OCR Interpretation

The Vinton record. (M'arthur, Vinton County, Ohio) 1866-1891, September 27, 1866, Image 1

Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038222/1866-09-27/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

A Li VA C E 1S,"X W W -3
if Br otton's Buil(tlng1 tt.of, the , r (
- - - Coin-House.'.- - ll r' '
Payment l advance In all cases
One.ytar,". ,;"." W h " '; J'9
Eight wntlw .?'.-:'.; !.:'.':: .-. 1 M)
- WTtLfAtf M1M'
f ; ! r.- n; ... .v v-u
' '. ' vio.l '. '.'' ' ir. oo . '
Me Arthur, Ylaton' County, Ohio.
WILL attend prompJlj toM "bwlneaa e
treated to their ear, id Vinton and A.h-
Ml eOdOtta. .
Ma Arthur, Vinton .Uountyi.UMO,
tTItt attend promptly to business iitrmt
W ed tohieeare jUra
Mc Arthur, Vinton' Couhtj -Ohio,
-;..!t.tui nt:m irjn.hj v: .; .if.u! J; o;n
WIULtUn4 to eU Ugal iua!4 IntrnsW
ilobl car In Viotoo,Ather,okin,
Hon, Hooking! endedjolnlngeottntfes.' Partlo
rtar (tsatloa given to the eoUeeitooof seldlere
olMrn far pewloji. booolief , arreere of pay,
tc, sninit toe u or ymo, jnanairg nor
f M raid oklms, r Inl j jon SS-te i
'io n'-:.:,i'j z!':'.; ;. audi o' ..".''.-if oi''
DEPUTY " Collector of Internal . Kevenne.
Offlo over Tho. B. Davis h Soa'ascor,
iltJa meat MoArthur, Ohio.
angli ml'
. . ooxaTlLr, ' i ' ' ju x. conri.. '.
rr Athto, ov . j. . ' .,. MoArliur.O.
Constable, and Constable.
' AT i O Y3 AT ' L A. VV, :;
McArthur, . ' 1 - Ohio,
WILL Uond' promptly1 (o all bualnesa In
(rnated V tUolr kra,in VinUa anil A(li-
ni nnnnllH ' i an if ftf Till
JuJlolal llat.,'anA iu tlie Crreuli eonrUof (be
U. 8. for tbaSbnlhem district of y bio. Claims
aniiiit (be Uovernment, tiounionu. bouiity and
'McArthur, VIhl6n' Oounly, Ohio,
WILL attend promptly to all legal burin en
tntwiud to blm. Office in Court Houee,
Mc Arthur, Ohio.
jone, 28-if.'
' 'Wilt be;cqU acted Jroinpt!jf oy, ' j.
, 7 fed waipd 'Ji; ;i!r Mtofiy ; .
' 1 Lteoldlara, wbo ra by' taw, eruitle'd TO
A Baek Pa. BonntT and PeniionKaDd wid
-ewe.fctbere, wotaore, biotbere, an del era of
.4eeeMd aodier. tiainja iu da pretnptiy
tended lo. n . ; 7 . .... , ,J JJw'f -,
ruzr&ioirci & bounty!
IWILLoollect tbe I00, additional Bonn'
eranted br CoDtrrew to canalize bonntr:
atao, inoreaaed peniion M wldowa and ebildren
of !eaaie& aoldiora. tad all ether claims.
Call on me at my office over Tboi. 3. Davis
A coo a alora, jrjain etreer, atertnor. unio
angUrnS .1 J06Pil J. McDOWELU
.BdckPoiy Bounty & Pensions.
' ILateCotainl8iIiO.V.I.l
Attends promptly to the collection
etraot, North. o(; J, iK.ijWJH'" reaidence-
MoAr'hur, 0,; ,
july 18,6-mo
' JH 1 ' -' bEAlIlt'llit AND KrilR)R Ot , .
. j rr Musical Instruments,
, ,- - fHDLBEBx'8 i3c.DIM0,
McABTHUR, - r Ohio.
