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VOLUME 9 WHEELING, VA., MONDAY MORNING, JULY lo% 1861 INSURANCE. those who wish to be X SUEED AUAl.Snl' ALL CONTi.\*U KXC1KS. ?HO.HKIX^'HA.VCK company Sew Vork. xHtai every *h!Lvp*fd In) $I.<\>0,000 utiugrat Vaud(o*ei\ 600,000 jrirtt Ouli aiuunut of risk o ,*in the United States. IF. r. I'KTKR&OX, AgeoL I s*VR A XC K CO.JO PTHBVAL. a* or viMisiA. I C*mu<|*M in; $300,000 ?th*l+n:*t Capil?J uf any office charter* ..ttl'-L.,"' "-i" uk*? "" """ ,"ra'' ..in't promptly p?Uby P2XJJKSOS, Agt ?a au'i |iruni)itv p--? ? , . F. P2TJCKSON, Agt. K ca.fTI.VE.VTAL I-VSURAXCE ?(MPAJiV, New Vork. liflT4t^p*i*l in) ? ? $600,000 oouuftnt Fan-! >ver) 376,000 .i?j1c?the?*suj?jJparllci|iAU ia the profit* ! ncuffl&M r.sk. W. F. i'ETKIlSON, Agent. K tr-tCHBUKO HOSE AFIRE :-U i tJfCB 0 Wl'A.VY. , , i?:rtL - 1100,000 IF. F.F?TEKSON,Jr., Agent. ?>ertX500.dM of Cash Capital reprteented by I r. i well established Agency, where every lo? ?4wra office bai b*cn promptly paid in Wheel-' * it **" due by tiif term* of the policy. ! H\ F. PETERSON. Office nrxt door to the M. 4; M. B nrk, -ljr Main s t. V 1 ??1 j i^TNA urancc t'o. oftlartford.! iXt'OKl'ORATICU lftin. ! iial ii Surplus, $2,104,100.02. j\; iUK of this Coinpiny i* DOCRLE that ul ,^hfr Fife ItiHiir.i'irr (Corporation in the I nlfed Stated. l??eti, January 1, 1 H60, .?aJ..Kl>fp.'-i !?-??? in tlartrdUauks,?J34,448 48 nMt. au<i ia Irin J* ??f Amenta,... .160.297 78 ? j* .Notes, and accrual in:?re?t 75,900 00 t.iperct.scmi-rtunual interest,...150,750 00 nun .'timbered ...'. 75,l?9d 00 ;. . i - rheCo.. --cureil by Mortgage, 464 76 i lai ("1 Go. U'.K'lpr.ct.Heini-an. int.,11,089 00 ?in'il-*, aiu;?lv secured, 7,040 50 .Jin'Mi-, ii tii-?. 17,844 00 :eii" I*. l r 5x 0 pr.ct.semi-an. hit..224.882 25 x I ret. nit., aunually,...$l08.000 00 , . Railroad Stock * ?jJ,164 00 ?no-vfi-ut Hirer Oo. Stock 1.250 00 UTaterlrify Ituik S;?i ?rl Spring Rank K.I.. " ? Jersey City, X. J., '* R-Mtan. Ma*s.. 44 M. Louis. \1Di| 44 ? Hvtfirl. Set Vork, V. L. I. 4 Trust Co. 5,300 Oo 5,30o 00 I 1.S72 00 j 1.500 i>0 30,500 00 .31,500 00 242.300 00 581.3*) 00 j 20.250 00 j I*. S.Trmt Co. Hank Stock 12,100 00 J jlL IS^KTJ. $2.11*4.100 02 liLirttW.-Unsottledclainunotdue.$l"0,957 05 lp?rariU of *13,000,1*00 ...?kite been paid by the JKtna Insurance Co. in the pas! 41 years. Fir.E AND ISLAND .navigation ? v .;.f flatter ma connate tit with solvency and ; f.iir profit. I ? 'ytdonjir'it tn Insurance of D WELLING& j CnttnU for term* of one to fee yoirs. ;:??? of thin Corporation has been ?table ? rraptcd throngh aoa.4ons of financial sun ? ?: ? -ior porio?l?< eventful in or exempt from ; ?a:ligrations and maritime dimwter. He iu-duhe<l.>iua cash basis, the trouble* of affect mia uo material particular. .;-jurdtimeH ' the security of reliable Innu .? *ni nperitiv?? dilty?the ability of property ntoluUinlOM beiu^ then much lessened. l without delay, and all business at dij with dispatch and rt?lolit>*, by N. C. AllTHUR, Agent, Office over the It^nk of Wheeling. 0^ | mm\ insurance co. ?F ;r>TT5VILLI'. ALBEMARLE CO., VA. ? \iC\ntu $150,000 isemarle Insurance co. OF CliAKLOrrSVILLK, VA. ?a,,.... $400,000 niisylviMiu Insurance Co. of pirrsuuuuii, pa. 'H $.100,000 iniiMeal Insurance Co, OF llAItrilSBURO, PA. ... $300,000 :h ?i>?rr Ooiapanir^ h ?vin-*ap|Mdnted the nnder ??-'. ! their A r-nt f.?r Wheeling, and vicinity, I r^jw^-ffniir - the patronnge of the public. v-<ini*? an- w??ll known t?? beflr-tclaas offices. ??? ? prompt\y a ljn?te.l. N.C.ARTII1TR. Agt. Odi''c overth?? Rank of Wheeling. INSURANCE, na Insurance Co. or Wheeling ".'o <il Saciuy* 1 Innk of 1F7,eriiug. So nil .u*iu st. B 4H0VK NAMKD COMPANY, haxing been itlr ir/ini/ed. i-? now prepared to take risks ???'? ? i-?i?teiit ratf*. on HuiMin^i. Machinery, '? I'l l ^t?ick"? ? f Merchandise, and a^aimtt ittea link the transportation of Merehan tirfM.Sea^. Lakes Canals an>i Railroa<l.<. for Insurance will be promptly at 1 >1' v ihn Presitlent and Secretary. '*'r >n igetrf tliepubliclsrespectfallysolicited 'MllkDRKTK. IIBN'KT K. (.1ST. Swwtary. I'rirMont. ,, DIKEOTOItS. ucmiD, .Iohx L. Honns, ,,Nnu Nus, Th is. 11. List, L. D. WitT. t0wty i**t?U afTorJel to those who wish to ? '^^riptiojib.n.k remains open at ' ?'P1'1/ * "He*. niy25-y INSURANCE . ieFire&Mariae Insurance Co. OF WIIKKLINO. ISCORPOHATKD IX 1837. P'iKS HISKd AT Til K LOWEST KA.TK8 ON* I di'Mitiga of *11 kin U Stmmboatt* Knrnituroand ayun-a nil d*n?or* attending the ?p trution ofon river*, seas, lakes, canals L "?Ir-n-i*. : ;v. (UaDnra, Sec'y. IIkxet CsiVoiE, Pres't OtilEOTOKd. ?wh**jn J.thn D onion, Rob't Morrison J S.Rrady. Surn'l Olt. ''" 'Liaib. Rob't l'itUer?on, /^Vppli, iUoii4 fur la^unnM wilt bf promptly at ': Ji? hr the President and Secretary. l*2VS3 toar. mkaisox. w. a. LOOA3C i " ??XR LIST. B.ft.'.vexport. .. r-I3r, MORRISON & CO., iQletoie Grocer* dt Produce Dealer? ?.10 cm?i80 F?; )t itUetotiio friends of the lateflrmi i ?-i-iv. th it m ii.?=-evMt-n taipU fidUtiM for tbe transaction of a *??4*1#Grocery aal PriklnM HnninMi. i >Ur u.-I- i t ? -ceeate nil ??r lere eotroeted ir.- witk fidelity and promptness, andW tlva ?'??? t-r-ft.. Tourob't nerviiJit*. ^ , LIST. MORRISON ? CO. *?*???. Jaaaarjr Id. l**\| JanT ... c\.rr&.gesn baxm:, \ UiliUXiiD ?0a COUGHS. ?v>M?3, etc, ? e-Vired. B.BOO&IXOvAl't, Odd Fellows* Hall Urn* 1|'^ ^09Plfllfi.^1 (MxiiiigiB prime IU< OolTee " ? re .