A. V .IDS 1KB i r a i t a IB.
DEMOCRATIC AT ALL TIMES AND CNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.
M' ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO; THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1867.
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tCBUSIIED EVIRT THURSDAT HORNING, BY
). . SoWllli KDITOS AMD HI0P1T0E.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF VINTON COUNTY
OFFIUEln Ihdge'i building otwr Shetland"
Store, corner Main and to cut t Street, Eatt
"'' of th Court Uome.
For Terms. 4n see 4th Page
J Mo ARTHUR, OHIO:
OCTOBEB 3, 1867
THE DEMOCRATIC ENQUIRER
Has the largest circulation of any pa
per in Vinton-County. Advertisers and
others cill please make a note of this.
The Democracy are raising a dread
ful cry ab ut taxation. Vinton Record.
The PEOPLE ."aro raising the
dreadful cry." In Kentucky, Califor
nia, and other States, they raised a
"dreadful cry" about the unequal taxa
tion and wipod the rich Itadicaf aris
tocrats out' of power. That's what's
the matter I Can the Record "see it?'.'
Down with this unequal taxa
tion! Goto the polls and put
it down I
The Vinton Record any a:
"Thurman is a notorious rebel sym
pathizer." . The Record ought to know that such
epithets as "rebel," "sympathizer,"
etc., are only used by a few insane
Radical devils who have not yet been
sent into that warm region below?
Tote jSTO on the Constitu
Stir up your neighbors. Vinton
We suppnso JonIs thinks they need
stirring up d iwn about Allcnsvillo and
Vint n Furnace, where they have had
enough of kid-gluve-band-b-tx-Bund-hMding
rule. If you do any more
stirring in those localities use long
No. Vote the White Man's ticket!
SrWia Uuu. Jackson a good Democrat?
If Gen. JucksjE should appear among these
insane Bondholders, who declare that the
"Constitution is a oovenant of death and the
Uni n a league with hell" and that "a na
tional debt is a national blessing," we are
sure that they would soon learn that Let was
goo I enough Democrat to sea that they were
tiken ears of I
Vote against Jones he is an
enemy to poor men! Vote for
The issues are: Shall the ig
norant negroes be enfranchised
and elevated. .
Shall Radical Bondholders sit
in their easy chairs and receive!
GOLD while poor men work
hard "all day arrWeceive a very
small amount riT greenbacks
Ttie Democracy favor the
The . Radicals favor Bond
holders and Negroes; he bond
holders a're the unmerciful op
. pressors pf the poor. " V,
Poor men, we assure you that
it isUo your interest to vote
against the Bpiid and . Negro
policy of the rich Radicals.
Tui Old Quabd the only Democratic
magazine published in the United States
for October it filled with the roundest ol
reading. All who desire to understand the
ideas of Liberty, ought to have this magazine
The terms are as follows:
One copy, one year, 800
--Twooopis, - 5 50
Pour oopies, . 10 00
Five copies, and one to getter up of
the club, 1 00
Ten copies, and one to getter-up of
the club, 25 00
Twenty copies, and one to getter-up
of club, 45 00
Tan Errie, Horton & Co, Publishers, No.
1C2 New York
SoldFers of Vinton county,
read the following which Henry
Ward Beecher said, in a speech
in 1865, two years ago :
"The Negro soldiers are moie faithful than
the while soldiers en guard duty. The tread
of the army under the b yonet of the black
man is safer than under the bayonet of the
Don't vote with such party!
Fev. J. W. Bushong, a Radical lender,
who is heartily endorsed br Joces and Fee,
said, in a sheech which he made on the 28th
of Amum, 1865, that
"Whoever lived five years would live to
see the negro vote, and hold office, and that
resolutions to that effect would be introduced
into the Legislature this winter, abolishing
all distinction on "count of color. Why,
we let the Irish, the Dutch, and the Ebolish
vote, and whv not the Niqro? Are thev not
just as good?. For my part I know a great
many negroes better calculated to enjoy tbe
right of suffrage than a large ponion of the
What you think of that, Iruk and Ger
mans? . - t
When he was asked what would at there
suit, should a war f races ensue, ha re
plied: "That the so-called Union party WOULD
UNITE V IT H THE MCGKOE3 and man.
a war of extermination against all whitet that did
tndorte the dogma of perfect equality bctwtei.
