Franklin Repository: February 10, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Meeting of Damage Claimants
(Column 01)Summary: This article announces a meeting regarding reparations for damages incurred along the borders of the state during the War. The paper strongly endorses such repayments.
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The announcement, two weeks ago, of a meeting of the citizens of Franklin county, to be held on Thursday the 19th day of February, to consult on the question of Border Damages, should have been Thursday, the 18th.
We hope that the meeting will be largely attended, and a full and free interchange of the views of those who are interested will be had. If we ever hope to receive compensation for our losses, in the war, we must not forget that every day we remain inactive makes our chances more doubtful. It would have been easier to secure a proper recognition of our right to compensation from the Legislature, immediately after the close of the war, other things being equal, than to-day. It is easier now than it will be a year hence, and five years hence it would be well nigh impossible to secure anything. But individual effort is of no avail in this matter. There must be a concentration, of all the forces that exist, upon one point, and a harmony of action to secure it. If it be deemed advisable to ask the Legislature, at its present Session, to make compensation for our losses, let it be done with a hearty concurrence of all our citizens, both in town and country. Our only hope is with the State. The sooner we understand that we can expect nothing from the General Government the sooner, and with the better reason for success, will we seek to effect our purpose with the Legislature.
If the State make an appropriation, there can be but little doubt that the amount thus given will be refunded by the General Government; but not so if a community of individuals go to Congress to ask for aid.
The reason is obvious. The latter have no representation there, and can bring but little influence to bear on the question. But if the Commonwealth once assumes this obligation, the whole State is interested in recovering it from Congress. Every member of Congress in the State, together with our Senators, and the whole population, will work together to secure compensation. This, it seems to us, is the strong and vital point of our case. The State will loose nothing by being just, and making compensation, for the General Government will assuredly refund the amount paid.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper chastises Congress for not providing financial assistance to Mary Todd Lincoln. "The petition is plainly based on the fact that she is his widow, that she is in want, that his services to the people of the United States can never be repaid, and that a decent regard for him who gave his noble life to his country will show itself in making ample provision for his widow, who has been deprived of his maintenance and support by the blow of an assassin."[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints statements of opposition in the Democratic press to the nomination of Asa Packer as Democratic candidate for governor. M'Lellan, Sharpe, and Brewer from Franklin County have been advocating it.
(Names in announcement: Asa Packer, M'Lellan, Sharpe, Brewer)
Franklin County Horticultural Society
(Column 01)Summary: The Franklin County Horticultural Society held its regular meeting at the store of the Ryder Association. The group discussed the "squash bug" and remedies for infestation. They also discussed making incisions in fruit trees.Fashionable Religion
(Column 01)Summary: "Fanny Fern" observes that many Catholics visit church on weekdays, and encourages Protestants to make more of an effort to do the same. She advocates opening church buildings for free prayer during the week.A Raid
(Column 01)Summary: The members of Chambersburg's M. E. Church paid a visit to their pastor, the Rev. S. Barnes, and presented him with food and gifts for the parsonage. Barnes and several other ministers addressed the congregation, and all spent the afternoon socializing and hearing musical performances.Third Week of Court
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. Barnes, Rev. W. M'Keehan, Rev. W. W. Paxton)
(Column 01)Summary: The weekly court proceedings summary includes the verdicts and names involved in each case.
(Names in announcement: Nicholas Bonebrake, Lewis Hollinger, John Hollinger, John S. Oller, Sharpe, J. W. Douglas, Kimmell, Adams, John A. Grove, John R. Turner, Kennedy, M'Lellan, P. A. Ahl, Jeremiah Monn, Stewart, John M. Barr, Christiana M. Barr, David Greenawalt, John Daley, James Shanabrook, Abraham Eshelman, Jacob F. Shaffer, Samuel G. Hollinger, Cook, Emma C. Embick, John Embick, Henry Myers)Full Text of Article:Chicken Thieves
The following cases were disposed of during the third week of Court, his Honor Judge Rowe presiding:
Nicholas Bonebrake, Guardian of Lewis Hollinger, minor son of John Hollinger, dec'd, vs. John S Oller, adm'r of John Hollinger, dec'd. Feigned issue. Jury find for plff. Sharpe, Jo and J. W. Douglas for plff.; Kimmell, Adams and Bonebrake for def't.
