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Valley Spirit: August 10, 1859

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Description of Page: Literature and Book Notices. Blondin at Falls.

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Description of Page: Election returns for North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and Kentucky

The Value of the Union and the Evils of Sectional Agitation
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Summary: This article counsels moderation between Northern and Southern extremists. Stresses that the nation's strength rests in its differences. Points out that the sections are mutually dependent, especially their markets.
Trailer: Constitution
Origins of Slavery
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Summary: Paraphrase of Bancroft's history of the origins of slavery in the United States.

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Description of Page: Announcement of Democratic meeting with great graphic. First two columns deal with local politics, especially McClure. This page is very faint.

Nominating Convention
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Summary: Report of "Peoples Party" nominating convention. Ticket includes several local men.
(Names in announcement: William McGatt, John Stouffer, George Eyster, J.S. Good, David Spencer, John Downey, Dr. John King, John Kaufman, James Brewster, George Zeigler, Daniel Geher, W.L. Chambers, John Ditser, H.S. Stoner, W. Hardnett, George Jarrett)
Chapter of Fatal Accidents
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Summary: List of recent fatal accidents. Much of the article is illegible due to faint printing.
(Names in announcement: Leonard Nave, Charles Allison, Jacob Hunset, Capt. James McCartney, William Barrington)
Full Text of Article:

--On Wednesday last a son of Mr. Leonard Nave, aged about twelve years, was drowned while bathing in the dam at Nickle's Mill, in Culbertsons Row, in this county.

Mr. Charles Allison, of this place, met with a sudden death, on Wednesday last, by being thrown from a mule. He was engaged in driving a team of mules belonging to Mr. Jacob Heyser, when the accident occurred which deprived him of his life almost instantly. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss.-- The deceased was a member of "Chambersburg Lodge," I. O. O. F. His funeral was attended, on Thursday last, by the members of the order and a large number of citizens generally.

Capt. James McCartney, of Carlisle, while returning from the Fireman's Parade at Shippensburg, on Thursday evening last, was killed in attempting to get on the cars while in motion, on the Cumberland Valley Rail Road, at Newville. The accident was caused by Mr. Cartney's own imprudence.

A young man named Wm. Bittinger, an apprentice to Mr. David Croft, Blacksmith, of this place, was found dead, and his body shockingly mangled, on the Cumberland Valley Rail Road, a few miles from town, on Friday morning last. He had attended the Fireman's Parade at Shippensburg, and on returning home, on the 7 o'clock cars, lost his hat. He left the trail at Scotland to search for his hat. The train passed on without him, and the next morning his body was discovered on the track by the freight train going east and brought back to town. The inquest held on the body, decided that his death was occasioned by the ll o'clock train of cars passing over him while either sitting or lying on the track. The management of the road is fully exonerated from all blame.

For the Valley Spirit; Political Corruption
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Summary: General essay about the evils of political corruption.
Trailer: A Farmer
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Summary: Several warehouses (C. W. Eyster and Co., Chambers, Geher and Co., others) were broken into on August 5.

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Description of Page: Markets in column 2.