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Warren Ledger (Newspaper) - June 27, 1884, Warren, Pennsylvania WABKEN LEDGER THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR. CORRESPONDENCE: FUOM THE XATIOXAL CAPITAL. WASHINGTON, D. C-, June 21, 1884. From our Regular Correspondent. I begin to think that it will make but very little difference who the Democratic nominee at Chicago will be, or where he comes trom, for he is going to be elected anyway. The revolt against Blaine and Logan has already (in two weeks after the nominations) penetrated every portion of the country, and evoked trom the decent portion of "the grand old party an universal cry for a change. There was not among the baker's dozen of Republican candi- dates before the Chicago convention, any one man so positively bad as Blaine, yet there would have been open and bold re- bellion against the selection of the best of them, because of the old feud which has finally effected a hopeless disruption of the party. Granting that New York cannot agree upon the presentation of a candi- date, there seems to be sentiment enough outside of the State to make a selection for her, and the choice cannot out fall upon Governor Cleveland, who. nest to Tilden, stand for all that is to be sought in the way of a reformation of our political methods. I suppose that John Logan's military record is not to be questioned, and I don't know that anybody desires to question it, but in these piping times of peace we naturally inquire something about the record of men who arrogate to themselves a claim to leadership ia civil affairs. Lo- gan had no sooner entered into public life than he began to precipitate his family and friends upon the public exchequer, and his family was the largest that has been known since the days of Maccabeus. He has quartered upon the military and civil list a horde of political cormorants larger than any Senator or Representative was ever responsible for before, and has adroitly cultivated the friendship of each succeed- ing administration to the extent of retain- ing the patronage not only of his own State but of the whole Northwest, wherein he has made places for that never to-be- satiated host of place-seekers nestled in the raeks ofthe R. It ia with this mostainsavorT record that Logan now goes before the people of this great country asking to be given the second highest position in the Government in which the opportunities of an increased patronage are the sole inducements for his ready ac- ceptance of the nomination. The Senate has had a genuine sensation this first, and probably the last of the session. It was an emeute between the massive Ingails, of Kansas, and Father Brown, of Georgia, in which it is generally, conceded that the conceited Ingails came off second best. The interpolation of the Record that Ingails charged upon Brown, amounted to nothing, even if true, and it only shown that Ingails was attempting to gain a little cheap notoriety as a Senatorial blackguard, in selecting for his victim one whose age at least should have shielded kim from a public insult of this character. It is possible, though not at all probable, that Congress will adjourn in the early part of July. Should the House at once take up the business that the Senate has pre- pared for it, and which has Deen on the Speaker's table for six week, it can rush it through and adjourn by that time. But there seems to be a disposition on the part of both Senators and Representatives to await the action of the coming Democratic Convention, iu order to inject a few hun- dred campaign speeches into the RccoiA and have them printed and circulated as Government expense. I wrote to you sometime since about the failure of the Midlletons, and that it was a bad one all around. It turns out, how- ever, that the scoundrelism connected with this failure is a complete discount upon the Grant-Ward diabolism, and ruin has been wrought upon many a poor widow and orphan whose money was confidingly lied up in the hands of these aristocratic robbers. The Middletons (father and son) had beeu clerics of the United Slates Supreme Court since the foundation of the Government up to the time of the death (two or three ycaia asxo) of D. W. Middlctou, who left his son (another D. W. Middleton) an ample tortunc, gathered through the means of an clastic conscience and a constructive fee- Inll. When the younger Middleton started his bank, he sot McKir.ney (the successor of his father in the cleik's office) to do banking with him. .in-! deposit the court's f'ind-3. Jl< "innuy 'ltd so. and" is now a beggar: The Government of is a loser, as nothing in Washington can become bankrupt without involving the Government, but as the sum