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Charlestown, Jefferson Coantj, Wtit Ya
TCKSD1I X0KKI56. ftCTOBKK 2?, 1S76.
IATIOSAL DEMOCRATIC TI KF,T.
For President ot the United States,
Samuel J. Tilden,
Of New York,
Thomas A. Hendricks,
For Electors at Large,
WM II. TItAVRRS, of Jeffeiaon county.
NICHOLAS FITZHUGH, of Kanawha co.
First District?j II. GOOD.
Second District?D. li LUCAS.
Third District?A. PEYSER.
For Congress?2d District,
B. F. MARTIN, of Taylor county.
WEST VIRGINIA IN THE VAN."
Never in her political history did West Vir
ginia strike a braver blow fur the cause of
constitutional, and pure government, than
she did on the 10th of October, 1876 Iler
importance sa an October State early pre
sented itself to the Republican leaders. No
effort was spared, on their part, to seduce her
from the path of duty. Money was freely in
traduced here, and liberally expended. If
she bad betrayed her trust, and gone Repub
lican. she and Ohio would more than have
neutralized the moral effect of the vote in
Indiana. Sho had cad her vote for Grant in
1863, and again in 1872. She was always
considered strictly loyal to the Federal Gov
ernment. Ohio was the residence of Ilayea.
and Indiana of Hendricks. West Virginia
?lone, of the three states, could be considered
beyond the range of personal influences, and
hence the most important, as an indication of
the drift of popular sentiment. She has
vpoken, and in no equivocal terms. Without
any inspiration save their own patriotic im?
pulses, and without contiibutions or aid from
any extraneous source, the Democrecy ol this
proud little State have risen to the height of
the grand argument, and achieved an over
whelming victory. Hereafter West Virginia
must be considered an important factor in the
solution of every political problem of a na
tional character. Her Democracy can claim
recognition in every cancus or council where
national affairs are considered. Tbey have
now the crown of victory. They can say
when Mr. Tilden is elected, as he surely will
be, that they led tho van, and directed the
instincts of the people into the channel of a
victorious national reformation. On, then, to
the front. West Virginians ! Let November's
achievement far outrun October's promise.
THE CONGRESSIONAL ISSUE.
As ? State exchange rcmirks, the great
question in regard to the election of Con
gressman as of paramoant and vital necessity
to the hardened people, is that of retrench
ment The Republican party opposed it en
mine in the present Congress. The Dem
ocrats favored it. Hence 110 Republican
?hould be elected to Congress. Reform, re
trenchment. low taxes, better times?these
?il coma through a Democratic administration
To secure them a Democratic Congress must
be elected. The friends of economical ad
ministration everywhere should bear this in
mind. West Virginians should remember it
Whilst Col. Ward H. Lamon is a clever gen
tleman personally, and all that, yet he is a
Republican, a member of the party of ex
travagance and corruption, and to that extent
favors all the iniquities with which the
present administration has been charged.?
On the other hand the Hon. R. F .Martin is
the candidate of the party whose House of
Representatives has already at one stroke re
duced the national expenditures thirty miU
lions of tloUitrt, and that he will unite io fol
lowing up the same policy no one for a mo
ment doubts. The people are vitally inter
ested io patting an end to the squandering of
their money, and Mr. Martin will aid in doing
KEEP THE BALL~BOLLING!
We understand that the Kxecutive Com
mittee have invited a number of distinguished
speakers to address the people of this county
between this and the seventh of November
Hod. Henry G. Davis and Hon. Joseph
Sprigg will speak to-day, (Tuesday,) in
Oharlestown. at 2 o'clock, and io Harper's
Farry at 7* o'clock, P. M. Hon. R. T. Mer
rick. Hon. Charles J. Faulkner and others
liave been invited, and are expected to ad
dress our people upon occasions hereafter to
be announced. Let all these distinguished
orators be greeted with large and enthusiastic
The Centennial Commission adheres to its
determination to close the exhibition on the
10th day of November, and exhibitors will,
therefore, be at liberty to commence the re
moval of their goods ou the morning of the
11th of November, in accordance with the
regulations. In order to permit persons to
eater the groaads and buildings to receive
articles wbicb were 6old to be delivered at the
close of the exhibition, and to afford exhibitors
bb opportunity to dispose of unsold articles,
?n admission fee of fifty cents will be charged
during the week following the close of the
?xfrtt>itioD, and as long thereafter as the di
rector general may deem Decessary and ex
pedient for the interest of the exhibitors.
THE VOICE OF WEST VIRGINIA.
The anticipations of the Republican leaders,
and the prophecies.of the Republican press
in regard to the Octobcr elections, not being
confirmed by their results, a change of tho
plan of their campaign was rendered in
evitable. As one of its indications, the proc
lamation of the President against the free
dom of elections in South Carolina is prom
inent. If we do not mistake the desperate
character of its leaders, it is but the beginning
of a policy which they intend to extend in
definitely against the South, unless public
opinion shall be so emphatio in its condemna
tion that they dare not tamper with it.
Although the cry of a solid South is tho
staple of the average Radical orator of the
North, the class who most rely on its effi
ciency in exciting Northern passions and I
Northern apprehensions, intend to use all the ]
machinery of the Government, and all they
can purloin from the treasury and assess (
against public officials to frighten, purchase
and defraud the people of the States of Louis
iana, North Carolina'and Florida. Nothing j
that the experienced and invective rascals of |
their organization can develope against the
purity and the freedom of the ballot, will be
left undone. On the stump in New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut, and the Northwest,
they tell the people that the South is solid
aud that it endangers the retention and
preservation of the principles settled by the
war?and in the South wherever any of these
lesions of villanies, in whioh these prominent j
charactcrs are deeply learned, oan be safely
adopted, they aro now plying them with an
energy and audacity that .exhibits a despera
tion and recklessness never before exhibited
in a political contest on this continent.
