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Office, 225 Washington Avenue, Democrat Hall; " Editorial Rooms, Ohio Levee, over Barclay's Drug Store.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 10, 1869.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO.
OFFICIAL l'AI'KK OF COUNT V AM) CITY
,1 PLOW AT STATU IDENTITY.
Ton yeurs ago tlioro was not a prominent
manin.tho Northwest who raised his voicoin
favor of ncgro-sull'rugo. Two years ago tlio
men who denied to tho scvoral f tntcs the right
to prescribe tho qualification! of their own
electors weru equally tcurco. To-dny we
llnd tho great mass of tho radical party not
only contending for tho enfranchisement of
I X ... ....1 in t. ..nr.tnttltlfl
Uio negro, um vnueutuimt, w
that end in utter disregard of tho will of tho
people mid tho clenrly vested right of the
statu. We And tho majority of that party
seeking tho ratification of an amendment to
tho constitution that confers the prlvilegoLof
elective franchise upon tho blacks, in states
that havo recently pronounced against such
mi enormity by overwhelming majorities
r;Ji jvoriiig to srure it ratification by leg
Mntures, which, although favoring the in
i , jitj..i measure were elected without any
r. r T thereto.
Neer before slnee the foundation of our
f vcmuent wa such a blow aimed at the
r ur ;,nty of lb states. It propose to nn
n'hiLto the power po jm1 4by the sovorul
sUU.i under the constitution, to regulate their
own .! t totlon, and points to h consolidation
of power in the federal government to be
dreaded by every lover of liberty in the land.
si tt jualifttalion for office, dwned ossen
t nl in .' fine localities, are forever annulled
1 y it and, whfltaver lm the pwilhtrlties,
rcn J ' in, or ueceaHtit of the people, they
it.iisi conform to one flxwl, uniform and
fVlf rablo mlfl f unlimited sMlfragr.
'i i t grand and conspicuous idea of the
rW . 1 n who gave us our matchless const!
tV. was that the general government was
t . 1' ' such powers only as were pcillT
r -r.-i assti n wary to Uie eattibltabment
t:' d . rvatiun of its own wivcrtignty.
Tl ;'it"W the stats and th jtoople wn
" v 1 with a special sanctity, and were to
l;c . only, if at all, in iwssm ef extreme
: .' i nH-tnity. The XVth constitutional
ii!..c:. jitK'iit is such a glaring Mod tnowtrous
Ik w of thus rights, and dix-s such vie
' '. i tt wry spirit of tho government,
u.i t j u urn at itoe a dajigeruu and revolu
I tUaractvr. The very frame-work of
. rrnment will 1h chaiigsJR and modified
it -L uld It be ratified, and the barriers
f . K-iii iba iU f ruiu fedural JtMuinulion
I .r' !iis broken down, who can foretell tht
( v." (liencw that. will follow It strikes
tiov.f, tii) local independent- ibut character
L 1 t. -lutes, deprives tbeiti of all kwr to
jret i thetnselves fruui poclal and jveeulinr
evils that may besot them, and will prove, in
thorti the ultimate destruction of state itnti
t it ns and all tbw right and privilege
that !ae, thus far, preorvod rtatu identity,
and provided for the jtoculiar. dirlereut and
vnr.ed wanU of the jutople.
