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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 27 December 1870

Volume XLVIII. PUBLIBHKD IbTEBT TUESDAY MORHIKG BY Hi.ch.ard MaTirr^j&^o^ sTjBS^II?TIC?irRATES. Jor 1 yr. $3 in currency or equivalent in specie, or 6 mo. 1.50 Per 8 mo. 85 Read This! fcau To any one who will send us two new sub scribers and six dollars, wo will send the Specta tor for one year gratis. To such as may send us five or more advance paying subscribers, we will allow a commission •f 25 per e«nt. on the subscriptions obtained, which may be retained by the persons sending them. , .. " , $m~ Subscriptions will not be discontinued, except at the option of the Editor, till all arrear ages be paid. ADVERTISING RATES. A.DvrRTiSEMKi. T8 will be inserted at the rate •r" One Dollar per Square of Eight Lines or less, 'or the first and 50 cents for each subsequent in •jrtion. Unless the number of insertions be maked upon the manuscript it will be publish ed until forbid and charged accordingly. ,3ZB#~ Obituaries, Announcements of Candidates for Office, Communications calling upo...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 27 December 1870

Tuesday, December 27,1870. The 80-called Bail Road Tax. Some speak of the vote to subscribe to the Valley R. R. as a vote to tax the citi zens of this county. This is a palpable misap plication of words. It is true that technically it is a tax, but substantially it is not. It is rather a vote to get rid of a heavy tax, than to levy an additional tax. Let us examine it for a moment. Every farmer who wishes to go to Richmond by rail way, to attend to business, has to pay as fare $6.80. A fair remunerative price would be about $4. Tbe farmer is therefore taxed $280 and a like sum returning, equal to $5.60, on each round trip. Again, every farmer has to pay on every bar rel of flour, or whiskey, or brandy, and on ev ery head of stock, every bushel of corn, rye, oats, potatoes, apples, &c, about double as much as would be a fair rate of transportation. He is, therefore, taxed by the R. R. to the ex tent of this double freight, on every thing he has to send to market. On such articles...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 27 December 1870

%ty:tatoi\ Staunton Library Association.—We" are requested by the President to state that the semi annual meeting of the Association will be held on Thursday, Jan. sth, in the room adjoining the Library. A full meeting is specially re quested. 2t For a specimen of our job work, see a card posted up in tbe vestibule of the Presbyterian church of this place—"The pews of this church are free." Persons who dislike rented pews will now be able to attend worship at this church without embarrassment. . ■. Winchester Times.—We regret to learn from the last number of this journal, that Mr. Henry D. Beall, local editor and business man ager, has retired from the position which he so ably filled. His withdrawal from the "Times" was caused by ill-health. He is an energetic, "live man," aad we wish him a full measure of success wherever he may go and in whatever business he may embark. ... Accident.— Geo. W. Koiner, son of Mr. Cy rus Koiner, on the evening of the 22nd instant, whilst going from ...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 27 December 1870

THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR. BY GEORGE D. PRENTICE. The following beautiful poem was published originally as the Carrier's Address to the patrons of the Louisville Journal, on the commence ment of the year 1832. On the 20th of January, 1836, it was reprinted on satin by subscription. It deserves to be printed in letter* of gold; for it is the chef d'oauvre of one whose poetry has thrilled, electrified, and enchanted the nation. Gone I gone forever! —Like a rushing wave Another year has burst upon the shore Of earthly being—and its last low tones, Wandering in broken accents on tho air, Are dying to an echo. The gay Spring With its young charms is gone—gone with its leaves — Its atmosphere of roses—its white clouds Slumbering like seraphs on the air—its birds Telling their loves in music—and its streams Leaping and shouting from the up-piled rocks To make earth echo with the joy of waves. And Summer, with its dews and showers, has gone— Its rainbows glowing on the distant cloud Like spirit...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 3 January 1871

Tuesday, January 3, 1871. Vote on the Railroad Question. We are gratified to know that Mr. Garrett has had the good sense to apply to the Legis lature for a change in the law authorizing a vote to be taken on the question of subscribing $200,000 to the Valley R. R. By the- law as it stood when the question was votedjjtyi be fore, the town of Staunton was conaifidated with the county in taking the vote. By this arrangement the people of the town were au thorized to vote to lay a tax on the people of the county. This was wrongsra principle and justly objectionable to the people of the county. We were opposed to this feature of the law from the beginning. We regarded it as one of those little pieces of strategy which was of questionable propriety and mischievous in prac tice. Mr. Garrett very properly discards it from his programme, and prefers to bring the question squarely before the people of the coun ty, voting by themselves, apart from the town, to decide for themselves, whether t...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 3 January 1871

