Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, July 10, 1868, Image 1
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ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, N 0.604 COURT Street, (opposite the Court House) Reading, Pa. H ORACE A. YUNDT ATTORNEY ' AT LAW, No. 218 NORTH SIXTH Street, Reading, Pa PRANCIS M. BANKS, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC, No. 27 NORTH SIXTH Street, Read ing, Pa. DR. WILLIAM HARGREAVES_, ECLECTIC PHYSICAN AND SURGEON, No. 134 SOUTH FIFTH Street, Reading, Pa. ABRAHAM LINCOLN said : The great thing about Grant, I take it is his perfect coolness and persistency of purpose. I judge he is not easily excited—which is a great element in an officer, and he has the grit of a bull-dog. Once let him get his teed in, and nothing can shake him off. THOS. B. COCHRAN THREE CENTS $BOO 16 00 20 00 iscellantons. L The Copperhead Of all the factious men we've seen, Existing now or long since dead, No one was ever known so mean As him we call a Copperhead; A draft evading Copperhead ; A rebel aiding Copperhead; A growling, slandering, Scowling, pandering, Vicious States' rights Copperhead From him the decencies of life Anil all its courtesies, have fled ; Ile lives in fretful, factious striti; A testy, touchy Copperhead ; A negro ilaring Copperhead A rebel cheering Copperhead ; An unlearned, 'milked, Oft spurned, oft whipped, Doughtmed, cringing Copperhead. When "Save the Union," was the cry, Anil thousands fin. the Union bled, The Nation's right he did deny To save itself;—this Copperhead ; A Son of Liberty Copperhead ; A Golden Circle Copperhead ; A scheming, lying, Screaming, Mean, Canadian Copperhead. When Southern miscreants desigiwd, Their helpless prisoner's blood to shed Awl Libby prison undermined ; Who then approved ? The Copperhead ; The soldiers shooting Copperhead ; The patriot hooting Copperhead, The war abusing, Aid refusing, Crime excusing Copperhead. Who scoffed at Pillow's bloody fray, And Andersonville's murdered dead ! Who victory's hour did long delay ? The traitorous, treacherous Copperhead. The crime creating Copperhead; Assassinating Copperhead ; The strife exciting, Wrath inviting, Death delighting Copperhead. When widows mourned their lonely lot, And orphan children wept their dead ; Who said their just deserts they got? The Northern rebel Copperhead. The widow lihelltng Copperbe:cl; The grief deriding Copperhead; The false, conspiring, City Booth admiring Copperhead. Nor woman's grief, nor orphan's tears, Nor even a Nation's honored dead ; Are sacred front the jibes and sneers Of every brutal Copperhead. Each church aspersing Copperhead; Each Union hating, War creating, Repudiating Copperhead. Crawl to your dunghill, viper, crawl, For General Grant with conquering tread ; Marches to crush the thing men call, In politics, a Copperhead ; A Democratic Copperhead; A vile fanatic Copperhead ; A murder jeering, Widow sintering, Assassin cheering Copperhead. —Bucyrus Journal. [For FATHRR ABRAHAM.] Military Titles. Titles are conferred upon persons for some service meriting distinction and honor, and are intended to mark the po sition in Church or State of those upon whom they are bestowed. In Church the title of D. D. is conferred upon those of the clergy who have proved their supe riority in piety, learning and theology by long years of service, study and experi ence, while in the profession of law the possessor of L. L. D. must be one of the highest ability and success at the forum, and deepest research into the intricacies and most perfect familiarity with the sub tleties of the law. Titles are supposed to be marks of well-earned honor. But of the numerous names which men in all classes of society and grades of distinc tinction possess, none are more honor able or worthier of profound respect than those of the soldier. From corporal to general, the military title is a synonyme of high honor. It marks the man who has perilled his life for his country; it instinctively brings to the mind fields of bloody carnage, and pictures the soldier amid the blaze of cannon, the shrieks of shells, the whistle of minnie balls, and the flash of bayonets. It reveals deeds of immortal glory, of battle-fields his toric, where the fate of nations was de cided, and stamps those who won proud names amid such scenes of thrilling in terest as men entitled to the deepest love of a people, especially when from the brave ranks of an army they fought their way, step by step, until from the cap tured works of the enemy they plucked the leaf or won the bright star of well de served promotion. Military titles, thus obtained, are of priceless value ; and it is with feelings of contempt that we see many men assume the insignia of honor which they never earned. Every com munity has its gingerbread generals, bogus brigadiers and counterfeit colonels and captains; men "who never set a squad ron