Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, July 17, 1868, Image 2

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Tire President:
• _lord 'tor General:
Surveyor Genera!:
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07 - One copy extra to the getter up of a Club of Tiven-
(y Or more.
Editors and Publishers,
Lancaster, Pa
Our Reading branch office is at No.
60f, Court Street, opposite the Court
House, where subscriptions will be re
Republican Prima ey Election.
The Republican voters of the several
election districts of Lancaster county,
are requested to meet at the places where
the last primary meetings were held ou
Saturday, March 7th, 1868, (except in
the district hereinafter named,) on
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th, 1868,
and hold their primary elections, subject
to the rules adopted by the Union Re
publican County Committee, to settle
candidates, as follows :
ONE person fm. Member of Congress,
• .• •
ONE person for Associate Jad
FOUR persons for Members of Assembly,
ONE person for County Commissioner,
Two persons
,tOr Prison Inspectors,
Two persons Air Directors o f the Poor,
ONE person for County Auditor.
To be supported by the Republican voters
at the ensuing election.
Also to elect one from each district
to serve on the County Committee.
In Manheim township, at the public
house of Isaac B. Miller, at Landis Val_
The polls will open at 3 o'clock and
close at 7 o'clock, P. M.
By order of the County Committee
MARTIN S. FltY, Chair man
Amos H. MYLIN, Secretaries
J. I. HARTma.x,
Why does not the County Committee
publish the rules regulating the primary
NOT leS3 til3ll 1201 were pres , hil Sey
mour meting on Saturday -
" Twelve hundred lice !" There's a
specimen of wholesale LYING for you!
For that peculiar talent commend us to
" Socky" Smith and Andrew Jackass
WE have received several anonymous
communications on the subject of the
‘" strange reports" we spoke of last week.
We cannot notice them. Facts, and not
amserlions, will be noticed. Give us the
figures and the names in an official form,
and theil " stand from under."
" OLD 'nun " pitched into Brooks,
of New York, in Congress on Saturday,
fflad squelched the demagogue. Glorious
old Thad! "He still lives " to skin
Copperheads and Rebels.
" OUR FLAG " is the title of a new
campaign paper—for Grant and Colfax—
published at the Manheim Sentinel office.
" Long may it wave."
This week we print EIGHT THOU
SAND robes of FATHER
being the largest edition of any regular
newspaper ever published in Pennsylva
nia—outside of the city of Philadelphia.
This edition, however, includes two thou
sand extra copies ordered by an agent,
who will have them for sale at the great
national camp-meeting at Mani 'elm.
Our regular subscription list is now a lit
tle over FIVE THOUSAND, and
every mail brings us new lists from all
parts of the country. In some localities
' the ladies are active and very successful
in getting up clubs, and all give us the
flattering assurance that - FATHER ABRA
HAM is the best campaigner that ever ap
peared in print.
We attribute this very ,gratifying suc
cess chiefly to the popularity of the prin
ciples of the great Republican party and
its glorious standard bearers—GßANT
and COLFAX. And we flatter our
selves that just such a publication as
FATTIER ABRAHAM will do more towards
arousing the young men of the party to
the importance of the issue before us
than any other single agency. There
fore, not merely for our individual bene
fit, but for the good of the great cause,
let FATTIER ABRAHAM circulate every
where. We are fully prepared for " a
hundred thousand more."
We want an honest election in this
State, and unless we mistake the Repub
lican feeling in every quarter, our friends
intend to have it. We attempted to pre
scribe legislative precautions against ille
gal and fraudulent voting and to that end
enacted recently a fair and impartial
scheme of registration, which took away
the suffrage from no citizen who is enti
tled to it, which conferred the privilege
upon no one who does not already enjoy
it under pre-existing laws. This measure
contemplated an honest election, to be
decided by lawful votes and none others.
For that precise reason, it was unaccept
able to the Copperheads, who find no
profit in an honest vote in Pennsylvania.
Concocting a flimsy but specious case,
they appealed without delay or hesitation
to the Supreme Court, soliciting its de
cision against the constitutionality (!) of
the law. They knew that Court to be
swayed by a majority of Judges who are
Copperhead partizans, and whose oaths
of office were evidently sworn with men
tal, Copperhead reservations. They
knew that one of those Judges—three of
the five being Copperhead—owed his
seat on that bench to precisely those fraud
ulent votes which this law would render im
possible hereafter. They all knew that
the new law validly in force, their party
and political success in this State might
bid each other a long farewell. What
more did they need to know ?
The result is before us—the Supreme
Court has decided the Registry Law to
be unconstitutional, and the Governor
has decided not to call an extra session
of the Legislature to obviate its objec
tions. They further hold the act disfran
chising deserters to be similarly invalid.
