Franklin Repository: October 13, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper asserts that the results of today's election will uphold or besmirch Pennsylvania's record of loyalty and human freedom. The editors criticize Democrats for appealing to racism as a campaign tactic.
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To-DAY (Tuesday) closes the political campaign, and determines not only who shall be Governor of Pennsylvania, who fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court, who shall fill our Legislative and our County offices, but whether the Commonwealth which sent three hundred and fifty thousand of her sons forth to battle against slavery and oppression, and in favor of human freedom will be true to herself and her glorious record. In view of the gravity of this question, the triumph of any man as an individual sinks into insignificance. The success of Geary or the election of Packer will certainly gratify the self esteem of the individual who wins, but only as the representative of principles can the election of either concern the body of voters.
As yet, which of the candidates will be elected we do not care to predict, but before the paper goes to press will try to furnish as full returns as possible. If Geary be re-elected Governor, we do not regard the result so much a proof of the strength of the man as that of the fixed and determined adherence of the loyal voters of the State to the progressive and liberal ideas of Republicanism, and opposition to the exploded slave theories of the Democracy. On the part of the latter party the contest has been waged without making a single step forward, as it has done in many of the States, and that delapidated institution, the "nigger," has furnished food for all the small bore politicians and journalists in the State.
With one exception the Democratic campaign was conducted without developing a single live issue. The exception is worthy of note. The party boasted loudly when Packer was nominated that his immense wealth should be employed to secure his election. Whether or not he is elected the boast was not made without his approval. Though acknowledging the weakness of their cause by refusing to debate the grounds upon which they claimed the suffrage of the people, they flooded the State from one extreme to the other, with Packer's illgotten wealth; they strove to succeed by pandering to the cupidity, and the need of the people. We earnestly hope and confidently believe that the honest impulses of our voters will prompt them to spurn the bribe and reject with scorn the miserable tools who bring them, but if they do not, the Republicans can cherish the consolation that though defeated at the polls, they have not befouled the proud and honorable record of their party. If defeated they are not disgraced. If successful the honorable men in the Democratic party must hang their heads in shame.
(Column 01)Summary: The Franklin County Fair closed last week and was generally pronounced a failure. The farmers seemed to have little interest in exhibiting, citing the low premiums. There were few agricultural implements, and small crowds examined the building for fancy articles, including quilts, crochet work, etc. The one are that drew great interest was the horse racing. "We found Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans and members of all churches, and in some instances ministers, enjoying these trials of speed as much as those who say 'hoss' instead of horse." The editors suggest eliminating the races at future fairs in order to keep the attention on the agricultural exhibitions.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The regular meeting of the Franklin County Horticultural Society was held on Tuesday. A number of persons were elected to membership. A committee was formed to audit all claims against the society. Thanks were tendered to the ladies for donations of cake and other goods for the fair and festival. The society is seeking out larger meeting rooms, since it now numbers more than 60 members. It has also been decided to admit lady members.Fatal and Distressing Accident
(Names in announcement: Joseph G. Cressler, John E. Shively, M. E. Batton, C. W. Cressler, Solomon Shively, William Dice, J. H. Keefer, S. W. Sollenberger, Daniel Herman, Jacob Eberly, William A. Hazelet, John Huber, Dr. J. M'Lanahan, D. K. Wunderlich, Adam F. Smith, Robert Mahon, B. Y. Hamsher, Jacob Henninger, John B. Davison, J. W. Douglass, H. B. Davison, William E. Tolbert, Dr. E. Culbertson, Frank Henderson, Jenkins, Hazelet, Boyle)
(Column 02)Summary: Dr. J. A. Maclay, son of Dr. C. T. Maclay of Greenvillage, was killed after being thrown from his horse during the closing hours of the fair. "Though yet quite a young man, he was extensively known throughout the community through his practice in which he had already gained considerable distinction and was highly loved and respected wherever known."The Howe Sewing Machine
(Names in announcement: Dr. J. A. Maclay, Dr. C. T. Maclay)
(Column 02)Summary: During the fair, a competition was kept up between several makes of sewing machine. All were kept on almost constantly to demonstrate various tasks they could perform. The editors were most impressed with the Howe Sewing Machine, shown by John L. Black, agent. Its simplicity and durability stood out.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John L. Black)
(Column 02)Summary: The Carlisle Presbytery convened in the Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro on Tuesday the 5th. About 50 members were present. A favorable vote was taken on union with the New School Assembly. Rev. J. W. Wightman will continue his pastoral relations with the congregations at Greencastle and Waynesboro.Removal
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. W. Wightman)
(Column 02)Summary: Gilbert and Co. announce that they have moved in to their new Foundry and Machine Shop. "We are prepared to manufacture implements of all description, having the latest improved machinery, both for wood and iron, and are able to do good work at short notice. We are also prepared to do all kind of castings--stove plates, stove grates, plow castings, casting for barns or houses, reapers, grain drills, clover hullers, separaters and corn shellers, in fact will repair all farm implements of any description, from a hay fork to a portable steam engine."Hall Dedication
(Column 03)Summary: The new hall of Letterkenny Lodge No. 633, I.O.O.F., located in Upper Strasburg, was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies on October 2nd, Dr. E. Culbertson officiating. A procession of all local lodges with Jacob N. Snider acting as Chief Marshal and the Chambersburg Silver Cornet Band leading the way marched through the town streets. Rev. A. H. Shertz and Rev. David Townsend led prayers and delivered addresses.Religious
(Names in announcement: Dr. E. Culbertson, Jacob N. Snider, Rev. A. H. Shertz, Rev. David Townsend)
(Column 03)Summary: A congregational meeting was held in the Presbyterian Church to consider the action of the pastor, Rev. J. W. Wightman, in acting to accept a call from a church in Missouri. The congregation refused to support Wightman's request for a transfer. "Mr. Wightman is a great favorite with his congregation, as the result of Saturday's meeting will show, and it is hoped he will accede to the request of the membership."Death
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. W. Wightman)
(Column 03)Summary: Lewis Ritter, "an old resident of Fayetteville," died on Thursday. He was 68 years old.
(Names in announcement: Lewis Ritter)