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Union County Convention
(Column 1)Summary: The Union County Convention of Franklin County met at Court Hall, Chambersburg, on August 17. The following officers were elected: President--Dr. R. S. Brownson of Mercersburg; Vice Presidents--John E. Crawford of Fayetteville, and Thos. E. Fuller of Southampton; Secretaries--Geo. W. Walker, Washington, and J. S. Nixon of Chambersburg. The following delegates attended: Antrim--D. Watson Rowe, Jacob Pensinger, Augustus Shirey, William Snider, J. W. Barr, Carlton Young, William Stover, John Ruthrauff; Chambersburg (North Ward)--Edward Aughinbaugh, Jacob S. Nixon, Christian C. Foltz and (South Ward)--Thomas J. Earley, Peter Creighbaum, George J. Balsley; Concord--no names listed; Dry Run--J. W. Everett, Samuel C. Filson, Morton Gamble; Fayetteville--John Downey, Jacob B. Cook, John W. Barr, John E. Crawford, C. A. Funk; Greenvillage--Dr. C. T. McClay, Henry Wallace, A. H. Etter; Guilford--C. Harry McKnight, William Ferguson, Daniel J. Shull, J. L. Shank; Hamilton--Hezekiah Keefer, Jacob Crider, B. S. Huber; Letterkenny--John A. Horn, J. R. Weist, Abraham Keefer. Loudon--J D. McDowell, David Vance, Jacob Holman; Lurgan--John X. Smith, C. H. McClay, Andrew A. Pumroy; Metal--Capt. J. H. Walker, James Witherow, Jeremiah Miller; Mercersburg--Dr. R. S. Brownson, Jas. A. Patterson, William Hays, Thomas Creigh; Orrstown--David Spencer, Wm. L. Smith, E. W. Hays; Peters--William A. McKinney, R. Parker McFarlan; William L. McClellen; Quincy--William Fleagle, Dr. H. Rosenberg, John P. Study, Richard Carson, Melchor Elden; Southampton--J. G. Cressler, Thomas E. Fuller, John H. McMullen; St. Thomas--John R. Tankersly, William F. Roemer, Joseph Strock; Sulphur Spring--Samuel Seyock, J. M. Shearer, G. W. McCauley; Warren--Emanuel Secrist, Henry Thomas, John Conrad; Washington--W. S. Amberson, George W. Walker, Daniel Potter, J. H. Gordon, Nicholas Bonebrake, D. F. Gordon; Welsh Run--J. Watson Craig, S. M. Bowles, John Lackens. The Resolution committee included: D. W. Rowe, G. J. Balsley, Dr. C. T. McClay, Wm. Fleagle and W. S. Amberson. The following ran for the various offices (the first in each list was nominated): County Treasurer--Col. James G. Elder (St. Thomas), A. M. Criswell (Green); Prothonotary--K. Shannon Taylor (Chambersburg), McDowell (Chambers.), Reed (Chambers.); Register and Recorder--Henry Strickler (Antrim), Coyle (Mercersburg) and Lego (Green); Clerk of the Courts--William G. Mitchell (Southampton), Ditzler (Green), Fletcher (Chambers.), Walker (Wash.), Brotherton (Wash.), Shough (Antrim); Commissioner--Henry Good (Quincy), Hayes (Southampton), Skinner (Fannett), Angle (Montgomery); Director of the Poor--Capt. John Doebler (Chambersburg), Barr (Green), Sprecher (Letterkenny); Auditor--Williams S. Amberson (Washington), Caufman (Chambers.), Etter (Green); Candidate for Legislature--T. J. Nill (Chamberburg), Hyssong (Mercersburg), Stumbaugh (Chambers.), Everett (Chambers.), Cook (Upton). Three conferees were appointed to meet a similar committee from Fulton County to nominate a candidate for the legislature.
