The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, February 27, 1861, Image 2

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HaRRISBOSG, Fib. 21, 1851,
The Democratic State Contention assem
bled in Brant's Hall. Long .lie fore the hour
of meeting immense throngs were sten
wending their way towards the above nam
ed place, among, which were recognized
many of the most prominent and taleired
citizens of the State
Hon. Wm. H Welsh,- Chairman of the
Slate Executive Committee, called the Con
vention to order at 3 o'clock. . .
Mr. Carrigan moved that the Rev. Dr.
Nevin, of Lancaster, be invited to open the
Convention with prayer. Agreed to.
Df. Nevin delivered a fervent and im
pressive prayer, in which he dwelt with
innch feeling on the distracted state of the
country. "
Mr. Welsh read the call under which the
Convention had assembled, and concluded
as follows.: '' Gentlemen of the Convention
I know that you will pardon me for ex
pressing the hope that the proceedings of
this body, may be united and harmonious,
and that its deliberations will be conducted
in that spirit of patrio'ism that shonld, at
a moment of peril, such as the present, en
gross and direct the minds of all American
citizens. Applause. I believe the Dem
ocratic party is now firmly united long
continued applause and ready, when
danger threatens oar country, to flock to
jiether as a band of brothers in defence of
its honor and perpeuity. Applause
Mr. John Cessna,1 of Bedford, proposed
the name of Hon.' W. Maynard, of Lycom
ing. for temporary Chairman of the Con
vention Mr.-John Cresswell proposed the name
of Hon. Geo. Sanderson, of Lancaster.
Mr. Ira C. Mitchell proposed the name of
Jacob Ziegler Esq , of Butler county.
A discussion took place as to the proper
mode of choosing the temporary Chairman
Mr. Cessna offered the following resolu
tion : ' " .
Resolved, That the Chairman of the State
Executive Committee appoint two tellers;
which tellers, so appointed, shall make out
a roll of the delegate duly elected to this con
mention, and shall proceed to call raid roll of
delegates : each one of whom, as his name
is called, shall indicate his desire for tem
porary Chairman of the Convention. No
delegate whose right to a seat is contested
shall be permitted to vote for temporary
Chairman, and the tellers shall not declare
any person elected until said person shall
have received at least two hundred votes,
unless otherwise declared by thisbody
After some further discussion, Judge
Shannon proposed that Hon. Henry D. Fos
ter be declared, by acclamation, the per
manent Chairman of the Convention. This
was received with wild shouts of applause,
and amidst a universal shout of ayes he
was unanimously declared the choice of
the Contention.
Gen. Foster, upon taking the chair, said :
Gentlemen of the Convention, I return you
my most sincere thanks for the high honor
you have conferreJ in selecliug me to pre
side over the deliberations of so respectable
an assemblage as the one before me. I
must confess, that knowing so little of par
liamentary rules, it will be almost impossi
ble for me to discharge the duties incumbent
upon me without your kind indulgence. 1
shall endeavor, however, to do what is
right, bnt I am sorry you did not select a
more competent presiding officer. It re
quires of me no lengthy speech at this time
in the discussion of the causes that have
almost irreparably dissevered our glorious
i-onntry ; a state of affairs brought about,
not by any action of our, nevertheless we
must lend our hearts and hands to repair
and perpetuate it. Let us prove to the
world, so far as it is in our power to con
tribute to uch an end, that this government
founded npon Democratic principles, shall
continue to exist in unity and harmony
Applause I again thank yon for the par
tiality shown in calling me to preside over
your deliberations.
Mr Ira C. Mitchell proposed that J. R.
Hunter, of Allegheny, and C. W. Carrigan,
Philadelphia, be appointed temporary Sec
retaries of the Convention. Agreed to.
Dr. Zulich moved that a committee of
five ta appointed on credentials. Not agre
ed to. '
Mr. Cessna said, we are all of one mind,
and all came here for one purpose, he hop
ed that the Convention would organize
without confusion. He therefore moved
. that the temporary Secretaries read the list
of delegates. Agreed to.
'Mr Carrigan proceeded to read the list of
delegates. A scene of confusion here en
-ued in regard to delegates whose names
were not on the printed list. Several Ren-
tlemen rushed forward with names on slips
of paper, which were read. Some am us
iog scenes occurred, but everything passed
off as pleasantly, and certainly more orJer
ly than could be expected from such a large
Mr. Ira C. Mitchell moved that a Com
mittee cf seven be appointed on contested
seats.. Agreed to. .
Mr. Cassidy moved to except from the
operation of the rule the contested seats in
the Third District of Philadelphia, as. he
was satisfied that they could be settled be
tween themselves. Agreed to.
. Mr. Cessna offered the following resolu
Uons, which were adopted :
Fsdved, That in order to effect a perma
fleet organization of this Convention, a
Committee of thirty-three shall be appoint
ed to report to the Convention . for . it ap
proval Yice Presidents and Secretaries; said
Ccmnjulee to be selected by the delegates
resident within the limits of each Senatorial
District, who shall select a member or mem
bers from their own number equal in num
ber tc the namber of Senators to which
f ueh district shall be entitled, and report
thiir several selections to the Convention.
