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Franklin Repository: August 04, 1869

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[No Title]
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Summary: The paper expresses confidence in the men nominated for office at the Republican County Convention and urges voters to support the ticket.
The Rival Candidates for Governor
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Summary: This article attacks the Democratic candidate for governor and supports the Republican by portraying the Democrat as a 'traitor' during the war and the Republican as a 'patriot.'
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The Democrats having nominated Asa Packer because he is rich, now ask the people of Pennsylvania to elect him because he is not mean. Of the propriety of nominating a man for Governor because he is not a pauper, we have nothing now to say; but that we should elect him because he is not a miser is another matter. Stephen Girard had much money and little faith. Does it follow that Philadelphians must exalt him to religious infallibility because he left the city some millions? If such a demand were set up we suspect it would fail, and we know it would deserve to fail. And so with Packer.

The people of Pennsylvania want a Governor who shall administer the laws of the State faithfully: but they want something besides this. They demand that our next Governor shall be one in whom the whole Republic will recognize an exemplar of the principles of the Republican party, for the simple but sufficient reason, that these principles demand that the sure and irrevocable results of the war for freedom and perpetual union, shall become fixed and unalterable as the policy of our government.

Endowing a college is not in point. Possessing $20,000,000 has nothing to do with the subject. If a candidate were as poor as Lazarus and a Patriot, he would do. If he were as rich as Dives and countenanced the Rebellion, he is inadmissible. And it is just here that the people will inquire most sternly and searchingly into the antecedents of the rival candidates. The Republicans court the investigation, and so do their candidates.

Nearly a generation ago Geary and Packer were both Democrats. The Democratic party embroiled the country in the Mexican war, that additional territory might be secured for slavery. Packer, a cold, scheming, money-getting man, supported the war for that reason. Geary, young, brave, enthusiastic, and patriotic, led his command against a hostile army without inquiring into the aims and motives of the war. It was enough for him to know that his country was waging war, and like a soldier, he inquired very little beyond the fact that the flag should be upheld. Years after when slavery demanded that Kansas should have the accursed institution forced upon her against her will. Packer favored the execrable project, while Geary, sent out as Governor, did his best to thwart the villainy. Afterwards when the shock engendered by the Kansas-Nebraska iniquity, was about to tear the Nation, Packer sympathized with secession, while Geary again drew his sword against the heresy and crime. Geary held out country to be a nation with the rightful power to defend its life; Packer insisted that it was a rope of sand, and that "coercion" was treason. Geary believed that South Carolina committed treason by firing upon the American flag; Packer that Massachusetts committed treason by being in favor of liberty. While Geary was drilling the regiment for the field, Packer was whining about "making war on our Southern brethren." When Geary was driven back defeated and reinforcements were demanded, Packer was hand-in-glove with the copperheads in preventing enlistments. When volunteering was well nigh stopped by Packer and his party, and Geary was in sore need of men, the party who now honor Packer, as their candidate, were doing all they could to obstruct the draft, even to the shooting his country with his blood; Packer was doing everything to thwart and defeat her.

And now that the fearful conflict has passed, the difference between these two men and their supporters remains, and these two have become representatives of the policy and the principles now animating their followers. Geary insists that the party that sent the Provost Marshal to enforce the draft should rule; Packer, that the party that shot them is the fittest to govern. Geary and his party demand, that the victory shall inure to the benefit of posterity; Packer and his party, that it should be abandoned now. Geary insists that the debt, contracted in good faith for a good purpose, shall be paid in good time with good money. Packer, that the debt which represents the victory over treason should be obliterated by repudiation at the same time that the victory of the union is thrown away. Both are earnest, and both consistent, and between them Pennsylvania must choose.

On that choice rests the future welfare, and the present fame of our State. Arguments bearing on the subject should be made and patiently listened to. But anything foreign to the subject should be discarded, for the issue is too momentous. Endowing a college with $500,000 has nothing to do with the subject; and least of all the endowment of a college under the control of a church that never gave one word of comfort or encouragement to our cause in its darkest days. The colossal fortune of Packer has nothing to do with this issue. His liberality has nothing to do with it. Marc Anthony was the ablest orator who ever used the arguments of the Democratic party of to-day. But not all his eloquence and sophistry could make the Romans believe in Caesar's patriotism, nor forget, that with all his wealth and his gifts, Caesar was the enemy of his country. - Beaver Radical.

