Staunton Vindicator: May 24, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
"A New Kink"
(Column 4)Summary: Notes that a new style of skirt is now in vogue. The "new and singularly beautiful and graceful hooped skirt" is known as the "'Silver Chain.'"
Origin of Article: Lynchburg News
(Column 1)Summary: The editors contend immigration is an important issue that has been given short shrift by Virginia's residents and politicians. Yet, they note, immigrants are the key to the state's future prosperity, particularly in light of the difficulties in labor relations since the war.
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Last night Jedekiah K. Hayward, of Mass., was arrested for using language at the negro meeting on Friday night calculated to create a riot. His language was as follows:
When I go back to Massachusetts, shall I tell the people there that you are determined to ride in the same street cars in which white man and woman ride? ("Yes!") Shall I tell thtem that you intend to occupy any boxes or seats in the theatre for which you pay your money? ("Yes, yes!")--Shall I tell them that you will go to any public school where people are taught? ("Yes!") Shall I tell them that you intend, in whatever manner you may see fit, to have every right that any white citizens of the State of Massachusetts enjoys? ("Yes!") If you want these things and cannot get them of yourselves the young men of the Old Bay State will help you to get them. They came once adn laid for months for you in the Chickahominy swamps, and they will come again.--(Cheers.) We have paid taxes to make you free, and we will pay more to get you what you want. (Cheers.)
He then went on, as he said, to caution this vast audience. During his visit to Richmond he had discovered bravery among them that was astonishing. But those who might be disposed to be reckless, he would warn that they owed a duty to the brave men who had risked, he would warn that they owed a duty to the brave men who had risked so much for them.--(Cheers.) You would not endanger the life of the illustrious Underwood, would you? ("No! No! That we wouldn't!") Well, then as soon as he leaves you may have a high carnival for what you please. It is useless for me to advise you as to what to do; for great masses generally do what they have a mind to [Long and continued cheering.]
here John A. Fitchett arose and said: "Mr. Speake, you may tell the people of Massachusetts that the colored people of Richmond are determined to enter any barroom, hotel, theatre or street car they may wish." ["Yes, they will!" Cheers.]
The speaker said that a law would have to be passed for Virginia as had been passed for Massachusetts, compelling hotel proprietors, etc., to allow the colored men equal privileges with the whites. [Loud cheers, and cries of "That's what we want here," and "We are going to have it here, too!"]
He was arrested on a warrant from the mayor, and was bailed in $3,000 to appear to-morrow.
Hayward was arrested by order of the Mayor, it is understood, at the instance of General Scholfield, but on our putting the question to the Mayor, with a view of learning the facts, he declined to answer. We therefore think it safe to conclude that the arrest was made at the instance of General Scholfield.--Rich. Times.
The trial was in progress Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but up to the time of going to press, we have been unable to learn the decision of the Mayor.
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that violent encounters occurred in New Orleans and Mobile in the wake of an "inflammatory" speech given by Judge Kelly, of Pennsylvania, who is touring the lower South. As a result of disturbances, the military commander of Alabama has disbanded the police force in Mobile, prohibited public meetings after dark, and issued a warning against publishing incendiary material.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: The editorial blames Radicals for the recent spate of racial violence in Richmond, New Orleans, and Mobile, and contends the Radicals are promoting incendiary beliefs among blacks as a means to maintain political power. The best way to combat the Radicals' efforts, argues the piece, is to "treat" blacks with "kindness" so that they know who their true friends are.
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The result of the one sided harangues the people of the South are burthened with from Northern Radical orators are producing the results to essentially necessary to Radical existence and hence so earnestly desired by them. By teachings of bad and reckless men we have had negro riots in Richmond, in New Orleans and lastly in Mobile--the latter two of which were occasioned directly by the inflammatory speeches of Judge Kelley, a Radical Representative in Congress from Pennsylvania. We some time since expressed our conviction that a return of positive peace would be the death-knell of the Radical party. Too severely are we realizing the truth of that conviction. Fearing a return of peace from the Reconstruction plan, the Radicals are using every effort to thwart such a consummation and at the same time build up a hobby upon which to continue in power and by the aid of which to make further onerous exactions from the Southern people.
