Valley Spirit: September 19, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
H.D. Foster's Tariff Record
(Column 01)Summary: Lengthy article that defends and explicates Foster's tariff record during his term as a Congressman. Foster is especially praised for supporting protections of the state's iron interests.The Fair
(Column 06)Summary: This year's fair promises to be excellent.
The Ebony Idol
(Column 01)Summary: In this story, a clergyman gives asylum to a recently freed slave and attempts to get him to work. The former slave, however, says that he didn't come North to labor.
Origin of Article: Springfield (Mass.) RepublicanEditorial Comment: Abolitionists will have problems putting freed slaves to work or giving them the training they will need to become acculturated.[none]
(Column 01)Summary: Abolitionists in Philadelphia attempted to free a slave woman. She stated that she didn't want to be freed, however, because she was well treated. The Spirit argues that if she had been freed she probably would be living in poverty.Mr. Curtin Doomed
(Column 02)Summary: Criticizes Curtin for abandoning the People's Party, which nominated him. He has embraced the platform of the Republicans, which is an anathema to the people who nominated him.
Origin of Article: The Tyrone StarEditorial Comment: Since Curtin abandoned the Pennsylvania "People's Party" for the Republicans he has been dropped by the conservative members of that party.Getting Alarmed
(Column 02)Summary: The Union movements in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut have struck fear in the Republicans, who can't win the presidency without those states.
Origin of Article: Hol. StandardDouglas For Union
(Column 03)Summary: The Democrat, which is the organ of Douglas, calls on Democrats to join together to support one ticket in order to defeat the Republicans. Douglas had previously opposed such a compromise.
Origin of Article: Chicago DemocratBlack Republicanism and Negro Equality
(Column 04)Summary: Some states, including Massachusetts and New York, have extended the franchise to blacks while depriving immigrants of the right to vote.The John Brown Party
(Column 05)Summary: The Republicans of Massachusetts have become so radical that they are no longer Republicans but member of the John Brown Abolitionists.[none]
(Column 06)Summary: The Argus supports a national union of the "conservative elements of the State against Lincoln." The Argus is the leading Douglas paper in New York.
Origin of Article: Albany Argus[none]
(Column 06)Summary: Supports a union of all Democrats.
Origin of Article: Brookville Jeffersonian (Douglas)[none]
(Column 06)Summary: Supports the Cresson compromise.
Origin of Article: Fayette County Genius of Liberty (Douglas)
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Democratic Union Meeting
(Column 01)Summary: The meeting of the supporters of the Cresson compromise occurred as planned and was "conducted in an orderly and businesslike manner, and with entire unanimity."Respect for Gray-Hairs
(Names in announcement: G.W. Brewer, Wm. Stenger, Esq. J.W. Douglas)
(Column 03)Summary: Warns the "he-gossips and scandal-mongers" who provide the Times with "false and malicious slanders" that they should reflect back upon certain actions in their pasts. These would make good stories in the paper, but the Spirit will not print them out of "respect for their gray-hairs."Democrats of Franklin County
(Column 04)Summary: Warns that the state and local elections are only three weeks away. The Democrats are in great danger of defeat, especially because of party divisions. The party must set aside the Presidential question and support the state and local Democratic candidates.The "Times"
(Column 06)Summary: The Times has lost its respectability as a result of its slanders of good Democrats.Straight Out Electoral Ticket
(Column 06)Summary: Few newspapers have come out in support of the straight out electoral ticket that was announced last Wednesday.Get Assessed in Time
(Column 06)Summary: Urges Democrats to see that assessments are made of every Democratic vote as soon as possible.
