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Staunton Spectator: April 24, 1860

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Judicial Election
(Column 5-6)
Summary: Another extremely lengthy letter regarding the upcoming election for Circuit Court Judge.
(Names in announcement: Judge Thompson, David Fultz)
Trailer: Junius
To the Candidates for the Sheriffalty
(Column 7)
Summary: Author advises the candidates for Sheriff to keep silent rather than answer the constant insinuations and questions of letter writers.
(Names in announcement: Crawford, Hanger)
Trailer: Many Voters
For the Spectator
(Column 7)
Summary: Letter regarding the judicial election.
(Names in announcement: David Fultz, Judge Thompson)

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Description of Page: Bottom left is illegible and bottom of entire page is blurry. Weekly proceedings of Congress, column 4.

[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Continuation of letter from previous page.
Trailer: "A Countryman"
[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Robert Reeves, Samuel Cook, and Samuel Tooms were arraigned for the murder of James Dever in Rockingham. They are defended by Col. Baldwin and Mr. Woodson.
(Names in announcement: James Dever, Robert Reeves, Samuel Cook, Samuel Tooms, Col. Baldwin, Mr. Woodson)
Popular Elections
(Column 2)
Summary: Spectator uses the upcoming elections as an opportunity to criticize the State Constitution, which, it argues, creates conditions under which taxes increase and corruption flourishes among elected officials.
For the Spectator
(Column 3)
Summary: Meeting of voters of Waynesboro to nominate candidates for magistrates. Selected are Absalom Colner, George A. Breuer, John S. Ellis, and Samuel Kennerly, Jr.
(Names in announcement: Col. F. McCue, Samuel KennerlyJr., N. Massie, Absalom Colner, George Breuer, John Ellis)
Trailer: S. Kennerly, Jr., Clk.
For the Spectator
(Column 3)
Summary: William Guy, Esq., declines running for Sheriff, but will run for reelection to the magistracy of the 9th District.
(Names in announcement: Esq. William Guy)
Trailer: District
(Column 4)
Summary: Article from the Lynchburg Virginia critical of the practice of dueling as cold-blooded and barbaric.
Origin of Article: Lynchburg Virginian
For the Spectator
(Column 5)
Summary: Letter from "Z," enclosing a (possibly fictional) correspondence from "Cooney," discussing the death of "A Countryman," another frequent correspondent to the paper about the judicial election.
(Names in announcement: Judge Thompson)
Trailer: Z; Cooney
A New Farce
(Column 5)
Summary: Joseph Smith, Jr. has announced that he has been inspired to succeed his father as the next prophet of Mormonism. He rejects Brigham Young's leadership of the Mormon Church.
(Column 7)
Summary: John Hanger of Granville, Missouri married Miss Mary E. Dunlap of Augusta County, daughter of Baily Dunlap.
(Names in announcement: Rev. R.C. Walker, Dr. John Hanger, Mary Dunlap, Baily Dunlap)
(Column 7)
Summary: Mary E. Greiner died of a sore throat at age 14 in Waynesboro at the home of her uncle, George W. Greiner. She was the daughter of Eagon Greiner, formerly of Staunton.
(Names in announcement: George Greiner, Mary Greiner, Eagon Greiner)
(Column 7)
Summary: Mrs. Anne G. Harnsberger died at age 64, widow of Col. Samuel Harnsberger.
(Names in announcement: Anne Harnsberger, Col. Samuel Harnsberger)
Trailer: B
(Column 7)
Summary: Sallie H. Douglas died of consumption at the home of John McCue, Esq. She was the niece of Rev. James Douglass and the daughter of John Douglass.
(Names in announcement: Sallie Douglass, Esq. John McCue, Rev. James Douglass, John Douglass)

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Description of Page: Mostly advertisements, land sales, etc. Bottom right illegible.

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Description of Page: Advertisements; bottom left illegible.