Whence the Hopes of the Democracy
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Summary: The Repository notes optimism in the Democratic camp as the gubernatorial election approaches. The paper portrays Democrats as traitors during the war and points to the financial resources of the Democratic candidate as the root of the party's current enthusiasm.
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The Democratic party enter into the campaign with an unquestioning assurance of success. Strangely oblivious of the great offences which they have committed within the past few years, they still more strangely suppose the people have forgotten them. What new hope gives ardor to their efforts? Certainly not that the country has grown indifferent already to the heroes who saved it on the battlefield, or to the statesmen who have kept its honor untarnished by wise legislation, by preserving its fair fame, in keeping faith with its creditors, by sustaining good order within its borders, and by faithfully collecting its revenues and diminishing rapidly the mountain of public debt, which the crimes of the Democratic party piled upon our shoulders. Not at all. They know better than this. They do not hope to be forgiven so soon for bringing on the rebellion, and for actively sympathizing with its armed troops, and its treacherous abettors. They have not acknowledged their iniquities contritely in sack cloth and ashes. No new born love for the brave men who saved the government by their toils and blood has awakened in their breasts, that they can come forth manly and ask for pardon. The soldier is no dearer to them now, than when he stood front to front with the enemy in the enemy's land. General Hancock failed to arouse their enthusiasm, when false friends sought to sully his record by placing him before the country as the standard bearer of those whose hearts were with Pickett's brigade. General M'Candless, a gallant officer whose sword was mightier than his pen, and whose only infidelity to the constituents of the Harrisburg Convention of July 14, was that he was on the Union side of the lines in many hard battles, just received enough of support to show that they had noticed his presumption in offering to lead them against a brother in arms in a political campaign. General Cass, a West Point graduate, who Achilles-like simply kept his great military talent in abeyance during the war, for this very reason came nearer suiting them. But they apprehended, perhaps, that the very name of General, however disgraceful under the circumstances, would arouse the animosity of their radical followers, and they tossed him out of the ring, after he had won a majority of the delegates fairly.

They have repented of none of their follies and sins; the people, have lost none of their gratitude for their defenders. Whence, then, the bright hopes of the Democracy? With shame be it spoken, they trust to the money-bags of their candidate. They propose to pave their way to the Gubernatorial chair with gold. This is a new proposition, and wants but one factor to ensure its success - a corruptible people. Bold and bad is this flagrant attempt, but it will meet with the reprobation of the voters of the Keystone State, and its perpetrators will receive one lesson more.

In this county a prodigious effort will be made. As the Democracy here were among the first to bring the golden calf before the public, they expect to share largely in the spoils of the victory it is expected to achieve. Hence their zeal. They are wise in their generation. But a virtuous community will understand their motives, and will prefer to keep the government in the hands of an honest poor man, who has served the State, instead of intrusting it to the care of an ambitious aspirant who seeks to buy honors with his gold.

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Summary: The Repository challenges Democratic gubernatorial candidate Asa Packer to donate 3 of his 20 millions of dollars to personally pay reparations for the losses accumulated in the Chambersburg raids during the war, rather than simply offer to "say something about" the reparations.
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Has John W. Geary ever said anything, in any of his messages, in favor of the payment of the losses sustained by the people of Chambersburg and of Franklin county during the war? Elect Asa Packer and see whether he don't say something about it. - Spirit

The contingency is entirely too trifling for the sacrifice. Elect Packer Governor, says the Spirit, just to see if he don't say something about our losses. Why of course he would. Words are cheap and empty. We want something better, we can get enough of them any where, from the Spirit, for example. That wasn't a big thing to offer at any rate for our votes. Neighbor, can't you do better. Our losses are not over three millions. Packer is worth twenty millions. Let him make good our losses and we will guarantee him a solid Republican vote in Franklin County. Three millions out of his twenty will still leave him a moderate competency, and the honor of being Governor of Pennsylvania thrown in. Now neighbor, if you are authorized to negotiate for Packer just tell him he must do better. If it were words we wanted, we would prefer them before the election instead of after, but we don't believe that Packer's word is of much account either before or after elections on this subject. Let us here from you again.

