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Franklin Repository: June 15, 1859

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State Convention
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Summary: Article gives an account of the Republican state convention at Harrisburg, with platform and delegates present.
(Names in announcement: Dr. S.E. DuffieldSenatorial Delegate representing Franklin, Adams and Fulton Counties, James C. AustinRepresentative Delegate for Franklin and Fulton Counties, J.H. CriswellRepresentative Delegate for Fulton and Franklin Counties, )

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and stories on "One Night in a Haunted House" and "Mormon Cruelties"

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and account of "The Yankee in Australia"

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Which Faith?
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Summary: Story excoriates the Valley Spirit for its professed defense of the "faith" of James Buchanan. The Repository challenges the readers to identify any faith at all in Buchanan's program.
(Names in announcement: , )
A Good Thing Well Done
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Summary: Article describes the performance of the cantata The Flower Queen on June 10 in Chambersburg, and salutes the young participants.
(Names in announcement: John ShryockPrincipal of Chambersburg Academy, )
Three Mowing Trials!
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Summary: Describes the showdown between rival mowing machines and their agents in Franklin County, with no clear winner emerging. It goes on to describe a second trial in neighboring Cumberland county.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Heyserfarmer near Chambersburg, Joseph Kennedy)

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Distressing Calamity
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Summary: Story recounts how two young schoolgirls were struck by a freight train as they returned from knitting class. One was killed, the second seriously hurt.
(Names in announcement: Henry Widgen, John Breinig, Coroner Battee)

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The Magnitude of American Public Works
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Summary: Story celebrates the triumph of American internal improvement projects, reflecting the straight Whig/Republican line on the subject.
(Names in announcement: , )

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and a story on "A Cure All."

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(Column 3)
Summary: Wedding of June 6 at the Worthington residence in Fannettsburg. No minister mentioned.
(Names in announcement: William Worthingtonhost, Mary Jane Johnstonof Carrick Iron Works, Simon Hollibaugh, )
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Summary: Wedding of June 2; no church mentioned.
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Frances Bakerof Fannettsburg, John Reasnerof Mercersburg)
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Summary: Wedding of June 2, at Brand's Hotel, Chambersburg. Bride and groom each of Funkstown, Franklin Co.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Samuel Philips, Christiana Bohn, Samuel Heffner)