Franklin Repository: October 7, 1863Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
Description of Page: The page includes anecdotes and a map of the United States showing the progress of the war.
Gossip With Our Friends
(Column 1)Summary: Responds to slogans of "Orrstown will never, never, NEVER go White Slavery or Negro Equality" at the Democratic mass meeting. The author denies black equality, but accepts "respectable" blacks. He also mentions the bribery of people with 15 cents to join the Democratic parade as evidence of Democratic attempts to buy Republican votes with Southern money.
(Names in announcement: Joseph PrittsEsq.)Full Text of Article:The Vote of 1862
We are untainted by politics. We were never proposed for an office, never served in any official capacity, and never expect to. We have even a holy horror of a politician, particularly an unsuccessful one, and in the present instance wash our hands of any intention to meddle out of our sphere. Nothing but outraged humanity could bring us out, and outraged humanity has brought as [sic] out. Listen to our story and judge for yourselves, O, Black Republicans, and ye too, O, Cop--Democrats.
Thursday was the great Democratic mass meeting day. We have nothing to say about "the brawny sons of toil," "the unterrified," "the salt of the earth," and all that; nothing to say about the flags and banners, not even of the motto which renders Orrstown immortal, which places that village among the wonders of the world, of the motto that will go down to posterity "Kite-ing," the motto which some Ashantee, Dahomey, Benin or Biaffra negro in future ages, sitting on an aged fence-rail, will order to be photographed for his negro grand-children by negro Hogarths, and Michael Angelos, and Murillos, and Zeuxis-es who are yet to be. This motto was noticed by Joseph Pritts, Esq., of yore, once the Editor of this paper. He that read this article will never forget it. With what deep emotion he dwelt upon those solemn words, "Orrstown can't go White Slavery," "Orrstown can't go White Slavery," "Orrstown can't go White Slavery,"--"nor Negro Equality." What a love for the white man in general does the first clause exhibit, and what a respect for the degraded white man in particular, the second. "Britons never, never will be slaves," and "Orrstown will never, never, Never go White Slavery or Negro Equality." How well do we remember in our school-boy days the acute anguish we felt when a smarter or sharper neighbor "trapped" us; as we grew older we hated to be "cut out" Sunday nights at the church door; and when we graduated into a dry goods store we didn't feel pleased when our opposition sold more than we did. A low, ignorant, degraded white man can't admire a negro like Fred. Douglas. We wouldn't under the circumstances. Now we don't think the white and black races equal, but when a negro does get ahead of a white man, why not admit it. Suppose, for instance, to be practical, that Orrstown prefer as tenants, respectable negroes who would pay the rent, or some mean white men that wouldn't? Suppose Orrstown was attacked by the Rebels, who were just about applying the torch to Orrstown's houses and barns. would Orrstown object to the timely arrival of a negro Union regiment who would cut in pieces their thieving enemy? Suppose--but that's not enough; you may think so, but we have not forgotten the outrage that we threatened to expose.
One of many of the wagons in the Democratic procession was not full, in fact almost empty, and a bonus of fifty cents was offered to any that would ride in it. This tempted one of our Republicans to such a degree, that he undertook the job, the ride for nothing and fifty cents for the disgrace. Would the world believe it? after the ride he was offered fifteen cents; fifteen cents for a ride in a Democratic procession; fifteen cents to be gazed upon by the youth and beauty of Chambersburg, in an open wagon; fifteen cents to be pointed at by the dirty fingers of ragged boys, as the Republican who had pilloried himself ffor [sic] fifteen cents! But hold, the worst is to come; that fifteen cents has been secured by us; we have it in our office, and can show it to the antiquarian. We give below as near as our types will admit a facsimile of it--the color of the paper and the torn edges are untransferable:
Stanton, [sic] Va., May 25, 1863.
The County of Augusta
will pay to the bearer, at the office of the County Treasurer,
In bankable currency when presented in sums of Five Dollars. By order of Court.
Robert Guy, Presiding Justice.