is a trifle over we consider it something of a lucky let off. If this failure is not worthy of the attention of a grand-jury, I protest against the arrest and punishment of panel thieves or bunko-steerers. PHONO. WARREN, PA., JUNE 27, 1884. NUMBER FORTY F: E. TUKX THE RASCALS OUT. All the departments at Washington have recently furnished examples of the corrup- tion which taints every branch of the public service. These illustrations have been supplied by officials who held im- portant trusts, and had stood high in the Republican household as p-itiiots of the purest sort. The stealings of Burnside are now traced back through eight I" t nobody has yet reached an accuiv knowledge of their aggregate amount. Burnside began operations in the year of the Great Fraud, when Grantism was in its last months of official tenure. He stole from the contingent fund, from ths salary fund, and from the proceeds of the sale of furniture and waste paper intrusted to the disbursing agent. Robert C. Morgan, lately disbursing officer of the Department of State, turns out to be a defaulter for a large amount, in the very sanctuary oi diplomacy. Daniel Carrigan, formerly chief cleik, and Edward 0. Kirkwood, disbursing officer of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, have been engaged for years la swindling the Navy Department by fraudu- lent vouchers, and this has done by collusion with outsiders. O. D. Cole, disbursing agent of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, was caught in malfeasance and allowed to re- sign. John Hall, lately United States Marshal of the Western District of Pennsylvania, grabbed according to the testimony before the Springer committee. The Internal Revenue service is crowded with extortionists, plunderers, and vicious officials who abuse power to make money, and who make the Government odious by corrupt -tyranny. The Indians are openly robbed in the name of enlightened civilization. Congress creates a national park for the recreation of the people, and the Interior Department converts the benefit into a job. These and similar rascalities are crop- ping out all over the country. They furnish striking proofs of the rottenness of the public service, and of the absolute necessity of heroic treatment iu order to save our imperilled institutions. -The alarming feature these develop- ments is that ninety-nine cases out of a hundred the thieves are men who have been held in esteem, and -who have used their long experience in office to swindle the Treasury by artful and daring devices which were encouraged by loose accounta- bility and a general demoralization: The Civil Service Reform act is a posi- tive protection for these rascals. If Burn- side or any of his confederates had been removed from office before their stealings were discovered, there weuld not have been a howl of indignation from the pro- fessional reformers who advocate a life term of office. Investigations and exposure have failed to provide a remedy for these evi-ls. In- vestigations have too often been perverted from their intention by sinster influences. Venal officials are indifferent to publicity, because they know too many secrets to be in fear of punishment or of removal. A complete change in the administration of the Government offers the only prospect of real reform. Nothing but the overthrow of the Republican party will ever reveal the hidden crimes of the last twenty years oi corrupt Sun. MEN OF THE TIMES Sl'Kl'IIKN 15. LEVEL, HEADED DBUXKENN'ESS. WHAT SIDE JUDGES WERE CHEATED FOE. The following is from Monthly, (Editors Drawer) for July. We merely give it for something to laugh at, and not for the purpose of antagonizing the Court: With the institution of "side jndges" residents at this end of the State have been made most familiar in recent years through a flagrant failure of Justice in Brooklyn, where the small-fry politicians holding those positions overrule the judge, and the author of a murdeious assault, by political motives, escaped with a nominal fine. A good old judge in Western New York, now gone over to the majoritj'. a man of a goodly carriage, and corpulent, and a'so to sack, used to Ice! a professional contempt for these which he did not always conceal. On one memorable occasion his honor had been dining deeply, and when the afternoon session of the court opened was decidedly incapable of holding the balance of justice anything a steady hand, lie was sufficiently aware of his condition to adjourn the court and send for his carriage', to which, as lie tossed to lar- boaid, tossed to starboard, fearfully, while descending from the bench, his two colleagues kindly escorted him. It was not an easy task to boost a jurist of so much helpless