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OF THE UNITED STATEs
Gen. eI NO. F. HARTRA N FT,
OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Surveyor General :
Gen. JACOB M. CAMPBELL,
OF CAMBRIA COUNTY
01,IVE1t J. DICKEY, City
Congress (Unexpired Term).
OLIVER J. DICKEY, City
.10111 , Z 4. LIBMART, Marietta
A SSl37llbl y
DR. J. C. GATCHELI, )lartic.
CAPT. W. W. HOPKINS, City.
JACOB G. PETERS, Conest,,ga.
AARON 11. SUMMY, East, Ilunkptiel4l
GEORGE BRUBAKER, City
County Con on iss inner:
JACOB C. KREADY, Manor
Prison Inspectors :
HENRY I'OWNALL, Bait.
SHIRK, West Cocalico
Directors of Ow Poor
GEORGE FRY, East Cocalico
'ONRAD GAST, City.
Audih , r;
,E W. MEIIAFFE V, Marietta
IitINOTHER REDUCTION OF TERMS.
GREAT INDUCEMENTS TO CLUBS!
After September 11th, " FATHER
ABRAriAm." will be furnished at the fol
lowing rates :
One copy for
Five copies in a package to one ad
Ten copies in a package to one ad
Fifty copies in a package to one ad
dress .. $B.OO
There will be no further reduction of
price during the campaign. Therefore
Clubs and individuals who desire to serve
the good cause by placing the best and
cheapest campaign paper into the hands
of the people, should at once forward
their orders. We ought to circulate at
least twenty-five thousand copies every
Week before the first of October. Per
sons getting up clubs will bear in mind
that, at the above rates, we cannot ad
dress each paper, but only send them in
packages as may be directed by those
getting up the club.
COUNTY MASS MEETING
Of the friends of Grant, Colfax, and the
whole Republican State and County Ticket
will I* held at
TILTFADAY, pIEPTESIBER 29, 11.499..
The meeting will be addressed by
gen. itiLpima i the Famous Cavalry Leader,
Gen. JOS. 1. HAWLEY, of Connecticut,
Hon. LEWIS HARKER, of lake,
And others, to be announced hereafter
To Our Subscribers.
We receive letters almost daily com
plaining of failures of subscribers in re
ceiving their papers. •We assure one
and all that with very few exceptions
irregularity is not our fault. We are
very particular in writing the names and
in counting the number in each package.
Therefore, in ninety-nine cases out of a
hundred, the fault is with those who
handle tl e p tpers after they are mailed.
Ita• Col. John W. Forney will address
the people of Lancaster County, do the
issues of the day, as follows :
New Holland, October 8, in the afternoon.
9, in the afternoon.
Safe Harbor, " 9, in the evening.
tPeaehbottom, Yorkeo.lo, In the afternoon.
01i OVER 9000
EDITORS & PUBLISIIISRS,
TEMBER IS, IS6B.
policy of my oven to en
ill the people.”—GßANT.
THE OLD GUARD.
The prospects of an overwhelming hill
jority in glorious old Lancaster County
were never more flattering than now.
The nominations being made, and all
local questions out of the way, at least
for the present, the ensuing three weeks
will be devoted to earnest, constant and
persistent effort, to bring the entire Re
publican strength of this great county to
the polls. In this good work, and to this
end, every Republican seems disposed to
do something. We can give seven thou
sand majority. The only question is,
whether the vote willbe broughtout. That
our majority will reach six thousand live
hundred, we firmly believe. That a full
vote will give us seven thousand, we are
Republicans of Old Lancaster ! What
say you—shall seven thousand be your
lowest figure? . If you say yes, then, de
pend upon it, seven thousand it will be.
To do this, all must work with a will.
Let every doubtful voter be seen, spoken
to, encouraged and supplied with docu
ments. Swell the numerous mass meet
ings throughout the county. Invite our
demoeFatic friends to attend them, and
give them good seats up in front. Block
your townships ; make correct returns to
the member of the county committee for
the district. See to it that every man is
assessed at least ten clays before the elec
tion. If you know of a single stranger in
your district, find out his politics and his
antecedents. If satisfied that he is all
right, see to his assessment. If he is
doubtful or against us, be sure to satisfy
yourselves that he is a legal voter, and
not an imported Ku-Kluxer, or one with
a coffee-colored naturalization paper. In
a word, do all you can do—every one of
you; and, our word for it, the result in
Lancaster County will be more glorious
than ever before. Remember, SE VEN
!.. - JBE ASSESSED
A Delegate at the 11 - 'eaag Place.
