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44 tather Abraham." CIRCULATION OVER 5000 E. H. RA UCH, EDITORS & PUBLISHERS, THOS. 13. COCHRA.T.4, LANCASTER, PA FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, IS6S. "I shall have no policy of my men to en force at /Ist the wilt of the prople."—GßANT. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. " MATCH 'EM." NATIONAL TICKET. Pr-i 7,, Gen. i'[.Y`i~l•.-: GRANT, OF THE 'UNITED SFATES nee Premideni: SCHUYLEU COLFAX, OF INDIANA STATE TICKET. .luditor General: Gen. JNO. F. HARTRANIr, OF MONTGOMERY COITNTY Aen•r'yor General: Gen. JACOB M. CAMPBELL, OF CA3BRIA COUNTY COUNTY TICKET. A xstociate Judge JOHN J. LIBHAItT, Marietta .assembly DU. A. C. GATCHELL. Martio. CAPT. W. W. HOPKINS, City. JACOB O. PETERS. Conestoga. AARON H. SVMMY, East lietuptleld Dix triet Attorney GEORGE BRUBAKER, City County Commiss:ion , r : JACOB C. KREADY, Manor Prison Inspectors : HENRY POW ALL. Bart. M. H. SHIRK, West Cocalico Directors of the Poor GEORGE FRY, East Coealico CO RAJ) GAST, City. Auditor unintor: w. mEitAFFEv, Marietta TERMS OF FATHER ABRAHAM. Invariably in Advance : One copy to one address Clubs of five and upwards, each With an extra copy for every twenty subscribers .Address, RAUCH & COCHRAN, ' Editors and Publishers, Lancaster, Pa TERMS REDUCED! We have just reduced our terms of subscription to fifty cents for a single subscriber, and forty cents each for clubs of five and upwards, with an extra copy for every twenty. Now get up your clubs, and send them on. --No- PRINC IPAL AGENCIES FOR FA THEE ABRAHAM. Philadelphia—T. R. Callender, 3d and Walnut Streets ; Riley and Sargeant, Pennsylvania R. It. Depot; D. B. Ream, 114 Albion Street; L W. Rich ards, N. E. Sub. P O. Reading—Strickland & Bros, Penn Street, below Sixth. Harrisburg—Samuel Sleg, Third Street; Mont gomery & Eager, Market Street; Levi H. Funk, Penna. Round House. York—Harry Adams, George Street ; Hiram Young, Main Street. Bethlehem—Edward Miller. Easton—George Finley. Aitentown—Jos. W. Gross. Pottstown—Jos. W. walch. Pine Grove—Gee. F. Kurtz. Hancock, Md—H. Strausbach. Mauch Chunck—Capt. John Shields. Schuylkill Haven—Wm. Daubert. Brookville—R. S. Hunt. Canton, Ohio--,Dr. C. Garber. Shiremanstown--Stelgelman & Pretz. Martinsburg—H. C. Nicodemus. Waynesboro—E. W. Washabaugh. Hazleton—F. J. Rice. Sterling, 111.—D. B. Rock. Osceola, Clearfield Co.—P. J. Woleslegol. Pottsville—O. B. Snyder. Baltimore, Md.—G. B. Rathfon, N. C. R. R. Somerset, Pa.—Wm. B. Frease. Great Bend—B. H. Warner. Bernsitto—C. E. Reillsnyder. Catasauqua—F. F. Vogenitz. Columbia—Wm. U. Hess. Lancaster City and vicinity—S. Baker Young. ir7THE Copperheads deny that the negro Williams was a regular delegate to their New York National Convention. We were assured by one of the most prominent colored men of the country, whilst here attending Stevens' funeral, on Monday, who is well acquainted with Williams, that he was regularly elected a delegate from his district in Tennessee, and that they cannot deny it. Their ob ject in conferring this " honor" upon him is to secure colored votes in Tennessee, and their object in going back on him here in the North is, of course, easily un. derstood. Williams, it is needless to say, is a mere vagabond and disgrace to his race. Soldiers, Remember! Let every Union soldier remember, when asked to vote for Seymour and the Blairs, that whilst they were at the front fighting the rebels, the Copperheads of Pennsylvania did all in their power to rob them of the sacred right of suffrage. When these Copperhead leaders talk about negro suffrage as outrageous, just remind them of the effort they made in 186-1 to defeat the Amendment to the Pennsylvania State Constitution, assur ing the right of citizen soldiers to vote. At the Constitutional Amendment elec tion referred to, every Republican voted for the right of the soldiers, and every vote against the amendment was cast by the Copperheads. In Berks county they rolled up the regular Democratic major ity against the soldiers, and to-clay every mother's son of them insists upon the right of every rebel, every traitor, every perjurer, every bounty jumper to vote! How many Union soldiers will vote for Seymour ? " Nix wtert !" I== The Price of Presbyterian Elders. About the year 1852, Thaddeus Stevens, then representing this county in Congress, had a conversation with a member from one of the Southern . States, who was, of course, a slave-holder, during which the latter endeavored to demonstrate that negroes of the South were better cared for and more civilized and christianized than those enjoying freedom at the North. Whilst Mr. Stevens listened very respect fully and attentively to what he said, the