Valley Spirit: 11 01, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Taxing of the National Banks
(Column 3)Summary: Chief Justice Denic, of the New York Court of Appeals, has issued a judgment affirming the right of state authorities to tax individuals and institutions holding government bonds.The "Coming War"
(Column 7)Summary: Responding to a report that scores of blacks will soon be sent north for employment in the region's mines, the Spirit condemns the proposal as an insult to white workingmen, particularly those in Pennsylvania since it is home to a large number of extractive industries and, therefore, will be the destination of a signficant proportion of said freedmen. The article intimates that the continued campaign to elevate blacks socially and politically will ultimately result in racial conflict.
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The long looked for is coming at last-via; the "irrepressible conflict;" the "cullud pussen;" known in State papers of former times as the "American citizen of African descent." Among recent telegrams from the Federal capital we find the following announcement:
"A large number of freedmen are to be sent North, to be employed in mines and on railroads."
Following so closely as this announcement does upon the shoddy victory at the Pennsylvania ballot-box-achieved as it was upon a platform favoring if not endorsing negro suffrage and equality-we can attribute it to no other influence that the result of the election. It is true Pennsylvania is not specifically mentioned, but the word "mines" clearly indicates that their main destination is the State where mining is one of the principal pursuits. As the direct consequence, therefore, of the elective victory of the Pennsylvania negro party, the "coming man" is coming-coming not singly or in scores, as formerly, but in "large numbers." Would the Boardinghouse Bureau have ventured upon such as movement had the Democracy been victorious? We are quite sure that it would not.
The Democracy proposed to first take care of the white poor of the State-among the most numerous of whom are those made helpless by the causalities of war-before they should exted their good offices to the black pets of abolitionism-the poor created by the negro stealers of the shoddy party. Knowing well that the Democratic party considered the Government's first duty to be to those who helped to save it, and who, in helping, greatly suffered, the War Department and its Negro Bureau no doubt waited in anxious suspense the result of our election. Now that the White Man's party has been defeated, we shall be given a full opportunity of tasting the "benefits" which are to result from that defeat, and their schemes for e advancement of the negroes at the expense of the white workingmen of the State.
The white soldiers who have just returned from the sanguinary battle-fields which brought freedom for the negroes, and who have gone patiently to work to repair the ravages which war has made upon their humble fortunes, will now find fresh applicants contesting for their situations, and those of them who have not succeeded in securing employment will soon find the avenues of labor choked with the in-coming avalanche of Blacks. Is this what they fought and suffered for? Is this the manner in which they are to be rewarded for all their sacrifices and wounds?
The Shoddy mouthpieces for years declared that the freed Negroes would not come North, and the story was repeated up till the last ballot was cast on the 10th of October. It is true, they may now say in apology, that the negroes are not coming North-that they are merely sent. But the quibble will not avail. Those who held out to the workingmen of Pennsylvania that negro labor would never compete in Pennsylvania with white labor, should now be brought to judgment. Those who advocated war to secure freedom for the Blacks, and then held out false promises of patronage and protection to our workingmen to go into the service, should be arraigned before the bar of judgement and settled with by public condemnation.
Franklin County Election
(Column 1)Summary: The votes of Franklin county soldiers were tabulated and added to the overall count by the county's return judges on Oct. 27th. Stenger has a majority of 3 votes for District Attorney and Duncan has been elected Senator "by a majority of about 23 votes," but, says the article, an effort will be made to manufacture a return of the soldiers' votes to defeat him. The votes of the 77th regiment, which is currently stationed in Texas, have yet to be included in the totals.Reconstruction
(Names in announcement: Hartranft, Campbell, McConaughy, Stumbaugh, Shuman, Doebler, Hassler, Rowe, Kuhn, Skinner, Clayton, Nevin, Mackay, Calvin M. Duncan, Stenger)
(Column 1)Summary: The piece praises President Johnson's policies and warns of the growing threat posed by Radicals who continue to promulgate their agenda.