avoirdupois in through the carriage door, but the task was accomp- lished successfully, to the great relief of all parties. "Thank you, hoarsely murmured the judge, adding, as he sank back upon his seat, "JS'otn I know what a mershful Pruvinsh created shide judgesix THE MAN" WHO EXGIXEEliEU THE ULAINE BLOOM. Stephen B. Elkins has been a triencl of the Republican candidate for the Presi- dency. James G. Blame, about eleven years. To him among others, but perhaps chiefly to him, Mr. Elaine's nomination iu the early period of the balloting in the late Republican Convention at Chicago is due. He was the head and front of a movement in favor of Mr. Elaine's candi- dature, which had great force throughout the proceedings of the Convention, and and was early thought to be inesistible; but not the less required to be conducted with vigilance and good judgment in order to make certain of success against the possible "dark horse" and the strength of the interest supporting the candidature of President Arthur. Mr. Elkins was a power in the Convention. Our subject ia an Ohio man, born in Perry county, in the year 1841. He was graduated at the University of Missouri, in 1860, and immediately set about preparing for the profession of the law. His admis sion to the bar of Missouri took place in 1864. In the latter part of the same year he removed to New Mexico, and opened an office. Two years later he was elected to the Legislature of that Territory, and the same year became its Attorney-General. Having held this office two years he be- came United States Attorney for the Terri- tory, by appointment of President John- son. When General Grant became Presi- dent, Mr. Elkins was one of the few Feeleral officers retained in his position. In 1873 Mr. Elkins resigned his appointment, and in the fall of the next year was elected a member of the House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 1875, while absent in Europe, and did not know of it until after landing iu New York. During his first term in Congress he became acquainted with Mr. Blaiue. This proved to be the beginning of the intimate and friend- ship existing between them. At the expi- ration of bis second term in Congress Mr. Elkins remained about a year in Washing- ton, and then removed to New York, where he still re-aides. lie was married in 1675 to a daughter of Senator H. G. Davis, of West Virginia. Six children have been born to the couple, the youngest of whom, a boy of three years, bears the honored name of Blaiue. Mr. Elkins lias been a member of the Republican National Committee eight years, but take? no part in the politics of New York State, lie is an indefatigable servant of hi- and never was more heaitily in earnest than now. His estimate of Mr. Elaine's ability and character is of the highest, and Lc has no doubt at all of his election. It remains to be! thai Mr. Elkins is a man possessing ample meiiiiF. The area of his estates in York places him among the largest lane! of the United States. As ilic poziniH he is a man of gigantic .size, peifeel health aiid extraordi- nary energy. The probability is that his part as a public man will be even more conspicuous in the future than in the past, in case that Blame, it elected, which is devoutly hoped lie will not be. CON V EXT1ON I'KO C E ED IX S S. WAKKEX. Pa, June 24, 1881. Delegates to the Democratic County Convention met in the Court House, at Warren. Pa., at The Convention was culled to order C. II. Noyes, Chairman County Committee, in the chair. A. S. Dnlyymple, Temporary Secretary. Credentials of the delegates from the different Boroughs and Townships called for with the following re-snl: W. Rick Donovan, Geo. Norway, G- P. Mead. Columbus Perkins, Lyman Raymond, James Spencer. Scliuler. Jacob Amann, Samuel Mack. Fred Honhurt, M. Lesher. Root, William Kenne- dy. Pierce, II. Mclvain. S. McMahon, Daniel Giltiuan. Mclntyre. Nie Allen. V. Irvine. C. W. Wynn. C. Phillips, Thos. Ferrell, Erastus B. Hatch, J. G. Lesser. B. Lawrence. James Leon Merkle, R. Nichols, John H. McDonald. Schemmelfeng, E. J. Arm- .