Franklin Repository: July 24, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: The page contains an assortment of anecdotes and a short story entitled "A Flattering Reminiscence."
Vox Populi Suprema Lex
(Column 1)Summary: The editorial offers an elaborate justification for the enactment of the Reconstruction Bill, based upon the notion that they represent the truest articulation of the Revolution's meaning.Democracy and Its Judges
(Column 3)Summary: During the late war, contend the editors, Democratic judges did their best to undermine the nation's efforts to maintain the union. The current Democratic candidate for Supreme Judge is no different. Among his most grievous actions, they relate, he ruled "against the legality of the currency of the country, and strove to embarrass its financial management, at the most perilous period of the war." His election, the editors warn, will tip the balance of power within the state to the "law-perverting party."
Full Text of Article:Congenial Spirits
The "Democracy" are a most hopeful and forgetful set of culprits. Nothing dampens their expectations; and the scorn with which the country has repudiated them again and again is lost sight of in their greedy press for spoils. A fellowship in guilt bands them together in sympathy; and like their brethren of Mosby's gang, when they are overwhelmed and scattered, they rally by instinct, and push forward anew in their "lost cause." Here and there, where they catch the loyal party off guard, they make a dash and gobble up an office, and then they are as jubilant as when they could promote desertions or read the details of a rebel victory. But if they are forgetful, the country remembers. She remembers how they broke her peace, slew her sons, dishonored her name, and bore her down with the burden of a stupendous debt. She remembers with what infamous zeal they labored to cripple her, as she strove with the mighty power that sought to crush her into anarchy and ruin. She remembers how their leaders, when in high places in government, instead of protecting her from her insulting and threatening enemies, encouraged them by remissness and justified them by apologies, and most wickedly out-lawed her. How the democratic Attorney General found no law, which would permit the government to save its life, and with what malignity he labored during the bitter years of the war to prove that she was not entitled even to the law of nature, self-preservation. How his voice rang out through the darkness of those days in angry protests against her efforts to keep the government of the people from perishing from the earth. And she sees to-day this disaffected man, stung to desperation by the indelible disgrace that clings to him as a leprosy, warring against her peace with the animosity of a Simon Grity, and perverting his great talents to inflict upon her still more dishonor. She remembers, too, how it has been in the name of the law, that this unfaithful party has sought to accomplish its destructive ends. In the eyes of the misnamed Democracy it was unconstitutional to preserve the unity of the nation by arms. The Judges of their persuasion were adroit in interpreting the law against every thing done in the interest of the government. Democratic Judges pronounced the drafts illegal, and encouraged disloyal and indisposed persons to refuse responding to the call, or deserting from the ranks if they had entered.
The present Democratic candidate for Supreme Judge decided against the legality of the currency of the country, and strove to embarrass its financial management, at the most perilous period of the war. And now Democratic expounders of the law are aiding a wicked and debauched President, in his warfare against the loyal people and in behalf of the subjugated traitors, by distorting law, and justice and truth, and righteousness, to give plausibility and speciousness to his flagrant defiance of law and order. Through their advisement, he has fomented riots and bloodshed; has pardoned and exalted the most iniquitous rebels; has stricken down the purest patriots; has given the control of States to men whose hands are dripping in the blood of our brethren; and has defied and insulted our Representatives.
The Democracy of Pennsylvania are now mustering for the canvass, which is to elect a Supreme Judge for the State, who will give the balance of power either to the law-loving or law-perverting party. They will leave no effort untried to succeed. They would cheerfully give us a Governor, or Assembly, if they could fill the bench with men who will nullify whatever laws we may pass. Their fight now is for unjust Judges. True to their instincts they offer as a successor to Woodward a man of his own kidney, a man to whom Judge Jere. Black gives his full endorsement. This should be enough to teach a loyal man how to vote, even if he did not know the antecedents of Judge Sharswood. The people have had enough of Democratic Judges, enough of Democratic rulers for the remainder of this century, at least. Spurned by the manlier portion of the rebels themselves, dragging out a precarious and sickly existence by the patronage of a dying administration, the loyal and intelligent people of Pennsylvania, will not sully her good name by sustaining them with their votes.
(Column 3)Summary: The brief piece defends Gen. Sheridan from criticism levelled by Democratic journals, and contends the true cause for the attacks stems from the Democrats' aversion to Sheridan's "loyalty and his punishment of rebels."
Origin of Article: Valley Spirit; Memphis Avalanch[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: It is reported that Congress overrode the President's veto of the Reconstruction bill: the bill passed by a tally of 100 to 22 in the House and 30 to 6 in the Senate.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: The article endorses the passage of the Homestead Bill, which is currently before Congress. The measure would continue the Homestead Law of June 21, 1866, and would "nearly double" the amount of land subject to the Homestead settlement.A Tour Through the Rocky Mountains
(Column 4)Summary: In this installment, McClure details his trek from Salt Lake City to Snake River, Idaho, and continues his discussion of the Mormons, particularly their absolute adherence to the authority of church leaders.
