Valley Virginian: November 29, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 04)Summary: The editors congratulate the people of Augusta for electing Alexander H. H. Stuart to Congress, and support his decision to refuse to take a "test oath" and return home if Republicans deny him a seat.
(Names in announcement: Alexander H. H. Stuart)Full Text of Article:
Whether the people of this district are represented in the next Congress or not, they may still be proud of the high Constitutional stand they have taken at the election of the Hon. A. H. Stuart. In a recent letter Mr. Stuart expressed his determination to tender his certificate of election and if not accepted, to return home. This is the only dignified and manly course, and we hope there is spirit enough left, even in the "test oath" Congressmen from the South to act with Mr. Stuart in this matter, of such vital importance to the South and to the maintenance of true constitutional principles.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that over 220 students attend Staunton schools.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The editors applaud the new fence around the law offices on court house alley for adding greatly "to their appearance and convenience."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: A "Yankee Geography" erred in declaring the population of Staunton to be 13000. It is currently estimated at 4300.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Abram Garber was found dead in his bed at his residence near New Hope on November 12th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Abram Garber)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper advises all "relic seekers" to "take notice" that the water pitcher which John Brown drank from while in the Charlestown prison is now on display in Staunton.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: William Grove reestablished his toll gate on the Parkersburg Road near Staunton.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: William Grove)
(Column 01)Summary: The editors praise town sergeant Jacob T. Parent for improving the roads, and suggest that numbering the houses should be the next step.Some Pork
(Names in announcement: Jacob T. Parent)
(Column 01)Summary: Samuel Hoshour, Steward of the Western Lunatic Asylum, killed a 484 lb. hog, and Robert Stratton killed one weighing 315 lbs.The Art
(Names in announcement: Samuel Hoshour, Robert Stratton)
(Column 01)Summary: Tolbert Coleman, "the gifted young artist of Staunton," is working on a landscape rendered in oil to be raffled off to raise funds to continue his study of painting and photography. His work can be viewed in Burdett's "magnificent" Art Gallery.The Western Lunatic Asylum
(Names in announcement: Tolbert Coleman, Burdett)
(Column 01)Summary: The Asylum is flourishing "in spite of the many difficulties it has labored under during the war." The editors attribute its condition to the leadership of the Superintendent, Dr. Francis T. Stribling, and the Steward, Mr. Samuel Hoshour. Three to four hundred patients are currently treated there, and this "credit to the State" deserves funding from the legislature.Improvements
(Names in announcement: Dr. Francis T. Stribling, Samuel Hoshour)
(Column 01)Summary: Roberts, Nelson and Company purchased and demolished the old mill property in Staunton. "They are now, with all the energy that characterizes Southern Soldiers, erecting a Foundry, Machine Shop, and Agricultural Implement Manufactory. They have one of the finest water powers in the State, and their enterprise merits and will attain success. The removal of that 'old mill,' which has been eyesore to our town for ninety years, is but one of the many evidences of material development now going on."Native Genius
(Names in announcement: Roberts, Nelson)
(Column 01)Summary: The editors glowingly applaud a model for a plaster bust of Stonewall Jackson designed by Mr. William Donovan, "a gallant member of the Staunton Artillery," "who served that distinguished general and his country faithfully and well." The "general outlines of the features of the immortal Jackson are faithfully preserved" in the model, and the completed bust "will do credit to Mr. Donovan and the greatest military genius of the nineteenth century."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: William Donovan)
(Column 02)Summary: 180 visitors arrived at the American Hotel in the past week.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Staunton flour inspector B. F. Fifer has inspected 2,000 barrels of flour in Staunton between September 1 and November 28, 1865.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: B. F. Fifer)
