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Ata Convention bftho Democratic Dele
gates of Columbia 'county, friendly to, and
supporters of tho present administration of
the General Government, convened pursu
ant to public notice by the Standing Com
mittee of said county, at tho house of Dan
jel Gross, in the town of Bloomsburg, on
Monday the 4th day of September, 1837.
ISAAC KLINE, Esquire, of Fishing
Creek, was chosen Chairman, pro tern.
and Frederic?: Frick, of Mahoning, and
Major JYeal M'Cay, of Dcrry, Secretaries,
for the organization of the Convention.
Upon examining tho certificates, it ap
peared that tho following persons were re
turned as Delegates. The instructions are
subjoined, where Instructions were eiven;
Bloom Delegates; John S. Ingram, Ja
cob Hauchabuch. Instructions: for As
sembly. Daniel Gross: Sheriff. John Fruit
Brhtrcrcek Delegates; S. F. Headty,
David Itcmly. Instructions; for Assent
bly, E. O. Jackson; Sheriff, Elias M'Hen
rv: Commissioner. Stephen Baldy; Treas
urer, Hugh M'Williams.
Caltaivissa Michael Farnwald, David
Jennings. Instructions; for Assembly,
E. O. Jackson; Sheriff, Elias M'llenry,
Wm. Kitchen; Commissioner, Stephen
Baldy; Treasurer, John Rhodes.
Derry John Dcrr, Neal M'Cay. In
structions; Assembly, Wm. S. Davis;
Sheriff, John Fruit, John . Follmer; Com
missioner, John P. Davis; Treasurer, Hugh
Fishing Creek John Hess, Daniel Sto
ker. Instructions; Sheriff, Elias M'llen
ry, Peter Kline; Treasurer, John Lazarus.
Orcemvood Thomas Parker, John Bat
hi. Instructions; Assembly, Daniel Gross;
Sheriff, John Fruit; Commissioner, John
Keller; Treasurer, Hugh M'Williams.
Hemlock. When the credentials from
Hemlock were presented, one of the Dele
gates from Mahoning disputed their right to
a seat, stating that a "Second Set1' had
been appointed. This produced some
warmth of discussion; and notwithstanding
no other cfeJenlidls were presented, the
Chairman decided in defiance of sdvcral
motions, W lay them aside for future ac
tion. This barefaced attempt to defraud a
township out of its fair representation, it
was determined should not pass without
receiving a mete reward, as will be seen by
reference to subsequent proceedings.
lAmtstone David Krownoverj Joseph
Gibson. Instructions; Assembly, Wm.
S. Davis: Sheriff. John Fruit. John S. Foll
mer; Commissioner, Stephen Baldy; Treas
urer, John Khodesi
Liberty. When the credentials from
this township were presented, a "second
set" were pronounced.
Madisom When the credentials were
presented, a "second set' were announced
The warmth of feeling now was all on
one side the "conservative" party discov-
cring that they were caught in their own
trap. They raved as madmen often rave;"
and when they discovered the impossibility
of getting out of the scrape honorably, they
determined to adopt any means; and hav
irig nominated a majority of officers while
4hc victuals were yet upon the dinner table,
they proceeded to call over the Townships
the President keeping the Hemlock cre
dentials in his bnicches pocket, and deci
ding on every motion accdrding to the im-
jrfessions of his left-hand Secretary.
Mount Pleasant Isaac W. Musgrove,
"Wm. Ikcler. Instructions; Assembly,
Daniel Gross ; Sheriff, John Fruit & John
S. Follmer ; Commissioner, John Keller
Treasurer, Hugh McWilliams.
Mifflin. Christian Miller, John Keller.
Mahoning. B.S. Wolvcrton, E. Frick.
Instructions : Assembly, E. O. Jackson ;
Sheriff, William Kitchen, Elias McIIcnry;
Commissioner, Stephen Baldy; Treasurer,
Orangeville. Isaac Kline, Esqr. Wm.
