Staunton Spectator: October 16, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
By the President of the United States--A Proclamation
(Column 04)Summary: Reports on President Johnson's proclamation setting aside November 29 "as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God." Johnson also recommends that people "implore Him to grant to our National Councils, and to our whole people, that Divine wisdom which alone can lead any nation into the ways of the good."
(Column 01)Summary: Laments the results of recent elections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa where the Radicals increased their majorities and suggests that "the present times demand patience and fortitude on the part of the South."
Full Text of Article:Work and Not Repine
The result of the elections which took place in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa last Tuesday is expressed by the familiar apothegm: "The Dutch have taken Holland." This result in not very strange and not unexpected. A more favorable result was hoped for, but scarcely expected, except by those who allowed their wishes to control their judgments. It was hoped that the Conservatives would be able to reduce the Radical majority in Congress. But in the elections which have occurred, the Radicals have gained one or two members. What will take place in November another month will reveal. We suppose that the Radicals will be at least as strong in the next Congress as in the last, and may have sufficient strength to control legislation in spite of the Executive veto.--Whether they will venture upon the impeachment of the President time alone will reveal.--The present times demand patience and fortitude on the part of the South. Their most important lesson is to
"Learn to labor and to wait
With a heart for any fate."
(Column 02)Summary: Argues that "the people of the South" should make no more concessions to "the dominant party North" but suggests that instead "their minds should be directed to the development of the practical and material interests of the South."
Origin of Article: Richmond ExaminerFull Text of Article:[No Title]
It is never wise to repine at misfortunes which cannot be repaired. The true philosophy is to forget them if possible. Never bother the mind about them, for thinking only broods increased trouble. Our duty as well as policy is to do what we conceive to be right and just, and leave the consequences to a wise Providence that overrules all. The people of the South have done all, in the way of concession, that they can do in consistency with their honor and self-respect, and it is their duty now to stand calmly, but firmly, in opposition to any further concessions in obedience to the behests of the dominant party North. "Masterly inactivity" is now the policy of the South so far as political questions are concerned. With them, politics should be laid on the shelf, and party prejudices be buried in the tomb of the Capulets. The faces and attention of our leading men should no longer be turned toward the National Capitol. Their minds should be directed to the development of the practical and material interests of the South. Here there is labor for both mind and muscle. There should be no drones in the hive of Southern population. All work should be at work. In the language of the Examiner, "we have our families to feed, our fences to re-build, our homes to embellish, our fortunes to carve out of the rich smiling face of this fair land. We have digging to do, and sowing, and reaping; we have money to get, the exhaustless hidden treasures of our soil to bring to light and activity. What care we for the blatherings and the scoldings of a pitiful and insensate faction? Nothing. To-day we do our appointed task, letting them rail as they list; to-morrow they will have vanished like evil vapours that the night winds have conjured out of damp and darkness.
And we can afford to wait. The right is with us, and all the revenges of times will react in our favor and to our behoof. Little parties and little men may have their little triumphs, and live through their brief day, but truth, and equity, and justice are eternal, knowing neither day nor night, not 'broken lights,' but the full and perfect day. We do not depend upon the prevalence or failure of a policy or a party; our existence is not bound up in any system, nor shall we shrink from the discharge of any duty, nor be impatient of any obligation, because clouds, however dark, obscure our sun. Upon ourselves we depend; in our own strong arms and cheerful hearts, and in the good God above us we put our trust, and whatever chances, these shall not fail us."
(Column 02)Summary: Anticipates "a new chapter in American history--a Presidential impeachment" and calls it "a sad anticipation, because we think the President has meant well."
Origin of Article: Richmond ExaminerCongress and the President
(Column 03)Summary: Predicts that "civil butchery and sorrow" will soon engulf the nation, and that by the close of the year there will be "either a coup d'etat, or the removal of President Johnson, and perhaps his execution."
Origin of Article: Lynchburg RepublicanEditorial Comment: "The Lynchburg Republican expresses the belief that the Radical Congress is determined to impeach President Johnson whether he accedes to their policy or not. In two months the Congress and President will meet face to face.-- The Republican adds:"
(Column 01)Summary: Abraham Golladay was committed to jail last week for stealing a crock of butter and a kettle from Robert Young.Local News--Rev. S. D. Stuart Returned
(Names in announcement: Abraham Golladay, Robert Young)
(Column 01)Summary: Rev. S. D. Stuart has returned to Staunton from England, with his health much improved. Stuart reports that "Staunton has several better speakers than the best speakers in the British Parliament."Local News--Homicide
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. D. Stuart)
(Column 02)Summary: J. C. Johnston, suspected of shooting and killing Patrick Thompson in Lexington last week, was arrested in Fishersville last Wednesday. Thompson is reported "to have been habitually saucy and impudent" and Johnston claims to have shot him in self-defense.
(Names in announcement: Patrick Thompson, Wm. Hunter, J. C. Johnston)Origin of Article: Lexington Gazette[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: A tournament was held at Spring Hill on October 4, where the participants demonstrated "that chivalry is not dead in Virginia." Hendon Bell was victorious and crowned Miss A. E. Fuller Queen of Love and Beauty.
(Names in announcement: Wm. Gamble, J. M. Trevey, Wm. Howell, Z. T. Samuels, John O. Ramsey, J. H. Baskins, Daniel Bell, J. H. Rhodes, James Marshall, Hendon Bell, A. E. Fuller, Joseph Shreckhise, L. L. Clarke, Samuel Bell, Maggie Wise, Albert Litten, A. G. Fishburn, Ed. Parker, Lou. Cowger, Newt. Wilson, Sallie Huffman)Trailer: A Looker OnMarriages
(Column 03)Summary: Gustavas Gay, of Harrisonburg, and Mary Jane O'Brien, of McGaheysville were married at McGaheysville on October 4 by Rev. H. A. Garber.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. A. Garber, Gustavas A. Gay, Mary Jane O'Brien)
(Column 03)Summary: Minnie Jenkins, of Baltimore, and Charles McCoy, of Augusta, were married on October 9 by Rev. J. A. Latane.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. A. Latane, Charles D. McCoy, Minnie Jenkins, J. Taylor Jenkins)
(Column 03)Summary: Nannie Vines and B. F. Clements were married on October 4 by Rev. W. R. Stringer.Deaths
(Names in announcement: B. F. Clements, Nannie E. Vines, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 03)Summary: Sallie M. Stoddard died last Sunday after an illness of about eight hours. She was nine months and two days old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Sallie M. Stoddard, H. M. Stoddard, E. A. M. Stoddard)
(Column 03)Summary: W. J. Gilkeson died at his residence near Mint Spring on October 9. He was 78.
(Names in announcement: W. J. Gilkeson)