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Van Wert Republican, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1887, Van Wert, Ohio VAN WERT REPUBLICAN. PUBUEBED OTBT TEUBBDAT. T----- -C. L. T. C. Facilities FINE JOB PRINTING Arc tint clMc, and we solicit a share of your patroimge. North 4t.. between iquart and railroad. THE TAN WERT REPUBLICAN. TBMI OF SMNffTMN. ti Oat copy, six n One eopv three M NosubfterlptioiUiti (or a UM thai three months. MATE! One square int ioeertiw. VOL. V. VAX WEUT, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1887, NO. 3. Mae HAM oowtitate atquan. Admintotrftten, kfeeealon, Koad NotUw, in )Jt DM ytir IM.Of Onteoluno ilx B0ate One eoluBk thw montki Una! notiAM line, Rows Rows, Do not buy a Sulky Slow until have seen 'KiUTCHMM The most successful Riding Plow ever made. It leads them all. Also in stock the DAYTON CHAMPION THE LAST CAMP, P. OHIO. Whmc AND SHUNKS NEW MODEL, PRICES LOW Call and see us. mm LAWRENCE Opposite court house. NEWSPAPER LAWS. For the benefit of those who refuse to take papers from the post office when they are in arrears, we publish the fol- lowing newspaper laws: If (subscribers wish their 'papers publishers may uonlitiue to send llicm until ;iti arrearages are Any person who receives an'l makes use of it, whuther he ordered it or not, will .e held In the law to be a subscriber. If subscribers refuse or ncjrlrct to take their paper from the oftir.i' or j-lnce to where they are sent thev are held responsible until they settle and give notice to discontinue. If subscribers wove to other places without nfnrniing the publisher aiul the paper is seni o the former they lire hel'l rcsiionsi- lo. Notice should always be given of removal. Jo mm on Plena Day. Probate Juilge...............................A.T. Uailcj Proiecutlug' L. Clerk of H. Hester. Sheriff....................................... Isaac R. Tudor, W. Terr} Treasurer.....................................W. H. P. j Roller. II. L Frank Carlo, j A. Lylx'lr. Infirmary Directors, Alspaoh. J T. C. Krnsier. Infirmary Swperinteadent .John C. Robinson G. McGaTren OFFICER. O Urowdrr CUppinger Robinson City Solicitor............................Uco E. "Wellf. (Dennis Welsh. Mlez Mullen. f fW. G Edwards. CouncilnieB...............f W. R. Cook. f W. IW. (Marvin Woodruff. >J. H. FroneSeld. 'A. Jacobs. PHYSICIANS. G. W. D. pHYSICI AN AXD SURGEOX. Offlct over No. 1 S North Washinjfton street, biswaea of wosaan and nl nose and throat special- special days, and Sat inlays, from9 a.m., tv 5 p. m. Was. SMITH, m. V. AND SURGEON. Special atten- tlon jriven to the treatment of all chronir Oflice days for the treatment of ohron- s. S.itnrdays Offlci Hill -tore, Mala street, Van Wert .Ohio. CHHISTOPHEB PHYSICIANS AXD SURGEONS. Officeorer new building, oppo-ite (.'our; Prnmpt attention m Saturd.-iyd anr special nfiicp d.iys for treat- f :lnfl diseases. hcr. SI vvusliinjiron street: Kblen ugtnn street near school building. ANI> STjltGEOX. Offirt "'iKinson'sShoe Store, ir.-un Street. .deace OB South Washington street. n IK. HGIP, OHYSIC1AN AXD SURGEON..-Office HsBrriP W I -w-m-i uesdcll ATTORNEYS. J. ftHOWOER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, nhl, L'zswiuii: A: KITH OTerH- JWF.KT Jt BLACHLET. TTORSEYS-AT-LAW, V., Wert, 0. bnsinta, pending to the promptly atu-nded Well, Jolin, the time has come at laat, Wliicli I have long. When I niuntK-vk the caiup And join the pauper throng. I know I urn )io John, Than tho.-e thst there Ind rest. But yet this badge never go Imldc there on my breiut. I hoped iiml hoped for many yean To sue my pt'iibioD through. You -now. I jeined the iinny well, And fought ou uruve and true Uuti) I lost my health, and left, A wreck. And then, because I could not prove I first was well 1 was outside the laws. I took fresh hope when they it last, In measures far front tloif Gave pensions to "regulars" Who captured Mexico; For 1 thouxht. sure, that those who fought To save the Union utrong, Had better cause than For might is oftcu vrromg. And when they the pension bill For needy sold'er boys, I e.