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J|it%r l^rstfytm's »bip». [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
J|it%r l^rstfytm's »bip». A WORKING Republican organization styled the "True Lights," has been formed in Freeport, 111. The Club is divided into two departments—civil and military. A sergeant for every ten men will be elected, and all officers are elected for a term of two months. The uniform of the military department consists of an oil cloth cap of the navy pattern, with a red, white, and blue band, the officers wearing the usual military insignia distinguishing rank. ON Saturday three or four members of Congress were chatting in one of the Committee rooms on the coming campaign. Senator Saulsbury, in speaking of the Democratic Convention in July, ' said: "If they nominate Chase, I suppose I must support him, but I'll be a if I won't make a fight before I see Sumner put on the ticket with him for Vice President." CHASE'S chances for the Democratic nomination are said to gain strength daily. The Eastern men have dropped Hancock, the Penttetonmen ttrgttuperel, hut will yield t...
A nord to the Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
A nord to the Soldiers. Let there be an organization of sol- I diers in every township in the country, j having its regular meetings during the campaign, and " fight it out on the old Union line." Let the memory of your i past nnity of thought on political subjects animate you, and remember that it was the Republican party that gave you sympathy and aid, and the Democratic party that voted the war a failure, voted against giving the soldier a right to vote in the field, and called j - ou by all the names in the catalogue of contempt and insult. In no way can so good service be done as by uniting the soldiers , and thus fostering the old feelings of loyalty to the country and grateful adherence to the party that was with us in the great struggle. Then, " Attention, men!" m » »
Grant's Vicksburg Dinner. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
Grant's Vicksburg Dinner. The Daily Citizen, published at Vieksburg before the fall of that place, in its issue of July 2d, 1803, contained the following : "ON DIT.—That the great Ulyssess—the Yankee Generalissimo, surnamed Grant—has i expressed his intention of (lining in Vicksburg on Saturday next, and celebrating the Fourth of July by a grand dinner, and so forth. When asked if he wonld invite General Jo. Johnson to join, he said, " Xo! for fear there will be a row at the table." Ulysses must get into the city before he dines in it. The way to cook a rabbit is, ' first catch the rabbit,' &c." Two days later—on the Fourth of July, 1863—this same " Yankee Generalissimo," did partake of an excellent dinner in "Vicksburg. His next big dinner , Will be on the 4th of March, 1869, in the ' White House.
v Sherman on, Grant. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
v Sherman on, Grant. Iii a letter to General Grant, just after the latter had been appointed Lieutenant General, dated ''Memphis, March 1(1 , 1804,'' General Sherman writes as follows : ¦• I bt-lieve you .ire as brave, patriotic and just as the great prototype, Washington—as unselfish, kind-hearted and honest as a man should lie—hut the chief characteristic :s the simple faith iu success you have always mai.ifi'sted, which 1 can liken to nothing els? than the simple faith the Christian has in the .'saviour. 'I his faith gave ymi victory at Shilnh and Vicksburg. Also, when you have completed your best preiioratioiis, you go into battle without, hesitation, as at Chattanooga—no doubt*—no reserve—and I tell you that it was this that made us act with confidence. My only point of doubt was in your knowledge of gaud strategy and of books of science and Listoiy; but I confess your common sense seems to have supplied all ' these.'' General Halleck never liked General Grant, but in the...
Civilisation or Jlarbartsm ' : [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
Civilisation or Jlarbartsm ' : — ¦¦ ¦ The difference between the two parties is not the mere question of reconstruction, of debt, finance, suffrage or any one or more particular measure. It is, whether this country shall be ruled by the party of intelligence, character, civilization and progress, or, whether the Government shall be surrendered to a mob of repudiators, black-legs, prize fighters and shoulder-hitters , under the lead of such an irresponsible and God-defying wretch as Brick Pomeroy! Go to a meeting of people called to promote the cause of education, morality, religion, science or humanity, and our word for it, you will find that nineteen twentieths in attendance are Republicans. Look into the gambling hell, the prize fighters ring, the conclave of pickpockets, the low groggery, and the den of prostitution, and you will find nineteen twentieths of them boasting of their Democracy ! The question is soon to be decided by the people of the United States for all time,...
