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McArthur Enquirer
J, W. BOWIOX, K.lltor nil 1" nlilUlier.
' MciRTIlTTH, OHIO, OCTOliER ,8 1818.
State Ticket.
'' j ' jpor Governor, ,
. . OF BOSS. .
I- - '
Far I,latennt-GoTmor, .
..... ,
Far Jndgs of the Supreme Court.
II. C. WHITMAN, (lono term.
C. II. SCRIBNER, (short term.)
li . For Treasurer of State,
. ; t GEO. WEIMEB,
' v .t OF SUMMIT.
' For Attorney-General,
i 'it
For Comptroller of the Treasury,
For Member or Board or Pulillo Worki,
For Common Plea Judge,
For State Senator,
County Ticket.
For Representative,
A mil tor,
Prosecuting -Attorney,
Commissioner, j i j-
County Democratic Central Committee.
Chairman J. W. BoViN.
SttrttaryVf-W. BelpobW
Trtatvrtr NIL80M RICHMOND.
Township Advisory Committee.
EaaU-3. W. Wtlkittson, 3. II. Haj'nos, J.
J. Slug le.
.Brown Thomas Magce, William Kwlor,
John Swift, sr., S. T Weed.
Swan Fred. Frick, Fred. Cilullcbaugli, Hi
ram Johnson.
Jackson John Stevens, Jnuios McGUlivrny,
Amos Foreacre.
Elk Fatrtek O'Keeffo, Patrick Xaroy, J. I).
Vinton Daniel Howell, Ephriam lUtlcllffo,
John Blore.
Maditon Solomon Shipley, John Shlrkey,
j . i. macs.
Clinton Dr. S. W. Monnlian, Goorgo A.
Graig, J. M. Thomas.
Jticnland-C. W. Files, A. N. Cozwl, A. J.
liarriton Philip Arganbright, Aaron
Stevens, Harvev Doiler.
Wilknlllll.E. Soule, John McCartney,
Jasper Booth.
. Anomt-G. B. Bell, J. B. Martin, William
Next Tuesday,
October 14, is the election. Visit
and talk with every Democrat, and
with those who intend to help us
put down the salary grabbers, and
those who have helped to bring
about these hard times. See that
all have ways provided to go and
vote with us.
Democrats, the news from all
over the State is cheering. We must
be victorious this fall.
. Pay no attention to the lies that
will be published this week about
the candidates on our county tick
et Hundreds of these will be is
sued by the Jat Cooke Salary Grab
Ring of McArthur.
Look out for the "Litenen Kal
kulator." He is in for Retrench.
ment and Reform ! He voted for
tho adjournment of the Constitu
tional Convention to Cincinnati.
He says he will help the Republi
cans carry Vinton! He wants to
trade votes!
Democrats, you never had a
better chance to overcome your enemy.'
A' system of National finance
which is built on faith and not on
fact, which rests on confidence and
not on reality, ydiich pays' to mo
0.?Pl'.ci twenty millions of dollars
annually for accepting the privilege
of charging ' the . people a round
price for service rendered in eapy
times, nd for holding tho peoplr, nt
their mercy when tho time of need
cpmes, is a system which demands
some attention from the people.
Democrats, what right has Presi
dent Grant to protect ouo interest
more than another?
Is a Sneak.
Editor Enquirer :
What a pity it is for JonN T.
Raper, that ho camo to this quiet
and peaceable little town last Tucs
day, to insult Mr. E. R. Ooan,
and was driven out of the house !
While here he look like a sneak,
acted like a bxiak, and is a dirty
and a ' despised SNEAK! His
moan, eontcmptiblo insinuations
against Mr. Lylb and Mr. Belforo
are not endorsed by no man in this
township, and will have no effect
elsewhere. The people of this
townahip don't want to sco him
hero again.
LOOKERAT-HIM. Allensville, Oct. 1, 1873.
Every Vote cast for G-EOBGE
LAKTZ for State Senator and
resentative, is a
the re-election 01 LjJjiiilN Cx.
THUHMiJST as United States
Senator. Don't Scratch Your
Vote in favorOof
Those "Good Times."
Where, 0, where are the "Good
Times" which were promised the
people if they would vote for Grant
last November and the Republican
Stato ticket last October?
