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12th " -' Jaiiies Emmett. Pike.
13th " ;F. W.Tiiorohill, Coshocton.
Uth " John H. Young. Medina.
15th - E. B. Lmr'-tt. Washington.
ICth M Jiulrt J. liartoii. Belmont.
17th - Isnne Atkinson, Carrol.
18th " D. 'urrol Urny. I-nke.
19th u John Cessna, Mahoning. .
A. J. MALLONE, of Hamilton co.
1st District Geo. W. Palmer, Hamilton.
2d do Col. Hendricks, do
31 do John Cocki'rrell, Hiitlcr.
4th do E. II. Kver. Miami.
6th do . ...Ciillin, Mercer.
6th do Col. S.Pike, Ilighliind.
7th do - M.L. Bryan. Madison.
8th do J. S. Crall, Richland.
Oth do ., Thoa. Couglilin, Crawford. .
10th do W. 1j. Glcssncr, Lticss.
11th do tl.O. Wllhelin, Si ioto.
12th do A. It. Van Clenf. Pickaway.
13th do bam. Adams, Muskingum. .
14th do A. K.Wiley, Ashland.
15th do J. Williams Monroe.
16th do V. II. Mathews. Tuscarawas.
17th do C. N. Alleu, Jefferson.
18th do Jas. Randerson, Cuyahoga.
19th do T. J. Ctrl In, Ashtabula.
Hon. A. G. Thurman was con
ducted to the Platform, and being
introduced to the Convention, by
the Chairman, Mr. Jewctt, made
the following address:
Speech on Hon. A. G. Thurman.
Gentlemen of the Convention: I
am very sensible of the honor con
ferred upon me by being called up
on to preside over your delibera
tions. And I am the more bound
to make my acknowledgments,
that it comes unsolicited and with
out even a wish on my part. I re
turn my thanks to you, gentlemen,
and will endeavor to merit tho con
fidence you have reposed, in me.
And to do so, I am sure, will not
be a difficult task ; for never did
greater harmony prevail in our
grand and time-honored party, and
never did its Delegates assemble
in Convention with more fraternal
feeling or with a firmer resolution
to 6tand by the principles that have
made the name of the party a syn
onym of whatever expresses good
government, and that will in the
future secure to our organization
an existence as enduring ns time.
Where all are actuated by the same
noble motives, and neither envy,
jealousy or selfishness finds a place,
the duties of a presiding officer are
bo simple that it is scarcely possi
ble to erf.
Gentlemen, we have very often
met in Convention before and un
der the most various circumstances
at times when all was so bright
around us that the most far-sighted
and distrustful could perceive no
speck of danger in our political
sky; and again, when that sky was
so overcast and menacing that
even the most lion-hearted and
hopeful could scarce refrain from
despair. We have seen our coun
try, under Democratic rule, the
abode of the most free, prosperous
and happy people on earth; and,
again, we have seen it, under the
dominion of our opponents, a prey
to all that human nature has ever
developed of despotism, horror and
But, whether in sunshine or in
darkness, in calm or in tempest,
our party has ever followed the
path of duty according to its hon
est convictions. To say that it has
never erred would be to claim for
it a more than human intelligence.
To say that it has .seldom erred and
never intentionally, is but to speak
the verdict of history. It is 65
years since the inauguration of Mr.
Jefferson. During 48 years of this
Eeriod, the Government was in the
ands of the Democratic party.
During nearly eight of the remain
ing seventeen years, though presi
ded over by Presidents not of our
choice, it was administered, in the
main, upon Democratic principles.
In this long lapse of time there
was witnessed, what had never
been witnessed before, a total ab
sence of civil commotions, and a
profound peace for fifty out of fif
ty six years. And not peace alone,
but also, unexampled freedom,
growth, prosperity and happiness.
No man ever lost life, liberty or
property, for a political offense,
under a Democratic administration.
No man was ever deprived by such
an administration, of life, liberty
or property, without due process of
law. No political bastile ever then
darkened and disgraced the face of
the land. No prison doors were
ever then closed against the sacred
writ of habeas corpus. No milita
ry commission, organized to con
vict, ever then usurped the func
tions of the law-maker and of the
civil courts. No tongue or press
was ever then silenced by arbitra
ry power. And never, no never,
was such a thing then heard of as
an American exile.
