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Staunton Spectator: September 4, 1860

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A Story of Three Wives
(Column 4-7)
Summary: Long story translated from German about three different kinds of wives, none of whom is a good model to emulate.
Tell Your Wife
(Column 7)
Summary: Article urging men to tell their wives their problems, since a wife is a partner to help solve her husband's difficulties.

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Description of Page: Excerpted speeches of Stephen Douglas, column 3 and column 4. Short political quips, and political articles taken from a number of other newspapers are scattered about the page. Advertisements, columns 6-7.

Gov. Smith's Speech
(Column 1)
Summary: Report of a speech delivered by ex-Gov. Smith in Staunton at the invitation of the Breckinridge and Lane club. Spectator reports that the audience was "very thin" and that Smith spoke for four hours.
(Names in announcement: Esq. James Skinner)
Reception of Judge Douglas
(Column 1)
Summary: Report of Stephen Douglas's visit to Staunton and the warm reception he received. Spectator claims that it may disagree with Douglas on many issues but it has nothing but praise for the man.
(Names in announcement: Capt. Imboden, Gen. Harman, M.G. Harman)
[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: William Patterson was found guilty in the County Court of receiving stolen bacon and was sentenced to prison and ten lashes.
(Names in announcement: William Patterson)
Discussion at Lewisburg between Messrs. R.R. Collier and J. Horace Lacy
(Column 2)
Summary: Report of a debate in Lewisburg between supporters of Douglas and Breckinridge.
Broke Jail
(Column 2)
Summary: Two prisoners escaped from the Augusta County jail house by sawing through the cell window's bars.
(Names in announcement: Elijah Hunter, John Churchman, Lorenzo Shaw, James Night)
Central Committee
(Column 2)
Summary: Local Central Committee of the Constitutional Union Party appointed.
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian, John Baldwin, John Imboden, James Cochran, William Tate, L. WaddellJr., R.L. Doyle)
[No Title]
(Column 2)
Summary: Announcement of a meeting at New Hope for the purpose of organizing a Bell and Everett Club.
(Names in announcement: Esq. Robert Doyle)
[No Title]
(Column 2)
Summary: The West Augusta Guard, led by Capt. Baylor, visited the Monticello Guard of Charlottesville.
(Names in announcement: Capt. Baylor)
Tom Thumb's Approaching Marriage
(Column 4)
Summary: Report from the Portland Advertiser about the upcoming wedding of Tom Thumb.
Origin of Article: Portland Advertiser
Patent Obtained
(Column 4)
Summary: Report that a patent has been issued for the "Virginia Gun," invented by L. Sibert of Staunton.
(Names in announcement: J.M. McCue, L. Sibert)
[No Title]
(Column 4)
Summary: Advises people who want to buy books to go see W.L. Foster, who will remain in Staunton just a few days.
(Names in announcement: W.L. Foster, G.E. Price)
For the Spectator
(Column 5)
Summary: Report of a meeting of friends of the Constitutional Union Party, held in Barterbrook.
Trailer: "S"
Mossy Creek Academy
(Column 5)
Summary: Author insists that Mossy Creek Academy is in fine financial health and continues to be a strong educational institution despite rumors that it was going out of business.
(Names in announcement: Mr. White)
Trailer: Discipulus
(Column 7)
Summary: Marriage of Mary J. Cox, held at her father's house on Aug. 16.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Horatio Thomson, Mary Cox, Jacob Cox)
(Column 7)
Summary: Lucy M. Moon died on August 18, age 25.
(Names in announcement: Lucy Moon, Simpson Taylor)
Trailer: Pastor
(Column 7)
Summary: Elizabeth Baskin, a past resident of Augusta County, died in Missouri on August 5, age 88.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Baskin, John Baskin)

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Description of Page: Advertisements and land sales, including a long list of parcels of land that will be sold because of non-payment of taxes.

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Description of Page: Advertisements