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THE TROY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 80,
WEDNESDAY, OCT'S 80, 1878.
FOB urBIMS JCTKJB,
ELIJAH H. MORTON.
FOB RKOISTSB (IV LAJTDt,
JAS. E. McHENBY,
FOB BtP'T I-UBLIC SCHOOLS,
RICHARD D. SHANNON,
roa bailboad oomnsraoxaB,
ARCH. M. SEVIER.
AYLETTE H. BUCKNEB.
FOR PROBATE JUDGE,
BENJAMIN W. WHEELER.
FOR FREBIDIHG JUSTICE,
CHARLES U. PORTER.
ABBOCIATK jcsncn DIST. OHB,
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE DIST. TWO,
NICHOLAS 1). DUDLEY.
FOR PROSECUTINO ATTOBKCT,
FOR COUNTY CIIIIX,
WILLIAM A. WOODSON.
for ciaccrr clerk,
THOMAS R, REID.
THOMAS J. NALLY.
WILLIAM B. THORNHDLL.
JAMES C. ELMORE.
DAVID C. DOWNING.
Running the assessor's office for $500
would be cheap work.
How docs II. H. Jones propose to
livido the surplus fees of tho probate of
iJoo among the estates?
Col. Hatch is the Democratic nominee
in tho 12th district, having beaten Glover
siud Anderson in the primary election.
Sco that tho Democratic tickets aro idl
preserved that there may bo no confu
uiou in voting and making out tickets.
Tho third party is n will-o'-the-wisp
tbt will lure you from solid ground into
swamps and through graveyards.
Don't go off to Britton A. Hill's side
hhow "the awful one-horeo show."
You'll find but poor entertainment there.
Slap ! he took him. With his own
little hand William J. did it; and he's
not ashamed of it a bit he "aiu't."
Wonder if Gov. Hardin was hurt
much when Will J. slapped him? Was
it because he was a good Democrat that
ho got that awful slap?
Be sure to read your ticket all tho way
throngh.and soo that it U a genuine Dem
ocratic ticket with the names of only
Democrats on it.
It is a sharp practice on election day
with some to say: "Oil, he's losing votep,
lie's got no chanco; don't throw away
votir vote." Turn n deaf car to such.
What Democrat is willing to concede,
by comparison, superior capacity and
honesty to the Greenback candidates of
Lincoln, nil, or any of them ?
Look out for false reports on the day
f election. If such are started on any
man, let his friends work tho harder for
Tks sohonn of the Greenback-Low-Halary
party is impracticable, more or
less. They are not tho legislators of this
oouutry. The proposed system is an in
novation. It has a bail moral tendency.
Our impresaiou is, that if the Demo
crats of Lincoln county will close ranks
snd elect tho entire ticket, they will be
' tuitisfied jwlth themselves and have the
plaudits of good Democrats everywhere.
Yield not to the blandishments of the
New-Light party. They promise more
than they can do in tho nature of things.
Homo havo colled opirits from the vasty
deep, but did they coma ?
The Greenback party is a visionary
party. It is a conglomeration of ele
ments, of doubtful composition. It's a
what is it J It will not do. There is
wothittj iu it hero bat damage to tho
DeMOCfffttio pty and to the iterel3 of
TO TNI PATMN8 MM MIRALO.
In assuming sole control of the Herald,
wo seek to realise the responsibility of
the position, and hall endeavor by faith
fol effort to meet tho just requirement
of an intelligent and generous oonstitu
enor, If a conscientious discharge of
conceived duty shall bring us in conflict
with any, it should not be the source of
We shall aim to make this paper better
even than it has been. To this end we
ask tho co-operation of men of all bnsi
nesses and professions, all who in this
progressive aire appreciate the value of a
first-class county newspaper. The col
nmns of the Herald are free to all for
the discussion of all questions affecting
the social, political, moral and material
interests of our citizens. Wo shall es
chew mere personal prejudice and strive
to improve tho condition of all within
tho range of our influence. Wo would
not bo a sclf-assertiug dogmatist, nor
can we play tuo role of a sycophant lor
gain. Come, let us reason together, is
the spirit in which we would labor for
the promotion of correct principles.
