Franklin Repository: August 14, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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Andrew Johnson and Mr. Stanton
(Column 1)Summary: Asserting that no man did more than Edwin Stanton to "crush" the rebellion, the editors lament the resignation of the Secretary of War, who was forced from his position by President Johnson.
Full Text of Article:Kentucky and Tennessee
The stubborn patriotism of Secretary Stanton has become intolerable to the miserable mischief maker, whom the dispensation of an inscrutable Providence has suffered to humble and shame the American people. Therefore, President Johnson has asked the Secretary to resign. A faithful minister is always obnoxious to a corrupt ruler; and the presence of Edwin M. Stanton in the cabinet is a constant protest against the treachery of the Administration. He stands among his recreant colleagues, like a strong fortress in the enemy's lines, the sole sympathiser with the loyal people, "amid the faithless, faithful only found." With firm heart and unbending will he has resisted their wicked purposes, and while he has not been able to keep the Administration from the hands of the Davis-Black Democracy, he has doubtlessly restrained it from still more audacious crime. Consequently, his continuance in the War Office has become a source of chagrin and vexation to the rebels and their copperhead allies, and of comfort and hope to the law-loving and loyal. No man in the Union has been so much hated and feared by traitors as Mr. Stanton. Called into the council of Mr. Buchanan, as Attorney General, he, unlike his treacherous predecessor, found no pettifogging pleas to obstruct a vigorous dealing with traitors, and his patriotic fervor warmed into something of fidelity that weak and wavering Executive. The esteem and confidence of the true men of the country were given to him, at once. And when Mr. Lincoln found it advisable to change the management of the War Department, his sagacity conformed to the popular voice in inviting this approved public servant to his cabinet. The wisdom of this selection was more than justified. From his first entrance upon public life until the present hour, Sec'y Stanton has never lost the love and admiration of the friends of the government, while he has grown more and more dreaded by its enemies. He was the master spirit of the loyalists during the rebellion. Without him, or such as he if such there were, the issue of the struggle might have been sadly otherwise. No man, in or out of the army, did more, we believe did so much, to crush the gigantic treason as he. His marvellous executive ability brought innumerable forces into the field, equipped and supplied them, and pressed them on to victory. Undaunted by defeats brought upon us by incompetent Generals; undisturbed by the croakings and evil forebodings of the half-hearted and false; he held up the cause with Atlantean power, assured of final success. Through thickening disasters, he stood calm and hopeful, and upon his strong arm the patriot President leaned for support, in the days of darkness and terror. And when Mr. Lincoln was assassinated, and the Secretary of State mutilated almost to death--when the extent and purpose of the conspiracy were unknown, and confusion and dismay seized men's minds, Mr. Stanton assumed the reigns of government; with matchless vigor restored tranquility; and peacefully installed his own and his people's enemy. Who can tell what had been the consequence, had not his steady hand been at the helm, and his tearless eye on the storm! Soon after Andrew Johnson came into power, he worked up the plan of the betrayal of his party; and called about him the wretched outcasts of the peace democracy. The seductions of patronage, and the wily fascinations of the serpent tribe which sunned themselves at the White House, misled from their fealty many prominent men of the Republican party and the majority of the cabinet itself. The Secretary of War, though formerly a Democrat, could not be swerved into a betrayal of his friends, and knew too well the evil intents of the new advisers of the fallen President, to fellowship with them. Failing to corrupt, they slandered him; and the howl was raised from every disloyal creature in the land, to remove him. Johnson was not bold enough to comply, although he employed every means to force him to resign. The representative of the loyal masses in an evil-minded cabinet, he felt it his duty to remain, and fight the people's battles in the Administration. With great boldness and ability, he has opposed the President's projects, and sustained the reconstruction policy of Congress and the People. And now when the rebels insist upon the disgrace of Sheridan, and the weak and wicked President hesitates to execute his wishes; the Secretary declares for the soldier, and draws the war-whoop of his old foes upon himself.
