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.' FOB PRtsrDKHT y 1864,
GEORGE B. M'CLELLAN,
Snbject to the Decision of the Democratic
DEMOCRATIC STATE COXYESTIOX.
, The Democratic State Convention met
yesterday at National Guards' Hall. Its pro
ceedings were characterized by the greatest
enthusiasm and harmony. Every portion
of the Slate was represented, and the dele
gates were marked men, the principal citi
zens of this great Common wealth. All
were bent on one great object the restore
tlon of the Union, and the vindication of
the Constitution. The great Democratic
fjarty was oat in its strength, and every et
ort was madeto rescue this great Common
wealth from the tyranny under which ' it
groans. One consideration surmounted all
others. Personal feelings and predictions
were forgotten in order to form a united par
ty for the salvation of the country. The
Democracy will go into the coming cam
paign with a united front, to meet, the com
mon enemy. : ,
THE CONVENTION CALLED TO ORDER
- At 12 o'clock noon .the Convention was
called tq order by Charles J. Biddle, Esq.,
Chairman or the Democratic State Central
Committee, in the following words t
In conformity with custom as Chairman
of the Democratic State Central Committee,
t now call the Convention to order. A mo
tion for temporary organization will now be
Mr. V. E. Piollet, of Bradford, moved that
Mr. T. B.'Searight, of Fayette, act as tem
porary Chairman of the Convention.
The motion was agreed to
Messrs. Y. E. Piollet, of Bradford, and
IV m L. Hirst, of Philadelphia, were desig
nated to conduct the temporary. Chairman
to the chair.
. REMARKS OF THOS- B. SEA RIGHT
Upon assuming the chair. 'Mr. Searigal
addressed the Convention as follows:
" GssTLf mm of thk Cokvention : I am
at a loss 40 find words that would be ade
quate for the expression of my gratitude to
yon for the high honor you have conferred
upon me. I am one of those who believe
that the maintenance of our Constitution
tnd the restoration of oor Union depend
spon the application of Democratic princi
pies in the administration of the Govern
ment applause ; tberetore, to be called
upon to preside over the deliberations of a
Democratic State Convention I esteem one
Of the highest honors that can be conferred
upon any citizen. My obligations, gentle
men, are greatly increased when I reflect
that in assigning me this position you hava
passed by ao many others who are more
worthy of it and better qualified to discharge
the duties it imposes. .
Bai, gentlemen, yoo will pardon me if I
transgress upon yocr time for a moment
looger. It has been solemnly announced
by a Senator of the United States, high in
the confidence of the National Administra
tion, that ihe liberties of the people are
raore in danger Irom the unholy schemes
and peculations of the cormoranta who harg
"about the public treasury, than from the
armed enemies ol tne union, ureai ap
plause In addition to this startling dis
closure, made bj one who was authorized
to speak for the men in power, it is ao on
deniable fact that the National Administra
tion has ruthlessly overthrown all the wise
safeguards of the Constitution, and broken
down all the sacred bulworka which guard
lbe liberties of the people. These facts,
gentlemen, are a sufficient reply to the
common assertion of our opponents, that
this is not the time for, and that the Demo
cratic party, as a party, should not encour
age the holding of political conventions.
I "hold thai in view of the events that are
every day transpiring, it is the imperative
dnty of the people to meet together, to take
counsel for ihe,safety of their cooatry aod
themselves. Applause. I trust that un
der Providence the measures to be inaugu
aled here to-day, by this Convention, will
be crowned with ultimate success. AnS
although the future prosperity of oar coon
try seems beset with doubt and darkness, I
ardently hope that we may all live to again
enjoy the immeasurable blesings ot the
Constitution as it is, and the Union aa it
was. Long continued applause.
' 1 again thank you, gentlemen, for the
high honor which yon have been pleased
to confer upon me.
On motion of John Miller, of Chester,
Messrs. Robert E- Monaghan, of Chester.
Robert J. Hemphill, Of Philadelphia," and
H. Sbultz, of Lancaster, were appointed
temporary Secretaries of the Convention.
