Franklin Repository: January 09, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 3)Summary: A transcript of Gov. Curtin's message to the Legislature, which details the current state of Pennsylvania's finances.Constitutional Amendments and the Executive Power
(Column 8)Summary: The author of the article, Judge John M. Read, refutes the notion that the Executive has the power to "interfere with an amendment in any way whether in Congress or in a State Legislature." Thus, President Johnson's efforts to derail the passage of the proposed measures is strictly forbidden.
Origin of Article: Harper's Weekly
(Column 1)Summary: The piece congratulates Louis W. Hall, just re-elected Speaker of the Senate, and his counterpart in the House, Col. John P. Glass, as well as George W. Hamersly and Adin W. Benedict, who were selected to be the Chief Clerks of the respective houses.The Senatorship
(Column 1)Summary: The editors urge the members of the General Assembly to consider the consequences of selecting Simon Cameron to be the state's next Senator because such a decision would represent an "appalling betrayal of the loyal men of the State." Should the Legislature not heed this warning and perpetrate this "monstrous wrong," the people "will revolt as never before."
Full Text of Article:From Harrisburg
On Tuesday next the highest honor and the most responsible trust in the gift of the State will be conferred by the legislature. It is the richest fruit of the loyal victory so nobly won by the faithful men of Pennsylvania, and must bring honor or shame to our mighty Commonwealth for six years to come. The humiliation imposed upon a generous people by a shameless apostate, is to be retrieved, and the Republicans of the State demand of the legislature that their noblest trust and their dearest interests shall not be bartered to a political adventurer, who never won a position but by fraud, and never left one but with dishonor.
We admonish the legislature and the People of the State, that there is imminent danger of a nomination for Senator, not only in insolent defiance of the wishes of the People, but one that will do positive violence to the earnest hopes of nineteen-twentieths of the loyal voters of the State. Why there is such peril, we need not explain. It is known to all who read and think--from man to child the story is familiar everywhere; and no legislator can be held blameless who aids or tolerates the success of the effort.
Already the same baleful influences which are expected to secure the election of Simon Cameron to the Senate, have compassed the control of the various channels of political power about the legislature; and all disguise is thrown off as the lobby and subsidized presses boast that the victory is won--that the purchase is consummated--that the sacrifice to pelf and plunder of the richest jewel of loyal triumph is complete. With almost one accord the People protest. With the perfidy of Cowan and the treachery of Johnson staining past Republican victories, they have demanded tested fidelity and some measure of statesmanship in the Senator to be chosen, and they will revolt as never before if this monstrous wrong shall be successful.
Not a district, county, or township in Pennsylvania has asked the election of Simon Cameron by any sort of action of the People; and not a single loyal press has preferred him in obedience to the sentiment of its Republican readers. On the contrary; wherever the People have spoken their voice has been for another, and often coupled with a positive injunction that Cameron shall not be the man in any event. Three-fourths of the loyal press have indicated their choice--an honest, unpurchased expression--and of all the counties and districts which have instructed, but one is at variance with the general preference for our honored Executive, and that was for Mr. Stevens in his own home. Nor has this sentiment changed. Presses may be controlled; legislators may be made forgetful of their solemn obligations to their constituents, but the People are above and beyond the reach of the corrupting influences which are brought into requisition to make a Senator.
We ask the legislature to pause before this appalling betrayal of the loyal men of the State is consummated. Before the ungracious task is performed, let each man be mindful that he who enters into this crusade against the integrity of the Republican organization, leaves hope behind him. It cannot be successful save at the cost alike of the individuals who support it and of the organization that has, in an evil hour, trusted them. The People ask of their servants that they so perform this important duty--so confer this highest honor--that our great State shall be honored, and Freedom and Justice have a faithful champion, regardless of the blandishments or plunder of power. It will not be well for those who are heedless of this earnest demand of an earnest People!
(Column 2)Summary: In his column, the Repository's correspondent acknowledges that, despite his deep reservations and opposition, there is a good chance that Simon Cameron will win in his bid to capture the Senate seat. The only hope to rescue the state from this predicament, he laments, lies with Gov. Curtin, who is the only politician with sufficient strength to "defeat the corruptionists" currently manipulating the selection process in Harrisburg.
Full Text of Article:
Editorial Correspondence of the Franklin Repository.
Harrisburg, Jan. 7, 1867.
