Franklin Repository: 11 20, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: Page contains advertisements, a variety of anecdotes, and a story entitled "The Lost Will."
How About Our Standard?
(Column 1)Summary: Sounding a rally cry, the editors admonish Republicans to get to work in the face of the recent election setbacks. Despite the party's poor performance, they say, the results should not be taken as sign to stray from the party's guiding principles. That "would lead to irretrievable disaster."
Full Text of Article:A Small Mistake
Shall we lower it, or shall we keep it flying proudly as before? Shall we blot from its folds any of the great truths that we have inscribed thereon, and which have been alike our battle cry and our creed, or shall we emblazon them anew in fresher and more unfading colors?
Before our forces shall again be marshalled for the fight, these questions must be determined. They are urged upon us by reason of the apparent reverses we have lately sustained. Those who have hitherto acted with us and aided as best they knew in pushing on the good work thus far, affrighted at the result of the late elections, and taking counsel of their fears, advise that we float another banner when next we meet the enemy: in other words that we compromise somewhat of our principles, abate somewhat of our demands. These are more anxious for the success of the party than for the triumph of its faith.
There are others anxious for the final and complete enthronement of Republican ideas, but who likewise affrighted at our late defeat would degrade our political struggle by introducing tactics that would obtain in no higher contests than Spanish bull fights. As the matidore is slow to display the red lining of his coat, and careful not to excite his savage enemy beyond his power to subdue by too great a display, so these men would have us deal with our political adversaries. They would have us bedim our colors in order that our adversary may not be excited with a dangerous phrensy.
Can we afford to do either? We think not. To the first we reply that a divorce of the Republican party from the principles it has preferred and the principles it has taught, must and will lead to irretrievable disaster. As well might you expect to separate soul from body without impairing the life of the latter, as to take from the Republican party the only animating principle it has, and expect it to flourish as before.
It dare not deny a single principle of truth, justice or human freedom. These stood sponsors at its baptism, and devoted it to the noble work of elevating man by defending him in the exercise of all his rights. To that great work it must address itself, and if we believe in the invincibility of truth itself we must have faith in our ultimate triumph as a party. Just as long as we deserve success we shall achieve it, and to deserve it we must be faithful to our principles and devoted to the cause. We cannot, we dare not compromise with the enemy if we hope for final success. Such a course might bring with it a temporary success, but like the apples of the Dead Sea, it would turn to ashes in our hands. It would be the precursor of complete ruin. Rather let us fly the old banner with the triumphs of the past emblazoned thereon, and underneath in letters of living light, human freedom and equal rights.
To the second we reply, that we can suffer anything better than dishonor. With our quarrel just, we must triumph sooner or later. Neither subterfuge nor artifice will take the place or do the work of honest boldness. The truth will inspire more courage than artifice can excite. What we need is to realize better than ever the inherent justice of our cause, and from that we will draw more enthusiasm than the enemy will phrenzy. The contest will be shorter too, and when the victory shall have been gained ours will be the rejoicing. To one and all then we say, stand by the colors as they are, without one word or line erased, and hold them firmly until the end.
(Column 1)Summary: Despite their rivals' claims to publish nothing but "the pure unadulterated, wholesome truth," the Repository editors contend that the Valley Spirit either committed a grievous error in its coverage of the recent election in Virginia or lied.
Editorial Comment: "Negro supremacy is simply an impossibility in Virginia, if white men there act as white men should. If they don't, it is their fault, and not the fault of the negroes."
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We beg, leave once again to remind our neighbor of the Spirit of the promises they made their readers when they first assumed the management of the paper. We have observed of late, what to us seemed very wide departures from the excellent rule of practice they established, and which they promised their readers should be strictly observed to the end, that the Spirit might be "a fountain from which all may drink pure, unadulterated, wholesome truths."