-trontr, Roger Mooney. J. D. Giinu-.s W. D. Riddlesperger. Pine Wetherby, C. Smutz, J. Martin. C. Fellows. Yugel, L. Dreyer, J. P. Meyers. Watt. John Ford, E. D. Horn. Sugar P. Miller, J. O. Milton, F A. Martin. Spring Creek. E. llync-s, Curtis Johnson, William Jackson. Geo. llorlon, P. J. Swain. P. icr. bomb Wells. Joseph Blaks- ley. W. Irvine. J. D. Thomp- son. E. Martin. Con arm, John Rapp. Loucks, Frank Wilcox, James Logan. Columbus C. Clark, ,1. E. Jones. Youngbville Mead, Hiram K. Chapel. lidioute Waltz, N. N. ILinshet, M. J. Luther Green. Clarendon II. Cauley, Andrew Simpson. AVarren E. Walker, A. Seyner, T. W. McNett, L. Werley, A. C. MoicK, John O'Hern, W. G. Trunkey. Moved and seconded that J. P. Miller, of Sugar Grove, be elected permanent Chairman of the Convention. Carried. After a few remarks by the Chairman the Convention was fully organized by the election of the following permanent Secretaries, Chas. Schemmelfeng and W. G. Trunkey. The following Resolutions, adopted at the Warren Borough Primaries, were pre- sented by W. G. Trunkey. On motion they were unanimously adopted by the Convention. Resolved, That the delegates to the County Convention be instructed to present and urge the adoption of the following resolutions. Resolved, That the Countv Committee of the Democratic party of Warren County shall hereafter consist of a Chairman and three members at large, ta be chosen by the County Convention, and of one member from each election district in the County, who shall, after the year 1884, be chosen by the democratic electors of such district at the same time and in the same manner as Hie delegates to the County Convention are chosen. Itenohed, That the delegates present in this Convention from each election dis- trict shall choose the district member of the County Committee for the present year. Resolved, That in case of vacancy from any cause the same shall be filled by the County Committee. Unanimously adopted. On motion, W. G. Trunkey was elected Chairman of the County Committee, and B. F. Morris, P. H. Swain and Eben Dean, were elected members at large. Moved and seconded that Mr. Radeker act as delegate from Garfield. After some discussion the name of Mr. Wood was substituted. Motion lost. Moved and seconded that where a dele. gation is not fully represented the delegate from such district shall cast the full vote of the district. Carried. Letter of 0. V. Cotter, reciuesting that his name should not be used as a candi- date for Assembly, and recommending the name of ilinvm F. Andrews, was read to the Convention. Un motion Hiram Andrews was nomi- nated, by acclamation, for Assembly. The- following names were presented to the; Convention for Commissioners D. Mead, Mahon, McKinney, Joseph Clinton and Philip Leonliart. Tiic delegates to ballot. Joseph Clinton ariel Philip Leonliart having eacli icceiveil a irwjoiily of all the voles the di- :larcd them elected. On motion the- Donih.alioub were made unanimous. On motion. Chafe. DinMiioor, Esq., was nominated by acclamation for District Attorney. On motion, G. W. Kintie-ul'wfis nominated by acclamation for Register and Recorder. "On motion, A. S. Dalrympu1 and Fnink Fay were nominated for Audilois. On motion E French wab nominated for Jury Commissioner. On motion C. W. R. Radeker was nomi- nated as member of the State Committee. On motion C. H. Noyes was endorsed as the choice of the Convention for member of Congress from this District. On motion, the Convention adjourned. J. P. MILLER. Chairman. C. SejIIEVMEI.FEXG, W. G. I ASSAULTS on the personal record of Hon. Jas. G. Blaine and Gen. John A. Logan, I have already commenced on the part of the 1 democratic organs. (Jtisvtte. This is an error. Ti.e democratic jour- nals arc only printing the historical facts about Blaine and Logan, as presented by republican papers before their nominations. FARM AND LAWN FARM AM) LIV E STOCK XOTK3- Aim at larger crops on Jess acres, Augus1 H. Georgia, has new flour. Italian bees are really longer-lived thau others. A well-fed horse seldom suffers from the hot maggot. Poultry should not be kept in the dry during rainy days. Cut timothy midway between blooming and ripening time. Black or red shingles are better than white oak ones because less liable to curl. The dandelion should not be objected to by bee-men, for it uffords both honey and pollen. Cattle like prickly comfrey, and it will keen up the milk flow as well ns grttiii rye. Above all else sec that chickens have a good place to roost and lay in the year around. Such a place needs to be wind- proof, water-proof and well ventilated. A Hundred White Grubs Killed at !i Blow. A single t' known to ovucome them is l.v them oil the plants vessel.- oi j on cloths f-pread "i.t. and speedily ing these together and consigning Uie catch to scalding water or the Harare. i! image it i? HttVip if inin this may prove a paying employment at this season. Ax Indian on being he was doing now, answond "Well, lliunt some iish some and picaeh some." "Whore <K you preacli 'f on the rrci k "How much do they stive you "'Bou; a yeai.'' miV..iy "Well, but it is mighty preach." THE man wlio attends to 3ns 'oivn 'busi- ness is ?uri; of a dividend, booner or la'ier Mechanist. SHERIDAN'S dictionary gives as the definition of denirtgofnie: iinsrle.i'Jicr of tlie rabble."

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