Staunton Vindicator: September 13, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Farm and Fireside--Value of Bones
(Column 7)Summary: The article laments the fact that American farmers have yet to discover the agricultural benefits of using animal bones as fertilizer. Every year, it notes, "immense quantities of bones" are exported to foreign lands where they improve the quality of farm land.
Editorial Comment: "The following, from the pen of S. Edwards Todd, is a valuable article, and every agriculturalist will do well to heed its wise teachings:"
(Column 1)Summary: After noting that the Republicans recently suffered a string of electoral defeats and poor performances in the North and West, the editors suggest that the results reflect growing dissatisfaction with the Radicals' program.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: It is reported that the registration results have been received at Scholfield's Headquarters in Richmond: of the 216,647 individuals registered, 115,157 are white and 101,490 are black. Information relative to apportionment and a full list of the election districts will be made public shortly.
Origin of Article: Richmond Whig[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Republican opponents of impeachment continue to resist entreaties to change their position, reports the "Sun's" Washington correspondent, mainly because they "deprecate the idea of placing Senator Wade in the White House."
Origin of Article: Baltimore Sun[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: A brawl broke out in Farmville on September 10 between U. S. troops and local black residents, reports the article. The melee, which almost turned into a riot, started after some soldiers "badly" beat a black man who, following an order issued by the local commanding officer, refused to sell them liquor. Local blacks rushed to the man's rescue and "a free fight commenced." The fracas ended only after a detachment of troops were called in to disperse the crowd.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: The article notes that the New York "Tribune" supports the latest Amnesty Proclamation while the New York "Times" opposes it.Conservative Meeting in Georgia--The Resolutions Adopted
(Column 3)Summary: Recounts that a meeting of "conservative whites and blacks" in Columbus, Ga., passed a series of resolutions endorsing "equal and exact justice to all," the extension of voting rights to blacks, and opposition to the repudiation of the national debt on August 31.President's Proclamation
(Column 4)Summary: The article contains a copy of President Johnson's proclamation extending suffrage to certain classes of individuals who have thus far failed to qualify for amnesty.The Harvest of 1867
(Column 5)Summary: Reports that this year's harvest "is one of the most bountiful ever gathered." Virginia leads the nation in tobacco production.
Origin of Article: Richmond Examiner
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that James W. Crawford purchased the farm belonging to the estate of James Crawford, dec'd, near Mt. Clinton, Rockingham County. Crawford payed $30,000.Local Items
(Names in announcement: James W. Crawford)
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that James A. Austin sold his farm on South River to a Rockingham woman for $60 an acre.Local Items
(Names in announcement: James A. Austin)
(Column 1)Summary: At the Staunton Lyceum's last session, the question "Is the establishment of a Free School System at present in Virginia advisable?" was "decided in the negative. The next debate will address the question "Is it expedient for churches to enact rules to prohibit dancing?"Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Despite his impaired health, relates the piece, Rev. William E. Munsey gave a rousing sermon at the Methodist Church last Sunday morning, though his illness prevented him from preaching again in the evening.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Rev. William E. Munsey)
(Column 2)Summary: The article reports that the Polish settlers living in Spotsylvania drafted a document to be sent to Europe, "detailing the advantages of Virginia as a home for European emigrants." The settlers hope to encourage further immigration to the state.Married
(Column 23)Summary: On August 28, James L. Fisher and Lucretia Shater were married by Rev. Hyde.Married
(Names in announcement: James L. Fisher, Lucretia Shater, Rev. Hyde)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 20, William Armstrong and C. A. Hunter, of Albemarle, were married by Rev. P. C. Hope.
(Names in announcement: William Armstrong, C. A. Hunter, Rev. P. C. Hope)
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