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BLOOJISBl'RG, EDJESMY, AIG. 29, lSCoT
Democratic IV6uiiiihl ions.
- FOR PRESIDENT, '
J0m C. BRECKINRIDGE,
OF KENTUCK Y. : ; ..
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
GEPPAL JOSEPH LANE,
, OF OREGON. - - i
; ELECTORS AT LARGE.
. Richard Vicx, .- .... ; Gkorgk M- Keiw,
J. Fred: A.: Server
13. Joseph Lanbach.
2. Wm C, Patterson.
; 3. Jew. CroekfeuvJr.
4. J. G. Brenner.
5. G. W. Jccoby.
6. Charles 611 v.' '
7. O. P. James. "
8. David Schall. : :
9., J. L. Lightner.
10. S. S. Barber.
11. T.H. Walker.
14. J Keckhow. :
15; Geo. D. Jackson.'
16. J. A. Ahl. ' .:
17. J. B. Danner. .
lfi! J. R. Crawford.'
19. II. N.' Lee. ;
20. J. B. Howell.
21. N. P. Fetterman.
22. Samuel Marshall.
23. William Book.
24. B. D. Hamliu.
12. b. 5. Winchester.
25. Gaylord Church.
HON. IIENltY- D. FOSTER,
D 1 ST R I JTICKET
Subject to the decision of the Congressional
. ' :. Conference. .
- - SENATOR, - '
HI." E. JACKSOiY Esq.
: fiulject to the decishion cf the Senatorial ,
. ' ',- ' Conference.- ' 1
" : ' ASSEMBLY, 7 l ' '
Col. Ill i: AM II. KlillVE.;
Subject to the decision cf the Representative
: ': " ; Confereuce. . J t , -
for prothonotary'; ,.
TOR register and recorder,
- ' ' FOR COMMISSIONER. '
TVIEEI AITI EAlTlOrV.
' ;' FOR AUDITOR,
' JOS; 15. KIYITTEE.
-Resolved, That the convictions of ihe Dem
ocratic party of Penrylvania remain un
ahaken in the wisdom and justice ot ade
quate protection ot iron, coal, wool, and of
the great staples of our country, based upon
the necessities of a reasonable revenue eys
lem of the General Government; and ap
proving of the views of President Buchanan
cpon ihe subject ; of . specific duties, we
earnestly desire our Representatives in Con
gress to procure 6uch modification of the
existing laws as the unwise legislation of
the Republican party in 1857 remters abso
lutely necessary to the prosperity of the
great industrial interests of the State of
Pennsylvania'.- Passed at the Reading Con
vention, March , 2 , i860. V
,. The CuflTcntion Onr flominces. :
The object and design of a political Con
tention mast be to consult as to who are
the most proper and unexceptionable per--sons
in a party to be its candidates. Strength,
fitness and v consistent political character,
must be the elements to make up the result,
if tha work'of the Convention is to inspire
confidence' and respect. The Convention
of last Monday seems very well to huve
answerecrthis design. ' The delegates rep
resented a very full aha fair expression of
the popular will, for the township elections
were never before to our knowledge so well
attended. ' The delegates, as they came in,
understood every subject, and but very few
rotes were changed by persuasion, during
the day. The ticket comes as near pleasing
every reasonable desire as any ticket could
do, when so many various minds are to be
nited. As all cannot think alike, so of
course all cannot be gratified in every wish,
and each will see the propriety and necess
ity of abiding the decision of the majority.
Hone of the offices in this countj are a
source of mach profit, and i isof more
importance to the people that they should
be filled by competent men than that any
one individual should be favored.
For Cohgresb there was no opposition
shown to the conferees who are chosen as
the known friends of Hon. George Scott,
of this county. They are instructed to use
all fair and honorable means to secure his
nomination, which we sincerely trust they
will7 carry out. This nomination was an
act of good policy to the usages of the party,
as well as of justice to a faithful representa
tive. It is not necessary for us to state that
he has filled several . responsible positions
whh credit to himself e well as to the par
ty to which he belongs. ' He represented
his constituents when: holding State office,
say nothing about his official carear in the
Slate Legislature, like a true Democrat,' with
honor to his constituents and himself." We
trust that the other counties in the District
will concede the nomination to Mr.'5coTT,as
his nomination and election in' the" District
will do as much honor to the voters as to
the office. Columbia county would poll a
larger, vote fof'.him than any other man
spoken 6i for this nomination. .
