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4 WHITE MUX a SHALL ItVl.E AMERICA." IflcAKTHCK, OHIO: THURSDAY, MAY 1SVM Democratic State Convention— Thursday, May 24th, 1866. The Annual State Convention o tlfe Democrnlic party of Ohio, will bo held in Columbutis, on Thurs day, the 24th day ofjMay, ISlfo, to transact such business as may come beforo it, and put in nomina tion candidates for the following of fices: Secretary of State; Jvdge oftheSvprrae Court; Member of the Board (fj'ulljc Works. The basis of representation for the apportionment of Delegates is as follow ; One Delegate for each county ; one for exvryfve htndred rotes given for lien, ukop.ce . Morgan for Govenor, last October; and an additional ono for every fraction of tiro hundred and fifty, and upwards. The great issue beforo the people is, whether all the powers of Gov ernment shall be concentrated in the hands of the General Govern mentthe States being reduced to the conditions of counties and a consolidated despotism be thereby established; or, whether tbose rights of local self-government whichour father enjoyeds and which we inherited from them, and with out whicMi there can be no real lib erty, no wise government, no pub lic economy, no light taxation, shall be preserved. A powerful faction, represented by a majority in Con gress, have conspired to overthow the free and benlicent institutions of our fathers, and to substitute therefor an Oligarch of privil eged classes, crushing the mass ot the people and all individual liber ty, under the weight of a despotic and unrestricted General Govern ment. To effect this object, they, in plain violation of the Constitu tion, exclude eleven States from representation in Congress, and in sists upon conferring upon negroes the .right to vote not out of re gard to the negro, but because they expect to be able with their money to control his vote, and thereby Eerpetuate their party asendency. et every man who is opposed- to the schemes of the conspirators, who cherishes the institutions founded by our fathers, who appre ciates, the necessity and benefits of local self-government, who is op posed to seeing the great State of Ohio shorn of her dignity and re duced to the dependent condition of a count', or who is opposed to Negro Suffrage, join with the Dem ocracy in rescuing our country from the grasp of the JIaliguants. By order of the Democratic State Central Committee of Ohio. JOHN G. DUN, Chairman. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION The'friends of the Constitution and the Union of the States, wil meet in McArthur, in mas3 Con vention, on Saturday, May 12th, I860, i At ten o'clock, A. M. for the pur pose of choosing delegates to repre sent them in the Democratic State Convention to be held in Colum bus, on the 24th day of May ; and for the transaction of other impor tant business. The issues of the coming cam paign are of extraordinary interest to the people. Let the people be vigilant and active. If they work with a will and work together, the triumph of free principles and the restoration of the Unon, law and order, '. security and peace, will be the sure' result. Set the ball roll ing,. and push it on. Democracy expecta every man to do his duty. A large1 attendance from every township, at the Convention on the 12th of May . is desired. Good tweakers are expected to be in at tendance. . .j By Order of Central Committee ARCH. MAYO, Chairman. The Civil Rights Bill. Tiii3 enormity, which was passed over the President's veto, confers upon the negro even greater rights than those enjoyed by the white man. The first section of the bill provides that negroes shall have the right to make and enforce eon tracts, (marriage is a contract,) sue and be sued, &c. The penalties for the violation of the provisions of this bill, are as follows : - Any jirrson or persons who, under color of iimj !tir, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custiim, shall unbjett or cause to be subject ihI. any Inhabitant of any State or Territo ry, to tln deprivation of any right secured or yrotrctel by this net," Ae. ''shall be pun ished by fii'c' not exceeding one thousand dollars or imprisonment 'for one yenr,ur both" Now, we ask any sane man if this bill docs not override and an nul all State Laws, Municipal Or dinances, and oven custom, itself, in direct contravention of the rights of white men, to place the negro not only on a footing of equality, but far in