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CIRCULATION OVER 10,000
E. H. RAUCH,
Enrrons .3: Pr 131.V:11E11S,
THOS. E. COCHRAN, y?
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, VON.
44 1 - shalt hare no potter/ of my o tell to en
force against the win of the prople."—Gr.ANT.
" MATCH 'EM."
Gen. ITLYSSES S. GRANT,
OF THE UNITED STATE~
• Vice President:
Gen. JNO. F. HARTRANFT,
OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Gen. JACOB M. CAMPBELL,
OF CAMBRIA COUNTY
OLIVER J. DICKEY, City
Cmagress (Unexpired Term):
OLIVER J. DICKEY, City
Associate Judge :
JOHN J. LIBHART, Marietta
DR. J. C. GATCHELL, Martic.
CAPT. W. W. HOPKINS, City.
JACOB G. PETERS, Conestoga.
AARON H. SUMNIY, East Hempfteld
GEORGE BRUBAKER, City
County Commissioner :
JACOB C. KREADY, Manor
Prison Inspectors :
"HENRY POWNALL, Bart.
X. H. SHIRK, West Cocalico
Directors of the Poor:
'GEORGE FRY, East Cocalico
CONRAD GAST, City.
GEORGE W. MEHAFFEY, Marietta
To CORRESPONDENTS.—We have a
large number of communications and ar
ticles written expressly for FATHER
ABRAHAM, which were unavoidably
crowded out from time to time, and laid
over. Some of them are very well writ
ten ansl deserved a better fate than being
deposited in the drawer of deferred mat
ter, but with our limited space we could_
not do better. We could only have pub
lished all these original productions by
crowding out almost everything else.
The City of Reading.
The greatest and grandest political
demonstration ever witnessed in the city
of Reading came off last Saturday night.
The torch-light procession was a mile
and a half long, including a Carpet-Bag
Club of about 75 men. The assembled
thousands were addressed by Generals
Stevens and Kilpatrick, and Mr. Lear, of
Bucks county, and Hon. James H. Camp
bell. Reading, the great city of Old
Berks, will give a decided Republican
majority on Tuesday next. The Cops
are making desperate efforts to prevent
it, but the voice of the patriotic people
is against them. VOTE EARLY
";What Have I Done?"
Ask yourself, Republican ! " What
have I done for my cause and my princi
ples ?" " What have I done to secure
peace and a government of law ?" "What
have I done to carry forward the work
for which half a million of men have
given their lives ?" Let every Republi
can ask himself these questions. And if
any one feels that he has not done his
whole duty, now is the time to repair the
error. BEGIN AT ONCE! Resolve that
from this time until the election you will
each give at least one hour every day to
the highest duty of a citizen. VOTE
New Advertising Dodge.
A lager beer brewer of a neighboring
county managed to smuggle into a Re
publican paper an assertion that he, the
"well-known brewer," had declared for
Grant and Colfax, whereupon the "well
known lager beer brewer" aforesaid
wrote or caused to be written, his indig
nant denial, which the copperhead papers
were green enough to publish free gratis
and for nothing I That is what we con
sider a very smart advertising dodge, and
Vote Early !
A well organized party will make it a
point to vote as early in the day as possi
ble. By waiting until a late hour you
will only add to the labor of the poll
committee, and may, 1)y hanging back,
cause them to send for you, and by so
doing, neglect some doubt/0 voter, who
also needB goin! -, after. We, therefore, en
treat you to get your name marked off
the poll list early in the morning.—
Poll Every Vote!
Don't take for granted that we have
plenty of voters, witthout bringing your
aged, infirm or indifferent neighbor to
the polls. We have votes enough to
overwhelm the sham Democracy, hut, to
make sure of such a victory, we must
bring every Republican voter to the polls.
Attention, Republicans !
Don't waste your time next Tuesday
by any useless controversy with Copper
heads, but mind your business—every one
of you. Don't discuss anything, but act.
If you can think of a single man within
the circle of your acquaintance who may
be slow or indifferent, go for him in the
morning, and be sure to bring him with
you. VOTE EARLY!
Remember Fort Pillow!
Forrest, the butcher of unarmed pris
oners at Fort Pillow, is now one of the
leading and most intimate personal and
and political friends of Horatio Seymour.
Should Seymour be elected, this same
friend and cold blooded butcher and cow
ard would be one of the leading mem
bers of the Democratic-copper-rebel ad
ministration ! VOTE EARLY !
Remember New York!
