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GREEN COUNTY UNION TICKET. To Our Boys in the Field.
Army iettera of general interest will always
find a place in our columns.
We will be glad to receive Bhort and well
written communications from our friends in the
different parts of the county. All communica
tions or letters will be addressed to the Xenia
Sentinel, or left at the ofliee.
To the Union Voters of Greene
Since my appointment as a member of the
Union Central Committee for Greene County,
on the 15th June, 18G3, 1 have co-operated with
said Committee, and on the 4th of July last, I
met ill a portion of said Committee inXenia,
bofore leaving on the can for Dayton, (to attend
a Mans Meeting on that day,) and directed that
my vote should be recorded against the calling
of a primary election, as I was then determined
to support the regular ticket as nominated by
the Convention held on the said 15th of June;
and I indorse all that has been done by said
T. W. OGDEN
Union Voters Attention.
The Union Central Committee for Greene
County, will meet in Xenia on Saturday the 39th
August, inst., at two o'clock P. M., for the pur
pose of arranging a series of meetings through
out the County. The appointment of speakers
fur such meetings, and fur the transaction of
other business for the wellfare of the Union
T. L. MORRIS,
J. A. SEXTON, Sec'y.
The Xenia Sentinel—Its Origin,
Object and Policy.
It is customary to put forth a Salutatory, in
the first issue of a newspaper, declaring its ori
gin, object, and policy. We are too' conservative
in sentiment to disregard so venerable a usage;
and we proceed to have an understanding with
our readers accordingly.
This paper has had its origin not in any expec
tation of making money, nor in any personal or
partisan vindictiveness, nor in the bad ambition
of any little clique of office seekers; but in the
quite rational desire of a large portion of the
people of Greene County to have the truth told
about a very plain and simple matter, The pop
ular sentiment demands fair play. The Union
party hid a right to expect that their County or
gan would show at least some slight symptoms
of candor and conscience in its assumed repre
sentation of their interests. They would hard
ly have thought it consistent with either his pro
fessional or his personal honor for the Editor of
the paper claiming to be their prgan, to carry
their regular nominations at the head of bis
columns as the legitimate ticket of the party
and at the same time do all in his power, by
silence, by connivance, by inuendo, by secret
sympathy and secret affiliation with bolters, to
defeat tint ery ticket. Yet suchjhas been the
course of the Editor of the Torchlight. And
though we regret the occasion of such personality,
it will be necessary to follow it out in some de
tail, since we have set about furnishing an ex
planation of this paper's origin.
When the present Editor of the Torchlight
came into the County, it was the practice to
nominate the party ticket by primary elections.
He proceeded at once to advocate in his paper a
return to the convention system. And mainly
through his efforts, urged strenuously and earn
estly, and backed by the influence which eon
trolled the County printing, the convention sys
tem was substituted fy that of primary glee
tions. Acting in conformity with his views and
in accordance with tlie wishes of those whom he
desired to continue in office, the Central Com
mittee appointed the IfominatUig Convention tor
this year to be held e.irly in the summer foi
the purpose, as was said, of having a thorough
canvass and of giving the soldiers an opportuni
ty to understand the merits; or for the purpose,
as was sus;iected, of taking the people unaware
and making a ticket for them before they should
have time to combine and make a ticket for
themselves. But the Convention was fairly elect
ed, fairly organized, and fairly conducted. This
the Editor of the Torchlight has never attempt
ed to deny; for the charge of fraud, trumpted up
(by hia defeated friends, was too puerile even for
lim w adopt or indorse. He could not see it.
.On the ontrhay, he placed at the head of his
editorial tojuians the ticket nominated bv the
conventions, announcing it as the "Greene County
itmon Ticktt, and thereby recognizing the
fairness of its nwcination.
But the next istie f his paperafter the Con
vention, instead of containing a frank and
Mianljr satement of what he knew to be the trou
4le, and a hearty, out-spoken commendation of
tlie ticket nominated, such as he knew it dserv
e 1, put up a pitiful jrail about disunion in the
Cnioa ranksj ToVjntted some very solemn ad
vice to everybody is gcuraj and nobody in par
ticular, and finally expressed the hoic that
' some plan would yet be dsvised fcv which we
coiild all go together." His lively hope has been
reiterated in nearly every issue since; but never
nie K'l'J iias he permitted to appear in advocacy
of any f tlie eaudiilates announced in his paper
s the "Gr ue .County Union Ticket." He com
mended the State Ticket LvarL'Iv. He has
spoken approvuigly of the Union nominal; W Ot
other Coautie s, in repeated instances. Certain
Federal appouitmenUhereabouthave been hail-'
ed by him with profuse outpourings of joy and
gratitude. Yet not one word, from the very
first if the timLI u!.;n. .i,.i.. - . . .
, iijr euivon&l ot its
uist issue ean not be construed into
tion not one word ha this organ of theGreeno
County Union party ever BttereJ io supp,lrl8
""""" names, at its editorial kd
U declarer to be the "Greene fourctf Union
1 tcket. h ay, it deroted nearly eu,,,, ;m.
mediately after the convention, to n ,l,-,...
of the claims and . eulogy T tt character of .
gentleman who bii submitted his claims to the
uecsion oi tr.t eov.mia.,, but whor the Con
ventioD, had K4 nominated, and who had there
fore boiled; yet never a syllable- for the man
tqwUlj Utmest, equally capable, whom the con-
" ""-uuiieu i nis stead, and whose
name therr nmM .i
- j . (uiioiieu as me one lt Ta8 .
in honor bound to support against all otaers
As further evidence that this Editor
is :n the interest of a clia .ttetr- , ,
handedly to defeat U will of r- "Jf
tis paper profess tow "8 "" f
i.. . c . .e orffan, but without
"ie coaw to fax r , -1
U aeeepwof . --"" eilher K,taeas
Commute, member3hiP in the cDtra
tion of ik' subsequent sudden declina-
i i same. A part of the Convention's
-jt& was to create a new Central Commit
e; and the Editor of the party organ was ap
pointed one of the members. He could have
peremptorily declined then and there. He did
not choose to do so; for perhaps he did not then
suspect what a pickle his pet candidates would
bolt him into. They came out with a card, de
claring that they would apply to the Central
Committee to set aside the action of the conven
tion, and to give them one more chance for
nomination. The Editor snuffed the dilemma
from afar. On the one hand, if he went with the
people and sustained the Convention, these bolt
ing office holders would withdraw their patro
nage from him, and their sympathizers would
frown him small. On the other hand, if he went
with the clique and voted as a Central Commit
tee man to annual the very power which had
made him a Central Committeeman, he would
stultify himself and scandalize the people. So,
for fear of giving offense either to the party to
which be was bound, or to the clique to which he
was sold, he all at once discovered that there
was "a political feud, dating back" &c, which
would incapacitate him from serving on the com
mittee, and forthwith tendered his resignation
tli rough his paper.
