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Of "tho United States.
GARRETT A. HOBART,
Of New Jersey.
KepuMlcan State Tlcktr'"-'
for Secretary of State.
CHARLES KINNKY, of Soioto Co.
or Judge of the Supreme Court,
MARSHALL J. WILLIAMS, of Fayette Co.
Tot Food and Dairy Commissioner,
JOSEPH E. BLACKBURN, Of Belmont Co.
For Member Board of Public Works,
PRANK A. HUFFMAN, of Van Wert Co.
For Circuit Judge. . . , .
HIRAM L. SIBLEY, of Washington Co.
For Common Pleas Judge,
JOSEPH M. WOOD, of Athens Co.
For Congress, 15th District,
H. C VAN VOORHIS, of Musklnsum Co.
For Probate Judge,
D. R. ROOD, of Belpre.
For 8herlfl ,
JOHN S. McCALLISTER, Fourth Ward.
W. A. PATTERSON, of Waterford
JOHN W. ATHEY, Marietta Towns p.
JOHN RANDOLPH, Wesley Township.
For Infirmary Director,
WM..SCHNAUFFER, Newport Township.
The Republican Party stands :
; for honest money and the chance
to earn it by honest toil.
A POLITICAL PAPER,
And a Good One, Wrltteu by Dr. M. V.
Hardy of Marietta.
(Installment No. 1 )
The time is at hand when it becomes
the duty of every man, who has a voico
in the matter of law-making, to investi
gate and consider the political differ
ences between tho two great political
parties of our Nation, that he may
choose between them the one that offers
him the best political home.
Like all other nations, ours has had
her ups and downs, and when prosper
ity has attended us we have figured out
a cause for it, and when adversity has
overtaken us, we also have tried to
solve the problem.
Careful study reveals the fact, that,
when we are working under good and
wholesome laws, properly executed, we
are prosperous and happy ; and, on the
other hand, when our laws are not
good, adversity will surely follow.
Good and wholesome laws, then, are
the ones we should earnestly covet.
Those laws which we call good and
wholesome, are the ones which extend
the greatest good to the greatest num
ber of our people, there being no differ
ence what political party enacts them.
The history of our country should be
taken as evidence, indeed the only evi
dence affording us facts regarding our
national prosperity or the opposite, and
it demonstrates the fact that the repub
lican party has always been dedicated
to the best interests of the people of
, our nation.
It is a party of convictions, and those
convictions have been written in the
history of our nation, both with the
pen and with the sword.
Our inspiration and our tower of
strength is based upon the great men,
intellectually, that we have given to
our nation and her history ; those
mighty dead and the illustrious living.
If we carefully follow the paths they
havo marked out for us, If we are true
to the principles which they have in
culcated, we will be true to our coun
trymen. For many years prior to the advent
of the presont democratic administra
tion we were working under laws en
acted by the republican party.
Our protective tariff laws and our
currency laws originated with this par
ty, and it is an undisputed fact that
no country on the face of the globe ever
made such progress and gained in
wealth and power as we did in those
Our protective tariff laws brought us
in revenue sufficient to meet the neces
sary expenses of administering our
governmental matters, kept our capital
invested profitably, our industries alive,
our labor employed with profit to the
employer and the employe and our
people wero prosperous and happy. We
were tho amazement of the world. Our
currency waB made national and we
were, as we had been for many years,
upon a gold standard.
The unprecedented demands for mon
ey, made necessary as the result of our
civil war, was met by a paper currency,
promises to pay, which ultimately be
came as good as gold, and, after Jan.
3st, 1870, every dollar of our enrreney,
gold silver and paper, was of equal pur
chasing power all over the world,
made so and kept so by the republican
Of course our gold standard which
was recognized by all tho great powers,
our honor as a nation and our promises
lo meet our obligations, engendered
that confidence which nothing else
could. Our commerce had increased
until It required hustlinir on tho part of
our manufacturers to keep orders filled,
and trade balancos were largely in our
favor. Gold from foreign nations was
finding its way to our coffers, and our
treausury was as sound as was our
money. Our heavy war debt was being
scaled down, slowly of course, but tho
signs of tho times indicated that by a
continuanco in our well doing, after a
while wo could and w,ould pay off our
Under President Harrison's adminis
tration, just prior to the administration
of President Cleveland, we paid off ?2S0,
Otfb'ooo of this debt, besides paying tho
expenses of administering our govern
mental matters id full.
