Valley Spirit: September 5, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
Chambersburg and the Railroad
(Column 01)Summary: Chambersburg would become a trading center and possibly a city if the railroad were built through it.Nixon's Drug Store
(Column 01)Democratic Meeting at Greencastle
(Column 01)Summary: A Breckinridge and Lane Club was formed in Greencastle.A Word to Farmers
(Names in announcement: E.B. Hamill, Jacob Cook, Samuel HostetterSr., A.L. Irwin, Joseph Hollar, Augustus Shirey, Edward Shellito, Wm. McCrory, George Ponce, C.W. Ronis, George Walburn, Henry Faust, Jacob Wister, Alexander Akins, John Clugston, Samuel Talheim, A.J. Kline, Isaac Rennebeger, C.W. Shirey, John Irvin, John Logue, A. Gordon, James Collins, Michael Duffer, Daniel Shet, Thomas Morton, Phines Eachus, Jesse Eachus, James Cominine, Simon Eaker, Adam Goetz, Philip Lowe, Frederick Martin, John Detrich, Jacob Phillipy, John Beck, Michael Coogan, Johnston Binkley, Elias Bireman, A.K. Bamst, John Burk, John Kline, W.B. Tobias, Phillip Goetz, John Hochlander, J.W. McCrory, John Rial, Jacob Brumbaugh)
(Column 02)Summary: Encourages farmers to sell their own grain rather than selling it to speculators.Caledonia Sabbath School
(Column 03)Summary: Account of the celebration of the Methodist Sabbath School held at the Caledonia Iron Works.Douglas and Johnson Club
(Column 03)Summary: The Douglas and Johnson Club met and resolved to support Douglas, Foster, and Schell.County Convention
(Column 03)Summary: Further discussion of the County Convention (see Aug. 29th issue for the initial report). While C. T. Campbell wanted peace and harmony in the party, other members wanted the meeting to declare Douglas and Johnson the regular nominees of the party. The latter resolution was passed.
Full Text of Article:Opening of the Public Schools
--We give below the balance of the proceedings of the County Convention, which we were unable to give last week, on account of being compelled to go to press before the Convention adjourned.
Capt. C. T. Campbell offered a resolution in favor of peace and harmony in the party, and protested against the agitating of the Presidential question at this time, which resolution was amended by J. McDowell Sharp, Esq., declaring Douglas and Johnson the regular nominees of the Democratic party, upon which amendment there was a spirited debate which was participated in by Capt. Campbell, Geo. Stenger, J. McDowell Sharp, Jas. Nill and James B. Orr. The resolutions proposed by Mr. Sharp were carried, thirty eight Delegates voting for their adoption. The negative vote was not announced.
Resolved:--That we approve of the nomination of the Hon. Stephen A. Douglas and the Hon. H. V. Johnson, the regularly nominated candidates of the Democratic party, for the office of President and Vice President of the United States.
Resolved:--That we approve of the nomination of Henry D. Foster, for the office of Governor of the State of Pennsylvania.
Resolved:--That we will give our cordial support to the ticket, put in nomination this day.
(Column 04)Summary: School opened on September 3rd.Grand Eclipse
(Column 04)Summary: The Wide Awakes had a torch-lit parade on Saturday night.Another Wool Thief
(Column 04)Summary: A black man who had been stealing sheep has been caught.Camp Meeting
(Column 04)Summary: A camp meeting was held near Scotland.A Chase
(Column 04)Summary: A sheep thief who stole sixty head was chased by a party of men on foot and horseback. However, he escaped.As We Expected
(Column 05)Summary: The Republican Congressional Conference met at Chambersburg and re-nominated Edward McPherson of Adams County, even though Dr. Duffield was entitled to the nomination according to a previous agreement.
Origin of Article: Fulton DemocratA True Portrait of Lincoln
(Column 05)Summary: Argues that Lincoln is an Abolitionist who seeks to defeat the people of the South by making blacks equal with the free white voters at the polls."