Itcbcr. Instructions: Assembly, Evan O.
Jackson; Sheriff, Elias McIIcnry & Wm.
Kitchen ; Commissioner Stephen Baldy ;
Treasurer, J. Lazarus.
I'axlon. joel bredbender,. J. F. Mann.
Instructions: Assembly, D.-Gross; Sheriff,
Kitchen and Kline ; Commissioner, John
V. Davis: Treasurer. John Rhodes.
Sugurloaf. William Colo & B. Lcclcr.
Instructions: Assembly, D. Gross; Sheriff,
Kitchen and Kline ; Commissioner, John
P. Davis: Treasurer, Iluirh McWilliams.
Roaring Creek. George G. Dcpuy and
Michael R. llowcr. Jnslriicltons: Asscm
bly. E. 0. Jackson; Sheriff, Elias Mellon
ry & Peter Kline; Commissioner, Stephen
Baldy; Treasurer, Hugh jMcWilliams.
At the instance of the well-trained Chair
man, tho convention proceeded to vot6 for
the admission or non-admission of tho del
catcs from Hemlock, which was decided
in the negative by a majority Of 3 three of
the delegates refusing to vote ofl so fraudu
lent a motion; and which in all probability
would bo carried against them, through the
pre-concerted dctertnination of a majority of
the board of officers, who belonged to the
reckless faction that concocted the scheme,
stid who came .prepared with all the artifices
of .political knavery to accomplish their ob-1 For County Treasurer, on t ne iim - ,
TlniTh 1T Wil intns was UCCiaruu uiuy
JcclS- . . natml.
The decision prompted the proper course K.v,lnr ,iin first ballot,
to be pursued by the democratic portion of JoIm Fullon) 0f Limestone, was dulynom-
tho convention, They immediately norm- atcd.
nated a President and Secretary, (nono hav
ing yet been appointed,) and were about to
commence the transaction of business on a
fair scale, when some of the 'conservatives'
became conscience stricken they cried pc
cavi, and promised to act fairly THEY
mnvn .1 tn admit the Hemlock Delegates; &
they unanimously voted for their admission
"Open confession is good for the soul ;" &
with a characteristic spirit of forgiveness &
political integrity, the nominations of Ofli
ccrs were withdrawn, and also all objections
to the delegations from Liberty fc Madison
which should have appeared in alphabetical
order as follows :
Hemlock. Isaac Leidy and John Shoe
Zitw. Hugh McElrath, Martin Bil
mver. Instructions : Assembly, Evan 0
Jackson : Sheriff. William Kitchen ; Com'.
missioner, Stephen Baldy -, Treasurer, II.
Madison Jeremiah Welhverand Lewis
Sehuvlcr. Instructions: Assembly, Wm.
S. Davis; Sheriff, John Fruit, John S. Foll
mer; Treasurer, 11. McWilliams.
The Convenlidn then proceeded to elect
a President, when
Isaac Kline had 17 votes
Isaac W Musgravc, 15 votes
So that Mr. Kline had tho gratification of
declaring himself elected having kept his
eye rivctted on every delegate in the act of
voting, and then, on discovering the result,
giving coLdun to the proclamation.
The Secretaries were re-elected unani
Neither of the Candidates for the differ
ent offices bcinjr placed on the ticket by in-
Rlrnc.linns. and William S. Davis Esq.
having declined being a candidate, the Con
vention proceeded to the nomination of a
candidate for Assembly. On the first ballot
Evan O. Jackson had 19 votes
Daniel Gross 15 "
Evan 0. Jackson havihir a majority of
the Whole number, was declared nominated
It nlay be proper here to notice the
fact, that tho Delegates from Fishing creek,
although wflrm friends of Gross in the
morningi voted against their own feelings
and the feelings of those whom they repre
sented) 'having been influenced to go for
Jacksdii; and that jocl bredbender; one of
the Delegates from Paxtoh, voted against
his instructions having supported Evan
Oi Jackson instead of Daniel Gross. The
I consequence of this abandonment ofsenti
mcnt and instructions is evident. Had the
delegate's acted FAlriii: and honestly, Dan
lei Gross would have been nominated, and
Evan 0. Jackson remained at home to at
tend his private affairs, without any fur
ther botheration of mind respecting the ap
Tho Convention proceeded to ballot for
Candidates ior bhcnil.