advance of those rights and immunities guar anteed by the Condilution to the Caucassian? Wo would also remind our read ers that we have upon our statute book u law, passed January 31, 1801, and which has not since been repealed, entitled "An Act to- pre vent the amalgamation of the white and colored races," the second sec tion ot which reads as follows: That any person who shall, knowingly, solemnize a marriage forbidden by thhact, or any Probate Judge who shall, know Ing ly, l&ue a license for the solemnization of nny marriage- forbidden by till act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, mid on conviction thereof, shall be lined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail fora per iod not exceeding three mouthy or both, at the discretion of the court. Now, a justice of the peaco or other officer authorized to solemn ize marriages, when he takes his oath of office, swears to perform his duties in strict conformity to the laws of the State. Therefore, should he comply with the require ments of this Civil Bights humbug he not only violates his oath of of fice, but subjects himself to a heavy penalty. "Vhile,on the other hand, if he holds his oath inviolate and refuses to marry a negro man to a white woman, or vice versa, he is subject to the penalties prescribed in the Bill. Who can say that the passage of this bill is not the first step toward substituting a free government, on the part of Congress, for a central ized despotism? Reader, be you republican, dem ocrat, or what not, can you consci entiously vote for and sustain such men as those who voted for this in famous bill? We think not. " Dead Duck" Fokxev, who is in the se crets of the disunlonlstsof Congress, writes to Iiia paper (the Frits) that "Immediate universal suffrage is not possible; but that the Southern States will be left unrepre sented until they formally bind themselves to the ultimate and complete enfranchise ment of all their citizens, is certain." Last full, most stoutly did the republicans deny that tlicy were in favor of negro suff rage. Now they hold it to be the touch stone of loyalty. At a Pacific Railroad niccting.in Charles ton, that eloquent and classic orator, Keitt of South Carolina, in a speech, proposed, by the completion of this long-talked of road, to unite in the '-holy bonds of wed lock," the Pacillc to the Atlantic Ocean, and Invited all the world to witness the nup tials. The only thing about the matter that perplexes us, is whether, in case the thing should be duly consummated, the Atlantic and Pacillc will both occupy the same led; and also whether their progeny w ill con sist of a number of little Pacifies. Newark Advocate. This sound and ably edited Democratic journ al has recently changed hands, Mr. Jj. Glessxer disposing of his inter est in the establishment to W. W. Kingsbury, Esq. Mr. G. has been afaithlul and uncompromising la borer in the Democratic vineyard, and we regret exceedingly his re tirement from the tripod. We are assured, however, that his success or will maintain the proud reputa tion of the Advocate for efficiency and ability. . The Charleston Courier states that three thousand two hundred freedmen have left North Carolina since January first, to work in New England on. contract at twenty dob lars per month, and that more will follow. . Lemon juice (gargled) is ' pro nounced one of the best remedies for diphtheria by a French savan. Mixed with a little spirit and su gar is not unpleasant to the taste. Report of the Reconstruction Committee. Of infinitely more service is a fifth wheel to a wagon, than' has been the notable committee of Fif teen, appointed at the instance of Thaddeus Stevens beforo the lower llo-use of Congress had convened in the House for the purpose of organization, and known as the Reconstruction committee. It was appointed for the express purpose of retarding the work of concilia tion. It was appointed to cast odi um upon what the President had done in that direction. The men who voted in Bepubliean caucus for that committee, knew as well as they knew that they exercised the function of respiration, that President Johnson had been suc cessful beyond all expectation in his work of conciliation. It was not necessary for him to tell them a couple days thereafter in his first annual message, that all that re mained to be done to complete the work of conciliation and -restora tion, was to allow the lately insur gent Mates to resume their