Who can look at this picture of
liberty, security, happiness and na
tional glory, feebly though it be
drawn, without feeling his heart
swell with an honest pride at the
thought that he belongs to a party
that lias such a history? What a
ead reverse the last few years pre
sent, I need not 6ay. Their events
are too fresh in our recollections
to require a recital.
And now, gentlemen, we are
again assembled in council to con
sult and to' act" for "the common
welfare. The storm of war has
fassed by, but we are yet very far,
fear, from tho WVen of peace and
safety. Indeed it rtaay well bo
doubted, whether we have ever
seen a time of moro peril than the
present. After four years of bloody
war to preserve the Union, as we
were told, we see the party, that
arrogates to-iUlf exclusively the
name of Union, practically dissolv
ing what it pretended to preserve.
We see eleven States that have
laid down their arms, are obedient
to the Constitution and the laws,
and are anxious to resume the ex
ercise ot their constitutional rights,
forcibly deprived of them, heavily
taxed without representation ami
ruled by laws in the making of
which they have not the slightest
voice And this is done by a par
ty that calls itself Union and Re
publican. Pray, gentlemen, if this
be Union what is dissolution? if
this be Republicanism what is des
potism? Did any one ever hear
English rule over Ireland, Austri
an rule over Hungary, or Russian
rule overPoland called republican?
I fancy not and yet wherein do
they differ in principle from that
rule which our Abolition so-called
Congress exercises and is striving
to consolidate over the .southern
States? And who does not see that
if the precedent bo set and an
proved, of Congress excluding a-
State, or States lrom representa
tion, there never will be wanting a
pretext for a like exclusion of any
State obnoxious to a majority of
the Congress, or whoso representa
tion would oppose a bar to the
schemes of that majority or to the
perpetuation of its power? If the
representation of a State is to de
pend upon tho will 6f Congress,
instead of the provisions of the
Constitution, of what use is the
Constitution, or what vitality has
our form of Government? What
would have been said had the Con
gress, when the Hartford Conven
tion was in session, and when Mas
sachusetts forbade her militia to
pass her own borders to defend the
country, excluded the New Eng
land States from representation?
What would the Sumners, and
Wades, and Stevenses of that day
have said to that? And yet there
was just as much right to do so
then, as there is to exclude the
Southern States npw that is to
say, there was and is no right of
exclusion in either case. Let no
man deceive himself, or be deceiv
ed by sophistry upon this question.
It is vital to the existence of our
Government. The wrong done to
the Southern States is not done to
them alone it is a wrong to all
the States to Ohio as much as to
South Carolina. If, upon some
pietext or another, a majority in
Congress may disregard and over
ride the Constitution, and exclude
that State from representation, a
majority in another Congress may,
in like manner and upon some oth
er pretext, exclude Ohio. And,
besides, the right of a State to rep
resentation is not her right alone ;
it is the light, of every State that
all the States shall be represented.
The Union into which we entered
is a Union of all the States. The
laws of Congress which we agreed
should bind us are laws made by
representatives from all the States.
Our fathers never agreed, we have
never agreed, that States obedient
to the Constitution should be ex
cluded from Congress, and our laws
be made by the remainder of the
States. There is not a word in the
Constitution or in the history of
the Republic that gives the slight
est sanction to such an idea. On
the contrary it is directly subver
sive of the Constitution, and, car
ried into practice, is an overthrow
of our Government. And in view
of these facts, I do not hesitate to
say that the doings of the present
so-called Congress of the United
States are plain usurpations of
power. It is not the Congress or
dained by the Constitution, but is
an inchoate, imperfect, fragmenta
ry body, unknown to that instru
ment. We may be bound by its
acts as the acts ot a Government
de facto, just as the acts of usurp
ers exercising defakto the powers
of Government, have generally
been held binding; but to solemn
ly call it a Constitutional Congress
is a mockery of the Constitution.
