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Franklin Repository: September 08, 1869

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Democratic County Convention
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Summary: The paper discusses the results of the Democratic convention, always emphasizing the crass and self-interested motives that led party members to choose their candidates for office. The paper expresses confidence that Republicans can beat most of them easily.
(Names in announcement: Col. J. B. Orr, John D. DeGolly, O. C. Bowers, Capt. G. W. Skinner, William Reber, Hiram M. White, Leonard Leidy, Benjamin M. Powell, T. D. French, George W. Welsh, B. A. Cormany, M. D. Reymer, Hiram T. Snider, Jacob Cook)
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On Tuesday of last week the Democracy of Franklin county assembled in Convention in the Court House, and "set up the pins" for the Republicans to knock down again, as they have done mainly for a good many years back. Col. J. B. Orr, who can always be counted on in emergencies, presided, and John D. DeGolly, of Greencastle, an incipient Democrat, whose name was not bequeathed from sire to son, and O. C. Bowers, of St. Thomas, were Secretaries. Thus equipped the Convention proceeded to the business in hand, that of making nominations, and upon the whole they did it as satisfactorily, and put as fine men up for defeat as one would wish to look upon. The managers, who have their headquarters in Chambersburg, had for the greater convenience and facility of the delegates, arranged the ticket, or made the slate, in advance of the Convention, so that there was nothing to do except to put the seal of authority upon their action. Though a little restive, and at times showing that they would rather set up housekeeping for themselves, the delegates submitted to the dictation of the ring with becoming patience, and proved themselves worthy members of the party whose creed does not allow individual thought and action.

The first proposition submitted to the Convention was the nomination of our young and really amiable friend, Capt. G. W. Skinner, for Assembly, which well nigh started the old soldiers of the party out of their propriety. They had come together to nominate men whose years were at least a guaranty that they might have labored in the Democratic cause, but to nominate one for the most important position, that of State Legislator, whose manhood cast no shadow, behind him, was a disregard for the wheel horses of the party that might well create a flutter. The questions, "What has Skinner done for the party that should receive this nomination?" "Hasn't Skinner been more than compensated already by his election to the County Treasurership?" were vainly asked, because they received no replies, and it crept their wool we beg pardon, the wool is only a figure of speech--that the thing was set up, and there was no help for it. They were reconciled, however, when they understood that Skinner was merely intended as a figure-head to the ticket, to round it out and give it symmetry, and that there was not the slightest danger that he or any other Democrat could be elected over M'Knight. So he was nominated. We would urge him not to allow his nomination to interrupt his study of the law, which we are informed he is industriously pursuing, with a view of adopting the legal profession. A careful study of the principles of law and a few years practice will do much to fit him for the responsible duties of a law maker; and when maturity of years comes we have no doubt, if called, he will do honor both to the position and himself.

William Reber, of Southampton, who was swung around the circle of the party for more years than he would like to say, and piteously begged a nomination, at different times, for every office in the county, has at last received the reward of his perseverance and assiduity. He was placed on the ticket for County Treasurer. It is safe to say that he is the most inveterate political barnacle in the memory of the oldest inhabitant. He may hope to be elected after he has run as many years as he has been seeking a nomination, scarcely before. Among his competitors for nomination were Hiram M. White of Chambersburg; Leonard Leidy, of Mercersburg; Benjamin M. Powell, of Antrim, and T. D. French, of Waynesboro. It was thought advisable to conciliate White, who seemed dissatisfied and angry, by the appointment of Chairman of the County Committee. The offer was made, White saw Packer's money bags in the distance, with a reasonable probablility of some of them drifting hitherward; his wrath abated, he swallowed his disappointment and accepted. White was sensible.