Fairuost, the commonest justice, demands
the submission of thu profited amendment
to tho people. The present Jegiilaturo of
Illi!i ii, and tho present legislatures of nil
the states, were elected liut full, Wore rndi-
at s; . had given birth to this its lat mon
strosity. These legislatures were elected
when many f the radical leudr wero pro
claiming from the stump and through their
aj an uucmpromlsing hostility to negro
sutfrnge. and when nearly overy member of
the party, in tho iiorthw tttvrn states at least,
wcr. complaining that democrats were basely
and cruelly slandering them by charging
upon them u purpose to introduce or to favor
the introduction of negro suffrage in any of
tlie northern stutei. Tliuy reentcd erery
charge of that character as the vilest defama
tion, and vehemently diuvowcd nny such u
purpose. And yet, upon legislatures, elected
by the people under ttich circumstances, the
radical congress are pressing the ratification
of the amendment legislatures not only not
elected to uct upon uny such measurt, but
after prof it te und apparently honest deniuls
that any such suhjwjt would como before them
There is not In thu middle or northwestern
state to-day, u tingle legislative body that
represents tho will of the people on this
question. Not one wa elected for such a
purpoo, and it is exceedingly doubtful, if,
upon an open avowal of favor for such a
measure, n single ono o M have beeu elected.
How criminally violative of the people's
rights, then, is tho pending effort to uo exist
ing legislatures to pass tlieamcndment. It re
peals tho constitution of Illinois, and not n
voter in tho state can say yea or nay through
tho bajlot-ho.x I
A more villainous attempt to forestall tho
people anil to deprive them of tho opportuni
ty to glvo a quietus to nn odious measure, was
never attempted. It U peculiarly u radical
crime, suggotcd not by adesiro totrnnquilize
tho country and servo tho ends of tho people,
but to perpetuate party uscendoncy In dufl
nnce of tlm people, in defliineo of constitu
, tionnl law and utterly regardless of conse
quences, . A dog in Dubuque, Iowa, named Curio, is
uld to have saved the lives of four persons.
Ho dragged 11 creeping babo from under the
feotof 11 pawing colt, pulled two drowning
girls from Lako l'oosta, and gripped his mas
ter'H coat tail ono dnrk mid stormy night as
lie (tho master) Iietided for a stream where
tho bridge had just been swept away. Carlo
has tho unmur.lcd freedom of JJuhuquont nil
At nn election held in Contrnlla on Mon
day, .Itidgo Hopkins, independent and liquor
llconso candidate for mayor was elected by a
majority of l&Uovor Lyman Androws, the
temperance candidate, and Samuel fturor,
That radical villago is not ready yet to givo
up the grog.
'ALL THE DKCEN0V.u s
Ono day last week tho Washington corres
pondent of the Now York Tribune tele
graphed tho statement to that papor that "no
torious prostitutes mingled with tho wives
and daughters of members on the floor of the
house during tho opening of tho votoj for
President and Vico l'roildontj" which fact
the 'Tribune' editorially pronounces n dis
grace to our civilization.
Only a few days ago tho Washington cor
respondent of tho Chicago 'llepublican n
radical pncha of threo tails, stated that tho
reception room of tho scnoto nn elegantly
furnished apartment "is notoriously the
greatest assignation placo in Washington,
where hardly a day posses that n scoro of wo
men of looso characters cannot bo seen."
Tho Iioston 'Commonwealth,' whoso radi
calism is of the bluest belly, sorrowfully dis
coursed, few day ago, after this fashion :
"Kvery ufternoon, nftor ;i o'clock, some twelvo
or fifteen United .States senators are so drunk
that they are unable to attend to business.''
And these are thu leaders of tho party that
lav claim to "all the decency,' and loudly
declaims against "debauched, ignorant and
tieastly democratic voting cattle ! Out upen
them, for all that Is corrupt, debusd and hyp
ocritical ' They are us unsound morally as
Til i: 11 A T1FICA TIOX 11 V h'A -V.S'.I.S'.
It has been telegraphed all ovor the coun
try that Kansas, by its legislature, lias rati
fied the lat constitutional amendment. A
no stnte legislature can act upon the propositi
amendment until it i otlicially communica
ted, according to law, thi ratification by
Kansas i simply rMkaUMis. Th Igi)Hturo
of Kansas will undoubtedly sanction the
amendment; but the prtnent radical curkling
is premature. Tho Kocheeter 'Union' calls
attention to the fact that the people of Kan
sas, al a recent general election, squarely
voted down tke MilTragts pro)Md to le iMt&b
lUhed by the 15th amend men t. The vote
.-tooil. on tbe question of utriking tho word
"white " from the nv4titio :
Mjr,ijr againt . .. jfT.