Before the olection in Octobcr the Rad
ical press and tho Radical orators wore claim
ing West Virginia as a State certain to elect
Gen. Guff, and certain to vote for Hayes and
Wheeler. They confessed that, pending a
contest, the most terrible of hiflory, between
the Union and Secession forces, that West
Virginia, as a State, t-tood by the Union, and
that although her people were bound to the
old State by almost every social tie and every
consideration of personal interest, that a ma
jority rose above them and subordinated
everything for the love of tho old flag, and
what from their standpoint they considered
public duty. Since Octobcr these same
orators and presses are declaring that West
Virginia is a startling evidence of a Southern
conspiracy to restore Southern ideas and
seouro Southern ascendancy, whon they know
that in almost all her valleys, and her almost
inaccessible mountains, the Union sentiinont
pieponderatcd and controlled ; that she was a
barrier against Confederate invasion of Ohio
in the West, and Pennsylvania and Maryland
in the North, that was recognised as insur
mountable by Confederate leaders; and know
that their right to the claim of loyalty is not
mere lip service, but has been purchased by
the most terrible and trying sacrifices.
West Virginia repudiates the Radical party
for the reason that, iustead of union and har
mony, they have for years been appealing to
the worst passions to sectionalizc the cnuntfy,
that the peace of Appomattox ought to have
settled forever. Repudiates the Radical party
for the reason that she is Democratic in prin
ciple, and, therefore, views with alarm the
centralizing tendencies and unlicensed exer
oise of authority that is justified and de
fended by their leaders. Repudiates Rad
icalism for tho reason that the crying neces
sity of the hour is honesty and economy in
the administration of public affairs, whilo she
has witnessed a whole people daily growing
poorer, and public officials growing in num
ber, wealth and power ; has witnessed an ad
ministration justly assailed for corruption, and
its highest officials subject to the grossest sus
picion of complicity ; has witnessed the per
petration of carpet-bag power in the South
by tho ualiwfu! uso of tho military force of
tho country, when no respectable man of any
party was unaware that tho men in authority
were little better than a gang of highway
robbers; has witnessed, and be it said in
shame, the immediate friends and confidants
of the highest official in our country eubjcctcd
to the penalties of common malefactors, and
knows that his circlo of iramediate.friends is
depleted by the cell of the penitentiary.
West Virginia demands a free Government,
she demands our union of fraternity and law,
she demands that honorable men shall be the
recipients of public favor, and that economy
in the administration of public affairs shall be
enforced in every department. State and Na
tional. This is the cause of her verdict in
October, and we do not doubt that it will be
affirmatively responded to all over this broad
land, North aud south.
YOUR DUTY IN NOVEMBER.
We appeal solemnly and earnestly to every
man who voted on the 10th of October, to go
forward and vote again on the 7th of Novem
ber. Do Dot stay at home. The occasion is>
a much more argent one. The appeal to your
patriotism is, il possible, stronger. You have
elected a Governor, and thus secured your
own tranquility and advantage for tlio next
four years. Hut your sister States are inter
ested, as well as your own State, in the Pres
idential contest. The Federal Government,
as now conducted, by improvident and ex
travagant administration, overrides all the ad
vantages ol State cconomy. Go to the polls
on the 7th of November, and let your national
action respond to your State enthusiasm.?
Every man who stays away from tho polls is
We observe from the official vote of Ka
nawha county that E. Willis Wilson, E*q ,
(formerly of Harper's Ferry.) elected to the
Legislature from that oounty, received a larger
vote than any other candidate on the Dem
ocratic State or county ticket, with the ex
ception of Messrs. Miller and White, candi
dates for Auditor and Attorney General.?
Mr. Wilson, who has been but for a short
time a citixen of Kanawha, and is but a
young man, must feel .himself highly flattered
by this vote.
As anticipated, President Grant has yield
ed to political pressure and issued a procla
mation stating that "it has been satisfactorily
shown to him that insurrection and domestic
violence exist in several countics of the State
of South Carolina, and that in tnony couoties
of the same State combinations of armed or
ganizations known as rifle clubs ride up and
down by day and night, murdering some
peaceable citizens and intimidating others,"
aud he therefore, in pursuance of the author
ity vested in him undec the constitution,
"commands all such persons to disperse and
retire peaceubly to their homes within three
days, and he invokes the aid and co-operation
of all good citizens of the State to uphold
the laws and preserve the public peace." A
military order has also been issued putting
federal troops in the field for use in case those
awful rifle clubs refuse to dry up and blow
away, and bodies of soldiers are already on
their way to that Stato.
As the Now York San pointedly says,
there is no evidence before tho country to
sustain the pretext upon which Grant issues
his proclamation to the pe. ple of South Car
He says that insurrection exists there ; but
his proclamation contains the first news of it.
The term insurrection is not one of vague im
port, but of a definite iLeaning, involving re
volt, rebellion, or violent and organized up
rising against the authority. No such state
of things exists in South Carolina. There
has been no attack upon the State Govern
ment, no resi.-tance to Federal law, no defiance
of tho judicial jower, nothing that can be re
garded as in any way revolutionary.
