Valley Spirit: 10 09, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 7)Summary: The brief article contends that educated women in America "are notorious for their pallor and frailty and tendency to wither and lose their charms at an early age." To overcome this condition, it insists, women should worry less about their education and more about gaining weight.
Origin of Article: New York GazetteEditorial Comment: "The New York Gazette concludes a plea for the 'plump women' as follows:"
(Column 1)Summary: With partial returns in from the election, it appears, according to the editors, that the Democrats will emerge with a majority of two to three hundred. By electing the Democrats, they declare, the people "have spoken against military despotisms established by Congress and against negro suffrage."
Full Text of Article:The Impeachment of the President
The news from the election districts of this county is most glorious. Radicalism has been most severely rebuked. Our people have spoken against the military despotism established by Congress, and against negro suffrage. The tide of fanaticism has been stemmed. We have wiped out the Radical majority of last year, and run up a majority for the Democratic ticket of from two to three hundred. The Democracy have done nobly. They have fought the battle most gallantly. In this borough, the Radicals have but 113 majority against 193 last year. The "sober, second thought" has been awakened here in their stronghold. In Greenvillage, they have but 54 majoring against 103 last year. For the first time in many years "the unterrified" of Antrim have plucked victory from the grasp of their never-tiring opponents. And, so we might go on. The whole Democratic county ticket is elected. We have made a clean sweep.
From the State, the news is equally cheering. Almost every precinct heard from shows a Democratic gain. Our latest dispatches indicate that the city and county of Philadelphia have given the Democratic ticket 2,881 majority. This is a Democratic gain of 8,000. we feel satisfied that Hon. George Sharswood has been elected Supreme Judge by a handsome majority. To all appearances, Col. Winger and John Shively have been elected to the Assembly, although we have received no intelligence from Perry county. We feel assured, however, that even if it has been carried by the Radicals, it will not be by a sufficient majority of this county for the Democratic candidates. At last, we breathe freely. Franklin county has taken her stand with the friends of the Constitution and the Union. The "old Green Spot" has been redeemed. Thanks to the patient, working Democracy, victory has at last perched upon our banners.
(Column 1)Summary: Although there are Radicals in Congress who favor removing President Johnson, the editors predict that nothing will come from their efforts because there is no basis for it. Without a legitimate rationale, they assert, the American people will refuse to support an unconstitutional move to unseat the Chief Executive of the country.Great Democratic Victory!
(Column 6)Summary: Lists the partial returns for Franklin county received as of two o'clock Wednesday Oct. 9th.
Local and Personal--Farm Sold
(Column 1)Summary: Dr. Senseny purchased the mansion and farm of the late Adam Bonebrake. The 138 acres property was purchased for $61 an acre.Local and Personal--Fire In Waynesboro
(Names in announcement: Dr. Senseny, Adam Bonebrake)
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that a fire destroyed the Moulding Shop of the Agricultural Implement Manufactory in Waynesboro last Friday morning.Local and Personal--Change In Time
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that the starting time for the early train on the Cumberland Valley Railroad will be at 5:00, fifteen minutes earlier than before.Local and Personal--Fire In Mercersburg
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers that a fire consumed the stable on A. L. Coyle's property. Fortunately, the blaze was held in check by a slight rain that kept it from spreading to neighboring buildings.Local and Personal--Atlas Of Franklin County
(Names in announcement: A. L. Coyle)
(Column 1)Summary: Parties are now canvassing Chambersburg in an effort to drum up support for a proposed "Atlas of Franklin County." The atlas will contain maps displaying the name of every Post Office, church, school house, tavern, mill, "manufactory," railroad, turnpike, and public road in the county.Local and Personal--New Bridges
(Column 2)Summary: The editorial urges town councillors to reject the proposal to build a new bridge over the Conococheague at the junction of Queen Street and the Falling Spring at King Street. With large portions of the local population already in debt, they argue, this "is no time to engage in expensive works that the public necessities do not imperiously require."
Full Text of Article:Local and Personal--Barn Burned
The respectable gentlemen who compose the borough of Chambersburg are said to be seriously considering the propriety of bridging the Coucocheague at Queen street and the Falling Spring at King street. It is to be hoped that they will consider these projects very seriously before entering upon them. This is no time to engage in expensive works that the public necessities do not imperiously require. All of us know how deeply the citizens of this town are in debt. No one with intelligence enough to be fit to fill the least responsible position under the corporation, can be unaware that a large majority of our business men have a load on their shoulders which it will require all their strength to carry through. Taxes are already high, and any attempt to add to them unnecessarily should be sternly condemned.
It is not easy to see the necessity for a Bridge across the Factory Dam at Queen street, at the present time. The population immediately west of the Dam is very small, and is pretty well accommodated by the Market street and Factory Bridges, and the intervening Bridge in the alley at the Brewery. A Bridge over the Dam at the west end of Queen street would necessarily be expensive. It would have to be very long or else the low ground on the west side would have to be filled up at great expense. And to open out Queen street west-ward from the creek, which is said to be a part of the programme, would add to the expense. Grading would have to be done at the cost of the borough, and there would be damages to pay for private property taken for the use of the public. We don not say that a Bridge should never be built at the point indicated. What might be very proper five or ten years hence may be very improper now. An improvement which it would be very inexpedient and very censurable for our Council to undertake now, they might be commended for doing when our people get out of debt and better able to bear taxation.