There, it is off our mind now, and for that was a Republican bought. Are we as Republicans to bear this? Does not, this prove that the Rebel agents, assisted by renegade Democrats, are buying up Republican votes--the money furnished in profusion by the South. O, the Times (not the Spirit and Times), O, the Manners!
(Column 3)Summary: Publishes the vote of 1862 for Auditor General in Franklin County: Slenker--3140, and Cochran--3157. The Repository predicts a larger Union victory for 1863.In Memoriam
(Names in announcement: Slenker, Cochran)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the memoriam to B. M. Wolff by the Diagnothean Literary Society, of Franklin and Marshall College.Col. Montgomery
(Names in announcement: B. M. Wolff, P. D. Baker, E. C. Reed, T. W. Franklin)
(Column 4)Summary: Praises the speeches of Col. Montgomery, of Vicksburg, and Hon. A. H. Chase, of New York, on the Court House on September 30.Fatal Accident
(Column 4)Summary: Reports the fatal accident of Henry Lane. Nelson Lane accidentally shot his brother when Henry tried to stop him from shooting a dog. Both were from the area and had enlisted in a cavalry company in Chambersburg commanded by Capt. Miles.Brief War Items
(Names in announcement: Henry Lane, Nelson Lane, Capt. Miles)
(Column 2)Summary: Includes information on rebel losses at Chickamauga, Bob Toombs of Georgia, Gen. Rosecrans, Gen. Hooker, Gen. Butterfield, Gen. McCook, Gen. Crittenden, and Gen. Pope. The article notes that Jefferson Davis offers to release Southern convicts for joining the rebel army. The Repository deems this action "entirely proper that convicted murderers, thieves, and all manner of desperadoes and outlaws should be placed on an equality with the worse than criminal traitors and outlaws who have taken up arms against the Republic." The article also mentions Gov. Brown's disputes with the Confederate government over seizures of property.
Description of Page: The page includes advertisements and military notices.
New York. The Village of Goshen--Goshen Butter and Cheese--Dutch Cows--Beautiful Country-Seat--Monument to the Memory of the Heroes of Minisink, &c
(Column 1)Summary: Describes the village of Goshen.
Trailer: "Enigma"Philadelphia. Union Meeting--Gov. Curtin--Diligence of the State Committee--Dr. Brownson Ex-Gov. Johnston, "Buckeye Blacksmith," Col. Fitzgerald and Francis J. Grand Stumping for Curtin
(Column 2)Summary: Discusses the Union meeting in Philadelphia.
Trailer: "Tuscarora"A Touching Incident
(Column 3)Summary: Prints the melodramatic story of a soldier, who was wounded and helped by Curtin. The soldier later visited Curtin to thank him and Curtin discovered that the soldier was a woman who hid her gender to fight.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia PressEditorial Comment: "The Press records the following touching incident, which occurred in Philadelphia last week. It is but one of many evidences Gov. Curtin has met with in every part of the State, of the appreciation of his efforts in behalf of the soldiers:"An Arkansas Love Letter
(Column 4)Summary: Prints a letter supposedly written by an Arkansas girl to her Confederate soldier. The Repository ridicules the writer's lack of education and the uninspiring content.
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(Column 1)Summary: Blames the Union losses at Chattanooga on M'Cook and Crittendon. The author maintains a positive outlook for Rosecrans's army in fighting Bragg. The article reports that the Army of the Potomac and Lee's army are at a standstill.Orrstown Heard From At Last
(Column 2)Summary: Suggests that Copperheads fear blacks because blacks may be superior to Copperheads.Rebel Words of Cheer for the Democracy
(Column 4)Summary: Reprints an article in the Richmond Enquirer advocating an invasion of Pennsylvania which would strengthen the Democrats in Congress.
