Franklin Repository: June 10, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Repository for the Campaign! Grant and Colfax! Humanity, Liberty, and Freedom! No Treason! No Repudiation! No Copperheadism!
(Column 02)Summary: Editors Cook and Hays announce that from July through November the Repository will be published as a cheap campaign paper at reduced rates. "The publishers are led to do this by the advice of prominent Republicans throughout the county, who believe that the dissemination of political truth among the voters of the county can be more thoroughly and cheaply effected through the medium of their own journal than any other way." Single copies will cost $.90. Citizens may also purchase 10 for $8.00, 20 for $15.00, and 35 for $22.75.The Campaign Repository
(Column 01)Summary: The paper announces special five-month subscription deals for clubs or individuals to promote circulation of the paper during the campaign. "We can do but little ourselves without the aid and cooperation of loyal men, but we hope with them to give the Repository a circulation during the campaign that will reach every voter in the county who does not now take a political newspaper, and tell forcibly on the results in October next. We hope that Republican organizations will be perfected in every township in the district, and that one of the first and most important objects will be the diffusion of good, radical reading among the people."James Buchanan
(Column 02)Summary: A. K. McClure eulogizes James Buchanan as a talented, able man, who nevertheless did not have the qualities needed to be a great leader.Organization
(Column 03)Summary: The article begins with an enthusiastic endorsement of Grant and Colfax, nominees for the Republican party for President and Vice President, before detailing the strengths and weaknesses of the Republican part's position in the coming election. Among the weaknesses of the Republican position listed is the strength of the "whisky ring," who campaign for the Democrats in the North and have put several key states into play. Without strenuous efforts, the author claims, the Republicans will lose the election.
Full Text of Article:Gen. Grant's Letter of Acceptance
The standard bearers of the Republican party have been chosen, and they are everything that the people could ask for. Their eminent public services appeal so powerfully to the inherent sense of right and justice in the American people for their earnest support, that to address arguments to the intellect of men, to convince their understandings that they should vote for Grant and Colfax, seems like a superfluous undertaking. It is like arguing that two and two make four; like reasoning that one should support his family, or that honesty is the better policy, or like advocating any other self-evident proposition. The platform of principles declared by the Chicago Convention is wise and just. The resolutions firmly declare that the principles enunciated at the birth of the Republic, and which sustained the country through the trials of the late war, should constitute the civil and political rights of the citizens of all the States. They pledge the faith of the Republican party to the payment of the national debt in the spirit and letter of the law. They urge conciliation, and harmony, and peace, everywhere, economy in the affairs of government, a stable financial system and the reduction of the rate of interest of the national debt.
Our candidates are nominated more than a month earlier than will be those of the Democracy, and we have still until the 4th of July to perfect our organization before they are able to begin. We have the advantage of former triumphs, though a traitor to the principles upon which he was elected controls the administration in the interests of the enemies of the country. We have to-day a unanimity and an earnest determination on the part of the loyal people everywhere, that has never been surpassed. The morale of the party never was better than at this time.
On the other hand, the Democracy are divided and disorganized. They speak of the "different branches" of the party. They have war Democrats in the East and peace Democrats in the West. They have nullifiers in one section and repudiators in another, and those who favor neither or all of these, as circumstances demand, in another. Within a few weeks of their National Convention, they have no candidate upon whom they can reconcile, and no policy which they dare to adopt. Never having had any principles, their possibilities are unlimited and reach from the unhealthy lowlands of visible admixture bills and white men's governments, to the Delectable mountains of universal suffrage and universal freedom. Somewhere in this long line they will plant their flag, and sound the call, and the unwashed will gather together, but just where this will be, their most astute politicians dare not predict.