right of representation. They knew it. It was not necessary for him to tell them in that message, that with a view of satisfying the predominant feeling of the non-slaveholding States, he had required the South ern States to ratify the constitu tional amendment abolishing slav ery in such form as to preclude its re-enactment at any subsequent period, and that for the purpose of reconciling them with this requisi tion and to win their affections to the Government, ho gave them to understand that a general amnesty should be extended to all who had participated in the futile enter prise of seceding from the Union and erecting an independent Con federacy. They knew it. It was not necessary fur General Grant to make a tour of the South and then submit a report, in which he certi fied the loyalty and good behavior of those whoso military power a short time before he had mado it his duty to demolish, and expressed the conviction that the Southern States should be permitted to re sume their representation. They knew it. It was not necessary for the President to send Gen. Steed man through the South on a tour of inspection. His report, which, we assume, will be impartial, will have no effect on that body, be cause it will further strengthen th President's claim to statesmanship. To suppose, therefore, that the committee of Fifteen, organized for no other purpose than to foment discord between the South and the North, would report a plan, policy or measure, or whatever you may please to call it, either designed or calculated to be heal thy or healing, is to suppose an absurdity that stu pidity would' be amazed at. The committee has made its report. It is given to the public this morning through the telegraphic depart ment, It is not, therefore, necess ary to rehearse its language. Its object is the disfranchisement of the Southern white people and the denial to them of representation in Coigressand the withholding from then of all voice in the election of President and Vice President in 18C8. This is what the Radicals have been and are now driving at, and it is because the President up to this time has refused to become a consenting party to a scheme so nefarious, that they have denounced him in the vilest of language. Will the amendment reported by the committee give peace to the country? Will it reconcile those people to their failure who were identified with the secession move ment? Thus far they have with out murmuiing submitted to the fate of war. They have decreed the perpetual abolition of slavery; they have repudiated the rebel war debt; most of the States have ex tended to the negroes the same civ il, rights that white men enjoy. Our people have secured far more than they expected to secure when they went to war with the Southern people. They alleged that all they contemplated was the maintenance of the Constitution and the pres ervation of the Union. With in dignation tlicy protested that Abo litionism, even in the mildest form, was not an object. Abolition, however, has been secured. Eve ry condition that the President exacted of the Southern people, contrary to general expectation, has been complied with. Is there no point at which magnanimity will interpose short of their total disfranchisement? The advocacy of negro suffrage is not prompted by any special love of the negro? It is prompted by a spirit to de base, humiliate and degrade all meji who took any part in the se cession enterprise. We put the question to rational minds : Is this the to Columbus Statesman. The Sentiments of the Press on the Reconstruction Committee's Plan. New York, April 30. The Tri bune says of the plan lor recon 6tructi6n agreed upon by the com mittee: "The exultation of pro-reb els over the inability to agree of the joint committee of 15, has proved illusory. I he committee has agreed on a proposition which will to-day be reported to both Houses, and which has received the vote of 12 to 3 all but the Democratic members. We may therefore accept and consider the Union party's plan of reconstruc tion. Our own preference for a much shorter and simpler pro gramme is well known: Universal amnesty, impartial suffrage; such are its conditions, and the whole ol them. The Herald says: The plan is in geniously contrived. It is consid erably milder than anything here tofore emenating from the commit tee, and nearer the policy and views of President Johnson. It may be unreasonable jn some things, superfluous in others, and