1st ballot John Fruit had 17 votes
Elias McIIcnry 14 "
John S. Follmer 13 '
Peter Kline 12 "
Wm. Kitchen 1 1 "
Neither of the cMididatcs having a ma
jority ot the whole number, the convention
proceeded to a second ballot,
Elias McIIcnry had 18" votes
John Fruit 17 "
John S. Follmer 14 '
Peter Kline A
Elias McIIcnry having a majority of the
whole number, was declared as duly nomi
nated. Neither ,of the other candidates
having a majority, tho Convention proceed
cd to a tniru bauou
John Fruit had 18 votes
Peter Kline 17 ;
John S. Follmer 7 '
Therefore, John Fruit was declared duly
The Convention proceeded to ballot for
candidates lor Coroner.
Jacob acidic had 18 votes
Isaac C. Johnston 18 '
Being a majority of the whole, they were
v., . I r rt '
nuiy nommaicu ior uoroncr.
Tho Convention proceeded to- ballot for
a candidate for Commissioner: On the first
btephen Baldy had 1 5 votes
John P. Davirf 10 "
John Keller 3
Neither of the candidates having a ma
jority of the whole, the Convention pro
cceueu 10 a second uunoi:
btephen Baldy had 17 votes
John P. Davis 17
Neither of the candidates having a ma
turity, inc. convention proceeded to a third
Stephen Baldy had 21 votes
John P. Davis 10
Thereforo, Stephen Baldy was declared
urny iiominaieu jor v. ounty commissioner.
The following "resolutions, although not
pronounced within our hearing, notwith
standing our strict attention as a delegate,
conclude the 'official' report of tho Mahon-
ins Secretary, who seems to understand a z-
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"mUTH WITHOUT TKAIl
thing or two in preparing proceedings for
publication, in accordance with his own po
litical as well as sdctiortal prejudices.
Ilcsolved, That Hugh McElrath of Lib
erty, Sebastian llowcr, of Roaring Creek,
and William Ikeler, of Mount Pleasant, bo
the Standing Committee for the cnsuiug
year. , .
JCcsolvcd, That me procceumgs ui ""
Convention be signed by the ollicers, and
published in the Danville Intelligencer, ucr-
wick Sentinel, and uoiuniDia jjcinociai.
ISAAC KLINE, PresU.
SATURDAY SEPT. 0. 1837.
mi.-. ,nrn it i' flip.
Illy V1I1VV " -- -
BIA DEUIOCKAT" is removed
in he Building nclioiiiiiig w-.
MKcc next door.
Oim Own ArrAins. Jl few of our pa-
Irnni min nnilin 1CII Willi our luruia mv
Inrmu hnvn. entirely overlooked our claims
11 t ldv knew the uisauvaniuyi-a uuuuumg
tlm ns'tnblisliincnt of a new press our cx
The proceedings of this body appear m ll
preccuing parioi our paper, we hail m.
ded to give the proceedings publicity wii1 K"
out noticing the conduct ofcertain inuiitt " '
uals; but as the secretary from Mahonin.
has given a garbled and erroneous synopu
wc pcrsuc the plan dictated by fceliiiTs .
contempt for such conduct, and pnl4y
them us they actually occurred, avoid;,
only the language of those who wished i
carry a Bank ticket by chicanery. Tim
knavinsh conduct in reference to the lfa ' i
lock Delegation is too glaring to merit .
passing notice the one-sided conduct of iS '
chairman will at some future time have t
reward and their management in genii J
Delegates with instructions for Gross .1
vote for Jackson, is evidence of what thr '3
would do had they the power in thcirot
hands. It was doubtless the outnjeoi
proceeding ofthc convention, which inJutt
Mr. Davis to decline being put in norafe
tioii; 5: their conduct since the nominaiioil
exhibits the strength of mind and intepr'fl
nnnnAnl i T i T T i MriD I
m.i I I I n i I i i 'j.
