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JOHNSON N. CAMDEN. of Wood
roll irrtlUKKV UKNJflUI.,
fl J! MATTHEWS. of Gtecofeior.
K A DENNETT, of Mai ion
) Jli TLf ASI.'liKR,
JOHN S liUUDKTT, of KmWIm
roit fit't or fhku wuoolh,
li. W. liYUNE, of Ksnawtn
10U JUDUM OF bl'HiU'.MK COU*r
JAMK8 PAULL. of Ohio,
A l?\ IIAYMQNI), of Marioa
O P T. MOORK, or Mason
?1 S. HOFFMAN, of llurrisou.
Pursuant to tlio instructions of tin
delegates lo Ilio Parkeraburg couveti
tion, from the reuufit-s of Y?e<r</t
Taylor, Randolph, Harbour Tucker
and Upshur. which form tho Nintl
Senatorial District, under tlio uev
couhtitution, a district conveution i
hereby called, to meet at tho towu ol
I'M I M.I I'l'l, iu Harbdur county, or
TiH'silnj, July IS 15*7'2,
for the purpose of nominating twi
candidates for tho State Sen alt) fron
said District. Tlio baniiiof representa
lion will bo (lie Pirao on that of tlx
Mato convention Jt id lioped that al
tbo counties will to fully represented
Jiy ortler of the J)is(. Com.
.1. R WILLIAMSON, Prcs't
J U Koukiioihjii, See
The .State Tit ki t
At oar mast head wo prerent tin
names of llio standard-bearers choscr
tor us by tlio Democratic State Con
vcutiou?the men lo whom we sbal
look as the generals of our armies,?
tlio Goliaihs of tlio Democracy?wlit
will, by a brilliant and ablu canvass,
recurs tlio adoption of the now Cousti
tution, and tliw periuaneuce of oui
Wo do not propose now to culogim
ono, au y, or all of the ticket; but w<
cipoct them to givo us cause so to do,
by tlic campaign they will make be
fore the people?by tlieir outspoken
advocacy of Democratic principles, and
by tlieir fearless battles with the foe.
They are all men of ability, integri
ty, and honesty; and their foalty to
our party is unqueslioued. They are
worthy of the petitions for which they
vrero nomiuated, anil will rooeive our
liearty and undi vided support.
With sineore regrot we chronicle tlio
fuel that our esteemed townsman,whose
name heads this article, did not re
ceive at the bands of the Conveution
the honor to which his friend* thought
he was entitled, and which all agreed
lie had fairly carnod.
As oue of tlio officers of tlio Conven
tion, we had but littlo tiiuo to inquire
into tlio causes of this unexpected do
feat ; but nro informed by oue of our
jnoft prominent delegates that "the
impression had gone forth throughout
the Stuto that the health of the Judge
was too feeble lo allow his performing
the duties incident to the position."
Notwithstanding this, he received u
very complimentary vole. We labored
for hifl success, and failed. Now,
with as much grace as we can muster,
wo bow te the will of the majority.
Tlic "$fr.il?lifoOiit'> Qndi
Tlio '-Straight Out" Radical con
vention, which met at Philadelphia on
the fall iust, ns was especlcd, obeyed
tlio behest of their imperial master,
and presented to the country the fol
lowing ticket ?
/?or President?U. S. GRANT, of
Fur Vice'President? 11EN R V
WILSON, of Massachuseits.
Colfax was summarily thrown over
board, for some reason best known to
the head of the ticket.
As everybody knewbeforihand that
Crant would receive the nomination,
the uhws created no tensaliou?llie
Cincinnati movement was of far more
interest to tlio people than this gathor
?ng oftbo vultures at Philadolphja.
Tho following is the list of the Del
?egates representing Lonis counly at
the late Parkersburg Convention:
T A Edwards, J iluisey, lltmry
UrannoD, G J Butcher, A A Lewis,
M Edmislon, Wm Uudacll, U Kraus,
.1 Kcarns. J Rohan, J'Collins. Jauies
?Collins', J Schmidt, \V V Chidostcr,
iril Roach, R J McC'andlish, 0 II 1'
Raahburnc, P IKilliams, J Copcley,
?G I Duvisson, J Ryan, John Arnold,
?P Lorcuti, G Dawson, T McGes,
H'm Craig, F M Chnlfant, J M lieu
Tott, R Jackson, Dr Cuuimiugs, J C
Jackson, A M Dent, P Johns-jn, Louis
JUnnott, J Watson, W G Renuett, W
Watson, J P Jeuniogs, H* J liUnd,
F Foussce,tJ IK ll'offiudia, P Tier
?xiey, If Matthews.
1 this week announce myself as a
?caudidate for tho ?flioe of CUrh of the
?Circuit Geurt of U\ci$ County, sab
joot to'the decision of tho Democratic
countv convsntion. Most of tho peo
ple of tho couuty know me personally,
and can judge of my qualifications and
?fitness for tho oflics. I ihoald bo
pleased to have thoss who do not know
tuo, make tho matter a sulyoct of in
quiry. I can only say now that if I
am honored by a nomination &nd
?c!#Jtion, UhaU strivo lo perform the
duties of tho tffico faithfully, and to
the entire satisfaction of all concerned.
