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Democratic Stato Ticket,
'ton ileum! or rati,
'. , Ot fchalbj County.
fob acrata-a jvdoi,
Of Hamilton County.
re a itim boabd or rcauc woa,
, Ot A (bland County.-
' Of 'Washington County:
, AldSTlg 1. BLOCKSOM,
y : Of Muskingum County. '
, '. For Probate Judge,
For Auditor,
For Treasurer,
For Prosecuting Attorney,
For Commissioner, .
For Infirmary Director,
Tha Hatlonal Colon Convention, aow aeaetnblad
la tha city of Philadelphia, compoaed of delegate
from every Stat and Territory la the Colon, ad
inontsbed by the tolemn lessons which for the laat
Bra yeara It has pleated tba Supreme Ituler of tba
Culvers to give tha American people, profoundly
grateful for IBaretura of peace, desirous at art a
large majority of their fellow-countrymen, in all
alBoerity, to forget and to forgive tba part, rever
ing the eonetltulioB aa It cornea to na from our an
castor, regarding tha Union, In lta restoration, aa
DMVsvaaerad Um , Imkln- with miUI; lata
lb future aa of Instant Importance, hereby Iseuee
and proclaim tba following declaration of princl
alplea and purpoaaa, on which tbey hat with per
feci unanimity agreed i
L Wa hall. with gratitude to Almighty God, fbe
ad of war, and tha return of peace to our afflicted
and beloved land. '' "
'' I . The war Just cloaad baa maintained tha au
thority of the constitution, with all tba po were
which It confers, and all tba restriction which it
tmpoeea npoo the general government unabridged
and unaltered, and It haa preserved tba Union with
tha equal rlgbts,dignity and authority of tba btatea
perfect and unimpaired.
I. Representation la tha Congrera of tba United
Btatea, and In tba Electoral College, I a right reo
ognlxed In the constitution aa abidlug In avary
felato, and aa a duty imposed upon ita people fun
daments in Its nature, and essential to tha exis
tence of our republican institutions, neither Con
gress nor tba Ueacral Government haa any power
r ant bority to deny thla right to any State, or to
withhold lta enjoyment, under tha constitution,
from tha people thereof.
4. Wa call upon tba people of the United States
to elect to Congress as membera thereof none but
man who admit this fundamental right of repre
sentation, and who will recommend to aeata therein
loyal representatives from every Bute in allegiance
to tba Culled btatea, subject only to the' constitu
tional right of each House to Judge of the election
tetania and qualifications of It own membera.
6. Tha constitution of tba United Bute and
laws made in pursuance thereof, are the supreme
law of tha land, any thing in the constitution or
lawa of any blal w tba contrary notwithstanding.
All powers not conferred by the constitution upon
the, General Uovernmeut, nor prohibited by it to
btatea, are reserved to the several btatea or to the
people thereof aud amt ng tbe rigbte thus reserved
to the btatea is tbe right to prescribe tbe
quahucliou fur tba elective franchise therein,
which right Congress can not Interfere with. Ha
but or combination- of btatea haa tbe right to
withdraw from the Uuiun, or to exclude through
tttir action la Congress, or otberwiso, any olhms
btat or btatea from the Cuion. The Union of
those btatea ie perpetual aud can not be dissolved.
a. fetich auisiidiuenta to tha constitution of tha
Uaitad bunas may be made by the people tuereoa
as tbey may deem expedient, in tha mud pointed
at by iw pruvisiuu; aud in proposing such
amendments, wbr that bv Congress or by a conteu.
tion. aud in raUlyiog the same, ail the btataa in
lb Union have aa equal aud as indefeasible right
to a voice and vota tuareou.
