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Valley of the Shadow

Valley Spirit: February 3, 1869

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Virginia and the Carolinas--No. 6
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Summary: Ongoing account of a trip through Virginia and the Carolinas.
The Union-Pacific--Its Extent and Traffic
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Summary: Article describing the great Union-Pacific Railroad.
"Let Us Have Peace."
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Summary: The paper criticizes the new Army bill that appropriates more money to the military than last year's. The editors call on Grant to honor his campaign slogan, "Let Us Have Peace."

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Franklin Seminary
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Summary: Accomplished teacher Miss R. H. Schively will open her Seminary for Young Ladies for the spring term.
(Names in announcement: Miss R. H. Schively)
A Valuable Bequest
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Summary: Miss Elizabeth Jane Clark died in Chambersburg last week, and left five hundred dollars to the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church. She left the rest of her estate, house, and lot to the Central Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg. Col. James C. Austin is executor of the will.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Jane Clark, James C. Austin)
Farewell Sermon
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Summary: The Rev. Irwin Magee preached his last sermon as pastor of Chambersburg's Lutheran Church. He will be moving on to a new position in Ohio.
(Names in announcement: Irwin Magee)
Young Men's Christian Association
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Summary: The Young Men's Christian Association selected officers, including J. C. Austin, president. The organization now has 75 members.
(Names in announcement: J. C. Austin, George A. Wood, C. B. Ludwig, Thomas E. Paxton, H. Forrest)
A Slight Difference
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Summary: John McGowan, a resident on the farm of J. Allison Eyster, has made complaint against the county wood inspectors. He brought the same load of wood to inspectors Nicholas Snider and J. H. Dittman and received different measurements and assessments of value.
(Names in announcement: John McGowan, J. Allison Eyster, Nicholas Snider, J. H. Dittman)
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Summary: The Board of Directors of the Poor met on Monday.
(Names in announcement: Jacob R. Smith, Capt. Clayton, Heintzelman, Samuel Brandt, William H. Boyle, John H. Orr, Alexander Martin)
Court Proceedings
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Summary: Continues its coverage of the county court, summarizing cases and verdicts.
Full Text of Article:

The court continued in session last week until Saturday evening, His Honor Judge King presiding. The following cases were disposed of:

Pritchett Baugh & Co., vs. Jacob B. Cook. Feigned issue. Verdict for Defendant.

Hiram T. Snyder vs. Samuel Dysert.--Summons case. Claim $130 with interest from October 1863. Verdict for Plaintiff for $130.

English & Dixon vs. John Wolff. Summons case. For the value of a reaper. Verdict for Defendant.

Christian Crider vs. John Gillan. Appeal. Verdict for Defendant.

Executors of Bruno Shubert vs. Joseph R. Winters. Appeal. Settled by the parties.

The third week of court began on Monday morning of this week, His Honor, Judge Rowe upon the Bench.

A Series of Lectures
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Summary: Mrs. Everett delivered a series of lectures in the Lutheran Church to the ladies of Chambersburg. She discussed diet and dress. "The female portion of our town seems to have gone wild over these addresses. The Church was crowded every day, and the utmost satisfaction was given."
United Brethren Conference
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Summary: The United Brethren in Christ met in Chambersburg and made appointments to local positions.
(Names in announcement: Z. A. Colestock, J. G. Schaff, J. P. Bishop, J. Dickson, A. Tripner, J. M. Bishop, J. F. Shaffer, J. X. Quigley, J. Fohl, J. P. Anthony, S. A. Mowers, N. Allman, H. Humberger, N. J. Beamer, W. B. Raber, C. Snyder, H. A. Schlichter, J. A. Sand, J. C. Smith, W. Owen, P. O'Hare, W. H. Cranmer, P. Carl, S. A. Young, J. Naidig, G. W. Leightner, J. B. Jones, J. H. Young, J. R. Hutchison, B. G. Huber, John Shaffer, S. Bigham, D. Eberly)
Prof. Alexander's Lecture
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Summary: Prof. Stephen Alexander of Princeton College delivered a lecture in Chambersburg's Repository Hall on "The Telescope and Its Revelations."
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Summary: Thomas A. Adams of Perry County and Miss Lizzie M. Elder, daughter of Samuel Elder of Dry Run, were married on January 24th by the Rev. William A. West.
(Names in announcement: Thomas A. Adams, Lizzie M. Elder, Samuel Elder, Rev. William A. West)
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Summary: John W. Piles and Miss Elize E. Brandt, daughter of Daniel Brandt, all of Dry Run, were married on January 20th by the Rev. William A. West.
(Names in announcement: John W. Piles, Elize E. Brandt, Rev. William A. West)
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Summary: F. A. Hathinger and Miss Virginia Palmer, both of Chambersburg, were married on January 24th by the Rev. Irving Magee.
(Names in announcement: F. A. Hathinger, Virginia Palmer, Rev. Irving Magee)
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Summary: Mary E. Gruber, infant daught of Adam and Sarah E. Gruber, died on December 31st. She was 1 year old.
(Names in announcement: Mary E. Gruber, Adam Gruber, Sarah E. Gruber)
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Summary: John McClintock died on January 22nd at the Bedford residence of his son-in-law, George Brymyr. He was 87 years old. Her served in the War of 1812 and later as Justice of the Peace in Franklin. "The deceased was a consistent christian, his daily walk and conversation being the subject of general remark and commendation. In the course of his years he read the bible through 28 times."
(Names in announcement: John McClintock, George Brymyr)

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