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THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT.
Li, Gr. G-OTJlJb, Editor. Thursday, Sept. 25, 1873. a Democratic State Ticket. For Governor, Ilos. WILLIAM ALLEN. For Lieutenant-Governor, HA WNAI3US BURNS. For Judge of the Supreme Coorf, C. II. SCRinNER, (-Short Term.) For Treasurer of Staie, GEO RUE WEIMER. For Attorney-General, M. A. DAUGIIERTY. For Comptroller of the Treasury, JAMtSS K NEWCOMER. For Member of Board of Public Works, Noyea answers the charges made against him of malfeasance in office by pronouncing it a lie, and abusing those who made the charges. No rogne ever felt the halter draw with a good opinion of the law. State Taxes the coming winter are one million higher than last year. Thi-3 increase is made by the Legislature that re-elected John Sherman to the Senate. If the people waut taxes 6till fur ther increased, let them keep on voting the Republican ticket. Morton's reply to the charges of Senator Thnrman in regard to the pa-tieipation of the former in the salary grab swindle, was an exceedingly weak performance. His political friends were both disappointed and humiliated, and many of them did not hesitate to say bo. This portion of his speech was a sample of pettifogging an worthy the position that Morton occupies. But he started out in political life as a pettifogger, and has at la9t reached the bad emi nence of a partisan demagogue, who attempts to pass off his own unfounded assertions for the facts of history. Senator Thurman, in his able speech at Batavia, O., on the 16th inst., substantiated the charges from the record ! He gave volume and page. Liberal Meeting. The Liberals had a meeting in tho Court House of this place on Friday evening last, which was addressed by Judges Oliver and Mallou, of Cincinnati. The meeting was not very large, but the speeches of both gentlemen were respectful and able, giving both parties a general raking, We only regret that there were not more of our Radical friends to hear and digest the speech of Judge Oliver, who by facta and figures, so effectually brushed a way the assertion of Gov. Noyes that the farmers of this State were never in a more prosperous condition. Suspended. The announcement of the bus pension of Jay Cooke & Co., on Friday last, caused a profound sensation in the business circles East. The statement made by the firm show that the advances made to the Northern Pacific Railroad Company were the prime cause of the suspension The suspension of a banking house so well established, and , with such high reputation, o course lead to financial embar rassment in other quarters, and failures are announced in New York, Washington, and Phila delphia, which may or may no have been caused by the 6usren sion of Jay Cook & Co. The stock market in New York was seriously affected by the announcement of Cooke & Co's suspension. There was general tumble in the prices of railway aud other securities, with indications of a monetary panic. It was announced on Monday last," that the Govern ment would go into the market and buy all the Government bonds offered. This mav brino relief, but it looks as if ugly times were ahead. President Grant, by siguing and thereby making a law out of the bill that contained the Salary Grab, increased his pay to one hundred and thirty-seven dollars a day. Thrilling. The closing portion of Gov. Noyes speech at the Court House, few nights since, ia accepted, we suppose, by his faithful fol lowers as proof positive of his in nocence of salary grubbing in Hamilton county, when he was Probate Judge. The Enquirer has for sonie time been piling up very damaging proofs, even go ing po far as to insert copies from the records of the Court. How does the valient Governor meet the issues raised. He says: 4iIf I did lake illegal fees, or commit any fraud upon the people, is it not strange that they have been three and a half years finding it out, since I vacated the office r' Now, Governor Noyes, this is not the point raised by the charges, nor are the people who pay tax es in a mood to be leu oil on a eide issue. It may or may not be strange that time should elapse before these records should speak to the publis, but now that they have spoken, now that the press has aired them, and on the "wings of the morning" they have gone out to the people, a refutation of them is asked for, and on the part of your political friends most earnestly hoped for. Here in tho face of the publish ed record is the refutation upon which the valient Governor, we suppose, relies. "All I have to say is, that these charges are as false as hell" and the Editor of the Register, says editorially, "this was said with a vehemence and indignant emphasis that sent a thrill through the house, &c." Now. what does the Governor's mighty defense oi himself amount to. Precisely the same as a pris oners' plea of "not guilty," and hia thrilling assertions of inno cence. What the people want, and what thej' are in a temper to demand of public servants now is a clear, clean record. It is to the record they look. Gov Noyes' denunciation of the En quirer has become stale, and his pronunciation of the charges "false as hell," has long since be come familiar to the pious and good. His elegant and classic defense we have no doubt sent a thrill through the Editor of the Register, aud he at once hurried to his sanctum to inform the waiting public, that Gov. Noyes had completely refuted the seri ous and damaging charges of the Enquirer. It is peculiarly un fortunate that the Enquirer will keep the charges standing, and as a proof of