Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, July 31, 1868, Image 1

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to see the right, let us stripe on to iinish the wort.
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IN Washington Congressional circles
a member from Ohio asked a Democratic
member 'from Indiana how they came
to nominate so unpopular a tlcket.
"H-s-s-h 1" said the Indianian--" Don't !
you are treading on a new-made grave !"
$8 00
20 00
* * I wish I could justly
close these words without retiTence to I loratio
Seymour. But fidelity alike to history and to
my old comrades in the army, living and dead,
compel that I should speak of one passage in
his history. On the Fourth of July, 1863,
when Governor of the State, he stood at the
Academy of Music, in New York, and in a most
elaborate address apologized alike for slavery,
the South and the Rebellion. Ile had no
word of cheer for the patient man who was
bearing the nation's sorrow (cheers) in the
Capitol at Washington. Ile had no word of
encouragement for our gallant soldiers, who
that very hour were grappling with Lee in a
life and death struggle among the hills in Penn
sylvania (cheers and cries of " You're right") ;
nothing but icy slicers, but cold calculations,
and but illy concealed sympathy with treason.
Thank God, at that same hour Meade gave the
lie to his eloquent sophistry as he hurled Lee
back in terrible) defeat from j Cemetery Hill
and Round Top at Gettysburg, and Grant's
cannon made strange echo to his cowardly but
concealed appeals for compromise and sur
render as Vicksburg fell and Pemberton's host
cast down their flags in defeat.
" A few short days passed, mid on July 13 of
that same year the terrible draft riots broke out
in New York city. I charge that these riots were
the natural, logical and almost necessary re
sults of his speeches, his teachings, and his
public official acts. And then when the storm
had gathered, he addressed those maddened,
brutalized rioters as his "friends," and besought
their patience by the plea that he had sent his
Adjutant-General to Washington to beg that
the draft might be suspended. (Laughter,
hisses and cheers.) When the tidings of these
riots and of Seymour's conduct and speech
reached me, with my regiment, I was toiling
along a dusty road of Maryland in pursuit of
the retreating rebels. Fainting under the ter
'Able heat, some falling . and even dying by the
wayside, our men were still pres Sing on.
"The loyal arms had been victorious at
Gettysburg, and we bad heard the glad news
from Vicksburg. We were weary, but still we
could see the end and the victory drawing nigh.
Like thunder from a clear sky fell the tidings of
this cowardly uprising at our own homes against
the government and the flag. Strong men wept
with shame and rage. Firm lips closed in a fiercer
wrath as they whispered the news down the
ranks, and muskets were gripped with a venge
ful feeling such as we had not known betbre in
skirmish and battle. Could we have filed that
day into Broadway there would have been a
bloody reckoning, and short work would have
been made with Ills Excellency's special
[A sudden movement was here visible through
the whole:audience ; an instant afterwards an
electrical cheer burst from every part of the
building ; many people stood up, and handker
chiefs and hats were waved at the speaker.]
We bad left home to tight your battles, and
we felt that you were bound to tax yourselves,
if need be, to your last dollar to pension our
widows, to succor our wounded, and feed our
little ones. We were there just as much for
your sake as for our own, and we felt that when
our ranks grew thin we had a right to reinforce
ments; that you were bound in honor to send
us your young men and your strong men, even
if your old men and boys had to work your
Campaiffit SO)ty--Grant.
I Tail to Grant, the victorious ehh , ttain,
The choice of the loyal and true,
The hero. the soldier, and statesman,
Whom treason could never subdue;
Thy faine is enshrouded in glory,
As dear as our own native land,
And freedom's proud page of history,
Points to Union, Victory and Grant.
'filen bring old the flag of our - Union,
That we wrested front Bait trous hands;
We have borne it in peace and thro' battle,
And NVell bear it to victory with (irtutt.
Though partizan bands may endeavor
To slander aml sully thy mune,
The cohorts of treason can never
Tear the wreath from the warrior's fame
Fairest, star in the Iwight constellation
Of heroes thy victory made,
While the sun sheds its rays o'er our nation
Thy memory never will 11010.
11 7 11 en the treat berous hand Of disunion
(Ter mountains, o'er 'allies and flood,
And assassins iu banded communion,
Ilan tlarkenotl our nvers with blood;
In this night of our great tribulation,
\Viten hope filled the warrior's breast,
_ meteor of livedom's salvation,
the sky of the West.
The orb) thundpi.,
. Ilrought visions hop. , to Hie tvorld,
And millions in joy filled 1V1(11 ‘V()lltier
Sa\V (Mt' Nt117 , ,0r I)4'r I:irinxunti uutiu (t ti
Whiii` (IcOttn 1(1
\V(.11( III) in (MO glorious chant,
linz,za for II:0 hero irl: , l)iirg, •
I:nion, i(tory anil (:rant.
