Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, October 04, 1882, Image 1

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Estate of Abel Grant.
Letters testimentary on the estate of Abel
Grant, dec'd, late of Allegheny township,
Butler county, Pa., having been granted to the
Undersigned; all persons knowing themselves
indebted to said estate will please make pay
ment immediately, and any having claims
against said estate will present them duly au
thenticated for settlement.
8. P. EAKIN, Executor,
Sep. 20, 1882. Parker City, Pa.
" An Iw-lligent and honest man who thor
oughly understands the manufacture of Black
from natural Gas. Address with particulars as
to former experience, references, Ac. Capitalists,
augl6,2m P. O. Box, 672 NEW YORK.
Dr. Dodge treats all Chronic Diseases suc
cessfully with vegetable remedies exclusively.
Call on "or address for all information.
226 Lacock Street, Allegheny City, Pa.
Union Woolen Mill,
11. FDLLERTOSI. Prop'r.
Ac. Also custom work done to order, such at
carding Rolls, making Blankets, Flannels, Knit
ting and Weaving Yarns, Ac., at very low
prices. Wool worked on the shares, if de
tired. my7-ly
325 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa.
'Will offer for a short time, t.) reduce st"ck be
fore going to Paris, an exquisite assortment of
Imported Dresses, Mantles
and Hats.
All recently received for the Huirmer, and of
he most fashionable description.
Cunningham St., East of Main,
HA VINO removed my Livery Stock from Mil-
Icntfown to Butler and located in tho old
KELLY STAND, on Cunningham street. I
•olict a share of your patronage. I have good
reliable horses and good rigs, which I will let at
reasonable prices. Give me a call. ID a. 31,82 ly
Dlnolntlou nud Partnership.
Whereas Oliver M. Purvis has purchased the
•hare in a Portable Saw Mill which Niblock
Kirkpatrick and John P. Kirkpatrick held in
partnership, said partnership is thereby dis
solved. The business will, in the future, be
conducted by said John P. Kirkpatrick and
Oliver M. Purvis in a limited partnership.
They ask a share of public patronage.
September sth, 1882. sepl.Mt.
Two Farms for Dale.
The heirs of Robert McKinney, dec'd. late of
Adams twp , Butler comity, Pa., will sell at
private sale, and in lots, a farm of over
200 .A.cres,
aitnated one and a half miles from Templeton
Station, on the Pittsburgh A Western Railroad,
in said Adams twp. For particulars inquire of
A. J Fleming on the premises.
in Cherry twp., Butler Co., Pa., on the line of
<he Bheuango A Allegheny Railroad, and mid
way between Bovard and Anandale Btations.
For particulars as to this farm, inquire of Mr.
Alexander Porter, living on adjoining farm.
Pinafore P. O. Butler Co., Pa.
Valuable Properly nt Ornhauk*
Court Hale.
By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court
of Butler eounty, held at Butler, Pa., on the
38th day of June, 1882, the undersigned Exe
cutor of the last will and testament of William
Cooper, late of Mercer township, Butler county,
Pa., dec'd. will offer at public sale on the
premises on
at one o'clock, I*. M., the following described
farm, situate in Mercer township, near the
borough of Harrisville, and in sight of it, to-wit:
more or less, tmunded and described as follows:
On the north by lands of A. Wilcox and the
Murrii.sville road, on the east by lands of John
Snyder and others, on the south by R. K. Wick
and on the west by James Kerr and others ;
frame house and barn thereon erected, good
orchard thereon, good spring of water
dwelling and farm well watered.
This farm is underlaid with coal, iron ore
and limestone, the greater part of it is cleared,
there j, from twelve to fifteen a<;res of good
white-oak timber.
One-third of purchase money on confirmation
of sale and the remainder in two equal annual
payments thereafter, with interest.
LKVI DALK, Executor.
Jlorth Liberty P. 0., Mercer Co., Pa.
myai-ly] BUTLER, PA.
Office on Jefferson street, opposite
Klingler's Flour Store.
0 1# WALDRON, Graduate ol the Phil
ft adelpbia Dental Collegers prepared
• lie to do anything in the line of hifc
profession in a satisfactory manner.
Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block,
ap stairs. apll
Pittsburgh, Pa
Jacob Hubley k Co.'s Confectionary!
i On the Europeon and American Plan.
