Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, March 17, 1847, Image 2

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Huntingdon, Wednesday, March ]7, 1047.
cO'See Pourth Page.
Many of our readers will have learned
ere this, the highly gratifying intelli
gence—and those who have not will be
informed of the fact by to-day's paper
—that Gen. JAMES IRVIN, the talent
ed, generous and noble-hearted favorite
•f the people, and the people's choice for
Governor, has been selected as the can
didate for that elevated position, by the
Whig State Convention which assembled
at Harrisburg on the 9th itist General
Irvin had eighty-nine votes on the first
ballot—an overwhelming majority, and
this, too, in the face of the most powerful
opposition from rival candidates. Those
only who know and are familiar with
the talents and ingenuity of that oppo
sition, can form any just conceptions of
its force, and therefore calculate from it
the amount of popularity necessary to
withstand and overcome it. The strong
name of Gen, Irvin, however, did with
stand its forte, and beat It nearly three to
one. What better evidence of popular
favor could be shown 1 We know that
no one will ask for better. When Gen.
lOM's high standing, his unquestionable
talents, his valuable public services, his
unbending integrity, the nobleness of
his character, and the kind impulses of
his heart were made known to the Con
vention—as they were by Messrs. PEAR.
SON of Mercer * HALE of Centre, BALL
of Erie, and Gen, WILSON of Venango—
all opposition to hint ceased, The firm
and noble friends of his prominent rival,
declared that they Were satisfied that
Gen. lam was the man. And when the
question was put, after the result of the
first ballot was made known, Will the
Convention confirm the nomination of
Gen, Irvin ? the response was one loud,
'long and enthusiastic AYE, from the
whole Convention.
It gives us unfeigned pleasure to make
known to our readers the result of the
labors of the Convention, and to refer to
the circumstances attending the nom
ination of Gen. laviN—the popular favor
ite of this district. He was their first
and only choice. He was ours first and
last; and although we anticipated the
result, yet the reality, accompanied by
such unequivocal demonstrations of en
thusiasm in his behalf, more than filled
the measure of our ardent anticipations.
We congratulate the Whigs of Hunting
don county—we congratulate the whole
Whig party of this ancient and venera
ble old Commonwealth, on the happy ter
mination of the labors of the Convention.
That convention carried out the wishes
of its constituency by placing in nom
ination a candidate worthy of the sup
port of the entire people, and one who
will receive not only all the V% hig votes
of the State, but a large portion of the
opposition. This is admitted by all.—
as a consequence, never did the
Whig cause look brighter in the good old
Keystone. Hopes have been inspired by
the nomination of Gen. Ism:, which
have been strangers for a time to the
Whigs of this State. With such a can
didate,* VICTORY is CERTAIN. The de
termined and united effort which will be
made in his behalf cannot fail of suc
cess. His name is a rallying point for
Whigs, and they will rally on the sec
ond Tuesday of October to such an effect
as to swell his majority to at least 20,..
The anticipation of redeeming Penn
sylvania—of raising her to that elevated
position which Nature designed her to
occupy, and from which she has been
held by the imbecility and corruption of
her rulers, is of a very cheering na
ture, and highly gratifying to every ci
tizen of the State. With such a man
as Gen. InviN at her head to direct her
concerns, prosperity to her and her peo
ple is inevitable. Nothing is wanted
but a wise head and a good patriot to ,
bring about such a result, and these we
have in the Whig candidate for Gover
nor, "Old Ironsides," of Centre county.
We hail his nomination as a harbinger
of good to the whole people, and glory
to the State. With his name inscribed
on our banner, we fling it to the breeze,
and under it will beat the Whig reveille
until the day of Pennsylvania's redemp•
tion—the 2d Tuesday of October—as
sured of such a triumph as the whigs of
the Keystone never before achieved.