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Republican County Convention
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Summary: This detailed account of the Republican County Convention includes details such as the vote count for the primaries and the name of each delegate.
(Names in announcement: John Stewart, Jacob Crider, George Smith, W. Reed, John E. Crawford, D. O. Gehr, John Ruthrauff, Mack Campbell, Jere Walk, Thomas E. Fuller, George B. Weistling, Maj. R. S. Brownson, Dr. J. S. Flicking, W. B. Crawford, Amos Stouffer, Capt. J. Forbes, Arthur A. Welsh, G. Goetz, J. A. Davison, Jacob Deatrich, J. M. Brown, Henry Wallich, Abraham Carbaugh, Jacob Grove, John Ruthrauff, Capt. John Doebler, S. F. Greenawalt, E. S. Gillespie, John Miller, D. O. Gehr, John Huber, John Forbes, William Murray, John A. Seiders, D. F. Leisher, Peter Creighbaum, John Link, Jacob Seibert, William Seibert, George Emory, W. A. Mackey, J. W. Stitt, David Bear, Matthew Wilson, Jacob Kauffman, W. B. Crawford, Frederick C. Burket, Martin Heintzelman, John C. Brown, John E. Crawford, Henry Wallace, J. Amos Miller, M. L. Garver, Jacob Bollinger, John Lutz, G. W. Immell, Amos Stouffer, Isaac Keefer, A. Statler, D. B. Stoner, Jacob Krider, D. C. Clark, Jere D. Walk, D. A. Heckman, Jacob M. Caufman, Samuel Lehman, William Widner, Jacob Kendig, James S. Slyder, Reuben Lewis, Henry McLauglin, Daniel Detrich, Samuel Wise, Jacob Troxler, Samuel Taylor, Samuel Stover, Franklin Cramer, Frank Elliott, M'Ginley Wilhelm, John Kensy, Dr. John S. Flickinger, J. M. Montgomery, R. S. Brownson, William Adams, Edward Murray, George Mowery, John W. Hollman, Dr. E. Negley, David Spencer, Abram Winger, Daniel Keefer, John Barnhart, G. W. Smith, Jacob Frick, James Patton, Samuel Hege, McD. Campbell, Col. G. B. Wiestling, John Wiestling, Ephraim Shank, J. B. Cook, J. B. Secrist, Samuel Winger, Thomas E. Fuller, John W. Dice, George Daihl, Michael Cressler, John M. Shearer, Samuel McVitty, John Stewart, John R. Eberly, J. H. Detrich, Charles Gillan, W. F. Graham, Frank Peckman, Daniel Potter, W. A. Reid, Samuel P. Stoner, Henry X. Stoner, Valentine Kriner, W. A. Tritle, Charles West, Capt. R. J. Boyed, John Lackens, Samuel Bowles, Dr. Henry Kredzman, Capt. J. W. Wenger, Col. G. B. Weistling, Samuel Knisely, James C. Patton, Reuben Lewis, Jacob N. Flinder, J. A. Hyssong, W. H. M'Dowell, J. H. M'Mullen, Henry S. Shade, H. C. Greenawalt, A. A. Skinner, Lewis W. Detrich, Thad M. Mahon, John X. Smith, Col. G. B. Weistling, Henry C. Greenawalt, J. X. Smith, Lewis W. Detrich, William C. M'Knight, David Middlekoff, J. H. Walker, Lyman S. Clarke, Gen. D. Middlekoff, John Frey, Isaac Keefer, John Ditzler, Isaac Miller, D. O. Gehr, Dr. J. A. Maclay, Col. Theodore McGowan, John Carl, J. S. Eby, William Murray, Charles Whitzell, W. A. Mackey, John C. Brown, J. A. Miller, Andrew Statler, Jere Wallich, W. K. Widner, Daniel Deatrich, Samuel Taylor, George A. Miller, J. L. Ritchey, Daniel Keefer, George W. Smith, Eldin B. Winger, T. E. Fuller, E. M. M'Vitty, William T. Graham, E. Washabaugh, S. M. Bowles)
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Pursuant to the call of the Chairman of the Republican County Committee, the County Convention met in the Court House, on Tuesday, at 11 o'clock, A. M. and organized permanently by electing John Stewart, Esq., of Chambersburg, President; Jacob Crider, of Hamilton, and Geo. Smith, of Peters, Vice President; W. Reed, of Waynesboro, and John E. Crawford, of Fayetteville, Secretaries.

