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Valley Virginian: February 13, 1867

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Thos. J. Michie, Esq.
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Summary: The Rockingham Register urges Thomas J. Michie of Augusta County to run for Governor of Virginia. "While free from every personal vice, he possesses an intellect of rare native powers, which has been cultivated and strengthened by a course of study and an enlarged experience, surpassed by no other man in Virginia. Decided in his convictions, conservative in his views of public affairs, and comprehensive in learning, it would seem that he is really the man, in these troubled times, who should be called to the helm of the State."
(Names in announcement: Thomas J. Michie)
Another Veto Message
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Summary: President Johnson vetoed a bill admitting the territory of Colorado.

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The Situation
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Summary: The paper encourages readers to resist all radical plans of Reconstruction, and especially denounces those of Stevens and Orr.
Full Text of Article:

Two plans are proposed for "selling out the South." We publish both. One is by the Hon. Gov. Orr, of South Carolina, and the other by Mr. Thad. Stevens. We see that Thaddeus has been defeated in his, and, if there is any manhood left in the South, Mr. Orr's plan will be repudiated.

The people of Virginia, and the entire South, have their future in their own hands, and, as far as we are concerned, we prefer Thad Stevens's bill to Mr. Orr's. Mr. Stevens wishes to degrade us by force, by a power we can't resist at present. Mr. Orr and his policy party, propose that we degrade ourselves.

The true policy is to reject both and work. These schemes for a so-called "reconstruction," may suit timid people, on both sides of the line, but the men, who "know their rights" and maintained them during the war, will reject them. Let us work and elect men to every office.

If it was necessary, in speaking of the Situation, we would ask the people of the Valley and the South, not to be excited over the rumors and big talk that reaches them from Washington and the North. Gov. Orr and Mr. Stevens may compromise, but "let the better spirits wait" and work, and our hopes will be realized.

In the Va. House of Delegates, last Friday the Committee on Finance reported against the propriety of submitting the question, of the abolition or modification of the usury law to the people. The people ought to invite the whole party to clear out and give place to men of good sense and business qualifications.

A special Washington dispatch says, "a majority of the reconstruction Committee have agreed upon a plan to settle all difficulties, and "the leading Southern men in Washington have agreed to it." The question is who are "the leading men"--Did they ever lead a charge?

A Radical Poland
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Summary: The paper publishes Stevens's plan to "provide a bayonet government for the South," by breaking the states into military districts.
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Summary: The paper reports that three times more Virginia soldiers need legs than need arms. The total together is estimated at about 800.

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Summary: James F. Patterson, Clerk of the Corporation Court of Staunton, estimates that the town debt stands at $27,710.
(Names in announcement: James F. Patterson)
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Summary: Dr. C. R. Harris delivered a lecture before the Lyceum entitled, "Independence of Thought."
(Names in announcement: Dr. C. R. Harris)
Police Items
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Summary: James and Ben Jackson, freedmen, were brought before Justice Evans and charged with disturbing the worship of the African Church. Frank Overton, "colored" brought the complaint. The two were bound over for $50 to await indictment before the Grand Jury. Capt. Tukey, Staunton's Freedman's Bureau agent, was present and did not object to the charges. G. M. Cochran Jr. "went security for James. Now here is a case we would like the Radical press to comment upon."
(Names in announcement: James Jackson, Ben Jackson, Justice Evans, Frank Overton, Capt. Tukey, G. M. CochranJr.)
The Building Association
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Summary: The Building Association was organized on February 11th. The following officers were elected: John B. Evans, President; John K. Wood, Treasurer; Heber Ker, Secretery; J. H. Waters, H. H. Peck, A. M. Bruce, E. M. Cushing, B. T. Bagby, and W. J. Nelson, Board of Directors; N. P. Catlett, P. B. Hoge, and S. H. Hoshour, Trustees.
(Names in announcement: John B. Evans, John K. Wood, Heber Ker, J. H. Waters, H. H. Peck, A. M. Bruce, E. M. Cushing, B. T. Bagby, W. J. Nelson, N. P. Catlett, P. B. Hoge, S. H. Hoshour)
A Lady
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Summary: The paper encourages Staunton's women to follow the "sweet Republican simplicity" of Martha Washington. When a group of finely-dressed English ladies called upon her, they found her knitting in a checkered apron with no sense of embarrassment.
Corporation Court--February Term
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Summary: The Corporation Court for Staunton met on February 6th, W. B. Keyser, Recorder, presiding. Mayor Trout, and Messrs. Balthis and Hope were absent. The following indictments were made by the Grand Jury: Craddock and Gallaher, assault and battery; Cornelia Lewis, "colored," assault and battery; C. H. Trayer et al against Sarah Craig, "colored," petit larceny. Albert J. Garber presented commission as Excheator for the town of Staunton and was qualified. The applications for redress against "enormous assessments for the year 1866" were granted to E. L. Edmunson, John B. Engleman, Benjamin Crawford, and A. M. Garber, Jr. The cases of C. H. Trayer, et al., Craddock and Gallaher, and Cornelia Lewis were dismissed on payment of costs. Five cases were brought against Paul Richter for selling malt liquor without a license; all were dismissed. George Harland, the town jailor, was allowed his $17,75 account for boarding prisoners. The Attorney for the Commonwealth entered a nolle prosequi in nine cases against J. A. Chowpin for selling liquor without a license. The case of Sarah Craig was dismissed. The court delivered a lot of silver spoons and plated forks to the Rev. G. B. Taylor. They had been stolen from him. Stolen towels were returned to W. H. Peyton.
(Names in announcement: W. B. Keyser, Mayor Trout, Balthis, Hope, Craddock, Gallaher, Cornelia Lewis, C. H. Trayer, Sarah Craig, Albert J. Garber, E. L. Edmunson, John B. Engleman, Benjamin Crawford, A. M. GarberJr., Paul Richter, George Harland, J. A. Chowpin, Rev. G. B. Taylor, W. H. Peyton)
The Valley Railroad
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Summary: The paper reports that the possibility of a railroad "is beginning to assume a tangible shape, and the prospect is now more encouraging than at any time since the assembling of the Legislature." A house member reported that the Manassas Gap Railroad is willing to sell out the Orange and Alexandria if a road is made up the Valley to Harrisonburg.
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Summary: John Garber, son of Augustus M. Garber, and Miss Malinda Riswick, both of Staunton, were married on January 20th by the Rev. George B. Taylor.
(Names in announcement: John Garber, Augustus M. Garber, Malinda Riswick, Rev. George B. Taylor)
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Summary: Mrs. Mary E. Albertson, consort of the late E. T. Albertson, died on February 3rd at her residence in Waynesboro'.
(Names in announcement: Mary E. Albertson, E. T. Albertson)
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Summary: Mrs. Elizabeth Plecker, aged 76 years, died on January 20th at Centreville, Augusta Co.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Plecker)

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