Southern gentleman remarked that one of his own slaves was a Presbyterian Elder, and worshipped at the same altar with himself. " Indeed !" said Mr. Stevens, "is that a fact—your own slave, did you say ?" " What I say is strictly true," the gentleman replied. Well, well," Mr. Stevens answered, " I must admit, that is quite commendable. But, if you' please, tell me what is the average price of Presbyterian Elders down your way ?" The Cotilstit Ticket. Candor compels us to say that we would have been better satisfied if the voters at the primary elections on Saturday would have re-nominated Major Reinoehl and Capt. Godshalk, simply, because, as we firmly believe, they have been honest and faithful representatives during the last session of our State Legislature, and well deserved a second term, according to the recognized usages of the party, to say nothing of the honorable scars which these men carrier home from the battle fields. But, as the ticket is nominated according to the forms prescribed, we will not refer to the means which were employed to bring about this strange and unexpected result ! For the country's sake, we entreat every Republican to go to work and roll up at least seven thousand majority for tiartranft and Campbell in October next. The Union at; it Was: Schuyler Colfax, in a speech made among his constituents in 1864, when a candidate for re-election, said : But they say " we are for the Union as it was." I, too, am for the Union as it was, and the reason I denounce that speech of Alexander Long, and the reason I oppose the recognition of the Confederacy is because I will not con sent that a single star shall be plucked from the azure blue of our national banner. They are to be there, and every star to represent a State. If you want any of those stars plucked out, and your flag trampled under foot, you should select some other man for Representa tive, for I never, no, never shall consent to it. But if these men mean by the Union as it was the hanging of men in Texas for daring to vote for the President of their choice, then I am not in favor of the Union as it was. If they mean the right to mob and murder men from the North because they believe in the Declaration of Independence, then I am not in favor of the Union as it was. If they mean by it the right to commit all manner of outrages on peaceable law-abiding citizens from the North because they happen to hold different views from them, then I am not in favor vf the Union as it was. True to their Friend. All who have heretofore entertained doubts as to the colored people's capacity for the responsible duties of full citizen ship had their doubts removed on Monday, when thousands of them proved by their presence and excellent deportment that they know how to appreciate the nation's affliction, and the loss of their best friend in the death of TIIADDELTS STEVENS. They took their appropriate place in the line, and commanded that respect which is due to ALL MEN. GRANT & COLFAX.—We have re ceived from the publisher, our friend Wm. B. Hall, a copy of his campaign work, entitled : "The lives of Grant and Colfax." It contains the Republican Platform, the Amended Constitution, the Tenure of Office Bill and Campaign Music in four parts. We take pleasnre in recommending this work to the notice of Republican Campaign Clubs through out the State. Single copy, 25 cents. For sale by news agents everywhere. American News Company, General Agents, New York city. FATHER ABRAHAM. The Successor of Mr. Nereus. The general impression among the leading Republieans here is that 0. J. Diekey, a dis tinguished member (f the ham (4' this city, will succeed ill ,gaining the nomination fi it Congress. 'chose men who were run hy his especial frienas tin county oftives last week, carried the comity over all the opposition.—Currespondent of 1/ a Philadelphia (Wirer. Newspaper correspondents, when they go abroad to gather news and facts, should always he careful not to be made tools of by designing politicians and tricksters. The latter part of the above, stating that "those men who were run by his ( Mr. Dickey's) especial friends for county offices carried the county over all opposi tion," as is well known here, is uncalled for and untrue. We know that Col. D. was an open and outspoken friend of Capt. Godshalk and Major Beinoehl, and in favor of their renomination as candi dates for the Legislature. EXPLANATORY.