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IT. W. B. <. I /. I. AUER. Editor. ChnrlrMtou'n.JrfferHom County. H>*l Fa April 7. ftS7. Col. W. M Clements has returned to the Balm. & Ohio service as general manager He is pre-eminent among the efficient rail road men of the age. Ninety new doctors were turned out on a cold and uncharitable world, a lew days ago, by the University ol Maryland. Noth ing short of an epidemic is needed to give j them employment. Mr. Havermale ha' assumed control of the Brrbefry \ >rs, published at Berkeley j Springs. It is an excellent paper, rnd es pecially successful in dispensing the local news. It is soundly Democratic. Some one has -aid that “imports are the things you pay f«>r and exports are things not paid for.” A homely illustration of a fact : blank printing paj>er is an import, and the printed paper an export. See? It will be seen by the greatly reduced Democratic majority in this county that any indifference to or infraction of old par tv usages and customs works demoralization. • There is a lesson in the result to be learned aud learned quickly. Last November the vote for lion. Mr rn. L. Wilson was aW-'and for Mr. Flick 907—total 2 ».)j. it will be seen, comparing the above with the vote on Tuesday last, that quitea num ber of voters did not exercise their right of suf frage— 5-si of them, only ! Old party custom and party usage being somewhat in this latter day in abeyance, we purj>ose to forego trotting out. as has l>een our custom and usage cti election occasions, our Giraffe. We write this in advance of any knowledge as to the result or probable result of Tuesday’s election, and by this paragraph nobody knows whether we feel good, bad or indifferent. Mr. P. H Higginbotham, the Republican candidate who opposed (’ol. Beckwith, is a practical, well-to-do farmer of the county and personally popular. At the election on Tuesday be was voted for by quite a number of D tnoerat- —just as was the case several years ago, tu >’ the same Democrats that supported h n tlien against a regular nominee did not d • - > this time. In John Br*>wii ' trunk, recently exhum el !i i:i the d< t - in a Capitol nook, was found hi- diary, and on hi' Ii«t ol colleagues Fr»d Douglas’ name appeared, but was marked ‘‘unreliable." Smicbow or other the old fellow mti't have descried in the future that Fred would marry a white wile. But all the 'am©, old John’s tir't victim at Harper’s Fern was an industrious, iuutlen sive colored man. M ore:.. Id lire- the first gun sinee the ad journment of the legislature, amt the eounty se.it ol old Hardy 'peak' at the pol.' in certain sound, the l>ciu *.rat sentiment of her peo ple. tapt John J ( Inpley, one ol the anti Camden “twelve, has lieen triumphantly re elected Mayor, and the effort' >1 the Camden itts 'o defeat him and claim a Camden victory COIUCs to li.ight s/ Seiiue pc-oii- j.1 op at conclusions as a Irog leaps at a bit ol r*d tl uinel—and the editor of the \ - ' is one of < m —one of the persons. We do not sup; - i ■ :iics entered into the Mooretield munici[s»! ©lection at ail. but liquor licet - • or n * license did. ( apt « hipley wa re-elected. and the editor of the E r ni ter, who seems not in ao. ord with the “anti-Camden twelve” alluded to- in fact participated as Secrctarv of the meeting of Hardy democrat who disapproved of tiie course of (.‘apt Chipley and hi- eleven umtreres—was chosen Recorder. Tin* . • 1 .,- .,iv published a Supple ment. -ixteen im! linns, all. nearly, historical. biographh.il. adtii.itorv and laudatory of Hon. D It Lucas. Five columns are extracts from letters to Mr. l.uc:.- approving hi- course — The-c may hclphim to endure a contemplation of the reduction of Jetler-on’- magnificent ma jority. He gives the authorship of two. It look- as if the letter of the editor of the \V heel ing Register had slipped into print ** unbe knownst “ to Mr. L. l'he concluding sentence read-: “ Again expn-sing niy regard- and hoping, for the party - sake a rift in the dark clouds of opj <-itio’n to th< caucus noniii ee mav illu minate your \ i-ioii, 1 am. very truly yours.” Tasiev wi-hed Lilli well, ccrtainlv, but bow Mr L. c<>ulii class Mr Taney's letter among tliO'e "approving the |>OMtion taken in the Legislature " by Mr. Limas is beyond our com prehension. Of “Uncle” Johnnie Spencer, a Ralls county, Missouri, farmer, the paralyzing assertion is made that "he turned a s m uiersault at 73.” This was four years ago The performance i- - >metime* accomp ish el on precious small provocation. Sim mersaulting however, is quite the least of “Uncle” Johnnie's phy^cal accomplish ments. Our agile old triend, we are told, cultivates bis acres single banded, hadn't a particle of use lor spectacles and holds the three Rs in unutterable scorn. It only remains for its to add that “Uncle” Johnnie is just the fiercest sort of Democrat and stoutly upholds the Supn macy of Par I ty l’*age. In s jeh regard there be several i gentlemen mar at hand who might with i profit to themselves present and remote) i b t at the feet ->f this Missouri Agricola and « learn Political Wisdom. 1 A contributorto the spirit, appropriately af- j fixing as a teprc-t nt itive of the name be with- r holds all .