Ndw, if all tfits is not prosperity,
whej-e shall wo look for ll, and if it
came under republican administration,
wo should give thanks to tho party for
We are, alike, interested in the well
uomg ot our nation, Decauso it is our
home, and these people we see round
about us are our brothers, no matter
whether democrat or republican. We
should respect our constitution and
honor our own flag above all othets.
There is quite too much politics in
our country, and in the excitement com
mon to the wranglings of political op
ponsnts, good sound sense is ignored.
Facts are facts, and theories are theo
ries. If theories can be substantiated
by facts, then we should carefully treas
ure them, but if the facts are wanting,
they still remain theories awaiting ex
periment to verify them.
As a nation we have experimented
quite enough for the good of our peo
ple, and the timo has come when we
would better call a halt. Will we do
GET AT THE TRUTH.
Are Low Prleei Due to Dticontlnuane
or Sliver aa Standard Money?
The silver standard advocates say that
low prices of products are due to tho
discontinuance of silver as standard
money in 1873. Must it not striko any
candid mind as a little singular that
this alleged effect did not become mani
fest for 20 years ?
A significant exhibit of prices of farm
products in Indiana, prepared by Mr.
Lucius B. Swift, was printed in The
Times-Star. It was a condensed table
showing tho ups and downs of prices in
five-year periods from 1873 to 1803. Tht
averages of prices for each crop for each
period wero thus shown.
1S70-77. 1878-82 1883-87. 1839-82.
Corn 830 418 87" 898
Oats 230 318 338 S3 2
Wheat 05 1028 79 87.2
Rye 028 704 57.8 08
Potatoes 53 G0 0 50 8 59.1
Hay 9 31 0 47 a21 9.50
It appears from these figures that in
the period of five years, beginning flvo
years after "tho crime of 1873," wheat
commanded a higher price than in the
five years from 1873 to 1877. Com also
advanced in price, and it will be ob
served also that corn, tho largest and
most valuable of farm crops, was higher
in price in the five-year-period of 1888
92 than in tho five-year-period of 1873
67. This would seem to dispose effectually
of the assertion that the "demonetiza
tion" act of 1873 has reduced prices dur
ing the past few years, for obviously if
it had no such effect in the twenty years
following 1873, tho recent fall in prices
must have had some other cause.
If further evidence were needed to
show that the discontinuance of silver
as standard money in 1873 has had no
bearing upon the depression in prices
during the past three years, nothing
more would be necessary than to point
to the fact that while wheat and cotton
and other farm products have declined
coffee has largely advanced. In 3885
silver was worth $1.05 per ounce. It is
now worth about H9 cents an ounce.
The price of coffee has gono up nearly
800 per cent in ten years and the price
of silver has gone down about 50 per
The whole truth is that in the case of
coffee tho market was overstocked 10
years ago and prices gradually declined,
production became unprofitable and
many coffee growers abandoned the in
dustry. As the supply was reduced and
the crops became short, the demand was
again stimulated and coffee went up.
In the case of farm produce, especially
the great, staple prodncts, the recent
fall in prices is largely accounted for
by the enormous increase of production,
not only in this country, but in other
parts of tho world, and to some extent
it is duo to tho general paralysis of in
dustries and business depression in the
United States following the overthrow
of tho protective system.
No more apparent is it that the exist
ing low price can not bo ascribed to tho
"demonetization" of silver than that
they can not be ascribed to an inade
quate volume of money.
From the silver extremists and fiat
money men we hear the cry that what
tho country needs is more money, that
low prices havo been brought by tho
lack of sufficient currency. The stock
of money is vastly greater than it was
before silver was "demonetized." Tho
money in circulation July 1, 1872. ag
gregated $788,003,540, none of it silver.
The amount of money in tho country to
day is no less than $1,509,725,200, nearly
ono-third of it silver.