There is but one course left for us to pursue. We must be patient under the taunts and slurs the perigrinating Radical stump speakers heap upon us. We should avoid the gatherings assembled to hear their calumnies against us. We should treat our colored people with that kindness which a life long sympathy for them prompts, and which their faithfulness during the late war demands, uninfluenced by the extraneous existing circumstances calculated to array the white and black classes of the South against each other. In fact we should strive to avoid these disturbances which are so much desired by the Radicals, and without which the speedy dissolution of that party is certain.
We have witnesses nothing but peace and amity in this section and community, but we have had no radical ranters spouting their inflammatory harangues to large assemblies of whites and blacks here. The above advice might, therefore, seem to some uncalled for. The occasion, however, may arise when it will be needed and those who are forewarned are generally forearmed.
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that Gen. Sickles has banned the production of whiskey in the Second Military District to combat the growing need for food in the Carolinas.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: The "Vindicator" editors concur with their counterparts at the Chambersburg "Repository" on the issue of the emancipation; according to the "Radical" journal, the abolition of slavery was a simply a means to an end, a way to defeat the South. It "did not imply any promise of other action favorable to them, on the part of the Government. It was solely a measure of expediency."
Origin of Article: Chambersburg RepositoryEditorial Comment: "The Chambersburg Repository, an extreme Radical paper says:"Registration Regulation
(Column 3)Summary: The article contains a copy of Gen. Scholfield's order dictating the terms and procedures for voter registration.
Trailer: S. F. Chalfin, (Official) Assistant Adjutant General
(Column 1)Summary: Provides a summary of the proceedings of "general interest" from 72nd Annual Council of the Clergy and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church for the Diocese of Virginia, which was held in Staunton last week.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: According to police officers, relates the article, blacks who are long-time local residents give the authorities "little or no trouble," and are "generally orderly and well behaved." By contrast, those blacks who run into difficulties with the law tend to be recent arrivals who have come to town "to secure a living with the least possible work and in many instances by stealth."Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that Frank Sheridan, of Alexandria, died from wounds he suffered in an "affray" in Harrisonburg and was brought to Staunton to be buried.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that a black man named Erasmus Denny was arrested for stealing brass boxes from the Central Depot and a bridle from Mr. Gay.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Erasmus Denny, Gay, Recorder Kayser)
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that a black man named Henry Moore, "an old offender," was arrested for beating his wife and brought before Justice Bruce. Moore's bail was set at $200.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Henry Moore, Justice Bruce)
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that John Hurly was arrested last week for being drunk and disorderly in public. Hurly appeared before Mayor Trout, who committed him to jail "in default of bail."Local Items
(Names in announcement: John Hurly, Mayor Trout)
(Column 1)Summary: A black man named Peyton Banes was arrested for striking Ann Cary; Banes was brought before Recorder Kayser and discharged on payment of costs.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Peyton Banes, Ann Cary, Recorder Kayser)
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that William L. Herr bought the house and lot located in the rear of the Old Valley Hotel. Herr paid the owner of the property, Harrison Slanker, "$1,100 equivalent to cash."Married
(Names in announcement: William Herr, Harrison Slanker)
(Column 2)Summary: On May 21 Reuben T. Phillips and Fannie S., daughter of William H. Tams, were married by Rev. R. H. Phillips, assisted by Rev. J. S. Latane.Married
(Names in announcement: Reuben T. Phillips, Fannie S. Tams, William H. Tams, Rev. R. H. Phillips, Rev. J. S. Latane)
(Column 2)Summary: On May 16 Dr. John St. Pierre Gibson and Mary Smith Wallace, daughter of Joel S. Wallace, were married by Rev. Isaac Gibson.Married
(Names in announcement: John St. Pierre Gibson, Mary Smith Wallace, Joel S. Wallace, Rev. Isaac Gibson)
(Column 2)Summary: On May 16 John Hill and Mary Kelly were married by Rev. W. R. Stringer.Died
(Names in announcement: John Hill, Rev. W. R. Stringer, Mary Kelly)
(Column 2)Summary: On May 18 Cicero H. Heizer died at his father's house in Greenville. He was 29 years old.
(Names in announcement: Cicero Heizer)
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