Valley Spirit: November 7, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
The Battle--A Ballad by Caxten
(Column 01)Summary: A poem in honor of the election of Breckinridge and Lane.Glorious News from the South
(Column 01)Summary: Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia decided to abandon his support for Douglas because he believed that Douglas couldn't win any state in the Union. Rather than allow Lincoln to emerge victorious, Stephens decided that he had to support Breckinridge.
Origin of Article: St. Louis BulletinLook Out!
(Column 01)Summary: Urges Democrats to make sure that their ballots are correctly filled out and every name spelled correctly.What Will They Do?
(Column 02)Summary: Believes that the "honest portion of Douglas men" will support the Reading ticket in the November election.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia ArgusWhich Will be Best
(Column 03)Summary: Asks readers to contemplate the best course for the nation: a united country in which the South provides raw materials and markets for Northern manufactured goods or a disunited country in which the South receives her supplies from overseas and the North's prosperity declines as a result.
Full Text of Article:"We Will Make Her Submit"
Reader, of whatever political faith you are which will be the best? That the country shall remain whole and united as it is, the South being the receptacle and market for the manufactories and workshops of the North--furnishing the raw material and affording labor to toiling millions of the North, and buying the goods again in return, thus causing general prosperity all around,, or that it be disrupted, and the intercourse of the two sections of the country severed, the South opening her own ports and receiving her supplies of manufactured articles from foreign countries, and leaving the work-shops and manufactories of the North desolate and without market. Which will be the best? This is a matter for every voter to consider. As the country now exists, the South is the market for manufactories and workshops of the North. North cotton mills get their cotton from the South, thousands of hands are employed in them, and receive their pay for their work, and then the cotton goods are again sold to the South. Other manufactories sell their articles of manufacture South. The little town of Lynn, in Massachusetts, alone sells several millions of pairs of shoes and usually South. The iron works and rolling mills of the North find their best markets South. The cities of New York and Philadelphia, and other northern cities, depend almost entirely upon their commerce with the Southern States, and their teeming millions thus have prosperity.--Which then will be the best? Will you elect Lincoln, the candidate of the "irrepressible" Republican party, who will not receive a single elector 1 vote in any southern States and whose election incurs the risk of disturbing the harmony of the several States as they now exist, or will you say it is best to "let well enough alone," and contribute all in your power to his defeat. It is for you, consulting your own interests and the interests of the country to say, which will be best?
(Column 03)Summary: Senator Wilson, a friend of Lincoln, stated that the Republicans will make the South submit if it refuses to on its own. The Spirit doesn't believe the South will ever submit to black enfranchisement or equality. The North would then have to invade the South.[none]
(Column 03)Summary: Warns "Friends of the Reading Electoral Ticket" to keep an eye on the Forney-Douglas faction because they will vote for Lincoln.It is not So?
(Column 04)Summary: Argues that the "Massachusetts school" cannot tolerate slavery and thus wants to abolish it, even if that means severing the Union. The Republicans are abolitionists, despite what they say.The Negro Government of the Black Republicans--Ohio Election
(Column 04)Summary: The Republicans rejoice in the fact that 14,000 free blacks voted in Ohio.Nullifying States
(Column 04)Summary: The Republicans complain that Southerners want to nullify the Union. In fact, Northern states are the true nullifiers.[none]
(Column 04)Summary: A free black woman and her family of six children voluntarily enslaved themselves.
Origin of Article: Houston, Texas TelegraphExtract from Jackson's Farewell Address
(Column 05)Summary: Reprint of extract of Jackson's speech, in which he urges the citizens of every state to "avoid everything calculated to wound the sensibility or offend the just pride of the people of other States." The Union depends on maintaining the affections of the people; it cannot be preserved "by the mere exertion of the coercive powers confided to the General Government."Another Abolition Ruse
(Column 05)Summary: Argues that the denunciations of Lincoln made by the radical abolitionists are a ruse to make people think that Lincoln is not really an abolitionist.Letter from Mr. Breckinridge
(Column 05)Summary: Breckinridge states that he hasn't been making stump speeches in Kentucky, as some have claimed.
Origin of Article: Marion (Ala.) CommonwealthEditorial Comment: The letter is a "correction of certain statements respecting his [i.e. Breckinridge's] recent trip in the mountain regions of Kentucky.""It is Your Bull that has Gored My Ox"
(Column 06)Summary: Claims that Northerners believe that it's fine to hang horse thieves without due process, but it is an outrage for Southern men to hang slave thieves, or men who seize slaves in order to free them. The Spirit believes that this is a "strange inconsistency."Lincoln Good Enough for Ultra Abolitionists
(Column 06)Summary: Some of the radical abolitionists are getting scared and are throwing their support behind Lincoln.
Origin of Article: New Haven Reg.
Letter from E. G. Evans, of Chester County
(Column 01)Summary: Reprint of Evans' letter about Douglas and the unit rule.Judas Iscariot Totally Eclipsed
(Column 02)Summary: Compares Forney to Judas and Benedict Arnold. Forney's treachery led to the defeat of the Democratic ticket in October, but he won't necessarily be successful in November.Address of the Democratic State Executive Committee
(Column 03)Summary: W. H. Welsh, Chairman of Committee, states that the party is "united in the support of the regularly nominated electoral ticket." He urges all Democrats to vote in November.Where they Go
(Column 03)Summary: Argues that straight-out Douglasism is a short cut to Lincolnism.
The Prospects in New York
(Column 01)Summary: Predictions of presidential vote in New York based on voting patterns in previous elections.
