Franklin Repository: October 05, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Free Trade Record of B. F. Meyers, Esq.
(Column 07)Summary: The paper prints a selection of articles from a number of papers attesting to Meyers' support for free trade and opposition to the tariff.A Comparison
(Column 08)Summary: Article showing that national expenditures and debt have declined under Grant.
Origin of Article: N.Y. TribuneWhat Workingmen Should Consider
(Column 08)Summary: Article assering that the protective tariff defends the interests of labor.
To the Voters of Franklin Co.
(Column 01)Summary: Called on voters of the Franklin County to vote for the Republican ticket. Listed all the virtues of the Republican candidates and denounced the Democratic policies, especially free trade. Also defended black suffrage as a right and necessary measure.
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We feel that we have discharged our duty to our constituents during the campaign now closing, by maintaining the principles of our party, by upholding the candidates set forth by its authorized conventions, and by opposing the dangerous doctrines and disloyal standard bearers of an organization not yet ashamed of the disgraceful part it played during the rebellion, and which seeks to win the suffrages of the people by pandering to unworthy prejudices and by misrepresentation and duplicity. Upon the Republicans of the county now rests the responsibility of success or defeat at the polls; and the endorsement or condemnation of measures which they have hitherto honorably sustained. Once more they are called upon to uphold the political polity they have again and again approved; and to meet an unchanged enemy they have repeatedly repulsed. The Democracy muster their forces under the same banner which they bore in the years of the war, when they were the allies of traitors in arms, with the offensive addition of free trade boldly superadded. They have abated not one jot or tittle of their criminal creed. They have not even set forth less obnoxious candidates. Their bold badness again challenges political chastisement. Is there a Republican in our midst to whom the issues of the war are less dear than they were two years ago; or, to whom the party and men who saved the nation's life and honor seem less worthy of trust and gratitude? Who is he that is careless whether the party which saved, or the party which sought to ruin the republic, shall control its destinies? whether the vexed question happily settled shall remain at rest, or be re-opened for distraction and turmoil? whether the patriot party shall continue quietly to administer the government, develop the country's resources, protect its industries, melt away the mountains of debt heaped on it by the Democracy, and keep it respected at home and abroad; or, whether the insurgent combinations shall have the control, massing insolent rebels in the front, fomenting war of races and religion, squandering the public revenues upon greedy speculators, dishonoring the national credit and bringing reproach upon republican institutions, at the very time when the whole world is rant in admiration of this government of the people?
Personal prejudices have no place when such great public interests are at stake. Men who permit petty personal dislikes, or fancied personal slights to warp them to wrong actions, jeopardizing the common weal, have poor conceptions of the duties of citizenship in a government where the people rule. And we take it that such men will have trouble in maintaining their self respect, when calmer moments come, and they weigh their conduct in the scales of their conscience and judgment.
The question will come up in their own bosoms for arbitrament, whether or not they should have declared for the right for its own righteous sake, or for the wrong because they did not incline to some persons or views which were benefited by the triumph of the right.
Among the influences which weaken the fidelity of a few Republicans is the extension of the voting privilege to the Negro. It is gratifying to know that this affects but few. The right to a vote the colored man has earned, nobly earned. He will exercise his privilege loyally. He will support the right. Is it not foolish for a white man to abandon a cause he believes just, because it is supported by folks not quite up to his ideas? The Democracy have no objection to the colored man voting their ticket, and if the entire colored vote could go over to them, we would hardly expect a copperheaded brother, however great his aversion to a darkey, to desert his colors. Whenever there is a chance to win a "nigger" vote, you will find a White Man's Party man niggling after it.
The Republicans of Franklin County never had a better set of candidates before them more or worthy of support. The Hon. John Cessna is a tried and faithful public servant, a man of varied experience and surpassing political ability, active and indefatigable in his duties. Early in his first session, he took a leading position in Congress, and is now the most influential member of the Pennsylvania delegation. The party all over the county is anxious for his return. This is an endorsement that should satisfy the most exacting Rebublican; but he comes with an endorsement equally satisfactory, in the mad, bitter hatred of the Democracy. He is their pet aversion, their most insane antipathy. Whisper his name in the ear of the most tranquil Democrat and his face distorts electrically, and the gall rises in his gorge, and his mouth fills with noxious epithets. Even our placid and equable District Attorney flashes off as if he were surcharged with nitro-glycerin. They would sacrifice their whole ticket to defeat him! We had almost said they would cheerfully vote for Meyers, but his free trade, rebel serving sympathies reconcile them to the unfitness of his candidacy. The Republicanism of the member of our party who is unwilling to vote for Mr. Cessna lies very lightly on his conscience.
