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ffBUBiraEVBBY THURSDAY, BY
WALLAORE. BMTTOU,
At Bratton'g Building, East of the
i ..!', i Court-House.-
TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION.
Oiia year, J $ GO
EJgbt months, 100
Ibur nioutha, . . . : 150
fayinent iu advance in all cases.
PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION
Able Speech of a Conservative
Republican.
Senator Doolittle, of Wisconsin,
on the Crisis.
[Concluded.
QUESTION AND ANSWER ABOUT NEGRO
SUFFRAGE.
A 6lout individual,- of nervous
tomperamcnt, who had been driven
so dangerously near conviction un
der the.prossuro of Mr. Doolittlo's
arguments, that ho felt it necessa
ry lo mako somo demonstration,
lest ho should be convertod into a
j Union man on tho spot, againsthjg
jwinhere .called out: "Why should
thoy not vote?" Mr. Doolittlo
caught tho question up with bo
.quick, pertinent and eloquent an
answer that tho audience broko in
. at tho pauses of his address with
4 shouts of delight and enthusi-j
asm. - -
- Mr. Doolittlo Tho reason they
t should hot vote, I tell my friend
thu'e, is simply this:' In tho South
ern States thero is a mass of col
ored population, among which
, idno-tenllis of; tho men Jiavo no
sense of family and family tios
tremendous applause and, tho
women havo no sense of. virtue ;
and the man. who would build
tho foundations of human society
.upon a population liko that knows
nothing of republican government.
I Great applause. I say that, to
aso suffrage on tho negro popula
tion of the ISouth, in thoir present
condition, would mako a burlesque
of republican institutions laugh
. ter and applause and wo our
selves would bo tho laughing-btock
of tho world. Loud cheers. I
can understand how in tho North
1 era States, whore thero are few
colored men brought up as freed
men among freoraen, with the hab-
its and thoughts oY freomen, with
families liko 'freemen I can un-
' derstand how in some of tho States
such a population may be admitted
to suffrage. . But in tho States of
the South,' situated as thoy are
-u'naw, with this population in its
"'prtsent condition, thero is no man
in his senses, in my judgment, who
Would get up to defend negro suf
frage thero. Loud applause.
xnoro is sun another ana more po
tent reason than the eno I have
stated. I told it last fall General
Graht told mo and authorized me
to state it General Sherman told
mo and authorized me to stato it
- President Johnson told me and
authorized mo to state it that the
attempt to force negro suflrago up
on those States now would inevita
bly load to a war of races. "That's
so."
THE NEW ORLEANS RIOT.
And let mo tell my friend who
-A. a i a 1 .. t 1
wis mere ana inanes'so mucn od
jeclion laughtor some facts.
rOrioattl'ut'liimDntl, "Let him
be 1 " "He's quit now! " Wo havo
lately had a riot in Now Orleans.
' Interruption. Thero was a plique
iu Washington who began a con
spiracy that has lately culminated
in New Orleans. That conspiracy
was uus: to unaertato to get up
'.. new revolutionary governments in
the Southern States, based on - no
u ro snflragd. Hero was tho con
vention ; in Louisiana a conven
tion whoso functions had ceased
tvo years ago, whoso president re
fused to call it together, a majority
of whose members were unwilling
to fiit-but tliis convention, ure-ed
on by-eomo revolutionists in tho
city, of New. Orleans, sought to
come together, and for what ? To
passnew amendments in tho Stato
01 .Louisiana to give sunrago to tno
negroes. , What was the conse
quence? What General Grant
told, me is true, what Thomas Jef
ferson said many years ago is
,. true that. tho. attomjt to-, place
these two races in largo numbers
kle .by.Bido .upon an .equality in
a free government, will of necessi-
' tv breed a war of races 1 applause
which will , result in tho end in
destroying tho colored race. And
there is not to be found on thia
earth a man from whom the colored
. race should flee as they should flee
; from that man who undertakes, by
. force or otherwise,' ig. bring about
negro suflrago upon tho States of
-vthe teouth at- the present time.
Long and continued' cheering.!
Ho, there is not a proposition that
can be conceived Bp cruel, so heart
' ' less, - 80 unrelenting in its conse
auences upon tho negro race, and
itj ..will, if undertaken, . cover 'the
' whole Southern country with
blood? '
1 :.
VOL. 1.
M'ARTHUR.i VINTON COUNTY, OHIO. AUGUST 23,
1866.
