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The President and the South
(Column 01)Summary: The paper asserts that President Grant's actions demonstrate his commitment to supporting faithful Republicans in the South.
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The policy of the President towards the Republicans of the Southern States can no longer be disputed, for he has frankly and publicly announced it. There was at no time any reason to doubt his entire sympathy with the straight-out Republicans in those States, except that those who were laboring to divide and defeat them, claimed to receive his encouragement and influence. Then it was time for him to speak out, and this he has done in a way which cannot be misunderstood.
Gen. Grant's earnest desire to bring those who had been rebels into practical citizenship was clearly manifested in the Virginia campaign, in which he submitted the clause of the Constitution disfranchising rebels to a separate popular vote. This was construed by the Democrats and ex-rebels of the Southern States to be equivalent to an admission that he desired to see the Republicans in the South defeated, and the original rebel element again placed in power. Upon this assumption Governor Senter had the fifty thousand rebels of Tennessee registered and armed with the ballot; and this it was which brought to the surface the so called National Republican party of Mississippi, with Judge Dent, a life-long Democrat, as its candidate for Governor.
Such was not Gen. Grant's intention, however, and he takes advantage of his interview with Gen. John Tarbell, Secretary of the Executive Republican Committee of Mississippi, to lay his views before the country. He deprecates the efforts made to divide the party, and declares that his sympathies were with the regular Republican candidate for Governor in the Virginia campaign.
This is a timely admonition to Governor Walker, not to reject the offer, already scorned by some of his supporters, to unite the Republican party in Virginia. On this subject the President is reported to have said, that he thought Governor Walker fully committed to the administration, by his speeches made since the election, and that he was honestly intending to act up to them. He expressed his regret at the apparent failure of the effort of Well's party to unite the two wings of the Republican party, and remarked that the letter of Dr. Gilmer, the chairman of the Walker Committee, showed that the followers of Walker were not acting in good faith, that the Democracy intended to use the defeat of Wells for their own benefit, and did not design to act with the Republican party as had been pretended.
The opinion of the President as to the conduct and policy of the Virginia Democracy which supported Walker as a conservative Republican, and hope to use him against the interests of the Republican party, gives us the reason for his emphatic declarations concerning the campaign in Mississippi. He has been watching the development of the rebel Democracy along the whole Southern line, and he finds them to be no more loyal to the government to-day than they were during the war. Their whole effort seemed to be made to divide the Republican party, that through the divisions they might creep into power. Being perfectly powerless to accomplish this so long as the Republican party remains a unit, their first step is to get up a mongrel Republican ticket, and by the aid of a faction, joined to their own ranks, to get control of the State. Hence, he said, on the situation in Mississippi, with regrad to the recent professions made by those who were lately rebels "that it seemed impossible to loyal men that they would accept sincerely and so suddenly views and opinions which they had resisted at such cost. He thought that he knew the Southern people, and while nothing could be more gratifying to him than to know that they had come in good faith up to his platform, he could not realize that such was the case. His only desire was peace and amity, and he would do anything which was right to bring that about. But these people cast suspicion upon their own motives, by the fact that all their efforts seem to be aimed at dividing, not aiding the Republican party in their midst. If they were really in earnest, they would not be so anxious about those with whom they voted. Sincere men could easily decide who in the South were and had been the administrations friends." He concluded his interview by declaring "that his sympathies were altogether with the Republicans of Mississippi, and against all efforts to divide them, coming from whatever source they might."
The Republican party will look with much interest upon the campaign in Mississippi. The platform of the Radicals is quite as liberal as that of the Conservatives. They declare for universal suffrage and universal amnesty, as well as do their opponents. Those who have been rebels and traitors, the ex-Confederates, find themselves as fully taken care of, their property and their lives as well protected, as do the Union people, be they white or black. The influence and sympathy of the administration is with them, as it should be, for if there were no better reason, the course of the Conservatives and rebels in Virginia and Tennessee have shown that they are not to be relied on. If they are defeated it will be conclusive evidence that the rebel element is still alive and active in Mississippi, and needs to be taken care of. We shall see.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper refutes Democratic charges that Republican rule has worsened the plight of workingmen.
Full Text of Article:Receipts and Expenditures of the Government
The Philadelphia Age asks:
"Why should a mechanic or workingman support the Radical party? What has that organization done to better the condition of himself or family?"
