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THOS.B. c uc i l i tA N . EDITORS SC PUBLISHERS,
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 186 S.
«I shall have no polity of my own to en
force against the will of the people."—GßANT.
"MATCH 'EM. "
Oen. ULYSSES S. GRANT,
OF THE 17NITED STATES
Gen. JNO. F. HARTRANFT,
OF MONTGOMERY COVNTY
Gen. JACOB M. CAMPBELL,
OF CAM BRIA COUNTY
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We would call the special attention of
our friends to this notice.
" We ore Coming, Father Abra-
We put our third issue to press this
week with a list of paid subscribers of
over TWENTY-SIX HUNDRED, and clubs
are just beginning to come in. Indeed,
we are only commencing the publication
of the most popular Republican cam
paign paper in the country, for at our
present rate of increase, we will have
Forty Thousand subscribers by the
first of August next. No similar enter
prise ever met with such wonderful suc
cess. Twenty-six hundred subscribers to
a weekly paper are in most cases gather
ed after years of effort and earnest devo
tion to business. Our twenty-six hun
dred subscribers rushed in upon us in the
short space of three weeks, and without
other effort on our part than simply get
ting up a live and efficient paper. What
our circulation will be next week remains
to be seen.
A. Copperhead was asked, on Tuesday
last, in this city, whether he was going
to attend the Sunday-School Convention ?
to which he replied : " No Sir-r-r. You
don't catch me encouraging these nurser
ies of black Republicanism." Nuff sed!
To CORRESPONDENTS.—We are almost
overwhelmed with communications
some of them too good to be lost, but too
long for our limited space. We have
several " Pennsylvanish " productions on
hand, which we hope to use as soon as
we can find time to revise them.
WE invite particular attention to the
Democratic orator, in another column,
by " our special Artist." The bird may
be taken for a parrot or a turkey buzzard
--don't care which.
Sehreekenzeiten in Old Berke—At-
?coition: Ifeidleberg Brigade;
The great Gibralter of Democracy—
old Berks—is in danger! The famous
Heidelberg Brigade is ordered to the
front ! Beast Butler " and John A.
Logan. with an army of Live hundred
thousand ugly niggers "are supposed to
be marching towards the classic territory
of " Alt Barricks." The alarm is sound
ed by the Reading Eajle on Saturday a
week, as follows:
Americans, are yin not aware that Beast
Butler may at itly time seize and imprison any
one of you. to he boob during his pleasure in a
dungeon, where you will bee no friendly fhee,
and where } - on ~ listswith every
breath: • • •
" White m-a of Barks c ‘attty, the Gilwaher
rf Dpniocracy. it is gt» , r dlity to lea.] the way
in this inocemenj. " " •
Let Democrats and Conservatives form
circles. clubs or (organizations, the members of
which are sotura to protect each (other against
Radical violence and arbitrary arrests, even by
force el arms, if necessary
As the above is eviden intended to re
vive and rally the old "Heidelberg Brig
ade "of 183 and 'i4, a brief history of
said organization is now in order :
The Heidelberg Brigade means Kin-
Klux Klan in Dutch. It was organied
by a Democratic leader named Huber,
who charged each member 1, for which
he promised protection against the draft.
Bully" Lyon, the well-known detective
of the city of Reading, volunteered to
ferret out the leaders of this dallier so
ciety," as it was called, and he succeeded.
Whilst a meeting was being held in a large
barn, in Heidelberg, and a number of
new members sworn in, Bully Lyon was
snugly concealed under the hay, and suc
ceeded in getting the desired information.