For Senator it will be seen by a glance
at the proceedings ofthe County Conven
tion, in another column of the Stab, that
M. E- Jackon, Esq., of Berwick, .received
the nomination of this county,, for this ret
eponsible and important ofSce.., We hope
the claims ol Columbia will be given, due
consideration and fairly dealt with by the
Conferees, as it must be coneded by all, at
this time, that the claims of Colombia' are
equal, if not stronger, than any other county
in the district. -We present a man in every
wav rfminenilT mialified lor lfl3 Position
ww 1 j j -J - . .
and if nominated would be an honor to the
office instead af the ofacs honoring him .-
of the Senatorial conference, after which we
shair say something further upon the eub-
lect- , - - ' -
Assembly CoL.Hiram R. Klinq received
the nomination of this county, over his op-
ponent, John G. Freeze, for this highly irai
portant and honorable position. We hopat
the other counties composiiig the DirtricC
will ebnetir in his nomination. According
to all rules 'and "party usases Columbia
county is entitled to one of the Members,
Wyoming the other, as Montour and Sulli
van had the Members the last two terms.
The candidate presented by this county for
Representative is known as a man of integJ
rity and ability, who will serve the public
with . intelligence and fidelity. His past
course in public life has been snch as to
offer a guaranty of future conduct ; and the
knowledge and experience of public busi
ness which he has acquired, qualifies him
the more perfect for efficient public service.
He will make an honest and safe Legislator,
and if nominated, be triumphantly elected.
For Prothonotary Mr. Eterly was nomi
nate again, because the general speech was
that he had made a good officer, and he
"might as well be elected for life";'"' and t
is no small thing to have this said of a mn
for over a quarter of a century. A man who
wears so well in the public judgment, must
have more than common traits oicharacter,
and be a safe depository of the public trust.
As he has never been defeated before the
people.the presumption gains Btrong ground
that he never can be.
Mr. Lee, the nominee for Register and
Recorder, is a gentleman of correct business
habits, who will make, as he has already
proved himself, an attentive and obliging
officer. All men for, and with whom he
has done business, speak well of him, and
many can bear witness to his kind favors.
He is an excellent pensman, and a number
one accountant. . His papers and business
are always found in perfect order, and by
every qualification and circumstance of life,
he deserves the office for which he is nom
inated. He is a Democrat, consistani and
honest, but neverj noisy or violent. . He is
the right man for the place which he is
nominated, and the people of Columbia
county owe him their undivided support.
He has rilled this office for several years
with an eye single to the interests of his
constituents, as we'll as kept a close watch
of his official duties that they were not in
any manner neglected, but faithtally and
carefully attended to. - '
, William Lamos, who is nominated for
Commissioner, is an honest Democratic
farmer of Briarcreek. He has always been
a faithful hard working member of the party
which placed him in nomination, and never
sought office. He has managed his own
business well, and knows the wishes and
feelings ofthe laboring man and the taxpay
er. His neighbors all respect him, and he
has just the common sense and practical ex
perience which fits him to make a good
Commissioner. He is not one of your ex
travagant and speculative kind or men, but
a careful and correct business man. In the
nomination of this man the Democracy of
Columbia have made most an excellent
choice. . He will be handsomely elected.
Mr. Kmttle, the unanimous nominee lor
Auditor, is one ol the most intelligent citi
zens of Franklin township. He will if elec
ted make a good accountant. He in a man
eminently fit for the position' which he is
chosen. His election would insure to the
people of this county a good and competent
Gnr Candidates for Pre&ident.
We tins day place at the head, of our
paper the names of Johm C. BRScKtwuiDGs
and Joseph Lase for President and Vice
President, expressire of our choice. We
have long sir.ee named our preferences for
President, but until the present put op no
man's name. When the Union Ticket was
first proposed, we resolved at once to give
it our hearty support as the only sure means
for the Democracy to succeed in carrying
the election oerthe common enemy in the
Slate of Pennsylvania. And, ah there were
two candidates claiming to be Democratic
nominees, we thought not to have either
man'fa name at the head of the Star, but to
battle assiduously lor the election cf the
Union Electoral Ticket. But to save trouble
of explaining nearly each week, either by
editorial or copied articles, which of the
four candidates are our preference, we have
bung out the flag, with the names of John
C. BftRCKiKRiooe and Joseph Lane, our
standard bearers, inscribed thereon.
It would be absurd, under such circum
stances, to speak of either of the candidates
as being really nntional nominees ; they may
be national in their principles, but certainly
are not in their nominations. Having to
make a choice between therruwe shall
support that one, as we hare Tver done,
who most nearly approaches our princi
ples, and promises equality of rights to all
the country. And, however much soma
few of our friends may censure the coarse
which, upon a candid view of all the cir
cumstances, we have Jell compelled by
pur convictions of duty to take, we ' trust
that when the excitement shall have subsi
ded, and reason resumed its sway, they
will Quite with osin approving it, and say
that we have done right. -
State Politics The Constitutional Union
Par ty Meeting of the State Central Commit
tee Ifarrisburg, Aug. 22. The State Exec
utive Committee of the Constitutional Union
parly met here to-day; Hon. Henry M Ful
ler in the chair. Every Congressional dis
trict was represented.' " ' " .
