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UloomAfcnrp, We deejay, Sept. 2, 1857.
Democratic Nominations.
* trtTrlMT. PACKER,
Subject to the decision of the Congressional Con
Subject to the decision of the Bepresentative Con
■MII-1 ! ■ ■
A Democratic Comity Meetiug
M/lI.L be held at the Court-house on Won
day evening of court week (Sept. 7th)
to which the public are invited. Good spank
ing may be expected. [Sept. 2, '67.
Itrprcseututive t'onfercoce. j
In this new Representative district Sulli
van county hold tiie first Democratic Con
vention and fixed the 4th of September as
the time for holding the Representative Con
ference at Bloomsburg. This was in accord
ance with the rule in our old district, nnd al
so with that heretofore observed in Sullivan
nnd Wyoming. It has been the custom to
hold the conference'soon alter the lasrcon
vention in tlio district lias been held, and
this has always brought the Representative
confurenco earlier than tlio Senatorial nnd
Congressional onos. We arc sorry thoroforo i
to seo that tire Montour convention recently, j
without assigning uny reason, attempted to |
reverse the rule and postpone the Repre- I
scntative conference behind tlio Senatorial i
and Congressional ones. Tire ntlempt is in j
bad spirit, as no reason is assigned or can ,
be given for it, and as ti fraternal and not a \
stubborn fueling should be manifested in I
the conferences of neighboring counties. It j
is a bad beginning for our now district, and '
every person will feel inclined to ask what |
motive could have caused this disagreement. 1
If tlio time can make no difi'crcne? in results, I
why produce disagreement and reverse the
rule of the party nnd of reason ? If the Rep
resentative conference is not removed be
yond the time of Congressional and Senate- j
rial Conferences to rlfoet them, why so ro- I
move it 1 There must bo a motive. Hut i
men who aspire to high places ought not to |
go out of the way to oliiir reasonable grounds
for the suspicion of designed intrigue. A I
nomination ought to bo not only lair, but I
beyond tho taint or suspicion of corruption.
To prove how tho rule litis been in this
district, we give the following items from
the records during the past seven years.
In 1860 John McKcynnlds was nominated
for Assembly on the 7th of September. j
In 1851 Mr. Jackson was nominated by |
tho Representative conference on the 3d of
In 1882 George Scott was nominated by
the Representative conference ou the 9tli of
September. The Congressional conference
was hold on tho 11 th.
In 1853 tho Representative Conference
was fixed for the 2d September. The Sen
atorial conference was held on the 19th.
In 1854 tho Representhtive Confereneo
was held on the Bth of September, and the
Congressional on tho 12th.
In 1855 Mr. Montgomery was nominated
by tho UoprescntntiveConforencoon the 29th
of August.
In 1856 Mr. F.nt was nominated by the
Representative Conference on tho 3dot Sep
tember. The Congressional Conference was
held on the lßtli|oTSepteniber and tho Sena
torial on tho 19th of llio same mouth.
Hare thou the unbVoken rule is to hold tho
Representative Conference first, and early
in September—once indeed in August. It
was known ill Montour that Sullivan had
fixed a time in nceordauce with this rule,
and it were alwnys better that Conferees
should meet as soon after their appointment
as is practicable. That prevents all attempts
at improper interference and leaves a nom
ination free from all suspicion of intrigue.
Snyder County.
The Democrats of Snyder county held their
convention laet week but failed to take defi
nite action on the Senatorial nomination.—
Five ballots were taken for Senator before
the other nomination* were made. The re
sult was
Ist ballot. 2d Ballot.
Reuben Keller, It 12
Henry C. Eyer, 8 8
Thomas Bowei, 5 4
The three following ballots were the same
as the second. After the other nominations
were made 21 more ballots were taken which
all resulted like the second. The conven
tion then adjourned without appointing ar.y
This is certainly an unfortunate disagree-,
ment, and our friend* will see pret'y soon
that we were right when we deprecated the
complicated and clumsy districts into which
the new apportionment bill throws us. It i*
bad enough when counties have troubles with
in ihameelre*, but much worse when they
di*ag(Ml wiik one another, without any ex
cuse, and cance uncalled for d.fficulties, as
MoctoaoMl lately done with Sullivan.
tar Compel Geary is oal lot Pucker and
Democracy * *'
The Nominations.