. 83, and 85, Pearl Street, tip Stairs,
V- c i k c txx at t;.o h Lq ;
an nnneneiiy rion arorwnent pr
At Lowset' liiw Imbe L'fiQia. .We aiii man
nfaetuxa , . . '
trt ll'VTlt TTiW1 PitTIRHi. SDeolal attention
wlll ba glvtti to JlLLma 0KDEB8 for pereona
.irboeannoti vlelt tbe cltyi , r -...jfi-o '
IdfAny gooae een on oraei may ee. retur
-If otaat!efaetory totbabeyet 7 ' i-
agTm I . 8TS f Pearl et y ap etairi. n
iT . . 1 .- . ...... .., j I x 1 . - i-j ' - ai -1
I WOLD teiTJeoUpDffehntnopeoptbet
iatn paranantly loo aUoJ tail aekaon, Cffi,
W, wbera Lean at aU,,timei be Icnhi-Mlj
prparectto meetaH the; demands' of; my pro
MijaJeni CbArgea reafconaWe and work , arafk
Ili eVniipew betlaaSad dowlif Wate
tA; Ifaweeei Faerieisapd bnlldiBW W all kind
-rfonetrnotad of material. IJialhaTS stood the
teef ftMi ,yraatnianiiatara pa ai
wMraJy lilrWntn4b) pbra fteavaoyttbr
er eeiiapoeiuoa ropflng lanee, Becnred br patr
erAwerydBraHl aad-at le-prieoJGlW-dart
frAi laafiple en ! fce byi nifn,Hbrl
Urma to agent. Kiadt Jem,Cp.,
jnne7y Ko. 73 Maiden Lan;Kw TfrlP.'1
JUAii nilll 11 Jl lilTU".T W: lla II III. B ?J1I 111 ? Uji .?llnit It! II- U
Yni .plnrr ,no.j.;i... avo u b9f fl3 tI -i -y . -.-!C) 'e.ijC"0 1? i till i ;
V0L.0 1.
'I A
NO. 40.
. mi'
Air—Wait for the Wagon.
Come, ye gallant freemen,
while. ' , . ".'
and listen for a
Twill ruffle ne'gro loVert, btit cause you all
"trsi,1.tffmlla.r : c. ,',. ..,..
They sacrlftce all principle, and over in
' they'd ride, . . .
While wortblplnff the Mgrt they'd let toe
. uuwn aiwe, !j . r- , y.. t
A 1 Chocb Earrah' ftir the Union,
, , ' , Hurrah" for the Union, t
' , ' Hurrah for the Union, '
And the Constitution,- too. 1
: . ,va i .it" -; i : ' ' '
Oocl'iate onr noble co'uhtryi 'tit the peo
While Thau. Stevens, the' old :croaVer, he
hlftnclVv wine hlflre.-' '
We'll stand by the Conatitudon, and gd for
Johnson true, . .
80 we will pull together with the hoys in
" ' blue. I V1'- u -' ' '
Air—Wait for the Wagon. CHORUS.
Andy Johoson he Lai traveled all the coun
. ttr round. ... 1 . '
And he knows by experience the people
there are found. ' '
Except old Tvomen dressed id breeches, in
jv a ona-hors wild-cat town, , t r
They'd Insult him to keep an office, while
: tneyu Keep mo negre aown; , -
Air—Wait for the Wagon. CHORUS. CHORUS.
TherVBrotrnlor, with his turpentine, and
t 'Dickinson. lth her slam, i . ,
Iloraco Greely and Bethel Butler, "How
ar vnn flrlpntiH Ttanrl? "
Better men are wanted, the people all say
. so; ' . 1 . vi
Let us stand by Andy Johnson and.we'll
V.J..' anrov mitt th AavJ
: '
lie Is our glorious leader, our nntlon'js Only
' none . f:i : c..ti-.f... '.'.
The people are all with him, the Ead's
think It but a Joke;
Our league it Is the Union, the CbnsMlu-
(-.'rflott.ni our nride. 1 !
And with Johnson as our driver, "we will
V all take a rlde.H ' ' ;
Sdlare yon well, poor Eggleston, we're
avva xv v Siw j va vugan) ,
With Bunks and Horace Greeley,uond all
1 rmiint rrt nni vnn rnmHcrii. 1
your negro crew,
t ITIcAItTIII K, ,OniO :
THURSDAY, - - SEPT. 27, 1863.