Origin of Article: Richmond EnquirerEditorial Comment: "The Richmond Enquirer presents us with the following, which we hesitate not to pronounce the truest portrait of Abe Lincoln that has yet been painted. It shows him as he really is, the unscrupulous Abolitionist, whose ambition will not be satiated until he shall see a red line of human blood drawn as the dividing line between the North and the South."A Negro Better Than a Naturalized Citizen
(Column 05)Summary: The reprinted article advocates doing away with property qualifications for voting.
Origin of Article: New York TribuneEditorial Comment: States that Massachusetts has passed a two-year amendment act that deprives naturalized citizens of the vote but still allows blacks the franchise.For the Democratic Union
(Column 06)Summary: The Post argues that the Cresson Compromise "gives every Douglas man an opportunity to vote for Mr. Douglas and his principles." Forney's movement to create a straight Douglas ticket rather than a unity ticket should be ignored because Forney is attempting to foment division within the party.
Origin of Article: Pittsburgh PostEditorial Comment: The Post, "one of the most earnest Douglas papers in the state" supports the Cresson compromise.Hendrick B. Wright
(Column 06)Summary: Hendrick B. Wright, "president of the late 'Rump' convention" endorses the Cresson Compromise and repudiates Forney's movement to create a straight Douglas ticket.
The Wide Awakes
(Column 01)Summary: Account of the Wide Awakes, a Republican organization of young men who march at night wearing military uniforms and who have pledged to protect Lincoln "when he shall come to approach the White House, and all the Southerners begin to kick up their heels."
Origin of Article: Pittsburgh PostRepublican Disloyalty to the Union
(Column 01)Summary: Discussion of the case of Sherman M. Booth, a Republican who had been arrested for refusing to carry out the Fugitive Slave law and who was subsequently freed by abolitionists.
Origin of Article: Albany ArgusCurtin Insulting Germans
(Column 03)Summary: Andrew Curtin, the Republican candidate for governor, made an insulting comment about Germans. The Spirit believes that the German farmers of Pennsylvania will be smart enough to reject him.
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To the Public
(Column 01)Summary: George H. Mengel, the owner of the Spirit, states that he is the sole proprietor of the paper, contrary to the "various rumors [that] are afloat in relation to the ownership."Who are the Friends of Douglas?
(Column 02)Summary: Explains the logic behind the Cresson compromise.Toe the Mark
(Column 02)Summary: Forney is pushing the Douglas elective committee to embrace the straight ticket quickly.Resolution of Approval
(Column 03)Summary: Urges Democrats to unite behind the Cresson compromise.Important letter from Franklin County
(Column 04)Summary: The letter states that the Democrats of Franklin county have rejected fusion and are supporting a straight Douglas ticket.
Origin of Article: State Sentinel (Harrisburg)Editorial Comment: The Spirit states that they have been warning Democrats about the treachery of the anti-fusion group.Confidence and Respect
(Column 04)Summary: The Spirit rejects the statement of the editor of the Times that his paper has the confidence and respect of the party.Douglas in Harrisburg
(Column 04)Summary: Douglas will speak in Harrisburg on September 7th.The County Convention
(Column 05)Summary: Discussion of the Democratic County Convention, which was marked by great unity except for the "unpleasant scene at the close of the Convention." Includes brief descriptions of the men nominated for county office.The Difference
(Names in announcement: D.K. Wunkerlich, Hiram Keyser, B.Y. Hamsher)
(Column 06)Summary: Wilson Reilly presided over the Democratic County meeting in August and made a "wise, conciliatory and patriotic speech." James Nill, however, made a highly inflammatory speech that led to a bitter fight. Nill supports a straight Douglas ticket.Treason! Treason! Treason!