(Names in announcement: Dr. R. S. Brownson, John E. Crawford, Thos. E. Fuller, Geo. W. Walker, Jacob S. Nixon, D. Watson Rowe, Jacob Pensinger, Augustus Shirey, William Snider, J. W. Barr, Carlton Young, William Stover, John Ruthrauff, Edward Aughinbaugh, Christian Foltz, Thomas J. Earley, Peter Creighbaum, George J. Balsley, J. W. Everett, Samuel C. Filson, Morton Gamble, John Downey, Jacob B. Cook, John W. Barr, C. A. Funk, Dr. C. T. McClay, Henry Wallace, A. H. Etter, C. Harry McKnight, William Ferguson, Daniel J. Shull, J. L. Shank, Hezekiah Keefer, Jacob Crider, B. S. Huber, John A. Horn, J. R. Weist, Abraham Keefer, J. D. McDowell, David Vance, Jacob Holman, John X. Smith, C. H. McClay, Andrew A. Pumroy, Capt. J. H. Walker, James Witherow, Jeremiah Miller, Jas. A. Patterson, William Hays, Thomas Creigh, David Spencer, Wm. L. Smith, E. W. Hays, William A. McKinney, R. Parker McFarland, William L. McClellan, William Fleagle, Dr. H. Rosenberg, John P. Study, Richard Carson, Melchor Elden, J. G. Cressler, John H. McMullen, John R. Tankersly, William F.> Roemer, Joseph Strock, Samuel Seyock, J. M. Shearer, G. W. McCauley, Emanuel Secrist, Henry Thomas, John Conrad, W. S. Amberson, Daniel Potter, J. H. Gordon, Nicholas Bonebrake, D. F. Gordon, J. Watson Craig, S. M. Bowles, John Lackens, J. G. Elder, A. M. Criswell, K. Shannon Taylor, W. H. McDowell, J. H. Reed, Henry Strickler, David L. Coyle, C. W. Lego, John Ditzler, J. W. Fletcher, Geo. W. Walker, W. G. Mitchell, W. H. Brotherton, P. H. Shough, Henry Good, James Hayes, Daniel S. Skinner, Wm. Angle, John Barr, Capt. J. Sprecher, Capt. John Doebler, A. D. Caufman, John A. Hyssong, T. J. Nill, F. S. Stumbaugh, W. S. Everett, George Cook)
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Speech Of Daniel S. Dickinson
(Column 3)Summary: Prints a speech in Binghamton by Daniel S. Dickinson in which he argues that the rioters in New York worked in coordination with the Confederate invasion into Pennsylvania.
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AGRICULTURAL. Dangerous Weeds
(Column 1)Summary: Describes dangerous weeds, especially the Canada Thistle, and how to identify and destroy them.
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(Column 1)Summary: Describes the military situation. The Army of the Potomac rests on the northern side of the Rappahannock. The Repository discount rumors of Lee's reinforcement because of the "failure" of Confederate conscription. Burnside's "old Corps" reinforced Meade. Gen. Gilmore and Admiral Dalghren "doubtless" commenced a combined attack on the rebel works and forts in Charleston.A Riot Wanted
(Column 1)Summary: Criticizes the Harrisburg Patriot and Union for trying to provoke a riot in Schuylkill in response to the draft. The Repository continues its attacks on Judge Woodward for his "malignity and treachery" in fomenting "anarchy."
Full Text of Article:Charles The Valiant
The Harrisburg Patriot and Union announces with an air of fiendish triumph that "several regiments have been precipitated upon Schuylkill to enforce the draft," and in the same perfidious spirit inquires--"How does that sound?" What becomes of Forney's idea that the draft is an expression of the popular will-something "desired by the people, if it has to be enforced at the point of the bayonet?" Considering that the Patriot and Union has spared no pains to provoke open resistance to the draft, by its shameless perversions of the tenor and aim of the conscription act, and by its undisguised hostility to the war and the success of our army, it is not surprising that it should gloat with infernal joy over the remotest prospect of riot and murderous lawlessness within the limits of its own State. If there shall not be riots and anarchy, in the mining regions of Pennsylvania, it will be no fault of the Patriot and Union, for it has appealed to every base passion, to every unholy prejudice, and now, after having aroused its dupes to the verge of resistance, it plays its last card by pointing to the bayonets it has made to glisten over its own malignant work, and seems impatient lest the bloody pageant should be averted.
The fidelity of the people of Pennsylvania to the laws, as a rule, has evidently been a source of the keenest mortification to Judge Woodward's central organ. For weeks past it has labored for a general revolution; but in no section, save in the mining regions, has there been a shadow of response to its mingled malignity and treachery. Despairing in its efforts for a sweeping hurricane of anarchy, it is still unwilling to forego entirely its treasonable enterprise, and it now bends its energies with unrelenting fury to crimson the mining regions of Schuylkill, Luzerne, &c., with the blood of their own citizens. It well knows that there and there only is a lingering hope of lawlessness--there where free schools are contemned and the regular Democratic ticket voted with a yell, it makes its last, exhausting appeal for the deadly work of revolution to begin.