The discharge of thousands of
hands engaged on public, corporate,
and private industrial undertak
ings, during the past two weeks, is
an illustration of the very "Hard
Times" which were predicted by
the Democrats and Liberal Repub
licans, should Grant be re-elected.
Those who voted for Grant can
now see the mistake they made.
Only ten thousand men and wo
men have been thrown out of em
ployment in Cincinnati during the
past week.
Winter coining on the people in
Vote for no more Republicans!
Stay at home,'' or ero and vote
against them!
Democrats, the Republican par
ty is responsible for the-inflated
currency and the present financial
The Thieves Have "Good Times."
Grant, who went about among
the members of Congress expres
sing a desire to have $25,000 per
year extra added to his salary, and
the members of Congress who voted
to increase his salary and their own
to $7,500 per year, are having
"Good Times," while working men
have been thrown out of employ
ment or only allowed to work one
half the precious time.
The thieves don't steal on half
time; Grant allows them to put in
full time!
See that your ticket is not counterfeited.
Counterfeit Tickets.
Headed Democratic Tickets, with
the name of Milt Bay for Repre
sentative, with Keck, for Auditor,
and so on, will be circulated in ev
ery township next Saturday, Sun
day, Monday, and Tuesday. This
has been agreed upon by the Re
publican Ring who say who shall
and shall not run for office on that
ticket. Look out for these tickets.
When you find them, see that they
are not voted.
Paid Dearly.
The people have paid dearly for
Republican rule. A boy ten years
old can see that Republican rule
has added a heavy debt upon the
nation, and enormous salaries are
extorted, and have three times in
creased the salaries, closing with
the back-pay grab. If you desire
to put down this party, vote against,
every man on their ticket next
Don't Trade Votes.
Next Tuesday with any of tho op
position. A vote against IUy is a
vote for Salary Grabbing ar,d Cred
it Mobilier.
Vote a clean ticket "headed with
William Allen !
Democrats, go and vote early.
The suspens!l(nr"numbcr 0f
Grant's Nut'.onal Banks has not ef
fected the Vinton County National
Bank oCuicArthur. The poor, la
boring men in the car shops at Za-
lesk.( n.n, the laborers on tho rail
NR'd are seriously effected. They
RVc compelled to bo idle one-half of
their time. Are these the good
and plentiful times that were prom
isod last fall, if yrt would vote for
Grant, and Salary Grab, and Credit
Mobilier Congressmen.to make Gov-
eminent Bondholders richer, and to
make National Banks plcnticr!
Democrats, the Republicans are
fearful of defeat. They see the
hand-writing on the wall.
All over tho country ' laborers
and mechanics are being discharged
from employment. Large manu
facturing establishments, and busi
ness of leBS proportions, find it nec
essary to curtail labor for want of
money to carry on their business, a
direct result of the financial crash
that lias at last overtaken the
country under the financial man
agcnicnt of tho Useless Grant Ad
The late financial crash in New
York threatened tho commercial
stom of tho country. No honest,
candid thinking man can or does
express confidence in the financial
management of the government
Will the people think of .this when
they como to vote?
Falsehood Corrected.
In the last week's Record, 'Jons'
has got my name connected with a
statement as false as hell itself.
On tho 30th day of September,
1873, 1 met with JonN T. Raper on
the road east of Allensville it be
ing tho first time that "Raper" ever
spoke to me, when ho inquired the
way to the residence of the under
signed. He was informed that
Puiu.irs was not at home, that I
was the man Phillips. "John"
then began to ask questions in re
gard to tho character of Harrison
Lyle. The statement made by
Raper, last week, is as 'false and
baso as tho dirty scoundrel from
which it emenated theienot being
dne sentence of truth in it.
I told him most emphatically
that I never saw Lyle drunk,
neither did I ever hear any one else
say so. But to the contrary, since
these baso charges have been made
against Lyle In the Vinton Record,
the neighbors of Lyle most posi
tively say. that they never at any
time saw him intoxicated in an in
timate acquaintance of more than
25yeais, ami my informants, as to
the sobriety of Mr. Lyle, are not
confined to Democrats, but Repub
licans. ,r..
I desire to say that John T. Ra
per is an infamous liar, and a
mean, low, dirty scoundrel, not en
titled to the confidence of any one.
Democrats ' of Vinton county,
vote for Lyle for Representative, in
him you can repose confidence; he
is honest, industrious, competent,
and will represent Vinton county
with honor to himself and constituents.
