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At 12 o'clock, M., the Convention was cal
led to order by Gen. THOMAS J. POWER,
ol" Reaver county, who nominated S. R.
CHASE, of Susquehanna county, as Chair
man of the Convention : which was agreed to.
Mr. CHASE took the chair and thanked
the Convention in a brief address, for the hon
or conferred upon him. He referred to the
peculiar circumstances under which the Con
vention assembled, the importance of the great
principle upon which the Convention would be
called upon to deliberate, and trusted they
would be kept in mind in the course of their
proceedings. If this was done, the result of
their deliberations would be harmonious, and
would carry the party 011 to certain triumph
On motion of Mr. SMALL, of York, Mr.
IlICHARI) COULTER, of Westmoreland,
and A. L. HEN DERSIIOTZ, of Berks, were
appointed Secretaries ; who took their seats.
Ry direction of the. Chairman the Repub
lican and Union calls were read.
The Secretary then read a list of Delegates
which had been previously prepared.
Mr. COFFEY, of Indiana submitted the
following resolution ;
Resolved, That the delegation from caeli
Senatorial district, whose seats are not contes
ted, shall each select one person from their
respective delegations, and that the person so
selected shall be a member of the committee
Mr. M'CLURE moved to amend, by substi
tuting the following :
Resolved, That all the Delegates present
who have been elected to this Convention,
whether by the seporate action of the Ameri
aml Republican parties, or by the joint action
of those parties, be admitted into this Conven
tion, and that each Delegate be entitled to one
Mr. COD PER moved to amend the amend
ment as follows :
Rest,/red, That a committee of nine be ap
pointed by the chair to examine the creden
tials of members, and and report the names
and the facts to the Convention.
These several propositions were discussed
by Messrs. COFFEY, of Indiana, M'CLURE
of Franklin, WATTS,of Cumberland, COCH
RAN', of York, LOWREY, of Erie, DICK
EY, of Lancaster, B. RUSH PETRI KIN,
of Clinnon, COOPER, KKLLEY, SMITH.
SIMPSON, THORNE and GIBBONS of
Philadelphia, and MOOIiEHEAD, of India
na ; when the amendment to the amendment,
that the Chairman appoint a committee of
uine, was agreed to, and the resolution as
amended was adopted.
Mr. VAN YORK IS submitted a resolution,
that a committee of one from each Senatorial
district be chased to rejtort officers for the
permanent organization of the Convention.—
On motion of Mr. EDIE the rules of the
House of Representatives were adopted for the
government of the Convention.
Adjourned till 3 o'clock.
Convention met at 3 o'clock, P. M.
The committee on credentials was announc
ed br the Chair as follows :
T. J. Coffer, Indiana, Chairman.
A. N. Rankin, Franklin.
John F. Donaldson, Tioga.
B. Rush Petrikin, Clinton.
Morrow 11. Lowrey, Erie.
John 11. Edie, Chester.
Alexander King, Bedford.
C. 11 Hackley, Luzerne.
Win. F. Clark, Mercer.
The committee on permanent officers was
announced as follows :
J. S. Yanvorhis, Chairman ; Win. Mintzer,
11. E. Steele, J. Hoffman, Geo. Warner, N.
Ellmaker, J. B. Rutherford, D. L. Jones, E.
L Foster, Washington Crooks, Isaac Benson,
F. Stewart, Jno. Passmore, C. 11. Seymore,
W. F. Clark, J. Skinner, A. W. Crawford, li.
Errett, Jonas Augustine, E. Bnffington, Geo.
W. Strouse,A. 11. Miller, 11. Iluhn.
Mr. YANVORHIS from the committee on
permanent officers, reported the following;
which was unanimously adopted :
JOHN S. BOW EN, Chester County.
S. B. Chase, Susquehanna.
Robert M'Kuight, Allegheny.
J. B. Miller, Fayette.
Titos. Struthers, Warren.
Win. Jennisou, Montour.
Walter Sedgwick, Schuylkill.
Win. Ilenry, Beaver.
W. W. Ilamersley, Lehigh.
A. S. Henderson, Lancaster.
Geo. S. King, Cambria.
M. 11. Taggait, Union.
Wareham Warner, Erie.
A. L. Hennershotz, Berks,
James A. Ekin, Allegheny.
A. N. Itankin, Franklin. *
James Fox, Dauphin.
Wm. P. Miner, Luzerne.
Jno. 11. Wells, Greene.
The President was conducted to the chair,
by Messrs. ERRKT aud MOOREHEAD,
and briefly addressed the Convention.
