Valley Spirit: August 22, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
Our First Object
(Column 01)Summary: States that the first objective of the Democratic Party is to defeat the Republicans and urges that all Democrats come together to achieve that goal.Gen. Foster
(Column 01)Summary: The Centre Democrat states that the Democrats are treating Gen. Foster badly. The paper vows never to speak ill of Foster.
Origin of Article: The Centre DemocratEditorial Comment: The Centre Democrat is the Republican organ of Centre County. It recently came out in favor of Gen. Foster for governor.Henry D. Foster
(Column 02)Summary: The Spirit believes that every Democrat will support Foster for governor despite attempts by John W. Forney to carry the Democratic voters over to Andrew G. Curtin.Letter from Lewistown
(Column 02)Summary: Parker states that he was not a delegate to the Harrisburg convention and that he continues to support the resolution that was adopted in Philadelphia on "the 2d inst."
Origin of Article: Harrisburg PatriotEditorial Comment: Col. Parker, the author of the letter, is a friend of Douglas. However, "it will be seen that he, like tens of thousands of other good Democrats, is willing to be governed by the wise counsel of the State Executive Committee, which alone can produce that union and harmony necessary to keep the State from falling into the hands of the Goths and Vandals."Meeting of the State Central Committee
(Column 03)Summary: The Committee met at Cresson and adopted the following resolution: "That the Democratic Electoral ticket be headed with the name of Douglas or Breckinridge as an Elector at large, and in the event of the success of said ticket, if a greater number shall have been cast for Douglas, then the vote of the Electoral College of the State shall be cast for Douglas and Johnson, but if for Breckinridge, then for Breckinridge and Lane. . . . This resolution was passed with the view of reconciling the difficulties existing in the party, and we believe it will have the desired effect."Sumner and Lincoln--Republican Principles
(Column 03)Summary: Hails Sumner's speech as the best defense of the Republican principles of political equality for all men and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every human being.
Origin of Article: Chicago DemocratEditorial Comment: The editor of the Democrat, John Wentworth, was "one of the chief actors in securing Lincoln's nomination at Chicago." According to him, "the sentiments of Sumner's late speech in the Senate, are the sentiments of Mr. Lincoln and the Republican party." In a still later article the same paper says that the Republican party is in favor of "the political equality of all men [ital.] Negro citizenship and negro equality is then boldly proclaimed as "the chief cornerstone of Republican organization![ital.]" We invite attention to the following, and commend it to the especial attention of those who prate so much about Mr. Lincoln's conservatism."Pilgrimage of Col. Curtin
(Column 04)Summary: The Spirit accuses Col. A. G. Curtin, the Republican candidate for governor, of radically changing his position on immigrants. In 1856, Curtin was an "active and zealous propagandist" against the foreign born. As a Republican, he suddenly "finds in our foreign born citizens everything worthy of admiration and nothing to condemn."Abolitionism Repudiated
(Column 04)Summary: The Patriot details a Republican meeting in which the speakers stated the Republican view that all blacks in the South should be freed and then granted a farm in the territories. Four Republicans then stood up and said that, if this was the Republican doctrine, they were no longer Republicans.
Origin of Article: Jackson (Michigan) PatriotDisgusting
(Column 05)Summary: Labels as disgusting a ceremony that took place in a Republican meeting in Iowa. As a symbol of the equality of the races, a black girl and a "beautiful white girl of the same age of the African [sic], were publicly washed out of the same basin, and wiped with the same towel. Can Garrisonian Abolitionism go farther?"
Origin of Article: Sigourney Iowa Democrat[none]
(Column 06)Summary: Criticizes the Philadelphia Press, which professes to support Douglas, for reprinting a "miserably weak and contemptibly fallacious" attack on Douglas. The Spirit believes that the Press is "doing more than all the other papers combined to prevent a cordial union of the Democratic party on one electoral ticket."
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Democratic County Meeting
(Column 01)Summary: A meeting was held of the Franklin County Democrats to appoint a time to choose delegates to represent the party at the County Nominating Convention. Wilson Reilly, the chairman, gave a short speech in which he called on all the Democrats to come together so that they could defeat the Republicans.Democratic County Convention
(Names in announcement: Wilson Reilly)
(Column 02)Summary: Official report of the Franklin County Democratic Party meeting, which calls upon Democrats to promote "unity and harmony in the party." All the members support Foster for governor and agree to tolerate the different opinions on the subject of the presidential nomination.
Full Text of Article:Trouble Among Editors
--If conformity with the resolution of the County Meeting the Democrats of the several townships in this county, will meet at the proper place, in their respective districts, for the purpose of electing delegates on
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1860.
