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HON. EBWARD McPHERSON [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
HON. EBWARD McPHERSON The many friends of this gentleman, who was formerl y a resident of this city, Avill learn with pleasure that he has been spoken of in connection vrith the position of Post-Master General under the IICAV administration. A Chanibersburg correspondent of the Erie liepiiblinfa , thus alluds to him: "Hon. KdAvard McPherson, Clerk ofthe National House of Representatives , is from this dfctrict, from which he was elected to Congress in 1800. At the close of his service in the H*nse, as a member, he was elected to his present position, in which he has maintained the exalted character he showed himself as possessed of while serving as a representative. Next to Schuyler Colfax, no officer of the House has been more popular than has Hon. Edward McPherson. His political manual has made the masses acquainted with him all over the land, as a clear thinker and systematic worker for the people. We have heard hira spoken of several times as Postmaster General in the next...
FORNEY'S WEEKLY PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
FORNEY'S WEEKLY PRESS. The Christmas number oi FORNEY'S WEEKLY PRESS will contain a very large variety of original first class reading matter. Among the forthcoming productions are the folloAving : "HOAV a Republican j Soldier Avon a Southern Avife on Christmas clay," by Col. John W. Forney, the I editor ; " The last Fly of the Season," by Hon. John Hickman ; " The History and Mystery of an Irish Wedding," by It. Shelton Mackenzie ; " Hans Breitmann's Christmas,"byCharlesG. Leland; "Done in the Dark," by A. E. Lancaster, and " Christmas under Fire," by Capt. W. W. Xevin. Many other articles, stories, po- j ems, and other productions, original and I selected, are also announced. We risk nothing in saying that the Christmas number of the Press will Ix- a literary production second to no other of its kind in this or any other country. !
CHARACTERISTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
CHARACTERISTIC. The Washington correspondent of the ; Boston Journal says: It is pitiable to behold the Democratic officeholders here, j Avho have been for months past denounc- i ing Grant, Colfax, Sumner, Butler, and j other Republicans in foul and despicable j language, HOAV cringing abjectly , and iin- j ploring "an era of good feeling," charae- i terizeel by no removals from office on po- j litical grounds. Like the British political ' parson, Avho cared not Avhether King or Parliament, Puritan or Papist ruled, so that he could remain Vicar of Bray, these place-holding weathercocks -will HOAV mount the Republican platform if they can retain their official livery. The Democratic Association here, asked humbly to lie permitted to parade with the Republicans in honor of Grant's-return. although bndies of colored men Avere to be iu the ranks.
HORRIBLE TRAGEDY IN PHILAB»A [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
HORRIBLE TRAGEDY IN PHILAB»A ¦arder of a Wealthy Lady. On Sunday evening, about ten o'clock, great excitement was created in the neighborhood of Tenth and Pine streets, Philadelphia, by the discovery of the body of an elderly lady lying in the yard of the spacious mansion at the northeast corner or Tenth and Pine streets. An investigation showed the body to be that of Mrs. Hill, a wealthy lady, who resided in the house. On examining the body it was found that-the brains had been beaten out with a poker, which was found covered with blood, and lying near the sofa where it was supposed Mrs. Hill was reclining at the time of the murder. Traces of blood were visible from the sofa to the window of an adjoining second story room, and on the lintel a large quantity of blood was discovered, caused evidently by the body being thrown out into the yard from this point. After the arrival of the officers the body was taken into the house with the assistance of the son-in-law of Mrs. Hill, ...
THE STATE OF MANHATTAN. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
THE STATE OF MANHATTAN. Il is proposed to create a IICAV State, to lie called Manhatten, and to be composed of the cities of N CAV York and Brooklyn, Kings anil several otherad joining counties, comprising about one third of the population of the present State of XCAV York. To create such a IICAV State, a bill for that purpose must first pass the Legislature of NCAV York, and then the Congress of the United States. Manhatten AVOUIII 1)0 intensely democratic—by seventy-live thousand majority, and the old State of XCAV York Avould be just as strongly Republican. That some measure is necessary to protect the people of XCAV York against the Avholcsale election frauds perpetrated CAvry year in the Avickedest city in the Avorld, is admitted by all. TAventy-live thousand aliens Avere naturalized just before the last election, who never Avent near the courts. In a single ward over IAVO thousand fictitious names were registered, ami voted by repeaters. The election was notoriously a fa...