But this declination to commit himself pub
licly for the bolters, has not kept him from cau
cusing with them and doing all that he editorially
dare do to promote their schemes for dividing
the party and defeating the ticket. His columns
have been wide open to all their communica
tions; while articles in the interest of the regu
lar ticket he has coolly rejected. And yet he
"hopes that some plan may be devised by which
uvcan all go together I
But the mo3t disreputable transaction to which
be baa been a party in this connection, was his
issue of the two inside pages of tlie Torchlight
on a half sheet, three weeks ago. Some of our
readers will remember that one of these pages
contained a document in the interest of the bol
ters, ith a list of names appended, and the other
an article answering the false charges of that doc
ument, wgned by the thirty-two delegates who
constituted the majority in the Convention:
which article will be found in another column.
This latter article, together with an editorial re
ferring to it, was taken out of the form and other
matter substituted; and the two pages, with the
bolters' document retained, under the resmlar
heading of the Xenia Torchlight, were struck on
a halt sheet and distributed through the County.
And this was tlie Xenia Torchlight," the organ
of the Union party of Greene County. The or
gan of the party, forsooth, with the regular tick
et at its head, and the bolters' electioneering
bolus in its belly I If it had been just the two
inside pages of tlie Torchlight, without material
change, and with the delegates' article left in,
there might have been set up some slight plea of
decency for such organship; but, as it was, it
hardly possessed the virtue of British neutrali
ty : it recognized the bolters ae belligerents,
and carried on their contraband trade under tke
flag of the Union party. Still the Editor hopes
"that some plan may yet be devised by which
To get some such plan, into working shape,
various little schemes have been caucused by the
Torchlight Editor, Bolting Candidates & Co,
Editor being the silent partner of the firm. But
at length, for the furtherance of "some plan by
which we" tc, he has invested his whole capi
tal and published his active partnership in the
concern. Last week a modest little poster, sign
ed by sundry friends of the bolting office holders,
announced a mass meeting to be held at Xenia.
tor tne protessea purpose ot "devising some
plan by which" &c, but for the express purpose
of decrying the Copventlon and inaugurating
hostilities against the regular ticket. The
Torchlight Editor's name is among those ap
pended to the poster: and the document was
republished in the Torchlight, with an editorial
paragraph of approval.
Thus this Editor contpnancas and pets what he
is pleased to call "a wide-spread dUsatls&etiop
with the nominations," which dissatisfaction he
is well aware has no other foundation than the
bitter disappointment of certain gentlemen who
were profoundly astonished and unspeakably
scandalized that the people had the audacity to
decline to renominate them for office. And thus
he has consorted and compromised with a clique
of bolters, while his paper should have been, as
it professes to be, the organ of the will of the
party, as expressed through the legitimate chan
nel of a majority in Convention.
Such conduct on the part of the Editor who
pretends to the organship of the Greene County
Union party, has necessitated some means by
wtuco tne treacherous influence ot his paper
could be counteracted, and the secret and under
handed practices of his clique be showed up to
the people. Accordingly a company of persons
have made themselves responsible for the publi
cation of Tbe Xenia Sentinel. The Xenia Sen
tinel Company are the Editors and Proprietors.
They do not publish their pames, because they
are numerous and they dp not deem sucl) pub
lication saential. To any opjs, however, wljp
enough siterasted to have a right to know.
their names will be furnished on demand.
The object of Tlie Sentinel may be inferred
from th foregoing explanation of its origin. It
will advocate the Union party, in Nation, State,
and County, and will give no countenance to Se
cessionists in either. It will unpport with its might
the ticket placed at the head of its columns, and
will xot, as the Torchlight boasts it does, "giyp
each paftt a hearing," since it recognizes only
one Union party in the County, or Oountrv. A
disappointed and disaffected minority, determin
to "rule or ruin," shall not be admitted to be
pvty" fit to dictate term9 in County politics,
any more tlian ui tlie civil war of the Nation.
The policy of The sentinel will be to
treat all subjects with eagdpr ond all persons
with respect. Yet it will aim to U.M .he truth,
if the truth hurts, that is a pity for him whnm
hits. It will avoid personalities as much as
practicably; but where facts necessary to be
known complicate tjje mselves with persons, it
not withhold the facts c account of the per
sons. In fine, The Sentinel will ewUaror to be
(he Xenia Torchlight has so signally faiUJ ,
be, wa kjjnpst, disinterested, outspoken, in
dependent orgafl of f'jjj JJuion party of Greene
To the Union Voters of Greene
M iieceas. Cert un misstatements have been
niade concerning the nominations lately made by
our Uuioav Counts -Convention, in order to pro
mote the interests of certain men as bolting can
didates, who were defeated in the Convention,
the follow Big n spectfullr submitted, as a true
and impartial statement of the acts of said Con
ventioR, and of tl.e bolting candidates.
In tbe latter ipart of April, the Uniob Cen
tral Committee, composed of E. H. Hunger, E.
