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Salmon P. Chase
(Column 01)Summary: After blaming Chief Justice Salmon Chase for Jackson's acquittal, the article outlines Chase's history as one of ambition for the presidency leading him to betray Lincoln and his country.
Full Text of Article:Penna. Reserve Association
The master spirit of the late defection in the Republican Senators was Chief Justice Chase, and to him more than to all the others, outside of the whisky ring and its money, is Andrew Johnson indebted for his acquittal. In this action of Mr. Chase the Republicans as a party, are grievously disappointed. I am not. I did hope that regard for his own reputation might save the nation from the betrayal it has suffered at his hands, but I am not disappointed in the capabilities of the man. He never was honest as a politician, however blameless in private character, and unfortunately his political aspirations have been the guiding star of his whole life. While, therefore, he has been generally regarded as one of the most earnest and consistent of the anti-slavery leaders, those who know him well have not trusted him. He first entered the Senate by a coalition with the Democracy, and joined them to consummate a glaring fraud. Although not legally elected, he held his seat by the aid of the Democratic Senators, including the pro-slavery leaders of the South. This was twenty years ago, and from that time until now he has had but one ambition, to which every action of his life has been subordinated. He believed that destiny had marked him for the Presidency, and he regarded all who opposed him as warring with fate. What Presidency he should attain, was a secondary consideration. He probably hoped to be the Executive of the whole Union, but failing in that, he was willing to hold a limited sceptre and take a fragment of the Union as his empire.
When Abraham Lincoln became President, over the pretensions of Mr. Chase, it was a crushing blow to his ambition. He then despaired of ever becoming President of the United States, and he avowed himself an earnest disunionist. I do not deal in conjecture, nor do I exaggerate the position of Mr. Chase. Soon after the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, Washington was thrown into consternation by the apparently authenticated rumor that Fort Sumter was about to be surrendered without a struggle. I was in Washington at the time, and hastened to Senator Wilson and Mr. Stevens to ascertain whether such a suicidal act was seriously contemplated. Both had been aware of it, and had traced it to its foundation. It was the policy of Secretary Chase, and he had pressed it with earnestness upon the President and the cabinet. Messrs. Seward and Blair, of the cabinet inclined to favor the surrender policy of Mr. Chase, but the rest of the cabinet and the President refused to sanction it. What Chase meant was then not apparent. His action was imputed to moral cowardice or to some vain ambition to be the pacificator of the troubles of 1861. But, after the battle of Bull Run, when he supposed the opportunity favorable for his real purpose, he exposed the cloven foot and declared for the peaceable dismemberment of the Republic. After war been inaugurated by the rebels, Mr. Chase urged upon Mr. Stevens and others the necessity of stopping the conflict and recognizing the Southern Confederacy. I need hardly say with what scorn the Old Commoner repelled the proposition of Mr. Chase, and warned him that such treason in the cabinet would not be tolerated by the nation. His ambition, and his plea for disunion, was a Free Empire where he could rule - preferring a fragment of the Union that would gratify his pretensions to a united government that might select others to fill its places of honor.
