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THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT,
L, a. GOUXD, Editor.
July 17, 1873.
Our Political Condition.
Tlie present condition of politi
cal Hfiairs, is, in tome reppec's,
withoiit u pnraUi'l in the history
of onr conntrj'.,. There in a depth
and strength of conviction among
the masse.", that some mnve must
lie innde to wrest power from the
hands of those who have most
shamefully betrayed high trnsts,
which already seriously alarms
the leaders of Iho dominant par
ty. The old catch -criea,to which
crowds used to rally, are power
less. The country's workers
pause in the midst of their unre
quited labors to inquire why it is
that pet corporations grow richer
while the great working world,
day by day, grows poorer? Turn
ing to Congress, they behold the
Representatives of the ruling par-
ty,with their hands in the Treas
ury, more eager to steal out back
pay for themselves, than to ligV-
ten the load that is crushing
their constituents. They behold
the Chief Executive signing in
shameJess haste, the bill authori
zing the steal, because its provi
sions within the next four years,
will place one hundred thousand
dollars in his private coffers.
Looking a little more closely into
their own affairs, they find local
taxation more than twenty-sine
times as great to each individual
it wa in llm o-rtrtd nld itavs of
, . . f
1840. Examining the tables of
the increase of population they
find its ratio deceased by four-
fifths. Is this the feast to which
. . j
the great party in its better and
purer dayB invited the laboring
men of Ojio? Is this the fruit
age of all those promises,turning
like Dead Sea apples to ashes on
the lips? Let as look in another
direction. "We can all well re
member, how years ago, when
"wild war's, deadly blaBt was
blown, and gentle peace return-
ing," aftde glad all hearts, the
party in power promised a re
construction policy which should
bring into harmonious and pros
perous relations the States, which
they said never were out of the
Union. From that day to this
the dominant party has held the
reins of power. What do we be
hold in the South? The people
plundered by a reckless horde of
carpet-baggers to such an extent,
that ten great States have not
been ab.le,for the last three years.
to pay the interest on their bonds
issued since the war, the bonds
of some of them beggiug a pur
chaser at fourteen cents on the
dollar; the people impoverished
by war, br5ken completely down
by a system of taxation, beside
which that of the Colonists in
oar , ante-revolutionary days,
would not be atirop in the back
et. Remember we 'are no v in
the second term of Grant's ad
ministration. Look at our nublic
debt statement. Even the "truly
good man'' of the Cincinnati
Gazette calls for each a change
of 8yste:i in keeping public ac
counts, as will enable the press to
say from the official reports, what
the real balance of the nations
indebtedness is. Let us call spe
cial attention to another matter.
We speak to and in behalf of the
Agricultural interests or our
country, and at the threshold of
this branch of what we have to
say, we hold up the brazen re
cord of the dominant party which
has falsely claimed to bo the
friend of the working men. It is
time now for plain talk, and we
shall not skulk from hard facts.
Look at the great Agricultural
interests ot the country strangled'
between railroad monopolies on
the one handand a high protec
tive, tariff on the other. What
administrations but those of the
dominant, party have lavished
public lands upon railroad Com
panies until the country is justly
alarmed at such profligacy, and
whose administrations have iu
isstcd upou protection to the
iron interests, nntil there is not i
an agricultural implement of any j
kind, upon which the farmer
must nit pay a heavy tribute to
the pig iron princes? American
manufactured iron finds a market
in Staffordshire, and "utcher,. a
larjfe owner in American, mines
lays down American iron at his
immense manufactories in Slief
field. We have not j'et forgotten
how one House of National Re
presentatives, a year or two ago,
from a depth of hcmiliation,
shame and disgrace never reach
ed before or perhaps since, ex
cept in the Credit Mobilier and
grub swindles admitted that the
Lobby was loo string for the
House! When the hoarse cry for
the protection of iron manufac
turers comes up from such a lob
by, who thinks the interests of
the farmer or working man will
bo for a moment considered?-
Who is simple enough to believe
after such an admission, that the
rights of the common classes,
who sleep quietly at home, will
bs at all taken into account? Too
long a lease of power has corrup
ted the ruling party. Even its
Part" or8an9 arc "hamed into a
feeble condemnation of the glar
ing frauds. It has outlived its
usetulneBs.and must muke way.
