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THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT,
L, a. GOUXD, Editor. Thursday; July 17, 1873. Our Political Condition. Tlie present condition of politi cal Hfiairs, is, in tome reppec's, withoiit u pnraUi'l in the history of onr conntrj'.,. There in a depth and strength of conviction among the masse.", that some mnve must lie innde to wrest power from the hands of those who have most shamefully betrayed high trnsts, which already seriously alarms the leaders of Iho dominant par ty. The old catch -criea,to which crowds used to rally, are power less. The country's workers pause in the midst of their unre quited labors to inquire why it is that pet corporations grow richer while the great working world, day by day, grows poorer? Turn ing to Congress, they behold the Representatives of the ruling par- ty,with their hands in the Treas ury, more eager to steal out back pay for themselves, than to ligV- ten the load that is crushing their constituents. They behold the Chief Executive signing in shameJess haste, the bill authori zing the steal, because its provi sions within the next four years, will place one hundred thousand dollars in his private coffers. Looking a little more closely into their own affairs, they find local taxation more than twenty-sine times as great to each individual it wa in llm o-rtrtd nld itavs of , . . f 1840. Examining the tables of the increase of population they find its ratio deceased by four- fifths. Is this the feast to which . . j the great party in its better and purer dayB invited the laboring men of Ojio? Is this the fruit age of all those promises,turning like Dead Sea apples to ashes on the lips? Let as look in another direction. "We can all well re member, how years ago, when "wild war's, deadly blaBt was blown, and gentle peace return- ing," aftde glad all hearts, the party in power promised a re construction policy which should bring into harmonious and pros perous relations the States, which they said never were out of the Union. From that day to this the dominant party has held the reins of power. What do we be hold in the South? The people plundered by a reckless horde of carpet-baggers to such an extent, that ten great States have not been ab.le,for the last three years. to pay the interest on their bonds issued since the war, the bonds of some of them beggiug a pur chaser at fourteen cents on the dollar; the people impoverished by war, br5ken completely down by a system of taxation, beside which that of the Colonists in oar , ante-revolutionary days, would not be atirop in the back et. Remember we 'are no v in the second term of Grant's ad ministration. Look at our nublic debt statement. Even the "truly good man'' of the Cincinnati Gazette calls for each a change of 8yste:i in keeping public ac counts, as will enable the press to say from the official reports, what the real balance of the nations indebtedness is. Let us call spe cial attention to another matter. We speak to and in behalf of the Agricultural interests or our country, and at the threshold of this branch of what we have to say, we hold up the brazen re cord of the dominant party which has falsely claimed to bo the friend of the working men. It is time now for plain talk, and we shall not skulk from hard facts. Look at the great Agricultural interests ot the country strangled' between railroad monopolies on the one handand a high protec tive, tariff on the other. What administrations but those of the dominant, party have lavished public lands upon railroad Com panies until the country is justly alarmed at such profligacy, and whose administrations have iu isstcd upou protection to the iron interests, nntil there is not i an agricultural implement of any j kind, upon which the farmer must nit pay a heavy tribute to the pig iron princes? American manufactured iron finds a market I of in Staffordshire, and "utcher,. a larjfe owner in American, mines lays down American iron at his immense manufactories in Slief field. We have not j'et forgotten how one House of National Re presentatives, a year or two ago, from a depth of hcmiliation, shame and disgrace never reach ed before or perhaps since, ex cept in the Credit Mobilier and grub swindles admitted that the Lobby was loo string for the House! When the hoarse cry for the protection of iron manufac turers comes up from such a lob by, who thinks the interests of the farmer or working man will bo for a moment considered?