We all know Mahon--the gallant soldier, bearing the honorable wounds received in his country's service; a man who has proved his ability and fidelity in a former position of public trust, whose private character is without reproach; no selfish politician willing to secure his own election by sacrificing his associates on the ticket. Even his political enemies confess that he will serve his constituents honorably and faithfully.
Our friends in Perry county have given us a gentleman who is a worthy colleague of Mr. Mahon, for whom we earnestly invoke a hearty support.
And where can you find more excellent men than Judge Huber and Jacob Strickler, known as the very best of our citizens, consenting to serve the party only because they owe an allegiance to the party? In such hands the interests of the county will be safe, and honesty and purity will be assured. It is a privilege to vote for such men. Who dare arraign a party with such candidates?
And Mackey and Cressler add to the moral strength of the ticket. We defy the Democracy to give a reason against their election. To be sure such officers will not help their case, excepting as they are citizens of the county, interested with us in the honest, economical and judicious administration of its affairs.
We ask the people of all parties whether they can select a better class of candidates, and we will give them the whole 16th Congressional district to chose from?
And now, fellow-citizens, we appeal to you to give them a fitting support. Come out to the polls, one and all of you, Republicans of Franklin County; and ye, worthy Democrats, who love honest men and honest principles, and have mustered too long in the ranks of a party which cares for nothing but spoils, and whose leaders have deceived you by specious falsehoods and deluded you into false and shameful opposition to the welfare and glory of your country, break the bonds that we know must gall you and give us the vote, of which you will be proud hereafter.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper charges that Capt. G. W. Skinner took $9,500,000 in bonds out of the sinking fund and gave them to "irresponsible railroad companies" in order to win their support on the border damage bill. The border damage bill did not pass, and, in the eyes of the editors, the incident only demonstrates Skinner's incompetence.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Capt. G. W. Skinner)
(Column 02)Summary: Denounced Democratic candidates, especially Capt. Skinner, who threatened to prevent blacks from voting on election day.
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SO, IT HAS COME TO THAT! The Democracy of Franklin county see defeat staring them in the face, and, as during the rebellion, are determined to resist the execution of the laws. Capt. Skinner stated in Harrisburg, last week, in the State Capitol Hotel, that the Democracy intended to prevent negroes voting, and that at one poll, seventy Irishmen intended to be present and intimidate the colored voters and prevent them from casting their ballots. This shows the desperation of the Democracy, as well as the fitness of Skinner for a law maker. He asks to be sent to the Legislature to make our laws, and at the same time boasts of the intention of the Democracy to override the laws. Now we should like to see law abiding Republicans vote for him. This threat was made in the presence of reliable men. It means trouble at Mercersburg and Greencastle. We advise the citizens of those places to put on a strong police force on election day strong enough and willing to protect all legal voters in their rights, and strong enough and willing to prevent all attempts at illegal voting, and all attempts to interfere with the exercise of the right of suffrage by any citizen, be he white or black.
We are glad that the Democracy have a man among them who is indiscreet enough to blab their riotous designs.
(Column 03)Summary: Ridiculed past Democratic boasts of being able to carry Franklin county easily regardless of black voters.
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Two years ago William S. Stenger, almost the sole advocate of Benjamin F. Meyers' election, made a speech in the Fair ground in which he is said to have informed his audience that there were enough Democrats there to carry Franklin county in spite of all the Dunkers and Niggers that the Republican party could bring to the polls; and said he hoped that they would have them all out on election day just to show them how easily it could be done. The Fifteenth Amendment had not then given the Democracy the first lesson in spelling as it has since done, and it is only in a relatively insignificant portion of the United States that they do not now spell the name of our African citizens with as much correctness as the Republicans do. But he was anticipating history a little when he made his boast. The fullness of time had not yet come for the "nigger," and yet Mr. Stengers' party was defeated. This fall he will be gratified. His "colored brethren" will all be at the polls armed with the ballot just to show the Democracy how easily it can be done, and if he will but watch he can see them do something which his party friends have failed to do for many years, he will see them vote right.
(Column 03)Summary: Reminded voters that Democrats championed a bill to prohibit blacks from the state and are now trying to reverse their stand. Felt confident that black voters would not look kindly on this about-face.