On the day of the Berks County Demo
cratic County Convention, an individual
from one of the upper districts, supposed
to have been a delegate, called at the,
Reading high School building, knocked
at the door, and asked one of the teach
Ish des doh der platz wu se de demo
kratish Convention haltar Is this the
place where they are holding the Demo
Teacher—" Nay, doh macha mer yungy
Republicans." ]No, here we make young
Del.—" Was—we duhnat der se dorm
macha ?" [ What—how do you make
Ei des is an shoo]." [ This is a
D.--" Doch keh Soondogs shool?" [Not
a Sunday School ?]
T.—" Nay, des is an Frei Shool." [No,
this is a free school.]
D.—" So-so—doh is des yetz elms fun
denim frei shoola ; mit so an platz will ich
nix tsu du hawa, for ich bin a demokrat."
[ So-so—this, then, is one of these free
schools. At such a place I want nothing
to do, for I am a Democrat.]
B E ASSESSED
As we have frequently referred to the
wonderful and gratifying success of
FATHER ABRAHAM, we feel called upon
also to lay before our readers the follow
ing "sockdologer," which we received
through the post-office last Saturday:
" You said in your sheet that you were free
from all fictions or rings, and under that un
derstanding I raised a club of twenty, hoping
you would - be as good as your word ; so I told
the subscribers that Father Abraham was free
from all faction, and now my subscribers de
mand their money. They say that I told them
an untruth, that your sheet is the worst Ring
weekly paper in Lancaster ; so hereafter, when
you want clubs raised, please get your Ring
brothers at it, as I Will lie after you no more.
No Fox.t.owtm or 'lnto&
The writer of the above is cordially in
vited to call at the office of. FATHER
ABRAHAM, prove the allegation and get
his money back, as we do not want the
name of a single unhappy Republican on
our subscription list.
The United American. Mechanics.
The State parade of the Order of
United American Mechanics' last Friday
in this city was decidedly the grandest
scene of the kind ever witnessed in Penn
sylvania—the late Masonic demonstration
in Philadelphia, perhaps, only excepted.
Over four thousand members of the
order, clothed in their beautiful regalia
of red, white and blue, were in line, and
the entire .line of procession, including
the numerous wagons containg the Print
ing Presses, Boat Builders, Brickmakers,
Carriagemakers, Foundries, Blacksmith
shops and other trades, was fully two
miles in length.
lii'Arr TIT:, ?,
According to present indications,
Berks county will tall considerably be
low her usual Democratic majority. We
do not believe that it can possibly
reach six thousand—sonic of our best in
formed men put the figure down as low
as live thousand. In the city of Reading
we are thoroughly organized, and a de
cided Republican majority may be looked
for. An immense meeting was held there
last Saturday eveuim,•, on which occasion
Col. John W. Forney made one of his
most brilliant and powerful speeches.
Among the pleasing incidents was the
reading of a dispatch from Lancaster
city by Col. Forney, announcing 1,028
majority in Lancaster for Dickey as the
successor of Thaddeus Stevens, which
was received with three hearty cheers by
the assembled thousands.
Voter, if on the day of the October
electioA, any man asks you why you sup
port John F. Hartranft, tell him because
Hartranft was willing, in the hour of his
country's danger, to abandon the mis
chievous dogmas of his old political faith,
that he might the' better M the vin
dication of the Constitution and the Laws,
in the effort to sustain the national au
thority. And if any man ask of the same
voter why he supports John M. Camp
bell, answer because he was willing to do
battle in defense of his political principles.
- .1w -a—
Cot. 0. J. Dickey.
IVe heartily congratulate the fifteen
thousand Republicans of Lancaster
county, and also the friends of Liberty
throughout the country, upon the triumph
ant nomination of 001. 0. J. Dickey, of
this city, as the successor of the late
THADDEUS STEVENS. That he will fol
low in the footsteps of his great prede
cessor, and in every respect prove faith
ful to the good cause, cannot be doubted
for a moment.
Probably no county in the State is
more thoroughly organized than glorious
little Lebanon. Grant and Colfax clubs
are formed in Cornwall, Myerstown,
Annville, Lebanon and other Districts,
and among the officers and Executive
Committees of these cubs, we recognize
the best and most active working men of
the party. Put Lebanon down good for
1500 majority on the side of Liberty and
A New Grtint Gent Ii _Bedford
We have before us the Bedford county
Press of the 9th instant, hitherto a neu
tral paper, which has just raised to its
mast-head the names of GRANT anti
COLFAX, backed up by a strong and well
written leader, from which we extract
the following :
"Like Washington, at the inception of our
Government, Grant ought to have been elected
without any opposition, eveept the suppressed
hatred of the rebels. Believing this, we are no
longer neutral in the war which the leaders of
the Democratic party, in combination with
Wade Hampton, Basil Duke, N. B. Forrest and
the unrepentant rebels have inaugurated and
are waging with weapons of falsehood and
slander against this great and good man, to
whom otu• country owes so much.