For Congress John Mcßeynold* has as
much capacity as any of the candidates nam
ed, and our county has claims equal to any
other in the District. The office belongs not
to any county but to the fittest man. Mr.
Mcßcynolds has made politics the study of
his long life, and is therefore well acquainted
with public men and their history. His sa
gacity and discretion would make him a .
useful member to his constituents and
For member Mr. Ent is re-nominated, and
his votes last winter fully justified the zeal
ous support we gave to his election. The
trial he has had proved the character of the
man, and men are certain what sort of can
didate tliey have in him.
For Prothonotary, Mr. Eycrly, whom ev
erybody knows, is re-nominated. This was
entirely upon his merits as an officer, for his
long tenure of office was urged strongly
against him. Bnt his experience in office
made this charge operate more in his favor
than against him. He will be as easily elect
ed as he was nominated, iorpeopie feel that
it is a matter of much importance to have
the duties of an office well attended to.
Daniel Lee was unanimously re-nomina
ted for Register and Recorder; and as every
voter will agree that no man more correct,
attentive and fair could be found for the of
fice, he will most likely have no competitor
at the pulls.
For Commissioner, M-. Dieterick is social
ly a clever man, and his father served as
Commissioner some years ago. Politically
he litis repeatedly opposed Democratic nom
inations, voting in 1853 for a volunteer who
waß last fall the Know Nothing elector in
this district, and in 1854 for the K. N. Volun
| leers. But as the convention seems to ob
j solve him for these things,"and protionnoes
liirn more meritorious than any of 2,000 true
| Democrats of the county who have regularly
i supported nominations', we are too good a
Democrat to set up onr private opinion against
the decree of the party, and we rnly hope
that when he is elected It is public course will
justify the partiality of the convention. No
man has a right to expect that every nomina
tion shall every yeur please his personal de
sire, and if the party has forgiven Mr. Dieter
inlf nanngl.l oerluinly to COUttlllUle O'jr smnll
share of pardon which we can well do; es
pecially as we shonlifte very much ashamed
to act in the spirit he did in 1855, when he
secretly distributed tickets for tlieKuow Noth
ings with onr name fur county Auditor, and
being told we were not a candidate lie an
swered, "1 know, but wo run him lor spite."
We shall act in no spirit of "spile" or mal
ice toward him; and we have no doubt he is
in moments of cool mind as much ashamed
that ho litis done so, as wo would be to follow
so had uu example. II the Opposition nom
inate a competitor, he is likely to be still
more obj-ctionnble, and as we are woll con
tent with all the rest of the ticket we are as
well off as any member of a party can bo.
James S. M'Nineli is well qualified for
Treasurer, lie was for some years a steady
clerk in the store of M'Kelvy & Co., and to
this day enjoy* their generous confidence for
integrity and business capacity. Ho is now
a partner in the largo paper mill nt Catawis
sn, and though comparatively young he lias
muny friends among those who know him
John R. Y'olre was nominated by such a
largo vole that it is certain he has persona!
friends. Tlio whole Yohe family, we be- j
lieve, are Democrats and John is among the
most active ol them.
Dunk ol' Newcastle.
We learn from New Cas'lo thai .it is the
intention ol the Directors of the late New
Casllc Hank to resume payment and business
ou the 13th of October next. The r.ame ol
the concern will be that of "The Lawrence
County Batik," and the stock mostly held in
the hands ol the people of New Castle and
vicinity—a very large amount having been
1 taken by merchants and farmers, in sums of
from fifty to live hundred dollars each. Tho
bills of Ihe old bank bring readily 90c. in
gold, and as there is but little of.lhe oIJ is
sue out, it will be redeemed at par before
the loth ol October.
More llnnk Failures.
Tho Rhode Island Central Rank, the Tiv
erton Bank, R. 1., and the Farmers' Bank of
Wickford have tailed within the past week.
So also has the Ohio Life and Trust Com
pany with supposed liabilities to at least 67,-
1 000,000. John Thompson, a Wall Street
Banker has also failed tor $250,000. The
Maratime Bank, Bangor, Maine, is reported
fai led.
The Next Senate.
