Franklin Repository: October 26, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: The page includes advertisements, a list of all the state legislature candidates, and a picture of George McClellan.
Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan
(Column 4)Summary: Provides a history of McClellan's participation in the Civil War. The Repository evaluates McClellan as excellent in organizing his troops but poor in offensive operations against the enemy.
Description of Page: The page includes advertisements urging support for Lincoln.
(Column 1)Summary: Encourages all Union supporters to vote and argues that a vote for McClellan will be a vote for "Peace upon any terms." A vote for Lincoln, on the other hand, will be a declaration that the war "shall be prosecuted until despairing traitors yield to the majesty of the laws and the unity of the States."
Full Text of Article:How The Tails Wriggle
Union Men! the time for argument is past. Action, earnest, systematic, tireless action alone remains to fulfil[l] the measure of loyal duty. In less than one week the people of the North must determine by their suffrages whether the war for the life of the Republic shall be arrested in the midst of our victories by a humiliating "cessation of hostilities"--whether our sacrifices of brave men fallen in our country's cause, and of millions of treasure, shall be pronounced vain and fruitless.
The issue cannot, must not be evaded. It stares every loyal man in the face; is plain as if written in letters of living light, so that he who runs may read, and the subtlest sophistry is defied to conceal the momentous issue from the candid, intelligent and faithful citizen. If Gen. M'Clellan shall be chosen President it must be accepted by friend and foe at home and abroad, as a verdict in favor of Peace upon any terms, even at the cost of dismemberment; while if the national verdict is for Mr. Lincoln, as it surely must be, it is a declaration that the war, now to all human appearances on the threshold of final and complete success, shall be prosecuted until despairing traitors yield to the majesty of the laws and the unity of the States.
We appeal to faithful men to appreciate the issue and give it that effort its crowning importance merits. It is fraught with the peace, the order, the safety of, every citizen, for the maintenance of government is the first duty--the last refuge of all. If we would accept a degrading peace our government would be without honor and power, and its millions of suicides would be without shame; and anarchy would be the sad fate of the fairest continent of the world. We should be without credit, without security, without law, and oppressed in every hand; the direst despotism would be at last welcomed as the fruits of our perfidy to our own and a sacred country's cause.
The loyal hearts beat strong with confidence of final triumph. Indiana has spoken by 22,000 majority; Ohio by over 50,000 and Pennsylvania by over 12,000--with one accord declaring for the preservation of the government and the vindication of the honor of brave armies. Thus foreshadowed by the October verdict, the Nation cannot turn upon itself in November. But it must be decisive, as it can be. The faithful people would stand appalled, should the result of the great struggle of Tuesday next exhibit the Union ticket but barely successful. And that is possible if there be remissness or over confidence. Already the most glaring friends are shown to be in course of consummation by our desperate and unscrupulous foes, and every loyal heart must be quickened and every loyal arm strengthened to give overwhelming victory to the Right. Forward loyal men! The day is at hand--the crowning triumph is within your grasp, and enduring Peace, through victory, must soon be restored to our Union, in honor, might and Freedom!
(Column 2)Summary: The Repository criticizes the Valley Spirit's recapitulation of the election and its 'supposed' Democratic victories.Congressmen Elected
(Names in announcement: Mr. Ward)
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository predicts the election results for the United States Congress.Gen. Koontz
(Names in announcement: Koontz)
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository predicts the victory of General Koontz over General Coffroth, the incumbent.Vote For Judge
(Names in announcement: Koontz, Coffroth)
(Column 4)Summary: Updates the votes for judge as of Monday. King has a majority of 73 over Kimmell.The Democracy of Franklin
(Names in announcement: King, Kimmell)
(Column 4)Summary: The Repository notes how the desperate Democratic party, pushed on by Stenger, is trying to emphasize its one victory in the elections--Sharpe--in order to keep the party alive for the November election for President.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Sharpe, Stenger)
(Column 5)Summary: Cautions readers about the circulation of spurious electoral tickets with one or two Lincoln electors leading a list of McClellan electors. The Repository instructs its readers to compare their tickets with one obtained from the newspaper's office.[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Reminds persons receiving proxy votes of soldiers to leave them unopened and deposit them with the election officers. Several votes were lost at the late election by persons opening the envelopes.Moseby . . .
