Staunton Vindicator: September 06, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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(Column 1)Summary: Blaming the "Abolition party of the North" for the current predicament in the South, the editors allege that Republicans sabotaged the bond between masters and slaves to advance their own interests, not because they had any "real sympathy" for blacks.
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Abolition party of the North set up a vast claim of friendship for the colored man, in which there is no justice, but on the contrary the truth is that their hatred to the colored man based upon extreme selfishness has brought about the existing state of things. In earlier days there was a considerable desire on the part of Southern men to bring about a gradual emancipation, in the view of bettering the condition of the then slave, without damaging the interests of owners and the country. This was too slow a process for the North an was overshadowed by a desire there to abolish the institution. The advocates of abolition, it is true, endeavored to increase their numbers and power by sympathetic appeals, but they showed their hand plainly in the effort to unite with them the white laboring classes. Then they asserted that the labor of the colored man, as a slave, who, in that condition, would ever be the preferred laborer in the South, stood in the way of Northern labor finding renumerative employment here. Then the truth exposed and the doctrine of the "irrepressible conflict" enunciated. There was no love -- no real sympathy for the slave, but he stood in the way of Northern white labor and must give way if extermination should follow. This pet scheme was carried out but the white laborer found a competitor still in the freedman, who, innocent of the change in his relation to his former master, continued to find employment and a sustenance among his Southern friends in preference to the white stranger. Old friendships were too strong and a chasm must be made in them or the result so long desired would be lost in the only "irrepressible conflict" possible -- between white and colored labor. Then were words of friendship breathed into his confiding ear until he was ready to believe the insidious doctrine that his interests were in conflict with his late master's. There the seeds of distrust were sown on the one side, to be nourished by that immense act of friendship (?) the elevation to the right of suffrage, which, while intended to humiliate the Southerners, would accomplish that other purpose, the alienation of the master from his former slave. This accomplished, competition to white labor would be destroyed and it would even be sought after. This result all can plainly see stalking on to the ultimate detriment if not destruction of the colored man. And this result, who can look at the facts and fail to see was the object sough, and who can find therein one act of genuine friendship to the colored man? But a friendship which gives the franchise to the ignorant freedmen of the South as a right and yet withholds the suffrage from the educated colored men of the North. A friendship that would, to-morrow, reverse the tables and send the freedmen back to servitude had a purpose to subserve. A friendship, the counsels of which, the colored man, when he fully comprehends it, will disregard, if he values the perpetuity and propriety of his race in this country.
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that support for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad is growing in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. In Virginia, however, the endeavor has unfortunately received a tepid response.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that a number of robberies have taken place recently in Rockingham County.
Origin of Article: Rockingham Register[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: The article dismisses the rumored discord between President Johnson and Gen. Grant. As proof, it points to Grant's order to remove Gen. Sheridan from his command, as called for by the Chief Executive.
Origin of Article: New York Evening PostEditorial Comment: "A desperate effort has been made to show a breach between the President and Gen. Grant. A difference of opinion did exist as to the authority conferred upon Gen. Grant by the supplemental reconstruction act, and a correspondence on the subject transpired but the President was in the right, as acknowledged by the New York Evening Post (Radical) which says:"[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that the effort to impeach President Johnson has "been more talked of in the past few weeks than at any time since the adjournment of Congress."[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that businessmen in Richmond organized a Board of Trade on August 30; a draft of the association's constitution will be presented on September 6, at which time permanent officers will be selected.Important Proclamation
(Column 3)Summary: In response to attempts to interfere with the "processes of United States Courts in North and South Carolina," the President issued his proclamation, warning people to refrain from any and all efforts to hinder "the faithful execution of the Constitution and the laws" of the nation.
Trailer: Andrew Johnson"What It Will Do"
(Column 3)Summary: The article argues in favor of paying off the national debt in greenbacks. By doing so, it will save the country millions of dollars in interest payments, it will reduce the tax burden of the people, and it will "put new life into business." The result "will add to the general wealth of the country."
Origin of Article: Cincinnati EnquirerThe Mongrels in Despair!
(Column 3)Summary: Notes that Republicans in Ohio have failed in their efforts to pass legislation granting blacks suffrage rights.
Origin of Article: Circleville Democrat[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Yellow fever is ravaging parts of Louisiana and Texas, states the article. In Galveston alone, 241 people died from the disease last week.More Developments
(Column 4)Summary: The article contends that, despite the "high character and Christian reputation of its chief," the Freedmen's Bureau is plagued by corruption and "wholesale frauds."
Origin of Article: National Intelligencer
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that William Hoy's stolen horse, which was advertised in the Vindicator last week, has been returned.Local Items
(Names in announcement: William Hoy)
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that the distilling firm of Lara & Smart has dissolved. M. B. Smart will continue the business at the distillery in Stuart's Draft.Local Items
(Names in announcement: M. B. Smart, Lara)
(Column 1)Summary: At the Staunton Building Association's monthly meeting last Saturday, twelve shares of stock were redeemed at an average of 62 percent, says the article.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that the Directors of the Augusta County Fair selected a meadow near old Crawford Woolen Factory, near the eastern suburbs of the town, as the site for this year's fair grounds.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that John D. Morris returned to town after a fifteen year absence; Morris departed with a group of young men to find his fortune in the "far West."Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: At the Staunton Lyceum's next meeting, the question "Would it be expedient, under certain circumstances, to establish a general Free School System in Virginia?" will be debated. General Echols will argue in the affirmative and Prof. Hotchkiss the negative.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Prof. Hotchkiss, Gen. Echols)
(Column 2)Summary: The article states that the latest term of the County Court transacted more business than any other in recent years. Among the cases tried, William Ward was convicted of rape and sentenced to one year in the penitentiary and Primus Bowles and Joshua Hill (colored) were acquitted of the charge of "house-breaking." Ward appealed his conviction and will face a new trial.Tribute of Respect
(Names in announcement: William Ward, Primus Bowles, Joshua Hill)
(Column 2)Summary: The article contains a series of resolutions passed by the Augusta Fire Company memorializing William Sylvester Grove's passing.Died
(Names in announcement: William Sylvester Grove, C. Stafford, H. Carter, P. Schmitt, G. Fuller, M. O'Brian)
(Column 2)Summary: On Sept. 4 Samuel M. Woodward, Sr., died at his residence in Staunton. He was 77 years old.
(Names in announcement: Samuel M. WoodwardSr.)
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