Ol the State Senators 22 will hold over: that
is, 13 Democrats and 9 ol the Opposition.—
If the Opposition can unite ihe votes in the
other 11 which were last fall cast lor Free
mont aud Fillmore they will elect 6 and the
Democrats 5. In that event the r.ext Senate
would stand 18 Democrats to 15 Opposition.
Aptommos is one of the greatest per
foimers on the Harp in the world, end is only
equaled by Ellis Roberts, Harpist to the
Prince of Wales, England,and has perlormed
before the Courts of Ecgland, France and
Russia. Mr. Aptommos is brother to Mr.
John Thomas, Master of the Harp, London.
BP Two hundred shares of Stock of the
Columbia Coal and Iron Company in this
roomy are advertised for sale at auction in
Jacob Roardman,an industrious black
smith, residing at New Castle, Schuylkill co.,
Pa., was accidentally shot by a companion
while out gunning, a few days since. The
unfortunate man leaves a wife and eeveu
lyTbe Washington Stales says that peo- j
pie run great risks in eating crabs at this
season of the year. Nobody thinks of the
risks the crabs run.
XW It i* rumored that Rev. Mr. Meek, of
Pa., hat been appointed Superintendent of
Indian Affaire in Utah.
Krporttdfor the Star of the North.
Accordiug 10 the rules of the Democratic
parly, the delegates elected on last Saturday
1 in the several township*, met in county con
; vention at the Court-bouse in Bloomsburg on
Monday the 31st of August and organising
by electing HON. GEORGE SCOTT, President,
and M. C. Woodward and Jacob H. Fritz,
Secretaries of the convention.
The fo'lowing delegates then presented
credentials and took their seats in the con
vention :
Bloom —Martin C. Woodward, John J. Bar
Bewer— Moses Schlicher, Henry Hinner
Ben ton—Richard Stiles, John J. Stiles.
Briarcreek— W. A. J. Brituin, John J. Mc
Conyngham— F. R. Wolfarth, Daniel Keh
Centre —Elias Geiger, Jnhn Ziner.
Ca/awissa —George Scott, Reuben Rohr*
fishingcreek —Daniel McHenry, Hugh Mc-
Franklin —Reuben Knlttle, Wm. Mensch.
Greenwood— Isaac Dewilt. Joseph Robbins.
Hemlock —Jaoob Harris, M. G. Shoemaker.
I Jackson —Tito?. W. Young, Iram Derr.
Locust —Reuben Fahringer, William Good
' Mfldhntl—Lowi. Ocfiwjt#,, Oa.eim RIA.
Jtfour.tpleasant —Peter Jacoy, John Mordin.
Maine —Peter Fisher, John Nuss.
Mifflin —John Keller, Henry Heller. •
Montour —George Yost, Wm. G. Quick.
Change —Hiram R. Kline, David Achen
Pine —John Leggot, John F. Fowler.
Boa'ingcrcelc —Daniel Gearheart, Daniel R.
Scritt —John Ent, John Robison.
Sugarlonf— Jacob H. Fritz, Andrew
There was a contested election by the del
egates ftom Fishingcreek between Hugh
Mcllride nnd John lless. Statements were
made by both sides, and Mr. Mcßride was
declared elected by the :
For Mcßiudk— Messrs. Woodward. Bark-
Ly, SuiiluUmf. Uinterliter, Scolt, Rohrbach,
D. McHenry, Knittle, Mensch. Harris, Shoe
maker, Y'oung, Detr, Goodman, Sohuyler,
Riddle, Jaeoby, Mordin, Fisher, NojvKbl
ler, lletler, Y'ost, Quick, Gearheart, Hower,
Kilt, Robison, Laubach.—29.
. Fon Hess —Mossrs. R. Stiles, J. Stiles, J.
McHenry, Ziner, Hewitt, Bobbins, Fahring
er, Kline, Achenbaclt, Lepgot, Fowler.—l 2.
Tho convention then proceeded to nomi
nate a Congressman.
Mr. Harris then offered tlio rollowing res
olution, which woe unanimously adopted :
Besotuid, That John Fruit and Dr. J. K.
Bobbins are hereby chosen Congressional
Conferees, to meet like conferees from the
other counties ol this district, at Wilkesbar
re; and that the Conferees from this county
are instructed to use ull honorable means to
secure the nomination of John Mclleyuolds
for Congress.
