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Democratic State Conviatioa.
Maw or Hovse tat REPRE•CNIAO'P I i
itterisburi, MO 8; 1884.: t s
The members of the Detnnekle Stale Conceit
ion assembled in the Hall of the Hoine of Repre
sentative, and were called to order by W. 1..
HIRST. Chairman of the Some Central Committee,
at ten o'clock, A. M
Messrs. Prelates. Pc FRANCi CHO.I"
711. were nominated and chosen as Secretaries.
When the list of delmotes were called over, it
was a•cerairsed that every 'district in the State was
Mr McKeever appeared to contest the veal of
Mr Manly. from the senatorial District composed .
of the counties id Chester and Delaware.
A motion was made that Mr Manly be admitted
as a delegate from they thau tot.
A motion was made to amend, by substituting
the name of Mr. M'Keever.
The contestants were heard, each man making a
The question was taken on the amendment, ad
mitted Mr. M Keever; and it watt not agreed to.
Mr. Manly was then admitted.
Mr Gillis moved that a committee of the !Prieto•
rial delegates be appointed tot. the purpose of no
minating permanent officers for the Convention.
The motion was amended, so u to give the de
legation from each district the power of choosing a
member of the committee, and the full wing gen
demen were chosen to compose emit' committee:
Messrs. Wm. Badger, Henry Conroy, E. (1
Webb, Samuel G. Kinz, Joseph Deal. Charlet , Mist,
Charles D Manly, Charles Hunter, Henry Trozell.
Geo. Sanderson, A. R. Bonnier, Isaac Parker, Jo.
sephF. Newhard, Wm. F W.,nd. John S. Rowe,
Dr. John Awl, Wm. F. Weer, John A Gamble.
Jesse Crawford, Samuel P Collins, John. Brisbin,
James L. Gillis, Joho W. Shugart, W. M. Batton.
Joseph P. Patterson, I C. Dunn. 1 C. Stewart. J
A. Jackman. A H Criffroth. J E Bonham, TN F..
Moroan,..l. %V. Pa ter , A Mtinney and B. Kelly.
Mi. Chase moved that a committee be appointed
from theimeveral districts, fur the purports of drafting
resolutions for the consideration of the Convention.
Mr. Hamlin moved that the consideration of the
revolutions be postponed until the final organization
of the Convention; which was agreed to.
The Convention took a receet until twenty min
utes put 12 o'clock.
When the. Convention re Resembled, Mr John
A Gimble from the committee on officers, made
the following report : •
PETER C. SHANNON
William 1. Hint, Hogh Mooney, A,lbert.El Ash
Inn; AndreeLliloble; James .F. Nirholas, Joint Smith.
Edward J Lauman, Daniel B Ks"; Levi Balsa
ms'', Jacob t.. Gross.-Jacob Donahaner, Andrew
Patterson, Henry C. Lnngnecker, J H. Walker. Jo
el B Danner,- Daniel Monet, B R Petriken, Hen
ry (Ninth , Jas. W. Rhoads, H. L Scott, Timothy
Ives, J. Y. James Jim. R. Brae-ley,: David Übell,
Mathew Harbison, James Sall-but y. Lewis Roberts,
Jon. P. Reed, Wm. T. Alexander. Philip Hillt nth,
Robert F. Thompson, Benjamin Chino, and Math.
Robert W. Jones, Wm S. Amweg. D. R. Will.
isms, Jo° S. Rhoads, John Buskin, Alex. M'Kin•
ney, David H. Raker, W. P. Laird, Charles liar
mer, Jesse Patterson, and Stephen Taylor.
The report of she commiue was adored.
The President was conducted to she chair, and
addressed the Convention in an appropriate man.
On motion of Mr. Gillis, the roles of the House
of .Representatives were adopted for the govern.
ment of the Meyers:ion.
On motion ol'Mr. Chace, the convention proceed
to the consideration of the resolution pros iding for
the appointment of a committee on-.resolutions.
Mr. Roberts moved to amend, by giving the
President the power of appointing one from each
Senatorial district, to compose the committee
Mr. Gillis moved io amend the amendment, by
making the committee consist of nine members, to
be appointed by the chair.
The amendment to the amendment was not
The amendment to the resolution was then adopt
The resolution as amended was agreed to.
The Convuion assembled at 2 o'elork - .•
The PrestdeWinnotmced that nominations for
Governor were in order, whereupon
Mr. W. L Hirst moved that William Bigler be
nominated by acclamation.
Mr. Alexander M'Kinney objected ; when
Mr. Hint nominated Wm. Bigler.
Mr. MAinney g' Thoe S. Sell.
A WWI waa then had with, the following molt,
Messrs. Ahl, Alexander, Amweg, Ashton, Bad
ger, Brady, Baker, Barr. Barron, Bonham; Boar2h
ter, Bran.ley, Breen, Brisben, Brosbet %rodie, By.
erly, Can, Carrot, Chase Christ, Coflroth, Coll ns,
Conroy, Crawford, Cr:ley, Danner . Deal De France,
Dick, Donohauer . Doughiy, Dunn, Eldred, Elkin,
Gamble, Gillis, Gilligan, Gilmore, Grinder, Gross,
Hamlin, Harbison, Harmer, Holt, Hemphill, Hull
bish, C. Hirst, W. 1.. Hirst, Kurz, King, Kant;
Laughlin, Leaman, Linn, Lipencon, M'Coy,
M'Farlane, Mateer, Maxwell,
Morgan. Mooney, Motter, Teed, Nichols. Noble,
Orlady, Parker, Dr. A. Patterson, J. P. Patterson,
Jesse Patterson, Pauly, B R.. Petriken, J. M B
Petriken, Pettit, Plummer, Pritcher, Putnam, Re
ker, Reed Roily, Rhoads, Routh, Roberts, Rom,
Rowe, Salisbury, Sanderson, Sassaman, Schell,
Schoonover, Scott, Seiler. Shannon, Sherwood, Shi
mae, Shugart, Smith, J. C litewan, W. M. Stewart,
Taylor, Thompson, Troxell,l'idball, Walton, Wart.
man, Webb, Whallon, Williams, Wilson, Wood,
Workinger, Wright, Yost and Yong--128, voted
for WILLIAM BIGLER.