Warl War! These Radical traders want
another warl They are not satisfied unless the
co miry is involved in a bloody warl They
.naugtiratec" one war; now (Bey want tooth
rl They want to elevate the African!
Vol against every nun on their ticket!
Nay. do not pause to think,
Or sigh foe year children or wife,
For jo a moments art mortgaged te hopeless
Tha rest of your weary life.
Your wives and little ones
may go in rags, suffer for food,
and grow up in ignorance, but
you must not complain ; but toil
on in order that Jones, Fee, the
rich Radical Bondholders, who
are in favor of negroes voting
and holding office, may receive
Radicalism claims you, and
boasts that they will compel
you to vote the nigger and Bond
policy of their party. '
Give the LIE to these Wick
ed Oppressors of the poor
at the ballot-box, on Tuesday,
October 8th. ' '
Go to the polls early on Tues
day morning, the 8th of Octo
ber, and work unceasingly lor
the-White Man's ticket. v
Look at your Tickets
, Don't be deceived by coun
terfeit Democratic tickets.
The Constitutional Amendment
The Slate of Ohio, 1
Office of the Secretary of Slate, f . "
1, WiLMAM riBHBT Skith, Secretary of
State of the State of Ohio, do hereby certify
that the following is a true copy" of an
act therein named, passed by - the Gene-nJ
Assembly of the 8ulo of Ohio, on the 15tb
day of April, A. D. 1867, taken from the or
iginal rolls on file in this office.
Is Testimony Whereof, I
hereunto subscribed my
name and affiized the
Seal of thle Office, at Co
lurubs, tbe 12th duv of
8eptmber. A'l. 1867. .'
WILLIAM HENRY SMITH.
Secretary of State.
Relating to a certain proposed amendment
to the constitution, and the publication of
Whereas, The general assembly of
tho state o.pjiiQ,: throe-fifths of the
members elected to each house agree
ing thereto, have proposed an amend
ment to the constitution, to be sub
mitted to the electors for their ap
proval or rejection, at the election for
senators and representatives, on the
second Tuesday of October, 1867;
Section 1. Be U enacted by the
General Assembly of the State of Ohio,
That the electors of the state shall
vote upon said proposed amendment
at the general election in October,
1867, as herein prescribed, viz : Those
voting for the amendment shall put
upon their ballots these words : "con
stitutional amendment, yes." Those
voting against it shall put upon their
ballots these words: "constitutional
Sec. 2. A return additional to the
return now required by law to be
made, of the votes cast at such election
for state officers and senators and
representatives, and also for and
against tho said proposed amendment
to tho constitution, shall be certified
and made by the clerk of each county
to the secretary of state, within ten
days after said .election, and within
twenty days after 'said election the
governor, secretary of stato and at
torney general shall open said rotnrns
and count the votes, and ascertain
whether or not a majority of the votes
cast at said election have been cast for
said proposed amendment ; and if it
appears that a majority of the votes
cast at such election have been cast
for 6aid proposed amendmont, the' gov
ernor shall make proclamation thereof
Sec. 3. The secretary of stato shall
cause the proposed amendment to the
constitution, passed at the presont
session of th general assembly to be
published in not less than one news
paper in each county of the state
where a newspaper is published, until
the second Tuesday of October, 1867,
and he shall also cause tliis act to be
published in the same manner for two
weeks next preceding said election.
' . Sec. 4. The cost of publishing this
act and the said proposed amendment
to the constitution in each county,
shall be paid out of the county treas
ury in the county wherein published.
" Sic. 5. This act shall take effect
Speaker pro tem. the House of Representatives.
ANDREW G McBURNEY,
President of the Senate.
Passed April 15, 1867.
Thi Lady s Fkiexd raa October.
A beautiful Steel Engramjr. called
"Tbe Laos-Maker," letda oft the erobel
lixhtcenfa f the October number of this
"Queeo of the Monthlies." Then we
have th usual refined and elegant
doable Fashion Plate, engraved oo iteel
Thin it followed by oats illustrative of
Children's Fsshions, Walking Dress,
Little Bay's Blomo, Littla Girls' Pale.
Jots, &o. A beautiful Steele Engraving
win also be sect gratia to every single
($2 50) sabsoriber, and to every person
sending the usual' oluba. - Speoimen
numbers of the magtzioe will be sent
for twenty cents.
