Valley Spirit: June 20, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Management of the Freedmen's Bureau
(Column 8)Summary: Reports that, with the exception of the departments of Arkansas and Texas, the Commisionerships of the Freedmen's Bureau have been placed in charge of several district military commandants as a result of a policy change implemented by Gen. O. O. Howard and approved by Gen. Grant.
Origin of Article: N. Y. TribuneFull Text of Article:[No Title]
With the exceptions of the Departments of Texas and Arkansas, the Commissionerships of the Freedmen's Bureau have been placed in charge of the several district military commandants. The change has been made at the request of General Howard and in the detailing of military commanders throughout the South, in accordance with this new arrangement, Gen. Grant has so far expressed his approval of General Howard's officers as to give entire military change in their respective States to former Assistant Commissioners, Gens. H. K. Scott, of South Carolina; Wager Swayne, of Alabama; Davis Tilson, of Georgia, and Gen. A. Baird, of Louisiana. General O. Brown, of Virginia, has been detailed upon the staff of Gen. A. H. Terry. Gen. Whitlesey, of North Carolina, is awaiting trial before the Military Commission to assemble at Raleigh on Tuesday, the 12th inst. Col. T. W. Osborn, of Florida, has been ordered upon the staff of Gen. Foster, of that State; and Gen. Charles Thomas, of Mississippi, is at present Chief Inspector to Gen. Howard.--N. Y. Tribune
(Column 8)Summary: The article informs readers about an alleged swindle carried out by "lordling British financiers" who hoped to capitalize on the growing need for railway investors.
Origin of Article: Harrisburg TelegraphFull Text of Article:
THE extent of the swindle which it was proposed to play on the people of Pennsylvania by certain lordling British financiers is best shown in the fact that the engineer corps which was tramping over the mountains of the central part of the State making surveys in the name of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad, have not been, and are not likely to be paid for their services. A subordinate in one of the corps informs us that he had resolved no money for months, and that others of his associates were in the same plight. He also states it as a singular fact, that the Englishmen connected with the survey were paid in full.--These are the significant facts, and we hope the lesson which they convey will prove salutary hereafter in protecting the American people from the speculating schemes of foreigners.--Harrisburg Telegraph
Final Passage of the Obstruction Amendment
(Column 1)Summary: In highly critical terms, the article denounces the passage of the Obstruction Bill, describing it as a political maneuver designed to "deceive the people and postpone the admission of the Southern States until after the next election."
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The Constitutional Amendment intended to keep the Union divided and the Republican party in power, as amended by the Senate, has been passed by both Houses by the requisite two-thirds vote. It now goes to the Legislature of the several States for ratification, requiring the ascent of three-fourths of the same before it can be valid as a part of the Constitution. This assent it can never receive, as is well known by the authors of the scheme, but they have adopted it simply as a political platform, hoping therewith to deceive the people and postpone the admission of the Southern States until after the next presidential election. But the people understand their game, and in October and November next they will have a word to say on this question. If the present indications of the drift of public sentiment can be relied on these negro-suffrage, disunion, Jacobin conspirators against the peace and welfare of the country will then receive a warning whidh they will do well to heed. The people are in earnest in this matter and they do not intend that the fruits of the war shall be lost in order that a rotten, corrupt political party may be retained in power.
We need but refer to the closing speech of Mr. Stevens on this Amendment to see the revolutionary purpose of the dominant party in Congress. They are boldly avowed. He says that in his manhood and old age he had hoped to have "all our institutions remodeled," whenever "any fortunate changes should have broken up for a time the foundation of our institutions, and released us from obligations the most tyrannical that were ever imposed in the name of freedom."
See the boldness with which the old sinner avows his purpose to revolutionize the Government of our fathers--"remodel our institutions," and the utter contempt he expresses for the work of WASHINGTON, HAMILTON, FRANKLIN and MADISON. He looks upon the blood and carnage of the last five years as a "fortunate" opportunity, for which he had long hoped, to enable him and his party to overthrow the Constitution, break up the foundations of our institutions, and release the country form the "tyrannical obligations" imposed upon it by the founders of the Government. such is the infamous purpose of Thaddeus Stevens, the acknowledged leader of the Republican party, as avowed by himself, with unblushing boldness on the floor of Congress, during the past week. Let the people arise in the majesty of their strength, and [UNCLEAR] from the power of the demagogues and [UNCLEAR] who are seeking to perpetuate their own rule by the subversion of the government itself, and the total destruction of the rights and liberties of the people.
(Column The Right Spirit)Summary: After providing a brief outline of the events that occurred during the annual meeting of the Central Lutheran Synod of Pennsylvania, the editor praises the body's decision to pass a series of resolutions in support of the President and the Democratic platform.
