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Staunton Spectator: 07 16, 1867

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Another Voice From Albemarle
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Summary: A counter-meeting was held in Albemarle last week to refute the "co-operation" meeting which was castigated in the Spectator last week. They issued resolutions denouncing the cooperationists, arguing that "abject behaviour will rob misfortune of its dignity," and claimed to speak for "nine-tenths of our citizens."

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Local News
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Summary: Reports that Dr. Barnas Sears, the former president of Brown University, will soon make Staunton his permanent home.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Barnas Sears)
Local News
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Summary: Local doctor R. L. Madison will be leaving the community to resume his chair at the Virginia Military Institute.
(Names in announcement: Dr. R. L. Madison)
Local News-Women's Rights
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Summary: Encourages "good husbands" to visit a local store "and buy their wives the greatest of all labor-saving machines, a good sewing machine."
(Names in announcement: Kayser, Young)
Full Text of Article:

Under this heading we advise all good husbands to call on Messrs. Kayser & Young, whose advertisement appears in today's papers and buy their wives the greatest of all labor-saving machines, a good sewing machine. "Singer's new family Sewing Machine" is pronounced "incomparably the best in existence," and no more acceptable and useful gift can be presented to any household than such a machine. If you love your wife, call and get her one.

Local News--Registration in Augusta
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Summary: Lists registration totals for the six districts composing Augusta county.
Full Text of Article:

The Boards of Registration for the districts of Churchville, Mt. Solon and Mt. Sidney, Augusta county, met yesterday, and will continue for six days. The following is a statement of the number of persons already registered in six districts of this country, which gives a majority of 1408 for the whites:

District Whites Colored Staunton No. 1 380 184 " " 2 367 258 Middlebrook " 3 407 124 Greenville, " 4 428 123 Wayensboro, 5 470 224 New Hope, 6 376 102 2428 1015
Local News
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Summary: Praises the organization of the local Friends of Temperance, whose members selected officers at a meeting last week.
(Names in announcement: H. F. Lushbaugh, Geo. W. Long, Thomas E. Fuller, John H. Lushbaugh, John T. Long, J. S. Dull, Wm. Southard, C. M. Fuller, James Gregory, Wm. D. Candler)
Full Text of Article:

WE are pleased to learn that the Friends of Temperance in this place are in a prosperous condition, and are constantly growing in strength.-We are truly glad to see our young men becoming interested in the cause of temperance and enlisting in the ranks of the cold water army, whose object and aim are to conquer that demon of destruction who is daily and hourly bringing thousands to the drunkard's grave, and stealing the last morsel of bread from the mouths of many poor children. They installed, on the first of July, the following list of officers, for the ensuing term of six months:

H. F. Lushbaugh, President; Geo. W. Long, Associate; Thomas E. Fuller, Secretary; John H. Lushbaugh, Financial Secretary; John T. Long, Treasurer; J. S. Dull, Conductor; Wm. Southward, Assistant Conductor; C. M. Fuller, I. S.; James Gregory, O. S.; Wm. D. Candler, Chaplain.

Tributes of Respect
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Summary: Offers "tributes of respect" for two women who died recently. Christina Argenbright was born in 1776 and lived in Augusta until 1855. She died on June 19. Elizabeth Carroll was "beloved by all who knew her" and was 72 when she died on July 11.
(Names in announcement: Christiana Argenbright, Elizabeth Carroll)
Full Text of Article:

Died of paralysis, near Versailles, Morgan county, Mo. Mrs. CHRISTIANA ARGENBRIGHT, on the 19th of June, 1867.

The subject of this notice was born near Staunton, Va., August 23rd, 1776, and at the time of her death was near 91 years old. She resided in Augusta, until the Fall of 1855, when she emigrated to Missouri with her eldest son.

For a number of years previous to her removal to Missouri, she had been a member of the Lutheran church, and died as tranquil as a summer's sun sinks to rest.

"Peaceful be thy silent slumber-

Peaceful in the grave so low:

Thou no more wilt join our number;

Thou no more our songs shalt know.

Yet again we hope to meet thee,

When the day of life is fled;

Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,

Where no farewell tear is shed.

Died on last Thursday night, the 11th, instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Carroll, in the 72nd year of her age.

Mrs Carroll was one of the oldest inhabitants of Staunton, and was known as a good and kindhearted woman-beloved by all who knew her. She had only to be known to be loved. Under many years of suffering, from general debility, she exhibited the highest degree of christan fortitude and patience-never murmuring or complaining. In her last moments, while surrounded by all her children and a number of relatives and friends, she expressed a willingness to "depart and be with Christ, which is far better"-thus leaving the bright testimony behind that she enjoyed the comforts and consolation of an unwavering faith in God, her spirit took its everlasting flight, and now rests in the bosom of her savior. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

She leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their irreparable loss

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Summary: Frank Montgomery, of Mint Spring, Augusta, and Josephine Dobbins were married in Charlottesville on July 9 by Rev. J. C. Bowman.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. C. Bowman, Frank Montgomery, Josephine Dobbins)

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