Library ItulUiinu, 16S Penn
Our citizens visiting the Exposition at Pitts
burgh, will find it greatly to their advan
tage to stop at Uubiey's and get Dinner,
Lunch, etc., just as desired, European and
American plan, at low prices. These rooms
are located in the heart of the city, but a short
distance from the Exposition and Fair.
Parties, Weddings, etc., furnished to
order in the latest approved style. Prompt
attention given to mail orders. Sept 20 1 m
Mutual Fire insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
J. L. Purvis, | E. A. Helmholdt,
William Campbell, 'J. W. Burkhart,
A. Troatman, I Jacob Schoene,
O. C. Roessing, I John Caldwell,
Dr. W. lrvm, J. J. Croll.
A. B. Rhodes, ! H. C. Heineman.
JAS. T* M'JUNKIN, Gen. A*'t
Planing Mill
Lumber Yard.
S.G. Purvis & Co.,
Rough and Planed Lumber
Brackets, Gauged Cornice Boards,
Near (Jcruian Catholic Church
The most complete Institution in the United
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M \ 198 LIBERTV ST. ■
For Dyspepsia,
jt-Jlf lTf.fi|A CoitlTeness,
I" t Sick Headache,
Chronic IMar
-11 rhcea. Jaundice,
Blood, Ferer and
A caused by De
rangement of LiYer, Bowels and Kidneys.
Bad Prcath; Pain in the Side, sometimes the
ruin is felt under the Shoulder-blade, mistaken for
Rheumatism; general loss of appetite; Bowels
generally costive, sometimes alternating with lax;
the head U troubled with pain, is dull and heavy,
with considerable loss of memory, accompanied
with a painful sensation of leaving undone something
which ought to have been done; a slight, dry cougn
and flushed face is sometimes an attendant, oftea
mistaken for consumption; the patient complains
of weariness and debility; nervous, easily startled;
feet cold or burning, sometimes a prickly sensation
of the skin exists; spirits are low and despondent,
and, although satisfied that exercise would oe bene
ficial, yet one can hardly summon up fortitude to
try it—in fact, distrusts every remedy. Sever*,
of the above symptoms attend the disease, but cases
have occurred when but few of them existed, yet
examination after death has shown the Liver to
have been extensively deranged.
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young, whenever any of the above
symptoms appear.
Persons Traveling or Living in Un
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ail Malaria, Bilious attacks, Dizziness, Nau
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will invigorate like a glass of wine, but is no in
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If You have eaten anything hard of
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For, whatever th*e ailment may be, a thoroughly
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and does not interfere with business or
And has all the power and efficacy of Calomel or
Quinine, without any of the injurious after effects.
A Oovcrnor'f! Testimony.
Simmons Liver Regulator has been in use in my
far 'v for soine time, and I am satisfied it is a
va!u.i'.-le addition to the medical science.
J. GILL SHORTER, Governor of Ala.
Is on. Alexander H. Stephens, of Ga.,
says: Have liorived some benefit from the use of
Simmons Liver Regulator, and wish to give it a
further trial,
"The only Thing that never fails to
Relieve."—l have used ra;«ny remedies for Dys
ppsia, Liver Affection and Debility, but never
have found anything to benefit me to the extent
Simmons Liver Regulator has. I sent from Min
nesota to Georgia for it, and would send further for
such a medicine, and would advise all who are sim
ilarly affected to give it a trial as it seems the only
tiling that never fails to relieve.
P. M. JANNHY, Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. T. W. Mason says: From actual ex
perience in the use of Simmons Liver Regulator in
my practice I have been and am satisfied to use
aud prescribe it as a purgative medicine.
r nly the Genuine, which always
has on the Wrapper the red Z Trade-Mark
and Signature of J. If. EEILIN & CO.
New Life
is given by using BROWN'S
Winter it strengthens and
warms the system; in the
Spring it enriches the blood
and conquers disease; in the
Summer it gives tone to the
nerves and digestive organs;
in the Fall it enables the
system to stand the shock
of sudden changes.
In no way can disease be
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fect condition. BROWN'S
IRON BITTERS ensures per
fect health through the
changing seasons, it disarms
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and it prevents Consump
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well-known firm of H. S.
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Droit Building, Washing
ton, D. C., writes, Dec. 5 th,
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ure in stating that I have used
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caused by overwork, with
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Beware of imitations.
