Valley Virginian: March 25, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: A. M. Garber, Jr., takes leave of the public as editor of the Valley Virginian. In his farewell address, he makes clear that he has not had control over content for several months, and does not agree with everything that has appeared on the editorial page.The Evils of Intemperance
(Names in announcement: A. M. GarberJr.)
(Column 01)Summary: This article supports the efforts of the Friends of Temperance. Whiskey, the author states, is at the heart of a number of social, intellectual, and financial shortcomings. It causes people's businesses to fail, it effects reason, and "bribes the tongue" to speak falsehoods. The time to do away with the evil of drink has arrived, particularly since death can come at any time.
Full Text of Article:Lorenzo S. Sibert
There are every day occurrences that call to our minds the evil and depressing effects of drink. It is Whiskey that has taken the glow of health from the cheek, the lustre from the eye, strength from the limbs and vitality from the blood. It is Whiskey that has entered the temple of thought and dethroned reason--that has taken the beam of intelligence from the eye--has bribed the tongue to utter falsehoods--broken the ties of friendship, has made the indulgent father a brute and the affectionate mother a fiend that has filled our prison houses with men whose business has been crushed and broken up by the too free use of ardent spirits.
What a fearful record indeed, and what a wide field for the display of christian virtues. Let us unite the many examples that come up before us and take warning in time, for fear of death and destruction may come upon us when we least expect. One thing is certain, no man can prosper and become a good member of society who continues a course of dissipation. It gives us great pleasure to notice the efforts made by the old and new associations of Friends of Temperance of our town. May they continue to flourish, and may the good effects of their teachings be visible in our community a thousand fold.
(Column 02)Summary: Lauding the virtues of inventor Lorenzo Sibert, the author points out one important invention that could have helped the Confederate cause, and another invention that will certainly benefit post-war Virginia.
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This gentleman viewed as an inventive genius is one of the most remarkable men in the Old Dominion. Let us glance at a few chapters in his history for the past eight years. In 60 or 61 he invented a gun, which far surpassed any previous invention; and it would have been of incalculable service to the greatest of Generals, Lee, during the late unpleasantness, but for some light fingered gentlemen, belonging to that superior race of men, known by the euphonious appellation of Yankee, who purloined the model from the patent office at Washington. Within the past few months he has also invented innumerable useful articles, the most prominent of which being manganese steel; and for the manufacture of which he has formed a co-partnership with some large capitalists, and is making extensive preparations. It is the design of the company to erect about fifty dwellings for the accommodation of laborers who are daily making application to them for employment.
They propose erecting four or five large furnaces in the near future, which will render necessary the employment of hundreds of artisans, and, of course, a portion of the application which they are now receiving, meet with favor.
In selecting managers for the company Mr. Sibert has displayed judgment which would be flattering to a man of the most exalted ability and penetration.
(Column 02)Summary: This article, reproduced from the Richmond Whig, looks to the future with optimism. The author suggests that time has come for reconciliatory efforts. All those who in the past have had differences should come together to work against oppressive people who desire to control Virginia. Only then, can Virginians once again enjoy peace and prosperity.
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The Richmond Whig says: "There are many cheering indications of the approach of better times in Virginia. The lines drawn by the war are beginning to grow faint, and passions that raged with violence are fast cooling down. Party ties are rapidly loosening, while personal bitterness is every hour diminishing. Men who have been divided by a gulf that seemed impassable have come together in familiar converse, and are beginning to learn that they have more in common than they believed possible. All good men, all reflecting men, all who have a stake in the community, and who desire to re-establish order, tranquility and prosperity in the State, begin to realize that past troubles and differences should no longer divide them, since such divisions will be the means of handing over to corrupt and incompetent men the control of our affairs. There is, indeed, no reason who men of integrity, character and intelligence, whatever may have been their past difference, should longer stand in opposition to each other. Virginia needs the help of all her sons, native and adopted. They must lock shields, and, with faces to the front, stand shoulder to shoulder in the good cause.
(Column 01)Summary: David Fultz qualified as judge of the district including Augusta before W. A. Burnett, N. P. His predecessor Judge Sheffey is planning to move to Baltimore.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: David Fultz, W. A. Burnett, Judge Sheffey)
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. Tyree is now leading a revival at the Baptist Church in Charlottesville.