Origin of Article: Lycoming GazetteFull Text of Article:Mr. Johnson's Conversation with Mr. Stearns
The subject of reconstruction cannot too often arrest attention and careful consideration, as the destiny of the nation depends in a great measure, upon the proper adjustment of political issues now pending. Suffer the revolutionary policy of Stevens to triumph, new wounds, in addition to those now afflicting the body politic, will be laid open; wounds that will eat like a cancer upon the life of the republic. The vital interests of the nation are involved in the question of reconstruction. If Andrew Johnson remains true to his avowed declarations-true to his recorded oath, and true to his country's interests, the States late in rebellion will spring up phoenix-like and take their original position in the old union galaxy; her citizens, infused with new life and vigor adding their quota to every branch of individual and public enterprise, building anew the waste places and making her borders to bloom and blossom like the rose.
There appears to be, however, a determined effort upon the part of the radicals in every section of the republic to checkmate the designs of president Johnson in his noble efforts towards reconstruction upon constitutional principles. The deep-seated feeling of hate still finds food and shelter in the radical heart, ignoring the fact that war has ceased its work, no longer arraying one section against the other. This feeling will not allow them to enter into social and political relationship with their erring brethren of the South,--will not allow them to meet as equals, as members of the same national brotherhood.
This feeling of hate must be put down if we ever expect to live in peace and quietness-if we ever expect a complete restoration of national law. Let us then, do all we can to cultivate this spirit among all classes and grades. Let us offer to all the pipe of peace, and we will be exonerated from all blame, should the wild ravings of wicked men prevail.
The terrible events of the last few years are not sufficient to satisfy the radical leaders. Their thirst for contention and strife is not quenched, and will not be until all social, civil and political rights are taken from the Southern people. That is the reason why they refuse to welcome back the returning prodigals. Give us, says the Jacobins of the Republican party, supreme power of the States late in rebellion, and all will be well. They do not deserve a Union as it was, linked together by constitutional obligations; they deserve a new Union of their own creation, united by new links, forged by new men, composed of new material. The troubled waves of passion outride the storm of civil strife, casting up new ingredients of discord.
The developments of the next few months will bring to an issue the great question under advisement. We will then find out who desires a complete restoration of national law. A wise policy, predicated upon a sure foundation, treating the States late in rebellion as subject to the same protection as if no war had cursed the land, must be endorsed, or a new policy, revolutionary in its operations an unjust in its exactions, treating the states as conquered provinces, her citizens as vassasl, without any political character, must become the law of the land.
The conservative citizen will choose the former line of action. To his mind the way is clear. Give back the old flag, and all its protecting influence--cultivate a spirit of amity and good-will among the people-cancel old accounts and make new ones where debt and credit will be redound to the benefit of all classes and sections. In this way peace will prevail, all branches of industry will recover with rapid stride, and a nation's resources will recuperate from a nation's trials.
Let us throw to the winds the idle doctrine which promulgates the idea that, a State can lose its status by individual direliction. We trust that the sober second thought of the people will favor the policy of President Johnson, the only policy that will cement the States into one.
We have had enough strife and bloodshed; why continue to harass a fallen brother, who acknowledges his sin, expressing a willingness to discharge all the duties of citizenship; why talk about obsolete issues that are dead and buried?
It behooves the conservative men of all parties to unite in one vigorous effort, if they hope to crush the new reconstruction theory of Stevens & Co. Will they do it? Will they count all other issues of minor import? They must, or our country becomes the theatre of new conflicts, more terrible in their results upon society than a "four years war." The result of the recent elections is no criterion to judge men upon this vital issue, as it was contended by the Republicans that they were opposed to the radical doctrine, and approved of the President's policy. We did not believe their declarations, but enough did, to throw the State against the open an avowed friends of restoration upon constitutional principles.-
(Column 2)Summary: Contains a synopsis of President Johnson's conversation with Massachusetts abolitionist George Stearns, during which Johnson reiterated his plans for the re-admission of the southern states.