THE REPUBLICANS OF THE DEMO- i CRITIC COUNTIES. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
THE REPUBLICANS OF THE DEMO- i CRITIC COUNTIES. Last week we referred to the system of Avrong and gross injustice on the part of the Republican majority of the Pennsylvania Legislature towards the one hundred and fourteen thousand true,Avell-triedand ever-reliable Republicans of the Democratic counties, during the last three or four years. We have since received several ably-Avritten communications on this subject from leadingRepublicansof Berks, Lehigh, York, Schuylkill and Xorthampton. We have space for only one of them, which appears in another column, and to which AA'C invite particular attention. At the last election, on the 3d instant, 342, 280 Republican votes were cast in Pennsylvania. Of this number, 227,300 Avere cast in the Republican counties, and 114,980 in the Democratic counties. These figures include Philadelpliia as a Republican city. But, as political parties are somcAvhat mixed there, and as a number of the Philadelphia Legislative districts are also repre...
THE PHILADELPHIA CUSTOM HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
THE PHILADELPHIA CUSTOM HOUSE. Conflict of Authority. The conduct of Andrew Johnson and his Secretary ' of the Treasury , toAvards Col. Cake, collector of the Port of Philadelphia, is extremely overbearing and offensive. For some time, efforts AA'ere made to effect the removal of Col. Cake, but all charges against him have fallen to the ground. His opponents—the copperheads, bread-and-butter scalaAvags, and Johnsonian lick-spittles, in the hope of making the collector's position so extremely disagreeable as to compel him to resign, have even attempted to take from him his clear and unquestionable right of appointing and removing his subordinates. A few months ago, McCullough, Johnson's Secretary of the Treasury, sent a list of about thirty names—copperhead roughs, of the Billy McMullin stamp—Avith directions that they should lx> appointed by the collector, Avho very properly refused to submit to such dictation. Just before the Octolxr election, the democracy became econ...
MAGNANIMITY. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
MAGNANIMITY. Let us hope that the incoming Administration Avill remember that although copperhead snakes cannot spring like the tiger, they can CIMAVI venomously, and undermine; that though these noisome; reptiles cannot throttle like the- Avolf, they can corrode and poison vitality until ele-atb ensues. Place-holding Democrats say that it Avould Ix; magnanimous for the Republicans to forget their friends and to caress their enemies! But is it magnanimous tn arm a beaten foe Avith implements for regaining their lost causeV The Democrats, cunning and shrewd, never evinced this species of magnanimity, but lost no time, after regaining poAver, in erecting their political guillotine. Let the Republicansprofit by the example, and let all Democrats now in office seek some other employment Avithout delay.
GRANT LN PHILADELPHIA. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
GRANT LN PHILADELPHIA. Gen. Grant spent IAA'0 or three days in Philadelphia, last AA'eek. He called to sec scA'eral prominent gentlemen, among others the Hon. Horace Binney, HOAV considerably over 80 years of age. On Friday he dined at the Union League, and Avas serenaded, in the evening, at the League House. He aftenvards attended the Opera at the Academy of Music for a foAV minutes, and was received Avith great applause. Xo speeches Avere made at the dinner, and the; party Avas altogether of a social character. He received all Avho called upon him Avith cordiality , but declined all public receptions.
GENERAL BUTLER. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
GENERAL BUTLER. Every patriot and loyal man Avill learn Avith sorroAV that Maj. Gen. B. F. Butler is lying very ill at his residence in Lowell , Mass. The telegraph states that his friends arc very much concerned about his situation, and great rears are entertained that he Avill not recoA'er. The death of Gen. Butler, at this time, Avould be a national calamity. —AVc are glad to learn, since the above Avas Avritten, that Gen. Butler's health is improving. Mu. J. C. WHITE , Avhile on his Avay to SAvatara colliery, Schuylkill county, " on Saturday last, with $15,000, - to pay the hands at that colliery, was Avaylaid by five Irishmen, mostly "Maguire ' s," who were after his money. A policeman named Klouser, Avho Avas Avith Mr. "White , captured one of them, after putting tAvo balls into him, and he is HOAV in jail. ONE day last Aveek, the horribly mutilated body of a man was found on the railroad between Watsontown and Dewart, Northumberland county. A pass was found on him b...
UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE. Let every citizen luiA'o a vote—Avhether Avhito or black. The men AVIIO declaim against it are actuated by prejudice—nothing else. Colored suffrage i* no novelty in our CominonAvealth. For a century and a half freedom Avas the, only condition of the ballot for the men of Pennsylvania. The Iloncselale Jttpitblican sketches so clearly and succinctly the history of suffrage in this State that Ave quote its trenchant paragraphs in full, admirable as they are in style and brevity: In 1682 William Penn promulgated "The Frame of Government" of l'tmnsylvaHia, under authority of the charter granted him by King Charles 11. In this document the right of suffrage is given, without restriction, to " the freemen of saiet province." In 1701 Pe.-nn granted what is known as the "Charter of Privileges." By this instrument the right of suffrage was broadly given to " the freemen of each respective county." The first constitution of Pennsylvania was adopted in 1776. The conven...
jfowt §tWA [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
jfowt \§tWA THE COURT — CONTINUED.— Thursday Afternoon: The counsel in the case of Barbara Boerger, indicted for the larceny of a kettle containing four pounds of butter, from Mrs. Susan Kautz, occupied the most of Thursday afternoon's session. The jury, on Friday morning, returned a verdict of not guilty. Geo. P. Colwell (colored) was charged with having stolen, in August last, from Amos C. Lehman, residing near Springville, some oats, butter, &c, and also a two bushel bag. It was proven that a pass book with ColwelTs name on it, was found in Lehman's stable, a short time after the larceny was committed; that a bag with Lehman's name on it was found at Oolwell's house, which Lehman said was the bag stolen from him. A large number of witnesses were examined for the defendant. It was proven that the bag had been in Col well's possession 'some eight months before the larceny, and that Colwell had obtained it lawfully; an alibi was set up, and several witnesses testified ...
t Communicated. ] "THE MINORITY COUNTIES" [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
t Communicated. ] "THE MINORITY COUNTIES" To THE EDITORS OF "FATHER ARRAIIAM."—Gentlemen: Your article on the position and claims of the Republicans residing in those counties in which they constitute a minority of the voters, Avas both just and opportune. Wo rejoice to havca champion whose position may make him influential, and secure for our cause a favorable hearing. We contend that AVC-! do our Avhole duty under more disadA'antage-ous circumstances than those Avhich surround our brethren of Lancaster, Chester, Allegheny and the other Republican counties of the State. They are sustained by the majority—they command all the local positions and patronage—eA-ery thing is favorable to them, and they have aid and comfort from which AVC are e-ut off. Being potential in logislatiA'o assemblies, and able to give votes for U. S, Senator, State' Treasurer, &c, &e., they are first served always by the State Committee, especially should its Chairman, Treasurer or other ...
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
THE MARKETS. Lancaster Household Markets. LAXCASTKR , Nov. 25. Butter, qp»> 80 (Early in the morning;afterwards45c,tend some at 40c.) Lard, W ft 18 AM Eggs, fldoz SS04O Beef, by quarter, lor front, V 11) 9@10 elo. do. do. hindquarters 11 @ 12 Small Pork, per quarter, for front 13 @ 14 do elo. elo. hindquarters 14 # 15 Turkeys, each 100 @ 300 (ieese, do 100 @ 140 Chickens, (live,) W pair, So @ 100 do™S(JreS8Cd-) each 30060 Sausages, ft lo 18 Q10 lieef, fUb 15 Q90 Potatoes, ft bus 90 @ 120 do. $half pk I2#15 Turnips, $1 half pk 5@ 8 Apples, V half pk 25 @ 35 Apple Butter, %l pt 20 @ do. ft crock w Honey in comb, %l 11) 35 @ 40 Ce>rn In thecal- , %l bus 90 & 100 Oats, ybag ofSbus 135® 175 . ».*. _ Heading Household Markets (From the Daily Kagle.) Buffer, w lb 50 0 55 Lard, 41B. 25 Eggs, fldoz 40 Live chickens, ff pair 00 @ 100 Potatoes, ft bus 75 @ 100 The Produce Markets. PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 24.—The Flour market is firm, and for gooel family grades there is ...
