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PteceUimcoiu. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
PteceUimcoiu. Written for FATHER AUIIAUAM. PAST, PRESENT AM) FITUIE. PART V. When we curry our imaginations and predictions forward one hundred years, considering the extraordinary progress we liave.iiiadcduring the past forty years, nothing, it seems, is impossible or too extra vacant. Taking fur granted that our Government will live, strengthen and improveit sell' fur a century to come, it is ;ut least an open and fair question whether or not all peoples and States throughout the world will ultimaU'ly heeome one people, and governed b y Hie one progressive republican system which we now enjoy onl y in its infancy. The great conflict between Liberty and Despotism; between the masses and their oppressor*, must terminate .some day, and that day, according to present indications, may not lie very far distant—the child may now occupy a place in the publie school who will live to enjoy citizenship under the one Government of the United World ! To enable us to form some idea as to ...
<$atlnr ^Imtbtim' * €Kp. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
<$atlnr ^Imtbtim' * €Kp. A NEW daily paper in Altoona is talked of. IOWA has one lious.inil six hundred miles of railroad. AFFKI'TATION is a greater enemy to the face than small p ox." WHAT is better than a promising young man ? A paying one. A PARTY of Swedes purchased Jfi.lMH.l acres of land in Kansas. ¦ A '• thousand dollarset" of Russia sable furs is oll'crcd for sale in New York. Till', shipments of Cumlieiiand coal (Bituminous) is the largest ever made. THE church-going people of Westport. X. V., hold "mush and milk sociables." Till', damage b\ the earthquake in California is betwecn ' ??:i."i0. ()0il and S-NXUXMl . "CONSERVATISM" now means negroshooting and school house burning in the South. RIPE strawberries were gathered on the .lames river. Va.. as late as the loth ot November. Tuoroit men boast ot ' holding the reins, the women generally tell them which way they must drive. A WESTERN farmer ha.- imported and set out thirty-six hundred apple trees, imported fr...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
1 ( ASH RATES OF ADVERTISING IN FATHER ABRAHAM. Ten lines ni Nonuiireil constitute a Square. V * 9* "5 - o • I ^ TIME ^ c" ^* s> ijO i i.ii r.. M . r/> tc " O ~ ; ci ¦ w - •• - - | „ j 1 week .... t 75 t 1 4(1 * i 10 > 3 50 * 8 00 ? 11 00 I 2 H-eekH... 12u 180 2 70 430 900 14 00 13 weeks... 180 '2 20 :i 30 « 00 10 00 17 0» ] 1 month... 1 75 i 60 3 00 7 00 12 00 20 00 2 months.. 2 75 4 00 6 00 10 00 20 00 33 60 1 . ¦eoi.tlis.. 4 00 o 00 9 00 IS 00 HO 00 65 00 on'.*.*. 7 00 1100 10 SO 25 00 40 00 7000 •ar 12 00 20 00 30 00 40 00 (0 00 120 00 Kmentors' Notice ^ $2 60 Ailniinistriitors' Notice 2 50 • \ssicnees' Notice 2 60 , Auditors'Notice ¦ l'&O SPECIAL NOTICES—Ten centH a line for the . first insertion, and Seven cents a line for each subsequent insertion. *" HEAI. ESTATE advertisements, Ten cents a line for the first insertion, anil Eive cents a line for each additional insertion. *« r.\LL KINDS OF JOB PRINTING executed with neatness and despatch.
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY, BT BAUCH & COCHRAN, Northeast Angle Centre Square , Lancaster. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. 1 copy, one year, 11.50 S coptet, (each name addretted ,) 7.00 Weoptet " " ls.oo 15 copiei " " ; 18.00 lOcepieii " " 22.00 And J1.10 for each additional subscriber. FOR CLUBS , IS PACKAGES . Soopiet, (to one address,) t 0.50 W copies " " 12.00 lb copies '• " 16.50 X copies " " 20.00 And tl.00 for each additional subscriber. *9-All subscriptions mnst invariably be paid in advance. .JOB PRINTING Of every description, neatly and promptly executed, at short notice, and on the most reasonable terms.