Origin of Article: Richmond Enquirer, September 7Editorial Comment: The Spirit, the Age and the Patriot and Union are no more interested in the success of Judge Woodward than are Jeff. Davis and the Richmond Enquirer. Let loyal men read the following from the organ of the rebel bogus government:Look To The Legislature
(Column 4)Summary: Urges voters to vote for the Union candidate from Franklin for Legislature, Nill, who is a former Democrat.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Lieutenant Nill)
(Column 5)Summary: Demands an explanation from Daniel Dechert to charges of treason. Dechert, formerly of Chambersburg, was arrested for treason and driven out of the Union. Dechert's return and publishing of a paper in Hagerstown prompted the article.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Daniel Dechert)
(Column 5)Summary: Refers to Jere S. Black and his accusations against Curtin.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Hon. Jere. S. Black, Billy McMullin)
(Column 6)Summary: Informs that John M. Cooper, formerly of the Spirit, is a Copperhead working as a clerk in Harrisburg and assessing mortgages for the county. The Repository jokes that Cooper should recommend to the county to avoid paying its taxes by inviting the rebels to destroy the property.Gen. Lewis Cass
(Names in announcement: Mr. John M. Cooper)
(Column 6)Summary: Clarifies that Gen. Lewis Cass, of Michigan, is a Unionist, and that Gen. Geo. W. Cass, a Democrat. George Cass actually wrote the extract that Copperhead papers claim was written by Lewis Clark. The editors wonder if the Spirit will attribute the extract correctly.[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Agrees with the Spirit's claim that "'there is no danger that Woodward will lead Pennsylvania into the Southern Confederacy'" but for different reasons. According to the Repository, Woodward's bid for governor would fail just as the Confederacy's rebellion would fail.
Description of Page: The page includes election notices for Union candidates and advertisements.
(Column 1)Summary: Favors Strickler for Register and Recorder on the basis of his honorable discharge from the army because of his lost arm. His opponent, McKesson, was dismissed from service.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Capt. McKesson, Serg. Strickler)
(Column 1)Summary: Urges voters to support Taylor for Prothonotary for his military service after the attack on Sumter.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Maj. Taylor)
(Column 2)Summary: Urges voters to support Nill for Assembly for his honorable service in the war.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Lieut. Nill)
(Column 2)Summary: Informs that Gray's competition, Horton, refused to allow Democrats (Govs. Johnson and Wright) to speak for the Union.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Horton, Gray)
(Column 2)Summary: Reminds readers of Woodward's opposition to allowing soldiers to vote.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Points out that a shattered thigh from fighting for the Union will not prevent Elder from serving well as accountant.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Col. Elder)
(Column 2)Summary: Argues that a broken arm from fighting for the Union will not prevent Dabler from serving well as Director of the Poor.Peace By Compromise
(Names in announcement: Capt. Dabler)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports a speech by Alex K. McClure in Norristown, in which he argues that peace by compromise is impossible, that only the "rigorous prosecution of this war until treason dies out in submission to the laws" is the possible recourse.Married
(Names in announcement: Hon. Alex. K. McClure)
(Column 3)Summary: On Oct. 1st, near Fayetteville, Rev. McHenry married Jacob Lowery, of Quincy Township, to Ann Tritle, of the vicinity of Fayetteville.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Mr. Jacob J. Lowery, Miss Ann Tritle)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept 22nd, Rev. Dickson married Adam Shade to Catharine Collee, both of Washington County, Md.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Dickson, Mr. Adam Shade, Miss Catharine E. Collee)
