Franklin Repository: March 27, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 1)Summary: A correction to the story that appeared in the last issue of the Repository stating that A. D. Gordon is the acting Assessor of the district. In fact, the position is held by Frederick Wiemer.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. D. Gordon)
(Column 1)Summary: Schuyler Colfax will deliver his address, "Across the Continent," in Chambersburg on April 20th.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: The article notes that Congress passed the supplementary Reconstruction Bill, overriding President Johnson's veto. The vote in the Senate was 40 to 7, and in the House 114 to 25.The World Moves!
(Column 1)Summary: Across the country, and even in the states lately in rebellion, assert the editors, there is growing public sentiment in favor of granting blacks the right to vote. The lone exception to this shift in sentiment is among Northern Democrats whose blind devotion to slavery and fear of economic competition with blacks in postbellum society has stifled their ability to move on and join the rest of the world in welcoming the dawn of a new era in American history.
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Like the Bourbons of France, the Democracy of the North learn nothing and forget nothing. They triumphed for years by blind devotion to Slavery, and schooled themselves and their children to hatred of the African, and fears of his successful competition with them in the race for social and political honors. They even bowed down to the demands of the slave power when it pronounced the Union a mere loose association that could be broken at will, and when traitors denied to the government the inherent power to preserve itself, every Northern Democrat echoed the same sentiment, and declared coercion to be a crime. Nor did its awkward folly stop there. It staggered through the war, ever afraid to avow its sympathy and belief, and too false to learn how dear to all were the blessings of our beneficient system of free government. When, in order to save the Republic, Slavery was stricken down, there was a protest as broad and as deep as Democracy could make it, and when the emancipated slave entered the Union ranks to defend our common flag, he was declared a dolt and a coward, and his presence in the army was pronounced an insult to the white soldier, and a needless wound to our "erring brethren" of the South. But step by step the world moved on, and Progress with Justice and Humanity emblazoned on its banner, until the still unrepentant traitor made negro enfranchisement an imperative necessity. Again the unlearned and unlearning Democracy revolted, and the doleful appeals for protection against the social and political equality of the negro resounded from every stump, as frightened Democratic orators plead their own cause against the advancement of the African. At last manhood suffrage dawned upon the National capital, and after the returned rebel soldiers and their congenial sympathizers had exhausted their indignation, they marched up to the polls, side by side with the negro, and the negro triumphed. The peace was unbroken; no violent convulsion in either nature or politics followed his voting, and his right and his power are now, and forever henceforth, accepted facts in the capital of the country. There may be political changes in Congress in time. Other parties than the Republicans may wield the power of the government, but none will abridge suffrage on the ground of color or caste.
Throughout the whole Union, and especially in the States lately in rebellion, the progress of public sentiment toward manhood suffrage is sweeping opposition from its course. In South Carolina, and in its very capital, the whites and blacks met and mingled by thousands last week, to consider the State of the country. The whites were not adventurers or those who are classed as traitors to the South. On the contrary, such lordly Democratic leaders and rebel warriors as Gen. Wade Hampton, and ex-U. S. Senator Desasseure, and others equally eminent, spoke from the same stand with sable orators, to an audience dotted with an equality of pale and dusky faces. The proud Hampton pronounced in favor of political equality, and his liberality was responded to by Nash and Picket, who with unlearned but eloquent tongues proposed for their white friends universal amnesty. On the same day some 3,000 negroes met in Savannah, Georgia, and were addressed by both blacks and whites, all uniting in proposing peace, brotherhood and impartial rights. Even in proud Virginia, the wet-nurse of treason and the boasted mother of statesmen, the voices which were defiant until now, begin to advocate the supremacy of the laws, and the acceptance of the principles of universal justice. Soon the negro, long the abject slave, will peacefully deposit his vote side by side with his old oppressor, and before another autumn shall tint Virginia's mountains, manhood suffrage will be the accepted and fixed policy of the Old Dominion. Nor is it looked upon as a temporary expedient. It is as immutable as the eternal laws of truth, and it will abide perpetually, while the blind passions which protested will fade into forgetfulness. Truly, the world moves!
