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A POPULAR SONG,
' In a' valley far 1 wandered,
O'er the meadow pathway green,
Where a singing brook was flowing,
Like the spirit of the sheen;
And 1 saw a ley el y maiden,
With a basket brimming o'er,
With sweet buds, and so I asked her
i'or a flower, and nothing more.
Then I chatted on beside ber,
And I praised her hair and eyes,
And like the roses from her basket,
On her cheek saw tluslies rise,.
. With her timid looks down glancing,
She said would just pass before ;
( Jlnt 1 gaid that ll I wanted, i
". Was a smile, and nothing more.
So she silly smiled upon me,
And I still kept wandering on,
What with blushing, smiling, chatting,
Soon a brief half hour was gone j
Then she told me I must leave her,
For she saw her cottage door,
But I could not till I rilled
Just a kiss, and nothing more.
And I often meet a maiden,
At the twilight's loving hour,
With the summer ofl'sprhig laden,
But herself the dearest llower,
And she asked me what I wished for,
Grown more bolder than before,
With impassioned words I answered,
'Twin herself, and nothing more.
Thus for weeks and months I wooed her
And the Joys that then had birth,
Made an atmosphere of gladness,
Seemed encircling nil the earth ;
One bright morning at the altar,
A white bridal dress she wore,
Then my wife 1 proudly made her,
And 1 asked for nothing more.
PEOPLE OF OHIO.
COLUMBUS, March 6, 1866.
TO THE PEOPLE OF OHIO :
The undersigned Members of the
General Assembly of the State of
Ohio, being in the minority in that
body, and having no adequate
means for an expression upon tlio
present condition of public afairs,
officially, deem it not improper to
submit the following through a less
obstructed channel the public
Public events of great import
ance have recently transpired.
Happily, for the people and the
perpetuity of the Union, the war
had been brought to a termination.
The great mass of the Southern
people soon restored order, and
commenced reviving their civil or
ganizations. They voted and
elected Legislatures which repealed
the ordinances of secession. They
elected State and other officers.
They repealed the clauses of their
State Constitutions in regard to
slavery, atid adopted an amend
ment to the Constitution of the
United States forever prohibiting
their system of servitude. The
people of every State in the South,
except Texas, and she was taking
like action, had organized their
State Governments. In official or
corporate capacity, these States
stood in the same relation to the
Federal Government as the States
of the North. The rebellion ceased
to exist. The Constitution became
and was operative in the whole
Union. Nor were the authorities
of the Federal Government inactive.
The armies were gradually with
drawn. Excepting the arrest of a
few persons, the people of the South
were left undisturbed, and were
encouraged in the work demanded
by the Constitution. The action of
their State Legislatures was recog
nized by the Federal authorities as
legally essential and binding.
Taxes were laid and collected off
themarid the burdens imposed by
the Constitution were . acknowl
edged and borne. The whole peo
ple of the South were struggling to
bury their sufferings and calamities,
and had, heartily, yielded them
selves up to a full allegiance to the
Government of the United States.
Under these circumstances, and as
a still further evidence of a total
repudiation of every other Govern
ment, they elected persons to rep
resent them in Congress. - This was
the crowning duty, imposed by the
Constitution. This alone remained
to be done to bring each Southern
State fully into its old constitutional
orbit t The South fully accepted
all the constitutional obligations.
uanaor ana patriotism require
fhat the causes of public events
should be fairly probed. ' The causes
of'the war are at work yet, though
the war has ceased, and are more
active and procreative of their in!
evitable ,conseqae"nces, by reason
of' war-engendered passion?. A
considerate view of she past estab
lishes the fact that two Radical ex
tremes ' brought on the conflict
that the war was provoked. Abo-f
litionism in the North, which
openly avowed its purpose and for
thirty years was the assailant, was
met by a soirlt hostile to it. The
latter was broken in the name of
the Union; but tho former remains'!
bloated and ferocious with the
blood of its rival. The President
of the United States lately, said:
"On this matter tlio extremists of
both sections, while pursuing dif
ferent means, labored steadily to
the accomplishment Of the same
end the destruction of the Union.
