Valley Virginian: May 27, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper applauds what looks to be a speedy end to the impeachment affair.Conservative Mass Meetings in the Valley Counties
(Column 02)Summary: The conservative candidates for office will make a speaking tour of the Valley counties. The mass meeting for Augusta will be held in Staunton on June 17th, and will be addressed by Col. Robert E. Withers, General James A. Walker, John L. Marye, Jr., Col. Marmaduke Johnson, Coleman Yellott, and Shelton F. Leake.The Fearless Seven
(Column 01)Summary: This article praises the Republican senators who had the courage to vote against acquittal in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson.
Origin of Article: Louisville Courier[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: This is a call to the (white) men of Virginia to reclaim their prominence in the Union. It seems that all is on the verge of decay. Prosperity, public welfare, honor, etc are all at stake and the only way to prevent an irrevocable loss of these things is to forcibly protect them, even if this requires a call to arms.
Full Text of Article:
We fully agree with the Richmond Dispatch, "that the exigency and peril of Virginia demands that her sons shall come to her defense with all their might and with all their spirit. All that we hold dear--the honor and glory of the State--the peace, order, and dignity of society--the public welfare and general prosperity of the community--are at stake. If for their preservation we cannot give our labor and our means, then are we unworthy of the blessings of freedom and good government. Men of Virginia, to arms! To the rescue of your honored mother, whose renown is unequaled on this continent! Vindicate your rights and your title to predominance in public affairs. To these objects, worthy of the noblest exertions, give your hearts and hands with a devotion equal to the exigency, and you will triumph. You will secure peace and prosperity to yourselves, order and dignity to the State, and restore Virginia to her proud eminence among the States of the Union! Fall in this, and public dishonor, private misfortune, State decay, social humiliation and disgrace, must ensue--and the proud Commonwealth of the Ancient Dominion will decline into insignificance, leaving no trace of her former glory!
(Column 01)Summary: The young men of Staunton have organized the West Augusta Base Ball Club, R. W. Baird president.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: R. W. Baird, Charles A. Gladke, D. R. Ackerman, A. E. White)
(Column 02)Summary: Staunton was crowded on Court Day. The women mostly bought dry goods, while men purchased agricultural equipment and "fire water." Allen Blanton was sent to Wardwell's retreat to serve a three year term for stealing.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Allen Blanton)
(Column 02)Summary: The battle of New Market was commemorated on May 15th with a procession and strewing of flowers on the graves of the dead. Businesses in the New Market area were all closed.Augusta County Fair
(Column 02)Summary: John B. Baldwin announces with pleasure that all the funds to purchase the Fair Grounds have been raised, and now they will focus on making improvements.Carpet Baggers
(Names in announcement: John B. Baldwin)
(Column 02)Summary: This article expresses disgust for carpet-baggers "who have become a grand pest of the community."Marriages
(Column 03)Summary: B. F. Cochran and Miss Mary Hall, daughter of Dr. I. N. Hall, all of Augusta, were married on May 20th by the Rev. C. S. M. See.Deaths
(Names in announcement: B. F. Cochran, Mary Hall, Dr. I. N. Hall, Rev. C. S. M. See)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Margaret Wheeler died near Hermitage, Augusta County, on May 6th. She was 38 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Margaret Wheeler)
(Column 03)Summary: Annie M. Hanger, daughter of H. Miller Hanger, died at the Augusta residence of her grandfather, Col. George C. Robertson. She was 12 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Annie M. Hanger, H. Miller Hanger, Col. George C. Robertson)
(Column 03)Summary: James S. Supple died in Greenville, Augusta County, of pneumonia on May 15th. He was 34 years old.
(Names in announcement: James S. Supple)