Thus the people staml iu decided opjioii
tion to tho principle of federal regulation,
and to the extension of suffrage to negroes as
a distinct proportion ujion its merits. Hut
this legislature, misreprctontiug them, will
now vote in favor of both.
A. T. Stewart is somewhat loth to glo up
tho Secretaryship of the Treasury. To obvl-
tit pending ditlicultie lu bus offered to make
an absolute transfer and disposition of all in
terests and proflu which maybe derived from
currying on his business during his ollicial
tTin, "for the use of a public charity;" the
transfer to bo made to three eminent gentle
men us trustee, who hall havo the abiolutc
diosnI of funds thus acquired for use of n
public charity, In tho city of New York, the
trustees to select the charity, and to be abso
lute in the wholo matter.
This remarkable bid for the place is said to
be under consideration by tbe president, but
the legal gentlemen to whom it has been sub
mitted are unanimously of the opinion that it
dors not meet the requirements of the law.
It is probable, therefore, that tho anxious
gentleman will be compelled to resign.
.MORE TREASURY PLUSDER1SU.
It is a custom, sanctioned by long tuago
to confide tho work of taking the census,
every ten years, to the bands of United States
mnrshals. In this way tho expense has not
been disproporliencd to tho work. Hut the
radical party is a progressive party. It has
thousands of favorites who nro Idle mid milt
bo provided for. To provide for these the
census for 1B70 will bo taken, not by the mar
shals ni formerly, but by ugentu speci dly
deputed for that purpose.
This is nothing more ar less than another
radical devise for wringing money from our
over-burdened tax-payers, As a cotemporary
remarks, tho little-worked and over-paid
United States marshals, whose olliccs are fat
sinecures at all times, are to be relieved from
this labor, and speclal'ofllcer aru to bo provi
ded for the purpose The cause for this Is
plain. Notwithstanding the radicals aro
dully growing rich by their government
swindles of every conceivable character, still,
liko tho horse-leach, they cry "Give, give!'
and tholr fellows In Congrcs aro continually
exercised in providing ways and meuns for
them, one swarm after another, te got at the
public treasury. This is simply the latest
plun devised for that purpose, "ono among ten
thousand and altogether lovely." Tho Uni
ted States marshals' olliccs everywhere aro
fillod with worthless mid loxy attaches, whoso
chief business, when not engaged in political
manouvoring, appears tp bq eportijig dia
monds, driving fast horses, mid providing for
fast women j and now, when tho people aro
oxpcctingto seo them engaged in making
some slight return for tho Immense) sums
they havo received for doing nothing, tho
radical Congress stops iu rclloves them of
the only duty thoy overpcriorm by which the
nation is at all benefitted. Hut tbern is In the
futuroadayof torrlblo reckoning for these
radical swindles. May Uod speed it coming!
A prominent feauturo of (irant's inaugaral
is his solemn promiso faithfully cxecuto
all laws, good, bid and indifferent. Tho first
ant of his administration, howovor, was to ask
thu repeal of n law that stood iu tho way of
Joiih of his personal purposes I Not a very
consistent commencement, cermiiuy.
Florida ladies dlvido their timo between
racing oranges and shooting alligators.
THE CABINET TROUBLES
8TKWAHT CONOLUHKS TO 11ESION
BOUTWELL will not accept
THK VKUY LATKST TKIsKOICAMS
The 'Herald says tho war against thu ad
ministration has ulrendy commenced. (Jen.
Orntit has to fight another buttle of Uelmont,
but this time it is with the poVlJlelnus and not,
southern robels. Itesyg Grunt sho"uIIVnot
yield to the faction of radical politicians, but
should slick to his appointment of Stewart
and make the tight on him a test of loyalty iif
congress te his administration. He has tho
people, with him now und thoy will go with
him on this question.