. w ...... - nenses and necessities they would doubt- ol purpose which prompieu such a cobs
William D. Boas, Esq. has become co- , ,ank d(jwn the r)ino... and wc hop0 , . We nbstnh f ,
and proprietor of the ''Pennsylvania tllis gentlc ilint lay have the desired effect. , f renark8 0I1 tlli3 ,,,:, i
. which will here- The character anu execution oi a news - , i
per mainly depends upon the punctuality of
its patrons; lor by complying wnn us terms,
they give an impetus to the editor's exer
tions, allord the means necessary to pro
cure good materials, and tiius are ccitaiu to
secure ample remuneration lor their patron
Reporter," at llarrisburg,
after be published by Patterson & Boas.
In announcing the new arrangement they
use the following language, from which It
will be seen that no change will take place
in its political character, but that the union,
the harmony, and the triumph of the dem
ocratic party will be the sole object of their
zealous editorial exertions.
"The Reporter goes for the whole demo
pratic party, without regard to men, and it
is a source ol proud satisfaction to witness
tho spirit of unanimity which prevails
among the members of the republican
family, and the ardour with which they
have deteririincd to redeem our state from
the misrule of anti-masonry and bank whig'
gery. I he division which existed in our
ranks at the last gubernatorial election, was
so unfortunate in its consequences, that but
one feeling sems to animate every democrat
ic bosom, and that is to redeem the conse
quences of former dissensions as far as may
uu jiracuuauiu, ;u uie sacrillCC 01 all SelUSIl
predilections or personal preferences. The
T1 1 ? .1
I'cnsyjvaiua, wnen mey declare their nor-
feet willingness to forego even tho warmest
individual preference that it is possible for
either df them to entertain, rather than wit
ness a repetition of the state' or things which
then existed, and which led to' results
unlortunate and deeply to be denlorcd
Ainmaicu uy such leelmgs, it requires
not the gift of prophecy to predict what the
event of the next gubernatorial election will
be. 1 he democratic party of Pennsylvania
is, wnuu miiicu, an powcriui. The action
ol the members ol that party, when they
come to the polls in October, 1838, Will bo
an united one, and the victorv thnv will
then achieve over the combined forces of tion of this number of our paper, must be
...... iiiBiam, cauuui iail 10
JC7In our last number in the publication
of acknowledgments for individual dona
tions, by persons in this neighbourhood, to
the Rev. Mr. Hall, agent for the American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis-
sions, we committed an error in omitting to
publish the entire list. The following is a
correct statement, and wc hope that its re-
publication ill the present shape may remove
any impressions that might have been in
duced through our carelessness.
William Robison, S'-.OO; Robert Cath.
cart, 1.00; William McKelvy, 3.00; John
Boyer, 2.00; William Neal, 1.00; W. Bird,
50; J. D. Gulick, 1.00; Cash, 25; William
lC7Thc Democrats of Columbia coir
will rnininn nf llin nnnnlnril v nf Tnnv r.r.yT
Esq, so evident in the first ballot for Si'
riff. His nomination, too, could notlm
feated, maiigrc all the calumny and rhr.
ory of his enemies ; and his certain clt
tion will more forcibly illustrate the atix
menl of the people to a faithful Si efiicf
public servant, who combines so nianyf,
vale virtues with his oflieial qualificau V&
C?Wc arc informed that the Dam.
