The Argus and radical. (Beaver, Pa.) 1873-1903, October 08, 1873, Image 4

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Wednesday horning Oct. Bth 1873
ISAAC G. GORDON, Jefferson County
St. W. MACKEY, Allegheny County
Assembly.. -
S. J. CROSS. Beaver county. •
JONATHAN ALLISON, Wingi4agton coanty.
A. tkOAWBBLL, Butler county,
TA4 I 3IcIEBB, Butler county.
0. A. IMAM, Bridgewater:-
- - ,Treasstrer•
wigs a. YA i 1 g Nem stightoi._.
G. STIROADES, Noon tp.
Jury Commissioner.
JOBS WILSON, Chippewa tp.
. Poor House Director.
SAILUEL 31c3IANAMY, Economy tp.
J. F. ' CULBE:RTSON. South Beaver tP.
Trustees of Academy.
IL B. IMBRIE, Beaver.
P. L. GRIM. New Galilee.
In the prevailing panic among the
banking institutions of our country,
there is one feature in the losses be
ing-sustained, that should receive
more than ordinary attention. It is
that of-the laboring classes, who de
posit their savings in such institu
tions, for their safe keeping, and
their accommodation by the regular
interest allowed. In noticing the
several suspensions from time to
e, the paragraph may have been
aciticed in the bulletins and press of
the country, that `the government is
secured against loss' wherever its
accredited agentspay have had
dealiSgs, but in no it,se has it been
stated that the depositors were in
any-_ way abpolutelyrselow:e4 Irpm
len; the geSr..# l ..iiii:Was,
r*e depositor- #l...4:774Y:Aftire—at
41114 -
i''iri . P
,the savings banks, , the poor man's
banks, it would seeM; ought to af
ford as absolute : sedulity as is possi
ble in the present-state of business,
flaunting as they do, their advertise-
menus in , the face of the people, that
-their security is 'either in first lien
•n real estate, or personal liability
of their board of directors or stock
holders,_who are generilly- men of
large means and strict integrity.
In many cases, their asservations of
individual liability /cc. form as good
seearity as can usually be bad. But
Whea we see this class of banks,
.failing from the defalcations of their
trusttd and honored officers, is it
any wonder tittles people begin to
look with suspicion on every form
of bank security offered them ?
When cashiers and bank clerks, on
a barely living salary assume the
tole and practice the habits of their
wealthy associates, and end their
.career. in -thj3_defakatioa ofthe9 peo
ple's money and their own ruin, the
people who bear_ the blunt of life for
-scarcely a living, must not be
blamed for asking for a safer place
for the deposit of their money. We
make no sweeying : . charge azainst
our bankers, In am own county, a
more perfectly reliable dais of busi- -
_offs men cannot be found than they,
-tut we simply desire to raise the
qne,3tion whether there cannot be
devised a system of banking where
people may be safe. If the Gov
ernment can be secured against loss,
why not the depositors? If the na
tional banks are so established an d
conducted that the government is
secure no matter what may be the
adversities of the banks, it would
seem possible that some system
might be devised, to give the same
/security to the weakest depositor in
it. We have somewhere seen the
*abject of National Savings Banks
-discussed. If we remember oor-'
e otly, the plan was to establish
them at convenient points through.
-out the country, where deposits
would be received on a fair interest,
and the national government would
bold itself responsible for every dol
lar so deposited. Thus no deposit
-4w need ever lose a dollar. Proba
bly not so much interest would be
paid as is customary, but whatever
amount might be promised would be
paid. A low rate . of interest with
-undoubted security is certainly more
to be desired, than a large interest
- Where there is a constant risk of
loping both principal and Interest
e deem this question worthy of
the most serious attention of our 1
legislators and financial leaders. A
branch offiee might be located at
every Post .office, where the gurney
order system is now in operation, or
wherever there is a neighboatood
sufficiently populous to maintain a
Post office
~ at a salary of not_, less
thaw one tkonsand dollars per year.
would e accommodate the great
majority of the people. Let- pach
office have sufficient number of em
plortes fair remuneration to
properly transact the business with
in it, and every one of them be held
strictly accountable, by a sufficient
bond, to thii Post office department.