Mr. BOWEX said tbat although a burden
was thrown upon him which he might say was
distressing, yet he returned his most grateful
and humble acknowledgments to the Conven
tion far the honor conferred upon him. It
was a proud thing to preside over such a Con
vention, assembled for the performance of a
great duty and tho maintenance of great prin
ciples. Guided by Union, Harmony and a
love of principle,he trusted that tho result of the
Convention would be a triumph in the election
at hand. He was Dot able to euter, even in
the briefest degree, into the discussion of prin
ciples at thia time. The hearts and minds of
all are full of thom. The memories of the
last campaign were dear tu all their minds, as
well as the memories of the sad scenes of
fraud enacted in our midst. Let us, in view
of tbqse. things, uuito with the single purpose
of victory, which harmony would make sure.
If he committed error in the discharge of his
duties, he would be governod by the best mo
Tho committee 011 credentials having retired
and being 1 ikfelyto l>c-detained some time iu
the discharge of their duties, the Convention
after some time,
Adjourned till seven o'clock, P. M.
L pon the reassembling of the Convention,
-Mr. COFEKY, Chairman of the Committee
"ii f rcdentinls, made a fcjvort, eitiUg the facts
in relation to rcvcral contested seats, and con-!
eluding with a resolution to admit the dele
gates from Philadelphia, appointed under the
Republican call, and settling the disputed scats
in Delaware, Huntingdon, Adams, Cumber
land, Lycoming and Centre.
Mr. COOPER, of Philadelphia, moved the
adoption of the report, with the exception of
The resolution of the committee in relation
to the delegates from Phihtdclphia being then
before the Convention.
, Mr. MeCLURE, of Franklin, offered a
substitute for the resolution toadinit both sets
of delegates from Philadelphia, retire for con
sultation, and endeavor to udjnst the difficulty
Mr. KELLEY opposed the amendments,
and advocated the resolution of the commit
Mr. COOK, of Westmoreland, made an el
quent speech in favor of the admission of both
sets of delegates.
Mr COOPER followed in an able speech
on the siwnc side, and awakened much enthusi
asm by the earnestness of iiis appeal.
Mr. COOPER closed with a strong appeal
for harmony and united action.
Mr GILPIN earnestly opposed the amend
ments, and urged the adoption of the original
resolutions of the committee.
Mr. LYNN, of Centre, ably supported the
amendment for the admission of both sets of
Mr. McKNIGHT withdrew his amend
Mr. FOX, of Dauphin, advocated the reso
lution for the admission of both sets.
Aftcf further debate, the resolution admit
ting both sets, was adopted by a large vote.
Thunders of applause followed the announce
ment of the result.
A motion was made to go into a ballot for
a candidate for Governor.
Judge KELLEY suggested an adjournment
until morning, to afford an opportunity to re
store harmony among friends.
The motion was agreed to, and the Conven
tion adjourned to half past uine o'eloek to
March 20.—The Convention reassembled
this morning, and after correcting the list of
delegates, proceeded to nominate candidates
for Governor as follows :
Mr. Ripley nominated James K. Moorehead
Mr. Crooks—F. Jordan, of Bedford.
Mr. Eaken—David Wilmot, of Bradford.
T. J. Coffey—John C'ovode, of Westmore
M. Cochran—Thos. E. Franklin, of Lan
Mr. Lowry—G. J. Ball, of Eric.
Mr, Crawford—John M. Sullivan, of But
Mr. Ranch—P. S. Michler, of Northumber
Mr. Smith—Lemuel Todd, of Cumberland.
Mr. Power—R. B. MeCoombs,of Lawrence.
G. II- Moore—Robert B. Moorehead, of
Mr. Reed—John R. Edie, of Somerset.
G. T. Thornc—Robert T. Conrad of Phila
Mr. Breslcr—A. G. Cnrtin, of Centre.
George Smith —Henry Souther, of Elk.
Mr. Penny man—A. 11. Cooper, of Craw
Mr. Taggart—John C. Kuukcl, of Dau
Mr. Simpson—Win. 11. Koim, of Berks.
The names of Messrs. Franklin, Kuukel,
Cooper, Curtin, Conrad and R. B. Moore
head, were withdrawn before proceeding to the
first ballot, which resulted as follows :
Wilmot....'.- 5!) Michler 7
Todd '2l Sullivan 7
Ball 19 Mcf'omlis 5
Covode 1.1 Moorhcad 7
Jordan 13 | Keiin 1
The whole number of votes cast were 153,
making 77 necessary to a choice. There be
ing no election, the Convention proceeded to a
second ballot, the names of Messrs. Michler,
Jordan, Sullivan, McCombs and Keim, were
withdrawn. The result of the second ballot
was as follows :
Wilmot 99 I Covode 11
Ball 23 | Sloorhead 2
Todd 33 I
The whole number of votes cast was 157,
making 71) necessary to a choice, and Mr.
