L, Or. GOULD, Editor.
May 31. 1875.
All of Boss Grant's oIHcc-holders
are in favor of a third-term. Of
course they are.
The Democracy carried all the
principal towns of Indiana except
The Columbus Jlerald is now is
suing a Democratic Daily from its
office. . Just what li?.3 been needed
a long time in that cit-, and we hope
it will receive a support commensu
rate with the enterprise.
The Democrat and Jlerald, of To-'
ledo, having ceased to exist, the
Northwestern Democrat has taken
its place, and appears with the name
01 farmer allen at its mast as tne
next Democratic candidate for the
Presidency. It is a good paper, and
we would like to have it as an X.
The only slaug phrases we know
of using lately was "jim jams," "bum
mer," and "rotten," all of which we
copied from the columns of the Ea
ton Register, and were no doubt coin
ed by the Dayton city editor of that
journal. Anything "steeped in infa
my" in that?
The Eagle Line Steamship, Schil
ler, which sailed from New York on
the 28th of April, for Hamburg, was
wrecked off Scilly Isles, on Friday,
the 7th inst, and three hundred and
eighty lives lost, nearly all Germans.
It is one of the most appalling ma
rintine calamities that has " ever oc
curred on the waters.
We of the North are taxed to main
tain some two thousand troops in the
State of Louisiana. The cost of each
soldier is $1,000 per annum. Now,
what is the business of these sol
diers? What do they do for which
we pay $2,000,000? Probably some
of the third-term advocates of the
$30,000 salary grabbing President
could enlighten the people on this
matter while discharging their "jack
ass batteries" at random for the
'bummers" of the Democratic party.
Hon. E. JJ. Eshelman, editor of
the Wayne county Democrat, and
Chairman of the Finance Committee
in our last Legislature, goes for the
- Dayton Journal, and other howlers
of Grant's corrupt adminisiration
and third term principle, and by
figures from the record shows how
they misrepresent and lie, when they
undertake to prove that the late Ohio
Legislature did not reduce the taxes
of the people $600,000. He exhibts
how the late Republican Assembly
plundered $380t)00 of the Sinking
Fund, which is sacredly set apart by
the Constitution for the payment of
the State debt and the interest there
on; and $80,000 of the School fund,
which the Constitution provides shall
be held sacred for the purposes of
Common School Education. Mr.
Eskjelman was in a position to know
whereof he speak3 and cites to the
record, so that these minions and
howlers for Grant can not success
fully contravert the proof. ATe shall
give extracts from time to time from
this vindication, that the robbed and
outraged tax payers of this county
may see and judge .for themselves,
which party has done the most for
their interests, and which is the most
"rotteh"'and "steeped in infamy."
The old proscribing and intolerant
spirit of defunct and infamous Know
Nothingism, seems to be rapidly
working itself into the "forlorn hope"
of Grant's third term howlers, as a
last resort to turn the attention of
the robbed and plundered people, and
induce them to vote against a change.
Fugitive lecturers, with Rev. pre
fixed tojieir names, have began to
wander over the countrj, and preach
. against the Catholic religion and
their mode of worship. While we
are opposed to any law tbat is de
signed to give the Catholic or any
other religious denomination .special
privileges, we are also against such
Reverend blackguards as the one
that entertained the citizens of Ea.-
day night last. His lecture was so
abominable and indecent that all
females, and young men nnder the
age of eighteen, were excluded from
hearing it, and the obscene books he
retailed here, should have subjected
him to arrest under the law against
the distribution of obscene publico.
tions. A cause must be desperate in
deed, when such vagabond stuff is
required to sustain it. But this is
all done for the purpose of prejudic-
- ing the minds of protestants against
voting with the Democratic party,
which is falsely represented by such
scavangcrs as visited Eaton and Boss
Grant's "bread and hotter brigade,"
. as confering special privileges on
the Catholic Church. The demo
cratic part-, from its earliest incep
tion, has alwaj-s cherished toleration
in all matters i.f conscience and re
ligion, and thereby exemplified the
genius and spirit of American insti
tutions, as announced by Rogers
Williams, more than two hundred
years ago, and it is not very likely
to change now.
Call at Sturm's for Straw Hats.
"RISE UP WILLIAM ALLEN."
Meeting of the Democratic State
The meeting of the Democratic
State Central Committee of Ohio,
at Columbus on Thursday last, in
connection with Democrats from va
rious parts of the State for consulta
tion, was one of the largest, most
harmonious and enthusiastic meet
ings of the kind ever held in the
State. . Short, pithy speeches were
made by Hon. A. G. Thurxav, Gen.
