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/Railroad Jfesti** To-Nlfht.
The Mentis of the Wheeling it Lake
Erie railroad held a meeting in tills city
I,a Tuesdsy night, at which sundry genijrruen
were present as speakers from
abroad. Those who are opposed to saddling
a deht of seven hundred thousand
dollars on this community, without drat
understanding the conditions upon which
it is to be voted and the localities in
which It is to he expended, and tho merits
of the project generally, propose to
* ~r ?* ? Anurf
hold ?meeting in troni ui (UVs vw?..
Ilouie this evening, at which tho cltlzeni
ui Wheeling, without distinction of opinion
iro earneatly invited to be present
It ii not proposed to import outside
pressure from'iiiatant points in order to
supply any apprehended luck of homo
support, but to call solely upon the people
whoare to he so directly and seriously, and
porhaps so irremediably effected by the
rote to-morrow, to turn out to-night and
take counsel together as to what is best
to bo done In such an emergency.
There is an evident purposo to ru9h this
subscription through tho ballot box tomorrow
wltha hurrah and clamor, and
to take advantage ol tho well undcQtood
disposition that exists in our midst to en-1
roursgo railroud enterprises of a sound
nod well protected character.
" "?<! fellow citizens, before wo I
like any rash steps in a matter that in;
volves a debt of three-quarters of a million
ci( dollars. We cannot afford to repeat
the foolishness ol former days. Itellect
how long wo struggled with tho consequences
ol reckless expenditure twenty
yean ugu. Wo arc not even yet entirely
relieved of the dragging weight that was
entailed upon our prosperity by a rash use
of our public credit at that time. Let us
not repeat that mistake.
Remember that our resources are limited.
We can only stand about so much
taxation. If we exceed that limit we
begin to drive away from us the sources
of prosperity. We can do without anew
railroad better than wc can do without
manufactories. Let us so husband our
resources that we can wisely secure and
extend both. And to this end let us
counsel together to night upon the eve of
our decision upon this momentous question
nt the ballot box.
Wo know not why the friends of the
Wheeling & Lake Erie project have called
another meeting to-night, so soon alter
their former meeting, unless it be either
to forestall public opinion upon the opposite
side of the question, or else because
their former cflort did nut meet their expectations.
Wo notico that they are rewrite?
to the tactics of u political campaign
in order to make capital for their
project. They are out with a printed
sheet in Herman, and uro strewing the
(reels with captandum appeals to the
populace, such as we have seen in the
Wheeling ItegUter and Sunday A'cict for
some time past. This sort of mischief
is a good deal easier perpetrated
thin repaired. Wo warn tho public
against it. Do uot bo misled by partisan
appeals to your prejudico without at least
hearing the other sido of tho question.
Come to the meeting to-night. You will
be addressed by your own citizens; by
those who will stand or full with you on
this question; by those who wilt boar with
you the consequences of the vote to-morrow,
and not by capitalists and contractors
from abroad who have schemes to
subserve that ior all any ot us know are
carefully concealed in the back ground.
I'omeanil take counsel together.
The .Mistake ol Twenty Years Ago.
Mr. II. 11, \Yii.i.son, of New York, 19
traversing our streets day by day and
making an active canvass of the city in
favor ot the railroad subscription. Wfc
have all seen what manner of man he is.
The letter of Ross J. Amsxahdsr, Esq.,
shows him up in a light that no man seeking
to make a tlnancial Impression among
strum * - -
Sv.o nuuiu wisu 10 stanu. And even
il this was not enough, his offers to make
certain persons in our midst directors in
the bridge project, ought to awaken the
public caution. How comes this newly
arrived canvasser in our midst to liavo
directorships in tbo Bridge or in the
Wheeling & Luke Erie road ftt his! disposal
! But theu considering tliat ho has
power to change the terminus of the road
tram Martinsville to Bridgeport at pleasure,
and on the sly too, it is natural
enough that ho earths such small trifles
u directorships arouuil in his breeches'
pockets like so many candy bribes umong |
'parcel of school bops.
Is It not a refreshing prospect bulore us,
that this individual is to play a conspicuous
part in manipulating our destiny? Wo
are to subscribe our money under his auspices.
We had an experience with a man
?l his name (barrWg that extra I) some
twenty years ago, and tho memory is tra
siiwwuu many or our tax payers tothi"
dsy. Noah L. Wilson anil tbe Marietta
& Cincinnati Railroad remain to us as
precious souvenirs of tho days gone by.
We shall not forget them soou. We do
not need another of the namo, oven with
sn extra 1 in it, Just yet, until we gei clear
?f the taxes that havo come i}own to us
ss a heritage from tho d?ys of 1853, when
*e voted a quarter of a million to the
Marietta & Cincinnati road.
? O'
A vouiia lady says that a gentleman
ought never to feel discouraged when tho
momentous question" is negatived by tho
object ol his choice, "for in life, as In
grammar, wo always detillno before we
The belief 4i enterUued by manfty
the contractor of the Wheeling and Lai
Erie Railroad is to receive only half nt
for the construction of the line until tl
entire work shall have been complete
This Is manifestly Incorrect. The t&n
of the company's contract with H. B. Wil
son & Co., as given by Mr. Bell In his on
language In hit letter published jo bol
dally papors of tho city, a few days sine
are that "both the share and bonded cap
"tal must be placed under the control i
"trustees, who are requital! to see to 1
"application and the contractor recclvi
"nothing whatever until-twenty miles <
"tUc road are graded anil tied, and th
"bridges and masonry thereon complete*
"and thereafter only fifty percent of tl
"engineer's estimate in cath from localan
"other <lock lubtcriptiont, until the compli
"tion of the road." This la Mr. Bell's ow
language and ii evidently given as tl
substance of tho following firovlsion qui
ted from the contract itself:
"It It, however, anderstood and agreed than
part 6( tho caah payment (Tom local sabscrl
tious shall be called for by partita of tho eecoi
part (the contractora) until after twenty miles i
tho utd railroad are graded and SSL and tl
bridgea and aaaonry thereon completed; ar
thereafter lor grading, tlelnz, naaonry at
brldgoa only llfty par cant of tho englneera' eel
matea or coat shall be called for In cash by pa
Ues of the second part oat of the aralli or loc
and stock snbscrlnuons, either fortheaaidhra
ty miles or for ananbsaqnent work until tb
aid line la completed."