I think I have many frionds through
?out the county, lo whom 1 rofcr thore
?who dosiro toenquiro as to my quali
ific4lions for tho jM)iition.
Jamm W Worriaux
Democratic State Convention
Ai K|?rlt4 lor Ike Wlwtljoir Heritor.
lite Stato Democratic Convention
was attended by an immense crowd of
Delegates from all portious of the Slate
Tho city of l'urkersburg was full to
overflowing, the hotels beiug crammed
with people, and many of the hospita
ble citizens having their house* tilled
with gueita. 'l'ho Jay was lino, and
tho streets were thronged with the
representatives of the Democracy, all
jubilant in tho full tide of auceesa, und
tilled with high hones of a long succes
sion of political triumphs. Tho moat
prominent, most useful, and ni08t tal
ented citizens of tho State were pres
i'lit, aud the composition of the various
coun?y delegations slewed that unu
sual care had been manifested by the
people in delecting tbcao to whom they
e had delegated power to name the can
- didatci for tho offices of Statu.
Ciucussing was very brisk during
. the hours preceding tho time of
i meeting, aud numerous aud shrewd
r combinations of various interests wore
s proposed, only to ho overthrown and
f abandoned in tho next half hour. In
j tho label of voices and tho clash ol
conflicting opinions, it was difficult to
j form oven a probablo guoejr as to what
j would l*e tho result of tho balloting
when tlio Convention got fairly to
- work, or to form any dclinite idon nsto
I who were the popular favorites for the
. several places on the (ticket In pas
sing any group upon tho utrcet. tho
names of tho most conspicuous candi
dates might bo overheard, sometimes
coupled with words of extravagant
laudation, and sometimes with no lees
extravagant denunciation.iu accordance
i with the individual views and personal
j sympathies of tho speaker.
At ten o'clock the crowds began to
I U'tid in tho direction of the Market
House, iu which tho Convention was to
) meet, and which had been very conve
, niciitly arranged and handsomely dee
? orated for the occasion. Heats had
? been arranged for at lea?t 1,000 poo
pic, and by half-past ten the room was
i densely filled. Placards poated in ap
i propriate places marked the seats set
apart for tho Senatorial Districts, and
when (he Convontiou was called to or
i dcr at fifteen minutes beforo eleven, an
, effort was made to get tho delegations
together, but auiid the confusion it was
impossible to accomplish Ihonurposo at
Tho Convention wtis called to order
a few minutes beforo cloven o'clock by
Lewis Uaker, Chairman of tho State
Executive Committee, and. ns soon as
comparative silence was obtainod, he
auuouuced that lie had been instructed
by tho Committee to propose tho name
of Joseph \V. Gallagher, of Marshall,
for Temporary Chairman of the Con-'
vcutioD. Tho announcement was re
ceived with applause, and Mr. Galla
gher was oloctod by a thundering ?ye.
Upon taking tho chair,Mr. Gallagher
addressed tho Convention briefly,
thanking tho delegates for this mark of
their contidcra^n. Uo deemed it a
matter of congratulation that the Dem
ocratic party of West Virginia displayed
so much life and vigor nnd patriotic
impulse as was manifested by this as
semblage.' Tho Convention wnschargcd
with a most important duty. Tho
party was now, or would soon bo,
rested with tho control of all tho de
partments of tho State government
upon thorn rested tho eutiro responsi
bility. There was theruforo great ne
cessity for care in tho performance of
tho work to be dono by tho C'onvcn-1
tion, aud the best judgment should
prevail. IIo had conlidcnco that if
the proprr spirit was displayed aud
the right feeling influenced thin body,
it would adopt tho best and safest poll'
cy, and mnko such nominations as
would entrench tho Democratic party'
in tho affections of the people of the.
State so that it could novcr be re
At the conclusion of these remarks
Mr, Uaker nominated Messrs It A
Calligan. of Ohio, J. W. Woflindin.of
Jicwis. W. T- Logan, of Dtrkeloy, and
U.K. Howard, of Mason, to be tempo
rary Secretaries. They wero elected by
acclamatiou, and tho chairman then an
nounced tho Convention roady to pro
ceed with its work. t ?
The following resolution was offered
by Mr. II. S Walker, of Kanawha.
Jlcfolvcd, That wo, tho delegates to
this Convention, in presenting candi
dates for its consideration, or otherwise
participating in iu? deliberations, pledgo
ourselves to abido its aotion aud sup
port its nominees. |
Mr. Pendleton, of Ohio county,
moved to lay tho resolution on tho table
until after permanent organization, but
the motion was lost and tho resolution
was then adopted.
Mr. Jackson, of Wood, offered tho
lieiolccd, That all propositions and
resolutions relating to platform of prin
ciplcs and measure* of party policy bo
referred to the Committee on Kesolu
tious without debate.
Mr. liralford, of Harbour, objected
that this wus busiucss which belonged
properly to tho permanent body, und
moved to lay the resolution ou tho ta
ble. Aftor somo discussion, tho mo
tion to lay on ttte table aud tho resolu
tion itsolf wero bath withdrawn.