Cart, CoI.Bloss, Gen. McCook, Hon.
Milton Satlek, and other p:omi
nent -and distinguished geutlemcn,
all of whom favored an early Con
vention, which opinion seemed to be
coincided in by all the democrats
present, and upon a vote being taken
it was unanimously agreed to hold
the Convention on the 17th of June,
as we suggested in the Democrat
two weeks ago. It is eminently
proper that the hundredth anniver
sary of the Battle of Bunker Hill
should be the day upon which the
Democracy of Ohio meet to nominate
a State ticket and protest against
the usurpations, corruptions and
wickedness of the- present adminis
tration, as our ancestors did against
the outrages of King George.
Every allusion to the name of the
old Roman who now so honorably
fills the Executive office of Ohio, was
received with tumultuous applause,
and 'William Allen was virtually
nominated as the Democratic candi
date for Governor, which he will be
by the spontaneous uprising of the
people on the 17th of June. AVith a
short platform and our best men as
candidates for the State officers, we
will carry Ohio by 50,000 majority,
and settle the Presidential question
of 1876. Much however, depends
upon our county and township or
ganizations and local nominations,
in order to secure this victory. Put
none but the best men on guard,
should be the watch-word, and with
careful and prudent local nomina
tions, we will carry the State officers
and secure another Legislature, that
will by wise and judicious legisla
tion, further reduce taxation upon
the people of Ohio, and lessen the
burdens of the toiling masses by re
ducing the public expenditures.
Central Committe. THE PRODIGAL SON RETURNED.
With heartfelt gratitude we hail
Bro. Mockis, of the Miami Helmet,
to a returning sense of duty as an
editor. Hear what he says in his
journal of the 6th inst:
"In the next place the Republi
cans, as a party, have been as unre
liable and untrustworthy in peace.
as they claim the Democracy were
in war. Look at their Credit Mobi
Her swindle, involving even the Vice
President of the United States; sec
at their Rail-road schemes; remem
ber their Salary-grab, their District
of Columbia plunder; their Pacific
Mail subsidy; their Isew 1 ork rings.
and then ask what they have to go
before the country as capital.
So the case "uixm the issues of
the coming canvassY of the Repub
licans is put by Bro. Morris, and we
answer, they have nothing to go be
fore the country on as capital, except
plunder! But such doctrine coming
from the former editor of the Eaton
Register, must strike with surprise
its present managers and proprietors.
who have ventured upon the wild
crusade, of not only maintaining, but
even perpetuating upon the people
the very usurpations, corruptions
and frauds, which the Helmet con
demns. There must be a reason for
this, and whatever that is, the people
should know it. It should be remera
bercd that Col. Williams, the pre
sent editor of the Register, is United
States Collector of the 3d District,
and therefore is attached to the fraud.
ulent rings and corruptions of which
the Helmet speaks, and of course
goes for the . Grant dynasty, thir
term and all. This he is bound to
do or lose his position, and political
morals hashed out from such a quar
ter, must come polluted by a tinge
of fraud from head-quarters. But such
is the result of a Government officer
residing in one county and editing
paper in another.
"NTT; learn that the name of Gen,
Dodge, of Cleveland, will be present
ed to the Democratic State Conven
tion on the 17th of June, as a cand
date for State Treasurer. His nom
iuation would be one eminently fit to
be made, and his name would giv
strength to the ticket. His great
popularity throughout the State, his
sterling Democracy, general disposi
tion and devotion to the cause for
many years, give him claims to con
sideration which cannot be overlook
ed. He is not an office-seeker, and
has been a worker in the ranks, al
vinya declining preferment, but the
time has come when the services
such men as Gen. Dodge should
called to tha front, and we hope, the
Convention in June will nominate
him for State Treasurer, an office
which the people would elect him,
because he is honest and competent.