And then says by way of answer to its own interrogatories:
"Deducting time lost by sickness and all other causes, he now earns from two to three dollars per day. He has a family to support, feed, clothe, and educate. Saturday night comes and he pockets twleve or eighteen dollars. If he lives in a favorable locality, and has a comfortable house, three dollars of the amount he receives goes for rent. Then his boys want shoes, and muslin for shirts, and the family a good many other articles, meat, flour, vegetables, coffee, sugar. He goes to the shoe store, the dry goods store and grocery, and finds that eighteen dollars don't go as far as ten dollars did ten years ago. And why? Because the Radical party has increased the debt and taxation of the country by all kinds of plundering schemes. All the burdens at last fall upon laboring men, and hence they are yearly becoming poorer, although nominally getting higher wages. Keep the Radical party in power, and workingmen will see harder times yet."
If it had not been asked a thousand time before, we would be tempted to ask now why Democratic journals always assume that mechanics and workingmen are stupid fools, when they address them. It is true that they are not and that this quiet assumption of their ignorance must insult and offend them. The mechanic or workingman will find some difficulty in determining what part the Radical party had in making up the situation as it is given above, except that part which works to his advantage. The average mechanic or workingman never earned from two to three dollars a day before the Radical party was in power. As a rule he was quite as likely to have a family to support, feed and educate before that time as now. When Saturday night came he didn't pocket his twelve or eighteen dollars, but had to content himself with six or eight. If he lived in a favorable locality and had a comfortable house, he had to pay a larger proportion of what he earned for rent then than now. Boys generally do want shoes, and muslin for shirts, and the family a good many other articles, meat, flour, vegetables, coffee, sugar, and will continue to demand them, whether the country is ruled by Republicans or Democrats. But when he goes to the shoe store, the dry goods store and gorcery, is it true that eighteen dollars don't go as far as ten dollars did ten years ago? And if it be true, why is it? First of all, it is not true. Shoes are almost as cheap as then, dry goods cost very little if any more than before the war, and provisions are to-day quite as cheap as they were then. Many of them, allowing for the difference between currency and specie, are cheaper.
If we admit for the sake of argument that the price of living is dearer now than then, is the reason given by the Age, that the Radical party has increased the debt and taxation of the country, the true one? The debt of the country is enormous, and the taxation heavier than it was before the war, but who made both? The debt is a war debt; the taxation is a necessity arising out of the war debt. The war brought upon the country by the Democratic party attempting to overthrow the government. We have yet to learn of a single Republican or Radical being engaged in the rebellion; but there were hundreds of thousands of Democrats engaged in it, and not a few of them were from the Northern States.
Taking it all in all, the condition of the laboring man is no worse than it was before the war. With the increased wealth and diversified industry of the whole country, but for the debt and taxation of the war, his condition would be vastly better than then. As it is, the wise, judicious and discriminating policy of the Republican party has rescued the country from the financial distress, the industrial prostration and disaster which in all history, before, have followed in the steps of a great civil rebellion. The burdens which fall upon laboring men have been lightened, and the debt and taxation are gradually growing less.
Stick to the Republican party which has saved the integrity of the government, and which by its fostering care of home industry, is doing far more for the poor man than ever has been done before. It is nothing less than insulting effrontery for the party which brought about the war, made the debt, and cause the necessity for burdensome taxation and high prices of living, to ask you, workingmen, to entrust them with another lease of power.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper celebrates the fact that the Grant administration has greatly improved the government's financial situation. The editors gloat that it must cause Democrats "intense sorrow" to see the government's finances in a much more "healthy" condition than they were under Johnson.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The paper reports that cholera is raging in Orrstown.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that registry lists for the election have been completed. The Court House has the lists for Guilford and the North Ward of Chambersburg, and the Indian Queen Hotel has the lists for the South Ward. The editors urge all Republicans to examine the lists, be sure their names are on it, and to fix any errors.Court Proceedings
(Column 01)Summary: The Repository reports on the proceedings of the County Court.
