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TVBUBUW EVERY THURSDAY. BY
if ALLACG e buatton,
At Bratlou'g Building, East of the
Court-House.
TERMS OF SUDSCItlPTION.
Om year, . .-.... , $1 50
tight iP'tiha, 1 OO
Four Months, ...... . 50
Payment in advance In all cases.
Back-Pay, Bounty & Pensions.
E O. JONES
ILste Captain lS.hO.V.I
Attends promptly to the collection
BACK-PAY, BOUNTY and J. EXSIOXS.
TERMS REASONABLE. OFFICE Logan
street, North of J, K. Will's residence
MoAr'hur, 0. julj 12.8 mo.
AR CHIB Al7DMAY07
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
McArthur, Vinton County, ' Ohio,
WILL attend' promptly to all If gal bnlneis
atriiatrd to aim. Ulrica la Court Iluuve,
M.Arthur, Ohio. June, 28-tf.
E. A. BRATTO NT"
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio,
WILL attend to H legal business Intrusted
to bin caro iu Vlntoa,Athors,Jois'n,
Hots, Hooking, and sdjoiningcounlles, Parlio
alar attention givon to the colleciou of soldiers
Ulma for pensions, bounties, arrean of pay,
to., against lha U 8 or Ohio, includi. g Mor
gan raid eluime. .. . june ii8-tf.
. f . CONSTBLI,
B. A. COKSTRLE.
McArthur. 0.
Atlicns, o'
Constable and Constable,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
ilc Arthur, - . ' - Ohio,
WILL attend promptly to all burnous In
trusted to their caro, In Vinton and Alh
sas countius, or any of the court of the Tib
Judicial dint., and In tho Circuit courts of the
V. 8. for the Southe ru district o.( Ohio. Cluinm
agalart the Oovornnient, peutibux, boiu.ty and
back pay eollootod. juu4tf
losira bhadbubt.
BRADBURY & MARK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio.
WILL attend rromp'ly to nil busincsn en
trance) to their cure, in Vintu nnd A'h
aioountioM. Glllco In Hulbert's building, ov
al the Po Office, up stairs. apl2itf
HOMER CTTONES;
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MoArthurt Vinton County, Ohio,
WILL attend promptly to lilts-incus entrust
ed to his cure. jaimii
Watcltfjs.
V. W. J. WOLTZ,
Pi. A IK 11 I AND REPAIR R CiT
WATCHES, CLOCKS,
JE WEL RY,
AND
Musical Instruments,
f llL'I.llhia'd UULDINO J
MeARTHUR, - - - Ohio.
CLIFTO 114) INI:, -
Corner Sixth and Elm Streets,
Cincinnati Ohio.
THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE CITY
Terms $2,00 per Day.
OMNIBU88ES carry al. pa-mongcra to and
frou the care. The now depot of the
Marriott a and Cincinnati Itailruad, onrnor
Plum ami Pearl atreota, Is only four squares
lrom Ibis bouie, making it convenient for pas
asagerstostop at the Clifton. deli-tin
Railroads.
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE.
FROM and alter Sunday the li th duy of Jnne
1888,'Trains will leave Statioat named as
follows : .
coisa EAST.
Station. Mail. Night Ex.
Cincinnati, 8 25 a m 12 35 a tn
Chilllcothe, 1 17 p m 5 10 a m
Hamden, 2 30 p m 6 28 a m
McArthur, 2 62 p m 6 41 a tn
Zaleski, - ' 3 13 p m - ' 7 01 a c.
Marrietta, tt 45 p m 10 48 a in
' ' " '. 001X0 WEST,
Station. - Mail.'- - Night Ex.
Harrietts, 6 40 a m 7 05 p m
Zaleaki, 10 10 a ra 11 08 p m
McArthur, 10 83 a in 11 31 p in
Ilamden, ' '-10 45 a m ' 11 42 p m
Chilllcothe, 12 28 pm 120am
Cincinnati, 5 00 p in 5 55 a m
Trains connect at Ilamden with Mail train
to and from Portsmouth O. '
Not. Trains on Portsmouth Branch wr'H
karesfter be governed by this time table, both
as to time and rules - Both mail and accommo
iation will hw resHgd pa nengar rain ,1M
To the People of Vinton
County! . .
