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Independent Democrat, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1857, Elyria, OhioA g to. G., Washburn publisher and proprietor. Liberty j11yp the thib mean s. J 4o j. Udall or tatar v i i vol. A no. 27. Elyria Lobain county Ohio wednesday february 18, 1357. Whole Fittje oct Ocrant in Lulu tied every in Tho main st., opposite to o bet be Souto text its in 3o la Luerd by Carrier. 1 73 finding this Pangi marked will Fiat subscript Loii Liasos Piru nip re Papen will Keiit without a renewal o Ehu Vine. J advertising on a Dollar per Square for three in and Twenty Ceuta for each or Cordi one to of on Square one yenr.1o of Square not exceeding three. 3 of additional Square Over of 1 or it Mon lib 26 percent to be added. 1 or three months 50 per Cut. To be added. 5y mits should be marked with the num Ber Oumi cations required. Not marked Thoy will continued until ordered out and charged at Tho rat above specified. Business Juk Langston attorney Anil counsellor at o fice one door oust of Palmer House Oberlin Lora i county Obio. Special attention Given to 227 o Geo. Of Jistel attorney and con Imezar it Law. Fice West silo of the Public of Bobc House. Ill38 Schuyler Putnam attorney Natl Louii Tellof it 4nd3ollcitoriiiciiancer% the court Oujo. Joseph h. Dickson attorney at Junta and insurance agent Wen ton Ohio. Wh1 tools in lot run and adjoin counties. John m. Vincent attorney counsellor it i jew. O fice in the court House prosecuting attorney a Ohice . 177 Anson p. Dayton attorney at Law. In professional business Promp by attended to. of main and College streets Oberlin _ _ _ 204tf h. C. Safford o b is re i in Ohio Tutor key and counsellor at Law no try Public and real Estioc agent will promptly attn to All business entrusted to his care in Lorai nand lining counties. Particular attention Given to collections. Try office up stairs first door North of Palmer Mojie. Lii of l. A. Sheldon attorney and counsellor at till give prompt attention to nil business entrusted v i to his care especially to collections in Lomi nand counties. Office. Co Simerl Ial Block Ely pm Lorainc. 224tf Geo. B. Lake attorney at Law general with Fidelity to All business entrusted to him. Office in commercial Block Ely in Ohio. 224tf s b u k k e attorney at ill attend to nil Law business entrusted to hit care in Lorain and adjoin in ill practice in the United states District and circuit in Ohio. Office in Beebe s Block one door f his Ferraer office. Nt54tf w o stoves and tin Ware 1ne door of the Post office. All kinds of Job Hing done on Short notice. 233 All Tipsy but me. By m. J. M. Out of Tho tavern i just stept to night Street you appear in a wonderful plight right hand and left Hund Are both out of Street you Tiro drunk tis to very Clear Caie. Moon tis a very queer figure Jou Cut one Eye is staring while t other is shut Tipsy Iago Imd you re greatly to blame old us you a horrible shame. Then the Street a scandalous is flit i none of them soberly standing upright rocking and on my word but Hof the lamps is As or Siulc As a lord All is confusion that isee abroad nothing a sober now it Odd 3 sure it were lash with thu Creao to remain better go into the tavern again. My Early love. It was an ardent Boyish love that faded out As life grew older my heart flew to her Jirku a Dove and lighted on her be nut ecu shoulder of sipped the Honey of her lips or in her eyes found heavenly graces Ilo Ved her co her linger i her very foot print traces. Her Woi e a rapturous Charity her Smilo made All Thlu to flutter in rounded Beauty was her Arm her Little hand was fac As butter. No wonder that i tined her to buc fail Beassie pretty and soon she sacked her Little Beau and took a big one from the City. I caught him out one gloom one extreme St j aggravated him to Light Liuto he Inri Upil Blaze i Reding ton Jenkins drugs medicines paints oils Glass and ulna Ware perfumery 23 Elyria drug store Ely in o. P. W. Sampsel physician and Suu Json. Elyria Ohio hours from 2 to 4 p. M. S. B. Wolcott do Atfah in dry goods groceries i Elcee jew Elry spectacles of All kind Gold and Silver Gorman Silver and plated spoons Forks but Sci knives also Silver spoons of our a a n manufacture warranted pure. Is9 Baldwin Starr co., aka Lars in american and foreign dry goods. Groceries hardware boots shoes leather fron Naiu w. Baldwin . Cars it has been the steady polio1 of the i Yoc states of this Union to extend tie right of Suu Lavago. I Romm Clor Tho when in Tho state if Connecticut that