Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, March 01, 1860, Image 2

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Thursday Morning, Blarch 1, 1860.
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l,\ - The office of the REPORTER has
been removed to the wooden building two
doors west of the former location.
The proceedings of the State Convention
hold on the 22J nit, arc so length as to en
croach materially upon our space. They are
however, of the utmost importance, uud will
be found very interesting. Gen. CAMERON ap
pears to have a decided majority of Delegates
friendly to him, though the plan which had
been fore-shadowed to appoint Delegates to
Chicago was very wisely abandoned, at least
so far as to defer to the wishes of the people
in the Districts where the feeling was against
such action. In this District, no delegates
were appointed.
lion. D. WILMOT heads the list of delegates
at large, and U. MERCUR was selected as elec
tor for this district. The resolutions are
sound and uatioual, meeting fairly all the great
issues of the day.
The nomination of A. G. CURTIN seems to
give general satisfaction—and a feeling is
evinced to enter into the battle with a deter
mination to maintain for Pennsylvania the
same proud political position she has asssmed,
of opposition to the corruption and heresies of
the National Administration.
HAKRISEURC, Feb. 24,15C0.
Mr. E. O. GOODRICH. Dear Sir: —On
Friday last the Legislature together with
many outsiders, visited the State Normal
School in Lancaster County. A special train
took the distinguished visitors to Lancaster
where they were formally received by the
Mayor in a set speech—responded to by Judge
Bell of the Seuate in a few happy impromptu
remarks. After partaking of "J. IS." (which
is rendered whiskey in English) and Bologna
sausage, the visitors were paraded through
the streets for a raiic or two (snow knee deep)
and suddenly dumped into a parcel of dutch
waggons, and rapidly hauled to the Normal
School—bur miles distant. The school is ou
an extensive plan, to appearance thoroughly
and vigorously conducted. Prof. Wiekersham
is master of his business, and the various
principals under him seem " up to snuff." Miss
llussell, Professor of Elocution, is a remarka
ble woman in her vocation. Her deportment
attracted a crowd of admiring critics during
the entire visit. Her style of teaching pro
voked universal commendation, and her rea
dings—faultless to a fault, elicited praise and
applause from some of the best critics of the
&tate. She is the daughter of Mf. Russell,
the somewhat celebrated Elocutionist of Mass
achusetts. The plan of the school is about
this. The pupils are thoroughly drilled in
the various branches required to be taught in
our comraou schools, together with the art and
theory of teaching, for a period of one year—
after which they are required to practice teach
ing in the model schools, connected with the
establishment, for another year under the
rigid supervision of the principals of that de
partment. If in all these things they are suc
cessful, they receive their diploma. The mod
el schools are a part of the main school, and
are supplied with children of the little village
of Millersvillc in the midst of winch the Nor
mal School stands. The teachers graduating
are required to teach those model schools
gratis. The establishment must torn out many
well educated, practical, journeymen teachers.
The pupils are mostly young ladic3 this win
ter, as maDy young men leave during the win
ter season, to engage in teaching for wages.
During the summer the case is reversed. Af
ter dinuer and a few speeches, the visitors re
turned highly pleased with their visit and hos
pitable entertainment.
Master George W. Plummer delivered a
Temperance lecture in the Hall of the Cap
ital on Tuesday evening last. All things con
sidered it was a remarkable lecture. Master
George is but Id years old. He speaks easily,
gracefully and forcibly. The subject matter
of his lecture was excellent indeed ; but for
that probably others should have credit, al
though it is said that he is substantially the
author of his lectures. lie is lecturing for
the benefit of a poor unfortunate brother who
had both his hands badly mutilated by the ex
plosion of a cannon.
The great Republican State Convention has
absorbed thepublic attention during tire week.
It was the largest and ablest convention ever
held in the State. In the opening, things
looked dark and inauspicious. Black clouds
hung about the horizon from which there was
an aecasional streak of chain lightning ac
companied with some thunder, hut eventually
the Curtain arose, light burst in upon us in all
Us effulgcncy—dissipating every cloud, and
flaking visible n most glorious future.
Go> r ollock was made permanent chair-J
man, and upon taking his scat, delivered a j
speech of great power, llad the Gov. taken
the bold decided staud when in the executive
chair,that he has taken here, bis administration
would not have been stigmatized as weak and
inefficient. Dnt wc Grew in politics as iu
other things. The State of Pennsylvania is
rapidly growing into the sound doctrines o!
The result of the two labor of the
Convention, were the recommendation of Gen.