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Watch en,
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at the lowest eaaii prices at D. L. C LEE
LANDS, one square South of Court House.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Spec
taeles carefully repaired to order and satisfac
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for the CITIZEN.
He.Speaks alike Independent
steeling in PiitHburgh
Sept. 2tfill.
Record of the Camerons Given in Detail
from the Beginning.
Reported for Pittsburgh Dispatch.
Gen. William H. Koontz, the elo
quent Somerset county Independent,
was the next speaker. His oration
was very lengthy, and was a masterly
review of the history of Bossism in
Pennsylvania. It was heartily re
ceived by the audience, the strong
points, with which the address fairly
bristled, meeting with round after
round of applause. Gen. Koontz re
viewed for some time the political
causes leading up to the existing situ
ation in Pennsylvania politics, and
uext enumerated and pointedly dis
cussed the abuses and wrongs against
which the Independents protest. De
claring and proving fully that
in Pennsylvania had its origin in the
elevation of Simon Cameron to the
Senate, the speaker turned to the rec
ord of the Camerons. Said he :
The record of other statesmen of that
day is known of all men. Lincoln,
with consummate tact, was reconcil
ing the dissensions of contending fac
tions, and with great ability was
guiding the affairs of the country;
Seward, with masterly skill, was, as
Secretary of State, managing our
foreign affairs ; Chase, at the head of
the Treasury Department, was matur
ing his splendid financial system, which
was to proye one of the great aids in
the salvation of the country ; Stanton,
the great War Minister, was organ
izing war as no man had done since
the days of Cafnot; Greeley, at the
head of a great newspaper, was help
ing to mould a loyal public sentiment,
and Sumner, with chaste and polished
diction, made the Senate resound with
his patriotic sentiments, while Tbad
deus Stevens, the great Commoner,
was marshaling the loyal forces on the
floor of Congress, aud wisely mould
ing the laws of the country.
In this grand struggle by grand
men for the preservation of free insti
tutions, where were the Camerons ?
Echo answers, Where ?
The record of their whole life is
made up, not of wise debate upon
great questions, not in instituting
great measures of public policy, but of
low intrigue for place aud power for
themselyes and friends,
The manner of the elder Cameron's
election iu 1857 and his attempt to
secure another election in the Sea
ate of the United States in 1863 are
matters of public history, and may I
well cause every honest man to hide '
his head in shame. Both took place
in times of great public excitement
ami in periods momentous with the
well being of this country. In 1857
the whole country was stirred through
out its length and breadth with the
slavery question. The Southern
oligarchy was using its vast power,
aided by the administration of James
Buchanan, to spread the institution of
slavery in our Territories and to fas
ten the iniquitous Lecompton Consti
tution upon Kansas. In that great
contest where was Simon Cameron ?
Was he using his influence to resist
the further spread of that institution ?
Was he, either by voice or pen, or in
any other way aiding the cause of
human freedom ? If he was lam yet
to learn it. But one thing the pub
lie do know, that he was a candidate
for the United States Senate, that the
Democrats had a majority in joint bal
lot in the Legislature, that John W.
Forney was their candidate, and that
when the vote was taken three Demo
crats, Lebo, Manear and Wagonseller,
deserted Forney and voted for Came
ron. In 1801 the kindhearted Lin
coln was induced to take him into his
Cabinet as Secretary of War, and af
ter the rebellion was innugurated, and
while the very life of the Nation hung
in the balance he was so reckless in
the expenditure of public moneys and
In the awarding of contracts that he
had to be removed from Lincoln's
Cabinet under a vote of censure by
Congress. Was his son more patriotic
than his father ? If he did anything
more during that stormy period than
to expend his energies and intellectual
force in making profitable horse con
tracts, it is unknown to history, and
we find another evidence of the fact
that history repeats itself when we re
member that when the liberties of the
patriots of the Revolution were won,
and at the very moment that they
were rejoicing over their great triumph,
the voice of John Ilook, as described
by Patrick Henry, was heard hoarsely
brawling through the American ranks,
"beef!" "beef!" and that when this
Nation was in the agony of civil war,
and when its very existence was im
periled, the voice of our imperious and
dictatorial Senateor was heard only in
demanding horse contracts. Oh, for
some Patrick Henry to portray this
Pennsylvania Senator amid the blood
shed and agony of the civil war clam
oriug for horse contracts, as he por
trayed John Hook in revolutionary
times demanding the price of his beef.