Col. KliueAhen offered the following reso
lution which was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That George Scott and Emanuel
Lazarus lire hereby appointed Senatorial Del
egates to represent this county in Senatorial
Conference; and that this county concur with
Moutour County in the time fixed for that
Mr. llobison then offered the following res
oluiiou which was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That Iram Dorr and W. A. J.
Rriliaiti uro hereby chosen Representative
Conferees from this county, anil are hereby
instructed tn support the nomination of Peter
Fnt as the choice of this county by the con
The convention then proceeded to nomi
nate a candidate for Prothonotary.
Mr. Kaittle nominated Jacob Eyerty ol
Mr. I). MeHonry nominated A. W. Kline,
Esq., ol Orange.
A vote was taken with the following re
sult :
FOR EVSRl.V— Messrs. Woodward, Oarkley,!
Schlicher, Hinterhter, Wollarth, Keblay,!
Gieger, Rohrbach, D. McHenry, Mcßride, j
Kniltle, Meusch, Robbing, Harris, Shoe- j
maker, Young, Deer, Faluinger, Goodman,
Schuyler, Jacoby, Mordin, Fisher, Nuss,
Keller, Hetler, Yost, Quick, Leggol, Gear
heart, Hower, ENL.— 32.
FOR KLlNE— Messrs. Stiles, Stiles, Brittatn,
J. McHenry,, Scott, Dewilt, Biddle.
Kline, Achenbach, Fowler, Robison, Fritz,
i So JACOB F.YF.RLY was declared duly nomi
nated for Prothonotary. On motion of Mr.
Derr, DANIEL LEE was unanimously noini
j tiated lor Register and Recorder.
The convention then proceeded to nomi- j
nate a Commissioner.
Mr. Schuyler nominated J. A. Funston of
Mr. Leggot nominated Benjamin Winter
steen of Pine.
Mr. Qaick nominated Elias Dietcrick of
i Montour.
On the first vote the result stood—
FOR FCNSTON—Messrs. Woodward, Bark
ley, D. McHenry, Mcßride, Harris, Young,
Derr, Goodman, Schuyler, Biddle, Kline,
Achenbach, Ent, Robison, Fritz, Laubach.—
FOB WINTKRSTEEN— Messrs. Stiles, Stiles,
Brit'ain, J. McHenry, Geiger, Zaner, Pewitt,
Bobbins, Mordin, Keller, Leggot, Fow
ler.—l 2.
FOR PETTERKX —Messrs. Schlicher, Hinter
liter, Wolfarth, Kehley, Scott, Rohrbacb,
Knittle, Mecech, Shoemaker, Faluinger,
Jacoby, Fisher, Nuss, Hetler, Yo*t, Quick,
Gearheart, Hower.— lß.
The second ballot was with the same re
soil, except that Mr. Kline of Orange voted
for Wintersteen instead of Funston.
The third ballot was like the second, ex
cept that Mr. Achenbach of Orange voted for
Wintersteen instead of Funston.
Tbd fourth ballot was like the third.
The fifth ballot was as iollows
FOR FCNSTON —Messrs. Woodward, Bark
ley, D. McHenry, Mcßride, Harris, Young,
Derr, Goodman, Schuyler, Biddle, Kline,
Achenbach, E|t, Robiscn, Fritz, Laubach.—
, 16.
3 Britlain, Geigel, Ztuer, Dewit', Bobbins,
Mordin, Keller ] J_fg^,i | Fowler —ll.
FOR DiKTEeJ_ims"i Sohlicher, Hihter
-1 liter, J. McHekry, Wolfarlb, Kehley, Sooit,
' Rohrbach, Kn|:| oj M:usch, Shoemaker, Fah
' ringer, Jacoby,| Fisher, Nnss, Hetler, Yost,
1 Quick, (jearbettaj Hoer. —19.
On the sixih Wtllol the vote was precisely
as on the fifth. the 11th rule of Iti9 par
ty regalatiops afor the tiili t.allot the lowest
(andidsie shall be stricken off, ami ibis being
announeed the 7tb ballot was takhn as fol
lows: \
FOR FUNSTON—Messrs. Woodward,
ley, Britlain, Zaner, D. Mullenry, Mc Bride,
Dewitt, Bobbins, Harris, Yonug, Derr, Good
man, Schuyler, Biddle, Kline, Aohenback,
Enl, Robinson, Fritz, Laubach.—2o.