It has well selected its field of operations. If it cannot breed lawlessness in Schuylkill, then must its occupation be gone, for in no other section of the State have ignorance, prejudice and partizan hatred promised such abundant fruits of treason. In portions of Schuylkill, peopled exclusively with minters, Jeff. Davis could reign supreme, surrounded by approving subjects, as long as Frank Hughes and such echoes of his sentiments as the Patriot and Union did not invoke their prejudices against him. The writer hereof had somewhat to do with this people a year ago when the last draft was made; and in Cass township the miners stopped work and resolved that they would not be drafted, and that they would permit no resident of that district, however willing, to respond to the call of his country. In pursuance of that resolution they mobbed the cars loaded with patriotic conscripts and drove them out with pistols, knives and stones, and but for the timely interposition of the Catholic clergy, who finally brought them to peaceable submission, we should have had the riots then which the Patriot and Union so badly wants now. A little inquiry into the character, habits and prejudices of these men, and the uses for which they are employed by designing and reckless political leaders, removes all surprise at their probable attempt to defy the laws. During three years there were thirteen deliberate murders in Cass township, and not a single criminal was brought to trial. The District Attorney labored in vain to have processes served and arrests made, but the civil authorities had become completely powerless before this perpetual mob. Democratic politicians must have their votes, and they cannot hand or imprison one half and vote the balance at their pleasure, so the laws have become a by-word and mockery, while an almost unanimous Democratic vote at elections; an occasional little home riot, and now and then seasons of labor at their own prices and under their own regulations, vary the amusements of the innocent creatures upon whom several regiments of men have been "precipitated" to enforce the laws.
Gen. Whipple, the military commander at Pottsville, has already had several rifle balls "precipitated' at him by skulking assassins, and the mines have been stopped by the operatives preparatory to a general shindy when the draft is made. They are perfectly masters of law-makers, law officers and property owners in their region; and when they want prices of gods reduced, wages raised, bosses discharged, systems revised, processes prevented, or particular laws defied, they resolve to have it done, and hitherto their decree has been final. Judges, Sheriffs, and other officers of the courts must be voted for by the enlightened and virtuous citizens of Cass and kindred townships, and when once elected it is trouble enough for the leaders to keep them in order for the next election, without exasperating them by imposing upon them the restraints and penalties of the laws. Their last resolve was against the draft--it should not be made--the conscripts should not report for duty, and all labor has been arrested to prepare for a free flight. But it seems ideas about Gen. Couch has some old-fashioned ideas about the Cass township amusements of killing, robbing and defying laws generally, and he has "precipitated" several regiments upon the exceedingly docile citizens of the mines. Instead of making speeches to them and telling them to vote the Democratic ticket and thus stop the draft and this "nigger-war," he has employed as his orators several batteries of artillery and the gleam of several thousand bayonets; and judging from the agonies of the Patriot and Union he has almost persuaded them to reputable citizenship. Whether they will submit, as do better men everywhere, or whether they will bring upon themselves the fearful consequence of lawlessness, is for the Patriot and Union, Frank Hughes, and other owners of their prejudices to determine. If they insist upon a riot in behalf of Jeff. Davis, a small experiment can now be made in that way; but beyond a few funerals of the men who should have been hung long ago for the reckless commission of capital crimes, and the consequent reduction of Judge Woodward's vote at the next election, we don't see the profits of the transaction. The laws will be vindicated--the time has come.
(Column 1)Summary: Ridicules Hon. Charles J. Biddle who left Congress to fight for the Union and had the opportunity to fight at Gettysburg but never arrived.Charleston
(Column 4)Summary: Reports that while Gen. Beauregard set up a strong defense for Charleston, Gen. Gilmore secured Morris Island, giving the Union troops the advantage.Union Leagues
(Column 5)Summary: Urges the establishment of Union Leagues in every district in Franklin County.
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There should be a Union League organized in every election district of Franklin County without delay. It needs but a little effort, is attended with little or no expense, and in no way can so much effective work be done to promote the Union cause.
Union Leagues should be working institutions. With active officers and efficient committees, every vote in the district can be ascertained--the doubtful strengthened, the timid and hesitating supplied with documents, and, above all, a full vote can thus be secured in October. A full vote in Franklin, bear in mind, will give 1,000 Union majority.
Let the good work begin at once. There is no time for delay. The enemy is busy everywhere, quietly talking about taxation, debt, Abolitionism and kindred treachery to mislead honest voters against the government. Their efforts must be met sternly by the patriotic Union men, and they have but to expose the treasonable designs of Copperhead leaders, to alienate hundreds of loyal Democrats from the support of Woodward.
Sometimes public meetings are necessary or wise--sometimes not. Let the Leagues see to this, and when speakers or documents are wanted, call on the Chairman of the County Committee for them and they will be forthcoming. Now is the time to begin the work of organization, and we hope that two weeks hence will see a thoroughly officered Union League in every district in the county.
(Column 6)Summary: Responds to the Spirit's complaints about the elections in Kentucky, where Gen. Burnside forbade any disloyal men from voting. The Spirit argued that the Union ticket was elected through an act of "despotism." The Repsitory presents the account of another Democratic newspaper, the Buffalo Courier, which declared the election a success over abolition and secession.[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Argues with the Spirit over Brig. Gen. Alexander Hamiliton's actions on Union property seizures in Adams County.
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A National Cemetery
(Column 1)Summary: Reports the proposed suggestion for the establishment of a national cemetery for the fallen soldiers at Gettysburg.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Notes the collapse of the rebel financial "bubble" in England because of the decline of the loan's premium to thirty-five percent.A Soldier's Tribute
(Column 1)Summary: Praises Gov. Curtin's efforts to enroll large numbers of Pennsylvanians in the Union army and to organize the P. B. V. C.
