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J H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor. VOL. XIV. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1898. NO. 26 THE CONVENTION Held in Middlebourne Satur day TO APPOINT DELEGATES To the Various Conventions ? A Warm Debate Between Dovernorand Campbell ? A Warm Time in the DrlegAlion From Lincoln Dis trict ? Campbell Has tbe Conn* j Solid if HelCan Seat Ills Delegates? Tbe Xames of tbe Df legates. The republican convention met at Middlebourne Saturday after noon for the purpose of appointing delegates to the Congressional, Sen atorial and other conventions to be held this year. The convention was callad to order at i o'clock by Sheriff Pyle, who introduced as temporary chair man, R. L. Gregory, Esq., of this city. F. L. Blackmarr, of the Ga zette, Harry W. Smith, of the Star, and Charles H. Baker, of the Oil Review, were chosen as temporary secretaries. The convention was by far the largest convention of the kind ever held in the county. Judge Campbell and Congress man Dovenor were both present and both worked hard to secure votes among the delegates who were in attendance at the convention. A great deal ot ill feeling was engend ered among some of the delegates from the different districts in the county. It was also in plain evi dence that some of the delegates present had in mind the fight exist ing between Sheriff Pyle and pros ecuting attorney Strickling. On a motion to make the tempo rary organization permanent, the vote stood 97 ^o 25 against. This made the convention look very much like as it it was for Dovenor, as most of the temporary officers were known to be Dovenor men. At this point things began to warm up and many indications pointed to a battle that promised to lay in the shade the recent encounter between the "Rough Riders" and the Span iards near Santiago Cuba, a few days ago. The next thing in order was the selection of a committee man to represent each district 011 Rules of order and Basis of Representa tion. The result of the vote by districts resulted in the election of the following gentlemen, i ELLSWORTH. On resolutions, K. S. Boreman; rules and order ot business, O. W. O. Hardman;basis of representation, John Shepherd. CENTREVILLE DISTRICT: On resolutions, G. W. Weekly; jbasis of representation, A. W. f)uty; on order of business, B. L. B LINCOLN DISTRICT. Y On resolutions, A. B. Wilson; basis of representation, W. L. Arm strong: order of business, F. D. Young. MEADE DISTRICT. On resolutions, W. A. F. Smith; order ot business, G. W. Robinson; basis of representation, T. B Hill. MCELROY DISTRICT. On resolutions, O. P. Pratt; basis of representation, H- H. Hardman; rules and order of business, A. C. Hughes. UNION DISTRICT. Rules and order of business, H. C. Williamson ; basis of Representa tion, S. D. Wells; on resolutions, W. F. Smith. O9 motion, the committee as named above were elected by the convention. A HOT DEBATE. For some time past Mr. Camp bell and Mr. Dovenor have been trying to get together to discuss their merits and it was suggested by F. D. Young, Esq , lor Mr. Dovenor, that the conventiou allow these two gentlemen to state their cases, to which proposition the con vention agreed. Mr. Campbell opened the discussion in a twenty minute's speech, and he was follow ed by Dovenor who spoke 40 min utes and Campbell closed in a 30 minutes speech and Dovenor then spoke 10 minutes. Campbell began a tirade from the first against Dovenor and roasted him unmercifully during the greater part of his address but the convention very plainly showed they did not endorse his words. He'spoke of some circulars which had been issued at the time of the convention held in Lewis county, which instead of being a detriment to Campbell as would natura.ly be supposed, they were against Dove nor. He laid particular stress on the fact that Dovenor had been in Congress two terms and thought he ought to be satisfied with that and be considerate enough to retire to private life again and allow some one else to have a chance to repre sent their district in Congress. Mr. Dovernor was introduced by chairman Gregory. He spoke at length in regard to the charges made by his opponent to the effect that postmasters were making this canvass for him. It was a case of roast from beginning to end and before either of the candidates were through with their talk they com menced to get pretty warm. Dov enor stated that Campbell com plained of the shortness of his time for canvassing for the nomination. He showed that Campbell had been in all the convention or counties in the state, while he, Dovenor, had stayed in Congress until a few years ago. , , f . Campbell made a good closing speech and materially aided and strengthened his candidac}. Vi/hile there was some very plain and sarcastic language used by each gentleman it is but meet to sa\ that their speeches were surprising ly free from personalities. Mr. Dovenor is a far better speaker than is his opponent. He has had more experience and it was pretty generally admitted that he had made the best speech. The committee on resolutions then made its report. The reso lutions were short and sweet. They endorsed the Republican platform of 1896 as adopted at St. Louis and the administration of President Mc Kinley as being both wise and pa triotic. The resolutions were un animously