On motion of D. O. Gehr, Esq., D. O. Gehr, of Chambersburg; John Ruthrauff, of Antrim; Mack Campbell, Peters; Jere Walk, Hamilton; and Thomas E. Fuller, Southampton, were appointed a Committee on Credentials.

On motion of D. O. Gehr, Esq., of Chambersburg, reporters of Republican newspapers were invited to seats in the Convention.

On motion of Geo. B. Weistling, the Chair appointed Col. G. B. Weistling, Quincy; Major R. S. Brownson, Mercersburg; Dr. J. S. Flickinger, Metal; W. B. Crawford, Fayetteville: Amos Stouffer, Guilford; Capt. J. Forbes, Chambersburg, a Committee on Resolutions.

The following is the list of Delegates as reported by the Committee:

Antrim - Arthur A Welsh, G. Goetz, J. A Davison, Jacob Deatrich, J. M. Brown, Henry Wallich, Abraham Carbaugh, Jacob Grove, John Ruthrauff.

Chambersburg - North Ward - Capt. John Doebler, S. F. Greenawalt, E. S. Gillespie, John Miller, D. O. Gehr, John Stewart, John Huber.

Chambersburg - South Ward - John Forbes, William Murray, John A. Seiders, D. F. Leisher, Peter Greighbaum, John Link.

Concord - Jacob Seibert, Wm. Seibert, George Emory.

Dry Run - W. A. Mackey, J. W. Stitt, David Bear, Matthew Wilson.

Fayetteville - Jacob Kauffman, W. B. Crawford, Fred'k C. Burket, Martin Heintzelman, John C. Brown, John E. Crawford.

Greenvillage - Henry Wallace, J. Amos Miller, M. L. Garver, Jacob Bollinger, John Lutz.

Guilford - G. W. Immell, Amos Stouffer, Isaac Keefer, A. Statler, D. B. Stoner.

Hamilton - Jacob Krider, D. C. Clark, Jere D. Walk, D. A. Heckman.

Letterkenny - Jacob M. Caufman, Saml. Lehman, William Widner, Jacob Kendig, James S. Slyder.

Loudon - Reuben Lewis, Henry McLauglin, Daniel Detrich, Samuel Wise.

Lurgan - Jacob Troxler, Saml. Taylor, Saml. Stover, Franklin Cramer.

Metal - Frank Elliott, M'Ginley Wilhelm, John Keasy, Dr John S. Flickinger, J. M. Montgomery.

Montgomery - R. S. Brownson, Wm. Adams, Edward Murray, George Mowery, John W. Hollman, Dr. E. Negley.

Orrstown - David Spencer, Abram Winger, Daniel Keeler, John Barnhart.

Peters - G. W. Smith, Jacob Frick, James Patton, Saml. Hege, McD. Campbell.

Quincy - Col. G. B. Wiestling, John Wiestling, Ephraim Shank, J. B. Cook, J. B. Secrist, Saml. Winger.

Southampton - Thomas E. Fuller, John W. Dice, George Daihl, Michael Cressler.

Sulphur Spring - John M. Shearer, Saml. McVitty, John Stewart.

Washington - Daniel Potter, W. A. Reid, Saml. P. Stoner, Henry X. Stoner, Valentine Kriner, W. A. Tritle, Charles West.

