Franklin Repository: January 20, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
Description of Page: Page also includes a reprint of a letter from the Union members of the Pennsylvania legislature to Abraham Lincoln, expressing support for his re-election, an excerpt from the annual message of Governor Bradford of Maryland, urging the abolition of slavery in that state, news from Washington, the "Political Intelligence" column, and a poem.
Harrisburg: General Gantt and Col. Montgomery in Harrisburg--Their Speeches--Withering Rebukes to the Democrats--Legislative Matters
(Column 3)Summary: Correspondence from Harrisburg describing speeches by General Gantt and Col. Montgomery about the assurances given to them by Northern Democrats, and Pennsylvanians in particular, about how they would help the South win the war by "defeating the conscription and otherwise rendering the administration powerless to prosecute it." The deadlock in the Senate continues.
Origin of Article: HarrisburgEditorial Comment: Correspondence of the Franklin Repository
Trailer: HoraceBrief War Items
(Column 4)Summary: This column includes a number of unrelated news items, and mentions in passing that Dr. Lane, of Chambersburg, is Surgeon of the Fifth Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment, who have just re-enlisted for three years.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Lane)
Description of Page: Page comprised entirely of advertisements, with the following headings: Lines of Travel; Tobacco and Segars; Medical; Musical; Insurance; Gutta-Percha Roofing; Liquors; Watches and Jewelry; Hats, Caps and Furs; Justices of the Peace.
Description of Page: Page comprised entirely of advertisements, with the following headings: Trees, Plants and Vines; Seeds; Agriculture; Dry and Fancy Goods; Boots and Shoes; Medical; Groceries, &c; Clothing; Education.
Description of Page: Page includes follow-up articles from last week's stories about the need to fill up the armies and the Democratic "thimble-rigging" in the state Senate. There are some miscellaneous news items and information about current issues of various publications. One short article in column six has been cut out.
Gossip with our Friends
(Column 4)Summary: The author addresses the ladies of Chambersburg, telling them that if Chambersburg had a fancy restaurant and bar, their "male appendages" would be far less likely to go to the cities on "necessary business."
Full Text of Article:Acquittal of Forney
Among the many advantages possessed by a gossiper, preeminent is that of gossiping about what is not (the ladies will please note and appreciate,) as well as what is. We love our native town with all her faults and wants; and often plan in our mind what we would do were we elected Burgess or High Constable. We are not fully aware how far the powers of the above mentioned officers extend, but would presume either could accomplish what we purpose should ever have the chance. Chambersburg needs a good Restaurant, with its accompanying bar, very much. Now we know that the ladies (God bless them) as rule are opposed to such things, but we will for their benefit explain. We have restaurants in town, but not a single fancy one. Let no Restaurateur take offence at what we say for each one may, if he will, open one whenever he pleases. Ladies, have any of you ever calculated how much money is spent in this town per month for ale and oysters and such like? We will whisper it to you, but you must not breathe it, for should your lords (don't bridle) discover the source of your information our life would not be worth a tinker's --hem! On second thoughts, however, we think we had better not tell it. You were never in a first-class restaurant were you? (We still address the ladies.) Some we dare say have not. Shade of Michael Angelo assist us! Ladies, imagine a spacious room hung round with handsome pictures, such as you never saw in your parlors, portraits of celebrated danseuses, race horses, Heenan, Morrissey, King, Sayers; Adam and Eve in the garden, Susannah surprised at her bath by the Elders (Biblical); Jupieter et Semele et Danse et Alise, Diana et Endymion, Cupid et Psyche, Venus et Adonis (classical); correct likenesses of Thais, Aspasia, Sappho, etc., etc. One entire side of this spacious room is devoted to a handsome marble-topped counter, upon which are arranged at intervals silver chafing dishes containing fried