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The Job department of the PRESS is complete, and affords facilities for doing the best class of work. PARTICULAR ATTENTION PAID TO Law Printing. No paper will be discontinued until arrearages are paid, except at the option ofthe publisher. Papers sent out ofthecounty must be paid for in advance. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. For Governor, WM. A. STONE, of Allegany. For Lieutenant-Governor, J. I'. S. GOBIN, of Lebanon. For Secretary of Internal A (tail's, JOSEPH W. LATTA, of Philadelphia. For Judge ofSuperiorCourt, WILLIAM M. PORTER, of Phiadelphia. WILLIAM D. PORTER, of Allegany. For Congress-at-Large, GALUSHA A. GROW, of Susquehanna, SAMUEL A. DAVENPORT, of Erie. For Representative in Congress, HON. CHARLES W. STONE, of Warren. For President Judge, CHARLES A. MAYER, Clinton. Gen. Miles, has probably con cluded togo into limited partner ship with those Kansas Populists who have announced their purpose to raise less corn and more hell. Honored the Rough Riders. An officer of Colonel Roosevelt's rough riders invited a dozen of the genuine cowboys of the regiment to goto a Broadway theatre with him last week. None of the soldiers had any other clothes to wear for the evening than his soiled uni form, antl it is probable that an}' of them had ever been in a New York theatre before. When the officer appeared at the box office and asked for seats for his men, the ticket seller caught a glimpse of the soiled uniforms and said: "I can't sell you a seat as the house is full, but you are welcome to take your men in, and if they can find any vacant seats, let them take them." The cavalrymen filed in and stood up in the hack of the theatre for a few minutes. Then a man who had an orchestra chair got up, and, walking back to the soldiers, took one of them by the arm and led him to his seat. Other men in he audience followed this example and in a few minutes every rough rider was not only seated, but en gageetl in conversation with the people around him. Those who had seats near the soldiers asked them all sorts of questions. Down near the front of the house was a rough rider in his soiled uniform seated between two women who never seen him before, but were evidently delighted at the oppor tunity of making his acquaintance. Their escort had given up his seat to the soldier, and they evidently thought they had a right to talk to him. It is only fair to the cow boys to say that the novelty of their surroundings did not appear to embarrass them in the least, and their enjoyment of the evening was marked.—N. Y. Sun. The Assault on Republicanism. Any stranger reading the reports of the meetings of the so-called Business Men's League would naturally suppose that Pennsyl vania was an unsafe place to live in. There are resolutions which paint a terrible state of affairs and speeches which call men theives and charge them with nearly every crime short of deliberate murder. Here, for instance, is the principal agitator- of the association indulg ing in an arraignment which in cludes "hideous and profane orgies," the "suspicious burning of the Capitol," "onslaught on the treasury," "padded pay rolls," "Grace church scandals," "crime so gross," "fraud so palpable," and so on through columns of invective until one would natur ally suppose that Pennsylvania, instead of being the great and proud state she is, is nothing but a den of thieves. And what does it all mean V Nothing on the face of the earth except a political attack 011 the Republican party, which, in all the years of its management of the State administration, has made the magnificent record of accounting faithfully for every penny. There has never been a defalcation to the amount of a single dollar. And what is the object of these attacks found upon an exaggerated im agination ? Simply to break down the Republican party at a time when every Republican force in State and nation is needed to grapple with the great and new issues which are opening up as a result of the war. Because a few men, seeking political advance ment. have started into tear down other men who have been placed in office by the people, "crime" and "fraud" must be shouted from the house tops and men are ex pected t»> believe that Republican ism is rotten to the core. Is any Republican voter who knows that his party is not corrupt, who realizes the importance of keeping Pennsylvania in complete touch with the national adminis tration. is any such voter going to be turned aside by reiterations of the virulent abuse that has been overwhelmed at the polls by a free and independent people who would have none of it? Are the Repub licans of Pennsylvania going to follow the so-called Business Men's League into alliances with Demo crats, Popocrats, Populists—any where and everywhere an oppor tunity offers to defeat a Republi can candidate for the Legislature ? Are the Republicans of Pennsyl vania ready to send other than a Republican to the I'nited States Senate. The League has had two experi ences, and deserted by its presi dent, who is presumably no longer in sympathy with its aims, is about to start on a third campaign. What it will do