.. .PATENTED AUGUST 22, 1865.-
Loom ; Complete for $50.
I AM exolurive owner of tho; right to mkbn
faoturo and sell the above Loom In Vinton
County.. Speoimena can be seen at alf timet at
the residence of James Bobbins, one mile east
of McArthur. . I pnrchi.sed this loom in March
last and immediately constructed one,' which
has given the most complete satisfaction, fer
aona having weav ng to do, will consult their
own Interests b, calling and seeing this loom,
and examining polmenf of ita production.
.-Jt will. weave SatlnetU, Caasim Ta.Bidged
Casaimera. Four-leaf Jeans, Blanket Twills.
Plata Olbtn, Seamless Sacks, o. ' jj-.
t.Tbe capacity of this loom,' for ease of operas
tioa; spied, o..is eqnal, If not superio- to any
yet Invented. , It only needs to be eoen to reo'
ntsaan Itnlf:- 85- 'JOHN BOBBINS-
VOL. 1.
M'AKTHUK, VINTON; COUNTY, OHIO, JULY 19,
1866.
NO. 30.
Poetical.
WOULDNT YOU LIKE TO
KNOW?
I know a girl with teeth of pearl,
And shoulders white as enow,
She lives ah, well,
I must not tell
Wouldn't you like to know r
Her sunny hair Is wondrous fair,
And wavy in 1U flow ;
Who made It less
One little tress,
Wouldn't you like to know.
Her eyes are blue, (celestial hue!)
And dazzling In their glow;
- On w hom they beam
. With melting gleam,
' Wouldn't you like to know ?
Her lips arc red anil finely wed
T.lko roses ere they blow ;
What lover alps
These dewy lips,
Wouldn't you like to know ?
Her fingers arc lillies fair,
When lllllcs fairest grow;
Whose baud they press
With fond caress,
Wouldn't you like to know?
' '.'ii :
Her foot Is small, and has a fall -.
Like snowflakes on the snow; ,
And w here it goes
Hcneath the rose, '
Atfouldn't you like to know?'
She has a name, the sweetest name
That language can bestow ;
'Twould break the spell
' If I should tell
Wouldn't you like to know h
LOVE UP A LADDER.
BY QUILP.
A Jolly young fellow, who once on a time,
To a third-story window had ventured to
climb, . . ,.
To court his Dule'um (a trim little maid,
But, compared witlt, her beau, of Inferior
grade.)
Was told by h is "ma,'' she was sorry to
know
She'd a ton who would stoop so uncom
monly low. ...
"Indeed !" wild the yotuikor, "well, now, I
ik'dnrc
1 can't, on my conscience, agree with you
there!
I don't call iUfonjiOia.my worthy old teach
er. When I climb up n thirty foot ladder to
reach her !''
Tiik following is supposed to describe the
"Dixie," whose praises have; so long been
known to song :
Oh ! Is not this a happy land
With wine upon the lees?
Where potpies smoke lu six-quart pans
And dumplings grow entrees?
Where Nature's lessons may be read ;
In every babbling brook?
Where bumble-bees don't sting a chap,
And mulv cows don't hook; .
Political.
ORATION
—OF—
RICHARD O'GORMAN, ESQ.,
—AT THE—
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
AT THE TAMMANY
HALL, N. Y.
Tins day, citizens, you set apart
as the political festival of all tho
year. You do Veil. It should bo
a holy and happy day. Never,
while this Republic lives, should
its citizens fail, when this anniver
sary cornea round, to celebrate it
with pomp and rejoicing, to awak
en the memories of its early perils,
to ascend,, as it were, the stream of
its history back to its first source,
to that dark , and doubtful hour,
ninety-years ago, whon tho thir
teen colonies, uniting in one sol
emn purpose, set before mankind
that calm statement of their griev
ances which you have read to-day,
broke the tie which had bound
them to the Government which did,
thom . wrong, and appealing to.
Heaven nnd . the future, declared
themselves, to be henceforth thir
teen equal and independent States
and in defense of. their rights ;as
such free and-independent States,
pledged their lives, their , fortunes
and ; their sacred - honors. V ' You
know'how well and. bravely!' that
pledge was kept Thus wai nborn
the new, confederacy of States, then
and now called "the United States."