unfair in its continued exclusion of the Southern Spates after hav ing, on their part, fulfilled the con ditions of the Administration, charged with discretionary powers over the whole subject, but we have only now to await the issue before the two Houses. Tho Times says: The scheme would- seem sweeping enough to satisfy the most exacting Radical. It could hardly be much more sweeping, indeed, unless it provid ed for the wholesale confiscation and extermination or banishment of the Southern people. As a plan of pacification and reconstruction, the whole thing is worse than a burlesque. It might be styled a farce. Were the country not in the midst of a very serious drama, its proper designation would be a plan to prolong indefinitely the ex clusion of the South from Congress, by imposing conditions to which the Southern people never will submit. Tho World says: The purpose of the scheme would not have been more apparent had it been labelled by the committee, "An infallible plan for preventing the South from voting at the next Presidential election." So transparent is its in tent, that it fails entirely in res pect to its secondary object, that of putting tbe onus of exclusion on the South itself. It is not an honest proposition; it is not oflered with nny expectation of its accept ance, but with a deliberate" design that it shall be rejected. Loyal Practices. Tho "loyal" General Weitzel was silly enough to appear in print in Texas, and by some of his bills of indictment of the loyalty of South ern parties, brought out from aMat amoras paper the following revela tions. Speaking of the contraband trade during the Avar, it says: "All the way from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans, lovers of tho Union came to Matamoras to exchange the very articles the rebels wanted for high-priced cotton. Guns and ammunition, however, to a very limited extent, found their way hero ; but everything else that could be thought of, in any manner serviceable to the rebels, came in abundance from New England, and were directly sold to tho rebels by the blatant Union men. jI3east Butler & Brother actually shipped from New Orleans, to a branch reb el house here, for rebel use, a ship load of pickled pork. Not only did they send a ship load of pork, but Butler & Brother 6ent out here for cotton-exchange account, vari ous 6hip loads of United States ar my supplier, which went directly into Texas through their accommo dation house." President Lin soln and Secretary Seward were both advised of this state of affairs, by Mr. Pierce, the American Consul at Matamoras, but no interference in the contra band trade followed the villainy went on. The Matamoras journal adds: "Butler shipped supplies, whilst commanding at New Orleans, for rebel destination and'eonsumption. Yankee skippers brought them, and, in most instances, Yankee sharpers received them here and sold them to the rebels. "Now, if General Weitzel wants any more information touching.the question as to who were guilty of carrying on a contraband trade with the rebels, we would inform him Ex-Governor Senator Spr&gue, of Rhode Island, had his fingers in to the tune of two millions of dol lars. After the Secretary of State received an answer from Consul Pierce, to his inquiries, ten times as many goods were shipped from American ports to this place as be fore; and in one month seven mil lions of dollars in assorted merch andise were shipped 'Irom New York alone." Need it be wondered at that Yankee radicalism was opposed to the closing of the war,' or that it is now striving to keep the entire South in a subservient state? While war waged, the South "was unable to produce even its necessaries of food and clothing, much less its conveniences . and; luxuries ; . but Kind, benevolent, patriotic Aew England, while it howled for blood, slaughter, annihilation of rebeldom, did not fail to furnish the hungry with food, to keep off starving, the naked with clothes, to keep oil freezing, and their armies with the tools, to keep up lighting! True to character in this, as of yore! Ihey instituted the slave trade, which they conducted, with allita horrors, for a wealth-making period; were deaf to tho anathemas upon it of the Christian world, till paid lor its. abandonment ! They began tho just-ended war, and reveled in its corruptions and its plunders, while it lingered; persecuted for its pros ecution, and yet clamor against peace, that such entrancing