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Staunton Spectator: 07 10, 1866

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[No Title]
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Summary: "Spectator" offers an account of "an exhibition participated in by the pupils of Z. T. Samuels' School" in the neighborhood of Spring Hill.
(Names in announcement: Z. T. Samuels, John H. Rodes, Ella Stultz, Alice P. Lawton, Newton Smith, Charlie Wilson, Ginnie Spitler, Charlie Keran, Mollie Hamrick, Mollie Yago, Rettie Sheets, Callie Neff, Maggie Houff, Willietta Thompson, Lucie Rankin, Fannie Lambert, Albert T. Curry, John W. D. Curry, James Curry, Lafayette Jones, Willie Leeper, Daniel J. Link, John H. Rhodes, Hesekiah Curry, Miletes Wine)
Trailer: Spectator

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The New Party
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Summary: Argues for the formation of a new national party because "the parties that directly or indirectly reduced it to its present extremity may not rescue it from the impending danger." Former Democrats should unite "under another and less obnoxious name."
Origin of Article: Lynchburg Virginian
Full Text of Article:

There seems, says the Lynchburg Virginian, to be a very general concurrences of opinion amongst men who are not incurably wedded to old party organization, that a new National Administration party should be formed. The country is in peril, and the parties that directly or indirectly reduced it to its present extremity may not rescue it from the impending danger. The democrats cannot do it; the Republicans will not. The one is impotent; th other hopelessly corrupt. Each men claim their fair share of responsibility for having contributed to th wreck and ruin of our once fair and stately republic. But, we will forgive the Democrats if now, with true self-abnegation, they will forego their efforts to save the republic democratically and unite upon new men, under another and less obnoxious name, to make common cause against the common enemy. Let the dead bury the dead, whilst live men attend to the living issues that are upon them.

We have the testimony of one of the most distinguished Democrats in this country, an ex-cabinet officer who has represented his country abroad -- that the Democratic party, with its war record, cannot succeed again in the North. And this fact should be obvious to all who note the signs of the times. Let us, therefore, taking the President's national policy and what is left of State-rights and the Constitution, as the basis of our organization, create a new national party that will be co-extensive with the Union. Whilst we are individually willing to forego and abandon every prejudice of a political character we ever imbibed, we are yet firmly convinced that a new party is indispensable to the welfare of the country.

The President, who has taken a noble stand in defence of the Constitution and republican government is in imminent danger of being overborne by a Radical and revolutionary Congress, and all patriotic men should rush to the rescue. Let us proceed at once with the organization.--There is no time to be lost.

Pauperism and Crime in the United States
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Summary: Figures on crime and pauperism are used to argue that the ratio of each are eight times higher in the North than in the South, or five times higher if only "native born Americans" are included in the Northern figures.
Origin of Article: New York News
The Democratic Address
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Summary: Excerpts from a recent address by the Democratic members of Congress, denouncing the denial of representation to the Southern states.

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Local News
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Summary: Mattie Dold, a resident of Fishersville, recently received a medal from the Southern Literary Institute.
(Names in announcement: Mattie E. Dold)
Local News--Concert
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Summary: Reports that a concert given last week at the Presbyterian Church was "the finest musical entertainment ever given in this place."
[No Title]
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Summary: A. T. Maupin, the local postmaster, responds to an article in the Lexington Gazette & Banner criticizing the management of the Staunton post office.
(Names in announcement: A. T. Maupin)
A Case of Bigamy
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Summary: Recounts the tale of Timothy O'Neale, who is reported to have wives in Fairfax and Rockingham counties in addition to one in Waynesboro.
(Names in announcement: Timothy O'Neale)
Origin of Article: Rockingham Register
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Summary: Mollie Berry and James Sellers were married on June 28 by Rev. J. J. Engle.
(Names in announcement: James M. Sellers, Mollie E. Berry, Rev. J. J. Engle)
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Summary: R. Kate Myers and David Kerr were married on July 1 by Rev. J. J. Engle.
(Names in announcement: David M. Kerr, R. Kate Myers, Rev. J. J. Engle)
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Summary: Mrs. Lou W. Hawkins, the wife of Jas. Hawkins, formerly of Staunton, died in Danville on June 25.
(Names in announcement: Lou W. Hawkins, Jas. P. Hawkins)

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