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Valley Spirit: January 26, 1859

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And a Cripple [At] That
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Summary: Story of a white girl from Pontiac, Michigan, who "ran off with a crippled negro."
Origin of Article: Cleveland Herald

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Description of Page: Editorials about the tariff, Douglas and Buchanan. Congress report.

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Description of Page: Local News Page. Bottom lines of type blurry. Also marriages and deaths almost impossible to read, but 3-4 of each.

The Funk Trial
(Column 1)
Summary: Funks are on trial for murder of John Osborn. Daniel found guilty, David, not guilty.
(Names in announcement: Daniel Funk, John Osborn, David Funk, I.H. McCauley, T.B. KennedyEsq., A.K. McClure, L.S. Clark, Wilson Reilly, G.W. Brewer, Judge Kimmell)
Public Library
(Column 1)
Summary: Concert and lecture was given on January 18th to raise money for a Public Library.
(Names in announcement: Seibert, Frey, Shryock, Rev. Joseph Clark)
Another Fire
(Column 1)
Summary: Grove's house caught on fire, which spread rapidly. Article speculates that it was possibly work of an arsonist.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Grove, William Grove)
Fraternal Visit
(Column 2)
Summary: Visits to the Columbus Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows by other lodges, including the Chambersburg and Waynesboro Lodges.
(Names in announcement: Wertz, Hommer, Adams, McCauley, Russell)
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Summary: Gibbons, a local blacksmith, was burned to death in an accident in the smithy.
(Names in announcement: John Gibbons, Mr. Funk, Dr. Boyle)
Origin of Article: Independent
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Summary: Cumberland Valley Railroad and Lebanon Valley railroad have granted free use of their cars to the Hook and Ladder Company.
(Names in announcement: O.N. Lull)
Agricultural Meeting
(Column 3)
Summary: Report of meeting to form a local Agricultural Association, which was named the Farmers and Mechanics Industrial Association of Franklin County. Township Committees and Constitution included.
(Names in announcement: Col. James Orr, John Ruthauff, William Bossert, J. Watson Craig, Capt. S. Walker, David Spencer, John Ditch, John Taylor, Joseph Cressier, Samuel Gilmore, Samuel Alexander, Jacob Cook, John Thomas, Benjamin Carruthers, James Kennedy, Francis Northcraft, William McKinney, Benjamin Snively, J.W. Taylor, A.B. Hurst, Samuel Holliday, S. Miller, Jacob Garvey, S. Breckinridge, G.W. Immell, F. Walk, Henry Keefer, Samuel Lehman, Thomas Pomeroy, D.C. Byers, Jacob Flinckinger, Capt. S. Walker, J.J. Rey, J.W. Craig, A.E. McDowell, S. Alexander, Jacob Secrist, John Simok, D. Hays, D. Spencer, Charles Guillan, John Miller, A.S. McCulloch, Jacob Zimmerman, Abrahm Bar, H.X. Stoner, D.M. Lesher)
Court Proceedings
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Summary: List of various court proceedings, including counsel for Commonwealth and defense. Cases include surety of the peace, larceny assault, etc. Slaters, Parkers, Jones, Stephensons, Harrisons, Lytles, Campbell, Jackson identified in text as "colored." Also lists common pleas and civil suits.
(Names in announcement: James Sherman, Jacob Miles, Christian Rosenberger, Phillip Weaver, Peter Slater, Richard Parker, Michael Burkl, Thomas Wilson, James Brewer, Mrs. Tenley, Jane Slater, Nancy Parker, Frank Jones, William Mort, Moses Stephenson, Diana Stephenson, John Harrison, Mary Harrison, Elizabeth Lytle, L.M. Clark, Henry Jackson, Richard Campbell, James Lytle, George Eckert, Walter Crawford, Joseph Crawford, Jacob Heysinger, Patrick Hughes, Jeremiah Keefer, Jacob Baker, John Typer, William Pym, Robert McAllen, J. Welsh, J. Mildour, James Duffield, Rev. B.S. Schneck, V.J. Duffield, Joseph Cressler, Samuel Angie)
For the Valley Spirit
(Column 4)
Summary: Letter of support from Antrim voters for Fisher's Democratic Convention nomination.
(Names in announcement: Maj. Samuel Fisher)
Trailer: Antrim
(Column 5)
Summary: Married at Lutheran Parsonage on January 18.
(Names in announcement: W.P. Eyster, Adam Liminger, Sarah Cheek)

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Description of Page: Markets in Col 1: Chambersburg and Baltimore. Also sections for Virginia, Maryland real estate.