Prioe (with engraving) $2.50 a year;
Four copies (with one engraving') 86 00.
One copy nf Lsdy's Friend and ooe of
Saturday hveniog Post -(and one ea
gre vice) $4.00. 'Address' Descoo, i;
Peterson. 319 Walnut street, Fhiladel-
Wi have received two; or three num
bers of oew religion! 'weekly piper
just started at Chicago. It pruedta
Sua appearance; is' beiotifally printed
o large clear type. . Terms $2.50 por
year in advance. 'Address J' The. Ad
vance," 25 Lorabird'Blook, Chicago, III
YoteforSwaiml Vofe against
rich, Radical bondholder Fee!
TBI Philadelphia National Btfresh
mtnt Saloons, where the foldiera from
every part of the Union were fed during
the late war, were an honor to Fhiladel
phia. and there ia peculiar propriety in
th oircururtanee that Philadelphia
snould inaugurate a plan, for the endow
ment of National InsUtate where the
orpbana of these same heroes Bfiiy have
a borne and receive an education. Thin
is what the Trustees of the Riverside In
ft'tote are aiming most Bueoessfullv to
accomplinh. Aoting under the Charter
of the Washington Library Company,
incorporated by tha State of Pnnsylva
nil, they are offering stock at tbe low
rate of one dollar per tthare, and will
give to each subscriber beautiful and
valuable atrel engraving, worth at retail
more than the price of the atbok. and a
an additional inducement will distribute
among the stockholders preaenti valued
at $300,000. In the distribution every
on baa an equal chance to obtain large
presents ; one ia worth $40,000, another
$20,000, &o. Who can refuse to do a
patriotic and benevolent action on theee
ALL FOR THE NIGGER!
In 1863, the people ware told that
the, war was being waged against the
Sooth more for the purpose of making
the; Negro the political equal ot the
White nan than fur the preservation of
the Union. In response to this, we were
told that thi was a sympathising lie.
We give below, in verse, the " idea that
was entertained at that time, and ask
how RHpublioans, as well as Demoeratfi,
share tbe same fate, as described in these
lines? How true has it proved to the
people that tbe whole theme of the war.
vat tbe Negro and Negro Equality, and
not the preservation of the Union under
tbe Constitution. Our prediotiona were
ootonly true in 1863, but to add ehamn
to the lsh of Abolition demagogue!
now in posrer, their every act at that
tine, and since tbe termination of the
war, has not only p'oven but demonstra
te! every assertion we made lo be true in
that respect: Ed. Enquirer.
re are taxed on our clothing, our aieat and
On out carpets, and dishes, our tables and
Oa ourtea.andour coffee, our fuel aid lights,
And we're taxed so severely wa can't sleep
:' O nights.
And it's all for the Nigger; great Gfed, cam
The home of the bravt and the land of the
We are stamped on our mortgages, checks,
notes, and bills,
On our deeds, on oar contraots, and oar last
And the Star Spangled Banner in mourning
' doth wave,
O'er the wealth of the nation turned into the
We are taxed on our oSoes, atores, and our
On our stoves, and our dishes, onr brooms and
our mi ps,
Oa our horses and eattle, aad if we ahould
We are taxed on the eoSn in which we must
We are taxed on all goods by kind providence
We are taxed for the Bible that poinla us to
And when we ascend to tha heavenly goal,
They would, if the could, stick a stamp on
our soul I
But this ia not all, not the money alone,
Does the Rail Splitter claim to build up hit
throne, 1 . : .
If you haven't three hundred your body
And if killed in one month il'a all very well.
Now, boys, will you tell us just what it has
To elect old Abe Lincoln" and all his black
Just live hundred thousand of our country's
Have been slain, and their bodies lie undeev
And then-there's two thousand' millions and
Baa been stolen and spent ia thia unholy
And pfor men who worked tea years that
And have naved np three hundred, 'tis stolen
at last! . r A
And it'a all for the Nigger; great God, can
it be -
Tha home of the brave and the land of tha
CHORUS, All Day.
