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Franklin Repository: July 20, 1859

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Slave Case at Washington
(Column 5)
Summary: Story reports a court case in which a Washington, D.C. judge remanded a colored man to Hagerstown, Maryland under the provisions of the Fugitive Slave Law.
(Names in announcement: , )

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Description of Page: Page covered by "The crusoe of the Stormy Desert" and advertisements.

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Description of Page: Page covered by "The Bird that Sung in May" and advertisements.

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The County Convention
(Column 1)
Summary: Story reminds readers that the Republican (People's Party) county convention will be held on August 2 at the Franklin County Court House.
(Names in announcement: , )
To the People's Party of Franklin County
(Column 4)
Summary: Letter from I.H. McCauley informing readers that he has not withdrawn from the race for district attorney.
(Names in announcement: I.H. McCauley, )
County Commissioner
(Column 4)
Summary: Ostensibly an anonymous recommendation ("Franklin") of A.L. Coyle for the position of County Commissioner.
(Names in announcement: A.L. Coyle, )
For the Senate
(Column 5)
Summary: Letter from a writer identified as "People" recommending Stumbaugh for nomination for the State Senate.
(Names in announcement: Col. F.S. Stumbaugh, )
County Commissioner
(Column 5)
Summary: Writer identified as "Chambersburg" recommends Bradley for the office of County Commissioner.
(Names in announcement: capt. S.A. Bradleyof Mercersburg, )
(Column 5)
Summary: Writer, identified only as "Southampton," complains that while the other townships have divided the county offices, Southampton has been consistently overlooked, and recommends Mr. Huber, of Southampton, for the office of Sheriff.
(Names in announcement: Risser Huberof Letterkenny, )
Gladness All Around
(Column 6)
Summary: Article notes that the corn crop appears to be plentiful. The Repository argues that this, accompanying the bumper crop of wheat, bodes well for the county.
(Names in announcement: , )

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Meeting of the People
(Column 1)
Summary: Article announces a meeting of citizens "opposed to the faithlessness and profligacy of the present National Administration, and in favor of Protection to our Industry." To be held at the Court House on August 9.
(Names in announcement: , )
The State Committee
(Column 1)
Summary: A list of the members of the People's Party (Republican) State Committee. Includes no one from Franklin County.
(Names in announcement: , )
The Balloon Ascension
(Column 1)
Summary: Story reports that "the thing was did." The balloon ascension of July 16th went off without a hitch. The story concludes with a rather lengthy narrative of how Mr. Light got his start in the balloon business, obtained by an interview.
(Names in announcement: John Lightaeronaut, )
Seriously Injured
(Column 3)
Summary: Note of Abraham Ebersole being injured by his horse.
(Names in announcement: Abraham Ebersole)
Full Text of Article:

--A Mr. Abraham Ebersole, who resides in Hamilton township, near Cashtown, after having loaded a Threshing Machine, on Monday afternoon last, at the Shop of Mr. C. Stouffer of this place, had his nose broken by his horse. For the purpose of leading the horse out of the yard, after the Machine was loaded, it appears Mr. E. went immediately in front of the horse, when the animal--which is some-what false--immediately reared up, and in coming down his hoof struck Mr. E. in the face, thus inflicting the injury. He was taken into the residence of Mr. Stouffer, when his wound was skillfully dressed by Dr. J. C. Richards. A short time afterwards Mr. E. was enabled to proceed to his home.

Chambersburg Female Seminary
(Column 3)
Summary: Reports the examination of students at the Female Seminary and their subsequent graduation.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Reevesthe principal of the school, Lizze Kennedyawarded diploma (New Jersey native), Rachel Walkawarded diploma (Chambersburg native), Miss Fahnestockteacher, M.P. Otisteacher, M.H. Buckteacher, E.M. Dollteacher)
The Great Attraction
(Column 4)
Summary: Article notes that Mr. Cooper has commenced business as a glass blower in a Store Room located "one door South of Mrs. Montgomery's Hotel."
(Names in announcement: Mr. Cooper, )
Very Pleasant
(Column 3)
Summary: Pronounces the July 14th concert of the Chambersburg Mechanics' Brass Band satisfactory.
(Names in announcement: , )
Full Text of Article:

--There is nothing to be compared to being aroused from sleep by the sweet strains of music. We enjoyed this very pleasant treat on last Thursday night, the 14th inst., about midnight. The Chambersburg Mechanics Brass Band, took it into their heads to lull to sleep the representatives of the Press of this place and, called around in front of the residence of some four Ed-it-ors, and one Ed-et-ter, and discoursed some of their sweetest music. No town in the State can boast of half as good a Band as ours.--The young men composing this excellent musical corps are gentlemen, every one of them. They have no bad habits, and are a credit to the town--long may they wave.

The Democratic State Address - Squatter Sovereignty Repudiated - A Slave Code Advocated
(Column 5)
Summary: Recounts the remarks of Mr. Tyler, who was imported from Virginia to serve as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic State committee. The Repository notes that the recent Virginian advocates the enactment of a Congressional Slave Code for the Territories, albeit "under some very specious verbiage."
(Names in announcement: Robert Tyleroriginally of Virginia, )

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Description of Page: Page covered by "Orphan Mary" and advertisements.

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Description of Page: Page covered by "A Scoffer Rebuked" and advertisements.

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(Column 2)
Summary: Notes the death of well-loved Mr. Angle on July 14, at the age of 67.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Angle, )