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L, G. GOULD, Editor.
Cot. 21 1375.
Gov. Hates' majority a3 now foot
ed up is 4,753.
Ye Bankers, Bondholders and
money lonners, look cl.eerful.
The Soldiers' Home at Dayton,
gave Allen a majority of 40.
Gov. Hayes may now cast his vis
ion in the direction of Washington.
The Democratic gains are in the
rural districts and in the mining re
The mothers in Israel quiet their
squalling babies by threatening them
with the Pope. .
Judge Haises' majority in this
Senatorial District has been whittled
down to 79! That will do if it
The public debt is always reduced
in October to have its effoct upoa
elections, but the taxes arc not di
minished, nor labor rewarded.
The immortal "J. N." will -lift the
veil" in the Court House on Friday
evening next So he has informed
us by one of his characteristic scrolls.
As Israel never gets away from
home, save when the brethren have
a dirty slander suit, it is no wonder
6he is afraid of the Pope.
A gain of 114 in this county over
the Radical majority of two years
ago, shows that Preble county is be
The new postal cards are being is
sued at the rate of over a million a
day, the aggregate number for the
The liberal Germans held the bal
ance of power in Ohio. Their vote
turned the scales for the Republicans
as.it did two years ago, and last year,
for the Democrats.
Johx G. Thompson speaks plainly
to the Radical State Central Com
mittee and tells them they have lied
or committed forgery. They would
do either to carry the election.
The Republicans have carried both
branches of the Legislature of Ohta
They hive a majority of two in the
Senate and seventeen in the House.
We will see what they will do this
The farmers and laborers of Preble
county return their hearty thanks to
the gallant men of Twin, Lanier, Gra
tis and Jefferson townships for their
manly fight in defense of labor
against an aristocracy of non-tax
If any reasoning man after read
ing the extract from the Cincinnati
, Gazette, reproduced in our issue of
to-day,, can bring himself to believe
anything the Radical party may say
concerning the position of the party
on the finance question, we give him
over to hardness of heart and mental
and moral perdition.
Governor Allen goes back to his
retirement with the respect and af
fection of all with whom he has come
in contact. He has shown a magna
nimity to his enemies never parall
eled in this State, and an unswerv
ing attention to the public interest
that will be remembered when the
little wasps which have been buzzing
at his heels are forgotten.
The last report of the special pen
sion agents, just made, discloses that
there is a greater number of fraudu
lent pension cases than heretofore
Psyments were at once ordered to be
discontinued. The Commissioner is
determined to use every means in
his power to break up this robbery
of the Treasury by fraudulent pen-
t The centennial has only tw.o really
great purposes to show the world
the progress of a century of republi
can government, and to lead our peo
ple still more proudly to cherish
their institutions. If these ends are
accomplished our nationality will be
cemented, not only in the respect of
other nation?, but in our own hearts.
The Prohibition vote in Ohio was
very small this fall, although they
nominated a ticket, organized and
Wowed at a wonderful rate of what
they intended to do. They turned
around and sold out to the Money
Power and voted for Hayes, because
he supported and contributed to the
Crusade, and therefore was reliable
on that question. These Prohibi
tionists are the most arrant humbugs
and hypocrits in the county. They
profes3 one thing and vote another.
Poor old benighted Israel increas
es her Radical majority. She was
scared on account of the Pope. She
is joined to her idols and is indeed
the "happy hunting ground" of the
worthy descendents of psalm singing
sires, whose intense love of religious
liberty inspired them to persecute
and Lang the Quakers and burn
witches in 2ew England. The only
safe road to a blisafal eternity where
there are no Popes is by way of Israel.
