Staunton Vindicator: October 05, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Argues that "the Southern people have not the slightest idea of adopting the proposed amendment" and will instead wait for "the returning sober sense of the Northern masses" to halt the advance of Radicalism.
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The adoption by the Southern States of the proposal Constitutional Amendment of the last Congress seems to be the important topic of discussion by many of our exchanges just now. Some Northern Journals, which have leaned to a conservative policy, argue that now is the time for the Southern Legislatures to take fortune at its flood and by adopting said amendment secure representation in Congress, not attainable in any other way, while the Radical Journals insist the case of Tennessee is not to be a precedent to the admission of other Southern States to representation in Congress, or, in other words, that the adoption of the Constitutional amendment by the Southern States is not and will not be considered a sufficient ground for the readmission of said States to the Union. It occurs to us that our Northern cotemporaries are wasting ink and paper in this discussion. The Southern people have not the slightest idea of adopting the proposed amendment. It is a question whether representation in Congress, where a fanatical radical majority holds dominant sway, is desirable on our part, and especially, when it is to be purchased by the acknowledgement of our own degradation and ostracism of our best men, but when re-admission to the Union and representation in its National Councils, is not to be obtained, as asserted by the Radicals, even by the adoption of the proposed Constitutional amendment, it is positively certain that the South will none of it. The Southern people have fully enough to contend with in the recuperation of their financial affairs, without disturbing themselves greatly over unconstitutional amendments, which can only be productive of future evil.
They will therefore devote their time and attention, as they have done since the war, to their own private and State affairs, and can only rely upon the returning sober sense of the Northern masses to accord, sooner or later, without degrading conditions, their rights and privileges in the Union which are now and have so long been unjustly withheld.
(Column 02)Summary: Endorses the idea of a "Southern Convention" where "the people of the South" can "plainly, frankly, forcibly and in language not to be misunderstood or misconstrued" state their "views and determinations."
Full Text of Article:Horrible Murder
In these days a Convention seems to be the generally accepted plan for accomplishing everything. We have had a National Union convention, a Loyal Southerners (?) Convention, and two Soldiers' and Sailors' Conventions and the Memphis Appeal proposes now "a Convention of the people of the South by duly elected delegates, to meet at some central point, and qualified by an immediate commission from the people to express their sentiments and vindicate their policy and purposes from the foul aspersions heaped upon them by the traveling adventurers hailing from this section, and now on a pilgrimage through the Northern States awakening by their slanders and falsehoods the most intense animosity against us."
We rather like this proposition, for, besides the travelling Loyalties (?) from this section, we have had a set of men sent among us to dish up falsehoods to suit Radical tastes, the effect of which we can more effectually obliterate by one common expression from the South than in any other way.
We think, therefore, that the proposed "Southern Convention" could be made a good thing, in which the people of the South, through their delegates, might express candidly their views and determination, not in the style of "dirt eaters," nor yet with menaces, but plainly, frankly, forcibly and in language not to be misunderstood or misconstrued, which, if it did not carry conviction to the Northern mind, would, at least, exonerate our people from the many base and slanderous charges so frequently made against them.
(Column 01)Summary: An account of the murder of Staunton native Jno. Eubank, who was killed in Ohio about the 13th of September.
(Names in announcement: Jno. P. Eubank, Amanda Eubank, Capt. Jas. Turk, Col. R. Turk, R. P. Eubank)Full Text of Article:
We publish below the particulars, kindly furnished us by a friend, of the cold blooded and horrible murder of Jno. P. Eubank, of this county, which occurred about the 13th of September, in the State of Ohio, near the Ohio River.
Jno. T. Eubank, nephew of Col. R. Turk of this county, went to the Burning Spring Oil Wells of Wirt, with a team belonging to his brother R. P. Eubank and himself. He had been doing well, and as was believed, had made money. Some time about the 13th ult., he was employed by a man of the name of Bumbgardner to go with his team to some point in Ohio, under the pretence of moving a family to the wells.--They passed down the Virginia side of the Ohio to a point seven miles below Parkersburg and crossed in to that State. 'Tis supposed that Bumbgardner took advantage of his victim in some way, as Eubank was an unusually stout and resolute man. Perhaps he attacked him while asleep. His body was found some days after floating in the Ohio without the head, which so far as now know, has been recovered. The fact of his being murdered was made known in this wise: Capt. Elijah Bateman of this county who had gone out with a team about the time Eubank did, had a suit with some one and Eubank was his witness. He, not being aware of Eubank's absence, applied to his layer, a man by the name of Robinson, to know the status of his law-case and was enquired of as to what witnesses he had. He mentioned Eubank as one and took out a subpoena for him, and on enquiring where he was, learned he had gone, as before stated, with Bumbgardner. Presently the body was found and on investigation, it was identified as Eubank's, and it was further ascertained, that Bumbgardner had borrowed a skiff of a man of the name of Hill, perhaps near the point at which they crossed the river, under the pretence of going out into the river, to take a wash. Since that time Bumbgardner and the team are missing.--The presumption is he murdered Eubank for what money he had and his team. He has been pursued and it is hoped and believed will be brought to condign punishment. Capt. Bateman with others was in pursuit. He (B) first telegraphed to Capt. Peck of this place the fact of the murder, and Mr. Robinson, the lawyer mentioned, since wrote to Mr. R. P. Eubank left here this morning, (Tuesday) for Parkersburg. Seldom have we had to record a more fiendish and cold blooded a murder.
The deceased was the second son of Mrs. Amanda Eubank -- the only daughter of the late Capt. Jas. Turk. He was a good soldier, a member of the Churchville Cavalry, and besides his heart-stricken mother, has left an only sister and two brothers, a numerous relationship and many friends to mourn his sad fate. May a merciful God soothe them in their mutual sorrow, and an avenging God inflict on the vile assassin a just retribution for his crime.
(Column 01)Summary: The Virginia and American hotels in Staunton have been united and will be run under the joint proprietorship of Mr. Peyton and Col. O'Ferrall.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Peyton, O'Ferrall)
(Column 01)Summary: Maj. Newton, a veteran of the Stonewall Brigade who lost a limb during the war, has associated himself in business with G. Mandelbaum, wholesale and retail clothier.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Maj. Newton, G. Mandelbaum)
(Column 01)Summary: To alleviate the "trouble of getting reliable servants and retaining them," the author suggests that employers require a "written voucher of character" from the person's former employer.Local Items
(Column 01)Summary: The Fire Company of Staunton will hold a fair to raise money to equip the company, a cause the editor encourages citizens to support.Local Items
(Column 02)Summary: Jefferson Kinney recently sold his Staunton residence to Dr. Wm. S. McChesney for $10,500.Married
(Names in announcement: Jefferson Kinney, Dr. Wm. S. McChesney)
(Column 02)Summary: Lelia Powers, of Staunton, and W. Stuart Symington, of Maryland, were married on October 3 at Trinity Church in Staunton by Rev. William Meade.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Wm. H. Meade, W. Stuart Symington, Lelia W. Powers, Pike Powers)
(Column 02)Summary: Margaret Lynn Peyton and Capt. George Cochran were married on October 4 at the residence of Col. J. B. Baldwin by Rev. Jas. Latane.Married
(Names in announcement: Col. J. B. Baldwin, Rev. Jas. A. Latane, Capt. Geo. M. Cochran, Margaret Lynn Peyton)
(Column 02)Summary: Carrie Shumate and Maj. Thos. Shumate were married on October 2 by Rev. Lafferty.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Lafferty, Major Thos. Shumate, Carrie Shumate)