Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, June 12, 1868, Image 2
"fitthcv sA,lnaltant." E. H. RAUCH. EDITORS & PURIASIIERS, THOS. B. CIJenn.AN,S LANCASTER, PA FRIDAY, JUNE 12, IS6S. shall hare no policy of my own to en force against the will of the people."—G it A NT. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. NJ TIONAL TICKET. " MATCH 'EM." President: Gen. ULYSSES S. GRANT, OF THE UNITED STATES Fire President: SCHUYLER COLFAX, OF INDIANA STATE TICKET. Auditor General: Geii. J NO. F. HARTRANFT, OF MONTCiOMERY COUNTY Surveyor General: Gen. JACOB M. CAMPBELL, OF CAMBRIA. COUNTY TERMS OF FATHER ABRAHAM. invariably in Adranre : One eopy to one address Fire copies " E 33 Fifteen Twenty 4644( 10.00 And 50 cents for erery additional subscriber over twenty. Address, RAT CH & COCHRAN, Editors and Publishers, lAneaster, Pa How to Send Money. In remitting money by mail, the safest way to do so is by Draft, or Post, Office money order; and when neither of these can be had, send in " Registered " Letter. We would call the special attention of our friends to this notice. LANCAtTER AND BERKS. The old standing struggle between Re publican Lancaster and Democratic Berks for the glory of giving the largest majority will probably be more interesting and ex citing this year than at any time within the recollection of the oldest inhabitant. Lancaster county can beat Berks ; the only question is whether the necessary effort will be made to do it. A full vote in Lancaster cannot foot up less than seven thousand five hundred for Grant and Colfax; whilst Berks, with seven thousand true and well-tried radical Re publicans to fight for the RIGIIT cause , cannot exceed six thousand for the Cop perheads, and, with an earnest effort, may be reduced to less than five thousand.— The common school system is beginning to do its work in old Berks. It is true the "Jackson and no-bank" voters continue to read the democratic bible of "Alt Bar ricks "—the Adler—and vote according to the winding up they receive front city leaders, county officials, contractors and local jobbers, but, they are gradually giv ing way to a new generation of educated, public-spirited and progressive men. The leaders themselvenow divided and dis tracted, with no less than three separate and distinct factions, each one desperately chasing up and grabbing for the local spoils. We have reason to feel sure that the circulation of FATHER ABRAHAM will not be less than eight thousand in these two counties, and if so, it will do more towards arousing the public mind to the impor tance of the great work before us than any other known agency. Therefore, let our friends everywhere hurry up their clubs, organize and get into line, with the least possible delay. The enemy con tends that Pennsylvania is the battle ground. We don't think so, but, if it should be so, then the fate of the country will be decided by Lancaster and Perks ! Ja Ines Bach« n«H. The death of James Buchanan which took place at - Wheatland. near this City, on :Monday morninz, of last we(k, is an event of siruec intere,4, not particularly to his inanediaie neiAbors and personal f r i en d,, lu t 14, all who have attentively studied the eventful liktory oureountry (luring the last ten years. 'Without the t inclinatfn in to speak harshly cat• the dead. we nest say that, in our opinion, from the tiine that the had leaders of the democracy in the South re solved upon rebellion against the nation al authority. Jame: ]hu•hanan. whether intentioluttly or not. I,ccn u ie their most valuable in•>trument. His Secretary of War, Floyd. supplied the forthcomin! , rebellion with all kind.; of munitions of war by robbill!r the arsenals of the North; Toucey. his Secretary of the Navy, man aged to send our fleets to, distant parts of the world so as to he out of the way when needed. whilst his secretary of the Trea sury. Cobh, did all in his power to injure the credit of the Government, and when actual war had begun, Mr. Buchanan ob stinately re;:uscal to take any decided stop: fin• the pre! , ervat ion of our nation ality. and thu all . tqlled all the tine needed 1 the rebel:: to fortify and prepare them sielve, In n Nvurd, the adminstration of Jaine! , . Buell:unto Wn , -, the inatezurat ion of tho t,ri at sla\ohoder , ' rehollion. On the lib of March, I st;l, I retired from the Pres.idem . v, and has sine, until tho d:ty 11'. , death, spent Ilk time in comparative oh , curily at Whoatland._ 111.. m form.4r ith but few exception:, appeart.4l (1i , p44; , c41 to itolore and for , :cr him 4 , 41114 . 4.1 y. syliik4t his oppo rant- ;41.4. 