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Hamilton Pays Its Tribute To Governor James Edwin Campbell Hamilton bowed its head in grief: · today' over the sudden death in Lp- Iambus last night pf Governor James B. .Campbell. While it was not given to everyone now a resident of Hamilton to know the man who for so many years made this city his home, whoso lifo had been given to such an extent to publio service, still hundreds recalled his happy, cheering words, his gcnta smile, his warm hand-clasp and all expressed the deepest regret at Ins passing. The flag in the court house rotunda wa.s today draped in memory of the departed leader. M n n y today paid their tribute to the man and bis l i f e . was in this county. Hers he wu jorn, educated, became the teacher, swyer, politician and statesman. Io served his country faithfully and both in war and in BY WARREN GARD. James E. Campbell was very properly called "Butler County s Own " Hero be was horn and rear ed, here he married, here hia children wcr_e born, hero his early l i t e in Ihe profession of the law and in business, and from here ho achieved bis greatest political triumphs. The history of bis life is so well known to us because it is part ot our own history. He lived in the lime when great questions .divided Ibo peoplo hostilo camps. into and in his political campaigns , he was a f i g h t e r who, never asked quarter and never Bounded retreat, hilt his character ·was of strength with gentility and courtesy, so that about a year ago on the "occasion of a dinner in his honor at Columbus llo was wilhou with renown leace. The writer has known him for nearly fitly years and there is no one for whom ho had greater respect, affection and esteem. Nearly f i f t y years ago ho was «"»'-' ""· prosecuting attorney elected the of Butler county, and afterwards a member of Congress and still later Governor of Ohio. He was active, i n f l u e n t i a l and energetic, not only in privalo lifo but in Iho public, affairs of our country for h a l f a century. Ha was always interested and usually took an active part in all questions that lay in the field of controversy and he made his opinion and position felt and respected by others. Nevertheless, he was t o l e r a n t and himself rcsprcted the views of Ihoso opposed to him. He was a strong advocate, a worthy fjemnn and an ardent friend. In is professional l i f o ho was loyal clients, candid with the court, helpful (9 his colleague, frank with his opponent nnrl at all limes faithful and trustworthy. He took his fri- nmphs with moderation anil his defeats wilh composure. At one lime imicli involved financially no creditor ever felt that ho at any timo had been unjust; an'd when prosperity afterwards camo to him ho diligently sought out everyone to whom he-was indebted and made full p a y m e n t of principal interest even though tho claim had long been harred by the s t a t u t M u t i l a t i o n s . llo was tho soul of honor for frieud and foe, (nnd ho had polilicnl foes), who nt all times gave him tho tribute duo Iq Ibis Honorable Arjieri- ienu. His lifo character nnd achiove- monls have been, and will long con- t i n u e to be, an inspiration to tho young nnd to nil in the struggle, of life. GOVERNOR CAMPBELL reservation accorded the title "The First Citizen of Ohio. Great honors came to him, greater honors were almost' within his grasp, nnd reverses and sorrows came loo, but through ail these Mr. Campbell was s t i l l - t h e ' s a m e courteous, kindly gentleman, unaffected a n d unafraid. · . . . , . i In the last democratic- national convention he was an outstanding figure as he represented as chairman tie* Ohio delegation, and -his voice and vote were everjor Hie highest standards of party failh and American citizenship. It was apparent then that his bodily strength was ehbmg, but it was also apparent that his courage was still at high tide. . ' Now ho has passed and his passing should he attended with the greatest appreciation for one who has led nn boucst.aiul upright lite, who has held tho faith, and who has demonstrated through all Ins years the great value of that innate kindness and sweetness of disposition which not only attracted people to him hut absolutely endeared him to many, many sands of his fellow citizens. (Continued from Page 1.) Stales navy had become, thoroughly organized in all its departments. Mr. Campbell entered Iho naval service and became a master's male on flic gunboats Elk and Nniad, serving on the Mississippi and lied River flotillas; and taking part in several engagements. He served