We have now the check (money or
de - r)' system which is one part of
banking, and we need but the ad
dit)on of re - ceivieg - Aeposits, which
should be placed to o tle credit of the
depbsitor fo'r the use of the govern
Of course these - banks would not
do any brokerage business; would
not loan money to any one; simply
receive the money fPr the use of the
government, whicli.would pay inter
est for them:me, and return it to the
depositors on their order. Cannot
some good plan far such a system
be deviseds
- h is the highest privilege of a
citizen to vote, ati4l , the duty is
portant, and can not be neglected
cv4out soltie harm resulting there
The defalcation and arrest of Post
master Ste art, of,. :Pittsburgh, on a
charge of embezztg thirty thous
and dollarrof Government money,
ptiaduced ttiTeater - -sensation there,
an in adjOiningnenties than did
eventhe fare of Jay Cooke & Co.
4itogettter it isitre saddest fall of
a i iinblic officer it litir ever been our
duty to *ord. 'For years Col.
Stewart onc e upled a...prominent posi
ti.‘i in Allegheny county. He serv
ed one tern as Sheziff of that county
144 was probably - the most popular
officer thaOas filled the position for
many years. Aftet the expiration
orhis term, Governor Curtin ap
pointed State-agent at Wash
in on City _, and he , acqnitte& him
self in thaVposition. with credit to
the State as well as himself. : T, Gen.
Grant appointed him Postmaiter at
Pittsburgh sooa after his first in
auguration, with the approVal of
leading men of both parties and of
the citizens in general. During the
tory yearche filled that office, no ru
mor of irregularity reached the pub
lic ear, and be was generally regard
ed as a faithful and accommodating
officer. tt:seems however, be used
the public money for private purpo
ses, and when called upon by the
Government, could not pay over the
amount inlis hands. He has _prop
erty valued at one hundred thous
and dollars, and neither the Govern
ment or his bondsmen will lose a
dollar. Other,
_and more serious
charges 'are brought`against. him,
all of which however, he indignant
ly denies. For the sake of his fami
ly and friends, we trust the state
ments of himself and Col. Anderson,
Deputy Postmaster, may prove to
be true. ..The Presbyterian Banner
lost heavily oio nt to the irregular
ities„of the office yet' the Iditors
state they never believed Col. Stew
art guilty of any criminal act or in
tent. The case will be tried in th e
United States court in November,
and if Stewart is found guilty,
much as we sympathise with him
and his friends, we hope he will be
punished to the full extent of the
law. Defalcations are becoming
painfully frequent, and the only rem
edy is to enforce the law, and pun
ish all offenders alike.
TEE friends of the Democratic
candidate for commissioner are as
serting that the commissioners have
control of the Poor House and of the
funds necessary to support that in
stitution. Every intelligent man
knows tliii - to'be false. - The Poor
House is controlled abeoliftely by
the Poor Directors, and Shroads as
commissioner will have ng more to
do with it, than he has as a private
TEE Vigilance committees in the
several election districts in the coun
ty, are requested to send in the re
turns on election night, or telegraph
them to Capt. Hamilton, chairman
of county committee.
Thele haileetrsappOinted: a Vigi
lance committee in each election
district- We .takz_lt`,6i-granted
that these committees have not been
idle;that they have done what they
conldb The moat important Work
is yet to be done however, and we
hope, : that-theso l coTmittfieti Nv4l-be
equal - to '..the- occasion. - Organize
such committees in each school dis
trict if necisisit, 4 stir VI; the Luke
wqm, appeal . to the indifferent, and
tent foor
of the success of the Republican
party at the approaching,. contest. ;
Also make early arrangements for
4ting 'otif the entire vote. tet
eih committee man be at the Polls
and vote early in the day and then
roll up his sleeves and go to work
in eairrest.: _ : _
S AltrEL hilLtweary of Economy
township is known to most of the
Republicans in the county. Ever
since the tirganitiatfon of `the party,
he has been thel Republican wheel
horse in Econo-, . Be is an honest
hard working f \.er and just the
man' to elect Po • o use director.