Welsh Run - Capt. R. J. Boyed, John Lackens, Saml. Bowles, Dr. Henry Kreilzman, Capt. J. W. Wenger.

Col. G. B. Weistling, of Quincy, moved taht the Convention proceed to nominate candidates for County Treasurer.

Samuel Knisely, of Orrstown; Capt. James C. Patton, of Mercersburg; Reuben Lewis, of Chambersburg, and Jacob N. Flinder of Chambersburg, were put in nomination. Nominations for Treasurer were then closed.

Then moved that Convention proceed to nomination of candidates for Prothonotary. J. A. Hyssong, of Mercersburg; W. H. M'Dowell, of Chambersburg, and J. H. M'Mullen, of Southampton were put in nomination. Nominations for Prothonotary then closed.

Nominations for Register and Recorder were on motion made, resulting in the names of Henry S. Shade, of St. Thomas; H. C. Greenawalt, of Green, and A. A. Skinner, of Metal, being put in nomination.

Nominations for Clerk of the Courts were on motion made. Lewis W. Detrich, of Hamilton; Thad. M. Mahon, of Chambersburg, and John X. Smith, of Orrstown, were nominated.

On motion of the Convention then adjourned to 1 o'clock, P. M.



The Convention assembled at 1 o'clock, and was called to order by the President.

On motion of G. B. Weistling, the Convention proceeded to ballot for a candidate for Prothonotary, as follows:

1st 2d M'Dowell..................... 48 42 Hyssong...................... 47 56 M'Mullen..................... 17 13

JOHN A. HYSSONG having received a majority of the votes cast, on the second ballot, was on motion, declared the unanimous choice of the Convention.

On motion, the Convention proceeded to ballot for Register and Recorder:

1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th Shade......................... 45 34 42 48 52 48 Greenawalt.................... 41 52 50 52 50 64 Skinner....................... 26 26 20 12 10* --


On motion HENRY C. GREENAWALT was declared unanimously nominated.

During the process of the balloting, Col. G. B. Weistling, moved that each delegation select its member of the County Committee, and report to the Convention, which was agreed to.

On motion the Convention proceeded to ballot for Clerk of the Courts:

Mahon............52 | Detricht.............60

The name of J. X. Smith was withdrawn before proceeding to a ballot.

On motion the nomination of LEWIS W. DETRICH was declared unanimous.

On motion the Convention proceeded to ballot for a candidate for Treasurer.

1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th Knisely........................ 33 44 52 51 54 50 Patton......................... 48 43 47 50 50 56 Lewis.......................... 17 11 13 11 8 4 Flindes........................ 14 13* -- -- -- --


JAMES C. PATTEO having received a majority of the votes of the Convention was, on motion, declared unanimously nominated.

On motion of John Ruthrauff, of Antrim, the Convention proceeded to nominate a candidate for Legislature. Col. W. C. M'Knight, of Antrim; David Middlekoff, of Southampton; Capt. J. H. Waler, of Metal, and Lyman S. Clarke, of Chambersburg, were named. The names of Gen. D. Middlekoff, Lyman S. Clarke, and Capt. J. H. Walker were withdrawn.

COL. M'KNIGHT was unanimously nominated for Legislature.

Capt. JOHN DEOBLER was unanimously nominated for County Commissioner.

John Frey, of Guilford, and Isaac Keefer, also of Guilford, were named for nomination for Director of the Poor.

John Ditzler, of Chambersburg, and Isaac Miller, of Green, were placed in nomination for Auditor.

The balloting for Director of the Poor and for Auditor were had at the same time.


Frey.................78 | Keefer...............11


Ditzler..............20 | Miller...............72

The nominations of John Frey, for Director of the Poor, and Isaac Miller, for Auditor, were made unanimous.

On motion of Col. D. O. Gehr, the President was authorized to appoint a Representative and a Senatorial Delegate to the next State Convention.

The Chair was appointed John Ruthrauff, of Antrim; M. L. Carver, of Green, and J. A. Seiders, of Chambersburg. Representative Conferees.