Cameron for President, by a vote of 80 to JO
—the nomination of Andrew G. Curtin, of
Center county, on second ballot, by 71 votes
to 60 for all others. Delegates to the Na
tional Convention from 13 Congressional dis
tricts, were selected by their respective dele
gatious here and instructed for Cameron. —
Delegates from 12 districts refused to present
the names of delegates, but reserved that to
the people of their districts. Each Congres
sional district is to send four delegates. Eight
delegates at large were elected, with David
Wilmot at their head. Many excellent speech
es were made. All that did not properly
"Wig Wag" seems to be suppressed by the
Pennsylvania Telegraph. An address full of
adulation of Gen. Camerfln, was passed and a
most excellent platform laid down. It ia fear
less and incquivocol.
Nothing of importance has been done by
the Legislature. Yours,
Elmira Daily Press of the 23J ult., we have the following
report of the proceedings in this celebrated case :
The Court of Sessions met at a quarter past eight yest
erday morning. The Court Hosse was compactly filled
by an anxious crowd of citizens, who had come with the
expectation that PHILO B. DAI LET would be arraigned
for trial upon the indictment for subornation of perjury.
After a long consultation between the Court, District-
Attorney MURDOCH and P. PHELPS for the people, and
G. E. SMITH and Judge STRONG, counsel for the prisoner,
it was arranged that the trial should proceed. The priso
ner was brought into Court, and the names of three jurors
called, when he requested permission to take his counsel
aside, which was granted. In a few minutes they return
ed,when the District Attorney announced that Mr. D AILEY
wished to withdraw his plea of" not guilty " to the in
dictment found against hint at the May Sessions, fur an
assault and,battery with intent to commit a raj e upon the
person of Miss FRANCES 1-- SAW Eit,aud to p.cad guilty
to the same, lie moved that the prisoner have that pri
vilege. There being no opposition to this motion, the
request was granted, and Mr. DAII.KV plead " guilty t >
both charges in the indictment on which he was tried
last May.
District Attorney asked the Court to pass sentence
upon the prisoner at owe. The Court signified its willing
ness, and the prisoner was requested to rise. The scene
which followed was a painful one, and a death-like' still
ness pervaded every part of the Court Room. Every eye
was turned upon the prisoner, who looked pale and care
w rn, but yet appeared cool and collected.
Upon being asked by the Court if he had anything to
say why sentence should not then be passed upon him,
he spoke in substance as follows:
May it phase, the Court )—l have a few remarks to
make, though it may be useless, for I know this privilege
is a mere formality. 1 desire the Court to take into con-
sideratiou the ditVerenee between 1 have been, and
what I am now. In a brief space ot time, I have 1 .-.-t
everything. An honorable and lucrative office, friends,
money, honor, good name, liberty and health, all are
gone." And y< f 1 do not tear prison or punishment, and
for myself la*k nothing. I urge nothing byway of miti
gation. 1 have lost so much, and suffered so much, that
it matters little to me what now U-< omes of me. It i-> a
sort ol'gratification to me, to be made aware that I am to
have an abiding place anywhere, and I can only say for
myself, that 1 am determined to do the very iicst possible
that I can under ail the trying circumstances which may
nnhappy fate may present. Hut I have to urge, and
earnestly solicit, the Court to consider the facts I now
state in connection with the length of time for which 1
may be imprisoned. I have aged parents who are and
have been lor years, entirely dependent upon me for a
portion of their support, and lor that protection and care
which devolves opon an only son, 1 nave ever tried to
perform my duty to tliem.and a member of this Honora
ble now present, will bear me witness that 1 expend
od ven to my last penny in pert lining that duty. I . . a
more, I mortgaged the last pieces of property* down to
small trinkets of little value save to me, to obtain money
for their wants. Would to God 1 eoald have done more
and better lor them 1 In view of their necessities and my
duty to them, I ask and respectfully urge the Court to
use that leniency indicting sentence, which these circum
stances dem nd. For myself, 1 repeat, 1 have nothing to
say. I shall be perfectly sat;died with thes utence which
the Court deems proper to iuliict, and 1 will endeavor to
perform it faithfully.
Judge PARKER remarked, that in view of the prisoner's
former and present position, and that other indictments
had been found against him for graver offences than those
upon which he was about to be sentenced, be would have
to give him the full penalty of the law in this instance.—
He accordingly sentenced the prisoner to Auburn Prison
for the term of four years and eight months. The prisoner
was then remanded to jail, and will start for Auburn in
charge of Jailor Its WITT, on Friday morning.