Gentlemen of the Convention, I
cannot detain you by referring in
detail to the doings of this so-called
Congress; but there is one general
view of them that I wish to pre
sent very briefly before I take my
No one caii have attentively and
impartially observed the events of
the last nve ' years, and especially
of the last six months, without be
ing convinced, that an organized
conspiracy exists, having Sot its
object & fundamental change of
our system .that shall , make the
General Government supreme, not
jonly in. those matters now confided
to it by the Constitution, but also
in nearly, if not in every matter,
now belonging to the State . Gov
ernments. There is nothing more
striking in our history than the at
tachment of our ancestors to ;local
self-government. It was this feel
ing, more than any other, that led
them to confine the powers of, the
Federal Government to matters of
general concern, - leaving-to- the
State Governments exclusive juris
diction over everything of a local
or domestic character. And so lar
did they carry this spirit, thateven
in the States nn administrative,
and, in some cases, bquati legisla
tive power, has always been con
ferred upon their various civil di
visions. Thus we have boards of
County Commissioners for counties,
of trustees for townships, of direc
tors for school districts, while eve
ry municipal corporation, from the
largest city to the smallest village,
has its council, enacting laws un
der tho name of ordinances, to
regulate matters of local 1 concern.
This is the true spirit and idea of
our Republican institutions, and
never was anything better devised
to secure good Government, tc ed
ucate the people in the science
and practice of political power,and
to preserve their liberties and free
institutions. Opposed to this idea
of local self-government, is that of
a consolidated central power, a
huge, unrestricted, supreme and
irresistible National Government.
This was the favorite idea of a oer,
tain class of politicians at an et riy
day; but was decisively defeated in
the Convention that trained the
Federal Constitution, and was so
repugnant to the feelings, senti
ments and habits of the American
people, that it was not until our
late terrible civil war gave rise to
the exercise of "Imperial powers"
by tho General Government (to
use Mr. Seward's language), and to
the creation of an immense nation
al debt, that any one dared to re
vive the scheme. But no one can
now doubt that it has been revived
or that tiie Radical leaders in Con
gress are straining every nerve to
carry it into effect'.
One of the means employed for
this purpose consists of amend
ments to the Constitution, and one
of their chief reasons for exclud
ing the Southern States from rep
resentation in Congress is, that in
their absence, propositions to
amend may be adopted, that, were
they represented, would surely fail.
Gentlemen, I need not say to
you, educated as you have been in
the Democratic faith, that such a
consolidated Government as these
men are striving to establish, would
be one of the worst and most cor
rupt of despotisms; and that if the
people wish to preserve their lib
erties and their substance, to have
good laws, equal rights and light
taxation, they must never surren
der their admirable system of lo
cal self-government
The Platform.
of Ohio will adhere in the pres
ent and in the future, as in the
past, with unfaltering fidelity and
firmness to the organization of the
Democratic party, and to its an
cient and well settled principles as
enunciated by Thomas Jefferson,
the great Apostle of American
Democracy, and as acknowledged
and accepted by the party from
the foundation of the Government;
and especially of equal taxation,
and of representation of all States
subject to taxation.
2. Resolved, That the one great
question of the day is the immedi
op all tiie States to; the exercise
op their rights within the feder
AL Union under the Constitution;
and that we will cordially and act
ively support Andrew Johnson, as
President of the United States, in
all necessary and proper means to
carry out his policy as directed to
that end; and especially in secur
ing immediate representation in
the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives, to the eleven States
from which it is now unconstitu
tionally and arbitrarily withheld,
unless on the degrading condition
of inferiority in the Union, and of
negro political and civil equality
enforced by the Federal Govern
ment. ' 3. Resolved, That for the purpos
es above set forth, we will cordial
ly co-operate in public meetings,
conventions and at the polls, with
all men, without reference to past
party positions, who honestly and
by their acts and votes, as well ,as
by their professions? support the
President in his policy of restora
tion as now declared.
Reed, the murclerer of Armstead
Kinnaird, has been tried, found
guilty of murder in the second de
gree, and sentenced to the peni
tentiary for six years. -
Gov. Ccrtij'oi Pennsylvania,
has been tendered the' mission-to
Italy. - :-5
MAY 31, 18G0
[Election Day. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1866.]
