Franklin Repository: October 19, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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The Valley Of Humiliation
(Column 5)Summary: Prints a history of battles in the Shenandoah Valley depicting both Confederate and Union defeats including Gens. Jackson, Banks, Pope, and Lee. Gen. Sheridan recently used the scorched earth tactic to prevent any further rebel presence in the valley.
Description of Page: The Franklin County election returns continue on page 3.
"Rally Once Again"
(Column 1)Summary: Celebrates the Republican victories in the recent Pennsylvania elections.
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The great States of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana have declared in thunder tones against a humiliating peace with murderous traitors, and in favor of the prosecution of the war, until its crowning victory is achieved by the submission of rebels to the majesty of the laws. The verdict, so significant on the threshold of a great National struggle, is in no respect indecisive. Pennsylvania, with thirty thousand brave sons just sent to the field, held the enemy at bay on the home vote, while her gallant soldiers have announced in most emphatic language that the men who libel their heroism, hate them for their victories, and rejoice at the misfortunes, shall not rule the fair land they have sought to destroy. Sixteen loyal, faithful members are returned to the next Congress, displacing four of the men who ever voted alike to embarrass the government and its noble armies in its fearful contest with traitors; and a Union legislature in both branches and a decided Union majority on the popular vote, determine beyond all cavil that the Keystone State cannot be seduced or intimidated into suicidal hostility to her brave sons in the field and to the great Nationality of which she is one of the brightest and proudest ornaments. Ohio has swept the Vallandighams, the Pendletons, the Longs and their followers into dishonor by an utterly overwhelming majority--one that consigns the sympathizers of treason to open shame and the authors and followers of the Chicago platform to perpetual obscurity. Scarcely a M'Clellan Congressman is left to tell that his party has an existence in Ohio, where but five out of nineteen in the present Congress fail to vote as Vallandigham and Jeff. Davis would dictate. In Indiana, where Democracy had culminated in open, insolent treachery--in positive and thorough and armed organization to plunge the Nation in to anarchy, the loyal people of all parties have made common cause to hurl the faithless into obscurity by a majority entirely unprecedented. With their gallant soldiers deliberately disfranchised by a disloyal legislature, they confidently hoped to save the State for M'Clellan and Pendleton; but they are routed by a majority of 22,000 and but two of the eleven Congressmen elected are of the M'Clellan school.
Such is the verdict of October! It points with unerring certainty to the utter discomfiture of the Chicago tricksters in November, and declares that neither by traitors in arms nor by their less manly aiders in the North shall the great cause of an imperiled Nation be lost. It has determined the November struggle! It has fixed the policy of the People, and while loyal men and the friends of Freedom in every clime will rejoice that self-government is vindicated, the last hope of traitors will fade out as they reel in despair from the overwhelming verdict that treason must die--the Republic must live!
Loyal Men!--rally once again for your own and your Country's cause, and let your triumph already well assured, be so decisive that treachery of every shade must cease to breed disorder, and strife and death in the most beneficent government of the world. The battle is already won, but let it leave no future for perfidy; no hope even for mean ambition, but in fideiity [sic] to the Union, the Constitution and the majesty of the Laws!
(Column 3)Summary: Describes the official vote of Franklin County. A majority of civilians voted against the Union County ticket, but the soldiers voted for the Union County ticket by a wider margin.(No Title)
(Column 3)Summary: Announces the victory of the Union ticket including the election of Davison, Criswell, Skinner, and Wertz. The Repository urges the districts to bring another Union victory for Lincoln.
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Franklin county did well at the late election; but she can do much better. The entire Union County ticket is chosen; putting Davison, Criswell, Skinner and Wertz--all men of capacity, fidelity and unfaltering loyalty--into the local offices; but with a decisive National victory clearly decided, Franklin can and will give Lincoln a majority on the home vote. Mercersburg, the Old Gibralter, can swell up to her old two hundred, and Washington and Antrim can add not less than fifty to their majority of October. Chambersburg and the immediate districts will improve fully fifty, and noble Greenvillage, ever faithful, will surpass her decisive vote of last week. Orrstown staggers under her own banners of defamation, and cannot recover her lost ground, while the Union men of Letterkenny, Welsh Run, Warren, Lurgan, St. Thomas, London and the Valley will gain in every district. Let there be a general rally for the Union in every district, and Franklin will mingle her loyal voice with that of their brave soldiers I opposition to all that savors of treachery.