If he maintains his accustomed Hr ratios
and carries out his resolution to purge the
treasury department of corruption ana ineffi
ciency, thoro will be peace. The whisky and
other corrupt rings centered in and around
congfW, will llourish as ever, unlets General
Grant breaks tho jiower of the radical faction
of politicians. Tlie flght lias commenced, and
the president, if wise, will show hi linnd
while he can rally all the coniervative ule
ments of tho country to hi support.
CAIII.VhT OH'KMS IIKOOINfl.
A Washington special sari th treaury
shin was offered to Jioutwell but he declined,
and tho irostmast'-rship, attorney generMUhip,
and then secretary of state were offer oil to
-Mr. Wilson, of Jowa, who dm-lined all of
them. Another diipatchiay- ISorie does not
like his office, add that Stewart, at a late ltotir
lut night, finally concluded to resign.
( MHI.VtT OITIC KM K.NTKniMl ON THRIK 111'
Mr. Ilorie, new mn reUry of the nuvy, ap
peared mid was sworn In by Judge Carter of
the supreme court in tbe'preaiuettlii room.
He afterward proceeded t the navy depart
ment to take charge of it.
ARRIVAL or BKVKKTAKV COX.
. Ciovornor Cox, tbe new secretary of the in
terior, Arrived this morning and took rooms
at the Kbbett Houe. He will take tbe oath
of otllce to-day und enter upon tho duties of
the otiice immediately.
TO 1IK w'lTH&KAWN.
It was stated iu the republican caucus, to
day, that President Grant would withdraw
his request for u modification of the act otab
gibing tlie treasury department, mid thi, it
wa tneught, uoulil nccossltato the withdraw
al of Stewart, mid hence necusMirily induce a
change in tho cabinet programing.
TIIV srT.AAr T.V4MI1.V
(riitaloglcal Trre of llir
The editor of the 'Ml.souri Dcmecracy,'
Cape Girardeau, was recently vliltod by Gen
eral N. W. Watkins, the half-brother of
Henry Clay, and received from him the fol
lowing gcncaologtcal treo of the Clay fami
ly. Henry Watkins, unothur half-brother of
tho great "Commoner," lived iu very humble
circumstances, at the mouth of Cache river,
in this county, running a saw-mill thcru dur
ing tho years 18M,-'2 and '3. He was a very
pluin, hard-working man, performing, gener
ally, tho lubor of two men at tbo work of
driving oxen, chopping slabs and handling
lumber. Thomas H. Clay was u frequent
visitor nt the mill, and, upon one occu-Ion,
stayed there all summer.
The 'Democracy' says:
When Elizabeth swayed tho scepter of Kng
land, nnd Kir Walter Kalfdgh had set the
spirit of adventure uhluzo in the hearts of
tlie young English calierby his voyoges
to the Virginia colonies, three sons o'f Sir
John Clay, u prosperous and worthy Welsh
baronet, caught the cunt.iglon for adventure
and emigration, und sought and obtained per
mission to accompany Sir Walter on one of
bis voyages. They were named respectively
Charles. Thomas and Henry. Their father
supplied them with 2,000 each a large for
tune In that day ond they settled on tho
Junto river, in tho character of planters. Of
these brothers, two, Charles -and Thomas,
married, and reared families Henry dying
childless. Tho great statesman wa descended
from Thomas Clay, and the family represent
ed by Cnssius M. Clay, the present Ministor
to St. Petersburg, are descended from Char
les. The Immediate fathor of "Harry of the
West" wa n IJaptlst clergyman, pious and
earnest und enthutliutlo In his work, lie died
comparatively a young mun, leaving n wid
ow und seven children, four sons mid three
daughters, who all died childless, except
Henry and Porter, tho latter u distinguished
Haptist clergyman. Thn widow Clay mar
ried u gentleman named Watkins, und by
him had a family of six children, two. of
whom, tho General, whoo visit to us called to
luind these recollections, und his brother,
Frank, settled in this State. Ilenry Clay
married a Miss LtiCTutU Hart, an mint of the
distinguished Kentucky culptor, Jool (J.