Wouldn't it look fairer and seem
more like the Dayton city editor
the Register was willing to do the
square thing with his political oppo
nents, if he would publish the Geghan
Bill, that his readers might see how
much there is in it that looks like
destroying our Common School sys
tem, by an apportionment of the
TO THE PEOPLE OF PREBLE
We arc on the eve of entering an
important State campaign in Ohio,
the result of which in all probability
ill determine the Presidential elec
tion in 1S76. In view of these mo
mentous results, we have a few words
to say, in all kindness, to the people
of Preble count-, irrespective of par
ty antccedants. All admit, except
office-holders and a few extreme par
tisans, t'.iat the present administra
tion is a fraud and an imposition up
on the American people. It has gath
ered immense revenues from the peo
ple, one-half of which has been squan
dered to maintain thieving rings and
dishonest office-holders, who are
scattered on all sides throughout the
nation. Labor is depressed to feed
and fatten these public plunderers,
the pub'ic lands, in immense quanti
ties, have been given away to main
tain great railroad monopolies, .in
antagonism to the rights and inter
ests of the tax-payers. Salaries have
been doubled.and the surroundings of
the White House, at Washington,
advanced upon a scale of pride and
folly, more pompous than the resi
dence of the ancient Ciesars. A mo
nopoly of the currency, the life blood
of the nation, has been granted to a
few bankers, who have exclusive
rights to issue paper money, upon
the indebtedness of the people, and
that too free of taxation, to enrich
them still fai-ther. Legal-tenders
have been withdrawn, and the vol
ume of the circulating medium cur
tailed, and income taxes withdrawn,
because it exacted a revenue from
Under this and other class legisla
tion, productive labor is depressed,
and the people are uneasy and see no
prosperous outlook for the future,
under the present dynasty of Grant
and his hirelings, who appear to
think they are permanently saddled
upon the nation. .This band of scoun
drels are now meditating a third term
for their chief, and every Revenue
Collector, Postmaster aud office-hold
er throughout the land are secretly
working to that end, for the purpose
of perpetuating their positions. This
end can only be accomplished by in
tensifying the partisan prejudices of
the people, which for yeara has been
their only stock in trade,and they now
hope it will win again. And in this
connection we desire to say to the
people of Preble county, to examine
these subjects carefully and imparti
ally for themselves. The legislation
of the nation has been controlled long
enough in the interest of plunderers
and thieves, and the time has now
come when a new deal is imperiously
demanded in the interest of the peo
ple, and we ask every independent
elector ia the county to contribute
his mite at the polls in the proper
direction for reform.
We pity the imbecility of the man
who exhibits so much idiocy in in
tellect as to undertake to argue that
the Geghan Bill confers special priv
ileges upon any particular religious
denomination. It legislates equally
for all Churches, and any child that
will read it, will agree with us with
out hesitation. The charge that it
does otherwise, only comes from
those in the interest of the salary
grab President for a third term. Not
one of them has dared to publish it
or show wherein it confers upon the
Catholic Church any more privileges
than it does upon the Methodist,
Presbyterian or any other.
The Dayton city gentleman who
edits the Eaton Register, is very
sensitive about slang, but what he
would denominate such langnase .as
"scoundrels," "jim jams," "rotten,''
"steeped in infamy," "patent out
side," "jackass battery," "bummers,"
we are at a loss to know, but we
have no doubt it convinces the read
ers of that paper that the Pope
Rome is about to swallow all the
Protestant. Churches in America
that the late Democratic Legislature
was a set of scoundrels, and that the
pure and imaculate salary grabbing
and usurping President ought to be
continued for a third term, 'Rah
for Boss Grant!
Our readers who visit Columbus
on business or pleasure, will find the
U. S. Hotel, under its present, and
popular Proprietor, Mr. L. Steixuod,
an -excellent place in the city to stop.
The house has beea newly furnished
throughout, and with a full corps
experienced and accommodating at
taches, superior accommodations aud
low bills, recommends itself to pub
State School Superintendent Smart
has decided that teachers absent
a few days because of sickness should
be paid ; also, that when, by reason
of sickness or destruction of the
school building, a month of school
time is lost, it should be made up
a rtlonth more of school time the next
"The Third Term phanton, that
no party advocates, and has exist
ence only in the morbid imaginations
of Democratic Editors." Register
Does the editor of the Register,
docs he not, favor a third term?
he will define his position on this,
will gratify many of his readers, and
do what his chief has never done un
der the strongest importunities
his party friends.
It Suits Our People.
Several days ago we were honor
ed with a call from a gentleman
who held- a place in the Granger
fraternity. After the usual conver
sation touching the weather and its'
probable influences on the crops' and
fruit, he put the question:
"What do you think of the Fee
and Salary bill that the Legislature
at its late session passed?"
We answered: "It is a move in
the right direction, at least. In
some particulars it may be defect
ive. Time will disclose what the
defects may be, if it have any, and
they can be remedied by future leg
islation. We voted for the bill and
gave it our hearty approval."