The nomination for Prothonotary was given to George W. Welsh, Esq., of Waynesboro, by acclamation. Whether Mr. Welsh be elected or not, and we don't intend that he shall if we can help it, we are pleased that he received the nomination. If not elected, he has this advantage, that he is trained to disappointments. For a long time he labored to secure the office of District Attorney. Once the people disappointed him. He was fairly nominated, but when the votes were counted out he lacked "a few." Another time he was confident of the nomination, but just when he was grasping it, his friend Stenger told him that he had better wait until next time, that he wanted it himself. Thus he has been trained to political adversity, which is a very good thing in a candidate for political office, and may be of use to him in the approaching election.

B. A. Cormany, of Chambersburg, was nominated for Clerk of the Courts. His nomination is a fair one, and was made with little effort on his part. His principal opponent was a young gentleman from Greencastle, M. D. Reymer, who joined the Democracy about a year ago, beong led thereto by promises of reward. The quiet rebuke he received at the hands of the Convention has probably taught him that he paid an extravagant price for his whistle.

For the nomination of Register and Recorder Hiram T. Snider, of Fayetteville, and Jacob Cook, of Upton, were both candidates. There were no truer disciples of Democratic faith before the Convention than these two men, nor could they be found in the party. Their highest ambition is to see their party in power, and their idea of a perfect government is one adminstered by Democrats, of the old Breckenridge type. Snyder proved the stronger man and was nominated. He is popular in his party, but can poll no more votes than his party strength, which is just enough to defeat him.

The disappointed, and they are much the largest number, have our sympathy. Though disappointed now, after the election they will rejoice that they are not numbered among the slain.

Something to Stand Upon
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Summary: The paper reports on and analyzes the Democratic platform adopted at their recent convention. The editors remain confident that the Republicans can defeat it.
(Names in announcement: Asa Packer, Cyrus L. Pershing)
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The Democratic Convention last week, unwilling to send candidates of their making out upon the sea of politics without something to stand upon, constructed for them a platform, or a raft, or something which they hope may be able to float. It is built of the same material which they have been using for years, and which has rarely been able to withstand a Republican gale. Last fall a similar one was wrecked in the October storm, and nearly the whole crew sent to the bottom. Still they have faith in the thing, and mean to try it again.

The first plank, endorsing the platform of the Democratic State Convention, merely copies a time-honored resolution, for it has done duty in similar County Conventions from time immemorial. The names of Asa Packer and Cyrus L. Pershing are introduced, it is true, which may be called new. Why Packer should be called a "clear headed statesman," or Pershing "the able jurist," fails to appear except on the old rule, lucus a non lucendo.

The second advocates retrenchment and reform, and the restoration of public affairs back to old fashioned simplicity and integrity. These are Republican sentiments out of the mouths of Democrats. But as long as the Democracy only talk them and never act them, few people will be willing to believe them. It was only last winter that they gave the lie to their words, by one half of the Democratic members of the Legislature voting to increase their pay from $1,000 to $1,500. But that the Republican members almost unanimously opposed the iniquitous measure, they would have taken many thousands of dollars out of the State treasury and put them into their own pockets. It is a matter of general experience, that while the Democracy talk retrenchment and reform largely, the Republican party alone is given to carrying these measures into effect.

The next resolution announces a doctrine once universally accepted as Democratic, but now generally discarded by the party outside the limits of Pennsylvania. We give it entire.

"Resolved, That the efforts of our opponents to give the ignorant negro the ballot is subversive of the best interests of the white man; that the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment by the Radical majority of the Republican Legislature was a fraud on the people, and in direct opposition to their wishes, and it should be repealed forthwith."

It is a pity when this doctrine was announced last week that there were such places as Massachusetts and the dozen Southern States, in all of which the Democracy have repudiated it, for here in Pennsylvania and at the "Corners" it is just the thing. It would be unfortunate to bring John Quincy Adams, Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, into this region to make speeches, for he represents a party which declares itself in favor of universal suffrage. But then Democracy is all things to all men, if thereby it can but persuade the people to entrust it with offices and the spoils arising therefrom. What a commentary it is upon the "time honored" that it can no longer agree upon what shall be dead and what living issues. Without a principle it has fallen lower and lower until, a mere political harlot, it is ready to sell itself for spoils.