. Cheering accounts were received from all
parts of the State, and a strong disposition
was manifested by the members for a union
of all national men against the Republican
party. ' :-
A Committee was appointed io elect
Presidential Electors. , -
Knickerbocker for September has been ; re
ceived. It is a most excellent publication ;
and in point of interest and usefulness, not
second to any other Macazine.' It is an
example for other publications of like kin.
Published in New, York, by John A. Gray,
Colombia County Democratic Convention,
In pursuance of ihenolice given by the
Democratic Standing Committee, the Dele
gates elected by the-Democratic voters of
Columbia County, . met in . Convention5, at
the Court llpuse, in Bloomsburg, on Mori
day, the 27th otj August, 1860, at 1 o'clock,
p. m., for the.purpose of forming a county
ticket, to be supported'at'the ensuing" elec
tion, and transacting such other business as
might be brought before the Convention.
The townships were all fully represented
except Conyngham, which sent no delegates.
TheXonvention being; called to order ; on
motion of Pete Billmeyer, of Bloomburg,
Hudson Owen, Esq., of Berwick, was ap
pointed Presided of the Convention; and
on motion of John McReynolds, Peter Ent,
of Scott, and Benjamin F Fruit, of Mad
ison, were chosen Secretaries, who took
their seats, when the Convention proceeded
to business. v-
On motion of John McReynolds, the town
ships were called pyerjn alphabetical order,
and the Delegates presented their creden
tials as follows
Bor. Be rwfck Hudson Owen, Jacob M oy
er, Isaiah Bower. It appeared that two
sets of Delegates had been run in this Bor
ough, and that the two latter, being of op
posite sets, were tie ; both claiming the seat.
After some considerable discussion the mat
ter was left to a vole of the Convention to
decide, which resulted in the election of
Bower to the seat. J
Bloom Peter Billmeyer, Aaron Hender
shot. Benton Samuel R. Kline, Robert L. F.
Beaver Jonas Bredbender, John Hoats.
Briarcreek Wm. Arwine, Isaac Bower.
Centre Henry D. Knorr, John Hill.
Cattawissa- George Manhardt, Reuben
Franklin Wm. Mensch, Reuben Kniltle
Fishingcreek John Wenner, M. A. Am
merman! Greenwood IeaacJA.. Dewitt, David De
mott. Hemlock John McReynolds, Seth Shoe
maker. Jackson John McHenry, Jacob Young.
Locust John Ilarner, Henry Fink.
Maine Isaac Yetter, John Harmany. ,
Mifflin Stephen Poe, Stephen Dieterich.
Madison Benjamin F. Fruit. A. S. Alien.
Montour Jos. Mouser. P. S. Heimbach.
Mt. Pleasant Samuel Johnson, William
Orange John Herring, Abner Welsh.
Pine John F. Fowler, Valentine Winter
steen. Roaringcreek Philip Cool, Peter Levan.
Sugarloaf Ezekiel Cole, Alinas Cole.
Scott Benj F. Reighard, Peter Ent.
On motion the Convention proceeded to
make Congressional, Senatorial and Repre
sentative nominations, when Peter Ent of
fered the following resolutions, which were
unanimonsly adopted :
Resohed, That Emanuel Lazarus,of Orange,
and John K. Robbins, of Cattawissa, be,
and they are hereby appointed Congress
ional conferees, to meet similar confer-
Lees, Irom the several cpunties, in this
Longreasional District, at such time and
place as may be fixed , upon, for the
purpose of pominaling a candidate for Con
gress, for this District, with instructions to
support Hon. George Scott, of Columbia
coyinty, and to use all fair and honorable
means to secure his nomination.
Resolved, That Hudson Owen, of Berwick,
William H. Shoemaker, of Hemlock, be,
and are hereby appointed Senatorial confer
ees to meet similar conferees from the Sen
atorial counties in this District, to nominate
a candidate for State Senator, and that they
be instructed to support the nomination of
M. E. jACKSON,-Esq., of Berwick, this coun
ty, as the candidate for Senator, and to use
all fair and honorable means to place him
On motion, the Convention proceeded to
nominate a candidate for Assembly.
Peter Ent nominated Hiram R. Kline, of
John McReynolJs nominated John G.
Freeze, of Bloomsburg.
The nominations closed, and on balloting
Hiram R Kline received 29 votes, and John
G. Freeze 17, thus it will be seen that Hiram
R Kline was duly nominated.
For Kline Bower, Owen, Colley, Kline,
Arwine, Bower, Mouser, Heimbach, Deit
ericb, Pohe, Ent, Reighard, Welsh, Herring,
Shoemaker 'Johnson, Howell, Bredbender,
Hoats, Yetter, Harmany, Wenner, Ammer-,
man, Dewitt, Demolt, Fowler, McHenry,
Young, Allen, 29.
For Freeze Billmeyer, Hendershot, Mc
ReynoMs, Manhardt, Rohrbach, Fink. Ilar
ner, Knorr. Hill, E. Cole. A. Cole, Winter
sieen, Mensch, Knittle, Cool, Levan, Fruit.
