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WHEELING* VA., SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 3,1862.
? NUMBER 233. I'RtNTKD AND PIIBUSIIHH BV CAB?^BELL & M'DERMOT, I.VTKLLIUKXCKK Bl'lLDlNOg, 2VT. E. comar of Quincy and Main-9tt. TKRMSs Daily,(by mail^pajraVle in adTsan.X^...^ ..$5,00 Bv the Week 10 Trl-Weekly, (per year,payable in advauce,). 3,00 Advertising done on reasonable term*. All advertisement* from a distance, or from transient customers, must be piid in advance. insurance. CASH A8SETTS, JULY 1, 1361, $1,020,703 20. LOSSES PAID, UPWARD OF *14,000,000. The preat public service, promptness ami reliabili ty of this well-tried and sterling Company, recom mend it to preference with throe needing Insurance. N. C. ARTHUR, Ag't. GIrani Fire & Marine Ins. Co. 1*11 (LADKLPH1 A. ai aud Surplus . .. . 4318,723 68 N, C. ARTUUR, Ag't. Pennsylvania Insurance Go. OP PITTSBURGH, PA. CtttVAL A .......$300,000 f IMIK above Companies havingappoiuted the under L signed their Ageut for Wheeling, aud vicinity, would respectfullysolicit the patronageof the public. S Aid Companies are well known to be first cIom offices. All lixwee promptly adjusted. N.C.ARTnUR, Agt. jsn3 Office over the Bank of Wheeling. TO ThuSE WHO "WISH TO BE INSURED . AU A1NBT ALL OONTINQKNCIE8. rpHBIHOUEIlfSVRANCBCOHPANT JL uf New York. 0*su CAFlTAL(e very dollar paid in) ..... $1,000,OOo 44 Contingent Puud(over(~.~.....^...^ 500,000 The largest Caah Capital for the amount of risk o ay offiedtn the United States. W. P. PETERSON, Agent. rilllEHVSVRANOECO.IOFTHE VAfc 1 LEY OF VIRGINIA. Cash Capital (paid in) $300,000 Much the largest Cash Capital of any office charter ed by this State. I Adr-Fire and Inland rialu taken on the moat rea- | ouable terms. bosses equitably adjusted and promptly paid by \V. F. PETERSON, Agt. '1U1K CONTINENTAL INSURANCE L COMPANY, of New York. Oisu Capital (paid In) $500,000 Cash Contingent Fund (over) 876,000 *n this office the assured participate in the profits without iucurringany risk. W. F. PETERSON, Agent. rlllC LYNCHBURG HOBS 4 FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. Gasa Capital ..... $100,000 W. P. PETERSON, Jr, Agent. &*~Over$2,600,000 of Cash Capital represented by his old and well established Ageucy, where every loss n the above office has baeu promptly paid in Wheel bit , before It was due by the teTmSUf the policy. W. F. PETERSON, i Office next door to the M. k M. B auk. Jy7/69?ly Mains t. ^betll I NSPRANCE . The Fire&Marine InsuranceCo. I OF WHEELING. INCORPORATED IN 1837. fTIAKES RISKS AT THE LOWEST RATES ON 1 Buildings of all kinds^Steaoiboats, Furnltureand Merchandise, and against all dangers attendlugthe Transportation of Goods ou rivers, seas, lakes, canals ad railroads. R W. Hamnuto, Sec'y. Hsxat CaA*QLK, Prss't DIRECTORS. J C Acbeson John Doulon, Rob*t Morrison R. Craugle, S.Brady, gam'lOtt. Dan'l Lamb, Rob't Patterson, , ^^-Applications for Insurance, will be promptly at ended to by the PreMideitt and Secretary. I Jan 28/63 Saddles, Harness,Trunks &c WHOLESALE A RETAIL. JS. SHEPPARD No. 131 Main Street, oorner m Union, will continue to keep on hand alargeand complete assortment of all artlclesin his line, consist dig of Ladles* and Gentlemen's Saddles, Fine A Coarse llarneas,Trunks, Valicos.Carpot Bags, Satchels,Col; lars, llames, Whips, *c. . I would respectfully call attention to my sJock, and trust by strict attention and promptness, to merit coutinnance of the public patronage All kinds of repairing promptly done, and in a pro permenner. J. B. SHEPPARD. sep'JO *50 131, Main Street CABSOiToir IIIAVR KSTABLTSItED A"X OZ>. OTIN'KRT in this city, on Lindsey street. N-Iaw the Gas Works* where I keep constantly im hand and for nale a good quality of Illuminating and Lubrioatlng oils. Also * icoodarticle of Axle Grease, for wagons or dray*. Doalers and others In want of any of the above articles will find It to their interest to give me a call before purchasing el re where. aug?3-ly JOHN COOK. Sayings Bank of Wheeling, Office, Hain-St., betwen Monroe and Union. Money received on transient deposit Interest paid on Special Deposits. Collections' promptly attended to. Kxchangeon the East bought and seld. TH0S. H. LI8T, President. SAM'LP niLDRETH.Treasurer. janl4.*6$. oax list. aosT. Moausost. w.b.looasi KOOBXKL1ST. B.DAVIS PORT. I LIST, MORRISON & CO., Wholeeole Grocers Ss, ProdnoeDealers JVo*. 