John A. Grove vs. The Bank of Chambersburg, owner, and John R. Turner, contractor. Jury find for plff. $385. Kennedy and Sharpe for plff; M'Lellun & Kimmell and Stewart for deft.
P. A. Ahl & Bro. vs. Jeremiah Monn. - Summons in assumpsit. Jury find for the plff. $250, Stenger and Stewart for plffs.; Sharpe and Kimmell for deft.
John M. Barr and Christiana M. Barr, his wife, in right of said Christiana, vs. David Greenawalt. Summons in debt. Jury find for deft. Kimmell for plff; M'Gowan for deft.
John Daley vs. James Shanabrook, Executor of Abraham Eshelman, dec'd, Jacob F. Shaffer and Samuel G. Hollinger. Summons in debt. Jury find for deft. Eshelman, Executor, and against Jacob F. Shaffer for $48, with interest from 28th February, 1866. Cook for plff.; Adams for deft.
Emma C. Embick, by her next friend, John Embick, vs. Henry Myers. Capias in case. Jury find for plff. $131. Sharpe and Kimmell for plff.; Cook and M'Gowan for deft.
The Court adjourned on Saturday evening.
(Column 01)Summary: Sam Norris, Frank Cain, and Jim Jackson, all inhabitants of Wolfstown, were arrested for stealing chickens and placed in Fort Fletcher.Literary Entertainment
(Names in announcement: Sam Norris, Frank Cain, Jim Jackson)
(Column 02)Summary: Prof. Corwin V. Wilson will recite a number of literary works on Thursday at the M. E. Church. Selections will include "The Bells," by Edgar A. Poe; "Sheridan's Ride," by T. Buchanan Reed; "Man and His Masters," by John B. Gough; and "Crabbed People," by T. DeWitt Talmage. Admission is 25 cents, and proceeds will go toward re-modeling the church.Arrested
(Names in announcement: Prof. Corwin V. Wilson)
(Column 02)Summary: Andrew Dalrymple, the postmaster who absconded from Brown's Mill, was arrested in Chicago.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Andrew Dalrymple)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that tickets for John B. Gough's lecture on March 18th are selling rapidly.Fire
(Column 02)Summary: A shanty on Second Street occupied by an African American family caught fire. Town firemen quickly put out the blaze.The American Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia
(Column 02)Summary: The paper praises the company and the benefits of life insurance. Citizens are directed to William G. Reed, local agent.Married
(Names in announcement: William G. Reed)
(Column 03)Summary: William N. Witherspoon of Franklin County and Miss Rebecca M. Culbertson of Adams County were married on January 26th by the Rev. Patterson.Married
(Names in announcement: William N. Witherspoon, Rebecca M. Culbertson, Rev. Patterson)
(Column 03)Summary: Jacob Baker and Louisa Reifsnider, both of Franklin County, were married at the Montgomery House on February 9th by the Rev. James M. Bishop.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob Baker, Louisa Reifsnider, Rev. James M. Bishop)
(Column 03)Summary: Philip James Piles and Miss Sarah Jane Burk, both of Dry Run, were married on February 3rd by Rev. William A. West.Died
(Names in announcement: Philip James Piles, Sarah Jane Burk, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 03)Summary: Joseph Bradley of Chambersburg died in Harrisburg on February 5th. He was 51 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Joseph Bradley)
(Column 03)Summary: John M'Clintock, who had been a resident of Chambersburg for 70 years, died in Bedford on January 22nd. He was 87 years old.Married
(Names in announcement: John M'Clintock)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Mary J. Zuck, wife of Abram B. Zuck, died in Chambersburg on January 28th. She was 45 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary J. Zuck, Abram B. Zuck)
(Column 03)Summary: Clara Emma Wingert, daughter of L. W. and Prudence Wingert, died in Chambersburg on January 17th. She was 6 months old. A poem of mourning accompanies the notice.
(Names in announcement: Clara Emma Wingert, L. W. Wingert, Prudence Wingert)