Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, July 24, 1868, Image 1
...-. I _ 1 11 .---- -A-- -,- --- fa' I - .--,-- I ------ . • --';'-' -_z • -., " With malice towards none, with charity for -• . A 1. % .1). • ) P . ) AI E----,- ~..- „4„, . -1-• .1 . 1 .5. E ~. '1 •• .;; i. ' .:'...,. : 't '' :0-- - . 4 "-; . , care for him who shall have borne the battle, and . -_----# all, with firmnessu : in the right, as God gives s 4k * ' . ' ' ' ''' 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 r ,..' . •; . ;;:...7' , .;;.L : !':',. among ourselves and with all nations."—X. Z. VOL 1. "FATHER ABRAHAM" IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY =321 SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS, IN ADVANCE, FOR THE CAMPAIGN -lil E. H. RAUCH RAUCH & COCHRAN, NORTHEAST ANGLE CENTRE SQUARE, Adjoining IV. C. Baker's Drug .Store and J. 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COCHRAN THREE CENTS $s 00 15 00 VO 00 General Grant's PEACE pledge is based on the resolutions of the Republican National Convention, adopted at Chicago, on the 21st of May, and by the letter of General Grant accepting the Republi can nomination, in which he says, among other things : • • • " I endorse their resolutions, and, if elected to the office of President of the United .States, it will be my eipiettmr to administer all the laws in good faith, with economy and with the view of giv, My PEACE, quiet and protection everywhere." • • • • "Peace and tt/versa/ proNwrify, ifs Requence, with economy of ad ministration, will lighten the burden of taxa tion, while it constantly reduces the national 'debt. Let us have PEACE." Mr. Colfax, the Republican candidate for Vice-President, accepted the platform and nomination in a letter which closed thus: • • • • " I cannot doubt that our labors will be crowned with success; and it will be a succe which shall bring restored hope, confidence, prosperity, and progress South as well as North, West as well as East, and, above all, the blessings under Providence of national concord and PEACE." To this pledge of peace to all the sec tions, and happiness and prosperity to the South, the whole body of the Repub lican delegates, more than six hundred strong, and the soldiers and sailors at the same me and place in council, number ing a still larger force, gave their solemn I unanimous sanction. And their endorsement has been fol lowed by the whole Republican press, including all the divisions and interests of the party, and the advocates of every other Republican aspirant for Prepident, and the great religious and secular jour nals which sustained the republic during the war. And these again have been followed by the Republican members in both houses of Congress, without a solitary ex ception. Such is the attitude of the Republican party and its candidates. Now for that of the rebel Democracy. The following is the declaration of the convention which nominated Horatio Seymour for President, and Francis P. Blair for Vice-President: "That we regard the reconstruction acts (8o called) of Congress, as such, 'as usurpa tions, and unconstitutio nal, revolutionary, and void." How this doctrine is to be carried into effect, Francis P. Blair (two days after wards nominated for Vice-President by the same convention) boldly proclaimed in his letter of the 30th of June, 1868 : • • • • There is but one way to restore the Government and the Con stitution, and that i.s.tor the President elect to declare these acts null and void, compel the army to undo its usurpations at the South, disperse the carpet-bag State governments, and allow the white people to reorganize their own atisceilantous. Grant, Colfa,r, and Sa!ration. Salvation to the nation carne When Grant—unknown in story Without the prestige of a ilalne, Led firth the hosts to glory; 'Unfurl your Banners to the lireeze, Ye men who love the nation, Inscribe thereon such nantes as these, (;rant, Colfax, and Salvation. Democracy is eagle-eyed, Discovers new wonders, Grant's victories they have descried To be so many blunders; They're sore at heart, and pale, and wan, No motto for their banner, They hoarsely shouted " black and tan," Ltut do not like the Tanner. lie tanned the reps too many times To meet their approbation, Successes then, are now the crimes Demanding immolation. Powelllll for all, still must they rant Like some besotted bummer, Forgetful that our leader, Grant, Fi_•hts on this line all summer." Then rally to his standard boys, Inaugurate the shouting, Novembers, ides will swell the noise Of victory and routing; He saved Our country from the shame (if her disintegration, Firxf on your hauliers write his name, Then Colfax ;mil Salvation. 7'ltE ONE GREAT ISSUE PEACE WITH GRANT OR WAR WITH SEYMOUR. Forney's Press is doing yeoman service in the campaign. Some of the very best articles on the issue before the people are published originally in that paper. An article with the• above caption appeared in the Press a few days ago, which is too long for our columns, and we therefore use the assistant Editor—the scissors— and publish the following extracts: The issue between the two great par tics in the pending canvass is, in brief— A restored Union with pxAcE, or A broken Union with WAR. General Grant leads the column under the first ; Horatio Seymour leads the col umn under the second alternative. LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1868. (101' , e9iti , (ls 4 (II?? ( 1, 0 Siqigi ors rtp,l .11 ( po , tut/yr:4.