T. blenery ia abolished and forever prohibited.
Tneiaiaaeitae aesigaaoi par pose, ou tbe bait
r r . -, " i. suotuu ever be re
established upoa the soil or within the Jurisdiction
of the Doited btatea, and the cuiraucnised slaves
In ail me Mate or the Uaiun, should receive, ia
conuuua with all their inhahitauu, equal protec
tion, io every riaht of person and nroDsrtv.
b. While wa regard aa utterly Invalid, and never
to be assumed or uiada of bindiug loice, auy obli
gation incurred or undertaken in making war
' " vmnu owiea, we uoia uie aebt or ine
nation to ha 'acred and inviolable, aud we proclaim
or purpose, in discharging this duty as Ju per
forming aU other aaUuual obligations, to maintain
unimpaired and uuimpoacued tna honor and laith
pj uie jsepupiio.
it tauie duty or tba National Government to
rewguiaa sue services 01 me federal soldi tira and
aaiWia la tha contest Jurt ohwed by inoe iug promp
tly aud UUy all their just and rigbuul vUim lor
aarrite they have rendered tha uation, aud by ex
tending to those who have aurvived, aud toe wid
wa aud o;pbaus of thorn who fall, til nioat gtae
roua aud cousiOerata care.
ID. In Auuiaw Johaaoa, Praaidenlof tha Culted
BUtat, who in hia great office haa proved ataadiasl
In hi devotion to tha Constitution aud the inter
ata of oounirf . snutovad by ueraaouiiua aud andw
aerved reproacb, having sim uuaaaailed ia the
people aud the piiucipla of tie goveruiueut, wa
lMouAa Cbot Magutrata who ia wuithy of tba
liatwu, aud aqual to uia great crisie upou wwiub
hia lot ia oast, and wa taudar to hia m tba dia
raarga.oi hia hiyb and taspoasiuia duties) our pro
rV&4 repeat, and ts aauraac ef oar avrdial
aul atar HffpoH.
" I
1. Uttohfd, That th Democracy otTOhto Will
adhere hi the present and ia the future a4nthe
past, with unfaltering fidelity and iirmneii
the organisation of the Democratic party, and
to Ita ancient and well javttled principles
enunciated by Thnmai vJsfleraun, th great
Apoelie or American Democracy, and aa ac
knowiedgea ana accepted oy tbe party from in
foiindeiinn of the Government) and especially
of equal taxation, and of repretention of all the
btto subject to taxation.
S. 'Xctolvtd, That the on great question
the day it immedinteand unconditional restora
ttov of all all the fttatee to the exercise of their
righta within the Federal Union under the Con
titutioni and that wa will cordiallr and ac
tivoly support Andrew Johnson, aa l'rasidrtit
tba United Btate. in all necessary and proper
nieana to carry out hia policy
aa directed
tnat end) and especially In I
securing immediate
representation in taa benato and lions or Rep
resentative, to the eleven Staie from whirh
It Is now unennstitutionsllv and arbitrarily
withheld, unless on tbe degrading condition
Inferiority ia the Cnlnn, and of negro political
ana civil equality enforced by the .rede
8. Jiaolvtd, That for the purposes abort set
forth, .wa will cordially -eo-operata in poblie
meetings, conventions and at the polls, with all
man. without reference to paet party positions,
who honesty and by their professions, support
tha President in hit policy of restoration aa now
Th following is the Plants pyramid :
too nounttr
to tho white soldier for three years
30O nounty
to the negro soldier.
$1,000 Extra Pay to lllmscir.
The negro soldier gets three times as
much bounty as the white soldier, and
Plants forty times as much.
Tho motto of this Radical Congress
is, "The negro before the white soldier,
and themselves before the negro."
t& nemcniber Anderson Hie t
Retnember Saulsbury t Ilrmeni
bet. LlbbT Iteraember Flor
ence! Remember Ilelle Isle!
Remember the skeletons of your
murdered and starving aons and
REMEMBER that more than
15,000 8onti hrotacrs and fathers
rebel prisons, with this devilish declar
ation of E. M. STANTON, Socrotary
of War, under tho lamented Lincoln,
pierceing thoir dying years :
"I never will agree to ex
change able-bodied rebel pris
oners. In my hands, for itart ad
and Skeleton I'nlou Prisoners."
He did not agree to exchange, and
they starvod and died in prison I
REMEMBER that 2,200
soldiers were crowdod on board the ill-
fated steamer Sultana, and lfjOO
of whom were killed and drowned.