-iid, -This Congress is all right ID patriotic poise; No more shall we the poor-house Our iiiition i-till ia true To those who lought her battles and Made treason humbly sue." But when n hand placed on tliat bill A cruel veto blot, And wrote why suffering soldiers now Must take a pauper's lot. I said, ''Oh shame that we should see The fully of this (fay, When lie who rules the Xorthaml South Should bow before the gray." Is this the pay for what we The lacrilice w> true? Is this the echo from those cheen From that ymiid review; When from the north, ;uid eitit, aud west, The plaudits rent the ALI! faded blue was welcomed With honors grant and high? Sar, John, if Uncle Abe was there Would hi- have done this thinttV If General Grant could now be chief Would he this trouble bring? Brave Haiirock would have vgncd it, sure, Likewise our Little For none that knows a soldier's worth Would on them e'er go Well, I must take the humble road That winds o'er yonder hil1, But when election day comes round I'll be n voter still. And with the thousands through the land, Will give one hand a rent That a reto that this badge Should grace a pauper's breast. ProsperHy Which Will Under Ihis head Salurday's Cleveland Leader and Herald says: "One great advantage enjoyed by the cities and of Ohio's gas and oil fields is their location in the midst of a fertile, well-developed agricultural sec- tion. Many of the richest oil fields in Pennsylvania has been opened in the wilderness where food was necessarily imported from a distance, and living was very expensive, while buildings had t be erected with the knowledge that tiiey would possess little or BO value af- ter the deposits 'were exhausted. The result was a great waste of capital and labor, and serious hinderance to the ad- vantagous use of the wealth produced. Everything is very different in Allen, Hancock and Wood counties. There it is not necessary build narrow-guage railroads, tied in bowknots among the hill, ravines and stumps, in order to car- ry food to drillers, and the country will not be dotted with the ruins of wagons and engines wrecked in impassable trails doing sorry duty as roads. The towns which are booming under the inflation of natural gas will" doubtless easily hold all the ground they gain, for they are well located and substantial places, able to compete with all comers without the advantage of the gas and oil which have made them famous. The development of trade and industry in and about them will be permanent, and Northwestern Ohio can never lose the good effects of its present period of prosperity." The quadriennial phamtom promise of the Republicans being able to carry one or two Southern States in 1888 is again dazzling our eyei in the noonday sun. The delusion must be dispelled or our will get behind a cloud again. Is there anything the South has asked for under the present humbug, free trade administration that the has not re- ceived? Ii there a tingle rebel kurnel, majah, capting, sargeant, prison officer, intense traitor, or noted and notorious copperhead of the North, who has hot yet received an office? The rebels have dined at the first table. Will they fore- go this for crumbs iwept under a Re publican administration? Prejudice, prestige, and power, sah, influence southern votes and under these p's of persuasion every southern State in 1888 will be in line for Cleveland. The Re- publican party must win without them, and then save them to themselves by rigorous political discipline. Thai is a slrange bit of history which has just become for eleven years the remains of Abraham Lincoln have not been within the marble sarcoph- agus popularly supposed to contain them, but in a grave under an otaer part of the Lincoln monument at Springfield. On the twenty-second an niversary of his death they were remov- ed, placed in a new grave, as was also the body of Mrs. Lincoln, and cemented in securely. The work of guarding the honored relics of ihe martyr President has been in the hands of a secret organ- ization called the "Lincoln Guard of whose eleven-years' task ii at completed. According to G. Curlii, the Republicans will nominate John Sher- man, but he cannot be elected, and the Democrats will renominate Cleveland, but Mr. C. does not think hecsrn be elect- td. Mr. C.'s political prognostications about as valuable as a Wiggin's pre- diction, of a comet. WASHINGTON LETT EH. Fostoria is now afflicted with a boom. Sells Bro.'s circus will be at Lima May 4th. Bowling Green will have a street rail- way. St. Marys has organized a board of Trade. St. Marys now has a third monster gas well. Findlay will soon be surrounded by a rail road. A large window-glass factory has lo cated at Fostoria. Quite a vein of natural gas was struck at Deshler, last week. The Findlay liar is only equalled by the Bowling Green liar. Mansfield now pays her Mayor instead of as here'yfere. The Kenton oil well No. 2, at the depth of feet is a failure. The