The smoke .of battle has passed
away, and the State of Ohio is again
the hands of tho so-called Kepub-
lcan party. A variety oi causes
produced this result, but t.'O stand
out pre-eminent, viz: The combined
Money Tower and influence of the
Bondholders and Bankers, who re
gardless of their former political af
filiations, voted and labored and lied
for the overthrow of the cause of to
Labor and production and for the ry
building up of the aristocracy of
monev. On the financial question
alone it became evideut that Hayes
would be badly beat en, and thereu- on
Inni nnl'itip.inr.n. secon-
ded and assisted by the majority of
the protestant Clergy and member-
ship, resorted to tho meanest and in
most nnehristian measure?, whereby
to excite religious prejudice and to
the members of one set of
Churches in pol.tical warfare against
another. The charge that the Dem-
ocratic party of Ohio, itself the au- to
thor and builder of the present School
83-slem, had combined with the Cath-
olic church to destroy the usefulness
of the Schools, was openly, day after
day, and hour after hour made by
preachers, church members and dirty
politicians generally, and although
the charge was a lie, and known by
them to be so, yet they persisted in
it and thousands of religious bigots,
psalm-singing fanatics, and intellec-
ignorant tools were induced
to believe it, and voted in sufficient
numbers to cause the defeat of Gov.
Allen. Very well, if the people of
Ohio choose to ignore their own tern-
poral interests by playing into the
hands of religious fanaticism; if
they desire to neglect the material
interests of the country for the pur-
pose of assisting in the inauguration
of a religious war for the benefit of
sects, they have the constitutional
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sai oi ma uisiry oi piwi. per&ecu-
tions carried on under the Dame of
religion and see whether the results
were ever favorable to the cause of the
Laborer. We conclude therefore,
that the defeat of the Farmer, Me-
chanice and Laborer in Ohio, can be
safely attributed to the combined
power of Money and Religious su
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perstition and ignorance.
But it is done the die is ca6t,
and while we must congratulate the
Democracy upon the zealous fight
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done and the manner in which all
the members of the party discharged
every duty expected of them, we
have no hardwords to say of our
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UFl,uUCUtc, uu v, rr-
seemcd to want a change and are
tired of greenbacks as money, that
the policy of contraction will go on,
if it is productive of general pros-
perity as they claimed on the stump,
Democrats' will share it, if it brings
as we claimed it would, there
will be no distinction in the general
r i i,
except for the rich bondholders,
bankers and money loaners. Before
the Presidential contest rolls around
it , will be demonstrated who was
ri-ht if the success of Hayes and
. , .
the Radical party brings prosperity
to the people, furnishes employment
to the hundreds of idle Mechanics
and Laborers stimulates enterprise
and furnishes money to those in debt
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and hard pressed, we will rejoice and
be exceedingly glad and give unto
our rulers that meed of praise to
which thev will be entitled,
In the campaign just ended, we
said nothing in unkindness of any
candidate on the opposition ticket.
We believe we personally defamed
no one of them, and now that the
election is over, we have no regrets
to offer nor anything that we remem
ber to take back or apologize for.
We would rather have had the result
otherwise, of course, but as we can
not change it we don't propose to
commit suicide. The friends of
greenbacks and more money in Pre-
ble county can say, we have fought
a good fight, we have kept the faith,
but could not avoid a trip up that
famous stream Salt River! Good
The Republicans will claim the
result of the late election as a great
party triumph; the hard money men
will claim it as a victory for them;
the National Bankers will claim that
it is an emphatic indorsement of the
present National Bank sj'stein; the
religious fanatics will claim that it
is simply the overthrow of the Pope
of R;me; while the man of cool judg
ment and unprejudicial mind will
readily see that the only thing deci
ded is that Governor Hayes has sim
ply been chosen to succeed Governor
Allen. This and nothing more.
The liberality of the two parties
in this county is very correctly ex-
hibited in the vote for Common Pleas
Judge and Prosecuting Attorney,
neither gentlemen having any oppo-
sitiou. Judre Hume, although a
Democrat, is a very moderate one,
aud he received from his opposition
brethren in this county one hundred
votes, while Mr. Freeman, a rabid
and uncompromising Radical, who
stumped the "rural deestricts" for
the salary grabber, received from his
opponents about eighteen hundred
votes ! The Democratic nartv i .
I.iTierjil n.irtv nf tho. onnnt.rv
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Tlurc were some people evidently
fnghtened about the Pope.
