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Franklin Repository: June 1, 1859

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The Public Library
(Column 4)
Summary: An argument for the construction of the public library (already in progress) by an advocate of self-education.
(Names in announcement: , )
Trailer: C.

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisement and sensational stories from around the world.

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and an inquiry into "Who Writes Our Songs?"

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Flag Presentation
(Column 1)
Summary: Article notes the Hon. George Chambers' presentation of a "beautiful and costly" American flag to the Chambers Artillery, as they escorted the visiting St. Thomas Artillery into town. The author notes the Judge's speech filled with historical accounts of his ancestors' battles against bloodthirsty Indians and the ravages of nature.
(Names in announcement: Capt. F.S. Stumbaugh, Hon. George Chambers, James G. ElderCapt., )
County Committee Meeting
(Column 1)
Summary: Announcement of upcoming County Committee Meeting to be held on June 4 at the law offices of McLellan and McClure, for the purpose of selecting a Senatorial delegate to the upcoming state convention.
(Names in announcement: chairman William McLellanNorth Ward, S.S. ReisherSouth Ward, T.E. FullerSouthampton, J.H. CriswellGreen, D. McFerronOrrstown, D. LehmanLetterkenny, M.R. SkinnerLurgan, P. ShearerS. Spring, W.R. PumroyConcord, S.M. SkinnerDry Run, Dr. J. MontgomeryMetal, Capt. W. McGrathLoudon, R.P. McFarlandPeters, P.A. RiceMercersburg, F. WingertWelsh Run, G.W. ZeiglerAntrim, W.S. AmbersonWashington, H.E. WertzQuincy, D. MarkleyFayetteville, G.W. ImmelGuilford, J.S. SlyderHamilton, J.H. ThomasWarren, Joseph StrokSt. Thomas, Alexander K. McClurehost, not mentioned as commissioner)
Commencing Early
(Column 3)
Summary: Accuses the Locofoco Democrats of Franklin of beginning their tactics of "falsehood" early this year, as they sense their lost cause in the national election of 1860.
(Names in announcement: , )
The American State Convention
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Summary: Story notes the utter "fizzle" of the American party convention in Harrisburg, with only two delegates attending. It continues to mark the whole effort to organize the convention a Democratic attempt to divide the opposition, which the author proudly proclaims to be united behind the "People's Party" (Republicans).
(Names in announcement: , )
Remember Our Revolutionary Fathers
(Column 6)
Summary: Writer cites George Chambers' patriotic speech detailing his ancestors' founding of Chambersburg as a fitting example of proper homage to the Revolutionary generation.
(Names in announcement: Hon. George Chambers, )
Trailer: W.H.D.

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The Encampment
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Summary: Story details the units at the nearby encampment. Also notes the number of men in each outfit and any artillery they carry.
(Names in announcement: capt. J.G. ElderSt. Thomas Artillery, First Lieutenant James DixonSt. Thomas Artillery, Second Lieutenant J.L. StumpSt. Thomas Artillery, Capt. Samuel WalkerFannettsburg Infantry, First Lieutenant John WalkerFannettsburg Artillery, Capt. Joseph StickellGreencastle Light Infantry, First Lieutenant E. WashabaughGreencastle Light Infantry, Second Lieutenant A. KreitzerGreencastle Light Infantry, W.W. SellersNational Guards, First Lieutenant J.B. SausomNational Guards, Second Lieutenant D.L. McNultyNational Guards, capt. J.C. AustinWashington Blues, First Lieutenant Henry BetzWashington Blues, Second Lieutenant David MichaelWashington Blues, Capt. James H. ClaytonWayne Rifles, First Lieutenant Geo. J. BalsleyWayne Rifles, Second Lieutenant Emanuel DieffindafferWayne Rifles, Capt. F. WingertSecond Dragoons, Union Guards, First Lieutenant T. McAfeeSecond Dragoons, Union Guards, Second Lieutenant T. HammilSecond Dragoons, Union Guards, Capt. C.T. CampbellFirst Dragoons, Chambersburg, First Lieutenant K.S. TaylorFirst Dragoons, Chambersburg, Second Lieutenant C.C. FoltzFirst Dragoons, Chambersburg, Capt. F.S. StumbaughChambers Artillery, First Lieutenant P.B. HousumChambers Artillery, , Second Lieutenant M. GillanChambers Artillery, Third "Lieutenant?" George WelshChambers Artillery, )
David W. Chambers, Esq.
(Column 1)
Summary: Notes David Chambers, late of Chambersburg, delivered the annual Philadelphia Girard Day address there.
(Names in announcement: David ChambersEsq., )
A Destructive Hail Storm
(Column 1)
Summary: Story notes the results of the hail storm, which destroyed Mr. Houck's orchard, in addition to other farmers's fields of wheat, rye, and corn.
(Names in announcement: Abraham Houck, )
Challenge Acceptd
(Column 2)
Summary: Letter from Mr. Hurst accepting the challenge of another farm implement salesman to beat his mower/harvester in a competition. Hurst volunteers to put his Manny's Combined Reaper and Mower up against all comers, including this one.
(Names in announcement: A.R. Hurst, )

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and curiosities.

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and a feature story on "Improved Arms."

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Description of Page: Issue contains no "Married" or "Died" notices.

Are There Fanatics in the South?
(Column 2)
Summary: Article notes that Southern journalists refer to Northern abolitionists as fanatics, and posits that there are also such fanatics in the South, where the slavery issue is far from closed.
(Names in announcement: , )
Origin of Article: National Vedette
Full Text of Article:

--We are puzzled. We have read a good deal in sham democratic journals denouncing the agitation of the slavery question, and invoking all sorts of anathemas upon the heads of those who in the Northern States dare to express themselves in opposition to slavery. We cannot recollect all the epithets applied to these individuals, but we remember distinctly that they are called fanatics. Well, after reading so much against this fanaticism in the North, it will not be surprising if we had come to believe that there was one portion of this glorious land of the free where fanaticism is unknown. But we have recently paid some attention to matters in the South and are surprised to find that the slavery question rages there fiercer than in the North. In Virginia the all prevailing question in the late election was the slavery question. In Kentucky the same; in Tennessee the same, and so on in all the Southern States. We also find that honorable body known as the "Southern Commercial Convention" in their recent meeting seemed to forget all other questions relating to the commercial prosperity of the South and to confine themselves to the slavery question.--Observing these things has led us to wonder if there are any fanatics in the South. Will some of our Democratic friends inform us?--National Vedette.