Mr. Johnson asks him to resign. Mr. Stanton replies that the public interests which prevailed upon him to accept the office, will prevail upon him to hold it until the meeting of Congress. He is not disposed to yield his place to another tool like Stanberry. By the terms of the tenure of office act, the President has not the power to remove him; though no doubt a pliant Attorney General, who has an extraordinary faculty of evading the letter and spirit of law, will be ready with any opinion his master may need. Mr. Stanton is not easily alarmed. He has an iron will and a lion heart, and will not quail in duty. The position he occupies is exceedingly unpleasant. He is among his bitterest personal enemies, and knows them to be plotting injury to the peace and prosperity, the harmony and good name of his country. He abandoned a lucrative profession, of which he had long stood at the head, to assume the difficult duties of his bureau; he has labored, as no public functionary of the country ever did labor, day and night, until his physical frame, wonderfully robust as it was, gave way frequently from exhaustion. It was his announced intention to resign his Secretaryship as soon as the rebellion was subdued; but the turn the treachery of Mr. Johnson gave national affairs induced him to forgo this cherished purpose. During his whole term of office, Mr. Stanton was far above demagogism. He did absolutely nothing for popularity's sake. He was too earnest to pause to consider what effect his conduct would have upon his personal political fortunes. No man ever served the people so well, and flattered them less. For years, he literally sacrificed himself for the public interest, suffering, as though he heard them not, all manner of reproaches and abuse. The Nation now acknowledges gratefully her indebtedness to him and places him high on her roll of heroes and statesmen. Her loyal sons ask him for one sacrifice more. They implore him to disregard the delicacy of his situation to resist the promptings of his nature which would force him to withdraw from an association with after-the-battle rebels. His holding his position under present circumstances is embarrassing to his gentlemanly instincts. But we think he owes it to Congress and the People, whose confidence he enjoys and whose exponent he is, not to abandon his post. It is the expressed wish of Congress that he should remain on duty, independent of the President, and it is the earnest petition of the people. We have confidence in his firmness and rejoice in the belief that he will allow the public interests which prevailed upon him to accept his position to prevail upon him to retain it, at least until Congress meet.
(Column 2)Summary: The editorial attributes the Democratic victory in Kentucky's recent election to the presence of guerrillas who continue to hold power in the state; by contrast, Tennessee, where blacks are allowed to vote and former rebels are disfranchised, political power is more evenly divided between the two parties.The Plea to Ignorance
(Column 3)Summary: The editors castigate the state's Democratic press for its ham-handed attempt to sway Pennsylvania voters against Judge Williams.Jury Commissioners
(Column 3)Summary: The article informs readers of the changes made in the jury selection process: According to the new law, a President Judge and two Jury Commissioners, each to be elected for a term of three years, will henceforth hold that responsibility.A Stupid Forgery
(Column 4)Summary: The editors rebuke the Valley Spirit and other Democratic journals for publishing an article purportedly from the Salem Journal--a non-existent newspaper--that asserted Pennsylvania is "a poor, ignorant, and stupid old Dutch State." The editors allege the fictitious piece was published in an effort "to cause ill-feeling towards the natives of New England now residing" in Pennsylvania--namely Judge Williams, the Republican candidate for Supreme Justice.Assembly
(Column 5)Summary: In his letter, "Lurgan" endorses Gen. David Middlecoff, of Southampton township, as nominee for State Legislature.
(Names in announcement: Gen. David Middlecoff)Trailer: LurganAssembly
(Column 5)Summary: "Southampton" nominates Samuel W. Nevin as the Republican candidate for Assembly.
(Names in announcement: Samuel W. Nevin)Trailer: SouthamptonAssembly
(Column 5)Summary: The author of the letter recommends Col. William D. Dixon, of St. Thomas, as candidate for Assembly.