f MtfJJ. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
f MtfJJ. CHRISTMAS. 11V JEAN BONCOJCIt. When snow lies deep upon the ground, Ami winter winds are blowing, And on the hearth, with crackling blaze, The winter flres are glowing ; Then through the land a magic voice A pleasant song is humming, " Friends parted long shall meet ere long, For Christmas Day is coining." The school-boy hears it at his task, And his heart is lighter beating ; The plodding student lifts his head And thinks of a happy meeting ; To old and young, to rich and poor, The gentle voice is humming, " Friends parted long shall meet ere long, For Christmas Day is coining." Throughout U13 house a busy stir, The cook in glory reigning, The maids' soft dream of ihisletop, 'Midst graver cares disdaining; For. in her ears, the magic voice Another song is humming, " The Christinas pudding must be made, For Christmas Day is coming." Tho dreaming poet hears the voice, And it seems as bells were ringing, And angel choirs a Christinas song To all mankind were singing ; A...
STUART ON (JRAXT. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
STUART ON (JRAXT. Mr. Drviil Maciva, it Scotchman now in thi* country, paying a visit to Mr. ('eorge IF. Stuart, at his residence , in Philadelphia, while there lie had a delightful time, and wrote an account of it to a Scotch paper. We give the following extract : The slipper hell rang, and as we went down Mr. Stuart pointed to a white marble bust of ('eneral (irant, standing about half way up the stairs. '• That," said lie, " is to be our next President." Knowing him to be familiar with (irant, I asked him if tho General was as taciturn as lie was reported to be. "Quite," said Mr. Stuart. '¦ lie will sit here or in his own house, with friends round him , and scarcely utter a word. Uut he reads and thinks; lias a keen insight; answers wisely and without waste of words any question put to him, and knows when and how to act as well as any man in the country. Miss Stuart, who had spent some days with the General's family at Washington, bore the same testimony to his habit of sil...
REVOLUTIONARY RELH [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
REVOLUTIONARY RELH Among the relics of revolutionary times brought to light by the demolition of the old "Washington House," in Stamford, Ct., is the following letter from Benedict Arnold to General Washington : " NKW YORK, March 7, 1778. " SIR : I take this opportunity to inform Jrour Excellency that I consider' myself no onger acting under the commission of Congress, their last (here the words are Illegible) being my papers at "West Point, you, sir, will make such use as you think proper. At the same time I beg leave to assure your Excellency that my attachment to the true interests of my country is invariable, and that I am actuated by the same principle that has ever been the governing rule of my conduct in this unhappy contest. " I have the honor to be your Excellency's most obedieat and most humble servant, " B. ABNOLD. " His Excellency George Washington."
(0NK1ESS. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
(0NK1ESS. Both Mouses of Congress met at noon on Wednesday. After the api>ointnient of the. usual committees to wait on the President, and the House, a bill was introduced into the Senate, by Mr. Sumner, to secure to all, without regard to race or color, the elective franchise. Several other hills of no general interest, were introduced. The Senat" adjourned. In the House the usual committees were appointed to wait, on the President and the Senate. Three new members were sworn in. including our own representative. Col. Dickey. Several bill.-and r. ...>- lotions were introduced, among others, one looking to the amendment of the naturalization laws. Adjourned. The President notified both houses that he would send in his Annual Message on Wednesday. Both Houses held a short session on Tuesday. Nothing of interest transpired in the Senate. In the House, the# bill regulating the duties mi imported copper, came up in order. It passed after some discussion, by a vote ...
OUR CIRCULATION. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
OUR CIRCULATION. j Immediately after the result of tho Pres- ; idential election was announced, FATHER ! I AIIHAHAM , as a campaign paper, ceased to exist. After a suspension of one week , | we issued the first number of the present volume, commencing with anewsubscription list sending the paper only to those who have re-subscribed. Our success has ; been very good—better even than wc expected it would be under the strict cash system of "no pay no paper"—the onl y , svslom under which such an enterprise as ! our'scan be made a success. At a mini- ( 'ber of Post Olliees our list is even larger now than it was during the campaign, and subscribers continue to come in with every mail from various parts of the State. Since the twentieth of November, when thulirst number of the new volume appeared, our inenase of'subscribers has averaged over one hundred per lay, with a tendency now rather to increase than decrease the daily average. We feel much encouraged by this remarkable succ...