, There has been a great deal aaid about
Col. Moore's, remarks at Portsmouth, 0,
in refererence to 'our soldiers. We copy
the following extracts from the Jackson
Thaws 4hh J9th ihat. which cleans
the matter 00 satisfactorily. - -
In his aneech at the aiarketihome he taid
it was charged that the rebel soldiers were
"murderers?' because they killed some
onr men in battle, and if this were so, vp-
0 the tame principle, oar men who killed
the rebel sold era in battle could be called
murderers also: "out that, acoordtng to the
laws of teas, ana the liahi in which tueh acis
were regarded bu the law of nation, wither
could be tailed murdert." Now, if any
hndv wants to "swear." let them do it, and
If they can not swear 1 hard enonirb,
them call upon their great leader, "Parson"
Brownlow. and let him also curse. Your
cause is desperate, gentlemen, and smear
wq can t save you.
r '
The Speech of General Wool.
iThe fctfong and vigorous speech
of the veteran General ' Wool, de
livered at the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Convention, at Cleveland, publish
ed hy us yesterday, will fall .upon
the public mmd like the blast of
trumpet The eoternprJrary of Gen
eraf"SootC, the liero of three 'wars,
far in the decline of .life, with no
possible object in view of a ; per
son4i;of selfish character, the 'War
nings he gives to 'his' countrymen
cannot but be heeded and respect
ed, by them..; rWe accordingly pub
lish the following extract from the
address: rr.v, . ; v 1;:
"Another civil war is foreshad
owed unless the lreedmen are plac
ed ott an equality with their previ
OUs masters. 'If this cannot be ac
complished Radical partisans,with
a raging thitst' for blood and plun
der, are again ready to invade the
Southern States and lay waste the
country not already desolated, with
the eword hi ! one hand and the
torch in the other. These revenge
ful partisans i would I leave their
country a howling : wilderness for
the want of more victims to grati
fy m' unsparing cruelty .If they
Bhould succeed in inflicting on the
country another wary !it would be
more te'rribla .than i the one from
which -we- have" just emerged.
would not be: eonflnedib the South
ern States, but extecid itself the
length and breadth .bf.:the United
States;: and only close' ; with, the
overthrow' of the best 'govritoent
everxle'vised add the firiest'eountry
on the faee of the globe; :: If such
should be the fate of bur great Re
publican Empire, the "causa ' must
not le sou jht for : in our t military
camps, but in thd forum thronged
with inflammatory: orators and as-piring-debagQgoesiWith
Bonis dead
io their tonntry'dJipnor ind; spot
tedwUhX0ltiiptK)BT,'?'l5';B'jr .;
The Speech of General Wool. Cash for the Black Soldier---Promises
for the White Soldier.
Congress, in 166, voted the black
soldier $300 bounty, and appropri
tuea ine pioney vo py ii. . r ,7...
The white veteran gets $100 ex,
tra bounty, and Congress appropri
ated ko monet to pay it. a: '' " 0 '
, $20(X 'SjBAiTAT for Congress
men, m-cash; , no money lor the
white soldier. - Seven millions, IN
CASHi'or' the Freedmen's Bureauj
and no money for the white soldiei,
Ko white soldier gets more than
$200 bounty, exoeptirig veterans;
Every , negro soldier : gets $300
bounty, JU, t ..'i.: v ci.; -.-,;; .m
Many of the white soldiers serv
ed three years. ' None : of the he
groes served more than' two y ears.
John T. Wilson, Kadical candi
date for Congress in this District,
said, at Portsmouth, Ohio, that he
"indorsed the action of the present
Lonqres8,from beginning to, end.
and, of course, endorses the above,
and is for the, negro. Col. Moore
and . the Democracy , oppose - the
above, and are. for the white man. -
The Last Congress Vote Themselves
Money Out of the Treasury
to Buy Votes.
of I
The Editor 'of the New. York
Times,. a Republican mraber of
the present Congress, and who is as
conversant with its business and
the reasons for its acts as Thad
Stevens himself, thus refers to the
increase of the salaries of Congress
men: '
"A good deal of surprise has
been expressed thatCongreBS did
not postpone: the vote: increasing
the pay ot its members until the
next session. - The reason 1 begins
to be apparent. The extra $2,000
was needed to secure their re-elec-
-tion. Each member has that sum
extra, to be devoted to this specif
ic purpose The Radical members
are thus put in possession of a
grand corruption fund, amounting
to something over 9300,000,' taken
directly out of the. public 'Treasu
ry, and distributed among the mem
bersnearly every one of whomU
to be a candidate for re-eJecuon.
