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I ? l: ? ? ? WW ? k ' eclcijrnm. Qeuoted to Praatioal Information, gome flews, pure Polities, and the Development of \\)est Virginia's Resources V-: CLARKSBURG. W. Vk., SEPTEMBER 28. 1834. ?' mm WHOLE NO. 1752 Glorious. jepablicai? Pageantry! JMENS OF VICTORY! 1ARRISON COUNTY'S MAGNIF ICENT HOSTS AROUSED. lEAl'TIFUL DECORATIONS. PAT ItlOTIC SPEECHES. 7ROM all our sua kissed hills and verdant val 1 e y s they came, on Monday, to p a rticipate in the grand est conven tion that has ever been held to n o m i n ate county can didates. At an early hour the itreets were pretty well filled rith people, and there being sev !ral candidates for some of the wsitions, the friends of the dif erent aspirants indulged in a ively but good humored rivalry. It eleven o'clock the First Regi nent band marched to the Cou louse,-'. _ md followed by a great throng, rhe room was packed with peo ple in a few minutes, and when Chairman Hart arose to call the ponvention to order his eye met a most inspiring scene and his ear heard the enthusiastic ap plause of a party that will march in triumph to victory in Novem ber. Under the direction, of Hod. Chas. J. Goff the large court room had been gorgeously decorated. Hundreds of yards of red, white and blue bunting draped the speaker's stand and the sides and walls of the ele gantly finished room. Hundreds ol flags were to be seen on every hand, the chandeliers being tastefully set off with the nation al colors. The names of the" dis tricts were placed on pedestals, each supported by two flags. Maj. a. C. Moore was called to preside as temporary chairman. Mr. A. H. Clark, of Shinnston, was named for temporary secre tary by acclamation, and on mo tion the committees were appoint ed on Resolutions, Permanent Organization, and a combined committee on Credentials, Basis of Representation, and Order of Business. The committees as appointed were as follows: CLARlv. Resolutions?M S Riley. Permanent Organization?W R Alexander. Credentials,etc.?G W Shuttle worth. CLAY. Resolutions?W H Fleming. Permanent Organization?C 0 Henry. Credentials, etc.?W J S Har der. COAL. Resolutions?C J Goff. Permanent Organization?E N * lowers. Credentials, etc.-F A Smith. EAGLE. Resolutions?G H Berry. Permanent Organization?J S Griffin. Credentials, etc.?J S Kile. FLK. Resolutions?D S Young. Permanent Organization?P I Lynch. Credentials, etc^rL M Bird. GRANT. Solutions -Wm I Davisson. Permanent Organization?W L Hughes. Credentials, etc.?W B Reed. SARDIS. Resolutions?W c Lynch. Permanent Organization?J H Moore. Credentials,etc?F M Cunning ham. SIMPSON. Resolutions?A J Lodge. Permanent Organization?S S Faris. Credentials, etc.?J N Robin son. TENMILE. Resolutions?Jno. Flanagan. Permanent Organization?Jno ? Bailey. Credentials, etc.?TJ Coffman. Union. Resolutions?S Norman. Permanent Organization?G Minter. Credentials, etc. Hiram Post. The convention then adjourn ed until 1 o'clock p. m. AFTERNOON. The convention was called to order by the temporary chair man at 1 p. m. The committee reports were heard and adopted. The temporary organization was made the permanent one. The speech of Maj. A. C. Moore, that grand veteran, who has carried our flag in so many conquests, as he took the chair, electritied the vast audience. By his thrill ing oratory and his magnificent logic, he graphically pictured the situation in which the Demo cratic party found itself after eighteen months of supremacy. in which they had sold their honor to trusts and corporations. Nominations for members of House of Delegates were called for and the candidates were named and seconded in the fol lowing order! Dr. D. P. Morgan nominates C. J. Goff. C. W. Lynch nomi nates J. W. Hess, G. F. Randall nominates W. E. Swiger, E. N. Flowers nominates H. W. Har mer, H. D. Boughner nominates Judge Edwin Maxwell, Jno. Flynn nominates H. Wictcen hoover, C. M. Hart nominates A. "W. Davis. Jasper Kile seconds J. W. Hess' nomination, E. A. Rider seconds Harmer's nomina tion, Gen. Northcott