JUp'lveJ, That a committee of thirty-three
b3 appointed to report to this Convention
expressive of the views and
- - r ' - r v r-i t p- f shall
number to the number of Senators to which
such district shall be entitled. and report their
selections to .the Convention. Said commit
tee so selected sR&IXfilectits owp chairman,
and to this committee shall be referred all
resolutions that may be introduced into the
Convention, without amendment or debate'.
The Presidents! the Convention annonn-!
ced the following gentlemen as the. Com
mittee on contested Seats : Ira C. Mitchell,
S. B Hayes, J. A. Gibson, Michael Mylert,
S. M. Zulich, Jacob Turney and W. May
nard. ' ' - v ' .
Mr Meed moved that two door-keepers
be appointed.- Agreed to. He then moved
that John Farrell and James C. Whalley be
appointed. Carried.
A motion was made to take a recess for
fifteen minutes.
Mr. Cessna opposed the motion, and
moved that the Convention adjourn. Not
agreed io. .
Mr. Kerr renewed the motion to adjourn
for fifteen minutes. Carried.
The recess having expired, the Commit
tees of two from each Senatorial District on
organization and resolution, were announ
ced. Mr. Josiah Randall moved to accept Hon.
Wm. H. Witte as a substitute for Mr. F. P.
-Mr. Cassidy opposed the motion. He
moved o refer the matter to the delegates
from Mr. Magee's district. He said that
Mr. Witte did not live in the district.
Mr. Carrigan said that Mr. Magee was
the only power to make a substitute, as the
Convention had nothing to do with it.
Mr. Samuel Randall said that Mr. Cassidy
occupied a seat in the last National Con
vention, and represented a district in which
he did not live ; it did not lie in his mouth
to make such an objection.
Mr. Cresswell moved that the ques'ion
be referred to the Committee on Credentials
Agreed to.
The Convention thereupon adjourned un
til half past 7 o'clock this evening.
The Convention re assembled at half past
7 o'clock.
Mr. Ira C. Mitchell, from the committee
on Credentials, unanimously reported in
favor of Hen. Wm. H .Witte as a substitute
for Frank P. Magee. This was received
with applause.
They also reported in the case of the con
tested election in Cambria county, against
Richard White and his colleagues, and in
favor of the admission of Robert T. John
son and colleagues. In the case of the
Sixth Representative District of Philadel
phia, the)' repoted adversely to Charles L.
Wolf, and in favor of the admission of Geo
Thomas, upon a certificate dated the 6th 1
, . r . ,-,
of November, 1861
Mr. A. J. Marshal moved to' amend the
report of the committee as to the Sixth Dis
trict) by inserted the name of Mr. Wolf in
place of Mr. Thomas.
Mr. Wolf said he had had no notice tha.
his seat was contested.
Mr. J Hamilton said the proper organs in
Philadelphia had decided the claims of Mr.
Thomas to be invalid, and had ordered the
election under which Mr. Wolt claimed
his seat.
The Committee on Permanent Organiza-
tion reported the following gentlemen as i
Vice Presidents and Secretaries of the Con-
veution : I
vice presidents. 1
ii 'n:i. t;k.,i T.ti ni. 1
Clark, Hon George S. Leiper, Gen John H. !
Hubbard, Richardon L. Wright. General!
Joseph Morrison, Jarrtfs T. Morehead, Col.
. ' .
Daniel Smith, E. VV. Hamlin, M U. Tyler,
P.Pn W. S. Rom A. M. Benton. Hon. 1
wart' Hon' EDn '
p' i !
ts, nev. John w. i
p-. ii.. i
Slenker, Hon. Wm. L.. L'ewart
raim Banks. A. W. Loomis. R
M;n rir vv;nis.. pi,r mi !
A V V. V ' w -. A I'll- 111! I iC.
u i, m;m u r,. ru.i, ri a' ,
liuu. aiuco 11111, uvu. name., vta., VsUl. n l
Manchester, Satnuel McKee, Joseph R j
Hunter, m. Hirst, Hon. M. 0. Trout,Chas.
E. Taylor and Patrick Carr.
Josiah Randall, Geo. W. Irvin, Edmund
Buckley, S. Morton Zolich, Dr J. Stewart
Leech, G. R. Clark, W. W. H. Davis, Mor
ton Fry. Charles Kissler, W. H. Gallagher,
John De Young E. Furguson, Col. M. Ham
mond, J. J. Woreline, Henry C. Parsons,
John Cummings, John B. MacAlester, S. T.
M'Adam, Samuel H. Reynolds. Dr. E. HaU
deman, Henry Latimer, Jamns B. Sansom,
John Porter, James Loother J. A. Ge:tr J
G. Richey, James B Barr John Sill, Jacob
Zeigler, VVilliam M'Knighl, J. D James,
R. J Nicholson
Judge Shannon made an eloquent speech
in which he counseled that we should. lis-
ten to the words of .wisdom from the lips of !
the gray-haired fathers of the party
Mr. Stokes obtained the floor, when the
Committee of Thirty-three on Resolutions
were allowed to retire to consult together.
