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Address to the People of Pennsylvania
(Column 01)Summary: Discussion of the events of the Democratic conventions and subsequent secession movement. The Spirit defends the nomination of Douglas and calls on all Pennsylvania Democrats to support him.The Presidency, Speech of Hershel V. Johnson, at Macon, GA
(Column 04)Summary: Concluding paragraphs of Johnson's speech, in which he argues that only Douglas will continue the policy of non-intervention.
Origin of Article: Mobile RegisterEditorial Comment: This speech "has been published and is being extensively circulated throughout the South."
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Notice to the Patrons of the Valley Spirit
(Column 01)Summary: States that the paper is debt and needs its subscribers to pay in advance.For the Campaign! The Valley Spirit at 40 cents
(Column 01)Summary: The Valley Spirit will be 40 cents for all non-subscribers during the election campaign.More Help
(Column 01)Summary: The Cumberland Alleganian, a Democratic paper of Allegany County, Maryland, has declared in favor of Douglas and Johnson.Republican Harmony
(Column 01)Summary: The Republicans of Lawrence, Mercer, and Venago counties have split over their nomination for State Senator.Franklin County
(Column 02)Summary: Argues that the Democratic Party of Franklin County isn't split, as the Republicans hope.Shippensburg Falling into Line
(Column 02)Summary: Shippensburg formed a Democratic Club to support Douglas.More of the Transcript's Niggerism
(Column 03)Summary: Criticizes the Transcript for being overly informed on matters concerning blacks.First of August
(Column 03)Summary: Account of the Chambersburg First-of-August celebration commemorating the emancipation of the slaves in the British West Indies.
Full Text of Article:Rails! Rails!! Rails!!!
It is a custom among the colored folks to celebrate the first of August in commemoration of the emancipation of the Slaves in the British West India Islands. The colored population of this and neighboring towns assembled here, on Wednesday last, and put the day through by a grand pic-nic, military parade, and the other fixens of a jollification in such cases made and provided. The Transcript establishment contributed its quota in observance of this grand "'bobolition selbration" by hoisting a flag, or rather a rag, tied on a rail, from one of its port-holes, on which is the picture of a Crow with the name of Abe Lincoln underneath. It was a very fit occasion for the Transcript to show its colors and proclaim its abolition principles.
(Column 03)Summary: Sarcastically comments that Lincoln could make a fortune before the election splitting rails.Lincoln's Picture
(Column 03)Summary: Satirical poem about Lincoln.Mr. Editor
(Column 04)Summary: Letter to the editor from "Union" about non-intervention and the Democratic party.Anecdote of Douglas--Characteristic of the Man
(Column 05)Summary: Favorable anecdote about Douglas.Old Abe on the Battle Field
(Column 05)Summary: Unfavorable anecdote about Lincoln's experiences in the Black Hawk War.
Origin of Article: Toledo TimesPresidential Calculation
(Column 05)Summary: Speculation about the possible electoral congress votes for Douglas.
Origin of Article: Augusta Constitutionalist
Democratic County Convention
(Column 01)Summary: The Democratic Party of Franklin County is scheduled to meet on August 14 to elect delegates and nominate a ticket.Franklin Railroad
(Column 01)Summary: Favorable article about the two new daily trains that run on the Franklin railroad. The road had so far done a good business and is exceeding all expectations.Douglas and Johnson Club
(Names in announcement: Mr. Ayers, John Miller)
(Column 01)Summary: Discussion of a meeting of the Chambersburg Douglas-Johnson Club.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: James Nill>, Jas. Reilly, Mr. Sharpe, George Ripper, T.X. Orr)
(Column 01)Summary: Discussion of the meeting of the friends of Douglas and Johnson in Fayetteville.The Warmest Day.
(Names in announcement: Wm. Rupert, Capt. John Shearman, Capt. John Disk, William Piper)
(Column 2)Summary: A report of a warm day recorded on Mr. Heyser's Thermometer as 92 degrees
Full Text of Article:Alms House
--Saturday last was the warmest day this summer; the Thermometer at Mr. Heyser's Drug Store stood at 92 degrees in the shade! On the 10th day of July it had reached 90 degrees. Old Sol is laying it on to us poor critters.
(Column 02)Summary: Mr Jas. Chariton was appointed Steward of the Alms House. The paper is critical of the fact that political qualifications were the only factor taken into consideration by the Board of Directors. Chariton, the paper states, is as qualified as any other "Black Republican."One of Them
(Column 2)Summary: A report of a an exceptionally heavy two-day old calf owned by John Bittner, of Guilford.
(Names in announcement: Mr. John Bittner)Full Text of Article:Fire Buckets.
--A Calf of the half Teeswater breed, belonging to Mr. John Bittner, of Guilford township, when only two days old, weighed One hundred and seventeen pounds!--Well, if that don't take the Premium at our next Fair, we'll knock under. Guilford can't be beaten. That's so.
(Column 2)Summary: A note that several citizens have given their old leather fire buckets to the Hook and Ladder Company.
Full Text of Article:New Fire Engine
--Several of our citizens have, during the past week, complied with the request of the Hook and Ladder Company, and presented their old leather Fire Buckets to the Company. We hope others will have consideration and liberality enough to do likewise.
(Column 02)Summary: The Town Council responded to public pressure and agreed to buy a new fire engine. The Council originally opposed this measure, but when a majority of the citizenry agreed to be taxed to pay for the new engine, the Council changed its position.A Mean Trick
(Column 02)Summary: The Spirit printed bills for the Democratic Douglas Club. When they posted one in a hotel owned by a Republican, the bill was quickly torn down even though the owner had given the Democrats permission to post it.Water Works
(Column 02)Summary: The Town Council engaged Mr. Berkenbine, Chief Engineer for the Philadelphia Water Works, for a survey and estimate for the proposed water works.New Post Office
(Column 02)Summary: Currick Furnace in Franklin County has recently established a new post office with George W. Swank as post master.
Full Text of Article:Camp Meetings
--We learn that a new Post Office has been established at Carrick Furnace, this county, and that our old friend, George W. Swank, had the good luck of being appointed Post Master. Well, if George don't suit for that position, we do not know who will.
(Column 02)Summary: The United Brethren of Christ will hold two camp meetings in August and September.
(Names in announcement: John Yankey)Full Text of Article:Married
--The United Brethren in Christ will hold Camp Meetings as follows:
1st. On the land of John Yaukey, near New Guilford, this co., to commence on the 27th of August.
2nd. Near Hockersville, Cumberland co., to commence September 4th.
JAS. M. BISHOP.
(Column 05)Summary: Married on July 2nd.Married
(Names in announcement: Z.A. Colestock, James Secrist, Anna Nead)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on July 4th near Auburn, Kansas.Married
(Names in announcement: Cyrus Foltz, Helen Thomas)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on August 5th.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Baumann, John Docktor, Elizabeth Germann)
(Column 05)Summary: Nancy Morrow died on July 14th at 80 years of age.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Nancy Morrow, Richard Morrow)
(Column 05)Summary: Melissa Ann died on July 17th at 16 years of age.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Melissa Ann Skinner, David Skinner)
(Column 05)Summary: Margaret Parish died on July 19th at 29 years of age.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Margaret Parish, John Parish)
(Column 05)Summary: Died on July 25th at 75 years of age.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Jacob Young)
(Column 05)Summary: Died on the previous Saturday, aged 22 years.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Catharine Zarmon)
(Column 05)Summary: Ellen Reasuer died on August 6th at 9 months.
(Names in announcement: Ellen Reasuer, John Reasuer, Elizabeth Reasuer)
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