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Decoted to praotioal Information, gome Reves, Pure politios. and tbe Development of West tyi^inia's Resources
WHOLE NO. 1757
iminate John Howard, of
Wheeling, for Congress.
Sfarch for Democratic Principles
Shows n Wlile Split.
We did not try to prevent
We did not get in their
?y! After their "old time"
itliods they held a convention
d made one man happy and a
i of others sad. Wearespeak
t of the Democratic conven
n held here last Tuesday,
lere is no denying the fact that
j towb was pretty well-'loaded"
th Democrats aud a large num
r of them were heavily loaded
th something else. Some called
'bottled enthusiasm."
The delegates began to arrive
Monday and at midnight the
leeling and Marshall county
egations came in a body,
ey had spent three hours in
afton waiting for a train, and
Grafton is a saloon town a
ge number of delegates im
>ved the time and were awfully
my by the time they reached
Che following morning re
aled the fact that most of the I
egates had arrived and the |
snds of the respective candi
es began to hustle. Howard,
Wheeling, appeared to be I
| favorite, but there were a
id7 to make a desperate effort,
Ivided it was the will of their I
fhe letter written by Mr. Pen
ton to the Register last week I
1, however, made the situation
omplicated one, and while he ]
11 said that be was not a can
ate, there were many who
lught that he would be put be
e the convention and nomi
:ed. The convention was called
j order at 11 o'clock by Mr.
&nk Jepson and Dr. Douglas
Forrest made the opening
Ir. W. E. R. Byrne was made |
iporary chairman and H. V.
:el, of the Wheeling Register,
porary Secretary. After the I
omary committees had been
ointfed the convention took a |
ss until 1:30 o'clock.
ie delegates entered the court
se promptly, only those hold
tickets being allowed to pass
door, which was guarded by
J. Crummit and M. S. bon-1
The temporary organiza
was made the permanent
and all the committees re-1
ted except the one on resolu
s and,as was anticipated, they
?e having a stormy time, and
over two hours,while nothing
before the house, there was a |
ae of confusion and disorder,
iy of the delegates refresh
themselves from the "bottled
lusinsm" which was brought
the convention and imbibed
ily and unblushingly in full |
p of a few temperance Demo
s who had to ''grin and bear |
Col. Arnett, of Wheeling,
called on to speak, but his I
ch was too flattering to the |
. Senate to suit Hon. John J.
s. who came in response to a
ral call and gave Mr. Arnett a
>pering"that made him smart
he did not reply. Short |
:hes were made by Col. Ben
an and Congressman Pendle
In the mean time the ab
eommittee had been threat
with all kinds of vengance
elaying the work of the con
on, but at last they came
from a jury room and Mr.
Brannoc, the chairman, read
report. E. G. Smith, Esq.,
larksburg, brought forward
lority report which he de
fended with marked ability and
eloquence, stating that the com
mittee acknowledged the truth
of his resolution, but they had not
the courage to report it. A wild
time followed and several fiery
speeches were made. The in
domitable Deputy Marshal, Tom
Eornor, although not a delegate
fflirly " raised the roof denounc
ing the democratic Senators.
The majority report was finally
adopted and it was getting late
when the chairman announced
the resul t. ?>'
The platform having been
adopted at last, after the whole
afternoon had oeen wasted in
wrangling, nominations were in
order. The nominating speeches
were limited to five minutes and
two and a half minutes for sec
The roll of counties was called.
Brooke gave away to Ohio, and
Colonel Arnett, who had decided
not to enter the race, arose to
nominate John A. Howard,which
he did gracefully, and at his con
clusion there were tremendous
cheers for Howard.
Mr. Byrne, for Braxton coun
ty, nominated James B. Fowler,
of that county, whose name was
also cheered.
U. Lee Wolfe, of Harrison,
nominated Winfield Scott, of Har
Mr. Brannon, of Lewis, an
nounced the withdrawal of Mr.
Lewis and seconded Mr. Howard's
Mr. Foster, of Lewis, seconded
Fowler's nomination.
William Lorentz, of Marshall,
Gallaher, of that county, and
Capt. Delaplain seconded the
The result of the ballot was as
follows: Howard 55, Fowler 88,
Scott 25, Gallaher 42, Pendleton
18, McEldowney 12.
As will be seen some of the
above had not been placed in
A second ballot was ordered.
A friend of Mr. Fowler withdrew
his name and thanked the con
vention for the honor that had
been conferred upon him.
