Staunton Vindicator: 11 22, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 4)Summary: The article contains an extract of a speech delivered before the Board and Members of the Synodical Female College in Florence, Alabama. The address is a "tribute to the loveliness and power of female piety.""She Is A Working Girl"
(Column 5)Summary: The article chastises those women who disparage "working girls" and encourages men to end their relations with women who voice such sentiments.
Origin of Article: Scranton Register
(Column 1)Summary: The editors remind readers to attend a meeting of Conservative citizens in Staunton next Monday, at which time delegates will be selected to attend the State Conservative Convention in Richmond. It is imperative that all conservatives voters "be aroused" from their "apathy" so as to deter "the attempted Radical domination of this State."
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On Monday next, Court-day, it is proposed to hold a meeting of the Conservative citizens of Augusta County, to select delegates to represent them in the Conservative Convention proposed to be held in Richmond on the 11th day of December next. The object of the Richmond Convention is to organize thoroughly the Conservative voters of the State and adopt some general plan of action to defeat, if possible, the attempted Radical domination in this State. That any attempt of the Radicals to rule in the "Old Dominion" can be defeated, needs only a reference to the re[unclear] lists in the State, which exhibit a white majority of 13,000. The Statistics also show that 14,000 whites failed to register. A small number of those who failed to register, may do so previous to the election on the ratification of the Constitution. But the question is, how can the whole known white majority of 27,000 be secured on the registered lists? In no way save by a general Conservative organization throughout the State, looking to that as well as to the casting of the entire Conservative vote of the State on the question submitted by the Convention. Then will the prominent men of the State canvass every county and district in the State, on the issues presented and the people of Virginia will be aroused from that apathy which has been so disastrous to them in the late election. This Conservative organization can be secured if the counties will move promptly in the matter. Already a number of counties have selected delegates. Let not Old Augusta and her sister counties in the Valley be dilatory in the good work.--The importance of thorough Conservative organization is conceded by all. It is a matter that vitally interests every Conservative in the State. Let our people respond generally to the call for a meeting in the Court House on Monday next. Let us have no such sickly affair as that which made nominations for the Convention, but let every good citizen, who can possibly do so, be present. If we would have Virginia take her place along side of her sister States of the North, who have so lately, and significantly, declared in favor of upholding the Constitution and Laws [unclear]make our county meeting one worthy of "Old Augusta" and the delegates selected such as will meet the hearty approval of every Conservative in the county.
REMEMBER MONDAY NEXT and let every good citizen be present at the meeting of the Conservatives of Augusta on that day.
(Column 1)Summary: According to the Constitution, candidates for Congress must be U. S. citizens for seven years before they are eligible to serve in the House and ten years for the Senate. Consequently, relates the piece, blacks, who "were not citizens, at least until Mr. Lincoln's proclamation in 1862," should be ineligible to hold office. Since the Radicals came to power, however, the true test for eligibility has become "loyalty to Radicalism."
Origin of Article: New York HeraldFull Text of Article:[No Title]
The New York Herald quotes the Federal Constitution to show that no person is eligible to a seat in the Lower House of Congress unless he has been a citizen of the United States for seven years, or to the Senate unless he has been a citizen for ten years. Assuming that, according to the decision in the Dred Scott case, negroes were not citizens, at least until Mr. Lincoln's proclamation in 1862, it concludes that they are not now eligible to seats in Congress. We are surprised at the Herald quoting the Constitution on a body which has ignored it. Does it no know that the only test of eligibility is loyalty to Radicalism? Citizenship is out of question, and negro-representation from the South is a fixed fact under the Congressional Reconstruction.
(Column 1)Summary: In the late election in Minnesota, reports the article, a Radical governor was elected but a measure to grant blacks the vote was defeated. "It is a sufficient comment to state that Minnesota Republicans are willing to see negro suffrage in the South," it notes, "yet at this late day refuse the 259 colored men in that State the right to vote."[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that Thad Stevens's health is steadily declining, yet, even on his death bed, "he still clings to his pet scheme of confiscation and discusses, in a rambling way, political questions."Senator Wilson On Reconstruction
(Column 2)Summary: Contains an extract of a letter written by Senator Wilson to a black candidate for the North Carolina Convention. In his correspondence, Wilson offers words of encouragement and declares Congress' intent "to stand like a rock in defense of its policy of reconstruction," though he states unequivocally that confiscation will not occur.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: According to the New York "Herald's" Washington correspondent, Gen. Scholfield, in his meeting with President Johnson, provided "a good deal of information relative to the arming of blacks" in Virginia and intimated that whites in the state "were at a great disadvantage." As a result, Scholfield intends to implement a plan to "prevent" blacks from making use "of their superiority in arms." It was also reported that Scholfield believes the Convention "will prove a complete failure."
Origin of Article: New York Herald[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: As a result of the ever-escalating cost of living in American cities, the article contends, numbers of American emigrants are relocating to Germany where living expenses are much cheaper.
Origin of Article: Baltimore GazetteProposed Division Of The State Of Texas
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that Thad Stevens plans to submit a bill to Congress mandating a division of Texas into two or more states.What Should The South Do?
(Column 5)Summary: The editorial maintains that the "only salvation for the South and the whole country" is for southerners to reject the imposition of the new constitutions and "the despotic rule of the Radical party." "It is absurd," the editorial suggests, "to suppose that Congress, in this case, will revert to positive measures--to confiscation, disfranchisement, &c." because the "people will not tolerate this."
Origin of Article: National IntelligencerEditorial Comment: "The National Intelligencer of Saturday has an interesting editorial from which we take the following:"
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that a man from South Carolina paid $3,000 cash for the residence of the late George K. Snapp. The house, which includes seven acres of land, is located about a mile out of town.Local Items
(Names in announcement: George K. Snapp)
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that the Staunton Musical Association will give its first performance of the season on November 26 at the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that John S. Churchman's son, Willie, was severely injured last Tuesday in an accident involving a thresher. The boy's leg was "badly crushed" when he tried to step off the machine while it was motion. It is feared the leg may need to be amputated.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Willie Churchman, John S. Churchman)
(Column 1)Summary: The firm of Echols, Bell, Catlett, & Co. sold Judge H. W. Sheffey's farm, which contains 440 acres, to a man from Alabama for $25,000, half the amount in cash and the remaining in three annual installments with interest.Married
(Names in announcement: Echols, Bell, Catlett, Judge H. W. Sheffey)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 10 George Pelter and Esteline Branaman were married by Rev. C. Beard.Married
(Names in announcement: George Pelter, Esteline Branaman, Rev. C. Beard)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 7 Henry C. Clemmer and Mary M. Armehart were married by Rev. J. M. Schreckhise.Married
(Names in announcement: Henry C. Clemmer, Mary M. Armehart, Rev. J. M. Schreckhise)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 14 David V. Masinoup and Mary M. Fall were married by Rev. A. A. P. Neel.Married
(Names in announcement: David V. Masinoup, Mary M. Fall, Rev. A. A. P. Neel)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 14 John F. Heard and Emma T. Grabbin, of Richmond, were married by Rev. Burrows.Married
(Names in announcement: John F. Heard, Emma T. Grabbin, Rev. Burrows)
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 14 P. H. Dick, of Rockingham, and R. A., daughter of Johnathan C. Rivercomb, were married by Rev. G. Stevenson.
(Names in announcement: P. H. Dick, R. A. Rivercomb, Johnathan C. Rivercomb, Rev. G. Stevenson)
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