Think, citizens, what it was then
and what it isf -now. This : ancient
society has honored me with its in
vitation tb; speak to you to-day. I
scarce know, jn what tone.- it isV fit
ting . to. address. you. Fourth of
July orations have a, doubtfuj rep
utation. It. seems to : bo. the cus
tom for orators on this day to titter
oniy sucn woras as snail be" pieag
ileasti I
ii ii j at . . . . r- j.
ant to hear-to congratulate,,-to
flatter, to . applaud, and Heaven
knows there is for us ample sub
ject for congratulation, and he
need never flatter who desires to
praise, to its desert, the brave, gen
erous, American people. We have
much cause to be thankful. The
war drum rolls no longer, the sword
is sheathed, the battal-flags are
furled. The corn is waving over
tho graves where sleep in peace,
side by side, the victor and the
and tho vanquished . in the ter
rible conflict which has been, and
never again can be. That awful
trial of the Right, iu which arms
were the advocates, and tho argu
ment shot, and shell, the bayonet
and the rifle, is over. Judgment
unappealable and irreversible, has
been given. It is decreed that no
State oi the United States can se
cede, can leavo the Union, can
cease to be one of the United States,
without the consent of all. '. Judg
ment unappealable and irreversi
ble has been given. It is decreed
that1 the relation between capital
and labor, which prevailed 'in cer-'
tain of the States, called Slavery,
shall exist no more. These two
questions that have disturbed so
ciety need disturb it no longer;
they aro ot the past. There let
them lie buried. For all this we
owe our thanks to that Providence
in whose hands are the destinies of
nations, and under Providence, to
the gallant men,- who, oh land or
sea, with steadfast hearts fought
tho great quarrel out. Why should
I waste words in telling you of this?
Your own hearts cannot fail to be
sensible of it. And why should I
keep back the graver and sadder
thoughts that struggle for utter
ance, or now, because it is the
Fourth of July, break the resolu
tions I iormed long ago, to speak
to the people whenever they cared
to hear me, the thoughts that lay
nearest to my heart to be always
candid, frank, and open with them';
to speak tho truth', or not speak to
them at all? Citizens, I warn you
that the Republic is still in danger.
Tho worst ol the storm has blown'
over. The "ship still rides a proud'
and gallant sight. -. She has escap
ed, more by Ood's providence than
by good steering, the Scjila of se
cession ; she is drifting, drifting
slowly, but surely, into the Charyb
dis of centralization. Can, her
course be changed ? Is there time
still to put her head about, and es
cape the danger ? Godknows! It
depends on Him and the people.
Have you ever thpught what cen
tralization really means, ; and what
are its inevitably tendencies ? Cast
your memory back to the state of
political affairs ten or twelve years
ago. ' Then, we in New York
scarcely telt the finger of the Fed
eral Government. It carried our
letters, and collected certain im
portant duties to an amount neces
sary to meet the current expenses
of that Government, and they were
trifling. But for. all other purpos-'
es of Government, the law of the
State of New York was sufficient,
paramount and supreme. Now
all this is changed. The . linger of
the Federal Government now is
stronger than the arm of the State.
We arc getting what fc' called a
strong Government We have now
let loose on us'a crowd of assessors,
collectors of taxes, Federal ofliciab
of all sorts, prying into every man's
trflncrmrmna ' miflcfmntniv
nvins.
informing, gathering up a large
proportion of our labors, and pour
it into the ' central reservoir from
which it flows and percolates in
corrupting streams from end to end
of the land, and countless officials,
great and small, with faces ever
reverently turned toward Washing
ton, as Moslem ; toward Mecca,
lap ,up the intoxicating tide and
cry for more. Our artisans work
hard and,, earn good wages, but
somehow they can't live as well as
of old; ; Wage's are high, but the
necessaries, of life are higher.
What's the; use of this ? It is be-,
cause, in order to satisfy a few wor
thy millionaire's, to protect them,
to increase their profits, the cheap
supply , of all sorts ' of commodities
vhich foreign nations are eager to
sell ,us is, 'as. far .'as; possiblev shut
out ' ty excessive 'import duties.
Thus the manufacturer is protect
ed f . the'. . manufacturer becomes
rich; the Consumer becomes poorv
Thus labor is feicrificed to wealth :
tne many are" sacrifice to the, few:
me people tnat pay taxes are sac
rificed to those that receive taxes..
