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Oilier J Nhh. iM niul iff fOMrimulli Nfr?*H.
"flow about Mr, JC*iept of Cadi: f
"/ /mif 11 ot heard from him, but I will It
greatly mirpriud if he alloun hi* name to be
prMiUd to the. contention. l?i* too hopeltu a
runted. The. Republican* have all the utfranta/jex.
Their majoritin are principally in the
lomu where <? / '" iote can U brought out in the
/hurt time at their disposal, while the Democratic
flreiujth lie* in tection* which cannot be //ion
uutjhly cunui**ed."
" Then you regard a Republican triumph as
o foregone conclusion t"
" y^, J do,"?J Ion, Row,I. Alexander, in
Intelligencer interview December 14,
THK.ifoiiBU met but parted. It iooka aa |
thoiiKli the Chrlatinaa egg nogg ia still ,
/lo?*iuK? sweetly (lowing. .
Tub year i? closing well for Councilinen. '
Two of them have recently been electrtl
by the Council to.executlve positiona.
West Virginia boyH and girls .
"played hookey" lout year; 10,327 of them
wort not spoilt by the sparing of the rod.
11 the youngsters will not turn over a now
Jt'jif tiie touchers will probably consider It f
their patriotic duty to turn over more ,
TiiKSeuate.having pussed the civil ser- '
vice refornl bill, it is time for the able '
Democratic editors to get out their dyna- 1
mite and blow up that honorable body. \
The Democracy hopes to.get into pow^r I
ami it wants to turn on the hose when~it- j
getH there. Something is always happen- ,
ing to grieve the Democratic heart I
1*kkiiai'S the esteemed DoiuocraticsclKimt-ra
who have been setting on the eggs
m hope in the expectation of hatching out
a rolored Democratic contingent in West
Virginia can think of some other scheme
to make up for desertions. Their attempt
to gather in the colored convention was a
failure about as droll as it was dismal.
Is resjKjnse to inquiries it is timely to
state that the old Sixteenth and the new
Seventeenth district of Ohio are indeutical '
in territory. The old was, and the new
U, composed of the counties of Belmont,
(WiernHt'v. Harrison. Jefferson and Noble.
The redistricting changed thia district '
nu ]> in name?left it with its iive splendid 1
counties and its handsome Republican
(Sovkknok-klkct Pattison is borrowing :
a good deal of trouble before he takes bis
seat, lie insists that it is bis right toap- (
point bis successor as Controller of Philadelphia,
and the Republican City Councils
insist on exercising the right which, the '
. City Solicitor says the law gives them. Mr. ,
l'uttiBon seems disposed to clean up whatever
is lying around loose?by way of
making the Democratic victory complete. ,
Those Southern "colonels" are very
handy with the pistol. Another lias droppedjhia
man, and, fortunately for the murderer,
the otlense was committed in Kentucky,
which is even better than Georgia
(or the practice of the murderer's art. The
Governor of Kentucky has said that he
will pardon as many con victs as he pleases,
and if this gallant colonel should be landed
iu the penitentiary, and has intluential
friends, he will not tarry long in the bouse
of bondage. The expiation of his crime
ou the gallows is hardly to be thought of. ,
Ox Saturday next?only two days hence
?Republican primaries will be held to
Kittm (nr Aliivnc f'.W t? WuMrininf
City Clerk, "Wharf Master and members of
Council. Republicans owe it to themselvea
and to the people to place in the field the '
beat material they can command. This
will Jiot be dooB by cbnnce. The best
men in each ward must select those whom
tiiey think woithy of their support?and
support them at the primaries with the ;
vigor of hard work and the convincing
force of numbers. There must be concert
of action in every ward, or the nominees
will not come up to the popular demand. ,
'Che good meu must .do what the bad men i
tlo? combine?or the* evil influences will
overwhelm them.
Wimtkvkii may have been the hope of
the Democratic schemers who have been
trying to "work" the colored vote in Went
Virginia, they get no comfort from the 1
colored ,men who met here, vesterday, in
convention. Becuuse of the effort to capture
the colored vote, or some considerable. '
part of it, the convention took occasion to ,
make a profession of Republican faith
which is full and explicit.. Why should a !
colored man be a Democrat? Why should
lie help the party which has always bin- i
tiered him?kept him in the bondage of j
l>oi!y and mind wherever and as long as (
it could?What has it to oiler him above the <
Republican party? Democrats have been <
busy telling him that be ought to have ;
otfice. They don't give it to hitn wher? J
they have the power, and, what is of vastly i
more moment, they don't givehis children i
u chance*to get a commou school educa- 1
tiou. It is no libel ou that party to say ,
jthat where it can it denies tlio colored ;
inau every right which belongs to him as i
a man, a citizen and a voter. Were it
suits its purpose it clubs him from the ,
polls or shoola hira down with his
Republican ballot In his hand. Yet
this is the "noble old party" which
talks to the colored voter about office 1
The Republican party has fliven him freedom
and the ballot?made him the equal
before the law of any other man?and that
is worth more to him .ban oflice. Hut the
Republican purty has given him oflice,
too, and very high olllcc. If it has not
iu puuiiu vuipiuvuiuucuvury cuiuruu
man who has asked it, it must be remembered
that several hundred thousand white
Hepublicaus aro iu the uame plight. The
offices won't go around. It may be that,
colored men have been neglected (or Jess
competent and less deserving wluto men,
but it must not bo forgotten that there can
nut he exact justice to every man in the \
distribution oi alike; and, morever, that
there still remains some of that prejudice
to the fostering of which the Democratic 1
party, through so many yejyra of ascendancy,
devoted its greatest energy $pd
ftowjt ulenta,
Halt! to bi I>?rlM L'poa-Ulff?r*ara of Oplaloa
? to Ihi Unit th? Tno?C?i*t Poitlia Act
Khoaltl Till* Klftrt-A CtUbratid Ohio
Laa4 ('?! larolr/af Jllfh Tillti.
From our Special Cormpondent
Wahiiikotoii, December 27.?It cau be
stated on the authority of one of the
officiate at t lie Postolflce Department that
it liaa beeu decided that Mr. Hugh Sterling
shall be reappointed Postmaster at Wheeling,
to buccmhI himself. His present term
will not expire until about the 20th of
The following West Virginia L'ostoflicee
have been abolished: Gushing, Braxton
county, mail will hereafter be sent to
iitoift's Mills, Gilmer county, the Rock.
Mercer county, mail to Riverside, anu
l'rout Valley, Greenbrier county, mail to
ArKuiucut* For and AtfnluNt ?u Ilarly.
in?lf for the lt?iliiGllou.
From Our SpccUl Correspondent.
