Franklin Repository: January 11, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: The page includes merchant advertisements, real estate sales, and legal notices.
(Column 4)Summary: The Repository reprints Governor Curtin's message to the state legislature, in which he discusses the good finances of the state; recruiting for the Union army; revision of the act providing the vote to soldiers; abuse and fraud of the bounty system; and the damage by rebels in Bedford, Fulton, Cumberland, York, Adams, and Franklin counties in 1863.
The Bedford Legislative Contest
(Column 1)Summary: Discusses B. F. Meyers, the editor of the Bedford Gazette, who participated in the recent Bedford legislative contest. The author argues that Meyers fraudulently attempted to take office with false certifications of election returns. The Gazette accuses the Repository of personally attacking Meyers. The editor responds that he only criticized Meyers's illegal actions.Gen. Hancock's New Corps
(Column 2)Summary: Supports the call for volunteers for the new corps raised by Gen. Hancock. The author raises the fear that the state will not provide monetary support for widows, dependent children, and orphans since Hancock's corps will not be a Pennsylvania regiment. Gov. Curtin refers the matter to the legislature because state law must be modified to extend benefits to Pennsylvanians mustered into Gen. Hancock's corps.The Collection Of Bounties
(Column 3)Summary: Defends the practice of offering an additional $200 bounty to encourage volunteers and avoid a draft. The author favors increased taxation to pay for this higher bounty.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Justifies the coverage of a criminal trial in Adams County (by the Harrisburg correspondent in column 5) with its "latitudinous" nature. The legislature will consider a change of venue plea for the trial. Gowalt, the defendant, is the brother of Rev. Luther Gotwalt, formerly of Greencastle, Franklin County.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Luther A. Gotwalt)
(Column 3)Summary: The Richmond Examiner favors an alliance with France or England to secure the independence of the Confederacy on the condition of abolishing slavery. The Examiner believes that France or England would "favorably" receive the proposition.
Origin of Article: Richmond ExaminerEditorial Comment: "The Richmond Examiner, the official organ of Jeff. Davis, recently published a lengthy editorial reviewing the position of affairs in rebeldom. It states the exhausted conditions of the traitors with a degree of frankness unusual in rebel journals, and concludes by proposing to form an alliance with France and England to secure their independence by abolishing Slavery. The article is attributed by the Richmond Sentinel to Jeff. Davis himself. The following is the concluding paragraph of it:"Harrisburg. The Organization--The Speaker--The Clerks--The Contest from the Bedford District in the House--Ross and Armstrong Placed on the Roll--Probable Legislation Relative to Frauds of Return Judges--The Other Contested Seats--The Committees--Adjournment.
(Column 4)Summary: Reports that the Senate decided on William J. Turrell of Pennsylvania as Speaker and Hamersly of Philadelphia as Clerk and that the House decided on Arthur G. Olmstead of Potter as Speaker. "Horace" also reports the contested election returns from several districts.
Trailer: "Horace"An Interesting Case--Rev. W. V. Gotwalt of Gettysburg, Asks a Change of Venue--Intense Political Feeling in a Criminal Case in Adams county--Probable Transfer of the Trial to Franklin or Cumberland County--Singular Details of the Case.
(Column 5)Summary: "Horace" details a criminal case originating in Adams County. A "highly respected young lady" of Gettysburg named Walters accused Rev. Washington V. Gotwalt of fornication and bastardy. As a Republican with Democratic accusers in a county dominated by Democrats, Gotwalt requests the legislature to order a change of venue. "Horace" agrees that Gotwalt can not receive a fair trial in Adams County.
Trailer: "Horace"From The Southern Coast. The North Atlantic Squadron--The Attack on Fort Fisher--Explosion of the Powder Ship--Withdrawal of the Fleet.
(Column 6)Summary: Describes the attack on Fort Fisher by the North Atlantic Squadron. "O. B." believes the fleet inflicted considerable damage on the fort.
Trailer: "O. B."Washington. Congress Re-assembled--Spirited Debates--Secretary Stanton Gone South--Applicants for Position in Gen. Hancock's Corps--Dismissal of Jimmy, Door-keeper at the White House--Reception at the White House--Great Rush--Senator McDougal Knocked Down--The Oil Fever.
(Column 6)Summary: Details the return of the members of Congress to Washington. "S. C." believes that the spirited debates surrounding a proposed Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery signal the unlikelihood of its passage.