The Carrier—Wright— returns thanks to our town subscribers for their liberality in response to his annual address on yesterday. m^m -. Our citizens will be delighted to read the an nouncement that Mr. James P. Cowardin will deliver his humorous lecture on the "Humors of the Court Room," in the town ball, on next Thursday night. •♦— Charades and Tableaux.—The young la dies of the Wesleyan Female Institute gave a highly interesting charade and tableaux enter tainment in the hall of the new Institute build ing, on last Friday night, in the presence of quite a large and select audience. Officers elect of Staunton Lodge No. 45 I. O. O. F., for the Ist term, 1871:—For Noble Grand, Newton Argenbright; Vice Grand, Edwin T. Kinney; Secretary, James F. Patterson ; Treas urer, Rev. J. C. Wheat; Chaplain, A. M. Simp son. Mt. Sidney Lodge, No. 119.—Noble Grand, T. W- McClung; Vice Grand, Robert Kinney; Secretary, John W. Watson ; Treasurer, C. A. Roler; Chaplain, Wm. M. Crawford. At a regular me...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 10 January 1871

Volume XLVIII. PUBLISHED EVEEY TUESDAY MORNING BY Rioliard RATES. For 1 yr. $3 in currency or equivalent in specie. For 6 mo. 1.50 For 8 mo. 85 Read This ! Vsu To any one who will send us two new suh teribcrs and six dollars, we will send the Specta tor for one year gratis. To such as may send us five or more advance paying subscribers, we will allow a commission •f 25 por cent, on the subscriptions obtained, which may be retained by the persons sending them. jßiff' Subscriptions will not be discontinued, except at the option of the Editor, till all arrear ages b« paid. ADVERTISING RATES. Advertisements will be inserted at the rate «i One Dollar per Squaro of Eight Lines or less, r or the first and 50 cents for each subsequent in ,3rtioe.. Unless the number of insertions be snaked upon the manuscript it will be publish ed until forbid and charged accordingly ;®ff"* Obituaries, Announcements of Candidates for Office, Communications calling upon, Advoca r ting or Opposing Candidates, ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 10 January 1871

£tmmton __$___totj Tuesday, January 10, 1871* A GRAVE MISTAKE. Will the Valley R. R. he Built without the Augusta Subscription. One of the most prominent reasons urged by the opponents of the subscription to the Vailey R. R., is, that it will be built without the aid of Augusta. Even if this were true, we must confess that their view of the matter is not very creditable to our county people. It im plies that they would be willing to reap where they have not sown ; to enjoy the fruits of oth er people's labor, without putting their own hands to tho plough. What would have been thought of tbe people of Augusta if, during the late war, they bad refused to go into the army on the plea that the people of other parts of the State would drive the Yankees from our soil? Such a suggestion would have been re ceived with scorn and indignation. Our peo ple are not in the habit of sponging on others, or seeking to enjoy the fruits of the labor of others, without giving a fair equivalent there fo...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 10 January 1871

itatmtmt j^rtator. S. N. Giles is selling off his entire stock at cost. 2t Spectacles Found.—A pair of Spectacles was found at the Methodist Fair. Call at this Office. Mr. Sam'l Hartley, well known to many of our citizens, died in Alexandria, on the night of the 4th inst., of paralysis. .——•-• The January number of the Southern Planter and Farmer, published in Richmond, Va., con tains a map of Louisa county, by Jed. Hotch kiss, topographical engineer, of Staunton, Va. ■»• The little child of Mr. and Mrs Jno. M. Har dy, which fell in the fire and was badiy burned, on last Tuesday, w.i are glad to learn, is much improved and is doing well. _#-. Rev. A. B. Earle. a distinguished minister of the Baptist church, will commence a series of sermons in the Baptist church of this place, to-night, (Tuesday) at 7 o'clock. .-♦-. Fixe Pictures.—We have examined some fine porcelain and other style pictures, taken by Mr. B. M. Clinedinst, photographer of this place, which are equal to any we have e...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 10 January 1871

Felix's Daughter.; There came to port last Sunday night The queerest little craft, Without an inch of rigging on— I looked, looked and laughed. It was so singular that she Should cross the unknown water, And moor herself right in my room — My daughter 1 oh, my daughter! Yet by these present witness all, She's welcome fifty times, And comes consigned to Hope, Love, And common metre rhymes. She has no manifest but this, No flag floats o'er tho water. She's too new for the British Lloyd's— My daughter! oh, my daughter! Ring out, wild bells —and tame ones, too — Ring out the lover's moon, Ring in the little worsted socks, Ring in the bib and spoon; Ring out the muse, ring in the nurse, Ring in the milk and water, Away with paper, pens and ink— My daughter! oh, my daughter ! Lunch for Humorists. • »• An old bachelor's idea—When taken to be well shaken—the baby. An inexperienced farmer tried to make good corned beef by giving his oxen whisky. A Manchester (Vermont) man has been blind ever...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 17 January 1871

