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WALLACE'JE. BItATTOJf;
-' At Jkattou's UuiUHrig, East of tlwj
i' nod c:bourtIU)ugCs-o-: ..r r ;::
Jrfciqis OF r SUBSCRIPTION
.OheehW .'!.'.'; 1 $'fiO
Jfobt ufalhsj:.i . um-.a ; v.Vl TltH)
IWonUu, , j... . ; , j.'i 150
Payment in advance lu all cases. ',
BRADBURY & MARK,
ATTOItXEYS AT LAW, 1
'''.' ' -J. :. i . K
flic Arthur, Vinton County, OIi lo,
'.,.! .... . ,t ., i : ..
XTrjLL ttcinI'Wmplj to all IwInosseH
if trusted to their care, In Vinton and A'h
ensoounties. , ... pl25tl' .
H OR! EH C. .JO NES
l iriATTOItNEY AT LAWi ;
M6Akhurl'''Vtnion Comity, Qhio
W2(L Attend prbrpptly to business entrnit
, e4 to bie ore. f .. joHm4
e.: a.; b ratton"
A T T O It N E Yi- A T L A W,
McArtlnir, Vinton County, ' Ohio,
1 1 - 3 " ( '" - - . ,
W It! attend toalllcfenl buslnosB Intrusted
lo his euro In Vinton ,Aihors, Jackson,
lions, Hooking, andadjoiningcounlltB. l'artlc
n In r attention g!von to tlie collection of soldiers
cfiitms for ponnicns; bounties, arfears of pay,
te, ufninit He,U ? or Ohio, inUudii ft 11 or.
pan raid claims. juna g.jf,
jOsipHMcpoWELL
f :i . ATTORNEY AT LAW- :.:.
wwkm. PRAnniiRT.
L WIM.1AM MARK.
AM)
ilVtary . P u bl I jc,
DErUTY 'Collector ;of Inlornnl Kovonne.
Oillca ovor Thox. 15. Duvi & Son' seoio.
Jtulu street MeArthur, Ohio.' auglGni3
If'1 . 'l - r-
Jt.'CONSTlILE,
, II. A. C0NSTII1.E.
Allien, o'
Constable and Constable,
ATTOBNEYS AT LAW.
McAitlutr; - - . Ohio,
lITJLL attend promptly '.to ull businoHn in-
V trusted to tlioir caro. In Vinton and Alli
oii donation, or liny of tlie courts of tbo 7th
Judicial dint, and lu Die Circuit courts of the
U. 8. forthe Southern ilintrictof Oiiio. Claim
ngiilutt the Government, pensions, boui.ty uiiu
back pay collected. " jun4tf
TACinRALp" M A YO, "
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
McArthur, Vilitoh Couhlx', Ohio,
WILL attend promptly to all logul lnlnef
entrusted to him. . Olllco in Court IIoiiho,
Mqj;tiinr,Ohio. , ; juno, V-tf.
BACK PAVrBOUJVTY 1L) FEASIOXS
Will bo collected promptly by ''
1 Hduaril A. JtraHoii, -
iri': 1 " ! --':': -.MAivturft'j' -atiw'
AXLVoMio'rs-,! lio ti l)y''l4r,'entflJod: 16
,Buk J'uy , li. unity mid IViihiimy, und will
own', fatliera, nlntliers; lifotliurA, und i-isiorn of
dccoHfcd aoldiuri cluiua will bo pn mplly ut
tended to. j J 2iill-
PENSIONS cC- BOUNTY I
I .WILI.collcet tbo 10tk adJitiiitinl Bounty
granted by Congrta to canalize bounty;
Uo, Inurmixcd prntjuiia to wiiluwn and children
of (.'cceimuA wihli'jrs, and all oilier clnl ms.
. Call on rne at my ollice over Thos. H. Davie
&, Son'a ,itore, Main atrcot, McArllmr. 'liio.
' !Higll)in8 ' JOSKl'll J. MclJUWELtj..