It would be idle to attempt to disguise the fact that there is danger of Cameron's nomination by the Republican caucus. Had his purpose to effect a nomination on Wednesday night last not been frustrated by the boldness of some twenty members, who resolved that they would not be bound by a trick so palpably venal, he would have pressed the Senatorial nomination through at that time with whip and spur, and thenceforth had the vantage ground of a caucus endorsement. But it was one of the things he did not dare to do, and thus compelled to bow to the will of the People, who, as a mass, are his deadly antagonists in this struggle.
I would be faithless to the integrity of the Republican organization, did I not declare that a majority of the legislators desire some pretext for giving their support to Cameron. I have seen men come here with honest purpose to reflect the wishes of their constituents, stagger from day to day and finally fall into the bewildering, seething whirlpool of corruption that is ever reaching for them and drawing them almost imperceptibly into its fearful, fatal embrace. To-day it is defiantly flaunted into our faces that a clear majority is fixed and settled beyond per-adventure, and the first part of the boast is not without foundation. But time--even but a few days--may prove a great leveler and place the venal victor in disgraceful defeat. The People are moving in different sections of the State. In Allegheny they have called public meetings, and are sending up the earnest appeal of their faithful men in behalf of the integrity and life of their organization. In every portion of the State the humiliation of Cameron's triumph is so keenly felt, that there will be hundreds if not thousands of true Republicans here before the nomination to demand that their choicest gift, and their most responsible trust shall not be shamelessly bartered in open market to one who has no just claim to statesmanship, and who has never won an honor save by fraud or purchase.
Thaddeus Stevens and Col. Forney have at last appreciated the peril of the situation, and they will be here this evening to throw themselves into the gaping breach made by Cameron's lobby. They come in earnest, and mean to struggle as earnest men to avert the threatened national disgrace. The published statement that Curtin had declined in favor of Stevens is entirely without foundation. He never proposed or contemplated such a course. He will remain in the field to which he has been called by the imperative demand of the Republicans of the State, until the great struggle is over, and if he fail of success, his hands and record will be clear. But that the friends of Stevens, Grow and Curtin will cordially co-operate with Cameron is certainly true, and they can scarcely fail to succeed. They have first of all a common political organization to save, and the common interests and honor of a mighty commonwealth to shield from consuming shame, and they will act with unbroken ranks to perform this task. That once done, the friends of all the candidates opposed to Cameron will doubtless act wisely and with reference to success. I do not now see how any other than Curtin can combine sufficient strength to defeat the corruptionists. Certain it is that the Cameron men desire most of all that Curtin should be taken from the field, and in the present aspect of affairs his withdrawal would render Cameron's nomination inevitable. With such a result as likely to follow his declination, he could do so only at the sacrifice of honor. He can afford to be beaten, but he will not be a suicide. If fraud shall overthrow him now, it needs no prophetic mind to forecast the enthusiasm and determination with which the loyal People will make the rejected stone their crowning ornament. A.K.M.
Trailer: A. K. M.The Senatorship! The Aroused Indignation of the People! Corruption Cannot Triumph with Impunity!
(Column 3)Summary: The article includes extracts from journals from around the state that declare their indignation at the prospect of Simon Cameron, once again, securing "a seat in the Senate by corruption and purchase."
Origin of Article: Press; Pittsburg CommercialSecretary McCulloch's Financial Policy
(Column 6)Summary: In his letter, "Bobtail" assails the record of the Treasury Secretary, labelling him the "most remorseless and unscrupulous enemy of business interests and businessmen." The cause of Bobtail's vituperation is the Secretary's refusal to adopt a "greenback policy," which "would develop this country more in twenty years than a gold policy would in sixty years."
Trailer: BobtailAdvantages of Life Insurance
(Column 6)Summary: According to "Vindex," the charges levelled by "Bobtail" relative to the usefulness of life insurance are completely inaccurate. In contrast to the "fallacious figures" provided by this critic of the industry, a thorough reading of a "'Life Insurance Manual'" would yield a dramatically different conclusion.
(Column 2)Summary: The piece informs readers that the "Indian doctors, Dr. Wenger & Co., formerly of New York and Philadelphia," will be staying at the Montgomery Inn in Chambersburg, from Thursday to Sunday, where they can be reached for consultations.Local Items--I. O. G. T.
