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THURSDAY, - - AUG., 30, 1800.
' f ri Rkpdblican Failure. There was
trait deal of dishonest fuss about the
Chicago platform by the Itcpubllcaus be
cause It stated the truth that four years of
Vrar'nad at that moment failed to restore
ftht Union.. . . , . , ."-'
To tell the truth now, It would bo nec
'Msary to lay that four years of successful
wacand nearly one year of utter pence hud
foiled to restore the Union. .
', Tho reason is, that Republicans prefer
disunion to' party defeat. Farmer. '
.') ' ..
Tub total receipts for Internal Revenue
tor the single weeK ending on Saturday
last, reached the Sum of $7,150,000; or, at
the aggregate rate .otfour hundred and thir-ly-OM
millions eight hundred thousand dol
lars per year. , All for tho glory of 'tho nig
ger, and Black Radicalism . . .
lit erery Congressional district of Ohio
Where the Abolitionists have held Congres
sional ConYentions, they have nominated
altra Radicali, who are In favor of negro
aftVage and keeping the. Southern States
at of the Union, let the people bear this
toot In mind.
' A Radical paper speaks enthuslastienl
ly'and hopefully of binding the Radical
of steel.' A good deal of 'hooking' and
'stealing'. has been going on In that party
for some years, and they may be consider
ed as already .pretty well bound by the
- cohesive power of public plunder.
'Wa know hosts of good men, honest,
well-meaning men, who arc out of their
proper place in the Republican party. Now
If good time to leave it, and take their
tand with Seward Raymond, Dooiittle,
Browning and others, who refuse to be led
by the Jacobins. Conic out, wo say, from
the foul party I
Bbead and Butter Lyric As sung by
the retiring Radical office-holders :
' Oh t ever thus from childhood's hours
I've seen mt fondest hopes decay ;
I neter had a piece of bread, 1
t a wiviuuiuiij iv, v iau v
, Which, If It fell upon tho sanded floor, ,
. 'Was sure to full upon the buttered side.
' Sxemli boo-lioolp.
Nigger Equals Irish.
. Thad. Bterefif, la a ipeecli at' Lancaster,
Pena,Mld: "We are Influenced too much
by those persons from foreign lands, who,
while la search of freedom, deny that bles-
That Is, the negroes are the equals of the
Germans and Irish that make this country
Uelr home.
- They may make votes
we think otherwise.
lis" that way, tho'
Tna Debt. Tho debt of the country, nc
cordlngto the Government's figures, which
are always below the mark, is 2,770,41G,
608, with 137 millions 4n tho Treasury
leaving qur debt over and above all cash on
hand, $2,633,000,27(5. . 1 : . .
: Quite a good time for lazy. Congressmen
to vote theiusulvesJSiOOO additional pay,
after agreeing to do the work for $3,000 a
year and mileage. Their pay is now $0000
a year. . .
Where Are the Soldiers?
Not long sinco the Rump correspondent
of this paper, objected, witli much circum
locution and evident signs of bud blood, to
our declaration that the soldiers nnd the
gallant Generals who led them to victory,
were leaving the so-called' Unloiii party;
and that they did so, because the Radjcal
loaders were' prostituting that party or
ganization: to disunion purposes- : If lie
does not. believe us, let litm notice the
signs of the times let him read the papers.
We call bis attention, most respectfully
but at the same time most earnestly, to the
call for a soldiers' and sailors' convention,
lately Issued. Let him notice tho names of
the signers. Let him run his eye over the
roll of distinguished and gallant men, and
then let him say, If he dares, that the men
who are now leaving the Radicals, are dis
appointed politicians, "copperheads," "de
serters," "bounty-jumpers," Ac, &c. Let
him show his colors now, If ho will, by.
' Impeaching the hard-earned fame of such
men as have given their sanction to this
oall for a convention to protest against the
aots and policy of the "Radical Rumps."
Let us see if he wDl fling upon them the
billingsgate,' AsK-market style of abuse,
which he has been using so freely against
thS men who refuse to bow the kneo to
ike fanatical, revolutionists In and out of
Congress,' who are placing party above
country.- V::: .