This is.,bad, but bad as:it,is,';;worse
remains, behind ; for this very mon
ey, wrung frott. the sweat 6f labor;
ldj i'forjtfy ,':and;j)e'tpe.tuate
the very system which oppresses
it ; for this money, when paid, flows
also to Washington, to be wasted
or turned mischief and corruption,
as before. Federal patronage over
flows the land. Who can wonder
now that at every political assem
bly, some one, somehow fattened
on Federal diet, with that sublime
loyalty which men commonly ex
hibit toward the party whose pay
they receive, in that vivid style of
oratory which all over the world
the pensioned patriot most affects,
denounces all dissent, all remon
strance, all opposition to the pow
ers that be as treasonable, seditious
and. disloyal? With euch.com-
laiand of money, and , with such a
hungry horde of loyal adherents to
receive it, and fight on their side,
can you wonder that the live or six
energetic and unscrupulous men
who rule the committee at Wash
ington which now caricatures the
Congress of the United States, grow
more: daring and more reckless,.,
more secret and sudden in their ac
tion, more secure of the continu
ance of their power? Pee how
gadually, silently, surely, the influ
ence of this political aristocracy,
like the serpent gathering fold up
on fold, encompasses the Republic
about and chokes it in its tighten
ing embrace. To think, speak, act
as this oligarchy ordain, is to be
loyal. To be loyal is to shaie in
the patronage they can bestow.
Who would not bo loyal when to
b! loyal is to be rich? Thus you
see how-power the power of the
purse as well as of the sword a
power that appeals to all men's
hopes and all men's fears concen
trates in Washington and , gathers
to a head. Thus the fatal conspir
acy of the lew against the many
grows" and strengthens apace, cor
rupting, debauching the minds of
our people. Under its baleful in
fluence the rich grow richer, and
the poor grow poorer, and, tho fatal
quarrer&efween capital and labor,
which itpblder countries from time
shakes all society, hero begins to
matter and ,to ' threaten. Why
Uhpuld tKo; peasant of Ohio : or the
the artisan otriew iork grow poor
that the manufacturers aifd specu
lators of New England Pennsylva
nia should grow rich ? Is this your
idea of a Republic ? It is not mine.
I have spoken of the mischievous
change in the theory and practice
of our Government here in the
States which have been victorious
in the late civil yar. See how it
works nnloiig that portion of the
peoplo On whom fell the weight of
defeat' ttis more than a year
since the war ended more than a
year since all resistance to the Fed
eral arms ceased more than a
year since the defeated people re
cognized and accepted tho conclu
sions to which they had been forced
that no State could of right, or
did in fact, cease to be in the Uni
on. Yet these eleven States, which
are now in the Union, were always
in.tho Union, could not take them
selves out of the Union, have been
for more than twelve months deni
ed by this oligarchy all the Consti
tutional rights of States to be heard
by. their Representatives in the
great council of the Rerpublic. All
obligation to the Union they are
held liable to perform. They must
obey the Federal Constitution and
laws, and pay tho Federal taxes,
yet the rights of Representation in
the Federal Council, which the
Constitution secures to all, are de
nied to them. They are treated,
not as States of the Union, but as
a foreign conquered people, whose
lives, liberties, laws and property
are held at the will of the' conquer
er. ' Is this "Constitutional? 'Is' it
lawful? 'Is ft 'just? Is it expedi
ent? Is.it in accordance with the
will of the American people ? Re
metnber the grievances against
which the: old colonists protested
as sufficient ground' for their revolt
taxation without representation !
This . was the chief ground the
most flagrant violation of the prin
ciples of ;British law and eternal
justice.' -They1 laid it down1' that a
tax is in its'aiure a voluntary aid
from the people to the Government
and could nof; be: imposed without
the consentrof the people through
their representatives, legally chos
en. The violation of this principle
they considered an outrage worth
fighting against.' 'And. yet we, the
inheritors of their quarrel, ot their
principles and" their ; triumph we
who read the.TJeclaration of Inde
pence and applaud it we Ameri
cans' inflict on.'American8 the self-'
same ' wrong '. T say ,"we for is
not this still a'-Govemment of the
people ? ' Are not these half-dozen,
potentates at .Washington, by
whose decrees these outrages are
inflicted, the creatures of tho peo
ple, and bound to do their will?