Mr. Jtaker, of Ohio, offered the to 1
lowing, which after anendment, by the
micrt.ouoflbo words, "as far as op
plleable, ' was adopted :
llesolval, That tho rules which gov
ero tho House of Delegates of West
Tirgiuia, bo adopted for tho govern
ment of this Convention, as fur a<t ap
plicable, during the temporary organi
lation, and uutil othor rules aro re
ported by the proper committcea and
adontod by this Convention.
Mr. Evans, of Monongalia, moved
| to roconsidcr tho voto by which Mr.
Walker's rssolutiou was adopted, urg
ing tho objection that it was a matter
which ouly tho Convention itself
should docide. Tho voto was recon
sidorcd and tho rosoJution laid on the
It was then moved that Cotnmitloos,
to consist of ono member from each
Senatorial ^District, be appointed ou
Credential* end basis of Representa
tion ; on rcrmancnt Organization ; on
Resolution!; on Kule* and Ordor of
business; aud on State Executivo
Committee- Tho motion wis adopted,
and the following gentlemen selected
to eouipo?o tbo several committee*
Credent iult and /fasit i<f Repreteu
tatton.?Fiint District, James Morrow,
of Hancock. Second, S. M Summers,
of Marion. Third, John Dasisel, of
llnrrisoa. Fourth, K. II. Drowse, of
IMcasanttf. Fifth, G. J. iWalkor, ol
Jackson, Sixth, W. K. Goshorn, of
Kanawha. Beveutb,*!. Bee, of Mer
cer. Eighth, 0. N. Austiu, of Green
brier. Niuth, W. C. Carper, of Up
shur. Tenth, J.C. Kemblo.of Prostou.
Eleventh, U. YV. Qilkeson, of Hamp
shire. Twelfth, Logan 0*burn, ol
Permanent Organization?-First Dis
trict, Thomas O'Brien, of Ohio. Sec
ond, J. D. Ewiug. of Marshall. Third,
W. E. Lively, ol Gilmer. Fourth, W.
W. Thouiason, of Wirt. litth, K,
Sohon, of ^lason. Sixth, F. J. Bax
tor, of Biaxton. Seventh, B. Ward,
of Cabell. Highlit, Wm. I'rineo, o!
Ilaluigli. Ninth, T. A. Bradford, ol
Barbour. 'JYtrtli, A. \V. Lorcntz, ol
Monongalia. Kleventb, A. W. Wi lton,
of Grant. Twelfth, C, J. FaulkBcr,
? Jr.. of Berkeley.
JCulct and Older of liiisincti?Firsl
District, George' Forbes, of Ohio,
Second, Levi Shuuiau, of Wetzel
Third, D. McGregor*" of Kitcliio.
Fourth, J. W:Stout, of Wood. Fifth,
J. J. Thompson, of Putnam. Sixth,
?I. A. Alderson, of Nicholas. Seventh,
n. G. Burgess, of Way no. Eighth, A.
F. I'niton, of Monroe. Niuth, C. W,
Ncwlon, of Taylor. Tenth, J. A. F.
Martin, of Preston. Eleventh. 11. II.
Shcrrard, of Hardy. Twelfth, It. 0.
(Juston, ef Morgan.
Hesitations?First District, N. Ilich
ardson, of Ohio. Secoud, J. McCarri
her, of Marshall. Third, G. Lynch, ol
Calhoun. Fourth, I). D. Johnson, ol
Tyler. Fifth, T. Fcrrell, of llofltoo.
Sixth, II. S. Walker, of Kanawha.
Seventh, C. It. Williams, of Logan,
Kighth, K. Fowler, of Summers. Nioth,
Henry Brnnnon, of Lewis. Tenth, J.
J. Drown, of Monongalia. Eleventh,
II. G. Davis, of Mineral. Twelfth, J.
F. Ducknall, of Morgan.
Committee to telert a State Executive
Committee?Vint Diblrict, A. Camp
bell, of Brooke. Second, S. McMcchcu,
of Marshall, Third, C. J. Stowart, oi
Doddridge. Fourth, G. W. Noalo, Jr.,
of Wood. Fifth, II. J. Fisher, of Ma
son. Sixth, 11. W. Byrne, of Clay.
Seventh, D. E. Johnson, of Mercer.
Eighth, G. W. Iiuboden, of Fayetto.
Ninth, J. F. Harding, of Ilaudolnh.
Tenth, W. P. Willcy, of Monongalia.
Eleventh, Thomas Muslin, of Hardy.
Twelfth, W. T. Logan, of Berkeley.
After tho announcement of tho com
mittees, on motion by Logan Onburn,
the Convention took a recess until half
past ono o'clock. P. M.
The Convention reassembled at half
past one, the hall boing even more
densely crowded than before. Some of
tho delegations who hnd boon placed in
uncomfortablo position* during the
Corenoon wcro assigned better placcs,
and a strong police forco was stationed
so as (o prevent tho delegates from
being crowded upon by spectators, and
to prevent ouUidor* from participating
in tho business of tho Convention.
