Franklin Repository: April 20, 1859Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
Description of Page: Page covered by account of state Democratic convention at Harrisburg.
Description of Page: Miscellaneous human interest stories.
Description of Page: Miscellaneous national news and curiosities from afar.
New Names for Political Parties
(Column 2)Summary: Article gleefully notes the plethora of factions among the Democrats.National (?) Democracy
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(Column 4)Summary: Article takes great pleasure in recalling Democrats' 1856 claims to have fielded the nation's only national party. Now they are the sectional party themselves, it insists. It especially takes Northern Democrats to task for their cowering subservience to the "lords-of-the-lash."Court Proceedings: Quarter Sessions
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(Column 5)Summary: Above men charged with riot, assault and battery. Strealy found guilty, but Smith and Cummins not guilty, the others having eluded capture.Court Proceedings
(Names in announcement: Edward Minnich, Peter Cummins, Abraham Strealy, John Smith, William Simpson)
(Column 5)Summary: Hastings discharged on the provision that he leave the county.Court Proceedings: Common Pleas
(Names in announcement: John Hastings, Peter HarlecherPaid surety bond)
(Column 5)Summary: Suit over the cutting and carrying away of another's crop. Joseph Rock confessed and paid $60.Common Pleas
(Names in announcement: Jacob Rock, Joseph Rock)
(Column 5)Summary: An action to recover for work and repairs done to property of Thomas Rock. Verdict for plaintiff for $103.Common Pleas
(Names in announcement: Joseph Rock, Jacob Rock, Elizabeth Rock)
(Column 5)Summary: Action brought to recover the value of a reaper sold by Jacob R. Smith, agent for Rev. John Winebrenner of Harrisburg, to defendant. Verdict for plaintiff for $100.Common Pleas
(Names in announcement: John Winebrenner, Frederick Walk)
(Column 5)Summary: Action brought to recover for services rendred to the deceased during the last years of her life, by her daughter. There being no express contract between the parties, the Court instructed the jury that the plaintiff could not recover.Common Pleas
(Names in announcement: Nancy Wingert, Joseph Wingert, Jacob PenceAgent for the estate of Elizabeth Wingert, Elizabeth Wingert, )
(Column 5)Summary: Action of debt on a statue, brouhgt to recover the penalty of $133.33 for marrying the minor daughter of defendant. Verdict for plaintiff.Common pleas
(Names in announcement: Jesse Kean, J. HanneberryRev.)
(Column 5)Summary: Action to recover for servics rendered to the deceased (who was afflicted with cancer) extending over a period of several years before his death. Verdict not yet rendered.Accident on the Chambersburg Turnpike
(Names in announcement: William N. Witherspoon, Milton LytleExecutor of David Lytle, dec., David Lytle, , )
(Column 5)Summary: Describes how a bridge over the Juniata River, near Bedford, collapsed beneath Mr. Barnhart, his wagon and team. Although he survived, Mr. Barnhart sustained a loss of not less than $500.An Error
(Names in announcement: Samuel Barnhart, )
(Column 5)Summary: Reports that the demise of Philip Sollenberger was premature. It was actually Peter Sollenberger who died.
(Names in announcement: Peter Sollenberger, )
The March of Freedom
(Column 2)Summary: Celebrates the Democratic party's national troubles rising from its attempt to "enslave Kansas." Revels in the rapid ascendance of the Republican Party
(Names in announcement: , )Origin of Article: Harrisburg TelegramFull Text of Article:The Democracy and "Niggers"
"Freedom's battle once began,
Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son,
Though battled oft, is ever won."
Four years ago when the pro-slavery party of the South, aided by the weak-kneed Democrats of the North, entered upon the business of making a slave State out of territory covered by the Missouri Compromise, they little dreamed of inaugurating a movement that would make wreck of the Democratic party in the Free States, and build up a great Republican organization, such as now bids defiance to the Slave power and is able successfully to resist its further encroachments. And yet such is the result. In the language of a cotemporary, "the effort to enslave Kansas has demoralized two Administrations. It has driven three Democratic Governors into the Republican Party. It has given the seats of fifteen Democratic United States Senators to as many Republicans. It has spread the Republican banner in triumph over nearly every Free State." And the signs of the times indicate that if wise counsels prevail in the Opposition ranks, it will give us a Republican President in 1860.