FOR DISTERJCX—Messrs. Schliuber, Hintef-
iiter, Stiles, Stiles, J. Mcllenry, Wolfarlti,
Kehley, Gfliger, Scott, Rohrbach, Kniilie,
Mer.sch, Shoemaker, Fahringer, Jacoby,
Mordin, Fisher, Nuss, Keller, Hetler, Yost,
Quick, Leggot, Fowler, Gearheart, Hower. —
26. , • ,
So £I.U§ DIETERICK was declared duly
nominated for County Commissioner.
The Convention tben proceeded to nomi
nate a Treasurer.
Mr. Scott nominated James S. McNinch of
Mr. Goodman, nominated Jonn rufffer ot
The vote stood as follows:
FOB MCNINCH—Mess-s. Barkley, J. Stiles,
Britlain, J. McHenry, Wolfarth, Kehley, Za
tier, Scott, Rohrbach, D. McHenry, Mcßride,
Shoemaker, Derr, Schuyler, Jacoby, Mordin,
Nuss, Yost, Quick, Kline, Achenbach, Leg
got, Fowler, Hower, Robiaon, Fritz, Lau
bach. —27.
FOR KlEVEß—Messrs. Woodward, Schlioh
cr, Hinteiliter, R. Stiles, Geiger, Knittle,
Mcnsch, Dewitt, Robbins, Harris, Heller,
Young, Fahringer, Goodman, Biddle, Fisher,
Keller, Gearheart, Enl—l9.
So JAMES S. MCNJNCII was declared duly
nominated for Treasurer.
The Convention then proceeded to nomi
na'e a County Auditor.
Col. Britlain nominated John It. Yobe of
Mr. Woodward nominated Henry G. Phil
lips of Bloom.
Col. Kline nominated Stephen H. Swank of
A vote was then taken which resulted as
FOR YOllE—Messrs. Sohlicher, H interliter,
Stiles, Stiles, Brittsln, Wolfarth, Kehley, Gei
ger, Zarter, Scott, D. M'Henry, M'Bride,
Knittle, Mensch, Young, Derr, Fahringer,
Goodman, Jacoby, Fisher, Nnss, Keller, Hel
ler, Yost, Quick, Leggett, Fowler, Gearhatt,
Hower, Ent, Robison, Fritz, Laubach—33,
Eon PiiiLLii'S—Messrs. Woodward, Bark
ley, Harris, Shoemaker, Schuyler, Biddle,
Mordin, Kline, Anchenbaoh—9.
FOR SWANK —Messrs. J. M'Henry, Rohr
bock, Dewitt—3.
So JOHN It. YOHR waa declared to bo duly
nominated for Auditor.
Col. Brittaiti then ofiered a resolution af-
I firming the Pethocjatic platform, which was
nnanimously adopted; but the Secretaries
1 have not furnished us with it.
I The following resolution was then offered
and unanimously adopted :
I Resolved, That M. C. Woodward, William j
j Snyder, Hudson Owen, Alinas Cole and Isaac J
i Lcidv, bo the Standing Committee of Colum-;
I bia county (or the ensuing year.
The convention then adjourned.
A Lurxv LCBAI. FKS.—A gentleman in
Cincinnati slftlee (hat Nicholas Longworth,
who was in Ilia native State a shoemaker,
practiced law on his removal to that city du
ring the yoara.between 1804 and 1820. He
once received as a legal fee for defending a
horse thief two second hand copper stills.—
Tho gentleman'who hettT them in possession
refused to give Ihem np, bnl proposed to Mr.
Longworth to give him a lot on Western Row,
so called, in lieu ef them— a proposal which
the latter whose sanguine opinions of the val
tta of euch property were ahesd of Hie time,
gladly accepted. This transaction formed the
basis of an immense fortune, the naked
ground being now worth over two millions of
NORTHUMBRRLAND. —The Democracy of
Northumberland county has made the follow
ing nominations:
Senate—Geo. C. Welkar, Sunbury,
Assembly—Jos. C. Rhoads, Milton.