Again, Graut says there are "certain com
binations iu the State that cannot be control
led or suppressed by the ordinary course of
justice." There is no evidence whatever to
support this. Had there beuu, lie Could
have pointed to >be times and places when
and where the course of justice has been in
tcrferred with or thwarted. He could have
mentioned the counties or localities, and giv
en some indication of the nature aud extent
of tho resistance.
1 hus the proclamation is destitute of any
justifiable basis whatever.
The mendacious assertions with which the
proclamation opens were made merelv as a
show of regard for that part of the Constitu
tion which warrants the use of military force
by tho Executive.
Grant oalls upon the insurrectionary popu
lation to submit themselves to the laws and
constituted authorities. That they will con
tinue to do this, we have not a doubt. That
they will conform to the terms of the procla
mation is beyond question. Even the 60
called "Kiflo Clubs" will be disbanded.
Wade Hampton and other leaders of the op
position to Chamberlain have already request
ed tho men-hers of these clubs to disband.
A large additional force of Federal troops
has already been ordered into tho State by
tho War Department. We predict that they
will meet with nothing in the shape of resist
ance from the'?citizens of South Carolina,,
though attempts to stir it Up will doubtless he
made by demagogues in their own interest
and for electioneering purposes.
In a speech made at Chester, 8. C , on
Saturday week, Gen. Hampton said : "Gov
ernor Chamberlain may bring all the infantry
and artillery in the United States armv, and
station a company at every poll, and it will
not change one single vote in South Carolina.
We welcome the United Stares troops. We
desire a peaceful and a fair election, and they
will give it to us ; and, furthermore, they
will see for themselves that the people of
South Carolina aro for peace ; that we have
been infamously slandered by an unscrupu
lous demagogue ; that wo are but struggling
for good and honest government, for free
thought, free speech and free men."
THE CAUSE OF OUR SUCCESS.
And now tliat the smoke has clearod away,
we may ask oursolves, how the result in West
Virginia has been accomplished 1 A brief
retrospect of the campaign will furnish the
When the State Convention met in Charles
ton in June last, there was disclosed an im
perious. urgent, and resistless popular pressure
in the direction of harmony. Qaestions of
local irritation were introduced, but they were
immediately drowned under a flood of indig
nant protost. Issues of subordinate impor
tance, compared with the great problems of
pacification and reform, wore strenuously in
sisted on, but the sound conservatism of roa
turer judgment banished them from the Stato
platform. In a word, there prevailed a spirit
of concession?of elevation?and eulightened
judgment, which laid tha foundations, broad
and deep, of our future success, and ultimate
victory. As long as the aspirations ot a party
are pure and patriotic, and its leaders are calm
and thoughtful, so long will harmony prevail,
and with harmony, the ultimate victory of the
right is inevitable
X37"" The New York ?xpre*? is quite right
when it says: "The free mountain air from
West Virginia has so invigorated the people
there that they have rolled up a majority of
not less than ten thousand, with the prospect
that it will bo from three to five thousand
A little "Peter Cooper" sheet has been
issued at Charleston, in this State, and we
have a copy of it before us, containing the
name of Mr. Thomas Lock, of this county, as
one of the cooper and Cary electors. Mr.
Lock, we apprehend, will not accept.
The Martinsburg Independent came to us
last week devoid of its usual special page de
voted to the advocacy of Kepublicanism.?
The decided events of the 10th of October
must have bad something to do with this
At the recent Winchester Fair Mr. D F.
Shoemaker, of this county, was awarded a
diploma for best clover huller and cleaner,
special notice for hay loader (Foust's), and a
premium for Aldcrney heifer pf 1874.
* By invitatitti of the Chairman of tho Dem
ocratic-Couservative County Executive Com
Hon. Henry G. Davis
Hon. Joseph Sprigg
will address the peopleof CF1ARLESTO
On Tuesday, the 24th instant,
at 2 o'clock, P. M., and at HARPER'S
FERRY at 7^o'clock, the same eccning.
Musio at the Charlestown meeting by the
Mechanics' Silver Cornet Band.
WHO ARE THE GUILTY ONES?
By reference t3 the election returns of this
county it wilWfce^een that, with a single ex
ception, the vote cast for the entire Repub
lican State ticket at Charlestown precinct was
225, thus showing pretty conclusively that
these figures represent the strict party vote
cast here. By going a little farther we find
that Mr. BiiluyLer, candidate for State Sen
ator, received 246 votes in Charlestown, or
21 votes more than his party strength The
only deductioi^Fto be made from these figures,
therefore, is that these 21 votes were cast by
men professing to be Democrats. Ticenty
one Democrat In Charlestown District mini
with secret biiftols for a Republican camliilote
for Senator ; far a mnn with a political reoord
that will not fear scrutiny ; voted to elect a
State Senator whose vote miiilit have decided
the majority in the next United States Senate,
in favor of a continuance of all the corrup
j tions with which the country is now oppressed.
The blush ol shame should mantle the checks
of those who have been thus recreant to their
party, and sought beneath tho covett of a
secret ballot to give it a stab that they would
j shriuk from in the broad light of day. It
has been with reluctance that we have thus
called attention lu our editorial columns to
what we regard "as a disgrace to the Dem
ocratic-Conservative party of oar own district,
but we do it for a good purpose. Col. Ward
il. Lamun, the Republican candidate for Con
gross. is well kuywu and pcnsonally popular
iu Jefferson, and whilst ne have nut the
slightest duubt^hat Hon. B. F. Martin, his
opponent, will oarry the county by from ten
to twelve hundred majority, yet there may be
a few of our party who are disposed to vote
for Col. l^tmoo on the ground of personal
friendship. If thero be oue^euch we ask him,
for the honor of his party aud district, to do
no such thing. Let the part lines be drawu,
and every vi.to possible iu JefFes >n be polled
on the 7th of November fur T[ LI).EX and
HEN'DRICKs^MARTlN and REl'ORM
THE COLORED VOTE.