REMEMBER that when the
negroes at Memphis, New Orleans and
other places South kick up a riot, and
so aio of them are killed and woundod,
the cry is investigation, investigation,
and forthwith Northern politicians be
come indignant, and demand summary
and speedy punishment upon thoso
who perpetrated the outrages. We
say that it is all right But we think
it would look better if the Secretary of
War, Stanton, should be somewhat con
cerned and interested in the futo of so
many white soldiers. Certainly the
relatives of so many lost soldiers would
like to know something about the mis
managers of this affair. '
Negro Morbus.
If thore Is any people who may be
said to be , thoroughly negro-ridden,
we are that people. It will not do to
say, as was saidjin the times of slavery,
that the negro is the pivot point of our
politics ; he is all of our politics. Like
the frogs that came up, upon the
couches and into the kneading-troughs
of JSgypt, he is every where. He
reigns at tbe Capital in full and heap
ed up measure, as a friend and brother,
a fellow-citizen and a politician. In
Montana and the regions of far off
Washington he is new born into the
State by the force of Congressional de
cree. He is fed from the National
Treasury, and protoctod by the Nation
al arms, he dozes in the sun-shine, or
smokes his pipe in dignified laziness in
the shade of the domes of Senate
Houses. He is elegantly clothed in
blue. He is furnished transportation
at pubho expense. He in fact is the
eomming man of the Boston philoso
pher. His daughter, having enjoyed
the advantage of a -white mother, is
"the type of the iitnre American wo
man," introduced by Hon. T. A. Plants
upon the platform, as what we have
i got And wbt we may expoot from
!Feviicl rule.
An Answer Requested.
.Wo havo a question to auk our )oyal
cotemporaries, or who ever it may con
cern. Xtmthis: Isittme.asitbas Decn
stated, and thus far -ithout eontradie
tion, that while Congress TOtod to the
white soldier 1100 bounty, it voted to
give the nrgro 300 f! .;
If yea, is it tro thn while thitt ad
dltional bounty 1s being promptly paid
to the negroes, payment is refused and
neglected to the whites, upon the plea
that there , are no appropriations of
money by Congress for the purpose 7
"Look on This Picture, Then on
The Itadical Congreos voted the no
gro soldior $300 for extra bounty, and
early in the session appropriated the
money to pay it. f
It also to tvecttn its own extra pay
of l.OOO-voted tho white soldier $100
extra bounty, but roado no appropria
- Tho blacks are now drawing their
1300 extra bouuty. The white soldier
must wait nntill Congress can bo In
duced to make an appropriation for
them. , . ,
Whore the negro was concerned, the
Radical Congress made no mistake, they
were prompt and up to time. It was
only when tho white needed and called
for its attention, that it was careless,
ndifferent, or had no time. What
says Plants to these two pictures tho
ono white and tho other black?
The Ape, Onion and the
In the politest ages of Egyptian
civilization, ono of the sects of that
country worshiped an ape, and another
an onion, while hero in this country,
we aro now called upon and it is con
sidered a mark of tho highest civilisa
tion to bow down before a divinty who
combines the boautyof tho former (the
ape) with theflavorof tho other (onion)
go away nogro yon are not good
looking, besides you stink, take a seat
with Toby Plants.
A White Man's Government.
Wo cannot boo how our Radical
friends can cover up and excuso the
course and conduct of Hon. T. A. Plants
n Congress.
Ho admitted in his speech at this
place on tho 1 1th inst., that he voted.
in Congress for negro . suffrage in tho
District of Columbia, and would do the
thing over again at tho next session".
And says Plants, "if you do not like
that voto all you have to do is to vote
against mo." I'll bo elected any how,'
by an overwhelming majority.
Hero it is then, all in a nut-shell.
Plants voted, and no mistake; to confer
upon tho negro of tho District of Col
umbia all tho political rights and priv
ileges enjoyed by tho white man voto,
hold office, ic.Ac. If it is right then to
grant these rights and privilgcs to the
negro of the District, why should not
tho same principles be imposed upon
the communities of all the States? Oh!
says Plants and his Radical supporters,
let this thing be dono by degrees.
