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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
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.
The'friends of the Constitution
and the Union of the States, wil
meet in McArthur, in mas3 Con
vention, on
Saturday, May 12th, I860,
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
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
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
The Sentiments of the Press on
the Reconstruction Committee's
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
IlulberU Cor Opposite Court-hour,
Drugs, Medicines,
and Chemicals,
" .
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
N. B. Physiclons Proscriptions carefully
compounded and ordara correctly answere d.
Medicines warranted genuine an of the bt
quality. April 2ft, '.S6Slf
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.
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

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