"conservatives had a great rejoicing all
hearing the result of Monday's bargaiiujf J
The sound of the roaring Cannon waster-
pletcly difunctiicd by the bipcdic(dt)n
of "Huzza for Evan 0! Death to tki
moval Question ."' This glorifying t
ill-gotten honors may be appropriate to.'
feelings of some folks; hut as the times'
'nrcirnant with bur events, and corrtt!
SI r.nn 1 nn. T Clnnn n.i. Q,.o.,.. I . . . I I. m
ol the Reporter belonged, dur nir nZ ki ""' , ; ' , , ". a nisiy uiaucor a loui wiigucu - a
s conflict of 1835. to sonarate W W.a d" 1 ?"er' V"0 demand rctribntion at the hands of the 4
df the party-but they cxnress , icJ Icllley, ou; ueorge lioan, ; , . lf DEMOCnACY . tllc watt h.r g
sentiments, and as thriy belidve. .Ul J niei snyucr, ; asn, ;
of tile entire democracy of ar'?" Ami SlJ ucr.' "VA,rs- Karlla.. , " " 7 ,
t . vr,i i i l nil. lAKnnh i n nmnn rn n- nnrn : mil n 1 1 ttmiiv ki. rir .vti. h mul ,m
siall McClurc, 1.00; Margaret McClure,
25; Jane MiiClurc, 25; Janic3 McCiure,
5.00; IMiss McWilJiams, 25; Benjamin
Boone, 1.00; Hon. Leonard Rupert, 5.00:
Mrs. McBride, 25; John Dietrich 50: .1.
McReynolds, 1.00 ; Rebecca Vanderslicc,
1.00; John II. Vanderslicc, 1.00: F. Reeso
50; Mr. Gulick, 1.00; Mrs. Clark 5.00.
from babbath School Scholars Harriet,
Isaiah, and Charles McKelvy, 221; Morris
oioan, 13 j oarah Moyer, 10J; Martha A.
bnydcr, b.Wiolc amount, SI 1 99.
SC-Any indisct'dpancies in Ihc' publica-
thc ruling principle of the campaign, c
"we'll row you up Salt crei!k," with
the aid of any other poles or paddles s
arc Usdd at the ballot-bdx.
redeem the character of thd State, and restore
her to that rank which sho once held in tho
scale of the union, but from which she was
degraded by the accidental elevation of an
administration remarkable for nothing but
imbecility, and its utter subioctinn tn il.r.
designs and dictation of a band of unprinci-
jjiuu, vi;uui mm uunupi uemagogucs. To
our democralic brethren throughout the state
we wouiu say, let your motto be onwaud.
i ne prospeci oeiore us is brilliant and
cxniiaraung. i tie victory to be achieved
at the coming election for Senators and
ucprescmtatives, will be but a foretaste of
inai yei more glorious one that awaits our
uxeruons ai ino succeeding nnn. u-lm,.
attributed to the indisposition of our Jour
How is this ? -li great number of
President's message, with- the fiank of
Congressional Reprcsentitivc, reached
Bloomsburg post-oflicc on Thursday ('
ing, directed to Cattawissa, and other r
ges no person in Illoomr'urg recti'
a copy ! Has the Doctor forgotten Im
acquaintances here ? or does the laclie
tach to the post-office dcpaitmcnt! "
post-master here has no interest in pro:
ing any delay with packages ; and u
always receive tho "Keystone' nday:
it reaches Danville, we should like tob
where the error lies!
CONGRESS. In the Senate there arc
31 Administration and 18 Opposition men ;
making a Van Huron majority of 10. In
the hoiisc there are 130 Van Burcn men,
and 112 Opposition. These majorities in
both branches of Congress, arc a guarantee
to the people against the charter df a Na
tional uaiiK ; and consequently tho Biddle- carpeting. The Lynch law would at"
nes may nang up their fiddles the Conn- such scoiindreleS.