In Pennsylvania our political Bourbons are still stumbling and snarling about the negro. While Wade Hampton was speaking with and to his ex-slaves in South Carolina, recognizing them as citizens and cordially conceding all their rights, the Democracy of the Pennsylvania legislature were resorting to revolutionary measures to defeat a bill forbidding railroads to discriminate against negroes, and they fitly represented their party. Here in Pennsylvania last of all will the Democracy learn that the negro is a citizen, and may progress in social and political rights in defiance of the prejudices which belong to other days. Nevertheless the world does move and will move, and those who move not with it, will be forgotten in the advancement of the age.
(Column 2)Summary: The article criticizes a suggestion made by the Pittsburg Gazette to form a mixed ticket of Republicans and Democrats to represent Allegheny in the next election for the state assembly. The Gazette proposed the idea because "the present legislature has lost the Republican party its prestige and power," a notion that the Repository editors do not challenge, though the editors do question whether the election of Democrats will solve the problem.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: The piece welcomes the return of the Mercersburg Review after a six year hiatus. The journal will be published with "renewed life and energy" under the direction of Rev. H. Harbaugh.Harrisburg
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. Harbaugh)
(Column 2)Summary: In the state capital, explains Horace, the Repository's Harrisburg correspondent, there were "lively times" during the past week. Of particular note, he says, was the controversy over the bill to increase funding for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, which Gov. Geary vetoed much to the delight of the "Western enthusiasts in the anti-monopoly line."
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository's Washington correspondent reports that Congress easily passed the supplemental Reconstruction bill, only forty minutes after the President had vetoed the same measure. Manhood suffrage, "Spectacles" declares, is now the fixed policy of the government," and "it will never be overthrown." Among the other events of note during the past week was the "scramble for the spoils of the administration," which was the "most disgusting exhibition of place-hunting ever witnessed in the history of this government."
(Column 5)Summary: The article provides a brief summary of some of the impeachment proceedings conducted against members of Congress and the Judiciary since the establishment of the United States.A Case of Woman Whipping
(Column 6)Summary: The piece relates the story of B. F. Mead, an "old man" who beat his daughter with "a large black-jack switch four or five feet long" because he disapproved of the style she had cut her hair. The beating left her with "a great number of stripes extending from shoulder to shoulder," one of which cut through the skin. Attempts to bring the man to trial were thwarted by his ability to keep his daughter from testifying.
Origin of Article: Evanston CourierEditorial Comment: "A Gibson county correspondent of the Evansvill (Ind.) Courier gives the following account of a recent case of woman whipping:"The Schuylkill County Murders
(Column 7)Summary: According to Gov. Geary, in the last four years, nearly fifty murders have been committed in Schuylkill county, a coal mining region where there are numerous "secret affiliations" among "disorderly" miners. To deal with the lawlessness, says the article, a committee of citizens from the county visited the legislature and urged it to institute a program to halt the violence which continues to threaten their community.
Origin of Article: Pittsburg GazetteSerious Riot in New York
(Column 7)Summary: It is reported that a riot broke out in New York as a procession of Irish societies made their way through the city's streets. The violence began after a truckman was attacked for taking too long to remove his team from the route. Numerous rioters and policemen were seriously injured in the ensuing melee.