The Secretaries then took their seats, and
the list or delegates was called over. Jt is
a follows : - .
COMPLETE LIST OF DELEGATES.
, . Senatorial.
1 District. Philadelphia E. R Helm
bold, John Apple, JoLn A. Daly, Charles W.
-, . a Chester and Delaware John H. Brin-
Montgomery Daniel Quillman.
Backs Dr. J- D. Meudenhall.
Lehigh and Northampton W. C.Lich
! 6 Berks J. Glancey Jcnes :
' 7 Schuylkill Francis P. Do wee.
8 Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne
9 Bradford, Sosquebanna, Wyoming ana
EalHYan-John F. Means.
10 Lczerne Sieaten Jenkins.
1 1 Tioga Potter, McKean and Warren
Joshaa Y. James. m
. 12 CUntoo, Ltcoming, Centre and Uoi-
cn Johp H. Humes".
13' Snyder, Norlhnmberland, Moutour
-end Columbia lleory C. i Eyer. 4 - "
'14 Cumberland, Perry, Jontats and Mif'
f.iD-H. J. Walters , ,
15 Daaphta and Lebanon Dr. Andrew
Patterson. . ' -": - '
""'16 Lancaster George Sanderson, Sam'l
- J. Heynolds. ' ' :r ,-, . . Hy
17. .Ysrk James F. Shank.
IS Adzma, Franklm , and Fulton H. u.
.1? Sonerel, Hontiasdon and Esdford .
Wn. P. Schell. ' ' ,
20 Elair, Cantria axd Clsatfisla Thad-
21 Indiana and Armstrong J. B San
torn. : . .
22. Westmoreland and FayetteHarrison
.23. Washington and Green John S.
24. Allegheny 'Patrick Kerr, William J.
25. Beaverr and Sutler JohoJ. Bard
26. Lawrence, Mercer an Venango
John S. McCalmont.
27. Erie and Crawford William A. Gal
braiih. 28. Clarion, Jefferson, Forrest and Elk
1 C. M. Leisenring,
2 Thomas Roche,
3 W. V McGrath,
, 4 Wm. L. Hirst,
6 Alfred Gilrrrore,
a George Earp Jr.,
7 R.J Hempbill,
R. R Tshody,
H T. Sholtz,
"Dr John Ahl,
A Hi-stand Glatz.
Rufus E. Shapley.
John B. McAllister.
Henry J. Startle.
FRANKLIN ANO FoLTON
Caiviu M. Dancaa,
8 A.F X. Gallagher
9 Samuel G King,
10 P. Devereaoz,
11 Charles Young,
12 John Deviny,
13 Richard Pritchard
14 Jos. Moontain jr
15 John D Miles.
16 Trios. W. DnfReld
17 Alex. C. Garvin,
G. G. Lei per,
Dr. W. D. Downing,
R. E. Monaghan,
Wm. C. Rodeubush,
Jese B. Davis,
William H Witte.
Edward T Hesa,
Oliver H, Meyers
Lehiau and Carbon.
Dr. R Leonard,
A. L Ruhe
Monroe and Pike.
Oliver S. Dimraick
Dr J. N Wilsoa.
(James M. Reynolds.
John C. Phiison.
William P. McNite.
Robert L. Johnson.
S. S. Jamison.
jTaemas B. Searght
R. W. Jones.
A. B. Dunning,
A. J Gerritson.
Yictor E Piollet,
James R. Roib,
J. J. Honston,
William J. County,
William T. Patterson
Dr. A. G. McQoade,
S. P. Ross.
Beaver & Lawrence.
S. B. WiUon,
B. M. Coartney.
William T. Leaf.
Mercer and Yenanoo
Sullivan & Wyoming
John G Freeze,
William M. Piatt,
Lycoming & Clinton
Dr. H Montgomery,
S. R. Peale.
J. H. Ross
Snyder, Juniata anb Clahi-.n and for rest.
W. W. Barr.
Thomas H. Walker,'
John Mahan, "
James Ellis. -Dacphin.
A. W. Loom is,
Dr. Jackson ScbafTer
William M. Breslin.
