Valley Spirit: April 27, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper denounces the Radical's use of carpet-baggers to run for office in the South.
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There seems to be a reaction against carpet-baggers. Even the most uncompromising Radicals of the North are reaching the conclusion that it is a disgrace to the nation to have fellows sent to Congress from the Southern States who have just squatted there within the last year. After the case of Mr. Sypher was disposed of in the House of Representatives the Philadelphia Inquirer thus vented its feelings: "Let us hope that Mr. Sypher will be the last of the carpet-baggers. Let us hope, too, that the South shall be so enfranchised by a general amnesty that it can select its own people to represent it upon the floors of Congress. What does a Pennsylvanian know of the political economy of Louisiana? Who can an alien represent there?
It is high time that the Radicals should come to their senses. Such outrages were never perpetrated in the history of our country as have been committed in the Southern States, upon the rights of the native population. Perfect strangers have settled there and, backed by military power and sustained by the votes of the negroes, have been selected to represent constituencies about whose wants and interests they know absolutely nothing. It is a good sign that the Radicals are becoming disgusted at this condition of affairs.
This result is partly due to the disfranchisement of large numbers of the whites in these States. If they were allowed to vote, men would be sent to Congress who could at least claim to be the representatives of their districts. That was a sensible suggestion which Chief Justice Chase made the other day, in his letter to the negroes of Columbia. After congratulating them on the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, he suggested that the fittest way they could celebrate the event, would be to sign a memorial petitioning Congress, to wipe out all disfranchising laws, and grant a general amnesty to the people of the South. Let a general amnesty be proclaimed, and the rule of carpet-baggers will be at an end.
(Column 01)Summary: Henry Appenzeller, late Justice of the Peace, died in Greencastle on April 11th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Henry Appenzeller)
(Column 01)Summary: The Governor approved an act authorizing Franklin County Supervisors to levy and collect an additional road tax.Court Proceedings
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints the proceedings of Franklin's court.
(Names in announcement: Judge King, Judge Rowe, Jere Cook, Eliza Cook, Daniel Palmer, Frederick Guyer, William Kaiser, Emanuel Sites, Emanuel Kuhn, Jacob Sites, John W. Sollenberger, Jacob L. Wingert, William Zumbro, Ephraim Shank, Samuel Reisher, George H. Storm, Jacob Hatmaker, John J. Stenger, William Auld, W. W. Jones, Andrew Baker, J. R. Smith, J. M. Brown, Richard Dale, Matilda Dale, Robert Toland, Anna D. Toland, Joab Martin)Full Text of Article:Wilson Female College
The Court continued in session until Saturday evening. His Honor, Judge King left the Bench on Thursday morning, and His Honor, Judge Rowe presided during the balance of the week.
In the case of Jere. Cook, Trustee of Eliza Cook, vs. Daniel Palmer which was on trial when we went to press last week, the jury being unable to agree was discharged.
Frederick Guyer vs. William Kaiser.--Summons case in Trover and Conversion.--Verdict for defendant.
Emanuel Sites vs. Emanuel Kuhn, Executor of Jacob Sites, dec'd. Summons case in Assumpsit. Verdict for Plaintiff for $150.
John W. Sollenberger, Trustee of Jacob L. Wingert, vs. William Zumbro. Appeal. Verdict for Plaintiff for $31.80.
Same vs. Ephraim Shank. Appeal.--Verdict for Plaintiff for $94.50.
Samuel Reisher vs. George H. Storm and Jacob Hatmaker. Appeal. Verdict for Defendants.
John J. Stenger vs. William Auld. Summons in Deft. for 50 pounds, for marrying minor child of Plaintiff. Settled by the parties.
W. W. Jones vs. Andrew Baker, J. R. Smith, J. M. Brown. Summons case in Assumpsit. Verdict for Plaintiff for $125.42.
Richard Dale, Matilda Dale, Robert Toland and Anna D. Toland, vs. Joab Martin. Summons in Ejectment. Verdict for the Plaintiff.
(Column 02)Summary: The Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Wilson Female College announces that the school is close to opening. He complains only that the citizens of Chambersburg have thus far subscribed no more than $5,000 to the school. Greencastle had offered $15,000 or $20,000. Figures closer to those numbers would ensure its speedy opening.Broker's Office
(Column 02)Summary: James G. Elder announces that he is opening a broker's office that will buy and sell government securities, gold, silver, bank stock, railroad bonds and stock, and negotiable paper. He will also cash checks.Married
(Names in announcement: James G. Elder)
(Column 05)Summary: Franklin Taylor of Dry Run and Miss Mattie Lessig, daughter of Jeremiah Lessig of Lower Path Valley, were married at the residence of the bride's father on April 14th by the Rev. J. Smith Gordon.Married
(Names in announcement: Franklin Taylor, Mattie Lessig, Jeremiah Lessig, Rev. J. Smith Gordon)
(Column 05)Summary: J. A. Woodcock of the Central Pennsylvania Conference and Miss Annie C. Forbes of Chambersburg were married at Chambersburg's 1st M. E. Church on April 19th by the Rev. E. W. Kirby, the Rev. J. R. Donahue assisting.Married
(Names in announcement: J. A. Woodcock, Annie C. Forbes, Rev. E. W. Kirby, Rev. J. R. Donahue)
(Column 05)Summary: Jacob Yeakle and Miss Susan Brewer, both of Franklin, were married at the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parsonage on April 11th by the Rev. J. P. Doerr.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob Yeakle, Susan Brewer, Rev. J. P. Doerr)
(Column 05)Summary: M. J. Bitner and Miss Elizabeth J. M'Clure, both from near Scotland, were married at the residence of the bride's father on April 18th by the Rev. A. G. Dole.Died
(Names in announcement: M. J. Bitner, Elizabeth J. M'Clure, Rev. A. G. Dole)
(Column 05)Summary: Abraham Shetter died at an advanced age at the Indian Queen Hotel in Chambersburg on April 23rd.Died
(Names in announcement: Abraham Shetter)
(Column 05)Summary: Miss Maria Reynolds died in Mercersburg on April 18th.
(Names in announcement: Maria Reynolds)