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VOL. 5.
I Publislior aud Proprietor.
l In Advance J
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ljc . (Enquirer.
J. W. EOWEN, Editor,
firArllmr, Juno 31, 1871.
Election-Tuesday, October 10th.
CKOKOK W, Mcl'OOK, of .TefftHon.
i SAMUEL K. HUNT, f Hamilton.
i:i)VAKU 8. WALLACE, ( Clarko.
AtrniToK nr statu,
TKKAsriiKit rr stat
flll.GU.STAVH HUL'KllL,ut Hamillnn.
f 0. W. CKDDKS, of IlicMand.
Mkmiikk noAiinor ri'M.io woiixi,
AllTHl it IIUGIIliS, of Onyalai.
nnioot coMMiSHioNI.n,
WILLIAM W. JiOSS, of faniltulcy.
ri.KHK OK miritKsiK rnritT,
CHATILKS I'ATTEIisOS, of Franklin.
Election-Tuesday, October 10th. THE GRANITE STATE O. K.
The fight in llio New Hamp
shire Legislature, which lasted
four day?!, ended on Saturday,
the 10th i list. It was a hard
fight, as hard as the fight dur
ing the campaign in March in
tho State, hut the victory was
complete. The Radicals were
fairly beaten before the people,
hut they made an attempt to
swindle the Democrats out of
the ollices at the organization
of the Legislature. There wen;
three candidates for Governor,
and as the one having the high
est number of votes did not
have a majority over all, the
Legislature had to make the
choice. That body met, on
the 10th, in Joint Convention
And elected the Hon. J. A.
"Weston, as Governor. The
Kadicals resorted to every par
liamentary ineaus to starve off
the inevitable hour, but it was
of no avail. There was hearty
co-operation between the Dem
ocrats and Labpi Keformers,
and the result ss a decided vic
tory of tho taxpayers over the
tax grabbers.
The State is about as near
O. Iy. at present as any State
in the Union. The result of
the election being three Dem
ocratic members of Congress
(the entire delegation), a Dem
ocratic Council, a Democratic
Seriate, a Democratic House,
and a majority of the counties
For All Who Read.
1KN'S KKAHV HOOK WNDKH fm tliPhonlwc
linvo ever seen for tlio ptirpoKOH Intended, it
frmal riinvoiiienee, perfect adaptation to ho
. Wi. rim willlnut hpsitntimi. recommend AT..
jimiiy wimifc nun it very low price wiiieeriiiln.
y bring it Into common, if nut univumnl uo,
om mivciiisoincni. lz-iy
The receipts.. from Internal
ltcven.uo sources for the first
fcix days in the month of June
or tho present year, compared
with the same time in June
1870,. shows a falling off of
nearly five million dollars,
Mrs. Henry Ward Kecchcr
writes from the South :
"I declare to you before God,
that it the ruling powers will
keep 'carpet-baggers' away
from us. and refrain from send
ing politicians down here, to
rekindle the lircs of dissension
for their own base ends, there
will bo no trouble tfith Ku
Klux or Southern enmity oi
The Ratification at Wagner's
The Ratification at Wagner's Hall---Speeches of
Messrs. Vallandigham,
Pendleton and Sayler.
In the valley of vision were
many nones, and uiey were
very dry. And the spirit said,
"Can the.se bones live'r"' And
he prophesied, and there was a
noise and a shaking among the
dry bones, and breath came in
to them,' and they arose and
stood upon their feet, an ex
ceeding great army the army
of the Democracy rallied again.
Applause. And he said,
W atcliman what ot the night r
Watchman, what of the night?"
And the watchman said, "The
morning cometh, and the night
also the night, the dark night
of death to the once pursuing
but now broken hosts of Rad
icalism (cheers), and morning,
glorious, bright, resplendent.
ight and life-giving morning
to the once disheartened, but
now rallying and heroic hosts
of Democracy.
1 am not here as the Messiah,
but an apostle, and the least of
the apostles; not of the new
departure, but of the grand
restoration, the restoration to
)ld Democratic doctrines and
principles and to Democratic
victory. To-day we have a
chieved a glorious triumph.