JOStPI4 W. PATTON, the candi•
date for Canal Commissioner, is second
only to Gen. Irvin, in all that relates to
him as a citizen and politician. He re
sides in Cumberland county, and in his
own section of the State is Very popular
as a politician, and highly esteemed
as a citizen. He possesses every
requisite to make an efficient and ser
viceable Coati Commissioner. Indeed,
1 he was selected because his capability
and honesty are preeminent. These
are so conspicuous where he is known,
that in his own district he will receive
party vote. With such names as those
of IRVIN and PATTON, how can the
Whigs fail It cannot—it shall not be.
The cause is too just—the men are too
good, to be beaten by an honest and in•
telligent people.
We had the pleasure of hearing this
gentleman address a Whig meeting in
Harrisburg, on Wednesday evening last.
It made us feel proud of our men and
principles, when we heard Mr. Cooper
express his determination to support the
nominees of the Convention, and to fol
low the Whig standard into the thickest
of the fight! Such patriotic devotion
to principle, cannot long go unrewarded.
with such leaders as Irvin and Cooper,
the whigs of Pennsylvania cannot fail
to triumph.
Spring Elections.
t'ridny next, (19th inst.,) is the day
for holding the Spring elections. We
hope the Whigs of the different wards
and townships of this county will be up
and doing, and not allow the enemy to
gain any temporary advantage over them.
See that honest, intelligent men, are se
lected as Judges and Inspectors of the
Opening of the Canal.
The water ha; been let into the Canal,
and boats are now running. This is
more than a month earlier than last year,
and we may therefore look for a largely
increased revenue from the public works
this season, if no accidents occur. It
was understood that the Packet Boats
would start from Harrisburg on yester-
IMPORTANT DEcisioNs.---The ‘1 ashing
ton Correspondent of the Baltimore
American states that the Supreme Court
of the United States have given a decis
ion in the cases lately argued, which in
volve the constitutionality of the License
Laws of the States of New Hampshire,
Massachusetts and Rhode Island,--the
Massachusetts, being known as the fif
teen gallon law, which decision sustains
the constitutionality of these laws. The
cases were ably argued at two several
terms of the Court.
The cases involving the question whe
ther States have a right to impose a
tax upon foreign immigrants, as a sani
tary measure, have also been decided,
and that right affirmed.
[ry• The re-nomination of Shunk has
chilled the Locofoco party to the heart.
And all the patronage of the National
and State governments will not be able
to warm the frozen fragments into life,
in time for any thing like a rally in Oc
tober next.
MARYLAND.—The House of Delegates
passed a bill abolishing imprisonment
for debt, as applicable to non-resident
debtors. They should have gone one
step further, and wiped this relic of bar
barism from the statute books of the
NOTICE.—Those of our subscribers
who intend changing their residence on
the Ist of April, will please notify us,
so that we can direct their papers ac
The rumor of a battle at Saltillo,
between Gen. Taylor and Santa Anna,
proves to be incorrect.
DEAD. —The Native Eagle s published
at Philadelphia, after dragging out a
wretched existence, expired on the 9th
inst., " unwept, unhonored, and unsung,"
The Penna. Daily Intelligencer says
that Gen. Minon, who took Cassius M.
Clay and his party prisoners, is one of
the Generals who returned to Mexico
with Polk's especial friend, Santa Anna.
If any man in this Union has given "aid
and comfort" to the enemy, that man is
James K. Polk. If there has been any
thing like treason during the whole of
this war, who are the traitors 1 Who
but James K. Polk, the patron and friend
of Santa Anna I Who but Jas. K. Polk,
whose base attempt to crush old 'Rough
and Ready,' the laurel-crowned hero of
Mexico, will damn him to an immortali
ty of infamy 1 "Aid and comfort," in
deed! When the locofocos charge trai
torism upon the Whigs, let them remem
ber the private pass to Santa Anna and
the disgraceful attempt to tear the well
earned laurels from the brow of the he.
roic Taylor, and then blush fOr the man
they have placed in the Presidential
chair I Polk's administration has prov
ed a curse to the country—a curse from
which it will never recover for years to
Tiros. H. BENTON.—This gentleman
has declined the post of Major General
in the Army. In his note to the Presi
dent, he says he cannot accept anything
but the full command. Mr. Polk, in re
ply, says he has examined the subject
and finds he has not the power to super
cede Scott and Taylor, and regrets the
determination of Col. Benton. So it
would seem that Mr. Polk has the will,
if he only had the power to drive from
the service, the old tried Vetvrans of the
Army—Generals Scott and Taylor.