The following resolution wai read, and
passed on motion of Peter Ent.
Rtsolved, That Alfred Howell, of Orange,
and William T. Shuman, of Maine, be Rep
resentative conferees from this county, to
meet similar conferees from other counties
in'this District, at Danville, on Friday, the
14th of September next, to nominate two
candidates for Representatives in the State
Lesislature, to be supported at the coming
election, with instructions to support Hiram
IL Kline, of this county.
The Convention then proceeded, on mo
tion, to select a candidate for the .office of
Prothonotary. ( . , '- . !
Peter, Billmeyer nominated Jacob Eyerly ,
of .Bloom. - , . . : .
Peter Ent nominated Jesse Coleman, of
No other nominations for, this office were
made, aud opqji taking a vote Jacob Eyerly
was duly chosen.. ( The. 1 vote stood 25 for
Eyerly, and 21 for Coleman.
Peter Billmeyer moved that the Conven
tion n'ow proceed to the nomination of a
candidate for Register and Recorder, who
nominated Daniel Lee, of Bloom.
John Herring nominated Jacob H. Fritz,
of Sugarloaf. , -
The nominations here closed, and Daniel
Lee was duly chosen, having recsived 30
vote, while his opponent .16.
Next in order was the selection of a can
didate for County Commissioner.
Peter Billmeyer nominated John Doak, of
Berwick,. . - .-.
Isaiah Bower nominated William Lamon,
of Briarcreek.' ' ?
The nominations closed, and the Conven
tion then proceeded to vote. By the follow
ed a majority of the votes and was declared
the nominee of the Convention.
For Lamon Arwine,' Isaac Bower, Kline,
Colley, Bredbender, Hoats, Isaiah Bower,
Aramerroau, Wenner, Kniltle; Mensch. D-3-witt,
jr., Demote Yetter,'" Harmony, Fruit,
Allen, Poe Deiterich, Mouser, Heimbach,
Johnson, Welsh, Eot, Reighard. 25.
iFoa Doak Billmeyer, Hendershot, Owen,
Knorr, Hill, Manhardt,' Rohrbach, McRey
nolds. Shoemaker, McHenry, Young, Ilar
ner, Fink, Howell, Herring, Winlersteen,
Fowler, Levan, Cool, E Colef A. Cole, 21.
The Convention nominated Joseph B.
Knittle, of Franklin, for Auditor by accla
On. motion of. Benj F.' Fruit, of Madison,
the following named gentlemen were ap
pointed as the democratic County Standing
. Hemlock Jacob Harris, ." 0
.Benton Richard Stiles,
Bloom M. C. Woodward.
JWfflin Samuel Creasy.
Cailawisia Peter Campbell.
. Orange William Fritz: ! -'''"' -
Briarcreek Samuel Kelchner.
Maine William T. Shuman.
On motion of Peter E.nt the following res
olutions were read, by Benj. F. Fruit, and
adopted unanimously by the Convention :
Resolved, That while the division which
at present exists in the Democratic party, is
sincerely to be regretted, yet having unsha
ken confidence in its principles which prin
ciples we believe to be as eternal as truth ;
and having equal confidence, notwithstand
ing the sectionalism which exists in certain
portions of the Union, in the integrity of
the people;, we are as ready now, as ever
before, to meet the common enemy in what
ever guise it may assume, trusting in the
right, and confident of victory.
Resolved, That the action of the State Com
mittee, at Cresson, in the formation of a
Union Electoral Ticket, in this Slate, meets
our hearty approval, and it is the obvious
duty of all Democrats to rally to its support.
Resolved, That in Henry D. Foster, we
hail as a candidate for Governor, the man
sought by the people on account of his emi
nent talents, inapproachable character and
unswerviug integritiy; and we .pledge to
him, as well as to the Union Electoral ticket,
the undivided support of the Democracy of
Resolved, That we are' now, as we ever
have been, in favor of a tariff for revenue,
and affording reasonable protection to the
industrial interests of the country ; and that
we have no confidence in the Opposition as
a tariff party, inasmuch as in 1857, when in
power, the tariff was reduced.
Resolved," That we pledge to the ticket this
day formed our undivided support.
Resolved,, Thai, the proceedings of this
Convention be published in the Democratic
papers of this county.
On motion the Convention adjourned sine
die. ' '
1 Constitntional Objection.
The Dojlesiown Democrat has made a
fresh discovery. After the meeting of the
Stale Committee in Philadelphia on the 2d
of July, it made the astounding discovery
that the resolution then adopted had been
altered, whereby the conspirators spoiled
their own contrivance. The new discovery
is even more alarming, it being nothing
less than that the Cresson compromise is
unconstitutional. This idea was first ad
vance in the resolutions ot the committee
that met at Buehlet's to, purge the electoral
ticket, but the Democrat proceeds to the ex
tremity of quoting the Constituiion. We
wilt quote a portion of this article for the
purpose of exposing its absurdity :
"In the second paragrapLrof the 1st sec
tion, ot the 2d article, that instrnment pro
vides as follows in the matter of an electoral
" 'Each State shall appoint, in such man
ner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a
number of electors, equnl to the whole
number of Senators and representatives to
which the State may be entitled in Con-
c . .
gress ; Dut no senator or representative, or
person holding an omce ot trust or proht
under the United States, shall be appointed
an elector.' .