To day we have sent forth ti
dings ot great joy all over the
land. Ihe Democratic party
stands now upon the great van
tage ground ot the present,
and offers battle to its enemies,
hand to hand and shoulder to
shoulder, marches forth to meet
them in this struggle upon the
living issues of the present
hour, and upon these issues we
willjtriumph. I feel t. Through
out the wlioI length ot the
State of Ohio will come a re
sponse, and not from Ohio only,
but from other States, from one
end of the nation to the other,
joy and rejoicing, to morrow,
ring from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, from the lakes to the
Gulf of Mexico, and at last the
Democratic party is ready to
grapple with its foes, and ready
to crush' them as in former
times it did, and that once
more there is hope that this old
battle-worn republic of ours,
hearing, it may be, t lie scars it
has received iu the recent
grand convulsion, will yet live,
and live in the 'spirit in which
the fathers framed it.
The plau.of salvation, it
seems to nie, has been discov
ered. Take that which we can
not avoid, that which has been
forced upon us, that which has
been brought about against our
prophecies and against our pro
tests; take your amendments to
the Constitution, and then sub
jugate them to the old doc
trines of the fathers of this He-
public, of the Whig party of
this Kepublic, ot the Demo
cratic party in former times,
the sound doctrine of strict con
struction and the rules which
have been laid down by the
Supreme Court of the United
States, and then, while with a
Democratic Administration,
equal rights will and shall be
guaranteed to every citizen, in
the language of our resolution,
without distinction of race,
color, or condition, at the same
time we shall have preserved
the . nation.
I will say to you, men and
brethren, that the grand move
ment will be made 1872, and
wo are hut skirmishers along
tho lino now. But the first
blood, must be ours in this
election in October next. The
grand struggle will be between
' ltepublican-Democracy upon
one side, and imperialism upon
,the other. Four years more
ot the Administration party
I call it not the Republican
party previous to the War, nor
the so' called 'Union party du
ring the war but the Administration-Grant
party, will ac
complish the prediction of
(Imt.ingnished Senator now lrom
th State ol Missouri, that
Grant, the impersonation of
nepotism, of imperialism, of
consolidation . and centraliza
tion, will be carried from the
White House feet foremost,
horizontally, in a mahegany
box, and never bo carried from
it again. It is against that we
struggle, and if there be' lion
est men, as there. re honest
men who have been against us
for years; patriots, as patriots,
have been arrayed against us
for years; now is the accepted
time, the golden opportunity,
the auspicious moment, aud, as
to-day was said, the "tide in
affairs of men, which taken at
the flood, will lead on to for
tune." I say to you that this con
vention is the precursor of vic
tory. Never before' but once,
in times of great trial, has a
convention assembled and con
tinuously maintained its ses
sion here now until the next
day. It is one o'clock upon
Friday morning, and yet this
conventionjs here. Hundreds
and hundreds are here. They
remain. Wearied they may
be, fatigued they may be, but
that indomitable old Democra
cy, the subterranean Democra
cy of former times, so called;
"unwashed.'' if von nlease: "nu-
terrified,'' always; "locofoco," if
you dare; that old Democracy
from the lake to the Ohio riv
er; from the Pennsylvania line,
to the Indiana line; on every
hill-top, and in every valley,
and along every stream, upon
every highway, upon every
railroad, along every turnpike,
you will find the hosts of
Democracy ma veiling forward
from this hour to victory. Let
the enemy know we mean to
beat them, that is our business
here to day, aud we are going
to do it.
Dissatisfaction may exist
disappointment I should say
at nominations. 1 never at
tended a convention where it
was otherwise. Where there
are two candidates for one of
fice, somebody must be defeat
ed. But if he is a man I
wont, say a philosopher if he
is a Democrat, he submits, and
his friends submit, and wait
until the next time and take
the chances.
Mr. Vallandighani then ad
ministered the consolation usu
ally given Democratic conven
tions by some great men when
they have narrowly escaped
breaking up in a row, that when
they quarrel and fight most
among themselves, they always
give tueir opponents me nam
est blows in tne campaign.
He then threw a rope to the
young men, telling tnem mat it
. i t . .i . .
was upon them he relied to
win the victory in this cauvass.
The Republican leaders had
already taken the alarm and
sounded the note ot warning,
They appreciate the signifi
cance msi this new movement,
and are already quaking in fear
for the result. It had been said
that the Democracy were go
mg over
to the Republican
party. If
was so,
there wa3 no occasion for
Republican convention. The
Democrats were first in the
field and had put forth most
admirable candidates. There
was not a man from one end o;
the ticket to the other that the
Radical party might not be
proud of. I hey have no such
men in their ranks JNow,
. 1 --v
the JJemocrats have gone over
to the Republican ranks, al
.the Republicans have to do is
to accept the ticket already
nominated, and not use time
and ?trength in a convention.