-tens,-; -ay- * Me "j„,!y or anti-Mo- j nopoly —Cainden or anti •< ’aniden 'i- the "ques tion of paramount importance, acted on at the pre- . as March .v u 1 will < be presented to the voters of Jefferson April 5, j for their decision." t Again he say* " Camden (if the people were | informed if the truth was plainly, honestly put before theta w uid not get one tolUO votes in Jelh-r- n County.” if the i- ;■ th n, on Tuesday, was Camden 1 and anti-Camden and a- the result o! the rota was Beckwith. aiiti-Canuleu. li:>4 and 937 for b Higginbotham. w ; • must be Camden, if the o above statement ot issue be true, then what lie- p comes of your i>ne : > 10U J And if. as Mr. Ma- . non'ays. the (.-• • for Vr and Free Press are with >ut inriuenee. whose fault is it ^ that the result should tie what it is * and the * logical deduction is that the people could not *' b.r.e been ■ • i —t.ie >ci.il and the k lh ncru: must i.iv- luu 1 to “ plainly, honest- t! ly put the truth before thus." la ELECTION OF F. S. SENATOR. In the article published in The Iree Press on March 31st I poiuted out the fact that precedents had been set both ways by the Senate of the United States on the ques tion whether the Executive of a State had the power to appoint to fill a vacancy occur ring by the efflux of time, or the expiration of a regular full Senatorial term,and the com mencement of a new one. The cases were collected and named in which in the early history of the general government, the ac tion of the Senate was to receive the ap pointees of the Governors chosen to fill such vacancies. These precedents were followed tor some years, and until the Lanman case gave rise to a searching examination ot the question which resulted in reversing the former de cisions ot the Senate and the establishment of a precedent directly opposite that which theretofore had been observed. The Lanman cjse ruled the action ot the Senate, iu ail 1 ke cases, from 182.0 to 1879, or a period cf titty tour years—when that was overruled by the Bell case. In view of these conflicting aud repugnant decisions of the Senate, it occurred to me that the proper treatment of the subject was not upon precedent which varied, but upon reason and authority—I mean, by authority the careful conclusions ot the ub.est statesmen and lawyers ot the c.iuutry who Lave maturely considered the question and have given us their judg ments upon it. In reply to this mode ot treatment "Lawyer,” in the HWt Virginia, lhm Kit, County and State editions, seems to imagine that he has disposed ot the sub ject by calling attention to the fact that "Senator Edmunds announces the settled law on this subject in language which may well assure both the friends and the enemies of Mr Lucas that this question will not be _i i... .i... iu ” ■' 'a -"-" *v - He then introduces a long quotation from Mr. Edmunds in which he exhorts the Sen ate to observe the Inst precedent or that which was adopted in the Bell ease. Mr. Edmunds says that “the Senate sitting upon such a question s;t> a- judges”—and then suggests that as courts are held bound ordinarily by their own decisions so the Seuate should be bound by its decisions of the same question. And still we saw in my former article that, with all .Mr. Edmunds’ rever ence for decision* and precedents,—in the Bell case he not only recorded his vote in favor of reversing the decision in the Lau nian case, which had gone unchallenged as the settled iuw of the question tor fifty-four years, but by able and subtle argument - ught to convince the Senate that it ought n >t to be bound by that case but should dis regard and overrule it. And yet “Lawyer” is very serene ami con fident apparently in the opinion that there j» n,i danger that precedents will be disturb el or overthrown by the Senate cf the United States. I do not desire to di-turb his composure, if it affords him any comfort, but I am un willing as a citizen ot West \ irgiuia and a Democrat, to repose in the belief that, in view of the unanswered and unanswerable proc< —of reasoning pursued by the great minds whose compact and powerful argu ment- I collected and submitted, and which “Lawyer" has not even ‘Superficially” no ticed—the Senate of the United States eniild not easily find if it so desired, very 3,did ground for the reverent of its Inst deci 'IOUS o fthequ -'tiou which is just now of very great importance to the people ot this Suite. "Lawyer” allays all his fears on the mi <ject by a quotation from Mr. Edmunds ,iml pi. ., idly exclaims ••-•> much for tfie tlr-t head of the discussion.” He then conies to niv second proposition which is: “If the late Executive appointment of Senator be valid will it not terminate with the extra -e-sion of the Legislature?” “Lawyer” is somewhat disturbed at the inquiry contained in this prop* sitiou. lie say s: "The solution of the 2nd question is, we admit, attended with more difficulty.” It may be that the source of the doubt could wry possibly be traced to the fact that Mr. Edmunds has expressed with great emphasis, as we saw, the opinion that: “ The Governor may flit unfit the next meet ... . t /A.. kavlnnxnnnrr. el, his power, of course is exhausted, and be cannot till again.” Now, if Mr. Edmunds' authority cau be - unquestioningly recognized and depended i>n by "Lawyer” ns settling the first propo - .ion which I undertook to discuss, why «hould it not be equally potential in set tling the gtcouil? Hut tin- was not only the view of the dis .buuishcd Chairman oftheJud ciary Coiu 1. it tee of the Senate but, as we have already n, of those who signed the minority re port in the Hell case; of Mr. Hoar, one of hat minority, of Mr. McDonald, Mr. Bay tr.l and others in discussion of that case.