Staunton Vindicator: September 18, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Refutes the Republican charge that the election of Seymour will be the symbol for a renewal of the rebellion. Points out how economically depressed the South is, and claims Republicans are just stirring up Northern hatred for political ends. Even accuses them of inciting riots in New Orleans.
Full Text of Article:Sentiments of the Southern People--Statement of a Republican
The cry upon which the Radicals of the North harp most is that the Southern people are still "rebellious." They would make all believe that we are ready to take up arms at the slightest provocation. That, in the election of Seymour and Blair, the opportunity will be offered and embraced by us to carry out our most cherished hopes. That we will then re-inaugurate the "rebellion" and do divers things, terrible, on paper, to Northern pacifiers, of the Grant school.--All this is for buncombe. No people or party understand better than the Radicals the state of affairs in the South. They know that, with the fall of the Confederacy, the South became a penniless and impoverished land. They know that, with the loss of labor and property, consequent diminishing and even extensive failure of crops, total demolition of a circulating medium and enormous burdens of taxation heaped upon her, the South has not and will not have a dollar to spare towards another "rebellion" for years to come. They know equally well that our bravest and our best, our General officers and our privates, returned home, not to stir up strife anew, but to engage in some honest calling whereby they might secure a livelihood to those dependent on them, and right nobly have they accomplished their purpose. They know that our people at present are not animated with the passions of the past, else they would send, howling, from our midst such men as Wells, Underwood, Holden and the whole host of "scalawags" and "carpetbaggers," whose sole business it is to humiliate and oppress a fallen foe. We repeat, that not even the fear of the decimation of the whites of the South would prevent them from hurling from their midst the whole "carpet-bag" and "scalawag" tribe, were they in the same humor as from 1861 to 1865. The very fact, therefore, that these pests of community are allowed to hold their soft places in peace, and devote their energies and time to further oppress and humiliate on the part of the South. This also the Radicals understand equally well, but they want capital for the Presidential campaign. This they must have or they are defeated.
To secure it, they will between this time and November, through their emissaries, their scalawag and carpet-bag pets, endeavor further to alienate the white and colored people of the South. If they can incite a strife between them from which they can raise the cry that the whites are beginning their oppression of the blacks it will suit their purposes and they will not hesitate to do it. In fact, they will go further, if possible, and place a few murders and riots, similar to the one they incited in New Orleans, in the catalogue of complaints against the South, which they must have to bolster the waning chances of their candidates in the North.
We therefore caution all to a forbearance in many things which will be done expressly to stir up strife. The quiet which has existed for so long a time is telling against the Radicals. Its continuance is esur to defeat the election of Grant and Colfax and relieve the country from the burdens, now so heavily weighing down each and every portion of it.
With such a consummation in view, who would not restrain the passions which will be sought to be aroused from this time till the Presidential election! Be, therefore, forewarned and fore-armed against all the wiles of Radicalism, and the result will be eminently satisfactory to every patriot in the land.
(Column 04)Summary: The paper reports that a prominent Republican returned from a tour of the South and stated that reports of ill-will in the South are greatly exaggerated. The KKK, according to this observer, is only a band of lawless miscreants.
(Column 01)Summary: A Sunday School Picnic will be held at Moscow, Augusta County, on September 19th.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: "Blind" Willie Coffman, the baby pianist, has been amazing audiences in Staunton. The infant prodigy has astonished all listeners.Bryan's Great Menagerie and Circus
(Column 01)Summary: The circus will be in town on September 25th. Charles H. Castle, general agent, has had difficulty finding a big enough location for the extravaganza.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The Mechanics Building Association held their second annual meeting on Tuesday night. The funds on hand were loaned at 66% and the remaining shares of a total 1000 were purchased.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The article tallies up the so-called "fruits" of the war: "stealings of the Freedman's Bureau;" waste in Congress; and a "plundered" South.
Origin of Article: Watchman, Pa.Married
(Column 02)Summary: Lewellen A. S. Tillery of Missouri and Miss Louisa A. Cowger, daughter of Job Cowger, were married on September 10th at the residence of Jacob Neff by the Rev. John Pinkerton.Married
(Names in announcement: Lewellen A. S. Tillery, Louisa A. Cowger, Job Cowger, Jacob Neff, Rev. John Pinkerton)
(Column 02)Summary: Martin S. Shiplet and Miss Catherine E. Wright, daughter of the late William Wright, were married near Moscow on September 3rd by the Rev. Jacob Thomas.Died
(Names in announcement: Martin S. Shiplet, Catherine E. Wright, William Wright, Rev. Jacob Thomas)
(Column 02)Summary: James Thomas Gregory, only son of Charles E. and Margaret R. Gregory of Staunton, died on September 10th. He was 18 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: James Thomas Gregory, Charles E. Gregory, Margaret R. Gregory)
(Column 02)Summary: Robert M. White died at his residence near Waynesboro on September 3rd. He was 72 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Robert M. White)
(Column 02)Summary: Benjamin Koiner died at his residence near Waynesboro on September 12th.
(Names in announcement: Benjamin Koiner)