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oftheparr i n notification to the
subscriber tl,. -it his or her time has
vxpired, r .V-uut to expire; and it
la also an invitation to renew.
Th Elector of Morgnn Connty,
discarding party and politic! pref
erence, predictions and prejudi
ce, are respectfully called upon to
assemble in mars meetings in their
reepectiro township at the usual
place ol holding elections therein
On Saturday July 31, '69.
nd then and there between the
hours of 2 and 4 o'closk, afternoon,
elect the ndmbor of Delegates a
follow: Itiooni 4
Bristol 6 Centre A
Ieerfiild 4 llomor 7
Vslta 7 Manchester 3
Marion 8 Moigsville 6
Tenn 5 Union 7
Windsor 10 York 5
to meet in County Convention at
ON TUESDAY AUGUST 3, 1869.
nt 10 o'clock, forenoon, und nomi
nate candidates to fill the following
Representative, Probata Judge,
Shorift, Coroner, Jtocorder, Com
missioner, Infirmary Director and
Land Appraisers for tno several
Dituricte of this CoJoty, to bo sup
ported at tne next annual election
by tho independent votors of klor
gan County, who aro opposed to
unjust and unequal Taxation, now
imposed upon I lie people and labor
o! tho country, and against a further
increase of the same for any purpose
vhatevtr, und who are in favor of
retrenchment of expenses and a re
form of abuses, existing in all bran
dies of the civil service of both
State and County.
Tho undersigned confidently cx
peel, that, men of all political par
vies, who aro friendly to, and advo
cnto the objocts of this call, will take
an active interest in the movement,
and cnuto general notice to be iv
en of tho timos and places of the
proponed moetings, no that a fair
and goneral expression of public w
pinion may bo had in regard to the
IX fid Spencer
J Mob Carpenter
Jsibm A. 4'nnn
J. W. Barkharst
lira Black ledge
B. V. Wnrtmao
B. II. Phippa
n. h. rnu
J notes L. Stokes
Joho M. Rear
P. K. Ilntchtsoa
John A I harry
George B. Fowlsr
William Re I
Jsmes M. Gay lord
Joha K. Manna
. W. LanKBlrath
P. H. Deaver
Robert J. Crawford
John Kinlej', Jr.
A. T. Baldrldge
Amos I'. Ueluick
- Ueorge Bnen
James M. Kssn
Robert P. Millar
B. B. Lairben
Joseph J. lionrr
Jamet J. Hoffman
John B. Conn
luaae N. Hook
John 1. Sherlock
Bimukiue II. Brown
riiillip W. Keever
John C. Clark
C. M. Wilton
R. A. Blackburn
Tames H. fiswrer
W. M. Jones
It. II. ReeJ
A. B. Wortmau
N. M. Brent
T. B. Smith
P. P. H-olt
Leroy K. Butt
Par id Butt
A. J. Breeaa
B. A. Buckloy
Jacob Ex line
8. W. McCaughey
Rolwrt Henrr, Jr.
Jamos M. McVeigh
A- D. Lnwreuc
Woi. B. ChldisUr
From on inspection ot the above
list it wid be seen that about sixty
names hava been added to those
published last week. The popls
will not be hurabuged by the no
tice of the Commissioners which
was published in last woek'a Herald.
ON TUESDAY AUGUST 3, 1869. "TO THE CITIZENS OF MORGAN
! : . a
Was the heading of I
eafion fh the Herald, of Inst week,
which was signed by our County
Commissioners, and which pretend
ed to be a notification " to the citi-
sen of iMorgmn County " Ibat lbs
said Commiitsioners would not fur
ther proceedings to construct Tike
Roads in our County, under the late
Act of the legislature, until the
voice of the peoplo was had on the
question " by vote or otherwise."