(Column 06)Summary: The Bedford Gazette announced that Thomas B. Florence franked a bundle of documents to Peter H. Shires in an article with the above headline.Union and Harmony
(Column 06)Summary: The Berks county Democrats have been a model of unity. Both the supporters of Douglas and of Breckinridge came together to unanimously endorse the nomination of Henry D. Foster for governor.A Mistake with a Moral
(Column 06)Summary: Anecdote about a Douglas supporter's reaction to a Wide Awake parade.What it is Needed For
(Column 06)Summary: States that the county doesn't need another Democratic paper "unless it is needed to keep up our troubles and insure our defeat in the future."Hard "Times"
(Column 06)Summary: "The town clique are very anxious to drum up subscribers for their 'organ' and endeavor to trap every Democrat that comes to town into their straight-out treason to the party."To Be Remembered
(Column 06)Summary: Reminds voters that Col. Curtin, the Republican candidate for governor, made an offensive remark about Germans.
(Column 01)Summary: Calls on all good Democrats to come to the Democratic County meeting on September 15 to support the fusion ticket.Romantic
(Column 01)Summary: The Sentinel claims that Chambersburg people went wild when the Republican candidate for Congress came to town.
Origin of Article: Juniata SentinelEditorial Comment: The Sentinel is making up its statements.Forney's Old Grudge Against Foster
(Column 02)Summary: Claims that Forney has an old grudge against Foster and that Forney printed a letter supposedly written by Foster that was a fabrication.In Favor of Union
(Column 02)Summary: Sixty-six Pennsylvania Democratic newspapers support the fusion ticket.
Origin of Article: Greensburg DemocratD. K. Wunderlich
(Column 02)Summary: The Fulton Democrat supports Wunderlich for the state legislature.
Origin of Article: Fulton DemocratFor the Compromise
(Column 02)Summary: The Pittsburgh Post favors the Cresson compromise.Democratic Union Meeting
(Column 03)Summary: The men named invited the Democrats of Franklin County to come to a meeting to be held on September 15th to support the fusion ticket agreed to at Cresson.The Tariff Cheat
(Names in announcement: Long Abram, James Arnold, R. Barclay, William Barclay, Wm Bard, Thomas Barr, Samuel Baughman, Samuel Bergner, Wm. Binkley, George Bitner, Martin Bivens, W.H. Blair, James Blair, Christian Bomberger, Reuben Bower, Peter Bowers, S.R. Boyd, Wm. Boyle, P.A. Boyle, Samuel Brenneman, J.N. Brewer, George Brewer, Denton Brewer, J.C. Brewer, Henry Brewer, Jerimiah Bricker, John Brown, Joseph Byers, George Byers, Levi Byers, Frederick Byers, David Byers, John Cammel, Adam Carbaugh, Adam Carbaugh, Richard Carr, William Cline, David Clippinger, John Coleman, Melki Conrad, Uriah Corl, John Cushwa, F.O. Cushwa, John Daley, Henry Daughman, Benjamin Dawney, P.S. Decher, J.L. Dechert, Michael Deck, John DeHaven, Philip DeHaven, H. Dickhout, Wm. Divelbiss, John Dixon, George Dunkle, Samuel Ferry, J.S. Fetter, Wm. Fetter, Josiah Fickes, Edward Finley, Joseph Fisher, T.C. Fitzgerald, Peter Fobst, Frederick Forney, Samuel Foust, Henry Franklin, Samuel Freet, Solomon Gabler, James Gamble, Daniel Gelwix, John Gilbert, Wm. GillanSr., John Gillan, James Gilmor, Wm. Gilmor, Samuel Gilmor, Joseph Gipe, John Glen, David Glen, Isaac Groce, Daniel Groce, William Grouse, John Grove, John Guyer, James Hamilton, Emory Harne, Daniel Hartsell, Harman Hause, Wilson Haynes, Samuel Heister, George Heller, Peter Hissong, Adam Hissong, Simon Hollabaugh, Jeremiah Hoover, M.W. Houser, William