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Devoted to News, Politics, Literature, Agriculture, Manufactures, and the Ceneral Interests of Highland County.
TOLTdS-NO.' 52.
HILLSBOROUGH, HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1880.
WHOLE NO. 22S6.
Published Every Thursday.
J. L. COASDMAM,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
OFFICE Comer of Maio nd Short Streets, Op
posite Muic iiail.
Business Directory.
i
rrn
CrdB inserted tinner thiff head at the following
. rttet: For i lrw-L etmte, !0 pear; inch, S
year V inc.; . i A ye-.
I ; u-elv -..:,( ol type n -i:e 1 inch.
J. r,1. DULIEFIIL,
ATTOEN"BT AT Xjjft-"W.
C-f Boome S md M .-Kibben's Bloek. High
Bt r i ', O. I"'''1! 1
Dr.S. J.SPEES
TILL now -ive tun ertire time o the practice
t or hie 5'rof'-i.. He (jae hd extensive
xperic-D and will gn- special attention to the
r-.tm.nt nf Chronic l)teaeft.
Offtpk InM'Kibhen'B Kew Flock, up 8tair,
t.i-h .-rf.L hn-idiwe. est walnut St.. ntar
tne Pubiic school Uouae, Eilleboro, Oaio.
- O. IS." Collins.
Of" In 5!t-KnYuos" E!
EUlshoro, Ohio.
set, 2d story, Hip St,
IK. A. ETAMN, '
STTJSa-EOIT DENTIST,
OfR- Smith's Blocte.Mw'n S'(wl- ovor Calrerfi
Drr Goods More. ALL. oKs
rVb'tta-y 9,
WARrtANTKD.
ffi-Svl
ILTIDKUBUT. i.W.BIeiIt.
t HART & HIGGIXS,
CiATTO lir: eys'Jat ' law.
Office Smith-! Block, corner of Main & High St.,
FIIJl.PB"no, P. jangyl
DRS.W&. C. HOYT,
- HC'-ICZOPATHIC-;
JPhysicurs and burgeons,
t.MITH-3 BLOC'Ci HILtSBCRO, O.
.raeritai uliitaacc, it received arlji, i Bbe
nre to recfive atieution tue same av.
W HO VI, M.D., I C. HuYT, M. P.,
f to a a ni.; 1 to i and T fnti! m a.m. and trum
to 8 p.m. (ap'7 I yl) ' to p.m.
J. R. CALLAHAN, D. D. S.,
D EM T 1 S T !
Office in STRArSS EUILD1XO, Main Street,
first door to ritht, op ataira.
mar i srf
a. e3ar:jal.;
OfBce, Sonthetet Cemor
np Bla
sud i!!gh 3'?., room
rf. aiipljl
hiuby sunn,
ATTOnKT.AT; LAW
05ce ever Smith' rr"? Siore, ni'ilfboro, 0.
..... or .jU
""JOHN T. HIKE,
AJTIOIlNEY AT LAW,
. , , urrXsBOBO, Ohio.' ' :'
OfBce in Smith' Sew Bnilding, Sd Hory. an9yl
ii. c. nrss, m.
Phj-gioi&n, Stirseon and Acoouehenr,
IIJLLUBORO, OniO.
Ortlce Main Srree:, next dor wnl of News Office.
Hceideuoa South High Su, aouth -ol boulh Stret.
mylrl
J. II. rKUERIXG,
- ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Notary Public and Land Surveyor.
Office removed to forwr of Main and High
r.reei. over Hayne Co.'s etore maristf
VY.'W.; SHEPHERD M. 0.,
l'hysiclau and Surgeon,
HILLSBOItO, - - OHIO
Otic on Short Street, two door west of High St.
OFFICE HOL liS From 6 to 9 A. M- 1 to i P. M.,
. to I P. K. and all day SatnrdnT. . decSrl
A. U. Matthxws. Ebnht M. HuaiHa.
MATTnEws a nrooixs,
ATTORXETS AT LAT7.
Office cortier o! F and Sh;rt npstaira.
CYRUS KEWBY,
ATTOKXEY AT LAW,
"OfBeefu Suits New Baliding, Id prory. fehlyl
XIEM1Y A. MJEIMIEKD,
ttoruer nt Xj . -w,
HILIiSBOHOtTGH, O.
Office and residence on Main Street, between
Eiirfa and Fast tv.ieets, firat door west of 'Kanley
Eouae." P. O. Drawer, 62. feb4ti
HILLSBOBO, O-
C;I. A T. CG0Hf - Proprietor.
17 8.V-!: leaped this weii-known Hotel, I would
m;-.v to puhlio that I wii! gpare no pains or ei
jK:Lse ti cite it flret-eiase in ever j re&pect. Give
- H'-ti'Cfc, ti.at extni:r,ii!iU!5 of At
: ate wiu i- ;- .re m the Hu:-
'r-l. ;,ulKlM l- r,: r fi--r .IT'lV of
ry. .. . i, A'r A :--r klm! October.