CouMBYi Kentucky has furnished
. ' noble ' example for the whole
country. The strange but highly
honorable spectacle was presented
at tb polls of men having 'served
in both armies voting and working
forJDdvallj because he represented
UelpaoiScaliSjiAnd reconstruction
policy, of the, President . . Gray
basks irad the blue jackets work-
ine together ! So it on&rhl to ha
The war is over. Peace is desired
abovi all things. Anr. the tnen
who have fought together., for the
tW gooa of aQ country,. . .; ,
YQLM : ' '. ' MARTHUK; VINTON (X)UNTY. OHIO, AUGUST 30. I860. : NO. 36.
For the Vinton Record.
II. C. J, editor of the Radical Rump Re
publican, bocomes incoherently funny, lu a
'few words,' over our report of the sayings
and doings of the R. It. R. Convention.
We say he becomes funny In a 'few words,'
yet tho paucity of'his Ideas is even more
marked thaivtho brevity W his language
We arc not surprised that lio gentleman
should try to dispose of our report in as
'few words' as. possible : 'Fact are stub-
1 born things,' and when they nrc against us
rtbc less we handle them the better.
II. C. J. does not attempt -to deny the
correctness of our report, except In two
particulars,.and in tho.se, only inferential
iy. In thu first, lie' admits nil that we as
serted, arid we will prove It by himself, (If
a discriminating public, can determine
which time lie tells the truth, for he speaks
on both sides.) Ho Bays : "But the wordy
cus-tomcr (observe the pun !) Is' not satis
fled with making pn ass ot himself on gen
oral principles, he must become very spe
cific, and .thinking that the truth wouldn't
servc his purpose, ho strains a point. lie
says Mr. Jones proceeded to make nomina
tions outside of tho names announced in
the papers." Wc did say so, and repeat It
now. Let us take Jones for it again. He
says: "The truth Is, of the two candidates
for Auditor, neither was announced in the
paper." . Will II- C.J. deny that the name
of Mr. Felton, the successful candidate for
Auditor, was placed before the convention
by II. C. Jones, or that It was the first namo
announced for office In that convention ?
You dare not do it, Homer ! Then, it it
true that II. C.J. did proceed to make nomi
nations outside of the names announced in
the paper. Will tho gentleman tell us why
the truth would not serve our purpose, and
when tho 'strain'' comes on this 'point ?'
H. C. J. attempts another point on tho
question of delegates. He says we were
'exorcised1 about the R. R. R. Convention
allowing persons not delegates to partici
pate, Ac. Now, out of charity, nnd in or
der to make II. C. J.'s piece intelligible, we
conclude that the compositor made a mis
take, and set up ji word not in the manu
script; for, certainly, wq. sever charged
that there were evil spirits present nt the
R. R. R. Convention, (no matter what we
thought!) nor did wceven pretend to pos
sess" the power to expel such,' If they were
present. So wo say, that. In order to make
sense, we conclude that II. C. J., meant to
say, we were 'exercised,'' Ac.' But this wo
deny. 'It was none ot our luncral,' and
we had no right to do the weeping, neither
were we dlspdscd to wb the' R. R. R.'s of
this their exclusive privilege, but wcro
rather Inclined to say of the candidates:
'Dead Duck,' requi escat in pace!
But II. C. J. says, on the subject of dele
gates, "Your Bntternut Convention tried
the same generous move, and it was voted
down. You were afraid to let In outsiders
who were not manipulated and set for your
Clique." This is not a point strained, nor
truth perverted, but absolutely false. In
tho Democratic Convention, or Butternut,
as the gentleman sees proper to call It, ev
ery township was represented by delegates
present, and there was no such move made
as II. C. J. mentions ; so, of course, It Cuiild
not be voted down. The facts were these
In almost every township the primary
meetings had resolved, that, in the event of
any of their delegates falling to attend the
Convention, those who did attend, should
cast the lull vote of the township.
The motion which II. C. J. pretends to
think. was voted down, was one made by
Mr. Gunnlng.'to the effect 'that tho dele
gates present from each township should
cast the full vote of tlKir respective town
ships' which had failed to make this -pro-"
vision at their priinarj' meetings, on an
equal footing with those which had. This
motion prevailed, and had tlie'inover wait
ed for the report of tho, committee on cre
dentials, he would have discovered there
was no necessity for his motion, for the
reason that the townships were nil repre
sented by full delegations.