Crawford and War-
J. S. Shiileto.
Elk and McKean.
Dr. C. R. Early,
William A. Wallace.
. . Erie.
J. M. White.
Potter and Tioga.
J. W. Bailey.
REMARKS OF GEORGE D JACKSON.
Dnring the calling of tbo roll of dele
gates, some confusion was occasioned with
reference to the contested seat of Mr. John
F. Means, of Tioga County. Mr. George
D.Jackson, the contestant, withdrew his
claim to the seat, in the following words :
Mr. Chairman : I claim that the County
of Sullivan is honestly and fairly entitled to
the delegate at tbia time. I hold, sir, the
credentials which entitle me to a seat in
this Convention, bot 1 feel as if the harmo
ny ot the party, not only of my Senatorial
District bat of the whole State, is of greater
importance to my individual self, thap a
position on tb'ra floor; I have therefore in
formed my friends, who told me they would
stand by me anil, who desired me to insist
upon my claim to a aeat, that 1 respectfully
declined to be a contestant for a aeat in this
Convention. (Great applause.)
Beyond this there was not a siRgle con
Mr James M. Reynolds was unanimous
ly admitted in place of Mr. Daogherty, of
THE CONVENTION ORGANIZED.
Mr. Reynolds, of Bedford, moved that
the rules of the House of Representatives,
of Pennsylvania, be adopted, so fares prac
ticable lor the government of tba Conven
tion. Agreed to.
Mr. McCalmoot, from Venango, moved
to select a Committee of one from each Sen
atorial District to choose permanent offi
cers. An amendment was offered that nomina
tions be made previously.
Several delegates counselled the Conven
tion not to be in too great a hurry to choose
the officers. The Convention was appeal
ed to by Judge McCalmoni, of Venango, to
bury all personal feeling, and to recur to the
old time principles or jenerson.
Mr. J. Glancy Jones, of Berks, said he
believed no one wished a contest about offi
cers. He said he desired it to be under
stood that whatever that Committee report
should be unanimously agreed to by the
Mr. Jones's proposition .was accepted by
the mover of the resolution.
Mr. Galbraith, of Erie, opposed tlje mo
tion to select a committee. He thought the
convention was aoie 10 aeieci ine persia
nent President lUelL
Mr. McCalraont said he did not wish to
raise anv debate br his motion for a com
miitea. Ha wished only to prevent undue
haste. He appealed eloquently for barmo
nr in the convention. .
A delegate from Luzerne . raised a point
of order, that the motion to appoint a com
milieu was out of order. It was decided
not well taken.,
Much debate" ensued on Ihe motion.
Mr. Duncan, of Fulton, called for the
The question was then put as follows.
Shall there be a committee of thirty-three ?
Mr. Carrigan moved to lay it on the ta
ble. Jt was decided out of order.
- The veas and nays were then taken, and
the motion for a committee was disagreed
to yeas 48, nays 76. ,
L NOMINATIONS. FOR A PERMANENT
- , -ft -.PRESIDENT... .
: ,lt was moved .that Aha convention pro
ceed to nominations for permanent chair
man This was agreed to. -- u
William H Witte, Geo. Sanderson, Wil
liam L. Hirt, John S. McCalmoat, J. Y;
James, Wi'.liira A. Wallace -and .James K.
Kerr were nominated. . ... . ....
Mr. Wallace, .MrVMcCalmon:,'Mr. Kerr,
Mr. Hirst and Mr. James declined.
WILLIAM H. WITTE ELECTED.
Mr. Saadsraaa and "Vitta wei tha re
maining candidates. A ballot was taken,
and resulted -as follows :
W. H. Write, 94 ;
'George Sanderson, -31
foe result was received with applause
and the election was made unanimous.
Georte Sanderson and R. W. Jones, of
Greene, escortd Mr. Witte 10 the chsir.
Mr. Witte, on taking tbe'eharr addressed
A full report of Mr. Witte's eloquent e
marks, upon taking thecharr, was -prepared
by a stenographer, but is reserved, ai Mr.