their genuine fonn dation, will keep printing fac simile Court records, for as the campaign progresses, the Gov ernor will be compelled to add to his choice stock of expletives and may add damnation to his defense. At any rate he must swear harder chan he did here If he would accept a kindly suggestion at our nands, we would remark, that as the cam paign has some time yet to run he might save the use of some cuss-words if he would prove his innocence from the records They must be as available to him as to the Editor of the .En quirer. A red flag shaken at a bull could not make the bovine more frantic, or a burr uuder a horBes tail make the equine more antic than the valient Governo becomes every time he hears the rustle of an Enquirer. He tears paesion to tatters, be howls, bel lows, paws the ground, throws dirt and well, pronounces the charges "false as hell," and of course an assertion of tha kind, fortified by the reputation of a politician in campaign times for veracity, settles the case for ever, aud thrills little Editors wonderfully. Stop Enquirer printing these records, they are false. Stop charging salary grab upon the Governor. Republican officials do not grab salaries, and even if Noyes, as Probate Judge, did grab it is an old grab, and he is not fighting this campaign on old issues. The little boys' defense when hia mother snatch es him up for tearing his pants, always is, they were tore lust week. It is Strang when the charges reach back three and one haif years, that the public press should feel the least incli nation to take a candidate over their knees. When the defence is so tnruiiug, way not lei n thrill. Untruthful. ' The Eaton Register says we are unfair in our quotations on Mor ton in regard to the salary steal, and also that "we know that ev ery Republican Editor not only condemns the steal but demands the repeal of the law." If the Eaton Register will name a sin gle Republican Editor that has said one word against the Presi- lent, who made this villainous lobbery a law and pocketed 50,- 000 by it, then we will aekm wl edge we are unfair. Every Re publican Convention have "Re solved" their confidence in the President, when he is the great est scoundrel among the batch. Now for Gov. Morton's position on the salary steal, who seems to have gained the respect aud ad miration of all the Radical Edi tors in the Sta'e, notwithstand ing his rottenness and corruption, and who held hia amount of the back grab subject to hi3 order until after he came into Ohio stumping it for Noyes. The sal ary grab bill waa amended in the Senate and passed that body on tne dUtn ot January, and was sent back to the IJouse the next day, where it remained until Feb ruary 24th. just one week before the expiration of Congress, when Gen. Butler moved an amend' ment making the pay of Cou greesmen 7,500 per annum, to operate re'roactively so aa to in clude the members of the Forty Second Congress. This amend ment, after being- changed by substituting 6,500 for 7,500, was adopted. The amendment being reported to ihe Senate that body proceeded to consider it the same day, whereupon Mr, Edmunds moved to strike out al of it after the provision for the salary of the President. The vote on the motion was as follows: Yeaa Messrs. Boreman, Buck ingham, Caldwell, Casserly, Chandler, Cole, Corbett, Cragin, Edmunds, Frelinghuysen, Ham 1 n, Harlan, Howe, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Pratt, Sherman, Thurman, Wilson and Wright 20. Nays Messrs. Ames, Bayard, Blair, Brownlow, Cameron, Car penter, Clayton, Conkliug, Coop er, Davis, Fenton, Ferry, of Mich igan. Flannegan, Gilbert, Gold thwaite, Hamilton of Maryland, Hamilton of Texas, Hill, Kelly, Lewis, Logan, Machen, MOR TON, Norwood, Nye, Pool, Ram sey, Ransom, Rice, Robertson, Sawyer, Seluirz, Spencer, Ste venson, Stewart, Trumbull, Vick ers and West 38. Absent Messrs. Alsorn, An thony, Ferry of Connecticut, Hitchcock, Johnston, Osborne, Patterson, Pomeroy, Saulebury, Scott, Sprague, btoekton, buru ner, Sipton and Wim.orn 15. Congressional Globe, 2,047. Jlere we find Senator Morton voting for the salary grab, in stead of condemning it as the Eaton Register says he did. But this is not all. Senator Morton, the "right bower" of Gov. Noyes was in favor of a larger salary grab. Here is his precise lan guage on the subject, taken from the Congressional Globe : "If I am to have the name of having my salary increased I want it substantially increased; J want it increased in such a way as to amount to something. The in crease here, giv'ng 6,500 for tal ary in lieu of mileage, stationery and newspapers, would be an in crease to niH of about 800. I prefer to let it stand as it is, rath er than to have such a change as that makes. Mr. Presideut, if we are to iuctease our salaries, let us make it a substantial and reasonable increase. I prefer to leave this question to some fu ture session of Congress." Globe, 2,047. "Oh, yes; I hope we shall in crease the salary of the President anyhow. If tliat is not done witnin two' days, it cannot be done for four years under the Constitution." It thus appears that Mr. Mor ton sneered at an addition to the salary, though that addition was fully up to the average of me chanical and agricultural labor tl roughout the country. He wanted a "substantial increase," and thought it trifling with bin dignity to propose 6,500 instead of the 5,000 he was then receiv ing. Ho favored a postponement therefore uutil a more opportune time to carry out hia views. Now let the reader judge wheth er we have been "unfair" in charging Senator Morton, the champion