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Franklin Repository: December 14, 1859

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Description of Page: Facts and Fancies; repeat article on the Federal Govenment wanting to use force to keep Maryland in line with the Democratic party.

Was It Treason Then?
(Column 1)
Summary: This article lists quotes of famous American leaders (mostly from the American Revolution period) who spoke against the institution of slavery, and the editors argue that these men were not accused of treason whereas anyone who speaks the same thought now are considered traitors.
(Column 2)
Summary: A mention of the House of Representatives not being organized yet, due to locofocos protracting the vote for Speaker of the House, by causing agitation with the slavery issue.
Lottery Advertisements.
(Column 2)
Summary: The editors complain of Lottery advertisements sent to the Repository; they refuse to print such advertisements that encourage gambling.
Backing Down
(Column 2)
Summary: Stevens, one of John Brown's men, was handed over to the Federal Courts, in order to accuse prominent Republicans without ever actually bringing them to court--it was thought Stevens would die from his wounds, but now he is actually recovering, and the Fed. Court will have to back down from their unfounded accusations.
Capture Of John Brown's Cabin
(Column 4)
Summary: A humorous look at the company of soldiers that 'attacked' John Brown's empty cabin hideaway in Harper's Ferry.

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Description of Page: advertisements.

Important Case
(Column 1)
Summary: The Repository reprints an article from the Baltimore Sun that covers a trial in which a man retrieved two women from Pennsylania back to Maryland on the premise that they were slaves (although they had been freed 3 years prior). The Repository feels that there is a 'covert desire' to have the case reviewed by the Supreme Court in order to test the constitutionality of the Act of Assembly of 1847, punishing Kidnapping.

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Description of Page: Timely Warning Story of Filial love; advertisements.

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Description of Page: A mention of John Brown's execution.

Hang The Traitor
(Column 2)
Summary: This article discusses Southern outrage at a book, written by Hinton Rowan Helper, that talks of the evils of slavery and the impending doom for a culture that supports slavery. The writer proposes a plan of ostracizing slave-holders( just as the slave-holders are doing to the poor white laborers).
(Column 4)
Summary: This article points out that sometimes the Northern Democrats journals sometimes reveal their true, but usually secret, dislike of cowtowing to the Southerners. An example is given with the Carlisle Volunteer which describes the evil barbaric people of Morocco who have slavery for sport.
For Governor !
(Column 4)
Summary: The Repository suggests that Henry S. Evans, of Chester County and editor of the Village Record who has served in Congress (both houses), would make an excellent candidate for Governor.
A Brave Man
(Column 5)
Summary: The Repository praises E. Etheridge, a U. S. representative of Tennessee, who pronounced in favor of the Republicans and against the corrupt Democratic Administration.
(Column 5)
Summary: A list, given by the Assessor, John Roades, of buildings recently erected in Chambersburg--their prices and owners: Capt. Matthew Gillan, 3 buildings at $5,000; J. Allison Eyster, 5 brick buildings at$6,500, 1 building on the lot of the late Samuel Cooper, 1 stable on the lot of the late George Heck, and 1 house in connection with the estate of the late George S. Eyster--all total $2,700; Mr. William Wallace, 3 brick buildings and a stable for Mrs. Fisher's Hotel at $5,000. At German Street: Henry Greenawalt, a brick house at $900. At East Washington Street: Hiram Senseny, 3 frame houses at $1,800; Henry Welker and P. Honhause, each built a frame house at $1000 each on lots of the late Judge Thompson; Peter Pickle, a log house at $800 on a lot bought from heirs of J. Radabaugh, dec'd; John Suders, a brick building at $400. West Washington Street: John Nitterhouse, a brick building at $400; Daniel Strock, a brick building at $500. East Queen Street: Frederick Henninger, a brick building at $1,400; James Boreland, a brick building at $1,200; Kate Heck, a brick and frame building at $1,200. East Market Street: Joseph Winters (colored), a brick and frame building at $1,000; George Pressler, a brick home at $1,800; J. McDowell, Esq., a brick building (on "Light House Hill") at $7,000; J. S. Nixon and William McLellan, Esq. West Market Street: C. W. Eyster, a brick building at $500; Charles Bemiller, a log house and brick building at $700; John Snider, a brick house at $800. East King Street: A. H. Newman, a frame carriage shop at $200. West King Street; John Bickly, a log house at $400. Water Street: Samuel Reisher, Esq., a double log house at $700. South Main Street: Keller, a brick building and remodeling at $600; Mrs. Ditman, a frame building at $400; Lewis Wampler, a Frame building at $300; T. J. Early, Esq., a double brick building w/ 2 back buildings at $2,200; Samuel McKisson, a brick building at $800; Charles Hutz, a back building and out-buildings and remodeling at $1,600; C. F. Miller, on the purchased property of his late father, a brick building and remodeling at $2,000. North Main Street: George Flack, a brick back Building at $1,200; Rev. J. Kennedy, a brick house and back building at $2,500; Judge J. Eyster, remodeling (including the store room occupied by Judge J. L. Black) at $700. South Second Street: George Mason, a log home and building at $600; John Smith, a brick house and building at $1,000; F. Elliott, a brick building at $1,300; Samuel M. Armstrong, Esq., a brick house and building at $2,000. North Second Street: Franklin Gillespy, a brick building at $900; Beorge Deitz, a brick building at $1,500; Jacob Eyster, Jr., a brick house with stone at $1,700. Harrison Avenue: Samuel Ott, a brick house at $500; John Lutz, a frame house at $400. Clarksville: Rev. Joseph Clark, a brick home at $2,500 and another at $600; William Martin, a brick house at $800; John Mege, a brick house at $800; Alex. McKean, a brick house at $800; William Hazlett, a brick house with back buildings at $1,900; Mr. Booth, a log house at $250. Long Row: Henry Shepler, a brick home and building at $2,500; John Strike, a brick building at $1,200; Franklin Keagy, a brick house at $1,000; James McCurdy, a brick house and building at $1,200; Franklin Funk, a brick house on a lot laid out by J. Allison Eyster and purchased brom Mr. Heyser, at $1,000; Mr. Sanders, a brick house on an Eyster lot at $700. Warehouses have been erected by Messrs. Wunderlich, Nead & Schafhirt and one by Messrs. Chambers Gehr & co. and another by Shepler, Clark & Culbertson.
(Names in announcement: Capt. Matthew Gillan, J. Allison EysterEsq., Mr. John Roades, Mr. Samuel Cooper, George Heck, George S. Eyster, Mr. William Wallace, Mr. Henry Greenawalt, Mr. Hiram Senseny, Mr. Henry Welker, Mr. P. Honhause, Judge Thompson, Mr. Peter Pickle, J. Radabaugh, Mr. John Suders, Mr. John Nitterhouse, Daniel Strock, Mr. Frederick Henninger, Mr. James Boreland, Miss Kate Heck, Joseph Winters, Mr. George Pressler, J. McDowell SharpEsq., Mr. J. S. Nixon, William McLellanEsq., Mr. C. W. Eyster, Mr. Charles Bemiller, Mr. John Snider, Mr. A. H. Newman, Mr. John Bickly, Samuel ReisherEsq., Mr. Keller, Mrs. Ditman, Mr. Lewis Wampler, T. J. EarlyEsq., Mr. Samuel McKisson, Mr. Charles Hutz, Mr. C. F. Miller, Mr. Miller, Mr. George Flack, Rev. J. Kennedy, Judge J. Eyster, Judge J. L. Black, Mr. George Mason, Mr. John Smith, F. Elliott, Samuel M. ArmstrongEsq., Mr. Franklin Gillespy, Mr. George Deitz, Mr. Jacob EysterJr., Mr. Samuel Ott, Mr. John Lutz, Rev. Joseph Clark, Mr. William Martin, Mr. John Mege, Mr. Alex. McKean, Mr. William Hazlett, Mr. Booth, Mr. Henry Shepler, Mr. John Strike, Mr. Franklin Keagy, Mr. James McCurdy, Mr. Franklin Funk, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Wunderlich, Mr. Nead, Mr. Schafhirt, Mr. Chambers, Mr. Gehr, Mr. Culbertson, Mr. Shepler, Mr. Clark)