- Who is simple enough to believe after such an admission, that the rights of the common classes, who sleep quietly at home, will bs at all taken into account? Too long a lease of power has corrup ted the ruling party. Even its Part" or8an9 arc "hamed into a feeble condemnation of the glar ing frauds. It has outlived its usetulneBs.and must muke way. Public sentiment may be thought bIihi, yet in the face of such wrongs, it quickly gathers power and moves with a celebrity which is sometimes startling. In, 1 853 and '54, there was less surface in dications of a coming political revolution, than exists to-day. r Some of the old politicians then thought they could toot their little horos, and the camp follow ers would come ac the first bugle note. Blow they did, but one might as well have listened for the chirp of a cricket in a torna , , , . -r-... do, as one note of theirs. Little Tumble BugBdHdrstbeTrrmini8tratioii l i. j r ... i : : .J ,,. A .. , J A of the party lines and correct the 1 . , . wrongs, as they do now. xsa the people said no! We are men not slaves. Honor, Manhood,and Right, are involved in the issues of the hour, and our fealty to them is higher than to mere party. We will crush the shell of corrupt organizations beneath our feet, and lead our country once more into sunlight. As it was then,- so it i8 about to be again. X he people, the abused and betrayed source of poweryare girding themselvesJ'orhecorn ing contest. Calm, earnest men are considering a new organiza tion ot independent original for ces, as the only way out of the present labryinth of corruption crime and mismanagement. Dis grace and humiliation at the bar of public opinion; the etorn ques tlon of "what are you doing now," rings clearly above the voices of thoso who are shouting what the ruling party did in its earlier and be ter days. - What are you do ing now, asks the .bankrupted States of the South? What are yon doing now, asks the laboring man, as each day poorer, he seeks his home? What 'are you doing now, asks the farmer, who can not ship tin grain to market over the wealthy Hues of pet railroads? What are you doing now, asks the tax-payer.ae he sees his li ttle margin go into the Treasury to become the spoil of "back-pay Congressmen" aud a venal, cor rupt and debauched President? What shall we do, begins to be the earnest inquiry of some poli ticiaus? It will next be, what can wb do? There is talk in the State of New York of impeaching Judge Hunt, who presided at the trial Susan B. Anthony, for his ar bitrary conduct in dictating the verdict of the jurv. Whether or not there are cases in which a proceeding of that , character would be justifiable, it is certain that the case of Mi?s Anthony was not one of them: We have heard people say that the late Horace Greeley was er ratic, queer, foolish and even crazy, but we have yet to hear the first mau intimate that he believes that had Mr. Greeley been President he would have signed a bill increasing his own salary. Grant did. Stokes, Simmons and King will, it is supposed, escape the death penalty through the new requiring proof of deliberate intent to kill for conviction of murder in I he first degree. DEMOCRATIC State Convention. to unite in the selec To the Democracy of Ohio: The Democratic State Centra Committee and the Liberal Re publican State Central Commit tee, in joint meeting assembled in the city of Columbus, on th 15th of November, 1872, adopted the following resolutions liesolved, Tr.at the whole ques tion of calling the next State Convention be referred to th Executive Committees ot the Democratic and Liberal parties empowering them to call th Convention at such time, after due consideration of the Bubject, as they shall deem advisable. On the 22nd jf May, 1873, said State Executive Committees held a conference in the city of Col umbus with reference to th Convention, and after full cob sideration it wa decided to hold the Democratic State Convention and the Liberal Republican State Convention on Wednesday, An gust 6, 1873, at 11 o'clock A. M in the city ot Columbus, to nora inate the following candidates for state officers: liovernor,.Lieu tenant-Governor, two Suprem Judges, long and short term, At torney General, Treasurer, Comp troller of the Treasury. Members of the Board ot Public Works The Democratic State Execu tive Commit tea have fixed th basis of representation at on delegate to each county as a county, one delegate for every 500 votes, and one delegate fo every fraction of 250 and over.as given to General Wiley for bee retary of State in October, 1872. This will give Preble county 5 delegates. We