Franklin Repository: April 20, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Still Another Lie
(Column 01)Summary: The editor acknowledges the Republican Party's failure to provide border counties with compensation but denies the Pittsburgh Commercial's accusation that the passage of the Border Raid Bill would financially benefit party leaders.
Full Text of Article:Relief for the Widow of Ex-President Lincoln
The Pittsburg Commercial, of the 16th inst., contains the following paragraph:
The most corrupt and shameless bill before the Legislature was the Border Raid Bill. The paternity of the measure should be known. It was concocted and owned by the Mackey leaders, who, if the bill went through, were to receive great benefits. This is perfectly well known. With them it was the bill of the session. On its success they relied to mend their fortunes, which had become seriously impaired in the Treasurer contest. It would not be difficult to give such details of the plans which failed as would silence all doubt and place these gentlemen in a light before the public anything but enviable.
The people of the border counties cannot permit the responsibility of the Border Damage Bill, whether the same be odious or popular, to be shifted from themselves on to the shoulders of either real or fictitious characters. They have resolved upon compensation for their losses, and they mean to get it from the State. They possess the power to enforce the law makers of the State to do this, and they mean to use it relentlessly. The aspirants in the Republican party for the gubernatorial and other State offices, and they are not few in number, will do well to mark the feeling which pervades the border counties before they stake their political future upon a contest so uncertain as Pennsylvania elections, and be sure that the influence of the three hundred thousand people who occupy them are not against them. We warn any coxcomb who may have fancied that he was doing an immensely popular thing by opposing this measure before the Legislature, and who with his flippant tongue insulted the suffering people of the border, that by so doing he was industriously digging his own political grave. This, let it be understood, is the settled determination of the Republicans of the border, slowly but surely reached, after five years of contemptuous and insulting neglect. It is not an ebullition of passion to die in a day or a week; it is a conviction whose strength can readily be ascertained whenever the Republican party again undertakes to ignore it.
The people of the border counties are not easily moved or excited. Every year since the war they have asked the Legislature to do them a simple act of justice, and every year they have been turned coldly away from the doors of the capital. During this time the entire administration of the State has been in the hands of the Republican party, and whether we will it or not the Republican party is made responsible for this treatment. No matter whether the Democratic party would have done as little for us as did the Republican, they were not in power, and thus escape the odium. That they were not held responsible, and that the Republicans were, is demonstrated by the results of the elections in these counties for the last four years. Hereafter no man can be elected to a political office in the State unless he pledges himself to the payment of the border damages, be he Republican or Democrat.
As to what the Commercial fabricates. We do not profess to know who the "Mackey leaders" are, or what such an expression means. But we do know that the Border Bill was got up by the border people for the border people, and that every statement made by the Commercial is false, as almost every statement it made concerning the Border Bill and the people of the border during the session of the Legislature was false. The editor of the Commercial, as every one knows, has no love for Mr. Mackay nor any of his friends, and never hesitates to publish anything which he thinks will damage them. If he were able then to make anything but b ld assertions in this matter, if he could pin the Border Bill on Mackey and his friends, and particularly if he could show that there was something rotten in it, or, as he says, "that the success of the bill was to mend their fortunes," he would not be long in giving the "details." We call for the "details."
(Column 01)Summary: The article supports providing public financial help to Mary Todd Lincoln and chastizes Congress for moving slowly on the issue. "There has been strange, it seems to us, almost unpardonable indifference exercised by Congress in the matter of the relief of the widow of the martyr Lincoln, and the treatment she has received is a reproach to the whole American people."[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: When a rival newspaper admits that the Democratic party cannot gain black votes, the Repository's editor agrees, stating that any Democratic move to court black voter support would ultimately fail because of that party's past association with slavery.
Full Text of Article:
The Harrisburg Patriot gives up the colored vote to the Republicans, declaring that "if Democratic principles cannot gain them, electioneering among them will not succeed." The conclusion is true, and at the same time much higher praise of the good sense and discrimination of the negro than Democratic journals are apt to bestow. It is an admission that the blacks are shrewd enough to know that the Democratic principles are the principles of their old masters and cannot be made to look other than repulsive and odious. To electioneer among them to support such principles would be worse than folly.
We must differ from the Patriot, however, as to what the Democracy mean to try to do with the colored vote. Their present attitude toward the blacks is so full of danger to themselves, and they have so much confidence in their power to beguile, that before the next election they are bound to try their seductive arts on their colored brethren. We are anxious to see them try it on the race that they enslaved, and whose slavery they sought to perpetuate at the sacrifice of the Union.