(Column 02)Summary: The "great national game of marbles" is being "vigorously played" throughout town.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: H. Lushbaugh and brothers are erecting a Carpenter's shop in Stuart's Meadow.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: H. Lushbaugh)
(Column 02)Summary: The Circuit Court of August sentenced Hoffman to eight years in jail and granted Augusts Fisher a new trial.Personal
(Names in announcement: Hoffman, Augustus Fisher)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that ex-governor Letcher was in Staunton on his first trip since his arrest and release on parole. He was in town to defend a friend, Mr. W. M. McKemey, a "highly respectable citizen of Rockbridge and an old man," who is appearing before a Military Commission for "killing a negro in Rockbridge."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: W. M. McKemey)
(Column 02)Summary: Henry H. Peck has taken control of the Staunton Gas Works, ensuring that "the houses can all have light." Mr. W. H. Wilson outfitted the offices of the Valley Virginian with gas light fixtures.The Closing Tournament
(Names in announcement: Henry H. Peck, W. H. Wilson)
(Column 02)Summary: The "knights" of August defeated the "knights" of Rockingham in the last tournament of the season, held at Bridgewater. George H. Carpenter, "a chivalrous Confederate soldier" made the arrangements. Charles Yancey and William H. Effinger spoke on the occasion. Successful knights crowned the ladies "Queen of Love and Beauty" and Maids of Honor.Our Town
(Names in announcement: George H. Carpenter, William H. Effinger, Charles Yancey, Alexander Crawford, Butler Burk, Dr. Curry, Mattie Walker, Mary Miller)
(Column 02)Summary: "Perambulator" of the Richmond Sentinel reports that Staunton "is rapidly assuming the peace costume," evidenced by the large number of businesses being opened and renovated.
(Names in announcement: Maj. O'Ferrall, Schaeffer)Full Text of Article:The Next Congress
"Perambulator," a correspondent of the Richmond Sentinel, who has been perambulating through the great Valley, writes that paper the following capital notice of Staunton and some of its enterprising people:
"Staunton is rapidly assuming the peace costume. You see it in the increased number of new stores, mechanical establishments and business houses of almost every description. The carpenter's hammer is heard on all hands, and the painter's brush is giving a new face to many of the buildings. Oyster houses, and of course, drinking saloons are also abundant. I took quarters at the America, or Railroad Hotel, now kept by Maj. O'Ferrall, a gentleman formerly of Morgan county, Va., and where he was, some years ago, elected clerk of a court of that county at the early age of eighteen, which gave rise to considerable discussion as to his constitutional or legal eligibility. The American is a good but not grand hotel--the rates three dollars a day. The Virginia Hotel, now the property of Mr. Schaeffer, a very large and elegant establishment, is undergoing a thorough repair, and is consequently not open to the public. No expense seems to be spared in its refinement, and when completed it will be one of the best arranged and most elegant hotels in the Valley of Virginia. The fine railroad depot at this place, destroyed by fire, during the war, has not yet been rebuilt, although it is much needed to protect from depredation and the weather the large quantity of freight arriving here daily. All the calamities of a four years' desolating war cannot, I am aware, be repaired, as it were, in a day.
(Column 04)Summary: The article predicts differences of opinion between Congress and President Johnson over the seating of Southern representatives.Married
(Column 04)Summary: Mr. James M. Reeves and Mary J. Dennison were married on November 9th by the Rev. J. C. Hensell.Married
(Names in announcement: James M. Reeves, Mary J. Dennison, J. C. Hensell)
(Column 04)Summary: Mr. John M. Carroll and Mrs. Mollie C. Barley, both of Staunton, were married on November 22 at the residence of the bride's father, Maurice Parker, by the Rev. J. C. Dice.
(Names in announcement: John M. Carroll, Mollie C. Barley, Maurice Parker, Rev. J. C. Dice)
(Column 02)Summary: This extract from a speech delivered in Hackensack, N. J., by Henry Clay Dean ridicules African American suffrage by pointing out that it would allow blacks to rule over whites in a state that has produced leaders such as Patrick Henry, Lighthorse Harry Lee, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas J. Jackson.Confederate Soldiers
(Column 03)Summary: The article urges Virginians to follow the lead of Governor Humphries of Mississippi in calling on the legislature to support Confederate veterans who performed "gallantly on many hard fought fields."