Origin of Article: Charlottesville Chronicle[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The paper bids farewell to M. S. Cease and D. E. Evans, two "esteemed citizens" who are taking leave of Staunton. "They are kind-hearted genial gentlemen, and of the most obliging dispositions. May they be blessed with an ample abundance while inhabitants of mundanity, and when they are transplanted to another world may it be the one in which those dwell who have crossed the 'Valley of The Shadow of Death' and stand triumphantly on the further shore."Conference Appointments
(Names in announcement: M. S. Cease, D. E. Evans)
(Column 02)Summary: The Virginia Annual Conference of the United Brethren in Christ appointed J. W. Hott preacher for Churchville.Valley Railroad Meeting
(Names in announcement: J. W. Hott)
(Column 02)Summary: A group of citizens met at the Court House to appoint a delegation to travel to Baltimore to lobby that city for a $1,000,000 subscription to the stock of the Valley Railroad Company.Military Appointments for Augusta Co.
(Names in announcement: Maj. William M. Tate, Capt. Jed Hotchkiss, Bolivar Christian, Hugh W. Sheffey, David Fultz, John B. Baldwin, John Echols, A. H. H. Stuart, J. Marshall McCue, A. Koiner, Robert G. Bickle, H. L. Gallaher, C. R. Harris, M. W. D. Hogshead, Charles Grattan, R. Mauzy, W. H. H. Lynn, J. R. Crockwell, Marshall Hanger, W. A. Burke, R. S. Hansberger, William F. Smith, G. A. Bruce, Jacob Baylor, Chesley Kinney, R. M. Guy, J. D. Craig, I. J. Parkins)
(Column 02)Summary: The following appointments were made in Augusta: Samuel A. East replaced William A. Burnett as Clerk of the County Court; R. D. Sears replaced Joseph N. Ryan as Clerk of the Circuit Court; William Armstrong replaced James Wilson, William Link replaced Thomas J. Burke, W. W. Clinedinst replaced George A. Bruce, F. M. Finley replaced Absalom Koiner, John H. Dalhouse replaced John L. Ellis, John Silor replaced A. A. Mcpheeters, William W. Thomas replaced W. F. Smith, William Gibson, Jr., replaced Lewis Bumgardner, George Reubush replaced William T. Rush, Joseph A. Miller replaced James F. Hite, Henry Mish replaced B. O. Ferguson, William Morgan replaced B. F. Hailman, and Joseph T. Mitchell replaced B. F. Points as Magistrates; Erasmus L. Houff replaced John G. Stover, and Henry B. Jones replaced Thomas M. Donoho as Commissioner of the Revenue; J. H. B. Shultz replaced George M. Apple, George L. Archart replaced Adam Rusmisel, John K. Kayser replaced William M. Bush, Jacob Ewing replaced A. T. Grooms, James F. Davis replaced E. J. Bell, and William A. Reed replaced John H. Heizer as Constables; Joseph A. Miller replaced James E. Beard, and Benjamin M. Lines replaced Fred Burns as Overseers of the Poor.Marriages
(Column 03)Summary: Junius F. Roots and Mrs. Mary A. Croft, both of Augusta, were married near Christian's Creek on March 16th by the Rev. C. S. M. See.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Junius F. Roots, Mary A. Croft, Rev. C. S. M. See)
(Column 03)Summary: J. Edwin Bolen and Sallie T. Hopewell were married in Mt. Solon on March 21st by the Rev. Thomas C. Carson.Marriages
(Names in announcement: J. Edwin Bolen, Sallie T. Hopewell, Thomas C. Carson)
(Column 03)Summary: John S. McCorkle and Mrs. Mary J. White were married near Middlebrook at the residence of Elijah Hogshead by the Rev. P. C. Hoge.Marriages
(Names in announcement: John S. McCorkle, Mary J. White, Elijah Hogshead, Rev. P. C. Hoge)
(Column 03)Summary: J. W. T. Graham of Greenville, Augusta County, and Miss Lizzie J. Graham of Missouri were married in Missouri on March 4th by the Rev. Pearson.Deaths
(Names in announcement: J. W. T. Graham, Lizzie J. Graham, Rev. Pearson)
(Column 03)Summary: Washington Swoope, Sr., died at his residence at Swoope's Depot on March 11th. He was 73 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Washington SwoopeSr.)
(Column 03)Summary: Miss Bettie J. Eidson, daughter of Henry Eidson of Augusta, died suddenly in Baltimore on March 19th.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Bettie J. Eidson, Henry Eidson)
(Column 03)Summary: Anna M. Huffner, maiden daughter of the late Michael Huffner, died on North River near Mt. Solon on March 15th. She was 67 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Anna M. Huffner, Michael Huffner)
(Column 03)Summary: Abram Litten died on Middle River below Spring Hill on March 16th. He was 87 years old.
(Names in announcement: Abram Litten)