(Column 6)Summary: Reports that "Moseby's gang, on Wednesday morning, appeared at Falls Church, seven miles from Washington, and murdered a Mr. Reed, a Union man, and one of his negroes."Phil. Sheridan "Whirling" Again!
(Column 7)Summary: Describes a Union victory at Cedar Creek on October 19 and 20. Philip Sheridan defeated General Longstreet and captured 48 rebel cannons and 2,000 prisoners.
Description of Page: The page includes advertisements and market reports.
(Column 1)Summary: Details a meeting of the commissioners of the Connellsville and Southern Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The Repository urges support for the railroad as economically beneficial to Chambersburg.Swords Presented
(Names in announcement: Hon. S. L. Russell, Colonel John A. Wright, Hon. A. King, John Cessna, A. K. McClure, John D. Roddy, W. J. Baer, John M. Kennedy)
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that enlisted men of the 21st, Company K, presented Phenicie a sword, sash, and belt. Palmer made the presentation. The men of Company G in the 21st presented Knowles with horse equipment.Native Tobacco
(Names in announcement: Captain Phenicie, Sergeant Palmer, Lieutenant E. Knowles)
(Column 2)Summary: The editors acknowledge the gift of tobacco grown, cured, and pressed by Solomon Dunkle.Address Of The Union State Central Committee
(Names in announcement: Solomon Dunkle)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that Simon Cameron, chairman of the Union State Central Committee, gave a speech on October 21, urging votes for Lincoln.Summary Of War News
(Column 2)Summary: Summarizes unsuccessful attempts to break Sherman's lines of communications.Pennsylvania Union On Home Vote!
(Column 3)Summary: Updates news on Pennsylvania's Union vote at home.Thanksgiving
(Column 3)Summary: Announces the last Thursday of November as a day of "thanksgiving and praise."Major Harry White
(Column 3)Summary: Announces Major Harry White's recent release by the rebels and his return home to Indiana. White attempted to escape four times from prison.Married
(Column 3)Summary: On October 5, in Indianapolis, by Rev. Edson, C. Aughinbaugh married Miss Williams, both of that city.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. A. Edson, Mr. Charles R. Aughinbaugh, Miss M. India Williams)
(Column 3)Summary: On October 20, in McConnellsburg, by Rev. White, L. Hoke, formerly of Chambersburg, married L. Hoke, daughter of W. Hoke, Esq., of McConnellsburg.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. N. G. White, Mr. Lewis A. Hoke, Miss Laura M. Hoke, Mr. William HokeEsq.)
(Column 3)Summary: On September 20, in Orrstown, by Rev. Humebaugh, H. Etter married H. Brandt, both of Franklin County.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. M. S. Humebaugh, Mr. Henry G. Etter, Miss Hannah Brandt)
(Column 3)Summary: On September 19, by Rev. Smith, S. Lenhart married S. Fisher, both of Greencastle.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. C. Smith, Mr. Samuel Lenhart, Miss Sarah Fisher)
(Column 3)Summary: On September 20, by Rev. Smith, T. Gorman married E. Myers, both of Montgomery Township.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. C. Smith, Mr. Thomas Gorman, Miss Eliza Myers)
(Column 3)Summary: On September 20, by Rev. Smith, W. Neiswanger married M. Miller, both of Montgomery Township.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. C. Smith, Mr. Willis Neiswanger, Miss Mary J. Miller)
(Column 3)Summary: On October 9, by Rev. Smith, H. Small, of Guilford Township, married Mrs. R. Bashore, of Quincy Township.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. C. Smith, Mr. Henry Small, Mrs. Rebecca Bashore)
(Column 3)Summary: Announces the marriage of Simon C. Shatter and Sue H. Smith.Die
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. C. Smith, Mr. Simon C. Shatter, Miss Sue H. Smith, Mr. George SmithEsq.)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 14, at his father's home, in Hamilton Township, D. W. Heckman, died at about 18 years old.Die
(Names in announcement: Daniel Wesley Heckman, Mr. Heckman)
(Column 3)Summary: On October 8, in Chambersburg, George Houser, died at 67 years, 10 months, and 16 days.Die
(Names in announcement: George Houser)
(Column 3)Summary: On September 25, at Newberne, North Carolina, D. Calvin McGaughey (a telegraph operator) died at 22 years, 1 month, and 21 days. McGaughey was a member of the 126th Pa. Reg. and participated in the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
(Names in announcement: Mr. D. Calvin McGaughey)
Description of Page: The page includes advertisements.