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Staunton Vindicator: June 15, 1860

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(Column 7)
Summary: James and Pryor Wood and Mary Sprouse were arrested for the murder of Benjamin Thacker.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Benjamin Thacker, James Woodalias Sprouse, Pryor Wood, Mary Sprouse)
Full Text of Article:


On Thursday night last, Mr. Benj. Thacker, living a few miles east of Balesville, in this county, was shot and killed while asleep in his bed. He was an inoffensive old man, between 65 and 70 years of age, and deaf and partially blind. Pryor Wood, James Wood, alias Sprouse, and Mary Sprouse, a girl of 17 years of age, have been arrested and lodged in jail, charged with the murder. A called Court will sit on Tuesday next to examine into the charge. The principal witness against them is a little girl seven years old, who states that Thacker was shot with a short gun, (rifle.)

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[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Dr. Eichelberger is building a house on Augusta Street.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Eichelberger)
[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Maj. Jones was promoted to Conductor of the Central Railroad and W. Gilkeson was appointed baggage agent.
(Names in announcement: Maj. J.L. Jones, W. Gilkeson)
Allen Ewing Arrested
(Column 3)
Summary: Allen Ewing, charged with passing counterfeit money, escaped but was recaptured by Henry Berry and returned to Staunton.
(Names in announcement: Allen Ewing, Mr. Henry Berry, Mr. Armentrout)
Central Railroad
(Column 3)
Summary: A call is being made for a stockholder's meeting of the Central Railroad to inquire why other towns get their Sunday mail while Staunton does not.
Full Text of Article:

Central Railroad.

We understand that a paper is now in circulation in this community for the signature of the stockholders in the Central R. R., the object of which is to request the President and Directors of that Road to call a meeting of the Stockholders to take into consideration the matter of Sunday mails. It is proposed by this paper to inquire into and decide upon the policy of running the cars to Gordonsville, and then stopping them there on Sunday, and to discuss the expediency of discounting Sunday trains altogether, or if Sunday trains are to be run, to ascertain why it is they cannot be continued to Staunton, where the mails diverge more generally than at any other point between Richmond and Covington. Our people have borne this discrimination against them until it has become intolerable. We intend to act in the matter, and if the inconvenience cannot be remedied in one way it may be in another.

It requires one-tenth of the stock of the Company to call a meeting of the stockholders. This can easily be obtained, and then we can have a full discussion and examination into the matter.

Death of J. H. O'Brien
(Column 3)
Summary: Obituary of O'Brien, a member of the West Augusta Guards.
(Names in announcement: J.H. O'Brien, Capt. Baylor)
(Column 4)
Summary: Jeremiah Hollen was divorced from his wife Elizabeth.
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah Hollen, Elizabeth Hollen)
A Statement of Facts Relating to the Detention of Passengers at Gordonsville
(Column 5)
Summary: Fontaine, the President of the Central Railroad, claims that it is the fault of the Orange and Alexandria Company for not picking up the mail and passengers at Gordonsville.
(Names in announcement: E. Fontaine)
Origin of Article: E. Fontaine
Death of Rev. J. T. Points
(Column 6)
Summary: Rev. Points, the pastor of St. John's Church in Richmond, died of dysentary on June 3 after a short illness. He was originally from Staunton.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.T. Points)
Origin of Article: Richmond Dispatch
[No Title]
(Column 7)
Summary: The Waddells were issued a patent for improved car couplings.
(Names in announcement: L. Wadell, W.H. Wadell)

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Remarks of Hon. B. A. Pryor, of Virginia
(Column 1)
Summary: Remarks of Pryor (and others) to the House of Representatives on a bill that would provide for the "return of captured Africans."
(Names in announcement: Hon. B.A. Pryor)
[No Title]
(Column 2)
Summary: Summary of Hon. Beverdy Johnson's speech in Boston against agitation. He supports the doctrine of the Kansas-Nebraska bill and calls for Douglas to be elected President.
(Column 3)
Summary: O'Brien died on June 10.
(Names in announcement: Mr. James H. O'Brien)
(Column 3)
Summary: Teagle of Staunton died on June 8 at age 45.
(Names in announcement: William H.S. Teagle)
(Column 3)
Summary: Mrs. Bushong of Augusta died on June 7 at age 70.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Mary Bushong)
Tribute of Respect
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Summary: A tribute for O'Brien at his death from his Masonic Brothers.
(Names in announcement: James R. O'Brien, W.A. Burke, S.B. Brown, H.B. Donaghe, W.H. Wilson, S.J. Davis, James F. Patterson)
Trailer: Teste, James F. Patterson, Sec'y. Spectator please copy.

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