It was proclaimed before the sess
ion closed that Congress must be
tustainedhv the re-election :of ita
present members. It is now dear
that this increase of pay was one
of the practical measures by which
this result is to be brought about."
[From the New York World.
The Torchand-Turpentine Party.
Parson Brownlow is hailed by
the Radicals as their evangelist.
This minister of the Gospel of peace
everywhere publishes his piety and
his statesmanship in these fitting
terms: - v
ul would divide your army into
three rrand divisions. Let the first
go armed and equipped, as the laws
of the army require, with small
arms and artillery. . , Let . them he
the largest division, and let them do
the, killing. Let the second division
be armed xoith pine torches and spir
its of turpentine, and let them do the
burning. .Let: the third and last
division be armed with surveyors'
compasses and chains, and will sor
vey out the land and settle it." We
will nrBt sell it out, to pay the ex
penses of the war with the pro
ceeds, and then settle it with' men
who will honor this glorious banner.
These are my sentiments.", , .
General Butler, the warrior of
the Radicals, accepts the torch-and-
turpentine gospel. . In his speech
at Gloucester, Massachusetts, he,
too, contended for the forfeiture of
"the property, the rights, and the
lives" of the Southern peonle.
Forney, the ' journalist of the
torch-and-turpentinO'' party, pub
lishes in his 1 Press, . a - prayer for
tho6e"who are laboring for the res
toration of the Southern' people to
the right of representation, calling
upon God to . :.' ., J
,,:Sweep them away as with a pes
tilence, that their wives may be
come widows,' and. their children
orphans, and that their names may
become a hissing, a by-word, and a
reproach throughout all . genera
tions.' ... .... -
- Wendell Phillips the orator of
the torch and-tnrpentine - - party,
calls down upon ' President John
son; the Northern advocates of his
policy, and the. Southern people,
like curses; and Thaddeus Stevens,
their leader in the Rump Congress,
would consign them all to "the pen
Hentiary of hell. ' :1 - ;1J ,; ' '
the Torch-and-tiurpeBUlie party
are . th5y tot fitly named? v 1
Ben. Butler from a Democratic
Point of View.
[From the speech in New York City last
[From the speech in New York City last week of the Hon. Jack Rogers, ot N. J.]
They were told bjt. that leading
RadicaL general; Butler hisses
wionlhasa hira--he is a brave and
glorious Geueraly'doh't you- know?
Ctiea pf "Be etoler the. morley; in
New, Orleans." r .No: matter,.. he
wen V there for. the people's good.
But wfes like- KingiiWilliam when
he invaded England, and isaid he
am: fox all. their. gaoda. rSome
one jhad sung oi General Butler: v.--rjj-
general Butler vaa a aoldief brare,'
5 And a soldi raw wsa be, "w .
. But he had for sllyer spoons ?L
11 ' a greet pertialily, IGriitlaughtei.",
? answer tojagme question fropj
the crowd, the .speaker said - he re
ferred to the great military , feat ol
blowing the bulkhead out of the
Ditch, GapiCanaJL Napoleon said
to his, soldiers that forty , centuries
looked down on. them from the
pyramids, . but , ho0would like to
know how , many . centuries look
down -on the, martial figure of
iiuuer as he stooq that day on the,
top of the bulkhead ) of that great
institution the" Dliitch. - Gap 'Canal.
Homer had Bung 'ofrrAchilleeviand
the s,eige of ' Xtoy, .Hut' tilL piaiiy
doubted If Achilles 'ever existed.
But no scholar in the,future would
ever . be . puzzled tp . find, .when
Butler lived for, General Grant has
bottled and a corked him in im
mortality. . Fioini the ; crowd
"What about Foft Fisherr Well,
e was proving before the com
mittee that Fort Fisher could not
be taken when the thunder of its
guns announced its fall. He" found
fault'-with' Grant ' for ' having
paroled prisoners, : but he hever
paroled any1 prisoner ' himself. ' fA
voice'.'' "Because. '.he never"' took
A Gratifying Incident.
. One'of the ' mbsf gratifying in
cidents of the Soldiers' arid Sailors'
Convention, at, Cleveland, was the
reception of the dispatch from the
late , Confederate , soldiers to .. the
effect that they, .were 1 willing 1 to
leave their rights to the determina
tion pi .the Boldiers. of the Union.
