Staunton Vindicator: December 13, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Capital For The South
(Column 6)Summary: The article reports that a London barrister is currently touring the South to "ascertain how the owners of plantations and other estates in the South can be assisted with capital to develop the resources" of the region. Should he find a sufficient number of secure opportunities, "it is obvious that immense sums now locked up in England might be invested" here instead.
Origin of Article: London Star
(Column 1)Summary: Labeling Reconstruction a Congressional "farce," the editors ridicule the notion that Virginia's Constitutional Convention will produce anything but an immense failure. Consequently, they urge conservative delegates to "withdraw" from the proceedings in order to highlight the "ignorance of the radical members," which will became apparent once the new constitution is drafted without the conservatives' input.
Full Text of Article:The Convention
There has been no greater farce enacted in the present age, then the attempt at so-called reconstruction of the Southern States, under Congressional enactments. The parties legislated into suffragans and law-makers by partizan politicians and for partizan purposes alone, are about as fitted for the trust, as a Laplander to write essays on tropical productions, or a Rocky Mountain Trapper to expatiate on the currents of the ocean. In all the States where the mongrel Conventions, legislated into existence by a Radical Congress are in session, there is fear and trembling as to the extremities to which they may go. Gen. Pope would give the world could he say the Demon which Radicalism has aroused in part of his Dominion, once called Alabama. His efforts have proven fruitless, and reconstruction (?) goes on with a vengeance there. The same causes produce like results and Virginia will prove no exception in the experience of hybrid convention. If anything, there is less knowledge and sagacity, or, in plain terms, more ignorance among the Radicals in the Virginia Convention, then among the same class in the other State Conventions which have already assembled. We can therefore expect more extreme measures here than elsewhere. There is one consolation, however, to be derived from the extremities to which the colored Radicals are likely to go. That is a more terrible awakening of the situation into which radical folly has plunged the country. If the mere fact of Radicalism having forced negro suffrage upon the South has arroused our Northern brethren sufficiently to cast aside that party with loathing and disgust, as witnessed in the late elections, what must be the effect of witnessing negro legislation in the South, with a considerable prospect of negro domination throughout the whole country? No one can have observed the causes which led to the late conservative victories, without being able to satisfactorily answer the question and to see a good result must follow the very extremities into which Southern Radical legislation is hurling itself. We would decidedly prefer to see them run to the length of their tether in this State. As a means of doing this we would like to see every Conservative withdraw from the Convention, in which they have but little voice, or, at least, not correct the ignorance of the radical members or inform [unclear] of which they have not a conception, but allow them to go on in their legislation until they got into that foreshadowed entangled condition, from which the legal acumen (?) of Underwood will not be able to extricate them, not forty Philadelphia lawyers be able to tell what they mean. Then for an exposition of their ability to vote and legislate, and of the Radical folly which placed its pets in so false a position. If conservatism will keep its hands off, we will witness such at denouement, and Radicalism will then find that the clarion cry of "Universal Suffrage" which it sounded was but its own death knell. God speed the day and with if the return of peace and prosperity to our long oppressed land.
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that an estimated one thousand delegates have arrived in Richmond to participate in the Conservative Convention, which is scheduled to convene the day before the Constitutional Convention.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that the residents of Goochland County voted overwhelmingly in favor of a measure to subscribe $50,000 to the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: In the wake of the recent elections, asserts the article, the Radicals' fortunes have declined precipitously, as evident by the impeachment proceedings which have lost support even among representatives from the bastions of Republicanism.