This part-of the contract clearly prt
vldes for the payment in cadi, to be r,
alhed from local tubierivtioru. for oni
half of the full cost of all work don
after the first twenty miles arc ton
But the 4th article ot the contract s
quoted by Mr. Bell is as follows:
And the Mid party of the lint part (the ral
road company) farther agreea to prepare fortl
with theacaal acrlp certificates of stock of sal
company, and to execute and deliver the earn
to said trustee or trustees for them to havt an
to hold for the purposes of this contract, for th
rull amount of the capital stock of the tald cos
pany, authorized by law; and that the Mid trm
tee or trustees shall hold the Mm* In t nut fc
tbo various parties In Interest, and shall dellve
onto the putles of the second part, or their 01
der or assigns, 10 much and such proportion c
Mid stock as they shall from time to tlmft rc
quire and be entitled to receive during tho tim
of construction, upon the said monthly est!
mates of the chief engineer of said company.
It will be seen that this article provide
for the delivery to the contractor (the pai
ties of the gecond part) a proposition c
"scrip certificates of stock" in payment c
the work ot construction in addition tb th
fifty per cent auh payment elsewhere pre
vided for in the contract as above shown
Furthermore, it fa a feature of the cod
tract, which has been made specially
nrnminpnt hv fr5#?nria nf th? rriari thn
but one-hajf of the share capital Block c
tbc company ii to be taken by the loca
subscribers, the remaining half (13,000,
000) to be taken or provided for by th'
contractor, and that stock certificates ti
that amount are to be delivered to him b;
the trustees in payment of worjc dom
undfr the contract upon the engineer'
monthly estimates of the coat of suci
work done. It will bo soen, therefore
that whatever the estimated cost of an;
portion of the construction may be th
contractorvwill receive fifty per cenfcc
that cost in cash, and will be "entitled t
" receivo" and may require fifty per cet
thereof in the "scrip certificates" to b
prepared "forthwith," and to be execute
and delivered to the trustees for that pur
pou. Thus the contractor receives fit
pay f?r his work as rapidly as he accom
plishes it alter the first twenty miles ar
II the work of construction is com
menced at the other end ol the line, a
Mr. Willson told in his Norwalk speed
was his intention, he may, with entir
safety to himself abandon the work at an
point after the flrsttwenty miles has bee
completed and the company will have n
remedy against his failure or refusal t
compieto the whole line. The first ej
tract given, above from the contract, Mi
Bell tells us in his letter, "was put in th
contract as'a guarantee that the conira<
tors should not abandon the work whe
partially done;" but we submit to the in
telllgent reader whether the provision i
any adequate degree serves the purport
for whiee it was intended. Thatproiklo
rsfers only to the "cash payments frot
local subscriptions," but is singularly an
we'think Bigoflcantly silent inregiadt
< 1...J. r i_ >l
kuu owtip |JBjrwGi|u piuviucu lur iu iu
second quotation from tho contract.
It strikes us that a l/uiinai method <
guarding against tho abandonment of tb
work before completion would have bee
to exact from the contractor a bond, wit
well known approved sureties, for the fu
and strict lulftllment of every stipuiatio
of that instrument. If the contractor
the well known atid reliable financier li
has been so profusely represented to b
he surely could lmve readily futnishe
such seciuj^and thus have added greatl
W. tho cPncnuu the people aro no
wed to repose In him.
PlarlDt his Role.
Mr. II. B. Willson, the eminent Ne'
\ ork financier, has been cultivating tli
acquaintance of our colored voters. W
understand that he*fe disposed to be gn
clous towards them and seeks to kno'
them by name. lie has assumed the to'
ol the ancient Ahtonio in the Merchai
ol Venice, and "would have monies" i
the hands of these bumble voters. ?
knows that they htm votes to est
and that votes just now are pr
clous where three-quartan of a millli
ot dollars aro concerned. We trust th
our colored friends will appreciate the
attentions for just what they are won
and no more. Mr. H. B. WiLLaoit mi
be an ardent friend of the colored rat
but It Is not well ttrlayany great stress
any body's smiles and 'hand shakes Jo
on the eve of an eloctlon. It is alwa
sale to ipot people who seek your ?
quain lance at a juncture like the preset
As a rule they will not be so anxlous
now you alter eleotion.
Opposition Meeting to the Railroad
-Ad Bridge Subscriptions*
M The unduraignM,citizen! anil.voters of
:e the city ol Wheeling, believing tbnt the
kv proposed city subscription to the Wheel'
fog & Lake Eric Hail road and Railroad
' Bridge should not be authorized by th?
? people without better guarantees than
u have yet been offered Tor the safe and el11.
fectlvo expenditure of any subscription
which tho city may mako to theso pro
Joels, do hereby call a general meeting ol
? citizens, to be held at the Court House
e, steps, oq Friday evening, tho 31st Inst, at
7J o'clock.
. The meeting wUl bo addressed by some
of the substantial business men of the
la . - - -
- uujr, upon iue merits 01 luese projecia 09
>8 they are to bo presented to tho voters ot
the city on Saturday next.
t- All Demons desiring lurthet informa10
tion conccrning tho proposed subscripit
tions are cordially invited to attend.
ie A. Roger*. John Robrccht,
* James McGollough & Co Job. Bpeldol A Co.
? Jno. L. Bmlth, McCabe, Kraft A Co.
n. 8. J. Boyd. ? J. MorL'ntj,
Simpson,Wilson & UowCecIl, Uobbs &Co.
n Ilandlan, Jordan, A Co.A. G Robinson,
A. Turner, Oelebay, Bon & Co.
10 Youngjb Iluscmcn, \v. T. Burt,
j. ChM. W. Conner, Jas, Maxwell,
James Crangle. W. R. I?hain,
Dewey,Vanco & Co. Cohn, Sampliner & Co.