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During the war, when the colored people of the South were fleeing from the wrath to come, and making their way into the border free States by thousands, a favorite cry of the Democracy was that they would overrun the North and bring distress and suffering upon the white laborers. And in January, 1863, in the Pennsylvania Legislature they attempted to pass a bill to prevent the influx of negroes into the State, imposing imprisonment, heavy penalties, etc. It did not become a law and disgrace the State, as it would have done, because the Republicans defeated it. Now, however, they dig their dirty job out of the Democratic cesspool, and on the authority of the Harrisburg Patriot ask the people to believe that Hon. John Cessna prepared the bill. There is not of word of truth in it, but it shows how desperate are their needs when they are driven to make use of their own iniquity, to take advantage of their own wrong, in fighting the battles of this campaign. The colored voters will not be deceived by any such lies.
(Column 03)Summary: Ridiculed the attempts by Democratic candidate Meyers to distance himself from his past conduct.
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Meyers wants to bury the issues of the past, and he is now engaged in traveling the district, begging that his infamous and disloyal conduct during the bloody years of the rebellion be forgotten. How about this? Just two years ago when Frank P. Blair was nominated by the national Democracy for Vice President, because in his revolutionary letter he pledged himself to forget nothing, and, if elected to power to turn back the wheels of time and restore the old slave power, his faculty to remember seemed to be his great merit. Meyers himself is only good at forgetting that which it suits him best to have forgotten. The Fifteenth Amendment, for instance, which does not suit him, he says must not be forgotten, and other amendments too, which he promises shall be overthrown when the Democracy get back to the places they only dream of now. This business of forgetting on the part of Meyers, and all his political friends is a deliberate swindle. "Put not your trust in them."
(Column 03)Summary: The paper highlights the failure of Skinner and other Democratic representatives of the border counties to pass a bill for payment of war damage claims. The border counties are represented in the legislature by six Democrats who had difficulty getting support for the bill. The editors argue that in a Republican controlled legislature, the interests of the damage claimants would be best served by electing Republican reps who could produce a majority in the legislature favorable to the bill.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: Argued against free trade as detrimental to the interests of workers and farmers.
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Protection is the true policy for the laborer, the mechanic and the farmer. It means plenty of work and good wages; it means a home market for all our raw materials, and a fair chance to compete with the pauper labor of Europe in the production and sale of our manufactured commodities; it means comfortable and happy homes, free schools, an intelligent and virtuous population. Free Trade means more riches for the rich and greater poverty for the poor. It means little work, and wages reduced to the standard of Europe; it means the destruction of all diversified industry; it means that we shall produce only raw materials for the workshops of England, Germany and France, and receive in exchange the products of their own labor; it means an idle, impoverished people, wretched hovels, ignorance, rage, degradation and want.
(Column 03)Summary: The paper urges local Republicans to make nominations for candidates for township offices that are in the interests of party unity.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The paper argues that John Cessna should represent the 16th District because it contains "the ashes of Chambersburg and the glories of Gettysburg." Should the district, the editors ask, "be represented by Benjamin F. Meyers, who rejoiced in our defeats and was sad when victory perched on the banners of the Union armies?"[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John Cessna, Benjamin F. Meyers)
(Column 04)Summary: The paper asserts that the increased expenses of the Poor House under Democratic control attest to the "extravagant" nature of Democratic rule. The editors urge voters to select Jacob Strickler of Guilford as an alternative to the status quo.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Jacob Strickler)
(Column 04)Summary: The paper asserts that voters should select Thad M. Mahon and Lt. Fosselman because they were "gallant" soldiers that imperilled their lives "to defend the government against traitors and rebels." The editors contrast their behavior to that of Capt. Skinner who, "a gallant soldier during the war, he has united himself with a ticket which has at its head the best convicted traitor to be found in the Sixteenth Congressional district."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Thad M. Mahon, Lt. Fosselman, Capt. Skinner)
