Staunton Vindicator: February 01, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
A Chapter of Tragedies
(Column 4)Summary: The article provides a summary of the key events in the long and violent feud between the Johnstone and Rogers clans in Carter County, Tennessee. The conflict continued for twenty years before drawing to a close.
Origin of Article: Louisville JournalScene in the Mayor's Court, Richmond
(Column 5)Summary: Recounts the story of two black men who were arrested in Richmond for fighting, and describes their courtroom antics.
Origin of Article: Richmond DispatchEditorial Comment: "The local of the Dispatch is very felicitous at times, in his description of the trial of negroes before the Mayor's Court in that city. The following is a specimen of his 'getting up.'"Women at Work
(Column 7)Summary: In Alabama, relates the article, there are several instances in which destitute women have resorted to hard labor to maintain their livelihood. The article describes one example in which two sisters "employ themselves in cutting wood and hauling it to Mobile."
Origin of Article: Atlanta New Era; Mobile RegisterEditorial Comment: "In the Atlanta New Era we find the little paragraph:"
(Column 1)Summary: The editors commend philanthropic organizations in New York that have collected money to provide relief for destitute southerners, yet they question the logic of Radicals who have joined the effort since it was they, the Radicals, who brought about the southerners' suffering in the first place. Indeed, as a result of their reconstruction policies, the Radicals have stood as the key obstacle to improving the southerners' conditions.
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It is not unknown to our readers that an effort is being made in New York City, by the concerted action of her people, without regard to political or party bias, to afford pecuniary relief to the suffering of the South. This is eminently praiseworthy on the part of the people of that great and wealthy city. With the mere fact of an effort being made to extend a charity to the suffering poor of the South, made so by the devastation and destruction of the war, we do not propose to deal, save to express our gratification thereat, and to return the thanks of those people of Gotham, who, aroused by the reports of the destruction and want in various sections of the South, and animated by a Christian philanthropy, from their abundance, are about to extend that material aid, which will relieve many innocent ones from suffering and want, for whom their friends and neighbors can do but little, so destitute were all Southrous [sic] left by the late war and its attendant results.
Another feature, we think claims not only our attention, but the attention of the whole people of the country. this effort, as we stated above, excites and interests the sympathy not of Conservatives alone, but finds cordial supporters in the ranks of those from whom the South is led to expect but little. Among those who appeal strongly for the greatest liberality on the part of the people of the "Great Metropolis," are the editors of the radical papers of that city, and, doubtless, heartily endorsed by their thousands of radical patrons. From a Southern stand point we exclaim, "and is not most incumbent upon them to exhibit the greatest liberality! for is it now due to them that the present destitution and suffering in the South has been brought about?" This they do not, or will not see, but they are astute enough and sufficiently unprejudiced to see that the continuation of the destitution in certain portions of our fair land is not due to the war, but to the continued disturbed and unpacified condition of the country so long after the cessation of actual hostilities. That had peace and pacification followed close on the heels of war, want would have been but a name not a reality in the fertile South. This they can readily and do understand, for they are brought into daily contact with it in the diminished receipts of their ills, and feel it in every throb of the commercial and financial pulse in that great business mart. Indeed they not deny it. On the contrary, on this very account, they profess a great desire to see the restoration of the Union accomplished speedily. Yet we find these very journalists, who bespeak for the Southern poor a bounteous donation, daily advocating plans of restoration, introduced into Congress simply because they are believed impossible, and not for the purpose of securing speedy restoration -- not "to preserve the Union of our Father," but to preserve the life of a party which can only live in turmoil and strife, and whose funeral client be the plans [unclear] of peace. They do not cry out against the impeachment of President Johnson, for observing his oath of office to support the Constitution and Laws, as expounded by the Supreme Court, because it is wrong per se, but because it would hazard the existence of a party. Party and party patronage with them is more weighty than country and the prosperity of the people.
