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THE COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT.
"TB.ITU WITHOUT THAU "
B.I TUitVA I SEPTEJWVIl C, 1810.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 1840.
MARTI Jf VAN BUIIEA'.
Foil Vice President,
RICHAR1 M. JOHNSOtf.
" AND THE
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"b8nT..l r Senatorial
ui;o. u. -LjiarL.it, ui .wciuwcuu, 3
1 Col. John Thompson
2 Benjamin Mifflin
3 Mm. II. Smith
4 John P. Steinnran
6 Daniel Jacoby
C Jesse Johnson
7 Jacob Ablo
8 Goo. Christman
9 Wm. Shoencr
10 Henry, Dchuff
11 Henry Logan
12 Frederick Smith
13 Charles M'Cluro
14 J. M. Gemmcll
15 G. M. Hollcnhack
10 Leonard ffoulz
17 John llortonjr.
18 William i'hilson
18 John Morrison
20 Westly Frost
21 Conj. Anderson
22 William Wilkins
23 A. K. Wright
24 John Findlcy
25 Stephen Barlow
SAMUEIi F. HEADLiElT
ASSEMBLY. DANIEL SNYDER
TREASURER. LEONARD 15- RUPERT
AUDITOR. JOSEPH CRAIG
The abovo is the Ticket placed in nomi
nation at. the Democratic Convention held
in Bloomaburg, on Monday the 31st of Au
gust. There were several candidates before
the Convention for nomination for almost
evciy office, and it cannot of course, be ex
pected that every one would be as well sat
isfied, as if their own friends had succeeded.
But as the object of a county Convention
is- to harmonize the action of our party, by
procuring an expression in favor of one
Ticket, wo are in duty bound to sustain tho
voice of tho majority when fairly spoken,
however strong our piivate feelings may
have been in favor of any of the defeated
candidates', before nomination. No man
who. is not willing to submit to the decision
of a Convention, should suffer his name to
bo brought before it. When he lias done
so, and a majority of that Convention de
cide fairly against him, and le should run
against the Ticket, he should receive no
countenance from the friends of regular
nominations. If nominations are not to be
adhered to, there can be no use in holding
Conventions. They are worse than use
less. That these Conventions have been
conducted unfairly, in some instances, is
true, but when no unfairness is shown, let
us abide the issue, or do away with them
Ours has been held, a Ticket Ins been
formed, composed of good and true men.
They are favorably located all portions of
the county having a due share and we can
see no rcasen why a union an entire u
nion should not be had upon it. Then
let us rally around with all our forces, and
give it a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull
all together, and the day is bur own.
Even the fair 6ex in the groat West are
to a man-in favor of "Old Tip. Baltimore
That's an unfair statement. We'll stake
our hopes of matrimony, that both Mrs.
Sippi and Miss Souri will be found by tho
side of Mr. Van Buren.
Hard Tittvr. The Salem Gazette
state! that six dozen ef peaches, raised
in a green house in that city, have been
sold in Boston maiket for four dollars
Ba reference Is the proceedings of out
county convention, it will be seen that a
resolution passed in favor of Doct. Petri
kin. It was however, introduced and pas
sed, under circumstances any thing but
creditable to him and the movers. Near
the close of the convention, after several
had left the room, the resolution was brought
forward as we believe, by previous conceit,
and its passage urged by appealing to the
sympathies of the members, on account of
his feeble state of health. With this ap
peal, in connexion with the fact that all his
friends had remained, they succeeded in
forcing it through, but not by a majority of
the whole convention. If a resolution,
passed, under these circnmslances, Will bo
received by him as a healing balsam to his
wounded pride and a ptop to his " falling
fortunes" he must be thankful for small fa
The whigs, for several months past, with
their usual regard to truth, have been giving
us accounts of " great changes in the west,"
in favor of the Log Cabin candidate, uud
as the news of the Ialo elections in that quar
ter came in from the cities, pual on peal
rang in our ears of tho overwhelming suc
cess of the Harrison ticket, but as
soon as the returns from the farmers and
mechanics of the interior were receiv
ed, their tuno was changed, they became
chop-fallen, and with faces longer than their
arms, exclaimed " curse the farmers, median
ics and laborers, wc cannot gull them, no
how we can fix it." Their log cabins,
hard cider and koon skins cannot change
the stern resolve of the people to continuo
n democratic administration which has con
ferred so many blessings upon them, from
the days of Jefferson to those of Van Bu
ren: The tvhigs may control the cities
with their banks and corporations, but the
farmers arc democratic by nature, and can
not bo controlled by whig lordlings or their
Tho Stale elections of Kentucky, Indi
ana, Illinois, Missouri and Alabama, were
held in August and we have at length re
ceived official returns, from which we
gather the following result.
