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E. & A. W. BItATTQN ' At Bratton's Building, East of the : .,. Court-House. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION". One year, ',.;...'.. $1 fiO EighV mouths, . 1, CO Four months, .' ; . . . . 60 Payment In advance in all cases. : ft. A. COKSTRLI. Constable; and Constable, , ATTORNEYS AX LAW, McArthur, - "Ohio, WILIiSttond promptly to ll business In tidsUd te tlioir care, in Vintoa and Ath ens counties, or toy of the courts of the 7th Judloll Jit.,ndin the Circuit court of the U. 8. for the Southern district of Ohio. Claims eaintt the Government, pensions, boniity and back pay collected. jau4tf . A.8RATT0K. ABOK.lfATO BRATTON & MAYO, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, McArthuf, Vinton County, Ohio, XXJ ILL' attend to all lo (red bualnoes Intrusted T V ta their carein VintonAriir, Jsokinn, Kosa, Hooking, andadjoiningoounlieB. 1'artio tilar attention given to the collection of soldiers olaima for pension, bounties, arrears of pay, eto., against the U Spr Ohio, including Mor gan raid Claims. . jan4 B. OONMBLI, ' Athena, o a. W. J. AVULTZ, DIALIB Irf AND BIPAIBIB Of .WATCHES, CLOCKS, ;J B WEL RY, AND. Musical Instruments, - LIdLBEBt'8 JJciLDINQ.l Mc ARTHUR, - - , - Ohio. Pi NEW MILLINEKY AND ' Fancy Goods, Toys Ac. 0 ' Mrs. Maggie J. Dodge, KE8PECTFULLY announces to the citizens of MoArthur and vicinity that aha has just opened, a her residence NCRTII STREETj m' ARTHUR, O., A large and well selected stock of BONNETS, HATS.CArS, FRENCH and AMERICAN ELOVVERS, SONTAGS, NUBIES, HOODS &c. &c. TOYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. cf all kinds, all ot which will be sold cheap for cash. novSO 6m Mrs M J DODGE MILLINERY I ' -Mrs. E. BV-'Pngh, ONE door east of the M E Church, is con stantly receiving new additions her largo stock of BONNETS, HATS. RIBBONS, FLOVVEitS. PLUMES, RUCHES. &.c. &c. Having in her employ a full force n( exper ienced trsistanco, she is well prepared to MAKE OLD BONNETS NEW . promptly and neatly. Call and see her stock and be convinced. nov23-8m Kinney, Bundy & Co., BANKERS. JACKSON, C II., OIHO. SOLICIT the accounts of business men and individuals of Jackson, Vinton, and adjoin ing counties dealers in exchange, uncurrent .noney and cointnake collections in all parts of the country, and remit proceeds promptly on the day we got returns. Government secu rities and revenue stamps tlways on hand and for sale. tSTlntereat jnld on time e'eposits. Stockuoldkks: II L Clin (man, President: H S Bundy, Vice President; T W Kinney Cashier; Wm Kinney; E B LudwickjA a Austin; J D Clark; W N Burke; FLodwick. no30m Brown, Mackev, and Co., Wholesale Grocers. No. 22 Paint street, Chillicothc, O. MERCHANTS of MoArhur and surround ing country, are respectfully invited to call and examine our stook consisting of every tiling in the grocery line, which we will sell as low as the lowest and all good warranted to be just as represented. Before purchasing else where you will do well to call and see us , as we will offer you inducements not to be beaten. No 22 Paint street; Cnillioothe, 0. 1 door south of McKell's Quetnsware store. do21m3 Railroads. M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. FROM December 3rd 1865, Trains will leave Stations Darned as follows : GOING' EAST.' Stations. Mail. Night Ex. Cincinnati, 9 10 a m 12 35 a m Chillicothe, , 2 00 p m 8 05 a m Hamden, 3 45 p m G 31 a m Zaleski, 4 18 p m 7 01 a m Alarrietta,. 8 20 p in 11 10 a m , - OOEtQ WEST, Station. nail. Night Ex. Marrietta, 6 45 a m 7 05 p m Zaleski, 9 23am 11 0G p m Hamden, 11 09 a m . 11 42 p m Chillicothc, 1168am -120am Cincinnati, 4 55 p m 8 00 a m Trains connect at Hamden with Mail train, to and from Portsmouth O. dec7-65 CLIFTON HOUSE, Corner Sixth and Elm, Streets, Cincinnati Ohio. THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE CITY f " Terms $2,00 per Day. OMNIBUSSES carry al. passengers to and from the cars. The new depot of 'the Marrietta and -Cincinnati Railroad, corner Plum and Pearl streets, is only four squares trohi'fbls bouse, makinir'lt convenient for pas sengers to stomal the Clifton, de2-Am VOL. 1. M'ARTHUK. VINTON COUNTY. OHIO. MAliCH 15, I860.