- 4•I r,pt - lit that this is ibr rwl o w ? t-, 0 11 / (17,:tstion tt•hirh ?C( should taboo is i,ile to tali.. of hood::• orPtroiatoks, gold, tht. public foith, oni . l the public erc,li/•" • W . e must restore the Cons'itution bet . ore can restore the finances a!ul to du this ice nnta haVc. a PreSid , ':lt 1 1 ..179 1 , ';17 the Of fitc ',topic by rumpliny into , lust fl u o rsui•jutt ion.. o,f ConyiYss known us the le,cou structiov tints. I wish fn sboul Inf o ;y , Coueolt ion upon this ;vow, us i 1 ;. 5 bi t o u h f ue‘s t , eprylltifig clse /lg of rutuc in its Hey( mol confluTh(fusir(' resubf 8. It is the me which htehules all that is worth:, contest, anal without it there is nothing tacit gives tli!r nity, honor, or value to the struggle." - platform thus foreshadowed by Blair was made under the auspices of Boratio Seymour, nine days afterwards nominated as the Democratic candidate for Presi dent. On the Pith of July he accepted that honor as follows : " pioNiding Qifierr of MO eonuoll ion, I ron fronilio; with PIO ir seOpe ond import ; uv ooe ref ilx me/ober:4, lam a party to their terms. They oc co rq with my Views, and I shoul ?Ton them in the eontest vpon which we are now Mond roitcring. I shall strive to carry them out in full wherever I may he placed, 1n public or private life." On the same evening General Blair, the author of the letter above quoted, having been nominated for Vice-Presi dent, accepted the platform and nomina tion, as follows : "I accept the platform of resolutions passed by the late Democratic Convention ; I accept their nomination with feelings of most pro found gratitude. What civilized people on earth ieould refuse to associate with them selves in all the rights and honors and dig nities of their country such 11101 a s Lee and Johnson [ Voices, "None, unite."' II civilized country would fail to do honor to those who, fighting for an emu - toms em , se, yet distinguished themselres by gallon try never surpassed [applause] in that etmtest,for which they are Nollyht to be di.vcronehliwa and exiled from their homes? In that contest they prov e d themselves our peers." This formal tribute to the valor, integ rity, and patriotism of the rebel traitors, preceded by a double pledge to restore the Government to them by force o f arms, has been appropriately responded to by the rebel delegates. Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, while on his way to the convention, at a supper at General Lee's college, in Vir ginia, declared that the rebel soldiers " had not fallen in vain—the cause for which Stuart and Jackson fell could not be vain, but in some .form would triumph';" and after the nomination of Seymour and Blair by the New York Convention, in spired by the platform and the speeches of the nominees, proclaimed at a Demo cratic meeting in New York, on the even ing of the nominations, that— "We have no relief unless the Democratic party will come out and pledge itself that we shall have a fair election; that the white people of the South shall rote. I leant you all to register on oath that when they do role that their rote shall be counted, and if' there is a majority of white rotes, that you will place Seymour and Blair in the While House in spite of all the bayonets that, shall be brought against thew." The same evening Vance, of North Carolina, another rebel delegate, de clared— " That they (the rebels) had bowed to the yoke tong eamigh, and it was now t ime that they should arise and assert their manhood un der the Constitution. This great country must be restored to its original position of gran deur and greatness (that means slavery and artistotracy), or else constitutional liberty is gone forever." Last Saturday night Vance spoke at Richmond (Va.) to a mass meeting, at which all the other speakers were rebels, and one of them, Governor Wise, de dared that the resolution of the Demo cratic National Convention declaring " secession a failure " was a falsehood; and added that " secession was more than ever living." Everywhere the venomous serpents of the rebellion are coming out in support of Seymour and Blair. When the news of their nomination reached Atlanta, Georgia, Howell Cobb and Robert Tombs, two of the most guilty of these traitors, addressed a Democratic meeting, and their speeches are thus noticed by the rebel organ, the Atlanta Constitution, of the 11th : " When the popular favorites entered the hall, they found at least two thousand white men already there to greet the old champions who led them in the past. And they were greeted with a shout that had in it the' ring of the old metal." When Mr. Toombs lose IA) address the assemblage, we can compare the scene to nothing less than a stupendous camp meeting, where everybody is converted, and vieing with each other to see who can shout time loudest. Mr. Toombs rose, majestic as of yore, and entered at once upon the great subject which had brought the party together—the rati