Franklin Repository: January 11, 1860Go To Page : | | | | | | | |
Description of Page: This page includes full transcript of Governor William F. Packer's message to the commonwealth.
Causes for Trial at January Term, 1860.
(Column 5)Summary: List of cases to be tried--see January 25, 1860 edition for outcome of cases tried.
(Names in announcement: William Crist, John Snyder, Catherine Bowman, Joseph Bowman, John S. Kerr, Abraham Wingert, James J. M Ilhey, John Wyncoop, Daniel Guiter, James Huston, William Huston, Dr. C.T. Maclay, William Intmell, G.W. Wolff, William McLellan, Elizabeth Wingert, William A. Barnes, Peter Artz, Jacob I. Wingert, Jesse McCumsey, A.H. Newman, Frank Myers, Joseph R. Winters, I.B. Kurtz, Issac Kuhn, Jacob Barncord, Jeremiah C. George, Emmanuel Crossland, J.W. Skinner, James Kirkpatrick, Margaretta Tribert, John Ely, Sol Ely, William Siebert, John Finley, Frederick Divilbias, P.A. Rice, William Tolheim, Jacob Middower, Daniel DeehertJr., George A. Corwell, Jacob Mishler, Henry S. Stoner, Lane, Meyers, G.W. Reagy, Lewis Ritter, Ennion Elliot, Sarah Leidig, John Ditzler, David Smith, George Wiles, James M. M Downey, John SkinnerJr., John S. Nimmon, Henry G. Funk, Fred Foreman, William Stevenson, John D. Grier, James D. Carlisle, P.W. Seibeit, Joshua C. Wright, Samuel Walker, Mary Tosten, William C. Angle, James Tosten, Andrew Tosten, George Foush, Christ Laydig, Michael Strock, Michael Stickel, John Strine, Henry B. Champion, William W. Chambers, Peter Cook, Samuel Thompson, John Zimmerman, P.D. Blair, William Skinner, Alex. K. McClure, Benjamin F. Nead, George F. Davison, William Shrader, John Shirts, Solomon Huber, James J. Kennedy, John Reasner, C.C. Foltz, H.C. Keyser)
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(Column 1)Summary: Editorial accuses Democratic Party of sectionalism and affirms the Republican Party's committment to national unity.
Full Text of Article:
The great objection to the Republican party, which has been urged by the harmonious democracy, especially by the Southern wing of that party, or, to speak more plainly, that portion which hails from the sunny side of the Potomac -for every leading man and a large majority of the masses in the North are as completely southernized as if they had never breathed the pure air of freedom in their lives -is that it is sectional, while their party, the great democratic party, is National, and is not confined to North or South.
So great is the love for the American Union, as it is, which fills the bosom of every honest man in the North -and they, as lovers of the Union, are to be found almost exclusively in the ranks of the Republican party -that to raise a hue and cry against a party on the score of want of fidelity to the existing Union of States, has proven sufficiently powerful in its pernicious effects upon our party to defeat its candidate for the chief magistracy -putting into that position an infinitely more sectional man than our candidate. Having met with that amount of success by their false charge, they continue to reiterate it hoping thus to keep the advantage they have gained. To hear the disunion croakers, the Southern locofoco Congressmen, of both Houses, bellowing at the top of their voices against Sectionalism one would suppose that they were entirely too National to ever think of preferring the men of their own section to those of any other portion of the confederacy. Their acts and their professions, however, are so widely at variance that no person, however willfully blind, can fail to see the difference.
These Nationals have a controlling majority in the Senate of the United States, and could set an example worthy of imitation. If they were sincere in their opposition to sectionalism, they would, whenever an opportunity presented, show to the world that they, ensconced in their pure robes of Nationalism from the petty storm of sectionalism, were not to be moved from their high and holy purpose of knowing no North, no South, no East or no West; but their whole country.
How do the weak-kneed, loud-mouthed Nationals act when they have the power? An examination of the standing Committees will show the hollow falsity, and shallow emptiness of all the pretensions of these warped partisans who are constantly repeating the story of their abhorrence of everything like sectionalism.