-,v(vi ami lor rhI?? ;>y .ltKVUY BUSINESS CARDS. ALF'D HUGHES, M. D. HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Has associated with him,in the prac ticeof medicine, his sister. Kliza C. Hugii>>. M i P., a graduate of the "Penn Medical University o ? Philadelphia. Pennsylvania." who will devote her attention exclusively to Obstetrics aud the Diseases of Femalesaod Children. my29,G0 OFFICE HOURS. ! Morning,7 to 9; Noon, 1 to 3; Evening, 7 to 9. j OFFICE AND RESIDENCE: Corner of Fourth and ' Quincy streets, below the 1st Presbyterian Church. .T. BOON H'LCKE, j ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office. N. E.Cor. Monroe k Fourth 8th. (Oppositeth' Court House,) WHEELING, TA N. B.?Will practice in the several Courts of this and the neighboring Counties. gap-Particular atteution will bo given to the co' ection of claims. nov20?ly S. AVEEY, WHOLESALE k RETAIL Ilat and Gap Manufacturer, 2*0. 14? IM?in Street, WHEELING, TA. Has on hand the largest and best assortment of Hats and Cap* of all qualities and sizes. janll M. HUMPHREY. W. li. PUMPURET I. M. PUMPHREY & SON, CoinmiHsion ? and ? Forwarding Merchants ? DEALERS IN ? Wool, Floiir^ Bacon, Provisions, and Produce Generally. No. TO jVltiin Street, J an 1?1 y WHEELING, VA. S. G. ROBINSON, manufacturer OF WINDOW GLASS, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in PAINTS, Oil* 8, SASH, DOORS, LIME, ( FJIKNT, PLASTER PARIS, ?JLC. No. 7IMnin Street, Jy4 WHEELING. VA M. REILLY, Wholesale Dealer in GROCERIES, Forflpi and Domestic Wines and Liquors, Noa. r?5 ,t f?7 Main Street, my7?ly WHEELING, VA J. A. METCALP, " COMMISSION MKfRCIIAXT AND MANUFACTURER'S AGENT FOR THE HALE OF Nails, Window Glass, Cincinnati Soap Iron, Flint Glassware, l*artl Oill, Steel, Green Glassware, Lime. Springs, Printing Paper, Plnster Paris, Axles, Wrapping Paper, Cement, lioMin, Woo?len Ware. Starch. Together with many articles of Pittsburgh and 1 Wheeling manufacture. No. 5G Paxton's Row, Main St., j novlT Wheeling, Va. EDMU N D P. ZANE, ATTORNEY AT LAW ? AND ? Commissioner inCUnnt?ry, OFFICE: Owner of Fuurth and Monroe streets. \V HKEI.IXO, V A 49" Will practice in the court* of the adjoiuing counties and give particular attention tothe collection ! of claim*. noylfl?ly CLARK L. SANK. 8. F. MILLER C. L. ZANE & CO. Importers and Dealers in Fnreiyn d: Domestic Wines and Liquors, Manufacturers of Pure Catawba WineH, Quincy Street, between Main <fc Market Stb. WHEELING, VA KEEP Constantly on hand R randies, Scotch and Irish Whiskies. Jamaica Rums and Cordial*, Choice Old Rye and Rourbon Whiskies. sep27?ly G. WILLIAM REESSING, 88 Market Street, O L r> TOST OFFICE DUILDIX WHEBLINU. VA. Groceries, Liquors, Wises, Secap.s. ani> Foreign Prodcce Generally. M.i 4-( f w. T. MEEDS, Book 13 i li cler, ? A5D ? B U A.VIC BOOK M .1X U P C T l; R E It InMligtnctr Huildivrj.cor.Qnincy *1- Main stsT All descriptions of blank books j.clkl and made t?> order, printed heads if required. Magazines. Music and nil kin<I* of printed nmtte> bound i?i the best and most substantial style at r?-a oahle prices. All work Risaiar.ttcd. nov20'J>8? T. IT. EioGk^l? A: CO. WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. WHEELING, VA. ' HAVE removed to their NEW WA RE ROOMS, No 47 Main Street, and No. 8 Quincy Street. iVMain Street Entrance, next door to B?ker Hopkins. Quinsy Street entrance near the Bait. R. R. Depot, and ?liarf. DRUGS, PAINTS. OTLS. MEDICINES, VARFISHE8, BRUSHES, WIN DOW GLASS, PERFUMERIES, WHITE LEAD, PATENT MEDICINES, &c. Offered to the trade, in city and country, at low prices and of theAetf quality. Oa#h and prompt customer* arc invited to call, a pi ,*59 J.G.BAKER. W.C.WRIGHT. BAKER & WRIGHT, Wholesale Dealers in Tobacco, Snuff & Segars XO. 5H M \ IN STREET, ap2,\M>-ly WHEELING. VA. R.W.PAXT9!*. JOHN DONLO.V. C. OGLEBAT PAXTON, DONLON & OGLEBAY, Wholesale Grocers, PRODUCE & COMMISSION MEECHA N T S. Nos. 52 and 54. Main St., uovl w heeling, V*. J. C. HARBOUR. IfAofaraV tC Retail Devlrrin CARPETS ROGS, OIL CLOTHS Wall Papei, Curtain Materially | Aud Upholatery Ware of everj* descript ion 143 Main Street. WHEELING. VA. 4iF?GiU and Maliognuy Frame<l Looking Glasses, n hand and made to order. sep9,'69 r.n.LOOAX. R. H. LIST. C, I>. Hl'BBA LOGAN". LIST & CO. (Successor* to T. II. Logav rf Co.) Wholesale & Retail druggist BRIDGE CORNER. MAIN STREET. "Wlieelinu, Va. ARE prepared tonnpply goodsof nuperior?]tiallt3 at low price*, to aii those who may find it convc nffcnt to make fbefr pmelmiiM nt th?* ?3Vrf?fg?- 9nn>Ti jpjuhr utelli geucev VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE "mI" v?" ,h; Rrlola.lon offered bv Mr Aiikold, of Lewis, Laving called up the following resolution, offered by .Mr. Vnnce, of Harrison, on Wednesday:" WllBREAS, A resolution has been offer ee in .lie Congress of the United States baling for its object tho repeal of the Fa guive Slave Law, therefore be it liuotetil, That our Senators be instruct ed, and our Representatives requested to vote against said resolution or any other having a like object, 3 Mr Bobeman, of Tyler, said :-I bad hoped, .Mr. Speaker, that this resolution would not be taken up. I hope that every member here will vote down any effort to ntrouucetbis negro controversy into our legislation. Our country has been nearly ruined by the aguation on this question: ? nd I for one, think it should not be intro: ducldhcre at all. \Ve have difficulties enough on our humid without introducing subjects that are only calculated to excite bad feelings amongst us?to get up an ex citement here on this question which has done so much mischief in the country. We have war questions?questions o? fighting