respectfully suggest to th several County Committees the propriety of inviting all persons who are opposed to the nagran abusesjof lke-4resen t Federa LAd- tion of delegates to this Cohveu tion.. That corruption and demorali zation exist in a frightful degree in almost every department of the Government, and that instead of diminishing they are constant ly "on the increase, are facts too well attested to be successfully denied. That it is vain to look to the dominant rulers for relief is evident from the fact that in the many years they have held power they have made no sub stantial retorms, but, on the eon trary, have either boldly defen ded or insidiously endeavored to nide .tne grossest wrongs and misconduct lhat there can be no good government where such corrop tion and misrule prevail, and that the very existence of free institutions is endangered by them is plain to every' man who will take time to reflect; but the people have the remedy in their own hands. AH that u necessary to put a fctop to usurpation, mis rule and corruption is for al good men, without respect to past differences of opinion on dead issues, or to present differ ences of opinion on non-essen' tials, to unite in one grand effort for effective reform. Ihere is no good season why such an united effort should not be made. On the contrary, every instinct of patriotism and interest demand it. The Democratic party, while it has ever been conservative of the Constitution and of liberty ,is in its very nature a party of pro gress. It is a practical party, too, and has given the most conclu sive evidence that it can rise to the height of sacrificing its pride and prejudice for the welfare of the country. All it ask? of those who agree with it in the desire for refurm is to do likewise. Let us all unite in an earnest and vi gorous effort to accomplish what we all desire. That is the busi ness of to-day. And to time and experience, and full consultation. can safely be left the question, "In what manner shall onr union be organized and preservedi" Signed by order of the State Central Committee. J. G. THOMPSON, Chairman. E. B. ESHELMAN, Secretary. The Pennsylvania constitution al convention has adopted a pro vision that the members of the legislature shall take an oath at the expiration of their term of omce that they have not been bribed nor played any games of the Credit JMobilier sort. It would be worth a trip to Harris- burg to see some of Simon Came-. ron's corps lift their hands and ey03 starward and take that oath. The drawing of the Louisville Public Lottery took place on Tuesday the 8th inst. Ticket No. 20,8 jd drew the -$100,000. prize. A coroner's jury in New Or- eans has found" Colonel Rhett, who fought and killed Judge Copley in a duel, guilty of mur der. . to E. B. ESHELMAN, Secretary. A Card from General Ewing. He declines to be a Candidate for Governor. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, COLUMBUS, July 12, 1873. To the editor of the Enquirer: My name has been frequently proposed, through the partiality of my friends but without my consent, for nomination this sum mer by the Democratic party and other organizations of the oppo sition for the office of Governor of Ohio. It has recently become apparent that the Constitutional Convention will . not finish its work before the end of the pen diug political campaign. Hence, a candidacy for that office, invol ving as it would a requirement to personally canvass the State, would be inconsistent with my duties as the representative of the people of Fairfield County in this body which duties I am unwilling to neglect or abandon. Chiefly for this reason, I shall not allow my name to be presen ted for the nomination, and now volunteer this announcement lest silence may be construed as con sent to become a candidate. THOMAS EWING. The People's Defender thinks Hon. A. G. Thurman as the Democratic' candidate for Gover nor, and Col. J. R. Cockerill, of Adams, frr 1 ieutenant Governor, woald make a particularly strong comb t : The swindles committed by the Kev. 0. O. Howard and his horde of dishonest subordinates are about to receive a coat of of ficial "whitewash.' SEND FOR CATALOGUES . OF Novello's Cheap Music JTovello Glee, Fart'Songs.etc. Novello's Church Huale .., to 12 cents. .6to li cents. Novullo's Octavo Edition or Operas, Price, fl;or2, bonnd In cloth, gilt edges. Novello's Octavo Edition of Oratorios In paper, from 60 cents to fl; cloth, with gilt edges, l to fs eacn. Novello's Cheap Editions OF PIANO FORTE CLASSICS, Bitch s 48 Preludes and Fugues. Cloth ... $r 00 Beethoven's 38 Sonata. Elegantly bound 3 50 Beethoven's 34 Piano pieces. Elegantly bound 2 00 t nopinn isaittes. cum paper covers... i Chopin's Polonaises. rt ........ 