Citizens, the people's liberties can
never suffer. Their rights can nev
er be betrayed but by the default
of the peoplo themselves. It is by
their want of vigilance, by their
misplaced confidence in parties
and men, by their apathy and tor
por, that their ruin
is wrought.
Oh 1 for some master-voice to rouse
society from its stupor, to stir it in
to thought,' as did the angel of old
stir the stagnant pool that the blind
and paralyzed might bo cured and
invigorated. Let but the people
speak; their, voico will roll. like
thunder over all tho land. Who
shall say them nay ? Let but the
peoplo wake, and these enemies of
the Republic will scattered as the
dewdrop3 of the , night the lion
shakes from his mane. I hear it
said that Southern people aro not
loyal, and guarantees aro needed
from them. Loyal to what? To
the Constitution? Where else but
the Constitution can they find any
hope ? They ask for its protection
as well as its obligations. That it
shall not be only a sword by which
they are assailed, but a shield by
which they may bo defended.
Thein, conduct for tho last twelve
months proves that they have
abandoned, in good faith, abandon
ed the theory of secession. They
pray for "Union," and Union is de
nied them. How long is this to
last? What was this civil war for?
That was the deliberate, solemn
declaration of the North.
It was for that, to save, restore,
preserve the Union, they fought.
For this purpose and no other,! hen,
young men left the plow and the
bench and took up arms. For this
they suffered and died. Through
all their long days of toil and dan
ger this was tho pTlzo Ihey sought
to win. They gained it. They
conquered it. They returned to
their homes rejoicing that the Uni
on their fathers bequeathed to
them had been by their strong arms
preserved. And now they find
tney but grasped a sine ow. he
reality is snatched .from thorn. Iho
VT 1S ""' Wm,n ,s
not preserved. The Union is pre-
uiiu uuiayeii iesb us restora-;
tion may thwart the plans or cross
tho speculations of the honorable
gentlemen in Congress to whom
civil war, disunion have been the
source of profit and power they
Could not otherwise attain to. They
need guarantees. Guarantees for
what? That the South will hence
forth bo loyal and obedient to the
Constitution, and the laws that ac
cord therewith. What better guar
antees can you have than they
have given you and give? Is not
their defeat complete, admitted,
crushing as it it? Is not this a
guarantee that they will never
again take arms against the oi.nup-i
otent will which has ordained that
secession is impossible, and the
Union shall never be dissolved?
Are not their ruined cities, their
wasted fields, their desolate hearths,
tho graves of their dead father,
son, brother, husband tho graves
of their loved ones, on which Na
ture, higher, mightier, kindlior than
man's laws, will dash the tear?
Have we no guarantee in this that
these men are Americans, our owfi
brothers defeated, but not yet hu
miliated, too proud to bo false?
Ask our soldiers tho men who
stood face to face with them in
many a hot and bloody fight-who
met them undei flag of truce, who
met them on the lone y picket,
w 1 r r Lriii'lfrl t rcn Am n rv t It s nf iaI..
where kindred,ignoriug the articles
of war, made them for a while com-
panions and friend?. Ask tho Gen-1
erals wlio commanded our victori-
ous hosts ask them if they would
not trust the word of those whom
they had seeu so gallantly defend-
ing a theory with their lives. Ask
Grant if he does not trust Lee.
Take the vote of the whole army
and navy. The men who fought,
not the men who talked; ask them
if they trust the loyalty of the
men they fought, vanquished and
forgave, and, my life for it, from
end to end of that glorious column
of heroeSWill ring out "Aye, aye."
Would to God it had been left to
them to the men who fought tho
quarrel out to settle it, and I be
lieve the "Union" would be whole
to-day. But the Union must be.
It cannot be retarded. ' There is
Union in the hearts of the people
North, South, East and West.
They long for reconciliation. They
desire the society of one another;
trado and commerce with one an
other. It cannot be that, they will
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much longer submit to the trickB,V;
stratagema and maneuvers of fao-
tion that to enrich itself retain '.
" v' v, vj'vii uiimig
and inflame tho . wounds of civil
war, that only need time and peace
to heal and be forgotten. For, re
member, time is running by--op-portunities
unused never return.
Still the people of the South trust
the people of the North and West.