a year when, unnble to longer stand Iho uncongenial clim.alo. of the south, his convention hall only when adjournment occurred. He insisted on announcing tho vote for t h e Ohio health broke down, he was compelled to secure hia discharge and to ret u r n home. As soon as bo sufficiently recovered- his health he resumed the study of law under Doty Gunckel, of Jtiddlctowu, and lie was admitted to the bar in 1S05. After the war ho Inught school to obtain money to continue his studies, setting his star for a legal career. ' I ' Located In Hamilton. In Hie spring of 1S07 be began tho practice of his profession in Hamilton, during Iho i n t e r v a l between his admission and entering upon t h e ' p r a c t i c e having been a bookkeeper in tho First National bank of Middlelown and n deputy collector of internal revenue in the Third district under Revenue Collector Fcrdiuand Vandcrveer. In 1S75 Mr. Campbell was elected proseent ing attorney of Butler county and gallon, which privilege, though it belonged to him, proved an arduous task for him. During Iho convention ho celebrated his eighty-first birthday-the only clay ho rested while the fight was in progress--and was the recipient of congratulations from every democrat nt the conclave. He wna n familiar figure at every democratic stale convention in Ohio, nnd never refused to shoulder hart lasks. It is still related of him that during his first campaign foi Governor he defeated his opponent Joseph B. Forakcr, in the latler's native city, Cincinnati. In tliR campaign Mr. Campbell spoke in Jincinnnli wt Music ^llall. Nationally Known. Gov. Campbell was Avidely knowi among national p a r t y , leaders requently was consulted on p n r lolicics. He ,wns an able after-din ler speaker Und acted as toast niasler at many of Colu'mbiis's oivi functions. During the war he took nn acliv part in all war enterprises, espcc ally Liberty loans. Located in Columbus. Up imlil the timo Governor ing was with iho fascinating with She a her. any domestic ing D ...n vcro Iso ers airs. 6, nd ). ver o tliou- BY JUDGE OLARENOE MURPHY Judge Clarence Murphy paid the following Campbell: "I have tribute to Governor held tho office four years. From 1SG7 to 1S69 he was a U n i t e d Slates commissioner, and in 1S79 he made a close race for slate senator, but was defeated by 12 votes. Became A. Democrat. During the Civil war Gov. Campbell wos a republican and remained Campbell was dec-led to the governorship of Ohio, he resided with his famity at tho southwest corner of ve known. Governor 1 Campbell since I was a boy. He wns one of tho most likeable men I ever knew. He was always the same whether adversity'was frowning or fortune smiling upon. him. "His life, clean in'cvery respect, it a lesson to all and conjmamls admiration. Because of this his influence grew as ho advanced in "His departure will be sadly felt by all who know him. I know that ;I feel a personal loss." BY ALLEK ANDREWS. The sudden death of James B. Campbell is a great shock to this community and fills our hearls with profound sorrow. He was probably the best type produced in this counly during'lhe past and passing generation, of a useful, influential, distinguished and honorable American gentleman. He lived to become and be recognized as Ohio's best beloved citizen. His childhood,'school days, manhood, professional and political life A. Good ThlH« - DO»T? MISS IT Send jour cams and addresi plainly written, together with 6 cents (tad thii tlip)to Chamberlain Medicine, Co.,D« Maine), Iowa, and re«lT« in return a trial tiicksse containinir CHAMBERLAIN'S COUGH REMEDY forcough», ooldj, croup, bronchial, "flu" and whqflp- inS'oouEru, and ticklinn throat: CHAM- JSfiRlllK'ir so u n l i l tho Grecley campaign, when ho voted for Greeley and Brown, and had been a democrat ever since. At tho democratic congressional convention at Lebanon, August 16, 1832, be was nominated by acclamation for congress, Ihe cleclioirresulting in a contest nnd the seating of his opponent, H. L. Moroy. In 1S84 Mr. Campbell entered the l i s t s against Jlr. Morcy nnd was decisively elected to congress. In 1SSG he ron a remarkably close rnce w i t h Hon. John Little, but in tho contest was given his congressional sent. In 1SS9 ho dtfcnlcd Hon. J. B. Fornker for governor of Ohio and in 1S91. was defeated! himself by Hon. Win. McKinlcy. Again, in 1S95, ho was nominated for governor and was defeated by Asa Bushnell. As governor, Mr. Campbell called an extraordinary session of the Sixty-ninth general assembly, October 14, 1S90, to consider the nffaii-s of the city of Cincinnati. It