iu, the field, or the division of an army, know no more than a spinster"— who do not know the difference between a fifteen-inch columbiad and a boat howitz er, or the smell of gunpowder from the last rose of summer. some before the LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 10, IS6B. war, perhaps, pranced on foaming steeds at country battallions, where there was more brass band, epauletts, red feathers and whiskey than manual of arms, and little boys, with signals of distress flying, ran affrighted tit the snorting and cavort ing of the " colonel's " horse, snuffing the battle afar. What effrontery then, for men who never heard a bullet whistle, to steal laurels which glory wreathes only for the hero, and to call themselyes by titles which thousamis won only at the price of blood and limbs, on such immor tal fields as Gettysburg and the Wilder ness. Public sentiment should strip such jackdaws of their borrowed plumages, or do as the animals in the fable when the ass appeared in the skin of the lion. EXTRACT FROM lION. 11. C. DEMING'S Judged by his more words, Grant is nothing; judged by his actions, he can make no pretensions to brilliant genius, to profundity of acquirement, to erudi tion in any department in human thought. Nature endowed him with a strength of will, an equable temper, a sound, practi cal, well-balanced understanding; and nurture has contributed to developo and foster these natural endowments. Prom his West Point education he derived sub stantial and useful knowledge, and the edge and discipline which scientific and mathematical study imparted to an intel lect whose native temper was for hard service rather than glittering display. His experience in the Mexican war, in frontier life, and in rough civil employ ment, invigorated his practical resources, familiarized him with the various phases of American character, and trained him iu the homely task of Americani life. His hard labor in the civil war strengthened and nerved the sturdy vigor of his under standing and will, endowed him with that self-reliance which can only be acquired in its plentitude by the habitual mastery of those diffieulties which are pronounced insurmountable. His varied commerce with the world, and the vicissitudes of his career, have made him thoroughly ac quainted with men, and lie is not easily beguiled or deceived. Ife has that stout independence of purpose which is not pliant to the purposes of others. There is in him naught of that vacillation or oscillation which is fatal to all earnest de cision ; but lie makes up his mind rapidly, and forthwith bends every energy to the execution of its irreversible behests. This combination of endowments, ac complishments, experience, have invested him with that rare force and volume of power which conquers and commands success. He has strength of conviction, combined with deference for the popular will, and none of that inflexible self-suf ficiency which discards the advice and scorns the opinion of others. Justice is with him a predominating attribute. He is devoted to the right, without profess ing any supercilious contempt for the ex pedient. He is faithful in his friend ships ; sincere in his professions ; superior to all envy ; generous in his appreciation and commendation of others ; truthful, honorable, upright in all his dealings and converse with his fellow-men; ardent and tender in his domestic affections. * * * * * * No public man who has ever lived has illustrated himself less by language,leither oratoric or written. Grant must be esti mated by actions alone ; for what he says will never aid your comprehensions of the man. He talks and talks well, but his conversation reveals merely the surface of his mind ; and what of genuine re sources is in its,depths, you must invest gate by the process I have indicated. No one doubts that he has the tenacity of will ; but I defy you to find satisfactory proof of it in any of his, sayings. No one disputes his patriotism ; but what ardent harangue has he ever uttered ? No one fails to recognize his manly friendship for Sherman ; but it is not demonstrated by the word or manner. No one disbe lieves in his courage; but you will search in vain to discover it from his utterances. What there is in him as a warrior, you must study from the way in which he translated his thoughts into deeds ; for you will never learn it by his speeches. What of administrative power there is in him, you must learn from the record; for you will b e deceived by his professions. 