(Column 04)Summary: The paper urges Republicans to vote the straight party ticket. "Do not permit favor, friendship, anything to tempt you to cut a single name on our ticket."[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The paper endorses Republican John Huber for election as county commissioner. His "incorruptible integrity and business capacity" make him the ideal candidate to restore a commission "disgraced and robbed by corrupt" Democrats.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John Huber)
(Column 05)Summary: The paper asserts that the Democratic representatives of the border counties have no influence with a Republican governor and a Republican-controlled legislature. Only Republicans, the editors assert, have the ability to pass war damage compensation.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper reminds "soldiers of the Sixteenth District" that Benjamin F. Meyers, Democratic candidate for Congress, "was openly in favor of compromise with the rebels, and discouraged and opposed the draft" during the war. "If his counsels had prevailed there would not now be a Congress."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Benjamin F. Meyers)
(Column 05)Summary: The paper charges that Meyers "is one of that class of despicable Democratic politicians who filled the land with widows and orphans by inciting the slaveholders to rebellion, and by fighting the Union armies in the rear during the war." He should not be sent to Congress to make laws "for the government which he sought to destroy."Look Out for Fraudulent Votes
(Names in announcement: Meyers)
(Column 05)Summary: The paper asserts that Democratic frauds, including one man who registered sixty times under different names, have already been revealed in Philadelphia. They are likely to be attempted in Chambersburg as well.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper charges that Benjamin F. Meyers' war record is a "reproach and disgrace to the 16th district." The best way to "bury" the issue is to defeat him for Congress.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Benjamin F. Meyers)
(Column 05)Summary: The paper praises Democrats Kimmell, McLellan, and Sharpe for refusing to support Meyers' or "make any speeches in behalf of a copperhead and traitor."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Kimmell, McLellan, Sharpe, Meyers)
(Column 05)Summary: The paper instructs each member of the County Committee to be sure that all Republicans in their respective towns get to the polls.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper asserts that a full turnout and fraud-free election will guarantee Republican victory. The editors attribute last years Democratic victories to low turnout among Republicans.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The paper endorses Jacob Strickler, "the model farmer of Guilford," for director of the County Poor House and farm.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Jacob Strickler)
(Column 05)Summary: The paper endorses Thad M. Mahon and Lt. William Fosselman for assembly.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Thad M. Mahon, Lt. William Fosselman)
(Column 05)Summary: The paper reminds voters that the next legislature will be responsible for apportionment.[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper offers the monthly statement showing a large reduction in the national debt as the best testimony to the benefits of Republican rule.[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The paper endorses John Huber, "the experienced and upright merchant and manufacturer of Chambersburg," for County Commissioner.
(Names in announcement: John Huber)
(Column 01)Summary: Chairman James G. Elder and Secretary John M. M'Dowell publish a schedule of upcoming Republican meetings in Franklin County and append a list of expected speakers.Republican Meetings
(Names in announcement: James G. Elder, John M. M'Dowell, John Cessna, John Allison, William D. Kelley, Maj. A. R. Calhoun, John Stewart, Lyman S. Clarke, Col. George B. Wiestling, Col. F. S. Stumbaugh, E. J. Bonebrake, Jere Cook, Theodore M'Gowan, J. S. Eby, S. W. Hays, H. Gehr, T. Frank Garver, W. U. Brewer, T. M. Mahon, J. M. M'Dowell, Lew W. Detrich, A. M'Elwaine, C. W. M'Keehan, Jacob Henninger, J. R. Gaff, John Miller, James Pollock, Col. Frank Jordan)
(Column 01)Summary: Reported on several Republican meetings and addresses at different towns across the county. Also denounced Democratic free trade policies and felt confident that Republicans would win control of Franklin county from the Democrats in the next election.
(Names in announcement: Judge Allison, Mahlon Chance, John Cessna, H. E. Shaffer, Theodore M'Gowan, Col. F. S. Stumbaugh, C. W. M'Keehan)Full Text of Article:Meeting at Waynesboro
Owing to the extremely inclement weather during several days of last week, a number of the meetings announced could not be held. In most instances rooms suited to public meetings could not be procured, and to stand in the wet and rain for several hours was more than speakers and hearers had bargained for. The meetings called for Mercersburg and Marion, on the 29th, and Greencastle, on the 30th, were postponed. At Greenwood a small meeting was held, and addressed by Messrs. Garver and Hays.
At Chambersburg, in the Court House, on the 27th, and at Fannettsburg and Funkstown, on the 28th, large and enthusiastic meetings were held, excellent addresses were made and profound and earnest attention was given to all that was said.
