Franklin Repository: March 18, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: A. K. M'Clure will lecture in Repository Hall on "Life in the Rocky Mountains." Tickets are 25 cents. Proceeds will go to benefit the Mission School.Our Standard-Bearers
(Names in announcement: A. K. M'Clure)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper presents the Republican candidates for President, Vice President, Auditor General and Surveyor General nominated by Pennsylvania. The editors laud the exploits of Grant, push heavily for Curtin's nomination for Vice President, and put in good words for Hartranft and Campbell for the other two offices.
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The Republicans of Pennsylvania have, with marked unanimity, presented their standard-bearers and their platform of principles, to the world, and with them they are prepared to buckle on their armors and carry their cause before the great tribunal of the people.
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant is the choice of the Republicans of the whole Union for the Presidency. There are individuals in the Republican party who prefer others, but the sentiment of the party in all sections, is overwhelmingly for him as our candidate. He is preferred not merely because he is invincible before the people as he was in war, and thus certain to carry our banner victoriously; but he is chosen mainly because the nation has unbounded confidence in his integrity, patriotism and enlightened statesmanship. No man in the country has manifested a clearer appreciation of our internal political troubles than Gen. Grant, and his acts show that he can and will administer the government wisely and well, and command for his policy the largest measure of public confidence. He has been tested not only on the field, but also in the cabinet, and in the whole administration of public affairs in the lately insurgent States, and he has proven himself a master man to grapple with the great issues to be decided and the principles to be enforced in restoring the whole Union to peace and prosperity. While Gen. Grant is available as the most heroic and successful of our military chieftains, we rejoice that he is not untried in the intricate paths of statesmanship.--As a candidate he will, therefore, commend himself to the sober judgment of patriotic people, as well as to the gratitude of the nation for his battles won, and his defeat is not within the range of possibility. He will receive the largest popular vote, and the largest vote in the electoral college, ever received by any candidate for the Presidency. Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware may vote against him, but all the northern States, with the ten rebellious States soon to be admitted, will cast their votes for him, and by unprecedented majorities.
Gov. Andrew G. Curtin is presented for the Vice Presidency as the choice of the Republicans of the State, and the enthusiasm with which his nomination was greeted in the Convention was conclusive as to the earnestness of the Republicans of Pennsylvania in presenting his name. At the largest ratification meeting ever held in Philadelphia, on the evening after the convention, his reception was the most enthusiastic we have ever seen given to any public man in our State. He is not without competitors for the Vice Presidency. Ohio presents Mr. Wade; Illinois has instructed for Colfax; New York for Gov. Fenton and Massachusetts for Senator Wilson; but we feel assured that, with the candidate for the Presidency in the west, the united and earnest appeal of Pennsylvania will not be disregarded. Her delegation will present no common name to the Chicago Convention to gild it with unmeaning compliments. They will present one whose record is second only to the great Chieftain Grant in subduing treason and giving victory to our brave soldiers and to the Republic. First among our representative men in point of ability and statesmanship, and endeared to the loyal people everywhere for his ceaseless effort in behalf of our soldiers, his name will be a tower of strength even to Gen. Grant in Pennsylvania, where the great battle is to be fought. He has not only left his impress indelibly upon the history of our State by his wise, economical, and eminently successful administrations as Governor, but his name and his noble deeds are enshrined in every heart that beats in unison with the loyal cause. There is not a soldier of Pennsylvania who does not lisp his name with pride and affection, and his nomination would inspire the liveliest personal enthusiasm in the coming contest. We confidently trust that the claim of Pennsylvania, to be made with such an enthusiastic and united sentiment, will be accepted by the national convention, and that the magic names of GRANT and CURTIN will rally the Republicans to their most decisive victory in 1868.
Of Gen. Hartranft, the candidate for Auditor General, and Col. Campbell, for Surveyor General, we need not speak in detail. Both are gallant soldiers, and blameless officers. Gen. Hartranft was the brave leader who re-captured Fort Steadman after the rebels had stormed it, and he assaulted the Democratic lines with equal success in Pennsylvania in 1865, when he was elected to the office for which he has been re-nominated. He is a soldier who has never lost a battle, and he will achieve another signal triumph in October next. Both these gallant men have discharged their official duties so satisfactorily that malignant partizanship has yet to accuse them of wrong, and they will be triumphantly re-elected next fall.
--Such is the Republican ticket of Pennsylvania. It is headed with the name of the first soldier of the Republic. Next is presented the name of the great War Governor--the Soldiers' Friend, and the names of two heroic soldiers complete the list of Republican candidates. This ticket means Loyal Reconstruction, National Faith, Universal Freedom, Impartial Justice, Victory, Peace! Who can doubt its overwhelming success!
(Column 02)Summary: The paper gloats that Andrew Johnson, now that impeachment is looming, is treating congress with respect, a body he once denounced as "revolutionary, tyrannical, and unconstitutional."
Metal Township Items
(Column 02)Summary: The Republicans of Metal nominated the following for town offices: John Wolff for judge; Amos Devor for inspector; William S. Harris, John D. Walker, and F. W. Elliot for school directors; Jacob Flickinger for supervisor; A. C. Typer for assessor; J. M. Wilhelm for auditor; Adam Flagel for constable. John Walker bought the farm that had been the property of Rev. A. A. M'Ginley for 75 dollars an acre. Jeremiah Miller bought the farm of the late Joseph Brown for $9,000. S. O. M'Curdy bought the property of Jere Miller at $100 per acre. Dr. Montgomery gave a lecture at the lyceum on "Quackery" in which he denounced quacks in the medical profession.I. O. of G. T.