'- i ' :s - Jit ;.: ;u-ca by law is 50 CIS
.v u:-"vr oi tue i-u." "' .
ii-v -' i'. S. POOKTT. Olerte,
BRICKLAYER- and- COLDER,
EILLSBORO, OHIO. "
Will contract for Brik-work in town or coonty,
on the niot resoi:Me terms References to any
pirtjt-s for whom I Uuve portormed coniracta. Or
. cer by mail promptly au-:rjded to.
Particular alien t ion to Gra!e Setting and Oven
Building. P. O. Box ei18tf
PARKER'S
REST AUM1IT !
9 N. High St, Hillsboro.
All Substantial and Luxuries served
in the best style. I have always in stock
the choicest and bet brands of Cigars and
Tobacco.
Meals at All Hours.
Rsyu.hr Dinnsr, 25 Cts.
gep2."Jm6
To Inventors and Mechanics!
PATENTS and how to obtain them. Pamphlets
f s paires free, npon receipt of etamps for post
age. A'ldreM
- Gil5iore, Smith & Co.,
Solicitor of Patent. Box 31,
nrJ8tf Washington, D. C.
All a"b out
s
W bll W0 for a t2irouir
C f?f f r roar address
ol in CAZtTTtER & CUIDE, whioQ con
tlt fuil lnformaiion on ail matters of .ntsreat
Ttiunj uthslxne 8tar 8mie."ar!d anewaorrsoC
ouQir map of Xexaa, Ubxu& inches.
VCHK ROSS I CO., CEN'L AGENTS, ST. LCLTIS.KO.
Eri:s Us Ycsr Job Wcrk.
CIRCULAR SAW."
THE " EARLY BREAKFAST " COOK STOVE,
The only Cook Siove with Soapstone Lining to Oven Doors.
Far superior to any other !
PLOWS! PLOWS! PLOWS!
The Celebrated Hamilton Steel Plows. Light and Durable I
or1
EVE"BY DESCEIPTIOir.
the x-iisrxii3iNr
NO TR0U3LE TO SHOW GOODS.
7VT
JLN
Rookliolcl & Son.
UNDERTAKERS!
fj . . -HAVE THE FH.EST STOCK OF 1
I fun flit mis ;
all the latest styles J?
Clothing!
THIS WEEK, BEIGirjrJirJG
DAY, JAFJ. 19, 1C30, I WILL
L'EfJCE HEDUOIHG PRICED
ALL ' uiiMUcr
ESPECIALLY OVERGO
DER TO REDUCE
FORE THE CLOG
SEAGOTJ; AfJD
AG
LIEUT 12 GTILL
Hits A iXflnuX Mrr!f I
LV'B5S hwm 111
BUYERS T7ILL FIITD IT GREATLY TO THEIR
AB7AIITAGE TO LOOK AT KY GOODS AND
LEARII ASIOIiTSKIIiGlY LOW PRICES BE-
FORE -HATING THEIR
I fei
THE CLOTHIER,
STRAUSS BUILDING, HILLSBORO, OHIO.
January 22, 1RS0. jan22tf
-V. . i BUS!
run
THE LADIES ARE
v. I. :
lie conic Temple, High Street,
Where will be fonDd a'.l the Latest Styles In
.iinineryirancyb
AIiSO
Ladies' CIoaLs and Dolmans!
AT THE VEEY LOWEST PRICES.
"TIB! IE OLD"
ILTtxr'Tolo t& Oranito Worlds !
PAUL HARSHA
ESTABLISHED
IEZjSIHLL dj3 SON,
Ve are better pre- T: H' zzi
i ' pared than ever to fur- l!
m '3 f . nsh MONUMENTS andu jA q
f ' 1 y- .Tombstones and all kinds! n'jJ (f J o
JZ -f' 'A Vof Cemetery Work, andf ; f p
fcuo"! V-r at Prces LOWER than l rr -
' 1 1- ---' xever heretofore. " .
Pleas (ri re ne a call, tr Satisfaction guaranteed.
April 17, Ib79.
New Furniture Store
FACTORY AND SALESROOM :
CORNER "WALNUT AND WEST STREETS,
HILiIjSBORO, o.
Keep on Laud make to order, and repair all kinds of Furniture. Also,
Doors, Sash, Blinds
On band and made to order. rrCa!l and see , and buy at BOTTOM PRICES.
BlUsbor'd, Ohio, KoV. t, 1B79.
f '''.TtA. , T?Tir?iTfV ft
SIGN CF CIRCULAR SAW.
feh?6ff
HI nf li -J yi rr
1 J 8 I i 1 1 1 I I I p,
v' and travel
" the farmer
at any sea-
instant and
busy world
jTJ Oinniission
. . o the peo
" 1 7i benefited
ill" him
, . 1 fa built as
A 1th proper
let us hail
O, -a a 4
a a a t
DrosDeritv
Y
OTOCaC lur county.
OFTH
i.i a -
' -
&k A I m
SELECTIONS.
W !l-AID.
A W V.. v m
tie ilk
B EL.
ITFff
P.EQUESTED TO CALL AT
IN 1854.
C. M. HAESHA.
HARSHA & SON.
apntf
uov6m6
ooas!
1300.
