Staunton Vindicator: November 16, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
From the Spectator
(Column 4)Summary: Article includes a letter from John B. Baldwin and a copy of his bill to establish and incorporate the Augusta County Fair.
(Names in announcement: John B. Baldwin)Origin of Article: Staunton SpectatorExhibit of Whites and Blacks in Six of the Southern States
(Column 6)Summary: With statistics drawn from the 1860 Census, the article notes that blacks outnumber whites in Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina, the last two with black majorities in over half of the respective states' counties.
(Column 1)Summary: The editors commend the residents of Rockbridge County, who voted overwhelmingly in favor of subscribing $100,000 to the Valley Railroad Stock. The tally was 497 for and 36 against.
Origin of Article: Lexington Gazette and BannerFull Text of Article:[No Title]
We observe in the last issue of the Lexington Gazette and Banner that the vote taken in Rockbridge County, on the 3rd inst., on the question of that County subscribing $100,000 to the Valley Railroad Stock, resulted almost unanimously in favor of said subscription, the vote being 497 for 36 against it.
Rockbridge County was the first to lead off on the question of County subscriptions to the Valley Railroad stock and well has she acted. This road, which all acknowledge will vastly benefit our section, can only be built by the conjoint action of the people and communities along its route. If they fail to rise equal to the occasion, the Valley Railroad scheme fails or lies for a time dormant. There is not in the history of railroad construction an instance, we believe, in which they have not increased the material prosperity of the sections and States in which they were built. With the advantages, so often stated of the Valley Railroad to our section and county, it seems wonderful to us that our people should allow a fear of increased taxation in this great work. If a man's taxes are $50 and his actual profit only $500, it would be hard indeed to double the income, but if by increasing his taxes slightly, you enhance his income in a greater proportion then the matter assumes a different aspect. This will be the case with the Valley Railroad--once built better prices for our products, reduced rates for transportation, increased value to our possessions, influx of money, &c., and in a short time our incomes will greatly enhanced while taxation has been but slightly increased. This matter has been dwelt upon and so thoroughly discussed in the papers in the past that we do not desire to weary our readers by its discussion at present, but simply desire them to reflect upon this subject without prejudice, and we are satisfied that they will not suffer to pass by, much less voluntarily thrust aside, a scheme destined evidently to benefit them so much, but eagerly await the time when they can cast their votes for the county contribution, thus making the great step towards the rapid recuperation of our section and return to its former prosperity.
(Column 1)Summary: Laments the results of the late election, which will give the Radicals even greater power in the Fortieth Congress than they had in the Thirty-Ninth. With the exception of Maryland, Delaware, and Kentucky, the article asserts, the "fanaticism of the past few years is still as rabid as ever in the North."[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Gen. Howard, reports the article, is seeking the cooperation of black religious leaders in Washington to help convince "surplus freedmen" in the capital to leave the city. The problem, Howard asserts, is that there is only enough work for 15,000 of the 22,000 living there.
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers that the outbreak of "fatal" diarrhea that struck Staunton residents in recent weeks has subsided.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that J. W. Booze, a native of Augusta, has purchased the Chapman Hotel in Salem, Roanoke County.Local Items
(Names in announcement: J. W. Booze)
(Column 1)Summary: The Board of Visitors of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind has decided to divide the institution's music department in two, reports the article; Prof. A. J. Turner will head the Male Department while Mrs. Gifford will lead the Female Department.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Prof. A. J. Turner, Mrs. Gifford)
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that O. P. Baldwin is scheduled to deliver a lecture on "'Fighting considered one of the Fine Arts'" at the Staunton Lyceum next Monday.Local Items
(Names in announcement: O. P. Baldwin)
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that the stairway leading to Town Hall collapsed last week. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: "Medicus" calls on local authorities to appoint a board of inspections to examine conditions in Staunton and make recommendations to avoid future outbreaks of diarrhea or any other cholera-like illnesses.
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 8, John W. Reed, of Frederick County, and Tabitha G. Myers were married by Rev. C. Beard.Married
(Names in announcement: John W. Reed, Tabitha G. Myers, Rev. C. Beard)
(Column 2)Summary: Dr. John W. Bosworth, of Randolph County, W. Va., and Mattie E. Dold were married by Rev. W. R. Stringer.Married
(Names in announcement: John W. Bosworth, Mattie E. Dold, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 8, Abner A. Arnold and Amanda V. Whitesell were married by Rev. J. E. Armstrong.Married
(Names in announcement: Abner A. Arnold, Amanda V. Whitesell, Rev. J. E. Armstrong)
(Column 2)Summary: On Nov. 8, John Tribbet, of Rockbridge, and Sue McGuffey were married by Rev. Flournoy.
(Names in announcement: John Tribbet, Sue McGuffey, Rev. Flournoy)
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