NO. 35.
Tho individual here relieved
himself of his emotions which
emotions might probably bo "more
easily imagined than described,"
by an unintelligible growl. This
was responded to by cries "Put
him out I " "No, no I " "Let him
Bit; he don't know nothing ! " But
tho audience generally rather rel
ished the idea of his asking ques
tions of Mr. Doolittlo and hoped
he would try it again. But he was,
for tho time, too full for utterance
The speaker continued:
Fellow-citizens I havo Baid per
haps enough on that subject. I
tell you what every sensible man
at. the South will tell you what
tho best genera of our armies
knowwhat Mr. Johnson, -who has
lived his whole lifo at tho South,
knows what Thomas Jefferson has
declared in his works that it is
utterly impossible, in the prosent
condition of things, to placo those
two races with equal power in large
numbers in tho same government.
Hero in N.York you can do so, there
aro not enough to count; -we can
do it in "Wisconsin, thoy can. do it
in New England; but tho moment
you undertake to do it in tho South
em States it will be tho boginirig
of turmoil, bloodshed, and civil war
between the races, which a stand
ing army of 200,000 mon can .not
prevent.
DISFRANCHISING BRAINS OF THE
SOUTH.
1
But thero is another proposition
contained in this proposed amend
ment to tho Constitution, to-wit:
Tho disfranchisement of all of the
men of tho South who over held
any kind of office requiring them to
take an oath to support the Consti
tution of the united btates, which
applies to almost every office, State
or Federal, and every member of
tho Legislature, and every judgo
of every court, and every execu
tive officer ot any kind throughout
the wholo of those States: the prop
osition of Cttigress is to disfran
chise these men forever. Now, fel
low-citizens, in the wholo history
of modern times you can not hnd
a proposition equal to that I JNo,
sir, not oven when roiana was
crushed under tho iron heel of Rus
sia did tho ukase of tho Emperor
go tho length of that I
Tho ukaso of the Emperor of
ltussia admitted tho peoplo oi
Poland to rights and dignities and
honors, according to their merits.
Nor in the civil wars in England is
any thing like this to be found; nor
in the civil wars of France, when
tho victorious party had conquered
tho party in war against it. is that
the way to make peace f Is the
disfranchisement of tho whole
heart and brain of tho South 0
make them your eternal enemies 1
never to forgive them never to
relont is this tho truo doctrino of,
6tatesmen who desire to healt
How was it with Lord Halo, who
served as the Chief-justice under
the' rebollion I How was it upon
tho restoration f Was he disfran
chised? 'lie was made Chief-justice
under the incoming king, al
though ho had been a Chief-justico
under the rebollion. And yet men
talk of statesmanship, talk of wis
dom, talk about reading the history
of tho world claim to bO' Chris
tians, and yet never can forgive.
Great laughtor and applause.
THE FEDERAL AND REBEL DEBTS.
Thero aro other sections in this
amendment a section in reference
to tho rebel debt; sections, also,
M ill 1-1 1 1 1 I
in reierenco to tne x euerai aeDt;
sections which, if there was any
necessity for them, might be well
enough. No man supposes that we
aro to repudiate the lederal debt
when every man is interested in
sustaining it. No man can ever
be so foolish, in my judgment, as
to suppose that.any Congress can
ever assume the rebel debt that
tho rebels themselves would ever
desire to assume that debt, in addffl
tion to tho Federal debt which is
now upon them. f Laughter.! But
suppose these two section1), stand
ing by themselves, were Buch that
tho American people would adopt
i hem, it is impossible to adopt tho
good sections.withoutthe bad ones
also. Congress would not give to
the people the poor privilege of vo
ting upon the sections separately,
They must vote for them all, or
against them all. They cannot
vote for the good sections and re
iect the bad ones. Never in the
wholo history of this Government,
and especially in the history of any
constutional amendment, has such
an outrageous . proceeding been
roposed by Congress. .Congress
as always submitted amendments,
section by section, separately, so
that the States could ratify one and
reject the other. But here the
States must ratify them altogether,
or none swallow them whole,
good, bad and indifferent. Laugh
ter. .
What is this action of Congress
founded upon ? What aro the ideas
that underlyno it ? I can tell you.
LThero aro three of them. I . have
no doubt our 'friend hero pntertains
them all. Laughter. Tho first
is that it is necessary to reduce the
representation of tho Southern
States. N,ow, my friends, it is not
necessary to reduce them atall.