Again in 1863-4 his restless ambition made him war with Mr. Lincoln. With that charity he ever exercised toward all, Mr. Lincoln bore patiently with the schemes of his Secretary to supplant him. On but one occasion I saw Mr. Lincoln's forbearance taxed beyond its endurance, and that was when he found his own power and patronage employed by Mr. Chase, one of his own subordinates, to defeat himself, as he then foreshadowed the coming removal of the faithless Secretary. With Mr. Lincoln words of unkindness were very rare. No man ever judged others more charitably, and when he complained of Mr. Chase's treachery, it was in very different tones than was manifested in the correspondence attending Mr. Chase's withdrawal from the cabinet. Subsequently, when Mr. Lincoln was called upon to nominate a Chief Justice, he hesitated long before he reconciled his own mind to take Mr. Chase. He knew that ambition was the stumbling block of the man, and he feared that the place might be prostituted to attain political ends, or that disappointment might cloud the judgment and endanger the integrity of the first judicial officer of the government, so cautious was the President on the subject and so long did he hesitate, that Mr. Chase's friends finally assured Mr. Lincoln that if appointed Chief Justice, the measure of his ambition would be filled, and he would no longer aspire to the Presidency. This assurance was, I know, solemnly given - and certainly with Mr. Chase's approval unless Mr. Lincoln was deceived, - before the nomination was made, and but for that assurance the appointment would have been conferred upon another. How that faith was observed, the public well know. As soon as he was clothed with the judicial robes, he started out on a political tour through the south, and degraded his high office by political harangues advocating a policy that had no sanction in law, and, in his judicial capacity, swearing in municipal officers chosen in utter disregard of State or national authority. Since then to attain the Presidency has continued to be the one purpose of his life, and while he hoped to be accepted by the Republicans, he was faithful to the policy of the party. But as popular sentiment gradually concentrated on Gen. Grant, he became the prey of his disappointment until it made him the foe of every conviction he had professed to cherish for twenty years. As he was willing to be President of a fragment of the Union in 1861, if he could not be President of the Union, so in 1868 he would be President under the Democratic ticket. If Republicans and Democrats both pass him by, he is willing to be the candidate of the Bread and Butter fragments left as a legacy of Johnson's political failure. He gives audience to two ambitious office hunters of Philadelphia, who speak for the people of the United States as did the two tailors of Tooley street, London, for the people of England, and formally commits to them his Presidential expectations. Beyond making the infamy of Johnson in some measure respectable by comparison, Mr. Chase has accomplished nothing by his apostacy to himself, and the Republic will move on, under the guidance of the faithful millions who have saved it from every assault, until it attains the full fruition of the logical consequences of the war. It has survived the perjury and rebellion of the Davises, the Lees and the Breckenridges; it has maintained the fruits of its triumphs in defiance of the apostacy of the Johnsons, the Dixons, the Cowans, and the Doolittles, and it will not be turned from its high mission in behalf of Freedom and Justice by the corruption of the Rosses and Fowlers, or the vexed ambition and pitiable madness of Salmon P. Chase.
(Column 02)Summary: This article describes the Pennsylvania Reserve Association, a purely social veterans' group for the only unit in the Northern forces composed entirely of men from one state. The author describes the Reserve force's history and applauds the association, encouraging similar groups among other veterans.
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The surviving members of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, anxious to perpetuate the friendships formed and consecrated during their memorable service "at the front," have organized an association, which meets annually, on the 30th of May, the anniversary of the battle of Bethsada church, the last engagement in which the corps participated.
At the annual meetings, an oration is delivered, after which a banquet is served, when toasts and speeches enliven the festive board. The toasts are emphatically "dry," as the only "ardent spirits" present at the re-union are the gallant fellows who carried their canteens where "the expanse" was most deeply and unbeautifully gray.
Politics are entirely banished from the association, which has no other purpose in view than social enjoyment among comrades.
The Reserves are well circumstanced for such an organization. They stand in the history of the rebellion as the only Division furnished by any of the loyal States, and as such they preserved their individuality throughout the war. Other regiments from our Commonwealth have records in every respect as bright, have performed service every bit as valuable, and have done duty every whit as valiant and trying; and were composed of men just as nice as their sentiments and as fond of fraternization; but, with few exceptions, and for short periods, they were mixed among brigades made up of troops from various States, and their Pennsylvania distinction was lost in the title of the command. The Reserves were separated by the character of their organization, by their peculiar designation, by their numbers, constituting them an army in themselves, nearly, if not quite, as large as Scott's army of invasion in Mexico; and they formed comparatively few companships outside of their own body. In their ranks were all arms of the service - artillery, cavalry, infantry - an army within an army, a compact organism, fully and formidably equipped, from the ringing sabres of the knightly Bayard, the unerring repeating rifles of the romanceful Bucktails, to the quick flashing guns whose hot trunnions were baptized with the blood of our own Easton and Kerns. This peculiarity of the corps gave it great mobility, and hence we find it transferred from army to army, and from point to point, as emergencies arose; and, we are proud to say, that while it made our State marked among the warring hosts, it never sullied our good name. Nay, ever brightened it!