Mr. Fowler's vote was third
and was decidedly complimentry
to that gentleman. Then the
handsome face of Joe Gallaher,
of Marshall, appeared and some
one yelled ''let 'er no Gallaher,"
but Joe was there to express his
appreciation of the honor already
done him and then gracefully
The second ballot began amid
some excitement. The withdraw
al of Gallaher and Fowler reliev
ed the tension and many specula
tions were indulged in as to where
their strength would go.
It was thought there was a
possibility for the Pendleton
movement. Brooke county plunk
ed her eight votes to Howard,
and Hancock followed with an
other plunker. Gilmer gave him
two. He gained several votes
in Lewis and seven in Marshall.
Marshall started a boom for
our own Col. Ben Wilson with six
votes for him. Wetzel went as
she did befure. Braxton (Fowl
er's own county) assisted the
Pendleton move with ten votes
and Rave six to Howard. Ohio
county gave Howard 41} this
time and helped the Pendleton
business with eight. Tyler di
vided between Scott and Pendle
Howard now had 84 votes.
Doddridge helped Pendleton with
14 votes. Harrison increased
her Howard vote to 10, which
gave him within four of the nomi
Gilmer county changed and
gave her four votes to Howafdi
which nominated him.
His friends went wild for a
while, and in a short time the
nomination was made unanimous.
M. F. Snyder a lawyer of West
Union, made a vigorous speech
in defense of his resolution de
nouncing the Senate bill and
when the vote was taken it was
i generally thought that it carried
but the chair ruled that it was
lost am id a number of protests.
The Register correspondent de
scribing the convention at thin
I point says : "The scene was one
of wild disorder, almost unpar
alleled in the history of political
conventions in the First Con
gressional district. Twenty dele
gates went on their feet at one
time, vainly clamoring for recog
nition from the chair, and with
the other delegates trying to cry
them down. The spectators stood
in the aisles and encroached upon
the space reserved for the dele
Mr. Ira G'. Post was practical
ly ignored when he offered
his time honored "free coinage
plank." It was the first time in
the history of conventions in this
county that a delegate was not
allowed to present a resolutions.
Mr. Post, however, was a farmer
and not in the ring, so he had to
get out when the whip was
Mr. W. Scott has cause to be
righteously indignant and the
manner in which he was treated
in this as in the county conven
tion, will not materially help the
Democracy in the coming con
test. Mr. Scott has spent his
life working for the Democratic
party without reward, honors or
thanks, and to be denied the com
pliment of a full and cordial ex
pression from his own county
was base ingratitude.
In the Harrison county delega
tion there was a sharp contest be
tween Mr. Wolfe and E.U. Smith,
Esq., for the position of honor,
viz: a place on the committee on
resolutions. A vote by roll call
gave the position to Mr. Smith by
a handsome majority. In this
position Mr. Smith's original and
versatile mind fortified him for
the prominent part he was to play
in this connection and while he
did not get his minority report
through, his hand can easily be
traced in main features of tne ma
jority report.
+ *
Lawyer Snyder and Deputy
Marshal Thomas Hornor were
two men that the mob tried to
call down but they would not
kmong the brilliant young
men who were in attendance we
noticed Mr. Frank "W. Clark, a
graduate of the \V. Va. Univer
sity and a former room-mate of
the editor of this paper, and Mr.
Lon H. Kelley who, as a student
at Lexington, carried off the 1100
literary prize. Mr. Clark is now
a student at Harvard, taking a
poqt graduate course, and Mr.
Kelley is a lawyer at Sutton;
they are both very intellectual
and but for their politics?to bad!
to bad!
Serg. V. L. Highland, Vice
President of the Clarksburg Re
publican club, being musical di
rector of the First Regiment
band, occupied a prominent po
sition among the "Dems." High
land is right at home as a mu
sician, but he isn't natural in a
Democratic convention. The
band furnished excellent music
and were highly complimented.
Among the newspaper men
present we observed the following
well knowngentlemeu: C Y Byrne
Braxton Democrat; Bilas P Smith,
West Union Record; J D Shaw,
Moundsvilie Echo: J H Edwards,
Weston Times; R H Harrison, Wes
lonDemocrat;S ECurtisrftJ?.Hand/e
News; R L Bland, editor and law
yer. and O Randolph, Salem Head
The readers of the Teleguam
will be interested in the man
whom the Democracy of the first
district have selected as Capt.
Dovener's victim, and a little
sketch of his career may not be
out of place here.