THE PtiodgEniNGs of the Whig
State Convention, published in •another
column, were condensed from the report
of the Pa. Intelligence.
O The nomination of Geo. It Mc-
Farlane, as Associate Judge for Blair
county, has been confirmed.
0- Brigadier Gen. Worth has, in
consequence of his gallant services,
been nominated and confirmed by the
Senate, as major-general by brevet.
[l:7. A Mexican correspondent of the
New York Sun says that Santa Anna
will be made Temporary Dictator, with
full and absolute power to continue the
war or make peace at his discretion.
Ott- By reference to our Harrisburg
letter, it will be seen that the bill for
the sale of the public works has passed
the Senate. It only wants the signa
ture of the Governor to become a law.
QJ- The Bill providing for the election
of Prosecuting Attorneys by the people,
has passed both Houses of the Legisla
II- Gen. Geo. Cadwalader, of Phil
adelphia, has received the appointment
of Brigadier General in the Army. A
good appointment.
OD.. Gen. RAMSEY, of York, has been
confirmed by the U. S. Senate as Col.of
the Penn'i and Virginia Regiment;
Capt. Johnson of the army, as Lieut.
Col. ; Messrs. Hunter of Carlisle, and
Morgan, of Bradford county, as Majors.
ILLINOIS.-A Convention is to be held
in this State on the third Monday of
April next, for the purpose of remodel•
ling the Constitution.
At the extreme South, the first
gleanings of new potatoes have made
their appearance, indicating not only
an early but a good and wholesome qual
Lusus NA/Tit/E.—On the 6th ultimo,
a woman in Luray, Page Co., Va. was
delivered of two full grown, perfectly
formed female children, united from the
superior part of the thorax to the umbil
icus, being a much more remarkable
lusus naturse than the celebrated Sia
mese twins.
ton Daily Advertiser thus speaks of the
great project of the Pennsylvania Rail
road ;
I. It is without doubt a work of great
not only to the city of Phil
adelphia, but to the Whole State of Penn
sylvania; and if judiciously laid out and
conducted, it must have an immense in
fluence in advancing the future prosper
ity of the State. Pennsylvania might
almost as well consent to a separation
into two or more States, as to attempt
to preserve a proper unity, without some
such bond of connection as this work
will afford."
The remark will have additional
weight with those who recollect the in
timate knowledge which the editor of
the Daily Advertiser has with the rail
roads of this country, and the capabili•
ties and wants of Pennsylvania—U. S.
Correspondence of the Huntingdon Journal.
HARRISBURG, March 13, 1847
JAMES CLARK, Esq.—Sia :—The bill
providing for the appointment of three
commissioners to settle all claims aris
ing out of the construction of the pub
lic works, has been introduced into the
Houie. It was under consideration se
veral times during the week. It meets
with a good deal of opposition, so that
its passage is very doubtful.
The House bill, a supplement to the
act authorizing the citizens of certain
townships to decide by ballot whether
the sale of vinous and spirituous liquors
shall be continued in said counties, was
passed in the Senate on Monday after
noon. Jefferson county was added.—
Some townships in Bedford county were
stricken out. Westmoreland was in
serted. Dauphin county, except the bo
rough of Harrisburg, was stricken out.
Perry county was stricken out. Clinton
county was inserted. New Berlin, Union
county, was inserted. Columbia county
was inserted. In this shape the bill was
referred to a select committee of five,
for the purpose of arranging the differ
ent items.
The bill to incorporate the Pennsyl
vania Canal and Railroad company, and
to provide a sinking fund for the pay
ment of the State debt, passed the Sen
ate on Monday—yeas 19 ; nays 11.