; Stand at the polls all day and
see that no illegal votes, are
Iicjheee terrible times of fahatioal M
ly and ruin, H becomes,"uore tho-ter.
the Outy ot good ffl'n to be Arm and
eool, and exercior attesmanahip. We
art threatened with another war bf 'he
bad and wicked rulers, and the only w
to check it is for the people to combine
at the ballot box and rebuke the leaJere
Wb are marching on aa a Nation to
perdition. A Rpublioao President
warns the country that his own cartv
leadera are violating tbe law, obstruct
ing tbe courts, and demolubing the Oon
Is it not time to cause and refleet.be
fore you approve their bad tulers at the
polls ky your vote?
THE POOR MAN'S PRESENT.
Seen Bond-Holder'e Parlor.
Drama tit Pirtonatk mn', rtnnl.TTillr
ia his eay ebair, tittiag bv a table drinkini
A ragged man, with bare feet and tattered
garments, preceded by a little bov and girl.
[Enter Poor Man.]
"Good afternoon. Mr. Tlrni.TTnlti
i nave Drought you a present. Here
are two little children, your slaves for
life. I erive them to vou. if vou nlenae.
. ' '!
for no fault of theirs, except they are
tynuci iui, eir, i could not help it
they could not help it their father
I A I t il ...
anu moiner, dqm aead, were White. -These
are mv little innocent errand.
children all you and your party have
ten me, ana tne oonds you hold are
mortgages on them, as upon myself.
I cannot pay the debttake the little
Bond-Holder "Be off get out
take the dirty brats away from me!"
Poor Man "Please, sir, don't spoak
so harshly. It frightens the little
girl. The boy does not seem to start
much at your angry tones else he
would not double up his fist, but tbe
girl is timid."
. Bond-Holder " Get out be off with
your brats, or I'll ring the bell for a
servant; 10 pui you out, you imperti
Poor Man"Yoxi needn't ring, Mr.
Bond-holder. The day of ringing lit
tle bells has DaBsed awav. And vnn
need not ring for a servant, for I am
your servant I And, as you have no
chairs for servants, I will stand here
a moment before I go and have a lit-
il - A 1 I- '.1
we iaiK wun you.
"-Once, when vou were afraiM of tViA
draft, you wore the kindliest smiles!
Ana you pauea me on the bacfe and
said 1 was a dear, good, patriotic man !
"I listened to vou then and vou shall
listen to me now I
"Do vou remember thosn dava?
There was war. You, with vour oilv
tongue, helped bring it about.' It was
more oi a war than you thought it
wouiu do. iou were a coward, a
great big coward 1 Don't look ugly,
ioriaoni scare worth a cent I And
you were afraid to go to war. Tou
made long speeches about saving the
Union nrotectinc tha ronntltntinn
honoring the laws and helping the
poor man i . .
" You said the war was "to restore
the country to peace and prosperity!
You said the object of the war was
not to coerce States, nor to deprive
any people of liberty I
"You said those who would not
fight were cowards. I was no cow
ard, Mr. Bond-Holder, so I went to
war. You were a coward, you dare
not go, and you , hired me to go. I
took your money and went. ' And
now, when I have returned, I-find
that I owe you more than you gave me
and that I must now .'ork to pay my
self for being shot at! and to pay you
big interest on the money you let me
"And I find. also, that unu nra e-r.
empt from taxation, that you hold the
weaim oi me nation in your pockets,
and that I am your slave I .
"In short, Mr. Bond-Holder, you
are a coward: a cheat n. awinHW
ttrant. a robber, a frrcni blnntoH a;-
r O -r-vwv m IO-
tocrat. When the war came on, I was
a poor, out honest man. I knew but
little Of VOUr rimnhra nnA
plans. . I. had a wife and I loved her
J - ' 1 1 CtV ' ' -
very ueany. , &ae wore no silks for I
could' not' buv ' them' --"Wa hnA
grand home as you now have. We
aranK muK vou drink w ina and T
pay for it I Our home was a ; poor
man's home, but it was a happy one.
: JJo you .know, Mr. Bond-Holder,
how you whined and hearsed of ma tn
go to war? You said the country was
in danger. You . promised to care for
my lamily, and to look out for rny in
terestsjf'l would go and fight for
you. You promised well, you did
?"d.,yTu to me all the while!
While I was fighting you wore specu
lating. I badi my wife good bye and
went to war. My son went to war.
"You made war speeches.. You
promised grent things to tho soldiers.
You lied to all of us soldiers', you did
and you know it! Don laok mad-I
am not afraid pf cowards I don't
scare worth a d-ime! . .