Public sentiment may be thought
bIihi, yet in the face of such
wrongs, it quickly gathers power
and moves with a celebrity which
is sometimes startling. In, 1 853
and '54, there was less surface in
dications of a coming political
revolution, than exists to-day. r
Some of the old politicians then
thought they could toot their
little horos, and the camp follow
ers would come ac the first bugle
note. Blow they did, but one
might as well have listened for
the chirp of a cricket in a torna
, , , . -r-...
do, as one note of theirs. Little
l i. j r ... i : : .J
,,. A .. , J A
of the party lines and correct the
1 . , .
wrongs, as they do now. xsa
the people said no! We are men
not slaves. Honor, Manhood,and
Right, are involved in the issues
of the hour, and our fealty to
them is higher than to mere
party. We will crush the shell
of corrupt organizations beneath
our feet, and lead our country
once more into sunlight. As it
was then,- so it i8 about to be
again. X he people, the abused
and betrayed source of poweryare
ing contest. Calm, earnest men
are considering a new organiza
tion ot independent original for
ces, as the only way out of the
present labryinth of corruption
crime and mismanagement. Dis
grace and humiliation at the bar
of public opinion; the etorn ques
tlon of "what are you doing now,"
rings clearly above the voices of
thoso who are shouting what the
ruling party did in its earlier and
be ter days. - What are you do
ing now, asks the .bankrupted
States of the South? What are
yon doing now, asks the laboring
man, as each day poorer, he seeks
his home? What 'are you doing
now, asks the farmer, who can
not ship tin grain to market over
the wealthy Hues of pet railroads?
What are you doing now, asks
the tax-payer.ae he sees his li
margin go into the Treasury to
become the spoil of "back-pay
Congressmen" aud a venal, cor
rupt and debauched President?
What shall we do, begins to be
the earnest inquiry of some poli
ticiaus? It will next be, what
can wb do?
There is talk in the State of
New York of impeaching Judge
Hunt, who presided at the trial
Susan B. Anthony, for his ar
bitrary conduct in dictating the
verdict of the jurv. Whether or
not there are cases in which a
proceeding of that , character
would be justifiable, it is certain
that the case of Mi?s Anthony
was not one of them:
We have heard people say that
the late Horace Greeley was er
ratic, queer, foolish and even
crazy, but we have yet to hear
the first mau intimate that he
believes that had Mr. Greeley
been President he would have
signed a bill increasing his own
salary. Grant did.
Stokes, Simmons and King
will, it is supposed, escape the
death penalty through the new
requiring proof of deliberate
intent to kill for conviction of
murder in I he first degree.
to unite in the selec
To the Democracy of Ohio:
The Democratic State Centra
Committee and the Liberal Re
publican State Central Commit
tee, in joint meeting assembled
in the city of Columbus, on th
15th of November, 1872, adopted
the following resolutions
liesolved, Tr.at the whole ques
tion of calling the next State
Convention be referred to th
Executive Committees ot the
Democratic and Liberal parties
empowering them to call th
Convention at such time, after
due consideration of the Bubject,
as they shall deem advisable.
On the 22nd jf May, 1873, said
State Executive Committees held
a conference in the city of Col
umbus with reference to th
Convention, and after full cob
sideration it wa decided to hold
the Democratic State Convention
and the Liberal Republican State
Convention on Wednesday, An
gust 6, 1873, at 11 o'clock A. M
in the city ot Columbus, to nora
inate the following candidates
for state officers: liovernor,.Lieu
tenant-Governor, two Suprem
Judges, long and short term, At
torney General, Treasurer, Comp
troller of the Treasury. Members
of the Board ot Public Works
The Democratic State Execu
tive Commit tea have fixed th
basis of representation at on
delegate to each county as a
county, one delegate for every
500 votes, and one delegate fo
every fraction of 250 and over.as
given to General Wiley for bee
retary of State in October, 1872.
