Valley Spirit: 04 04, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 |
A Word With Our Soldiers
(Column 6)Summary: Alleging that the Republicans nominated Gen. Geary primarily to win the votes of the returning soldiers, the article contends that the party selected Geary over a host of other, more accomplished and conservative Republicans who are also veterans, because he supports the Radicals' agenda. In spite of the Republicans' chicanery, it maintains, the soldiers will surely see through their veiled attempts to undermine democracy and the Constitution.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia MercuryTrailer: "There is not one [soldier] who is not aware that they voted while in the field under the direct constraint or indirect influence of superiors, who, like Geary, made their freedom as voters a gross and cruel lie."
Address of the Democratic State Central Committee
(Column 1)Summary: A copy of the address given by the Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee, W. W. Wallace, on March 27th.The Veto
(Column 1)Summary: Hailing Johnson's decision to veto the Civil Rights Bill as a "barrier to the destructive policies" of the Radicals, the editorial praises his resolve in the face of the overwhelming pressure exerted by those individuals whose "triumphant fanaticism" threatens the country's security.Friends and Foes
(Column 2)Summary: As the controversy over the Freedmen's Bureau bill aptly illustrates, there is a great divide separating the Republicans and the President. But it is the position advanced by Johnson, the article reports, that commands the overwhelming support of the masses. Bearing this in mind, the author of the piece exhorts the President to acknowledge the indispensable support he receives to advance his policies from both conservative Republicans and Democrats.Harrisburg
(Column 3)Summary: A summary of the previous week's events in the state capitol, which included the passage of a measure to disfranchise deserters, approval of the "Jury Bill," and a hike in the legal rate of interest from 6 percent to 7 percent.
Trailer: BrutusDeath of Hon. George Chambers--Bar Meeting
(Column 4)Summary: In honor of George Chambers, who recently died, the Chambersburg Bar convened and passed a series of resolutions memorializing their former colleague.Veto of the Civil Rights Bill
(Names in announcement: George Chambers)
(Column 5)Summary: A transcript of President Johnson's speech before the U.S. Senate, in which he explains the rationale behind his decision to veto the Civil Rights Bill.
Local and Personal
(Column 1)Summary: A recounting of the meeting of the borough's Democrats held on March 31st.Local and Personal
(Names in announcement: D. K. Wunderlich, John Armstrong, John Gilmore, John West, R. Frank Nead, M. D. Sharpe, J. L. P. Detrich, C. M. Duncan, Stenger, Kimmel)
(Column 1)Summary: Over the course of the past week, several banks in Pennsylvania's "Oil Region" went under, causing considerable "excitement" in business circles throughout the state. Included among the list is the Venango Bank, of Franklin county, whose notes, the article reports, will no longer be accepted as tender.Local and Personal
(Column 2)Summary: On March 29th, a fire broke out in A. Metz's stable on Washington St. and spread to the adjoining stables, belonging to Mrs. Miller and P. S. Dechert, before being extinguished. It is believed that the blaze was the result of arson.Local and Personal
(Names in announcement: A. Metz, P. S. Dechert, Miller)
(Column 2)Summary: On March 26th, an accident occurred on the Franklin Railroad in Hagerstown when a train struck a wagon, killing a saddle horse.Married
(Column 3)Summary: On March 17th, James Aughinbaugh and Mollie E. Roof were married by Rev. F. Dyson.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson, James H. Aughinbaugh, Mollie E. Roof)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 22nd, John Byer, of Hagerstown, and Sue F. Stoner were married at the residence of W. L. Hamilton. Rev. C. F. Thomas presided over the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: W. L. Hamilton, Rev. C. F. Thomas, John Byer, Sue F. Stoner)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 29th, James Burkholder and Mary Catherine Neff were married by Rev. P.S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. P. S. Davis, James Burkholder, Mary Catherine Neff)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 29th, John D. Beatie and Susan E. West were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. P. S. Davis, John D. Beatie, Susan E. Wert)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 29th, Lorena McGrath, daughter of William P. McGrath, died at age 10.
(Names in announcement: William P. McGrath, Lorena McGrath)