These are some of the advantages we hold, and if properly used we can make them tell. Against them are some disadvantages which we must meet, and as we meet them will be our success. We have an administration and a President working in the cause of the Democracy. An organized army of corrupt office holders numbering 40,000, armed and equipped with the unrestrained plunder of the last two years, and backed by the whisky ring, are fighting for a continued lease of plunder and power. Their license to rob the government will last just as long as the administration is in the hands of the Democracy. If Grant and Colfax are elected these harpies must bid a long farewell to the fat flesh pots into which they have been inserting their beaks and claws, and to defeat this they will pollute the whole land with the fraudulent use of money. Pennsylvania and New York and Ohio make up the disputed territory in this campaign, and in these the power of the office holders and the whisky ring is strongest. They contain several of the largest cities where money is always plentiful, and where the population with whom money and whisky are potent, always abounds. Throughout the rural districts, these agencies cannot make the headway they can in the cities, still they will be used to an extent never known before, and unless counteracted they may loose us these States. The Democracy must carry all States to win. Unless we carry two of them, perhaps all three of them, we lose. And let us not deceive ourselves, unless we organize thoroughly and systematically in every county, township, ward, and precinct and work, each man as he had the power and influence, we will lose. Confidence that is not based on an intelligent and exhaustive understanding of the work to be done, and the agencies to do it are illy founded and should not be trusted. We deceive ourselves if we believe that because we have great principles at stake they will take care of themselves. They will not. The names of Grant and Colfax, the most inspiring in the land, will not alone bring success. The efforts of politicians who are striving for offices, however worthy and commendable they may be, cannot bring us success. Torchlight processions, and stump speeches, and flaming hand bills make up the show and display, and do good, but the real work is deeper and quieter.
Now is the time when the work must be done, if at all. There are yet four weeks until the Democratic Convention at New York. Until that time the Democracy are powerless to do anything but abuse the Republican party and candidates, for they know not who may be their leader or what their policy. In these four weeks we should have a thorough canvass of the voters of every district and county. We should have a Grant Club to meet in every school house. We should have committees appointed to see that every voter's right to vote was secured, and to procure and distribute good Republican documents and newspapers. It will not do to wait until the meeting of the County Committee before these things are done. Let the townships organize for themselves, and by so doing forestall the enemies of the country when they come, as they surely will, to disseminate error and falsehood among the people.
Union men of Pennsylvania, victory is ours to accept or reject. By our energy and perseverance we will succeed, or by our indifference and indolence we will fail. By a long and bloody war we have rescued the Government from the hands of traitors; by prompt attention to patriotic duty we will preserve it. The triumph of Grant and Colfax will complete the restoration of the South, in the spirit of right and freedom begun by Congress, and present to the gaze of the world a sublime spectacle, a government which recognizes the rights and liberties of all, be they white or black.
(Column 04)Summary: The article applauds in glowing terms Grant's acceptance letter concerning his nomination for President.
Full Text of Article:[No Title]
After all, Democratic journals will be constrained to admit that General Grant wrote his own letter of acceptance of the nomination of the National Republican Convention, and that he has written it exceedingly well. General Grant seems to be as little given to rhetorical as to military dress parade; and in this respect offers a striking contrast to one General M'Clellan whose political and military shows enraptured the multitude, but who proved totally unfit for active service.
This letter is eminently worthy of its distinguished author. He accepts the nomination and its responsibilities with as much modesty, and as much courage, as he accepted the command of our armies in the gloomiest period of the war. Brevity could not be more brief, nor language more clear and direct than his. He does not waste a single charge in feeling the position, nor employ a single line in sickly self laudation, so common in our times, by disingenuous asseverations of unworthiness for so great an honor. He expresses his satisfaction with the unanimity which pervaded the convention, and his belief that their action is endorsed by those who saved the country through its recent trials. And in a few words which must carry confidence to every loyal man, he adds that "if elected to the office of President of the United States, it will be my endeavor to administer all the laws in good faith, with economy and with review to giving peace, quiet and protection every where.
If General Grant is elected there will be an end of pet policies in the administration adverse to the declared will of the people and contrary to the laws of the land. The President will be what the Constitution contemplated he should be, executive of the laws, and not the judicial journeyman who during three years has failed to execute the laws, but well nigh succeeded in executing the Government.
It is said that no one so appreciates the sweet blessings of peace as he who has participated most in the bloody horrors of war. Gen. Grant says "Let their be Peace." He has seen all the glory and grandeur as well as all the sadness and gloom of war, and he has seen how the treachery of Johnson and the faithlessness of renegade Senators have made these years since the war little better than the war itself. He is an original peace man. He was for war that we might have peace which we could retain. He fought for a nation's life, and he won. Who but he should preside over the destiny of that nation now that he has saved its life?