This pretense of a desire to noti
fy the "riitiecrs of Morjfsn County
of their determination on tho sub-
joct, wo tako tho liberty of saying
was merely pretence, and that wbilo
the Commissioner directed their
communication "to tho citizens ol
Morgan County," they had In thoir
mind's ryo a very considerable por
tion ol the Republican party of
Morgan County, who are rtttti-Pilce
men, and who have signed a call for
and sre fayorablo to a Teoplo s
County Convention to moot in the
Town Hall on tho 3rd day of August
to nominate a ticket opposed to an
increase of the already burdensome
taxation under which the Country
The Ute of nfluirS that, brought
about this hollow and Insincere
com rau mention was about as fol
As soon os the into Pike Roud Act
became a law, our Radical Commis
sioners, Court Ilousn King and tho
McConnelsvillo Jfrralil began to
agitato the Piko Road question.
Kvery available argnment was bro't
to bear which could pessibly induce
the public to belicvo it to be to Hie
general intorcst to build theso roads,
and, whon argument was exhausted.
ridiculo and abuse were rosortod to.
About the time tho .Radical Coun
ty Convention met, tho influenco of
the Commissioners, Court House
Ring and HcraUt, was greatest, and,
as a consequence, every rr.an mat
was nominated at tho Convention
was nn odvocnto of Pike Hondo. In
truth a man wai a subject ol ridiculo
that expressed anli-PikescntimnnU.
Tho anti-Pike Republicans, as a
rule, said nothing, but went to their
bomos disKatixlied. In the course of
a few weeks, however, thvy rwolved
thoy would call a People's Conven
tion to nominate a People's Ticket.
This Convention was to be free from
party politics, and its hoIo object to
defeat the designs of that portion ot
the Republican party that favor the
unlimited levy of taxes. This call
was circulated and indorsed by
hundreds, both Republicans and
Democrats, throughout tho County.
The Commissioners, Court House
Ring and Herald, hearing- of this
movement, and guessing rightly os
to its mognitudo, bocamo alarinod.
They determined thoy would have
to do something at once or loose
controlof the County. Thorcfore
this sham communication "to the
citizens of Morgan County
We would ask the Commissioners,
if tbey were doairous of notifying
the " citizens of Morgan County " of
their determination on this ques
tion, why they did not have their
communication published in both
the Ideal papers. Five hundred
u citizens ol Morgan County " take
tho Conservative, and thoy would be
well pleased to Win of the action
of the Commissioners on such an
important question. But this is not
what tho Commissioners, Court
House Ring and Herald wanted.
Tbay merely desired to draw back
to the support of tho Republican
Pike Ticket the Republicans who
fuvor the call tor a People's Conven
Now, will this object of the Com
missiouers, Court House Ring and
Herald be accomplished ? We think
not I The Commissioners say, in
their communication, that they will
suspend action until they are in
structed to do otuerwiso " by vote
or otherwise. itow, what docs
this "or otherwiso" of tho Com mis
sioncrs mean ? It means nothing more
orhssthan theelection of the Republican
County Ticket! If tho Republican
County ticket is clcctod this Fall
tho tax payers ot Morgan County
may txpoct the Pike Roads to be
So, people ol Morgan, if you aro
already oppressed with burdensome
taxation, go to work and hunt u
your best meu, irrespective of party
politics, and present thorn as cand
dates lor nomination at the People
t&" Notice is directed to Foster'
law card found i another column
p Road"1" the"
Pike or No Pike."
The Conservative for the Campaign
Rinele Subscription, 40 ft
Club of 10.
" " 14. 4:60
The above rates make the Cnservr
five the cheapest campaign pspr that
can be09tine4 by tbe people oi Morgan
Get Up Your Clubs.
RkhbVed mom DaowNiNO. On
Monday a little girl of Jacob Hat
ton's fell into William Uibler's cis
tern, and was saved from drowning
by the timely action of Kara S
Woodward, who went to hsrrsseae,
THE MURDER OF COL. SHARPE.