Resolved, That we endorse the platform of principles enunciated by the late Republican State Convention at Philadelphia, and the candidates there placed in nomination.

2d. That the principles and policy of President Grant's administration; and the sentiments of his inauguration address, are thoroughly Republican, wise and statesmanlike, and the settled peace of the nation, and the splendid management of the finances of the country by his Secretary of the Treasury are the first fruits of the national victory of 1868.

3d. That the prudent pure and economical administration of the affairs of the Commonwealth by Gov. John W. Geary justified, and in connection with his eminent military services and patriotic devotion in the dark days of the Republic, demanded his renomination.

4th. That Hon. Henry W. Williams, our candidate for the Supreme Bench, is a Judge learned, upright and independent, adorning the position he now fills as he long adorned the seat he vacated.

5th. That we enshrine in our hearts the gallant dead who died for their country in a just war, and renew our pledge to their widows and orphans. We pride in the beneficent care a Republican administration has taken of their children; we remember the services and sacrifices of the survivors and their claims upon us.

6th. That the duties of allegiance on the part of the people and protection on the part of the government are reciprocal. That whereas the Border counties, lying open and exposed to the sudden incursions of the enemy, were depleted of their strength in furnishing the equal quotas to the army, and were left by the State unprovided with organization or means of defence, and thereby suffered burdens and losses unequal with the rest of the people of the Commonwealth, it becomes the Stat as a whole to repair their injuries from the common treasury, and we instruct our candidate for Assembly, if elected, to insist upon such reparation.

7th. That we rejoice in the removal from the arena of politics of dangerous and distracting "Negro Question," by the adoption of the 15th Amendment - now rendered certain - whereby the integrity and internal peace of the nation are relieved from jeopardy for all time, and the constitution is put in accord with the Declaration of Independence and the sentiments of the liberal world.

8th. That we commend to the cordial and united support of the Republicans of Franklin county the ticket this day placed in nomination.

Resolutions were unanimously adopted.

Dr. J. A. Maclay, of Green, was unanimously nominated candidate for office of Coroner.

The County Committee was called to meet at the office of Col Theodore McGowan, on the second Saturday of August, for the purpose of electing a Chairman and organization.

The following are the names of the members of the County Committee.

Antrim, John Carl; |Lurgan, Samuel Taylor;
North Ward, J S Eby; |Metal, Geo A Miller;
South Ward, Wm Murray; |Montgomery, J L Ritchey;
Concord, Charles Whitzell; |Orrstown, Daniel Keefer;
Dry Run, W A Mackey; |Peters, Geo W Smith;
Fayetteville, John C Brown; |Quincy, Eldin B Winger;
Greenvillage, J A Miller; |Southampton, T E Fuller;
Guilford, Andrew Statler; |Sul Spring, E M M Vitty;
Hamilton, Jere Wallich; |St Thomas, Wm T Graham;
Letterkenny, W K Widner; |Washington, E Washabaugh;
Loudon, Daniel Deatrich; |Welsh Run, S M Bowles;