Mr. Jacob Ziegler moved that all resolu
tions be handed over to the Committee on
Resolutions without reading. Adopted.
Mr Cresswell moved that Hon. Wm. H.
Witte be invited to address the Convention.
Carried unanimously.
Mr. Witte was conducted to the stand
amidst much applause. He alluded to the
peculiar circumstance under which he
entered the convention, and that it was the
first tme that he was ever in a Convention.
He stated that he had a clear right to be on
thin floor, and if he had not he would not
be here. Philadelphia was one Senatorial'
District, divided into four' sub divisions.
He denounced the introduction of mere
technical objections as foreign to the sub
ject. Mr. Witte said this was no time for the
gratification of - mere political ambition or
personal feeling. He looked back rever
eally upon the time when men were brought
together in assemblages, which were not
more important-than the present to the
U people ot Pennsylvania.
- He dwelt npon the fact that Abolitionism
was introduced into this country by an Eng
lishman, Wilbertorce. .He traced the His
tory of the Democratic parly in eloquent
and glowing language.
Mr. Witts, ic ctosii.g his remarks, paid
a most glowing tribute to the Union. . He
said that the Keystone of the Federal arch
was distarbed in its setting, although for
many years the extension of the arch by
the admission ot New States, had disturbed
neither its symmetry nor weakened "Its
may be .renewed,, and . the. stone itself be I
more firmly set in the brotherhood and fra-
ternityof the people in the equality of
1 . r J v
the States and iu the permanency and in
tegritw of a re-constructed Federal Union.
May God consecrate the work.
Mrj Witte was frequently interrupted
with boisterous applause.
Mr. Foster followed Mr Witte. He was
received with three cheers. He said we
owe a duty to the party to which we belong.
that party is the party of the country.
The Republican party could not to day ad
minister the affairs of the on
the principles laid down in the Chicago
platform. Ho said that Abraham Lincoln
had carried Pennsylvania by the misrepre
sentations of the Republican parly; that he
had been held up as the man for them on
the tariff question, and yet he declared in
Pittsburgh, that be knew nothing about it,
but that he would study it so as to be able
to understand it. He also referred to his
declaration, that there was nothing going
wrong and nobody was hurt, while the
whole country was ringing with the cries
ot distressed land suffering operatives
Seven States gonn from the Confederacy
and an extraordinary Peace Conference
assembled in Washington to prevent eight
others from following.
He continued at great length in the most
pungent review of Mr. Lincoln and his par
ty, and closed in a strain of eloquence and
lofty patriotism that called forth the loudest
demonstrations of applause.
He was followed by the Rev Dr. Nevin,
of Lancaster, who made a souUstirring ap
peal to the patriotism of the Convention,
and called upor. them to set their faces
against the shedding of fraternal blood, and
to demand that peace and good will should
be their chosen weapons for procuring the
Nation's salvation.
The Convention then adjourned to meet
on Friday morning at 9 o'clock.
Friday, Feb 2.
The Convention was called to order at 9
o'clock by the President, and the Rev. Dr.
Nevin invoked the blessing of God upon
their deliberations.
On motion of Mr. R. B. Tetriken, the
Farewell Address of George Washington
was read by Mr. Jacob Ziegler.
The Hon. Ellis Lewis, from the Commit
tee on Resolutions, in a few prefatory re
marks explanatory of the proceedings of
the Committee, and of the harmonious re
sult at which they had arrived, reported
the followiug resolutions :
Resolved, That the States of this Union
are sovereign anu independent over every
subject not surrendered to the control of
the Federal Government: and they have
no right to interfere with each other's do
rne.-tic institutions, but are bound by the
Constitution of the United States to protect
aid defend them against domestic insurrec
tion as well as foreign invasion
Resolved, That the Government of the
U:ited States, although limited in its au
thority to the subjects enumerated in the
Federal Constitution, possesses within those
limits supreme authority, and has the usual
and necessary powers for preserving itself
and enforcing its laws.
Resolved, That the Union of the Stales
was founded by ihe wisdom of our patriotic
ancestors, is sanctioned by the experience
i tit nnr urhnlA riilitij?1 ATiRtPnfA ami fiasa.
cured to 08 UIiexamDled Drosneritv at home
and respect abroad. The Democratic party
m i . - - - . i i . r r i
win cang io u as uie lasi prop ui iraeuum,
and as the great exponent in seif-govern-
ment which is to light the nations of the '
ea"h lo"y independence.
tocf. That the Democratic party pos-
feT l?e "up'g Pw w,c , nom-
mit hut intorrri v Pin mta anil n ndfprmm.
