Franklin Repository: June 22, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Sales of the Wilson College Property Last Week
(Column 01)Summary: This report notes the success of recent land sales and encourages people to support Wilson College.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Senseny, Rev. Roth, F. Henninger, Jacob Zook, John Weaver)Full Text of Article:The Public Schools
The property remaining unsold at the close of the sale of the previous week was mainly disposed of during last week at private sale, so that when Friday, the day fixed for the adjourned sale, arrived there were only a few lots left unsold. Among the purchasers at private sale are Dr. Senseny who bought Numbers 11 and 12 along the turnpike for $900. Rev. Roth, lot No. 46 about an acre and a half, at $200 per acre. The two tracks along the turnpike, about 15 acres, including the Grapery and other improvements were purchased by Jacob Zook for $4500. Lots No. 13 and 14 on the turnpike and running back to the C. V. R. R., containing between 19 and 20 acres, were sold to John Weaver for $4500.
There still remain two lots in front and one in the rear unsold, but offers have been made for them which will very likely be taken. this is in all respects a very satisfactory sale of ground, and its success is greatly owing to the skill and judgment of those who had it in charge. About 67 acres were disposed of, realizing in the aggregate $18,000. The three lots still to sell will bring it above $19,000. This transaction solves the question of the Wilson College. The trustees intend to begin the erection of an additional building for the use of pupils at once, and propose to open the college for pupils the 1st of October next. This is a matter of great importance to Chambersburg, and her citizens should give all the encouragement and assistance in their power. This section of the State needs a first class college for young ladies, our citizens need it for their children, and the town needs it for its own prosperity and for the improvement it will bring in general intelligence and morals. Let us all strive to make it a success.
(Column 01)Summary: The public schools of Chambersburg have completed their term for the year 1869. Mr. Hockenberry examined the Male High School and Mr. Gaff examined the Female High School. The schools impressed the examiners. Miss Sarah E. Reynolds led the opening exercises that included a song of welcome sung by a class of young ladies.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Hockenberry, Gaff, Sarah E. Reynolds)
(Column 02)Summary: Judge James O. Carson died on Wednesday at his residence in Mercersburg. He suffered a long illness and had been confined to his chamber for one year. He was 76 years old. The Franklin County native was a well-known and respected citizen. "Intelligent and earnest in his own convictions, he was liberal to those of others, so that those who differed most widely from him in their views never denied him their respect. His strict integrity, excellent judgement and kind disposition made him a trusted friend and counsellor of many."Organs
(Names in announcement: James O. Carson)
(Column 02)Summary: E. W. Curriden is Chambersburg agent for the renowned Mason and Hamlin Organ Company.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: E. W. Curriden)
(Column 02)Summary: The annual assessment of internal revenue taxes for the 16th district has been published. The total amounted to $41,649.72 including $27,570.00 on licenses, $13,104.62 on incomes, and $634.40 on watches, carriages, and silver plate. The 16th district includes Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Bedford, and Somerset Counties. Franklin payed nearly half the entire assessment, a total of $19,604.87.Young Folk's Singing
(Column 02)Summary: The Young Folk's Singing Class of Scotland, directed by Prof. T. L. Budd, gave a concert recently. The editors praise the group made up of children between the ages of ten and fourteen.An Interesting Occasion
(Column 02)Summary: The annual exhibition of the Chambersburg Academy will be held in Repository Hall on Friday. Students will deliver orations and perform music, all under the direction of Prof. Shumaker. The editors promise the work will equal the quality of many colleges.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Prof. Shumaker)
(Column 03)Summary: The paper calls attention to Chambersburg's need of a good bath house.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: Mr. Lantz and Mr. Unger purchased the Franklin Club Rooms from Mr. A. Seidenstricker. Johnny Lantz runs the popular restaurant.Religious
(Names in announcement: Johnny Lantz, Unger, Seidenstricker)
(Column 03)Summary: Rev. Joseph A. Seiss of Philadelphia will preach in the Lutheran Church on Sunday. Rev. J. Donahue will preach in the M. E. Church on the Resurrection.Married
(Column 03)Summary: William H. Schofield and Miss Catharine Kohler, both of Chambersburg, were married on May 9th by the Rev. I. N. Hays.Died
(Names in announcement: William H. Schofield, Catharine Kohler, Rev. I. N. Hays)
(Column 03)Summary: Katie May Jacobs, infant daughter of P. W. and Annie M. Jacobs, died on June 14th.Died
(Names in announcement: Katie May Jacobs, P. W. Jacobs, Annie M. Jacobs)
(Column 03)Summary: J. Milton Heart died in Chambersburg on June 17th.
(Names in announcement: J. Milton Heart)