Origin of Article: New York WorldFull Text of Article:The Late Election
It is extremely amazing to witness in what an agony of anxiety and perplexity partisan Republicans are thrown by the cordial support the Democracy are given Mr. Johnson. This pepitation and restless were not uppermost in the mind of Mr. Stearns that it inspired the first utterance he made. From the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh. We are not surprised that Mr. Johnson laughed in the face of Mr. Stearns, and we can understand how the President, after the interview was over, quietly enjoyed the attitude in which he had left his distressed inquisitor. Mr. Stearns evidently hoped and expected to draw out something which he could quote as evidence that Mr. Johnson repelled the support or doubted the sincerity of the Democracy; but he went away with a large flea, of the genus Pulex, in his ear. The remark of Mr. Stearns in such a perfectly exquisite description of the condition of the Republicans that we cannot abstain from reproducing it:
I remarked that the people of the North were anxious that the process of reconstruction should be thorough and they wished to support him in the arduous work; but their ideas were confused by the conflicting reports constantly circulated, and especially by the present position of the Democratic party. It is industriously circulated in the Democratic clubs that he was going over them.
We advise the Republicans to take a little of the white of an egg or fish skin to settle their ideas, which are now so "confused!"
The substance of Mr. Johnson's reported conversation is as good as the introduction. He makes it clear:
1. That he means to squelch forever the state-suicide theory of the Faneuil Hall momorialists headed by Professor Parsons; of Sumner, Stevens, gnd all that clique, and of the Atlantic Monthly, and such radical sheets.
2. That he does not intend to be rigidly bound by the terms of his first proclamation of amnesty, but that he will throw wide open the doors of pardon to all, no matter whether or not they are in the excepted classes. "Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you," is the encouragement given by the President to every one who repents and sues for forgiveness.
3. That the arm of the federal government will not be used, if our Chief Magistrate has power to prevent it, to force negro suffrage upon the reluctant Southern States as a condition of representation in Congress.
4. That he his opposed to a consolidated federal government. In that respect he is the opposite of his immediate predecessor in office, who was a Federalist by education and habit of thought, and had no sincere respect for the reserved rights of the individual States.
5. That he is favor of elevating and purifying the ballot, of which he has already given the best evidence by preventing the Weed faction in the State from using the power of the navy-yard and custom-house to debase and corrupt the elective franchise. His excellent suggestions about educating the negroes, if possible, up to a standard enabling them to appreciate the responsibility of a vote, are humane and statesmanlike, and will be more and more approved as time goes on.--
(Column 2)Summary: Comments on the general public's political apathy following the Republican victory in Pennsylvania, and predicts that it bodes well for the Democratic Party's future.
Origin of Article: MonitorThe Return of Specie Payments
(Column 3)Summary: Reacting to the Secretary of the Treasury's remark that he favors a reduction in currency and a return to specie payment, the article agrees in principle with McCollough, but cautions against any sudden policy changes that could adversely affect the economy.
Full Text of Article:The Coming Irrepressible Conflict
The remarks of the Secretary of the Treasury on this subject attract a good deal of attention. He is in favor of reducing the currency and getting back to specie payments. His views of finance are sound enough; but it is certain that any sudden movements in that direction would be disastrous to the country just now. The return must be very gradual. We need not, however, apprehend haste. The necessities of the government will prevent it. The attempt to control the whole finance of the country by national banks is essentially vicious, but the attempt is made. Sooner or later the evil effects will be felt. Just now everybody pays with somebody's promises to pay, who has nothing to pay with but somebody else's promise to pay, who can't pay better than he can. The banks, as usual, live on the interest of what they owe, or what somebody else owes. The government is the great promiser, carrying a mountainous debt with its promises. To get enough promises to pay to answer its purpose, it must protect the promises of its pet banks, so that business may go one and taxes be paid. W used to be shocked at national debts of incomprehensible magnitude, without foreseeing how soon we would present to the world and example of indebtedness surpassing any ever seen; for our debt is as large as the debt of England, and we pay twice the rate of interst. Financial affairs have got out of all comprehension on any principles known amongst men. It is idle to think of paying, sure enough, with money in any reasonable time. Amongst the millions of promises to pay, there is no paying on sight, and not going to be soon.
(Column 4)Summary: Reports on the political infighting within the Republican ranks as radicals and conservatives battle for control of the party.