The object of the Reserve Association, we repeat, is entirely social - no ulterior design lurks among its purposes. It has no political significance whatever. Men prominent in all parties meet without a clash - their partisan attachments are lost in the deep affection which swells in bosoms that throbbed together in the long years of peril and "of high emprise," - None of that miserable and unmilitary spirit, which can meanly soil the laurels of a comrade, - and which reveals unmistakably that the breast which can harbor it, may have possessed the courage but never had the generosity or the espirit de corps of a true soldier - finds indulgence among the brave associates. Here we find such men as Curtin, and Todd, and Roberts fraternizing with M'Candless and Ent, oblivious of the fact that outside this charmed circle they are representatives of hostile interests and affinities. Another pleasing feature of the association is that it is not mainly in the hands of the shoulder strapped: its directors are chiefly privates and non-commissioned officers.
The second annual meeting of the society was held at the Academy of Music in Pittsburg, on the 30th ult. The attendance was larger than was anticipated, all the regiments of the corps being represented but two. The ordinary business having been transacted, and directors and officers for the current year elected, the annual Oration was delivered by Gen. Lemuel Todd, of Carlisle. The General acquitted himself with great honor, delivering one of the most elegant and masterly discourses it has ever been out good fortune to peruse, and, with a grace and power that stamp our neighbor as one of the most accomplished orators of the State. We of this valley know the General's force at the bar and before the public, but we confess, that our estimate of his literary ability is greatly enhanced by his finished effort on this occasion. At the banquet, speeches in reply to toasts were made by several distinguished gentlemen, the most noted of which was the feeling and eloquent response of Gov. Curtin. He gave an interesting history of the Reserve Corps, and paid a glowing tribute to the Pennsylvania troops in general; and declared with emphasis that he knew no favoritism, and that he utterly disregarded a brave man's politics or preferences when he gave commissions. With the deepest emotion he referred to the pledges made by State, when appealing to her sons to enter into the service, that she would support the disabled, and provide for the families of deceased soldiers; and with bitter indignation he declared that these pledges were but half-redeemed, and called upon his hearers to support no man for office who would not commit himself to their full redemption. In words of heartstirring pathos, he pictured the maimed and sickly veteran, earning a precarious and pitiful subsistence, in menial and itinerant employment, in organ-grinding at street corners in our cities and the like; and he asserted that such spectacles were "standing monuments of the ingratitude of the country."
We heartily approve of such societies among our late soldiers. To them they are full of the purest enjoyment, and they have a tendency to keep alive a martial spirit, and, nobler far, to promote a love of country which is above partisan attachments, or orders of empty distinction, however ancient or honorable. A rescued and grateful people will never forget their Saviors, but will hand their names onward for the homage of the future. We are pleased to see that our benefactors are not ready to forget themselves, and are anxious to preserve under more pleasant auspices the ties of affection that bound them together in the days of privation and slaughter, which yet were days of glory and renown.
The next annual meeting will be held at West Chester.
(Column 03)Summary: The paper attacks the idea of a reunion of wartime Fort Lafayette prisoners since it characterizes these prisoners as exclusively traitors and thieves. It also ties these crimes to the Democratic party by claiming that every one of them is a "good Democrat."