Brave men are always maanlyj and
generous, and the cordial feeling of
respect ajbd oonfidenctfWMoh pre
vail among the'wBoysih rBInii'' for
their old enemies of the5 Confeder
ate Gray, is . reciprocated by 1 the
latter. It is not those '.who tight
oh the battlefield' that are averse
to a final and peaceful settlement
of our difficulties; but it ' is u the
politicians, who staid at home and
coined gain out of the bipod of the
soldier, and who. desire - to., repeat
therefe theythen played over
again, that are now the obstacles
in the path of reunion. The Wades,
the Stevenses,the Sumners and the
Phillipses are too cowardly or too
mercenary to fight, but from safe
distance they would . like to incite
others to the slaughter-pen. But
the soldiers do not intend to be the
cat's-paw of these. 'miserable dis
turbers of the' public peace. , They
are, for union 'and peace. En
quirer. ..'."',;,. : . .
The Right Way to Vote.
All who ire in fayor of a restpred
Union will vote for Colonel Moore.
't All who are opposed to the Rob
ber's Tariff will .vote for i Colonel
Moore. - .... . , i.- :
- All ; who are infavor of equal
taxation of rich and poor, will vote
for Colonel Moore. ' ; 1
All who are opposed to the
establishment ot a Privileged Class
a Bond Aristocracy will vote
for Colonel Moore. " ;
AH who are, opposed to Nigger
Suffrage will' vote for Colonel
Moore. ' . ," - --
Fred. Douglass and Miss Anna
Dickinson are, now the prominent
leaders pf the Radical party.. An
African and an unsexed woman are
its moving spirits. What a specta
cle 1 .!. .:'.! -.,....' -k' :-'
I. ., I , I PI
'Alex. G. Catxell has been, ejec
ted to the United - States Senate
from New Jersey, . againtt the pro
test of the Democratic. .members,
who did not recognize the legality
of the turning-out of Mr. Stockton,
whom Cattell succeeds in the1 Sen
ate by this fraud " - "
.1.- ;.l ii ) .1 ;....
WiLSouia in favor 0 1 the con
tinued exemption 'of U7 S. "Bonds
from taxation,! i While ' the "poor
man-must bay 'tales oh i all 1 he
poBaeflses ; of property; iarid upon
ev-Jrythiiig -.heeatfi,: drinks : and
weari the lordly bond-holder1 ei
jbyf his : immense' 'wealth exempt
from the-burdens-which 1 the poor
Prepared by one of thtir anmoer.
[From the Clermont Courier.
Mr. Clarke and the Nine Wise Men
Mr. Clarke and the Nine Wise Men of Wayne--Eleven Questions and
Mr. Clarke and the Nine Wise Men of Wayne--Eleven Questions and as Many Answers---A Monkey
Using Cat's Paws to Pull Hot
Using Cat's Paws to Pull Hot Acorns Out of the Fire--Somebody
gets his Fingers Burnt.
' :: -4
We submit below the questions, and an
swers following, that the readers can see
how 'beautifully this shallow device of
some low flung political wire puller up in
Wayne, , (or mayhap of Batatla,) was
turned back upon Its Inventors with etch
ing effect:
Question 1. Do you endorse the law
that exempts the bondholders from paying
taxes en said bonds, while we boys have
to pay the taxes, at least our portion, af
ter serving three, years to put down the
rebellion, while you bondholders remained
at b0me and enjoyed ease and comfort f
Mr. Ct a rkk's Answer; You soldiers
enlisted under a promise from the Govern
ment that you should have a certain stip
ulated sum per month; would you not
have thought yonr Government very un
just tC after It had got your three years'
service, it had informed you that it did
not intend to staud up to its contract, but
that, It would make you take a less sum
for your services than It had pledged Its
faith you should have when you went luto
the army f , Nov(. the' Government told
those (whoi took its bond i and , furn
ished money to carry on the war, that Uiose
bonds should be free from State taxation.
Don't you think the faith of the Govern
ment jnst as solemn and binding In the
one case as In the other? But you Insin
uate' that the bondholders are rich. ' Sup
pose It Is so; where do you find authority
for violating contracts with men because
they are rich f - Would yon steal a horse
from a man because he is rich, and feel
you have done something to be proud of?