Editorial Comment: "The following tribute to Gov. Curtin we extract from a private letter written by an officer in the Army of the Potomac:"Washington
(Column 1)Summary: Describes the draft as well as the reactions of participants. The article criticizes the unfair disproportion of poor, refugees, and black men's names enrolled compared to the wealthier disloyal families.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Complains that the names of the black contrabands have been added to the draft along with those of the "cursed disloyal population."
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The skedaddling from this city even in May and June, 1861, could hardly surpass that of the past few days. In fact, in order to keep some of the drafted ones here, an embargo, in the shape of a pass system, has been put on, in order to get out of the city.
There is only one thing wrong in the draft of this District. It is this. The poor negro and the sojourners from the loyal States temporarily stopping here, have all been enrolled and their names put in the box, with the cursed disloyal population, natives of this place, "to the manor born"--those who have been sucking the milk of Uncle, or Aunt, Sam, if you please--from childhood to manhood, and gnawing away in their old age--yet silently stabbing the Government by night and by day. Those who you know, as well as I, that there runs not a drop of loyal blood in their veins. Among these have the names of the poor contraband, and free negro, and sojourners been mixed. Consequently the chances of these disloyal persons being drawn is diminished so much so, that almost every third name drawn is a poor negro. Consequently nearly all the quota of the District will be filled by citizens of the loyal States or by "men of color."
The new song which is all the rage in the Hospitals, and which is beginning to be sung in "First class boarding houses" here, very appropriately too, is--"When this Gruel war is over."
(Column 2)Summary: On August 13, Rev. J. Steck married Daniel W. Embich to Catharine E. Cearns, both of Chambersburg.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Steck, Mr. Daniel W. Embich, Miss Catharine E. Cearns)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 6, at the residence of the bride's father, in Amberson's Valley, Rev. S. Young, married Wm. A. Magee to Mary K. Piper, both of Franklin.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. Young, Mr. Wm. A. Magee, Miss Mary K. Piper, Mr. Piper)
(Column 2)Summary: On July 28, Rev. M. Wolf married Frederick G. Dittman to Matilda Shaefer, both of Chambersburg.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. M. Wolf, Mr. Frederick G. Dittman, Miss Matilda Shaefer)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 13, Rev. M. Wolf married George Goettman to Regina Bauer, both of Chambersburg.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. M. Wolf, Mr. George Goettman, Miss Regina Bauer)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 13, Rev. F. Dyson married Jacob McFarren to Mary J. Cell, both of Franklin.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson, Mr. Jacob McFarren, Miss Mary J. Cell)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 1, in York, Pa., Rev. John Denig, a native and a resident of Chambersburg for many years, died in his 70th year.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Denig)
(Column 2)Summary: On July 17, in Guilford Township, Catharine, wife of John P. Stouffer, died at 36 years, 4 months, and 21 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Catharine Stouffer, Mr. John P. Stouffer)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 15, in Guilford, Hannah, wife of John Steuffer, Sen., died at 74 years, 3 months, and 21 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Hannah Steuffer, John SteufferSen.)
(Column 2)Summary: On July 23, in Athens, Menard County, Ill., Mrs. Elizabete, wife of Ezekiel Kalb and daughter of Jessee Cummins (deceased) formerly of Chambersburg, died at 53 years, 6 months and 10 days. She left a husband and four children.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Elizabete Kalb, Ezekiel Kalb, Mr. Jessee Cummins)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 9, in New York, Patrick Brown, formerly of Chambersburg, died.Died
(Names in announcement: Patrick Brown)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 9, in Mercersburg, James M. Bradley, died in his 31st year.Died
(Names in announcement: James M. Bradley)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 6, in Greencastle, Catharine S., daughter of Adam Goetz, died in her 7th year.Died
(Names in announcement: Catharine S. Goetz, Adam Goetz)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 7, near Greencastle, Harry Atwood, son of William and Susan M. Allison, died at age 2 years and 2 months.Died
(Names in announcement: Harry Atwood Allison, Wm. Allison, Susan M. Allison)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 8, in Greencastle, Willie, son of William H. Davison died at 7 months.Died