It in quite certain that the whito and
colored voter* and citizens of the South niu-t
remain side by side. The question then is
whether they shall act together, nud in friend
ship, or whether they shall rruiaiu apart, ai d
be enemies. To this question there is but
one answer?in thf em/, they will act together.
Association, cliuihte, locality, will determine
this matter.Y_5l'V-(5("n .years, from this date,
every colored man in West Virginia will
tecognizo the fact that his true interest lies
with the interest and destiny of his own sec
tion, and that all the pretended'y disinterested
friendship of his Northern frieods will end
in mockery, as a simitar philanthropic pre
tense has done in the case of the Iudiaos.?
The beet thing (or the colored man to do is
to inquire who employs and encourages him,
and to act with his own section. The mo
ment his Southern white neighbor rccoguizes
him as a free intelligent agent, and furnishes
him with the pabulum of thought and reflec
tion, that moment the eolorcd voter will vote
right. Ilenee, mid 111 proof of this view, we
find that: "The Democratic Union of colored
people in Richmond has become one <T the
most formidab'e organizations in the Old
Dominion. It has three hundred members
and auxiliary uq:oos in Norfolk, Petersburg,
Lynchburg, Danrille, Fredericksburg, I5,.y
kins' Dcpo', Xfer-t I'oint, Williamsburg.
Charluttsvillc, Sauss'ss, one in Ilauover
county and two in Henrico county. The
utiion has out Mtssrs. ])inigee, Combs, Giles
H. Jackson and A. Hopkins, ail fine speakers,
as agents to orgaiize sub-unions, and they are
meeting with gnat success The headquarters
at Richmond areolwsys open, well supplied
with newspaperslod documents, and the offi
cers uiakeaspeciti'y of disseminating through
out the ?tito the record of the Frcedman's
Hank and other uatter affecting the colored
Romance ontiie Kail.? On one of the
Pennsylvania trans, on Thursday of last week,
was a family witl who?e life is associated an
interesting histoy. The Aitoona ^/iri-or re
late* it thus : Jrs. Ford resides in Illinois
and was on her war, with two children, to the
Centennial. Sotie three years ago she and
her husbaud liada difficulty which resulted j
in their separatim. He quit the neighbor
hood in which h: resided with her and took
up his abode in Vew Orleans The wile in
the meantime lied io entire ignorance of her j
husband's where:bouts, not supposing that a
reunion would e'er be effected. When the
train arrived it the depot here the lady
alighted from th: car and partook of some re
freshments. Wien about to take her place
on the car agaiuhet eyes met those of a gen
tleman standingjn the platform whom she at
once recognized ?s her husband. The recog
nition was mutut. The memories of the hap
py days of old ome back to both of them, a
cordial re-uniootook place in the cars and
they proceeded ?astward together.
A Recooniton of Gov. Hexdiucks'
Services.?Liejt. Gov. Dorsheimer, of New
York made a spech at Rochester on Thurs
day evening, in ?bich he said the Democratic
victory id Indina was due to no one person
more than Gov tlendrieks. who, he said, had
been in the frori of the battie, devoting his
time, his great tlents. and his energy to the
strife, speaking lay after day, and often twice
a day, renderinsdevoted service to the coun
try and to the &mocratio party.
There ws a girl in oar town and she
was wondrous Itne, she ran a heavy sewing
machine from wiich the trouble came, but
when she saw hiw lame she was with all her
mitrht and mainjshe bought a new "Domes
tic" and wae sooi a!! right again.
TEE CALL TO ARMS.
Congratulatory to the Democracy of
West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. .
To the People of the Uuiltil State* :
Feli.ow-Citizens :?We congratulate you
as patriots, a* partakers with us in the com
mon destiny of American Irecroen, upon the
results of the October State elections. We
rejoice io the victory which the people's bal
lots have bes-towed upon the friends of reform
in the valley of the Ohio, where the Repub
lican hosts had an overwhelming ascendency
in every Presidential election since 1S5G.
We rejiice in the assurance these elections
convey that your ballots will bestow decisive
majorities to the allied forces of Democracy
and Reform in the November elections
throughout the Union. ll*u we rrjoice not
as partisans; we r;joice with juu as fellow
And when the decision of this week of one
million voters along the valley of the Ohio
shall be ratified Dext month, by the fiat of
eight million voters throughout the whole
Republic, we shall still rejoice, chiefly for
the reason that not one of its citizens can
miss of an equal share with us who are Dem
ocrats, in the political peace and good will
which will theo and there be established
among all sections, races, clashes and condi
tions of men, and in the prosperity of which
political peace, based on equal rights and fra
ternal good will, is the"first condition.
Upon the three States of. West Virginia.
Ohio and Indiana, were concentrated all the
influence of the Administration, all their ef
forts, and all the vast sums of money forced
from the one hundred thousand officeholders
of the parry in power.
Theso were fearful odds, not again to be
contended agaiustso concentrated : fur in t' o
November elections the contest will be in
every one of thirty-eight States upon the
Nevertheless, against these odds the Dem
ocrats and Reformers of West Yirgjnia and
Indian* have been victorious, aud iu Ohio
they have all but rescued a State hitherto
deemed hopeless, and have created au assur
ance of victory iu November.