Mews. Conk, Longnecker, fil*Kinney, Neihan
and Shields—S, voted for Trio &s S BELL
William Bigler having received a majority of
rotes, was deislaired the nominee of the Democrat
ic party for Goutrnor.
A motion wits then made, that the nomination be
dhelared unanimous • which was not agreed io,
Mr. fdiCinney, of W estmorland, voting,/in the ne
On motion of Mr. Wilson, the Honorable Jere.
mist' S Black wait nominated by acclamation, ao
the Democratic candidate for Judge of the Supreme
The Convention then ,proceeded to nominate
candidates for Canal Commilmioners as follows:
Henry S. Mott, Chester Thomas,
John H. Philips, George Scott.
David Fulwood, Jno. B Beck,
Daniel L Sherwood, David Lamy,
Jacob Erdman, Joseph Edwards.
The games of David Fulwood and Chester Thom
to were withdrawn before a vote was taken.
The Convention then proceeded ,to To e, as fol.
Messrs. Ahl, Amweg, Ashton, Badger, Barker,
Ban, Bonghter. Breen, Brodie, Byerly, Conroy,
Danner, Deal, Donahauer,
Doughty, Eldred, Grits
der ; Grow , Halt, Harmer, Hays, C Hint,
W. L. Hint, Innis, Kama, King, Laughlin,
Al'Phail, Mooney, Mauer, Need, Nichola s, Noble,
Jos. P. Patterson, B R. Petriken, Penh, - Plommer,
Pritchard, Raker, Reily, Bhos.la,Bowe, Sanderson,
Schell, Schoonover, Taylor, Thompson, Tidball,
Waltman, Warman, Webb. Whallon, Wilson and
Wend-56, voted for Hcnav S
Messrs Alexander, Brawley. Brishin, Chase,
Christ, Collins, Elliott, Gilmore, Lippencott, Mires
lane, M rxwell , Orlady, Putnam, Ran*, Rooth,
Scott, Workings, Wright, Yost and Your.g-20,
work] for OW. SCOTT.
Mime. ambito', Dick, Gillis. Hamlin, Jackman
Vemoe Linn, Maws:, Ikea, Roberto, Sherwood,
Shield., Shugart and Botithas43, !reed for DASIZI.
_L. Summar& • I •
Veil" itriibS4l C. _.lr!TelPhlM'HUntit; Ken,
Kink, 'Laird; bllttrgag, NMllattsiebr- A. Psiletaoit,
Jesie 'Patterson; ftsitly,tßeiliirliand-Shitiler—.l4,
email for Irk For .z.r
;Bleary' %arm Cgoit; Crawford, De-
FtMee e, toes, AtitrU, Postai fid*Kinut7r
'irkar and 1° At 'O.• Petitltethi-121:voted tor J.
B. Bar. • •
Messrs Batty, Pima; 111..thirothlalishory , Shin
nati; J C:Stervart.lV.-31:-.Siewart_end Williams—
vo•ed for bona H Pinups. , •
Maoris Ltaigneetter. Rom, Batsman and Trot.
s:l—d, voted for Jacoi Eaortaik
Mean! Harrell, limpecker, Rom, ,Baeraman
soil Trozell-5, 'toted fix Iserw i gaultwas
• Messrs Criley, addition; Unman and Manly
—l, voted fur .Is.agria Enwaiusk
No candidate haviiig riceiiiittrilniSirrity of all
the vcres, there was therefore no nomination.,
On MGIIOII, the conyertiouproe,foo •to a second
vote, as fllows: _
Metre. Alit; Atexander, Amin. Ashton, Bad
ger, Biker, Burr, Brady, Barron, Bmlghter, Brew
lew, Breen,Brodie, Byerly, Confab, Cunroy, Craw
fool, Criley, Danner, Deal ,
. Dunahatier, Doughty,
Dorn. Eldred, Elliott,' Grinder,' Growl, Harbison,
Hart tell, Harmer. lisp, Huh, flemphill, Hillbish,
C Hirst... W. L. Hint, Innis, Jotter, Kautz, King,
Kerr, lAird, Laurthlin, Limpencott, M'Coy,
MThail. Mooney, Morgan, Molter, Need,
Nicholas Noble, Marty, Parker, Jni. P. Pat onion,
Jesse Paterson, Parley, B. R. Petriken. Penh Plum
ineyrritchard, Raker, Reed, Reily, Roath, Rowe,
Salisbury, Sandemon, Schell, Schoonover. Shannon,
J. C. Stewart, W. L Stewart, Taylor, Thompf yn,
Tidball, Walton, %Portman Webb*, Whitton, Will
iams, Wilson and Wood-83, voted for Ham S.