The bill authorizing the establishment
of agencies of foreign insurance compa
nies within the limits of this State, upon
the payment of a tax into the treasury,
was up in the House on Monday after
noon, It is an important bill, but its
passage is doubtful, owing to the short
ness of the session,
The nomination of Daniel M'Connell,
as an associate judge for Blair county,
was read, and after being thoroughly
discussed, was rejected. . _
An effort was made to revise the law
of 1844, which authorizes imprisonment
for refusal to pay militia fines, by on•
grafting an amendment of this kind on
another bill, but it was voted down
-66 to 6.
On motion of Mr. Matthias, the bill, a
supplement to the act to reform the pe
nal laws of this commonwealth, was ta•
ken up and adopted in committee, and
called up on second reading. This bill
authorizes the Governor to commute the
sentence of death, in cases of capital
punishment, to imprisonment for life,
on the recommendation of the court and
jury which tried him. Jlfr. Blair made
an interesting speech against this bill.
It was lost by a vote of 35 yeas to 51
The bill to change the name and cor
porate powers of the Southern Insurance
and Trust company to that of " Trades
men's Bank," having been returned by
the Governor with his veto, was passed
by a vote of two-thirds.
The annual Appropriation bill was
also reported by the same committee.—
The House immediately proceeded to
the consideration of the amendments
made by the Senate. The first one of
importance that came under considera
tion, was the appropriation of fifteen
thousand dollars to keep in repair the
canal bridges of the State, which the
Senate had stricken out. A brief debate
was had on this amendment, which was
nonconcurred in. The Senate made an
appropriation of $68,000 to lay an addi
tional track on the Columbia and Phila
delphia Railroad, from White Hall to
the inclined plane on the river Schuyl•
kill. This the house refused to concur
The Senate had amended this bill
with a provision authorizing the sepa
rate assessment of a school tax in the
city and county of Philadelphia. This
the house refused to concur in.
The appropriation of 3000 dollars to
the destitute families of the Soldiers
who have gone to Mexico, was stricken
out by the Senate. The vote on this
striking out stood yeas 18, nays 63. So
it was not agreed to.
The amendments to the bill allowing
the voters of certain counties and town
ships, ecc. to decide by ballot on the
question of granting tavern licenses
were considered in the House this mor
ning. Clinton county was stricken out
of the bill. Harrisburg, all that was
left of Dauphin county, was also strick
en out. The Senate had amended the
bill allowing the ‘‘ holesale dealers in
Pittsburg to dispose of the liquors on
hand provided they did not sell it in
quantities below five gallons. The House
refused to concur in this amendment.—
The bill again went to the Senate. Its
fate is uncertain.
The Senate this morning confirmed
J. Pringle Jones as President Judge of
the Berks and Schuylkill district in the
room of Judge Banks. J. M. Burrell,
was rejected as President Judge of the
Westmoreland, Cambria and Indiana
district. William Williamson, Esq. was
elected Speaker of the Senate. He re
ceived 16 votes. The democrats voted
The House is in Session this after
noon. The election district bill is under
consideration. SPY,
Dj.- One of the best toasts said to have
been drunk at the Printer's Festival at
Rochester, was the following
4. The health of the Man who pays in
advance for his Areivspryer."
DERIOCR writ; wiu IG
TUESDAY, March 9, 1847.
At 10 o'clock this day, the delegates
to the Democratic Whig Convention of
Pennsylvania assembled in the Court
House in Harrisburg,
The following delegates were present
and took their seats:
SENATORIAL DELEGATE/1,-1 at District. City
of Philadelphia—Messrs. Conrad and Randall.
2d. Philadelphia County—Mesars. M'Grath, T.
W. Duffield and Glasgow. 3d. Montgomery—J.
Hunaicker. 4th. Delaware and Cheater—Dr. J.
T. Huddleson and Chas. Brooke. sth. Berke
-Barnuel Bell .6th. Bucks—Joshua Dungan. 7th.