W1! request, lor revision
- Mr Sansora, of Armstrong, then otTtfred
the following reflation v
Rtso ved, That a committee of one from
earh Senatorial District be appointed to re
port permanent Vice Presidents and Secret
taries, and repmt to the convention, and
that tae report ef said committee be final.
It was uoanirnoasly adopted.
Mr. Piollet moved that a committee of ihir-ty-three
be apfointed to frame Tesolutions ;
an! that all resolutions offered be retened
to that eonimittee without debate. It was
The convention then took a recess until
The convention wai called to ordeT at
four o'clock. .
The committees were announced as fol
COMMITTEE ON ORGANIZATION
2 John Miller
3 Daniel Quillman
4 J D Mendenball
15 Dr A Patterson
16 R R T.hody
H T Schultz
17 A Hiestand Glatz
18 William Korten
19 J P Philsoa
20 Robert L Johnson
21 J B Sanom
22 Hsnry Kiitering
23 William Swan
24 Dr A G McQuade
W J Koons
25 John T Bond
5 W Leichtenwalder
6 Wm Rosenthal
7 Thos H Walker
8 0S Dimmick
9 Wm M Piatt
10 A B Dunning
11 Johna Y James
12 S R Peale
13 Solomon Malick
14 James H Ross
26 E M Portney
27 James S Shiileto
28 W W Barr
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
1 George Earp, Jr. 14 R E Shapley
John L Miles
15 John McSparron
Wm L Hirst
2 John H Brinton
3 Jesse B David
4 Edward E Hess
5 Oliver H Myers
6 J Glaccey Jooes
7 H P Dewses
8 R Leonard
9 V L Piollet
10 H Hakes
11 Timothy Ives
12 J H Huhn
13 J G Freeze
16 S H Reynolds
18 C M Duncan
19 Wm P Schell
20 Tha ldens Banks
21 A C Orr
22 Harrison P Lair J
23 John C Markell
24 Patrick Kees
25 S O Wilson
26 Morris Leech
27 Benj Wartmaa
28 W W Barr
The committee on organization then re
ported the following list of officers :
A B Donning
William L Hirst
John H Homes
Henry C Eyer
Rufus E Shapley
John D Miles
George G Lei per
Jesse B Davis
A W Loo mi s
Dr J D Mendenhall
A H (JJatz
JN Wilson M D
James M Reynolds
Ur Kowen Clark
S S Jamison
Ink. C a
James Irwin - (James K Kerr
J J Houston J W White
Alexander Simpson C K Early
James R Ruth
Robert E Monachal!
V L Corbett
Robert J Hemphill
R H Kerr
Jonn A Uailey
A F X Gallagher
H T Shuliz
H J Stahle
George Earp, Jr
The report was unanimously adopted by
It was moved that the committee on Res-,
olutions report at half past seven in the
eveniog. This was lost,
Mr Piollet moved that the committee
have leave to sit during the session of the
Mr Kerr urged due deliberation upon the"
series of resolutions. He wished the con
vention to adjourn until this morning.
Mi King thought the convention could
finish its business during the evening. If
not, he wished the adjournment to be until
Saturday, to-morrow being Good Friday.
Mr Kerr thoognt the convention could la
bor as well on Good Friday as on.any other
Mr King thought it bad policy to meet on
It was propofed to allow the committee to
meet during the session of the convention,
and make their report during the evening.
It waa finally decided to postpone the
whole subject indefinitely
Mr. Hirst moved the following resolution
arranging the business of the convention :
Resolved, That the delegates residing in
each congressional district be authorized to
appoint aud report to this convention one
candidate lor each district on the electoral
ticket, and two deiegatea for each district to
the National conveniion, and three mem
bers for each district to serve on the State
Renived, That the convention will pro
ceed to nominate and elect by a viva voce
1 The chairman of the Slate central com
mittee 2 Two Senatorial candidates on the elec
3 Four delegates at large to the National
Objection was made to the receipt of the
resolution because all resolutions were or
dered to be referred to the committee
The objection was overruled.
The vote was taken' on the joint propo
sition and it was adopted, and afterwards
on the remainder and it was also adopt.