The latest and one of the most brilliant triumphs of the friends of Freedom, was achieved in Connecticut on the 4th inst. We predicted that the "land of steady habits" would utterly repudiate the slave-led powers at Washington, and the result shows that our estimate of the integrity and patriotism of the people of that good old State was correct. -- The Republicans swept the State like a purifying whirlwind, and the banner of Freedom now waves triumphant throughout all her borders. The Slavery battalions, marshalled by officers of the Federal Government, were met by the hosts of Freedom, and driven back to their secret hiding places covered with confusion and disgrace. That victory equals in brilliancy any that has yet been achieved over the corrupt and imbecile Usurper at Washington, and the minions who shout in his train that "thrift may follow fawning." Connecticut, in wheeling into the line of Republican States, covered herself with glory; and we say all honor to her gallant sons who have come out of the contest with "brows bound with victorious wreaths." The march of Freedom is steadily onward, and no earthly power can arrest its progress.--Harrisburg Telegraph.
(Column 2)Summary: Attacks the Southern Democracy's supposed distaste for "niggers," and notes their close quarters with blacks at home, including the propagation of "half-niggers."
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--Hon. Owen Lovejoy, of Illinois, in a recent speech in the House of Representatives, thus describes a party which is not so strong in the country as it once was:
"The Slavery Democracy prates and chaters about 'negro equality, 'Black Republicans,' and 'nigger stealing,' to use its classic phrase and improved orthography. It has or affects to have, a great horror of 'niggers.' And any one who advocates the principles of human Freedom, as they were enunciated and laid down in enduring forms by the Fathers of the Republic, is a 'woolly head,' and these same Democrats have learned to speak of them with a peculiar nasal twist. You would suppose that these gentlemen, whose olfactories are so sensitive and acute, never saw a nigger except in a menagerie. And yet, would you believe it! the very first service rendered to him on earth is performed by a nigger; as an infant, he draws the milk, which makes his flesh and blood and bones, from the breast of a nigger; looks up in her face and smiles, and calls her by the endearing name of 'mammy,' and begs, perhaps, in piteous tones, for the privilege of carrying 'mammy' to the Territories; he is undressed and put to bed by a nigger, and nestles during the slumbers of infancy in the bosom of a nigger; he is washed, dressed and taken to the table by a nigger, to eat food prepared by a nigger; he is led to school by a nigger; every service that childhood demands is performed by a nigger, except that of chastisement, which, from the absence of good manners in many cases, it is to be feared is not performed at all. When down appears on his lip, the tonsorial service is performed by a nigger; and when he reaches manhood, he invades the nigger quarters, to place himself in the endearing relation of paternity to half niggers. Finally, if he should be ambitious, it may occur that he will come to congress to represent a constituency, three-fifths of whom are niggers, and talk about 'Black Republicans,' 'amalgamation,' 'nigger equality,' 'nigger stealing,' and the offensive odor of niggerism."
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(Column 3)Summary: Wedding of April 6. Groom of Cumberland Co., bride of Franklin Co.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Kennedy, Agnes Thomson, George Dice, )
(Column 3)Summary: Wedding of April 12 in the M.E. (Methodist Episcopal?) Church of Chambersburg. Groom of Lebanon Co., formerly of Franklin. Bride of Chambersburg.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. P.B. Reese, Lydia E. Maxwell, Solomon Maxwell, Levi D. Houser)
(Column 3)Summary: Death on April 13, after a prolonged illness, in Hamilton Township. Mr. Sites was 68 years of age.Died
(Names in announcement: Henry Sites, )
(Column 3)Summary: Death on April 17. Mr. Rhoads was 36 years of age.Died
(Names in announcement: George Rhoades, )
(Column 3)Summary: Death of April 12. The deceased was a resident of Fayetteville for 45 years. Was 66 years of age.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Heysinger, )