"Who was the. author of the bill?"
"It is known as the Oken bill. Mr.
Ores had worked on the bill during
the preceding General Assembly,
which was Republican, and did what
he could to secure its passage; but
that body would not pass it. At the
late session it was passed by the
House aud then went to the Senate,
where it was amended by substitu
ting the most of a bill that Senator
Farrill, of Carroll county, had got
up. Thus amended it went back to
the House, where the amendment
was disagreed to and a Committee of
Conference asked for and acceded to
bv the Senate. This Committee of
Conference reported the bill back in
which, on tue re
its present form,
, .I'll.. n.Mn.:An irno
"Well, it suits our people," he re
plied. "You know what 1 mean
"Yes, you mean the Grangers."
"Yes. sir. That's them."
So there is another class of people
that the late imbecile Democratic
Legislature, as its opponents are
nleased to call it legislated to its
Wayne Co. Democrat.
The Editor of the Eaton Democrat
is conducting: his paper in a style
lonar since abandoned to the black
guards of the press. When he shall
have learned that arguments and
facts cannot be answered by innuen
do and personal vituperative state
ments and addresses himself to the
discussion of matters of public im
portance his paper may be noticed.
But as at present conducted will re
ceive but little or no attention from
This is cool from a third-trm cd,-
ltor, who never deals in arguments
himself, but whose whole stock in
trade has been slang and vitupera
tion. The fact is he has not the ca
pacity to argue any subject, for the
policy of his third-term chief admits
of no paliatiou, which to some extent
relieves the Register from a more
candid course with its brethren of
the press. The truth is that the Reg
ister is allied to a dead carcass, aud
when that begins to stink in the nos
trils of all honest men, it can but
deal in putrefaction. Let the Regis
ter come out in plain terms and say
what line of policy it indorses, or, for
instance, whether it advocates
Grant's administration, a third term
for its chief, the plunder and frauds
in high places, and not deal in inu-
endoes to deceive its readers, and it
shall be answered by the Democrat
squarely and in journalistic terms,
The administration organs are not
so much pleased with silence as an
evidence of statesmanship. There is
a sort of subdued sadness about those
organs which called upon President
Grant to speak out on the third term
question at Concord. They begin to
lose faith, evidently, in that article
of the Administration creed, which
makes silence the chief ornament of
The Chaplain of the Ohio Peniten-
tiarv. writinr to a friend !a ro'Tir-'
to the operations of the Gegiiax BilL,
says: "lean assure you that the bill
has not been any disadvantage to us
whatever here. Very few Catholics
stay in their cells on account of it on
Sabbath." The Chaplain of the Ohio
Penitentiary is a Protestant clergy
man, uutjie bears testimony to the
fact that even Catholic prisoners are
willing to sit under his ministrations,
though the privilege ot remaining
away is granted them. The Gazette
ought to make a note of this. En
quirer. And the Eaton Register, also.
Last year the Democrats had but
two Congressmen from the six New
England States, but the next session
of Congress will show nine, a gain
seven. There is still hope for the
country when the land of steady hab
its can be thus revolutionized. De
mocrats now think that good can
come out of the stronghold of Radi
The New York World consoles the
country with the statement that
"there need be entertained no fear
that in Ohio the people will abandon
the Democracy, whose living local
exponents are an Aixex and a Tiiur-
man, to return to the Eadicals whose
living local exponents are a Delano
and a Bingham."
The hopelessness of the Eepubli
cans in Ohio is exposed most satis
factory- by their vain efforts to name
a standard beai-er who will accept.
Nearly every prominent Republican
in the State has declined the candi
dacy for Governor, and when they
had tried all the big guns, they went
among the smaller fry. , 1 .
Dko. "Williajis is very much ex
orcised about the Catholic Church.
From his continual howls we suppose
he is afraid he'll be eaten blood raw.
Compose your soul, dear brother,
we'll see that you are not swallowed
GEHTS' FURFJISHXISG GQOBS
WHOLES ALE PRICES !
Shirts at 95 cts., $1,00, $1,25, $1,40, $1,G0, $1,75; worth $1,50, $1,75,
Summer Undershirts at 30 cts., -10 cts., 60 cts., CO cts.; worth GOe. to $1.
Socks 4 cts., 7 cts., 9 cts., 12 cts., 15 cts., 18 cts., 20 cts.; worth 10 to 35c.
Gents' Necktie 3 cts., 5 cts., 8 cts., 10 cts., 20 cts.