Whilo we would not be so meek or mean
as to serve as the pliant tool of any, we
do not' covet tho character or position of
We hnve not yet abandoned the idea
that candor, honesty and honor should
characterize tho conduct of mon iu public
positions. We ore aware that many
think differently, nnd that the profes-,
sions havo bcome fearfully degraded.
The prostitution of the press to venal i
purposes is ono of tho monster evils of
our dav. The press wields an immense
power for good or ill. The people are
now particularly interested in fostering
newspapers, whose instiucts revolt at tho
thought of being subsidized, being mado
to cater to vicious principles or practices
through a spirit of intimidation. If men
of independent thought and patriotic
zeal in tho newspaper business aro not
sustained by words of cheer and sub
stantial legitimate patronage, the pcoplo
will eventually keenly realize the loss of
their valuable aid. There is a certain
self-respect and dignity of manner very
much wanting among men of this pro
fession, here and there, that detracts
greatly from their usefulness. There is
often too much flippancy, froth and f us
tion. Epithet serve a good purpose when
rightly used ; but iu this a vaulting am
bition frequently overleaps itself and
fall on .'tottier side. Wo despise bully
ism everywhere and under all circum
stance's. It is not wisoto"tear a pas
sion to tatters, to very rags." To unduly
magnify trifles make one redictilous,
whilst belittling great things rendersthe
author contemptible. There is much ir
reverence. There is too much sensation
alism and claptrap ; too much confound
iug of sound and sensa now-adays. Tho
heroic is frequently ovenlouc. That which
is overstrained and far-fetched produces
only temporary effect ; tho reaction dc
etroyiug tho inflnenco for permanent
good ; such are spasmodic and epheme
ral reforms wanting in real conviction
and solid purpose. Sham and shoddy
have wrought much mischief in many
departments of life in our country, of
late years. Wo need to come back to
first principle in general.
There aro men oi contracted views and
extremely selfish dioositions who will
crook like frogs, do or say what you
may as an editor. Aimingw be self -bus-porting
aud to respect all, wewltrytodo
our duty. We take occasion here wish
our former associate in business abund
ant success in his future labors. Wo
shall preserve a grateful remembrance
of his friendship since we becamo a citi
zen of this place.
A clean record us a Democrat is a good
thiug to remember. Don't spoil your
record now, you who havo been hitherto
above reproach. Sinco the days of Jef
ferson this party has fostered the inter
eats of tho whole people not simply of
a class. It has fought consistently aad
persistently all tho vicious isms that havo
afflicted the body-politic. This grand
old party has often been declared dead,
when the spirit of desertion and tho sel
fish desire for office and plunder seized
as a consuming fever upon the weak in
faith. It is still full of vigorous, glo
Ex-Attorney General Hockoday has
been nominated by tho Democratic sen
atorial convention to fill the unexpired
term of John A, Flood, migned.
.Upon tha attest dropping M Jho bal
lot depend tha destinies of the people of
our 'government. Be rare yon drop
your ballot right. It' not a mere fancy ;
it a stern duty of- good citiienstyp.
There are many clever fellows that will
not make faithful, efficient officers. It
is not properly a mere matter of friend
ship or good wisties for men person
ally. We have the best government on
earth, if our citizens make nn intelligent
use of their suffrages. Wn want incor
ruptible men in office, those who will
imply discharge their duties with on eye
single to the welfare of the people.
Active, watchful men 'should Be at
every precinct on election day, seeing
that every Democratic vote is polled.