II. C. J. charcres the members of the Dem
ocratic Convention with being 'deserters,'
'bounty-jumpcrs,, and 'draft skcdaddlers.'
As the charge is made, It applies to each
member of the convention ; nnd,- as taken
iii this wholesale way, we personally know
it la false, and to does II. C. J. If it is in
tended as a charge against any ono mem
ber, we call upon H. C. J. to name the par
ty charged, that he may be let in to defend.
We do not proposo to volunteer a defense
until there is some one to defend.' Name
the man, but be sure your proof sustains
tho charge. But, by way of a text for yqur
next discourse, we will say, it is our opin
ion that even draft-skedaddlers may bebet
tcr patriots than 'shoddy contractors'
' bottnties to colored soldiers.
Payment of the Same to bb Imme
diately Commenced. Th e Paymas
ter General will immediately com
mencesays the National Intelli
gencer the payment of bounties
to colored soldiers, under the joint
resolution of Congress, approved
June 26, 1SG6. ' It is estimated that
the payment of these bounties will
involve the expenditure of $20,000,
000... .
. . These immediate payments .are
only for the nigger, the white tol
diert) entitled to his extra $100,
must stand back awhile for Sambo
some of the Government officials
estimating that the delay will be
from three to $i'a years Luckey
nigger I - ' ' : ':
Letter from Mr. Vallandigham.
digham. t
, Philadelphia, Aug.15. The Na
tional Union Convention reassem
bled at noon to-day. ; " V" ',
Mr. Blair, of Maryland, here rose
and said: Mr. President, I am' jn
structed by the Committee on per
manent Organization to make the
following report: ' j: '. '
For President Senator Doolit
tle, of Wisconsin.
General Dix, at the conclusion of
the reading or the above report,
introduced Senator Dooiittle, who
was received with the most enthu
siastic applause. Mr. Dooiittle, on
taking the chair, said: ' ,l '
Gentlemen of the Convention,
and fellow-citizens, of the . United
States cheers. For the distin
guishea honor of being called up
pn to preside over the deliberations
of this Convention, I sincerely
thank you. ,1 could have wished
that its responsibilities had fallen
upon another; but relying upon
that courtesy and generous s confl
denco which has called me to the
chair, I enter at once upon its du
ties with a desire for the success of
that great cause in which we are
now engaged. Among the great
events of our own day this Conven
tion, in my opinion, will prove to
be one of the greatest, for peace
hath her victories, not less re
nowned than war. Applause.
And this Convention is one of her
victories mty I not say a crown
ing victory? Cheers. ' 1
For the first .time in six years a
National Convention, representing
all the States, is now assembled.
Six long, weary years. As I look
back, oh, what an interval it is of
blood, and agony and ,tearsl,'"-Du
ring that period we have been en
gaged in the most gigantic civil
War the world has ever. seen, wast
ing ourresources,-drenching a thoYt:
sand battlefields A fraternal blood,
and carrying to fraternal graves oor
fathers, our sons and our brothers
by hundreds of thousands. But,
thanks be t8 Almighty God, the
war i3 over. Cheers. Thrice
blessed peace has come, and come
to stay. jLoud cheers. Oh! my
fellow-citizens, if the whole people
of the United States could see
what we now witness the North,
the South, the East and the West
joining in fraternal association ' as
friends and fellow-citizens, our
work would be already done.
Cheers. . " ' .