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that John M. Gilmore and members of the Waynesboro and McMurray Lodge helped organize the Valley Echo Lodge in Greencastle last Thursday, the seventh chapter established in the county.Local Items--Elections of Directors
(Names in announcement: John M. Gilmore)
(Column 2)Summary: At the meeting of the Repository Association's stockholders last Monday, A. K. McClure, H. S. Stoner, S. S. Shyrock, George W. Immel, and S. G. Lane were elected Directors for the upcoming year. McClure was unanimously selected to continue as President and Chief Editor, and Stoner as Secretary and Treasurer.Local Items--Temperance Convention
(Names in announcement: A. K. McClure, H. S. Stoner, S. S. Shyrock, George W. Immel, S. G. Lane)
(Column 2)Summary: On Jan. 22nd, relates the article, delegates from different temperance organizations in the county will hold a convention to devise "the best means to promote" their cause.Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: Rev. E. E. Higbee will be inaugurated as Professor of Church History in the Theological Seminary of the German Reformed Church on January 18th.Local Items--Appointment
(Names in announcement: E. E. Higbee)
(Column 2)Summary: J. H. Jarrett has been appointed Post Master of Loudun, replacing J. Thompson, who resigned.Border Damages
(Names in announcement: J. H. Jarrett, J. Thompson)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that the residents of Adams county held a public meeting on January 1st, to "take steps to secure an appropriation to the people who lost property" during the rebel invasion.Married
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 16th, David Mehaffy and Sarah Raifsnider were married by Rev. Tobias Crider.Married
(Names in announcement: David Mehaffy, Sarah Raifsnider, Rev. Tobias Crider)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 20th, Samuel Mickey, of Lancaster, and Catharine Musselman were married by Rev. Tobias Crider.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel Mickey, Catharine Musselman, Rev. Tobias Crider)
(Column 4)Summary: On Jan. 1st, Hiram Walles and Ellen Tridle were married by Rev. H. Y. Hummelbaugh.Married
(Names in announcement: Hiram Walles, Ellen C. Tridle, Rev. H. Y. Hummelbaugh)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 18th, Jacob B. Miller and Elizabeth Reifsnider were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob B. Miller, Elizabeth Reifsnider, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 19th, G. H. M. Bowers and Kate B. Evans were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: G. H. M. Bowers, Kate B. Evans, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 27th, Adolph Schleep and Lizzie Berger were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Adolph Schleep, Lizzie Berger, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 27th, Christian B. Friedly and Sophia Keller were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Christian B. Friedly, Sophia Keller, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 4)Summary: On Jan. 2nd, Armstead Baltimore and Marry Ellen Thompson were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Armstead Baltimore, Marry Ellen Thompson, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 4)Summary: On Jan. 2nd, Samuel D. Baker, of Lexington, Va., and Mary Earley were married by Rev. S. H. C. Smith.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel D. Baker, Mary Earley, Rev. S. H. C. Smith)
(Column 3)Summary: On Jan. 3rd, William Keefer and Elizabeth McCoy were married by Rev. S. H. C. Smith.Married
(Names in announcement: William Keefer, Elizabeth McCoy, Rev. S. H. C. Smith)
(Column 4)Summary: On Jan. 3rd, Brown L. Austin and Anna Newcomer were married by Rev. J. A. Kunkleman.Married
(Names in announcement: Brown L. Austin, Anna Newcomer, Rev. J. A. Kunkleman)
(Column 4)Summary: On Jan. 1st, Samuel A. Shearer and Jasmine, daughter of Jacob Shearer, were married by Rev. William A. West.Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel A. Shearer, Jasmine Shearer, Jacob Shearer, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 22nd, Catharine Snyder, 72, died at the residence of her son-in-law, near Fayetteville.Died
(Names in announcement: Catharine Snyder)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 22nd, James B., son of James B. Worthington, dec'd, died. He was 5 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: James B. Worthington, James B. Worthington)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 28th, Mary Ann, wife of James Ferguson, died at Dry Run. She was 47 years old.Married
(Names in announcement: Mary Ann Ferguson, James Ferguson)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 30th, Laura Ella, daughter of John W. and Anna Mary Campbell, died near Dry Run. She was 2 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Laura Ella Campbell, Anna Mary Campbell, John W. Campbell)
(Column 4)Summary: On Dec. 26th, Ursula Weaver, wife of John R. Weaver, died in Chambersburg. She was 61 years old.
(Names in announcement: Ursula Weaver, John R. Weaver)
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