Don't stay at homo. Givo one day's
servico, good service, to tho party. Ev
ery man should be a politician on this
day. Let tho inspiring thought of com
ing Democratic rule throughout the land
urge you on to extra effort. Let the
momories of tho wrongs and outrages of
Radicalism, finally culminating' in the
elevation of a fraudulent president, stir
your patriotism and stimulate your Dem
William Gentry roso up a few years
ago. Tncy caucu tun rcopie s party.
Now Britton A. Hill is the apoitle of re
form. Precious few Democrats went
vainly after Gentry (Will J. did), and
wa trtiAt not mnnv will ha beimileil hv
. , .
The Democratic party is on record as
a party of statesmanship, of economy.
Its administrations comnared to that of
the Radical party are as day to night,
and but few stars in tho darkness of the
One of the leading jobbing houses of
St. Louis, Dodd, Brown & Co., bus-1
pended on tho 22d. Their liabilities aro
estimated at nearly
a million and u half
Let us begin to warm up for tho great
struggle of 1880, when Fraud must be
dethroned and the country made free un
der Democratic rule. Let the brethren
that are about to go astray bo exhorted to '
remain with us to help to gain tho vie-
tory of patriotism and join in the glad
shouts of triumph.
The Poll-tax Amandment
Wowroto the following in regard to
this question soon after the legislature
passed tho concurrent resolution. The
leading Democratic, journals of the state
aro opposing tho law as being undemo
cratic They predict a defeat by a de
The poll-tax law may be all right, but
we doubt it. The amount of tax is small
it is true, but however mttcli attenuated,
it seems to involve the doctritie of prop
erty qualifications. You may say any
man can and ought to pay one dollar for
state protection ; but will every man do
it ? Every man, it would seem, is able
to toko tho county newspayer, but every
man doesn't ; not because he thinks it is
worthless, but simply on account of his
poverty. It is a mistaken idea that men
without capital pay no taxes. Another
important consideration is, that every
man is compelled to bear arms and un
dergo the privations and hardships of
service in tho army in defense of his
country. This law may result in traf
ficking in frunchiso.such as exists inRhode
Island aud other New England states,
where register tickets are paid by the
candidate for office to secure the votos of
beneficiaries. In view of the unrestricted
right of negroes in other states to vote
aud the great indifference manifested by
many white peoplo to exorcising the priv
ilege as it now stands, it might be well
enough to go slow on this subject. Some
of the barefooted Democracy might not
relish it. Money is a usoful thing, but
u said to bo the root of all evil.
Congressman Bland in a recent letter
uses this Janguago:
Tho Demcralio party is the only party
haviug the pover to relievo the pcoplo
from financial tl.rolldom; that gives any
assurance to the c inntry that it will carry
out it promises. The Greenback party
is of no consequence as a party. Recent
election Bhow that but little attention is
given it by the people. The two great
parties the Republican and Democratic
will contest for supremacy in 1830,
and the very few Democrat who now
claim to be Greenbackers will then have
to return to their old party or reman) out
in the cold to amver aione, tor ine xte
publicans then will be shouting for
Grant again. The Democratic .party is
the people's party : it is the laboring
men's party and always has been. Every
vote given to this Greenback movement
is simply in aid of the Republican party
against the true frieud of the laboring
classes the Democratic parry. The
Democratic" party of the West and South
is the original Greenback party, and
ahould not be divided, and thus permit
we coBuson enemy to conquer. ,
ENATO CfjatMLL't. fMICH.
BenatorCocktell was promptly on hand,
Monday,, to meet hi appointment He
ha not missod one o far; ha been
peaking once anil twice a day for nearly
sixty days. He is looking' remarkably
well considering this severe tax upon the
mental and. physical man. Hi 0166011
waa a masterly eflbrt, replete with solid
facts, sound reasoning and now and then
hnmomnra hits that were highly enjoyed
by the attentive audience. The address
made a most excellent impression. We
wish that every Democrat in Lincoln
could have heard it. The arraignment
of tho Republican party was most vigor
ous and' effective.