It waa moved to take a recess of twenty
minutes to comply with these resolutions.
The Convention then assembled, and the
leeiorsyelegatet aod members of the State
Central committee were annonnced :
(The Electors aa appointed by tbo Con
vention, and the balloting for Chairman of
the State central committee, will appear in
onr next. Ed.
Etc clog Session
Upon re-a-seniblini William A. Wallace,
of Clearfield, made a motion to adjoutn
nntil to-morrow (Friday) morning- at 10
o'clock. " ' " ;
Mr. Samuel G. King, of this city, opposed
the motion on the ground that tha Conven
tion had but little more o do, and conld
easily perform the duties' to-night. Bo
eides, to-morrow) Friday) ': was sacred
day, which was everywhere observed, and
ha boped would be by the present anetn-blage.
Rufus E. Shaply, of Cumberland, said he
understood the Committee on resolutions -conld
not agree, and would not be able to
report to-night, and he -therefore, hoped an
adjournment would take place.
Mr. King said if the Committee could not
agree on the 'resolutions, the "Convention
The motion to adjourn was finally with
drawn. A proposition was tben made (bat the
Convention proceed to elect -electors at
largewhich was lost.
A motion was made that a committee of
three be appointed to call on the committee
on Resolutions. -
REMARKS OF WM. A. WALLACE.
A motion was made that Wm. A Wallace,
l Clearfield, address the Convention. This
was as reed to amidst loud applause, and
Mr. Wallace stepped to the front andspeke
substantially as lortows ;:
We are about entering upon a campaign
that required upon the part of each individ
ual nrember of the Democratic party the
exercise of the highest, the noblest, and the
sternest qualities a campaign that would
require of each Democrat to forget tiimvelf
and to reaoember onlyhis country, in which
Democrats must sink expediency, and stand
upon principle as upon the eternal bills;
in which the man who failed to remember
tfeat the highest duty was to his conntry,
and who became nerveless and dispirited
in view ot the immense dangers and re
sponsibilities that surround him would sink
into utter forgetfulness a campaign that
would require of each pitrio tic citizen the
exercise of utter self-denial.
In reply to the new doctrine which had
been urged in certain quarters, that it was
no: the business of the citizen to discuss the
propriety of the acts of the National Ad
ministration, but that he should qoielly sue
comb, the speaker contended that while the
duty of citizenship was to maintain the law
in its integrity and support the powers that
be within the pale of the law, it was a viola
tion ol that duty for any American freeman
to grovel in the dirt at the foot of any man ;
and in the name of a qrarter of a million of
American citizens in our good old Common
wealth, he despised and spat upon the doc-
trine. It was a doctrine that would entirely
prevent all inquiry into, the conduct of the ,
war, that would bind the people band and
foot and leave them in the power of a centr-
alized despotism at Washington for all time (
to come for admitted once it would be
perpetuated for all time to come. The his-j
tory of all rebublics furnished abundant and
uncontrovertable evidence that the self
abasement of the people has slowly, silent -ly,
but surely heralded -the approach of
In referring to the general features of the
policy of the Administration at Washington,
the Speaker referred particularly to the last !
act of that Administration, whereby in en
deavoring to secure three electoral votes in
Florida, it sacrificed the lives of hnndredsof
our gallant soldiery. This was but a single
instance; bot it was a symbol of the policy
of the Administration. Such a policy could
not and would not be sanctioned by the
people. In 1861, the Administration bad a
policy that was acceptable to tha entire
country, and to approve and carry ont, which
volunteers flocked to the nation's standard
from every section of the North. If that
doctrine had been followed, we would to-
day, have none of the results now so dis-
tressingly upon u
The Speaker then briefly recapitulated
the position of himself and his fellow Sen
ators in the recent contest with reference lo
the Speakership of the Senate, at Harris
burg For two months they had stood de
terminedly and unitedly in resistance to an
attempted dethronement of the Constitution
of Pennsylvania and had by every means
in their power endeavored to prevent the
inauguration of a principle that was indi
rect contravention of the Constitution of the
Sute. The position assummed by them
had been vindicated and the opposition
had been compelled to yield the entire
question at issue, thus vindicating the Con
stitution and nobly vindicating the Demo
cratic party of Pennsylvania.
