Franklin Repository: September 20, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 |
(Column 5)Summary: A copy of the address given by Thaddeus Stevens on Sept. 6th before the citizens of Lancaster, in which the Radical Republican describes the "current condition of the Rebel States" and spells out his vision for "the proper mode of re-organizing the Government, and the future prospects of the Republic."
Mr. Stevens Speech
(Column 2)Summary: The editors commend Stevens for his speech, which, like all of his efforts, was "characterized by masterly ability," and cast their support for his proposed reconstruction program, including his call to confiscate land in the South, which he deems as "the only means of supplanting the withering blight of slavery with an educated, progressive, and honored industry."Shall The Rebels Return To Power?
(Column 3)Summary: Pointing to the situation in Virginia, where several "former" rebels have been elected to office, the editors question whether the political system is functioning properly. To illustrate the apparent contradiction in the current policy, they note that A. H. H. Stuart, the owner of the Staunton Spectator, has proclaimed in his journal that "'no man who can conscientiously take the Congressional oath would be a fair exponent of the sentiments of the people,' " yet he is running as a "professedly loyal repentant candidate" for Congress.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: It is reported that Mengel Reed was pardoned by President Johnson, but, notes the article, it was granted on the grounds that he was a "traitor" "who had taken up arms against the government." As such, Reed's admission runs counter to the statements made by his supporters in Bedford who claim that he "had no sympathy with the rebels and was their unwilling captive."[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: The editors categorically dismiss an accusation made in the Lancaster Intelligencer suggesting that David McConaughy received the Republican nomination for Senate only after A. K. McClure dropped out of the race once he "became satisfied" that the district "could not be carried by a Republican." Rather, they explain, the nomination "belonged" to Adams county (the other county in the district), hence the claims made in the pages of the Intelligencer "are wholly wrong."
Origin of Article: The Lancaster Journal
Local Items--Gossip With Our Friends
(Column 1)Summary: "Gossip" reports on his trip to New York and his interactions with the throngs of Southerners who have flocked to the city.Local Items--Sudden Death
(Column 1)Summary: Mrs. Landis, wife of Henry Landis, of Letterkenny, died suddenly while riding into town to go shopping after a wound on her leg broke "open into profuse hemorrhage causing her death in less that an hour."Local Items--Fire
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Landis, Henry Landis)
(Column 1)Summary: Last Sunday a fire destroyed the stock and fixtures in the store room of Moses Greenawalt's shop. The damaged property is partly covered by insurance.Local Items--Waynesboro Items
(Names in announcement: Moses Greenawalt)
(Column 1)Summary: Last Saturday, George Ludwig purchased the Noel property on the northwest corner of the Diamond for $5,660.Died
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 6th, Ruth Clayton, wife of Samuel Jeffery, formerly of Chambersburg, died in Allegheny city, Pa. She was 64 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Ruth Clayton Jeffery, Samuel Jeffery)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 9th, Henry Clay Everett, 21, died of Congestive Fever at his father's home in Fannettsburg.Died
(Names in announcement: Henry Clay Everett)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 26th, Capt. John A. Heckman, of Co. D, 123rd Ohio Volunteers, died in Baltimore at the residence of his aunt. Heckman participated in 22 major battles and escaped harm until the last engagement of the war when he received the wound which caused his death. Though raised in Ohio, Heckman was born in Waynesboro before his family moved west.Died
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 9th, Elizabeth Dunkle, 75, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Daniel Benedict, in Quincy township.Died
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Dunkle, Daniel Benedict)
(Column 4)Summary: A lengthy eulogy for Dr. S. D. Culbertson, who died on August 25th.