They are reduced by tho verLope
ration of the war. Of allffloJ
bodied men of the South oftwwfch
havo perished. Of the colored
population of the couth, one-iorth,
below tho Potomac, havo already
disappeared. I state this upon tho
authority of tho best generah) in
our army upon the authority of
Governor Aiken, of South Caroli
na, ono of tho largest slaveholders
of tho SouthT-of llandall Hunt, of
Now Orleans, who knows woll of
woat ho speaks of Captain . Ha-'
ney, who aided in taking a census
in order to ascertain the number of
tho colored population- in some of
U1U UlKiriUlB 01 OjUUISUUUI. UHB'
fourth of tho colored men south of
tho Potomac have already disap
peared; and by 187.0, when 'you
come to takoyour new census, your
two-fifths that would havo been ad
ded in consequence ot their free
dom aro already gone, , And un
dertake to force negro suffrage in
thqso States, - and in tjio
course of . ten ' years- two-
thirds of tho negroes, will bo gpne.
Therefore, fellow-citizens, thero is
no great fear. It the Constitution
shall remain unchanged, and in the
courso of a few years you 1 take tho
new census for tho basis of repre-J
sentation in the Southern btates,
thero is nothing for us to bo alarmed
at. Tho North has. been increas
ing overwhelmingly increasing-
while the South has been decreas
ing. And if tho South had been
increasing at all, it would not haveo
been with the negroes or rebels
It would bo because Northern men
and Northern soldiers havo been
going in iy thousands, and, per
haps, by hundreds Of thousands, tq
cultivate the fields of the South;
and if they increase its representa
tion, why should we ohject? Who
should object to an increase in the
South that comt3 from our own em
igration from the North But there
will . be no increase. Wherefore
this apprehension of tho necessity
for the reduction 01 tho representa
tion of the South ?
SENSITIVE ON THE SUBJECT OF BONDS.
There is another idea which is
appealed to an apprehension by
which they try to frighten tho peo
ple of the North, und especially
those who own any of the bonds If
tho United States to wit There is
great danger of assuming tho reb
els debt. I ehould like to tee tho
first member of Congress who dare
tote for it I
V Tho stout individual had by thia
time so far recovered himself as to
gasp, "Better be safe, though."
Mr. Doolittlo I will say to my
friend, if he should .be elected to
Congress derisive laughter, and
vote for an addition to (he three or
four thousand millions of debt,' j to
pay the interest of which we are'
burdened with taxes; let him vote
to add the rebel debt to this, and
on his return there would be dan
ger of his hanging to the first lamp
post in this city or Buffalo. Loud
laughter. Tho individual repeat-,
ed weakly his "previous remark,
"Better bo safe, though." :"' My
friend, acting on tho motto, "Bet
ter, be safe, though," would not
vote for it He would bo afraid of
that lamp-post. Laughter. But,
as I hae said, thero might bo no
objection to this section if it.'were
thought necessary, but ip . cannot
be voted lor by itself. " i
RADICHLS DISTRUST THE PEOPLE.
Now I will tell you the third idea
on which this action of Congress is
based, to wit,' a distrust of the good
sense of the people, both ,North
and South. I .can tolerate a man
who distrusts the people . of the
South, for he can say, "Have they
not been in: rebellionv-hava ,they
not undertaken to destroy the gov
ernment?" ' But how can J toler
ate a man who distrusts' the people
of the North ? Look at it; the peo
ple of the North have & majority of
eighty in the nouse. oriiepresenta
tives. ' How ia this majority ' ti) be
overcome ? . Is it to be supposed
that the people of tho North will
elect a Congress in which they
have a amjority of eighty, in which
Jthat eighty will bo so corrupted
and seduced as to assumo tho rebol
debt and repudiate t'he Federal
debt? You must havo great confi
dence in tho American peoplo to
believe that I Why, fellow-citizens
what is it but to distrust ourselves?
Do yon suppbso that these men of
'the South are so much superior to
the men of tho North that wo aro
to bo ruled by the South, when wo
have a .majority of eighty? It. is
possible that we of tho North who
navo conqurcd tho South, to whom
they havo : surrendered not only
their armies, but the cause of tho
Conflict by giving Up slavery root
and branch-rby giving ui tho pro
tonded right.of secession for over
is it possible, I say, that wo who
havo conquorcd them in arms are
to tremble before them' in council?