oysters, pigs' feet, fish, fowls, birds, scallops, slaw, pies, everything edible. Behind the same, on gorgeous shelving are tastefully placed cut-glass decanters containing many colored liquids; stone bottles holding within their ample bellies many a kind of malt liquor; pyramids of limes and lemons. Immediately underneath you will find casks and barrels. Cigars and tobacco too are there, crackers and bread and cheese, spices and condiments; what will make you hungry, that which will induce thirst. Here and there are little apartments curtained off where your husbands and sons can eat and drink and be merry without annoyance from vulgar gaze. Some restaurants occupy the entire building, in which case there are private rooms to which your husbands can take other men's wives to what Gallic neighbors call un petit souper. (These houses have all private entrances.) Shut your eyes, if you are alone and your husband is on business to the city (or even to Harrisburg), and if it be say 11 P.M., and conceive the scene of such a room as we have faintly pictured, brilliantly lighted, adorned with huge mirrors and crowded with gentlemen--add to all this the clatter of knife and fork, popping of corks, exchange of jest, oaths and laughs, cigar smoke, tobacco spittle, and an occasional fight. The picture can be made more complete by introducing the billiard table and card room which occasionally accompany the foregoing. Now ladies, dear ladies, let us have such an establishment here, and my word for it, we (your male appendages) would not find so much necessary business to take us to the cities. As Patrick Henry once felicitously remarked upon a like occasion, "if this be gossip, make the most of it."
(Column 5)Summary: John Forney was acquitted of the murder of Lieut. E. N. Ford, who he shot while resisting a second arrest for desertion when he had already proved that he was too old to be drafted. Isaac H. McCauley, Esq., Mr. Kimmell and Mr. Sharp, all of Chambersburg, were among those representing the Commonwealth at the trial.Time for Volunteers Extended
(Names in announcement: John Forney, Lieut. E. N. Ford, Isaac H. McCauleyEsq., Mr. Kimmell, Mr. Sharpe)
(Column 5)Summary: The time for volunteering has been extended until March 1st. Capt. Eyster, the Provost Marshall, has issued hand-bills stating that veterans will receive $402 and new recruits $302 bounties upon enlisting. Col. Elias S. Troxel, Capt. John Doebler and Lieut. Benjamin Zook are the local recruiting agents.Gov. Curtin
(Names in announcement: Capt. Eyster, Col. Elias S. Troxel, Capt. John Doebler, Lieut. Benjamin Zook)
(Column 5)Summary: "Gov. Curtin was in Chambersburg on Friday evening, the guest of A. K. McClure. He returned to Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon."McDowell's Battery
(Names in announcement: Gov. Curtin, A. K. McClure)
(Column 6)Summary: The McDowell Battery was originally formed in Chambersburg in 1861 and attached to the 77th Regiment, commanded by Col. Stumbaugh. Capt. Meuler was the first officer of the Battery, and he was succeeded by Capt. Stevens. When Stevens died at Chickamauga, Lieut. (now Capt.) Samuel McDowell took command.
(Names in announcement: Capt. Samuel McDowell, Col. Stumbaugh, Capt. Stevens, Capt. Meuler)Full Text of Article:The District Quotas
This Battery, commanded by Capt. Samuel McDowell, of this place, has re-enlisted for three years. It comprises three officers and eighty-two men, and is the largest Battery in the Army of the Cumberland, and the only one from Pennsylvania. Formed in this place in 1861, it was originally attached to the 77th Regt., commanded by Col. Stumbaugh, but was afterwards made an independent organization. Its first officer was Capt. Meuler, who subsequently resigned and was succeeded by Capt. Stevens. Upon his death at the battle of Chickamauga, Lieut. Samuel McDowell, the present commander, was appointed. During the time it has been in service, it lost fifteen men killed or died from wounds. For honorable and courageous service at the battles of Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Chickamauga, favorable notice was taken by the commander of the army in his regular reports. It is the first Battery reported at Harrisburg for re-enlistment.
The Captain, with a large number of the members from this place, are now home on thirty days leave. They are all in excellent health and by speech and action enthusiastically in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war.