to settle amongst us before we can go back into the old controversy. I think it is not a time to be introducing these exciting subjects into our halls. Not tnat we would desire the law there spoken of to be re pealed nt nil. There has been no disposi tion manifested on the part of Congress to repeal that law. At the last session those who Imvebeen supposed to be willing to do so did not attempt anything of the Kind, but passed other measures which in dicated very plainly that thev never desir ed anything of the kir.d. Therefore, I think this resolution is out of place, and 1 hope that the members here shall refuse y Ihmr votes to take it up. -Mr. Vance?Since the resolution has been called up, it is probably necessary md 1-rpper that 1 should state iny reasons' lor offering it A resolution has been intro duced into Congress favoring the repeal of tke Fugitive Slave I,aw, as is well known, !'?>' " nieiuber of the party that is largely in tneascendency there.mid it is possible at least that Mich a resolution might pass i at house. I did not introduce this reso lutioii to create any ill feeling. I nresu that *i c.?"ld not- 1 J? not suppose, sir, that u have any I,ovejoy\s in this body. If ue have, I want to know it. 1 presume sir, there is not a man here but what would vote for that resolution. A resolution was oUered, sprung upon this House on Wed nesday, to instruct our representatives at Washington to do what tliey would have done any how. 1 ain opposed to instruct ing our members ot Congress, but this is a question that 1 think they ought to be in structed upon. A resolution of the kind offered by that individual in the House of bepresentntivcs looking to a repeal of the rugitive Slave Law, a constitutional law ?a law made to carry out provisions of jf.e constitution, might possibly pass that body but I hope, sir, will not. Itecausc this Administration lias given us to under stand?mid this party, by its conduct late ly. .Hive given ns to uiidcr.-tnnd? that it is not their desire to interfere with the insti tution of shivery, or lo deprive us of any constitutional rights. It ;s ?pon this prom i-j-eand understanding that we went into this Congress to sustain the Government nnci that we have continued to do so. The f ederal Government has neier deprived us of any constitutional light. If it had, or had intended to violate a plain provision of Hie Constitution, there are many of us here to-day who would not have been. We are tor the I mon, sir, because it has protected 1 we have grown mighty and hic prosperous and happy. But we'want that I mon upon fair and honorable princi ples. \\ e Claim that we have g?t it on sncii ; but il Congress attempts to do this tilingI indicated by Lovejoy s resolution. then they bare violated their faith. I now want to instruct our Senators and request our Representatives in Congress to vote against this resolution repealing the Fugi iVe.^"Ve 1"lW- U " i3 ,lK' intention of that Congress?and it might be-to violate a p am provision of the Constitution, if it is their intention to trample upon our rights when they have said they shall be protec ted. we want to know it. In my county I here nrc nearly 600 slave*. So far, \vu have had the right anil privi lege of capturing them whem they ruu away: but if this resolution passes Con gress, the law is repealed, that protection is taken away from us. If it is to he ta ken from us by the Government, we want to know it, and we will seek protection somewhere else. We want nothing more than what we have. We are satisfied with the Constitution and Government as they are; and we are endeavoring now to carry it on as it has been, endeavoring to protect it and crush out this rebellion in the South. And I hope and believe it will ae crushed out, provided the Government maintains the position it has taken, and does not intend to violate this plain pro vision of the Constitution. I hope the res olution will pass. Mr. Arnold?Inasmuch as I called up the resolution, I deem it my duty to make a few remarks on the subject. Mr Vance (interrupting)?When I offer ed the resolution on Wednesday, it was objected to and laid over, and some of the members requested me not to call it up un til certain things took place. They having now taken place?our late U. S. Senators having been expelled, and onr's and our Representatives in Congress recognized, I think the geutletnan who urged that that should be done, cannot object longer. Mr. Arnold?It is known that I do not favor instructions to Senators or Members of Congress, and when that one was offer ed on Wednesday, and a motion was made to lay it on the table, I stood almost alone in support cf the motion. But the one that is offered here now. that has laid here on the table sleeping so long, seems to have almost lost an advocate; and I have really regretted to see?after the zeal man ifested here the other day to instruct Rep resentatives in Congress?1 regretted to see it lay so long without on advocate, and felt it my duty this morning to call it up. I fully concur in the remarks of the gen tleman trout Harrison, when he soys he wants to sec if it is the policy of the Ad ministration representatives in Congress to interfere with the vital subject of slavery. I know, sir, the substantial Uniou men of the county of Lewis are slaveholders.? They have made it their special business to ?nyto the people, that our slavery would be more safe in this Government as a whole, than it would be by separation. j And they have impressed that upon tree men who advocated the cause