Are wo not equal to : them ot the
Sonth? . Can not tho people of the
North chooso .representatives who
will bo'equally true, equally intel
ligent, equally bravo with thoso'of
the South to meet them both in the
House of Representatives and 'in.
tho Senate. .: . ,. '
"EQUALITY OF REPRESENTATION."
a T0ie.in the Senate .as tho
. But what do wo. hear on this sub
ect? Oh! there must be equality
eforo tho law 1 And yet how is it
in tho Senate. Do the men of Now
York have an equal voico with the
men of ; New England. ; Voice,
"Not a bit of it." Tho men . of
New York, with her four millions,
havo two votos, while the men of
New England with her 6ix millions
have twelve votes in the Senate.
And. that is what you call equality.
Talh about equality of representa
tion. , between the North and the
Southl If wo aro going into this
question, let mo sav to my friends
we havo to do with New England.
She has a dominant ' voico' in tho
Senate to which she is not of right
entitled, if this new distribution of
power is to bo made. I am willing
to stand by the Constitution as pur
fathers made it I am willing to
submit to tho Constitution and let
littla' Xthnda Island tmaak inst tin
State of New York. But if you
insist upon amending the Constitu
tion, in order to make things right.
kl insist that there are other changes
to be made. Applause. 1 And it
is a dangerous doctrine for . New
England,, She had bottor bo con
tent. , .'. . . ,
EFFECT OF RESTORATION ON OUR NATIONAL
CREDIT.
But! Mr. President, I fear that I
have detained you too long. Cries
of "Go on," and loud applause.
The plan ot reconciliation adopted
by the President brings peace io
tho country;, it . brings prosperity
to tho country and every pait of
the country; it .brings unity and
strength to tho nation; it makes
tho union what our fathers design
ed it should bo, a Union of the
States- under the Constitution; it
places us in the position whero our
National credit can command tho
money of the world. But : in this
disjointed belligerent position in
which Congrrss forces tljoso States
to remain,, tho effect upon our
credit is most disastrous. I . havo
no doubt whateyer that if, on tho
first 'day, of tho . session, : Congress
had - pursued tho , policy , of
tho president '. and', had admits
ted into both Houses of Con
gress every loyal man of the South
who came seeking admission, and
who was ieady to take tho oath
prescribed, as a member of the
House or Senate, the bonds of this
Government would be to-day from
ten to fifteen cents ' on the dollar
higher than they are in the markots
of the world. And as to our influ
ence among tho nations of the
world," as to our influence with
France, had we admitted thesomen
from the South, under tho circum
stances to which I have alluded,
Maximilian would havo left Mexico
before this day. It is because tho
crowned head3 ot Europe point to
our distracted condition, point to
our Congress at war with the Pres
ident, point to a Congress that de
clares secession,, instead of being a
failure, was a success so far as to
carry eleven States out of the Un
ion, point to a Congress which de
nounces the President for follow
ing in the footsteps of M. Lincoln;
it is because they can point to
these facts that our credit Btands as
it; does now in the markets of the
world.; . . ..
'
TIME FOR PEACE.
Fellow-citizens, ' the time has
come when' we should have peacef
and peace as a reality., ' lhe wild
Indians on the plains can teach
these men wisdom and statesmanship.-
Laughtor and applause.
Tho Camanches, Arrapahoes, tho
Apaches, even the wildest Indians
of the plains, after they have been
at war, know better how to make
peace. (Laughter.) They come
together, they lay down their woap
ons of warfare, bury tho tomahawk
and smoko tho pipo of poaco; they
shako hands and say we aro friends
not enemies, and poaco ia mado.
And yet, fellow-citizens, has it
como to this, that, in this nine
teenth . century, enlightened
men, : with the history of tho
wholo world before us, professing
to bo Christians and to know states
manship, when war is over and
blood has ceased to flow, wo do not
know enough to shako hands and
make peace? Havo we not at tho
North already suffered enough in
this terriblo civil war ? How many
hundreds and thousands of our
fathers, Bons and brothers havo laid
down in premature graves ? Whero
is the household which has no va
cant chair? Whero is tho father
whoso son has . not fallen or beon
wounded in this terriblo Btrifo ?
