Franklin Repository: December 14, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 04)Summary: The paper prints President Grant's annual message to Congress.
(Column 01)Summary: This article touts the quantity and quality of educational institutions in the surrounding area.
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The facilities for educating the rising generation in this fair and flourishing portion of our State - the Cumberland Valley - are being rapidly brought to a high degree of perfection. From the Susquehanna to the Potomac, and thence South under the name of Shenandoah Valley, stretches as fine a vale of country as can greet the eye of the traveler. The Cumberland Valley Railroad through the heart of the valley, completed as far south as Hagerstown, and in progress of completion indefinitely south, gives to this section of country a prominence which must attract the attention of those who desire to settle on a great line of travel, and at the same time to be surrounded with all the advantages of the agricultural resources and manufacturing conveniences. But especially does our valley invite the attention of those who desire the very best facilities for the education of their children.
In addition to the flourishing condition of the common schools in Franklin and Cumberland counties, which was evidenced by the very full attendance of the teachers in both counties at the County Institutes, and the very general desire of the enlightened citizens of the two counties to still further elevate their schools, until in every district a well regulated and well taught school shall furnish a suitable education to those who are unprepared to attend school from home; we say that, in addition to the common schools, nearly every town and village in the valley has one or more well supported and well taught select schoolr, academy, or female seminary. Mechanicsburg has her academy and female seminary. Carlisle has Dickinson College, whose reputation as a literary institution is well sustained under its present president, Dr. Dashiel. Shippensburg is now founding and will soon push to completion a first class Normal school, under the act of Assembly providing for State Normal schools. This Normal school district, comprising the counties of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon and Blair is able and will no doubt put this school on a firm foundation, and will make it a school from which thoroughly trained teachers will be furnished to our common schools. Chambersburg has already in successful operation an academy for boys, in which, they can be fitted for an advanced class in any of our colleges. Here also has been founded the Wilson Female College which has opened with a marked appearance of success. Mercersburg also has a college, which will, as soon as the new railroad connecting the point with the Cumberland Valley railroad is completed, command a liberal share of patronage. All these flourishing institutions offer to our citizens, and to those who may be on the lookout for educational advantages the very finest, inducements to continue, or to make their residence in Cumberland Valley. Our resources, both in regard to agriculture and other industrial pursuits, will bear a much heavier population than we now have, and the prices of property offer great inducements to those in other portions of our State who are not so well situated in regard to any of the interests to which we have alluded.
(Column 02)Summary: The Repository praises President Grant for his handling of the nation's finances and other affairs of state.
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The President's Message is given in our columns this week in full. It is the plain, practical production of a straight forward, upright Executive, and is concise, direct and clear, and in most particulars must be satisfactory to the people. We have already given a large space to the comments made by the press of both parties upon the message, and there is therefore little reason why we should discuss it at length. Few Executives could point with more satisfaction to the results of a year's work than can President Grant to the facts and figures of last year's financial management, and few would have done it with more modesty than he has. In less than two years his administration has placed the credit of the nation, shattered and shaken by Johnson, alongside of the highest and best in Europe. And this has been done too without detriment or damage to the domestic interests of the country. The country never was more prosperous than last year, and never gave better assurance of continued prospesity than now. While on this subject the President administered some plain talk on the subject of "revenue reform" which delighted the people, and which the reformers can put in their pipes and smoke. Our relations to other nations were briefly discussed. The Alabama claims do not seem to be any nearer a settlement than they were a year ago, nor does there seem to have been any effort made to push them to a settlement. The President suggests that the question would be greatly simplified if the Government were to settle the claims for losses with individual claimants, and thus have the whole case for adjustment in its own hands. Great care has been taken to preserve intact the long established policy of the United State with regard to European complications. Strict impartiality has been exercised towards France and Prussia and the highest respect of both people has been preserved.
(Column 02)Summary: The Repository denies the Spirit's accusation that Republican agents first tried to bribe black voters and then, after the election, attempted to make the money back.