A TRAGEDY AN TRUE AS STRANGE.
On the night of 8unday, the 6th
of November, 1825, Colonel Holoman
P. Sharpe, one of the foremost law
yers In Kentucky, formerly Attor
ney General of the State, some yearn
earlier a member ol Congress, and
at that time a leader in the newly
elected State Assembly, was mur
dered at Frankford, under circum
stances of peculiar atrocity. He
was roused from his bed by some
one knocking at his c'oor, and he
was there seized by the sssassin,
who, after some words, stabbed him
to the heart almost in sivlit of his
wife, who rutdiod to his si jo, but too
lato to bear a syllablo from bun, or
to learn in any way who was his
Suspicion soon full, however, on a
young lawyer, namod Rcauchnmp,
who was arrested, tried, and con.
dcmiiod, apparently on false evi
dence, but who yet was the real
murdernr. Party animosity, then
furiously excited throughout the
State by soiuo question relating to
the courts, ascribed the murder to
political hatred, for Sbarpo was the
leader of his party, and the idol of
tho people; nor was it tilt after the
trial that tho astonndin story of
Uoanchamp's actual criino, and his
roasons f r it were made public by
his own ingenuous confutation.
Some years before, apparently as
early as 1818, Col. Sliurpo had se
duced Miss Ann Cooke, a young la
dy or respecublo family, educated
and refined, and, as appears from
her subsequent courso, of unusual
lorce and severity of character.
Proud and intense of feeling, sho
withdrew cntiroly from the society
where she bad been adinirod and
courted, and with her widowed
mothor, her books and her slaves,
sho hid ber diKgraco in the com
plete seclusion of m Kcutucky plan
tation. It was hero that young i!cau-
cham, in afutal hour to both, sought
hur out, urged himsell un her ac
quaintance, full passionately in love
witn nor, ana led on by his passion,
duvoied himself, with n barbarous
magnanimity, to hcrdroadiul thirst
for venguancoon ber betrayer. He
cannot bavo been more than nine
teen years old at that lime, and ho
had boon on the point of common.
cing the study ot law with Col.
Sharpo, when ho was repelled from
such a connection by tho storv of
his villainy towards Miss Cooke.
Generous, though ungovornablo of
w,,,rv'' uv eiTi.Tn.uii mi
a man bo Blamed regarding him
"no bolter than a horse tbiet," as he
bimseil naively said.
His natural pity for Miss Cooke
was strengthened by tho praise be
stowed on her boauiy and wit by a
friend of his who had beon her for
mer adnnror. He visitod her in
her self imprisonment, but sho ro
fiiatid to see nini; bo insisted, and
she at last camo forth, but sho re
ceived him coldly. Ho pretended
to desire to use her library, and
borrowed a book, which gave him a
pretext to call again in a fw days,
wnen ne again saw ner. i.iuie ny
littlo, ber reserve wore off, while Ins
enthusiasm for her grew intof r
vent love, lie urged his suit and
Desongnt ner nana In murringe,
hu h sho At first steadily reftisod.
and only yielded finally on tho con
ition that be should first kill Col.
This was ir. 1824, and in tho au
tumn of that year he went to Frank
fort for tho express purposoof chal
lenging Sharpo, and shooting him
f lio declined. The two walked out
together along the river to Frank.
furt, and wbon they had uome to o
retired place outsido tho town,
Beauchamp disclosed to bharpo in
what rotation . he stood to Miss
Cooko, and askod him if ho would
fight him. Sharpo said ho could
not fight in such a cause, he would
lot himself bo killed ralhor than do
and falling on his kucea. he i in
nlored Beaucbump not to kill him.
