Franklin Repository: February 09, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Where the Wages Go--Sober Thoughts for Workingmen
(Column 06)Summary: Article asserting that many workingmen live in poverty because a large portion of their wages is spent on alchohol.
(Column 03)Summary: The paper celebrates the ratification of the 15th amendment by Georgia, assuring its adoption. "At last the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are one in spirit, and our Government is what it was represented to be, but never was until now, a government of equal rights to all."
(Column 01)Summary: The Franklin County Horticultural Society met on Tuesday. Eighteen members attended, including three ladies. President Suesserott anounced that the next meeting of the Pennsylvania fruit growers association will be held in Chambersburg. An exhibition of produce was held.Court Proceedings
(Names in announcement: Charles Downing, Suesserott, Rev. P. S. Davis, Jenkins, Maj. Crawford, Jeremiah George, E. B. Engle)
(Column 01)Summary: This weekly article describes the court cases for the county, including defendants, verdicts, and punishments.
(Names in announcement: Judge Rowe, Jacob B. Cook, Jesse Keaner, Levi Sanders, David Miller, David MillerJr., John Miller, John Wade, David Guyer, William Forbes, Alexander E. McDowell, Peter Brough, Samuel F. Greenawalt, John A. Brough, M. G. Huff, F. C. Weidlich, Jacob Lantz, Jacob Lemaster, William Gelwicks, W. C. McNulty, Samuel Lesher, Jacob Kyler, Jacob Heisey, Mary Heisey, Elizabeth Breckenridge, Curtis McNeal)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
Third week, His Honor, Judge Rowe, presiding:
Jacob B. Cook, vs. Jesse Keaner, appeal. Verdict for plaintiff, for $4,52.
Levi Sanders, vs. David Miller and David Miller, Jr. - Summons in debt. Verdict; $27,00 for plaintiff.
John Miler vs. John Wage. - Ejectment. Jury failed to agree.
David Guyer vs. William Forbes. - Summons in Assumpsit. Jury failed to agree.
Alexander E. McDowell vs. Peter Brough, Samuel F. Greenawalt and John A. Brough. Verdict, $5,442.38, for plaintiff.
M. G. Huff vs. F. C. Weidlich. - Appeal. Verdict, $50,39 for plaintiff.
Jacob Lantz and Bell his wife, vs. Jacob Lemaster. - Slander. $1,500 amount of damages claimed by plaintiffs.
Wm. Gelwicks, assignee of W. C. McNulty in Bankruptcy, vs. Samuel Lesher. - Summons in Assumpsit. Verdict for defendant.
Jacob Kyler vs. Jacob Heisey and Mary Heisey, owners and contractors. Mechanic's lien. Judgment confessed for $62,00 and one-half of the costs.
Elizabeth Breckenridge vs. Curtis McNeal. - Ejectment for a lot of ground in Lurgan township, containing about two acres. Verdict for plaintiff.
(Column 01)Summary: This letter to the editors corrects an earlier Repository report regarding the Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Brethren of Christ.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. P. Bishop, J. G. Schaff)Full Text of Article:Watch Them
To the Editors of the Franklin Repository.
In the last issue of your paper you materially misstate the proceedings of the Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Brethren in Christ, respecting myself and Rev. J. P. Bishop. The facts in the case are simply as follows:
After our views respecting the "future everlasting punishment of the wicked" had been overhauled by an inquisitorial committee, and the Conference had passed a paper expressing its "sense" in the case, and most emphatically condemning our views, and demanding of us a promise of entire silence in regard to then, after they themselves had published them, we felt we could no longer remain in connection with the Conference and respect ourselves. We therefore proposed to the Conference that, if they had any law for their proceedings they should expel us. This, for good reason, no doubt, they declined to do. In order, therefore, to end the matter, we proposed to withdraw on condition that we should receive a certificate of good moral character, and that the withdrawal was occasioned by our belief that "the wicked would have no conscious living existence after this life," which proposition was promptly accepted by the Conference. Then, after we had publicly withdrawn from the conference and the Church, they gave us an exhibition of their good faith in the matter, by passing a paper requesting that we surrender our certificates of license and ordination. I claim no authority to act under those certificates as a United Brethren preacher; but they are my own individual property; nor have I ever done anything to render them void so far as the duties of an ordained minister are concerned. The case might be different had they expelled us; but for this we did, and do yet claim they had no law. Respectfully J. G. SCHAFF.