of Union | and liberty, too , and, sir, it pains me this ? morning: to see any man raise his voice | against the immediate and uuammous j adoption of that resolution. ? Why, sir, it has gone forth that this a | body of Republicans here. The people j throughout the whole South proclaim it : aloud: Eastern Virginia asserts it, and the South asserts it. I have denied it private ly and publicly: and 1 hope I may be able ! to go home to my people und say this body has denied it by their action. But, sir, if ; there is a disposition here, right on the : eve of adopting and organizing a new State Government?if we are to favor such pro positions as Lovejoy's, 1 want to know it us the gentleman frotn Harrison said. If that is the disposition, I as one trillretire icith regrets that I ever appeared here. Iam in favor, and my people are, of a division of the Stale, because they look forward to the hope and prosperity of this country depending on that: but if we are to be iu 1 tercepted by such a sentfm^U. aS"h??s gone ; abroad, I will, and^l know ihey will turn their face, heart and soul, against any further proceedings here towards a divi sion of the State. Now, sir, this very body, as here to-day will be the members of the Convention that is to meet here in August; [a member, -only part of them ;"] and if there is a sentiment in that body like that here against a proposition of this kind, I tell you now that so long as Virginia is Virginia, never will there be one inch of ; soil taken from her territory. I want to see if this body will sustain the arguments, propositions and assertions. : I have made before my people, that this | was a body that never would iuterlere i with slavery in no shape nor no form, and that they were Virginians so far as to re j pudiate any attempt either in or out of I Congress for to encourage the abolish j meni of slavery. For I have looked upon that as the great charter of liberty.? When that is blotted out, I for one, as i the gentleman from Harrison said, I will ? seek a home in another clime. No, sir, if that should be done, rather than submit to . it 1 would, Tiiiion like, go forth into the desert where I might rail with freedom 1 against my race. And sir, I hope there is not a solitary voice in this house that will be raised against the adoption of the reso lution. I think with all due respect and , kindness to the gentleman who opposed ac , tion upon it, that he certainly does not ? desire that his remark? shall go forth to the j world in opposition to the fugitive slave , law. That sir, has been the argument of the ] Southern Secessionists, claiming as the J very foundation of their right to secede from the general Government. Will we j put the lever in their hands? Will we lore ! shadow the sentiment favoring the argu ment of Secession? Never I hope shall it be said of a Virginian that he entertained such sentiments. Now sir, here are reso lutions ollered the other morning and this morning favoring a division of the Stale They meet my hearty approval. I look j forward to see that done with anxiety: but ; sir whenever this body are found even hesitating to give a uuammous vote for ! the resolution before the body, 1 say you put an eternal quietus on the prospect of ' dividing the State. A3 soon as you leave ! the borders you fall into the sentiment ' distracted and ready to act; and just let this body hesitate a moment in passing that resolution and sir you will at once confirm what lias gone abroad, that this a is Repub lican body, and you will destroy at once the probability and hope of ever dividing ! this State. I have believed that this ad ; ministration, from the inaugural, from the sentiment approved by it, have never de signed to interfere with slavery but that ! they wanted to execute the laws, und espe ! cially the Fugitive Slave Law, to show the | South that they did not design anything ] upon them; but to see gentlemen, or any person, hesitating to take up and pass that . resolution, which o.?ght to have been never ! laid on the table?it comes with a bad I grace and in bad taste from Virginians ami I hope therefore that it will pass unani : mously, and that the gentleman after reflec tion will sanction by his vote its passage. .Mr. Ri.'FFXElt, of Kanawha I dissent j from the remarks of the gentleman from . Li?wis, for two reasons, and shall vote for ' keeping these resolutions on the table. I ! am opposed to introducing such political ' questions iuto this body, and to giving any j fictitious dignity to such heterogeneous propositions ais that introduced by Owen Lovejoy. Treat it as it has been treated bv Congress, with contempt. llr. .Minkii, of Alexandria?The position I taken liv tlie party who moveil to take up . ill'? resolution from the table, is one I dis ? sent from. I understand tbe question dif j ferenlly, I think, from what tlie gentleman ' who addressed this body last. I under ' stand that the Fugitive Slave Law?that the repeal of it, docs in no manlier, shape I or iorm, interfere with the peculiar insti \ tu lions of our State or the oilier Stales; that it is merely au act to carry out, in a 1 certain way, the guarantees of that Oon j stiiution which was given us by our fatll ! ers, which Constitution does protect the institution; and which gives to every State cf this Union, every individual and every Slate holding that species of property, the ; right to demand or recapture it by virtue : of law. 1 am sorry that in this body such a resolution has been offered. I am sorry this bone of contention, which