"This appears as plain as the nose on a
man's face ; but the State Committee very
coolly proposes to violate this clear provis
ion of the Constitution bj striking off two
electors, and inserting in their places the
names of two candidates both of whom are
Senators." This arrangement violates the
Constitution in a double sense, for it leaves
the electoral ticket with less electors than
are required, and places those on it, who
cannot be electors In the case of the elec
tion of the ticket, Douglas or Breckinridge
would stand in the place of an elector, and
of course would be absent when they fho'd
come to meet at Ifarrisburg. The State
law provides for filling vacancies, but in
this case there would not be sucn an one as
contemplated, and the Electoral College
would be unconstitutional, because not tun.
We would like to hear the Democratic jour
nals of the Slate upon the subject, as this
is the first time Ihe question has risen.. It
strikes us that the Cresson
would be unconstitutional."
This furnishes additional evidence that
the straight-outs don't or won't comprehend
the Cresson compromise. It does not pro
pose to strike of! two electors. It proposes
to drop but one elector and allow the name
of Douglas or Breckinridge to be substitu
ted, according to the preference ofthe voter.
But it is objected that neither Douglas or
Breckinridge are eligible. . Grant it. Nei
ther of them can possibly be elected. . The
election officers not being the judges of eli
gibility will be obliged to return the number
of votes cast for Douglas and Breckinridge,
as they did in 1856 between Fremont and
Fillmore) and after that is done the object
in voting lor them is accomplished by as
certaining their relative strength.
The Xte'nocrii'Talls into another error in
supposing that there might be a vacancy in
the Electoral College. This is impossible.
As the Democratic vote will be divided be
tween Douglas and Breckinridge neither
can be chosen an elector, and of course the
highest candidate on the Republican ticket
would slip in between thetn. Should the
Union ticket be elected, the Electoral Col
lege of the Slate would be composed of
twenty-six Democrats and one Republican,
which is preferable to twenty-seveu Repub
lican and no Democrat t The Doylestowji
Democrat should at least make an effort to
understand the meaning of the Cresson reso
lution before demolishing it with the Con
; A. J. A. Ccmmings is at present deliver
ing his Maps of Columbia county in this
section. They are splendid well gotten
up indeed. Every! citizen of the county
Fiom the Pninville Intelligencer.
Proceedings, of the Democratic County Con-
The dogates elected by the Democratic
voters oi Montour county, on Saturday, the
lSih inst , in pursuance to the notice given
by the Democratic Standing Committee,
mel'ai the Court House, in the Borough' of
Danville, on Monday, the 20th of August,
at 2 o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of nomi-
rhating candidates for the several offices in
Montour county, and to appoint Congress
ional, Senatorial, and Representative con
ferees, to nominate candidates for Congress,
for Senator and for Representatives in con
ference with the conferees from the 'coun
ties composing the Congressional, Senato
rial and Representative District, in which
Montour county is embraced, and to do
such other business as might be brought
before the Convention.
On motion John Shearer, Esq.,- of Lime
stone, was chosen President of the Conven
tion, and Mayberry Shultz and William
McNinch, were elected Secretaries.
On motion the Districts were called in
alphabetical order, and the delegates pre
sented their certificates of election as fol
Anthony. John Cary, Charles Reeder,
.Cooper. Wiljiam McNinch, Michael
Danville, S. W. James Woodsides, G.
Danville, N. W. William Mourer, Dan
Derry. Samnel Smith, Daniel Butler.
. Liberty. William Cornelison, Robert
Limestone. John Shearer, George Butler.
'Mayberry. Robert Davidson, Mayberry
Shultz.. . - '
Mahoning Anthony Fonst, Benjamin
Valley. Samuel Curry, Cyrus Childs.
West Hemlock John K. Shultz, Frank
The Convention then proceeded to the
nomination of a canditate for the Senate,
when Robert Davidson, of Mayberry, nomi
nated Dr. L. F. Caldwell, of Derry. No
other nomination being made, he wasnom
nated by acclamation. On motion the Con
vention proceeded to nominate a candidate
forCoumy Treasurer. Daniel Woodsides,
nominated Edward Morrison, of Mahoning.
There being no other nomination he was
likewise nominated by acclamation. Or.
motion the Convention proceeded to nomi
nate a candidate for County Commissioner,
when John McWilliams, ol Liberty, was
nominated. No other nominations being
made, the nomination was made unani
mous. On motion the Convention proceed
ed to nominate a candidate for Prothonota
ry and Clerk of Court. Daniel Butler of
Derry, nominated George D. Butler of Dan
ville. On motion of William McNinch, of
Cooper, he was nominated by acclamation.