—CoI. 0. J. Dickey author izes us to say that the statement maile in the Lancaster correspondence of the Philadelphia Inquirer, of Tuesday, that he was responsible for not allowing the escort of colored men who accompanied the remains of ..Nlr. :Stevens from Washington, to remain in this city and partici pate in the fimeral ceremonies, is a base 'Use hood. The intimation that he did this to con ciliate Copperheads and Conservati yes is equally false. The sentiments of Mr. Dickey. in regard to the rights of colored men, are too well known in this community to need any endorsement at Our hands. Fair play is a jewel in politics as well as morals, and no respectable citizen is ever injured in the estimation of his fellow citizens by falsehood or abuse, however ele gantly sugar-coated.—Lancoster Examiner and Herald. - We concur in what is said in the above article. We add in addition, to show how the reporter of the inquirer misrepre sented facts, that Col. Dickey was not chairman of the committee of arrange ments, as he asserted. That position was efficiently filled by S. H. Reynolds, Esq., of this city, the Democratic nominee for Congress in 1866, against Mr. Stevens. He discharged the duties of the position with honor to himself, and to the entire satisfaction of the friends of the lamented dead. The reference to Col. Dickey, by the Inquirer, we brand as a tissue of falsehoods from beginning to end. The escort of colored Zouaves had filled their mission when they delivered the remains at the late residence of the deceased on Friday evening. Agreeably to their own arrangements, and under the direction of the officer of the Senate, who had charge of the escort up to the time of its arrival in Lancaster, they left on Saturday morning for their homes. How Seymour Supported the At the Democratic ratification meeting held at Frankfort, Kentucky, one of the speakers—Captain Ed. Marshall—passed the following eulogy on Mr. Seymour : Ile was enthusiastic in support of Seymour, and gave his reason therein. He said Sey mour was nominated as a War Democrat for the reason that no other one could win. Ile was called a war Democrat, but he had never firer any aid or support to the Gorernmitut in t he prosecution of' the war when it could be avoid ed. In 186;), when the rebel troops were in Pennsylvania, and the, Government called on Seymour, who was then Governor of New York, to furnish troops to cape! them, he an swered in the same manner, if not the same language, as the Governor of Kentucky in 1861, viz that he would not send them. He did send them, however, for the reason that he could not do otherwise. From all parts of the country we con tinue to receive the most fattering assu rances of a determination on the part of the Republicans to carry our banner to glorious victory in October next. All that is needed is work—thorough and efficient organization in every election district—to give at least twenty thousand majority for Hartranft and Campbell. On Wednesday of last week the Re publicans of Berks county held their reg ular annual county meeting. It was de cidedly the largest and most enthusiastic gathering of the kind ever held in Old Berks by either party, and entirely eclipsed the Copperhead pow-wow held there on the day before. Precisely at 1 o'clock, the appointed time for organ izing the meeting, a large delegation of mechanics from the machine shops, mills and foundries of the city came marching in, followed by a delegation of boatmen, principally from the First Ward of the city. The meeting was called to order by J. Knabb, Esq., and organized by the selec tion of that staunch Republican, Capt. G. W. DURELL (the old " Durell Battery") President ; George K. Whitney Isaac Womelsdorf, H. S. Eckert, E. Shomo, Dr. T. Yardley Brown, J. B. Shaeffer, F. P. Heller, and a number of other live Republicans as Vice-Presidents, and Harrison Maltzberger, Esq., Secretary, and Wm. M. Baird, Esq., chairman of a committee of thirteen on resolutions. Well written resolutions, expressing sound Reppblican principles and mea sures were adopted. The platform and nominees of the Chicago Convention wore fully endorsed; Hon. Simon Cam eron complimented for his party fidelity the soldiers complimented and recognized as the successful defenders of our nation. = =1::: Gorern»tent. The campaign. Old Berke ality ; thanking Gov. Geary for his able State administration, and strongly recom mending him for re-election, and re-ap pointing J. Knabb, Esq., editor of the Journal, Chairman of the Republican County Committee. The resolution ex pressing the sense of the meeting on the death of THADDEUS STEVENS Is as fol lows, which was separately adopted by a silent rising vote : /ipso/yea, That in the death of MAD - Dr:us STEVEN our party lia.s lost its earliest, most zealous anti ablest champion ; the nation its greatest defender; liberty its purest and best guardian ; the slave his henefactitr ; and right against wrong, freedom against oppression, truth against falsehood, everywhere and in every clime, their ablest advocate. The meeting was ably addressed by John S. Richards and J. I. Jacobs, Esqs., and the enthusiasm was greater than on any former similar occasion. Mr. E. 11. Rauch, of FATTIER ABRAHAM, being called to the floor, referred to the glori ous career of THADDEUS STEVENS, and to some of his prominent and noble traits of character as a statesman and citizen. The Copperheads even were forced to admit that this meeting greatly out num bered theirs on the day before, hut coy.