The Senate is composed of sixty-six members. Of this number thirty are from Slave States, and thirty-six from Free States; yet, with this decided majority from the North in that body, the South, the Nationals, appropriate almost all the Committees of that body to themselves.--These are twenty-two standing Committees appointed by the Senate. These committees prepare for the deliberation of that body all the business which originates with the Senate. Of the twenty-two, the anti-sectionalists,(?) the haughty slaveocrats, have selected sixteen of their own number as chairmen. This, however, in them, is not sectionalism. Oh no, they are Nationals; all they do is for the good of the whole country. What matters it whether they give the North any of the offices or not? The North has no right to complain at any treatment, however indignant, which it may suit the self constituted expounders of the constitution to offer.
In the last Presidential contest the hue and cry raised by the horror-stricken democracy at the prospect of Fremont's election, was based upon the unparalleled sectionalism of filling both the government with Northern men -both from one section of the country. Then Sectionalism meant the exclusive appropriation of important offices by the people of one Section of the land. Now, however, the same thing is done by Southern Locofoco Senators, and not one locofoco newspaper from Maine to California makes the charge of sectionalism. What is the reason that they all become dumb dogs, which cannot bark, when they have a just cause against, and should denounce their Southern masters?
As will be seen by reference to the list of chairmen of all the committees of the Senate, published in another column of this paper, all the important committees -embracing Foreign Relations, Military Affairs, Finances, Navy, Territories, Commerce, Judiciary, Auditing Claims, Post Offices, Revolutionary Claims, Public Lands, Claims, Private Lands, District of Columbia, Indian Affairs and the Congressional Library are presided over by Southern men- those too who profess to be National in all their political views and actions, and express supreme abhorrence for everything like sectionalism.
On the other hand, but six of the Senate's committees -and they of no kind of importance- are headed by men from States North of Mason and Dixon's line. This case is a marked instance of the insincerity of these deceitful blusterers about the Republicans being sectional in their aims. What better right, under the constitution, or upon the principle of fair dealing, have Southern Locofoco Senators to claim and absorb all these important posts than have any set of men to fill up political offices with men from their own section of the confederacy? There can no reason be given, unless we admit -which would be untrue- an inferiority on our part -a want of capacity to discharge the duties devolving upon those who fill public places of honor, profit and trust.
The weak-kneed Bigler, too truckling to resent the indignity offered him by his Southern party friends, accepted the petty position which the lords-of-the-lash assigned him -at the head of the committee on Patents. To him above all others should the chivalry have given the position of chairman of the committee on Finances, if they had had any desire to escape the odium attached to what they have always considered a terrible political bug bear -the charge of sectionalism. They knew how much his State -Pennsylvania- is in interested in a revision of the present ruinous Tariff laws, and, if they had cared about relieving him from the odium which attaches to his subserviency to them and their "peculiar institution," they would have given him the position which would have enabled him to make a little show of friendship to his constituency. It would, also, have assisted them in claiming to be the National party of the United States.
The Union-savers have been accustomed for so great a length of time to charging upon others -and attaching odium to the same- all their own short comings, that they have become emboldened, and no longer strive to conceal their real character. They are the most exclusively sectional party in the Union, and have the audacity, in the face of their brazen acts of sectionalism, to claim to be the National party. We charged in 1856 that the only way that party could claim to be National would be declaring Freedom sectional and Slavery National. They, seeing the necessity for assuming this position, have taken this high ground.
The Dramatic Class
(Column 1)Summary: A play, "The Breach of Promise," was performed in Franklin Hall.School Exhibitions
(Names in announcement: Samuel S. Shryock, James Gilmore, Thomas Bard, Samuel McDowell, Cephas Bard, Porter Brown, Thomas McDowell, P. Brown, J. McDowell, Augustas Oyster, D. Washabaugh, George Taylor, Jarret Richards, Frank Gilmore, F. Gilmore)
(Column 1)Summary: School dramatic club, under direction of Mr. Shryock, performed several plays. Participants included all of the performers in "The Breach of Promise" play.Editorial Change
(Column 2)Summary: Notice of B.B. Bonner, Esq. stepping down as editor of the Franklin Ledger and mention of his subsequent sudden death.Public Documents
(Names in announcement: B.B. BonnerEsq., Snively StricklerEsq., J.W. McCroryEsq.)
