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Franklin Repository: February 9, 1859

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Description of Page: Page covered with miscellaneous political and human interest stories from the national scene, as well as a tariff debate between Pennsylvania Senators Bigler and Cameron.

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Description of Page: Page occupied by novelty stories and political miscellany.

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Description of Page: Page covered by county financial report and advertisements.

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A Fugitive Slave in the White House
(Column 4)
Summary: Story recounts Stevens' humorous quip. Stevens was heard to reply to a political reporter who wondered what the Democrats would do if Buchanan returned to Pennsylvania to find his political fortune there. "Mr. Stevens replied that there would be no trouble about that, as the South could reclaim him any time under the Fugitive Slave law!"
(Names in announcement: Thaddeus Stevens, James Buchanan)
Full Text of Article:

The Evening Post's Washington Correspondent tells a good saying by Thaddeus Stevens, the Republican representative elect from Mr. Buchanan's District:--"A gentleman was referring, in presence of Thaddeus Stevens, to the possibility of Mr. Buchanan's turning against the South for the purpose of retrieving his lost fortune in Pennsylvania, and asked Mr. Stevens what he thought would be the result. Mr. Stevens replied that there would be no trouble about that, as the South could reclaim him any time under the Fugitive Slave law! The inquirer seemed perfectly satisfied."

The Old "Indian Queen"
(Column 6)
Summary: Notes that the popular local hotel has changed management. It is now owned and operated by Mr. Taylor.
(Names in announcement: John W. TaylorEsq.)
Full Text of Article:

--We unintentionally omitted to notice that fact, last week, that this long established, popular and first rate Hotel, was taken possession of by John W. Taylor, Esq. As popular as the "Indian Queen" has ever been with the people of the County and the traveling public, its reputation as a first-class House of Public Entertainment, will be more than sustained under the management of its present Proprietor.--He is determined to keep it a quiet, orderly and comfortable Home for the boarder or for the transient visitor, and what Taylor undertakes to do, he "never surrenders" until he has accomplished his purpose.

Seed Potatoes
(Column 6)
Summary: Notes that the indefatigable Hurst of the Agricultural warehouse now has Jersey seed potatoes on hand for farmers.
(Names in announcement: "The indefatigable" Hurst)
The Franklin Railroad
(Column 6)
Summary: Author wonders when the road will again be ready for use after its destruction (cause not described.)
Young Men's Christian Association
(Column 6)
Summary: YMCA meeting elects board of managers listed above.
(Names in announcement: I.H. McCauleyboard of managers, S.M. Shillitoboard of managers, Anthony Hollarboard of managers, W.H. Sollenbergerboard of managers, Captain Matthew Gillanboard of managers, John H. Reed, J.K. Shryock, )

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[No Title]
(Column A Good Appointment)
Summary: Mr. Seibert of Chambersburg named aged of the Franklin Railroad Company to purchase sills for the relaying of said road. The Repository applauds the appointment.
(Names in announcement: Samuel SeibertEsq.)

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Description of Page: Page covered by human interest stories and curiosities, plus advertisements.

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Description of Page: Page covered by novelty stories and advertisements.

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(Column 4)
Summary: Marraige of February 1, at Montgomery's Hotel in Chambersburg. Bride and groom "both of the vicinity of Waynesboro, Pa."
(Names in announcement: Rev. Samuel Philips>, Ann Leckrone, Lewis Gilbert)
(Column 4)
Summary: Marriage of February 3, both parties from Chambersburg. No church listed.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G. Sill, Rebecca Anderson, Alexander Landis)
(Column 4)
Summary: Marriage of February 1
(Names in announcement: Rev. William A. West, Margaret Miller, Simon Millerof Spring Run, in this county, Thomas McConnelof Illinois)
(Column 4)
Summary: Marriage of January 13, both of Guilford township.
(Names in announcement: Rev. W.D.C. Rodrock, Kate Beams, Abraham M. Wingerd)
(Column 4)
Summary: Marriage of January 24. No church noted.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Bowman, Mrs. Mary C. Sheaferwidow of Jacob Sheafer Sr., of Guilford Township, Andrew Riddleof Antrim township.)
(Column 4)
Summary: Death of December 4, 1858, at 69 years of age.
(Names in announcement: Jacob SheaferSr.)
(Column 4)
Summary: Death on January 18, "after a brief illness." Resided "near Spring Run."
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth McCartney)
(Column 4)
Summary: Death of Mrs. Keller, aged 79 years, in Guilford township.
(Names in announcement: Anna Keller)