Local Items--The Spring Election
(Column 1)Summary: Contains the election results from Antrim township and the Borough of Greencastle to complete the list of officers elected in Franklin county. In the Spring Election, Republicans elected judges of the election in ten districts and Democrats in twelve, with a tie in Warren. In Washington, which usually goes Republican, a Democrat was elected, and in Guilford, where Democrats generally win, a Republican emerged victorious; elections in the other areas went largely as predicted.Local Items--Appointments
(Names in announcement: John Wilhelm, Joseph S. Loose, Daniel Kuhn, Christian D. Lesher, Daniel Lechrone, Samuel B. Snively, Jacob Witmer, John Frantz, Thomas Gillen, Jacob Shank, John Smith, Michael Gordon, Benjamin Snively, Henry Brendle, Samuel Detrich, David Mowen, James C. Morehead, George H. Davidson, A. K. Weir, Jacob Deardorff, Daniel Hawbecker)
(Column 1)Summary: At the 10th Annual Session of the East Baltimore M. E. Conference, which was held Frederick, Md., on March 19th, appointments were made for the Carlisle and Frederick districts.Local Items--The Road Law
(Names in announcement: D. H. Carroll, Rev. S. H. C. Smith)
(Column 2)Summary: Contains a supplement to the recently enacted Road Law for Franklin county stipulating that roads shall be sold or contracted for no longer than a year, and that no drains or ditches shall be required on the road when the bed of the road is solid.Local Items--Arrest of W. R. Kreps
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that W. R. Kreps, formerly of Franklin county, was arrested for his involvement in the murder of an infant in Harrisburg, where he was the proprietor of the States Union Hotel. Evidently, a woman staying at the hotel gave birth to the child, then left with another woman and Kreps. Shortly after, the baby's body was found buried in the hotel garden. The three were arrested in New York and brought to Harrisburg to face charges of murder.Local Items--Telegraph Office Opened
(Names in announcement: W. R. Krebs)
(Column 2)Summary: Informs readers that a telegraph office opened in Waynesboro at the drug store owned by J. F. Kurtz.Local Items--Highway Robbery
(Names in announcement: J. F. Kurtz)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that John Ely was attacked and knocked down by "a colored man named Williams" while crossing the bridge near Lemnos Edgetool factory on Wednesday night. The thief absconded with one hundred dollars in greenbacks and another hundred in promisory notes. Williams was arrested the following day, though only half the money was recovered. He is currently being held in Fort Doebler.Local Items--Heavy Snow
(Names in announcement: John Ely, Williams)
(Column 2)Summary: The storm that passed through the area on Thursday and Friday, leaving 15 inches of snow, caused three barns to collapse.Local Items--Assault with Intent to Kill
(Names in announcement: C. H. McKnight, John Brown, Heysinger)
(Column 2)Summary: In a fight that took place in Quincy on Monday evening, George Rock stabbed Jacob Fisher eleven times in his abdomen. Rock attacked his victim shortly after the two men got into an altercation. Fisher is expected to recover.Local Items--Gettysburg and Chambersburg Railroad
(Names in announcement: George Rock, Jacob Fisher)
(Column 2)Summary: Notes that the legislature has extended the time for the payment of the enrollment tax on the Act to Incorporate the Gettysburg and Chambersburg Railroad company, which was initially approved on April 17, 1866.Married
(Column 3)Summary: On March 19th, D. J. Shull and Mary J. Shaffer were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: D. J. Shull, Mary J. Shaffer, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 14th, Andrew Foust and Mary Christmas were married by Rev. T. Crider.Married
(Names in announcement: Andrew Foust, Mary Christmas, Rev. T. Crider)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 21st, David Stouffer and Mary Bixler, of Carroll county, Md., were married by Rev. H. Y. Hummelbaugh.Married
(Names in announcement: David Stouffer, Mary Bixler, Rev. H. Y. Hummelbaugh)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 19th, Joseph S. Maloy and Sarah E. Wingert were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Joseph S. Maloy, Sarah E. Wingert, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 19th, Cyrus F. Kelley and Sarah Forney were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Cyrus F. Kelley, Sarah Forney, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 21st, William Lochbaum and Annie M. Reasner were married by Rev. H. Y. Hummelbaugh.Married
(Names in announcement: William Lochbaum, Annie M. Reasner, Rev. H. Y. Hummelbaugh)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 19th, Joshua J. Norris and Sarah J. Cramer were married by Rev. J. A. Kunkleman.Died
(Names in announcement: Joshua J. Norris, Sarah J. Cramer, Rev. J. A. Kunkleman)
(Column 3)Summary: On March 17th, Cyrus Blood, 71, died in Chamberburg.Died
(Names in announcement: Cyrus Blood)
(Column 3)Summary: On Dec. 23rd, 1866, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Roof, formerly of Chambersburg, died in Urbana, Ohio. She was 60 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Roof, Joseph Roof)
(Column 3)Summary: On Feb. 27th, Sarah Warden, 84, died in Urbana, Ohio. She was the mother of Elizabeth Roof.
(Names in announcement: Sarah Warden)
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