has lighted the fire of discord throughout the land, has been brought into this body the first time it has convened?that we are now in clined, the second week of our session, to raise that question in this body and create a distraction in our councils, from a mis understanding of the subject we have brought here before us. 1 will quote the language of Owen Love joy on that question, to show that the name of Republican does not mean Aboli tionist. Owen Lovrjoy declared in a speech last winter, that were a bill introduced into tbe House of Representatives to abol ish slavery where it exists-, he would vote against it. Said he, "The reason why 1 would vote against tho bill to abolish sla very, is that Congress possesses no power whatever to interfere with the domestic institutions of the several States." Why then, should we give dignity and character to Owen Lovejoy's resolution which is brought into that House nt the dresent moment; 1 agress with thegentlu ! man who said we should treat it as Con ? gress has done?with silen* contempt. 1 hope the resolution will not be taken from the table. .Mr. I'ortkii?I hope the resolution will be permitted to lie where it is, and be qui et there uutii the end of the session. 1 had hoped from the start that we would keep tbe "nigger" out of this body. I know it is difficult to do so, but I bad supposed | that meeting here as we have met, we would j do nothing that would bring up this ques lion which has distracted the whole coon- j try for the past few years. Sir. I suppose there is no one here who . denies-?there is no one here who would j not say that it is the duty of Congress to provide for the rendition of fugitive slaves. ! j The Constitution of the United States guarantees to the States having this pecu liar institution that fugitives from justice ' I and froin labor shall be returned to the ' States from which they escape. And, sir,! one I.ovei >y, of the State of Illinois, one i "f the agitators of this slavery question, has had the bad taste, in this very crisis ! of our country's fate, to introduce a reso- . tion of an agitating character iu Con (?ress Tub Ciiaik?The gentleman will confine , himself to the subject uuner consideration j ? ?the subject of taking up the resolution. 1 Mr. Portep.?I am glad tbeSpenker has interrupted me, I hope this discussion will come to a conclusion here very soon. Our : position will never be misunderstood; and i I aui not disposed to give Mr. Lovejov any particular notoriety. I am not disposed , to give him any importance he docs not ; merit. I know that his course has im- ; mensely delighted all the disunionists of' jour country; and I think we should give, | the "quietus," as some one has said, to the ! whole matter by allowing the resolution to I lie on the table. Fontain Smitii?I have but a word to ' say, sir, and that is, that I feel grieved : : that in the very infancy of our movement j a firebrand, unintentionally I have no I doubt, has been thrown into our midst; ; and with all respect to the gentleman. I am | at a loss to appreciate the motive by which it has been forced upon us. 1 repeat I say ! this with all personal respect. The gen ; tIonian who urges it this morning, yester ; day objected emphatically that our Sena i tors nud Representatives should beinstruc ' ted not to enter into any compromise with ; the seceded States that would be dctrimen- 1 i tal to the character and dignity of the ! American Republic. He objected to such : a resolution, sir, because it would perhaps j I be an insult to their judgments; but now a ' resolution is introduced here in relation to a subject which is plainly written in the I Constitution of the United States?no equivocation?plainly written in the Con 1 stitution?a law which has been suctioned i>y the highest tribunal, the U. S. Supreme Court, and declared to be constitutional by every court, and recognized by every jurist of distinction in the United Stales lis being constitutional?and now it is no insuh to our representatives there to instruct them : ? to vote against the repeal of such a law.? The first was an insult, but llie last is ! none whatever. The Ciiaik requested that tho gentie- j man would confine himself to the subject [ '? properly under consideration. Mr. &MITH. i hen sir, .13 i am circum scribed in the remarks I make, they shall be very brief. What sir, is the cause of our present national difficulties.' It is the 1 agitation of this subject. What has cloth ed the country in mourning? Ir is the :igi tation of this question. And sir if tlite in troduction ot that measure in Congress had not been repudiated there as it was, it might have altered our course of conduct; but when it was repudiated there unequivo cally, the **q?tictus" was put to it there, I see 110 necessity alter this course why we should here he agitating that qnestion.? Just let ine remark sir that if the gentle : man from Lewis desires to know the posi tion I occupy 011 this subject and his peo ple have delegated him to ascertain wheth er this is an abolition body or not I would say tha* while I differ with a number of individuals around me, I will say that I believe slavery i3 constitutionally, religi j ously, politically, and socially right, and I am op osed at all times to the repeal of the I Fugitive Slave Law because I believe it to ! be one of the "guarantees of the Constitu ! tion of the United States for the preserva ; tion of that property; and one reason why ; I am not a Secessionist is that I believe I the institution of slavery