Hunter, J. Hunter, John Jiles, George Johnson, S.B. Johnston, R.C. Johnston, B. Johnston, James Kaufman, Abraham Kaufman, Jacob Kegerreis, Porter Kegerreis, Michael Kegerreis, Amos Kegorreis, Max Kennedy, Adam Killinger, Adam Killinger, Jacob KillingerJr., Nicholas Kline, Isaac Koons, Isaac Koons, John Kuhn, Michael Kyner, John Kyner, Martin Landis, David Lawsen, Philip Lawyer, Christopher Laydig, Wm Leedy, Jacob Leedy, Daniel Lidy, Fulton Lindsay, Thomas Lindsay, Abraham Lininger, James Linn, John Logan, David LongJr., C. Louderbaugh, Benjamin Malone, George McGowen, Wm. McKinstry, Wm. McKinstry, Thomas McNeal, Geo Mengel, W. Metcalf, Casper Metz, Jacob Miller, Amos Miller, Michael Miller, Jacob Mohler, Samuel Mohler, Jacob MohlerJr., John Moore, Allen Mort, William Mort, David Mowen, John Mowen, Arwine Mowen, James Mulhollen, James Mullan, Joseph Myers, George Myers, Charles Myers, John Neil, Sam'l Nevin, John Newlin, John Nimmon, A.J. North, James Orr, John Orr, William Orr, William OrrJr., John Owens, James Parker, Elias Patten, James Patterson, Jacob Pierce, Joseph Pilgrim, John Pistlee, Levi Porter, John Powders, Daniel Powell, D.M. Reamer, Andrew Reamer, Henry Reamer, Jacob Reber, David Reber, Wm. Reber, Henry Reber, John Reed, Michael Reed, Michael Reed, Isaac Reed, John Reeder, James Reemer, John Reilly, Francis Reilly, Francis Reilly, Augustus Rexrath, Daniel Ringle, Aaron Ringner, John Ritchey, Enoch Ritter, John Rohne, George Rorabough, S.M. Seylar, B.M. Shafer, H. Shafer, Daniel Shaffer, John Shaffer, D. Shannon, Frederick Sharpe, Jacob Sheaffer, Henry Shearer, Peter Shoemaker, Wm. Shoemaker, John Shuck, John Skelly, Frederick Smith, Hugh Smith, Robert Smith, Jacob Smith, F.E. Smith, John Snyder, Jacob Snyder, Peter Snyder, Peter Snyder, Wm. Snyder, Adam Snyder, Wm. Spear, William Stambaugh, Rudy Staser, George Stenger, Peter Stenger, Conrad Stenger, W.S. Steuger, David Steward, John Stewart, Philip Strube, John Stumbaugh, Henry Stumbaugh, Abraham Stump, Joseph Taylor, John Treher, David Trout, George Umbrell, George Vogue, John Waidlich, F.C. Waidlick, Wm. Walker, John Waltricke, E. Weaver, Reuben Weidler, James White, James Wineman, George Wineman, George Wineman, Henry Wineman, Matthew Wineman, George Wingler, George WinmanJr., Henry Wirsck, Jacob WiseJr., Thomas Woodall, Barnabas Worley, John Wynkoop, Jacob Zarne, George Zettel, John Zimmerman, David Zullinger, Fred'k Zullinger)
(Column 04)Summary: William C. Bryant, the editor of the Evening Post, claims that the Republican platform doesn't call for a protective tariff while Mr. Curtin states that it does. The Spirit believes that both cannot be right.
Origin of Article: Evening PostMarried
(Column 05)Summary: Married on August 30th.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, William Moss, Mary Helm)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on August 30th.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Jacob Stull, Susan Speelman)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on August 28th at the White Swan Hotel.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Z. A. Colestock, Isaac White, Nancy Killinger)
(Column 05)Summary: Caroline Reamer died on August 21st, aged 3 years.
(Names in announcement: Caroline Reamer, William Reamer, Sarah Reamer)
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The Republican Candidate for Vice-President--A Serious Charge
(Column 01)Summary: Prints a letter that states that Hannibal Hamlin, the Republican candidate for Vice President, was paid a fee of $7000 for lobbying a claim through Congress.