Valley Spirit: 11 07, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 4)Summary: Contains a copy of a letter sent by Secretary Browning in which he argues "against the constitutional amendment" and in favor of "a triumphant vindication of the restoration policy of Presidents Lincoln and Johnson." According to the Spirit, Browning wrote the letter, in part, to dispel rumors floated by the Radical press, alleging that Johnson intends to "abandon the Constitution" in order to secure his power in the face of the growing threat of impeachment.
Investments in the South
(Column 1)Summary: Employing an article taken from the New Orleans Crescent to substantiate his opinion, the editor argues that the South is in need of a massive infusion of capital to help it become productive once again. He claims, however, that businessmen are reluctant to invest there because of statements "made in the Radical papers, that no security can be given for capital in the Southern States," considering the present state of affairs in that section.
Origin of Article: New Orleans CrescentFull Text of Article:Restoration--Stolen Goods
What the South needs at this time is capital to put life and animation into the business interests of that section. The people are ready for work, but are prevented from going forward on that road by a lack of funds. Thousands of acres of the best land in the nation are lying idle and unproductive, and will continue to do so until the tide of capital flows in that direction. Business men and men of means would look to the South as a field for operations if they were not deterred by the statement made in the Radical papers, that no security can be given for capital in the Southern States in the present condition of affairs in that section. This statement is pronounced erroneous by the New Orleans Crescent, which journal says:
We, who live in the extreme South, and know the country, its resources, its actual condition and the character and sentiments of the people, think the very opposite to be true. We believe that if there be any part of the country in which capital is safe, "in the present State of our political affairs," it is in the Southern and especially in the Southwestern States. We have passed through our sea of trouble, and are on dry land again. We came near losing every thing-did not actually approach the brink of ruin--but what ruthless war spared is safe from any further danger. There will never be civil war again, or political revolution, or even a respectable attempt at commotion, either in the present generation, or the next, or the next, in the Southern States. We have ever present with us now not only the light of our own experience, but by that light we can better read and appreciate the experience of other people who have suffered themselves to become involved in civil war. If there be one sentiment predominant among the Southern people at the present time, if there be any one lesson impressively taught to the rising generation, it is that political agitation, necessarily leading to civil war, is the greatest of all evils--a curse. And with it is taught its complement, the equally important lesson, that order, security to life and property, agriculture and commerce and manufactures, with attention solely to them and the cultivation of social virtues, are the greatest of all blessings.
With these lessons indelibly impressed upon our minds, and with this determination, where can there be found a country in which capital can be more securely invested than in this? And where more profitably? In consequence of the late unfortunate attempt at revolution, a vast amount of the most valuable property has been thrown upon the market at the lowest prices. The immediate necessities of individuals who suffered most severely during the war, have brought with them, to such as have ready money, the most admirable opportunities, such as offer themselves only in a century, to possess themselves of stocks, real estate, and all kinds of property, frequently at one-eighth their real value. This is the view which a great many Northern people are actually taking of our affairs, and hence the Southern country has, thus early in the season, a far larger number of visitors looking around for profitable business and investment than ever before.--They are right. There is no safer, more profitable country for the investment of money and labor, no more secure place in which to settle than these Southern and Southwestern States.
(Column 2)Summary: Discussing the return of "household effects" taken by Union troops during the war, the article uses the occasion to castigate the volunteer officers and chaplains "from almost every New England and Northern city and village" for stealing "everything from a piano to a pap-spoon," which they now display as "rebel trophies."Food for Bondholders
(Column 4)Summary: The article attributes the recent decline in U. S. securities in England to the Radicals' "open threats of Civil War and fixed determination to regard the Southern States as conquered provinces."
Origin of Article: Hamilton SpectatorEditorial Comment: "The Hamilton Spectator, published in Vanada West. of the 19th ult., contained the following startling paragraph, which our capitalists will do well to read and seriously ponder upon."Later from Baltimore
(Column 7)Summary: The article reports on the continuing conflict in Baltimore between Governor Swann and the city's Police Commissioners.
