Staunton Spectator: October 19, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Address of Prof. J. W. Mallet
(Column 02)Summary: The paper printed the address of Professor J. W. Mallet, delivered before the Agricultural Society of Augusta County at the Augusta County Fair. He argued that given the present condition of Virginia, it is all the more important to develop the state's agricultural resources.
Augusta County Fair General Remarks
(Column 01)Summary: The paper gave a general account of the Augusta County Fair, praising the visitors, exhibitors, and competitors. Attendance was estimated as follows: 3,000 on the first day, 10,000 on the second day, and 9,000 on the third day. The editors also recorded an account of the speeches, sporting events, and contests.
(Column 01)Summary: Miss Mary Julia Baldwin, principal, opened the Augusta Female Seminary for the fall term. A number of applicants had to be turned away because of a lack of space.Wyman Coming
(Names in announcement: Mary Julia Baldwin)
(Column 01)Summary: The wizard Wyman will perform at Union Hall. He "never fails to draw large audiences" and is "quite a favorite with our people."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton Musical Association performed "The Haymakers," an operatic cantata. The performance drew a full house at the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute. Miss Mollie Hawkins was particularly impressive in her solo of the Dairy Maid.Improvements By Merchants
(Names in announcement: Mollie Hawkins)
(Column 01)Summary: Several Staunton merchants have been renovating and expanding their buildings in testament to the good business in town.Dramatic Readings
(Names in announcement: Davis A. Kayser, Ackerman, J. S. Gilliam, Hendry, Fagan, James A. Piper, J. J. Foster, B. F. Points)
(Column 01)Summary: Those who attended the dramatic readings of Henry Scharf in the Odd Fellows Hall on the 12th enjoyed an "intellectual feast." He read "A Candle Lecture," "Bridge of Sighs," "Bardell vs. Pickwick," "Temptations of St. Anthony," and "Shamus O'Brien."Fatal Accident
(Column 01)Summary: William Todd, son of Capt. James H. Todd, was killed in an accident while on the way back from the fair when his horse reared. Dr. S. Homer Henkel tried to save him after he had been taken to the home of Mrs. R. Hamrick, but to no avail.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: William Todd, Capt. James H. Todd, Dr. S. Homer Henkel, R. Hamrick)
(Column 01)Summary: Heinrich Kaupman writes the Spectator to complain of neglect at the Staunton Lyceum.Official List of Premiums Awarded at the Augusta County Fair
(Names in announcement: Heinrich Kaupman)
(Column 01)Summary: List of prizes awarded at the fair.Married
(Column 05)Summary: John Crousehorn and Miss Ann Eliza Plecker, daughter of Samuel Plecker of Augusta, were married on October 7th by the Rev. J. C. Hensell.Married
(Names in announcement: John Crousehorn, Ann Eliza Plecker, Samuel Plecker, Rev. J. C. Hensell)
(Column 05)Summary: Joseph G. Wiley and Miss Amelia W. Pemberton, both of Staunton, were married on October 14th by the Rev. George B. Taylor.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Joseph G. Wiley, Amelia W. Pemberton, Rev. George B. Taylor)
(Column 05)Summary: Mrs. Ann Brown died near Middlebrook of typhoid fever on September 20th.
(Names in announcement: Ann Brown)