Washington*, December 27.?General
lla/.ou,Third Assistant Postmaster General
stated to-iiuy, in answer to an interrogaLory,
that while he has, and does favor a
reduction of postage on tirst-class matter
lo two* cents per half ounce, as soon as
practicable, he does not think it advisable
that such a reduction should take place
until January 1st, 1B?1, provided for
in the appropriation bill as it passed the
House. There are several reasons why
this reduction should not take effect until
January 1, 188-1, among which are by retaining
the three cent rate until that time
one-half of the fiscal year will have nassed,
and the pro/its for that half year will oflket
the reduction for the next half, and prevent
a deficiency. The increased busiuuss
resulting from the reduced rate of postage
will probably lmvo assumed .such
proportions by the expiration of the fiscal
rear that during the following year no deficiency
will occur and u sudden change of
postage will prevent the public and postmasters
from working off the three cent
stamps now in their possession, which
would otherwise throw a vast increase of
work upon the department in redeeming
the same- and adjusting postmasters' accounts.
Senator Plumb, however, in an internew
this evening stated that, ia his opinion,
a deficiency, if it will occur,might just
as well come first us hist, and that the bill
will probably pass by February 1st; which
would give the Department five months to
prepare for it and readjust the salaries of
fourth-class Postmasters so that they would
not. lose any thing by the reduced cancellation
of postage stamps. As (or the supply
of three cent stamps, that Mr. Hazen stated
it would be proper to redeem, they could
be used for excess of postage over the half
ounce the Bame as six cent stamps are now
used, thus getting rid of them without destroying
or redeeming them; and that there
neeil be no new two cent stamps issued.
There is one in existence now, and the dies
will not be changed or a new one be made.
The Senntor is decidedly of the opinion
that his views will be accepted by the Senate,
and that the amendment to give us the
two cent postage on July 1st next will pass
that body. If it does this it is very probable
that the House will accept the amendment.
Hoiitlieru Olilo FarmcrM In Dimmer of
Ilclutf Ouwte<l.
From Our Special Correspondent.
Washington-, December 2?.?Secretary
Teller was engaged to-day in hearing an
argument on the application of Jeremiah
Hall for a land patent baaed upon a Virginia
military warrant .of location in Ohio.
Although in this particular bise there are
only 150 acres of land involved, still it is a
very important one, for the reason that
upon the decision of the Secretary may depend
the title to more thap liOOO acres of the
finest farming lands in Southern Ohio.
Should Secretary Teller decide to issueapatcut
in his case numerous other patents of
the same kind will have to be issued and
this will open the way to endless litigation
in tne uourts uetween tue present occupants
of these farms, who obtained the title
to their hinds under an error of the
State law, and the new claimants who
would base their titles upon the Virginia
Military warrant location and the Secretary's
decision. Hall argued on his own
befiuif and ex-Representative Shellabarger
of .Ohio, and Judge Lawrence represented
the Statfl.
valuk or jpoLiricAi. rirriTioNN.
A WvNlrrn CoimrcNMiunii'M Acrotiut of
him Enrly Exiterkuce.
Washington', December 27.?A Western
Congressman was recently discussing with
it friend the necessity for the passage of
the Pendleton Civil Service bill. The conversation
turned upon the selection of
country postmasters, and certain trials to
which tbe pending hill otters no remedy?
Ihe Congressman was reminded of his
first ollicial experience in that line, which
was aB follows:
,4I had hardly reached Washington," be
mid, when 1 received by mail a petition
for the removal of a postmaster in my district
and for a change in the location of bin
office. Charges of a serious nature were
made against the man, and eighty-three
citizens of the vicinity signed the petition
frtf hiu rrmnvul. 1 determined to heizin
right ami have no underhand, work in such
mutters, bo I Bent the document to the postmaster,
whom I had always believed to be
a good man, and told liiin plainly that as
the charges were of a serious nature, and
were so abundantly sustained by theevidenco
of l)i? neighbors, he would probably
lose hia place unless he could make a clear
showing that they were not true.
"In about a week I received his reply,
lie inclosed a petition for his retention
signed by the samo eighty-three citizeDB
who haui signed ?be petition for his removal
and the appolntmont Ms t-'onipetitor.
The I'ostmaaU'r waggishly r*>marked
in his letter thai, a# the petjtiojje/s
all lived at some distance and nonooj thejn
were Berved at his office, he had been sowewhat
delayed in getting them; but, as I
seemed to waut their testimony, lie thought
he would see them all. I liuven't, uduid
the Cojieressman, 'placed so much weight
upon tfia representations of petitioners
Bfiu'eaaJ should have done but for this
little incident.*"
James M.Skaggs has been comuiffisfopcd
poetmaiiter at Hughart, W. Va.
Apostofflce has lieeneatablished at Dan
iels, Kaltilgii county, ? . vn., anu Joel s,
(.owls appointed paymaster.
The Spanish-American Claims Commission
has adjourned sine die. The Comrnis ion'lias
keen in existence JJ years, during
which one hundred and forty cl?i#is were
considered, rfipreWP'ing about $20,000,000.
The Commissioner on Agriculture lias
prepared a revised table showing lbs grain
production tor thisyear ending Deeember
1st, was aB follows: Corn, 1,035.000,000
jjjuhels; wheat, 810,000,000 bmbejjj osts,
470,000,000 bushels; barley, -45 000,000
bushels; rice, 2.000,000 bushels; buckwheat,
12,000.000 bushels. Total, 2,G9?,000,000
Among the patents issued yesterday
were two to West Virginians, as follows:
To James I\ Wintt. of Charleston, for a
tubular drill for boring artesian wells, and
, to William M. Talley, of Hampton, for a
mining augur.
The Japanese Prince and Suite, in company
Iwitu Secretaries of State, War, Navy
and Treasury, General Sherman, members
of the Diplomatic Corps, Committees on
foreign Affairs and Foreign Relations have
gone to Mount Vernon on the Despatch.
poft'r i'an our.
Tlu> Fnlliirvor lh< N?w I'orml ('oiiniy
Oil t'lrlri.
Tim* ii,j,e,Va,December 27.?The action
of the oil trade has lately been directed
tn Pnroat PAiinlv nit llm onnilnif ?tl flnl.l
which wag to counteract the decline which
had taken place in the production of all
the old fields. The new wells in Forest .
county to-wit: The Anchor, the Ueno and 1
the Grandin caused the lute great and unexpected
decline in the oil market. The
supposition wua thut these wells opened .
up an oil field of magnitude. This theory
received the first blow by the striking of
the Murphy well, which was equivalent to
a dry hole jn. this Held. There
still remained a very # probuble ;
outlet or extension by the drilling of the |
Feilding una Ilenne wells, south of the
Cooper truct und cust of the Murphy weli, 1
on u forty-tive degree line with the 1
Anchor Oil Coinpuny's well. This
well wus completed to-duy and was a grest 1
disappointment to its owners und a grent '
surprise to the trude by its 1
coming in practiculiy dry. This i
when taken in connection with
the smull wells und dry wells forma a cor- 1
don two-thirds around the supposed field 1
and entirely negatives the belt theory uud '
reduces the new territory ?to a comnuru- 1
lively small pool. |
A Lamplighter In Knvelo|>e4l Wilb I
lllHtlnKOU ami 1'iitully Burned. |
Lexinutok, Ky., December 27.?A hor- i
rible accident occurred here to-niglit in \
which a fatal result is hourly expected. j
Pat. O'Neil, a young man, while lighting i
kerosene lamps on llill street, iu the <
suburbs of the cit,y on horseback, turned
on the oil and, not noticing that the lamp ^
was leaking, lit it It caught fire and over- 1
turned, the oiL falling all over him, envel- 1
oping him in a blaze. The unfortunate. I
man ran some distance to a private resi- \
dence, where a quilt was thrown around I
hitn and the llaine extinguished, lie was i
taken home and a doctor summoned, who <
gave the opinion that death would ensue, j
e having inhaled the ilames. O'Neil was I
burned from the face to his knees, the flesh
being literally baited.