- NO. 11. Mi Willi M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. Poetical. NOTHING MORE. A POPULAR SONG, ' In a' valley far 1 wandered, O'er the meadow pathway green, Where a singing brook was flowing, Like the spirit of the sheen; And 1 saw a ley el y maiden, With a basket brimming o'er, With sweet buds, and so I asked her i'or a flower, and nothing more. Then I chatted on beside ber, And I praised her hair and eyes, And like the roses from her basket, On her cheek saw tluslies rise,. . With her timid looks down glancing, She said would just pass before ; ( Jlnt 1 gaid that ll I wanted, i ". Was a smile, and nothing more. So she silly smiled upon me, And I still kept wandering on, What with blushing, smiling, chatting, Soon a brief half hour was gone j Then she told me I must leave her, For she saw her cottage door, But I could not till I rilled Just a kiss, and nothing more. And I often meet a maiden, At the twilight's loving hour, With the summer ofl'sprhig laden, But herself the dearest llower, And she asked me what I wished for, Grown more bolder than before, With impassioned words I answered, 'Twin herself, and nothing more. Thus for weeks and months I wooed her And the Joys that then had birth, Made an atmosphere of gladness, Seemed encircling nil the earth ; One bright morning at the altar, A white bridal dress she wore, Then my wife 1 proudly made her, And 1 asked for nothing more. Miscellaneous. ADDRESS —OFF THE— DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS —OF THE— OHIO LEGISLATURE. —TO THE— PEOPLE OF OHIO. COLUMBUS, March 6, 1866. TO THE PEOPLE OF OHIO : The undersigned Members of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, being in the minority in that body, and having no adequate means for an expression upon tlio present condition of public afairs, officially, deem it not improper to submit the following through a less obstructed channel the public press : Public events of great import ance have recently transpired. Happily, for the people and the perpetuity of the Union, the war had been brought to a termination. The great mass of the Southern people soon restored order, and commenced reviving their civil or ganizations. They voted and elected Legislatures which repealed the ordinances of secession. They elected State and other officers. They repealed the clauses of their State Constitutions in regard to slavery, atid adopted an amend ment to the Constitution of the United States forever prohibiting their system of servitude. The people of every State in the South, except Texas, and she was taking like action, had organized their State Governments. In official or corporate capacity, these States stood in the same relation to the Federal Government as the States of the North. The rebellion ceased to exist. The Constitution became and was operative in the whole Union. Nor were the authorities of the Federal Government inactive. The armies were gradually with drawn. Excepting the arrest of a few persons, the people of the South were left undisturbed, and were encouraged in the work demanded by the Constitution. The action of their State Legislatures was recog nized by the Federal authorities as legally essential and binding. Taxes were laid and collected off themarid the burdens imposed by the Constitution were . acknowl edged and borne. The whole peo ple of the South were struggling to bury their sufferings and calamities, and had, heartily, yielded them selves up to a full allegiance to the Government of the United States. Under these circumstances, and as a still further evidence of a total repudiation of every other Govern ment, they elected persons to rep resent them in Congress. - This was the crowning duty, imposed by the Constitution. This alone remained to be done to bring each Southern State fully into its old constitutional orbit t The South fully accepted all the constitutional obligations. uanaor ana patriotism require fhat the causes of public events should be fairly probed. ' The causes of'the war are at work yet, though the war has ceased, and are more active and procreative of their in! evitable ,conseqae"nces, by reason of' war-engendered passion?. A considerate view of she past estab lishes the fact that two Radical ex tremes ' brought on the conflict that the war was provoked. Abo-f litionism in the North, which openly avowed its purpose and for thirty years was the assailant, was met by a soirlt hostile to it. The latter was broken in the name of the Union; but tho former remains'! bloated and ferocious with the blood of its rival. The President of the United States lately, said: "On this matter tlio extremists of both sections, while pursuing dif ferent means, labored steadily to the accomplishment Of the same end the destruction of the Union. So far as tho dissolution of the' Union is concerned one is