Staunton Spectator: March 20, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: Page is mostly poetry and humorous anecdotes. Bottom right is illegible.
For the Spectator
(Column 7)Summary: "A Countryman" writes again, taking exception to the personal insults he feels he has received from "Z," and retorts with banter of his own against "Z.". He argues that he does not dislike lawyers, but actually has respect for the profession.
Trailer: A Countryman
Description of Page: Weekly proceedings of State Legislature, column 3; of Congress, column 4.
(Column 1)Summary: Editorial discussing the travails of Senator Stephen Douglas and the disfavor in which he is held by most members of his party. Despite such antipathy, the Democrats will probably nominate Douglas because he is such a skillful politician.The District Convention
(Column 1)Summary: Report of the proceedings of the local district's Democratic convention.The Augusta Delegates
(Names in announcement: Hiram Opie, Robert Gray)
(Column 2)Summary: Personal sketches of the three Augusta representatives in the State House of Delegates.
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian, Nathaniel Massie, J. Marshall McCue)Origin of Article: Richmond IndexFor the Spectator
(Column 3)Summary: Writer criticizes "A Voter" for trying to influence the election for Sheriff and calls for a clean and free election.
Trailer: A Majority of VotersStevens and Hazlett
(Column 3)Summary: Account of the executions of Stevens and Hazlett at Charlestown for their participation in John Brown's Raid.Election of Judge
(Column 4)Summary: Writer cites Virginia law by which a lawyer can issue a complaint for slow proceedings of judges in court. He argues that David Fultz has not availed himself of that recourse while before Judge Thompson, yet in the campaign Fultz argues that Thompson is slow and inefficient. The writer finds this ironic.
(Names in announcement: David Fultz, Judge Thompson)Trailer: R.L.J.To Middle River and North Mountain
(Column 4)Summary: Authors claim that they know that James Lilley will not have the current Sheriff or any of his deputies on his staff if he becomes Sheriff, and they advocate his election.
(Names in announcement: James Lilley)Trailer: Rotation and OppositionJudicial Election
(Column 5)Summary: Letter regarding the election of Circuit Court Judge.
Trailer: Junius[No Title]
(Column 6-7)Summary: Extremely long letter to the editor from "Z," responding to charges against him and Judge Thompson made by other correspondents, especially "Junius."
(Names in announcement: Judge Thompson)Trailer: ZTo Middle River and North Mountain
(Column 7)Summary: Lilley writes to affirm that if elected he will not appoint the current Sheriff or any of his deputies to office.
(Names in announcement: James Lilley)Trailer: James M. Lilley
Description of Page: Mostly advertisements, land sales, etc.; bottom right is blotched.
For the Spectator
(Column 1)Summary: Writer expresses his disgust at the insinuations of corruption made against the candidates for Sheriff and the call upon them to denounce other candidates.
Trailer: Many VotersRequisition for Merriam and Brown
(Column 1)Summary: Governor Letcher expresses his outrage toward Governor Dennison of Ohio for refusing Letcher's request for arrest and extradition of Francis Merriam and Oliver Brown, two men suspected of participating in John Brown's Raid.For the Spectator
(Column 1)Summary: Wilson announces that while he respects the current Sheriff and his deputies, he has no intention of appointing any of them should he become Sheriff in the next election.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Wilson)Trailer: Thomas P. WilsonMarried
(Column 2)Summary: Married on March 15.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Shuey, George Bosserman, Sarah Ailer)
(Column 2)Summary: Jacob Spitler married Elizabeth Earhart on March 15 near Mt. Solon.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. H Wetzel, Jacob Spitler, Elizabeth Earhart, John Earhart)
(Column 2)Summary: E.L. Miller died at home near Stribling Springs on March 13, at age 67.Died
(Names in announcement: E.L. Miller)
(Column 2)Summary: Died on March 15 at his home near Staunton.Died
(Names in announcement: Purser Samuel Forrest)
(Column 2)Summary: Charles Simon died on March 1 at age 74.
(Names in announcement: Charles Simon)Trailer: "B"Died
(Column 2)Summary: John Reeder died at his father's home in Waynesboro on February 28 at age 25.
(Names in announcement: John Reeder)Trailer: "D"
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