The WuIltu-cOIcKliiley Con lent.
Columbus, December 27.?Wallace, who
is contesting Maj. MeKinley's seat in the f
next Congress, from the Eighteenth dis- \
trict of this State, was here to-day and ob- ]
tained from the Secretary of the State a |
certified abstract of the vote on Congress- j
man in that district at the late election. \
He says he will serve a notice of contest on .
JIcKinley next week. While here he had
a long consultation with Horn Geo. L.Cou- j
vuree, uuu urranyeu wun me miter to look
after his case in Congress, Converse will
take Mr. Wallace's papers to Washington
with him, and object to McKinley being
sworn in as a member of the Forty-eighth
Congress. .
Now rorKomctbli!|;R?nIlr Plqunut.
Nkw York, December 27.?A Paris dispatch
.Says: "The Marquis DeLeuville,
who recently created some stir in New
York and Newport fiwhionable circles, and
who was charged with being an adventurer
with a bogus title, has returned here
and is preparing for publication a volume
on 'Aristocratic America.' "
Hun On n Hunk.
RociiKSTiiit, December 27.?A run was
commenced to-day on the Monroe county
Savings Bank. The greater number of
those withdrawing their deposits are women
of the lower classes, who have small
ueposus. weinomo citizens are a eposit- i
ing. The Bank fa able to meet nil de- i
mands. 1
Six hunteers wre drowned near Tal- ,
lahassee, Fiu., yesterday.
Three cow boys were lynched at Port- 1
land, Oregon, yesterday on "general principles."
Henry C. Kiesel, City Treasurer of Tucson,
Arizona, is missing; also $3,100 of the
city's cash. *
A party of Buffalo capitalists have purchased
150,000 acres of land in Southern '
Missouri, which they intend .selling again
to actual settlers. {
The police of Trenton, N. J., report that (
Jacob and Win. Kusk drowned themselves ;
in the canal there to escape arrest on a ,
charge of stabbing Officer Jarvitt Saturday |
night. * |
The boiler in A. B. Sair's saw mill, i
Black lliver Tails, Wis., exploded yester- |
day, killing Thomas B. Emer, Esq., in- i
stnntly, aud scalding one workman. Three i
persons in a neighboring bouse were badly t
injured. 3
Charles Peterson, a Swede, was arrested 8
yesterday, at Cornwall, Pa., for entering
the house of John Umber and deliberately I
emptying a kettle of boiling water over two 1
of Umber's children and 'felling Umber 1
with a club.
Late Tuesday night Charley Branch, a (
negro who ravished and murdered a 9 year .
old girl near Varuer Station, Arkansas, on
the Little Itock & Mississippi Railway, vras *
taken from the guards by an armed mob
and hanged to a. telegraph pole. t
During a fight in Staples' grocery, Oweun* c
boro, Ky;, Christmas night, between a man j
namea morn# aim a negro, James Mont- j
gomery, hearing the noise, stepped in the I
room just as Norria 11 red. The ball struck
Montgomery in the abdomen, causing \
death yesterday.
In cou?cq?encfl oI the high price of oats J
the three o^U mills owned by pojiglas, Stuart
& Forest, located in Cedar Rapids, fa.,
Chicago and Oregon, Ills., using in the ag- v
gre^to 2p,(X)0 busbok of oats per day, will ;
Be phut down fiJJ H?e market assumes a ,
morp fayowtye gspecf. 1
A report from tenia county, #v., says c
Col. Crawford shot ant| Hilled rent ],yons ^
Monday, on Cabin creek, at Fujley's store. a
Both were drunk mid quarrelled .about a }
girl. Next day Crawford's friends enabled ,
him to escape at the examining-court, to
jjiuuui u uurau t?uu uuu uwnjr* t
IfeisephjllBUB auil Gilson, who fought a ?
prijte (iglit ppar ftophetter, Pa., Inst week,
wllte)' was ulcclarqd a dray, fpi|gbt timiiu t
ycaU-'rilay, at Sew pastle, Pa., fqr SSflO. ?
On the twentieth found [jilsou failed to ,
conic up, and Heisunhauseu y/tta declared .
the winner, Both men woro terribly ,
beaten,and had to be carried off the ground
Sereeant Pufus Domerly, of the Sixth s
Cavalry, committed suicide at Ft, Lowell i
wsta-day piorn/pg, scooting hiiasjU with j
a carbine lp tlio presence of the popppany. .
Ho \vas a graduate of West Point, and vyas I
J-icutejiaot Dt tpfi .SistJ; Cavalry, but was i
pppijiellerf to r?Mgu op aceoupt .of tlmnk- i
enuwa wd i?iacoi>di>et. Ifls ju|cjde is at- j
trlbuled U liripfc,
By th? Manufarturrri at Plttaliarih VnteriUj. {J
Artlon Tal?rn bjr the Me?tli|-Th? Wailtru
1'nlon and tin ('ourta-Whj a Toarlit ^
to yiorJda Wanted a rompaaloB.
8|Hiclal DUpatch to the InUlllgeiiwr, v
Pitts lit'ikih, Pa.., December 27..?The j>
meeting of the bluat furnace meu, which Jj
wan culled about two weeks ago for the p
formation of a National Protective Associ* ji
ation, was held this afternoon at the Mo* o
uongahela House. There were about
fifteen gentlemen present, all representing ti
Western Pennsylvania und Kastern Ohio a
furnaces. J. J. Spearman was called to tl
the chair and Wesley Wilson acted as Sec- }J
rotary. Communications were read from a
number of llrmB which had received circu- h
lara asking them to attend the meet- n
iiiK. but who were unable to attend. ?