fication of the New York nominees. Mr. Cobb's speech was more lengthy. He made one of his happiest efforts, and addressed himself more particularly to the political issues now presented to the people of Georgia. Grant and the Chicago platform were seared with the fires of his indignation. The election of such a man upon such a set of principles would be the greatest calamity that could pos sibly befall the whole country." These are only the firstling's of the re sponse to the Democratic platform and candidates. Taken in connection with the fact that nearly every speech made at the Democratic meethc , s since the ad journment of the convention has been personally abusive of Grant and person ally laudatory of the rebel soldiers, we have the issue inure boldly stated be tween Peace and Union and War and Disunion than at any period during the rebellion itself. This is. in fact, as Gen. 'Blair, on the 30th of June, expressed it: " The real and only question." It is idle," he said," to talk of bonds, greenbacks, gold, the public faith, and the public credit." '' The President elect Seymour mast de clare the reconstruction acts null and void, compel the army to undo it:; vsnrpation.s , at the South, and disperse the State govern ments." - ds OLD MISTA We have a class of Republicans who would have tried the patience of Joh. Whenever the current sets against us— as it did last fall—they will do nothing ; arguing that success is hopeless and etThrt fruitless; and, when the current is with us, they will do next to nothing, arguing that effort is needless—that we can't help WillId112:. Hence, in our good times, they are worth exactly their own votes ; while in other times, they do not even vote, hut, by their dismal croaking, demoralize those who otherwise would. Just now, this class have taken up the cry that the adversary has ruined his prospects by his preposterous nomina tions at Tammany Hall. It is impossible, they argue, that Seymour's War record and Blair's Jacobin letter, with the Re pudiation proposed in the Tammany Platform, should not utterly swamp the concern. To try to beat the General who took Vicksburg with the Governor who, at the very hour of its surrender, was chuckling, in this city, to a crowd of shouting copperheads, that it had not been taken, they hold so preposterous that they regard the Democratic nomina tion as a joke, and are quietly settling down in the comforting delusion that there will be no contest—that Grant and Colfax will walk over the course. And now, should the October Elections go against us, these very men will insist that we are beaten beyond hope, and will he as torpid from despair as they now are from undue confidence. They are wrong every way. Grant and Colfax will he elected ; but only by hard, steady work. If Republican oilort should henceforth be relaxed, under the presumption that it was needless, we should be badly beaten. Fraudulent votes alone would beat Grant, as they beat Henry Clay in '44. Systematic prepara tion, persistent vigilance. can alone pre serve the ballot-boxes from wholesale pollution. The recent judicial nullification of the Registry Act of Pennsylvania gives us timely warning what to expect. In the words of the old song : "There's none ever ktred the truth would be tohl, But they whom the truth - would i n dict ;" and a party that makes systematic war on the registration of legal voters does not mean to have honest elections. Yet the late Democratic Legislature of New Jersey repealed the Registry Act of the preceding Republican Legislature, and thus opened the wide floodgates of Fraud. Mind that they had absolute power to amend and improve, to their hearts' con tent ; but no registry at all, with the bal lot-box a common spit-box, is exactly what suits the Sham Democracy of our day. So the act requiring the polls to be closed at sunset was in like manner sub verted. We do not know what the Pennsylva nia authorities propose to do ; but we cannot doubt that they will act. They know that the Democratic wire-workers have cheated heavily for years; they know that the heavy majorities returned from Luzerne and other Democratic strongholds are the fruits of villainy ; they know that counterfeit Naturaliza tion certificates, stained with cotibe to make them look old, are plentiful as rev enue stamps ; and they surely will not tamely surrender to the apostles of for gery and perjury. We shall doubtless hear front them in good time. Alr. Lincoln had over 400,000 plurality, with nearly all the Electoral votes, in 1864 : yet mark how small a chan!Ye in the popular vote would have defeated han lie carried Connecticut by.... 2,406 majority. 6 Indiana by 24),N) majcrity 13 Maryland by 7,414 majority. 7 Nevada by :3,•232 majority :3 New Hampshire by. 441,529 majority... ... 5 New York by 6,740 majority Oregon by 1,431 majority. :3 Pennsylvania by... 20,075 majority 26 Rhode Island by... 5,631 majority 4 -- -- Total,9States.... 