Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, October 22, 1869, Image 2
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Address, RAUCH & COCHRAN, Publishers of Father Abraham, Lancaster, Pa. rig- TO ADVERTISERS. or We call attention to the fact that the FATHER ABRAHAM is the best Ad vertising Medium in Lancaster county. Its circulation is little less than 6000, and the rates for advertising are the same as those of papers with less than half that circulation. Bring on your advertisements if you want them spread broad-cast over the country. THE FIFTEENTH AMENDIENT. The vote of Ohio for the Fifteenth Amendment, secured by the election of Tuesday last, makes sure the ratification of the amendment by the necessary num ber of States. It will probably be authori_ tatively declared part of the Constitution before the first of January. And next fall we will have the Lancaster Intelligen cer and kindred sheets, begging and itu ploring the votes of " our colored fellow citizens." They will be welcome to all they get. DEATH OF EX-GOVERNOR RITNER. This honored citizen of Pennsylvania died at the residence of his son-in-law, at Carlisle, on Saturday last, at the advanc ed age of ninety. He filled a large place in the esteem of the people of this Com monwealth, over whom ho honestly and fearlessly exercised Executive functions during an important era in her history. ifir We expected to print in this week's issue the likeness of our Mayor elect, Wm. Aug. Atlee, Esq., but the engraver has disappointed us. It will appear next week. 6 6 ROD YOUR OWN BUSINESS! " A man once made his fortune by at tending strictly to the above admonition. We do not know that Dunglison, of the Philadelphia Sunday Republic, is by posi tion or superior ability, competent to at tend to the affairs of his neighbors, in addition to his own. A BAD INVESTMENT Fifty thousand dollars is what the little experiment of Tuesday a week cost Asa Packer. The money was put into the care of trustees, and a good part of it went into the hands of impecunious newspapers, for the printing of German, English and Welsh documents, illuminated posters, and stirring hand bills on the danger of Pennsylvania being Africanized and Ce lestialized. Asa, from the time he invest ed his earnings in the wild lands of the Lehigh valley, never made a more indis creet investment. PHILADELPHIA Well may the Republicans of Philadel phia be proud of the result in the city. To give 4000 majority over all—whisky rings, brewer's unions, gin leagues, and similar democratic institutions—is indeed glorious. And the democracy made a great mistake when they hauled down their city ticket because it was made up principally of blacklegs, keepers of low groggeries, bummers and ex-criminals, and substituted a set of " respectable" candidates, for by so doing they entirely ignored the principle element of which their party is made up. The Albany (New York) Journal is more than satisfied with the result in Pennsylvania. It says: "Pennsylvania has been true to herself, over obstacles apparently the most insur mountable. The enemy was sanguine to the point of confidence, but not of neglect. They fought stubbornly and unscrupu lously. They challenged success by their desperate earnestness. They struggled as never before. Money saved from the tax gatherers was scattered like chaff. Their candidate for Governor was nomi nated avowedly because he would prove an unscrupulous corruptionist. His coffers, not his brains, were in demand. His money, not himself, was running. But honesty has triumphed over fraud, and the Keystone remains firm. All honor to the noble workers of Pennsylva nia.” 18.00 22.00 FOOD F6R DEMOCRATIC REFLECTION. In alluding to the recent glorious vic tory in Pennsylvania over the "Demo cratic" party, Forney's Press appropri ately and truly says that Packer started with the prestige of great wealth and per sonal inoffensiveness. lie was placard ed as the "Pride of the Valley," and his invincibility was not only a matter of general pride among Democrats, but served to build up an assurance of victory which was gratifying to the party and amusing to the opposition. With all this, in the very sections where he was best known, where his best connections were largest, where his political principles or prejudices were best understood, where, according to every speculation, he should have shown his greatest strength, there the Republican gains are most significant. Inquiry into this phase of the election elicits one or two truths of more than or dinary moment. And the first is the im possibility of public or private individuals