Staunton Vindicator: October 2, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Advocates improving the roads in Augusta county for better transportation. Lists the ways that everyone will benefit, cites other counties that are already at work on a similar project.
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Our attention has lately been called to the condition of our county roads by several of our farmer friends. Some time ago the improvement of our roads was agitated in a communication in our columns, and we then made it the subject of an editorial. We desire again to call the attention of our people to the importance of this subject. Next in importance to railroad communication is the improvement of our county roads. We are now destined to have superior railroad advantages by the early completion of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad and the then imperative necessity of the extension of the Valley Railroad--in fact, the then almost absolute certainty of its extension to Salem.
Can we take the full advantage of our Railroad communications without our county roads are improved? We can not. Is our present system of working our roads efficient and calculated to place our roads in proper condition? We think not. Therefore, it behooves our people to look to their interest and set on foot, at once, some plan by which our county roads can be put and kept in thorough repair. There is no county in the State more capable of making good county roads and keeping them in good condition than the county of Augusta. We should then, by all means, take the matter in hand and set to work to place our roads in the best possible condition.
With good roads our farmers can haul larger loads, with greater ease and less wear and tear of vehicles and teams, their lands will be appreciated in value thereby and they generally can reap almost the same advantage from our railroads as those whose lands lie in close proximity to despots.--Whether the present plan of working roads be retained, or a special tax be levied to keep regular sets of hands on the roads, or some other method is adopted to put and keep our county roads in good condition, the matter is important and should be attended to at once. The roads leading to the county seat and the various depots should meet with the earliest attention. Then in turn the next in importance and so on until every road in the county is put in complete repair. Money expended in this way will return the largest possible revenue to all.--It is not what is made by what is saved that adds to our wealth and in no way can as much be saved to all as by having good roads.
Other counties are turning their attention to this subject. Our energetic neighbors of Rockingham are improving their roads, laying out air line roads to their county seat, erecting bridges &c., &c. They are alive to their immediate and prospective interests. Let us exhibit the same zeal and liberality in improving our county roads and the result will amply repay. We therefore call upon our citizens generally to take an interest in the matter and let us make old Augusta as famous for her good roads as she is for the energy and go ahead spirit of her people.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that the increase in the public debt for the month of September stands at $2,500,000. "Thus the debt continues to increase, in time of peace, under the follies of Radicalism."The Future of Virginia
(Column 03)Summary: Quotes an article from a Norfolk paper extolling Virginians for their boundless energy in rebuilding their state over the last 3 years. Does not give any specifics, just broad praise.
Origin of Article: Norfolk JournalFull Text of Article:
The last three years have fully justified our undoubting confidence in Virginians, and we can proudly boast that the whole State, poor and desolate as it is, has sprung forward with a power and energy that has astonished even ourselves. We have no fears for the future--onwards! onwards! is the motto of Virginia. If she has done so much when more than one-half of her territory has been swept with the besom of destruction, what will, in coming years, be her wealth and glory!--There rises before our eye of faith a boundless vista of her future prosperity. We see, before the close of this century, Old Virginia covered over with railroads and crowded with population; with noble cities at every fall of her river, manufacturing for the Union, with her mills developing the infinite wealth now hidden in the bowels of the earth. This picture of the future is no opium dream; but it is what must come to pass.--Norfolk Journal.
(Column 01)Summary: George W. Britt has been appointed Flour Inspector for Staunton.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: George W. Britt)
(Column 01)Summary: Capt. P. O. Polmer, a "practical citizen" of Staunton, invented a water-wheel called "Polmer's Triple Turbine Water-wheel." It is claimed to be an improvement on existing wheels. "It is simple in construction, durable and has three sets of buckets, securing a rotary effect from every drop of water which passes through the wheel."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Capt. P. O. Polmer)
(Column 01)Summary: Prof. French in manufacturing in Staunton his celebrated "King of Pain." "It cures Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dyspepsia, and various other diseases." Many local citizens offer testimony to the effectiveness of the remedy. Prof. French promises to refund the money of dissatisfied customers.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Prof. French)
(Column 01)Summary: Reports on business done at the County Court, mainly local appointments and reports from Road Surveyors.
(Names in announcement: J. Marshall McCue, William Chapman, George W. McCutchen, E. L. Houff, John M. Kinney, James Bumgardner, John Stoner, Elias Pirkey, J. D. Craig, Judge John Kenney, Margaret D. Lyman)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
The County Court met on Monday last, J. Marshall McCue, Presiding Justice.
Wm. Chapman and Geo W. McCutchen renewed their bonds as Notaries Public.
E.L. Houff and Jno. M. Kinney were appointed Surveyors of roads.
Ordered that Jas. Bumgardner be instructed to examine and report whose duty it is to keep in repair the road between the Railroad bridge and the U.S. National Cemetery.
License was granted to John Stoner to keep private entertainment at Buffalo Gap, and also to Elias Pirkey, at the Cave of the Fountains.
Petition of J.D. Craig and others for change of the road near Weyer's Cave was granted.
According to report of Commissioners and Surveyors, the road running through the lands of Judge Jno. Kenney and Mrs. Margaret D. Lyman was ordered to be made of lawful width.
About 47 cases were disposed of on the motion docket.
(Column 01)Summary: A meeting was held at the Court House to appoint delegates to an upcoming Commercial Convention at Norfolk.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. H. H. Stuart, James H. Skinner, Col. Baldwin, Gen. Echols, Col. Bolivar Christian, John B. Baldwin, John Echols, J. M. McCue, R. G. Bickle, M. G. Harman, Jacob Baylor, Thomas W. Shelton, B. B. Donaghe, N. K. Trout, W. A. Burke, H. M. Bell, R. Mauzy, E. W. Bayley, John J. Larew, Col. R. Turk, George E. Price, B. Crawford, Absalom Koiner, Adam McChesney, Dr. William L. Walters, M. W. D. Hogshead, Joseph A. Waddell, Logan J. Maupin, William Withrow, James W. Patrick, William M. Tate, J. Marshall Hanger, Thomas P. Eskridge, Col. W. D. Anderson)
(Column 02)Summary: Bryan's Circus and Menagerie performed on Friday to some of the largest crowds ever gathered under one tent in Staunton.Married
(Column 02)Summary: William T. Lightner of Augusta and Miss Dora M. Lightner, daughter of William Lightner of Highland were married at the residence of the bride's father on September 17th by the Rev. J. W. Canter.Died
(Names in announcement: William T. Lightner, Dora M. Lightner, William Lightner, Rev. J. W. Canter)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Catharine R. Hollingsworth died at the Waynesboro residence of her son-in-law Capt. J. B. Finks on September 23rd. She was 72 years old. "The subject of the notice connected herself with the Baptist Church over 30 years ago, lived a consistent christian, and died in the full hope of eternal happiness in the world to come."Died
(Names in announcement: Catharine R. Hollingsworth, Capt. J. B. Finks)
(Column 02)Summary: Miss A. H. Christian died near Goshen Bridge at the residence of her brother-in-law Maj. Phillip B. Stanard on August 22nd. She was 27 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: A. H. Christian, Phillip B. Stanard)
(Column 02)Summary: Porterfield Kinney Bell, infant son of Maj. H. M. Bell, died in Staunton on September 18th. He was 5 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Porterfield Kinney Bell, Maj. H. M. Bell)
(Column 02)Summary: Louis Borromeo Kelley, son of John and K. M. Kelley, died in Staunton on September 25th. He was 2 years old.
(Names in announcement: Louis Borromeo Kelley, John Kelley, K. M. Kelley)