was protected | better than it could be by the formation of i a second republic. I do not believe there is | a man here who would vote agaiust that j law or with a sentiment in conlict with [ that I have expressed. If it be the iuten i tion of the people of Lewis to ascertain j whether this is an abolition body or not, I I would say to them that this is 110 test of ! our sentiment here. 1 confess sir, if we could accomplish anything, if there was 1 any good to be accomplished by the intro [ auction of such a subject here, we might then enter our protest; but when such a 1 question as is alluded to in this resolution ; is not pending, and has met with a rebuke in Congress when the Administration h is I not nor does not intend to trespass upon I one constitutional right of tiie South, it i does look like madness that we should be | agitating this question here now. But sir, ! when the moment comes for accomplish | ing anything?whenever the nstitution is I in danger and a single right, however trilling, of the South is in danger, from j any action of this Government, then I will stand by the gentleman's side, and the side of the people in the county of Lewis, in vindication of their rights. Now, sir, in the language of the gentle man i>om Haucork, Mr. Lovejoy has ugi | tatcd this question in Congress by the in troduction of his resolution, and we have every evidence that that body evinced as much pain as we feel by the introduction of this resolution here. Because he has paiued that body, let us not inflict another pang upon the people of Virginia, by the agitation of this question here. Let me say, sir, as I said in the begin ning, that the agitation of this subject has clothed this land in mourning. We have come here to legislate for a free people. We have come here to restore constitutijn al liberty, and protect every interest of that people. But we do not believe that the negro interest is paramount to every other interest, and to thrust it into the faces of the people, aud make it a bone of contention amongst them. We intend to stand by every constitutional right and in terest of the South, but with that discretion which men should exercise, and not with that madness which would have a tenden cy to impair our standing at home and les sen our inlluence abroad. Mr. Bouemax?I had not designed to make any remarks, further than to explain the reason why this resolution should not be taken up; but I desire now to make a j few remarks iu reply to the gentleman | from Lewis. His remark that it pained him to bear i me oppose instant action on this subject, I ; will employ, and say that it equally pains 1 me to kuow that any one is willing to in troduce a subject here of so excitable a character, and one which has been made the excuse, though not the real ground work of our difliculties. It has been j made the excuse for placing us in the po tion we are uow in. Thisis called already,says the gentleman, a republican body. \Vhy,str,weareallcnl!cd ??Black Republicans," u.\bolitloni3ts;lf and every man that claims to be a Union man. tluonghout this country is denounced?I have henrd tiiern denounced everywhere by our opponents, as Abolitionists and He. publicans. Who cares for it? I. sir, do not. I treat the charge with contempt. I despise such accusations. They are false? false as Hell, and we all know them to be false: and why should we regard them ? The while country, the world, know it is false, ll is known that Union men are n??t of necessity Black Republicans and Abolitionists, though nr?ny of them are. They are all mixed together. I thank the good Being that we know no parties, no disti' ctions, in this matter. I know how some people feel on this subject. They are tired of this eternal negro in our midst. They want it expelled as a subject of agi tation. It has been ridden to death. This accusation of being Black Republican and Abolitionist has become so common that people do not regard it as a charge or as a calumny in the character of men any longer. They do not care anything about it. because it is so frequently misapplied. The geutleruau remarked that I would not want it to go forth to the world that I was opposed to the Fugitive Slave Law. No, sir. nor do I expect if to go forth that I am oppossd to that law. My constitn uents know that 1 am not, and they ate the people that lam accountable 10. They know my sentiments, and have confidence iu me in regard to this matter; and 1 know they desire that this thing shall be kept out of our body and deliberations. This resolution, sir, i3 an entering wedge to tlili slavery controversy here. It we suffer it to come up and be introduced here, as the point of the wedge enters the solid timber, so this little point of the wedge or contro versy will enter our councils and will make the breach wider and wider until there will be discord here that we can not settle at nil. Keep it down ; keep it out from our midst, away from us. I do not feir any charges of this character that are made against me ; and I hope the members of this body are so far above suspicion on this subject, that they will treat all such with utter contempt. Our action here has shown all the time what our sentiments are on this subject, and that is suflieient There is now an opposition to our whole move ment introduced here into our country, and a movement like this in this Legislature will have a tendency to encourage that op position and make it formidable. Let us say to these gentlemen who are around and about us in this country here that they