Franklin Repository: May 08, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: The page contains a short story and a number of anecdotes.
(Column 1)Summary: Questioning the purpose and timing of the President's decision to travel to Raleigh, NC, to re-inter his parents in a grand ceremony, the editors suggest that Johnson's motives are influenced less by filial devotion than by politics.
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The good people of Raleigh, North Carolina, with patriotic hands, have gathered up the scattered dust of Mr. Johnson's immediate paternal ancestor, and with grateful hearts propose to deposit it beneath a pile of sculptured marble, at which interesting ceremony it is announced the son will make it suit to be present. The identity of the remains has not been conclusively established, but it is altogether probable that the dust thus gathered is all that remains of one who, we doubt not, was a very worthy man in his day and generation, but whose only claim to distinction now is the fact that he was instrumental in bringing into being Andrew Johnson, President of the United States. It will seem strange to some, considering the long public service of the son, the many prominent positions he has filled, that it never before occurred to the good people of Raleigh, that the humble man was entitled to some distinction by reason of his paternity; others will think it queer that the President should have waited twenty or thirty years after his parent's demise, to visit his last resting place, while others, still more curious, will wonder how many poor famishing creatures in and about the city of Raleigh the amount invested in this monument, and what is yet to be expended in the President's visit there, would have saved or relieved if appropriated for that purpose. We have no doubt that all these things will be satisfactorily explained. To get to Raleigh and return, the President will be obliged to swing an immense circle, and frequent opportunities will be afforded him by admiring crowds to elucidate all these points, and many others equally as obscure. He is to be accompanied by a retinue of friends and favorites, and it is proposed to make the swing in all respects as brilliant as that accomplished last summer by his Excellency. It is to be hoped that another route will be chosen than the one he followed six years ago in coming to Washington, or if not, that a suitable military escort will be provided. The country has not forgotten the dangerous courtesies that were then extended to him by the enthusiastic Virginians, and it is not strange that some uneasiness should be felt for his safety now. We would suggest that the gallant Custer, him of the golden locks, be recalled from the Indian war and placed in supreme command of the Presidential escort. His fitness for such a position was clearly established in the swing of 1866. If the necessities of the border, however, will not admit of his being recalled, let the distinction be conferred upon the devoted Fullerton or the admiring Steadman. Both are experienced in the conduct of such campaigns and either would give assurance of safety and success. There are other reasons why one of these heroes should be preferred to all others--a good portion of the country through which the President will pass is largely peopled by negroes, who as a class, are proverbially grateful and oftentimes exceedingly enthusiastic in manifesting their gratitude. Gens. Fullerton and Steadman are both fully acquainted with the habits and nature of this people, having carefully examined and studied them under the operations of the Freedman's Bureau. It is possible that the freedmen at a sight of the Moses who led them from bondage into their present free estate will be excited into ecstasies that will be unpleasant if not dangerous to the individual himself. From their intimate knowledge of these people and their influence over them, we could draw a reasonable hope that either of these twin heroes would be able to control their enthusiasm so as to render it harmless to Mr. Johnson. We are induced to make this suggestion by no other consideration than a due regard for the President's comfort and safety, and a desire to allay the apprehensions of the public. We have no special desire to see either of these officers promoted over others except as their merit entitles them to the honor and the public interest requires it. We deem this explanation proper lest we might be charged with favoritism towards those we have named. The Presidential party will start about the middle of the present month, and as it is part of the arrangement to join with the loyal citizens of Charleston in celebrating the Fourth of July and returning by water to stop at Fortress Monroe to consult with the "first statesman of modern times" on question of public policy, their return need not be looked for before the "melancholy days."
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(Column 3)Summary: The article suggests that the stories about an impending food crisis in South Carolina are perhaps exaggerated. The piece acknowledges that there is a shortage of white corn meal, the grain of choice among whites in the state, but reveals that there is plenty of yellow corn meal, which they refuse to eat.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that Jeff Davis's lawyer presented a petition to the United States Circuit Court for the district of Virginia that called for a writ of habeas corpus to be directed to General Burton, commanding officer at Fortress Monroe. Judge Underwood granted the writ, which was sent to Richmond and placed in the hands of the United States Deputy Marshal.Far Off Chats With Old Friends
(Column 3)Trailer: A. K. M.Harrisburg
(Column 5)Summary: "Horace" relates that the latest controversy in Harrisonburg surrounds the distribution of patronage positions by Senator Simon Cameron, which threatens to do "further violence" to the Republican party.