Lilit was much More restricted than at present. One Barrier after another which bad it first Boen thought impassable has been Piokun Down. By what Law of necessity Aro to compelled to Stop it this Lino which separates men who have Solo Oths of whirl blood who have eo-100th and 1-4 of another Hundredth Lam Notan abstract zionist. I am not Ono of those who would Takon such political axioms As i have mentioned and run Vith them oter Tho Earth fastening them to Ever Man woman and child that i might moot. But sir those maxims have at Loyat this Force that they afford a Strong presumption in of extending Tho right of Milf Rupo to All classes of our citizens restricted Only by such a atrial and los Nablo limits As All of us admit to be proper. Whenever it is proposed to extend Tho privileges of a to any Raco or class that Havo not heretofore enjoyed them these maxims throw Tho Bur Dun of proof upon those who oppose such a proposition. They there fore throw Tho Burden of proof upon those who object to bestowing Trio elective franchise upon the coloured Man. Lie should become n voter unless Somo sound and sufficient reason can to Given for Dis franchising him. It might to added in this place that that political party in our state which has Boon most opposed to striking out Tho word Tho Constitution has declaimed most loudly in favor of these maxims of government and has advocated their Gen eral application with Tho most earnestness. 3. My third argument in favor of strik ing the word the Constitution 13, that Tho permanent Prosperity of Tho state of Ohio requires it at our even the superficial Reader of history must have observed that All Tho nations of the Earth in Diffrient Agos Havo pursued in a greater or loss degree one or Tho other of two kinds of policy. In accordance with one of these All Tho Power in Tho nation form myself upon this subject. The Quot has Boon withdrawn from Tho people and which gives a Man a dark complexion. I have deeply considered what philosophical relations can exist Between this colouring matter and the elective franchise. I have inquired what connection chemical or mechanical material or spiritual physical or moral Thoro can to Between them. I have consulted Liebig As to Tho Point in Tho human system from which Tho connecting Chin is supposed to Start and i Havo consulted Jefferson As to the Point in the do main of our civil rights whore it is supposed to end. But i can get no Light. 1 halt suspect no such connection exists. I am afraid that the theory Tho it May to very democratic is very whimsical. Indeed it Soems to me More whimsical than anything in ancient or modern times of which we read. In former Ages men were deprived of participation in Tho affairs of govern ment on the ground of their religion their birth Placo or their having Boon taken Cap Civo in War. Moro recently men Havo been deprived of the franchises of a citizen or it has Boen proposed that they should to so deprived on the ground that they Lack the qualifications of property intelligence moral character native birth or True religion. N Finvoy of each of these a plausible argue if not be offered. Cap Tell us Why i Dye under Tho skin should Rob a Man of his right it is wholly fantastic and arbitrary. It reminds is of the Man commence by depriving some particular class or Raco of their rights generally some class thut was neither numerous wealthy or powerful and that on account of Somo pro Yudico Woie generally odious. Such a robbery would Havo several things to recommend it to Tho stronger classes it would be sate Tho disfranchised class being Ibon too weak for resistance and it would of ratify that complacent i Ealing of superiority which raises us so much in our own estimation but which excites Only pity and disgust in mind of the creator. The policy of inaugurated was gradually extended. Those who employed it one Day were its victims the next. Class after class wore disfranchised until a length Tho immunities of Tho state were monopolised by an of persons Joo few to constitute appreciable part of the population. The consequences of All this were Tho sympathies of the Puoplo were completely alienated from too government. They Felt neither reverence a function for it for Hupf supplied Vii the a single motive for either but rather Many motives for open hostility. Thoy to a aptly Rojo icon or Opo ply exulted in a its embarrassments u Suph Asta Toof things perished the proudest nations of Antiquity. It is evident trom Reading Gibon and it in argued at length by an Able writer in the