During the late political ct.ntest
Ohio, the positions of the Badical
Democratic parties were well
sharply defined. The Badicals
through Morton, Hayes and Schurz,
followed-by all the smaller fry of the
party on the stump, and through the
Cincinnati Gazette and Commercial,
claimed all the time and everywhere
that their party was solemnly bound
resume specie payment in Janua-
1870; that the resumption -law of
lost Congress could not in good
faith be repealed; that the green
backs were unconstitutional, a fraud
the people, in short were "worth
less and irredeemable raK3;' that
every law of sound finance required
their retirement and destruction, and
their stead a gold and silver basis
established. On the other hand the
Democracy, representing the labor
array ing classes, fought for the greenback
currency, and by their orators and
throngh their newspapers attempted
demonstrate the utter impossibil-
ity of resuming specie payment at
any near period, and the disastrous
effects such an attempt would have
upon "the industries of the nation.
Thousands of people allured by the
hope of a golden era and full of faith
the promises of the Radical party,
voted their ticket and placed them
again in power. What is the result?
The official returns of the State had
not been received before this beauti
tually fu party of moral honesty began to
,0 back on the only living issue of
t,he campaign, and is preparing itself
t0 falsify and prove recreant to the
promises through which they de-
frauded honest men out of their
votes.' As evidence of this we give
below some extracts from that emi-
nently pious sheet, the Cincinnati
"The Republican victory in Ohio
does not mean me vioiens measure
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We know of uo Republican who
thinks it possible to carry out that
act, or who think that Congress can
seriously fix the time of specie pay
ments without providing measures
hv which the eurrencv shall nearlv
or qujte appreciate to par with coin
before the appointed day arrives."
rational man believes it pos-
tof l1 00nTCrti-
bihty of $7o0,000,000 of paper mo-
Eyen if b borrowin2 coin on
public bonds, and by an inflation of
credulity, it could be kept up for a
short time, it would be mere kite-fly-
ing; it would not be a specie basis,
and would be liable at any moment
t0 break down What a fleld wcud
such a situation offer to rings of
speculators who could borrow means
to lock up goia.
"Fixing a date of resumption,
withcut creating preceding condi-
tions to bring paper money to par,
is only to resort to fright and panic.
Government must not say that when
out for themse,v th
who aro ot prepared must take the
consequences. The people are help
disaster less. . In no way can they prepare
but by ceasing business. To stop
the use of credit is to stop nine
ruin tentb3 q bu8inesfc Gmmmeat
made the currency situation, and it
must not revolutionize it in such a
manner as to destroy the people.
Ana besides, "'e trovernmeut would
assume the burden of furnishing spe-
ci(J fQr QycT seve hdred acf6tv
millions of paper money, payable on
demand in coin. To borrow coin by
telling bonds to attempt this impos-
sJble thing would be selling bonds to
buy com to pour into a gulf. The
Government wouU hreak dow), after
having spread panic and bankruptcy
over the land. And this, with the
failure of the Government, would Kb
extremely hazardous to the public
Grant, like Artemus Ward's tiger,
i3an"amoosin cuss, iiesays: vn
this Centennial year the work of
strengthening the foundation of the
structure commenced by our fore
fathers a hundred years ago at Lex
ington ehould be begun." This,
from the head ofan administration
which has been stealing everything
within reach for six years, and which
is still reeking with corr-ption, is
r;cn. -'e have found the President
out at last We know where he is
noyr He is a great humorist. But
he ought not to make light of our
forefathers, nor should he so sarcas
tically accuse us of waiting one hun
dred years to begin the work of
strengthening their foundation.
The returns of the election show
that the vote cast on the 12th, was
the largest ever cast in the State,
The Bondholders and National Bank
ers felt that this election would de
termine whether they were to go up
or down. They labored as they
never labored before. Men were
seen at the polls with their tickets
who had never been seen there be
fore, except simply to cast their bal
lots. And now the people see how
hard it is for them to fight against
the money power. A system has
been fastened upon them to uproot
will be like pulling eye-teeth. For
a season, at least, they will have to
grin and bear it.
At Memphis, the other day,
Beecher sold lor $17, lilton brought
$13, and Mrs. Tilton only brought
The were "wax figgers."
The Czar of Russia
$25,000 roubles for the
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01 lne v niversity.