—The prisoner is still a young man, being not quite
twenty-nine years of age.—His confinement in Jail for
tiie past live months has visibly worn upon his constitu
tion, which was never very rugged. We had a short in
view with him in Jail yesterday afternoon,and found him
busy writing some letter* to friends. He scented resign
ed to his fate, and declared his intention to do all in his
power, while in Prison at Aubvrn, by conducting himself
properly, to assure all that lie intended to lead a different
life in the future, should he live to serve out his term at
jfeaT' We are requested by the Recorder to
state, that the commissions for the newly elected Justi
ces have been received, and may be had by applying at
his office.
Justices will also do well to bear in mind that they can
find at the Reporter Office all the blanks they require,
printed in good style on superior paper.
We are iu receipt of the Edinburg
Review, the If'estminxtrr Review and Bluekicoods Maga
zine, three of L. SCOTT & Go's republications. These
valuable works, costing so largely iu England, arc placed
within the reach of every one in this country. They con
tain articles from the ablest men of England—of an abili
ty and character which is beyond anything produced out
side of their pages.
££7° A correspondent of the Oiccgo Times
gives the following account of Religious interest in Le
tqnffll : Many of your readers will be interested in
learning that a deep spiritual awakening has manifested
itself in the village of Leltaysville; and the pleasure which
the announcement may give them will not be diminished
by the information that the good work was developed in
connection with the earnest preaching of one of Owego'a
young men, Mr S. Washington Gladden.
The Congregational Church was organized there far
back at the commencement of the present sentury, and
for many years it was a strong, efficient body. But of late
it had become very small and weak ; and when its present
Pastor the Rev. I. G.Sabin, entered upon, his duties, it
was ready to perish beneath its burden < f debt. But the
new Pastor was undaunted. A mid may difficulties and
embarrassments, he set upon the task of clearing away
this oppr< ;sivc load, as the first step to the promotion of
religion in the place. And he succeeded, to the astonish
ment and gratitude of ail the people. Under his devoted
ministration, the little band of Christians were then led
on to pray for, and to expect, an awakening of men's at
tention to the chiefcst of human concerns. And by their
iuvit it ion, the youthful preacher, but just approbated to
the work, at the recent meeting of the Congregational
Association, went among them to labor. In co-operation
with the- Pastor, his labors have been excessive ; but they
both arc permitted to see glorious result. It is impossi
ble to say how many have set out upon the new liie.
IJut so much is certain ; the work has been a silent,
healthy, calm and profound one and its effects will long
be felt in Leßaysville.
old and respected citizen, died at Robert's Hotel, in thi
Village, yesterday, at abouto'clock P. M., in the 57th
year of his age. The funeral rites will be administered
at the Presbyterian church to-morrow (Thursday) at 10
o'clock A. M. V.'e understand he is to he interred in the
family burying ground, on the old homestead where his
boyhood years were passed.— Tankhunnock Democrat,
ll'edncsday, 23.
PROLIFIC.— W e are'informed that an Irish
woman, wife of PATRICK LEAKY, residing at Johnny Cake
Dam, in this County, gave birth, about two weeks since,
to three children at one time, fchc has been married hut
three years, but during that time she has presented her
liusbaud with no less than seven little responsibilities !
the first year one, the second year three, and the last year
also three. This a remarkable ease of fecundity, and we
doubt if it can be beat in the State.— Elvnira Press.
MR. EDITOR : —I would like to know if any
movement is being made to organize a Republican Club
for this County? I notice that iu many portions of the
country,"Clubs are being organized, ready for action in
the great campaign near at hand. 1 know the Republi
cans are strong in Old Bradford, but can we not add ma
terially to onr strength, by organizing clubs throughout
the County ere long ? I sec that iu several counties the
plan has been adopted of organizing a Central Club at
the County Seat, to co-operate with clubs in the several
Townships or Districts of the County—in receiving and
circulating documents and transacting such other busi
ness as would advance the cause of Freedom. Would
not a similar plan be a good one for this County? Let
us hear from some of our Republican friends upon the
subject soon. The contest is of too much importance to
wxsle time, means or effort. FORMAN.
We are requested by BENDER to an
nounce that he has 011 hand a full assortment ot Station
ery, of the best quality, which he w ill sell at the lowest
prices. Also, that he will keep on hand a supply of Con
stables' and Justices' Blanks, notes, deeds, Ac.
held at the Borongli of Troy, commencing Tuesday,
March G, IsGO, to continue thiee days, and close with a
Concert, the whole to be under the direction of Prof. T.
