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Staunton Spectator: July 05, 1870

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An Act
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Summary: The paper printed in full an act by the General Assembly allowing the county of Augusta and the town of Staunton to subscribe stock to incorporated companies.

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Information for Distillers of Brandy
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Summary: The paper printed a notice announcing changes in the distilling laws. The bond has been reduced and the per diem tax was eliminated. Stills must continue to be registered and pay a special tax of $50 per year. Brandy must be gauged and stamped by an inspector.
A Proposal
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Summary: James E. A. Gibbs announced that, since it appeared likely that Augusta County will vote down the proposed $300,000 subscription to the Valley Railroad, he would step in with several other investors and pick up the county's share. In return, he asked the citizens of Augusta to give him the stock on the same terms offered to the county, and that the railroad have no "depot, station, switch, or stopping place" within Augusta County except at Staunton.
(Names in announcement: James E. A. Gibbs)
Wesleyan Female Institute
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Summary: President William A. Harris oversaw commencement exercises for Staunton's Wesleyan Female Institute. Bishop E. M Marvin of Missouri delivered the sermon. Several graduates gave addresses and participated in musical performances. Also listed all the graduates.
(Names in announcement: Rev. William A. Harris, Bishop E. M. Marvin, Rev. Williams, Mattie Statton, Rev. J. Hoffman Waugh, Rev. J. A. Proctor, Sue Francis, Rev. Samuel Rogers, Corinne deLauney, Edwina Williams, Kate Rooney, Mary Powers, Lou M. Pattie, Sue H. Francis, Jamison, Gertrude Woolf, R. Hall, Annie Vandiver, Gertie Harris, Mattie Harris, Prof. Schneider, Apperson, Winston, Prof. A. J. Turner, Rev. James S. Gardner, Rev. S. S. Roszell, Bertha Ruhl, Rev. E. F. Busey, Sallie J. Austin, Sallie H. Allen, Tacie Fletcher, Alice Glascock, Stella Guice, Mollie Hall, Rebecca Hall, Roberta Hopkins, Katie Hurt, Lizzie Hurt, Anna D. Hollingsworth, Alice Hawkins, Belle Hannah, Florence Koiner, Maggie A. Keller, Mary C. Johnson, J. E. McNeer, Josaphine McCoy, Sallie Maupin, Sabina Payne, Fannie Payne, Annie Payne, Mary E. Rinker, Evelyn G. Rooney, Maggie Thompson, Kate Woolf, Fannie Wilkins, Bettie L. Fretwell, Kate Finnell, Hannah Henderson, Mary S. Hough, Bertie Maupin, Sallie Routt, Alice V. Hiser, Laura J. Strasburg, Olivia Talbott, Phoebe A. C. Veitch)

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[No Title]
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Summary: The Court of Appeals of Virginia will hold its first term at Staunton. John Paris will act as clerk of the court.
(Names in announcement: John Paris)
[No Title]
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Summary: The Rev. Dr. Sampson delivered a series of lectures at the Baptist Church on Goshen and Mt. Sinai, Palestine, and Jerusalem. The proceeds went to benefit the Baptist Church.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Sampson)
Staunton Library Association
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Summary: The Library Association will meet on Thursday. The paper praised the success of the organization and stressed the importance of having a circulating library in town.
Dictionary of the Bible
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Summary: Mr. M. A. Aderhold engaged in selling dictionaries of the Bible to the citizens of Staunton.
Staunton Male Academy
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Summary: The Staunton Male Academy closed its session on June 22nd. The paper printed a list of the graduates.
(Names in announcement: C. A. Marks, Arthur Harman, P. Summerson, A. Reese, C. Hudson, J. McChesney, Albert Harman, C. Stubbs, J. Weller, P. Woodward, C. Haile, J. Burke, H. Jackson, J. Mathews, R. Swink, A. Stuart, C. E. Young)
Trial of Reaper
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Summary: A trial of reapers was held on June 28th on the farm of J. Wayt Bell. The Hubbard Reaper and Mower won the contest.
(Names in announcement: J. Wayt Bell, Col. J. B. Baldwin, M. W. D. Hogshead, Davis Craig, W. H. Gamble, D. R. Williams, John J. Bell, Alexander Anderson, Thomas Burke)
I. O. O. F.
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Summary: Staunton Lodge No. 45, I. O. O. F., elected officers for the upcoming term.
(Names in announcement: Maj. James W. Newton, Newton Argenbright, James F. Patterson, Rev. J. C. Wheat, Frank Prufer)
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Summary: Harvey Risk and Mrs. D. A. Hughes, formerly of Mobile, Alabama, were married in Staunton at the Wesleyan Institute on June 30th by the Rev. William A. Harris.
(Names in announcement: Harvey Risk, D. A. Hughes, Rev. William A. Harris)
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Summary: John Churchman died at his Augusta County residence on May 29th after a long illness. He was 78 years old. He was an able businessman and a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
(Names in announcement: John Churchman)
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Summary: Mt. Zion Lodge, No. 12, F. A. M. elected officers for the coming year.
(Names in announcement: J. J. Christian, A. Shoveler, T. G. Gaskins, G. A. Jackson, O. D. Morris, R. T. Jefferson, Taylor Farrow, Andrew Patterson)

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