(Column 01)Summary: This report gives a detailed account of the criminal and civil cases heard at the county court and lists the people in different townships granted licenses for hotels, restaurants, and liquor stores.
(Names in announcement: Judge King, Samuel Etter, J. D. Vanlear, Martin Justices, Levi Steppy, Daniel Deitch, W. M. Gougher, Mary L. Robinson, Thomas Cook, Sarah Williams, Michael Miller, Samuel Brooks, William Brooks, James Rouger, Thomas Jenkins, Jeremiah Carbaugh, Elizabeth Thompson, Eliza Thompson, Amanda Tucker, Jane Howard, Francis Myers, C. R. Gordon, John Gelwicks, Cath Johnson, Jacob Fostnot, Edward Buras, Sophia Rhodes, John D. Vanlear, Samuel Etter, Sophia Seiple, P. Seiple, Margaret Smith, William Franklin, Eveline Jameson, William Street, David Stouffer, John Filkill, H. B. Davison, Samuel Overcash, Jeremiah Shockey, George Arris, Frank Elliott, H. C. Keyser, Reuben Beasly, Betsy Beasly, Diggs Little, Mary Stevenson, J. C. George, G. A. Shull, David George, Lewis Oyster, Adam Seiple, Bill Williams, Stewart Carl, John R. Gelwicks, Henry Gray, Patrick Henry, Sarah Henry, William Huber, David Bemisderfer, Archie Ferguson, Samuel Shull, William Streets, Columbus Green, George Rice, John Hughes, Dr. John McKee, John Bricker, Henry Hellene, William Pense, Wiley H. Alfred, Andrew C. Unger, Andrew A. Collins, Dr. Isaac Clugston, James F. Lippincott, John Murphy, H. R. Gaff, John R. Stickell, J. Allison Eyster, Adam Wolff, Daniel Trostle, John Fisher, Huber, Feldman, Eli Little, Samuel R. Boyd, John Ely, B. B. Hough, Margaret Holland, John Dittman, Charles Gillan, Charles Ridgely, John Treher, George Miller, Francis Bowden, John Mullen, Henry Yingling, Valentine B. Gilbert, John Keyner, Christian Gross, Notley Easton, Isaac Quigley, William C. Keyner, James Mullen, John G. Mullen, S. S. Hays, Thomas McAfee, Charles G. Lowe, Michael Gable, Henry Wilt, Jacob Elliott, Abram Seidenstricker, Reuben Milley, Rhodes, Brown, Abraham Kyler, Jacob Mickey, George Dittman, Conrad Harmon, Margaret Shireman, Rufus H. Byers, Francis Bowden, A. D. Gordon, H. H. Hutz, John F. Croft, Huber, Tolbert, William Adams, John W. Sollenberger, Jacob L. Wingert, Ephram Shank)Full Text of Article:The New Railroads
On Monday, the 11th inst., the April Sessions of court commenced, His Honor Judge King presiding. The following cases were tried during the
Com. vs. Sam'l Etter.--Surety of the Peace on oath of J.D. Vanlear. Nolle pros, entered.
Com. vs. Martin Justices and Levi Steppy.--Larceny, on oath of Daniel Deitch. Verdict, not guilty.
Com. vs. W.M. Gougher.--Fornication and Bastardy, on oath of Mary L. Robbinson. Nolle pros entered.
Com. vs. Thomas Cook.--Assault and Battery, on oath of Sarah Williams. Not a true bill and the prosecutrix sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution and be in custody of the Sheriff until the sentence is complied with.
Com. vs. Michael Miller.--Selling Liquor on Sunday. A true bill. Verdict guilty.
Com. vs. Samuel Brooks--Assault and Battery, on oath of William Brooks. Verdict not guilty, but the costs to be divided equally between the plaintiff and defendant.
Com. vs. James Rouger and Thomas Jenkins.--Assault and Battery with intent to kill, on oath of Jeremiah Carbaugh. Grand Jury return not a true bill.
Com. vs. Elizabeth Thompson, Eliza Thompson, Amanda Tucker and Jane Howard.--Riot and Assault and Battery, on oath of Frances Myers. Not a true bill, and prosecutor sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution.
Com. vs. C.R. Gordon, et al.--Conspiracy. Nolle pros entered by the District Attorney, with leave of the Court.