Columbus, Lima Northwestern rail road will be surveyed soon. The Nickle Plate rail road shops will most likely be located at FpBtoria. A postal card harrow swindle has been worked upon the farmers of Preb- le county. A horse and bjggy valued at was stolen from a hitching rack in Findlay, last week. Leipsic is getting ready to join the oil and gas boom. Several gas wells are to be sunk at Ripley. A five year-old daughter of Fred Koehler, near Upper Sandusky, was burned to death last week. Shanes Crossing will bore for gas, and a company with a capital stock of 000 has been incorporated. The annual convention of the North- western Ohio Volunteer Firemen will convene at Loudcnville, May 25th, 1887. Diedrich Thiclker was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary, for incest, at Wapakoneta, last week by Judge Day. Union General! Back, SuMtfAF Or rat The Inter- minable Haul Pnxalo An Obsolete Jeafleraouisvn .Ha x IBM. Senator John Sherman bought 97i acres of ground near Findlay, in Febru ary, for Last week he refused it. The Commissioners of Hardin county offer a reward of for the capture o Hammel, one of the scoundrels who out raged Lena Harper. Gov. Foraker has been presented wit a gavel, made from an elm tree whic' stood in the court house yard at Paulc ing. It is designed as a momento of th celebrated speech which the Gov. mad at that place in 1885. during his canvas for Governor. Findlay has laid out town lots enoug for a city of two million aud a half pop ulation, and the next move will be to an- nex Seneca, Wood aud Wyandot coun- ties. There is still more unoptinned land over on the canal near Antwerp, in Defiance county, we are Com. Half a dozen young sports of North Baltimore, recently became intoxicated and hung one of their companions, just for fun. you know. When the fun was over and the criminal was cut down, it was discovered that he was unconscious. His life was saved with difficulty. Chas. Bitler and Mike Nash, both well known saloon men at Arcanum, Darke county, were caught by a train when driving on a crossing near Eaton, 0., the former was instantly killed and the latter injured fatally, dying next day. The horse was killed and the bug- gy smashed 10 pieces. Last Monday was pay day for the oil firm of Duke Myers, which is said to be known by a lot of suspicious charac- ters that are hanging around this city at present. One of their employes, Mr. Saunders. was going out to go to work on the midnight tower, and while pass- ing out West Main Cross street, was slopped by a couple of footpads and compelled to throw up his hands. He only had wilh him at the time, which was secured by the men, who after com pleting the job. made good their escape, and have not been apprehended as yet. There is a number of well known toughs here at present, that our police force should watch unceasingly and try if possible to rid the community of their Jeff. WASKIXGTOK, D. C., April 22.1887. MR. EDITOR: if the man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho hud been a reform Democrat he would have sent for the thiuves who stripped him of his ruimeni and gave him such a beating, ami appointed them his business agents mid attorneys so as lo conciliate them and make them feel kindly towarJ him. He would have assuaged their savage nature and in- human feror.ity by giving them "fat ''soft places" etc. Such ap- >ears to be the correct thing in these ays of reform. Two mure prominent ties huve just bfen appointed foreign liplomaU. Gen. Dabney H. Maurv, vho in his contributions to history in- ariably claims that a regiment of rebels usually whipped a brigade of Yankees, has bcon appointed minister o Venezueh, and Gen. Alex. R Lnw- on, for whom the prison pen near Millcn, Ga. was named, minister to Austro Hungary. The diligence with which Secretary Bayard searches for and finds rebel Brigadiers for the various offices ihroad, must be galling to Northern Democrats, who were loyal to the iovernment. Gen. Egbert L. Viele was an awpirant for ihe Hungarian mission, but as usual the lonjf haired Southerner carried ofF the prize. He always did manage to get the IIOII'H share uf the fat places, under Demo cratic Administrations. There must be something wrong with a government persistently honors its enemies and humiliates its defenders, rewards the "Lhievrs" and humbles ihe "good Samaritans1' who bound up wounds and tenderly cared for it. It does not stem as if this siate of affairs would be pleasing to a JUSL God who gave strict command to exclude the Moabite