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Staunton Spectator: October 4, 1859

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By Request.; The Coral Ring; By Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Summary: Harriet Beecher Stowe short story. Seems to be more about manners and society (like Jane Austen), not politics.

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The Democratic Imbroglio
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Summary: Explains how the Democratic party is divided over popular sovereignty and Stephen Douglas. This affords the Opposition a great opportunity, and they may even pick up some disaffected Democrats.
The Science of Horse Taming
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Summary: Dr. Lee has been performing feats of horse taming in the area and is teaching several local men his methods.
(Names in announcement: Dr. R.H. Lee, William Shumate)
The New Methodist Church
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Summary: Cornerstone laid at new Methodist church; account of the ceremonies.
(Names in announcement: James Cochran, Col. Turk, Col. Starrett)
Gas at the Lunatic Asylum
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Summary: The Western Lunatic Asylum has contracted with the new Staunton Gas Works.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Waterhouse, Mr. Bowes)
Sale of Hotel Property
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Summary: McClung has sold his interest in the Virginia Hotel to Jordan.
(Names in announcement: James McClung, William Jordan)
For the Spectator; Agriculture of Augusta County
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Summary: Part of continuing series on Augusta agriculture. This installment includes a discussion of the soil, defining regions in part by whose land they cross.
(Names in announcement: A.H.H. Stuart, Capt. Guy, Capt. K. Harper, Major Walker, S.B. Finley, James Craig)
To the Editors of the Spectator
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Summary: Letter praising Staunton and the surrounding area for having so much progress, so many stores and merchants.
(Names in announcement: Mr. King, Mr. Fishburn, Mr. Withrow, Mr. Darnall, Mr. Antrim, Mr. C. King)
Trailer: Commerce; Waynesboro, Sep 30, 1859

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Description of Page: Markets in column 2; page includes some non-local obituaries

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Summary: Married on September 22.
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Beard, James McClure, Eliza Kennedy)
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Summary: Married on September 27.
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Beard, Andrew Kieser, Elizabeth Swisher)

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