Lancaster and Lebanon—Messrs Franklin and
Killinger. Bth. Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe and
Pike—O. H. Wheeler. 9th. Northampton and
Lehigh—Alexander E. Brown. loth. Sw pee
hanna, Wayne and Wyoming—Elhanan Smith.
11th. Bradford and Tioga—Edward B. Andrus.
12th. Lycoming, Clinton and Centre—Joseph F.
Quay. 13th. Lucerne and Columbia--Charles
Kallifus. 14th. Dauphin and Northumberland
—John C. Kunkel. appointed by Dauphin; Robert
Frick, by Northumberland. 15th. Union, Mi f flin
and Juniata—Ner Middleswarth. 16th. Cum
berland and Perry--James Kennedy, John R. 111'-
Clintock. 17th. York--John Evans. 19th. Frank
lin and Adapts—James 1). Paxton. 19th. Hun
tingdon, Blair and Bedford—John Kerr. 20th.
Clearfield, Indiana, Cambria and Armstrong—
John Linton. 21st. Westmoreland and Somerset
—A. J. Ogle. 22d. Fayette and Greene—Wm.
Bally. 23d. Washington—Shesh Bentley, Jr.
24th. Allegheny and Butler—M. Swartzwelder,
G. B. Reed, 25th. Beaver and Mercer—John .9.
Pearson. 26th. Crarefin d and Venango—Rich
ard Irvin. 27th. Erie--James Miles. 28th. War
ren, Jefferson, Clarion, Potter, M'Kean and Elk
--D. W. Foster.
Allegheny—Me/ma. M Curtly, Rose
burg, Rohl nsOn and M iller. A rinsfrung-- ni.
F. Johnson. Bearsr—Mesare. Allison and Sharp.
Berks-Mesers. Richards, nenolet, Briber and E.
P. Smith. Bradford—Messrs. Mercur & Adams.
Bedford—Messrs. Lyon and King. Buller--t,.
A. Purviance, Bucks--Messrs. Brock, Phillips
and Huff. Cambria—David Davis. Centre
and C learfield—M ems. Hale and A . Irvin. Chea
ter—Mesers. Brinten, Penrose and Dickey. Co
lumbia--George A. Frick. Crawford—Mesars.
Reynolds and J. W. Kerr. Cumber/and—Maser.,
A. Stewart and Paul. Dauphin—Messrs. Martin
and Foltz. Delaware—John M. Broomall. Erie
~ ...Messia. Ball and Lane. Fayette—Messrs. J.
W. Phillips and Colvin. Franklin —Messrs. Bard
and Wharton, Greene—Jas. Moorehead, HIM.
tin gdon and Blair—Meesra. Clark and Calvin.
Indiana—Writ. M. Stewart. Jefferson, Clarion
and Venango--.Messre. Wilma and Lucas. Lan
caster—Messrs. Kelton, Hagar, Musselman, Shaef
fer and Sant!. Duffield. ' Lebanon—Joaeph Gleim.
Lehigh and Carbon—Messrs. tstrouss and :-als
bury. Lycoming, Clinton and Potter—Mums.
Mackey and Manley. Luzerne—Messur. Fuller
and Hoyt. Mercer—Messrs. Black and Moore.
Mifflin—James Crisvrell. Montgomery—Maser,
Jarrett, Boyer attd Englebert. Northampton and
Monroe—Messrs. Shaine, Vohe and Davis. Nor
thumberland—D. Taggart, Perry--C.W. Fish
er. Philadelphia cit y—Messre. Swift. Chandler,
Morri.i, Markley. Montelius. Philadelphia
county—Messra. Norton, Woelper,, Vin
yard, Ninesteel, Witham, Stephenson and Linker.
Schuylkill—Messrs. Pitman and Meyer. Somer
ael—Jno. Bell Susquehanna and Wyomi
Willard Jackson, H. Drinker. "l'inga—L.P.Wil
liston. Washington—Messre. Henderson & Mills.
Westmoreland—Mesta.. Cowan, Mathiot and Key
ser. Warren, McKean and Elk—H. P. Kinnear.