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository explains the story given in the Spirit's last issue claiming that Lincoln made offers to McClellan in exchange for his withdrawal from the presidential race. The incorrect story was based on an interview between F. P. Blair and McClellan. Blair is a friend of both Lincoln and McClellan, but states that he did not represent Lincoln in the interview.The Fruits Of Vandalism
(Names in announcement: Mr. F. P. BlairSr.)
(Column 5)Summary: The Repository excerpts articles from Confederate papers which report the misbehavior of Confederate troops who even steal from Confederate civilians.Personal
(Column 5)Summary: Reports the appointment of ex-Secretary Chase will as Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court and the death of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney on October 12.Union, Liberty and Law!
(Column 6)Summary: The editors provide various election results. Franklin County's home vote gave a 60 majority to the Democrats. Pennsylvania's total home vote gave a 1,211 majority to the Union. Partial returns of army's vote indicate a 10,659 majority to the Union. The home vote gave the state 13 Union to 11 Democrat delegates, but the army vote "beyond a possibility of a doubt" will give 15 Union and 9 Democrat. The home vote gave the state 17 Union to 16 Democrat senators, but the army vote "ought and probably may" give 15 Union and 9 Democrat. The home vote gave the state 58 Union to 42 Democrat in the House, but the army vote will increase the Union majority to 22.Franklin County Election
(Column 7)Summary: The Repository lists the home vote of Franklin (by each districts) for the candidates listed above. The number in parentheses indicate the home vote for the entire district. For Congress '62--Coffroth 24 majority over McPherson; Congress '64--Coffroth 60 over Koontz (Coffroth 1429 to Koontz 731); Judge--Kimmell 112 over King (Kimmell 1026 to King 791); Assembly--Sharpe and McClure received the greatest number of votes (same in district); Commissioner--Armstrong 99 over Davison; Director of the Poor--D. J. Skinner 34 over Criswell; Auditor--Martin 85 over M. R. Skinner; Coroner--Miller 65 over Wertz. The army vote for the country, so far, is 217 Union to 67 Democrat. The army vote so far for Assembly provides McClure and Roath each at least 100 more votes than to Sharpe and Mitchell.
(Names in announcement: McPherson, Coffroth, Koontz, King, Kimmell, McClure, Roath, Sharpe, Mitchell, Davison, Armstrong, Criswell, D. J. Skinner, M. R. Skinner, Martin, Wertz, Miller)
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(Column 1)Summary: The Repository reports that election returns in the early evening indicated Democrat victories, but near the end of the evening returns from two Franklin companies (one in Tennessee and one in Pottsville) provided victory for the entire Union ticket.
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A jolly mingling of politicians of all grades was had on election night. When the hour of seven, big with fate, was slowly and solemnly tolled by the old town clock, the little partitioned shanty in front of the ruins of the Court House closed upon the crowd, and the verdicts of Guilford and North Ward were consigned to the officers for inspection. The South Ward voted in a little brick smoke house in the rear of the late Indian Queen. The polls once closed, and independent voters again upon equality with politicians gathered in little knots and fought their battles over with self satisfaction, and each claimed the victory. Faint buzzes could at times be heard in connection with heavy, unsteady steps on the streets, but as a rule the contending parties rested from their labors and awaited the decision of the people.
The Repository and Spirit offices were the head-quarters of their respective parties, and the overly anxious rotated between the two as the news hung heavily on the wires. A few fragmentary returns from the State indicated Democratic gains, and partial returns from this county pointed to the defeat of the Union ticket on the home vote. About eleven o'clock a dispatch was sent to both head-quarters stating that the State had gone Democratic by from 20,000 to 30,000 on the home vote, and that the Union men gave up the State as heavily against them. There were dismal faces at the Repository office when the doleful news was read, and boisterous cheers were heard across the way at the Spirit office, and a rush up street, for what purpose was not known. The party made reconnoisances in force in different parts of the town, bet their money freely, hurrahed for M'Clelland and tossed the tumblers with a will, regardless of "Abe Lincoln's tax" on tanglefoot. They retired in squads at various periods, and were encountered by our reporters at different points of their routes. When we saw one of them attempt to light his segar by holding it against the moon, it was supposed that oysters had gone to his head, and when another hurrahed for Jeff Davis it was set down that there are times when some men speak their minds. Another hurrahed "for M'Clure and a rope to hang him," from which our reporter supposed that he must have voted for "that other fellow." Satisfied with from 20,000 to 30,000 in the State, the Democracy dispersed and scattered like the Dutchman's milk, "lying around loose," from that until morning. Various bets were taken; but with morning came a different story, and the jubilant Democracy found that they had lost their money and won a headache by the night's performance.