Hart, apd by her had olevon children six
daughters and live sons. Of thcso all are
dead except three brothers, Hon. Thomas
Hart Clay, of Fayette county, John Why, of
Lexington, Ky., u distinguished stock-breedor
nnd turfman, and Theodore, a confirmed lu.
natlc, who has been an Inmato of tho lunatic
asylum, at Lexington, Ky., for nearly forty
vears. Young Henry Clay, who was killed
ot the Imttlu o? It..e.m Vlft- M..1. 1 .
at til battlu ot IJuuim Yista, Kubru-srv -'li
tot i, vim iiiusi jit uiuiiinjr oi uie great
statemun's children. Ho inherited his fath
er's genius and noblo form and features, and
gavo abundant promise, had life been enured
him, of reaching a position of proud emi
Virginia is said to possess (ii 0)00 ncres of
"oyntor rocks," ylolding unnitally $10,000,000
worth of oystors.
IITho Now Orleans, Jackson und Great
Western railroad is 6oon to bo u'xsendud
nortli to Kosciusko. Attala county, MifS.
Tho route was graded sevoi al years una.
Tim somewhat extraordinary action of the
president and Mr. Wa?hburn in ordering
withheld tho pardons of Uie mon Dopuys is
sued by Mr. Johnson on March 3d, is n topic
of general discussion. Tho ex-proildent ex
pressed his indignation at what ho termed
such monstrous usurpation of executive pow
ers by Trciidcnt Grant, and his opinions aro
shared in by almost overy legal mind. Com
missioner Rollins, who hates iiieso men per
sonally, induced tho president to issue tho or
der in question, Thcso men aro no great ras
cals, but, having '.'peached" on their confed
erates of tho whiskey ring, the latter, in turn,
will havo them punished with tho utmost
A French Doctor Utimon, in the maguzino
called 'La Forme,' says jiojifonsclf had hydro-
pnomn cuiigiii irom inc mio oi a uog, una
cured himself with n llussiutt vapor bntli
heated to fifty-seven degrees, contlgrade. Un
less tho man is n downright cheat, there is
probably something in this vapor-action re
lieving tlie circulation through the pores of
the skin; audit should bo remembered by
thoe who may, nt any timo, havo to deal with
a case of hydrophobin. This is not tho first
time that thoie vapor baths havo heensjwkcn
of as an effective euro of that terrible malady.
V .Mmi !)lr In it Ilnlltruy Car.
Kremlin- Mrmphi AtttluiicJir?, 3d.
Three or four days ago a Mr. Hilliard and
wife got on board u Memphis and Charleston
1'ailroad train at Moscow. With them was
their dead infant, whose remains they intend
ed taking to Columbia, Tonnevec, for burial.
Mr. Hilliard had been unwell, and after so
ruring swats iu tho car, swallowed a quantity
of morphine, In the hope of obtaining sleep.
!! sunlc into n deep slumber, but never awoke.
The opinio wa too powerful for his system,
and mi outburst of grief from tho heart-brok-fii
wife apprised tlie pasenger that death had
entered the car. I'oor Hilliard had breathed
away his life so peacefully that oven his wife
knew not her double aflliction until a cessa
tion of th heart's pu!atl'ns told the sad
A-cl, iic, 4tc.
SSt V. "W 19 ,
Thelw-Un mrkl f alt kliulu (It.l.moTVlileJ
ami pmnraiea tootn.
3Pllosss, cttoo., cfbo.,
u iiom:s ai.i; a.m ici: j ah,.
I'lTCIIKK Ss HK.VUV,
104 Cnioiiirrclal Avruuc, rnrnrr Ttvrlflli
irrrl, CAIKO, ILL.