GOOD
In bidding good-bye to the credit system of doinpbnsiness, we do so
with a consciousness that the principle underlying the system, could it be
safely guarded, is a good one, ss it is gratifying to a business man to re
ciprocate favors with his customers to give favors from whence favors are
received but at this dsy, when financial honor is esteemed so lightly, the
credit system has, in our opinion, from its abuse, become an unsafe and
unjust one, forcing the merchant to add an extra profit to cover losses
that are inevitable; losses, as everybody knows, are borne not by the mer
chant, but by those who pay their bills promptly, and the poor, who, from
necessity, must pay cttsh as they go ; hence we propose to give the CASH
SYSTEM a fair trial, and to assure all that deal .with us that they shall
pay only for their oiw goods, and where no losses are to be sustained by
reason of bad debts we can afford to and icill work upon a very small
margin.
About the 15th of February we shall open in our'iNi ROOU, di
rectly opposite the Court House door, an entirely new and fresh stock of
medium and finest Family (Groceries. We want to keep a First-Class
Grocery ir. fi3ry sense of the word ; one where families may depend upon
getting ever 'tiing they may need in the grocery line of the best quality
and at lowest p.ices. Below we give a partial catalogue of our stock,
many articles of our purchases not occurring to us at this time :
igoo
IBS I
SUGAR3 From Common Orleans to Finest Cat
1-oaf.
COFFEES Old Government Java. Mocha, Lagixy
ra, Peaberry, baiitos, Maracaibo, and Itio
fmm Common to Golden Fancy.
ROASTED CoFFEEd In all grades and pound
packages.
TEAd Euclish EreakfaPt, Formogft Oolong, Ja
pan, Young Hyson, Imperial and Unnpywder.
lo this brauch of our stock we chatl give our
closest attention, hoping that by keepiug all
makes and grades we may be enabled to please
all, both as to quality and price. We guaran
tee all Teas bought of us ; should they, after
a drawing, not give entire satisfaction, we
ask to have them returned.
MOLASSES New Orleans, Common to Finest.
SYKUPS Riverside Extra White irips. Star
i)ripa, Fifth Avenue, Imported, Porto Kico
and bemarara.
AMMUNITION Powder, Caps, Shot and Lead,
and AiLE-GREASE.
BAKING PUYYDEltS, Blueing, Blacking, Bath
Brick.
BRUoUKH Whitewash, Stove, Scrub and Horae,
and Bonnet boards.
COUOANUT Macerated and Dpsiccated.
CHOCOLATE English Breakfast and German
H .veet.
CH E KSE Domestic and Imported. Crackers.
LOTION GooDS Caudle and Lamp Vick,Yama,
Bauiug, hues. Hopes and Twines.
ble, 1 ; John Johnson, Constableiefumsi
Brooksbank, Constable, 1 ; Jr"' HusU
Constable, 1 ; Mr. Calvert, Truirnbs. LoV
C. Anderson, Trnstee, 1; B. Hmnp,
1 n-e Oysters.
Trustee, 1; John McNiooll, Cutk,
Sophia Jonea, Clerk, 1. Sftimon Dd
After announoicg that the Cinet Alam,
Convention would be held atVurfchX
the Convention adjourned sine odi Iuk9,
. oa.lt A. hill
Corporation ConventSnJ ffi
E.trly in the eveuing, the Ci ud SJolee-
wa9 filled with the Puubl1Can3,ron(Toarran
poration, and promptly at the8-''lain aud
., J nose Mudca-
time the Convention waa called Uless.
Mr. Jatriea Brown, who nominal
FRPITSGbkis Oranges, Lemooa, C aober
riee, BaDanaa, Cocoanuta.
GLASS WAKE Window Glaas, Lamps, Chimneys
and Burner.
GROCERS' HARDWARE Carry Combs, Horse
Card. Molasses Gate and Carpet Tacks.
NT7TS Foreign and Domestic Almouda, Bra
zils, Filberts, Pecans, Engliaa Walnuts and
Peanuts.
OILS-Petrolenm, Lard and Headlight.
PAPER Writing, Wr raping, Envelopes and Pa
per Bags.
PICKLES In barrels and bottles.
PROVISIONS- Bacon, Lard, Dried Beef, Dried
Peacbes, Appice, Corn, Hominy, Rice, Beans
and Plour. Wo have made arrangements
with the jnstly celebrated Old Spakoiib
Mills to keep us supplied with their Choice-it
Family Flour, which we will deliver to our
customers at the price of ordinary Flour.
Other popular brands a'.n-aya in stock.
SOAPS
Laundry and Variegated in great variety and
at atonisbingly low prices. Pbids or tbb
uu
(White and Mottled). Toilet.
Kitchxn, a aoap DricE, something new, tur
cleaning and arourmg.
sriCES V holk akd Gbound Alspice, Cloves,
Cassia, Ginger, Mice, Nutmeg, Mustard and
Pepper.
SEEDS Clover, Tiaiotby, Canary, Hemp, Mus
tard and Rape.
SLATES. Pencils and Stove Polish.
3ULP STUFFS, Etc. Maccaroni (domestic and
imported), Vermiceila, (domestic and import
ed), Saeo, Oatmeal, Clacked Wheat, Pearl and
Crushed Barley, Farina, Tapioca, Irish Moss,
Gelatine, Semolina, Sea Moss Farina, Pure
Wheat Farina, Maize, Millet, Soda, Starch
and Salt in barrels and aacks.
