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CIRCULATION OVER 5000
E. H. RAUCH,
=OS. B. COCHRAN, EITITOIIB Si; PI:BLit:011MR,
FRIDAY, AILTGFIUST 2S, IS6S.
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Gen. ULYSSES S. GRANT,
OF THE UNITED STATES
Gee. JNO. F. HARTRANFT,
OF MONTOO3IRRY COUNT.]
Surveyor 6 eaeral :
Gen. JACOB M. CAMPBELL,
OP CAMBRIA COUNTY
Associate Judge :
JOHN J. LuiliAßT, Marietta
DR. J. C. GATCHELL.
CAPT. W. W. HOPKINS, City.
JACOB 0. PRTERS, Conestoga.
AARON H. SUMMT, East liemptield
GEOROE MO:BAKER, City
JACOB C. KREADY, Mario]
HENRY POWNALL, Bart.
M. 11. SHIRK, Wrnt Cocalira
Directors of the P•ot
GEORGE FRY, East Cocalico
./N.I.IAD GAST, City.
GEORGE W. MEHAFFEV, Marietta
CONGRESS.—We are authorized to announce 0.
J. DICKEY, EMI., of Lancaster, as; a candidate for
Oongress, subject to the decision of the Republican
voters at the primary election on Saturday, ScP
tember 12th, 18(38.
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At a meeting of the Republican County
Comittee, held in the Orphams' Court
Room, this city, on Monday last, it was
ordered that the Primary Election for
the selection of candidates for Congress
will be held on Saturday, September 12.
Remember, Tax-Pa yea
That you are required to pay over a
hundred millions of dollars interest on
the enormous public debt which was
created by THE DEMOCRATIC REBELLION
AND WAR AGAINST THE UNION But
for the Democratic party who inaugurated
the war, five hundred thousand lives and
four thousand millions of dollars would
have been saved F
The Democracy and Mrs. suratt.
One of the best replies we have noticed
in the canvass is that of the lion. John
A. Bingham, of Ohio, who, while speak
ing at a Republican meeting in Bangor,
Maine, was insulted by a Copperhead,
who cried out, " How about Mrs. Sur
ma?" Mr. Bingham instantly responded:
How about her? Co and consult tin re
cords of the court that tried and convicted her.
Go and ask General Hancock, who issued the
order for her execution in spite of a writ of
habeas corpus which had been served upon
him ; and, ifyou are still unsatisfied, go and ask
that apostate President, Andrew Johnson, why
he refused a pardon after a petition had been
ent him signed by every member but one of
he court who tried her, and drawn up in the
handwriting of the man you seek to insult.
We notice with pleasure that SAMUEL
SMALL, Esq., has been nominated for
Congress by the Republicans of the
York, Cumberland and Perry District, in
this State. A better nomination could
not be made. Mr. Small is the junior
member of the well-known mercantile
and manufacturing firm of P. A. & S.
Small, of York.
Mr. Small has never been a politician,
but is a Republican of the very highest
character. He never sought office, and
is a gentleman of the strictest integrity
and of extraordinary business qualifica
tions. We hope the people of that
District will elect him to Congress,
though the Copperhead majority is
large. There is no comparison to be
drawn between him and Dick Haldman,
a drunken and debauched rebel, and it
would be disgraceful to the people of
that District were they to prefer MIM-
I , man to the public-spirited, valuable citi
men, SAltu EL SMALL.
Whatever may he thought or said of
Hon. John Morrissey, the notorious pugil
ist and professional gambler of New
York, as a Congressman, we contend
that he is just as much a representative
man as Thaddeus Stevens was when in
the enjoyment of perfect health and un
impaired intellect. Whilst the latter
represented an intelligent and enlighten
ed people, the former carried with him
into the House of Congress the views.
ideas and principles of quite a different
kind of constituency. To represent
gamblers, thieves, pick-pockets, shoulder
hitters, Sabbath-breakers, ne! , ro baby
killers and burners of orphans' asylums,
John Morrissey is just the right kind of a
man, and the fact that he is the chosen
representative of this class of our fellow
citizens of New York, proves, after all,
that Republican representative govern
ment is a success. Stevens never could
have represented such a constituency, but
The Democracy also deserve credit
for nominating their best and most per
fect representative man for President.