The peoplo cannot stand too much at
one time. We will attend to the States
in due time. This is what Plants is
in favor of. REMEMBER then every
VOTER, if you vote for T. A. Tlants
for Congress, you voto to make the no
gro your equal, politically aud socially.
is this a white man s Government, or
is it to be made a mixed, mulatto Government?
Do You Hear That Boys!
General Durbin "Ward, late Colonel
of the old 17th Regiment, is the Demo
cratio candidate for Comrrcss in tho
Montgomery District, and it is believed
that he will be elected.
His opponent is one Bob. Schenck,
who in the early part of the war went
out to reconnoiter and skirmish with
the rebels on board of a train of rail
road cars full of soldiers. He run into,
a slaughter pen, and was badly used
up. He was green. Schenck after
wards commanded at Baltimore look
ing after old men, women and children,
after the fashion of Butler at New Or
leans. Col. "Ward's military record is
much better than that of Schcnck's,
andthe "boys in bluo" will voto for
Colonel Connell, another Colonel of
the old 17th, is out and stumping in
favor of the Administration of Andrew
Colonel Richardson, Colonel of the
old bloody 25th Ohio, is a Johnson man.
Colonel W. H. Ball, another valiant
officer, (the boys of the 122d Ohio will
remembor their old Colonel,) is an out
and out Conservative Democrat, and
is doing good service in old Muskingum
for the Constitution and Union. We
expect a visit from our old Colonel be
tbr tbe election, then tho bovt will
have an opportunity to hear his voice
bee more. : Tims wo, go, scarcely an
officer otf distinction, who rendoredtho
country great and important service in
the 'tented field but who is doing bat
tie for the principles governing the
Administration of President Johnson.
Cols. Pond, Leggeti and,' Lftn 'aire the
only commanding officers of rcgimonts,
in Which Morgan "county volunteers
wero Incorporated, Who arO now wrong
on the Union question. Thcso Colonels
are clover enough in their way, and
have done the State some service, but
they think after the fight is over for
the whole Union, that it ought to bo
compoaed of twenty-six ; instead of
thirty-six States. And they further
think that tho Constitution as it camo
f. otn the hands of tho illustrious Wash
ington and his co-laborers needs tink
ering. , ; . ,
How Stands the Fighting Men!
Generals Grant, Sherman . and all
other gallant Major Generals and ouKer
Officers of the army, and all officers of
tho navy, with a few exceptions only,
now support tho Administration of
Andrew Johnson.
Tbey are bold and above board in
their declarations of support and sym
pathy. " 1
General Grant was present at tho
White House, on tho presentation of
tbe address , and ' resolutions of the
National Union Convention of Phila
delphia, by Hon. Roverdy Johnson, of
Maryland, to the President, and en-
dorscd the same, as tho movement to
make the Union of these Stales com
plete. General Grant, and other dis
tinguished officers of the army and
navy, accompnniedr tho President in
his late tour to Chicago and back to
Washington- At all cities, towns,
stations and places, appearing to the
great masses, as the friends, supporters
and sympathizers of tho President and
his patriotic efforts to restore the
Union. Those men fonirht for the
Union of these States, and they seem
determined to do all in their power to
mako their work good and everlasting.
Andrew Johnson seems to be tho in
strument in tho hands of Divine Provi
dence to accomplish tho great good of
this nation, the howls, the mobs, tho
riots, tho meuncss of Radicalism dis
played at Cloveland, Indianapolis and
other places, to tho contrary, notwith
Burnside, Buller aud Banks, are
the only distinguished Major Generals
of the late war, that are now opposing
the Administraticn of President John
son. Burnside distinguished himself on
drum-head court martials; Butle- on
spoons and other silverware, and Banks
on cotton in the Red river countrv.
If any Radical is ignorant in regard to
hese points, court martials, spoons and
cotton, let him consult public documents
and the soldiers who know all about
Hon. T. A. Plants and Honest Man.
"He (Plants) is an honest man, and
docs not wish to decoivo tho people in
any possible way whatever. Ho
(Plants) would much rather be defeated
than to obtain an eloction by any un
fair means. We repeat it, ho is an
honest mm absolutely, and does not so
licit votes on any doubtful voto what
ever." Morgan Herald, Aug. 31.