(Column 3)Summary: On Oct. 1st, in Chambersburg, Rev. Bausman married Willam Kieffer to Margaret McDonald, both of Franklin County.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. B. Bausman, Mr. William B. Kieffer, Miss Margaret McDonald)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept 24th, Rev. Rebok, at his residence, married Amos Sleighter to Nancy Wengard, both of Franklin County.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. W. Rebok, Mr. Amos Sleighter, Miss Nancy Wengard)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 22nd, Rev. Creigh married John Bartles to Catharine Miller, both of Montgomery Township.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Thomas Creigh, Mr. Catharine Miller, Miss John W. Bartles)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 22nd, near Upton, William, eldest son of Notley and Jane Easton, died of a short and painful illness at the age of 19 years, 4 months and 4 days.Died
(Names in announcement: William Easton, Notley Easton, Jane Easton)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 22nd, in Mercersburg, Elizabeth Cromer, died at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 22 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Elizabeth Cromer)
(Column 3)Summary: On Oct. 4th, in Wilkesbarre, Sammy, only child of Theodore and Jennie Fell, died at age 14 months.Died
(Names in announcement: Sammy S. Fell, Theodore H. Fell, Jennie Seibert Fell)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 23rd, in Mt. Carroll, Ill., Mrs. Wilis, formerly of Chambersburg, died at the age of 58 years, 7 months and 15 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Julian Wilis)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 25th, in Guilford Township, Elliott, son of Wm. N. Witherspoon, died at the age of 14 years and 7 months.Died
(Names in announcement: Elliott Witherspoon, Wm. N. Witherspoon)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 14th, in Chambersburg, George Lemaster died in his 72nd year.Headquarters Of Provost Marshall
(Names in announcement: Mr. George Lemaster)
(Column 5)Summary: Lists the exemptions granted by the Sixteenth District, Pennsylvania, Chambersburg, from the September 28 to the October 3: for physical or mental disability--C. S. Over through E. Bowers; by reason of having paid commutation--J. B. Stoner through J. Walter; by reason of having furnished an acceptable substitute--D. C. Brant through G. W. King; by reason of non-liability on account of age--J. Hollinger though S. Zimmerman; by reason of being in service on the 3d of March, 1863--J. Z. Over through J. E. Riley; by reason of being the only son of aged or infirm parent or parents dependent upon his labor for support--W. Ford through H. Johnson; by reason of being the only son liable to military duty of a widow dependent upon his labor for support--J. I. Cramer through D. L. Suter; by reason of being the father of motherless children under twelve years of aged dependent upon his labor for support--S. McCreary through J. Stevens; by reason of being one of two or more sons of aged or infirm parents, subject to draft, elected to be exempt by father; or, if he be dead, by mother--A. Furney; by reason of father and sons in same family and household and two in military service &c.--E. Blake through D. T. Barclay; by reason of alienage--M Schuelein through W. Hamilton; by reason of non-residence--D. Snyder through W. Denning; by reason of having had an acceptable substitute in service on the 3d of March, 1863--J. Ash through V. K. McIlhenny; by reason of being enrolled twice in same district--J. McDonald; by reason of conviction of felony-- E. Hazlett.