These Delegates so elected will assemble at the Court House, in this place at 10 o'clock, A.M., on
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1860,
to nominate a County Ticket to be supported by the Democracy of Franklin County at the general election on the second Tuesday (the 8th) of October next.
We trust that our Democratic friends throughout the county will turn out and take an interest in the Delegate elections. These are trying times in the party and it requires our best and most cautious men to guide the helm aright, and the most careful and judicious management to prevent matters from getting worse. If the moderate men of the party will attend the Delegate elections and see that proper men are sent as Delegates to the Nominating Convention it will be the first and most important step toward harmony and success in this county. But if our primary elections be neglected, or left to the management of a few men who take but little interest in the success of the party generally, and who seem to care little whether strife or harmony prevails in its ranks, it will have a bad influence and a falling off of party strength must be the consequence. At this time, more than any other, it behooves every Democrat to exert himself to promote unity and harmony in the party if he desires its success. On the subject of the Governor there is but one sentiment among the Democracy of this county--all are enthusiastic for the gallant Foster, and it is our honest conviction that we can nominate a County Ticket that will be triumphantly elected. Would we then sacrifice all because there exists a difference of opinion on the subject of the Presidency? We must agree to tolerate this difference but it should not be mixed up with our State or County affairs. We want union and harmony in our ranks and we cannot have that and keep up the quarrel, at the same time, about our Presidential nominee.
In regard to the formation of a County Ticket we do not doubt but the utmost harmony and good-feeling will prevail. There is no scramble for office in our party. The Convention can select the most tried and trusty men from the ranks of the whole party and not be confined in its choice to a column of applications for office in a newspaper. The Democratic party in this county are not hopelessly in a minority. Whenever we have presented the right kind of men to unite and bring out a full party vote, we have succeeded in electing them, and there is no reason why we cannot do so again. The good sense of the Convention, we trust, will keep down all irrelevant issues and introduce no resolutions, or expressions of preferences, that should have a tendency, in any way, to distract or disturb the harmony of the party. In this county there is no necessity for measures of that sort. We must unite in one solid body on our State and County ticket and let President making alone for the present if we do not want to be beaten for everything.
(Column 03)Summary: Details the difficulties Democratic editors are having as a result of the split between the Douglas and Breckenridge wings of the party. One Tennessee paper even supports Douglas on one page and Breckenridge on another because the paper's two editors could not agree on a candidate.Don't Like It
(Column 04)Summary: States that the Republicans are very unhappy that the Democrats are harmoniously uniting.Union on the Electoral Ticket
(Column 05)Summary: All Pennsylvania Democrats are happy with the Cresson compromise, agreed upon by the State Central Committee, which unites the party on a single electoral ticket.Organize
(Column 05)Summary: Calls upon Democrats to organize Democratic clubs in every county. The Spirit notes that the split over the presidential nominee has kept many Democrats from forming local clubs.Henry D. Foster
(Column 05)Summary: Argues that Foster's prospects for election are "getting brighter every day."It Won't Work
(Column 06)Summary: States that "A few men professing to be Democrats" met in Harrisburg and "entered into a conspiracy to effect the destruction of the Democratic party in this State." The Spirit believes that Forney is their leader.A Word for Moderation
(Column 06)Summary: This letter, from "an old and highly respectable Democratic friend, residing in this county," calls for all Democrats to agree to disagree about the presidential nominee. However, he believes that they must unify in order to elect state and local Democrats. If they don't, the Republicans will win.
