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Franklin Repository: January 5, 1859

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Summary: William H. Seward declares the Democratic caucus's proscription of Stephen Douglas's presidential candidacy a sure sign of an "irrepressable conflict between Freedom and Slavery" in the United States. The action illustrates "a settled determination to tolerate no diversity of opinion upon any measure which the South demanded."

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Description of Page: Page covered by fiction and human interest stories.

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Description of Page: Most of this page is occupied by a lengthy Republican tariff harangue of the usual sort. The Repository blasts the Philadelphia Argus as "an acknowledged blow-pipe of the imbecile national administration."

The Speakership
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Summary: Representative Alexander K. McClure of Franklin County failed to win the speakership of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by the margin of four votes.
(Names in announcement: Col. Alexander K. McClure, )

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John G. Saxe
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Summary: Verse by verse commentary on the work of the poet Mr. Saxe.
(Names in announcement: , )
"Lecture on Politics by Geo. D. Prentice"
(Column 1)
Summary: Mr. Prentice, editor of the Louisville Journal and former editor of the New England Weekly Review, delivered a jeremiad on the state of American politics from an ostensibly "no party" perspective. He pronounced all politicians "knaves" and reserved special criticism for the Buchanan administration. The Repository noted that it "could...perceive the old line Clay Whig `bringing up' of the speaker..."
(Names in announcement: George D. Prestice, Saxe)
"Agricultural Society"
(Column 3)"Appalling Calamity: Three Children Burned to Death!"
(Column 3)
Summary: Mr. Bender's three children died in a fire at his home while he was at work at Mr. Campbell's tannery in Hersheytown "about a mile distant," and his wife in the barn milking cows. The story provides gruesome detail as to the "young sufferers" physical appearances upon their removal from the gutted house.
(Names in announcement: Louis Bender, John Campbell, )
Origin of Article: Holidaysburg Standard
"Trial List for January Term, 1859: First Week"
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Summary: Trial list.
(Names in announcement: John S. Kerr, Jas. B. Sansom, William C. McNulty, William C. Stevenson, John Pentz, John Welsh, William Pim, Sarah Cook, Jacob Lightfoot, E. Elliott, James Duffield, Joseph G. Cressler, Robert Davis, Abraham Wingert, H.C. Keyser, Foreman, Eyler, John D. Grier, Benjamin Snively, , Jacob Middower, R.W. McAllen, William C. McKnight, Monn, Fleagle, John Kuhn, Rev. B.S. Schenk, Samuel Angle, Samuel)
"Trial List for January Term, 1859: Second Week:
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Summary: List of jury pool.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Zimmerman, Mary E. Deck, Samuel Reisher, R.K. Mclellan, H.P. Morley, T.W. Morley, Joseph Rock, L.S. Forney, David C. Byers, Jane Winebrenner, Michael Bair, William Christy, Henry F. Davis, William N. Witherspoon, Alexander Martin, Joseph Conner, M.M. Stonerhuse, Peter Cook, John B. Cook, William Christ, William McGrath, David Hollinger, Simon Shields, Frederick Walk, James R. Brewster, A.M. Criswell, J. Funk, H. Funk, J. Milton Lytle, P.B. Housum, John Fox)
Grand Jurors
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Summary: List of grand jurors.
(Names in announcement: John AlexanderFarmer, Charles HartmanBlacksmith, Jacob BeaverMerchant, Simon BittnerFarmer, John CramerLaborer, Michael CromerMachinist, John B. CookTanner, Isaac ElkerHuckster, Miller FerreeCarpenter, Joseph HollarInnkeeper, John H. JohnstonGunsmith, Abram EastmanFarmer, John S. KeeseckerFarmer, , John Keaseyfarmer, William KeeferFarmer, S.M. LinnMerchant, Cornelius LouderbaughCoachman, Simon MillerJr., Farmer, J.C. McCollohteacher, John S. MyersFarmer, Joseph ReedCarpenter, Henry SummersFarmer, John Thomasfarmer, Abram YeakleFarmer)
