Valley Spirit: January 25, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 1-3, poetry, column 4, reports from New York, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, column 6
How Cavalry Cover a Retreat
(Column 5)Summary: Essay explains strategies undertaken by successful cavalrymen.
Origin of Article: Correspondence Cincinnati CommercialNow is the Time to Pay Debts
(Column 7)Summary: Suggests that these inflationary times are ideal for the farmer trying to get out of debt.
Origin of Article: Prairie Farmer
Description of Page: Reports on troop movements in South Carolina and Georgia, columns 6-7
To Our Patrons -- Special Notice
(Column 1)Summary: Explains that the high price of paper will make it necessary to raise the Valley Spirit's subscription prices. Asks anyone indebted to the paper to please pay up as soon as possible.Convention of Publishers
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that a convention of newspaper publishers will take place in Harrisburg on February 9. Notes that discussing how to urge Congress to help printers and publishers will be the main item of business.The Costs of War
(Column 1)Summary: Ponders what progress could be made if the million men now fighting the war focused their energy instead on developing the nation's resources.Peace Rumors Again
(Column 2)Summary: Acknowledges reports of Confederate President Davis calling for peace negotiations and encourages the US government to consider more issues than slavery in any attempt at reconciliation.
Origin of Article: AgeTaxing Labor
(Column 4)Summary: Calls the new law taxing incomes "wholly unjust."[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Reports that rumors are circulating about Republican support for discontinuing bounties for US soldiers.Pennsylvania
(Column 5)Summary: Lists the valuation of real and personal estate, the assessment of tax on that property, and the number of taxable inhabitants in each of Pennsylvania's counties. Franklin county is listed with $12, 674,963 in real and personal estate, $32,723.47 in assessed taxes, and 9,459 taxable inhabitants.
Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 5-7
(Column 1)Summary: Outlines the rules surrounding exemptions from the draft, including the exclusion of men under age 20 and over age 45.A Cheap Ice House
(Column 1)Summary: Explains how anyone living near a water course can build an ice house to hold a cube of ten feet square for only ten dollars.Court Proceedings
(Column 2)Summary: Reports on last week's court proceedings. In Commonwealth vs. Michael Creasler, prosecuted by Simon Bitner, the defendant was found not guilty of assault. Stenger and Sharpe found for the Commonwealth, while Stumbaugh and Stewart found for the defendant. In Commonwealth vs. Jacob Garner, prosecuted by Israel Sollenberger, the defendant was found guilty of horse stealing and was sentenced to 3 months in the Eastern Penitentiary. Stenger, Stumbaugh and Gehr found for the Commonwealth, Sharpe for the defendant. In Commonwealth vs. James Dowhower, prosecuted by Israel Sollenberger, the defendant was found guilty of horse stealing and was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in the Eastern Penitentiary. Stenger, Stumbaugh and Gehr found for the Commonwealth, and Sharpe for the defendant. In Commonwealth vs. James Johnston, prosecuted by Frances Bowen, the defendant was found guilty of seduction. A motion for a new trial was agreed to for Wednesday January 25. Kimmell, Sharpe, Stewart and Stenger found for the Commonwealth, Cessna and Brewer for the defendant. In Commonwealth vs. Cain Norris, the defendant was found guilty of larceny of 95 cents from the money drawer of A. H. Fahnestock and was sent to the house of refuge. Stenger found for the Commonwealth, and Stewart for the defendant. In Commonwealth vs. Obed Gsell, prosecuted by Samuel Reisher, the defendant was found not guilty of larceny of logs worth $3.00. Stenger found for the Commonwealth, Stumbaugh and Gehr for the defendant. In the Court of Common Pleas: in S. M. Pennock & Co. vs. William Reber, a action in assumpsit brought for the price of a reaping machine, the verdict was in favor of the defendant. In John Peterman, Adm'r of William Peterman, dec'd vs. Lewis Etter, an action to recover the balance due William Peterman as the substitute for Etter, the verdict was in favor of the plaintiff. In William Rodgers vs. William Keyser, trover and conversion, the plaintiff's claim was accepted and the defendant ordered to pay the claim plus $55 in damages.Franklin County Taxes