The Democratic calculations put down a majority of from 300 to 500 in this county--just the same they had fixed on last year. Like the Bourbons they learn nothing and forget nothing. Having resolved that they would carry the county last year by from 300 to 500, and missed it, they resolved to hit it this year just where they had missed it last year, and it must not be denied that they succeeded admirably. The majority of from 300 to 500 faded down to fifty on the home vote, and before all the districts were in, returns were had from two Franklin companies--one in Tennessee and one in Pottsville--giving enough Union majority to elect the entire Union county ticket. Might it not be well for the Democratic leaders to reverse their state and schedule of majorities for the next campaign? Perhaps if they were to adhere to them for forty years they might come out right once or so, but while dealing with the present generation, they had better revise.
Upon the whole election night was orderly, and all seemed content to abide the verdict of the ballot-box and laugh misfortune in the face.
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that the re-mounting of the 21st Pa. Cavalry.Promoted
(Column 1)Summary: Announces the appointment of Michael W. Houser, of the 57th, to captain.Appointed
(Names in announcement: Lieutenant Michael W. Houser)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces the appointment of Andrew G. Nevin as Post Master in Waynesboro to replace Mrs. Pilkington, who died.Married
(Names in announcement: Andrew G. Nevin, Mrs. Pilkington)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 8, by Rev. Dr. Schneck, J. Miller married M. Kane, both of Franklin County.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. B. S. Schneck, Mr. Joseph Miller, Miss Martha Kane)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 11, at the home of the bride's father, by Rev. Bishop, S. Peckman married K. Wiland, both of Franklin County.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. James M. Bishop, Mr. Samuel Peckman, Miss Kate Wiland, Mr. Wiland)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 13, by Rev. Dickson, J. Hess married C. Bender, both of Franklin County.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Dickson, Mr. Jacob Hess, Miss Catharine Bender)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 11, at the home of J. Keefer, in the borough of Chambersburg, by Rev. McHenry, J. F. Keefer married K. Myers, both of Guilford Township.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Mr. Jacob Franklin Keefer, Mr. John Keefer, Miss Kate Myers)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 13, by Rev. McHenry, M. Burkhart, of Hamilton Township, married E. Overcash, of Guilford Township.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Mr. Martin H. Burkhart, Miss Eve Ann Overcash)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 13, by Rev. McHenry, J. Overcash married M. Reed, both of Guilford Township.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Mr. Jeremiah Overcash, Miss Martha Ann Reed)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 4, in Fannettsburg, Matilda, daughter of J. and L. Shaffer, died at 17 years, 8 months, and 6 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Miss Matilda Bell Shaffer, Jacob Shaffer, Mrs. Lydia Shaffer)
(Column 2)Summary: On September 11, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, Nancy, wife of W. Scott and daughter of G. McKee, formerly of Fannettsburg, died in her 64th year.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Nancy Scott, William Scott, George McKee)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 7, in St. Thomas Township, G. Snider was killed by a falling limb of a tree in his 51st year.Died
(Names in announcement: George Snider)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 3, in Greencastle, M. Dickey died in her 82nd year.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Mary Dickey)
(Column 2)Summary: On October 9, in St. Thomas Township, George W., youngest son of G. and S. Kann, died at 11 years and 12 days.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: George William Kann, George Kann, Mrs. Susan Kann)
(Column Hear the Brave Soldiers! Bedford Soldiers Vote. Moseby on the Border.)Summary: Reports the army vote giving Koontz victory over Coffroth for Congress and the actions of the rebel guerilla Moseby on the Maryland border.Election Of Electors
(Column 6)Summary: A notice of Election of Electors of a President and Vice President to take place on November 8. The article lists the polling places as follows: At the house of J. Taylor for the South Ward of Chambersburg; at the Public House of J. Gordon, for Hamilton Township; at the Public House of M. Shoemaker for part of Green Township; at the House of J. Harvey for part of Fannett Township; at the house occupied by G. Anderson for Quincy Township; at the house of J. Adams, for Antrim and part of Peters and Mongomery townships; at the School House on M. Cook's land for Warren Township; at the house of J. Mullen for Peters Township; at the Log House on J. Elliot's farm for the Welsh Run district (part of Montgomery Township); at the house of T. McAfee, for part of Peters and Montgomery townships. Notice given by S. Brandt, High Sheriff of Franklin County.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Brandt, J. W. Taylor, John Gordon, Martin Shoemaker, John Harvey, George Anderson, John H. Adams, Michael Cook, James Mullen, Jacob Elliot, Thomas McAfee)
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