- tend that if it hadn't "been for the dirty shirt foundry and machine shop men," theirs would have been thelar,gest , and we think so too. That's just what was the matter. The working men in their work ing clothes and rolled up sieves did it,. and they will frequently be seen and heard during the campaign, and after' they shall have discharged their duty at the ballot box in October next, the great city of Reading will be found to contain a decided and telling majority for Hart ranft and Campbell, and Old Berks county a greatly reduced vote for Cop perhead stupidity and prejudice. In k;orrespontitnce. The Republican Invincibles of Philadelphia. HIGH C )MPLIMENT TO FATHER ABRAHAM It is well known throughout the coun try that as an influential and efficient working campaign organization, the RE PUBLICAN INVINCIBLES, of Philadelphia, are NUMBER ONE, and their re-organiza tion for the present campaign, and the prominent position they occupy in the grand line of battle for the great cause of Nationality, Liberty and civilization, will exert a powerful influence throughout the country. The natural tendency of all active Republicans is to organize as the INVINCIBLES are organized, and to light the great fight as the TN - VINCE; LES are fighting The highest compliment we have yet received for our feeble effort to work up Republican enthusiasm, is from this same organization, and at the risk of being pronounced selfish, we lay the followin, , proceedings before the twenty thousand readers of FATHER AIIIZATIAM : HEA.DQVARTEIZS REP. INVINCIBLE, 4 , ) Philarielph'a, Aug. 17. .li3z3. Messrs. Rauch Cochran, Editors of FATHER ABRAllAM—lientlemen : The special committee of fifty, which was ap pointed to represent the REPUBLICAN INVINCIBLES in the funeral obsequies of HON. THADDEUS STEVENS, have directed me to forward to you the following reso lutions passed this day, viz : Resolved, That we hail with pleasure the revival, with all its original spirit, of FATHER ABRAHAM, which did such sig nal service for the Republican party in '64, and shall expect to see as much ben efit derived from it in '6B. Resolved, That we congratulate Messrs. Rauch Sc Cochran upon bein g able to present to the public, a lively, first-class Republican campaign paper, free from the vileness and filth of its would be Dem ocratic rivals, yet replete with humor and sound doctrine. Resolved, That we tender out thanks to the Editors for their courtesies extend ed during the committees' sojourn in Lan caster, and for the copies of FATHER ABRAHAM sent to the Reading Room of the Republican Invincibles. Very Respectfully, JOHN RIRKINBINE, Clirm'n. LANCASTER, N. H., Aug., 11, 1868. FATHER ABRAHAM : It will undoubt edly be gratifying to you to know that among the northern hills of the " Old Granite State," you are known and read of many men. In fact, we rather like your strong and manly utterances. We prefer men who take a decided stand and never quail, even though the ship may reel and the billows roar. Yes, we of Lancaster, N. H., send greeting to you of Lancaster, Penn., and bid you Godspeed in the earnest work of opposing, rebels and traitors, both North and South. We ask you still to be firm for the right, and next November shall see the efforts of the honest yeoman ry of this country crowned with success. The " whelming tide" of fileyrnour's enthusiasm has not yet reached the hill sides of New Hampshire, and what is worse for him, it never will, Brick Pomeroy's prediction of 1500 majority to the contrary notwithstanding. We know our own State better than outsiders, and tell you for a truth, that we shall carry it for Grant and Colfax by a major it.y very much increased over that of last March. Now we are looking to you for a glori ous example of triumph in the fall elec tion. See that your opponents are not too liberal with their coffee. They need watching at every post. Their only hope, if now they have any at all, is in perpe trating gross frauds upon honest men. Much interest is attached to your State election. Let there be a uniting of the good yet once more against the bad, the honest against the dishonest, the loyal and patriotic against those who would willingly destroy the best hopes of all christendom could they thereby