'liack-rl'ay Bounty & Pcnxiom.
i H. C7J 0N ES
l Late Captain l.lil). V. 1.1
Altcluls iroiiiUy lo the t'ollcctioH
i " , . OK i . !,
UACK-PAV, BOUNTl ami I'KX.SIOXS.
,'pJR.MS , REASONABLE.-OKHf'K Lf.gnn
J siroot, North of J, K. Will' residence
MeAr'Imr, U. , -.. july 12.H mo.
a. w. j. xv o l t z,
nKALut ir and ni:rAin nor
". WATCHES, CLOCKS,
J E W.EL RY,
. Aim
Musical Instmments,
flicLDERT'd lCILDIN0.1 . . :
iMoAUTlIUlJ, -., - - Ohio.
DKVOIJ & CO.IIPAINY,
83, and 83, Pearl Street, Up Stairs,
' C I X C I X K A T I, Ohio.
OFKEU TO MILL1NEU8 and MtUClIANTS
an unaaually rich a'-ortihuut of ,
MILLINERY GOODS
At L'owRt Niw Y'ons I'kices. Wo alsi rnan
ufucturo CLO AKS .
In nil lha NkW PATiinsa.; Special attonlion
will; bo given to F1LL1NU t'UDEUS for persons
. who cannot visit the city,
i ': t?Art j jjood ecntodordei rnay bo roturned
if not ratisfactory to the boyoi .
. , ' DEVOU & CO.
aglfimS ' 83 E5 Ptarl St., np stain.
D E N T I S TRY.
i c ,
I WOULD respectfully Inform tho people that
lam permanently located In .inckson, C H.,
" ,t 'bid; where I can at' all times be found fully
v 'tfrporod to meet all tbe demands1 of my pro-.-,'fejBion.
Charges reasonable and work; war
f rnUd. Jy5 S. T. B000ES8, Deiltlst.
Sot.
I-
ItOOFING.
-i T,0"8 T8?3 to DBili downdapted to
, X House, 1 aotdries, ud buildings of all kinds
- i-eonitrnoted of materials that have stood the
.. tort of fifteen years, and manufactured on an
entirely d1fTerent and better plan than any oth
Jir composition rooflh in use. Secured by pat
enUVory durable and at low price.- Circn--laTB
and samples sent free by maiL Xiberal
'"terinito agents. ' -' Hsnf Boevixe Co., j
) 4un7 j n No. 73 MaidcdXanej New York. 1
"MvettiWin the KECOKD."
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VQL.vi:::: -aC" MttKTHUB; VINTON CQUNIt. OHIO, SEPTEMBER G,
111
NOb oY
I860.
McAKTlIIJlty OHIO i
TttUKSDAY, V- SEPT-' tt, 18(50.
Showing Their Hand.
lion. Horace :Mayriard', 'of Tofi
nessee, ipade a spQecli at Athens,
in that State, on tho 21st inst. in
which he aitl: ' ;'
"I am an Abolitionist, an J have
always been one. I was accused
of being one when I first 'emigra
ted to this State, The charge was
just; I was full and running over
with Abolitionlspi, but I denied it
for policy's sake. 1 "am. proud to
day that I have been classed among
that persecuted set,' and deem it
the highest: compliment- tcTbe de
nounced as such. And I tell you,
gentlemen, that in a' short time all
this complaint-, about negro equal
ity will bo done away with. Some
months since aud it was said -that
the nogio would not be suffered to
testify in your courts that his oath
.would not be granted him. But
how Stands matters to-day? lie is
not only permitted, to testify in
your courts i with impunity, but
thero is every evidence that he will
soon be on a social equality with
the white man in your State. Yes,
gentlemen, in a short time ho will
marry and intermarry in your fam
ilies. It is a little objectionable
to-day, but j'ou will booh got oyer
this, and the persecuted negro will
be welcomed to your parlors. This
will be the result of political and
social changes of the next few
months." '
The lion, gentleman, acknowl
edges ho played tho hypocrite for
policy's sake, just as many North
ern candidates for Coiigress are now
doing, who deny they are for negro
suffrage., liy means of this, hypoc
ricy the lJadicals expect to carry
the next Congress. Maynard tells
what the liadicals expect from suc
cess in the approacliing Congress
ional elections. lie says. "tho re
sult : of the political and social
changes, of tho next, few months
will bo" what? . uTlic negro, in a
short ihnc, will marry and inter
marry in your fahlU'e.n "It is a lit
tle objectionable to-day ',"he proceed,
"but you will soon get over this,
and the persecuted negroes will bo
icelcomed in your parlors" Po
litical and social equality of the
two races is tho real xlatform of
the lltidicals. Maynard states it
clearly. It is put out of sight hero
and thero to suit special localities ;
but success at the polls will make
it public evenvhere.