Huber was arrested by the United States
authorities, and taken to Reading for a
hearing. About three or four hundred
members of the society at once marched
to the city, a distance of nine miles, each
armed with a club, for the avowed pur
pose of rescuing Huber, their champion
and leader. They crossed the. Schuyl
kill bridge at the foot of Penn street, and
marched up unmolested as far as the
Court House. Some of the Reading fire
men, (naughty boys) just to have a little
fun, raised an alarm of fire, and on the
approach of a hose carriage, the entire
Heidelberg Brigade became panic-strick
en, and skedaddled in every direction—
taking " der machine " to be a piece of
artillery, loaded with grape and cannister
A squad of these Heidelbergers, ("ill safely
reaching the west side of the Schuylkill,
were met by an old woman, who asked
them : " Was macht eich dorm so
shpringa ?" (What, makes you run so?)
and one of them answered : Ei dort
drivva in der stadt gebts dohty leit un
mier hen uns ous em shtaab gemacht."
(Over there they are going to kill people,
and we concluded to be off.)
This was the first and last public de
monstration of the Heidelberg Brigade.
Huber, after an examination by the prop
er authorities, was pronounced harmless,
and discharged, and he wisely invested
the contents of the treasury in private
business. Should any similar Circle,
Klan or Brigade be formed during the
present campaign, as directed by the gal
lant editor of the Eagle, it would be well
to see that the fun-loving firemen of
Reading keep their hose carriages in good
A Word to the Soldiers.
Let there be an organization of sol
diers in every township in the country,
having its regular meetings • during the
campaign, and " fight it out on the old
Union line." Let the memory of your
past nnity of thought on political subjects
animate you, and remember that it was
the Republican party that gave you sym
pathy and aid, and the Democratic party
that voted the war a failure, voted
against giving the soldier a right to vote
in the field, and called you by all the
names in the catalogue of contempt and
insult. In no way can so good service be
done as by uniting the soldiers, and thus
fostering the old feelings of loyalty to
the country and grateful adherence to
the party that was with us in the great
struggle. Then, " Attention, men'"
Grant's Vicksburg Dinner.
The Daily Citizen, published at Vicks
burg before the fail of that place, in its
issue of July 2d, 1863, contained the fol.
"Os DlT.—That the great lJlyssess—the --...........-400.--------------
Yankee Generalissimo, surnamed Graut—has Poor Devils.
expressed his intention of dining in Vicksburg
No hi her comp liment has been given
on Saturday next, and celebrating the Fourth
of July by a grand (linnet., and so forth. When for a long time than the action of the
asked if he would invite General Jo. Johnson
to join, he said, "No! for fear there will be a Democracy in seeking a candidate among
row at the table." Ulysses must get into the the refuse material of the Republican
city before he dines in it. The way to cook a choke at Chicago. When they come into
rabbit is, ' first catch the rabbit,' &c." our ranks to select a nominee for Yresi-
Two days later—on the Fourth of July, dent, it is a confession of weakness and
1863—this same " Yankee Generalis- poverty never before made by a respect
simo," did partake of an excellent din- able organization. What is it that is
ner in Vicksburg. His next big dinner wanting in the Democratic party, and
will be on the 4th of March, 1869, in the which they seek outside, brains, or hon.
White House. esty, or loyalty.
Cirili;atioie or Mr rim :'
The difference betwt. en the two parties
is not the mere question of reconstruc
tion, of debt, finance, sutfraf4c or any one
or more particular measure. It is,
whether this country shall be ruled by the
party of intelligence, character, civiliza
tion and progress, or, whether the Gov
ernment shall be surrendered to a mob
of repudiators, black-legs, prize fighters
and shoulder-hitters, under the lead of
such an irresponsible and God-defying
wretch as Brick Pomeroy!
Go to a meeting of people called to
promote the cause of education, morality,
religion, science or humanity, and our
word for it, you will find that nineteen
I twentieths in attendance, are Republi
cans. Look into the gambling hell, the
prize fighters ring, the conclave of pick
pockets, the low groggery, and the den of
I prostitution, and you will find nineteen
twentieths of them boasting of their Dem-
The question is soon to be decided by
the people of the United States for all
time, which of these two elements shall
rule the country? The lines are being
distinctly drawn, and every intelligent
Mall will he responsible to God for his
vote. Civilization or Barbarism? This
is the question !