E. PKUKINS, of the Normal Academy of Music, Cenesco,
N. Y.
The (' mmittee of Arrangements say that the high rep
utation and ability of Prof. PERKINS, as a Musical Iliicc
t .r, and Instructor, warrants in promising a large attend
ance at this Convention. Every effort will be made to
render its sessions plea-sent and in-tnn tivc. Arrange
ments will he made to provide members from a distance
with comfortable accommodations at re- enable rates.
Former Conventions at Troy, have been eminently suc
cessful, and we have no doubt, from the musical talent
and character for hospitality ot the citizens of Troy that
this will he equally so.
meeting of the North Branch Canal Company,held 011 the
24th ult., the follow ing gentlemen were elected officers:
C..F. WEI.LS Jr., President; W. (i. STERLING, Treasurer;
THE ATLANTIC M >NTHLY, for March, is al
ready out. and a.-* ial is well filled with original articles
from the Lest writers In the country. The new publish
ers, Messrs. TICKNOR & FIELDS, 13j Washington -trcet,
Boston, are exerting themselves to render their magazine
equal, in point of literary merit, to any other published.
Us circulation is increasing rapidly, and each number
publi. bed seems to excel its predecessor in iutere-t and
the ability of it - articles. The I.dl w ing arc the contents
of the March number : The French Character ; the Pur
suit ol Knowledge Under Piflh ulties ; " Implora Pace
the Progress of the Electric Telegraph ; Lcvc and Self-
Love ; To the Muse ; Sexon-Propulsion ; White Mice ;
For Christie's Sake; the Nursery Blarney-Stone; The
Professor's Story ; fs the Religions Want of the Age Met?
Reviews and Literary Notice 1 ; Recent American Publi
■ ■
eg?- The local editor of tbc Argus " lias
been, and gone, andjdone it,'' as appears l.y a notice under
the hymeuial head. We tender him our congratulations
0:1 the happy event—trusting that he wil' realize all those
roseate anticipations, which arc the usual prelude to such
figy There will be a public examination
of the Classes of the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute on
the 12th and 13th of March. The patrons of the School
and the public generally are invited to attend. A lecture
on the theory and practice of teaching, will be delivered
before the " Normal department" on the evening of the
JC-ifTlie lecture before the Y. M.C. A., de
livered last night, in the M. K. Church, by Dr. C. M.
TURNER, was decided socccss. T! is subject, " 'Hie Influ
ence o{ religious sentiment upon communities i. States,"'
was handled in a masterly manner. He spoke for more
than an hour keeping the audience enchained upon the sub
ject. lie showed how much the nature of every institu
tion whether of justice or benevolence of every nation in
all ages, depended upon religious sentiment of the mass
es of the people, and Jthat the institutions of our own
country, in all their power and influence for good are the
developments and embodiments of the great doctrine of
him who " spake as never man spake."
steamer went ashore off Cape Sable, one
night last week. She has been ascertained to
be the Hungarian of the Liverpool and I'crt
•land line. The passengers and crew arc sup
posed to be all lost, as no survivor has been
found, nor nothing to tell how many souls were
on board.
J®*The Executive Committee cf the strik
ing Lynn Shoemakers have taken measures to
prevent any outbreak of violence, by organiz
ing a strong police of their own number, who,
together with the military and the civic author
ities, it is thought will prove amply sufficient
to overawe such turbulent spirits as may feel
disposed to perpetrate outrages and endanger
the object sought to be attained by their move
Gov. Medary, of Kansas, has vetoed
the bill abolishing Slavery in the Territory,
and the Legislature has taken the bill up again.
It is probable that it will be repassed over the
George P. Buruham, the Massachu
setts Liquor Agent, who has been confined in
in the Boston Jail several weeks, was yester
day discharged on his own recognizance to ap
pear when the indictment against him may be
called up
People's State Convention.
UARBISBURG. Feb. 22, —The People's State
Convention met in the Hall of the House at
12 o'clock to day, and was called to order by
Levi Kline, Esq., chairman of the State Cen
tral Committee. The crowd was very great
and much confusion prevailed. The Conven
tion was temporarily organized by selecting
Francis Jordan, of Bedford, as temporary
chairman. A lengthy discussion ensued as to
the mode of selecting committees on creden
tials and permanent officers. It was finally
agreed that the Committee on Credentials
should consist of nine, to be appointed by the
chair, and that the Committee 011 Permanent
Organization should consist of one from each
Senatorial district to be named by the dele
gates from said district. During the discus
sion spirited speeches were made by J. R.