— Indeed, I think I can safely sav that there v as not even a doubt any where expressed, >. anybody, during the long discussion of hat ca-e,—which was the ablest that has .iken place on the question,—as to the cor • tn«-s or soundness of this view. I have rated, and I have show n, that this doctrine i.i- been maintained “ by lawyers and states nen of all parties.” Will Lawyer ” be and enough to refer me to the opinion of . embraced in either of these classes who , ioids an adverse view ? I'he writer in The IIW Virginia Demo • it conceives that he has detected an error < nt > w hich I have fallen " in supposing that i Federal authority alone can regulate e- t i lions for Senator. On the contrary," he f i -erv<-, ” the l\ «S. Constitution declares it the times, placet, and manner of ho’d- i .■ > lections for Senator- shall be prescribed t each State by the LEGISLATURE thereof; g ut Congre— may, at any time by law, make f r alter such regulations except as to the lace-of choosing Senator*.” The language a > which he refers, doubtless, is that em- n I yi d by me in discus-ing the proposition j o .t tlie power and dutv of electing aSer.a- I t r where a temporary appointment had j • n made by a Governor, were devolved by i.> Co istituiion of the U. S. on the Legis- tl fare at it* next meeting after the occur* l rence or happening of the vacan y Inthat connection 1 said : “Its” (the Legislature’s) “ power to act in the matter of electing a L. S. S« nator, the manner of its acting are bestowed upon it and regulated by the Constitution 'it the U. S. which i3 supreme tipou the subject and no act or pro-ision of a State Constitu tion or law can dFect or alter them.” Applied, as was manifestly intended, to the case under consideration, I see no reason to change or modify the language I then employed and r -h is above quoted. But let us rt to the provision of the Constitution to which “ Lawyer ” thus calls attention, because upon it he bases an ar gument to show that a State has the power to regulate the time, place and manner of e* lecting its Senators and that under this pow er the State of West Virginia has by a con stitutional provision deprived tself of the authority to elect a Senator at an extraordi nary session of the Legislature called in the mode by which that of the 20th instant is to be convened. But in order that I may not misstate liis proposition I will quota from bis article. He says: “It seems therefore, that the Constitution of this State (which is its primary Legisla ture,) may prescribe the time, place and manner ot electing its Senators, which reg ulations would control unless and until Congress altered them, or make others to supersede those of the State. Now, Congress passed a law in 1866 on the subject, and we caunot see that it au thorizes any election by the extraordixv KY session; on the contrary the better opinion seems to be that it does nothing ot the kind, and this law cannot possibly be made to apply to any but a regular session. Tbe Constitution of the State, on the oth er hand, expressly Prohibits the extraordi nary sessiou from electing a Senator unless such business is stated in the Governor’s preclamation. This is a regulation as to the manner and time of electing a Senator which the State under the Federal Consti tution had a right to make. The law of (\>n»»ress as we have seen, does not conflict with this regulation.’’ The principle here contended for is that a State is at liberty notwithstanding Con gress has assumed to regulate the time and manner of electing a U. S. Senator. Still to legislate upon these subjects and regulate them unless such regulation interfere with the Congressional action. And as the Cou stitutionof W. Ya. has prohibited an extra ordinary Legislature from transacting any business except that mentioned in the Gov ernor’s proclamation that convenes it, and as he does not name the election of a Sena tor as one of the purposes of the present call, therefore the Legislature of W. Ya, at its coming session cannot elect a U. S. Senator. To this proposition I respectfully dissent. In answer to it I say that the rule of con struction is well settled that, when a power is given to a State under the Constitution of the U. S. to do an act which executes any provision of that instrument,until Con gress shall assume to exercise such power, from the moment Congress so interferes, all power in the State)upon that subject ceases and determines. Congress from that time alone has a superintending control. (Sto ry’s Const, section 815-828.) Xow the act of Congress which regulates ’he subject of the election of a U. S. Sena tor was passed in 18GG. The Constitution of the State of West Virginia was adopted in 1872, six years alter