If they could have 6een, as we
saw, Massachusetts and South Car
olina, applaTfse by their full del
egations,' coming arm and arm into
this great Convention enthusias
tic applause ; if they could have
seen this body, greater in numbers
and in weight of character atid
brain than fiver has assembled on
this continent under one roof, mel
ting to tears of joy and gratitude
to witness this commingling, there
would be no struggle at the polls
in the coming elections. Ap
plause.j When I remeYnber that it
was Massachusetts and South Car
olina that, in the Convention which
framed the Constitution, voted
against the abolition of the slave
trade; that it was Massachusetts,
in 1812, which, through some of
her men, taught the. doctrines of
nullification which South Carolina
reasserted in 1833, and in the form
of secession again reasserting . in
1860; when I call to ' mind that
South Carolina fired the first gun
in this contest, and that the veins
of Massachusetts poured out the
first blood in the struggle, and
when I call to mind all thesa
memories, and at the same time
ask the people of this country to
look in on this Convention and see
those two old States of the Union
coming here in fraternal embrace,
approaching the common altar of
a common country, ready to make
common sacrifice for the good of
the whole, I Bay again, could the
whole people of the United States
witness all this, there would re
main no further work for us to per
form. Loud cheers. .
If the people of Massachusetts
herself could have witnessed it, not
a single toember would-be returned
to Congress from that State great
applause until he had given a
most sacred pledge that he would
do all in his power to recognize the
equality and dignity ' of all the
States Tinder . the Constitution
cheers including the sacred and
inalienable right of every State
under the Constitution to repre
sentation in both houses of Con
gress. Cheers. '
Gentlemen of the Convention, I
shall go into no argument on this
occasion. Cries of "Go onl"
The distinguished gentleman who
preceded' me (General Dix,) has
said all that I would desire to say
much better thaa I could say it
I indorse, and take great pleasure
in. indorsing, all that he has said,
sentenco by sentence-, word, by
word. Cheers. ....
j' Fellow-citizens: , Unfortunately
it may be that the wholo people of
the United States are not hero to
witness what is now transpiring-,
therefore the greater work, still
rests upon us. From this time until
next election we should be untiring
in our exertions to see to it that
the next Congress, if this shall
continue to refuse this 6acred right
of. representation to equal States,
that the next Congress shall recog
nize that right. Applause.
When that is done tho Union is re
stored, cheers, and when tho Un
ion is restored wo sllall bo pre
pared, in my judgment, to enter
upon a higher ana nobler career
among tho nations of the earth,
than has ever yet been occupied by
any Government upon which the
sun of heaven has ever shone; loud
cheers; wb ehall stand in the van
guard of liberty and civilization;
we shall lead the way by tho light
of our example for all the .other
nations of the earth. (Great
plause.) :
Gentlemen: Without detaining
you any "longer, I shall enter at
once upon the duties of the Chair.
. The Vice-president and Secreta
ries of the Convention were then
invited to take their seats upon the
platform.' While they were doing
so the band played several airs.
. General Steedman, Chairman of
the.: . Committee on : Credentials,
made a report, stating that there
were no seats contested, except
lrom ine btateB ot Maine, Delaware
and New York, and that of those
cases the committee had made the
following descnpticn:
The delegates elected by a meet-
ing held at Portland, and headed
by Governor Crosby, are entitled
to admission as tho delegates from
The delegates elected at a meet
ing at Dover on the 2Cth of July
1866, are entitled to admission as
delegates from Delaware, and the
persons chosen at Washington on
the 2nd of August are to be admit
ted to honorary seats in the Con
vention. . Gentlemen attending
from the United Service Society of
Soldiers and Sailors, of New York,
and those elected by the New York
delegation, represented by Mr.
Samuel J. Tilden as Chairman, are
to be admitted to seats as honorary
members. In consequence of the
time that would be occupied read
ing the full list , of delegates, its
reading was dispensed With, and,
under the previous question, the
report of the committee was agreed
Much amusement was caused by
the Chairman inadvertantly speak
ing of General Steedman as the
Senator from Ohio, and tho slip of
the tongue was characterized by
soma gentleman as prophetic.
Mr. Groesbeck, of Ohio, . as the
organ of tho united delegation from
that State, presented a letter of
withdrawal from Mr. Vallandigham
and asked that it. be read-to the
The Chairman intimated that
that would require unanimous con
sent, and asked whether there was
any objection. '
A delegate from New York rose
and objected.
