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E. H. RA rCH,
THOS. B. COCHHAN3 4)/T( ' 1111 I.OIILIF'IIELP
FRIDAY, 'JUNE 26, 1863.
"I shall have no policy of wy own to en
force against the vri t of the people.•'—Gße NT.
Gen. ULYSSES S. GRANT,
OF 711 E 'UNITED STATES
duijta► Goidaeral :
Gen. JNO. F. HARTRANFI
OF MONTGOMERY COCNTY
Gen• JACOB M. CAMPBELL,
OF CANEBRIA COrNTT
Invariably in Advance:
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lEir One extra tr o.t purr up e . t . a Club rf Twrn-
RAUCH & COCHRAN,
Editors aLd Publishers,
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We would call the special attention of
our friends to this notice.
Since our last issue we have received
about seven hundred new subscribers,
running our list up to THREE TtiorsAND
THREE IIuNDREn actual subscribers.
Our increase, therefore, during the week,
averaged about one hundred and seven
teen each day. At this rate, we will
have at least four thousand in another
week. and yet we are only beginning!
Cliques and Factiona.
As FATHER AIMAnil( is devoted to
no clique, faction or self-constituted
lenders, but only to the interests of the
great Republican party, and the triumph
ant election of its candidates, we respect
fully decline publishing the communica
tion of " Radical." We do not suppose
that the autkor of the article really in
tended to drag us into any petty contro
versy betwee&cuLtain leaders of faction,
•hut, we do not see how we could grat
ify him without danger of becoming our
Iselves mixed up with these unfortunate;
frUitless wrangles over mere spoils. We
ejleth, theTeforel leave the matter with
those more directly interested in the sub.
Jed that we +tie. Let every Republican
"inter, at the proper time, attend the
pnitaary meetings of the, yarty, then and
then), according to the hest, of. hiS. Adg
ment toad convictions of linty, deposit his,
vote, and all — softl "Itre well. Let our'
efrort pule Varntt the cow_
We extract from Col. Alltlign's as-'
dress to Gen. Grant, informing bhp of the
action of the Soldiers and Sailors' Na
tional Convfntion /If Chi,:avo. the follow
"We are stronger uow than
courageous and more, determined. We have
taken our position, we have pcsted our piokets.
we have formed em lines. we have I.roteAed
our t atik. and are ably supported by millions
of militia, with Schuyler Colfax at their Lead.
At your command— Forward !"—we will
move or the egetny's works. Ileie is our plan
of- toisttle. irpresauthag-the-ieselutious.);.. " we
figl.t is eut en this line if it takes all sum
mer.- mai ser.d the enemy "whirling down the
va]ley." We will charge them in front, storm
their breastworks, pierce their centre, flank
their strongh( lds, and take them in the rear,
then vve will have repeated the familiar sum
mons from our Commander-in-chief: - I de
mand an unconditional surrender." Our vic
torious General shall then mount the pinnacle
of fame, twice.dignified by Washington, twice
honored by onr Lincoln."
To which General Grant replied in
these significant sentences:
GENTLEMEN OF TEE COMMITTEE OF SOL-
EnF ArL SAILORS I will say that it was
never a desire cf mine to be a candidate for any
political office. It is a t.ource of gratification
to me to
.fiel that I hare the support of those
who sustained nie through the great rebellion
which we Aare passed. If I did not. feel I
had the Purport of these, I would herer hare
romented to be a candidate. It was not a
matter of choice with' hie, and I hope, as I have
accepted, that I have your aid and support,
from now until November, us I had it during
If the Union soldiers and sailors, and
the millions who revere the memory of
the glorious dead and honor the patriotic
living, accept the " plan of battle" and
faithfully adhere to it, the campaign
upon which we have entered will close
as triumphantly 'as the campaign upon
What one of these countless masses
will refuse to respond to General Grant's
appeal for his support?
Who that sustained him during the
war will fail him now ?
Who that fought for the old flag
will stand aloof from the Great Captain
that bore it to viefory?
Who that prayed for him in the field
will not toil for him at the ballot-box?