TWINES AND BOI'ES-Sisal, Manilla aad Ropes,
Cotton, Paper and Jute Twines.
WOODRN AND WILLOW WARE Tabs, Back
ets (Well and Horse), Chorus, Rolling Pins,
Butter Ladles, Wash Boards, Mouse Traps,
Sieves, Potato Mashers, Matches, Brooms,
Mops, Wooden Bowls, Baskets (Market, Split
and Clothes), Measures (haif-bu9hel, peck and
half-peck), Barrel Covers and Pipes.
TOBACCO AND CIGARS, SPECIALTIES Our
stock of Ping and Fine Cut is very complete,
comprising all of the popular brands and
shapes at fair prices, We have spared neither
labor nor expense to Bnd the best 5c. and luc.
Cigars ever offered; we have succeeded in se
curing the agency for several moat superior
makes, two ol which will be put under our
owa brand aud warranted to contain full long
Havana fillers, for 5c,
- - - r-v-mf,rn "nvation to all to call and examine our goods
and Lear our prices. Te "Shall- be-g!ad to see you, and will treat you as
politely and attentively as we know bw, and, while we will not importune
you to buy, we shall endeavor to convince you that it will be to your inter
est to trade with us. COUNTRY MERCHANTS will find our stock large,
well assorted, of best quality, and prices as low as thSilLSS quality of
goods can be bought for in Cincinnati.
Respectfully,
Late of the Firm
REME3IBER
4 IJortL.
Directly Opposite the
January 29, 1S8.
KB
S, S1.50 A YEA
GROCERIEl
No. 11 EAST MAIN STREET.
U3ii iSaSvirtley, Salesman.
"STOTT AIR2i3 IHVITED TO CALL.
February 5, 1SS0. febStf
CARRIAGE SHOP
New Arrangement in the Carriage Business !
I invite the citizens of Highland County to call and see me at the Carriage Shop
IN MILLER'S BLOCK, NORTH HIGH STREET,
Nearly opposite the Wright House, w here I am prepared to do all kinds of work in the Carriage line.
Painting, Trimming, Blacksmithing, Wood-Work, Sc..
Done up in No. 1 8tyle. Prices Reasonable. Will keep on hand and for sale a full assortment of
work. C-rfJ-'o not forget the place Miller's Block, North High Street, Hillaboro, O.
J. W. HARWOOD.
A New Departure !
In order to satisfy the wanta of ray many customers, I hare employed a first-class Upholsterer,
aud will make a specialty of
Tj-nonLSTEJiisra-
In all Its branches. Sofas, Lounges, Sociables, and Chairs of all kinds. Trimmed in Hair-Cloth,
Plush, Repp, or any of the late-style goods. Ordered work will be called for and delivered tq parties
living in town. Uecl8m3 J. W. HAKWOOD.
of Sparcitjb Bros.
THE PLACE :
High. Street,
Court House Door.
jan29tf
Hi
r k'E NTATDO H
always Cure and never Disappoints
The world's preat Pain-Reliever
for Man and Beast. Cheap, quick
and reliable.
3
PITCHER'S CASTORIA is not
Narcotic. Children grow fat
upon, Mothers like, and Physi
cians recommend CASTORIA.
It regulates the Bowels, cures
Wind Colic, allays Feverishness,
and destroys "Worms.
WEI BE METER'S CATARRH
Core, a Constitutional Antidote for
this terrible malady, by Absorption.
The most Important Discovery since
Vaccination. Other remedies may
relieve Catarrh, this cores at any
stage before Consumption sets in.
Swallowing
POISON!
SPURTS 0? DISGUSTING MUCOUS from the
nostrils or npon the tonsils, Watery Eyes, Snaf
fles, Buzzing in the Ears, Deafness, Crackling
Sensations in the Head, Intermittent Pains over
he Eyes, Fetid Breath, Nasal Twang. Scabs in
the Nostrils, and Tickling in the Throat, are
SIGNS OF CATARRH.
NOOTHER SUCH LOATHSOME, treacherous
and undermining malady corses mankind. One
flfth of our children die of disease generated by
its infectious poison, and one-fourth of living
men and women drag out miserable existences
from the same cause. While asleep the Imparities
in the nostrils are necessarily swallowed into the
stomach and inhaled into the lungs, to poison ev
ery part of the system.
DR. WliI DK MSVER'3 CATARRH CURB" ab
sorbs the purulent virus and kills the seeds of
poison in the farthest parts of the system. It
will not only relieve, but certainly cure Catarrh at
any stage. It is the only remedy which in our
judgment has ever yet reaHy cured a case of
Chronic Catarrh.
Cured! Cured! Cured! Cured!
G. G. Presbury, Prop. Wept End Hotel, Long
Branch, cured of to years Chronic Catarrh.
S. Benedict, Jr., Jeweler, 697 Broadway, N.
(inemtj. ot fam'y) cured ot Curouic Catarrh.
E. H. Brown, 339 Canal St., N. Y.f cured of It
yers Cuiouic Catarrh.
J. D. McDonald, 710 Broadway, N. Y., (sister-in-law)
cured of 40 yeara Chronic Cauin Ji.