Mr. Vallandighatn closed as
follows: .
That grand systcrn' of gov
ernment under which it is my
firm belief that we can unite
the whole continent of North
America vca and the whole
world, may be united; tha
which was organized at Phila
delphia ia 1783 and 1789, in its
original conception anal its
original practice, is sufficient
tor the whole globe; and now
T.;r .
that we have railroads, and tel
egraphs, means of, communica
tion that did not exist in origi
nal times,that system of gov
ernment can exist, over the
whole world,, and under the
principles of the Democratic
party for that party is an es
sential offshoot of that form of
government;, born with it, it
can only die with it this uni
versal government, free, en-
ightened, can prevail.
And, in my deliberate judg
ment, if we' can sustain these
old institutions, if, in spite of
hese amendments which have
been made,, which, in the lan
guage of your ptatform, are
declared. to grant only so much
more power to the Federal
Government, and only to that
extent to abridge the reserved
lghts of tbe btates, and not to
iave in any respect altered or
modified the original character
and theory of the Federal Gov
ernment, if that doctrine se-
curing to every person in the
and equal rights can once
more triumpn, tne youngest
man in, nay, the infant born to
day, who may live beyond his
three-score years and ten, it by
reason of strength his years are
lengthened out to four-score
years, he will see these grand
republican principles over
spreading the whole of this
mighty continent, and that flag
of ours, which we Democrats
love and worship, see it float
ing in every bieeze, and tri
umphant upon every sea.
Mr. Pendleton was then
called out, and was received
with applause. lie said that
after having presided over the
Convention for so many hours,
and been obliged in the per
formance of that duty to speak
so mucn, ne was sure tney
would appreciate that he had
but little strength or spirit to
speak further. He then said :
I fully concur with what Mr.
Vallandighani has said in ref-
ereuce to tne proceedings ot
to day. Cheers. 1 fully con
cur with him in the idea that
the spirit of the Democratic
party has been recently awa
kened, and that the unflinching
courage with which they have
fought for ten years past, and
fought wiih unvarying ill-success,
will this year be exhibited
iu such a way as that they will
accomplish a glorious victory.
The proceedings of your Con
vention have been marked
with harmony and with wis
dom, not only in the adoption
of the platform, but in the
nominations to office. And I
believe, as he said, that to to
morrow morning will bring
back a response from the whole
State of Ohio, from the river
to the lakes, m which you will
hear the approval of your constituents
of this day's work.
Applause. Aud l am sure
that those constituents, young
and old, not only those who
are able to hear the brunt and
of the war, will be
enlisting themselves
under our banner and
carrying it forward in October
to a great success. Oheers.J
lie continued : Well, the
omens of victory are with us
in the numbers that assembled,
with us in the wisdom of its
deliberations, with us in the
harmony with which all that
disagreeable has been driven
from our hearts, and all that is
agreeable has been cultivated
within us. Applause. And
if that result shall be attained,
and the Democratic patty in
October shall achieve a suc
cess, the result of the next
year's evolution will not be un
certain. And I am sure that
the people of Ohio, ay, that
the people ot tne whole coun
try, not Democrats only, bu
Republican's also, will take
freeer breath when they hnd
that tne destinies of the coun
trv are committed to the hands
of the true and faithful De
mocracy. Applause.-"
Mr. 'Wm. Ileisley, of Cleve
land, appeared in response to a
call, and after the usual apolo
gy said: I, as an active, ar
dent and true young Democrat,
am happy to give my endorse
ment to the proceedings of to
day, and say, that in ray heart
T adopt the platform, and ap
prove of the candidates, and
am ready to do what I can to
insure the success of the ticket
Applause. '.
Ilori Milton Sayler, of Cin
cinnati, 'was then -called for
most vociferously. He mod
estly endeavored to secrete
himself, but was hunted out
and brought forward. He said:
I certainly feel very much
complimented that at the hour
of one and a half o'clock so
large a number of intelligent
gentlemen should insist on
healing anything' from me. I
do not so much feel the com
pliment to myself, as rejoice on
behalf of the Democratic party.