70 and 80 Muin-St^ Vfhttliwg, Fa. W? desire to state to the friends of the late firm,' end to the trade generally, that we are In possession of the most ample facilities for the transaction of a Wholesale Grocery and Produce Rnsluess. We are determined to execute all ?rders entrusted to onr care with fidelity and promptness, and on the most favorable terms. Your ob't servants, LIST, MORRISON k CO. WheeRng, January Id. 1800. janT j OOL. SAM. COLT'S" REVOLVING FIRE ARMS Pistols, Rifles, Carbines & Shot Guns Patbxts or I860; 1866; 1867; 1868. r|1HE8B ARMS HAVE NO EQUALS IN QUALITY L and finish: fTe adopted by the Army and Navy oi the United States, and the principal government* o. Europe; are uniform In all their parte, are simple, safe, sure, servicable and can be had in one hundred % arietiee, as well as Cartridges of Powdsr, ball and shot, and all small parts for repairs, from all respect able gnu dealers, and the Hardware trade generaUy Address, Secretary COLTS PATENT FIREARMS MAN*F*G CO., my9-3m* Hartford, Conn. THE PEOPLE'S BANK OP WHEELING. Office No. 69 Main scrset, first door South of Bank o Wheeling. Discount days, Wednesdays, 10 A. M. ' I TRANSIENT AND SPECIAL DEPOSITS THANK 1 fully received. Interest paid on Special Deposits. Esrhangs on the EastInmght and sold. Collections, at home or from abroad, will receive prompt attention. MBB0T0M. J, C. Harbour, . , ;. ? | John Vockler, J.T.Scott, Christian How, Richard Carter. Lorenzo D-Walt, R. 'POYSI lovsf-r^?^ a Am.rl* A can and German Toys, for sale cheap, wholesale nd retail, by JOS. ORATES. No. 80 Monroe st. BUSINESS CARDB. Q ALF'D HUGHES, M. D. HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN OFFICE AND RESIDENCE: Corner of Fourth end Quincy streets, below the 1st Presbyterian Church. OFFICK HOURS. Morning,7 to 9; Noon, 1 to 3; Evening, 7 to 9. . J. BOON M'L U It K , ATTORNEY AT LAW, Offic& If. 9. Cob. Mosros k Fourth 8m. (Oppositethe Court House,) WHEELING, YA N- B^?Will' practice In the several Courts of this and the neighboring Counties. 49-Particular attention will be given to the col ectionof claims. nor20?ly A. M. ADAMS, wnoLE9A.tr and art ail CLOTHINGSTORE, mYTHBRE always may be found SUPERIOR CLO Y Y THING; also makes to order, at the shortest notice, All O arm enta belonging to Gentlemen No. 36, Water Street. Wheeling, Va, ' Agents for W. Bingham's Shirts and Stocks of every description. Also* for A. B. Howe's Excel* sier Sewing Machine. f aug20 *61-1y S. G. ROBINSON, MANUFACTURER OF WINDOW GLASS, , Wholeealeand Retail Deal.r1n PAINTS, OILS.SASH, DOORS, LIME, CEaENT, PIiABTKR PARIS, *C. No, 75 Main. Street* jy4 WHEELING, VA Wholesale Dealer in GROCERIES, Forflgn and Domestic Wines and Liquors, Not. 65 A 57 Mais Street, my7?ly WHEELING, TA | J. A. METCALF, " I COM MISSION MERCHANT AND MANUFACTURER'S AGENT roa the sale or Nails, Window Glass, Cincinnati Soap Iron, Flint Glassware, Lard Oill, Steel, Green Glassware, Lime, Springs, Printing Paper, Plaster Paris, Axles,' Wrapping Paper, Cement, Kosiu. Wooden Ware, Starch. Together with many articles of Pittsburgh and Wheeling mauulacture. No. 50 Paxton*a Row, Main St., norlT Wheeling* Va. JHU. 8. CARL1LK. :HA!C3fIBAL FORBES. CARLILE & FORBES, Attorneys At Law, WHEELING, VIRGINIA. Practice in all the Courts of Ohio County, and the : adjoining counties. Orrice on Fourth Street, No *&0>? ?ept3M? ALFRED CALDWELL. 0E0R0E E. B0TD. CALDWELL & BOYD, Attorneys at Law. No. GO Main Street* The Citizen's Deposit Bank OF WilXKUNb. ; BANK. OPEN FROM 9 O'CLOCK a. m^ until P. M. Discount days?Thursdays 10 o'clock A. ^?Mone) received on transient deposit. Interrxt paid on special deposits. 4Sf-Collect ions made and proceeds promply remitted DIRECTORS: Jaoob Berger, 2*5;Y??cet. . Jacob Hornbrook, G. W. Franaheim, Warreu Cooper, J. K. Botsford, Geo. K. Wheat, Chester D. Knox. J R Miller, Cashier. Alfred Caldwell, Prsrt [feb4?'601y1 ' CLARK L.EAWI a F. MILLER C. L. ZANE & CO. Importer %nd Dealers in Foreign <? Domestic Vines and Liquors, Manufacturers of Pure Catawba Wines* Quixct Street, retweeh Mais k Market Sts. WHEELING, YA KEEP constantly on hand Brandies, 8cotch and Irish Whiskies, Jamaica Rums and Cordials, Choice Old Bye and Bourbon Whiskies. sep27?ly C. H. DINGEB, DEALER IN Hats and. Caps, No. 140 Main Street* mhl8-ly WHEELING, TA. rm Ibe Highest Price in Cash, paid for all kinds of Fur-Hides, such as Mink, Fox Raccoon, Ac. E.Hayes <fc Co* MANUFACTURERS OF LI6HT CARRIAGES AND HARNESS LOCATION IN TUB ATHMWJM hSlJrS. Building,corner Market* John itrMti S^itetFeCurtom Hoa.e, Wlieelln*. Va. Alw.ji ? u hand Carriage. of inperlor workmanship, iinu y?d?cTgiTe?tta&ctIon. Alio,work bollt to ordero tlielatest styleeand nt<je? ImproYid patterne, at the loweet market rate,. *.W.?A*T0?. JOB* DOJOOSt. C. OOliaiT tpaytON.DOHLQK &0QLEBAY, Wholesalefiroccrs, PRODUCE & COMMISSION merchants. Bos. 52 and 54, Main St., ,0Tl W fae?lln?,V?. ~3~~d. HARBOUR. WhcUtaU < Retail DrvUr in CARPETS RUGS, OIL CLOTHS Walt Papti. Onrtaln Material!, lAndUpholatery Ware oferery description 143 M?lxaSferg|t. ?K.1? a.dUah<*an, a hand and made to order. eep?. M T. H. LOOAN & CO. WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, WHSBUNa, TA. R. B. Depot, and wharf. terms of- apvkktibimo. Tw?lti8oud l?s Ti.r? 12 J'ot.I-D.y^ 1 w Kw Day*,. i 7? n--B . 