(Names in announcement: Col. William D. Dixon)Trailer: Many CitizensAssembly
(Column 5)Summary: The letter offers an endorsement for William W. Britton as a candidate for the Assembly.County Commissioner
(Names in announcement: William W. Britton)
(Column 5)Summary: "Union" endorses Samuel Seibert as the Republican candidate for the Board of Commissioners.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Seibert)Trailer: UnionCounty Commissioner
(Column 5)Summary: "Waynesboro" throws his support behind Dr. James Hamilton as the Republican nominee for Commissioner.
(Names in announcement: Dr. James Hamilton)Trailer: WayneboroLatest News!
(Column 8)Summary: It is reported that President Johnson has removed Secretary Stanton from his cabinet post and appointed Gen. Grant as the Acting Secretary of War.
Origin of Article: Washington
Local Items--Taxable Incomes
(Column 1)Summary: A list of Franklin county residents' taxable incomes.Local Items--A Row
(Names in announcement: J. H. Adams, Sarah B. Bealty, J. B. Crowell, Andrew Davison, L. H. Fletcher, John H. Hostetter, Addison Imbria, Robert Johnston, William Kreps, Charles Micheals, Daniel Myers, J. C. McLanahan, Samuel PhilipySr., Benjamin M. Powell, John Rowe, S. B. Snively, F. B. Snively, Benjamin Snively, Melchi. Snively, John Shank, Isaac Shank, Jacob Shank, Jacob Shook, A. F. Schafshirt, A. W. Welsh, John Alexander, James Ferguson, W. R. Pomeroy, William of S. Skinner, Elias Shearer, George Brindle, Peter Brindle, William Clark, Jacob H. Cook, George Dice, John L. Detwiler, William Ester, Jacob Eversole, A. M. Engle, C. (dec'd) Freet, Wendell Foglesonger, Christian Fry, Michael Good, Samuel Garver, Jacob (dec'd) Garrer, Benjamin Grove, Levi Horst, Samuel Harbison, Cyrus Hambright, Samuel D. Lehman, Peter Lehman, John Moon, Andrew P. Oyler, R. A. Renfrew, John Rohrer, A. W. Sollenberger, Daniel Sollenberger, Christian Brechbill, Abraham Breechbill, Christian Deck, George Fleck, Henry Greenawalt, W. S. Keefer, Abraham Lehman, John M. Snyder, John H. Weaver, John Zook, Joseph Bollinger, Joseph Burkholder, Peter Cramer, David K. Hostetter, Henry W. Hoover, W. S. Keefer, William G. McClellan, Henry H. Rife, Jacob M. Stoner, John Sprecher, Thomas G. Apple, S. A. Bradley, George Cook, Rev. Thomas Creigh, A. L. Coyle, James O. Carson, Hugh B. Craig, Jesse Craig, Seth Dickey, George W. Etter, Frederick Foreman, John Greenawalt, Abraham Grove, John Hoover, Samuel Hullinger, John Hawk, Henry L. Hege, Micheal Hoover, Henry D. Harbaugh, William A. Hays, David Hawbecker, E. E. Higbee, Daniel Jacob, Leonard Jordan, Benjamin Lesher, Henry Mickley, Alex E. McDowell, William D. McKinstry, Jacob M. Myers, John S. Myers, A. J. North, David Niswander, Atchinson Richey, John L. Rhea, John R. Stine, William (dec'd) Vandyke, Christian Walk, John Wilder, John Wolf, Oliver Brown, John H. Horner, John F. McAllen, W. W. Skinner, John Beaver, Michael Bushey, Jacob Gipe, Samuel Gisell, Cyrus Gingrich, Michael Ryder, John F. Ryder, Adam M. Ryder, John Shelly, Peter Stenger, James D. Scott, John Smith, Peter Knepper, A. S. Monn, E. S. Small, Samuel Small, Mary Stover, George B. Westling, E. B. Winger, Christian Bomberger, Joseph G. Cressler, David Clever, John F. Ebersole, Samuel Hoover, George Johnston, Alex Kiner, Samuel Koser, C. Landis, William W. Mains, Marshall Mains, Daniel Myers, Jacob Myers, John Newcomer, Samuel Nevin, C. OverholtzerSr., C. OverholtzerJr., Conrad Plasterer, Abraham Wingert, Samuel Zook, John Croft, Samuel Coble, John W. Coble, Charles Gillan, John GillanSr., David Gillan, John Gelwicks, Benjamin Huber, Jacob Myers, W. S. Amberson, Daniel S. Baker, Peter Benedict, George Frick, Benjamin Frantz, John of H. Funk, Aaron Funk, Susan Funk, John Frantz, D. F. Good, Daniel Gelser, Henry Good, Abraham Hess, Hannah Hade, Christian Horst, Alex HamiltonSr., Samuel Hoeflich, Joseph M. Hess, Daniel Hullinger, Jacob Lesher, J. W. Miller, J. F. Oiler, Jacob Overholtzer, John Price, Joseph Price, A. E. Price, Samuel Rinehart, Christian Shockey)
