Staunton Vindicator: August 19, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Tells Staunton residents that though the vote for subscription of the Valley Railroad failed, there is still hope. Reports on the efforts taken by the Railroad directors and private citizens to buy up the stock themselves instead of having the County invest in it. Claims even those who voted against subscription are eager to buy up shares themselves. Urges everyone to invest in the venture to save the railroad.
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The failure of the County of Augusta to subscribe $300,000 to the stock of the Valley Railroad rendered it necessary, that, if we would secure this valuable road to this county, some other feasible plan must be adopted at once and vigorously pushed to a successful conclusion.
It is believed that the counties and towns along the line will increase their subscriptions sufficiently to make up the amount necessary to be subscribed by counties and towns, and that the balance of the stock subscription will be readily taken by individuals. Staunton has proposed, as will be seen by her ordinance elsewhere, to add to her subscription. Lexington has done the same thing and Rockbridge, it is believed, will also add to her already large subscription.
With this hope, the Directors of the Valley Railroad held a meeting a few nights since and determined to solicit individual subscriptions. They have had prepared and put in circulation a large number of subscription papers. As the heading of these papers sets forth the terms and conditions very concisely, we copy it below for the information of our readers:
"WHEREAS, the County of Augusta, in her corporate capacity, has declined to subscribe the sum of $300,000 to the Valley Railroad, and WHEREAS it appears evident that unless the said amount of subscription be not obtained from some reliable source, the construction of the Road will have to be abandoned:
THEREFORE, we, the subscribers, citizens of Augusta county, hereby promise and bind ourselves, our heirs, &c., to take the number of shares, opposite our names of the stock of the Valley Railroad Company, at $100 per share, and pay 30 per cent of the sum as soon as called upon after the 1st of October, 1870, and the remainder in installments of one and two years."
Many, who voted against the County subscription, are anxious to secure this road, and have professed their willingness and determination to subscribe to the stock. They can now have the opportunity. It behooves all such, as well as those who have labored so earnestly in the past to secure this road, to take the question of individual subscription in hand and push it energetically.--What is to be done should be done at once. Hunt up the subscription papers and subscribe as liberally as you can. If you can't take twenty shares take ten. If ten is too much take five, three, two or one. At all events take something. Every little will help to secure this great enterprise. A few energetic men in each section of the county can readily obtain the individual subscription necessary. We beg that a few such will take hold of the subscription papers and work with a will for the next few weeks.--The end to be secured will be of great and lasting advantage to all of our people, and will amply compensate for the sacrifice and labor of securing the subscriptions as well as advantage additionally those who subscribe.
Put the ball in motion vigorously and let us secure the Valley Railroad, and have it put under contract and commence deriving advantages therefrom this Fall.
(Column 02)Summary: Appears to do an about face by taking a stand against a new initiative for the County to subscribe $200,000 of Valley Railroad stock, and says Staunton should stay out of the vote.
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We learn that among a number of those who opposed the County subscription of the Valley Railroad it is proposed to have another vote in the County on a subscription of $200,000. If this is so we shall be much pleased, but we do not want Staunton to have anything to do with this vote. We were opposed to her voting with the County before. She has done well by herself, and if the County desires to subscribe and secure this road let her do it, but let us keep hands off. It will be a good thing for the County, but as far as we are concerned, she must take the initiatory steps and do her voting without any inciting thereto by Stauntonians. Our columns, as heretofore, will be open to any communication on either side.
(Column 04)Summary: John B. Baldwin, county superintendent, announces a meeting of the Conservatives of Augusta at the Court House on August 22nd. They will select superintendents for the county and the various townships.