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The Abolition Republican Union party, having again succeeded, by indefinite platforms and all sorts of specious pretexts, in escaping defeat at the late elections, the question now to be determined is what did those State elections determine? The extreme Radicals will be satisfied with nothing short of a complete surrender to them by their more conservative allies. In this State, it is true that the chairman of the Abolition State Central Committee appealed to his party not to divide upon the negro question; that negro suffrage, &c., were not questions in agitation before the people; but notwithstanding this avowal, upon the part of Mr. Cessna, the result of the contest is claimed as being an open, undisguised Radical triumph. The eternal suffrage question then being sure to come up in the coming Congress, at an early day, the Radicals have commenced their operations to lash their more conservative coadjutors into their way of thinking. The leading Abolition papers contain, daily, reports of speeches by leading radicals, which bitterly assail any in their party who do not endorse the black issue. The simple truth is that the Radicals referred to, desire no restoration of the Union. They were always opposed to the old Union and they are so now regarding its restoration. The only Union they desire is one of a force; they wish to beggar the Southern people by confiscation, and humiliate them by conferring upon their late slaves the right of suffrage.
We trust, however, the people of the South will prosecute, with continued energy and confidence, their efforts to renew the prosperity of the Southern States. Let them heed the President's warning, and pay no regard to speeches that may seem to breathe a spirit of hatred and revenge.
(Column 4)Summary: Praises the outcome in the case of Walker vs. Crane, held recently in Rutland before Judge Smalley, of the United States Circuit Court. Smalley ruled the Act of March 3,1863, granting the federal authorities far reaching powers, to be unconstitutional.
Origin of Article: Montpelier Argus & PatriotFull Text of Article:[No Title]
The Montpelier Argus & Patriot contains the report of a recent decision of Judge Smalley in the case of Walker vs. Crane, tried in the United States Circuit Court at Rutland, which stamps with the just stigma of unconstitutionality the section of the act of March 3, 1863, which pretend to interpose between justice and the official doors of lawless and arbitrary acts the shield of presidential authority. The sections reads as follows: And be it further enacted, That any order of the President, or under his authority, made at any time during the existence of this rebellion, shall be a defense in all courts to any action or prosecution, civil or criminal, pending or to be commenced for any search, seizure, arrest or imprisonment made, done, or committed, or acts omitted to be done under and by virtue of such order, or under color of any act of Congress, and such defense may be made by special plea or under the general issue,
In the Language of the Argus & Patriot
Judge Smalley delivered an able and impartial charge to the jury upon the facts, submitting to them the various questions arising upon the conflicting evidence. He ruled that the section of the act of March 3, 1863, above quoted, was in violation of the Constitution of the United States, and afforded no protection for acts done under the authority of that section, that the language used by the plaintiff did not amount to any offense against the enrollment acts; also that the opinion of Whiting in regard to the construction of that act was erroneous; and that martial law in Vermont, the civil law remained in full force, and was not subordinate to military authority. He submitted the question of damages to the jury, claming that a defendant honestly believed, and had reason to believe, that the plaintiff was a substitute broker, and came within the effect of the order to exclude persons of that description, it should go in mitigation of damages, even if the fact should be found to be otherwise.
"The jury, after a short absence, returned a verdict for the plaintiff for one-thousand dollars."
This is a gratifying step toward the restoration of the protection of law to American citizens. It is something if civil liberties can be restored, even if there was not virtue enough tin the American people to have them retained.
(Column 4)Summary: Notes that the Republican press' unyielding support for Gen. Daniel E. Sickles and Gen. John Cochrane has disappeared since the two proclaimed their intent to back the Democratic Party.How the Elections Were Won
(Column 5)Summary: Using the on-going trial against Col. John C. Crane, U. S. Quartermaster, as an example of Republican corruption, the article asserts that patronage is systematically distributed to the party's supporters in exchange for their financial contributions.
Origin of Article: Cincinnati EnquirerThe Radicals Calling for the Impeachment of the President
(Column 5)Summary: Mocks a quote from an article appearing in the Boston Commonwealth, "the organ of Charles Sumner," which derides Johnson and his Cabinet for betraying blacks and demands President Johnson's impeachment.
