Franklin Repository: 11 29, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: Page contains advertisements, an assortment of anecdotes, and a short story entitled "The Broken Vow."
(Column 1)Summary: The Thirty-Ninth Congress will convene shortly, and it is widely expected that the body will not include representatives from the states formerly in rebellion. It is also expected that the President will not try to override this decision; rather, the article explains, "he will submit the whole question to Congress."
Editorial Comment: "We should at least get our martyred dead decently buried, before their murderers become our law-makers."The Victory Complete
(Column 1)Summary: The returns from the 77th Regiment have finally been processed, and as the editors expected, they have secured victories for David McConaughy and Col. Rowe in their respective contests.
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At length we have the full returns from the 77th regiment, and they give a majority of 6 to Mr. M'Conaughy over Mr. Duncan, for Senator, and give Col. Rowe a majority of 14 over Mr. Stenger for District Attorney. No one of either party had doubted that if the men of the 77th from Franklin and Adams had an opportunity to vote, they would more than reverse the nominal majorities given to Stenger and Duncan by the home vote, and it will be a matter of congratulation on the part of the Union men, that these brave soldiers who have defended their cause in the field, have by their ballots given it victory at home. This result insures that Mr. McConaughy's admission into the Senate in a few weeks after the commencement of the session, as he will contest solely on the ground that the full returns on their face elect him and entitle him to the seat. Mr. Duncan will of course be sworn at the organization of the Senate, if he shall claim to be sworn in the face of a majority cast against him; but a brief contest will eject him and give the Union men the Senator they have clearly chosen. The accident that the 77th was in Texas, thousands of miles away, which delayed the filing of their returns until after the day fixed by law for awarding the certificates, gives Mr. Duncan a prima facia right to the seat; but will he take it now that his advantage is but a technical one and confronting the full poll of the district? If Mr. McConaughy should claim the seat in the face of a legal majority against him, we should consider him unworthy of the confidence of the Union men of the district. We should second no effort to give place to Union men by fraud, or in violation of the will of the people; but Mr. Duncan and his friends may or may not accept the decision manfully and allow Mr. McConaughy to be sworn.
The following is the official vote of the district, including the army vote, for Senator:County M'Conaughy Duncan Franklin 2,578 3,521 Army vote 34 -- Adams 2,576 2,667 Army vote 6 -- TOTAL 6,194 6,188
Majority for M'Conaughy, 6.
The same return elects Col. D. Watson Rowe District Attorney by a majority of 14. The following is the official vote:Vote Rowe Stenger Home vote 3,540 3,548 Army vote 22 -- TOTAL 3,562 3,548
Majority for Col. Rowe, 14.
Thus have the brave soldiers of the Green Spot made the Union victory complete, and it was fitting that they should give success to so brave and accomplished a soldier as Col. Rowe.
(Column 2)Summary: The article reports that John Reed Jr. was found not guilty for the murder of Jacob Crouse in Bedford county. Disturbed that Reed has been cleared of the charges, the piece relates the fact that Reed openly expressed his support for the Confederacy before fleeing to Canada to avoid the draft. Crouse, by contrast, was a patriot whose only crime was his propensity to "express what every loyal man felt" when he encountered Reed, that "full plumed, defiantly blatant apologist of treason."
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Mr. John B. Reed, Jr., was tried in Bedford last week for the murder of Jacob Crouse, and the jury, after deliberating about an hour, brought in a verdict of not guilty, whereupon the defendant was discharged.
This case was a remarkable one in several respects, and, while we do not question the finding of the jury, it presents some grave questions which are well worthy of consideration. Mr. Reed was confessedly disloyal. He had no sympathy with the government which guaranteed to him all the civil, religious and political rights, but on the contrary notoriously sympathized with its murderous foes. He fled his country in the day of peril to escape service in its cause, and took refuge under the flag of a foreign and unfriendly government. But necessity compelled Congress to protect itself against such faithless citizens, and to save disfranchisement he returned to his home and saved his citizenship by an appeal to the Provost Marshal General. Jacob Crouse was a loyal man--loyal to indiscretion it may be. He naturally hated skulking disloyalists who when at home denounced their country and its cause, and who abroad affiliated with the emissaries of treason. He was prone to express what every loyal man felt when he met the full plumed, defiant, blatant apologist of treason, and we infer from the verdict of the jury, that he did provoke breaches of the peace, and was responsible for the affray in which he was killed. We accept this as the fact, because if the evidence did not establish it, then was the acquittal but a mockery of justice.
