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Franklin Repository: May 23, 1860

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Description of Page: Coverage of the convention is continued on page 8.

Republican National Convention! Full Particulars! Glorious Platform! Great Enthusiasm! Abraham Lincoln! For President! Hannibal Hamlin! For Vice President!
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Summary: A description of the Republican Convention which met in Chicago on May 16th--May 18th. Within that time, bickering and misunderstands occurred, the Platform was established and, after three ballots and many transfers of votes, Abraham Lincoln beat out William H. Seward. Hannibal Hamlin was elected after two ballots.

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Description of Page: Serial Fiction; advertisements.

Notice To The Tax-Payers Of Franklin County
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Summary: The County Treasurer, John Stouffer, announces he will be at the following places (at various times from May 23 to June 12) to collect the County and State Taxes for 1860: in Montgomery Twp.--James McAfee's home in Mercersburg and Jacob Elliot's home in Welsh Run; in Peters Twp--the store of James D. Scott in Bridgeport and James Mullen's house in Loudon; in Quincy Twp.--the home of Andrew Shank in Funkstown and the home of George A Anderson in Quincy; Washington Twp--at the home of Francis Bowden in Waynesboro; in Antrim Twp.--at the home of Thomas Pauling in Greencastle; in St. Thomas Twp.--at the home of John R. Rankersley in St. Thomas; in Green Twp.-- at the house of Martin Shoemaker in Greenvillage and at John Brown's house in Fayetteville; in Hamilton Twp.--at the house of John Gordon; in Guilford Twp.--at the house of James D. Richardson in New Franklin.
(Names in announcement: James McAfee, Jacob Elliot, James D. Scott, James Mullen, Andrew Shank, George A. Anderson, Francis Bowden, Thomas Pauling, John R. Tankersley, Martin Shoemaker, John Brown, John Gordon, James D. Richardson, John Stouffer)

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Description of Page: Advertisements.

Synopsis Of The Proceedings Of The Fifth Semi-Annual Meeting Of The Franklin County Teachers' Association.
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Summary: The Recording Secretary, J. Rhea Gaff, writes a synopsis of the Franklin County Teachers' Association meeting that met on May 9 to May 11. The First Day: Vice President Cook called order in the morning, and Vice President Omwake chaired in the afternoon. Discussion on School Government were led by Messrs. Newman, Gaff, Omwake, S. H. Eby, Cook, J. L. P. Detrich, C. B. Wolf and D. W. Hoover, of Ringgold, Md. In the evening, Rev. E. Emerson led a prayer. A. McElwaine, J. R. Gaff and J. L. P. Detrich were appointed to solicit a copy of a lecture. J. Shannon McElwaine read. Second Day: Vice President Cook chaired and A. McElwaine prayed. A. McElwaine reported on Orthography and discussions were led by Messrs. Gaff, Omwake and Eckhart. J. L. P. Detrich spoke on Reading, A. B. Stoeler spoke on Oral Arithmetic, and W. H. Hockenberry on Fractions. In the afternoon, C. B. Wolf prayed. Mr. Cook proposed that a committee solicit the legislature for summer school funding, and J. Cook, A. McElwaine and J. L. P. Detrich were chosen to do so. J. S. McElwaine spoke on Position, A. McElwaine on Alligation and J. R. Gaff on powers and roots of numbers. J. L. P. Detrich, W. H. Newman and W. H. Hockenberry were appointed a committee on resolutions. In the Evening Session, J. W. Coble chaired, and Rev. E. Bridenbaugh prayed. Rev. T. G. Apple lectured on Education. A. McElwaine, J. L. P. Detrich and J. R. Gaff were appointed a committee to solicit a copy for publication. J. L. P. Detrich read on Apologies at the meetings. The Third Day: Lewis W. Detrich spoke on Geography, and a debate on studying at home involved L. W. Detrich, J. R. Gaff, and J. S. Smith. C. G. Glenn and Mr. Omwake also spoke on Geography. J. S. Smith, T. M. Richards, A. McElwaine and C. B. Wolf spoke on English Grammar. In the Afternoon Session Messrs McElwaine, Omwake, Smith, Weir and others discussed Grammar. J. W. P. Reid spoke on Algebra, Andrew McElwaine spoke on Geography. In the Evening Session, Rev. T. G. Apple prayed and a resolution was passed, that included thanking the lecturers.
(Names in announcement: J. W. Coble, Mr. W. H. Newman, Mr. J. Rhea Gaff, Mr. Omwake, Mr. S. H. Eby, Mr. Cook, Mr. J. L. P. Detrich, Mr. C. B. Wolf, Rev. E. Emerson, A. McElwaine, J. Shannon McElwaine, Mr. Eckhart, A. B. Stoeler, W. H. Hockenberry, Rev. E. Bridenbaugh, Rev. T. G. Apple, Lewis W. Detrich, J. S. Smith, C. G. Glenn, T. M. Richards, Weir, J. W. P. Reid)