So far as tho dissolution of the'
Union is concerned one is as bad
as the other. When tho rebellion
is put down, and we find a party
for consolidation and concentration,
it is the same spirit as rebellion,
and leads to the same end de
struction of the Government." - The
assailing spirit of Abolitionism yet
survives. Nourished into immense
proportions and intensity by the
influences of the war: aggregated
in its strength by causes ibrei-fn to
its nature, and crazetfby its power,
Jil 1. A ii -1
w liuout, reasoning as 10 us own el
ementary formation, it vainly im
agines itself superior to the Consti
tution. Having, as it claimed.
fought for the Union, it is now en
gaged in systematic schemes to
prevent a Union. Can those who
deprecated the disunion fanaticism
of the Abolition party, before" the
war, sustain it now, with that fanat
icism unabated and enkrared in its
destructive'' purposes ? Sectional,
political and linancial ambition
and cupidity were the motives anil
causes of our civil troubles, and
the successful faction haroapcnUyvjt
wealth and power. The masses of
tho people have never been known
to prolit by civil disorder, by viola-1
tion ot their lundamental law. or
usurpation.. Constitutional order,
while atal to sectional aggrandize
ment, is full of blessings to the
people. So must bo a speedy ro
covery from public disorder. To
restore tho South to the Union en
dangers the power 6f the leaders
and restore equality.' To govern
the South as a conquered people
and territory, subserves the pur
poses of ambition and cupidity, but
ruins the people. The leaders in
power are of the old Abolition par
ty, devoted to agitation, supremacy
and monopoly. . . They aro the vul
tures of the late public calamity.
They do not propose to surrender
the advantage gained under cover
of tho war, though it be at the ex
pense of the overthrow of the Con
stitution. Their sole purpose and
interest seems to be to prey upon
the Southern States. - To do this
they must likewise prey upon the
wholo North. The machinery nec
essary to accomplish the first, re
sults in the other.
A standing army, thousand of
salaried officers, schemes of plun
der and rapine, thefts and oppress
ions; the prostration of industry
and commerce; the drying up of
the fountains of revenue; the in
crease of extravagance; the swell
ing of the public debt; the increase
of taxtation these are the legiti
mate results. These leaders have
made immense fortunes out of the
war. They own estates in the
South' confiscated by their own
legislation. Immense quantities of
cotton have been coined by the'ir
legalized Treasury permits, into
bank deposits, to their credit, in
stead of to the credit, of the Gov
ernment. Whole caravans of Gov
ernment cattle of every description,
have .been swallowed by these
fierce : and overwhelming si
moons of Abolitionism. The whole
contract system of the war, created
by them, but a feeder to this aboli
tion rapacity. The high tariff sys
tema legalized piece of larceny
made by these" leaders,' enabled
them to declare three hundred per
cent, dividends, in their business,
at the expense of the masses of the
people. ' On land and on sea the
Government and the people have
been shamefully defrauded and rob
bed by these men; and when in the
course of the war, to meet pecula
tion and speculation and the legiti
mate expenses, the Government
needed loans of money, these men
banded together, like so many Shy
locks, dictated-the.conditions of the
awaits in the Senate, further
bonds of the Government, as to
rates of interest and exemption
from taxation, invested these ill-
gotten gains in a permanent form,
and now shake four thousand mill
ions of property, exempt from tax
ation, m the faces ot the laboring
masses. They point with intense
satisfaction to their Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court of the United
States, to the supremacy of Eastern
monopoly, and their power in Con
gress, as a guarantee of safety.
Thus established as a privileged
class, they aro without a wound or
an inconvenience from - the war,
and without a burden in time of
peace. To provide indemnity to
themselves for the past and securi
ty to themselves for the future.
Jthese leaders, in and out of Con
gress, are moulding its legislation.
Ki'hey have lost sight of tho people
mnd the substance of the Govern-
unent. They have controled the
elections fivo years and those five
have been five years of ruin. They
ifalter at tho future. They believe
they can with the help of the votes
of 800,000 negroes and exclusion of
the votes of over 1,000,000 South
ern people and the plunder of the
South for their supporters, main
tain an ascendancy over the con
servative masses of the North. The
present Congress met in December
18G5, with the Union restored.