'Meeting every emergency in the varied control he has exercised over the turbu lent States and disorganized societies by the most appropriate measure of redress, he yet disclaims ability to govern. He is, in short, a man of action, and not of words. He believes in the essential equality of all mankind, ftnd that the time is now for its embodiment into gov ernment ; but we must learn this from the zealous discharge of duties which con tribute to that end, instead of from any pledges which he has endorsed. He be lieves that which is called the " policy of the nation" should receive its direction and guidance from the Legislative, rather than the Executive branch of the govern ment; but this is taught by his deeds, and not by his declarations, unless it may be inferred from the avowal. " No theory of my own will ever stand in the way of executing any order I may re ceive from those in authority over me." General Gr(ritt. LIFE OF THE GREAT CHIEFTLIN Mark Twain. ou Female Suffrage. "Mark Twain " writes to his " Cousin Jennie" on the subject of" Female Suf frage," as follows : There is one insupehible obstacle in the way of female suffrage, i ennie ; I ap proach the subject with fear and trembl- in , r, but it must out. A. woman would never vote, because she would have to tell her age at the polls. And even if she did dare to vote once or twice when she was just of age, you know what dire results would flow from " putting this and that together" in after times. For instance, in an ungarded moment, Miss A. says she voted for Mr. Smith. Ifer auditor, who knows that it has been seven years since Smith ran f, r anything, easily ciphers out that she is at least seven years over are, instead of the young pullet she has been making herself out to be. ,o, Jennie, tins new fashion of registering the name, age, residence and occupation of every voter is a fatal bar to female suffrage. Women will never be permitted to vote or hold office, Jennie, and it is a luckly thing for me, and for many other men, that such is the decree of fate. Because, you see, there are some few measures they would all unite on—there are one or two measures that would bring out their entire voting strength, in spite of their antipathy to making themselves conspicuous; and there being vastly more women than men in the Stat, they would trot these measures through the Legisla ture with a velocity that would be alarm ing. For instance, they would enact : 1. That all men should be at home by ten p. in., without fail. 2. That married men should bestow considerable attention upon their wives. 3. That it should be a hanging offence to sell whiskey in saloons, and that fine and disfranchisement should follow drink ing it in such places. 4. That the smoking of cigars to ex cess should be forbidden, and the smoking of pipes utterly abolished. 5. 'flint the wife should have a little of her own property when she married a man who hadn't any. Jennie, such a tyranny as this we could never stand. Our free souls could never endure such degrading thraldom. Wo men, go your way ! Seek not to beguile us of our imperial privileges. Content yourself with your little feminine trifles— your babies, your benevolent societies, and your knitting—and let your natural bosses f;.o the voting. Stand back ! you will be wanting to go to war next. We will let you teach school as much as you want to, and we will pay you half wages for it, too, but beware I we don't want you to crowd us too much. If I get time, Cousindennie, I will fur nish you a picture of a female Legislature that will distress you—l know, it be t cause you cannot disguise from me the fact that you are no more in favor of female suffrage, really, than I am. MARK TwArN. General McPherson's Opinion of Gra»t. The gallant General McPherson, in a letter written but a short time before his death on the field of battle, expressed the following opinion of General grant: General U. S. Grant I regard as one of the most remarkable men of our coun try. Without aspiring to be a genius, or possessing those characteristics which impress one forcibly at first sight, his sterling good sense, calm judgment, and persistency of purpose more than com pensate for those dashing, brilliant quali ties which are apt to captivate at a first glance. To know and appreciate Gener al Grant fully, one ought to be a member of his military family. Though possess ing a remarkable reticence as far as mili tary operations are concerned, he is frank and affable, converses well, and has a peculiarly retentive memory. When not oppressed with the cares of his position, he is very fond of talking, telling anecdotes, &c. His purity of character is unimpeachable, and his pa triotism of the most exalted kind. He is generous to a fault, humane and true , and a steadfast friend to those whom he deems worthy of his confidence, he can always be relied on in case of emergency. .110. 