of Gov. Noyes, with encouraging this salary grab, or whether the Register is unt-uth-ful in denying if. Their promise of a repeal of the law amounts to nothing, and the only way to cor rect the evil ia to vote the party out ot power that is responsible for 6ueh scoundreiism. Every vote against Gov. Noyes will be one against this infamous swin dle, and every vote for him will be one endorsing it. Professions vs. Practice. If protestations of reform and retrenchment made at political conventions had any value, the Republican party, instead of be ing corrupt and rotten, would be pure and sound. All the plat forms for a decade past abound in the best sort ot professions, and what is somewhat remarka ble, they have grown stronger in proportion as the party has grown weaker in their observance Take a single conspicions exam pie by way of illustration. At the Philadelphia Conven tion in June, 1872, which renom inated Gen. Grant, tho following resolution was one of the most prominent in :he scries of eigh teen, constituting a declaration of Republican principles. liiizth We are opposed to fur ther grants of the public lands to corporations and monopolies, and demand that the national do main be set a art for free homes for the peoj.le." It might reasonably be sup posed Tr6m the terms of this res olution that it waa intended to deprecate an odious wrong com mitted by the opposing party and to arrest a spoliation which the Republicans condemned lho truth 13 that the very men who concocted this strong cc sure for effect were either per sonally guilty, or complicate through confederates, of the acta which they thus pretended t-. denounce. Tho Republicans have had uncontrolled possession o every department of the Govern ment since 1861. During a large part of that period of twelve jears they had majorities of two thirds in both branches of Cou gress. They donated absolutely to railroad corporations and for oth r purposes, nearly three hundre millions of acres of the-beet p')b lie lands. They originated and have continued that corrupt sys tem which resulted in Cre ii Mobilier and other robbery qually criminal. They have leg islated and made treat es with Indians designed to bo broken by whioh scores of rnillious c the remaining domain will b grabbed by organized rings. Ur der their policy and the opera tion of the Interior Departmen thousands of honest settlers hav been plundered of their rights Yet After squandering and steal ing the public domain in this way until the great bulk of good land is gone, the thieves in Congress and the wire-pullers who carried these jobs through had the ef frontery to resolve that "We are opposed to further grants of the public lands to corporations and monopolies." After the' were gorged and there waa nothing more to steal, then they sudden ly put on an air of virtue. Hav ing stolen the Horse they hon estly proposed to lock the stable door. When the salary steal waa be fore the Senate on the first of last March, Mr. Wright of Iowa, one of the few Senators of the majority who resisted it, Eaid: "If there is any one thing to which the party I belong to is committed more than another, it is economy in the administration ot the Government. We went to the people of this na'ion upon that as a part of our platform. The people of this nation had a right to believe that we were hon est, and now the first opportuni ty that we have to give evidence of that honesty, we propose to increase the salary of every lead ing officer in this nation. "All over this land there is a complaint of taxation, and want, and suffering. Every day the cry comes to us from the people. I say therefore we are untrue to the pledges we have made to the people, we aro untrue to the peo- j pie themselves, if we at this time by this general bill undertake to ucrease salaries. "There never was a time yet but that good men throughout the land have sought these places t the salaries fixed by the law. Good men will continue to seek them. No better men will seek them if you double the salaries now or at any other time here after." This was the language of an upright Republican. He fore saw the danger of breaking sol emn pledge?, and eought by an earliest appeal to avoid it. But he pleaded in vain. His politi- al friends mocked at such ver dancy, defied public opinion, and passed the grab over every form of remonstrance. And now when ll cy are called upon to confront constituents whom they thus spurned and outraged, the asso ciates and emissaries of these blunderers call conventions and pass resolutions just as they did at Philadelphia. And they ex- ect the people who time and a- gain have heen duped and de frauded by such knavery to sub mit their necks once more to the yoke of decej tion. Will the tax- ridden and oppressed farmers of this comity, who, in their Gran ges, have been denouncing mo nopolies and corruption, vote for Noyus and his rotten and deprav ed friend Morton, who voted for this swindle, and the other who ia equally as bad, because be is defending the administration that made it a law. We shall see. . Wm. Allen was a Senator of the United States in 1841. On the 4th of March Congress ad journed, on the 5lh an extra ses sion was cal!.:d fur the purpose of confirming nominations. The Senators decided that they were entitled to constructive mileage. There were two Senators who did not believe they were enti tled to that mileage. They were John A. Dix and Wm. Allen. Though legally entitled to the mone3r, Allen believed he was not honestly entitled to it, and he turned it over to the U. S. Treasury. William Allen, the farmers' candidate