Moons. Brisibin, Binbert, Chriot. Conks,
Giltillan, Gilmore; Hower, Kgiz. Line. M'Fat lane.
Manly. Maxwell, J M B Periken, Putnam; J. W.
Rhoads, :icon, Workinger, Wright, Yost and
young -20, voted for Gan Sense.
bligara Bonham. Cook, Dick, Gamble, Gillis.
Hamlin, hes, Jackman. Samar, Unman, Umn,
Mateer, J P. Rhoads, Roberts. Sherwood, Shields,
Shugart and Smith-18, •ote.l for I) I. Sncawooo.
Mrasrr Carml, De France, Neihart, Dr. Andrew
Patterson, Seder and Shimer-14 voted for Wm.
HIMIT S. Mom of Pike county. having received
a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly
A motion was made by Mr Henry Sherwood, of
flops, that the nomination be unanimous; which
was not agreed to, several delegates voting in the
The President then announed the following
'committee on rewohniuns
Ilih ilieiriet—K B. Chase, Chairman.
I. W 1.. Hirst, 13. E lie Bonham,
Daniel Barr, 14. J. M B. Peiriken,
2. .Jos Deal, 15. James Carroll,
S G. King, 18. James Maxwell,
Jos..Lippeneoit,.. 18. James L Gillis,
3. Michael . Hamill, 19. R M De France,
4. Jno Gilfillin, 20. Murray Whallon,
5. Samuel L. Young, 21. David Tii!bah,
6. Thos. Ross. 22. John C. Dunn,
7. Wm. T. M'Phail, .1. C. Stewart,
H, R Floughier, 23. Lewis Roberts,
S. Dr. C Seiler, 21. Wm. P.
9. S. C. Shriner, 25. Jonathan G,intler,
to. B Schoonover, 26. C C Hemphill,
11. Jon. Rowe, 27. Wm. A Cook.
12. Daniel Molter, 28. B Reilly.
The Convention then took a reeves for one
When the. Convention re assembled, 'a motion
was made to adjourn to 7 o'clock ; which wu not
On motion, the officers of the Convention were
appoinied a committee to inform theperaota norm
noted of th• it nomination.
On motinn of Mr. A. H. Coffroth t it was ordered
that the President appoint • State Central Corn.
On motion, Moore. Jones, Gamble and M'Kinney
were appointed a committee to wait upon the com
mittee on resolutions, and ascertain at what time
they would be ready to report.
After tome time, the committee returned, and re
ported that the committee on resoiutions would be
ready to report in .en minutes.
At the expiration of twenty minutes, the com
mi:tee on resolutions returned. and made the fol.
lowing report, through their chairman, Mr. Chase:
Resolved, That the selection of Wituan Donate
by the voice of this Convention, a. the standard
bearer of the Democracy in the next Gubernatorial
contest, is not only in accordance with the wells.-
"'Wished usages of the party, b t a well-merited
tribute to his eminent worth, integrity and ability.—
His entire administration has been characterized by
an unselfish devotion to the best interests of the pen.
ple. The Democracy will hail his ronominatic.n with
delight. and:will ratify the action of this Convention
by his triumphant election.
Resolved, That the last annual message of Gov.
[Sigler. is a public document of unusual strength
and ability, exhibiting, with the_greatest candor
and fidelity, the actual financial condition of the
Commonwealth. In this frank and manly exhibit,
ors have aisuraoce that the public interests of the
people are entrusted to a safe and competent Essen.
Resolved, That whilst there is so much in the mes.
Sage of Ooe. Bigler to excite one admiration and
pride for the exhaustless wealth of the State and the
high degree of prosperity enjoyed by the people, we
should not be insensible to the importance of a rigid
economy in every departmentof the government.—
It is in this that we have the 'immure that the pub
lic money is not misapplied, and a just foundation
for the confidence that public engagements will be
cheerfully met by the people.
Rooked, That upon the subject of the currency,
the views of Goy. Bigler are perfectly sound and de
mocratic. That whilst it has never been the lama
Intention of the Demovatie party to " uproot entire
ly the system of banking we have," ft is not less our
true policy to restrain the aggregate amountof capi•
sal invested in banking to the demands of a healthy
trade and the actual business wants of the commu
nity. and not ran the risk of greet ermmereial em
barrassment and distress by an undue expansion
of paper 'circulation. Old and solvent bands should
be re•chartered with great caution, and only after
• moat thorough examination of, their condition—
whibt now ones should only be established when
absolutely necessary, and demanded•by the exigen
cies of trade.
Resolved, That the evils of omnibus and special
legislation had become intolerable, and the former
especially cal.:alined to produce incalcelable ads.
chief and injury id the public. We therefore heartily
commend and approve the position assumed by
Governor Biota*. against this spocies of legisla.
Rooked, That in the adjustment of the
tin at Erie, and with the Franklin Canal Compa
ny. Governor Bigler displayed great skill, prudence
and ability ; and he is justly entitled to the praise
of all for his conduct throughout the entity contro
Resoled. That this Convention presents withal
tire confidence, the name of Janattrew 8. Duca, as
the candidate of the Democratic party for ledge of
the Supreme Court. The high character and dis
tinguished ability of Judge Bsscs are too well known
to *eery citizen of the Commonwealth :o require vs.
dorsement by this Convention. The time he has
already occupied that eminent position, haw been
sufficient to leave the impress of a great mind upon
the jurisprudence of the country, and he has shown
himself • worthy successor of the strong minds who
filled the beach before him.