In 1803, when the rebellion still
threatened the very life of the Nation,
and one year before the Democratic
party in National Convention at Chi
cago bad declared that the war for the
preservation of the Union was a fu.il
j ure, Simon Cameron was again a candi
j date for the Senate. The Dcmocratsbad
! a majority of one in joint ballot and
J Charles R. Buekalew was their nom
inee, and Simon toiled and tussled
long with one Dr. Boyer, a Democrat,
to induce him to vote for him (Came
ron) for the United States Senate.
But this time his power of persuasion
failed, and Buekalew was elected.
In 1875 Simon Cameron, then not in
very intimate relations with the Grant
administration, procured the passage
by a State Convention of a resolution
in opposition to a third term for the
Presidency. It was well known that
Geueral Grant was ambitious to be
nominated to a third term, and Cam
eron's resolution was a direct blow at
Grant. This trouble was soon remov
ed by the appointment of Don Cameron
I by General Grant as Secretary of War.
Did anvbody ever doubt that his nomi
nation was made for any other reason
than to placate the Camerons? If they
do, there stand the three facts which
present a very strong case. First, the
resolution of the State Convention
passed at the instance of the Camerons
in opposition to a third term ; second,
the appointment of Don Cameron to
the War portfolio, which was a sur
prise to the whole country, because no
one had ever heard of his name in con
nection with the office ; third, the sub
sequent advocacy of a third term by the
Camerons, to the extent of stifling the
public sentiment of the State, and
twice betraying the Republicans of the
If an election to a third term was
wrong in 1875, why not in 1876 and
1880 1 Could there be any more con
vincing proof that it was not principle
that actuated the Camerons, but only
a desire to advance their own selfish
interests ?
In 1877, after President Hayes had
refused to recognize the Cameron party
by appointing J. I). Cameron to a place
in his Cabinet, Simon Cameron resign
ed his seat in the Senate, but it was
not made public, so that there might
be a free, full and fair discussion as to
the merits of any candidates who might
present themselves, or be presented by
their friends, but on the contrary, he
held the resignation until the cians
could be gathered from all parts of the
State, and the Legislature of Pennsyl
vania then committed that cunning act
of base servility, by the election, at his
dictation, of his son J. Donald Cameron
to the Senate.
If any evidence were wanting to
show Cameron's complete dominion
over the party and its utter subserviency
to his behests, this fact alone would
furnish it. It stands to-day as one of
the black deeds in Pennsylvania's
history, and nothing short of the entire,
complete and overlasting overthrow of
that dynasty will help eradicate the
Is there further evidence wanted of
their complete mastery in Pennsylvania
politics ? I point to the fact that for
the last fifteen or twenty years they
have manipulated the minority Repub
lican counties and in various ways
managed others, until it was a question
at every State Convention, not who
was the most available and suitable
candidate for any State office, but who
was the man named by the Camerons,
and then the convention proceeded to
do his bidding and nominate his candi
dates. Is this denied'( Then call any
man to the stand who has ever attend
ed a convention. Ask Matthew S.
Quay if it is not true that Don Cameron
and he have atev&ry Republican State
Convention for years dictated the nom
inations for the party.
But this is not all. They have at
the last two National Conventions
willfully betrayed the Republicans of
this State. The sentiment of the Re
publicans of Pennsylvania at the last
two Presidential nominations was be
yond all question favorable to James
G. Blaine. Yet, in defiance of that
well pronounced sentiment, on both oc
casions a delegation was packed, and
by means of the infamous, anti-Repub
lican, anti-Democratic unit rule, the
voice of Pennsylvania was stifled.
If any further evidence is needed of
gross unsurpation of the rights of the
people, I point to the conduct of Sena
tor Cameron in the lato election of
Senator in this State. The election
under the Constitution of the United
Slates had to be m»de by the Legisla
ture of Pennsylvania, and Senator
Cameron had no right whatever to in
terfere in the slighest manner in the
election of another person, who was to
have an equal voice with himself in the
Senate of the United States, in repre
senting the great State of Pennsylva
nia. The Constitution of the United
States provided that each Senator
shall have one vote, and it is a violation
of the spirit of the constitution for a
Senator to attempt to evade this plain
provision of the organic law of the
land, by endeavoring to secure the
election of another Senator who will
echo his sentiments and virtually give
him two votes in the Senate. It is an
invasion by an officer of one branch of
the Government upon the rights and
powers of another branch of the Gov
ernment, and is a clear violation of
law and ought to be an impeachable
offense. When our governments, State
and National, were divided into their
distinct branches it was intended that
each should act independently of the
other, and any attempted usurpation
by one of the rights, duties and privi
leges of the other is a high crime
against free government and merits
condign punishment.
