Valley Spirit: November 24, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
It is More Blessed to Receive than to Give
(Column 03)Summary: The paper declares that Grant turns the famous injunction on its head. He has been showered with gifts since assuming the presidency and has been shameless about accepting them.Negroes in Hotels
(Column 03)Summary: Expresses shock and outrage at Washington's law forbidding licenses to hotels and restaurants that don't admit blacks. Says its tyrannical, infamous, and an insult to the white race. Can't imagine how people can support it.
Full Text of Article:
The municipal authorities in Washington City are still wild on the negro question. They now refuse to issue licenses to hotelkeepers and restauranteurs who object to allowing black men the same privileges in their establishments as whites. What an exhibition of tyranny this is in a Republic! The payment of a license for keeping a hotel or a restaurant was intended as a source of revenue to the government. Can it be possible that this will be pressed as a valid reason for refusing the granting of a license, that the applicant refuses to acknowledge the equality of he races? The merchant may sell, or refuse to sell goods, to whomsoever he pleases. Why should the keepers of hotels and restaurants, and the managers of places of public resort, be obliged to admit persons who are not only objectionable to them, but to the large majority of their guests and visitors also? This attempt to legislate the negro into social as well as political equality with the whites must fail. Strange indeed it is, that intelligent men should support such an obnoxious movement as this, and give encouragement to the political fanatics who enact the infamous legislation that makes such conduct possible. Out of self-respect, let us preserve the dignity of the white race, to the extent at least of enjoying the privilege of sleeping without the forced companionship of the odorous African.
(Column 01)Summary: Barnet Early of Chambersburg has been appointed Chief Clerk and Cashier by the Treasurer of the United States at Philadelphia. His salary is $2,700 per year.Teachers' Institute
(Names in announcement: Barnet Early)
(Column 02)Summary: The Franklin County Teachers' Institute will meet at the Court House on December 6th. Professors from around the area will lecture on various aspects of the teaching profession.Thanksgiving Day
(Column 02)Summary: Thanksgiving Day passed quietly. Shops were closed, most people took a holiday, and churches held services in the morning. In the evening, an exhibition of the Magic Lantern was held at the Court House for the enjoyment of Chambersburg's children. "The day was marred by very little rowdyism or disorder of any kind. One fight between two negroes occurred on the Court House pavement, which gave rise to considerable excitement, and caused two bruised faces." The Mechanicsburg Band and the Silver Cornet Band held concerts. The people enjoyed traditional meals of chicken and turkey.Married
(Column 05)Summary: D. Brainard Kirby and Miss A. Cordelia Forbes, both of Chambersburg, were married in the M. E. Church on November 18th by the Rev. S. Barnes.Married
(Names in announcement: D. Brainard Kirby, A. Cordelia Forbes, Rev. S. Barnes)
(Column 05)Summary: Harry S. Gilbert and Miss Kate M. Kirby, both of Chambersburg, were married in the M. E. Church on November 18th by the Rev. S. Barnes.Married
(Names in announcement: Harry S. Gilbert, Kate M. Kirby, Rev. S. Barnes)
(Column 05)Summary: William McKane and Miss Anna Carper, both of Chambersburg, were married on November 14th by the Rev. David Townsend.Married
(Names in announcement: William McKane, Anna Carper, Rev. David Townsend)
(Column 05)Summary: Jacob L. Neff and Miss Sallie M. Bechtel of Maryland were married at the Washington House on November 18th by the Rev. J. G. Schaff.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob L. Neff, Sallie M, Bechtel, Rev. J. G. Schaff)
(Column 05)Summary: William Wiland of Chambersburg and Miss Anna E. Welker of Hamilton were married at the home of the bride on November 11th by the Rev. A. H. Sherts.Married
(Names in announcement: William Wiland, Anna E. Welker, Rev. A. H. Sherts)
(Column 05)Summary: Henry Shaerer of Lurgan and Miss Mary E. Crame of Pleasant Hall were married at the home of the bride on November 16th by the Rev. A. H. Sherts.Married
(Names in announcement: Henry Shaerer, Mary E. Crame, Rev. A. H. Sherts)
(Column 05)Summary: David L. Smith and Miss Mary Miller, both of Orrstown, were married at the residence of the bride's brother on November 16th by the Rev. A. H. Sherts.
(Names in announcement: David L. Smith, Mary Miller, Rev. A. H. Sherts)