Franklin Repository: November 10, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper asserts that the results of elections accross the country show that voters are satisfied witht the Grant administration. Republicans did not loose ground, even if Democrats retained control in areas of traditional strength. Low turnout and lack of interest marked elections everywhere.The Public Debt
(Column 02)Summary: The paper celebrates the success of the Grant administration in reducing the national debt. Those developments give the lie to Democratic political charges.Wilson Female College
(Column 05)Summary: Rev. E. B. Raffensperger writes the Repository to call attention to resolutions passed by a number of area churches calling on congregations to support the Wilson Female College.
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. B. Raffensperger)
(Column 01)Summary: A meeting was held in Loudon at Mullen's Hotel to discuss building a railroad from Loudon to Mercersburg. A number of prominent Loudon citizens attended. Col. Ahl and Richmond L. Jones of the Caledonia Mining, Manufacturing, and Transportation Company attended in order to support the project. Their company was formed to mine ore, manufacture iron, and transport it to market. They have invested heavily in Franklin County and would like to see the road built. The citizens of Mercersburg have raised $130,000 of a $150,000 quota. The people of Loudon are called upon for a lesser contribution. The paper support the project. "Never before has such an opportunity been offered them for increasing the value of their lands, developing our vast mineral resources, making an easy access to market, and bringing to our county capital and labor. Men engaged in the iron business say that if this road is built and extended to Mount Union, Franklin county can make the cheapest iron in the United States."Court Proceedings
(Names in announcement: Atchison Ritchey, Capt. Burgess, Dr. M'Clintock, Col. Ahl, Richmond L. Jones)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper publishes recent proceedings of the County Court.
(Names in announcement: John B. M'Lanahan, English, Dixon, Daniel Baker, John R. Turner, Daniel Palmer, John M. Farner, Peter Farner, William H. Sprecher, Daniel S. Barnhart, Jacob B. Barnhart, Daniel Baker)Full Text of Article:Deputy Attorney General
In addition to the civil cases reported last week, the following were disposed of:
John B. M'Lanahan vs. Cumberland Valley Railroad Company. This was an action in ejectment to recover the land of plaintiff, upon which the defendant had partly built a warehouse. Verdict for defendant.
John B. M'Lanahan vs. Cumberland Valley Railroad Company. This was an action in assumpsit, to recover damages for the use of a strip of land of plaintiff, lying along the railroad, and used by defendants for storing lumber, from 1864 to the Summer of 1866. Verdict for plaintiff for $300.
English & Dixon vs. Daniel Baker. Summons case. Settled.
The Chambersburg Manufacturing and Building Association vs. John R. Turner. Summons case in assumpsit. Defendant confessed judgement for $904.
The Chambersburg Manufacturing and Building Association vs. John R. Turner. Mechanic's Lien. Defendant confessed judgment for $443.39
Daniel Palmer vs. John M. Farner & Peter Farner. Summons case, found on promisary note. Settled.
William H. Sprecher vs. Daniel S. & Jacob B. Barnhart. Summons in Trespass. Verdict for defendants.
Daniel Baker, found guilty of receiving stolen horses, was sentenced on Saturday to two years imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary.
(Column 01)Summary: J. M. McClure, a member of the Franklin County Bar, has been appointed to serve as Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. He is a Yale graduate who studied law with Col. A. K. McClure. The paper praises his legal ability and his gentlemanly disposition.Charter of Wilson Female College
(Names in announcement: J. M. McClure, Col. A. K. McClure)
(Column 03)Summary: The paper prints the act incorporating Wilson College. It includes a statement of purpose and rules of governance.
(Names in announcement: I. N. Hays, William B. M'Lellan, J. A. Crawford, J. W. Wightman, T. B. Kennedy, W. G. Reed, W. S. Fletcher, Thomas Creigh, W. A. West, W. D. M'Kinstry, J. C. M'Lanahan, W. S. Amberson)Full Text of Article:Appointments
The following is the act of incorporation of this institution:
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c. That I. N. Hays, William M'Lellan, J. A. Crawford, J. W. Wightman, T. B. Kennedy, W. G. Reed, W. S. Fletcher, Thomas Creigh, W. A. West, W. D. M'Kinstry, J. C. M'Lanahan and W. S. Amberson, of Franklin county; C. P. Wing, W. S. Wallace, and Samuel M. Wherry, of Cumberland County; J. M'Cormich, Jr., of Dauphin County; Tryon Edwards and Albert Small of Washington county, in the State of Maryland; are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of Wilson Female College, to be located in Franklin County, near the borough of Chambersburg; by that name the said corporation shall have perpetual succession, with power to fill vacancies as they may occur, from time to time, in their board; to sue and be sued; to contract and be contracted with; to make and use a common seal and to alter the same at pleasure; to purchase, take and hold, by gift, grant or devise, subject to the laws of this Commonwealth, and to dispose of any real and personal property, the yearly income or revenue of which shall not exceed the value of twenty thousand dollars.
