Valley Virginian: December 1, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Coming Issue
(Column 01)Summary: The author outlines the coming issue in this article and suggests that it will bring about an end to Radicalism. The issue of revenue reform, supported by Democrats in the West, has caused a split in the Republican party. Assuredly, the author predicts, more and more Republican reformers will unite with the conservatives to undermine Radical plans toward protectionist tariffs. This new issue, he says, "will change the entire complexion of the House."
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Since the judgment of the country, says the Hagerstown Mail, has been so distinctly recorded against negro suffrage, expectation is naturally directed towards the coming issue, which is, in itself, easily solved and determined. The "coming issue" is that issue which springs out of Revenue and Taxation, and is involved in the most insidious of all description of taxation--the Tariff. The coming issue is virtually between Free Trade and Protection, but Free Trade is now known as Revenge Reform in the Great West, and it is in favor of "Revenue Reform" that a new party is fast being formed in that region out of the Republican party which is now in a state of dissolution. It was under this new banner, with the enfranchisement of white men superadded, that Gratz Brown, a Republican, was elected Governor of Missouri by forty-thousand majority. And it was as advocates of Revenue Reform (that is, antagonism to Protection) that the heavy gain of Democratic Congressmen in the West was achieved. It is now announced, and a more glorious announcement has not been made for ten years, that in the next Congress the Democratic Conservatives united with the Revenue Reformers of the late Republican party, will be in the majority; and, consequently, will control the action of that body. This is synonymous to the death of the Radical Party, and that organization will, thereupon, sink as rapidly into oblivion as did its predecessor--the Know Nothing Party. Such men as Cessna, who, having been repudiated by the people at the polls, expect to obtain seats in Congress through the numerical strength of party, will thus find themselves sadly mistaken, as the new issue will have produced as entire change in the complexion of the House--a change which will be fatal to such acts to tyranny in the future.
(Column 01)Summary: This article points to the importance of good roads in Augusta County. More than any other improvement, including railway and canals, roads are beneficial to the prosperity of the county. Good roads are the first things prospective settlers look for when deciding on where to purchase property, and good roads, open at all seasons, benefit farmers who must move their produce to market.
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The value of good county roads, kept in a condition fit for travel at all seasons of the year, is scarcely to be estimated. We contend that, proportionately to their cost, they enhance the value of real estate as much or more than railroads or canals; and that the neglect to keep them in proper condition results in an actual loss to the general community, in each and every year that they are suffered to remain unrepaired. A stranger coming into a particular neighborhood or section of the county, with a view to purchase a farm, for instance, is first impressed with the fact of the good or bad condition, as the case may be, of the public road by which he is taken to view the particular property, and that condition influences him, most frequently to a great extent, in his ultimate decision in regard to a purchase. We venture the assertion that the experience of every land agent in the State will bear us out in citing such an example. And it is, of course, evident to the most casual observation, that every land owner in the State is a loser, every year, if he has not a highway open at all seasons, by which his produce can be readily and easily placed in a market, at such times when the best prices are to be obtained. One of the chief advantages we expect to see realized from the construction of a railroad through the central portion of our county, will be the improved condition of the highways conducting thereto, from every neighborhood, as the necessity of convenient access to it will most certainly compel this improvement.
(Column 01)Summary: Robert Garret, president of the Valley Railroad, visited Staunton on Tuesday.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Robert Garret)
(Column 01)Summary: E. H. Sears, Staunton postmaster, will close the entrance doors of the office while mail is being opened because of the disruptive behavior of "idle boys" in the streets.Temperance Lecture
(Names in announcement: E. H. Sears)
(Column 01)Summary: James W. Baldwin will deliver a lecture on temperance at the M. E. Church. All temperance supporters are encouraged to attend.Marriages
(Names in announcement: James W. Baldwin)
(Column 02)Summary: Dr. William H. Byerly of Spring Hill, Augusta County, and Miss Annie Lee Ryan of Shenandoah were married in Port Republic on November 23rd by the Rev. J. E. Liggatt.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Dr. William H. Byerly, Annie Lee Ryan, Rev. J. E. Liggatt)
(Column 02)Summary: Alex H. Teabo and Miss Sallie V. Worsham, both of Staunton, were married on Tuesday by the Rev. Mr. Williams.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Alex H. Teabo, Sallie V. Worsham, Rev. Williams)
(Column 02)Summary: James M. Bishop and Miss Teresa E. Glass, both of Staunton, were married on November 20th at the residence of the bride's parents by the Rev. H. H. Forsyth.Deaths
(Names in announcement: James M. Bishop, Teresa E. Glass, Rev. H. H. Forsyth)
(Column 02)Summary: Charles Lynn Hardy, son of John M. and Mary V. Hardy, all of Staunton, died on November 29th of croup. He was 3 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Charles Lynn Hardy, John M. Hardy, Mary V. Hardy)
(Column 02)Summary: John Wilson died on Sunday at his residence near Swoope's Depot. He was 50 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: John Wilson)
(Column 02)Summary: Miss Harriet M. Stribling died in Staunton on November 27th at the residence of Nicholas K. Trout. She was 50 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Harriet M. Stribling, Nicholas K. Trout)
(Column 02)Summary: Willie Baldwin Ide, infant son of Prof. E. Louis and Sallie A. E. Ide, died in Staunton on November 26th.
(Names in announcement: Willie Baldwin Ide, Prof. E. Louis Ide, Sallie A. E. Ide)