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Valley Spirit: September 21, 1870

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Be Registered
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Summary: Urges all conservative men to make sure they get registered to vote. Explains the intricacies of the Registry laws so no one will get confused, especially naturalized citizens.
Full Text of Article:

We direct attention to some of the important provisions of the Registry law. It is the duty of every conservative citizen to vote at the coming election. His single ballot may have a wonderful effect in controlling the majority in the next House of Representatives. Read this article and what you must do in order to vote:

It is your duty to see to it that your are registered. The duty is imposed by the law upon the Assessor of your district to register you, but it is a duty you owe to the country to see to it that he has not neglected to register you. Do not wait for anybody else to attend to this matter for you. Go, inquire and examine for yourself. You have a right to examine the Assessor's lists, free of charge. Nobody can deny you that privilege.

These lists should contain your name, and the names of all other qualified voters in the district; they should state, if your a house keeper, the number of your house; the street it fronts on; your occupation; if you board, where and with whom you board; if you work for another, your employer's name; and opposite your name should be written the word "voter."

If you find your name is not on the list, go yourself to the assessor, and make your claim to be put on. He is bound to add your name. He cannot question your right. You need not discuss the matter with him, your "claim" is enough. Give him also your precise residence, occupation, &c. He will mark "C. V." opposite your name. Attend to this at once. If you delay until within ten days of the election, you may lose your vote.

The law remains the same as to the payment of taxes. You must have paid either a State or County tax assessed within two years. If you have not done this, attend to it without delay. When you go to the polls take your last tax receipt with you. Let nothing prevent you having yourself registered and paying your taxes now lest something may occur to prevent you hereafter.

Naturalized citizens must exhibit their papers to the Assessor in order to get their names registered. If they have not received their "last papers" yet, but intend to take them out before the election, they must show their "first papers" to the Assessor.

All naturalized citizens must take their "papers" with them to the polls, unless they have been voting for ten years in the same district.

They must take their "papers" with them when they vote, even if their names are on the list.

This should not be forgotten for, if it is neglected, they will be deprived of their votes by their enemies.

To naturalized citizens we would say, examine the lists to see whether your names are on them or not.

If you have been naturalized, there will also appear the letter "N." If you have merely declared your intention to become a citizen, the letters "D.I."

Those who intend to "vote on age" being between 21 and 22 years old should see to it that they are registered. Let them examine the Assessor's lists and search for their names for themselves. They ought to find the word "age" opposite their names.

Let those who have removed into the district since the last election, examine the lists. If their names are there, the letter "R" ought to appear opposite their names.

To everybody who intends to vote the Conservative ticket, we say, get yourselves registered, if you are not already registered.

Cessna's "War Record"
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Summary: Disgusted that Cessna attacks Meyers for being a Democratic "Copperhead" during the war. Meticulously goes through Cessna's association with the Democratic party during the war, pointing out that he only switched parties at the end of the war.
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John Cessna is circulating documents all over this Congressional district attacking the "war record" of Mr. Meyers. He is loading down the mails with hundreds of these pamphlets, sent under his frank as a member of Congress, but he seems to be perfectly oblivious of the fact that he has a "war record" also. Along with this pamphlet attacking Mr. Meyers, he is distributing another document containing a "literary" speech delivered before the Alumni of Franklin and Marshall College at Lancaster in 1864. The object of this speech was to announce to the people of the State his transmigration from the Democratic party to the camp of the Republican party, and he therein makes the extraordinary pretension that he had been an earnest war man from the beginning of the war down to the time of making the speech. He says: "every individual must be found upon the one side or the other of the great struggle which now astonishes the world. There can be no neutrality. Men may assume to be indifferent and profess to take no interest in the contest, but at heart every one is upon one side or the other. He that is not for us is against us. There can be no possibility of avoiding a decision. My own decision has long since been made and position taken. I hope no doubtful record of that decision may be left behind me."

Now let us see. This man who suddenly assumed the barb of "loyalty" and pretended to have been wearing it all the time, and who afterwards delighted his malignant soul with shrieking out his vituperations of "Copperheads," was one of the worst "Copperheads" himself at the outset of the war. He can not and shall not escape from his own record, now that he is pretending to have been, all through the war, "without spot or blemish."