seconds Goffs nomination, Jno. Holmes speaks for Hess, Jas. F. Dye seconds Hess. Wm.Ash seconds Wickenhoover. Frank Davis, of Tenmile, nominates Jas. Bum garder, T. J. Cofiman nominates Jno. M. Jeffers. Gen. Northcott seconds Jeffers, Jno. Flanagan seconds Bumgardner, A. J. Lodge and Jno. Holmes seconds Jeffers. Gilbert Varner second Jeffers' nomination, P. I. Lynch seconds Hess. Dr. E. Strictler and M. R. Post second Harmer's nomination; on motion nomina tions closed. The tables below show approxi mately the result. Some of the fractions are not exact but they are about the same value. FIRST BALLOT. Disrnicrrs. Clay.. Clnrk. Coal.. Eagle. Elk.. Grant.?? Simpson . Simpson Sarais . Ten Mile Union Total 8 4| ?); 4 0 1 igllMN 11 r>!i 10 44 IS 8i21 1010 ? S * ! S : *3 i I eS a Hess, having a majority, was de clared one of the nominees and a second ballot nominated Harm er. It was as follows : Clay.. .. Clark ? Coal.. . Eagle.... Elk Grant SitnpHon Sardia... Ten Mile Union .. J. M. Jeffers in a pretty speech that showed his loyalty and true manhood, withdrew from th^ race before the second ballot was finisned. After the result was practically known A. W. Davis moved that Hess and Harmer be declared the nominees by accla mation. The vote was carried] with the greatest enthusiasm. Id response to loud calls Mr. Hess mounted the platform and ac cepted the nomination in a witty speecn that caught the crowds Harmer was next called for and in a few well chosen reraarkas thanked the convention for the honor they had conferred upvn him. The next thing was to nomi nate a county commissioner and A. J. Lodge named S. S. Farris. F. M. Barbert seconded the nomi nation and Oakley Randall moved to nominate by acclamation. The delegates objected and Hon. J. Goff placed H. R. McCord nomination. Ferris was d< nomi ent came next and the form of G. W. Shuttleworth seen rising for recognition. He named Prof. J. N. David and was followed by John Holmes, of Grant, nominating W. A. Marsh. T. J. Coffman named J. E. Law in a vigorous speech. H. E. Tyson, Howard Cunningham and others seconded Law's nomina tion. Guinn Minter spoke for Prof. David and J. F. Dye sec onded Marsh. The first ballot gave Law a majority and he was declared the nominee and ac cepted in a neat little speech. The ballots on commissioner and superintendent were as follows: SECOND BALLOT. hti ? ? Districts. Distbicts. Clay Clark Coal iff16::::: Grant Simpson.. Sardis ... Ten Mile. Union ... Total 28 21 BO 72 28 The work of tbe convention having been concluded. Maj. Moore rapped for silence and in troduced Oapt B. B. Dovener. who was forced to mount the rostrum that he might be in full view of the audience. It was getting late and tbe audience were wearied by a long session of work, but the people insisted that they must have a speech from Captain Dovener. The Captain had spoken here on Saturday and he insisted it was not his intention to talk but a few minutes. The crowd, how ever, kept urging'him and lie spoke for a half hour, making a strong plea for Republican prin ciples. Dovener's conclusion was followed by three enthusias tic cheers for the Republican ticket, after which the conven tion adjourned. THE RESOLUTIONS. Hon. C. J. Got!, chairman of the committee on resolutions, read tbe following at the proper point in the order of business: Continued on Fifth Page. fl Slick Back. > Latest Sensation in Whioh oome Clarksburg People are Interested. (The Fairmont Free fret* (fives account of the erratic wander of a man named 0. H. Law ?o. He was often in Clarks rp and was one of the main vers in the new railroad. Mr. M. Jackson and others were ?restenjpl ?A short time ago Mayor A.J. ne, of Fairmont. received a iegratn from the chief of police Lockport, New York, direct im to arrest Charles H. iwrence, of that place, as he wanted to serve out a sent of two years and six months grand larceny. He also re word that he was wanted Chicago and Boston by the By the time Mayor Stone ready to look for Mr. Law ce he was clean out of sight, was