Wayne and Pike—Chas. P. Waller. Union and
Juniata—Means. //fathers and Patera. York—
Mesars. Kauffelt, Durkee and Hoshour.
The hour fixed upon for the meeting
of the Convention having arrived, John
C. Kunkel, Esq., nominated Samuel Bell,
of Reading, as President pro tem. Mr.
Bailey nominated John S. Richards, of
Mr. BARD suggested that both gentle
men vacate the Chair, and proposed John
J. Pearson, of Mercer county, as tempo-
rary President of the Convention.
A motion was then made that the Con-
vention proceed to vote for President,
when A. J. Ogle and Thos. W. Duffield
were appointed tellers, and the Conven-
tion proceeded to ballot, which resulted
in the election of Samuel Bell--yeas 80
—nays 4-8.
A 'committee was then appointed to
ascertain the facts relative to the seats
of contested delegates.
On motion of Mr. ADAMS, a committee,
equal in number to the Senatorial dele
gates, was appointed by the President to
report officers for the permanent organi
zation of the Convention.
The rules of the House of Represen
tatives were adopted for the government
of the Convention.
On motion, adjourned till '2 o'clock
this afternoon.
TUESDAY, 2 o'clock, P. M.
The Convention met agreeably to ad
journment, and was called to order by
the President.
Mr. ADAMS, from the committee to
nominate officers for the permanent or•
ganization of the Convention, made re•
port, which was unanimously adopted:
county, President, assisted by a large
number of Vice Presidents and Secre
The officers having taken their seats,
the President returned thanks for the
honor conferred upon him, in a brief and
pertinent address.
The report of the Committee on the
seats of contested delegates was then
read, and, on motion, unanimously adopt
Mr. QUAY moved to proceed to the no
mination of a candidate for Governor.
Mr. DURKEE moved to amend, by sub
mitting a resolution, that when the Con
vention adjourns, it adjourn to meet to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock, in pri
vate session,
This resolution elicited considerable
debate, in which Messrs. Quay, Durkee,
Johnson, Ogle, Adams, Smith of Wyo
ming, Cowan, Bard, Mills and Brown,
spoke in favor of the amendment ; and
Messrs. Hale, Clark, Johnson and Pear•
son in opposition ; when the• vote was
taken, and the amendment was voted
The original motion was then adopt
ed, and the Convention proceeded to no
minate candidates for Governor, as fol
lows :
Mr. Pearson nominated James Irvin
" Walter Forward
" Peter S. Michler
" James Cooper:
Mr. Roseburg
Mr. Brown
Mr, Durkee
On motion, the nominations closed
Mr. ADAMS moved that when the Con•
vention adjourns, it will adjourn to meet
at nine o'clock to-morrow-morning. A
greed to.
A motion was made that the Conven
tion proceed to ballot for a candidate for
Mr. BARD submitted as an amend
ment, a resolution, that the Convention
go into a public discussion of the merits,
qualifications and claims of the candi
The President decided it out of or
der, but the question was now open for
discussion without any resolution on the
Here a discussion sprang up, during
which the most unbounded enthusiasm
prevailed; and every man, as he gave
in his adhesion to the action of the Con
vention, was greeted with round after
round of applause.
A motion was made to adjourn. Not
agreed to.
The motion to proceed to a ballot for
Governor was then agreed to; and the
vote was taken viva voce, and resulted
as follows :
For JAMES IRVIN 89 votes.
The Delegates voted as follows
Messrs. Allison. Andrus, Ball, Saml. Bell, Per•
telotte, Bentley, Brinton, Brock, Brook, Calvin,
Chandler, Clark, tenrad Criswell, David Davis,
Dickey, D inker. Samuel Duffield, Thu.. W. Duf
field, Dungan, Fisher, Foltz. Foster, Franklin,
Frick, Glasgow. Hagar, Hale, Hoyt, Hough, A,
Irvin, Richard Irvin, Wm. Jackson, Johnson, Kel-
ton, Kalbfus, John Ker. J. W. Kerr, King. Kun•
kel, Lane. Linker, Linton, Lucas, Lyon, Mackey,
Manley, Markley, Martin Mothers, Mathiot,
Grath, AFClintock, Mercur, Aliddleswaith,
Miles, Montelins, Moore, Morris, AI usselman, My•
er, Ninesteel, Norton, Pearson, Penrose, Peters,
Lewis Philips, Pitman, Purviance, Quay, Randall.
