Staunton Vindicator: July 12, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
For The Girls--How To Get A Husband
(Column 6)Summary: The article advises young women to concentrate on their homemaking skills as the best way to land a husband, rather than cultivating an appreciation of the arts.
Origin of Article: Columbia (Miss.) IndexEditorial Comment: "From an excellent communication published in the Columbus (Miss.) Index, of the 8th of June, we copy the following expressly for the girls:"
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From an excellent communication published in the Columbus (Miss.) Index, of the 8th of June, we copy the following, "expressly for the girls:"
Being old, and therefore allowed license for teasing the girls on matrimonial subjects I consult them about their future prospects often, and find that the opinion obtains with them, that the young men were never so slow in proposing as in these days; which, we must admit, gives them a good, not to say all-powerful reasons, for not taking a husband. Now, young ladies, the whole secret with nine-tenths of you, of not being able to get off your parents' hands, is simply this; You don't know how to work. you can't keep house. You can't make a pair of breeches. you can't tell, for the life of you, the difference between bran and shorts or which cow gives the buttermilk. The young men generally came out of the war "with the skin of their teeth," with no fortune, I might say, but their wardrobes of gray and their canteens, and to marry with them now, rest assured, relates more to making a living with the assistance of a love, industrious helpmate, than indulging in opera music, moonshine, and poetry. Do you know what they say of one of your butterfly young ladies who has held them in the parlor engaged by the hour listening to "elegant nothings?" Nineteen times out of twenty is this--"Well she is all right for an evening's entertainment, but she will not make a good wife."
There is no possible objection to the accomplishments of music, painting, and the like, as such, but the idea is to be able to set these parlor amusements aside for the period, when the stern duties of married life, all for your practical knowledge. Show the young men that you can do your part of double business; that you can cook a meal's victuals on a pinch; that you can sweep up, and dust, and darn old stockings, and save a penny toward an accumulate pound; that you will not be a dead expense to him through life. Believe me, my young friends, as many true heroic, womanly hearts beat over household duties, as flutter beneath the soft light of a parlor chandelier. your kiss is just as sweet, your smiles just as bright, your heart as happy and tender, after a day's exertion in a sphere worthy of true womanhood, as in places of dissipation, frippery, and silly amusement. Have an ambition to do your part in life; cultivate industrial habits, and let the parlor accomplishments go with the higher accomplishments I have roughly enumerated. it is astonishing how soon a domestic young lady is found out and appreciated. It is because she is such a rare exception to the general rule.
(Column 1)Summary: At a meeting in Charlottesville on July 1, relate the editors, the "'respectable' citizens" of Albemarle County adopted several resolutions offering their support for the Republican party on the grounds that this act demonstrated their commitment "to the unconditional maintenance of the Union of the States." The editors have little to say about their counterparts' decision to join the Republicans, choosing instead to direct the full brunt of their criticism on the notion that being a true American requires devotion to any such ideological principle, which they contend is unconstitutional.
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A meeting of "respectable" citizens of Albemarle was held in Charlottesville on the 1st inst., in which a series of resolutions were passed, declaratory of their purpose to co-operate with the Republican party, on the ground that it was the only party that could secure to the people of Southern States protection to life and property, and affirming that they considered themselves "in honor bound to the unconditional maintenance of the Union of the States." as to their desire to co-operate with the Republican party, from conviction of the truth of their principles, or from policy, expediency or fear, we have nothing to say, but when they declare, as it were, that the people of the Southern States "are in honor bound to the unconditional maintenance of the Union of the States," we are indisposed to let such action pass without a notice, however respectable or intelligent the promulgators of such a doctrine. No such idea obtained in the days of the formation of the Republic, or to-day would have witnessed no such Government as we have, for the States would have delegated no powers to a general agent, but have reserved all, and there would have been to-day as many small Republics, at least, as there were colonies. It has remained for these gentlemen, in sight of the last resting place of the "Sage of Monticello," to promulgate this doctrine terrible to the prospects of our country and totally destructive of Republican Government on this Continent. We maintain that no man, be he from the North or South, be he White or Black, is in "honor bound" to the unconditional maintenance of the Union of the States. Our ancestors framed and gave their adherence to no unconditional Union, but to a constitutional Union. In yielding our cause as lost, we sore to support no unconditional Union, but the Constitution and the laws made in pursuance thereof, excepting therefrom the Emancipation Act. No man has been disfranchised for participation in the late war, on account of thus endeavoring to destroy an unconditional Union, and no one is required now to swear allegiance to an unconditional Union. The idea which the majority in the North maintain is that the Union is indissoluble, but, however their acts may belie their profesions, they claim it still as a Constitutional Union. We submit therefore that we, one and all, are bound in honor to support no unconditional Union, but a Union under a written Constitution. A few malcontents, months ago, proclaimed themselves unconditional Union men, but so little of intellect and influence heralded this cry that it was of no moment to combat the heresy, but when men, who lay a just claim to respectability and intelligence, proclaim such a doctrine, it is time that all parties should arise to dispel this political dogma, which contains within it, that which will sap the foundations of Republican Government in this country.