(Column 01)Summary: Minutes of the Franklin County Democratic meeting held on August 14th.Panorama of Kane's Voyage
(Column 01)Summary: A panorama of Dr. Kane's arctic exhibition will be shown on Wednesday evening for the benefit of the public library.Street Crossing
(Names in announcement: Samuel Shryock)
(Column 01)Summary: Calls on the borough authorities to repair the street crossing on Market Street near the Post Office.Pennsylvania Statesman
(Column 01)Summary: Announcement that the Spirit has received copies of the new campaign paper published in Harrisburg by J. M. Cooper, former editor of the Valley Spirit. The paper supports Breckinridge.Balloon Ascension
(Column 01)Summary: Reminds readers that Mr. Light will make his balloon ascension on Saturday.Congressional Conferees
(Column 01)Summary: Announces that the local Republicans met on August 21 and nominated someone as their Congressional candidate, "but who that unfortunate individual is we are not informed at the time our paper goes to press." The Spirit thinks that McPherson will force himself on the ticket against the wishes of some of the counties.Court Proceedings
(Column 02)Summary: List of trials for court session that began on the 18th of August: Commonwealth vs. Andrew Helman--Malicious mischief and Assault on the house of John Horn. Commonwealth vs. Frank Myers (black)--Perjury. Commonwealth vs. Henry Morgan (black)--Stealing a pig from Mr. Fallon. Commonwealth vs. Henry Imes and Jacob Demis (black)--Assault and Battery on R. Parker McFarland. Commonwealth vs. John L. Schultz--Assault and Battery on his wife. Commonwealth vs. Wm. Flory--Surety of the Peace on oath of his wife, Matilda Flory. Commonwealth vs. Louisa Wayman (black)--Surety of the Peace on oath of Mrs. Swingley (black). Commonwealth vs. Christian Hoover--Passing a $5 counterfeit bill on Wm. Adams, Esq.. Commonwealth vs. Eli Sister--Larceny, stealing books, clothing and other articles from John Dullabaum. Commonwealth vs. Jeremiah Martin--Fornication. Commonwealth vs. Alexander Lewis (black)--Assault and Battery on oath of Joseph Lindsay (black). Commonwealth vs. Frederick Vonkerritz--Stealing a watch. Commonwealth vs. Benoni Whiting (black)--Assault and Battery. Commonwealth vs. John Earhart--Assault and Battery. Commonwealth vs. James N. McCurdy--Assault and Battery on Sol Weiser. Commonwealth vs. Christian and Rueben Bamberger--Malicious mischief, conspiracy with intent to defraud. Commonwealth vs. John Bowermaster--assault and battery with intent to kill. Commonwealth vs. Appleton Evans (black)--Larceny, stealing meat from Mr. Brumbaugh. Commonwealth vs. David and Benoni Whiting (black)-- resisting Officer Bitner whilst conveying prisoner to jail. Commonwealth vs. Jacob Hellman and Malinda Hellman, his wife--forgery and passing a note which he knew to be forged. Commonwealth vs. John Bowermaster--Surety of the peace on oath of Geo. Fry. Bills Ignored: Commonwealth vs. Jacob Comfort--Assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. Robert P. McFarlane--assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. William Stoner--Assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. Wm. Forbes--Assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. Sol Torpin (black)--Assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. Geo. Cobleston--Assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. Geo. Dorn-- Assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. George Dohn--Assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. Peter McFerron--Assault and battery. Commonwealth vs. Isaac Lindsay--Assault and battery. Court of Common Pleas: David Smith vs. William McLellan and others--A feigned issue to try validity of judgement of No. 202 of August term 1857.The Miserable Forney
(Names in announcement: Andrew Helman, John Horn, Frank Myers(colored), Henry Morgan(colored), Mr. Fallon, Henry Imes, Jacob Demis(colored), R. Parker McFarland, John Schultz, Wm. Flory, Matilda Flory, Louisa Wayman(colored), Mrs. Swingley(colored), Christian Hoover, Wm. AdamsEsq., Eli Sister, John Dullabaum, Jeremiah Martin, Alexander Lewis(colored), Joseph Lindsay(colored), Frederick Vonkerritz, Benoni Whiting(colored), John Earhart, James McCurdy, Sol Weiser, Christian Bamberger, Rueben Bamberger, John Bowermaster, Appleton Evans(colored), Mr. Brumbaugh, David Whiting, Benoni Whiting, Officer Bitner, Jacob Hellman, Malinda Hellman, John Bowermaster, Geo. Fry, Jacob Comfort, Robert McFarlane, William Stoner, Wm. Forbes, Sol Torpin(colored), Geo. Cobleston, Geo. Dorn, George Dohn, Peter McFerron, Isaac Lindsay, David Smith, William McLellan)
(Column 04)Summary: Sarcastically criticizes the Press and Forney for shedding tears over the actions of the Democratic State Central Committee at Cresson. The Spirit believes that Forney isn't a true friend of Douglas but actually is a supporter of Lincoln who hopes to be rewarded with a high office in the new Republican administration.Married
(Column 05)Summary: Married August 14th at the White Swan Hotel in Chambersburg.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. M'Henry, Reuben Byers, Sarah Jane Bricker)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on August 19th.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. B.S. Schneck, Samuel Shelley, Rachel Herman)
(Column 05)Summary: Married August 14th.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Thomas Creigh, A.H. DeHaven, Eliza Alexander)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on August 16th.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Ault, Benjamin Hopkins, Emma Brown)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on August 15th at the White Swan Hotel.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Samuel Philips, Jacob Shaffner, Fanny Myers)
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A Speech by Mr. Lincoln
(Column 02)Summary: Reprint of a speech Lincoln gave at the Republican Demonstration at Springfield on August 8th.[none]
(Column 02)Summary: The Spirit is critical of John Hickman and his conversion to Republicanism. They believe that he converted after he could no longer receive support from the Democrats and could only remain in Congress by embracing the Republican party.