The meeting held in the Court House was much the best that has been held here for a long time. It was addressed by Judge Allison, Register of the Treasury, and Hon. Mahlon Chance, of Fremont, Ohio. Judge Allison spoke for an hour and a half, and gave the whole time to an impartial and earnest review of the work done by the administration of Gen. Grant, and compared its acts during the eighteen months of its existence with the pledges made by the Republican party in its platform when Gen. Grant was nominated. His position in the Treasury Department enabled him to present the case with authority, and we are sure no impartial man went away from the meeting after having listened to his cogent and loyal address without being convinced that the pledges given to administer the affairs of the Government economically and honestly, to reduce the taxes and to pay the debt had been strictly and religiously kept by the administration. Before such a fair and candid investigation Mr. Meyers' bungling sophistries melted away or were so fairly exposed as to render their author ridiculous.
His keen and incisive exposition of the policy of the Democracy since the election of Lincoln in 1860 was such as to carry conviction with it, and his contempt for the party which, having opposed the suppression of the rebellion, and after the war advocated repudiation of the public debt, now has the unblushing effrontery to seek places of trust and honor in the National Government, was withering.
His exposure of the inconsistency of the Democracy on the Tariff question was happy, and impressed all who heard him. Accepting the position of the Democracy that we should buy where we can buy cheapest, he charged upon them that to be consistent they must accept the principle in all its meaning and advocate buying labor where it is cheapest as well as the products of the cheapest labor. In other words, if the Democracy favored admitting the products of the pauper labor of Europe and Asia, they must also favor the introduction of the pauper laborer as well. They must invite the Chinese laborer to compete with our American laborer, though the former can work for 30 cents and live on a pinch of rice and a rat a day, while the Amirican laborer requires good food, comfortable clothes and dwellings, schools, churches, &c. This is true. If they demand the one they cannot go back on the other. How do American laborers like voting with a party who are pledged with their free trade principles to reduce them to the degraded condition of the half civilized Chinaman?
Mr. Chance spoke for three quarters of an hour and entertained his audience by some capital hits and illustrations.
At Fannettsburg the meeting was held in the Town Hall, which was crowded, and many could not find room inside. Hon. John Cessna, Hon. M. Chance, and H.E. Shaffer, Esq., of M'Connellsburg, made addresses. We have received no special report of the meeting.
The meeting at Funkstown was held at the lower tavern, and was large, quiet and attentive. It was addressed by Col. Theodore M'Gowan, Col. F.S. Stumbaugh, and C.W. M'Keehan. Good speeches were made and a good report is promised and expected from Quincy township.
We may add that the people are fairly aroused throughout the county, and the Republican voters are resolved to wipe out the defeat of last year. They mean to settle the question of party supremacy for this county, this fall, beyond the necessity for future caviling or controversy. They mean to show the Democracy that the loyal party possesses the numerical strength here, as it should do so long as it is true to its principles.
(Column 01)Summary: Praised the recent Republican meeting held at Waynesboro. At the same time, ridiculed the poor attendance at the Democratic meeting held in Greencastle.
Full Text of Article:Census Returns
The meeting of Saturday evening at Waynesboro was a splendid success, utterly sinking into insignificance the attempt of the Democracy a short time ago when Meyers visited that place to address them. A large crowd was in attendance and hstened with closest attention to the well digested, thoughtful sentiments of Judge Allison who spoke at considerable length. His argument covered the ground already reverted to in noticing his speech earlier in the week at this place, and carried with them conviction as they did here. Judge Allison was followed by W.U. Brewer, Esq. who made a short and pungent address. Both were listened to with profound attention and satisfaction.
The grand demonstration of the Democracy at Greencastle, on the same night, did not meet with the same success. After preparing for a week, and publishing extensively that the faithful should be in attendance on Saturday night and hear some of the big guns go off, they succeeded in getting together none of the requisites of a political meeting except a brass band. Audience and speakers both were lacking, and what few of the former did attend went away disgusted that they should have been so badly treated. It was bad treatment, we admit, but there is some excuse for the speakers too. The Democracy have but two speakers this fall, but two open friends of Meyers, and as they had already announced a meeting at Mercersburg on Saturday night, it was impossible for them to be at both places. We sympathize with them, and hope the disappointed at Greencastle will not hold them responsible for their disappointment. One thing is certain, Stenger and Duncan can't be at two places at the same time.
(Column 01)Summary: Listed census data for 3 townships in Franklin county, divided between whites and blacks.
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We are indebted to Mr. W.K. Widner, Assistant Marshal, for the following returns.
Metal Township.--Whole population, 1,4919; white males, 681; white females 719; colored males, 11; colored females, 8. Deaths during the year ending June 1, 1870: white males, 10, females, 8--total, 18.