As their ranks contain nineteen twen
tieths of all the kind of material which
constitutes the mass of the Hon. John
Morrissey's constituency, and all the
rebels, traitors, perjurers, thieves, spies,
murderers of Fort Pillow and Anderson
vine, burners of churches and school
houses, assassins and barbarians lately
in open rebellion against the national
authority, they could not have nominated
a more perfect representative man than
Horatio Seymour, who, whilst our armies
were struggling and bleeding and starv
ing for the nation's life, was heading a
ferocious and brutish mob in the rear,
and instigated the murder of United
States' draft officers, helpless negro ehil
dren and the burning of asylums for des
titute orphans! The efforts which Hor
atio Seymour made against the nation,
and for the slave-holders' Confederacy ;
his open and defiant attempt to stop the
draft for men to reinforce our armies by
sending his Adjutant General to Wash
ington for that purpose, afforded great
satisfaction and encouragement to the
enemy then in the field, and gave him
strong hope of ultimate success. Horatio
Seymour, by his persistent and frequent
effort to aid, strengthen and encourage
the rebellion, and by his well-known op
position to every war measure of the ad
ministration and his positive refusal to
raise men and means for the national de
fence, except when compelled to fall in
with the loyal States in so-doing, enti
tles him to the full confidence of every
rebel and traitor in the laud. We must
say that we rather admire the zeal with
which the butcher of Fort Pillow, and the
barbarians of Andersouville and the en
tire Southern Confederacy are supporting
their most perfect and reliable represen
tative man—Horatio Sc ymour.
But, the loyal, intelligent free and civ
ilized friends and defenders of the Union
have also a true representative man as
their candidate GENERAL ULYSSES
IS. GRANT. 1.10 will be elected by an
overwhelming majority next 4ovember,
simply because the rebels and traitors—
the leading clement of the Democratic
party—are, thank God, in a hopeless
A ,Strong Caildidatt
Seyntoi(l'' 8 SpeeCh to His " Friends."
On the 4th of July, 180, Horatio Sey
mour made a speech to his friends," the
thieves, shoulder-hitters, pick-pockets,
murderers of negro children, orphans'
home burners and Conservative Demo
cratic Copperheads generally, in Which
he uttered the following words of encour
tt Remember that the bloody alai treasonable
and revolutionary doctrine of public necessity
can be proclaimed by a mon tt.i well as by a
government. * ` I assure you, my fel
low-citizens, that I am here to show you a test
of my friendship. I wish to inform you that I
have sent my Adjutant General to Washington
to comer with the authorities there, auto to have
this draft suspended and stopped."
FATHER _A 1311 A_HA_Nf.
Who shall it be ? The Republicans of
Lancaster county will decide this ques
tion by a popular vote on Saturday, the
12th day of September next. Thousands
and tens of thousands of Republicans
throughout the country feel a deep inter
est in this question. They are anxious
to know whether the Republicans of this
great county really appreciate the higlk
honor which they have enjoyed for years
in having the first statesman of the age
as their representative, or whether it
was merely a matter of "dumb luck,"
and because they couldn't help it?
The only way to entitle us to full
credit for having had STEVENS as our
actual choice, on account of his giant in
tellect and undoubted patriotism, is to
nominate ear man—not a mere au
tomaton, or man of straw, but a radical,
bold, intelligent and living representa
tive man ; one who will endeavor to fol
low in the footsteps of his illustrious
predecessor; one who is not put forward
by any mere office-seeker's clique, ring
or faction, but a gentleman who is in
every respect fit to represent Lancaster
county in the popular branch of the na
tional council—of whom no Republican
constituent need be ashamed. We have
a higher and nobler object in the elec
tion of a successor to THADDEUS
STEVENS than merely a member to attend
to office-seeker's jobs, and hang round
the departments at Washington, grabbing
spoils and linanciering among petty fa
favorites, contracts and whiskey rings.