A.1I expressed their hearty approval of the c
scheme, and their willingness to co-operate U:
with it. Among the writers were firms in
Eastern Pennsylvania; Western Ohio, v<
Michigan and other Western States. After to
thereading'of the letters a discussion took P1
place. All agreed that it was necessary
to form an organization, and a^ motion to
that effect was carried unanimously. A a
committee consisting of C. N. Schmick, of l)l
Leetonia, Ohio; W. li. Wallace, ai
of Steubenville; and A. I). Cornell, uc
uf Youngstowu, Ohio; was appointed
to draft a form of constitution j?
nod by?laws and report at the next meet- p
ing, which will be lield on the afternoon 18,
af Tlmrsday, January 14th, and at the }v
same place. The names of tbe Chairman, fjl
J. J. Spearman, and J. D. Weeks were J*
nfterwards added to the committee. After J'
this had been disposed of the Tariff Com- 1,1
mission was incidentally touched on.. The 118
committee of three, who were sent to 811
Washington by the last meeting reported
that it would require hard work to maintain
a fair duty on pig iron.) It appears that A
notwithstanding the fact that this branch
)t* the iron business has more capital inseated
than any other, there is great dan- W(
or that the free trade element will succeed i
111 having the duty lowered. The
jpiuion was expressed by one gentleman, re
>vho is thoroughly posted on affairs in bt
Washington, tlmt an effort will be mude in
:lio AVays and Means Commitlee to have
he duty of $(J per ton that is recommended
jy the Tariff Commission reduced to ?5,and t?c
ihere is a very good prospect of its success, oi
mlessthe most vigorous efforts are put ?j?|
orth to prevent it The committee named
ivas instructed to take charge, also, of the }?
juestion of legislation, and the meeting ad- t0
ourned before o o'clock, after a session of ttI
less than two hours. nr
V Tourist Who Wauled CoDgcuiitl Com* pi
pnnioiiN of aiemiN. pt
New Yohk, December 27.?1The Tribune jn
wys: Within the past fortnight an adver- QJ
isement to the following effect -was pub- b<
taneu m hub cuy: "A gentleman 01 m
neaus, who is going on a shooting expedi- Jjj
ion to Florida, seeks congenial com pan- a
oils who will join him. Advertiser knows lo
lie best hunting and fishing grounds, and p<
jos good dogs. Address, etc." A doctor
iving in Fourth street having decided 0j
ipon taking a short vacation, and being lu
ond of sport, replied to the advertisement,
[n the course of a day or two the "gentlenan
of means" called upon iiim, The s'
/isitor was a tall, dark, distinguished-lookng
man, faultlessly dressed aud evidently
well educated. He wore a full beard, and 11
weighed, probably, about ISO pounds He 0
lid not mention iiis name, but sent in the ar
doctor's letter as his sole introduction. The al
Joctor received him in hiB consulting tr
"You are the gentleman who replied to
my advertisement?" said the stranger. re
"Yes. 1 should like to join you in male*
ing a sporting trip to Florida, but I should fe
like to know tirat what the expedition will lu
oKf" as
"Ah! you are a. man of means?" asked the ev
visitor. The doctor suielt a rat, aud 8tl
promptly give his questioner to understand W1
that dollars were of no particular con- la
sequence to him, whereupon the stranger n(
muled blandly, and said: "But after all, >'c
the expense need riot trouble you. 1 nro- aE
pose to start before the new year, aud, if
you feel inclined to make a cool couple of
thousand between this and then, you can ^
;lo so." ' PJ
"That would exactly suit me," remarked M
the doctor, deftly playing his flab. "
"You play poker, of course?" asked the
'gentleman of means."
"Pretty well," replied the doctor. E<
"Then the whole thing is perfectly
liraple Have you a pacl^of cards?"
Half a pack of cards was produced, and
ue visitor at once proceeded to show his "
tkill as a card-sharper. He dealt three ^t
!iandB,Igiving the doctor four kings and an sii
icej and he next drew out, at the doctor's th
:ommand, any card which was called for. ..
IT? won 1.. tU
jomplished swindler. "Now," ho con- di
inued, "I have a wealthy friend?a mil- m
ionaire. He practically aupports me, and jc
naturally it would be bad policy on my WJ
oart to appear to win his money. He luia w,
in establishment on alargescale in Florida. al
[f you join me, Aye shall stay at his house
here, but meantime he is in New York? ja
/ou understand? Wo can make a thou- y:
land or two o'lt of him before we start, if tjc
rou will assist me. You are my friend, 1 fe]
;ive you a tip or two. We three play poker. Jl8
[ always deal you kings and aces, and, iJn- crj
illy, we will divide the spoils."
"A grand idea!" ejaculated the doctor,
)Ut he smiled it sage smile, and told the
'gentleman of means" that, after all, he .
bought ho wouldn't take a hand in the bi:
:ame. The visitor, evidently somewhat bu
urprised, then took his departure. Tho he
couudrel's plan probably was to get the t?
loctor to play with him and some of his ?c
onfederates, and then to fleece him. Tho
nan is no doubt still in this city endeavor- J,'
ng to lind people to "accompany him to
"lorida." ^
t'KKTKliv ir.vv?v AKn Till! i-aiibtu bn
k.n Injunction Hint Jt'allail to "Iiijunct," Tl:
Opinion of tbc Court. ult
New Yohk, December 27.?In the suit
ehioli was beard yesterday brought by
tViiliam D. Williams, againat the Western
J uiou Telegraplj. Company and its direct* be
>re, to restrain the company from paying 01
lividendp on $38,000,000 of its capital Ki
tock, which it was claimed was illegally thssued,
Judge Amour to day rendered Tli
iia decision in tho Supreme Court, special cri
errn. He exhaustively reviewed the case,
ind concluded as follows: , y
uThe motion for an injunction against sp
he payment of any dividend on the $15.- ??
j2f?,&PQ of the capital stock, being so mucn tai
)l jhe stocjc tbefepf pa djstfjjjuted jn of
he ptopk dividend in nucst|oji js wanted;
ipd ju ptjier respects the motion is denied."
In the suit oJ Hufns JJatch against the
Mime company, in which a motion was Ju
nade for a renewal of the original iu- u-i
unction obtained soveral vcars ago, Judge ej(
rLrnoux also rendered a decision grantiug
hp motion for the renewal of the iniunc- jV
;ion agaiwM?P declaration of a dividend
ipon t|ie stock specified, ^otipe of the in
junction has bpep served upon the pom- 0f
<yiiiy to-dayt bijt itj? eflect ja jnerely poiiil- jai
- * >.
al,reaching a few small holdings, at) having (
lonev ia the treasury, the company hau *
lready paid the dividend an on other
ccasionB As thin is part of a scheme to p
iliuence (he stock (t Is claimed that fur*
:ier proceedings on the other aide may be
joked for. B
The Gmmefciul Bays: A reporter called
tils afternoou at the of lice o( the Western
Iniou Telegraph Company and saw the
iw officers, who said: "We have been
Hked to make a motion beforo the Court,
fhich if granted will stay the effect of the f
function until the matter can coine up
efore the Court ol Appeals. The argu- ?
lent of tills motion will doubtless take _
luce to-morrow. With regard to the on- &
jiuiug oj company against me payment *
( dividends on the $15.1)20,51)0 worth of v
apltal Block, it was said the payment of q
lie dividend began as sion as it was do- (
lared as is usually the custom with the 1
omrnny and without any knowledge of y
le Court intending to grant an injunction ^
> prevent such payment. The payments
egan about December 13th, and oy this
me nineteen-twentieths of the amount 11
as been trnid. It would, therefore, be 1;
ow very difficult to select from the whole u
ipitnl of $S0,000,000 the precise $15,52G, ?