F. Drake, and C..W. Dewey, ( Joh M. Miller and
Daniel Lewis, being deceased) issued a call for
a delegate Ctmvei.Uou, to meet on the 15th duy
of June, 1 iC3, at Xenia, and then and there put
in nomination a County ticket, select delegates
tor the Union State Convention to be held at
Columbus; also for the Senatorial and Judicial
Conveauuns to be held respectively at James
town aad Morrow. Tbe call was quite unex
pected, as the Convention was to be held some
two months sooner than ordinary, and tlie time
tor campaigning being less than four weeks,
very short time, indeed, for opposition to suc
cessfully develope itself; as those in official po
sitions possess immense advantages by the Dele
gate Convention system, to whom it is most
peculiarly favorable. On the Saturday previous,
the 13th June, the people were to meet in the
different townships and select the delegates that
were to compose the Convention. The election
of delegates passed off, not without some
warmth, as a strong opposition had been deve!
oped, in spite of the unexpected call of the
Convention, and tbe shortness of the time. The
number of delegates to be furnished by Xenia
Township was sixteen, and it was universally
believed that the contest would be decided in
the choice of the delegates which the votes of
Xenia Township would make, insomuch as th
large number furnished by the township would
preponderate on which ever side they should be
cast. Consequently, considerable excitement
was manifested on the occasion, bnt no ill feel
ing more than is usually engendered in an ani
mated political contest. Tbe result of the con
test was that the "People's" or Opposition ticket
was elected over the other ticket, which was to
cast its vote for E. F. Drake, Jno. G. McWhirk
Frank A. McClure, and C. W. Dewey. After
this was known, acknowledgments of defeat by
f 1 i. AvfoataA oanllDroa o ...1 f... 1 .
quite common, unless sjme individual delegates
could be induced to cast their votes differently
than was anticipated, which hope appeared to
them to be very slim indeed. Tne Convention
met on Monday, being the 15th of June, and
passed off in a harmonious manner. The Op
position, or People's ticket, was in a large ma
jority. With them John F. Patton was unop
posed in choice for Senator, and C. H. Spahr for
Representative. Several persons had been
spoken of in connection with the other offices,
but most being strongly in favor of John Orr,
Jr., for Clerk of Common Pleas, Richard Gallo
way for Treasurer, and Thorton Marshall for
Probate Judge. These gentlemen, receiving
the entire vote of the majority, were nominated
on the first ballot, the name of E. F. Drake, for
Representative, having been withdrawn. The
minority cast its vote for Jno. G. McWhirk for
Clerk of Common Pleas, Frank A. McClure for
Treasurer, and C.W. Dewey for Probate Judge.
By tlie nominations being made on the first bal
lot was avoided that nullification of ballots
which would evidently have ended in tlie same
result, insomuch as each party or side had fully
determined for whom to cast their vote before
going into the Convention. Immediately after
the Convention adjourned, .some-well known
persons being evidently disappointed that certain
other persons failed to get the nominations, pub
licly declared, with much abusive and violent
language, that tbey would bolt the ticket, and
those living in the out townships that they would
go home, and, in their own language "raise
fuss." It must be remembered that none ol
these men were delegates, and one in particular
was known to have been repudiated as a dele
gate in his own township. Upon consultation,
it was resolved to circulate a paper for signers,
asking the Central Committee t$j call a primary
election to try the matter over again, not ex
pecting that the Committee would grant so sin
gular a request, but, it is supposed, to create a
false issue, knowing that the people were strong
ly in favor of primary elections, in preference to
the system of Delegate Conventions, which was
supposed to be, before being defeated, their
favorite institution. After several weeks' can
vassing the county, the petition was presented to
the Central Committee, who thereon made the
following report :
To the Union Voters of Greene County:
The Union Central Committee of Greene
County have received the following petition:
"Whereas at the delegate Conventions held at
on ths tb day ot June, 4J a num
ber ot persons were nominated to county offices
whose names had not been before the people as
candidates for such offices, thereby depriving
the people of all opportunity to manifest their
choice in the selecting ot candidates: and
whereas great dissatisfaction exists in view of
the action of said Convention, and whereas said
Conventiqn instructed the Central Committee
hereafter to cause pominations tq be made by
primary eleotions; we, therefpf e, the undersigned
Union voters of Greene County, to promote har
mony in the Union organization, earnestly pray
that you authorize the holding of a primary
election, to the decision of which the claims of
candidates for County officers my be submitted."
1 he Committee, alter considering the matter
the foregoing petition, respectfully make the
following statement: That the Committee con
ceive that there could occur but three cases
where they would be at all justified in presuming
asRea in tins petition, to set aside the de
cision of a delegate Convention of the people
First, when the Convention has assembled with
out having been properly appointed or properly
ciKittu. oecuuu, wneu uie conuuet oi tne con
vention has been characterized by fraud suf
ficient to violate its proceediegs as beintr in the
nature ot a contract, and third, when a full ma
jority of the party that called tbe Convention
have petitioned that its action be referred to the
I. As to the first case supposed, the Com
mittee believe it has never been alleged, and is
not suggested in the petition before them, that
there was any impropriety, informal it? or defect
either in the call for this Convention or in the
manner ot electing its members. , The time,
place and object pt its assembly were duly an
pounced by tbe Central Committee, and thi
numbpr ot apiegates appointed, and the day qf
uiuir piri:tiuij, iiuuupu tu me so prai 1 owusuips.
As might reasonably have been exDected. two
sets or tickets of delegates were voted for in
some of the Townships, and the fact that there
was no intimation ot a contest for seats in the
Convention proves that one of the two sets was
tairly elected, and the other fairly defeated
And the lact, also, that two sets of delegates
were run, prpvps that the people had in mind
more than qne candidate for each of the several
offices for which ttominiLtions vpra taham-ula
whom they supposed their delegates would
have the right to vote, although such candi
dates might not have published their names in
newspaper as caudidattts for office.