When order had been assumed, tho
following report was presonted from
the Committee on Permanent Organi
The CoramiUco on Pormanont Or
ganization respectfully submit tho fol
For permanent President of this
Convention, Colonel J. B. Ilogc, of
For Vice Presidents of this Conven
tion?First District, Lewis Apnlegate,
of Brooke ; Second, Charles Horner,
of Wetzel; Third, G. 1). Camden, of
Harrison; Fourth, W. P. Thompson,
of Wood; Fifth, John J. Thompson,
of Putnam ; Sixth, Ilomcr A. Holt, of
Braxton ; Seventh, Joroino Shclton, of
Lincoln; Eighth, William Tyrco, of
of Fayetto; Ninth, A. G. Ucgor, of
Barbour; Tenth, John Wallace, of
Monongalia; Eleventh, Thomas Mas
lin, of Hardy; Twelfth, J. W. Gran
tham, of Jefferson.
For Secretary of this Convention, 0.
5. Long, of Ohio.
For Assistant Brcrctarici of this
Convention, D. L. Hubbard, of Ohio,
and Jamos W. Woflindin, of Lewis
Your Committee further report that
all Editors of Wist Virginia Democratic
papers present at this Convention be
requested to act as assistant secretaries
of this Convention.
E. Warp, Chairman.
Tho report was recoived with hearty
iihcors, and wnrf unanimously adopted.
Messrs. J. M. Laidlcy, of Kanawha,
A.J. Pannell, of Ohio, and Logan
Osburn, of Jefferson, wcro appointod a
committee to escort Colonel Hoge to
the chair. Beforo taking his seat, Mr.
(logo delivered a very eloquent and
appropriate speech of about ten min
utes duration, thanking tho Conven
tion for the houor done him, speaking
of tho purpose for which it had assem
bled, and asking of tho members their
generous aid in the prompt dispatch of
tho business (o come before them.
The speeoh was frequently interrupted
by nppUuso and was received by tho
whole Convention with many demon*
strations ef well merited approval
Mr. Long, of Ohio couuty, asked to
bo excused, on account of tho pressuro
?f other duties, from serving as Secre
tary of tho Convention. His declina
tion was acoepted, and, on motion by
Mr. Pendleton, Mr. B. A. Ualligao, of
Ohio county, was eleotod to Gil tho va
Tho following report was then pre
sented from tho Committeo on llulcs
and Order of Business.
Tho Committeo on llulcs nnd Order
of Business submit tho following re
port, and rccomui.nd its adoption:
Your cominiUoo recommend tho
adoption of the rules of the House of
Delegates of tho Slato of West Vir
ginia for the government of this Con
vention, io fur as tho samo may bo ap
Your Committee further recommend
that this Coflvcutioii prococd to the
Domination of the officers to be sup
ported at the election to be bold cn the
fourth Tbunday of August next, in the
2. Attorney Gcoorai.
&. Superintendent of Froe School:.
The Judges of the Court of App'.a'.x
to be selected in tho following wan
ner : Ono from each Congressional
District, and one from the Stato at
That in roting'tlic counties bo called
^All of which id respectfully submit
JO. G. Bobobss, Pies't.
J. T. Pattkn, Sec'y.
Mr. Wilson, of Harrison, moved to
amend the report in such a manner as
to bavo the four Judges of the Su
premo Court balloted for at tho samo
Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, moved another
, chango in the order of buaiuscss, but
his amendment not being germain to
that then pending, was decided by tho
Chair to bo out of order.
Mr. Crcsap moved to suspend further
consideration of tho pending question
until after the report of tho Committee
on Credentials aud llasis of Represen
tation had been acted upon.
Tho motion was adopted, and Mr.
Sommcrs, Chairman of tho Committee
ou Credentials and lJasis of Represen
tation, presented a reported showing
that every county in tbo Stato except
I'ocahontaa was represented by duly
accredited delegates, and recommend
ing that tho latest full vote of the par
ty, being that cast last October for
Democratio candidate* for tho Constit
utional Convention, bo adoptod as the
basis of voting in tho Convention, and
that tho delegates of each county bo
allowed to castas many votes at there
wero hundreds in tho Democratic voto
r of their respective counties at that
f election. Under this rule tho counties
were emit ltd to the following voto:
Harbour 11, Derkcley 10, Boone ft,
Braxton ?, Drooko 5, Cabell 8. Cal
houn 5, Clay 2, Doddridgo (5, Fayette
0, Gilmer 0, Grant J), Greenbrier I),
, Hampshire 9, flaucock 3, Harrison 17,
Jackson 10, Jefferson 10, Kananha
122, Lewis 11,'Lincoln (5, Logan ft,
Marion 10, Marshall 11, Mason 13,
Mercer 8, Mineral ft, Monongalia 1),
I Monroe 8, Morgan 3, McDowell I,
I Nicholas ft, Ohio 23, l'endlcton 1.
Plonsants 4, Pocaboutaa 4. Preston 7,
Putnam 3, Raleigh 1, Randolph 7,
Ritchie 8, lUano 8, Summers. G, Tay
lor 10, Tucker 2, Tyler G, Upshur 1,
Wayne 10, Webster 2, Wctiel 11,
Wirt G, Wood 21, Wyoming 4.