We all remember how Horatio Sey
mour encouraged and urged on the hell
ish mob in New York, in July 1863,
when they murdered United States draft
officers, burned colored school houses
and orphan asylums, and hung negro
children to lamp posts It is the same
Horatio Seymour who now appeals to
civilized American citizens for votes
It is the same Horatio Seymour who
favored the annexation of New York
city to the Southern Confederacy ! VOTE
Don't Crow Too Soon!
Remember, Republicans, that the most
infamous frauds will be attempted on
Tuesday next by the Copperhead rebels.
Thousands of illegal voters have been
imported and scattered all over Penn
sylvania. Earnest and systematic work
will defeat them by an overwhelming
majority. Crowing over and bragging
about the coming victory is not the way
to win it, but work—hard, earnest and
constant work will do it. VOTE EARLYI
Get Your Teams Ready!
Every Republican who has a team
should have it employed all next Tues
day to bring the aged, sick and infirm
Republicans to the poles. Never mind
buckwheat, plowing, or cider making or
applebutter boiling on that day, but at
tend only to the wants of the country.
Don't Pair Off!
Let no Republicans be foolish enough
to pair off with a Copperhead on Tues
day next. Their game, in some locali
ties, will be for one Copperhead to pair
off with several Republicans. Don't
trust them, but vote the Republican
ticket. Let nothing induce you to neg
lect your duty. VOTE EARLY!
Two O'Clock !
Every Republican should have his vote
polled not later than two o'clock on next
Tuesday afternoon, and then go after his
neighbor. Every one should be able to
bring at least one voter besides himself
to the polls. By voting early and work
ing all day every Republican can be
brought to the polls, and the rebel Dem
ocracy buried in their last ditch. VOTE
Let nothing prevent you from devoting
the whole of next Tuesday to the service
of your country. Begin early in the
morning. Your first duty is to poll your
own vote, and then to induce your neigh
bor to do likewise. VOTE EARLY.
That on next Tuesday, immediately
after you shall have washed your faces,
combed yourselves and swallowed your
bread, beef and coffee, your duty is to
devote the entire day to the work of
bringing voters to the polls. VOTE
FA_TI-1 I--41R A I 311
Republicans! Don't waste any time
next Tuesday. Don't talk about betting,
or horse races, or dogs, or fishing, or
lager beer, or Heidelberg Brigade, or
majorities in Lancaster or Berks, or hats,
or boots, or women, or anything that can
be discussed just as well ne:t , day. You
owe your entire and best effort, from
early in the morning until the closing of
the polls, to your country! VOTE
Let every Republican bear in mind
that next Tuesday is not the time for
wrangling with Copperheads, but only
for earnest, persistent work and effort
to get Republican tickets into the ballot
box. Every moment spent tal/•iny poli
tics on next Tuesday is time lost. In a
word, Tuesday next is the day for ACTION.
Stand up for Your Rights !
Republicans must make up their minds
to have a strong force at every poll on
Tuesday next. In sonic districts, Cop
perheadS wdi attempt to intimidate your
poll committees. But, stand firm. Don't
allow yourself to be bullied. Concede
every lawful right to our opponents, and
at the same time insist upon your own.
If assailed by violence, defend yourselves,
and stand and act together fearlessly and
manfully. VOTE EARLY!
If you want to carry the Union for
Grant and Colfax, you must carry the
State for Hartranft and Campbell. Take
care of the 13th of October, and the 3d
of November will take care of itself.
VOTE EARLY! •
Pennsylvania and Ohio!
The patriotic people of the whole coun
try, and the lovers of Liberty and Equal
Rights throughout the world are now
anxiously looking to the States of Penn
sylvania and Ohio for decided Republican
victories. All that is needed to win
them is to poll the entire Republican
vote. Whether this will or will not be
done depends upon the active working
men of the party. If every poll commit
tee man, and every other Republican
will devote his whole time and best effort
to the cause, on Tuesday next, the ag
gregate Republican majority of these
great States will not be less than fifty
thousand. VOTE EARLY !
Schuylkill, and Lebanon!
The prospects of the triumphant re
election of Gen. Cake, the Republican
candidate in the Schuylkill and Lebanon
District are very encouraging. After
making ample allowance for coffee-color
ed naturalization frauds, the estimate of
our best men is that Cake will carry the
district by three to five hundred majority.