But tlie Committee cannot admit , as suggested
the petition, what Is so contrary to tbe mason
practice of all political parties and Con
ventions, that a man must have announced him
self as a candidate before he is entitled to be
elected to office by the people, or nominated to
iy uoieguics 01 me people, surely such
doctrine tauigf Do maintained with any sen
Aiiantffla A nH IVthi) lunnti) plinaa In naft a mar
office, who had not published l)is name in that
ousneis. And II the ptQP'e chose to elect a man
connection, his defeated opponent adutd nut
certainly presume to contest his election on that
ground; so, if a Convention of the ieople's dele-
Dominate a man as a candidate who had
beeu adrtis?d for the office, surely a dis
appointed aspirant who )iad been advertised
not, upon the same principle, controvert
the action of the convention, especially when
by the very act of publishing his name as a
candidate before the Convention, he submits to
its authority and pledges himself to abide by its
decision. The Committee cannot perceive how
the fact of a person's publishing his name as a
candidate for office can give him a superior claim
to tlie suffrages of the Convention, or of the
people, to the one who does not.
2. As to the second case supposed, Was the
action of the Convention characterized by fraud?
N ot a single item of proof has ever beeu
brought forward to substantiate such a charge.
nothmg of the kind is alleged in the petition,
unless it should be held as a fraud that the
names of the candidates nominated were cot
published in connection with the office, ir. me
newspaper, and nothing of the kind was v ed
by the gentlemen who argued the position before
the Convention. And the Committee have not
the slightest reason to doubt, either from per
sonal knowledge or from official information,
that the thirty-one or thirty-two delegates hold
ing their seats by virtue of an open and fair
election, and constituting a majority of eight
or nine in the Convention, acted in good faith,
and ncminated such a ticket as they honestly
believed their constituents would approve.
There is no evidence to show that they did not
vote as honorably and incorruptly as a united
majority ever voted in any Convention.
3. And as to the third case, al though the Com
mittee believe that the decision of a regular
Convention is as binding upon the majority as
upon the minioritr, upon the people as upon the
candidates, yet if it could be demonstrated to
them that a full majority of the party desired
to set aside this Convention of their own cre
ation, and to try the contest over in another
form, the Committee would not feel at liberty
to reject their petition to that effect. . But the
petition presented to the Committee, signed bv
so small a minority of the party as have signed
this, without any other evidence or argument in
its favor than this has, the Committee do not
feel that they possess any power to grant. They
are bound to presume till the contrary is shown,
and thev candidlv believe, that the Convention
fairly and honestly expressed the will of the
majority, ana deriving tneir office and authority
from the Convention, they cannot transcend
the power which created it, namely that of the
But if they were to arrogate the authority, to'
set aside the acts of the majority at the instance
of a dissatisfied minority, would this minority
be any better satisfied after a second trial ? Mi
norities are apt to be dissatisfied with nomina
tons and elections ; and it is the opinion of the
Committee that the disatisfaction alleged in the
petition, is the usual and natural disappointment
of a minority. So far as the Committee have
been able to leam, the constituents of the dele
gates who voted as a united majority in the
convention are well pleased with the ticket
nominated ; and, indeed, the ticket is one of
wnicn the party may well be proud.
The candidates are all upright, honorable, ca
pable men; and it is no discredit to them thai they
are mostly new to politics. They have been
fairly nominated in a regular convention of the
party ; and there is no good reason why the
Union party of the country should not give them
its free vote. If there ever was a time in the
history of our country when there should be
complete harmony it is now. Mere personal
ambition, and mere personal preferences should
not be permitted to divide and weaken
j. ue greav principle oi tne oiu democracy is
the principle that commends itself now. "rtadu
acquwsence in tAe decision of the majority." If
there was ever a time for bolting, this is not the
The Committee hones that the Union Voters
ot lirceue County will ignore local feuds, and
mawtest their devotion to principle, bv such
majority next fall for the regular ticket as lov
al old Greene has in times past been accustomed
to give to me nominees ot the party of freedom.
jivoroer oi tne union Central (.Yimmiiteo
After the decision of the Central Committee
the defeated candidates aud their friends pro
ceeueu in tne most secret ana cautious manner to
obtain signers to a written pledge to vote for the
bolting candidates who were so announced be
fore the petition above refered to was presented
to the Committee. The utmost secrecy was en
joined upon those to whom this paper was pre
scnted. Hut the Torchlight of the 5th inst
made it public with the names signed thereto.
In the same issue was published the statement
of the majority in the Convention that put in
nomination our Union County ticket. The
Torchlight printed on half sheets containing the
manifests of the bolters, with the statement of
tbe delegates taken from its place and filled up
with other matter, was sent in large numbers to
the out townships.
Such is a true statement of the acta of the
Union Convention of June 15th and the efforts
making to further the interests of the boltin
candidates, which is a sufficient recqrd of itself.
requirmg no comment whatever-
What Wan It? An Extra?
In a country ramble we found a half sheet of
paper, printed on both sides, calling itself
Xenia Torchlight" We supposed some "lewd
fellow of the baser sort," irreverent of litera
ture and politics, had truly torn the Torchlight
two. But we had read the TorrhhVht f
August 5th, and tltiswas'nt it, although on both
pages it professed to be. No page of this .was
like any page of the paper sent to us as the
Xenia Torchlight, August 5th. What alter
aflons are made? and why have thev been
made? were self-suggested questions.
in the lull sheet sent to us, was a statement
from a majority of the delegates to the County
Convention. In the half sheet we found, this
was omitted, for sake of giving the astounding
story ot a grapevine,, and gome old nnos, possi
received by the ''grapevine telegraph." On
ptberpage, a smooth, little editorial was
omitted. . And on close inspection we found
here a Xenia Torchlight, not "extra," with our
Greene County Union Ticket at its head, and
a great part of its columns are deroted to a
labored and systematic effort to defeat one half
A bolting friend told us that the said half
sheet was merely a handbill, and anybody had
right to issue and circulate a handbill. Ano
ther told ns it was a "Tqrchligbt extra;" and
after regular subscribers are supplied, it was
nobody's business what an extra contained.
