Valley Spirit: 10 31, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 8)Summary: A transcript of the Governor of Mississippi's address at the opening of the state's special legislative session, in which he details his opposition to the policies being promulgated by the Radicals in Congress. The Assembly had reconvened early to voice its opposition to the 14th Amendment.
On the War Path
(Column 1)Summary: Despite the fact that the rebellion has been put down and the South has accepted its defeat, the Radicals, says the editorial, have yet to be satisfied. Their ultimate goal, it asserts, is to "obtain absolute powers of government unlimited by constitutional constraints." In light of the situation, therefore, the Spirit suggests that it is possible that the "only path to peace and a settled government lies through the furnace of revolution."
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It was said during the late civil war that the rebels were fighting, not for their own civil liberties only, but for those of the whole American people, and that declaration was not generally believed then; but seen in the light of events that are daily occurring, was there not more truth than poetry in it? The rebellion was conquered; but has the Union been preserved? The armies of the South were overcome; but is constitutional government secure? Is not the Union, indeed, still practically divided, and constitutional government in more danger now than at any period since 1861?--The insurgents resisted the Republican party after the election of Mr. Lincoln, because it was a purely sectional organization, whose design, they believed was to enable the North to dominate the South, in utter disregard of the fundamental law of the government, and the conditions and covenants of the Federal compact. The ground of defection and conflict was denied at the time by the leaders of the Republican party.--But are not those same leaders persuing a course of action, and avowing principles and purposes now, which fully warrant all the apprehensions which alarmed the Southern mind five years ago, and precipitated the Southern people into revolt?
These and like questions find their best answer in the revolutionary threats and projects of the men who are the recognized chiefs of the "Torch-and-Turpentine" party in this section of the Republic. They boldly incite their adherents in Maryland, for example to resist the Governor of that State in the lawful exercise of his office and encourage them with the promise that they will be aided in their efforts to initiate civil war in Baltimore by thousands of partisans in Pennsylvania. In what respect in this attempt to provoke and insurrection in Maryland less criminal than the Southern rebellion? Invasion of a State, and domestic violence therein, would inevitably involve the national authorities in the conflict, because the National Government is bound to defend each State in such an emergency.
Those, therefore, who instigate the people, or a part of the people, of any State to rise up against and resist the magistracy thereof is the execution of its laws, do, in fact, forment strife that must in all probability, implicate the Federal forces and enrage a revolutionary mob in a struggle against the National Government.
In another quarter, and about the same time, Mr. Wendell Phillips is preaching sedition in language not to be mistaken.--He calls the Constitution a "swindle dignified with the name of compromise;" he calls the President the "rebel in the White House," he tells the Radical majority in Congress that they shall impeach and depose him, before trial, place a creature of their own in his place, and, if necessary, dismiss Grant as Lieutenant General of the army, and substitute Ben. Butler. And all this, and more of the same character, is to be done in order, as Phillips says, that the Radical Republicans may obtain absolute powers of government unlimited by constitutional restraints and then "run the machine" as they please.
This, then, is the spirit, and this the programme of the party which the people are asked to trust as the champions of constitutional liberty, the friends of national unity, and the conservators of law and order!--And the people, strangely enough, have thus far consented to strengthen the hands of a faction which seems determined to alter the government to suit themselves, and to consolidate all power in the hands of a "rump" Congress. Be it so, if the people will it. We are tired of protecting against such folly and such wrong. Perhaps the nearest, or the only path to peace and settled government, lies through the furnace of revolution. It was so in France in 1798, in England in 1688, and the same sharp discipline may be near reserve for us.
(Column 1)Summary: Details the political in-fighting among local Republicans as they battle over the party's next senatorial nominee.