General J. 13. Maorider. The
Houston Telegraph Las good au
thority for stating that General Ma
gruder will return to the United
Slates shortly, and become a good
loyal citizen thereof. Tho Tele
graph says :
"We hope the old gentleman will
make up his mind to settle down,
with his family, in Texas. Thou
sands of hearts would great them
warmly, lhe State owes a debt of
gratitude to the old man which
she can never pay. Had it not
been lor his able management of
his little forces during the war, the
return of peace would not have
found a silver spoon, a finger-ring,
or a silk dress in the State; and its
whole vast extent would have been
plowed with desolation, from stem
to stern. . This none can gainsav
who had a just comprehension of
tlie situation that was. .-'
"Since the downfall of the Con
federacy the old warior has' lived
in poverty and exile. Wo would
be proud to grasp his manly hand
once more."
Tub Radicals charge the President
with attempting to have rebels ad
mitted to Congress. This is false,
and they know it 1 The President
wants none but those who can take
the test oath admitted, but he does
insist that Southern Union men
shall' be. Why not stick to the
truth?-; - '
Is every Congressional district of
Ohio, where the Abolitionists have
held' ; Congressional Conventions,
they have nominated ultra Eadi
cals, who jare in favor, of negro suffrage-
and : keeping the .Southern
States out. of, tho Union. i;.Let the
people bar this fact im mindi, - f .
Questions to a Jacobin Member of
Questions to a Jacobin Member of Congress.
The following questions, whicli,
as we learn trom the Clermont (O.
Sun, liave been put to the Jacobi
member of Congress from that di
trict, Mr. K W. Clarke,' are equal,
applicable : elsewhere. They ar
put by the "boys in blue,": and ,W9
Bhouldlike to have Mr.' John Tl
Wilson, and bur so-called "Unioiv
County Ticket, answer them as well
as Mr. Clarke, , ,f : ...
. "Hon. Rj W; Clarke Dear '. Sir
"Will . you be so kind: as to givtix
plicit answers , to . those interroga
tions. By so doing you will cdnfer
a favor on the "boj-a in bluow.V
Wayne Township. . . ; ,11
"1. Dq you indorse the law that
exemptsthe bondholder from pac
ing taxes on said bonds, while wi
boys have to pay tho taxies, at least
our portion, after! serving to pnt
down' the rebellion .While1 yoi
bondholders remained at home ci
joying ease and comfort ?, '- A
. "2. Are you in fovor of tho ne'
grocs exercising 'the right, of suit
rage with us ? V If not, why did voi
vo.te for such a law in tho District
of Columbia ? ' ' ,. . - y '
'3. Will you bo bo kind 'as to
tell us how muih money you ' and
tho party to which you belong vo
ted to keep and support tho negroes
in the South, and who pay tho tax
es for that purpose? , t
u4. ' How much money havo you
voted for the benefit of tho poor
white soldiors, their widows and
orphans?