WILMOT receiving more than a majority,
was declared elected.
Messrs. SMITH and THORNE, of Phila
delphia, COFFEY, LOWRFY, ItIITEY,
and others eudorscd the nomination, aud great
enthusiasm was excited.
Judge KELLEY made an aide and eloquent
speech, after which a resolution to make the
nomination of Judge WILMOT unanimous,
was adopted amid a perfect tumult of ap
Judge KELLEY in the course of his re
marks referred to the personal difficulty be
tween himself and Mr COOPER, and ex
pressed regret at the occurence.
Mr. COOPER then addressed the Conven
tion, and with reference to the matter alluded
to, lie publicly withdrew the offensive words
he had uttered in the heat of discussion, and
asked pardon of the gentlemen therefor.
Mr. Cooper having concluded, Judge KEL
LEY expressed the ho|)c that if there were
any other gentlemen in the Convention be
tween whom the hatchet had been raised, tiiat
they would follow his example. He then
stepped forward to Mr. COOPER and ext;n
ded his hand, which was received with a hear
ty and cordial shake. The scene was one of
much interest, and excited universal enthusi
The Convention then went into general
nominations of candidates for Canal Commis
sioner, when the following names were submit
ted : —William Millward, of Philadelphia ;
William E. Eraser, of Fayette ; John C. My
ers, of berks ; John C. Lessing, of Schuylkill ;
lJenj. Hartshorne, of Clearfield ; John Suod
grass and David I>. CuWright.
The Convention then proceeded to ballot,
when the voto stood as follows :
SfiMwafil JOO Hurtshorno 4
Praiser ~ 2'i I Mu'>d}:ra-s. 5
Myers - 11 CortrigUt., 8
Lcs.iing 3 •
Win. MILLWARD, having received a ma
jority of all the votes cast, was declared nomi
nated for Commissioner, and 011 motion, the
nomination was made unanimous.
The Convention then then adjourned till
2 1-2 o'clock.
1 pon tho ve-assembling of the Convention,
Wm. It, Moron, in behalf of Wm. MILL
WARD, returned thanks to the Convention
for their partiality in nominating him for the
office of Canal Commissioner,
A resolution was adopted directing the Pre
sident to appoint n State Central Committee.
The Convention then went into general
nominations for Judges of Supreme Court,
when the fellowing gentlemen were named :
James Cooper, of Philadelphia ; James
Veech, of Fayette ; Daniel Agnew, of Bea
ver ; Joseph J. Lewis, of Chester; Moses
Hampton, of Alleghany ; S. I'. Johnson, of
Warren ; James S. Hall of Centre ; Thomas
MeConneir, of Alleghany ; H. W. Williams,
of Alleghany ; Joshua W. Cornly, of Mon
tour ; Sohn S. Pierson, of Dauphin ; Win. M.
Stephenson, of Mercer ; Frederick Watts, of
Cumberland ; Isaac Fesher, of Huntingdon ;
Joseph Allison, of Philadelphia ; Daniel M.
Smyser, of Montgomery ; J. Pringle Jones,
of Berks ; John M. Head, of Philadelphia ;
Benjamin Bartholomew, of Schuylkill ; Benja
min Buffingtou of Armstrong ; and Win. M.
Meredith, of Philadelphia.
Win. D. Kelley was nominated, but wit'li
The names of Messrs. Bead, Meredith,
Smyser, Bartholomew, Buffington and Pierson
were alsa withdrawn.
A resolution was adopted to select a West
ern Candidate first, and a ballot being had re
sulted as follows";
Veech Foster 4
Hampton '£> Williams 5
Agnew 14 Stephenson 3
Johnson !! Met'onnell 1
The whole number of votes cast was 147 ;
necessary to a choice, 75.
Mr. YEECII having received a majority of
all the votes cast, was declared duly nominated
and the nomination was, on motion, made un
The Convention then proceeded to bal
lot for an Eastern Candidate, with the follow
ing result :
Lewis 88 j Cooper 38
Jones I'J llale 11
Coiuly 2 I
Whole number of votes cast 151 ; ueecssa
ry to a choice 7fi.
Mr. LEWIS was thereupon declared unan
The Chair appointed a Committee on Reso
lutions, consisting of Win. I). KELLEY,
JACOB HOFFMAN, TIIOS. E. COCII
RAX, JOHN It. EDIE, S. P. MeCAL
MONT, W. A. COOK. T. J. COFFEY, M.
