Staunton Vindicator: December 16, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Gives several reasons why the Republican party is doomed to die. Claims they only passed legislation like black suffrage and test-oaths to keep themselves in power while neglecting the people. Believes such measures will not work anymore because the voters have seen through them.
Full Text of Article:
The whole aim of the Radical party, since the war, has been the retention of power. Every act of legislation by Republican Congresses pointed to this end. This has incited the passage of Amendments, Test-oath laws, Manhood suffrage acts and Military enforcement bills.
The seeming necessity for enactment to bolster up their party has carried Republicans to the excesses which have so marked their legislation since 1865.
With the fall of the Confederacy the keystone of the Republican arch, Slavery, also dropped out, and the crumbling away of the whole arch was anticipated. Then it was that New England furnished the limbs of her celebrated "Blue Law" Tree, mentioned above as Amendments &c., to make a frame work to support it, and to give it greater strength added a prop from the South, called "citizenship of African descent." The latter gave great strength for a time, but was being sapped, like the rest of its props, by the moist swamp air of the South and freezing winds of the West. This prop itself needing a support, the military enforcement of suffrage was brought to bear. Like all the rest it proved a slender stay. New York and North Carolina, to whom it was applied as a panacea for their Democratic ills, have proved its utter inutility. The presence of would-be overawing bayonets but confirmed them in their Democracy, and the Congressional Committee is now discussing the propriety of repealing this bill. Butler is, however tinkering away at lumber for additional supports, which he calls "War with England," and "Amnesty (?) Bill." This he thinks will give longer lease of life and power to the Republican party. When other and heavier lumber has failed, what can be expected of the slender rods shaven up by the inevitable Ben! All such aims have thus far failed and will continue so to do, despite the efierts of such partisan Mechanics as are engaged in patching the Republican fabric.
In fact, the doom of any party, which forgets the interests of the whole people and only looks to the retention of the spoils, is written before hand. It is thus with the Republican party. The crash of its now tottering arch will be heard ere long, and the wise and wary seeing it, are getting from under.
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of New Hope will hold a supper on December 27th to help raise funds for the Round Hill Church. Rev. J. J. Engle will deliver a temperance address, and the Rev. Mr. Wolfe will speak on Masonry.House and Barn Burned
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. J. Engle, Rev. Wolfe)
(Column 01)Summary: The home and barn of James Karicofe near Sangersville was destroyed in a fire. His loss is estimated at $4000 to $5000. The widow Carson who was keeping furniture in the house lost $150 to $200 in damages.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: James Karicofe, Mrs. Carson)
(Column 01)Summary: The Vindicator thanks Mrs. Annie Chambers Ketchum, newly appointed chair of Belles Lettres at the Virginia Female Institute, for a copy of her Christmas Carol entitled "Benny." The story is "poetically told, and contains a happy moral which will be appreciated by both old and young." She also submits a poem to the paper.Married
(Names in announcement: Annie Chambers Ketchum)
(Column 01)Summary: George Rusmisel and Miss Mattie D. Clayton, daughter of the late Thomas Clayton, were married in Deerfield, Augusta County, on December 1st by the Rev. J. S. Blain. "May their journey through life be as pleasant as was the bright weather on the evening the merry bride was received at her new home in Moscow."Married
(Names in announcement: George Rusmisel, Mattie D. Clayton, Thomas Clayton, Rev. J. S. Blain)
(Column 01)Summary: Lawson P. Campbell and Miss Cynthia Rediford, both of Augusta, were married on November 20th by the Rev. J. M. Schreckhise.Married
(Names in announcement: Lawson P. Campbell, Cynthia Rediford, Rev. J. M. Schreckhise)
(Column 01)Summary: James W. Wallace and Ophelia Wilson, daughter of the late John P. Wilson, were married near Barterbrook at the residence of Brown Patterson by the Rev. James Murray.Died
(Names in announcement: James W. Wallace, Ophelia Wilson, John P. Wilson, Brown Patterson, Rev. James Murray)
(Column 01)Summary: Mrs. Elizabeth Snapp died on December 11th. She was 67 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Snapp)
(Column 01)Summary: William Hamilton died at his residence near Christians Creek on November 14th. He was 71 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: William Hamilton)
(Column 01)Summary: Calvin I. Fuller, formerly of Mt. Solon, died in Missouri on November 23rd. He was 46 years old.
(Names in announcement: Calvin I. Fuller)