3 60 On. w4k,_. Two Wtfki,.. 4??0 One llonlh, 5 oo Mocths,? goo TTirMMonO'V -10 00 8UMontlu, woo 0n? Year,? 2000 *?? 3J0 r***T*r ^Y^LAd0^,D00''1? ,h" *???? ????? ^asnrssasass: ?Sgsas-'asr1-' How can the Hew State be Saved? A Conditional Consent by the Ltili. * ' l?tnre Phiposed. M,attors Intelligencer : ? had 'opposed no friend of the new fh? tC?" i 0r WouId 1Bes"0D the right of 'h? Jftfjtature to give its consent condi r?"l' y;hb?"??r he might view the cxcr. o? of that right at this lime, until I read Tbat^hTfn ? I0" pnp" of Monday.? That the fogy leaders would covertly start "ch^r* "toy?"0"'' bobgobUns, and Iflllir? ' to frlKhten weak-kneed legislators as they had dons weak-kneed delegates to the Convention, none of us and^nflDenf|Ul WheD * PRper 88 resPe"?blo and influential as yours intimates a doubt, it demands a seasonable and candid reply I propose to consider, 1st, the question LevUUt' a? 2d|. the cp'd'mcy of the time! ""?""?!/ that right at this ofSfhii0n ?,d,,ftr0Ucle 4 of the Constitution of the United States, reads thus: MNew ?ni ?i be adm'tted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall y the junction of one or more ??/?f?th ?V -?i StatC8' wi,ho?t the con ""' S the legislatures of the States con cerned, as well as of ihe Congress." The ordinance passed the 20th or August, by he people of the ,r7,ole State, niembled at WheeHnl'h'g^Cf''5CitJ in Conven'ion at Wheeling, by their delegates made the th'1'n.n. f'r Jed tbe boundaries, which P,, PLe.?u ihe proposed new State rati 18 408 for 7,?/, ?"ob?. by a vote of 18,408 for, and 781 against. This "ordi !ruulPrr.tVd r? Prere1u'8"?s, supple mental to the before mentioned clause of the Federal Constitution, except that the nf^i, "v'00 and the T?te of the peo ple thereon, should be laid before tbe Legis lature'at the time its consent was asked in conformity to the Federal Constitution.' tutTnn ! [," qU05Pd cUuse ofthi" Consti tution is all we have to look to. What then is the meaning of this clanse In rela t'?n *? erecting new states out of old ones ? At the time the Federal Constitution was IlTrn V- ' VnL01} Con8i5,<'d of thirteen states, Virginia being tbe oldest. Each of 2d it8 3tate-goverument, its boundaries defined, and each to be entitled to two Senators in the U. S. Senate ; and Congress was clothed with tbe power of ?' "ct'n? state for representatives to the United States House of Representa tives, and apportioning the same. It was manifest that tbe rights of tbe Federal Government require that no more new states should be erected out of the original thirteen without tbe consent of Congress. Hence to this body, as tbe faithful guardian of tbe rights of all the states, was confided tbe power to give or withold its consent to tne formation of any new state out of old USJh8s th? perfect right to give or withold its consent; to give it absolutely or conditionally as tbe peculiar circumstances or merits of each case, and what in its judgment the best interests of all who are under its guardian care, should require.? To^deny this body the right to annex a con dition to its consent which tbe true inter ests of all require, would be inconsistent with the general terms used in tbe clause and the duties devolved thereby on that body. Tbe same is true in regard to the State Legislature, within tbe boundaries of the Mate proposed to be changed. The same -vord ??consent," in the clause, is applied to both the State and Federal Legislatures.? The State Legislaturo is the guardian orthe entire State. It should give, withhold or modify Its consent, just as the best inter ests of tbe Whole State should seem in each case to require. To restrict the State Leg lslature in the exercise or"U3discretion to a simple absolute giving or withholding of its consent, would therefore do violence to the generat terms used, and be incompati ble with tbe faithful exercise of tbe powers