B. LOWREY, and (i. T. THOMAS.
The eommittechaving retired, the chair ap
pointed J. S. BOW EN, Wm. I). KELLEY,
JOHN R. EDIE, G. R. SMITH, and R.
EIIRETT, a committee to inform the gentle
men nominated, of their selection.
The Convention then took a recess for half
The Convention again assembled at five
o'clock, when Judge KELLEY, Chairman of
the Committee on Resolutions, reported a se
[We have not room for the resolutions this
week ; they will be published in full iu our
The resolutions were read very distinctly,
and were greeted with frequent applause, and
were adopted em masse, and by acclamation,
with nine hearty cheers.
A resolution of thanks to the officers of the
Convention was adopted, after which a num
ber of excellent and able speeches were made
were were made by Messrs. KELLEY and
GIBBONS, of Pbila. ; COOK, of West
moreland ; MeCOMB, of Lawrence ; TOU
SEY, of Erie ; HAMILTON, of Alleghany ;
COCHRAN, of York ; BOWER, of Chest
er ; and the President, awakening much en
The Convention finally, at 20 miuutes past
six, adjourned sine die.
AN AMATEUR POSTMASTER.—A striking in
stance of the vanity of human expectations oc
curred recently in a thriving coal-mining village
in a neighboring county A certain aspiring
individual, claims to have done the state—or,
rather, Mr. Buchanan—some service in the late
campaign, was an applicant for the Post office
in the village. t He laid his plans judiciously,
as he thought. AT length, matters being "on
a train," and a special ageut—the Postmaster
under Pierce —having been dispatched to
Washington to get the appointment effected,
the aspirant felt quite secure, and even went
so far as to announce his appointment, and
that he already had " THE PAPERS" in his pock
et. lie accordingly hired an office, and had
it fitted up with all the modern improvements,
and no doubt was already fingering the mails
in anticipation. But the best laid schemes,
fail at times. The agent came back from
Washington in due time, but he brought HIS
OWN REAPPOINTMENT in his pocket. This was
a "staggerer to Mr. Buchanan's friend. The
disappcintmcnt of his hopes and the ridicule of
those who had witnessed his swaggering, were
too much to be borne, and lie hastily disposed
of his newspaper, and left for Wilkesbarre,
where it is said lie intends to practice law for
a livelihood. The disappointed office seeker,
was E. B. Chase.—. Montrose H "publican.
FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACClDENT.— Pitftburgh,
March 27.—The East Liberty Accommoda
tion Train, 011 the Pennsylvania Railroad this
afternoon, while rounding a curve at Denny's
Station, about a mile cast of Pittsburgh, ran
off the track. The locomotive was thrown down
an embankment about fifty feet, turning over
and exploding with a great noise. The tender
and three passenger cars were carried down
the embankment a short distance, but the coiq>-
ling checked their impetus, they did not turn
over. There were over 100 passengers on the
train, but none of them were injured seriouslv,
excepting a young man, named Valentine em
ployed on the train, who had one of his legs
horrioly shattered. The locomotive is a com
plete wreck, and the tender and cars arc in
but little better condition. The accident is
attributed to a defective rail.
PEAN, THE COACIIMAN, TKH"MPHAXT. —The
Dean and linker case was terminated on Mon
day, by Judge Daries dissolving the injunction
by which Dean was forbidden personal commu
nication with his wife, and dismissed the writ
of habeas corpiM, by which the lady, it is alleg
ed, was restrained of her liberty by her father,
liy the decision of the Judge Mr. i)ean, no lon
ger John the Coachman, is the lawful husband
of Mr. linker's daughter, and he will, of course,
take charge of his young and beautiful bride,
who, like Pesdemona, will love him for the
dangers he has passed. On the decision of
the Court being made known Mr. Dean was
immediately surrounded by a crowd of admi
ring friends, who uearly smothered him with
ACQI ITTAT, OP Mr. LEE.—
20.—The jury in the case ot Mr. Lee, indicted
for the murder of Mr. Hume, in the Pension
office in this citv, returned into court this morn
ing, with a verdict of acquittal. They were
governed by instructions of tho Court, given
at the instauce of counsel for the accused.
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
(Eljttrsilan fflormnn, 'April 2, 1857.
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DA VXD WIIMOT, of Bradford Co.
FOR CANAT. COMMISSIONER,
WAX. MILL WARD, of Philadelphia.
FOR .1 EDGES OF THE SLTREME COVET,
JOSEPH J. LEWIS, of Chester Co
JAMES VEECH, of Fayette County.
Proceedings <>f the State Convention while
i assembled at Ilarrisburg on the 25th ult., will
j be found briefly reported in another column.