For Secretary of State,
of Skolby County.
For Supreme Judy,
of Hamilton County.
For Memher Board of ruhlic Works,
ol itahland County.
This Convention, which came off
jt!plurabus on the 24 th inst., was
one -the largest and most en
thusiastically harmonious assem
blages of the kind probably ever
before convened in this or any
other State. The ablest men of
the party were in attendance.
As will be seen by the proceed
ings published in this paper, Hon.
Allen G. Ihurman was appointed
permanent President, and A. J
Mallone Secretary, in connection
with two worthy Democrats from
each Congressional District to act
as Vice Presidents and Secretaries.
Mr. Thurman made an able speech
which will be found in this paper,
as also did Messrs. Vallandigham
and Pendleton, which we will give
in our next issue.
The platform, which is also pub
lished in connection with the pro
ceedings, was adopted with a uni
versal shout of approbation. Af
ter which, the balloting for Secre
tary of State resulted, after the
third ballot, in the nomination of
General LeFever by acclamation.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
Thomas M. Key, of Hamilton co.,
was also nominated by acclamation,
as was Mr. Larwill, of Ashland, for
Board of Public Works.
The platform and candidates are
unexceptionable, and should re
ceive the hearty support of the
people at the coming election.
Death of Gen. Winfield Scott.
TnE telegraph brings us the pain
ful intelligence of the death ol
that old hero of many battles, Gen.
Winfield Scott. He died at West
Point at five minutes past 11 o'
clock on the morning of the 29th.
He was out walking on Saturday
last and showed no 6igns of his
early demise. On Sunday morn
ing he commenced failing very
rapidly, and, as we have 6tated
above, on Tuesday morning, the
29th inst,, he breathed his last.
He was perfectly conscious up to
the time of his death, though he
had lost the use of his voice some
two hours previously.
Thus has another battle-scarred
veteran passed to that bourne
where the din of strife is heard no
more, to dwell with the Author of
that glorious mandate "Peace on
earth good will to men!" Forev
er green will be thy memory in the
hearts of the American people I
Fenian Raid on Canada.
The telegraph informs us that
some four hundred armed Fenians
have arrived in Buffalo from the
West, and design making an imme
diate raid upon Canada ; in conse
quence ot which,' the military of
Toronto have been called out and
are making prepaiations to meet
the emergency.
Oil City, Pa., has been visited
by another conflagration, and this
time by the most destructive which
has ever occurred there. It broke
out Saturday, and in a .short time
half the business portion of the
city was in ashes. Seventy-five
stores were burned, eight hotels,
forty dwellings, one church and
one seminary. Over one hundred
and seventy-five families were
rendered homeless. The loss, it is
estimated, will amount to one mil
lion dollars, on which there is an
insurance of only one hundred
The payment of commutation of
rations to prisoners of war has
been suspended, awaiting an act of
Congress, which it is said will pass
E0OD. -' '- ' ' " "
Fenian Raid on Canada. Commercial.
McArthur Produce Market.
McArthur Produce Market. CORRECTED WEEKLY, BY D. WILL & BRO'S.
McArthur Produce Market. CORRECTED WEEKLY, BY D. WILL & BRO'S. McARTHUR . O., May 31 1866.
Apples, (dried,).t 00 lleoawu f 25
Butter- ."....25a80 Beans SOU
Chickens 25 Cheese 25
Oolite 30aSS E?g IS
White Huh 12 Mackerel litf
Cod Flab HJtf Fe Him. ... 60a60
Flour 11 00 Lo.ther.. 60
Lard-..-...,. ....... 20 Moluescg. ......... 75
Onions 1 00 I'eachea, (dried) ( 00
Pork .Sa20 Kico 15
Siifpir ..18.120 Sal; I 25
Starch 15 Timothv I 60
FUjc 1 60 Tallow." 13
WhUky ' 3 00
McArthur Grain Market.