was during this special session that an act was passed to reorganize t h e affairs of Cincinnati's government, » law which subsequently was declared to be unconstitutional by lha Ohio supreme court. In connection with his a c t i v i t i e s in thst fight, political observers at Columbus recalled last night that Mr. Campbell incurred the enmity of members of his parly, in the Queen City, losing their support two vears later when he was mentioned or Ihe first time among the leaders South Fourth and Ludlow streets, where many iuiporlant political conferences were held. A f t e r retirement from, the office of governor iu 1S91, while slill retaining bis legal residence in Hamilton, lie and his family spent most of their time in Columbus, although for several years tho governor resided Now York whore ho handled an tensiva law practice which result- o£ AlS'S TABLETS for rtomach troubles, indigeilion, gasrj palm that crowd the heart, bil!ounie« and canlti- patioD;»CHAMBEKLAlN'S«SALVi:, needed ineierj family for burns, acaldj; woonc'.s, pi lea and «Vm affections: thtso rained family medicine* for ofllj 6 cent* Don't ruin !u Cured His Rupture ed in the rejuvenation of hig finances. Married in Hamilton. January 4, 1S70, he was united marriage to Miss Libbie Owens, was n daughter of Job E. Owens, prominent resident of Hamilton whoso wife was Miss Mary A. Both were of Welsh ancestry, Mr Owens h a v i n g been born in The family of Utr. and Mrs. boll consist of f o u r children, John Taylor, of Columbus, nco Mis Bessie Campbell, who wns at the home of her parents, A p 1895, Kev. Bishop lioyd Vincent, Cincinnati, officinling nt t h e cere mony. Mrs. Taylor wns n first favorit in society nnil moved in the bcs circles nt tho state nml nation* capitols. Her husband is a talen cd nnd prominent a t t o r n e htmbita. A second child is the so Andrew Campbell, who is a hnnr some and s t a l w a r t named a f t e r his grandfather, Andrew Campbell. Tile Ihird clii is Jlra. J. J. Coons, formerly Mi Jessie Campbell, while I b o four child is Captain James E. Cam hell, Jr. Family Life The l i f o of Gov, Campbell . t « » - n u i . «·· f "·· ·· M. rullon. Carpenter, a e u i Avenue, llnnasquan, . ; Better cut out ttits notice find Bhp^! It to any olliera who aro ruptured--) you may save *. l i f e or «t leau «top trie mlfery or r u p t u r e ami tho worry' nnd i|ine" ot '" operation.---Adv. I KelievethatJcte Frre your«lf from the piin ·nddiscomfortciuied by rhiumilifm, nRur*U*. lumbago or gout. Take Ei4Yrilli for quirk rtliif. They will drive Ihe mosl stubborn p«in from your xyitem. Inuseovcr50yetn . E. fr CO., Int., Imttrlnt Ktw y«rk, N. Y. EADE f S PILLS !or bis party's nomination for the presidency. Active in Politics. Governor Campbell throughout his .ife remained active, 'in democratic lolilics. At the convention in Cbi- :ago, in 18D6, which resulted in tho nomination for tho first time of William Jennings Bryan for the presidency, Governor Campbell was strongly mentioned for tho nomination and on several ballots received a number of complimentary votes. He continued throughout thc'ycars bis active participation in the councils of his parly. It is said that it was principally through his g'inoraK hip at San Francisco in 1920 t h a t ho presidential nomination went to .lovernor James M. Cox of Dnyton, another Butler county, hian; and hat his strenuous efforts at the. Now York convention in 3024 had much to do with the shaping of the policies of thai convention and the nomination ot John W, Davis. · . While, as above staled, his death was unexpected to his friends and associates, it had been expected for some time by members of his immediate household. Signs of failing health have- been evident for some lime, they said, especially since his attendance at the democratic* national oonvenlion in Now York last summer when in his labors ho overtaxed his strength. Mr. Campbell was one of Ihq most conspicuous figures nt tbn convention. During llio long grind of those hot mnnmer lay» lin ?at through Ihe sessions, leaving the family was always an ideal one. f a m i l y residence in Hamilton LUNG WILL STOP LUNG EASE contains Kock Horehound, Boneset. Price 50c Bottle Do You Remember Promised to "Women's Electric Or Washing The demonstration you this w«« the most wonderful Order it delivered before family a good turn. Fahrney Local Distributor

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  1. Hamilton Evening Journal,
  2. 18 Dec 1924, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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