Resolved. That in tbs selection of Hatay 8. Yore,
as our candidate for Canal Commissioner, we be•
tine the Democracy are peculiarly fortariite ;
cognizing in him. as we.dck a maw of the strictest
Integrity, great personal popularity. and Aminandy
qualified to fill the reiponsible office for which be is
nominated. • •
Beaked, That the election of Ftwituirs rinds
to the Presidency. was a triimphant trintlimmias of
the attachmentof the Democratic party .toilto Con
'atitutioa and the Union and thatati far his idol's•
4ndietons ana cans.stent withfira principks urea
which he was elected. aad the doetriaes contained
in his inaugural address.
Rooked. That alrpoblic services. of
_tho IfogN -
JazziManilizujilid the ability, fidelity mediate*
' *lib which hams discharged thi; duties of Post.
atstestilenersi.lotitle him to the litanl4-.of tb
peoplelV the ,Unitedi Mates, end that bit
conlidecee sad merits the support of the Democracy
of Peimsylerniia.,..! - cd
Ruolved. That the course pursued by. the Ron.
asuman Biennial). our Representative In the Sa
oats the,Upited States., entitles him to the_. en
tire confidence and support ofehe Demoaatic Pany.
Resolved, That the Democracy' of Pennsylvania
are in favor of a liberal= disposition of the public
lands by the pumat government. and of the prin
ciples of a well-devised Homestead Law, which
would encourage agriculture, commerce. mensfac
turn, and another branches of !ideal, by graining
to every free white male citizen of the United States,
who is the bead of a facilly,a homestead of onehun
died and sixty acres of land out of the public domain.'
upon Condition of occupancy and enitintion of the
same for a certain specie* period.
Resolved That the Democracy of Pennsylvania
adheres with unshaken fidelity. to the Constitution
and Union of the States—and relies on the compro
mise of 1850 as the final adjustmeot of the , vexed
and dengerons question which then agitated the
country. and menaced the existence of the Union.
Upon this rational principle, Gov. Bigler entered up
on the contest of 1851, with a instinct avowal of his
adhesion, was triumphant) y dieted. Adherence to
its provisions wesadoptM in 1882, as a distinctive
feature in the national platform,and President Pierce
was elected by an unparalleled majority.thos mani
festing the popular assent to the terms and condi.
dons of the eompromise. Regarding it.is we do,
as a solemn and deliberate settlement of controvers
sy, consecrated by the efforts and energies of the
ablest and best of both great political parties at the
time of its adoption, nid since, twice ratified by the
people of this State. we therefore ratify and adopt
tie principles laid down in the Baltimore platklisa
The resolutions were adopted unanimously.
On motion thb Convention adjourned sine die
The following are the resolotioaa offered by Mr.
Wright, of Lucerne, as an amendment to those re•
ported by the committee, and which the Chair re•
fated to put to the Convention :
Resolved, That the bill introduced by Senator
Douglas, in the Senate or the United States, known
u the Nebraska end .Kansas bill, embodies the
true principle' of democracy as expressed in the
compromise meutures of 1850, and the Baltimore
platform of 1852, and therefore should receive the
approbation and support 01 the democracy 01 the
Resolved, That this Convention, composed of de.
legates representing the democracy of Penneylva
nis, endorse the Douglas bill, and assure the De•
manure member!! 01 the National House of Rep
resentatives from this State, that the measure meets
the approbation and heftily concurrence cf the de.
mocracy of Pennsylvania.
A CANAL WITHOUT Warta--The Junction Ca
nal connecting the Pennsylvania Canal with th e
Cheinungeanal at Elmira, is approaching corn.
pletion. To make the connection it will require
the application of the waste ware s of the Chemung
Canal sufficient to supply a level of about two miles
of the Junction Canal. Strange as it may appear,
a portion of the Elmira people are circulating a re
monstrance against permitting the Junction Compa
ny to use the waste water. As near as we can get
at it, this opposition arises from the tact that the ca
nal has not been located and built through the right
end of the village to suit the views of these gentle
men. Those who contributed the greater share of
means to secure to Elmira ibis invaluable work,
having the control, located it as they thought most
advisable. We regret that there should have been
any difficulty among the citizens of Elmira in rela
tion to a work in which they are all deeply inter
ested, and that any should permit their feelings of
rivalry to carry them so far as to attempt to render
useless an improvement which is calculated to
greatly advance the prosperity of the village and the
whole region contiguous.
.We don't apprehend
that there will Le much difficulty in the Company's
obtaining the water required far their canal, as our
State officers must fully appreciate the importance
of this connecting link to our state improvements,
and they will not be likely to lose sight of the in
terests of the state in a local squabble of this char
acter. We have no personal Interest in this matter,
and have only alluded to it because we regretted to
see obstacles thrown in the way of an improve
ment which we have for years longed to sae con
'animated. It is now nearly finished, and it can
not very well be " run without wife!" when it is
finished. We say let them have It; and perhaps
alter the thing gets lairly in operation, the discon
tents may become convinced that their end of the
town will reap its lull 'share of the benefits - of the
Justice DONE - i'f tsar.—The Hon. This. W. Dorr,
of Rhode Island, has been restored to his rights as
a freeman by the legislature of the State. The act
depriving him of those rights was the most high.
handed outrage ever perpentated by a political
party in this country. Mr. Dorr had been elected
Governor of the State by the people, who rightfully
considered themselves, the sovereigns, notwith
standing the old monarchical charter denied them
their:righl. For daring to comply with the wishes
of the people, the whig party of that State tried Gmr
emor Dorr fortreason, deprived him of his right* as
a citizen, and imprisoned him as felon. Well
might the patties Who did this act be styled Algerines
The deed might have suited the atmosphere of
Algiers, but was at war with all the principles and
feeling of this country. We rejoice that the foul
disgrace has been wilted oil our country's eseath•
eon, and the rights of th e people and their champ
ion base been at last vindicated —Bale. Argus.