On motion the Convention proceeded to
nominate a candidate for. County Auditor,
when Wrill:am Blee, of Derry, was nomi
nated by acclamation.
The following resolutions were passed on
motion of Robert Davidson :
Heiolved, That William McNinch and
Hiram A. Childs, be, and they are hereby
appointed Congressional conferees, to meet
similar conferees from the several counties
in their Congressional District, at snch time
and place as may be fixed upon for the pur
pose of norninatin
a candidate tor con
gress for this District.
Rrs'.h-ei That Hiram Antrim and Wm.
A. Denn, be, and are hereby appointed
Senatorial conferees to meet similar confer
ees from the Senatorial counties in this
Senatorial District, to nominate a candidate
for State Senator, and that they be instruct
ed to support the nomination of Dr. L. F.
Caldwell, as the candidate for Senator, and
to use all honorable means to secure his
Reiolvcd, That Adam Gerringer and Rob
ert Davidson, be the Representative confer
ees, to meet similar conferees from the
several counties of this District to nominate
a candidate for Representative.
Note. We deem it proper to state that
the Representative Conferees were first in
structed to vole for Gutelius Snyder, Esq.,
of Valley township, for Member of the Leg
islature, but these instructions were after
wards stricken out by the Convention with
the concurrence of Mr. Snyder, he believ
ing, with many olhers, that Montour is not
entitled to claim a Representative at this
time, and that instructions might have the
effect to embarrass the action of the Con-
On motion a committee of three were ap
pointed to draft resolutions, when the Presi
dent appointed. Robert Davidson, .of May
berry, John Carey, of Anthony, and Wm.
Mourer, of Danville, the committee, who
after a short absence returned into the Con
vention, and the Chairman reported the fol
lowing resolutions :
Resolved, That we sincerely regret the nn
fortunate division which at present exists
in the Democratic party ofthe Union, and
truly deprecate the conduct of those whose
injudicious zeal lor the advancement of
their own candidates, impels them to a
course of conduct which can only have the
effect to widen the breach and increase the
distraction in the Democratic ranks, and
aid to elect the Republican candidates for
President and Vice President.
Resolved, That we have full and abiding
confidence in the great principles of the
Democratic party and that notwithstanding
differences of opinion may exist in relation
to local questions and sectional issues yet
on the gteal. and fundamental principles
which have ever distinguished the Demo
cratic party from the "Opposition" under
the various names wnicn it nas assumea,
we are united and firm, and are ready now
as heretofore to march shoulder to shoulder
in solid phalanx against the Republican
Resolved, That we fully endorse and ap
prove of the action ol the Mate Central
CoiutniUee in their recommendation ol at
Union Electoral ticket in the Slate of Penn
sylvania in such manner that while each
voter can express his individual preference
yet ihe whole Democratic vote of the Slate
shall be concentrated against the Opposi
tion, and that with a Union ticket and a uni
ted Democracy we shall achieve an easy
victory over the sectional Republican can
didates. Resolved, That the Democracy of Montour
County will give to a Union Electoral tick
et, for President and Vice President their
undivided support, and hereby pledge to
the Democracy of the State, -the whole
Resolved, Thm in the nomination oi Ueiiry
D Foster, the Democraic...candUIit -for
Governor, , we have presented to the people
ofthe State, a man whpsei eminent talents,
and irreproachable character entitle him to
their entire confidence andthat we pledge
him the Democratic vete of Montour county.
1 Resolved. That we are now . as heretofore
in. favor of such ah alternation of the pres
ent tarif laws as will ensure a revenue suf
ficient to defray the expenses of the Gener
al government, and at the same time afford
reasonable and just protection to the indus
trial intetests of the conntry. . .
The following persons are the Standing
Committee for the ensuing year:
' Anthony. John C. Ellis.
Cooper. A. M Breckbill. ' -
Derry. Samuel Smith. "
Danville, S. W. Isaac Hughes. -
Danville, N. W. William Mourerr
Liberty. Robert T. Auten.
Limestone W. D. Weidenhamer.
Mayberry. Jacob Shultz. ' . ;
Valley Thomas Crossley.
West Hemlock. John Moore.
Resolved, That we pledge to the ticket
this day formed, our undivided support.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
Convention be published in the Danville In
On motion adjourned.
" ' President
John K. Shultz,
In Favor of Union.
The Chambersburg Valley Spirit, an able
and spirited advocate of Judge Douglas, and
which strenuonsly opposed the action of
the State Executive Committee of the 2d of
July, has thought belter of the proposed
arrangement and now warmly advocating
the plan adopted by the Committee'at their
late meeting at Cresson. In addition to an
elaborate and able article endorsing the
compromise, the last number of that paper
has the following truthful and significant
alusion to the gentleman who assames the
leadership of the Douglas forces in Penn
sylvania, and to the bogus Committee which
met at Harrisburg on Wednesday last:
"A Snake in the Grass. Forney's Press
is opposing, with all the eubtlery for which
it is noted, the union of the entire Demo
cratic party of the State on the Electoral
ticket formed by the Reading Convention.
