Valley Virginian: October 23, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that the election "passed off quietly" with "the negroes generally voting the Radical ticket in a body. Surely they will 'have their reward.'"The Great Chesapeake and Ohio Road Enterprise
(Column 02)Summary: This editorial argues that in an age of progress people must take action to ensure prosperity. Building the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad linking Virginia to the West will ensure that the state's mineral and agricultural resources can be profited upon, and that Virginia will grow to rival New York and Maryland in greatness. The article assures farmers that the coming of the railroad will raise the prices of agricultural products, not drown them out in competition with the West.A Timely Hint
(Column 03)Summary: The paper warns southerners to be "temperate and prudent" in reacting to Democratic victories in the North. Any celebration or threat to resist the Republicans will only bring down harsher measures from the alarmed Radicals.A Proposition to Congress
(Column 03)Summary: The landowners and former slaveholders of the South take issue with the Radicals claim to be "the only friend of the negro." They propose that if they are compensated for their lost slaves, they will put the money toward the education and colonization of blacks.Sambo Utterly Repudiated
(Column 03)Summary: The paper reports that, in Ohio, legislators who "voted for the negro constitutional amendment and were candidates for re-election were remorselessly slaughtered by their constituents."The Sherman and Johnston Treaty
(Column 04)Summary: This article asserts that if peace had been made on the terms Sherman gave to Johnston "the country would have been placed on the road to prosperity, negro suffrage and negro equality would have been kept in the background, and all the troubles we have since had upon the question of reconstruction would have been avoided."
(Column 01)Summary: The Chief of Police removed two brass andiron heads from the person of "a small sized negro boy," and is currently searching for the owner.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that many Pennsylvanians are coming to settle in the Valley. "Come along and keep coming, gentlemen from over the border. Our grand-fathers came from there, and we ain't afraid of you, nor 'any other man.'"[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Travel to Staunton has been brisk. 1400 visitors stayed at town hotels in the past month.Gratifying
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that "a number of Northern gentlemen have recently visited Staunton, and propose to live among us."[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The Internal Revenue Service agent will be in Staunton to collect taxes October 28th-30th.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Staunton's ten miles of water pipe and five miles of gas pipe ensure that Staunton is "better supplied with water and light" than any city in the state.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The paper reports that "a negro followed and assaulted Mr. J. Wayne Spitler" in Staunton. "He was put in jail in default of bail to keep the peace for 12 months."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J. Wayne Spitler)
(Column 03)Summary: Several cut glass goblets were stolen from Alexander H. H. Stuart's house, and a "fine overcoat" from J. Addison Waddell's. "Thievery is becoming entirely too frequent in and about town. Be on your guard."The Lyceum
(Column 03)Summary: The Lyceum met on Monday night. Col. Baldwin delivered his inaugural address as President, and Y. H. Peyton gave the Anniversary Address on "The great moral duties which should underlie the fabric of every political system, which constitutes the corner-stone of a nation's greatness." Bolivar Christian excused himself from the debate on whether or not the Roman Catholic Church, "regarded solely as to its secular influence, has tended, on the whole, to the advancement of mankind socially and politically." Mr. S. H. Coleman will take his place in arguing for the affirmative. Y. H. Peyton will argue in the negative."Whom the Gods Love Die Young."
(Names in announcement: Col. Baldwin, Y. H. Peyton, Bolivar Christian, S. H. Coleman)
(Column 03)Summary: Stribling E. Trout, young ex-Lieutenant of the 52nd Virginia Infantry, passed away of consumption developed by exposure in the field.
(Names in announcement: Stribling E. Trout)Full Text of Article:Marriages
Yesterday our people were called upon to follow another "Soldier Boy" to the grave. Lieut. Stribling E. Trout, of the 52d Va. Infantry is no more. He died of Consumption, aggravated by exposure in the field. No boy was more popular, and the large attendance, of all classes, at his funeral yesterday, bore fitting testimony to the general appreciation felt for his worth, as a soldier and a man. Thus, one by one, they pass away, and the busy world, with its pressing necessities, hardly gives us poor Confederates time to shed a tear over the grave of a comrade. Truly has it been said that--
"Doubly do we feel ourselves alone,
When thinking of companions gone."
(Column 03)Summary: George N. Thrift, of Madison County, and Miss Bettie K. McCue, of Augusta, were married at Belvidere, Augusta County, the residence of the bride's mother, on October 15th. The Rev. F. H. Bowen presided.Marriages
(Names in announcement: George N. Thrift, Bettie K. McCue, Rev. F. H. Bowen)
(Column 03)Summary: James C. O'Rork, formerly of Staunton, and Mollie E. Murphy, daughter of Thomas Murphy of Brown county Ohio, were married on July 4th by Father Lewis Shriver.Deaths
(Names in announcement: James C. O'Rork, Mollie E. Murphy, Thomas Murphy, Father Lewis Shriver)
(Column 03)Summary: Lieut. E. Stribling Trout died at age 23 at the Staunton residence of his father, N. K. Trout on October 20th.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Lieut. E. Stribling Trout, N. K. Trout)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Margaret C. Scott died at age 64 in her Augusta County residence on September 28th.
(Names in announcement: Margaret C. Scott)