K) against the payment of which the
ompany has beoti enjoined. When the M
iviuena has been declared, a specific day r
ir its payment is mentioned for the con- w
mienco of book keeping, but it had yet "I
bo learned that there was any law to 'j
revent money being paid at once if con- i1
snientuH Boon as it had been, declared. 11
bo declaration of a dividend sets aside u
srtain portion of surplus earnings to he J'
lid to stockholders, and when so declared .u
mnot be used in any other way by the ^
impanv. but belongs to the individual ?
ockhoulers. Its payment to them, there- ,r
re, is only placing in their hands what is
gitimately their own,and if u specific day
mentioned the object is to fix a time by 0
inch the money shall be so transferred,
it does not compel the company to hold
in their hands until that specified period, tl
ae payment of dividends in advauco of Ul
e specified day is, therefore, nothing new, .
can be easily shown in court if neces- 11
rv. oi
NcrlotiM Drouth In NurtliwCHlrru h
l'euiiNj'lrnulii. d
Elk City, Pa., December Sf'-The warm h
Burner uuu ugai ruins 01 lasi weeK aroua- ^
1 a hope that the water famine would be jt
lieved in North wester 11 Pennsylvania, i>
it the ground did not lliaw deep enough ti
do any good, and the rain is frozen at ^
e surface. In McKean, Warren; Venan- p
'i Butler and Clarton counties' over 1,800 ai
1 wells are shut down from want of water, c:
ae mills operated by water power stand J
le. Live Btock in many places ?
is to bo driven for several miles "
water. All the small streams ^
e nearly dry and frozen solid,
id the larger onesarejlovvertlmn for years, P
ith heavy ice. People in many instances
e compelled to carry water for domestic
arposes long distances, and it is then iuiire
aud hardly fit to une. Disease iB be- P
g generated from this cause. Thelum- j~
jrmen were prevented from running out ?1
rer half a million dollars worth of luin- "
ir by liavinn no high water last fall, and "r
ilf of this material is locked iu the ice- .
>und streams, in the form of rafts and
irges. If the ice goes out witli high water
large proportion of the lumber will be ni
Bt, as it will go out with the ice. As far as U!
jssible that lumber not fro/en up in the
reams is being shipped by rail, at double p
e cost of rafting it out. As a consequence n
these drawbacks money is scarce in the si
mber regions.
(i 'I'm fit !( fh? Vlnrv ?' ?" W..M
Victimized by Bunco Mcu. ai
New Youk, December 27.?Oscar Wilde Vl
is closed,his account at his bank prepara- ^
ry to" his departure for Europe to-day, p,
id a reporter meeting liini as he was ai
rout leaving the bank asked him what ti
nth ia in the rumor that he had been C(
rind led out of $15,000 by bunco men. He vj
plied: "That is one of the wonderful tii
aries gotten -up by ynur American ci
porters. You are really the most "i
genious people in the w'orld. I gi
sure you there is nothing what- (I
er in it, and I cannot imagine how it
arted." The paying teller of the bank w
is asked if Mr. Wilde had stopped any
rge check there and he replied: "I do Li
)t think it Would be right for me to tell
iu. Mr. Wilde lias*done business here tli
id we are bound not to disclose his priite
affairs." * President' JCrider said:-"I
i not think thitfk there isanyihing in the
jry. Certainly no such check has been w
esented here and I have not heard tbat tv
r. Wilde has had a check stopped." Mr. p,
ilde sailed on the Bothnia to-day.
IuiuihIm nuil Wilsou Agreed on Ity n C(
G'oufcrenco of I'olilicinUN.
Ciucaoo, December 27.~LeadingRepub- iu
sin politicians and officeholders of thin
ate had a nnnfurennn hi?w?n fow ovoninno
ice, the proceedings of which ure only ^
is morning made known. The object of ty
e conference' was to settle upon a candate
for the next Presidency. The jjj
imesof Conkling, Blaine, Arthur, Win- M
tin, Grunt and Logan were discussed, as m
its also the name of Robert Lincoln, but it
is thought lie would be stronger in a later
mpaign. The conference fiually agreed u
at Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, tind c
inea Wilson, of Iowa, for President and in
ice President, would make the beet K,
:ket that could be nominated. The con- m,
rence looked upon McDonald, of lndianu, .?0
the most probable nominee of the Demo- l!T
Us for President. 0j
Fircj Hccord. ttr
F.u HFiKLiJ, Me., Dcceuiber 27.?-The main
lilding of the Somerset Fibre Company p(
irned this . morning. A huge digester or
ated by the flumes exploded, throwing ^'
e machinery in all directions. John ce
iol was killed by the .falling of an iron 8j
po. The building and machinery were ^
tirely new. Loss $o5,000. Insured. or
M uflS. ft*.. DwBmliM1 07 -C. ....
uguein's warehouse, containing 2,250 fa
lea of cotton, ami a large amount of th
ano, was burned early this morning.
le grocery of Henry & Sheurwood wiw Vo
10 oonsamed.* Loss, $110,000;'insurance jc
5,0000; _ w
*U?*t Liverpool l.nbnr Trouble.
PiTTsmniGH, December 27.? There has ?Jj
en no further trouble at East Liverpool,
jio. Master workman Rankin, of the
eight's of Labor denies the report that ^
q striking Potters became disorderly, t()
iu |>ruuinuiuiiui) ibhul-u oy mo mayor nan jo
iateil a good deal of bail feeling among
e strikers and it the attempt lu made to
ppresa any meetiug of the order at East T|
verpool, llankin Hays lie will not be reonsible
for the result which will follow,
lie has done all in * his power to mainn
peace and keep the men in the bounds
the la\yf #1
~~~ s i s ? in
W|mf Illiw.U llulloiN Did.
n ji a vkn, Cons., Decern ber ijs.?Cli i ef tt
stice X'ark has decided tbflt tjie black
Hots used by the Democrats in the city afi
sction are illegal and void. This decision
;ra the entire municipal government to at
e iJepuhlicajis. y.
? t-t-t???? r
tjKyEK forget Iq.take ^{analiu for Torpidly Qt
th? Liver, Constipation, or other ifT*BUiUes,
If the Heu?te I.nnt Kmlng by a Vol? of Thirty*
nine (o Flre-Thf Amendment* Adopted.
Salient KfiUrti of the I.nt Pay*n
Drb?t? on the Ueforw Mfjourf.
rom Our Special Corrvipoudent.
Washinutox, December 27.?The Senate
t Beven o'clock to-night by a vote of 39 to
. patued the Pendleton Civil Service
teform bill. The five voting against It i
vere all Democrats, as follows: Brown,
'all, Jonas, Mcl'herson and Morgan, j
luite a number of Senators were
aired with absentees. Voorhees I
?bo was paired with Johuston, said be re- j
retted this because it /ailed to irivo him
110 opportunity ho wanted to vote squaref
against the bill. A full Senate is made i
p of seventy-six Senators, o( whom 30 1
lake a quorum. The vote by which the bill
us passed \vu* only five more than a quo* .
iiin. llnd the .Senate been full there (
ould luive been more Democratic votes 3
i^iinst it, liufc every Republican would ,
ave voted for it, because long njjo it was ,
ecided in n Republican caucus to support
and pass it. Tiie debate to-day on the bill
?s prosy save with the exception of a
iaorous speech bv lieck denouncing the .