"5. How much money havo you
and your party voted to the negro,
if any, and how nnich to the white
man? Pleaso explain fully. ;'
"6. Will j'ou be so kind ns to
explain why your pnrty Voted thehl
selves and you ?2,000 extra pay for
a few months service each year,
and at the saino time only voted
$100 to the "boys in blue", for throe
years' exposure, toil and peril, and
50 for two years' service ? 1 . ;.v "
"7. ' As VOU nrofess to be a Meat
friend to the soldiers,1 will yorj. ex
piciui wnjr yuur nexvices are.so.
much more valuable' than' theirs
that you must have $5,000 per year,
and they only about $200 ? Would
it not have been more patriotic in
you to have taken the $100, and
have given tho "boys" 82,000?
"8. Are you in favor of tho pro
posed Constitutional amendment?
Please explain it full): Is it not
the intention, as far as possible, to
place the negro on a level with the
white man ?
"9. As you stayed at homo and
enjoyed your case and made money
while Colonel Howard was battling
to put down the rebellion and
your friends have voted you 85,000
extra pay for two years' service
would it not be patriotic in you to
declino in favor of Colonol How
ard, and let him go to Congress ?
'S. J. SCOTT. Co. G. O. V. I.
".I. Y. WAIXHimiT, Co. V. O. V. I.
MAMKS l'ALMKK, Co. 1-'. O. V. I.
'01' KX II. 1SIIAM. Co.G, 0. V. I.
"AMOS LITTLK, Co. G, O. V. I.
MA M KS A. 11 KiiCK Co. G, 1 t O. V. C.
'KOBKirrFl'LLKlLjN Co.G, 89 O.V.I
"ISAAC STOUDKlt, Co. K, O. V. I."
An Exception to the General Rule.
Senator Pomeroy, of Kansas, re
cently had a public reception at
Atchison. The speech of welcomo
was delivered by Hon. John J. In
galls, who, in the course of his' re
marks, said:
"In an era . of corruption, and
profligacy without parallel in tho
annals of crime, when honesty was
a byword, when infidelity in reli
gioiij bribery in politics, and perfi
dy in private affairs, .seemed to
have paralyzed socity and poisoned
its pure streams at their fountain
head, they Pomeroy's constitu
ents have beheld you with an un
tarnished reputation, . which even
your enemies havo not dared to in
suit," . - .
. Tho St. Louis Republican says
that is sweet on Pomeroy, but
rather hard on the Radical party.
Who Retarded tub' War. It
has been, charged that the Democ
rats were responsible for the pro
longation Of the war. ' We are now
getting at the truth of the matter.
A red mouthed radical by the name
of Samuel G. Carey recently said
in a speech at Indianapolis, "that
the successful ending of the war
was retarded at least one year by
Whisky that drunken Captains,
Colonels and Generals, presided
over by a drunken Congress, wero
responsible for. the uselesa . slaugh
ter of .thousands of brave meiu" ,
PHILADELPHIA.
VOICE OF THE BOYS IN BULE.
Ecmcrvlfulto Hie South
JoU 1th the iMiipty word hi your inoutli,
. But merciful be let your actions tell
To tho men who were beaten, but fought
so well ;
Eo merciful to the South !
Bo pnu-lotiii ro the South,
Gentlo in deed and lu word of mouth :
i'or iio craven bruud ou tho forehead
tdiloes
Of thq men who met us in volleying
' ' . linea, -.
! . And fought for tho flag of tlie South.
.' ' : ' i ' ' ! T . : .
Be tender ml Just to the tfouth,
rorftmlne,-ftiut.' daughter, tiiul liungetyfma
drouth,
They have Hnfl'ercd, who inatlo sueh a
jtallnnt lllit
l or a cause that was wrouc-but they
thought was right
Do just to tho South I
- 15oJuntHntibo8oniethlnrlnoiV.
Now that tho hot days of biilllu me o'er;
. i'or brothers wo Were lu tho glorious
Anil brotliers ngaln wo must lie at last
Be merctful to the South t
Wo are all here onco more,
Tlie terrible tlayg of our eonilh t o'ei f
Ami again the Old Flag lloaU ehito
' O'er the eapltol Uoino of each sister
State
. lu thy East, North West, and South !