Have wo not sufferod enough ? Is
it not enough for me that I havo
been called to look into tho grave
ot my eldest son a saennco in this
terriblo struggle? : Can I ask for
more? Because I havo sufferod
shall I givo vent to no feelings but
thoso of vengeance? Shall pity,
shall Christianity, shall generosity,
shall magnanimity no longer dwell
in tho human bosom? And havo
not the people of tho South suf
fered beyond all description?
Their sons, too, havo perished, but
not like ours, in a causo which has
triumphed; but in a causo which
has failed and forever overwhelmed
with ignominy and defeat. Their
country has been ravaged by war.
Fire and arson have swept it every
where. If you follow in that broad
black track of forty milosin width,
of Sherman's march through the
South, do you not soo enough in all
tho misery which has arisen there
to satisfy even thoso who cry "Ven
geance Woe to the Conquered I"
(Applause.) I know, eir, there
have boon times in tho midst of
this conflict, while tho war was
raging, when I havo boon called to
urgo my countrymen to tho tern
bio struggle, when I, too, have giv
en utteranoo to feelings of vindic
tiveness, almost of unutterable
vengeance against tho rebellion
and its authors. , But when tho war
is over, when they surrender, when
they say we give it up, when they
say wo havo louglit it, out to the
bitter end, when they say wo have
appealed to the God of Battlos, and
the God of Battles has decided
against us, we mako no further
struggle; when they bond .before
our conquoring power, in my heart
can I find it to say to my country
men:, "Strike them again." (Ap
plause.) No, sir 1 Whocanetriko
a fallen foo? (Hoar, hoar, and
cheers.)
The Interrupter, liko a hen With Its head
cut off, gave an expiring flop. Said ho,
tlDothcy say that?"
Mr.Doolittle Certainly thoy say that.
Governor Orr, of South Carolina, said itln
a speech the gentleman should learn by
heart. (Great cheering.) Governor Aik
en says lr, Stephens says It, all of them say
It. There is not a rebel soldier' w ho has
surrendered who docs not say it, and the
gentleman never saw one and never heard
of one, nor of a single rebel ollicer who
docs not say It. And If any one has do
nied it, It was perhaps some of thoso men
who remained at home, who did not go to
tho war, who neither fought themselves,
nor sent their children to fight (voice,
"Never had any") somo of thoso men who
have never been mode to feel tho war iu
all its power, mav ho thoso complaining
one3 at the South, just as we have complain
ing ones of tho same sort at tho Norland
they may say a thousand things; but 1
have yet to hear ot the first soldier or the
first bfllcer of tho rebel army, who docs not
say that the fought until they were sat
isfied. (Applause.)
When tho war of blood Is over, then
there arises a moral wasfaro. Our warfare
with tho South is now a warfare of opin
ion, and in a moral warfare what weapons
are the strongest ? Magnanimity and gen
erosity. Love Is stronger than hatreds
You can conquer your enemy in a moral
warfare more by magnanimity, generosity
and affection than by harsh words, ven
geance and denunciation. (Cheers.) Such
is tho doctrine of Christianity, taught by
our Savior two thousand years ago. Such
are tho teachings of all statesmanship.
Napoleon even, who was the great model
of a conqueror, declared the moment that
a victory was won that there were no more
enemies. Enemies cease when viotories
aro wou. They are then to be treated as
our friends and our fellow-citlzeus. In
conclusion, I will bring to you the illus
tration which I used once on a former oc
casion: When Latium rebelled 'against
Home, and was subdued by her enemies,
the question came, What shall be done with
Latium and the people of Latium f "Make
them our fcllow-cituens," said the great
Camfllus; "and thus add to the glory and
the power of Rome !" (Cheers.)
At the close of Senator Doolittle's able
speech, the President called for three cheers
for the orator, which were given with a
wL
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[For the Vinton Record.
Our "Secretary" versus "Potts."
Dickers never knew our Secretary at
least, we don't think ha did. lie never -read
the Vinton Eecord at least, his name
doesn't apfear on the subscription list.
Neither of these tilings Is calculated to
raise the reputation of Dickens. Still, ire
don't llaino him. It Is LU misfortune
rather than his fault. Hut, with both these
disadvantages, he has mado one otjils im
mortal characters to bo heretofore consid
ered supremo In that ipccialty which now
elniuis our Secretary as its master. .