granted and the high duties to bp perform* This brings us to tbe 2nd question Will the case West Virginia presents to the Legislature, justify its giviag the condi lional consent as proposed 7 It seems,to me very clear Jhat it does ; because survey ing irom its high position the whole State, it muit come to the conclusion that tbe new State merits, and is justly entitled to. all she asks, and that the East has no claim whatever to drag her down into tbe gulf of bankruptcy and ruin, Its own treason and wickedness has voluntarily and against ev ery warning voluntarily dug fop itself. To deny it would surpass ihe inhumanity of that custom which binds indiasolubly the living Hindoo widow to the loathsome and putrid corpse ot her deceased husband, to languish and die. The figure is not too strong. ' " ' *?- ' I strong. i "But," say my friends, there is a more formal and better looking eoune to phr sue, which will as well or better secure the new State." I deny it, and defy any one to point out an/ other course, that can possibly seonre succfaf. As for the form or looks| these all sensible inen disregard in times like the present," if the tub,lance ? ..-v- tU inc. *uuMfance can ic sccurtd. That substance with tbe people of West Virginia Is the new State; and with Congress it wilt be a mathematical certainty that slavery shall at some future day become extinct in West Virginia. Con gress, surrounded as It bas been: during the past year with itartling ttcta and stern realities, will not heed! the /oniTor modein which the mattfepatical'certalnty is produced,?whether inserted absolutely -in the Constitution, or secured as IIr. n.a..n... J L 'J.J .i /.It i: V?. A ? J -tn me uonsuiauon, or secarea. as J Battelle proposed, by submitting "bya sep arate poll to the people (which it was the wisest and best way to" have done,) only the Legislature and Congress making their consent to depend on the people ratifying the clause afterwards. 1 say the only thine SS?W"W,? Iook ?' -?? be the fact that ' Muttieaalual certainty it then But my friend thinks if onr special com wlJh th.? 'he Constitution as it is with the mere absolute consent of the -"? on* band ?nd the informal q?'?* portion Of our people on the free State question in tne other, and present them ,o Congress, it will consent nh ad mit. Never I For this reason; the mathe matical certainty is wanting, and the natural infereooe to be drawn from tin* facta would be, either tb? the propie fhe oolZnat ih ?< ?lae the^ did not hive P?*er. and aP'nt to obtain it against he scheming and management of their been hefn' *!? ^ h" ?????? lion ?? i th? peopIe- ,he Conven all th. ?Ur ?Wn Wislature, and all the progress the people hava .to-?d 'he mathematical "r tainty is the informal vote ? This is the W&'i beJ00ked " * Congress'? With such a show, can any one hope that whileresLnt^0n8re8S (,rhich ,Ta? elected "A"? standing on the Chicago platform and becauee they stood there,) will consent t?'V56 00 'be journal a consent to make two slave States out of one-fonr slave Senators in pl.ee of two-end record a cuttinteni|t0ilf,l!t,f7 aDy 0ther "lare State fiVii . nto ,eo (instead of two) slave States and thereby increasing its slave power in the Senate ten fold. When dowd I1"-*"?* ab0Dl wha< ?* going to lheJ,wi? remind us of what we are. They will point us to Deln ware which during the last forty years has bad a less remnant of slavery than we i A]?l'? to the power that controls it? legislature and abortive attempt by that wihter Th 'm8raduai extinction last Bhv?, ; r W,'" P?int ,0 Salisbury and Bayard, as samples of the Senator*; and to the present Senators of Virginia elected no?ejT rT ?Ur pe?ple- Beeide8 is 'o be sup. Van W^lri moment, that Messrs. Hall and van Winkle of the present commission ? ?ro-opposed to a new Sute ia ? form for the present nt Ie?st, will ever make such a presentation? And what wiMinf arnd M?n 5nd Caldwell?however ment? Nothing^ d? 'n SUCh a Predic But I need not pursue this further. It is not only morally but mathematically ihAhT will reject. What I,?' J1 hJ 'h_e Convention will have to members are uothtng^ore?fr^m'so to?C0? ttfttKHateass go before the people, which wl)I take nn Th. .r?? . 1? 