8 00 Chopin's Noctnraea. 200 Chopin's Mazurkas. " 2 00 Chopin's Ballads. " 2 00 Chopin's Preludes. " " 2 50 Chopin's Honstaa. " 2 10 Mendelssohn's complete I'lsno wonts, uennt Fnllo Kdltion. Full jrilt. Complete Jn 4 vol. 26 00 The same. 8ro. Paper. Complete In 4 vol 10 00 The ha me. 8to. Knll firllt. Complete in 4 vol. 14 00 Mpnnn ssonn "H rnnzs wiinouc woras. vouo Edition. Foil g'lt--T1-r--"' . 60 octavo Edition. Pa ner covers..- 2 5t Mozart's 18Honatas Elesrnntly bound. Full ir. 3 00 Schubert's 10 Sonatas. Elezantly bound. Full g. 3 00 Schubert's Piano rieces. Jleg-antly bound. Full silt ; - 2 00 Douna. run ri it .......... . z w ScTiu man's Forest pcenes. A lue r.asy pieces. Paper covers Schuman's Plana Forte Album. Elegantly bonnd. Full eilt 2 50 The Same. Paper covers J 60 MOTHER GOOSE, OR NATIONAL ITURSERY RHYMES. feet to Music hy J, W Elliot, with 65 beautiful illustrations enjrravcn ov ine erotners uaizlel. Boards g!.rn. Swleudidlv bound in cloth, eilt eages, ?z.uu. ASK Wm UQmLLQ'S EDtTtOKS. Address, J. L. PETERS, SM Broadway, N. Y. Agent for Novello's Cheap Music A BEAN NEW SHOW ! Three Times . Larger Than Ever!! The Great Amusement Miracle of the Nineteenth Century I P. T. BARffUM'S GREAT TRAVELLING " JM e it agerie Thoroughly refitted and reormnised at a cost of $1,500,000 for 1873, ami so colossal hi proportion as to be TEN TIMES LARGER THAST AN Y OTHER SHOW IN THE UNITED STATES ; in proof of which a challenge of $1,000,000 is offered The Entire Vast Exposition will inhibit at Hamilton, July 25? Giving Three Grand Full and Complete I'ertormances or toe entire 20 GREJ1T SliO WS After the First Day, Morning, Afternoon & Evening. Doors Upen at 10 A. M. and 1 and 7 P. M. One single Ticket 50c, Admits to Ail. Children under .Nine YearB of Aee, 25c. Re served Ampitbeatre Seats, 75c.- To accommodate the 30,000 IPIEIESOTISrS, who visit this Exhibition dally, A GRAND wrmnirv ivpoititcdi? -; 1 1 . dent ROMAN AMI'ITHEATiIe will be erected on the lots selected, at. a cost of .i.000. contiguous the COLOSSAL H1PPODROMEPAV1I.L10SS with choice referred seAtK nTprlnnkiinr th. .ntir. audience, giving full visw of the Hippodrome and ita THREE SEPARATE CIRCUS PERFORM ANCES, with a joint seating capacity for l,ooo people. In the Taiious departments are contained 1(10.000 LIVING. HIKTORtnil. Aivn HKP11V. SENTATIVE CURIOSITIES. WILL EXHIBIT AT Cincinnati, July 21, 22, 23 & 24, Dayton at, iiitiianapolis, & V,). July 1H, 1873 2w. SPRING OF 1873 Soil nil! GREAT ATTRACTION AT nnORRIS OTURM'S. HAVE NOW A FULL STOCK OF READY MADE Spring & Summer Clothing Which I will sell at prices to suit the times. COATS. PANTS, VESTS, TRUNKS VALISES, HATS, CAPS GENTS' FURXISniXG GOODS, &C. To wnlcli 2 InTlte the attention of my old custom" ersann ine patiiic in geuerai. xnanKrai for the liberal patronage here tofore received, I desire to say that for the Spring of 1S73. 1 will SELL CLOTHING CHEAPER than ever before offered in this mark et, and invite the people to call and examine my stock and learn my prices. Remember the old stand, where the Best and Cheapest Clothing in Eaton is always sold for Small Profits and Quick Sales: Mi STURMj Opposite Jail, No. 10, Main Street jwon, May a, isjj, ly. J. HARVEY COX..k ,T. I.EUNBERGEB. AETEWFIRlYlt BLACKSMITH'S Areprppafrcd to do all kinds of work pertaining w "ini uuoiiirna, buiu tt3 Horse Shoeing, Plow" Laying, AND ALL KINDS OF made and repaired on the shortest notice. Also, BUOGI.ES. CARRIAGES, & SPRING WAGONS. made and repaired, particular attention paid to mending SPRINGS and warranted. Also all kinds ui wonu wore none on reasonable ternm mmn nnu Eaton Ohio. July 10. 1873 tf. MUSIC ! MUSIC!! XI LtA offers her services to the citizens of Eaton and vicinity, as a Teacher ot Music in its va rious branches. Thorough ' Bass, Piano and Vocal. As she has made the study of Music a speciality for the last year, in Oxford i-emaic i;onege, under, the teaching or the-noted author and teacher.Karl Merz. she hopes to merit a liberal patronage. r-rr-T.. T,l . " No. 15, BARRON'. St., EATON, O. Eaton, J uly 3, 1873. tf Administrator's Sale of Real Estate. TN pursuance of an order granted by tne .rronate jourc or .treble county, Ohio, I will oner for sale at Public Auc tion, on On 1 uesday, August 2, 1873, At 1 o'clock, P. M., upon the premises, the following described Real Estate, sit uate in the