(Names in announcement: Col. McClure, Col. F. S. Stumbaugh)Full Text of Article:The Punishment of Traitors
It is well known that Col. F. S. Stumbaugh, member elect of the Legislature from this County, is an ardent friend of Simon Cameron, and is [UNCLEAR] generally supposed that long since pledged his support to that gentleman for the position of United States Senator. The chief editor of the Repository, Col. McClure, being a Curtin man and deadly hostile to Cameron, it was thought at one time prior to the election that he and his friends would make an effort to defeat Stumbaugh at the polls. But this project, if ever entertained, was evidently abandoned as the brown tickets voted by the chiefs and employees of the Repository office will bear testimony.
But as developments since have proved the fight did not end here. The brown ticket business was merely a suspension of hostilities. The election being over, the hero of "Rutherford's Lane" seemed as determined as ever to head off the hero of "Shiloh" on the Senatorial question. He circulated a petition among his friends, and had it numerously signed, addressed to the Chairman of the County Committee, who in compliance with its request called the committee together to consult as to the propriety of calling a county convention to instruct our members as to the choice of this county for Senator. The committee met and decided by a vote of 15 to 1 in favor of a convention for this purpose to be held on the 11th of next month. This was what might be called a successful flank movement on our gallant friend who won and lost his stars during the late war. The strategy of "Rutherford's lane" so far, is decidedly ahead. "Go in Betsy, go in Bear, we don't care a darn which whips."
(Column 4)Summary: While it is true that there have been calls to arrest the most vocal and vitriolic Radical leaders for their attempts to instigate another civil war, the article casts doubts upon the effectiveness of such an endeavor. It does, however, admit that "a step of this kind on the part of President Johnson would have in it at least the merit of an act of retributive justice."
Origin of Article: Lancaster IntelligencerThe Trouble in Baltimore
(Column 5)Summary: Reports on the conflict between Governor Swann, of Maryland, and Baltimore's Police Commissioners, who, "in the interest of the Radicals, propose to disfranchise thousands of honest and legal voters."
Origin of Article: Age
Local and Personal--Prosecuted
(Column 1)Summary: It is reported that Republicans John Wit and John Snyder, both members of the Election Board in Fayetteville, will be brought before the Court next week to answer questions about their decision during the last election to refuse the ballots of alleged deserters.Local and Personal--Baseball
(Names in announcement: John Wit, John Snyder)
(Column 1)Summary: The boxscore of the baseball game between Franklin and Conococheague, which was won by the home team by a score 55 to 46.Married
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 25th, Samuel Brandy and Mary A. Strome, of Cumberland county, were married by Rev. B. Y. Hummelbaugh.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. B. Y. Hummelbaugh, Samuel Brandy, Mary A. Strome)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 11th, Emanuel Fry and Magdalena Lehman were married by Rev. J. Keller Miller.Married
(Names in announcement: Emanuel Fry, Magdalena Lehman, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 25th, A. N. Long and Maggie D. Ehrhart were married by Rev. J. Keller Miller.Married
(Names in announcement: A. N. Long, Maggie D. Ehrhart, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 18th, Jacob Jones and Sarah Martin were married by Rev. Jason M. Bishop.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob Jones, Sarah Martin, Rev. Jason M. Bishop)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 16th, Hiram Manaran and Mary Ellen Lowe were married by Rev. S. N. Callender.Married
(Names in announcement: Hiram Manaran, Mary Ellen Lowe, Rev. S. N. Callender)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 23rd, Simon Hawbecker and Elizabeth S. Frants were married by Rev. S. N. Callender.Married
(Names in announcement: Simon Hawbecker, Elizabeth S. Frants, Rev. S. N. Callender)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 20th, John Henninger and Eliza J. Werdebaugh were married by Rev. F. Dyson.Married
(Names in announcement: John Henninger, Eliza Werdebaugh, Rev. F. Dyson)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 27th, Jacob Wingert and Sarah J. Kell were married by Rev. F. Dyson.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Wingert, Sarah J. Kell, Rev. F. Dyson)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 8th, Robert McClelland, 25, died. McClelland was formerly a member of Co. C. 126th Pa. Volunteers.Died
(Names in announcement: Robert McClelland)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 20th, Maria King, 18, died near Mercersburg.
(Names in announcement: Maria King)
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