We claim to have ever revered the Union under the Constitution, but never do we expect to counsel, advise or give aid to a Union of these States, without conditions, and we opine that the day will come, if it has not already, when the respectabilities of Albemarle will hide their heads for shame over the doctrine promulgated in their 1st of July Resolutions.
The people of the South yielded to the stern arbitrament of the sword, and without a murmur have done, and are doing, all that was required of them to restore peace and prosperity to the country, and guarantee equal rights to all classes, but they have not been required to do that which would render nugatory their oaths to support the Constitution, and they will not voluntarily do so by declaring themselves supporters of an unconditional Union. The Albemarle gentlemen are too eager to affiliate with the Republicans, and we suggest to the latter that before they are admitted they should again be required to take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States.
(Column 1)Summary: The article reports that the Radical leader in Virginia, Hunnicutt, doubts the sincerity of the "'newly reconstructed secessionists'" in Albemarle, who lately adopted resolutions in support of the Republicans, labeling their efforts "'perfect claptrap.'"
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Hunnicutt, of the Richmond New Nation the Radical leader in Virginia, calls the Resolutions of the Albemarle Gentlemen "perfect clap trap" and fears it is another "Trojan Horse" "filled with armed soldiers" "newly reconstructed secessionists," but asserts that "it will never capture (the Republican) Troy." He says "these newly converted respectabilities are not going to ride over and over ride the loyal men who have borne the heat and burden of the day" and pronounces their effort "a deep, dark and damnable plot to divide the Republican party of Virginia," but declares the Republicans in Virginia too thoroughly drilled to be captured by these new converts. Therefore there will be no seats in Hunnicutt's Convention for the Albemarle delegation, and besides Hunnicutt says "his disciples will henceforth govern Virginia." Really the Albemarle co-operationists are in a nice condition, spurned by the Republicans, with but few sympathizers elsewhere.
"'Better the fire upon the roll,
Better the shot, the blade, the bowl,
Than crucifixion of the soul,'
Albemarle, oh, Albemarle!"
(Column 1)Summary: The article notes that the residents of Louisa county have followed the lead of their counterparts in Albemarle. The "co-operationist" from the two counties, it scoffs, hope to send delegates to "be admitted to seats in the gallery of Hunnicutt's Convention" so that they "might be allowed to fall in the rear of the Republican party."[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that House's Judiciary Committee failed to issue its impeachment report before the October deadline and will continue its work on the document when Congress returns from adjournment.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Notes that Gen. Scholfield has reiterated that "persons disfranchised under the Reconstruction and Supplemental acts" are not eligible to vote, despite rumors to the contrary.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Relates that the House approved Thad Stevens's supplemental Reconstruction bill by a vote of 119 to 31; all Republicans voted in favor of the measure.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Samuel Sterling, Collector of U. S. Internal Revenue, reports that he has collected $157,515.68 in taxes from district residents for the past fiscal year.The Surrat Trial--Expected Developments by the Defense
(Column 4)Summary: The article lays out what is expected to be Surratt's defense against the charge that he played a role in Lincoln's assassination.Stevens' Bill
(Column 4)Summary: Contains a copy of Thad Stevens's bill to amend the Supplementary Reconstruction act. Among the proposed provisions are measures that grant military commanders the right to remove officials when they deemed it necessary and order registrars to be vigilant when tallying lists of voters.Registration
(Column 4)Summary: Reports that the total registration in Alexandria, Va., is 2,603, with a black majority of 505.Amusing Burlesque
(Column 5)Summary: The article ridicules the citizens of Charlottesville who endorsed the resolutions in support of the Republican party.