County of Preble and State of Ohio, to wit: "All ot a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in said county and State, "and being all of the west half of the south east quarter of section number twenty (20) in Township number live (5) and range three (3) east, containing EIGHTY-TWO ACRESs, more or less." Appraised at ? TERMS OF SALE. One third cash in hand ; one third in one year, and one third in two years from the day or sale with interest, xne deferred payments to be secured by , mortgage on tne premises. Adm'r of Cornelius "Vorhis, dee'd. Campbell & Gilmore, Atty's. June, 26, 1873. tds. WARREN JEFFERSON! Keeps constantly on band a No. 1 quality of CHEWING TOBACCO. n ITNECIGABS, Candies, JYuts f Raisins, ALSO A Oenntne article of pare WHISKY. For Medical Purposes only; at his Saloon, one aoor xast 01 commercial aiuci, Eaton O. July 10, 1873 tf DENT All ROOMS, 19 r i nrnTIc Dim rtitis i-vn tr ir- c-T it eta A TkT I-v nr Anna. vrn n. Eaton, June 26, 1873 6m I SPECIAL BARGAINS ! iiini Maty OF LADIES SUITS IN EVERY SKI AO AND Cfc XT .A. JL. I T AT Less than the price of making, at the New York Store! DOTY HOUSE. Tiiey have also commenced their CLOSING SALE ! AND. GOODS will be marked down in every Department that will greatl j surprise all (Dutome r s ! Who will call and examine their , G-OOZDS ' ' As we : must raise AND GOODS E TO BE SOLO Reprilns BF PRICE S JOHNSON & CO. EATON OHIO. IV I TRADE WAGON' Is a turee-spriiig wagon intended fo. general pnrpoKee, wnere a light wngon & required. It makes a very peat Business Wagon; Is suitable for both farmers and groee. and excels as a SEWING MACHINE WAGON, Being lighter than the ordinary kind and is made of the best quality of mater ial throughout and WARRANTED. All the principal carriage makers keep them. Send for descriptive catalogue to the manufacturers. S. N. BEOWIT, Dayton, 0. Feb 8, ..18 New Hardware House IN EATON. Boner & Myler, HAVE JUST OPENED A FULL AND WELL Selected Stock of OH ardware ! trails. Agrioaltura?ntlery' Implements. Carpenters Tools. &c. which they have purchased Directly from the Manufacturers and Importers, and now offer Special Inducements ! in that line, i t3? They have also added largely tc their stock of GROCERIES ANJC ... Queen sware !! i And el aim to have the largest and best supply ever kept In one house in Eaton, and invite the trading public to Give tbem a Call ! before purchasing elsewhere. BONER & MYL.ER. May 9, 1872 tf. JOHN LANDER! WHOLESALE , AND RETAIL DEALER IV E Provisions, YST $ 445., 4c, e. COMMERCIAL BLOCK, . EATON, OHIO. &W Highest Drlce fn cash or trnAl. nnM ftt. .ill Iciu'la of Country Produce. ' Eaton, Nov. Sl,sri-Cmo BEXJ. I1TJDBAKD. . I. E. FREEMEX. Hubbard SsreemeR Attorneys & Counselors at Law. - IT ILL attend promptly to all busi j V ness entrusted to their cre. In the various courts of this State. Office in Marsh & Lockwood building,. 2d story Main Street, Eaton. O. Jau-J7-yl-tf O. BEOWN, BOOTS & SHOES. C.BROWN, JJaron Street, Jtaton. Ohio, Keeps constnntlT on hand a full stork ofull kind stylejof BOOTS A' SJMOJES. UK RE QAITERS.SLIPPBRS-.&c.-: He w rrantfiall his work to be Jnrt what hp rc- ConitnendH ft, wild sells wlow asnny shop fn town &"fleiialrinj? done on short notice, and custom, made wurk of every description, always on hau for sale cheap. Apru is, is7fl yri. . . . To The Public. EOEIITSOIT CHAMBEES & CO. KEEP for sale at LOWEST MARKET PBICK4 PINE, POPULAR and ASH FloarUi, Drefuwl Pine and Popular Sidelng, Dreawd Ash Pine and , POPLAH FrNTSTTrNGr LUMBER. HOULDlSOSSHINULIiS, LATH, STAIR BALLU8TEBS, NEWEL POSTS, Ac ' Are also prepared to fnrnish ' , itwon WTvrmiv vd a u-c a . nif n . -wr ' ' and Ratten Doors and to SAW up, MOULD OR TURN LUMBER to order. We Intend to aalce It to the Interest of tbose needing anything In onr line to deal with na. HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID FOB TK KOBIKSON, CHAMBERS fc CO Eaton. April 1, 187. tf ' P. COOK. - j. x. luu.Lm. Cooli E BTillci-y GRAIN DEALERS. EAST MAIN STREET, Eaton, Preble County, O. ' nov.15, 187S-tf. Trade Palace. JOHN B. KLAINE, r Dealer Ik ' Groceries, Provisions "Veg-etables, Of all KINDS. tWEast Main Street, Eaton, Ohio. Dec. 19, 1872-yl. BlyiliG Bro's, HOUSE & SiGN PAINTERS. GEAINEES AND GLAISEF.S, Ionahoes Bnildinsr. no Stairs. Main Streets aton Ohio. Machine Shop ! Z. WEISS & SOX. HAVE opened a Repairing 8hop, on the Corpora tion lot. mdJolniDB the City Hall, and will repair. tjf Bath House ready lor cieanainp pnrnoaea. .ag GINES. on the most reasonable terma. Eaton. June 6th 1873.-3W."