He should have at least one thous
and majority.
Democrats in differ'ent parts of
the county are already proposing to
vote - apart-of the Republican' ticket
providing they can secure votes for
Hurst land Patton by 4oingsd. On
election day this will be attempted
in every election
. district in the
county in the inte est of Capt.
Hurst especially. We trust Repub
licans will be on their guard and
.expiose every' offer of the knd. No
man on the Republican ticket is in
danger if Republicans only vote the
straight ticket. No Republican
candidate Will thank a friend for se
,him k vote r at the expense of
another candidate -on hid tizk6t.
The right way is to vote the whole
Re 1,140; lit 4 'lc p - 1 1 can't
vote it all, scratch off S ename of
the candidate you 'decline to vote
for, and let that part remain a
blank. Don't trade or bargain v o tes
with the enemy.
WHAT shall be our majority on
State tikeit
. .:11,42piablicate an
swer next Tuesday evening at
Headquarters in Beaver.
Tull Democratic Central Commit
tee of San Francisco, California, in
tend. ,tik , presgnt T fprmal charges .
againetionator Catmerlolemocrat
ic Senator from_ that State at the next
session of the:Unita Stiatei Senate
for securing his election by bribery.
The committee-c gatge that \ he paid
one hundred thousand dollars in gold
to secure' his election, and aver their
ability to prove it: These rogues
having fallen out, the Senate will be
furnished with evidence sufficient to
justify : , the expulsion of another
scoundrel. )
Jos. F. CumormrsoN our candidate
tor Aiitil;or., and . R. $. Imbibe, and
P. B.:Grini banilidates for . Trustees'
of Academy are good !nen well qual
if.d for the pos4ion for*.whisb. , they
were nominate k and &stub! .get',ev
ery Republican vote.
AT the adjoitmed court in 1 . 3 ea
ver last week, Judge Acheson de
cided the case of the Commonwealth
vs. Mueller a distiller; indicted for
selling liquor law ) in fa
vor .of - the defendant. The Judge
held that distillers and brewers
could manufacture and sell in quan
tities not less than one gallon at
their warehouses, notwithstanding
the prohibitory law. We find no
fault with the decision, and it is
doubtless right, although the makers
of the law understood it quite dif
ferently. There is no know ing4 what
the law is, in these days, until a
Judge it erprets it for us, and it is
fortunat for the country that all
Judges re generally wise- and hon
est men
ONz aundred and thirty three
members of the Constitutional Con
vention are drawing Salary out of
the State Treasury. Less than
half that number are honestly at
tending to their duties,and the Con
vention is embarrassed almo,skdaily
for want of a quorum. A list of the
absentees should be published. The
people want to know who are respon
sible for the waste of time by th 6
Convention, and the consequen t
1 -
waste of public money.
ERnETT says Gordon will not lose
one thouiand Republican votes in
Philadelphia. Good if true
vacant clerkship in his office, and
has from one to ten thousand ap
plicants for the position.
Co 4 A. 11.11?Curns, J. C. Bom
berger, esq. and Robert Morris esq .
leading Liberths last year, will all
rote for Mackey: TT
Mum is giiing Webb a hard
fight in Bradford' county. This in
dicates that . ifie:friends of diTision
have more strength there than was
Cot. ED. ,•Nzoizy - hati --bein ap
pointed Postmaster at Pittsburgh
in room of Stqwart, swinenil4.4.
•-• ••••• `•.- •
Tais is a victory for Ulu" Gitzetk, aud
Telegr,ph over the Commercial.
