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Franklin Repository: November 7, 1860

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Description of Page: Repeats of articles from earlier issues; political stances in other states.

The Straight Douglas Ticket
(Column 3)
Summary: The editors publish the proposed Douglas electoral ticket (of supporters for Douglas only) which was withdrawn through the influence of the Administration.
Genuine Popular Sovereignty
(Column 5)
Summary: An excerpt of one of Lincoln's speeches that clearly defines Lincoln's stance on slavery in the states (preserve it) and in the Territories (prevent its outspreading--except when the people choose it after becoming a state.)
Editorial Comment: from Mr. Lincoln's Cincinnatti Speech, Sept. 1859

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Description of Page: A Fiction story; advertisements

Men Who Do And Men Who Don't Care Whether Slavery Is Voted Up Or Down
(Column 3)
Summary: A repeated contrast of quotes by founding fathers et al. ( Washington, Madison, Monroe Jefferson, Clay, Webster and Randolph) which express moral opposition to slavery to the quote by Douglas in which he says he doesn't care whether slavery is voted up or down.
A New Definition Of Fusion
(Column 5)
Summary: In a recent speech, the Breckinridge candidate for Governor in New York, Jason T. Brady, declares that the Breckinridge party has not made a compact with Douglas or Bell.

-Page 03-

Description of Page: stories; the Republican Platform; advertisements.

-Page 04-

Description of Page: An article praising voters of Lincoln for voting for freedom; articles urging people to vote.

The Union
(Column 3)
Summary: The editors wonder what violations of what rights have occurred to provoke the South to consider secession, arguing instead that Southerners move freely in the North (the opposite is not true) and that Southerners have held more than half of the prominent positions in each Administration; therefore there is no plausible cause for secession.
Consitent With Itself
(Column 4)
Summary: The editors mock the Valley Spirit and the writer of an article (in the Spirit) that was false and badly written.
Austrian Despotism In The South
(Column 5)
Summary: The editors note that there are numerous Lincoln supporters in Virginia who are afraid to go public and did not vote for Lincoln for fear of some type of abuse and punishment.
[No Title]
(Column 5)
Summary: A short article claiming that, by the election of Lincoln and Hamlin, the poor whites of the South will be freed of their oppression.
Examine Your Ticket
(Column 5)
Summary: Publication of the corrected list of Electors for Franklin county voters--see entry 10/31/60.

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Description of Page: Advertisements; articles urging people to vote.