The celebrated Peace Convention assembled in Harrisburg on the 21st day of February, A. D. 1861. Jefferson Davis had, about ten days before, been inaugurated President of the Confederate States at Montgomery, Alabama.

Cessna was a member of this Peace Convention. It was on his motion that a Committee of thirty-three was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the Convention. In his motion he embodied a provision that the Committee should select it own Chairman. Had this not been done he, as mover of the resolution, would have been appointed Chairman of the Committee. He was, however appointed a member of the Committee and Hon. Ellie Lewis was elected Chairman. That Committee reported a series of resolutions of which the following is one:

Resolved, That we will, by all proper and legitimate means, oppose, discountenance and prevent any attempt on the part of the Republicans in power to make any armed aggressions upon the Southern States: especially so long as laws contravening their rights shall remain unrepealed on the statute books of Northern States, and so long as the just demands of the South shall continue to be unrecognized by the Republican majorities in those States and unsecured by proper amendatory explanations of the Constitution.

Cessna voted for this resolution. The whole series was adopted by a unanimous vote, and then, Cessna, among others, addressed the Convention in a speech corresponding to the spirit of the resolutions. He had not taken his position then with the "War party."

In the fall of 1861, he became the Democratic candidate for Assembly in the Somerset and Bedford district and was defeated by Mr. Householder. He went to Harrisburg and began his sleight of hand tricks in the matter of contested elections. He succeeded in obtaining the seat as a Democrat. The storm of popular passion in favor of the war had then swept over the country, but he had not yet taken his position with the "war party."

In the fall of 1862, he was renominated by the Democracy, and elected to the Legislature. That was the period when the Democracy carried the State on account of the dissatisfaction of the people with the conduct of the war. Democratic candidates "made the most" of this discontent. Cessna as a candidate did the same. He denounced the Emancipation Proclamation in the bitterest terms. Surely, he had not then taken his position with the "war party."

On the 6th day of January A. D. 1863, he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives by the Democratic members. He had the confidence of the party to a wonderful extent then. If the party was the "Copperhead party" then, Cessna as one of its prominent representatives was certainly a "Copperhead" also. At any rate he had not taken his position with the "war party" then.

At the Democratic Convention held in Harrisburg on the 4th day of July A. D. 1863, just when the news of the Union victory at Gettysburg was electrifying the world, Cessna was present, submitting his claims to that body as candidate for Governor. He received nine votes. One of the resolutions passed by that Convention, at whose hands Cessna was asking a nomination for the highest office in the gift of the people of the State, reads as follows:

Resolved, That we heartily thank the lion-hearted Democracy of Ohio for the manly vindication they have given to the constitution against the great crime committed upon it in the arrest and deportation of Clement L. Vallandingham; and we assure them of our cordial sympathy in the great struggle they are making for their undoubted rights.

Cessna had not taken his position with the War party at that time.

Cessna has always insisted, we understand, that he voted for Judge Woodward in October 1863, so that he had not "taken his position with the "war party" then. Let us see how much longer he acted with the Democratic party. We quote from the address of Hon. Francis Jordan, Secretary of the Commonwealth in 1866, to the Union voters of Bedford county. Says Col. Jordan:

"At the August Court, 1864, I was invited by the County Committee to come up and address a mass meeting to be held in the Court House. Finding the meeting very large and enthusiastic, and only General Koontz and myself to address it, and regarding the issues of immense importance. I called on Mr. Cessna on the 30th of August and invited him to aid us, and make us a speech. He declined, reminding me that the Chicago Convention was then in session, and he waited first to see what it would do. That Convention nominated M'Clellan and Pendleton, and adopted its notorious peace platform; and soon afterwards General Sherman captured Atlanta. Men much less sagacious than Mr. Cessna, could then plainly see that party, and the rebellion, were both in the agonies of final dissolution. Then it was, and not until then, that he self-sacrificingly deserted the old Democratic party, and patriotically came over and identified himself with us, and the great Union party of the country; and like the bat in the fable, he is now asseverating that he was on our side all the time. This is only sixteen short months ago; and yet here is this modest gentleman, thrusting himself forward as the first man in the Commonwealth, so recently from the ranks of the enemy that he has scarcely had time to change his uniform or learn our watchwords. Little could this have been supposed three years ago when he was a candidate for Governor before the copperhead convention, which nominated Judge Woodward, or sixteen months ago, when he refused to strike a blow with us until he could first ascertain what might be expected of the traitors then assembled at Chicago."

