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Til A DDE I S S TE '/_ Y.S.' [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
Til A DDE I \S S TE\ '/_ Y.S.' "Wo were barely able lust week to announce and briefly refer to the great national bereavement—the death of the lirst American statesman, our late distinguished and honored representative, TIIADDEUS STEVENS. We almost shrink from the duty of referring to this sad event at all, for we must humbly confess our entire inability to do justice to the subject, or give anything like such a sketch of the glorious career of the Great Commoner as our readers have a right to expect. Within a very brief period of time, the people of Lancaster county have been called upon to committo earth the remains of two citizens of leading prominence during the late civil conflict in this country—JAMES BUCHANAN, Ex-President of the United States, and TIIADDEUS STEVENS , the acknowledged representative leader in the councils of the nation during the gloomy period of the greatest and most remarkable rebellion and terrific civil war known to the historian. In charity we pass...
C/i'iraetcristics. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
C/i'iraetcristics. Grant's peisonal habits and tastes are exceedingly simple. He despises the pomp and show of empty parade, and, in liis severe simplicity aim manly pride, he scorns all adventitious aids to popularity. He lives plainly himself, and cannot tolerate ostentation or extravagance in those about him. His mess was never luxuriously, though always bountifully furnished Yvith army rations, and such supplies as could be transported readily and easily in the limited number oi wagons that he permitted to follow his headquarters. His appetites are all under perfect control, lie is very abstemious, and during his entire AVestern campaign tic officers of his staff were forbidden to bring wines or liquors into cam]). He. has been represented as one of the most taciturn of men, and in one respect he is such. He never divulges his thoughts till they are matured, and never aspires to speech-making; and even in private conversation he falls into silence if he. suspects that he...
Copperhead Policy. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
Copperhead Policy. 3Iarion comity, Texas, is being actively camassed by the Democrats in " their peculiarly effective manner. One letter from Jefferson says: ••The moli of Ku-Kluxers go the rounds every night. The morning- question now is, -AVhat did the Ku-Khixers las' night!" They visited a simp last evening unit killed fine negro anil Leal another almost to dentil. The charge against the negroes was that t.hev woulil not akmdnii tlie Loyal League and join the Dcmueralie Club. The negroes arc hadly li-iglit-I'lieil. not knowing which of them will U> called upon next and killed. This mob of the Ku-Khtx is composed ehieflv of hoys about town. It is understood who they are." Another letter of subsequent date says : •¦ The killing goes bravely on." I.a.s! night two white men were killed at the same place where th.: ucgloe, -,ve!e the nigh: lietbre. There e.m ' -,. :;n doiii.; that llie same party is doing it ail. They ean lie identified, but those who know them are afraid...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. "MATCH 'EM." NA TIONA L TICKET. IV-'i I-i ¦- Gen. I'LYSSI-.S >. GRANT, 01" THE UNITED .STATES. Vice Prrxlilcnt: SOHUVLfCH COhl-'AX, OF INDIANA. STATE TICKET. Auditor General: Gen. J NO. F. HARTRANFT, OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY. Surveyor General: Gen. JACOB M. CAMPBELL, OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. COUNTY TICKET. Associate Judge r •JOHN .J. LIBHART, Marietta. Assembly : J>U. J. <'. GATCHKLL. MiirtiK. 0APT. W. W. HOPKINS, (Jitv. .IACOH (I. PKTE11S. Oonestoga. AAUON H. Sl'SMY, East Herupueld. District Attorney: GEORGE BRUBAKER, City. County Commissioner : .JACOB C. KHEADY, Manor. I'rison Inspectors : HEKRV POWNALL, Hart. M. H. SHIUK, West Coealieo. Directors of the Poor : GEORGE FRY, East Coealieo. CONRAD GAST, City. Auditor : GEOHGE W. MEHAFFEV, Marietta. _ , ^ *m~e—
mat ^orrtspoitbcncc [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
mat ^orrtspoitbcncc The Republican Invincible* of Philadelphia. HIGir OMPLIMF.NT TO FATHER AllRAnAM. It is well known throughout the country that as an influential and efficient working campaign organization, the REPUBLICAN INVINCIBLES, of Philadelphia, are NUMBEK ONE, and their re-organization for the present campaign, and the prominent position they occupy in the grand line of battle for the great cause of Nationality, Liberty and civilization, will exert a powerful influence throughout the country. The natural tendency of all active Republicans is to organize as the INVINCIBLES arc organized, and to light the great right as the INVINCIBLES are fighting. The highest compliment we have yet received for our feeble effort to work up Republican enthusiasm, is from this same organization, and at the risk of being pronounced selfish, we lay the following proceedings before the twenty thousand readers of FATHER ABRAHAM : HEUMJI'AKTEliS IlEP. INVIXCIIII.KS, ) Philadelpha, Aug. IT. l...
