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for him who shall have borne the battle, and
all, with firmness in the right, as God gives 1t S
*"1•440.. for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may
to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work , achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace
we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to among ourselves and with all nations."-4..E. .
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office : No. 56 East King Str •ot, Laneast.?r, Pa
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"math Court Lanc.t,ter, Pa.
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PUBLIC, No. 27 NORTki SIXTH Street, Read
TAR. WILLIAM HARGREAVES,
ECLECTIC PHYSICAN AND SURGEON,
No. 181 SOUTH FIFTH Street, Reading, Pi.
Tn first object of every true Republi
can is to work for a thorough, complete,
harmonious and active organization. We
have the material of numbers sufficient to
increase the Republican vote in every
election diistrict in the State.
THOS. B. COCHRAN
And there thPy sat a popping corn,
John Stiles and Susan Cotter;
John Stiles was stout as any
And Susan fat as butter.
And three they sat and shelled the corn,
And raked and stirred the fire,
And talked of different Ondi"of ears,
And hitched their chairs up nigher.
Then Susan she the popper shook,
Then John he shock the popper,
Till both their faces grew as red
As sauce-pans made of copper.
And then they shelled, and popped, and ate,
All kinds a fun a poking,
And he haw-hawed at her remarks,
And she laughed at his joking.
And still they popped, and still they ate,
(John's mouth was like a hopper,)
And stirred the fire, and sprinkled salt,
And shook and shook the popper.
The clock struck nine, the clock struck ten,
And still the corn kept popping ;
It struck eleven and then struck twelve,
And still no signs of stopping.
And John he ate, and Sue she thought—
The corn did pop and patter,
Till John cried out, " The corn's a-fire !
Why Susan, what's the matter ?"
Said she, " John Stiles, it's one o'clock,
You'll die of indigestion ;
I'm sick of all this kkopping corn—
Why don't you pop the question;"'
Night had set in deep, and in a small
log cabin, situated a few miles from Tren
ton, N. 3., sat five men, four of whom
were seated around an old oaken table,
in the centre of the room, engaged in
playing cards, while they frequently
moistened their throats with large
draughts from an earthen jug that stood
on the table.
They were heavily-bearded, coarse
looking men, and from their dress, which
somewhat resembled the British uniform,
were evidently Tories. The other was a
stout-built young man, clad in the conti
nental uniform. He had sat in one cor
ner of the room with his face buried in
" Tom," said one of the Tories, raising
from the table and seating himself near
the young prisoner, for such he evidently
was, Tom, you and I were school-boys
together, and I like you yet. Now why
can't you give up yonr wild notions and
join us? You are our prisoner, and if
you don't we shall hand you over to
headquarters to-morrow, while if you
join us your fortune is made, for with
your bravery and talents you will soon
distinguish yourself in the royal army,
and after this rebellion is crushed out,
For FATUEit ABILAL4AII."
i: is trip ,014.1 right,
And tho flags we raise oil high
'roll to all that right is might—
That ii%-asou to right unist die
What t;i4,;igh the sky is clouded,
Atid oar hws aDi pres , ,ing Laud,
Tho right umst be rewarded;
(i(nl has said it in His ward.
No connthm pf.lZe is given,
Wil' . ll tilt' conflict's beat is piist ;
To thos„ , a ho well have strived,
Till sr at last.
Thou lot e t:11 truly lw brave,
kith a purpose strong,
Go forth his couitry to save,
( ;wird the right anti slay the wrong
Vi t'rs " 1-t our watchword. be,
While we gird the armor on;
As we write in history,
Let us tell of battles
Groiif For P 1 e.
131 U. W. 1.31.7N4i.9.1".
13y tit' raliar:t stars abovo 11.9,
here the spirits live that love us,
By the groan graves at our feet,
By (he sh , mt, and song and eIIOrUS,
Bt tho biLttlo Im.unei• o'er us,
We r_raitols sate defilit,
By tli red-s:aine 1 soil we tred on,
By the saerell soil we bled on,
By the Wool we freely shed,
By the valor of our brothers,
By th e h ive we h e , tr our mo th ers ,
t 1111 0 , , , - where our fathers led
13y the .tear ones at on;• altars,
By the faith that never filters,
By the hopes beyond the sky,
By the heaven that's bending, o'er us,
By the martyrs gone before us,
WE WILL coNgUElt Olt WE'LL 'DIE !
By the battles, long and gory,
By the riatory :unl glory
our hero brothers won,
By the souls that we inherit,
We will win andl wear with merit
Mantles dropped at Lexington.
By the truth of song and sermon,
By the march we made with Sherman,
By the bullets Siegel sent,
By the tight and route and rally
Of Sheridan along the Valley,
GIL'LNT SHALL BE OUR PRESIDENT!