Who that subscribed money to the
cause for which he fought will not now
subscribe to give us a President in the
What soldier's widow, or soldier's or
phan, will not call down blessings upon
the Chief PAT the army who made all that
followed his auspicious stars immortal in
a nation's gratitude? •
To the active men of the Republican
party. Col. Alleman's " plan of battle"
is the chart that will lead to overwhelm
ing majorities for our illustrious leader.
You secured the national credit, the
national honor, reconstruction, suffrage,
and the rights and interests of the peo
, pie by following it with fidelity.
Let our clubs organize in the spirit of
' this " plan of battle."
Let our public speakers take text and
council front it.
Let us borrow the mottoes of the army
for our songs, our newspapers, our
1 pamphlets, and our rostrums.
Let our processions gleam with the
shining sabres and bayonets of the Union
veterans. - - ;
Let us revive in all its terrible truth
the sympathy of the rebel Democracy
with these foes of humanity and free
LET US MOVZON THE ENEMY'S WORKS
WITH A SHOUT, AND A GLORIOUS VIC
TORY AWAITS USI
It was given in evidence before the
Corrunittee on the contested election
case last winter, that Mark Leddy and
two well dressed strangers, said to be
from Philadelphia, met at a point on the
Philipsburg and Clearfield railroad, and
proceeded to a shanty on the line of the
road, kept by a Mrs, Lynch, and there
put the bogus papers through what is
called the coffee process "—that is,
staining them with strong coffee—thus
giving them the appearance of age. It
would be well for Inspectors of elections
to examine all certificates of natoraliv.-
tion offered them at future elections, to
learn whether they have been submitted
to the coffee process. It can sometimes
be detected by the smell. This however
is not an infallible test, as tobacco and
other substances may sometimes be used
as deodorizers. Read the testimony in
4. pedier of lightning rods is traveling
through Lancaster county, preaching,
Copperheaditin,• and abusing our great
old Representative, Hon. Thaddeus
Stevens, He tried it on a Republican
fa West Cocalico, a few days ago,and
'let the premises in * hurry to save him
, sof from a`kicking. spot ,himt
.1244 P LAIK
eptibitca i t' —To se 2'on
Let us embalm the recollection of the
sacred dead by recalling their sufferings
at Libby, Andersonville, Belle isle, and
the cruelties of their savage keepers.
The Naturatization Feats(
Look (hit For Him.
i - e
•ti to learn that, our dll,4ln
of Congress, Mr. Thaddeus
Las lately improved so touch as ill in-
Is with t - he may yet repre
lur district • tilite to come. Lk
seillikts to be aim , Pr( ' y preserved to
us. for should wo lose : • •ow not where
4 10 „
to look thr anoillor, . A: r : lan in all re
spects of his own lade ' F , ,; : ' there is none
other like him, ,97 ' ',., ' . is frequently
asked, what *dial we
4*- ~ shall we select,
when the time ‘llOO a successor? and
no one ci.n antte • rily. We have
plenty of aspirants fhp to he elected,
but ilo one meets di,' , the people.
Pretenders we has*sn
enough. but the real grit, acktione ,
and the grfrt "Ittrlllty of 'ettt - ThltOttletnt am TRY
where. There are some who are even impa
tient, and think he is too long upon the stage,
but Ns e can only say wait, gentlemen, until you
are asked; when the people want you, they A ill
let von know. In the meantime, don't be
bribing the printers.—Daily Columbia Spy.
We fully endorse the above article, and
heartily congratulate the fifteen thousand
true and well tried Republicans of this
great county upon the good prospect of
being represented in Congress for at least
one more term by the greatest and purest
statesman now living. It seems almost
like a special dispensation of Providence
that we are permitted to enter upon the
great and highly important political
campaign of 1868 without being annoyed
by mere " pretenders " who may be anx
iously watching and waiting for the great
Commoner to pass away, in the vain hope
of securing his place. Long live Thad
"reterans to the Front."
Thousands of conservative soldiers will
gather as the representatives of a mighty host
in New York on Independence day. • • •
Not the unscathed colonels, the brevet-briga
diers who never saw a battle, the corpulant
commissaries, the puffy paymaster and the
sleek sutlers; but the battle-scarred veterans
who were the first to volunteer and the last to
be mustered out; not the holiday soldiers, but
the heroes of the east and the West, the men
who breasted the shock of battle on the Tennes
see and the Fotomac—Lancaster Intelligen
Of course, the editor of the Intelligen
cer, one of these same " heroes " and
" battle-scarred veterans "who "breasted
the shock of battle " by paying a thou
sand dollars for a colored substitute will
figure as one of the representatives of
this mighty host of conservative soldiers 1
Where's the "nigger ?"