While the extending of relief to the suffering poor of the South, or of other lands, is both magnanimous and christian-like, yet we say to our Northern readers and exchanges, would you do away with its necessity in this once land of plenty -- would you "cast your bread upon the waters" to "find it after many days," you must throw aside that partizan feeling, which, for an act somewhat similar to that which made this country a Free-Republic -- a proud monument of successful rebellion, would continue in destitution twelve millions of people -- prevent the recovery of the greatest resources of the country from the present crippled condition, and send down a burden of debt never to be cancelled through coming time, and all, that a party may live. You must take a national, not a partizan view of affairs, and dethrone from their positions these men who would not only exercise the Legislative, but also the Executive and Judicial functions of government, supplanting them by men who will exercise the prerogatives of Legislation without infringing on those of the Executive or Judicial Departments, and whose legislation will be for the benefit of the whole country and not that of a party. When you of the North rise equal to the occasion an act as becomes you, as lovers of your country and the Constitution of your "rebel" Fathers, no longer will you hear the cry of destitution and want from any portion of our land, but you will find that her resources will spring forth to relieve her of debt and her progress and prosperity move rapidly onward from where partizan fury brought them to a sudden and shattering halt.
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that Judge Meredith's recent ruling against the constitutionality of the Stay Law has prompted considerable debate in the legislature and is sure to be challenged.
Origin of Article: Lynchburg RepublicanFull Text of Article:The Amendment in Mississippi
The recent decision of Judge Meredith against the constitutionality of the Stay Law seems to have attracted the attention of the Legislature, for in the House, on Friday, we notice that the committee of Courts of Justice, consisting of Messrs. Seawell, Marshall, Wilson, Goode, Crump, Herdon, Dickenson, Cabell, Woodson, Wyatt, Beckein, Jones and Evans, submitted a report on the constitutionality of the new law, is which the decision of Judge Meredith is declared to be "erroneous." This committee is composed of the first legal talents in the Legislature, if not in the State, and their united opinions are certainly entitled to at least as much weight as the decision of any one Judge. Indeed, no great legal talents are necessary to show the utter fallacy of Judge Meredith's decision, for had the honorable gentleman gone to sleep in the Katskill mountains with Rip Van Winkle, some fifty years ago, and remained in a state of unconscious torpor until the last gun of Lee had died away on the plains of Appomattox, he could not have rendered an opinion more directly in conflict with the highest Judicial decisions of the country, and the changed circumstances and necessities of the people and the State.--Lynchburg Republican
(Column 2)Summary: In defiance of Senator Alcorn's appeal to accept the proposed constitutional amendment as the "least of Congressional evils," states the article, both branches of the Mississippi Legislature unanimously rejected the measure.
Origin of Article: New OrleansGeneral Assembly of Virginia
(Column 3)Summary: Notes that, during the proceedings at the capital last week, the legislature approved a bill "incorporating the Southern Association for the benefit of the widows and orphans of the Southern States."Another Veto Message From the President
(Column 4)Summary: Reports that President Johnson recently vetoed two bills: in the first instance, Johnson rejected the act admitting the territory of Colorado as a state; in the second, he vetoed a bill conferring suffrage on all citizens by legislative action.
(Column 1)Summary: The piece praises the performance given by the "young ladies of the Augusta Female Seminary" last Saturday.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Prof. Joel Bittinger, Dr. J. L. Brown)
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers that Staunton residents formed a new "Musical Association" at a meeting held on January 22nd. During the proceedings, a constitution was adopted and the officers were elected.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Prof. J. H. Hewitt, D. W. Drake, R. M. Guy, C. W. Hunter, Prof. J. L. Brown, Prof. Joel Ettinger, J. W. Alby, W. J. Nelson, Dr. E. A. Berkeley)