try Banks resume specie payments and
tne rcopie expect immediate relief from
Sacrilege. The Lancaster Journals
that the German Reformed Church of 3
city was robbed of the altar cloth and'
. ri n ""v, iih;ii .11 y- -..j.v.i.1. tiuiui-uiuiu ruilCl HOMl
:rTZZZt a?d 1,10 I,oricioi,s -y-te-n of oppression which
the redemption of Pennsvl
11' , '""J iuu
nanus ui corruni misru o. w n0nM;at,
lorever, me supremacy ol sotind principles,
and the permanency of our free institutions
l.ut. no man falter or look back; Let us
uiuumiu mo muusiry and perseverance of
"U1 "i',uB"is,anu wo shall soon rejoice in
the consciousness that our dntv l.n i.
i"-"u""i'" Ul,r ngms asserted, and the
at present rules the country
1'ZPJohn Modes, Esq. has requested us
to state that he need not loncrer be consulnr.
ed as a candidate lor Coroner.
I lamilin.q in
CPM. Swency, Esq. has given notice r to rcmov
a candidate for Cnrnhor
nerhm: Please announce the f-
of DAVID JENNINGS. ofCauai'- "
that in October next he will retire from the lloin
Tho supposed liberal Emperor of V"
turns out to be as despotic as his pfeJ(
sor. Hohas ordered 100 poor agric"
Tyrol to join tho uatiioi" -i'o
to some other part of the V
clfare ofour bclni-cdcnmmnn.;;. ,i7 -m . TV , . ' "OA.l"u w,u rcllri
tually provided for." v-.oiup m me "west Branch Farmer."
I 1 lllK llftnrmlnnlir.r ... I. r
m "u"u"i c iiopu, isiounuedon
Piinters may more readily turn duelists ProsPcct " a more congenial and pro
mail mum uuiur men, as they have always mju,,: sianon
.1.-:. .7.. .... .. J -.
wuuung sitcus close at hand when
...y seno worn. in. U. American,
i nmurs, in general, know how to make
a better use of their slmniin,, ,;.. .i....
to kill one another with them. rNcw York
Fatal Ilashnes.i A
Massachiisejts has just got married? The
Southern relescope thinks he is crazy, un
less Ihb wife has an appetite to live o, old
"TT i-apers. ana might enjoy an oc-
Busbane Tnlim.cn io., i...
beds, &c, ami a decoction of tobacco with
pcnny-royal branches about tho room, are a
sovereign remedy for bed bugs-and wo are
g ad , o Un tha, the fo,,l weed tobac o ea
be used for so good a purpose,
C?"Tho-communica(ions signed "Pax
ton," "Greenwood," 'Limestone,"' ''Mad
ison," and ''Fishing Creek," from peculiar
w.amunuionsarc held under advisement.
fCT-Un Tuesday last tho President deliv
crcdhiR first mmo..n'i. n .
ougum uugreas; and wo
shall nnilnnvnr In t ir . .
11UAl l0 pnonsn it cn.
tire. It will certainly bd a very interesting
".u.,u, uu will at once d snlav llm
The Difference. Tho four Oover
of Canada, New Brunswifk and No",'
tia, feceive 02,000 salaries, while
Governors ofthc twenty-four UnitedS-
receive only $51,782. L
' u .
Smart but wicked. Toast given
young ladies' celebration or tho
at T ;
"Old Bachelors. MaV they sleep
sup nlono, die alone, and go to the
Dividing Tflaeonain. Tho Wiscons"
pcrshavo already cbrhmenced discu
tlio oxpedipn'cy of dividing the ten
TllOV nv tllfl llm tni-ritrtf V IS tOO 1'F. -j
principles which will characterize tho ad- a sin8l0 territorial government. The
ministration during tfio present term. aiKaippi is proposed as tho dividing ' ,
A coloured woman has been arrf'' f
Nantucket for flogging a clergyin'
nah would'nt "malgamtite."
Whoat is now selling at BloomsM
lumbia county, Pa. at 91 25 per buw
specie J'ayments. Tho Canal Bank of
ow uneans, according to the Bee, lias
resumed the payment in specio of her