Flanigan, William B. Mann, and Philip S.
White, of Philadelphia.
Mr. Hampton, of Allegheny, was named as
temporary chairman, but the friends of Mr.
Jordan, of Bedford, succeeded in appointing
him by calling the yeas and nays.
The following are among the Committee 011
Permanent Organization: Philadelphia —Jus.
M. Gibson, Edwin Booth, William if. Mann,
Henry C. Pratt.
Lancaster —Day Wood, E. Billingsfelt.
Allegheny—R. B.Carnahan, J. L. Graham.
Committee on Credentials —Messrs. Henry"
Souther, S. Newton Pettis, H. R. Coggshall,
Geo. Reid, Hon. 11. W. Ketchufn, G. W.
Schofield, Col. A. McClure, Gen. W. H.
Kuntz, Thos.JMarshall.
After the committees were announced, the
Convention, at 2 o'clock, adjourned till 4.
The Convention again assembled at 4 o'clock.
The House was densely crowded, and numbers
of delegates were unable to obtain seats. The
speaker requested gentlemen not delegates to
surrender their seats. Much pleasantry en
sued as to the best mode to seat the delegates.
William B. Mann, chairman of the Commit
tee on Organization, made a report of the of
ficers of the Convention, as follows :
President —lion. JAMES POI.LOCK.
1 Yce Presidents. —Charles Frailey, James
S. Xaglce, Daniel Beitler, Henry Bumtn, Ed
ward Gratz, Franklin Taylor, Edward Bailey,
Ag. Cadwalader, Henry Green, Win. Yocum,
A. 11. Lcisenring, P. M. Ostcrhoot, Davis
Alton, E. L. Baldwin, Abraham Updegraff,
Anderson Dennis, Win. B. Irwin, George F.
Meilly, Joseph Fisher, Samuel J. Henderson,
lid ward Smyscr, A. K. McClure, Francis Jor
uan, Jacob M. Campbell, Joseph R. Smith,
Dr. Wm. B. Coulter, George K. Weyly, .John
M. Kirkpfetr'ck. W. Irwin, of Reaver, Thomas
J. Brown of Mercer, S. X.wtou Pettis, A. B.
Sorclarics. —S. B. Row, R. T. Ncvin, J.
Gunnison, Lloyd Jones, John 11. Oliver, Wil
liam A. Hammer, Wm. M. Loyd, John A.
Brown and A* W. Crawford. Hon. Charles
Frailey and Gen. James S. Naglee arc des
ignated a-> first and second Vice Presidents,
and were requested to take their scats oa the
right and left hand of the President.
The report was unanimously edopted.
Mr. Mann also offered the following resolu
tion, which was agreed to :
llesolccd, That the sergeant-at-arms and
doorkeepers of the House be employed as of
ficers of the Convention.
Ex-Governor Pollock, 011 being conducted
to his scat, made a patriotic, Cuiou loving
Mr. Souther, chairman of the committee se
lected to determine upon credentials and con
tested seats, having heard the parties claiming
seats in the seveiul districts, reported.
The question was taken on the adoption of
the report of the Committee ou Credentials,
ami it was agreed to.
Mr. M. 15. Lowrey, of Erie, offered the fol
lowing lesolntion :
licsoltL■?, That General Simon Cameron is
hereby declared the candidate of the People's
party before the Chicago Convention.
Mr. P. S. White would have the delegates
go to the Chicago Convention free and un
trammelled ; not that they would object to
Pennsylvania having another President, lie
would like to see William M. Meredith, John
M. Head, or Simon Cameron CIIOSEII ; [Ap
plause ;} but Pennsylvania had had her Pres
ident —such a one. [ Laughter.] Westward
empire takes her way ; and ho preferred Mr.
Hates, of Missouri, ( r W. L. Dayton, of New
Jersey, lie was not prepared to endorse the
resolution, and hoped it would be laid over.
Mr. Nevin, of Allegheny, moved to lay the
resolution over. [Cries of "No!" "No!"]
He said that the Convention of Allegheny ad
journed without expressing any opinion as to
the Presidency. They came here to nominate
a Governor, and not to recommend a .candi
date for the Presidency. The reason lie moved
for a postponement was, that the nomination
for Governor should be first made, and then it
might come up and bo disposed of as the Con
vention saw proper.