STAVC NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
STAVC NEWS. C IIESTKR OOUSTV: Mr. Jacob Chriatliian, .Ir., of East Coventry, was severel y gored by a bull, on Friday ' liefore last. A. faithful ' dog came to Mr. Christnian's aid, and probably saved his life. His injuries aresewe A young man named Ilartenstein, residing in Warwick township. whilst out gunning, accidently shot himself and immediately expired! It is supposed, that whilst g ling down a hill he stumbled over a stone and struck the lock of his gun. The load entered his head and neck Hev. I. N. Grier. D. I)., the aged pastor of the Presbyterian ('iiurch at Brandywinc Manor, resigned on account of infirmity; after having served as pastor of the congregation for fifty years \n aged colored man. whilst ' walking on the Itailroad near Parksburg, was struck by the Express train and had one foot crushed, leg broken, three lingers liken off and otherwise severely injured. lie will probably recover Klwood Hales, employed on the Railroad, near ('bad's Ford, was killed last...
STEAMBOAT COLLISION-LOSS OF LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
STEAMBOAT COLLISION-LOSS OF LIFE. MADISON , Ind., Dec. 5.—The Madison Courier says a terrible accident occurred on the Ohio river last night, at 11.30. The steamer United States, which was descending, and the America , ascending, collided at Kill's Landing, about two miles above Warsaw, on the Indiana side. The I'nited States had a quantity of petroleum on her guards. The America struck her on the starboard side forward of her steps, cutting.into her a considerable distance, and sinking her to about the main deck. In ten minutes lire was communicated in sonic way to the petroleum, and both boats were soop in (lames. It is said that from seventy-live to eighty passengers have been lost, including thirtyeight women who were on board of the United States. W. C. Taylor. Clerk of the America, after securing the books, register and valuables, went through the cabin, kicking in the doors of state-rooms. Through bis intrepidity no lives were lost on his boat. Mr. Foster and lady jumpe...
Col. (JEORfiE W. ALEXAXDEB. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
Col. (JEORfiE W. ALEXAXDEB. This gentleman, late. Assessor of Revenue, of Berks county, was last week convicted before the I'nited States court at Philadelphia, on a charge of defrauding the Government. The principal witnesse against him weres parties engaged iir the whisky business, who were themselves guilty of extensive and ' bare-faced frauds , which fact they confessed under oath. About a year and a half ago , one of them was accused of fraudulently taking whisky from the distillery, and Col. A., then the Assessor, did all in his power to enforce the law against him. Yet, notwithstanding these peculiar circumstances under which his principal accusers testified against him , he was convicted! The result of this trial puts Col. Alexander behind the iron bars of a gloomy dungeon, whilst others, who have confessed their guilt under oath, escape punishment, and arc moving unmolescd among the ''upper tens," enjoying the fruits of their extensive operations as members of the Whi...
A PROPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
A PROPOSITION. How to Save Thirty fire Thousand Dollars Well knowing that none but strictly honest and conscientious men were elected in Octolicr last to represent the people in the General Assembly of this State: and knowing that each niciiiK'i' elect sincerely desires to break up the system of peculation at Harrisburg, which has not only disgraced the State Legislature, but also cost the people hundreds of thousands during the last three or four years, we propose now to offer a lew suggestions, to the end thai we may assist our new and more honest representatives in pushing forward the good work of reform which they have so noblv resolved upon, i which fact, however, is not yet generall y known, i We propose to begin aw.iy down below —in the basement of the Slate Capilol — where there is a Very big leak, which demands immediate attention. We refr to the room-- or. for dignity sake we will call it the department where they fold, paste aiid put the wrappers round the Legislati...
IIAKKISBUKU PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
IIAKKISBUKU PAPERS. The 'I'diara/ili , published at Harrisburg, by George Bergner, Esq., is a good paper, and will be furnished to subscribers at the following rates: TERMS OF TIIK DAILY: 1 copy, one year, - - - - $ 0 00 5 coiiies, " in one package (per eopy,) 5 00 10 copies, one year, in one package, C per club J - - - - 45 00 1 copy, during tlie session of the Legislature, 1 50 10 copies, during the session of the Legislature, - - - - 10 00 TERMS OK TIIK WKliKLV: 1 copy, one year, - - - - $1 50 5 copies, " (per copv) - - 1 25 10 copies, " " ' - - 1 00 Clubs of from 20 to 50 will be furnished at lower rates. As the Telcijraphitt Republican all over, and gives full reports of Legislative proceedings, any one desiring to keep posted about the doings of their representatives, should subscrilie for it. The State Guard , also a Republican paper, at Harrisburg, is one of the best papers in the Commonwealth. It has just entered upon its second year, and has proven a remarkable suc...
