Valley Spirit: January 19, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 02)Summary: Notes with satisfaction that even Radicals are getting tired of Reconstruction. Though some diehards insist on more demands, most congressmen are willing to readmit Virginia immediately. Emphasizes the fact that Franklin county's own Congressman, Cessna, disapproves of Virginia's readmission. Prints the text of the bill approved by the House granting readmission.
Full Text of Article:
The Radicals in Congress had a protracted and interesting squabble last week over the question of the admission of Virginia.--In the Senate, the debate between Sumner and Trumbull was spiced with a good deal of personal bitterness. Sumner and Drake were, of course, bent on prescribing certain other conditions before she should be admitted. They were supported by a few others. But the most of the Radical Senators seem to have become heartily tired of this work of reconstruction, and expressed their intention to vote for her admission without any further conditions, inasmuch as she has already complied with the terms prescribed by Congress, and the faith of the representatives is therefore pledged to give her representation at once. No vote was reached in the Senate.
In the House the contest was marked with equal bitterness. The members whose hearts are filled with gall towards the South, took occasion to give vent to their angry feelings. They care nothing about the integrity of the Union. They regard Virginia as an unpardonable offender, because she defeated the regularly nominated Radical candidate for Governor and elected a man whose views are more conservative. Hence they resolved to execute vengeance upon her and teach her that hereafter she must conform to the wishes of the Radical leaders in every particular, or be forever deprived of representation.
In the front rank of these Radical fanatics, was the member from the Sixteenth Congressional District of Pennsylvania.--Cessna harbors all the hatred against the Southern people that it is possible to cram into a body of his dimensions. On the final passage of the bill, there were one hundred and forty-two ayes and forty-nine nays, and among the latter is Cessna. What have his constituents to say of this vote? Surely, when they consider that Virginia has complied with every one of the terms laid down as the conditions precedent to her admission, they must condemn this action of their representative in refusing to fulfill the Congressional part of the contract.
The representatives, who are disgusted with this tinkering business, are beginning to show some signs of good sense. The people have been disgusted with this business for a long time. They are not so ignorant, as seems to be supposed by their representatives, that they fail to observe that whilst it took the people but four years to suppress a gigantic rebellion, it has taken the Radical constitution tinkers almost five years to patch up the work of reconstruction, and it is not finished yet. These fellows who are throwing themselves in the way of union and perfect reconciliation may confidently expect to be repudiated by the people at the polls. The following is the text of the bill as it passed the House. It is likely to pass the Senate also:
Whereas, That the people of Virginia have adopted a Constitution, republican in form, and have in all respects conformed to the requirements of the act of Congress entitled "An act authorizing the submission of the Constitution of Virginia, Mississippi and Texas to a vote of the people, and authorizing the election of State officers provided by the said Constitutions and members of Congress, approved April 10, 1869; therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, That the said State of Virginia is entitled to representation in the Congress of the United States.
(Column 01)Summary: Chambersburg's Housum Zouaves and Silver Cornet Band left for Harrisburg to attend the inauguration of Gov. Geary.Franklin County Horticultural Society
(Column 01)Summary: The society will meet on January 18th in Mr. Reed's new building.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Chambersburg Lodge, No. 175, International Order of Odd Fellows, made a $50 donation for relief of the poor. "Although being at a heavy expense in alleviating the suffering of its own members and the widows and orphans of their deceased brothers, they do not forget to throw in their mite wherever it is needed."Express Office Removed
(Column 01)Summary: Jacob L. Dechert resigned as Express Agent because the job interfered with his other business affairs. Col. James G. Elder took his place.Reunion of the 126th P. V.
(Names in announcement: Jacob L. Dechert, Col. James G. Elder)
(Column 01)Summary: Prints an announcement for a reunion of the 126th P.V. to be held in May.
(Names in announcement: James G. Elder, D. Watson Rowe, John Stewart)Full Text of Article:Blind Tom's Concert
At a meeting held at the rooms of Lieut. Col. Rowe, it was
Resolved, That a re-union of the officers of the 126th Regiment P. V., be held on Tuesday the 3d day of May next, at the Court House in Chambersburg, preparatory to a general re-union of the Regiment to be held at the same place on Friday the 13th day of December next--the anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg.
JAMES G. ELDER,
D. WATSON ROW,
JOHN STEWART, Ex Com.
(Column 01)Summary: Tom, "the blind Negro Boy," will give a concert in Repository Hall on January 20th. He is a musical prodigy. "He has been blind from his birth, yet he plays the most difficult operatic pieces, not only brilliantly and beautifully, but with all the taste, expression and feeling of the most distinguished artist."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. E. B. Raffensperger delivered his lecture on the "Humors of the Pulpit and the Pew" to favorable reviews. The religious content proved "unexceptionable," but the fun poked at "illiterate clergy" and "the narrow minded prejudices of some in the pews" brought down the house. Raffensperger donated his profits to the Young Men's Christian Association.Admitted to the Bar
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. B. Raffensperger)
(Column 02)Summary: Thaddeus M. Mahon and William Patton, students of Kimmell and McLellan, passed their bar exams. A celebration at John Gelwicks' restaurant welcomed them to the profession.Justice at Last
(Names in announcement: Thaddeus M. Mahon, William Patton, Kimmell, McLellan, John Gelwicks)
(Column 02)Summary: William Bowermaster, Samuel Bowermaster, Hiram Bowermaster, and John Grant assaulted George Fry with a knife. The group has not been arrested, but were indicted for riot, assault and battery. The group also has an outstanding prison sentence for an assault in Cumberland County.Court Proceedings
(Names in announcement: William Bowermaster, Samuel Bowermaster, Hiram Bowermaster, John Grant, George Fry)
(Column 02)Summary: Gives a summary of cases and verdicts before the county court. Most of the cases concern assault and fornication.