'"p " -" :" . r
ed to sacrifice on the altar of patrtotism all
individual Interests and past dissensions,
and unite as a band of brothers to rescue
, , . , , . ,
the country from the control of those who
the country
. .
are seeking its destruction
are seeking its destruction. That this coun
try, with the best form of government that
ever was devised, is surrounded with dan
gers and difficulties wh;ch threaten its very
existence, and yet the Republican party re
fuse all reasonable terms of compromise,
and their leader, on his way to take posses
sion of the Government, seemingly satisri
ed with the disastrous calamities of his
'irrepressible conflict," declares there is
nothing going wrong.
Resolved, That the people of the Southern
States contributed their exertion and treas-
' nre in the acquisition of the Territories,
j equally with those of other States, and that
j the principle which recognizes the equal
; rights ot all the States in the same, is foun
j ded on the clearest equality and supported
by the decision of the highest Court of the
country. It ought, therelore, to be sustain
ed by every law abiding citizen ur.til a sat
isfactory dividing line can be ellled by
amendment of the Constitution.
Resolved, That every State is bound by
the Constitution of the United Stales to aid
in delivering up fugitive slaves to their
owner, and all legislation which withholds
such aid or throws obstacles in the way, is
unconstitutional, and should be repealed. and
suitable enactments substituted, in ac
cordance with the Federal duties of the re
spective Slates.
Resolved, That the resolutions offered in
the United States Senate by the patriotic
Senator from Kentucky . and known as the
Crittenden plan of compromise present a
satisfactory basis for the adjustment of our
difficulties, the measures therein specified
are wise, just and honorable, calculated to j
end the present deplorable agitation, anu
prevent forever its recurrence. We com
mend this plan, or something similar, to
patriots, men of business, working men,
political parties, to the people every where
and Tte call upon all who love their whole
country, and desire to preserve it, to rally to
such plan ot compromise and carry it
Resolved, That we will, by all proper and
legitimate means, oppose, discountenance
and prevent any attempt on the part of the
Republicans in power io make any armnd
aggression upon the Southern Slates, espe
cially so long as laws contravening their
rights shall remain unrepealed on the stat
ute books of Northern States, and so long
as the just demands of the South shall con
tiuue to be unrecognized by the Republican
majorities in these States, and unsecured
by proper amendatory explanations of the
Resolved, That in ihe dignified and pru
dent reserve of the Southern Border States,
and in their conciliatory overtures, we re
cognize the same patriotic purposes which
animated the Fathers ot the Repnblic, and
that an appeal to the people of Penneylva
nia will manifest their hearty concurrence
in all reasonable constitutional measures
for the preservation of the Union, consis
tently with the rights of all the States.
-Resolved,- That the conduct of the present
Governor of Pennsylvania in confining" ex
Pennsylvania from 'any representation in
fcat body, was the act of a partisan and
nl "iJ't-I . r ' r .u
Kexnlued. That we nrn hi favor of the imme.
diate repeal of the 95th and 96th sections of
the Penal Code of Pennsylvania except so
far as relates to the crime of kidnapping,
because said sections stand in the way of a
strict enforcement of the fugitive slave law.
The reading of the resolutions called forth
much applause, and when that declaring
the determined opposition of the Democra
cy of Pennsylvania to an armed aggression
upon the seceding States was read, the
whole Convention rose en masse.', and with
the waving of hats and the violent shouts
of enthusiasm, shook the very walls of the
building that held them. They were adop
ted by acclamation.
Mr. Levi L. Tate, of Columbia county,
moved that a Committee of Thirty-three
be appointed to convey and submit a copy
to the Peace Conference now sitting at
Washington. Hon. Josiah Randall moved
to amend by adding, that the President,
Gen. Foster, be made the Chairman. Judge
Shannon, of Allegheny, moved to further
amend, and that they present copies to the
President, Vice President, the Senate and
House of Representatives, and that the Sec
retaties be directed to forward copies to the
Governors ot each and every State. The
resolution as amended was agreed to unan
imously. Mr Zeigler moved that the thanks of. the
Convention be tendered to Mr. F. E. Degan
for bringing from Philadelphia and appro
priating to the use of the Committee the
two elegant flags which were suspended
from the Hall. Adopted unanimously.
Mr. Zulich moved that a State Central
Committee be appointed by the delegates
from each Senatorial District, naming the
member from their district. The resolu
tion being objected to, and much feeling
manifested against it, it was withdrawn.
Mr. Creswell moved that the proceedings
of the Convention be published under the
supervision of Hon. W. H. Welsh, Chair
man of the Slate Executive Committee
Agreed to.
Hon. Judge Shannon moved that the
thanks of the Convention be tendered to
the worthy President, General Henry D.
Foster, for the faithful and impartial man
ner in which he discharged his duties.
Agreed to unanimously.
On motion the thanks ot the Convention
were tendered lo the other officers.
Eloquent and patriotic addresses were
then delivered by Hons. Josiah Randall,
Richard Vaux and others, when the Con
vention adjourned sine die, with cheers for
the Union and the Constitution.
Lincoln's Flight.