Let us Join hamis once nioiv,
Kcnewing the vows that our lathers
swore;
Forgetting nil Ftrife, savo tho lessons it
taught,
And meeting as reconciled brotliers
reconciled North and South.
Error.. on both sides Were,
But for these they are past, anil wc hare
. ' . .no care:
. Let a sjiougo glulo over tho hideous
years
Of terror and bloodshed, havoc and
tears,
' Dividing the North ami South. .
One destiny holds us yet,
n c navo coniniom hones and a common
debt;
For England was false to us both alike,
' And tigalnst lier power, with Btrong
: .' nrms, should strike
. The reconciled North mid South.
Oli, 'tis a glorious hour,
That-loins us Hgalir In imperial power!
And long o'er tho laud of tho free and
, . . brave
May the pine and palmetto united wave
" 'lt emblems of North and South I - -'
. " ' " .. . . .
""'Agaln, llko two parted frlohds,
With our quarrel fought out, tho ' hatretl
' ends;' .-
And none more welcomo tills happy day
Thau the Hoys in Blue and tho JJoys in
Gray.
Who fought for tho North and the
South.
MILES O'HEtLLY, his X mark
Late Private 47th X. Y. Vol. Infantry.
The Last Surrender. It has
been thought that the last of Gen
eral Lee's army had made its final
surrender long ago ; but this was
hot so. On Wednesday, four Con
federate soldiers, with names and
discriptivo lists as follows: Anthony
Monkits, Company E, Fifty-second
Georgia Infantry, Third Aramy
Corps, Army of Northern Virginia;
Thomas Wells, do,; James Brin
berier, do.; and Alien Tewksberry,
Forty-third Louisiana, do.; entered
Petersburg, Va,,witli their muskets
and accoutrements, stacked arms
in front of head-quarters, sent in
word that they were tho remnant
of tho Army of Northern Virginia,
and that they wished to surrender
upon tho conditions accorded to
tho main body. They represented
that after the Appomattox Court
house fight they Wero "cut off," and
to surrender, hid themselves in a
cave on tho banks of tho Appo
mattox River, some miles from Pe
tersburg, and havo subsided ever
since upon fish from tho river,
corn, "stray pigs caught away from
their mothers," and whatever they
could gather by scouring the coun
try:.' At length, learning from a
colored man that the Confodracy
was certainly "gone up," they
thought better of their first de
termination, and accoodingly gave
themselves up. They wero very
ragged and filthy, but the citizens
furnished them with now suits, and
the commandant, who was amused
at tho. incident, sent them off lo
their homes rejoicing. ' '
The ' President has ascertained
that 60lne of the Chicago appli
cants for office wero in tho habit of
talking Johnson to him and Radi
calism at home, and so he has de
termined to make no appointments
for Chicago until he has unques
tionable,., evidence that ho is ap
pointing friends and not mere pre
tenders. '; The Federal office hold
ers who' shall either directly or in
directly labor to promote tho elec
tion qf tho Radicals will secure for
themselves decapitation. On that
they can absolutely and rightlully
COUnt.,,, ' A',i ': I ; j -i, j
"Brick" Pomeroy on Parson
Brownlow.
Wc clip the following "mild" ar
ticle from tho La Crosse Demo
crat: Low Parson Brownlow Preach
er Brownlow Minister Brownlow
of Tennessee 'Calls President
Johnson a dead dog. If so, Brow n
low is bravo enough lo a I lax: k him.
And if Johnson is a dead dog, who
would not rather bo in his place
than bear tho namo of Brownlow.
tho reeking, cowardly, red-mouthed
radical, lecherous, treacherous,
ranting, praying, blaspheming
Carved lava of hell, now Billing ub
Governor of Tennessee! In nil
tlio annals of sinners, whelp, hyp
ocrites, dissemblers, lunatics, black
guards, and blood-loving hyenas of
humanity wo know not one so sat
urated with halo and brimslono as
this lantern-jawed slruuturo dirni-
lied in sarcasm with tlie mam of
man. Who is Brownlow ? llo is a
reckless radical adventurer. Ho is
an ordained minister of tho gospel.