Local Items--Local Laws
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers about several laws of interest to local citizens that were enacted during the last session of the legislature.Local Items--Theatrical
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that McKean Buchanan and his daughter Virginia, whose reputation is known "world-wide," will perform next week at Repository Hall.Local Items--Our Woolen Factory
(Column 1)Summary: The editors proudly report that the town's woolen mill is a success, which produces "a cloth of a quality superior to many made elsewhere."Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: The Repository's correspondent in Greenvillage says the "Old Folk Concert" held there last Saturday was "a decided success."Local Items--I. O. G. T.
(Names in announcement: W. HoweRev., Prof. Reynolds, John Bowman)
(Column 2)Summary: States that officers were elected to the McMurray Lodge, No. 119, I. O. G. T., for the quarter commencing May 1st.Local Items--Mercersburg Theological Seminary
(Names in announcement: William Roney, Rebecca A. Seibert, William E. Tolbert, William H. Wanamaker, George Palmer, Dr. H. Forres, William Forbes, N. Hubler, Maggie L. Eyster, Lizzie Gilmore, Maggie P. McCullloh, William Black, Samuel Straton, Rachael A. Sloan, William A. Hazelet, William D. Guthrie, Rev. S. H. O. Smith, William W. Paxton)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that the annual meeting of the Board of Visitors will be held in Mercersburg on May 13th. The annual sermon will be given by Rev. S. N. Callender, of Greencastle.Local Items--Gen. McCausland
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. N. Callender)
(Column 2)Summary: The "rebel McCausland," who oversaw the burning of Chambersburg, is now living at his home in Mason county, West Virginia, relates the article. It is reported that he has received assurances from Gen. Grant that he will not be prosecuted for his actions during the late war.Local Items--Grand Army of the Republic
(Column 2)Summary: Notes that a local chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic was organized in Greencastle under the title "Post No. 48."Local Items--Killed by the Indians
(Names in announcement: Capt. Joseph A. Davison, Capt. George H. Miller, Lieut. Jacob L. Detrich, Frank Wunderlich, David E. Stover, Rev. Frank A. Bushey)
(Column 2)Summary: Sergt. Samuel McClure, only brother of A. K. McClure, was killed by Indians last March near Fort Reno, Dakota Territory, while hunting game near the camp. Samuel was a member of Company I, 27th Regiment U. S. Infantry.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Sergt. Samuel McClure, A. K. McClure)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that W. S. Hellenberger, "a well known citizen" of Waynesboro, died at his residence on May 1st after a brief illness. Hellenberger served as a member of Company G, 17th Penna Cavalry during the war; it is believed that his illness, "pneumonia or gangreen of the lungs," was contracted while he was in the service.
(Names in announcement: W. S. Hellenberger)Origin of Article: Waynesboro RecordLocal Items--District Convention
(Column 2)Summary: The Cumberland Valley Quarterly Convention of the I. O. of G. T. will meet in the McMurray Lodge, No. 119 in Chambersburg next Wednesday and Thursday.Married
(Column 3)Summary: On April 24th, T. F. Colby and M. R. Houser were married by Rev. J. A. Kunkelman.Married
(Names in announcement: T. F. Colby, M. R. Houser, Rev. J. A. Kunkelman)
(Column 2)Summary: On May 2nd, Jeremiah Gelwicks and Elizabeth Snyder were married by Rev. J. Keller Miller.Died
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah Gelwicks, Elizabeth Snyder, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
(Column 3)Summary: David B. Duffield, formerly of Franklin, died in Marshall county, Ind. He was 34 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: David B. Duffield)
(Column 3)Summary: On Feb. 7th, Margaret Ferguson, 69, died in Baltimore. Eleven days later, her husband, William Ferguson, 79, died in the same city. Both were formerly residents of Franklin county.Died
(Names in announcement: Margaret Ferguson, William Ferguson)
(Column 3)Summary: On April 22nd, Calvin W. Winger died at Clay Lick. He was 17 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Calvin W. Winger)
(Column 3)Summary: Last Monday, George Augustus Shyrock, formerly of Chambersburg, died at his residence in Philadelphia. His remains will be brought to town for burial.Died
(Names in announcement: George Augustus Shyrock)
(Column 3)Summary: On April 29th, Mary Wertz died at the residence of her son-in-law, John W. Coble. She was 92 years old.
(Names in announcement: Mary Wertz, John W. Coble)
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