A LEGEND OF 1776.
LANCASTER, FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1868
your cause would be rewarded by a knight
hood and promotion in the army. Now,
there are two alternatives; which do you
`• Neither," said the young luau, rising
his head, .. - id looking the Tory steadily
iu the eye.
" I am now, as you say, your prisoner,
but when the clock strikes twelve I shall
leave you; I shall disappear in a cloud of
fire and smoke, neither you nor your com
rades, not even myself, can prevent it.—
You may watch me as closely as you
please, tie me hand and foot if you will,
hut a higher power than yours or mine
has ordained that I shall leave vou at
" Poor fellow ! his mind wanders," said
the Tory ; " he'll talk differently in the
morning." And he returned to his seat
at the table, leaving the youth with his
head again resting in hms hands.
When the clock struck eleven the
young vrisouer drew a pipe and some to
bacco from his pocket, and asked the
Tory leader if he had any objection to
his smoking. " None iu the least," he
said, adding, with a laugh—" that is, if
you'll promise not to disappear in a cloud
of tobacco smoke."
The young man made no reply, but
immediately filled and lighted his pipe,
having done which, lie arose and com
menced pacing the floor.
He took half a dozen turns up and
down each side of the room, approaching
nearer the table each time, when, having
exhausted his pipe, he returned to his
seat and refilled it.
lie continued to smoke until the clock
struck twelve, when he arose from his
seat and slowly knocking the ashes out
of his pipe, said :
" There, boys, it's twelve o'clock, and
I must leave you. Good-bye !"
Immediately all around the room
streaks of tire ran hissing and squirming;
the cabin was tilled with dense, sulphur
ous smoke, amidst which was heard a
clap of thunder. The Tories sat in their
chairs paralyzed•with fright. •
The smoke soon cleared away, but the
prisoner was nowhere to be seen. The
table was overturned, the window was
smashed to pieces, and one chair was ly
ing on the ground outside of the build
The Tory leader, after recovering from
his stupor, gave one glance around the
room and sprang out o Ow.window, fol
lowed by his comrades. They ran through
the forest at the top of their speed in the
direction of the British encampment,
leaving their muskets and other arms to
the mercy of the flames, which had now
began to devour the cabin.
The next day two young men, dressed
iu continental uniform, were seen stand
ing near the ruins of the old cabin. One
was of the night previous. " Let us hear
all about it, Toni," said the other.
" Well 2" said he, "last evening as I
was passing this pace, two Tories ran
out of the cabin and took possession of
me. Before I could make any resistance
they took me in, and who do you suppose
I saw as leader of that party but John
Burton, our school-mate. He talked with
me, and tried to induce me to join them;.
but I told him I couldn't do it, that at
twelve o'clock I was going to escape,
disappear in a cloud of fire and smoke,
but he laughed at me, and said I was out
of my head.
" About eleven o'clock I asked him if
I might smoke. He said he had no objec
tion, so I filled my pipe and lighted it, and
commenced walking the floor. I had about
a pound of gunpowder in my pocket, and
as I walked I strewed it all over the floor.
When the clock struck twelve, I bid them
good-bye, and told them &had to go; and
then knocking the ashes out of my pipe,
the powder ignited, and a dazzling flame
of fire shot across, around, and all over
the room, filling it with suffocating smoke.
Before it cleared away I hurled a chair
through the window, sprang out and de
parted, leaving them to' their own reflec
tions. You know the rest.
Looking over the wide field of action,
there is scarcely a State in which the
signs are not hopeful. Lastyear's re
verses, like the reverses of 1862, must
now be profitably studied as so many
warnings against inaction and dissension.
Let us look at the figures. In 1862,
Sleuker (Democrat) beat Cochran (Re ;
publican) 3,124, for Auditor General of
Pennsylvania, in a total vote of 434,756 ;
in the very next year Curtin (Republican)
beat Woodward (Diagoupt 05,325, for
Governor, in a total - vt - ote of 523,667.
The same year Seytnour (Democrat) beat
Wadsworth (Republican), for Governor
of New York, 10,752, in a total vote of
602,546; and in the very next year Depew
(Republican) was elected Secretary of
State in the same Stately a majority of
2,945, in a total vote of 599,289. In the
same year (1862) the Democrats carried
Ohio by 5,577, while in the very next
year, trough (Republican) was elected
Governor by a majority of 101,099. In
1862 and 1863 the Democrats carried New
Jerser—in the first year by a majority; of
14,594, and in the second year ty a ma
jority of 9,334, while in 1865, Ward (Re
publican) was elected by 2,789—a net
gain. over 1863 of 12,16, and over 1862 of
Look at the Figares.