Was there any cry about a lack of
currency in 189-92? Vfaa there not
plenty of it in circulation? The stock
of money today is no less than it was
then. Tho trouble is that much of it
haa been driven into hiding. The "tariff
reform" raid of the Democratic party
has been largely responsible for driving
money out of business. The silver
standard agitation is now almost wholly
responsible for keeping it out of circula
tion. Following the Republican victory in
November next a restoration of confi
dence will again give activity to a vast
volume of money, and a revival of tho
industries and general employment of
labor are likely to materially advance
prices all along the line. Cincinnati
ACCOM PUSH ED DOG. ,
lixlilblted Intclllfrenco Unusual lA tho
A Newfoundland named Oscar, be
longing to myself, had often listen&t
with inuuh interest to stories of rescue
of drowning jrsons by dogs, says Ari
drew Lang in Longman's Magazine. I
happen to possess an engraving of
Landseer's "Member of tho Humane So
ciety." Oscar would contemplate it for
hours, and study the posts In the mir
ror. One day two little children uere
playing nlonc on St. Andrew's pier, and
I wits sketching the rulna at a short dis
tance, Oscar running about on tho p'.er.
1 happened to look up and saw Oscar,
as if inndertentl.v,butquite deliberate
ly, back one of the children (Johnny
Chlsliolm by name) into the water,
which s there qry deep. The animal
then gave three loud howls to attract
attention, lie had been taught to glvo
''three cheers for Mr. Gladstone,"
jumped into the water, rescued the
child, and carried him, "quite snfe, but
ery wet," to tho local photographer's,
obviously that tlie deed might Ue com
memorated by art. Nobody saw the
beginning of this tragely except my
self. Oscar, when brought home, deliber
ately rapped out "Humane Soclpty"
with his tail on tho floor, but, much as
I appreciated his intelligence, I could
not, In common honesty, gie him a
testimonial. This preyed on his mind;
he accompanied a party to the top of
St. Rule's tou er, and deliberately leaped
from the top, being dashed to pieces
nt the feet of an eminent divine whoso
works he had often, but unsuccessfully,
entreated me lo review in on unfavor
able sense. His plan was to bring'the
book-, lay it at my feet, and return with
the cnrim? knife in his mouth.
A NATURAL BEAR TRAP.
One Place In tho Yellowstone l'nrk Where
Naturo Suffocates Wlltl Animals.
F. 11. Knowlton tells in Recreation
about a natural bear trap in the north
eastern portion of the Yellowstone Na
tional park, on n small stream called
Cache creek, about ten miles above its
junction with the Lamas rher. Knowl
ton and a friend were going up through
u gulch Cacne creek had made, when
near the head of it,about50fcctdistarit,
they saw a huge grizzly bear curled up
us if asleep. Considering it to bejm
politc to awaken it, and nothing to
offer but prospectors' picks, they
climbed np tho side of thegulchntonee,
quietly and expeditiously.
Out of reach of the bear, they stopped
and fired rocks and anathemas ntit, but
ns the bear continued in the haine posi
tion they finally made ujj their minds
that it was dead. It was dead and had
been dead about fhe hours. There w as
no wound on its body, but n little blrod
had dripped from the nostrils. Thpy
then became conscious of a sense of
suffocation from strong sulphur fumes
anting; from mineral springs therea
bouts. The bear had wandered in
them, tempted, perhaps, by the skele
tons of four other bears, an elk, squir
rels, rock hares and butterflies and
other insects, and lind been asphyxiated
by tho noxious gases.
The head of the gulch made a sort of
a basin in which the gas settled. This
gas is not very deep, ainan's head being
about on the surface of it, oince tho
scoop's rim allows the gas to flow down
the stream with the creek, in a sort of a
gas river on the water creek.
THE YARD MEASURE.
Standstills Have Varied tn the Different
Ages of tho World.
The yard is the British and Ameri
can standard of length. Down to 1SU1
the original standard of Britain, (and
from which ours was copied) was n
rod, which had been deposited in the
court of exchequer, London, in the time
of Queen Elizabeth. In those days, says
the St. Louis Republic, all measures
intended for general use were taken to
the court of exchequer to be examined
by the proper officer. That official took
the proposed measure and placed it
jiarallel with the standard, and if found
correct placed certain marks of identi
fication upon it. By an act of parlia
ment in 182-1 the old Elizabethan stand
ard was superseded by another, which
iad been constructed under the direc
tions of the Royal society 04 years
previous. This act provided that "the
straight line or distance between 'the
centers of two points in the gold studs
in the brass rod now in tho custody
of the clerk of the house of commons
shall be the genuine standard of the
yard measure in Great Britain." The
oct further provided that the measure
ments of tho rod must be made when
the temperature of the brass rod was
at 62 degrees Fahrenheit.