(Names in announcement: Willie Davison, William H. Davison)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 3, at Welsh Run, Fanny Shaffner, died at age 25 years, 10 months and 18 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Fanny Shaffner)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 6, in Washington County, Maryland, Samuel, son of Henry and Mary Rice, died at 4 years, 10 months, and 15 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel Rice, Henry Rice, Mary Rice)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 8, in Peters Township, Henry Brubaker died at the age of 61 years and 10 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Henry Brubaker)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 6, in Guilford Township, Nicholas Flack died at age 87.Died
(Names in announcement: Nicholas Flack)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 9, Elizabeth, daughter of Adam and Catharine Leitner, died at 8 months and 3 days.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Leitner, Adam Leitner, Catharine Leitner)
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(Column 1)Summary: Court proceedings which began on August 10, with Judge Nill presiding, and his associates, James O. Carson and W. W. Paxton, Esq., on the Bench. The cases for Oyer and Terminer: Commonwealth vs. Joshua Morgan--Rape, Not Guilty; Com. vs. Daniel McCormick--Robbery of J. A. S. Cramer, Guilty, imprisonment for 3 years. (McCormick is a soldier). Quarter Sessions: Com. vs Mary Hawkwins--Larceny; plead guilty, imprisonment in County jail for 3 months; Com. vs. George Washington--Assault and Battery, Guilty, imprisonment 1 month; Com. vs. Lewis Bear--Assault and Battery, Guilty, pay $10 fine; Com. vs. John Reasoner, Jr.--Keeping ferocious dogs, not a true bill, Nicholas Uglow (the accuser) to pay costs of prosecution; Com. vs. Adam George--Rape, Assault with intent to ravish, Fornication and Bastardy, Guilty, support of child (75 cents per week) until it is seven, and enter into a $300 bond with the Director of the Poor against maintaining the child; Com. vs. John Myers--Assault and Battery, Guilty, Fine $10; Com. vs. George Nave and Michael Nave--Larceny, Guilty, George--1 day imprisonment and court costs, Michael--imprisonment of 3 months and court costs; Com. vs. George Nave and Michael Nave--Larceny, verdict not given, George--imprisonment in Eastern Penitentiary 2 years and court costs; Com. vs. John A. Cramer, John Gelwicks, George Gelwicks, Robert V. Jones, Peter Gray and Thomas L. Fletcher--Riot, Assault and Battery and false imprisonment, (charges of riot and false imprisonment dropped, and assault charges dropped for Peter Gray and Thomas L. Fletcher), Not Guilty, but the four defendants pay seven-eighths of costs and Henry Holby one-eighth; Com. vs. Ann M. Smith--Larceny, Not Guilty; Com. vs. Alexander Barr--Assault and Battery, plead Guilty, imprisonment in County jail 1 day and court costs; Coms vs. Edwin M. Byers--Aiding a prisoner to escape, Guilty, imprisonment in county jail 3 months and court costs; Com. vs. John Robinson--Keeping a disorderly house, Guilty, no sentence; Com. vs. William Young--Assault and Battery, Not Guilty, prosecutor to pay costs.Sanitary
(Names in announcement: Hon. Judge. Nill, James O. CarsonEsq., W. W. PaxtonEsq., Joshua Morgan, Daniel McCormick, J. A. S. Cramer, Mary Hawkins, George Washington, Lewis Beard, John Reasoner, Nicholas Uglow, Adam George, John Myers, George Nave, Michael Nave, John A. Cramer, John Gelwicks, George Gelwicks, Robert V. Jones, Peter Gray, Thomas L. Fletcher, Henry Holby, Ann M. Smith, Alexander Barr, Edwin M. Byers, John Robinson, William Young)
(Column 2)Summary: Warns of sickness, particularly cholera, in the hot months. The article recommends extreme cleanliness inside and outside the home and details the warning signs of cholera and its remedies.
Full Text of Article:Our Cavalry Companies
It is not to be disguised that much sickness prevails in this community although it has not assumed a very malignant or epidemic character; but our citizens should not delay in adopting every proper precautionary measure to preserve the general health. The season has been eminently calculated to produce sickness. The protracted wet spell in July has made a most luxuriant growth of vegetation, and filled all the pools and low lands with stagnant water, which have dried out under the scorching sun of the severe heated term that followed; and deadly miasmas now fill the atmosphere. In addition to these causes, the military occupation of the county has contributed largely to create sickness. In every direction about Chambersburg, camps of soldiers, or corrals of horses, or camps of wagon trains, have abounded, and raw troops, especially when occupying places but temporarily, never practice the rigid rules of cleanliness necessary to preserve health. In the evening the citizens are met with sickening stenches in and around the town, arising from imperfectly buried animals, or the filth of corrals or camps, and unless some rigid sanitary regulations are speedily adopted, we may have an epidemic. It is worthy of notice that the present season is in some respects similar to the summer of 1852, when the cholera prevailed. True we have not the cold, damp weather alternately with hot suns, but we have the similarity unmistakably in the rapid tendency of everything to putrify or mould. It is almost impossible to keep fresh meat for even a day, and mould will be found in every close room or closet if closed up for even a short time.