separating themselves from their war records. The people are just as willing now as they were in 1.861 to regard the rebellion as a stupendous crime against the country and themselves, and those who participated in it, or gave it aid and sympathy, as unworthy of public confi dence. The stain of assisting by act or thought to crush liberty, sunder the union of the States and build up an aristocratic government, whose " corner-stone should be human slavery," cannot be wiped out in this generation. However much time may soften the as perities of the war, the loyal people of America can never be brought to acknowl edge that men who rolled in affluence, and whose influence might have been powerful to save, yet who withheld both, or exerted them for the enemy, are as worthy of public confidence as those who sacrificed comfort, time, wealth and influ ence, and endangered life, in order to save our institutions. They have told Asa Packer so with an emphasis which must force the unpleasant truth home upon him. His neighbors have told him so— even those whom he and his party sup posed would be most forgiving. 20.00 POLITICAL TEMPERANCE MEN The political temperance men of Phila delphia placed a full county ticket in the field, for the purpose of defeating the Re publicans. The following is the result of the vote cast : Furguson, for Recorder... 209 Claghorn, for Prothonotory 869 Peirce, for clerk of Quarter Sessions 278 Gabel, for Coroner 257 Returns from this State indicate a larger majority than was first anticipated, being near 35,000. The Legislature will stand 126 Republicans to 14 Demo crats. isr The llarrisburg Telegraph did yeo man service for the Republican cause during the late campaign, and is entitled to the thanks of the Republican party at large. It has of late been better edited than at any time within our recollection. TRUE lOWA. SHARP: The Trenton Sentinel, edited by Charles W. Jay, Esq., is very hard on the "Dimmy crate." There is more truth than poetry in what he says in his sharp way. We give a few samples : "In New York city there is an Associ ation of " respectable Democrats called the "Manhattan Club. ,, Manton Mar ble, August Belmont, Samuel J. Tilden, Governor Hoffman, and other dignitaries of the party are members of this club. And yet their room is but a disguised gambling den. A short time since tme of the members sued a brother for the sum of fourteen hundred dollars which he won 01' him at thegame of "poker!" lbere is no use of talking. A Democrat; `be he a loafer or a man of means, must natural ly be with the vicious and depraved of his kind. You have but to look around you to see this truth." * * * * " The Fourth Ward of New York city, composed of ruffians, murderers and drunkards, showed the following result at the last election : Democrat 5,763 Republican 953 "Now look at it, Christian Copperhead and traitor. It is always so. Wherever vice and vagabondism most abounds, your Democratic vote preponderates ten to one. And now for the Sixth Ward, whick is the rival of the Fourth in crime and ruf fianism. The following is the record of her last election : Democrat 3,858 Republican 230 "Thieves, murderers, burglars, ruffians, drunkards, are instinctively Democrats. And yet you vote with the scum of hu manity—with the villains who send brutal prize-fighters and gamblers to Congress— and you are the political heathen of the totally depraved of mankind. You can vote with these villains without compunc tion, but the man with a dark skin must not come near the ballot-box. Don't you feel that you are a mean and contempti ble scoundrel? _ . " But New York is not an isolated city in her political infamy. Take any ulcer ous sore in the body politic and it is almost solidly Democratic. Even in this quiet city of ours the ignorant and ruffianly localities are heavily Democratic. The man who cannot write his own name is invariably a " Democrat." The brute who beats his wife is always of the same party. The keeper of a low rum-hole is most certainly a "Dimikrat." The First Ward in this city contains the wealth, the intellect and the refinement of the city. It is heavily Republican. The Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Wards reeks with ig norance and brutality. Of course they are intensely Democratic. The Fourth Ward of Philadelphia is the plague spot of that city. Her principal Alderman is a brute of a murderer. Thieves and pros titutes make up the bulk of its population. Its vote is four thousand Democratic to three hundred Republican. And so the country over. There is no community where the shiftless, shirt-tail class