Com. vs. C.R. Gordon.--Assault on oath of George Brown. Not a true bill and prosecutor to pay costs of prosecution.
Com. vs. same.--Assault and Surety of the Peace, on oath of John Gelwicks. Case heard by the Court and defendant sentenced to pay costs of prosecution.
Com. vs. Cath. Johnson--Surety of the Peace, on oath of William Franklin. Complaint dismissed and prosecutor to pay the costs.
Com. vs. Jacob Fostnot and Edward Burns--Assault and Battery on oath of Sophia Rhodes. Verdict not guilty, and the prosecutrix to pay two-thirds of the costs and defendants one-third.
Com. vs. John D Vanlear--Surety of the Peace, on oath of Samuel Etter. The District Attorney was granted leave by the Court to enter a Nolle pros.
Com. vs. Mrs. Sophia Seiple, wife of P. Seiple.--Assault and Battery, on oath of Christian Oyster. Not a true bill and county to pay the costs.
Com. vs. Margaret Smith.--Surety of the Peace, on oath of William Franklin. Complaint dismissed and prosecutor to pay the costs.
Com. vs. Margaret Smith.--Assault and Battery, on oath of Eveline Jameson. True bill. Verdict not guilty, and the costs divided between the parties.
Com. vs. William Street.--Larceny, on oath of David Stouffer. Verdict not guilty.
Com. vs. John Filkill.--Larceny, on oath H. B. Davison Esq. A true bill. Verdict guilty and defendant sentenced to undergo an imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary for the period of one year.
Com. vs. Samuel Overcash.--Assault and Battery, on oath of George Arris. Not a true bill, and prosecutor to pay costs.
Com. vs. Jeremiah Shockey.--Disturbing Religious Meeting, on oath of George Gossert. Nolle pros entered by District Attorney with leave of court.
Com. vs. George Arris.--Assault and Battery, on oath of Samuel Overcash. Not a true bill and prosecutor to pay costs.
Com. vs. Frank Elliott--Violation of the Auction Laws, on oath of H.C. Keyser. Jury failed to agree and was dismissed by the court.
Com. vs. Reuben Beasly.--Surety of the Peace on oath of Betsy Beasly. Complaint dismissed and prosecutrix to pay costs.
Com. vs. Diggs Little--Assault and Battery, on oath of Mary Stevenson. Not a true bill and prosecutrix to pay the costs.
Com. vs. J.C. George.--Assault, on oath of G.A. Shull. Not a true bill and prosecutor to pay the costs.
Com. vs. David George.--Assault, on oath of G.A. Shull. Not a true bill and prosecutor to pay the costs.
Com vs. Lewis Oyster.--Assault and Battery, on oath of Adam Seiple. A true bill. Verdict guilty and defendant sentenced to pay a fine of one cent, costs of prosecution and be in custody until the sentence is complied with.
Com. vs. Same.--Assault and Battery, on oath of same. Verdict guilty and defendant sentenced to pay a fine of one cent and costs of prosecution.
Com. vs. Geo. Arris.--Not a true bill and prosecutor, Saml. Overcash, to pay the costs.
Com. vs. Bill Williams and Stewart Carl. Not a true bill.
Com. vs. John R Gelwicks.--Selling liquor to minors. A true bill. The District Attorney was granted leave by the Court to enter a nolle pros on payment of costs.
Com. vs. Henry Gray.--Entering the Chambersburg Post office in the night time to commit a felony and larceny. Verdict guilty. A motion for a new trial was overruled. Sentenced to two years imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary.
Com. vs. Patrick Henry.--Assault and Battery. Not a true bill and prosecutrix, Sarah Henry, to pay costs.
Com. vs. Wm. Huber.--Surety of the Peace, on oath of David Bemisderter. Defendant after having a hearing was bound in the sum of one hundred dollars to keep the peace toward all good citizens, but especially the prosecutor, for the period of four months, and also to appear at the next Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace to answer in the above case.
Com. vs. Archie Ferguson, George Shull and Samuel Shull.--Riot and Assault and Battery. Not a true bill and the prosecutor, Peter George, to pay the costs.
Com. vs. William Streets and Columbus Green.--Larceny, on oath of George Rice. A true bill. Verdict guilty, and Green sentenced to undergo imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary for the period of one year and one month.
Com. vs. John Hughes--Larceny. Nolle pros entered by District Attorney.
Com. vs. Dr. John McKee--Disturbing the Peace, on oath of John Bricker. Case heard and defendant sentenced to pay a fine of $1.00 and give bond in the sum of $100 to keep the peace.