The travelling President elect left Harns
bnrg on the evening of his reception day
rather mysteriously, or in a somewhat pe
culiar manner. It id reported he received
a private dispatch, summoning him to im
mediately hasten to Washington city, as
important business were to be transacted
Another, that if he traveled over the Balti
more railroad, or through that city, at the
appointed time he would be unsafe assas
sinated. Another report, that he fled to avoid
a perfect horde of office seekers who had
congregated to lay seige to him. He fled
Irom Harrisburg about 6 o'clock P. M., and
arrived in Washington city at 4 o'clock, in
the morning, where he was received by a
few personal friends.
Whatever the cause of the flight, the step
was taken. Mr. Lincoln, wearing a slouch
ed hat and a long military coat, that afford
ed a complete disguise, took his place on
a special train, and was at Philadelphia
transferred to another train for Baltimore.
On this he took an upper sleeping berth,
which he only left at Baltimore to pass, in
the darkness of the morning, to another
train to carry him to Washington. Upon
reaching Washing'on he was met by a few
friends in wailing and escorted to Willard's
Hotel ; but his presence in the city or his
passage through Baltimore was almost
wholly unknown until the telegraph wires
began to make inquiries of the where
abouts of the fugitive. The whole pro
ceeding then, and then only, began to
take shape, and the feelings it excited in
the public mind as ths rumors assigned as
the cause of a step so unnsual, so undigni
fied and so insulting to those who had pre
pared to do Mr. Lincoln honor.
If the people, the politicians and the mil
itary at Harrisburg were disappointed, the
Baltimore Committee of twenty, who had
come to Harrisburg to receive Mr. Lincoln,
were excited to indignation. They, how
ever, without yet learning more than that
Mr. Lincoln had stolen a march upon them,
took their departure in the train prepared
for the Presidential party, and accompanied
them to Baltimore. The train left Harris
burg at 9 and reached Baltimore shortly be
fore two o'clock.
. The disappointment at Baltimore was
very great. The most ample arrangements
for a grand reception had been made, and
the crowd in waiting was very great, ihe
whole police force of the city being on hand
for the , preservation of order. When it
became known that Mr. Lincoln was not
upon the train, the indignation of the crowd
broke out in groans and hisses. The party,
however, after much difficulty, were got
into carriages and driven to the Eutaw
House, where, after dining, the party took
the early afternoon train for Washington.
Ws lears from the Lycoming Gazette,
that the greatest height reached by the flood
in the West Branch, last week, was nearly
17 feet above low water mark. The loss of
lumber was not 60 great as might have
been anticipated. It was not serious.
Some of the booms along the river were
sljghtH damaged, but not to an extent that
Democratic State Convention.
The deliberations of this Convention,
which assembled in Brant's Hall, at Har
risburg, on the 21st inst., have , been anxi
ously looked for by all parties, thronghout
ihis State as well as the whole Union. Up
on their action depended the future success,
probably, of the Democratic party, and the
Union. This Convention was the moslhar
monious one it has ever been our lot to
speak of. Everything that was done, was
done right and in the right spirit. The pro
ceedings will be found, nearly entire, in
another column of to day's Star, in which
a series of most excellent resolutions appear.
They passed unanimously, " and will go out
to all parts of this Commonwealth, and to
all parts of this once noble Confederacy, as
the united and patriotic voice of the De
mocracy of Pennsylvania. We tell our Re
publican friends, who have fared well by
former unhappy divisions in our party, that
their profit will cease from this hour, for
those divisions no longer exist. The hatchet
ha3 been buried deep, never to be torn up,
the pipe of peace has been smoked, and
united, as oue man, the Democracy of
Pennsylvania, number two hundred and
thirty thousand stalwart soldiers, strong,
have commenced their grand march to res
cue the Constitution and the Union. This is
the mission on which they are bound. They
started on it nnder the auspices of that day j
sacred in the eyes of Americans the 22d
of February. Guided by patriotism, stimtila- ;
ted by all the motives that a perilous crisis
can inspire, and sustained by dauntless
courage, their march will be certain victory, i
A party starting out under such fair auspi
ces cannot fail .
This Convention has more than realized
our most sanguine anticipations. The reso
lutions are admirably well drawn, and give
evidence of much wisdom and patriotism
in the framers. They breathe the right
spirit and enunciate the true doctrines
They declare the loyalty of our party to the
Union and the Constitution, and demand
that justice and equality shall be accorded
to all the States. Against the pestilent and
blasting dogman of the Republican creed
they utter the language of honest denuncia
tion. They declare for peace, and repro
bate in emphatic terms that policy of the
Republican party which, ignore the remon
strances of a large popular majority, spurn
ing the petitions alike of thousands upon
thousands of Democrats and conservative
men of their own party, and in disregard
both of the Constitution and the rights of
States, propose to make this country the
theatre of civil strife, arraying father against
son, and brother against brother. They de
clare that coercive measures against the
Southern States will by all legitimate means
be discountenanced and prevented, especi
ally whilst the just demands of an outraged
South remain unsatisfied. They endorse,
with one voice, the patriotic proposition sof
Senator Crittenden for a settlement of our
na'ional troubles, and signify their appro
val of any plan emboding their principles.