(Names in announcement: Judge King, Nancy Bigger, George F. Miller, Stenger, Kimmell, Sharpe, George F. Miller, Lewis Embich, Sarah Catharine Forney, George W. Barnes, Harriet Shinabrook, Nicholas Keefer, Edward Jordan, Scott Wolfe, Edward Jourdan, Samuel Walters, Henry Metcalfe, Joseph Hembraker, John Lee, John HassonJr., Samuel RiderJr., Harmon Patterson, John Nelson, Samuel F. Kuhn)Full Text of Article:Married
Court began on Monday morning, His Honor Judge King on the Bench. The most of the day was taken up with the disposal of motions of counsel and arguments.
In the afternoon, the case of the Com. vs. Nancy Bigger for Assault and Battery was called up. The Prosecutor was Mr. George F. Miller. The evidence disclosed the fact that Prosecutor and Defendant live in adjoining houses and do not get along harmoniously together. The Defendant was shown to have made several assaults upon the Prosecutor, and, on one occasion, struck him with a large piece of oven wood. On another, she threw a bucket of milk into his face. Verdict, guilty. Sentenced to pay costs. Stenger and Kimmell for Com.; Sharpe for Deft.
Com. vs. George F. Miller. Surety of the Peace on oath of Nancy Bigger, was then heard by the Court, and case dismissed. Stenger and Sharpe for Com.; Kimmell for Deft.
Com. vs. Lewis Embich. Fornication and Bastardy. Sarah Catharine Forney, Prosecutrix. Verdict Guilty. Stenger for Com; Kimmell for Deft.
Com. vs. George W. Barnes. Fornication and Bastardy. Harriet Shinabrook, Prosecutrix. Verdict Guilty. Usual Sentence. Stenger for Com.; Brewer for Deft.
Com. vs. Nicholas Keefer. Assault and Battery. Edward Jordan, Prosecutor. Verdict guilty.
Com. vs. Scott Wolfe. Two cases. Assault and Battery. Defendant pleaded guilty.
Com. vs. Edward Jourdan and Samuel Walters. Assault and Battery. Jury out.
Com. vs. Henry Metcalfe. Adultery. On trial.
In the following cases, a nolle prosequi was entered by the District Attorney with leave of the Court: Com. vs. Joseph Hembraker; Com. vs. John Lee; Com. vs. John Hasson (Jr.); Com. vs. Samuel Rider (Jr.); Com. vs. Harmon Patterson; Com. vs. John Nelson, and Com. vs. Samuel F. Kuhn.
(Column 04)Summary: George Coover of New Franklin and Miss Mary C. Herchelroad of Guilford were married on January 11th by the Rev. M. Kieffer.Married
(Names in announcement: George Coover, Mary C. Herchelroad, Rev. M. Kieffer)
(Column 04)Summary: W. Elliott McCartney of Spring Run and Miss Nancy M. Skinner, daughter of William S. Skinner of Dry Run, were married on January 12th by the Rev. William A. West.Married
(Names in announcement: W. Elliott McCartney, Nancy M. Skinner, William S. Skinner, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 04)Summary: John A. Rhyne and Miss Margaret A. Sweeney, both of Metal, were married on January 13th by the Rev. William A. West.Married
(Names in announcement: John A. Rhyne, Margaret A. Sweeney, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 04)Summary: Congo Ransom and Miss Caroline Taylor were married on October 26th by the Rev. B. S. Schneck.Married
(Names in announcement: Congo Ransom, Caroline Taylor, Rev. B. S. Schneck)
(Column 04)Summary: Christian Strock and Miss Amanda R. Eyster, both of Franklin, were married on January 13th by the Rev. B. S. Schneck.Married
(Names in announcement: Christian Strock, Amanda R. Eyster, Rev. B. S. Schneck)
(Column 04)Summary: Albert C. McNew of Fayetteville and Miss Priscilla M. Miller of Adams County, were married at Fayetteville by the Rev. A. C. Felker on January 13th.Married
(Names in announcement: Albert C. McNew, Priscilla M. Miller, Rev. A. C. Felker)
(Column 04)Summary: Joseph R. Kreighrauth and Miss Caroline V. Reside were married on December 16th by the Rev. I. N. Hays.Married
(Names in announcement: Joseph R. Kreighrauth, Caroline V. Reside, I. N. Hays)
(Column 04)Summary: Alvin R. Alexander and Miss Susan Butterbaugh, both of Fulton County, were married at the Public House of Mr. A. Martin in St. Thomas on November 30th by the Rev. S. A. Mower.Married
(Names in announcement: Alvin R. Alexander, Susan Butterbaugh, A. Martin, Rev. S. A. Mower)
(Column 04)Summary: Michael T. Plum of Montgomery and Miss Margaret E. Long of Hamilton were married at the U. B. Parsonage on January 11th by the Rev. J. G. Schaff.Died
(Column 04)Summary: Henry Benton Cooper, son of A. B. and Ellen N. Cooper, died in Amberson's Valley on December 13th. He was 3 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Henry Benton Cooper, A. B. Cooper, Ellen Cooper)
(Column 04)Summary: Mrs. Maria Fetter, wife of Jacob Fetter, died on January 13th. She was 69 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Maria Fetter, Jacob Fetter)
(Column 04)Summary: Henry L. Hege died at Dry Run on January 4th. He was 50 years.
(Names in announcement: Henry L. Hege)