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GOOD [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
GOOD The defeat of Dixon, ex-Senator from t/onnecticut, for the lower House of Congress in Connecticut on Monday last, is specially gratifying. He was one of the •coadjutors of Doolittle and Cowan, who went with Andy Johnson in 1806, and although the District in which he was a ¦ candidate was represented by a "Demo crat'' in the last Congress, and went for Seymour last fall, he was repudiated an Monday. Served him right!
BE CAUTIOUS [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
BE CAUTIOUS Wc would advise the gentlemen who are candidates for nomination next fall in Lancaster county, to be very cautious in their movements. Don't be "setting up" things too soon. There is trouble ahead among those who say they own things , and some of them having "dirtied themselves for nothing" heretofore, are looking wise, and threatening divers terrible things. The people, too, are looking about them, and may play "everlasting «mash" with slates and "sich." Be cauttious, and look sharp!
COPPERHEAD STATE CONTENTION [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
COPPERHEAD STATE CONTENTION The "Democratic" State Committee of Pennsylvania met on Tuesday of last week, at Uarrisburg. After a long discussion the committee agreed to call a State Convention, for the nomination of Governor, on July 14, in Uarrisburg. It is claimed that this delay was secured by the friends of Gen. McCandless, a cand i - date, who claims that in that time they can show the hands of Gen. Cass and the Hon. Asa Packer, with reference to certain legislation that has been presented bo/ore the present Legislature, and which was detrimental to the interests of Pennsylvania. These fellows are wrangling among themselves about a candidate for Governor, just as if they stood an earthly chance of success. Poor devils—they can't believe that they are "played out."
FBOM VICTORY TO YICTOBY l-Connecticnt, Ohio, Michigan! [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
FBOM VICTORY TO YICTOBY l-Connecticnt, Ohio, Michigan! Whilst State after State is recording its vote on the great constitutional amendment—the glorious Republican finality—the people are coming up to the work everywhere, winning new Republican victories at the ballot box. In Connecticut, as everywhere, the amendment was made the issue, and the result is the election of the Republican candidate for Governor by from 500 to 1, 000 majority, against 1,700 democratic majority last year; a gain of two members of Congress, and a, majority in each branch of the Legislature— twenty on joint ballot, which places Connecticut on the right side of the great amendment. Municipal elections in Ohio and Michigan also indicate large Republican gains. The whole country is Republicanized—every citizen, without regard to race or color will very soon enjoy perfect equality before the law.
A BOMBSHELL [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
A BOMBSHELL Senator Billingfelt threw a bombshell into the camp of the plunderers last week, by his proposition in the Senate , when the Appropriation bill was before that body, ts anticipate the payment of the public indebtedness. The effect of this would be W withdraw from the custody of the State Treasurer nearly a million of dollars, on which he could make quite a handsome "pile," and apply it in advance to the purpose for which it should be used. The fluttering among the "elect" is said to have been very marked and rather amusing, but they had to stand it , and into the bill it went , for the proposition was so fair and proper that they dare not vote it down. Efforts will be made to strike it from the bill in the committee of Conference. BilUngfeltmeang business, and ifthat istonference Committee should report the tall without the amendment , it will not be A^ tif the U1U» not knocked into "smithereens," as it ought to he. We •hall watch the matter with interest , and Our...
POLITICS AND POLITICIANS [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
POLITICS AND POLITICIANS It has become fashionable, on the occasion of every change in the administration of the National Government, to denounce "politicians ," that term being made to include all who take any part in the organization of political parties. It might be asked what would become of a Republic without parties and party organizations? One is essential to the prosperity of the other. Parties and party organizations arc the schools in which the people are educated in the principles of self-government, and taught to take an interest in national affairs. If all men were politicians in the true sense of the word, and took that deep interest in public matters which is incumbent upon the citizens of a free country, U, would be much better for both country and people. Every man ought to attend primary meetings , and labor to make good nominations. Those who do attend to their duty in this respect, and labor for the success of the principles which they believe to be essen...
THE FEDERAL APPOINTMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
THE FEDERAL APPOINTMENTS. The most important government appointments for Eastern Pennsylvania, have been made. The most prominent, and decidedly one of the best that could have been made, was that of Hon. Henry D. Moore, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia. The Surveyor of the Port is E. O. Goodrich, Esq., of Bradford county. For United States Marshal, our friends, "Jolly" Jack Hiestand, of this city, and Major George M. Lauman, of Reading, were considered the prominent candidates with chances in favor of the former. But they happened not to be about when the appointment came to be announced, as the prize was carried off by Gen. John Ely, of Doylestown—a very excellent, competent and deserving man, by the way. William II. Barnes, has been appointed Collector of Revenue for the First District, William , R. Leeds, for the Second District, Capt. O. A. Luckenbach, for the Eleventh District, and Geo. C. Evans, for the Third District. John B. Kenney, has been appointed Assessor fo...