Ho is an illegitimate child of hell,
let. loose on speculation. Ilo is a
blasphemous old tyrant a drunk
en politician a dishonest Govern
or a bigger traitor at heart than
ever was old John Brown, Thad.
Stevens or any other of that corps
of Union haters, llo is a minister
without religion. A preacher
without a convert. A Governor
without brains, lie has a tonguo of
a bedlamite of hell a heart with
out mercy ho is an adventurer
without bravery a rascal without
discrotion a libertine without
taste or decency a sinner without
tho least show for heaven a ill ah
with a heart of a fiend a brute by
instinct a ruffian by nature a
blackguard by profession a hypo
crite certain of hell a foul, nasty,
reeking soro on tho political mass
of corruption to which ho belongs,
a stigma, a disgrace, an insult, a
byword and a reproach to the
list of Governors of American
States. When he prays it la to the
devil. When he 6ings it is a drun
ken raving Of a fiend. When he
indorses it is. to damn... When he
loves it is td destroy. - When he
speaks it is to insult. When he in
terferes it is to blacken. When he
smiles it Is to hide sdrno of the
deep and diabolical villanies his
blasphemous soul is ever planning.
There is not'a devil In Pluto's do
minions but is more of a true
christian, thero is not an ourang'
outang in the world but is more of
a statesman, there is not a beast in
the forest but is more lovable,
thero is not a murderer in the land
but 13 more innocent, there is not
afish-woinan in all the Billingsgate
district but is less of a blackguard,
there is not a lost soul in hell but
is moro of a saint, there is not a
name in tho history of traitors but
is moro patriotic, there is not a
warty, sweaty, slimy toad in all the
dungeons of tho world but is
sweeter, purer and moro attractive
than Parson Governor Blackguard
Brownlow, the ranting, lunatic, rad
ical whelp of tho devil now acting
as Governor ofTenncssee. Should
Butler, Stanton and Brownlow
reach hell tho samo day wo should
havo tho devil on earth at once, for
either of tho above named excrcs
enecs are moro fit to rob, torture
nnd destroy than all the salahio
fiends of hell acting in concert.
Republican Love for the Soldier.
Wo should think lhe Republi
ans of Ohio would blush to the
eyes when anything is said about
their love of tho soldier. We don't
opino that thero ever was a class
of greater hypocrites than the
leaders of tho Republican parly.
That tho masses have an earnest
and unsollish regard for them, we
do not doubt, but that matters not.
They have but little to do with the
wire-working of a convention.
They are pelted for their votes
that's all. At lhe Republican Con
vention held at Columbus on July
the 21st nit., a dozen or more of
soldiers woro candidates for the
offices but they wero slaughtered
ill the house of their professed
frionds. Yes, their vylsst't
friends. It is all in profession.
The wily, intriguing, wireworking;
tliimblo-rigging, double dealing
and grasping civilian political dem
agogues cheated the soldiers out of
tho offices.
. ; Tho Democrats, who hold with
the evangelist, that faith, without
work, is dead, nominated a bravo
soldier for Secretary of. State, a
true soldier for Judge of Supremo
Court, aud only ono civilian al
though a splendid man. In the
11th District, the Democracy havo
ADVEItTISINO T Lit MS.
One squares te ii line ,'i .! a . j. $1 M
Each additional Insertion, . . ' 40
CnnK per rear, ten lines, 8 OO
Notices of Executors. Admlnistm-
tors and Guardians, 2 OO
Attachment notices before J. J', . . 2 0O
Local notices, per line, lO
Yearly ndvertisinenti win be chnrged
$00 in r column, and at porportlonato
rates for less than a column. Faj ablo hi
advaueo .
nominated the gallant soldiei, Col.
Oscar F. Moore, for Congress.