41, it) Nulty. to bunk upon anal -Loricomings simply I)art 4)l' ti 4 , rcat which. thank G4)41, r0. , 1111.4 , 41 iu the 4 , mani.ipation of four of Aavo-, iOrc sottling tho great of Fit , pubiican 0 venom' lit 011 tho ,I.lllPrivan cow inent. We repeat that as we l'imgriont iously cannot 4lxcilk very wk.ll of him, Ivc do not care to comment harshly. Ile has gone to) his reward. Lot hint sleep' (:rttllf aad Cal Letters of Ae- The letters of acceptance addressed by General Grant and Schuyler Colfax to General Hawley, President of the Nation al Union Republican Z'onvention, which, at,Chicazo, notninatl‘l them respectively as candidates for President and Vice- President of the United States, have been published. We regret that we are pre vented by want of room, from giving them in full to our readers. IfEft] 6.50 8.50 General Grant's letter is brief, pointed and every way satisfactory. It, has the ring about it of that other famous missive from his pen—" I propose to move upon your works at once." his expressed de termination to execute the will of the peo ple is in striking contrast to the obstinacy and egotism of Andrew Johnson. Mr. Colfax writes more at length, and sums up in comprehensive sentences the polit ical situation of the nation. No man is better able to place before the country its dude and its requirements. Ile fully in dorses the platform adopted by the Con vention, and speaks of its principles in a manlier which exhibits his own unquali fied support of the grand ideas therein enunciated. ' Our standard bearers are now before the country. They are a tower of strength. But let us not rely for success upon their names alone, or the pure, sound doctrines of their letters of accep tance, or of the platform upon which they stand. We have to tight the enemy every inch of the way, awl the sooner we make up our minds to it the better. The Chicago Conrention. If what people say is any indication of the wisdom of the action of the Chicago Convention, there never was one ever more successful. On the ears, on the street, in the public places—everywhere is heard commendation, in enthusiastic terms, of its action. The platform and the candidates alike give satisfaction, and command general approval. Not a regret is expressed, either in public or private—but in both public and private nothing but perfect satisfaction with the result of the convention is heard. Re publicans everywhere express the deter mination to go into the field; and our foes know that such a result means vic tory. Ouse ( i) With the name of Grant and Colfax inscribed upon our banners, we close our ranks; we lock our shields ; we sink our dissensions. We remember that if we fail, Civilization and Freedom fail; that if we win. Liberty, Liberty, LIBFAITY to all the races of man is secured—Liberty now, Liberty to-morrow, Liberty here after, Liberty throughout endless, end less generations. I-Ili] I Z rept« nei.. -V I 31 ZAJ-lA_M. Meeting of the Comity Committee. The ' 6 Old GM/Pa 4. A wake. We were 11111(.11 pleased at the mum , imity of sentiment and feeling which pre vailed at the meeting of the Republican ('minty Committee on Whit-Monday, the Ist instant. During the. important poli tical campaign upon which we are just entering, all personal animosities and unpleasant bickerings should be sacri ficed to the good of the country. With united counsels and a bold front, the Old Guard " will send forth no Juicer_ taro sound in October and November KM At. the meeting referred to, resolutions heartily endorsing the nominations at Chicago, with the entire action of the Convention were adopted, and Saturday, August 15th, 1868, was chosen as the time for holding the primary elections in the Wards, Boroughs and Townships, for the election of candidates for the offices to he tilled at the next general election. The returns of the votes polled will he made on the first Monday after the election, August 17th. A .111in•k Record. The history of Democracy , MP since P•i(ln, has been a yiyantic rebellion aml a yiyant lc robbery. Beginning with the robbery of the Indian bonds. under Jacob Thompson „James l3uchanan's Secretary of tin Interior ; the stripping of our arsenals under Floyd, his Secretary of War ; the sending ow to distant seas of our ships by Isaac Toueey, his Secretary of the - Navy ; the depreciation of our nati(nial securities under Howell Cobb, his Secretary of the Treasury, and the assert ion of the di , ina that this Govern ment had no power to prevent secession, by J. S. Black, his Attorney General ; follow them next into the open stealing amunition and ships by the rel)els they had encouraged, and you can easily realize that the yreat whisky frauds h,, which .An.lrew Johnson has so .far sue cee,led in preventing his ejection from of ji re arc hut the logical results of a corrupt and perjured beginning. Stich is the damning record of the pseud, Democratic party—black, blast in,, and full of horror. Noble Words of a Noble Mart. " .flt may be sure, gentlenten, I shall hare no policy of my own to enforce against the will of the people." (Gen. Grant in accepting the Chicago ndAnination.) Noble words, fitly spoken I This sen timent—this assurance, will be heartily indorsed by the people who have seen the country distracted and weighed down under the Administration of John son, who took possession of the Execu tive office with a policy of his own to en force against the will of the people, and in open violation of the letter and spirit of the Constitution. Go to work, then, and secure his election. " Wissers. The hatelligencer still harps on Colfax's having been a Know-Nothing. Whether he was one or not, we don't know ; but as we have not seen any statement to that elThet in any other paper, we shall not believe he was on its say-so. For de liberate lying we will put it against Tom Pepper ortaron Munchausen. But if he was, is he any worse than the City Auditor, who the Sour-Kraut Guerilla Ku-Kluxers supported at the late City election, or their candidate for Congress in 1864 North of Columbia? A pretty specimen of consistency is