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VOL. XV. NO. 140.
Eighty-four Republican Assem
blies in Session To-day.
The Nominations for Mayor, Coroner,
City Commissioner, Prothonotary
of the Common Fleas, City
Controller, City Treasurer,
District Attorney, City
' Solicitor, J ud ge of the
wm. B. Llann Uominaied
for District Attorney.
Etc.. Etc.. Etc., Etc., Etc, Etc.
lo-day eighty-four Republican nominating
conventions are being held in this city, and
eacn brings to a focus a political interest and
excitement, with an intensity proportionate to
the importance of the office to be filled and the
pertinacity witn which the candidates struggle
ior . iugnt oi these are general city conven
tions, twenty Legislative, and fifty-six ward
conventions. At the assembling place of each,
crowds of politicians congregated to hasten the
victory or ensure the defeat of some one of the
candidates, and their presence and importuni
ties Heightened to a considerable degree the
natural excitement of the contest in the halls
that were shut to all but duly accredited delegates
and the reporters. The heavy vote polled at
the delegate election last night evinced the in
terest of the mass of Republicans in the events
By wisely adopting the rule, first framed by
the Democrats, by which the conventions were
all temporarily organized by gentlemen ap
pointed by the City Executive Committee, the
repetition of some of the disgraceful struggles
of the past were happily avoided, and the various
bodies glided along smoothly.
The greatest excitement was manifested about
the Mayor's, City Solicitor's, Prothonotary's,
City Commissioner's, and Second Senatorial
conventions, where the contest for the nomina
tions was spirited.
We give below the full proceedings of the
various bodies, and the results, as far as attaina
ble, in the Legislative districts.
Proceeding of the Convention.
This convention assembled In National Hall.
on Market street, below Thirteenth, and was
called to order by Mr. John McCulloufrh. who
had been delegated for that purpose by the City
Executive Committee. Mr. McCullough is the
memDer oi mat committee from the Tenth ward.
He appointed as temporary doorkeepers Hillary
Conner and David Thompson: temporary secre
taries, H. C. Selby and K. 8. Williamson. Pre
vious to doing this be made a brief and perti
nent aaarees. ine credentials oi tne delegates
were presented in numerical order, commencing
at the First division of the First ward. The
delegates from the various wards selected each
one member to serve on a committee on creden
tials and one to serve on a committee on perma
nent organization. The committee then retired
for consultation at ten minutes before 11 o'clock.
Subsequently the Committee on Permanent
a John Goforth, Esq.: Vice-Presidents. Mahlon
H. Dickinson and William B. Hanna; Secreta
ries, H. C. Selby and R. 8. Williamson; Tellers,
E. A. Merrick and Marshall C. Hong.
Proceedings of the Convention.
The convention to nominate a Coroner met
this morning at 10 o'clock in Athletic Hall,
Thirteenth street above Jefferson.
It was temporarily organized by William R.
Dawson, who appointed Robert B. Morrell.
Mnth ward, and Joseph R. Davis, Twenty-first
ward, temporary secretaries, and Jerry Staple-
ton and Michael Slavln temporary doorkeepers.
The first business in order was the selection
1 of one delegate from each ward to form the com
mittee on permanent organization. The usual
turbulent scene ensued, growing out of the
strenuous lung efforts of the delegates to get
their comrades to assemble in groups.
After the lapse of about half an hour, the se
lections were concluded, and twenty-nine mem
bers of the committee were brought out together
on the floor and harangued bv the secretarv re-
Warding their duties. They then retired to a
private room to determine UDon the selection of
lv permanent officers. A recess of an half hour
Upon reassembling the committee announced
the following as officers of the convent'oa:
President, Thomas Birch; Vice-Presidents, John
Preston and W. R. Wooters; Secretaries, J. E.
Harklns and Eli F. Newman; Tellers. George
W. Greene and Robert B. Morrell.
The president then took the chair anil mada
I a few remarks commending order. The dele-
cates. At this point the convention became
noisy, everbody making motions, among which
the prominent one seemed to be "to clear the
room." The President appointed Jerry Staple
ton and Timothy Lenman as permanent door
keepers. CITY COMMISSIONER.
Proceeding of the Convention.
The City Commissioner's Convention met at
Concordia Hall, Callowhlll street, above Fourth,
and was called to order by Charles A. Rooker,
temporary chairman, appointed by the City
The Chairman appointed John 8. Walton
(Twelfth ward) and J. J.Phillips (Seventh ward)
as Secretaries, and John Donahue (Sixteenth
ward) and 8. S. Kinsley (Seventh ward) as
The credentials of the delegates were then
handed in, occupying considerable time.