(Names in announcement: Judge King, Branton Williams, Elizabeth Williams, Bish Meads, James Hunter, John Diggs, William E. Tolbert, Barnet Long, Sarah B. Osbraugh, William Taylor, Jacob Wolfsberger, Jacob Spital, Isaac Derringer, Frederick Smith, Henry Wolf, Frank Jones, James Wilson, William Hamilton, Byers Wingert, William Baker, William Bowermaster, John R. Turner, Daniel Gilds, David C. Brandt, Elias Zearfoss, William Hafer, Benjamin Reisher, Fred Mish, J. D. Walk, James Auckerd, Sarah A. Myers, John Shatzer, John P. Rice, John Swingler, John W. Bowers, James Barnes, George Bruner, James C. Patton, Dr. James Robinson, Thomas Hoeflich, Jacob Heisy, Henry Burkhart, Henry Meads, Andrew Meads, John Ressner, Mary Nagle, John Mills, Peter Myers, Philip Weidner, Evaline Jamison, Nancy Adams, A. J. McCurdy, John R. Guyer, Elizabeth Banks, William McCane, Vincent Smith, John Lininger, Cyrus Kelly, Hugh B. Blair, John Allison, Samuel Noonan, Harman Holman, John Schifhirt, Hamilton Rowe, Michael Miller, Solomon Rohrer, Ed M'Cartney, Robert Stoner, D. J. Hepfer, Dr. John J. Oelig, John R. Turner, Daniel Baker, Harry Weaver, Robert Mohler, George W. Barnes, H. E. Palsgrove, William C. M'Nulty, Rice, Heffleman, Lewis Stull, William Bender, George Rodgers, Nat Sterling, John Harmony, Frank Spital, Kimmel, Stenger, Sharpe, Stewart, Samuel West, Matthew Sharpe , John Shope, George W. Byers, John Kauffman, Washington Johnston, Jeremiah Gordon, George Taylor, John Gsell, James E. Fagan, A. Resser, George W. Bentz)Full Text of Article:Orrstown Items
Court continued in session all last week, his Honor Judge King presiding. Below will be found a list of cases that were disposed of in various ways. The attendance was as large as usual, and the atmosphere of the Court Room was at different times anything but agreeable, all present suffering from the heat. Notwithstanding the Jurors had been previously notified, and due notice been given in the paper to those whose names had been drawn, there were sixteen men of the first week's panel who ought to have been here, who were absent. Those gentlemen might have got themselves into trouble, but the leniency of the Court saved them from costs for their negligence.
Com. vs. Branton Williams, Elizabeth Williams, Bish. Meads, James Hunter and John Diggs.--Conspiracy, on oath of Wm. E. Tolbert, et. al. Verdict guilty. Sentence--Branton and Elizabeth Williams to pay a fine of $1, cost of prosecution, and undergo an imprisonment in the Eastern penitantiary for a period of two years; James Hunter and Bish. Meads to undergo an imprisonment in the Eastern penitantiary for one year, and John Diggs to undergo an imprisonment of six months in the county jail.
Com. vs. Barnet Long--Seduction, Fornication and Bastardy, on oath of Sarah B. Osbraugh. True bill. Verdict guilty. The defendant was sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and costs of prosecution. This is one of the most peculiar cases on record in Franklin county, as the prosecutrix was but 15 years of age and the defendant 16 years of age. These circumstances influenced the court in no small degree in sentencing the defendant.
Com. vs. Wm. Taylor.--Larceny, on oath of Jacob Wolfsberger. True bill. Verdict not guilty.
Com. vs. Jacob Spital.--Adultery, on oath of Isaac Derringer. True bill. Verdict not guilty, but defendant to pay the costs of prosecution.
Com. vs. Frederick Smith.--Larceny, on oath of Henry Wolf. True bill. Defendant plead guilty and submitted to the Court, and was sentenced to pay a fine of one cent, costs of prosecution and undergo an imprisonment in the county jail, for a period of one month.
Com. vs. Frank Jones.--Assault and Battery, on oath of James Wilson. True bill. Defendant plead guilty, and sentenced by the Court to pay a fine of $1, and undergo an imprisonment in the county jail for a period of twenty days.
Com. vs. William Hamilton.--Horse Stealing, on oath of Byers Wingert. True bill. Verdict guilty.
Com. vs. William Hamilton.--Larceny. Defendant plead guilty.
Com. vs. William Bowermaster--Assault and Battery, on oath of William Baker. True bill. Verdict guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $1, costs of prosecution and undergo an imprisonment in the county jail for thirty days.
Com. vs. John R. Turner, charged with altering a Patent deed. Verdict guilty. Motion made for a new trial, which will be argued at the October term.
Com. Daniel Gilds and David C. Brandt, Conspiracy, on oath of Elias zerfoss. Verdict guilty. Motion made for a new trial.