Traverse Jurors, for January Term, 1859
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Summary: List of "Traverse Jurors."
(Names in announcement: John ArmstrongFarmer, William BrittonFarmer, Jacob BinkleyFarmer, Isaac BaughmanShoemaker, James W. CraigFarmer, Robert ClugstonMiller, Samuel CobleFarmer, John CroftFarmer, Abraham DeHavenFarmer, Lewis DeatrickSadler, John DitchDistiller, David EbyFarmer, Jacob ElliottFarmer, J.C.R. EckmanDistiller, Michael FallonFarmer, William FlemingMetalsmith, Christian Flecktanner, John GordonInnkeeper, Jeremiah GordonFarmer, Wiley GettleFarmer, George H. DavidsonFarmer, P.M. Hoffman, Cyrus Hasletttanner, Hans HarmanPlasterer, T.J. HoskinsonMerchant, Jacob Haulmancarpenter, Henry MillerFarmer, Abraham HessFarmer, Speckman HicksCoachman, Martin HonselmanFarmer, George JohnstonFarmer, Michael H. Keyserfarmer, John HaperJr., Farmer, David Kuhnfarmer, Henry KeeferFarmer, J.J. KennedyFarmer, Peter KunklemanBlacksmith, Daniel KuhnFarmer, Michael LyttleFarmer, Robert LittleFarmer, Andrew Lohrfarmer, Martin Landisfarmer, David LewisIronmaster, David MowerWagonmaker, O.S. McCurdyFarmer, McKnight MontgomeryMerchant, William MetcalfGentleman, John MaxhimerJr., farmer, George McPherronFarmer, R.A. MooreTeacher, David Markleyfarmer, James McKimfounder, Alexander McDowellFarmer, Francis NorthcraftTeacher, Daniel Newcomerfarmer, W.W. PaxtonMerchant, James A. Pattersonfarmer, George PalmerClerk, Christian Royerfarmer, James H. ReillyMerchant, William RutledgeMiller, P.H. Shoughtailor, Henry Stonehousemerchant, Adam Smallfarmer, Christian Shirkgentleman, Matthew SmithGentleman, David Spencergentleman, William StitzelMiller, henry SharerFarmer, James Stakefarmer, William SkinnerMerchant, W.P. SkinnerFarmer, Henry Stonerfarmer, John D. Speercarpenter, Lazarus B. SmallFarmer, Elias TroxellWagonmaker, J.J. Taylorfarmer, A.K. WierGentleman, Jacob Wildersonfarmer, John Zodyfarmer)
Traverse Jurors, for January Term, 1859: Second Week>
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Summary: List of Traverse Jurors
(Names in announcement: Jacob AdamsCoachman, Jeremiah AngleFarmer, James Allisonfarmer, James BarberPapermaker, Abraham BarrFarmer, Peter BroughFarmer, John H. Criswellfarmer, John Creecabinetmaker, James H. Claytonfarmer, John Funkfarmer, William Fetterfarmer, John Fishercabinetmaker, John Forbescarpenter, Michael Gordonfarmer, James H. Gordoncarpenter, Thomas Gillenfarmer, Jacob S. GoodFarmer, Abraham GroveFarmer, Benjamin HooverFarmer, David HaysFarmer, Lewis HinkleFarmer, Daniel HolsingerFarmer, William [Hechlich]farmer, George JarretCoachman, Jonathan Jacobfarmer, John KeeseckerFarmer, Daniel LeckroneFarmer, Samuel LehmanFarmer, John LantzFarmer, Simon Leckronefarmer, William H. Mackey, James McCurdyfarmer, Samuel NeedyFarmer, Jacob NewcomerBlacksmith, Jeremiah PotterFarmer, Jonas PalmerFarmer, Simon W. RupleyTinner, Jacob B. Resser, J.R. RheaFarmer, W.R. Raby, James S. SlyderRopemaker, John Sellers, William L. SmithFarmer, Francis Vermerfarmer, Isaac Wingertfarmer, J. WeaverFarmer, Fred Zullinger, , )

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Description of Page: Remainder of page covered by advertisements and poetry.

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Summary: Married 22nd of December; no church noted. Both of Letterkenny Township.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Daniel Ecker, Mary Cormany, Daniel Byers)
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Summary: Married on December 28. No church noted.
(Names in announcement: Rev. James Bishop, Josephine Richard, Jacob> Ogle)
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Summary: Married on December 28 at the Indian Queen Hotel.
(Names in announcement: Rev. James Bishop, Bell Cook, Andrew Monn)
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Summary: Died December 13, near Alto Dale; aged 66 years, 9 months and 8 days.
(Names in announcement: John Funk)
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Summary: John A. Wingert, aged 5 years, 1 month and 5 days, died on December 14.
(Names in announcement: John A. Wingert, Mary Wingert)