the Intelligencer. Et to Brute! Democratic Eloquence. Oue of the shining lights of the Berks county bar a few nights ago made a Democratic speech before ; the assembled Klu-Klux Kianers, in the city of Read ing, from which we extract the following : " But, fellow-Democrats, what did our fore fathers do in defense of their principles ? When they heard of the first great conflict at arms— the battle of New Orleans, fought and won by General Jackson in 17713—they left their plows, their workshops, their stores, their offices, their homes and their firesides; they sacrificed their means, their health, their wives and little ones, their happiness and their must sacred huumw in defense of these same glori ous principles of Democracy." (Immense ap plat Ise. A Democratic .Erpottuder. A Republican of Roasting, a few days ago, in a political controversy with a Democratic lawyer of " old 13erks," asked him, " What is the first article of the Constitution?" To which the learned ii gentlemen replied : " 1% ell, now, thats a —of a question to as ! Why the first article is a Preamble." Organize. Let there be a prompt and perfect organization of the Republican party throughout the laud, and next November will be to the Northern allies of the Re bellion what Appomattox Court house was to their more courageous friends of the South—the last ditch of treason.— Friends of the ljuion,be up and doing I "Any-body, Good Lord 1" The Ku-Klux leaders just now are in the anxious and hopeful condition of that historical old maid who went into the woods to pray. They want a candidate— she wanted a husband. Crooking her aged and stiffening knees at the foot of a hemlock tree, she prayed long and earn estly that heaven would send her a man. A sleepy owl in the branches above just then cried out, "Ifoo Roo! Hoo 1" "Any body, good Lord !" responded the anxious virgin. And " Anybody, good Lord," says the copperhead party. Foot. Penotes A brief analysis of the " arguments" which influenced the "consciences" of six of the recreant Republican Senators in the impeachment matter, may be given as follows : Trumbull—Chronic quibbling. Fessenden—Disappointed ambition. Grimes—Prejudice. Ross—Greenbacks. Fowler—A. J.'s daughter. Van Winkle—Ponderous stupidity. Po rwa This year's struggle is confessedly the most important in our history. We shall be fought with superhuman energy and by superhuman means. How shall we checkmate these influences? Not simply by the justice of our cause, nor simply by the ballots of good and virtuous men, but by the untiring activity and sleepless vigilance of the workingmen of the Repub lican party. Republicans of the Old Guard, be up and doing! Our Party at the South. The majorities of the Republican party in the new States of the South have thus far been as follows : North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, .Lchnowledgmtitt. We are indebted to our kind friends throughout the country for numerous clubs of subscribers to FATHER ABRA HAM. We proposed to make our paper a success, and we rather think we There is room for more, and whenever it is necessary we will " amplify" accord ingly. Monks. We return thanks to our eetem poraries in Pennsylvania and other States, for the favorable notices they have given to FATHER ABRAHAM. They have been many, and are highly appreci ated. We shall try to merit the good opinion of all, and shall " pitch into" copperheadiSm with all our might. We shall do our " last best." Mn. W. it. OULD, a disabled Confed erate soldier, undertook sometime since, after securing permission from the neigh boring people, to teach a colored school near Canton Hill, Desoto. county, Missis sippi. At his suggestion the freedmen built a house for a place of worship and for a school. He started out very en couragingly. Besides a week-day school he instructed the chiltiren in the Bible on Sabbath morning. He soon found that he was giving offense to the neigh bors, who objected to a Southern rebel teaching " niggers," and he was notified to desist. He paid no attention to the notice, whereupon the school house was pulled down. The negroes rebuilt it, as they did twice afterward when it was burnt by the neighbors. Mr. Ould per sisted, but recently the citizens assembled and again destroyed his school house, and compelled him to leave the place. The Klu-Kluxers hereabouts say that their copperhead friends served Mr. Ould right I That's the party that talk about being sustained by the people next fall. What a set of ninnies these cop perheads are ! Address of the State aydrat Com- niittee. PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 1868. To the Voters of Pennsylvania: The National Convention of the Re publican party, with a unanimity and enthusiasm unprecedented, has nomin ated candidates for President and Vice- President and announced the principles upon which they appeal to the people for support. As to the individuals selected no word of commendation is necessary. Their deeds form a part of the history of the country. No matter who the candidates in op position may be, they must represent an organization that was unfaithfUl to the country in the hour of its direst peril and false to liberty and the rights of man. For four years the Republic shook with the tread of armed men in a struggle to determine whether the will of the ma jority constitutionally