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Li, Gr. G-OTJlJb, Editor.
Sept. 25, 1873.
Democratic State Ticket.
For Governor,
For Lieutenant-Governor,
For Judge of the Supreme Coorf,
C. II. SCRinNER, (-Short Term.)
For Treasurer of Staie,
For Attorney-General,
For Comptroller of the Treasury,
For Member of Board of Public
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is a three-spring wagon intended fo.
eeneral Dumoses. where a lis-ht wasron
is required. It makes a very neat
Business Wagon;
Is suitable for both farmers and groce.
and excels as a
Being lighter than the ordinary kind,
and is made of the best quality of mater
ial throughout and
All the principal carriage makers" keefj
them. Send for descriptive catalogue to
the manufacturers.
Feb 8, ..18
Highest Market I'ri e
From their lonif experience they claim to nnt -staud
the business and to be aole thereby to ea. rr
it on so as to be safe to themselves and p oStabl to
farmers. Call at their warehouse, west of Railroad)
c. zeowN,
& 0I1UJDD.
Keeps constantly on hnnd a fall Stock of all klntli
of LATHA, and makes to order every
boo ts" "snor.s,
He w rrants all his work to be Just what he re
commends it. and sells as low as any shop In town-
Oi7"Reiiairing done on short notice, and custom,
made work of every description, alwaya on ban
for sale cheap.
April 18. 1874 yrl.
J, D0H0H0
February 27, 1S73.
Hardware House
Saner 5S M&ier,
SiflfrtfgJ. Sitnrl: nf
M ardware!
Carpenters Tools, &c.
which they" have purchased
Directly from the Manufacturer
and Importers,
arid now offer
Special Inducements !
in that line.
1ST They have also added largely tc
their stockof
Queens ware
And claim to have the largest and best
supply ever kept in one house in Eaton,
and invite the trading public to .
GS-ive them a. Call t
before purchasing elsewhere.
May 0, 1872 tf.
X 33 TV T I S rJ7 .
OFFICE at Residence, On
N. Barron St. W. side.
Especial attention given to filling teeth.
"Laughing" Gas administered, when
practicable in extracting Teeth.
may i, i73 tu
John V. Campbell. ..............J as. A-Gilmorx
Campbell & G-ilmore,
(Successors to Ollmore A Campbell,)
Land & Government Claim
9OfBce at the old stand on Barron Street.
If you want cheap Job Work,
call at the "Democrat" Office.
Trv the Democrat.
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