Allensville, Oct. 6, 1873.
Democrats, do your duty between
now and election day and all will
be well.
Suit Brought Against Gov. Noyes.
On Thursday last, October 2d,
Prosecuting Attorney Strong, of
Hamilton county, commenced suit
in tlie common Pleas Court against
Edward F. Notes, the Grant-Ilard-
Times candidate for Governor, for
the recovery of $13,520.50, with in
terest the amount illegally and
fraudulently drawn by him from
tho county Treasury, for two days'
clerical work in making a report of
births and deaths for mere statisti
cal purposes, while Probate Judge
of that county. This is the first
time in the history of our great
State that a candidate for Governor
has been such a grand rascal that
suit had to be planted ngainst him
before an annual election for the
recovery of money illegally drawn
from the pockets of the poor peo
ple. Vote against Noyes for Governor!
Democrats, your vote this time is
Mr. A. Robb isn't "Marybas."
Hamden Furnace, O.,
Octobor 2, 1873.
In your paper of yestenhry, there
was personal reference made to me
in two communications. am not
the author of the production in
question, nor do I know anything
of its origin.
Will you dcmc tho kindness to
make the above correction tliroujzh
your paper? v
Yours Respectful 1',
Democrats, every word thnt has
been spoken ngainst moneyed com
binations, with the Republican par
ty backing them, is proven true by
the failures that are now menacing
the country.
Eijixoit Enquirer;
Wo wish to brand tho individual
as a notorious liar, let him bo Ra
per, or his informant, that says "II,
Lylb kept a keg of horse shoes at n
saloon in this place and carried
them away one at a time as ho got
dry." "John," tell ono truth out of
each hundred, or we will bo forced
to believe the doctrino of total he
reditary depravity. John, in the
name of every thing that is sacred,
stop your lying, and that upon those
that you are unworthy to name.
A. O. K.
Allensville, Oct. 6th, 1873.
Democrats, tho farmers of tho
land have been compelled to unite
together to obtain their rights, but
Grant hurries to New York to save
the money gamblers.
Letter from William Griffith.
Jr. of Gallipolis.
A Notorious and Despised Liar
Caught in a Base Lie.
President W. H. Langly Causes the
Liar to Wilt.
"The Corrective Applied
Without Mercy.“
GALLIPOLIS, Oct. 1, 1873.
Editor Enquirer:
You have no doubt seen an arti
cle in tho Vinton Record, inform
ing the public that I am" "writing
to capitalists and others all over
the country," telling them all man
ner of falsehoods about tho Rail
road, fcc, &,c.
What I have said about this
Railroad is that it as merit, &e.
There is not a . word of trjith what
tho Vinton Record says.
Mr. Raper, of the Vinton Rec
ord, seems to be in a bad humor
with mo for only one reason, and
that is this: Some time ago, a let
ter appeared in the Cincinnati
Commercial, signed "Ikuhv," in
forming capitalists that thero was
no coal of any value or thickness on
the line at the Gallipolis, McArthur
and Columbus Railroad. In a few
days after appeared a letter signed
"Marcus Brutus," confuting all of
"Perry's" statements' Mr. Lang ley
and myself, who were returning'
from Urbana at this time, met N.r.
Raper on the cars, when tho con
versation turned upon the authors
of those letters. Mr. Raper at once
told Mr. Langley that he, Mr. Ra
per, was "Marcus Brutus." Mr.
Langley turned sharp upon him and
told him then there must he two
"Marcus Brutus'," at the same
time showing him a copy of the
letter sent by ' myself as "Marcus
Brutus." Mr. Raper then said in
a sublime tone: "Yes, there niust
be two;" and turned as pale as
death, Mr. Langley told him some
thing not very complimentary.
Since that time Mr. Rafer has
thought that I am something 'that
"ho mercy should be shown o."
Mr. Rapek will find it up hill
work to get myrmidons to attack
me. That was tried some time
ago, and very near resulted in a
I know I have done as much for
this Railroad as any man connected
with it. All I ask is justice. The
Railroad never paid mo for what I
have done. I am
Yours, Respectfully,
That "$970.00."
That little man who edits theZ7-
tle Record says that " Bel ford so
worded lis advertisement for pro
posals to build an Infirmary, that
under it the contract ' for building
tho house was let, not to the lowest,
but to tho highest bidder, and .that
the people thereby lost $97O.0a"
We are inclined to think . that
whoever states a thing as true, not
knowing whether it be true or false,
don't care whether he lies or not.