It is in a degree presumptuous on the part
of Mr. Forney to step back into the Demo
cratic party, uninvited, and attempt to con
trol its action. It is becoming more and
more apparent every day that the Pres is
secretly working for the overthrow of the
Democratic party in this State. The signs
of the times clearly indicate that the period
is not very remote when Forney will follow
in the footsteps of his illustrious leader,
Hickman, and land openly and above-board
in the Black Republican ranks. It will be
a lucky day for the Democracy when they
get rid of him and his treasonable scheming
While he professes to bupport Judge Doug
las he is straining every sinew to circum
vent him, and hopes the party will be
'gratified" with a "clean victory or a clean
deflat," he is not at all particular which it
may be. In order, however, to make sure
of a "clean defeat" for the party, he pub
lishes a call in the Press for a meeting at
Harrisburg, on the 15th inst., to get np an
electoral ticket in opposition to the regular
ticket formed by the Reading Convention.
If he secures the attendance of a baker's
dozen of Democrats, other than of his own
kidney, at the bogus'meeting, called for the
15th, we will have a poorer opinion of the
Democratic party of Pennsylvania than we
ever expected to entertain.
i aa UL 12a QD ,
At the Forks Hotel, in this place on
Wednesday the 22d inst., by the Rev. J. R.
Dimm, Mr. C. Mines, of Herricksviile, Pa.,
to Miss Mart A. Evekard, ot Hollenback,
Luzerne co , Pa.
In Shickshinny, on Wednesday, the 16th
inst, at the house of the bride's Father, by
Rev. John Johnson, Mr.JoH.it II Barton, to
Miss Ei.sik Tcbbs.
22 oa ID
In MitTlin township, Columbia county, on
Monday last, Mr. Philip Harlocker, in the
83d year ol his age.
In Bloomsburg. on the 14th of August,
Miss Hannah Amelia, daughter of Jacob K.
and Catharine J. Edgar, aged 16 years, 11
months and 25 days.
In Light Street, July 29th, 1860, Mart
Bektha, daughter of C. W. and Catharine
Shannon, aged 1 year and 8 months.
In Light Street, August 19th, Willie S..
son ot C W. and Catharine Shannon, aged
about 6 years.
At Asbnry, Columbia county, on the 20th
inst., of Consumption, Clarinda S Pealer,
aged 14 years, 1 month, and 2 days.
In Espy, July 28:h, 1860, Thomas Wtjl
mer, son of Alfred F. and Elmira Ann Slay
man, aged 1 year and 2 months.
In Bloomsburg, on the 26th inst., Mrs.
Susan Kruck, in the 67th year of her age.
The deceased wa an example of that
humble piety which bears the rod of afflic
tion without a murmur, however heavily
laid on, and evinced the truth of the Scrip
ture : "For I reckon that the sufferings of
this present time are not worthy to be com
pared to the glory which shall be revealed
ITIoyer's Drug Store.
FTU1E undersigned has just received a fresh
- supply of
Drugs, Chemicals, DyestutTs,
ASD NOTIONS GENERALLY
of the best quality, all of which be will sell
at srPH'ly reduced prices lor the CASH.
CF AUo on hand an Improved Fruit Jar,
much superior and cheaper to anything
hitherto offered in this market Also a lot of
J much cheaper than heretofore.
JOHN R. MOVER.
Bloomsburg, August 23, 1860. tf.
AME to the premises of the subscriber,
in Locust township, Columbia Countv,
about the ht'er part ot May
last a HEIFER, abont two
j ears old. Color light red,
with a few white spots upon
the lower parts of its body. .The owner or
owners are requested to come forward and
prove properly, pay charges and take it
away, otherwise it will be disposed of ac
cording to law. JOHN OLIVER.
Locust, tfuly 25f 1860.
rnHF. iVnnlyania Christian Conference
iu iinja ,t animal
hr.Auv.n.Ctmfrl, nf Fl-hili-.rrlc, (Still
aier,) i-nmm-rij THUIlSDY. Anni
ssinn w'rh iti
addrfsn t.yUtev. j (:laiki ftf ;
Pa., will be aivn mi io h. m. , '
dy. S. W. MeDani-l, of Lew Ut,r ,
SivbIii- popular letvurts on Friday evlii,
following Sol -"Tke Secret of Succe?s
in, Life." Herd, h.layyot Wiuw Spri ,as
Ohio, Aaeni of Auiioch Coll2, arid K G
Holland, D. D., ot New York Cm v. vreex
pecteil 10 be in attendance, ad wilj ren h
on ihe fo'levting Sabba'h. , We; extend
hearty invitation to sill and Vay rnme
come aud titear the Truth ho n m m jen '
V- JAMES G. NOlif.K; 1W1 '
i Benton,- Aug..;i5,'.1860.w .i i i
llEVOETIIV II AY IMKti:
JUST WHAT FARMERS WANT!
