Franklin Repository: January 27, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Trial of George Benner
(Column 05)Summary: The paper prints a transcript of the trial of George Benner for the murder of John D. Lechrone on September 19th. The article takes up most of the first two pages of the paper. Judge King, Judge Armstrong, and Judge Ferguson presided. W. S. Stenger, F. M. Kimmell, and George W. Welsh argued for the prosecution; John Cessna, J. McDowell Sharpe, Kennedy, and Stewart for the defense. The transcript covers the examination and cross-examination of witnesses.
(Names in announcement: George Benner, John D. Lechrone, Judge King, Judge Armstrong, Judge Ferguson, W. S. Stenger, F. M. Kimmell, George W. Welsh, John Cessna, J. McDowell Sharpe, Kennedy, Stewart)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper records cases and verdicts of the County Court, which mostly consist of assault cases and other offenses.
(Names in announcement: George Benner, Otis Nicodemus, Louisa Wayman, Caroline Johnson, George Geotman, Rachel Goetman, Louisa Wayman, Robert Harman, Mary V. Harman, Isaac Gates, William M'Kane, Maria Verner, John Fulton, T. E. Paxton, George S. Crist, William Crist, Abraham Keefer)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
Com. vs. George Benner.--Murder, on oath of Otis Nicodemus, et. al. A true bill. Verdict not guilty.
Com. vs. Louisa Cayman.--Assault and Battery, on oath of Caroline Johnson. A true bill. Verdict guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine $1 and costs.
Com. vs. Geo. Geotman.--Assault and Battery, on oath of Rachel Goetman. A true bill. Verdict guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of 1 cent and costs, and to give security in the sum of $100 to keep the peace toward all good citizens, and especially Rachel Goetman.
Com. vs. Louisa Cayman--Disturbing Religious Meeting, on oath of William Grant. A true bill. Verdict not guilty, and that the prosecutor pay one-half the costs and defendant the other half.
Com. vs. Robert Harman--Desertion of his wife, on oath of Mary V. Harman. Verdict guilty, and sentenced to pay the costs and to pay said Mary V. Harman, his wife, $4 per month, and to be in custody of the Sheriff until this sentence is complied with.
Com. vs. Isaac Gates, alias Webster--Surety of the Peace, on oath of Fred'k Myers. Case heard and each party sentenced to pay half the costs.
Com. vs. William M'Kane--Assault and Battery, on oath of Maria Verner. A true bill. Verdict not guilty.
Com. vs John Fulton--Larceny, on oath of T. E. Paxton. A true bill. Plead guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of one cent and to be impsisoned in county jail one month.
In same fifteen cases nol. pros. were entered, and a great many continued till April.
George S. Crist, Ex'r of William Crist, dec'd, vs Abraham Keefer. Summons in debt. Jury find for defendant.
(Column 01)Summary: Mrs. Susan Everett, M. D., a graduate of the Women's Medical College of Philadelphia, is giving a series of lectures to the ladies of Chambersburg in the lecture room of the Lutheran Church. Her lectures are very popular, and the ladies of the town are making arrangements for everyone to have the opportunity to hear them.How Our Laws Are Not Observed
(Column 02)Summary: "Justice" complains that many laws, especially game laws, are not enforced or obeyed. He specifically points out prohibitions against fishing in the Conococheague with nets. He hopes that the law may be enforced and some examples made. At present, they seem only to "benefit a certain class who are too poor to pay a fine, and so mean that the jail has no terrors for them."Medical Society
(Column 02)Summary: The physicians of Franklin County met to organize a medical society and elect officers. "The object of the association is to promote the cause of medical science, diffuse knowledge, and establish friendly social relations among its members."Pick-Pocket
(Names in announcement: Dr. A. H. Senseny, Dr. J. K. Davidson, Dr. A. H. Strickler, Dr. S. G. Lane, Dr. W. H. Boyle, Dr. J. C. Richards, Dr. J. L. Suesserott, Dr. B. F. Frantz, Dr. William Hunter)
(Column 02)Summary: William Brown, a "mysterious character," made an appearance in Chambersburg and stole $180 from the pocket of a gentleman near Fayetteville. He is also wanted in Hagerstown for stealing a watch.Attention Farmers
(Names in announcement: William Brown)
(Column 02)Summary: "Many Farmers" call for a meeting of the farmers of Franklin County to discuss the possibility of petitioning the legislature for a new road law.Claims for Damages
(Column 02)Summary: A meeting of war-damage claimants will be held on February 19th to discuss further prosecution of their claims.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: John D. DeGolley has opened a law office in Greencastle.Missionary Anniversary
(Names in announcement: John D. DeGolley)
(Column 03)Summary: Rev. R. L. Dashiell, president of Dickinson College, will preach in the Methodist Church and also address the Sunday School on the subject of missions in honor of its anniversary.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: Capt. John H. Walker, member of the House of Representatives from Franklin, is on the committee to compare bills, and is a member of the committees on election districts, vice and immorality, and pensions and gratuities.Lecture in Greenvillage
(Names in announcement: Capt. John H. Walker)
(Column 03)Summary: The Rev. Irving Magee will deliver a lecture in Greenvillage on January 28th. His topic is "The Record We Write."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Irving Magee)
(Column 03)Summary: Daniel O. Gehr of Chambersburg was elected vice president of the State Agricultural Society.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Daniel O. Gehr)
(Column 03)Summary: More than 500 guests registered at the National Hotel last week.Married
(Column 03)Summary: F. A. Henninger and Miss Virginia Palmer, both of Chambersburg, were married on January 24th by the Rev. Irving Magee.Married
(Names in announcement: F. A. Henninger, Virginia Palmer, Rev. Irving Magee)
(Column 03)Summary: Samuel J. Strite and Miss Belle Ruthrauff, both of Greencastle, were married in Hagerstown on January 18th by the Rev. T. T. Titus.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel J. Strite, Belle Ruthrauff, Rev. T. T. Titus)
(Column 03)Summary: John Cell, Sr., and Mrs. Catharine Brown, both of St. Thomas, were married near St. Thomas on January 12th by the Rev. S. A. Mowers.Married
(Names in announcement: John CellSr., Catharine Brown, Rev. S. A. Mowers)
(Column 03)Summary: George W. Crider and Miss Adaline Gipe, both of Franklin, were married on January 1st by the Rev. S. Bigham.Married
(Names in announcement: George W. Crider, Adaline Gipe, Rev. S. Bigham)
(Column 03)Summary: Henry B. Snyder and Sarah Dougherty, both of Franklin, were married on January 19th by the Rev. B. S. Schneck.Died
(Names in announcement: Henry B. Snyder, Sarah Dougherty, Rev. B. S. Schneck)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Elizabeth Overholtzer, wife of Christian Overholtzer, Jr., died suddenly at her home near Greenvillage on January 20th. She was 35 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Overholtzer, Christian OverholtzerJr.)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Sarah Lemaster, wife of Philip Lemaster, died in Chambersburg on January 4th. She was 70 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Sarah Lemaster, Philip Lemaster)
(Column 03)Summary: Theodore C. Henderson died on January 6th after suffering a brief illness. He was 13 years old.
(Names in announcement: Theodore C. Henderson)