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At the Academy of Music, in Brooklyn,
the other evening, Gen. Woodford, who
was evidently suffering from a recent
sickness, was received with enthusiastic
cheering, and notwithstanding his weak
bodily condition, spoke with intense en
ei7y and lire. We regret that our limits
exclude the whole speech. We make
some extracts:
ER, PA:, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 180
factories . :11111 your \comet! Lad to till 11i fields.
AVe 1% ere terrihly in earne , t. lv,. were lichi iii
rebels. W 0 meant to stand up to our work,
told we very solemnly into that you shotrld
stand squarely up to yours. (('heers,) Hm;
reverently we thanked God. when the good
Lincoln and the lion - hearted Stanton said the
draft shall he enforced. And how we cheered
the soldiers Who were sent frm), onr rot-lot. to
enforce the law and uphold the 1101101 of our
flag against the Northern molt.
- You can now understand how we soldiers
feel towards his Excellency, Ilurttio Seymour.
In the hour of out. sorrow :Intl wearint . ss he had
no encouragement for tts. uo faith 10 our emir_
a" - e, and no faith in the final victory. Now in
our triumph, when the flag steams out on
every breeze and all our land is one again, we
have no need for thee, 1 foralio Seymour. Let
Southern Rebels shout thy praise; let the hom
ers Cl otphan asylums. and the deserter. and
the skulker from the draft. twilit,. laurels for thy
brows' we will stand by the old flag. all battle
scarred, but glorious in victory, Min e we lid
low the great captain of our ;Irndes, our own
Ulysses avant.
At the battle of Lookout Mountain, as,
following the hue of fire, 0111* SiirgeeliS climbed
up the hilly steep, they met four M , ldiers coin
ing down and carrying in a blanket a shapeless
mass. Laying their lwrden tenderly down,
they asked the doctor to look at I
hair wounded
color sergeant. His shoulder and forearm had
been torn away by a
The surgeon knelt, au,t putting the hair
lm(k front his fluffily brut;. asked. brave
rellow, where were you hit this 1.y1., 1111-
il)r a 1111111le111, :IN Lc filint)Y alISNV(.11.11:
.‘IIIO , SI at Ili(' OIL" no, my man,
whereahmits are you w0 , .md0,1?" A.4aM Lis
(lying eye opened, main pale lips moved,
aml he ‘viri,pervil: -1 • almost at the hp,
hearing, ihe !lag, Is sL, ll Stril(li
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Spirit I\ :!S iii)rl'rPr. I ENCLIIII;Lii,IIM.I
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l‘r'e :II OW faith a n al lovi•
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P . MS Or rug ; t:i, , , until law: ‘N.,, n S ;11,,,v,, Ilv
vlttluls• 11 !-til int! fought ia
the cletlr sultry/ill or absuluto justic , . ;Ind
( tidy caul. 111 ,, r0 clus,' , lp the ra,,l;s. ‘.1, , ,
ttuar press up ti, tuutututin ',lupe. and Nvi , shail
1 ,1;1,11 ~ 1 1,.da.;;;.,,1,1 ItaL;ol.•;,1 - litunnutin
tup of a filial viraury I:)l•lil,, , Tty and the rights <,f
Let any f u soldier, orsoldier's friend,
or lover of his country, read the above,
and then vote for Horatio Seymour, if he
The London I\Tc/essays of Grant's nom
ination :
" There are some circumstances which
render the nomination of General Grant
singularly opportune. Ile is not a
politician, and the nation is tired of poli
ticians. He is it soldier, with a soldier's
I ideas of duty, but with a civilian's re
spect for legislative authority and the na
tional will. Ile has probably no definite
policy of his own ; but it is of a President
with a policy that the Republic is suffer
ing. He is accustomed to obey, as well
as to rule ; and it is a President who will
do its work, obey its behests, whom the
nation needs. The very fact that after
by turns exciting the suspicion he has
won the confidence of all parties, proves
his fitness for the highest post in the
Conunonwealth. A President should be
a practical statesman, not a theorist ;
man of deeds rather than of words ; the
executive of the national will, not the
apostle of his own self will. lle has no
right to a policy which is not the policy
of the nation, and in his office he belongs
neither to his party nor himself, but to
the nation which has elected him to its
temporary headship. It is the best re
commendation of General Grant that he '
will probably make a national rather
than a party President ; and should his
election once more lift the office ever so
little above the self-assertion of Mr.
Johnson's administration, or the party
narrowness of so many of his predeces
sors, it may restore the waning influence
of the Presidency and begin an era of
peace and reconciliation to the nation."