"THE INDEPENDENT." [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
"THE INDEPENDENT." That admirable New York paper published by Henry C. Bowen, Esq., and edited by Theodore Til ton, Esq., assisted by ten other editors of ability, has entered upon the twenty-tisrt year of its existence, and commemorates the interesting event with a new font of type, and by adding a column to each page, and lengthening each column. The Independent is now the largest, as it is the best religious weekly in the country, and we recognize it ns a power on earth for the uplifting of the poor, the teaching of impartial justice, the rooting out of intemperance , the spread of a pure Christianity, and the salvation of men.
m ¦ — i FEMALE SUFFRAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
m ¦ —i FEMALE SUFFRAGE. The Kansas Stair Journal is in favor of female sull'rage. and enforces its views in a sort of woman's rights catechism, entitled a '" Plea for Women," from which we clip the three following questions : "Who was the greatest politician France ever produced ? Mine. Roland. "" Who is the most popular speaker in our country ? A woman—Ainu; E. Dickinson. "Who was the first to convey a pail of water at the recent tire at Topcka V A woman—Miss Sally Young. Could't Sally Young carry a printed ballot as easily as :i water-bucket ':" Till: Lebanon fm/r/'ir is misinformed in regard to lion. E. McPherson's connection with the Gettysburg Sim: lie is the principal editor, and bis vigorous and able editorials appear regularly in the columns of the paper.
¦ ^ * > ¦—FROM WASHINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
¦ ^ * > ¦—FROM WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON",Dee. S.—The President's Message was laid liefore Congress this afternoon at one o'clock. On the subject of reconstruction, constitution, rights of States.ifcc., the President simply repeats his "policy," in his usual style, without a single new idea. This part of the Message will he found, condensed, in another column. On the subject of Xational debt, the President says if it is to lie paid, retrenchment must be made in all branches of the public service. Judicious legislation and prudent economy is the only remedy. The President considers our foreign relations generally satisfactory. Minister Mc-Mabon has instructions to fully investigate the whole subject of the Paraguayan difficulties. Our relations with Mexico during the past year have been marked by increasing growth and mutual confidence. After referring to negotiations now pending on the purchase of the Island of St. Thomas and St. John, the President says : Comprehensive na...
— » m THE MESSAGE CONDENSED. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
— » m THE MESSAGE CONDENSED. That part of the President's Message which relates to our late National troubles, condensed, is substantially as follows: Gentlemen of the Rump: Anarchy prevails -caused by your arbitrary acts—your disregard of organic law. Your legislation during the last three years is a failure. It's unconstitutional. Virginia, Mississippi and Texs are yet excluded, and that's your fault. You have placed niggers over our white'brethreii of democratic persuasion, in the South, and this has destroyed the kindly relations heretofore existing betwixt the blacks and whiles -the masters and slaves—of the South. The whole country has been agitated. The federal constitution is the maijiui '¦Inula. Civil strife ceased in lSf'o. I went in with our fellows in the South to re-construct, and we agreed upon my policy, which was constitutional. I had the thing all cut and dry. But, you came in with your radicalism, and refused to go in for my way of fixing up things- just as...
JUSTICE TO WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 11 December 1868
JUSTICE TO WOMEN. Hon. F. E. Spinner, the J reasurer of the I'nited States, recommends in his report to Congress, that in the matter of salary the female clerks be put on equality with male clerks. The highest salary now paid to female clerks is siMKI. while male clerks receive SL'MMl, for 'the same services. There is no sense, reason injustice in this discrimination. It is a disgrace to the civilization of the age, and (ien. S pinner deserves the thanks of every right-thinking man. and woman too, for the stand he takes in this matter- -whether he be a benedict, bachelor or widower.