Franklin Repository: December 07, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Is Benjamin F. Meyers a Free Trader?
(Column 02)Summary: The paper asserts that Benjamin Meyers, Congressman-elect from the district including Franklin, is a free trade advocate. John Cessna, who is challenging Meyers's narrow victory, is a staunch protectionist.
(Names in announcement: Benjamin Meyers, John Cessna)
Dr. Willetts' Lecture
(Column 01)Summary: The paper declares Dr. Willetts' lecture a success despite small crowds. He spoke in "Sunshine, or the Search of a Happy Life." The talk centered on the importance of optimism, happiness, and geniality that he termed the "sunshine of the heart." The paper attributes the small attendance from the lingering effects of Olive Logan's "inspipid twaddle" at the most recent high-profile lecture.Week of Prayer
(Column 02)Summary: The Executive Committee of the Evangelical Alliance of the United States publishes a schedule for its "Week of Prayer," January 1st-8th.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The Cumberland Valley Railroad issued its report for the year. The company is in position to complete the track between Bridgeport and Mechanicsburg. New passenger stations have been built at Bridgeport and Hagerstown. The new passenger engine cost $2,465.82. Grading from the Potomac to Hagerstown and work on the Southern Pennsylvania Railroad is in progress. The company purchased 150 tons of steel rails and will buy 800 tons more. The earnings for the year ending September 30th were as follows: passenger, $186,738.88; freight, $358,910.85; mail service, $6,300.00; Adams Express, $3,945.76; other sources, $9,623.58; total, $565,519.07.Death of Mr. Snively
(Column 02)Summary: Isaac Snively of Chambersburg died last Tuesday in Greencastle of consumption. He was 29 years old and had been living in Pittsburgh since 1860. He worked as agent for the Adams Express Company and route agent for the Union Express Company. During the war, he served as a soldier in the 126th Pennsylvania Regiment. Three years ago, he made a trip to Europe with Mr. William Bingham, but his health only briefly improved. "While his friend and companion, Mr. Bingham, sleeps under the waves of the North Channel, Snively has been laid to rest in the churchyard of his native village."
Origin of Article: Pittsburgh LedgerA Case of Fatal Burning
(Column 02)Summary: A stove fire fatally burned a daughter of James Kline while she was parching corn. Dr. A. H. Strickler attended her, but could not save her. She was 7 years old.Theatrical
(Names in announcement: James Kline, Dr. A. H. Strickler)
(Column 03)Summary: The "celebrated" Coleman Children performed in Repository Hall last week. Their "juvenile entertainments" delighted the crowd. They performed theatrical and musical demonstrations.The Population of Franklin County
(Column 03)Summary: The Repository presents the latest census information for Franklin County.
(Names in announcement: Gen. E. M. Gregory)Full Text of Article:Reunion of the 126th P.V.
We are indebted to Gen. E. M. Gregory, U. S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for the following statistics of the population of Franklin county, as ascertained from the late census:Lurgan, Fannett and Southampton townships 5,435 Green Letterkenny and Metal township 6,954 North Ward of Chambersburg and Hamilton twp. 4,611 St. Thomas and Peters townships 4,516 Warren and Montgomery townships and Borough of Mercersburg 5,188 South Ward of Chambersburg 3,333 Guilford and Quincy townships 6,214 Antrim township and Greencastle Borough 5,413 Waynesboro and Washington township 3,719 Total 45,383
We regret that we are unable to give the population of each township and town separately. As soon as we can obtain the data we will publish a statement showing this, and the increase in each over the population in 1860. The increase in ten years is not as great as it was thought to be. The census of 1860 gave us a population of 42,122 the present is 45,383, an increase in ten years of 3,261.