Now if Mr. Plants is the honest man
ho is represented to bo, why did he in-
dorso the law and the principles thereof
that exempts over $300,000,000 of Gov
ernment bonds from paying taxes for
all National, Stato, County and corpo
ration purposes ? We think an honest
man should be in favor of equal and
exact justice to all.
If Mr. Plants is an honest man, why
did ho voto in favor of tho negroes in
the District of Columbia and in the
fiino Territories of tho United States
exercising tho right of suffrage, when
it was a notorious fact, and brought to
tho.knowledgo of all, that the whites
were unanimous against the proposi
We think the majority, should riilo,
and the Representative, if he is an
honest man, will obey his constituents
when clearly expressed as in this case.
If Mr. Plants is an honest man, he
must bo in favor of negro suffrage, not
only in the District of Columbia and
the Territories, but also here in Ohio,
for no honest man would voto to fasten
negro suffrage and equality upon an
unwilling peoplo and at the same- time
refuse the same blessing to his white
constituents here in Ohio.
If Mr. Plants is an honest man, why
did bo vote in Congress to establish a
National Poor House in every State
and County in the South, "Bonding
thither swarms of officers to harass the
peoplo and cat out their substance,"
and collect annually from tho over
burthPd tax-payers of the North
113.000,000 to pay their numerous
officers. high fees and salaries, to feed,
ololho, school, house, take caro of and
transport A om place to place thousands
of idle, worthless negroes?
If Mr. Plnnts is an honest n an, how
can he, after taking an oath to support
the Constitution of the "United States,
vote for a law called the Freodmen s
Bureau, which in its provisions super
sedes all civil authority in the States
6ver the black, population,' and trans
fers all power and authority over that
class to military tribunals? ; .' ,
If Mr. Plants' is an honest man, why
is it that ho advocated And voted ' for
the law called the Civil Rights bill.
which, in its provisions, over-rides ull
constitutions, laws, customs, usages,
Ac., of every Stato and community
making distinctions on account of color?
It forces the whites, tinder severe pains
and heavy penalties, . to make them
selvoS the equals of negroes. Not only
all this,but by the same law all negroes
are made citizens of tho United States
and of the State in which they resido.
It makes tbem eligible to bo elected to,
and hold office under tho Constitution
of the United States, and it provides to
punish, by fine and imprisonment, all
Stato Judges, Magistrates and officers
of every kind who shall obey Stato
laws that aro contrary to tho provisions
of this law. Then, to cap the climax
of honesty, knowing that the law was
unconstitutional, and that ho voted
contrary to the obligations of his oath,
he turns round after tho passage of the
law and votes for an amendment to the
Constitution making the . law constitu
tional. . We, for the present, can only
notice a few of the honest acts of thfs
honest m5n T. A. Plants.
How Goes the Fight!
We have good and cheering news
from all parts of the country. ' In tho
approaching elections tho true friends
of tho Union and the Constitution mnst
gain largely. We constantly hoar of
changes of substantial men, heretoforo
against us, comralng over to the sup
port of correct principles. Nearly
every array officer of any distinction is
with us in this fight against the dis-
unionists. The soldiers, the boys in bluo,
who valiantly fought for the Union,
and not to make tho negro his equal,
is every where rallying to the rescue.
Tho Rads are not making any friends
just now, out aro loosing by tho tens,
hundreds aud thousands. We assure our
readers that tho skies look bright. All
we have got to do is for every friond
of the Union and good Government to
bo on the olert, and see that ovory
Democratic and Conservative voter is
well posted as to his rishts and his du
ties in this important contest.
We must not bo discouraged and
muko ourselves indifferent becauso of
past defeats. Past reverses should
nerve us up to increased vigilcnco and
activity. Did wo falter in our determi
nation to crush out tho rebellion becauso
of our t defeats at Fort Sumpter, Bull
Run, Sic, in the commencement of the
war? ' No never. Wo ralliod and final
ly succcodod. Our causo is just. We
have tho argument, and wo havo tho
strength to carry our causo forward to
a lasting triumph and success if we
would only mako tho proper efforts.