I have thus presented what to my
mind is most conclusive evidence of the
outrageous usurpation by the Camerons
of all the functions of government
which of right belong to the people.
But the wrong consists not only in
thus sweeping away from the people
their most precious rights, but it strikes
dowu the rights of others. In this
mad crusade against popular govern
ment, every man who would not bow
the knee to Baal was remorselessly
stricken down, and the result has been
that it has deprived the State of the
services of some of its best men. In
18(57 it thrust aside Thaddeus Stevens,
the great Commoner, who will rank in
history with Clay, Calhoun and Web
ster, with Pitt aud Fox and Burke, to
make place for Simon Cameron. Think
of that, Pennsylvanians, and hide your
heads in shame. Thaddeus Stevens,
who is not to be mentioned in the same
day or the same year with Simon
Cameron, thrust aside and Cameron
elected to the Senate of the United
States. Thaddeus Steyens, the great
lawyer, the splendid advocate, the
brilliant statesman, set aside by a Re
publican majority in the Legislature of
Pennsylvania, and Simon Cameron
elected! Simon Cameron, who from
the time he first attempted to instruct
the Winnebago Indians in the virtue
of paper money down to the last and
crowning act of his distinguished pub
lie life, when he said that he would
vote for an ox, if nominated, never dis
played a single statesmanlike quality !
Two years ago Galusha A. Grow
was presented as a candidate for the
United States Senate. He had served
12 years in Congress, had been Speaker
of the House for one term ; he was
familiar with public meu and public
measures; he was a ready debater,
could have gone on the floor of the
Senate and maintained the honor and
credit of the State with fair ability, but
because he was not an avowed adhereut
of the Ring; because he was a type of
a higher order of Republicanism ; be
cause he wonld have overshadowed
Don Cameron, he had to be stricken
The result of this Cameron-serving
is that Pennsylvania has been dwarfed
in the Senate of the Uuited States in
comparison with other States. They
send their foremost men. Massa
chusetts sent Sumner and Wilson;
Maine sent Fessenden aud Hamlin ;
Vermont, Collamer a:id Edmunds; In
diana, Morton and ll»'odricks; Ohio,
Chase aud Ben Wade, while Pennsyl
vania sends the Camerons.
But the evil influence of this corrupt
system is still more widely extended
It tends to corrupt the younger men
who arc coming upon the stage of ac
tion. It leads them tu»believe that the
only avenue to office anJ distinction in
through the Camerons, and the conse
quence is that they throw away con
science and principle, surrender their
manhood, aud meekly submit to having
the collar fastened upon them for life.
It has created a distinct class of poli
ticians, who are commonly known as
This class is composed of his survile
followers, who are his willing tools,
ready to do his bidding at all times
and upon all occasions. Perchauce
one of them may be chosen a delegate
to a State Convention, and unless he
has had his cue from headquarters he
will not venture an opinion as to who
should be candidates, for fear that he
would have to swallow his own
words, for he knows full well that
although he may for a while believe
that he is a free man and means to do
what his judgment leads him to be
lieve would be best, that he dare not
do it; that no matter what his own
convictions are he has to obey his mas
ter and do his bidding. He may at
times indulge the conceit that be is a
leader, that he is shaping the policy of
the party, thut he is a power in the
politics of the country, but let hiin
walk one inch out of the line marked
out for him by his master, and how
quickly will the collar remind him
thut it is there with as firm a hold as
when first put on. He may talk
boastfully as to what he has done,
and strut and swagger in his own
self importance, but he can't impose
upon his neighbors, for they know
that he has had no right of opinion in
what has been done; that he has sim
ply done what he has been told to do
and could not help doing it He may
have accumulated some wealth which
he could not have done in auy honest
vocation in life, for he would have
been a marked failure as a lawyer,
physician, merchant or business man,
and he does not by nature belong to
that class of men who make blades
of grass grow, or to cause the fields to
brighten with waving wheat, for in one
respect only is he like the lilies of the
field, in that "he toils not, nor does he
spin," but other people understand
that his accumulated wealth is the
price of his manhood ; that he has got
it only because he has bartered away
