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Free Solt, Free Speech, Free Men!
Pivotal", far • Prat Territory.
E. 0. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
IFowanda, Saturday, June 8, 1850.
Dergeeratte Mate Ntromenistfions.
Fait CANAL CMILIUSSIONIN,
WM. T. MORRISON,.
Vol WllOl7Oll GIatIMAL,
J. PORTER BRAWLEY, or Cava-roan, Co
TOR •L'ORLIR OLIIEZAL,
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Revers. Adams' and ElwelPs law offices.
We publish-this week, a brief account of the pro
ceedings of the Democratic State Convention, held
at Williamsport on the 29th inst. The names of
the candidates put in nomination will be 'found
above. We refer to the letter of our Harrisburg
correspondent, for a notice of the candidates, which
we adopt as expressing 'our own sentiments, being
written by a person well acquainted with the nom
inees. We commend the ticket to the hearty sup
port of every Democrat. The resolutions of the
convention have not been received. When we
are able to publish them we shall have some re
marks to make upon them.
(:j We had the pleasure of meeting at William
sport,.our indefatigable and popular Canal Com
missioner—lsmet. PAisrrua—who assured us that
a letting would take place upon the North Branch,
as soon as the necessary arrangements could be
made. In Col. PAINTER the North Branch has a
warm and steadfast friend, who will leave nothing
undone toward a speedy completion of the work
Wltuessrowr, Saturday, June 1, 1850.
The convention closed its labors last evening,
about one o'clock, and its members, fatigued by
the long, session, and glad to be relieved, are al
ready scattering to their homes in the various parts
of the State. We, from the North will be obliged
to•await until afternoon, before the horse -power lo
comotive will be ready to carry us to Ralston, on
our way home,,so as I promised myself to write to
you hum the scene of action, some of the proceed
ings, attending the Democratic State Convention,
whickotherwise your readers might remain in ig
norande of, I embrace the opportunity:afforded by
this leisure forenoon, iodatrgerreotype very briefly
some of the most e;citing incidents which have ta
The names of the nominees of the Convention
have already gone the length and breadth of the
state upon the wings of lightning—and before the
delegates can reach" their homes their constituents
will have the result of their deliberations, and be
able to pass their lodgements upon their action.—
But, there is not one in a hundred, I presume, who
has any adequate idea of the influences and man
agements which have formed the-ticket be is call
ed upon to support. Here, during the last week,
all the chicanery of political conventions has been
in full use. Concussing and wire working and in
triguing have been the older of the day, and a
spectator who did not have his faith in the infalli
bility of party nominations Ivry much shocked is
possessed of a vast amount of credulity.
Before giving you any account of the -proceed.
lugs, I will sketch the characters whn are most
prominent in governing the action of the conven
The beantiful and shady promenade in front of
the Court House,—the green lawn behind it—af
fords ample opportunity for the congregatiOn of
small knots of disinterested politicians, big with the
fate of the Comnrlonwealth, and most of them ea
ger to settle matters upon such a basis as will .give
them power and patronage. Prominent among,
these is Samos( CAMERON—a tall, pleasant looking
man, with gray hair and an eagle-eye, which is
never at rest&and where Simon is, you may be
sure, something is going on. He was anxious for
the nomination of Fleeces'. No inconsiderable
manager, in this convention, was Governor Poe
yea, who re-entered upon the world of politics, to
eflect the nomination of Vassarrr, his heart full of
.rancor toward Cameron ;--albeit they have genet.-
allY been last friends. He might be picked out
from a thousand, by his extremely red lace, .and
snow-white hair. Each of these of course, has his
followers and co-laborers, and a thousand plans are
pretjected and considered which are Supposed to be
likely to have an influence upon the action of the
convention. Mr. Suilariano is not so fortunate as
to have the presence or influence of any of the old
stagers who have bong so king upon :he Democra
tic party, although he has many warm and zealous
friends, who are endeavoring to effect his nomina•
hon. These are the most prominent candidates—
theugh of course there are quite a number.of others,
who are indulging the hope thatby a lucky turn in
affairs they may be thrown upon the surface. The
other offices are looked for by a host of candidates
—though the doubt, as to the location of the nomi
nee for Canal Commissioner, makes it all a glori
--eo.4incerminty from whence-they will be chosen.
The president,of the convention—lL S. MA.
CRAW—would snit our /Bradford Democrats ex
actly. He is quite a young man, of fine appear
ance, prompt, ready and correct as a presiding of&
eer. He is as strongly opined to the extension of
Slavery as Wilmot himself, and does not hesitate
to 'declare his sentiments. He gained himself
much honor-by the bold and able manner in which
he fought the tarrifl -of 1842, in the manufacturing
city of Pittsborg„ where a less independent man
would have been awed by the mighty influences
arrayed against him. I k predict that he will yet be
called upon to serve the state in an elevated ea.