111 us a Hbani and a fraud. The biil will
o sent to the House on Saturday next and <
ill come up for consideration some time i
t January. (
1> KIAILS OF Tilt: I) fill AT K t
ii Hi* Clyll Kervlec 11111?The Amend- l
iiicutN Adopted, I
Washington, D. C., December 27.?After t
le transaction of some unimportant busi- 1
esa the Senate rotmtnpil I'mmUlorntinn of 1
ii3 civil service bill, the diluuBsion being j
a tlie amendment relatiug to political as- t
?aamcnts. Senator HawJey in reply to f
jnator Beck, said that gentleman (Beck) ?=
ad been challenged emphatically to prouee
one person who had been removed
om ollice for failing or refusing to make a
olitical contribution in the last campaign. I
o such person has beeu produced, hut if \
should turn oat that any person had |
een dismissed on that account he hoped ;
ic officer who dismissed him would receive y
j severe punishment as the law would per- e
lit, as well as the contempt of the American
eople. The object at which his (Ilawley's)
mendment aimed was the prevention of l
suctions from employes of the Governlent
and it was drawn carefully with that u
bject in view. A proposition to go be- j
oud this and provide that no clerk, after 1
lrniug and receiving his salary, should ]
lend a dollar of it for any political pur- t
ose in which he might take an interest, j
sis one which lie could not support. [
Senator Vest said any provision of law \
hich did not absolutely prohibit em- c
loves of the Government from paying [
loney for political purposes would be r
nullity, lie again offered in another form }
is amendment, which was rejected Sat- (!
rday, but it was defeated by a vote of 18 j
>27. j
Senator Blair offered the following as an 1.
Jditional clause: "Xo person habitually
sing intoxicating beverages shall be ap- ^
oiuted to or retained in any ollice, busi- t
ess or employment to which the provi- e
ous of this act are applicable." c
Brown moved to amend the aineudment I
y inserting after the word "hevnriW t)w? ?'
ords, "to excess." Agreed to. ..
Elair spoke briefly in support of hia j.
nendment. He thought it entirely rele- j'
:int to the bill proposing to regulate the ^
imjssion to public service, and much ji
tore important and philosophical than the v
roposal to distribute public appointments j,
nong the States according to popula- j,
on. n
Edmunds said the amendment as it stood v
mtainedthe legal implication that other t|
ces were to "be excluded from considera- ,,
on by the Civil Service Committee. To n
ire this defect he moved to insert after *
ntoxicating beverages" the words, "or in '
lilty of any other immoral habit." [J
Slighter). ti
After some discussion the amendment ..
as agreed to?ayes, '32; noes, 1G. J
Ilawley moved to reconsider the vote. g
ost?ayes, 14; noes, 24. ^
Blair's amendment, us amended, was ?
;en agreed to. ^
Plumb oflered au additional section
hich was adopted, providing that when j
ro or more members of families are in the
iblic service in grades covered by this
\t no other members of ruo.1i familv u
j eligible to appointment in such grades. .
The bill having been considered in the k
nnmittee o? the whole was reported to
to Senate, and all the amendments tl
lopted in the committee were agreed to rj
ccept the one oirered by Sir. Blair, in retion
to the use of intoxicating liquors. h
x. Bayard asked tor a separate vote on c
fre, which lie regarded as unnecessary, n
rannical and likely to give the whole rerin
movement to which the bill related t]
1 air of insincerity. Sir. Blair assured g
r. Bayard that he had proposed the t\
nendment in all sincerity and earnest3S8.
On motion of Mr. Hawloy, the words, a
>r guilty of any other immoral conduct,'* h
serted in Mr. Blair's amendment on Mr. j
lmund's motion, wero stricken out. The d
nendment tbus amended was adopted, ^
; to 9. Those who voted in the negative r
ere: Messrs. Bayard, Call, Chilcott, 3)avis,
W\ Va., Jonasi Lamar, Pendleton, Pugk J1
id Vance. J
Mr. Morgan ottered an additional section tj
ovidiug that no recommendation of any ai
-.rson who shall annlv for
place under the provisions of an act 0,
liich' may be given bv any Senator fnem? t,,
sr oUhe lIouBe of Representatives ex- jg
pt as to the character of the applicant si
all he received or considered by the per- ]1
u concerned in making the examination ai
appointment under this act Agreed to, b
es 2G, noes 10. After some
rther debate on the merits of rl
e hill itwas passed, yeas 35, nays 5 w
I the Senators present, except live pairs, N
iting in the atlirmativoexcept Brown,Call, J1
>nes, Mcrherson and Morgan. Mr. Brown "j
oveil to amend the title ol the bill so as J
make it reiul, "An act to perpetuate in al
lice .Republicans who now control the ?
.tronago of the Government [Laughter.] a]
Mr. Edmunds gave notice that lie would jr
k the Senate to-morrow to consider the n
II reported from the Judiciary Commit*
e to prevent political assessments. Adurued,
ie Kxclteutcut Over itic Killing: of U
L'Hpt. Xult UniibMeri, c
Union-town, December excite- A
ent qyct HliQflttog ol Oapt Nutt is un- c
>jited, and tye feeliug against Dukeg is
tepse and it would require "hut s)lyht agi- Jj
tiou to cavise ft lawless outbreak, ti
lYeloperaenta sho\f that aspersion# h
aloat the character of Captain Nutt'a p
Highteria liukes' letter were shameful p
id infamous, and soma ol these letters J
ill be produced when Pukes' trial comes
Jn his evidence before the Coroner's K
ry, Jatpes J. Featttep testified that him- "T
self and Breckenridge were Btandluglu the f
hail whj>n they heard a scuffle iu Dukes' v
room, and on rushing iu, saw Dukes ami
Captain Nutt engaged iu a desperate strug- g
gle,.Dukes having Null's head under his
arm and pounding him savagely. Feathers
and Breekenridge separated them,Feathers
forcing Dukes into one comer of the room
and holding him there, while Breekenridge
held Captain Nutt. Dukes then said, that
Captain Nutt came in there to whip him
ana ho would shoot him, and buforo
Feathers could prevent him, drew his revolver
and iired. Captain Nutt screamed V(
'murder' and fell to the tloor, Breckeuridge, .
who was supporting him, alHo falling.
Feathers, after a desperate struggle, then K:
succeeded in taking the revolver from C!
Dukes, and also took a revolver from ji
Breckenridge, which he had pulled from
w'kwiii 41 >uv a
Hon. \V. H. Pluyford and A. D. lloyd Jc
liavo been engaged to assist in the prosecution
of Dukes. Other eminent counsel or
will be engaged from elsewhere, doubtless ]jj
Pittsburgh. Hon. O.K. Boyle und JU* II. eo
Lindsey will defend the prisoner. Counsel ci
(or Dukes will probably set up a plea of b.
ielf-dofense, and tho trial will bo one of 0f
the greatest that ever took place in Fayette \\
county. Dukes spends his days in the
parlors of tho Sheriir's residence but un c'c
jIFort will probably be made to have him ca
released on a writ of habeas corpus. The 0p
prisoner now expresses great regret at the
loath of Captain Nutt. re
*1 * G<
i'hiciiKo'N N?'W lliithlliiKn. <3,
Chicago, December 27.--ThQ building in ur
lie prtst year in this city was never ex- re
:ee<led, except in 1872, tho year succeedng
the great fire. Even then tho amount p0
if buildings was only twice as great us in iui
.he past year, and tho amount of ground tal
:overed by structures wus less than twice
is great. Fivo thousand six hundred and co
hirty building permits have been issued;
hefrontajjo of tho new ^ structures, lineal tl-0
nensure, is fourteen miles; the total coBt np
)f buildimis on permits. S17.500.000; tn??l ?