Conon House Rosaica—On Friday night, at
Pittsburgh, about 7 o'clock, John Hastings, Collector
of the Port, was knocked down In Allegheny, end
rubbed of 8250, a gold watch, and the keys of the
Costom-house doors and the safe. The robbers
then entered the Custorn•house and stole • bag con
'lining 810,000 in 820 gold pieces. Mr. Hastings is
in a precarious condition.
Stymie Sarrumc —R. A. Smith, local baggage.
master on the New Haven and Hartlord Rail Road,
was last week convicted in the U. S Court (having
plead guilt)) of robbing the mail under hiv charge,
and sentenced to the State Prison for twenty-seven
—The National Bra; speaking of Greenough's
statue of Washington, at the Capitol, says that this
statue has at some lime recently been injured, we
know not how. It is In a sitting punt's, and In the
emended left hand holds a sword. The belt, from
this sword, descending to the thigh, affords • prop
to support the arm ; but it has been broken, and a
piece of it removed. What hu become of he hag.
meat I How has the stalk been mutilated
The enflame! stalue of Jefferson, Of the model
of which Hiram Powers is the author, was oast on
the 25th of January, at Munich. It is 13 test bight,
has taken ten tons of metal, and is one of the tire
statues which will surround the equestrian one of
Washington, at Ilictmood, which is twenty-two
feet in height. Mr. PoWers was present at the
....The blobilajlegister ol the 3d instant learns
that Own. Thonttu D. King. elder brother of the
late Vir.o.President,died at Tuscaloosa, on the 24th
—George' W. Julies, late freseoil member of
Congress, was stabbed in the throat at Centreville,
Indiana, in a ramonwe with Menzel Wilson.
-The Washington Ste:lays: We learn from
patty Oliphant§ of the Filmore administration eg.
sines the Gardiner head, that it ,was. Waugh 'Kr.
Corcoran. the Wasbirpvin, banker, that Fresh:lnt
Fillmore was enabled to initiate the measures
ps bid bid lair, seminally, - &cretins, a cmteiderable
portion of the money for the -treasury.
E. 0. cioocamOttorram
Towanda, &May,' Minh 18, 1854.
Terse et The Repeetas.
MI is par annoto—itoitud -*klub the pear BO cents will
deduetedin eashpaidaeteally rn admit's' , e 01.41 be
Ilehteted. No paper ant ever two yearsonstehe patill for.
Anviorrasatomkper squaw Ohm Whit. II oh% he he
int =I Weenie for each subsequent inorrtlon.
irrOdlro is tb• WOOD Sleek: , nor& side el do Pablo
aquas., next door to the Bradbrd Hotel. Entrance between
emirs. Alamos , sad Wye !Pilaw °Mem
yf r .
WILLIAM BIGLER, or Cmutrizto Co
YOU JUDGII OF TES PVVIIRMS cogs?.
JEREMLILII S. BLACK, or Sornoterr Co
HENRY 'S. MCYTT, or Pima Comm:
The Dossonsratio Stets Committals.
The proceedings of the Democratic State Convem
lion which assembled at Harrisburg on the Bth inst.,
will be found in another column. The remomina
lion of Governor Wei. Bruce& as a candidate for
re-election to the office be has so ably filled was a
settled and well ascertained fact some time since.
The re-nomination of Hon. 3. 8. BLSCS, for the Su-
preme Bench, by acclamation, was due to his pro
found ability as a jurist. For Canal Commission.
er, Hewer S. More was nominated, on the second
ballot, by a vote which ir the best evidence of his
fitness for the office for which he is a candidate,
and of the estimation in which he is hell through
out the State.
The resolutions were reported through our friend
CHOC, and it strikes us are comprehensive enough
to suit any body. The Complimentary resolutions
to Thom, BLACK, Mort and Carnsu.; were de
served and to be expected; but while endorsing
and applauding the administration of Gen. Purace.,
how in conscience, can the friends of that Admin.
istration vote that the course pursued by Hon. B.
BRODHell) entitles him to the support of the Demo
cratic party ! Is this meant covert:) , to say that Mr
B. has been right and the Administration wrong—
for nothing is better understood at Washington and
Harrisburg, that his sympathies are not with the
Administration. Does it mean to endorse his vote
BEV SRLET Tocana as printer, and his coalition with
Whig and "abolition confederates" to effect that
result, thits striking the heaviest blow that has been
dealt against the administration of Gen. PIZRCIL 1-
Is all this meant to be endorsed, and do you call
this backing your friends!. We pause for a reply.
