Franklin Repository: April 21, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper praises President Grant for the nomination of Andrew Curtin to a post as US representative abroad. The editors cite his loyal service during the war, especially his hospital visits to the "Suffering soldiers."
(Column 01)Summary: This list of court proceedings for the previous term includes cases of rape, keeping a bawdy house, abortion, and various violent offenses.
(Names in announcement: Jesse Proctor, George Gelwicks, Harry Jones, Thomas Jamison, William George, John Cromer, Samuel A. Martin , William Jones, James Tolhelm, Benjamin Wallace, William F. Cook, Mary V. Donaldson, Diggs Little, Robert Deal, Henry Brenneman, Samuel Branch, Mary Drake, George E. Stewart, S. M. Skinner, Dr. John J. Oelig, Jane Welsh, John M'Coy, Susan Laterday, Henry Williams, J. P. Litzell, Samuel Seyler, James C. Patton, W. D. Seibert, H. M. Jones, William Richter, George E. Stewart, C. T. Welsh)Full Text of Article:A Fatal Accident
A nolle prosqui was entered in each of the following cases:
Com vs Jesse Proctor, attempt to burn a stable.
Com vs George Gelwicks, assault and battery.
Com vs Harry Jones, assault and battery.
Com vs Thomas Jamison, larceny.
Com vs William George, assault and battery.
Com vs John Cromer, false pretence.
Com vs Samuel A Martin, fornication and bastardy.
Com vs William Jones, adultery.
Com vs Jas Tolhelm, fornication and bastardy.
Com vs Benj Wallace, fornication and bastardy.
NOT TRUE BILLS.
Com vs William F Cook and Mary V Donaldson, larceny.
Com vs Diggs Little, assault and battery.
Com vs Robert Deal, larceny.
Com vs Henry Brenneman, assault and battery.
Com vs Sam'l Branch, attempt to commit rape.
Com vs Mary Drake, keeping a bawdy house.
The following cases were disposed of:
Com vs George E Stewart - Violation of liquor law, on oath of S M Skinner and others. True bill. Verdict not guilty, and each party to pay half the costs. This case occupied part of Tuesday and Wendesday.
Com vs Dr John J Oelig - Abortion, on oath of Jane Welsh. True bill. This case was commenced on Thursday and closed on Friday evening. The jury was out all night, but failed to agree. Dr. Oelig was held in the sum of two thousand dollars for his appearance at the August sessions.
Com vs John M'Coy - Fornication and bastady, on oath of Susan Laterday. Plead guilty. Sentence deferred.
Com vs Henry Williams - Surety of the Peace, on oath of J P Litzell. Verdict not guilty.
Com vs Samuel Seyler - Burglary, on oaths of James C Patton, et al. True bill. Jury out.
The following persons were refused licenses:
W D Seibert, Concord; H M Jones, Quincy; William Richter, Chambersburg; Geo E Stewart, Path Valley; C T Welsh, Greencastle.
The Grand Jury were not discharged until Friday evening. They were kept very busy during the week. They visited the public buildings in the county and inquired into their condition. They recommend, among other things, that several sunken hearths in the jail be repaired, the repairing of a fissure in the prison wall, the construction of a small closet in the prison for the storing of bed clothes not in use, the furnishing of the Physician's room at the Poor House, the sale of a portion of the County Farm (which contains over two hundred acres), provided those in charge of the business affairs of the county to do so. They further say: "The objections which apply to large farms in general are believed by many intelligent citizens of the county to apply with peculiar force to large farms connected with institutions of this kind." They repeat the recommendation of a former Grand Jury in favor of the construction of a Cistern at the Court House.
