Staunton Vindicator: December 21, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Abolition of the Southern States Governments
(Column 5)Summary: With rumors swirling that Thad Sumner has introduced a bill to abolish all southern state governments, the article suggests that such a law would abrogate those states' debts.
Origin of Article: Richmond EnquirerThe Negroes of Boston Supporting the Democratic Ticket
(Column 6)Summary: Blacks in two wards in Boston are supporting the Democratic ticket, relates the article, causing considerable consternation among the city's Republicans. The party's leadership had promised blacks representation on the City Council, but failed to deliver on the pledge prompting "the wrath of the colored men."[No Title]
(Column 7)Summary: Reports on a woman who "can plow, fish, nurse, and sing all at once," and compares the "heroine" to the "sickly sentimentalists who can't sweep a room or bring a bucket of water without being broke down."
Origin of Article: Fort Wayne DemocratEditorial Comment: "The Fort Wayne Democrat is responsible for the following:"
(Column 1)Summary: As Congress debates the future of the southern states, the editors assail the various proposals promulgated thus far.
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While we have no voice in the National Legislation, we, nevertheless, can not fail to look with interest to the doings of Congress. Though noting the sayings and doings in that body we are totally at a loss to tell what our status is. Indeed we think it would puzzle a philosopher to disentangle the mesh [unclear] into which radical fanaticism has gotten the condition of the South. When the Constitutional Amendment was passed it was intended that it should be ratified by all the States, in which category the most ferocious radical classed our Southern communities.--Then it was contended that by secession we had lost our status as States and were conquered provinces and to be dealt with as such. Now a member of Congress openly declares that upon the ratification of the Constitutional Amendment, we must, in all fairness, be allowed representation and admitted to our old position of States in the Union, but if we reject it the whole military and naval power of the country is to be used to thrust it down our throats. He plainly takes as the basis of our wrong-doing the failure to ratify the Constitutional Amendment and thus relieves us of all the alleged culpability on account of our acts of secession and consequent war.--Another, not seeing as far into the mill-stone, would reduce the States of the South into a territorial conditions, re-organize the governments by the tools of Congress, disfranchise our citizens, &c., while a third would re-construct the "District formerly composing the State of North Carolina," which would be a precedent for action in regard to other States.
Now for the life of us we can't tell whether we are to be re-organized as "fish, flesh or fowl," whether the Southenr States "so-called" are to be considered as States, Territories, of Districts, or when this long and much mooted questionis to be decided, so varied and conflicting ar the opinions of those in power. This much we do know that there is not enough of philosophic statesmanship in Congress to disposition of the Southern States has gotten it. The only resort will be to cast aside fanaticism and fanatical legislation, and fall back upon the Constitution and common sense, and, as respect for the Constitution is but slightly entertained in the Halls of Congress, and an approach to common sense is vastly slower than a "snail's galley," we can reasonably expect that the status of the Southern States will be the subject of declamation for Congressmen yet unborn, and the youngest of us will die with the question unsolved as to whether he was born in a State, Territory or District.
(Column 1)Summary: Labels the passage of the law granting suffrage rights to blacks in the District of Columbia as the first step in the Radicals' program.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: The Virginia House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill last Monday, declaring its intention to recognize prewar debts and avoid all attempts at repudiation. This position, suggests the article, reflects the view of the "vast majority" of the people.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: In the face of continuing difficulties arising from the split of the Methodist Church into northern and southern wings, Col. Baldwin, reports the article, has introduced a bill in the legislature to oversee the distribution of church property. According to the terms of the bill, the majority of each congregation will determine the fate of contested property.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: The Virginia House of Delegates unanimously approved a bill appropriating $20,000 to purchase artificial limbs for the state's maimed Confederate soldiers, states the article.General Assembly Of Virginia
(Column 3)Summary: Among the subjects discussed by the legislature this past week, reports the article, were measures affecting the administration of railroads, taxes, and a bill to erect a monument to Confederate soldiers killed in the late war.
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that citizens living near Stribling Springs disinterred the bodies of sixteen Confederate soldiers, who died in the hospital nearby, and brought them to Staunton for reburial in the Soldiers' Cemetery. An additional twenty-three bodies were brought from the Piedmont.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers that a "brutal" murder took place in Rockingham County last week. The victim, a "gallant" soldier in the Confederate army, was shot in the head and his body mutilated. Local citizens intend to offer a $500 reward for the apprehension of the murderer.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that the ladies of the Trinity Church will hold a fair and festival on Thursday and Friday night.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: When members of the Staunton Lyceum met last Monday, relates the article, they debated the question, Is Republicanism a Failure, which they "decided in the affirmative." Next Monday, Jed Hotchkiss will deliver a lecture.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Rev. N. C. Brackett, the Supervisor of the Freedmen's schools in the Valley, recently rented a house west of Staunton, relates the article.Tribute of Respect
(Names in announcement: Rev. N. C. Brackett, Capt. St. F. C. Roberts, Mrs. Lavinia Allen)
(Column 2)Summary: The Augusta Fire Company met on December 14 at which time its members passed a series of resolutions in memory of John Beck, the company's 4th Engineer, recently deceased.
(Names in announcement: John Beck, P. H. Trout, William R. Morris, Capt. J. H. Waters, J. M. Hardy, William H. Wilson)Trailer: P. H. TroutObituary
(Column 2)Summary: Martha E. B. Hill, Consort of Reuben D. Hill, died on December 4, in Lebanon, Ohio, where she traveled to obtain medical treatment for her "delicate health." Hill leaves a grieving husband and three young children. She was 35 years old.Married
(Names in announcement: Martha E. B. Hill, Reuben D. Hill)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 19, Capt. C. G. Merritt and Lizzie Wilson were married by Rev. Dr. McFarland.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. C. G. Merritt, Lizzie Wilson, Rev. Dr. McFarland)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 19, Joseph McGuire, of Washington City, and Anna, daughter of Alfred Chapman, were married by Rev. James A. Latune.Married
(Names in announcement: Joseph McGuire, Anna Chapman, Alfred Chapman, Rev. James A. Latune)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 19, Dr. Hunter McGuire, of Richmond Medical College, and Mary Stuart, daughter of A. H. H. Stuart, were married.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. Hunter McGuire, Mary Stuart, A. H. H. Stuart)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 29, Rev. George Huffman and Catherine Snyder were married by Rev. J. W. Grimm.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Huffman, Catherine Snyder, Rev. J. W. Grimm, David Snyder)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 7, John C. Dunlap and Theresa M. McChesney were married by Rev. J. I. Miller.Died
(Names in announcement: John C. Dunlap, Theresa M. McChesney, Rev. J. I. Miller)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 14, John Beck, 31, died in Staunton. Pneumonia was the cause.Died
(Names in announcement: John Beck)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 20, Mary V. Spitler died near Spring Hill after suffering several weeks of illness. She was 14 years old.
(Names in announcement: Mary V. Spitler)