Newspaper Page Text
THE BEAVER RADICAL
SMITH COKTIB, Bditoj.
Friday Montingj Anput Bth, 1873.
üblican District andCo
S. J. CROSS, Beaver county.
JONATHAN ALLISON, Wellington county,
A. L. CAMPBELL, Butler county,
DAVID McKES, Butler county.
O. A. SMALL, Bridgewater.
JAMBS H. MANN, New Brighton.
G. W. SHROADES, Moon tp
JOHN WILSON, Chippewa tp.
Poor House Director.
SAMUEL McMANAMT, Economytp.
J. F. CULBERTSON, South Beaver tp.
Trnstees of Academy.
R S. IMBRIE, Beaver.
P. L. GRIM. New Galilee.
General Thomas Ewing, in his
speech at the new party convention
at Columbus, Ohio, justified the
movement on the ground that the
Republican party is corrupt and
the Democratic party powerless,
thus implying that the Democratic
party Is pure and the Republican
powerful Such stuff may tickle
the ears of the new party men, but
it will add nothing to the reputa
tion of the honorable speaker. If
the Republican party is corrupt and
the Democratic pure, then the vast
majority of voters, we imagine,
will prefer corruption to purity.
There may be corrupt men in the
Republican party, there are such in
every party, but that the grand old
party is corrupt is not true, and
"those who brand it such only suc
ceed in damaging themselves in
stead of the party they hate.
Where are the evidences of corrup
tion? The Credit Mobilier Dis
closures? Speaker Blaine, a Re
publican, instituted the investi
gations that led to the disclosure
of the frauds. Republicans and
Democrats were found to be impli
cated. Republican journals and
conventions everywhere have con
demned the frauds in the strongest
terms. The ‘fßack Salary Steal’’
is also condemned by the Republi
can party. It was not . a party
measure, never had been discussed
before the people as such, and was
passed by the aid of Democratic
voters. Both parties, as represent
ed in Congress, were responsible
for the passage of the law. The
President signed the bill because
it was connected with the Appro
priation bill that could not be put
off, and to have vetoed the salary
clause would have compelled him
to veto also the Appropriation bill.
But the bill itself is no certain in
dication that those who voted for
did so from corrupt motives. The
measure has a constitutional basis
and the money voted away had
been probably earned by those re
ceiving it. Although the bill is
unworthy of support and estab
lishes a baSd precedent, yet it is no
indication of corruption, and if it
were, the Republican party repudi
ates the bill and demands its repeal
and declares itself not responsible.
What other evidences of corruption
are there aside from a few individ
ual defalcations, that are liable to
occur under any administration ?
Has not the Republican party been
mowed forward by an enlarged spir
it of freedom ? Has she not eleva
ted the black race, befriended the
laboring classes, and encouraged
every .effort to widen the sphere
of usefulness for women? If she
made mistakes it was because the
work was difficult, and it was im
possible to avoid them, but looking
over the history of the party the
wonder is that so few mistakes have
been committed. The party has al- On Saturday an extensive fire
ways been loyal, progressive and broke out in Portland, Oregon, and
humanitarian, and those who com- consumed over 270 buildings, occu-j
pose the party are, in general, the pying twenty-two entire blocks, and
wisest and the best men of the portions of five more. The loss ex
country. There is a close and ceeds $1,158,668, and is greater
vital relation between the character comparatively than that of Chicago
of the members of a party and the or Boston. The insurances are sta
record which it makes, just as there ted to be only $231,000. The bnrn
ie between a ohnroh and its them- ed district lief> between Front street
bership. To call the Republican on the river,and Clay and Morri
party corrupt is equivalent to say- eon streets and covering an exten
ing that the majority of the. party give territory. Many offers to aid
is corrupt, and can no longer be jthe sufferers have been received
trusted, Gen. Ewing’s standard of from other cities, and it is proposed
purity is no doubt convenient, for to rebuild immediately with wider
by it be can easily disparage the streets, so as to prevent the spread
Republican party in his own estimar | of fire in the future.
tion. But if the Democratic party
is pure why has it become so power
less. Decay like that is unnatural.
Why disband the party if pure ?
Corruption is the charge against
the Republican party, it it is to
be overthrown,then logically it must
be by an antagonist that is pure.
