Franklin Repository: August 03, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: This article encourages Franklin County citizens to vote for the Republican nominees for local office and also praises Congressional representative, John Cessna.
Full Text of Article:
We place at the head of the editorial page of this issue the ticket put in nomination at the County Convention yesterday. As the paper really goes to press on Tuesday evening, immediately after the adjournment of the convention, though dated on Wednesday, there is no time to make any comments upon the candidates put in nomination. This must be deferred to our next issue, when each one will receive a due share of our attention. The only important county offices to be filled this fall, to which we referred at some length when speaking of the County Convention, are County Commissioner and Director of the Poor. For each of these a good and unexceptionable man has been chosen, and it only remains for the Republicans of Franklin county to say whether they shall be elected, and inaugerate a reign of economy and honesty where the Democratic party by the election of unworthy men have introduced profligacy and dishonesty. The Democracy have done all in their power to render their management of the affairs of the county odious, and to bring reproach and shame upon themselves. Let us take advantage of this condition of things, and by a strong and united effort hurl them from the places they have disgraced. Look at the rapidly accumulating expenses of the Poor House. See the jobs of the Commissioners. The Democracy have elected men to these places who use them for themselves and their party, not for the people. They must be removed, and better, worthier, honester men put in their places. Such men the the Republican Convention has nominated. See that they are not defeated. The choice of Franklin County for Assembly will be accepted by Perry as one of the two Republican candidates to be voted for in the District. Perry will nominate the other. We will give due consideration to the merits of our candidate in the next issue.
For Congress it has not ever been questioned that Hon. John Cessna would receive a unanimous re-nomination. He has served his constituency with such zeal and industry for their interests, and has taken such an honorable place among the leaders of the party in the House that many of those who were averse to his nomination two years ago are earnest advocates for it now. He is without doubt stronger in his district now than he was then, and has besides won a national reputation as an advanced Republican and an able parliamentarian. He is keenly alive to the interests of Pennsylvania, and can do more to protect her mining and manufacturing interests from the assaults of the free traders than any other man in the district. His reelection is believed to be beyond peradventure.
As the Republicans of Somerset, Bedford and Fulton counties had instruced their conferees to vote for his renomination previous to our county convention, thus giving him a majority of the counties of the district, it will hardly be deemed necessary for the conferees to meet in convention. A telegraphic despatch from the conferees of each county would be sufficient to settle the whole matter.
Visit to Rocky Spring Church--A Historical Spot
(Column 01)Summary: "J.P.W." writes the paper to deliver an account of an excursion by a number of young ladies and gentlemen from Greenvillage to Rocky Spring "beneath the shadows of the old church." The author notes that a number of the excursionists were descendents of the original members of the church congregation. This prompts a nostalgic account of area history.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: This article reports that a fight broke out between two teenagers - one black, one white - and notes that some "other disturbances grew out of this quarrel which did not reflect much credit on the white persons engaged in it."
(Names in announcement: Jacob Huber, Stevenson)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
On Saturday last two lads, about fourteen years of age, the one white and the other colored, became involved in a quarrel near the corner of Front and Washington streets, which came near resulting seriously to one of the parties. The white boy is a son of Mr. Jacob Huber, of the Union Hotel, and the colored boy is named Stevenson. From what we can learn the quarrel was caused by the white lad calling the other names, and expressing a desire to whip him. The colored boy, who pursues the humble occupation of a boot black, was not unwilling to gratify so becoming a desire, but claiming the privilege of the challenged party chose a neighboring alley as the place for the rencounter. To this the white boy objected, and after considerable talk on both sides the other took up the tools of his trade to depart. While in the act of doing this the white boy struck him a blow on the head, but whether with his fist or with something else seems to be disputed. This was the signal for a free fight. The boys went for each other, and after fighting for a minute or so separated and each seized stones. The colored boy was first to get a stone, and struck his opponent on the temple inflicting a severe wound, and knocking him senseless. It was half an hour or more before he became conscious, and considerable fear was expressed that the blow might prove fatal.
It is unfortunate that such disgraceful scenes should ever happen on our streets, but they do sometimes occur, and sometimes when those who have had the better training and advantages are in the wrong. It seems to have been so here. The white boy we fear was the aggressor, and apparently for no better reason than that the other was a "nigger." Some other disturbances grew out of this quarrel which did not reflect much credit on the white persons engaged in it, but it seems when the races come in conflict white people are hardly expected to act calmly and dispasisonately.
(Column 02)Summary: The Camp Meeting of the Carlisle District began today at Red Barn station. Participants have erected 250 tents on the grounds. Religious exercises will begin at 3:00 and continue to the close of the camp. Rev. Dr. Mitchell, presiding elder of the district, is in charge. Postmaster Seiders of Chambersburg will establish a post office at the camp and mail trains will visit each day. D.K. and I.C. Wagner of the Shippensburg News will publish a daily paper at the camp entitled Camp Journal. Subscriptions are 25 cents.Improvements in Chambersburg
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Mitchell, Seiders, D. K. Wagner, I. C. Wagner)
(Column 02)Summary: William McClintock has begun work on a vacant lot between Paxton's Hat and Shoe Store and A. J. Miller's Drug Store on the Diamond. D. S. Fahnestock has removed the old building from the lot opposite W. L. Chambers and is beginning construction on the same site. Col. Elder is repairing and beautifying his residence.Interesting Lecture
(Names in announcement: William McClintock, A. J. Miller, D. S. Fahnestock, W. L. Chambers, Col. Elder)
(Column 03)Summary: A lecture on capital punishment will be delivered in the Court House on Thursday by A. McElwaine. Admission is 25 cents, and the proceeds will go to liquidate the debt of the Bethel Church of God.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. McElwaine)
(Column 03)Summary: The Mercersburg Post Office has been made a money order office by the Postal Department. This will greatly convenience the citizens of Mercersburg who do not now have a bank.Balloon Ascension
(Column 03)Summary: John A. Light will ascend from a balloon before crowds in Shippensburg on August 4th. A special excursion train will run from Chambersburg.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John A. Light)
(Column 04)Summary: Gov. Geary has reappointed and commissioned Thomas Carlisle as a Notary Public.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Thomas Carlisle)
(Column 04)Summary: Rev. William Paxton, an "eminent clergyman of the Presbyterian Church," visited Greencastle last week. He began his career as a minister in that town.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. William Paxton)
(Column 04)Summary: Jeremiah A. Longnecker of Cumberland County and Miss Rebecca Burkholder of Guilford were married in July 21st in the parsonage in Upper Strasburg by the Rev. A. H. Sheets.Died
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah A. Longnecker, Rebecca Burkholder, Rev. A. H. Sheets)
(Column 04)Summary: Julia Kate Latus, daughter of Michael and Catharine Latus, died in Chambersburg of cholera infantum on August 1st. She was 7 1/2 months old.
(Names in announcement: Julia Kate Latus, Michael Latus, Catharine Latus)