PRINCIPAL AGENCIES FOR FA THER ABRAHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
PRINCIPAL AGENCIES FOR FA THER ABRAHAM. Philadelphia—T. R. Callander, 3d and Walnut Streets: Riley and Sargeant, Pennsylvania R. R. Depot; D. B. Ream, 114 Albion Street; I. W. Richards, N. E. Sub. P O. Reading—Strickland & Bros, Penn Street, below Sixth. Harrisfruro—Samuel Sleg, Third Street; Montfomery & Fager, Market Street; Levi H. Funk, 'enna. Round House. York—Harry Adams, George Street; Hiram. Young, Main Street. "Bethlehem—Edward Miller. Easton—George Finley. Allentawn—Jos. W. Gross. Pottstovnv—Jos. W. Watch. Pine Orove—Geo.F. Kurtz. Hancock, Md.—H. Strausbach. Mauch Ckunek—Capt. John Shields. Schuylkill Haven—Wm. Daubert. BrookviUe— R. S. Hunt. Canton, OAio-,Dr. C. Garber. Shiremamtown—Steigelman & Pretz. Martinsburg—H. C. Nicodcmus. Waynesboro—E. W. Washabaugh. Hazleton—V. J. Rice. Sterling, III—D. B. Rock. Osceola, Clearfield Co—P. J. Woleslegel. PotUville—G. B. Snyder. Baltimore, Md—G. B. Rathfon, N. C. R. R. Somerset, Pa—Wm. B. Frease. Great...
m » m The Union as it Was! [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
m » m The Union as it Was! Schuyler Colfax, in a speech made among his constituents in 1864, when a candidate for re-election , said : But they say " we are for the Union as it was." I, too, am for the Union as it was, and the reason I denounce that speech of Alexander Long, and the reason I oppose the recognition of the Confederacy is because I will not consent that a single star shall be plucked from the azure blue of our national banner. They are to be there, and every star to represent a State. If you want any of those stars plucked out, and your flag trampled under foot, you should select some other man for Representative, for I never, no, never shall consent to it. But if these men mean by the Union as it was the hanging of men in Texas for daring to vote for the President of their choice, then I am not in favor of the Union as it was. If they mean the right to mob and murder men from the North because they believe in the Declaration of Independence, then I am not in fav...
The Successor of Mr. Stevens. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
The Successor of Mr. Stevens. The general impression among the leading Kcpuhlicans lu-re is that O. J. Dickey, a distinguished member of the bar of this city, will succeed in gaining the nomination fur Congress. Those men who were run by his especial friends for county offices last week, carried the county over all the opposition.— ( .'orrespimtlmt of tin: Philadelphia Inquirer. Newspaper correspondents, when they go abroad to gather news andfacts, should always be careful not to be made tools of by designing politicians and tricksters. The latter part of the above, stating that "those men who were run by his (Mr. Dickey's) especial friends for county offices carried the county over all opposition," as is well known here, is uncalled for and untrue. We know that Col. D. was an open and outspoken friend of Capt. Godshalk and Major Reinoehl, and in favor of their renomination as candidates for the Legislature. ^ ~«»-^— EXPLASATOKY.—Col. O. J. Dickey authorizes us to say that t...
| | a%r J^rafciHtt * §p$Ps - [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
| | a%r J^rafciHtt * §p$Ps - THE following mixture is recommended to the Democracy as good for the BLARES: Water, one table-spoon full; oil of vitriol, a half pint; red pepper, half pound; spirits of turpentine a half pint; whiskey, two quarts; ginger, one tea-spoonful; gin, one quart; alcohol, three pints; brown sugar, one tea-spoon full; lager beer, one pint; Zingari b.tters, one pint; esssence of peppermint, one ounze, and a sufficient quantity of whiskey to suit the taste. Dose : One gill every ten minutes until cured. THE Democratic papers have tried all sorts of means to ruin Grant's reputation, and now they are trying to make riepple believe that he took breakfast with Frank Blair the other day at Leavenworth. FRANK.BLAIR'S best hold would be to hold his tongue. THE difference between Grant and Blair is the difference between mum and rum. Blair was awfully inebriated day before yesterday. Gov. SEYMOUR says he has been "caught up by the whirling tide." That's what was th...
The Count// Ticket. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
The Count// Ticket. Candor compels us to say that we would have been better satisfied if the voters at the primary elections on Saturday would have re-nominated Major Reinoehl and Capt. Godshalk , simply because, as we firmly believe, they have been honest and faithful representatives during the last session of our State Legislature, and well deserved a second term , according to the recognized usages of the party, to say nothing of the honorable scars which these men carried home from the battlefields. But, as the ticket is nominated according to the forms prescribed, we will not refer to the means which were employed to bring about this strange and unexpected result! For the country's sake, we entreat every Republican to go to work and roll up at least seven thousand majority for Hartranft and Campbell in October next.