This will give Preble county
We respectfully suggest to th
several County Committees the
propriety of inviting all persons
who are opposed to the nagran
abusesjof lke-4resen t Federa LAd-
tion of delegates to this Cohveu
That corruption and demorali
zation exist in a frightful degree
in almost every department of
the Government, and that instead
of diminishing they are constant
ly "on the increase, are facts too
well attested to be successfully
denied. That it is vain to look
to the dominant rulers for relief
is evident from the fact that in
the many years they have held
power they have made no sub
stantial retorms, but, on the eon
trary, have either boldly defen
ded or insidiously endeavored to
nide .tne grossest wrongs and
lhat there can be no good
government where such corrop
tion and misrule prevail, and
that the very existence of free
institutions is endangered by
them is plain to every' man who
will take time to reflect; but the
people have the remedy in their
own hands. AH that u necessary
to put a fctop to usurpation, mis
rule and corruption is for al
good men, without respect to
past differences of opinion on
dead issues, or to present differ
ences of opinion on non-essen'
tials, to unite in one grand effort
for effective reform. Ihere is no
good season why such an united
effort should not be made. On
the contrary, every instinct of
patriotism and interest demand
it. The Democratic party, while
it has ever been conservative of
the Constitution and of liberty ,is
in its very nature a party of pro
gress. It is a practical party, too,
and has given the most conclu
sive evidence that it can rise to
the height of sacrificing its pride
and prejudice for the welfare of
the country. All it ask? of those
who agree with it in the desire
for refurm is to do likewise. Let
us all unite in an earnest and vi
gorous effort to accomplish what
we all desire. That is the busi
ness of to-day. And to time and
experience, and full consultation.
can safely be left the question,
"In what manner shall onr union
be organized and preservedi"
Signed by order of the State
J. G. THOMPSON, Chairman.
E. B. ESHELMAN, Secretary.
The Pennsylvania constitution
al convention has adopted a pro
vision that the members of the
legislature shall take an oath at
the expiration of their term of
omce that they have not been
bribed nor played any games of
the Credit JMobilier sort. It
would be worth a trip to Harris-
burg to see some of Simon Came-.
ron's corps lift their hands and
ey03 starward and take that oath.
The drawing of the Louisville
Public Lottery took place on
Tuesday the 8th inst. Ticket
No. 20,8 jd drew the -$100,000.
A coroner's jury in New Or-
eans has found" Colonel Rhett,
who fought and killed Judge
Copley in a duel, guilty of mur
E. B. ESHELMAN, Secretary. A Card from General Ewing.
He declines to be a Candidate for
COLUMBUS, July 12, 1873.
To the editor of the Enquirer:
My name has been frequently
proposed, through the partiality
of my friends but without my
consent, for nomination this sum
mer by the Democratic party and
other organizations of the oppo
sition for the office of Governor
of Ohio. It has recently become
apparent that the Constitutional
Convention will . not finish its
work before the end of the pen
diug political campaign. Hence,
a candidacy for that office, invol
ving as it would a requirement
to personally canvass the State,
would be inconsistent with my
duties as the representative of
the people of Fairfield County in
this body which duties I am
unwilling to neglect or abandon.
Chiefly for this reason, I shall
not allow my name to be presen
ted for the nomination, and now
volunteer this announcement lest
silence may be construed as con
sent to become a candidate.
The People's Defender thinks
Hon. A. G. Thurman as the
Democratic' candidate for Gover
nor, and Col. J. R. Cockerill, of
Adams, frr 1 ieutenant Governor,
woald make a particularly strong
comb t :
The swindles committed by
the Kev. 0. O. Howard and his
horde of dishonest subordinates
are about to receive a coat of of
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The Great Amusement Miracle of the
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Thoroughly refitted and reormnised at a cost of
$1,500,000 for 1873, ami so colossal hi proportion as to
be TEN TIMES LARGER THAST AN Y OTHER
SHOW IN THE UNITED STATES ; in proof of
which a challenge of $1,000,000 is offered
The Entire Vast Exposition will
Hamilton, July 25?
Giving Three Grand Full and Complete
I'ertormances or toe entire
20 GREJ1T SliO WS
After the First Day,
Morning, Afternoon & Evening.