But is it probable the half sheet was sent to
regular sbbscribers? Not very. But a large
majority of those who received it did not see the
regular issue. The half sheet, at the head of
pages, claimed to be the regular issue of
Torchlight for August 5th, while a very
different article was furnished to subscribers.
this candid? Was it honest? The only
explanation we can give of the matter is fhat
worthy proprietor of the Torchlight has been
induced by lps worst political enetnigs, disguise
friends', to j.lac himself in a false position
a position which hit sober second thought
would heartily condemn. What! a paper place
ticket at its head, and then secretly give its
entire effort to defeat one half of that ticket, by
intimating that it Wirut in nomination b y cor
influences! For the entire aim of the half
was to defeat half the county ticket, and
btlf sheet was the Torchlight, for it said so
Hcpce, those who were not regular sub
scribers, and therefore received .only the half
must infer that the Torchlight was using
whole influence tq defeat a part of the ticket
presented under its own flag, and, consequently,
its utmost to divide the party it wag pro
fessing to build up.
Now, that the proprietor of a paper has a legal
to pursue such a course, no one disputes
is be acting faithfully toward the party under
flag he sails, while doing so? True, the
is placed at the head of the column, but
least hr( e of its candidates have received no
notice or endorsement, while, (heir bolting
have been eulogized, till finally, what pur
ports to be an entire issue of the paper la modi
fied mutilated (?) so as to puff the bolters.
while it ignores the nominees. Nothing like it
was ever seen before.
; And the excuse for all this inconsistency is,
that some are "dissatisfied with the nominations."
Did ever a political convention give nniversal
satisfaction? Is it not common for the defeated
parties to be dissatisiied? Were the defeated
parties three years ago satisfied with the nominations?-
Practically, it made no difference; for.
like gentlemen, they quietly acquiesced, and it
will be well for others to follow their example,
and await their time.
Seldom, perhaps never, has old Greene had
the privilege of voting for so pure and so strong
a ticket; one half the State ticket is composed of
wounded soldiers, tlie said heroes possessing
more than fifty per cent, of the ticket's brain
power. This, too, is claiming a good deal, while
Bboi-gh, Doesev and Hrx-rut constitute the
rest of the ticket. Who couldn't support that
ticket t It is approved by all lovers of our
glorious Union, let their former politics be what
And, tnen, think of Judge Smith ! Arid of
John F. Patten, too. Didn't Clinton County
know Patten. And didn't Clinton County ap
preciate him ? Well, that was because she had
tried him. And Greene County knew him; and
the rest of the district had frith in him.
But our County ticket rjDr. Spahr is one of
our own boys. We raised him; and he shows
his raising. His sympathies, interests, aad af
fections are all with his native County. He is
self-made, a number one professional man, with
strong common sense as his leading characteris
tic. He is a "representative" man.-
John Orr, jr our candidate for Clerk of Com
mon Pleas, modest and retiring, has never look
ed after place or position, but has always been
sought, as in the present case, by those who ap
preciated his talent and worth. A graduate of
old Miami University, he has sustained his repu
tation as a scholar, and for years has been re
cognized as a leading educator in the Eastern
part of our County, filling, in this respect, more
nearly than any other man, the great void caus
ed by the death of the lamented Dr. McMillan
As Clerk of the Township, Superintendent of
Public Instruction, and Justice of the Peace, he
has proved, invariably, "the right nun in the
right place." In short, he is "a gentleman, a
scholar, and a christian."
Richard Gailoway is the very man for Treasu
rer. , Don't we all know Richard too well to
think of calling him Mister Gallowav. The
fund3 will be safe in his hands in his haxo,
rather, for, poor fellow, he has but one to han
dle funds with; for Richard was not a stav-at
home, like many of us who appreciate, and like
some who oppose him, but shouldered his musket
as "high private," refusing place and position
and went into his country's service to come back
wounded and mutilated. His native County will
not forget his services; and though a few disap
pointed politicians did Jiiss at his nomination, he
is sure to be elected. In the language of anoth
er, "this County has lost the art of raising bettei
boys than Richard Galloway. He is a gentle
man, a scholar, a christian, the only son of a
widow, a patriot, a wounded soldier, and can
Of Esquire Marshall it is scarcely necessary
to speak. He has been in tlie public service.
As Clerk of the Common Pleas, as Justice of the
Peace, and as Mayor of the City, no ofticer has a
clearer record. Nor is he inexperienced in Pro
bate business. In tlie years of his clerkship, the
Court of Common Pleas transacted the probate
business, and hence he will be right at home,
having an experience unsurpassed by any man
in the County.
Messrs. Baughman and McMillan til their res
pective offices so well, that nobody thought of
changing them. They could not ask a better
oucn is our ticket. Ana now, let us give it
such a majority as it deserves. It is not enough
merely to elect it. It should have such a major
ity as no other ticket ever had. These are pecu
liar times not times for division or bolting.' '
Grand Union Demonstration.
In accordance with the appointment of the
State Union Executive Committee of Ohio, and
in response to the invitation of the Union Cen
tral Committee of Greene County, the people
came to Xenia, on Friday, the 14th inst. came
wagons, came on horseback, came afoot,
came by railroad, came any way to get here
came early and kept coming, determined to have
day of it. Old men of fourscore years and
young gentlemen of fourscore weeks, vied in
giving countenance and voice to the Union
sentiment of Ohio. It was the intention to have
the organization and speaking in the afternoon,
but the people could not wait. They were on
hand, and demanded a speech. The Hon.
bAULEL bHELLABABGEB, always ready, responded
an hour, in such a speech as he usually makes.
is not, then, necessary to state that his hear
were "delighted," "electrified." etc., for
those who have heard him know that iq ia a
walking battery. '
Swpet music was discoursed by the Springfield
brass band, and tlie day was further enlivened
the stirring notes of files and drums, ntimer-
usly brought in by the several delegations.
Another feature, adding greatly to the harmony
the meeting, was the introdrction of a choi;
by Prof. Baldwin, of the public Bchools of
Cincinnati, w ho is spending the vacation here in
teaching a number of select classes.