Potts immortal l'otts a rival appears
to contest thy empire ! Thero shall be fair
play. Tho scepter held by theo 10 long,
shall not bo stolen. The lists shall bo
cleared and justice be done. Tho "Eaten
swill Oazette" against tho dark corner of
the Vinton Record I Fotta, tlra immortal,
against our Secretary I
Tho efforts of native genius cannot ho too
highly prized. This feeling of local pride,
highly commendablo in Itself, will make it
somewhat dilllcult for tho rcailcrsof this
paper to Judgo dispassionately us to tho
literary merits of tho two rivals, and to de
cide, If necessary, against tho "prldoof the
vlllago." Still, wo willingly submit tho
question of their literary merit, asking for
rotts, a careful perusal. Tho writings of
our Secretary aro too well known to war
rant reproduction : "Shakespearo never re
peats." And, besides, ear blood has scarce
ly ceased to tingle from tho effects of his
thrilling words.
From the writings of Totts wo will tako
a single literary gem. It will answer as
well as pages, toexhlblt tho beauty and
genius of his mind, and the literary excel
lence which has mado him lainons.
Wo regret that there aro no effusions of
thoso inspired wrltors on tho earao subject. '
Potts undoubtedly belonged to tho Union
party. His stylo proves it. Wo havo noth
ing, however, from him on tho question of
reconstructing tho negro. Wo must tako
tho gems that havo descended to posterity.
After all It Is hut a question of literary
merit.
Bo silent that ye may hear."
"Tho Independent Is still dragging on a
wretched and- lingering career, abhorred
and despised by oven tho few who aro cog
nizant of its mlscrablo and disgraceful ex
istence ; stifled by tho very filth It so pro
fusely scatters; renderod deaf and blind
by the exhalations ot IU own ellmo, tho ob
sccno Journal, happily unconscious of its
degraded state, is rapidly sinking beneath
that treacherous mud, which, while It seome
to givo It a firm standing with the low and
debased classes of society, Is, nevertheless,
rising audio its detested head, and will
speedily engulf it forever."
Wo offer tho abovo as a fair sample
Many other extracts from tho pea ot thia
eclobrated pcrsonago might bo given, but
it is not necessary. In this yon havo lis
stylo, his diction, himself. It only now re
mains to compare it with tho lato ant)
wcll-remcmbered effusions of our Becreta
ry. It would bo useless to givo you ex
tracts when you know them so well. But,
do not bo led by carelessness, ftr by tho
hurry of your enthusiasm, to do the Secre
tary au injustice Cast your mlnd'a cyo
back and tell us, If "brevity be tho soul of
wit," Is not our Secretary witty t And,
then, the severe scorn, the stern virtue, tho
withering sarcasm, the reaching for the of
fices, simply that tho olllccs might be bet
tered, the gushing patriotism, tho Interm
inable scntonccs, tho IMckwicklan romarka
and l'ecksnlluan morality, tho vigor and
terseness of stylo, tho compactness of tho
scntcnces,and the brilliancy of tholhoughta,
which combine, In such wonderuu propor
tions, to make up tho pure literary gems
which havo their setting in tho dark cor
ner of tho Vinton ltecord I
Toudcr and compare well before you de
cide. Let no local prejudices mako you
swerve ono hair-breadth from Justice, in
your dcslro to reward native gonlus.
Wo havo our opinion. It can do no harm
to express it. We may bo partial tho in
fluences against which wo havo warned
you may have effected us our native prido
may havo warped our Judgement we dout
know we think
Tho Secretary stands olono I"
QUILL.
The Radicals in some of tho States open
ly declare themselves in favor of negro suf
frage. Tiiat is the great issue in the pend
ing campaign Wilson, the disunion can
didate for Congress, is squarely on their
platform, and is commlttcddircctly to all
their pernicious doctrines. Freemen of
Adams county, will you voto for Wilson
and negro suffrage ? reoplo's (Adams co.)
Defender.
Wuex a soldier, however gallant ho may
have been in tho ranks of tho army has
reason enough left to see tho pernicious re
sults attending the operations of the Rad
ical party, and has courage to abandon it,
and como into the ranks of the'Dcmocrac
party, and work for the accomplishment of
the restoration of the Union in a practloal
manner, he is at once denounced Sa a cow
ard and a traitor.by tho mendacious radical
press. '
Wilson, the disunion candidate ifor Con
gress, is on the Radical platform, and ap
proves of all their doctrines. . Of course he
is In favorf striking the word iiito"
out of tho Constitution of Ohio. Every
voto cast for him U a ballot In favor of ne
gro suffrage and negro equality. . ; ; :
The Record fJr the campuign. 40c.

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