We have apace for only a few point of
the speech. The General said every spe
cies of property had depreciated except'
United States bonds. The Republican
party was responsible for all our national
legislation from 18(11 to 1875. TheDem-
ocratio congress didn't "meet till March,
1875; since then the Democrat only
controlled one branch; thehouseeonldn't
change the Republican policy. Their
policy was to rotiro greenbacks and sub
stitute national bank notes ; they wanted
to pay everything in gold. Grant said
in his first inaugural message that the,
debt of the government should be paid
There were 81,002,000,000 of five
twenties in 1809; only $305,000,000 of
other llonds, coin bonds. Thn National
Democratic platform of July 4, 1868, de
clared for the payment of 5-30 bonds in
1 lawful money, greenbacks. The Repnb
Mean press raiseu a nowi ami cancel tins
repudiation : said tho party was in alii
1 nnco with the rebels to deroy tho gov-
. ernment. Now the scoundrels, Kearney
I sd Butler, want to pay in not'ung,
The Republicans passed the act to
1 strengthen public credit which made all
obligations pnyablo in coin, when gold
was 30 to 40 per cent, ahovo greenbacks,
Johnson defeated tho bill by pocketing
it; tho act. was passed thn next session,
only one Democrat iu both houses voting
for it. Thurman's amendment excepting
5-20 bonds was defeated. Thus tho peo
ple were robbed of 8700,000,000. Not
one Democrat in cither house voted for
tUo resumption act of tho 14th of Janu
arv, Wi. Tho General showed conrfu-
sively that there had been great contrac
tion, and that the responsibility for it
could not be placed upon thn Democrats.
These are the remedies to restore health
to tho body-politin: Repeal of tire re
sumption net, substitution of greenbacks
or treasury notes for national bnnk notes,
place silver and gold on an equal footing,
issue as many greenbacks or treosnry
notes as can be kept from depreciation.
Tho Greenbackers could do nothing out
side the Democratic party. They must
go with us or behind us ; they can't go
bctore. His description of absolute
money and the glorious condition of the
peoplo under that system convulsed the
audience with laughter.
In the course of sonic remarks to Dem
ocrats concerning their duty at the next
election, the St. Louis Republican
speaks a follows. The words will apply
in this county. Road them :
Wo must not let tho party be defeated
in thi3 fight. As men aud Domocrats of
truo earnestness, put away all old antag
onisms, all quarrellings over nomina
tions. Tiie ticket is made up it is a
good one, and satisfies nearly all classes.
Uomo forward and do what yon can for
its success. Don't play tho boyish roln
of a "sore-head." If you or yonr friend
got beaten in the couvention, what then?
Everybody can't succeed, and the uext
time it may bo your turn. Besides, per
sonal questions are a mean criterion to
determiuo your actions by. There is
something more in Democratic princi
ples than personal ambitions. We want
every vote, every man to the front now
to stir up interest, to bring out the voters
on election day. Let us have a "long
pull and a strong pull and a pull all to
gether," and all will be well.
There is but one lesson to be learned
of Tuesday's election. Tho result in
Iowa, Indiana and West Virginia con
veys nothing to tho common stock of
publio knowlege. The result in Ohio
means, as to the next .presidential cam
paign, Grant and plenty of hard money,
In Ohio the presidential campaign was
made clear ana explicit. It was fought
rod won by Republicans because the
Greenback idiot had not the sense to
unite rith the Democrat on a platform
of practical reform. These Greenback
idiots ate in reality the best friend and
allies of tie Republicans, and, if they
continuo to go their present gait, there
will be no let up in the policy oi class
ism and monopoly which has afflicted the
country so long. Louisville CovrUr
Journal. According to an act of our last legialav
tur election day is holiday.
. tTAR Nfl LUITRCf.
We wen blessed with a fis rain last
The river is yery low bat boats make
The painting of-lfr. John Howard's
new house U just beiig completed by?