A Democratic "Leader."
The following is from the La Crosse
Democrat, the leading Democratic paper
orthe Great West. We shall look in
vain for any rebuke V . the atrocious sen
timent contained id this paragraph', from
any Democratic paper in the Union.
" Do you blame us when we say that God
was just in sending Lola' Wilkes Booth on that
Good Friday night, three years ago, the darkest
and gloomiest in American history, to strike
the traitor down, and liberate the white free
men of America from the yoke of a depot?
God is just. He struck the tyrant Lincoln
from existence at an hour when the country
could no longer bear the burden of him ; and
God, in his wisdom, cannot let the free people
of Ameri:a, whom Le has so protected and
prospered, long remain chafing under the rule
of any despot."
What shall be said of a political party
which, whatever may be its pretensions,
gathers to its standard the creatures
whose sentiments are reflected in such
language as that
The Lancaster Intelligence,., always
prating about honesty, a few days ago
copied an article from the Columbia ,Spy,
in which occurs this sentence :
"But now-a-days, a change has come o'er
the spirit of our dreams, and a man Who will
not be bribed is considered a llama' bora
In the second paragraph below the
above, in the saws article, it charges she
Spy with saying:
"The man who will not be bribed is a
natural born fool," leaving out the word
"considered," thus changing the tnean•
ing of the whole.
Now, who could imagine a more con=
temptible trick than this? Nothing, it
seems, is too mean fOra regular copper
head organ grinder. And they talk about
We splipithize Sincerely. with the
Copperheads in their troubles. I.lp to
this date they have not decided whether
to nominate a Republican or a Copper.:
head for President ; Whether they Will+
retard on the platform of gold een
backs ; whether their battle cry will be
universal Prufitage," or " A White
Man's Government." Of course Cop
perhead principles arc immutable—ovhen '
they decide what they are. Poor fellows,
we pity them.
"Mow to Make 'Copperiteatiri;"
We call attention to the, article
gacithel cabala* weith,thiesobovit oaption.
Id revettle the iteouhdr . elkin of-Waiklace
aml his party, by miry eildence. A
more corrupt, rec"kiess anti t o tto4 aikan
izaticku never satiated iN tkis , country
than that led by Watlaee in this State.
Let them be *ratchet/ this fall.
. . ,
• 4 #411.e4, . r a em.,
4: li. 1- , - Ca)*
;From thk Denliiertiti Standkil, put our next MO'
"giliedatr4OGibEon,3osissipriita rank • :
CoppOind-paper—We copy thefolls, ' ' .ie, imiitled 1. 1
ing : .. , ui G
t for e:
n . ill
" The Colored Detnocrttlic Club of Port
Gibson, assisted by their white friends, will
give a grand barbacue on Saturday, June I:ith.
The other Democratic club, and the white citi
zens of the county, are respectfully invited to
attend. Pinner will be served at two o'clock "
The Democracy of Port Gibson appears
to be thoroughly reconstructed. Next in
order will be the• party in Pennsylvania.
Before the close of another year we ex
pect to read it the LatetUiter Int ettftren cer ,
the Reading Eagle, the Morning Herald,
and "sick," some interesting editorials
about "our colored brethren," and " the
gratifying hannouy in the ranks of the
white DemocracY of Pennsylvania"—
provided they can find colored men here
who would be mean enough to call them
selves Democrats, and eat at the same
table with Copperheads
Result of Radicalism.
The Reading Eagle, under this heading,
gives " a few results of Radical fanati
cism," as follows:
" Gustavus Riddle committed suicide iu
Philadelphia on Friday by jumping from a
fourth story window."
" Prof. Robert Clemens, Principal of the
German Schools in Columbus, Ohio, commit
ted suicide on Thursday evening."
" William Loav hung himself at Montreal on
" Joseph Paetzel shot himself in Mauch
Chunk on Thursday."