Letterkenny Township.--Whole population, 2,178; white males, 1,101; white females, 1,063; colored males, 9; colored females, 5. Deaths: white males, 8; white females, 13--total, 21.
Green Township.--Whole population, 3,359; white males, 1,580; white females, 1,634; black males, 73; black females 72. Deaths; white males, 21; white females, 15; colored female, 1--total, 27.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that "during the past year death has been unusually busy among the aged residents" of Mercersburg. The article gives the three latest obituaries. Mrs. Jane M'Connell, wife of Hugh M'Connell, died on Saturday after a protracted illness. She was 60 years old. Hugh M'Connell passed away shortly thereafter. He had been "prostrated by a billious attack for some time." "Mr. M. has lonf been a resident of this place; being engaged in the manufacture of earthenware, his business relations brought him many acquaintances throughout this and adjoining counties, who will lwarn with pain of his death. He was 72 years old and a member of the M. E. Church. Frederick E. Smith, "another aged and highly esteemed citizen," died on Tuesday. He had fallen from a ladder three years ago, and never fully recovered. He was engaged in the book trade and a member of the Reformed Church. He was 75 years old.
(Names in announcement: Jane M'Connell, Hugh M'Connell, Frederick E. Smith)Origin of Article: Mercersburg JournalFrench's Circus and Caravan
(Column 02)Summary: French's Circus and Caravan will visit Chambersburg. The paper prints an excellent review of the show.Olive Logan
(Column 02)Summary: Olive Logan, the gifted speaker, will deliver her lecture on "Girls" in Repository Hall on the 15th. She is widely known throughout the country and "has tried every vocation open to women and succeeded in all." "Let the Hall again exhibit the beauty, the fashion, and the intelligence of our people as it has so often before when no greater or hardly so great an attraction has been offered."Tribute of Respect
(Column 02)Summary: President J. C. M'Lanahan and cashier L. H. Fletcher of the First National Bank of Chambersburg issue resolutions of sympathy and respect adopted at the last board meeting in honor of the late Capt. Samuel A. Bradley.Funkstown
(Names in announcement: Capt. Samuel A. Bradley, J. C. M'Lanahan, L. H. Fletcher)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that the "telling blows" of prominent Republicans delivered at a recent rally in Funkstown "had an excellent affect in that Democratic stronghold." A number of Democrats allegedly came away determined to "vote the loyal Republican ticket."Shooting Gallery
(Names in announcement: M'Gowan, Stumbaugh, M'Keehan)
(Column 02)Summary: Mr. Gilvery has opened a shooting gallery in the basement of the Repository Building. He invites "sporting gentlemen to examine his new patent gun."Olive Logan's Lecture
(Names in announcement: Gilvery)
(Column 02)Summary: A special train of cars will run from Shippensburg and Greencastle to Chambersburg for Olive Logan's lecture on the 15th.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: A large number of ladies and gentlemen turned out for an "old fashioned" Republican meeting in Greenvillage. The remarks of the speakers were met with frequent rounds of applause.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. Criswell, S. W. Hays, John Stewart, Thad M. Mahon)
(Column 04)Summary: Henry Sleichter and Miss Mary J. Forbes, both of Chambersburg, were married at the M. E. Parsonage in Orrstown on September 29th by the Rev. John Lloyd.Married
(Names in announcement: Henry Sleichter, Mary J. Forbes, Rev. John Lloyd)
(Column 04)Summary: Charles E. Swisher and Miss Mary Jane Karas, both of Carrick, were married near Carrick on October 3rd at the house of Patrick Reilly by the Rev. J. Smith Gordon.Married
(Names in announcement: Charles E. Swisher, Mary Jane Karas, Patrick Reilly, Rev. J. Smith Gordon)
(Column 04)Summary: John H. Reed and Miss Sarah E. Fraley were married near Carrick on October 3rd at the house of Patrick Reilly by the Rev. J. Smith Gordon.Died
(Names in announcement: John H. Reed, Sarah E. Fraley, Patrick Reilly, Rev. J. Smith Gordon)
(Column 04)Summary: Mary Jemima Murphy died near Carrick on September 22nd. She was 1 year old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Jemima Murphy)
(Column 04)Summary: Carrie Emma Noonan died near Carrick on September 26th. She was 3 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Carrie Emma Noonan)
(Column 04)Summary: James Shillito died near Greencastle of typhoid fever on September 25th. He was 22 years old.
(Names in announcement: James Shillito)