Staunton Vindicator: October 14, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Gen. Robt. E. Lee is Dead!
(Column 01)Summary: The paper brings the news that Robert E. Lee passed away. "Virginia, sorrow-laden, bends in agony over the loss of her greatest, purest and best beloved son; the Southland weeps; the Nation mourns him gone; the whole world unites in sorrowing sympathy." "Our beloved and noble old leader is dead, but his memory will live forever in the hearts of his countrymen, and his name will be honored through all time." Today's newspaper columns are bordered in black.What Manufactures do for a Town
(Column 02)Summary: Gives a detailed argument for raising money to establish manufactures and machine works in Staunton. Lists examples and statistics from other cities in the North to show how much profit and benefit for all citizens can arise from a little investment.
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The following, which we clip from one of our exchanges, says the Belleville (Ill.) People, speaks volumes in favor of encouraging manufactures in our midst, and also establishes the fact that a few thousand dollars contributed by any city toward the establishment of machine shops and manufactories, is money well invested: "In 1857, Aurora had a population of less than 5000; the C.B. & Q machine works were located there at a cost of $200,000 to the citizens, and the present population is 20,000. Galesburg had machine shops located there at about the same time, and the ratio of increase of population is about that of Aurora's. The machine shops of the C.A. & St. L. R.R. were put up in Bloomington in 1859, since which time it has doubled in population. The Illinois Central put shops in Champaign in 1858, since which time the increase of her population has been 5000. The machine shops of the C.C. & I. Road built at Logansport (Ind.,) by Mr. Young, in 1856, at a cost to the citizens of $200,000, have since increased her population 6000. Mr. Young also put up the Fort Wayne (Ind.) shops in 1856, at a cost of $200,000 to the citizens, and the increase of population has been 15,000.
We clip the above, in order to exhibit to our people the great interest we all have in securing the workshops of the C. & O. R.R. at this place, and also in the building up and fostering manufacturing establishments here.
This is a matter generally acknowledged to be of the first importance to us, but which our people do not seem to be willing to take hold of as they should.
In several instances, in the above article we notice that towns have donated as much as $200,000 with immense results. We call attention to this for a purpose. We can build up manufacturing establishments here without such a cost and we think with as great results to us. For instance, we are authorized, by parties experienced and responsible, to say, that, if the citizens of Staunton will take stock to the amount of $25,000, they will furnish an equal amount of capital and start an establishment, which will employ 20 hands constantly, from the start, in the manufacture of Plows and Mill furnishing goods. The number of hands employed will increase after the business is started and will probably reach 50 or 100 constantly employed.
This is a subject of interest to all. It secures an establishment managed by experienced business men, which will add much to the business interests of Staunton. It is certainly a step in the right direction, and, as an experiment in building up Manufacturing establishments here, backed by capital and experience, may be of untold value to our entire community.
It is worthy the consideration of our people and as such we present it to them for their calm reflection and, we trust, their prompt action.
(Column 02)Summary: Describes a bill intended to procure tax relief to Virginia residents who suffered during a recent flood. Urges the legislature to act swiftly on the bill as a matter of justice for the flood victims.
Full Text of Article:The Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
An amount of business is being mapped out by the Legislature, yet but little has been done by that body of general interest.
We notice in the proceedings of the Senate of Monday last, a resolution, offered by Mr. Fitzpatrick, which is of direct interest to this and other sections of the State visited by the late flood. His resolution was adopted and instructs the committee on Finance to enquire into the expediency of postponing the collection of the State tax of 1870 for twelve months in that portion of the State visited by the flood, and to report by bill or otherwise.
The loss to the people in certain portions of the State, due to the flood, is immense, greater by far than the damage they sustained during the four years of war.--The postponement of the collection of State taxes for twelve months will be a great general relief, but numbers who are perfectly prostrated pecuniarily will be illy able to pay two years' State taxes in a twelve-month. If some bill were devised to relieve the damaged section of the payment of this year's State tax entirely, it would be but a simple act of justice. If that can not be done, let the payment of this year's State tax be divided between the next three years. Such a course will relieve those who have suffered and enable and encourage them to go to work speedily to repair the damages sustained.
This subject should meet with the prompt consideration of the Legislature and as a matter of deep and general interests in this section we press it upon them.
(Column 03)Summary: Reports on alleged charges of misconduct at the state Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. Finds that the charges are groundless and the directors are providing more than adequate care and education for the inmates. Admits that there are not enough facilities to provide a higher education at the institution but blames the legislature for that.
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Our readers will recollect the publication in the INDEX during last spring of several articles urging an investigation into the management of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind of Virginia.
Charges had been made by responsible parties as to the former conduct of that charity and it was deemed a subject well worthy of public attention.
On the 16th of June last at a regular meeting of the Board of Visitors of the Institution the articles above referred to were brought to the notice of the Board, and thereupon, resolutions were passed by that body inviting an investigation and offering to afford full facilities for it. The Board resolved to meet in a called session in the present month the more thoroughly to examine into the condition of the Institution, and invited one of the editors of this paper to attend and aid in ascertaining the facts.
That called session was held on the 21st nst., and in accordance with the invitation tendered him, one of the editors of the INDEX, who is familiar with the sign language and deeply interested in the matter of the education and well being of the deaf mutes, attended and made it his business to examine thoroughly into the conduct of the Institution, and the condition of its inmates both as to the means of education and as to personal comfort.