Whoat.old Roil..-.2 00 New Rod....J 00
Old White 2 10 New White-. 10
8hollcd Corn 51 Corn, Ear ,5a
Outs 50 Kje 60
Barley 60 Hay 9 00
Cincinnati Market.
Coffkk. We quote common Bio at 27a;
28c, prime do. at 2Ga31c : choice do. nt 31c.
common Java at 42c, and prime do nt 45o
per lb.
V.r.c.s Mnrkpt dull mid closed fit 2.riO
per dozen lor fresh, in goofl shipping or
der. Flour We quote Superfine nt $7 00a
7 50, new wheat extra nt $7 75a9 00. old
wheat extra nt S3 75a9 2."), Family at $9 25
nlO 25, and Fancy nt $10 50nll 50. Bye
flour $1 75 per bbl, Buckwheat flour $1 00a
4 25 per 100 lus, ami ?S Wall) 00 per bbl,
the latter for Eastern. Corn meal Is active
nt $1 50 per 100 lbs.
Grain We quote prime old Bod wheat
nt $1 80al 00. New Bed $1 80 for prime
and $1 OOal CO for Inferior. Some lots of
old White nrc offered nt $2 30aS2 80. The
demand for Com is still active, and prices
remain firm for car at 53a5oc per bushel
Shelled 55a5Gc for mixed, and 75c including
sucks. Outs in fair demand at 37c, and 30c
for choice. Bye in little demand, at 75c for
prime, a lew eaies oi prime laii uaney
reported at $1 15al 20.
Sugar We quote raw nt 13alCc ; yellow
refined, 40a47c; white soft refined, ICaISc;
hard rcllncd, iaauc.
Produce & Commission Merchants
28 South William St., N. Y.
Salos made lor cash, prompt
assured. Liberal advances made on Con
signments. All Goods fully Insured on ar
rivnl. Mark Goods distinctly and forward
Invoices. We quote for the week ending
April 10th,lS6(f. .
flour O. B. II, S per bbl 8 15a 8 CO
O.E.T. Brands.. " 8 50aI2 00
rye flour " 4 25a5 50
corn meal 3 00a 4 25
wheat Chicago spring prbu 1 COa 2 40
rye " GOa 85
corn mixed western.... 77a 70
y el & w western. .. " 73a 81
oats western " 55a 57
barley " 80a 1 25
beeps clover pr lb 8a 12
llax prbu 2 50a 2 70
timothy " 4 00a 4 50
beans medium and pea. . " 1 20a 1 50
iiay pr c't GOa 70
butter O. com to good, .pr lb 32a 38
pork mess prbl 25 25a20 00
prime " 21 50a22 00
potatoes Dyckman " 3 00a 3 50
Mercer " 3 00a 3 25
l'each blows. " 2 50a 2 87
IT Albert. ... " 2 25a 2 50
beef Mess " 15 OOalO 00
Extra Mess 20 00a21 CO
cut meats Shoulders. .. pr lb 11a 12
Hams " Ida 18
bacon Bough Sides..... " 23a 14
llellies " lia 15
Middles " 11a 17
lard In Ubls & Tierces " IGa 18
InKgs& Tubs... u 10a 21
TALLOW " 11a 12
beeswax " 39a 41
OINSENG " 70a 90
TOUACco-Seed Leaf " 5a 25
furs Mink each 1 25a C 00
Marten " 1 50a 6 00
Mnskrat " 20a 40
matle SUGAR--In blocks per lb 18a 20
Small cOkes " 22a 25
28 South William St., N. Y. New Advertisements.
G BAY-HEADED people have their looks re
stored by it to the dark, lustrous, silken
trasses of youth, and are happy I
You ntr people, with llcbt. faded or red hair.
have these unfashionable colors changed to s
oeaudtul auburn, anJ rejoice I
I'oople whose heads are covered with dand
ruff and humors, use is, and have cloac coats
and clear and healthy scalps I
Bald-haaded joterana have their lemainlntr
locks tightened, and the bare epo s covered
with a luxuriant growth of hair, and dance lor
Young gentlomen nee it because it Is richly
periumea I
Yonngladlca nsVit heeanse it keeps theii
Lair In place 1 ;
Everybody must and will use it, because it is
the cieeoest and best article In the market I
For Sale by Druggists Generally.