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Description of Page: advertisements.

Messrs. Shepler & Clark
(Column 2)
Summary: An announcement that John P. Culbertson (who previously managed the Straw paper Mill) has joined the partnership of Shepler, Clark & Co.--a Steam Sawing, Plaining and Wood-working Establishment, in Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Shepler, Mr. Clark, Mr. John P. Culbertson)
Death Of A Former Citizen
(Column 2)
Summary: John Shocky, formerly of Franklin, died recently at his home, at Elkhart, Ill.
(Names in announcement: Mr. John Shocky)
Transcribing Clerk
(Column 3)
Summary: A note that Col. W. W. Sellers, of the Fulton Republican, is a candidate for Transcribing Clerk of the Senate, and the Repository gives him high praise.
(Names in announcement: Col. W> W. Sellers)
Painful Accident
(Column 3)
Summary: On Dec. 13th, outside the schools near the Jail, the nephew of Mrs. Mary Seibert fell and was run over by a four horse wagon, and his leg was fractured.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Mary Seibert)

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Description of Page: Irish story; International news; advertisements

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Description of Page: Advertisements.

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Description of Page: Book Table; mistreatment of Jews in Rome; advertisements; real estate sales.

Two Cases Contrasted
(Column 1)
Summary: The Tribune compares two cases on slavery issues: in Charleston, a group of slave traders are declared "Not Guilty" although the evidence (including a cargo of chained Africans) was overwhelming; the other case, in Ohio, involved the conviction of one man (the trials of the other 19 are pending) for aiding in the escape of a slave. The Tribune notes that Democrats praised the upholding of the Fugitive slave law, but said nothing as to the violation of the Slave Trade law.
Origin of Article: The Detroit Tribune
Where Is The Blame
(Column 2)
Summary: The Tribune argues that the Southerners have only themselves to blame for the recent agitations over slavery--that they are the ones who have tried to force Slavery into the territories which has resulted in battles and John Brown's raid. The Republicans simply want to get the Federal Government back to its earlier position on slavery settled in 1820.
Origin of Article: New York Tribune
(Column 5)
Summary: On On Dec. 1st, Rev. Dr. B. S. Schneck married Abraham Hunsecker to Elizabeth Kaufman, both of Franklin Co. On Dec. 8th, Rev. Dr. B. S. Schneck married Samuel Lesher to Barbara Lehman, both of Franklin Co. Some time ago, Rev. Dr. B. S. Schneck married Henry Canday to Sarah Goshert, of Green Twp.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. B. S. Schneck, Mr. Abraham Hunsecker, Miss Elizabeth Kaufman, Mr. Samuel Lesher, Miss Barbara Lehman, Mr. Henry Canday, Miss Sarah Goshert)
(Column 5)
Summary: In McConnellsburg, on Dec. 5th, Henry Nelson, son of Col. John and Martha Hoke, died suddenly at the age of 2 months.
(Names in announcement: Henry Nelson Hoke, Col. John Hoke, Martha Hoke)