Trailer: A. K. M.Harrisburg
(Column 5)Summary: "Horace" relates that the publication of an interview given by Thad Stevens in the New York Herald has created quite a stir in the state capital. Among his remarks, Stevens intimated that Simon Cameron's victory in the contest for the U. S. Senate was secured through fraud. It was also reported that Republicans will nominate Gen. Grant as the party's candidate for President.
Local Items--Republican County Convention
(Column 1)Summary: At the meeting of the Republican County Committee held on July 15th, the date for the nominating the county ticket was scheduled for August 20th and the Saturday prior (17th) for choosing delegates. According to the last nominating convention, each district may send three delegates for each one hundred voters on the basis on the last Presidential election.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania State Equal Rights' League will be held in Reading on August 14th. The organization invites all who "are interested in the progress Equality before the Law, without regard to race or color."Local Items--Gen. Crawford
(Column 1)Summary: The article refutes a story appearing in papers that Gen. Crawford was arrested by Gen. Grant "for disobedience of orders, in not reporting to his regiment as directed by special orders from army headquarters." The rumors could not possibly be true, the article maintains, because Crawford is "too good a soldier, and has too bright a record to be guilty of insubordination."Local Items--To the Holders of Seven-Thirty Notes
(Column 1)Summary: The piece informs readers that holders of 7:30 notes have until August 15th to exchange them for 5:20 bonds. After that date, the Treasury Department will assume that those in possession of the 7:30s have elected to have them paid out.Local Items--Contract Awarded
(Column 1)Summary: The contract to build the new Presbyterian Church in McConnellsburg has been awarded to Mr. Waidlich, of Mercersburg, for the sum of $5,800.Local Items--Open Air Concerts
(Names in announcement: Waidlich)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces the inauguration of a series of open air concerts to be given each Friday by the Chambersburg Silver Cornet Band.Local Items--Correction
(Column 2)Summary: The editors regretfully acknowledge having mistakenly published a report on the marriage of Calvin P. Carmack, of Fulton county, to a local lady.Local Items--Accident
(Column 2)Summary: Relates that Rev. John W. Smith injured himself while returning from Mercersburg to Clearspring last Wednesday. The accident occurred when Smith's horse took fright and ran away, throwing him from his buggy and "terribly fracturing one of his ankles." Smith was taken to Mercersburg for medical attention.Locall Items--Leg Broke
(Names in announcement: Rev. John W. Smith, Dr. King, Dr. Negley)
(Column 2)Summary: Henry Smith, of Waynesboro, broke his leg last Sunday while leaving church. Smith fell after tripping on the "stair-carpet." His injuries were treated by Drs. Oeling and Snively.Local Items--Storm
(Names in announcement: Henry Smith, Dr. Oeling, Dr. Snively)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that a terrible storm ripped through the area around Loudun last Monday, causing a great deal of damage.Local Items--Pic Nic
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that the Good Templars of Waynesboro will hold a picnic next Friday.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. W. Wightman, Col. D. W. Rowe, Prof. C. V. Wilson)
(Column 3)Summary: On June 23rd, Jacob Foreman and Sophia Brown were married by Rev. Jacob Price.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob Foreman, Sophia Brown, Jacob Price)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 16th, Adam R. Stouffer and Mary C. Metz were married by Rev. S. H. C. Smith.Married
(Names in announcement: Adam R. Stouffer, Mary C. Metz, Rev. S. H. C. Smith)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 2nd, J. L. P. Detrich and Maggie A. Harkness were married by Rev. C. P. Wing.Married
(Names in announcement: J. L. P. Detrich, Maggie A. Harkness, Rev. C. P. Wing)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 7th, Thomas L. White and Jennie Scott were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Died
(Names in announcement: Thomas L. White, Jennie Scott, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 11th, Jacob Wunderlich, formerly of Chambersburg, died in Dayton, Ohio. He was 86 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Wunderlich)
(Column 3)Summary: On June 29th, John C. Skinner died in Mercersburg. He was 67 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John C. Skinner)
(Column 3)Summary: On June 8th, George Sprenkle died near Fountain Dale. He was 70 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: George Sprenkle)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 10th, A. J. Downey died in Waynesboro. He was 54 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: A. J. Downey)
(Column 3)Summary: On June 7th, Magdalena Dornberger, consort of Nicholas Dornberger, died in Guilford township. She was 63 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Magdalena Dornberger, Nicholas Dornberger)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 11th, John Luther, son of Henry and Charlotte Tritle, died near Jackson Hall. He was 11 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Luther Tritle, Henry Tritle, Charlotte Tritle)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 1st, Alice L. Chambers, daughter of Benjamin and Eleanor L. Chambers, died in Chambersburg. She was 20 years old.
(Names in announcement: Alice L. Chambers, Benjamin Chambers, Eleanor L. Chambers)
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