(Column 1)Summary: The article reports that another fight between black and white residents of Chambersburg took place last Saturday night; this is the third such episode.
Full Text of Article:Local Items--Political
A ROW.--We are compelled this week to chronicle another disgraceful row between some drunken white men and negroes. On Saturday night last, between eleven and twelve o'clock, a difficulty occurred between three white men (or rather boys) and some negroes, at the corner of Main and German streets, in which stones were freely used, but luckily no one injured. The white forces made three attacks on the camp of the darkies, but were each time repulsed and forced to retreat. After the second attack the whites retired, but meeting reinforcements again returned to the conflict. On arriving at the corner of Main and German, and finding no enemy, they made a gallant charge down the latter street, but did not go far before they were met by such a volley of stones as compelled a hasty retreat down Main street, the colored forces following to the German Reformed church, a spirited fire being kept up on both sides. The whites finding themselves outnumbered, and no doubt thinking discretion the better part of valor, then withdrew from the contest, leaving the field in the possession of the colored forces. We do not know how the affair commenced, or who is in fault, but we think it is time scenes of this character were taken in hand by the borough authorities, and an example made of a few of the rioters. This is the third row we have had recently between drunken white men and negroes, and if they are permitted to pass unnoticed, there is no telling where they may end. Throwing of stones indiscriminately in thickly populated portions of the town, not only endangers the lives of those engaged, but also the lives of innocent persons. The lateness of the hour alone, no doubt, prevented the injury of citizens residing near the scene of operations of Saturday night, as the houses on the east side of Main street show many marks of the conflict.
(Column 2)Summary: Lists the Republican candidates competing for the party's nomination in the upcoming election.Local Items--Celebration
(Names in announcement: Col. T. McGowan, W. S. Everett, Col. William D. Dixon, William W. Britton, Samuel Nevin, Gen. David Middlecott, W. W. Paxton, David Oaks, John W. Reges, Thomas Carlisle, Philip Hamman, Samuel Myers, S. F. Greenawalt, Reuben Lewis, James C. Patton, William Fleagle, Fred K. Snively, Jacob Young, Samuel Seibert, Dr. James Hamilton)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that the Carrick Sabbath School celebration in Fannettsburg was a success despite the rain, which interrupted the program in the afternoon.Local Items--I. O. G. T.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Smith Gordon, Rev. J. B. Jones)
(Column 2)Summary: Lists the officers of Mercersburg Lodge, No. 285, I. O. G. T., who were installed at the meeting on August 6th.Local Items--Honors
(Names in announcement: A. R. Long, Mercie S. Graul, M. J. Stick, Mary Coyle, James C. Patton, William E. McKinistry, William A. Koontz, E. B. Murray, Emma Geyer, Harriet White, H. Spangler, Mortimer S. Murray, M. D. Corolus, R. S. Brownson)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that Dr. Ed McPherson was among the recipients of L. L. D. degrees at the commencement of the Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg.Local Items--Bears Seen
(Names in announcement: Dr. Ed McPherson)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that a large black bear was sighted in Mercersburg on August 5th. Three other bears were seen in the vicinity in the last two weeks.