no where to be found, e forepart of this week the Hjayor received word that Law had been arrested in Bos would be token to Lock Prom there Col. Skinner, been a very good friend ce, received a telegram to come and if possible ;im out of the scrape, and see him. give the informa isavery slick fcj ask Im by dome person in Ohio, but he wa/oniy held in castody for a short time when the iaBBfeiPSig fixed in some way. Since Law rence has been in Fairmont he bias been clerk at Skinner's Tav ern. When the rush for coal came on last spring he organized the Wonder Mining Association, and had offices at Fairmont Monongah and Clarksburg. Messrs. Tom Brady and others of Clarksburg, were associated with him. He made some money in the coal business, but spent it just as fast as he made it. He was a high liver and drove a dandy team of horses when he went out for his health. - W. f. T. U. Miss C. S. Burnett, lecturer and organizer for the W. C. T.U. is now in the State and will give j an address at the M. P. church Lost creek October 3d, 1891, at 7:30 p. m. Miss Burnett has been two years in Salt Lake City as teach er id the Methodist Seminary. She has been faithful to her duties there, and full of earnest desire for every good work. As Territorial President of the W. 0. T. U. she has done more to awaken an interest in Temper ance that any other person. Her work in and for the penitentiary has been highly commendable. While recognizing her especial fitness for the lecture field, her many-friends regret her depart ure for broader fields of labor.? The Tribune Salt Lake City, Utah. Miss C. S. Burnett addressed a large audience at the M. E. church. Tuesday evening. The lecture was a forcible and elo quent presentation of the Temp cradce cause, and did much to arouse our people to more active work.?The Ouaridan, Tulla horna. Tenn. At David Davidson's can be had boots that formerly sold at $4 and *4.50 for 12.50 and ft, See them yourself. 46tf Dr. George M. Holt. Dentist,: will be in his Clarksburg office November 1st, 18% and remain fin 30days. 84-tf . Sparks or Thoagkt. Brooklyn, which allows 93 to any person taking a stray goat to the city pound, recently paid out a good many two's on ac count of a venerable "Billy that" was subsequently bought at prices ranging from fifteen to fifty cents. He was being over worked, no doubt, for the mayor hag directed the pound-keeper to suspend payment of goat re wards. The proposal to construct as the great attraction of the exhi bition of 1900 in Paris a monster telescope able to show the in habitants, if any, of the moon, has been revived and M. Biscb ofisheim is said to be willing to advance 2,000,000 francs towards the cost. According to recent statistics there are about 2,000 women practicing medicine on the American continent, among whom are seventy hospital phy sicians and ninety-six professors in the schools. The bees of Brazil hang their combs outside on the branches of trees at the very summit and at the end of the slenderest twigs to be out of the reach of mon keys. It is said that at this time there are twenty-two ex-sovereigns' residing in different parts of Eu rope, none of them in the coun tries where they ruled. Near Iron Mountain, Mo., a turning. girl to pledge herself to secrecy. So the storv came out. Governor Tillman, of South Carolina, will represent that State in the U. S. Senate. Bis election will add another to the interesting collection of freaks, of which Feller. Jones and Stew art are not the least prominent. Wenton. Joseph and Cecil Davis were at Clarksburg Monday attending the funeral of their cousin, Miss Ella Wolfe. The marriage of Mr. James and Miss Emma Harrison, daugh ter of Matthew W. Harrison, Esq.. is announced for Wednes day morning, October 3rd, 189-1, at 11 o'clock. Little Gertrude Evans, daugh ter of Rev. B. B. Evans, of Clarksburg, who has been visit ins in Weston for the past two months, returned home 22d. Miss Mollie Smith, of Clarks burg. was here Monday on her way to Glenville to enter upon her duties as