(Column 01)Summary: John Harmony accidently shot and killed Frank Spitle while the two had been drinking and hunting in the company of Frederick Fennel. "The cause of this sad affair was whiskey, and the bottle about half emptied, as it lay by the side of the victim, should have conveyed a fearful warning." An inquest was held and Harmony held in jail. "Spitle was a hard working young man, and to a great extent the sole support of his mother's family."Twenty-five Dollars Fine for Killing a Small Bird
(Names in announcement: Frank Spitle, John Harmony, Frederick Fennel, Justice Davison, Dr. M'Lanahan, Dr. Montgomery, Dr. Boyle)
(Column 02)Summary: The legislature passed an act instituting a fine for the killing of any small "insectiverous" bird, such as a robin, martin, swallow, blue bird, or woodpecker.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that the citizens of Mercersburg have raised $120,000 for the construction of a railroad that will connect with the Western Maryland line. It is planned to proceed from Mercersburg to Marion or Kaufman's Station on the Cumberland Valley line, and then on to Waynesboro. Greencastle has made no effort in the project. The paper urges the people of Franklin to support such projects and help take advantage of the mineral wealth of the region.Calls Accepted
(Column 02)Summary: Rev. Thomas X. Orr of Allegheny, formerly of Chambersburg, will take over leadership of the congregation of the Second Reformed Church of Philadelphia from pastor T. DeWitt Talmage. Rev. E. D. Dutt, pastor of the Lutheran Church in Orrstown, is departing for a church in Cumberland Maryland. Rev. Mr. Shirts will take his place.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Thomas X. Orr, Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, Rev. E. D. Dutt, Rev. Shirts)
(Column 02)Summary: The Republican County Committee will meet in Chambersburg on May 4th. The members are as follows: John Carl, Antrim; F. S. Gillespie, Chambersburg N. W.; S. F. Greenawalt, Chambersburg S. W.; David Ferguson, Dry Run; John Downey, Fayetteville; F. D. Ditzler, Greenvillage; Samuel Myers, Guilford; Joseph Eberly, Hamilton; Joseph Zimmerman, Lurgan; John S. Hassler, Loudon; W. W. Britton, Letterkenny; James V. Davis, Metal; S. A. Bradley, Montgomery; Samuel Knisely, Orrstown; James Patton, Peters; A. F. Dowd, Quincy; W. M'Kinney, St. Thomas; J. H. M'Mullen, Southampton; J. M. Shearer, Sulpher Spring; H. X. Stoner, Washington; Emanuel Secrist, Warren; Robert J. Boyd, Welsh Run.Confirmation
(Names in announcement: John Carl, F. S. Gillespie, S. F. Greenawalt, David Ferguson, John Downey, F. D. Ditzler, Samuel Myers, Joseph Eberly, Joseph Zimmerman, John S. Hassler, W. W. Britton, James V. Davis, S. A. Bradley, Samuel Knisely, James Patton, A. F. Dowd, W. M'Kinney, J. H. M'Mullen, J. M. Shearer, H. X. Stoner, Emanuel Secrist, Robert J. Boyd)
(Column 02)Summary: Bishop Stevens of the Protestant Episcopal Church adminstered the rite of confirmation to nine persons on Tuesday. The ceremony was held in the lower hall of the Masonic Building.Border Damages
(Column 03)Summary: The Border Claim Commissioners report that the war damages claimed in the border counties amounted to $1,821,031.04. The amount allowed totalled $1,693,351.51. In Franklin, damage by Union troops to real property amounted to $3,122.22. Damage by Union troops to personal property totalled $19,631.28. Damage by Confederate troops to to real property totalled $22,789.94. Damage by Confederate troops to personal property totalled $793,854.79. The county claimed, in all, $838162.18 in damages, $788,733.99 allowed.Admitted to Practice
(Column 03)Summary: John M. M'Dowell, on motion of Col. M'Gowan, was admitted to practice in the Courts of Franklin County on Wednesday. McDowell attended Jefferson College and studied law with Kennedy and Stewart. He passed a rigorous examination before the bar.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John M. McDowell, Col. M'Gowan)
(Column 03)Summary: Three new business rooms have been built on the Diamond on the ruins of the old Mansion House. They will be occupied by Jacob L. Dechert's hat store, J. P. Keefer and Co.'s dry goods store, and H. C. Keyser's auction room.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Jacob L. Dechert, J. P. Keefer, H. C. Keyser)
(Column 03)Summary: The sale of the Chambersburg Woolen Mills has been postponed until May 4th. An effort by the people of Chambersburg can help keep the company in the hands of the present stockholders.Graduates
(Column 03)Summary: William Milton Witherspoon graduated from University of Pennsylvania medical school. William P. Noble and Samuel K. Snively graduated from Jefferson Medical College.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: William Milton Witherspoon, William P. Noble, Samuel K. Snively)