Gents' Scarf 50 cts'., 65 cts., 75 ct,s., 85 cts.
Call and satisfy yourself that I MEAN BUSINESS. A big stock of
Hats and Clothing: at very low prices. " JOS. WOERNER,
April 29, 1S75-H Barron St., Eaton, O.
Great Rivalry tai the Milliners!
m mmm m
The undersigned, having permanently established thcmselvesln the
Millinery business, will give their undivided attention to the wants of the
citizens of Preble county in
They have now in store .a general assortment of the
offered in this market, including
finest Goods ever
TRIMMED HATS & BONNETS:
Laces, Flowers and Ribbons.
All orders intrusted to us will be promptly met on the most reasonable
terms, ana on short notice.
Our stock also includes all kinds of
FAXIIS, PARASOLS, GjuGVES,
Hosiery, Ruches, - Collafst .Cuffs and Corsestt
and all Goods included in a first-class Notion Store.
We are also agents for the
"BAZAR GLOVE FITTING PATTERKS."
All are most- cordially invited to give us a call,' examine styles and
prices. Kenicniuer the place: Barron street, west side, near jlain.
Wiss R. A. HAY e& CO.
Eaton, April 22, 1875-4w
DRUGS, MEDICHCES, CHEMICALS.
Special attention given to the filling ot Prescrip
tions ami Private Mecipes.
SCHOOL AND MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS.
Ohromo & Picture Frames of all Styles made to order
FAULTS, OILS AFID VAREJISHISS.
Painters Stipplied at Wholesale Prices.
HICHAEL & SON,
Eaton, April 22, 1875-ly
mm " i fisfiifi' ;rs-
PELOUBET, PELTOii k Co's, STANDARD ORGANS
DECKER & BARNES, STEiMAY & MATHUSREL'S PIANOS
Is prepared to furnish them 'on as reasonable terms as the): can
boulit anvwuere eise, as uu is uuj nig mem uirecuv nom ine manuiac-
OFFICE OwV STIZEET,-
Eaton, March 18, 1S75
-i-i ijttttt. nnrtiTinTPPi
P R O D U C E E M P O R I U M. I
H. C. HILL
INVITES especial attention, to his
stock of FAMILY GROCERIES &
PRODUCE, of which he keeps a full
and complete stock at his old stand on
Baron Street Eaton
He flatters liiinsHf that he c,
as low as any other house in tow
willkcepalwayson hand the bestbraiuls
PROVISIONS, V!"'1KTA11I.ES, ALMONDS
S SL'liAUS. bVllVPS,
AJIILYFLOUK, rOllV SttAl, . 1UCE.
Salt by the Barrel.
The patronage of the public Is solicited
fro BUY INDIAN RELICS of
x kinds, Geological Soeci
mens-of every description. TrilO
bites, a! all kinds of Petrified
Jan. 23, 1S75-WG
Micliael & Sons,
n ii n n i n
unrasts & BcoKseners
(Oppfwitr Court Hou&e,
r in. x, ma-ii.
The under.ij;ncd has a complete
of SlIOKMAKER'S TOOLS, which
rfli-rs for sale on very reasoeahle terms,
They are all in good condition.
terms, &c, address,
Wm. H. STOKEIEY
Eldorado, Preble Co.,
THE LEAOTH IN TIE
Can esamins my prices & not bs satisfied tJiat I ssll
lower than-any other house in the trade- It
is my constant study to deserve the .
name c: -
I Lav Reason to Believe Myself Possess
ed of tlx at Hepntatics.
My Increasing Business is a sure
Proof of it.
I have erei?27 thing "belonging to a first
class Clc-tliing Hons. 1 Iisrsre
mam -Mm m i
Than can be found in. any Store in
Preble County. ISjf
FURBISH18G GOODS DEPftfiTHERT
IS GRAND IN ITS NOYKLTIES
Suspenders, Collars, Neckties, umbrellas, Cuffs,
And a great manjr-JMsxgs too numer
ous to mentions 1 grce a. special
invitation to one and all to
. ' AL1j aw SEE ME I
KZy Goods are better mads, better style,
and lower pricey for quality of Goods you
cant nd bst te in City or Country. New
Goods, allnevT, and&esn stock, no useless
stock from last season,
LET. THE PACT BE KNOWN FAR AND TOE,
that the best place to buy Clothing at One Price and
' Small Profit, is at
Eaton, O., April 22, lS73-4t
opposite Sheriff's Residence.
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