66 There has been a great speculation among the country people in regard to the cabalistic letters which have ap peared upon the Wings of the locusts at their different advents. Happily we are now prepared to settle this question, for the present, at least. It is this, the G and C, so universally seen on the wings of locusts hereabout, are the initials of Grant and Colfax. This is a most startl ing and wholesome revelation, when we take into consideration the marvelous revelations made by these singular little insects in the past. In 1783 they ap peared with a W on their wings, which indicated the election of the illustri ous Washington to the Presidency ; in 100 they wore an M, which predicted the election of James Madison ; and in 1817, again an M, which indicated James Monroe ; in 1834 it was pretty badly mixed, owing to "Matty Van" and others, but in 1851 they came out strong with a P which pointed to Pierce, and now in 1868, the G and the C settle the question. Hon , the Good Tempters Initiate Oriitlidatre. The following must have been written by a chap who got drunk on lager beer without knowing it would intoxicate. It refers to a lodge of Good Templars. It is a graphic description of an initiating ceremony " as the writer understands it : In the first place the victim for initia tion is blindfolded, hands and feet, and thrown into a cauldron of boiling hot rain water and boiled for five minutes. This is done for the purpose of clearing his system of old drunks." Ile ii then taken out of the cauldron and by means of a force pump -, orged with cistern water, after which a sealing plaster is put over his mouth, and he is rolled in a barrel four or five times across the room. The choir at the same time sings the Cold Water Song. lie is now taken out of the barrel and hung up by the heels till the water runs out 'through his ears. lie is then cut down and a beautiful young lady hands him a glass of cistern. water. A.. cold water bath is then furnished him, after which he is showered with cistern water. He is then made to read the Water Works act ten times, drinking a glass of cistern water between each reading. After which the old oaken bucket is. hung around his neck and fifteen sisters with squirt gulls deluge him with cistern water. lle is then forced to eat a peck of snow while the brothers stick his ears full of icicles. He is then run through a clothes-wring er, after which he is landed a glass of cistern water by a beautiful young lady. He is then goredg again with cistern water, his boots tilled with the same, and he is laid away in a refrigerator. The initiation is now almost concluded. After remaining in the refrigerator for the space of half an hour, he is taken out and given a glass of water, run through the clothes-wringer, and becomes a Good Templar. CZ.IIIIO. • PVa tion. An old man of very acutehysiognomy, answering to the name of Jacob Wilmot, was brought before the court. His clothes looked as though they might have been bought second:handed in his prime, for they had suffered more from the rubs of the world than the proprietor himself. " What business ?" " None ; I am a traveler." " A vagabond, perhaps!" " You are not far from right. Travel ers and vagabonds are about the same thing. The difference is that the latter travel without money, the former with out brains." " Where have you traveled ?" " All over the continent." " For what purpose ?" Observation." ," What have you observed ?" " A little to commend, much to censure and very much to laugh at." Humph! What do you commend?" A handsome woman who will stay at home ; an eloquent preacher who will preach short sermons ; a good writer who will not write too much ; and a fool who has sense enough to hold his tongue." " What do you censure ?" " A man that marries a girl for her fine clothing; a youth who studies medicine while he has the use of his hands ; and thepeople who will elect a drunkard." " Who do you laugh at?" "I laugh at a man who expects his po sition to command that respect which his personal merits and qualities do not merit." He was dismissed. Courting Sunday Night. We do love an effecting " some ;" one that brings tears to eyes " all unused to the melting mood ;" that takes one back again to his "bread and batter" days, when his own Angyline Was the ,crayest gal in the world. After the author of the following was smiled on by his affin ity, he started to go away; the big dog was chained, but broke loose, and tore the gallyunt troubador and lover all to pieces. Moral—Never write ponies or go courting any gal on Sunday night, if her pa owns a big dog: I deerly luv the singing bird, Anti little buzzin' B ; Bat deerer far than all the world Is thy sweet voi.2e to me. (.) ! very deep is daddy's well, And deeper is the see— But deeper in my busum The luv I bare for thee. Then smile on me deer Angyline, To make my heart feel light, Chain the big dug and I will cum A cortin Sunday nite. DON'T SLEEP, GENTLEmEN.—A wide awake minister, who found his congrega tion going to sleep before he had fairly commenced suddenly stopped and ex claimed : "'Brethren, this isn't fair ; it isn't giving a man half a chance. Wait till I get along a piece, and if I ain't worth listening to, go to sleep ; but don't begin to snore before I get commenced ; give a man a chance." NO. C.