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Franklin Repository: November 16, 1859

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Description of Page: poetry; news from around the country--including Cortinas at Brownsville Station; Facts and Fancies.

Proceedings Of The Franklin County Educational Association.
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Summary: Proceedings of the Franklin County Educational Association meeting held on Nov. 2nd through Nov. 4th.
(Names in announcement: P. M. Shoemaker, J. L. P. Detrich, Mr. E. K. Lehman, Mr. Enterline, J. P. Ried, Mr. John R. Gaff, William Hayman, Mr. Rodrock, Mr. Omwake, Mr. C. W. Hays, Mr. Jacob Cook, Mr. McElwaine, Rev. Dyson, Dr. Lane, Rev. Enterline, Rev. Rodrock, Mr. T. M. Richards, Mr. Solenberger, Mr. H. B. Kindig, Mr. I. N. Snively, Mr. Kohler, Mr. J. S. McElwaine, John W. Coble, Mr. Miller, Henry Olmwake, Mr. D. S. McFadden, Mr. Eckhart, Mr. J. B. Eckerman, Mr. Eckert, Mr. Strawbridge, Mr. Stroh, Mr. Frey, Samuel Gelwicks, Mr. Shryock, Miss Snively)
A Minister Who Can Blow His Own Trumpet
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Summary: A complaint against the poor choices of emissaries and ambassadors sent from the U. S. to foreign countries.

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Description of Page: Story of Sam. Winthrop's looms; Anecdotes; advertisements.

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Description of Page: Advertisements.

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Description of Page: News from around the country.

Have Freemen Any Rights?
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Summary: A complaint that the Federal government has ignored the rights of Northern White men in favor of Southerners--using the contrast of Gov. reactions to the war in Kansas and the Harper's Ferry Insurrection.
The Other Side
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Summary: Reprint of an anonymous letter sent on Aug. 10th, 1859, to Mr. Floyd, Secretary of War, that warns of the raid at Harper's Ferry. The Chicago Press and Tribune argues that the Administration allow the raid to occur--for later partizan use--; and that the number of troops that the government sent--one platoon--proves that the Administration knew of the actual number of insurgents, not the rumored number circulating immediately after the insurrection began.
From California
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Summary: A description of the amount of gold found in California which ends up paying for imported goods. The amount imported in 1859 to this date is $63,274,614 and the amount exported is $48,223,748.
Put Them On The Stand!
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Summary: A criticism of Gov. Wise's use of Forbes, the Abolitionist as a witness instead of a conspirator; also criticism of accusations that leading republicans are conspirators, and a dare to actually bring these men of repute to trial and prove their accusations.
Origin of Article: The Philadelphia North American
The South Arming!
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Summary: This article points out that the paranoid reaction of Southerners arming themselves is not out of fear of another raid of seventeen men, but of the three or four million slaves revolting.
The Election
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Summary: This article argues that although the Democrats used the raid at Harper's Ferry to help in elections, the stragey backfired in a number of states.
[No Title]
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Summary: "Senator Douglas is reported as being dangerously ill in Washington."
Sermon Of Henry Ward Beecher
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Summary: The Repository mentions the sermon of Henry Ward Beecher printed in this issue, and it challenges the Spirit to read and print the sermon of this "very bad man."

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Description of Page: news from Europe; advertisements.