That standard was destroyed by fire
In 1834 ancMhe commission appointed to
replace it mado the yard measure now
in use. The new standard was de
posited in the house of parliament in
1S55 and authenticated copies of it are
in the possession of our government
officials at Washington.
AXoro Fie for the 3foney.
A French journal tells a story of a
lady who with a.' maid went to purchase
a stijl-llfe picture for her dining-room.
She selected a canvas on which were
paiqtcd a bunch of flowers, a pie cut
in two and a half-penny roll, and was
paying 500 francs for it when the maid
npproached to whisper in Her ear.
"Madame," said the servant, "you ore
making a bad bargain. I saw a picture
very much like this cold tho other day
for 400 francs."
"And was it as good as this?"
"Yes, madome, it was better; there
was a good deal more pie in it"
A centenarian in thcNewry (Ireland)
workhouse, being troubled with asth
ma, tried to relieve himself by opening
his chest with a cobbler's knife, as he
said "to let out the wind." It was
thought to be an attempt at suicide,
but the man had done Uie same thing
before and bad obtained relief in
breathing, he id.
fine Who Know Tell of Wage In Free
Hon. S. Ii. Gracey, formorly- United
States consul at Foochow, China, writes
as follows :
'When I wont to China in 1890 the
Mexican silver dollar was tho common
currency in use by tho natives in their
dealings with foreigners, and wero
worth 93 cents in gold. After tho change
of tho vnluoxof the rupeo in India, which
degraded silver in the cast, the value of
thb Mexican dollar rapidly declined, and
in less than a year tho Mexican dollar
was only03 cents, and iu 03 it fell to Ml
cents, and eiueo then has,maintainod an
nverago of about 51 cents or 53 cents.
"Tho price of all foreign goods was
immediately affected and was very soon
doubled. All nntivo products wero also
advanced,- but liot to the same extent.
Native labor continued at the old price.
We paid our help just the same number
of dollars per month in '94 with tho
'same silver dollars wo bought for 53
cents ' of gold that we did in '90, when
wo paid 93 cents for them,
"The natives will not work for for
eigners as cheaply as they do for con
tractors of their own country, and we
had to pay the high wuges ( I ) of $4
Mexican per month, or about 14 centb
per day, which on u gold basis was
about 8 cents, and they found them
selves in everything. Native contract
ors could obtain the saino class of labor
ers for from -$1.50 to $3 Mexican per
month, and for the best skilled labor,
mechanics, citizens, etc., not more than
$3, which, at the present value of tho
Mexican dollar in gold in that country,
is about $1.10 to l.ti0 per month, or
from to 0 cents per day in gold.
"My son spent last winter in southern
Mexico, and he tells mo that laborors
on the coffee plantations thero ore
usually paid about 20 cents a day in
Mexican silver. This would bo much
better than the wages of Asiatic labor
ers in their countries, for in China thero
is no Sunday, and men work from new
moon to new moon, and from 10 to 12
hours a day and call it a month.
"I recently met a gentleman in Bos
ton, who was here to secure four or five
American citizens as superintendents
for departments in a watch factory he
has established at Osaka in Japan, and
he asserted that he could obtain the best
classes of native skilled laborers for
work in his factory at 20 cents per day
Mexican, labor which in this country
commands $2.59 to $3 per day, gold.
"What can American workingmen
be thinking about when they indorse a
proposition to pay them in silver dollars
worth only 58 cents, when all the world
except countries liko China, India,
Japan, Mexico, etc., which aro on a
silver basis is maintaining a 100 cent
dollar as tho medium of payment to all
"Do they desire to cut tho purchasing
power one-half? This would inevitably
bo the result if we in the United States
should adopt the silver fallacy promul
gated at Chicago.
"Tho question now beforo tho Ameri
can people, clearly presented by tho two
parties at St. Louis and Chicago, is not
one of bimetallism, but simply a choice
between gold as a standard of value and
silver as a standard. The markets of
the world fix tho values of these metals,
and wo alone can not demand with any
degree of reason that in those markets
tho silver produced in this country shall
command 100 cents for 16 ounces, when
all the rest of the nations will sell in
the same market all the silver the pur
chasers will take at 83 ounces for a gold
dollar. Let us have bimetallism at a
fair and just parity of value, and we
are nil ono as to tho white and yellow
metals as a lawful curroncy.