Mr. David Murama, of Danpliin, said that
the friends ot General Cameron merely de
sired an expression of the feeling of the peo
ple, and had no disposition to stifle the doings
of the Convention. If Genera! Cameron was
not the choice of the Convention, he was of a
large majority of the people of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Marshall, of Allegheny, denounced the
attempt to thrust Gen. Cameron upon the
Convention. He said lie represented a con
stituency of two hundred thousand, and thev
must let this question alone. So had other
districts. Let us nominate a Governor with
out this side issue. He said that there ought
to be a majority in favor of the resolution,
but not such a majority as would crush out
the voice of the minority. We have plenty of
candidates for the Presidency. He asked the
gentlemau who offered the resolution to with
draw it until morning.
Mr. Mnmma would not be drawn into a
violent discussion. Ho said that there was
nothing that could be tortured into a combi
nation on the part of the friends of General
Cameron : that lie was the choice of a large
majority of the people of this Commonwealth
for the Presidency. Mr Mumrna was frequent
ly interrupted by applause.
Mr. Lowrie would not withdraw the resolu
tion if it was considered a firebrand. All lie
had to say was that he was belter in a fight
than any thing olso.
Mr. Darlington, of Chester, would vote in
favor of postponement.
Mr. Ilenry D. Maxwell, of Northampton,
opposed sending delegates to Chicago who
would record nothing but the edict of this
Dr. Lawrence, of Lawrence, enrac here by
instructions from the largest Convention ever
held in his county, aud those instructions were
that this Convention had no right to inter
fere on this question. Ueueral Cameron had
many warm friends in his county, but he should
oppose the resolution.
At quarter past six the Convention ad
journed until eight o'clock.
The Convention assembled at eight o'clock.
The sergcant-at arms and doorkeeper of the
House having received instructions to admit
none but delegates, members of the Legisla
ture, and reporters, a tremendous uproar pre
vailed in the rotunda. The crowd finally be
learoe so dense that they forced open the doors
' and in five minutes the House was completely
Mr. itush Petriken was substituted in place
of Mr. Breslin, from Clinton county.
G. B. Overton was substituted in place of
Mr. Buskirk, of Potter county.
The pending question being on the resolu
tion recommending General Cameron to the
Chicago Convention, (ien John X. Purviancc,
of Puller, suggested taking up the business
of a national character before
the celection of a candidate for Governor,
lie said that the gentleman from Allegheny
had said that this was done for the purpose of
holding a rod over the Gubernational question.
The contrary was the fact. It was to clear
the track for Pennsylvania, so that we could
proceed to the nomination of Governor unfet
tered and untrammelled.
General Xeg ley, of Pittsburg, said he would
hfive to vote against the resolution. He at
the same time paid a high compliment to Gen.
Cameron, and said Allegheny county had good
reason to lie proud of him.
Judge Hale, of Center, would not enter in
to the merits or demerits of General Cameron.
It was proper that this Convention should
give some expression of its sentiments on this
question. He hoped the resolution would be
The president put the question, whether the
resolution should be postponed, and it was
not agreed to —yeas 51, uays 81.
The question then recurred on the adoption
of the original resolution, which was read :
Retired, That General Simon Cameron is
hereby declared the candidate of the People's
party of Pennsylvania for President of the
United "States.
The yeas and nays were ordered, and the
resolution pascd —-yeas 80, nays 30.
The Chester and Delaware county delega
tions refused to vote, on the grouud of inex
Mr. Lowric then offered a resolution, call
ing for a committee of one from each Con
gressional district, to report the names of
eight delegates at large, and four from each
Congressional district, to the Chicago Con
vention, to be "submitted to this Convention
for approval, and th delegates thus selected
be, and they are hereby, instructed to vote as
a unit in the Xational Convention for the
nomination of Simon Cameron, an 1 to adhere
to him unitedly a3 long as his name is before
that body.
Mr. MeClure offered the following resolu
tion as a substitute :
Resolved, That this Convention will now
proceed to the selection ot eight delegates at
large to the Chicago Convention ; that the
several Congressional districts of this State
slmll at such times as they may respectively
determine upon, select four delegates in each
district to the said Convention, and that it is
hereby recommended to the delegates to be
chosen by the several Congressional districts,
as the sense of this Convention, that they
• npport the nomination of the Hon. Simon
I Cameron for the Presidency*
Pending the question, the Convention, at
half-past 11 o'clock, adjourned until 9 o'clock
to-morrow morning
The Convention reassembled at 9 o'clock.—
The rush was not so great this morning as
yesterday, owing probably to the late hours
kept by the outside delegations, who were
pressing their favorite candidates, and testing
the merits of Harrisburg whisk vat the same
time. The President announced that smok
ing the hall was absolutely prohibited.