gain place and power, and there shall be another victory more potent for human ity, civilization and progress than any already gone before. Let us work, and work in earnest. Our enemies are desperate, and we must be determined—determined, over all fac tions, cliques and fusions, to win an abid ing victory, a lasting peace to the weary longing millions of our land. Shall it be done? BRADLEY. lat4tr brallam's THE following mixture iA recommended to the Democracy as good for the BLARES: Water, one table-spoon full ; oil of vitriol, a half pint ; red pepper, half pound ; spirits of turpentine a half pint; whiskey, two quarts ; ginger, one tea-spoonful ; gin, one quart ; alcohol, three pints ; brown sugar, one tea-spoon full; lager beer, one pint; Zingari batters, one pint; esssence of peppermint, one ounze, and a sufficient quantity of whiskey to suit the taste. Dose : Onegill every ten minutes until cured. THE Democratic papers have tried all sorts of means to ruin Grant's reputa tion, and now they are trying to make 'Wepple believe that he took breakfast ith Frank Blair the other day at Leaven wOrth. FRANK . BLAIR'S best hold would he to hold his tongue. THE difference between Grant and Blair is the difference between mum and rum. Blair was awfully inebriated day before yesterday. Gov. SEYMOUR says he has been "caught up by the whirling tide." That's what was the matter with Early when Sheridan was after him, and sent him whirling through Winchester. TANNING copper-skins is ,(Yetting to be quite a popular kind of employment. IF 1 State had to rim Horatio Seymour 5 times to elect him Governor 2 times, how many times will 37 States have to run him to elect him President (or Gov ernor of them) 1 time ? WHEN Wade Hampton left Columbia at the approach of Sherman's army, he announced that he was " bound to Texas or hell." He didn't go to Texas, but to the Democratic party. Hasn't he kept his word? AT a Copperhead meeting recently held in Indianapolis to ratify the nomi nation of Seymour and Blair, the White Boys were out in force, and after the meeting, partuded the streets hurrahing for Jeff. Davis and Stonewall Jackson• THOSE men who murdered our sons, our brothers, our relatives and our friends —all will vote for Seymour and Blair at the coming election in November. A TEUTON perpetrates the following epitaph on SITI EF Y00;•;T1( E sitasm. Veu I [inks vat now I is, And vat I itied to vas, I tinks I trowed myself away Mitout sufficient cause. THE most discouraging rumor now go ing the rounds is that Andy Johnson and Bill Seward are about to come out for Grant and Colfax. TIIE Campaign is conducted vigorously by the Republicans of New Jersey. Camden and Salem counties are being thoroughly organized. Mn. PARTON asks : "will the coming man drink wine?" That depends on the coming man's politics. If lie is a good Copperhead he will prefer whiskey. A COPPERHEAD undertook to take the vote in a railroad car out west, the other day, and received one vote for the Blairs and Seymour. Very naturally they fra ternized, and at the end of the route the Cop. was missing and his friend was minus his pocket-book. MICHAEL DOYLE, one of Seymour's most active and enthusiastic friends, was arrested at Patterson, N. J., some time ago, for burglary. He was caught in the act. THE Dubuque Times says that the West ern Copperheads console themselves with the reflection, that while Pendleton could not be nominated, Blair or Seymour can not be elected. As two poor women were gathering blackberries in a clearing belonging to one Rhodes, of West Hempfleld, this county, he set his savage dog upon them Rhoads is a rank Copperhead. Ex-GOVERNOR Wise made another speech down in Virginia, in which he said: The Democratic platform states what is not true, in saying secession is dead. It is not dead, but with the pres ent good prospect of a victory for Sey mour and Blair, it is more alive than ever. All we need is to get possession of the Government once more, and then there will be no difficulty in disposing of the blacks and the white radicals of the North. Copperhead—" What are you kicking my dog for ?" Young America—' of fleas." Cop.—" Fleas, the devil I Why that dog sleeps with me." Young Ame.—" Yes, confound you, that's how he gets 'em." WHO are Seymour's friends ? The men who were rebels and traitors four years ago, and the men who murdered negro children and burned orphan asy lums in New York. "Because he is full Ax old criminal was asked recently by a member of the Young Men's Christian Association, what was the first step that led him to ruin, and he answered : " The first step was voting the Democratic ticket. When I had done that the devil had such a grip on me that I could not shake him off."