"Wage earners of all classes, whether
by brain or brawn, should pause and
carefully consider what will befall them
before they iijvito tho conditions of
China, India and Japan to become
effective in tho Unitod States."
Baltimore i 3
St. Louis .' 1
St. Louis 10
Philadelphia . 5
Boston .'..... 3
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both mother and child and leaves her tn (.cndl
tlon more favorable to speedy recovery.
(Stronger after than before confinement"
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FOR RISING BREAST
Known and worth the price for that alone.
Endorsed and recommended by mldwlves and
all ladlos who have used it.
liewaro ot substitutes an.d Imitations.
Makes Child-Birth Easy,
Sent by Express or mall on receipt of price,
81.00 per bottle. Book "TO MOTHEnS''
mailed free, containing voluntary testimonials.
MUDFIELD ItEGUUTOIl CO., ATLANTA, OA.
SOLD JlT ALt, DRUGGISTS.
Cant. Thos. Sherman, of the 10th O,
V, I. during the war, now of iho Can
ton, (O.,) Stencil and Engraving Ca,
enn bo found for a week at the Jlrad
fqrd bouse. Cuts all size stencil at re
By thorough examination
that you are getting the MOST
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your dollars just to get rid of them, make them
make VOU BETTER OFF. We INVITE inanAntinn nnri
comparison in the first place
(nest colors, best materials and best, made,) then by paying
SPOT CASH for all merchandise that comes into cur store we
are enabled to get the very lowest prices arid largest discounts,
all of which is the miRtnmRr'a hnnofif Wh aro nffoe mtt
trade this season and if good goods, low prices and honest fair
dealing will be any inducement we are sure to get ii. No fake
sales and no deception here ! New goods coming in every
day, all the very 'latest,' bought for cash We'll sell at very low
pnce8tor,UAbH. Try us next time I ! '''??-
S. R. Van Metre & Co.t
The Old Reliable Cash Clothiers.
Shirt Waists and
At one-half value. Very pretty styles, and
just what you need this hot weather. Come
quick before they are gone.
JENVEY & ALLEN,
1 68 Front Street,
M4MKM MMMfflTORMMM M4MM
Colonial Book Store!
Summer -A- few Hammocks and a small number of Croquet
Goods Sets, price has been reduced and they go cheap.
Art PanfilQ Sometl""S of real merit, low price, and selling very
Gold Or 'Do y0U desire to Posfc yourself on the money ques-
Qilwn. tion? We liave a Soti stock of easy literature on the
Stereoscopic 'hey are high grade, new subjects, gathered from
Views aM over the world.
A few more McKinley Tops.
1 53 Colonial Block, Front St.
J. E. VANDERVOORT. C. E. GLINES.
Prepare for the Fruit Season I
Now is the timo you will be wanting Fruit Jars, and we have them
in abundance, at most reasonable prices. Call in early, so that when
you aro in the midst of putting up fruit your jars will be at hand.
MRS. CHAS. W. HOLZ, 286 Front Street,, Marietta, Ohio
DO YOU EAT BREAD?
Jaoob Pfaff'a is unexcelled, as are
also his Cakes and loes.. Finest
Neapolitan Ice Cream that can be
mado. Particular and personal at,
tentlon given to serving parties
receptions, weddlnars or .public din
ners. JACOB PFAFF,
t - To make room for an
Wfl olher carload to arrive
Hln ten days we will sell
Qi at a liberal discount.
vj xxow is your cnance.
pF.H. Duttori & Son.,
(II 515 Fourth street.
EXPRESS WAGONS W
Water Filter No I
The filtering medium used in this filter is
a natural stone tube. The capacity of the
No. 1 filtor is about three gallons per hour.
The construction is very simple. Tho etono is secured to tho base
by a rod passing through it, giving it strength And stability. This
obviates tho use of cement and makes the stone easily interchange
able. This filter is mado to screw on any -J hoso bibb. The case ib
mado of bronze, highly polished and nickel-plated.
1 SOLD BY
THE NYE HARDWARE COMPANY,
No. 170 Front street, Marietta, O.
we buy only the BEST goods,
Bicycles Built and
4 New parts for any
wheel ih stock or made
to order at
225 Ohio St, Marietta, 0
T 3 7t?
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