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i party to make a fight against the ag-
grcgated wealth of the country,
When corruption is in the hnd,
and men begin anxiously to ask,
"Have all men gone astray?" tlen it
the privilege, na) it is the duty
all good men to keepup the vatch-
guard on the citadel of Liberty; to
reverently and soberly unite to stem
the tide; to turn unfaithful .men
from offices of trust and profit, and
put honest men in their place, and
man the ship of State on a new
course towards honor and a proud
position among the lations of the
These many -ears the party in
power have had full swag in the
nation, and most of the States: And
such has been the politics aid prac
tice, that it has an Oaks Antes pos
sible. It has shown what a Delano
can do in fostering corruplRAiin the
Indian policy, where an Orville
Grant is a chief tool to operate with;
it has shown us what it is to have
corruptionists in Revenue Offices,
Custom Houses and Post Offices,
where brother-in-laws fatten at the
public expense. The late contest in
Ohio, a salary grabber was the Ra
dical candidate for Governor, and
was denounced in plain terms but it
was found .that his party friends
were too strong to prevent
his defeat and he has been
honored for his treachery. The rule
is, where exposure threatens, for
party friends (on the part of the
Corruptionists,) to rally to his sup
port. Not so with Democrats. When
Tweed was accused, the Democratic
party said "Try him, and if guilty,
down with him." We say this day,
that in our opinion the day has gone
by, when such official rascality is
passed over in silence. And the day
has come when the people will stand
by those who in times past have
done well. The Democratic party
cf the people, as against their oppres-
sors: Jit. is the party that believes in
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that believes that-soverniLent lor
the people should be like the dew of
heaven, unfelt save for the benefit it
confers. It is the party whose record
is for light taxes. No more taxes to
furnish fine ships as pleasure
yachts for high officials; no more
"special palace" cars for anybody at
the public expense. And when the
Democratic party comes into power,
as we firmly believe it will at the
next Presidential election, let us
promise .ourselves, and let us redeem
the pledge: No corruption in office
will be tolerated in our nation; no
rascality of any kind; a faithful ful
filment of all obligations; a rapid
retrenchment and economical ex
penditure in regard to spending the
public money, so that taxes may be
reduced and the Ship of State may
long and prosperously sail under the
old Democratic banner.
The question of taxing church
property in Massachusetts is now up
and exciting a good deal of discus
sion. It is said there are $20,000,000
worth of this sort of property in Bos
ton alone, and all exempt from taxa
tion. Church property, including
not only churches, but school and
charitable buildings, parsonages, tc,
is rapidly accumulating, and the
time is not distant when the people
of the State will be compelled to con
sider whether it shall not bear some
portion of the lead cf taxation for
the support of governments which
protect them no less than the citi
zens in their property.
The above is from the Cincinnati
Commercial, a Republican newspa
per, and a zealous supporter of Gen.
Hayes in the late election. The sug
gestions made are eminently worthy
of calm consideration. It is a fact
known of all men that the churches
of America, with but few exceptions,
have for a long time been rapidly be
coming semi-political bodies. Be
fore our civil war the Gospel minis
ters in the South taught from the
pulpit the divinity of slavery, while
their brethren of the North fired the
hearts of their people on the other
side. An entire body of preachers
demanded of Mr. LiTicoln the issuing
of the Emancipation Proclamation,
and whole church organizations are
now demanding the recognition of
God in our State Constitution. In
our own town and county, ministers
of the "Gospel of peace," during all
our late political campaigns nave
been active workers both in and out
of the pulpit, and men have been
nominated and elected to office thro'
church influences. These are unde
niable truths, and since the churches
have greatly ignored the purpose for
which their great Head designed
them, viz: The salvation of the
souls of men, and have made them
selves a power in controlling the pol
itics of the country, it seems but fair
and right hat they should pay a
proportionate share of the burdens
of the government they assist in im
posing on the people.
The Rev. H. C. Tilton, who was
nominated for Governor of Wiscon
sin by the Prohibitionists, has de
clined to be a candidate. He thinks
the temperance cause will have to
wait "until the questions growing
out of the rebellion are generally and
firmly settled." It seems to take a
long time to settle them, and as Mr.
Tilton (no relation to Theodore)
wants the Grant party to be allowed
to keep on trying, it is to be inferred
that he is in no hurry about his tem
Take the Democrat.
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Rutherford B. Hays.
3s.wio e;ooog I Thomas L. Young.
Samuel F. Cary.