The President stated that the House of
Representatives would meet at 10 o'clock and
adjourn, and it would therefore lie necessary
for the Convention to adjourn before that hour
and meet again shortly after.
Judge Hale offered a resolution as a com
promise, allowing gentlemen from the different
Congressional districts to select their own de
legates to the Chicago Convention, which was
acccptecPby Mr. Lowry, tire mover of the ori
ginal resolution, as a substitute for Iris own..
The reading of the resolution as modified
was called for and it was read, as follows :
Resolved, That a committee of seven lie ap
pointed by the Chair to appcare an address
and resolutions, and al-o to report the names
of eight Senatorial delegates to the National
Convention, to be held in Chicago, in June
next, and the names of two persons for Sena
torial electors ; and that the delegates from
the different Congressional districts report to
the Convention the names of four persons from
each Congressional district, who shall be the
Representative delegates to the National Con
vention, and one from each d strict as electors.
The delegates from the State to the National
Convention are hereby instructed to cast the
vote of the State as a unit, and to rote for
General Camerou while bis name remains be
fore that body.
Mr. Darlington, of Chester, said his people
did not entrust him with the resjwnsibility of
naming delegates to the Chicago Convention,
and he denied the right theu of this Conven
tion to the dare to name delegates to that
Mr. McClure of Franklin, said he had vot
ed against the resolutions endorsing Simon
Cameron, and would do so again, on principle.
He would accept the proposition just made.—
He yielded to the will of the majority against
his own preference, for the sake of harmony.
Mr. McClure moved an amendment to the
resolution as follows :
Provided, That in the districts where the
delegates are already elected, such delegates
be accepted by this Convention.
Mr. Martin, of Delaware, moved further to
amend by adding the following :
Provided farther, That when the Congres
sional districts represented in this Convention
decline to present the name of any delegate to
Chicago in those districts, the election of dele
gates to the National Convention as Chicago
shall be referred to the people.
Mr. Soother, of Elk, conhl see no reason
why the proposition should not be satisfactory.
A large majority of the delegates came here
instructed tor General Cameron, and they
would not divide the loaf with him.
Mr. Penniraan, of Wayne, had voted with
the opposition, and would have continued to
have voted so, if the present proposition had
not been submitted. It met with his cordial
Mr., Martiu replied to Mr. Souther, and
said he would decline to make any concessions.
He wanted the matter to go back to the peo
ple of his district, where it rightfully belou".
Mr. Palmer, of Schuylkill, hailed with joy
the olive branch held out by Mr. Murtiu, of
Mr. J. It. Flan'gan, of Philadelphia, came
to this Convention, not as the friend of Mr.
Cameron, as it had always been known that
he had been his opponent ;but was now happy
to say, after what has happened, a little bright
cloud had appeared, dispelling the dark one
which had been threatening us. lie would ac
cept the proposition in the spirit of barmonr.
Mr. Darlington moved further to amend by
inserting, after the delegates from the State to
the Xational Convention,the words, " appoint
ed by this Conucntion arc hereby," Ac. The
amendment having been accepted, the/juestion
was taken, and the resolution as amended was
carried, amidst the wildest enthuiasm. The
yeas and nays were demanded. During the
call, several genthtuen arose to give their rea
sons fur voting, by which much time was con
sumed, in perfect good humor. The vote was
announced as 128 yeas to 4 nays. The nays
were Me.-srs. William B. Maun, Xevill,Camp
bell and Huberts.
Mr. Lowry moved to nominate candidate fur
Mr. MeClure moved that when the Conucn
tion adjourn, it be until two o'clock this after
noon. Agreed to.
Mr. Marshall moved to proceed to nomina
tion for Governor.
Voices.—Yes, several delegates are going
home at four o'clock. The Convention refus
ed to adjourn, and went into nomination fur
The Convention than proceeded to nominate
candidates for Governor.
Mr. Davis nominated Thomas M. llowc
Mr. T. J. Coffey nominated John Cuvodc.
Mr. Feller nominated Samnel Calvin.
Mr. Booth nominated David Tairgart.
Mr. Palmer nominated Henry K Strong.
Mr. Haines nominated Lemuel Todd^.
Mr. Mann nominated A. G. Curtin.
Mr. Fisher nominated Levi Kline.
Mr. Fletcher nominated Geo. W. Scranton.
