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Valley Spirit: October 5, 1864

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Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 1-4

To Brig. Gen. W. H. Koontz
(Column 5)
Summary: Chastizes Brigadier General W. H. Koontz, Republican candidate for Congress, for suggesting that Democratic newspapers celebrated when the Union army was defeated in the First Battle of Bull Run.
Origin of Article: Somerset Democrat
Editorial Comment: "We had no idea that such a blatant war man as General Koontz was, after all, but a dunghill fowl, until we saw this article in the Democrat. Read it."
Trailer: H. G. & G. F. Baer, late editors of Somerset Democrat
The Lesson it Teaches
(Column 6)
Summary: Suggests that Republicans who are frustrated that there is nothing in the Democratic platform to render it offensive should recognize that there is no viable option except the one provided by the Democrats.
Another Letter from Hon. Reverdy Johnson of Maryland
(Column 6)
Summary: Senator Johnson, a Republican, explains why he will be voting for McClellan in November.
Trailer: Reverdy Johnson
"Striking at the Cause"
(Column 7)
Summary: Argues that Lincoln's present policy is similar to what John C. Breckinridge would have done had been elected president in 1860. Suggests that Breckinridge would have forced the North into submission by making slavery a national institution, using the sort of coercion that Lincoln is currently relying on.
Origin of Article: Age

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