Staunton Spectator: April 5, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Classified ads and poetry, columns 1-2, report of skirmishing in Alabama, column 5
An Impressive Scene-- Bishop Meade and Gen. Lee
(Column 3)Summary: Describes how General Lee wept by the death bed of Bishop Meade of Virginia, and how Meade in turn gave Lee his blessings to continue fighting the Yankees.
Origin of Article: Montgomery AdvertiserTrailer: S. S.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Offers thoughts on what women think about themselves.The Way to Grow Rich
(Column 3)Summary: Provides a critical view of what it means to be rich.
Full Text of Article:Comforting to Old Maids
Nothing is more easy than to grow rich. It is to trust nobody, to befriend none; to heap interests upon interests, cent upon cent; to destroy all the finer feelings of nature, and be rendered mean, miserable and despised, for some twenty or thirty years, and riches will come as sure as disease, disappointment and a miserable death.
(Column 3)Summary: Reports on a custom in New Hampshire that prevents any woman from ever becoming an old maid by encouraging men to bid money for single women.Sorghum
(Column 4)Summary: Offers suggestions for producing abundant and healthy quantities of sorghum.
Origin of Article: Lexington GazetteWeights and Measures
(Column 4)Summary: Provides a table with the weight measurement of individual bushels of corn, wheat, and other crops.Plant Mustard
(Column 4)Summary: The author urges readers to plant mustard, which he considers a necessary and profitable crop.
Origin of Article: Columbus SunPractical Amalgation [sic]
(Column 4)Summary: Tells about a case in Chicago where a white woman brought charges of seduction against a black man.Plain Talk
(Column 4)Summary: Argues that Lincoln has compromised the Constitution in his prosecution of the war.
Origin of Article: Louisville JournalSpeech of Hon. Mr. Lamar, On the Confederate Cause in Europe
(Column 5)Summary: Reprints portion of a speech given by Hon. L. Q. C. Lamar before a Macon, Georgia, audience. Lamar argues that Britain is among the European supporters of the South, despite the fact that it has not officially recognized the Confederacy.Cheap Soap
(Column 5)Summary: Offers a recipe for making soap inexpensively.Abstract of the Speech of Hon. A. H. Stephens
(Column 6)Summary: Reprints portion of Alexander Stephens speech. Stephens offers reassurance about the availability of necessary supplies.
Origin of Article: Columbus TimesThe Folly and Wickedness of Continuing the War
(Column 6)Summary: Provides extract from speech given in New Jersey by a Northern legislator that suggests the costs of continuing to fight the South are too high.Cotton, Cotton Yarns, Cotton Cloth and Cards for the People of Virginia
(Column 7)Summary: Reports on an act passed by the Virginia legislature that would make cotton products more readily available to the state's residents.Love Undiminished By Amputation
(Column 7)Summary: Relates touching story of a woman who vowed to continue loving an English soldier who lost both an arm and a leg.The Darkey
(Column 7)Summary: Reports on the killing of a black regiment near Yazoo City.
Description of Page: Reports of skirmishing in Tennessee and Alabama, column 3
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that Lincoln is calling out the entire militia force of the North, and that several hundred Northern men have taken up arms against the President.Government Property
(Column 1)Summary: Supports a bill before the Confederate Congress that would require citizens who possess guns, bayonets, and other government property to pay taxes on that property or else return it to the government.Justices of the Peace
(Column 1)Summary: Clarifies intent of recent legislation exempting justices of the peace from military service.Taxes in Virginia
(Column 1)Summary: Reports on the successful collection of taxes in Virginia.Grant's Programme
(Column 2)Summary: Outlines what is rumored to be General Grant's plan for wiping out the South by the end of the summer.More Deserters to be Shot
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that three more Virginia soldiers are to be shot for having deserted the army.