The Republicans appear determined
to carry even the obstinate little Copper
head State of Delo4ere, and the recent
glorious Republican Victory in the city.
of Wilmington is a strong and cheering
indication of success throughout the State
at the coming election. General A. T.
A. Torbert, of Milford, a gallant cavalry
officer under Sheridan, is the Republican
candidate for Congress.
Are you assessed ? If you are not able
to answer this question, take the first
leisure moment you have and visit the
assessor of your ward, and see .that you
are properly on the list, and your name
spelt correctly. Then be sure you have
paid a State. or county tax within two
Grand Mass Meetings
Will be held as follow: At Reading on
October 3d, at Pottsville October lgth,
and at Lancaster on Tuesday, the 29th of
the present month. Some of the ablest
speakers in the country will address these
From every State of the Great West
we have the most encouraging assurances
of overwhelming victories. Maryland
and Kentucky are the only two States
that may be regarded sure for "der Sei
The Campaign in Ohio
Mr. E. 11. Rauch, of FATHER ARRA
HAm,wiII address the people of Massillon,
Ohio, on Friday evening, Sept. 25th, and
of Canton, on Saturday evening, the 26th.
The Peri son.
The Great West.
GLORY ! GLORY !
GLORY!! GLORY !! GLORY!!
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MAINE!!! MA INE ! !! MAINE!!!
MAINE ! ! MAINE ! !
22,000:2: 22,000 222 22,000
TOTAL ROUT OF THE ENEMY !
JERUSALEM AND CONsTANTINOPLE!
ATLANTIC CABLE AND PACIFIC
EARTHQUAKES AND AU ItoEA BOREALIS!
Where, Oh! Where are your "Friends ?'7
Echo answers, "Where !"
" They have planyed Ate iII ft Sea
Old John Brown's soul hi Marching On
The Spirit of Old Thad Stevens lilt's in
the Hearts of the People
We are coming Father Abraham
Coming, coining, coming,
With Ten Thousand gain,
Away deown in Maine
SHOUT, BOYS, SHOUT!
Say what you please ! Elephants, Kan
garoos, Ku-Kluxers and uneducated pigs
Gorillas, Monkeys, Mules and Sehnoyer
Maine heard from. Republican ma
jority over '20,000 ! Last year 11,000.
Republican gain 0,000 ! Democratic gain
(over the left) 9,000 ! Big thing ! Where?s
NEXT IN ORDER
Pennsylvania, Republican, - - - 25,000
Ohio, Republican, - - - - - 25,000
Indiana, Republican, - - - 25,000
Hats Off! Down in Front! Every
body Reads FATTIER ABRAHAM!
AtOrsTA, Me., Sept. 14'
'The election of to-day closed the most
exciting and most energetic campaign
ever witnessed in Maine. The vote is
larger by some thousands than ever be
fore thrown. We have carried every
Congressional district, the , closest by
• We have carried every county; regain
ing the three that 'were carried by,tbe
Democrats last year. We have el,ec,ted
BVERY Senator and seven-eighths of the
House of Representatives, and have
rolled up a popular majority for Gtovern9r
Chamberlain of 22,0001 Our nutierity
last year was 11,000, and our average
majority for the past twelve years"•has
been 13,600. our great triutnph of
1860, we bad 16,000, and,iu 1804 we had
Our victory of to-day is by farthe most
brilliant that was ever won by the Re
-1111141014 party in Maine, and it, has been
achieved over the most persistent and
maddened efforts of the Democracy.
MAINE WILL THROW 30,000 MA
JORITY FOR GRANTAND COLFAX
JANES G. BLAINE,
Chairman lieptibliean Committee of Maine.
The papers -of - Wednesday announce
the majority in Maine to be TWENTY
THREE THOUSAND THREE HUN
DRED AND SIXTY !
COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO
Have also gone Republican by increased
The Pole Raising at Chnrchtown--
Dying Groans of the
After the raising of the Republican
Pole and Grant and Colfax Flag at
Churchtown, the Cops became alarmed
and resolved to hoist one themselves in
honor of the butcher Forrest, the pirate
Semmes and the guerilla Moseby, and
thus afford the fierce Democracy a chance
to "rally once again."