We would not for a moment think of charging our friends with wilful misrepresentation. That, we are persuaded, they are incapable of; but it is astonishing how, despite good intentions and honest motives, men are sometimes made to give expression to the grossest errors under the semblance of truth. In the last number of the Spirit, there appeared an article on the result of the late election in Virginia, in which it is stated that "had all the whites who were registered voted against the Constitution, they would have been powerless to defeat it, inasmuch as the number of blacks voting exceeded the number of whites registered." Ingenious as our neighbors are, they can hardly square this by the rule they have adopted. The truth is, that the registry in Virginia showed an excess of twenty thousand white voters, and that the negroes carried the election simply because they exercised their privileges and the whites did not. Negro supremacy is simply an impossibility in Virginia, if white men there act as white men should. If they don't, it is their fault, and not the fault of the negroes. Will our neighbor please correct!
(Column 2)Summary: The editorial urges readers to remember the Democrats' policies over the past decade; they may "proclaim themselves the only conservators of peace and safety for the American people," but all they've brought the country when in power is strife.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that the State Guard, a new Republican newspaper, will begin publication in Harrisburg on December 1st under the direction S. Robely Dungleson, Wien Forney, and Levi Kaufman.Far Off Chats With Old Friends
(Names in announcement: S. Robely Dungleson, Levi Kauffman, Wien Forney)
(Column 2)Summary: McClure offers a slice of everyday life in Montana in this installment of his series. Among the events and people he describes are a prize fight and the local Chinese community, which numbers in the hundreds.
Trailer: A. K. M.Jurnal Uv A See Voyage
(Column 4)Summary: In this installment, Obidiah recounts his trip to Havana on a steamer ship.
Trailer: Obidiah SnodgrassOur Roads and Road Laws
(Column 4)Summary: "Viator" discusses the road law enacted during the last session of the legislature. He admits the system needed reform, but hints that the changes might be too "radical." Ultimately, the system's success will "depend on the character and fitness" of the person elected Supervisor.
Trailer: ViatorThe Meteoric Shower
(Column 7)Summary: Contains extracts from several newspapers reporting on a meteor shower that occurred on November 14th.Transfer of Alaska to the United States
(Column 7)Summary: The article describes the proceedings at the celebration to mark the formal transfer of Alaska to the U. S.
Origin of Article: New York Herald
Local Items--School Convention
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that the convention of the Franklin County Common Schools Teachers' Institute, held last week, was a huge success. One hundred and seventy-three teachers attended the event.Local Items--Orrstown Items
(Column 2)Summary: The article relates several recent real estate purchases: John Orr bought the 106 acres Smith Farm owned by John Karper for $100 an acre; Jacob Mohler paid $125 an acre for Col. James B. Orr's farm; and Fred K. Mohler purchased Martha Gish's two story house for $900. In other news from Orrstown, Henry Rohrer died suddenly last Monday. He had been ill for some time, but was thought to be recovering.Local Items--Waynesboro Items
(Names in announcement: John Orr, John Karper, Jacob Mohler, Martha Gish, Col. James B. Orr, Fred K. Mohler)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that chicken cholera is spreading in Waynesboro.
(Names in announcement: John Walter)Origin of Article: Waynesboro RecordLocal Items--Sneak Thieves
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that there were several break-ins in Chambersburg. No arrests have been made.Local Items--Good Templars' Convention
(Names in announcement: Peter Brough, John Brough, Mrs. Radebaugh)
(Column 2)Summary: The Cumberland Valley Convention of the Good Templars met in Greencastle last Wednesday evening. W. C. T. Rockafellow presided over the meeting, which was attended by delegates from the surrounding towns and boroughs.Local Items--Counterfeits
(Names in announcement: T. Rockafellow)
(Column 2)Summary: Warns readers that a new and dangerous counterfeit of the ten dollar note of the Third National Bank of Philadelphia has surfaced.Local Items--Dwelling Burned
(Column 2)Summary: George W. Wolff's log house burned down in fire on November 7th. The house was occupied by John Reed, who lost most of his possessions in the blaze. Reed's losses are estimated at $300 to $400.