(Column 03)Summary: The first annual reunion of the regiment will be held on December 13th. A large attendance is expected. "Many of them have since the war wandered to different States of the Union and made new homes and formed new associations, and of these a goodly proportion have promised to make the reunion the occasion of a visit to their old homes. But much the largest number still reside in this and the adjoining counties, and nearly all of them may be expected to be present." The citizens of Chambersburg, who have a warm affection for the regiment, will give the veterans a hospitable welcome. Excusrion tickets will be issued by the Cumberland Valley Railroad.New Carriage Manufactory
(Column 03)Summary: John W. Rodgers, J. P. McClintock, George H. Wood, and Thomas Donavan, all residents of Chambersburg, are opening a carriage manufacturing shop to be known as Rodgers and Co. The young men trained with Peiffer and Hicks, now Peiffer and Doebler.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John W. Rodgers, J. P. McClintock, George H. Wood, Thomas Donavan, Peiffer, Hicks, Doebler)
(Column 03)Summary: The Cumberland Valley Dental Society held their third annual meeting in the rooms of Dr. H. Forrest on December 1st. They discussed aspects of the profession and elected officers for the coming year.Abandoned
(Names in announcement: Dr. H. Forrest, Dr. J. L. Sueserott, Dr. G. W. Neidich, Dr. G. F. Platt, Dr. J. C. Miller, Dr. M. A. Berry, Dr. J. N. Wunderlich)
(Column 03)Summary: A several-month-old child was found abandoned on a lot on the Franklin Railroad near T. B. Wood and Co.'s foundry. The mother was found shortly therefter. "She had been a servant at the Montgomery Hotel, and gave birth to the child at the County Poor House. The mother is a yellow woman, and after it was ascertained to whom the child belonged, she took the child and placed it with a colored family in town."Third Annual Statement of the Chambersburg Building Association
(Column 03)Summary: The Repository prints the annual report of the Chambersburg Building Association, noting finances and election results.
(Names in announcement: William D. Guthrie, Frank Henderson, Calvin Gilbert, B. F. Nead, Thomas Henneberger, N. P. Grove, Hiram M. White, William E. Tolbert, Jacob Henninger)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
At their annual meeting, on Monday evening, November 28th, the following statement was made by the Auditors:Amount received for dues $6,323.80 Amount received for interest 1,720.75 Amount received for fines 151.95 Amount received for transfer fees 4.25 Amount paid on each share 78.00 Present share value 122.43 Number of shares sold last six months .53 Total assets of association 61,219.64
The following Officers were chosen for the ensuing year: President, William D. Guthrie; Vice President, Frank Henderson; Secretary, Calvin Gilbert; Treasurer, B. F. Nead; Directors, Thomas Henneberger, N. P. Grove, Hiram M. White, William E. Tolbert, Jacob Henninger.
(Column 03)Summary: The Mechanicsburg Journal pays a high compliment to the Chambersburg band who visited on Thanksgiving.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The paper reports that the Cumberland Valley Railroad, "hitherto only of local consideration," is about to be made into "one of the most important through lines in the State." The managers of the Pennsylvania Central are planning to link it to a great southwestern route that will end in New Orleans.Notice
(Column 04)Summary: The citizens of Chambersburg are invited to the exercises in the Court House accompanying the reunion of the 126th Pa. Regiment on December 13th.Married
(Column 04)Summary: Samuel Geddes Noonan and Miss Ann E. Rodgers, both of Carrick, were married on November 17th at the residence of Enos Rodgers by the Rev. J. Smith Gordon.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel Geddes Noonan, Ann E. Rodgers, Enos Rodgers, Rev. J. Smith Gordon)
(Column 04)Summary: John N. Paxton, formerly of Chambersburg, and Ella V. Frey of Iowa were married in Iowa on December 1st by the Rev. W. F. Paxton.Married
(Names in announcement: John N. Paxton, Ella V. Frey, Rev. W. F. Paxton)
(Column 04)Summary: Benjamin F. Miller and Miss Charlotte Kreider, both of St. Thomas, were married at the M. E. Church in St. Thomas on November 29th by the Rev. G. W. Izer.Married
(Names in announcement: Benjamin F. Miller, Charlotte Kreider, Rev. G. W. Izer)
(Column 04)Summary: Joseph Nicklas and Miss Maggie Hawbecker, both of Franklin, were married on November 28th by the Rev. W. T. Lower.Married
(Names in announcement: Joseph Nicklas, Maggie Hawbecker, Rev. W. T. Lower)
(Column 04)Summary: Jacob M. Weber of Green and Miss Elvina C. Rice of Fayetteville were married on December 4th by the Rev. Dr. Schneck.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob W. Weber, Elvina C. Rice, Rev. Dr. Schneck)
(Column 04)Summary: Jacob Caufman died at his residence in Hamilton on November 22nd of pulmonary consumption. He was 52 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Caufman)
(Column 04)Summary: Miss Jane M'Connell died on November 7th at the residence of J. D. Walker. She was 76 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Jane M'Connell, J. D. Walker)
(Column 04)Summary: James McGinley Witherow, son of William and Laura Witherow, died on November 19th. He was 1 year old.Died
(Names in announcement: James McGinley Witherow, William Witherow, Laura Witherow)
(Column 04)Summary: Sadie Ella Allen, daughter of James and Annie Allen, died on November 27th at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Sadie Levan, in Reading. She was 14 years old. A poem of mourning accompanies the notice.
(Names in announcement: Sadie Ella Allen, James Allen, Annie Allen, Sadie Levan)