The new party has a slow start and
a poor show. The time has not yet
come, and the men are HSI to be
found in which and by whom a par
ty can be created to succeed the Re
publican. The confusion of the op
position was never greater than
Thb Wiseman, of the
Wesleyan Conference oi England,
in a recent address, made the fol
lowing estimate of the adherents of
the different religious faiths among
the English-speaking peoples of the
Protestant Episcopalians. r .12,500,000
C jngregationalists 7,500,000
Method ists 15,000,000
Roman Catholics .10,000,000
This would make a Protestant
population of 57,000,000 lo 10,000,-
000 oi Roman Catholics.
If the above estimate is correct
those journals were wrong that
adopted the motion that Prot
estantism was in the decline;
it seems to be active and rapidly
spreading and extending its influ
ences over the great body of the
people. The growth of Protestant
churches in this country lias been
such as to denote great vitality and
favorable conditions. The Lu
theran church has increased in num
ber of church organizations since
1850 from 1230 to 3082, nearly
trebled, and now has nearly a mil
lion of worshippers. The Episco
pal church has increased almost as
much, from 1459 organizations in
1850 to 2601 in 1870. The Baptist
church, strongly Protestant,has aug
mented about in the same ratio.
In 1850 having 9576 churches, and
1870 14474. The Methodists are
not behind their brethern in rapid
growth, and are the most numerous,
having in 1870 25,278 churches.
Other Protestant bodies have made
equal progress, showing that the
spirit of a free and pure faith is
flourishing among the people,and is a
conquering power in the land. Prot
estantism will not die until it has
thoroughly conquered Romanism,
its great antagonist. It has made
gigantic strides in the last twenty
years. A number of churches of
the various Protestant denomi
nations are springing up each
Protestantism permeates our civili
zation, and penetrates deep into the
hearts of the people. It may decay,
but when it does it will be succeed
ed by something other and far bet
ter than decrep|d Romanism.
The Republican State Convention
will meet at Harrisburg on next
put in nomination
candidates for Supreme Judge and
State Treasurer. There are several
candidates for each of these offices,
and the Convention will meet with
some difficulty in selecting men that
will satisfy every body and every
section. W& are willing to abide by
the wisdom of the Convention and
shall heartily support the nomina
tions made. W e hope that the Con
vention will adopt a platfprm in fa
vor of a reduction of taxation, both
National and State, as soon as it
can be done without detriment, in
favor of internal improvement,
cheaper transportation and internal
communication, condemning the
“Back Pay Steal,” denouncing cor
ruption, and approving means nec
essary to the elevation of the work
ingmen and farmers.
THIS RAT>ir.Al.». FRIDAY, AUGUST g^JSTS.
Philadelphia has had the Speak
ership of the Hoffse of Represen
tatives for the last two years, and
will probably make a push for it
again next winter. In regard to
this the Pittsburgh Commercial
says: ; ; -/[- .' '
We learn that Messrs. Porter and
Yogdesi if re-elected, will both be candi
dates for the Speakership, land each will
try to rally the Philadelphia delegation
on bis side. If either should succeed
(which is by no means improbable) in se
curing the home support, hjs will be form
idable as a candidate, and both would be
correspondingly formidable, as they may
happen to rally the other; Philadelphia
members to their side.’
The telegraph informs ns that
Senator Morton has perfected his
plan of operations for investigating
and revising the mode of electing
the President and Vice President of
the United States, and will call a
meeting of the Committee in New
York on the first of October. The
opinions of jurists and publicists
will be received and considered, and
the result will be a bill on the sub
ject, to be submitted to Congress
The Hon. Amasa Walker, of
Massachnsets, wants the National
Government to take hold of the
railroads and run them. “There
must,” he says, “be no half-way
measures of relief to the industry
and trade of the nation from the
tremendous oppressions l %f railroad
monopolies. The Government must
interfere for the- protection of the
All claims presented to the
Southern Claims Commission, sit
ting at Washington, have now, it is
said, been numbered and register
ed, and the number is found to be
22,295, and the aggregate amount is
claimed to be something in excess
of fifty-six millions of dollars. We
think it will be a long while yet be
fore that amount is paid.