Origin of Article: Albany Argus
Where We Stand
(Column 01)Summary: Argues that Breckinridge and Lane have never advocated disunion. "Vote for them and the Union is safe."Clergymen
(Column 02)Summary: Criticizes a Methodist clergyman named T. M. Eddy, who wrote to the President to complain about the treatment of Methodists in the South. He also sent his letter to a newspaper, leading the Spirit to believe that he was really after publicity. They have little sympathy for him, since the Methodists get into trouble when they give "advice to slaves to cut the throats of their masters."Who are Disunionists
(Column 03)Summary: Argues that Douglas is the true disunionist since many of his prominent friends, including Herschel Johnson, have openly advocated secession."No Use to Try"
(Column 04)Summary: Urges Democrats to not lose hope--just because they were defeated in the October election doesn't mean that the same will happen in the presidential.Friends of Breckinridge
(Column 04)Summary: Urges Breckinridge men not to scratch off the names of any of the electors on the Democratic ballot, even though some of them are Douglas supporters. All the electors are Democrats, and so all will vote to defeat Lincoln in the electoral college.Douglas' Conspiracy with the Black Republicans
(Column 05)Summary: Urges straight-out Douglas supporters to analyze Douglas's position on popular sovereignty. He will find that there is little difference between Douglas and the Republicans. "We would ask Democrats to pause and reflect before they are made the dupes of such a treacherous leader as Stephen A. Douglas."An Example for Democrats
(Column 05)Summary: Encourages Democrats to follow the example of the gallant Gen. Lane in the battle of Buena Vista and "Stand the fire and fall like men." If they do, the Democrats will win.Spurious Electorial Tickets!
(Column 06)Summary: Because the straight-out ticket has been withdrawn, some former straight-out supporters have drawn up and distributed an electoral ticket of their own. The Spirit published this spurious ticket to warn Democrats not to vote for it.The Grammar Critic
(Column 06)Summary: The Spirit makes fun of the "college-bred youth" who edits the Times because he loves to quote Latin, cite Shakespeare, and correct the Spirit's grammar.
(Names in announcement: Kennedy)
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit prints a table of stock prices before and after the Pennsylvania election. The fall in price indicates to the Spirit that Lincoln's election will lead to a severe drop in stocks.The Negroes Contributing to the Pennsylvania Election Fund
(Column 01)Summary: Black Philadelphians contributed $15,000 to the Republican party.
Origin of Article: N.Y. HeraldNo Chance for Judge Douglas
(Column 01)Summary: The press states that Douglas knows that he can't win. The Pennsylvanian believes that, in that case, Douglas must be staying in the race in order to help elect Lincoln.
Origin of Article: PennsylvanianPay Up
(Column 02)Summary: "The past year having been one of extraordinary prosperity to the farmers, they can well afford to make a display of their small change and pay the printer."Court Proceedings
(Column 03)Summary: Cases tried at October Terms of Court: Commonwealth vs. Jeremiah Gates--vulgar and insulting language. Commonwealth vs. David Sprinkle--Assault and Battery on Charles Fisher. Commonwealth vs. Isaac Wise--Assault and Battery. Commonwealth vs. Joseph Davasher--Assault. Commonwealth vs. Lewis Diehl--Assault. Commonwealth vs. Samuel Mahon--Larceny. Commonwealth vs. Daniel Jameson--Larceny, Stealing sheep from C. Freet. Commonwealth vs. Nancy Wade--Assault and Battery on Susan Corbet. Commonwealth vs. Susan Corbet--Assault and Battery on Nancy Wade. Commonwealth vs. Brant Lindsay (colored)--Keeping a tippling house, selling liquor. Commonwealth vs. Mary Pence--Surety of the peace on oath of Abraham Koonse. Common pleas: Sarah Denig, executrix of Louis Denig, vs. A. K. McClure. Hiram M. White vs. Samuel Myers, Jacob Brand and others. Hagerstown Savings Bank vs. Loudon Saving Fund--An action brought to recover $5,000. Isaac Kuhn vs. Jacob Barnsord--An action in ejectment to recover possession of a tract of land. Samuel Myers and Jacob Brand vs. H. M. White--An action in trespass.Married
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah Gates, David Sprinkle, Charles Fisher, Isaac Wise, Joseph Davasher, Lewis Diehl, Samuel Mahon, Daniel Jameson, C. Freet, Nancy Wade, Susan Corbet, Brant Lindsay(colored), Mary Pence, Abraham Koonse, Sarah Denig, Louis Denig, A. K. McClure, Hiram White, Samuel Myers, Jacob Brand, Isaac Kuhn, Jacob Barnsord)
(Column 06)Summary: Married on October 25th.Married
(Names in announcement: H. W. Rebok, S. Newcomer, Mary Hollar)
(Column 06)Summary: Married on November 1.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Z. A. Colestock, Isaac Brubaker, C. A. Showman)
(Column 06)Summary: Married on November 1.Married
(Names in announcement: Jos. Bradley, Rev. Z.A. Colestock, Mrs. E. A. Rhoads)
(Column 06)Summary: Married on November 1 in the English Lutheran Church.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Jacob Steck, James Boyd, Ellen Grove)
(Column 06)Summary: Died on October 26th, aged 24 years.Died
(Names in announcement: James McKee)
(Column 06)Summary: Died on October 25th, aged 49 years.
(Names in announcement: Philip Pieffer)
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Go to the Polls
(Column 01)Summary: Although the Republican gubernatorial candidate received 32,000 more votes than the Democratic candidate, the Democrats shouldn't be discouraged. If all the Democrats vote on Tuesday, Lincoln can still be defeated.