After atiectingia organization, thecopvention hail
Attiellitiate Canal Commissioner, without Seim
ingly helix kik* tt , eboimp than upon the first bal.
4o1 ! This conitul - Wednesday and Thursday on.
til the adjournment to tneet at 8 o'clock in the
evening. When the convention met in the even
ing, Mr. Mutsu* of. Chester, thanked, the dale-
gates • who had sup Parted Judge Sratcausa for
their steadfast adherence, butdecrwingtowitbdmw
his name. Mr. Jouxstoe, (the Uneasier sboamai
ker) then rose and proceeded to make a statement
to the convention in regard to an alleged attempt at
bribery. He charged that the "money changers"
were there, attempting ti undue mesas to inn°.
ence votes in the convention--that the tracks of the
" Indians" were plainly to be seen. This created
something of an excitement, andahe was rather
pointedly interrogated by members of the conven•
..or hIONTOOMERY CO
for MirrLuir CO
lion, until be made the charue that a member pre
sent bad received five $2O bills to vote for liable) ,
upon the nest ballot. This increased the excite
ment, and upon being pressed for the name, he
gave that of Mr. Ponahuei, of Philadelphia county
a vice Powident of the convention—who imme•
diately rose and threw the money down upon the
table in front of the President, saying—" here's the
trash—l despise it !" Mr. Green another delegate
from the same county, also threw down upon the
table 5100, which he said he had received from
the same some. The excitement. now became in
tense, but order was restored by, the decision and
promptness of the President, and a motion being I
made, a committee was appointed to investigate
the matter. This committ se met that evening and
next morning, examining a great number of wit
nesses, and reported on Friday s afternoon. They
exculpate all the candidates and state officers prey--,
ent—and censure in the strongest terms, Wm. B.
Rankin, 'and Samuel Ovenshine, from whom the
money was procured. An auempt was Made by
some members of the convention, unjustifiably, to
cast censure, upon Messrs. Green arid Donahue,
tor their part in the matter—alleging that the mon
ey was borrowed by them to pay their expenses,
and a cnotion was even made to expel them from
the convention. The report 01 the committee,
however, was adopted by a strong vote, and the
matter disposed of, as far as the convention" *as
concerned. The disclosure was fatal to the pros
pects of Mr. HURLEY, although the testimony by
no means implicated him in the disgraceful trans
action. His nomination was not of the question—
and a general feeling seemed to prevail that it was
better to select s new man. So after a few ballot
ings, W. T. Morison of Montgomery county, re
ceived 106 votes, and was declared nominated
The result gave great satisfaction. Cameron and
Porter were both beaten, yet no one could claim a
victory. Mr. M. is very highly spoken of by thaw
who know him. He had been receiving one vote
during a score of ballottings
The astounding disclosure that money is used in
Conventions to effect his nominations should be of
warning to every Democrat. No one here believes
that the two . irresponsible tools who have been
made the scape-,goats of this bribing matter, are
the only noes to blame. A set of unprincipled
scoundrels have fastened themselves upon the dem- .
ocratic party, with no higher purpose than that of
plunder, and they do not scruple to attempt to effect
their ends by means of bribery. The democratic
party should - cast them off and disown them,
before it incurs-a load of odium by their presence
it cannot stand up under. It has got rid of them
for a season, by the disclosure here made, anti be
fore another Convention takes piare : to afford them
opportunity for their operations, an expression of
public sentiment should be made to rebuke and
The nomination of Col J. PORTER Buwt.sr for
Surveyor General, and EPHRAIM BANKS for Auditor
General, occupied the time of the Convention until
about Lt o'clock Friday evening, when the Com
mittee on resolutions made their report The mem
bers of the Convention by this time was complete
ly worn out, and anxious to burry through the bu
siness to be able to start for their homes in the
morning, and a motion to adjourn was lost. The
resolutions were then read. They are somewhat
lengthy, and contain among them the "Baltimore
platform " entire. The president of the Conven
tion, having vacated his seat, moved an amend-
ment to the slavery resolution, in the words of the
resolution adopted at Pittsburg last summer. Up-
on this motion he made an able speech, correctly
representing the North. In the course of his re
marks, he read the celebrated letter of Hon. James
Thompson (a member of the committee from whom
the resolutions emanated) written in 1848, claim
log to be the original and true Proviso-man him
self, and detailed a conversation with that - Hon
gentleman the same year, in which he claimed to
be as much entitled to the credit and honor of the
Proviso as Wilmot himself, having been one of its
originators, while circumstances made Mr. Wil
mot offer it. (This agrees exactly with Mr. Wil
mot's history of the origin of the Proviso.) He
was followed by Mr. Thompson, in explanation,.
who said that he adhered as firmly as ever to the
v prenciple he had advocated—and proceeded to prate
about "change of circumstences" and our " glo
rious onion" as an excuse for his recreancy. •
He was followed by Hese Fuze*, Chairman of
the Committee on Resolutions. A description of
Mr. F's. style of oratory is out of the question. A .
lorry-horse power of lungs combined with an ex
travagance of " muscular genius" have given him
the title of , the " war horse"—a not unapt designa
tion u far as style is concerned. His views of the
question now agitating the country aragultra-South
em. Brought up in the south, he looks upon the
peculiar institution as a blessing--and of course
tuts no patience with those who seel,, to prevent its
extension. He occupied the Convgition until 1
o :Jock, when the " previous question " wasealled,
further discussion cut oft—the resolutions adopted,
but few members voting upon the question, and
the Convention adjourned sine die.