Friends let us try.
It seems to us that a political change
like that of 1862 awaits us for our
labor and exertions. Arouse, then to
the work that is before us. Let the
townships bo thorougly canvassod and
organizod, so that every voter may be
inducccd to turn out to the election.
The approaching elections is by no
means an ordinary affair. Thero is
much at stake Tho Constitution and
the Union, as they came down to us
from our fathers, are threatened by a
desperate faction, that holds partial
control of the Government.
They seek a perpetual disunion of
thcso Slates. All tho blood shed, and
money expended to prevent the disrup
tion oi this glorious Union will be in
vain if this Radical party, headed by
such spirits as Thad, Stevens, Senator
Sumner, Fred. Douglass and others, is
longer permitted to rule. The people,
the whito peoplo, still have the power
and they should see to it, that the Con
stitution and the Union shall remain
unimpaired, and not shorn of a single
State. We march and keep time to
the musio of tie Union, we carry, float
ing high over all, that flag with its
thirty-six stars- and corresponding
stripes, with no blot nor blur upon its
azure face. Away with that miserable
rag with only twenty -six stars. The
former represents the whole Union,
the lattor only a part.
The skioa look bright. Rally boys,
Rally I Rally once more, and shout in
the ears of tho luke-warm and indiffer
ent, that tbe old Ship of State is in
danger, and that a part of the crew
have turned mutineers and pirates)
and will sink the old craft if they are
not cost overboard.
W. w. vl.
OFFICE Second Vtory of Morrli' BalldlDg.
: nr Legal tmslnesf promptly attended to, and
tpecitl attention given to the collection of all doubt'
ful clalme. , . auft-ly j
t. A. KII Lt'
OFFICK 8outbwest Corner of Publio 8qiiar'
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Opposite Cewt Heess, H't oitnslsvllle.O.
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Ittornejs and Counselors at Lair
F. B.POND, Notary Public.
W. B, HEDGES, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon,
Respectfully offers hia Professional services to tl.e
cltizeuaof al'C'oonelavilla aud riciuity.
Where ba csn be found at all times, a? or night.
aueu uoi nroiewiouaiiy aoseut.
o. a. aaacLAT.
I. h. aaanv
Attorneys at Law.
OFFICE with J. E. Banna, Center Street,
auJ- ly
Kounty! Kounty!
S0LDIKR3. WIDOWS, Ac, 1ntom.tfd in
the lata law equalizing bounties, are Informed
that the undersigned ia urered to attend to (list
kind of I Usiueis with dlsuutch aud on n-ni(
Widows, Children or the Parent of Soldiers
who died In tervlct of dlneaseor woundscontracted
oi reoelvrd In line of duty, will receive tha aaiot
amount aa would have beea oald the soldier biui
aelf bad be served bis full term of enlirtment.
auS Claim Agent.
JOSEPH BEX NET la hereby notified that Rachel
Beunet haa thla day Sled in the office of tbe
CUrk of the Court of Common l'lem fur Morgan
county, Ohio, ber petition prsyln; fur a J. v, ires
lnn aaid Joseph ou acoouut of hU Wilful sV.-u-e
for wore tbau three veara, lost past, whluli can
will be heard at tht November term, lhtill, of suld
Court. UACUtt, llt.NNEl'.
August J1.J868:
l.OOO .ores of Land,
For Sale or Exchange for Town Property.
Bullvan. Bates and Vernon couutiss, allnsuuil .
It la well watered aud timbered. Ihat portion In
Vaiaon county it wjlhin one mil and a half ef
Nevada City -tba county seat. For further partiu
ulara call upon the subscriber Terms easy.
au!a-m . JON A 8 fOWERf.. ,
John HcDermott, P'tff,) Before B. 0. Davis Justin
. . , I ot tu pMC of Wlkdmrr
Peter E. Koves, Deft, ) township, Morgan oo.,ohia
ON the 8th day or Aagust, A. I). iBfJu.aald Junuce
lasuad an order of attachment In the ehof
action for to auia f thirty-two Itii u dollars
and forty euits, and oftim (116) dollare tba prut, -able
amotiol ot ct.
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