Origin of Article: Sunday Mercury
Local and Personal
(Column 1)Summary: Contains a record of the court proceedings from the first week of the present term. "Quarter Sessions. Com. vs. Samuel Hammill--charge adultery in having illicit connection with Mrs. Elizabeth Barntelsel, a married woman, he being a married man. Sentence six months in the county jail, to pay a fine of two hundred dollars and costs. Com. vs. Elizabeth Barntelsel--charge, adultery with Samuel Hammill. Verdict, guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of five dollars and undergo imprisonment in the county jail for a period of six months. Com. vs. John Reed, William Reed, Jr., and Christian Reed--charge disturbing a religious meeting. Verdict, guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of five dollars and costs. Com. vs. William Cummins--charge, Assault and Battery with intent to kill, on oath of E. H. McCarty. Verdict, guilty of Assault and Battery. Sentenced to pay a fine of one dollar, costs of prosecution and be imprisoned in the county jail for ten days. Same vs. Same--charge, Assault and Battery with intent to kill, on oath of Jere Snyder--Verdict guilty of Assault and Battery. Sentenced to pay a fine of one dollar and costs of prosecution. Com. vs. Holmes Eby, George Grove, Charles Grove and John Wolff--charge, Riot and Assault and Battery. Verdict, guilty of Assault and Battery as to George Groves and John Wolff. Sentenced to pay a fine five dollars each and costs of prosecution. Com. vs. Amos Smith--charge, Larceny on oath of William McGrath. The defendant stole a lot wearing apparel and several valises from the hotel of Mr. McGrath, plead guilty and was sentenced one year to the penitentiary. Com. vs. James Thompson and Obed Bird--charge, Larceny on oath of F. A. Zarmen. Verdict, not guilty. Com. vs. Thomas McElwee, William McElwee and Samuel Perry--charge, Assault and Battery on oath of Jere Berkmeyer--Verdict, not guilty, but Thomas McElwee to pay two-thirds of costs and Samuel Perry one third. Com. vs. Daniel Scully--charge, Horse Stealing. The defendant some time since hired a horse and buggy from a Samuel F. Greenwalt and instead of returning the property, took it to his home in Ohio, where he was arrested and brought back. Verdict, guilty. Sentenced to imprisonment in the penitentiary for five years. Com. vs. John Johnson, colored--charge Horse Stealing. The defendant stole a horse from Michael Hareleroad sometime last summer. Plead guilty and was sentenced to penitentiary for four years. Com. vs. William Hutton--charge, Assault and Battery. Verdict, not guilty, but to pay one-third of the costs and the prosecutor two-thirds. Com. vs. Samuel Stall--charge, attempt to commit subordination of Perjury on oath of Catherine Piper. Verdict, not guilty and prosecutrix to pay the cost. Com. vs. Catherine Piper--charge, Adultery on oath of Frederick Stoner. Verdict, not guilty. Other and Terminer. Com. vs. Harriet Ruse--charge, murder and concealing the birth of a bastard child. The defendant secretly delivered a child in privy of Wolfstown last September, which she allegedly killed. Verdict, not guilty of murder but guilty of concealing the birth. Sentence, two years in the penitentiary. Common Pleas. Hugh Loughlin vs. John Gilbert and others. School Directors of Largan township. This was an action to recover $300 bounty. The plaintiff was a soldier and having served the period of his enlistment re-enlisted as a veteran and had himself credited to the above named township. On his return home after the war he demanded $300 bounty from the school directors who refused to pay that amount, offered to pay the plaintiff what they had paid others at the date of enlistment. This was refused by the plaintiff who then brought suit. Verdict for plaintiff for $300. In the following cases nolle prosequies were entered with leave of Court: Com. vs. Samuel Peace, Fornication and Bastardy. Com. vs. Daniel Myers. Surety of the Peace. Com. vs. Espy Miller, Assault with intent to ravish. Com. vs. Amos Smith, Larceny. Com. vs. Charles Ryan, Larceny. Com. vs. Jeremiah Shaler, Larceny. Com. vs. Frank Yeager. Assault and Battery. Com. vs. Jacob Smith, Assault and Battery. Com. vs. Leonard Yeager, Assault and Battery. Com. vs. Joseph Lechbaum, Fornication and Bastardy. Com. vs. Joseph Winters, False Pretense. Com. vs. Sarah Berkenstock, Furnishing liquor to an intemperate person. Com. vs. Peter Freeze, Furnishing liquor to an intemperate person. Com. vs. Samuel Seylar, James Robison, and J. w. McCleary, passing Counterfeit US currency. Com. vs. Henry Eberly. Larceny. Com. vs. Theodore S. Myers, Perjury. Com. vs. James Sweeney, Fornication and Bastardy. Com. vs. Page Davis, Hannah Davis and Nancy Norris, keeping a disorderly house. Com. vs. Henry M. Spickler, Fornication and Bastardy. Bills Ignored. Com. vs. John Ditzler, Assault and Battery . Com. vs. Henry Johnson and David Kane, Malicious Mischief. Com. vs. Daniel Berry, Assault and Battery. Com. vs. Jere Burkmyer, Assault and Battery. Com. vs. Tilghman Mohr, Assault and Battery. Com. vs. Frank A. Zarman, Assault and Battery. Com. vs. Malinda Criner, Fornication. Com. vs. Amos Criner, Bigamy. Com. vs. Henry Moore, Rape. Licences for restaurants were granted to Peter Corbit, Waynesboro, and Chamberlain & Rogers, Chambersburg. The application of George Fourthman was withdrawn, and all the other applications refused."Local and Personal--Property Recovered