the exclusive right to control the subject of the election of a l\ S. Senator had been assumed and exer cised by Congress. Can it be supposed that it was the inten tion of either the framers of the Suite Con stitution or the people who adopted it to attempt thus to invade the Federal power and regulate a subject exclusively under its cognizance and jurisdiction ? Hut whether it was intended or not wot any such tiling, or could any such thing be accomplished ? I moreover fail to see that there has been an etiort by the framers of the Constitution of West Virginia to exclude from the Leg islature the power in extraordinary session called by the Governor, to elect a Senator should a vacancy have occurred. On the contrary the presumptions are all against such a theory. The State owes the Federal Government certain duties which are defined and required by the Constitution of the United States. In this instance it requires that when a vacancy occurs in the office of l\ S. Senator during the recess of the Leg islature, such Legislature shall at its next meet tig fill the vacancy. Unless there be something in the action of the State to show expressly its purpose to attempt to avoid such duty it must be assumed that it was its intention to fulfill it. If therefore, the constitutional provision of the State which confines the power of the Legislature to the transaction of such bu.»iuess when it is assembled in extra ses sion as may be designated by the Governor Mn be so construed as to harmonize it with its duty to the United States Govern ment, such construction will be given it. Now is there anything inconsistent with thi< duty in the constitutional provision of this State referred to? The Constitution of a State is designed to regulate the affairs of the State, its inter nal and domestic matters. When, then, it contains a provision that when it is called in extraordinary session by its Governor it diall transact orlv such business as he may ndicate, does it not relate solely to its in ernal and domestic affairs, and not to those vhich appertain wholly to its Federal rela ion- and which are established and defined )Y the Constitution of the United States? if this construction brings the Constitution >f the State in accord with the requirement* »f the Constitution of the United States hen it must be accepted. I submit that it loes. But as I stated in the former article and iow repeat, if there be a conflict between be Constitution of the U. S. and the Con- 1 titution of the State of West Virginia tho Driner rnu>t prevail. Tiie Constitution of the United States ' s wt have seen provides that at the next < leeting of the Legislature after a vacancy '• ccurs in the office of United States ?ena- 1 Dr, it shall till such vacancy. 1 If the body then that meets on the 2uth the Legislature, it has the authority and ic duty i> enjoined ujDon it to elect. s Can there be any question that the body A which is to meet on the 20th instant is the Legislature of the State? Art. 7 Sec. 7 of the Constitution of this State provides that “The Governor may, on extraordinary occasions, convene at his own instance the Legislature, but when so convened, it shall enter upon no business except that stated in the proclamation by which it is called together.” What Legislature? Is it not the same body that adjourned without electing a Sen ator in March last? Will not the meeting on the 20th instant be the next meeting since that failure and since the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of U. S. Senator which has been temporarily filled, if at all, by the appointment of Mr. Lucas ? And if these two things concur viz.: that it is the Legislature of the State and that it is its next meeting after the vacancy in the office of U. S. Senator has occurred, does it not answer the conditions of the Constitu tion of the United States which says that the Legislature at its n:xt meeting shall fill such vacancy ? It is said that the Constitution of the United States does not undertake to define what si ill be the power of the Legislature of a State. That is true so far as its control over the internal or domestic affairs of the State are concerned. Nor has it un dertaken to discriminate or distinguish be tween regular, special or extraordinary ses sions but it has used the broad, comprehen sive term—Legislature, never contemplating that there ever could be any mistake as to the body indicated. Cau there be any doubt that it meant the law making branch of the State government, and that the duty which it imposed after a vacancy happened, of electing a Senator—was at its next meet ing, however and for whatever other purpo ses it might be called together? “Lawyer” asserts that the Constitution of .......... ..... Legislatures—one lias general powers but the other has limited powers. “Will it be contended,” says be, “that this extraordina ry Legislature of limited jurisdiction can exercise a power denied to it by the State Constitution? Will it be contended that the juri diction of this Legislature of limi ted powers, can be enlarged by an act of Congress, or even by the Federal Constitu tion?” Would not the question be equally as pertinent: Will it be contended that a State Constitution