Franklin Repository: March 8, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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Interesting Questions And Answers Relative to the 7-30 U. S. Loan
(Column 6)Summary: Prints a list of questions on the 7-30 loan and answers given by Jay Cooke, the General Agent managing the loan.An Incident Of The War
(Column 6)Summary: Reports the story of classmates who fought on opposite sides of the war. They were mortally wounded in the same battle, recognized each other, crawled near each other, and died.
Lieut. Gen. Grant
(Column 1)Summary: Discusses a telegram from Gen. Grant to Secretary Stanton, reporting the capture of Charlottesville, Virginia, by Gen. Sheridan. The author predicts that Sheridan moves towards Lynchburg.Abraham Lincoln
(Column 1)Summary: Describes the inauguration of Lincoln and discusses the changed circumstances of the country. The author believes that the perils of peace threaten, instead of the perils of war.The Military Situation
(Column 1)Summary: Speculates on the direction of Sherman's advance, Lee's intentions, and Grant reaction to Lee's movements. The author notes that the Union forces greatly outnumber the Confederates.Coffroth Explains
(Column 2)Summary: Recounts Republican and Democrat reactions to Coffroth's vote in favor of the amendment to abolish slavery. The author ridicules Coffroth's reasoning that the end of slavery would destroy Republican party and eventually embarrass Lincoln when the states defeat the amendment. The author accuses Coffroth of giving contradictory reasons and demands a "sensible explanation" or none at all.
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Gen. Coffroth has written an elaborate letter to Mr. Weyland of Somerset in defence of his vote in favor of the amendment to the constitution abolishing slavery, and in vindication of his consistency as a Democrat; but he seems to have failed to satisfy Mr. Weyland "or any other man" on that side of the House. From this extraordinary epistle we learn that Gen. Coffroth knew in advance that when he cast his vote his "political enemies, in order to exasperate Democrats, would be fulsome in their praise," and he adds "I feared more the praise of my political foes than I did the criticism of my friends." As to the criticism of his friends, we cannot pretend to speak advisedly; but we are not perspicacious enough to see where the "fulsome" adulation of his enemies comes in. He will bear as a witness that we have not been malicious enough to speak well of him in terms of unusual extravagance, and we are not aware that any of the Union journals of the district have been so ungenerous as to damn him with violent approbation; while it must be confessed that the criticism of the Democracy has been rather more candid than complimentary. We assure Gen. Coffroth also by way of "indemnity for the past and security for the future," that we shall be more careful hereafter not to shock his sensibilities with rude commendations relative to his Congressional career. To the best of our knowledge he has cast but one vote on the side of patriotism during two sessions, and that he has been persistently trying to explain into suspicion or positive disrepute ever since. Rest easy, General, you shall not fall by the "fulsome" praise of your foes.
But Gen. Coffroth goes into the future. When no one was accusing him in any public manner of a disreputable compact with certain Republicans to secure a seat in the next Congress, in the face of his defeat by the people, he rushes to his own vindication, and insists that if any person should happen to think he was so influenced in his vote, they must be at once undeceived. He gives the world to know that he don't affiliate with Republicans, or Abolitionists as he calls them. He did not mean to give vitality to the Republicans by his vote, but he launched it forth upon them with death and widespread destruction. He says--"I assure the abolitionists that are now praising me, I did not vote for the amendment on account of any love for their party or their principles, but it was to stab them!
Thus while Coffroth has been censured by thoughtless friends for supporting a favorite dogma of the Republicans, he was in fact playing the part of political assassin and meant by one grand sweep of strategy to kill and entomb the opposition to the Democracy. So far from being the apostate of Democracy, he would prove himself the Brutus of Republicanism and go down in history as the hero who bought gifts to weave in chaplets for the dead. When the impartial limner comes to paint the startling events of the last Congress and the death of the Republican organization, the central figure of that panorama must be the Brutus of the 16th district, with the dying party uttering its last sad words--Et tute Coffroth!
Two reasons are given in detail by Gen. Coffroth for the vote in question. He voted for the amendment to destroy the Republican party by destroying slavery and again he tells his constituents that he voted for it to run a corner on the President because the States would inevitably defeat its adoption! Profoundly logical! Since both propositions cannot be accepted, will the General oblige us with a brief letter of not over several columns telling us just what he did mean when he cast the vote for the amendment? Had he been silent, his vote would have needed no explanation. It would have stood forever as a record of which himself and his children could have been proud; but since he has given half a score of reasons for it at different times, no two of which harmonize with each other, and all of which confront the vote itself, we beg the General to give us one sensible explanation of his explanations, and then--stop!
(Column 3)Summary: Announces the passage of the bill authorizing an additional $200 raised by taxation to pay volunteers in Franklin County. The bill authorizing Guilford and Green Townships to pay $300 to drafted men or their families has not passed in the Senate.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Notes the single change in Lincoln's cabinet. Hon. Hugh McCulloch of Indiana replaces Fessenden in the Treasury.The draft . . .
(Column 3)Summary: Complains that the draft is unfairly heavy in Franklin County, especially given the losses already suffered.Major Dodge
(Column 3)Summary: Celebrates the removal of Major Dodge, the Assistant Provost Marshal of Pennsylvania, and replacement by Gen. Hinks. The author believes that Dodge failed to act honorably in his office.Arlington Place. The Home of the Traitor Robert E. Lee--Mournful Evidences of Treason's Work--Saints for the Capture of Charleston--Soldiers' Cemetery--The Buildings and Grounds--The Retribution.