If it falls to our lot as a National D.'mo?
cratic Committee to congratulate the people
of the Uniou upon this victory in the first
battle ol the roform campaign, it is onlv be
cause Democrats have been honored to he the
leaders ol the people in the work of national
The victory won, the victory still to be
won, will be a deliverance as much to Repub
licans as to Dtmoerats.
The patriotic masses of the Republican
party may be thankful that the misdeeds of
their unw orthy leaders have been rebuked,
at. J are to he arrested. The suffering whites
of the South may lilt up their heads to greet
the dawn of a better day for them a? well as
| the nation at large. The colored citizen may
share the general joy that ho will soon cease
to be th? stock in trade of corrupt politician*,
but shall enj iy his rightful liberties and his
; equality belore the law amid universal good
As for the Reform Democracy, to wboop
standard victory has been tied, with all her
garlands on, it only remains for thetn to wel
come every ally, every friend, elo-e up the
ranks and press on. shoulder to shoulder, un
der the banner and with oue watchword,
Fellow eit:z?ns : l'cace between all sec
tions; Prosperity in ail our homes ; of these
you have been for years deprived by the mis
taken solicitudes ol patriotic Republicans,
played npon by selfi-h and corrupt leaders
who have kept lantvng'tho dying nutters of
civil strife in order to escape inspect on of tl e
trusts which they have betrayed.
For eleven years you have had the name
of peace. At oo time bavo you had the sub
stance of pence. In lieu thereof v-u have
h:id the grinding "xation and wasteful expen
diture of war. Just before every election
every year you have had the preaching of a
new crusade against a section utterly defeated
in war. aud anxious only to be completely ro
conciled in peace.
For eleven years tho power of the mpn
who have seized away the control ol their par
ty from the hands of its statesmen and found
ers has been supreme in almost every depart
ment of the Federal government.
Discarding the bore of prolonging their
domination by beneficent public measures,
they have created and trafficked npon public
calamities. The policy they adopted has
been worked out. Its failure has been abso
In place of past performances these samo
corrupt and .-elfi-h leaders now pp-ITer prom
ises already broken 03 their titles to fui^ber
Ili.ing prostrated our manifold indnstries
by the vast aggregates ami the worst methods
of Federal taxation, they now again solicit
your confidence as ilic instruments of retrench
ment and reform.
Having debauched the public service, and
having just now, in the face of open day. as
sessed their army of a hundred thousand of
fice-holders? the people's servants?paid by
the people's taxes?in order to create im
mense corruption funds to frustrate the peo
ple's will, they now profess to be the cham
pions of civil service reform. Having im
posed upon the Southern States the rapaoity,
fraud and plunder of the carpet-baft govern
ments, having almost ruined the prosperity
of the North by destroying the prosperity of
the South, having created terror and uncer
tainly iD all the productive industries of the
South, which furnish most of the exports of
our whole country, keep in motion the com
merce and manufactories of the North and
Ka.-t, and furnish a market for the agrieultu
ral produot? of the West, they now propose.
113- renewal of the seme fatal policy, to pro
long their own power in the hope of conceal
in? their misdeeds, and for this purpose they
do net hesitate to renew the cry of intoler
ence ; to revive the dying memories of fra
ternal strife, and io appeal to the fears and
prejudices of the timid and the ignorant.
Follow-Citiacns: These men and their
measures have been completely tried and
have completely failed. An oppressive taxa
tion, an exhausted South, and impoverished
North, a fluctuating currency, the enterprises
of an industrious people locked fast in the
paralysis of hard times?such is the outcome
of their political policy, such are the achieve
ments of thtir long supremacy. Your bal
lots io November can alone dictate a change
of measures and a change of men. Shall
not the uprising of patriotism along the val
ley of the Ohio go on to a complete aod
beneficial revolution in the administration of
the government of tho United States ?
Will you not, by the voice of overwhelm
iog majorities at the polls, proclaim your in
vincible faith, and after all these years of cor
ruption aod passion, in the high immortal
principles of government by the people for
the people, io simple honesty aod strict econ
omy, as the supreme wisdom of public policy,
in justice as the mother of power, aod in civil
freedom as the be-all and the end-all of a
true Republican nationality.
Will you not build up a new prosperity for
all the people on tbe old foundations of Amer
ican self-government, oo peace, reconciliation
an J lratrroity between all sections, ?ll classes
apd alt races embraced witbio oar system cf
American couiiuonwealths ; on frugally ?nd
economy in ail governneots ; on honesty and
purity of administration, and having lost your
prosperity through governmental misrule, re
gain that prosperity through governmental
reform ? We commit thi.t great issue to the
intelligence and conscience of the American
people, with an unfaltering trust in the wis
dom and jj>t:ee of their decision.
Hy order of the National Democratic Com
mittee. Akka.m S. IIkwitt,
Fredrick O Pbincb,
Ntw York, Oct. 13, 1876.
PEN, IKK. AND SCISSOBS.
? It is stated that Secretary of the Trea
sury Morrill h*R determined to run against
Mr. liluinc fur the vscaut Maine Senatorship.
? Francis I*. lJlair died on Wednesday,
at his residence. Silver Springs, Montgomery
county. Md., at the advauced age of eighty
? Gen. lSutler, in his speech at Andovcr,
Mass., on the 13th instaur, said : -'The elec
tions of the past week show that there is to
he a contest ut the most deter mined charac
ter; a contest which is doubtful. I say it
Iraukly, Mr Tildeu's election is not impossi
ble ; nav, not improbable."