can limit, modify, narrow or in any way change the provisions of the Con stitution of the United States touching a matter relating to the organization of the Federal government, and, therefore, pecu liarly within the scope of the powers delega ted to that government ? Let us suppose that the matter to be de termined was of another character than that embraced in this discussion. Let us sup pose that a provision of the Constitution of the United States had said that there should be placed iu the Treasury of the General Government monthly a million of dollars to the credit of every State of the Union to be drawn as follows : at every meeting of the Legislature whatever sums may have accrued to the credit of the States upon their order through sueli Legislatures. And suppose that at the Extraordinary Session of the Legislature of West Virginia called by the Governor, and now approaching nothing had been said as to the action of the body on the matter of drawing a bal ance of three millions standing to the cred it of the State, and a resolution were intro duced directing this balance, in relief of the tax payers, to be paid into the State treasury, and “ Lawyer ” as a member of that body should oppose it upon the ground that the Governor hud not mentioned this matter as included in the butincM to be trans acted at the special session. Would there be any lack of very forcible argument in r< - ply to him iu the way of exclamations that the State Constitutional restrictions as to the buiine•<# to be transacted did not apply to tiie subject? That authority to draw this sum was given by the Constitution of the U. S. and that state restrictions upon the action of the extraordinary session had no thing to do with the matter? That this was a session of the Legislature and that that was all the Constitution of the United States—the Supreme law of the land de manded? Hut I will not protract this dis cussiou. The main object of tiie article of the 31st of March was to impress upon the demo crats of this county the importance of send ing a delegate to the Legislature pledged to an election of a U. t?. Senator at the Extra session because of the danger that unless such election took place, there would be a vacancy in the office of one of the Senators from this Stale for the period of two years. I ask the candid democrats of Jefferson county if there has been removed from their minds all doubt by the effusions of “ Law yer’’ that any such disaster is likely to en sue from the omission of the Legislature to choose a Senator at its approaching session? 1 close by repeating the inquiry : If there be the faintest prospect that our representa tion in the Senate will be diminished by such omission, what reason is there that a Senator be not chosen to avoid even such possibility? T. .Joseph Howard's ‘-Life of Ileecher.'’ Joseph Howard, Jr., the widely known i journalist and intimate friend of Henry Ward Beecher for the past fifty years, is1 engaged upon a life of the great Treacher ami Orator, which will no doubt be the | >tandard work, as Mr. Howard’s intimate relations with Mr. Beecher, and his justly ivon popularity as a writer are an assurance )f a work of peculiar interest and value. We learn the work is to be brought out by Hubbard Bros., at an early day, and will no . loubt be sold by subscription. j i Remington Brothers, Newspaper Adver- ; ising Agency, have been compelled by in- ( Tease of business to seek larger quarters, i ind their Bureau is now in the elegant | *enn Building on Penn Avenue, near 7th, 1 )ittsburg. Pa. Gov. Lee has pardoned Wm. R. Smith, t entenced to the penitentiary for defalca- | ion io the auditor’s office. ; ( II. G. DAVIS' OPINION OF MR. CAMDEN AND THE SENATORIAL QUESTION. An Estimate of Mr. Camden from a Disinter ested Party who Knows what he is Writing About. In Case of No Election we will Have but One Senator. Piedmont, West Virginia, March 2S. To the Ed.tor of the Wheeling Register. As the best way to answer numerous in quiries, both personal and by letter, asking uiy views on what is called the “ Senatorial Contest” in West Virginia, I ask the cour tesy of a brief space in your paper. I believe that, in the consideration of all questions, the welfare of the people of the State, which includes the development of its great resources, should be given the preference over and above advantage or dis advantage that might accrue to individuals or parties. The greatest resources of wealth in West Virginia are her large and valua ble deposits of coal, iron ore and hertimber. Unless these articles and her manufactures are protected, by a proper and reasonable tariff and are given an outlet to the world’s markets by railroads, they are practically valueless. It is admitted by a great major ity of the people, of all parties, that .Mr. Camden’s views, acts and votes, ou the ques tions of the tariff, finance, and the develop ment of the State by railroads, have been in the direction of the be>t interests of the people and State. The country, and espe cially West Virginia, owes Camden a debt for what is known as his “ Long and Short Haul Amendment” to the “Inter-State Commerce Act.” West Virginia has less railroads and more mineral lesources than States that surround us. Capital is timid and cautious and will not go where legisla tion and people are unfriendly. Camden has brought two or three millions of dollars into the State, which have been invested in railroads, and scattered among the people, not only developing the Stale and its re sources, but helping to pay the taxes. On the other hand, it is generally believed and admitted that the Democrats whoaic oppo sing Camden sympathize with, and some of them act with those who advocate what is known as “free trade,” and do nothing to aid railroad and other improvements. 