SECTION 2. The object and purpose of said corporation are hereby declared to be to promote the education of young women in literature, science, and the arts.
SECTION 3. The college may grant to students under its charge diplomas or honorary testimonials, in such form as it may designate; it may also grant and confer such honors, degrees and diplomas as are granted by any university, college or seminary of learning in the United States.
SECTION 4. The persons named in the first section of this act shall be the first Trustees of the said corporation, with power to increase their number by election: Provided, That the whole number of Trustees shall not exceed twenty nine: And provided further, That a majority of the board shall always be composed of ministers of the Presbyterian church, holding to and accepting as their belief the Westminster confession of faith: And provided further, That not less than two thirds of the whole number of Trustees shall be citizens of this Commonwealth.
SECTION 5. Nine Trustees shall be a quorum for the transactions of business, but no real estate shall be bought or sold, and no President or Professor of the college shall be appointed or removed, and no by-law shall be adopted, altered or repealed, except by the affirmative vote of a majority of all the Trustees.
(Column 03)Summary: The paper lists appointments made by the East Pennsylvania Eldership of the Church of God at a recent session in Lancaster County. George Sigler was appointed to the Shippensburg station and D. Townsend to Chambersburg.I.O.G.T.
(Names in announcement: George Sigler, D. Townsend)
(Column 03)Summary: Gilmore Lodge No. 358, I.O.G.T., installed officers at a recent meeting.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: W. W. Crooks, Laura Fleagle, James Downey, N. K. Mahon, John Long, L. J. Wolf, William Fleagle, John Wilders, Mollie Boggs, Laura Boggs, Daniel Yeats, A. B. Shively, Sue Mentzer)
(Column 03)Summary: A survey is now in progress for a railroad route to the Mont Alto Iron Works. The company plans to construct a road from that point to the Cumberland Valley Railroad. It will probably extend as far as Waynesboro.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The Rev. Richard Newton of the American Sunday School Union will preach in the Episcopal church on Sunday and address the Sunday Schools of Chambersburg at the Court House.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Richard Newton)
(Column 04)Summary: William Tritle of Fulton County and Miss Millie Smith, daughter of the late John Smith of Chambersburg, were married in the First Reformed Church on October 28th by the Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: William Tritle, Millie Smith, John Smith, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 04)Summary: Caleb Wade and Miss Sarah Baker, both of Quincy, were married in Chambersburg at Boyd's Hotel on November 4th by the Rev. S. Barnes.Married
(Names in announcement: Caleb Wade, Sarah Baker, Rev. S. Barnes)
(Column 04)Summary: John X. Quigley of Greencastle and Miss Lizzie S. Crider of Cumberland were married near Oakville on October 26th by the Rev. Z. A. Colestock.Married
(Names in announcement: John X. Quigley, Lizzie S. Crider, Rev. Z. A. Colestock)
(Column 04)Summary: G. W. Helman and Miss Anna E. McFerren, both from near Jackson Hall, were married at the parsonage in Chambersburg on October 28th by the Rev. J. Fohl.Married
(Names in announcement: G. W. Helman, Anna E. McFerren, Rev. J. Fohl)
(Column 04)Summary: J. F. Bowman from near Waynesboro and Miss Martha B. Shatzer of Jackson Hall were married on November 2nd at the parsonage in Chambersburg by the Rev. J. Fohl.Married
(Names in announcement: J. F. Bowman, Martha B. Shatzer, Rev. J. Fohl)
(Column 04)Summary: B. F. Burkholder of Quincy and Miss Malinda C. McFerren of Funkstown were married on October 14th at the parsonage in Chambersburg by the Rev. J. Fohl.Died
(Names in announcement: B. F. Burkholder, Malinda C. McFerren, Rev. J. Fohl)
(Column 04)Summary: Sarah Small died near New Franklin on October 11th. She was 39 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Sarah Small)
(Column 04)Summary: Margaret Wertz died on November 2nd. She was 61 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Margaret Wertz)
(Column 04)Summary: Mrs. Rachel Annie Fleming, wife of Robert Fleming and daughter of Andrew Campbell of Shade Gap, died near Dry Run on October 17th. She was 35 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Rachel Annie Fleming, Robert Fleming, Andrew Campbell)
(Column 04)Summary: Annie E. Pomeroy, daughter of Thomas Pomeroy, died in Roxbury on November 1st. She was 20 years old. "The deceased was a most estimable young lady and was universally beloved by her large circle of friends. She had lived an earnest christian life and was found prepared to meet death's summons. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathies of all in their hour of affliction and sorrow."
(Names in announcement: Annie E. Pomeroy, Thomas Pomeroy)