Mr. Geo. D. Raid aad sea, of Louisiana,,
Dr. Henry Lovelace returned fronvSt.
Louis lost Friday. He had been down'
several days attending the fak. Doc
looks as if his trip agreed with him.
Messrs. Jimmy and Charlie Howard'st
sale came off last Saturday. Stock sold.
low, there being but few buyers present.
Mr. Tully Goodman of the firm of J.
W. Welch k Co., had some bills posted
up, a few days since, Advertising for that
meddlesome fellow who started the re
port that he, Tully Goodman,, was mar
ried. And the intelligence that he re
ceived, was, that the fair sex. of our coun
try are anxious to examine the latest
styles of "fail, and winter hats." It
couldn't have been gotten off bettor Mr.
Paschal W. HaTiey from the northern
part of the county was in this neighbor
hood visiting Mr. Fred Burger' family,
last Saturday and Sunday.
The roads in this section are -being'
worked in a way that it is a- credit to
Capt T. R. Reid returned home, 'last
Tuesday, from 'near Auburn, whore ho
him been sick for several days. Wo ore
glad to know that he is able to be out
again. He thinks his chances for being
elected are good. Wo sincerely hopo he i
correct' in his calculations, and that not
only'he, but every Democratic nominee in
this county will be elected.
A. L. Gillilaud and lady and Miss Eva
Gilmorc,of near Mackvillc, in this county,
stayed all night at Mr. Burger's last
Tuesday, on their way to St. Louis, Mr.
Burger and wife went down with them.
Mr. Gilliland was taking down a bunch
of hogs for the market
Geo. Fleoner from this vicinity went
to Troy Monday. He says tho people
are more noisy about politics there than
he ever saw them before.
Tully Goodman left' for Jcrsnyville,
111., last Monday, to attend the fair at
Foster Mudd, son of Alex. Mndd of
near Millwood, stayed all night' at Geo.
Flecncr's last Wednesday night. His
father sent cattle down by him to bo
shipped to St. Louis.
Joshua Gilliland and Miss Rebecca"
Hammack were united in tiie holy bonds
of matrimony, lost Sunday. May they
live a joyous and' prosperous life.
Hog killing is now in order.
Hurrah for Captain Tom Reid t
Rev. Mr. McQuie filled the pulpit at'
Fuirview church last Sabbath morning.
Miss Patience Summers, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Dougherty, re
turned home this morning.
Joseph L. Duncan has gone to Chica
go with n lot of hogs. Why can't tha
Short Line railroad bo finished so that"
the peoplo of our county can tako their
produce to the future great city, and not
where it will do our state no good ?
This neighborhood was thrown into a
geutle tremor on hearing of the sudden
marriage of Mr. Bartlctt Edwards. We
ore told that he went to church at Hawk
Point, Friday night, and mado the ac
quaintance of Miss Tracy Hunter, whom,
ho escorted home after thn services.
The next day they went to Trnxton and
had their photos taken ; and on Sunday
were united in the holy bonds of wed
' Britton A. Hill is the political come
dian of the day. He has been trying to
form a new party on what he calls an
"absolute money" basis. Did he ever
stop to consider that the word "abso
lute" is the most expressive term to denote-that
which has no relationship to
anything else which is above every
thing, beyond everything else, and de
pendent upon nothing else? Did he
ever reflect that "money" is a relative
thing, dependent upon the government
for its value and it very existence, and
that the term '"fiat money" signifies
mere creature and tiie frailest of all creat
ures, originating in a "flat" of the gov
ernment? Now the Democratic party is
in favor of making greenbacks money
abtolutely that is, to make them a ten
der for tha payment of all debts, and
money as "absolutely" as gold and silver
are money. No sensible man can demand
more. Mr. Hill should consult Ids die
ttonary. St. LouU Timet.
Should Desaocrats lose faith or falter
now? Ought thsy to go off after Brittoa
A. Hill a sosae of tha weak ia faith dU