Schreckenxeiten in Old Berks!—Attention! Heidleberg Brigade! [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
Schreckenxeiten in Old Berks!—Attention! Heidleberg Brigade! I The great Gibralter of Democracy—I old Berks—is in danger 1 The famous I Heidelberg Brigade is ordered to the j front! "Beast Butler" and John A. Logan, with an army of live hundred , thousandli ugly niggers "are supposed to i be marching towards the classic territory 1 of; " Alt Barricks.'' The alarm is sounded by the Reading Eajle on Saturday a i week, as follows: " Americans, are you not aware that Bea*t Butler may at any time sei;:e and imprison any one of you. to be held during his pleasure iu a I dungeon, wliere you will see no friendly face, j and where you inhale disease with every j breath! * * * " White ui--.i of Berks c cutty, the Kiln-alter if Democracy, it is yo»r duty to lea.l the way in this movement. * * * •• Let Democrats and Conservatives form circles, chilis or organizations, the members of which are strum to protect each other against Radical violence and arbitrary arrests, even by force of arms...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
I j j .TERMS OF . j FATHER ABRAHAM. Invariabl y in Advance ¦ One copy to one address . .$ .73 live copies " " 3.B0 Ten " " " 0.30 Fifteen '• " S.SO Twenty " " 10.OQ And SO cents for evert/ additional subscriber ocer twenty. Address, RAUCH & COCHRAN, Editors and Publishers, Lancaster, Pa. How to Send Money. In remitting money by mail, the safest way to do so is by Draft, or Post Office money order; and when neither of these can be had, send in" Registered "Letter. We would call the special attention of I our friends to this notice.
" We are Coming, Father Abraham !" [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
" We are Coming, Father Abraham !" We put our third issue to press this week with a list of paid subscribers of over TWENTY-SIX HUNDRED , and clubs are just beginning to come in. Indeed, we are only commencing the publication of the most popular Republican campaign paper in the country, for at our present rate of increase, we will have Forty Thousand subscribers by the first of August next. No similar enterprise ever met with such wonderful success. Twenty-six hundred subscribers to a weekly paper are in most cases gathered after years of effort and earnest devotion to business. Our twenty-six hundred subscribers rushed in upon us in the short space of three weeks, and without other effort on our part than simply getting up a live and efficient paper. What our circulation will be next week remains to be seen. j
" Old Thad" at the South. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
" Old Thad" at the South. | Thaddeus Stevens, a man havingstronger friends and more bitter enemies than any other in all the land, occasionally, because of his courage and honesty, wins a tribute like the following, which we take from the Galveston (Texas) Bulletin: " While we disagree with him and disapprove of many of his projects, we cannot but admire his terrible earnestness. Xo man not thoroughly convinced of his own rectitude and of tbe Innate wisdom of his acts, would, day by day, follow them out with such intense anxiety while the clods of the pave were crumbling beneath bis feet. Day after day he totters or is carried into the House, straining the brittle thread of life—for the purpose of accomplishing a political act—an act Com which he can gain no possible good, but which he professes to believe necessary for the good of the country and of its people. Xo man can read the daily reports of Congress, and doubt the honesty of this old man, nor the pureness of his motive...
w — H w —- Boor Devil*. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
w — H w —- Boor Devil*. No higher compliment has been given for a long time than the action of the Democracy in seeking a candidate among the refuse material «of the Republican choice at Chicago. When they come into our ranks to select a nominee for President, it is a confession of weakness and poverty never before made by a respectable organization. What is it that is wanting in the Democratic party, and which they seek outside , brains, or honesty, or loyalty.