Origin of Article: Mercersburg Journal; Fulton RepublicanLocal Items--Laying A Cornerstone
(Column 2)Summary: Notes that the cornerstone of the new Lutheran Church in Orrstown will be laid on August 17th.Local Items--Highway Robbery
(Column 2)Summary: Martha Baker was attacked and robbed of her pocket-book by "a villainous looking man on her way home from Shippensburg last Monday. The man struck her in the face and threatened to kill her after she began to scream.Local Items--Hog Cholera
(Names in announcement: Martha Baker)
(Column 2)Summary: Warns farmers that a hog cholera epidemic is spreading throughout portions of Greencastle; in one case, John Adams lost 17 hogs in a week.
(Names in announcement: John Adams)Origin of Article: Greencastle PilotLocal Items--Delegate Election
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that the Republican County Convention will be held next Saturday.Local Items--Temperance Pic-Nic
(Column 2)Summary: The Falling Springs Division of the Sons of Temperance will hold a picnic near Oakville station on August 22nd.Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: George W. Brewer was named the President of the Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association on July 23.Local Items--Teacher Appointed
(Names in announcement: George W. Brewer)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports the School Directors appointed Lide Reilly to take charge of the New England Hill school. She will replace Lide Tolbert, who resigned.Local Items--Kicked by a Horse
(Names in announcement: Lide Reilly, Lide Tolbert)
(Column 3)Summary: John Sleichter suffered a fractured jaw bone in two places when he was kicked by a horse last Thursday. Sleichter "lay in a stupor for several days from the effects of the kick," but he is expected to recover.Local Items--Parade
(Names in announcement: John Sleicter)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that a "colored military company" paraded through Chambersburg last Thursday, passing "through the evolutions with great celerity and precision." The group assembled in Messersmith's woods for a picnic.Local Items--New School House
(Column 3)Summary: The article states the German Reformed Church will erect a two-story brick building on the site of the old school house "for the accommodation of the colored schools."Local Items--Personal
(Column 3)Summary: Rev. S. J. Nicholls,of St. Louis, visited town last week and preached at the Presbyterian Church, which he formerly led.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. J. Nicholls)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 6th, Samuel Houpt and Margaret, daughter of William Amsley, were married by Rev. Thomas Creigh.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel Houpt, Margaret Amsley, William Amsley, Rev. Thomas Creigh)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 1st, John Walker and Martha Land were married by Rev. R. G. Ferguson.Married
(Names in announcement: John Walker, Martha Land, Rev. R. G. Ferguson)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 4th, Harry Waddle, formerly of the vicinity of Waynesboro, and Jenny Overholtzer, of Adams county, were married by Rev. E. Bridenbaugh.Married
(Names in announcement: Harry Waddle, Jenny Overholtzer, Rev. E. Bridenbaugh)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 1st, William H. Wolf and Matilda Brindle were married by Rev. W. F. Eyster.Died
(Names in announcement: William H. Wolf, Matilda Brindle, Rev. W. F. Eyster)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 8th, Joanna K. Gilmore died in Chambersburg. She was 29 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Joanna K. Gilmore)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 5th, Annie McGowan died in Fayetteville. She was 24 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Annie McGowan)
(Column 3)Summary: On July 28th, the infant son of Robert and Margaret C. Black died in Greenwood. He was 2 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Robert Black, Margaret Black)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 5th, John Walker, infant son of Jacob and Hallie Price, died in Waynesboro. He was 2 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Walker Price, Jacob Price, Hallie Price)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 9th, Richard Bard, formerly of Franklin county, died in Allegheny city, "after a protracted illness." He was 60 years old.
(Names in announcement: Richard Bard)
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