Franklin Repository: October 07, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
"Let Us Have Peace!" Last Grand Rally!
(Column 01)Summary: S. F. Greenawalt, chairman of the county committee, announces that a Republican mass meeting will be held at the Court House in Chambersburg on October 8th. A torchlight procession organized by the Boys in Blue and the Invincibles will be held. A number of prominent men will speak.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Joseph R. Hawley, Col. G. W. Z. Black, Col. A. K. M'Clure, Maj. A. R. Calhoun, Capt. A. W. Norris)
(Column 01)Summary: This general endorsement of the Republican party in the upcoming election uses standard rhetoric - the Democrats as traitors, Republicans as the saviors.
Full Text of Article:Equal Taxation. Men of Pennsylvania, Read and Ponder
Patriotic men of Franklin county, and the 16th Judicial District: this is the last time the Repository will reach you before the 13th of October, and this the last appeal we can make you to stand firmly by the immortal principles of the Republican party. To you and your State have both parties throughout the whole country conceeded the proud but responsible duty of determining the future destiny of our beloved country. The people of all the States stand and wait with intense eagerness your verdict. During the last month both sides have been ceaselessly active, marshaling their forces for the decisive battle. The lines were not more clearly defined when during the war legions of brave "Boys in Blue" hurled themselves against the columns of Gray until rebellion and treason were trampled into dust, than now. The same issues are at stake; the same beloved country is in deadly peril. The same sad result will follow on the heels of your defeat that would have succeeded your overthrow then. The same grand future awaits your triumph now which would have been consummated in its fulness then, but for the foul murder of your venerated President, and the black apostacy and reason of his unworthy successor.
The time is past for argument. Day after day and week after week the true issues have been clearly and forcibly set before you, and even the madness of our country's enemies has driven them to conceal nothing of their dangerous and disloyal intentions. No one can any longer be deceived except he who is wilfully blind. Active, earnest, patriotic action alone is left to maintain our dearly bought liberties, threatened by the blood red hand of treason. Let us arouse then, gird on our armor, and strong in the right, inspired by our brilliant history, mindful of the sacrifices we have already made for our country, the memory of our departed heroes and the presence among us of their widows and orphans, and armed with the resistless weapon of freemen, strike another blow at treason and win a victory that shall be lasting and imperishable.
Look on this, and then on this.
If we are defeated on next Tuesday there is not a concealed or open traitor throughout the North or South, who will not rejoice; there is not a booted and spurred murderer raiding through the late rebel States destroying the property and taking the lives of loyal men, both white and black, who will not find in it ample justification for his lawless deeds; there is not a Memphis, or New Orleans, or Fort Pillow, or Camilla, that will not repeat itself, aye surpass itself, in deeds of murder and butchery of loyal men and women, and all under the broad warrant of this election; there is not a willing participant in the cruelties of Andersonville, Belle Isle or Libby, who murdered your brothers and sons by slow torturing deaths, and sent others, gibbering maniac skeletons, back to your arms to rend your souls with anguish and then die, who will not hold high carnival and say, "at last the Democracy of the North have lent us their long promised aid and support."
On the other hand, if the friends of freedom carry the State by a triumphant majority, treason will recoil from its unholy attempt to overthrow our free institutions. This last effort of the traitors of the South, aided by the leaders of the Democratic party in the North, to win by the ballot what they fairly lost in the arbitrament of the sword, will be forever defeated. The legitimate results of the war, peace, based upon the equal rights of all, justice to all, and freedom for all, will then be secured for all time, high above the vain and idle efforts of traitors and demagogues to endanger them. Labor, the only real wealth of a country, will be honored; intelligence, and prosperity, and happiness will spread their wings over the whole land, and blessed peace, born out of the much suffering of war, and devastation, and poverty, and the evil passions of men, will take her final abode among us and teach us that "her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace."
These are some of the things that will follow a Republican victory on next Tuesday, because that will insure the triumphant election of our standard bearer, Gen. Grant, the man who more than all others, has learned, through the fearful ravages of necessary war, the unspeakable blessings of peace. When honorable and lasting peace lay beyond a gigantic and unholy rebellion, he alone of all our leaders was strong enough to break down the bulwarks and reach it. Who of all men so capable, so fitting to secure its blessings to his fellow men as he? In whose keeping is it so safely instructed as in his? Surely not in that of Horatio Seymour and Frank Blair, the one an original and recorded enemy of his country, the other a mad revolutionist, and both pledged by the highest court of the Democratic party to accomplish for the traitors of the South what they could not do themselves, the overthrow of our liberties.
If General Hartranft and General Campbell are defeated greetings will flash over the wires from the Democracy of Pennsylvania to the high priest of treason in the White House, that the Keystone State has placed her seal of approbation upon the blood-stained policy of his administration, and traitors from Virginia to Texas will rejoice with illuminations and bonfires that they can perfect in peace and under warrant of the administration the work of National destruction and death.
This is no idle talk. We warn you in view of the awful consequences of defeat, and before it is too late not to be deceived.
Loyal men of Pennsylvania: This is the last great struggle of treason, and your State is the rock upon which it must be broken to pieces. Your vote on next Tuesday will place the capstone upon the temple of Reconstruction and fix forever the generous and beneficent policy of Congress. If treason falls now it falls forever. The representatives of the Southern States will take their places in our National Council purged of their crimes, and manifesting the fruits of their repentance. The rights of all human beings will be sacredly protected wherever the starry folds of our National banner float, and they will float on every acre of the National domain. Our gallant "Boys in Blue," who have cast their fortunes among those who would have dragged it in the dust, will no longer be scoffed and jeered and driven from their homes and murdered, but will be honored and esteemed and respected and protected, as the pioneers of a higher and purer civilization. It cannot be possible that, hereafter, an American citizen can go anywhere, and so long as he obeys the laws of the land and does not interfere with the rights of others, not be completely protected in life, liberty and property.
Rally then for the conflict. Though desperate it cannot be doubtful. Inspired by the sacred rights of the living heroes and the honor of those who died for their country, strike in your might to secure the one, and perpetuate the memory of the other forever.
Let your watchword be Freedom for all, Justice to all and Victory.
(Column 02)Summary: This attack against the Democratic tax policy details why the Repository sees equal taxation of property across the board as an evil. It describes past and current tax policies of the state and nation in its analysis.
Full Text of Article:Republican Mass Meeting in Mercersburg
The fourth section of the Democratic platform, made at New York by Wade Hampton and other traitors, demands -
"Equal taxation of every species of property, according to its real value, including government bonds and other public securities."
These are the very words of the fourth resolution in that platform. Have the farmers of Franklin county ever considered the meaning of this declaration, which the Democratic party is bound to enforce if they get into power? Let us see. "Equal taxation of every species of property, according to its real value."
Property is chiefly of two kinds, real property and personal property. Recollect that the taxation meant here is taxation by the United States, not be the State of Pennsylvania, or by the county of Franklin. Real property is that which is fixed and permanent, as lands, houses, factories, &c. Personal property is that which is temporary and movable, and includes all kinds of property not of a permanent nature. Now, first of all, the farmers of Franklin county will be taxed on their Farms, "according to their real value." If your farm is worth ten thousand dollars, then, my friend, your Democratic party has pledged itself to tax it upon that amount. If your mill is worth that sum, you will pay a tax on so much to the party which boasts itself to be the only true friend of the people. This tax on real property is a novelty. The United States, in its worst extremity during the war, never dreamed of taxing real estate. But this was under Republican power, and then the few Democrats in Congress tried to prevent any tax at all when the Democratic rebellion made it necessary to expend two millions daily. But this was consistent. It was a Democratic rebellion and they didn't want to have it put down.
The State of Pennsylvania, under Democratic rule used to tax your farms and mills, &c., but the State debt kept growing larger all the time. When the Republicans got into power the tax on real estate was taken off, and that on personal property was reduced, and the State debt has been paid off at the rate of a million a year ever since.
In the next place, farmers and every person else, no matter how poor, if they have any property at all, must pay a tax to the United States upon it. During the war personal property of every person was taxed except that of poor people, but when the war closed a Republican Congress removed the tax from everything except a few luxuries. Almost the only things taxed now by the United States are tobacco and whisky. The poor now are not taxed at all. No one, whose yearly income is not above a thousand dollars and his necessary expenses, pays any tax at all. But the Democratic party has pledged itself in advance to change all this, and tax the rich and poor man alike. The farmer's horses and cows, his wagons and farming implements, his wheat, and corn, and oats, and potatoes, must all be taxed, unless the Democrats lie and they tell you that they never do. The poor man's cow and pig, his patch of potatoes and cabbage, the main support of his family, must be taxed according to its real value, because that is the avowed policy of the Democratic party. And what is more, there is no Democrat who has any regard for truth dare deny these allegations.
Now taxes are necessary. No one can deny that. A Democratic rebellion entailed upon us an immense National debt, and it must be paid. It is part of the price we owe for the preservation of our liberties and the maintenance of our Union in its integrity. One-fourth of that debt has already been paid, and every year the Republican party in spite of a traitor President and a Democratic administration, is reducing it and making the taxation less burdensome. It is true the Democratic party ought to pay this debt, it is theirs, they made it. But they never intend to pay it. Put them into power and they will destroy the national credit by an overwhelming issue of "greenbacks." The Republicans have been building up the national credit, and every defeat they give the Democracy makes it better. Thus you see that the people of Europe, who hold millions of our bonds, as well as the people of the United States, look to the Republican party as the real saviors and preservers of the country.
We call upon all classes of our people, rich and poor, farmers and tradesmen, Dunkers, Mennonites, and River Brethren, to weigh these plain facts calmly and carefully, and come to the rescue, not of their imperiled country as something independent of themselves, but of their own property, of their homes and their families. If the national credit is destroyed your bonds and your greenbacks and your farms and your business will all be worthless, for all depend for their prosperity upon the credit and stability of the country.
Can you weigh these truths and vote the Democratic ticket?
(Column 04)Summary: This announcement encourages Franklin residents to attend the upcoming Republican Mass Meeting in Mercersburg.
(Names in announcement: Col. A. K. M'Clure, Maj. Calhoun, Col. George W. Z. Black, Capt. Norris)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
The last Mass Meeting in the county before the election will be held in Mercersburg on Saturday, the 10th instant. General Hawley, who has created such general enthusiasm in our State wherever he has spoken, has promised to attend, and has to our personal knowledge made such arrangements as will enable him to fulfill his engagements.
We congratulate the loyal people of Franklin county on their success in securing his services and predict much good from it. Col. A. K. M'Clure has written us that he will probably be present on that occasion to address his old friends and give the enemy a parting shot. We are free to say that nothing but absolute necessity will prevent his attendance.
Major Calhoun, Col. George W. Z. Black and Capt. Norris, who have been doing yeoman service in the state have all been secured and will positively be in attendance. They come to us with the endorsement of years of tried and unflinching service in the war to suppress the rebellion, they bear on their persons the badges of their loyalty made by rebel bullets.
Soldiers of Franklin county, turn out in your strength and give these gallant men a welcome that will gladden their hearts and strike terror into those of our foes.
Make this last also the greatest meeting of the campaign. Send delegations from every township in the county; arouse your neighbors to the importance of the issue; make one mighty effort for a sacred cause, and rescue an imperiled country from the hands of traitors and copperheads.
(Column 04)Summary: The paper reports that Stenger, the Democratic candidate for District Attorney in Franklin, recently made comments against Mennonites in his campaign rhetoric; the Repository calls the Mennonites "the most upright and worthy religious community in the country" and attacks Stenger.
Full Text of Article:[No Title]
W. S. Stenger, the Democratic candidate for District Attorney in Franklin county, became inspired on the occasion of the Democratic Mass meeting last week and, it is said, made the following taunting prediction. Looking over the crowd of men and boys, he told them there were Democrats enough there to carry the county in spite of all the Dunkers and Mennonites and Niggers that the Republican party could bring to the polls; and added that he hoped they would have them all out on the day of the election to show them how easily it can be done. So, this stripling Ajax of the Democratic party, in his fine frenzy, has taken to taunting and twitting the most upright and worthy religious community in the country. Take care William, and curb your eloquence with a strong bit and a steady hand, or it will carry you to political death. The Dunkers and men of similar persuasion should of all others least provoke such cowardly and unmannerly remarks. They have ever been loyal to the Government and give a willing and material support during the war, which you were very far from doing. They are both ready and willing to support it at the ballot-box on next Tuesday, by voting the Republican ticket, where they will not forget to give you a quietus for your ungenerous and unprovoked slander.
(Column 04)Summary: This short endorsement recommends voting for Dixon over Duncan for Senate.
Full Text of Article:[No Title]
During the Rebellion, Col. William D. Dixon, and Calvin M. Duncan, Esq., rival candidates for the State Senate, fought upon opposite sides. The Col's. enemies were clothed in gray; and murdered, and poisoned, and starved "the boys in blue;" Mr. Duncan's foes were those who "rallied around the flag," whether borne in the smoke of battle, or among those at home whose hearts yearned for the brave men at the post of danger and glory. Mr. Duncan had no stomach for soldiering, and no pride in the soldier's cause. His voice was not for the war. He opposed it manfully. He opposed all who favored it. Vallandigham was his type of a statesman then, Seymour and Forrest are now.
Vote for Dixon.
(Column 04)Summary: The paper expresses the opinion that the meeting and torchlight procession in Chambersburg will be the "best of the season." A number of prominent men will speak.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Gen. Hawley, Col. A. K. M'Clure, Col. Black, Maj. Calhoun, Capt. Norris)
(Column 05)Summary: The paper reminds farmers and landholders that the Democratic Party platform has a clause advocating taxes on land.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper discourages voters from voting for incumbent District Attorney and Democrat W. S. Stenger. "Is there a Republican willing to cast a gallant soldier overboard for a Copperhead, who opposed the war and affiliated with rebels?" The editors urge them to vote for Hays instead.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper urges Republicans not to split their ticket this fall. The editors argue that the stakes are too high to let petty personal politics trump party unity.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper charges that Kimmell favors aristocracy and monarchy as principles of government.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper charges that Duncan, the wealthy Democratic candidate, is planning to buy his way into office.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The editors remind Republicans that a full turnout is necessary for victory.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The paper charges that Judge Kimmell's only military service consisted in surrendering Chambersburg to the rebels.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper urges voters to support Lt. Fletcher, who was a "gallant soldier and imperiled his life to defend the government against traitors and rebels. He bears on his person the mark of a wound received at Fredericksburg and suffered the horrors of a rebel prison pen."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper asserts that John F. Hartranft was one of the first to enlist in the Union army, and he staid in it until the end. The editors declare that "every patriot owes Hartranft a vote."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper denounces Democrats who "filled the country with widows and orphans by inciting the slaveholders to rebel," and who now "desire to fill it with bankrupts and beggars by urging national repudiation."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper endorses Gen. Hartranft who is "reducing the State debt, caused by the leaders of the Democratic Party, at a rate of a quarter million annually."Look Out for Frauds
(Column 06)Summary: The paper charges that Democrats are making efforts to vote illegally. "Watch every suspicious stranger. Protect the polls against the invasion of rebels. Eternal vigilance is the price of your liberties."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The editors declare that one vote for Hartranft and Campbell will be worth two for Grant and Colfax. Momentum built in local elections will carry over into the presidential race.[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper charges that while Capt. Joseph W. Winger, Republican candidate for Auditor, was "fighting for his country," his opponent "gave nothing but sympathy with his country's enemies."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper reminds voters that the Republicans paid off $5,000,000 in state debts during the war.[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper warns "loyal men" not to be taken in by Kimmell and convinced to vote a split ticket. "He is entitled to the vote of every man who believes in his abominable principles, but not to one loyal vote."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper urges citizens to vote for Col. Dixon because when he was "in the field, Hampton and McCausland, with their rebel raiders, pillaged his store in St. Thomas, and destroyed his property."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper declares Col. Dixon "one of the best soldiers in the reserve corps," and "one of the earliest and promptest defenders of the Flag."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper urges votes for Capts. Sheibly and Walker who were both "gallant soldiers of the Union" who "risked their lives in its defence."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper asserts that Capt. Elias K. Lehman, Republican candidate for commissioner, "Served his country faithfully during the late rebellion, while his opponent stayed at home."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The editors charge that while Col. William D. Dixon was in the field fighting, Calvin M. Duncan was at home making money by dealing in substitutes."
(Column 01)Summary: The article reports on recent Republican meetings in Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Col. M'Gowon, J. M. M'Clure, W. U. Brewer, George Zeigler, Lyman S. Clarke, John M'Dowell, P. Hamman, Volney Rogers, A. M'Elwaine, Capt. Eyster, Bonebrake, M'Dowell, George Chambers, M'Clure, Henninger, Col. Black, William M'Lellan, Thad M. Mahon, Judge Charles Lee Armour, Col. George B. Weistling, P. Hamman, Maj. Calhoun, Capt. Norris, Lt. S. W. Hays)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
Franklin county is becoming thoroughly aroused, The political excitement that has prevailed in Vermont and Maine is now being shared by us, and promises us as grand a victory as it did our friends in the East. We had meetings every night during the past week and they were well attended.
Col M'Gowon, J. M. M'Clure, W. U. Brewer, and Geo. Zeigler, Esq, addressed the meeting at Shady Grove, on Tuesday evening, the 19th ult.
Lyman S. Clarke, Esq., and Mr. Jno. M'Dowell addressed a meeting at Greenwood, on the 31st ult. The same evening P. Hamman, Esq., and Volney Rogers addressed a meeting at Monterey.
Messrs. M'Elwaine, Eyster and Bonebrake spoke in Fannettsburg, on the evening of Oct. 1st. On the same evening, Messrs. M'Dowell, Chambers and M'Clure addressed a meeting in Hege's School House.
Messrs. Bonebrake and M'Gowan spoke at Dry Run, on Friday afternoon, and the same evening at Eckenrode's Store, in Amberson's Valley.
Messrs. M'Clure and Henninger spoke in Scotland on Friday evening.
The meeting at New Franklin, on Saturday evening, was addressed by Messrs. Henninger and M'Cauley. The school houses were filled to overflowing, and at all times the best of order prevailed. Men came to listen and the closest attention has been paid to our speeches.
The meeting at Greencastle on Saturday evening last was a grand success. Never before has there seen such a crowd in attendance at a political meeting in that town. Men came from all quarters. Delegations were present from Washington, Montgomery and Quincy townships. There were over five hundred men in the torchlight procession. The Greencastle and Waynesboro bands were in attendance and enlivened the occasion with harmonic airs. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed. Speeches were made by Geo. Chambers, Esq., Col. Black and Capt. Eyster. Antrim is alive, and will give twenty five majority for the County, District and State tickets - Mr. Wm. M'Lellan's figures to the contrary notwithstanding.
Messrs. Thad M. Mahon, J. M. M'Clure and A. M'Elwaine addressed a meeting in Sharpe's school house on the 28th ult.
On Monday evening, the 5th instant, large and enthusiastic meetings were held at Funkstown, Loudon and Green Village. Judge Charles Lee Armour, Col. Geo. B. Weistling and our old friend P. Hamman, Esq., made telling and effective speeches to the largest and most quiet and attentive meeting ever held at Funkstown, composed of the voters of Quincy township, Waynesboro and Fayettesville. By her good order and sobriety Funkstown has redeemed herself from the imputation of rowdyism which so long attached to her in spite of her many good citizens, and on next Tuesday, she will do much to rescue Quincy township from the real odium of Democracy which has disgraced her for years.
The meeting at Loudon was largely attended by Democrats, always a good sign, and was addressed by Major Calhoun, Capt. Norris, Capt. Eyster and Lieut. S. W. Hays. Loudon is awake to her duty, and the telling, candid and eloquent speeches of Major Calhoun and the others staggered the confidence of their Democratic hearers in the integrity of their cause. The Democratic gain claimed in Loudon will have the mark of a minus quantity before it.
Greenvillage, which seldom fails to cover herself with glory, swarmed on Monday night, and turned out the largest crowd ever held in that quaint and ancient village.
"Boys in Blue" paraded, with lamps, to the number of one hundred and twenty-five. The original Buckeye Blacksmith, the fame of whose eloquence comes to us from the days of our fathers, was among them, and spoke over an hour with all the eloquence, fervor and enthusiasm of his youth. He has lost none of his power, and his energy is unabated. He was followed by Stewart, Chambers and Stumbaugh in telling speeches. The Chambersburg Silver Coronet Band was in attendance and pleased everybody as usual. Democrats will one hundred and ten satisfy you from Green?
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports on a recent meeting of Democrats in Franklin. The description includes Democratic representations of being under the "foot of the negro" and a speech from New York City's mayor "full of misrepresentations."
Full Text of Article:"On, Right By File Into Line"
The Democratic-Conservative-Copperhead-Rebel Mass Meeting, on the 30th ult., brought quite a number of people to town. Some came to parade, some to look on and a few to listen to the speeches which might be delivered. The reception of the delegations that came from Greencastle and Hagerstown was a fizzle, as but few marched to the train. The cars were pretty well filled. An enthusiastic "Cop." was so elated that he sent an extra train for stragglers to Greencastle, and brought back twenty-three men and one woman. A goodly number of rebels were present from Hagerstown.
The procession was well strung out through our streets, and contained about seven hundred persons, at the head of which was placed the Hagerstown rebels, carrying a banner representing the white man under the foot of the negro. If this is the case in Maryland few have heard of it. The loyal men of that State are groaning under a burden of taxation and debt imposed upon them by a rebel from Lee's army. It was an insult to the loyal people of Franklin county, to bring such men into a town that was burned by rebels, to cheer for Jeff. Davis, Bob Lee and the Southern Confederacy. Another grand feature was a wagon representing the Freedman's Bureau. Two black niggers and four white ones had a jolly time of it. The niggers seemed to enjoy it and no doubt they did. They were more than equal to their white associates, and it would not take long to prove their superiority to the white man who conceived the idea. The "white trash" who was sawing wood was a very low down individual, and did not add much to the appearance of the team. The Ku Klux Klan - that great Democratic institution of our deluded Southern brethren - was there too, and intimately connected with the Freedman's Bureau - its appropriate place; for its members live off the bounty of a beneficent government by day, and at night in disguises murder Union men.
Mayor Hooffman, of New York City, arrived in the 11 A. M. train. A few of the faithful met him at the depot. He spoke at the Fair Grounds in the afternoon. His speech was full of misrepresenting of facts and figures. He played the part of the demagogue. In regard to the manner of paying the national debt, he said he had his own opinion but did not think there was any necessity for him to express it. He spoke nearly two hours and every body was glad when he had finished. Mr. Stenger followed him in a few brief remarks. Among other things he prophesied that the Democracy would carry Franklin county even if they could not get the Dunker vote. As a good many of these men have bonds and don't desire repudiation nor another war, we do not suppose there is much hope of them voting with the supporters of Mr. Seymour. There was no demonstration in the evening.
(Column 02)Summary: The Repository here lists new members of the "Boys in Blue" club, a group of Union veterans.
Full Text of Article:Removal of a Maniac
Below we give additional names of Soldiers who have enrolled themselves as members of our live Club of Boys in Blue. By comparing this list with that of the White Boys in Blue published in the Spirit just prior to the nomination of Seymour and Blair, our readers will see that we have eight of that number, without counting the changes already published. Can the Captain of the "Whites" explain why "this is thusly," and by using the World and Spirit's patent accommodation arithmetic, show it to be a Democratic gain, and also how it leaves an increased percentage of soldiers in our town in favor of the unterrified, and show that they, in a hundred years from now will have the full Soldiers' vote. We think not muchly, even if they throw in the "culled folks" that helped to make up the car loads to their Greencastle meeting, or the wagon loads at their mass meeting. From the gains in the list below, we think that when Brewer gathered his doves into the ark he accidentally left one of the doors open, and whilst he is gathering the "Stars of the firmament" to light the benighted Democracy on their way, the "Boys in Blue" are gathering good solid votes for Grant, Colfax and the whole ticket. Read the names:
George W Harper, B, 138th Penna Vols.
William Grosseup, H. 29th Penna Cav.
William H Butler, D. 21st Penna Cav.
George Yeager, D, 210th Penna Vols.
Hiram Baker, I, 1st Penna Reserves.
John O Frey, L, 21st Penna Cavalry.
W. H Hockenberry, A, 126th Vols.
Benj Zook, Lieut. G. 126th Penna Vols.
John A Buxton, A, 7th Maryland Vols.
J W Michaels, K, 107th Penna Vols.
H Bigonet Ecky, L. 15th Penna Cavalry.
Adam Dingler, 210th Penna Vols.
Daniel Rapp, K. 107th Penna Vols.
David Houser, L, 21st Penna Cav.
Peter Cummins, Lieut., Easton's Battery.
Solomon Sweney, B, Maryland Home Brigade.
Edward Ferry, C, 15th Penna Cav.
John C Aughinbaugh, C, 2nd Penna Artillery.
Phillip Goice, C, 48th Penna Vols.
Will Davison, A, 126th Penna Vols.
William Hennebarger, D, 11th Penna Cav.
Robert Smith, K, 107th Penna Vols.
James Titlar, C, 18th Regulars.
William Banks, C, 2nd Penna Artillery.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that Frederick Charles Merklein, "the maniac whose incoherent ravings have for so many years been heard at the corner of Front and German streets," was taken to the asylum in Harrisburg. He had once been a successful newspaper editor, but gradually showed signs of insanity before completely collapsing. The widow of George Henry Merklein had cared for him for some time.Torchlight Procession
(Names in announcement: Frederick Charles Merklein, George Henry Merklein)
(Column 02)Summary: A committee of arrangement has been named for the torchlight procession planned for October 8th. The Boys in Blue, the Grant and Colfax club, and the Republican Invincibles will all participate.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John A. Seiders, Luther B. Kurtz, William Tolbert, Harry Strickler, Jacob Fosnot, John Brough, Wallace Michael, George L. Balsley)
(Column 02)Summary: This table contains the vote counts for Franklin county for 1866-1867.
Full Text of Article:[No Title]
We republish herewith the official vote of Franklin county in 1866-7, which will be useful for reference:Governor, '66 --- S Judge, '67 --- Majorti's, '67 --- Geary Clymer Williams Sharswood Republican Democrat Antrim........ 545 521 495 502 --- 7 Chamb'g N W... 379 216 367 235 132 --- Chamb'g S W... 297 275 268 276 --- 8 Concord....... 29 105 30 196 --- 76 Dry Run....... 121 99 119 106 13 --- Fayetteville.. 284 224 250 202 48 --- Greenvillage.. 215 112 174 120 54 --- Guilford...... 207 224 188 193 --- 5 Hamilton...... 128 173 106 184 --- 78 Letterkenny... 165 249 153 207 --- 54 Lurgan........ 112 147 88 148 --- 60 Loudon........ 93 113 80 107 --- 27 Metal......... 166 98 127 85 42 --- Montgomery.... 249 181 213 193 20 --- Orrstown...... 80 149 65 147 --- 82 Peters........ 175 52 134 56 78 --- Quincy........ 247 305 225 292 --- 67 Southampton... 69 82 45 67 --- 22 Sulphur Spring 34 41 33 39 --- 6 St. Thomas.... 167 227 148 210 --- 62 Washington.... 351 259 316 302 14 --- Warren........ 61 56 51 50 1 --- Welsh Run..... 135 178 98 135 --- 37 ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ 4299 4106 3773 3962 402 591
(Column 02)Summary: A soldier from Perry County writes the Repository praising a speech by Capt. William H. Sheibly and endorsing his election along with Capt. Walker.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. William H. Sheibly, Capt. Walker)
(Column 03)Summary: John Brinley of Spring Run and Miss Agness N. Stitt, daughter of John Stitt, of Dry Run, were married on September 29th by the Rev. William A. West.Married
(Names in announcement: John Brinley, Agness N. Stitt, John Stitt, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 03)Summary: Daniel Wolff and Miss Sue A. Shearer, daughter of William Shearer, all of Spring Run, were married on September 29th by the Rev. William A. West.Married
(Names in announcement: Daniel Wolff, Sue A. Shearer, William Shearer, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 03)Summary: David A. Hackadorn and Emma H. Wilson of Dry Run were married on September 30th by the Rev. William A. West.Married
(Names in announcement: David A. Hackadorn, Emma H. Wilson, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 03)Summary: J. W. Craig of Indiana County and Miss Mary C. Shuman of St. Thomas were married on October 1st at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. J. Keller Miller.Died
(Names in announcement: J. W. Craig, Mary C. Shuman, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
(Column 03)Summary: Nicholas Uglow died on September 29th. He was 80 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Nicholas Uglow)
(Column 03)Summary: Minnie Amelia Whitmer, daughter of Daniel K. and Annie E. Whitmer, died on September 21st near Welsh Run. She was 1 year old.
(Names in announcement: Minnie Amelia Whitmer, Daniel K. Whitmer, Annie E. Whitmer)