Mrs. John Doaghty, Fishkill, N. Y., cured of 8
years Chronic Catarrn.
Mrs. Jacob Swartz, Jr., 200 Warren St., Jersey
City, cured of IS years Chronic Catarrh.
A. B. Thorn, 1S3 Montague St., Brooklyn, (sell
and eon) cured of Catarrh.
Rev. Wm. Anderson, Fordhain, N. Y , cared of 20
years Chronic Catarrh.
Mile. Aimee, Opera Prima Donua. "I have re
ceived very great bencilt frum it."
A. McKinney, R. B. Pres., M Broad St., N. Y.
'My family experienced inimediate relief."
Ac, &c, c, Ac, &c.
WEI DE MEYER'S CATARRH CURE is the
most important medical discovery since vaccina
tion. It is sold by all Druggists, or delivered by
D. B. DEWEY & CO., 46 Dey St., N. Y., at $1.50 a
package. To clubs, six packages for S'.-tO. Dr.
Wei De Meyer's Treatise is seut free to anybody.
dec25m3eow
RCSERT CLARKE & CO f give i-eiitl atten
tion to Mail Orders for booka and fctaiionery.
Thlr Catalogues and Monthly Bulletin of New
Bonks will be found very convenient in selecting
books to purchase, especially to persons living at a
distance from large bookstores.
VALUABLE CATALOGUES.
Th4 following art sent em tks receipt of 4 thra-ct.
itamp tack:
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Fruit, etc.
Architecture. Building, Carpentry, ventila
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Bohn'B libraries. With Classlflpd Index.
Education. cieuce ol Teaching, Kindergarten,
EliKineering. Mining, Mechanics, Blanufat
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Fine Art. Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Cera
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Juvenile. Books for the young. Bets and single
volumes.
Isaw. Short Title List, arranged by" Authors
Names. . . ,, ,
Law. Catalogue of Old, Bare, and Valuable Law
books.
Medical, Short Title List, arranged by Author's
aines.
Pharmacy, etc. For Drneits.
Periodicals. American and British.
Political Economy. Finance. Legislation, etc
School. Text Books for Schools and Colleges.
Stationery. For Engineers, Bankers, Merchant,
etc.
XheolorT- TlasfnM br SnMects.
A Aiouthiy Bulletin of New Books
The following are sent only o receipt of the prices:
Americana. General and Local History, Travels,
Olograph v. etc. 36 pa ires. Price. jO cent.
General Catalogue of Choice Books for the Li
brary. Cla-itW. twpafs. I'-'tnn. Price, 25 cents.
Law. Digest of Law Publications, Kt-porla, etc.
paees. l-2mo. 1'rlce. cents.
Medical. CiieMflpd 4 ntaloi(ne of American ana
British Medical and Snrtrtc;)! Rooks, Periodicals
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Canned, dried and alt Fish.
Pickles, Sauces, Oils and Condi
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Powders, ground & whole Spices.
Toilet and Laundry Soaps.
Seeds, Jellies, Preserves, Fancy
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niLUDOEOrUII, OHIO.
THURSDAY, - - MARCH 18, 1880
ADDRESS
JAS. H. THOMPSON, OF HILISBORO,
OHIO.
BEFORE THE JOINT JUDICIARY AND TEMPERANCE
COMMITTERS OF THE HOUSE
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE
OF OHIO, ON THE 10TH DAY
OF MARCH, A. D. 1880.
ON CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE LOCAL
OPTION ANTI-LIQUOR BILLS, PRESENTED
FOR ENACTMENT BY THE
TEMPERANCE CONVENTION OF
TEMPERANCE CONVENTION OF JANUARY 1ST, 1880.
A Convention, composed of male
and female delegates from all parties,
societies and orders of Temperance
advocates and workers in onr State,
having' assembled at Colambns on
the 1st day of January, A. D. 18S0,
to consult, agree upon, and frame
such a Local Option Anti-Liquor
Law as might be thought best, to be
presented to this General Assembly
for enactment, concluded to present
two Bills for the consideration of
this body, differing somewhat in de
tail, but agreeing in the essential
provisions for which the Convention
was called.
As it has been argued and claimed
by some very respectable authority,
that such Bills are unconstitutional,
and doubts have been suggested by
some members of your Committees
as to the constitutionality of the en
actment of any Local Option Anti
Liquor Law by the General Assem
bly of the State, and particularly rs
to the constitutionality of the claase
in both of the Convention Bills, al
lowing the voice of woman, by peti
tion or ballot, to be equal to that of
man on the enforcement of such law,
I appear this evening by invitation,
as one of the authors of these Bills,
to claim and maintain, by plain ar
gument, that in the light of reason
and authority, the General Assembly
of the State has the power, under the
provisions of the present existing
Constitution, to enact a Local Option
Anti-Liquor Law, in either one of
the forms as prayed for by the Tem
perance Convention.
I.
