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J H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor.
SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1898.
Held in Middlebourne Satur
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
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
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
On resolutions, K. S. Boreman;
rules and order ot business, O. W.
O. Hardman;basis of representation,
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.
On resolutions, W. A. F. Smith;
order ot business, G. W. Robinson;
basis of representation, T. B Hill.
On resolutions, O. P. Pratt; basis
of representation, H- H. Hardman;
rules and order of business, A. C.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
F. D. Young, a prominent at
torney, of Sistersville, is here on le
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
R. L- Gregory is here to attend
the county Republican convention
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
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
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 &
Prepare for the Fourth. We're
going to have a hot time.
On Ibe Oblo River Railroad ClnngM
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
No. 6 9:02 a. m.
No. 2 arr 1:45 p. m.
No. 2 lve 2:05 " "
No. 8 5:03 p. m.
No. 4 10:15 p. m.
No. 7 ..8:12 a. m.
No. 1 9:02 a. m.
No. 3 arr 1:33 p. m.
No. 3 lve ? 1:53 p. m.
No. 5 arr 6:16 p. m.
No. 5 lve 6:35 p.m.
I was serionsly afflicted with a
cough for several years, and last fall
had a more severe cough than ever
before. I have used many reme
dies without receiving relief, and
being recommended to try a bottle
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
by a friend, who, knowing me to be
a poor widow, gave it to me; I tried
it and with the most gratifying re
sults. The first bottle relieved me
very much and the second bottle
has absolutely cured me. I have
not had as good health for twenty
years. I give this certificate with
out solicitation, simply in appreci
ation of the gratitude felt lor the
cure effected. Respectfully, Mrs.
Mary A. Beard, Claremont, Ark.
For sale by C. W. Grier.
The Victor Oil company is the
most patriotic firm in town. Their
office building supports five flags.
?OfilllTH & BOESHAR'S^*
This is a good picture of the Rocking Chair which we are
It is strongly made of hard wood and is finished in either
Antique or Mahogany.
Smith & Boeshar!
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