(Column 2)Summary: Thanks for sharing public documents.Week of Prayer
(Names in announcement: Col. A.K. McClure, Col. J.C. Austin, Col. J.R. Brewster, Hon. Edward McPherson, Hon. J.K. Moorhead, Hon. I. Washburn, Hon. T. Stevens, Hon. A. Burlingame, Hon. G.A. Grow, Hon. John Hickman, Hon. Simon Cameron, Hon. Charles Sumner, Hon. Lyman Trumbull, Hon. John P. Hale, Hon. Henry Wilson, Gov. William F. Packer)
(Column 3)Summary: Notice of week of Prayer at the Associate Reformed Churck.Chambers Artillery
(Names in announcement: Rev. Phillips)
(Column 3)Summary: Brief note of parade of unit to commemorate victory at New Orleans in War of 1812.
(Names in announcement: Col. F.S. Stumbaugh)Full Text of Article:Professor Shattuck
--This splendidly equipped company of handsome men paraded, in full uniform, through the various streets of our Borough on the afternoon of Monday last. The object of this military display was to commemorate the battle of new Orleans. Col. F.S. Stumbaugh, the commander of the Chambers Artillery, put the company through their evolutions in person. The Col. is a fine looking officer and is one of the best tacticians in this part of Pennsylvania. Success to the Artillery and its gallant commander.
(Column 3)Summary: Notice of deer shot by the county music teacher.The Union Ahead
(Names in announcement: Professor Shattuck)
(Column 3)Summary: Notice of Union Restaurant on Main Street, owned by John Reasner, serving oysters.Teachers' Institute
(Names in announcement: John S. Reasner)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports on election of officers to Teacher's District Institute.Large Bird
(Names in announcement: George E. Jones, F. Noble)
(Column 3)Summary: Man shot large chicken hawk in the county.Who Shall It Be?
(Names in announcement: Frederick Bohl)
(Column 4)Summary: Letter supports Andrew G. Curtin for nomination for governor.
Description of Page: This page includes a story entitled "The Slave Wife or the Sudden Duel" reprinted from the New York Sunday Times.
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Description of Page: This page includes two items of correspondence between Henry A. Wise, Governor of Virginia, and William F. Packer, Governor of Pennsylvania, about the John Brown raid.
(Column 4)Summary: Mr. Richard Jacobs married Miss Kate E. Switzer on December 15.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. D. C. Rodrock, Richard Jacobs, Kate E. Switzer)
(Column 4)Summary: Mr. J. H. Yount married Mrs. Mary Wingert on December 27.Married
(Names in announcement: J. H. YountEsq., Mary Wingert)
(Column 4)Summary: Mr. Adam Ross married Miss Sarah West on December 29.Married
(Names in announcement: Adam Ross, Sarah West)
(Column 4)Summary: Mr. William Dryner married Miss Elizabeth Whisler on December 22.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. B. S. Schneck, William Kryner, Elizabeth Whisler)
(Column 4)Summary: Samuel Allison Gamble married Miss Mary Ellen Davis on December 29.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Smith Gorden, Samuel Allison Gamble, Mary Ellen Davis)
(Column 4)Summary: Mr Adam Shuchman married Miss Catharine Homan on December 22.Married
(Names in announcement: Adam Shuchman, Catharine Homan)
(Column 4)Summary: Mr. William N. Helm married Miss Sarah A. Burns on December 29.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. G. W. Albaugh, William N. Helm, Sarah A. Burns)
(Column 4)Summary: Mr. Washington Spidle married Miss Elizabeth Bryan, daughter of Capt. John Bryan, on December 3.Married
(Names in announcement: P. McGarveyEsq., Washington Spidle, Elizabeth Bryan, Capt. John Bryan)
(Column 4)Summary: Mr. Jeremiah Baer married Miss Ann Elizabeth Davis on December 5.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Jeremiah Baer, Ann Elizabeth Davis)
(Column 4)Summary: Mrs. Mary D. Murphy, age 44, died on December 4.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary D. Murphy)
(Column 4)Summary: Alice Virginia Geyer, age 3 years 3 months and 19 days, daughter of David and Leah C. Geyer, died on December 3.Governor Wise to James Buchanan
(Names in announcement: Alice Virginia Geyer, David Geyer, Leah Geyer)
(Column 2)Summary: Letter from Governor of Virginia, Henry A. Wise, to the President of the United States warning him and the Governors of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York against interference with the execution of John Brown and his co-conspirators. Letter written in response to rumors of attempts to free John Brown.Telegraphic Reply of Gov. Packer to Governor Wise
(Column 2)Summary: Letter reply to Governor Wise assuring him that Pennsylvania will not allow citizens to attempt interference with Virginia's execution of John Brown. Ironically, the letter from Wise to Packer was missent initially to Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley.