Franklin Repository: November 25, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Miss Wilson's Gift--Female Education
(Column 01)Summary: The paper gives its full support for the efforts of Miss Wilson to further the cause of female education. The editor lists many reasons why educating young women is not only right but necessary.
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The giving of thirty thousand dollars by Miss Wilson, of this county, to the Carlisle Presbytery, in aid of the establishment at Chambersburg of a college for the education of females, is a matter that deserves public mention. It is certainly the greatest act of munificence within the recollection of the present generation hereabouts, and it may be doubted whether it has ever been equalled in this community. It will cause Miss Wilson's name to be remembered in future years not only as a public benefactor, but as one who had the wisdom to furnish substantial aid in a branch of educational effort heretofore too much overlooked. This benefaction with minor sums already subscribed and the aid that the several churches are expected to furnish, ensures the establishment of a school at this point, which for size and advantages in a few years will have scarcely a rival. The management thus far has for the most part devolved upon the Rev. Dr. Edwards, of Hagerstown, and we but express the sentiment of a large majority of the public when we say that this profound scholar and Christian gentleman should be pressed to assume the permanent control of the institution.
The superior education of females has been too much neglected in the past, and in large part committed to incompetent persons of the same sex, or to unsuccessful clergyman. The teachers in the Wilson Female College, for such we believe is to be its name, should be elected on account of their merit and attainments solely, and not because they are needy or have failed in some other employment. It were a pity that there should be any delay in this institution assuming the high rank which it must ultimately fill, through any mistaken charity in its outstart.
We think we see evidences that the public mind is undergoing a change upon the subject of female education. We do not mean that the vagaries of those who would unsex the female by introducing her into the excitement of the exchange or the turmoil of politics are gaining adherents, but that there is an increasing disposition to better qualify her for the discharge of her appropriate duties. It has been too commonly supposed that educational advantages of a high order are due to the male sex only, so that they may become qualified to discharge the duties of some profession or employment in life for whlch they are intended; whereas the real object of education is to qualify one for everything and enable him to excel in anything. So soon as men divest themselves of the idea of a necessary connection between education and future employment, just so soon will they be ready to admit that education is a good thing for the more retired and less conspicuous female.
When moral defects do not intervene to defeat the illustration, it will be found that those persons who have been liberally educated, that is educated beyond the popularly supposed requirements of their adopted callings, have been the most respected and successful in business, whether farmers, artisans, tradesmen, or professional men. Education then has an elevating, strengthening effect upon our mental and moral natures. It ennobles men and women, not indeed to titular rank and dignity, but gives them other and better conceptions of their duty to one another and themselves. It is the foundation of all that is happy in the family and great in the state. If he whose wisdom and eloquence achieved for every child the opportunity of acquiring a rudimentary education, made his name deathless, what measure of fame shall not be his who shall devise a plan by which all, the children of the poor as well as the children of the rich, the daughters as well as the sons, shall have the opportunity afforded them to master all human learning, and to drink unchallenged at some perennial fountain of knowledge!
All effort on the part of the sterner sex to promote the cause of female education must exert a reflex influence for good, commensurate with its character and thoroughness. Woman is too closely interwoven with every human relation not to make herself felt at all times, and everywhere. As mother, daughter, sister, wife, she is potential. At every step from infancy to old age she is with us and about us. From association with her we derive much of our tastes, our inclinations and our habits. All inperceptibly to herself and ourselves, she shapes our thoughts and moulds our character. It is therefore the part of true wisdom to see that the education of females shall no longer be merely superficial and ornamental, but substantial and thorough. In thus seeking to elevate women we but promote our own happiness, and advance the interests of the human race.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper applauds the government's aggressive Indian policy. "The Indians must become peaceful or become a sacrifice to the inexorable law of progress," the editors maintain. No effort on the Indians' part can stop the railroads, and settlers must be protected, no matter what idealistic Indian sympathizers might think. "If they could be wholly annihilated, down to the last papoose, and the last filthy vermin-nurturing squaw, it would make excellent food for romantic, crack-brained poets who sing their praises a thousand miles away from the dangerous swoop of the scalping knives, and save thousands of useful and adventurous lives in the future."Operations of the Ku Klux Klan
(Column 06)Summary: The paper prints a report of recent Klan violence, and an accompanying complaint from General Thomas that public opinion turns a blind eye to it.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper urges citizens to attend the concert held by the Monumental Association on Thanksgiving Day. The exhibition will feature the best musical talent of Chambersburg and will benefit a good cause.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: S. S. Shyrock sold his large bookstore in Repository Hall to E. W. Curriden. Shyrock's has been known for a long time as one of the best bookstores in the state outside of Philadelphia, and Curriden promises to uphold that reputation.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: S. S. Shyrock, E. W. Curriden)
(Column 01)Summary: Chambersburg's militia company will be known as the Housum Zouaves by request of C. M. Duncan, who received the highest number of votes at the fair. The name honors Col. P. B. Housum "the gallant soldier" who "layed down his life in defense of the Old Flag during the rebellion...It is a fitting and honorable tribute of respect to the memory of the gallant son of Chambersburg, and will we think give universal satisfaction." The company has been invited to Greencastle for Thanksgiving and is rapidly adding members.I. O. G. T.
(Names in announcement: C. M. Duncan, Col. P. B. Housum)
(Column 01)Summary: A. B. Shively installed officers for Gilmore Lodge No. 358, I. O. G. T. of Fayetteville.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. B. Shiveley, D. R. Greenawalt, Sadie J. Black, R. F. M'Elroy, J. C. Brown, Nan White, John Lego, James Disert, Laura Boggs, Helen Shiveley, Beckie Black, Lib Black, L. J. Wolf)
(Column 01)Summary: Maj. D. H. Brotherton of Waynesboro left Franklin for Fort Hays, Kansas. Brotherton is an 1854 graduate of West Point, and has been "one of the most faithful soldiers in the service" ever since. He has been actively campaigning for ten years, and will likely take part in Sheridan's upcoming campaigns against the Indians.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Maj. D. H. Brotherton)
(Column 02)Summary: Lt. J. W. Fletcher took over as sheriff from the departing ex-sheriff Doebler. Fletcher gave a lavish dinner and appointed ex-sheriff Brown his deputy.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Lt. J. W. Fletcher, Doebler, Brown)
(Column 02)Summary: The members of M'Murray Lodge, No. 119, I. O. G. T., will celebrate their third anniversary on Friday. Music and addresses will entertain the public.Lecture
(Names in announcement: S. B. Chase)
(Column 02)Summary: The Rev. James F. Kennedy will deliver a lecture on "Blindness" at Union Hall in Fayetteville on November 26th. The proceeds will benefit Fayetteville's U.S. School. Admittance is 20 cents.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. James F. Kennedy)
(Column 02)Summary: The flag that C. M. Duncan purchased for the Housum Zouaves is on exhibit at the jewelry store of Ed Aughinbaugh. A formal presentation will be made to the company at the Court House before they leave on their Thanksgiving Day visit to Greencastle.Low Rates
(Names in announcement: C. M. Duncan, Ed Aughinbaugh)
(Column 02)Summary: The Western Union Telegraph Company reduced their rates from Chambersburg to Hagerstown, Greencastle, Gettysburg, and Shippensburg to 25 cents, and to Newville, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and Harrisburg to 30 cents for 10 words.Thanksgiving Sermon
(Column 02)Summary: Rev. S. Barnes of the Methodist Church will deliver a Thanksgiving day sermon before a meeting of the German Reformed Church in Chambersburg.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. Barnes)
(Column 02)Summary: The Adams Express Company shipped 13,000 lbs of eggs and poultry from Chambersburg on November 16th and 17th. Another 8,000 lbs of poultry was left in charge of the company on Monday.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Six thousand pounds of Early Rose potatoes worth $60,000 and purchased by George A. Deitz in New York and New Jersey arrived in Chambersburg on November 17th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: George A. Deitz)
(Column 02)Summary: A musical association named Kennedy's Glee Club has been organized in Greencastle.Married
(Column 03)Summary: S. F. Hummelaine and Miss S. F. Wyant, both of Franklin, were married in Chambersburg on September 16th by the Rev. S. A. Mowers.Married
(Names in announcement: S. F. Hummelaine, S. F. Wyant, Rev. S. A. Mowers)
(Column 03)Summary: Joseph W. Michaels and Miss Anna M. Zarger, both of Chambersburg, were married on November 19th by the Rev. F. Dyson.Married
(Names in announcement: Joseph W. Michaels, Anna M. Zarger, Rev. F. Dyson)
(Column 03)Summary: Michael W. Dosh of Guilford and Miss Margaret Lehman of Hamilton were married at the residence of Rev. J. Keller Miller on November 19th.Married
(Names in announcement: Michael W. Dosh, Margaret Lehman, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
(Column 03)Summary: J. H. Raffensperger and Miss Mary C. Richerson were married on November 19th by the Rev. J. Keller Miller.Died
(Names in announcement: J. H. Raffensperger, Mary C. Richerson, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
(Column 03)Summary: John Spoonhour died in Green township on October 28th. He was 84 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Spoonhour)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Rosanna Spoonhour, wife of John Spoonhour, died on October 28th. She was 74 years old.Died
(Column 03)Summary: Henry Bushey died in Montgomery on October 28th. He was 74 years old.
(Names in announcement: Henry Bushey)