A committee on permanent organization was
then selected, composed of one from each ward.
A Committee on Contested Seats was ap-,
pointed in Use manner. The respective com
mittees retired to discharge their duties.
After a short time the Committee on Perma
ent Organization, through Charles F. Thatcher,
chairman, reported the following permanent
Cifflcers for the convention:
President W. J. Donohugh.
Vice-Presidents William Stanton, George
Secretaries Beslamin K. Afflick, Lewis II.
w l'ellers-Ceorge Flake, Charles F. Thatcher.
J. Donohugh, William
Messenger Samnel Klnslev.
Mr. Donohugb, on taking the Chair, made a
lew remarks, thanking the Convention for the
honor conferred upon him.
After considerable confusion, Intermixed with
asps from the Chairman's gavel, a motion to
take a recess of fifteen minutes was agreed to
amia loua appiause.
The Interim was filled up by a great deal of
contusion and noire.
lie time having been long pas', a committee
of three was appointed to wait noon the com
mittee and see when they would be ready to re
port. It was stated they would bo through with
their labors In half an hour, and another recess
was taken for that time.
The convention displayed some of those qual
ities which usually end in trouble, and there is
evidently a miter rivalry between the candi
After the recess, a scene of disorder ensued
Which surpassed anything that had yet occur
red, and a committee of one from each ward
was appointed to clear the room. The better-
thinking acquiesced in this, and the hall was
Mr. Btokiey In a few minutes appeared, and
rro niccicu uu cueers. lie men s.iid tbat he
did not propose to make a speech. He was one
or tne workingmen and from the people. He
promised If elected Mayor, of which he had no
doubt, he would bring to it all the strength he
possessed and would exercise it in the interest
of the tax-payers and citizens. II e would give
it the closest attention and devote all his time
to the fulfilment of the duties of the office.
Mr. E. Harper Jeffries addressed the Conven
tion in eulogy of m. Btokiey.
The Committee to wait nnon Mr. Stanton n.
ported that he at once accepted the invitation,
but was prevented by ill-advising friends from
coming in a rather rough way, but he pledged
himself to support the whole ticket. 3
Proceeding of the Convention.
ine city Liontroller s Convention orcrnnfynd
Punctually at the Assembly Buildings as fol-
1 resident, W. II. Johnron; Secretaries, J. E.
Salter, First ward, and Harry Pugh. Twentv-
nintn ward: Doorkeepers, Martin Jennens and
dchmjb yj. oeverns.
ine first hour was occupied .li the presenta-
uuuuicrcuenuaiB. lueri are several cabasi nf
contest, and it will be after 12 o'clock before
the convention is in anything like working
order. The following are the contested pre-
iim.w.-tuui uu xeutu or. ine intra ward:
fourteenth of the Seventh? F.iu-hth r kJ
Eighth, Second of the Sixteenth; Fourth of the
Sixteenth: Fourth of the Seventeenth; nnd TT in
vent h of the Twenty-sixth. The indications are
mm oamuei r. uancocK will be nominated on
the first ballot.
The first business transacted tha, aaiantin
oi a committee oi one from, each ward on Per
manent organization. The representatives of
me several wards were as follows:
JSL John Blddle: 2d. Genrc-A S Tl-lo. A V
. Karcher; 4th, 8111 Killlan; 5th. Joseph Blerch-
er; oth, James Bell; 7th. Samnel Devlr: 8th.
George Alcorn: 9th. E. T. Nark at. inn, .T.m.
M. Stewart; 11th, Philip Coleman; 12th, Richard
uvnibt, joiu, vt a. riper; hid, jj. l,. ivnlgut;
15th, William Pruftt; 16th, E. Furgesson; 17th
ucuiid ivuuir: min. .inrm Kinriroa.
19th, Henry Herman; 20th, J. R. Bosler; 2lst
George Whltworth; 22d. J. M. Robinson; 23d,
8. C. WilletS: 24th. W. W. T.lstnrr 2rA k'
inornton; 20th, Andrew Aull; 27th. Richard
urown; aoin: a. a. Kancoast: and 29th. .Tnhn
The committee retired for deliberation
half an hour, and finally reported In favor of the
following permanent officers, who took their
places, viz: President, F. M. Adams; Vice
Presidents, A. J. Hergeshelmer and Thomas
u. jjutcner; Secretaries, Harry C.
Puerh and Samuel Scheldt T
J. is. Baiter and J. R. Mulllken, and
aoor-Keepers, a. n,. ueverns and M. S. Jennens.
ine resident briefly returned his thanks for
the honor conferred, and the Committee on
Contested Seats, consisting of one delegate from
eacn wara, was men selected, as follows:
let ward. Peter Shaeffer: 2d. (i. TTnnlrhnimAr.
