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Franklin Repository: September 28, 1864

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Description of Page: The page includes advertisements and legal notices.

Thrilling Court Scene
(Column 5)
Summary: The Repository prints the story of how Lincoln, during his years as a lawyer, saved a family friend from being wrongfully convicted of murder.
Poor Richard's Reasons For Buying United States Securities.
(Column 6)
Summary: A story using the character 'Poor Richard' to give several reasons to buy U. S. Securities--that the U. S. is growing stronger and wealthier, that the securities are a safe investment, and that they are sellable in any country.
Gen. Sherman In Atlanta
(Column 6)
Summary: Reprint of Sherman's congratulations to his troops, in which he summarizes their movements and victories since May--including their capture of Atlanta.
The Crisis, . .
(Column 7)
Summary: The Repository quotes an article from the Crisis, a Democratic paper (published by a Democratic supporter of the war) that points out that, before his military appointments for the war, McClellan has never held a civil office.

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Description of Page: The page includes several short articles that note Coffroth's voting record against suffrage of soldiers, allocating money to the Treasury and Chambersburg, the draft, and the payment of eighty acres to soldiers.

The Morn Breaks Brightly!
(Column 1)
Summary: The Repository reports of General Sheridan's routing of General Early's forces in the Shenandoah Valley, in which eight thousand soldiers were captured.
Stand Firm For Order And Law!
(Column 2)
Summary: The editors write that the only way McClellan would be elected is if all the Union forces were to suffer defeats before the election.
Hear John Cessna
(Column 2)
Summary: The editors give praise for J. Cessna (of Bedford) and note that he will be stumping in Franklin county soon.
Loyal Democrats!
(Column 3)
Summary: The Repository urges Democrat voters to listen to the Democrat speakers, and check to see whether they denounce the rebels, support the Union forces, the draft and the taxation that supports the army, or praise the suffrage of the soldiers.
When the bill . . .
(Column 3)
Summary: The editors note that Coffroth (the Democratic nominee for Congress in the district that includes Franklin ) and Pendleton (the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee) both voted against the bill to pay for military claims of the border counties.
There are . . .
(Column 4)
Summary: The editors urge that the many citizens of Chambersburg who are temporarily absent due to the destruction of their homes by the rebels should make sure to be assessed so that they can vote on Oct. 11th.
Thos. Jeff. Nill, Esq.,
(Column 4)
Summary: A note that T. J. Nill, the Chairman of the Union County Commitee, has blanks for soldiers to vote by proxy, and that family and friends should send blanks to their soldiers out in the field.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Jefferson NillEsq.)
Hon. M. Blair
(Column 4)
Summary: A note that Blair has resigned his position as Post Master General in Lincoln's cabinet, and that Gov. Dennison (of Ohio) will succeed him.
Gen. Fremont
(Column 4)
Summary: Fremont has withdrawn his candidacy for the Presidency (and Gen. Cochrane the candidate for Vice Presidency) in order to throw all Union support behind Lincoln.
A Terrible . . .
(Column 4)
Summary: The Repository notes an accident on the Pennsylvania Railroad at Thompsontown last Wednesday, when a passenger train ran into a freight train--numerous people (including the conductor) were killed or crippled.
Sheridan on a "Cessation of Hostilities!" He Demonstrates How Much The War Is A "Failure!" He Routs Earley And Drives Him From The Valley! Rebel Loss 5,000 Killed & Wounded! Over 3,000 Rebels Prisoners! Rebel Guns And Flags Captured! The Border Now SAfe! Particulars of Sheridan's Victory! Gen. Couch Orders A Salute!
(Column 5)
Summary: See headlines--the fighting ended near Winchester, and Sheridan was given the commission of Brig. General.
Later And Better! Another Victorious Battle! Early's Army Completely Routed! 16 Guns And Many Prisoners Captured! Early's Mission in the Valley Ended! Sheridan's Official Report!
(Column 6)
Summary: See headlines.

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Description of Page: The page includes advertisements.

Belligerent Peace Men.
(Column 2)
Summary: The Repository reports of a Union meeting (in Waynesboro) disrupted by Democrat tomato throwers, and then the disruption of a Democratic meeting disrupted by egg throwers on the next night.
(Column 3)
Summary: Walker, of Washington, has been appointed State Commissioner, to go and provide blanks for elections to the soldiers to the Army of the Potomac. Tankersly is commissioned to the army of Gen. Sherman.
(Names in announcement: John R. TankerslyEsq., Lieutenant George W. Walker)
Miss S. B. Chambers
(Column 3)
Summary: Miss Chambers thanks Miss D. L. Dix, and Mrs. Weir of Harrisburg for their donations to the Chambersburg sufferers.
(Names in announcement: MIss S. B. Chambers)
(Column 3)
Summary: McKnight and Kuhn, both of Franklin, have been presented with swords by their respective companies.
(Names in announcement: Captain Harvey W. McKnight, Lieutenant Kuhn)
Hon. F. M. Kimmell
(Column 3)
Summary: Kimmell, of Chambersburg, was "nominated as the Democratic candidate for President Judge by the Judicial Conference at M'Ilvaine's on the 16th."
(Names in announcement: Hon. F. M. Kimmell)
(Column 4)
Summary: On Sept. 9th, near Chambersburg, Clara, daughter of John and Elizabeth Bowman, died at 1 year, 2 months and 12 days.
(Names in announcement: Clara May Bowman, Mr. John Bowman, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowman)
(Column 4)
Summary: On Sept. 4th, in the Regimental Hospital, Memphis Tenn., of chronic diarrhea, Jacob Christman, Co. D, 10th Missouri Cavalry, son of Joseph Christman, of St. Thomas twp., died at 23 years, 10 months and 19 days.
(Names in announcement: Sergeant Jacob P. Christman, Mr. Joseph Christman)
(Column 4)
Summary: On Sept. 26th, in Fannettsburg, J. Jones died at about 40 years.
(Names in announcement: Jesse M. Jones)

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Description of Page: The page includes advertisements.