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order was the election of A Sergeant-at-arms. Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond, said he had a proposition to make in reference to the appointment of the officers necessary to complete the organization, which would greatly facilitate the business. With this view, he submitted a resolution, devolving their appointment upon the President of the Convention. The President hoped the resolution would be withdrawn, as he was unprepared to make suitable selections. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, moved, as an amendment to the resolution, that a committee of fifteen be appointed for the purpose of selecting the officers named. On motion of Mr. Patrick, of Kanawha, the resolution and amendment were laid on the table. The Convention then proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Niglett, of Lurenburg, nominated Wm. C. Snead, of that county. Mr. Johnston, of Lee, nominated Charles E. Crosby, of Washington. Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, nominated Josiah W
s upon its general appearance, or, to come closer to the subject, the personal advantages or disadvantages of the members, as distinguished from the material. As an outsider, we had thought the State Convention was a rather good-looking assemblage, comparing favorably with any legislative body of modern times in that respect. It is fair to say, however, that there is an honest difference of opinion, and the question may have to be submitted to the decision of the ladies.--Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, alluding on Wednesday to one of the candidates for the Clerkship, whose good looks had been spoken of among the qualifications for the position, jocosely remarked that if this particular advantage had been taken into consideration by the people, but few of the members present would have been sent to occupy seats in the Convention! We differ with the Lieutenant-Governor on this point, and we thought the ladies in the gallery seemed inclined to call him to order. The Convention seems to p