It is not generally difficult to avert epidemics; but it is always difficult to arrest them when once they launch forth their deadly power. The prompt application of disinfectants, under any circumstances at this season of the year, is always wise, and now it is an imperative necessity if we would not expose ourselves foolishly to disease. Quick lime is the most accessible, the cheapest and one of the best disinfecting agents, and it can scarcely be used too bountifully. Every citizen should see at once to his cellar and to any filth about his premises, and have lime applied wherever there is decaying vegetable or animal matter. Old camps should be thoroughly sprinkled with lime, and every damp cellar should be promptly cleansed and limed, and ventilated as well as possible.
At the present time, when sun-stroke is alarmingly common, and when no one is altogether exempt from the sudden and usually fatal results of exposure to the great heat just now prevalent, it may be well to disseminate as widely as may be a knowledge of how to remedy, and, if possible, to avoid, this trouble. The following statements concerning coup de soleil may be taken as authoritative:
The premonition of an attack are readily recognized. There is a feeling of pressure upon the head; the blood tingles in the vessels; and the air seems too hot and tenuous for breathing. A person who was once thus affected tells us that he was relieved by immediately bathing the head, arms and shoulders in water. While performing this operation he experienced a sensation as though burning coals had been spread over his whole scalp; but in less than an hour every oppressive symptom had passed way. A young brother of his, who was similarly attacked, was not so cautious. He fell to the ground insensible, while at labor in the harvest field, and after lingering two or three days--much of the time comatose, and with what a physician mistakenly termed and treated as typhoid fever--was suffered to die.
The remedies "laid down in the books" are alcoholic and ammoniacal stimulants; these are "diffusive" and causing an equable circulation of blood throughout the body, and particularly to the surface. The patient is directed to swallow the medicine; but if he is "out of his head" it can be given by enema. Washing the head with cold water, and rubbing liniments upon the surface with the hands, keeping up the friction as long as may be necessary, will generally answer the purpose. When dullness or stupor remains, coffee and strong tea are efficacious.
The means of prevention are simple. Persons in sound health are seldom attacked; previous debility, general depression of the vital forces, unusual and excessive physical exertion, violent gusts of passion, excessive drinking of cold water or alcoholic beverages, superadded to the exposure to the summer sun or a hot fire, create the danger. Careful moderation in these particulars will generally secure exemption. The Arab, wandering in an arid desert, subsisting on camel's milk and a few vegetables, is seldom attacked; his blood is not vitiated by stimulating food or unwholesome drink. Sir Joseph Banks spent twenty minutes in an oven where beef was cooking, without harm. Fishermen, for the sake of protection, sometimes fill their hats with moist sea-weed; though any large leaves, or even a wet cloth upon the head, will answer as well. This is an infallible preventive and should be more generally observed by laboring men.
(Column 3)Summary: Lists the rolls for three of the five cavalry companies from Franklin County under Gen. Couch. Captain Hullinger commands Company D with privates Atherton to F. Zarman. Captain Pisle commands Company I with privates J. E. Allison to W. Wonderlich. Captain Miles commands Company L with privates J. Aursherman to W. Zimmerman.Rebel Hospital
(Names in announcement: Capt. J. Courtney Hullinger, 1st Lieut. Harry B. Kindig, 2nd Lieut. Jason C. Patton, 1st Serg. D. B. Greenawalt, 2nd Serg. David Chamberlain, 3rd Serg. D. L. Piale, 4th Serg. Richards Waters, 5th Serg. J. K. Hood, 6th Serg. Samuel Z. Maxwell, 7th Serg. A. L. C. Dingwalt, 8th Serg. H. F. Gordon, 1st Corp. D. R. Gordon, 2nd Corp. W. H. Houghtlin, 3rd Corp. Thomas H. Donavan, 4th Corp. T. J. Buchanan, 5th Corp. John H. Rhodes, 6th Corp. William H. [illegible], 7th Corp. W. H. Kindig, 8th Corp. David Hyss ng, 1st Bugler H. R. Hockersmith, 2nd Bugler J. H. Crawford, Farrier Peter Gockley, Saddler E. W. Beecher, 1st Blacksmith David S. Forbes, 2nd Blacksmith John Funk, Wagoner Christian Freet, Jacob B. Atherton, John Armstrong, William