,0 Albert P. Fran/.ell, Robt. Prait & Son.
y. C. EeM, P. W. IJoflloy,
5 J. McCluney, T. M Rellly.
uf List,Davenport & Parks M. Rellly,
ie J- G. Morriii, John Hold, 8r.,
a sotwjsv sxte
Schulz & Neuhtueen, Louis Eberllng,
r. Greer ALalnjf, I)r. O. Bchnghardt,
dl H. N. Prathcr, Henry Roeiner,
j. R. J. Smyth, CJchatnbrn,
10 A.J.Harry, ThomasII.Heed,
R II. Cummins, Carnahkn A Co.,
G. L. Oranmor. David Knll,
> Isaiah Warren, Thomas Mofllt,
James Cummins, Win. McNabb,
A J. Clarke, P.L. Klmbcrly.
3- W. J. Robb, May 80
u ?The statement telegraphed from
Nashville, Tenn., that JelTerson l)avis
, had written a letter to Wado Hampton
lavoring the election or Greeley and say
- ing mat mo Dcuuicrnis would act unwised
ly In making a nomination is untrue. Mr.
? Davis stales that lie has expressed no
i- opinion in the matter.
J ?Emily Williams, toother of Bishop
Williams, of tho State of Connecticut,
lf jelict of the late Ephriam Williams, of
e Deerfleld, Mass., (lied in Middletown,
' Conn., Wednesday.
?Advices from Pensacola, Florida, report
that Stephen K. Mallory, ex-Con fed'
erate Secretary of tho Navy, has declared
his intention to work for Horace Greeley.
?Tho Charleston (S. C.) County Demo'
cratic Convention held Thursday, adopted
'* resolutions endorsing the Cincinnati plati.
form and candidates, and instructed their
i- delegates to the State Convention to use
y ail efforts so to shape its. action that the
t whole influence of South Carolina at B&l!(
timoro shall he directed to prevent any
. nominations other than that of Greeley
' and Brown.
f ?Brick Pomeroy has mandamised each
e member of the New York Board of Audit
J to compel payment of his bill for city ad1
vertisement. The claim amounts to be
B tween forly and fifty thousand dollars,
s ?Thursday, in Hopkins cdh'nty, Ky.,ta
h negro desperado, drunk at a circus, at,
tacked Dr. Mann Winstcd, a policeman,
IJ with a piece of scantling. Winstcd shot
? him in the neck with a revolver, killing
" him Instantly. , .
?Captain Henry Dexter, ol Evansville,
0 Indiana, commander of thy Reamer Quickll
step, and one of tiic oldest steamboatmen
,e on the western waters, died here Thurad
day evening, Irom an over dose of mor
phlne, accidentally administered.
U ?The strike of the boss tailors of CinI
cinnatl, Newport and Covington, against
q the clothiers, involves 8,000 persons. A
committee will visit the clothlere to-day
with a demand for 25 per cent increase of
" wages.
?The Indianapolis, Ind., .daily Journal
>> has been sold by its present proprietors
0 to a company, consisting of Mr. Ridenous,
y formerly President ol the Junction railn
road, Mr'. Hogate, collector of internal
o lavenue, and others.
o ?A Mr. Meycra, sample. agent for
.. Mfivera Brns. Rnfitnn .lnwolrv HnnsB
r, stopping at the Plankenton Houbo, .Milg
waukce, had his trunk brokon open and
$4,000 worth of jewelry stolen yesterday
afternoon. No arrests were mado. Suspicion
points to a man who followed him
from Chicago.
n ?The Diocesan Convention of the
a Protestant Episcopal Church ot Kentucky
n in session at Newport, Bishops Smith and
n Cummins presiding, refused Thursday to
d amend the Constitutitfn to allow proporo
tlonal representation.
Washington, May 30?No intelligence
ie relative to the treaty wa9 received this
n forenoon. The gentral feeling is that our
, government haa mado all the concessions
' it can atlord, that the responsibility must
U fall on Great Britain should the treaty tail,
n the negotiations however are still pending.
Ig The.Presideht approved the supplementary
apportionment of the btll. The
16 Senate tariff and tax bill came up and
e, was discussed.
d It |is known from official sources that
y. the treatv of Washington is in npril. The
" United States having placed in Great
Britain the rcsponsiblity ol tliis failure
and tbe President and Senato being determined
to make no lurtlier concessions.
^ The telegjams last regfijfed do not give
? hope ot'an early adjustment, a9 it is said
. Great Britain reluscs unequivogjil the
? withdrawal of her claims lor indirect
fr damages.
n Maxwell Woodliuli, Assistant Sucrei?
tary of Legation, arrived hero to day
. with dispatches from Gen.. aphenck. ,
1 Borne ol the Senators say It is impossi?t
ble for Oongress to adjourn on-Monday,
[e and therefore pronoso asking for an oxtension
of time.
' m
Weather Report.
>n , Win DirumiT, |
at Orrtci orrmi Cniir BioKiL Omen, I
Wmuihotox, D. 0., May 90-7:80 p.m. I
A. rising barometer with northeasterly
iy to westerly winds and clearing weather
:e, will prevail on Friday from tho l?wer
_ lakes to Florida, and eastward to tho Atlantic
Clear and pleasant weather lor
11 the Quit States with a falling barometor.
ys Easterly to southerly winds and increaso
Ing oloudlness will prevail northwest of
lt the Ohio valloy, with possibly threatening
' weather from tlje Lower Missouri valloy
to to Lake Superior. Dangerous winds are
1 not anticipated, jer*-. . "
KMluitlrdj t? the Intelligencer.
V fB> the WtMn Dnloo Line.
Jllleo NorUi-wett oor. it Kiln tnd Monroe eU
HnmnAfMin Pnnunnlinn
uGiiiuuiauu uuiivciiuuiiNomination
of Officers,
Gov. Jaoob Thrown Overboard.
V i
Pajikrbbbubq, W. Va., May 80.
Spcclal Telegraphic Correiponience.
Parkersburg overflows with Democracy.
The gathering i3 somewhat larger
than tlie Republican Convention here two
years ago. Tlie Convention assembled in
tho market house, at 11 a. m. The building
hail been tastefully lestooned and convcolently
arranged, oxccpt that the stand
was unfortunately located at one end, the
result being that tho communication by
sound between the stand and the crowd,
only reachcd about half way to the rear.
