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Staunton Spectator: September 11, 1860

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Description of Page: Poetry, stories about Napoleon and China, poem for Bell by Finley Johnson (column 7).

French, American and English Young Ladies
(Column 6)
Summary: Comparison of the courting and marriage practices of France, England, and the United States, reflecting especially on the position of women in these nations.
Origin of Article: London Atheneum
The Scotch-Irish
(Column 7)
Summary: Excerpts of speech of Bolivar Christian to the alumni of Washington College, in which he made some observations about the "character and habits" of the Scotch-Irish settlers of the Valley of Virginia.
(Names in announcement: Esq. Bolivar Christian)

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Description of Page: Short political articles scattered on page, some from other papers, some excerpts of political speeches, etc. Columns 6-7 are ads.

How to Vote
(Column 1)
Summary: Spectator calls on voters to put aside party considerations and vote on the principle of holding the Union together. The Spectator believes that following this principle leads one logically to a vote for Bell and the Constitutional Unionists, who have a better chance at victory than Douglas.
The Ashland Speech
(Column 2)
Summary: Report of a speech delivered by Breckinridge at Ashland. Spectator is skeptical of Breckinridge's rejection of disunion and claims that his candidacy could lead to just that.
Commissioners of Election
(Column 2)
Summary: List of state commissioners for the Presidential election, appointed by the Governor.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Baylor, H.M. Bell, M.G. Harman)
[No Title]
(Column 2)
Summary: Report of Bell/Everett rallies in Richmond and Petersburg.
(Names in announcement: Col. J.B. Baldwin)
Incendiary Plot--Startling Discovery
(Column 3)
Summary: Report of a planned insurrection by blacks and whites discovered near Selma, Alabama.
Col. Baldwin's Speech
(Column 4)
Summary: Report of Col. Baldwin's speech to a Bell/Everett rally in Richmond.
(Names in announcement: Col. J.B. Baldwin)
Origin of Article: Richmond Whig
Bell and Everett Club in Augusta County
(Column 4)
Summary: Report of the first meeting of the Union Party club, held at the Academy in Mt. Sidney on September 8.
(Names in announcement: Esq. William Crawford, C.K. Hyde, J.C. McCue, William Shumate, Dr. William Bell, John Bruffey, John Yates, Addison Hyde, A. Shumake, J.W. Watson, W.P. Johnston, J.H. Parkins, Dr. W.M. Crawford, S.M. Crawford, J.B. Campbell, R.L. Doyle)
Trailer: William Crawford, Chairman; C.K. Hyde, Secretary
For the Spectator
(Column 4)
Summary: Report of the meeting of a Union Party club, held at New Hope on September 8.
(Names in announcement: Dr. J. Addison Waddell, Captain S.B. Finley, William Berry, Hugh Sheffey, Major James Crawford, Col. George Robertson, Jacob Coffman, William Crawford, J.M. Stout, J.R. Stout, H.K. Eakle, Dr. G.S. Walker, G.W. Mowry)
Trailer: S.B. Finley, President; William C. Berry, Secretary
Union Meeting
(Column 5)
Summary: Report of a meeting held in Barterbrook on September 1 to raise a Bell/Everett pole and start a Bell/Everett club.
(Names in announcement: Dr. T.W. Shelton, O. Gaper, John Hamilton, James Watson, W.S. Best, Mr. Sutler, Mr. Dold, Mr. White, Mr. Brooks, Esq. R.L. Doyle)
Trailer: John Hamilton, President; James Watson, Secretary
For the Spectator
(Column 5)
Summary: Report of the Sunday School celebration for all the schools on the Mt. Sidney circuit, held at New Hope on September 7.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Shreckhise, Osburn Ross, Rev. Davis, Richard Pool, Col. Turk, Thornton Berry)
Trailer: Thornton Berry
A Curious Ceremony
(Column 5)
Summary: Report of a ceremony held at the raising of a Lincoln pole in Martinsville, Ohio.

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Description of Page: Mostly ads, land sales, auctions, etc.