Com. vs. Wm. Hafer, Benj. Reisher and Fred Mish--Refusing to build a road on oath of J. D. Walk. Verdict guilty. Motion made for a new trial.
Com. vs. Jas. Auckerd--Assault and Battery, on oath of Sarah A. Myers. Verdict not guilty, and costs equally divided between the parties.
The following bills were ignored by the Grand Jury:--Com. vs. John Shatzer and John P. Rice, prosecutor to pay costs. Com. vs. John Swingler, county to pay costs. Com. vs. John W. Bowers, county to pay costs; Com. vs. James Barnes, prosecutor to pay costs; Com. vs. George Bruner and Robert Stoner, prosecutor to pay costs; Com. vs. James C. Patton, et. al; Com. vs. Dr. James Robinson, et. al; Com. vs. Thomas Hoeflich, three bills; Com. vs. Jacob Heisy; Com. vs. Henry Burkhart, county to pay the costs; Com. vs. Henry Meads, prosecutrix to pay the costs; Com vs. Andrew Meads, prosecutor to pay the costs; Com. vs. John Reasner; Com. vs. Mary Nagle, costs paid by the parties; Com. vs. John Mills, county to pay the costs; Com. vs. James Auckerd, two bills, prosecutors to pay the costs; Com. vs. Peter Myers, prosecutrix to pay the costs; Com. vs. Philip Weidner, prosecutrix to pay the costs; Com. vs. Evaline Jamison, county to pay the costs; Com. vs. Nancy Adams, county to pay the costs.
Cases in which a Nolle Prosqui was entered: Com. vs. A. J. McCurdy; Com. vs. John B. Guyer; Com. vs. Elizabeth Banks; Com. vs. Wm. McCane, two bills; Com. vs. Vincent Smith; Com. vs. John Lininger; Com. vs. Cyrus Kelly; Com. vs. Hugh B. Blair; Com. vs. John Allison; Com. vs. Samuel Noonan; Com. vs. Harman Holman; Com. vs. John Schifhirt; Com. vs. Hamilton Rowe; Com. vs. Michael Miller, two bills; Com. vs. Solomon Rohrer, et. al; Com. vs. Ed. M'Cartney; Com. vs. Robert Stoner; Com. vs. James Barnes.
The following cases were continued:--Com. vs. D. J. Hepfer; Com. vs. Dr. John J. Oelig; Com. vs. John R. Turner; Com. vs. Daniel Baker, et. al. four bills; Com. vs. Harry Weaver; Com. vs. Robert Mohler; Com. vs. George W. Barnes; Com. vs. H. E. Palsgrove.
The following licenses were granted:--Wm. C. M'Nulty, wholesale liquor store, Chambersburg; Rice & Heffleman, restaurant, Chambersburg.
The following licenses were refused:--Lewis Stull, restaurant, Quincy; William Bender, restaurant, Marion; George Rodgers, restaurant, Chambersburg; Nat. Sterling, wholesale liquor store, Mercersburg.
The second week of Court opened on Monday morning, at 9:30 A.M. A number of petitions and motions were heard.
At 10 A. M. the trial of John Harmony, for the murder of Frank Spital, was commenced. Kimmel and Stenger for Com., Sharpe and Stewart for defendant. Twenty-eight jurors were drawn before the proper number was placed in the box. The following is a list of the selected jurors: Sam'l West, Matthew Sharpe, John Shope, George W. Byers, John Kauffman, Washington Johnston, Jeremiah Gordon, George Taylor, John Gsell, James E. Fagan, A. Resser, George W. Bentz. At 11 A. M. the Court adjourned. In the afternoon witnesses were examined and testimony closed. Yesterday morning the counsel for the prisoner and commonwealth addressed the jury. A verdict was not rendered previous to going to press. Want of space prevents us from giving a fuller account of the proceedings at this time.