Edinburgh review that Tho real cause of of the fall of the Casaru was not Tho Mero irruption of Tho thing which Rome had repelled again and again in Hor More vigorous it was that state of society which had turned All Hor proper do fenders into enemies. Tho Only class of Puoplo Intro std in Tho preservation of Tho state were a company of aristocrats too Fow and too Little Iri Rod to Tho hardships of War to Mako efficient soldiers As soon As Tho banners of the trans Alpine Barbari ans appeared below Tho mountains Tho mass of Tho Puoplo flocked around Thorn by thousands and joined exulting by in Tho March against their own capital and thus Rome stripped and blooding was loft do Fon Coloss to her on Mies. Tho Homo of earlier Days Strong in Tho democratic Equality of her citizens and Tho Romo of later years when who policy of Difranchis ing Tho Puoplo had already considerably advanced is strikingly Sot Forth by Macau Lay Quot i the cons Oliou Sayess to let in and straight against that great Forth went the dauntless the arc for roman in Rome s quarrel spared neither land nor Gold nor son nor wife nor limb nor life in the Brave of old then none was for a party then All were for Tho state then the great Man helped Hio poor and tiie poor Man the Greaf then lands were portioned then spoils were fun by Gold the romans were like Brothers in the to Raieda s of old. Now roman u to roman More hut Efu than a foe and the tribunes Beard the High and the fathers grind the Low As no Wax hot in faction in Battle us Wax cold wherefore men fight not at the fought in the Brave Days of old. The Mutual dislike of the higher and lower orders of Tho roman Empire in its maturity is abundantly illustrated in Tho literature of Tho Timo. Horace has set to music lits hatred of Tho Labouring Clas ses in Ono of Tho most liquid of All his measures. Hosava Odi Prol unum Valgus it which might to freely translated i Hato Tho duty rabble and kick them from my pros a modern Democrat would scarcely need stronger language than this to express his natural prejudice against a Coio cd num. As perished Romo to per Ishou Athens and Lacoda Mon. In the utter state Tho Woik of political monopoly Hud gone on until of a population of a million Only about Twenty Havu thousand had any Shuru in the administration of affairs Tho people hated Tho recognized authority of the country and longed to throw off Tho Joko that galled them. In Tho time of peace Thev rebelled in Tho time of War they Tho on Oiny if an Tarih quake Shook they regarded it As a divine interposition in their behalf. When the rocks of mount Tay Lotus wore toppled Down upon the City of Warta and to boil masters wore thrown into confusion Thoy sprang to arms. Thoy heard in Tho Roar of Trio Ocean and Tho stir of the angry ele Tho voice of their ancestral gods calling Eliom to break their chains and Tho tumbling of Tho Contra Earth was answered Back by the tramp of indignant multitudes rib Iii to plunder Burn and much Havo been the consequences of tie policy which gradually withdraws political Power trom to people. But Over against this Thoro is another policy of a very differ ent Ulicy As Uso Lul and by if icon As it is just. It attaches every Man to the state by giving him a share in its Pri Leges As Well at its burdens. It covers him with Tho Lull dignity of citizenship. It makes Trio Man it Solt a part of Tho Stato. His own interests Are identified with those of Tho government. When it prospers his face is brightened by smiles when it is in danger to trembles for his own thoughts of his county fill him with Stop will to to deprive men of Echo elective franchise because they hold bomb particular form of religion Coin so which has Al ready Boon suggested. It will then Only remain to mate poverty a ground of disfranchisement. By requiring a heavy prop erty qualification and Tho odious monopoly will to peril cited. The political Power of Tho state i i then to concoct rated in Tho hands of a few Imbo Cilo Soto of them proud of their complexion Somo of their native birth some of the up Ity of their r Ligion f heaven Savo Tho and some of their vast estates and All of Thorn utterly worthless and inefficient for any purpose but to hang Liko a Millstone round to Nock of Tho common wealth and sink it to Tho Depths of the son by this Timo Tho great mass of Tho people will Liao been alienated in m us. Thero will not be a single chord in their which Tho Finger of government can touch and awake a a fondly response. Tho Stuto will then Bootle an easy Pruy to rebellion at Homo or