HAS said-Harry Oliver, - Iron man
ufacturer, will succeed Gen. Negley
in congress from the Pittsburgh
~ Negley voted for the Sal
ary grab, and is of course out of the
AFT ; EII the. October election the
offices ,in Beater county eaepting
aseociate Judge Will all be ` fitied with
young men. 411 will be under forty
and generally under thirty-five.: No
county in the_;'State has more effi
cient, ormore accommodating
cers 'either. -
MEYERS and Harmer, members of
congress from Philadelphia, were
throivit into thei(ame district in the
new apportinment, and there is a,
lively fight brewing betweeen them
for the .succession. Myers has been
• •
in congress-tivelye years,andllarmer
four. There is little doubt Harmer
will win theifight as he always does.
Tag fight in fluntington i county
bet Ween the. Scott and Woods' fac
tions of the Republican party is at
qacting the •attent ion- of :the-,politi
clans all over the State. In the
event of the defeat of Senator Scott s
-friend for the Legislature, there will
be a coot* for his seat in 1874.
Western Pennsylvania will present
a number Of candidates, a nd Hon.
John Allison, 4ate of Beaver now of
Mercer coirtity- will 'otart ahead in
the race.
HAVING voted a straight Demo
cratic ticlkfit. :fittest: . years with
out spliting once, Capt. Hurst
would laugh heartily after the elec
tion,att any . .j4publican voting for
him; -There-is :litile dialer howev
er that this oppnrtunity will be af
forded him, as the Republicans have
concluded wpraotice his
,rple and so
far as he i 8 cOnceinea vote a straight
mistaken in the statement that the
§tipervisors of Big Beaver Town
ship were hostile to the special road
law passed for that' township. They
favored the law and endeavored to
carry out its provisions in good
faith. The majority of the citizens
who voted at the election however,
were in favor of repeal, and hence
the law was repealed.
THERE are three tickets to be vo
ted this year. First Judiciary,
Second State, and Third County.
On the Judiciary ticket there will be
the name of Isaac G. Gordon, fo7
supreme Judge only. On the State,
Robert W. Mackey for Treasurer.
And the county ticket will embrace
the naive of all the other 'candidates.
THIS is probably the last time we
shall ever have Democratic candi
dates for office.' The party is dying,
the name is offensive, and the organ
ization is In a state of decomposi
tion. It must become manure for
another party, and the sooner the
THE reports from all parts of the
State indicate that there will be an
overwhelming victory for our gide.
Republieans, what shall be the rec
ord of,Beaver county?
SnaoADs is gaining strength ev
ery day and will be elected by a
large majority if the active Repub
licans of the several districts do
their duty on election day.
Exam= your ticket on thed ay of
election, and be sure that the right
names are printed thereon.
OUR candidate fur Treasurer is
every inch a man. - Vote for him.
—Mr. Gaston has accepted, the nomina
tion tor Governor of Masiachusetts offer
ed, him by the Democrats.
—lt it confidently asserted that the
Chief Justiceship of the United States
_Supreme Court , has not beep tendered to
any one. •
—Governor Eartranft has appointed
-Francis Wells, of Philadelphia, Commis
sioner of Public Charities, to succeed Dr.
Wilmer Worthington deceased.
—A report from sait Law City says
that George Q. Cannon, the Utah delegate
16 Congress, has secretly secured divorces
from his three wives.
—The Cambria Democratic County
Committee met in Ebensburg Monday
and nominated John Brady, Esq., of
Johnstown, for Coroner, in place of R. H.
Binger, resigned.
—Miss Mary A. Whiteside, formerly a
teacher in one •of the Chicago public
echools, hos been nominated by the Re.
publican Convention of Peoria county for
the office of County Superintendent of
—The Post Office - Department w ill pay
out $1,000,000 during the week to con
tractors for the mail service of the last
quarter. The whole disbursments on this
account for that quarter will be $6,000,-
000. The preparation of the warrants is
going on rapidly.
—The Commission for the Improve
ment of the Ohio river met in Louisville
last week. Gen. J. K. -Moorhead, George
H. Thurston, Gen. Thomas J. Powers and
Joseph Walton, the Pennsylvania mem
bers, lett the city on Monday to be pres
ent at the sitting.