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The all pervading disposition that manifests itself among the American people to gather together in conventions for the expression and dissemination of their views, is one of the peculiarities of the present age. It is the unanimous acknowledgment of the increased force and power of association, and in that view is an argument to prove the progress of the people in power and intelligence. That it does not also establish the fact of advancement in the integrity of the masses is apparent from an observation of the individuals who compose some of these associations, and the ends which they advocate. For example, while the brave soldiers who fought the battles of the country in the late war are meeting throughout, the whole land to renew their faith and re-affirm their vows of loyalty and love to their Government, the highly virtuous Democracy propose a convention of those who were Fort Lafayette prisoners during the war. The reader will recollect that during the period Fort Lafayette was filled with traitors of every hue and degree of crime. Many of its inmates had labored through the agency of the Knights of the Golden Circle in the interests of the Rebellion. Some had offered organized resistance to the draft. Some had burned the property of Union men, and some had murdered Union citizens. But none had ever been known to join the Rebel Army and fight for the South. They were too cowardly for this. Their deeds were all done in darkness and in secret. Such men of course necessarily belong to the Democratic party, and they but obey Democratic instincts who urge upon them to assemble in convention for the success of the Democratic ticket. A few weeks ago the names of several thousand prisoners whom Johnson had pardoned were published. They were composed of treasury thieves, counterfeiters, revenue defrauders and scalewags generally, but every man of them a good Democrat. Their crimes as well as their political views must necessarily endear them to the convicts of Fort Lafayette. Why not join with them and swell the ranks and the power of the moral Democracy? The resolutions, too, of the convention should not be lost to the Democracy. With what burning words they might resolve themselves into the innocent victims of an arbitrary and unconstitutional despotism. How irresistibly convincing would be their declaration of the superiority of the white race? How eloquently they might call upon the Democracy to rescue the last flickering spark of human freedom and human liberty from utter extinction, and save the world from total chaos and "bustin up" of things generally. We were going to hold that the Democrats south who commend Jef Davis' "incorruptible patriotism" properly belong to these men, but we beg their pardon. They possess the merit of having backed Jef Davis' views with their lives, and it puts them so infinitely above these cowardly jail-birds that they never can reach the elevated place on which they stand.
(Column 04)Summary: The paper condemns Democrats in Alabama for passing resolutions honoring Jeff Davis. The paper is sure to point this out to all soldiers, especially conservative soldiers.
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We call the attention of our 26 conservative soldiers, who talk of sending delegates to the Democratic Convention at New York, to the proceedings of the Democratic Convention in Alabama. The Alabama Democrats elected delegates to the New York Convention and then "tendered the thanks of the Southern people to Jeff. Davis for the unflinching courage and unsurpassed ability with which he acquitted himself of his official oath to defend the Constitution, and paying to him the respect of the Convention as a patriot and incorruptable man." The men who did this are conservative Democratic soldiers, and represent the National Democracy. They will meet the delegates from Pennsylvania to nominate a candidate for the Presidency; and as Jeff Davis' manner of saving the country and defending the Constitution suits them they will strive to nominate a man of his views. If they do the Pennsylvania Democracy who "respect Jeff Davis as a patriot and incorruptable man," but who were too cowardly to fight for his patriotism, will be found working with the Alabama Democrats for the success of a ticket for which they did fight, until they had well nigh drowned the land in sorrow and in blood. How do you like the company gentlemen? and you conservative soldiers, now you can make amends for the sin of fighting against Jeff Davis and his patriots. Don't let the opportunity escape.
Our Conservative Soldiers
(Column 01)Summary: The article recounts a recent meeting of conservative soldiers. The first speaker commented that both Republicans and Democrats fought for the Union and argued that it was time for Democrats to show their loyalty as well. The second speaker, a young man, stumbled in his introduction and eventually gave a speech about politics and history; the paper insults this speech because of the speaker's youth and inexperience. The final speaker attacked Grant's nomination in yet another speech the paper mocks.
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On Thursday evening last, a meeting of the Conservative soldiers of Chambersburg was held in the Court House, for the purpose, as the call stated, of forming a Soldiers' Club, and for the further purpose of putting men in power who would honestly carry out the object for which the signers of the call had taken the field. The call was subscribed by 26 names, most of whom had been in the service in some capacity or other, but not being able to determine from it the object for which they had taken, the field, or even whose field they had taken we concluded to attend the meeting and if possible ascertain. We give the public the benefit of our observations. Our first impression on entering the Court room was that if this exceedingly small squad of conservative gentlemen had taken the field, either the field had made an indifferent defense or that three years of the piping times of peace had so toned down their grim war visages that it was impossible to conjecture what deeds of daring they had accomplished. But the meeting was already organized, and one of the immortals, the Lame Lemnian, was haranguing the really warlike but apparently peaceful squad as we took our seat. For a moment, as the loud tones of his powerful voice echoed through the hall, we were inclined to the theory that these men took fields as Gideon and his host took the city of Jericho, by blowing their horns; and involuntarily we started from out seat to escape the impending doom of falling walls. But reassuring ourselves with the belief that the days of miracles were over, we sat down, though with blanched cheeks, and took a survey. The largest portion of the aforesaid 26 were in attendance, beside a score or two of little boys and about as many staunch Republicans. For their encouraging presence, we thus publicly thank the little boys and Republicans in the name of the 26, whose leaders, either through excessive modesty or excessive fatigue from blowing, failed to do so. Should they - the 26 - give another entertainment, we advise them not to be offended at the apparent neglect with which they were received, but to attend and take with them all their friends; only it would be well not to stamp so vociferously when the name of General Grant is mentioned, for though very kindly intended, this is not that kind of a meeting.