Williamsport has been crowded with strangers
during.the setting of the Convention, and the tav
erns going unable to accommodate all, the citizens
have, with their usual hospitality, opened their
houses.to entenein them. Iri fact, the whole town
seems to have made a holiday of this rare occasion,
and everyone is visibly elated at the high honor
dope the e• everlasting state," by assembling the
Democratic Convention in its borders.
Q::7-Our absence, last week, prevented as from
noticing the factihat IL L Straw, bad made his ap
'pentanes in the columns of tbedVora Paawylvent
an, as part prOprietor and sole publisher. As Mr.
SHAW, graduated at this office, we should be pleas
ed to see him prosper, and trust that his compeer
union is commensurate with his sittudion.
Hen. P. C.T.istoes, wlia was appointed by the
Governor of South Catarina as it 8. Senator in
place et I. C. Clifton, died ,sto the 29th ult. - at
FROM : c S
► gisessep!isaison Ku.
ed its labOrsiand. 'candidates for •
now breathe deeper and freer. Al
but a wheel of finnine, where feet
ed to the lucky times only. It is t
that he who makei the boldest cal
bets the most noisy and confident
ties the longest parse, is the one to ,
winning figure; but the lucky one
found among the more modest an
The truth of this is fully verified
the late Convention. The nomin
Commissioner was deemed the m important of
any;. mid more competitiorsonte the lists for
that than all the others. Still the
to be divided among two or th
prominent until nearly the very e
wren a sadden turn of the wheel
the shade, and a more modest anti
but equally worthy candidate won anti
nomination for Canal_Comr
len upon Mr. Morison of Mont 4
and I have no hesitation in saying
circumstances, it was the very best
could batre been made. Mr. Mona
of the county in which he resides;
from a Virginia democrat of lam W
Jefferronian school, he has ever bd
consistent supporter of the principlei
his ancestors. His eattreordinary b 0
ty, added to his high moral worth e
fy him for the station; besides wh•
in the ranks of the democracy on
pay of the cliques or factions, whic
ly, sometimes divide and distract oo
ins nomination at this juncture mos
Mr. Morison is of the rank and
democrat who by a steady aillieret
dinal principles of his party, and a
non to the welfare of the Common
deared himself, not only to his o
the good the virtuous and patriotic
In addition to all this, he has still
on the north which entitles him t.
will ensure him their support. H
unyielding friend of the North : r
ask not that my assertions (altho.
fact) shall be taken as proof of thi
I am proud to refer to his votes, on
House, on that subject. During t
tern while a representative from
, Montgomery, the mass of whose
log no immediate advantages from
menus of the State, have been con
their opposition to all approptiati.
Treasury, to any of the branches, h
forth the champion and advocate o
of the North Branch canal. Unli
wise and great—in their own esti
been honored with seats in the 1
his knowledge upon the subject of
provement system is not confined
circle of his neighborhood, nor a
riled by the selfish and contra
fdlir constituents, who know no v
provementa other.than the direct
immediate profit of having them 1
Mr. Morison is fully " booked a
ject. He sees and appreciates t
the nortb r end the ultimate advent
monwealth of pursuing a speedy
the New York improvements. Hi
pansive, patriotic, and statesmand .
ed, u he undoubtedly will be, to
ize as much or more from his ent
public spirit than any other portio
Every man who claims the honore
ocrat, should rally to his support
the north, who values.the inierei
of the State more than party tra
■ helping hand.
The nomination of Ephraim
General is.equally fortunate. M
been bound among the consistent
wormy of the State. He has
people of his county in the Asse
and also in the reform ,Conventi
Constitution. He is emphat • all
and among citizens of his do
wealth, who know bim beri,
esteemed or dearly beloved. 11
man fitted for the place, with • c
perceptions and an honest bout,
the Commonwealth may safely
• Mr. Brawley, the candidate foi
al has been a member of the Ho)
tatives, and a member of the SU
the late Convention received a s
of votes to give him the earning
ties him to the support of the•uni
Rtor.—The laborers on relcCo
miles above this place, have •
work by the threats an) presence
borers from a section above, who
former to leave the line. On
Sherifl Dossms, with a posse,
"Cene of tlistedxmce, Ind followi
had fled at his approach,
twenty-eight, who were lodged i
At an examination held hero
cook, on Thursday, three of the
ing the leaders, were committed
The disturbance grows oat
which has divided Irishmen
which upon oor public worb is
with Manful consequences. It
learn by the hoe disturbance on
(0-The last " North P • ;
letter from Au Dtuocu, F 4 "l-1
fying intelligence that the state
ed the 41250,000 for the North
which ends as follows:—"Ilo
more beneficial this result
movement or measure." N.