O.J ' . .... TT T ' .... - ,
, m, 11. ij. Moore; otn, J. Kenvev;
utu. u. xi. xruui; au, oamuei uunoar; tn. U. is,.
OtU T. . cr A- in... A . V
"""'t ""! uico Dwecucy im, u. a. .uewis:
1111. T T I . f-i . v . v .. . . .1
A. .Tnlien- ISth K.
w. wnman; i4tH, a . J. junior; 15th. Jesse Hol
man; 16th, W. J. Gillingham: 17th. J. F. Smith.
18th, W. H. Brown; 19th, A. Simoson: 20th:
George GUlIngham; 21st, J. Clegg; 23d, G. R.
iuuert, ou, ii. jj. iungan; aatn. VV. A. Hhlpp:
tn. William Boder: 26th. Georc-A Prawfnrd.
nrft.. TXT T f itOiL vwr r t . . '
(iu, . o. wwa; wtu,u. jo. oeverns; ana atfth,
J. H. Shoemaker.
The committee retired to dlsnosA nf thA
of contest in the precincts above named, and a
recess of half an hour was taken.
There was some wrangling and fistlcnffinir at
iub ireei entrance auring tne recess, but no
great damage was done. On reassembling, the
committee on Contested Seats reported in favor
of delegates as follows from the precincts
Fifth division. Third ward. Casper Brla
.ievenm, oi tne rwenty-sixtn, Kamuel Cun
ningham; Tenth, of the Third, B. F. Butcher;
jugnta, oi tne iMgntn, w uiiam Jilng; Second.
of the Sixteenth, Alfred M. Field: Tenth, of the
Kirst, Alexander Gray; Fourteenth, of the Sev
enth, Charles Uaslam; First, ef the Nineteenth.
John Souder; Fourth, of the Twehtv-thlrd.
u bese gentlemen being admitted general nomi
nations were made, as follows:
Hamuel r. Hancock. Henrv 8. Moore. Josenh
T T 111 '
Proceedings of the Convention.
me Kepuoucan Convention to nominate a
candidate for City Treasurer convened at Con
cert Hall at 10 o'clock this mornlBg. The con
vention was called to order by the temporary
president, Mr. George E. Shock, who made a
brief speech on taking the chair. James Wil
son and Joseph Larkins were appointed door
keepers, and Charles Carpenter and James
Work were appointed secretaries. The creden
tials of delegates were then presented, and as
usual a nnmber of seats were contested. At
this writing the Indications are that the conven
tion will have a long session. Nominations have
not yet been made, and it is anticipated that
lour or five ballots win take place.
At bait past 11 o clock tne credentials of dele
gates were all handed in, and then some time
was consumed in furnishing the delegates with
tickets to pass in and out of the hall. The
committees on permanent organization and
contested seats were then selected and con
sisted of one delegate from each, ward for each
It was 20 minutes of 1 o'clock when the con
vention got through witn the business of ap
pointing the committees qamedand distributing
tne tickets or admission for tne delegates, and
at tha time it was on motion resolved that the
convention take a recess nntil half-past 2
o'clock, in order to givo the committees ap
pointed time to make their reports.
ine convention tnen took a recess.
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYSHIP.
Proceeding of the Dlatrlct Attorney'
Nominating Convention In the Mew
The District Attorney' nominating conven
tion of the Republican party met at 10 o'clock
this uorning in the new Court House. Sixth.
sum below Chesnut.
ine meetinir was called to order and temno-
rarily organized by Isaac McBrlde, who had
been appointed to that duty by the City Execu
Messrs. Isaac Sheppard and Henry L. Taggart
were appointed temporary secretaries.
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1871.
sented by wards and divisions and the nanus
ucueni a i ht inn nPiPcrarAa wava
reiorutsa on tne roll.
ine roil was completed by about 11 o'clock.
f wl ... 1 . ... .
uu uiuuun nr jiip. i nr xtian Knemm n. fnm
m It tee of one from each ward was appointed on
pcnimuent organization, and a similar com
mittee on credentials, to whom all contested
seats should be referred.
The following were the committee on perma-
J, 1). Mahorn,
, C. H Wiuiams,
8, T. W. McKinlev,
4, Joseph Barton.
6. K. 8. Yard,
6, Robert Dongherty,
7, James Kwlng.
8, R. K. Smith,
9, F. A. Osbonrn.