Let the people carefully and deliberately
select such a man as their next represen
tative, and our word for it, the Repub
licans of the country will pronounce him
a fit successor to the Great Commoner,
and hold the Republican people of the
"Old Guard" in higher esteem than ever.
Keep it before the people that the
rebels and Copperheads are responsible
for all the oppressive taxes under which
the people are now groaning. The im
mense national debt was created during
the bloody work of putting down the
DEMOCRATIC REBELLION AGAINST LIB
ERTY AND - UNION. And yet the Cop
perhead orators and editors have the au
dacity to say we Republicans are respon
sible for the enormous national debt and
high taxes !
Let the unanswerable truth be con
stantly paraded before the people that
the DEMOCRATIC WAR AGAINST THE
UNION, THE CONSTITUTION AND THE
GLORIOUS OLD FLAG OF OUR COUNTRY,
COST A HALF MILLION OF LIVES ANI)
FOUR THOUSAND MILLION OF DOLLARS!
had they yielded to the laws of the land
and adhered to the good old way of de
ciding our political issues by an expres
sion of the popular will at the ballot-box,
there would have been no secession, no
war, no national debt, and no taxes to
pay! And every arm raised against the
Union was the arm of a Democrat; every
traitor and official perjurer was a Demo
' crat ; the butcher at Fort Pillow is to-day
one of the most loud-mouthed, leading
Seymour and Blair Democrats ; Wirz,
Wilkes Booth, Blackburn, Quantrell,
and the murderers of negro children and
burners of orphans' asylums were all
Democrats• The debt was created to
put down these Democrats, restore the
Union and teach traitors and rebels for
all future time that an intelligent and
free people can and will preserve and
successfully defend their nationality-
Yes, the taxes created by the Demo
cratic traitors and cut-throats are enor
mous. But the people are able to pay
them, and save the country against this
wicked Democracy in future.
Gen. Hartranft, Auditor General of
Pennsylvania 'and candidate for re-elec
tion, in a letter dated August oth, gives
the following statement of the public
debt on Nov. 30, 1800, and August 5,
Total State debt Nov. 30,1860, 8.:37,969,847 50
Total State debt August, 5, 1868, 33,651,637 47
Reduction of the debt in 4 yea'5,.,.... 4, 315,210 03
Of this latter amount the interest is
stopped on 5851,641 13, and the amount
redeemable on presentation, the funds
being on hand for its payment.
The tax on real and personal estate
has been reduced as follows :
The net amount ch ar7ed to the coun
ties ;ninually from 18U:: to 1565 was 51,657,314 33
The next amount chargeable to 1111!
comities annually for IHA, 1867 and
Extraordinary expenses to a large
amount for military services, claims, &c.,
have also been paid during these years.
Not for many years have the finances o f
the State been in so hopeful a condition.
It is the rule among all good business
men that when they have an agent, who
like Generalliartrauft, watches carefully
over their interests, they retain his servi
ces. So it will be in General Hartranft's
Our Next Congressman.
Copperheads and Taxes.
A Proud Record.
That the Democratic leaders
Encouraged the war of rebellion;
Afforded traitors while in arms against
the Government, aid and comfort;
Communicated through spies in Washing
ton city important information to the rebel
Aroused opposition to rocruiting troops
in the North;
Refused to vote supplies to Union troops
perilling their lives
.for the defence of the
Opposed to enfranchisement of Union
Denied all aid to the of men who
were in the army•
Denounced the payment of bounties to
Depreciated the national currency to de
stroy the national credit and thereby bank—
rupt the creditors of the country;
By which gold has been kept at its ficti
tious price, and every consumer in the land
has been overtaxed.
