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Franklin Repository: April 01, 1868

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The Policy of Unity
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Summary: The paper urges unity among Pennsylvania's Republicans during the upcoming campaign. Even if Gov. Curtin is denied a vice-presidential nomination by rival factions within the state, all party members should support the ticket.
[No Title]
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Summary: The paper introduces John Stewart, candidate for presidential elector from the district including Franklin. He "was a gallant officer of the 126th Pa. regiment, has been twice Chairman of the Republican County Committee, was elected by the conference of this end of the district, four years ago, a delegate to the Republican National Convention, was selected as candidate for elector by the Republican State Convention, and is one of the ablest campaigners in this section of the State."
(Names in announcement: John Stewart)
[No Title]
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Summary: The paper claims that results show that turnout for the spring elections was very small. That explains why Republicans were able to elect a judge in Quincy and Democrats succeeded in Mercersburg. In Chambersburg, the Republican majority stood at 20, where 200 was not uncommon. In Guilford, the Democrats prevailed by only four.
[No Title]
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Summary: The legislature passed a bill stating that claims for losses for border county residents during the war can be filed at Harrisburg. The paper applauds this as a step in the right direction.

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Local Legislation
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Summary: The paper reports on the status of bills in the legislature pertaining to Franklin County.
(Names in announcement: McConaughy, Jacob Shoaff)
Full Text of Article:

The following bills passed the Senate on Friday:

An act to authorize the school directors of Montgomery township to sell a public lot.

An act to prevent fishing with seines or nets in the East Conococheague creek in the county of Franklin.

An act to authorize the school directors of St. Thomas township to sell and convey a public school house.

The following bills were read in place in the Senate by Mr. McConaughy on Friday:

An act to extend the time for the payment of the enrollment tax on an act to incorporate the Gettysburg and Chambersburg railroad company, and authorizing said road to make connections and increasing the number of commissioners.

Also, an act to authorize Jacob Shoaff, with his children, of Franklin county, to resume his paternal surname of "Schaff."

An act to suspend the operation of an act to repeal a further supplement to an act to erect the town of Chambersburg, Franklin county, into a borough, approved March 19th, 1868, and to submit its adoption to the decision of a majority of the qualified voters of the borough.

Surgical Operation
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Summary: James P. Kegerries of Fannettsburg sustained a wound during Grant's wilderness campaign of 1864 that necessitated amputation of a portion of his arm. He was removed to a hospital in Alexandria, and the operation was performed there after six weeks. The bone, however, continued to decay. Two months ago, Drs. Suesserott and Platt of Chambersburg amputated the remaining bone. It is reported that Kegerries is almost completely recovered.
(Names in announcement: James P. Kegerries, Dr. Suesserott, Dr. Platt)
Clean Up
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Summary: The paper urges that towns people clean the "yards, cellars, drains, privies, alleys, gutters, barns, pens, coops, and cess-pools" of Chambersburg to prevent "malignant diseases such as the cholera."
A Concert
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Summary: The members of the Musical Union will hold a vocal and instrumental concert in Fayetteville. Prof. R. A. M'Clure is the leader of the organization.
(Names in announcement: Prof. R. A. M'Clure)
[No Title]
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Summary: Rev. Mr. Magee, pastor of the Lutheran church and president of the Young Men's Christian Association, has invited Gen. O. O. Howard to speak to the association.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Magee)
Hotel Change
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Summary: John Miller has leased his hotel on West Market Street to Hezekiah Keefer, late of the Franklin Hotel, St. Thomas.
(Names in announcement: John Miller, Hezekiah Keefer)
Foundry Burned
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Summary: Mr. Unger's foundry and shops in Cove Gap burned, presumably at the hands of an incendiary, on March 29th.
(Names in announcement: Unger)
New Church
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Summary: The Lutheran congregation of Waynesboro purchased a lot from Jacob Adams on which they plan to erect a new church.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Adams)
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Summary: Jacob Pentz of Scotland and Miss Caroline Glass of Greenvillage were married on March 24th by the Rev. W. Howe.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Pentz, Caroline Glass, Rev. W. Howe)
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Summary: Titus W. Harry and Miss Phebe C. Beers, both from near Dry Run, were married on March 18th by the Rev. W. A. West.
(Names in announcement: Titus W. Harry, Phebe C. Beers, Rev. W. A. West)
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Summary: John Bechtold and Hannah Jane Bitner, both from near Marion, were married on March 26th by the Rev. Dr. Schneck.
(Names in announcement: John Bechtold, Hannah Jane Bitner, Rev. Dr. Schneck)
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Summary: Caesar Ball and Maria Williams, both of Chambersburg, were married in March 26th by the Rev. Dr. Schneck.
(Names in announcement: Caesar Ball, Maria Williams, Rev. Dr. Schneck)
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Summary: Mrs. Sarah Burk died near Dry Run on March 20th. She was 84 years old.
(Names in announcement: Sarah Burk)

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