Origin of Article: Cincinnati EnquirerEditorial Comment: "The London correspondent of the Boston Commonwealth, the organ of Senator Sumner, calls for the Impeachment of the President. It says;"
Full Text of Article:National Thanksgiving Day
"There should be some chivalry somewhere, enough to flight the President and his Cabinet, one and all, to the death, and pluck the spoil out of their teeth. Shame on them one and all; on Johnson, who has basely betrayed those who placed him in power, and the negroes, to whom he offered himself as a Moses; on Seward, on Stanton, on the whole set, who have not the honor to resist him, and, failing success, to abandon and help to impeach him; and-alas! alas! shame on the whole North, who not only permit for one moment this wrong to go on but actually hesitate to arraign their infamous agents at Washington."
Times have changed with the Radicals, who used to call it treason to denounce the President. Then the President was the Government.--Oin, Enquirer.
(Column 6)Summary: Contains a proclamation issued by President Johnson, declaring the first Thursday of December a "day of National Thanksgiving of the Creator of the Universe."Violent Speech of Wendell Phillips--Attack upon the President and General Banks.
(Column 6)Summary: Reports on a lecture delivered by Wendell Phillips before the Boston Fraternity. In his address, entitled "The South Victorious," Phillips castigated President Johnson for his actions thus far relative to the reintroduction of the former rebel states. Phillips also declared the Republican Party dead.
Origin of Article: BostonFull Text of Article:
Boston, Oct 18.
Wendell Phillips delivered a lecture before the Boston Fraternity last night. The lecture attracted a large and enthusiastic audience. Its title was "The South Victorious." Mr. Phillips declared that President Johnson in his speech to the delegation that waited upon him from South Carolina, and who appealed to him for protection against Congress and the harsh spirit of the Northern States, had ranged himself with the half converted rebels, and made himself three quarters of a rebel, in order that the rebels themselves might be one-quarter Union.
Major General Banks Mr. Phillips denounced as a vagrant mountebank laden with the curses of every loyal man in Louisiana and Massachusetts men were going to send him to Congress. Mr. Phillips, in speaking of the endorsement of President Johnson by various Republican State conventions said:
"The Republican party does not exist.-There is a spectre walking over the country in its shroud, but there is no such party. It has not existed since the Baltimore Convention, when it was buried with the will of Abraham Lincoln. I deny the existence of any political force entitled to be called the Republican party."
Local and Personal--The Election
(Column 1)Summary: Provides the official election results in Franklin county as presented by the Return Judges.
Full Text of Article:Local and Personal--Information As To Pensions
Below we give the official vote of Franklin county, including the vote from the army, received since the publication of our former tables. The Return Judges reassembled on Friday last to count the army vote, in pursuance of the law. The number of votes returned was seven, which they counted with considerable difficult and adjourned:STATE TICKET Aud.Gen. Sur.Gen. DISTRICTS Hartranft Davis Campbell Linton Antrim 479 453 479 453 North Ward 317 183 316 184 South Ward 269 246 268 247 Concord 27 98 27 98 Dry Run 114 84 114 68 Fayetteville 237 179 237 119 Greenvillage 188 96 188 96 Gullford 180 192 180 192 Hamilton 112 140 112 140 Letterkenny 234 208 134 208 Lurgan 87 120 87 120 Loudon 82 93 81 96 Metal 146 94 146 94 Montgomery 188 134 188 135 Orrstown 71 124 71 124 Peters 149 46 150 46 Quincy 185 278 184 279 Southampton 48 68 48 68 Sulphur Springs 29 53 29 53 St. Thomas 147 182 148 182 Washington 290 250 290 250 Warren 45 45 45 44 Welsh Run 97 133 97 133 Army Vote 7 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 3620 3496 3616 3500 Auditor General Surveyor General Hartranft 3620 