We hear agreat deal, from Democratic
journals, of the " carpet-baggers" of the
Southern States, a name derisively ap
plied to Northern men who have settled
in the lately seceded Skates, and who are
aiding, by their industry, energy, enter
prise and wealth, in raising up that ener
vated region to a state of prosperity
which it never before enjoyed. These
men have gone South, perhaps, with tio
other baggap than a "carpet-Iw , ;" but
they took with them brains and energv
and capital, and were welcomed by the
people of that section. If some of them
have been sent back North as members
of Congress, this fact is only a proof
that their good qualities and abilities are
appreciated at their new-found homes.
But, while Copperhead journals abuse
Republican" carpet-baggers," they studi
ously avoid saying anything of their own
"bundlers." Northern Democrats have
gone South, and the only reason we
don't see them in Congress is that they
haven't the requisite brains, or that the
Southern people have had so much of
Democratic misrule as to not be willing
to trust them again. Occasionally one of
them "works his passage" North, carry
ing all his worldly goods on his back, or
in a "bundle," not being able to rise to
the dignity of a "carpet-bag."
A FoPeign Opinion of Grinf.
A Jlissoari Paper on Blair. General Grotto's Way.
The Democrats scent to be disgusted A letter of Gov. Yates, of Illinois,
with their nomination for President, and j pointedly contradicting the assertion that
satisfied that the ~a me was lost, for no- the colonelcy of a regiment of volunteers,
dy wanted to he Vice-President but j which hq (Yates) conferred on the Galena
Gen. Blair, and the whole convention tanner, was ever sought by the latter, in
was willing to •` let the tail go with the vites attention to la phase of Gen. Grant's
hide." It must be confessed they could character which is (pdte unlike that of
not have done a better thing—for the sonic other officers of our late War.
Radicals. if we cannot beat Blair, the From the beginning to the end of that
revolutionist, with his proposal to dis- struggle, 'Ulysses S. Grant rose through
perf . e State Governments by armed force every grade known to our service. A
fresh in mind, we cannot beat anybody. pool, obscure, friendless citizen, he voi
la this State his nomination will add five unteered at the outset, and was chosen
thousand to our majority. Perhaps it captain of a company. He was soon
may help the ticket in Kentucky or Mary- made Adjutant ; then Colonel ; then
laud, but we doubt it. j Brigadier General ; then Major General ;
General Blair was once an honored then Lieutenant General; finally General
name in this State. Greater credit is in-Chief. Yet nobody ever heard of his
given him elsewhere, it is true, for the asking for a better post. In every case
c•ourse of Missouri in the early years of of his promotion, he took the position
the struggle, than he really deserves, and wherein lie was wanted—no one ever
yet, in km* recollection of his admitted heard of his wanting a better one than
services, the Radicals of this State have he already had. Friend, come up
never wished to lessen the respect which hi , rher," was the mandate addressed to
others might feel for him, and have re- this lowly servant of the Republic—not
gretted to see it lessened by his own con- that die wanted promotion, but that the
duct. Perhaps it is enough to point to country sorely needed the right man in
the record. Ilow much influence Gen. the right place.
Blair ever exerted is perhaps sufficiently Again :We had officers perpetually
shown by the tact that after lie and hi quarreling, grumbling, fretting, in view
friends, the Blair faction or Claybanks, of their treatment by their superiors.
chose to desert the Radical party, that They were not promoted so fast as they
party, nevertheless. moved on with solid deserved to be—or they had fewer men
front to more complete victories over the than they needed—or they were not put
Democrats and Blair than it had ever in command of divisions or corps that
won, with his aid, over the Democrats should have been confuted to them. One
alone. What the Radicals in this State General assumed to lecture the President
have accomplished, they have done, with i on the civil or political policy that should
General Blair, hacked by the wholeg(overn the cotultu of the war :on another
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power of die Federal Administration, , occasion. he complained at Washington
fighting them with all the desperation of ; that part of his men - broke discredit
a ruined political gamester. For lie is a General Braa.. - , when utterly
political gambler, as reckless, and now routed by Grant at Mission lithLe, coin
in his ruin as desperate, as can be 'dallied that his ran and left their
f 41111141 in the land. Siilwr men at the cannon to 14. captured, \\ lien they should
East have asked with \Yonder whether have root ht and saved limn. Several
the revolutionary letter recently printed professed a willingness to fi-in it the
could possibly have come from Frank war was conducted in accordance with
Blair. But those who know ldm better their notions; if' not, they wouldn't.
b u y, l ong ago ~eased to h e surprised a t Grant, on the oth e r hand, never corns
the inanifestat ions of a desperation which rlainutl of ill usage by the Government
borders on political insanity. , or bad behavior on the part of l:is men
By his letter and his nomination, Gen- ! —always seems to be satisfied with both ;
era' Blair renders the only service now and, if ever dissatisfied, is silent. Ale
in hi power to the party which he has
so long tried to destroy. Long ago he
learned that the proud boast, I made
it; I can crush it'." was not easy of ful
fillment. To-day, he has reached the
point, that, in Missouri at least, he can
help any party by being a candidate
against it. For that last service to the
Radicals of Missouri, and for a letter
which will tell the whole country what
manner of man the Democrats have nom-
hatted for Vice President, we heartily
thank him.—St. Louis Democrat.