Thus has ended as far as the law is potential, the sad affair which made Jacob Crouse find an untimely grave, and acquitted Mr. Reed of murder within the law. No punishment is meted out by human hands; but of all those involved in the actions of several years which culminated in this homicide, Mr. Jno. P. Reed, Jr., is most to be pitied. However others may feel, he will not be insensible to the rod of the inexorable avenger. There will be calm, sad moments to cloud his future life when he must trace the untimely death of Mr. Crouse, not to the madness of Mr. Crouse, but to the perfidy he manifested to an imperiled country; and the consciousness that such a fate was the offspring of such a cause, and that the living will point to him as stained with blood which common patriotism would have averted, will be a fearful, relentless avenger throughout his life. There are still worse punishments than the cell or the halter.
(Column 2)Summary: William Kennedy, "an able and spirited writer," left his post at the Shippensburg Sentinel to join the editorial corps at the Carlisle Volunteer.Address Of Schuyler Colfax
(Names in announcement: William Kennedy)
(Column 6)Summary: Contains a transcript of Colfax's address before a group of admirers. The thrust of the speech centered upon his belief that the southern states must adhere to certain basic principles to be re-admitted to the Union: they must acknowledge the supremacy of the Constitution as the law of the land, and that it pertains to all men, black and white; they must ratify the constitutional amendments lately passed by Congress; they must elect eligible men to office, not former rebel leaders; and that a clear majority of their populations must give evidence of their "earnest and cheerful loyalty."
Editorial Comment: "Mr. Colfax was serenaded in Washington on Saturday evening a week, and in reply to the compliment made the following speech:"Extensive Counterfeiting
(Column 7)Summary: It is reported that the Charles J. Roberts, an Englishman reputed to be one of the best engravers in country, was caught in a sting operation in Brooklyn where he had allegedly travelled to forge a partnership with an printer renowned for his skills as a counterfeiter.
Origin of Article: New York TribuneThe Bonnet Question
(Column 7)Summary: The article notes that women in Philadelphia "are rebelling against the winter fashion for bonnets." They prefer the "small bonnets of last summer," which require far less material than the latest models and were "ten-fold more graceful."
Origin of Article: Philadelphia North American
Local Items--Waynesboro Items
(Column 1)Summary: Last Tuesday, a horse and buggy were stolen from the Hotel yard of Francis Bowden. Upon discovering the loss, a party of "detectives" took after the perpetrator and caught up with him near Shady Grove. Though the stolen property, owned by Mr. Coyle, was recovered, the felon escaped capture.
(Names in announcement: Francis Bowden, Doyle)Origin of Article: Village RecordLocal Items--Fast Driving
(Column 1)Summary: On a $50 wager that he could not travel the distance in less than 3 hours, John Fisher, of the Union Hotel, raced by horse and buggy from Chambersburg to McConnellsburg in 2 hours and nine minutes, and returned to the starting point in 3.Local Items--Temperance
(Names in announcement: John Fisher)
(Column 1)Summary: Last Monday, Rev. J. S. McMurry delivered a sermon in the Methodist Church on evils of drink, which was followed by the establishment of a lodge of Good Templars.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. S. McMurry)
(Column 1)Summary: It is reported that David D. Durboraw, formerly of Chambersburg, was appointed United States Inspector of Tobacco, Cigars, and Snuff for the 2nd Congressional District of Virginia.Will The Negro Work?
(Names in announcement: David D. Durboraw)
(Column 3)Summary: The article ridicules the Providence Journal for a piece it published, which asserted that the black man will not work unless he is obliged to. In "this respect," the Repository relates, "he resembles the white man" since "being obliged to work is to be understood" as "having some definite object and incentive to work." As such, "when food and clothing, comfort and competency are the rewards of his labor," both blacks and whites will work.
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WILL THE NEGRO WORK?--We are continually informed, says Providence Journal, that the negro will not work unless he is obliged to. Does it ever occur to these captious critics that in this respect Sambo shows himself to be "a man and a brother;" that in this respect, if in no other, he resembles the white man? By being obliged to work is to be understood having some definite object and incentive for work. It is quite evident that neither a negro nor a white man will voluntarily work, when the proceeds of his labor go into the pockets of another. It is equally evident that when food and clothing, comfort and competency, are the rewards of his labor, either will work. We are not acquainted with that enthusiastic creature, black or white, who works for the fun of it.