Raper did not know his statement
to be true; if he is not a fool lie
knew it to be false, and he it, be
yond a question, a fool or a liitr, or
both. Wo think him both. We
don't blame him for being a fool.
for that is his misfortune, not his
fault. Nor do we blame him for'be
ing the absurd and ridiculous liar
that he is, but we do blame him for
being a liar at all, that is for being
simply a liar. It is natural for one
constituted as he is to bo a fool;
but it is also natural to speak the
truth. Truth comes unhid. It is
spoken without an effort. It is the
spontaneous utterance of the soul
Lying, on the other hand, i3 unnat
ural; it requires effort to lie. It
must, therefore, be learned, and
hence, to bo a plausable liar, re
quires more sense than is possessed
by Raper. If ho could bo made to
understand this fact, ho would, per
haps quit lying altogether, and con
tent himself with uttering only
simple little things for the nniitse-l
ment only of little simple-minded
Now, ns to tho facts in reference
to the Infirmary building:
1. The notice for proposals was
legally and properly drawn.
2. Belkord- did not draw that
notic( : it was drawn by a lawyer.
3. Four weeks notice was given
throngh tho Enquirer.
4. Four weeks notice was intend
ed to bo given through the Record,
and if it was not so given, tho Com
missioners erred in supposing that
Raper was competent to do what it
seems ho was not, to-wit: to correct
the blunders of his foreman.
0. Tho contract was not let try
tho highest bidder.
C. It was let to tho lowest bidder
who complied with tho require
ments of tho law in giving bond
and security for the fulthful per
formance thereof.
Now, Raper knowi all those facts
He knows that these aro matters of
record. Ho knows that any person
can ascertain the truth of them by
examining the papers on file in the
Auditor's oflli-p. Why then does he
pi'i-'sist in repeating and giving pub
lifity to that which ho knows to be
lalstf? lie wants his renders to be
lieve these statements.' lie wants
them to vote against Bklford on
Tuesday next, lie wants Belkouu
defeated and Keck elected Auditor.
Not becauso ho thinks Keck more
honest or capable than BELF0RD,but
Keck, being a Republican, would
give to Raper a small amount . of
county printing that Belford does
not give him. ,
That is tho reason for all that
Raper has said in regard to tho In
firmary; and of all tho attacks he
has made upon Belford, and for
all tho falsehoods he has uttered in
regard to each. Voters of Vinton
county! what think you of a man,
who, for the consideration of a few
dollars a very few would attempt
to cheat the county out of nn hon
est and competent man for the of
fice of County Auditor by such base
means? A few dollars per annum
of net profit to him is such a eon
troling motive as to lead him to dis
regard all moral principle and to
utter baso and slanderous false
hoods. What would it not impel
him to do, were it a few hundred
dollars that he thought might bo
obtained either by direct or indi
rect means? He who would slan
der another in order to make n dol
lar, would get it by any other
means, however unlawful and sin
ful it might be, was he not restrain
ed from doing so by fear. Wo are
glad that such a restraining prin
ciple exists. We aro glad to be
able to feel that Raper is better
than a thief; and that if his being
such is not dependent upon high
moral principles, he does, at least,
owe it to cowardice.
The Book of Chronicles.
1. Now, it camo to pass in those
days, when Milton, whose surname
was Bay, had been chosen by the
people of Vinton county to go to
the greatest city in the land, even
Columbus, to make laws for them.
Many of the wise men gather
ed themselves together at the great
Capitol of the province of Ohio,
even at Columbus.
3. For the people of this great
province hath said unto them: Go
up hither and manage our affairs
that it 111.13' be well for us and
those that come after us.
4. And they went up to the enpi-
tol of this province, and took coun
cil together, even in the Legislative
5. And the land was fruitful and
their store houses were well filled.
0. And the wise men at Colum
bus .drank much wine and cheap
whisky and becainc.drunkeii.
7. And they spent the people's
money in riotous living and fail'ul
to make wise laws.
8. There were then such exam
ples of corruption as had not been
seen in this great province.
9. For the wiso men stole great
sums of money and received bribes
in order to raise 11101103- t0 secure
their re-election.