Tko Panhandle delegation happened to be
placed furthest baclt, they were crowded
clcar behind the seats, and could
neither hear nor be heard. Tho result
was that they raged furiously and
sent a delegation forward to notify
the Chair that they would not stand It.
They were quieted by the promises of
seals well forward this afternoon. J. W.
Gallaher, ot Marshall, presided temporarily,
being nominated by Mr. Baker
Chairman ot the State Committee. Your
townsman, Barney Qalligan, was made
temporary secretary with assistants. Tho
Senatorial delegations had by prcviou8
arrangement held a meeting and selected
the members of the several committees'
so that there was nothing to do but to announce
these and take a recess. This was
done with but little confusion. It Is understood
that these preliminary meetings
and the committees selected were all set up
by the "Camden-Jackson-Baker-Walker"
ring, who. If this be true, will have full
coutrol of the Convention:
Mr. Walker, of the Conner, offered a
resolution pledging all candidates before
the Convention to abide its action. This
wa3 tabled as out of order before tho
regular organization. It was aimed at
Gov. Jacob, who iB here, and who, it has
been reported this morning, is disposed, ii
ho finds himself unfairly dealt with,
will not submit.
The latest rumor is that he has withdrawn
from tho candidacy. The feeling
between the Camden and Jacob men
runs high, and thoro is material lor a
first class explosion if Gov. Jacob should
sco fit to apply tho match. I think, however,
he will not make trouble.
J. W. Jackson was unanimously nominated
this morning by a Judicial Convention
lor Judge ol this Circuit.
Upon reassembling, tho Contention
was organized by choosing llr. J. Blair
Iloge, of Bcrkcly, lor President, and 0. S.
Long of Ike Regiiter for Secretary, with
Dana L. Hubbard, of your city and J. W.
Woofindin, of-the Weston Democrat, as
Mr. Long, declined from the pressure ol
other duties ai\d Mr. Galllgan, or Wheeling
was made permanent Secretary.
Over the report W the Order of business
there was a contest whether the
Judges of the Supremo Court should be
chosen one from each Congressional district
and the fourth from the'Btate 'al
large, or whether all four shouldycome
from the State at largo. Tho report oi
thaCommittee proposed, tho first method.
~ n?i nr:u?.*
vu1. 1icu 1t1ujuu, u1 udlllouu, 1uu?cu
the latter, and the recommendation of the
committee was finally agreed to. Then
followed #
which was made by H. 8. Walker, ol
Kanawha, as the unanimous report of the
committee. The resolutions, which arc
as IoIIowb, were the result of a long and
laborious grind in committee:
Resolved 1st, We congratulate tho people a pot
tho faithful redemption of all tho pledges upor
which the Democratic party was placed latpowei
In West Virginia.
2nd. Wo heartily endorso tho Democratic 8tat<
administration and point to ltafconeaty and effl
clency as a fnll guaranty of oar continued fidelity
to tho Interests of the Slate and_people.
8rd. Thitln thu opinion of this Convention all
the elements of opposition to the present national
administration snould bo tonsolldated In the
approaching Presidential campaign, without pre
juuice to the unity and perpetuity of tho Democratic
4th. Tnatwlth lull confidence In the wisdom
and patriotism of tho National Democratic Con
ventlon soou to asscmblo at Baltimore, w<
pledgo tho Democracy of West Virginia to abide
by iin action or recommendation, and to expresi
their approbation thereof at the polls.
6th. Wo pledge to the nominees of thla Con
ventlon our earnest and active support.
6th. We IndoraetheprqposodncwConaUtutioi
ot the Stato of. West VBtolnla, and recomment
It* ratification py the people, without dlatlnctloi
of party.
These resolutions worn adopted with i
Uenrty unanimity. ' '
Tho understanding hero is that the]
look to an acceptance of Greeleyat Bal
The Convention then proceeded t
mnko nominations.
Johnson N. Camden, of this city, wa
the only pan nominated for Goveraoi
Tho rumored withdrawal of Got. Jacol
was confirmed by the event, and Hi
Camden was nominated by acclamatlor
and being, present made a speech of ac
The. balloting proceeded and resulte
in the choice of the following ticket:
For Governor?Johnson N. Camden, ol
1 Wood; Attorney General?Henry M. Matthews,
of Greenbrlo; Auditor?Edward
' A. Bennett, present Incumbent; Treasurer
?John 8. Burdett, present incumbent;
Superintendent of Public Bchoois?Bon- ,
' JaminW. Byrne, ot Clay^ Judge of Su- 1
' preme Court of Appeals-^ames Paull, of 1
Ohio; Alpheus P. Eaymond, of Marion; 1
Ohas. P. T. Moore, of Mason; John S. '
Hodman, ol Clarksburg. '
The unsuccessful candidates before tlio I
Convention were: For Attorney General,
, Joseph Sprigg, Incumbent, withdrawn; tor t
Auditor, W. W. Miller, of Ohio, and W.
a Lively, of Gilmer; for Treasurer, Jacob
> P. Strickler, ot Ritchie; tor Superintendent
of Schools, J. B. Hardwlcke, ot Kana,
wha, and B. H. Thaxter, of Cabell; for
Judges 8upreme Court of Appeals, Okey
, Johnson, Matthew Edmiston, Samuel
Woods, ffm. H. Travers 'and James D.
The following new Stato Executive
Committee was selected: A. J. Pannell,
ol Wheeling; Jos. W. Gallaher, Moundsville;
John Bassell, Clarksburg; W. P.
Thompson, Parkersburg; G. J. Walker,
Mason; W. H. Hogeman, Charleston; T.
B. Kline, Barboursville; j.' W. Imbodan
1 and David Goff, Beverly; W. P. WlUpy,
Morgantown; John T. Pierce, Mineral; W.
T. Logan, Berkeley. Of whom five are a
Our Wheeling friends are In high feather
over the aomlnation of Mr. Paull. His
Buccess Is due to two little speeches, one
by Lurty, ot Harrison, and Good, of Ohio.