After the correction of some errors
in tho uuinber of votes, tho report was
adopted as givon above, and tho report
on rules and order of business again
taken op, the ponding question being
tho adoption of Mr. Wilson's amend
ment. After a discussion, which war,
participated in by Messrs. Ward, of
Cabell, Wilson, of Harrison, and Pen
dleton and Cracraft, of Ohio, a call of
the conntios was bad, and tho amend
ment defeated?ayes 110J, noes 210?
The report of tho commi'.teo was then
Mr. IF. S. Walker, of Kanawha,
chairman of tho Committco on Resolu
tions, presented tli% following report:
Tho Democratic dnd Conscrvtaivo
party of West Virginia, in convention
assembled, present to tho voters of tho
Sta'o tho following declaration of prin
ciples as applicable tojjour politioal af
First?Wooongratulato tho people
upon tho faithful redemption of all the
(pledges upon which the Democratio
Cwas placed in power in West
Second-?Wo heartily endorso tho
I Democratic Stato Administration, aud
point to its honesty and efficiency as a
full guarantee of our continued fideli
ty to tho interests of tbo Stato and
Ihird?-That in tho opinion of this
Convention the elements of opposition
to tho present National Administration
should be consolidated in tho approach
ing Presidential campaign without
prcdjudieo lo tho unity aud perpetuity
of the Democratic organization.
l'ourth?That with full confidcnco
in tho wisdom and patriotism of tho
National Democratic Convention soon
lo assomblo at Baltimore, we plodgc
the Democracy of West Virginia to
abide its action or recommendation,
and to express their approval thereof at
Fifth?We plcdgo to tho nominees of
this Convention our earnest aud activo
Sixth?We endorso tho proposed
I now Constitution of tbo State of West
Virginia, and recommend its ratifiea-l
tion by tho poople without distinction
Tho reading of tho resolutions was
frequently interrupted by applause,nad
at their cloao tho voto was called for
from all parts of the hall. Mr. L. 8.
. flail* of Wetzel, roso to make so mo ob
jootion to tho third ruolution, but hi*
voico was drowned in tho cries of
"question," ??question!" Tho Con
vention being impatient of delay, tho
question was put and tho resolusions
wero adopted with great unanimity
aud enthusiasm, Mr. Hall alono vo
ting iu the nogativc.
Tho following report on Executive
Committco was then presented to and
adoptod by tho Convention :
'1 ho coramittoo appointed to recom
mend a Stato Executive Committco
bavo agreed upon tho following report:
lhat a committee of twslvo, euo to
be cIioicd from each Senatorial Dii
triet, iiball coniliiuio tbo State Kiocu
tiro Committee, aud tint upon a gene
ral call of tbo Chairman thereof, G?o
of iu membera iliall comtituto a quo
l'our committoo recommend tbo fol
lowing as tbo Stato Kiocutire Commit
Firat District, A J Pan'nell; Second
J \\ tiallngljer ; Third, John Hand ;
; ? 1' Thompson; Kifth, (J
J Walker; Sixth, W II Ilotoman;
Horintb, T B Kline; Eighth, Q \y
Imbod.n; Ninth, David (JoIT: Tenth,
?v I' AVillcjr: Klorenth, John T ,
I'ccrco i Twelfth, W T J,og.n. ,
Vuur Committee further report tbo i
following resolution and recommend its
That a rote of thanks be tendered to
the Chairman and members of tho ro
tirine State Executive Committeo for
the very efficient and successful man
ncr iu which they have discharged the
responsible duties devolving upon
All of which is rcspcctfully submit
II. F. Fish eh. Chairman.
G. W. Nlalu, Secretary.
It was thon moved to p'rocoed at
once, in accordance with the rules, tc
tho nomination of candidates for the
several officers to bo voted for at the
cMaine election. Mr. K. W. Wilson,
of Jefferson, after a brief culogiatic
speech, nominated Johnson N. Cam
den, Ksq , of Wood, as a candidate for
tho office of Governor. Tho nomina
tion was warmly cecondcd by several
delegates, and, no other name being
proposed, Mr. l'endlctou moved thai
the nomination bo made by acclama
tion. The motion was ndoptcd by n
unanimous and enthusiastic vote, aud
amid loud cheers nnd calls for Cam
den, that gentlemen came forward and
addressed the Convention substantial!)
A//-. Praidenl and Gentlmcn of tin
I thank you for the honor conferred
upon mo by this nomination. It if
especially gratifying to mo, binco it ii
the scroud time you havo honored nu
with your confidence fur the highest
office in thoStato; and gontlcmen, 1
am aware that I am chictly indebted
for tho unanimity with which this nom
ination has been accorded to mc, tc
the fact that I entered tho canvass and
met defeat in tho darkest day6 of oui
I may remind you that this is the
first time in tho history of our State iu
which wu have met in convention as n
Less than two years ago the peeple,
inspired by a sense of justice,* declared
against the Radical party, by electing
the Democratic and Conservative can
didates. Hut they camo into officc
embarrassed and bodged around by
laws and constitutional provisions,
framed for parly organization and po
litical purposes, entirely at variance
with tho liberal policy of tho Demo
cratic party, as stated iu tho issues ol
the cauvasa upon which they were
Little could bo dono to carry oul
tho purposes to which tho party was
pledged until material changes could
be made in tho constitution and laws
of our Stato. Thcso changes have beon
Tho registration system, doviscd and
executed to prevent the voter from
voting, has disappeared from our stat
utes. Tho disfranchising amendment
no longer exists, llut legislation and
amendments to tho Constitution cou!d
not efleet nil tho changes "necessary.