Volume XLVIII. PUBLISHED IVEBY TUESDAY MOBNING BY Richard Mauzy & Q?^ _Tf_fli3cltTPiTON RATES. For 1 yr. $3 in currency or equivalent in specie. For (J mo. 1.50 " For a mo. oo Read This ! To any one who will send us two new sub scribers and six dollars, we will send the Specta tor for one year gratis. To such as may send us five or more advance paying subscribers, we will allow a commission of 25 par cent, on tho subscriptions obtained, which may be retained by the persons sending them. . jttSf Subscriptions will not be uiscontinued, except at the option of the Editor, till all arrear ages be paid. ADVERTISING RATES. Advertisements will be inserted at the rate .1 One Dollar per Square of Eight Lines or less, p or the first and 50 cents for each subsequent in .«rtion. Unless the number of insertions be ■laked upon the manuscript it will be publish ed until forbid and charged accordingly. Obituaries, Announcements of Candidates for Office, Communications calling upon, Advoca ting ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 17 January 1871

Staunton Tuesday, January 17, 1871. Railroad Snbscriptions. Io noticing the discussion which occurred in the House of Delegates on Friday last upon the bill to authorize counties and towns to sub scribe to works of internal improvement, the Richmond Whig of Saturday says: '"The sub ject is a very important one, and demands the attention not only of the Legislature but of the people. Strange to say, there are those who are opposed to granting this power to the coun ties and towns, and stranger still, they base their opposition upon the fact, which of all others demonstrates its necessity—to wit: the denial by the constitution to the Legislature of the power to make appropriations to such works on behalf of the State. These great works are as necessary to communities as tbe ploughs and the hoes with which the soil is tilled. In vain do the farmers make their crops, if they are not to be allowed access to market. The roads by which that access is to be secured are too costly for indivi...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 17 January 1871

itatratfln ggyfafar. Tom Ellis, better known as "Chicken Tom," was escorted to the penitentiary on this morning's train, by Sergeant Parent and deputy Sheriff Harlan. The chickens in this vicinity can now come out without fear of molestation. ..». Sale of Store Building.—The building oc cupied as a store on Main street, by S. N. Gile3, belonging to the estate of Simpson F. Taylor, deed., was sold, on Saturday last, at public sale, by E. M. Gushing, Auctioneer, for the sum of $4,850 —F. M. Young being the purchaser. Jvstice. —We have received for publication a communication signed "Justice," complaining of the want of accommodations provided the traveling public by the C. & O. R. li., and spe cifically mentioning the depots at Staunton and Waynesboro. It is unaccompanied by the name of the au thor, and consequently we decline to publish it. It is a wise and universally observed rule of the Press not to publish communications unless the ham«s of the author be furnished. . •-« Educ...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 17 January 1871

The Aged Stranger. AN INCIDENT OF THE WAR. BY BRET HAUTE. "I was with Grant"—the stranger said ; Said the farmer: "Say no more, But rest thee here at my cottage porcb, For thy feet are weary and sore." "I was with Grant"—the stranger said; Said tho farmer: "Nay, no more— I prithee sit at my frugal board, And eat of my humble store." "How fares ray boy—my soldier boy, Of the old Ninth army corps ? I warrant he bore him galiantly, In the smoke and the battle's roar." "I know him not," said the aged man, "And, as I remarked before, I was with Grant"—"Nay, nay, I know," Said the farmer, "Sny no more." "He fell in battle—l see, alas ! Thou didst smooth these tidings o'er— Nay ; speak the truth, whatever it be, Though it rend my bosom's core. "How fell ho; with his face to the foe, Upholding the flag he bore ? O ! say not that my boy disgraced The uniform that he wore! "J cannot tell," said tho aged man, And should have remarked before, That I was with Grant—in Illinois Some three years b...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 24 January 1871

Volume XLVIII. ffiatuttim_spMtatßr. PUBLISHES EVERY TUESDAY MOHHIKQ BY Richard IS^aiizyj&jDo^ _HJBSCRTptION RATES. Tor 1 yr. $3 in currency or equivalent in specie. For 6 mo. 1.50 " " " Far 8 mo. 85 " " " Read This ! feA. To any one who will send us two new sub scribers and six dollars, we will send the Spscta tor for one year gratis. To such as may send us five or more advance paying subscribers, we will allow a commission •f 25 per cent, on the subscriptions obtaiaed. which may be retained by the persons sending them. . £!_r Subscriptions will not be discontinued, except at the option of the Editor, till all arrear ages be paid. ADVERTISING RATES. Advertisements will be inserted at the rate •f One Dollar per Squaro of Eight Lines or less, "or the first and 50 cents for each subsequent in- Unless the number of insertions be eiaked upon the manuscript it will he publish ed until torbid and charged accordingly. J__r- Obituaries, Announcements of Candidates for Office, Communicati...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 24 January 1871