Their action has been such as will awake the
enthusiasm of the people of the Commonwealth,
and will be responded to in the North partic
ularly, with intense feeling. The nomination
of DAVID WILMOT for Governor, will
arouse the friends of Freedom everywhere
| throughout the State to exertion. It will
, touch a chord of popular feeling and sympathy
I which shall bring about the happiest results.
Iu every quarter of the Commonwealth he will
be recognized as the man who has sought for
ten years, faithfully and unfalteringly, to stay
i the progress of Slavery extension, and to se
j cure to white labor, the benefits and posscsa
sion of our Free Territories.
Of the nominees with him upon the ticket,
the Philadelphia Xorth American says :
" Mr. Millward, who has been nominated by
the Convention for Canal Commissioner, was
the member of the last Congress from the
Third District. His career in Congress prov
ed so satisfactory to both the Republicans and
Americans of his district, that they nominated
him again, and supjiorted him heartily. Mr,
Millward was a member of the American party,
and supported Fillmore and Donelson, but he
united in the effort to carry the state for the
Union electoral ticket, lie is a man of capac
ity, firmness of pnrpo.se, ami well calculated
to do justice to the business of the Canal
"For Judges of the supreme Court, the
Convention has nominated two eminently suita
ble candidates. Mr. Yeech is one of the ablest
lawyers in the westeru part of the State, Sev
eral years ago he was the choice of a number
of Western members of the legislature for
United States Senator, a position he would
have filled with dignity and usefulness. Mr.
Lewis is one of the men of mark in the Coun
ty of Chester. Here in Philadelphia he is well
known to many as a person of clear, forcible
mind, enlarged acquirements, and very decid
ed talent. Two such Judges as James Veech
uml Joseph J. Lewis would add very material
ly to the judicial strength of the present bench."
GOVERNOR OK KANSAS. —It is now officially
announced that ROBERT J. WALKER of Mis
sissippi has accepted the Governorship, and
FREDERICK P. STANTON of Tennessee, the Sec
retaryship of the Territory of Kansas. It is
also understood that unlimited discretion has
been given to Mr. W. as to the means to be
employed to maintain peace and order in Kan
sas, ami unhesitating support is pledged him,
in the removal of any obstacles in the way of
We recollect, last faff, as the election drew
nigh, how we were pointed to the peaceful
state of affairs in Kansas, and Gov. GEARY
was lauded to the skies for the change he had
wrought bv bis firmness and discretion. But
it seems that in so doing, lie incurred the dis
pleasure of the border-ruflians, and was finally
obliged to flee the Territory, finding that his
efforts to maintain an impartial administration
were ineffectual unless backed by the National
Administration, He only needed just such
powers as have been conferred upon Mr. WAL
KER. Why were they not granted him ? The
reasonable answer is, that the Pro-Slavery par
ty demanded his rejection, aud Mr. BUCHANAN
was obliged to yield.
Hie result of Mr. \\ ALKKR'S mission vet re
mains to be seen. We have no disposition to
prejudge, but we cannot see in what way it is
to result favorable to the Free State cause.—
He is thoroughly a pro slavery man, and there
is 110 reason to supjiose that the border-ruf
fians in Kansas will be any better satisfied with
an upright administration at his hands than
they were with Gov. GEARY. TO US it scetns
like the last act in Ul9conspiracy to make Kan
sas a slave State. The Governors appointed
form the North, having refused to go all lengths
demanded, a pro-slavery partisan has been se
lected, whose education aud principles will not
be in the way.
ELLIOTT E. LANE, Esq., a brother of
Miss LANE, and nephew of President Buchan
an, died suddenly, in Lancaster, on Thursday
morning, of iuflamation of the bowels. He was
a young gentleman of fine character, and it is
said to have been quite a favorite of the Prhs
DECLINATION OF JUDGE LEWIS.
To the great surprise of everybody, and to
the profound astonishment of those who are
aware how anxious lie was to secure arc-nomi
nation, Judge EI.LIS LEWIS appears with a
card, in which he withdraws from the.canvass,
declining the re-nomination for Supreme Judge.
The reasons given by the Judge for this step
are such as will not fail to strike the most care
less reader as entirely unsatisfactory and in
sufficient. lie says :
" At Ihe late Democratic Htate Convention, the local
claims of the different section* oftlie Stale were generous
ly waived for the purpose of securing my continuance in
the high and important office of Supreme Judge. The
energy with which those claims are now urged for the
office recently vacated on the Supreme Bench, show* the
extent of the*sacrifice* then made, and the nature of the
dissatisfaction which may exist after one section shall be
gratified and the other disappointed by the anticipated
nomination. The Convention, when re-assembled, might
Vic able to harmonize these claims, if that liody had two
nominations to make, instead of one. I therefore feel at
liberty to decline, as 1 now do, the re-nomination tender
ed to me by the Democratic State Convention."