I did not take Democracy by
inoculation. I believe I have
inherited the disease, if it may
be so called, and it is certainly
a chronic disease. TA voice
'Constitutional." Yes, a con
stitutional disease, probably,
I will not, as Mr. Pendleton
has saia, undertake, at tins
hour in the eveuing, to detain
on, gentlemen, lhere is noth
ing that I can say in addition
o what has been said. I he
Convention has been marked
by spirit, by energy, by deter
mination, to succeed. I am
very glad, .too that there has
been a little cross-firing. I am
rather glad the machiuery has"
not worked quite so smoothly
as it used to work when there
was not the slightest hope of
success, l tell you, as l said
to a convention some time ago.
a corpe is a very quiet thing
laughter; a living body is
apt to indicate itself by some
sort of movement.
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JNow, gentlemen, it remains
for us to go home, to go among
our constituents, and uo tins
fall what we can to carry for
ward the work this day so
well begun. Whether we suc
ceed, or whether we do not
succeed, we have planted our
selves upon a position on which,
in my judgment, we must ul
timately attain success cheers
or ultimately lose all hope of
republican government in this
land. I think we will succeed.
I am no croaker. I was mad
to-day two or three times, but
am gooa-naturca tonignt,
and I believe everybody else
is. Applause.) And now,
as I said, all that remains for
us to do, is to use our best en
deavors for the success of the
[From the Christian Witness.]
Christian Union Church.
We believe that there arc a
great many persons in this vi
cinity who do not understand
the causes wnicn gave rise to
the origin of the Christian Un
ion Church.
In this article wo propose
briefly to state a few of these
causes, and give your readers
snore History oi me rise anu
progress of the organization in
this vicinity.
In A, D.-18G2, a storm of
persecution was raided against
every minister and member of
the M. E. Church, who would
not acquiesce in certain war
measures. "
The houses dedicated to the
worship of the Almighty God
were made recruiting offices.
The sermons were political aud
war harrangues. . The . song,
that old John Brown's soul
was marching along, was pre
fcrred to spiritual stfngs. The
most opprobrious epithets were
used to designate (til who would
not bow down apd ' worship
upon Radical rule.'
All ministers ahd members,
who dared to raise their voice
against this unholy and unnat
ural worship, vfrere immediate'
ly removed from official posi
tions, and given to understand
that they were no longer c6n
sidered members of good stand
ing in the chtfrch.
A few independent spirits
who would not submit to arbi
trary dictation, determined 4to
separate, and unite themselves
together, in order that they
might ( worship God as their
conscience dictated. 1
Among these , independent
spirits, was the Rev. J. F. Giv
en, one among the most influ
ential and talented ministers in
the M. E. Conference.
This devoted follower of
Christ raised the banner by
declaring that he would not,
submit to the intolerance man
ifested by a large majority of
the ministry.
. He shortly afterward started
a paper in tho city of Colum
bus, called the The Christian
Witness, and . organized a
church upon the principles of
the Christian Union.
I need not speak of the mer
its of the paper. The princi
ples taught by it were vital,
Christian principles, devoid of
ostentations, intolerance, or
The principles, or creed of
this union, are to unite all fol
lowers of Christ upon: the
broad platform of supreme love
to God, peace and good will to
all mankind.
Brother Given V body now
sleeps beneath the silent sod;
his tongue and pen are silenc
ed ; his spirit is numbered with
i- it it. ii
tne uiesseu; out truly can we
say, his works follow him. All
over tue land we una this or
ganization in a prosperous con
dition. The principles advo
cated are engraved upon the
hearts of all" the true followers
of Christ.
About the A. D. 1864 those
principles gave rise to the or
ganization of which I am now
about to speak.
Bro. George Gulp,- a consist
ent official member, and licens
ed minister in the M.- E. Church,
found the hand of persecution
directed against him; and sec
inj; the sad condition of the old
mother church, With many ol
her members going back to the
world, and others not knowing
where to imd a place to wor
ship G-od, free from intolerance,
determined at once to' Organ
ize a church upon the princi
ples of the Christian Union.
I cannot speak m detail of
he rise and progress of this
church. Suffice it to say, that
he results have' been most glo
The church numbers, at the
place now under consideration,
about one hundred members.
Several other churches arc in a
prosperous condition in this
county,- nnder the pastoral
harges ot liro. Culp.
Many old veterans of the
cross, who once worshipped in
the old mother church, and
have borne the burden and
heat of the day, for lo, these
many years, are members of
this organization.
Many are new members gath
erea lrom tne world, ana are
now bright and shining lights
in the church militant, on their
way to tho church triumphant.
Ihe occasion which gave rise
to this article,- was the dedica
tion of the beautiful new church
house, just completed in the
neighborhood, two and a-half
miles west of Jackson, C. II.