0081 thousands more Then the Legislature will have to be con H? ii ?" the Part'es must consent to ^ which Wi" ,ak? another M *Dn COat 'bousands more, and by this time Congress will certainly have ad loiirned not to meet again till the first Monday of December neiL The same day the new Legislature will convene, with representative from nearly all the m "re E:,Bt- Tbis Legisla! are will nt once repeal and revoke the Wh8"' Ki'en^by the present Legislature What then? Why our fogy leaders wil proceed in triumph to Richmond, carrviug poor crushed and ruined Western Virginia ?3 the trophy of their labor, expecting to receive the benediction from counterfeit ind secti0"- of "weH done good ?nd faithful servants," ic. This is no uslr m't't "J8 tb? reaIity that awaits us if we take that conrse. But if we can fnd Irf c.on?eat of Congress to the division and admission, at its pruent session, sub ra?t!f li iCOadition ""at the people shall ratify theclauseafterwards?the whole sub lect is at once placed beyond the reach of Da?t^" h endi7 lesi?lature, because another party has become interested. But mv friends say, it will be improper for the leg islature to take the initiatory step by giv nrSLi!? ^?uS'Dt' soyect 'o the condition proposed, because that body has no power to add to the instrument. I aver that the people have the unjustifiable right to ap. thin.*?' body ot mtn, or individuals they choose to be their draftsmen. The wish and approval of the people is the only or'the'LeVw0.?'" TiU'Lty- Tl,e """"hers . the Legislature now know what the de sire of the people is, and that it is the wish of nine-tenths to hare the clause inserted Congress doe* not know this fact, and if the Legislature Immediately representing their people shall take the initiatory step, Con gress will at once follow. And to say that ongrcss will be improperly dictatorv bv so doing, m thus securing that "mathemnt wSr Sfr^n 17 Which can alonB justify and which will go on the journal with its con tents is too absurd to merit notice. The consentof neither Legislature nor Congress us rip3 ? i*hn 1 |U ^' ,he P.e?P,e' 'he life giving party, shall have ratified. Xor does the Legislature or Congress make any addition to the Constitution, though either would be competent to do so if properly author ued by the people. These simply give a consent, which they have the right to give, or withhold, at dis cretion, upon the condition that the neo & V Je.?',elre3/ba,l mike a cer^'n speci fied addition afterwards, which nine-tenths of the* very people have alreadv declared they desire to have added. " I fear I have already extended my re mark, too far. I hope I have madi my self intelligible to all minds. 'My heart, yea; my whole being is .filled with the im portance and magnitude of the suject. as relates to the present ahji future of West Virginia, and if ber loyal people, through n into thi ?ntf f"P'-r-t|!'a'd h??,et ber sink iutb the galfof raio her enemies haTe open- i ***?:. toplungeh&v1 ?hall ff 2e consolation of having used my fee ble eflteu ?oa^ j WtfteofrU should lnitraet in every county, and if need be, com. up td Wheeling' in grind mass meet! jJng, and thunder at the doom of the Caoi tal. Respectfully, O. Parkeb. ,. P. S.?I need not remind tny fellow-clti mm that every argument used by the focy leaders, tjie past winter, on this questfon, h Mb een rtfutedbyactval facte. They con tended that the Government at Washing ISnnM*!'h ? lhal.|he qnes'lon of slavery should be tg*ortd hy the Convention. The Message of the President, the 6th of March, and action of Congress upon it, proved the exact reverses to have beeu true. They contended that a majority of onr loyal peo ple desired the question to be ignored, and that it wa? unsafe to trust the people with both propositions to be false, What confl de?0yf? Pnt ?n the jadgmwt or hon esty-of inch men? One thing more, be sure to make every candidate for any office at the May eleo tion drfint bio position on the new and Ireo state question, aud have that definition in writing before yoo give him your vote.? By this means we shall secure for our Cht. | Alleghany people a new and free State rep resentation in tbe Legislature that convenes the 4th of December neit, ami in the exec utive department also ; by this means too, we shall unmask counterfeits and teach them that there is to be no more false pre tenses, or sailing under false colors in Western Virginia, and that tbe sentiments of every loyal citizen is what. Homer as cribed to one of his heroes, viz : "Who durw think one thing anil another toll. My tout deteiu him afl the gate* of Hell.1' Nominating Convention at Clarks burg, (ITrotn tbe National Telegraph ] According to previous announcement tbe Union Convention for the State of Virginia assembled in Clarksburg on Wednesday last, 30th ult. Upon motion of Samnei Walker, Esq., Gen. Tbomas Cather, of