Staunton Vindicator: August 17, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Argues that local residents should "give preference, as far as possible, to home mechanics and manufactures" rather than procuring their goods from more distant points for a slightly lower price, contending that if money stays in the community "every one derives an advantage from it."
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Every good citizen while striving to better his pecuniary condition, desire also to see his neighbors prosper. Many however lose sight of the fact that if, in order to save money, they purchase articles elsewhere which can be manufactured here, because they may be a few cents cheaper, they are not only damaging their neighbors, but themselves as well. If every one in a community spends his money elsewhere, because he can procure articles a little cheaper, it takes but little reasoning power to prove that his community will soon be without the means of supporting successfully any business. As a general rule, the success of any business is dependent upon the success of every other business in the community.
This much we premise before calling the attention of our many reader to the fact that there is scarcely an article of actual necessity but what is or can be manufactured here.
We have excellent mechanics and a vast spirit of improvement pervading our manufacturing classes. Their wares &c., are substantial, and, while costing, perhaps, a little more than they may be purchased at elsewhere, more than make up this difference in durability. It only needs the support of our community to make our mechanics prosperous and by spending money with them it is sure to return to us again, for then the money of community only changes hands in the community and every one derives an advantage from it. The farmer will find a ready cash market for his surplus, the merchant a cash sale for his goods, and so on, due to the fact that the substratum of society, the mechanics and laboring classes, find their labor profitable and are prosperous. We trust that our people, so much given to purchasing useless articles elsewhere, because they are cheap (?) will take this matter into consideration and give preference, as far as possible, to home mechanics and manufacturers. By such a course it will not be long before our manufactured articles, which are now more durable, can be made as neatly and for the same money, for which less valuable articles are daily purchased elsewhere.
(Column 01)Summary: Referring to his recent appeal to increase local subscriptions for the construction of the Valley Railroad, the editor expresses disappointment that "we show no greater disposition to further this great work."
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We called attention, a few weeks since, to the necessity on the part of our people, by material aid, to urge on the Valley Railroad to a speedy completion. We have conversed very lately with several gentlemen from other States, where railroads have been completed, which bring their localities into direct communication with prominent markets who give it as their experience that lands have largely increased in value and their communities been greatly advantaged by said roads. They five it as their belief that in a very few years after the completion of the Valley Railroad, the most sanguine will find they have not even imagined the vast advantages of this road to our section. With the experience of others to advise and with reason to urge us to take hold of and complete this road, destined as it is to be of incalculable advantage to our long neglected Valley, it seems wonderful that we show no greater disposition to further this great work. We again call attention to the liberal terms of subscription offered through the card of President in another column, and suggest to all who are interested in the improvement of this section, (and who is not?) to come forward and promptly increase the subscription to the Valley Railroad.--Nothing can be lost by so doing and much is to be gained by it. Will our people still hold back when they are to be so greatly advantaged by the completion of a railway throughout our Valley? We trust not. What do they say to a meeting for the purpose of increasing the subscription at the August Court?
(Column 03)Summary: Argues that "it is the settled purpose of the traitors at the North and the rebels of the South to involve the country in another bloody war" and that if they precipitate a crisis a million "gallant Union men" will surround the Capitol and the White House, "disposing of the heads of leading traitors." If another war follows, the author argues, the lands of the South should be redistributed to finance the war.
Origin of Article: Knoxville WhigEditorial Comment: "In Brownlow's Knoxville Whig of the 1st of August, is a leading article, of which the following is the concluding paragraph:"
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In Brownlow's Knoxville Whig of the 1st of August, is a leading article, of which the following is the concluding paragraph:
"It is the settled purpose of the traitors at the North and the rebels of the South to involve the country in another bloody war; and this they aim to do during the next years, under the lead of Andrew Johnson.
An attempt to force southern traitors into their seats in Congress with bayonets will be made the occasion for the outbreak. Let the despot now at the head of the Government attempt a thing of this kind if he dare.
A million of gallant Union men will at once appear in the District of Columbia, surrounding both the Capitol and white House, disposing of the heads of the leading traitors after the most approved style of the age in which the King of England lost his head. If another war shall be forced upon the country, the loyal masses, who constitute an overwhelming majority of the people of this great nation, intend it shall be no child's play. They will, as they ought to do, make the entire Southern Confederacy as God found the earth when he commenced the work of creation -- "without form and void." They will not, and ought not, leave a rebel fence rail, out-house, or dwelling, in the eleven seceded States. And as for the rebel population, let them be exterminated. And when the war is wound up, which should done rapidly, and with swift destruction, let the lands be resurveyed and sold out to pay the expenses of the war, and settled only by a people who will respect the Stars and Stripes."
(Column 01)Summary: Praises the recent work done to improve the pavements in Staunton since the work will "add much to the comfort and convenience of our people and to the appearance of Staunton."Local Items
(Column 01)Summary: At the last meeting of the Hustings Court Jas. Gallaher and Jno. McCraddock were found guilty of assault on Jno. White and Samuel Sterling was granted a license to keep a hotel.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Mayor Trout, Jas. Gallaher, Jno. McCraddock, Jno. D. White, Samuel Sterling)
(Column 01)Summary: George Shuey had his meat house, dairy and chicken coop broken open last week and a large quantity of food stolen. Three suspects have been arrested and sent to answer an indictment from the next Grand Jury.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Geo. Shuey, Jas. Burgy, Rueben Hill, Jos. Wilson)
(Column 01)Summary: Benjamin Hill has been arrested and committed to jail, charged with stealing corn from Jas. C. Riley.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Benj. Hill, Justice Peck, Jas. C. Riley)
(Column 01)Summary: Jno. Scheller and Howard Loving were arrested by Deputy Sergeant Kurtz for throwing rocks in the streets and bound over to be of good behavior for the next twelve months.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Jno. Scheller, Howard Loving, Kurtz)
(Column 01)Summary: George Grass, son of Jas. Grass, had his thigh broken in several places and his head injured when a saw-log rolled on him.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Geo. Grass, Jas. Grass)
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that new lamps are being erected on the streets of Staunton and that soon "our town can again be lighted with gas."Married
(Column 02)Summary: Ellie Fisher, of Staunton, and Robert Fisher, of Richmond, were married at Trinity Church on August 9 by Rev. J. A. Latane.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Jas. A. Latane, Capt. Robert H. Fisher, Ellie H. Taylor)
(Column 02)Summary: Jacob Kunkle died at his home near Pond Gap on July 12. He was 88 years old.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Kunkle)