Mr Darlington nominated J. Haines.
Mr. Irwin read a letter from Mr Todd with
drawing his name.
The list of delegates was theu called, and
the ballot resulted as follows :
Curtin 55ICovodc 22
Taggart Is Howe 13
Kline 1- ( -< tauton.,-. 4
H lines s'Oolrin .5
Necessary to a choriee, C7|
Mr. Seranton's name was then withdrawn,
and a second ballot bud, which resulted as fo.-
lows :
Curtin ~.."4|Covodc 27
Taggait llmowe In
Kline 1
Calvin 11
When the ballot had been concluded, arul
before the result had been announced, it was
ascertained that Mr. Curtin lacked but a single
vote of the nomination, whereupon Messrs.
Frailey, Mmnma, Owin, Swopc, and several
other gentlemen, changed their votes to hiuu
1 Mr. Curtin was thereupon declared nominat
ed, and on motion the nomination was made
On motion, a eoramittce of three was ajh
pointed to wait upon Mr. Curtin and iuion*
him of his nomination, and iuvite htm to ap
pear before the Convention.
A committee of three was also appointed to
wait upon Gen. Cauieron and inform him that
lie bad been designated at the choice of this
Convention for the Presidency, and further to
invite him to take a seat in the Convention.
Several motions were made, and a refla
tion adopted inviting the Hon David Taggari
to address the Convention.
Mr. Taggart appeared and made a very
happy speech giving in his firm adherence to
the nominee of the Convention. He came here
a very decided Taggart man, and would baeklo
on the armor to light in his behalf.
Just as Mr. Taggart had concluded, Mr.
Curtin appeared in the half of the House, and
was vociferously cheered.
A resolution was passed inviting all the can
didates for Governor to address the Conven
tion at two o'clock this afternoon.
Loud cries were then heard for Marshall, of
Allegheny, wl?o took the stand, and expressed
his preference for Mr Howe, but said no rnair
would shoulder more of the responsibility, or
do more work, than lie would to support the
standard bearer who ban been chosen by the
Mr. Marshall kep? the Convention in a roar
during his remarks. cries were
heard for W. B. Mann, who next addressed
the Convention, lie said : Philadelphia wilt
give Mr. Curtin a reception that will do his
heart good, and roll up a majority of thousands
for him. The peculiar element alluded to in
this Convention still exists there. The sannr
sun that warned us in 1854 is shining now in
an open sky, and it will cheer us with its
This nomination w ill be responded to by
the great heart of Philadelphia, and the com
ing struggle will be no strife between tho
American and Republican wings of the Peo
ple's party, except as to which shall carry this
banner the deepest in the ranks the enemy.—
Mr. Mann concluded amidst loud cheers, and
the Convention adjourned until 2 o'clock.
AFTERNOON* SESSION*. —The Convention reas
sembled at two o'clock P. M. Several substi
tutes were appointed for delegates who had
necessarily returned homo.
The President announced that the first busi
ness would be the report from the Committee
on R-esolutions.
Mr. Lowrey informed the President that tbo
committee was not yet prepared to report.—
The next business in order was reports from
the several delegations on an electoral ticket,
when the followiug names were pteseuted by
the delegatiuns to compose the electoral tick
et, viz :
1. Kit ward C. Knight. 14.—Vlysses Moreur.
I.—Robert P. King. li Gwrg> BrMwi
a.—Henry Bnmm. ir„—a. It. Sharpe.
4.—Robert M. Foust. 17.—Dai ni l O. t.ahr.
s—Nathan Hills. is Sara net Calvin.
o.—John >l.Broi mall. la.—Kdgar Cowan.
7—James W*. Fuller. 20. —Win. McKcsmon.
5.-Lcvi B. Smith. 21.—John M. Kirkpatrick.
o.—Francis \V, Christ. 22.—.James Kerr.
10. . DMTM Milium. l jr. ft lTtnhwi P. ltoU-rts.
11.—David Taggart. 24.—Henry Souther.
12.—Thomas It. Hall. 23 John Grier.
13 Francis B. l'eimiman.
The committee appointed for that pnrposo
reported that James Pollock and Thomas M.
llowe had been selected as the electoral at
Delegates at hrge. —David Wilmot. Henry
D. Moore, Samuel A Purvianco, Andrew IL
Reeder, Thaddeus Stevens, Titian J. Coffey,
Johu 11. Ewiug, Morrow 13. Lowrey.
Ddtgales to tki CkL.tgc Convention. —The