10. And it was noised about that
Milton's term would soon expire,
the scribe of tho high priest, John,
whose surname was Raper, sent
out a proclamation into all the hind
of Vinton, inviting all tho faithful
and elders of the people to como up
to the city of McArthur, and select
one from amongst their number to
make laws for them,
11. And they came unto that
place as they had been bidden.
12. And after they had come to
gether, they all with one accord
i'licd out, let us have Milton to
lake laws for us.
13. Now this- Milton dwelt on
the waters of Raccoon, and was a
Bum of great rcputo, as a dealer in
14. Moreover he hath served
t,hcni two years, and hath received
bribes enough from lobys to secure
liis re-election.
,15. And Milton greatly desired
to be chosen, so ho commenced
with the scribe of tho high priest,
John, the editor of tho Vinton Reo
1(J. And Rater loved Milton,
and his soul cleave unto him.
17. And Milton said unto Ra
per, swear tin 'o me that thou wilt
be trim unto ine, and Raper swore
unto him,
18. And Milton gave Rater
much money, and some wine, and
cheap whisk', and ho departed even
unto his own house.
,. 19. And Kai'er wrote in the
Record, advising people to choose
,,20. And this thing greatly pleas
ed" tho faithful, and they cried out:
great and mighty sheep Broker,
whose surname is Bay.
' 21. Now this Milton is a man of
stature, and dwells in 11 largo brick
house, and trades horses, cattle,
and lambs,
22. And Milton went out unto all
tho land of Vinton, and made
pledges and paid money to get
votes to secure his re-election.
Allensville, Ohio.
Western Correspondence.
LINCOLN, Neb. Sept. 29, 1873.
Editor Enquirer:
A3 I have a few moments leisure
while waiting hero for a train, I
will scribble a few thoughts' for
your readers, if j'ou will bo kind
enough to give them space in your
cqlums. I left McArthur 011 tho
night of tho 23d, reaching Cincin
nati next day beforo noon, being
behind time. Procured a ticket for
tho Omaha Excursion,vta the I., C.f
& L., the L, B. &W. and the B., &
Mo. R. R.; and by "s'croitging," as
the school-bo3's sajr, I made out to
get aboard the 2:45JP. M. train
which was completely filled and
scores still left behind. I cannot
boast of our accommodations on
the I., O. & L. Railroad, as we seem
ed to be run pretty much as wo used
to bo when soldiering, no ono seem
ing to have charge of us, and we
were left without lights and water;
but after we reached the B. &; M.
Road we had first-class passage, as
it was advertised to be over nil the
I reached Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
on tho 2Cth, about noon, which was
not so slow for an excursion train.
I procured a ticket over the B. & M.
Road in Nebraska and started to
see the lands of this Co., which lie
011 either side of this road 20 miles.
As far as the eye can penetrate
there is one vast plain of prairie,
which seems to gradually rise to
ward the South-west, and is here
and there streaked with a narrow
belt of timber, none of which
amounts to much. The soil is a
black loam, very deep, and exceed
ingly rich, as tho large puinkins
and sweet " tutors " attest. As a
grazing and farming couutiy, I
should suppose that it is unsurpass
ed by any of the western countiy.
There seems to no an abundance of
water b3' going down a few feet be
low the surface, and they bring it
to the surface by means of wind
pumps which are almost perpetual
ly in motion, as there is no lack of
wind in this country. I expected
to go to Kearney Junction, the ter
minus of the B. & M. Road, but
found that I would have to lay over
Sunday there, so I go off at Crete,
a beautiful little town 75 miles from
Plattsmouth; it is but two or three
years of age, yet it has more inhab
itants than McArthur, and there is
more business done here. I return
ed to Lincoln next day to spend the
Sabbath here. It is a marvel, and
speaks highly for American skill
and enterprise.' It is butye years
old, yet contains about 8,000 inhab
itants; and there is more business
done in one dn,y here than in two
wecki in McArthur.