adopted. The other committees reported, and the reports were adopted with out debate. The next thing in order was the selection of delegates. There was no trouble in doing this in any district but Lincoln. These delegates assembled in the grand jury room and numbered about 60. R L. Moore was chosen chairman, and P. T. Campbell secretary. On a preliminary motion the Campbell !men, lead by Lawrence, Stocking, Campbell, Lowry and Lowther, discovered that the Doveuor men had a majority of the delegates by a majority of one, and that one was a delegate the Campbell men had hauled over to Middlebourne and had paid for his dinner. Then the fun began. It was proposed to nominate four Dovernor men and three Campbell men, but this would not go. The Campbell men then went off to themselves and nomi nated delegates. The Dovernor men held the chairman, Moore, and also nominated delegates. Both sets of delegates were re ported to the convention which very promptly endorsed the Camp bell men. ~ A very funny incident occurred here. Mayor Lawrence was a red hot Campbell man and while making a speech to have the Campbell men elected said in sub stance: "gentlemen, the Dovenor men have not treated us fair. W hv we hauled a man clear over here to this convention tree of charge, gave him his dinner also free, and now he is voting for Dovenor. Its not fair." As such things so often happen in the political world, the Mayor's speech created a good deal of merriment. The Dovenor people selected as their delegates to the Congressional convention A. Cutler, E. A. Dan iels, F. D. Young, W. L. Arma strong, E. J. Thompson, L. E. Vil lers, Albin Tippins. Alternates: G. E. Work, C. R. Kerr, R. L. Moore, Charles Schupach, C. H. Baker, Abe Core ana John H. Black. Senatorial delegates: R. L. Moore, W. E. Grimes, Geo. E Work, John Tippins, Johnathan Moore. Ben Sine and J. F. Means. Each one of the senatorial delegates to select their own alternate. For delegates district convention: J. D Gilson, Harry Way, F. D. Young, G. W. Bishop, C. E. Schup bach, C. R. Kerr nominated by the Dovenor crowd, and each delegate is to select his own alternate. The congressional delegates from Union district are W. A. Beagle and J. D. Livingston; alternates H. C. Wil liamson and W. F. Smith. Sena torial delegates: H. C. Williamson and Silas Smith; alternates: J. D. Livingston and John W. L^zear. District delegates: W. A. Smith and S. D. Wells; alternates J. R. Bowles and J. C. Cooper. Meade district delegates for con gressional convention were, Thom as Doak, G. W. Robinson and B. F. Wilson; alternates, G. 0. Doak, G. W. Hill and S. Mayfield; sena torial delegates, W. F. A. Smith, John Thompson and B. F. Robin son; alternates, Wm. Moore, Clark Reid and Irad Garrison; district delegates, Anthony Smith, W. A. Gorrell and Silas Henderson; al ternates, J. W. Allen, Wm. Sham pion and E. B Long. Ellsworth district ? Congression al delegates, S. M. Mayfield, A. H. McGinuis, D. W. Twyman, J. E. Swan and H. W. Smith; alternates, G. W. Smith, K. S. McGinnis, O. C. Carter, D. H Morey and O. W. 0. Hardman; senatoral delegates, Dr. Repperd, J. S. Roberts, D. H. Morey, John Mayfield and F. R. Hickman; alternates, E. R. B. Mar tin, G. W. Glendenning, C. R. Martin, J. W. Smith, R. B. Osborn; district delegates, C. R. Martin, John Shepherd, H. H. Lock, C. M. Underwood and O. W. O. Hard man; alternates, F. R. Hickman, T. S. Wells, E. R. B. Martin and J. S. Roberts. McElroy district ? Congressional delegates, W. H. Hardman, A. L. Hughes, L. McCormick, O. P. Pratt, Arza Underwood; alternates, C. N. Thomas, George Underwood, D. Bryssme, B. S. McCarthy. Sen atorial delegates, Hiram Under wood, J. M. Smith, J. E. Gregg, N. Brohard and Wm. Myers;alternates, S. A. Smith, Taylor Underwood, Taylor Parks, Jonathan Ankrom and M. W. Waters. District dele gates, Hiram Underwood, B. O. Smith, Israel Moore, Dave Bryan and Justus Robinson; alternates, James Newell, A. B. Hughes, J. W. Booher, James Myers and Bird Waters. Centerville congressional dele gates are E. B. Conoway, G. W. Weekly; alternates: J. A. Meredith and Byron Wilcox. Senatorial del egates: P. E Musgrave and Canda Vandegrift. Alternates A. J. Moore and Y. P. Meredith. District dele gates: A. A. Doak and W. A Duty. Alternates not selected. The delegates selected by the convention and known as the Campbell delegates are G. W. Stocking, P. B. Lowry, C. C. Marsh, P. T. Campbell, I.. C. Gar man, H. B. Shriver, C. E. Schup ba'ch. Alternates G. L. Lowther, G. W. Meek, A. B. Wilson, A. C. Sweeney. G. W. Sine. S. Moore and J. W. Meredith. For the sen atorial and delegate district conven tions the same delegates were nom inated. These are Lincoln district men. Chairman Moore for the Docenor delegates and P. T. Campbell for the Campbell delegates submitted the reports and for more than an hour the matter was discussed in the convention pro and con and finally on motion the Campbell del egates were selected by the conven tion. The Dovenor men are very warm and propose to attend the congressional convention and ask to be seated. If Dovenor has a majority of the convention they will win, otherwise the Campbell men will be seated. It was a very shrewd move on the part of Camp bell's men and they will be seated unless the contest is very close. Dovenor carried Ohio count} Saturday, getting all the delegation from that county, but