Thus it seems that the little fellow crawled into the Republican party in August 1864, just eight months before the war closed, and he now has the effrontery to attack other men's war records and to claim that his position as an excessively loyal man had been taken at the beginning of the war.

We would have been perfectly willing to allow this to pass by in this campaign. We are anxious to fight this contest on the issues of to-day. But Cessna has seen fit to reopen the subject by circulating what he asserts to be Mr. Meyers' "War record," and we deemed it but just that the pot which calls the kettle black should be exhibited to the gaze of the people.

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Summary: George Eyster, Assistant Treasurer of the United States at Philadelphia, has been visiting Chambersburg for the past week.
(Names in announcement: George Eyster)
Township Meeting
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Summary: The Democrats of Guilford will meet at the New Franklin School House on September 24th to nominate candidates for the upcoming elections.
Meeting at Waynesboro
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Summary: B. F. Meyers, Capt. George W. Skinner, and J. D. DeGolly addressed a large meeting of Democrats in Waynesboro.
(Names in announcement: B. F. Meyers, Capt. George W. Skinner, J. D. DeGolly)
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Summary: A number of Chambersburg's home-owners have made improvements to their property.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Nelson, I. H. M'Cauley, Joseph Kreighbaum, Isaac Kieffer, James C. Austin, Anthony Holler, I. N. Hays, Dr. Wright, William McClintock)
The Democratic Meeting
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Summary: Reports on a speech given by Democratic candidate Meyers. Covered all the major issues, including reconstruction policy, income tax, black suffrage, and Cessna's sorry record on contested elections and defection from the Democrats.
(Names in announcement: J. McDowell Sharpe, B. Y. Hamsher, Phares Duffeld, B. F. Need, B. A. Cormany, H. C. Koontz, W. S. Stenger, H. F. Meyers)
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Last Saturday evening, the campaign was opened in Franklin county by the Democracy of Chambersburg. The Court House was well filled. On motion of J. McDowell Sharpe, Esq., Mr. B.Y. Hamsher was elected President. Messrs. Phares Duffield, of Guilford, and B.F. Nead, of this Borough, were chosen Vice Presidents, and Messrs. B.A. Cormany and H. C. Koontz, Secretaries, W.S. Stenger, Esq., then made a brief speech and introduced to the meeting Hon. B. F. Meyers Democratic candidate for Congress. Mr. Meyers was received with rounds of applause. He proceeded at once to discuss the questions at issue in the campaign. He attacked the administration of President Grant, charging it with attempting to deceive the people as to the extent of the reduction of the public debt. He showed the deception practiced by Secretary Boutwell in his monthly statements. He commented upon the fact that it costs several millions more to "run" the governmental machine now than it did under the administration of James Buchanan. He spoke of some of the useless items of expenditure. Among these is the amount expended in maintaining our large standing army, which is being used for no other purpose than to overawe the citizens of the Southern States in order to secure the success of the Radical party in that section.--He exposed the rascality of Congress in resurrecting the infamous Income Tax in spite of the earnest and overwhelming protests of the people. He denounced the Enforcement bill which fines and imprisons landlords for threatening to dispossess black tenants on account of politics, while it leaves white tenants to take care of themselves. He laid bare Cessna's thimble-rigging in the contested election cases whereby he threw Mr. Simpson, of South Carolina, and Col. Switzler, of Missouri, out of their seats, although the one had been elected by 1,500 and the other by 4,000 majority. He "showed up" Cessna's vote, throwing away three-quarters of a million dollars to the North American and European Railway Company on a trumped-up claim of the State of Massachusetts for losses in the war of 1812. He made manifest Cessna's violation of his pledge in 1866 that the people of the District should have an opportunity to vote on the question of negro suffrage. He attacked vigorously, and with telling effect, the combination of the New England cotton manufacturers and the salt monopolists and the Bessemer steel patentees to "protect" their special interests to the utmost whilst they reduced the duty on pig metal from nine to seven dollars per ton, and Cessna voted to sustain this "Ring." He then drew a graphic portrait of Cessna as a "loyal" man, showing that he and the speaker were Democrats up to 1864 and that the "Copperhead" articles that he had written were written to aid Cessna's election when he was a candidate for the Legislature in Bedford county.