(Column 05)Summary: The paper ridicules Democrats who once praised General Grant, but now that he is the Republican nominee assert he was a "butcher and bungler in war" and a "stupid stick in statesmanship."
(Column 01)Summary: The article reports on a recent meeting of the local Republican party to declare their acceptance of Grant and Colfax as candidates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States. They further generally declared their support for the party's principles and recent politics.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Henninger, H. E. Wertz, Daniel Skinner, J. Jeffries, G. J. Balsley, I. H. McCauley)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
The Republicans of Franklin county had a meeting in the Court House, on Tuesday, the 2nd inst., for the purpose of ratifying the nomination of Grant and Colfax. The building was well filled and everything passed off pleasantly. Franklin County is working in earnest for the Union candidates, and is opposed to the Repudiation policy of the Southern traitors and Northern copperheads. Eloquent addresses were made by Messrs. Stewart, McCauley, Stumbaugh, M'Clure, and Chambers - able lawyers of this bar.
On motion, Jacob Henninger was called to the chair as President, H. E. Wertz and Daniel Skinner as Vice Presidents, and J. Jeffries and G. J. Balsley as Secretaries.
On motion of I. H. McCauley, Esq., the following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That we adopt as the expression of our political faith the principles promulgated by the National Union Republican Convention which recently assembled in the City of Chicago.
Resolved, That we cordially endorse and ratify the action of that convention in nominating the greatest Captain of the age - U. S. Grant, and the model statesman of the nation - Schuyler Colfax, as the Candidates of the Union Republican Party for the offices of President and Vice President of these United and Reconstructed states.
Resolved, That in General Ulysses S. Grant we present to the American people, for their support and suffrages - a soldier without an equal among the brave and patriotic of the land - one who has led our "Boys in Blue" to victory through blood and danger in many a hard fought battle - one who has, in the past, proven himself competent for every emergency - who by his prudence, skill, and indomitable perseverance has again and again wrested victory from defeat and saved our beloved Union from dismemberment and anarchy. Patriotic, prudent, and upright - ever careful of the people's rights - ever battling for the cause of justice and free government - a Nation's gratitude is due him for a nation's safety and prosperity - and the unprecedented unanimity with which he was nominated gives assurance to the loyal millions of the land, and the friends of Freedom and Liberty every where, that he is to be the next occupant of that high post of power so worthily filled by a Washington and a Lincoln, but now so terribly disgraced by a recreant Johnson.
Resolved, That in Schuyler Colfax, our candidate for the Vice Presidency, we recognize the outworkings of our Democratic, Republican Institutions. Born in humble life, without the aid of early education, wealth or family connections or influences, he has risen by the force of his native talents, energetic will, and sterling worth, to the first rank among the great and honored of the nation. In him we have a statesman of extended experience, unblemished character, undoubted integrity, and acknowledged firmness and ability - one who, if the sceptre of authority should ever pass into his hands, would wield its powers for the best interests of the people, in all sections, without regard to nationality, race, condition or color.
Resolved, That we cordially endorse and ratify the action of our State Convention in placing again in nomination for the offices of Auditor General and Surveyor General, Brigadier Generals John F. Hartranft and Jacob M. Campbell. Having filled those offices acceptable for the past three years, and having been renominated for the coming term, these faithful public servants, and war worn veterans are entitled to and should receive and support of all good citizens of the State.
Resolved, That we repudiate all schemes for repudiating our National indebtedness; or violating our National engagements. Having had the benefit of the millions invested by our own citizens and by Foreigners in our National Loans and Bonds, we should rigidly, and unscrupulously maintain our National faith in the spirit in which our contracts were made. If the interest upon our public indebtedness be too great, or those kinds of investments be too much favored, it is the duty of Congress to make all needful corrections as soon as it can be done consistent with the public faith and public interests.
Resolved, That we hold both treason and traitors in abhorrence, and we regard deception and treachery, whether in High places, or in Party fealty, as sufficient to disgrace and damn politically all those who are thus guilty, whether the case of their action be thirst for power, political jealousies, or pecuniary gain.
Resolved, That we applaud the fidelity and firmness of those thirty-five members of the United States Senate who unswerved by the blandishments of power, unshaken by the influences of corruption, and unmoved by the machinations of traitors and Catalines in their midst, performed their whole duty to their country, and declared the recreant occupant of the White House guilty of High Crimes and Misdemeanors "meriting removal from office." They will ever receive the commendations of a grateful people whilst those who joined hands with the betrayer, and the friends of rebels will descend to the obscurity from whence they sprung.