(Column 01)Summary: In its brief history, the Times has already bragged about its learning, wealth, and aristocracy.The Right Spirit
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit prints more names of Franklin County residents who support the Cresson compromise.Nill's Committee
(Names in announcement: Randall Alexander, Jerimiah Ashway, Steel Bears, Andrew Bears, Samuel Bierley, Marion Bowers, Simon Brewer, J.J. Campbell, John Campbell, Alex Campbell, Robert Campbell, John Campbell, Joseph Carney, Wm. Carney, John Coble, Matthew Coulter, James Crawford, George Croft, David Dinency, George Dinency, Edward Doyle, Domanach Doyle, William Doyle, James Duff, Thomas Elbeney, Thomas Fegan, Hans Findley, Robert Finley, George Forney, Solomon Forney, James Gamble, John Goshorn, Wm. Hays, Edward Hays, John Hays, Morrow Hockenberry, John Hockenberry, John Hockenberry, Harmin Hockinberry, Law Hockinberry, Henry Hockingberry, Wm. Hockingberry, Henry Holby, Samuel Hornbaker, William Johnston, S.A. Junkin, James Junkin, James Junking, John Kell, Levi Kershner, Joseph Krens, William Little, James Little, Frederick Long, Joseph Loose, Sylvester McElheney, Ferdinand McElheney, James H. McKinn, Thomas McKinn, Wm. Morrow, Matthew Phillippy, Adam Piper, David Pollock, Christian Robinson, Wm. Robinson, Joseph Seibert, Isaac Seibert, John SkinnerJr., Samuel Stewart, Thomas Taylor, Henry Wallace, Johnston Widney, James Wilson, John Zeigler, Daniel Zimmerman)
(Column 02)Summary: The Spirit prints the names of the men on Nill's County Committee. The paper assumes that these men will withdraw their names and "not permit their names to be used in this unauthorized manner to further distract and disorganize the party."The "Forney Clique"
(Names in announcement: Josiah Allen, A.J. Brand, G.W. Brewer, Jonathan Brewer, John Coon, D.W. Deal, P.C. Duffield, C.M. Duncan, John Gilbert, S. Gilmore, Dr. E.A. Herring, Samuel Holliday, G. Johnston, W. Kennedy, W.D. McKinstry, James Mullen, J.H. Murphy, William Noonan, T.X. Orr, John Orr, M. Reed, Gen. John Rowe, A.H. Senseny, J.M. Sharpe, Jacob Sierist, G.W. Stenger, Samuel West)
(Column 02)Summary: The Times says that it may be compelled to show who really has been in the Forney Clique in Chambersburg. The Spirit tells the Times to reveal its "revelations."
Origin of Article: Douglas-Lincoln TimesA Lie Nailed
(Column 02)Summary: The Spirit claims that a telegraph stating that W. P. Schell's nomination wasn't approved by the conferees of Mifflin, as stated in some papers, was a "sheer fabrication."Repubican-Abolition Rule
(Column 02)Summary: Letter warns that the Republicans may win the election. If they do, "bloody civil strife" could very well occur.Democratic Union Meeting
(Column 03)Summary: Minutes of the Democratic Union Meeting.Democratic Meeting
(Names in announcement: John Ashway, W. Auld, W.H. Blair, John Bowermaster, W.H. Boyle, M.C. Clem, Wm. Cline, Dr. Isaac Clugston, Joseph Cooper, Hartman Dickhout, J.W. Douglas, Phineas Eaches, Josiah Fickes, W. Gillan, S. Gilmore, E.B. Hammil, A.L. Irvine, George Johnston, Cornelius Lauderbaugh, Alex Martin, Josiah McDowell, Jacob McFerren, W.D. McKinstry, John Orr, Col. James Orr, H. Reilly, Peter Row, John Skinner, Geo. Stinger, Frederick Zollinger)
(Column 05)Summary: Herschel V. Johnson, Democratic candidate for Vice President, is scheduled to speak in Chambersburg on Thursday, September 20th.Congressional Conference
(Column 05)Summary: The Congressional convention met at the Chambersburg Court house and nominated Schell as the Democratic candidate of the 17th Congressional District.Married
(Names in announcement: Wilson Reilly, C.M. Barton, W. Ross White, Robert McCleaf, Frederic McIntire, Maj. J. Watson, B.F. Meyers, O.H. Gaither, Hon. Wilson Reilly, Maj. John Rowe, Col. J.B. Orr, Esq. H.G. Smith, C.M. Barton, E.S. Doty, Wm. Schell)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on September 6th.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Bauman, Peter Smith, Julia Palmer)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on September 13th at the Indian Queen Hotel.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Wm. Persinger, Louisa Wunderlich)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on September 13th at the Red Lion Hotel, Fayetteville.Married
(Names in announcement: Z.A. Colestock, Geo. Sackens, Amanda Gossett)
(Column 05)Summary: Married on September 4th.Deaths
(Names in announcement: F. Dyson, Cadwallader Kessecker, Margaret Vanderau)
(Column 05)Summary: Died on September 14th in Lurgan township, 63 years of age.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Owen)
(Column 05)Summary: Mrs. Susanna died on September 12th in Lurgan township.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Susanna, Michael Reed)
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Republican Appeals to Irishmen
(Column 01)Summary: The Democrat calls on Irishmen to resist Republican appeals. It reminds them that only the Democratic party stood between them and proscription.
Origin of Article: Greensburg DemocratA Signal Instance of Lincoln's Honesty
(Column 01)Summary: The Courier and Enquirer relates a story about Lincoln's tenure as Postmaster. When he resigned, he still had $200 of the government's money. He returned it when the Postmaster General asked for it. The paper sees this as an example of his honesty. The Spirit argues that Lincoln should have returned the money to the government before he did. The fact that he did ultimately return it is no reason for him to be president.
Origin of Article: New York Courier and Enquirer