Mr. Meyers spoke for an hour and a half, and was frequently interrupted with cheers. The speech was clear and forcible, free from personal abuse altogether. It was straight-forward and manly, the speaker striving to conceal nothing, but only to make a frank avowal of his opinion. We congratulate Mr. Meyers on his address feeling, as we do, that it gave satisfaction to all the Conservative men who heard it.

Capt. Skinner was called out and made a few remarks expressing his willingness as a candidate to stand by his record last session.

Senator Duncan responded to the call of the meeting in a brief but happy speech and moved an adjournment with three cheers for the Congressional candidate and the whole Democratic ticket. The cheers were given heartily and the audience quietly dispersed.

Radical Meeting
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Summary: Mocks Cessna's address to an audience of white and black supporters. Also mocks the blacks who attended.
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Mr. Cessna addressed a mixed audience of whites and negroes in the Court House on Monday evening.--The benches on the North side were entirely filled with the colored men. Cessna laid himself out to act the part of a clown in a circus for the amusement of his dusky hearers. He tried to mimic the Katydids, and the "Bloody-nouns," and succeeded in throwing the darkies in ecstasies over his ludicrous efforts. An element of applause new to Radical audiences was introduced. The boisterous, jolly "yah! yah!" of the darkey was heard for a square off. We intend to give a more extended notice of the meeting next week.

The Approaching Fair
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Summary: The paper announces that the upcoming Franklin County Fair promises to be a superior exhibition of industry and agriculture. Prizes will be awarded for the best plant and animal specimens, as well as to the victors of races and sporting events.
Torch Light Procession of Negroes "Spoiling" For a Fight. It Ends in a Disgraceful Riot
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Summary: Severely criticizes the gathering of blacks in support of Republicans. Said a fight broke out, everyone was drunk, and the Republicans were simply manipulating them with drinks and bribes. Urges voters to keep white men in power to prevent such scenes.
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On last Thursday night, the negroes of this Borough indulged in a torch-light procession. Whether the Radical leaders lent them their "Wide Awake" lamps, or whether they used part of Cessna's $100,000 to buy them new ones, we are not informed. At any rate, about seventy-five negroes marched through our principal streets, carrying lamps and singing songs. They bore no banners with strange devices or inscription. The white men who managed and who intend to manipulate the colored men, thought it advisable not to "pile it on too thick," and therefore dispensed with mottoes for the present. Very few of the white Radicals could be seen on the streets. They did not seem willing to give open countenance to the demonstration. But the negroes made the most of the privileges accorded to them. A column of negroes, armed with clubs, marched along each side of the street, to guard the procession from an apprehended attack. These fellows with their bludgeons were very impudent and seemed to be "spoiling for a fight." On West Market street, they "made a break" through Mr. King's marble yard, pretending that some one in that vicinity had done something to disturb them in their march. They found no one, as no one had interfered.

After marching and countermarching to their own satisfaction, they proceeded to Water street, where the addresses were to be made. This was near ten o'clock. One made a speech in the course of which he said that "the Egg of Democracy was laid in hell and hatched in de Souf." He also said he was "gwine to wait to see what de debbil Spirit would say 'bout dis procession and den he would gib it fits." During his speech, the darkies became somewhat noisy and the speaker concluded that it was best to stop. Another speaker followed him, and began to make a temperance speech, when some of the audience yelled "No you don't! No you don't! Cessna buys our whisky. Confine yourself to de questions ob de day." He continued, but before he had talked long, the cry of "Murder" was heard. One negro had been knocked down by another negro with a stone. As they could not get any whites to interfere with them, they determined to have a fight among themselves. Then followed a lively skirmish. Stones, clubs, slung-shots and razors were brought into use and several persons were roughly handled and pretty severely hurt. The fight kept up until midnight, and the meeting was broken up altogether. The next morning several razors were picked up at the place where the fight occurred. A half dozen warrants have been issued for some of the leaders.