Lurty eulogized HolTman to the stars and
referred in glowing teems to his serWcee
and sufferings in the rebel army, and to
'bis having had seven horses shot under
him, and to bis having left a leg to bleed
on the fields of Petersburg.
Mr. Good replied tg this in a happy and
, giuwiug euiugiBiic spcecn iu ueiiau o: Air. c
Paull and the Northern Panhandle, which c
had been allotted nothing, and was here, 0
like Lazarus, asking for a crumb from this e
Convention. He administered a temper- I
ato but sufficient rebuke to Lurty's appeal
to Hoflman's Conlcderate record, and t
went Tar enough to touch the feelings of s
tha Union Democrats without exciting e
these oLUhe Confederates. . It was the 6
turning point in the contest between Paull (
and HolTman, and from that moment the j
tide carried Paull forwaffl to success. i
There are many rumors to-night about j
Gov. Jacob's position. It was supposed a
lieait was found ho was not named in a
tho Convention lor Governor that he P
would be brought forward for Judge of j
tho Supreme Court; but tho fact that bo
was not shows that the report of his en- o
tiro withdrawal from all candidacy before
the Convention was well founded. Tho J
reason for this, I am assured by his ,
friends, is that thsy found while a large 1
I part of the Convention were his friends l/
that the body as a whole had beeq so set
up by tho Camdenites that the Governor
was left without the ghost ol a chance for
a nomination, and both in obedicnce to his
own reelings and the advice of his friends.
He declined to bo bought off with old
clothes. Some of his friends say to-night
that they will make him an' independent
candidate. The refusal to let his name go
into tho Conventional all, gives color to
the idea. Tho general talk is that il
Gov. Jacob has the nerve to strike boldly
he will be thenextjQovernor, as ho would
get the solid Republican vote and take a
large part of the Democratic vote. Yet
it is thought he is not likely to improve
the opportunity; lacking the bold and decisive
qualities which make success fnl public
loaders. The Convention elected Okoy
1 Johnson, oi Wood and Joseph Sprigg, of
Hardy for electors at large. Tho choice
of tho district electors being left to the
Tho following were selected us dele
gates to the Baltimore Convention from j
1 the 8tato at large: Messrs. Henry Bran- I
1 non, of Lew's; A T. Caperton, ol Monroe; 1
' H.G.Davis, of Mineral, and Ben Wilson, j
1 of Harriion. The following gentlemen |
' are the delegates Irom the districts: First i
' District?Wm. M. Clements, of Wood, 1
and Alexander Campbell, of Brooke; .
' 2d District?Wm. P. Willey, of Monon- ]
1 galia, and'B. F. Martin, of Taylor; 3d ]
1 District?J. W. Imboden, of Fayette, and '
8. C. Stridor, of Kanawha.
| Methodist General Conference. J
i New York, May 30.?Bishop Wiley ,
prfcslded over the Methodist General Con- (
fe^ence to-day. Resolutions appropriate .
1 to decoration day wero adopted.
A petition of the colored people of tho ;
i South for a colored Bishop was presented. ;
i Bishops Cole, of Kentucky and Lynch, ,
' of Mississippi spoko in favor of tho peti- (
i tion, which was referred to ft Special Com- ,
- mittee ol nine.
Rev. Dr. Benj. St. James Fry was i
l elected editor of theJCenfrai Chrutian
Aatocau 01 bl lour, receiving assu votes. ;
Rev. Dr. D. D. Love, ol the Northern \
\ Chriitian Advocate at Syracuse. Dr. |
Benson wis the sole candidate for
| the editor ol the Calilornla ChHi- ,
\ turn Advocate and was elected. Rev.
I Dr. Dillon was elected editor of the
1 Pacific Chrittian Advocate, and Dr. Hup.
ter of the Pittiburghi Chriitian Advocate
by a vote ol 318 out of 863. Dr. Bonner
| presented the report of the Special Com}
mittee on the Book Concern Affairs
which was read by Judge Cooley. The
i committee conclude that there havo been
ropeated.frauda, chiefly, if not wholly in
the manufacturing department, and the
t bindery rtpoq seemed to give general sat
isfaction. On motion ol "Lanaban
tho report was tabled, to be considered
first to-morrow.
o _
River News.
9 Cincinnati, May 80.?River, 9 feet.O
. inches. Weather, clear and pleasant
Cairo, May 80.?River, fallen 7 inches.
Weather, clear and cool. Mercury, 74
i, Louiotim, May 80.?River, falling;
i. B feet 2 inches in the canal; 8 feet 2 inches
in the chute. Weather, clear, warm and
windy. Business, only tolerable.1
a St. Loon, May' 30.?River, tailing
slowly. Weather, cloudy.
? I
Washington, May 30. J
Mr. Vah.Thdsip in a personal explana- fi
Ion declarod the statement untrue that lie 11
lad deollned examining, while on tho sub- 0
iu-Klux Committee, prominent laws '
?itU lawyers who could make KuKlux
llscloeures. " >
Mr. Stevenson testified to Mr. Van "
rnuMP'B good conduct In that whole 0
natter. 0
lut auuaiu 0111 exiunuini; ior uiree I
rears tho act of the 22d of Juno, 1800, 0
nrtliq. final adjustment of private land v
ilalms in Florida, Louisiana and Missouri 11
Hissed with amendments. 81
Mr. ScthwIbld irom the select Commiteo
on Affairs in Louisiana presented the
enort of himself and McCbkkiiy. *
Mr. Speer, ot Pa., presented the report P
if himself, and Aiujuer Surra, of New ?
fork, is to present his own views. There 11
vas no regular commlttoe report.. Tho P
locuments wero all ordered printed. "
The report of the Public Buildings ?