During tho session the Southern
States presented legally chosen
Representatives, who asked, but
were resused admission. Congress
at the outset, gaged itself, by con
forring its powers upon a commit
tee instructed to attempt the dis
organization of the Southern States
The whole sesion has been consum
ed, so far, in taking testimony at
great expenso to show that the
Union cannot be restored. To in
augurate universal negro suffrage
they commenced with tho District
of Columbia. A bill passed the
House conferring the right of suf
frage on the negro in that District
against tho will of the people, but
developments. They have also
proposed an ..amendment to the
Constitution to extend tho elective
franchise to all persons, without
distinction of color. Also, another
amendment to regulate the right
of suffrage in all the States of the
Union. Also, another amendment
to enforce protection to life, liber
ty and property in all tho States.
Also, another amendment to make
voters the basis of representation,
thereby entirely ignoring foiirfifths
of all tho people' in tho Union.
Largo bundles of half-digested
writing are daily proposed in Con
gress, by the little statesmen of to
day, as a substitute for the sacred
work of tho great statesmen of the
past, and to bo reported upon soon
by the committee. AH these mea
sures are for the negro.
'From all these propositions can
be gathered, only, negro suffrage;
negro superiority over the white
people ot tho South; negro office-
holding; negro equality; exclusion
of white people from government
all of whicli assume, if made a part
of the Constitution, a condition of
perpetuity, accompanied with un
limited power, concentrated and
consolidated, so that the States will
have left but the forbearance of
Congress as the only safe-guard of
liberty. Our Constitution will be
come, simply, a grant of legislative
power to Congress. The power
usurped and exercised to exclude
representatives, t o disfranchise
States and people, to prescribe test
oaths and other tests, is subversive
of equal government,and is a fitting
prelude to that despotism which
frowns from the brow of a revolu
tionary Congress. It is strange
that a Constitution suited to twenty-five
millions of white people,pro
ducing prosperity when obeyed,
and misfortune only when violated
should now be deemed insufficient
for three millions of negroes.
While all these proposed Cohsti
tional amendments have been kept
in in abeyance, and Congress ha3
been speculating with the tempor
ary suspension of the relations of
the South to the Union, until the
public mind ; should become famil
iar with and tolerate the perman
ency of the suspension, an impor
tant measure was being matured
as an entering wedge for all these
revolutionary schemes. The Freed
men's Bureau bill, recommended by
its charitable appearance and os
tensible humanity, and besides,
having a precedent in opperation
in the South, wa3 brought forth a
bill to establish military jurisdic-
tion, over all parts of the Unitedfoc'w
containing refugees an'1
Eastern monopoly and oppress
States corporations; to--destroy the
freedmen to create a large and
permanent standing army to re
quire salaried agents, without num
ber, in every Stato, couutv, and
parish in tho South to invest these
agents with supreme power over
tho negro, and over all questions
between the negro and citizen, and
to try all white persons who might
be charged with offenses against
the negro, upon negro testimony,
without indictment or jury and
without any fixed rules of law or
evidence, and to inflict such punish
ment as the bureau agent might see
proper, and in which proceedings
there was no appeal to any court.
The power of the bureau was to be
supreme over the Stato Constitu
tions, State officers and courts and
laws arid was to be administered by
that class who would seek a liveli
hood in such occupation! All the ne
groeswere to bo fed, clothed and sup
ported by the General Government;
out of tho treasury of the United
States, was to bo paid tho expenses
of erecting school houses, and asy
lums, and negro churches and hos
pitals, and the lands of the resi
dents were to bo taken away and
given to tho negroes. Every sec
tion of the bill was a violation of
the wholo scopo and purport of tho
Constitution, and was, in effect, a
bill to enslavo and impoverish the
white people of tho South, and to
establish, in the general ruin, the
negro race, at the expense of North
ern labor. This bill totally ignored
the Southern States as being in the
Union and tho Southern people as
having anv rights under the Consti
tution. With this bill a law and in
operation, and followed up by the
Constitutional amendments pro-
Eosed, the work of disunion would
e complete and permanent. It
would have prostrated tho whole
agriculture system of the South, de
stroyed its commerce and the reve
nue of the Government and in
creased the public debt,' perhaps,
one hundred millions of dollars,
yearly. By the veto of this bill,
the plana of the disunionists are,
for the time being, broken up. The
work of the whole session has come
to naught, and their motives are
exposed to public view. President
Johnson has denounced these work
ers of disunion in tho following lan
"1 have fought traitors and trea
son in the South. I opposed the
Davises and Toombses, the Slidells
ana a long list of others, whose
names I need not repeat; and now,
when I turn round, at the
other end of the line I find men, I
care not by what name you call
them a voice, 'Call them traitors'
who still stand opposed to tho res
toration of tho Union of tho States.