(Column 03)Summary: The paper reminds readers that the 30th of May has been set aside as a day to decorate the graves of the soldiers. The paper hopes the day will be greeted with the same devotion and enthusiasm as last year.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The Auditor General has published a report on railroads that includes the following statistics for the Cumberland Valley: length of main line, 74 miles; engine houses and shops, 5; engines, 16; first class passenger cars, 14; baggage, mail, and express cars, 6; freight cars, 222; iron bridges, 3; wooden bridges, 1; stone bridges, 2; railroad crossed, 1; ticket stations, 8; flag stations, 14; wood and water stations, 6; total passengers carried, 281,134; gross tonnage, 214,480.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: H. H. Hurtz has opened a wholesale and retial grocery and liquor store in the rooms formerly occupied by E. D. Reid.Friendship Fire Company
(Names in announcement: H. H. Hurtz, E. D. Reid)
(Column 03)Summary: President A. Metz and Secretary J. M. Shillito call upon the Friendship Fire Company to meet at the company hall on Wednesday for the funeral of deceased member Frank Spitle.Attention! Housum Zouaves
(Names in announcement: Frank Spitle, A. Metz, J. M. Shillito)
(Column 03)Summary: Capt. G. W. Skinner and 1st Sgt. Henry H. Elliott call upon the members of the Housum Zoaves to assemble in full uniform to attedn the funeral of deceased member Frank Spitle.Personal
(Names in announcement: G. W. Skinner, Henry H. Elliott, Frank Spitle)
(Column 03)Summary: B. B. Hough has taken possession of the Brown Hotel in Fayetteville, recently run by Jacob Lightfoot.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: B. B. Hough, Jacob Lightfoot)
(Column 03)Summary: The rooms of the Young Men's Christian Association will be dedicated tomorrow. Rev. J. A. Crawford of Chambersburg and Dr. Dashiel of Dickinson College will give addresses.Postmasters Appointed
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. A. Crawford)
(Column 03)Summary: The Postmaster General has made the following appointments in Franklin County: Ephraim Shank replaces H. Shirey in Mont Alto; H. Young replaces A. Dalrymple at Brown's Mill.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Ephraim Shank, H. Shirey, H. Young, A. Dalrymple)
(Column 04)Summary: The construction on the new Central Presbyterianc Church is progressing rapidly under the management of James A. Reside.Sudden Death
(Names in announcement: James A. Reside)
(Column 04)Summary: William McClellan, "a well known and highly respected citizen of Upper Strasburg," died suddenly of appoplexy.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: William McClellan)
(Column 04)Summary: J. Allison Eyster of Chambersburg purchased a water right near Charlestown, Va., and plans to erect a large paper mill.Wanted
(Names in announcement: J. Allison Eyster)
(Column 04)Summary: The paper jokes that more loafers are wanted to "fill vacancies around the Court House steps, and various corners in town, on Saturday evenings. No objection on account of color."[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: Capt. George Eyster left Chambersburg for Philadelphia on Monday to assume duties as Assistant Treasurer of the US in that city.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. George Eyster)
(Column 05)Summary: John S. Ryder and Miss Rebecca J. Kershner, both of Franklin, were married on April 13th in St. Thomas by the Rev. S. A. Mowers.Married
(Names in announcement: John S. Ryder, Rebecca J. Kershner, Rev. S. A. Mowers)
(Column 05)Summary: George W. Mowers and Miss Mariha J. Palmer, both of Franklin, were married at the Montgomery Hotel in Chambersburg on April 13th by the Rev. Samuel Barnes.Married
(Names in announcement: George W. Mowers, Mariha J. Palmer, Rev. Samuel Barnes)
(Column 05)Summary: Elijah B. Primm of Schuykill County and Miss Eliza J. Wriest of Franklin were married at the Washington House in Chambersburg on April 20th by the Rev. S. Barnes.Married
(Names in announcement: Elijah B. Primm, Eliza J. Wriest, Rev. S. Barnes)
(Column 05)Summary: Jeremiah Baer and Miss Elizabeth Grove were married on April 6th at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. A. C. Felker.Married
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah Baer, Elizabeth Grove, Rev. A. C. Felker)
(Column 05)Summary: William O. Shafer and Miss Barbara P. Reitzel, both of Mercersburg, were married on April 5th by the Rev. I. G. Brown.Died
(Names in announcement: William O. Shafer, Barbara P. Reitzel, Rev. I. G. Brown)
(Column 05)Summary: Samuel Wright, son of Isaac and Jane Wright, died near Carrick Furnace on April 5th. He was 2 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel Wright, Isaac Wright, Jane Wright)
(Column 05)Summary: Sarah Jane Leberknight, daughter of Daniel Leberknight, died on April 6th. She was 7 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Sarah Jane Leberknight, Daniel Leberknight)
(Column 05)Summary: David Franklin Brake, infant son of George Brake, died on April 12th. He was 10 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: David Franklin Brake, George Brake)
(Column 05)Summary: William M'Clellan died suddenly in Upper Strasburg on April 14th. He was 70 years old.
(Names in announcement: William M'Clellan)