/'ommitteo on tho Seneca sandstone inrestigation
was made and ordered printed. S
Tho House refused to suspend the rules ei
o pass tho bill prohibiting tho issuo of
lank notes except by the United States or v
State banks. a
Tho bill for tho better security of bank 81
eserves was passed under u suspension o! 8
he rules. It provides that tho Secretary ?
it the Treasury bo authorized to receive B
!. S. notes on deposit without interest
rom national banks of not less than $10,- t<
00, and issuo certillcates therefor ol not P
ess than $5,000; said certificates being *
isyable on demand in U. S. notes; where "
leposlls are made tho notes thus deposit- y
d aro not counted as part of the legal u
reasury reserve, but tho certificates may 0
10. counted by tho national banks as part
f their legal reserve and bo accepted in "
he clearing house balance, where the de- w
losits wore 'made; tho deposits shall be
leld as a speciariund In tho treasury to t(
ie used only In redemption of said certifi- o
Atfis. Nothing in thin not. ia tn lin onn- lC
trued as authorizing any expansion or 8'
ontraction of tlio currency. {<
Mr. Butleii being informed by the "
ft-EAKEK that there was no possibility of
impelling a vote oa the enforcement act, 11
aoved to adjourn, but at the suggestion w
ii Mr. Dawes a recess was taken till
vcning, when debate only was to take "
ilace. a
The bill was reported authorizing the 11
lecretary of the Treasury to purchase a C1
its in Philadelphia for a postofilce, the
xpense of both site and building not to P
xceed a million and a half of dollars. P
Mr. Sfrkcer, from the Committee on a
Jommerce, reported adversely on the u
louse bill to incorporate the Loomis
Lerial Telegraph Company. P
Mr. Loo an, from the Committee on ''
lilitary Affairs,. reported the House *
mcndment to the bill authorizing certain
ppointments in the Quartermaster's De- n
artment, and recommended concurrence ?
herein. He asked its present considers, r
ion. ''
Mr. Nye objected and the kill went
ver. , 0
Mr. Scott, from the Committee on Al- 1
eged Outrages in the Southern States, re- e
rated a new bill composed of the exact r
ihraseology of the bill extending the 1
President s power to suspend tho writ of
lahau corpus and of tho civil rights bill, 1
rath of which passed the S?aato last week. a
Mr. Scott, also from the-same commit- >1
nittee, reported without amendment, Mr. 11
vellooq's bill providing lor additional
aipervisors of election, under the enforce- c
nent act of the 28th of February, 1871.
Mr. Bayard objected to the second CAdintr
of tha hilln. Thn minnritv nf thn
:ouimittee, be said, had no knowledge ol
he reference oi these bills, and ho queaianed
the right of the Senate to refer them
o a committee organized for specific and t
intireiy different duties. c
The Vice President said that- the j
Jenate could, if it chose, refer it to a pom- c
nittee on matters outside of its. specific ,,
i Mr.; Busier oflered a joint reso- t
ution amending the constitution by
iroviding for the election of a Presi- ,
lent by a direct vote of the people, and
lboiishing the Vice Presidency. ,
A number ol pension bills were re- ]
ported and passed. (
The tariff bill then camo up. The (
lucstion was on adding to the House bill.
:he appointment of a labor Commissioner, j
rhe salary of the Secretary of the Com- ?
nission was made at $2 500. An amend- t
Tietit was adopted providing lor the ap- t
wintment ol three Commissioners to hold c
ifilce one year; to consider and examine ]
iic various plans and methods of raising t
evenue and renortthe best tax and tarill ,
lystem thoy can defisc, having a regard
:o the interests of the laborer. Its relaion
to capital and otherwise, and haying
egard also to the Interests of commerce
ind of all classes of American people.
Mr. Casseklv offered an amendment,
itoviding that the Commissioners should
36 selected from civil life, irrespective of
mratizan considerations and that at least
jne of them should bo identified with the
labor interest and should have personal
experience and information on that subiocL
Agreed to.
Mr. Fenton then ofleredan amendment
to the tarifl bill, adding to the duty
jn salt as fixed by the bill 20 per cent ad
palorem, and advocated it.
Sir. Ciiakdlek said that it should be
10 per cent. Ho noticed that the Now
England Senators were all in favor of low
duty on salt, about 12J per cent, and he
;ave notice that if they reduced the duly
an salt he would try to have the duties on
New England manufactures reduced to
the same extent.
Mr. Fenton agreed with Mr. Chandler
that 80 per cent would be more just
than 20 per cent. The umendment was
rejected?yeas 22; nays 84. Other amendments
to incrcaso the duty on salt were
oUered and rejected, leaving it as originally
fixed by iho House.
Mr. Lewis otlercd an amendment providing
that tho President instead of the
Becrotary of tho Treasury shall assign
to Internal Revenue Supervisors their
duty in any part of tho United States.
Agreed to.
Mr. Hamilton, of Texas, offered an
amendment providing for tho discontinuance
of any revenue district whenever the
receipts fall bolow the oxpeuses. Rejected.
Tho bill having been considered In the
Committee of the Whole vratf reported to
the Senate, when all the amendments not
reserved were concurred in. Tho provision
supplying a ton per cent reduction
ol tho existing duties to paper was concurred
In as first reported from tho Finance
Committee, as follows; on all paper
apd manufacturers of paper, including
books and other printed matter not heifin
specially provided for.
Mr. SimnsiAN moved the following
amendment, which was agreed to: Onafi
sized and glued paper suited for printing'
paper, twenty-five per cent ad valorem; on
goods the product of the country east of
tho Qapj f)f Good-Hope, except raw cot
. L
on and raw Bilk, when Imported from ?
ilaces west of tho Cape, wu amonded to 7
a to take eflect on the lit of October, atid
oncurred in.
On motion of Mr. Sbebuan, the para- '
Tapb imposing a duty of three-quarters .
it a cent per pound on fine flax, dressed !
nd valued at twenty-flvo cents per pound, '
faa struck out J
Upon concurring In the amendment ,
dcp'.cd in the Committee of Whole, ,
aaking the duty on saltpeter crudo, one j
ent per pound, partially refined one cent .
nd a hall, and refined two cents per j
lound, there was some discussion, In the
ourso of which Mr. IUyaiid said there
pas something in tho air ] ust now which
?ado it desirable to provide for a good
upply ol gunpowder.
The amendment was concurred in.