1 lius a square issue is made between the moder ate tariff men, in favor of improvements, and the “ free traders ” and anti-improve ment men. As to which side represents the best aud truest interests of the State, there ought to be no question. I believe the State should be represented in the United States Senate by a liberal, progressive Democrat. No free government nor successful party or ganization can last long except it be based upou the principle that the majority must rule. The Democrats have a majority of the Legislature and they have a right to name the man they want for Senator or for any office in their power to fill, and having named him, he is entitled to the party s sup port. One of the questions at issue is:— shall three-fourths of the Democratic mem bers of the Legislature have their choice of a Senator, or shall one-fourth select the man? I believe in properly protecting the minori ty, but in all things that constitute a body politic or corporate, whether in business, politics, Church or State, it is and should be the universal law or custom that the major ity must rule. What would have been said by the opponents of Senator Camden if the situation had been reversed and those now in the minority had constituted a majority ? John Randolph and Henry Clay were bit ter personal enemies. Clav was a candidate for Speaker, and though strongly opposed by Randolph in the caucus, secured the nom ination. Randolph, however, voted for h:in after he was nominated, and upon one of Clay’s friends thanking him for doing so, replied: “ I voted for my party and its prin ciples, not for Mr. Clay.” One of the few charges against Senator Camden was that lie furnished his party money in the late canvas. Concede this; no man, friend or foe, lias yet been found that will make the direct charge that any inun was bought or that money in any way influenced his vote or action. Camden is a liberal man, and 1 have no doubt he did contribute means to effect the organization of his party in the late election. You can no more run a political campaign without money than you can a church, a beneficial nr temperance society, or any other organi zation. The abuse of Federal patronage lias been charged and it is alleged Senator Camden u-ed bis influence to have his friends ap pointed to office. Well, if lie did, it was but natural for him to take care of his friends. Has not Governor Wilson done the same in making State appointments and that of United States Senator? A third, and I think the only other charge, is that Senator Camden has accumulated money. If so, it was honestly done; who docs not want to do likewise? The fact that a man has made money in a fair and Inuest way .'peaks well for his business capacity Even so stem a moralist as the eminent Dr. Johnson, declared that ‘‘a man is seldom more innocently employed than when hon estly engaged in the acquisition of money.” Experience ami observation teac.i us that, as a rule, it is well to beware of and look out for the man or set of men, in noli tics, church or state, who parade their hon esty and preach that they are better and purer than others. The Constitution of the Lnited States, which is paramount to that of the State, requires that the Legislature, if or when in session, shall elect Senators. In my opin ion, it is the duty of the Legislature, at the coming extra session, to elect a Senator, and I hope they will do so. If not, 1 feel confident, from all published precedents, and from the best information I can get from eminent men well posted in such mat ters that the State will be represented by but one Senator until the regular meeting of the Legislature in 1880. II. G. Davis. Hon. Joseph H. Bradly, a prominent lawyer of Washington City, died on Sunday last—aged 84 years. For many years he was one of the most conspicuous members of the District bar. Referring to bis ca reer the Baltimere Sun’* correspondent says: “Few cau*e* celebre* in legal annals have bad a turn so romantic as that of the trial of Mary Harris for the murder of Bur roughs, in which Mr. Bradley was counsel for tiie accused. Miss Harris bad been af fianced in Chicago to the Treasury Clerk Burroughs, and lie had proven false. She became insane, and in 1865 assailed and •hot him in a corridor at the treasury. She ivas alone and friendless in a strange city. Mr. Bradly became her counsel at one of die most interesting trials that the City Hall has ever seen. He secured her ac piittal. She was confined at St. Elizabeth’s \sylum, but as her old trouble wore off she igain became sanp, custody was relaxed, md after Mr. Bradley was left a widower le became sincerely