140 COMMKIIC1AL AVKNUH,
In I'lliott A lluylliornrV Hoot nud Mioc hiure,
BtroutiiiK ilone on sliort notice. tnarfrlif
OH KVEKYTHING IN
TXII3 B003X XjX3TX2
No. 100 CtlMKHU'UL AltM't.
DRY GOODS, ETC
Wholesalf anil Itclull IeIT in
Fancy ml .Slujilr
rn y gvoois
IIOOTS AND SIIOKS,
HATS AX1) CAPS,
x GUTliKUY, NOTIONS
Oriila FlirnUlilllK ("uilt
LADIES' DRESS GOODS, SUA ll'LS,
ltlauUolH, C'assiiiu'i'os and .Joans
Heavy llrowit l)omrjlle? ,..,..,l7e.
Skirl V.;....AA......U...............-inu. -
000 Ut'lit'M llat t.
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A Splendid hwJ . n
WIUTK (JOODS ANI) : Wll!l!OUi!RII)S
IliiyoM will iso wwmp wi SJIK JUm v.',; W K
boforp purchatinj; nswiere.
n, II. OHN.MNfi
rum-: dkugs and chemicals,
(Xvto xx. tl- Moclioinosj;
k riLL SIOCTMCST 01'
.1? H?v F UME-E -
A X I V X X V. V ' I S .
ESPECIAL ATTEMTIOK PAID TO PRESCRIPTIONS
""xOXE HUT THE PUREST
. " ALMOST OAUKKUM.VI V
Compounded Maf erlnls arc used.
1VIXKK AXI) IjKIVOIIS
FOIt MKllICAL ui:.
. . . ... .
No. 71 Ohio Lever,
BILLIARDS, LIQUORS, ETC.
UN FLO WE It UILItlAHD SALOON
U funilnlii'il with the Intent tjli' of IMet, mit tln
tar ii'lluil uilli llio iiiu.leu'clleiit li)Uflr.
I iprcail every Jy t 9 a.m. nnd 10 p.m. ileeSltt
HI LL I A HI) II A L L AM) SALOON
OO Oliio Lovoo,
NKXT DOIIU Til KIIWT NATIONAL IWVNK.
Is now la full tU-t, uii l I. the
Of all wfll-rejrulaiitl lllliiirli.tn, ami pol jmUs of
excvllfiit iNiivnixv unii nTJixxiy kauwn
nini -jit. i lie iiuii ii
Tlie Only Flrst-Class Hilliard nud Drlukinr;
Saloon In the City.
Are l(pl iii k11"'' onlcr, nnl are of the lines! Ilol.ti.
Aru ni way ul ImikI to ri'.Miinl to llu- onli-rs of tli
gnrl, ami 2
Fur the ui-cniiuniklutioii of all loTtr of the "arilent,"
Ik tKjiinllflllly ll'pu-il uiili
All Kinds of Llijiiors,
i SorM il "MntiKht," or rtinijiuiiiiileil liitomii.tji-llcloin
Hy fXperU, wlio-o exporieiu'o in tho Iiuhiiics hu
pmcnl thvm iimonj" the tlrt of their irofelon in th
BROOM FACTORY. 1
"1 AlltO IJU003I MANUFACTOHY.
W. F. 31'KEK & BKOTUKU,
1 llaviutr nerfi-eteil their arranjii'iiiPiil for the iiianuf.'
I turo or llri'oin.H In thueiiy,uru iioir jircureI to tV.i
orilorn at an
OnU'ra lift at thotorvrii. i. iniaiiison,7B un
Muiiiifucturrt Foni-ti""th nlrev(, Itolirceit
Waliiut una Udlnr,
' Will U rnmjlly atlcmJtl to,
Onleri lviuittl aliHiiM he ii'hlreimoil to
' W. K. M'KKi: 4 11110.,
J- S W. IIUI o-K