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Staunton Spectator: August 17, 1858

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What Will They Do Now?
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Summary: Discusses Kansas situation following rejection of Lecompton Constitution.
Committee of Investigation
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Summary: Restates suggestion that County Court appoint a committee to investigate county finances at its next meeting.
The Churchville Mails
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Summary: Reports complaints about mail delivery to Churchville.
Stabbing Affray
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Summary: Henry Stofer, a young man from Staunton, stabbed Henry Ramsey four or five times during an argument between the two on 8/9/1858. Ramsey was seriously wounded, and claimed that the attack was without provocation. Stofer was placed in jail.
(Names in announcement: Henry Stofer, Henry Ramsey)
Break Down
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Summary: Central Railroad was delayed on 8/13/1858 due to a mechanical problem near Craigsville.
New Flour
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Summary: New flour is selling in Staunton for $3.50-$4.50 per barrel.
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Summary: Margaret Ellen Stover, 9, died on 8/12/1858. Only child of David W. and Elizabeth J. Stover.
(Names in announcement: Margaret Ellen Stover, David W. Stover, Elizabeth J. Stover)
Trailer: Vindicator and Rock. Reg. please copy.

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