" Cyrus Wright attempted to commit sui
cide in Philadelphia, on Friday, by swallowing
Upon diligent inquiry we learn that
every one of the above unfortunates was
a Democrat 1 No wonder that the Eagle
is beginning to feel uneasy as to the fate
of his party.
Was Sliarswood Elected ?
In the contested election case last win
ter it became necessary to count the votes
in one of the Centre county boxes, and by
the count it was discovered that Williams
received one hundred and ninety (100)
votes, and by the return he was only
credited with one hundred and forty,
(140) thus cheating him out of fifty (50).
It would not take many such boxes to
make up Shautwooll'4' axial majority.
Republican election officers should be
on the look out for such frauds. They
are another species of coffee colored pa
The bill for the admission of the State
of Arkansas, under the new Republican
constitution, which was vetoed by A. J.,
just passed the Senate by a vote of 30
yeas and 7 nays, and the House of Rep
resentatives by 109 yeas to 31 nays, and
the two Radical Republican Senators,
McDonald and Rice, were on Tuesday
sworn and admitted to seats. Very soon,
probably within two weeks, six other
States will be admitted, and the glorious
work of the Republican Congress will
have been accomplished in spite of drunk
en Andy Johnson, copperheads, whiskey
rings and importers of small-pox !
Colfax VS. CoaVox.
A dispute having arisen between some
persons in Des Moines, lowa, relative to
the proper pronunciation of the name of
the Repubileasposedislate for Vice-Presi
dent, one of them addressed him a letter
of inquiry. A portion contended that it
was pronounced Colfax, others claiming
that it was Coolila. The Speaker's re
ply reads u follows
WAelrixerom, May 26.—My first name is
pronounced as-tfwrtstea eltyler, and the last
as IC Written (Jo b? Tke , is doubtless
dropped out in enable/lithe ()Fun."
IN I£6l, the country was infOruted by a ree
oletiou of Cones/us as to the object, of the war.
Tu loge act theiwopoetiob hi good
Vili iar iit ilii 'WeTtithrrif Crifb men
and r06t30 I' pa t' alint* the 4ebellion and re-
More the en Of ahe - luwa.--Annapolli
OM) Rept Won.
In the ,
wnater of 1861. and '62, one of
the oaitare of Oda paper happened to be
stationed, with hie.reghnent; in the rebel
- city of Mui:polls, and became personalty
imowti to the editor 'Of the Republican,
who Wes Jthea, iMoriove robe/ 4 , and
some people, may remember run for Ile Was eksiell. ',Wiled by the'proVost !
, _ , Gov
ernor rigainat Geary,' denies that he _ is
guard, but Aultmrtd obe at tarot because for Chase for • President. Clymer 'don't
_ 9. .
. g0t14C44414Fr ;Of , -.., uma . FwalmOvania like old Democrats like Chase. He pre-
Eleventh, thee commasider of the post, fers old whigs like Bill Reed—old Buck's
(14 not consider him of sufficient import- b
low E. ' Clymer's rely e ?Hqw is it with our ",old
ante to feed hiiti im 6oninificirit rations , line
i 4 ~. pi th E was GENERAL GRANT'S powers of smoking
or to supuy
only icooked•Upaia. titis coutempt, tA n a tcr
//e '-' are giving trophle to the Demoer tic
ournals. ,The mine papers were +i
t no* , ths'coppwrhead -toper's Of Peasstyl, .., ly . troubled w#h*the smoke this e
illuirt rec€ 44. ,hir i i.t po l itiwzi k eiktiom publican chieftain and his Republican
. • .e ar„Port Doraelson, Vicks
this saft4 `liis4 3 . Ksfit c ;4liii . g4 e au - 61 .a u r . ~A /Ns. •
.. ! ~„ : .-. • * A kV, 0 OL I 40, v , uleltanUtUge i , :At
,thwity to oils aboutio'rako itonoist?' lac- , • to, • . z ong the Apponiattox.—Press.