—At the ensuing election in New York
an important question of State policy will
be determined by the vote upon a pro
posed constitutional amendment provid
ing for the appointm6nt, by the Gover
nor, of the judges of all the courts in
the State. Hitherto they have been elect
ed by the people.
—The report that Hon. Alfred C. Har
mer has purchased a half-interest in the
Press is renewed by the Frankfort' Herald.
It says that the arrangement was made
some weeks ago, and goes into effect on
the first of October. The paper is to be
made more decidedly Republican tinder
overnor Hartranft has appointed
Francis Wells, Esq., editor of the Phila
delphia Evening Bulletin, a member of
the Board of Public Charities for the va
cancy occasioned by the death of Hon.
Wilmer Worthington. This is an excel
appointment and one that meets the ap
proval of the Press 'generally, regardless
of politics.
—Hon. L. D. Woodworth, Republican
member of Congress from the Mahoning
District, Ohio, has refused to accept the
increased pay and draws his salary at the
old rate monthly. He occupies the right
position, and can consistently vote for the
repeal of the law. Are there any
others in this position ? If so the people
would like to know it. Who speaks
—A proposition is eau& to be engraft
ed upon the Michigan State Constitution
consisting of a clause which permits the
legislature to authorize five-sizths ver
dicts in criminal cases, or, in other words,
to make the finding of ten of the jury
equal to the present unanimous verdict of
the entire twelve.
—Ex•Vice President Colfax addressed
a country fair at Coldwater, Michigan,
last week, at which he claimed that
the best way to secure low freight was
to build a national double track rail
road from ocean to ocean, put the
same under government management
and thus remove it from "disturbance-by
local laws."
—Tbe Harrisburg Patriot bases its cal
culations of a Democratic victory at the
approaching election on the hope that
twenty-five per cent. of the Republican
voters of the State will stay away from
the polls. We don't belieVe in the !mai
bility of such a thing. The Democratic
voters are quite as likely as the Republi
cans to absent themselves from , the polls
this year. But we must not trust to this
for a victory.
—Of the State Senators to be elected
this fall three are to replace Republicans
and eight to replace Democrats. Tbe
three Republican districts are sure; but
of the Democratic districts no less than
five are close and uncertain. We shall
probably get two or three of them. The
House of Representatives will not differ
much in politics from that of last year, in
which the Republicans had nearly two
thirds. - •
—A writer in a Western Massachusetts
paper, wishing to cast oil upon the troub
led waters of Bay State politics, puts
to the public the following conun
drums "Is Benjamin F. Butler the
nine hundred and ninety-nine -billion
horse power devil, the superlatively black
hearted, incarnate demon, the bloody,
murderoUs Thiig-that men and newspapers
proclaim him to be, or not? Is Governor
Washburn the purest and most unspotted
specimeu of human clay that mother Na
ture ever fashioned into the form of man ? 14
If compelled to answer or go to jail, we
should say by no manner of means not.
We presume that Gov. Washburn will
readily admit that there have been better
men than he is, and that Mr. Butler, if
closely pressed, will allow that there have
been, and perhaps still are, worse men
than himself. if be should prove too
cutlet ited to make the concession, then
we have nothing more to say.
iM ~ 1
—A reporter:of the' Washington Stqr
has interviewed the "head center" of th
Grangers, Mr. Dudley W. Adams, of lowa
now in 'Washington. Mr. AA:anas says the
impression that the organization will take
a prominent part in Politi cs i s a
misapprehension. As Grangers, be say s
- thecannot partitipate in any politic a l
movement, for the reason that the eonsti.
tution of the order expressly prohibits the
discussion of either political Or religious
topics in the granges.
- - Herman Yerkea was nominated at
Bethlehem last Thursday as the
Democratic candidate for Senator.
The local opposition to him wa s
slight ; and on the final ballot he received
the solid support of Bucks county and
nine votes from Northampton. There ,
was some hostile feeling in Northampt on
county to a Bucks county candidate, bat
it is not probable that there will be auy
open demonstration of it at the election.