The good citizens of that vicinity are not in a hurry to witness another procession of this kind. These infuriated negroes were a perfect terror to that whole neighborhood during that night.

We can not say what caused the fight. Certain it is that no whites were mixed up in it at all; the fight was confined to the negroes themselves.

Whether or not, the white managers of the procession had supplied some of the blacks freely with money, out of the corruption fund, with which to buy whisky, we can not say, but some of them were very full of "benzine," and it must have been supplied liberally from some outside source. These poor colored fellows have not much money to spend for liquor, but many of them are known to be excessively fond of it. A cheap way for the Radical leaders to please the negroes is to furnish them with flasks of whisky.

Are the the people anxious to see these scenes repeated?

Do they desire to be disturbed by midnight brawls resulting from such demonstrations? If not, let them vote to keep the control of all governmental affairs in the hands of white men.

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Summary: The paper reports that Letterkenny township has a population of 2,200, a slight increase since 1860. It contains 35,800 acres of land divided into 188 farms. 136 of those contain 161 acres each and 52 contain 50 acres each.
Cessna "Interviewing" The Negroes
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Summary: Again criticizes Cessna for courting black voters, hints he might be bribing them. Says he never showed such courtesy to blacks before the 15th amendment passed.
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Cessna spent Monday of this week in passing around among the negroes of our Borough, shaking hands with all whom he met and cultivating terms of perfect familiarity with them. Our old friend "Wash" Cooper, he greeted as General Jackson. "Wash" is mad. He says he did not serve under General Jackson--that Cessna ought to have known that his military services were rendered in Mexico under General Ringgold.

We can not say whether Cessna allowed any portion of his $100,000 to slip into the hands of his colored friends or not; they can tell best about that. But one thing is certain that they would have accepted the money more gratefully than they did his cheap pretended friendship. By the way, before the right of suffrage was conferred on the negroes, when did Cessna go to such trouble to shake hands with them on the streets? He has often been here before, but we never knew him to be engaged in this occupation.

Monument to Rev. Dr. Harbaugh
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Summary: Goes into great detail on a monument being erected for a well respected reverend who recently passed away. Also includes some of his work, notably two poems in both English and German.
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The Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States at its late meeting at Danville, resolved to erect a monument to the memory of the late Rev. Dr. Harbaugh, of the Theological Seminary at Mercersburg, Pa. The committee, whom they had previously appointed on this subject, were allowed to raise subscriptions to meet this expense during its sessions, to which there was a quick and hearty response. The committee subsequently adopted a style of monument and had it executed by an artist in York, Pa., D. Kern, which is said to be a superior place of workmanship, reflecting great credit on Mr. Kern.

We are informed that the committee having charge of this testimonial of affection on behalf of the Synod, intend to unveil it with appropriate services and an address on the 18th of next month, (October) at Mercersburg, in this county.

This monument is said by those who have seen it, to be chaste and original in style, and finely executed in the finest Italian marble; and is designed to express the character and spirit of the man to whose memory it is to be reared. It will be about twelve feet in height when placed in position, resting on a granite base, and terminating in a cross. It is in Tableau style--the front surface resting on three terraces, of stone, is three feet in width, on which the artist has cut in almost life size in bas-relief a profile bust of Dr. Harbaugh, just under the cross, and above a shield which bears his name, title, birth and death. On the right side of this shield in relief stands a student with book in one hand, as if on his way to, or returning from a recitation, who has stopped to drop a tear at this grave, for his left hand is lifted with a fold of his mantle to his eye, as if in the act of wiping away the falling tear. Whilst on the other side of the shield stands the figure of an angel of large size, and also relief, with head uncovered and face turned upward, whilst the forefinger of the right hand, uplifted, is pointing heavenwards. This angel bears in its other hand, gently resting on the graceful folds of its flowing robe, a palm-leaf, a symbol of victory. The calm countenance of the angel, though in cold marble seems to have in it a beam of hope that speaks of the victory over death which they have who die in the faith. And though its lips move not, its expression and attitude say to this weeping mourner; "He is not dead;" "he is not here," he is above; he bore the cross, he has gained the crown. Whilst the empty shells, cut out of the same stone and lying on the main slab and beneath the cross, silently speak of the spirit's departure, and that here rest but the remains, that which was mortal, waiting the resurrection of the last day. On the two lower terraces of marble on the front is lettering. On the upper a stanza from one of Dr. Harbaugh's hymns, which expresses in a few, but vigorous words his childlike, yet strong faith. They read:
"Living or dying, Lord.
I ask but to be thine;
My life in Thee, Thy life in me,
Makes heaven forever mine."