John A. Howard, the Demo
cratic nominee for Congress, is
the present prosecuting attorney
of Ohio county. He has cer'Ainly
had a fortunate career. Origi
nally a glassworker, employed in
South Wheeling, ho became sec
ratary of the American Flint
Glass Workers' Union, and while
holding that position he began
the study of law. Subsequently
he was appointed private secre
tary to Gov. K. W. Wilson, re
maining throughout his term.
When he left that office he began
thapractice of law in Wheeling,
and was in partnership with Hon.
J. B. Sommerville when he de
feated Hon L. S. Jordan for the
Democratic nomination for prose
cuting attorney, and was elected
to the office.
Mr. Howard is a popular man,
A member of the Roman Catholic
churcn and of several Catholic
societies, a good speaker, and
will doubtless make a vigorous
Barbour Republicans.
Philippi. W. VA. August 20.
?The largest and most enthus
iastic convention over held in
Barbour county met at the court
house on Saturday. August 18.
After the temporary organiza
tion the convention adjourned
ta -/rieet at I :30 p. m. Before the
time mentioned for meeting the
court house was filled to over
flowing with the mo3t energetic
and enthusiastic crowd of citizens
that ever met in convention at
James H. Felton was made
permanent chairman, after which
the convention proceeded to
nominate the following ticket:
House of Delegates, W. B. Cor
der; ShertfT, John Howell; Com-1
missioner of county court, H. E.
Hoff; Superintendent of schools,
Charles J. Ztrcle.
The ticket being completed. A.
G. Dayton was called for and
came forward, amid a storm of
applause. The cry of "Dayton,
Congressman Dayton was heard
in every corner of the house.
Mr. Dayton made one of the most
enthusiastic speeches that was |
ever made in Barbour county.
1 Serlons Rnn*w?r.
On last Saturday Harvey Ad
ams, who lives on his farm near
BarnsviUe, in the adjoining coun
ty of Maripn, was engaged with
two horses and a scraper in ex
cavating for a barn foundation.
His horses became frightened at
the rattle of the scraper, and
started to run away. Mr. Adams
seeing the condition of affairs,
hurried around in front of the
team, thinking that ne might
hold them by the bridle. But
no sooner did he reach tor the
reins than the horses dashed for
ward, knocked him down, jumped
on him and dragged the huge
iron scraper over him, which tore
his clothes from his person, and
even tore the'shoes frotn his
feet. The team ran a short dist
ance, wheeled around and would
have succeeded in running over
nim again had it not been for
his wife, who was standing near,
and at that moment seized the
reins and stopped them. It was
plainly seen that the off horse
was bent on killing his master,
and no doubt would have suc
ceeded had It.not been for his
wife checking them. a
short time Mr. Adams walked to
his house, where he took his
bed. A physician was summoned,
and on examination It was found
that four of his nbs were broken,
besides many bruises both inter
nal and external. His present
condition is critical.
UR people are
to bo congratu
lated ihat w e
are not to be
without a Rood
school this year
for the accom
modation of
those pupils
who desire to
take special
courses otin
structlon. The
public schools
have their
proper place
in every town, but they do not
meet all the demands. Buck
hannon has two schools in addi
tion to her public school, and
every town of any importance in
the State has some kind of an
institution to accommodate pu-1
pils who are non-residents as
well as those desiring instruction
in music, art, and the sciences.
To be without such an institution
in a town like Clarksburg is to
be far behind the times. We had
such a state of affairs last year,
but this year we are right in
front. By the expenditure of
over twelve hundred dollars on
Broaddus it has been put in bet
ter condition than ever before.
The marvelous change surprises
and delights all the old pupils
who have visited the school
building this fall. In fact it
doesn't look like the same place.
Every indication now points to a
large and prosperous school.
Already se veral rooms have been
engaged. Never before was the
school so well supplied with able
and thorough instructors in all
department*, including music,
and art. It Is just such an in
stitution as we have had a great
need for and it wilt be a wonder
ful help to our city in every way.
If you kmw of any young ladies
or yonng men desiring to attend
school, why not help to make
your town lively by getting them
to come to Clarksburg?
I'orbtU and Jackaoa.
Sioux City. Ia., August 19.?
The City Athletic Club received
a telegram from W. B. Brady,
Corbett's manager, today, say
ing, Corbett accepts the offer of
the club of a purse of $25,000 to
fight Peter Jackson here. It is
now generally thought that Cor
bett and Jackson will fight.