In conclusion, Mr. W. paid a glowing
tribute to the gretl and enduring principles
of Democracy, and enjoined his hearers to
remember that North of Mason and Dixon's
line were a million and a half of stern,
noble, patriotic souls, whose highest am
bition waa to preserve the institutions that
had descended to them from the fathers of
REMARKS OF HENRY G. SMITH.
Oh motion Mr. Henry G. Smith, of Ven
ango county, was invited to address the
meeting. He stated that this was the first
time in hi life he had ever addressed the
Democracy of Pennsylvania under the pres
ent circumstances with which they were
entrounded. They had been here engaged
in directing a campaign which was to roll
ont the great events of a coming future
They came here under their old, and with
their old principles they planted them
selves as a party squarely on the Constitu
tion. Applause. We allowed no latitude
of area of the instrument, but were for the
Constitution first as our fathers made it. As
long aj this doctrine waa followed the coun
try prospered and was happy. That Con
klitution gave to the general Government
certain powers all others were left to the
States themselves and under the Demo
cratic rule there was no difficulty in running
the Machinery. Unfortunately they had
split among themselye and allowed the
present power to gain the ascendency. And
npon the breaking oat of the war, when the
flag- was fired upon, where did you find the
Democracy 1 All over the country making
war speeches they being then willing to
upport the administration so long as they
auhered to the Constitution. App anie.
Ha believed that by the force of moral
nasion and the arguments ihey could bring
to bear noon the masses of the people of
the npri?btness,of their canse, the Democ-
tacy would be successiot in tne coming con
test. Applause.) .v
J. K. Kerr also addressed the Convention
After a lew preliminary remarks, he said
the very temple of, liberty, reared by our
fathers, i crumbling around us, until to-day
we feel that we live under a despotism of
forca. The physical energies of tha Go
ernment had decided the election of last
fall, and 'they were determined to use the
same power in the coming campaign. He
called upoo the Democracy to labor earn
estly towards a restoration dl;the Union
Mr. McCalmont offered the 'following res
olution, which was received with great ap
plause. It was referred to the Committee
Retolbtd, That this Conveniion cordially
unite with 'the Conservative party of the
cou-nrry in presenting the name of General
George B. McClellan as our first choice for
President of the United States.
Mr. Carrigan moveJ the following, which
was received with applause, and also refer
red to the Committee ou Resolutions
Resolved, That tie Pennsylvania delegation
to the Chicago Convention be instructed to
vote as a unit upon every question coming
before that body.
Mr. Jamison offered the following which
was also referred to 'lfce same Committee.
.Resolved, That the Committee on resolu
tions be instructed to report sentiments for
the sanction of this Convention endorsing
and approving of the course of the Demo
cratic members of the State Senate during
the present session, and tendering to them
the thanks of the law abiding people of the
Stale, for the firmness, zeal, and ability
with which they resisted and finally over
threw the arbitrary and revolutionary doc
trines set up by the Abolition members of
that body, to the effect that the Senate is a
permanently organized body, and that the
election of a Speaker at the organization of
the legislature is a useless formality.
Charles W. Carrigan was next called upon
He alluded to the experiments of certain na
turalist on the grinding power of a turkey's
pizzar .yhich reminded him very much of
the great grinding power of this" Administra
tion, Laughter and applause which had
deprived them one by one of their civil
Fur some tirre Mr. Carrigan continued in
this strain, his remarks being received with
shouts of laaghter and jpplaii4).
MR WITTE'S REMARKS.