(Names in announcement: John B. Baldwin)
(Column 01)Summary: W. H. H. Lynn announces himself a candidate for the office of County Treasurer.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: W. H. H. Lynn)
(Column 01)Summary: Dr. Delinger and Dr. McChesney take over the management of the American Hotel in Staunton from M. P. Bledsoe.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. Delinger, Dr. McChesney, M. P. Bledsoe)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper praises the recent grand Masquerade and Fancy Dress Ball given at the White Sulphur Springs for the benefit of the sufferers of a recent accident at Jerry's Run. Many prominent persons attended.Horrible Accident
(Names in announcement: James Mason, M. F. Maury, A. H. H. Stuart, Gen. Lilley, Gen. D. M. Barronger, Gen. T. L. Clingman, Allen T. Caperton, W. W. Corcoran, Duncan R. McRae, Gen. John G. Meem, Gen. M. D. Corse, Gen. McCausland)
(Column 01)Summary: Letitia and Amanda Heizer, aged 18 and 15 respectively, died from burns sustained after the explosion of a can of kerosene at the residence of their father, Edward Heizer, near Churchville. The girls ran to the house of their neighbor, A. B. Lightner, and received medical attention, but could not be saved.Our County Roads
(Names in announcement: Letitia Heizer, Amanda Heizer, Edward Heizer, A. B. Lightner)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reminds surveyors of public roads that they still have a responsibility to see that the roads are kept clear and in good repair. The new Road Commissioners have been sworn in, but do not begin duty until the legislature enacts the appropriate portion of the constitution.Proceedings of the County Court--In Vacation
(Column 01)Summary: Reviews County Court business, mostly about filling county office vacancies and the names of people assigned to the posts.
(Names in announcement: John S. Guy, Benjamin O. Ferguson, Stuart M. Crawford, John Waldrop, Thomas H. Cross, James Henderson, Judge Hendren, Samuel A. East, J. Givens Fulton, John W. Crist, James T. Clarke, William H. Woddell, Nelson Andrew, John T. Litten, John C. Rusmisel, William Crawford, J. D. Craig, David Myers, M. Donaho)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
John S. Guy and Benj. O. Ferguson qualified as Justices of the Peace in Pastures Township.
Stuart M. Crawford qualified as Clerk in Middle River Township.
John Waldrop qualified as Clerk in Pastures Township.
Thomas H. Cross qualified as Constable in pastures Township.
Jas. Henderson qualified as Com's of Roads in Beverly Manor Township.
The following appointments have been made by Judge Hendren to fill the vacancies of officers, who failed to qualify in the time prescribed by law.
Saml. A. Kast, Supervisor, North River Township, vice J. Givens Fulton.
Jno. W. Crist, Justice of Peace, North River Township, vice Jas. T. Clarke.
Wm. H. Wooddell, Constable, North River Township, vice Nelson Andrew.
Jno. T. Litten, Overseer of Poor, North River Township, vice Jno. C. Rusmisel.
Wm. Crawford, Supervisor, Middle River Township, vice J.D. Craig
David Myers, Overseer of Poor, Middle River Township, re-appointed.
Lucien M. Donaho, appointed by the State Auditor, Commissioner of Revenue, 1st District, vice Jno. Tawberman, resigned, qualified and entered upon the duties of his office.
(Column 02)Summary: The funeral of J. Albert Hunter took place in Staunton's Episcopal Church. "Though a young man, yet by his urbane manners, gentlemanly deportment and social qualities he gathered around him a number of strong friends, who, with his immediate family, sincerely deplore his demise. The C and O Railroad with which he was connected for many a years, have lost a most trusty officer."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J. Albert Hunter)
(Column 02)Summary: Mayor Trout presided over a meeting at the Court House on August 11th aimed at devising the best means to promote the Valley Railroad. It was decided to allow the citizens of Staunton to vote on an additional $50,000 city subscription to that road.Married
(Names in announcement: Mayor Trout)
(Column 02)Summary: Dewitt C. Masters and Susan Catharine Hanger, both of Augusta, were married in Churchville on August 4th by the Rev. P. Fletcher.Died
(Names in announcement: Dewitt C. Masters, Susan Catharine Hanger, Rev. P. Fletcher)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. E. W. Michie, wife of Thomas J. Michie, died at the residence of her husband on August 15th. She was 71 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. E. W. Michie, Thomas J. Michie)
(Column 02)Summary: James Edward Smith, son of James H. and Hettie A. Smith, all of Staunton, died on August 13th. He was 2 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: James Edward Smith, James H. Smith, Hettie A. Smith)
(Column 02)Summary: J. Albert Hunter, formerly of Albemarle and lately of Staunton, died at Salt Sulphur Springs, on August 13th. He was 28 years old.
(Names in announcement: J. Albert Hunter)