The Brownsville Imbroglio
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Summary: The Journal suggests that by sending an entire company of soldiers to Brownsville, the national Government intends to start another war with Mexico.
Origin of Article: Pottsville Journal
Editorial Comment: The Pottsville Journal makes the following sensible and very plausible remarks upon the Brownsville difficuties
Court Proceedings
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Summary: Court Proceedings of the second week: Jason B. Sansom vs. Hiram C. Keyser--An Action in assumpsit, brought to recover the amount for which defendant became liable as endorser on a note; judgement for the plaintiff for $42.05. William C. McNulty vs. H. C. Keyser--An Action in assumpsit; Verdict for plaintiff for $42.05. Marion Sites vs. John Sites, et al--A feigned issue to try the validity of a deed, made to Maria Sites by her husband, lately deceased; Verdict for the plaintiff, and this established the deed. Conrad Monn vs. John Kissecker--An Action of trespass (Quare clausum pegit); Verdict for plaintiff for $7.50. A. R. Hurst vs. Daniel Monn--An action in assumpsit, to recover the value of a Corn Sheller; Verdict for defendant. Alex. Martin vs. Directors of the Chambersburg School District--An action in assumpsit, to recover for building the large School House in the Borough of Chambersburg; Verdict for the plaintiff for $401.00. Manly, Mason & Co. vs. David S. Stoner--An action in assumpsit; Verdict for plaintiff for $30.75. John Osler vs. William Noonan, Executor of John Snyder, deceased--An action in assumpsit to recover for attendance upon said John Snyder during his last illness, for boarding & c; Case settled by the parties and their counsel; judgement confessed for the plaintiff for $275.00 Isaac Kuhn vs. Jacob Barncord and Rebecca, his wife--as the case involved questions of an intricate character, the Judge held it over until next term. Philip Hammond vs. William A. Mackey--An action for Nuisance, for throwing the filth of his tannery into the spring run, and rendering the water unfit for use; Verdict for the Plaintiff for $1.00.
(Names in announcement: Jason B. Sansom, Hiram C. Keyser, William C. McNulty, Marion Sites, John Sites, Maria Sites, Conrad Monn, John Kissecker, A. R. Hurst, Daniel Monn, Alex. Martin, Manly, Mason, David S. Stoner, John Osler, William Noonan, John Snyder, Isaac Kuhn, Jacob Barncord, Rebecca Barncord, Philip Hammond, William A. Mackey)
Sudden Death
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Summary: An article noting the sudden death of Elizabeth Cooper, who suddenly felt ill around midnight on Nov. 13th, after attending service at the United Presbyterian Church. She and her husband moved to Chambersburg seven months ago, from Adams county. She died at age 62.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, Mr. Cooper)
Full Text of Article:

We are seldom called upon to record a death so sudden and unexpected as that of Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, of this place, which occurred about 12 o'clock on Sabbath night last. Mrs. Cooper went to the "United Presbyterian Church" (of which she was a most exemplary member) in the evening, in her usual health. She returned, spent the remaining part of the evening with her family, and retired, without having any strong symptoms of sickness. It was near 12 o'clock when she complained to her husband of feeling unwell. He immediately gave her such medicine as he thought would afford her relief, but to no purpose. He then called another member of the family, and started for a Physician, but before he arrived her spirit had departed.

Mrs. C. was in the 62d year of her age.--The family formerly resided in Adams county, and removed into our midst some seven months ago, but during that short period this estimable lady had gathered around her many ardent friends. Her exemplary walk in life, her strong christian character and amiable disposition had endeared her to all. While her sudden death has caused grief and sorrow among friends and acquaintances, they mourn not as those without hope. "By their fruits shall ye know them."

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Summary: Mention of the sudden death of Jacob Faunsler, while walking at his residence, on Nov. 14th from apoplexy
(Names in announcement: Jacob Faunsler)
A Desperado
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Summary: A note of the arrest of Jacob Kelly for numerous warrants, including assault and battery on H. Bowels, by using a sling shot and then beating him. previously he prevented his arrest by threatening officers with a knife or pistol.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Kelly, Mr. H. Bowels)
Full Text of Article:

--A mulatto man, named Jacob Kelly, somewhat noted as a rowdy, and for the arrest of whom several warrants have been in the hands of our officers for months past, was arrested by an officer the other evening. Kelly, however, broke loose from his captor, and fled. Pursuit was made by the officer and a number of others, and he was overhauled some distance from town and was lodged in jail, where he will remain to take his trial for the various offenses with which he is charged. The most serious charge that is pending against him is an assault and battery committed upon the person of Mr. H. Bowels. He struck him, it is alleged, with a lung-shot in the mouth, breaking out nearly all of his front teeth, and then jumped upon and beat him in a most horrible manner, and would have killed him but for the interference of others, who came to Mr. B.'s relief.