We had supposed also that we had seen the last
declaration of the finality of the compromise of
1850. This has been repeatedly proclaimed in
Congress and in State and National Conventions,
and yet nothing Is more certain than that the " vex
ed and dangerous question"' Is now agitating the
country and " menacing the existence of the Un
ion, "in a degree never before experienced. Tithe
Democracy of Pennsylvania " regard it as a solemn
and deliberate settlement of controversy," why did
they not rebuke the ambitious promptings which
have enkindled the flame of sectional agitation;
which in violation ol the most solemn declarations
of the Baltimore platform, again brings the slavery
question before the country, by an attempt to vim
late national compacts, to infringe upon the obliga
tions ono section is under to the other, in defiance
ol good faith, and the understanding entered into
thirty years ago,
If the last resolution means anything-il it is not'
senseless twaddle—il it is not historically incorrect,
and out of time and, stale—it means to convey •
rebuke to the authors of the Nebraska outrage, and
intends to denounce those who are now disregard
ing fhe'• finality," and violating the Baltimore plat.
form an.' endangering the eSistitnce of the Union !
This presumption is sustained b' the fact that the
Convention virtually expressed their disapprobation
of Douglas' Nebraska bill, by refusing to endorse
it—and negatived, by the resolution approving the
course of BIODHICAD, who has stopped at nothing
demanded by the South, even to disenfranchising
foreigners who may settle in the Territories. We
are still in perplexity and doubt.
We learn that a resonation in favor of Douglas'
bill was introduced into the Committee and voted
down by a majority of one, and that the same reso
lution was offered in Convention and " choked off,"
that is, the Chairman was unable to see or hear the
mover, and declared the Convention adjourned,
while be was endeavoring to bring the matter be
fore the Convention. This is a cowardly way to
meet a question which is now ent,aging this atten
tion of Congnmq 'and exciting and arousing the
whole country ; but as Pennsylvania seldom ever
speaks, except to speak wrong, silence is the bet
ter way. Ii will doubtless be a heavy blow to the
bill, that the State of Pennsylvania, usually so ser
vile in advocating the Wieser, of slavery, should
hesitate to endorse the wrong it seeks to perpetrate.
It is humiliating to see a great State like Pennsyl
vania shirk an expression upon a question of so
much moment. If there is so mooh wrong and in
justice in Douglas' movement, that the Democracy
of Pennsylvania abhor and spurn it, and will not
endorse it, then it is cowardly in a Sate Comm
lion to refuse an expression of opinion. We should
fight the battles of the party, with our principles
emblazoned upon our banner, and manfully fall or
conquer in their defence. This question is not to
be put off..-it must be met. The democracy of
Pennsylvania cannot expect to be dumb upon dui
subject, when the people become amused at the
treachery to the interests of free laborers manilas
ted by their representatives.
We learn also that several prominent democrats
from Washington and Philadelphia attended the
meeting of the State Convention to ergo the pas
sage of these "strangled" resolations.. They must
have been • influenced by other motives than the.
success of the Democracy in the coming election.
An endorsement of the Nebraska bill of Douglas,
by the COntrantiOn, would ben neared our certain
defeat ' s' certainly as the mewl !Tuesday of nut
October anima— They. is yet vines enough left is
the Democratic party to prevent Minim eatirelzi
ieetleraLized. f.• Theta are•enoogh members of that
party, determined that it shall not become • debased•
and senile ally of slavery propagandism, to pm
vapekoltd th7w#4lo its commow_sscre
d' that *naafi:ties opposed to ilia asitiess4
isi;ievot:ef 'hipped of the Missouri
and iniiian reedilibelieve it—because - bebi cameo,
rook forlorialterind the bounds 01104 girouning
.titealtb;srbil ass vocals' expect it min
id! Ida -
the hands of the South.
—Since the above was written, we have received
thee Ditiociattirairm—;an etlitoitat from 'which - Wit'
publish in another column.
Tacuret.e virtu Con —The detention of the
Black Warrior. at Havana is likely to hued to trod
his. She had creired faint' Mobile for New York
with. a oargo of cow and ether height, and in inh,
cordance with custom, this freight_ was. cot on the
manifest exhibited at the Havana Custom House, it
being undendood that that , form was not necessary
for gond. nirrnsinte. She had oo freight for Hava
na, and watt entered" Kin bailut, according to
form said to have heist prescribed by the Captain
of the Port on therrneasion of the ship!! first visit to
Auost, 1859. To the surprise of the officers the
revalue sinhinities on this occasion declared , the
manifest fraudulent, seised the ship, declared her
cargo.confiscated, and at the last dates it was in
courts of discharge by the Spanish tapers. On the
eve of a general European war, in which Spain
may become, involved and which will deprive her ,
of ali withal* assistance in this hemisphere hem
her iffies, it is impnident, to say the least,.to vio.
late established courtesies, to offend the United
Suttee and to exasperate thost Cubans who already
sympathize with the American people. Our goo
eminent will, undoubtedly, demand an immediate
explanation and redress, and we should ant be sur
prised if the consult:tenet:a should prove serious.
ASITI-NETRAPICA MUTING AT Porruton.ruts.--A
large' anti-Nebraska meeting was held in' h elide,-
phis,' on Thursday evening last, Mayor Grum, pre.
siding. 'Speeches were delivered by Judge KELLY,
General' Humszu. and others.
Mayor GILPIN was assisted by upwards of one
honthel Vice Presidents from all parties, selected
as active and distinguished citizens favorable to the
Compromise 61 ASO.
Judge Kaxxv read the resolutions in the absence
of JOHN M. Rasp, the Chairman of the Committee
on Resolutions, who was detained in New• York
by the sicknesi of a relative. The resolutions de.
lace the Missouri Compromise a sacred compact
between the North and South, and deprecate the
passage of the Nebraska bill as a violation thereof,
and authorise the appointment of a Committee to
prepare an address to the people of Pennsylvania
reprettentating the sentiments of the Commonwealth
on the subject.
