Valley Spirit: September 7, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Howl Against Free Trade from Free Traders
(Column 01)Summary: Asks how the Radical press can condemn Democrats on the tariff issue when so many Republicans are in favor of free trade. Gives the example of Cessna's votes in Congress as proof.
Full Text of Article:What has Cessna Done for the Border Claimants?
The Repository seeks to hold the Pennsylvania Democracy responsible for some of the vagaries of the Southern people on the negro suffrage question. Will it apply the same rule to the Pennsylvania Radicals on the tariff question? It keeps writing vigorously in favor of a protective tariff, and yet its Editor knows that the Radicals of the great West are all arrayed in deadly hostility to the doctrines which he advocates. A large majority of the present Congress are Radicals and yet the free-traders nearly had a majority. Why does he attack Democrats, therefore, on account of free-trade notions? Why does he not apply his whip to the backs of his own political friends?--Even General Walbridge, in nominating Grant for another term, intimates that there must only be a temporary postponement of the tariff questions, and that it will soon be expedient and practicable to strike for free trade.
And so demoralizing, on this subject, means the atmosphere at Washington that John Cessna voted at the last session to reduce the duty on pig iron from nine to seven dollars per ton. The fact is that some of the strongest free traders are in the ranks of the Radical party, and that ere long they will demand the fullest recognition of their principles in the administration of the government. These long professions on the tariff issue are only intended to cheat the people, just as the solemn promises made by the Radical leaders that the people should have an opportunity to vote on the negro suffrage issue were only intended to deceive.
Considering the ugly complications in which the Radical party is involved on the tariff question, and the fact that they have had control of the government for ten years and have not satisfied themselves in all that time in the way of protection, it certainly requires a considerable amount of brass for Radical journals to keep hammering away at Democratic candidates for anticipated action. The sins of omission and commission in regard to this very subject, chargeable upon Radical members of Congress, are allowed to pass by unnoticed, whilst the people are asked to condemn Democratic candidates in advance for what Radicals apprehend they may do. But especially should the organ of John Cessna keep quiet after that vote to reduce the duty on pig iron from nine to sever dollars per ton.
(Column 02)Summary: Criticizes Cessna for not doing more to drum up support for border claims payments. Asks why if he's so popular in Congress, he did not do anything to help his own constituents on this issue.
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The Repository, some weeks ago, promised us a little light on this subject, but we have watched and waited in vain. We have reviewed the honorable member's record, and, if there was any motion made, or resolution read by him in Congress on this subject, it has escaped our notice altogether. We are boiling over with anxiety to do him justice and, if the Repository can give us a line written, or a word spoken, by Cessna in Congress, which squints at an effort on his part to procure payment for the losses of our people, we will be glad to lay it before our readers. It is asserted by Radical journals that he is one of the most influential members of Congress. Indeed, so popular is he alleged to be, that one of the arguments used for procuring votes for him is that he will be elected Speaker of the next Congress. There is no doubt but that Cessna dreams of attaining to that position. Some few of his political friends are, doubtless, sanguine enough to believe that he may be successful in carrying off this prize. Why is it then, we ask, that a man so extremely popular, so wonderfully useful and about to be so signally honored, has never opened his mouth in Congress in behalf of his constituents upon whom the horrors of war fell with such terrible force? Why is it that he was always occupied about other people's business, tinkering at an infamous reconstruction policy, or playing sleight-of-hand tricks in contested election cases? A man of such marvelous influence and prodigious popularity might at least have had the courage, even "solitary and alone," to "put this ball in motion." As this matter is getting to be "serious," we would like the Repository to "give it all the consideration it merits."
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that scarlet fever is lingering in Chambersburg. The disease has caused several deaths.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Martin Ludwig took possession of the Washabaugh Brewery on September 1st.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Martin Ludwig)
(Column 01)Summary: P. M. Shoemaker has resumed his career as a teacher by taking charge of Strasburg High School.Appointments
(Names in announcement: P. M. Shoemaker)
(Column 01)Summary: The Revs. J. G. Schaff and J. P. Bishop will preach at Pinefield School House on September 10th and at Foreman's Mill on September 11th.Festival at St. Thomas
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. G. Schaff, J. P. Bishop)
(Column 01)Summary: The German Reformed Festival held in St. Thomas was a complete success. The event raised $153.Death of Mr. Richards
(Column 01)Summary: T. M. Richards died in Shippensburg on Wednesday after a brief illness. He used to be a school teacher and was widely known as a "christian gentleman." He has recently acted as a book sale agent.Death of Judge Orr
(Names in announcement: T. M. Richards)
(Column 01)Summary: The Hon. John Orr died in Orrstown on Sunday. He was 75 years old. He had suffered from a "protracted illness." "Mr. Orr was one of the best citizens of our county. He was a man of unblemished integrity and possessed of a remarkably sound judgement. His social qualities won the friendship of all with whom he came in contact. In 1866 he was elected by the Democracy to the position of Associate Judge. He served his term of office to the satisfaction of everybody and retired from the bench universally esteemed. His son, Rev. Thomas X. Orr, is pastor of a Philadelphia Church.Directory of Strasburg
(Names in announcement: John Orr)
(Column 01)Summary: Lists the names and professions of people in Strasburg.