A PEN PICTURE [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
A PEN PICTURE The following from the Reading Dispatch is graphic and life-like, and may reflect a countenance familiar to people in this locality. It is at least worthy of careful study: " Some men are Republicans from principle; such we delight to honor; others are Republicans for pay. This latter class are like devils hanging around the sacramental board of a country Methodist Church ,where the bread Is said to be served unsparingly and hard eider is used more frequently than wine. These devils will shout "homnnal hosanna!" so long as the bread and cider hold oat, but the moment that is gone they want to steal the sacrament set, table-cloth and all, and will refuse to shout " hosanna " again until the CUM are replenished and fresh bread is again introduced to their mouths by the ever indulgent conscientious members of the household of the Lord. Paid Republicans are like paid devils. Neither of them are of any Talus. Old Satan hates the one; honest men despise the other. " We...
BAD FOR COPPERHEAD* [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
BAD FOR COPPERHEAD* It is said that a Vigilance Committee has been organized on a firm basis in the . city of New York, that it is composed of numbers of the lx:st men in the city, and that it is determined to sec the murderer Real hung. It is publicly declared that if all legal measures for the punishment of theft, murder and crime of all grades fail, the Vigilance Committee will take the cases in hand, and sweep the murderers and thieves out of the city. That course will materiall y reduce the "Democratic" majority in that almost God-forsaken city.
THE FAT IN THE FIRE [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
THE FAT IN THE FIRE Rumors are floating around of a commotion in the (tamp of the Thugs. It seems that the Inquirer firm does not work well, and there is in consequence trouble in the "Soldiers' Monument." The arrangements for the offices next fall cannot l)c made to suit all parties, and criminations and recriminations are the order of the day. Then, too, the Congressional canvass last fall affords a prolific cause of disputation. The amiable editor-in-chief'of the Thug organ pitches in all around , and his disappointment rankles and festers, and at certain times he tells tales , aud has even gone so far as to caricature some of the chief Thugs. The redoubtable George—he of the " Green Bag"—the ornament of the Lancaster bar—figures conspicuously in the group, which the said organ-grinder, on special oeca.sto>is,exhibit8 to hisjovial companions. A "sly fox," with spectacles , who grinds another kind of an organ—who is, in fact, in the organ business—is represented in ...
POOR DEVILS [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
POOR DEVILS The Intelligencer, and other Copperhead journals, grow very lively over Republican disagreements and predict a schism in the Republican ranks. "The wish is father to the thought." They have been talking that way for the last seven years. Just now there is no indication of a difference of opinion, however small or upon however indifferent a matter, among our representatives in Congress, that does not afford them encouragement. The struggle over the Civil Tenure law they magnify into a cause of quarrel which is not only to continue, but to grow into enormous proportions, as a stumbling block of offence between the President and Congress. General Butler, who a few months back was "the beast," is now mentioned with respectful admiration, and hopes based upon his leadership in the House as likely to lead to new complications and quarrels. General Grant has the face-ache caused by a decayed tooth, and we arc told he is being hurried to the grave by the contentions and ...
THE DEATH OF tiEN. PHIL. KEARNEY [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
THE DEATH OF tiEN. PHIL. KEARNEY We are informed by a prominent lawyer of this city, that while sojourning in Amboy last night, he passed a pleasant hour in company with a former rebel officer, who was attached to Stonewall Jackson's division of the Confederate army during the war, and who related an interesting reminiscence of the death of General Kearney, of which sad evept he was an eye witness. " The gallant Kearney," he said, "received his death wound from a private in my command, and when he fell from his horse, I hastened , with many others, to the point where he lay, not supposing that his wound was a mortal one. Just as we reached his body, however, his limbs gave one convulsive quiver, and then all was over. Seeing that he was a Major General, word was sent to headquarters to that effect, and General Jackson coming to the spot immediately, gave one g lance at the dead officer's features, and exclaimed, " My God, boys, do you know who you have killed? You have shot th...