The lower slab above the granite base contains simply the family name,

Upon the right and left face of this lower block, which presents a surface of 12x17 inches are out in Pennsylvania German, two extracts of his poem entitled "Heemweh," or Home-Sickness, which in the German is touching and full of religious pathos. The one is:
"O, wann's net vor der Himmel waer,
Mit seiner scheene Ruh.
Danti waer m'r's do achun langverieedt,
Ich wisst net, was ze dhu,
Doch Hoffnung lelchtet meinen Weg,
Der ew'gen Heemet zu."

Which Dr. H. translated himself as follows:
"O, were it not for you bright Heaven,
With its unchanging rest,
How heavy would our burdens be,
Our life how sore distressed;
But hope illumes our pathway to
The regions of the blest."

The other inscription in Pennsylvania German from the same poem, is equally expressive of all that Dr. Harbaugh wrote concerning the future life, as expressing his own hope. It reads:--
"Dort find m'r, was m'r do verilert,
Un b'halt's in Ewigkeit;
Dort lews unare Dodte all,
In Licht un ew'ger Freid!"

Which he translated himself thus:--
"There we shall find what here we lose,
And keep it evermore;
There we shall join our sainted dead,
Who are but gone before."

This monument in its design and execution, it is said, will bear critical examination; and is a worthy memorial of so good, genial and great a man, whose memory will be long cherished in the church to which he belonged. Dr. Harbaugh's name will be a household word in the homes of thousands of Christian families, without respect to denominational relations, in generations to come, who shall cheer their hearts and brighten their hopes for the future by reading his "Sainted Dead," his "Heavenly Recognition," and his "Heavenly Home."

The services and address connected with the unveiling of the monument will, doubtless, be interesting, and attract quite a number of persons to Mercersburg from the surrounding portions of the country. And as the Synod of the Church, under whose auspices it will be erected, meets a day or two later, doubt less some of the delegates to that body--Lay and Clerical--will stop in that (to them) classic village, to participate in these sad, yet pleasing, memorial services. And, many a tear will again drop around this tomb, where so many fell before when they laid his remains in their last resting-place, not two years ago, to await the resurrection at the last day. And yet with these tears will flow a subdued joy in knowing that he is only "gone before." And being dead, according to the body, by his genius, spirit and faith, "he yet liveth," "he yet speaketh," to cheer others in their homeward journey.

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Summary: George C. Wilson of Spring Garden Mills and Miss Margaret E. Piles from near Dry Run were married on August 25th by the Rev. William A. West.
(Names in announcement: George C. Wilson, Margaret E. Piles, Rev. William A. West)
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Summary: David J. Campbell of Illinois and Miss Mollie Gribble, daughter of Levi Gribble of Metal, were married on September 13th by the Rev. William A. West.
(Names in announcement: David J. Campbell, Mollie Gribble, Levi Gribble, Rev. William A. West)
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Summary: Samuel Maloy and Miss Nancy J. Vellus, both of Chambersburg, were married on September 13th by the Rev. J. G. Schaff.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Maloy, Nancy J. Vellus, Rev. J. G. Schaff)
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Summary: James B. Seibert and Miss Pricilla Seinner, both of Fannettsburg, were married at the Hays House in Greencastle on September 13th by the Rev. J. Smith Gordon.
(Names in announcement: James B. Seibert, Pricilla Seinner, Rev. J. Smith Gordon)
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Summary: A. M. Brandt of Mechanicsburg and Miss Finnie H. Miller of Union, Franklin County, were married on September 6th at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. J. A. Woodcock.
(Names in announcement: A. M. Brandt, Finnie H. Miller, Rev. J. A. Woodcock)
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Summary: Miss Martha Catharine Van Tries, daughter of D. John M. Van Tries, died in St. Thomas on September 13th of consumption. She was 22 years old.
(Names in announcement: Martha Catharine Van Tries, D. John M. Van Tries)

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