Origin of Article: Rockingham RegisterFrom the Stonewall Brigade
(Column 2)Summary: Tells about the adventure of three members of the Stonewall Brigade, who approached a Yankee cavalry near the Rapidan River, fired shots, and returned safely to camp.The Militia Organization
(Column 2)Summary: Explains how Confederate authorities would organize all men between 18 and 45 into the militia.From Fredericksburg
(Column 2)Summary: Reports on the capture of three Confederate soldiers near Fredericksburg.A Good Suggestion
(Column 3)Summary: Suggests that instead of paying planters with currency, the government should give them necessary farm implements when impressing their crops.The Richmond Enquirer Says:
(Column 3)Summary: Prints the Richmond Enquirer's opinion that the defeat of Lincoln's army, rather than any negotiation with the Yankees, will bring peace.
Origin of Article: Richmond EnquirerMore Confederate Captures--Two Yankee Schooners Seized
(Column 3)Summary: Reports on the destruction of two Yankee schooners by members of the 15th Virginia Cavalry.No Time to Lose
(Column 3)Summary: Notes that conscripts between ages of 17 and 19, and between 45 and 50, can organize into companies at any time.Enlistment of Deserters
(Column 3)Summary: Reminds readers that the enlistment of deserters violates Confederate law.Northern News
(Column 4)Summary: Prints copies of various Yankee dispatches, U.S. Congressional news, and Lincoln proclamations.Gen. Imboden's Command
(Column 4)Summary: Reports on the growth of religious activity among members of General Imboden's Brigade.
Origin of Article: Rockingham RegisterFull Text of Article:Table for the Times
We have recen[t]ly learned some interesting and gratifying facts in connection with the state of religious feeling in Gen. Imboden's command. The Brigade Chaplain, Rev. Geo. G. Brooke, of the Baltimore Conference of the M. E. Church, is an earnest, zealous, pious, and most industrious laborer in that department of God's moral vineyard. Since the Brigade has been encamped where it now is, about 50 of the soldiers have professed religion and joined one or the other branches of the christian church. "A camp church" has been established, into which have been gathered all the members of the different churches. Preaching and other religious services and a good many tracts and other religious books have been circulated and read in the command. The soldiers, a very large proportion of whom are intelligent gentlemen, are beginning to take a deep interest in spiritual matters, so that there is reason to hope for a still better condition of things in this department of our army. Rev. Mr. Brooke is assisted in his labors of love by Rev. Jno. Lafferty, chaplain to the 18th Reg't., a talented, zealous, and highly intelligent member of the Va. Annual conference.--Rock. Register.
(Column 4)Summary: Table provides a look at the devaluation of Confederate currency.In the County Court of Augusta
(Column 5)Summary: Justices of Augusta County Court offer resolutions of condolence to the family of William Guy, Esq., recently deceased.For the Spectator
(Names in announcement: William GuyEsq., William A. BurnettD. C.)
(Column 5)Summary: J. Gordon Riley offers thanks to the people of Churchville, and especially to J. H. Bear and family, for being so kind while he recovered from injuries.
(Names in announcement: J. H. Bear)Trailer: J. Gordon Riley, Captain and Inspector of Cavalry Equipments, C. S. ArsenalFor the Spectator
(Column 5)Summary: Calls for the punishment of deserters, who can be seen walking the streets and pilfering through the neighborhood.
Full Text of Article:
I wish to call the attention of the proper authorities to the subject of desertion, as some who have left their posts, since last summer, are now skulking about home and friends, and are engaged in pilfering through the neighborhood. As the campaign will open in a few weeks, I think it is the duty of all officers and men to be at their posts without any further delay, and it is the duty of those, who have it in charge, to arrest every deserter, and mete out to him such punishment as the military code provides.
Trailer: A CITIZENParagraph Matrimonial
(Column 5)Summary: Compares women to china and fabric in explaining to young men how they should go about picking a wife.