Kentucky and Indiana have gone for the
whigs as they have done for several years
From which we had such glowing ac
counts of overwhelming changes in favor
of Harrison and Log Cabins, has given an
increase popular vote in favor of democra
cy, and elected a large majority of demo
cratic members in both branches of the stale
Too, has done her share towards destroy
ing the fond hopes of the whigs that they
would carry that democratic.state, raised by
the city of St. Louis. In this sale the de
mocratic candidate for Governor and Con
gressman arc elected by the unparellcled
majority of 7,500, and a majority in the
Legislature on joint ballot of 1G. So much
for whig boasting in Missouri.
Next comes rolling the Democratic Ball,
with good effect giving a Van Buren ma
jority of about G000, and an increase of
more than 2000 over the last Presidential
election, and elected a democratic majority
in both branches of her state Legislature.
A, few more such whig changes would
not leave Harrison a single vote in the U-nion.
The success of Van Buren is now ren
dered as certain, is that the sun will con
tinue to shine in the heavens until the 2d of
December next, the boasting and bragging
of the whigs to the contrary notwithstand
ing. They know how to boast before elec
tion day comes, but seldom hit any nearer
tho mark than was done in the following
extract published before the last Presiden
tial election :
WHIG BOASTINGS IN 1830. -
To show the reader that the opposition
felt quite as confident of success at the last
Presidential election as they now do, and
baggsd full as loudly, we quote the follow
ing article from the Albany Whi of Octo
ber 10, 1836.
"The f fay it will he Done. Mr. Van
Buren will be defeated, and he knows it.
The following is a calculation which may
bo depended upen, being made on the best
information by a politician who was recent
ly a Jackson man, and has long observed
tho sign of the times..
"Massachusetts 11 votes, Vermont 7,
Pennsylvania 30, Delaware 3, Maryland 10,
North Carolina 15, South Carolina 11, Ala-
narna 7, Louisiana 5, Tennessee 15 Ken
tucky 15, Ohio 21 , Indiana 9, New Jersey
8, Virginia 23, Georgia 11, Mississippi 4.
making 208 votes onpoied te Lira, out of
'21)4. and ni-lear mninnlir nf Hr.
, . ...,..,, . .
At i meeting of the Democratic Delegates
of Ciiwinbia County, friendly to the state
administration, and to the re-election of
Martin Van Buren Si Richard M. Johnson,
convened pursuant to public nolice by tho
Democratic Standing Committee of said
cbunty, at the house of Enoch Howell, in
the town of Bloomsburg, on Monday the
31st of August, 1840.
On motion, STEPHEN BALDY, Esq
was appointed Chairman, M. W. Jackson,
and I'ETDtt Klink, Secretarirs.
When, on motion, tho election districts
were called in Alphabetical order, and it up
pesred they were represented as follows :
BriercrctkS. Workheizer, M. W. Jack
Bloom Henry Webb, John Robison,
Cattawissa Stephen Baldy, W. Harder,
Deny Jacob Scidle, Joseph Fulton,
Fishing Creek E. McIIenry, T. Peeler,
greenwoodI. Derr, R. P. Wooliver,
Hemlock J. Shoemaker, J. McReynolds,
Jackson James Yocura, John Savage,
Limestone'?-George Smith, J. S. Fulmer,
Libert) M. Bilimeycr, H. McElrath,
Abrte!rPeler Rupert, John Dciterich,
Madisoiii-Ukharil Fruit, Henry Crawford,
Mahoniri(M. McAllister, W. Donald
sjn. Mifflin- Peter Klinc.Joseph Kiifcendall,
Mount 1 Icasanl J. Mordan, G. Oman,
Orange--Isaac Welsh, John Edgar,
Paxtan Vt.C. F. Mann, C. Bredbender,
Roaring Creek Amza Brown, J. Adams,
Sugarloaf Charles Snydei, S. Hess,
Valley David Blue, Joseph Maus.
Upon. the examination of credentials it
appeared that no candidate was nominated
Or. motion, -
Resolved -That no candidate shall be
considered as nominated, unless he shall
have a majority of all the delegates.
On motion tU convention then proceed
ed to tho nomination of gentlemen to be vo
ted for as Senatorial candidates, and the
following names wero brought forward,
Col. Daniel Fulmer
Owen D. Leib
, Col. M. McDowell
Maj. S. F. Headley
Isaac Kline Esq.
After the nominations were closed, II.
Webb withdrew the name of Jacob Eyor,
by his authority, stating that Mr. Eycr had
been brought forward by his friends in oth
er townships, without his knowledge or con
sent, and it was not his wish to press his
claims, as Bloom had already a3 many can
didates in the field as she was entitled to.
Tho Convention then proceeded to Bal
lot for Senator, -i
After the second ballot, it was"
Resolved 7'hat the Convention strike,
at each ballot, from the list, tho person hav
ing the loast number of votes, until tho no
minations bo made.