(Names in announcement: John Wolff, Amos Devor, William S. Harris, John D. Walker, F. W. Elliot, Jacob Flickinger, A. C. Typer, J. M. Wilhelm, Adam Flagel, John Welker, Rev. A. A. M'Ginley, Jeremiah Miller, S. O. M'Curdy, Dr. Montgomery)
(Column 01)Summary: At a meeting of Fannettsburg Lodge No. 226 of the I. O. of G. T., William R. Noble, S. O. McCurdy, and James M. Hill installed the following officers: A. Calvin Wilson, Ellen Miller, Espy S. Miller, Annie E. Montgomery, Emma V. Kell, George A. Miller, Thomas J. Campbell, Cynthia A. Reeder, Benjamin F. Jones, Maggie L. Swank, Rebecca E. Kegerries, Mary E. Gallagher, James M. Miller. This lodge was organized one year ago with 24 members. I now boasts 45 members and is becoming "one of the best Lodges in the county."Ward Nominations
(Names in announcement: William R. Noble, S. O. McCurdy, James M. Hill, A. Calvin Wilson, Ellen Miller, Espy S. Miller, Annie E. Montgomery, Emma V. Kell, George A. Miller, Thomas J. Campbell, Cynthia A. Reeder, Benjamin F. Jones, Maggie L. Swank, Rebecca E. Kegerries, Mary E. Gallagher, James M. Miller)
(Column 01)Summary: The Republicans of the North Ward met at the Union Hotel and nominated the following: A. D. Caufman for judge; Jacob S. Eby for inspector; and Philip Hamman for constable. The Republicans of the South Ward met at the Indian Queen Hotel and nominated the following: John Forbes for judge; Joseph Frey for inspector; and Rufus K. M'Clellan for constable.Public Schools
(Names in announcement: A. D. Caufman, Jacob S. Eby, Philip Hamman, John Forbes, Joseph Frey, Rufus K. M'Clellan)
(Column 01)Summary: Examinations of the public schools have begun in Chambersburg. The Board of Directors and Teachers ask that parents and guardians be present to witness the examinations.An Old Citizen Gone
(Column 01)Summary: Joseph Whitmore died at his residence near Shady Grove. He was 73 years old and a native of Antrim. Many friends and neighbors attended the funeral at the Lutheran cemetery.Religious
(Names in announcement: Joseph Whitmore)
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. S. H. C. Smith will preach in the Methodist Church on Sunday.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. H. C. Smith)
(Column 03)Summary: Morris Royer and Miss Sarah Bosserman, both of Waynesboro, were married on February 5th by the Rev. S. N. Callendar.Married
(Names in announcement: Morris Royer, Sarah Bosserman, Rev. S. N. Callendar)
(Column 03)Summary: John Hussong and Miss Catharine Schultz, both of Antrim, were married on February 27th by the Rev. S. N. Callendar.Married
(Names in announcement: John Hussong, Catharine Schultz, Rev. S. N. Callendar)
(Column 03)Summary: John Burger of Maryland and Miss Mary Ann Shook of Middleburg were married on February 27th by the Rev. W. F. Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: John Burger, Mary Ann Shook, Rev. W. F. Eyster)
(Column 03)Summary: John E. Hahn of Waynesboro and Miss Catharine Mayhugh of Maryland were married on March 4th by the Rev. W. F. Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: John E. Hahn, Catharine Mayhugh, Rev. W. F. Eyster)
(Column 03)Summary: Samuel Nikerk of Franklin and Miss Mary E. Ruthrauff of Maryland were married on March 5th by the Rev. W. F. Eyster.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel Nikerk, Mary E. Ruthrauff, Rev. W. F. Eyster)
(Column 03)Summary: Charles H. Smith of Montrose and Miss Nettie Beebe, daughter of O. S. Beebe, were married in Montrose at the residence of the bride's father on March 2nd by the Rev. E. A. Warner.Married
(Names in announcement: Charles H. Smith, Nettie Beebe, O. S. Beebe, Rev. E. A. Warner)
(Column 03)Summary: Dr. Jacob Benedict of Peters and Miss E. A. Reed of New Franklin were married on March 10th in New Franklin at the residence of Mr. Reed by the Rev. J. Keller Miller.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. Jacob Benedict, E. A. Reed, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
(Column 03)Summary: David Gamble and Mrs. Mary Shearer, both of Spring Run, were married on March 12th by the Rev. William A. West.Died
(Names in announcement: David Gamble, Mary Shearer, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Louisa McAfee, wife of Rev. John McAfee and daughter of Jesse Craig of Welsh Run, died suddenly in Bedford on March 6th.Died
(Names in announcement: Louisa McAfee, John McAfee, Jesse Craig)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Jane Harvey died in Spring Run on February 29th. She was 64 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Jane Harvey)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Mary Fleming died near Dry Run on March 3rd. She was 81 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Fleming)
(Column 03)Summary: David Keller died near Grindstone Hill Church on March 11th. He was 66 years old.
(Names in announcement: David Keller)