Tuesday, January 24. 1871. Railroad Subscription. The bill which passed the Senate on Thurs day last, and which, on motion of Mr. Coch ran, was taken up in the House, and, being amended, was discussed till adjournment on Friday last,—entitled, "a bill to authorize the county of Augusta to subscribe to the capital stock of tho Valley Railroad Company and of the Shenendoah Valley Railroad Company,"— authorizes the County Court to make an order submitting, to the legal voters of the county, the question of subscribing, by one joint vote, not less than $200,000 to the stock of the Val ley Railroad Company, and not less than $100,- -090 to the stock of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad Company. To carry the subscription, it must receive three-fifths of the votes cast. The first section of the bill shows its charac ter, and is as follows: "1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the County Court of Augusta county to make an order requiring the Sheriff or Commiss...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 24 January 1871

£tamrt<m Jipdator. There was nothing done in Court yesterday of special public interest. . . • »■ We regret that the letter of our Lexington correspondent, "Cuss," was received too late for insertion in this issue. • •« In the Temperance Hall in Charlottesville on Friday night, the 10th instant, our former towns man, Y. Howe Peyton, Esq. delivered a forcible and eloquent lecture on the following subject: — "Poverty— its Causes and Cure." On Thursday night, the 12th instant, some one or more rogues stole the slates, books, &c, be longing to the pupils left in the school-house at Peaco's mill. Pupils should take their books home with them. Such rogues, if caught, should be severely punished. .-•-- Tbe style now is to have the initials of your name stamped or printed on the paper upon which you write your letters and also upon the envelopes containing them. Such paper and envelopes already stamped can be had at Cowan's Bookstore. Wo have been presented with a box of paper and en...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 24 January 1871

Mother Goose's Tea-Party. Hink ! minx I hink! my eyelids wink ; Mary, I'll have a feast; Since all were out, at my last rout, Is many a year, at least. The prating fools of modern schools Would have me sound asleep; ? Tis time to call my children all And give the world a peep. So take the broom, sweep up the room, And then the table spread ; We'll have one night as gay and bright As any that have fled. Wake Little 80-Peep, now fast asleep, And rouse up Heart's good Queen ; Bid Robin Hood from out of the wood With his men in Lincoln green, Bold Valentine and Jack so fine, Who cracked the Giants' pates, To come with Spratt, who ate no fat, And his wife, who licked the plates. Tell Jack and Gill upon the hill, And Humpty on his wall, With old King Cole, that good old soul, They must obey the call. We'll have a feast where Beauty's Beast Shall sup with Silver Hair; Red Riding Hood and Orson good, And Cinderilla fair. The children, too, who in the shoe Were all so poorly fed. With Jenny ...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 31 January 1871

Volume XLVIII. fUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY MOBHIBG BY ~~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES. For 1 yr. $3 in currency or equivalent in specie. For 6 mo. 1.60 Fer3mo. 85 " Read TLis! *Hft- To any one who will send us two new sub scribers and six dollars, we will send the Specta- Ur for one year gratis. To such as may send us five or more advance paying subscribers, we will allow a commission •f 25 per cent, on the subscriptions obtained, which may be retained by the persons sending them. J__r Subscriptions will not be discontinued, except at the option of the Editor, till all arrear ages bs paid. ADVERTISING RATES. Advertisements will be inserted at the rate i#t One Dollar per Square of Eight Lines or less, r or the first and 50 cents for each subsequent in ,_rtion. Unless the number of insertions be maked upon the manuscript it will be publish ed until forbid and charged accordingly. Obituaries, Announcements of Candidates for Office, Communications calling upon, Advoca ting or Opposing Candidates, ana...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 31 January 1871

gtatmftm .Spectator; Tuesday, January 31, 1871. Railroad Subscription. Some who, a few weeks ago, opposed so earnestly a bill empowering the people of Au gusta to decide for themselves whether they would authorize the Supervisors to subscribe $200,000 on behalf of the county, to ensure the construction of the Valley R. R , have very suddenly changed front and shifted their posi tion. Then, it was thought and contended, that it would be very oppressive to the people to allow them to subscribe $200,000. But mow it has been decided that it is altogether right and proper to authorize the same people to subscribe $300,000, viz : $200,000 to the Val ley R. R., and $100,000 to the Shenandoah Valley R. R. We must confess we do not ex actly understand how it would be less burthen some to the people to incur an obligation for $300,000 than for $200,000. We suppose, however, that our failure to comprehend this financial problem, results from our "old fogy ism," and the fact that we do not keep...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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