ock's opinion, we,imagine it
ferenee ; bat we mist confess it‘
what connection there is beta
and the North Branch Canal!
if the Treasury bad been "mitt,
could have been applied towe l
"proviso" would have been
wisdom of sans men is
Ceneeetetre U. 8. Sigurroe.
tempt was made to elect
'esetteeiilatore oi• Wednesday
easter zip dialog received 98
er all pehties ie
. - .,lliutsannta,
at all certain
' land 'Ton the
don for Canal
is of the most
se of balloting,
(eft them all in
/loner has fal
(hat, under the
is a native
( en a firm and
h, he wands
r ile, a scorking
Ice to the car
ealth, has en- -
n party, but to
It all classes.—
other claiin np•
their favor, and
• is a decided,
ranch canal. I
I know the
the floor of the
- two last win
the county of
latent in their
from the State
has ever stood
e many of the
or internal lot
to. the narrow
is actions con
ed views of a
lue to State im.-
t their own door.
" on this sob
~ e to the Com
views are ex
ice, and if elect
north will real-
rprize and active
of the State.—
name of Dem
and every man in
i s of his portion
!mete eliould lend
nks for Aoditer
. Banks has ever
and radical de
bly of the State,
n to amend the
an honest man,
of the tomenon-
I e ts more highly
seems jest the
r timid, brilliant
the interests of
I. - confided to his
, se of Reresen
te Senate, and at
I tion l which anti
's section, three
of a NO) , of !a
bed ordered the
roceeded to the
g the rioter who
oil in capturing
. justice Pander•
and the remain•
l of the old fend,
• often renewed
was excited we
.e lower part of
reektn" contain a
taming the griti
. Mews had repon
`Branch canal, and
moth prouder and
L . any, "promo
, as to Asa Dien
! es not efig's di
- es os, to know
the 11 pm/is*"
We suppose then
, and not a cent
it . oar canal,—the
i came. Verily the
inar Y I
An insfaatial at
in tta Commit
, • Taney, dem.
Dawn Rosscar,—The store of Mesarti. Myr•
lays, at West Burlington, in this county; was brok
en into and robbed inn* [day" - sin* of $250 in
money, tm4 mast of the light and. Mau* gneds it
contained. Sospittion rats upon two :individuals
who went abeit the store daiing the day, isho
der pretence of wishing ai go into laminas, and
:enquiring Whether the proprietors would dispose of
,the !tom, were allowed to examine the premises.
I The same evening, a hole was bored iii, the cellar.
door, the bolt drawn, and the more entered. Tim
villains had evidently proceeded cooly to the work
—candles being found where they bad lighted them,
and a batcher.kuihs upon the counter. They pro.
ceeded kir thence to the tavern' of Mr. Godard,
entered thProom where young Mr. Godard and the
clerk was sleeping, rifled their pockets, took a
trunk of the former into the street, where it was
found in the morning, the best of the clothing it
contained, with some $29 in specie, being miss.
Altogether, this is the most daring robbery ever
committed in this county. , Ourcidzens would do
well to severe their premises. ins safe manner, u
such robberies seem to be of frequent occunence.
An attempt was made the next evening to enter
the wore ofT. Maxwell, at Troy, by a man who.
raised' the back window of the store, immediately
by the bedside of the clerk, who being awakened
alarmed the robber, who made tracks.
();:r The letter of our Harrisburg correspondent,
last week was most shockingly mangled by the
composit3r—so much so to to be nearly unintelli
gible in places. The news it contained, however,
was none the less gratifying to Ike people of Brad
De em& State Ceaveatiet
MIATORIAL DELEGATI, £XD DISTRICIIII.
tat. Philadelphia bleNinaey, Dan'i.
2d. Phi addistia canary—Wm. Henwood, W. I.
Fazan, James W. T. McAllister.
3d. Montgomery—Geo. W. Jacoby.
4th. Chester and Delaigare—J. T. Worthington.
sth. Bala—Joel Ritter.
6th. Bucks—Paul Ap lebangh.
7th. Lancaster and yr= Zimmerman,
Bth. Salty&di, Carbon and Mama—B. & Schoo
9th. A'o 4q on and Lehigh--Thos. Sister._
10th. S , Wayne and Wyoming—W. C.
11th Bradford and Toga--Samnsl Dickerson.
12th. Looming, Clinton, Sullivan .and Centre—
Ira D. Canfield.
13th. Loam* and Columbia--sley Roat.
141 h. Northumberland andAnsphirk—Wm. L. De
15th. Mifflin, Juniatiand Union—W. P. Cooper.
