A Miserable Fizzle.
--The Wheeling meeting is over.
The great "Western Virginia Convention" turned out to be anything else than that.
It was opened with prayer by an Englishman, who, of course, has no love for Virginia.
Gen. Jackson made the first speech, and look strong ground against making any movement now for the division of the State John S. Carlile followed on the other side — But Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, killed the snake by backing up Gen. Jackson.
No man of any reputation, who expects to remain long in Virginia, as we predicted last week, took ground in favor of revolution.
John S. Burdett, Carlile and Tarr, are the chiefs among the revolutionists.
Men of State reputation will not hazard their good names in such a cause.
There are about eighty counties in Western Virginia.
Of these only twenty-seven--one-third --are claimed to have been represented; and of the twenty-seven, Marion, Wetzel, Barbour, Wirt, Lewis, Jackson, Roane, Gilmer, Upshur, and various oth
baggage and camp equipage, and a good many handsome uniforms, together with some 440 stand of arms, all of which fell into the hands of the victors.--Several prisoners were taken besides Sims — among them D. M. Auvil, Prosecuting Attorney, and Col. Willey. Capt. Robinson, of the Logan Guards, had the honor of making the capture.
Col. Willey's commission from the Confederate authorities, with some interesting correspondence, was found upon his person.
Several hats, apparently belonging to offiCol. Willey's commission from the Confederate authorities, with some interesting correspondence, was found upon his person.
Several hats, apparently belonging to officers, were picked up, and a horse and buggy, belonging to B. F. Martin, a Pruntytown lawyer and defeated Secession candidate for the Legislature, were part of the spoils.
The American flag has taken the place of the Secession emblem in all the houses of Philippi.
A rumor prevails this evening that the fugitives have been reinforced by 300 Southern troops, but it is not credited.
A detachment of Ohio troops went out to Philippi this afternoon under Col. Andrews, who will take command
Mr. Robertson submitted an adverse report on certain memoftals referred to the Committees on Banks from certain corporations asking permission to issue small notes.
The Clerk was directed to publish a joint resolution adopted on Saturday last relative to mustering the militia into service and to exemptions.
Certain laborers and the superintendent of Hollywood Cemetery were ordered to be exempted by the Board of Exemption.
The joint resolution providing for the payment of Col. Willey and certain other officers was taken up and agreed to.
The bill suspending work on the Kanawha river, and appropriating, under certain restrictions and securities, a part of the appropriation for that purpose, not exceeding $200,000, for the repair of the James River Canal, was taken up and rejected — not having a constitutional majority — ayes 78, rcas 11.
Joint resolution from the Senate exempting clerks of District Courts throughout the Commonwealth was taken up and passed.
-Messrs Anthony, Browning Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Cowin, Davis. Dixon, Doolittle, Foot, Harian, Harris, Howard, Howe, Lane of ind., Lane of Kansas, Latham, Powell, Sherman, Tea Eyck, Trumbult, Wade, Wright--23.
Nays--Messrs, Bayard, Carille, Fessenden, Hale, Grimes, Henderson, Kennedy.
King, McDougal, Morrill, Stark, Sumner, Wilkinson, Wilmot, Wilson of Mass, Wilson of Mo--16.
Not voting or absent, Messrs Foster, Johnson, Nesmith, Pearce, Simmons, Rice, Saulsbury, Thompson, and Willey.
The amendment then stood as follows:
"And be it further enacted, That the sum of $00,000, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, shall be expended, under the direction of the President of the United States, to aid in the colonization and settlement of all persons liberated under this act and such free people of African descent now residing in said district as may desire to emigrate to the Republic of Hayti or Liberia, or such other country beyond the limits