Then follows a resolution which, we think, intended to say that it was the duty of the Commonwealth to pay all the losses of property suffered by the citizens of the border counties, by reason of the late rebellion, but which failed to say anything of the kind. It makes no odds though, no one will misapprehend it. Both political parties in the border counties are alike anxious to see these just claims paid by the State. While this is true no one is so blind to his own interest as not to perceive that the election of Republicans to the Legislature from these counties will be far more likely to accomplish this result than the election of Democrats, however friendly to the measure they may be. The Spirit says that while the Republican party has been largely in the majority it has refused to make any compensation, and that, on the contrary, the Democratic members have shown a willingness to do so. It is a sufficient answer to this that the willingness of a hopeless minority was perfectly safe and harmless, but if they had been in a majority they would have been as slow as the Republican members to assume the responsibility of imposing a tax of three million on the tax payers of the State, which however just would have been exceedingly unpopular. The true state of the case is this, Legislatures are always loath to burden the State for the exclusive benefit of a section. This last Legislature was more than two-thirds Republican. The next one will scarcely be less so. If then the people of Franklin, and the other border counties, desire to secure compensation for their losses, they are far more likely to accomplish it by sending members who are in political sympathy with the majority. This is so simple and reasonable that no one can fail to see the force of it. To send Democratic members from these counties to the Legislature with a view to getting compensation would be like sending a man's enemy to him to ask a favor, instead of sending a friend.

The last resolution is a little diluted claptrap to the laboring man, which the laboring man will take at just what it is worth.

More Good News
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Summary: The paper celebrates the success of the Grant administration at reducing the debt.
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The Republican party and Gen. Grant still religiously keep their pledges made to the people in the Presidential campaign of 1868. Economy and retrenchment, and the payment of the National Debt were no catch penny phrases to win votes, and to be abandoned as soon as the votes were secured. A cheering feature to the whole people is that the monthly statement of the National finances always shows a larger reduction of the debt than was anticipated. In last week's issue of the REPOSITORY we stated on the authority of the news from Washington, as to the approaching statement, that there would be little if any reduction of the debt during the month of August, owing to the payment of the semi-annual pensions. A few days after, when the report was made public by Secretary Boutwell, a reduction of $5,604,234, was shown, making since the 1st of March last an aggregate amount of debt paid off of $49,500,758, or an average annual reduction of One Hundred millions. It has always seemed to us that the Democracy themselves have furnished the most satisfactory vindication of President Grant, by their ridiculous attempts to ridicule his visits throughout the country during the summer months. If it were possible to find any real, valid, objection to any of his official acts, how gladly would they turn from the former, and arraign his administration before the people for the latter. That they are unable to produce anything whatever, has filled them with frantic despair. Each monthly statement of the National finances adds to their discomfiture and mortification, and though a misfortune to the whole country, they would hail a season of financial ruin and embarrassment with genuine satisfaction.

Last year they claimed to prove by the incontestible evidence of figures that the end of the fiscal year would show a deficit of one hundred and fifty millions of dollars, that is, that the expenditures of the Government would exceed the receipts by that sum. A trifling error in their reckoning of two hundred millions, was all. Prophets of evil, they strove to the utmost to make their statements good, but Grant and the Republican party disappointed them, and hence these tears.

A Correction
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Summary: The paper sarcastically refutes the rumor that Asa Packer, Democratic candidate for governor, raised and equipped a Union regiment during the war. The editors joke that such a revelation would cost Packer thousands of Democratic votes.
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For the sake of that large class of Democratic voters who from principle would be driven away from the support of Packer for Governor, if it were true, we brand the story that he equipped a regiment of Union soldiers, during the war, as an unmitigated Republican lie, got up to injure him in the esteem of the Democratic party.

