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Staunton Spectator: October 5, 1858

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County Finances
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Summary: Seeks to correct misinterpretation of some people who believed that previous articles on the subject blamed the sheriffs for financial mismanagement. Claims that sheriffs were not to blame, but that there were guilty people in the government. Also claims that numerous taxpayers have been delinquent in payment.
The English Bill
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Summary: Debate continues in the Senate about the best government for Kansas.
The Lost Found
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Summary: Martin Weigand, a German resident of Staunton, disappeared around 1855. After a lengthy search, many people believed him dead or gave up on finding him. Apparently, however, he has been living in Lexington, Missouri. Reprints 9/21/1858 letter from Lowenstein to Frank reporting Weigand's presence in Lexington.
(Names in announcement: Martin Weigand, Abram Lowenstein, Henry Frank)
Melancholy Occurence
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Summary: Richard W. Bushnell, a teacher from Washington, DC, arrived on 9/30/1858, seeking medical care and claiming that he was being poisoned. Dr. Stribling considered him delusional. On 10/1/1858, Bushnell shot himself in his room at the American Hotel, but was not killed.
(Names in announcement: Richard W. Bushnell, Dr. Stribling)
[No Title]
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Summary: Claims that the Vindicator cannot understand why any southern man would prefer the Crittenden amendment to the English Bill. Vindicator calls the Crittenden amendment "an infamous compromise" that surrenders southern rights. Article claims that Senator Douglas, a "true friend of the South," has embraced the Crittenden amendment over the English bill.
W.B. Johnson, Esq.
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Summary: W.B. Johnson has accepted the job of principal of a large female school in Little Rock, AR.
(Names in announcement: W. B. JohnsonEsq.)
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Summary: Joseph G. Baldwin, Esq., formerly of Staunton, has been elected Supreme Judge of California.
(Names in announcement: Joseph G. BaldwinEsq.)
For the Spectator
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Summary: Letter from "Paul Poplin" claims that the board of directors of the lunatic asylum suffer from a conflict of interest.
(Names in announcement: Paul Poplin)

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Church Dedication
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Summary: Reprints announcement of pending dedication of new Methodist Episcopal Church at Mr. Hermidian
(Names in announcement: Rev. B. N. Brown)
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Summary: Henry Edison, Esq., married to Mrs. Eliza J. Hanger by Rev. S.J. Love on 9/18/1858. All of Augusta County.
(Names in announcement: Henry EdisonEsq., Mrs. Eliza J. Hanger, Rev. S. J. Love)

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