JbUHHIOUM K) I 1
Henry A. Thompson.
Edward M. Green.
J. Minor Millikin.
Edward C. Young.
W M H W b3 H-
Thomas E. Powell.
Samuel E. Adams.
Henry E. O'Hagan.
John R Buchtel.
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George W. Mcllvaine.
Thomas Q. Ashburn.
David C. Montgomerj-.
For amend't taxing dogs.
Ag'st am'd't taxing dogs.
Abner Haines, sr.
A. S. Matlack.
Albert J. Hawley.
J. II. Blackford.
Alex. F. Hume.
J. W. King.
Oliver C. Tillson.
William D. Quinn.
J. W. Leas.
Andrew L. Morris.
Albert E. Hubbard.
G. W. Bloom.
Irvin E. Freeman.
E. H. Caylor.
J. V. Campbell.
Samuel S. Dix.
John R. Beaty.
James V. Acton.
STOCK IS HQW.: COMPLETE FOB
Embracing an immense variety of
READY MADE CLOTHING,
PIECE GOQSS, HATS, CABS, and
G-ent's iiiriiisliirig- Goods.
Please remember I agree to sell First Class Goods cheaper than any
body else. Therefore it will be to your advantage to call ana examine
Goods and Prices betore purchasing your au ana ..inter bujii.. "
forget, "The proof of the pudding is the eating." . JOS. WOERNER.
Barron St., Eaton, O
DAZBIa WIKISIj, Jr.
fam jMi&s. sad?
PELOIMT, PELTOH -4 Co', STANDURD WM
DECXER &BA3NS,;STErWAY &"HATIS!SKEL'S;P!AKCS!
ish them on as reasonable terms as they can be
bought anywhere else, as he is buying them directly from the manufac-
. Eaton,. March lSlSZl
OIFICEZO.V .77.1 J.V STREET,
DHUGS, MEDICINES, OHDMICAL.
-yaici-'.-.aW -.r- rr - T,irJ
Spetial attention given to the tS" of Prescrid-
: , tions una Private SZecipcs.
"SCHOOL AND KISCnSLLAKEOUS BOOKS.
Chromo & Picture Frames of all Styles made to order
Painters Supplied at Wholesale Prices.
MICHAEL & SON,
Eaton, April 22, 1375-ly
ACTOW Ik DEEwa.
Just K ecelved, end fbz? ISsIg,
ALL KINDS OF PIN F LUMBER,
Rough and Dressed;
Timber, Joists and Scantling; .
PII, ASn & POPLAR FMOEIIfg;
Cedar, Oak and Locust Fence Posts.
ZJoors, Saisli, Iatk and Shiagles.
All kinds of Finishing Lumber cut to Order-. fll
kinds of Building JLumhcr cut to tfraer.
H Tangtagky," Casplsl's Cresk ni Casnel COAL.
Agents for the Study baker, Milljorn, and Mitchell
H!ghest price paid for Walnut, Ash Lumber, and Tlmbsr.
Office and Yard Opposite the Depot, Eaton, Ohio.
Jiaton, unio, juay o, ioia-oui
c. a schlenker,
GOLD AND SILVER
Clocks and Jewelry!
Silver and Plated Ware !
GOLD PENS, SPECTACLES
&c, &c, &c.
Main Street, Eaton, Ohio.
Call and sec the II nest selection in
t3T All kinds of Repairing promptly
attended to and warranted. 3
Eaton, April 23, 871-6fli.
L. C. ABBOTT,
Attorney at Lit I Rotary Public.
Office In Odd Fellows' building, south
west corner, up stairs.
tST Legal business promptly attend
ed to. Aug. 26, 75
SAVE YOUR MONEY
BY BUYING OF
Gents' Furnishing Goods-
A choice assortment of
ready to be made up to order in Gents'
Clothing. AUo, a large stock of
of different styles, which he will sell as
low as anv house in Eaton. HATS
and CAPS of every style at small
nrnfita. Ciill nt the old stand. 2 doors
east of Cherry street, in his New Block.
Eaton, O., April 22, 1875.
Michael & Sons,
MINOR'S BLOCK, .
(Opposite Court Hoom, ATOS O.
F.b. K. itrtytt.