Valley Spirit: May 23, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 |
John w. Geary and the Soldiers of the Mexican War
(Column 5)Summary: Though the preliminary reports regarding John W. Geary performance during the Mexican War cast the Republican gubernatorial nominee in a glowing light, this image was tarnished, according to the article, when soldiers from the Commonwealth returned home. Once back in Pennsylvania, Geary was heavily criticized by the men who had served under him. As a testament to their displeasure, a group of returning soldiers drafted a series of resolutions expressing "their deep and abiding indignation of the conduct" of Geary while he commanded the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment in Mexico.
Who Has Changed
(Column 1)Summary: Quoting from editorials published a year earlier in the Repository that illustrate the Republican journal's approval of Johnson's initial restoration policies, the Spirit's editor charges his rival with hypocrisy for reversing the newspaper's stand.Veto of the Colorado Bill
(Column 2)Summary: The editorial applauds the veto of the Colorado Bill by President Johnson, who remarked that "great caution should be exercised in the admission of new States, while eleven of the old States remain unrepresented in Congress."The Issue--Negro Suffrage
(Column 4)Summary: Despite their attempts to obfuscate the party's stand on the issue, Republican leaders in Pennsylvania, states the article, can no longer deny their support for black suffrage. As proof, the writer points to the bill recently passed in Congress, over the objections of the Democrats, mandating universal male suffrage in the territories.
Trailer: AgeVeto of the Colorado Bill
(Column 8)Summary: A copy of the President's speech to the U.S. Senate explaining the basis of his veto of the Colorado Bill.
(Column Local and Personal)Summary: Last week, Governor Curtin visited Chambersburg on his way to Waynesboro, spending the night as a guest of Col. McClure.Local and Personal
(Names in announcement: Col. McClure)
(Column 1)Summary: On May 14th, Jacob Poe, 76, died in an accident while cutting wood near his home.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob Poe)
(Column 4)Summary: On May 15th, John Repp, formerly of this county, and Mary Stine, daughter of John Stine, were married by Rev. J. Dickson.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Dickson, John Repp, John Stine, Mary Stine)
(Column 4)Summary: On May 17th, Samuel Hill, of Jefferson county, Va., and Elizabeth Snyder were married at the residence of Mr. Scott, by Rev. J. Dickson.Married
(Names in announcement: Mr. Scott, Rev. J. Dickson, Samuel Hill, Elizabeth Snyder)
(Column 4)Summary: On May 10th, J. A. Sixeas and Nancy Irvine, of McConnellsburg, Pa., were married by Rev. A. M. Whetstone.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. A. M. Whetstone, J. A. Sixeas, Nancy Irvine)
(Column 4)Summary: On May 13th, W. W. Crooks and Ellie Colby were married by Rev. J. Keller Miller.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Keller Miller, W. W. Crooks, Ellie Colby)
(Column 4)Summary: On May 13th, John Kadle and Maggie Neff, of Fayetteville, were married by Rev. J. Keller Miller.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Keller Miller, John Kadle, Maggie Neff)
(Column 4)Summary: On May 17th, Jacob Baughman and Eliza C. Pefley were married by Rev. J. Keller Miller.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Keller Miller, Jacob Baughman, Eliza C. Pefley)
(Column 5)Summary: On May 3rd, Jacob Gideon, son of John G. and Sarah Mellinger, died. Jacob was 11 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Gideon Mellinger, John G. Mellinger, Sarah Mellinger)
(Column 5)Summary: On May 8th, Evie Wilson, daughter of Matthew and Jane Wilson, died. Evie was 3 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Evie Wilson, Matthew C. Wilson, Jane Wilson)
(Column 5)Summary: On May 7th, Mary Susan, daughter of Amos and Margaret Shearer, died. Mary Susan was 2 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Susan Shearer, Amos Shearer, Margaret Shearer)
(Column 5)Summary: On May 9th, John Dine, 76, died.
(Names in announcement: John Dine)