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Description of Page: A letter from Lancaster

Our Ticket
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Summary: A description and history of the Republican ticket, Abraham Lincoln from Indiana and Hannibal Hamlin from Maine.
Almost A Fatal Accident
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Summary: This article describes how Alexander Fritz of Chambersburg, while working as Baggage Master on the train on May 18th, was shot in the thigh by a drunken passenger. Dr. Richards dressed the wound.
(Names in announcement: Alexander Fritz, Dr. Richards)
Caledonia Springs
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Summary: A note that Mrs. H. Cooper has leased the Caledonia Springs for the ensuing season.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. H. Cooper)
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Summary: Major General E. M. Biddle, of Carlisle, has appointed A. D. Caufman, of Chambersburg, as his aid, with the rank of Major.
(Names in announcement: Major General E. M. Biddle, Mr. A. D. Caufman)
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Summary: On May 19th, the people of Fannettsburg presented a silk flag to Commander John H. Walker and the Washington Blues, which has existed since 1828. The company is on its way to the encampment in Waynesboro on May 28th.
(Names in announcement: John H. Walker)
Noble Game
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Summary: Mr. Levi Heefner shot an eagle, whose wingspan measured 7 feet 6 inches. The Repository expressed regret that this symbol of freedom had been shot.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Levi Heefner)
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Summary: A notice that an academy in Fannettsburg recently started under the direction of Rev. John C. Wilhelm.
(Names in announcement: Rev. John C. Wilhelm)
Engineer's Report
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Summary: John Downey and J. B. McElroy submit the Engineer's Report describing the possible railroad route from Gettysburg to Chambersburg, listing the homes and buildings the road will pass by.
(Names in announcement: Eyster, McLellan, Goodyear, Housum, Stevens, Baughman, Hother HegeEsq., M. Muterspaugh, D. Hahn, P. Sholl, Mr. Wandorff, Mr. A. Heintzleman, Kate Campbell, Kuhn, T. Craiger, J. Mickley, George Dittenhaffer, H. Besecker, Newman, William Mentzer, Hon. George Chambers, Mr. Ebersole, Mr. Palmer, Mrs. Brough, John Downey, J. B. McElroy)

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Description of Page: Description of the government's reception of the Japanese Embassy; Advertisements.

Interview Between Mr. Lincoln And The National Convention Committee
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Summary: Lincoln gives a humble acceptance speech to the Committee that announced to him his nomination.
Speech Of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin On The Announcement Of The Nomination
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Summary: Hannibal Hamlin gives an acceptance speech that notes the Republican support of the white free laborer.

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Description of Page: Serial Fiction; news and anecdotes; Advertisements.

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Description of Page: Advertisements

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Description of Page: Continuation of the Chicago Convention from page 1; Advertisments.

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Summary: On May 15th, in Chambersburg, Rev. F. Dyson married Franklin Keagy to Anna E. Funk, both of Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson, Mr. Franklin Keagy, Miss Anna E. Funk)
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Summary: On May 12th, in Loudon, Miss Kate M. Burgess died of Scarlet Fever, at age 21 years and 24 days. On May 4th, in Upper Strasburg, of Scarlet Fever, Lily C. daughter of Daniel and Sarah Gelwix, died at age 2 years, 3 months, and 9 days. On May 4th, in Upper Strasburg, of Scarlet Fever, Benjamin Franklin, son of George and Mary Foreman, died at age 6 years and 4 months. On May 7th, in Upper Strasburg, of Scarlet Fever, William Isaac, son of David Over, died at age 9 years, 9 months and 21 days. On May 17th, in Strasburg, of Scarlet Fever, James son of Mr. J. S. and Catharine Slyder, died at about 9 years old. On May 18th, in Upper Strasburg, of Scarlet Fever, Sarah Jane, daughter of Frederick and Mary Ann Zullinger, died at about 4 years old.
(Names in announcement: Miss Kate M. Burgess, Lily C. Gelwix, Daniel Gelwix, Sarah Gelwix, Benjamin Franklin Foreman, George Foreman, Mary Foreman, William Isaac Over, David Over, James Slyder, J. S. Slyder, Catharine Slyder, Sasrah Jane Zullinger, Frederick Zullinger, Mary Ann Zullinger)