<m m —¦ New Process of Making Democrats in an Hour! [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
<m m —¦ New Process of Making Democrats in an Hour! i j ! I ! ! Take i sheet post paper—print on one ' . side of it a certificate of naturalization—! stamp it with the seal of the Court of j Common Pleas of Luzerne county—sign 1 it "M. J. Philbin—pr. J. B,"—soak it in J strong coffee ten minutes—dry it by a ; shanty fire—insert the name of "John Casey "—have it given out by" Mark Leddy," and vote on it for " S. T. Shugart," or any other Democrat. If "Casey" should be called upon to tell how he voted, and does tell, MURDER HIM! Let the above be strictly followed in all the election districts of Pennsylvania, and if you are not detected, you may be sure of a decided Democratic majority. ^^ ^
Organise. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
Organise. Now is the time to organize. Take time by the forelock. Delays are dangerous. GRANT and COLFAX clubs should be formed in every elect 1 n district. Let no private jealousies 01 politican rivalries prevent our Republican friends from doing this at once. The peril to our country is too great, the issue too important to be interfered with by affairs of secondary importance. Let every man put his shoulder to the wheel and work with unflagging energy until the great military chieftain and most accomplished statesman of the age, GRANT and COLFAX, the triumphantly elected to the first andsecond offices within the gift of the American people.
After the Darkic*. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
After the Darkic*. One of our Southern exchanges contains the following: '• The Democrats in Baton Kouge gave a grand ball to the colored population who voted the Democratic ticket, to be followed up by a torchlight procession, with speeches f:om colored oratois." What says the Lancaster Inieitiycnccr, or that other ferocious nigger-eater, the Reading Eagle to this colored Democracy of the South? If there were two or three hundred colored voters in Lancaster, two-thirds of our Copperhead politicians would even claim some African blood! m m ¦-
" The Batcher!'' [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
" The Batcher!'' " The azure-backed butcher," is the name applied to Gen. Grant by tbe La Crosse Democrat. We suppose "the boys in blue "' were all " azure-backed butchers," in Pomeroy's estimation. Under the head of Grant they will " butcher" the Copperheads politically, as bad as they did the Rebels physically. There will be an awful slaughter of the Ku-Klux Klanners at the polls in November.
All For Grant. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
All For Grant. General Grant is supported by every illustrious soldier- in the Union—Sherman, Meade, Sheridan, Sickles, Geo. H. Thomas, Hooker, Pleasanton, Mc-Dowell, Canby, Emory, Scholield. Mower, Ord, Halleck, Kilpatrick, Logan, Rawlings, and a host of volunteer generals, many of whom have heretofore been Democrats. General Hancock is the onlyi'cfelly^miuent officer who seems willing to train with the anti-war Democracy.
The Colfax Family. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
The Colfax Family. There are so many children in Indiana named after Schuyler Colfax, that all the stone cutters in the State keep grave stones on hand carved , " Sacred to the memory of Schuyler Colfax ," ready to insert the patronymic in the blank space when the order is given after the funeral. —
m ^ v The Fierce Democracie. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
m ^ v The Fierce Democracie. How the fierce Democracie make their, soldiers now the following letter to the Washington Chronicle discloses: Sin: Having noticed in the National Intelligencer of the ."jth instant a long and brilliant array of generals and colonels uniting in a call for a soldiers' convention, and fearing that a majority of these self-constituted leaders may be unknown to Union soldiers, I have taken the trouble to look up their real rank and record as found on the official volunteer army register. I hope to receive tbe thanks of that paper for thus enabling it to correct the many errors these gentlemen have led it into by assuming fictitious titles, and hope that the names of these delinquents may be stricken from the roll, and give place to real generals or colonels. I would also suggest that men who have served throughout the war may be substituted for tbe large number of officers who, it will appear, left the field when the fighting was about to begin : ] r...
POLITICAL. [Newspaper Article] — Father Abraham — 19 June 1868
POLITICAL. WB are authorized to announce the name of GEO. BRUBAKER as a Candidate for DISTRICT ATTORNEY, subject to the decision of the people at the Republican Primary Election on SATURDAY, the 15th day of AUGUST, 1868. WB are authorized to announce that BENJAMIN F. BAER, of the City of Lancaster, will he a candidate for nomination for DISTRICT ATTORNEY, at the ensuing primary meetings of the National Union Republican party of Lancaster county.