invasion from abroad. Sir., a o to prepared rejecting this Bill to com Mit ourselves mow to this miserable policy the question before us should not to decided by consulting our personal prejudices or dislike i. This Scro unworthy of us. To Aro hero to Tako Broad and states manlike views of the deliberate not Only for of solves but for Tho whole people and for future raise up Tho foundations of Many heaven help us to Sou that Thero Aro Moro things to to taken into the account than Tho whims of t 10 school District wars we were born. What numerous diversities of National origin the crore among the people of this country 1 i d use the metaphor of another our population is Tho Alluvium of nations. Tho mighty currents of emigration Nave borne to cur shores from every nation and clime. To have saxons and celts Black men and White men frenchmen and spaniards. Poles and nor hogians indians and chinese. They Aro bore by invitation. To have thrown Tho doors wide and hire Tod them to Como i in. To Havo s jut abroad the proclamation i Over Tho whole Earth to every one that thirst the Como to to Trio Horo 1 flow Tho Waters of Liberty. Jomo und drink freely. And they Havo come. Representatives irom every land Havo joined in thu mighty caravan of pilgrims flowing on to i wards this political Jerusalem. What pol i Icv shall to adopt towards Thorn now they Are Here How shall these various Peoples their differences of language prejudices religion and National custom and United into one great Empire with sufficient cohesive Power to hold it to Gether How this Unity to produced amid this i eat diversity can it to Dono by a policy which begins by Dis franchising one of these races and by this precedent gives Tho strongest ass Guanco which it can that it will soon proceed to disfranchised others assuredly not. If these races can not learn to tolerate each other if they can not learn o Riso above Somo of thu narrow prejudices of their origin then far Well to a Modican Freedom if a War of races is to be inaugurated upon this Conti nent then no 1 Nito mind can conceive of Tho terrors which await us. The bloodiest of the would s history is yet to to writ ton. Centuries of agony is before us if total an nihilist on should wait for us so Long. Distraint Hiso these races one after another and will Sunder Tho mighty ligament that bind Thorn to our institutions. There would happen to our unwieldy populations what would happen to Tho uni verse of gravitation relax its grasp and leave each huge world to wheel and Btag Gor from its orbit and in Diro collision with its Fellows Rush into outer dark Ness. Free in tit unions Aio possible Only on condition of generous concessions and to who is Tho far thrust from having Learned this is Trio least fit to be a citizen of u free state. To generally Havo. Each of us Somo pot prejudice. Tim pot pro Yudico of the gentle Man from Hamilton who by. Since passage slave Law of wit i 1tvv in ments to the fatso Scott Rinju vils c is Likely to be incl prevalent. On several occasion ii this class of our people have suits upon property and life in Tho year voted wore upon Tho a Tucei coloured people. About of win to Huseim Fly now York and forty five in wore either much injured or wholly Des troyed. The furniture1 of the so dwelling i was broken in pieces or heaped up Iri Tnp str cts for bonfires and the inmates a Delphiia Cuzco tit a Liili was thrown from Tho an another a dead infant was Falcon out bed and cast on be ing at Tho same time Barbaro Styf Tho National Gazette Aneth or philae cd phia paper says one Otth houses suited was occupied by an Uri Fortunita cripple who unable to Fly fury of the mob was so beaten by some of ruffians that to has since d de in can Sci Quinco of the bruises and Wou for the last two Days Tia Jersey steamboats have been loaded with numbers of Tho coloured population who fearful their lives Are not Saf 3 in this to Tenn inc to seek Refuge in at other state. On the Jersey Side tents wore erected ap4 Tho negroes Havo taken up i temporary residence until a Prospect to for their perpetual location in Somo place of Security and the testimony Olf these papers is Onti iely unimpeachable Only on account of their respectable Charf actor but also because Thoj had no Ocif. Sympathized with Tho a ovum int of moved to i eject my Bill Tho other morning is doubtless a at pro Yudico again ii the col mod Man. Thib is Lection enthusiasm and Manly Pricilo. His a Choice Piv Juico with him. Tho pot pro All is invested in Hor and when Sho is in j Judic oof Tegui Itoman