Staunton Vindicator: April 1, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Draws people's attentions to the economic opportunities still available for the county. Mentions securing repair shops for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, investing in the Virginia Insurance company in order to raise capital, and other similar ventures. Urges those who have means to invest and take advantage of these opportunities.
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There are several things of direct interest to the people of Staunton and Augusta County, which we have called attention to in our columns, and which elicited considerable interest at the time.
We again revert to these subjects, in the hope that all may again consider them and that an united effort may be made to obtain their benefits.
First on the list is the securing of the Repair Shops of the great Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Located here they would increase our population with a large and industrious class, which would increase largely the demand at this point for the productions of our county, and place in circulation here a very large amount yearly in addition to the cost of necessary articles provided by our farmers. These shops would consume large amounts of iron, steel, nails, timber of all kinds &c., and would thus be a nucleus around which would spring up Forges Rolling Mills, Nail Factories, and Manufacturing establishments of various other kinds. These would add largely to our population and be of immense pecuniary advantage to the people of both town and county.
As a writer in these columns suggested some time since, it would pay handsomely to purchase the ground and make a present of it to the Chesapeake & Ohio Company, and relieve them of taxation for a number of years, to secure the location of their shops here. This is patent to all who reflect on the subject, and we invite all to consider it anew, and confer together as to the best course to pursue to secure the location of these shops at this point.
The increase at once of our banking facilities demands our attention. All acknowledge that we need greater facilities than we now have, and some suggestions have been made through our columns looking to that end.
The most prominent were for the establishment of a Savings Bank with a capital of $100,000, already chartered, and the taking up of the unpaid stock of the Virginia Insurance Company. These were good suggestions and both could be carried out without conflict.
The Savings Bank could be started with a fair capital paid up, and without our community scarcely feeling it, and at the expiration of twelve months would have a paid up capital of $100,000. This would add much to our Banking capital, and, together with deposits loaned at a living rate of interest, would make a large dividend to stockholders.
The Stock of the Virginia Insurance Company not paid up, or at least a majority of it, can be secured. The shares are $25 each, in the reach of nearly every one, and if taken it would have a paid up capital of $125,000. The accretions from Insurance, if properly pushed, would in five years give it a capital of at least $500,000, and continually increasing. This could be loaned at a moderate rate of interest and would add much to the pecuniary advantage of all.
We, of course, in a short article, can not speake in detail of the advantages or dwell upon those mentioned in so cursory a manner. Nor is it our purpose just now. We only desire to call attention anew to some subjects of importance, as we think, to all our people, in the hope they may think and then act
In the mean time we propose to open at our office a list of names of those who will take stock in either of the latter schemes, and invite all interested to either open similar lists, or come forward and give us their names. We also again urge one and all to take these subjects into consideration, and let us not by inertness lose advantages we might possess by merely making an effort.
(Column 01)Summary: Predicts the inevitable downturn of Republican fortunes in the next state election. Believes Republicans will have a hard time uniting again and blacks, seeing the effects of Republican rule, will join conservatives in ousting them. Warns fence-sitters not to be taken in by Republican promises as in the last election.
Full Text of Article:The Negro Exodus
On the 7th inst., the Radicals will make an attempt to reorganize their party in this State and also to recruit from the supporters of Governor Walker. In this they will be mistaken. The Anti-Radicals have a larger majority in the State to day than when Governor Walker was elected. They may not be organized like the Radicals will be, but they learned a thing or two in the last gubernatorial election. They learned their own strength and best of all how easy it was to increase it. It also opened the eyes of the colored people. They feared, as they were told by the Radicals, that the election of Gov. Walker would deprive them of their privileges as citizens. Finding this to be false, they will, henceforth, have no fear in voting with their old friends and present employers. They have or are learning that the interest of the whites of the South is now their own interest. Those who voted with the conservatives in the late Gubernatorial election are still jubilant over their wisdom and foresight. Many who voted the Radical ticket are chagrined and acknowledge their error, and promise in the future to cooperate, for the best interests of all, with their old friends and former owners.
In truth and in fact, in the election of Governor Walker the Radical party in Virginia was killed very dead, and all the powers of Senator Lewis and his co-laborers can not revive it, unless the supporters of Walker assist. This they are not likely, knowing their strength, to do. Indeed the break is from the Republican party. The colored voters, as we have endeavored to show above, who were the firmest reliance of the white Radicals, will be largely with the conservatives. Then, unless we are greatly mistaken, on the 7th inst., the Republican party in Virginia will have signed its death warrant. From the signs of the times its power and influence is warning every where.
There will, however, be a conciliatory effort made on the 7th to draw in those conservatives who were "on the fence" and perhaps some whose knees did not exhibita tremor in the last election. On account of the want of a thorough organization alone on the part of the conservatives, we warn them not to be cajoled or flattered by what Senator Lewis and his Radical friends may offer. He has betrayed your confidence once; let that suffice. Besides all this you realized your power in the hotly contested canvass of Walker and Wells, and a moment's reflection will suggest numberless causes for a large increase of that power at this time. Beware then of the Richmond parlor of the Radical spider.