In a letter to General Grant, just after
the latter had been appointed Lieutenant
General, dated Memphis, March 10,
ISG4," General Sherman writes as fol
ladieveyou are as binge. pat; iotic and
just as the great prototype, Washington—as ;AL _
selfish, kind-hearted alai honest as a man
should lie—hut the chief charactelistic is the
"simple faith in success you have always maui
tisted, which I can liken to nothing else than
the simple thith the Christian has in the ;..,•avi
our. This faith gave y+ , u llctory at Shiba; :dal
Vicksburg. Also, when you have completed
your best preparations, you gu into battle with
out hesitation, as at Chattanooga—no doubts—
no reserve—and I tell you that it was this that
made ns act, with confidence. .Iv only point
of donlit was in your knowledge of g and strut-.
egy and of books of science and Liston ;• ; bat I
eonfe 6 s your common sense seems Co have sup
plied all these."
General Ilalleck never liked General
Grant, but in the official report ke said,
concerning the Vicksburg campaign :
We cannot but admire the skill and daring
of the ccinmander. No tivae briliant exploit
can he found in military history. * •
It is hardly necessary to remark that General
Grant never d ,heyell an order er instruction,
but always carried out to the betsof Lis ability
every wish or suggestin nia.e to him t the
On July 13, 1863, President Lincoln
wrote to General Grant from the White
House : "I write this now as a grateful
acknowledgment of the almost inestima
ble service you have done the country."
" Old Thad" at the South
Thaddeus Stevens, a man having strong
er friends and more bitter enemies than
any other in all the land, occasionally,
because of his courage and honesty, wins
a tribute like the following, which we
take from the Galveston (Texas) Bulletin:
" While we disagree with him and disap
prove of many of his projects, we cannot but
admire his terrible earnestness. No roan not
thoroughly convinced of his own rectitude and
of the innate wisdom of his acts, would, day by
day, follow them out with such intense anxiety
while the clods of the grave were crumbling
beneath his feet. Day after day he totters or
is carried into the House, straining the brittle
thread of life—for the purpose of accomplishing
a political act—an act from which he can gain
no possible good, but which he professes to be
lieve necessary for the good of the country and
of its people. No man can read the daily re
ports of Congress, and doubt the honesty of
this old man, nor the pureness of his motives,
however much he may doubt their wisdom.
Right or wrong, still the sight of Thaddeus
Stevens, battling for that which he thinks is
right, with scarcely an hour's lease of life, is one
of the grandest views of human nature that the
manhood of the present century has atlOrded
New Process of Making Democrats
Take sheet post paper—print on one
side of it a certificate of naturalization—
stamp it with the seal of the Court of
Common Pleas of Luzerne county—sign
it "M. J. Philbin—pr. J. B."—soak it in
strong coffee ten minutes—dry it by a
shanty fire—insert the name of "John
Casey "—have it given out by" Mark Led
dy," and vote on it for" S. T. Shugart," or
any other Democrat. If " Casey "
should be called upon to tell how he ,
voted, and does tell, MURDER marl
Let the above be strictly followed in
all the election districts of Pennsylvania,
and if you are not detected, you may be I
sure of a decided Democratic majority. I
Sherman on, Graaf.
in int Hofer:
Now is the One to organize. Take
time by the forelock. Delays are dan
gerous. GRANT and COLFAX clubs
should be formed in every elect , n dis
trict. Let no private jealousies or politi
can rivalries prevent our Repurdican
friends from doing this at once. The
peril to our country is too great, the is
sue too important to be interfered with
by affairs of secondary importance. Let
every man put his shoulder to the wheel
and work with unflagging energy until
the . great military chieftain and most ac
complished statesman of the age, GRANT
and CoLF.kx,the triumphantly elected to
the first andsecond offices within the gift
of the American people.
After the DerhicA.
One of our Southern exchanges con
tains the following :
The Democrats in Baton Ronga , gave a
grand ball to the colored population who voted
the Democratic ticket, to be followed lip by a
procession, with speeches fom col
What says the Lancaster inteitigcnecr,
or that other ferocious nigger -eater, the
Reading Eagle to this colored Democracy
of the South ? If there were two or
three hundred colored voters in Lancas
ter, two-thirds of our Copperhead politi
cians would even claim some African
All For Grairt.