cannot have any kind of encouragement, that we arejnot going to be distracted here on questions of this kind, that we intend to repel thein and keep them out so that they will not have the sweet unction laid to their soul that we are divided among ourselves. I hope they never will have any encouragement of this kind from this body. I do not, sir, say to members of this body that if they will not concur with me, that if'hey do no: side wi:h me on mo tions and resolutions that may come up here that 1 will iu any event leave this body. No. sir, I never will desert thecr.use that 1 have espoused here until my head is laid low in the dust: I started !n this con test for life or for death, and to live for this cause or to die with it, is the purpose of myself and my people. We knew when we entered into it that it was a matter of life or death to us, and we are going to go through and abide the result. I hope this resolution will sleep the sleep of death on the table. [conclusion of tiik dfratn to-morrow:} J AS. YAXW>.LL. T. J. CAMPBr.I.L. C.F.O. K. TINGLF. MAXWELL, CAMPBELL# TINGLE, Wholesale Grocers COMMISSI of 51E R C If A X TS No..? S Muia St.,"Wheeling, Va. HAVE NOW IN STQUK 9S0 bbl*. Prime N.O. Molasses, 1*25 lilf. bbln. do ?2'2<> hhdt). fully fuir to prime N. O. Sugar. 1*26 bbln.Cr..Granulated. Pow'd and Coifoe Sugar* 7."? ?? Hrnnc'itOuldfn Syrup. " New York do 301) bags pood fair to prime Rio Coffee GO pockets Java Colfeo. *2."i boxes Nut'l Li. th lump Tobacco 4o do various -Uandurd brauiltf ."is Tob.icto. l.*? do do do 10s do ) <1 ca?es "Ilunter*** '4a do 10 do ??l).?it Quixote" \Zv, do 9ft hit", ch. V. II and G. I1. Ten. ?.? do Oolong and Pou-hong Teat 100 bl'ls No. 3 Med.and L^r. Mackerel. 5<> '* Tar. large size. 15 tierce* Hire. Popper. Pimento, Nutmegs.Clove*. Com Mustard, (linger. Indijro. Bi-Carb. Soda. Salamtu*. Soap. Candles, Wmh-board*. tt ? keti. Tub*. Broom*. Nailn. and all other ar ? le*em braced in the Grocery line. mh*2 Interesting News! A New Oil Well Just Discovered! j ? But a Small Amount Required for ev ery one fo lake a Share. ' Every 50 cent9 invested will jit Id Si worth j IN ADVANCE OF THE NEW HIGH TARIFF. | ! inn CASKS OF NEW SPRTVO AND SUMMER ' j 1UU DRY GOODS have just been received, which the subscriber is able . to eel! for less than half their original value, j Ibisides finny oth^r goods received, ho will only i ; mention loO pieces of Silk of all the latest stylos at ( ! all prices, eouij aa low as 50 ctF. per yard worth at ; least 51, and Home Tlain Silks an low an 37c per yard. ! 25 pieces- of Plain Biack Silks for Dresses and Man- : tillas. Pre*s Goods, a lane and varied assortment. Some Traveling Drw Gojds for only 8c per yard, worth at least 20c. Lawns and Lawn Rol>e?, plain and figured Bcreges and Ilerege Robes. Double width grey, black and wliito Bercgcs for Shawls and Dusters; aoino worth $1, for only 50 ct* per yard. ChalUefl and Delaines, Ginghams and Chintzm. a large stock; sonio -1-4 dark" French Chin ties, for i 15c per yard, worth at least 57c, ami light Chin(20a 1 at 'Joe per yard. SHAWLS?100 Crape Shawls, all c.-?lor*. from 5 tn 50 dollars a pioce; SO Twisted Silk Shawls, new j styles; 4<>0 Stella Shawls, some an low a** i\. I Silk and Cloth Dusters and Cloaks, stall pric? fo?* Ladies and Misses. 1 French Lace Mantle* of all the latest stylos. A largo stock ?>! Embroideries and White Goods. I 500 dojS. Ladies' Hose, toui? worth loc, f?r cts ! a pair. Parasols, Hoop Skirts and rorscts, a large frtock. ' DOMESTICS.?Fast colored Prints, ("warranted.) for 10. 8 and 6j^c per y<?rd, worth 12*<, 10 and flr ? per yard. Bleached and unbleached Muslins of all j widths and qualities. Irish Linen and Linen Table j Cloths at all prices. CARPETS.?75 pieces of Inzralo, 3 ply and super fine Carpets at all prices. A good assortment of Boys' Ready Made Clotldn^, and many other good*. t?*? numerous to mention, all of which hare been bought for cash from Importers, and will bo sold at greatly reduced prices bv ALEX, HEY.MAN. ap2 1.17 Main St., Wheeling* Va. GAFF'S WHITE WHEAT FLOt'll. 50 barrels Extra Family, very choice, juslru Celvod per steamer Eunice, and for sale by up^U M. REILLY. EXT11A FAMILY FLOVll. OOd BARRELS CIIJICE WHITE WHEAT just -6' "iJ received and foraalo by my* M. B1MLI W J... 1 ? i H TERMS OF WEEKLY.' One Copy per Year,- ..".$1,00 " Six Mouths, 4Ui~ I.VVaMVSLY IN AUVANCS The Weekly Intelligencer Will contain thirty-two o>InmtM>, nxnitly filled with obefcdand carefully prepared raiding matter?eo'r* ting all snbjecta?thus making 1! ?be Itrgfrt end Dollar Nvwiwjtrr in thi* *ccti.?n of coffntry. I'LOTT. \10K?i.\N L. OTT. WM. It. UaIL. SAM'L OTT, SON &, CO., AGKXT9 TOR FAIRBANKS' STANDARD SCALES, Adapted to every branch or bc>im t* nhere a correct hLd duiflhlt Seal* 1* *?qulrr?t. Counter Scales of Every Variety. PORTABLE &L0RMAMT SCALES FOlt STOItKS. HAY AKD CATTLE SCALES. Warchotuc & Transportation Scftlei* Scales for Crain and Flour??cftl?s for RallmuU?? Scale* for Coal Dealers and Miuera?Cotton and Sugar Scale*?Farm and Plantation Scabs? PoMt utlice bculr-?Bankers and J<\? ti lers it*'am*?WelK-h Matter*'Beams Ac., Ac., Ac. All of which are warranted In every particular. Call and examine, or send for un illu>trated und descriptive circular. N. 15.?Tlu~u Scale* have ??77 tticl Imyrivg*. which purchaser* will bn'i uponexamination'!*not tl?e w-r with other Scales ottered forfait- In this city, vl.i<h are represented to l?o "as good ?* Fail haul**.'' A S;ale with cat-1 iron beating* cannot be duihlly ac curate. SAM'L OTT, SOX & CO., Agents. wnoL?.v\L>: ncALrns t> Hardware,SaddleryHardwarc.