(Column 6)Summary: The various districts of Franklin County have to provide the following number of men: Antrim 48, Greencastle 21, Chambersburg NW 41, Chambersburg SW 31, Fannett 29, Green 35, Guilford 38, Hamilton 18, Letterkenny 23, Lurgan 15, Metal 17, Montgomery 39, Mercersburg 15, Peters 34, Quincy 34, St. Thomas 20, Southampton 21, Warren 9, Washington 31, Waynesboro 17. The total is 536 men. Greencastle and Mercersburg have filled their quotas, and Chambersburg is about full.Military Claims
(Column 6)Summary: Anyone wishing to make claims against the State for performing military duty at camp McAllen, should contact John R. Orr, Esq., who has been successfully presenting claims to the Military Board of Claims at Harrisburg. Gen. McAllen has selected him for the job, and so far every case he has presented has been decided upon favorably.Lieut. M. W. Houser
(Names in announcement: John R. OrrEsq., Gen. McAllen)
(Column 6)Summary: Lieut. M. W. Houser, attached to Co. C, 57th Regt. Penna. Vols. (Gen. Campbell's old command), has opened a recruiting station in the office of Thomas L. Fletcher, Esq. on East Market Street. The Regiment is commanded by Col. Peter Sides.Col. Boyd's Cavalry
(Names in announcement: M. W. Houser, Gen. Campbell, Thomas L. FletcherEsq., Col. Peter Sides)
(Column 6)Summary: The 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, under the command of Col. Boyd, soon will be re-organizing in Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Col. Boyd)Full Text of Article:To Drafted Men
Col. Boyd's Cavalry, the 21st Pennsylvania, has been ordered here for re-organization. The companies on duty with him on the border are now encamped near town, and three other companies on duty in the coal regions, will be here in a few days. This command has won unusual credit for new troops by its uniform gallantry and arduous service, and we are glad to learn that most of the men will re-enlist for three years. Col. Boyd is a superior officer, and will be held in grateful remembrances by the people of the border for his services during the last six months.
(Column 6)Summary: The author observes that Jere Cook, Esq., has an advertisement in this paper, offering his services to men who have legal claims for exemption from military service. "His official connection with the Provost Marshall's office during the late draft, makes him perfectly familiar with the laws and the routine of business, and applicants can confide such cases to him fully assured that they will not be wronged by extortion."Acknowledgement
(Names in announcement: Jere CookEsq.)
(Column 6)Summary: "We are requested by Mr. Henry Williams, (colored,) to acknowledge the receipt of forty-five dollars and twenty cents contributed by a number of our citizens for the purpose of placing new seats in the Bethel (colored) Church of this place."
(Names in announcement: Mr. Henry Williams(colored))Full Text of Article:Pastor Chosen
We are requested by Mr. Henry Williams, (colored,) to acknowledge the receipt of forty-five dollars and twenty cents contributed by a number of our citizens for the purpose of placing new seats in the Bethel (colored) Church of this place.
(Column 6)Summary: "Rev. F. W. Conrad, of Lancaster, has been unanimously elected pastor of the Lutheran Congregation of this place."
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. W. Conrad)
Description of Page: Page also includes an account of Gov. Curtin's second inauguration in Harrisburg, market reports, miscellaneous news items and new advertisements.
(Column 1)Summary: Capt. Ward of Co. D, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, has recruited nearly fifty men at his station in Chambersburg.Wounded
(Names in announcement: Capt. Ward)
(Column 1)Summary: Messrs. Abner Trone, William D. Cobaugh and Josiah Gamble, all of Shippensburg and members of Co. H 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry, were wounded on the night of January 6, 1864, while on picket duty. Trone and Cobaugh have each had a leg amputated.Appointments
(Names in announcement: Abner Trone, William D. Cobaugh, Josiah Gamble)
(Column 1)Summary: James Watson and Jere Cook, Esqs., have been appointed Notaries of the Public by Gov. Curtin.Legal Intelligence
(Names in announcement: James WatsonEsq., Jere CookEsq.)