So much for railroads,for it would
not have been a town, only for the
railroad. Onl3' look back ten years
and all this fine country was a wild
place, called the American Desert,
now we would call it the garden of
iVmerica. Observe how soon a rail
road can transform a desert into a
I wish the people of McArthur,
especially the anti-railroad element,
could come to such a place as Lin
coln for a few weeks, ami I think
they would become converts to the
railroad snterprise. But 'there are
other things that contribute to
build up this place. In the first
place, the R. R. Co. owned each al
ternate section of land, which they
put at reasonable terms of sale.,
which enabled men of enterprise,
though of limited means, to secure
homes and business sites; and the
law of the State fixes tho rote of
taxation very high on lands held
by speculators, so that they do not
labor under tho same disadvantages
that many of our eastern towns do;
when a few old fogies get hold of
the land and bold it at such exor
bitant figures that they drive away
all enterprising capitalists, and
they aro left to occupy tho position
pf the dog In tlP manger,
Again, these people como l'roii)
every Stato. in the Union, almost,
and from across tho water, and arc
not, as somo suppose, the lag end
of other countries, but are tho most
enterprising and intelligent people,
though often in poor circumstances,
3'et possessing that best of fortunes,
ambition and muscle, with bruin
enough to properly Invest these;
and hero the free spirit of mankind
at length throws its last fetters off;
and who shall traco n limit to re
press its matchless strength, or
stay its swiftness n tho onward
I spent a Sabbath very pleasant-,
ly in Lincoln. They have, I believe,
some eigUt or ten churches; I, of
course, wont first to tho M.; E.
Church, and heard a discourse by
tho pastor, Rev. Alexander, who is
a New Yorker, and a first rnto
preacher and a very sociable gentlo
1111111. Ho invited mo into his study
and seemed to feel a deep Interest
in my welfare, and in fact to nil
strangers ho bids a welcome. They
have much the largest congregation
and Sabbath School 1 11 tho city,
As it is near train time, I must
closo and depart for Omaha. I
h.we not spoken of the disadvan
tages of this country, but yon may
rest assured that it has its disad
vantages; and for nil McArthur's
stupidity, I expect to remain there,
provided she awakes to her senses
so far as to get a railroad; with
that long felt desideratum, we will
ariso from tho dust, and I hope will
not bo tho least nor meanest among
tho eastern constellation.
J. S. H.
Democrats, vote your whole
county ticket. Scratch not one
Republican Party Responsible.
The Grant Republican Financial
Policy is tho cause of tho suspen
sions and tho hard times that have
reached us as winter draweth nigh,
while working men on the railroads
and in the manufactories are com
pelled to work only one-half the
Grant was asked to put out the
forty-fonr millions of dollars ($44,
000,000) a few days ago, which Con
gress authorized to bo used in such
nn emergency ns this, to relieve the
pressure of the money market; but
he positively declined to do so.
Grant is happy, he draws his $100,-
000 double salary a year, ($137 per
day), and the laboring men of the
Zalcski Car Shops, and along the
M. & C. railroad, are working one-
hulf of the time, and winter stares
them in tho face.
Let every voter heed the good ad
vice given by Gen. Cary.
Democrats, onco more to tne
front and the day will be ours.
Spurious Tickets.
The "Hard times" brought upon
tho country by tho Grant Admin
istration do not prevent tho Repub
lienns from printing and circulating
bogus tickets in almost every town
ship, on which the names of Demo
cratio candidates are omitted and
Republicans candidates inserted
Look at your ticket before voting!
Democrats, we need Honest Wil
liam Allen in the Governor's Chair
of Ohio.
More Stealing.
John H. Stewart, the Postinas
ter of Pittsburgh, has stolen $33,-
435.48 of the people's money. They
call it defalcation. The money
was put into his hands, and instead
of paying it over to the proper
odiccr, he appropriated it to his
own use.
Democrats, Grant and his Ad
ministration tried to bolster up the
capitalists. Would they have help
ed the farmer and the laboring man
in a like manner?
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Democrats, the hour is rapidly
approaching when the people will
look to you for the relief from
the moneyed aristocrat' of tho
The enormous bundles of goods
daily leaving the Store of
Ha 111 l en, Ohio.
rs abundant 'proof that tho cash system is a success, and tho
excitement is still increasing.
I have just opened a largo
HATS and CAPS, &c,
Cheaper than ever. I call special attention to my Stock of
Boots and Shoes. I keep a full lino of custom made UooIh and
Shoes from the justly celebrated factory of Pkiciiard, Smith; &;
Co., Cincinnati, 0. Every pair wade by hand, and warrented
to giyo satisfaction, , L,ad'ies, Misses aiid Children Calf and
Morroceo Shoes', sewed and pegged equal to any shop work
made in this county. Also keep a full line of the celebrated, Wali
ker Hoots. All of tho above goods will ho sold on a very closo
llliirrrm fm'i'ili T)nnV hnu n mmtiini llnnf . nn filin nnr.m.