(Column 02)Summary: Mentions the flood of blacks who have left the seaboard states in search of better opportunity in the Southwest.
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The New Orleans Times, on the authority of "a large planter just returned from Chattanooga," states that by the regular official accounts of the railroads at the latter place, it appears that 31,000 negroes have passed through on their way to the States of Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana. The Times adds:
This influx is steadily increasing, and from the accounts which reach us of the great satisfaction of the negroes from the old States who have emigrated to this State, the high wages they command on the sugar and cotton plantations, and the glowing accounts they write back to their relatives and friends in the States of Virginia and the Carolinas, we should not be surprised if the seaboard States were relieved, in a very brief period, of their whole negro population.
(Column 01)Summary: William Milnes, Jr., appointed Robert P. Kinney of Staunton midshipman for the congressional district including Augusta.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: William MilnesJr., Robert P. Kinney)
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. H. H. Kennedy preached his introductory sermon as pastor of Staunton's M. E. Church South.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. H. Kennedy)
(Column 01)Summary: 700 trees have been planted at the Fair Grounds. Gates will be opened in the summer between 3:30pm and dusk.Appointments by the Governor
(Column 01)Summary: Governor Walker has made a number of appointments for Staunton and Augusta County. Councilmen for Staunton: W. M. Allan, George Baylor, James W. Crawford, Robert G. Bickle, James H. Waters, J. H. Blackley, A. F. Gilkeson, William B. Kayser, William A. Burke, William J. Nelson, W. S. McChesney, P. B. Hoge. Justices of the Peace for Augusta: William J. Nelson, Henry Harrison, J. C. Marquis, F. M. Young, B. O. Ferguson, George B. Rusmisel, A. A. McPheeters, W. H. Cale, L. Bumgardner, W. T. Rush, William Caldwell, J. W. Patrick, James G. Patterson, Thomas S. Hogshead, Jacob Trevy, Philip Airheart, John S. Guy, Samuel C. Wilson.Sad Accident
(Column 01)Summary: Edward Alexander, son of Dr. Alexander of Waynesboro, accidently shot a boy named Quinlan. Eddy stumbled while carrying the gun causing it to go off. Quinlan is not expected to survive.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Edward Alexander, Dr. Alexander, Quinlan)
(Column 01)Summary: Briefly summarizes cases at the court, mostly dealing with theft.
(Names in announcement: James Terrell, Alex Bush, Jesse Harden, Sam Harden, Charles Haines, William Murray, Simon Koiner, Daniel Wine, Primus Bowles, Isaac Walker)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
The County Court has been in session since Monday last. Very little of general interest transpired. The trial of Jas. Terrell, Alex Bush, Jessee and Sam Harden (colored,) for breaking into the store-house of Mr. Charles Haines, of Waynesboro', took place on Wednesday, and all the parties were acquitted.
Alex Bush, Jesse and Sam Marden, colored, and Wm. Murray, colored, were retained in custody and tried on Wednesday evening on the charge of stealing 40 gallons of Brandy from Simon Koiner's still-house, and acquitted. Murray was re-arrested on the charge of stealing bacon from Daniel Wine. A nolle prosequi was entered in the cases of Primus Bowles and Isaac Walker, charged with larceny.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper argues that the commencement of construction on the Chesapeake and Ohio, and possibly the Valley Railroad, will be an economic boon to the county.
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The commencement of construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio and, in all probability, the Valley Railroad also, will bring to this and adjacent localities a large number of consumers. The supplies for them will be drawn mostly from Augusta and adjoining counties. We therefore call the attention of our farmers to this fact that they may make every effort to furnish the greatest possible amount of produce to those engaged on these public works.
It will be the best sort of a home market for everything raised, and if both of these lines are worked vigorously, our people will reap a harvest of money, unexcelled in our previous history. Many of our farmers understand this, but some are disposed still to despond on account of hard times. To such we say, reflect but a moment and you will be repaid with the prospect of a glowing prosperity in the near future.
(Column 02)Summary: George W. Fishburn and Miss Maggie F. Mills, both of Augusta, were married on March 17th by the Rev. Mr. Walker.Died
(Names in announcement: George W. Fishburn, Maggie F. Mills, Rev. Walker)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Mary V. Houff, wife of John F. Houff, died very suddenly near Staunton on March 19th. She was 20 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary V. Houff, John F. Houff)
(Column 02)Summary: Miss Catharine Calhoun died near Staunton at the residence of the late General Kenton Harper on March 27th. She was 80 years old.
(Names in announcement: Catharine Calhoun, Gen. Kenton Harper)