16th. Perry air C'umbaiand—George Blanes
17th. York—James M. Anderson.
lath. Frtniklin and Adams—Joel B. Danner.
19th. Huntingdon, I3edford and Blair—A. P.
20th. Clearfield, Indiana, Casebrinandifrmatrong
—R. P. Linton.
21st. Westmoreland and Senterad—Wm. Jack.
22d Fayette and GrMste—Wesley Frost.
24th. Allegheny and Bit/Pr—John-Coyle.
25th. &aver, Mercer and Lawrence—John N.
26th. Crawford sad Venango—Vincent Phelps.
27th. Dris—John Galbraith.
28th. Warren, Jefferson, Clarion, Potter and Me,
Kean- 7 John Hastings.
IRE/MI:SENT/LT*llg DELSOATIM DUITILICIIL
Adams—Wm. R. Stewart.
Alle,ehemi—C. Barnett, David. Lynch, A. Black,
Broil ord—B. Laporte, E. 0. Goodrich.
—Joseph Filler, Hiram , Lents.
Beaver—D. Bois, Thome" J. Power.
Beth—B. Tyson, Lewis Fronk, George Smith,
A. M. Sallaile.
Blair—(Voted out.) '
Butler—Amos N. blyleit.
Autb—Noah Shall, David Evans, Caleb E.
Crauford—Wm. Porter, W. M'Langhlin.
Centre and Ckarfield 7 , Wm. H. Blair, Wm. W.
Chester—Major M'Veigb, John Hickman, G. W
Co!ltalia—John 3. Fullmer.
Cumberimil—Bamoel Woodburn, J. C. Dunlap.
Daupitin--Thomas B. McCord, Jeremiah Bar
Erie—James Thompson, Geo. H. Cutler.
Payne—Wm. Hatfield, Daniel Keine.
Frasatfin—Gen. W. Breuer.
Huntiagdon—Thomas P. Campbell.
Jefferson, Clarion mid natangri—Arnold Plamet
Wm. T. Alexander.
Lehigh, and Carbon — Wil liam H. Boller, Solomon
Luzerne—E F. Seibert, Wm. loons.
Lancaster—Jacob B. Amwake,
John M. Den
ial), Charles M. Johnson, John Bowie°, James
lying, Mike ea Potter—Oliver Watson
MOM—Joseph A lesander.
Meetsvieohn C. Smith, A. H. Tippin, 8
Mercer—John Ewe, Wm. S. Garvin.
Northampton meet Monroe—lL E. James, W.
Pkdadelpiis a! Peter Callan, Chas. 3. Barnes
John Scott, Dv. T. J. P. Stoke*, Dr, Wm. P. Lam
.Abram,. Wen. Green ,
John Cher:John G. Brenner Denims Lamont, C:
1.. Carpenter, 3. S. Donahae,:lesse H. Maul.
SanteLein—Michael Weaver, Chas. Friday.
Susquehamut and Wyonting—C. M. Gers, N.
Wasisington—John Moore, Richard Donaldson.
Westmarekmd—Johil Fausold, James Keenan,
jr, John Snodgram.
Warren and McKean—James L. Gillis.
Wayneand PikCharles F. RpeOng.
Union and Juniata—J. K. Dawes. E. D. Crawford.
York--James E. Buchanan, B. Gagunill, John
Futsrr DAT, May 29th.
Tte delegates elected to the democratic State
Convention assembled at the 'Court Houie today,
at II o'clock. General A. P. WILSON, of H.
ins don, Was oniuiimously chosen Presidentpro rem,
and Wm /sat, of Westmoreland, Ww. H. FAGAL
of Philadelphia comity. F. W. GRAYSON of
intern were appointed Secretaries. A list wasthen
prepared from the credentials of the delegates,
when some debate gamed upon the subject of the
disputed seats, but before the question was deter
-mined, the Convendoe adjourned until hill' paw
A medic. to admit both diens of Deleon Bois
Blair eamiy, was mob and der sane diirseion
war' inil4nhey postponed. A resolution weethen
' 61 4 40 4, tram the several
Sisationel Ditties!,aeitica. s eosauhiti mpg so
the number of Senators allOired, kor,.the purpose of
Sleeting officers for the pemnutent organization of
.theConventioni for which purpose doe - Convention
took a teCOSIF of half an boor. The,comnidtee-to
itnniriattiofileers, upon the re4satimbling of eke
Convent 6, was onnomwed as follows: -
Messrs.,W. Alexander; Slack Buthanati,-'Bonts,
CinfieW, Carlton. Carmony, Carpenter, ,Cutler,
Danner. Davis, Deniddion, J. C. Dunlap: Garvin,
Green, Hiviland, Hickman,Houstondimes, Dons
Laporta t Lent; McAllister, . McCord, McCaslin,
Tipp; Ward, Wright.