as bad as the other. When tho rebellion is put down, and we find a party for consolidation and concentration, it is the same spirit as rebellion, and leads to the same end de struction of the Government." - The assailing spirit of Abolitionism yet survives. Nourished into immense proportions and intensity by the influences of the war: aggregated in its strength by causes ibrei-fn to its nature, and crazetfby its power, Jil 1. A ii -1 w liuout, reasoning as 10 us own el ementary formation, it vainly im agines itself superior to the Consti tution. Having, as it claimed. fought for the Union, it is now en gaged in systematic schemes to prevent a Union. Can those who deprecated the disunion fanaticism of the Abolition party, before" the war, sustain it now, with that fanat icism unabated and enkrared in its destructive'' purposes ? Sectional, political and linancial ambition and cupidity were the motives anil causes of our civil troubles, and the successful faction haroapcnUyvjt wealth and power. The masses of tho people have never been known to prolit by civil disorder, by viola-1 tion ot their lundamental law. or usurpation.. Constitutional order, while atal to sectional aggrandize ment, is full of blessings to the people. So must bo a speedy ro covery from public disorder. To restore tho South to the Union en dangers the power 6f the leaders and restore equality.' To govern the South as a conquered people and territory, subserves the pur poses of ambition and cupidity, but ruins the people. The leaders in power are of the old Abolition par ty, devoted to agitation, supremacy and monopoly. . . They aro the vul tures of the late public calamity. They do not propose to surrender the advantage gained under cover of tho war, though it be at the ex pense of the overthrow of the Con stitution. Their sole purpose and interest seems to be to prey upon the Southern States. - To do this they must likewise prey upon the wholo North. The machinery nec essary to accomplish the first, re sults in the other. A standing army, thousand of salaried officers, schemes of plun der and rapine, thefts and oppress ions; the prostration of industry and commerce; the drying up of the fountains of revenue; the in crease of extravagance; the swell ing of the public debt; the increase of taxtation these are the legiti mate results. These leaders have made immense fortunes out of the war. They own estates in the South' confiscated by their own legislation. Immense quantities of cotton have been coined by the'ir legalized Treasury permits, into bank deposits, to their credit, in stead of to the credit, of the Gov ernment. Whole caravans of Gov ernment cattle of every description, have .been swallowed by these fierce : and overwhelming si moons of Abolitionism. The whole contract system of the war, created by them, but a feeder to this aboli tion rapacity. The high tariff sys tema legalized piece of larceny made by these" leaders,' enabled them to declare three hundred per cent, dividends, in their business, at the expense of the masses of the people. ' On land and on sea the Government and the people have been shamefully defrauded and rob bed by these men; and when in the course of the war, to meet pecula tion and speculation and the legiti mate expenses, the Government needed loans of money, these men banded together, like so many Shy locks, dictated-the.conditions of the awaits in the Senate, further bonds of the Government, as to rates of interest and exemption from taxation, invested these ill- gotten gains in a permanent form, and now shake four thousand mill ions of property, exempt from tax ation, m the faces ot the laboring masses. They point with intense satisfaction to their Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to the supremacy of Eastern monopoly, and their power in Con gress, as a guarantee of safety. Thus established as a privileged class, they aro without a wound or an inconvenience from - the war, and without a burden in time of peace. To provide indemnity to themselves for the past and securi ty to themselves for the future. Jthese leaders, in and out of Con gress, are moulding its legislation. Ki'hey have lost sight of tho people mnd the substance of the Govern- unent. They have controled the elections fivo years and those five have been five years of ruin. They ifalter at tho future. They believe they can with the help of the votes of 800,000 negroes and exclusion of the votes of over 1,000,000 South ern people and the plunder of the South for their supporters, main