Staunton Vindicator: 11 15, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Has She a call to be a Wife?
(Column 5)Summary: Through a series of rhetorical questions, the author of the piece identifies traits unbecoming of a wife.
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Has she a call to be a wife, who thinks more of her silk dress than her children, and visits her nursery no oftener than once a day?
Has the woman a call to be a wife, who sits reading the latest novel while her husband stands before the glass trying to pin together a buttonless shirt bosom?
Has that woman a call to be a wife, who cries for a cashmere shawl when her husband's notes are protested?
Has that woman a call to be a wife, who expects her husband to swallow diluted coffee soggy bread, smoky tea and watery potatoes six days out of seven?
Has she a call to be a wife, who flirts with every man she meets, and reserves the frowns for the home fireside?
Has she a call to be a wife, who comes down to breakfast in abominable curl papers a soiled dress gown and shoes down at the heel?
Has she a call for a wife, who bores her husband when he comes into the house with the history of a broken tea-cup, or the possible whereabouts of a missing broom-handle?
Has she a call to be a wife, who "has the headach" when her husband wants her to walk with him, but willingly wears out her gaiter boots promenading with his male friends?
Has she a call to be a wife, who would take advantage of a moment of conjugal weakness to extort money or exact a promise?
Has she a call to be a wife, who takes a journey for pleasure leaving her husband to toil in a close office, and "have an eye" when at home, to the servants?
Has she a call to be a wife, who listens to outside slanders against her husband, and does not scorn the slanderer?
(Column 1)Summary: Drawn from extracts of an interview with a correspondent of the Cincinnati "Commercial," the article relates the views of Senator Ben Wade, of Ohio, on a number of pertinent issues. Of particular importance was Wade's opinion that confiscation is "d--d foolery." The time to have implemented a confiscation bill has passed; its only purpose would have been to prevent southern men from joining the rebellion, not to grant it to the ex-slaves. According to the correspondent, Wade stated that if southern blacks want land, they should work for it.
Origin of Article: Cincinnati Commercial[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: The editors "heartily endorse" a suggestion made by the Executive Committee of the Conservative Party of Richmond to appoint delegates at the local level to attend a state Conservative Convention in Richmond on December 11. The editors call on county conservatives to assemble on the first day of the November County Court to select delegates to represent Augusta.
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At the lead of our Editorial columns we publish the suggestion of the Executive committee of the Conservative party of Richmond to the Conservatives of Virginia, to assemble in primary meetings, in the various counties and cities, and appoint delegates to the Conservative Convention to be held in the city of Richmond on December the 11th next, for the purpose of affecting an organization of the Conservatives of the State. We heartily endorse the timely suggestion of the above mentioned committee and earnestly request our people to meet at the Court House, on the first day of November County Court, to appoint delegates from Augusta to the proposed Conservative Convention. It is a matter of the first importance to the people of Virginia, that the whole Conservative strength of the State should be organized -- thoroughly organized before the Constitution to be framed by the Radical Convention is submitted to the people for ratification. We have just realized the futility of a disorganized majority attempting to win success over an organized minority. Without organization we will realize the same result. Although their property may be taxed for every conceivable purpose, amounting to a slow process of confiscation, yet many Conservatives will again fail to cast their suffrages without organization. Hence it is imperative that there should be a thorough organization and we earnestly repeat our request to the Conservatives of Augusta to assemble on the first day of our November County Court and appoint delegates to the Richmond Conservative Convention. Let there be a rousing meeting. Let no imaginary interests prevent attendance, for rest assured your interest in the future wise Government of Virginia outweighs all merely private considerations. Then "come one -- come all" and unite in selecting delegates to a Conservative Convention of the State and take the first step towards organizing the conservative cohorts of "Old Augusta."
(Column 1)Summary: The article reports that interest in soliciting European immigrants to Virginia is growing, and suggests that residents of Augusta join the movement to attract foreigners.Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
(Column 2)Summary: According to an order issued by Gen. Scholfield, everyone "interested" in the railroad, "whether registered or not, will be entitled to vote" on the matter.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Quoting Ben Wade, the article claims the Senator from Ohio asserted that, if nothing else, the late elections have shown that "the line between the white man and colored man has been distinctly drawn and the white man has won." According to his estimation, Republicans throughout the North suffered badly at the polls after making black suffrage the key issue in the contest.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Lindsey Lewis, a black delegate elected to the Convention from Richmond, was arrested by the Military Commissioner of Richmond on November 12 for using "incendiary language," states the article. The charge pertains to a speech Lewis gave at Hunnicutt Hall, which was allegedly "calculated to incite the colored people against the whites." Bail was set at $1,000.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that Gen. William Mahone was elected President of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroads at a stockholders' meeting in Lynchburg.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that residents of Fluvanna voted in favor of the county subscription to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.How The South Is To Be Saved
(Column 3)Summary: Four months after the upcoming presidential election, predicts the article, the "negro governments" of the South will fall and be replaced by white representatives who will immediately be admitted by Congress. The "only thing that could prevent" this chain of events "would be acquiescence by Southern whites" to the Radicals' program.