The Copperhead committee at Reading,
after carefully canvassing the city, found,
to their amazement, a Republican major
ity of sixty, which shows a Republican
gain of forty. In their count they have
included a number of imported bummers
and scalawags on forged naturalization
papers, who are, fortunately, known to
the Republicans. Reading city is not the
only district in Old Berks in which there
will be decided Republican gains. VOTE
Remember the importance of ONE
VOTE ! Some years ago a Governor was
elected in Massachusetts by a majority of
one. A Senator was elected in the Bucks
district of this State by one vote ; Charles
R. Buckalewi was elected United States
Senator by one vote. One vote may de
cide the contest on Tuesday next. If so,
let every Republican resolve that that
one majority shall be for Hartranft and
Campbell. VOTE EARLY
That the uniform is a badge of disgrace
in the South, and that every Union sol
dier,from the general sent to execute the
laws to the private in the ranks, has been,
and continues to be, the object of the in
cessant assault and persecution of the
Remember that the Democratic leaders,
now full of sympathy for the Southern
rebels, never contributed a dollar to the
public treasury during the war ; never de
nounced the savage treatment of the
Union people of the South or the Union
prisoners of the North, and never rejoiced
over the triumph of our arms.
Remember that the Democratic plat
form was devised and dictated by a rebel
Mind Your Business !
Boys in Blue!
Bad Figures !
Voters, Remember !
general as a condition of the rebel sup
port to the Democratic party.
Remember that every rebel who raised
his fratricidal hand against the Govern
ment is a Democrat.
Remember that Horatio Seymore was
nominated by a convention entirely con
trolled by the officers and politicians who
plunged the country into civil war.
Remember that Horatio Seymour is as
emphatically the loader of the new rebel
lion as Robert E. Lee was of the old.
Remember that since the nomination
of Seymour and Blair, Union men have
been assassinated by hundreds in the
Remember that victory on the 1:1th of
October will be Sheridan's victors- of
Five Forks, mai.shalling the way to
Grant's transcendant triumph on the
Appomattox in November. VOTE
A man by the name of De vine at
tempted to shoot a Republican, in Phila
delphia, last week. Ile was arrested, and
no less than TWELVE BLANK CER
TIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION
SIGN ED BY THE PROTHONOTARY
OF PHILADELPHIA, WITH THE
SEAL OF THE SUPREME COURT
ATTACHED, WERE FOUND IN HIS
POSSESSION ! It is by these means the
Copperheads expect to carry loyal Phila
delphia. Will they succeed? We shall
see. VOTE EARLY !
The War in the Smith
Let us have Peace ! . Now there is no
peace, but actual war in the Southern
States, for which the Copperheads of the
North are directly responsible. In Geor
gia, in Mississippi, in Texas, and in
other parts of the South, the rebel not
only openly defy the laws of the land as
they did 1861, and until they surrendered
at Appomattox, but they are at work,
daily, butchering unarmed Union men
and freedmen indiscriminately.
On Monday last, at Opelousas, La., the
organized and armed rebels fell upon one
hundred negroes, and butchered them in
cold blood. A Republican newspaper
office was destroyed, and the editor beaten
in the 'most brutish manner by these
beastly Seymour Democrats !
The only way to secure protection to
all American Citizens, in every State, and
the blessings of Prosperity and Peace,
wherever the flag of our country floats, is
to elect Grant and Colfax. Let us have
Peace VOTE EARLY.
The Prospects Glorious:
Never, in the history of the great Re
publican party, were the prospects of a
glorious victory in Pennsylvania better
than now. That the interior counties
will do even better than two years ago,
when Geary carried the State by over
17,000 majority, we firmly believe. Old
Lancaster will roll up at lest 6,000 ma
jority, and this figure will not be over
balanced by benighted Old Berks. In
Philadelphia and in Luzerne, and in sev
eral other localities, the most stupendous
Copperhead frauds are attempted, but,
our friends are duly posted, and prepared
to hold them in check. In Allegheny
our friends will not give less than 8500
for Hartranft and Campbell; Erie will
give 3000 and Tioga 3500 more ; glorious
Bradford is good for at least 4000 and
Indiana 2200; Lawrence will roll up
2300 and Chester 2500; Little Lebanon,
Dauphin, Delaware and Susquehanna
will each give 1500, whilst Union, Snyder,
Blair, Huntingdon, Somerset, Potter,
Warren, Beaver, Butler, Mercer, Craw
ford, Venango, Armstrong, McKean and
Perry will all come up with more than
their usual Republican majorities.
One grand united effort on Tuesday
next, and the day is ours. VOTE
In the Market.
The Reading Eagle accuses the Repub
licans of having bought over the editor
of an Irish Democratic paper in New
York. This is their old story—whenever
a patriotic, freedom loving Democrat
quits the foul party, they will have it
that he is bought by the Republicans.