Com. vs. Henry Hellene.--Assault and Battery, on oath of William Pense. A true bill. Verdict guilty, and the defendant sentenced to pay a fine of one cent and the costs of prosecution.
Com. vs. Wiley H. Alfred and Andrew C. Unger alias Andrew A. Collins.--Entering a store in the night time to commit Larceny, on oath of Dr. Isaac Clugston. Unger plead guilty and was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for one year and three months in the Eastern Penitentiary. Trial of Alfred, postponed until next court, on account of the absence of important witnesses.
Com. vs. James F. Lippincott. Not a true bill.
Com. vs. John Murphy.--Malicious Mischief, on oath of H.R. Gaff. Nolle pros entered.
On Friday afternoon the criminal business having been disposed of, the Court proceeded to the trial of the civil causes.
John R Stickell vs. J. Allison Eyster. Sic Fa sur Mechanics Lein. Case continued at cost of defendant.
The following licenses were granted by the court:
Hotels.--Adam Wolff, Daniel Trostle, John Fisher, Huber & Feldman, Eli Little, Samuel R. Boyd, Chambersburg; John Ely, Greenwood; B.B. Hough, Margaret Holland, Fayetteville; John Dittman, Charles Gillan, St. Thomas township; Charles Ridgely, John Treher, St. Thomas; George Miller, Funkstown; Francis Bowden, John Mullen, Waynesboro; Henry Yinglin, Valentine B. Gilbert, Washington township; John Keyner, Orrstown; Christian Gross, Fannetsburg; Notley Easton, Upton; Isaac Quigley, Strasburg; Wm. C. Keyner, Greenvillage; James Mullen, John G Mullen, Loudon; H. R. Gaff, S.S. Hays, Greencastle; Thomas McAfee, Charles G. Lowe, Mercerrburg; Michael Gable, Hamilton township; Henry Wilt, Concord; Jacob Elliott, Welsh Run.
Restaurants.--Abram Seidenstricker, Reuben Miley, Rhodes & Brown, Abraham Kyler, Jacob Mickey, Geo. Dittman, Conrad Harmon, Margaret Shireman, Chambersburg; Rufus H. Byers, Mercersburg; Francis Bowden, Waynesboro.
Ale House.--A.D. Gordon, Waynesboro.
Wholesale Liquor Stores.--H.H. Hutz, John F. Croft, Chambersburg.
Court met at 8:30 A.M. The following cases were disposed of:
Huber & Tolbert vs. Wm. Adams. Appeal. Jury find for defendant.
Jno W. Sollenberger, Trustee of Jacob L. Wingert, vs. Ephram Shank. Appeal. Jury find for defendant $94.50.
(Column 02)Summary: A company based in Reading is planning construction of a railroad from Marion on the Cumberland Valley line to Mercersburg. The road will end at the Mt. Pleasant Iron Works. The company owns 14,000 acres of iron ore land, one of the richest deposits in the state. The citizens along the proposed route are enthusiastic supporters of the project.Carlisle Presbytery
(Names in announcement: James McCarty, H. Maltzberger, Chauncey Ives)
(Column 02)Summary: The spring session of the Carlisle Presbytery met last week at Newville. Rev. J. A. Crawford of Chambersburg was named permanent clerk. A number of commissioners to the general assembly were elected including: Dr. Creigh of Mercersburg; Rev. W. A. West of Upper Path Valley; and Joseph Means of Middle Spring.To the Rescue
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. A. Crawford, Dr. Creigh, Rev. W. A. West, Joseph Means)
(Column 02)Summary: A large crowd gathered in Repository Hall to hear Anna Dickinson speak. Judge Rowe introduced "the fair orator" or received rave reviews.Official Visit
(Names in announcement: Judge Rowe)
(Column 02)Summary: The Grand Officers of the Grand Encampment, I.O.O.F., of Pennsylvania will visit Olive Branch Encampment No. 13 of Chambersburg.Arrested for Attempt to Commit Rape
(Column 03)Summary: A white man named Samuel Rohrer was arrested for attempted rape. He attempted to assault two young ladies returning home from Upton in a buggy. William Adams arrived on the scene and prevented the crime when he heard screaming. Adams and James Witherspoon gave information concerning the man's clothes and appearance to Squire Hyssong who issed a warrant for arrest. Rohrer had been working in the blacksmith shop of John Grimes.Grand Celebration of the Ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment
(Names in announcement: Samuel Rohrer, William Adams, James Witherspoon, Squire Hyssong, John Grimes)
(Column 03)Summary: This report announces that a parade is to be held celebrating the Fifteenth Amendment. It also gives the proposed route of the parade and the names of those who will speak at the event.