In my Judgment, the man who would steal
from a rich man would steal from a poor
man, If , the opportunity presented itself.
Nq, gentlemen soldiers, I propose to have
the Government stand faithful to its con
tracts with all men.' If bad contracts are
made, take care when new ones are to be
made that you cure the errors of the first
t am ia favor of equal taxation ; tax the
Vfch according- td his riches, and tax the
poor 'hi like manner ; but I am not wll
ling to ruin the credit Of the nation by re
pudiating its contracts in order to draw
money from the pockets of any of. Its cit
izens, rich or poor.t , r ". .
L.Q, 'vAreyoB in favor of the negroes
xerolxin J $he right of suffrage with as
If not, why did you vote for such a law In
Uie District of Columbia?
A. I am not nqw, and never have been,
in favor of negro suffrage in Ohio. Here
we have laws that give to the black man
his clVH rights; he is recognized as a hu
man being, and as such protected as any
other citizen : he can sne and be sued
hold property, sell and convey It; can
make contracts and enforce them by law
can testify In courts. But In the District
of Columbia the negro has no rights the
white man is bound to respect. Even the
money of blaok men is taken by tax and
put in the hinds of white, men to educate
whito children. The District of Columbia
sent tbirty-flve hundred black men as sol
diers, who fought three years in the Union
army ; it sent its white soldiers, who fought
three or more years. in the "rebel army.
The white rebels, on returning, vote rebel
votes; and the negroes, if allowed that
privilege, vdte as they fought-on the Un
ion 6lde. I believe, that a loyal negro,
who had fought three years for the Union,
Is as sato to trust with the ballot in the
District of Columbia as the white traitor
who fought three years In the rebel army,
and I have not found a loyal white . man
in this country who is not of like opinon.
And further, the negroes of the District of
Columbia are not the stupid, ignorant,
degraded 'creatures that certain .negro
hating politicians would represent them.
They . numbered, In I860, about 15.000;
they had taxable property amounting to
one and a quarter millions; they have
twenty-one (Christian churches, costing
twenty-one . thousand dollars annually,
with 4,300 .members; they have twenty
two Sunday Schools and over 3,000 chil
dren attending regularly; they support
thirty-three day schools, with over 2,000
scholars; and they take, pay for and read
4,700 dairy newspapers. Such are the peo
ple I have said are as sails "to be trusted
with the ballot in the District of Colum
bia 'a the returned rebel whose hands are
red with the blood of Union soldiers.
Q. , 3. . Will you be so kind as to tell us
how much money you and the party to
which you. belong voted to keep and sup
port the negroes in the South, and . who
pays the taxes for that purpose ?
A. We voted for as much money for
said purpose as in the hands of good and
faithful men would prevent the starving
poor of the South; white or black, from dy
ing of hunger. -We 'have been blessed
With abundant of food In our country,
and while enjoying the great blessing of
Divine favor, we ought not, we must not
permit the poor of onr country to die of
starvation.; And as to who pays those
taeo, I can safcly.eay that those, who pay
least oi (hem naake.the most fuss about this
benevolent:. Christian application of the
yexy little that Is thus turned to charitable
hie by ',feIIng the hungry 'and clothing
tte nairea.
One'squafe,' tan lines.' .'. .7. :
Each additional inaertlon, ...
Cards, uer year, ten lines, . 1,
Xofices of Executors, AdmlnUtr
torr and Qnartjlat
Attachment otlebfore-Jr r V
Local notices, per liua,-rrrr. . - 10
-Yearly adfertlsments will be chelrgetl
$60 per column, and " at portortloiilU
rates for less, than a columiC: Payable In
advance ,;
Q. , 4. IIow much money have yon
ted for the benefit of the poor fhlte sol
diers, their widows and orphansf fc ' 1 ' '
A. I, voted to give the white soldier
eight and one-third dollars per month ex-
tra bounty for every month's service ren
dered his country, -and never assented to
any less sum; and If Secretary UcCoUoch
and the Executive influence' had not en
warrantably been thrust npon ' Congress
to break down the Bounty bill it would
have become a law, and every soldier of
three years' service would bare had bis ,
three huudred" dollars boarjty, ,a the Un
ion members of the House unanimously vo
ted they should have. I voted that th
widows and orphans? of soldiers should
have, In addition to the pension allowed,
the' further sum of twenty-four doHeri a
year for each child of such widow under
sixteen years of age ; and I am glad to tell
you that Is the law to-day.. I vvote4 U
give the soldier who bas lost a leg' or an
arm an artificial one at public expense, and
to give him free transportation to th
nearest city where the same can bo ob
tained. I Voted to Increase the pension to
wounded soldiers who were, so disabled
to be incapable of lobor, so that their pay
should be equal to their disability. I voted
to take off the restraint npon pensioners
who, by former laws were deprived of their
pension if they took office under tho Gov
ernment; now a soldier may be a village
postmaster or a clerk at Washington, and
recleve his honest earnings as others do.