(Loud cries of "Iiead it, read it")
Senator Johnson, of Maryland,
moved that the rules be suspended
in order to allow the letter to be
ead. The rule3 were susnended
and the letter was read by the Soc-
etary as follows:
August 13, 1866.
o the Chairman of the National
Union Convenion, Philidelphia:
Sir: I have, this day recieved
om the National Union Conven
on, through the Hon. Win. S.
roesbeck, Chairman of the joint
hio' delegation . to your Convert-
on, a ticket ot admission as a del-
irate lrom that ritata. ine Hon.
leorge W, Cook, Chairman of the
mocratio . delegation from Ohio,
lis also communicated the follow
this morning, adopted by the
JiesolwJ, Unanimously by tho
Ohio Democratic delegation, that
we recognizo the rijrht of lion
Clement L. "Vallandigham, a duly
elected delegate from tho Third
Congressional District of Ohio, to
hold a seat in that Convention;
that wo 6hould regard Jus exclusion
from such beat as an unjust and un
reasonable infringement of the
rights of the Democracy of said
District, and are ready to 6tand by
him in the assertion ot his rights
and the rights of his constituents;
that we endorse most cordially the
purity and patriotism of his mq.
uves, ana his litnes3 in every way
to a seat in said Conveation, yet
for the sake of harmony and good
feeling in the same, and in the great
ends for which itis called, wo con
sent to his withdrawal from which
it is called, wo consent to his with-J
drawat from a seat in the Conven
tion, if, in his judgment, his duty
to his constituents shall 'justily
6uch withdrawal.
Yielding io my own deliberate
convictions of duty and right to
the almost unanimous opinion and
desire of Inenus, whoso wisdom
and soundness of judgment, and
sincerity and purity of motives I
may not question, to tho end that
there shall be no pretext from any
quarter for any controverted ques
tion or disturbing element in the
Convention to mar its harmony, or
hinder in any way the results to
the cause of the Constitution, tho
Union and public liberty, which
shall follow from its deliberations
and action, I hereby withdraw from
the Ohio Democratic delegation,
and decline taking my seat in the
. I am profoundly conscious that
the sanctity and magnitudo of the
interests involved un the present
political canvass in tho United
States aro too numerous not to de
mand a sacrifice of every personal
consideration in a strusslo unon
the issue of which depends, as
most solemnly believe, the present
peace and ultimately tlie existenco
of free republican, government oii
this continent.
Trusting that your deliberations
may be harmonious, your, proceed
ings full of wisdom and patriotism,
and its results crowned with a glo
nous and saving triumph in the
end to the great cause in which
every sympathy of my heart is en
listed, I am, very respectfully, your
obedient servant,
Tho Chairman then announced a
telegraphic dispatch, from President
Johnson, and directed tho secreta
ry to read it. The announcement
was tho signal for the whole Con
vention and tho greater part of tho
spectators to rise to their fct and
cheer vehemently for Andrew John
son. ' After the applause had sub
sided tho dispatch was read, as fol
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 15, '66.
To' Hon. O. II. Browning and the
Hon A. W. Kandall, National
Union Convention, Philidelphia;
I thank yon for your cheering
and encouraging dispatch. The
finger of Provldonco is unerring,
and will guido you safely through.
Tho people must be trusted ann'tho
country will bo restored. My faith
is unshaken as to tho ultimate suc
cess. ;
" '
The Proposed Constitutional
. The Chicago Tribune 6ays:
-"Let these Copperheads tell the
people what objection there is to
the second clause of the amend
ment." .
Those whom the Tribujie pleases
to term Copperheads have been tel
ling the people pretty effectively
their objections to the amendment
referred to. , They are:
1. .While altering the basis of
representation; it does not change
the basis of taxation, which is to
continue upon numbers, not wealth.
Illinois, with not as much wealth
as Massachusetts, is yet obliged to
pay about two dollars to Massa
chusetts' one,' whenever Federal
direct taxe are levied. This kind
of inequality exists with many oth
er States. It is not right,' and no
amendment should be made to the
RAe.t.ion whirh tanvAfl fhis mnnatrnna
inequality . standing. Taxationf
should be upon the amount of prop
erty in a State, and- not the num
ber of people and voters in it
2. The original clause in the
Constitution, which apportions ren-
psentatifln tipoa . the,, basis, of tho
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ui riXit'uinrK. AuiiuniHim
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Attachment not loos before J. 1, . .