from Tai by i prob peril it turns his honest blood to flame. To directed a angst a Catholic fru Liomin. Cherishes tie Stato because Tho Stato Olier pot Pri Jud co is indulged against the slips him. Such Aro Tho re salts of a policy which on gifts Tho Royal virtue of patriotism upon Iho coarser gut tougher Stock of Solf Lovo. That patriotism which is not founded upon Valuo received May impart Melody to Tho Pool s Torso or sonorous Ness to the orators peroration. But it is too Ethe rio.1 and volatile to be useful in a common wealth inhabited by beings with human nature in them. This policy places no Reli Ance upon such patriotism hut it confident y looks for Tho support of Tho citizen be cause it makes it his interest As Well As his duly to bestow it. Tho world has never yet soon this policy perfectly illustrated in practice but whenever god shall give any people sufficient Wisdom courage and humanity to adopt it and carry it out in Overy respect then to shall behold a government us permanent is the Earth and the sky for its institutions would to god s own work and Why should they not Boas lasting As his other works. I Havo thus i scribed two kinds of policy. Tho question before us to Day is which of these shall to adopt Tho institutions of our country and especially of our state Are still new. To May do much toward giving the can permanent form. To Aro standing Back near Tho Springs of Tho future glory or degradation of our Commonwealth. To us it belongs to keep those Springs pure and direct their proper Thoro Aro already Somo alarming indications that to Are to adopt that narrow pol icy that leads to ruin. To Havo begun by Dis franchising Tho coloured Man. To did this because Thoy wore Fow and weak and to disliked them. To Are now making ourselves very comfortable Over this Achimov Mont foe every citizen Lovos to Feol that he is Superior to somebody. But this danger Ous policy will not Stop hero. If it would it might to borne. Tho Well being of thirty thousand coloured Puoplo and their posterity is an interest of Immens o value am one that to cannot afford to Overlook still it is a Small interest in comparison with Tho Prosperity of Tho whole state. It might to annihilated and if Tho destruction would Stop hero the Commonwealth though injured might still flourish. The whole coloured race might to ground up in Tho creaking machinery of Tho Santo and its wheels on and perform in Somo sort their proper functions. Put this of pros sip will not Stop with Tho african. The spirit of monopoly in Man Whoso Eisou gives Ott an odor Nii Ousby compounded of u dirty Shirr Bud whisky and pig Tail tobacco. To Liliuo our selves upon tin so prejudices. It makes us feel respect Ali to cherish them. But we must Abate Soric Bluit of their strength i i our political locations if to would live peaceable will our follow citizens of Tho state of Ohio. I would apply Tho same Mode of reasoning to the coloured Raco which in a. Conversation wit i a Friend Somo Timo since i used it reference to Tho Irsh Olic of Tho country. My i Rind contended that this class of our population should to wholly on Iho ground that they Are they know nothing of Tho nature of our thay Are intemperate and a Thrifty. I replied is a great Deal of truth in what you say but thu so people Aro Here and must remain Here. They will continue to form a part of the social influence of Tho Community. Dis franchising them not rid us of their presence nor improve their characters. If an irishman is ignorant depriving him of Tho ballot will not enlighten him if to is a drunkard it will not Mako him soc if to is a spendthrift it it will not give him the virtue of Economy. It will to More Likely to exert upon him an influence of an opposite kind. It will certainly alienate him from Tho state and weaken his sons of obligation to obey Tho Laws. Since Tho Irish people Aro Horo Tho practical Quot Ion is How can to Bost attach Thorn to the government and incite them to improvement Tho answer undoubtedly is by bestowing upon them after a Sukalo period of naturalization the immunities of a citizen. Sir i would Rea son in regard to Tho coloured people. Admitting that the pro Aro Somo objections to their voting Bill they Are Here and will remain hero. Thoy now number Somo millions in Tho country. No Man of sense supposes that Thoy will Over to removed from this continent. I believe that Tho colonization society in its Best Days never succeeded in expat rating in a year As Many As Are born in a week. Tho proper question then ii How can we Mako most