the most precious rights of an American
citizen; that in a land where the
broadest liberty of opinion is tol
erated, he has had none of his own ;
that in a land of universal freedom, he
has been a slaye, as abject and power
less as was the lowest B"rf iu the days
of the feudal system. Everybody un
derstands, and no one better than the
henchman does himself, that his power
his strength and his influence depends
upon the collar held by an invisible
cord, but strong as adamant, and only
to be dissolved at the touch of the
master, but that sooner or later will
be dissolved, for the bond between
them is not one of affection or regard,
but of utility only, and when the
time comes, as it assuredly will come,
that he will no longer be considered
efficient in his master's service, the
collar will be unloosed and he will be
turned adrift, but too late in his old
days to comprehend what freedom is,
and will !>e like the prisoner of Bastile,
who after long years of imprisonment
was given his liberty, but he had got
so us«d to his prison house that after
wandering about for some days he
went back aud asked to be locked up
in his old cell. But the heuebmau
won't be taken back, for the reason
that his usefulness is pone, and then
with a sense of manhood gone, of prin
ciple bartered away for a life time, be
he might well exclaim, changing
slightly tho language of Cardinal
VVolsey to Cromwell : "Oh, Cameron,
Cameron, had I but served my country
with half the zeal I served you, it
would not in mine age have left me
marked to mine enemies."
But, my fellow citizens: Vou ask
what has all this to do with tho ticket
at the head of which is the name of
(jjen. Beaver? It is a very pertinent
question and must answered, for if can
not successfully be answered, then all
the arguments against the Camerons
and Bossism fall to the ground. I re
ply that with the exception of the Con
gressman-at-Large, it is Cameron's
ticket, made up by him at his home in
Washington, in the District of Colum
bia, long in advance of the convention.
That the convention was called at an
early day for the express purpjse of
preventing the matter from being fully
and fairly canvassed by the people, in
order that the slated ticket might l>e
railroaded through When it bad
once gone forth to the world that
Cameron had fixed up his ticket and
fixed upon thaday for the convention,
there was but little use to oppose it
Everybody felt that the nomination of
that ticket thus made up by Cameron
was a forgone conclusion. That bad
bi»cn tried before, but always with one
j re?ult, ihe success of Cameron. The
t olee of tho master bad gone forth and
tbe voice of Pennsylvania wa?silenced,
' and the Republicans nil over the
■ State* were expected to rally to the
j support of a ticket already made up
i for them. That day has gone by,
| and tbe time for the deliverence of
Pennsylvania Republicans from the
yoke of a master is at hand. Hereafter
they propose to make up their own
tickets. They propose to exercise
their undoubted aud unquestioned
; right as freemen to select candidates
! for themselves, and will support
'no man, no matter who is, or
! how good a man he may be, if he has
' been forced upon them by Boss rule.
It was well understood though why
Senator Cameron was fur General
Beaver. The brave soldier had failed
to secure Cameron's support on form
er occasions, when he stood solelv
upon his own merits, J>jt the price
paid for Cameron's support was the j
assistance General Beaver rendered
Cameron in the National Republican
Convention in 1880, when the at
tempt to secure the nomination of
General Grant for a third term, by
the enforcement of the infamous unit
rule. To win Cameron's support
General Beaver voted for Grant,
when be knew, or must have known
that not onlj* his immediate constitu
ents, but tbe voice of a large majority
of the Republicans of Pennsylvania
were for James G. Blaine.
lie struck a blow at one of the
very fundamental principles of free ;
government, and although he may .
thereby have the support of Cameron
he lost the confidence of many Re- '
publicans, who, much as they may
have admired Lis past career as a,
brave soldier and good man, will not j
support him for an office which is j
given him as tbe price of their betray
One vear ago Senator Davies, be
cause of the outrage he had shown in
the opposition to Cameron in the
election of a Senator, was beaten for
nomination for State Treasurer, but
this year, after making a pilgrimage
to Washington and doubtless doing
penance for his wrongs, received full
absolution and the approval of the
despot for the nomination for Lieuten
ant Governor and his nomination was
secured without trouble .