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counters and Insoles because they appear cheap; hut como and
look at genuine honest work before making purchases elsewhere,
Best Flints, 11 els. Hi st Muslin, 12 j cts.
All wool filling Jeans, 60 cts., best in the eouu for tbj
money. Thirty inches Flannel, au wool, 35 cts.
Sod finish Bleached Mnslin, only 15 cts.
Bleeched Muslin, 8, 9. 10. j2l. Vfand 15 cts.
Quilt Lining, 0 ots. LancasteuGinghams, 15 cts.
Best Chock, only 20 cts., sold elsewhere at 2530 cts.
cheapest clothing ever offered in the county.
Men's Chinchilla Coats, Only $5.
A splendid lino of striped Shawls at $3, 3 50, 4, 5, 6 50 and
7 50, A largo stock of Notions, Hosiery and Gloves.
Tho best stock of Embroidiers ever brought, to Vinton coun
ty,for 10 12, 15, 10 2-3, 20, 25, 30, 33, 35, 37, 40,50 and 75 cts.
Retailing groceries n.t wholesale prices. Best A Sugar 12 J cts.
Best Yellow Sugar 11 cts. Good Brown Sugar 10 cts. Best Kio
Coffee 28 cts. Good ltio Coffee 25 cts. llioe 10 cts. Four bars
Bells Soap 25 cts. Eleven bars Crampton Soap, $1. "A penny
savod is apouny earned." Don't take any man's word.but como
ami see Hir yourselves, If vou want to tret rich m.d iu Ivmnv
buy your goods of .JOHN W, WILCOX.
and complete- stock of
Last Tuesdav, John T. Rater,
Editor of the Vinton Record, visi
ted this town in- pient of "knowl
edge," as John tonus it. Driving
his vehicle into the mill yard of
Messrs. Dillon, Huston & Co., and
staking his horse to a hog pen,
theuco John directed his steps to
ward tho Woolen Mill, where ho
met with I. N. Lottkidge. After ho
and Lottkidge had spent a full
hour in secrecy, JonN proceeded up
street and called at tho Dry Goods
house of N C. Wilcox & Co., where
John, fool that he is, soon learned
that Mr. Wilcox took very little
interest in his McArthur visitor.
John then returned to his former
friend, Mr. Lottridge, when anoth
er session of secrecy ensued. From
thence, in accordance with our ad
vice last week, John concluded to
visit Mr. Ogan. After being seated
in tho residence of Mr. Ogan, John
began to inquire into the character
and standing of Harrison Lyle,
when he was informed by Mr. Ogan
that every word in the communica
tiou over his signittire in the En
quirer of Sep. 18, was true to the
letter. From thence John consulted
a silly female, who proved her as
sertions by her two little ones. Ho
loosed his horse from tho hog pen
and hurried away tn the residence
of Eld. I. A. Redfern; finding Mr.
Redfer.v absent, John came back
looking ns though he wished him
self out of sight, and was then ta
ken with a leaving toward his dirty,
filthy headquarters.
Now, John, 3'on pledged yourself
if you could not prove your asser
tions to be true concerning Mr.
Lyle, you would conie out like a
man and " own the corn."
Now, Johnny, own up, for every
party that you visited, except that
silly woman and her little children,
told you in terms that could not be
mistaken, that your statement was
without foundation and false. Re
member what 3"ou promised John.
" Own the corn," you mean, little,
dirty, lying scroiindrel.
A. O. K.
ALLENSVILLE, Oct. 6, 1873.
Read your ticket carefully before
you vote!
Be Careful About Your Ticket.
It is stated that the Republican
leaders of Vinton county, who are
partly responsible for the present
"hard Times," are circulating in
many parts of the count' Demo
cratic tickets with the name of
Harrison Lyle out for Representa
tive and Milt. Bay's in; the name
of William W. Belford out for Au
ditor and Keck in; and the name
of Patrick Kelly out for Auditor
and Morgan's in.
Look out for such tickets! Destroy
them when fount! !
Democrats, you see by tho fail
ure of the government bankers, Jay
Cooke & Co., how rotten are the fi
nances of the countiy.

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