Mr. Chandler moved to amend the o
Bctlon following tho drawback on lm- t!
orted materials used In the construction e
1- .u tt?j j
:d Suites lor the purpose ol being em- a
loved la the foreign trade, so as to pro- 11
Iblt such vessels lrom engaging In all a
oastwisu trade. Lost
Mr. Bi'uaouk offered an amendment
Iving the bcnotlt or the section to vessels .
ogaged In the coastwise trade. Lost. ,
Mr. Scott offered an amendment pro- :
ldlng that where American materials
re used in the construction of auch ves- J
sis, there shall be allowed and paid an
mount equivalent to the duties Imposed J!
a similar foreign materials or articles
'hen imported. Lost
Mr. Vickbiu, on behalf if the Commit>o
on Commerce, offered an amendment tl
rovidlng tliat the American vessels c
'hichhave been registered abroad since g
le 1st ol July, 1801, may within two p
ears be registered as American vessels a
ndcrsuch regulations as the Secretary n
I the Treasury may prescribe. Agreed to. g
The other amendments to this section,
: ported from the Committee on Finance,
ere concurred in. n
Mr. Tiiusiuull offered an ameudment ,j
) tho section, allowing payment herealler _
[ one third ol the duties on imports in j,
igal tender notes, providing that one n
xth ol tho duties may be paid in legal A
inder notes, which, when received, shall c
e destroyed. Lost?yeas, 18; najs, 37.
The amendment reported lrom the Fiance
Committee Btrikintfout this section
ras then concurred in. ?
Mr. Fenton moved to non concur in j]
le amendment reported from the Com- ?
littee on Finance providing tor the re- "
ision of the duties On imported Bait uaed "
i curing fish. The amendment was con- C
nrred in.
Air. mohton Miered an amendment
roviding for tho non-collection ot any 1
er diem tax on distilleries, which have s
ccrued when the distilleries have been p
navoidabiy suspended. s
A Senator moved to amend, so as to c
rovide for tho remission of tbo income a
ix lor 1871, now due, but uncollected, g
Lgreed to. Yeas, 28; nays, 18.
Air. Craoin moved to amend the
mendment so as to exclude from its opcr- .
tion members of Congress who have not ['
laid their income tax lor-1871. Agreed :
o. Yeas 27, nays 18. *
Mr. Moiuull, ot Maine, offered an F
mendment providing tor the refunding of 0
he income tax for 1871 already paid, and f
xplained that he offered to show the imiropriety
of tho proceeding amendment to I
emit the income not yet paid. c
Mr. Mohton said he would rather with- k
Iraw his amendment than have it made
. vehicle lor amendments which would
lefeat this bill, and no objection being i
aade ho withdrew it. 1
Liquorice was placed on the 10 per c
ent reduction list c
The Senate was still in session at c
-30 a. m. t
new "York ou t. <
New York, May 80.?It is reported 1
iy Examiner Callender that $30,000 !
il tho lunds of the Eighth National
Sank were abstracted by the President '
if the bank, and that he be proceeded I
.gainst for complicity therein.
Hannah Fowler was yesterday acquit- 1
cd for the murder of her husband.
me weainer was cooi mis morning,
vith the appearance of rain. '
Preparations lor decorating the soldiers' '
:ravcs have been made on a large scale. 8
.'resident Grant has sent a letter to the 8
3raml Army regretting his Inability to 1
lelobrate the day with them.
The ceremonies of Decoration Day
lave been considerably Interlered with by 1
l rain storm which commenced during ?
ho forenoon, and continued throughout '
ho day. About 11 o'clock a procession c
if citizens and wagons passed down c
3roadway, en route to Greenwood Ceme- 1
ery, under the escort of veterans ol the
var. Several divisions of tho Grand
\jmy formed in Union Square, in tho <
norning, and, after decorating tho statues <
it Washington and Lincoln, proceeded to I
ho different cemeteries and continued the 1
lecoration of tho soldiers' graves. Tho '
;ravcs of General Kearney and other lie- I
ocs, in Trintty Church-yard, wero deco- '
ated by tho procession. Tho decoration 1
it Fariagut's grave was performed about
lunriso, an address being delivered byjthe
ihaplain ol the navy yard. (
The Greek Consul hero denies that ,
3reek criminals havo been shipped to ,
.his country. t
A Washington dispatch says that the .
President when at the Senate yesterday |
ibowcd to tho leading Senators the dis- ,
matches received Irom Minister Schonck ]
in the supplemental articles. The first j
>1 these dispatche represents that the
British Government is dissatisfied and
mnnot accept tho Senate substitute, unless
there is another supplement adopted 1
making the explanation clearer. <
Mr. Fish replied that no further charges I
:ould be conceded.
Another subsequent dispatch reiterated
that the changes in the article adopted by (
tho Senate were not clear to the English ,
irovernmcnt. Yesterday Mr. Pish assured
)l,n( tlin Qnnntn -,^,.1.,
OllUlBlur 1UIUUVUU luu utuaiu igauiutlonwas
the alternative ol the United
States, and tliat further obstinacy on the
part of the British government could
n" he regarded by our government as a
o to seethe treaty tail altogether.
A dispatch waa^ent to Schenck, yesterday,
stating that the British government
must accept the Senate proposition or
none at all, and as the responsibility of
the treaty rests with England, the President
docs not think there will bo an exigency
for an extra session of the Senate,
but should further treaty negotiations ensue
that event will become necessary.
?Tho New York WoMi spccial from
London says the British government considers
that tho negotiations with the
American government with regard to tho
Treaty of Washington ljave failed. Tho
government will inform Parliament that
it will withdraw from the arbitration at
?Three hundred shoemakers of Cincinnati,
are striking for 18 per cent of an
increase on custom made shoes.