Sheriff—Henry J. Reeder, M'Ewensville.
Frothonotary—Daniel Beckly, Treverton.
Commissioner—Samuel Kut.
Treasurer—Jes*e M.Simpson. Sunbury.
Hon. Wot. L. Dewari and Dr. R. 11. Awl
are Senatorial Conferees.
MONTOUR— The American-Republicans of
Montour have nominated a county ticket.
For Commissioner—Nathan Sandal.
For Frothonotary—Moore Wilson.
For Aaditor—James Consart.
Unmarried Women in Great Britain. —lt ap
pears from the census of Great Britain of 'sl,
thai in that year, there were in the country
nearly si* millions of women above twenty
years of age—of whom one million seven
hundred and sixty seven tbonsahd were un
married, and seven huudred and ninety-five
thousand widows.
CF'Senaior Rush, whose melancholy death
was recently recorded, was the son of a very
poor Irish emigrant, who, when became to
I this country, settled in South Carolina on
land belonging C. Calhoun. He was
a stone cutter by trade.
! 17 Some idea >be enormous amount of
correspondence carried on between England
and her Indian Empire, may be gathered from
the fact that the Indian mail from London
last, consisted of 133 boxes, each box on an
average weighing 2g pounds.
Hoo CHOLERA— The Zaoesville Timet says
Ihat in the distilleif of Sir. Crane, in Ibe
town of Dresden, Ohio, in thai county, 9100
worth of bogs die each day.
| An important Political Movement.
The Democratic Convention of Allegheny
county, assembled at Pittsburg on I fie 26 th
inst. Col. Jes. A. Gibson was chosen Chair
man. A committee to prepare resolutions
was appointed, of which J. R. Lknge, Esq.,
was the Chairman, by which committee the
following resolutions were submitted to the
" In the progrese of events it occasionally
behooves every intelligent people to assert
their rights, and boldly defend them against
the encroachments of those by whom tbey
are governed—therefore
Resolml, That we approve most emphati
cally of (he course adopted and pursued by
ibe national administration.
Resolved, That we have full confidence In
the ability and integrity of the nominees of
the Democratic party nominated at Hartis
burg, and will give them our hearty support.
Resolved, That we highly approve of the
doctrine* and principles as set forth in the
State Central Committee's address, as Being
at the same time ably and purely Democrat
ic, and more especially that portion of the ad
dress whioh treats oi municipal subscriptions
to railroads, &0., at this time we do recognize
as most appropriate.
Resolved, That legislative aotion should be
confined within the limits of a strict construc
tion ol the Constitution.
Resolved, That tax means that tribute alone
•hiiiK atitv nMlthst nf *t—
agrees to pay to defray the absolute end ne
cessary expenses of the government, end that
the taxing power should not be exercised for
any other purpose.
Resolved, Thai it is the special duty of the
Demoeratic party to protect and preserve in
violate the individual rights of every citizen
in the Commonwenlth in opposition to the
assumption of power, either by our legisla
ture or the officials under ourcounty and city
corporate authorities.
Resolved, That we solemnly avow our hos
tility to the imposition of taxes for railroad
purposes, and our unqualified determination
to resist by all constitutional and legal means,
the payment of any tax imposed upon us ille
gally, either by State or county.
Resolved, That while declaring no opposition
to railroad improvements, we hohl that they
should be advaneed by individual enterprise
alone. *
Resolved, That wo depreotte the system of
free tickets being given to Judges, Legisla
tors, I'reachers, Editors, &c.—said system be
ing in our estimation a tacit and insidious
means of bribery and corruption too danger
ous to tolerate.
Resolved, That we deem it to be the duty
of our Commissioners now not to assess any
lax for railroad purposes until compelled to
pay by legal process.
Resolved, That the legislature is in duty
bound by statute to limit the ussessiug and
collecting of any more tax than is absolutely
necessary to defray the expenses of the gov
The sevenltt resolution was opposed by Df.
J. R. MeClintock, but il wni adopted by a
vote of 65 to 35. The whole series was then
adopted by a largo majority.