If this fabrication were to be credited by the Democracy throughout the State, Packer would lose a hundred thousand votes. Not even the fact that he publicly entertained that prince of Copperheads, Vallandigham, at what was thought to be his residence in Mauch Chunk, or that he judiciously retired to Europe when his country was struggling in the grasp of a mighty rebellion, or that he swindled his native town out of her just taxes, nor all of these, though they are highly creditable from a Democratic point of view, could save him from ignominious defeat.

We hasten to assure such Democrats as still cherish in the green and tender recollection the memory of the "lost cause," and sincerely mourn its defeat, that not through any act or deed of Asa Packer, was its melancholy and untimely end brought about or hastened.

We quote the following from a recent number of the Mauch Chunk Gazette, and expect the Democratic journals throughout the State to thank us for this prompt act of justice:

'Somebody has started the report that our worthy townsman (whom the Democracy would take away from us and transfer to the insalubrious atmosphere of Harrisburg) raised and equipped a regiment of soldiers during the war--Union soldiers, we suppose, is meant; the report does not say which. But we are able, on the best authority, to brand this story as a base slander, concocted to injure him with that class of voters who were in the habit of denouncing the soldiers for the Union as "Lincoln hirelings," &c. Not a person here in Mauch Chunk, his apparent residence, would have the hardihood to charge that Judge Packer ever equipped or recruited a single soldier during the late war. The nearest approach to it was his well-known offer on behalf of the Lehigh Valley Railroad to its employees--who might volunteer to defend its and Judge Packer's property from the rebel raiders."

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Summary: The paper prints a description of road-building projects planned in Franklin County.
(Names in announcement: I. H. M. M'Cauley, Thad M. Mahon, Benjamin Sollenberger, Daniel Sollenberger, Jacob Clippinger, Michael Cressler, Benjamin Johnston, Jacob Golden, Samuel Kyner, John Funk, Henry Bonebrake, Jacob Frantz, Nicholas Bonebrake, Samuel Leidy, Michael Harclerode, Christian Bitner, Henry Small, Adam VanderauJr., Emanuel Kuhn, Henry Tritle, Jacob Lehman, James Mullen, Seth Dickey, James D. M'Dowell, John S. Petrie, John Downey, Benjamin Snively, John Kennedy, Franklin Miller, Robert McIlvaney, John Price, Jonathan Foreman, Emanuel Kuhn, John Benedict, Adam Essig, William P. Weagly, John Good, James Burns, James Stoner, John Johnston, A. B. Stoler, Jacob Forney, Benjamin Reisher, Daniel Reisher, Samuel F. Greenawalt, Samuel M. Armstrong, Samuel Seibert, William Skinner, O. N. Lull, A. H. Etter, John Downey, Joseph Honer, Jacob Unger, Samuel Myers, John B. Kauffman, Dr. Max Kennedy, John Kyner, Jacob Overcash, Eyster, Heyser, C. M. Burnett, John Downey, John Frey, Daniel Palmer, Charles Gillen, William Frey, E. J. Bonebrake, Frederick Gelwix, A. D. Caufman, John Hammond, Hugh R. Craig, Emanuel Kuhn, John Goetz, Jacob R. Smith, S. S. Hummer, D. Shoemaker, J. Humming, S. M. Armstrong, John K. Keyser, S. M. Armstrong, Albertus Miller, R. P. M'Farland)
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The REPOSITORY will, in the future keep its readers posted on the action taken by the court in relation to roads in different parts of the county. This will be a matter of general interest, as well as desired information to the particular localities that desire home improvements. On the 5th of January, 1869, the following order, at the request of the court, was drawn up by I. H. M'Cauley, Esq:

It is ordered by the Court, that the Clerk of the Quarter Sessions procure a proper Docket, to be labelled "Road Docket for the Court," in which it shall be his duty to make brief entries of all the proceedings on each case by themselves on consecutive pages, and giving the date of the presentation of the original petition, the route of the road, or the location of the proposed bridge, the number and date of each order of view, re-view, or re-review, and the dates of the filing of the report thereon, including the names of the persons allowed damages in each of said reports, and the amount allowed to each of such persons, and all other proceedings in the case, so as to show at a glance all that may have been done in each case, and the said Clerk shall, for his services, be entitled to a reasonable compensation, to be fixed by the Court and paid by the county."