Legally unsound and politically partizan
as we believe them, we expected nothing
from the tribunal. And we accept the less
situation. But we have abundant notice
from our opponents, to greater vigilance
in the protection of the suffrage. They
give us notice that fraud is their game,
and we may as well comprehend that
they will win by these frauds, if we do
not watch them and apply other adequate
means of prevention. We are fairly for
warned. Shall we not be forearmed ?
The New York Herald, which the Lan
cayfrr. intelligeneer, York Gazette, &c., re
crnily quoted from as "independent"—
which has abused the radicals without
stint, and is a shrewd observer of the
course of the popular current, almost in
variably contriving to be on the strong
side—came out on Friday for GRANT
and Corx.L‹. It says : "The die is cast.
The Denlocratk Convention has decided
that our next Paesident shall be Grant."
It goes on to say that there is nothing in
Seymour's record, and nothing in the
platform, that will bring a single recruit
to the Democratic party. It further adds,
that the nomination will give the State
of New York to the Republicans by 40,-
000 majority.
Enough for Both.
General Dix, who was in command at
New York during the Irish riots in 1863,
when colored orphan asylums were
burned and colored children were mur
dered by Gov. Sepnour's " friends," noti
fied that functionary that he had men
enough to take care of the rioters and
himself. Gov. Seymour quailed, and
then went to coaxing the mob to cease
their vandalism and murder.
F All
A Sign.
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'J'Ji Copp(' (1 21"1,2),I ;we..
After hallotting `or three tins is th
purlieus of New 1 :ork, the assembly
Rebels and Copperhcafls nominated
IL ratio Seymour, of Near for Pre
sident, and Frank Blair, of Missouri, for
Via. President.
Mr. Seymou: . is the recognized and
prominent exponent of theseditious sen
timents that animated the Democratic
party during the war, and which arrayed
it at all times against the Government in
its efforts to put down the rebellion. In
this respect he does not differ from Fer
nando Wood or Vallandigham. Ile was
elected as Governor of New York in
ISti2, during the despondency created
among the people by - MeClellan's imbe
cile conduct of the war, and his admini--
tration throughout was noted for an op
position to the national cause, which
finally terminated in the disgraceful and
murderous draft riots in New York, and
was defeated by Fenton in 18154. He rep
resents all "the stale issues," and is one
of "the stale men" of the Democratic
party, whom the National Intelligences
declared must be thrown overboard if
success in the Presidential contest was
to be made possible. The nomination is
not a strong one ; not as strong, we
think, as would have been that of Mr.
Pendleton, had the Convention given to
him a hearty and enthusiastic support.
The nomination of General F. P. Blair
brings only additional weakness to the
ticket. A third rate politician and a
fourth late soldier, he adds to the ticket
not only the general aversion which is
felt with singular unanimity by the
American people toward all the Blair
family, but also imposes on the Demo
cratic party, through his nomination, the
responsibility of accepting the revolu
tionary platform in relation to the recon
structed State governments, set forth in
the letter he recently published when
seeking the Democratic nomination for
the Presidency. The only soldiers who
will • support him will be those who se
cured his nomination, the Ilamptons and
Forrests of the Rebel army.
The Republicans of the country can
have no fault to find with this result. If,
under the lead of General Grant upon
the platform of the party, they cannot
defeat Iforatio Seymour standing upon
the platform of disguised treason and
open repudiation, which the New York
Convention has given .him, then they
cannot defeat any one. The doom of the
Cops is sealed.
The Campaign in Old Bey k
On Saturday evening last an immense
Republican ratification meeting was held
at Fifth and Penn Square, city of Read
ing, which was very ably addressed by
Maj. A. C. Reinoehl and Gen. J. W.
Fisher of this city, and by Capt Storrie,
of Philadelphia. Considering the fact
that the meeting was called at very short
notice—a mere announcement in the
Reading Journal of the same morning—it
was a most gratifying success.
Republicans of Reading are the sub
stantial men of the city—the intelligent
mechanics and business men, the readers
of newspapers and the friends of pro
gress and true civilization. The back
bone of the party is the many hundreds
of true men employed in the extensive
shops of the Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Company, in the furnaces, roll
ing mills and other leading manufactur
ing establishments. All that is needed
in Reading, to give five hundred major
ity for Grant and Colfax, is a thorough
organization of the party. Let a business
meeting be held at once, and a thorough
organization affected.
The Copperheads held a meeting at
the same time, in front of the Keystone
House. It was simply a fizzle. Even
the " committee on applause " were un-
I able to afford Mester Clymer the least
' encouragement in his superhuman effort
to get up some enthusiasm for the Five
Points nominees. Old Berks is about to
be reconstructed. General Jackson is
dead, and everybody reads FATHER
The Issue.