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The central Lutheran Synod of Pennsylvania held its annual session recently at Blair, Perry county. Rev. W. H. Diven [UNCLEAR] presided, and Rev. M. L. Cller acted as Secretary. During the sitting of the synod the President appointed a committee of five to report resolutions expressive of the sentiments of the synod on the state of the country, of which our friend, Capt. D. L. Trendler [UNCLEAR], was chairman. It is gratifying to observe the true spirit of patriotism and Christian charity pervading the resolutions. They do credit to the heads and hearts of the members of the "Central Synod," and are in striking contrast with the spirit of bigotry and political fanaticism which of late years has been so shamelessly manifested in our churches and ecclesiastical bodies. We hope this may be the beginning of a better era, when politics will be discarded from the pulpit and synodical convention--when ministers will again preach "Christ and Him Crucified," with all meekness and forbearance, inculcating the precepts of Him who spake as never men spake, instead of the doctrine of men.
The following resolutions are the last two of the series unanimously passed by the synod:
Resolved, That whereas several pominent causes of estrangement between the States lately in conflict have been removed forever by the arbitrament of the sword, it is our duty now, as country loving citizens, to labor to unite the bleeding sections of the national heart, that our legal Union may be strengthened by moral bonds, and that thus, forgetting the bitterness of the past and remembering only its important teachings, we may be more closely and inseparably united ever hereafter.
Resolved, That in this momentous period of our Country's history we look with earnest solicitude to Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, whose patriotism stood the severest test of times that tried men's souls, and that we invoke upon him the blessing and guidance of Almighty God, that, forgetting not the just dignity of the government he entertain "charity for all and malice toward none."
(Column 1)Summary: Directing its attack against Radical editors who have sought to employ the political ideals espoused by Thomas Jefferson as justification for giving blacks the vote, the article questions the logic of using the opinions of a slaveowner as a spokesman for their cause.
Full Text of Article:President Lincoln on the Right of the Southern States to Representation
THERE is a vast deal of nonsense talked and written about reorganizing the government "in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Independence. It is to be presumed that Mr. Jefferson, who wrote that paper, understood its meaning, and if it was designed, as is now claimed, not only to give freedom to the blacks but to make political and social equals of them, it is passing strange that he neglected to communicate that fact to his own negroes, but continued to hold them as slaves to his dying day. Will the radical editors who are in the habit of printing windy and ridiculous interpretations of the Declaration be kind enough to explain this queer fact, or henceforth and forever hold their peace?
(Column 2)Summary: Amid charges leveled by Republicans that President Johnson's reconstruction policies have deviated from those layed out by Lincoln before his death, the article asserts that Johnson has actually carried on the legacy of the former president, including a tumultuous relationship with the Radicals in Congress.
Origin of Article: N. Y. WorldBankruptcy and the Ruin Must Follow
(Column 3)Summary: The editorial describes the spending habits of the "Rump Congress" as "wasteful and extravagant, as illustrated by the various projects for which the body has appropriated money for the upcoming year. Congress' worst feature, however, is its "captiousness, hatred and injustice toward the whites of the South and their patronage of the black race," which, it says, has created an atmosphere where "distrust and ill-feeling" has delayed the region's economic recovery.
Origin of Article: Patriot and UnionThe Latest Infamy
(Column 5)Summary: Commenting on an extract that appeared in the New York Tribune announcing Governor Curtin's decision to ratify the Constitutional Amendment as soon as possible, the writer declares his opposition to the proposed scheme, labeling it a "shameless work," and challenges the constitutionality of the plan.
Origin of Article: Age; New York TribuneEditorial Comment: "We take the following despatch from the columns of the New York Tribune of yesterday."The White-Washing Committee
(Column 6)Summary: Focusing its vituperation on the "Rump Committee's" efforts to examine a race riot that recently occurred in Memphis, the article characterizes the group's findings as attempt "to gull weak-minded persons into the error that negroes are saints and that the Rumps are right in their selfish and ambitious schemes."
Origin of Article: Patriot and Union
The Damage Question in Congress
(Column 3)Summary: Contains a copy of the resolutions introduced into Congress by A. H. Coffroth relative to the bill to indemnify the residents of the border region in Pennsylvania.Married
(Column 4)Summary: On June 12th, William H. Hockenberry and Maria F. Nesbit were married by Rev. S. H. C. Smith.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. H. C. Smith, William H. Hockenberry, Maria F. Nesbit)
(Column 4)Summary: On June 12th, J. James Shoaff and Sevilla Humler were married by Rev. J. Dickson.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Dickson, J. James Shoaff, Sevilla Humler)
(Column 4)Summary: On March 28th, Henry Ulrich and Ann Newbern were married by Rev. G. Roth.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. G. Roth, Henry Ulrich, Ann Newbern)
(Column 4)Summary: On April 26th, Adam Thompson and Mary Kohl were married by Rev. G. Roth.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. G. Roth, Adam Thompson, Mary Kohl)
(Column 4)Summary: On June 14th, George McLean and Philopena Kearman were married by Rev. G. Roth.
(Names in announcement: George McLean, Rev. G. Roth, Philopena Kearman)
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