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The Spirit of last week fabricated the following.
During the campaign, the Radical leaders of Franklin County were willing to foot all the bills the payment of which was necessary to qualify the negroes to vote. All they asked of them was that they should vote for Cessna and the whole ticket. Accordingly in the Borough of Chambersburg, out of the $100,000 corruption fund, they paid the taxes of over two hundred colored suffragists. All but a few who were property holders, were assessed twenty-eight cents and this was the amount that had to be forthcoming in every case.
Now, all this was cheerfully paid under the expectation and in the hope of a glorious triumph. But when defeat was their lot instead of victory, they began to regret the useless expenditure of this money, and, after casting about for some time to reimburse themselves, they hit upon the idea of assessing each colored voter seventy-five cents. They knew that a large portion of them could not, and would not pay anything, and they thought that by assessing three quarters of a dollar, they might raise from those who were able to pay as much as they had expended for all. Colored agents were selected to go among the negroes and collect this assessment. One of these agents got from the poor darkies for this purpose about twenty dollars which he "salted down" in his own pockets, saying, "if I hab to do de dirty work, I'se gwine to be paid for it.
The darkies say it isn't cheap work voting the Radical ticket.
For ourselves we would not deem it necessary to deny such a palpable falsehood, but at the request of several of the most responsible colored men of Chambersburg we pronounce it just what it is, an unmitigated lie. Since the article appeared in the Spirit there has been such a change in that office as will probably prevent the publication of such slanders hereafter. The attache of the Spirit who furnished such stories as the above and was thought by many to have written them, was a few days ago arrested by the proprietors and put under bonds for his appearance at the next term of court, on the charge of stealing the newspapers of that establishment and selling them.
It is probable that with his withdrawal from the Spirit newspaper there will be an end of those slanderous articles upon his people.
(Column 03)Summary: The Marshall Literary Society of Mercersburg College will hold their fifth anniversary celebration in the Reformed Church on December 21st.Married
(Column 04)Summary: George D. Bonebrake of Quincy and Miss Mary A. Funk of New Guilford were married in Chambersburg on December 8th by the Rev. J. Fohl.Married
(Names in announcement: George D. Bonebrake, Mary A. Funk, Rev. J. Fohl)
(Column 04)Summary: Dr. Hiram M. Buhrman of Quincy and Miss Beckie Beam of Guilford were married at the Adams House, Greencastle, on November 24th by the Rev. M. Kieffer.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. Hiram M. Buhrman, Beckie Beam, Rev. M. Kieffer)
(Column 04)Summary: John O. Hoover and Miss Ann Honoddle, both of Waynesboro, were married on December 6th by the Rev. M. Kieffer.Married
(Names in announcement: John O. Hoover, Ann Honoddle, Rev. M. Kieffer)
(Column 04)Summary: James J. Himes of Massachusetts and Mrs. Rosie J. Skinner of Dry Run were married on November 22nd by the Rev. William A. West.Married
(Names in announcement: James J. Himes, Rosie J. Skinner, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 04)Summary: William M. Rummell of Shirleysburg and Miss Kate A. Shearer, daughter of Elias Shearer of Spring Garden Mills, were married on November 24th by the Rev. William A. West.Married
(Names in announcement: William M. Rummell, Kate A. Shearer, Elias Shearer, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 04)Summary: Alfred H. Myer of Fayetteville and Miss Elizabeth Winger from near Chambersburg were married on December 8th at the residence of the bride's father, Rev. Michael Winger, by Rev. H. C. Lesher.Died
(Names in announcement: Alfred H. Myer, Elizabeth Winger, Rev. Michael Winger, Rev. H. C. Lesher)
(Column 04)Summary: Rev. John A. Jacobs died in Chambersburg on December 4th. He was 66 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. John A. Jacobs)
(Column 04)Summary: Miss Ruhamah Campbell died at Spring Run on November 28th. She was 53 years old.
(Names in announcement: Ruhamah Campbell)