Aunt Emily Newlon nn aged
lady about 90 years died the 12th.
Miss Elenor Reed lias just re
turned from a visit to. Bueklian
Many of our young people at
tended the convention at night at
Carmel bn the 17th.
Mr. W.D. Reed contemplates
on going to Buckhannon to at
tend school in the near future.
He regrets very much that the
romantic Buckhannon has not
stone stone-creet instead of brick
Dr. A. I. Nutter has returned
from Flemington.
Mr. J. P. Lowman our 'ladie'g
man'is chasing beautiful phan
toms. t
Seeded ~ FrTiuplBV'
A young lady of Lexington who
has recently heard Sam Jones,
tells the following which is quite
characteristic of his irreverence.
Before beginning his sermon, if
one of his harangues maybe so
called, he proceeded to rebuke
the late comers. "Now what
makes you women late ? I'll tell
yeu: Primpin.' All the late
comers who did't stay at home
to primp, stand up." No one
rose except a very uguly woman.
Sam looked at her in silence a
moment, and exclaimed: "Well,
God knows, Sister, you need
primpin', and it don't make no
difference how late you come
hereafter; I'll make no fuss."?
Lexington Prtss,
First class work guaranteed by
Clarksburg Steam Laundry. 32
Goo Pool, who has been at
Salem (or some time doing a job
of painting, is at home.
Rev. Evans, pastor of tho M.
E. church at Clarksburg, a very
popular minister, is in the city, a
delegate to the Grand Lodgo, I.
O. G. T.. now in session.
Ralph Heavner mado the trip
to the Woston Senatorial Conven
tion last Thursday on his bicycle
in one hour and twenty minutes
Dr. S. C. Rubmisell, who met
with quite a very severe accident
last week, is not improving very
rapidly. According to the Delta*
information, the Dr. was climbing
a high board fence, when a plank
broke, precipitating him to the
ground, from which he was in
jured internally and otherwise.
His situation has been critical in
deed, but It is hoped he will soon
ltev, A. B. Rohrbough and
wife, of Newburg, are visiting
friends here. Mr. Rohrbough Is
Grand Chief Templer of the I.
0. G. T. in this State.?Ike.
Haul, or Adelpki Lode, I
No. 8.1.O. O. P. f
We, your committee appointed
to draft resolutions on the death
of Bro. E. L. Stealey, respect
fully submit the following'
Whereas, It has pleased the
Supreme Ruler to remove from
our midst, our beloved brother,
therefore be It
Resolved, That while we humbly
bow in submission to the divine
will of Him who doeth all things
well, we offer our heartfelt sym
pathy to his boreayed family,
who have been bereft of a tender
husband and a kind and loving
Resolved, That we mourn the
death of our beloved brother
whose character and worth have
commanded our highest respect
and confidence.
Resolved, That in the death of
Bro. 8tealey our Lodge has lost
a true member.. He joined the
order on the 13th day of April.
1847, and was faithful in attend
ance, but in late years he was
unable to attend regular, still his
mind was always with his breth
ren. He was an exemplary citi
zens and died lamented by the
community at large and by the
Odd Pellows in particular.
Resolved, That in token of re
spect for our beloved brother,
the Charter of this Lodge be
draped in mourning for a period
of thirty days.
Resolued, That a copy of these
resolutions be sent to each of the
county papers; also a copy to the
family of deceased.
J. 1. Alexaneer, N. G.
J. H. Thompson, V. G.
J. M. Swartz, Treas.
W. G. Osborn, P. G.
?'Them is a Reaper whose name ii Death
Ami, with hia sickle kecu.
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath.
And the flowers that grow between."
This reaper has entered our
League and from the blossoms of
childhood has plucked a flower to
bloom in the Paradise above.
We grieve, with the loved ones
that only ten years of the life of
Leah Riley was given to earth,
but rejoice that 9he was of the
number of those who remember
ed their creator in their youth
and whom Christ said, "of such
is the kingdom of heaven."
As a League we shall miss her
willing service and beautiful ex
ample of fidelity. The remem
brance of her short life will
create in us a desire for greater
To the parents, brothers, and
sisters we extend the sympathy
of a band of children who miss
their companion and sister here
but hope to meet herin the fields
of light above.
junior League )
M. E. Church. )
Hon. Jamo H. Huling was
nominated the Congressional
candidate by the Third district
Republicans on the 15th. Hon.
A. B. Clark, o| Buckhannon was
chairman of the convention.

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