(Column 1)Summary: The January Term of the County Court convened last Monday. J. C. Wheat and J. W. Baldwin, renewed their bonds as Notaries Public. The estates of A. D. Chandler and Jacob Dull were committed to Samuel Paul for administration. The petitions of John Churchman, Chesley Kinney and others, for charges of public roads, were referred. David Kerr, Simeon Koiner, James W. Patterson were appointed surveyors of roads. The Hotel license of Chesley Kenney was transferred to J. A. Hefelfinger. Jack and Rebecca Walker, (colored) and Ella Zambro (white) were ordered to be bound out. R. G. Bickle and H. H. Peck were appointed a committee to have the Jail floor repaired, and also to purchase coal for furnace in the Jail. Thomas W. Shelton and James W. Cochran, were exempted from Payment of erroneous taxes. Earman (white) vs. Barnhart (colored) case of unlawful Detainer. Jury gave verdict for Barnhart. C. W. Parker's road petition--writs of "ad quod damnum" were granted to John S. Byers, M. B. Smart, T. Sullivan, to be executed on Monday next. John Bernard Peyton, qualified as an Attorney-at-Law.Local Items
(Names in announcement: J. C. Wheat, J. W. Baldwin, A. D. Chandler, Jacob Dull, Samuel Paul, John Churchman, Chesley Kinney, David Kerr, Simon Koiner, James W. Patterson, Jack Walker, Rebecca Walker, Ella Zambro, R. G. Bickle, H. H. Peck, Thomas W. Shelton, James W. Cochran, Earman, Barnhart, C. W. Parker, John S. Byers, M. B. Smart, T. Sullivan, John Bernard Peyton)
(Column 1)Summary: States that Col. George Baylor, one of Augusta's delegates to the legislature, is recovering from his illness and is expected return to the capital shortly.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Col. George Baylor)
(Column 2)Summary: Notes that tonight's debate at the Staunton Lyceum pits R. Mauzy against Rev. W. A. Harris on the question "Would a judicious Bankrupt Law be beneficial to the South?"Local Items
(Names in announcement: Rev. Stuart, Rev. Munsey, MauzyR., Rev. W. A. Harris)
(Column 2)Summary: At the meeting of the Philomathesian Society last Saturday, participants discussed whether fear of punishment or hope of reward was the greatest incentive to exertion. At the next meeting, the question "'which is the most desirable government--the Monarchical or Republican?" will be debated.Local Items
(Names in announcement: C. A. Richardson, J. M. Hanger, D. E. Strasburg, Fred Effinger)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that Thomas Burke, of Newton, lost his house and its contents in a fire last Tuesday. The source of the blaze was a kerosene lamp that exploded.Editor of the Staunton Vindicator
(Names in announcement: Thomas Burke)
(Column 2)Summary: In his letter, "Many Virginians" endorses Thomas J. Mitchie as "a fit and suitable gentleman to fill the office of the Chief Magistrate" of Virginia.
(Names in announcement: Thomas J. Michie)Trailer: Many VirginiansLocal Items--Labor Contracts
(Column 2)Summary: Contains a copy of Gen. O. O. Howard's order pertaining to labor contracts.
Full Text of Article:Married
Major General Howard commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau, has issued the following order to each assistant commissioner:
"Hereafter, and until further orders, no fees or charges will be exacted by officers or agents of this bureau for services they may render in connection with contracts between freed people and their employers, either in examination, approval, witnessing or registry of such contracts, or otherwise.--Please instruct your subordinates to comply with this requirements. Labor contracts should be in writing. If possible, persuade laborers and employers not in rely upon more verbal agreements; they occasion much confusion. Bureau agents are required to do all in their power to secure fair contracts for the freed people, and in offering their services for that purpose they should let it be understood that they will be rendered without charge to the parties concerned."
(Column 3)Summary: On Jan. 24 G. Harvey Brown, of Rockingham County, and M. Virginia Brown were married by Rev. G. W. Stevenson.Married
(Names in announcement: G. Harvey Brown, M. Virginia Brown, Rev. G. W. Stevenson)
(Column 3)Summary: On Jan. 24 Benjamin F. Fifer and Carolina S. Bickle were married by Rev. W. E. Baker.Died
(Names in announcement: Benjamin F. Fifer, Carolina S. Bickle, Rev. W. E. Baker)
(Column 3)Summary: C. W. Arnold died near Brownsburg on Jan. 17. He was 56 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: C. W. Arnold)
(Column 3)Summary: Carrie Lee Catharine, only daughter and child of Hugh and Hannah Lindamood, died on Jan. 25. She was 6 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Carrie Lee Catharine Lindamood, Hugh Lindamood, Hannah Lindamood)
(Column 3)Summary: Mrs. John S. Thornton, daughter of William F. Morris and former wife of G. T. Lowry, died on Jan. 19. She was 22 years old.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. John S. Thornton, William F. Morris, G. T. Lowry)
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