Trailer: "S. C."Personal
(Column 7)Summary: Comments on notable individuals: Rev. A. G. Marlatt, Col. James, C. Biddle, and Gen. Grant.
Description of Page: The page includes new advertisements, financial notices, personal property sales, and military proposals.
Gossip With Our Friends
(Column 1)Summary: Describes the celebration of the new year. The author witnessed the performance of the actor Booth in "Hamlet," a drunken Irishman picking fights, and dinner at Astor House.Casualties In The 17th Cavalry
(Column 2)Summary: The Record relates the casualties for the 17th Cavalry described in a letter from Capt. Kurtz to his family in Waynesboro. David Royer and son, Daniel Royer, of the Waynesboro vicinity, were shot and killed. Arnold Rodgers was wounded. The Confederates took Privates Benjamin Straley, Tracey, Unger, and Stoner as prisoners.
(Names in announcement: Mr. David Royer, Mr. Daniel Royer, Capt. Kurtz, Arnold Rodgers, Pvt. Benjamin Straley, Pvt. Tracey, Pvt. Unger, Pvt. Stoner)Origin of Article: The Waynesboro RecordReligious
(Column 2)Summary: Announces the sermon of Rev. Dr. Conrad in the Lutheran Church for soldiers stationed in the vicinity.Appointments
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Conrad)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports the appointments made by the County Commissioners: George Foreman as Clerk, John Stewart as Attorney, Dr. J. C. Richards as Prison Physician, and H. E. Wertz as Mercantile Appraiser.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: George Foreman, John StewartEsq., Dr. J. C. Richards, H. E. Wertz)
(Column 2)Summary: Mourns the loss of Lieut. S. J. Dick, of the 18th U. S. Infantry. S. J. Dick, son of Joseph Dick, formerly of Mercersburg, was found murdered in the public square of Nashville, Tennessee, on December 29.A Good Shot
(Names in announcement: Lieut. S. J. Dick, Mr. Joseph Dick)
(Column 2)Summary: Congratulates the skill of Hezekiah Keefer of Hamilton Township in killing four wild turkeys at one shot at a distance of sixty yards.Mr. S. S. Garver
(Names in announcement: Mr. Hezekiah Keefer)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that S. S. Garver, son of Joseph Garver, formerly of Franklin County, died in Kansas City. He served some time in the army and was a merchant at the time of his death.Promoted
(Names in announcement: Mr. S. S. Garver, Mr. Joseph Garver)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces the promotion of H. G. Bonebrake, of Waynesboro, as Second Lieutenant of Co. G, 17th Pa. Cavalry.Summary Of War News
(Column 3)Summary: Briefly reports on guerillas along the Potomac, expeditions on the Rappahannock River, Gen. Dana's destruction of part of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, the siege of Wilmington, and Gen. Sherman's progress in Georgia.Finance And Trade
(Column 4)Summary: Describes the excellent financial condition of the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company.Married
(Column 4)Summary: On January 8, by Rev. Dyson, Sergt. Maj. R. A. Laird, of 22nd Pa. Cavalry, formerly of Juniata county, to Lottie Cross, of Chambersburg.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson, Sergt. Maj. R. A. Laird, Miss Lottie C.. Cross)
(Column 4)Summary: On January 5, at the home of the bride's mother, by Rev. Lesher, John Shank married Susie Funk, both of the Waynesboro vicinity.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. C. Lesher, Mr. John W. Shank, Miss Susie A. Funk, Mrs. Funk)
(Column 4)Summary: On December 16, near Barkettsville, Frederick County, Md., John Ausherman, died at the age of 73 years and 4 months.Died
(Names in announcement: John Ausherman)
(Column 4)Summary: On January 1, at Welsh Run, Margaret, daughter of William and Eleanor Lackens, died at the age of 12 years, 1 month and 3 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Margaret Jane Lackens, William Lackens, Eleanor Lackens)
(Column 4)Summary: On January 2, near St. Thomas, John Miller, died in his 55th year.Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. John Miller)
(Column 4)Summary: On December 25, in Chambersburg, Fanny, youngest daughter of George and Mary Kaufman, died at 8 months and 21 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Fanny Kaufman, George D. Kaufman, Mary E. Kaufman)
(Column 4)Summary: On January 5, in Fayetteville, of Scarlet Fever, Charlotte, only child of John and Julia Brown, died at the age of 2 years, 4 months and 21 days.
(Names in announcement: Charlotte E. Brown, John S. Brown, Julia Brown)
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