l'ho bato of tho enraged man turn
cd to scorn at what ho thought tho
most glaring coward ico, ho struck
Nhanio in tho faco, called him bv
the most insulting names, and swoie
he would enno lnm in tho etreots
ovary a ay mi no torcod mm mu a
dual, luoy parted, and carlv tbe
noxt morning Sharpo loft Frankfort
and lioauchamp lost his opportu
Alias Cooko now roiolved to kill
ber betrayer with bor own hand,
and togethor with Boauchnir.p, she
conceived a plot as artlulas that by
wiiicn ijeonoru bulrsys liOthario, to
k..i,. i.im iv v.. i i "",
Dnnir lnm to nor house, whore she
n "'" -w aw v HI'
long iimo, sno iravo up
cherished plan, and loft tbo murder
utimn to Koaaceump, who, incnn
while, by a sophistry such as a lu
mmarity wun a areadtul purposo
oi wn proauces, haa pi
self that it would bi
bis enemy, not opeuly, ns bo bad
Oral proposou, tut by assassination.
Accordingly, after his marriago
with Miss Cooko, in June 1821,
1'vrmed bis plans for the deed. Nev
er was a mnrdor moro deliberately
commiiiea. i'or more than a
ho was bnsy making arrangements
so that no evidence could bo bro't
against him. lie een deferred
act till after an election, hoping
that Thompson, who ran for Gov
ernor, agamst Dosha in 1824, would
pardon him if ho wan chosen, us
was not. Disappointed hi this
determined to kill Sbarpe at such
U mo that his death would so) in
by political enmity;
which reason he choose the begin
ning of a session of tbe legislature,
in which, at we have said, Sbarpe
was a prominent uiau.
Lccorjin), l0 tho barbarous cuHtom',
h0 -8kc,i to b taken to i s fe.
Hs traveled to Frankfort as if on
bnsiness, lodged at the boas of a
relative of Sharps, and, disguised as
a negro he lurked about tb house
of his victim till ha mad tare be
was within. He tben knocked,
called him to the door, showed bis
tace, that he n.igbt have the agony
of knowing who his murderer was,
and then stabbed him to tb heart,
The unfortunate nan knew his
sssassin. but so sure had been tho
blow that the only words that he
spoke were, 'Pray, Mr. Beauchamp,'
si the same time striving to throw
his arms about his oeck; but no one
heard the exclamation, and Roan
champ had tho aalisfartion ol see
ing that no such evidence as this
could be brought against him. He
hngorcd nesr the honso till ho was
seen by Mrs. Sbarpe, then Went
back to his lodgings. After having
resumed bis own dress, with a tran
quil and satisfied heart, as bo says
himself, ho lay down to sleep.
In the morning the wholo town
was in excitement at the horrid
deed. Rcauchamp's host suspected
him. but bis calm demeanor did n
way with all suspicion, and he was
allowed to ionvo Frankfort without
molestation. As he drew near heme
his wife, who had boon anxiously a
waiting his return, saw him ap
proach waving a red flag, which
bad been tho rignal agreed Uon
between them. Sho was full of joy,
like himself, at the fulfillment of
her just vengeance, as they thought
it, and they talkod over all the de
tail of tho criino with fearful satis
Beauchamp was soon arrested as
ho expected to be; but contrary to
his expecttti ions, he found that all
his plans to destroy evidence had
been fruitions. (Circumstances, thoFO
fatal evos-droppers, bore too sure
witness, and, whero a link was
wanting in tho chain of testimony,
it was cas:ly supplied by exaggera
tion or pt.rjury. Ho was convicted
on the lOlb of .May, 182G, and in
spite of tho doubts of many eminent
lawyers, woo maintained tho re was
nn existing law to punish mnrdor,
ho was executed on tho 7lh ol July
lo'lowing. He bad in vain triod to
throw the criino on some other per
son, and t ol -tii in n pnrdon from
Governor Dosha, win., to bo sure
bad pardonod bis own son, twice
convicted of murder and robbery.