(Names in announcement: Daniel Gelwix, W. W. Britton, Joseph Gabler, Samuel Gelwix, W. A. Hunter, James M. Gelwix, Philip Karper, Lehman, Zollinger, M. D. Miller, William McClellans, George Foreman, Joseph Gabler, Joseph Bowen, Robert Worthington, George Heller, John Newton, Adam Carbaugh, Daniel Shonman, Samuel Freet, Jacob Martin, George Byers, Philip Byers, J. Eyer, M. Eyer, Rudolph Eyer, W. W. Britton, Joseph Gipe, Levi Myers, Samuel Breneman, D. E. Stavick, Samuel Phresner, George Heller, Solomon Naff, J. V. B. Leedy, George Flora, A. H. Shirts, Isaac Quigley)Full Text of Article:The Menagerie
Justices of the Peace, Daniel Gelwix and W.W. Briton; Constable, Joseph Gabler; County Superintendent, Samuel Gelwix; Physicians, W.A. Huster and James M. Gelwix; Merchants, Philip Karper and Lehman & Zullinger; Tanners, M.D. Miller and Wm. McClellans; Cabinet Makers, George Foreman and Joseph Gabler; Blacksmiths, Daniel Gelwix, and Joseph Bowan; Carpenter, Robert Worthington; Tailors, Geo. Heller and John Newton; Weavers, Adam Carbaugh and Daniel Shouman; Wagonmaker, Samuel Frost; Fence-makers, Jacob Martin, Geo. Byers and Philip Byers; Chair-makers, J. & M. Eyer; Wheelwright, Rudolph Eyer; Butcher, W. W. Britton; Masons, Joseph Gipe, Levi Myers and Samuel Breneman; Tinner, D. E. Stavick; Saddler, Samuel Phreaner; Confectioner, Geo. Heller; Veterinary Surgeon, Solomon Neff; Shoe-makers, J.V.B. Leedy, and Geo. Flora; Minister, A.H. Shirts; Public House, Issac Quigley.
(Column 02)Summary: Van Amburgh and Company's Menagerie exhibited in Chambersburg on Wednesday. The paper called it "the finest collection of animals that we have ever seen."Base Ball
(Column 02)Summary: The Printer's Nine of Chambersburg and the Picked Nine of Shippensburg played a game of baseball in Chambersburg. The Printer defeated the recently-established Shippensburg club.Married
(Names in announcement: McCleary, Haefner, Kreichbaum, Burnett, Henninger, Skinner, Flack, Brisisch, Hutton, Mateer, Hendricks, Stewart, Gish, Elsrode, Wolf, Criswell, Adams, Gribbie)
(Column 05)Summary: George E. Wood and Miss Katie Spangler, both of Chambersburg, were married in the first Reformed Church in Chambersburg on September 1st by the Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: George E. Wood, Katie Spangler, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 05)Summary: George W. Potts and Miss Margaret Robison, both of Franklin, were married on August 30th by the Rev. Thomas Creigh.Married
(Names in announcement: George W. Potts, Margaret Robison, Rev. Thomas Creigh)
(Column 05)Summary: Calvin G. Sellers and Miss Susan E. Unger, both of Franklin, were married on June 4th by the Rev. S. N. Callendar.Married
(Names in announcement: Calvin G. Sellers, Susan E. Unger, Rev. S. N. Callendar)
(Column 05)Summary: John A. Strite of Leitersburg and Miss Catharine Mann of Antrim were married near Greencastle at the residence of Jacob Whitmore on August 25th by H. C. Lesher.Married
(Names in announcement: John A. Strite, Catharine Mann, Jacob Whitmore, H. C. Lesher)
(Column 05)Summary: David R. McKee and Miss Ann E. Swanger, both of Letterkenny, Franklin County, were married at the Lutheran Parsonage on August 30th by the Rev. A. H. Sherts.Died
(Names in announcement: David R. McKee, Ann E. Swanger, Rev. A. H. Sherts)
(Column 05)Summary: Albert Harry, son of Jacob K. Harry, died in Greencastle on September 17th. He was 29 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Albert Harry, Jacob K. Harry)
(Column 05)Summary: Josiah Meade died in Chambersburg on August 20th. He was 67 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Josiah Meade)
(Column 05)Summary: John Craig of Welsh Run died on August 26th. He was 73 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Craig)
(Column 05)Summary: James Dunlap M'Dowell, son of A. B. M'Dowell of Peters, died on August 30th. He was 9 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: James Dunlap M'Dowell, A. B. M'Dowell)
(Column 05)Summary: Effie Louisa Swank, daughter of Jacob and Anna M. Swank, died in Chambersburg on September 4th. She was 8 years old.
(Names in announcement: Effie Louisa Swank, Jacob Swank, Anna M. Swank)