Mr. CALUI E. Wallows, Chairman .of the com
mittee to select-officers, repotted as follows:
President—HENßY S MAGRkW of Alleghe
ny. • •
ree Presidents—JohnFaiwold; James Keenan
Wm. C. Ward, Joseph Baily, Solomon Fogle, Jas. ,
M. Anderson, Wm. L Delman,. David Boles, Geo.
W. Jacoby, Dr. WM. R Stewart, Joint q. Donahue,
Wm. Hestwood, Dennis Lemixn, Robert P. Linton
Wesley Frost, Major MiVitagb,- Wm.lll. Blair. Jo.
seph. Filler, Dr. J. T. P. Stokes, Dr. Wm. Penn
Lambert, Benjamin Tyson; Wm. H. Butler, John
Coyle, J. S. Fullmer, Wm. P. - Cooper, Arnold Plu
mer, J. Galbraith, John L. Gillis, Col. S. Dickerson,
Noah Shull; John Moore, Cyr** Zimmerman, Sam
So:Warier—Wm. Jack, A. N. Meylert, R. E
James, Geo. W. Pierce, Geo. W. Brewer, C. M.
Johnston. Chas. Barnett, Robed Gemmill, Wm. H.
Fagan, Geo. S Carter, Joel Ritter, Spencer Sboe
maker, T. W: Grayson, Thomas B. M'Cord.
The Convention the proceeded to vote for can
didates for Canal Commissioner, as follows:
Messrs. Anderson, Bohm, Brewer, Buchanan,
Canfield, Davis, Dewan , J. C. Dunlap ; Durbin,
Filler, Fmiley, Fogle, Fronk, Frost, W. Foihner,
Gemmill, Graham, Hamer, Hatfield, Haab, Lentz,
Linton, MrConl, Maynard, Power, Ritter, Geo.
Smith. Sallade, Stewart, Tyson, Weaver, Watson,
Woodbom-33 voted for Emma, B. Honer.
Meteors. Bailey, Barnett, Black, Blattenberger,
Bullman,Cannony, Coyle, Danner, Fans)ld, Gere,
Goodrich, Hickman. Jack, Keenan, Kidney Koons,
Laporte; Lynch; MlLaughlin, M'Veagh, Magraw,
Minds. Over&ld, Pierce, Porter, Seybert, Snod
grass, Ward. Wonhington, Zimmerman.-30 voted
for biIIAROD STRICKLAND
Messrs. Abraham, Jos. Alexander, Burrs, But
ler, Carpenter, Callan. Donaldson, Fagan, Flitcnift,
Grayson, Haviland, Helmond, Lambert, Lamont,
M'Neny, M' Allister, J. Moore, Scott, Shall, Stakes,
Über, Wright.-23 voted tor Faaszian VANZOIT.
Messrs. W. Tt Alexander, Blair, Carbon, Cutler,
Garvin, Galbraith, Gillis, Hastings, Hoge, Lyman,
D. W. Moore, McGuffin Plainer. Phelps, 'lmp
son.-15 voted for SzniCcovsa.
Messrs. Applebaugh, Dickerson, Evans, J. S
Fullmer, Jacoby, Meylert, Roat, Shoemaker, J. C
Smith, A. H. Tippin,-1C voted for War. T. Bios
Meows. Amwake Bowl, J M Dunlap, Dunlap,
Frazer, Houston, J ohnston,-6 voted for Parra
Mount. Brenner, Donahue, Greien,-3 voted for
Ws . 3. HALLowria..
Messrs. Coolbstogh, Ratter, James, Sletor, Schoo
nover, Spering,-6 .voted for JOHN H. BRODHL*D.
Messrs. Campbell, Wilson,-2 - voted for JOHN
CRIMMLL. ' f
Wawa. Crawford and Cooper,—voted for Beta
Ballots, 2d 3d 4th
Robley, 38 42 44
Strickland, ' 32 33 39
Vansant, 23 : 23 22
Clover, II 9 7
Motrison, 9 8 9
Martin, 7 6 3
Hallowell, " 1 4 2
Oleo, 2 - . 2 2
Brodhead, - 6 2
After the 4th ballot had been announced, Mr.
Rusts Fuzes, moved the appointment of a com
mittee of nine, to draft reaclutionz for the consid
eration of the Convention, which motion was
adopted, and Messrs. Frazer, Ritter, Hotter, Wil
son, Lynch, Thompson, Flamer, Kaine, and Dan
ner, appointed said committee.
The Convention then *dimmed until half past
ti o'clock, to-morrow mointrv.
The Convention met and consumed the entire
forenoon in balloting, without effecting a choice, as
assures. 6th 6th 7th 6th *lk 10th 11th 12th 13th
Robley, 49 63 63 62 63 61. 63 63 63
Strickland, 36 41 43 66 46 46 47 46 44
Valmont, 23 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19
Morison, 11 10 9 9 12 10 10 10 11
Martin, 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Creswell, 1 2 2 , 1
Okss, • 2 (Withdrawn.)