Armstrong, J. D. Burkholder, S. J. Banker, J. R. Boyle, W. A. Barnet, W. A. Butler, William Berry, J. F. Bitner, T. F. Colby, Adam Coleman, John Carbaugh, Conrad Coldsmith, Thomas Cunningham, George S. Deems, Theodore Doyle, david Dine, Frederick Eyster, G. W. Ervin, Jacob Eyer, Daniel H. Finefrock, J. M. Foreman, T. M. Foreman, John Flory, John Greenawalt, William H. George, Hiram George, B. Franklin Huber, Thomas C. Heckerman, Martin Huber, W. H. Huber, George W. Harmon, J. F. Keefer, S. W. Kindig, S. J. Killian, Hiram Keasy, John Korn, John Kelley, Frank Lightner, W. H. Longenecker, William Laughbaum, George J. Ludwig, Upton H. Moore, Robert W. Moore, G. A. Minick, George W. Mowers, William Nickles, H. C. Ocker, J. W. Poorman, William H. Pfoutz, S. W. Pilkington, Abraham Rennecker, John Rench, Burns White, J. W. Rosenberger, Isadore A. Stumbaugh, John Stumbaugh, Conrad Stumbaugh, David Stouffer, Charles Spear, Thomas J. Spencer, Levi Sleighter, W. V. Stahl, Jacob G. Shirk, H. F. Shaner, Wilson R. Stuart, John E. Shively, John Saum, R. Sibbit, D. B. Timmons, Abraham Weaver, John Wonderly, Edward Weland, W. A. Youst, Frank Zarman, Capt. Christian Pisle, 1st Lieut. A. Bennet, 2nd Lieut. William F. Peiffer, 1st Serg. George W. Daily, 2nd Serg. Jacob Shaffer, 3rd Serg. George W. Bowman, 4th Serg. Louis H. Sprecher, 5th Serg. James Cosgrove, 6th Serg. Solomon Coy, 1st Corp. George Wilson, 2nd Corp. Peter Rossman, 3rd Corp. Cyrus F. Kelly, 4th Corp. Jacob Nailer, 5th Corp. A. F. Keyes, 6th Corp. Joseph Mentzer, 7th Corp. William Claudy, 8th Corp. Samuel Long, Q. Master Serg. J. B. Anderson, Forage Master Samuel S. Walck, Blacksmith Henry Berger, Saddler John R. Strawbridge, Company Clerk John M. King, John E. Allison, David P. Brown, Theodore Brandt, Joseph Burk, David Black, John Black, William Butler, Malachi K. Brindle, Harman Bumbaugh, Charles Brown, Jacob Baker, John A. Berger, Jason Callowmel, Isaiah Caufman, Frederick Deck, Jno. Douse, Henry C. Edmunson, Henry W. Elliott, George Evans, Christopher C. Funk, Philip Fisher, David S. Fleck, Scott Fleck, Levi Gipe, Jno. F. Gipe, George Gates, Jno. Grove, Christian Gearhart, Abraham Grove, Andrew Hamilton, Frank Huber, George Hughes, John Hughes, John R. Huber, Felix L. Huber, William A. Hamilton, Samuel Heffner, Thomas M. Kennedy, Silas M. Kuhn, James Lovett, Thomas Lane, David McCormick, William M. McClure, Michael Matthews, Theodore Myers, Harman Moser, James B. Miller, Henry McFern, Mortimer Murray, Henry Null, John C. Ocker, John R. Pilgrim, Thomas Patterson, Joseph Pfoutz, Henry Pugh, Mark Pugh, George Pugh, Henry L. Reitzel, Emanuel T. Reed, Edward Ridgely, John Richardson, George Roth, James Reed, Jacob Reed, John Stoner, David C. Swanger, Samuel Suders, John Suders, John Sloan, Samuel H. Snively, Joseph Shannon, Emanuel Shatzer, William Saltsman, William Taylor, Pius Wagonhouser, Martin Wagonhouser, William Wonderlich, Capt. George L. Miles, 1st. Lieut. Thomas D. French, 2nd Lieut. John H. Harmony, Orderly Wilson H. Reilly, 1st Duty Serg. John King, 2nd do. Serg. Edward Monath, 3rd Serg. Frederick W. Shenefield, 4th Serg. Archibald S. McCalloh, 5th Serg. William F. Selser, 1st Corp. William Johnson, 2nd Corp. Amos J. Sellers, 3rd Corp. George Jackson, 4th Corp. John F. Harmony, 5th Corp. William H. Dull, 6th Corp. Daniel V. Umholtz, 7th Corp. Harvey Hallett, 8th George N. Bidinger, Q. Master Serg. John D. McClintock, Commissary Serg. John T. Pfoutz, 1st Bugler Benjamin T. Morris, 2nd Bugler George Shireman, Blacksmith Adam Kadle, Saddler James W. McCune, Saddler James McElroy, John Aursherman, G. Henry Bowers, John Burke, Samuel Baum, John Beesecker, David Craig, William H. Coldsmith, Henry Cook, Joseph Carney, Charles Cusie, George Cole, James Cline, John Dick, George Dorf, James W. Dean, G. Simon Etchberger, Henry J. Eberly, Edward F. Eberly, Hiram Foster, Upton Funk, Otterbine Frey, Frederick Fritz, Isaac Flemming, Thadeus C. Graves, John Greenawalt, John Gross, Micheal Houman, Robert Hatfield, David W. Houser, Andrew Hoffman, John B. Harmony, Jacob Immell, William Knight, Peter Kadel, Joseph Keller, Charles H. Lynch, Nelson Lane, Heury Lane, Henry H. Longsdorf, William Myers, Henry C. Mason, David Miller, Robert Myers, Amos W. Newman, John Pressler, William N. Peck, Ambrose J. Price, Daniel S. Peck, John W. Riffle, Isaac Rupp, Willilam H. Rea, John Snider, George W. Shaffer, William Stone, Adam Smith, David Strealy, Hiram Shoeman, John A. Showths, Henry Sweger, Alexander Shields, David Sharar, William Stalliper, Jasper N. Sheely, Nicholas Stredy, Edward S. Shrader, John Thirtyacre, Frederick Ulrich, John F. Vanderan, Josiah M. Vanlear, Henry S. Weaver, Edward Weston, Samuel Weaver, John Wise, David Warren, Fairfax Washington, David Yutzie, William Zimmerman)