After tiro 4th ballot, Wm. Donaldson
moved to submit all the names in nomina
tion to tho Schuylkill county Conferees.
This motion wag rejected.
First Ballot. 2d. 3d. 4th. 5th. Glh.
Daniel Folmer, 4 3 4
O. D. Leib, II ll 8 11 11
M. McDowell, 2
S. F. Headley, 7
Valentine Best, 0
10 12 14
nri. CI 1 -l i r
t Hereupon oarauei r. iicauiey was de
clared duly nominated.
on motion wo convention proceeded to
the nomination of candidates for the Assem
bly, upon balloting r
Daniel Snyder had 24
Elijah G. Rickets had, 16
Whereupon Daniel Snyder was declared
duly Bominajed as a candidate for Assembly.
I he Convention then proceeded to the
nomination of a Commissioner; and tho fol
lowing names-were introduced aud voted
for as follows:
M. G. Kinney,
Christian Wolf was thereupon declared
The Convention then proceeded to nomi
nate a county Treasurer:
First Ballot. 2d. 3d.
L. B. Rupert, 17 20 21
John Rhodes,- -14 17 17
James C. Sproiil, 0 2 2
I. C. Johnson, 2 1-
Whereupon, Leonard B. Rupert, was de
dared duly nominated.
-Tlia Convention proceeded to nominate
an Auditor, when JOSEPH CRAIG, was
named, and his nomination confirmed by
The Convention then proceeded to ballot
for Sheriff, which resulted as follows :
First Ballot. '2d. 3d. 4lh. tith. Oth.
S. Ac'lienbaiich, . 1G 1G 18 19 20 18
G 0 ,2
7 7 11 -12 19 22
7 8 9 9,
Whereupon John Fruit was declared du
On the 5th ballot it will be seen that Mr.
Achenbaueh had 20 voles and John Fruit
19. As 20 voles was not a majority of all
tho delegates, another ballbtting was order
ed. The Convention then proceeded to Ballot
for Coroner, which resulted as follow :
Andrew Ikcler, 34
Obed Everett, G
Whereupon Andrew Ikelcr was duly
Resolved That John Workheizer, John
.Edgar, William Donaldson, John McRey
nok's, Joseph Kirkendall, apd Owen D.
Leib, be the Conferees to meet similar Con
ferees from Schuylkill county, on Tuesday
the 8th inst. at thehousa of Peter Kline, in
Barry township, to place in nominatiwn a
candidate to be supported for Senator by the
democracy of this Senatorial District.
Resolved That George Smith and M.
W. Jackson he the Conferees from this
county to meet similar Conferees from Lu
zerne county, at Berwick, on Tuesday, the
15 tli September, to place in nomination a
candidate to be supported as a Representa
tive in Congsess, by the democracy of this
Resolved Unanimously That wc hear
tily approve of the nominations made this
day, and plcdgo ourselves to give it oiirun
- Resolved That Richard Fruit, Charles
Kahler, O. D. Leib, Isaac Kline and L. L.
Tate, be the Standing Committee of the de
mocratic party the onsuing year.
Resolved That our confidence in tho
stern and unyielding democracy of Martin
Van Buren fc Richard M. Johnson remains
unabated, and that we highly approve of
their nomination, and pledge- ourselves to
use our every honorable exertion in further
ance of their re election.
Resolved That we have undiminished
confidenco in David R. Porter, governor of
Pennsylvania, and approve of the recom
mendation in his favor adopted at the Lan
Resolved That the Hon. David Polri
kin has proved himself to be tho faithful re-
presentative of an honest democratic con
stituency, and that his services deserve ap
plause of his country.
Resolved That the proceedings of this
Convention be signed by the officers, and
published in the democratic papers of this
county and at Harrisburg.
STEPHEN BALDY, Esq. Chairman.
M. W. Jaokson,
If there remained one 6park of honest
pnde, or tho least desire to receive an ex
pression of confidence from the democratic
parly.in the breast of ValontineBest.ho must
have been extremely mortified, on Monday
hist, at the results of the different ballotting
for Senator, After having used his every
exertion for weeks to procure delegates in
his favor, and then to ieceive but G voles
out 4.0, (his own township voting against
him,) must have been any thing but gratify,
ing to his feelings. It was as severe a re
buke as a man could well receive at tho
hands of the domoeracy of the county whose
confidence he has so often abused and in
sulted. It will learn him that the slander
er and villifier will not be countenanced by
the honest yeomanry, anl that if he ever
expects hereafter to receive favor from de
mocrats, ho must seek some other channel
than the one which takes from them, that
which they hold dearer than life their
character. Wo cannot in our hearts rejoice
over his unfortunato condition, as we do not
wish to " crush" a fallen foe, we ould
much lather extend to h'm the hand of pi
ty, with the hope that having seen, the er
ror of his wajv he may become a reformed
man, and remember " that the way of tho
transgressor is hard."
