Valley Virginian: November 6, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Effect of the Northern Elections--What the Democrats Propose--An Amendment Acceptable
(Column 07)Summary: This article concurs with the New York World that the Democratic victories in the northern elections may "prevent the Africanization of the South," and pave the way for the end of Reconstruction.
(Column 02)Summary: This editorial asserts that recognizing Confederate rank in addressing veterans is "no indication of a rebellious and treasonable spirit," but acknowledgement of "actual existence." All Confederate veterans are paroled soldiers, their rank still intact.The Great Question
(Column 02)Summary: This editorial denounces those who waste time coming up with schemes to resist and defeat the constitution to be written at the Convention. Instead, southerners should devote their time to building material prosperity and attracting white immigrant labor. Political power will follow.
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The Conservative Press of the State is again running blindly into the discussion of questions that only serve to divide the people. All sorts of plans are proposed to defeat the Constitution to be formed by the coming Convention, and none of them practical. There are movements on foot which will give organization, discipline and force to the Conservative masses of the State, if properly responded to. In the meantime, let us cease wordy warfare over delusive ideas. As the Charlottesville Chronicle well says, "Guerrillas cannot fight against Regulars." Therefore be patient, be prudent, and look for the "better time coming."
Our great want is material strength, which necessarily brings political power. The State needs white labor, a labor that will identify itself with the people, and add to its material wealth. Brains she has in abundance, and uncultivated lands to support millions, but, without the labor, what are the brains and land worth? It is time to turn our attention to the great necessities of the South, and leave the tom-foolery of politics to the rich and prosperous yankees. They can afford to indulge in such luxuries. We could once, but cannot now, unless we are forced to it to protect ourselves.
While organizing for a purpose, let us not neglect the most important element--WHITE IMMIGRATION. The land owners of this State have its destiny in their hands, but they must be liberal to realize it. They must encourage the millions of Europe to come among us, by cheap lands and kind treatment when they come. Once here, they will assimilate with our people; develope our resources; make us and themselves powerful and great. This will settle Hunnicut, the negro question, Constitution and all. Will the "brains" of the State see that her "uncultivated lands" are soon thickly settled by white people? This is the great question, and we urge the Conservative press of the State to devote more time to it, and less to politics.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper applauds an item blaming high taxes and poverty on the Freedman's Bureau and Republican rule.
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A Northern exchange well says: "Out of every dollar the laboring man earns, about sixty cents is taken indirectly to keep indolent negroes, to maintain military despotisms over eleven States, and enrich abolition officials. This is why our poor men are kept poor, and our laboring men complain of hard times. It is the high prices and high taxes that take their money, and it is the negro bureau, military despotism, and abolition officials that make taxes high. To get rid of these, Radicalism must be voted out of power."
(Column 02)Summary: The following are the state wide vote totals. 164,198 persons voted overall. 104,589 were for a convention and 59,180 against. 89,533 African Americans voted for a convention and 629 against. 13,000 whites were for a convention and 58,043 against.The Only Remedy
(Column 03)Summary: This article asserts that the election results show that African Americans "have drawn a blood line between themselves and the whites," and are aiming at establishing "supremacy." The only way the south can "protect" themselves is to secure white majorities by encouraging immigration from the North and Europe.
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Now that the negroes have drawn a blood line between themselves and the whites, and have manifested a fierce and stubborn determination to establish their supremacy, at the hazard of ruin to all our interests, it becomes us, says the Richmond Whig, to cast about for the means of self-protection. We must get white population from the North and from Europe. We must make every effort to do so, and incur any sacrifice that may be necessary to accomplish it. Ten of the most productive States of the Union must not be given up to ignorant negroes to become sterile wastes. We must get white population enough to secure the ascendency, if we have to give away one-fourth, or even one-half of our lands. We must not stand upon the price. With black ascendency our lands will, in process of time, become valueless, for our laborers will be our political masters, and they will fix their wages by law and make them and the taxes on all property so onerous that property holders will be poorer than paupers.
The negroes (with some few honorable exceptions, never to be forgotten) have raised their hands against the whites and threaten us with ruin, simply because we are white. They have embarked in a wild crusade against all white--the Northern white and the foreigner as well as the whites of the South. There is but one way of arresting and turning back this threatening tide of negro fanaticism and ignorance, and that is by presenting to people at the North and abroad such inducements as they will be unable to resist. No matter where the whites shall come from or what may be their antecedents, they will make common cause with us, for it is against their skin, color and kindred that this crusade has been set afoot.
