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Valley Spirit: November 30, 1864

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Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 1-4; poetry, column 5; report about bears in Minnesota, column 5

The Life of the Farmer
(Column 7)
Summary: Reflects on the freedom and fulfillment that comes from farming.
Origin of Article: Address given at the Annual Fair of the Agricultural Society at Greene County

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Description of Page: Reports on troop movement in Tennessee and Georgia, columns 6-7; results from the New York election, column 3

The Duty of the Democratic Party
(Column 1)
Summary: Rejects suggestions that the Democratic party should "surrender" to the Republicans after the recent loss.
A. H. Stephens on Reconstruction
(Column 1)
Summary: Confederate Vice President A. H. Stephens calls for peace without returning to the "Old Union."
Prospects of an Early Peace
(Column 2)
Summary: Says that Lincoln's reelection has doomed any chance for peace in the near future.
A Convert to "Copperheadism"
(Column 2)
Summary: Sarcastically suggests that the Repository editor's recent call for peace makes him a "copperhead," just like those Democrats he condemned with this label during the last couple years.
[No Title]
(Column 3)
Summary: Calls the Repository "a champion for fraudulent voting" by suggesting that illegal returns should be counted with all the other ballots.
Origin of Article: Juniata True Democrat
[No Title]
(Column 3)
Summary: Refuses to follow the suggestion of another Democratic newspaper to forgive those ministers who left their pulpits to preach abolitionism.
Origin of Article: Age
State Legislature
(Column 4)
Summary: Notes that nineteen Republicans and fourteen Democrats will occupy the US Senate in the next term, while sixty-one Republicans and thirty-nine Democrats will be in the House. A. K. McClure (Republican) and J. McDowell Sharpe (Democrat), who will represent Franklin and Perry counties, are among those elected to the House.
(Names in announcement: A. K. McClure, J. McDowell Sharpe)
The Soldier's Vote
(Column 4)
Summary: Lists the results from the Pennsylvania soldiers' vote: the army under Meade voted 3925 for McClellan and 8075 for Lincoln; the army under Butler voted 2739 for McClellan and 4714 for Lincoln; Sherman's army voted 790 for McClellan and 2827 for Lincoln; and the soldiers in Fort Monroe and in hospitals voted 190 for McClellan and 587 for Lincoln. McClellan received a total of 7644 from Pennsylvania soldiers, while Lincoln received a total of 16,503--or a majority of 8559.
[No Title]
(Column 5)
Summary: Announces that the War Department wants all men now absent from the army to return immediately.
[No Title]
(Column 5)
Summary: Describes General Sherman as a man with a "gaunt look," who is "nervous" and never quiet.

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Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 4-7

Franklin County--Full Official Returns
(Column 1)
Summary: Lists the full official returns for Franklin County in both the congressional and presidential elections, which now include the army vote. According to each township: ANTRIM --Coffroth (Democrat) (423), Koontz (Republican) (431), McClellan (443), Lincoln (468); CHAMBERSBURG, NORTH WARD--Coffroth (140), Koontz (251), McClellan (143), Lincoln (278); CHAMBERSBURG, SOUTH WARD--Coffroth (201), Koontz (261), McClellan (226), Lincoln (256); CONCORD--Coffroth (87), Koontz (19), McClellan (93), Lincoln (22); FAYETTEVILLE--Coffroth (179), Koontz (208), McClellan (190), Lincoln (232); GREEN -- Coffroth (102), Koontz (163), McClellan (109), Lincoln (163); GUILFORD--Coffroth (183), Koontz (165), McClellan (197), Lincoln (175); HAMILTON--Coffroth (132), Koontz (99), McClellan (142), Lincoln (116); LETTERKENNY--Coffroth (212), Koontz (128), McClellan (227), Lincoln (136); LURGAN--Coffroth (130), Koontz (80), McClellan (139), Lincoln (83); METAL--Coffroth (74), Koontz (119), McClellan (83), Lincoln (124); MONTGOMERY--Coffroth (139), Koontz (202), McClellan (147), Lincoln (214); MORRISTOWN--Coffroth (95), Koontz (90), McClellan (98), Lincoln (94); LOUDON--Coffroth (87), Koontz (78), McClellan (92), Lincoln (78); PETERS--Coffroth (48), Koontz (132), McClellan (53), Lincoln (152); QUINCY--Coffroth (282), Koontz (170), McClellan (309), Lincoln (181); ORRSTOWN--Coffroth (110), Koontz (71), McClellan (119), Lincoln (76); SOUTHAMPTON --Coffroth (67), Koontz (49), McClellan (71), Lincoln (53); SULPHUR SPRING--Coffroth (41), Koontz (23), McClellan (48), Lincoln (23); ST. THOMAS--Coffroth (167), Koontz (131), McClellan (169), Lincoln (138); WASHINGTON--Coffroth (239), Koontz (277), McClellan (262), Lincoln (312); WELSH RUN--Coffroth (135), Koontz (77), McClellan (145), Lincoln (92); WARREN--Coffroth (47), Koontz (36), McClellan (57), Lincoln (50); ARMY VOTE--Coffroth (137), Koontz (248), McClellan (259), Lincoln (346). The total vote: Coffroth (3457), Koontz (3508), McClellan (3821), and Lincoln (3862).
(Names in announcement: A. H. Coffroth, Koontz)
Full Text of Article:

We publish below the official returns of the late election in this county including the army vote. The aggregate vote polled is the largest ever cast, being 7683. This we believe is considerably in excess of the full legal vote of the county and is swelled to these figures by the vote of a number of attaches of the army whose bona-fide residence is in other localities but many of whom voted in this county. We congratulate the gallant Democracy of Franklin county on the fact that the "Green Spot" has been revolutionized, and that in future elections when the votes of her own citizens, alone, are cast, their success is certain by several hundred majority.