Senator Greer's nomination was fixed
up in advance, so that all opposing
candidates might as well have spared
themselves the trouble and expense of
going to Harrisburg. But next to the
nomination of General Beaver, which
was for eervices rendered, the most
flagraut outrage upon popular rights
was the nomination of Rawle for the
Supreme Bench. Every fair-minded
man will concede that the utmost care
should be taken in the selection of a
candidate for that high and honorable
position. It is the court of last resort
for every citizen of Pennsylvania whose
rights are brought in controversy. The
reputation of that court has never been
sullied. Its record forms one of the
grandest pages in the history of our
grand old State. The jurisprudence of
the State, yea, of the whole civilized
world, has been illumined by the genius
of the distinguished men who have
adorned that bench: by Tilghman,
Yates, Gibson, Grier, Black, Thompson,
Agnew and Sharswood.
But the high privilege of naming a
candidate for that position was denied
the people. Senator Cameron during
the last holidays tendered the nomina
tion to Mr. Kawle as a Christmas gift.
Assuming to act for the entire Repub
lican party, he disposed of the nomina
tion jnst as some feudal chieftain in the
middle ages parcelled out his territories
among his followers. What right bad
he to do this ? Will any of bis admir
ers or followers dare to come upon this
stand right now, in the face of this
audience, and justify such an act? If
he will, let him come. No, bedarenot
come, for he knows lull well that there
can he no justification for such and art.
No candidate for the Supreme liench,
or the Common Pleas, or any other
court, ought to owe his nomination to
any one man, and especially when that
man is President ol a great corporation,
and if he is not President now is a
large stockholder, and who may have
important questions coming before the
court for final determination. A judge
of a court should be like Ciesar's wife,
above suspicion, and ought to have no
Christmas gift, in the way of a judicial
nomination, to sway bim from the path
of right and justice. It was an unwar
ranted interference by a Senator of the
United States in a nomination with
which he had no more to do than any
other one citizen of Pennsylvania.
But this nomination was a gross
outrage in another respect. A majori
ty of the delegation from Philadelphia,
where Mr. Kawle resides, headed by
such men as James McManes, William
Leeds and J. KI wood Rowan, were
against the nomination of Mr. Rawle;
vet the voice of that majority was
silenced at the dictation of Cameron,
and Rawle nominated against their
protest. Allegheny county, the great
Republican Gibralter of Western Penn
sylvania, presented one of her leading
lawyers and most honored citizens as a
candidate for that high ofliee. He had
the unanimous endorsements of his
own delegation and received the votes
of the delegates of nearly all the coun
ties in Western Pennsylvania; yet this
great popular demand for the nomina
tion of Major Hrown was ignored, and
the voice of Cameron was more poten
tial than the voice of all these delegates
shaking lor their large constituency.
I ask how long are these outrages
to be tolerated ? \Ve tolerated them
(luriux the progress of the war, during
the period of reconstruction and the
settlement of the great questions grow
ing out of the war, because those mat
ters were of greater importance; but
now, as they are settled, we mean to
stand their abuses no longer. The
time has come when the Cameron
dynasty has to lie brought belore the
bar of a great State to answer for high
crimes and misdemeanors, and I hare
no fear as to the final result. In a
contest between right and wrong, truth
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From the fact that the Cituii ta 'be oldest
established a:jd most extensiT«-lj circulated Re
publican newspaper in Butler county, fa lUpnt
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men tliat it ia the meditun they should im ib
advertising their buaineaa.
NO. 45
1 and error, there can be but ooe result,
| and that is the complete triumph of tbe
right, aud
Truth crushed to earth, will ri.«e ajsin,
The eternal years of GckT are hers.