>robably $20,000,000. The suburban low dm
how an equal growth and building proa- ,je
lerity. Tho character of the cdilices in ^
;enerully improved.
Mail Drowning. ^
Syracuse, December 27.?Anna O'Brien j0l
ell iutct a cistern -while drawing a pail of in
vater, Iler mother went to the rescue,
ost her footing, and al6o fell in. Both
vere drowned. The father discovered the tt,n
todies when he returned from work in the wc
vening. ... 8el
A 1IInIiu|? NlmpHuu Story. trc
lorriabuig PfttrioU _ tin
Bishop Simpson made his first appearnee
in 'Lancaster, I'a., one Sunday mornng
very unexpectedly to himself and the wl
'people called Methodists" 'of that city. ou(
lis home was in Pittsburgh, lie was
raveling over the Pennsylvania railroad to Rt
.'hiladelpliiu, and a breakdown detained
lini over Sunday in Lancaster. After '
>reakfast ho sauntered outto tind a Methidist
Church, and walking up Duke street, ?ej
ic.met a good Methodist, the late Mr. Car- Co
tenter McCleery, who eugaged the Bishop
n conversation. Dr. Simpson was plainly
Iresaed, and looked anything than a Hishop
a commonly supposed to look, Drother
.leCleery judged from his conversation c?!
bat lie was a local preacher, and the good an
>ishop did not enlighten him to thi> onn. esl
rary. The preacher in charge of the Puke '"I
itreet Methodist Episcopal church finally thi
.rrived, and the bishop was introduced
o hiin as "Brother Simpson,a local jireachr
of the Pittsburgh conference. After .
onsiderablo persuasion, the bishop was 1,0
irevailed upon to preach. What aisap of
lointment was visible upon the faces of
hatcongregatiou that morning. They ex- c0'
?ccted to be bored by a "country clodiopner.M
The bishop gave out the open- l)rt
g hymn and then prayed. Those who tabought
tliey were going to be bored
iegau to think . differently, and
vhen the bishop announced his ?*'
ext, "The greatest of all is char- HCl
ty," expectation was on tip-toe. A grander, 18 ,
nore eloquent, more feeling discourse ch
lis never delivered In that church. As ne;
he bishop was elaborating his points and arrying
his congregation, to the highest J18'
litrn lif "
J ...~ umjijiiiuuuia rounuings 01 1118 u.y
entunces, the thought occurred to the c1^
-readier sitting in the pulpit that this must nc!
ie Bishop Simpson, and, upon concluding
he sermon, the preacher asked him: "Are on
not Bishop Simpson?" The bishop's be<
aodest and naive reply was:.''They call me att
o at home." The preacher immediately .1
urned, faced the congregation anil said: cir
You have had the extreme pleasure of cal
istening to Bishop .Simpson. De
? m
? cd
iot?*s Jotted Ilnwii wl?ll? Strolling jju
The J. C. Kraft und Lioness No. 2 passed
ip with empty coal bouts. jlu,
The C. W. JJatcfielor will leave tills morn- cla
ug for Pittsburgh, and the Diurnal for l'ar- J
eraburg. 0f
The H. M. Gralmni passed down with a Le
owof United Slates Government barges. V(J]
!he Monitor passed down with coal. ]
A million of dollars expended on the ice ore
arbor at Marietta, will not, it is claimed. pft,
lake it as good as the Parkeraburg harbor i3 jor"
l0W* ne<
The river fell about six inches yesterday, 'pr,
lie marks laat evening indicating a depth ol
feet 7 inches. There was very little ice ri
oating, and business was lively all day.
The Katie StockUale, in tow of the John j0|
Vooti, on route /or Pittsburg hi a disabled r?
audition, while trying to ailed a landing
t Huntington last Tuesday night, had UV.
er wheel torn to pieces by the ice. J
ine regular Wheeling, Moundsvillo and ^
owhatan packet C. Y. Lucas now leaves
aily at3 r. st: Capt. J. G. Morris is rwwtcr. J^u
he Lucas bids fair to become a very popular 'J
ftcket in this trade. mn
The Courier left at 11:30 a. m., for Parkersurg.
The Abner O'Neal resumed her trips
etween Steubtmville and this point. The. me
rincoss and Little Anna ran yesterday in F.
leir respective trades. The C. Y. Lucas left Kei
13:30 i'. m. foe Powhatan. Qjj,
Captain J. It. King lias put a new buoy the
n the sunken canal boat at Parkersburg Cli
ridge, where the Emma Graham struck. It ma
in the Oliio span, 100 yards from the Ohio ?jol
lore, and 200 yards from the railroad bridge/ o_.
e says boats had better run the \irginian
>au, or they will have trouble, .as there is ^?r
ut three feet of water on the boat.
Gray's Iron Line took advantage of the
seand sent out the Iron-Duke on Tuesday ,,
ith eight barges of rails and one freight for 1 0i
ew Or leant; also the Ironsides, for Johnsille,
on the Tennesee river, with three .
urges of rails and two barges of miscellanejs
freight for St. Ixjuis. The resolute was
Iso sent out with model barges, The three I
earners, with their tows, were loading
ails yesterday from the Riverside, LaBelle 1 Tin
ad Belmont mills.
PiriHUURaii December 27.?IUver 5 feet 3 T
jchca and falling. Weather cloudy and coli
did. 1)..
- ton
t'oiiMiun(ition Cured, wot
An old physician, retired from practice t>ue
aving had placed in his hands by an East In- n,u]
ia missionary the formula of a simple Vege- wa'
ible remedy for the speedy and permanent ?xc
ure of Consumption, Bronchitis, Catarrh, ,
k8thum, and all Throaiand Lung Aftectlous, ?.al
l?o a positive and radical cure for Nervous "l11
>ebUity and Nervous Complaints, after, lmv- ,
)g tested its wonderful curative powers in w"
bousands of cases, has felt it his duty to "al
lake it known to bis suffering fellows. Ac- *\?
aated by tills motive and a desire to relieve c,,r:
uman feeling, I will spend free o? charge to
11 who desire it, this recipe, in German. UP*
'rench or Knglish, with full directions for cl,c
reparing and using. Sent by mail by ad- ?l>e
resslng with stamp, naming this itaper, \\\ Per
.. Koyes, 149 Power's Block, Rochester, N. Y. "eu
' the
Taik Hunter'o 8lfteri Hunter Sifter Co.? 1
atchen Specialties?Cincinnati and New Kit
ork, Circular* free. Yo:
id ()ric?nl?itlou the Wnj to Secure It?Tin
Faith of the Freetlmen Not Shaken U tUe
Karlr or Program ami Liberty.