17,386 votes. In 1862, Starn (Democrat)
had a majority in Illinois of 6.546, while
in 1864, Lincoln swept the State by a ma
jority of 30,756. In 1862 Author' (Demo
crat) was elected Secretary of State of
Indiana by a majority of 9,543 ; while in
1864, Oliver P. Morton (Republican) was
elected Governor by a majority of 20,-
883. These figures suffice to complete
Now contrast our recovery from these
reverses with the comparatively slight
defeat of 1867, and you can easily fore
cast the result in 1868, with a united
Republican party under the conquering
lead of General Grant. We lost Penn
sylvania last year by less than one thou
sand votes—subsequently proved to have
been only a concerted Democratic fraud.
In the two cities of Philadelphia and
Pittsburg alone, had our vote been full,
we could have made up this majority five
How are the rebel Democracy, in the
face of such a record as this, to obtain
possession of the Government ?
If all the Southern States were recon
structed, and voted in November, the
whole Electoral College would stand 317,
of which a *majority is 159. It is univer
sally conceded that General Grant will
carry the following loyal or adhering
States : Illinois, 16 ; lowa, 8 ; Kansas, 3 ;
Maine, 7 ; Massachusetts, 12 ; Michigan,
8; Minnesota, 6; Missouri, 11; Nebraska,
3; New Hampshire, 6; Ohio, 2 ; Rhode
Island, 4; Tennessee, 10; Vermont, 5;
West 5 ; and Wisconsin, 8;
making 132, or 27 less than a majority—
leaving out Pennsylvania, New York,
Connecticut, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon
and California. If we carry Pennsylva
nia, 26, and Indiana, 13, we have a ma
jority. Or if we carry Pennsylvania, 26,
and California, 5, we have a majority.
Or if we carry Pennsylvania, 26, and
Connecticut, 6, we have a majority.
And if we include in this count the
Southern States that are conceded to us
-Arkansas, 5 ; North Carolina, 9; South
Carolina, 6 ; Mississippi, 7 ; and Louisiana,
7—General Grant is elected, excluding,
Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon, Cali
fornia, Indiana,Connectieut and Nevada.
But who can doubt our success as he
studies the figures, in Pennsylvania, In
diana, Connecticut, Orepn, California
and Nevada, without counting a single
This answer revives the question,
where do the rebel Democracy expect to get
their electoral votes?
General Grant's Speeches an(t Let-
ins LETTER TO GENERAL BUCKNER
HEADQUARTERA ARMY IN THE FIELD.
CAME . NEAR DomscsoN, Feb• 16, 1861
To Gen. S. B. Buckner, Confederate Army :
Yours of this date, proposing an armistice
and appointment of commissioners to settle
terms of capitulation, is just received. No
other terms than an unconditional and im
mediate surrender can be accepted. I pro
pose to move immediately upon your works.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient
servant, U. S. GRANT,
Brigadier-General U. 8. A., Commanding
General Buckner surrendered.
HIS SPEECHES TO GENERAL ?EIMER
PEMBERTON—Gen. Graut, I meet you In
order to arrange terms for capitulatou. What
terms do you demand ?
GRANT— Unconditional Surrender.
PEMBRATON--• Unconditional surrender
Never, so long as I have a man left me. I
will fight rather.
These speeches were very short, four
words in all, but Pemberton surrendered.
HIS LETTER IN THE VIRGINIA CA.M-
" I propose to fight it out oa this law It' it
takes all summer."
lie fought it out on that line.
lIIS LETTER TO GENERAL LEE
"I propose to receive the surrender of the
Army of Northern Virginia upon the follow
ing terms :"
HIS SPEECH ACCEPTING THE NOMINA-
Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Na
tional Union Convention : I will endeavor
in a very short time to write you a letter ac
cepting the trust you have imposed upon me.
[Applause.] Expressing my gratitude tor the
confidence you have placed in me, I will now
say but little orally, and that is to, thank you
thr the unanimity with which you have select
ed me as a candidate fur the Presidential
office. I can say, hi addition, I looked on
during the progress of the proceedings at
Chicago with a great deal of interest, and am
gratified with the harmony and unanimity
which seem to have governed the delibera
tions of the Convention. If chosen to rill the
high office for which you have selected
I will give to its duties the same energy, the
same spirit, and the same will, that 1 have
given to the performance of all duties which
have devolved upon me heretofore. Wheth
er I shall be able to perform these duties to
your entire satisfaction, time wilt determine.
You hare truly said, in, the course of your
address, that I shall hare nu policy of my
own to enforce against the will of the people.