Congress President Districts Coffroth Koontz McClellan Lincoln Antrim 423 431 443 468 Chambersburg N.W. 140 251 143 278 Chambersburg S.W. 201 261 226 256 Concord 87 19 93 22 Fayetteville 179 206 190 232 Green 102 163 109 163 Guilford 183 165 197 175 Hamilton 132 99 142 116 Letterkenny 212 128 227 136 Lurgan 130 80 139 83 Metal 74 119 83 124 Montgomery 139 202 147 214 Morristown 95 90 95 94 Loudon 87 78 92 78 Peters 48 132 53 152 Quincy 282 170 309 181 Orrstown 110 71 119 76 Southampton 67 49 71 58 Sulphur Spring 41 23 48 23 St. Thomas 167 131 169 138 Washington 239 277 262 312 Welsh Run 135 77 145 92 Warren 47 36 57 50 Army Vote 137 248 .... .... Total 3457 3508 3562 3516
A Missing Minister
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that Rev. James L. Schock, D. D., formerly the pastor of the Lutheran congregation in Chambersburg, left his new home in New York City on October 29 and has not been heard from since. Asks for any information on his whereabouts.
(Names in announcement: Rev. James L. SchockD. D.)
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports on an accident involving the uptrain from Harrisburg, in which two passenger trains were "considerably shattered" after part of a rail broke between Mechanicsburg and Carlisle.
The New Postage Currency
(Column 1)
Summary: Notes that the new fifty-cent fractional currency is ready to be printed.
Man Shot
(Column 2)
Summary: John Myers was shot while being arrested by a group of Fayetteville citizens last Friday night. Myers, who lives about 4 miles from Caledonia Furnace, was accused of stealing a horse from Mr. Heintzelman and is now in jail recovering from his wound.
(Names in announcement: John Myers, Mr. Heintzelman)
(Column 2)
Summary: Reports that a sixteen-year-old boy named Samuel Naugle was shot and killed on Sunday in the house of John Myers, who had been arrested two days earlier on charges of horse stealing. No other facts are available on the case.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Naugle, John Myers)
(Column 2)
Summary: Notes that Rev. Samuel J. Nicolls has resigned as the pastor of the Presbyterian congregation in Chambersburg and has accepted a call from the First Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Samuel J. Nicolls)
Bank Dividend
(Column 2)
Summary: The First National Bank of Waynesboro has declared a dividend of five percent from the profits it received over the last six months.
Mercersburg, Nov. 24, 1864
(Column 3)
Summary: Reports that a large number of Mercersburg citizens gathered at the German Reformed Church on November 24 to adopt plans for instituting a constitutional amendment that would "recognize the distinctive character of Christianity."
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Creigh, A. M. Whetstone, Rev. Dr. Harbaugh, Prof. Higby, Judge Carson, Mr. Leidy, Dr. McDowell, Samuel BowlesEsq.)
Full Text of Article:

After a previous notice having been given, a large congregation of citizens of Mercersburg and vicinity assembled at 6 o'clock, P.M., in the German Reformed Church. On motion the Rev. Dr. Creigh was appointed President and A.M. Whetstone Secretary.

The object of the meeting as stated by the chair, was to adopt the measures to aid in the general movement of effecting an amendment to the Constitution of the United States so as to recognize the distinctive character of christianity. The circular of the National Association was read (containing a memorial to Congress,) after which quite an animated discussion of the general subject ensued, in which the Rev. Dr. Harbaugh, Prof. Higby, Judge Carson, Mr. Leidy, Dr. McDowell and others, participated. On motion, the form of memorial (to Congress) of the National Association was adopted and a committee appointed to obtain printed memorials and the signatures of our citizens and forward the same to the corresponding secretary of the National Association. On motion, the secretary and Samuel Bowles, Esq. were appointed to attend the next meeting of the Association, which is to be held in Philadelphia, on Tuesday, November 29th. The exercises of the evening were interesting and partook of a devotional character. All present manifested an interest in the proceedings of the meeting and a desire for the success of the movement.

A.M. Whetstone,

Trailer: A. M. Whetstone, Secretary
Negro Celebration at Nashville
(Column 3)
Summary: Describes the demonstrations and procession that were part of a celebration of black citizens in honor of Lincoln's and Johnson's elections. Notes that a "disturbance" resulted in the shooting of a white soldier, which then unleashed a stampede of white and black citizens in all directions.
Origin of Article: Nashville Dispatch
Secession Versus Union Negroes
(Column 4)
Summary: Tells the story of an incident near St. Louis in which black Southerners following Confederate troops captured black Union soldiers, tied them up, and painted them white.
(Column 6)
Summary: Rev. Thos. Burnhart married George F. Winders, of Cumberland County, and Sarah C. Mellinger on November 24.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Thos. Burnhart, George F. Winders, Sarah C. Mellinger)
(Column 6)
Summary: Elizabeth Wiles, wife of William Wiles, died on November 8 at age 29 years, 7 months and 11 days.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Wiles, William Wiles)
(Column 6)
Summary: Elizabeth Deardorff died on November 18 at age 66 years, 7 months and 18 days.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Deardorff)

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Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 1-7