Staunton Vindicator: March 29, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The President's Views of Military Republics
(Column 5)Summary: According to the correspondent, President Johnson is opposed to holding elections in areas of the South under "military control" because it is in "conflict with the spirit of republican institutions." Johnson justifies his position by drawing upon the words of Daniel Webster.
Origin of Article: New York Herald
(Column 1)Summary: The editors discuss the potential ramifications of the Supplementary Reconstruction Bill, which passed over the president's veto, and argue that the law, in combination with the Military Reconstruction Bill and the proposed Constitutional Amendment, will make the South "more republican than when the Union was originally formed."
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We publish elsewhere the Bill supplementary to the Military Re-construction Bill, which was passed over the President's veto by a vote of 40 to 7 in the Senate and 114 to 25 in the House, and is, therefore, a law. In this bill, together with the proposed Constitutional Amendment and Military Re-construction bill, the South has the programme of re-construction, to the completion of which the time and labors (we will no say wisdom) of Congress has been devoted for the past two years. The best comment on the various acts of Congress, on this subject, have been the veto message of the President, which for clearness, conscience and critical analysis, and a desire to preserve the Government of Fathers, are remarkable State documents. The message vetoing the Supplemental Bill, which we publish in connection with it, is an able paper and forcibly shows up this bill. Our readers will, no doubt, read the message carefully, but we desire to call their attention to a point made by the President that the present Constitutions of the Southern States are, if possible, more republican than when the Union was originally formed, and that Congress demands no change to be made in their provisions, except those which confine the suffrage to whites, and draws this patent conclusion, that, in the exercise of the Constitutional provision to guarantee a republican form of government to every State in the Union, if Congress makes (as seems to be the case) negro suffrage a sine qua non, then re-construction might as well commence in Pennsylvania or Ohio (both having lately refused to allow negroes to vote) as in Virginia or North Carolina.
(Column 1)Summary: In the wake of the passage of the S. S. S. Bill, which calls for a state convention to be held, the editors refute the notion that all members of the Virginia Senate who voted in favor of the measure based their decision on nefarious motives. Sometimes, they explain, legislators, like editors, are "liable to err."[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Before adjourning, the General Assembly passed a bill "to pay 4 percent interest on State debt."The Bill Supplementary to the Stevens-Sherman-Shellabarger Bill
(Column 2)Summary: Contains a copy of the Supplementary bill as approved by Congress over President Johnson's veto. The bill establishes regulations for voter registration and state conventions.President's Message
(Column 3)Summary: The article includes President Johnson's Veto of the Supplementary Reconstruction Bill, which Congress overrode.
Trailer: Andrew Johnson
Local Items--Proceedings of the County Court
(Column 1)Summary: "An order of Court was made to enable A. N. Breckenridge, W. J. Yount, J. A. Patterson, John Pilson, James M. Brown, R. G. Byers, J. N. Ryan, A. E. Shifflet, J. F. Golliday, A. G. L. Van Lear and Washington Varner, each of whom lost a limb in the Confederate service, to obtain artificial limbs. The Grand Jury made indictments against Martin Hill, Reuben Hill, Samuel Jackson and Frank Harris, colored, and David Hanger, white, for petit larceny, and Daniel Pannel and Calvin Davis for assault and battery. G. W. Sutler renewed his bond as Notary Public. James W. Baldwin qualified as Deputy Clerk. William D. McComick and James H. Marshall were appointed surveyors of roads. An order was made to summon the Justices to the next term for the purpose of granting licenses to Hotel-keepers &c. H. H. Peck and R. G. Bickle were appointed a committee to have the secret gutter on the Court House removed and its place supplied by a hanging gutter. The Court very wisely, on Monday last, on account of the roads and the prospect of fair weather, dismissed jurors, witnesses &c. "Local Items
(Names in announcement: A. N. Breckenridge, W. J. Yount, J. A. Patterson, John Pilson, James M. Brown, R. G. Byers, J. N. Ryan, A. E. Shifflett, J. F. Golliday, A. G. L. Van Lear, Washington Varner, Martin Hill, Reuben Hill, Samuel Jackson, Frank Harris, David Hanger, Daniel Pannel, Calvin Davis, G. W. Sutler, James W. Baldwin, William D. McComick, James H. Marshall, H. H. Peck, R. G. Bickle)
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that George L. Peyton, "the present popular proprietor of the Virginia Hotel," will operate the Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs this season.Local Items
(Names in announcement: George L. Peyton)
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that Col. Bolivar Christian will present a lecture at the Staunton Lyceum next Monday.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Col. Bolivar Christian)
(Column 2)Summary: Warns that if the market laws are not amended, they "will drive our enterprising butchers, who have opened fresh meat establishments on Main street, back to the Market House." Sentiment in town, relates the article, is decidedly in favor of this modification because residents prefer the convenience.Married
(Column 2)Summary: On March 10 Jonathan Shirley, of Indiana, and Maggie E. Swoops were married by Rev. W. T. Price.Married
(Names in announcement: Jonathan Shirley, Maggie E. Swoops, Rev. W. T. Price)
(Column 2)Summary: On March 21 Jacob H. Englemen and Sarah J. Arehart were married at the residence of Jacob Howman, by Rev. J. W. Karacofe.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob H. Englemen, Sarah J. Arehart, Rev. J. W. Karacofe, Jacob Howman)
(Column 2)Summary: On March 21 Benjamin Akens and Francis Wiseman were married by Rev. J. I. Miller.Died
(Names in announcement: Benjamin Akens, Francis Wiseman, Rev. J. I. Miller)
(Column 2)Summary: George P. Scherer, a member of the "old 'Stonewall Brigade,'" died at his father's residence on March 27. He was 26 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: George P. Scherer)
(Column 2)Summary: On March 23 Johnny, infant son of J. W. and Kate Hilbert, died in Staunton. He was 27 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Kate Hilbert, Johnny Hilbert, J. W. Hilbert)
(Column 2)Summary: On March 21 Charles Wallace, son of James R. and Lucy J. Paris, died of consumption. He was 23 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Charles Wallace Paris, James R. Paris, Lucy J. Paris)
(Column 2)Summary: On March 21 Martha Risk, wife of Harvey Risk, died at home. She was 59 years old.
(Names in announcement: Martha Risk, Harvey Risk)
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