Campbell 3615 Davis 3496 Linton 3500 Hartranft's majority 124 Campbell's majority 115 DISTRICT TICKET Senator Assembly DISTRICTS McConnaughy Duncan Stumbaugh Shuman McLellan Tressler Antrim 478 450 409 471 463 452 North Ward 308 189 319 283 222 171 South Ward 270 244 275 251 209 253 Concord 27 98 26 27 99 88 Dry Run 115 88 115 115 88 88 Fayetteville 231 192 237 237 179 176 Greenvillage 187 97 187 188 97 96 Gullford 180 192 173 176 203 191 Hamilton 117 135 110 106 147 140 Letterkenny 133 209 133 131 211 206 Lurgan 87 120 88 88 120 119 Loudon 75 102 79 81 96 96 Metal 146 94 146 146 96 93 Montgome 186 136 187 181 135 137 Orrstown 71 124 72 71 124 123 Peters 139 46 142 135 61 42 Quincy 181 273 191 182 272 263 Southampton 48 68 63 48 64 67 Sulphur Springs 29 53 29 29 53 53 St. Thomas 148 183 149 148 181 182 Washington 290 250 289 289 250 250 Warren 45 45 44 45 45 45 Welsh Run 97 133 97 95 136 133 Army Vote 7 -- 7 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3583 2521 3619 3528 3611 3458 Senator Assembly McConnaughy 3583 Stumbaugh 3619 Duncan 3621 Shuman 3528 -- McLellan 3611 McConnaughy's majority 64 Tressler 3458 COUNTY TICKET Sheriff Treas'r D. Att'y Surveyor Districts Dobler Byrd Husler Doyle Howe Senger Kuhn Auld Antrim 480 451 480 442 482 441 484 445 North Ward 335 168 319 180 298 196 277 218 South Ward 269 242 263 246 257 256 262 253 Concord 26 99 25 100 27 98 27 98 Dry Run 115 88 112 91 115 88 114 86 Fayetteville 234 181 237 179 233 182 236 180 Greenvillage 190 91 188 96 187 96 187 96 Gullford 174 197 173 195 177 195 186 185 Hamilton 109 141 125 137 109 142 112 140 Letterkenny 135 206 134 207 133 208 134 203 Lurgan 87 120 87 120 87 120 89 117 Loudon 80 97 90 87 64 113 82 94 Metal 150 90 145 94 141 95 145 93 Montgomery 185 135 196 124 182 138 190 136 Orrstown 70 125 71 124 72 123 74 124 Peters 138 47 138 46 137 48 147 38 Quincy 192 253 186 268 183 271 187 268 Southampton 51 62 48 63 47 68 47 68 Sulphur Springs 29 53 27 55 29 53 29 53 St. Thomas 148 183 149 177 145 186 160 167 Washington 288 253 280 251 289 252 290 250 Warren 45 44 46 43 45 45 45 43 Welsh Run 98 133 98 133 98 132 99 131 Army Vote 4 -- 5 -- 5 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3622 3497 3640 3463 3545 3548 3606 3480 Comm'r. D. of P. Auditor Coroner Districts Skinner Lesher Clayton Secriet Nevin Sellers Maclay Hunter Antrim 467 462 478 453 479 450 478 451 North Ward 302 199 316 184 316 184 316 184 South Ward 264 252 266 250 268 247 269 247 Concord 30 95 27 98 27 98 27 98 Dry Run 124 80 115 88 115 88 115 87 Fayetteville 236 180 236 180 236 180 235 181 Greenvillage 184 100 185 98 188 96 180 95 Gullford 178 194 178 194 179 193 178 194 Hamilton 112 140 112 140 112 140 112 140 Letterkenny 136 207 133 209 134 208 131 211 Lurgan 84 119 87 120 87 120 87 120 Loudon 81 96 81 96 81 96 81 96 Metal 145 94 146 94 145 94 146 94 Montgomery 187 135 192 130 187 135 187 135 Orrstown 71 124 71 124 71 124 71 123 Peters 139 46 139 46 139 46 139 46 Quincy 187 266 141 310 182 271 184 270 Southampton 48 68 48 68 48 68 48 68 Sulphur Springs 29 54 29 53 29 53 29 53 St. Thomas 148 183 148 168 145 185 147 184 Washington 289 251 307 231 289 250 290 250 Warren 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Welsh Run 97 133 97 132 97 133 97 132 Army Vote 5 -- 2 -- 5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3591 3523 3579 3526 3605 3504 3604 3504 Sherriff Commissioner Doblar 3591 Skinner 3591 Byrd 3623 Lesher 3523 Doblar's majority 155 Skinner's majority 68 Treasurer Director of the Poor Hussler 3640 Clayton 3579 Doyle 3463 Secriet 3526 Hussler's majority 117 Clayton's majority 53 District Attorney Auditor Howe 3545 Nevin 3005 Stenger 3548 Sellers 3504 Stenger's majority 3 Nevin's majority 101 Surveyor Cororner Kuhn 3005 Maclay 3604 Auld 3480 Hunter 3504 Kuhn's majority 125 Maclay's majority 100
(Column 1)Summary: The article announces that the Commissioner of Pensions is preparing a report for Congress for 1865, details the rates paid to widows and injured soldiers, and highlights the marked increase in the number claimants seeking government aid since 1862.