About 2 P. M., the meeting was' formally
organized by appointing Hon. J. Fudge, Presi
dent; E. F. Drake, Esq., Vice-President and
T. Bascoji, Esq., Secretary. ,
On motion of J. J.. Wixans, Esq., a Com
mittee of five was appointed to draft resolutions
expressing the sentiments of the meeting. The
appointed Messrs. Winaxs. HowAitn
aich, Sexton and Barlow, who subsequently
presented the following report, which was
Betclvei. Ttwt tne war cowtMliiinni.a,.i.j
th Uovtrnmeul, fur Ue aupprestiauof th te
la a wu lor ine lODnuiDllos, Ue La Ion
Hndibe enluicement of the Uwt
llul ibb Admlulatratloo, conatltalloaaUj
electa, it, kit th time being, the lmpanoaatioa
th Coveramont, taa tht laletuiguiab between
nl and lae Admlnintra ,ion, la time of
uciu.k 10 eoipon me one .nd oppoee the
its puitcj uiu uieunrw, le ueaBODadle.
Tbat Kebels In ituw nlui)t ie Government
bo conrtliuilou.l rlghu; and that Ibote wbo
denounce tne Adminietratlun, and lb conduct of
wr, rahrerMva of the rltiu of Rfb. I., ire
tjmpaib'xrre wttti treason, wauuag only the oppor
tunity to be traitor.
Tul w ceroi.llf lndnrte the Adminlitrillon
Its ttforle lo put down tba rebellion, and rejoice
the hop ol tperdy aucceee.
lfjnlWtDnull,t iDimtTH ind mtillin. ai.h.
ifbiuu aiaiv uc(e; ana wiin mat sterling
tlewocret, Joba -itroogh. at lie bead.lt iball be
trlnmphtaily elected to October, by Um loyal vutei
That while oar fellow citizens in the front ere
tbe ttaltnre with hmlei. It ia oar bueineee
the re r In tt tbrm ntth bxllota.
Tba to our twldirr in the Held w ean only
that we v ju a debtor gratitude wbich we,
children i.u our chlldien'a children, us never
Mr. Bptivnii was Introduced by tlie Chair
and was greeted with the wildest cheer
ing. Our present space docs not admit an ab
of his speech, which was one of his best
as all our readers can testify who could
near enough to hear hint. But the largest
ever held in Xenia could nut be com
pressed within the compass of one man's voice,
division became uecessary. So a tempor
ary stand was erected at the other side of the
'House, and In it few minutes the Hon.
Galloway was addressing a crowd as
large as could get within range of his cU
ringing voice, wiihoot any observable dimin
tion in the numbers listening to Mr. Brotoh.
Mr. Galloway's speech abounded in anec
dotes, argument, wit and wisdom. The home
traitors who are billing about arbitrary arrests
were dissected alive, and their reeking skele
tons hung up to dry in the sunlight of loyalty.
Near the close of the meeting, Lieuteuant
Colonel H.B, WiLsox.of Springfield, late of the
41th 0. V. I., made a short speech, addressing
himself mainly to bis Democratic brethren. The
Colonel, like all our soldiers, took the stroutrest
Union ground-, showing that the only wav to be
a good Democrat is to be a good Union man.
The crowd in attendance has been variously
estimated. We cannot say how many thousands
were here, but there was enough to show that
the people the true democracy uave no sym
pathy with the "Great Banished."
THE BOLTERS' CONVENTION.
The "Wide spread Dissatisfaction'Msts, hav
ing labored almost mountahiously to produce
a mass meeting last Saturday, brought forth
ndtculus mis. Our own reporter was present
at the ceremonies. His account of the affair,
detailed below, may be relied upon as correct in
every particular, since he is a most respectable
and truthful citizen, whose oidy apology for
being among the Bolters was his mission to re
cord their doings for our paper. He says:
The "Wide spread-Dissatisfaction" party de
terniined to have a mass meeting. They issued
a band-bdl to that effect, with "divers and sun
dry , signatures attached the name ol the
1 orchlight editor being among the "divers"
and posted it up m all public places, and scat
tered it broadcast over the county. Be-iides
tbey published itin the editorial columns of the
1 orchlight, calling special attention to it by
editorial puffing. Furthermore, they adopted
various private means ot advertising it, and lm
pressing upon people tlie great importance of it
in order to induce a large gathering. At least
one gentleman ol prominence and influence was
written to by one of the "divers" above alluded
to, and earnestly solicited to lend his countenance
to the meeting. And one of the Bolters went
to the trouble, personally, to electioneer for the
success of the tiling, actually riding over the
country for that purpose. Among other places
ne visiteu jainesiown. ttere he requested
private interview with men whom he supposed to
represent tne township, in tins interview he
proposed that if they and their candidate would
keep quiet and do nothing against the plans of
the Bolters, the latter would adopt him on their
ticket. 15 ut they mtormed the electioneerm?
Bolter that Silver-creek Township, though she
had been charged with a trading propensity
through the Torchlight, could not be bought at
any such hgures.
After all these measures to stir un the peo
ple to a mass meeting as aforesaid, and the day
u nisi.,; naving arrived, the hre bell was re
sorted to as a forlorn hope. Its startling peal
rung out in the middle ot a summer's day, es
penally Saturday, is toler-.bly certain of bring
ing out a respectable mass meeting ot people
curious to know what is the matter. On this
occasion, the spunky little bell diJ its noisiest.
aud sounded the alarm with frightful persistence
ana power, its ringing seemed to syllable forth
tlie lollowing hideous announcement: "The
sacred liberty! of-two-or-tliree-in-di-vid-uals! to-have-and-possess!
in-danger! in -danger! People-peo
ple people: run-uere: run here: anu-m unium-
our-blessed privileges ! of-being - Clerk - J udjre
and-Treasurer ! Clerk - J udge - and - Treasurer!