The issue is fairly before the people.
On the one hand the Copperheads, of
On the other, the Republican party
offers to the country :
Choose ye beteewn, them
How. THADDEUS STEVENS is preparing
to leave for his farm in Adams county
and for Bedford Springs as soon as Con
gress adjourns. He is in remarkably good
health, * considering his late enfeebled
condition. •
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A New York letter writer says that the
notorious robel Gen. Watle Hampton, of
tSouth Carolina, and the murderer Forrest,
were the great pets of the scallawags and
bundlers of the New York Convention.
liampton was cheered every time he made
his appearance in the street near Tam
many hail ; but says the writer, "it would
grieve the soul of his fastidious cavalier
ancestors to look down on the citizens of
the Republic who did the cheering. A
steaming mass of perspiring humanity,
reeking with the fumes of bad tobacco
and cheap whisky, smoking from obscene
mouths set in craniums of fearful and
wonderful construction ; heads like pony
balls in a ten-pin alley, small and round,
and black and hard. A stern captain of
police, who stood like a tower to resist
invasion, curtly remarked that it didn't
matter much who they cheered, as having
been most of Ikon convicted of infamous
crimes, they were thus disfranchised. hut,
bless you ! the police myrmidon spoke un
thinkingly. He does not begin to know
the ' tricks and manners' of the desper
ate Democracy. A first-class burglar is
one of their finest voters. He'll take
chances ; vote early, vote often, and im
prove the time consumed in passing from
poll to poll by picking Republican pockets,
thereby depleting the enemy's exchequer
and relaxing his sinews."
That is a first-rate description of the
model " Democrat," in all our large towns,
nit excepting Lancaster and Reading.
Democratic Pets!
Yellow Fever Blackburn, who wanted
to introduce the Yellow Fever into our
cities during the rebellion.
Hon. B. H. Hill, Ga., ex-Senator C. S.
John B. Gordon, Ga., Major General
C. S. A.
S. B. Buckner, Ky., Brigadier General
C. S. A.
John Morrissy, N. Y., Fighter.
Z. B. Vance, N. C., Governor. C. S.
E. B. Olds, 0., denizen of Fort Lafay
James Chesnut, S. C., Senator C. S.
Wade Hampton, General C. S. A.
M. L. Bonham, S. C., original °seces
sionist and Governor C. S.
J. B. Kershaw, S. C., General C. S. A.
R. B. Rhett, S. C., original secession-
N. B. Forrest, Tenn., Fort Pillow mas-
T. A. Bocock, Va., Congress C. S
T. L. Price, Missouri, General C. 8. A.
Robert Ould, Va., Exchange Commis
sioner C. S. A.
And others of the same sort were the
especial pets of the Ku-Kluxers, Bund
lers, &c.; at New York, and cracked
their whips over the Northern dough
faces, as they used to do over their ne
groes, and with the same effect. Worthy
representatives of a rotten and corrupt
Sherman for Grant.
Gen. W. T. Sherman, he that com
manded the army that marched to the
sea, has declared for Grant, and against
the rebel ticket nominated at New York.
The Cops. are now busy calling him a
house-burner, &c. He knows them, and
will help to whip the scoundrels at the
ballot-box as he did in the field. Hurrah
for Sherman !
Poor Chase
What a miserable end has this ambi
tious renegade reached! Rejected by
the traitors of the Copperhead rebel
party, and spurned by his former friends,
the Republicans! Poor Devil ! He did
not even receive the support of Hamp
ton, Forrest, Brick Pomeroy and the
other great lights of the blackleg New
York Convention.
The Lancaster Intelligences is very free
in calling names. " Empty-pated twad
dler " is a favorite phrase with that pa
per. That's decidedly rich, when it is
remembered that that half lunatic—AN-
the editors.
latipr ttigralpim's thips.
AT the very hour when Seymour was
decrying his country, encouraging rebel
sympathizers, and filling the minds of
his followers with the passions of malig
nity if not treason, that found expression
a few days subsequently in fearful and
bloody riots—at that very time the hero
Grant was receiving the capitulation of
the rebel Pemberton at Vicksburg, and
the " boys in blue" under Gen. Meade
were driving the army of Gen. Lee be
fornthe triumphant banners at Gettys
Two white rebels, disguised as negroes,
went to a lady's house in Baton Rouge
parish, La., not long ago, and after rob
bing her, made her get supper for them.
She put a few grains of strychnine in the
coffee and killed them! Good.