The charges we make now cannot be
refuted by the Copperheads. They may
deny but cannot disprove them. Let our
friends along the whole line push these
facts into the faces of their opponents,
who will then be compelled to defend
themselves, but unquestionably fall be
neath the power of Republican truth.
"Still they Comet"
Under this caption, the Reading Eagle
triumphantly announces the coming
over into the blaring ranks of Seymour
Democracy, Ex-Governor W. F. John
son, and pronounces him "another con
vert." Now, that is simply funny. Gov.
Johnson, always was a Democrat. About
twenty years ago he saw a favorable
opportunity to turn Whig, and ride into
office through the popularity of General
Taylor, by holding on to his coat-tail.
He afterwards turned Know-Nothing,
but unable to make another office by that
dodge, he bolted in 1856, and offered him
self for sale, but wasn't sold for want of
bidders. After considerable bumming
round, he finally joined the Johnson Bread
and Butter Brigade. He is now, and for
several years has been, in full fellowship
with that poor, miserable, seedy and
much despised gang of defunct politicans.
All he now travels for is a constant supply
of bad whiskey, and as long as he gets
that his Democracy will never again lie
The Truth of Kistory
We deity that Thaddeus Stevens was the
the Gant in School System. Gov
ernor Wolf of Pennsylvania, a Democrat, was
That GOVERNOR WOLF, as the Execu
tive of the State, did heartily co-operate
with STEVENS and other friends of the
system is fully admitted, and all Repub
licans honor the name of WOLF for it.
But how about the Democracy of Old
Berks ? At that time liberty poles were
erected, containing the characteristic
mottoes of " Gegen die Frei-Schulen
and fuer fette Ochsen" (against Free
Schools and for fat oxen). The opposi
tion to GOVERNOR WOLF was so strong
and bitter in Berks county that he was
entirely repudiated by his own party, and
a third candidate (Muhlenberg) supported,
which opposition resulted in the election
of RITNER for Governor by an over
whelming plurality. That is the way
they served WOLF for being a co-operator
with THADDEUS STEVENS in founding
our greatest political blessing—the Com
mon School System of Pennsylvania.
Dare the Eagle deny it ?
"Seymour tar►►l the Constitution."
This is the Copperhead rallying cry
during the present campaign. Now we
admit that Mr. Seymour is an open and
out-spoken friend of " the Constitution,"
but, if we are to believe his own declara
tion which he made to Judge Ruggles, of
New York, in 1861, he is for the Confed
erate constitution, so-called, which was
made and framed by the traitors, rebels
and perjurers of the South, at Mont
gomery, Alabama, at the commencement
of the war. If he has since declared for
the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, framed for us. by
WASHINGTON, FRANKLIN, MADISON,
lIA - snuroN and others, let us know
when ? We deny that he is for the Con
stitution of the United States as it is, but
we do assert, and dare the Copperheads
to deny it, that he is still for the defunct
Constitution of the Southern Confederacy!
This gentleman has been renominated
for Congress in the dose and doubtful
district ofSehuylk ill and Lebanon—doubt
ful only because coffee-colored naturaliza
tion papers are freely used in a number
of the districts of Schuylkill county. If
they do not poll over live hundred of
these fraudulent votes, Ceti. Cake will
be triumphantly re-elected. A thorough
and perfect organization is all that is
necessary to carry the district by a
:;i1,314.0t 1 2 14
lion. 11. L. Cake.
More Recruits Coming!
Edgar Hill, one of the leading members
of the Washington county (N. Y.) bar,
heretofore a leading Democrat, is out in
favor of Grant and Colfax.