The speaker, whose infirmity ante-dates Antietam and Bull Run, made the original statement that the Constitution was the Magna Charta of our liberty, that Democrats and Republicans have alike fought to maintain it, and that the graves of both were found scattered peacefully on every hillock and in every valley throughout our whole land. As if he expected some one to deny these startling propositions, he repeated them several times triumphantly, but no one gain-saying them, he at length seemed appeased, and proceeded to remark that the time had come when the Democracy would teach the Radicals that they were as loyal to the country as themselves. The small boys and the Republicans cheered this sentiment until the speaker's voice was drowned, but the field-takers sat "silent as a stone." It was evidently a faux pas of the speaker's. He hadn't intended to say anything of the kind, and the rejoicing of the Republicans that hereafter the Copperheads would be loyal, was highly commendable but premature. Evidently discouraged that his tongue should take such liberties with his sentiments, and somewhat confused, the orator closed by informing the audience that the other eminent speakers were anxious to address them.
The next and last speaker was Capt. G. W. Skinner, the youthful Paris of the Democracy. After considerable hesitation, owing to the modesty so becoming to youth, the Captain stated in substance that he had come to the meeting to speak a piece, but that he was very badly discouraged. He expected a large crowd to hear his profound views on the state of the country, while on the contrary there were but few in attendance, and even among them there seemed to be no disposition to listen to him. He would therefore refrain from saying any thing further, and take his seat. Silence is said to give consent. The silence, as the Captain took his seat, was perfectly awful.
The captain was young and inexperienced. He was unaccustomed to public speaking, and had never been taught the terrible sincerity of a public audience, however small. He had not counted on such hearty concurrence in his idle threat to take his seat and deprive the world of his valuable lucubrations. But the deed was done, and he had only himself to blame. How could he mend it? He did mend it, and the skilfulness with which he did it was remarkable. He arose and moved that the persons present be invited to go to the speaker's desk and subscribe their names to a list for the purpose of organizing a Conservative Soldiers' Club, and while urging the momentous importance of the occasion, that forgetful of himself, his hearers and the fact that he had sat down, he spoke his piece.
For his own sake we are constrained to say he acted neither wisely nor well in talking that kind of ridiculous stuff, and his first impression not to speak at all was the sound one. When a youth of twenty-two or three summers, however amiable, undertakes to sit in judgment on and condemn the public acts of men whose extraordinary services to the country have rendered their names immortal, it is at least a folly from which his friends should have saved him. If, in addition to this, he perverts history, undertakes to philosophise upon governments and laws, which the wisest statesmen have approached with becoming modesty, and asks foolish conundrums, he can only expect to be laughed at for his pains.
Before General Grant is elected President of these United States, he should at least be informed that he had better withdraw, because Capt. Skinner, of Path Valley, the redoubtable Captain Skinner, twenty-three years, old has pronounced him totally unqualified, and that as for him, he would never allow him to assume the Presidential Chair. Why, we humbly ask, most puessant Captain, have you allowed the American people to honor themselves and General Grant by this unanimous nomination, only to blast their cherished hopes and blight their fondest intention at this late hour? But these valiant field takers, who herald their own doughy deeds with their own trumpets, are gravely informed that the country will be destroyed by the election of a military man to the Presidency. To prove this, it was enough to recall the names of Cromwell, Napoleon the First and Napoleon the Third. Just how they established this fact, the gallant Captain didn't go, into the trifling particulars to show, but that they had convinced his own mind we are satisfied, for the next moment he urged them to elect conservative soldiers delegates to the Democratic National Convention at New York, whose first and last and only duty would be to nominate a military officer as the Copperhead candidate for the Presidency. But we have neither time nor disposition to follow the ridiculous show further. The modesty of a true soldier did not prevent the Captain's wilful and unmerited abuse of his fellow soldiers, and we are sure that the man who is guilty of this is not a true soldier, and that while he did fight on the side of Right and Humanity, he now finds that his sympathies were with the friends of Slavery and Secession.