Origin of Article: Baltimore SunEditorial Comment: "The termination of the impeachment farce, which was brought to a close in Congress on Saturday last, shows very conclusively the change that has come over the body since they have learned the result of the recent elections. The radical party in and out of Congress demanded the impeachment of the President, and were prepared to depose him at all hazards for party purposes. At last after close work, and all sorts of maneuvering a majority of the impeachment committee brought a charge against him for 'high Crimes and misdemeanors.' The result of which will be found in the Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun published below:"Railroad Meeting
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that a meeting of Augusta residents was held in Richmond on November 28 to "appoint sub-committees for each Magisterial District to provide for canvassing the county to secure the subscription of $300,000, by August, to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad."A Tasty Individual
(Names in announcement: Col. M. G. Harman, Bolivar Christian, Gen. Echols, A. H. H. Stuart, David Fultz, N. K. Trout, H. M. Bell, J. BumgardnerJr., Col. John B. Baldwin, Col. A. W. Harman, J. Wayt Bell, Col. Charles S. Peyton, Thomas Marshall, William Burke, E. M. Cushing, John Trimble, Henry Eidson, A. H. Fultz, M. W. D. Hogshead, A. St. C. Turk, Samuel H. Bell, Robert Craig, Jacob Baylor, John J. Larew, J. D. McGuffin, Dr. T. W. Shelton, J. Sidney Moffert, Charles Palmer, George A. Bruce, Dr. Samuel Kennerly, George T. Antrim, Col. David S. Bell, Gerard B. Stuart, Thornton G. Stout, J. Davis Davis, Charles Gratton, William Patterson, Henry K. Eskle, Gen. Kenton Harper, Thomas J. Burke, Dr. William Bell, Maj. James Walker, William H. Gamble, Col. J. Marshall McCue, J. Givens Fulton, Chesley Kinney, T. Scott Hogshead, J. C. Rivercomb, Dr. Robert Hamilton, Henry B. Seig, Kennerly Craig, William W. Montgomery, William W. Taylor)
(Column 2)Summary: The article derides Senator Pomeroy, of Kansas, who declared himself in favor of repealing the laws against interracial marriages.The State Convention
(Column 3)Summary: The article chronicles the proceedings at the State Convention, which included the election of permanent officers and a communication from Gen. Scholfield. Also included in the article is a letter of protest submitted by Frederick S. Tukey, Radical candidate for the 11th District, challenging the validity of the election of James C. Southall, of Albemarle.Organization Appointments
(Column 4)Summary: Contains a letter from George Bruce listing the appointments for the Waynesboro Magisterial District. Individuals on the list are required to organize voters in their neighborhoods and to urge them to go to the polls on election day.The Convention "Per Diem"
(Names in announcement: George A. Bruce, William Chapman, J. B. Smith, C. H. Withrow, G. C. Crouse, W. M. Bush, W. H. Shirey, C. G. Miller, R. M. Ellis, Dr. Shelton, Dr. Watson, J. D. Brooks, Martin Coyner, Clinton Hall, J. S. Ellis, G. B. Stuart, J. E. Irvine, William Lunsford, James Bridge, D. Shaw, J. M. Lewis, D. Hiserman, P. Killian, Joseph Patterson, G. B. Terrell, Jacob KoinerJr., W. H. Watts, G. W. Freed, A. Kindig, Benton Koiner, M. A. McComb, J. W. Hudson, G. T. Antrim, D. S. Bell, William Hamilton, W. A. Monroe, J. R. Hildebrand, Dr. Hanger, T. A. Turk, E. L. Brower, Dr. E. S. Kennerly, F. Ott, Elijah Koiner, J. W. Patrick, J. K. Koiner, J. D. Hanger, P. HangerJr., Simeon Koiner, J. N. Crouse, A. H. H. Stuart)
(Column 4)Summary: The article castigates the convention delegates for voting themselves an eight dollar per diem, which is "more than was ever paid the ablest men in Virginia for legislation."
Origin of Article: Dispatch
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that Col. S. C. Fontaine, President of the Va. Central Railroad, and Gen. Imboden will address county residents on December 28; the men will discuss the $300,000 subscription to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company.Local Items--Lectures
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers that Dr. J. M. Trotter will present a series of lectures on the "Science of Physiology, Phrenology, and Physiognomy" tonight at Lyceum Hall. Proceeds from admissions will be distributed among the poor.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Dr. J. M. Trotter, A. D. Trotter)
(Column 1)Summary: Reminds "citizens of the county" that the Collector of Internal Revenue for the district will be in Staunton on December 18, 19, and 20 to collect unpaid assessments.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: It is reported that iron ore deposits were discovered in two locations in the Waynesboro area: one near Virginia Central Rail Road and the other on the property of Wellington Watts.Married
(Names in announcement: Wellington Watts)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 5 J. Seymour Harsha, of W. Va., and Jennie McFall were married by Rev. A. A. P. Neal.Married
(Names in announcement: Seymour Harsha, Jennie McFall, Rev. A. A. P. Neal)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 21 Dorman L. Smith, of Barbour county, Ga., and Lizzie, daughter of Henry Philips, were married by Rev. John Pinkerton.Married
(Names in announcement: Dorman L. Smith, Henry Philips, Lizzie Philips, Rev. John Pinkerton)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 25 James B. Byers and Mary E., daughter of William Wise, were married by Rev. John Pinkerton.Married
(Names in announcement: James B. Byers, Mary E. Wise, William Wise, Rev. John Pinkerton)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 25 James W. Spitler and Sarah M., daughter of William Wise, were married by Rev. John Pinkerton.Married
(Names in announcement: James W. Spitler, Sarah M. Wise, William Wise, Rev. John Pinkerton)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 6 George B. Rusmisel and Mary E. Everett were married by Rev. H. Getzendanner.Died
(Names in announcement: George B. Rusmisel, Mary E. Everett, Rev. H. Getzendanner)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 9 John Howard, infant son of Dr. N. and Julia B. Wayt, died in Staunton at the residence of John Wayt.Died
(Names in announcement: John Howard Wayt, Dr. N. Wayt, Julia B. Wayt, John Wayt)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 9 Jameson Cochran, "an old and respectable citizen," died near Summerdean.Died
(Names in announcement: Jameson Cochran)
(Column 2)Summary: On Dec. 5 John Waid died near Black Creek. He was about 56 years old.
(Names in announcement: John Waid)
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