(Column 3)Summary: Discusses the treatment of approximately fifty rebels in the School House Hospital. The article disputes rebel charges of inhumane treatment and criticizes rebel "reciprocal" treatment.The Draft
(Column 4)Summary: Announces the beginning of the draft in Franklin County. The article also suggests that three representatives of each party in each township aid Eyster, to protect against accusations of partiality. The draft dates are as follows: on August 27th--Antrim and Chambersburg; August 28th--Fannett, Green, Guilford, Hamilton, Letterkenny, Lurgan, Metal, and Montgomery; and August 29th--Peters, Quincy, St. Thomas, Southampton, Warren, and Washington. The quotas for the districts of Franklin are as follows: Antrim--146; Chambersburg (North Ward)--88 and (South Ward)--65; Fannett--63; Green--76; Guilford--79; Hamilton--36; Letterkenny--49; Lurgan--32; Metal--36; Montgomery--111; Peters--73; Quincy--72; St. Thomas--42; Southampton--45; Warren--19; and Washington-99, with a total of 1131.
(Names in announcement: Capt. EysterProvost Marshall)Full Text of Article:Female Seminary
It is officially announced that the Draft will commence on Monday next, at the headquarters of Provost Marshal Eyster, in the Masonic Hall in this place, and will be continued from day to day until completed. The draft will be first made for Adams, then for Bedford, and then for Franklin, commencing with Antrim and the two wards of Chambersburg on Thursday of next week. Capt. Eyster has given notice by hand bills distributed throughout every district that the drawing will be public, and the citizens are asked to witness it. Of the entire fairness and impartiality of Capt. Eyster no one can doubt; but to avoid the remotest pretext for cavil, a joint committee of say three from each political party should be chosen by each township, to attend and witness the entire operation of the draft for their respective districts. This was done in Philadelphia in every ward, and we feel assured that Capt. Eyster would be glad to extend every facility for information to such committees. The people are all interested in the draft--if not for themselves, for their sons or other kindred; but they cannot all attend the drawing; and the better way is that three intelligent and reputable men from each party be chosen by their respective parties to represent the people on the occasion.
In our advertising columns will be found full instructions relative to the grounds and mode of exemptions. The list of names drawn for Franklin county will be published in the Repository, together with such incidents of note occurring during the draft as may be of peculiar interest. The several districts of the county will be drawn as follows: Thursday, August 27th--Antrim, North and South Wards; Friday, 28th--Fannett, Green, Guilford, Hamilton, Leterkenny, Lurgan, Metal and Montgomery; Saturday, 29th--Peters, Quincy, St. Thomas, Southampton, Warren and Washington.
The quotas of the several districts of this county are as follows: Antrim, 146; North Ward, 88; South Ward, 65; Fannett, 62; Green, 76; Guilford 79; Hamilton, 36; Leterkenny, 49; Lurgan, 32; Metal, 36; Montgomery, 111; Peters, 73; Quincy, 73; St. Thomas, 42; Southampton, 45; Warren, 19; Washington, 99--total 1131.
(Column 4)Summary: Praises the success of the Female Seminary and its teachers despite the two years of war.Murder Of Mr. Jeremiah Fisher
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Reeves, Miss DeForest, Miss Curtis)
(Column 4)Summary: Reports the murder of Jeremiah Fisher, a former resident of Franklin County, in Druid Hill Park, near Baltimore on August 6. Fisher of Fisher, Boyd & Co., was a dry-goods business man.The Chambersburg Academy
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah Fisher)
(Column 5)Summary: Praises the Chambersburg Academy, under the supervision of J. R. Kinney, and notes its new commercial and military training departments.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J. R. Kinney)
(Column 5)Summary: Describes the party thrown by the officers of the 158th regiment for Col. David B. McKibbin, at which Lieut. Col. Troxel presided. The regiment is scheduled to leave soon.The Barn
(Names in announcement: Col. David B. McKibbin, Lieut. Col. Troxel)
(Column 5)Summary: Reports the destruction of A. Dieter's barn, crop, and sheep in Guilford Township by lightning on August 11.
(Names in announcement: Mr. A. Deiter)