Clerk - J udge - and - Treasurer! now - and - ever
Perhaps the poor little fire-bell was uncon
scious what it was saying but tliat is what it
saia. Ana alter it had gone on saving it over
many times, the -mats nieetinn" of the Wide-
Spre.id-Dissati.sfactionists convened in solemn
conclave in rireuien 3 Hall, at Xenia. Greene
County, Ohio, at 2 o'clock, P. M., of Saturday,
August 2d, 1?63. There were present iust
seventy-seven different individuals, consistine of
two () V allandiiruamers. twentv-six 1'26) snect-
tatorsaud thirty-eight (3S) of the leaders and
eleven (11) of .the rank and file of the W. S. D.
i ne meeting was orgamzed by the election of
Isaac Strolim President, and Dr! John Torrence
Secretary. The President s(a',(d that on ac
count oi "W ide-fcpiead Dissatisfaction," etc,
the object of the meeting was to produce har
mony in the Union pirty of this county.
Alter a considerable pause, which brought a
slight flush of embarrassment to the brows of
those who bad coine.there to "face the music,"
and a broad smile to the faces ofthe spectators:
after a pause, that had lasted to the paliful ex
tent of starting the sweat on auxious foreLeads,
James J. Winans, Esq., arose, and glancing
furtively around, said: "Mr. President, mtus
hear from the callers of this meeting" and sub- r
" A. Galloway, Esq., thereupon stood forth . . '
read from a handbill the published call for
meeting, and moved that this Convention select
Whereupon R. F. Howard, Esq., arose
manuscript in hand, and said: "Mr. President
beg leave to otier the following preamble and
"Whereas, Whide-Spread Dissatisfaction ex
ists in the Liuon party of this county nnd
whereas your reporter failed to hear the rest
this whereas, therefore,
'Resolved, That the Central Committee be in
structed to Order a primary election for candi
dates ibr the offices of Probate Judge, Clerk of
the Court and County Treasurer, to be voted
at the ensuing October election."
Mr. Galloway withdraws his motion.
Wiuans Mr. President, I believe that the
men who called this meetin". acted hnnestlr
There is evidently Wide-Siuad Dissatisfaction
at the result of the late County Delegate
tuui tiiiiuii. j regret so tew are m attendance
tins meeting, tvery citizen should hav
cuuie up uere to compromise. Tins is not a
large meeting. W hose fault is it? It is not for
want ot notice. J I the people are not here, it is
incir own taiut due notice having been given.
though it is not a large meeting as this
Convention has been regularly! called, it has
power in the premises, to do as it pleases,
act for itself, and to bind in a legal sense
vuuiiucaiiv.i uie union party ot this county to
in accordance with its behests. What must
now do? Get a new ticket! Order a pri
Alter Mr. Winans, who expressed intense and
disgust tliat there was so small a
meeting, and appeared mortally offended
about it, Esqrs. Howard aud Bennett were call
ed, but both failed to respond.
W. T. Basconi said : Mr. President T don't
where we stand. Perhaps this meeting is
a legal one, politically. Can we bind the
nion party 7 ) doubt it although there is Wide
Spread Dissatisfaction. Two vears ago the dele
system was inaugurated in this hall. The
Central Committee culled a Convention. A
was nominated and elected. That same
Central Committee, this year, called a Delegate
Convention; nominations were made; and, as
general rule is, these nominations are regu
There is evidently Wide spread Dissatis
action as to some nl the candidates. Now, what
V do ? Devl.-e something to heal this di
This meetiog was not culled by party
I doubt the jurisdiction ot this meeting.
think it is only advisory. I desire a primary
cumuii. i mm, ii ngni uiui nominated candi
dates should submit to a primary election. Will
submit? Will their friends submit ? Mr.
told me that he was willing to submit, so lar
was personally concerned. But, I ask,
their friends submit ? They will not sub
mit. Are the independent candidates meaning
bolting candidates willing ? 1 am in favor
harmony. If one party, and not the other is
what are we to do r I am ofthe opin
ion that the Central Committee cau do notion"
both parties agree nnd consent. Their
would not otherwise be binding.
this Reporter Mr. Haseom's remarks
like sonic editorials in the Torchlight.
was a showy protense of fairness and im
partiality in them; but it was as nlain as the
on his face that he wished souie scheme
concocted, so that he did not have to shoulder
responsibility by which the rt'itular ticket of
party could be defeated so far to select the
bolters advertised as "independent candi
dates" in his paper, and nientioued as sued ui
speech at this W. S. 1). "inosi uicotiug.'-'
in corroboration of this opinion, is the con
vincing fact, that he voted for all i he radio il aud
measuns which wt re adopted at that
voted to abolish the rrgutar Central
Committee, elected at the people's Delegate
Convention, by the usurping substitution of a
one. apixiii'itpd at this scandalous little gnth- j
ot politician!! voted to adopt part of the
and reject part, nominated by the same
deieraiH in the Convention voted
pro.'ettlings of the Delegate Con-.
"''ering a primary election ! Beiusr -'
the doings of the Biteting, and r
'i debates, we have a niht t
-om vote-1 ate to all these-
'id not vote so to anv. -:
1 entertain no douhi .
rineitfioa ilthouc!: it ,
t;7&l!y do wha ;
!nle, the C - i .
of the authu
principal can do.
Committee can ac I do
the acting Central Cc -iil.ir 1 1
is not a quorum. Cln .
the right of the people .. '
are not here in favor ot ai: "
to re-unite t Union pan i
Union pan- ,i t.e re-unhv '
ing cauiu. . . . . 'j
The prei , ti,. f
adopted, A. G.n , !
tral Committee. I
three be appointed to . ... 1
mittee. " i
W. T. E.iscom said :
progress than harmony. 1 he
the present Central Commiti
COI?fuLtatlon with " Commit
h. Rastus S. Nichols We u
mise with them, bnt compel the-,.
After which virtuous disalav
resolve to compel thinqsti
show of threatening teeih M
tion prevailed. Whereupon
Greeue, E. H. Munger.J. K. L ..
Towel! were appointed said coi.
committee retired to one corner oi ,
after consultation reported the n:
persons to act as a Central Commits
from each of the out townships a.
members. The report was receive 1 ai
ed; but this Reporter failed to get the .
tlie new Central Committee.
Hugh Carey I move tliat the Centr
mittee order an election for a full twket.