tain an ascendancy over the con servative masses of the North. The present Congress met in December 18G5, with the Union restored. During tho session the Southern States presented legally chosen Representatives, who asked, but were resused admission. Congress at the outset, gaged itself, by con forring its powers upon a commit tee instructed to attempt the dis organization of the Southern States The whole sesion has been consum ed, so far, in taking testimony at great expenso to show that the Union cannot be restored. To in augurate universal negro suffrage they commenced with tho District of Columbia. A bill passed the House conferring the right of suf frage on the negro in that District against tho will of the people, but developments. They have also proposed an ..amendment to the Constitution to extend tho elective franchise to all persons, without distinction of color. Also, another amendment to regulate the right of suffrage in all the States of the Union. Also, another amendment to enforce protection to life, liber ty and property in all tho States. Also, another amendment to make voters the basis of representation, thereby entirely ignoring foiirfifths of all tho people' in tho Union. Largo bundles of half-digested writing are daily proposed in Con gress, by the little statesmen of to day, as a substitute for the sacred work of tho great statesmen of the past, and to bo reported upon soon by the committee. AH these mea sures are for the negro. 'From all these propositions can be gathered, only, negro suffrage; negro superiority over the white people ot tho South; negro office- holding; negro equality; exclusion of white people from government all of whicli assume, if made a part of the Constitution, a condition of perpetuity, accompanied with un limited power, concentrated and consolidated, so that the States will have left but the forbearance of Congress as the only safe-guard of liberty. Our Constitution will be come, simply, a grant of legislative power to Congress. The power usurped and exercised to exclude representatives, t o disfranchise States and people, to prescribe test oaths and other tests, is subversive of equal government,and is a fitting prelude to that despotism which frowns from the brow of a revolu tionary Congress. It is strange that a Constitution suited to twenty-five millions of white people,pro ducing prosperity when obeyed, and misfortune only when violated should now be deemed insufficient for three millions of negroes. While all these proposed Cohsti tional amendments have been kept in in abeyance, and Congress ha3 been speculating with the tempor ary suspension of the relations of the South to the Union, until the public mind ; should become famil iar with and tolerate the perman ency of the suspension, an impor tant measure was being matured as an entering wedge for all these revolutionary schemes. The Freed men's Bureau bill, recommended by its charitable appearance and os tensible humanity, and besides, having a precedent in opperation in the South, wa3 brought forth a bill to establish military jurisdic- tion, over all parts of the Unitedfoc'w containing refugees an'1 ! Eastern monopoly and oppress States corporations; to--destroy the freedmen to create a large and permanent standing army to re quire salaried agents, without num ber, in every Stato, couutv, and parish in tho South to invest these agents with supreme power over tho negro, and over all questions between the negro and citizen, and to try all white persons who might be charged with offenses against the negro, upon negro testimony, without indictment or jury and without any fixed rules of law or evidence, and to inflict such punish ment as the bureau agent might see proper, and in which proceedings there was no appeal to any court. The power of the bureau was to be supreme over the Stato Constitu tions, State officers and courts and laws arid was to be administered by that class who would seek a liveli hood in such occupation! All the ne groeswere to bo fed, clothed and sup ported by the General Government; out of tho treasury of the United States, was to bo paid tho expenses of erecting school houses, and asy lums, and negro churches and hos pitals, and the lands of the resi dents were to bo taken away and given to tho negroes. Every sec tion of the bill was a violation of the wholo scopo and purport of tho Constitution, and was, in effect, a bill to enslavo and impoverish the white people of tho South, and to establish, in the general ruin, the negro