Franklin Repository: September 25, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Recollections fo General John F. Reynolds
(Column 6)Summary: The piece eulogizes Gen. Reynolds as a fallen hero of the Commonwealth, and describes his battle field heroics.
(Column 1)Summary: A reminder to voters that they must be assessed at least ten days before the election if they hope to cast a ballot.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers that the manner of voting has changed; in this election, voters will have to fill out one slip for the "Judiciary" and a second for the "County."Mr. Wallace Redivivus
(Column 1)Summary: The editors criticize the Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee for his attacks on Judge Williams's character, particularly his New England roots. His efforts, they say, represent a new political low.In Earnest
(Column 2)Summary: Anger at the President and his advisors is mounting throughout the nation, contend the editors. And the Amnesty Proclamation may push the people to action.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Poking fun at their new rivals, the editors question the likelihood that the owners of the Valley Spirit will achieve their goal of making the journal "a fountain from which all may drink pure, unadulterated wholesome truth."[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: The article notes that Col. Wingert, the Democrats' nominee for the Assembly, was, until a year ago, a Republican.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: A reminder to readers: in 1864, the Democratic party "opposed the restoration of the Union by war."Far Off Chats With Friends
(Column 4)Summary: In his article this week, McClure describes life in the valleys of Montana.Facts for the People--No. II
(Column 7)Summary: The article informs readers about "Scrofula," a "disease of the blood" though long-held to be incurable.
Trailer: Dr. W. B. BrownLaughing
(Column 7)Summary: Another installment from Obidiah, who this time discusses the sin of laughing.
Trailer: Obidiah SnodgrassPolitical Preaching
(Column 8)Summary: With a sardonic tone, "W." decries the use of the pulpit to push political messages, particularly by the Democrats who legitimize their support of slavery by invoking the myth of Ham.
Full Text of Article:
To the Editors of the Franklin Repository.
In the Spirit of the 18th inst., a certain "what say you?" seems to be stirred in spirit by an intolerable grievance he has "observed in many churches," to wit, "A disposition in Pastors to indulge in politics." As a cure for this soul-cramping practice, this pious worshipper suggests "that the true friends of the Christian faith should at once rise from their seats and leave the church to those who favor such proceedings." What particular item of politics is thus made to infringe on the sanctified taste of the complainant, does not appear, but we presume some "high minded" or perhaps humble minded minister has attempted to palm off for bona fide scripture, such passages as "God has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation." "If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well; but if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the laws as transgressors." "As ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets." In response, we present to the suggestion of this devotee of the true faith once delivered to the Saints by those who preached the "divine origin of slavery," there will be a terrible exodus from the church some of these days. We beg to suggest to this afflicted brother the propriety of getting Andy Johnson or Frank Winger to issue a proclamation to the faithful. Not to dictate, it might be couched in something like the following terms:
WHEREAS, Slavery and Democracy after having harmoniously walked together in regulating church and State in the days of our fathers, and under the circumstances then existing, it was altogether fitting that the christians should be regularly edified with the scriptural teaching that the nigger descended from and bore the curse of Canaan; that Slavery was a divine institution, and that "servants should obey their masters in all things;" but
Whereas, Caesar has given to the nigger his freedom, and claims to regulate his status as a freeman, it has become necessary that the Democracy should find a new ally, and as infidelity has long contended that God did not "make of one blood, all nations of men," it has been deemed right and proper by the Democracy to seek its aid, and therefore, we have discarded the idea that the nigger descended from either Ham, Noah or Adam, but is a distinct creation, has been sent into the world to torment the Democracy; and
Whereas, Having given up the use of all scriptural passages which we once relied on, and having, in defence to our new ally, desired the unity of the human race, it is deemed highly offensive in ministers to remind us of any relationship we sustain toward all men.
Therefore, I, A. J., or F. W., (as the case may be) do proclaim it to be the duty of conscientious Democrats to leave and withdraw from any church in which by word or deed any such relationship to "all men" is acknowledged, or is sought to be sustained by any scriptures as aforesaid.
Local Items--Railroad Movements
(Column 1)Summary: It is reported that three executives of the Cumberland Railroad Company were in Franklin "to make a reconnaissance of the route between Hagerstown and Williamsport," and that their "visit proved entirely satisfactory."
Origin of Article: Hagerstown MailLocal Items--The Ballon Ascension
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that John A. Light's balloon flight last Thursday was the "most successful and beautiful of the six he has made from our town." After hovering over the town for some time, the balloon sailed in a southeasterly direction before landing in the vicinity of Funkstown, a distance of ten miles.Local Items--Death of a Horse
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that one of J. McD. Sharp's horses died while en route from Chambersburg to McConnellsburg. The animal died shortly after it was discovered to be "swollen, and lagging in an unusual way." The cause of the animal's death is believed to be a "sudden attack of colic."Local Items--Prof. Dalton's Lecture
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that Prof. Dalton has agreed to deliver a lecture, "Oxygenized Air as a Remedial Agent," in Repository Hall next Friday. Dalton is a professor of Physiology at the Philadelphia Medical University.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that Victor Scriba, a former resident of Chambersburg, died in Allegheny county last Thursday. He was 65 years old.Local Items--Appointment
(Names in announcement: Victor Scribba)
(Column 1)Summary: Applauds the appointment of P. Hamman to a constabulary position by the Court.Local Items--An Old Woman
(Names in announcement: P. Hamman)
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that a black woman named Mrs. Bostic died near Waynesboro on August 26th at the age of 105.Married
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Bostic)
(Column 4)Summary: On Sept. 18th, John Logan and Ann Cover were married by Rev. J. M. Bishop.Died
(Names in announcement: John Logan, Ann Cover, Rev. J. M. Bishop)
(Column 4)Summary: On Sept. 12th, Dr. James Brotherton died in Waynesboro. He was 73 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Dr. James Brotherton)
(Column 4)Summary: On Spet. 4th, John Geary, infant son of William S. and Eliza Keefer, died. He was 8 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Geary Keefer, William S. Keefer, Eliza Keefer)
(Column 4)Summary: On Sept. 3rd, James Harmon died near Spring Run. He was 61 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: James Harmon)
(Column 4)Summary: On Sept. 13th, Adam Rush, infant son of William Mary E. Ehrhart, died in St. Thomas. He was 2 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Adam Rush Ehrhart, William Ehrhart, Mary E. Ehrhart)
(Column 4)Summary: On Sept. 19th, John Nill died in Chambersburg. He was 64 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Nill)
(Column 4)Summary: On August 28th, Ann Clark died in Chambersburg after suffering a lingering illness. She was 70 years old.
(Names in announcement: Ann Clark)
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