They are well calculated to bring about a
just and amicable settlement, and allay for
ever the vexed territorial question, which is
among the chief causes of the present na
tional difficulties.
The action of the Convention is destined
to exert a mighty influence within and
without the State. It will encourage friends
and appal enemies I teaches the aggres
sive Republicans that they cannot solidify
all parties in Pennsylvania into a unit in
favor of the great cruel crusade they have
planned against the South. It declares that
two hundred and thirty thousand of growu
men in Pennsylvania are arrayed in a solid
body against them and their policy.
This suggests to us another idea, which,
if carried out, might be attended with the
happiest results. Suppose a convention
were called of the Democracy of all the free
States, to express their sentiments and take
their position with reference to the present
troubles ! Would not such a movement
exert a powerful and beneficent influence ?
Such an imposing national demonstration
would command the co-operation of all
good and true men throughout the North. It
would attract lo it all conservatives, even
those in the Republican ranks, and compel
peace and adjustment. The Republican
party would not dare persist in their coer
cive and anti compromise policy.
'In conclusion, we most heartily congratu
late the Democratic parly of Pennsylvania
upon the restoration of old and cordial re
lations, and hope that the harmony that
now exist may never again be disturbed
The Democratic party can say in the words
of Henry Clay, they would rather be right
than be President.
New .Book. We are just in receipt of a
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' Union Text Book," containing selections
from the able and patriotic .writings of Dan
iel Webster, together with the Declaration
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is offered for sale by lhe publisher, Geo. G.
Evans (the original Gift enterprise man)
439 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, at the low
price of one dollar per single copy. On
the receipt of the price of the book, togeth
er with 21 cents additional to pay postage
he will send a copy of the Work, inclu
ding a valuable present to any address in
the United Stales.
The Romance or the Revolution is the
title of a very interesting work, just pub
fished by the popular Gift Enterprise man
Geo. G. Evans of Philadelphia. A copy
of the work, can be 6een in our office. It
is a book of nearly-five hundred pages,
handsomely illustrated with colored plates.
The different tales related therein are truly
interesting. It is rather a complete history
of personal adventures, romantic incidents
and exploits, incidental to the War of In
dependence. It is well calcnlated to thrill
the soul of every true eon of Liberty. The
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ditionalto pay postageyou will receive
fyv G Eyansy publisher,
The arrival of the Presidentelect, says a
New York paper.'on Tuesday last and his
suit, and the procession through Broadway,
was a tame miserable, melancholy, funeral
like affair. Such a scene never -was wit
nessed before in this city, and perhaps nev
er will be seen again. It has been 'the
subject of comment all over the' city. "If
Mr. Lincoln did not wish a public demon
stration on his arrival here, he should have
driven straight to his hotel, instead of riding
in an open barouche, preceeded by a few
policenien: followed by a few hacks, ihen
a big express wagon filled with trunks, un
der the superintendence of a big nigger,
and at the tail end of ihe cortege five or
six advertising vans which wound up the
silent march New Yorkers Jove display
and music, and in this case there might
have been one of the grandest processions
of the season. Here and there along the
line of route cheers occasionally went up
for Lincoln, but the general deathlike si
lence of the procession threw a dampness
over the enthusiasm of the people. The
Presidential tour has created a furore among
broken down politicians, rising lights in the
Republican ranks, place seekers, and pick
Fkank Leslie's Monthlv for March
The contents of the present number are
more than usually varied. "Verona Brent"
is continued, and grows more interesting
and exciting. There are several original
and admirable articles by new contributor
among which "Hunting in the Providence
of New Brunswick," by H. S. Stallknecht
and A G. Bradford, is charmingly written,
and is full of interest It is a rich number
in literary excellence, and it is moreover
profusely illustrated with engravings done
in the very first style of art
The Fashion Department, embraced in
thin fine maeaziue. is the fulle-t and most
reliably complete exposition published in
America. It is an authority upon all mat
ters of taste in dress, and contains five en
gravings and full descriptions of the newest
styles in dress, bonnets, cloaks, laces, fancy
and ornamented work. It is a matter of
wonder, even to the initiated, how so large
and beautiful a magazine can be afforded
for three dollars. Only its immense circu
lation can yield Frank 1-eie profit. It
6hould be upon every adyrs work-table.
Col Hiram R. Kline, one of our mem-
bers of the legislature from this Representa-
r- . . -i a -. District, paid our town a flying visit on
Friday last. He looked hale and hearty,
and was in good spirits.
The Rev. Wii.i.iam CnsnKn whi! la. I
boring as a' missionary in Japan' was cured
n hat pnrpil ureal
were suffering from Consumption, Bronchit- (
is, Sore Throat, Coughs, and Colds, and the !
these disorders.
Desirous ol benefiting others, I will send
this recipe, which 1 have brought home
with me, lo all who need ii, free, of charge.
230 Baltic-street,
Brooklyn. N. Y. Feb 27, 186 1 3m.
On the 20th inst., by the Rev. William J
Eyer, Mr.'MRTiN M. Brobst, to Miss Mart
S. Kriegh With of Cattawisa, Pa
On the 23d inst., by the same. Mr. Wm.