Thad. M. Mahon, Esq., the efficient Clerk of the Courts, has procured the docket as authorized by the above order, and from it we make the following extracts in regard to road cases presented before court at the August term:

No. 1. A road to lead from a point between the houses of Benjamin and Daniel Sollenberger, in Hamilton township, on the public road leading from Chambersburg to Pleasant Hall, and to end on the public road leading from Chambersburg to Keefer's Store, at or near the house of Daniel Hoover, in said township, was confirmed nisi April 12th, 1869, and ordered to be opened thirty feet wide, and August 13th, 1869, was confirmed absolutely in open court. No damages.

No. 2. Beginning at a point on the public road leading from Means' saw mill, at the line between lands of Jacob Clippinger and Michael Cressler, and to lead to a point on the Franklin and Cumberland county line, near the dwelling house on lands of Healhuns' heirs, and to intersect a public road in Cumberland county recently laid out. Confirmed nisi April 13th, 1869, and ordered to be opened thirty feet wide, and confirmed absolutely August 27th, 1869.

No. 3. To widen a road between the following points, to wit: That part of the road starting at the lime kiln of Benjamin Johnston, in Southampton township, on the Chambersburg and Harrisburg turnpike, and thence running to where the public road leading to Shippensburg intersects said road. April 12th, 1869, report confirmed nisi, and ordered to open road twenty-two feet wide. Damages to the amount of $16 were allowed to Jacob Golden and $10 to Samuel Kyner. August 9th, 1869, exceptions filed.

No. 4. From the road leading from George Horner's, on the turnpike, to Mt. Alto Forge, at a point where lands of John Funk, of H., and Henry Bonebrake join, to a point on the road from Hopewell mill to the turnpike, where the lands of Jacob Frantz and Nicholas Bonebrake join. Petition filed April 12, 1869; viewers appointed April 20; confirmed nisi August 19th.

No. 5. From a point where the Upton road intersects the road leading from the Greencastle road, in Guilford township, opposite Samuel Leidy's house to Cashtown, to the first hollow East of Whitmyer's Corner, on the public road leading from Frederick's mill to Marion. August 11th, 1869, confirmed nisi, and ordered to be opened twenty-five feet wide. Whitmyer was allowed $25 damages.

Petitions for Views

Guilford township.--From a point in the public road leading from Brough & Foltz's mill to the Greencastle road, in Guilford township, at or near the point where the land of Michael Harclerode and Christian Bitner's heirs join, to a point on the Pine Stump road, leading from Marion to Greencastle, at or near where the land of Henry Small and Adam Vanderau, Jr., join. August 10th, 1869, court appointed Emanuel Kuhn, Henry Tritle and Jacob Lehman viewers.

Metal township.--Sections taken by Ahl & Bro. on Path Valley road; ist section, 1 mile long commencing at the township line, and extending to a point 54 rods South of Mount Pleasant office. Section 2, 1 mile long, commencing at a point 34 rods South of Mount Pleasant office to a marked chestnut post, on the hill North of the Zer house. August 20th, 1869, court appointed James Mullen, Seth Dickey and James D. M'Dowell viewers.

Antrim township.--From a point on the Shady Grove and Hagerstown road, near the dwelling house of John S. Petrie, to the vicinity of Salem church. August 10th, 1869, court appointed John Downey, Benjamin Snively and John Kennedy viewers.

Washington township.--From the Wharf road, to the Waynesboro and Greencastle turnpike road, at or near a point where the lands of Franklin Miller adjoin the lands of Robert McIlvaney, in said township, and to end on the public road leading from Waynesboro, by way of Mt. Hope, to Chambersburg, at or near a point where the lands of John Price adjoin the lands of Jonathan Foreman's heirs, in said township. August 10th, 1869, court appointed Emanuel Kuhn, John Benedict and Adam Essig viewers.