race, at the expense of North ern labor. This bill totally ignored the Southern States as being in the Union and tho Southern people as having anv rights under the Consti tution. With this bill a law and in operation, and followed up by the Constitutional amendments pro- Eosed, the work of disunion would e complete and permanent. It would have prostrated tho whole agriculture system of the South, de stroyed its commerce and the reve nue of the Government and in creased the public debt,' perhaps, one hundred millions of dollars, yearly. By the veto of this bill, the plana of the disunionists are, for the time being, broken up. The work of the whole session has come to naught, and their motives are exposed to public view. President Johnson has denounced these work ers of disunion in tho following lan guage: "1 have fought traitors and trea son in the South. I opposed the Davises and Toombses, the Slidells ana a long list of others, whose names I need not repeat; and now, when I turn round, at the other end of the line I find men, I care not by what name you call them a voice, 'Call them traitors' who still stand opposed to tho res toration of tho Union of tho States. And I am free to say to you, that" I am still for tho preservation of this compact; I am still in favor of this great Government of ours going on and following out its own destiny. A voice, 'Give us,the names.' A gentleman calls for their names; well I suppose I should give them. A voice, 'We know them. I look upon them, I repeat it, as President or citizen, as much opposed to tho fundamental principles of this Gov ernment, and believe they are as much laboring to prevent or destroy them, as were tho men who fought against us. A voice, 'What are their names?' I say Thaddeus Ste vens, of Pennsylvania,, tremend ons applause; I say Wendell Phil lips and others of the same stripe, all among them." That these leaders brought on the war, that while one danger to the Union has been threatened, another, equally great, is threaten ing from the Abolitionists of the North, must excite the reflection of every lover of his country. If the Hartford Convention has merited the odium of three generations, may not this Congress merit, and will it not receive, at the hands of the people, an immortality of in famy? Freedom, Union, peace and pros perity, are being sacrificed on the altar of negro fanaticism! Both our interest and common patriotism demand that the people shall oppose the schemes of these leaders. To destroy eleven States, or hold them in vassalage; to make a negro pauper infirmary out of the South and a poor fund out of the Treasury of the United States; to place the negro on equality with the white man; to give to a treas onable faction the negro race as an immense engine of fraud; to per petuate in power those who have fattened on the public misfortnne: b increase, the public debt; to fos- J i f I a ADVERTISING TLIIMS. Oiih square, ten lines. $X 0 Knch additional insertion, 4 Cards, x r vear, ten lines, ....... 8 OO Notices of Executors. AdmlnUtra-, tors and Ouardians, ...... ' 2 00 Attachment notices before J. r, . . - 'J OO Local notices, pr liup, ; . . 1 ( Yearly advertlsmenu will bo. charged $0) per column, and at porportioi.utc rates for less thau a column. Taj-able In advance - means of revenue in one-half of the Union; to change tho Constitu-tion-fnr the niirtirmna in vi.w rnu not but degrade, impoverish, en slave, and fuin the whole people. But let sectional fanaticism and ambition and official extravagance be hurled from power, let the Un ion be preserved intact; let the ' Southern States revive their indus try and restore their .wealth, and let each Stat6 provide for its own. poor and control its own system of labor; let this Government forever remain a Government of white peo-' plo; let the public debt be placed upon the whole people rich as well as poor, according to valua-' tion of property; let labor and pro duction be untrameled. and the ruins of the war will soon dis an-. pear, and the people again be pros- perous- and happy. It cannot bo possible that a people who have sacrificed so much to save the Un ion are. at last, to see it overthrown in tho name of negro equality! SENATORS. L. R. Critchfield. M. E. Will Alt ' D. B. Linn. W. Reed Golden. Frank II. Ilurd, Robert Savage, Curtis JJerrv. Jr. S. F. Dowdnev. A T. AValling, James M. Burt. Manuel May, T. J. Godfrey; REPRESENTATIVES. R. B. Gordon. Wm. Larwill. .TV. Christopher Hughes, F. W. Thorn- illll. U. U. Kutter. J. II. Marsh