According to these accusations Demo
cratic editors and Democrats generally,
must be in the market. We never hear
of such a thing as buying up Republicans,
for the simple reason, we suppose % that
that they are not for sale.
Will the Eagle inform us, what is the
lowest cash price of a common Democrat
just now ? VOTE EARLY.
Several Irish newspapers, and many
of the Fenians, have recently declared
against Seyitiour and Blair, and for Grant
and Colfax. Among the reasons for
these changes, we suppose the principal
one is Frank Blair's Know-Nothing
speech some years ago, in which he de
clared he would "rather sleep with a
nigger than an Irishman." VOTE
Sff Tour Stamps.
The Copperheads favor a repudiation
of the national debt, and hope to make
votes by their clamor against bond
holders. They forget that every poor
man who has greenbacks in his pocket,
from fifty dollars down to a ten cent
stamp is just as much a creditor of the
Government as the bonciholder. If they
expect to induce poor men to vote away
their hard earned greenbacks they will
find their mistake on next Tuesday night.
"D-woePetti , "' Pytwittid
B E R KS
A ND ERS ()XVI LL E
LAKE BRIM STONE
STATE OF KENTUCKY
THE BLAIR FAMILY
LANCASTER CITY POLICE
to Treat Them.
We caution all election officers not to
receive any votes offered by those who
claim to be naturalized citizens by virtue
of papers issued by the Pennsylvania
Supreme Court. They are base frauds
and forgeries, and to receive such votes
would be outrageous. Election officers
should be very careful about naturaliza
tion papers generally, and satisfy them
selves well that all holders are clearly
entitled to naturalization by full five
years' residence in this country. In all
really doubtful cases, treat the papers as
frauds and forgeries, and reject the votes.
The Supreme Court papers are all bogus,
and every holder ought to be promptly
arrested and required to give an account
of himself before an impartial majistrate.
VOTE EARLY I
The Boys in Blue !--Immense De-
monstration. , --Fifieen Thou
sand Veterans in Line!
The demonstration of the Boys in
Blue, last Thursday and Friday, in Phil
adelphia, was the largest and most en
thusiastic of the kind ever witnessed in
this country. Over fifteen thousand vet
erans marched in line to the music of
Liberty and 'Union. We are unable, for
want of space, to attempt giving an ac
count of the glorious gathering. We
can only say that it was much greater
and grander than was expected by any
one. It proves that our gallant defend
ers in the field mean also to protect us
against the political organization of
butchers, assassins, traitors and perju
rers at the ballot-box, on Tuesday next.
VOTE EARLY !
11 hat Sheridan Says.
In response to the invitation to be pre
sent at the great Soldiers' Convention, in
Philadelphia, Phil. Sheridan writes :
"Say to the Boys in Blue that it is as es
sential to have a political victory this fall
as it was to have an Appomattox in 1865,
and that every man who loves his country
should vote for Grant."
MANOR, Oct. 1, 1868.
EDITORS FATHER ABRAHAM:—The
farmers' boys of the north-west corner of
Manor township, claim the honor of hav
ing erected a splendid Grant and Colfax
pole, eighty feet in length, on the road
between Brenneman's Hotel and Colum
bia, about midway between the former
place and the Columbia turnpike, on Wed
nesday evening, September 30th. The af
fair was hastily gotten up, and was known
to but few. There were about twenty-five
persons in all, and, although owing, to the
limited means at hand, many doubted the
capability of so small a number to raise
the ponderous weight, the pole went up
triumphantly, and about ten o'clock at
night three hearty cheers rent the air as
the Grant and Colfax flag kissed the skies.
The manner in which the affair was con
ducted displayed a great unity of purpose,
without which they could not have accom
plished their work. No speakers being
present or engaged, they called upon
several of their own number. B. N.
Lehman and H. R. Myers, responded
with able and eloquent addresses; after
the addresses, the boys gave three times
three cheers, and retired to their homes
satisfied that Grant will be elected. The
place where the pole was raised is gener
ally called "Bunkum Corner."
MArca CHUNK, PA., Sept. 20.
DEAR FATHER ABRAHAM :—.I desire
to . ,submit a few lines on the political situa
tion in this locality. The Republicans
here in " Little Carbon" are more thor
oughly organized than ever before, and
if we do not carry the county in October,
we will certainly so reduce the Rebocratic
majority as to secure a square victory iu
As for the Johnny Rebs in this county,
their only organization worth talking
about is the Young Mens' Seymour and
Blair Club. This crowd meets in the
" Belfry" of the Court House, and is run
by the District Attorney. On last Satur-
J. R. M