Taylor, was called to the Chair, and K. S. Nortbcott appointed Secretary. The Chair man in a.few well-timed temarks explain ed that the object of the Convention was to nominate candidates for State offices at tbe coming election on tbe 4th Thursday in this month, (May.) Samuel Walker, Esq., then offered the following preamble and resolutions : Wiiks^as, We bave learned that the loyal people of Virginia iu various portions ot the State from which we have received intelligence have expressed a preference that our present talented and patriotic in cumbent of tbe Gubernatorial Cbair, shall i be re-elected, therefore be it Iltiolved, That we being willing to co operate cordially with the other loyal citi zens of our State, do, therefore, nominate P. H. Peirpoint as our candidate for Gov ernor at the election on the 4th Thursday in next month, (May.) and heartily recom mend him as being eminently worthy of the support ot the loyal citizens of Vir ginia. Ruolvtd, That we also nominate Daniel Polsley for Lieut. Governor and Gen. Jus. S. Wheat for Attorney General and recom mend their election Upon motion of'Thos. L. Moore, Esq., tbe preamble and resolutions were adopted without a dissenting voice. Appropriate addresses were made by Thos. L. Moore, Esq., of Harrison county, J. O. Pleming, Esq. and Dr. Ellis, of Taylor. All of the speakers spoke in the highest terms of eu logy of Gov. Peirpoint's patriotism and of tbe abla and efficient manlier in which he had administered the restored govern ment of Virginia. Upon motion of Thos. L. Moore, Esq.f the followi ng resolution was adopted: Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the National Tele graph, and that all the loyal papers of1 Vir ginia be requested to copy them. The Convention then adjourned nine die. Thomas Gather, Ch'n. R. S. N'obthcott, Sec'y. Xotb BV THn Editok.?There was quite a number of delegates present from other conntieB. Harrison county w.is well rep resented. All persons present were re quested by a vote of the Convention to act as delegates. There was perfect unanimi ty?not a dissenting voice being heard up on a motion or question that was brought before the Convention. Gen Cather, the Chairman, delivered quite Bn appropriate address, speaking in glowing terms of Gov. Peirpoint, Lieut. Gov. Felsley and Geo. Wheat, the nominees. Ilnrper'i Ferry as It now Is. Mr. Page, tho talented editor of the Cleveland Leader has recently returned from Fortress Monroe. He thus speaks of Harper's Ferry as he saw it on his way homeward: Coming to-day via Harper's Ferry, we saw tbe full effect of war's desolation at that famous place. The government build ings, ouce stately aud alive with industry, are now a mass of ruius, the streets are filled with tbe rubbish from the burned and fallen houses, tbe splendid bridge is no more, private houses are burned down, sacked or turned into stable3 lor the hor ses, and not a sign of business life or en ergy can be seen except that incident to the transfer of passengers and freight be tween the eastern and western shores of tbe Potomac. Tbe-engine house, where John Drown attempted to. hold the United States at bay, is still standing. It is a plain. brown stractoue, with two double doors upon one side opening to the larger room, iu which are coofined about a dozen secession prisoners. One end of the buildiug is used as a blacksmith's shop. It is a significant coincidence, this holding rebel prisoners in tbe very room in which Brown's infatuated but heroic band bid defiance to tbe whole pro-slavery world, and it may be tbat in that gang of ill clothed rebels are some who shouted and jeered at the banging of the martyr of their prison bouse. The brick walls still show the marks of. the ballets which were fired at Brown and his men, and a freshly filled bole shows where the, aperture was made Dy the marines to get at the inside.? By the way, the Major Russell whose hos pitality we enjoyed nt Yorktowii was in [command of the U.'S. Murines when they came here "in 1859 to capture the handful of men whom Gov. Wise apd all .Virginia did not dare to arrest. The bridge having been destroyed by tbe rebels, and the subsequent temporary structure carried away by tbe freshet, tbe passengers cross in a primitive style. A cable it stretched across the river. The passengers crowd upon a flat boat or scow as thickly as they can stand. Half a dozen laborers then pull the ferry across by tbe "band over hand" .process upon the big cable, and in the course of. half an hbuFldhd you upon the