The under-ianeJ respectfully inlorn.s 'hn'
citizens of Columbia conniy.and ihe public
generally, that he manufacture to oMef
and keeps for sale, atjil eH stblfshnWn iif
EpytOwn, the celebrated
,. REVOLVING HAY RAKE, -made
of the beet material, in excellent
6iyle, and will be sold at a low fignre. Far
mers will find it areaily to their advantage
to secure one of the above Rakes, bv which
they can rake as much in one day ascau
oe done by ten hand rakes
E. B. PURSEf
- Epy, Pa.. June 27, 1860. - - -
!- j? r i't nnrt f: .
rs :v v - . - - - -.
OF ALL KINDS,
AT J. J. nUOWEK'S
Cheaper than Ever.
May IP, I860.
-, . . &. : ,. -. -. ., jjl r.
. '' 'w v :s '.- vJ ? j$
Flour ami Feed Delivered!
ClIEArUlt THAX THE CIICAPEST J
M1K undersigned has made arnnzs-
rwents thai will enable htm to deliver
Flour and Feed, FOR CASH, about ten per
cent, cheaper than any bod ele in town.
Hi price ara as follows:
Flour S7 25; Corn and Oats Chop 81 55;
Corn and Rye Chop SI 65 ; Bran SI 10 ;
I respectfully solici' a hsre of the public
patronage. MOSES CO F KM AN.
Blooru-burg, June 14,1860.
AD3IIMSIHAT0R S X0TICE.
Estate of Abrnhnm Smith, late of M fjlmlvp.t
1VTOTICE i hereby given that letters ol
administration on the estate of Abra
ham Smi h, late of Mifflin towuhip, Col
umbia rouiity,deceaed, have been granted
by the Register of said county to the un
designed, who resides in the town of
MilTlinville. All persons having claims or
demands aaim-t the estate othie decedent
ae requeued to preterit them for settle
ment, and "hofe indebted to make paymeut
without delay. SAMUEL CREASY,
Mifil-n, Au2. 8, I860. AdaCr.
PHILADELPHIA. NEW YORK, BUFFA
LO, A LB A N Y,C LEV ELA N D, DE
TROIT AND CHICAGO.
S. E. Corner Seventh and Chestnut Streets
, n EFERFNCT &
JNO. B. MEYERS. H COWPERTHWAIT,
Prof. JOHNS. HART, J. B. L1PP1NCOTT,
MORRIS L. H ALLOW FLL.
COUXT1XG HOUSE COURSE,
Ccmprises Book Keeping for Mercantile,
Banking Railroad, and Manufacturing
Business with Pennmanship, Cal
culations, Correspondence, &o.
&c, fnlly qualifying the Student for atcual
bueine.sg. Students receive individual In
Diplomas are airarded to Gradualtt. .
Pays for Life Scholarship good in seven Col
lege : S25fnr partial course.
tyFor Catalogue and Specimens of Wri
ting, Address, inclosing two stamps,
BRYANT 6i STRATTON,
July 27, 1859. Ptnlad'a.
TWO DAILY PASSENGER TRAINS
SCRAXT0.V & NORTliniBERLAKD.
Leave Philad'a Mail N. Y. Expre.
Scranton, 6.10 a.m. 4.53 p.m.
Pitlston, 6.38 4.53
Kingston, 7 05 6 20
Shickshinny, 7 50 6.25
Berwick, 8 20 655
Bloomsburg, 8 50' 7.30
Rupert, 9.00 -7.40
Danvillle, 9.25 8.10
Northumberland, 10.00 8.45
Leave N. Y. Express. Philad'a' Mail.
Northumberland, 5.30 a. m. 4.45 p.m.
6 05 5.20
6 45 6 00
8.30 , 7.45
The Lackawanna and rloomburg Rail
Road connect with the Delaware, Lacka
wanna Kail Road, at Scranton. for. New.
York and Philadelphia, and 'intermediate ,
points Eat; also tor Great Bend, Bingham
ton, Syracuse, Buffalo, Niagara Fall, and
all important points West. - ?
At Rupert it connects with the Catawisa
Railroad for points both East and West.
At Northumberland it connects with the
Snnboiy and Erie Railroad, for points
Wet and South. M.W.JACKSON,
August 8, 18G0. Superintendent.
iA OTIC K. . . '
ALL person indebted to the undesigned
for Professional sei vices up 10 April
lt, 1860, are respectfully requested to call
and eule, either by Note or odierwe. -;
J. C. RUTTER, M. D.
Bloomsburg, Ai.g. 15, 1850.-tf.