W. T. Basconi I object to that. We w
vide ourselves. Dr. Spahr and Messrs E
man and McMillan were fairlv nominate-:
their nominations should slam!
com, were not the other nar:
just as fairly nominated ?
majority in the Convention vo.
Hugh Carey There was bargain and sale in '
Dr. Spahr's case; I know it. I know mn
about it than some other3 do. "
Motion withdrawn. '
A. Galloway I suggest that we nomin
Messrs. Baughman anil McMillan. '
Winans Dr. Spahr's friends diJ trade; al
though, in fact, he had no oppoiiou, I saw"
that niy friend, Mr. Drake, would be slaughtered'
by a corrupt combination, and 1 withdrew" nis.
name. Who slaughtered "my friend Mr.
Drake" at the primary election 'in' lttjl), when
he was a candidate for- Probate Judge ? Rep '
A Galloway I have broad shoulder -
move that we recommend the in.n-'-Messrs
Spahr, Uauthnian. an-l i;
The motion wa-c:i -r ,
that the V le M-r, .. I , ... .' .
Comm .-,e . i ; ,,; ..rr s.r , , , "ji; Kitil
referei . to . ,.:: , ,:., sr these office.
Her- a m. c'ooley rose in his place and
said i, as one of the signers of the call lor
this meeting, protest against the whole of its
A Voice "That's my fix." ' v
Samuel Adams, another of the sh-nor nf
call, protests against and repudiates the acts
proceedings of the meeting. Rep
On motion, the proceedings of the aueet
were ordered to be published in the Ton-hli"
after which the meeting adjourned sine die.
1 hus ended the smallest "nusss meeting" tl
ever convened in Greene County. The thir
eight (38) leaders and elc-veu (11) rank and :
that opened the meeting, were not all left at
close; for some of them had got ashamed eai
and dropped away in quiet disgust; but the
who were left now retired from the hall lookh
meek and lowly indeed, but expressing in thf
melancholy faces a fixed determination never -
play "mass meeting" again as long as A
lived. .. ' ' " 1
The Lawrence Manicure.
-':' h ir. -t in
The most horrid, brutal, ft
wholesale butchery thatuil t'.e i.knxi nr '
warfare record, was the tntsaacre at Iawreri
Kansas, last week. A bund of guerrillas, c
sisting of those border ruffians whose slave
debauched characters have made the namt
Missouri infamous throughout the civili.'o"
world, under the leadership of that not.ari us
bandit Quantrell, dashed from the b - !er coua
esinto Kansas, and, coming upou Liwn-i:
surprise, set fire to the town, and it
burning to the ground tWvi i,.-x - . .
shot, murdered, burn 1 alive tl e -ole-'.
and nniei-tin r ;: .nr . i .r. -.r.. . .... ,.i. t.
foil!!.! ' St '
"o quarter was given. Hundreds peri
-n were dragged from the clinging arm
their wives and children. bem"ni fur -
. ' co-o ' y
murdered, and their bodies thrown into wel
cisterns. In some instances, indeed, thes
incarnate devils in Confederate uniform did ni
the pains to drag their unarmed victin
from the desperate embraces cf their w eepin
families, but putting the murderous pistol
agaiist their very heads, left their bleeding a&i
lifeless bodies in the arms of their wives,.iiy
or mothers. '
The beautiful town of Lawrence wasi'gel
ashes, and tlie k-iUed sad woundei,B
citizens are numbered bv hundred. Wj-
paiued to find, among the partial list. of kiu.
wounded, the name of Mr. Harlow W.
Baker, son-in-law of Mrs. Beatty of this city, a -mortally
Lane and Jennison ere in hot pursuit of this
slavery-begotten horde of human butchers, aud
reported to have had a bloody skirmish with
A prisoner captured, has given the naaws. (
some fifty of the band, all of whom are said
be quiet citizens and first rate Missouri Union
If Lane and Jennison arc not counter- j
maided by the bemetolent and merciful powers at
Washington, these "Union men of Mis-vi"
calculate on an awful day of judgme 'p
hand. God speed that ritrhteous dav ' 2
Soldiers' Aid Festival at Cedarsville
A festival for tba benefit of Soldiers of the Union
and their famllie. was held at Cedatarula last Frl- S,
day. It was a very large ana enlbnaiaalic meeting,
and was ably addreised by John Orr, Jr., and Keva, ,
Morion and Browa. It waaanspoeed that tbe Ut;i- '
val, wllh tbe aobecrlptlona aet on foot, wonld re '
izeaahlcaaa ktboauod dollats. Cedarsvllis h(-'
the reputation of always baine foiemoet ol our'
county in all good workt; and lb retail of tw
meeting U pratMwon by evidence thl brr rrDu
lion la well earned. We hove to have the di-uils i,Te
amor ample levari of Ihia fennel In ourne"".
An editorial on Ibe war ltaatioa, and tbe ne
prospect oi tke fall of ( larlealou, la crowded o,!
by the unexpected prew ot Important local matttiV'e
ob oar inaide pagea. W kopo, aowever, from thV
encouraging latcUlfeoce of this morning from
to have the Jojfol duty of noooncioi? ie
out reader Beit week, ike eapareol that foul
neat of tteew-n ; bat w traat that tbe capiat May
delayed till onr only tpolla (hall be a heap of 'T
brlrkbata and aahea. Sumtei'a gnu are llend,
aad her wall knocked Into rubblah. She la expect-iuh
yrjday to aurr.nJtr. The Babylon of Be-'.,r.
ce'tlon I ooonted.
We call special attention to th exceedingly n '
able and well written reply of Unus" to an ar-
tiele by "Junius" in the Torchlight. We re-ret '
that "Unus's" article had to be shoved over up- E"
our Saertwjuigc. ; hut ovw readers will appre
ciate, it there as well as iu, a more cousiiicuj,
A statement of tlie thirty-two delesntes, con
posing the majority in the Convention who nou.11''-'1
iuate.1 tlie Greene County Union ticket, will al
be found on the fourth page. We l-espe-'
this statement a careful perusal by ev
render of the Sentinel.