Doors Upen at 10 A. M. and
1 and 7 P. M.
One single Ticket 50c, Admits
to Ail. Children under .Nine
YearB of Aee, 25c. Re
To accommodate the
who visit this Exhibition dally, A GRAND
wrmnirv ivpoititcdi? -; 1 1 .
dent ROMAN AMI'ITHEATiIe will be erected
on the lots selected, at. a cost of .i.000. contiguous
the COLOSSAL H1PPODROMEPAV1I.L10SS
with choice referred seAtK nTprlnnkiinr th. .ntir.
audience, giving full visw of the Hippodrome and
ita THREE SEPARATE CIRCUS PERFORM
ANCES, with a joint seating capacity for l,ooo
people. In the Taiious departments are contained
1(10.000 LIVING. HIKTORtnil. Aivn HKP11V.
WILL EXHIBIT AT
Cincinnati, July 21, 22, 23 & 24, Dayton
at, iiitiianapolis, & V,).
July 1H, 1873 2w.
SPRING OF 1873
HAVE NOW A FULL STOCK OF
Spring & Summer Clothing
Which I will sell at prices to suit the times.
GENTS' FURXISniXG GOODS, &C.
To wnlcli 2 InTlte the attention of my old custom"
ersann ine patiiic in geuerai. xnanKrai
for the liberal patronage here
tofore received, I desire to
say that for the Spring
of 1S73. 1 will
SELL CLOTHING CHEAPER
than ever before offered in this mark
et, and invite the people to call and
examine my stock and learn my prices.
Remember the old stand, where the
Best and Cheapest Clothing in Eaton
is always sold for Small Profits and
Opposite Jail, No. 10, Main Street
jwon, May a, isjj, ly.
J. HARVEY COX..k ,T. I.EUNBERGEB.
Areprppafrcd to do all kinds of work pertaining
w "ini uuoiiirna, buiu tt3
Horse Shoeing, Plow" Laying,
AND ALL KINDS OF
made and repaired on the shortest notice. Also,
BUOGI.ES. CARRIAGES, & SPRING WAGONS.
made and repaired, particular attention paid to
mending SPRINGS and warranted. Also all kinds
ui wonu wore none on reasonable ternm mmn nnu
July 10. 1873 tf.
MUSIC ! MUSIC!!
XI LtA offers her services to
the citizens of Eaton and
vicinity, as a Teacher ot Music in its va
rious branches. Thorough '
Bass, Piano and Vocal.
As she has made the study of Music a
speciality for the last year, in Oxford
i-emaic i;onege, under, the teaching or
the-noted author and teacher.Karl Merz.
she hopes to merit a liberal patronage.
r-rr-T.. T,l . "
No. 15, BARRON'. St., EATON, O.
Eaton, J uly 3, 1873. tf
Administrator's Sale of
TN pursuance of an order granted by
tne .rronate jourc or .treble county,
Ohio, I will oner for sale at Public Auc
On 1 uesday, August 2, 1873,
At 1 o'clock, P. M., upon the premises,
the following described Real Estate, sit
uate in the County of Preble and State
of Ohio, to wit:
"All ot a certain tract or parcel of
land lying and being in said county and
State, "and being all of the west half of
the south east quarter of section number
twenty (20) in Township number live
(5) and range three (3) east, containing
EIGHTY-TWO ACRESs, more or less."
Appraised at ?
TERMS OF SALE.
One third cash in hand ; one third in
one year, and one third in two years
from the day or sale with interest, xne
deferred payments to be secured by ,
mortgage on tne premises.
Adm'r of Cornelius "Vorhis, dee'd.
Campbell & Gilmore, Atty's.
June, 26, 1873. tds.
Keeps constantly on band a No. 1 quality of
CHEWING TOBACCO. n
Candies, JYuts f Raisins,
ALSO A Oenntne article of pare
For Medical Purposes only; at his Saloon, one
aoor xast 01 commercial aiuci,
July 10, 1873 tf
DENT All ROOMS,
r i nrnTIc Dim rtitis
i-vn tr ir- c-T it eta A TkT I-v nr Anna. vrn n.
