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Franklin Repository: February 29, 1860

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Description of Page: Proceedings of People's Party Convention nominating Andrew G. Curtin for Governor, including a list of delegates. A. K. McClure represented Franklin County.

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Description of Page: Proceedings of the People's Party Convention.

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Description of Page: Ads.

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Description of Page: Editorials in support of Andrew Curtin for Governor and the People's Party.

A Third Party
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Summary: Editorial brands the Union Party movmeent as an effort supported by the Democratic party to prevent the further growth and success of the Republican party.
Full Text of Article:

The object of a movement of this character is, ostensibly for the purpose of advancing a spirit of conservativeness, really, however, to defeat the wishes of the People of the North, and promote the chances for success on the part of the Buchanan Federalists.

In 1856 the most, if not all, of the very men who are now engaged in the third, or "Union Party" movement, were to be found in the Filmore ranks. The friends of free-thought, free-speech and a free press told the honest portion of the men who were favorable to the election of Filmore that their course was only calculated to assist Buchanan; that their own candidate stood no earthly chance, and that they were being used by the locofocos as the monkey used the cats paw -to pull the chestnuts out of the fire for him to eat.

Recent developments -testimony before the Senate's printing investigating committee- shows that thousands of Dollars were used by locofocos to keep in existence the third, or Fillmore party during the campaign which terminated in the election of Old Mr. Buchanan. Men who used the money have sworn to the fact. It is now a part of our history -a disgraceful portion, a dark stain upon our escutcheon.

The movement at this time can have no possible effect other than to give aid and comfort to the Federalists who are now in power with James Buchanan at their head. No man with common sense can expect the election of a third party candidate; then why do men who profess to oppose the Administration assist in the inauguration of a movement which can only continue that party in power -if its influence is felt at all.

How many of the friends of free white men, the advocates of free white labor for the beautiful, rich, smiling Territories, which bound the sisterhood of States on the West, do the leaders in the "Union Party" movement expect to catch with their uncovered hooks? What claim has John J. Crittenden upon the confidence of Northern men? His vote upon the question of raising a committee in the Senate to investigate the Harper's Ferry raid is too fresh in the minds of Northern men. Not one Senator from North of Mason & Dixon's line voted against raising that committee. They, however, wanted the duties of the committee extended so as to reach the outrages upon Kansas by David R. Atchison and other Southern men. On this part of the enquiry Mr. John J. Crittenden, the chief mover in the third party, conservative, "Union" enterprise, voted NO. He refused to allow truth, justice and right to have their sway. He refused an act of simple honesty to the North, and we are but right in looking with suspicion upon all his actions now.

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The Twenty Second
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Summary: Washington's birthday parade included a display from the Chambersburg Artillery
(Names in announcement: Col. F.S. Stumbaugh, Lt. Housum, Lt. Gillan)
Franklin Railroad
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Summary: Notice of train schedule changes.
Pedestrian Feat
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Summary: The trio walked fourteen miles in three hours one evening.
(Names in announcement: Allison McDowell, Christian Peiffer, Samuel Carlisle)
A Wise Suggestion
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Summary: Editors agree with suggestion to name new streets "Green" and "Fayette."
Sanford Troupe
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Summary: Notice of performance by theatre troup.
Ladies Home Magazine
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Summary: Editors note the excellence of the magazine's engravings and fashion plates.
Sheriff's Fee Bills
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Summary: Editors marketing fee bills for sheriffs.
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Summary: Editors recommend the cassimere at Samuel White's Franklin Woolens Factory.
(Names in announcement: Samuel E. White)
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Summary: Editors note the death of Southampton township resident, Joseph Johnston.
(Names in announcement: Maj. Joseph Johnston)
An Agreeable Surprise
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Summary: Anonymous donor gave pony to young lame boy.
(Names in announcement: Doctor A. Senseny, Rush Senseny)
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Summary: Account of Professor Gross using slight of hand to fool audiences.
(Names in announcement: Professor Gross)
Thieves About
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Summary: Notice to beware of rough thieves breaking and entering homes.
Public Library
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Summary: Notice of meeting of the Public Library Association.
(Names in announcement: William HeyserSr.)

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Bailie Peyton and the Free Negroes
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Summary: Speech by Bailie Peyton at Gallatine, Tennessee, on the injustice of a proposed law to limit the rights of free blacks.
Origin of Article: Baltimore Patriot
Editorial Comment: Editors condemn similar efforts to pass legislation to limit rights of free blacks in Maryland.

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John Brown, Jr.
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Summary: Update on John Brown, Jr.'s defiance of U.S. marshall's warrants.

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Description of Page: Resolutions and Proceedings of the People's Party Convention.

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Summary: Mr. John W. Holman married Mis Nancy Jane White on February 15.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Creigh, John W. Holman, Nancy Jane White, Edward White)
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Summary: Mr. Oliver S. Brown married Miss Isabel Hudson of Huntington Co. on February 14.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Shaffer, Oliver S. Brown, Isabel Hudson)
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Summary: Mr. Stephen K. Kroh married Miss Mary E. Keiffer on February 23.
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Ault, Stephen K. Kroh, Mary E. Kieffer)
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Summary: James McCartney, age 73, died near Spring Run, Path Valley on February 17.
(Names in announcement: James McCartneyEsq.)
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Summary: On February 9th near Loudon Horace Holland, eldest son of W.E. and Susan Hewitt, died of typhoid fever aged 5 years and 2 days. On the 20th Willie Emmet, their youngest son, died of typhoid fever aged 10 months and 27 days.
(Names in announcement: Horace Holland Hewitt, Willie Emmet Hewitt, Susan Hewitt, W.E. Hewitt)