Fisher, of Maine township, to Miss Mrt
Margaret Pkei-h, of Cattawissa, Pa.
On the 24th inst., by the same, Mr. Ed
ward Biebsaman. of Rupert, Pa , to Miss
Fatetta Richard, of Neumedia, Pa.
In Oranseville. on the l-tth inst., by Rev.
W.Goodrich, at Samnel F.veretrs Hotel, Mr.
Jokas Rantz, to Miss Margaret Davis,
both of Benton, Columbia connty.
On the 21st inst, by Rev. J. Shanafelt.
Mr Edward Henry to Miss Saeina Kochcr,
both of Briarcreek.
On the 21st inst , in Berwick, by Rev. S.
L. Bowman, Mr. Wm. KicnBrn, to Miss
Caroline Savits. both of Mifllinville.
In Harvey ville. Luzerne co., on the 14th
of February, 1861. by the Rev. Mr. Porter,
Dr. M. Steck, M. C of Arizona, formerly of
ihis county, and Miss Kot A., daughter of
Benj. Harvey, Esq , of the former place.
In this place on Friday morning last, Mrs.
Scsan IyONG. aged 67 years.
In Wheeling, Virginia, on the 30;h ult.,
Mr Henry MoRRisoN,formerly of this place,
aged about 31 years.
In Mon'.onr townslrp, February 4lh inst,
Oi.viri, daughter of Isaac and Hel
len Moury, aged 2 years 10 month and 29
0, weeping friends, called thus to mourn,
The breaking of a tender tie ; '
Turn thon thy thoughts from earth to heaven,
Seek thou the solace from on Hih !
The darling one thus torn from thee,
She is not lot. but gone beJoe
That much loved form again you'll see
Again you'll meet on heaven'sbrightshore!
WHEAT, 61 00
RYK. 70
CORN, (new) 50
OA 1 S. 30
FLOUR pr. bbl 6
HAMS ' 12
Auditor's Notice.'
THE undersigned appointed by the Court
an Audi'or lo distribute the tnnd srisinj
from ihe Sheriff's sale of the Real Estate
ot Hiram Smethers, will attend in ihe dories
of hi appointment on Siturday the 30h day
of March, 1861, at 2 o?clock p. m., at his
Office ir. Bloomsburg, Columbia county , at
which lime and place all persons interested
ar herebj notified to attend, or be foreer
debarred Irom coming in on said fund.
February 27, 1861. . Auditor.
Auditor's otice
THE nndersigned, Auditor appointed by
the Orphan's Court of Columbia connty, up
on exceptions io the account of Samuel
Kressler, administrator of Lemuel Kressler,
late of Columbia county, deceased, will at
tend to the duties of his appointment at his
Office, in BlnomsDiirg, on Saturday, Ihe
23d day of March, A D. 1&61, at 10 o'clock
A. M., when and where ell per30QR inter
ested may attend.
February 27, 1861. . Auditor.
of Consumption, when all other means had j uu'-c . ... . w.
failed, by a recipe obtained from a learned j lo Pl'!1 r vlnanoii. ai ihecate
physician residing in the great city of Jeddo. I maV require, of the real e-taie of ihe abv
n.i, ha rnrp.l 7rpai n,mhPN u-hn I nmneil Henry Km, deceased, situa'e in
Notice lo hfirs of Levi BiseJ, dee'd.
THE Common walh of Perrn-
fVi sjlvania to Sn-an R. Bifel, wid-
in the Slate of IHinoi, Salliw R.
Bisel, intermarried with
Willisen,-now residing in L-ban on county,
P-nn'a, Robert -M. Bi-el, now reidtna in
the State ot (Jeorsii, H-nrv Kent B'tsel rt- .
sidina in th same S!at, Narris-a Y Biel,
and Silvan J. Bisel, both residing in Union
county, Pe ins Ivania. the Ial litre named
of whom are minor, N-ircissa Y. Biel am!
Susan J. Bi-el, have for their Guardian iheir
moiher, Snan R " Biel, and Hnry Kent
Bit-el, has for his Guardian, Bohert Patter
son, children and heirs ot Levi Biet, late
of Madison township, . Colombia ronnty,
deceased. You and each of you are hereby
commanded to be and appear t our Orph
ans' Couii to be hoUen at Bloomsburg, in
and for said county on the first Monday of
May next, then arid there lo accept or re
fuse the real estate of Levi Biel deceased, -at
the valnaiionpiil upon it by an Inqne-t
duly awarded by this Honorable Court, or
6how cause why tha same shall not be sold.
Witness the Honorable Warren J. Wool
ward, Eq , President of onr said Court at
Bloomrbnrs, the 9;h day of February A D.
eight hundred and sijriy one.
' " i ,. - ; JONH SNYDER, Sheriff.