(Column 3)Summary: It is reported that there has been some "speculative movement in Oil stocks" recently. Consequently, stocks that "have good territory and honest efforts to effect developments" are expected to "command a good price." Several companies, including the Sterling and the Pennsylvania Imperial Companies, are scheduled to hold stock holders meetings in the upcoming weeks to discuss their current fiscal states.Married
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 9th, Solomon Crider and Kate Crider were married by Rev. J. Bishop.Married
(Names in announcement: Solomon Crider, Kate Crider, Rev. Bishop)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 16th, William Fry and Lydia Weagley were married by Rev. William Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: William Fry, Lydia Weagley, Rev. William Eyster)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 21st, Absalom Cunningham, of Washington county, Maryland, and Annie Crole were married by Rev. William Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: Absalom Cunningham, Annie Crole, Rev. William Eyster)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 2nd, Henry Grossman and Mary Jane Powell were married by Rev. William Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: Henry Grossman, Mary Jane Powell, Rev. William Eyster)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 18th, George Criner and A. H. Shaltzer were married by Rev. C. F. Thomas.Married
(Names in announcement: George Criner, A. H. Shaltzer, Rev. C. F. Thomas)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 9th, Joseph Oller and Kate M. Ferren were married.Married
(Names in announcement: Joseph Oller, Kate M. Ferren)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 20th, William Harshman and Mary Ann Benedict were married by Rev. Jacob F. Oiler.Married
(Names in announcement: William Harshman, Mary Ann Benedict, Jacob F. Oiler)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 21st, David C. Deatrich and J. Logan were married by Rev. C. F. Thomas.Married
(Names in announcement: David C. Deatrich, J. Logan, Rev. C. F. Thomas)
(Column 4)Summary: On Sept. 26th, David K. Black and Mary J. Bittner were married.Married
(Names in announcement: David K. Black, Mary J. Bittner)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 3rd, Angus Cringer and Matilda Hart were married.Married
(Names in announcement: Angus Cringer, Matilda Hart)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 19th, David Saylor and A. E. Byrum were married by Rev. J. D. Freed.Married
(Names in announcement: David Saylor, A. E. Byrum, Rev. J. D. Freed)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 18th, Lewis W. Neff, of Washington County, Md., and Elizabeth Powell were married.Married
(Names in announcement: Lewis W. Neff, Elizabeth Powell)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 12th, George Weitman and Sarah Riddle were married by Rev. G. Roth.Married
(Names in announcement: George Weitman, Sarah Riddle, Rev. G. Roth)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 12th, Samuel Ebersole and Barbara Yost were married.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel Ebersole, Barbara Yost)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 21st, John C. Fallon and Mary C., eldest daughter of William Dice, were married by Rev. J. Hassler.Married
(Names in announcement: John C. Fallon, William Dice, Mary C. Dice, Rev. J. Hassler)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 21st, John W. Parker and Kate P. Karper were married by Rev. G. H. Beckley.Married
(Names in announcement: John W. Parker, Kate P. Karper, Rev. G. H. Beckley)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 22nd, John M. Kohler and Maggie C. McKenzie were married by Rev. E. B. Watson.Married
(Names in announcement: John M. Kohler, Maggie C. McKenzie, Rev. E. B. Watson)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 23rd, H. S. Hege and Fanny Echman were married by Rev. John Walker Jackson.Died
(Names in announcement: H. S. Hege, Fanny Echman, Rev. John Walker Jackson)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 10th, Elizabeth B., daughter of Jacob Shaffer, died near Welsh Run.Died
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth B. Shaffer, Jacob Shaffer)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 18th, Phineas Eachus, 79, died in Greencastle.Died
(Names in announcement: Phineas Eachus)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 14th, Mary Ellen, daughter of Edward and Amelia Humrichouse, died. She was 3 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Ellen Humrichouse, Edward Humrichouse, Amelia Humrichouse)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 9th, Christian Smith, 55, died in Chambersburg.Died
(Names in announcement: Christian Smith)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 10th, Henry, infant son of John Seibert, died. He was three months old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Seibert, Henry Seibert)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 2nd, Jacob Young, 82, died near Waynesboro.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Young)
(Column 4)Summary: On Nov. 19th, Ann Fulton, 84, died near Waynesboro.Died
(Names in announcement: Ann Fulton)
(Column 4)Summary: On Oct. 17th, Sergeant Lewis N. Isabell, formerly of Chambersburg, died at Hilton Head, S. C., of "Conjestive Fever of the Brain." He was 27 years old.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Lewis N. Isabell)
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