First assistant of the Glenville Normal School. Civil Engineers Thomas Petti grew, M. A. Bailey and Charley Wyckoff returned Tuesday from their survey of the rtilroad from Clarksburg to New Martinsville, Wetzel county. M." D. Post, of Wheeling, is visiting friends here.?Tim**. Hedge Triplett, of Addison, was here Tuesday on his way to Clarksburg and Grafton. The Independent has been sold to Messrs. R. Ad Hall and Chas. ? D. Vassar. The paper in the fu ture will advocate bright protec tion and will be conducted under the editorial management of Mr. Hall.?Democrat. The small vote given to some of the condidates in the Republican convention on Monday was no test of the popularity of these gentlemen, for their names were used by their friends and against their wishes they were placed before the convention. Born?to Mr. and Mrs. J. Hor ner Davis a girl and a boy. Katy Lick and Enterprise ball clubs cross bats at Gypsy Grove Saturday, October 6. Ladies button shoes worth IS,. now selling at 11.25 at David Davidson's. 46tf' Democracy ! The Convention Names a Tioket. But Little Interest Taken in the Proceedings. Tho Harrison county Demo cratic convention held hero on Thursday was fairly well attend ed owing to the fact that a great effort had been made to get the country people out and the an nouncement that Howard would speak. Fully twice as miny peo plo came to the Republican con vention onMonday and those who had an opportunity of seeing the brilliaut decorations, the over flowing house and tho onthusiasm of that occasion and the lack of interest manifested by our Demo cratic friends on Thursday could easily see the omens of that vic tory that will belong to the Re publicans on the Oth day of No vember. ; Mr. M. M. Thompson, was the temporary chairman and Editor S. B. Davis secretary. The usual committees were ap pointed and a recess was taken until 2 p. m. Tho permanent chairman was Mr. Ellis Lyon and Mr. Davis was made secretary. Hon. John J. Davis was chair man of the committee on Resolu tions and in his earnest style, presented the usual Democratic I 0 I h I n I" m II ? free press, IV coal, free iron, free wool and free men. The nominations for House of Delegates were called for. The party leaders had made frantic efforts to induce Col. T. Moore Jackson and others to accept the nomination but they all refused to get in the way of the storm that they plainly saw in the dis tance- AmoniE the names placed before the conventioil were Col. John C. Vance, Orman Randolph, J. W. Gerrard, David L. Hall and W. B. Wilkinson. Hall was nominated on the first ballot and on the third ballot Gerrard was put through. For County Commissioner Wet. ley Post went through by accla mation. The candidates before thehouso for County Superin tendent were C. R. Ogden, Ran sell Johnson and T. 8. Gerrard, ofSardis. Ogden was nominated on tho first ballot The chairman then introduced John A. Howard who talked until half of his audi ence had left the house. His speech was a great disappoint ment to his friends here and the very harsh and uncomplimentary things he said about Capr. Dove nar failed to help his cause. Many of tho Democrats present had heard Capt. Dovener speak in the most complimentary terms of Mr. Howard in his speech here on Monday and the low, uncalled for and unmanly statements that he made reflecting on the personal cliaracter of Mr. Dovener fell very flat. Democrats concede that the speech was a failure and that it would have been much better for him and the ticket if he had been kept at home. There was no applause that indicated anv enthusiasm whatever. Mrs. Robert H. Northcott and little daughter, Mamie, of Kan sas, were here the first of the week, the gueste of Gen. ami Mr-. Northcott. Mrs, E. B. Hustead went to Sardison Wednesday to attend the wedding of Mr. Geo Smith and Miss Ida (iriflin. MissArtha Drummcnd returned Monday fr6m a two weeks' visit to PittBburg and Washington, Pa. She was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hall and reports a most de lightful time.