The entry of the Italians into
Rome has been Commemorated by a
medal struck in gold, in silver, and
in copper. The King receives the
one in gold, Garabaldt in silver, and
deputies, Senators and others' iff
copper. It is said that not. more
than 1000 are to be distributed.
Senator Kutan probably sailed
on the sth inst., and may be expect
ed home about the 20th.
—The State Journal recommends Hon.
William Hall, President Judge of the
Sixteenth District, for Judge of the Su
preme Court of this State.
—The Virginia Republican State
vention met at Lynchburg, on Wednes
day. Col. R. W. Hughes was nominated
as the candidate for Govenror.
—At a recent meeting of the Republi
can Association of Washington, D. C.,
Messrs. R. B. Kinney, E. H. Thomas and
Paul Hersh were appointed delegates to
the next State Convention.
—The books of the Treasury show that
the number of members of the House of
fßepresentatives who had covered their
share of the back pay into the Treasury
up to June 19.1873, was thirty-two. Of
these twenty-five were Republicans and
—ln pursuance of the resolution of the
Democratic County Committee of North
ampton county, the chairman, James M.
Porter, Esq., has announced the following
appointments: Delegates to State Con
vention, A. W. Lerch and H. W. Scott,
—Grace Greenwood, the wittiest lady
correspondent alive, asks a con and ram in
the New York Times , to which Senator
Carpenter would do well to give a little
thooght. It is this: “If it is bard for a
Senator to be a good Christian on $5,000
a year, what are a poor clerk’s chances of
salvation on $1,400.”
—Hon. T. M. Mahon, President of the
Republican County Convention lately
held In Franklin county, has named Col.
George B. Wiestliog, W. F. Patton, and.
Col. Thomas J. Grimison, conferees to
meet similar cohferees from Cumberland
county, to choose a Senatorial delegate to
the next State Convention.
—At a meeting ofconferees of the Rep*
resentative districtembracing Lycoming,
Montour, Sullivan and Clinton counties,
held In Williamsport on the 2d Inst., L.
Mahaffy of Lycoming and Thomas J. Ing
ham of Snllivan county, were chosen del-1
egatesto the Republican State Conven
—The Democratic papejra of the coun
try, generally, are savage and foriout
over Groesbeck’s letter, advising a sor
render of the Democratic organ iatton.
They particularly growl over his declara
tion that the organization of the party ls|
"spoiled.” They see ini it an acknowl*;
edgment that will be flunk in their faces
until they are forced to lament that ever
such a marplot was born.
—lnformation received at Washington
represents Vice President Wilson’s health
to be so poor .that it is doubtful whether
he will be able to preside over the Senate
at its next session. Should he not* Sens
tor Matt. Carpenter will assume that duty.
The belief prevails that Mr. Wilson injur
ed himself by excessive exertion during
the campaign of last year.
—The Democracy of Northumberland
county held their Convention at Snnbury
on Monday and nominated the following
ticket: Senator-A.H. Dill, of Union;
Legislator—Dr. A. T. Dewitt, Snyder
town; Register and Recorder—Lemuel
Lower Augusta ; Treasurer—
John Hagg, Turoute; Commissioner—D.
L. Reitz, Little Habanoy; Jury Commis
sioner—D. M. Schwartz, Jordan ; Auditor
—Joseph Eisley, Banbury.
—The Liberal Republican State Execu
tive Committee met at Saratoga on the
3lst nit. Fifteen members were present.
The only action taken was to appoint a
Committee to act with General Cochran,
Chairman, to determine upon the time and
method, &c., of calling a State Conven
tion, and report to the General Commit
—The Meadeville Republican says:
The Democratic County Committee met
in the Arbitration Room. Wednesday at
half-past one o’clock, quite a number of
Liberals being present. The chairman
called the meeting to order, and in an in
troducing speech advocated a union of
the party with its allies, the Liberals.