"Unwept, unhonored, and unsung" except as traitors to their country's dearest rights in the hour of extremity.
Resolved, That to the soldiers and sailors who upheld their country's flag, vindicated their country's honor and secured her integrity as a Nation, we owe the acknowledgments and rewards of a grateful people. They served us bravely and well in the hour of danger, and they should be remembered generously and freely in the hour of peace and prosperity.
The meeting adjourned to meet on the 9th inst., for the purpose of forming a Grant and Colfax campaign club.
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of Chambersburg met in the Lutheran Lecture Room in Chambersburg to make plans to hold a Strawberry and Floral Festival. The proceeds will go toward raising a monument to the Franklin County soldiers "who fell fighting against treason." "We are sure that this portion of our State will not be forgetful of its heroic dead."DeMott and Ward's United Circus and Menagerie
(Names in announcement: Mrs. I. Brotherton, Mrs. Lyman S. Clarke, William C. Eyster, Miss Mary E. M'Culloh, Mrs. Eliza Aston, Mrs. Charlotte Eyster, Miss Sadie Earley, Miss Marian Seiders, Mrs. Lottie Stenger, Miss Ellie Lambert, Mrs. Helen Dechert, Miss Lucretia Kindline, Mrs. Maggie Eyster, Mrs. Rosa Senseny, Mrs. George Eyster, Mrs. H. H. Hutz, Mrs. B. F. Nead, Mrs. Sade M'Coy, Lt. S. W. Hays, John A. Seiders, Sgt. Harry Strickler, Capt. George W. Skinner, Thomas Donovan, C. H. Cressler, Joseph R. Davison, Jacob L. Dechert, Miss Julia Reed, Mary Linn, Hellie Earley, Sue Wampler, Emma M'Culloh, Emma Mull, Jennie Miller, Beckie Seibert, Lizzie Culbertson, Fannie Gehr, Emma Culbertson, Maggie Seibert, Lucy Eyster, Beckie Austin, Kate Hazelet, Alice Smith)
(Column 01)Summary: DeMott and Ward's United Circus and Menagerie will perform in Chambersburg on June 12th. The show is renowned for its equestrian and gymnastic departments, and will also display a large number of animals.Court Week
(Column 02)Summary: This weekly article lists the recent local court cases, including the case descriptions, plaintiffs, defendants, and verdicts.
(Names in announcement: Judge Rowe, Judge Ferguson, Judge Armstrong, James F. Byers, F. S. Stumbaugh, Peter Cook, Gehr, Everett, David Kuhn, Samuel Stumbaugh, Clarke, Sharpe, Hazelet, Middleton, Brewer)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
On Monday of last week, the June session of Court opened. There was quite a respectable attendance. His Honor, Judge Rowe, presided. Associate Judges Ferguson and Armstrong were present. Monday forenoon was occupied hearing petitions, reports of examiners, &c. The following cases have been disposed of:
James F. Byers, by his next friend, F. S. Stumbaugh, vs. Peter Cook. Summons in debt, founded on a promisary note under seal, dated 1st April 1865, for $500. Judgment confessed in favor of Plaintiff for $565. Gehr for Plff. Everrett and Cook for Deft.
David Kuhn vs. Samuel Stumbaugh. Summons case, to recover a tract of land, situated in Antrim township, containing two acres, with a log house, log stable and other improvements thereon. The jury found for the Plaintiff the land in dispute, and $58.58 for damages. Clarke for Pltff,; Sharpe for Deft.
Hazelet, Middleton & Co., vs. the Chambersburg Woolen Manufacturing Company, owners and reputed owners, and John Middleton, contractor. Jury find for Plaintiffs $665.65. Stenger for Plff.; Sharpe and Brewer for Defts.