attached to her. Some rears ago she became his second wife, and he survives him as his widow. The last ase at which Mr. Bradley appeared in the riminal Court was that of John II. Sur att for the murJer of President Lincoln, n the summer of 1867, nearly twenty vears _ The Governor of Marylan 1 has appoint d Wm. F. Blackford to be justice of the ieace from Sharpsburg district, vice R. W. ] irove, resigned. BURNS & SHUBERT. We have just opened a large stock of WASH DRESS GOODS in Sateens, Ginghams, B:. i»le Percals and Crinkles, Seersuckers and a full lineot WOOL DRESS GOODS in all the novelties of the season Our MOURNING GOODS DEPARTMENT i9 replete with all the New Fabrses for Sprim? and Summer Wear. An unusually larp* stock of Dress Trimmings, Braids, Buttons, Etc. New Jerseys in the very latent stylo. Very Truly, . March 17, 1887. Mi mmmm Over Thu '1 h.'n«And Tml \v. . • i r .WHtl'.. k mull'd to | a- , ' Crr*r*rr - •'’’-■'‘•-.r ••ir-.-. r,'.T, i“ •■ Ml Irt XACKACE.i.f 1 • W i. full treat 1 . , ' • ■t » health by hm of ■ SEMINAL PASTIILESJ A K,i>iiralr»:rofcr Ni rTiitiRl^Dihty.Orrftn'r w \. ' g or Mid* „ . .* A I A. • :i. 'l.strlforl Vmh in Einy 'fin - «, i,.' J k!«y. Thyeatiy t: yul. «t. , m-»n. I •••'f.i tursii .-5S57.UMH,, ... . • • 1 • Tfif A7MLST —C . S3. :~a C3. Tim, $7 l" \ i HARRIS remedy co., mf-c chemists, TRIM. PACKAGE FREE, with IUutt'd I'tmrhlct.Ac. I 300S' M. Tenth Street, 8T.LOUIS, MO. l.UPTO.tEO PERSONS can have FREE Trial of our Appliance. Ask for Terms! March 31, 1887. •Yetr •itlverrisnnnitx. BRING us yo ir Eggs, Chickens, V< al Calves. Will pay you big prices in Wash. We want it all. WALL A DORSEY. Headquarters for Fbh at WALLA DORSEY'S. rPlIE RICHEST HUMOROUS ROOK OF 1 THE AGE is SAMANTHA AT SARATOGA, by JOSIAH ALLEN S WIFE. Mi- IIoli.y spent all last season amid the whirl of fashion at Saratoga, and takes off its follies, tlirtations, low ueek dressing, pug dogs, Ac., in lie inim itable mirth-provoking style. The book is jirofi'.wli/ MuitmU'l by orri it, the renowned ar tisi of 1‘nrt. Will sell immensely. Price*-.W. BRIGHT AG BN l> WANTED.' Address HUBBARD BROS., Pubs., Philo. Pa. April 7, 1887— 5t. State of West Virginia, Jefferson County, to-wil: VT Rules held in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit t’otirt of Jefferson Countv, April, 1*87. GERARD I). MOORE, Adin'r d. b. n. c t. a. of Gerard D. Moore, deceased, I’luiutiff, Against JAMES V. MOOREand VincentG. Moore, Dft. The object of this suit is to revive a judg ment in the name of Gerard D. Mooce, Admit • istrator d. b. n. c. t a. of Gerard D Moore, di - ceased, against James V. Moore and Vincent G. Moore obtained by Joint 8. Moore late Ex ecutor of said Gerard it. Moore, deceased, in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, W Va , at the March Term l "77 for (95260 with inter est thereon at (> per cent, per annum from A pril 1*77 until naid and I !>.» costs, on which Execution was issued and returned bv Eugene Baker, Sheriff, August 10th, 1*77. "So , rop erty found." It appearing, on 2nd return of the Sheriff filed in this suit, that the Defendant Vincent G. Moore not found. In California on busi ness for the government. He is hereby required to appear within one month after the date of the lirst publication of this order, and do what is necessary to pro tect bis interest in this matter. T. W. LATIMER, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Wm. II. Timms, p q April 7. I*s7—4t. Free Press Fee, (<1.71. PUBLIC SALE. rilHE undersigned will sell at public auction L Moore, 4 miles north of Charlestown, On T/iurmlai/, the 21>/ </oy <;/ Aj>ril, 1**7, the foil Jwing personal property, viz Piv< * NI ilch ()ows, 4 brood sows, 1 boar and 15 shouts, wagons, 10 HEAD YOUNG CATTLE 1 cart, l water car and barrels, 1 Champion reaper and mower combined. I Willoughby drill, l horse r.tke, 1 Dayton, I falling top t>ug gy, barshear, single and double sh >vel plows and 2 barrows. Gearing for four horses, com plete, plow-gears, bridles. 2 sets double har ness, 2 sets single harness. One Wheat Kan, i nm-viumiun, silicic ucv», ii.nr, shovels ami mattocks, 1 two hors-'and 1 single sleigh and bells. 1 eider press and many other things not necessary to mention. Seventy-five Barrels of Corn. TERMS OP SALE.—Sums of $10.00 and un der cash—over $10.00 a credit of six months, purchaser giving negotiable note, with approv ed sucurity, with interest from date, payable at the Rank of Charlestown, W Va. M. M. MOORE, Admx. of Jno. S. Moore, dec’d. It. IIepledowcr, Auctioneer. Apr. 7. 