The population of Lowell, Mass. accord
ing to tho census just taken, amounts to
20,971- 7,341 of which are males and 13,-
u.ju lemaics i tut s the town to
search of wives.
Wo learn that the wife of Mr. Ttunjarhin
Bdon, of Orange township, hnd ihiee f?.
male children at one birth, ou the 20th ot
Juno last, and that they aro all now alii
and well. There is an old proverb) "tint
children arc a poor man's blessing," but wc
should thinfc that in this case, the blessings
come too thick,
Our neighbor h in a peck of Irflrtibltj
because his Bear receives so little notice
from us, and of the Democratic nartv
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,t iijr iu.ni, nc uum llJimcrc Willi SmM J
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mauers, ami, inereiore, pass you and him
by as gamo not worth tho moments tifae j(
would take to knock your as,:ftmed faclt
and' arguments into pic.
Our neighbor sayB tho Bear made nseof
(am and arguments, which could not be an
swered. Tho Bear, no doubt, thought sj
himself, itnd appeared to be so much aston
ished that no one Qlcmptcd to refute
. them that he asked the reason why it tfa3
not done ? He was answered, that it uas
presumed, the same reason operated here
that had elsewhere his address was mMe
up of so stalo and oft repeated slanders upon
the Administration, that tho refutation was
in the mind of ercry individual present,
and therefore wholly unnecessary to bo re
pealed. . Poor fellow, how he bit his lipS.
We have been requested by our friend
S. W; Roberts, Esq. one of the Coinmittse
on publications, to draw the attention of t)e
public to the approaching Ex hibition of tLt
Franklin Institute of the Slate of Penns;!
vania, which is to lake place in Philade!.
phia, from Tuesday the Oth to Saturday
the 17th October, next. "This ExhiVi.
tion, says their address, is one of a series
undertaken by tho Franklin Institute in tho
yoars 1824, for the twofold purpose of ex
citing an honorable emulation among th8
manufacturers, and of displaying to the
public the varied and improving products
of a American industry and skill." Thcso
exhibitions have been continued, onccia
two years, to the pres'ent time, and have
regularly increased in interest and value,
and wc hope tho manufacturer and mechan
ics of this section will not neg.ert the op
porlunilyof displaying some evidence of
their skill. For the information of thota
who may dejire to forward to tho Exhibi.
tion some article of Manufacture wo pub
lishing the following
Of the Eleventh Exhibitions of Domtsttt
Manufactures, to be held in the City of
Philadelphia, from the Glh to the nth
day inclusive, of October, 1840.
1 . The exhibition room will bo prepared
to receive the goods or. Saturday, the 3rd
of October and opened for the admission of
visiters on Tuesday, the 6th of October, at
10 o'clock A. M.
2. All goods intended for competition
must he deposited before 12 o'clock, (noon)
on Tuesday, the Gth of October.
3. To insure a perfect impartiality, the
Managers of the Institute, ilm fVimmittEs
on Premiums and Exhibitions, and all firms
or partnerships in which a Manager, or a
Mviiiucr oi me uommiuee ' on Premiums
and Exhibitions, is interested, shall be ex
cluded from competitienjand no Committee
shall award a premium or compliment to
any of its members.
4. No premium shall boawardfed for an
article that has received one at any other
public exhibition; and none shall receives
premium that is not equal in quality to the
best articles of similar manufacture, presen
ted at former exhibitions.
5. Proof of origin must be furnished, if
required, for every specimen offered for ex-
t lit! t 5 MM
G, All articles deposited must be accom
panied by an invoice, stating the name)
and residences of the makeis and deposi
tors. 7, Arrangements will be made to exhibit'
10 advantage any wnruing models that mj
he sent in for exhibition, nod the Managers
respectfully invite contributions in w
branch, Experience has shown tho inters
which the public take in them: and the
Managers are impressed with a cnnvirtic
that the display of them is calculated
. i - . -I -1
convey useiui miormation. A caielul w
competent superintendent will bo provid
ff. The mornings of each day, until A'
iccii minutes oeiore iu o ciocl; snail oe
propnateil to the Judges.
9. Neither awn km nnrilnnnctlnra nf rrncS
Skill be htlrtlitleil In tlm nvliititlinn ninin (It
ring the time appropriated to the JuilSi
oxcept at tho special request ol the Juag"
ot the articles owned or deposited by
A Large Family. An English paptr
ud, mule ik now m nearno, ivem,
iiuuiuu tiu.iii rusi, who nas iwo wivc
thirty one,children, viz: 18 by. the first, an
,13 by the second.