Staunton Vindicator: July 27, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Argues that recent actions by the Radicals in Congress indicate that they are prepared, "in a certain event, to inaugurate another civil war" in order to maintain control of Congress.
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Mr. Raymond, Republican member of Congress and editor of the New York Times, has in a late communication to his paper laid open the intention of the Radicals, in a certain event, to inaugurate another civil war. A resolution was recently passed by the House of Representatives calling on the States to organize, equip and drill their militia, and directing the immediate distribution of two-thirds of the arms, ordinance and ammunition in possession of the General Government among the loyal States, but to be postponed as to the States lately in rebellion, until further orders. This Mr. Raymond says is the first step towards another civil war. The radicals believe if the fall elections result in the choice of northern Democrats, enough, together with the Southern Representatives, to constitute a majority of the House, they will claim to be the Congress and will be recognized as such by the President, and will be protected in their convening by military force. They assert on the other hand that if the Union members returned from the loyal States constitute a majority from those States, they will claim to be the only legal Congress, and do not conceal their determination in this event to appeal to force, and in the language of a leader, to "drive the rival Congress, the President and his Cabinet and supporters into the Potomac."
They pretend to believe that the President intends to disperse the present Congress, on its re-assembling in December, if it refuses to admit the Southern members. Mr. Raymond says no such a purpose can be ascribed to President Johnson, but that it serves the purpose intended-to arouse the North and prepare for a resort to force upon the reassembling of the Fortieth Congress, in extra or regular session, and that this determination is avowed.
Taken in connection with the fact that leading Republicans have declared their belief that an issue of force was rapidly approaching and that preparations must be made to meet it, it is possible, and indeed not improbable, that this country is on the eve of another civil strife.
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that the Tennessee Legislature recently ratified the 14th Amendment despite not having a quorum of their members present. Nevertheless, a joint resolution for the readmission of Tennessee into the Union was immediately offered in Congress and passed the House by a vote of 125 to 11.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Praises the completion of the Atlantic Cable, which make news from Europe as current as news from throughout the U. S., and asks "what will be the next great undertaking of the world?"
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The expectation of many, so often disappointed, with reference to the Atlantic Cable is likely now to be realized. The greatest precautions have been taken to render it a success, and vast strides made in the construction of a trustworthy cable and the improvement of the instruments with which it is to be successfully operated. The shore end of the cable was landed at Valentia on the 6th inst., and the Wm. Corry proceeded to sea immediately, paying out slowly. The work of laying the shore end, thirty miles of cable, was accomplished in less than twelve hours and its insulation found to be perfect. The main cable was to be spliced to the shore end on the 13th inst., when the laying of it was to commence. By the time our next paper goes to press, it may be possible that European news as late as that received from the cities of this Continent, may be reported in the papers of the day. The Atlantic cable successfully laid, what will be the next great undertaking of the world?
(Column 02)Summary: "Dixi" offers an account of a grand barbeque given by the people of Greenville, which included addresses, music, a near-gun battle, and a large dinner in which "colored persons" were "invited to participate after the whites were served."
(Names in announcement: Capt. James Bumgardner, Capt. Powell Harrison, Howe Y. Peyton)Full Text of Article:
Mr. Editor:-- On Saturday last the people of the Greenville neighborhood gave a barbecue and extended a general invitation to all participate with them. Among a number, we repaired to the appointed place, where a large crowd of the good people of the neighborhood, and their invited guests, were assembled to do honor to the occasion. How we arrived there can only be realized by those who have jogged over a rough road in any army ambulance with a heavy load. The monotonous journey of twelve [UNCLEAR] lengthened out by the anxiety to get to the grounds, was relieved with an occasional song-lively repartee or the frolicsome pranks of "Ready," who, with hat full two sizes two large, played the drunkard, in the attempt to light his Virginia weed from the unfired one of his neighbor, to the no small delight of the party and the intense gratification of the small boys along the road, and the flaxen haired maiden, whose disheveled tresses were seen but for a moment, as the lumbering vehicle whirled along with its noisy occupants.
With merry time we arrived at the selected spot. The old "Stonewall" Band-noble fellows, who followed Stonewall Jackson in his wonderful marches and brilliant campaigns, were also there and made the woods echo with the sweet strains.
After the rendition of several pieces by the Band, Capt. Jas. Bumgardner in a few appropriate remarks introduced in succession, Capt. Powell Harrison and Maj. Howe Y. Peyton, who delivered very appropriate and well-conceived addresses, which were received with tumultuous applause by the large auditory. The speeches over, several excellent pieces were performed by the Band whose sweet strains were the delight of all and who will ever be welcomed to Greenville, when dinner was announced, which was well served and ample, not only sufficing for the large crowd of whites in attendance, but abundantly supplying the wants of the colored persons present, who were invited to participate after the whites were served.
The Band continued to discourse sweet music until half-past three o'clock when the crowd began to disperse-some to their homes, others to spend the remainder of the evening in Greenville.
Greenville was in a state of hilarity that evening. Such a day could scarcely pass by without exciting the bellicose passions of some as was the case on this occasion. The Bully of South Bottom was there, and altho' he made a Bull Run retreat from the grounds in the morning in full pursuit by "Johnny Reb," yet on reaching Greenville he recovered himself, and arming with shot gun and backshot boasted his determination to stand his ground and maintain his "posish."-"Johnny," being aware that "Bull Run" with deadly firearm awaited his approach, stole a march on and flanked him, and, ere he was aware of it, made him prisoner at the mouth of death dealing Colt. After sharp manoevreing, and loud entreaties, on the part of "Bull Run," "Johnny" released him, minus shot gun and hat, and with a docility in marked contrast with his former boastfulness. Several minor skirmishes took place thereafter but we are gratified to state that "nobody was hurt."