Adjourned till 2 o'clock, P. M.
sax. 14th 1 6th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Hubley, b 4 66 55 56 66.67 69 59
Btrieklant .43 44 44 43 41 33 32 32
Vanss.st. 23 23 23 21 26 34 33 37
Mortal a, k 6 7 5 2 2 2 • 1
Martin, 1 1 1 1 2 It 1 1
Creswell, ~ $ 1 3
Mier the 21et ballot the Convention adjourned to
meet at 8 o'clock this evmiing.
Mr. Hickman, of Chester, made a statement to
the Convention, in reference to the qualifications
and claims of Jaws Sraiceuisto, for the office of
Canal Commissioner, and thanked the delegates
who had supported him, for their votes, but de
clined withdrawing his name for a candidate.
Mr. Johnson, 'of Lancaster, then rose and stated
to the convention, that bribes bad been offered to
delegates to obtain their, votes, and charged that
corruption of the, grossest kind could be proved
against certain individuals whom he did not name.
Upon being prespied to - do so, he referred to Mr.
Donahue, of Philadelphia county, to substantiate
his statement, whereupon the delegate alluded to
appeared before the convention, and.. threw down
upon the table in hunt of the President, eighty dol
lars, saying, " there , the money is, I despise it."—
Another delegate. Mr. Green, also from Philadel l
phia county, announced aloud that-he had also re
ceived one hundred dollars from the same MUM.
These statements threw the convention into thii
utmost confusion and excitement, and a motion to
appoint a committee to inveitiele the whole mat
teriitin was adopted without ob . The commit
tee consnee of Maim hi, Phase; Stokes,
Frail, and Bailey. The Tendon than ad
journed unfil 8 o'clock to-morrow. •
Friday, May 31, 3 P., M.
Upon the meeting of the Convention, this morn
ing, it was found that the Committee appointed last
evening to investigate the charges of - corruption
ud bribery, preferredly Mr. Johnson Wit not pre.
wed to report. The order Of businless, that of bal
loting for Canal Commissioner, was therefore post
poned, and the asks:don of a Stith Committee
made, consisting of twenty. four, by the Delegates
of the respective Congressional distncts, and seven
residing in or near Harrisburg, by the officers of
the Convention. E A Co rresponding Committee of
three, was also ippointed by the delegates, for
each county of the State.. The convention then ad
joumed ur.til 2 p m.
AI I 7IIIIIOOX Ammon.
The committee appointed. last night to investi.
gate the bribery std corruptiOn charges, made re•
port in writing, fatly exonerating all the candi.
dates from any improper: conduct or interference
with the delegates, bin denouncing in the )revevatt
terms two persons, Memo. Rankn land Overshlbe,
of Philadelphia who it was•proved, had attempted
to corrupt dtlega* phyla; them money to m
ama* their votes, me vepoti, slier kwann de.
bate, was adopted enanintbesty. The Convention
then remade_ dto vote for a candidate for Canal
Thursday, May 30.
sAturrs. Itihr ~ad 24,5 =0 2GUI
Dobler • 66. 64 60 25
Strickland, • -81 811 .15 4
63 • 81' 30 , 20 if
Morison, 8 8 13 4$ 1*
10 " 10 16
- ••1 1 . 1
The Provident annommed that W.T.MOIIISON,
of Montgomery county, was duly nominated the
'Democratic candidata ' for Canal Conamieeke e ,
and on motion, his nominations for Surveyor Go b :
eial,lhol**entionlabits noose of One key, b e .
fore proceeding to ballot for a candidate' for th at
Convention met and proceeded to billet for a
candidate for Surveyor General; which resulted
SWAM% Ist 2d sd 4th 6.11- 64 1
Brairley • 25- 46 66 66 63 - 71
Carpenter, .. 17 _32 4% 47 47 6,
16 27 32 25 '4611617es
Watson, 111 11. witbdrawt..
Ives, • • a 15
Jackson, 9 -
Marks, 5 .
Bailey, 5 -
Montgomery, # •
Madden, 1 •
Col. 3. P. 11RAWLEY, of Cnnwford twenty, hay.
ing received a majority of all the setae 'liven war
proclaimed brthe President duly lamrsited for
the office of Sorseyor General.: ! .
The Convention then ptoceeded to the *mins.
lion of a candidate for. Auditor General. The bah
Toting resulted•as follows:
Ist pastor. ' .2nd 11•14/0Z
Banks, • SO Banks; IT
Gatarie„ 24 Beollie. • 40
Whalen. • 17 Whalen, Is
Beaumont, 10 Beaumont . g
Dougherty. ' _
Forsyth, 7 , ,
Arra, strong; ' 1 .