of them loth for themselves and for us. 1 reply by giving them Tho elective franchise. There is no Muti who would to prouder of citizenship thai the coloured Man no Man who would male More strenuous exertions to qualify himself for it. 4. I Urgo As fourth argument in. Favor politics As in ovary thing else is a hungry of Tho proposed amendment shift humanity spirit. It or account to the coloured people demands it of. Of color. The precedent Poco Ost Abies bad by this i do Noc moan merely that do priv .1 n tent _ if t the evil will of Tori trip face which gives loathsome of Tho coloured Man s degradation to Day will up distorted Rogo and alarm at Tjio new turn of events to Morrow. Shall next be asked to have been asked. Tond the term of natural leation so that nil persons of foreign be virtually ing them of the elective franchise is oppressive in itself considered though is undoubtedly to. But i do that Tho coloured Man in this country is in n situation of popular peril to life Liberty and property i and hat full citizenship is Noo Cussary to his Protection. Free coloured men at Tho Nett Liao reportedly Defran Chicod. We ii Tifis is and Mirri ocl Irto of the coloured people of this country and could have had no motive to of Agic fact the ii sufferings. I believe that scones Sonu what similar to those have occurred Etc tip in Ohio but for the Honor of our Havo no to Deweu upon their details. Now sir to owe this hunted race Protection and the Only u which this can to secured to them is by giving Thorn Tho ballot. Amid Tho hearings and swell Ings of our tumultuous Morula tips no distinct race can be secure in property and persons without the safeguard of the Clec Tivo franchise. Bestow this upon Tho col ored Man and i have no i Iris that Hii other lights will not the respected. Those who Mould Public sentiment among have Tho highest esteem for every Man who carries in his hand that Little piece of paper on which he is per Tonitte j to write Tho name of the individual whom he prefers for Public station Asa vote Tho coloured Man would be spoken of from what he now is. It would boing to dec what Light some people would Secand How their prejudices would to abated fac should no longer hear of but of our intelligent Thrifty and onto rpt Ising coloured fellow and in addition to. Tho. Rich Irsh and Tho s veet to should doubtless b3 told of Tho full varied and cd Passivo ethiopian 1. I next proceed to notion son o Mon objections to giving no coloured Man the right of suffrage. In the first place it is objected that to is not Suffi Dontly Intelli gent to take a part in Polit Cal doubtless hero me Many ignorant and de graded coloured people in this thing Likely enough to to True of any race so Many of whom have just escaped from slavery. But i believe that As a whole they arc much better informed j than is gun orally supposed. I believe that Tho majority of Tho rising generation Dippong them. Those who Are Aboul to porn out on Tho Havo been instructed in Road ing and writing and the common branches of education. I know that universally they Manifest greatest to us quirk useful knowledge. Lam Profy Well acquainted with Tho coloured people of this. State As i am with most classes in Lam Ono of those who Are not afraid o f their own kind. I love sometimes to sit in Tho lowly and retired places of fool upon to the warm Breth of native if y of please child Hur Nanu to. I love to see men before fashion hah caught them and Cut them into shape acc Ter some fantastic pattern of her own As French Gardoner would Cut nto shape a Buck Thorn hedge. I Hivo been out among Tho people. I have shared his Potarf of Al Tai Tho irishman his sour lire it with Thoi dutchman his Sweet cake wit Irthy Africa i and i have Bioko cheese with the we stove Reserve Yankee. I Haxo also spoken at a Humble Dis uncut. Tho Sydni of Tho first families of virginia1 inhabiting Tho South Eastern part of our state. I Havo seen 1m Inan nature enough in them.11 to satisfy to of the Unity of and j Havo seen specimens among t Inri All made to wish i was a better Man. It easy for us while revolving hero upon our Cui Shonce Oak chairs refreshing out Tho Beautiful of Thig room and Felici Tating upon our White complexions to imag be Thoro is. Some race in Tho state that is not naturally intelligent enough to share to of privileges of a citizen with us. Such a for Iri of Ogol " ism seems naturally enough generated in 4 room heated by so expansive a As steam and lighted by so imponderable

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