The house is thirty by forty
in size, and very neatly and
. A 41 4 t t rn
oeautituuy nnisiicd. The ar
rangement in the inside bears
the marks of Christian order
and plainness.-
This temple cost our good
Christian' friends about the sum
of twelve hundred dollars. It
is situated in the southeast cor
ner of Liberty township, in
rjeautitui grove, which gives
rise to tho name," Pleasant
Grove Chapel. Nature could
not have formed a moro lovely
spot to' erect a house to wor
ship the Almighty God in,
Close by, And juat in' front
of the house, the old grave
yard, wltti : fW white marble
slabs, may be Seen1, ; .' admonish
ing all who come thither that
the rn'onSter death is in 6ur
land that he is Ho respecter of'
persons f the rich and poor; the
high an'd low, the old and
young,- must bo'w to h'is'de''.
mands. Here, in; the city 7f
the dead, victims of tre h'foh
ster, quietly sleep fa fneV a h'd!
mother, husband and ivifey'pAr"
ent and child, brother an'd sis
ter, relatives and friends, fre'
from the toils and turrrroilsf of
earth. The winds sing a re
quiem over their. lonely resting
We trust and hope their spir
its are safely housed, and are'
now singing songs in the New
Jerusalem, while the" earthly
inrong are engaged in singing
praises to the living God in this
beautiful grove and te'rriple" be--low.
What a happy and joyful
reflection it must be to1 the" true"
followers of God, that it won't
be long until they shall meet
those gone before', o'n the" sutfny'
banks of deliverance, and ile
new their ties of love by gin's
ing the everlasting song of
'Victory over death"
The 28th day of May, A.- Dl
1S71, will long be remerwbe'r
ed by the friends of the Chris
tian Union who took part an'd
witnessed the dedication1 seV vi
ces. '
About two hours of fhc
morning was spent in "i'o'v'e
'.feast." Quite a number spoke
of their hopes and prospectSj
being fully assured by the wit-
ness within, tmit when; done
with the sorrows and afflictions
of earth that they would have
..i.i'.L. w Al it' 1 -J
.t iL-sung piace ai tne rigiu
hand of God.
The sermon was nreached by
the Rev. Joseph Nichols. It
was full of instruction and wis
dom!. His points Were made
plain to every reasonable mind
that the Bible is full of sacred
truths, and adapted to the
wants of a dying world.-
The ceremony of the dodica
tion was solemnly performed
The best order frnd Attention
prevailed throughout the'efay
A rich repast, prepared by the
good people in the vicinity.
was enfoyed by about fifteen
hundred to two thousand pec
pie. Thus ended the e'efenw
nies m the loreii'oon ot this
I. T. M.
Fourth of July Celebration
at Hawk's Bridge, in
Wilkesville Township.
Arrangements hnvo been foado
for a celebration of tho glorious' 4th'
a tho beautiful grovtf, On' tho bank
of llaccoon Creek, near Hawk a
Bridgo, in Wilkcsville Township.
Binrrer will bo prcpurod for 5)0
Refreshments of all kinds can V6
had oh tho ground.
A platform will bo erected for (fid
accommodtttrOTf of thoso wishing to
iudulgo in tho pleasant exorcico' Of
A good String Band Will filrfrisu
music for tho occasion.
Tho Declaration of Wcpohd
onco Wilt bo rond; and appropriate
addresses will bomado.
N. C. Fngan, J. McCormick,- and
J. L. Lawlor, aro the managers.
Thirty yenn liavo oIuihkmI slnco tlio Intro.
auction oT Pavln fain Killer ttf tHo rmbllc; nd
yet at tlio present time it In more popular nml
cnmmnmla a turgor nnle thanovtr before. It
popularity In noteonfliied to this country ulonci
all over tlio world IU bunvfl'uial effoct Iu' curing
tho "ills that nosh in heir to." aro scknowlodu
od nml npprwintod, nml hh a Tain Killer its
faino It limited to no country, ect or rne hut
novcrbeeue equaled by any medicine In Europj
or America.
It la iwlil by all medicine dealer.
Those who look for fatdtd
find faults, and become' fault
finders by profession ? but those
who look lor truth Wd good,
find that. . ,
The New Yotk World
compliments Gen.- McCook. '
It says: 4IIe is one of the1
ablest lawyers in the West,
and a powerful eturap speaker;
and, .with the exception, per-
hapa, of . Mr. Tendleton, is tho i
most popular of the Democrat-.
ic, statesmen of Ohio."- v,: :

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