These sentiments were shared in by all
present, and the following resolution was
adopted: "That a committee of six, in
cluding the Chairman of the County
Committee, be appointed to confer with
the similar committee, appointed by the
Liberal Republican Committe, to consider
the best mode of co-operation in uniting
all the elements of the opposition to the
present National Administration in pre
senting a county ticket for the coming
—The chairman of the Republican
County Committee says: Last fall the
victory was carried only after the most
obstinate conflict. We fought desertion
on every hand. Our foes were banded
against us by every art of intrigue and
every combination of interest. But we
conqueriq&them aU/ Let the same lofty
energy and indomitable spirit which se
cured our triumph then be manifested
now. Let us stand by our principles and
candidates hereafter chosen with manly
independence and manly firmness. Any
temptations of the enemy to indace us to
betray our principles or our candidates
should be met with just resentment.
;Witfa such a spirit within ns and such
purposes before us our triumph will be
inevitable ; but any ebaoge of votes, any
parleying with our adversaries will only
weaken our chances of victory and in
crease those of our foes.
—The Pittsburgh Commercial says:
Hon. C. P. Ramedell, nominated on the
Republican State ticket nt Virginia as a
candidate for Lieutenant Governor, is a
native and former resident of Pensy Ivania.
He represented Venango county in the
House of Representatives once or twice,
and was Assistant Clerk of the Senate for
several years. He is no carpet-bagger.
When he went to Virginia he went to
stay. He bought a farm there, years ago,
and has been dilligently cultivating It
ever since. We believe be has been sev
eral times chdsen to represent in the
Legislature the county In which he lives,
and he certainly deserves the confidence
his neighbors show in him. He is an
honest, talented, conscientious and worthy
man, and if elected, the people of Virginia
will have in him an officer who will do
honor to the State of bis adoption.
—The Pittsburgh Commercial says:
Free trade, under the manipulation of
Ohio Departniiats. dwindles into that
familiar scheme of a tariff for revenue.
No party dares to shoulder the plain issue
of absolute free trade—the abolition of
all tariffs and the collection of revenue
by direct taxation. A tariff for revenue
and not for protection is supposed to be
the winning dodge ; but as that involves
only the question of arranging the details
of a tariff a new party can hardly find
sufficient foothold there. The question
whether pig iron shall pay $5 or $7 a ton
is not a vital one ; and it is not a very
difficult task to decide whether manufac
tured iron shall pay 20 or 30 per cent,
duty. These* are qualities that can be
arranged without the intervention of po
litical parties. Will not some party start
up andopen the fight on the bold issue of
free trade and direct taxation for rev
enue? That would be manly whereas
this Ohio resolution is"a cowardly aband
onment ot the real issue.
—The Philadelphia Sunday Times says;
Ovens, who was returned as the nominee
of the Republican party for Represents
tive of tho Fourth Legislative District,
has been ousted by the City Executive
Committee, and bis opponent, O’Neill,
declared the regular nominee. This course
has been considered necessary in order
that there should not be the slightest
chance for defeat and to insure a fall vote
for the general ticket. The leaden made
offers of compromise, but they were re
jected by Ovens, who declared he would
ran at all hazards. Then it was decided -
that be mast be got rid of in some other
way. and his nomination was contested.
Last week the testimony being all in, is
* short time a decision was arrived at,
which was duly reported to the Executive
Committee, in .which it was stated that
the allegations of fraud in the Seventh
ward in behalf of Ovens had been sus-
tained,and that O’Neill was entitled to
the nomination. This state of affairs will
greatly disappoint the Democrats, who
hoped that nothing would be done in the
matter, and that, with a fair candidate,
there would be a chance of carrying the
district. Ovens, it is said, has determined
to run, notwithstanding the action of the
Committee, but, as the machinery will all
be in the interest of O’Neill, it is folly to
suppose that the regular canuidate will at
all suffer by any independent movement.
—The Forest Republican says: The
Democratic District Convention met at
East Brady on the 2nd inst., and hallow
ed 52 times without making a choice,
each county’s delegates voting for their
own candidate every time. Finding that
they were making no progress, the con
ferees voted to adjourn the conference to
Fryburg, and to meet there on the 18th
of August. It seems that the Clarion
County Conferees are bound to stick, not
withstanding the fact that they have
had the Assemblyman for four years, and
now have the State Senator, while Forest
has never bad a district or State office
since about 1865. To some people this
grasping disposition of Clarion county
might look a little hoggish, but we be
lieve it is not intended by the Democratic
politicians of Clarion to create that im
pression—they merely want the Assem
blyman. Nevertheless, it is none of our
funeral, and if the Democracy want to
kick up a bobbery among themselves,
they have our permission.