(Column 01)Summary: Of the 4,823 registered voters in Augusta, only 2,912 went to the polls. The 1,011 who did not vote were "all whites of course."[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Col. Bolivar Christian and A. B. Cochran, both of Staunton, addressed a meeting of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Mount Sidney.Religious
(Names in announcement: Col. Bolivar Christian, A. B. Cochran)
(Column 02)Summary: The Rev. Father Weed is pastor of the Catholic Mission stationed in Staunton. The mission extends from Manassas junction, through Gordonsville and on to Charlottesville and Staunton.County Court--October Term
(Names in announcement: Father Weed)
(Column 03)Summary: The County Court met for the October term, John Marshall McCue presiding. D. O. Ferguson and Joseph D. Craig sat as associate justices. The following were appointed Surveyors of the Public Roads: William Bosserman, Albert G. Freed, John Dunlap, John Brownloe, Daniel O'Rourk, John Hawkins, Alexander M. Smiley, Samuel W. Quick, John A. Shuey, and Henry Palmer. The vote on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad subscription will be postponed until December 19th. Bolivar Christian, William Withrow, Jr., and W. A. Burke were appointed proxies for Augusta County as stockholder in the Virginia Central Railroad at their next meeting; and Marshall Hanger, M. G. Harman, and H. M. Bell were appointed alternates. William Ward, white, was convicted of attempted rape and sentenced to one year in jail. In Commonwealth vs. Patrick McCarty, McCarty was fined one cent and costs for assault and battery. Martin Yount, Surveyor of Roads, was fined one cent and costs. Several deeds and wills were admitted to the record.Marriages
(Names in announcement: John Marshall McCue, D. O. Ferguson, Joseph D. Craig, William Bosserman, Albert G. Freed, John Dunlap, John Brownloe, Daniel O'Rourk, John Hawkins, Alexander M. Smiley, Samuel W. Quick, John A. Shuey, Henry Palmer, Bolivar Christian, William WithrowJr., W. A. Burke, Marshall Hanger, M. G. Harman, H. M. Bell, William Ward, Patrick McCarty, Martin Yount)
(Column 04)Summary: W. M. Matheney and Mrs. Nella Stanton, both of Staunton, were married on October 4th by the Rev. Mr. Taylor.Marriages
(Names in announcement: W. M. Matheney, Nella Stanton, Rev. Taylor)
(Column 04)Summary: J. P. Wright and Martha J. Bunch, both of Augusta, were married on October 8th by the Rev. H. H. Hawes.Marriages
(Names in announcement: J. P. Wright, Martha J. Bunch, Rev. H. H. Hawes)
(Column 04)Summary: N. G. Fishburne and Miss Ella L. Van Lear, all of Augusta, were married on October 10th by the Rev. S. M. See.Marriages
(Names in announcement: N. G. Fishburne, Ella L. Van Lear, Rev. S. M. See)
(Column 04)Summary: John T. Mahaney and Miss Sarah M. Riley, both of Augusta, were married on October 10th by the Rev. J. L. Clark.Marriages
(Names in announcement: John T. Mahaney, Sarah M. Riley, Rev. J. L. Clark)
(Column 04)Summary: W. H. Davies, M. D., and Miss Margaret A. Phillips were married on October 17th by the Rev. J. Pinkerton.Marriages
(Names in announcement: W. H. Davies, Margaret A. Phillips, Rev. J. Pinkerton)
(Column 04)Summary: David Henkle and Mrs. Angeline Woodward, both of Augusta, were married on October 21st by the Rev. R. P. Kennedy.Marriages
(Names in announcement: David Henkle, Angeline Woodward, Rev. R. P. Kennedy)
(Column 04)Summary: James W. Campbell and Miss Virginia Demasters, both of Augusta, were married on October 15th by the Rev. Horatio Thompson.Marriages
(Names in announcement: James W. Campbell, Virginia Demasters, Rev. Horatio Thompson)
(Column 04)Summary: James H. Turner and Miss M. L. Jane Glossbrenner, both of Augusta, were married on October 23rd by the Rev. W. B. Yonce.
(Names in announcement: James H. Turner, M. L. Jane Glossbrenner, Rev. W. B. Yonce)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper warns bachelors against visiting families with daughters as it will "eventually drift into matrimony." Even though he has convinced himself he is seen more as a brother, and could never choose one out of a family of several sisters, he will inevitably end up favoring one, usually the youngest, especially if he is middle-aged. Soon his visits will be forced to take on a different character.