Reed, Reynolds, Salisbury, Shaeffer, Sharp. E. P.
Smith, Stephenson, Wm. Stewart. Sullivan.'l will,
Taggart, Vinyard, Watson, Wheeler Williston,
Wilson and W wiper, 89—voted for Gen. JA MES
Messrs. Adams, Bailey, Ban!, Jno. bell, Beiber,
Boyer, Broomall, Colvin, Cowan, Durkee, Evans,
Fuller, Gleim, Henderson, Hoshogr, Huddleson,
Huns ckm,Willard Jackson, Jarret, Kauffelt, sen•
nedy, Keyser, Killinger Kinnear, M'Sherry, Mint
zer, Moorehead. Ogle, Paul, Paxton. Jno.W. Phil•
a, Richards, Elhanan Smith, A. Stewart, Stiouse
andX , Valler, 36—voted for JAMES COOPER.
Mews. M'Curdy, Miller, Robinson, Roseburc
and Swart2,B—votedfur WALTER FORWARD.
!View, Brown. Wm. Davis. ✓!house and Yohe,
4--voted for PETER M. MICRLER.
Mr. Wharton did not vote.
JAMES IRVIN having a majority of
all the votes given, was declared to be
duly nominated
On motion of Mr. BROWN, a resolu
tion was offered unanimously concur
ring in the nomination of Gen. JAMES
IRVIN, which was adopted by acclama
On motion, the following gentlemen
were appointed a committee to report
resolutions for the business of the Con-
Messrs. Mills, Conrad, McGrath, Kun
kel, Pearson, Bell, Wilson, Cowan, Dur
kee, Johnson, Ogle, Williston, McCurdy,
Brinton, Brown.
Convention adjourned until 9 o'clock
to-morrow morning ; with nine hearty
cheers for James Cooper.
9 o'cLocK, A. M
The Convention met agreeably to ad-
journment, and was called to order by
the President.
Mr. KUNKEL submitted a resolution
for the appointment of a State Commit
tee to consist of twenty-four, to be ap
pointed by the President.
Mr. CLARK moved that a committee of
Finance be appointed, whereupon the
chair. appointed Messrs. Clark, Stewart
and Martin.
Mr. RANDALL moved the appointment
of corresponding committees in the dif
ferent counties of the State, to corres
pond with the State Committee.
A motion was then made that the Con
vention now proceed to nominate candi
dates for Canal Commissioner, when the
following were nominated :
Jos. W. Patton, of Cumberland ; Philip
D. Thomas, Chester • H. W. Tracy,
Bradford ; Andrew Mehatfey, Lancaster;
Addison May, Montgomery ; H. Jones
Brooke, Delaware ; P. S. Preston,
Wayne; A. M. Leyburn, Schuylkill;
Wm. Tweed, Northumberand ; Samuel
D. Karns, Dauphin ; L. Shuster, Phila
delphia; E. Harding, Wyoming; Col.
W. Butler, Mifflin ; G. J. Ball, Erie ; W.
F. Murray, Daupin ; D. J. Marshall,
Berke ; Adam Grittinger, Lebanon; Jon'n
Knight, Washington ; Samuel Elder,
After having five ballots, the names
of all were withdrawn except the follow
ing : Messrs. Jos. W. Patton, H. Jones
Brook, H. W. Tracy.
On the sixth ballot, the vote stood as
follows :
For Jos. W. Patton, 88 votes.
H. Jones Brook, 30
H. AV. Tracy, 10
JOSEPH W. PATTON having a majority