Beginning on a private road or lane, leading from the dwelling house of Wm. P. Weagly, petitioner, in said township, to lands of John Good, at or near a point where the lands of James Burn's join lands of James Stoner and others, and ending on a public road leading from Waynesboro to Ringgold, Md., at or near a point opposite the house of John Johnston. August 10th, 1869, court appointed A. B. Stoler, John H. Johnston Jacob Forney viewers.

Hamilton township.--From a point on the Brough Mill road, in said township, at the line between lands of Benj. and Daniel Reisher, to follow said line to the land of Samuel F. Greenawalt, petitioner. August 10th, 1869, the court appointed Samuel M. Armstrong, Samuel Seibert and William Skinner viewers.

August 21st, 1869, court appointed O. N. Lull, A. H. Etter and John Downey viewers to view embankment and causeway at the bridge near Brough's mill.

Letterkenny township.--To commence at a point on the public road running from the Strasburg and Chambersburg road to Pleasant Hall, on or near the line of Joseph Honer and Jacob Unger, thence the nearest and best route until it intersects the public road leading from Greenvillage and Strasburg public road to Pleasant Hall, at a point on lands of Samuel Myers. August 9th, 1869, court appointed John B. Kauffman, Dr. Max Kennedy and John Kyner viewers.

Hamilton and Guilford townships.--From a point on the Warm Spring road, at or near the house of Jacob Overcash, in Hamilton township, to a point on the public road leading from Chambersburg to Brough's Mill, at or near the point of said last named road, where the lands of Eyster & Heyser and C. M. Burnett's heirs come, which is near the place where the present lane or private road leaves the Brough mill road and leads toward the Hollywell Paper Mill, in Guilford township. August 27th, 1869, court appointed John Downey, John Frey and Daniel Palmer viewers.

St. Thomas township.--Re-view. Commencing at or near the Franklin Furnace, in said township, and to end on a public road running from the furnace to Charles Gillen's on the Chambersburg turnpike, at or near the house of William Frey. August 10th, 1869, court appointed E. J. Bonebrake, Frederick Gelwix and A. D. Caufman re-viewers.

Montgomery township--To lead from a point at or near the barn of John hammond, on the road leading from Welsh Run to Hagerstown, to a point on the road leading from Locust Level school house to the Broad fording, between the respective residences of Jacob Reed and Hugh B. Craig, in said township. August 10th, 1869, court appointed Emanuel Kuhn, John Goetz and Jacob R. Smith viewers.

To begin on a public road leading from Lindsay's bridge to the Greencastle and Williamsport turnpike, at a point near the dwelling of S. S. Hummer, in the township of Montgomery, and to end on a public road from Mercersburg to Hagerstown at a point where a private road enters the public road from Mercersburg to Hagerstown, between the residences of D. Shoemaker and J. Humming. August 10th, 1869, court appointed S. M. Armstrong, S. S. Hummer and John K. Keyser viewers.

From Mercersburg to Clearspring road, near Camp Hill, to the Williamsport road near Locust Level school house. August 10th, 1869, court appointed S. M. Armstrong, Albertus Miller and R. P. M'Farland re-viewers.

