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Suicide. --Geo. English, of Fraklin county, Va., committed suicide last week. He left his home at night, and was found hung to a tree by his suspenders the next morning. Pecuniary embarrassments are supposed to have been the cause of the rash act. He was respectably connected, and was a married man.
The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1860., [Electronic resource],
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Book Binding, in the city of Richmond, has at last been brought to perfection. At the Mechanics' Exhibition, just closed, we had the pleasure of examining a ledger and journal, bound in panel style, beautifully embellished with gilt, and finished in the most exquisite manner. Both volumes were fitted on rollers, skillfully inserted in the boards, to prevent rubbing, and the ruling in each was not only neat, but elegant. These books were gotten up under the direction of Mr. Jos. J. English, foreman for J. W. Randolph, by whom he has been constantly employed for more than twenty years. We also saw, in the same room, a set of blank books, manufactured by West & Johnston, Booksellers, and comparatively new beginners.-- The committee who examined this work pronounced it not only good, but faultless in design and execution. The binding was of the panel order, elaborately ornamented with gold; and the ruling was so beautiful, clear and variegated, that it might well have been