(Names in announcement: Samuel Hammill, Elizabeth Barntelsel, John Reed, William ReedJr., Christian Reed, William Cummins, E. H. McCarty, Holmes Eby, George Grove, Charles Grove, John Wolff, Amos Smith, James Thompson, Obed Bird, F. A. Zarman, Thomas McElwee, William McElwee, Samuel Perry, Daniel Scullly, Jere Burkmyer, Samuel F. Greenwalt, John Johnson, Michael Hareleroad, William Hutton, Samuel Stall, Harriet Ruse, Hugh Loughlin, John Gilbert, Samuel Peace, Daniel Myers, Espy Miller, Amos Smith, Charles Ryan, Jeremiah Shaler, Frank Yeager, Jacob Smith, Leonard Yeager, Joseph Winters, Joseph Lechbaum, Sarah Berkenstock, Peter Freeze, Samuel Seylar, James Robison, J. W. McCleary, Henry Eberly, Theodore Myers, James Sweeney, Page Davis, Hannah Davis, Nancy Norris, Henry M. Spickler, John Ditzler, Henry Johnson, David Kane, Daniel Berry, Jere Burkmyer, Tilghman Mohr, Frank A. Zarman, Malinda Criner, Amos Criner, Henry Moore, Peter Corbit, George Fourthman)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that the carpet stolen from the German Reformed Church has been recovered. The carpet was discovered in the warehouse of the Cumberland Valley Railroad Co. in Harrisburg. The thieves have yet to be arrested.Married
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 30th, George Coble and Laura Boilin were married by Rev. J. Keller Miller.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Keller Miller, George W. Coble, Laura Boilin)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 28th, J. Dallas Fry and Ettie Weagley were married by Rev. W. F. Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. F. Eyster, J. Dallas Fry, Ettie Weagley)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 30th, Martin Hockelander and Mary E. Duffy were married by Rev. W. F. Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. F. Eyster, Martin Hockelander, Mary E. Duffy)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 21st, Jacob Poper and Rebecca J. Barnes were married by Rev. W. F. Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. F. Eyster, Jacob Poper, Rebecca J. Barnes)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 30th, George Gross, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Mary A., daughter of A. B. Wingerd, were married by Rev. N. S. Callendar.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. N. S. Callender, George A. Gross, Mary A. Wingerd, A. B. Wingerd)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 31st, D. N. Niswander and Mary Kate Wolff were married by Rev. T. G. Apple.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. G. Apple, D. N. Niswander, Mary Kate Wolff)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 23rd, John Killinger and Louisa Burkett, of Letterkenny, Md., were married.Married
(Names in announcement: John Killinger, Louisa Burkett)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 21st. James King, Jr., and Lizzie Paque were married by Rev. W. W. Winter.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. W. Winter, James King, Lizzie Paque)
(Column 5)Summary: On November 4th, Keefer P. Rosenberry and Evaline Reed were married by Rev. E. Dutt.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. Dutt, Keefer P. Rosenberry, Evaline Reed)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 25th, William Cramer and Amanda Hoover were married by Rev. E. Dutt.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. Dutt, William D. Cramer, Amanda Hoover)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 23rd. William Seilhammer and Susanna Whitmore were married by P. S. Davis.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. P. S. Davis, William Seilhammer, Susanna Whitmore)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct 23rd, Mary Andrews, 95, died in Stasburg.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Andrews)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 25th, Sarah E., wife of A. J. Eyler, died at age 29.Died
(Names in announcement: Sarah E. Eyler, A. J. Eyler)
(Column 5)Summary: On November 1st, Helvina Eyster, daughter of Lewis B. and Helvina Eyster, died at 8 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Helvina Eyster, Lewis B. Eyster, Helvina Eyster)
(Column 5)Summary: On November 1st, Elizabeth Lowry, relict of Curtis Lowry, died at age 51.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Lowry, Curtis Lowry)
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