And I am free to say to you, that" I
am still for tho preservation of this
compact; I am still in favor of this
great Government of ours going on
and following out its own destiny.
A voice, 'Give us,the names.' A
gentleman calls for their names;
well I suppose I should give them.
A voice, 'We know them. I look
upon them, I repeat it, as President
or citizen, as much opposed to tho
fundamental principles of this Gov
ernment, and believe they are as
much laboring to prevent or destroy
them, as were tho men who fought
against us. A voice, 'What are
their names?' I say Thaddeus Ste
vens, of Pennsylvania,, tremend
ons applause; I say Wendell Phil
lips and others of the same stripe,
all among them."
That these leaders brought on
the war, that while one danger to
the Union has been threatened,
another, equally great, is threaten
ing from the Abolitionists of the
North, must excite the reflection of
every lover of his country. If the
Hartford Convention has merited
the odium of three generations,
may not this Congress merit, and
will it not receive, at the hands of
the people, an immortality of in
famy? Freedom, Union, peace and pros
perity, are being sacrificed on the
altar of negro fanaticism!
Both our interest and common
patriotism demand that the people
shall oppose the schemes of these
leaders. To destroy eleven States,
or hold them in vassalage; to make
a negro pauper infirmary out of the
South and a poor fund out of the
Treasury of the United States; to
place the negro on equality with
the white man; to give to a treas
onable faction the negro race as an
immense engine of fraud; to per
petuate in power those who have
fattened on the public misfortnne:
b increase, the public debt; to fos-
Oiih square, ten lines. $X 0
Knch additional insertion, 4
Cards, x r vear, ten lines, ....... 8 OO
Notices of Executors. AdmlnUtra-,
tors and Ouardians, ...... ' 2 00
Attachment notices before J. r, . . - 'J OO
Local notices, pr liup, ; . . 1 (
Yearly advertlsmenu will bo. charged
$0) per column, and at porportioi.utc
rates for less thau a column. Taj-able In
means of revenue in one-half of
the Union; to change tho Constitu-tion-fnr
the niirtirmna in vi.w rnu
not but degrade, impoverish, en
slave, and fuin the whole people.
But let sectional fanaticism and
ambition and official extravagance
be hurled from power, let the Un
ion be preserved intact; let the '
Southern States revive their indus
try and restore their .wealth, and
let each Stat6 provide for its own.
poor and control its own system of
labor; let this Government forever
remain a Government of white peo-'
plo; let the public debt be placed
upon the whole people rich as
well as poor, according to valua-'
tion of property; let labor and pro
duction be untrameled. and the
ruins of the war will soon dis an-.
pear, and the people again be pros-
perous- and happy. It cannot bo
possible that a people who have
sacrificed so much to save the Un
ion are. at last, to see it overthrown
in tho name of negro equality!
L. R. Critchfield. M. E. Will Alt '
D. B. Linn. W. Reed Golden. Frank
II. Ilurd, Robert Savage, Curtis
JJerrv. Jr. S. F. Dowdnev. A T.
AValling, James M. Burt. Manuel
May, T. J. Godfrey;
R. B. Gordon. Wm. Larwill. .TV.
Christopher Hughes, F. W. Thorn-
illll. U. U. Kutter. J. II. Marsh nil. .
Wm. S. Dressbach, John II. Put
nam, John Kosencranse. D he A.
L. Perrill, R. M. Heller, Samuel
u. lrslone, Issac Kagy, John B.
Bead. John Ault. Denni.m. l V.
ones,' E. M. Fitch, Elias II. Gaston,
nomas ueer, A. u. Ilibbs, Issac
Cusac, Law. McMerrell, John F.
Follett, J. A. Estill, George Hend
ricks, Aaron Ferneau, S. S. Bloom, '
James Parks, Ben. F. Le Fever, A.
J. Swaim, W. D. Hill. S. M. Worth.
CaNDIDATR FOR Tlnvnna Tvmif
Who attends nnr rimrtj h.n a,,,.fi.:....
say about the cloud of negroes who mono-
1. suiminil mu OI IIIU COUrt 1IOUSO. "
Let them not Judge harshly. Who knows
but that our furttire luw-glvers mav come
from that side of the house. Our ;,imph"
savs the following dialogue between two
sable-gen tlcmen, ought to have been ap
pended to last week's courts proceedings.