are not " Dimikrats." nywhere in town or country, if every brute or loafer is not a " Democrat " it is a strange departure from the rule. Violators of the moral or statute law are Democrats, ninety oitt of every hundred of them." Jcs so ! THE REPUBLICANS OF CARBON. Looking over the official returns of Car bon county, the real and only home of Asa Packer, we have satisfied ourselves that in no part of the State was the cam paign conducted with more vigor and devotion to principle and gratifying suc cess, on the part of our political friends, than in that county. Notwithstanding the millions of money at the disposal of Mr. Packer, and the vigor with which those employed along the line of his Rail roads were almost driven to the polls and compelled to vote for him—many against their judgment and inclination—his ma jority in the County was only 685, being 55 more than they gave for County Auditor, and 69 more than that of Per shing over Williams. In Mauch Chunk Borough the vote stood, Packer 308, and Geary 861, being a majority of 53—a Re publican gain since Packer was beaten for Borough Councilman by Mr. Lewis Beck hart a few years ago, of 18. In Mauch Chunk township—Summit Hill district— Packer was beaten 119, being a Republi can gain of 103. For this glorious result in Carbon coun ty, under so many serious difficulties, much credit is due to our worthy succes sors of the Mauch Chunk Gazette; to Dr. D. K. Shoemaker, Gen. Lilly, Gen. Al bright, Capt. Shields, Serg't Wehr, B. F. Walters, J. McMurtrie, N. D. Fowler, T. S. Beck, and many others who entered the fight boldly and with a determination to carry the old flag through in triumph. Such Republicans, in such localities, who fight against such odds, are worth talking about, and deserve to be gratefully remem bered. SETTLING ACCOUNTS. All over the State the Republicans have taken this year to settle sundry quarrel s and adjust old scores ; and this they ap pear to have done and retained the con trol at the same time. As an "off year," the result in every light is extremely gratifying, especially in the light of an in dorsement of the administration of Gen. Grant. Could that question have been submitted separately to the people of Pennsylvania, embarrassed by no local issues or other complications, the majori ty would have been not leas than that by which Gen. Grant carried the State last fall. Indeed, we say with confidence, that it was the favor with which Gen. Grant's administration—more especially its financial management—is regarded by the people of Pennsylvania, that carried the State on Tuesday, and in this light is the result chiefly significant. or'The Holmesburg Gazelle comes to us this week enlarged and otherwise im proved. Success to it. A WARNING. The heaviest weights we carried in the campaign just ended were the abominable extravagances and corruptions of the two last Legislatures, and that wretched sys tem of keeping the public moneys which makes opportunity for individuals to cor rupt the public servant with the public money, and for themselves to grow rich and great at the expense of the tax-payers of the Commonwealth. We have stag gered through to victory under these bur dens. They will not be carried long. We say to the members of the General As .sembly just elected, reform these abuses, and provide safeguards for the treasury. If the public money cau be made to earn anything, let it be for the Commonwealth. At least, put it out of the power of indi viduals and combinations to corrupt Leg islatures, the servants of the people, with the people's own money. Your duty is plain, and neglect or failure will be with out excuse. We hope, we trust, that it will be performed. Let not the contempt ible subterfuge, that the office of State Treasurer is at the disposal of the Repub lican party, stay the hand of reform. Do your duty, and you will deserve a con tinuance of the public confidence which you now have. Fail, and you will be crushed under the avalanche of popular indignation. A LESSON. The result of the recent election in the Old Keystone demonstrates more clearly than ever, that the great Republican party is a pure, indestructible organization, whose mission is progress and reform—a party (the only one that ever existed) that can and will reform abuses in its own ranks. Let us add to its strength and glory by keeping its record unsullied. Pennsyl vania is no longer a doubtful State. The Republican party needs nothing to per petuate its power, but honest manage ment and good men in office. THE BUCKEYES The election in Omo resulted in a ma jority for Hayes, the Republican candi date