WHEELING* VA., SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 3,1862.
I'RtNTKD AND PIIBUSIIHH BV
CAB?^BELL & M'DERMOT,
2VT. E. comar of Quincy and Main-9tt.
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.
CASH A8SETTS, JULY 1, 1361,
LOSSES PAID, UPWARD OF
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
. AU A1NBT ALL OONTINQKNCIE8.
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.
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- |
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
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
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
R W. Hamnuto, Sec'y. Hsxat CaA*QLK, Prss't
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
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
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
COLTS PATENT FIREARMS MAN*F*G CO.,
my9-3m* Hartford, Conn.
THE PEOPLE'S BANK
Office No. 69 Main scrset, first door South of Bank o
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
J, C. Harbour, . , ;. ? | John Vockler,
J.T.Scott, Christian How,
Richard Carter. Lorenzo D-Walt,
'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.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE: Corner of Fourth end
Quincy streets, below the 1st Presbyterian Church.
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
mYTHBRE always may be found SUPERIOR CLO
Y Y THING; also makes to order, at the shortest
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,
, Wholeealeand Retail Deal.r1n
PAINTS, OILS.SASH, DOORS, LIME,
CEaENT, PIiABTKR PARIS, *C.
No, 75 Main. Street*
jy4 WHEELING, VA
Wholesale Dealer in
Forflgn and Domestic
Wines and Liquors,
Not. 65 A 57 Mais Street,
my7?ly WHEELING, TA |
J. A. METCALF, " I
COM MISSION MERCHANT AND
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
No. 50 Paxton*a Row, Main St.,
norlT Wheeling* Va.
JHU. 8. CARL1LK. :HA!C3fIBAL FORBES.
CARLILE & FORBES,
Attorneys At Law,
Practice in all the Courts of Ohio County, and the :
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
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
CLARK L.EAWI a F. MILLER
C. L. ZANE & CO.
Importer %nd Dealers in Foreign <? Domestic
Vines and Liquors,
Pure Catawba Wines*
Quixct Street, retweeh Mais k Market Sts.
KEEP constantly on hand Brandies, 8cotch and
Irish Whiskies, Jamaica Rums and Cordials,
Choice Old Bye and Bourbon Whiskies. sep27?ly
C. H. DINGEB,
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*
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
PRODUCE & COMMISSION
Bos. 52 and 54, Main St.,
,0Tl W fae?lln?,V?.
WhcUtaU < Retail DrvUr in
CARPETS RUGS, OIL CLOTHS
Walt Papti. Onrtaln Material!,
lAndUpholatery Ware oferery description
a hand and made to order. eep?. M
T. H. LOOAN & CO.
R. B. Depot, and wharf.
terms of- apvkktibimo.
J'ot.I-D.y^ 1 w
Kw Day*,. i 7?
. 3 60
One llonlh, 5 oo
TTirMMonO'V -10 00
0n? Year,? 2000
*?? 3J0 r***T*r
^Y^LAd0^,D00''1? ,h" *???? ?????
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
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
"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?
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
,. 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
(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
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
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
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." [
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.,
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
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.
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
Prints, Glngliams and De Lalnes,
Cottonades and Linen Cheeks,.
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
White Goods and Embroideries,
219 MARKET ST. ft 208 CHURCH ALLEY.
jocl j. mailt. ) Philadelphia*
mtXKY J. DAVIS, Jr
iltoxm.oiFToap.) , - | whaMn^
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.
76 do/, juit received nnd for sale bv
*P2 M. REILLY.
One Copy per Year,..,..T?- $1,00
" Six Monllu, 60
1MTIXUM.T m Aotakcs. -e*
The Weekly Intelligencer
Will contain thlrtjr-twv columns, mostly filled wit
ohoice and carefully prepared reading matter em
clng all anbjecte?thus mering It the largest and b
Dollar Newvpaper in ftfala eectio country.
A Card, to Merchants.
WK h.. March 2<th, 18as"
SAWS ,o which ie'ta^.SitgL.*'"1
'?? our ?"
??!? of the COL NTR Y TRA nK - f I!. :SCK ,b?
Mw.ilo, KXCI.USIVKI.V FOR r asi1^ Pl,rrh?i?K
'-?ffttily compel, ^rtih J??"J3J5& "'??> ?oo.
citv. nou.ee In Ihi, or oUl,r
CLl\?K^QT"n^',Sn^fnl^ '^''<> *5CKNT kr
other h?u.e. Onr^i^^CASlh ""T1 h* mn3r
crulU, for neKo(l?hl. n?ner ~..Si ' "HP*
rah2R-lm? ' ?'" ?Itimore. end 44 Oenn.n St..
. Baltimore. MJ.
Wholesale dry goods'
?SiSS.'SS. ?K2er ^ods,
we uame In part: "" low?t ?"h price?
English and American Pant ?*n<r
">*?> of which .re ..uutf.?*. S Sttlff3'
. ?=* * A**?!
'??y Stuff i. .. . . ?A*irrr.
Irtsli Linen*. Unclulwuka "Cnuh!JT nlf^ "J?*1 IiruW!1
HI**, o. lo. 11 Miiti rs?. D?m?iik. 4c . Ac
lMPOHTCrf^ axi, joM*M,
vM. p. ^ 238 Baltimore Sc..
I*. S?A Charle* St? Baltimore. M.1
WOOL COTTON. a""r,n,?? or J *P. COATS'
? ? - : mb31-?.ni4
Copperjinfi Sheet Iron Ware.
alio Cooking .ml Km"" ?"
Miter?. fbrwotttl or nil Stuv** of ?>'? b"<
???*3ssftp^;iri?? wiu?a? ?
ugeUeuhere K """ c?" I'efore pun b.^
H?eutipu. ?K l II'S?"1) periiounl
Wl. KNABE & CO'S
Gold Medal Pianos!
JESSE b. keiiob,
J 2 finnr 139 ????? Street.?
'OLE AGENTS FOR WHEELING V-V
.,?? and victmtv.
?f tone. elairficltl oftouch ?*??????? '
>een pronouueed un RI V*A LtED'tS? lia*?
j.n?l JK3SEB. MELI^JR,
- 139 Main street.
p. C. HILDRETH & BRO
fill, W,luWSAW BKUMsl"*' V*"
^.Xron, ?-???? *???? M.tche.
-HfitStee] Cenieot. wi w
l*Mi for Howi'i Im^j? oij? "d ?$?
UnKnJfsr^^m!^1" ,>U iJ^OT Rat't Flaztui
S. W. PRATHEH,
Cor. Monroe A Market dim
applied with the beat K.iSd.?t^K
-Sf SEtfE?^JsJwSS57S3SS to
oorll-tf _ _ 8. K. PaATmiI,
Wtaeellucr WUole.ale *?
1 n w*nti fact tiring the latent %&?oly
onierit.conMnuance .n^lo'L^Iw!?? ^
?f pwblfc patronage ?Har? k !?**? lncrm???
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^"
of ^ i'wold t^l-?.".0^" flrBt r*te Article
*"?? Wl7.Woodw.nl * Co.
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.'
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