The la?t and crowning act in tho meas
ures of reform demanded by tho peo
ple, is the Constitution to bo submitted
for your ratification at the next elec
tion. Its ncoption is bcyoud all
rcasonablo doubt, and tho careful study
given to tho wants and interests of tho
State by tho distinguished men who
framed it, will lunku it long remain a
monument to their wisdom, patriotism
and moderation. Tho ratification of
this Constitution nnd tho election of
officers under it, will placo tho State
fully under Democratic control, nnd
we, as a party, will bo responsible for
I accept tho nomination just tendered
mo for Governor under tho proposed
Constitution with a lull appreciation of
tho responsibilities I assume, and with
tho full dcterminition, on my part, to
disehargo tho duties of tho office faith
fully andf honestly for the best inter
ests of the pcoplo ol the wholo Stato,
yielding nothing of the influence of the
position to promoto tho interests of any
one ecction of the, Stato over nnothor,
either by legislation or favoritism of
Wo arojnst completing tho ^flrst de
cade of our existence as a Stato. The
second will commcnco with tho adop
tion of tho new Constitution. Lot us
aim to make tho second as conspicuous
for progress and general prosperity as
the first has been eventful in history.
The nomination of Attorney Gcnoral
being next in order, Mr. l'atton, of
Monioe, after a vory cloquout and for
eiblo speech, nominated Major Henry
Mason Mathews, of Greenbrier county.
Tho nomination was tecondcd by
Judgo Ward,of Caboll, and Mr. Pen
dleton, of Ohio. Mr. Kcrcheval, of
Uampshiro, nominated Joseph Sprigg,
of Hardy, tho present incumbent, for
re-election. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel,
spoko in favor of Mr. 'Sprigg's nomi
nation, but, at Mr. Sprigg'a request,
his namo was subsequently withdrawn,
whereupon Mr. I'andlcton moved that
the nomination of Mr. Mathews bo
made unanimously and by4acclamation.
Tho motion was enthusiastically
adopt.d, and Mr. Mathews being called
for, addressed" tho Convention briefly,
thanking tho members for tho honor
they had conferred upon him.
Mr. Campbell, of Rrooko, after a few
remarks of commendation aud praiso,
nominated for Auditor W W Miller,of
Ohio county. Mr. Walker, of Ka
nawha, nominated Edward A'. Ben
nett, the present Auditor, and spoke
in high terms of his management of
tho finances of tho State. Mr. W. G.
Kcanctt, of Lewis, nominated William
E. Lively, of Gilmer. Mr. Withers,
of Gilmdr, seconded tlio nomination of
Mr. Livoly. Judgo Ward, of Cabell,
and Messrs. Davenport and I'annell.of
Ohio county, addressed the Convention
in advocacy of Mr. Miller's nomination.
Mr. Fleming, of Marion, and Mr.
Roger, of Rarbour, spoko iu favor of
Mr. Rennet!, A vote by counties was
thon called, and resulted as follows:
J!,'!1," !?'*? ,Li,cl* 43J- Union
28uf. 1ho wholo number of votes
boing 401?a uijorilj oIlLi/, or 203,
wii nccciiarjr le a choico. Mr. Jlen
nott having roceivoj a majority of all
the voles was, amid much |pplanio,
declared the nominee of tho Conven
tion. On motion, the nomination was
made unauimous. Major Bennett was
called fur and expressed his acceptance
af tho nomination aud his thanks for
'be honor conferred.
Kor tbo office of Jr'tatc Treasurer.
Boo. J M. Bennett, of Lew}-, nomi
nated JobuS Burdett, of Kanawha,
tlic present Treasurer. Mr. K >?
Blair. of Ititcbio. nominated Mr. J.
P. Strickier, of tbo sarno county
Menri. llcdrick, of Kanawha, and
, Pendleton, of Ohio, apokc in favor ol
Captain Burdett'a nomination. 'Ibfl
vote resulted: Burdett U50; Strict*
lcr 73 Mr. Buidett was then dcclarod
the nominoo of the Convention; and,
on motion by Mr.Stricklcr, the nomi
nation wan made uuanimous.
i Mr. Martin, of Taylor, nominated
for tbo oflico of State Superintended
of Frco School*, Ilov. J. 13. Hard
wickc, of Kanawha. Mr. Burgess o!
Wayne, nominated Mr. 1'. II. Thaxton,
of Caboll. Mr. Pendleton nominated
Colonel Benjamin Byrne, of Clay
Mr. Wilson, of lloiriflon, endorsed the
nomination of Mr. Byrne.