The resolutions were advocated by Judge Km.
ini an impressive speech. A German transla
tion was read by Dr. Szinzamczza, the German
patriot. EDWARD JOT MORRIqI, late U. S. Charge at
Naples, delivered a long and eloquent speech, ex.
,much applause. Cuss. Gory followed, in
German, and was received with great cheering by
COROSSA'S IltQc UT On Tint )ODT OT Da GARDt
see.—.Fllo inquest as to the cause of Dr. Gardiner's
death 'was concluded on Friday morning, March
10. Drs. Breed and Steiner, who made a chemical
analyttiaof the contents of the stomach, testified to
finding strychnine and brucine, in quantities more
than sufficient to destroy' life. Pieces of paper were
also found in the stomach, which had been used
as inclosares far the poison, and prevented its im
mediate action. The powder 'found in the pocket
of the'deceased was declared to be strychnine and
brucine, and the paper containing it was much
worn from being carried long in the pocket. The
jury rendered the following verdict :
" From the evidence before as, we are of opin
ion that tot came to bis death limn strychnine and
brucine voluntarily taken after his conviction and
FATAL ACCIDIONT ON TUC N. Y. AND FAIR
On Thursday night, between nine and ten &clock,
• collision occurred on the New York and Erie
Railroad, near Suflems depot, with a milk train, by
which Patrick Twomy, of Jersey City, was killed.
The deceased leaves a wife and child. He was a
milk agent, receiving the milk.cana at different sus.
tions, and acted u brakeman upon the train. He
was 32 years ol age. Dennis Murphy, also of Jer
sey city, was seriously injured, and several others
were slightly bruised.
Tar Svatic CABAL Orencn.—The main line of
the State Canal between Philadelphia and Pitts
burg, was opened at Pittsburg on Wednesday.—
The filling was by Friday, and on Satur
day boats were to be eleored at Pittsburg, laden for
Philadelphia and Baltimore. This will give an
additional spur to the, already active trade —The
rush of flour upon the transporters at Pittsburg bas
been so great, that they found it necessary to put
00 the rate of canal freight ten cents per barrel.—
The rate on dour now current is ninety cents per
barrel from Pittsburg to Philadelphia and Baltimore :
and one dollar and tea cents to New-York.
(147 - We have received an interesting and im
pcstant eorrespondenee between Mamoru C. Milt
on, Fmk, of this place, Tams. S Feartos, Pres
ident ollthe North Pennsylvania Railroad, regard
ing the proposed,termlons of said road, which we
shall pukltsh next week. Mr. F. shows very con
elusively that Waverly is the proper place for the
road to 'end, affording rt connexion with various
lines reaching the trade of the West, and the com
merce of the lakes.
IMF-1 Corps of Engineers are now engaged in'
running Ithe route of the Doylestown branch of the
North Pinasylvanla Railroad, under the superinten
dence of Mr. Shank, a son of our late Governor.—
They coknmenced at a point below Line Lexington.
It is in ahticipaticin to run Three different routes, to.
eating the route on the most eligible one, mil on
which the greatest amount of . stock can be raised.
(tom We learn by a friend, theta fire occurred on
Sunday morning, (the 12th,) in Montrose, and very
o c r.°
m lt iejming the liege bnilding known as the
(tomer' Hall. The fire originated in the Register
, entirely consuming the type led a large
st f I paper. The press was saved, together
with I hive other articles.
(ltr it bare eery indefinite returns. ficta the
elecsion aid in , New Hampshire, as the 14th in*
It is tbotight that Paws, duodena, ie elected Go.
vpmnr, and that the Hones and Senate•willboth be,
Demeicnitie. The Legislators just eboeen , will
hart the election of two U. S. Senator.,
fgr The following, from the Diew varc or 4 -0 4-
aboliomeigtamter in which Nebraska was eht,k
bi e h (44
400? in Oho State Convention. We
attiole witfiout endorsing it, as a part of pu
posted anffinofficial proceeding. :
ileolion, lard vresChrad.
f as the to co re u i r r , s et nh
kificiad the ir;, t of an autocrat,
of a democrat. Never before did w e s ee ibe
more summarily and effec.tually applied ; lad D eal
en, we hope, shall we see st again. Abe r ',h oc ::
the chairman of the committee on rentlutions
read those prepared by the oommrtee,
of Luzern., teconded by Mr. Leaman, olD el Mr.
aw i tt
offered to amend, by add ing . two resolotioneendo
TrittheNebnuitatnll as it passed 'bal my ,
ora m s
Muted States. The
,president Of the taute st .
paid no attention whitey./ to the motion mtt
the committee resolutions, as reported, to a se at
t h e convention., The carried by a henisad ss ,
of "'eyes," bat lb e minority were clearly chewed
out of their rights. Mr. Shannon either did ma ss .
demand parhamertM r ules
. and the right' of meta.
bens, or be disregarww, u them. What influences
were brought to bear upon him we do not pretend
to say ; but that he acted in a most unusual and
despotic manner, no one who witnessed his Coo.
duct will dare to deny.
The repetition of such conduct, we trust, will
never again be tolerated In any deliberative bOdy
representing the Democracy of Pennsylvania H.
ought to have been boded from the chair he on e .
pied u an example to all othenf who might helve(.
ter feel disposed to substitute their own rah for
parliamentary roles. The resolutions of the coin .
mittee amount to nothing—they endorse gin a
fashion, the national adminirration, bnt in fact, th e
proceedings condemn the only measure of that ad.
minstration which has been properly before con.
epees and the country We understand that a lea
olution endorsing the Nebraska bill was killed
committee, by a single vote. Although we had a
sputkle of Washington influence on the ground, it
laded to accomplish any thing. The convention,
under the government of the chair, refused meant-
Lion a great leading measure of the tiationat admin.
titivation, and terminated its session by a lew namby•
pamby, resolutions Ail • ccooptimentary character,
which mean anything or nothing, just as persons
may choose to construe them .