music as Sprague's "tune of two millions of dollars" may be played on! Dayton Empire. Bank Robbery—Twenty Thousand Dollars Reward. WHEELING, W. VA., Apr. 29. About three o'clock this morning six burglars entered the residence of the cashier of the Harrison Na tional Bank, of Cadiz, 0., bucked and gagged the cashier and com pelled him and his wife to deliver up the keys ot the bank and safe. Proceeding thence to the bank, they effected an entrance without opposition, and robbed the safe of $i300,000 in United States bonds and about $50,000 in -deposits After locking the watchman in the safe they made good their escape on a hand-car, cutting the telegraph wires in two places. The robbers abandoned the hand-car at a sta tion near Alexandria, on the P. C. & C. R. R., and took to the woods. Ihe surrounding force is in pursuit. Twenty thousand dollars reward is offered for tho arrest of the robbers. Arrest of the Bank Robbers and Recovery of a Portion of the Money. WHEELIGN, W. VA., Apr. 30. Tlie burglars engaged in the rob bery of the Harrison National Bank, of Cadiz, O., were overtaken about two miles lrom Lagrange, O. this afternoon. A sharpencounter took place, in which one of the burglars was wounded and three captured. One succeeded in mak ing his escape, closely pursued. The amount of money recovered will probably exceed $150,000. From Valparaiso. The Town Bombarded by Spaniards —Twenty Million Dollars Worth of Property Destroyed— Worth of Property Destroyed— American and British Admirals Censured. York, May 1. Valparaiso was bombarded by the Spaniards. The town and 20,000,000 worth of property was de stroyed. Great blame is attached to British and American admirals for not Interfering with their ships to prevent such wholesale destruction, instead of leaving the harbor. Tho Panama Star's correspondent, after commenting upon the barbarity of the bombardment of Valparaiso, which was de fenseless, without a gun to feply or a ves sel to stand by it, suites: From fifteen to twenty millions of property ia destroyed, nearly nil belonging to British, American and other foreign Merchants, including all commercial parts of the town, custom house, Government buildings, Sc. The correspondent gives the following particulars or the bombardment: It is said that Mendcz Nunez has received orders from Madrid to destroy, burn and desolate to the utmost of his power all Chilian and Peruvian property on the coast, and that in pursuance of these orders it was, on the 27th of March, that lie sent into the Com mandant of Valparaiso and notified foreign representatives that in tour days ho would bombard the city. The four days ho al lowed for the removal of sick, 4c. Against this every foreign representative protested iu the most energetic manner The British residents were promised the protection and Interference of Admiral Deiimau and the English squadron. The American Conmo dore Rogers promptly placed Ills squadron for co-operation against Spain, should the threatened bombardment be attempted; and the representative of France was equal ly ready to take the responsibility ou his part of joining with the Americans and EnglUh.to prevent the atrocity that was feared. But at last the English Admiral drew back. lie said he could not interfere except diplomatically, and that the British Interests must look out for themselves on shore. Commodore Rogers shrunk from undertaking active resistance to tbe Span ish fleet, when the British commander had receded from the position he had first taken np. Earnestly and most urgently did the American Charge d'Affairs, Gen. Kilpat rick and Commodore Rogers, labor to save the town, but all in vain. While this was going on no time was lost by the neutrals and w hen the day of the bombardment came on the neutrals had still their property in the customhouse and their stores. . . On the 31st. the morning of the day of the threatened born bardmeut,IIcr Majesty's frigates Sully and Leander, with the De vastation and storeship Kerius, lettthe bay to take safe anchorage outside. Tbe Amer ican ships also got out of the way. About 8 A. MT the enemy's vessels began to take up position over against the town. Tbe R solution was placed opposite the Central railway station, the Villa de Mad rid and Blanca twelve hundred yards from the custom house, the Vancedora close in shores to destroy dwelling houses, and the Admiral's ship Numancia remained out side, signaling orders. At 9 A. M. the Blanca