(Column 02)Summary: The governor has appointed a commission to assess claims for reimbursement for damage sustained in the border counties during the war. The following are the commission members: David W. Woods of Mifflin County; Anthony S. Ely of Lebanon County; and W. S. Woods of Cumberland County. "They will undoubtedly give satisfaction, and see that justice is done our citizens who suffered during the war from rebel invasions." They will soon be visiting Chambersburg.Correction
(Column 02)Summary: The paper omitted to list two men in its list of soldiers buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Frederick Williams, of the regular army, "served his country for eight years and bore upon his person honorable wounds received in the frontier with the merciless savages. He was by birth an Irishman, and had no kindred in this, his adopted country." He died in the hospital in June 1861 and was the first soldier buried in Cedar Grove. Capt. John C. Sample of the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry was also omitted.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Frederick Williams, Capt. John C. Sample)
(Column 03)Summary: Thomas Creigh, pastor of the Mercersburg Presbyterian Church, applied to the Carlisle Presbytery to have his connection with the church dissolved on account of ill health. The congregation refused to grant his request, but gave him leave from all duties for a year. The congregation is "deeply attached" to the pastor.Scotland and Mont Alto Railroad Notice
(Names in announcement: Thomas Creigh)
(Column 03)Summary: A meeting to secure subscriptions of stock to the Scotland and Mont Alto Railroad Company will be held in Mont Alto on June 11th. The committees from Waynesboro, Quincy, Mont Alto, Fayetteville, Scotland, Shippensburg, Washington, Guilford, Green, and Southampton are urged to attend so that steps may be taken to insure construction of the road.Our New Seminary
(Column 03)Summary: The paper reports that Rev. A. S. Foster, who purchased Everett's property on Federal Hill, plans to open his seminary in September. Foster has long experience in educating young ladies, and the paper endorses his new school.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. A. S. Foster)
(Column 03)Summary: David Miller has taken charge of and refurbished the Monterey House, a few miles from Waynesboro. It has 70 rooms and can accommodate between two and three hundred guests.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: David Miller)
(Column 03)Summary: Sergt. Samuel M'Gowan, janitor at the Court House, has done commendable work in the past week in removing dead trees and debris from the grounds.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Sgt. Samuel M'Gowan)
(Column 03)Summary: Officer Houser recently arrested William Knight, an alleged deserter from Company D, 42nd US Infantry. He was handed over to the commander of Carlisle Barracks.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: William Knight, Houser)
(Column 03)Summary: Miss C. A. Heck will direct her scholars in a performance consisting of music and tableaux on June 16th in Repository Hall.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: C. A. Heck)
(Column 03)Summary: The town council instructs that fences be placed around the cellars of buildings destroyed by Confederate troops in 1864.Married
(Column 04)Summary: Charles McCardell of Maryland and Mrs. Eleanor A. Skinner of St. Thomas were married on June 1st by the Rev. J. Keller Miller at his residence.Married
(Names in announcement: Charles McCardell, Eleanor A. Skinner, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
(Column 04)Summary: John D. T. M'Grath and Miss Nettie M. Flack, both of Chambersburg, were married on May 29th by the Rev. Irving Magee.Married
(Names in announcement: John D. T. M'Grath, Nettie M. Flack, Rev. Irving Magee)
(Column 04)Summary: William Wile and Miss Mary Elizabeth Coy, both of Green, were married at Scotland on June 2nd by Robert Mahon.Married
(Names in announcement: William Wile, Mary Elizabeth Coy, Robert Mahon)
(Column 04)Summary: John Alexander Casner of Funkstown and Miss Eliza Jane Perry of Green were married at Scotland on June 7th by Robert Mahon.Died
(Names in announcement: John Alexander Casner, Eliza Jane Perry, Robert Mahon)
(Column 04)Summary: John Ortt died in Smoketown, Franklin County, on June 1st. He was 70 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Ortt)
(Column 04)Summary: Mrs. Ella Albert, formerly of Hagerstown, died near Mercersburg on May 30th.Died
(Names in announcement: Ella Albert)
(Column 04)Summary: Irving Magee Brandt, son of Samuel H. and Mary E. Brandt, all formerly of Chambersburg, died in Martinsburg on May 30th. He was 4 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Irving Magee Brandt, Mary E. Brandt)
(Column 04)Summary: John Gift died at his residence in Guilford on June 3rd after a lingering illness. He was 77 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Gift)
(Column 04)Summary: John Witmer died at his residence near Welsh Run on May 29th. He was 72 years old.
(Names in announcement: John Witmer)