Staunton Vindicator: September 25, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 05)Summary: The article profiles two promising new inventions: the velocipede and the steam carriage.
(Column 01)Summary: Warns voters in both the South and the North of the brutal consequences should Grant be elected. Quotes a speech from Garfield showing how Radicals intend to rule the whole country with military force. Appealing mainly to Northerners to get Seymour elected.
Full Text of Article:
The Radicals raise the hue and cry that if Grant and Colfax are elected peace will ensue but if Seymour and Blair are elected the rebellion will be re-opened and war will be inevitable. The response to each individual cry, that if war then ensues the Radicals, themselves, must of necessity inaugurate it, since the Democracy will have attained their ends, is a virtual estoppel, yet the general cry of "Seymour, Blair and War" continues for buncombe. In the event of an untrammeled and fair election, there is not the slightest probability of war whether Grant and Colfax or Seymour and Blair be elected. But is there a probability of peace in either event? If Seymour and Blair be elected, we hope and expect to see that peace which will follow the restoration of the Constitution, the restriction of the privileges, prerogatives and powers of each department within their constitutional spheres, the removal of military Governments in the South, the reduction of taxes and restoration of the Union in fact and in truth. Then will follow that confidence, prosperity and progress throughout the land which are the only sure indicators of positive peace.
Should Grant and Colfax be elected the peace which will follow is that which we of the South enjoy (?) to-day, viz: military Governments and trials by military commissions, suspension of the habeas corpus and revocation of judicial decrees, whenever it suits the whim of a military satrap, continued disfranchisement of our best and wisest men, the general sway of ignorance and vice, enormous taxation and a consequent continued stagnation of business and prosperity throughout the whole country. This is the peace that the Democracy not only believe and predict, from the election of Grant and Colfax, but which we are promised by high Radical authority. They promise us that the re-construction acts of Congress shall be maintained and enforced, with their white subordination to ignorance and vice, taxation to support a host of useless officers, and defray the expenses of an unnecessary standing army, &c. &c., and if any, North, South, East or West, presume to raise an objection to this kind of peace, a little triangular "piece of steel" is to be the quietus. This is no fancy sketch. It emanates from one who stands high in Radical estimation, Gen. Garfield, member of Congress from Ohio.
In a late speech he said: "General Grant will be elected the next President of the United States. When thus elected, he intends, with the aid of the Radical majority in Congress, to rule the country by the help of a little triangular piece of steel called a bayonet."
This "little triangular piece of steel" is to rule the whole country, says Gen. Garfield. We of the South are not disturbed in the least at the threat of this "little triangular piece of steel," since it is now held aloft every day in our midst, but will it be received with the same equanimity North? The experience of the South under the rule of the bayonet should suffice for any people, who really love liberty regulated by law. We cannot therefore believe that the northern people will willingly, unresistingly yield to the rule of the bayonet.
They have the choice. Civil government or the rule of the sword and bayonet. Peace like unto that of the past or the peace which Gen. Grant wants and which Gen. Garfield offers. Constitutional Government with Seymour and Blair, or Military rule with Grant and Colfax.
How they will exercise it remains to be seen but, with the issue patent, we can not believe they will consign themselves to a tyranny like that which broods over the South, sapping its vital energy and prostrating the business interests of the whole country.
(Column 01)Summary: The Augusta County Fair will be held October 27th-29th. Railroads will be offering special rates for transportation to the fair.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that Staunton's schools are filling with pupils from all over the South. Their success stands as a testimony to the town's excellence in education.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton Lyceum will resume meeting on October 2nd. The Rev. Long of Charlottesville will speak.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Bryan's Menagerie and Circus will visit Staunton today. They could not find a town lot big enough for their show, so they will be setting up in Mr. Ayres' meadow.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Harvey Risk has volunteered to take a census of Staunton if the town provides him free books.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Harvey Risk)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that "two gentlemen of color" had a fight after one called the other the "offspring of a feminine canine." The tussle drew a small crowd at the edge of town.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Ladies' Memorial Association will hold a dinner in the Town Hall to raise money for improving the soldiers' cemetery. Donations are accepted.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Capt. Shultz has opened the Lee Hotel, Greenville, and has received satisfied reviews.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. Shultz)
(Column 02)Summary: David K. Hoover and Cynthia K. Masincup were married on September 17th at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. A. A. Bushong.Married
(Names in announcement: David K. Hoover, Cynthia K. Masincup, Rev. A. A. Bushong)
(Column 02)Summary: John V. McGuffin and Miss Virginia Whitesel, both of Augusta, were married on August 27th by the Rev. C. Beard.
(Names in announcement: John V. McGuffin, Virginia Whitesel, Rev. C. Beard)