Staunton Spectator: January 11, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Mr. Peabody-Gen. Lee
(Column 01)Summary: The committee in charge of funeral arrangements for philanthropist George Peabody invited Robert E. Lee to attend. Col. Bolivar Christian of Staunton will also be there.
(Names in announcement: Col. Bolivar Christian)
(Column 01)Summary: Thirty-four African-Americans left Staunton for Alabama on Friday. H. P. McCormick led the migration.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: H. P. McCormick)
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton and Mechanics Building Association re-elected all their old officers at a meeting at the Fireman's Hall.Revival Meeting
(Column 01)Summary: The Southern Methodist Church of Staunton has been holding a revival meeting for the past week. Twelve or fifteen people professed faith in Christ while eight more actually joined the congregation.Lexington Presbytery
(Column 01)Summary: The Lexington Presbytery met in Staunton and dissolved the pastoral relation between the Rev. William T. Richardson and the Waynesboro Church he headed for 23 years. He leaves with the regrets of the congregation and his colleagues but will soon take charge of the Warrenton Church. In the meantime, the Rev. Robert C. Walker will handle church business.La Rue's Minstrels
(Names in announcement: Rev. William T. Richardson, Rev. Robert C. Walker)
(Column 01)Summary: La Rue's minstrel troop will perform in the Town Hall on Friday and Saturday. The comedic performance comes highly recommended.Dedication
(Column 01)Summary: "X." writes the Spectator to announce that the new African M. E. Church at Greenville has been dedicated. The Rev. Bishop Wayman of Baltimore presided and the choir sang a selection of psalms.Statistics of the Virginia Methodist Episcopal Church
(Column 01)Summary: Printed statistics concerning the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Includes increased numbers in attendance, property values, and changes thereof.
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From the report of the Rev. P. A. Peterson, made to the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, we compile the following interesting statistics: Local preachers, 153; increase, 6; members of the church, 39,611; increase, 2,754; adult baptisms, 2,331; increase, 1,030; infant baptisms, 1,110; increase, 213; number of churches, 551; increase, 91; value of churches $805,865; increase of value, $26,030; number of parsonages, 35; increase, 7; value of parsonages, $65,700; increase in value, $4,000; number of Sunday schools, 495, increase, 59; officers and teachers, 5,024; increase, 863; scholars, 26,933; increase, 4,111; volumes in Sunday school libraries, 53,695; increase, 11,550.
(Column 02)Summary: The Enquirer demanded that Virginia improve its infrastructure and cities.
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Physical development is the basis, the foundation, of all other development. Until a country is physically developed, it will have no arts, no literature, no culture, no wealth, no power, and its religion will be a feeble light -- and not a candle set on a hill.
We must develop Virginia -- all of her material resources. We must complete our railroads, finish our canal, open up our mines utilize our water-courses, build up our cities. And that is the great job of these years just now to come. -- Enquirer
(Column 02)Summary: James P. Brown and Miss Martha Reede, both of Augusta, were married near Stuart's Draft on December 30th by the Rev. C. S. M. See.Married
(Names in announcement: James P. Brown, Martha Reede, Rev. C. S. M. See)
(Column 02)Summary: Alexander Hall, formerly of Staunton, and Miss Sophia Duckett of Maryland were married in Christ Church, Baltimore, on December 8th by the Rev. T. U. Dudley.Married
(Names in announcement: Alexander Hall, Sophia Duckett, Rev. T. U. Dudley)
(Column 02)Summary: Zachary F. Crickenbarger of Albemarle and Miss Elizabeth F. Kerby of Augusta were married on December 28th at the residence of the bride's parents by the Rev. C. F. Fry.Married
(Names in announcement: Zachary F. Crickenbarger, Elizabeth F. Kerby, Rev. C. F. Fry)
(Column 02)Summary: John Graham Effinger and Miss Sallie H. Jones, daughter of the late John Jones of Richmond, were married on January 6th by the Rev. C. H. Read, assisted by the Rev. John E. Edwards.Married
(Names in announcement: John Graham Effinger, Sallie H. Jones, John Jones, Rev. C. H. Read, Rev. John E. Edwards)
(Column 02)Summary: William Blackburn and Miss Margaret Greaver, both of Augusta, were married on December 30th by the Rev. D. B. Ewing.Married
(Names in announcement: William Blackburn, Margaret Greaver, Rev. D. B. Ewing)
(Column 02)Summary: James W. Brent of Fauquier and Miss Amanda J. Taylor of Augusta were married in Washington, D. C., on January 6th by the Rev. A. P. Brown.Married
(Names in announcement: James W. Brent, Amanda J. Taylor, Rev. A. P. Brown)
(Column 02)Summary: Philip D. Tutwiler and Miss Virginia Echerd, daughter of Philip Echerd, were married on January 6th at the house of the bride's father on the Long Glade by the Rev. John Pinkerton.Married
(Names in announcement: Philip D. Tutwiler, Virginia Echerd, Philip Echerd, Rev. John Pinkerton)
(Column 02)Summary: Capt. James W. Bridge and Miss Serepta Lunsford, daughter of William Lunsford, all of Augusta, were married at Winter Green on January 5th by the Rev. John N. Lockridge.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. James W. Bridge, Serepta Lunsford, William Lunsford, Rev. John N. Lockridge)
(Column 02)Summary: Samuel L. Campbell and Miss Fannie Bridge, daughter of Jesse Bridge, all of Augusta, were married near Sherando on January 6th by the Rev. John N. Lockridge.
(Names in announcement: Samuel L. Campbell, Fannie Bridge, Jesse Bridge, Rev. John N. Lockridge)