Thus it is, that while I ho Demo
crats make but few professions,
they arc always doing, whilo tho
Republicans, al ways
[Adams Co.
Defender.
Defender. Death---Assassination---Murder.
ST. LOUIS Aug. 30, 1866.
Samuel Plant, a prominent and
influential merchant of this city,
died this evening of typhoid fever.'
The Radicals allenlpled lo assas
sinaloJas. A. Spellman, a popular
and re peeled citizen ol Texas
Cotlnty, in this State, tm tho llh
insl. Spellman had committed no
oilier oflen.se than making a speech
at a Conservative meeting. For
this ho was w aylaid and shot by
two assassins, members of the Un
ion League, who, it is believed,
were deputized lo do the deed.
Spellman was dreadfully wounded
by Iho shots, but w a.i not dead at
the last accounts. A short time
before, the Radicals, arnied wilh
shot-guns and revolvers, bloke up
a Conservative meeting in tho same
county.
J. 0. Stone, merchant of Dover,
Tenn., had been traveling in tho
South, and camo to tho city in
company wilh a friend, a day -or
two ago, from Tennessee. He hud
S.'J,l)i)0, which ho had tied around
his leg for safe-keeping. On ar
riving here, this' friend introduced
hinl lo a man named Williams, with
whom he bccalno ilitimate. Will
iams accompanied him lo various
places in tho city, and ascertained
that he had a considerable stun of
money. On yesterday afternoon
Stone and Williams took a walk in
tho Northern part of tho city, and,
when in a secluded place, Williams
drew a pistol and shot Stone in tho
back of- the head, and then took
his mony and made his escape.
Abuse of the Franking Privilege.
. The Postmaster. General has sent
a communication to Congress, call
ing attention to tho abuses of the
franking privilege in the uso of
franks of members by claim agents,
patent agfeate,1 eter Tho Postmua-ter-General
says that this abuse has
become a serious evil, lessening
eonsiderftldv f.firt rihstnl frivnnpa
and bringing reproach upon the
department. The Postmaster Gen
eral is powerless to remedy this
evil while membels of Congress
permit their clerk or other persons
to write their names on envelone
and use) or prevent the use of fac
simne stamps, neither ol which
has the sanction of tho law. Case3
are cited where a senator intrusts
all his franking to a vide ; whero'
patent agents send their circulars
under frank of a member of Con
gress, and a caso where a clerk in
ono of tho Departments forms out
the franks of three several mem
bers oi Congress. OutsiJo of tho
report wo hear where a member of
uongress sells Ins lrank. The re
port was referred to the House
committee on Postoflices and Post-roads.
A Shot at Dead Ducks.
The President has again fired a
shot into the "Dead Duck party,'
and that loo at a time when it was
just about to emcrgo from its'ditli
cullies, by tho endorsement of tho
Amendment lo the Constitution,
which several Speakers at the Re
publican Slate Convention, said
tho President would not oppose; yet
ho has oome out in a message,
which wo publish, and' says he is
not in favor of if. This puts the
Abolition party in opposition to
the President, aud tho great ques
tion now is, shall the doctrines of
Thadeus Stevens, aud tho Congress
that voted for the enfranchisement
of the negroes in tho District of
Cclumbia, be endorsed,, or shall tire
States be again allowex to resume
their proper relations to the Gov
ernment. Tho Union party of Ohio says it
is in favor of tho action of Con
gress. Tho Democrats snpport
Johnson's policy. Ono says the
Union shall not bo restored until
wo have the negroes lo vole'. .
The other says we aro in favor of
tho immediate restoration of the'
Union. .... ,. i..
We learn that Col. T. W. rIIig
gins, of Piko county,' heretoforo' u
prominent and active Republican,
addressed a meeting at Waverly a
few days since, ratifying the' action
of 'the Philidclphia Conventiori
Ile is an earnest supporter of Pres
ident Johnson's policyl ,'' Nearly all
the "boys in blue'! ate ; bitter ',1if
their opposition,' to tlie . Radicals'!.';

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