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
MARRIED. OROFF—Oiioi-'i". Nov. ll'th, at the Fountain tun Hotel, by IJev. .1. J. Strine, Amos H. Groff, of 1'equea, to Miss Fannie Groft", of Druinore. SHKEINEK—]Ii:ss. Nov. 19th, by Itev. Dr. Greenwald, Franklin L. Shreiner to Miss Barbara M. Hess, both of Manheim twp. WATERS—HAVEKHTICK. Nov. 19th, by llev. Dr. Greeinvald, Henry Waters to Miss Magdalena Haverstick, both of Lancaster. STERNS—MILLICAN Nov. 17th, in Hart twp., by Kev. J. M. Rittenhouse, J. Oscar Stearns, of Hartford co., Md., to Miss Ella Milligan, of Lancaster co., l'a. HERTZ—HIBSHMAN. Nov. l'.ltb, by llev. P. A. Gast, D. Khine Hertz to Miss Lizzie Hibshman, both of Ephrata township. FAHNF.STOCK—KiiLMAKER. Nov. I9th, by Kev. J. Isadore Mombert, D.D., Dr. H. A. Fahnestock, of Annville, and Emma Ellmaker, daughter of George Fahnestock, esq., of Lancaster. FRICK—LONG. NOV. 17th, by Rev. Edwin H. Nevin, Lewis P. Frick to Miss Chris tiana Long, all of Lancaster city. OODEN-STONER. NOV. 19th, by llev. Edwin H. Nevi...
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
DIED. KAUFFMAN. At Mecuauiosburg, Cumberland county, Mary, wife of the late Heujy H. Kautiftnan, formerly of this city. GILGORE. NOV. 3d, in this city, John Gilgore, in the 77th year of his age. TAOOART. NOV. 23el , at Kiiizer's, Miss Annie S. Taggart, daughter of the late Robert Taggart, esq., in the 19th year of her age. MOESCH. Nov. 14th , at Stroudsburg, Monroe county, Pa., Julius Moesch, of Lancaster, Pa., in the23th year of his age.
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
New Advertisements. pi ALL AND WINTER READY-MADE CLOTHING, FOR MEN AND BOYS. It AGEE A BROTHERS offer for sale the largest stock, at lowest 'prices, all of their own manufacture, Fine Dress Suits, Business Suits, Boys' Suits, Overcoats, from the FINEST ESQUIMAUX BEAVEB to good ordinary grade.
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 27 November 1868
New Advertisements. OVERCOATINGS—Black and Colors all grades. FRENCH COATINGS—Black , Brown, Dahlia. SILK MIXED COATINGS—Foreign and Domestic. CAS8IMBBES—New Styles. SOTS' WEAR—In great variety. LANCASTER COKM'Y SATTJN'ETS—In all color*, and warranted strong. Just received and for sale, at lowest prices, at IIA<;I; R & BRejTiiKlts.g nov 27-St*] FURS! 1-Tlls! FIRS! HAGEB & BBOTIIERS have Just received an elegant assortment of FANCY FURS FOB LADIES AND MISSES. Blink^Sable, Siberian Squirrel, Fitch, Ermine, AVater Mink, &c. _ „ ., —IN—Muffs, Collars, Eugenlas, Circulars , I Skating Muffs and Boas, I Swans' Down ami | Squirrel Ties, &c. S H AWL s, in great variety at IIAGER A BROTHERS. Open and Filled Centre Broche, Bistort Long Shawls, Fancy Woolen Long Shawls, Children's Shawls. MOURNING SHAWLS. BLACK THIBET LONG AND SQUARE SHAWLS, At Lowext Prices. J nilRISTMAS. AA'e offer as suitable for HOLIDAY GIFTS , A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF WATCHES, CLO...