They still hope in their generosity
still hope in their just second,!
thoughts their calm common .
sense. Let not reconciliation .
true, real reconciliation be delay
ed until that confidence is gone
and replaced by the sullen submis
sion; of disappointment and .des--
pair. I, too, trust in the people.
They are often abusd and misled,
lied to by factious men and for fac
tious ends. But it is by playing on
their noble instincts and generous
impulses they are betrayed. . ,
Ml-led by Fancy's meteor ray,v ' ; '
Hv passion driven, '.
JJut'still the light that led astray
Was light from Heaven. . , '
Tell thembut the truth lay bare
the deceit show them that they,
are made the unconscious instru
ments of wrong, and they will -bo
as quick to resent the treachery as
to undo the mischief it has caused.
Citizens of New York; I don't
speak now to Democrats alone, ; or
to Republicans, many of the issues,
which divided us aro settled, and
need not divide us more. I speak
to you now on a subject whereon
wo all must agree. Citizens of
New York, you aro generous and
charitable. Never men had moro
than you "a tear for pity and a hand
as open as day to melting charity."
You aro eager to relieve want and
alleviate, human misery all over tho
t i .. .i ..
uutiii. . iu you Know uu you ro-.
rilizrt flio fnpt tlmt. nifn nnrl vrnnAn
- v..-. - T
Americans, nf the same lanfruace.
7 ... , tr- o -f
faith color, as yourselves, your lei-"
low-citizens in South Carolina, ono
oi your sister states, aro starving, .
flvino fur wnnt nf t'nnd t Will vnn .
not help them,, too? You can help
them they don't risk money. All
11. t i f ..if.. 1 .1
j with merc oiv"e them ni they
Voe(l luothcr heln Confidence
uiey asit. jor is justice tempered.
I will be restored. Capital will flow
, tl)i(hci. TJl0 wrcck run of tho
.., ,v!,i ,-,. j tun llr;n
I 111 II III UC X V jllji 1.1, C1111& tUJ TTlll
soon add to the wealth of tho Re-
public instead of shaming it with
i their misery. It can never bo well
j with New York while it is ill with
j South Carolina or Tennessee. This
! alone is Union Union, not iu form
j and name alone, hut in substance
I and reality, that no wrong can : bo '
j inflicted on any State, or any city, -!
! or-any man, from Maino'to Florida,
j without all the States, all cities, all
men, feeling the hurt and desiring
j to apply a remedy. . This is real
j Union all for each and each ' for
all. Citizensjdon'tlookatthisfrom
I i 1 1 fi 1 nr 1 nr ft 1 if (V) rtf-i ni i ViMiAnni
w Ascpml fho
nonce from which the wider and .
' grander prospect may be obtained.
Ihere is danger lor 2sev i ork when
the rights of Tennessee is excluded-.
from representation by the same
wrong your own State may 'suffer if
the cxiscuvis of faction required
that crime. During tho civil -war
that is past many things were sub
mitted to for which the alleged ne
cessities of war were the only
cusc. We saw the Constitution. vi
olated and the civil law set aside.
We bore it for the sake of tho Un
ion which we thought by such n
t nii'Ifiin si"kii1l 1 1 a rtviDAPi'Oil . Tin . '
now the war is ovJor Tjl0,;iVlblaw,
j tions of the Constitution. and'. -'the'
,aw contillUP ftml the: Union is not.
T . . . .
restored. Citizens, be ware 1 ..The
Republic is iu danger 1 The his-i
toric danger of republics! The!.
Government' has fallen from tho i
hands of the many into the hands
of the few. From' the many who
aro apathetic, to the few who are
energetic and bold. The idea of
the Republic, the respect for the
Constitution of our fathers,' is fa-
ding out of men's hearts', and when 3
that dies the Republic is lost in-''
deed. For paper constitutions,'
declarations of independence, laws,
are but paper worthless, ,fJ lifeless; ;
mere delusions, mockeries "and ;
snares, when they cease' to express
the instincts and longings of a free
people. The concentration'pf pow- f
er will go on till, man, weary and "
tick of the worst of all bad govern
ments, an irresponsible oligarchy,,
will go one step further and Kfly
from petty tyrants to the throne." '
Do you ever think, oitizens, "where-
in the greatness of your Republic
this great Republic of Republics
really resides ? In its wealth, traded
manufactures ? ; Not so- There axe
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