70,656 majority. .100 Add these to the votes of New Jersey, Delaware and Kentucky-21—and he would have had 131; leaving to Mr. Lin coln but 114. Thus a change of less than 36,000 in over 4,000,000 votes would have elected McClellan over Lincoln, and changed our whole subsequent history. IVe have not a doubt that a large ma- jority of the American peoliN prefer the election of Giant and Colfax to that of Seymour and Blair. We confidently ex pect that majority to vindicate itself in the result of , the canvass. Yet, were the Republicans to forbear effort, on the pre sumption that alba was needless, they would be defeated. We shall carry the election, because we shall deserve suc cess by solid, steady work ; arid they who imply that such work is not needed, are the most dangerous enemies of our can didates and our cause.—N. Y . . Tribune. Henry - Word Beecher's Opinion of Under (late of July 18th, Rev. 11. W. Beecher writes the following to the Bos ton Daily Advertiser: -I left Ilri , oklyn on Monday, .July t;, but not before the Wort , / had publislwil that I had, msmkklay mm 1,11111.11: a political sermon, come out for Chase au. the Presidency, and against (;rant: mid I have seen the story every day since raenig till'on: , 11 the papers. There is not, a word of truth in it. The sermon was not po litical, it made no allusions either to Grant or to Chase. The application of some of its para graphs, in either ion, was the work of the reporter of the 1rk,,k1,/, n,,t mine. , k I have never morn a Chase Man. I have thr years. as a loader in public a Hairs, deemed him, like his greenbacks, as in . tintising more On the Paco than they are worth its gold. While th e New York l n ,/, i kcaa(kif was latuling hint as a demigod, and the - New York Tribuo , was using his name 1,1016(11re the prospects of Grant. I heartily and openly disagreed ivith both of them, for I tholoughly liked Giant, and thoroughly distrusted Chase. Ilk , is a splendid man to look upon, hut a poor man to lean upon. Ambit ion lifts some nwn t 'wards things noble and good: makes them largo and gener ous. Other men's ambition blurs the sharp lines and distinctious between ri;lit and wren;:, anti leaves them, in the eagerness of over-soltish desires, to Leconte a prey of had men. 1 have for years jilt that Mr. Chase's ambition was consuming - the better elements of his nature. " I have liked Grant from the first. Solid. un pretentious, straightthrward, apt to succeed, and not spoiled by success ; wise hi discerning, men. skilful in using tliem, with the rate gift (which Washington had in an eminent degree) of wisdom in ratting wisdom from other men's anticipate that, great as his military success has been, he will hereafter lw known (-von more favorably COr the wisdom of his civil administration. t (Inflations and recantations through which Chase was required to go for a Democratic nomination only to see the smiling Seyimair hooking benignly down upon his lost, estate, has no parallel except in the immortal history of Roinekei , h.sehs. There will now be no third candidate bet wee') Grant and Seymour. It will be a fair tight bittwcon rugged honesty and Ida usil It trait." The Empty Cradle. There is a whole volume of poetry in the following little sketch, which we find in the last , number of Miss Barber's Weekly : We met John on the stairs. lie was carrying an old cradle to be stowed away among what lie termed plunder in the lumber room. One rocker was tone, and the wicker work of the sides broken ; it was an old willow affair, but we could not refrain from casting a sad look into its empty depths. Gone !" we said dreamily. "all gone !” What golden heads were once pillowed here I heads on which the curls grew moist in slumber, and the cheeks and lips flushed to the hue of rose leaves. When sleep broke, the silken fringed lids opened heavily from the slumberous eyes ; smiles flitted like sunbeams over the face ; the white list was thrust into the mouth, and while mamma lifted the muslin and peeped to see if baby was sleeping, cooing and crowing were beard ! The little feet began to kick, out of pure delight, and kicked on until both of the tiny red shoes were landed at the foot of the cradle. Where arc those hands now Some that were embowered by vigorous manhood are sleeping on battle-fields, some are bleached with time and cares; and they have grown sore and weary on the rough paths of life. Perhaps some little one, once tenderly rocked here, is sleeping in the coffin. Over it grows heartsease, and vigorous box and white candy-tuft, and the sturdy . jessamine. The blue-bird flutters its bright wings through the willow bough ; and the cool summer wind whispers to the. green leaves and grass blades on the grave. 'What of? Perhaps of its immor tality. Sleep on, little dreamless one. Of such is the kingdom of Ileayrii." El( • < , DURING the session of the Democratic Convention, two loyal soldiers, who had experienced the horrors of captivity in Richmond during the %%Aar, met the keeper of the Libby Prison wearing a delegate's badge ! They fell upon him and gave him a dreadful beating, which was not hospitable, certainly, but not unnatural either. WADE TlAltrTorT and such men are the favorite orators of the Democrats; and the deeper a man has been plunged in the crime of the rebellion, the more " celebrated" he seems to be, in the opinion of these partisans, and the more available his services to Seymour and Blair. We do not consider this to be inconsistent. NO. S. Chase.