Franklin Repository: February 03, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The New Amendment
(Column 01)Summary: This article announces the passage of the introduction of the Fifteenth Amendment by the House of Representatives. The paper argues that individual states should have amended their own constitutions for this matter, but accepts that it is a beneficial resolution overall.
Full Text of Article:Pro. Stephen Alexander's Lecture
The House of Representatives, on Saturday last, passed the joint resolution reported from Committee on the Judiciary, by Mr. Boutwell, submitting to the State Legislatures an amendment to the Constitution providing for universal suffrage.
The following is the resolution:
By it resolved, etc., Two-thirds of both Houses concuring, that the following article be proposed to the Legislature of the several States, as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which when ratified by three-fourths of said Legislatures, shall be held as part of said Constitution namely.
ARTICLE. - Section 1. The right of any citizen of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of race, color or previous condition of slavery of any citizen or class of citizens of the United States.
SECT. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce by appropriate legislation the provisions of this article.
All the Republicans voted for its passage except Bingham of Ohio, Baker of Illinois, and Halsey of West Virginia.
Congress, or rather the Republicans of the House, have at length taken the step, if true to the principles they have always advocated, they dared no longer refuse. We certainly are in favor of universal suffrage, and believe there never was a time when it was rightfully withheld. We believe further, that the great mass of the people who fought the war to overthrow the rebellion, and exterminate slavery, are unwilling to make the slaves free and yet withhold from them that which protects them in their freedom.
As a question of policy, if policy has a place in upright and conscientious statesmanship, this measure may be wrong. Weak and timid Republicans may be driven off. It would be surprising if some were not. But the measure finds its justification on a far higher ground than that of policy. It proclaims the rights of man, no matter what be his race, and it will triumph, so sure as Truth and Right are ordained by God to triumph over Error and Wrong.
If the Senate adopt the resolution, and we have no doubt it will, it will then be submitted to the Legislatures of the States for approval. If approved by three-fourths of them it becomes a part of the Constitution. Whether this can be done is only for the future to tell, but this is certain, that though it be defeated now it will eventually triumph, and triumph through the instrumentality of those who withheld suffrage, and not of those who were unjustly deprived of it.
We would rather have seen each State, which denies any of its citizens the right of suffrage, amend its Constitution so as to grant the right, and believe it would have been prudent for the Republican party to do so. But this does not effect the principle in the least, and if such an amendment to the Constitution can be carried, the result is the same.
(Column 01)Summary: Prof. Stephen Alexander, Professor of Astronomy at Princeton, spoke in Chambersburg on Friday. His topic was "The Telescope and its Revelations." He discussed the planets and the fixed stars. William M'Lellan, W. S. Fletcher, and John Stewart received credit for bringing him to town.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Prof. Stephen Alexander, William M'Lellan, W. S. Fletcher, John Stewart)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper applauds the decision of the Senate Republican caucus not to confirm any more of Andrew Johnson's appointments, except to fill existing vacancies.The Farm Journal
(Column 03)Summary: "A Subscriber" writes to call attention to the first issue of "Deitz's Experimental Farm Journal," published by George A. Deitz of Franklin County. The correspondent attests to the value it will have for local farmers.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: George A. Deitz)
(Column 03)Summary: The paper prints Judge King's charge to the jury in the trial of George Benner for the murder of John D. Lechrone. He explains the concept of "malice" in deciding between first and second-degree murder. He also discusses manslaughter, the requirements for acquittal on the basis of self-defense, and provides a summary of the facts of the case.
(Names in announcement: Judge King, John D. Lechrone, George Benner)
The United Brethren Conference
(Column 01)Summary: The Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Brethren in Christ was held in Chambersburg January 21st and 25th. About 60 itinerant and local ministers participated. "Encouraging" reports were given from the various districts. The organization collected $4,251.30 for missionary purposes, and $1,500 at the conference itself. The Sabbath School reported increases in money raised and number of teachers. The Benevolent Fund was restocked to aid the poor and support the families of deceased itinerant preachers. Preaching licenses were granted to W. T. Beamer, B. G. Huber, John Shafer, and L. A. Wickey. John X. Quigley was admitted to elder orders. The visiting committee to Cottage Hill Female College gave a flattering report of the institution overseen by Prof. D. Eberly. Resolutions of thanks were extended to the citizens of Chambersburg for hospitality and to the Cumberland Valley Railroad for return tickets. A number of conference participants preached in local churches. The following appointments were made by the stationing committee: Z. A. Colestock and J. G. Schaff, Chambersburg; J. P. Bishop, Mechanicsburg; J. Dickson, Newville; A. Tripner, Rocky Spring; J. M. Bishop, Orrstown; J. T. Shafer, Shippensburg; J. X. Quigley, Greencastle; J. Fohl, Alto Dale; J. P. Anthony, Path Valley; S. A. Mower, Mercersburg; W. Humberger, Plainfield; W. J. Beamer, M'Connellsburg.Missionary Anniversary
(Names in announcement: W. T. Beamer, B. G. Huber, John Shafer, L. A. Wickey, John X. Quigley, Prof. D. Eberly, Z. A. Colestock, J. G. Schaff, J. P. Bishop, J. Dickson, A. Tripner, J. M. Bishop, J. T. Shafer, J. X. Quigley, J. Fohl, J. P. Anthony, S. A. Mower, N. Altman, W. Humberger, W. J. Beamer)
(Column 01)Summary: The Sunday School Missionary Society of the M. E. Church held anniversary celebrations last week. The school choir sang, and local ministers addressed the crowd and led them in prayer. The students presented $258.60 in collections, making $630.84 for the year. The school is in a prosperous condition with 450 students and 31 teachers. The paper praises the musical department led by Mr. Noftsker.Court--Second Week
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dyson, Rev. Hays, Rev. Dashiel, Mr. Noftsker)
(Column 01)Summary: This Court Week article summarizes all court cases for the preceding week, including sides and verdicts.