: Blormsbnrs, Feb. 27, 1861
Mice to heirs of Andrew Shoemaker, dee'd.
ytij THE Commonwealth of Penn-
widow. Jacob Shoemaker. Atra-
It r WhAAnriQlrar Phurloa ri no -
k maker, Catharine, intermarried
with Peter Honsen, Elizabeth, intermarried
with Peter Maxel, Sarah, ifitermirritd with
Joseph Henderhot and Mry, in-ermarrid
with Samuel Shaffer, children and heirs ot
Andrew Shoemaker, late of Madison town
ship, in ihe county of Columbia, deceased.
You and each of y ou are hereby command
ed ta be and appear at our Orphan's Court,
to be holden ai Bioomsbor? in and for said .
'county on the firt Mouday of May next,
'hen and there to accept or reii-e me real
estate ol Andrew jnoemaKer, oec u, ai me
valuation put upon it by an Inquest duly
awarded by this Honorable Court or show
cause why ihe ame shall not be ild.
Witness i he Honorable. Warren J. Wood
ward, Fq.. Preside rit of onr aid Conn at
Bloomsburz, the 9 h day of February A D ,
eighteen hundred and simv one.
Bloomsbur?, Feb. 27, 1861.
IVoticc in Partition.
Ctale cf Henry Run. Lite of Hemlock luicish'p.
Columbia ennn'y de. eased.
Columbia iaju.n i i .
( i ' comrnonweain oi i e-in-
iltol Viii.'"l l I'.iuict nils-, k-siiuoi
'j L S A ,am R(JSS H(,'rv B.
J t ) tlrrI9 B-iss, Dartha, iiiermarned
j with Geiger, Lvina, intermar-ied wiirj
Charle- Sailor, Catharine, intermarried with
I Abraham Shoemaker; and to all ihe I'gal
1 .- r. ! ff
repre-entali ves ot me saiu n.iry o-i,
deceased, ree.i ,-. : Y.i and -a-h of yo.
' lowmnip ot tumiock, aiu in'v oi
Columbia, on the premises, on Ikursdiy,
the 18th d'V cf JpriL 1861. between ih
hours of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and 3
oVlock in the alternoon, of said-day, at.
which lime and place yoa may attend if you
think proper.
Witness the Hnorab!e Wirren J. Wold
ward E-sq , President ot our Orph-i'i' Court
at Bioomsburg, ihe 9 h day of February,
A. D., one thousand eight hundred and six-ty-one.
Blooinsburg. Feb. 27, 1861. Slier iff.
IsVnl Notice.
sit, LY the Orphans' Court of Colam--rVttvSik
Via County:
- l iJz In the maferof the P.r:ition of--VV-ESsf-
r . v.... .. .i r
r-- LiULd A .111 lllui, IUI vi r i, 1 1 o j .
'''mm specific performance ot the con
tract lor the sale of real e-Ute, between the
said Lucas Fahriner and Seba-fttan Hower,
late of Locust township, Columbia county,
Notice i hereby given lo the Widow,
h;irs and legatees of the said Sebastian
Hower, deceased, to appear at an Orphan'
Court lo be held at Blooinsburg, or. ihe
find Mnnd.y of May next, io answer the .
bill or Partition of the said Lucas Fahringer, .
praying the Court lo decree the specific
pertormance of Ihe contrac: between him
self and said .Sebastian Hower, according
to the true intent and meaning thereof,
otherwise i-pecific performance ot ihe tame
will be decreed.
Bloomsburg, Feb. 27, 1861.
"1 Y7ILL be exposed lo sale by public ven-
due on the premises, on F R 1 D A Y,
the 29th DAY OF MARCH, A. D. 1861, at
ten o'clock, in the forenoon, the following
property, viz :
situate near the town of Orangeville, in the
township of Orange, and county of Colum
bia, containing
improved. The lot is on the Main Raad
leading from Orangevill to Berwick, and
is a desirable building lot. Late the (state
of Jjhn Covenhovan, dee'd. Terms made
known on the dav of sale by
Feb. 27, 1861. Administrators.
THE undersigned, Auditor appointed by
the Orphan's Court of Columbia county, to
distribute the balance in ihe hands ot Kob
ert B. Swazzy, execntor of the last will and
tet-lament ot Jacob Swazzy, late of Colum
bia county, deceased, io and among the
persons entitled by law and uoder ihe said
will to receive th same, will attend to the
duties of his appointment, at his office, in
Bloomsburg, on Wednesday the Sd day of
April, A. D., lS6I,at ten "o'clock, A. M.,
at which time and place all persons having
claims agahist Ihe estate of said deceased,
are required lo present the same, or be d
barred from coming in for a share of said
Feb. 27, 1S61. .' Auditor.
Administrator's Notice.
Letters of adminilratioc on ihe estate of
'Thomas J. Robbins, late of Fishingcreek
township, Columbia county, deceased, have
been granted by the Register of said conn
ty, to . Abraham . W. Robbins, residing in
said Fishingcreek township. All persons
having claims or demands against the es
tate of the decedent are Requested to make
them known to the administrator and those
indebted to make payment forthwith to
Fishingcreek, Feb. 27, 1861. Admr.
On Main street, two doors above the "Arner-