The President. .William H. Witte, was
called upon. He thoaght he saw what the
feeling of the Convention was. There is in
this community a sentiment which he was
very sorry to see, and that feeling was that
we bad bot little to hope for success, when
we had every cne to believe onr efforts
would be successful. He beiieved, and
was almost sure that the Democracy would
be victorious in the coming-struggle, on
which depended the future prosperity of the
country. He tr usted that there was yet
that trait of the Democracy that knowing
their tights they, dare maintain them. We
are to speak and say a free ballot shall not
be interfered with by the military or the
Federal power. Applane.j The latter
instead of invading our rights should as the
ruling power ' protect-them. How many
men have we given, and how much money
to put down this rebellion. Is this process
j to go on a process by which Northern
j men and S'.rtes are to be enslaved . In this
, canvas we have to tell this Federal power
J some things which may not be very wel
come. And is speaking onr rights we mnst
if necessary, be prepared to act. Ap
plause. What Pennsylvanian who knows her his
tory, but does not blush for her condition?
How long are we to be trundled along in
the wake of power 1 What are we to do to
assert our rights ? To-day we would have a
Democratic Governor in our State if our
rights had not been interfered with by a
military power. Are we to have a form of
Government whose execution is choen by
a fraud t ft will be for the Democratic
party in this canvass to say what it will do
That it will be true to itself and act with
determination and courage is my earnest
belief and prayer. Applause
Mr. William M. Piatt then offered the
following resolution, which wai referreJ to
! the Committee on Resolutions
Whereas, Great difficulties occur in the
preliminary organization ot our State Con
ventionsand to avoid disputes upon such
Resolved, That the State Central Commit
tee of this Convention appointed, shall be
required to report to our next Democratic
State Con vention, concise and plain rales
for the future organization and regalating of
our State Conventions, and when they shall
be adopted, they shall remain binding, un
til repealed and rescinded by a two third
vote of the delegates in State Convention
Addresses were also made by Robert L.
Johnson, of Cambria county, and Judge
John S. McCatmontjOl Venango, when the
Committee on Resolutions made iheir ap
pearance and were received with loud ap
plause, as the convention was becoming
impatient, the hour of 10 45 having arriv
The committee on Resolutions then re
turned, and Mr. J. Glancy Jones, who was
elected Chairman of the committee, report
ed the following resolutions, which bad
been selected by the unanimous vote of the
. Resolved, That as we have no Slate "can
didates to present to the people, and no
issue involved in the coming election other
than those which affect tke welfare and
liberties of our sister States equally with
oura we leave it to our represeutstives in
the Chicago conveniion to nnite with the
representatives of the other sovereignties of
the North in embodying the sentiment of
the people in a declaration of principles
acceptable to all tho Slates, on whom we
rely to elect a President, and bring back
peace and onion to this distracted land.
Resolved, That the Democracy of Pennsyl
vania hereby express their preference for
the nomination of Gen. George B. McClellan,
as the Democratic candidate for the Presi
dency by the Chicago cocvention, and that
the delegates tosaid Convection be instruct
ed to vote as a unite on ail questions arising
therein aa a majority of the delegates thall
Resolved, That the first necessary step to
restore tba welfare and prosperity of the
American Republic is to gat rid of tba pres
ent corrupt Federal Administration, and tha
sore way to accomplish , lhi end 'is a
through organization of the time honored
Democratic party, and fbe prevalence of
Union and harmony among its members.
The resolution? wefre adopted unan-j
imously withoot discussion.
The next order of business was 'flie erec
tion ol two Senatorial electors.
Nominations were rhen mil! as follows:
William Bigler, John L Dawson, Robert
Ewing, Ro'beit L. Johnson, 3ohn S.' McCal
moot, Vincent L. Bradford, Henry D.Foster,
Richard Vanx, William A. Galbraith. Of
those Mr. Bigler, Mr. McCaimont, Mr GJ
braith and Mr Dawson were withdrawn.
.The ballot was then proceeded with as
Robert L. Johnso.i 104 voles.
R'chardVaux 71 "
Robert Ewing 11
Vincent Bradford 21
Messrs. Johnson and Vaox having receiv
ed the majority of the votes cast, were
Nominations were then made for Sen.
atOTial delegates to th- Chicago Convention
fear to be elected.
The following were nominated -:
Gen. George W. Cass, of Pittsbatijh J Hon.
Wm. Bigler, of Clearfield ; W. A. Galbraiih,
of Erie ; Hen. Aa Packer, ef Carbon ; Wm.