beyond making its openly avowed alliances with every dissatisfied political element in Pennsylvania perhaps it does not know itself, but the less said about its previous campaigns the better for it. It entered politics with an attempt to defeat Penrose for the Senatorship, and well-known bood lers claiming to represent the or ganization filled the streets of Harrisburg with the scandal of their own doings and attempted to carry debauchery to a limit never before dreamed of in this or any other State —debauchery under the white banner of political purity! Then it turned its attention to the Governorship and appealed directly to the Republican voters, and was overwhelmingly beaten by the popular vote. It has been at work ever since in the Legislative dis tricts, and in almost every instance has been thrashed as of old. We do not believe that the peo ple of Pennsylvania are in a mood to listen to campaign orators who deal in personal spite and try to promote personal interests by out rageous assaults upon everything Republican. Republican rule has brought prosperity, and we rather think that the party, under the leadership of Col. William A. Stone, the veteran soldier, and General Gobin, now with the troops, can be trusted despite those who prefer to run things according to their own peculiar notions. — —lnquirer. Facts About Our Camps. For weeks the newspapers have been filled with complaints about our various military camps. Some of these reports were well founded and many were grossly exaggerat ed. Yesterday we published the report of General Boynton, a man whose word can be relied on. He is a veteran of the Civil War and a newspaper man of wide experience. He found the conditions at Camp Thomas were satisfactory in most respects. To-day we report an in vestigation of Camp Meade by a reporter who has visited camps all over this country and Europe and who states things exactly as he saw them. That conditions have not been ideal is apparent. That they are improving is an unquestioned fact. It is now seen that the selec tion of the original camp sites was a mistake but that was not foreseen. Camp Thomas was selected because it was in the South, and it was supposed a brief stay there would help to inure men for the expected Cuban campaign. Camp Alger was selected because it was near the eapitol, but it proved to be less satisfactory than had been origin ally supposed. That many of our men suffered unnecessary hardships, that there were deaths that might have been prevented under ideal conditions, CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1898. is now apparent. There are a great many tilings that we learn l>y ex perience. We have learned some bitter lessons that we shall not soon forget, hut it is doubtful whether we could have avoided all the mistakes that have been made. Let us consider the conditions under winch the camps were carried on. When war was declared in April we had an army of 25,000 men scattered all over the country. There was absolutely 110 general staff and the regular staff was in adequate because the officers lacked experience. There were few posts where so much as one regiment was collected and at most posts there were one or two companies. The staff ollicers could well take care of these, but could not reason ably be expected to look after an army. Suddenly the army was in creased to 300,000 men and the same machinery was putin opera tion to care for all. The staff was increased partly by detailing regu lar armj' officers, but largely from civil life, as many line officers pre ferred remaining with their regi ments, where the chances of fight ing were better. Many of these civilian officers conducted them selves well, particularly at Santi ago. Others were incompetent or took a long time to learn their duties. Nevertheless they did fairly well, as the results show. The Santiago campaign was con ducted under the most trying cir cumstances, with a rapidity under the conditions never before equaled, and we have no reason to be dis satisfied with the result. It is true that there were many casualties, particularly from disease, but these were to be expected. When one remembers the terrible loss of life some ten years ago when the yellow fever scourged Jacksonville and compares it with the results of the Santiago campaign, there is reason to be grateful. It is true that there were many casualties, par ticularly from disease at Santiago and incident thereto will outrun the loss of life in the field, but this is always the ease in war. In our Civil War there were twice as many men who died of disease as those who were either killed in battle or died from wounds. We have not reached those figures yet, but we probably will very soon. It is noticeable that the efficiency and care of the line officers had much to do with checking the ravages of disease. It has been so long since we had a war that most people have for gotten what it means. When General Sherman said "War is hell" he knew what he was talking about. There were many people who did not believe this. They thought only of the "pride, pomp and circumstances of glorious war," and forgot that in any war glory comes seldom but suffering