opposite shore. A contemplation of'tbejgrand scenery ground, and especially of the rapid current under neath,and tbe possible consequences shbnld these chaps lose their holdand.seud.ui drift ing helplessly down into the boiling, roar ing rapids below, serve to keep one fully oc ?copied during the passage. The bridge* is being rapidly rebuilt. The huge, beetling crags tvhiuh here fortn the eastern bank of the Potomac, are fearfully . suggestive of some future time wheh they shall bo loosened and come crashing to the foot of the oliff, shaking lie very earth with their fall and crushing into indistinguishable wreck whatever may stand in their way. But as'the "oldest inhabitant" Has seen no change in their threatening position, bo the ?'last man" may stand upon the riv er's brink and look up to the same grim roof. Away up in a niche in the bluff where it seems absolutely impossible for a human foot ever to hnvp tnwl. some of the "wuiUilU" of tlie fwleral army sta tioned here have placed "John Brown'a monument." From the town it is plainly visible, as a simple pedestal and shaft, overlooking the scene of its subject's ex ploit* As we leave, u company of soldiers passing the engine house are uhautinj; the John Brown song: "John Tlrown's body lies mouldering in the grave." [ etc. AUrching to Rlchmoud. "Bould Soldier" the vivaciouH Potomac correspondent of the Buffalo Kxpress thus narrates the trials and fatigues of a march under a hot sun: No person hut one who lias been a sol dier, can fully understand the joy with which tho order to rest for dinner is re ceived. You set oat at sunrise, and have marched perhaps six hours- During this time you have made, at the most, three rests, each of ten minutes duration.? You are twelve or thirteen miles distant from tho startling point You havo car ried a load, weighing at the very l<>we.-t estimate twenty-five pounds. Tho day has been warm and the roads dusty.? The sun is at the zenith, and its language plainly is, "holt, or I'll melt you." The men nrebogininf; to struggle. Kvery few yards a man falls out, sits down by the road side, and looks at his officers as though to say, "If you can stand it go ahead, but you need not order me to no on for I shnnt do if. Yon can shoot me if you like, but I don't move unother step. If the Gen. thinks we can stand this as long as can his horse, why let him think so and go on, and fight the battles alnm>. I'm "played out" and am going to have my little rest." This is the plain lan guage of the look 1 have seen an hundred times. Perhaps word is sent to tho front that it is impossible to keep tlie men from falling out, and straggling: but still the column presses on. You begin to think of falling out, but your ambition throws the thought aside, and you struggle on. You aro growing desperate; the knapsacV straps cut your shoulders, and compress es your chest; great beads of sweat start from the pores and mingle most lovingly with tbc accumulating dust. Perhaps too, you have commenced to chafe, aud your feet to 'blister. You are thirsty, nnd your parched throat would even welcome the water from the ditch. Your head drops forward, and you stag ger on, as I have seen tlie pedestrian in the ninety-ninth hour, heeding nothing; alike unconscious to the loveliness of the valley, or the wild beauty of tho high - lands. If any less fatigued than your self would cheer you, you seem to "hear them not, or respond with a look, of des pair. You plod on,?drag yourself along,?place one foot before the other as though tlie next step would be your last. At this moment perhaps, the head of the column turns off from the dusty road into the green fields and you know the "rest for dinner" is at hand. You will remem ber the dropping of your knapsack so long as you live. An oasis in the desert, ? a spring by the wayside, is the "rest for '; dinner" in the days of march. Have I 1 j overdrawn the picture? Have 1 laid on |; tho colors too heavily? Is the "sunshine" j' too much obscured? It is not. Yester- j' day I saw the looks of despair, h?.w men (' fall out by the roadside, aud they could have hardly gone on had the penalty for falling out been death. I saw men drink the yellow water from the ditches, and 1 Baw the knapsacks dropped as though they had been hot coals. - DEVBIES, STEPHENS & CO., WHOlHMJt DEALERS IH ? : Foreign & Domestic Dry Goods, No. SIS Raltimore St., BALTIMORE, DID, WE nra now receiving onr Urge nnd care fully *e lectnd Stock ol Foreign >nd Domestic Dry Goods, purchased for Canli, lor tlie Spring nnd Sum mer Trade, coin'trislnjf ev?