Thery is hut one Democratic Hotel in
Chorellown, but the proprietor, to his
creditffie it said, was ashamed to disgrace
his premises with the pole or the meet
ing. After much difficulty, a spot to
plant the pole was found—in the corner
of a grave-yard, emblematic of the pass
age, " Let the dead bury the dead."
After the raising, on Saturday evening,
the 27th ult, the motley crowd of men
and boys attempted to give three cheers,
but couldn't raise wind enough to do it.
Next a Dutch Pill Pedler and Cow Doctor
from Pennytown proceeded to address
the assembled Democracy. After a
powerful but unsuccessful effort to say
something. he concluded to quit. Next
appeared a degenerate son of a noble sire,
who graduated at Reamstown, long ago,
and now Intik from the "Kilcleer
be,vond Safe Harbor. lie said something
about hanging Seymour and Blair high
up on the Pole, and then subsided.
Another speaker didn't happen to be
present, whereupon the meeting ad
journed for liquor.
The Cops of Churchtown must not get
discouraged. Let them remember that
they are not struggling alone in the up
hill work before them. The sour-krout
guerillas of Lancaster ; the aristocracy
of the Five Points, the Heidelberg
Brigade of Old Berks ; the rioters of
the coal regions ; the Sons of Liberty in
the Egypt of ; the Wurz Guards
of Alabama; the Ku-Kluxers of Tennes
see, and the boarders of Cherry Hill are
with them. K.
MESSRS. RAUCH & COCHRAN :—I heart
ily congratulate you upon your success ill
publishing FATHER ABRAHAM, the Re
publican campaign paper of the country.
It is doing a glorious work in this section
of our State. Its popularity is recog
nized everywhere, and well deserved.
Even a number of Democrats read it
carefully, especially our country Ger
mans, who arc always anxious to hear
from their friend Schwelliebrenner.
The people here are thoroughly aroused
and organized. The meeting at Allen
town, an, account of which appeared
already, was a grand atlitir, and did us
much good. You can depend upon it
that Lehigh Valley will greatly reduce
the hitherto large waloritY of the sham
Democracy. We have an excellent local
ticket, with our popular friend and neigh
bor, :Major D. D. Jones, of this place as
one of the nominees for the Legislature.
Such nominations must call out our en
tire strength. Our accounts from Car
bon and 'Northampton are also encour
aging, indicating decided gains. S.
atber Nbralptin's Oipti
REPUBLICANS at the polls and Grant
in the field crowded the rebel Democrats
into their "last ditch" four years ago.
That is precisely what we propose to
do again, now that they have made a
IVILKEs' Spirit reports that no one
has accepted the $5,000 bet offered by
that paper that Gaant win be elected,
and now otters to make the odds three to
two in Grant's favor.
DON PrATT, of Ohio, was right when
he said the Democratic party was like a
blind horse in ,a bark.inill, who goes round
and round—round and round—perfectly
indifferent whether he grinds tan bark
or brimston,,so he gets his oats.
To You—Are you assessed?
-;WooLo.net thienation bailie:pretty fix
bj,the election of, Seymour. anfi Blair ?
The one ceniing 'from an insane asylum,
and the other from , an "inebriates' home."
WHEN the RepUblican party came into
power in *B6l, they found a rebellion on
their hands which the Democratic party
had been this years - threiatehing
organizing: To Sqve` the 'GOvernthent
against the attack of these iniquitous men
cost a quarter of a million of lives and
83,000,000,000, With. this blood and this
debt charged to thetn,they nbW ask to be
trusted'yrto power. Wha.t freeman does
not revolt at the thought?
IF this is a " whiterrlttPa goyemnept"
,why are the Southern Democrats colldet
ing the colored voters' into their clubs?*
ORGANIZE a Grant and Colfax club in
evory, to:owl:whip, Let'the moil work, be
pushed forward at once.
Trim Western Republicans are circula-
PriitiEßTert Its 'cam
paign do6unients. , • ,
Four arrests have beten made in Titus
ville,. Penn.,. of men accused of complicity
in the Benniughoff robbery. AU are Cop.
RP MBIEBER that one vote for Hartranft
and Campbell in October is worth two for
Grant and -Colfax in November. If we
carry the first election, the second grand
and final victory is sure to follow.
Tim Democrats are makinngg a lively
campaign of it in the South. They shoot
two mggers now every day.
WE begin to, understand why it is that
the Democracy devote so much of their
attention to General Butler. Grant said
in one of his' reports that Butler was
"bottled up," and the Democracy will
" go for " anything that is " bottled up."
Ex-Cowcrou William B. Thomas,
of Philadelphia, recently claimed for Sey
mour, last weekmade a speech for Grant.