CHAMBERSBURG, Feb. 3, 1870.
The statement alluded to was taken from what was believed to be a correct report of the proceedings of the Conference. - EDITOR.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that groups of strangers have been taking up lodgings in the pine woods north of Waynesboro. Their departure from the area has suspiciously coincided with the commission of a theft or crime int he county. There are currently five or six persons in the woods who should be watched carefully.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: J. G. Schaff announces a schedule for sermons he plans to preach throughout Franklin County. A collection will be taken up at each one for the support of his family.Mormons
(Names in announcement: J. G. Schaff)
(Column 02)Summary: Two Mormons, Levi Thornton and Bishop Hess, have been proselytizing near Tomstown, Franklin County. They have already made 12 converts. Several families in the area have sympathized with Mormonism ever since Sidney Rigdon visited Greencastle in 1846. "No one of intelligence or standing in that section will be identified with the movement."Peak Family Bell Ringers
(Names in announcement: Levi Thornton, Bishop Hess, Sidney Rigdon)
(Column 02)Summary: The Peak family of Swiss Bell Ringers will give an entertainment in Repository Hall on Thurdsday. The company has been in existence for 30 years, and have entertained the citizens of Franklin many times. Tickets are 35 cents, 25 cents for children.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Mr. Brumbaugh took his seat as commissioner of Antrim on Monday in place of Mr. Palmer. He joins Mr. Shinafield and Mr. Lehman on the board. A number of men are suggested as candidates for clerk.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Brumbaugh, Palmer, Shinafield, Lehman, H. C. Keyser, James M'Clintock, H. C. Koontz, Phin Hollar, A. Dehaven, Lt. M. D. Reymer, J. L. P. Detrich, W. C. M'Nulty, J. N. Shillito, John Wolfkill, Charles Smith, Samuel M'Gowan, John Shinafield)
(Column 02)Summary: The Cumberland Valley Conference of the West Pennsylvania Lutheran Synod will meet in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Orrstown on the 14th. Rev. Bilheimer will discuss infant baptism. The Sabbath School Institute will convene on Tuesday.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Bilheimer)
(Column 02)Summary: Frederick Long of Fannett took his seat on the Board of Directors of the Poor in place of Mr. Heintzleman. He joins John Gillan, Jr., of St. Thomas, Jacob R. Smith of Antrim, and Frederick Long of Fannett. The following officers were also reelected: Samuel Brandt, steward; Dr. William H. Boyle, physician; John R. Orr, attorney and clerk; and Alexander Martin, treasurer.Pastor Installed
(Names in announcement: Frederick Long, Heintzleman, John GillanJr., Jacob R. Smith, Samuel Brandt, Dr. William H. Boyle, John R. Orr, Alexander Martin)
(Column 02)Summary: Rev. B. C. Suesserott was installed as pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lancaster. Rev. Luther A. Gotwald of Chambersburg delivered the sermon.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. B. C. Suesserott, Rev. Luther A. Gotwald)
(Column 03)Summary: The Fayetteville Lodge of the Knights of Pythias will be officially founded on February 11th. "The Pythian Knighthood is making great progress in this country and continually augmenting its numbers."[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: Rev. Dr. Niccolls, former pastor of Chambersburg's Falling Spring Presbyterian Church and now of St. Louis, will lecture in Repository Hall on "Cheerfulness."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Niccolls)
(Column 03)Summary: William F. Singley, a black man formerly of Chambersburg, was arrested in Gettysburg on charges of stealing a coat and scarf worth $14.Irish Character
(Names in announcement: William F. Singley)
(Column 03)Summary: Rev. John Lloyd of Orrstown delivered an amusing lecture in Greenvillage on "Irish Character."Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Lloyd)
(Column 04)Summary: Abraham R. Kohler and Miss Lydia A. Kohler, both of Maryland, were married at Hay's Hotel in Greencastle on February 1st by the Rev. J. M. Bishop.Married
(Names in announcement: Abraham R. Kohler, Lydia A. Kohler, Rev. J. M. Bishop)
(Column 04)Summary: John Kane and Miss Jennie C. Reisoner, both from near Fayetteville, were married on February 1st by Rev. John Fohl at his residence.Died
(Names in announcement: John Kane, Jennie C. Reisoner, Rev. John Fohl)
(Column 04)Summary: Mrs. Elmira Louisa Stoerger died in Chambersburg on January 31st. She was 87 years old.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Elmira Louisa Stoerger)