Full Text of Article:Married
Choosing a wife is a perilous piece of business. Do you suppose there is nothing of it but evening visits, bouquets, and popping the question? My dear simple young man, you ought not to be trusted out by yourself alone! Take care that you don't get the China article, that looks exceedingly pretty on the mantlepiece, until the gilt and ornament are all rubbed off, and then is fit only for the dust-pile! A wife should be selected on the same principle as a calico gown. Bright colors and gay patterns are not always the best economy. Get something that will wash and wear. Nothing like the suns and showers of matrimony to bleach out these deceptive externals.
Dont' [sic] choose the treasure by gas light, or in a parlor sitting. Broad daylight is the best time--a kitchen the most sensible place. Bear in mind, sir, that the article once bargained for, you can't exchange it if it don't suit. If you buy a watch and it don't run as you expected, you can send it to a jeweler, to be repaired; in the case of a wife, once paired, you can't repair. She may run in the wrong direction--very well, sir, all that is left for you is to run after her, and an interesting chase you will probably find it! If you get a good wife, you will be the happiest fellow alive! If you get a bad one, you may, as well sell yourself for two and sixpence, at once! Just as well consider all these things beforehand, young man!
(Column 6)Summary: Rev. T. L. Preston married Rev. William Houston and Mary Waddell on March 24, at the home of the bride's father, Dr. Waddell Livingston, in Waynesboro.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. L. Preston, Rev. William Houston, Miss Mary Waddell, Dr. Livingston Waddell)
(Column 6)Summary: Rev. C. B. Hammack married David H. Reubush and C. F. Rubush on March 27.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. B. Hammack, Mr. David H. Reubush, Miss C. F. Rubush)
(Column 6)Summary: Nancy R. Newman died on March 2 of pneumonia at age 64.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Nancy R. Newman)
(Column 6)Summary: Mrs. Eveline Bell died on March 26 of paralysis in her home in Augusta County.Virginia
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Eveline Bell, Mr. William H. Bell)
(Column 6)Summary: In Sipes v. Sipes, Angeline Sipes seeks a divorce from Henry F. Sipes.
(Names in announcement: A. F. KinneyClerk, Angeline Sipes, B. F. Collins, Henry F. Sipes, George Baylor)Trailer: A. F. Kinney, ClerkVirginia
(Column 6)Summary: In Sullivan v. Sullivan, John O. Sullivan seeks a divorce from Eliza O. Sullivan.
(Names in announcement: A. F. KinneyClerk, John O. Sullivan, Eliza O. Sullivan)Trailer: A. F. Kinney, ClerkVirginia
(Column 6)Summary: In Craun v. Craun & Imboden, James R. Craun seeks payment of a debt owed to him by Daniel M. Craun and John D. Imboden.
(Names in announcement: A. F. KinneyClerk, Jas. R. Craun, Daniel M. Craun, John D. Imboden)Trailer: A. F. Kinney, ClerkVirginia
(Column 6)Summary: In Craun v. Craun, George and Joseph Craun, executors of the John Craun estate, seek payment of debt from Daniel Craun.
(Names in announcement: A. F. KinneyClerk, George Craun, Joseph H. Craun, John Craun, Daniel M. Craun)Trailer: A. F. Kinney, ClerkVirginia
(Column 6)Summary: In Churchman v. Lambert, et. al., John Churchman seeks payment of debts.
(Names in announcement: A. F. KinneyClerk, John Churchman, Samuel Lambert, Adam Lambert, Isaac Kibler, Yates, B. H. Kibler, John Hale)Trailer: A. F. Kinney, Clerk[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: In Reynolds v. Croft, Peck, & Doom, Joseph Reynolds seeks to establish a title bond.
(Names in announcement: A. F. KinneyClerk, Joseph Reynolds, Michael Croft, Henry H. Peck, George Doom)Trailer: A. F. Kinney, ClerkNotice
(Column 6)Summary: Announces meeting of the Augusta Medical Society on April 14.Overseers of Poor
(Names in announcement: Samuel KennerlyJr.)
(Column 6)Summary: Announces that the annual Overseers of the Poor meeting will be held next Monday at the poor house.
(Names in announcement: A. J. GarberPresident)