Staunton Vindicator: July 13, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 07)Summary: The Revenue Commission reports that the amount of whiskey annually consumed in the U. S. amounts to one and a half gallons for every man, woman and child in the country.
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The people of the United States consume a large quantity of whisky, if we may judge from the report of the Revenue Commission, which estimates the amount annually consumed at a gallon and a half for each man, woman and child in the country. British America is not far behind us, however, for it consumes annually a gallon and a quarter for each of the population. In Great Britain malt liquors prevail, for the people, whilst they consume only seven-eights of a gallon of whiskey for each one, drink an average of nearly a barrel of ale and beer apiece. Russia is the greatest whiskey drinking country, the consumption averaging more than two gallons annually for each of the inhabitants.
(Column 01)Summary: Argues that while regions outside the South have generally been united the new tariff bill "is meeting with a howl of disapproval from the people of the grain-growing West," since the bill will hurt them, as well as the South, while benefitting "the Eastern and Middle States."
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The new tariff bill, which is intended to foster certain manufacturing interests in certain sections, is meeting with a howl of disapproval from the people of the great grain-growing West. For several years their policy and that of the dominant party in the North has been one. No word of warning would be listened to-no protest against unconsitutional acts was heeded. Recklessly they uphold the hands of the controlling faction, and endorsed their acts until it has led the country into its present pitiable condition. National legislation has been turned into the enactment of laws intended to enrich individuals, or the passage of amendments to the constitution, with the purpose of preserving power, forever, in the hands of a few, to all of which, heretofore, the West and Northwest has uttered no word of protest. Now the leader of this faction, aided by a powerful lobby, has thrust into their teeth a bill, the burdens of which will be borne by the exclusively agricultural sections, while those wholly manufacturing will reap a rich harvest, and those agricultural sections, which possess an ability to manufacture, now being developed, or awaiting development, will be either damaged much nor benefited a great deal. With whip and spur he would goad into line his, heretofore, passive followers, but the West and North-west wince under the spur and the burdens to be borne and are disposed to balk just at the pinch of the hill.
The Eastern and Middle States are largely manufacturing and greatly to be benefited, while the Southern have been agricultural, but abound in untold wealth, the development of which will receive somewhat of a stimulus, but the grain-growing West and North-west, being exclusively agricultural must pay the piper. They could look on exultingly while our unfortunate section was being fleeced of its abundant wealth, and see her pillaged and devastated with loud shouts for the destroyers, but not one sigh of sympathy for the oppressed, recking little where their aid and influence was bearing them, but now, when the pennies are to be filched from their own pockets to enrich New England manufacturers, they feel the folly of their course, but utter their protests too late.
We pity them in their oppression, and trust their experience will teach them ever hereafter to avoid radicalism as the vilest of pests,-and that passion and prejudice lead on but to destroy, while wisdom's ways are those of prosperity as well as pleasantness and peace.
(Column 03)Summary: Members of the Virginia Legislative Committee praise the "kind treatment and comfortable accommodations" they found during their recent stay at the Virginia Hotel in Staunton.
(Names in announcement: Geo. L. Peyton)
Local Items--Proceedings of the Council
(Column 01)Summary: A summary of the proceedings of the Town Council's meeting on July 7, where issues included water supplies, gas lighting for the streets and sidewalk repair.
(Names in announcement: R. W. Smith, N. K. Trout, W. B. Kayser, R. G. Bickle, E. M. Taylor, Col. J. H. Skinner)Full Text of Article:Local Items
July 7th-R. W. Smith, Superintendent of Water works, made his regular monthly report, and tendered his resignation, which was accepted to take effect 16th inst.
A Committee of three Councilmen and two citizens, consisting of Messrs N. K. Trout, W. B. Kayser and R. G. Bickle Councilmen and E. M. Taylor and Col. J. H. Skinner, Citizens, were appointed to inquire into the expediency of remedying the inadequate supply of water by piping from Gum Spring, or other source, and report probable cost to Council.
The Street Commissioner was instructed to procure plank and fence in the Market House lot; repair lamp posts and procure lamps, with a view to lighting the streets with gas, provided cost does not exceed $200 and also repair the sidewalk from National Hotel to Central Bank and from Valley Bank to Lewis Street, on the two-fifth and three-fifth principle.
An ordinance was passed providing that no Councilman shall hereafter become surety for any one required to give a bond before the Council.
(Column 01)Summary: At the special term of the Circuit Court Henry Woodson and Robert Lewis were retried and sentenced to 2 and 3 years, respectively, in the penitentiary.
(Names in announcement: Egbert R. Watson, Henry Woodson, Robert Lewis)Full Text of Article:Local Items
THE special term of the Circuit Court commenced its session here on the 9th inst., Hon. Egbert R. Watson, Judge of the 10th Judicial District, presiding.
The Grand Jury, summoned for this term, was impannelled and indicted Henry Woodson and Robert Lewis, Freedmen, (tried at last term and new trials granted) and several other parties.
Tuesday-Case of Commonwealth vs Henry Woodson tried-verdict, 2 years in the Penitentiary.
Case of Commonwealth vs Robert Lewis tried-verdict, 3 years in the Penitentiary.
(Column 01)Summary: John Beard has recently purchased the Exchange Saloon, on Augusta Street across from the Court House and is now conducting business under his own supervision.Local Items
(Names in announcement: John F. Beard, Beck, Cline)
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that the "portion of our County from Piedmont to the Rockingham line and eastward to South River" experienced a severe hail storm last Saturday, damaging corn and oats crops in some areas.Local Items
(Column 02)Summary: Gen. John Echols, of Staunton, was recently elected President of the Alumni of Washington College.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Gen. John Echols)
(Column 02)Summary: Maj. Jno. B. Watts has been commissioned as Notary Public for the County of Augusta.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Maj. Jno. B. Watts)
(Column 02)Summary: Jonothan Kerlin has been appointed Postmaster as Sangersville, Augusta County.
(Names in announcement: U. L. Blakemore, Jno. H. Kerlin)