V. McGrath, of Phila ; Hon. Henry D. Fos
ter, ot Westmorelatid ; Thomas Jefferson
Miles, of Phila ; Thomas J. Hemphill,
Phila ; and Alfred Gilmore, of Phila.
The following was the ballot cast :
Geo W. Cass
William V. McGrath
VV A Galbraith
Henry D Focter
Thomas J Miles
Thomas J Hemphill
Messrs. Cass. Bigler, Packer and McGrath
were declared elected as the four Senatorial
Delegates to the National convention.
A resolution of thanks was then ofered
and unanimously adopted, thanking Wm.
H Witte, Esq., the President, and Robert
E Monaghan, Joel Cook an4 Rob'l J. Hemp
hill, Esqs , the Secretaries of the convention
for the able and impartial manner in which
they had discharged iheir duties.
The Pennsylvania Club was also thanked
for their kind invitation to the convention.
The proceedings of the convention were
ordered to be printed in the Philadelphia
Aca and the other Democratic papers of the
Three cheers were proposed for General
McClellan and the Union, which were
given with a will.
The convention then adjourned sine die.
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REVIEW OF THE MARKET,
CAREFULLY CORRECTED WEEKLY.
WHEAT, SI 50
RYE, 1 25
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OATS. ' 75
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WHEREAS the Honorable William El
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Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Deliv
ery, Court of Quarter Sessions ol the Peace,
and Court of Common Pleas and Orphans'
Court, in the 26th Judicial District, compos
ed of the counties of Columbia, Sullivan and
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John Mrkevnolds. Associate Judges, ot Co-
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year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and sixty-fourth and in the eichty-ninlh year
of the Independence of the United Slates
America. (God save the Commonweuitn.j
JOSIAH H. FURMAN,
Sherid's Office, ). Sheriff.
Bloomsburg, Mar S3, 1863. J
JU1M) JURORS MAY TCfiJl ISG4.
Blooms-Jacob DeinVnbach, H. B. Wells,
Lucas N Moyer, Sam'l Shaffer, Henry Wolf.
Beaver John Hinderliier, Jacob Dreis
bach. BriaTcrppk Jacob Cresv.
Bor. Berwirk Hirarn R. Biwer.
Greenwood Joseph Rese, George Oitr,
Geo'ge Girton, '
Hemlock Daniel Yocum,
Jackson John P Hes,
Mt Pleasant Joseph R VanJerslice Deler
Maine Jacob Bowman,
Marl'rsorr-iGpOrae Beagle, A D-Wai-m,
MrrHin Abraham Sehwepnr nheifor.
Pine John F Fowler,
Ro&ringCTeek Nathan Driibach.
TRAVERSE JtRORS,-MAY TERM.
Bloom Samuel Jacoby,
B-aver J-hn Hoats, Daniel Gearhart.
Bunion Wm Holme, Sameel McHenry,
Briarcreek Henry Dnak,
Centre Henry Delon,
Conynsham Sylvester Hoffman.
Fi'-'htngereek Cyu Rob bin, Alexan
der Cramer, Michael Lenrar), Danl Kitch
en. Nathan Flaker.Min, John PealCr,
Greenwood John Miller,
Hemlock David Waanef,
Jackson Hmm raver,
Locust Jon Helwig,
Mt Pleasant Ar.drew Melrck,
Mifflin"' -John Michael,
Mad iron Sinvon Corner, John A. Fun
eton, William Barber,
Montoor -Daniel Gicer, John H Quick,
Samuel Giger, Henry Ohl,
Orange Mirhael Keller,
Pine William Piatt,
Roaringcreek James KierTr,
Scott 0car P Rnt, Sam'l Bittenbendar
Sujiarloaf, Andrew Lanbactu Richard
Kile, John W Kile.
Bloomsburg, March 23, 1861.
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H ELM BOLD S EXTRACT BUCHU.V
For all Complaints incident to the Sex.
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BY YOUNG AND OLD.
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by ihe Raistr ol sai l county, to the un-der-isned
AHmini.-traiors, residing in the
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auit the etate ol the decedant, are re-
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