UEORtfE S. TWITCHELL. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
UEORtfE S. TWITCHELL. Confession of the Sentenced Murderer -Mrs. Twitckell Accused of Killing Mrs. Hill. Considerable excitement was caused throughout the length and breadth of Philadelphia, on Saturday lust, by the announcement that George S. Twitchell, Jr., now tinder sentence of death for the murder Of Mrs. Mary E. Hill, had made a written confession, in which he directly accused his wife, Camilla Twitchell, of committing the murder, and acknowledged that be aided her in throwing the body out of ttie window. It wfti be remembered (hat Twitchell has steadily denied all along, that he knew anything whatever of the murder, and that himself and wife were in bed at the time the tragedy occurred. On Thursday last, however, Twitchell intimated to Rev. George Bringhurst, his spiritual adviser, that he desired to make a statement in relation to the murder , and imparted some information at the time to the Reverend gentleman, that the latter kept to himself. On Saturday morning by ap...
HON. B. F. WADE ON THE EQUALITY OF ALL RACES BEFORE THE LAW. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
HON. B. F. WADE ON THE EQUALITY OF ALL RACES BEFORE THE LAW. Hon. Benj. F. Wade, of Ohio, has written a letter in reply to an address from the National Executive Committee of Colored Men. In the course of this letter, Mr, Wade utters the following noble sentiments: It is true that for more than thirty years, whether in the Legislature of my own State, as a Judge upon the Bench, in the Senate of the United States, or in private life, I have, with resolute and determined purpose, labored to bring the Constitution and laws of my country into harmony with the laws of God, who " is no respecter of persons." Equality befor the law aad exact justice to all men, without respect to race, color, or nationality has been the polar star to guide me in slimy efforts, and the prise for which I have fought. Nor am I csnscious that I have ever during that time subordinated those great principles to any other, or compromised them for any other cosideration whatever. Yet I claim no special merit...
OUR HARRISBUBtt LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
OUR HARRISBUBtt LETTER HAlUitSBUSO, April 7, lflHP. Jjeqr Father Abraliam: We are having tmsy times here, and legislation is being put through at a frightful speed. • THE APPKOPRIA.TIOX HILL Was disposed of by the Senate on Friday bat, and is now with the Conference Committee. Several very wholesome amendments Were added, on motion of your indefatigable Senator, Mr. llillinafelt—one abolishing entirely the franking privilege. The good results that will accrue from its adoption are two-fold—It saves a large sum to the treasury in the matter of j ostage alone, and will, at the same time, dispense with the expenses incident to the publication of a large number of useless documents. The most important amendment, however, is the following : The 21st Section of the bill reads: " For the payment of the interest on the funded debt of the Commonwealth, which will fall due on the first days of July and August, Anno ©©mini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, and the first days of ...
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WASHINGTON NEWS AMI GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
WASHINGTON NEWS AMI GOSSIP. [¦ fl.l.KI> Kll'VM vAmors SOUIK'K.-..] The Attorney (*eneral decided that Mr. Halsey being engaged in the manufacture of patent leather, is ineligible under the act of 1780 for the position of Register of the Treasury, and accordingly Hon. John Allison, formerly member of Congress from Western Pennsylvania , was to-day nominated by the President. The decision of Mr. Hoar is ridiculed by almost everybody, and as Secretary Boutwell is engaged on his farm in Massachusetts in the manufacture of butter and cheese , it is not impossible the point will be made that he too is ineligible under the same act. Mr. Halsey dtanot want the Registership, and personally is not sorry to be ruled out, though he was willing to accept it for the,— purpose.pf aiding the Secretary in reorganizing " the Department. The Senate haa a brief Executive session and Senator Kellogg, of Louisiana, formerly of Illinois, called up General Longstreet's nomination as Surveyor o...
STATE NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 9 April 1869
STATE NEWS YOKK COUNTY.—Measles among the youngsters of York D. M. Henry's ice cream manufactory in North Codorus , near Bol t's Station, was destroyed by fire a few days ago John W. Seeley was arrested in York recently, on a charge of poisoning his father-in-law , James Robinson. Since his arrest, however, a chemical analysis of the contents of deceased's stomach, failed to discover the least poisonous substance, whereupon the man was promptly discharged A young man named Graft, of Manheim township, was arrested one day last week and committed to prison, under a charge of having stolen money About two years ago, a son of Simon Geist, a resident of IIella.ni township, York county, had his thigh bone fractured b y falling from a cherry tree. The lad again injured his leg about six months ago, by jumping, and mortification of the bone was the consequence. On Monday an operation was successfully performed by Dr. IIinkle of Columbia , and Dr. Rewait of Wrightsviile, removing from ...