(Column 02)Summary: The article, nominally about a recent meeting of the Grant ratification meeting of the previous week, spends most of its two paragraphs attacking the Democratic "Copperheads" as regressive and treasonous.
(Names in announcement: M'Cauley, Col. F. S. Stumbaugh)Full Text of Article:Young Men's Christian Association
The success of the Grant ratification meeting, of the 2d inst., had the desired effect on the Spirit of last week. It is very much troubled at the large attendance of Democrats, who are always welcome at Radical meetings, and who enjoyed with the Republicans, the truthful and eloquent remarks of the orators of the evening. By its admission one-sixth were of its own party, and the remainder were Union men. No wonder it becomes excited when it sees so many deserting the prejudices of Copperheadism and becoming converted to the principles of the party that saved the nation. It is discouraging, we admit, but that should not have induced them to have indulged in the gross misrepresentations that appear in certain portions of their report. Mr. Stewart, who is known as one of the ablest and fairest stump speakers in this county; Mr. M'Cauley, whose unkind catechism annoyed the Copperheads so much last fall, and which by request will be given revised and enlargened in the coming campaign, and Col. F. S. Stumbaugh, who raised two regiments in defence of the Union made telling and effective speeches. They in no way alluded to the fight between the "Nigger and Dimmocrisy," for political power, for the reasons that the question of negro equality, which causes many a sleepless night to friends of treason and rebellion, is in no shape nor form before the people. When the time comes to discuss the issue of negro suffrage, when the Republican party come out openly in convention and say that the African should receive the political rights he won fighting for his country, then will our orators earnestly advocate and heartily support all measures tending to that end. Men of ordinary capacity and intelligence readily see that these appeal to the prejudices of the ignorant have no longer any effect, and that they will not save the dying Copperheads from their final doom at the coming elections.
But this is not what was the matter. It was the reference to the damnable anti-war and treason-loving record of the Cops. They don't like it at all, at all. It won't win any friends for them among the soldiers nor war Democrats, they are ashamed of it, and would like to have buried it with poor old ex-President Buchanan; but they couldn't, nor didn't. It is written in the reports of Congress, it was made known by their orators, it was advocated by their press. The people of Chambersburg and elsewhere will never forget it, although they may forgive, the long faces of some of the Copperhead leaders when union victories were announced, or the smiling countenances of these same men when the Rebels were successful. They stand as the friends of those who endeavored to force upon the country another flag than that of the Stars and Stripes, and in the prophetic words of Jackson in his proclamation in 1832, will be stigmatized when dead, and dishonored and scorned while they live, as the authors of the first attack on the Constitution of our Country. "And still adding to their infamy and shame, they are now meditating the propriety of repudiating the National debt," said one of our speakers. That truth was not very palatable, for some of those Democrats had government bonds, and we know of three men who, upon inquiry finding this to be as was stated and who patriotically invested in government funds during the war, decided the next morning to vote for honesty and Grant, in preference to corruption and fraud and Pendleton. It is unnecessary to add that the meeting was a success, and every thing passed off creditably and harmoniously.