expressed should be the law of the land till changed in the mode prescribed by the organic law. In the struggle three thousand millions of treasure were wasted—three hundred thousand hero-martyrs found in our ran somed soil their graves, and sorrow sits to-day at almost every fireside, mourning the unreturning brave. This waste of treasure and legacy of woe was caused by the minority, in a fair election, refusing to submit to the will of the majority constitutionally expressed. Suspended on the issue hung the life of the Republic and the hopes of mankind. The only political organization to give aid, sympathy, and encouragement to that mininority in its attempt to dismem ber the Republic and thus destroy opr liberties, was the party calling itself Democratic. At its last National Con vention, while half a million of men were in arms for the overthrow of the Govern ment, it declared the war for the 'Union a failure, and demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities. " We were asked to spike our gnus when the foe was at bay, And tlw rags of his black banner were drop ping away; To tear down the proud name our hatioil had won, And strike her brave bird from his home in the sun.•, Had the policy of the Democratic party been successful, the genius of impartial history would have written on the tomb stone of the present generation an e_pi taph of indelible infamy and endless dis grace—that it preferred the Republic should die rather than endure the sacri fices necessary for it to live. The men and the party that saved the Government in war can preserve and protect it in peace. The great captain of the age will lead the loyal hosts of the Republic to victory in November next, as he lead its armies at Donnelson, Vicksburg and Appomattox Court House. Republicans of the Keystone State, efficient organization secures certain victory. Your party in its infancy saved the Territories of the Union from the blight and curse of human bondage, and consecrated them forever in free homes for free men. In its early manhood it has grappled and crushed the most gigan tic conspiracy ever formed for the de struction of liberty and free government. Treachery of public servants or apostaey of trusted leaders cannot stay its onward march. 9 0,7(11 43,570 17,413 68,802 With truth and justice for weapons, and the hearts of the people for a bul wark, if true to yourselves, a certain end glorious victory awaits you. "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." QALUSIIA A. Guow. Chairman Rep. State Con. Cmn. #a4er 41galmm's Oun candidate for President was not nominated at Chicago ; he was adopted there. The nomination was made by the nation when Lee surrendered his sword. It is not necessary to speak in teams of eulogy of General Grant. He is the embodiment of the national valor, the personification of the Ameri can soldiery, the friend of liberty, the enemy of slavery. With him as our great leader we can andmust carry Penn sylvania ; our State must lead oft with a Republican victory in October to inspire our brethren States for the contest in November. Into line, then, freemen, for the State and National ticket. The strength of General Grant as a candidate has already been shown by the eagerness of the Democrats to obtain him. In those days when the political opinions of the great General were in doubt, the Democratic party was on its knees before Grant in an estaey of hope and fear. When the General entered Johnson's Cabinet they rejoiced. Then he was a great man, to whom we owed the preservation of the Union, but when he left it they speedily discovered what a miserable commander he had been, and how utterly he had lost the confidence of the people. Tux people never had a party until the organization of the Republican party.— Our party is emphatically one of the people—wherein the people rule—where in they are demanding to control all nominations, decide who shall be candi dates, and what shall be the terms of our elected representatives. THE Democracy now concede they can not elect a President unless they secure a large number of the votes of the black men of the South, but the quandary with the tricksters is how to retain the white votes of the North while coquetting for " nigger" support in the South. SCHEMING politicians talk glibly of forming a new political party. The seven recreant Republican Senators are in this, "up to their eyes." Their game is trans parent, but will fail. 'TheyThave betrayed the. Republican _party; hilt they cannot ruin it. THERE should be in the sentiment of .a loyal people no statute of limitation to treachery against the nation. There is little difference now between an unrepen tant Rebel and an unconverted Copper head. IT is said that the illustrious seven in tend to support the Republican ticket.— They are welcome to do so, though their best policy is to go where they belong. We want to get rid of all dead weights and dead wood. TIIE Republican party is not conunit ted to negro sufiVage. It is committed tq universal suffrage. It is not in favor of the riede of the black men eloue ;it is ie favor of the right, of all men. CHARGE the copperheads in front, storm their breastworks, pierce their centre, flank their strongholds, and take them in the rear. " LET us have peace." So says Gen. Grant, and so say all but copperheads and rebels.