The Delegates of the Constitution
al Convention of 1S51, who present
ed the present Constitution of the
State, for the adoption of the people,
in its existing form, following the ex
ample and precedents of the Fathers,
in the structure of all our American
Constitutions, specifically, in the in
strument, divided the grant of powers
from the people to their Government,
and the security of their rights under
the same, into a Bill of Eights, Arti
cle XVI., and a Schedule ; and then,
for greater certainty, subdivided all
the subject-matter of reciprocal pow
ers and rights, between the people
and their Government, which were
contained in the above three general
classifications, into independent sec
tions, in each of which, as a general
rule, the protection of some particu
lar right of the citizen is independ
ently guaranteed, or the grant of
power by him or her is specially de
fined, limited or denied.
In accordance with such plan, in
Article IL the powers, duties, rights,
limitations and privileges, of the life
giving department of all Republican
Governments, the Legislative, are
enumerated, fully set forth and de
fined, in thirty-two Sections, each of
which is couched in the most accu
rate words of the English language,
and the Convention having thus, in
like manner, defined and specified in
the remaining Articles of the Consti
tution, by sections, all other recipro
cal rights of the citizen and duties
of the State, in other departments of
the Government, over the various
subject-matters of which the instru
ment assumes to take jurisdiction
and cognizance, then adds to all the
Articles of the Constitution "A
Schedule," containing provisions for
carryinsr into operation, effect and
adoption, such previous Articles of
the instrument : and also, among
other things, the new, original and
independent subject-matter of Sec
tion XVIIL of such Schedule, as fol
lows :
"Section 18. At the time when
the votes of the electors shall be ta
ken, for the adoption or rejection of
this Constitution, the additional sec
tion, the following words, to-wit:
'No license to traffic in intoxicating
liquors shall hereafter be granted in
this State ; but the General Assem
bly may, by law, provide against the
evils resulting therefrom,' shall be
separately submitted to the electors
for adoption or rejection, in form fol
lowing, to-wit : A separata ballot
may be given by every elector, and
deposited in a separate box. Upon
the ballot given for said separate
amendment, shall be written or
printed, or partly written and partly
printed, the words, 'License to sell
intoxicating liquors, Yes,' and upon
the ballot given against said amend
ment, in like manner, the words, 'Li
cense to sell intoxicating liquors,
No.' If, at said election, a majority
of all the votes given for and against
said amendment, shall contain the
words, 'License to sell intoxicating
liquors, No,' then said amendment
shall be a separate section of Arti
cle Fifteen of the Constitution.
This election resulted :
License to sell intoxicating liquors,
To -113,237
License to sell intoxicating liquors,
Yes..,
,..104,2o5
Majority against License 8,982
At the election held for the adop
tion of the Constitution, on the third
Tuesday of June, 1851, the foregoing
Section 18 of the Schedule
adopted by the above majority
electors. And, consequently, as pro
vided by the terms of submission to
the people for adoption or rejection,
said additional Section 13 of the
Schedule became an amendment,
separate section, of Article Fifteen
of the Constitution, which, in its
caption in the Constitution, reads
UA rticle XV. JlisceUaieo us. "
This exact analysis, consecutively,
of the provisions of the Constitution,
as to the powers of the General As
sembly, brings the mind of a logical
jurist to the inquiry, as to the extent
of the special power of the General
Assembly over the subject of the sale
of intoxicating liquors.
1. The first part of the clause
the ISth Section of the Schedule pos
itively forbids the granting of a li
cense for the sale.
2. The second part provides that
the General Assembly may, by liw,
provide against the evils resulting
from the sale thereof.
Now, what is to be the kind, na
ture, extent or provisions of such
law, and who is to be the judge of
the nature and qualities of such
law T I answer, the General Assem
bly, by the clause, is clothed with
power, measured only by the bound
aries of its wisdom, to enact Rny
law, general or special, to take effect
in any manner, at any time or place,
and to be enforced by the infliction
of any reasonable fines and penalties,
as may seem most effective, in the
opinion of the General Assembly, for
the accomplishment of the object of
the ISth Section, to-wit : "the sup
pression of the evils arising from the
sale of intoxicating liquors."
This apparently novel and bold
declaration, is not only founded upon
the modern, liberal and true con
struction, that the Constitution is
made for the citizen, and not the cit
izen for the Constitution, es another
great institution wa3 by Divine au
thority declared to be, but such claim
of power for the General Assembly
upon the subject-matter of the ISth
Section of the Schedule, i3 also
founded upon the clear and manifest
intention of the framers of the Con
stitution. In the collocation and adaptation cf
the various parts of the Constitution,
each to the other, so as to form a
perfect structure, according to tust,
unity and design would have attach
ed the 18th Section cf the Scheduto
to the sections of Article IL, the
Legislative department, because the
subject-matter of each referred to,
and comprehend and define, the
powers of the General Assembly.