nil. . Wm. S. Dressbach, John II. Put nam, John Kosencranse. D he A. L. Perrill, R. M. Heller, Samuel u. lrslone, Issac Kagy, John B. Bead. John Ault. Denni.m. l V. ones,' E. M. Fitch, Elias II. Gaston, nomas ueer, A. u. Ilibbs, Issac Cusac, Law. McMerrell, John F. Follett, J. A. Estill, George Hend ricks, Aaron Ferneau, S. S. Bloom, ' James Parks, Ben. F. Le Fever, A. J. Swaim, W. D. Hill. S. M. Worth. CaNDIDATR FOR Tlnvnna Tvmif Who attends nnr rimrtj h.n a,,,.fi.:.... say about the cloud of negroes who mono- 1. suiminil mu OI IIIU COUrt 1IOUSO. " Let them not Judge harshly. Who knows but that our furttire luw-glvers mav come from that side of the house. Our ;,imph" savs the following dialogue between two sable-gen tlcmen, ought to have been ap pended to last week's courts proceedings. Ole Mosc Well Squia Hannibal how's von irettiu.on wlil le l.m- I v..n c- ...... ... ... , . w II bvilU do courts pretty regular. , , nanniuai Hell do lin k Is lawam mighty nnstirttn It warv.r.if,,. ,1:.. ,... i .,. ........ ...... J,,.,, n ,,,, ;,, ;,I1U ,mli and obtuseatesdis child's calk'lation. .Hose Dat's just do M ay 1 found lt,Squln' when I enter'd ilo. rmrli.u.'l mi niwl In iiw,i.i you understand it and do lurder you co do 11. How you gwiue to practice do law oni.at Idea, Mosc. justice, am justice, alnt M. Yes. but liistiee mid l:l tf im'tmi illl- fereut pussons. You Is got to 'scriinhmti. J i. How's dat? M. -Whr. lis (lis. liiHI mil la i,1.,.:ti. .1 ' tode bar. you is got to tlmi out m bo's demo-t friends, de phiinlilf or de fendant. Kldo delendrint have, den you administa ' justice, kf tliedefen'aiit haO no friends ut all den you gib him bote law and justice. . 1L ldecl.ir Jlose you isa'mai-kublo pus-, son; nebcr suspected dat 'j ustriti cation a fore. Dat's just de way brtiddcr Garner es cape the penalty of the law for incestilica-. tion wld his own daughter, when ebery body said he ought to go to the penitentiary. M. Dat's It ; 1 see j ou's improvln ; he hnb de lrlcnds ; he hab on his sidy Sumner, Ste vens, Miss Dickinson, and all de 'spectable ladies and gentleman, and make all de dif ference in do world. 11. Dat's a lack, Mosey; now'I wanU you to lucidate another parados in the pur jession ; what am de meaning of the word ignoramus? M. Ignoram-ass, Haiinibalig-noram-ass datum de word. It am a wonl jined together lroui the Latin word ignorant, which means ignorant, and do Knglwh wordnss. When eber a Squire sends a pusson to jail afore he knows who's got de most friends, then 1 the persecuting attorney sends word to do , grand jury, and de grand jury reports, dat do bill dat Is de Squire what scud 0 bill ' am an Ignorant ass. II. I deelar, Jlose, if you Is'nt'Jar'neirf In all de crooks of the law. I'spectybu'ggwluc to be judge afore long. M. Well. Squire Hannibnl,' J' does'nt care to be do big judge, but I 'specs' we's ' "wine to hab de associate some of these days; we's entitled to him; wehasmore'n three-fourths of no business now . dais done afore court, and if they does'nt give us a' seat on do bench, date'll be trouble, now nil id dat. II. Dat's so. You is my candidate, Jlcscy, goes in for our rights. -Jeffcrsonian. Why Cmilkkn Die. The reason why children die is because thev aro not taken care of. From the day of their birth they are stuffed with food, choked with physic, suflocated in hot rooms steamed In bed clothes. So much for In doors, When per mitted to breathe a breath of air once a week In sniumerx and once or twice during , the cold months, only the nose is permitted to peer into daylight. A littlo later they . are sent out with no clothes at all, as to the parts of the body w hicli need most protec- tion. Bare leg', bare arms, bare necks, gar ted middles, with und inverted umbrella to collect the air and chill the other parts of the body. A stout strong man goes out on ' cold day with gloves and Overcoat, wool- , eu stockings, aud thick double-soled boots. The same day a child of three years old, an ' Intaut in flesh and blood and bone and con stitution, goes out with soles as thin as pa- . per, cotton socks, legs uncovered ta the ' knees, neck bare; an exposure whioh would r disablehe nurse, kill the jnpther in a tort- ;. night, and make the father ah invalid for : weeks. And why. To .harden them to a mode of dress wh icb, ther are .never expect ed to practice, -Jd accustom them to ex posure, Which a dozen years later would be 1 considered downright foolery. , i Jo rear 7 children thus for the slaughter pen, and then lay it to Heaven is tooTjad. t . . . . V