for Governor, of about NINE THOU SAND. The same party have a majority in both Houses. THINGS IN PHILADELPHIA. The Result, and the Cause— The Contested Elec tion Case—Decision of ihe Court-- Candidates for ,Speaker— Will of the late Dr. Rush— Laura Keene's Theatre. PHILADELPHIA, Oct 20, 1869. DEAR ADE : The contest is over and a great victory has been won, as was illustra ted by FATHER ADE last, week, but to Phil adelphia belongs the credit, for without our very handsome figures the State would, have been nowhere. Now that the excitement has been brought to a close, I trust I shall be able to give you a weekly budget of things in the city of Brotherly Love. Immense sums of money have changed hands since Tuesday of last week. Up to Tuesday at twelve o'clock the cops were con fident of success, and all bets offered were eagerly gobbled up. One prominentdown town politician offered to bet from one hundred to one thousand dollars that the city would give a Democratic majority without counting the vote of the celebrated Fourth Ward. Unfortunately for me, I have been connected with the press too long to have such a vast BUM of money, otherwise "Warwick" would have covered at once. It is amusing to hear the Democracy apolo gize for their defeat. The obnoxious Regis try Law—Mayor Fox and his model police force—the changing of the Democratic ticket upon the eve of election—everybody and everything is chargeable as to the cause of the route. The great contested election case, whioh has occupied the attention of our men of law for the past twelve months, has at last been brought to a close, and the result is that the court decrees that at the general election held in the city of Philadelphia on the second Tuesday of October, 1868, the follow ing named parties were duly and legally elected : Mayor—D. M. Fox, D., by 68 majority. District Attorney—Chas. Gibbons, R., by 68 majority. Receiver of Taxes---Richard Peitz. R., by over 1,400 majority. City Controller-8. P. Hancock, R., by over 1,000 majority. City Solicitor—Thomas J. Worrell, 11., by over 800 majority. • Prothonotary-Richard Donegan, R. by over 1,000 majority. City Commissioner—Alex. McCaen, IL, by over 800 majority. So the agony is over, and the court decides that of all the Copper-Democracy returned as elected last fall, Mr. Fox is the only one en titled to the position, and he by the ' skin of his teeth." Mr. Sheppard at the conclusion of the de cision, though his attopney, Mr. Sellers, gave notice that his case would be carried to the Supreme Court, and on Tuesday last, all the other ousted aspirants followed in the wake of the late District Attorney. Mr. Sheppard, just after the decision had been given, resigned his position, and Mr. Gibbons was appointed by Judge Ludlow, as District Attorney pro-tem. For Speaker of the next House of Repre sentatives I hear of several candidates. From our city, it is understood that Mr. Adair, of the Twelfth District, and Mr. Miller, of the West Philadelphia District, are both aspir- ants. Among the knowing ones, General Selfridge, of Northampton, is most prominent for the Chief Clerkship. You will remember, in the early portion of this correspondence, I mentioned the decease of Dr. Rush, and his munificent gift of about one million one hundred thousand dollars to the Philadelphia Library Company, with the understanding that l from the funds a suitable building should be erected at Broad and Car penter streets, and that the Company should move their quarters from their present loca tion to the new quarters provided. At an election held on Tuesday last the Library Company decided to accept the provisions of the will, though singular to tell, by a very small majority. City Solicitor Worrell has appointed Dr. John H. Seltzer, formerly of Berks, as one of his assistants. It is needless to say that this appointment gives general satisfaction, as the Doctor has hosts of warm friends and is in every way a jolly good fellow. In the amusement world, the latest is the opening of Laura Keene's Chestnut Street Theatre, mention of which I should have made before. The Chestnut, under bliss Keene's management, and with the elegant stock company she has gathered around her, is decidedly the very best place of amuse ment we can boast of. and to Lancasterians visiting our city, it is just the place to go to spend a pleasant evening. Booth is drawing immense houses at the Walnut, whilst a new comedy is the rage at the Arch. With the great number of strangers in town, all the places of amusement are doing exceedingly well. And so we go. Yours WARWICK. LANCASTER COUNTY. We present below