Valley Spirit: October 12, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Celebrates the victory Democrats achieved in Franklin County. Credits the victory to Conservative voters from both parties who abandoned Radical doctrines.
Full Text of Article:After the Deluge. 650 Negroes Can't Win. Wolffstown Swamped. White Men Triumphant
Once more we have met the enemy and they are ours. In spite of Cessna's immense corruption fund, in spite of the six hundred and fifty negroes who voted the Radical ticket, in spite of the unflagging exertions of the "Bread and Butter Brigade," the Conservative men of Franklin County have won a glorious triumph. The infidelity of the Radical leaders has been most signally rebuked. Their broken pledges rise up to haunt them and will not down at their bidding. They cheated the people, and the people have uttered their condemnation of their treacherous conduct. The fraudulent ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment has benefitted them nothing here. On the contrary it has lost them many Republican votes and given the County permanently to the Democracy.
The returns from the County, as far as they have been received, indicate a majority for Meyers over Cessna of from one hundred and fifty to two hundred. Skinner, for Assembly, leads the ticket largely and will very likely have a majority of three hundred over Mahon. The majority for Milliken will be in the neighborhood of one hundred. From the advices we have as we go to press, the whole Democratic County ticket is elected.
For this signal victory, the Democracy owe their heartiest thanks to the Conservative men who have heretofore acted with the Republican party, but who, disgusted at the negro suffrage movement, have joined heads with us to save the county from the evil consequences of Radical doctrines. They were long suffering and patient, believing and trusting in the honesty of their leaders, but the faithlessness of these leaders was too manifest to deceive them this time. Thanks, many thanks for their timely and powerful aid. They will never have reason to regret this action.
To the Democrats, we say, you have made a noble fight. You have been appalled by no obstacles that were thrown in your pathway. You have battled for the same principles to which you have clung through many disasters. And victory, complete victory has crowned your efforts.
This is a Sedan defeat to the Radical party in Franklin County. This election was their last chance to save themselves. They voted the negroes in droves, but negro votes would not win. Henceforth, white men will control the affairs of Franklin County.
(Column 04)Summary: Provides a table comparing the votes for governor in 1869 with the votes for Congress in 1870 in Franklin county.
Full Text of Article:
We give the following table showing the vote for Governor last year and the majorities for the candidates for Congress in the election districts of this County:Districts Geary, 1869. Packer, 1869. Rep. Maj., 1869. Dem. Maj., 1869. Rep. Maj., 1870. Dem. Maj., 1870. Antrim 507 485 22 26 Chambersburg, N.W. 323 253 70 103 Chambersburg, S.W. 256 271 15 152 Concord 28 99 71 ------ ----- Dry Run 105 103 2 ----- ------- Fayetteville 220 210 10 2 Greenvillage 183 114 69 30 Guilford 182 210 28 40 Hamilton 88 156 68 54 Letterkenny 149 223 74 ------- ------- Lurgan 89 153 64 ------ -------- Louden 78 119 41 ------- ----- Metal 132 96 36 ------ ------- Montgomery 205 172 33 128 ------ Orrstown 86 140 54 ------ ------ Peters 136 69 67 Quincy 214 299 85 67 Southampton 48 73 25 ---- ---- Sulphur Spring 33 46 13 ----- ------ St. Thomas 147 221 74 104 Washington 330 297 33 14 Warren 35 58 23 ------- ------ Welsh Run 124 139 15 ----- ----- Total 3,698 4,006 3,698 Majority 308
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. E. W. Kirby of Chambersburg will deliver a lecture on temperance in Lyceum Hall, Greenvillage.Accepted
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. W. Kirby)
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. Moses Kieffer accepted a call to become minister of the Reformed Church of Greencastle.The Changes in Taxation
(Names in announcement: Rev. Moses Kieffer)
(Column 01)Summary: The new internal revenue law went into effect on the 1st. "Hereafter there will be no internal revenue stamps required on receipts, nor on promissory notes under $100, nor on canned and preserved fish, nor on the transfer or assignment of a mortgage. There will be no tax on sales except of tobacco, snuff, cigars, spirits, and wines; no tax on watches, boats, barges, carriages, billiard tables, nor plate; nor on legacies and successions; nor on passports; nor on gross receipts. The new income tax of 2 1/2 per cent, with $2,000 exemption, will not be collectable till the Spring of 1871."J. M. French's Circus and Caravan
(Column 01)Summary: J. M. French's Grand Oriental Circus and Egyptian Caravan will visit Chambersburg on October 15th. It is reported to be the best travelling show in the country with talented equestrian performers and a variety of wild animals.The County Fair
(Column 02)Summary: The Franklin County Agricultural Fair was held last week. The paper proclaims it better than last year. A large number of fruits, vegetables, and "fancy articles" were on display. The horse trotting drew many spectators. A few cases of pick-pocketing were reported.Democratic Meeting
(Names in announcement: Samuel F. Greenawalt, Dr. J. L. Suesserott, Dr. Ed Senseney, Sheriff J. W. Fletcher, J. Logan Kennedy, Mary E. Yost)
(Column 04)Summary: W. S. Stenger and William M'Lellan addressed the largest political meeting held in Chambersburg during the campaign.Wilson College
(Names in announcement: W. S. Stenger, William M'Lellan)
(Column 04)Summary: The opening exercises for Wilson College will begin on October 13th. Buildings will be formally dedicated.Tribute of Respect
(Column 04)Summary: The Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Greencastle passed resolutions of sympathy and respect upon the death of Capt. Samuel A. Bradley.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. Samuel A. Bradley, J. C. McLanahan, L. H. Fletcher)
(Column 05)Summary: Robert F. Mosser of Fulton County and Miss Henrietta Bennet of Mercersburg were married at Mercersburg in the U. B. Church on October 6th by the Rev. John Fohl.Married
(Names in announcement: Robert F. Mosser, Henrietta Bennet, Rev. John Fohl)
(Column 05)Summary: Joseph H. Wilson of New York and Miss Lizzie Culbertson were married on October 4th by the Rev. J. A. Crawford.Married
(Names in announcement: Joseph H. Wilson, Lizzie Culbertson, Rev. J. A. Crawford)
(Column 05)Summary: Charles E. Swisher and Miss Mary Jane Karns, both of Carrick, were married on October 3rd at the house of Patrick Reily by the Rev. J. Smith Gordon.Married
(Names in announcement: Charles E. Swisher, Mary Jane Karns, Patrick Reily, Rev. J. Smith Gordon)
(Column 05)Summary: John H. Reed and Miss Sarah E. Fraley, both of Carrick, were married at the house of Patrick Reily on October 3rd by the Rev. J. Smith Gordon.Died
(Names in announcement: John H. Reed, Sarah E. Fraley, Patrick Reily, Rev. J. Smith Gordon)
(Column 05)Summary: John Andrew Schofield, son of Josiah E. and Sarah F. Schofield, died in Chambersburg on September 20th. He was 3 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Andrew Schofield, Josiah E. Schofield, Sarah F. Schofield)
(Column 05)Summary: Carrie Emma Noonan, daughter of William Noonan, died near Carrick on September 26th. She was 2 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Carrie Emma Noonan, William Noonan)
(Column 05)Summary: Mary Jemina Murphy died near Carrick on September 22nd. She was 1 year old.
(Names in announcement: Mary Jemina Murphy)