esiptimg•W limed fidtlitdEsn . igkiat‘ft : r _ Iftrairitsiroteppeetreads
f ert iti t i t oi--,t l , ..a, i... 1 ..f.l r ..1
~, l, t rj,), 1 I '44140. ir War 18Arun
How did tkv " accept " i y ilk h 4 p r i b . It , s *
i ' . . tis . w i t i : : ,, 32ff i s l ;. toy
s • r . 4
MO „ 411 4 4 - 40 0 100 18 0 NS . Fel ' r
_,,, 9 " h 1• • ,of the r7of the Forth
Filiw ""n°°"aligiNt 111114 ffillatIMM"1116 t . . '+ ' . likerittiti of the South
'yilleittanVeit - I , ' ' ''',-. • • ' ,O Wi CT* stian,bniheno-dtty•
• we will give our read
, ign Song, set to mu
ah for Appomattox—
ME. enASE *Henry A. Wise attended
the African Chi in Richmond, Va., last
Sunday. They winlild make a good team for
the Copperhead ticlteiiiii—Excliange.
" Misery makeik -us acquainted with
strange bed-fellows." Chase and Wise
going to"nigger-meeting" together—who
would have thought of it only a short
time ago—even "ere the last moon had
!pled her horn!" The executioner of
John Brown, and the great champion of
negro suffrage, ann in arm, cheek by
jowl, entering together the odoriferous
precincts of the African church in the
warm weather of " the leafy month of
June !" Did they discover that the Afri
can rose by any other name would
smell as sweet?" The political millen
nium must surely have arrived, and if
Ethiopia did not stretch out her hands to
the new Damon and Pythias, they cer
tainly extended their gloved and perfum
ed palms to her dusky children. Still we
fancy Sandi° drawing dawn his eye-lids,
and quizzically asking his visitors, if they
saw any thing green there.— York Repub
4 #:diger tigralgain's
A GENTLEMAN of Chicago, whose
prominent position and opportunities
for judging of the situation give weight
to his declarations, writes us : The polit
ical campaign is opening in this section
with good spirit. We will carry the
Northwestern States for Grant and Col
fax by huge majorities, in my opinion,
no matter whom the Democrats nom
inate. In Illinois, we have a strong State
ticket, and will win sure by 40,000. This
is my figure. The more sanguine count
on 60,000 majority."
ALBERT PIKE, in the Memphis Appeal,
says of the Chase movement : "We have
heard that Catholic sailors, tired of fish
and eggs, if they had eggs to eat, during
Lent, had a habit of fastening a ham to
a line, letting it over the ship's side into
the sea, and drawing it up again, repeat
ing the formula, 'Down Gammon,
Salmon "—after which they could ea iE
without needing absolution or doing
penance. N# other process, we think,
can make a Democrat out of Salmon P.
THE New York Times on the Chase
movement says : "Now, we do not be
lieve that this movement will be able to
control-the July Qonventidh. We have
little expectation that the shrewdness
and statesmanship which invest the
movement with importance will be: suf
ficiently strong to control the dither
electiOns. It is young, and has too
many prejudices to encounter to be at
SAYS a New York Letter : Private ad
vices from prominent Western Democrats
received to-day, indicate that they are
taking the alarm at the Chase movernant
in progress here, and the result will be
to bring on the friends of lir. Pendleton
to New York a week or two sooner tl►an
was contemplated, in order to "see about
TnE Cleveland Herald believes that
Mr. Chase "but courts the destiny of
Andrew Johnson, W. 11. Seward, Doo
little, Dixon and others, in abandoning
the great principles of his life, a . he
must, It apprehends, in seeking PAsi
dential glory through the Democratic
A LATE letter-writer from New York
for one of the Baltimore papers says that
thousands of ex-rebels are now in New
York, where they enjoy handsome livings
and help to swell the heavy Demodatic
majorities, and there is scarcely a com
munity where more or less of these re
vengeful spirits arn net to be found.
SOLDIZE4 who were led by the galia r nt
Grant to Victory and Peace, feel that
the man who saved his country.in time of
war, is ed,pable of ruling it in ilium of
peace. The loyal masses, who sustained
him with blood and treasure, and who
applauded his exploits, ilave
tidence in his wisdom and his . viotth.
Their voted will tell nett November.
A COP? BAD editor out Neat, com
menting on the testa Of the imptiiich
merit, remarked :
"Johnson's seat 16 erre now—you can stick
rafts 00E114 Whet we would Him
and enjoy the fun of seeing Andy get up
in a hurry.
Clinotit, of Alt Berks l , *ho