the official majorities in the several wards and districts of this county at the October elections of 1868 and 180: DISTRICTS Ist Ward 51 , 2nd Ward &3 3rd Ward 85 4th Ward ; 165 sth Ward Cth Ward 7th Ward.... Ath Ward 9th Ward City Total Adamstown Hart Brecknock thernarvon Clay tamale° Fast l'ocalleo West Coleraine Columbia—lst Ward 2nd Ward..... ,4 3rd Ward Conestoga Conoy ['rumor° Donegal West Donegal E. (Maytown).. Earl (Springville) Earl East Ea rl West Eden Elizabeth Elizabethtown Ephrata Fulton Hem pileld We5t.......... Indian town Lampeter West Lampeter East Little Britain Leacock Leaoock Upper Lancaster twp Manheim twp Manheim bor *Manor (new) Manic Marietta Millerstown Mount Joy bor Mount Joy twp. (upper). Mount Joy twp. (lower). Paradise Penn Poquea Petersburg Providence Rapho (S. S. IL) (Newtown) Rob rerstown Sad sbury Salisbury Strasburg bor Strasburg ........ Warwick Washington Total Hartranft's majority tioary's majority. *Voted with Washington In 186e3 We give below the aggregate vote re ceived by each candidate at the election in this county on the 12th inst. Our lim its preclude the publication of the vote in detail. GOVERNOR. —l3BOl I Asa Packer John W. Geary JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT H. W. WSillarnB 13378, Cyrus L. Pershing...B264 SENATE Eseine Bitlingfelt...l3622'2lfichael Malone 8234 John B. Warfel 189621 Wm. H. Eagle 8116 ASSEMBLY. A. C. Reinoehl 18799 Joseph M. Watts 8187 A. Godettalk leBol John ICobb 8181 Elias B. Herr 18891 George F. !Mulls ..... -8203 John B. Wiley 13858 Jacob H. Baker 8210 SHERIFF Fred'k Meyers ..135911 Charles Grove 8101 REGISTER. Henry S. Shenek 13889, George S Boone 8241 PROTHONOTARY Wm. D. Stauffer...l3B93. 4. 0. Kittian CLERK OF QUARTER SESSIONS William Barton 13983 Theo. Whitaker.... CLERK OF ORPHANS , COURT. George W. Keen 13877 Chas. J. Rhoads ...... ..8201 TREASURER Willlnm Roberts...laB7l,S. W Sstiftehei COMMISSION FIR John Armstrong...l39o6: Emanuel Shober 8105 DIRECTORS OF THE POOR. F. C0x.... Adam Lefever ...188431J. L. lAphtiser 8280 ...188861John M. Miller 8207 PRISON INSPECTORS. Christian Gast 188871 George Pierce. ..... 8218 H. 8. Musser 1119481 John &pie 8201 CORONER. Robert Dysart 18848, Henry M. Getter ft 2.51. AUDITOR 4. W. Ilensel Wm. lifoComeey 8214 THE RESULT IN TIIE STATE. We give below the official returns from the State, excJpting five counties. Go ary 'a majority will be in the neighborhood of 4,600. COUNTIES Adams Allegheny Armstrong Beaver ..... Bedford Berke Blair Bradford Bucks Butler Cambria Cameron Carbon Centre Chester Clarion Clearfield Clinton..... Columbia Crawford Cumberland . Dauphin Delaware Elk Erie Fayette Forest Franklin Fulton ... Greene Huntingdon........ Indiana Je Iferson Juniata Lancaster Lawrence. Lebanon Lehigh.... Luzerne Lyooming.. McKean.. Mercer Mifflin Monroe. ....... Montgomery Mont our Northampton Northumberland.. ferry. • • • Philadelphia l'tke Potter Schuylkill . Snyder Somerset Sullivan Susquehanna Tio4a Ui0n..... ......... Venting° ...... Washington Wayne Westmoreland... • . Wyoming York 23607) Tot al 14.65. Ig I bd I a 0 rity : A. 0I NI ix 5. ). n PI Pi .1 PI 46 I 5 23 77 E 113 1.521 357 _3, 13 1,7 671 169 187 149 107 183' 166 108 163 108 163 137 571 1 7,3371 604 6,166 burl, _ _ 1 5,185 .. 5,4 giS ME Oa 8248 8257 8220 1569. 3707 888 1627 2834 3970 1247 18766 VW 6046 4504 MI 4066 879 UM 1080 555 7376 1959 4044 QM 2431 61838 292, 1318 • 7721 lIM 2008 403 4098 4391 1791 3519 2404 2255 4106 1475 6561 2275 453 115 5515 2478 6188 1721 8312 MO peer 4brahatn's Chip. MR. AND MRS. A. T. STEWART are getting ready to open their new $1,500,- 000 residence on Fifth atenue. MORRISSEY is said to have bet heavily against Packer—one bet with Sheriff O'Brien being $,10,000, all of which he wins. A mmlE9 in Sioux City, who inhabits a mud cabin, refuses her daughter a piano because " such things are getting to be altogether too common. ,, THE annual session of the Synod of the German Reformed Church in the Uni ted States will be held in Danville, Pa., to commence on Wednesday evening, Octo ber 20th, 1859, at 71 o'clock. As a remedy for "lightness," in the money market a speaker at a religious meeting in New York proposed the hang ing of all the Wall street money gamblers on the same tree. ON and after November first important changes in commutation tickets and rates, it is said, will take effect on the Pennsyl vania Central Railroad. We have not as yet learned particulars as to the advance in rates. MR. ROBERT LINCOLN, son of the late President, is a law partner in Chicago, and is doing a lucrative business. lie is a cautious, industrious, able young man, possessing many of his father's strongest and most valuable traits of character. THE Irish Churchman informs its reat;.