opened fire on the custom house, to the cry of "Viva La Relnat" The others followed, each selecting some point on which to pour its share of destruction. For nearly three hours the Are was kept op without intermission. At 1:08 P. M. the "umanela signalled to desist, and the Tea sels of the squadron drew off. The people of the town who had crowded the surround ng hills at once rushed into the town to ex inguish the fire. Cholera Disappearing at Lower Quarantine. New York, April 30. The chol era is fast abating at lower quar antine. No deaths Lave taken Ela:e, no additional cases hav6 een received on board the hospi tal ship since Friday last, and all on board are reported to be in a fair way of recovery. "Pray, Mis3 0. " said a gentle man the other evening, "why are ladies so fond of officers ?" . , "How stupid 1" replied she ; "i9it not natural that a lady should like a good offer, sir ?" Quarantine. New Advertisements. Dr. J. S. STRONG, D HUG GIS T, IlulberU Cor Opposite Court-hour, McAKTIIUK, OHIO, BIALIHIN Drugs, Medicines, and Chemicals, FINE. TOILET BOATS, FINE IIAIK & TOOTH BRUSHES PERFUMERY, " . MISSES Supporters, aid Shoulder Braces, Giano, Puny, Taint, Oils, Varnlabea, and Dye Stuff, etc., Futon', Medicines of every va rioty , 1'uper, Pencils, Port) Monica. Porta To I ion, Envelopes and a ganorul variety ol fancy articles. ALSO WATCHES, AMD JEWELRY. N. B. Physiclons Proscriptions carefully compounded and ordara correctly answere d. Medicines warranted genuine an of the bt quality. April 2ft, '.S6Slf JOSEPH BRADBURY. WILLIAM HARK BRADBURYJ & MARK, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. WILL attend promptly to all batlness en trusted to their caro, in Vinton and A'hi ens counties. Gffloo in Hulbert'a boildinir, ot er the Port Office, up stairs. apl25tf' John Keeton's Estate. NOTICE la hereby given tbat the nnder aignod has been appointed and qualified s admmist rator of the estate of Johu Keoton late of Vinton county, O., deceased. All persona having claim against the estate, will present them for allowance, snd all persons indebted to said estate, will please come forward and ottlo immediacy. Dated sc McArthu.'. O April 9, A. D. 1866. npr86 wS . JONAS S. HATFIELD. John Kennedy's Estate. N OTICE. John R Kennedy Executor of the ostttto of John Kon-edy, late of the county of Vinton , and Stats of Ohio, deceased, has filed his Acconnts and vonchars ia the rrobsto Court of said county of Vinton, and Stats of Ohio, Turin paction and partial aettle meat, and that the sums will be for hearing in eaid court on the 18th i'ay of May A. D. 1866. a 11th o'clock A. M. of said day. Dated Mo Arthur Msy 3d A. D. 1S66. May 8d 1866.-8W. BICRARD 0RA1O robate Judge Solomon Finnev'n Hatnta. NOTICE. Abram Tinney administrator of the estate of Solomon Kinney late of Vinton county, Ohio, deceased, has filed bis Aeoounta and vouchers in the Probate Court of said county of Vinton and Stats orOhio, for inspec tion snd partial settlement snd that the same will be lor hearing in said court on the 18th day of May A. D. 1866. at U o'clook A. M. of ssidday. Msy M A. D.186.-Sw. juijiflguuKfllO. Fro. Jndgs. David Itlffle'a Kurnto. NOTICE Is hereby glvoa that the under signed has thia dar been appointed and qualified as administrator ds boaianon of the esUte ot David Riffle late of Vinton county, Ohio, deceased., SAMDEL C. CASE, May lst,-3w Adra'r de bonis non. Jesse D. Finney's Estate. NOTICE is hereby given that James Gibbons sdministrator of tbe estate of Jesse B. Fimey late of the county of Vinton, in tbe iStateoj Ohio, deceased, has Hod bis accounts and vouchera in the Probate Court of said county of Vinton, and State of Ohio, for in spection and partial wttlement.Jand that tho same will be hi hearing on the 18th day of May. a d 1866, at 11 o'clock a m of said day. May 8-8w RICHARD CRAI0, Pro. Jadge. Lewis liemys Will. MOTICE la hereby given that ou the Tth day li of March 1866, the undesigned was duly sppointed snd qualified os administrator with the Will sneztcd of the estate of Lswis Remjr late of Vinton County, deceased. And tbe legs tea under said Will, or thsir legal representa tives ere hereby notified to present their dJ0er snt claims to ma for allowance an settlement. LEWIS A ATWOOD. Administrator with the Wi II annexed of the Estste of Lewis Remy Deceased. . m Mar. 2,-66-w MOTICE. Aar person obtaining ten tab Hnnra,MamiuDK ur me money,. Tax noiiABs, shall receive the Vinton jBt m- co