from the cong- regation of the: Lord to the tentli menl has no more right to interfere with one man's private business than with another's, whether lie is running a paw mill or a railroad. Th'tt rail roads are an advantage to the countries traversed by them 5s evident by the bonds and help, voted them by the al- most unanimous voice of the people. Let traffic be suspended, if for a few days only, as il was along the Penn- sylvania road the great strike, and people begin to realize the great public benefit of railroads. JUNIATA GENERAL NEWS. A "university" at Athety, Ga., has made a departure in Southern education- al methods, and expelled two students, sons of prominent families, for fighting a duel. Arc now ready with the best selected stock of ML ni'EK ttll A locomotive has been succcisfully fed on coal oil at Meadville, Penn., and its steam at a sufficient pressure was maintained with five gallons an hour. The fuel for a ten hour trip would at that rate cost about fifty cents. Once adopt- ed as n locomotive fuel, there will be little need of u second man in the cab ex- cept to watch the engineer aud keep him from going to sleep. The tender will be reduced to a size (inly necessary for holding a barrel of oil and a few gallons of water. Coal will never again be a dollar a bushel. The New York Evening Pout has been collecting statistics wilh a view to show- ing that the school master is very in the New South. Some of the figures are remarkable. Thus the percentage of children in Texas who attend school is 79, against 72 in Vermont, and the average daily attendance per cent is 73 in Florida and CO in South Carolina, against an average of 63 in nil the Englaml States. This letting in of day- light upon ignorance will be tLe death blow to Southern Democracy aud do much toward a realiza- tion of Mr. Grady's prophetic vision. Ever put on exhibition in the city, at Rock Bottom Also a full line of plain and figured That will certainly please you. "BLOTSHED WINDOW SHADES" Prices same as above, Don't miss the boom. F. P. HILL CO. The errors made by the Democratic bunglers in the postal service during last year were while Ihe aver- age for flvn years previous was only This represents the "great re- forms" of this glorious administration. Other departments arc equally as thor oughly "reformed." Renews Her Youth. MM P oebe Cheuley, Peterson, Clay Co., Iowa, ihp. following remark- able story, ihe truth of which vniirhed fur by ihe reaidnnu of town. "I win Id, rmve wi'h fun M'lipnens for many fun Id not fiee from alt pain and aorenews and arr xbletodua-l my own housework. my thanks lo Electric Bitters for hav- ing renewed my youth, and removrt completely jill ami pain. Try n Itottle, onlj 50cis. di L..F. Gtckeiiheiui- Prug Store. s generation, refuse I to fur- nish b t-ad and waler 10 the Israelites, and hired Baaiam to curse them In view of the rebels did, simply because so pure and good a man as Abraham Lincoln was elected Presi- dent, it, seem aa though they ought to have been forever excluded from participating in the affairs of the Government. Instead of ihut, however, ox-Confederates represent our country in in-arly every foreign Court. Ex-rebel sokliera fill every seat un Jim Democratic sided oi the Senate and House, from the lute Confederate Slates, whilst un the Republican side of the Senaie ihere will be but one Union (fctawley) in ihe next Cuugresa. In this the Union soldier is further in- sulted by the President and leaders ui the Dem< cnitic party, by being stig- matized as a "dead would be "perjurer" etc., eic. Id it right for a jiiat government lo purjun- such a course? What must be High Heavun'a verdici on such perfidy? The Sunday laws, as enforced lasi Sunday, worked admirably. The number of arrests were almost nothing compared wilh former records. From reports gathered at police stations, it, appears that there were only nine arrests, when the number formerly ran as high as one hundred. This is a great improvement, and ii" the enforce- ment of the Sunday laws works such it change fur tiie better, the process ul making them will prove rather difficult. The whole coinmn- nily, except perhaps ihe saloon keener, will probably be able to endure their ixliousness. For several weeks the air has been tilled with reverberations of ''long and ''short and tin- Inier duie Commerce have been to make away with the difficulties precipitated by the law, by susptyiding the long and short haul clause in many localities, es- pecially in the South. The ever vary- ing necesitties of commerce mate it impog.