Dr. Schutz, of New York, a leading
Democratic German, has declared for
Grant and Colfax, taken the stump,
and is doing a good work among his
The Germans in Indiana are turning
over in large numbers, for GRANT and -
Judge Lindsay, the Democratic nomi
nee for elector, VIII district of lowa, is
now stumping for Grant and Colfax.
Hon. Dennis McCarthy, and General
David S. Wilson, both prominent Dem
ocrats of lowa, have taken the stump for
Grant and Colfax.
Major General Gordon, of Indiana, one
of the leading Democrats of the State,
and strong in support of the party until
after the New York Copperhead Con
vention, is now openly for Grant and
Collector Smythe, of New York, is
against Seymour and the Blairs, and out
for Grant and Colfax.
General Steedman, who would have
supported Hancock, or McClellan, or
Hendricks, is strongly against Seymour.
General L. D. Campbell, Democrat, is
sick of his party and supports Grant and
The Maryland Conservatives who have
heretofore supported Swann, just held a
meeting and resolved to support Grant
Caleb Cushing,, leading Democrat of
Massachusetts, looks upon Seymour with
Mr. Evarts and Mr. McCullough, of
Johnson's Cabinet, have now declared for
Grant and Colfax.
These are more than mere straws—
they are among the first and most influ
ential leaders of the Democratic party.
They know that their old rotton ship is
sinking, and have wisely concluded to
place themselves into the ranks of the
great and progressive Republican party.
Thousands and tens of thousands will
follow them to glorious and final victory
Thaddeus Sterenh" "Baptism."
The Universe, a Catholic paper pub
lished in Philadelphia, has the audacity
to claim that the GREAT COMMONER
"died the son of Pius IX," because he
"gave his consent" to be baptised by
Sister Loretta, at her instance and re
quest, a few moments before he breathed
The following item in MR. STEVEX@'
last will and testament, which was exe
cuted in November, 1867, when he was
of sound mind and memory, constitutes
his true and only record on the subject of
religion, and clearly proves that his
preference and deliberate conviction was
in favor of the BAPTIST CHURCH :
" If within live-years after my death, the
Baptist brethren should build a house of wor
ship in the city of Lancaster, thr the purpose of
worshipping according to their creed, I direct
one thousand dollars to be paid toward its
cost. Ido this out of respect for the memory
of my mother, to whom I owe what little of
prosperity 1 had, and which, small as it is, I
desire emphatically to acknowledge."
It is well known here among Mr.
Stevens' late neighbors and most intimate
personal friends, that he recognized no
creed as his own ; that he was the most lib
eral giver to all churches; when funds were
needed for meeting houses, parsonage,
Sunday schools, books, organs or church
furniture, Stevens was always among the
most liberal contributors. But he con
fided in, and honored and intensely loved
his good and pious BAPTIST MOTHER,
and " out of respect for her memory" he
deliberately recognized, in the most em
phatic manner, both by his declaration
and liberal bequest, his preference for the
Baptist Church. The claim set up by the
Universe, therefore, that he " died the
son of Pius IX," because he "consented"
to the Romish ceremony referred to
whilst he was actually dying, is simply
Seymour in 1861.
On the first day of February, 1861,
Horatio Seymour made a speech in Twed
dle Ilall, New York, in which he openly
expressed himself on the side of seces
sionists of the South. Among other de
clarations he made the following;
" It would be an act of naidnesN and folly to
enter upon this contest, to underrate the South,
and tints sullied ourselves to the disgrace of de
feat in an inglorious warfare. EVEN SUCCESS
FUL COHINION BY TUE NORTE!. IS WITITE AS
REVOLUTIONARY AS succEssFut, SECESSION
BY THE SOUTIL"
Neither Gov. Wise, nor Floyd, nor Jeff
Davis ever uttered more barefaced and
emphatic secession doctrine than this.
And yet men who poured out their blood
on Southern battle-tields in defence of
the glorious old flag are asked to vote for
this same traitor for the highest office in
the gift of the American people !