Valley Virginian: July 8, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Great "Reconstruction" Movement
(Column 01)Summary: The paper argues that the only sure means toward Virginia's regeneration is the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad line. The paper urges the people of Augusta to approve a county subscription to the road of between $250,000 and $350,000. That amount would secure the road. Stuart and Baldwin will address the county on the matter.Our Candidate for Congress
(Names in announcement: Stuart, Baldwin)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper endorses Capt. John Glaize of Frederick County, the "workingman's friend," for Congress.The Amnesty Proclamation of Andrew Johnson
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints president Johnson's declaration of amnesty for any southerners not specifically disfranchised by the 14th amendment.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: This article expresses anxiety over the possible election of Grant and Colfax. If this were to take place, the author suggests, they will install negro rule throughout the South, and through electoral votes, the North as well. The defeat of the Republicans would show without question that the United States was a white man's country throughout.
Full Text of Article:Grand Excursion on July 21st
James Gordon Bennett is right--the issue, the living, practical issue in the pending campaign, is Negro Suffrage. Shall the negroes rule the Southern States, and, through the electoral votes of those States, rule the Northern States as well, is the one simple, single issue to be decided in the election next fall. Grant and Colfax have decided for negro rule. Their election is but a declaration that the negro is the equal of the white men of the land. Their defeat is the verdict of the people that this is a white man's country and government. That this verdict will be promptly rendered, who can doubt? The white men of the North cannot do otherwise.
(Column 02)Summary: Staunton's Stonewall Band will participate in an excursion from Washington and Baltimore to the battlefields of Manassas. "It will be a 'reunion of hearts of hands' over the bravest and proudest memories of the past."
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that there are 23 married couples in Staunton who have not had children. "While there is life there is hope."The Work Begun
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that the harvest began last week in the Staunton area. By all reports, it will be the largest wheat crop ever gathered in the Valley.Building Association
(Column 01)Summary: The Building Association met last week and B. T. Bagby borrowed $633 at 55 1/2 and 44 1/2 and the Rev. J. I. Miller borrowed $285 at 52 1/2.Staunton
(Names in announcement: B. T. Bagby, Rev. J. I. Miller)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper praises Staunton's central location, and touts its schools and institutions such as the Western Lunatic Asylum; the Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind; the Episcopal, Methodist, and Presbyterian Female Schools; and the many male schools.A Pleasure
(Column 02)Summary: Representatives of the paper expressed pleasure at meeting students from Mississippi at the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution. 16 students from Mississippi are enrolled in the institution.A Native Genius
(Column 03)Summary: The paper praises the oil paintings of Staunton's Edmund Berkeley. He is rumored to be at work on a landscape for the fair.Aid of the Right Kind
(Names in announcement: Edmund Berkeley)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Tams has been aiding the Memorial Committee by having her waggon, team, and gardener haul gravel.Marriages
(Column 03)Summary: George Harman and Mrs. Martha M. Butterly, both of Augusta, were married at Waynesboro on June 28th by the Rev. W. R. Stringer.Marriages
(Names in announcement: George Harman, Martha M. Butterly, Rev. W. R. Stringer)
(Column 03)Summary: William R. Dunlap and Mrs. Blair, both of Augusta, were married at the residence of the bride's father near Newport, Augusta County on July 2nd by the Rev. J. O. Miller.Deaths
(Names in announcement: William R. Dunlap, Mrs. Blair, Rev. J. O. Miller)
(Column 03)Summary: Franklin J. Hanna died on June 28th of disease contracted while in the Confederate Army. He was 38 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Franklin J. Hanna)
(Column 03)Summary: Jannie Henry, daughter of James Henry, died on June 12th of typhoid fever.
(Names in announcement: Jannie Henry, James Henry)