Staunton Vindicator: July 05, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Immigration to Virginia
(Column 5)Summary: The article reports that the Virginia Immigration Board decided last week to appoint Gen. G. Tochman as its agent in Europe.
(Column 1)Summary: The editors explain the logic behind their endorsement of the Covington and Ohio Railroad plan. According to their estimation, the long-term benefits of financing the enterprise far outweigh the short-term costs.
Full Text of Article:[No Title]
We have heard that some, who have been spoken to in reference to a subscription for the completion of the Covington & Ohio Railroad, at once reply that taxation is so high at present that they can not agree to make it higher by voting a subscription to the completion of that railroad. We respectfully submit that they have not reasoned correctly on the subject. In the first place the interest for several years would have to be paid on the amount subscribed, but then the stock to which they subscribe, is a preferred stock with an interest of 8 per cent, guaranteed, which would thereafter pay the interest without resorting to taxation. When the whole road is completed the stock will be better than any railroad stock in the country and will readily command a premium, and doubtless a large one, and nothing surely can be lost in that transaction. The ultimate advantages,however, are greater. By the completion of this road the rapid development of our great mineral region will follow, a source of immense wealth to the State, while, as we increase the facilities of communication and transportation, our lands must appreciate in value rapidly. But say some "We do not desire to sell our lands, and their appreciation in value will not advantage us, but will rather be a detriment, as we must pay more taxes on them than we do now." Of course as you grow more wealthy you must pay more taxes, whether your wealth comes from the increased value of your lands, or from any other source, but we opine that the man who would object to receiving a present of $100,000, or a farm of 1,000 acres, because he would have to pay more taxes than he does at present, would be considered, by the very men who make the objection spoke of above, as a fit subject for an Institution located near this place. What we work for is to advantage our posterity. We desire to leave our heirs as much as possible with which to begin and run the race of life. Whether we leave them a few dollars kept back from the tax gatherer and a farm worth only a nominal price, for which there is no demand, or leave them possessions of value, which will command almost any price in reason, on account of the facilities of access and for the transportation of their productions, is a question for each one, but which we think will be generally answered by a willingness to risk a great deal to increase the value of what we possess. In all probabilities this question will shortly be presented to the people along the line of the Central and Covington and Ohio Railroads.
How they will answer it remains to be seen, but if they fail to cast their votes for the completion of this road we think they will have let slip a golden opportunity to advantage themselves and posterity greatly, and at a small cost, and will thus retard the progress of the "Old Dominion" at an immeasurable extent.
(Column 1)Summary: The article relates some of Governor Pierpont's key arguments in favor of completing the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Pierpont asserts that the railroad will bring profits that dwarf the outlay of capital necessary to finance its construction.A Plain Defense
(Column 2)Summary: Since the end of the war, declares the article, the antebellum leadership of the Democratic party in Virginia has "retired from public life." Moreover, not "one of this class of able and brilliant men is using the slightest influence 'to prevent reconstruction.'"
Origin of Article: ExaminerThe Negro Race
(Column 3)Summary: Blacks, according to the article, have one chance for survival in post bellum society--to "make friends of the whites" in the South. Ultimately, the region will be "peopled by white laborers in place of the black race," but the timing of this transformation is partially dependent upon blacks and their behavior. Should blacks be willing to disabuse themselves of any desire to achieve equality, whites in turn "will prevent an influx of foreigners" for as long as possible, thus preserving blacks' place in the region.
Origin of Article: Petersburg ExaminerFull Text of Article:Statistics of the Wheat Crop
There is but one way for the negro race to continue on this continent, and that is for them to make friends of the whites in these Southern States. it is a law of population, which has always, and must forever attend the spread of people over the earth's surface, that the most intellectual race will drive off the inferior--the more civilized will take the place of the less cultivated. These States will ultimately be peopled by white laborers in place of the black race. The only question, is, how long and how best can this result be deferred? the white people in the South, amongst whom the negroes have been raised, do now (and are disposed for a long time to come,) to prefer the negro, now free, and to continue free, for their field labors and domestics. To induce the whites to cherish this desire, the blacks have only to be contented in that sphere. The less eager the black race is to be elevated to an equality with the whites, to which they never can attain, the longer will the whites be determined to do all they can to prevent an influx of foreigners, which will when it must come, crowd off the negroes to the gradual extinguishment of the race on this continent. The sooner the negroes sees the yankees are deceiving him the longer he will linger in Old Virginia and North Carolina and the border States in the South.--Petersburg Express.
(Column 4)Summary: Aided by statistics from the Agricultural Department, the article discusses the prospects for this year's wheat harvest, which is predicted to be ten to fifteen percent larger than last year.
Origin of Article: ExaminerNew York Convention
(Column 5)Summary: At a convention in New York, reports the article, two proposals for suffrage were hotly contested: the first endorses "'manhood suffrage'"; the second calls for a plebiscite on the question of extending voting rights to blacks. Despite this division, convention delegates were able to agree on one issue--they resoundingly opposed female suffrage.
Origin of Article: Dispatch
(Column 1)Summary: The article notes that the crowd at the commencement exercises for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute, held on June 27, was at the "utmost capacity."Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that officers were selected for the upcoming year at the meeting of the Lee Lodge No. 209, F. & A. Masons on June 18.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Dr. S. Kennerly, T. H. Antrim, J. S. Wallace, S. H. Hunt, J. D. Hanger, J. St. P. Gibson, Johnathan Deacon, J. W. Newham, Rev. W. R. Stinger)
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that officers were selected for the upcoming year at the last meeting of the Warm Springs Lodge, F. & A. Masons.Local Items--Registration in Staunton
(Names in announcement: N. H. Richards, J. F. Payne, O. Hamilton, Dr. C. P. Bryan, W. T. Clarke, R. A. Hughart, A. G. Cleek, Col. A. G. McGuffin)
(Column 1)Summary: The article lists the results of the Poll of Registration for Staunton's two districts. Thus far, the count is: Whites 746 and Blacks 442.Local Items--Registration in Bath
(Column 1)Summary: In Bath, reports the piece, the outcome of the registration was as follows: Whites 215 and Black 59.Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that among the class of graduates from the University of Virginia this year there are several young men from Augusta.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Dewitt C. Gallaher, S. Travers Philips, Charles Gallaher)
(Column 2)Summary: Notes that members of Staunton's various churches have "united together and inaugurated the Union Prayer Meetings," the first of which was held last Sunday.Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: The Board of Directors of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind Institution named A. N. Breckenridge to replace Mr. Holt, who resigned his position as Steward. The board also appointed W. P. Eskridge, son of W. C. Eskridge, "Teacher of the Deaf and Dumb."Local Items
(Names in announcement: Holt, A. N. Breckenridge, W. C. Eskridge, W. P. Eskridge)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that a "young freedman named Frank Smith," of Charleston, applied to the Secretary of War for admission to West Point.Married
(Column 2)Summary: On June 19 Henry B. Bartley and Jane Layton were married by Rev. John L. Clark.
(Names in announcement: Henry B. Bartley, Jane Layton, Rev. J. L. Clark)
Description of Page: Page contains advertisements.