Grant's Way of Eriwessing Great
Gen. Grant, though not a politician,
has a parenthical way of stating great
truths and sententious facts which is re
As early as the second year of the war,
in a letter to Mr. Washburne, he writes :
" I never was an abolitionist—not even
what could be called anti-slavery—but I
tried to judge fairly and honestly, and it
became patent to my mind early in the
rebellion that the North and South could
never live hi peace with each other
except as one nation, and that without
And again : " As anxious as I am to
see peace established, I would not there
fore be willing to see any settlement un
til this question is settled."
In his correspondence with President
Johnson in reference to the removal of
General Sheridan from the district of
Louisiana, he says: " This is a republic
where the will of the people is the law of
the land. I beg that their voice may be
In his speech to the committee ap
pointed to inform him of his nomination,
he said: "If chosen President, I shall
have no policy of my own to enforce
against the will of the people."
In his letter accepting the Republican
nomination, he says : "Purely- adminis
trative officers should always be left to
execute the will of the people. I have
always respected that will and always
These are only samples of General
Grant's manner of expressing great
truth, culled at random from our files ;
but they are " apples of gold in pictures
of silver„" and show to the people the
manner of man he is. •
In his general order to his soldiers,
after the capture of General Lee, in re
ferring to the enforcement of the eman
cipation proclamation, he calls "Sloven ,
the cause and pretext of the rebellion.;'
In his famous letter to the President,
while acting as Secretary of War ad in
terim, he says : " I stated that the law
was binding upon me, constitutional or
not, until set aside by the proper tribu
nal," a doctrine that will do to stand by.
In his testimony before the impeach
ment committee, he says : " I have
always been attentive to my own duties,
and tried not to interfere with other peo
ple's." And again, " I never was in
favor of a general amnesty until the time
should come when it would be safe to
give it."
favOred no "policy but the crushing
out of the rebellion. lie had no concep
tion of duty that led him to regard the
Federal Executive with distrust or dis
favor. In short, Grant quietly received
his orders, and to the extent of his
ability, executed them. It will be the
fault of the people if this species of gen
eralship is not more common hereafter.
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benefit of those who may not already
know, we give the following statement
of the votes in the Electoral College,
and the number of votes necessary to a
choice :
, i! , l Massachusetts ..
. 5' Michigan
. 5 1 11innesota
3 Nebraska
3tNevada ...... ..•
q New Ilampshire
lii New Jersey
13 New York
8 Ohio
3 Oregon ...
11 Pennsylvania...
- Rhode Island...
West Virginia...
WiSCOll.4i II
A rkansas
Indiana ....
lowa. ..... .
North Carolina
South Carolina .
Maine 7
Maryland 7
Necessary to a choice
Virgil ia
Whole number
Necessary to a choice
THE value of the dog for watch pur
poses was recently presented in a new
light. According to the Richmond Dis
patch, Jirp Patterson, a venerable mul
latto, in discussing the important ques
tion, " which is most dangerous dogs or
guns ?" before a negro debating society
at White Sulphur, spoke as follows :
" Mr. President—Dose gentlemen what has
spoken differ from me on dis subject. I think
dogs, is much more dangerous dim guns.—
Spos'n you set loaded guns all around Dry
(*;•00k, der ain't gwine oil sep'n somebody pull
de trigger; but da i s Mars Ed. Caldwell's Cesar,
lie gwine off whetter you pull him or riot; and
no nigger ain't gwine dar• while lie's dar. Dat,
in my mind, settles de question."
THE CLE RGY IN VA en:rill - INT.—The
following notice in a Brooklyn paper in
dicates a bad spell as well as a hot spell :
NOTISS.—This 'ere plais is klosed for
repairs onto the preacher. His voice is
gin eout, and we've sent him to Sarytogy
to recooper it on full pay. Sitters under
konvicshun is respectfully requested to
adjourn to Sarytogy, of tha hez the
stamps. Ef not, to hold their hosses till
the fall term. Ef tha konklude to die in
the meantime, eour preecher will make
it awl rite with 'im in the next world.
THE Democracy really have no hope
of defeating Grant. After their four
years of failure" to beat him on the field
of battle, they knoW perfectly well it is
useless to try it at the ballot-box.
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