But if it is not easy to see the necessity for a Bridge at the west end of Queen street, it is easy to see the worse than folly of building one for wagons across Falling Spring in King street. We cannot imagine what could have put such an insane project into anybody's head. It is a positive advantage to have no Bridge there except the Footbridge that is there already. The water is not much over a foot deep and the bed of the stream is solid. We have heard but one reason given in favor of a Bridge. This is, that the obstruction placed in the middle of the stream, to cause a certain quantity of water to go down the Mill-race, interferes with the free passage of wagons and carriages. To this we answer that the interference does not amount to much even as it stands at present , and it would be easy to remedy it altogether. We would not give a fig for the inventive genius of any kind of man who could not furnish a plan for dividing the water of the Spring at the King street crossing, so that the obstruction raised would present no obstacle worth mentioning to the free passage of the wheeled vehicles. And this improvement would not cost more than a couple of hundred dollars at the outside whilst a Bridge would run into thousands
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 2nd, the barn on one of the three farms owned by Col. McClure burned down. It is believed that the source of the fire was a lantern. The barn was not insured.Local and Personal--Tournament At Welsh Run
(Names in announcement: Col. McClure, Linn)
(Column 2)Summary: The article relates that the riding was excellent at the tournament held in Welsh Run on Sat. Oct. 5th. The "successful knights" at the celebration were J. A. Bowles, who crowned Lilly Niswander "queen of love and beauty," S. J. Strite, who crowned Laura Keyser "first maid of honor," D. L. Brewer, who crowned Lottie Mull second maid of honor, and O. M. Keyser, who crowned Kate H. Kennedy third maid of honor. The crowns were presented by John D. DeGolley, who delivered an oration as well.Local and Personal--Accident
(Names in announcement: D. L. Brewer, J. A. Bowles, O. M. Keyer, John D. DeGolley, Lilly Niswander, S. J. Strite, Laura Keyser, Lottie Mull, Kate H. Kennedy)
(Column 2)Summary: Abe Hupert suffered a broken shoulder blade last Monday when his horse threw him from the saddle about seven miles out of town. Dr. Frank Bushy tended to the man's injury, providing "great relief" to his suffering.Local and Personal--Chicken Cholera
(Names in announcement: Abe Hupert, Dr. Frank Bushy)
(Column 2)Summary: "Chicken cholera" has reportedly struck several farms in the area, causing chickens to die soon after being stricken with the virus.
Origin of Article: Greencastle PilotLocal and Personal--Sudden Death
(Column 2)Summary: Catherine Long, an 70-year old widow, died suddenly as a result of an "apoplexy" attack on Monday morning.Local and Personal--Deceased
(Names in announcement: Catherine Long)
(Column 2)Summary: Mrs. Price, wife of George B. Price (dec'd), died suddely at her residence in Waynesboro last Wednesday. It is thought that Mrs. Price, 35, died from internal injuries she suffered after she fell the Monday before her death.Married
(Names in announcement: George B. Price)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 8th, James M. Ross, of Dayton, Ohio, and Kate D., daughter of Samuel Wilt, were married by Rev. J. Dickson.Married
(Names in announcement: James M. Ross, Kate D. Wilt, Samuel Wilt, Rev. J. Dickson)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 2nd, William H. Doyle, of Harrisburg, and Sophia Croft were married at the bride's father's house by Rev. J. Dickson.Married
(Names in announcement: William H. Doyle, Sophia Croft, Charles Croft, Rev. J. Dickson)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 26th, George M. and Hannah C. Shank were married by Rev. W. R. H. Deatrich.Married
(Names in announcement: George M., Hannah C. Shank, Rev. W. R. H. Deatrich)
(Column 5)Summary: On July 30th, James A. Carbaugh, of Strasburg, and Catharine Geyer were married by Rev. E. DuttMarried
(Names in announcement: James A. Carbaugh, Catharine Geyer, Rev. E. Dutt)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. 3rd, William Brooking,, and Martha Jane Deyhart were married by Rev. B. S. Schneck.Married
(Names in announcement: William Brooking, Martha Jane Deyhart, Rev. B. S. Schneck)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 26th, Hiram W. Brumbaugh and Mary Selichter were married by Rev. S. Bigham.Married
(Names in announcement: Hiram W. Brumbaugh, Mary Selichter, Rev. S. Bigham)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 26th, William Kline and Sarah Elizabeth Houser were married by Rev. F. Dyson.Married
(Names in announcement: William Kline, Sarah Houser, Rev. F. Dyson)
(Column 5)Summary: On Oct. Rev. Charles G. Fisher and Maggie S., youngest daughter of the late Dr. M. Hay, were married by Rev. S. R. Fisher, assisted by Rev. R. A. Fink.Died
(Names in announcement: Charles G. Fisher, Maggie S. Hay, Dr. M. Hay, Rev. S. R. Fisher, Rev. R. A. Fink)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 25th, Charles Latrone, infant son of B. L. and Annie C. Moore, died. Charles was three months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Charles Latrone Moore, B. L. Moore, Annie C. Moore)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 30th, Martha H. daughter of William and Mary Gillan, died. Martha was one year old.Died
(Names in announcement: William Gillan, Martha H. Gillan, Martha H. Gillan)
(Column 5)Summary: On August 26th, Catharine Ann Shearer, wife of Henry Shearer, died at age 46.Died
(Names in announcement: Catharine Ann Shearer, Henry Shearer)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 21st, Catharine Oellig, consort of the late Dr. John J. Oellig (dec'd), died at age 82.Died
(Names in announcement: Cartharine Oellig, Dr. John J. Oellig)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 26th, Daniel W. Singer, formerly of the vicinity of Waynesboro, died in New Franklin. Singer was 26 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Daniel W. Singer)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 27th, William Waddell, 93, died in Mercersburg.Died
(Names in announcement: William Waddell)
(Column 5)Summary: On Sept. 24th, Haman O., son of Matthew Chapman, died. Haman was one year old.
(Names in announcement: Matthew Chapman, Haman O. Chapman)
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