Neither of ihc candidate! having re
ceived a majority of the votes cast a!
the first ballot, a socond one was bad,
; but before tlio result was announced,
many of tbo counties changed their
vote#, nnd Messrs. Thaxton and I lard
1 wicko being both withdrawn, Colonel
Byrne was nominated by acclamation
Mr. Kichardbon, of Ohio county, nf
: tcr an eloq uent and culogiatio speech,
nominated James l'aull, of Ohio, for
I Judgo of tho Court of Appeals. Mr
i Martin, of Taylor, nominated Matthew
i Eumiston, of Lewis. Mr. Wilson, ol
i Harrison, nominated John S. HofT
; man, of Harrison. Mr. Lively, ol
(Jilnjcr, nominated Okcy Johnson, ol
Wood. Mr. Brannon addressed the
Convention in favor of Kdmiaton ; Mr.
i Pendleton and Mr. Good in favor ol
I Paull: Mr. Lurty for Hoffman; and
? Mr. Jackson, of Wood, in favor ol
i A call of tho countics was had, but
i be for o the result of tho vote was an
nounced, tho names of Johnson and
Kdmiston were withdrawn, and bc
many changes wcro made as to neces
sitate another call, when the voto re
sult^ as follows: Paull 2451; Kdmis
ton G,1,; Hoffman" 105 j(; Johnson 1.1
Mr. l'aull having received a majority
of all tho votes cast, was declared tlu
Nominations for n Judge of the Su
1 promo Court, to reside in tho Second
Congrewioual District being next in
order, Mr. Morrow nominated Alpbcui
F. Ilaymond, of Marion. Mr. Carper
nominated Samuel Wood**, of Barbour.
Mr. Osborn nominated William II.
Travers, of Jeffersou. Mr. Shcrrard
nominated James 1). Armstrong, of
Boforo coining to a vote, on motion,
the Convontion took nrccess until half
past seven o'clock.
Upon the reassembling of tho Con
ventions Mr. Roger spoke in favor of
Mr. Woods' nomination; Judge Stew
art in favor of Ilaymond; Wilson, of
Jefferson, in favor of Travors; and Mr.
C'arr, of Hardy, in favor of Armstrong.
Tho vote resulted a* follows: Ilay
mond 171; Traven 101; Woods 4:i;
A joist long 70. Noithor of tbo c^idi
dates ^ having roeeived tho ncecfsary
majority, Mr; Wooda' name was with
drawn and a second voto ordered. It
resulted in giving Mr. Ilaymond 222J;
Mr. Travers 11S^; and Mr. Armstrong
08. Mr. Ilaymond was thereupon de
clared tbo choice of tho Convention.
For Judge, resident in tho Third
Congressional District, Mr Branaon, of
Lewis, nominated Charles P T Moore,
one of tho present Judges of tho Su
preme Court. Thcro being no other
nomination, Mr Moore was, amid much
enthusiasm, dcclarod the aomince by
Tho fourth Judge, accorJing to tho
ruloBof the Convension, was to be sc
looted from tho Stato at largo.
For this position Mr Wilton, of Har
rison, nominated John 8 Hoffman. Mr
Davouport, of Ohio, nominated Wm
^Trovers. Tho roll of countics was
called, and tho voto rcsultod?Trovers
141; Hoffman 277. Ou motion of
JJr Campbell, tho nomination of Mr
IlolTmaii was uiaJo unanimous.
Ihcnext imaincii in ordor boingthc
formation of an clcotoral ticket, 6cvsial
gentlemen woro nominated as doctors
at large, nnd successively dcclinoil to
servo. At length Hon Okoy Johnson,
ofJVood, and Hon K W Wilson, or
Jefferson, wore selected by tlio Con
vention. Tlio selection of Dihtrict
r.lcctors was left to tbo several Con
Mr Fowler, ofSuinmors moved tint
tbo Convontion select ten delegate! to
tlio National Democratic Convention.
On motion of HrSummors, tlio resolu
tion was .amended by requiring that
twoi of llsc dolcgates bo scloetcd from
eacli Congressional District, aud four
from tlio Stale at largo. Tbus .mend
ed, the resolution wan passed.
After numerous nominations, decli
nations, withdrawals nnd votes, Messrs
Allen f Capcrlon, of Monroe, Henry
Brannon, of l,owis, Benjamin Wilson,
of Harrison, nnd Henry G Dayls, of
Mincrsl, woro chosen as delegates at
largo. Messrs W M Clemens, of Wood,
and Alexander Campbell, of Brooke,
wcro selccud as delegate, from the First
Congressional District. Milan W f
Willoy and B 1' Msrtin, of Taylor,
wcro selected os delegates from tho
bccond District. Krom tho Third Din
trict, Messrs 0 W Imboden, of Fayette,
and I' Snyder, of Kauawha.
Tlio following resolution, offered by
I ,? C"ain' ?f Harrison, was
adopted by tho Convention :
JfcwM, That tho thanks of this
Convontion aro hereby tendered to
Hon J B Ilogo for tho able, dignified
nnd impartial manner in which bo has
presided over its deliberations.
Resolutions of thanks to tlio rocrcta
rics and other oBictrs of the Conven
tion, to tlio citizens of I'arksrsburg,
and to tho Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company, were severally adopted.