Campbell gave him a very hot chase, and it is possible there will be some con tests. In Wetzel county it is con-, ceded to be an even divide. COUNTY SEAT BUDGET. Middleboume, June 14. *8 9 8. The "saw- sigh e-ty club" char tered six or seven two-horse over land ioaches and started out to hunt ja shade tree up near Center ville, to picnic under and spend the day, as young lad and lassies are want to do on occasions of this kind. The lassies furnished the grub, and of course the lads eat heartily ; nd flattered the lassies concerning their culinary skill. The day was duly spent according to program, and then the whole party returned home thoroughly con vinced that they had spent a glori ous day. It was a successful raid on the grub by the lads, and a mag nificent capture for the lassies; that is,' the lassies captured the whoie company of laddies. They are rec ommended for promotion in that line for their bravery. Come again, girls, with well-filled lunch baskets, and the boys will be willing cap tives. F. D. Young, a prominent at torney, of Sistersville, is here on le gal business. J. V. Blair, of West Union, was here on legal business today. Anthony Smith is here today on legal Business and will stav o\er till tomorrow to attend the county Republican convention to appoirt delegates to the various conven-, tions. Anthony is a candidate tor the senate from this senatoral dis trict. R. L- Gregory is here to attend the county Republican convention tomorrow. Judge Campbell is in this end ol the country, hustling for delegates to get the nomination for congress in the first district. He has lots of friends in this country, and the doughty captain had better be on his guard or his skirmish line will be driven in. Judge Okey Johnson and daugh ter were in town today. The Judge is as jolly as ever and his old friends were glad to see him. J. J. Rea and W. B. O'Neil were in town today on business. W M. Stealey of Wick, Erza Underwood of Centreville and John M. Smith of Wilbur were business visitors here yesterday. | Miss Bennedum of Bridgeport' Harrison county, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Cy Bennedum of Dodd street. The American Mechanics Silver band attended the presentation of the flag to the Sistersville school by the Jr. O. U. A. M. of that city. The republicans hold their con vention here today to appoint dele gates to the various conventions. There will be a meeting of the democratic county Executive com mittee, June 2 9, next Wednesday, at Middlebourne at i o'clock p. m. A full attendance of the members of the committee is desired. DlNcovered bj a Woman. Another great discovery has been made, and that too, by a lady in this country. "Disease fastened its clutches upon her and for seven years she withstood its severest tests but her vital organs were under mined and death seemed imminent. For three months she coughed in cessantly and could not sleep. She finally discovered a way to recov ery by purchasing of us a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery7 for con sumption, and wos so much relieved on taking first dose that she slept all night; and with two bottles has been absolutely cured. Her name is Mrs. Luther Lutz. Thus writes W. C. Harnick & Co., of Shelby, X. C. Trial bottles free at Hill & McCoach's drug store. Regular size 50c and $1. Every bottle guar anteed. A &EXSATIOXAL SVIT ? Entered In the Circuit Court of Ttala County for Danmirfa. The papers have been filed in the clerk's office and a suit has been or is about to be instituted that is not only sensational but novel. Our readers will remember that C. N. Matheny, now of St. Marys, for merly of this city, was a candidate for the postoffice of this city .against Postmaster Work and others. Ma theny claims that he withdrew from the contest and threw all of his influence to Work, for which Mr. Work was to pay him the sum of one thousand dollars. Work denies this, hence the lawsuit. We do not know any more of the particulars, but if Mr. Work paid or agreed to pay one thousand dollars for Ma theny's influence he can prove be yond all reasonable doubt that he ! was paying all this influence was worth. We presume the matter ; will now be air,ed in court. It is certainly a novel suit. Yellow Jaundice Cured. Suffering humanity should be supplied with every means possible for its relief. It is with pleasure we publish the following: "This is to certify that I was a terrible sufferer from yellow jaundice for over six months, and was treated by some of the best physicians in our city but all to no avail. Dr. Bell, our druggist, recommended Electric Bitters, and after taking two bottles I was entirely cured. I now take great pleasure in recom mending them to any person suffer ing from this terrible malady. I am gratefully yours, M. A. Hogartv 'Lexington, Ky." Sold by Hill & McCoach, druggists. Prepare for the Fourth. We're going to have a hot time. TRAIN SCHEDULE On Ibe Oblo River Railroad ClnngM Today. For the benefit of our readers and the patrons of the Ohio River Railroad, we publish the new time table, which went into effect yes terday. There is very little change in the schedule, some trains being made to run a little slower in or to make connections with southern division. The following is the new schedule: NORTH. No. 6 9:02 a. m. No. 2 arr 1:45 p. m. 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