TurNo the rebellion the Copperheads
said you could not pay the public debt;
and they discouraged subscription to the
Government loan, and said that green
backs would finally be good for nothing ;
that it would take, a hatful of them to
buy a hat. Buchanan did not own a dol
lar of Government bonds, though worth
nearly half a million! And yet some
people call him a patriot !" God save
the mark !
one hundred will, in addition to their
natural repugnance to Democracy, ex
cited by the course of that party toward
them in the war, feel that the abuse hurl
ed against General Grant by Democratic
presses and speakers, while pretending
to a decent respect for all soldiers, is
really a direct insult to themselves which
they will resent in solid columns at the
polls in November.
Tim administration that was in power
when the Rebellion broke out, which
could, by prompt and vigorous means,
have crushed it out in its infancy, as
Jackson crushed out nullification and
treason in South Carolina thirty years
ago, that administration which looked on
with closed eyes and ears, allowing the
Rebellion to go on, and doing not one thing
to save the Union from destruction, was
in all its parts Democratic.
THE Copperheas talk about standing
by the Declaration of Independence !
Jefferson, the father of their party, was
the writer of that instrument. Go into a
Democratic Convention and try it ; offer
a resolution, "Resolved, That we declare,
in the language of Jefferson, that all men
are created equal, and that the govern
ments derive all their just powers from
the consent of the governed," and they
will turn you out as disturbers of the
THE Copperheads talk about equal and
exact justice to all men ! Why, let any
man go to a Democratic Convention
and try the experiment. Offer a resolu
tion : "Resolved, in the language of Jeff
erson's Inaugural, that we demand and
will stand by to the end, equal and exact
justice for all men," and they will hiss
you out of the Convention.
ANDY, who has been rendered exceed
ingly frank by impeachment, declared
the other day to a correspondent that he
should go with the Copperheads, " be
cause," said he, " I can't do any thing
else. Iv'e nowhere else to go." There is
ONE other place that Andy can go, and
if he joins the Democratic party he may
consider himself booked for it. They all
go there at last.
DURING the war the Democrats"
predicted evil, and then tried to verify
it. They said we could not subjugate
the South; and they fought every war
policy of the Government intended to
subjugate it. They had no rejoicing for
our. victories; no sorrows for our
verses ; no eulogies for our heroes; no
war but with Mr. Lincoln.
FIVE years ago, in the month of July,
the flag of the country was fired on in
New York city an by infuriated and brutal
mob—the authority of the country was
defied, and its uniform and colors, on
the dead body of a Union colonel, drag
ged with insult and ribald jeers throuh
the streets, and there were loud cheers
Horatio Seymour by the fiends who did it.
This is the man whom the Copperheads
love to honor.
TUE Copperheads were violently op
posed to greenbacks on their first issue.
They denounced them as worthless rags,
and even went so far in some cases as to
refuse to trade for them. Now they take
a greenback for their party sign, and are
doing all in their power to prevent a re
turn to a specie currency. Shades of
hard money Jackson, and mint drop Bul
lion, hear it not !
HORATIO SEYMOUR, Copperhead can
didate for President of the United States,
during the war used these words : " If it
is true that slavery must be abolished to
save this Union, then the people of the
South should be allowed to withdraw
themselves from that Government which
cannot give them the protection guaran
teed by its terms."
Fr is estimated by some folks who were
in New York, that 800 gold watches
changed pockets while the Convention
was in session. Of course no one went
there to swap watches or give them away,
but then there was something that caused
a gold repeater to get from his owner's
pocket into that of some energetic Cop
perhead whose pocket was empty.
EVERY man of 1861, that stood up in
Congress in the dark Winter when State
after State was seceding, and said, "No
Coercion !—you cannot coerce a sovereign
State—they may talk treason here in the
Capitol as much as they please, and draw
the sword of rebellion in the face of the
Government without hindera,nce"—every
one was a Democrat.
WUEN Abraham Lincoln put negroes
into the army to fight, Jeff. Davis de
nounced it. So did the Democrats.
When Mr. Lincoln issued the Emancipa
tion Proclamation, Jeff. Davis denounc
ed it. So did the Democrats. When Jeff.
Davis said this was a negro war, the
Democrats echoed his words and said :
"This is a negro war."
THE Cincinnati Chronicle gives Vie fol
lowing verbatim report of the speech of
President Grant to his Cabinet, March 4,
1869: " Gentlemen, I hope you'll excuse
me for one hint preliminary—Do as much
as you can, and say as little."
WADE HAMPTON, Forrest, Barksdale,
Preston, Fairfax, Forsyth, Yerger, and
other rebel Democrats are to take the
stump against Grant in the free States.