Local notices, ier lints
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s l early atlvertiiieittA-will b-clmrge4
IJiOO jer column,- mid nt porK)rtlonate
rntea for lew than a column, -l'uyobla in
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wholo number of the people, white
nnd black, male and female, voters
and no voters is perfectly fair, and
can not be improved. No amend:
ment can be made .to this section
which does not impair its equality
and justicp, For instance, the
amendment proposes, in substance,'
that if negro men aro not allowed
to vote, the whole negro population
will bo excluded from the basis 'of
representation. At the same time,
however, women and children un.
der twonty-ono years of ago don'f
vote, and yet they aro counted in
representation. ' WiU'tho Tribune
tell us wheTe i the justice in this
discrimination? Why should negro
men have more rights than are ac
corded -to white women f Why
should the negro bo put above oth
er non-voting classes ? '
8. Tho amendment is objection
able because it is a bribe on the
one hand to States to adopt, negro,
suffrage, and a punishment on the
other hand of loss of members of '
Congress if they refuse. It is une
qual in its operation; because the .
South has a" largo number of ne
grocajmd the North has but few to
be eflected by it.
4. It is objectionable because li
is submitted to the people by less
than two-thirds of Congress, which
is the Constitutional rule. Eleven
States, whose votes would have
been against it, were not allowed
to voto oi(the question; The at
tempt to. carry it in this manner is
a fraud upon the non-represented
Republican Convention.
The Kepublican Convention
which met in tho city of Ports
mouth on the 8th, put in nomina
tion John T. Wilson, of this coun
ty, (but more properly Brown
county) for Congress for this Dis
trict. It was otir hope that Bukdy
wonld be re-nominated, but it seems
that the interests of ironmongers,
by whom he was nominated and
elected in the first place, were suf
ficiently advanced to pormit himto.
retire, and allow the Bondocrats to
place a man in nonynaUon who
would tako care of their interests'
and keep the hands off of their pre
cious bonds... With tho exceptions
of one being the champion of iron
interests, and tho other of the bond
interests, there is not a particle of
difference, and jf Wilson succeeds
in gaining tho election, ho will bo
of no nioro value to the country at
large, or to his constituency in this
Diitrict than Suranej. or Stevens.
He is an. avowed desciple of Negro
suffrage and and an earnest de
nouncer of tho policy rjf the Presi
dent. Taken all in all, he is not'
such a-man as the peoplo of tho
11th District want to represent
them in any capacity whatever.
Stingj and penurious, he will work
to his own interests liadical and
fanatical in the e.ftreme, ho will
always cast hi3 vote with the most
ultra. Itis truo that he served his
country ns soldier, but he was nev
er sworn into tho-army as a private
and afterward elected to tho cap
talncy oi his company as tho Ports
mouth Republican would fain mako
its readers believo ho was. It was
not patriousm that tood John T.
Wilson to tho field, but a lovo of
gain. If it had been, ho would
have gone at the outbreak, and not
have been so particular in obtain
ing a sufficient number of men to
get him a captain's commission.
It if. of course, natural that tlm
Kepublican journals should bring
iorward everything that would be
of the least advantaco in securing
Mr. Wilson' election, but we are
afraid that our Kepublican friend,
at Portsmouth, has not had the ad
vantage of an extensive acquaint
ance wun nis past career orlse he
Bill Gibson, the defaulting Ab
olition ex State Treasurer, is ma-j
king speeches for the Radicals. In
a speech at Tiffin, he advised John
eon men to go to Washington and
apply for office; that if they did
not have money enough to pay ex-
enses, he had plenty and would
end them rome. The Fremont
Messenger says, if Williamll. Gib
son would pay back to the . people,
of Ohio, the money he pluadred
from them, he would not have much
to lend I . -
Nkver were a set of men so dUaobolnted
m are the Republicans at the result of the
FhUauclphla Convention. ( Thoy expected
a blow up, but all was union and harmony;
A Topilady who wai asked .by a' ben
timental young man to shiira hta lot want,
cd fo know how many acres ,thure weraln
that lot.- '- ;" "i

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