(Names in announcement: George W. Wolff, John Reed)Origin of Article: Mercersburg JournalLocal Items--I. O. of G. T.
(Column 2)Summary: Lists the officers installed by Deputy W. R. Noble, of the Fannettsburg Lodge, No. 226, I. O. G. T., at the meeting held on November 5th.Local Items--Temperance Lecture
(Names in announcement: A. Calvin Wilson, Annie E. Montgomery, Espy Miller, James B. Seibert, Alexander Skinner, John W. Montgomery, John Miller, Rebecca E. Kegerries, Lizzie Gallagher, Margaret Forsythe, Maggie Swank, Henry Kuhn)
(Column 3)Summary: Dr. Charles J. Jewett, of New York, will deliver a lecture on the benefits of temperance this Wednesday evening.Married
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 12th, Joseph V. Crawford, formerly of Chambersburg, and Emily Giese, of Philadelphia, were married by Rev. S. H. Glesy.Married
(Names in announcement: Joseph V. Crawford, Emily Giese, Rev. S. H. Glesy)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 12th, Rev. Harvey W. McKnight, of Newville, and Mary K., daughter of Solomon Welty were married by Rev. Prof. Ferrier, assisted by Rev. George Roth.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Harvery W. McKnight, Mary K. Welty, Solomon Welty, Rev. Prof. Ferrier, Rev. George Roth)
(Column 3)Summary: On Oct. 30th, Frederick Mish and Priscilla Nave were married by Rev. D. Sheffer.Married
(Names in announcement: Frederick Mish, Priscilla Nave, Rev. D. Sheffer)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 7th, George P. Summers and Mary Deardorff were married by Rev. Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: George P. Summers, Mary Deardorff, Rev. Eyster)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 3rd, George H. Mowry and Elmira Kahn, of Cumberland county, were married by Rev. C. A. Gelwicks.Married
(Names in announcement: George H. Mowry, Elmira Kahn, Rev. C. A. Gelwicks)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 13th, Adam C. Hammaker and Alice M. Stanley, of Maryland, were married by Rev. S. H. C. Smith.Married
(Names in announcement: Adam C. Hammaker, Alice M. Stanley, Rev. S. H. C. Smith)
(Column 3)Summary: On Oct. 21st, Jacob Etter and Mary S. Hubely were married by Rev. G. H. Beckley.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob Etter, Mary S. Hubely, Rev. G. H. Beckley)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 5th, J. Washington Crouse, of Fulton county, and Kate Yeakle were married by Rev. Graybill.Married
(Names in announcement: J. Washington Crouse, Kate Yeakle, Rev. Graybill)
(Column 3)Summary: On Oct. 3rd, Jacob Sharar and Rebecca Winters were married by Rev. I. G. Brown.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob Sharer, Rebecca Winters, Rev. I. G. Brown)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 12th, Jacob L. Stine and Lizzie Wister were married by Rev. I. G. Brown.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob L. Stine, Lizzie Wister, Rev. I. G. Brown)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 14th, Pott Philips and Cornelia Zimmerman were married by Rev. I. G. Brown.Married
(Names in announcement: Pott Philips, Cornelia Zimmerman, Rev. I. G. Brown)
(Column 3)Summary: On Oct. 30th, David Agnew and Isabella Glaymaker, of Lancaster county, were married by Rev. J. Elliott.Married
(Names in announcement: David Agnew, Isabella Glaymaker, Rev. J. Elliott)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 12th, Jacob Keller and Sophia Speilman were married by Rev. Charles G. Fisher.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Keller, Sophia Speilman, Rev. Charles G. Fisher)
(Column 3)Summary: On Nov. 11th, Anne Estelle, daughter of J. F. and Annie E. Kutz, died in Waynesboro. She was 6 months old.
(Names in announcement: Anne Estelle Kurtz, J. F. Kurtz, Annie E. Kurtz)
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