(Names in announcement: Judge King, Prichett, Baugh, Jacob B. Cook, Sharpe, Kennedy, Stewart, Kimmell, Stumbaugh, Gehr, Hiram U. Snider, Samuel Dysert, Cessna, Stenger, George S. Crist, William Crist, Abraham Keeffer, Brewer, Clarke, John Foglesonger, C. Long, John Stayman, John E. Maclay, English, Dixon, Daniel Baker, M'Gowan, DeGolly, John Wolff, Christian Crider, John GillanJr., Judge Rowe)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
SECOND WEEK - Judge King presiding. Associates Ferguson and Armstrong present.
Prichett, Baugh & Co. vs. , Jacob B. Cook. Feigned Issue. Sharpe, Kennedy & Stewart for plff; Kimmell, Stumbaugh & Gehr for def't. Verdict for def't.
Hiram U. Snider vs. Samuel Dysert. Summons case. Sharpe and Kimmell for plff; Cessna and Stenger for def't. Jury find for the plaintiff $130.
George S. Crist, Ex'r of Wm. Crist, dec'd., vs. Abraham Keeffer. - Summons in def't. Brewer for pl'ff; Clarke and Stenger for def't; Verdict for defendent.
John Foglesonger, now for the use of C. Long, vs. John Stayman, with notice to Jno. E. Maclay. Scire facias. Kennedy & Stewart for plf't; Kimmell for def't. Non suit taken.
English & Dixon vs. Daniel Baker - Summons case. M'Gowan, Kimmell and DeGolley for pl'ff; Brewer for def't. Jury found for defendant.
Christian Crider vs. John Gillian, Jr. - Appeal. Sharpe for pl'ff; Orr for def't. Jury find for def't.
Third week of Court. Court was called on Monday morning, the 1st inst., at 10 30 A. M., his Honor Judge Rowe presiding. No cases were disposed of when we went to press.
(Column 01)Summary: A meeting of the monumental association will be held at Eyster's store on Friday.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Thespian Society of Scotland will perform in that town on Friday.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The paper calls attention to the book store of E. W. Curriden in Repository Hall. It has all you could want in the way of books, pictures, and stationary.Gough's Great Lecture to be Repeated
(Names in announcement: E. W. Curriden)
(Column 02)Summary: The Ladies' Mite Society of the Methodist Church is sponsoring a repeat performance by Prof. Wilson who will recite Gough's lecture on "Man and his Masters."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Prof. Wilson)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Susan Everett, M. D., gave the final lecture in her series on Friday. They were well attended, and won great praise among the ladies of Chambersburg. "As gentlemen were excluded, they know nothing about them save as they now and then heard conversations concerning their merits among the ladies, who always spoke of Mrs. Everett in the kindest terms and regarded her advice as capable of affecting much good. She is a high-toned lady, and by her experience and education is well qualified to instruct those who patronize her."[No Title]
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(Column 02)Summary: The members of the Young Men's Christian Association elected officers for the coming year. The group has 75 members, is in a "flourishing condition," and deserves the support of local Christians.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J. C. Austin, George A. Wood, C. B. Ludwig, Thomas E. Paxton, H. Forest)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper praises Miss R. H. Schively, principal of the Franklin Seminary.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Miss R. H. Schively)
(Column 02)Summary: Rev. Irving Magee, a popular minister in the Lutheran Church, left Chambersburg for a new position in Ohio. The paper wishes him well.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Irving Magee)
(Column 03)Summary: Charles W. Shank and Miss Anna J. Shadrack, both of Montgomery, were married in Greencastle on January 28th by Justice John Kauffman.Married
(Names in announcement: Charles W. Shank, Anna J. Shadrack, John Kauffman)
(Column 03)Summary: Andrew Jackson and Miss Margaret Wilson, both of Maryland, were married in Greencastle on January 30th by Justice John Kauffman.Married
(Names in announcement: Andrew Jackson, Margaret Wilson, John Kauffman)
(Column 03)Summary: John Eberly and Miss Laura J. Wallace, both of Shippensburg, were married in the parsonage in Chambersburg on July 6th by the Rev. John Hunter.Married
(Names in announcement: John Eberly, Laura J. Wallace, Rev. John Hunter)
(Column 03)Summary: Albert H. Kohler and Miss E. J. M'Kean were married in Fayetteville on December 3rd by the Rev. John Hunter.Married
(Names in announcement: Albert H. Kohler, E. J. M'Kean, Rev. John Hunter)
(Column 03)Summary: Christian D. Myers and Miss Leah Winger, both of Welsh Run, were married on January 5th by the Rev. H. C. Lesher.Married
(Names in announcement: Christian D. Myers, Leah Winger, Rev. H. C. Lesher)
(Column 03)Summary: John W. Piles and Miss Eliza E. Brandt, daughter of Daniel Brandt, all of Dry Run, were married on January 26th by the Rev. W. A. West.Died
(Names in announcement: John W. Piles, Eliza E. Brandt, Daniel Brandt)
(Column 03)Summary: Mary E. Gruber, infant daughter of Adam and Sarah E. Gruber, died in Chambersburg on December 31st. She was 1 year, 11 months old.
(Names in announcement: Mary E. Gruber, Adam Gruber, Sarah E. Gruber)