Valley Spirit: 04 11, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 |
(Column 6)Summary: A copy of the President's Proclamation declaring an official end to the sectional hostilities.
The Democratic Platform
(Column 1)Summary: A recap of the Democrats' platform for the upcoming election.A Revolutionary Congress
(Column 1)Summary: After vilifying the Republican majority in Congress, the article predicts that "conflict is imminent" should the legislative body continue to exceed its constitutionally mandated powers.The Plottings of the Traitors
(Column 2)Summary: There can be no doubt, announces the article, that the aim of the Radicals is to secure a "sufficient majority in the fragmentary Congress to impeach, try, and depose in disgrace the President." Rather than sit idly by, however, the writer of the piece urges the President to challenge his detractors because their actions threaten to destroy "all the guarantees of the Constitution."
Origin of Article: Patriot & UnionLegal Effect of the Proclamation
(Column 3)Summary: With hostilities over, the war can no longer serve as the basis for continued government repression, says the editorial. All of the war-time provisions occasioned by the exigencies of the conflict, including Congress' decision to exclude the rebel states from participating in the Presidential election, must therefore be abandoned.
Origin of Article: New York WorldNegro Suffrage in Pennsylvania
(Column 4)Summary: The article notes that, although they supported the measure to grant blacks the vote in the District of Columbia, Republicans in Pennsylvania were less vigilant in promoting the same right for their own state during the last election.
Origin of Article: Pottsville StandardImportant Decision by the Supreme Court
(Column 5)Summary: Reports on the decision by the Supreme Court to strike down the ruling that let stand the suspension of habeus corpus for three men from Indiana who were convicted of conspiracy and sentenced to death. The opinion of the court in the three cases will be read during the next term.The Hero of Snickersville
(Column 6)Summary: Having heard that Gen. Geary is running for Governor, the editor of the True Index expresses his sympathy for the people of Pennsylvania. After mocking the Republican's candidacy, the writer explains to his neighbors to the north that, should Geary succeed, the Democrats still have one last "patent way for disposing of their incubus." According to the article, the mere mention of Stonewall Jackson's name will surely send Geary in flight, as it did during the war.
Origin of Article: Warrenton (Va.) True IndexEditorial Comment: "The Warrenton (Va.) True Index gives the following flattering account of the negro-suffrage candidate for the Executive chair of Pennsylvania."[No Title]
(Column 7)Summary: An extract from the New York Herald, a Republican journal, that has joined the President's camp in opposing the Civil Rights Bill.
Origin of Article: New York HeraldEditorial Comment: "The New York Herald, a Republican paper, but now supporting President Johnson in his struggle with the Disunionists, thus forcibly epitomizes the vetoed Civil Rights Bill."[No Title]
(Column 7)Summary: A brief piece declaring the writer's opposition to Gen. O. O. Howard's request to appropriate $11,500,000 for the Freedmen's Bureau, $1,500,000 of which, he maintains, would come from Pennsylvanians alone.
Local and Personal
(Column 2)Summary: On April 6th, a fire broke out in Catherine Badebaugh's stable, located in the rear of the Indian Queen Hotel. Later that night, a man named Skelly was arrested and charged with setting the blaze.Local and Personal
(Names in announcement: Catherine Badebaugh)
(Column 2)Summary: An announcement that the Convention of School Directors will meet on May 1st to elect a County Superintendent to serve during the ensuing three years.Married
(Names in announcement: A. McElwain)
(Column 4)Summary: On March 16th, William McDowell and Mary E. Foreman were married by W.W. Britton, Esq.Married
(Names in announcement: W. W. BrittonEsq., William P. McDowell, Mary E. Foreman)
(Column 4)Summary: On April 3rd, J. Ashway Rosenberry and Elizabeth Fleagle were married by W. W. Britton.Died
(Names in announcement: J. Ashway Rosenberry, W. W. Britton, Elizabeth Fleagle)
(Column 5)Summary: On April 5th, Samuel Neff, 43, died at his residence in Fayetteville.Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel Neff)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 29th, Jacob McConnel, 72, died near Greencastle.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob McConnel)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 31st, Rosanna Shrader, wife of John Shrader, died near Greencastle. Rosanna was 50 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Rosanna Shrader, John Shrader)
(Column 5)Summary: On April 2nd, John Hoeflich, 72, died near Greencastle.
(Names in announcement: John Hoeflich)