Valley Virginian: November 13, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 02)Summary: This editorial asserts that recent defeats for the Republicans in northern elections prove that most northerners are in favor of a "white man's government." Blacks must accept subordination and their role as laborers while northern and southern whites reconcile.
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The tremendous reaction in the North, against the whole policy of the Radical party, has astounded even the most sanguine. It dumfounds the Radicals and they are searching about for reasons, like blind men in strange countries. Our extracts, from the leading Northern papers are so full, that it leaves us little space for comment on "what it means?" But we believe the cause of the reaction North may be summed up in a few words: It means that the mass of the Northern people have decided that this is a "White Man's Government;" that 4,050,000 negroes have caused trouble enough in this country, and that they must accept their position, as laborers, protected in all their rights, or leave the country, as the Indians did. It means that the masses North, who gave their lives, and blood and money, for the privilege of settling this fair Southern land, are not to be baulked by the negroes and mean whites in that desire. It means that the passions of the war are dying out, and that Northern white men will not allow Southern white men to be ground down by an inferior race. In the words of the Charlottesville Chronicle, it means "Nationality, Re-union, Reconciliation, Negro Subordination."
While we bid our people be of good cheer, and rejoice with them over the changed face of affairs, we must still caution prudence and, above all, united action. The great necessity is the unity of all the Conservative elements of the State and a perfect organization. That we hope the Convention to meet, December 11th, in Richmond, will give us. Each and every true man must lay aside all prejudice, and work for the one great object; the defeat of "Hunnicut and his set,"--the honor and welfare of Old Virginia.
A Convention of the people of Augusta is called for the next County Court, Nov. 25th. Let the solid men of the County turn out and let us send our ablest men to the State Conservative Convention. It is no time to talk; to wrangle over the past. We are all in the same ship, freighted with the hopes, the treasures, the interests of unborn millions of white Virginians. The "black flag" has been defiantly thrown out, and Virginia expects every true son to do his duty.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper asserts that the most controversial portion of the Radical Republican program, the legalization of black suffrage in all the states, has not yet passed. The editors predict difficulty in achieving that goal.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper declares it "disgusting" to see "even a low-down white man cavorting around with the negroes."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: This item from the Christianburg Southwest quotes an African American Convention member as saying, "We are threatened with a war of races. I say let it come--the colored people are ready for it."[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Alabamans are said to be in Staunton looking for farms, with more interested groups from the cotton states on the way. "There is room, and a warm welcome, for all in the Great Valley."Staunton Lyceum
(Column 03)Summary: The Staunton Lyceum discussed whether or not mail delivery should be prohibited on Sunday. Latane, Mauzy, Y. H. Peyton, Christian, W. A. Harris and Taylor argued in the affirmative, and Skinner and C. R. Harris in the negative. The question was decided in the affirmative. The next meeting will discuss whether or not Noah's flood was "universal," with Hotchkiss and Peyton arguing in the affirmative and Taylor and Harrison in the negative.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Latane, Mauzy, Y. H. Peyton, Christian, W. A. Harris, Taylor, Skinner, C. R. Harris, Hotchkiss, Peyton, Harrison)
(Column 03)Summary: Lewis Wiseman and Miss Catherine M. Harruff were married on October 31st by the Rev. W. E. Baker.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Lewis Wiseman, Catherine M. Harruff, Rev. W. E. Baker)
(Column 03)Summary: George Funk, of Indiana, and Miss Barbara Grove, of Augusta, were married on October 24th by the Rev. W. R. Stringer.Marriages
(Names in announcement: George Funk, Barbara Grove, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 03)Summary: W. H. Furry and Miss Sue F. Brown were married on October 30th by the Rev. W. R. Stringer.Marriages
(Names in announcement: W. H. Furry, Sue F. Brown, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 03)Summary: Cyrus F. Balsley and Miss Carrie N. Balsley were married on October 31st by the Rev. W. R. Stringer.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Cyrus F. Balsley, Carrie N. Balsley, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 03)Summary: D. M. Baily and Miss Margaret C. P. Dull, both of Augusta, were married on October 31st by the Rev. J. W. Kiracofe.Marriages
(Names in announcement: D. M. Baily, Margaret C. P. Dull, Rev. J. W. Kiracofe)
(Column 03)Summary: J. N. Dever and Miss Julia E. Kincaid were married on October 17th by the Rev. George B. Taylor.Marriages
(Names in announcement: J. N. Dever, Julia E. Kincaid, Rev. George B. Taylor)
(Column 03)Summary: Dr. H. L. Opie, of Baltimore, and Miss Sallie Harman, daughter of Col. M. G. Harman of Staunton, were married in Trinity Church on November 13th by the Rev. Mr. Latane.
(Names in announcement: Dr. H. L. Opie, Sallie Harman, Col. M. G. Harman, Rev. Latane)