7.ea?t(afr Ken In Council*'
The Slate Convention ol the colored
Hers of the State qf West Virginia culled
rMr. George T.Jones, Chairman ot the
icecutlve Committee appointed by the
larksbtirs Convention, met In McLain'a
all, Market street,-yesterday forenoon at
n o'clock, aud was called to order by Mr.
mes with a few introductory remarks.
A committee wasappolnted ou permanent
uanUation. conRlHtiiiv nf Cion?mW u??
fger, G? W. Palmer aud Scott Jones; ti
uimittee on resolutions, composed of
larlea Ankrum, Dr. li.U.Stillyarduudll.
Clements; a committee on credentials,
which the members wero H. N. Strauge,
'. D. Forney and Ed; Anderson.
The Convention thou adjourned till 2;30
ilock i?. M.t at which time it won again
lied to order by tliu Chairman, and
tened with prayer by Hev.B. Wheeler.
Tho following permanent otlicers were
ported by the committee; President,
sorgo T. Jones, of Weston; Secretary,
2or?e W. llolllnger, of Wheeling; Treaaer,
11. B. Olemeus, of Wheeling. The
port ww adopted and the ollicem deired
duly constituted.
The committee on credentials also rerted
briefly, and the committee on resotions
presented their report, which was
iceu up aud acted upon by clauses.
The iirst resolution settled the misehievs
rumors concerning the objects of the
nvention. It was:
he it limited by tlic member* ofthU Conven*
n, That up to this time we, the colored
ople of west Virginia, have seen noth3;
in the past of tho Republican party to
i\ko oir or disturb our faith in the granur
of its principles or the worthiness of
claims upon our support in the future.
le it further It'mh'fl rPl.?i* ...? -t~
Hove its mission i8 ended, nor will it be
ded until the color of a man's skin ceaaea
ever to bo a standard of his nmnbood
certain sections of our country,
l'he subject of education received a large
ure of the attention of the Convention,
d 4l?e following resolution on this bead
s adopted:
\ViiutusA8, The coudition of our public
tools in tlie city and elsewhere are con?lled
by ofiicers elected by the people,
crefore' bo it
llmhedj Tlmtwens a people will endorse
d advocate the election of the nominee
10m wo believe to be most desirable for
r interests.
The name "Colored Men's Co-operative
suniou of the State of "West Virginia"
is chosen as the style of the organization. |
The subject of education again came up
er an interval, and after some very in- I
estiuK discussion the expression of the
nvention was framed as follows:
Resolved, That we, the colored citizens of
est Virginia do moat earnestly pruy that
3 Legislature of the State enact a law proling
some means for the education of
lored children )n such districts us have
insullieient number of children to
ablish separate schools under the existj
laws of the State, and are left without
i means of securing the right of every
uerican citizen, a common school edncan.
Whkukas, There are unfair discriuiina
HO ... mutkCioiiciiuiiilllK IU UlUtiUUCUtlQU
the children of the two races in districts
tere there are not a sufficient number of
ored children of school age to entitle
?ni to a separate school under existing
jvisions of the law, and whereas we pay
ces as other citizens for the support of
e schools, there/ore he it
liesolved, That we petition the Legislature
the State to inake provision for their edition,
and that where no separate school
established we demand that colored
ildron be admitted to the white school
urest their residence. And be it further ;
Resolved, That we reconynend the estab- j
timentof a permanent fund, to be raised
voluntary contributions from colored I
izens, to pay the expenses of litigation
uessary to procure our legal rights in
s matter.
Che reports as to the political scheme
bind this convention again received
sntions aflS'olIowt:
A'iikmkas, Malicious reports have been |
eulated that this present assembly was
led in the interest of an Independent j
mocratic movement of the colored citi- ]
is ui ?v wst ?irgiuxu, uu it I]
limited, That such reports were intendto
work to our injury, and came from
?enemies of our people. ;
Resolved, That we are ull Republicans
er the order of Charles Sumber, Abram
Lincoln and other noble men of their
S3. I
\ resolution demanding the recognition
the rights of the race us jurors by the
gislatnre was also adopted, and the conation
took a recess until 8 o'clock.
[u the evening a motion that each col;d
citizen of the State he requested to
y ten cents per mouth into the treasury
the contingent fund to pay expenses of
jessary litigation, prevailed. The State
insurer was also required to give bond in
i sum of $500.
Che Chairman, on motion appointed the
lowing State executive committee: Scott
aes, of Lewis county; G. W, Uollinger,
B. Clemens and Jlobert Strange, of
io; Charles Anlcrum, of Harrison,
"his committee was instructed to meet
Charleston, August 1, 1881], and after
ne other business the Convention adrned.
'bitf evening a "Demonstration" will be
de at Washington Hall, of which the
lowing is a programme:
ilusic, cornet, organ'and otlier inutrn*
nts, ted by P. Bell; Address of Welcome,
\V. Wright; .Soug. Arion Glee Club;
ison is Uiw, Professor J. K. .Clifl'ord;
orus, Arion Glee Club; Advancement of
1Itoce, A. Turner; Selection, Arion Glee
lb: Statel'olitieH. Gpnr(?f?'l\ Jnnoo
n State Committee; Instrumental Seleer,
Prosperity of the jfcice, It. X. StrangeArion
Glee Club; Address, E. Ander;
Trio, Arion Glee Club; Review, Geo.
Welcome, editor of The Turn; Ouett
inhere of the Club; Oration by K. C. 0.
ijaniin, "The Cosmopolitan Lawyer,
;t and Editor."
oeron bills are not needed in Kidney aud
i?r affections, as Peruna and ManaJJn cure
e <<iicnhJiil't'oiiH'st for the Watch, m
the Nlitr Clinl'.iiiy; Nlore. '
he announcement mode ilirouch (lie
arans ol the jWfc/to, Sunday last, by
Gunilline ifcCo., the eiiterprialnc propriei
of the btair cloth?n? home, [W |j?,y
aid |!ive u valuable watch to the peraou
saum me numuer or coining nearest the
irtber engraved upon the works of the
ch, has been the means of creating great
itiucnt among all classes. The watch to
contested for has been placed In the
ula of, Mr. Joseph Jettcrsou, teller of the
lk of the Ohio "Valley, the number of
ich*is known only to him. A book in
ioh gueasers are required to enter their
uc3 and numbers is now open at the Star,
money is askeit for a chance. No pur?
use of goods is necessary. All that is rexed
Is that you go there, put your name
>n the list und any number vou may
>ose opposite it. Tbo hook wiflj rjiuain
in until the {flat of Janunry,1883, when the
son guessing the number or coming the
.rest tbe one engrayed on the woTlis of
watch will receive the s^wo.
'nr Hunter's Sifter. HuuUr Sifter Caches
Spevl^Hiw?Clnclnutttl autf N
rk, (Jlroulara

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