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Valley Spirit: May 23, 1860

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Summary: Proceedings of Franklin County Teachers convention. Includes debate on whether the rod or moral suasion is the best method for "school governance," as well as discussion of the best methods of teaching reading, arithmetic, grammar, and so-on. The convention also adopted a resolution encouraging more women to become teachers.
(Names in announcement: Cook, Omwake, J.W. Coble, Newman, Gaff, S.H. Eby, J. Detrick, C.B. Wolf, J. Rhea Gaff, Hoover, A. McElwaine, A.B. Stoeler, W.H. Hockenbery, C.B. Wolf, Rev. E. Bridenbaugh, Rev. T.G. Apple, Lewis Detrich, J.S. Smith, M.M. Richards, J. Reid, T.G. Apple)
For the Valley Spirit
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Summary: This letter takes the Repository & Transcript to task for asserting that the recent re-election of Shoemaker as County School Superintendent was politically motivated, and points out the support of Republican school directors for Shoemaker.
(Names in announcement: Shoemaker)
Trailer: A Township Director

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Description of Page: Poetry and fiction.

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Description of Page: Poetry and advertisements

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The Presidential Nomination
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Summary: Argues that someone like Breckenridge would be the better candidate and would neutralize Bell's support.
Origin of Article: Lancaster Intelligencer
California Land Case
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Summary: Many Pennsylvanians lost money when the Supreme Court declared that stock in the California Land Case company was fraudulent.
Epistle No. 6
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Summary: The next in the series of letters from a former abolitionist nephew in the North to his uncle in the South; in this letter he writes several jokes about blacks in politics and warns of black plots for insurrection.
Trailer: Berkeley
Report of the Survey of a Railroad from Chambersburg to Gettysburg
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Summary: Report of surveying crew on proposed rail line between Chambersburg and Gettysburg.
(Names in announcement: Eyster, McLellan, Goodyear, Honsum, Baughman, Stevens)

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Railroad Meeting
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Summary: A large number of citizens of Franklin County gathered in the Court House to chose delegates to the Railroad Convention in Harrisburg. They chose the men who are listed above. Article points out that possible connections west to Pittsburgh make Chambersburg an especially attractive site for a railroad from either New York, Philadelphia, or Baltimore.
(Names in announcement: Josiah Allen, James Austin, James Black, William Bossert, Dr. William Boyle, Andrew Brand, Hon. George Brewer, James Brewster, Peter Brough, James Brown, Stephen Brown, William Brown, Samuel Burges, Michael Bushey, Charles Campbell, James Carson, Benjamin Chambers, William Chambers, Hon. George Chambers, Joseph Christman, Rev. Joseph Clark, Daniel Coble, John Crawford, James Crawford, John Croft, John Culbertson, Hartman Dickhout, D. Dixon, J. Wyeth Douglas, John Downey, C.M. Duncan, Hezekiah Easton, Jacob Eby, James Elder, William Everett, Charles Eyster, J. Allison Eyster, John Fisher, Josiah Fletcher, Dr. Flickinger, Jacob Freese, S.D. Frye, Daniel Gehr, Capt. M. Gillan, Charles Gillan, Samuel Gilmore, R.C. Greenewalt, J.S. Haseler, William Hazlett, Thomas Heskinson, Jacob Heyser, William Heyser, Peter Housum, Hon. John Huber, A.R. Hurst, George Johnson, Dewalt Keefer, Hon. J.J. Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy, Adam Kissecker, Jacob Kreider, Emmanuel Kuhn, Dr. Samuel Lane, David Leisher, Gen. R. McAllen, Col. A.K. McClure, William McDowell, John McDowell, William McGrath, William McKinstry, William McLellan, Jake Miller, John Miller, James Mullen, Samuel Myers, Hon. James Nill, Jacob Nixon, Hon. John Orr, William Reber, William Reed, Henry Regal, Wilson Reilly, Atchison Ritchey, John Rowe, James Scott, Samuel Seibert, William Seibert, Dr. A.H. Senseny, William Stenger, Peter Stenger, L.S. Stevens, Henry Stoner, Jacob Stouffer, Jacob Strickler, J.R. Tankersly, Daniel Trostle, Captain Samuel Walker, Upton Washbaugh, Adam Wingert, Thomas Wright, D.K. Wunderlich, George Zeigler)
Railroad to Gettysburg
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Summary: Urges the businessmen of Chambersburg to seize the opportunity to promote the rail line between Gettysburg and Chambersburg.
Census Marshals
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Summary: Notes the appointment of assistant census marshals, and prints list of questions so that heads of households can prepare accurate statements to give to the census takers.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Orr, Francis Blair, George Walsh, Joseph Cooper)
Speech in U.S. Senate
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Summary: Thanks Senator Stephen A. Douglas for a copy of a recent speech in the Senate.
Railroad Delegation
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Summary: Chastizes the Superintendent of the Cumberland Valley Railroad for not granting free passage to the delegates to the Railroad Convention, noting that the railroad would benefit if the proposed route is granted.
Life Insurance
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Summary: William Heyser Jr. has opened an agency for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York in Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: William HeyserJr.)
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Summary: James Nill, delegate to Charleston Convention, had returned after a brief tour of the South, confident that the divisions in the Democratic Party will be healed at the Baltimore Convention.
(Names in announcement: James Nill)
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Summary: Married on May 22 at residence of bride's mother.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Samuel Philips, B. Hanshay, Sally Denig)

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Description of Page: Poetry and advertisements

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Description of Page: Poetry, Advertisements

Make Your Home Beautiful
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Summary: Poem urging women to beautify their homes.

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Description of Page: Market information from Chambersburg, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

A Voice From North Carolina
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Summary: Organ of North Carolina Democratic Party deplores the disunity of the National Party and disagrees with William Yancey of South Carolina, leader of the secessionists.
Origin of Article: North Carolina Standard