1»»7—3t. FIFTH CALL FOK $14,000 b FEB CENT Jefferson County Bonds. Charlestown, W. Va., March 21st, ls*7. N'OTICE is hereby given that the principal and accrued interest of the bonds herein below named will be paid at the Treasurer's office of Jefferson County. W. Va., iu Charles town, \V. Va., On the 30th day of .ij-rif, 1887, and that the interest on said IKinds will lease on that day, viz: Jefferson County Ronds 0 tier cent, bonds i-sued to the Hhehandoah Val iev Railroad Company, numbered as follows: No. 212 $1,000 " 213 $1,000 *• 214 $1,000 “ 215 $1,000 *' 216 $1,000 '* 217 $1,000 " 218 $1,000 “ 219 $1,000 “ 220 $1,000 - 221 $1,000 “ 222 $1,000 “ 223 $1,000 ** 224 $1,000 *• 225 $1,000 Total, $11,000 Should the holders wish bonds paid in Haiti more. please address me at Cumberland Md., is early as possible. As all of the Jefferson County 6 |>er cent. Muds issued to the Hlienandoah Valiev Rail •oad have been called, the holders of the same tre requested to present at the office of the bounty Treasurer for payment, a-' they are tearing no interest. I). ANNAN. Agent for Jefferson Countv, W. Va. March 24, 1887-6L rPiiR und 1 parouont to a docrao of the Circuit t of Jefferson County. West Va , ju the chan- . ry cause of John W. Kennedy mid wile vs. < Moore and others, rendered mi tin- it;t|, «|;M „f February 1**7— will offer at public s.de in front of the Court House In t'liarli town, West Va .on FRIDAY, Mill DA V OF 1/7.7/, I**; the following real estate belonging t.. the estate of Thomas Itutlierfurd, deed, via: Tlie HOUSE ANI) LOT adjoining the resideii e of Clem Moore in Charlestown. Said lot contains ONE ACRE OP GROUND, a line garden . ihade trot and valuable fruit,a large and excellent cistern, stable amt corn house and a kitchen with servants' room above, with meat house adjoining huilt of brick and covered w till slate. The dwelling is substantially huilt ol brick It inch walls and lias a slate roof. Contains eight rooms, with pantry on lirst Hour and linen closet above—und excellent cellars, well ventilated. TERMS OF SALK as prcscrilxsl by said di me:—One third of tlii- purchase money in cash, or such larger sum as tin- purchaser may desire to pay—and the residue in two equal instalments at one and two years from the day of sail- -said deferred payments to hear inter est from the day of sale -purchaser giving hi* bond therefor. Title to lie withheld until the entire purcha-c money is paid and u convey* •nee directed by the Court. Five thousand dollars of the purchase mot ry will Ik- left a* a lien on the land for the term of live year, in favor of Mrs. Kate lb Moore. Inlerc-t on same pavaiiic wtui annually JNO W.'KENNEDY. CLEON Moore. S W WASHINGTON, GEO. HAYI.OR, Special ('ommissi.mers. IIi:i i.i now kk A Am.i ksoh, Auctioneers. , Statx ok West Viboinia, County «>f Jefferson, to wit I In the Clerk's office of the fit tit Court. I hereby certify that Cle.-n Moore, one of the Coiumixdotien in the above named - mix I has given bond in accordance with ilecree of Kith day of February, 1**7 T. W. LATIMER. < lerk ^®~Sale t > Ix-giu at II o'clock, a in. March 31, 1**7—2t. Free Press Fee, 10,32. Commissi nrr's .Vo/ire. IS tlie Circuit Court of Jefferson County, W. Va. In term Wednesday, Feb Kith J**7. JOHN \\ . KENNEDY, et al. Plaintiff*. Aminst < LEON MOORE, et al. Defendant*. IN CHANCERY. Extract from decree: “Ami -aid Commissioner Kcardey i- also or dered to take an account of the debt* dm- by R D. Rutherford one of the aforc-tid heirs and audit such as are properly proven In-fore linn iiiHi ar»* liciiH #m hi* interest iii *»ai«! mil estate according to tlicir priorities and rejiort the name to the next term of this court." NOTICE. Parties interested in the altove recited cause are hereby notified that i shall proceed to exe cute the same ut my office in <'linrlestown .IctTerson Comity, West Va, on Thnrx lay, ’ April tlie 14th, 1887. CKO. W. T. KEAR8LKY, Commissioner. NOT It E TO MEN HOLDERS. To all |»ersons holding liens by judgment or otherwise on the real estate or airy part there of of R 0. Rutherford : in pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, made it: a cause therein |<eiiding to subject the real estate of the - ml It. I». Rutherford to the satisfaction of 1 ; liens threon,/on are herehv required to pre sent all claims held by you and each of you against the said R. II. Rutherford which are liens on hi.* real estate or any part of it. for adjudication to meat my office In Charlestown, West Virginia, on or liefore the Nth day of April, 18*7. Given under mv hand thi- 5:hdav of March. 18X7. GBO. to. T KKAKRLKV. Com r March 10, ih*7—.it. Free Prc»s Fee, $lg.5s. State of West Virginia. County of Jefferson, set: In the County Court February Term. I **7. At a Term of the t.'ouuty Court of said Coun ty begun and held February Ittli. 1**7. A rejiort of the account of Geo W. T. Kears ley and S. W. Wysong, Administrators of E» rom Slifcr. and of the demands against *aid decedent's e-'ate, mud<fby Comrt'leon M sire, having Isc-en tiled in the Clerk’s Office of this County in accordance with the provisions of Chapter x7 of the Code as amended and enact ed bv < aptcr 0*. Acts of IsxJ. and more than two years having elapsed since the qualifica tion of said jier-onal representative*. On motion of John \v. Klifer. Mi-s. Ann V Shaw and Martin L A halt distributees of «ml decedent, the Court doth order that the credi tors of said Esroiu Slifer’s estate, if any there !»-. do appear before this court on the /mi day of May, lx*7. to show cause, if tiny <an. against the payment and delivery of the estate of said decedent to hi* distributees. It is fur ther ordered that copies of this order In- pub lished and ported a* presHbed by 8ec. -'ll.<Ttap Ox of the Acts of Isx2, A Copy—Teste. T. A. MOORE, Clerk. Feb. Jt. 1‘•87-48 . Free l-r.-* F«r. ft* Vl'CTlOX 8oap only 5 cents a cake. I.urgc-t ••ake oti earth for the money. 0. D. EB^ •