Franklin Repository: February 12, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 02)Summary: A. K. McClure will deliver a lecture in the Court House on Mormonism. Proceeds will go to benefit the poor.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. K. McClure)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper endorses the candidacy of Governor Curtin for the Vice-Presidency on the Republican ticket. The article outlines his record as governor during the war and claims that he would command overwhelming support among all states in the Union.
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The recent spontaneous and positive expressions of the Republicans of a number of counties in Pennsylvania, presenting the name of ANDREW G. CURTIN as their choice for Vice President on the national ticket with Gen. Grant, have no common significance, and indicate an ultimate unanimity of sentiment that will carry the whole moral power of our great State to Chicago to urge his nomination. It is most natural that such expressions should come from the faithful citizens of the State, and coming as they do from the hearts of the people rather than from systematic political effort, they indicate an earnestness to which the coming State Convention will heartily respond.
The fitness of such a nomination we need not now discuss. It is recognized by all classes of loyal men from convictions which have associated with them the liveliest recollections of his eminent fidelity and patriotism, while Chief Magistrate of our mighty Commonwealth during six years of the most trying period of our history; and his noble deeds, his unstained record, and his high measure of administrative success in every department, are pointed to with pride by every lover of his country's cause. Especially with the soldiers of the Republic, is his name a tower of strength. In every issue affecting their interests he was their ablest and most potent champion. In adversity his presence and eloquence in their camps inspired them to fresh deeds of valor. In victory he told the story of their triumphs and pointed to the beneficent fruits of man's noblest struggle for man. In sickness he visited and comforted them, and his ministrations were felt in every section of the country where sorrow shadowed the defenders of the Flag, and in the sad bereavements for the martyred dead the silver lining to the cloud was visible as he gathered the fallen heroes to sleep with their kindred. The first great victor of the revolution of 1860, he was again the invincible leader who restored our State to loyal supremacy in the dark days of 1863, and when he had filled the constitutional measure of Executive duties, he retired with the emphatic endorsement of the people, and left our great Commonwealth mightier and nobler and more prosperous than ever before in our history.
The presentation of GOV. CURTIN'S name for the Vice Presidency is no empty compliment. His fame needs no such gilding--his proud record needs no such commendation. His name is presented in obedience to the earnest desire of earnest and faithful men who ask the prestige of his name on the ticket for the great national struggle of 1868. Not only in his own State, but in every State where loyalty is cherished, he is esteemed one of the first of the representative men of the Republic, and we feel well assured that the appeal of Pennsylvania for his nomination will be warmly responded to in other sections of the Union. We believe that he can be nominated if Pennsylvania will be true to herself, and when the People shall have spoken through their convention, we cannot doubt that there will be such cordial and earnest support of their expression as must command the enthusiastic endorsement of the Republican National Convention.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that John M. Cooper of the Valley Spirit is front-runner for nomination as a Democratic Party candidate for the office of surveyor general. The editors sarcastically remark that since the "duties of the office consist in appearing at the counter of the Treasury once a quarter and drawing a salary" Cooper is "eminently qualified."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John M. Cooper)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper urges Republicans not to neglect the spring elections. Democrats are hoping to take advantage of any Republican complacency.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that Republicans are almost unanimously in favor of renominating General John F. Hartranft and Col. Jacob M. Campbell for the offices of Auditor General and Surveyor General. They carried the 1865 election by over 20,000 votes, and appear likely to defeat leading Democratic candidates--Col. W. H. Davis and J. P. Linton.
Revival of Religion
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. John Hunter of Chambersburg recently concluded a large religious revival that had been held for the past eleven weeks in Fayetteville's Baptist Church. "The house was nightly crowded, and many who walked in spiritual darkness are now rejoicing in the hope of eternal life." Eighty-eight individuals made professions of faith, including a family of seven who joined the church together. The Rev. Hunter is receiving accolades for his efforts.Waynesboro Items
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Hunter)
(Column 02)Summary: The Waynesboro Building Association elected the following directors: Henry Gilbert, Joseph Douglas, Jacob Beaver, Jacob S. Forney, George F. Lidy, William F. Grove.Lectures
(Names in announcement: Henry Gilbert, Joseph Douglas, Jacob Beaver, Jacob S. Forney, George F. Lidy, William F. Grove )
(Column 02)Summary: The paper declares the lecture series for the benefit of the poor a big success. A large audience attended Rev. Dr. Schneck's lecture on "The Ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum." That evening's collection raised $23.47. Col. A. K. McClure will deliver the next lecture on Mormonism. He recently travelled in Mormon territory and will share his opinions and impressions.Card of Thanks
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Schneck, A. K. McClure)
(Column 02)Summary: The ladies of the Baptist Church of Chambersburg express thanks to the members of the town's other Christian denominations for their help in supporting Rev. J. Hunter.I. O. G. T.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Hunter)
(Column 02)Summary: The members of the Mercersburg Lodge of Good Templars elected the following officers: R. S. Findlay, M. J. Slick, Miss Mary C. North, Charles Eberly, E. B. Murray, Miss Harriet White, John North, C. B. Scheller, Henry Ford, Rev. A. M. Whetstone, M. S. M'Cune, Miss Kate Trout, Miss Jennie Lamison, Miss Emma Geyer. Lodge Deputy R. S. Brownson installed the new officers.Deceased
(Names in announcement: R. S. Findlay, M. J. Slick, Mary C. North, Charles Eberly, E. B. Murray, Harriet White, John North, C. B. Scheller, Henry Ford, Rev. A. M. Whetstone, M. S. M'Cune, Kate Trout, Jennie Lamison, Emma Geyer, R. S. Brownson)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Susan Kane died at her residence in Quincy from the effects of a recent fall. She was about 80 years old.Death of Mrs. Winger
(Names in announcement: Susan Kane )
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Winger, wife of Col. B. F. Winger, Franklin's member of the House of Representatives, died in Greencastle on Wednesday.Married
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Winger, Col. B. F. Winger)
(Column 04)Summary: David Hyssong and Miss Anna M. Miller, both of Chambersburg, were married on February 4th by the Rev. S. H. C. Smith.Married
(Names in announcement: David Hyssong, Anna M. Miller, Rev. S. H. C. Smith)
(Column 04)Summary: George J. Ludwig of Chambersburg and Miss Mary Burk of Wilkesbarre, were married in Wilkesbarre on January 19th by the Rev. H. Brownscombe.Died
(Names in announcement: George J. Ludwig, Mary Burk, Rev. H. Brownscombe)
(Column 04)Summary: Susan J. Winger, wife of Col. B. Frank Winger and daughter of the late William Duffield of Welsh Run, died on February 5th. She was 31 years old.
(Names in announcement: Susan J. Winger, Col. B. Frank Winger, William Duffield)