? The Indianapolis ^Indiana) AVirx, a re
publican paper, declares that the defeat of the
republican party iu that Stale in the recent
e eetion was "due to Grantism in the main "
It cay* the "party was too heavily handicap
ped by the administration ; it had an old man
of the sea to carry, and the load was too
? In response to an inquiry frotn ci-Gov
ernor l)ts, Mr .John Foley has writteu a let
ter of considerable lenuth, stating that the
reform movement of 1871 n^ain^t the Tam
many Ring had Governor Tiiden's cordial co
operation from the outset, although Mr. Til
deu, like other competent counsel, was of
opiniou tliut Mr. Foley could not, iu point of
law, maiutsiu his famous injunction suit.
? Mr Kugeue liaker, who removed from
Caroline county, Va., to Jefferson eouuty.
West Va , a few years ago,'received the Dem
ocratic nomination for Ilign Sheriff of the
county a !f\v weeks ajro He had as his op
ponent an Independent Democrat of very de
cided populanty, hut was elected by a major
ity of nearly IWIU ! It was indeed a high
compliment, hut those who know Mr. liaker
hear testimony to his fi'ie character.? 1'rri/c?
rirf.'*bnr.j ( Ya.y Iftrttftf.
? The official vote in the recent election
in Ohio fcrifea Barnes. Ueptihlican, for ere
tary of State, a m?j ?r".ty of over Hell,
Democrat, and a tu j?r ty of 4,(547 over oil
opposition, in a total voter.! 031.065, the
Ur^e^t vo?e ev??r ea*t in ihe State. In a poll
of 029,259 on the congressional vote the tua
joriiy against the Kcpuhlieann is 179, despite
which tliey eleet twelve of the twenty Con
gressmen. a re-?t>l? achieved hy the arrange*
ment of the ('??? jresMonal dislritts hy a Ke~
p'lhhcan Legislature i:> the iuifrtsih ol that
? The ? ffie:al m: j -r'ty in Indiana for Wil
liams. Democrat, for Governor over Harrison,
liepuhl c n, is 5.119. Tie li^jrisl-if r-j will
8*and : Senate ? Republicans 23. Democrats
2o. Indep<nicr> a 2 IIoiit?ilctub ?
}>emoers*s -45, Independents 2, j^ivinjf
the Republicans a m*?j.?rity of two on joint
1 allot. On Congressmen th?i D tnorrat* have
a total n?*j ?ri?y of ahnat 7,'< 0, v hi'e the
candidate f? ?r superintendent ?.f wib'ic tnr-truc
tion is ro-elec'^.i hy about I'1 O00 major ty.
The re t of th" T>-'mofr?tic*^tntT tieliiA ifikU
between 7.('00 n ft * i S.O(M) n?nj ?riry.
l'??ricp.T Hooks, Albums, Html Mirror*,
Ink Stand', Paper Wo*i?hts, *J..mbs and
ttru-hes?new m ck ju.il in?at ?JilhertV
L)rn_^ Store. [I-irp? rV I'Vrrv v
I'sf. I.asuot's* liotanic Hitters for Dy-pepsis,
Loss of Appetite, I'crangPiiirnt of the L'vcr.
Indigestion. ?5re. F.ir sale at Gilbert's Drug
Store. Harper's Ferry. *
H A U K I K D.
Af the Knifi- nn.T' Cnnrcli in ('liarlfsfoivn. "*?
o.-f(,h..r in . IH.Ti. !?v lt.-v. Wrn. II.
M?*?He. ROISKHT THOMP-ON* J * SPEIl, of ?h
U. S. N;?v\. anil DZ/fE (?RAV, daugnter ?;f
Mr. J.?hn Selileti. of this ronatv.
In Kali;.rn<t.-1, October 1 Ot!? ? 1870. nt t''<5 r??i
rtence i'f the bride's cran'lfnth^, Charh h
Tiionji?con ? F-q.. l?v tf?.? R.?v. .1 Can*i>!*ell Fair.
I). H. L\NK mrrLKK. voiuiiri vt hom ofc. T.
Bull. !. E*q.. of thi* eonniy. to Muh MAKY EL
IjA M ATH !OT. of H;?l| miore No e:ir,l?
D I F I) .
At h?T re*jdniT? in rt inMbtirg, a few il.irii
liiiff. Mis WITHF.KOW. wlihitvof flic late l)r
W. P. Witherotr, a^etl about 50 rears.
On the lltli inn*.. near Rome. Oa.. S*llie, j
infant daughter 4?f Shepherd and K:itie Ori.
do-ff. f:.rinei J V of thiHCi>u:it\ . 11 m<?nl hs
Cr-TIIF. CHEAPEST in the wokld.-co
CHEAT HEDK^TION TO CLl'BS.
Postage Pi'rt- Paid to Mail Subscribers.
PETERSON'S MAGAZINE ha* the best Orig
in* St< nrs ff any ??f the'.adr'* b??ol.?*. tne |
b-st Coloied Fusiion Plate*, the l>e?i Kec? iota, j
th* he*t St?*el Enrr.ivI'-cB. Ac., A?*. Every |
'arn:lv otlirbt t?? fake if. It zicts m^rt for Hit tnon*y
than any in the wo*id. It will woutain, next year,
in Us twelve numbers ?
One Thoustiwf I'tiffr*
Four tern Sp/rml ill Steel P'atr* /
Tmelee ( ''third Brrlin Pattern* I
Ticelcc Mammoth Colored, Positions}
Sine //,'rn/rr'l Wood Cut* I
Twenty- pliiir pages nj JJuffc '
It will also give Five Origixal Outright
Kotkv.itt>hv bv Mri. Ann 8. Steuben*. Frank
Ij-e Benedict. Mrs- Frances Hodg?on Burnett.