(Column 03)Summary: The paper reports that the Young Men's Christian Association is "succeeding almost beyond its expectations." The members thank the public for their support and financial aid. The group hopes to open a reading room, and is accepting donations of books and papers on science, religion, art, and literature. They are also accepting pictures and decorations for the walls. "The establishing of a moral power in the community whose influence may save many young men from seeking the haunts of vice and from treading the paths that lead down to 'Death and Hell,' and keeps them for society, for their country and for God, certainly cannot fail of the sympathy and aid of every christian heart."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Irving Magee, Mr. Gaff, Judge Black)
(Column 03)Summary: The paper urges citizens to attend the Strawberry and Ice Cream Festival to be held in Repository Hall to raise money for a monument "to the memory of our gallant dead, who were slain, died, or starved to death, in the late war against treason." The new organization will be called "The Franklin County Monument Association," and will not be a "local" or "party affair." Organizers have had success collecting donations from throughout the county. The Citizen's Band will play at the festival.Music for the Campaign
(Names in announcement: Sgt. John A. Seiders, William Clugston)
(Column 03)Summary: A group of men from Chambersburg have formed a "Citizens Band" that will play at events for both political parties during the campaign. They have offered their services free to the ladies organizing the upcoming Strawberry and Ice Cream festival. The paper praises their skill.Temperance Lecture
(Names in announcement: George R. Nixon, W. H. Sellers, John B. Snider, John C. Stratton, James R. Sellers, A. Lehmaster, Frank Evans, Joseph Cole, George Hoffman, James Davidson, George Miller, Charles Leidy, W. N. Bishop)
(Column 03)Summary: A. E. Bradley of New York, who is on a lecture tour through Pennsylvania sponsored by the Sons of Temperance, will give a free lecture in the Court House on Friday. Bradley will also appear in Greencastle and Mercersburg.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The Republicans of Chambersburg met in the Court House to form a Grant and Colfax club. A committee was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws and decide on times to meet during the campaign. All who support Grant and the Chicago Platform are invited to attend.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: D. O. Gehr, W. H. Wanamaker)
(Column 04)Summary: F. X. Deckellmayer opened a new ice cream saloon on Front Street. The "practical confectioner" can now supply the town with candy and all manner of sweets. The new parlor boasts a soda fountain that won a prize at the Paris Exposition.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: F. X. Deckellmayer)
(Column 04)Summary: Thomas Bard arrived in Chambersburg from California after a three-year absence from Franklin County. He was recently elected supervisor of Santa Barbara County.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Thomas Bard)
(Column 04)Summary: A large number of people came to Chambersburg for circus day. The performances got great reviews and all had a memorable time. The tragedian C. B. Howard appeared in the character of a clown.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: J. G. Elder announces that the Boys in Blue will meet to re-organize for the coming campaign.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J. G. Elder)
(Column 04)Summary: The members of Chambersburg's Catholic Church will hold a Strawberry and Ice Cream Festival in Repository Hall to raise money to pay church debts.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The corner stone of the New Union Church being erected at Keefer's Store will be laid on June 28th. A number of local clergymen will attend.Married
(Column 04)Summary: John W. Everett of Illinois and Miss Sadie Stark, daughter of James Stark of Dry Run, were married on June 9th by the Rev. William A. West.Married
(Names in announcement: John W. Everett, Sadie Stark, James Stark, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 04)Summary: Dr. D. Frank Etter and Miss Hattie A. Marsh were married in Illinois at the residence of H. A. Mills on June 8th by the Rev. E. Marsh, assisted by Rev. A. Mills.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. D. Frank Etter, Hattie A. Marsh, H. A. Mills, Rev. E. Marsh, Rev. A. Mills)
(Column 04)Summary: Dr. R. S. Brownson of Mercersburg and Miss Mary Coyle, daughter of A. S. Coyle of Chambersburg, were married in the Presbyterian Church on June 9th by the Rev. J. A. Crawford.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. R. S. Brownson, Mary Coyle, A. S. Coyle, Rev. J. A. Crawford)
(Column 04)Summary: James E. Bowen of Southampton and Miss Amanda J. Stach of Roxbury were married at the Montgomery House on June 11th by the Rev. Irving Magee.Died
(Names in announcement: James E. Bowen, Amanda J. Stach, Rev. Irving Magee)
(Column 05)Summary: Miss Mary Hazelet died in Chambersburg after suffering a short illness. She was 78 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Hazelet)
(Column 05)Summary: Samuel Gsell died in his residence in Peters on June 13th after suffering a short illness. He was 60 years old. "Mr. Gsell was one of the most prominent and energetic citizens of Peters township, and his death will be a severe loss to his community."Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel Gsell)
(Column 05)Summary: Mrs. Sarah Barclay died near Dry Run on June 8th. She was 74 years old.
(Names in announcement: Sarah Barclay)