In pursuit of this object, conversation was had with various pupils, as well as with the teachers, the books, the mode of teaching, the character of the discipline, and, as far as might be, the progress made were observed, and personal inspection was made of dormitories, tables, play grounds, workshops, &c. Inquiries were made also as to expenditures and receipts.
The charges, it will be remembered referred to a period in the past, since which time more or less of change in management and the personal of instructors may have occurred.
Be that as it may, it gives us great pleasure to give the utmost publicity in our power to the result of the investigation above recited.
That result was, in brief, such as to redound to the honor of the Institution, and to those in whose charge it is.
The pupils are well cared for, comfortable, contented and well guided. The system of teaching is that which has been proved by experience to be the best adapted to the deaf mutes, and the progress made by the pupils is creditable.
Finally, as to expenses: It was found that the average per capita amount expended by the Institution for the maintenance and education of its pupils was but little in excess of that incurred at the large schools of the North--the excess being accounted for by the different relative value of money.
The public will doubtless receive with pleasure the assurance that their charity is well bestowed.
But there still remains one grievous cause of dissatisfaction with the Institution. It is confessed alike by the teachers and the Board of Visitors. It is the want of that higher class education which is bestowed upon the deaf mutes in the schools at the North after they have gone through their ordinary scholastic course.
The Principal of the Institution is now making efforts to establish such a class, but those efforts are hampered by want of means.
Our Legislature must determine whether to aid those efforts.
Certain it is, that while every exertion seems to be made by the Institution for its pupils, and while so far as their education goes it is good, yet without that higher class of instruction they halt far behind the standard of proficiency attained in other schools and just so far are the deaf mutes of Virginia debarred from advantages offered to them in New York, Connecticut, Missouri, Indiana and many other States.
This subject, however, should receive more attention than our present space will allow. We shall return to it hereafter, and we hope that means may be found of so enlarging the scope of the Institution as to allow it to bestow upon its pupils an extent of instruction equal to that to be obtained in any community.
The best guaranty that such further extent could be attained by it, were the means afforded, is given by the efficiency to which it now attains, and to which it gives us pleasure to testify.
(Column 01)Summary: B. F. Fifer has been reappointed flour inspector for Staunton.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: B. F. Fifer)
(Column 01)Summary: The following have been appointed to the Board of Health by the President of the City Council: Dr. A. M. Fauntleroy, Dr. B. M. Atkinson, and P. B. Hoge.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. A. M. Fauntleroy, Dr. B. M. Atkinson, P. B. Hoge)
(Column 01)Summary: Miss Lottie Sinclair will make a balloon ascension on the first day of the fair.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Lottie Sinclair)
(Column 01)Summary: The German Baptists will hold a sacramental meeting in Moscow next Tuesday and Wednesday.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The registrars will open the registration books ten days before the next election so that anyone qualified to register may do so.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: N. B. Hill of Staunton was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Lunatic Asylum.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: N. B. Hill)
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of the M. E. Church South will have a stand at the fair. They plan to serve the "delicacies of the season."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Mayor Trout ordered all the bells in Staunton rung upon receiving news of the death of Robert E. Lee. The City Council immediately adjourned out of respect for his memory.City Judge
(Column 01)Summary: John W. Green Smith defeated Joseph A. Waddell in an election by the legislature for Staunton City Judge.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John W. Green Smith, Joseph A. Waddell)
(Column 02)Summary: Tommy Crowder rented the Virginia Hotel Bar and Billiard Saloon and is planning to open for business. "Tommy is No. 1 in his business, has a fine supply of Liquors on hand, and, as this is his first start in business for himself, will, we doubt not, receive a liberal support."Married
(Names in announcement: Tommy Crowder)
(Column 02)Summary: James L. McCutchen and Miss Rachel Buchanan, both of Augusta, were married on September 27th by the Rev. H. Gilmore.Married
(Names in announcement: James L. McCutchen, Rachel Buchanan, Rev. H. Gilmore)
(Column 02)Summary: Russel N. Wallace and Mrs. Mary Batis, both of Augusta, were married at the American Hotel on September 15th by the Rev. H. H. Kennedy.Married
(Names in announcement: Russel N. Wallace, Mary Batis, Rev. H. H. Kennedy)
(Column 02)Summary: Lorenzo S. K. McCutchen of Augusta and Miss Hattie Dill of Rockbridge were married on September 22nd by the Rev. Mr. Riley.Died
(Names in announcement: Lorenzo S. K. McCutchen, Hattie Dill, Rev. Riley)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Josie B. Richardson, wife of C. A. Richardson, died in Staunton at the residence of her husband on October 13th. She was 18 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Josie B. Richardson, C. A. Richardson)
(Column 02)Summary: Robert Myer, son of William and Mary A. St. Myer, died near Parnassus on September 29th. He was 17 years old. "Thus another in the prime of life has passed from our midst. May this dispensation of Divine Providence be patiently borne by the bereaved family."Died
(Names in announcement: Robert Myer, William Myer, Mary A. St. Myer)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Rebecca F. Kinney, wife of the late William Kinney and daughter of the late Gen. Robert Porterfield, died at her residence in Staunton on October 7th. She was 73 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Rebecca F. Kinney, William Kinney, Gen. Robert Porterfield)
(Column 02)Summary: John H. Ast died at his Staunton residence on October 13th. He was 75 years old.
(Names in announcement: John H. Ast)