-ry variety ot Dre* Good*, ot flue and medium qualities of beantiful sty lee, of the most recent printing nod importation. CLOTHS. CASSIMRllfcS, SATIN ETTS, VEST INviS. Also n general assortment of nil kind* of Dry Good*. In addition te onr stock of Dry Goods, we have an extensivo -\OTIQN DEPARTMENT, which em braces every vnriety of Goods nnuully kept by tlie large?t Notion House*. To *11 of * hlch we invite the attention of purchaser*. We will *ell our stock nt ns low pricts aa tlie same goods can be had In any of the Northern or Eastern markets. mhSl-3ra* DEVRTKS. STEPHENS ft CO. Spring, 1862. SIMPSOX, WLLSON & BOYD, No. lO, Monroe St.. . ^ Bthcecn JIain Wafert Whetlijuj, Va. A HE now offering at Wholesale a LARGE ft AT TRACTIVE assortment ot '3 Prints, Glngliams and De Lalnes, DRESS GOODS, Cottonades and Linen Cheeks,. JEANS,- TWKKDS, AND OTHER PANT STUFF, >.1 .. TOOETim WITH A FULL LOR OF '' '. Notions, Hosiery A Small "Wittes, 8BMJCTBD WITH HPKC1AL REGARD TO TIIE T1?ADE OP THIS SECTION. . mb26 JOEL J. BAIIiY & CO. IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF ' Hosiery, Gloves, FANCY goods, White Goods and Embroideries, 219 MARKET ST. ft 208 CHURCH ALLEY. jocl j. mailt. ) Philadelphia* mtXKY J. DAVIS, Jr iltoxm.oiFToap.) , - | whaMn^ SPRING GOODS! WHQLESALEand RETAIL. HARPER & BRO. ARE now in recw'i'it of >n IMMENSE New-Stock of .HATS ft GAPS, lor the Spring and* Botntoir trade, to which the nttention of the publio is invited. Oar stock In foil and complete 'in every department, nsjo ityUs, qa^UUes and prices. LOVkSViiiLE LIME.?-100 bbls frenh burnt Louisville Lime recei.edby! ? i :.i nihT P. C. HILDRETH ft BRO. PAINTED BUCKETs. 76 do/, juit received nnd for sale bv *P2 M. REILLY. TB&M&Or WEEKLY. One Copy per Year,..,..T?- $1,00 " Six Monllu, 60 1MTIXUM.T m Aotakcs. -e* The Weekly Intelligencer Will contain thlrtjr-twv columns, mostly filled wit ohoice and carefully prepared reading matter em clng all anbjecte?thus mering It the largest and b Dollar Newvpaper in ftfala eectio country. A Card, to Merchants. WK h.. March 2<th, 18as" SAWS ,o which ie'ta^.SitgL.*'"1 '?? our ?" ??!? of the COL NTR Y TRA nK - f I!. :SCK ,b? Mw.ilo, KXCI.USIVKI.V FOR r asi1^ Pl,rrh?i?K '-?ffttily compel, ^rtih J??"J3J5& "'??> ?oo. citv. nou.ee In Ihi, or oUl,r We ? CLl\?K^QT"n^',Sn^fnl^ '^''<> *5CKNT kr other h?u.e. Onr^i^^CASlh ""T1 h* mn3r crulU, for neKo(l?hl. n?ner ~..Si ' "HP* rah2R-lm? ' ?'" ?Itimore. end 44 Oenn.n St.. . Baltimore. MJ. Wholesale dry goods' fesSrl" ?SiSS.'SS. ?K2er ^ods, we uame In part: "" low?t ?"h price? English and American Pant ?*n<r ">*?> of which .re ..uutf.?*. S Sttlff3' . ?=* * A**?! '??y Stuff i. .. . . ?A*irrr. S^^TSSnSSlR Irtsli Linen*. Unclulwuka "Cnuh!JT nlf^ "J?*1 IiruW!1 HI**, o. lo. 11 Miiti rs?. D?m?iik. 4c . Ac "ry lMPOHTCrf^ axi, joM*M, vM. p. ^ 238 Baltimore Sc.. I*. S?A Charle* St? Baltimore. M.1 WOOL COTTON. a""r,n,?? or J *P. COATS' ? ? - : mb31-?.ni4 Copperjinfi Sheet Iron Ware. TO THEPUBLIO! [|Ss:5a=""!S fi&s^S&Ssv31^^ alio Cooking .ml Km"" ?" Miter?. fbrwotttl or nil Stuv** of ?>'? b"< ???*3ssftp^;iri?? wiu?a? ? ugeUeuhere K """ c?" I'efore pun b.^ H?eutipu. ?K l II'S?"1) periiounl WheeHnjc. V*. Wl. KNABE & CO'S Gold Medal Pianos! JESSE b. keiiob, J 2 finnr 139 ????? Street.? 'OLE AGENTS FOR WHEELING V-V .,?? and victmtv. ?f tone. elairficltl oftouch ?*??????? ' >een pronouueed un RI V*A LtED'tS? lia*? j.n?l JK3SEB. MELI^JR, - 139 Main street. p. C. HILDRETH & BRO S3Mtt,?st,eet, fill, W,luWSAW BKUMsl"*' V*" SS.SB ^.Xron, ?-???? *???? M.tche. -HfitStee] Cenieot. wi w l*Mi for Howi'i Im^j? oij? "d ?$? UnKnJfsr^^m!^1" ,>U iJ^OT Rat't Flaztui iiats&O aps" S. W. PRATHEH, Cor. Monroe A Market dim ^StfS&StAtJiSS*'" J5iS?SS& applied with the beat K.iSd.?t^K -Sf SEtfE?^JsJwSS57S3SS to oorll-tf _ _ 8. K. PaATmiI, Wtaeellucr WUole.ale *? SHOE MANUFACTORY 1 n w*nti fact tiring the latent %&?oly onierit.conMnuance .n^lo'L^Iw!?? ^ ?f pwblfc patronage ?Har? k !?**? lncrm??? lla.fil..^i Pir e Proof Salamander Sales J. A. METCALF So. SO M.li, 8t.f ' WKKT FOR Tn* SALE or BDRKB * BARNES CELKBHATkD hrk * BDROLAR PR^" SAFES. ?F^?=wSS-S?S of ^ i'wold t^l-?.".0^" flrBt r*te Article *"?? Wl7.Woodw.nl * Co. ? Sp^t^,0 ?-'flwaBMr* Riiikali 4 Bweariajcen. i . fMhl I^nghlina A BmlifleliL | foM - __ *??? Street. JAMES H. BAKER?=~ (roKcmr oi luu. uohim.) * - So. 49 ? 51 Malaitr**t. * the JOHN ,q> CHANDLER, Attorney at Law. eP~0PPiC8'o?er Bitiktir Wheellnf.' deeW-lj 1 '"E IIALLECK Itir . ^ ~p - 1 ont, ., [ftb:s) ^HPErIb1^"