Ole Mosc Well Squia Hannibal how's
von irettiu.on wlil le l.m- I v..n
c- ...... ... ... , . w II bvilU
do courts pretty regular. , ,
nanniuai Hell do lin k Is lawam mighty
nnstirttn It warv.r.if,,. ,1:.. ,... i .,.
........ ...... J,,.,, n ,,,, ;,, ;,I1U ,mli
and obtuseatesdis child's calk'lation.
.Hose Dat's just do M ay 1 found lt,Squln'
when I enter'd ilo. rmrli.u.'l mi niwl In iiw,i.i
you understand it and do lurder you co do
11. How you gwiue to practice do law
oni.at Idea, Mosc. justice, am justice, alnt
M. Yes. but liistiee mid l:l tf im'tmi illl-
fereut pussons. You Is got to 'scriinhmti.
J i. How's dat?
M. -Whr. lis (lis. liiHI mil la i,1.,.:ti. .1 '
tode bar. you is got to tlmi out m bo's
demo-t friends, de phiinlilf or de fendant.
Kldo delendrint have, den you administa '
justice, kf tliedefen'aiit haO no friends ut
all den you gib him bote law and justice. .
1L ldecl.ir Jlose you isa'mai-kublo pus-,
son; nebcr suspected dat 'j ustriti cation a
fore. Dat's just de way brtiddcr Garner es
cape the penalty of the law for incestilica-.
tion wld his own daughter, when ebery
body said he ought to go to the penitentiary.
M. Dat's It ; 1 see j ou's improvln ; he hnb
de lrlcnds ; he hab on his sidy Sumner, Ste
vens, Miss Dickinson, and all de 'spectable
ladies and gentleman, and make all de dif
ference in do world.
11. Dat's a lack, Mosey; now'I wanU
you to lucidate another parados in the pur
jession ; what am de meaning of the word
M. Ignoram-ass, Haiinibalig-noram-ass
datum de word. It am a wonl jined together
lroui the Latin word ignorant, which means
ignorant, and do Knglwh wordnss. When
eber a Squire sends a pusson to jail afore
he knows who's got de most friends, then 1
the persecuting attorney sends word to do ,
grand jury, and de grand jury reports, dat
do bill dat Is de Squire what scud 0 bill '
am an Ignorant ass.
II. I deelar, Jlose, if you Is'nt'Jar'neirf In
all de crooks of the law. I'spectybu'ggwluc
to be judge afore long.
M. Well. Squire Hannibnl,' J' does'nt
care to be do big judge, but I 'specs' we's '
"wine to hab de associate some of these
days; we's entitled to him; wehasmore'n
three-fourths of no business now . dais done
afore court, and if they does'nt give us a'
seat on do bench, date'll be trouble, now
nil id dat.
II. Dat's so. You is my candidate, Jlcscy,
goes in for our rights. -Jeffcrsonian.
Why Cmilkkn Die. The reason why
children die is because thev aro not taken
care of. From the day of their birth they
are stuffed with food, choked with physic,
suflocated in hot rooms steamed In bed
clothes. So much for In doors, When per
mitted to breathe a breath of air once a
week In sniumerx and once or twice during ,
the cold months, only the nose is permitted
to peer into daylight. A littlo later they .
are sent out with no clothes at all, as to the
parts of the body w hicli need most protec-
tion. Bare leg', bare arms, bare necks, gar
ted middles, with und inverted umbrella to
collect the air and chill the other parts of
the body. A stout strong man goes out on '
cold day with gloves and Overcoat, wool- ,
eu stockings, aud thick double-soled boots.
The same day a child of three years old, an '
Intaut in flesh and blood and bone and con
stitution, goes out with soles as thin as pa- .
per, cotton socks, legs uncovered ta the '
knees, neck bare; an exposure whioh would r
disablehe nurse, kill the jnpther in a tort- ;.
night, and make the father ah invalid for :
weeks. And why. To .harden them to a
mode of dress wh icb, ther are .never expect
ed to practice, -Jd accustom them to ex
posure, Which a dozen years later would be 1
considered downright foolery. , i Jo rear 7
children thus for the slaughter pen, and
then lay it to Heaven is tooTjad. t .
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