(Column 1)Summary: These writs were issued in the Court of Common Pleas last week: F. C. and John Wardlick vs. Robert Wright, David Demas and heirs at law of Jacob Demas, "Sci. fa. to mechanics lein to revive the same;" James Brotherton vs. Andrew Strealy, to revive Judgment 33 of January term, 1859; Nill and Kennedy, executors of James Beatty, dec'd. vs. W. Brown, summons in debt on notes for $944.72, $109.27, $107.06 and $80; Nill and Kennedy, executors of James Beatty, dec'd. vs. George Laubargh, summons in debt on a note for $180; Nill and Kennedy, executors of James Beatty, dec'd. vs. Henry Bickley, summons in debt on a note for $100; Nill and Kennedy, executors of James Beatty, dec'd. vs. William Koons, summons in debt on a note for $57.88; Nill and Kennedy, executors of James Beatty, dec'd. vs. Jacob Goshart, summons in debt on a note for $300; Nill and Kennedy, executors of James Beatty, dec'd. vs. William and Jacob Goshart, summons in debt on a note for $500; Samuel Anderson vs. Edmond Hays, summons in assumpsit on a note for $137.14; Mary Koons vs. Benjamin Alleman, capias for breach of promise; A. W. Benford, use of Jacob Ely vs. Holker Hughes, summons in assumpsit on a note for $183; George and Henry Slichter, administrators of John Slichter, dec'd. vs. Elizabeth and Samuel Lehman, summons in debt on a note for $1200; George and Henry Slichter, administrators of John Slichter, dec'd. vs. David Lehman, summons in debt on a note for $600. These letters of administration were granted in Orphan's Court last week: to Jeremiah Besore and John W. Coon, for the estate of Josiah Besore, of Washington township; to T. J. Nill, for the estate of Charlott Smith, of Chambersburg; to Christian Brechbill, for the estate of Christian Sollenberger, of Green township; to John W. Walker, for the estate of Mary Gettys, of Metal; to William S. Hains, for the estate of Josiah J. Elliot, of Fannett township. The final account of Franklin Besore, executor of George Besore, dec'd.Married
(Names in announcement: F. C. Wardlick, John Wardlick, Robert Wright, David Demas, Jacob Demas, James Brotherton, Andrew Strealy, Nill, Kennedy, James Beatty, W. Brown, George Laubargh, Henry Bickley, William Koons, Jacob Goshart, William Goshart, Samuel Anderson, Edmond Hays, Mary Koons, Benjamin Alleman, A. W. Benford, Jacob Ely, Holker Hughes, George Slichter, Henry Slichter, John Slichter, Elizabeth Lehman, Samuel Lehman, David Lehman, Josiah Besore, Jeremiah Besore, John W. Coon, Charlott Smith, Thomas J. NillEsq., Christian Sollenberger, Christian Brechbill, Mary Gettys, John W. Walker, Josiah J. Elliot, William S. Hains, Franklin Besore, George Besore)
(Column 1)Summary: S. D. Kell, M. D., of Orrstown, married Miss Ella M. Cressler, of Shippensburg at her parent's residence on December 23, 1863. Rev. C. L. Ehrenfeld performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. L. Ehrenfeld, S. D. KellM. D., Miss Ella M. Cressler)
(Column 1)Summary: John A. Kitzmiller, of the vicinity of Shippensburg, married Miss Annie J. Darrah at her mother's house near Scotland, also in Franklin County, on January 12, 1864. Rev. W. R. H. performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. R. H. Deatrich, John A. Kitzmiller, Miss Annie J. Darrah)
(Column 1)Summary: M. G. Briggs and Miss Elizabeth B. Bivins, both of Peters township, were married on December 24, 1863, at the same time that John Glass and Miss Mary E. Donathan were married. Rev. J. W. Buckley performed the ceremony at the M. E. Parsonage.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. W. Buckley, M. G. Briggs, Elizabeth B. Bivins)
(Column 1)Summary: John Glass and Miss Mary E. Donathan, both of Valley Forge near Loudon, were married on December 24, 1863, at the same time that M.G. Briggs and Miss Elizabeth B. Bivins were married. Rev. J. W. Buckley performed the ceremony at the M. E. Parsonage.Died