A despatch in the' N Y 'Ames states that the ¢t.
tizens of Erie had again torn up the railroad track
a l that place The fart* are that the portion of the
(jack destroyed was a side track, and travel ws
not interrupted in the slightest degree.
17,1::) Tot LECIIOLATILit adjourned from the 5:11 f ( o
16th, to allow the State Conventions the use of ibe
Capitol, and to attend the Consolidation festivities
at Philadelphia, which took place on the 10. h.
VERDICT or NOT GC/LTT the case of the heirs
of Samuel Newell, (who was killed by the accident
on the Boston and Maine Railroad, at the time of
the accident by which the run el General Pierce
bat his lite,)against the Ramon and Maine Radioed,
which has been on trial it Salem, the jury have re•
turned a verdict for Ole defendants The defence
was that at least ordinal} , care was used by u s
corporation, and that the accident was canted by a
tb•fect in one of the care,el which they could lur e
no knowledge, and which no forethought could
have guarded against —flagon Journal.
Holum Ractsc —The ". Great State Stake,' for
520,000, • 1 play or pay," which is to come oil on
the Metaire Course, at New Orleans on the Isftlay
of April neat, is exciting, much interest at rfar
South. It is expected to be the greatest race whrrti
has ever taken place in this country, in the nombet
of horses, the amount of money at steak, and the
probable number of spectators who a 111 be pretest.
Horses of all ages may run but limed to onerrom
each State; four mile heats; 0000 sobrrieffon• ;
each horse starting to receive'slooo out of the
Stakes, provided he W not dis ancett ; atJ the wit,•
ner to receive the remainder ; each S are •'it'cnb.
ing is to be represented by three respenabrepent•
lemen, residents of that State. a majo,i - y of whom
shall name the horse to return for that State. Thew
are the terms of the race.
A Youno Comdr. tn COURT —Thomas J Noon,
jr , of Lynn, aged 19 years, has applied to the Su•
preme Court of blaenachosetts to obtain the eastotty
of his wife, Sarah K. Patton, aged 13 a ear', tennis
alleged to have been token from him nn the Jay
of their marriage, the 14 It day of Febuary last, and
since-kept in the custody of her mother, Nlre*Susan
Turporrurr Decision —The County Court of
Monroe county, Missouri. has decided :hat the
Weil 01 that State, prohibiting Ire. colored [coons
or mulattoes from coming 11110 the :vale ; 15 uncon
stitutional, and a •iolence ul ihat solemn comp:et
entered into by Missouri, in order to be admitted
as a Stale of the Amerman Contedracy. This
would reverse the doctrine, that a Stare may do as
it pleases in regard to ire colored population, after
it is admitted into the Union.
Qtr. The passage of the Prohibitory Liquor
Law by the New York State Senate, is enthusiasts
(sally welcomed by the temperance men. It seems
to be conceded that it will also pass the Howe,
though there it doubt of the Governor giving it hit
approval. The prospects of lip becoming s be
does not excite much feeling in New York coy,
as nobody seems to tear that it will be carried out
so u to interfere with the wholesale liquor bus
ness, whilst it is hoped that it will have someruf
effect in closing np the grog shops and salooutbst
have overrun the city.
(Mr A bill is before the New York Legislature,
which provides ihat every person who shall obtal°
a livelihood by fishing, shall, toward the close of
the fishing beacon, impregnate the spawn of at
least two dcrven female fish with the milt taken
from the same number of male fish,
and pram the
same upon their fishing ground, in the present°
of a justice of the peace living in the district. The
penalty for a violation of this provision is to be
tine of fifty dollars.
A singular curiosity is now on exhibition in
Philadelphia, h is a petrifaction of a man, which
was found on the coast of Af while digging tot
gunnel. The bridy is supposed to hare been that
of a Portuguese sailor, is %boot fire feet ten ohm
in height, and now weighs one hundred and thirty
four pounds. it is represented to be a compies
petrifaction,. and probably the on - ly stone man
coming from nature's laboratory, and the only ha t '
nary chemically produced extant.
HEAVY DAMAGE. TOR &MICH or Mown
PIIOBIRSZ.--Jamiss Patton was recently mulemi I .°
the sum of 41,000 by a Canada Jury, fur' troc°
of his promise to marry Caroline Fergr T III
was the lull amount sued for and Ike 1 1.11 or',
ed their regret a being unable, ; therefore, lo a lmiu
mail ca rri er between Weston and Buckhrn•
non, Va., has been arrested on the charge sre C '
bins the maul The mad was strewed with ihe Irak
mews of letters he bad torn op. His father and
other parties implicated have also been arrested•
—The Supreme Court in Michigan has derided
that the Liquor law is constitutional, and the deer
100 of toe Wayne county Coon is reversed.
locomotive blaneheater, on the Hull.,
R I !" . Ralhola eAploded at the Hocken ono
Friday evening, Match 10, killing th e 8%1 1 . 10
andladly injuring the fireman, rays one ana' ,
another *aye, We fireman' wan killed and tbe
neer badly litirr. -