Marietta R'?lle* . and l.ucv II. Hooper. Also,
nearly a hundred rhort rtoriet^ AIXOI-IOTNAt., by lb?
Dcst authors i f America Its superb
Mammoth Colored Fashion Plates
are ahead of all othe'e. These plates are en
graved on at* el, t? ice the usual *i?~.
1 CRMS (Alttay* in Adeanet) $2 (X) A Ysa*.?
2 copies for 83.60. 2 copies for $*4>0 _with a
cpy of the premium picture (27 x 20' "Corn
wahis's Surrender." a five dollar engraving, to
the person pettwtr nn the Club.
4 c??pies for S6.SO.5 conies !or $^ 00? with *n
extra copy of the Matrnzme for 1877. as a pre
mium. ifi the person retting up the Club.
G copies f??r if 9 GO, 7 copies for ?11 C0.9c?t? es
f??r dl2.5u?wuli both an extra copy of the Ma
gaj:ne for 18.77. and the preuiinm picture. a live
dollar eneraving, to the uerson getting up the
Club- Addrefrs, post-p^if*,
CHARLES J. peterson.
306 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Pa.
Specimen" *ent cratia. it wriitsn for.
rpiTE nndersicned offers for sale?either to be
J. uaid in money, or in exchanir'j lor Timber
oi Stock?htfc New .Sweepstakes Threshing Ma
chine. It is a N?. 1 mrsctiine, aud the best ref
eret'ce will be given as to the work done bv it in
this countv. ltscanacity with Ten horse-power
is GO bnsbels per hour, aud with Steam 80 to 90
O. W. ROWLAND.
October 31, 1576 ? 3t.
IF you want a Cktap pair of Boot* or ?boe?. call
at 8 6. DALGARN'ft
PURE CIDER VINEGAR lor salehy
8n-t 10, l*?t}. T,Q RU?T.
A GENTLEMAN' wisben to disposeof a Val
uable Farm in Cooper county# Missouri.?
Tun tract consists of
Two hundred ucrrs c?f which is Clearwl Land
acd Fifty acresiu TIMBER-allenclosed. There
ia ou the farui a
with Four Rooms and a Kitcheu?bouse nearly
new ; a Cistern at kitcheu door and a Well 111
the \ aid; a new Barn two years old. food
Orchaid for peaoues and apples, and a lenetueofc
Every Field Well Watered.
The laud is'in bicb stale of cultivation, and 40
ai res of Timothy, Fence all new, and farm iu
K<Tbettarin is in a cooil neighborhood, close to
school, (and a Rood one.l and church, and within
three tulles of two railroads-oue leading to
Chicago and the other to St. Louis.
Will be sold i n the iiiosi reasonable terms.?
For further purnculai# enquire at the
BY virtue of a decree euteied at the M?rofr
Term. 1S7G. of the Ciicuit Court of Jeti?r~
bou. we will sell) at Public A uctiou*
be'.onciec to W. SlllKI'EY, hi tu a ted on
the Mniihtit-ld aud Ha i Per'* ?rry Turnpike?
about ltaiir utiles ft out Ciiarlestowu and turee
xroin SmithtU-ld, containing
A LITTLE OYER 23513-4 ACUES,
before the Coui t-llouao, on
WEDXESDA Y% AO YEMBER Uf, 1STG.
The farm in beautifully Ml natanl. level andnenr
Iv square, villi a tine ISiick House ucargtUe
car.ire. Outbuildings ?ood, but not tztra.
Timber Abundant and Flue,
with a very fine OKCHAliJ), nud only one mile
from CameronV on the W.& 1*. Railroad.
Laud anl LlME&'i ONK.uudof tl.e tiucst quality.
THE MOST nESWABr.E FA KM NOtV IX
MAllKLT IX Tub. isil EX AX I) OA U VALLEY.
TERMS.?One-third Cash* and bulancc in two
ouual li.htaluioiits. at one and two years lenpee
tivcly.and both to be evidenced by b"Udi? ef
the purchaser, and secured by iked of trunt ou
DAX'L 11- LIJCAfl.
special c. muiibbiotiiTS.
Geo. VT. iliStiOK.AuciloliVvr.
( October S. l?"6 - d!.
1JEPOBT of tl e condition of tho First Xa
V t.onal Brfuk of Jefl iwiu at Cliarlestowu.
in me Mate ot West Virginia* ut Ild oioae of
busiuebH October '2. Ib7t>:
Loans and Discount* $?4,630 67
tlTcrdrafu 18 6$
U. 5*. Hjdui to 8ecure Circulation 7ft,(Mio OH
Strtcki, Humiiaoif Muri^agra M,<I99 05
|)ui> iruiu Approved Hrreive Ac?dii 4,224 Ofc
Due Iroin other National Hank* 409 iih
Due from Stale Hank* ami Baukfra..., 2.7*9 4H
Krai Katate, Furniture and Fixtures... . 2,466 Mil
Currroi K* pen sea anJ Taxra paid 1.3 -2 79
Premiums paid 10,272 1.1
('brcki and other Cash Items 137 41
Hills ut other N.\*ioual linnkii 4,411 (Ml
?nni?wal Curreucj aod Nickel 62 1>4
Hperie 6 b 6*
I.-gm! Tend# 1 Nt?t#a 7.670 0U
Rrdeiuptiou Fund wan V. 8 Treasurer 3.375 P+
?0 176,7)4 30
Capital Stork paid in ?7A.firOUf)
Hu'plot Fund 4 if ill <U>
Other Undivided Profit* 1 t#,q- no*
.National Hnnk Notes Outstanding 6b,WMi (in
h'Tidrnds Cnpsid 1 Oil
Individual Deposits fhilj?rt to Cheek.. 2',93i?i'9
Demand Ce*ti rates of Deposit* I .000 (NI
Time Certificate* of D* posit l.fOOINI
Du* to other Nation*! Itanks 2,9 t 72
X>** tf&taie U*pJL? aad l!?0Ju>ri 4 %+ ip
g 1*5,714 3d
Spatf <*r Va.vr Viooixia. )
(loun'y of J<'Jj*?rH'?;i. $
I. Samuel If.iweil Cnnhier of tiie above r.otpod
Hank. 'hiioleinulv HW??/?r tliar flit* :?bn?'?. ntafe.