Kline., • •It
A majority of all the votes given being in Savor
of Hon EPHRA!M BANKS, of County, he
was declared by the President.duly !lamina* for
the office of Auditor General
COL Race FALAZZAI-Or Lancaster county, fromths
Committee on resolutions, ".reported, and after
several ineffectual attempts to amend, and a fall
and animated diseuesion of their merits, the re.
port was adopted.
After the disposition of sundry questions of
nor importance, the Convention, at half past 12 e.
clock, P. M., adjourned six/ die.
CAULORNIA Niws.-By the arrivl of the Crewed
City on Saturday last, we have three weeks later in.
telligence from the Pacific. The newageneially e
important and interesting. Considerable excis
meni, politically, was manifest in San Francisco at
the recent election of county officers its that place.
The celebrated Texan Ranger, Col. Jack Haysobe
Pacific News informi us, was! elected Sheriff of San
,Francisco, on an indepimdent ticket, by two Moos
and majority. Most the county officers elected
were Demuciats. The Crescent City brought 5200,.
000 in gold dust, in the hands of passengers. ,A
meeting of merchants of San Francisco had been
held for the purpose of regulating the prive of goki
duet * advancing its value from 416 to 517. and-en
deavoring to establish, it as a currency. A large
fire had occured in Sacramento; loss 565,000.
The Legislatuie it was supposed would adjourn on
Monday next. The accounts from the gold mines
ate verry encouraging, and they still appear idea
haustable. New placers had recently been discover
ed. at which the miners, were all doing well,' Emi•
grants were still pouring in from all quarters of the
globe, and everything appeared in a flourishing
condition. Some atention is now being id "to .
Agriculture, and travellers through the count ex
press the belief that the richness of the aril is not
surpassed by. the famed bottoms of the Min. ;pin,
or the river lands of Texas
Oz:r The Calphin claim furnishes a atrikin ha ,
tory of the malts of persevering log-rolling.
It was rejected over and over by the Georgia Leg.
It was rejected by the House of thiUnited Swett
It was rejected by the Senate.
It was passed in an equivocal form by log-rol
The principal was paid by the Seamy of the
The interest was refused by him..
It was refused by Comptroller McCulloch.
It as rejected by Comptroller Whittlemy.
It was ordered by Attorney General Johnion:
It was paid by Secretary Meredith. ..
limas pocketed by Secretary Crawford. .
Sxu is Norco.—The Legislature passed a law err
the 16th of• April last, which is to go into operation
on the 21st.of Atgost nest making it unlawful for
any person in this State, under a penalty of twenty.
Bee dollars, one half to go to the informer, and the
other half to the count), to pass notes of a les de•
nomination than five dollar! .that are not pennsyl•
imolai currency Corporation, 'ere subjected to
fine of five hundred dollars, and public officers oaf
hundred dollars for a violation off the Fame law.
The trial of BAIMIIIiD M. Msaine, tor sheet .
the little girl Davis, at Coining, in December last,
was commenced on Thetaday afternoon last, and
concluded Fuday night. Thejury rendered a rer•
dict of acquittal, on the ground . that the shootiog
was accidental. • The case on the part of the
ple was conducted by the District Any., A. P. For•
ris; and the Messrs. Herron. W. Irvine, and W.
Barites for, the defence.
Maleacauserni Enacnoir.—The following re
the complete returns of the recent blectioe in Ith
Ccmuressionel District of Massacbusetta :
Palfrey, F. S.. Thompson, W. Scattering.
4,970 . 4,661. 809
Mr. IPalfie7 falls shod of ;an election jot-500
votes. At the March trial he lacked 2,649 votes of
Mr. Es-Shenker 13ser. says the Pennsylvania;
has been offered . : dinner, by contain gentlemen
Danville, which he, with true Cesar-like modefh
declined. A meeting was subsequently held st the
same place . at which he was applauded as a model
of integrity and propriety.' There is a valor is cis
public endorsement an the part of times who Po'
ticipaled in it,and a coy simplicity on the put of
_recipient, which are refinshing in these kittft
There was a small bun out on SetSrday s4b l
and Suallay mommg upoa Snodgrass, ON a fe w
miles above this pima. On Sunday they Ivo
busy in flogging oil the weaker party, tearing down
shanties, Zr, when %evil Jackson made his appe:
mice, and on being inhumed by that p t=
functionary- that unless they an
their depredaticm,- they would be lucked up as fadt
theY concluded to take his advice and wired
RIOT AT Amearox.—there has been, a rt
baulwamongst the Irish,ou the Leggin's Gap
road, in Abington township Many of the band ,
from the North Branch, the Iron Works and 0 40
places joined them, Womberingin all about
On Thor day last three were killed and a camber
aossatabloto Solos.. A ttaolOt Zzoostloos!
H - _ nooolpto. lizoouttosoi
Ilimusiono, ,i k . " . Ortragges.
ihibipatuot t . •- istoffi
-Punted oosopenor paper s ** gas at* Am .1.4 01 0"
every &scripting', primed to odor.
this wksisifilig . Borall just prints4g ai
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