(Column 02)Summary: The Church of God Sabbath School held a picnic in the grove of William L. Smith. Addresses were delivered by pastor Rev. W. L. Jones, and by Rev. J. Lloyd, pastor of the Methodist Church. The school has been in successful operation since 1846. Knisely and Powders held an auction of dry goods, notions, hats, boots, and shoes.New Railroad
(Names in announcement: William L. Smith, Rev. W. L. Jones, Rev. J. Lloyd)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that plans are underway to build a railroad in the Valley. The proposed line will leave the Pennsylvania railroad at Mt. Union, travel through Cowan's Gap via Mercersburg to South Mountain near the Caledonia Iron Works, and then to New Cumberland. Connection will then be made with the Lebanon Valley railroad. The editors endorse the scheme. "This road once built could not but pay, as there is no richer ore region in Pennsylvania than the country through which it would pass."[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: John Robinson's circus will exhibit in Chambersburg today. "The programme promises the greatest variety of animals in the world, and more talented performers than any circus and menagerie that has ever been here." Te act includes performing elephants, tigers, lions, wild dogs, bears, buffaloes, chimpanzees, 150 men and 250 horses.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: A monthly journal entitled the "Silver Cornet" has begun publication in Chambersburg. It is devoted to the interests of cornet bands, and includes music arranged by F. J. Keller. A subscription can be had for $3.00 from P.D. Frey and Co. Publishers, Chambersburg.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: F. J. Keller, P. D. Frey)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper announces that the history of the 126th Pa. Regiment will be published in book form, not as a series in the Repository as previously announced. The manuscript is now in the Repository Job Office.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: William Blair Gilmore, ticket agent for the Cumberland Valley Railroad, announces that almost 5,000 were sold for transportation for the Methodist camp meeting held near Red Barn Station. The total includes 1,448 tickets sold at Shippensburg, and 1,057 sold at Chambersburg.Removal
(Names in announcement: William Blair Gilmore)
(Column 03)Summary: Dr. Wright has moved his office into the second story of Mrs. Bard's building across from the Court House. "Dr. Wright's long experience in the departments of surgical and mechanical dentistry is a guarantee that all work done by him will give satisfaction. As an operator upon the teeth, Dr. Wright stands prominent with the most skilled in his profession."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. Wright, Mrs. Bard)
(Column 03)Summary: The paper concedes that the past year was a difficult one for local merchants, but insists that advertising will help Chambersburg "regain the trade that she had previous to the fire."[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The Silver Cornet Band of Chambersburg serenaded town newspaper editors. The paper pronounced the concert "a rich treat of excellent music."Open Air Concert
(Column 03)Summary: The Silver Cornet Band will give an open-air concert on the "Rose Dale" grounds opposite the Montgomery House. The paper urges citizens to attend the event.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The Republican County Committee organized permanently on Saturday by electing Col. Theodore McGowan chairman. The next meeting will be held on September 4th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Col. Theodore McGowan)
(Column 03)Summary: The German Building Association held a sale of money at which two $250 shares brought 31 1/2 and 33 1/2 respectively.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The congregation of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church will occupy their building on September 1st.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The members of the U. B. Church are holding an ongoing meeting in New Franklin. It is being well-attended.Married
(Column 04)Summary: George W. Bingaman and Miss Martha Brien, both of Franklin, were married on July 27th by the Rev. A. Tripner.Married
(Names in announcement: George W. Bingaman, Martha Brien, Rev. A. Tripner)
(Column 04)Summary: Samuel Thomas and Miss Elmira Fleagle, both of Horse Valley, were married at the U. B. Parsonage on July 28th by the Rev. J. G. Schaff.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel Thomas, Elmira Fleagle, Rev. J. G. Schaff)
(Column 04)Summary: John N. Ricker and Miss Barbara A. Snider, both of St. Thomas, were married in Chambersburg on August 11th by the Rev. Dr. Kieffer.Married
(Names in announcement: John N. Ricker, Barbara A. Snider, Rev. Dr. Kieffer)
(Column 04)Summary: Andrew Dingler and Emma Rebecca M'Gowan of Hamilton were married on August 11th at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. H. B. Davison.Died
(Names in announcement: Andrew Dingler, Emma Rebecca M'Gowan, Rev. H. B. Davison)
(Column 04)Summary: Henry Werdebaugh died at Bridgeport on August 8th. He was 70 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Henry Werdebaugh)
(Column 04)Summary: Mary Horner Allison, daughter of Isaac Allison, died at Bridgeport on August 7th. She was 4 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Horner Allison, Isaac Allison)
(Column 04)Summary: Lottie R. Heintzelman, daughter of A. W. and S. A. Heintzelman, died near Fayetteville on August 7th. He was 1 year old.
(Names in announcement: Lottie R. Heintzelman, A. W. Heintzelman, S. A. Heintzelman)