We presume no man will for a moment be
lieve that the poor excuse here given by the
Judge is the true reason for his course. That
Judge LEWIS, iu declining, has merely consul t
ed the harmony and interests of the Demo
cratic party is preposterous. His re-nomina
tion was almost nnanitnons, and was well re
ceived, throughout the State, on account of
his high reputation as a jurist. Tiic claim of
candidates for the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of Judge BLACK, are not being urg.
Ed with any remarkable " energy," whatever
Judge LEWIS may say to the contrary, nor
was there any reason to apprehend disaster
from the nomination which yet remained to be
It is whispered that Judge LEWIS is exer
cised and anxious about the present aspect of
politics in Pennsylvania—that he apprehends
disaster to the Demociacy this fall. Being a
man of unbounded ambition lie has no desire
to be buried beneath the ruins, and has taken
an early opportunity to consult his own safe
ty. In this the Judge has shown bis usual
shrewdness and sagacity. By declining the
re-nomination, lie retains his present position,
while a defeat would forever remove the pros
pect of a seat upon the Supreme Bench of the
United States, toward which he is now looking.
g&r The news of the nomination of Hon.
I). Wilmot, for Governor, was received at this
place on Thursday evening ot last week; where"
upon the Republican Club rallied at head quar
ters in large numbers, and proceeded to form
a torch-light procession in honor of the event.
After being completed, the procession, preced
ed by the To wanda Brass Band, and a large
illuminated Banner, with various mottos in
scribed on it—among which was—" For Gov
ernor, DAVID Wll.MOT" —moved up Main street
to Paine street : up Paine to Second Street ;
down second to Poplar st., up Poplar to the
residence of Mr. Wilmot.
The Honorable gentleman immediately made
his appearance upon the jfcrcli of his residence,
and upon a call from the assemblage, he was
addressed by U. MERCUR, Esq., in a very pret
ty speech announcing to him the nomination.
This was responded to by Jndge Wrr.Mni in
his usual happy and forcible style, and was
listened to with much interest by the people
After the conclusion of his remarks, three
more hearty cheers went up for the success of
our standard bearer. Music was again had by
the Band, when the procession re-formed ami
marched back to their bead quarters.
The whole affair was conducted with much
spirit and enthusiasm, and fcs a precursor of
what old Bradford will do in October next.—
A shocking murder was perpetrated iff
the county prison, in Philadelphia, on Thurs
day night, by a German named George Aub
liu. lie had been committed for beating his
his wife, and was confined in the same cell
with an Irishman named John Clearv, also
there for beating his wife. It seems that Au
bliu being a very intemperate man, was afflic
ted with delirium tremens in the cell, on ac
count of being deprived of his liquor. In
this condition he rmfrdercd Cleary, under the
insane idea that the latter had got iuto his
house to rob him.
Ink Legislative ok Rhode Isi.axd has rc*
fused to repeal the act abolishing capital pun
ishment, which has been in operation for sev
en years in that state. The House, by a vote
of 38 to 29, resolved every person who
shall eommit-murder shall be imprisoned for
life" ; and by a vote of 48 to 0, refused to
declare that murder committed by a convict iu
the State prison shall be punished with death.
The Rank of Newcastle Pa., has failed, and
the Cashier absconded with $50,000 of the
funds of the Rank ; but he was soon arrested
in Philadelphia and taken back to Newcastle
fcg- We are requested to state, that in the
\ aledictorv Addresses published last week, sev
eral mistakes were made, which must be charg
ed to account of the printer.
ATTEMPT TO ROB.—A week ago last Satur
day evening, about nine o'clock two men, nam
ed Daniel Wheaton and James Dunning—
the latter a pedlar of tin ware for Booth &
Pratt, of this village—went to the residence
of an old man named Cyrus Sessions, who
lives near Killawag, about sixteen miles from
Binghamton, for the purpose, it is supposed, of
robbing him of a large sum of money, which
it is said he had in his possession. The roh
bers knocked at the door for admission, and on
its being opened by Mr Sessions, they knocked
him down with a club. His sisters at once
gave the alarm by a loud blast with a horn
from a chamber window, which called out sev
eral of the neighbors, who pursued the robbers,
arrested them, and on Wednesday Sheriff
Batch had theui in safe keeping.— Binghamton
St ft tela rif.
