Staunton Vindicator: December 15, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Message of the President to the U. S. Congress
(Column 03)Summary: The full text of President Johnson's recent address to both houses of Congress. For the full text of Johnson's speech see ****
(Column 04)Summary: Argues that Radicals are not content in overthrowing slavery, but continue to goad the South "under the shallow pretense of protecting the emancipated slaves" and suggests that blacks would be most helped "if their pretended Northern friends would cease their silly and malicious interference."
Full Text of Article:
The Radicals in the United States Congress, not content with the overthrow of slavery in the Southern States, seem intent upon still further goading our section, under the shallow pretense of protecting the emancipated slaves. The know full well that the best friends the poor negroes have are the Southern people, their former owners, and if left alone, they will be made useful laborers and be properly cared for. But this does not suit the Radical faction. Without the negro as a hobby their party must sink into oblivion. Desperate cases require desperate remedies, and desperate are the efforts of the Radicals to keep their party together.
Just before the assembling of Congress, a Radical caucus was held and a course mapped out, evidently looking to the forestalling of public opinion on the forthcoming message of the President, and likewise to commit the Republican members to the Radical policy.-In the pursuance of this plan, Messrs. Sumner, Wade and Stevens, on the first opportunity after the meeting of Congress, presented a series of resolutions and bills, aimed directly at the further humiliation, if not the destruction of the Southern people.
Among these, the bill presented by Mr. Sumner, to preserve the trial by jury, to the effect that, in sections where one-sixth of the population are Africans, one-half of grand juries shall consist of persons of African descent, and a like proportion of petit juries, where the cases refer to injuries inflicted of persons of African descent upon whites and vice versa, and prejudice to said race is made the ground for challenging or expulsion, is most particularly aimed at the Southern people. If not, why not make a general law for such formation of juries, for descendents of the African are to be found in every section of the Union? This bill aimed at the South, if passed, will not that immediately on its passage, African labor will ceased [MISSING LINES] forced to go North to find employment.--Being a citizen, no laws can be framed by Northern Legislatures, as was done in days gone by, to prevent his coming among them, and soon in Northern States, and no where else, will the African number one-sixth of the population. The South will then have no further trouble on this score, but the North will. Their juries will be framed in the plan of this proposed law of Congress, until the unnatural climate of the North, brings to early graves the African race of this Continent.
They can live long an easily, become useful members of society and be amply protected, and increase instead of diminish in the congenial climate of the South, if their pretended Northern friends would cease their silly and malicious interference, and it is to be hoped that they will cease ere long, for every blow struck at the South, thus far, falls, and falls heavily, on the head of the poor negro.
(Column 01)Summary: L. B. Waller returned to Staunton from Gettysburg recently, with the remains of Lieut. Charles T. Francisco. A funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church last Monday.
(Names in announcement: L. B. Waller, Lieut. Charles T. Francisco, Rev. Baker)Full Text of Article:Local Items
Mr. L. B. WALLER, returned to this place on Saturday, from Gettysburg, bringing with him the remains of Lieut. Charles T. Francisco, 52d Va., Regiment, who was wounded in the fight at that place, and died shortly thereafter.
On Monday last, his funeral took place at the Presbyterian Church, where an appropriate discourse was delivered, by the Rev. Mr. Baker and his body interred the Thornrose. Cemetery.
(Column 01)Summary: G. W. Dudley "was attacked by two negroes" while returning home from Staunton on December 4. The author warns readers to beware "such fellows and try the effect of a little powder and lead on them."
(Names in announcement: G. W. Dudley)Full Text of Article:Married
ABOUT ten o'clock, on the night of the 4th inst., Mr. G. W. Dudley, while returning home from Staunton, was attacked by two negros, who succeeded in robbing him of eight dollars and some papers. Look out for such fellows and try the effect of a little powder and lead on them.
(Column 02)Summary: Mary Holtz and James Snyder were married near Middlebrook on November 30 by Rev. J. D. Shirey.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. D. Shirey, James A. Snyder, Mary M. Holtz)
(Column 02)Summary: Ann Wiseman and George Dudley were married near Middlebrook on November 30 by Rev. J. D. Shirey.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. D. Shirey, George W. Dudley, Ann E. Wiseman)
(Column 02)Summary: Martha Van Lear and John Earman were married on December 7 at the home of Robert Van Lear near Spring Hill. Rev. William Baker performed the ceremony.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. Wm. E. Baker, Robt. Vanlear, John W. Earman, Martha Ella L. Van Lear)
(Column 02)Summary: Elizabeth Morrison and John Buford were married in Staunton on December 7 by Rev. Wm. Baker.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. Wm. E. Baker, John W. Buford, Elizabeth C. Morrison)
(Column 02)Summary: Margaret Shields and James Collins were married near Greenville on November 9 by Rev. George Taylor.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. George B. Taylor, James A. Collins, Margaret E. Shields, J. A. Shields)
(Column 02)Summary: Louisa Harrison, of Augusta, and Capt. Harman Hiner, of Orange, were married at the American Hotel in Staunton on December 13 by Rev. J. C. Dice.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. C. Dice, Capt. Harman Hiner, Louisa E. Harrison)
(Column 02)Summary: Joseph Beard, formerly of Mint Spring, and Lou. Lorentz, of West Virginia, were married at the home of the bride's father on October 29 by Rev. Daniel Celmick.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. Daniel T. Celmick, Joseph Beard, Lou. G. Lorentz, George W. Lorentz)
(Column 02)Summary: Mary Lizzie Larew, of Augusta, and Joseph Waddy, of Louisa, were married on December 12 at the home of the bride's father by Rev. Farncis McFarland.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Farncis McFarland, Lieut. Jos. W. Waddy, Mary Lizzie Larew, John J. Larew)
(Column 02)Summary: Samuel Pelter died at his home near Waynesboro on November 3. Requests papers to the West to publish the notice in the hopes of reaching James Pelter who "went West many years ago" and was last heard from in Missouri when preparing to cross the Plains.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Pelter, James Pelter)