Eaton, June 26, 1873 6m
SPECIAL BARGAINS !
LADIES SUITS IN EVERY
Cfc XT .A. JL. I T
Less than the price of making,
New York Store!
Tiiey have also commenced their
CLOSING SALE !
GOODS will be marked down in
every Department that will
greatl j surprise all
(Dutome r s !
Who will call and examine their
, G-OOZDS ' '
As we : must raise
E TO BE SOLO
JOHNSON & CO.
I TRADE WAGON'
Is a turee-spriiig wagon intended fo.
general pnrpoKee, wnere a light wngon
& required. It makes a very peat
Is suitable for both farmers and groee.
and excels as a
SEWING MACHINE WAGON,
Being lighter than the ordinary kind
and is made of the best quality of mater
ial throughout and
All the principal carriage makers keep
them. Send for descriptive catalogue to
S. N. BEOWIT, Dayton, 0.
Feb 8, ..18
New Hardware House
Boner & Myler,
HAVE JUST OPENED A FULL AND WELL
Selected Stock of
OH ardware !
Carpenters Tools. &c.
which they have purchased
Directly from the Manufacturers
and now offer
Special Inducements !
in that line,
i t3? They have also added largely tc
their stock of
Queen sware !!
i And el aim to have the largest and best
supply ever kept In one house in Eaton,
and invite the trading public to
Give tbem a Call !
before purchasing elsewhere.
BONER & MYL.ER.
May 9, 1872 tf.
AND RETAIL DEALER
445., 4c, e.
COMMERCIAL BLOCK, .
&W Highest Drlce fn cash or trnAl. nnM ftt. .ill
Country Produce. '
Eaton, Nov. Sl,sri-Cmo
BEXJ. I1TJDBAKD. . I. E. FREEMEX.
Attorneys & Counselors at Law. -
IT ILL attend promptly to all busi
j V ness entrusted to their cre. In the
various courts of this State. Office in
Marsh & Lockwood building,. 2d story
Main Street, Eaton. O. Jau-J7-yl-tf
BOOTS & SHOES.
JJaron Street, Jtaton. Ohio,
Keeps constnntlT on hand a full stork ofull kind
BOOTS A' SJMOJES.
He w rrantfiall his work to be Jnrt what hp rc-
ConitnendH ft, wild sells wlow asnny shop fn town
&"fleiialrinj? done on short notice, and custom,
made wurk of every description, always on hau
for sale cheap.
Apru is, is7fl yri. . . .
To The Public.
EOEIITSOIT CHAMBEES & CO.
KEEP for sale at LOWEST MARKET PBICK4
PINE, POPULAR and ASH FloarUi, Drefuwl
Pine and Popular Sidelng, Dreawd Ash Pine and ,
POPLAH FrNTSTTrNGr LUMBER.
STAIR BALLU8TEBS, NEWEL POSTS, Ac
' Are also prepared to fnrnish ' ,
itwon WTvrmiv vd a u-c a . nif n . -wr ' '
and Ratten Doors and to SAW up, MOULD OR
TURN LUMBER to order. We Intend to aalce It
to the Interest of tbose needing anything In onr
line to deal with na.
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID FOB TK
KOBIKSON, CHAMBERS fc CO
Eaton. April 1, 187. tf '
P. COOK. -
j. x. luu.Lm.
Cooli E BTillci-y
EAST MAIN STREET,
Eaton, Preble County, O.
' nov.15, 187S-tf.
JOHN B. KLAINE,
r Dealer Ik '
Of all KINDS.
tWEast Main Street, Eaton, Ohio.
Dec. 19, 1872-yl.
HOUSE & SiGN PAINTERS.
GEAINEES AND GLAISEF.S,
Ionahoes Bnildinsr. no Stairs.
Main Streets aton Ohio.
Machine Shop !
Z. WEISS & SOX.
HAVE opened a Repairing 8hop, on the Corpora
tion lot. mdJolniDB the City Hall, and will repair.
tjf Bath House ready lor cieanainp pnrnoaea. .ag
GINES. on the most reasonable terma.
Eaton. June 6th 1873.-3W."