always. When 300,000 men were called in to the field it was expected that there would be many die of disease. There would have been many of them died if they had remained at home. Every year some twenty persons in each thousand die, and though the mortality of infants counts for many of these, when we consider the conditions of camp life, this average is not much too great. These men have now been in camp about four months and 011 the basis above there should have died from natural causes about 1,800 of them, which is far in excess of the actual number. It should also be remembered that, while the men who goto war are picked men physically, they are largely young men who have not learned how to take care of themselves under abnormal con ditions. Most of them look on war as a sort of picnic and are willing to eat or drink whatever comes to hand and are not careful of their persons. It is easy to get camp disease and very hard to get rid of it. On the whole, therefore, we re affirm that conditions are not so bad as have been painted and not much worse than was naturally to have been expected. In saying this we do not in any wise mean to say that there have not been grave abuses, grave errors of om mission and commission, and that for some of the things that have occurred there is punishment due some persons and the offenders ought to be sought out and justice meted out to them. There were some things about the Santiago campaign that need explaining, but it is probable that friction and red tape between the War and the Navy Departments will account for some of them, and haste or in competency will account for the rest. There ought to be a search ing investigation into all the events of the war, not only to punish the guilty but to prevent their recur rence in future, in case we should have another war. We do not believe that the blame can be laid on any one man or 011 a few men, but 011 a lack of system and lack of time to perfect one, Wonders have been accomplished, and what has been done that si praiseworthy should be taken into consideration alongside of that which is so deplorable. We cannot conduct war as if it were a picnic. 1 We have done better than reason ably could have been expected, but we must do better next time. The one lesson of the campaign is that we must have a general staff of well-equipped men, so that in case 1 another war breaks out we shall not have to learn all over what has just been gained at so great a cost. —Philadelphia Inquirer. in a New Field. Carpet Bagger J. C. Sibley, after having the prongs of defeat thrust | into him in the Erie-Crawford i district, has bobbed up again as the Demo-Pop-Free Silver candi date in the 27th congressional dis trict, composed of Warren. Mc | Kean, Venango and Cameron I counties. To the shrewd politician this move 011 the part of "Honest | Joseph" was made clear when the Oil City Derrick came out in a j leading editorial against the candi ! dacy of Hon. C. \Y r . Stone, of J Warren. The Derrick is the organ of the i Standard Oil Company, and Sibley lis one of its members. Sibley's suit against the Derrick, for libel, is now explained. It will require more than "brass, belly and brains" to pull "Honest Joseph" through and defeat Mr. 1 Stone. Sibley's refusal to be a j candidate in this district caused j much wailing among the political I leg-pullers and roosters. But our J gain is the other district's loss, i Thus it comes to pass that Mr. ' Sibley, for once in his political life, i is nominated in a district wherein I he is a voter —away over in the | jungles where the whangdoodle mourneth, &c. —North East Breeze 1 ) The Congressional Aspect. The Philadelphia Press says: "The northwestern tier is a dis couraging section for ambitious Democrats. In the Erie-Crawford district 'Silver Joe' Sibley could not be flattered into entering the congressional fight against George i 11. Higgins and it took a dragnet for the Bryanites to fish out ex- Mayor A. Gaston, of Meadville, so that a name for Congress might appear on the Democratic ticket. Mr. Gaston is an enthusiastic Spiritualist, and was a leading figure at the Lily Dale gathering. Ex-Congressman Sibley, however, j is quoted as likely to accept the j nomination of the Demo-Pops of | his own district, comprising War | ren, McKean, Venango and Cam j eron counties —and prepare for | freezing weather by entering the j contest against the Hon. Charles i W. Stone, who has upwards of ! 4,500 normal Republican majority | as a starting figure in the Twenty j seventh district." Free Pills. Send your address to H. E. Bucklen & Co., Chicago, and get a free sample ; box of Dr. King's New Life Pills. A | trial will convince you of their merits. I These pills are easy in action and are i particularly effective in the cure of constipation and sick headache. For | malaria and liver troubles they have i been proved invaluable. They are guaranteed to be perfectly free from every deleterious substance and to be j purely vegetable. They do not weaken ! by their action, but by giving tone to | the stomach and bowels greatly invig ; orate the system. Regular size 25c. per box. 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