Origin of Article: New York WorldEditorial Comment: "In an able editorial upon the meaning of the late elections the New York 'World' says:"
Full Text of Article:Owners of "Abandoned" Lands
In an able editorial upon the meaning of the late elections the New York "World" says:
"The fact that negro governments are in process of organization, and that Congress may admit their representatives, does not vary the case except to render a degrading farce more contemptible. Certain it is that these bastard government as having the slightest validity. Within four months after the presidential election a heavy battering ram will tumble them into shapeless rubbish. The Southern people will immediately re-organize, hold new elections, oust the negroes, send their own representatives to Washington, and the House will at once admit them. The southern senators plus the conservative senators from the North will form a majority of that body, organize as such, and neither the House nor the President will recognize any other Senate. This course is entirely feasible, will be perfectly constitutional, and beyond question adopted if the Radicals are insane or wayward enough to recognize the negro governments after this great rebuke. The only thing that could prevent it would be acquiescence by Southern whites in the Radical scheme. Whoever expects that, is better entitled to a straight-jacket than a refutation."
If Northern Democrats will stand up to this programme the South is safe.
(Column 3)Summary: The article includes a copy of Gen. Grant's circular to assistant commissioners in the Freedmen's Bureau, instructing them to inform the owners of abandoned land that the federal government will take formal possession of the plots on January 1 should they fail to make an official application for return of the land. If that should happen, the land will be rented to refugees and freedmen.
Trailer: U. S. Grant[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: The piece suggests that the New York "Post," a Radical journal, has expressed deep reservations with the Republicans' Reconstruction program, asserting that it has "caused the recent uprising and rebuke of the people."
Origin of Article: New York Post
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that August Gruber purchased Frederick Scheffer's "little brick house and lot, opposite the Virginia Hotel" for $1,000, equivalent to cash.Local Items
(Names in announcement: August Gruber, Frederick Scheffer)
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that Dr. C. H. Perrow, Medical adviser of the Piedmont Insurance Company, suffered a broken nose and an "indentation of the frontal bone" when his horse fell while he was riding. Currently, Perrow is recuperating at T. J. Mitchell's residence.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Dr. C. H. Perrow, T. J. Mitchell)
(Column 1)Summary: While drinking and carousing last Saturday night, two members of the Burial Corps got into a slight altercation. During the dispute, one shot the other in the "fleshy part of the thigh" with two balls. The wounds were not serious, though one ball came close to severing the femoral artery. The wounded man was taken to camp and "is doing well."Local Items--Important To Registering Officers
(Names in announcement: Lang, Thompson)
(Column 1)Summary: An announcement informing all Registering Officers owed money by the government that they must forward all pertinent information to T. H. Stanton, Paymaster of the First Military District, in order to be reimbursed.Local Items--Staunton Lyceum
(Column 2)Summary: At the last Staunton Lyceum meeting, notes the article, the discussion whether mail should be delivered on Sundays was decided in the affirmative; the question to be debated at the upcoming meeting is "Was the Noachian deluge universal?"Married
(Names in announcement: Latane, Mauzy, Y. H. Peyton, Christian, W. A. Harris, Taylor, Skinner, C. R. Harris, Hotchkiss)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 3 Wesley Emswiler and Louisa M. Butler were married by Rev. W. R. Stringer.Married
(Names in announcement: Wesley Emswiler, Louisa Butler, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 3 Ferdinand D. Lynn and Caroline L. Acliff were married by Rev. W. R. Stringer.Married
(Names in announcement: Ferdinand Lynn, Caroline L. Acliff, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 7 Marshall F. Burton, of Henrico, and Mattie Clark Huff were married by Rev. W. R. Stringer.Married
(Names in announcement: Marshall Burton, Mattie Clark Huff, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 7 George W. Argenbright and Eliza A. Dotson were married by Rev. J. W. Kiracofe.Married
(Names in announcement: George W. Argenbright, Eliza A. Dotson, Rev. J. W. Kiracofe)
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 31 William Karicone and Lydia Catharine Skiles were married by Rev. Henry Bovey.Married
(Names in announcement: William Karicone, Lydia Catharine Skiles, Rev. Henry Bovey)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 5 M. J. Moss, of Lee County, Va., and Jennie E. Maupin were married by Rev. S. M. Crawford.Married
(Names in announcement: M. J. Moss, Jennie Maupin, Rev. S. M. Crawford)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 13 Dr. Thomas Opie, of Baltimore, and Sallie Harman, daughter of Col. M. G. Harman, were married by Rev. Latane.Died
(Names in announcement: Dr. Thomas Opie, Sallie Harman, Col. M. G. Harman, Rev. Latane)
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 31 Jacob Shuey, formerly of Augusta, died in Shueyville, Iowa. He was 70 years old.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Shuey)
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