These resolutions are ol more than usnal
importance, and the principles they enunciate
deserve the serious attention of the party.—
There is a growing disposition manifested by
the Democracy of this Stato to limit legisla
tive action to its propor and constitutional
sphere, and not to allow the State to be made
a pack-horse, upon whose back can be pla
ced the responsibili<y of every scheme in
vented by parties to enrich themselves. This
principle is also about being emended to
Counties and Corporations. This is right and
proper, and in so far as the resolutions of our
friends io Allegheny county will sid in these
important reforms they are worthy of all
commendation. Wo ate opposed to all ideas
1 of repudiation, but at the same time the tax-
I payers have an undoubted right to see that
they are not burthetied with taxes for schemes
! of improvements, the granting of assistance
to, which is not among those powers that can
be rightfully or legally exetcised by their
representatives either of a Legislative, a Coutt •
ty or Munioipal cbaiacter. This is the point
to which, if we understand them, the Alle
gheny resolutions .were directed. We invite
i attention to those resolutions.— Perwst/ltx.niun-
From the Nero York Express, 24(A inst.
1 Property.
The Surrogale, this morning, rendered the
deoision in the case of the Burdell estate. It
is a very voluminous and learned document,
and covers all the points of this complicated
The Surrogate decides that Mrs. Cunning
ham was not married to Dr. Burdell on the
28th of October, 1856, and consequentjy that
she is not entitled to administer his estate.
This decision will relieve Mrs. Cunning
ham ol the charge ot felony, RB regards the
produolion of a false heir.
It however, subjects her, aa well as her
daughter Augusta, to indictment and prose
cution for perjuty, they having both positive
ly sworn that lite marriage took place.
The Surrogate concludes as follows
It becomes my duty to pronounce against
the allegation of marriage. The reasons lead
ing to this conclusion may be summarily
stated thus :
1. The marriage wis clandestine—and
there is no presumption in favor of a secret
marriage, neither preceded or followed by
2. The clergyman selected was nnknown
to the parties.
3. The place appointed was distant from
the decedent's residence.
4. The only witness chosen to be ptesenl
was one of the daughters of the claimant.
5. The witness is contradieted by her own
statements made uuder oath at different times
and by other evidence. *
7. The certificate of the marriage affords
no evidence of identification.
8. The certificate is incorrect as to the
came of the decedent, tod evinces ignorance
oi error as to the place of his nativity.
9. There was suspicious circumstances
attending the transaction.
10. The marriage was not confided by the
claimant to any membet of het family, save
11. There was no private or public act ao
knowledgament, no cohabitation, bat the
alleged partlat lived as single persons.
12. On the part of the claimant there were
confidential relations with another person, in
respect to whom the'decedent charged im
proper intimacy.
13. The terras of the settlement of the suits
alleged to have led to the marriage, are in
writing, and exclude ike assertion of other
14. The marriage took place after the set
tlement bad been concluded and carried out.
15. The claimant executed'written instru
ments to the decedent in ber own name, after
the marriage. She assigned a judgment; he
drew a check to (he order. She endorsed it,
and he swore to the affidavit, in' all wbioh
she was described by her own name.
16. At the settlement she amputated for a
new lease of the house.
1?. Shortly before the decedent's death she
released all causes of action, end abandoned
her agreement for a lease.
18. He spoke of her with contumely and
reproach, dnd made repeated declarations
against marriage.
19. He was determined to compel her to
leave the premises, and a new lease to an
other party was about to be executed.
20. The marriage was first announced after
his death.
All the evidence is elaborately reviewed,
and iheyjrevious relations and conduct of Dr.
Borde'lntrd"Mrs. Cunnlngnam. considered,
affording, as the Surrogate says, the strongest
presumtion against even a voluntary mar
riage, and utterly repugnant to a compulsory
marriage, insisted upon aa one of the terms
of the settlement.
The following order was entered :—"Let
an order be entered, declaring that the claim
ant, Emma Augusta Cunningham, is not the
widow of the decadent, and directing letters
of administration to be issued, to the dece
dent's next of kin, on giving the proper secu
rity. 1 '
THIS REV. C. S. BIIRHBTT, while laboring as
a Missionary in Southorn Asia, discovered a
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Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds, Nervous
Debility, and all impurities of the blood; also,
an easy and effectual mode of Inhaling the
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