General Grant is supported by every
illustrious soldier . in the Union—Sher
man, Meade, Sheridan, Sickles, Geo.
H. Thomas, Hooker, Pleasanton, Mc-
Dowell, Canby, Emory, Schofield. Mower,
Ord, Ha:leek, Kilpatrick, Logan, Raw
lings, and a host of volunteer generals,
many of whom have heretofore been
Democrats. General Hancock is the
only reldly,ominent officer who seems will
ing to train with the anti-war Democracy.
The azure-backed butcher," is the
name applied to Gen. Grant by the La
Crosse Democrat. We suppose "the boys
iu blue were all " azure-backed butch
ers," in Pomeroy's estimation. Under
the head of Grant they will butcher"
the Copperheads politically, as had as
they did the Rebels physically. There
will be an awful slaughter of the Ku-Klux
Manners at the polls in November.
One of the delegates from Tennessee
to the Democratic National Convention
is Gen ( !) N. B. Forrest, the Fort Pillow
butcher, who distinguished himself by de
liberately murdering two regiments of
unarmed colored soldiers of the United
States after they had surrendered as pris
oners of war.
The Colfax Family.
There are so many children in Indi
ana named after Schuyler Colfax, that
all the stone cutters in the State keep
grave stones on hand carved, " Sacred
to the memory of Schuyler Colfax —,"
ready to insert the patronymic in the
blank space when the order is given after
The Fierce Demoeracie.
How the fierce Democracie make their:
soldiers now the following letter to the
W,ashington Chronicle discloses :
SIR Having noticed in the National jn
tcliigencer of the sth instant a long and bril
liant array of generals and colonels waiting in
a call for a soldiers' convention, and fearing
that a majority of these self-constituted leaders
may be unknown to Union soldiers, I have
taken the trouble to look up their real rank and
record as found on the official volunteer army
register. I hope to receive the thanks of that
paper for thus enabling it to correct the many
errors these gentlemen have led it into by as
suming fictitious titles, and hope that the
names of these delinquents may be stricken
from the roll, and give place to real generals or
colonels. I would also suggest that men who
have served throughout the war may be sub
stituted for the large number of officers who,
it will appear, left the field when the fighting
was about to begin: •
Fictitious Rank. Name. Real Rank & Service.
Colonel :1. W. Bradbury, ; not in the
Geneial J Donohue.....Nanie not borne
O 1 the register.
Colonel ....E. C. Kinsley....LLmtenant ; nine-
Colonel ....C. W. Zulick....Left the service in
disgust hi 1862,
and took the
General .... E. .11aulsby .Read colonel.
Colonel ....P. H. Allaback. . No such name ap
pears on official
Colonel ....L. D. Campbell ..Left in 1662.
C010ne1.... T. E. Bramlett...Left in 1N32
. No record of any
T. L. Dickey ....IVas discharged
as a colonel in
General.... John Love
General .E. B. Brown ....Read lieutenant
colonel ; dis
charged in 1.862
General ... . J. McFarland . Read captain ; do.
General ....J. W. Denver...No record of any
general by that
This reduces the list of generals to Huger,
Parkhurst, Bragg and Gorman, who alone are
entitled to bear that title. G. A. R.
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 6
Editors : You are doubtless
aware that there is no source of fraud
in our elections more prolific than that of
naturalization papers. There were some
splendid specimens exhibited to the Com
mittee on the contested Senatorial elec
tion in the 21st district last winter. To
show how it was done, I will mention one
instance, as a sample of many others
which might be given, and some of which
will be given between now and the elec
A certain Esq. - Reynolds, who lived at
that time in Scranton. having become
well known as an active manipulator of
such matters, was applied to by a young
4 Welshman. who had been less than a
year in the country, for one of the "Cof
f(c-Colored- papers for the purpose of
voting for Clymer. He replied "you are
the kind of men we want ; we have plenty
of the papers, and our price is $1.90."