in -nt in t( no, to the bent of my knnwli Uko nnd
SAMT'FI. HOWELL. Cashier.
Ruhwribt'il mid ?worn to before mo. thin 7iii
dayof Oct* boi, 1*76. J V MMftfON*.
El?WARn TfAllKF.y, 1
H. O. T?i.n?iTr? S Directors.
W. I.. Wiw ?v,
f?cN.ber 17. 1^76.
Geo. W. Armentrout.
BRICKLAYER AND STCNE-MASOK,
, H'. I" ,
C1<)NTJNtTE8 to ilnalj kindnof Mu?*oury - f t<*no
j :iii(l llriok Wo'lf, IIiixink and He
pairm*. Cuii.il v. Paviiir- and all Kcpaxr* wliero
,1 Mxsiiti is nil Miorl no'leo a?d at tlm
yrty lo%voj*t pnr-o*. I?e?o;eoco VVunt 011 d cf
Mnin Mtret?'? rifiir ti.i* Undue.
Muy It. Kb?tl.
IT^E :ire pr?*x?arcl to fnroieb IiiIIn nf Lnnter
>) of ai.y mm 01 proporiioi?h mt inn Mill ??
tlie .SSicoaiidouii River. ??< ivr Conrad'a fttore.?
Ti tut? irivcn to ifmiHHhiiik) pMrtH'c. Any iu?
quirica anawered by jaldn'^iim
K. L. LAMHEKT,
Rivor Bank, Uorli nikl.<< m Cnuuty. Vm.*
Or J. P. HOrcK.
Shenandoah Iron Works-, l'age Co., Va
Mnv ?3. l*-7fl 6xi?.
ONR of the be?t XIOK8E8 in the C'.anty fnv
ladv'axiid fteoeial family n*e. Well luokrn
t?? bntb B*dd o and hamce* Hate and gentle a*
a kitten arid true to l?er v,? rk Knt afraid ??f
car? nor anything else. Walk* well, trota. paeea
and rack*, rin reqnirod. Finsl-nitw for a ? ooitjr
lau>-to ride from her lionie to rchool- Color,
r.ark bav K?*ep?? fat and round an a ball on
little I<mk1. arid for sale bccaiiao tire owner haa
iiO mito for h?r. Arp r at THJ8 OFFICE.
Sept. 5? 1976?tf. iFroe Pre an copy.J
WF. A JOHN BARNE*.
. Mitniifarnirern of Ham***'
'Patent. Fo..t-1'mwi ii Mac'IUK
; : KllY. PcttOM.^AWi*. Lathi a. Cm
|cui.ahj*awh. Etc The only foot
I poircr machinaly without dead
i center*. 51..VXJ to ?2.000 per year
mad ? tiatucr theae rnaeiiiooH.?
Send tor lllnxfr:it?*d Catxilouno,
48 pages. FUKK. KocktoRU,
Wii:n?-!?ajro County, III.
8apt ember 26, 187G? Ufit.
1T11E BKKKSlilKE PIGS.
-I)KRSONS in want nf THOHOt"CUBBED
X PEDIGBKKP HEBKSHIKK PIGS. wu ot>.
taw thein?aifglv or by the pair or two?by
railing on the undersigned. Price ?5 eacb-?
Evorv animal aold gunrant^d to he nf tbti>
pnrest h'.jod. ALBERT L MOORE,
P. O. Charie^town, Jt fTeraon C<? . W. Va.
H. 1^7ft -lV.
THE oW Winror-Mrker Rtand on the ??Cattail'*
latin of George W. E chnlbcroer. Api?lr ta
O. F. EICUELBLRGEft.
fallTtyles in hats, ~
JUST received, nod marked very lov, at
Main 8t , aear tbe Market,
A8fil.VF.RE8, a urce uiorunmt. at very low
prices, at TaVLOR'8,
Main St., aear tbe Market*
October 17, 1*C6.
SEND THLM IN.
HAVING secured tbe service* of Mr. J. ffeary
>'oland , a prartical Machinist, I sm prepared
to repair Sewing Macbieea of all kiada at my
?bop od reasonable terms.
July 25, 1*?76. A.W.HAWgl,
LIME ! LIME ! !
I KIl*X of Fresb Burnt Lime. forPsle by
fV WEIRIC5 K WELLES.
to $*iO Per Day at home Samples worth 9 I
free. Htikioji k Co.. Portland, Maine.
SEND 25c. to G.P. ROW ELL It CO.. New York
tor Pampblet of ICO psgres. containing lists of
3000 newspapers, and estimatea showing coat ?
a day at borne. Arests wasted, Outftard
(?r|W|r<?. TltUE ft CO., A ugu?;aa Xaipc,