—The Republican County Convention
of Delaware county met at Media on
Friday last, and nominated the following
ticket: Senate—Thomas V. Cooper, Me
dia; Assembly—O. F. Bullard, Media;
Register and Recorder —Jacob Berstler,
Chester; County Treasurer —Albin Bald
win, Bethel; Commissioner —Elias Baker j
Edgemont; Jury Commissioner —George
Yarnell, Middletown ; Auditor —Daniel
James Tbornberry ; County Surveyor—
Joseph Taylor, Chester.
After the Convention a meeting was
held, wherein a series of resolutions were
passed, expressive of confidence in Presi
dent, Governor Hartranlt, and the cardi
nal principles of the Republican party;
eulogizing Hon. Washington Townsend for
his manly, resistance of the salry grab,
and endorsing the action of the late Coun
ty Convention in their advocacy of the
Hon. Wm. Butler as a worthy candidate
for the office of Supreme Judge. The
vote on the Senatorial nomination was ;
Cooper, 60; Brooke, 54.
TO ADVERTISERS.—The Beaver
Radical Is the most extensively circu
lated Weekly Newspaper in Western
Cleveland Sc Pittsburgh Railroad.
Going Wat— Mail, 7,46 a. m; Accommodatior
6,10 p. xa.
Going Ate*-—Accommodation, 9,19 a. m; Hail,
3,81 p. m; Express, 9,07 p. m.
Arrival and Departure af Malle*
Western ™qn leaves at 6.45 a. a.; arrives at 3 p.m.
Eastern taail leaves at 2p. m.t arrives at Ba. m.
The attention of tlie public is directed to the
following new advertisements, which appear in
The Radical to-day;
"Notice in Partition *
List of Appraisements.".
List of Causes
Special Notice—State Normal School..
Special Notice—John Kennedy
Cabinet Organ—Smith Curtis
New Castle is to have a steam fire
Two entire new two Horse Wagons, for sale
at Speyerer & Son’s. feh2l-tf.
The Methodists are building a new
church at Glasgow.
Ice Cold Sparkling Soda Water, flavored with
Pure Fruit Syrups, always fresh from Hugo, An
driessen's Marble Fountains.
Capt. Thomas Poe, of Georgetown,
lost a very valuable cow recently.
Wanted.— John H. Ewing, of Shipplngport
Pa., is now buying WOOL, paying from 40 to 42
cents. He wants all he can get. ‘ jylStf
John J, Wickham, Esq., of this
place, has been admitted t,o practice in
the United States Court.
Fancy Shoes of all kinds at Hertzog and
We are compelled to omit the report
of the County Superintendent this week,
it will appear in our next issue.
Capt. Samuel Adams , formerly of
this county, lectured at White Hal), in
New Castle, on Saturday evening.
Hartzog & Beam, manufacturers and deal
ere in fancy Boots. Shoos and Gaiters. Orders
from all parts of the connty filled on short notice
at reasonable prices^
IHvine service in the Yanport M. E.
Church, at 7 o’clock, p. m., next Sabbath
evening, Rev. John F. Dravo. Welcome
Out* Streets were visited by an organ
grinder on Tuesday, and the music
ground out was not of a bad quality,
We have just received the Republic for
August. It is a good number, published
by the “The Republic Publishing Com
pany Washington, D. C.
The Harrisburg daily evening Mer
cury, a two year old journal is out in a
new and enlarged dress, but the price is
still the same, one cent
Restored, —The astray horse, adver
vised in The Radical by Capt. Adam
Poe, of Georgetown, has restored
to its owner, The advertising did it.