AfU-rhts conviction Ins wilo spent
much time with him, and in tho
ho ) o of dying together they both
took poison, which, however, proved
ineffectual. They were then care
fully guarded, but in spite of this,
on tuo morning of his execution,
they contrived to stab tbumsolvcs.
lleniicliamp was not mortally woun
ded, but his vif lingered only it
few hours aflcr his execntion. As
ho was carried to the gallows, too
weak to sit on hia coffin in tho cart,
tben lying unconscious from her
wound. He laid his hand on her
face and sought in vain to innko her
recognize him; then bidding her
tint teiidoreat farewell, and bowing
to the ladies at the windows as be
posted along thy struct, he went on
the Bcnflbld. Somo verses by Mrs.
Beauchamp, written junt boforo bor
death, support tho conception of her
character which one forms from her
wonderful story. Tbey all rcUto to
her husband's crime and fate and
their stylo indicator a cultivated
mind nnd a lofty poetic natuio. A
singlo stanza in which she speaks
of her buNbund a dying with her
may serve as a specimen:
" Ami weiMvH to his aiila my form shall lie
Kneircled by his srm, lor nsught but Kste
Conl. I more my stubborn spirit, free to ilia
wiin a. i my soul Donu uear, or fioua or
irjjr r. mil a uo. nave on hand a
variety of Tin, Glass and Stoneware
B6T Mad. Demo rest's Magazine.
Petcraon's Magazine, Ballou's
Monthly, and Pleasant Hours, for
August, tngnthnr with a fine line of
other Periodicals, now at tbo Book
tfK. D n't tYrcet thnt S. C. Bsrw
sti: la selling Jjry Uoods. Groceries.
Hi wis nnd MuK-s, Ouer tinware snd lints
una LSs ssclifeHp ss any p'ace in t wn.
Application for Pardon.
Notick Is liorei y civen that an apnli
ration will be mtv.le to the Uovurnor of
Ohio for the imrdon of Bcsl KtM-rt con
vieta ftl llio March term, 1WJ. of the
t ourt of tomnion lioas of Moririin Co.,
Ohio of hurninp hay atnrks, iropcrty of
jacoo JUNin, mm at said K-rm or said
( ourt scnu-ncod lo the runiUtntiary
HANNA & BALL.
July 9 3-wJ Attorneys fir Petitioner.
Dissolution of Partnership.
Notico Is boreby mvon that tho
partnership beretoforo existing bo
twocn Jfilm fillDi-rmntl. nni Jnoonli
w i .i r r ------i-
K. liticey in tho Dry Goods business
... c. i . i j .i -
was disHolvou by mutual consonl on
t'se 17th of June, ISCa. The nn
sottlod business of tho Srm will be
settled by John McDcrmott, at tho
Old stand. JOHN HcUEUMOTT.
JOSEni K, BUCEV;
As I shall conduct tho business
heretofore carried on by the above
named firm, I solicit a continuanco
of the patronngo ol tho puMic.
July '2 3t]
r,wr.n one i'ric!dlyto
fillOri.U II4VKTIIK C O H-
V4T1TU DIHIKV TUB CAM
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Orncs up stairs over Jones' Marble
Ju'ylo, '09. tf
H. M. COCHRAN:
-a; n; jjqzuajt.-; 'VTrT
,.'... .' la ! I" 1 1 Hii fl
, J. P. SOSNAKSTLNK.
' ' i - -" . . . I, i i . . i. . fi ...--I . .., i i .
Hardware, House-furnishing; Goods, Farming Im
Also, Champion Mowers and Reapers,
Hay Rakes of the Ucst Patterns
OUR FOUNDRY BEING NOW IN FULL BLAST WE ARE READY FOR ANY AND ALL CALLS
' COCHRAN. BOZMAN & CO.
McConnolstiilo, Nov. 12 2m.
D. II. MORTLEY.
J. W. riNKEKTON-
D. H. MORTLEY & CO.,
WnOL ESA LE AND RETA I L
Opposite the Post House.