Towards the dusky hours of evening we left for home again and merry was the crowd over the events of the day. I would not have you understand, Mr. Editor, that the merriment was superinduced by anything save the pleasures of the day, although one of the party, tired with the jostling ambulance, did call out to the driver very lustily "please make the darn thing pace."
Landed safely at home we can but revert with pleasure to the day spent with our neighbors of Greenville and vicinity, and trust that many such occasions may arise to call the good people of our county together in such pleasant reunions.
Trailer: Dixi[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: George Elliot denies ever signing the Dews petition, claiming he "was a Southern man during the war, and am the same yet."
(Names in announcement: Geo. Elliot)Full Text of Article:
Mr. Editor:-- I noticed my name among the signers to the Dews petition. I will take a solemn oath that I never signed that petition, nor did I ever see it. I was a Southern man during the war, and am the same yet.
Trailer: Geo. ElliotCurious
(Column 04)Summary: Claims that some "Northern men" are offering five dollars to former slaveholders for each slave in the hopes that Congress will offer compensation at some future point.
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We have recently heard, from several sources, says the Richmond Whig, that Northern men have approached late holders of slaves with the offer of five dollars for each slave lost by emancipation. What does this mean?
Why it means that the Yankees want to buy up all Southern claims for negroes emancipated, and then make Congress pay them damages to the value of the negroes! They will buy at five or ten dollars, and then ask Congress to give them three or five hundred and tax us to get the money. Sharp set of scoundrels, these Yankees.-Lynchburg Republican.
(Column 01)Summary: A picnic was recently held at Dr. Isaac Hall's Schoolhouse, and is reported to have been "a pleasant affair."
(Names in announcement: Dr. Isaac Hall, M. R. Coalter, Wm. Hunter, Capt. Clinton Hall, Capt. B. M. Ellis, Alex Coiner, John Lipscomb, Rev. Ball)Full Text of Article:Local Items--Proceedings of the County Court
A pic-nic came off at Dr Isaac Hall's Schoolhouse, on July 21st under the management of the efficient Committee, Messrs M. R. Coalter, Wm. Hunter, Capt. Clinton Hall, Capt B. M. Ellis, Alex Coiner, and John Lipscomb. It was a pleasant affair. The day was delightful and prattling children and grey haired parents, gay old bacholers and meek benedicts, happy lovers and meddling rivals were there to give zest and variety to the gathering.
An eloquent address was delivered by the rev. Mr. Ball, after which a sumptuous collation was spread upon the ground, which was greatly enjoyed by the pic-nickians.
The remainder of the day was devoted to the usual pleasures incident to such an occasion, and when the dusky shades of evening warned that the hour for leave taking had arrived, the crowd dispersed, well satisfied with the enjoyments of the day.
(Column 01)Summary: Summarizes the recent proceedings of the County Court, including the revocation of William Dews' powers as a Notary Public.
(Names in announcement: Jno. B. Watts, Wm. J. Dews, Thos. S. Hogshead, Rev. Harrison Getzendenner)Full Text of Article:Local Items
Maj. Jno. B. Watts qualified as Notary Public.
The powers of Wm. J. Dews as Notary Public were revoked, he having failed to furnish the required security.
Thos. S Hogshead qualified as road commissioner.
Rev. Harrison Getzendanner, of the German Reformed Church, gave bonds and was authorized to celebrate the rights of matrimony
Nothing else of general interest was transacted.
(Column 01)Summary: Four doctors recently removed a grain of corn lodged in the windpipe of a daughter of Staunton Deputy Sheriff Towberman.
(Names in announcement: Towberman, Dr. Fauntleroy, Dr. Watson, Dr. Churchman, Dr. Carter Berkely)Full Text of Article:Local Items
A little daughter of Deputy Sheriff Towherman of this County swallowed a grain of corn, some ten days since, which lodged in the wind-pipe.-On Sunday last indications of suffocation being exhibited, Drs. Fauntleroy, Watson, Churchman and Carter Berkely, were called in and successfully performed the operation of opening the windpipe, and removed the grain of corn. The child is at present doing well.
(Column 01)Summary: George Whitezell recently drowned near Burke's Mill while his cousin was attempting to teach him how to swim. He was 13 and "an interesting little fellow."
(Names in announcement: Nelson Whitezell, Geo. Whitezell)Full Text of Article:Married
GEO. WHITEZELL, aged 13 years, son of Nelson Whitezell near Burke's Mill in the County, was drowned on July 15th while in bathing with his cousin, who was endeavoring to learn him to swim. He was an only child and an interesting little fellow.
(Column 02)Summary: Lucy Keblinger and G. A. Gulley, both of Charlottesville, were married on July 19 at the Virginia Hotel by Rev. George Taylor.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. George B. Taylor, G. A. Gulley, Lucy Keblinger)
(Column 02)Summary: Millie Bruce and George Harper, both of Staunton, were married on July 19 by Rev. W. E. Baker.Died
(Names in announcement: W. E. Baker, George K. Harper, Millie S. Bruce)
(Column 02)Summary: Verner Ferguson died on July 11 after an illness of twelve hours. He was the only son of William and Sarah Ferguson and died three weeks before his fifth birthday.
(Names in announcement: Verner F. Ferguson, William G. Ferguson, Sarah E. Ferguson)