The Price of Presbyterian Eldcrn. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
The Price of Presbyterian Eldcrn. About the year 1852, Thaddeus Stevens, then representing this county in Congress, had a conversation with a member from one of the Southern States, who was, of course, a slave-holder, during which the latter endeavored to demonstrate that negroes of the South were better cared for and more civilized and christianized than those enjoying freedom at the North. Whilst Mr. Stevens listened very respectfully and attentively to what he said, the Southern gentleman remarked that one of his own slaves was a Presbyterian Elder, and worshipped at the same altar with himself. "Indeed!" said Mr. Stevens , "is that a fact—your own slave, did you say ?" " What I say is strictly true," the gentleman replied. " Well, well," Mr. Stevens answered, " I must admit, that is quite commendable. But, if you'please, tell me what is the average price of Presbyterian Elders down your way P'
Soldiers, Remember.' [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
Soldiers, Remember.' Let every Union soldier remember, when asked to vote for Seymour and the Blairs, that whilst they were at the front fighting the rebels, the Copperheads of Pennsylvania did all in their power to rob them of the sacred right of suffrage. When these Copperhead leaders talk about negro suffrage as outrageous, just remind them of the effort they made in 1861 to defeat the Amendment to the Pennsylvania State Constitution, assuring the right of citizen soldiers to vote. At the Constitutional Amendment election referred to, every Republican voted for the right of the soldiers, and every vote against the amendment was cast by the Copperheads. In Berks county they rolled up the regular Democratic majority against the soldiers, and to-day every niother's son of them insists upon the right of every rebel, every traitor, every perjurer, every bounty jumper to vote How many Union soldiers will vote for Seymour ? " Nix wtert!"
True to their Friend. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
True to their Friend. All who have heretofore entertained doubts as to the colored people's capacity for the responsible duties of full citizenship had their doubts removed on Monday, when thousands of them proved by their presence and excellent deportment that they know how to appreciate the nation's affliction, and the loss of their best friend in the death of THADDEUS STEVENS. They took their appropriate place in the line, and commanded that respect which is due to ALL MEN. GRANT & COLFAX.—We have received from the publisher, our friend Wm. B. Hall , a copy of his campaign work, entitled: "The lives of Grant and Colfax." It contains the Republican Platform, the Amended Constitution, the Tenure of Office Bill and Campaign Music in four parts. We take pleasnre in recommending this work to the notice of Republican Campaign Clubs throughout the State. Single copy, 25 cents. For sale by news agents everywhere. American News Company, General Agents, New York city.
Old Berks. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
Old Berks. On Wednesday of last week the Republicans of Berks county held their regular annual county meeting. It was decidedly the largest and most enthusiastic gathering of the kind ever held in Old Berks by either party, and entirely eclipsed the Copperhead pow-wow held there on the day before. Precisely at 1 o'clock, the appointed time for organizing the meeting, a large delegation of mechanics from the machine shops, mills and foundries of the city came marching in, followed by a delegation of boatmen, principally from the First Ward of the city. The meeting was called to order by J. Knabb, Esq., and organized by the selection of that staunch Republican, Capt. G. W. DURELL (the old " Durell Battery") President; George K. Whitner, Isaac Womelsdorf, H. S. Eckert, E. Shomo, Dr. T. Yardley Brown, J. B. Shaeffer F. P. Heller, and a number of other live Republicans as Vice-Presidents, and Harrison Maltzberger, Esq., Secretary, and Wm. M. Baird, Esq., chairman of a committee o...
The Campaign. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
The Campaign. From all parts of the country we continue to receive the most faltering assurances of a determination on the part of the Republicans to carry our banner to glorious victory in October next. All that is needed is work—thorough and efficient organization in every election district—to give at least twenty thousand majority for Hartranft and Campbell.
^ "^^—^ How Seymour Supported the Government. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 21 August 1868
^ "^^—^ How Seymour Supported the Government. At the Democratic ratification meeting held at Frankfort, Kentucky, one of the speakers—Captain Ed. Marshall—passed the following eulogy on Mr. Seymour : He was enthusiastic in support of Seymour, and gave his reason therefor. He said Seymour was nominated as a War Democrat for the reason that no other one could win. He was called a war Democrat, but he had never given any aid or mftport to the Government in the prosecution of the war when it could be avoidtd. In 1863, when the rebel troops were in Pennsylvania, and the, Government called on Seymour, who was then Governor of New York, to furnish troops to expel them, lie answered in the same manner, if not the same language, as the Governor of Kentucky in 1861, viz; that he would not send them. He did send them, however, for the reason that he could not do otherwise. _k _» -