(Names in announcement: John Glass, Miss Mary E. Donathan, Rev. J. W. Buckley)
(Column 1)Summary: Mrs. Mary Ann McPherren died near Funkstown, Franklin County, on January 13, 1864 at the age of 46 years, 5 months and 6 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Mary Ann McPherren)
(Column 1)Summary: John Morris of Hunderdon County, New Jersey, died in Fayetteville on January 14, 1864, at the age of 36 years and 3 days.Died
(Names in announcement: John Morris)
(Column 1)Summary: H. C. Bender died in Montgomery township on December 27, 1863, at the age of 1 year, 10 months and 29 days.Died
(Names in announcement: H. C. Bender)
(Column 1)Summary: Daniel Rice died in Washington County, Maryland on January 1, 1864, aged 36 years, 8 months and 7 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Daniel Rice)
(Column 1)Summary: Mrs. Sarah Donathen died near Loudon on January 12, 1864, at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 17 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Sarah Donathen)
(Column 1)Summary: Abraham Lehman died in Mahoning County, Ohio on January 3, 1864, aged 74 years, 9 months and 10 days. He moved from Franklin County to Ohio 30 years before his death.Died
(Names in announcement: Abraham Lehman)
(Column 1)Summary: John Sackman died in St. Thomas on January 3, 1864 at the age of 79 years, 6 months and 9 days.Died
(Names in announcement: John Sackman)
(Column 1)Summary: Andrew Jackson Shuman died in St. Thomas on January 3, 1864, aged 6 years, 5 months and 3 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Andrew Jackson Shuman)
(Column 1)Summary: Sarah Alice Overcash died in Guilford township on January 8, 1864, at the age of 1 year, 4 months and 24 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Sarah Alice Overcash)
(Column 1)Summary: William Franklin Walter died in St. Thomas on January 8, 1864, aged 15 years, 9 months and 13 days.Died
(Names in announcement: William Franklin Walter)
(Column 1)Summary: Mrs. Sarah Bonebrake died in Guilford township on January 11, 1864, at the age of 46 years, 2 months and 12 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Sarah Bonebrake)
(Column 1)Summary: Valentine Keckler died near Waynesboro on January 12, 1864, at the age of 64 years and 21 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Valentine Keckler)
(Column 1)Summary: John Laird Bigger died in St. Thomas on January 5, 1864, at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 6 days.Mail Proposals
(Names in announcement: John Laird Bigger)
(Column 6)Summary: The United States Post Office Department is soliciting proposals for conveying mail in Pennsylvania, based on the routes and schedules of departures and arrivals they specify, in tremendous detail, below the solicitation. They are accepting bids until March 31, and the accepted proposals will be in effect from July 1, 1864 to June 30, 1868. Prospective bidders are asked to pay particular attention to the latter half of section 19 of the "Form of Proposal, Guarantee, and Certificate," which is also printed, that states: "Under this law, bids that propose to transport the mails with 'celerity, certainty, and security,' having been decided to be the only legal bids, are construed as providing for the entire mail, however large, and whatever may be the mode of conveyance necessary to insure its 'celerity, certainty, and security,' and will have the preference over all others, and no others will be considered."
Origin of Article: Post Office Department, Washington
Description of Page: The U. S. Post Office's solicitation for mail proposals continues on this page.
Description of Page: The U. S. Post Office's solicitation for mail proposals continues on this page.
Description of Page: The U. S. Post Office's solicitation for mail proposals continues on this page, and there are advertisements with the following headings: Military Notices; Financial; Real Estate Sales.