On- Monday the weather A..
fally «001. There is no 3'
Bearer coaaty la which
■rnoathe. „ pa!,tb «
There are about 60 guests at n»
Frankfort Spring*. The bm Wln P J* 11
paired and tbe place made m Z £,
Invalids or pleasure seekers. Te c
On Friday last, the‘colored
different parts of the country
the Anniversary ofEmancipiuon l
West Indies. 0
has been appmnted Oil Inspector „»?'
county. He is familiar with the bn i?'
and will make a good Inspector
Camp meeting on Mill Creek v
tween Georgetown and Hookstown /
the 20th mat. The grounds will pro babh
be lit up with gas from the y
Wetherspoon oil well *****
Pic-Nic.- There was a moon light ni.
nic at Vanport on Tuesday night i!l
The Beaver delegation report a ,1
time. Prof. White’s band furnished Z
The Managers of the Beaver County
tnral Society are requested to meet at the swT
offlee to Beaver, on Saturday, A«sa,
o’clock, p. m. By order of the President. ’
B. M. ISQ' Set . y
There is no longer any doubt that the
potato bug digs into the hill and com®,
ues its destruction to the potato there
We haye not as yet heard of of any reme
dy against this operation.
Base Ball.— The Rough &
base ball club, of this place, play a m\&
game with the Enterprise club, of pj ttB .
burgh, to-Jay, (Thursday), at Union Park
Dr, It, T, Taylor started on Tues
day to attend the Nstioosl Teachers'
sociation Convention at Elmira, Jf. y
We shall publish a communication from
him next week.
There was a row at the Colored
church, in Bridgewater, on Sunday even
ing. Some white persons made a disturb
ance which led to the trouble. We un
derstand that the guilty parties have fled.
Another Comet, —A fine comet was
discovered at Marseilles on the night of
the 27th ult., by Borrelly; right ascen
sion, one boar and foruteen minutes;
declination south, seven degrees and
thirty-two minutes ; motion, southeast.
John Bigger, of the Consertatiu, hu
bought out the interest of Williams, and
hereafter will run the paper alone. We
understand that Mr. Bigger intends to
make the sheet a' strong Democratic or
Pianos and Organs.— lf yon
money In the purchase of either Piano or Otpa
call at J. M. Lelghner & Co.'s., 131 Federal street,
Allegheny City. Bole agents for the popular ties
Jubilee Organs. Pianos of every make. Call or
write for Circular We guarantee prices lower
than any other house in the city. jeSO-10.
Mr. Cornelius Todd, of Green
township, bad a violent attack of cholera
morbus or cholera on Monday, and came
very near dying. We are glad to know
that be is reoovering, however. Dr, Ham
ilton attended him. -
If the laws on the subject of fishing
are observed for a few years, the rivers
and tbeTstreams of this State will abound
with fish, and everybody can enjoy fi
day’s fishing at any time with a hook and
Postal cards, according to a late de
cision of the P. O. Department, are not
to be advertised, are not to be returned
to the writer, and are not to be sent to
the dead letter office. If undelivered 60
days after receipt, they are to be burned.
Master Louis Davidson’s portrait,
painted by Mrs. Charles Hurlburt, has
been on exhibition in the window of J-
M. McCreery & Co. The likeness is cor
rect, the expression life-like, and the por
trait as a Work of art excellent.
The Singer Sewing Machine is the beat in tbs
market and if yon want to bay a machine, thst
never gets out of order, is durable and will do a
kinds of work and give perfect satisfaction, the®
go to H. Straw &Co , No. 10 Sixth Street, |Pitt- 5 ’
burgh, Pa., and yon can get Just such a macbiw
as you want.
Fights, —There was a dog figM
front of the Conservative on Saturday ik
attracted quite a crowd. Some one pat
ed the doge, and thereupon a human fill
began in words, which came near ending
in blows. No blood was drawn either J
the dogs or men.
We acknowiedge the receipt of so
fine specimens of prairie grass from
Indian Territory, sent by Alex leeD ' n
letter from whose pen we puUish 1Q “
other column. If any of our relt “
w isli to examine sail grass, they c jD
so by calling at our office.
J. JET. Cunniufjfimh i?
ing a new house on. street.
Cunningham Is a single man, but P r ~
bly is thinking of “coffee and mafflo*
two.” Weadvjfceflte yo« a « ud,es l ° ee y
quire into the blatter at oDC€ ftn a *
“dear Jim cannot be persuaded to
Mr, Anderson Laird, * h
just returned from a ttrip ’
porta favorably of that; great
He is particularly delighted ■* II ? * 8
We shall regret to Mr * 7^,*
citizen, but he seems to have th
fever which may yet carry him so