Madrid, Hay 80.?In tho Cortes to-day
Topeto, President of the Council, stated
that the Ministry fecognizcs tho validity
?i the Convention mode by Serrano vrltli
iuu reneis in Ulscoy, pardoning those who
roluntarily surrender, anil requested the
jpposition not to Interpolate ttio governnent
relative to the threats. Upon this
uinouncement Zorrilla moved a vote of
snaure upon Serrano. This action of
farrllla'i will probably cause Serrano's
Notwithstanding the request of Admiral
ropctc In tho Cortes that tbo opposition
bould relrnln from taking any action relaivo
to tbo endorsement by the goverancnt
of the eourso pursued by Serrano,
lardly had the excitement uicd away
fhen Mr. "MartoB procflxlcd with tbo
uestion. Tbo Government President reused
to answer. Marios Insisted on his
lunation, when tbo President declared that
be action of tbo Deputy was insulting to
ilm uml to tho cbunibcr. Qrcat confUion
followed the retirement of the Presl- lent,
and tliu tumult in tho cbambor beame
general. Amid the din of voices no
Jeputy could bo plainly beard.
at na9i1v1llb.
Nashville, May 80.?Tho decoration
f the graves of the soldiers at tho Naional
Uemetcry took placo to day. About
ight thousand persons participated. Adrtsses
were made by A. H. Pottobone
nd others. Tho day was beautiM, tho
owcra were contributed in great abundnce,
and no grave was neglected.
at indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Slay 30.?Decoration
ay was generally observed hcie, most ol
be business bouses being closed during
bo afternoon. Tho ceremonies during
be decoration of tbo graves wero ImpresIvo,
and wero participated In by a largo
umber of people. Mayor McOaulley
elivercil an address.
Nbw York, May 80.?Notwithstanding
ho inplr'mdnt wnntlinr tlin (1 A H
uted their design of decorating tho
raves of their fallen comrades. Tho
recession was divided into fonr divisions,
nd was bended by a police oscort ot 18
lcn. Gen. Joseph C. Pinckncy acted as
rand marshal.
at milwaukee.
Mitwaokee, May 80.?Decoration Day
'as appropriately observed here and
iroughout tho Northwest. About 800
raves in the Cemeteries of Milwakee were
;ruwn with llowers at an early hour this
loraiog by tho members of tho Grand.
,rmy of the liepubllc. The day opened
loudy but cleared oil bright and sunny.
at terrs haute
Terre IIautf., Ind., May 80.?Tliu
ecoration exercises in this city were
it: most imposing demonstration of the
ind ever known in this part of the connry.
Tho procession was immense ^nd
lore than .1,000 people were at tho
Icmctcry. A
at toledo.
Toledo, May 80.?Forsythe Post No.
5, G. A. It, assisted by tho various civic
ociettes and a large concourse of citizens,
icrlormed the ceremony of decorating tho
oldicrs craves at thu FWoat nrnl nthpp
emcleries this afternoon. Appropriate
ddresses were delivered. Business was
;euerully suspended during the afternoon.
at cleveland.
Cleveland, May 80.?Deeoration day
o this city was tnoro generally observed
Iwn on any other previous occasion o(
be kind. Business being generally susended
and the population regarding it as
, holiday. Ceremonies nt tho soveral
emetries were quite impressive and
leautiful and tho floral offerings were
cry profuse. At Woodland Cemetery a
leaulitul granite monument to the
Seventh Ohio Infantry was decorated.
at w asiiington.
Washington, May 80.?In compliance
vith the Executive orders issued by
'resident Grant and Governor Cooke, all
lepartments of government and district
iflices were closed during tho day to
inable the employees to participate with
he Grand Army of the Republic in tho
leremonies in connection with the decoraion
of soldiers' graves. The Houso of
icprescntativi's took a recess from half
last twelve till evening, in order that tho
nembers might enjoy the same privilege.
Thousands ol persons were on the Arling
uu Siwuu>io, Milieu ntiu utaiuiuiiy uuu
irofusely decorated.
The main stand accommodated 800
lersona. At ono o'clock President Grant
rrived, and seated with him on tho
tand were tho Secretary of War, Postnaster
General, Secretary Robeson, Mr.
dori, Japanese Minister, with Iwakura
ind others ol the Embassy. X national
aluto having been tired, the Marine Band
ilayed several pieces of music, and Comade
Duncan recited an original poem.'
Jen. N. P. Banks then delivered the oraion,
at tho conclusion of which tho largo
issemblage moved to tbo tomb of tho un:nnwn
dead, which incloses tho remains
il 2,111 soldiers gathered from tho field
if Bull Iiun and on tbo route to the Rappahannock.
at cincinnati.
Cincinnati, May 80.?The decoration
>f soldiers graves was observed at Spring
jrove Cemetery to day. Five thousand
jeoplo were present. The ceremonies
vere very sample, and a brief address wag
lelivered by Col. D. II. Moore, ot Columius
Very brief and similar ceremonies
vere observed at Davton, Urbana, Delaware,
Bucyrus and Xenla.
at ciiicaoo. ^
Ciiioago, May 80.?Tho ceremonies
:onnected with the annual decoration of
he graves of the Union soldiers In tho
prions cemeteries of this city wera parIclpated
to-day by u largo number of.
iconic. The zreatest nronortlnn of nk
ipere Indies. The day lias been generally
jbsorved In tlio smaller cllics throughout
Illinois und Indiana, business being mostly
suapenecd during & portion ot the day.
at p1ttbburqii.
PiTtaBDKon, May 30.?Tho untavora)le
weather interfered somewhat with tho
observance of decoration duy, although
justness was almost entirely suspended.
at little hock.
Little Rock, May 30.?Decoration
day was generally observed here to-day.
The ccremonlos were Imposing and wera
largely attended.
The Recent Freshet in Noathnrest'
St. T.ocib, May 80.?Mall accounts of
the Ireshet a few days ago, in southwest
Missouri, say whole larms In the valleys .
of Sprlog river, Center Creek, and other
streams, were completely washed away,
icnviog umuiujj um iuvh uiia gravel.
Llvo stock nf all kinds was drowned
in largo numbers and hundreds ol yards
of tlie AUjintlc & Pacific Uaiiroad track
swept Irom its bed into too adjacent
fields. A wall ol water five feet high
rolled down Spring Uiver valley, leaving
only devastation and ruin behind.
The Garner Harder Trial.
Coldhbos, May 30.?The jury In the
Garner murder trial have found a verdict
ol murder' in the firat degree agaimt
John Barclay lor killing Chas. P. Garner,
on November 28th, ny striking him in
the bend lour times with a hammer, near
this city. A motion has been made lor a
new trial.
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