Valley Virginian: September 25, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 02)Summary: The "little daughter" of G. W. and M. S. Lilley drowned in a spring near Churchville on September 13th.The Situation
(Names in announcement: G. W. Lilley, M. S. Lilley)
(Column 03)Summary: This editorial argues that even though sentiment in the North has been shifting in the South's favor, southerners should continue to quietly accept the Military Bill and Reconstruction. "Let us pursue that safe road, regardless of what has, or may, happen North, and all will be well. Local causes North--the prejudice there against mixed suffrage, will work out our safety. Let us watch, work, and do our duty."Another War
(Column 03)Summary: This editorial argues that southerners are too weary of war to contemplate another one over present political disagreements.
Full Text of Article:"Master."
There is talk about "another war" soon. We would like to know where it is to commence. Not possibly in the South, for if you would "stack arms," pile up equipments and furnish wagon trains from Martinsburg to the Rio Grande you couldn't raise a company for another sectional contest. Unless somebody paid very big wages in gold, you couldn't raise a post wagon master. Then where is the war to commence? The men who fought before are tired of that sort of fun. They say "d--n such fun," as an old militia substitute for his son said to us about the "Romney Campaign." The men who never fought before in the North, may feel like taking a hand. All we have to say is "go and try it." Then "we will see what we will see," but, in the language of the poetic melish, we think we hear them saying "d--n such fun."
(Column 03)Summary: This article reports that some African Americans object to use of the term "master" as it is reminiscent of slavery. The article points out that it can also be used in other ways.Order Relative to the Election
(Column 03)Summary: General Schofield has ordered that ballots of white and black voters be taken separately. Three assistants will be assigned to the registering Officers for districts of 500 voters, and six for districts of over 500.The Chesapake and Ohio Rail Road Subscription. Augusta to Vote $300,000.
(Column 04)Summary: The Augusta County Court decided to submit to voters the question of the purchase with county bonds of $300,000 in stock of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Major J. G. Paxton, Major H. M. Bell, Major J. B. Watts, Col. Bolivar Christian, and General John Echols spoke in favor of a tax for this purpose. Capt. James Bumgardner, G. M. Cochran, Jr., and Major M. Hanger opposed the idea.Information For Freedmen In Regard to Taxes
(Names in announcement: Major J. G. Paxton, Major H. M. Bell, Major J. B. Watts, Col. Bolivar Christian, Gen. John Echols, Capt. James Bumgardner, G. M. CochranJr., Major M. Hanger)
(Column 04)Summary: Capt. Thomas J. Jackson, area Freedman's Bureau Agent, issued an order clarifying tax policy for the Freedmen. All must pay taxes "unless relieved from such payment, by the County Court, on proof that they are paupers." Confusion arose because of a rumor that Jackson had declared that Freedmen did not need to pay taxes for two years. Staunton Deputy Sheriff John Towberman asked Jackson to solve the dispute because of difficulties in collecting taxes from the Freedmen. The paper advises employers to read the directive to all their black employees.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The paper brags that it "drew about a thousand people to town" by publishing a "two-line item" stating that "a gentleman would preach here last Sunday."An Appeal to the People of Augusta
(Column 04)Summary: This letter asks Augusta farmers to loan several bushels of wheat to a colony of recently arrived Polish immigrants living in Spottsylvania County. They have been so far able to get only a small plot of vegetables and corn planted, in part because the land in Spottsylvania COunty had been "fearfully ravaged by the two armies" during the war. "A generous act is always its own reward, but in this case I know no better investment than this for the future interests of the country. These exiles are, many of them, men of a high order of intelligence, and every friendly act shown them by our people is not only fully appreciated, but is communicated to their friends in Europe and will influence them to come to Virginia--and under present circumstances every immigrant is of great consequence to us. Let Augusta then, out of her great abundance, lend a little wheat to these worthy people, and my word for it no man will ever regret it, and the County will be ultimately rewarded for it."
(Column 01)Summary: The Board of Registration for Augusta County will meet at the Court House for final revision of voter lists October 8th-12th.Fearful
(Column 02)Summary: The paper jokes that an "epidemic matrimonial" is threatening to break out in Staunton "and our hotel keepers are much encouraged thereat."Marriages
(Column 03)Summary: Stanley F. Snyder and Miss Lucilla A. Calvert, both of Staunton, were married on September 21st by the Rev. W. E. Baker.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Stanley F. Snyder, Lucilla A. Calvert, Rev. W. E. Baker)
(Column 03)Summary: R. M. Guy, of Staunton, and Miss Hallie G. Wills, daughter of C. T. Wills, were married in Lynchburg on September 18th by the Rev. Mr. Sutor.Deaths
(Names in announcement: R. M. Guy, Hallie G. Wills, C. T. Wills, Rev. Sutor)
(Column 03)Summary: James E. Crawford died of dropsy at age 79 on September 13th near Deerfield, Augusta County.Deaths
(Names in announcement: James E. Crawford)
(Column 03)Summary: One year old Anna Laura Lilly, daughter of G. W. and M. S. Lilley died in Augusta County on September 13th.
(Names in announcement: Anna Laura Lilley, G. W. Lilley, M. S. Lilley)