for Governor of Ohio, is an honest man. The Republican press and plat forms talk of reform within their own party. This has been the talk for year?, and yet year after year the same old story of theft, embezzle me lit and corruption is enacted. With such corrupt leaders as Butler, Morton, Bing ham, Colfax, Cameron, Chandler, Caldwell, Harlan, Pomeroy, Pat- erson, Tom Murphy and Grant, there can be no reform within that party. Thej- are not fellowB to bring about reform, when ras cality days into their hands so well. Tho rank and file of the Republican party mean to be honest, but the office-holders pack the Conventions and select bad men to fill the offices, and the people are compelled to vote for them, and thus the Credit Mobilier steals and Salary Grabs are enacted and corruption holds its uninterrupted sway. If the people would condemn these ex cesses, they must do so by their votes. The re-election of Noyes for Governor, this fall, would be an indorsement of all the rascal ities that have been exposed dur ing the past year. The campaign in Ohio, in some portions of the State, is quite lively. Judge Thurman is mak ing effective speeches in South ern Ohio, while Hon. B. Burns and others are addressing goo i meetings in the Northern portion of the State. The Democrats are very sanguine that they will poll a largely increased vote compared with that of the last State election. An interesting controversy is now pending between Ex-Presi-dent Johnson and Joseph Holt as to the degree of the responsi bility iucurred by each in the murder of Mrs. Surratt. It ia ad mitted that a murder was com mitted. The question now is, who waa the perpetrator. The election of Wm. Allen will give Ohio a great and good Governor. Our rambling President, who wanted an increase of salary to pay traveling expenses, we sup pose, has received a very decided vote of censure from the Minne sota farmers. They think that in a republic, salaries should not be made so large as to make office-holding attractive; and they passed a resolution declaring un fit for a position of public trust any man who aided and abetted in the passage oi tne graD 0111, or derived any benefit from its provisions. Now the largest ben eficiary of that bill has been Graut himself; though tho weight of his shield falls upon the shoul ders of Ben Butler. The Presi dent is therefore the true target; and if the Minnesota farmers let fly at random, they alwaya want to shut their eyes when they take aim. If the people of this State chooae Noyes for Governor after the exposures which have been made of h:s conduct as Probate Judge, from 1867 to 1870, there is no use of seeking a reform in the political and peisonal steal ings of the day. The worst rob beries of the people ot which we have an account have .been hon est compared to tho illegal Iec3 of Noyea of fifteen centa a name for copying old indexe?, when it should only have been one-fifth of a cent per vord. Noyes re ceived by these fraudulent charg es 13,000 back pay, when it should only have been $1,000. It this passes for nothing what would arouse the people? The New York Sun, in speak-, ing of the personal efforts made by Grant to secure the passage of the Salary Steal Dill, saye : 'Those familiar with the histo ry of this infamous legislation know there was a private un derstanding by which only the principal functionaries of the government and Congress were to be benefitted. The design was to create a sort of official aristoc racy. Tho movement originated in the interest of the President and was persistently urged by him on all occat-ions as a neces sity. There are numbara of Re publican Senators and Represen tatives, and some Democrats of easy virtue, who can speak from personal experience on this sub ject. It wai the only policy which tho President constantly pressed, and with a zeal like thut which he manifested on behalf of the San D . ingojob in which he is now known to have had a contingent stake of a pecuniary nature." Gen. E. S. McCook, who was assassinated by a man named Wintermute, at Yankton Deko ta, was one of the three surviv ing brothers of the famous Mc Cook family. Gen. Robert L. McCook met a like fat.., having been assassinated by guerrillas, in Tennespee, ''in 1862. The younger oup, Charles, fell at the first battle of Bull Run; General Daniel McCook was mortally wounded atKennesaw Mountain, on the Sherman campaign, and the father, Major George Mc Cook, was killed at Burlington's Island, on the Ohio river, while fighting the Morgan raiders. The two surviving brothers are Col. Geo. W. McCoo , ofSten- benville, and General Alex. Mc Dowell McCook, of the regular army. The Rads do not want, Senator Allen in the State House as Gov ernor, with power to look into their transactions in Ohio for the ten or twenty years past. Men in Ohio, poor a few years since, have become immensely rich while contracting and holding office under the State. The Rads dread inquiry. All sorta of friv olous objections are made to Mr. Allen; but the real one is they dislike him for his unswerving integrity and purity of character. Senator Mortok is a diseased sinner, a hypocrite and a villain. It was Morton who increased the salary bill from $6,500 to 7,500. This Republican saint was im ported iuro Ohio, to aid in elect ing Noyes Governor this fall, and opened the campaign at A thens, with a defense of the sala ry thieves. The party who would import such a scoundrel to this State, to teach the people their duty, should be defeated at the polls for their insolence and robberies. 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