(Names in announcement: John Stewart, L. S. Clarke, Jere Cook, William S. Hall, J. R. Winters)Full Text of Article:Odd Fellows' Thanksgiving
The colored citizens of Chambersburg and vicinity purpose holding a grand parade and jubilee on the 26th of April, in honor of the Fifteen Amendment. There will be religious services held in the morning, after which there will be a parade of the various associations and organizations. The procession will be formed on Water street, right resting on German, countermarch to Catharine, out Catharine to Second, up Second to Queen, out Queen to East Point, in Market, countermarch in Market to Front, out Front to North Point, in Second to Market, down Market to Front, out to the Fair Grounds, where speaking will take place at 2 1/2 o'clock. The following gentlemen have been invited and will positively be present: Jno. Stewart, Esq., orator of the day, L.S. Clarke, Esq. Jere. Cook, Esq., Mr. Win. S. Hall and Mr. J.R. Winters. There will be a grand festival held in Repository Hall, in the evening. A cordial invitation is extended to all. Admission to hall 15 cts; children 10 cts.
(Column 03)Summary: E. D. Farnsworth, Grand Sire of the Grand Lodge of the I.O.O.F., has proclaimed April 26th as a day of thanksgiving. Chambersburg-area lodges will meet at their rooms and parade to Bethel Church to hear addresses by Rev. David Townsend and music under the direction of Prof. George W. Noftsker.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: E. D. Farnsworth, Rev. David Townsend, Prof. George W. Noftsker)
(Column 04)Summary: J. Everist Cathell, "the Boy Orator of the Potomac," lectured on "Total Abstinence" and succeeded in founding Mountain Shade Division No. 190, Sons of Temperance.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John H. Jarrett, Jacob Strait, Charles S. Burkholder, Joseph McLaughlin, Levi Burkholder, William C. Beaver, Jacob Barger, George E. Vance, A. C. Robert Gould, Charles Bosley, George Holler)
(Column 04)Summary: William Freaner died at his residence in Hagerstown on April 12th at age 79. "The deceased was well known in this community, during the reign of the Fugitive Slave law, as a 'Nigger Catcher,' and was a terror to runaway slaves and colored people generally."Exhibition
(Names in announcement: William Freaner)
(Column 04)Summary: An exhibition to benefit Crescent Division No. 143, Sons and Daughters of Temperance of Greenvillage, will be held in Lyceum Hall on April 29th and 30th.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: Capt. J. C. Patton of Mercersburg, "a gallant soldier of the late war and an ardent Republican," is moving to Wisconsin.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Capt. J. C. Patton)
(Column 04)Summary: The proposed railroad from Mercersburg will be named the Southern Pennsylvania Railroad.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: Rev. Bilheimer, a Lutheran minister, will lecture on temperance in the Bethel Church in Orrstown.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Bilheimer)
(Column 04)Summary: Daniel H. Hunter and Miss Emma Hays, daughter of Dr. R. C. Hays, all of Shippensburg, were married at the Presbyterian Church in Shippensburg on April 12th by the Rev. Dr. James Harper.Married
(Names in announcement: Daniel H. Hunter, Emma Hays, Dr. R. C. Hays, Dr. James Harper)
(Column 04)Summary: E. W. Hays of Illinois and Miss Fannie Heck, daughter of Capt. J. Heck of Shippensburg, were married on April 13th at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. Dr. James Harper.Married
(Names in announcement: E. W. Hays, Fannie Heck, Capt. J. Heck, Rev. Dr. James Harper)
(Column 04)Summary: Rev. J. A. Woodcock of the Central Pennsylvania Conference and Miss Annie C. Forbes, daughter of William Forbes of Chambersburg, were married in the M. E. Church on April 19th by the Rev. E. W. Kirby, assisted by the Rev. J. Donahue.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. A. Woodcock, Annie C. Forbes, William Forbes, Rev. E. W. Kirby, Rev. J. Donahue)
(Column 04)Summary: James H. Musgrave and Miss Mary E. Beidle, both of Chambersburg, were married on April 12th by the Rev. W. T. Lower.
(Names in announcement: James H. Musgrave, Mary E. Beidle, Rev. W. T. Lower)