Wilson Female College
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Summary: The paper prints an excerpt from the Woman's Advocate, a paper published in Ohio, objecting to the name Wilson "Female" College. "Women's" college would be a better term.
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Summary: The Chambersburg Academy begins its second year under the charge of Prof. J. H. Shumaker. The paper praises Shumaker for the success of the academy which has become a "source of pride and satisfaction to our town." Shumaker, an experienced teacher, took charge of the school after it had been rebuilt in wake of the fire. Attendance has been filled to capacity ever since. His program of education is "plain, solid, substantial" with nothing "light" or "frivolous."
(Names in announcement: Prof. J. H. Shumaker)
German Reformed Festival
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Summary: The German Reformed Church of Loudon will hold a festival on August 6th and 7th. The event will be held upon the grounds of Hezekiah Easton. Refreshments will be served and the Citizen's Band will play.
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Summary: Rev. H. H. W. Hibschman of the Philadelphia Classis of the German Reformed Church was installed at the pastor of the German Reformed Church of Mercersburg. A number of local clergy led the ceremonies.
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. H. W. Hibschman)
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Summary: The Methodists will hold a camp meeting at Red Barn in the Cumberland Valley. It is expected to boast 250 tents, making it the largest ever in the area. Chambersburg will be represented with 25 tents. Special trains will leave Chambersburg for the event.
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Summary: Charles H. Harding, Secretary of the Pennsylvania State Teachers' Association, announces that the organization will hold their sixteenth annual meeting in Greencastle August 10th-12th. Dr. J. H. Shumaker and Prof. J. R. Gaff of Chambersburg are expected to participate.
(Names in announcement: Dr. J. H. Shumaker, Prof. J. R. Gaff)
Annual Celebration
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Summary: Fayetteville's Lutheran and Union Sabbath Schools will hold their annual celebration on Saturday. George R. Messersmith of Chambersburg will deliver the annual address.
(Names in announcement: George R. Messersmith)
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Summary: The Rev. F. Dyson has been appointed preacher in charge of the new Methodist Episcopal Congregation in Chambersburg. He will preach in the German Reformed Church every other Sunday.
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson)
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Summary: Miss R. H. Schively, principal of the Franklin Seminary, announces she will be accepting pupils for her school. The paper praises her teaching ability.
(Names in announcement: R. H. Schively)
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Summary: After the fire at the brewery had been extinguished on Sunday, "a number of drunken and disorderly persons" remained in the streets until dawn, disrupting the peace and quiet of the town.
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Summary: Franklin's County Treasurer announces that he will receive collections on tax duplicates up until August 20th.
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Summary: Simon H. Reed and Miss Amelia Rosenberry, both of Franklin, were married on July 19th at the M. E. Parsonage in Orrstown by the Rev. John Lloyd.
(Names in announcement: Simon H. Reed, Amelia Rosenberry, Rev. John Lloyd)
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Summary: George A. Pilsbury, infant son of Charles A. and Sarah H. Pilsbury, died in Chambersburg on July 20th. He was 6 months old.
(Names in announcement: George A. Pilsbury, Charles A. Pilsbury, Sarah H. Pilsbury)
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Summary: Elizabeth Keyser, infant daughter of H. C. and Elizabeth Keyser, died in Chambersburg on Sunday. She was 6 months old.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Keyser, H. C. Keyser, Elizabeth Keyser)
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Summary: John Elliott Wilhelm, son of the Rev. John C. and Catharine E. Wilhelm, died near Fannettsburg on August 1st. He was 3 months old.
(Names in announcement: John Elliott Wilhelm, Rev. John C. Wilhelm, Catharine E. Wilhelm)
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Summary: Mrs. Susanah Nave died at her residence in St. Thomas on July 27th. She was 80 years old.
(Names in announcement: Susanah Nave)
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Summary: Mrs. Mary M'Lean, wife of William M'Lean, died near Spring Run on July 10th. She was 63 years old.
(Names in announcement: Mary M'Lean, William M'Lean)
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Summary: Miss Marinda C. Harry died near Spring Run on July 15th. She was 26 years old.
(Names in announcement: Marinda C. Harry)
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Summary: George Bowers died on July 9th. He was 20 years old.
(Names in announcement: George Bowers)
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Summary: Mrs. Elizabeth Woods died on July 11th. She was 83 years old.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Woods)
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Summary: Miss Ortha Bell Parks, daughter of John Parks, died on July 22nd. She was 19 years old.
(Names in announcement: Ortha Bell Parks, John Parks)
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Summary: Fannie Fletcher, daughter of J. W. and Mary V. Fletcher, died in Chambersburg on July 20th. She was 10 months old. A poem of mourning accompanies the notice.
(Names in announcement: Fannie Fletcher, J. W. Fletcher, Mary V. Fletcher)
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Summary: Mrs. Mary Whetstone died in Chambersburg on May 28th. She was 80 years old. She was the last daughter of Maj. Robert Allison who served with distinction in the Revolutionary War.
(Names in announcement: Mary Whetstone, Maj. Robert Allison)

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