Valley Virginian: March 4, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Focusing on the possibility of the impeachment of President Johnson, the author suggests that it is now unlikely. The Radical wing of the party has squared off against its more moderate members insisting that the "tenure of office" bill restricts Johnson's actions. The author predicts that cooler heads in the North will realize the loss of liberties that this battle between Republican factions implies. If Radical rule prevails, it could mean the downfall of a white man's government. Since the South is powerless, southerners should concentrate on developing resources while northerners decide this pressing question.
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The excitement at Washington seems to be subsiding. Matters relative to impeachment, stand pretty much in statuquo.
Some of the leading Radicals declare that in less than two months the President will be impeached and removed; when Ben Wade of Ohio will be President; a man whom the Conservatives of Ohio have consigned to oblivion, in the late election, and whose place is to be filled in the U.S. Senate by that sterling Democrat Judge Thurman.
The "office tenure bill," which has passed for the purpose of tying the hands of President Johnson, and giving the Senate the control of all his appointments fails to teach Stanton. The bill was intended to disarm the President, but as applies only to appointments made by the President and as such coming under the purview of the Senate and Stanton not being an appointment of President Johnson, but of Lincoln, the office tenure bill does not save Stanton and completely giving Mr. Johnson the under tract. It is now doubtful whether the President will be impeached at all. Stanton it is thought will resign by June and thus avoid as he does his trial, involving a quo warrento. It is thought the President will stand firm. He is managing his card so as to set his policy by the Supreme Court, and thus arm him for the great issue by the people at the Ballot Box.
There is no prospect for a fight. Yankees fighting Yankees is one thing, and their fighting poor Rebs is another. They will bluster a little, but there will be no fight. Our duty is plain. It is an affair of their own, a fight amongst the Republicans. Radicals on the one hand and Conservatives on the other. The "Rule or ruin" policy of the Radicals we trust will "not prevail." Our sympathies are with the President so far as he preserve the Constitution, and thus save what is left of Constitutional Liberty.
We hope for the best and belong to the class of the hopeful - we don't despair. The people of the North have too much at stake. It will cost them millions and billions to maintain Radical ascendancy and Radical rule; and also the loss of their Liberties and the downfall of a white man's government. Every negro vote in the ten former Slave States of the South, will be equal to the same number of white votes in the North. It is a question for the North to decide - not for us - we are powerless now, and will remain so until the Conservatives of the North shall break the shackles which negroocracy has placed upon our limbs. We must in the meantime develop our resources, and take care of out State and municipal governments as best we can. Continue to labor - "we will hope for the best."
(Column 04)Summary: James C. Southall, convention delegate for the district including Augusta, delivered a speech in favor of the minority report of the convention on the elective franchise, "which is worthy of the better days of this noble and beloved ol State."
(Names in announcement: James C. Southall)
(Column 01)Summary: The Thespians will perform the Dumas tragedy "Catherine Howard, or the Bride of Death."Dramatic Reading
(Column 01)Summary: Henry Scharf, formerly of the University of Virginia, will give a dramatic reading in the Town Hall of Sheridan's comedy entitled "The Rivals."Valley Wheat
(Names in announcement: Henry Scharf)
(Column 01)Summary: Shenandoah Valley flour is ranked first in Baltimore markets. "Virginia Valley Red" is selling at $2.85, above flour from Pennsylvania and Maryland. Baltimore merchants have declared Valley Family and Extra Flour the best that reaches the city.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Three daring robbers stole $35 and as much as $100 in gold from Kenney Silling at his home near Parnassus.Lost Confederate
(Names in announcement: Kenney Silling)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper advertises for people seeking information on Johnny Barrow, a 10 year old boy picked up by a Confederate soldier in the lines near Richmond. He served as an orderly for a General, and supposedly has a grandfather living in Frederick COunty.Merged
(Names in announcement: Johnny Barrow)
(Column 02)Summary: T. N. Augenbright of the Spectator and Miss Virginia Hopkins, daughter of Dr. S. D. Hopkins formerly of Albermarle, were married in the Staunton home of the bride's father on February 26th by the Rev. John L. Clarke. The paper wishes the couple well.Marriages
(Names in announcement: T. N. Augenbright, Virginia Hopkins, Dr. S. D. Hopkins, Rev. John L. Clarke)
(Column 04)Summary: Samuel M. Woodward of Staunton and Miss Virginia Arnall ("not Miss Gussie as appeared last week"), daughter of Mr. John T. Arnall, were married at the Staunton residence of the bride's father on February 25th by the Rev. William E. Baker.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Samuel M. Woodward, John T. Arnall, Virginia Arnall, Rev. William E. Baker)
(Column 04)Summary: Robert Tutwiler and Miss Susan A. Wright, both of Augusta, were married near Naked Creek at the residence of the bride's father, Joseph W. Wright, on February 20th by the Rev. C. Beard.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Robert Tutwiler, Susan A. Wright, Joseph W. Wright, Rev. C. Beard)
(Column 04)Summary: Clement H. Earhart and Miss Minerva A. Landes, daughter of David Landes, were married on February 20th by the Rev. John Pinkerton.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Clement H. Earhart, Minerva A. Landes, David Landes, Rev. John Pinkerton)
(Column 04)Summary: Alexander Livick and Miss Susan M. Spitler, both of Augusta, were married on February 27th.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Alexander Livick, Susan M. Spitler)
(Column 04)Summary: John H. Hanger married Miss Mary H. Eidson, both of Augusta.
(Names in announcement: John H. Hanger, Mary H. Eidson)