From Hoi. 'Warren Chase, the Lcoturor.
My hair and whiskers have been many yoars
gray. "Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia" has re
stored both to their original celor, black, and
covered the baldness on the top of ray head
with a fine growth of black Lair. I have sev
eral friends who have used it with the same
results, and I cordially racoramend it as one of
(he row medicines that will do what its labels
and ciro liars claim for it.
October, 1165. Wabbew Odasi.
E. M Tubbs & Co., Propriotors, Peterboro'
New Hampshire. A B Merriam A Co., Whole
sale Agents, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dt J 8 Strong,
Agent, MoArtlmr, Ohio. maySI-ly
Empire Shuttle Sewing Machines
Are superior te all others for
POSES. CONTAIN all the latest improvements; are
speedy ; noiselebs ; durable; iand easy to
lllnBtrated Circulars free. Agents wanted.
Liberal discount allowed. No eonsigncents
Address. EMPIRE S. M. CO ., iit Broadwav.
New York. Aoo may31y
OTK'E Any person obtaining ten sub
scribers, and sending na the moncv iri
tis dolls, shall recelrs the Vision Bioom
one year gratis.
Pianos. Anv of our ladies wish
ing to buy or rent pianos, and let the rent
pay for them, can obtain the same at manu
facturers prices, by calling on me, when I
will explain prices and terms.
Order of Probate Court1.
. i . ; ! Is PaosAts Cobkt
James ffibboai, administrator 1 Petition
of tho CBtate of Artcr Effete-1
Ktnn. HftnAnilAil. nltilntitV .
i ' r""-"-"i
6 C Egplaaton et el defendants. J Jtjell. IQL
IjUKsUANT to an .trdoi of sale mado In the
. above cause os the J4th 4ay or May. 1388,
granted by the aaid 4'robate. court within sod
For the said county of Vinton, I will oiler for
sale as inch administrator as aforesaid to tho
higheat bidder at publio auction, cn
, Saturday. June 30th, 18CG, "
At one o'clock In tho afternoon at the door of
the Court-house, la MoArthur, the followlpg
described real estate as he property of Arter
Eegleaton, dooe.ve, situated ir. the county of
Vinton, and Stare of Ohio, to-wit : -
Biting the northwest corner of the 'east half
of the southwest quarter ol Section Number
186 thirty-six; Townahip Number (11) eleven,
ltunge Number (1J) aixtean, in the Ohio Com
pny Purchase, bounded as follows; Beginning?
at the northwest corner of the said laud and
ruuning south forty-eight rods; theace east for
ty rods; thonoe north forty eight rods; tlienco
west forty rods to tie beginning corner; con
taining 12 twelve acres.
Also ln-lot Ne. ( 1 ) one in he village of Now
Plymouth, as the same is numbered and desig
nated on the original recorded plat of said vil
lage. JAMES GIBBONS, Admr-
I the estate of Arter Eggleston.
Joseph J. McDowell, att'y for petitioner. .
May 81, 1866. w5
One door east of the M. E. Church,
IS now receiving a splondid stock of SPBINfl
MILLINEKY, consisting in part of
Bonnets Made to Order.
Khpaihino neatly and promptly executed.
XT Country produco received in exchange
fi'Kooils. Prompt Payment Desired.
March I1 1386 3m.
. I II. 1
She Will Positively , Sell
Other Establishment
. ., . IX TUB
AT Til
Nearly oppesits Dr. Wolf's on Vain Stmt.
ANTED 1 Agents. Male and Female a I
76 to $150 per month to seU the Cols-
WACniMB, 1 '
PRICE, .---.$l,00.
. rrt.!- u.vt m JA .it .lAm ft waik A anil
to the high orloed Machines, nd Is tha only
praotical and reliable Cheap Sewing Maohlns
h the World. Bend for deaoriptlvs uroulars.
Address BECOMB 4 CO., iChicaw, IU-OT
Cleveland , Ohio. Pri"'I O1. -
torn uouas Jriaci vmcagw, i4

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