17, W. Stephention,
' 18, George W. Bonner,
19, Jos. Neal,
,80, Thomas ashton,
jSl, W. Mc.Fa.Men,
1 22, J. R. Waterhouse,
23, Jacob Abrams,
24, W. Blunden,
F. F. Kerhaugh,
2, John Corkery,
S7, Chris. Kneaes,
8-S, Levi B. Albertson,
29, James Jenner.
10, Albert (javlt,
11, J. A. Bonham,
12, Charles M. Wmrner.
18. James Miller.
14, Fred. Uber,
18, J. It, Galton,
1, W llllam Dankle.
2, U-. W. Carrly,
8. John R. orr.
16, Albert Joseph,
17, nharles Mosley,
118, John F. Trenchard,
4, Henry Victor,
6, William H. Campbell, vo, George Mellor.
iv, i. r. bi. Aciaia,
e, enry hmith, jgi, Geortre Mitchell,
7, Robert Grler. 22, John W. Harraer,
''i v. jiitiuijru, xa, uamea . ixra,
0. Alfrcil Btimmel.
94, John A. MaugU,
10, John Ryan.
11, Fred. Gladding,
18, 8o)omon Levy,
18, J. C. Collins,
14, George Mcraullln,
zn, r. iv. .linn,
26, Henry Mcllvain,
'ii, Daniel Conner,
28, Thomas Wagner, Jr.,
29, C. 8. Esc her.
jo, u. w. uuna,
After the committees had been annolntAd n.
recess of a half hour was taken to allow them
to retire and act, and to allow the duplicate rolls
mo iciiero iu ue preparea.
ine committee on Permanent Orimnliit.tnn
made the following report of nominations: For
rreeiaent, iienry uumm; Vice-Fresldents. Ed.
3. laru bum lev. Biennen Nmlthr Konrotar as
Jos. P. Gallon and Isaac A. Sheppard; Tellers,
ine report was unanimnnsiv iapai vAd nnd
Mr. Bumra on taking the chair made a short
speecn and introduced the other ollicers of the
On motion, the roll was ordered to hn onilad
from the manuscript copy made by the tempo
rary secretaries, in piace oi tne regular roll.
wnicn could not be obtained without loss of
The Committee on Credentials failing tn ta-
port at the time appointed. acommittAA nf t.hrAA
was appointed to confer with tha r-ommtttAA nn
The Committee of Conferenc AnnrtAd that
the Committee on Contested Seati would not be
ready for half an hour. ,
A motion was made to take a reciiu fnr that
length of time. Lost.
A motion was made to adionrn for twAntv
minutes, which the chairman ruled out of order
because tne convention was croverned hv thA
rules of the House of Representatives. No
motion for an adjournment could be entertained
nntil some other business had been transacted,
one motion to that effect having just been lost.
The President Introduced Mr. Christian
Eneass and desired him to make a aDeenh tn
amuse the convention until the Committee on
Credentials should be ready to report.
Air. jvneasB responded and closed bv makinc
a second motion to adjourn for half an honr.
This was again lost by a large majority.
Rev. Mr. Smith (.colored), and Mr. Yard, the
Vice-Presidents of the convention, were called
upon and made short speeches.
Mr. iionham was also called neon and re
sponded In a more lengthy speech relating to
ine Committee on Credentials finally made
their report. There were but six contests, and
in all cases the committee found no difficulty in
ascertaining the true delegate. The decisions
of the committee were approved by the conven
. i i . i i -
uuu auu ujuuo nnai.
The rule of the Republican party relative to
the method of voting was read bv tne Secretarv
and explained by the President.
jvir. uuDree. oi tne 1 wentv-slxtn ward, than
nominated to the office of District Attorney
Mr. William B. Mann.
Mr. Harry Victor, of the Fourth ward, nomi
nated Mr. Moses A. Dropsie.
On motion it was unanimously resolved to
proceed to a ballot.
un ine nrst ballot tne vote was found to be as
William B. Mann. . .307 I Moses A. Dropsie. . .22
On motion of a delegate who voted for Mr.
Dropsie, the nomination of Mr. Mann was made
Mr. Christian Eneass then offered the follow
Whertat. It la ooncadad hv citlzana of all nartina th.t.
the prreat contest for tha Presidency in 1872, involving tha
existence of the Republican part an a State and national
organization, wiU be determined by the vote ef Pennsyl
Whrreat, The con feet in the ooming October ia our city
nd Btate is but a forerunner of the great national con
test, and will have an almost overwhelming inlluenoe upon
tbat election ; therefore
JieMlvtd, 'l bat the earning election is not only important
as it may not only secure to eur citizens faithful and
eftioient officers, but furnish evidence of our continued
faith in the great principles which socceaufmlly oarried
the nation through a bloody war, and by the inaintenanoe
of these principles finally will secure to our country equal
liberty foraU and a permanent end prosperous peace;
Htnolved, Tbat all who have at heart the preservation
of the great principles fought for by Grant and sancti
fied by the martyrdom of Linooln, and desire to oarry to
tbeir lesritimate reanlta our well established nrlnainlo.
are bound to give up personal preferences, Harmonize
political difforenues, and unite for the oonimon good.