Sudden Death
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Summary: George Mitchell, "an old and well-known citizen of Antrim," died suddenly at his residence near Greencastle. He was 58 years old. He was the only son of James Mitchell and leaves a number of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. "Mr. M. had been in town on Thursday, looking as hale and hearty as in his younger days, and being a man of lively temperment, every familiar face he met, bid him the friendly greeting, 'How are you?' and every ear listened to his sallies of wit and repartee; but little did his joyous friends think that ere another half revolution of the dial of time he would be numbered with the dead." "Paralysis" was the cause of death.
(Names in announcement: George Mitchell, James Mitchell)
Death From Eating Matches
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Summary: The daughter of Harry S. Myers of Fayetteville died after eating the heads off a number of matches. She became sick after eating the matches, but the doctor believed she would recover. She became dangerously ill, however, after drinking water, and died after she took a second drink after recovering from the first.
(Names in announcement: Harry S. Myers)
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Summary: Some representatives of a proposed railroad venture came to Franklin to examine the ore beds in Mercersburg, Loudon, and Path Valley. They came away impressed, and it appears the people of Mercersburg will get their desired railroad. "Now a word to the citizens of Loudon and Path Valley: it is for you to say whether you will take advantage of the splendid opportunity that is presented for increasing the value of your property, developing your lands, and palcing the products of your farms within an easy access of market."
Quick Work
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Summary: The paper reports that H. Seirer's furniture manufactoring establishment is ready for business again after being destroyed in a fire. Within five weeks Seirer had rebuilt and resumed production.
(Names in announcement: H. Seirer)
[No Title]
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Summary: Capt. William C. M'Knight, Republican candidate for the legislature, was in town last week. He is a native of Antrim, a "hard-working farmer," and a candidate with previous legislative experience. For these reasons, the paper believes he will defeat his rival, who was picked mostly because he was "available."
(Names in announcement: Capt. William C. M'Knight)
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Summary: T. B. Jenkins and R. P. Hazelet of the Franklin County Horticultural Society announce that the delegates to the Pomological Convention in Philadelphia on the 15th will receive specimens of fruits to take with them.
(Names in announcement: T. B. Jenkins, R. P. Hazelet)
Soldiers' Monumental Association
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Summary: A meeting of the members of the Franklin County Soldiers' Monumental Association will be held in the rooms occupied by Judge Rowe in Elder, Austin, and Fletcher's banking house. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss plans to raise money for a soldiers' monument.
[No Title]
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Summary: The Chambersburg Academy opened on Wednesday with 60 students in attendance. Dr. Shumaker has had to turn down some applicants for lack of space.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Shumaker)
[No Title]
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Summary: The presiding elder of the district including Franklin appointed Rev. F. Dyson pastor of the Second Methodist Church of Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. Dyson)
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Summary: Hugh Smith and Miss Susan M. Davis, both of Orrstown, were married at the Montgomery House on August 31st by the Rev. I. N. Hays.
(Names in announcement: Hugh Smith, Susan M. Davis, Rev. I. N. Hays)
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Summary: Joseph S. Bittinger and Miss Rebecca J. Black, both of Fayetteville, were married at the parsonage of the Central Presbyterian Church on August 31st by the Rev. I. N. Hays.
(Names in announcement: Joseph S. Bittinger, Rebecca J. Black, Rev. I. N. Hays)
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Summary: William Rummel died near Chambersburg on August 28th. He was 68 years old.
(Names in announcement: William Rummel)
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Summary: Harry A. Crooks, son of W. W. and Ellie M. Crooks, died in Fayetteville of cholera infantum on August 30th. He was 1 year old.
(Names in announcement: Harry A. Crooks, W. W. Crooks, Ellie M. Crooks)
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Summary: Barbara Alice Myers, daughter of Harry S. and Sarah Myers, died in Fayetteville on September 4th. She was 2 years old.
(Names in announcement: Barbara Alice Myers, Harry S. Myers, Sarah Myers)
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Summary: Mrs. Jane Davison died in Greencastle on August 28th. She was 87 years old.
(Names in announcement: Jane Davison)
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Summary: John Flickinger Mason, infant son of David and Martha Mason, died near Dry Run on August 23rd.
(Names in announcement: John Flickinger Mason, David Mason, Martha Mason)
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Summary: Hannah Brandt died at Dry Run on August 24th. She was 79 years old.
(Names in announcement: Hannah Brandt)
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Summary: Peter Shearer died in Amberson's Valley on August 24th. He was 66 years old.
(Names in announcement: Peter Shearer)
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Summary: John Swartz died at his residence in Montgomery on August 27th. He was 49 years old.
(Names in announcement: John Swartz)

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