WILL PAY CjVSII FOR
COUNTRY PRODUCE OF ALL KINDS
McC'olinelsTillo, October rt, lHGN--m.
W. A. SILL.
F. SILL & CO,
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, TIN, BRASS & WOODEN WARE,
TRUNKS, "WILLOW WARE,
TRAVICLHSTGr HAGS & VALISES,
Notions, and General Assorted Goods.
Opponito tlio Court House,
MC O N N K L S V 1 L L E ,
October 22, 18C8 10m.
EXERT 10y MADE TO PLEASE CUSTOMERS.
JESSE SEA MAX.
KELLY & SEAMAN,
lioots and tShoes,
Ladies9 Dress Goods,
and Ready Made
Also, tbov wonld call the attention of the public to thmr facilities for tilling orders for
CLOTHING MADE TO O II D E II .
As they havesecurod tbe services of an cxporlencod cutter, (JACOB ROLAND,) who will spare no pains to
mass a "ioou r n lor an wno may can.
COUNTRY PRODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR
STOKE, South-west Corner of tbo TabUo Square,
Octobor 22d, 18C8-tf
GOODS AT THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE!
I L L E , OHIO.
BOOT AND SHOE EMPORIUM 1
!Mnnufactui-er and Dealer in
shoes tMTHm RimmGs m.
One door East of tho "UUCKKYE JlLOcK,"
M cCo n ncls v il 1 c, "Oliio.
A L1BEHAL ADVANCE Paid on Leather Left on
AGENT lor tho Salo of A. U. HOWES'
LATEST IMlJIlOVED 8KWINO MACHINES.
C A LL ON STITT E F O It E B U Y I N E L S E VI II E l E!
October 2'Jtb Cm
Robert L. Morriw.
dealer in Mwbsnlr's Tofli, Fsrm Imple
tneuts. Buililinv Matrriala. Slialr Hsrd
ware, Cordage, Jlntise furuloning uooii,
TIX AND SHEET IRON WASS
Opiwsite the Court House,
W. B. HEDGES. M D.,
as permsnrntlr located bimself tu Me
Cuuneltville, whirs he will follow
his profession both in
rjlYSlO AND 8UUOKBY.
All calls nromntly resnonded to. Offlee
MuumifT, Haiuiuonii m Co s
bture, on tsiitrs street.
.(. visrssr. w. . VISCBST
II. U. IC E.T fc 1IKO.,
t'l.ieki. Watebes. and Jawelrr, Silver and
Silvsr-PlaUd Ware. Maslrsl Instruments,
and Hannfaeturars of fit-lure frames
MORKIS BLOCK, M'Conuelsville, Ohio.
ptr Watches, Jewslr and Musical Id
MEAT SHOP !
Ttaing just put new and beautiful re-
ratrs upon my room, on tbe rulillo Square,
am now prepared to accommodate nsr
customers witb the choicest nieata I aw
determined not to be undersold or excelled
in the SjiiantitT or quality of meat sold.
Thsukful for past iaTors I still solioit s
share of the publie patronage. The high
eaih price paid for hides.
Those who are Indebted to me on old ac
count are rf quested to call and settle, as I
w'so to square np my nooks and will Here
after do only a Cash butluers.
CITY SIIAV1NU SALOON,
rssn bsowm, rnorsiKTsa.
Fred Is prepared to do all manner ol
work which comca withio the sphere of bis
legitimate business. Hharlug, Unir Out-
ting, tthampnoiog, Pyeiojr, dooe to the
satisfaction of the moat leatidoos, Hwitcbcs
sud Curls ar" made tu iwdcr, and art war
anted to prove satisfactory. South Kat
SldS 01 I ublic tijuaif,
PLATFORM SPRING WAGONS.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN to
REPAIRING in WOOD and IRON of
ALL KINDS of VEHICLES in OUR
Give us a sail on
Botween Varket and Center titreet,
Msgr 1, 6m.