But the builders of the terzpli d?d
not so design, plan, or do, and for a
perfectly plain purpose, they ordain
ed that all the other par's be adopted
by the people, as aperfectinstrument,
without thelSih Section of the Sched
ule ; but if snch section were adopte .1,
then the builders, in as Apt language
as could be uped, declared that such
18th Section of the Schedule should
be added to and make the 9th Sec
tion of "Article XV. Miscellaneous,"
and should bo, by intendment, like
all the other sections of said Article,
wholly independent, eaca of the oth
er, and all of which were construct-ed
as pillars, around the main ediiice,
for its protection, and among such
pillars the 18th Section of the Sched
ule, separately built and constructed
by the separate voluntary voice and
labor of a majority of the electors,
should be placed apart to itself, in
dependent, and outside of the apart
ment in which was placed the Legis
tive powers a shining column with
words encircling the same, as piin
as the "cloud by day and the pillar
of fire by night," inscribed by the
large majority voice cf the electors,
that "No License to traffic in intoxi
cating liquors shall hereafter be
granted in this State, but the Gen
eral Assembly, may, by law, provide
against the evils resu'ting there
from" not by law sul'jsct to the
supposed inhibition and limitation
of Section 26 of Article II., Legisla
tive Department, that "All laws of
general nature shall have a uniform
operation, nor shall any act, except
such as relates to public schools, be
passed, to take effect upon tlier ap
proval of any other authority th;in
the General Assembly, except as oth
erwise provided in this Constitution."
For, the framers of the Constitution,
and the majority of the people, by
their vote. Lave expressiy decided
and ordained, that such independent
shining column should not be shaded
or dimmed by aDy of the suppos
ed limited powers of Article II, Leg
islative Department, but on the con
trary, as otherwise provided in the
Constitution, by the work of the delegates
and the vote of the people,
around that column was engraved
the words, that the General Assem
bly, under the power granted in the
clause, by law, any kind of law known
to American jurisprudence, and con
sistent with the reserved rights and
privileges of the citizens, a lav lim
ited alone by the wisdom of the Leg
islature, might "provide against the
evils resulting from the sale of in
toxicating liquors."
Such is modestly claimed with
confidence, to be thi true construc
tion of these provisions of the Consti
tution, and if so, the General Assem
bly may enact a Local Option Law, or
any other Anti-Liquor law, for the
suppression of the evils arising from
the sale of intoxicating liquors, which
it may think expedient, and wise, to
accomplish that purpese. lbe pow
er is boundiess, the remedy suouid
be commensurate.
II.
But if the foregoing construction,
which excepts Sec. IS of the Sched
ule from the express inhibition and
limitation of legislative powers in
Sec. 2G of Article II. Legislative
Department, should be candidly dis
puted, then the question arises
whether, in reason or law, there be
any inhibition or limitition in Sec.
2G, Article II. Legislative Depart
ment, which forbids the General As-1
sembly to enact a Local Option Anti-Ccm'chded
on Fourth I'aye.
LOCAL OPTION.
PLAIN TALK TO THE LEGISLATURE.
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The Sabina News Wilmington cor
respondent says:
Over o,0o0 naiues on local ojition peti
tions have gone froru tLis county to the
Oaio Legislature, and still it ' seems as
though our Legislators fear the liquor in
fluence more Uiaa ail the moral, religions
and temperance combined, or in other
Words they only seem to hear and fear the
threatacitias of the rum power.
JadiT9 King, oar Represent ,tive in the
Ohio Legislature, was iu town on Mund.-iir
! Those that talked with him in regard, to
mo piur-j.oda jocui option during the
present term fee! as the Judge does, that
the Legislature is trying to shove it cl un
til a more convenient season. -Thi3 may
satisfy that boilr, but it won't the temper
ance people of the State of Ohio.. They
have pa.d year after year the heavy taxes
caused by this heliUii trafSa of intoxicating
liquors. They have suffered in thousands
of ways until, as our forefathers bv British
oppression, they have determined to bear .
it no longer.
The I'iqua Ilelmei also talks plain
ly and to the point, in the following
pungent paragraphs :
Do the people have to beg and im
plore forever ? Don't the Legislature of
Oaio know what is wanted ? Of course
they do. If 100,0'K) names should go" in
on a petition a niila long to-morrow, our
law-givers would not iaoT a thing more
than they know now.
They know well enough, to-:-.?, that the
great uia3 of the people liave been bound
down aud abused fur years by this terrible
traSo, aud they want to be free to put it
away wuen a miijority so wills,
Tuey want the rigut to protect their owa
homes and property.
Ihey want to be abla to keep temptation -away
iroiu their sous.
Theydotr't want to be dragged down and
spit upon by a fe-v liquor-seuers, wno are
not even g.Hd citizens. In a word, they
dou't want jug-rule any longer.-
Now we don't know what our Leislatcre
will do. Bat we do know that uie cred.t
and character of that body depends more
upon their action ia this one thing than
npon any other. Tdky wees elected to
do this. The -Republicans could not have
elected Charles Foster Governor, nor
could they have had a majority in the Leg
islature, but for the promise virtually mada
actually made by a majority of the pa
pers of the State that if they elected
their ticket, they could be trusted on this
great subject. Tiie Legislature is a plegd
ed body. Xne Governor is a pledged man.
Dure they violate these pledges that were
solemnly made to the people t
Senator Eatrekin got a bill through
the Senate on Uarcli iih, giving
100 bountyjto all re-enli-ted veteran
Union soldiers in Ohio, who are enti
tled to it, but havs never received it.
After the bill passed, it was discover
ed that certain Indianapolis lawyers
have by soma means procured copies
of the records of enlisted and re
enlisted soldiers in Ohio, and that
they Lave for months past had their
atat9 busy ovr tho State, buvm'g
up their bounty claims at from 2-j to
50 per cent, discount The pass
age of this bill would be merely aa
apr.-cpriatiou for the beneSt of these
lawyers. The bill has since b3en
reconsidered and laid on the table.