Origin of Article: Charlottesville Chronicle
(Column 1)Summary: The article recounts the events at the Augusta Fire Company's Fourth of July picnic.Local Items
(Names in announcement: C. Dall, H. A. Goodloe, Capt. Waters, Y. Howe Peyton)
(Column 1)Summary: Hugh L. Gallagher, a resident of Augusta, has spent a considerable sum to remodel his mill, reports the article. When completed, the improvements, designed by the noted Richmond architect Joseph Hall, will make Gallagher's mill equal to any other in the state.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Hugh L. Gallagher)
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that officers were selected at the last meeting of the Union Royal Arch Chapter, No. 2, Staunton, Va.Local Items
(Names in announcement: William L. Balthis, William H. M. Lynn, E. S. KennerlyJr., C. T. O'Ferral, William A. Burke, P. Sojourner, C. S. Arnall, R. A. Captain, T. E. Coleman, G. G. Gooch, W. L. Lushbaugh, J. F. Patterson, P. H. Trout, H. R. Matthews, Rev. J. C. Wheat)
(Column 1)Summary: The editors lament that local blacks have organized a Union League chapter in Staunton because it will force whites to form "defensive Leagues" to counter the threat posed by the new organization.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that a black girl was killed in Greenville after she was run over by a stage coach.Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: The article offers a warm appraisal of the "Closing Soiree" at the Masonic Female Seminary of Staunton.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Mrs. William H. Harman)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that officers were selected at the meeting of Staunton Lodge No. 43 on June 24.Local Items
(Names in announcement: William L. Balthis, Dr. A. M. Fauntleroy, E. L. Edmondson, J. F. Patterson, P. H. Trout, A. B. Cochran, John K. Woods, H. R. Matthews, Rev. J. C. Wheat, Rev. R. H. Philips, Rev. S. D. Hopkins)
(Column 2)Summary: Laments the passing of Alex H. H. Stuart, Jr., son of Hon. Alex H. H. Stuart, of Staunton.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Jr. Alex H. H. Stuart, Alex H. H. Stuart)
(Column 2)Summary: The article states that 177 of the 238 members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Staunton voted to join "the Northern Branch of Church." The remaining 61 failed or refused to vote on the matter.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Judge Sheffey)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that the infant daughter of John D. and Susan E. Hemp drowned in a spring on the farm of John D. Baylor, near Baylor's Mill in Augusta. She was 15 months old.Local Items
(Names in announcement: John D. Hemp, Susan E. Hemp, John D. Baylor)
(Column 2)Summary: States that Gen. Scholfield appointed Brevet 1st Lieut. J. T. H. Hall, 2nd Lt. Vet. Reserve Corps, as Commissioner for the counties of Rockingham, Shenandoah, Highland, and Augusta.Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: Relates that this year's bumper crop may be the best wheat harvest on record.Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: Informs readers that A. McR. Blain has obtained a patent for a machine that pares, chores, and slices apples. His invention is said to be "superior" to all similar machines.Local Items
(Names in announcement: A. McR. Blain)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that a black man charged with raping two young girls was arrested and committed to jail.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Tom Harris)
(Column 2)Summary: Notes that, at their last meeting, the Directors of the Augusta County Fair named Col J. B. Baldwin President and Prof. Jed. Hotchkiss Secretary.Married
(Names in announcement: Col. J. B. Baldwin, Prof. Jed Hotchkiss)
(Column 2)Summary: On June 13 John B. Heizer and Lizzie Shultz, of Rockbridge, were married by Rev. William Pinkerton.Died
(Names in announcement: John B. Heizer, Lizzie Shultz, Rev. William Pinkerton)
(Column 2)Summary: Alex H. H. Stuart, Jr., died in Staunton last Saturday from typhoid. He was 21 years old.
(Names in announcement: Alex H. H. StuartJr.)
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