That was cheap American Citizenship
We may have 'Squire Reynolds in Lan
caster. Look out for them X.
:MESSES. BAUCH AND COCHRAN :-En
closed find list of fifty-six subscribers to
FATHER ADRAHAM, and twenty-eight
dollars payment for same. Every one is
a staunch Radical and well-tried Repub
lican, resolved to " fight it out on this
The nomination of Grant and Colfax by
the Chicago Convention, fell like a bomb
shell among the rebels of Canton.—
Where to get a candidate from, is the
question. They have their Moses, Pen
dleton, Seymour and Hancock, and, as a
last resort, poor sore-heckled Chase.
Oh ! ye great gods and little fishes, hide
your diminished heads, for a great man
has fallen in Israel." Their political
thermometer will be at the boiling point
until the grand fizzle shall have been con
summated at New York. * * *
We expect a lively campaign all over
this great Western Empire, and strong
and active men have enlisted in the cause
of justice. liberty and humanity.
Pennsylvanians ! Ye of the good old
Keystone State, gird on your armor;
march to meet secession under all its
guises ; carry dismay among the coherts
of disunion ; place Andersonville and
Fort Pillow conspiciously upon your
banners; let them behold their record of
blood and treason ; flaunt it in their faces,
and they will quail before it ! With Old
Appomattox as your leader, victory will
surely reward you.
One word to my old friends and fellow
citizens of my native home—the invin
cible, glorious " Old Guard," be up and
doing for Grant and Colfax I Form clubs
in every precinct of your noble old county;
induce your young men to become active;
bring out your whole strength; remember
that the eyes of hundreds of thousands of
fire-tried Republicans are upon you; do
not difiappoint them, but do your whole
duty, and roll up seven thousand five
hundred majority_ for the RIGHT. * *
Hoping that FATHER ABRAHAM may
prove a brilliant success under the direc
tion and guidance of its patriotic editors,
I remain, &c., JUSTICE.
ittior tOrstigun's thips.
A woltrrNo Republican organization
styled the "True Lights," has been form
ed in Freeport, 111. The Club is divided
into two departments—civil and military.
A sergeant for every ten men will be
elected, and all officers are elected for a
term of two months. The uniform of
the military department consists of an
oil cloth cap of the navy pattern, with a
red, white, and blue band, the officers
wearing the usual military insignia dis
ON Saturday three or four members of
Congress were chatting in one of the
Committee rooms on the coming cam
paign. Senator Saulsbury, in speaking
of the Democratic Convention in July, '
said : "If they nominate Chase, I sup
pose I must support him, but I'll be
d— if I won't make a fight before I
see Stunner put on the ticket with him
for Vice President."
CHASE'S chances for the Democratic
nomination are said to gain strength
daily. The Eastern men have dropped
Hancock, the Penalletotinternreinved;
but will yield to Chase in preference to a
soldier, and Andy Johnaon is working
first for himself and secondly for Chase. e
If Chase should win, how novel it will
be to see our Democrats extolling negro
suffrage 1 Go it, "Copperheads." "Any
body, good Lord."
THE New York Citizen, a Democratic
paper, says that the Chicago platform is
"so worded that Democracy can scarcely
take exception to it, and the candidates
so moderate that even Democrats might
vote for them, if it were not for the party
they represent." Hadn't the Democrats
better =prove the opportunity thus of
fered for joining the party ?
went; no battle.
N o such general
THE Democracy daily exhibit the utter
abandoned condition of their situation.
The .pesSrie-its , -* -1101.4t-gemeredire. It
has no popular issues—no great ends or
ideas in sympathy and unison with which
beats the popular heart—and, as a sure
sequence, it has no great men—no lead
ers of the people. This is why they wish
to appropriate Chief Justic Chase.
Look to the Naturolizatioo of
Lett(?). From, Cnton, Ohio.
CAN TON, Onto, June 9, 1868