-ible to construct inflexible laws for its government, for all places. The very laws of freedom and of pro- gress forbid such an attempt, and from every section ot our country, es- pecially cenires, comes tin- complaint of the oppression of 'nisi- ness by the new law. Some persons were wise enough to foresee ihis when it was enacted, but their words of warning were not heeded. There are some people who think the Govern- ment oujiht to stt-p in anil assume charge of all public works, issue all money, do all the banking business, and meddle in everybody's private business. There never a greater mistake. "That country is the best governed that is the least saiil Prof. Orton iu his new book on the Ohio oil and gas field says as to the Lima oil field: "Its possibilities are very great in production. The whole history of the oil field has been one of repression and discouragement thus far. The opening price of 40 cents per barrel for 'the oil was counted on all sides as a temporary price only, and it was confidently ex- pected that as soon as tankage and transportation were found an advance would be made. The price first offered has proved temporary, it is true, but in- stead of moving upward, as producers had counted upon Ha doing, it has re- ceded, first to thirty-live and finally to thirty cents per barrel. The latter mark was reached on the first day of February, 1887. It is obvious that wells must be very good ones lo endure ihe last named figures. All moderate pumping wells will be excluded from the list of possible production under these conditions. "As lo Ihe Qualities of the Lima oil it is to be regrctlcd lhat final statements cannot be mnde. The judgment ex pressed in ihe preliminary report in re- gard to its character is undouotedly too favorable. When the oil has been apparently thoroughly deodorized, it hni often been found that the offcnie would return. It is certainly, however, within the power of science to effect a complete and permanent expulsion. The main question is, at what expense can this be done? The question cannol now be answered." He finds no positive answer to any of the great questions on quality or value except that "Lima oil constitutes a fuel of ffreat value." Van Wert Foundry and Machine Works. R. MILLER Proprietors. of and Dealers in Boilers, Engines, Saw Mills and Hoop Machinery. Also deal in Second-Hand Machinery. Steam and GM Fittings kept in stock. Repair Worklof All Kinds Given Prompt Attention. Greatly Excited. Not a few citizens of Wert, have recently become grcntly excited over Ihe iistflundin facts, that several of their friends who had been pronounced by pliysioirtns ;is incurable and hi'yorul all suffering with that monger Consumption havu r.ninpleUMy r.urrd by Or. King's Discovery fur Consumption, the only remedy that, does pf naively cure all throHt and lung, diseases. Coughs, Asthma and Brenchilis. Trial botile free JVL L. F. Gackenheimer's Drug large bottle The Common Council of Richmond, Ind., has appropriated for the purpose of sinking gus wells. Some genius proposes to introduce paper shirts. This might do for Jnpan, hut it would provo n "big thing" for the doctors, because rheumatism, etc., would become frequent. If, however, people would keep S.dvalion Oil con venienl, shiris rnieht Htill be a success. IL costs only 25 cents- At Indianapolis, Lieutenant Governor Robinson has begun suit against Green Smith, to recover 13.000 damages. Bruises and all For Buri-B, Srsdds. pain and o household remedy is Dr. Ec- IprtricOil. Be sure you get the gen uine. Weather reports from all parts of the country show that we have gone from winter lo spring with a hop-skip-and jump. No man known what a ministering angel his wife is, until i-e comes home AGAIN OFFERS A CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF Groceries, Pnmsious, Green, Canned and Dried Fruits, Tobaccos, Ci- gars, Fresh Oysters, Etc., A8 Afl ANY OTHER HOUSE IX THE TRADE. ALL GOODS VTARRAH- TKI) AS KKl'RKSEXTED. CALL AXD EXAMINE GOODS AND I'RlfllU. NO. 41 WEST MAIN STREET, VAX WIST, O. FOE BAEGAINS UT aHOCEBIES GO TO THE STAR Rice, Beans, Hominy, Prunes, Raisins, Dried Beef, Cracknells, Salid Dressing, Cataba Grapes. California Canned Fruits, Queen Olives. FARMERS This is the best place in town to get your dinner Hot Coffee at all hours. one day, 1 and wiih H dreai'ful cold have a hoit'e of Dr. Thomas Jefferson, and the Govern- Bull's Cough Syrup in the house
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