BARBAROUS TREATMENT OE A SLAVE.— A man
named Vincent Rosson, says the West Tennes
see Argus, has recently been run out of that
towu for apjieariug to claim a runaway slave
woman, who was induced to leave his service
by the most barbarous treatment wc ever
heard of. The Argus says ;
" We are told that he turned her out into the
weather during the coldest of last winter, bare
footed and poorly clad, until her finger's and
toes were badly frosted ; lie then took his knife
and cut them off, and threw them into the fire—
poured hot water and threw hot embers on
her—beat and abused her in everv way which
the devil himself could have invented, "and she
is only eleven or twelve years old. At length
she could not bear it no longer, and ran awav
—she was taken up and brought to toirn for
imprisonment in a horrible condition, covered
with sores, and nearly dead."
At Edgerton, Wisconsin, on tin ,7th ult..bvßcv Rohett
Si-well, Mr. J. If. COOLBAUGII. of Ffcloit WbeS
(formerly of Durell, Fa.) to Miss SUSAN H !\\ , f
the former plmi e, (formerly of Wilkes-Barrc, I'a.j ' '
On the morning of the 20fh nit., at his father's rciilmo
in Asylum township, JOHN* \V._ MORROW
years ami.i months. ' s "-
" How is the strong staff broken and the beautiful rod ♦"
A DM IXISTR ATOR'S NOTlCE.—Notice
XX is hereby given, that all persons indebted to the „
tate of DANIEL MILLER,, de, eased. Ist,, of VlOanV
twp. are hereby requested to make par men t without d.
lay; and all persons having claims awain-t said r-ute will
please present them duly authenticated for -eltleineut
„ , „ RUSSELL MILLER
March n,ml. __ _ Administrate.
\ DMINISTR ATOR'S M)TIi ; R-A'„ t , e
XX is hereby given, that aft persons indebted to thl
estate of SELA GOBLE. dee d, late of Litchfield Un
ship, are hereby notified to make payment without delav
and all person* having demands against said estate
requested to present them duly authenticated f or , m >,.
ment. _ SAMUEL DAVIDSON
A DM IXISTRATOK'S NOTICE, *
XX is hereby given, that all persons indebted to t)re m
tate of Eunice Shoemaker, deceased, late of Windham ti
are hereby requested to make payment without delav
and all persons hating claims against said estate wiii
pleasej>rcse&t them duly authenticated for settlement.
ELIJAH SHOEMAKER 2d
„ , IUUHARD S. SHOEMAKER
March 31,1557, Admimstratoni.
A DM IXISTR A mix xoricE -xotk-
XX i- hereby given, that aft persons indebted to the es
tate of JOHN OMAN, late of Alliens twp., dee'd re
requested to make payment Without delay ; and all per"
sons having claims against said estate, must present them
duly authenticated for settlement to the suWriber.
March 28, 18.77. Administratrix.
j I7LECTION.—-The stockholders of the To
-1 J wanda Bridge Company art- hereby notified that an
Election will be holilen on MONDAY.the tth day of M \Y
next, at the office of Wm. C. Sogart, in the Borough "t
Towanda. for he election of a President, Treasure! 1 and
Six Managers of said Company. M. U. SfERCTR,
To wanda. Muck 30,1857. * Secretary.
ORPHAN'S COURT SALE—BT virtue
of an order of the Orphans' Court "if Bradford coun
ty, will lie exposed to public sale on the premises, .-a
Saturday, the 2d day of MAY next, at 2 o'clock, (■.
M., the following property—
All the intere-t Owen C'arr, deceased, had heiure hb
death, in the following lot, piece and parcel of land in
Herrick town-hip,- hounded as follow-: Beginning at
a post and stones in the highway leading from Hiram
i Camps to William Griffis; thence along the same north
| 2:f° cast ■'! 1 rod* to a corner, a hemlock tree : thence north
; i(l puis to a post and stones ; thence west 7ii rod* to a
; botch free for a corner; thence north BO rods t:i a beech
I corner ; thence 118 rods to a postatid -tones: thencesonth
| 7- rods ; tlieuce east .10 rods to a heinl -ck ; tla-nce soutli
] 77 rods to a post and stohes. and fhence ea-t si rods t •
I the place of beginning. ContainingStS acre-, more nrles-.
: about to aefe-improved, one framed house thereon ereit
! tel. and about 50 apple trees growing thereon.
! And aWo one other piece of land situate oa the west and
j adjoining the above described land, containing 11 acres,
contracted to said Owen Carr by William Miller.
NANCY CARP, Administratrix
March 30. 18.77. of Owen Carr, deceased.
ATRS. L. E. WHEELER would rcspeot
j X*A fully announce to her friends and the public gener
-1 ally tlfltt -be will open a shop in BAST SMITH FILM'.