When the officers have heretofore undertaken to arrest him, he would intimidate them by drawing a knife, a pistol, or some other weapon, and threaten to use them in case they would attempt to take him, and he has thus been permitted to prowl about in the community almost at his pleasure. He is now within the clutches of the law, and, with others, we trust that full justice will be meted out to him.

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Summary: Reprint of a resolution recorded by Jacob Jarrett, secretary for the Friendship Engine and Hose company--that the company will not provide service until the Town Council provides them with effective equipment.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Jarrett)
Full Text of Article:

At a meeting of the Friendship Engine and Hose Company, held at their Hall on Monday evening, the 14th inst., the following Resolution was adopted:

Resolved. That this Company render no further service, as a Company, until the Town Council give us such Apparatus as will enable us to perform effectual service, when such is needed during the time of fire.

Jacob Jarret, Sec'y.

We regret to see so efficient and so vigilant a company of Firemen as the "Friendship" has proven itself to be, compelled to take this step. We are sure it is not the desire of any member of the Board of Council to withhold from the Company such Apparatus as may be within its means to purchase; but presume their seeming neglect in this respect is owing altogether to the state of the finances of the Borough. We have no doubt the Council will use every effort to equip this Company with such Apparatus as will at once render it efficient as of yore, when it so nobly battled with the flames to save the property of our citizens.

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Summary: Announcement that Prof. H. M. Johnson of Dickinson College will lecture at the Methodist E. Church, Nov. 21st, on Manifest Destiny--the mission of the Anglo-Saxon Race in the Civilization of the World.
(Names in announcement: Prof. H. M. Johnson)
More Blood Wanted
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Summary: Article reprints a notice in the Richmond Whig that offers a $10,000 reward for the 'capture' or body of Joshua R. Giddings, a Republican. The Repository wonders how Southerners would react to a similar posting done in the North.
Origin of Article: Delaware State Journal
A Commercial Province
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Summary: Note of the London Times referring to the U. S. as a commercial province, and the Daily News points out that this is possible due the infamous Free Trade doctrine.
Origin of Article: Daily News

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Description of Page: Advertisements.

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Description of Page: A sermon by Henry Ward Beecher.

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Description of Page: Continuation of sermon by Henry Ward Beecher; article on female horse thief; advertisements; real esate sales.

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Summary: On Nov. 15th, At the home of the bride's father, Rev. W. F. Eyster married William Carlisle, Esq., to Emma, eldest daughter of Upton Washabaugh, Esq., all of Chambersburg. On Nov. 8th, at the home of the bride's father, Rev. Samuel Philips married Capt. Matthew Gillan to Kate C., eldest daughter of John Stouffer, Esq., both of Chambersburg. On Nov. 8th, at Kyler's Hotel, Jacob George married Priscilla Holly, both of Green Twp. On Nov. 15th, Rev. S. McHenry married David Besore to Margaret Seek, all of Franklin County.
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. F. Eyster, William CarlisleEsq., Miss Emma Washabaugh, Upton WashabaughEsq., Rev. Samuel Philips, Capt. Matthew Gillan, Miss Kate C. Stouffer, John StoufferEsq., Mr. Jacob George, Miss Priscilla Holly, Rev. S. McHenry, Mr. David Besore, Miss Margaret Seek)
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Summary: On Nov. 9th, Annie Snider, youngest daughter of John and Susan Mull, died at age 2 years and 8 months. On Nov. 9th, in Loudon, Margaret, wife of Robert W. Kerbey, died at age 69 from a protracted illness. On Nov. 13th, very suddenly, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas J. Cooper, died at age 62.
(Names in announcement: Annie Snider Mull, John Mull, Susan Mull, Mrs. Margaret Kerbey, Mr. Robert W. Kerbey, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, Mr. Thomas J. Cooper)