&c Cor. Market A- Monroe id*.. o|>i>. Ml* Lure House, nirl Wlteellit^i V?. Missouri MiniugConipany. Incorporated Feb. 22d, 1861 CAPITAL STOCK 8500.000. rOHIS COMPANY IS FOKMKD FOR TUB Pl'R X post* of advancing the great mining interest* ot our State. We do uot profess to be governed by purely philanthropic motives In initiating this en terprise. We believe that the stock can be made to pay large dividends, and at the name time more, real ^ood accomplished and greater progress made in de veloping and making known the ustouishiug mineral weaHh of Missouri, than by the use of five times the amount of our capital invested in any other busiuexs. We shall make the office of our Company a com plete mining bureau of the mineral rtirourcosof the State. We have power under our charter to pur chase and sell mineral lands wherever located in Missouri. Great inducements will be offered to cap italists nud mining adventurer*, who desire to pur chase and work paying mines, by dealing with this Company. We respectfully solicit the attention of all who have mineral lands for salo to send us a statement ? ?f the same, describing the kind of mineral* on their lands, the number of acre*, the location, and the low est ca*h price they are willing to take for *aid land*. We shall work only such mines as pay largely, but shall open and prove most of the landi wesell. The books tor subscription to the ntocl; are now open at the office of tho Company, Main street, northwest corner of Locust, oyer Merchants' Hank, entrance No. 21 Locust street. All whe feel an interest int.iis business. and have money, will do well to call and subscribe. Those wishing stock, living out of tin* city, can secure it by enclosing ten per rent, of the amount wanted to the President or Treasurer. directors: Ilenry D. Bacon. Esq., Matthew Butler, E-q., Alfred Clapp, Esq., L. B. liar wood. Esq., Joseph Lnthrop. Esq., B. M. Lynch, Esq.. L. V. Bogy, Esq., Joseph Payne, Esq., Tilt' ST EES.* Henrv I). Bacon. L. V. Bogv. M. BUTLER, Treas. AM'REii CLAPP, Pres't. The above prospectus has tip to thi* date been published in only one of our leadlug papers tor ten tlays. No extra efforts to get ftock tak?-n have been made; yet the public -o well iippreciate the sound ness of 'the enterprise, that over two bundled thous and dollars of the stock litis already been taken. V o would briefly state that the shareware ?2?r> each, paid in full, without further liability: transferable by d? livery; registered only when divideudsare received. Any person having money to spare, can. by the pur chase of shares in the Missouri Mining Company make an investment that will pay largely, and hold stock that i* readily converted into cash without Ion All communications to the President promptly answered. mbHO-dAwSm St. Louis, Mo., March 22. IStJI. E. Hayes & Co. MANUFACTURERS OF LIGHT CARRIAGES AND HARNESS, QifCiesp LOCATION IN THE ATIIENiF.UM Building.corner Market A John streets oppoaito the Custom House, Wheeling, Va. Always on hand Carriages of superior workmanship, war ran ted to give satisfaction. Also, work built to order,o the latest styles and most improved patterns, at the lowest market rates. my 18?ly ?. P. RH0nr.9. W.M. 8. WAuVlLKD RHODES & WARFIELD, (Successors to Rhodes A Brother.) WHOLESALE UROCEKS, Produce & Commission Merchants, decl7-ly llrtdgcport, Ohio. F. A. BREtfTLINGER & CO. ? EG LK A VETO SAY THAT THEY HA YK OPEN >eda Pharmaceutical and Prescription Store In No 151 Market street, where they will be pleased to serve those who may feel disposed to call. Their long experience and know u accuracy in compound ing physicians* prescriptions cannot tall to give con fidence to all. Physicians and Prngalst* roqnlriuj; pharmaceuti cal and chemical preparations for their owu dis pensing. of full and uniform strength. as by the L*. 8. Pliarinapia.can have thein prepared at the shortest notice, we being now provided with all necessary apparatus. foctlS) F. A. BltENTLf NGKR A CO. The Citizen's Deposit Bank OK WHEELING. Bank open from o o'clock a. m? until P. M. Discount day*?Thursday* 10 o'clock a. /SSfMoney received on trar.-ient deposit. Int<r*it paid ou sjKciul < j^ColIections m.tdeand proceeds promply remitted DIRECTORS: Jacob Borger, J. N. Vauce, Jacob Hornhrook, G. W. Franzhoim, Warren Cooper, J. K. Botsford, Geo. K. Wheat, Chester D. Knox. J. II. Miller, Cashier. Alfred Caldwell, Pres't rr~i?t_?Ao i *.-1 Bl SPOTSWOOD HOTEL MAIN STREET, RICHMOND, A'A., n?ilt in 1S5P, ami yurnilhcd equal to any trt tht Vnitt'l State. JOSEPH II. CREN'SilAW, Proprietor. TltEOMKB W. H'F.VXIOKK, 1 ?jupt. and Manager. / ndilt-lr' P. C. HILDRETH & BRO. 33 Muiu r?;H , Wheeling, V?. WlfOM58AL? PKALKltS NMI Hod, Window Olific, Marylnn.l Muia, liar Iron, Printiug P*pcr, (v?mwon Lime, Nails, Wrap. Paper, Hour. Sheet Iron, Planter P?ri?, Phaughai MaVKn'. Wire. Lund Planter, S'nlt. <~*ht 5teel Cement. Wooden Ware. Ac. AK??nts for Ilotvfc's Improved Counter and Platform Scale?. The, Highest Marhet /Vice paid/or Ray*, Fi>tr*e*d Giiucny, Scrap Iron. d-c. Jy 1 2 Wheeling Window Glass Manii factory. [HAVK PUHCIIASKIl AND RKKITTKD TUB above Manufactory. ?t * heavy expenm*. and be ing now in *nrce*<?ful operation lam fully prepared r.i m.jke and fnrhlah Window flla^of any -i/e w?nt In ?inallty of Wheeling OIUnk i* not ?x pilled .S. G. ROBINSON*. 7"? Maiu *i.. aeptlS Whwlliijt. Vn.J RICK.?2u tierce pflm* UictNju.it received and f?\r iff *,?? i? \ vr ?*. n t<fr.?v t > 1 r,s?n \ y.