I one north of the Presbyterian church, where willbefonnd
* rxsffwrx vtW-e ASSORTMENT OF
! MILLINER Y AND FANCY GOODS,
| To which she would invite the attention of the Ladifs.
REPAIRING —Particular attention paid to tbis brawh
! of the business. Also, Dresses, Basque-, Talma-, Ac. uia c
1 to order. gsritMdd. March 31, lfi*-
Zo the School directors cf Bradford Co.
CI ENTI.EMEN : In pursuance of the 43d section of the
T act of STLI May, L 5.74, you are hereby notified to meet
| in Convention, at the Court House, in the Borough of T"
; wanda. on the FIRST MONDAY OF M AY, A. Ik IK'.
1 being the fourth day of the month, at one o'clock in the
j afternoon, and select, viva voce, by a majority of the
J whole uumtier of Directors present, ONE person of literary
and scientific attainments, and of -kill and experience NI
! the art of Teaching, as COL'NTY SUPERINTI.NI'KNT j
I for FIVE three succeeding years : determine the amount
! compensation for the same, AND certify the result to the
J Stale Superintendent at Harrishurg, a- REQ'J'RED by the
j SLILH FRTYD 40th sections of saief act.- E. <lll EN,
Highland, April 1, 1877 County
LIST OF LETTERS rtnmmiaff in the T.
O. at TO WANDA, quarter ending March 31, b<-
Ackley Isabell Lynch Miclieal
Anker M*f 2 Lyon '"has T
Karnes Thomas >forrfson KfllMm I
Beeman* Washington MeMickle Alexander - ;
ltrowu !?en( r Murphy
Kilos J X X Jfmtdnn Edward
Burton William Sb-Carty Srs .
Bovingdon Mr McDonnell Cathartne
Coffee Mary jfcXeal Tin , |
I ('a flier Hannah 1 Morris Leonard j
Connelly .I.>hn M'rgau Mrs Harriet
Chaneev Olive L MVraeken W ealtuy
I Comeor William Mulhan Thomas
Connor Elizabeth Melanv Thos
Crane A C Mack Sarah \
('hasp Harriet M< 'arthy Daniel
1 Carte* Benjamin Major W in
j Coleman S H Maynanl Davis I)
| Crowley David Mturorc Daniel I
! Calkin Mrs Xorthrup John
; Dull J J O'Brien Thos
Diggins Catharine Piatt ElizabeU
Dacey Win Patterson Adclia
Decker W W Potter Mary
l>aley Andrew Pool Mrs
Durlacker A Flyltr Isaac
Daly Marr Riley Hannah
Dodge Oliver Rouse John II
Ennis Mary Root George 1
Easterbrooks Wm W 3 Rounds Louisa
Eastabrooks Avery Roll Mary
Ferguson O D lh p Jacob
Fnuly C 2 Rogers Abbv N
Fuller Peter Spaulding Mrs A a |
Feenaghty James Stkkel John , 1
Fowler F I) Smith John
Finnins John Stephen* Mary
(rohs Joel Splane lictaei , I
dore Elmira E Stockwell I rauia a
Griffin John Sill Hannah
Gregg Wm Sherman Mary ;■
Green G W Smith Hiram
Go-iline A Tracy Sim* W ni
Giles Ellen Sullivan Timothy
dray Robert 2 Smith Hi Icy g
Graves Ann 3 Sheverstav NfttM'
Goodwin Chas S Sharp W alter
Ha'sey Hugh 7 Taylor Amelia h
Hawley Frederic S 3 Tuttle" " 3
Harrigan James Tattle Almira t I
Howe Mary E Thomas Richanl |
Hutchinson Win Vincent Alnni i _m
Hoaglin Walter Yandawant Mis* r- |
Howe Ann Williams ■
Haher Charles At ortendyke Ant f
Horton Wm Walsh John 9
Hellebrant Jeptha \\ eltnn Lois A ■
How Peter Webb John 3
Hughes Thomas Wright.John b f
Henessy Thomas Wells K H I
Ilanhan Jaiues tVestbrook He J 1
Johnson John J Walsh Marv 1
Keere Jane AVebber Saiuuet 1
Kreis Ferdinand White Peter 1
Kennedy John AValb< |r n Georg I
Kuues George Weber Sarah 1
I/ewis Ellen WnodburnJohn I
Ltuidon Lucinda K 1
Lamina David . l 9
Laiidon Ezra Walborn olmon |
Latimer Huldah Wells Wmore ]
Lynch Denis Za" c"poKTKB.}' fl
9®-Persons calling for any of tbc-e letters "Va
luentiou thev are advertised- §