With a solid Democratic majoritj of near
ly 3000 behind him in Northampton
county the prospect that Mr. Yerkes will
go to the Senate la pretty good. He is a
dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, and a faith
ful adherent to the Ross dynasty, but is
personally good-natured and obliging,
—The Democratic party
may be set down among the things that
were but are not. If any doubt is enter
tained as to its disbandment, it will be
dispelled by a perusal of the following
resolution which was adopted by the (;on
voodoo of September 24:
Resolved, That the Liberal Republican
and Democratic parties, in State Conven
tion assembled, willing to forego all party
predilections for the general welfare, and
to join with patriotic citizens of all par
ties to rescue the State :sad Nation from
their great peril, deem it best, in the pres
ent emergency, to make no nominations
cif a strictly party character, hilt recom ,
mend ° all Democrats and Liberal Rept:lbl,
cans to yield a cordial support to the nom
ineei3 of the Owatona Convention.
—Hon. Robert Townsend, a Nebraska
Probate Judge, has recently taken some
pains to ascertain, as far as possible from
official sources; the laws of all the States
concerning the intermarriage of whites
and blacks. The Omaha Republican, putt
liabing the results of his ingsiries, says
that such intermarriages are now valid in
New York, New Hampshire, 'Vermont,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylva
nia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, lowa, Kansas,
New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas,
Arkansas and the District of Columbia
Maine, Michigan and Illinois report that,
although they have prohibitory statutes,
yet the law with them is a dead letter,
and that "such marriages frequently or
cur." The gentleman replying from Con-
necticat said': "There II no law in tVis
State that prohibits the iatertnarriage of
whites ana blacks, unless - Abe blacks ob
—The Northanipton coubty Republican
Convention met on the 27th, and nomi
nated the following ticket : Asembly—
H. Stanley Goodwin, Richard Camden ;
Clerk of Quarter Sessions—Uriah J. Wen
ner ; Treasurer—Charles L. Whitesell
Commissioner—Jacob Odenwelder ;
Poor Director—Capt. John Laubach ;
Auditor—Joseph Engler; Jury Commis
sioner—Thomas Royer. The following
resolution was adopted :
Resolved, That we, the Republicans of
Northampton county, In convention
met, do earnestly request Republican
members of our next Legislature to use
all honorable means to secure the passage
of a law, that if any person, or any bank-
ing or chartered institution loan money
at a higher rate than established by law
they shall forfeit principal and interest ti)
borower. And in addition, that if any
banking or chartered institution loan or
discount money at a higher rate than that
established by law they shall forfeit their
—ln a lengthy article on the politic 4;
situation wherein considerable allusion is
made to the recent financial disturbance ,
the Philadelphia Transcript says : "There
is really and truly no tangible opposition
to the Republican party in Philadelphia
today, Under Mayor Stokley the coal-
triunity is assured of peace, order, - safety,
and law. Under City Treasurer Piri.4ner,
who entered upon his office when the
city credit was shattered and cripple'
and in disgrace, our finances have pond
to the front rank—city warrants bare
been brought to par. In fact there is nr):
a stain or blemish in the present adwini ,
trat ion of city affairs. What then follows
It is likely that the people who are inter
ested in good government, who look to
the law for protection to their persov
and property, is it likely that they wi
risk an established good for the ephemer
al and doubtful experience of a change?
We put the question simpirto those
have homes and families and busire-: 4
calling to commaiid their care, and who
hold a pride in the absolute cbaractersnd
coming future of the city. There is and
can he but one answer. We 'are tFrxet!
but we bare a government. We are taxed•
but we have improvements in extenFi e
water facilities, sewer extensions, and a 1
the vast and essential improvements in-
cident to tne growth of a city. We are
-taxed, and we pay our debts: 'We refial•
tam our credit, and we find wotection
at home and and abroad. We were taxed
before we had these bleasingo, and we
can stand a little taxation now all the
better for tUem.
—The Republicans have polled Virgin'
is, and claim a msjority at the approach
ing election of 8,840.