Full Text of Article:Married
In 1862 there were only 8,146 pensioners of all classes on the lists. In 1863 the list increased to 14,780; in 1864, to 51,135; and to this date (October 17) the certificates issued on admitted claims amount to about $93,000. The full pensions of a Lieut. Colonel and officers of a higher grade is $30 per month; for a Major $25; for a Captain $20; for a First Lieutenant $17; for a Second Lieutenant, $15, and for enlisted men $8. Under a special act, passed last March, persons who have lost one foot and one hand are entitled to $20 per month; and to $25 per month for both hands and both eyes. There are one-quarter, one-half and two-thirds pensions, according to the rated degrees of disability, and where a man is killed, or dies from disease contracted in the line of his duty, the widow, minors, dependent mother or sister, draw full pensions according to the rank of the deceased.
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 16, S. J. Hertz and Adeline Hockensmith were wed by Rev. S. McHenry.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, S. J. Wertz, Adeline Hockensmith)
(Column 5)Summary: William Holtry and Lizzie York were married on Oct. 19th, in a ceremony presided over by Rev. S. McHenryMarried
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, William Holtry, Lizzie York)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 26th, William Johns and Mary J. Orner were married by Rev. S. McHenry.Married
(Names in announcement: William Johns, Rev. S. McHenry, Mary J. Orner)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 7th, Rev. F. Dyson presided over the marriage between John Curtin and Charlotte Armstrong.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson, John Curtin, Charlotte Armstrong)
(Column 5)Summary: John Gloss and Emma J. Dougherty were married on Sept 6th, by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. P. S. Davis, John Gloss, Emma J. Dougherty)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 3rd, David Singer and Rebecca Barkdoll were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. P. S. Davis, David Singer, Rebecca Barkdoll)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 6th, Benjamin Kyster and Anna Weston were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Benjamin Kyster, Anna Weston, Rev. P.S. Davis)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct 26th, Mary J. McLeary and John B. Wildeson were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. P. S. Davis, John B. Wildeson, Mary J. McLeary)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 19th, Rev. G. W. Hyde presided over the marriage between J. J. Fuller and Mollie King, of Hagerstown, Md., which was held at the house of Daniel King, the bride's father.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. G. W. Hyde, J. J. Fuller, Mollie King, Daniel King)
(Column 5)Summary: Joseph Boggs, of Harrisburg, and Maggie Colby, daughter of George Colby, were married on Oct. 24th at the National Hotel, by Rev. Forney.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Forney, Joseph O. Boggs, Maggie Colby, George Colby)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 24th, in Waynesboro, John L. Lesher and Elizabeth Shank, of Washington county, Md., were married by Rev. H. Stonehouse.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. Stonehouse, John L. Lesher, Elizabeth Shank)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 1st, Mary Ellen, daughter of Joseph Staley, died. Mary Ellen was 3 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Joseph Staley, Mary Ellen Staley)
(Column 5)Summary: Hannah Jane, daughter of William Hoffman, died on Oct. 1st in Antrim township. Hannah was 15 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: William Hoffman, Hannah Jane Hoffman)
(Column 5)Summary: Robert Krunkleton, 69, died on Oct 14th, near Greencastle.Died
(Names in announcement: Robert Krunkleton)
(Column 5)Summary: Jacob Maggarel's son died on Oct. 18th, at age 2.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Maggarel)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 2nd, M. Haney, age 3, died in Antrim township.Died
(Names in announcement: M. Haney)
(Column 5)Summary: Clark Louise, daughter of George Bert, died on Oct. 17th, in Greencastle. She was 2 years old.
(Names in announcement: Clark Louise Bert, George Bert)
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