The local elections in Maine on
llonday went Be publican. Chirga
it to Garcelon.
The New York Herald's Irish Be
lief Faad has reached nearly one
quarter of a miliion dollar!
The Vermont Republicans ador ted
resolutions in their State Convention
in favor of EdaianJs Lr the Presi
dency. To regulate the liver, stomach, and bow
els use only 'sellers' Liver Pills." Take
no other. 25c a box. All druggists seil
them.
Young Folks' Corner.
No.1—POETICAL ENIGMA.
I am composed of 27 I'rters.
My lirct is iu brns, bnt nut in j2"")i'i,
My next is iu yourir, but not m uid.
My -Ui is in b.y, but, Dot in 111111,
My 4r ti is ia a.--u, h it nut iu pan,
My 5tti in io c.it, but nt ia dmr,
My Mi, i? in !rt-t, but uot iu U
My 7th is in pinion, -liso in wiuir,
Mv urn is iu bile, but uot in stiii.
iy u ;e iu wciei, but nut in I ,xt
Mv loih i" in t'f-rtiri, but nor iu box,
My 1 ri is iu oiii, but not iti uvw,
M'y l-'h i.- in sciiijt, bur not i:; fevr,"
My i'iit i m bt, but nst ia r.ip.
My 1 trti U in tti::;np, but not iu rap,
My l.-tlt if in rt;ip, bjt not iu sow,
M.- 1Mb in bi"i? bnt tj tt ::, low,
Mv iTtn is ia pp but not in stia.
My Wn is iu puotoir io in eem.
My I ' r ri it? i:i t:i im, ;! u.it iu tinjT
My S'fti is in iv 'e, bnt noc in hu j,
My 'ift b in eatiiip, but uot in
My --'i is iu rauiw.c, but not is race.
My x-.ti is in dry, f-uf not ia ur.
My Hiih is i:i mourn, but not iu year,
My "fh is in eve, rvir nor in day,
. My 2" fn i in work, bur uot in p.'nv.
My a7m is in spinr. bur n-t in
My wliolt you shounl do, tu pifue jo'ir w i;e
.ind aio tue ch.LCrca.) OL!"
ta;u:iu!bs, ' .
No.2—DIAMOND PUZZLE.
My 1st is a cmsonanr.
My "id i e it boy's n i-.'kname.
My 3 i i ir of.y tun.
My 4rb a poiut.
Mv "tij a ensouant. . "aTIGE E.
liitlsboro, U.
No.3—ENIGMA.
I ara ompo?e;l oC -41 letters.
My 1. 2. 4, 1", is a vcrl.
My 2:, ii, 3, i, i- & man's name.
My .1. t, is a uuin;r.
My l 7, !7. is a pronoun.
My 12, 2i. 13, 'i:, ia a bcvealy bo:y. .
M y 'I i, 1 ti. A , j- nnitn.
My 19. ! m a number.
My vi. is i i- nisonanr.
My 2i, 13, 1 1 , 3 ' , -t i, ii a Mj 'i ua;ue.
M y I'S, '24. 3i. i pnmoiin.
M y i-, z-, -i, ol, is luc uame of a river ia Xorlii
Arurii-jt.
M, nrr niirrmsr)',
. iy yi, to, n a prt'iioMttou.
Mv -i.i. are vowel.
It my p'u iv;:it you rird,
' v ii.i't' ;s a moito oi in esjfllen ki"f?.
NUMERICAL PUZZLE.
I
Mv .", , is an om-r.iiiij.
My 4, y, 2, is a uniiu.
My I, n. -:, i dry v't s.
My 7. H lo ui.Tie.
My licie i- nann, ot a reu wid ar.irTijr'a.
hilboro, O. ? 1 1.NoiiK.''
r Answers in two weiks.
CONUNDRUMS.
"When mav two people be paH to ha'f w-tted ?
Wbfti litf v Imvf au u:i(i-Tsr.tn.;;jt htween ihem.
W by diMittt-ks enttT lite liter ? For tirrrg rea
sons ; au i why do tiny come out agniu ? r'or
Ktrrt--iri motives.
li Jiiiitissaw ni m'ithr coni!n down The strfft.
w but L'rtMt in in would it rcniiLui you of ? Juiiu
Wnut is Iriif- .v'-.-n".r? I.oukintr out of the
first ii Kr window, and iniormti!j aa imporiULoata
cri'.i'nr li:;W yon are I'M ar hnu.c.
Why is a cow's taii f-k tiie letter F? Icac.
iV the etui of iiffl'. Vhv i-i an ei; hkacoiff
Lit-caus; it is not at t -r u.-t unii it is bruKcn.
Answer? to Yoi:r? Poise Comer" ot March 4 :
To I ":.Tder-Lt vs.
To No. i -L'uti.r t.u- OaMirf.t.n
To X j. o- .1 L X C
US KS
X K 3 T
To No. 4 M A XT
A i; i;
N L X
To X'o.
'Cure to cfiir aK: a ns: v.n (iouhr.
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