[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Story about men fined for giving women unsolicited kisses, one in New York and one in Canada.
Origin of Article: Canada Courier
(Column 1)
Summary: Died on September 8 in Staunton.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Mary Warden)
(Column 1)
Summary: Died on September 8 in the county.
(Names in announcement: Captain William Young)
Sale of Delinquent Lands
(Column 2)
Summary: List of land and town lots (and their owners) being sold for non-payment of taxes. This is not the first issue in which this list appears--it appears weekly from mid-August through late September.
(Names in announcement: S.F. Addie, Mr. Allison, Mr Watt, Andy Allison, George Allison, John Armstrong, Rachel Armstrong, M.S. Reed, James Alexander, Jeremiah Aude, Samuel Adams, Frederick Alfred, Joseph Anderson, Woodson Bailey, Elizabeth Blackwell, Matthew Bryan, James Bridge, Joseph Bowyers, Polly Black, Edwin Bryan, Elisha Bryan, James Bell, P.C. Bolsel, Charles Brawford, Robert Brown, William Blackburn, Launcelat Butler, Robert Campbell, John CrumSr., William Crawford, John Coleman, Chris Coiner, Jamison Coiner, German Coiner, John Coffee, John Clemmer, George Coiner, James Crawford, Kinney Crawford, John Calhoun, William Curry, Kinney Clingenpeel, John Coleman, Lewis Croit, Samuel Cox, Maj. Dowell, John Deverich, Nelson Dunlap, Robert Dickerson, George Deal, Martin Edwards, John Erwin, Rebecca Foster, Thomas Foster, C.B. Firebaugh, William Flanagan, Peter Firebaugh, Michael Fitzgerald, Margaret Fix, John Fulwider, John Fauber, Jeremiah Fifer, Adam Fisher, Rebecca Foster, Mr. Green, Mr. Jamison, Robert Griffith, Thomas Gwin, John Gray, Andrew Gladewell, Michael Garber, Robert Gilkeson, Robert Gamble, Ellen Garten, Susan Johnson, Samuel Hunter, Richard Hardy, Nathaniel Harlow, James Hayes, James Brooks, Daniel Humphrey, John Hughes, Robinson Hanger, Nancy Henderson, David Henderson, Thomas Holt, John Hall, M.G. Harman, John Harris, Francis Jones, Sarah Jamison, William Iserman, William Keeran, William Kinney, David Kiger, Isaac Kindig, J. Kingsolving, W.B. Wood, William Kyle, David Kyger, Jacob Kinney, George Lotts, John Lotts, Allen Lyon, Ezekiel Levi, M.B. Lines, David Lange, S. Leonard, W.R. Jamison, John Lambs, Samuel Lutz, Emanuel Long, P. Sheets, C.M. Leving, Charles Lewis, Peter Lahman, David Moore, Samuel Mines, David McCroy, Thomas McCarty, William McDonaldson, John McDowell, A. McCheaney, T. Steel, Daniel McCray, S. Miller, Newton Michell, Thomas Michell, William Murry, McLaughlin, J. McNutt, W.B. McChesney, John Ockaman, Sarah O'Brien, William Powers, C. Penn, J. Crawford, Jacob Peck, R.H. Philips, George Picket, Rebecca Paxton, C. Penn, J. Crawford, Charles Patterson, John Peyton, Mr. Putney, Mr. Watts, Mr. Dooley, H. Rhodes, F. Rhodes, Mrs. John Ray, J.R. Reynold, George Rutledge, Emanuel Reese, Asa Rosenbarger, John Reed, James Rohr, John Sower, John Sawyer, Thomas Smith, Henry Shank, John Sanger, St. Clair Stuart, Martin Snyder, Hugh Shott, Erasmus Stribling, Nicholas Sandridge, James Simons, Mark Taylor, Thomas Turk, Amos Tharpe, William Turk, J.G. Turk, George Teaford, George Troxall, John White, Luke Woodward, John Wallace, John Whitelock, Mr. Wilkeson, Mr. Walker, H.H. Whiting, Peter Zimmerman, William Young, Christian Zink, Kendall Brent, Mary Cline, William Boys, John Flinn, Jacob Gregory, William Gulley, Daniel Henderson, Hugh Heillis, John Haldeman, Catherine Jackson, John Michael, Christian Myer, Valentine Miller, William Scott, William Smith, Lewis Wayland, Thomas CowneJr., William Eagon, J.M. Trayer, Isaac Fisher, Richard Hardy, Chapman Kinney, William Trout, Maria Kurtz)

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Description of Page: Advertisements