(Names in announcement: Cyrus S. Over, David Keplogle, Nicholas Hissouck, Jacob S. Carper, Jesse O'Neal, George H. Cook, Nathan Shaw, Adam Garlick, Lucius R. Sweeney, Stephen Snider, John Adams, Hiram Roberson, William Litzinger, Joseph S. Baughman, Christopher C. Lehman, James McCleary, Lewis Clingerman, Leonard Nycum, James Fisher, John Barnes, John Houser, Anthony Bridges, William Jiams, Aaron Reed, Jacob T. Hetrick, David Stayer, Mahlon Penrose, John Bowser, John H. Miller, Henry Whittaker, Daniel Eley, Samuel G. Breckenridge, Henry W. Miller, Jacob Ripple, John Freeland, Elias Holsinger, Samuel A. Fauckler, William Potter, Jeremiah Clark, Jacob Graver, William O'Brien, Barnard Fletcher, Flaveous Shaw, Philip B. Cornell, Jacob Furney, W. C. Snively, Wm. T. Whetstone, John E. Colvin, William Egolf, Jacob Bowers, James Collins, Henry Bennet, Tilghman Northcraft, Elijah Casteel, George Robison, James Bennet, Lewis Zimmerman, John Grove, Lewis Sell, Andrew Augustina, Daniel Bradley, John J. Noble, Abner W. Slick, Israel Davis, A. W. Johnson, Samuel Hoenstine, William Oster, Henry Hensel, Thomas Steineman, Baltzer Wertz, Josiah D. Mock, Joseph H. Griffith, David Roudabish, Amos Claycomb, John L. Boor, Daniel Pittman, Joseph J. Sparks, Jeremiah Baughman, Barclay Hughes, James C. Clark, James Sparks, Joseph M. Bender, George C. Probet, Paul Hartman, Martin Imler, Isaac Claycomb, Joseph Heltzel, Josiah Claycomb, John W. Fickes, Joseph C. Walter, Jacob B. Peck, Charles D. Blake, Samuel French, Josiah Earnest, Isaac F. Grove, David Ritchey, Samuel Pittman, John Gilbergh, Henry Crouse, Emanuel Bowers, Joseph B. Stoner, Jacob B. Pote, Abraham Moore, James S. Taylor, John MohrJr., George J. Fishack, Martin H. Byers, A. B. Bulger, William Sipes, David Ritchey, John Berkhimer, Alexander Otts, David H. Miller, Stephen S. Wonders, Noah Boor, Job S. Blackburn, Jacob Koons, Abraham Mountain, Benjamin F. Jamison, Benjamin F. Williams, Jacob Gordon, Wesley M. Howser, David Bechtel, Hezekiah Sleck, Oliver C. Ramsey, John P. Smith, Jonathan Snowberger, Martin Brumbaugh, Samuel Bechtel, Harmon Snider, John Amich, David H. Ober, John Byer, John Guyer, John Dehaven, Samuel Stiffer, George Moore, Abraham Egolf, Adam B. Frederick, Joseph Haffley, Abraham R. Bassler, Daniel W. Phillips, Isaac Freet, Isaiah Blackborne, Daniel Ritchey, Jacob Ritchey, Simon Ritchey, A. T. Hammiker, Charles Williams, Tobias Laughman, George Steckman, William V. Taylor, Charles S. Crissman, John A. Miller, Asias Bennet, Jacob Koons, Francis B. Hartzell, Joseph Sellers, John T. Shirley, William J. Shaffer, Emanuel Becktel, Daniel S. Byers, Samuel Working, John M. Imler, D. C. Kochendafer, John Frederick, John Tate, Albert Wright, Abner Walker, George Claar, Josiah Mortimore, Daniel B. Ott, David H. Clark, John Diehl, Daniel Price, Abraham S. Ebersole, Thomas M. Sleek, Chauncey Feather, David H. Feight, James Moore, John Claycomb, Andrew McLaughlin, Frederick Burket, Frederick Steckman, George Ritchey, Amos R. Dicken, John W. Darr, Daniel Crisman, William Cuppet, William Sleek, William H. Yount, John Reap, Josiah Mowrey, John Walter, David C. Brant, David F. Beegle, Samuel Walk, David Naylor, William Wimer, Samuel Whittaker, Joseph Coutara, Valentine Weyant, Joseph Walter, [illegible initial] Watson Craig, Benjamin F. Funk, William Crooks, John N. McDaniel, Daniel Evans, Matthew Vanstine, William Palmer, Harrison Fickes, Joseph M. Taylor, George W. King, Jacob Hollinger, Henry Hale, John F. Snider, Daniel Bartholomew, Franklin Bivens, L. D. Richmond, David F. Ickes, Thomas McCollof, James Sites, Daniel Stock, John W. Nycum, William H. Bequeth, Emanuel Wertz, Jacob Anker, Davis Ickes, Michael Corle, Simon Zimmerman, Jacob Z. Oyer, Cyrus Riffle, Jacob Kochenderfer, David Leader, Joseph Chamberlain, James Nevid, Benjamin Over, George M Byers, Emanuel Benton, Silas H. Sparks, J. Emanuel Riley, William Ford, John A. Long, William Hughes, Mason Davis, Hugh Johnson, Jacob I. Cramer, Alexander Martin, Henry Mosely, David L. Suter, Stephen McCreary, Abraham Sollenberger, John W. Leshley, Jacob Stevens, Amos Furney, Easton Blake, Benjamin Frazer, James Kennard, David T. Barclay, Mayer Schnelein, Augus Maxwell, John Pengally, William Hamilton, Daniel Snyder, Joseph J. Garson, William Denning, Jasper Ash, John N. Socks, George Slick, David Good, Wesley Collins, William Logue, Victor K. McIlhenny, John McDonald, Richard Hazlett, Provost Marshal Captain George Eyster, Commissioner J. T. McIlhenny, Surgeon R. S. Seiss)
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Description of Page: The page includes articles urging voters to support Curtin for various reasons already noted in earlier issues, a list of causes for trial, and advertisements