"I Was WOlinrlivt 5n t, 'U.i.ij. ' I
i ------ .u mo untile ana
half s arveJm the hospital. My80fl
was killed bv tho CnniiA-.
on a cotton expedition to enrich your
loyal cousin in the army as Gener
al. I had a hard time ot it and at
last came home.
"My wife died from neglect". 1 ; Yott
ed6 whiir0-1 her- 80n waa WM
ed while helping on 'the crusade for
find you rich and me poor. My farm
was covered with waoW j i
gee. , My wife l,e3 in tho churchyard
for your benefit. My boy sleeps bv a
cotton field for his oWffs I Kel. -
"These are his children. They are
not loft to me-they are left to you. .
You stole my son. , You lied to me.
You starved my wife and my son's
M ' ft JU aUd yUrv part lied t0 a '
the SOldiera vnn mlilm i . ,,
field; you sacrificed thorn for private
ends-you gave away our blood to pro
tect your dollars I . 1
. While we fought to save the coun
try, you said that a national debt was'-
.v00iuS, una you made the
blessincr erpnt hnt w..:
yourself and the other cowardly aris
tocrats and thinvoo np u - --
k t80'dim shouW nave been ex-
'"i"'u" luey are not. Only the aris-
Liau, are now exempt and able to
live nt p.ba
"Take the little children. I have -no
home, your mortgage covers it."My w
hopes are gone. This is no more l
land ot liberty, of right, or equal tax
ation. i Jim wnoir p nr. t i .
,. , "vijr me A snail
soon die-I have no home for the little ' :
uuc3 -uommg to leave them but eternal
Their labor ia fl j
for their own benefit.
"Take thflsfl '.hm
children of America! Kill them, hold
them in bonda. mot
i i mi , o-i vuciu yuur
slaves I 1 no bov will wait.
little girl I know you will force into
prostitution for tho v,
, .lv uvubuv ui your
pered sons, but I can't help that.
ic your victims do with usr , ,
aa VOU Will. Mak-n tha v, .fn.,
, " "v inuai VI UlUb
boy you can, for it will not be long
"u uuiAr& your
debt, your bonds, and your authority I
"I leave them with you, that they
may look on their robber, on tho mur
derer of their father. I must go to
the plow, the hoe, the spade., the. axi
the pick, the farm, tho work bcnc! '
the hammer, the trowel, the forest, the " "
loom, anywhero and everywhere 1
md toil earlv anrl Into i. '.
. j - .-I- i vi uujr juu lux
uries and wines to support you in idle
ness. I must now go to work and
slave that you may rest and live. I
will go and wear my life out to sup
port you in idleness till the day which
U dawning will bring relief in - - - -r
"BEPUDIATIONI L 'rjX
"Ah ha-hft-hft-ha.Ko I Tl. i
you tremble " Then I will repeat it:
" u- J!i-r- U -i-l-A-T-I-0-N I
... 6v odd juur cueeK paie,
and to see you clutch for your Bonds I
"It Was whnn vriii "Viofriro w,'-!1-
fight for you !
" v hen you fooled me! - -"When
you lied to me I
( 1 W Vl ATI vnn wllinA1 iA 1- 3 .
j v" auu uegea me
to TO to War. and let umi Innb- nf
my interest ! , , . . ,
; "It was when youT trembled 'and
shook like an asnen lpaf loaf A-t.
I -uv uiwb
snatch you awav from thn rua
where you could rob. v -" 3
"WKftn T fniTrr.V J. ...
., -..6.. j,uur mierests
and my interests alike, you looked only .
for your own interests. You played : "
it well, you controlled legislation
nirp1 : .
; "Anrl nfttv T'll lnnlr ofYan m
interests. All you worked for durin? '
the war was to make money. That J
tt o juui gicas etui, nun, you ttra - -u
again in danger, you tremble, and no I A .
one will help you, ...Docs that little. ,
buy look 'as if he would bo a willing '
s?zi?'or the f i1 his father and grand-1"
father have been? .: e - a s ... ., ,-T
((TTa will In.vlr Anf 4nn.im -9
I will look out for my interests, and
aa the object f government as Eadi
cah nanageftis tomake- money,1 III " I
lliliu n Diut uu unci. . ituici n UUJ yOUf -' ;.
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