ITN LETTER, OF ACCEPTANCE
To (1(n. .L)sErur U. 1-14.wLEY,
Aratiohot Union Republican Convention; In
formally accepting the nomination of the
National Union Republican Convention of
the 21st of May inst., It seems proper that
some statement of views beyond the mere ac
ceptance of the nomination should be ex
pressed. The proceedings of the Convention
were marked with wisdom, moderation, and
patriotism, and I believe express the feelings
of the great mass of those who sustained the
c.nantry through its recent trials. I indorse
i.hn ye.soi t ;1,,;. if elected to the office of
President of the United States, it will be my
en d eavor t o ag gi joi, s te r all the linvs in good
.faith, with economy, and with the, view of
pivin~heo (pH, an d protection everywhere.
In times like the present it is impossible, or at
least eminently improper, to lay down a poli
cy to be adhered to, right or wrong, through
an administration of four years. New politi
cal issues, not threseen, are constantly arising;
the views of the public on old ones are con
stantly changing, and a purely administrative
officer should always be left free to execute
the will of the people. f• always have re
vected that and always shall. Peace
and universal prosperity—its se , mence—with
economy of administration, will lighten the
burden of taxation, while it constantly re
duces the National debt. LET I'S RAVE
PEACE. With great respect, your obedient
Was'eitoestol, D. C.
, Y.a 2d,
None of these do:atineuts are very long,
but they are all very downright and de
cisive. No one, can misunderstand their
Seleielllr•r C 011.11.1!
One of the Washington correspondents,
who is warm in admiration of Schuyler
Colfax, has been collecting from his
speeches some passages which particu
larly illustrate the ;:haracter and teelings
of the man.
Thus he said of moral faitlift4ness in
Whether ttavoliag int the valloy of humilia
tion or disaster, oe keeping my eye fixed on the
heavens, I beliPco (.0.1 reigns ! I don't believe
hui bl , .siingi will Lill oa cii C'oat:_Nlezucy.
Golt's ways are souL , ::nt (lark, bit sooner or
later they reach the Mining. hills of day !"
Of the employment of uegro troops he
do not call S I than
white ones. If I were to express aiy own
it woold try that those of my Own color
are better ,tipl tracer. For I have always told
you, in spite ut charges to the contrary, that I
believe the Anglo-Saxon ra-e was superior to
any other that, walks the thotstool of God:"
lie first announced the Republican
platform after the breach with Mr. John
" Let us make haste sl m l,y, and we can
then hope that the foundations of our Govern
ment, when thus reconstructed on the basis of
indisputable loyalty, will be as certain as the
In like manner, on April 18, 18t3t3, when
lie made mild but manly issue with John
son, he said of the civil rights bill, in the
first moment of its enactment :
"That law, misrepresented as it has been by
its opponents in Congress, will never be repeal
ed, and in years that are coining be the
proudest recolleddon and the crowing honor of
those men who stood up in the national coun
cils, that they gave to that American Magna
Charta their cordial support."
He treated in this way a taunt of the
The new nickname flung at us is 'Radi
cals.' I had rather be called a Radical than a
Rebel, at any time. I am a Radical for right
against wrong; for liberty against slavery ; for
justice against tyranny—a Radical friend of
my country, and a Radical hater of every ene
my of my native land ; I believe in a Radical
government 'of the people by the people' the
world over, and my sympathies go toward the
Radicals who are trying to imitate our free in
stitutions in Greece, Italy, France, Ireland and
Mexico. I wish to see a belt of Republics
encircle the globe."
Here is another curt passage :
" I am for leveling, up rather than leveling
down. God do so to me and more also, if Ido
aught more to crush any man down lower."
In short, this is Mr. Colfax, as describ
ed in the words of his pastor and poet at
South Bend, at home
Thou art the clear
Persuasive orator of light : the pure
Unsullied patriot ; the changeless, sure,
Au , 1 genial friend to many hearts now dear!"
A WASHINGTON correspondent of the
Boston Post—Hancock Democrat—says:
"Bets are being offered that Chase will
receive a majority vote in the New York
Convention, if not the,noiniunlion. One
gentleman offered to bet $lOO that Chase
will be the nominee and $lOO that Pen
dleton's name will not go before the
convention. Hancock's friends are con
fident that he will receive the nomina
tion on the third ballot."
TUE ex-confederate General W. C.
Wickham, who rose to high military dis
tinction under Lee, 140 takewthe stump
for Grant and Colfax iu Virginia. In an
address to the people of Hanover coun
ty, on Monday, he indorsed the Chicago
nominations in the warmest terms, an
nounced himself as an out-and-out Repub
lican, and asserted that the blacks were
not only entitled to suffrage, but that it
was essential for their protection.
U. S. Lir IttNT