Valley Spirit: August 29, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
(Column 05)Summary: Satirical article about Lincoln.Letter to Andrew G. Curtin
(Column 05)Summary: The writer, Mr. Pickard, tells Andrew Curtin, the Republican candidate for governor, why he won't vote for him.No Fusion
(Column 06)Summary: The Spirit doubts Forney's assertion that a large meeting of Democrats in Harrisburg chose to reject the Cresson compromise and support a straight Douglas ticket. They argue that the meeting didn't represent the true feelings of Pennsylvania Democrats.[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: Criticizes Forney for supporting a straight Douglas ticket.
Origin of Article: The Greensburg DemocratEditorial Comment: "The Forney-Douglasites continue to catch it on all sides from the real friends of Mr. Douglas. The Greensburg Democrat (Douglas) fires the following broadside at them."Foster and the Union Electoral Ticket in York
(Column 06)Summary: A Foster Club has been formed in York that has pledged to support the nominees of the Reading Convention. They have rejected Forney's attempt to form a new electoral ticket.
Origin of Article: York Gazette
The Opposition Exercised About Foster
(Column 05)Summary: Some opposition papers assert that Foster supports Douglas while others say that he supports Breckinridge. In truth, Foster supports the platform of the Reading Convention.
Description of Page: Advertisements
(Column 01)Summary: "The Forney-Douglas Committee that undertook the job of purging the Reading electoral ticket was composed of 67 members. Less than a quorum was present at the meeting. It is fair to presume that the majority who refused to attend were opposed to the object of the meeting."
To the True Democracy of Franklin County
(Column 01)Summary: All the Democratic papers of Pennsylvania have agreed to support the resolution adopted at Cresson that calls for the party to unite. However, the faction led by John W. Forney is endeavoring to increase dissension amongst the Democrats, especially those in Franklin County, in order to bring his followers into the Republican party.Congressional
(Column 02)Summary: The Democratic parties of Franklin, Adams, Bedford, and Fulton Counties all support Wm. P. Schell for Congress.Henry D. Foster
(Names in announcement: Wilson Reilly, Hon. James Orr, John Rowe)
(Column 03)Summary: Argues that the people of Pennsylvania "are becoming fully impressed with the excellencies of the Gubernatorial standard bearer of the Democracy, Henry D. Foster."A Bad State of Affairs
(Column 03)Summary: The Democratic Party of Juniata County has split over the presidential election. The Spirit hopes that will set aside their differences in order to support the local and state Democrats.A United Democracy
(Column 04)Summary: The Spirit quotes from a number of Pennsylvania Democratic papers to show the unity of the party. However, it criticizes the Forney faction, which is supporting a straight Douglas ticket rather than the unity ticket in order to create discord. This faction has spent $2800 in Franklin County to advance the interests of Forney.Neddy McPherson vs. Johnny Light
(Column 05)Summary: The paper makes fun of Neddy McPherson, who decided to make a speech to the crowd that had come to see Johnny Light's balloon ascension. They state that Neddy "was letting off his gas while Johnny Light was letting on his."Alone in its Glory
(Names in announcement: Edward McPherson)
(Column 05)Summary: All of the Democratic papers in the Congressional District have agreed to support the Cresson resolution to unite the party behind a single electoral ticket. Forney "will have a lonesome time of it in scattering [his] noxious seed over this Congressional District."Gen. Foster
(Column 05)Summary: Even the Republicans think that Foster is an excellent man.A Profligate Political Adventurer Foiled
(Column 05)Summary: Forney will not be able to split the Democrats and bring his faction into the Republican party.Engineer's Report to the people living along the proposed Railroad Route that lies directly between Burnt Cabins in Fulton County and Landisburg in Perry County
(Column 06)Summary: J. B. McElroy surveyed the proposed Amberson's Valley route for the railroad.The Railroad
(Column 06)Summary: Reprint of an article stating that Col. James Worrell will be surveying the Sherman's Valley and Broad Top routes for the proposed railroad. The Perry County Democrat urges local residents to help the survey team.
Origin of Article: Perry County DemocratLincoln's Defeat Certain
(Column 06)Summary: States that Lincoln is certain to lose. "Lincoln defeated, the nation is safe."
Democratic County Convention
(Column 01)Summary: The Democratic County Convention met at the Court House and elected officers.The Public Schools
(Names in announcement: Josiah Allen, Wm. Auld, Jos. Bender, Simon Bitner, P.A. Boyle, Dr. P.A. Boyle, A.J. Brand, Samuel Breckenridge, Jonathan Brewer, Peter Brindle, D.C. Byers, Charles Campbell, Michael Clem, Wm. Cline, Wm. Cline, Robert Clugston, Jno. Croft, John Cushwa, J.W. Dellaven, Pharez Duffield, John Duffield, George Dull, Augustus Duncan, Jacob Elliott, Wm. Etter, Samuel Etter, Jacob Fetter, T.C. Fitzgerald, Wm. Forbis, Daniel Gelwix, Dan'l Gelwiz, John Gillan, John Gitlan, B.Y. Hamsher, Daniel Hawbecker, Isaac Hockersmith, Thomas J. Hoskinson, Jonathan Jacoby, Willaim Johnston, Amos Kegerreis, Sam'l Keiffer, Esq. Hiram Keyser, Emmanuel Knode, William Kreps, J.W. Kuhn, Cor. Lauderbaugh, Samuel Lechrone, C. Louderbaugh, Wm. McAllen, James McCristock, Josiah McDowell, Peter McFerron, S.R. McKisson, John Miley, J.G. Miley, John Myers, John Myers, Hon. James Nill, John Nimmon, Francis Northcraft, Jas Orr, John Orr, Elias Patton, Samuel Phillipy, Wm. Piper, Wm. Reber, Wm. Reed, Henry Reilly, John Rowe, Wm. Schell, Samuel Sechrist, Jacob Sechrist, S.M. Seylar, Jas. Sharp, E.J. Small, J.R. Smith, Jacob Smith, John Snyder, C.C. Srull, G.W. Stinger, George Stinger, H. Stonehouse, G.W. Toms, Daniel Unger, N. Ward, Victor Williams, John Williams, Abr'm Winger, D.K. Wunderlich)
(Column 01)Summary: The Public Schools will open on the first Monday in September.Railroad
(Column 02)Summary: Asks what Chambersburg is doing to attract the railroad and points out that the citizens along the Sherman Valley route are making a great effort to attract the railroad.Balloon Ascension
(Names in announcement: Hon. Wilson Reilly, Hon. George Chambers)
(Column 02)Summary: Mr. Light successfully made his balloon ascension.Admitted
(Names in announcement: Rev. Samuel Crawford)
(Column 02)Summary: William L. Stenger and Jeremiah Cook were admitted to the Bar as practicing attorneys in Franklin County.Married
(Column 03)Summary: Married on August 19th.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Rev. P. McGarvey, Henry Hall, Leah Howey)
(Column 03)Summary: John Calvin Reamer, 1 year old, died on August 18th.Deaths
(Names in announcement: John Calvin Reamer, William Reamer, Sarah Reamer)
(Column 03)Summary: Died on August 22 at 69 years of age.
(Names in announcement: Rachel Butsfield)
Description of Page: Advertisements
Description of Page: Advertisements
Desperate Fight between Master and Slave--A Minister's Wife Furnishes the Rope
(Column 01)Summary: Account of a fight between a captured slave and a master.
Origin of Article: The Petersburg (Va.) ExpressMeeting of Forney's Committee
(Column 01)Summary: Account of Forney's meeting at Harrisburg.