(Names in announcement: Michael Creasler, Simon Bitner, Stenger, Sharpe, Stumbaugh, Stewart, Jacob Garner, Israel Sollenberger, Gehr, James Dowhower, James Johnston, Frances Bowen, Kimmell, Cessna, Brewer, Cain Norris, A. H. Fahnestock, Obed Gsell, Samuel Reisher, S. M. Pennock, William Reber, John Peterman, William Peterman, Lewis Etter, William Rodgers, William Keyser)
(Column 2)Summary: Lists the total amount of taxes paid by Franklin County residents into the state treasury during the past year: $3,338.89 in taxes on bank dividends; $3,527.60 on corporation stocks; $30,760.06 on real and personal property; $5,907.57 on half-mills; $25.86 on net earnings or income; $400.00 on enrollment of laws; $333.08 on tonnage; $713.39 on writs; $9,402.58 on collateral inheritance; $1,034.15 on tavern licenses; $4,217.18 on retailers' licenses; $38.00 on billiard room licenses; $7.60 on peddlers' licenses; $266.00 on restaurant licenses; $166.25 on distillery and brewery licenses. The total paid by Franklin county was $59,138.15.Bank Election
(Column 2)Summary: On January 10, the following men were elected to be directors of the First National Bank of Waynesboro: W. S. Amberson, Alex. Hamilton, Geo. Besore, Geo. Jacobs, John Price, Samuel Frantz, Daniel Mickley, Henry Good, Jas. H. Clayton. On January 11, that board chose Amberson to serve as President and Clayton to serve as Secretary.Tavern Licenses
(Names in announcement: W. S. Amberson, Alex. Hamilton, Geo. Besore, Geo. Jacobs, John Price, Samuel Frantz, Daniel Mickley, Henry Good, Jas. H. Clayton)
(Column 3)Summary: The following men were licensed at the present session of the court to "keep tavern": John Miller, Chambersburg; A. B. Seibert, Concord; Childerson Robison, Concord; David Kitzmiller, Roxbury; J. B. Brumbaugh, Middleburg; Alexander Martin, St. Thomas; William Bratten, St. Thomas; and John H. Hartle, to sell liquor wholesale in Greencastle.Congressional
(Names in announcement: John Miller, Childerson Robison, A. B. Seibert, David Kitzmiller, J. B. Brumbaugh, Alexander Martin, William Bratten, John H. Hartle)
(Column 4)Summary: Reviews proceedings of the US Congress, including the consideration of a petition asking that rebel prisoners in Northern prisons be released and placed under the care of discharged Union prisoners.Married
(Column 6)Summary: On January 11, Ada Dyson and Rev. A. Kester, of East Baltimore, were married by Rev. S. Dyson. The ceremony took place in the home of the bride's brother-in-law, J. W. Deal, Esq.Married
(Names in announcement: J. W. DealEsq., Rev. S. Dyson, Rev. A. Kester, Miss Ada Dyson)
(Column 6)Summary: Rev. Daniel Holsinger married George Unger and Susie Holsinger on January 5 near Waynesboro.Married
(Names in announcement: Daniel Holsinger, George Unger, Susie Holsinger)
(Column 6)Summary: Rev. Mr. Keller married William P. McGrath and Mary A. Keefer, of Cumberland County, on January 12.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Keller, William P. McGrath, Mary A. Keefer)
(Column 6)Summary: Mary Black Hostetter, daughter of Jacob and Georgiana Hostetter, died on January 10 at age 1 year and 3 months.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Black Hostetter, Jacob Hostetter, Georgiana Hostetter)
(Column 6)Summary: Thomas L. Fletcher, Esq., died on January 19.
(Names in announcement: Thomas L. FletcherEsq.)
Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 1-7