(Column 4)Summary: Describes the home of Robert E. Lee, the capture of Charleston, and the soldiers' cemetery.
Trailer: "A. K. M."Harrisburg. Adjournment to Attend the Inauguration. Local Bounty Bills--The Claim Bill Reported--Payment Negatives--The Appropriation Bill--Gov. Curtin--Removal of Major Dodge--Pennsylvania and the Cabinet.
(Column 5)Summary: "Horace" reports news from Harrisburg on the Pennsylvania legislature. The bill for the adjudication of claims for war damages in the border counties has been reported to the House, with the "proviso that the State shall not assume the payment of any part of said claims."
Trailer: "Horace"Negroes As Soldiers
(Column 6)Summary: Discusses the successful efforts by the federal government to incorporate black men into the military. The author praises blacks for their performance as soldiers. The article includes articles and statements by Gen. Lee that show a similar sentiment in the Confederacy. The Confederates realize they will need the manpower of their slaves to win the war.Inauguration of President Lincoln! Immense Procession! The Oath Administered to the President and Vice President! Inaugural Address of President Lincoln Delivered! Unbounded Enthusiasm Of The People! The Inaugural Address!
(Column 7)Summary: Describes the inauguration of President Lincoln.
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(Column 2)Summary: Provides an update on the status of the Franklin County residents imprisoned by the Confederates. Thomas H. McDowell returned home by using trickery to get a parole. He reports that J. Porter Brown, D. M. Eiker, and George Caufman escaped on February 18. George Heck, A. C. McGrath and Charles Kinsler remain in prison.Capt. James R. Gilmore
(Names in announcement: Thomas H. McDowell, J. Porter Brown, D. M. Eiker, George Caufman, George Heck, A. C. McGrath, Charles Kinsler)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports a reference to James R. Gilmore, of Franklin County, in the New South newspaper printed in Port Royal. Gilmore manages the telegraphic communication of the army as the Superintendent of Military Telegraphs.Promotions
(Names in announcement: Capt. James R. Gilmore)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces the promotions of Co. G, 17th Pa. Cavalry: Kurtz to major, Daniel Snively to captain, H. G. Bonebrake to first lieutenant, and Jacob Porter to second lieutenant.The 77th Regiment Mounted
(Names in announcement: Capt. Kurtz, 1st Lieut. Daniel Snively, 2nd Lieut. H. G. Bonebrake, Sergt. Jacob Porter)
(Column 2)Summary: Notes the mounting of the 77th Regiment, under Col. Rose, to become part of Gen. Thomas' army.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Col. Rose)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports the display of two bricks from Fort Sumter, sent by Gilmore, at Nixon's store.Gone To The Front
(Names in announcement: Capt. James R. Gilmore)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that Capt. Hullinger and Co. D, 21st Pa. Cavalry joins their regiment at the front after duty in Schuykill and other counties.Personal
(Names in announcement: Capt. Hullinger)
(Column 3)Summary: Mentions news on John Burns, Gens. Crook and Kelly, and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston.Summary Of War News.
(Column 3)Summary: Summarizes news on the rebel evacuation of Georgetown and the four hundred and fifty pieces of ordnance captured during the attack on Charleston.Finance And Trade
(Column 3)Summary: Announces Congress' passage of a bill for a new loan of $600,000,000 to be issued at no more than 7-30 per annum. Congress guards against any increase of currency. The organization of the First National Bank of Greencastle includes James C. McLanahan, Jonathan Ruthrauff, Melchi Snively, Jacob Shook, Jonathan Rowe, George W. Zeigler, Jonathan Wilhelm, A. B. Wingerd, Jacob B. Crowell, Jesse Craig, and S. A. Bradley. McLanahan serves as the president. The Repository defends its warning to banks to be careful about expansion. Reports that Gehr and Sharpe went to Pittsburgh to inquire into the Cherry Run and Pittsburgh Company.Married
(Names in announcement: James C. McLanahanEsq., Jonathan Ruthrauff, Melchi Snively, Jacob Shook, Jonathan Rowe, George W. Zeigler, Jonathan Wilhelm, A. B. Wingerd, Jacob B. Crowell, Jesse Craig, S. A. Bradley, Col. Gehr, Mr. Sharpe)
(Column 4)Summary: On February 23, at the home of the bride's father, by Rev. Howe, John Hoover, of Greenvillage married Elmira Rhodes, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland County.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Wesley Howe, Mr. John Hoover, Miss Elmira Rhodes, Mr. Rhodes)
(Column 4)Summary: On February 28, by Rev. Dyson, Jacob Noggle married Catharine Douse, both of Quincy TownshipMarried
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson, Mr. Jacob Noggle, Miss Catharine Douse)
(Column 4)Summary: On March 5, by Rev. Dyson, John Kimble married Margaret Warden, of Chambersburg.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson, Mr. John Kimble, Miss Margaret Warden)
(Column 4)Summary: On March 6, in Chambersburg, Wright died at 85 years.Died
(Names in announcement: James WrightEsq.)
(Column 4)Summary: On March 1, near Upper Strasburg, Kauffman died at 64 years.Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. Jacob Kauffman)
(Column 4)Summary: On February 18, in St. Thomas, Catharine Sackman, died at 39 years, 5 months and 22 days.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Catharine Sackman)
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