and still receive bis pension. In fact, I
and the Union members of Congress-wli&
whom I acted, stood by the soldlesj bis
widow and orphans, and b all ways and
means In our power advanced their Interest ;
and if the laws passed for their benefit are
not so favorable as desired, It is not the
fruit of the Union members of the House
of Representatives, for we stood by the sol
dier in everything, and the record of Con
gress will prove every word I say.)
Q. S. IIow . much land nave you ana
your party voted to the negroe& if any,
and how much to the white man explain
fully? . V" , , "' V
. A. To enable the negro f 0 make his liv
ing he tnnst have land to work upon
There were fifty millions of acres of un
cultivated lands in the States of Alabama,
lllssUsippl, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Flor
ida, that have been in market for a score, of
years ; of these lands the negro Is permitted
to select eighty acres and make home
steads thereof. By a law of 198 passed
by the Union members of Congreai, tie
white man Is permitted to select 16Q acres
of land and make a homestead , thereof,
and In this selection he can gd' all oyer
the United States and Territories', 'and
wherever be finds a quarter iectlo4 of un
appropriated lond pf the Government (hat
pleases him, that is his by putting himself
upon It. But the negro can only range
over the five States I have mentioned, thus
relieving the free States from the Influx of
negro population and confining them to
those States where were born and where
they and the whites better understand
each other., 1
Q. 6. As you profess to be a gieat
friend of the soldier, will you explain . wh y
your services are so much more valuable
than theirs that you must hav 5,000 per
year, and they only about. A800? Would it
not have been mors rati iotie in yoe o hire
taken the (200 you and your party voted
the boy, and give them tho two thousand
dollars t
A. I did not vole lo give the soldier one
hundred, I voted to give him three hundred
bounty. I did not vote to rates theialirj
of members to 15,000. I wsa .in Balsvis
whon that vote was taken, and if you will
examine the record, you will find (he Demo
crats in Congress the active cngineei ia
reducing (be boanfy and raising the saiart.
It was first intioduced in the Etnat by Mr
Riddle, Democratic Senator horn Delaware,
and the vote upon it in that body stood
follows: '. i
Union ayes, 14; Dem eye, ft, Total 33.
Union nays, II, Dem. nays, 3. Total It,
80 niue out of (he ale ten Democrats
nd Conservatives voted for the salary , end
but lone two against it, while fourteen Un
ion voted for it and eleven egeuiit- it. In
the House the vote stood: '
' Union syes, 35. Democrat ires 18, To
tal, fil. Union nayr, 48, Democrat nays,
7, Total, 60. ' .vi '.'..s.-
- A majority of Union men toted againtt
the salary, but a large majority of the Dem
ocrats voted fot it .r ' But while I do not ap
prove the measure and should have voted
against it H my health had permitted lie to
have remained at Washington, it M not with
out some good, it cuts off constructive mile
age, whereby hundred! of thousand of dob
lars ate unjustly drawn from tbe . Treasury,
requiring travel to be charged npon direct
routs, and the milesge ' itself reduced front
forty to twenty cents per mile. ! The prac
tical effect of ibis mearote is to adjust the '
disbursemeat equally . amoeg the member,
and the increase of charge npon the Treas
sry is comparatively trifling, las' vpvortby
the attention tbe Democratic stumpers ' 4e
mind for it. - -
Q, ' 8. Are yon in favor of ih proposed
constitutional smedment-leeejpiain
it fulrtl Is .it not be Inteetion.toi it fcf
as possible, elevate' the awjro Xa'di level
with tbe white1 win?': ' ?i;'!:
: A. 1 em n favor of said tmendment
voted for it rn CongWa, and delrti U ii ft
Continued on fourh pag-

xml | txt