- ers that five Irish Roman Catholic priests have, during the last month, renounced the errors of their faith, and have been received into the Episcopal Church in THE Legislature of Virginia on Tues day elected her United States Senators. For the long term Lieutenant Governor John F. Lewis was chosen; for the short term Judge J. W. Johnson. Both can take the iron-clad oath. THE Central Railroad of New Jersey was built through a section of the State sparsly inhabited. It began to run ac commodation trains every forty minutes from New York, and in consequence its track, at the end of ten years, is flanked on both sides by elegant residences. A LEADING DEMOCRAT, to show his sense of the folly of nominating fossil politicians for high offices, proposes put ting up George 11. Pendleton for Presi dent and Asa Packer for Vice President in 1872. Ile thinks that will about finish the lesson. THE election for borough and ward offi cers in Pottsville on Tuesday a week, re sulted in a clean sweep for the Republi cans. The Republican candidate for chief burgess had 559 majority. The councils and all other officers are Repub licans. PRESIDENT GRANT has appointed as Secretary of War Major General Wiu. M. Belknap, of Keokuk, lowa. He served in the army from the first to the last day of the late war. lie is about thirty-eight years of age, in excellent health, and a lawyer by Profession. VICE-PRESIDENT COLFAX recently as tonished the Saints of Salt Lake City by making them a speech in which he char acterized polygamy as unwise and illegal, and called upon the people to abolish it. Such a speech a few years back would have been rewarded with assassination. IT is said Senator Wilson contemplates introducing a bill at the next session of Congress to stop the operations of gold gamblers in Wall street. lie designs to make it a penalty to sell or purchase gold unless the full amount of coin sold is ac tually delivered. SPEAKER BLAINE is Of opinion that the coming session of Congress will be harmonious, and that business will be dis patched with unusual celerity. The chief subject of interest, he thinks, will be the financial question and the funding of the public debt. 11 . 01tACE GREELY has been nominat ed by The Republicans of New York for Comptroller. He accepts the nomination in a characteristic letter, in which he says he did not desire the nomination but does not feel at liberty to shirk the responsi bilities it involves. THE latest rumor in New York is to the effect that James Fisk, Jr., has made a large show on other people's money, and that in less than a month, when his liabilities fall due and he will be unable to meet them, iron doors will close upon him for a while. Mu. PACKER'S friends have been sadly disappointed by the returns from the an thracite counties. He loses 345 in Schuyl kill, and 1,128 in Luzerne, gaining only 47 votes in Carbon, his family's county, 99 in Lycoming county and 128 in Lehigh —a net loss to the Pnde of the Valley of about 1,200 votes. THE shouts of victory from Ohio and lowa come in time to swell and prolong our notes of triumph. The gallant Re publicans of those States have battled well and won the great prize they contend ed for. This contest has settled the prin ciples of the nation. We have now, in deed, a country " great, glorious and free." GEN. SHERIDAN was called upon for a speech at the Wisconsin State Fair, and said ; "Ladies and gentlemen, I know you do not expect me to make a speech, and so I will only make my bow.) , He bowed, but was again called for, and came forward bowing and said : " Ladies and gentlemen, I will repeat my little speech, and give way to others. ,, ONE of the most ingenious pieces of covert advertising is from the Arkansas Hot Springs Courier : "The habit of convalescing rheumatics and paralytics throwing their cast-off crutches and canes into the street is becoming too common, and is attended with danger to vehicles. One day last week a spring wagon was broken in front of the IVarren House by a crutch thoughtlessly thrown into the street by some one ignorant of the dam age it would cause." COL. GEORGE W. ALEXANDER, of Reading, recently pardoned by President Grant, arrived there on Monday week, and was met at the depot by a large crowd of friends, who escorted him home, preceded by a band of music. This gallant soldier came from the, prison cell with no odium attached to him, and his release, if pos sible, will only increase the disgust for his persecutors.