Colonel nogo then nddrcssed tho
Convention, thanking the members for
their uniform courtnsy, nnd, from the
harmony displayed there, predicting
tho most satisfactory results nt the
election on tho fourth Thursday in
On motion, adjourned tine die.
I have just received myjslock of cle
gam accord eons, dircct importations
from (Icrmany, nnd the chosw.t POods
you ever wcu V Biu.uju*
gTOP TtJKKL I
If you dor. t fouwtli
I.OSE A tiAKCMS.
ha: just rcceirod a large anJ most elegant
slotk of new Goods, such a.*
WOOLaod FUIJ HATS,
all of which bo w selling aa
CUE A I' AS THE CHEAPEST
Best COFFEE at 26 c.
SUGAU from 10 to 15 c
In fact, t.lic BEST ami CHEAPEST
Goods may bo fouutl at Lewis'
Store, who ecIIs
AS CHEAP AS CHEAP JOHN,
0>* Any Oilier Joliu.
All the icorlil and the rest of mankind
ore resjxclfully requested to cull, etc
amine, and Ic convinccd.
George and Kibler
arc accomodating, fond of company,
and will wait on you with pleasuro
*<TCALL AND SEE
A. A. LEWIS,
Main Street. Weal on.
If TEST YIHGIAIA UNIVERSITY.
VJr - -IH7I?iw? ?
Tin- hut Catalogue sluws iiii attendance*)
171 Students nt tin * Institution, Five dis
tlnct Oe|?artmenlB ??f Instruction, with a ful
corps of ruia|*tent l'iuf*ssors.
Tlic Ami cut and Modern Language*;
Mathematics, pnrennd applied ; Ity etiology,
Ethics. l'ulitir.il Economy, Logic, Ithclori<%
the S ienccyJ Ac., Ate., carrfiilij nnd thor
oughly tnii|tht. Practical Clmniitry nnd
I'hysict, illustratcil I?jp appropriate apparat
n?. HiKii.il advantages lor the studjr of Ge
A good Library. Extensive Cabinets o
Mineralogy, Geology nnd Uoncliology; tol
grtlier with innny rpccimrns in other depart,
menu of Natural History. Fine Huildiugs;
beautiful and hi-ulthy location, good society
Fall Term logins &pt. fi. Winter, L>i
remkrfi. >"|?riug, Man It 20. Commcuiv
ment, June 2*.
Hoarding from $.1 toft per week.
Tuition, from $15 to$24 per jenr.
For further particular*. Inquire of
ALBX J/AKTIN, President,
Morgan town, W. Va.
Moiitnt It Hitter*,
Great Western Remedy.I
H ROSENHEIM, '
? ?wnousAt* nrAtca ix rrw:?
RYE & BOURBON WHISKIES,
Brandies, Wine J, Gins, Tolinrroand Cigar;
No 158, West l'rntt St., i doors below Light,
Baltimore, Md. matSMi
L. U. WOOD. C. C. PRITCIIABP
7000 Jk I'RICilARD,
Would respectfully Inform the citizens of
Lewiand adjoining counties that they hate
oi>cnetl n new
on First Street, Weston, opposite the old
IJciug experienced workmen, we shall
guarantee all our work.
Wagons made or repaired at] shortest no
61 V K US A CAM.
WOOD k PK1TC1I '
lliton , Jan. 22, 83TJ
AHMSTRONO, CATORA CO
Importer*. Manufacturers Si Jobbers a
ItONMET TntMMIJO, NlXlf AND SAW
Ribbons, Velvet Ribbons, Neck
Tibs, Bonnet Silks, Satins, Velvets
and Crapes, Flowers, Festbtrs, Or
nnmonts, Frames, Ac.,.Straw Bon
nets and Ladies' and Children's Hit
(Trimmed and Untriinucd) and iu
connecting ware rooms.
EMU MOID EH I EX,
Laces, Nets, Cation, SrUs, Handler
chiefs, Veiling, Head Nth, Ac.
237 and 399 Baltimore St., Baltimore, MJ
These goods are manufactured by use:
bought for cosh directly from the European
and AWricnn manufacturer*, embracing
the latest novelties, uncquaUl in variftj
mid cheapness in any market. Ordrrs
, .led with care, promptness and dispatch
WESTON WOOLEN FACTORY
Having added largely to our nwnnf.ir
luring departments, no will require all >'|C
WOOL raised in Lewi.* aud adjoining co""
lea to meet our demand. AI*o, partiesh*'"
njj Wool to sell for cash will not forget **
will pay higher pricr.1 than any one ?l*
as our object is to stimulate Wool-growi"2
in this section.' Owing to the fact that!"
amount produced is not rullietent for ho?'
demands, nnd hating made n large stocky
extra Jeaiu, Cloth. Flannels, Blanket', <**'*
idonia I.iniey, and nil grades of Yarn,
can offer grtat induecments to thote wiwi'r
to exchange their Wool for manufactu|''
goo?1i. Vleaco to givo us a cnll aud eiawi"*
J. H. (XIFTON A CO.,
Wcklon \\oolcn I'nrlor' ?