Fraudulent Naturalization Papers
(Column 1)
Summary: The Editors explain the difference between fraudulent Naturalization papers issued by Locofocos in 1856 and the genuine ones, and they hope Election officers will watch out for any frauds.
Court Proceedings
(Column 2)
Summary: The Court Proceedings for the October Term. Quarter Sessions. Commonwealth vs. Jeremiah Gates and George W. Ilgenfritz--Surety of the Peace and insulting Mrs. Mary B. McKnight. Defendants held to $100 to keep the peace and also pay prosecution costs. Com. vs. Daniel Sprinkle--assault and battery, on information of John Fisher. Guilty of Assault; payment of 1 cent and prosecution costs. Com. vs. Isaac Wise--Assault and battery, on information of Daniel Dysher. Guilty; sentence deferred. Com. vs. Daniel Dysher--Assault and Battery, on information of Isaac Wise. Not Guilty; prosecutor to pay the costs of prosecution. Com. vs. Daniel Sprinkle--Malicious Mischief, on information of William Biggs. Guilty; pay fine of one cent and imprisoned thirty days in County Jail. Com. vs. Lewis Deal--Assault, on information of John Lesher. Not guilty; must pay one-fourth of costs and prosecutor three-fourths. Com. vs. Samuel Mahan--Larceny, on information of Henry P. Cook, for converting to own use a pocket-book found containing $25. Guilty; pay fine of one cent, prosecution costs, and imprisoned for sixty days in County jail. Com. vs. Daniel Jamison--Larceny, on information of Christian Freet, for stealing six sheep. Guilty; pay fine of one cent and imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary for 18 months. Com. vs. Jacob Ackerman--Indecent assault on a young girl. Guilty; pay fine of one cent, prosecution costs, and imprisonment in County jail for thirty days. Com. vs. George Clarke--Malicious mischief on information of Peter Harlacher. Def. pleads Guilty; pay fine of one cent, cost of prosecution, and imprisonment for thirty days in County jail. Com. vs. Susan Corbitt--Assault and battery, on information of Nancy Wade. Guilty; pay fine of one cent and prosecution costs. Com. vs. Nancy Wade and Nancy Sturdevant--Assault and Battery on oath of Susan Corbitt. Nancy Sturdevant not arrested. Guilty; pay fine of one cent and prosecution costs. Com. vs. Carlisle Koon-- Fornication and bastardy. Def. pleads Guilty; sentence deferred. Com. vs. Fanklin Foltz--Fornication and bastardy. Def. pleads settlement with the prosecutrix and is required by the Court to give bonds to the County. Com. vs. Brant Lindsay (colored)--keeping a disorderly house, selling liquor to drunkards and minors and selling liquor on Sunday. Guilty; pay fine of one cent, and imprisonment for four months in County jail. Com. vs. Mary Pence--Surety of the peace, on oath of Abram Koons. Def. sentenced to pay prosecution costs. Com. vs. Samuel Briggs--Surety of the Peace. Prosecutor not appearing, def. discharged by the Court. Common Pleas: Sarah Denig, Executrix of Lewis Denig, dec'd vs. Alex. K. McClure, Administrator to estate of George Aston, dec'd. Claim founded on $250 note from 1850. For the Defendant. Hiram M. White vs. Samuel Myers, Jacob Brand et al.--(Trespass quare clausum fregit.) Dispute about a partition line. For the Defendants. Hagerstown Savings Bank vs. William McGrath, and others--trading and doing business as the Loudon Saving Fund Society. For the Defendants. Isaac Kuhn vs. Jacob Barncord & wife Rebecca Barcord--Action of Ejectment. For the Defendants. Samuel Myers & Jacob Brand vs. Hiram M. White and others--(Quare clausum frigit.) Action brought to recover damage done to partition wall. For the Plaintiffs--one dollar. Thirteen cases on the Civil List were continued and six settled by the parties. Court continued in session until Saturday Nov. 3rd and will meet again on Nov. 7th.
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah Gates, George W. Ilgenfritz, Mrs. Mary B. McKnight, EysterEsq., ReillyEsq., SharpeEsq., McLellanEsq., McClurrEsq., RoweEsq., Daniel Sprinkle, John Fisher, StumbaughEsq., CarlisleEsq., Daniel Dysher, Isaac Wise, J. Nill, T. J. Nill, J. R. Orr, T. X. Orr, William Biggs, Bonebrake, Lewis Deal, John Lesher, Samuel Mahan, Henry P. Cook, Daniel Jamison, Christian Freet, Jacob Ackerman, George Clarke, Peter Harlacher, Susan Corbitt, Nancy Wade, Clarke, Nancy Sturdevant, Carlisle Koon, Everett, Strickler, Franklin Foltz, Brant Lindsay, Mary Pence, Abram Koons, Samuel Briggs, Sarah Denig, Lewis Denig, Alex. K. McClure, Kennedy, Hiram M. White, Samuel Myers, Jacob Brand, Cessna, William McGrath, Isaac Kuhn, Jacob Barncord, Mrs. Rebecca Barncord)
Meeting At Marion
(Column 3)
Summary: The Republicans of Guilford met at J. Burk's public House in Marion, on Nov. 2nd, at which A. Stotler presided and A. Witherspoon acted as Secretary, and P. Hamman, Esq., spoke.
(Names in announcement: Mr. J. Burk, Mr. A. Stotler, Mr. A. Witherspoon, P. HammanEsq.)
The Republican Meetings
(Column 3)
Summary: Mention of Republican meetings held in Fannettsburg, Dry Run, Concord and Roxbury during the prior week, at which J. Cook and P. Henry Shough, Esqs., spoke.
(Names in announcement: J. CookEsq., P. Henry Shough)
Mount Vernon Association
(Column 4)
Summary: The listed amounts of contributions for September and October in Franklin County: Greenvillage--$10.87 and 1/2; Guilford Twp.--$2.88; Orrstown--$1.00; Fannettsburg--$1.00; Chambersburg--$1.62 and 1/2.
[No Title]
(Column 4)
Summary: A meeting was held in Strasburg, Tues. night last, at which P. Hamman, Esq., spoke.
(Names in announcement: P. HammanEsq.)

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Description of Page: Religious articles; Proclamation of the Presidential Election; advertisements.

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Description of Page: humorous story; national news; advertisements.

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Description of Page: repeated articles; political articles concerning other states; advertisements; land sales.

[No Title]
(Column 2)
Summary: Reference and question of an article, printed in Democrat newspapers, that states a Republican Judge Brinkerhoff in Ohio made a decision that made 14,000 negro voters; the editors remind readers that Judge Wood (a later Governor of Ohio) entitled all persons of less than half negro blood to vote.
(Column 3)
Summary: On Oct. 23rd, at the bride's father's home, the Rev. James Bruce married John C. McNary, of Washington Co., to Mary J. Rankin, daughter of J. C. Rankin, Esq., of Franklin Co. On Nov. 1st, at the Lutheran Chruch, Rev. Jacob Steck married James Boyd, of Philadelphia, to Ellen M. Grove, daughter of John Grove, Esq., of Chambersburg. On Nov. 1st, Rev. Z. A. Colestock married Isaac S. Brubaker to Catharine A. Showman, both of Franklin Co. On Nov. 1st, Rev. Z. A. Colestock married Joseph B. Bradley to Mrs. Elizabeth Rhoads, both of Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. James Bruce, Mr. John C. McNary, Miss Mary J. Rankin, J. C. RankinEsq., Rev. Jacob Steck, Mr. James Boyd, Miss Ellen M. Grove, John GroveEsq., Rev. Z. A. Colestock, Mr. Isaac S. Brubaker, Miss Catharine A. Showman, Mr. Joseph B. Bradley, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Rhoads)
(Column 3)
Summary: On Oct. 25th, in Chambersburg, Philip Peiffer died at age 49. On Oct. 25th Ellen Tindall died at age 16, at the home of her father, Dr. D. M. Tindall, in Philadelphia; (She had visited Fayetteville and Chambersburg during July and August, 1860.)
(Names in announcement: Philip Peiffer, Dr. D. M. Tindall, Miss Ellen Tindall)