But you say, settle them within tbe
party, else you will baud the State
over to the Democracy \ that you will
break up the p~and old Republican
party. Well, in answer to this, I
have to say that I always opposed the
Democratic party, and I have no faith
in its capacity to administer this Gov
ernment : but it is infinitely better to
settle these matters now, ereu if it
should be at tbe peril of the Democra
cy carrying tbe State, than to post
pone it until 188-1, when you run the
risk of tbe far greater of hand
ing over tbe whole country to the
Democratic party, I firmly believe
that if Colonel Stewart was not a can
didate fir Governor there would be
enough tied Republicans to
vote lor Pauix>v '.o socure his election,
and then it would go forth to the
world that the Dvunicrats bad secured
a victory in Pennsylvania, that
the Slut* was Democratic ; bat the
comltiui d vote of Stewart and Reaver
will show that Pennsylvania is still
Republican, and if you believe Repub
lican ascendency is absolutely and es
sentially necessary in Pennsylvania
this tear theu tlwre is one way that
it can be secured, and that ia by voting
for Col Steward, who is equipped in
every way |..r the discharire of the
duties of tbe hijrh office of the Chief
Executive of ib>f State ; vote for Duff
And M-rrick, both of whom are otie
i iegsr-d soldier*; vote for Colonel
McJ>l:< bael, a sol lier, too, and an ac
! com pi is bed gentleman; vote for
Jul*Lin, an hi complisbed jurist, for
1 Judge of the S:;;>reme Court, and all
|of whom are well qualified for
| tbe offices f,,r which they are
named, aud are as true Republicans
as live on tbe s..il of Pennsylvania or
auyotber Stale, men wbo have b«en
Republicans, not for plunder, but from
principle, and when you have elected
them you have secured a triumph for
true aud genuine Republicanism that
will make the hearts of Republicans
rejoice everywhere. Strike off the
shackles that Cameron ism has fastened
upon the party, and Pennsj I vaoia will
be Republican by 60.0J0 majority.
But you tell us that we are going
to kill the Republican party. I deny
it. The Republican party was not
made to be killed by one defeat Do
you believe that it has less vitality
than tbe Democratic party ? Why
that party has been beaten for 20 years
past Public opinion has condemned
it and it has been kicked and cuffed
about at the polls and yet it eomea
up every year smiling and ready for
the fray. No, 1 have more confidence
in the vitality and strength of the
Republican party than to believe that
one defeat can destroy it, and I do not
admit Aat it is going to be beaten;
the party that has accomplished such
grand results, that has such kign aima
and purposes is not to be destroyed
unless falce leaders and Bosses lead it
away from the path of duty.
We are here as Republicans, believ
ing in everjr principle of tbe party,
with a ticket composed of the very
best Republicans in tbe State, and
with a platform of the truest Republi
canism, which means just what it
says, and which if its candidates are
elected, will be carried out It ia tbe
one sure way to reform. There is no
cham-e for refojm in tbe iVmocratie
party. It must first reform itself
Its past history, covered aa it ia
with tbe blight of slavery and seces
sion and attempted repudiation, unfits
it for reform Nor can reform be look
ed for in Pennsylvania under tbe
Caiuerons, for it is precisely of tbe«e
evils that they have fastened upon the
party that we wish to reform tbe
party. The only way to secure cer
tain and sure reform is by elect
ing tbe lndcpeudent Republican
Never interrupt any coo versa ti a
with A backing Cough; it create** IMMI
impression Better invest a quarter of
a dollar in a bottle of I»r Hull's Cough
Syrup and cure it
A Michigan girl baa removed her
nineteen warts with tomato juice.
"It in claimed that New York wo
men look vouoffer at 60 than Boeton
womeu do at 40, or Chicago women
at 30," for the reason that tbey have
been taking Peruna for the past three
months, hut Boston and Chicago wo
men are coming up in fioe stjle—en
tering upon the home-stretch on Mao
alin. I got one oi jrour book* no tb«
"Ilia of Life" from jour druggist as a
present, and, a* it direct*, have been
taking Peruna and Manalin My
bowels are io excellent condition, and
the lungs and heart are improving
finely. J. M. WALKER, Lawan, Pr.
A resident of Jacksonville, Fla,
set a hen upon a nest of alligator
eggs, and two reptiles a ere hatched
out in due season
A Miracle.
Wbenevei there is an extraordinary
occurrence—a team runs over • child
without hurting it; a mechanfc* lalla
from a third-story window, and io a
week after he is at work again, we are
wont to exclaim, "what a miracle!"
Ho when Mrs. T. H Krerline. then of
Allegheny City, Pa, bad been sick
with consumption for a very long
time, bad been told by several of the
»est physicians of that her time was
but for a few hours, that she most die,
and when the use of but one bottle of
Peruna io a week's time placed her on
her feet again and made her the heart
iest eater of the family, all the peopb
around, as with one rejoicing voice, r»-
claimed, " what a wonderful mirac!e! M
See page 30 of the "ills ot l»ife '*
Your druggist will give you one gra
There are about 220,000 telephone*
in use in the country, and the uuiuier
is increasing at the rate of over 500 a
153^"*Feather*, ribbon*, velvet ran
all be colored to match that new hat
by using the Diamond i»ye*. 10 eta.
for *ny color.