Mvatvta, i as i we, sneaking lor tue JVepukuoan party,
elected by tbe suffrages of over forty thousand nf it.
members, nntrammelled and uncontrolled by cliques or
rings, are gratified to be able to present for the sarlrages
of our oitizens William B. Mann for tbe offioe of ISistrict
Attorney tor the county of Philadelphia, one waose whole
life has been devoted to tha vindication of tba nht tl
the people to the purity of the ballot-box, the administra
tion of exact justice, and the denunciation of the design
lug and corrupt managers of tbe Demooratio party.
ine resolutions were adopted.
un motion ot Alderman Bmlth tne President
appointed Alderman Smith, Mr. John A. Miskey,
Mr. .Bull, Mr. George Bumm, and Mr. J. Q.
Adams a committee to wait upon Mr. Mann, to
notify him of the nomination and request his
attendance at the convention.
Mr. Mann Having arrived, was congratulated hv
tbe President, and returaed his thanks as follows:
If I bad any pride la my disposition it would be areused
bow. Ibis is tbe happiest moment of my life. I cannot
fsil to contrast this soene with another three years aca.
Then there was disoord and strife ; new there is harmony.
The events of to day show that I was rights few years ago
in declining toe eomioation lor tbe gooa oi tue party, i
was but wounded for awhile, and Intended afterwards to
rise and fight again.
I thongs it best to sacrifise myself On the'altarof ptrty,
nd it has turned out so. With this scene before us we
esnnot but be sura of a majority of ten thousand votes for
the Republican par .next October. If ever a man wase
candidate of a pal stand to-day the candidate of the
Never has less foet been employed in a nomination.
The heart of tbe party warmed toward mo, and my heart
has warmed toward the party. Now let us only look to tbe
fact that Philadelphia is to save tbe State and tbe Bute
the Union- I return you my most hearty thanks tor y.iur
nomination, and I thauk those of you also whe have to-day
left tbe pursuit of business in order to show your personal
friendship for tue. I honor you, and I honor your prin
The Assembling i the Convention, tu the
Court oi Uouiuiou fleaa.
The convention for the nomination of a can
didate for the position of City Solicitor assem
ble in tne court ot common rleas-room at 10
o'clock this morning, and was temporarily or-
anlzed by Mr. John W. Donnelly, appointed
y the City Executive Committee.
Mr. uonnelly announced tne following tem
porary officers-. Secretaries, William Grew and
JoeetU M. Pile; Doorkeepers, Charles Cairns
and Goorre W. Curry.
The credentials of the various delegates were
then handed in and recorded by the secretaries.
It was a quarter to 13 o'clock when the last
credential was Landed in, and It was found that
about a dozen seats were contested in the diffe-
Ihe Chairman then announced that it was
necessary for the delegates from each ward to
select from their number ono member on Orga
nization ana one aio to represent them on tue
f'nmmtll.a ri f tA ak . t ,
A motion was made for a recess of ten
minutes in order to secure tbat object.
On reassembling, the names to compose the
committees were handed In, and duly recorded
by tbe secretaries. The committees retired and
were ordered to report at 1 o'clock.
The convention assembled again at 1 o'clock,
but tbe Committee on Credentials were not able
to present tnelr report, and In order to allow
tbem time to do so the convention took another
recess until n o'clock.
The hour of 2 having arrived, the Committee
on credentials presented their report. A mino
rity report was submitted, but the Chairman
ruled it out of order on the ground that, accord-
inp to me ruies, me maiority report was final.
ine room was then cleared, and all those
lmviiiK creucunaiB were admitted to the room
and given a ticket. One man tried to climb Into
tne window opening on to the State House yard,
but he was suumarlly ejected.
The Committee on Organization reported the
lonowiDg gentlemen ior permanent officers:
i icBiucui,, jrmjor a. it. uainoun.
vice-presidents, George B. Bunn, Joseph R.
becretarles, Messrs. William Grew and Joseph
Doorkeepers, Messrs. James Devlne and George
. . VU1IJ.
TallaM UlaaarB tTT Trr TTTt i -r
.Major aiuoan men tooK tne chair and ex
r ( i ii .. ....
pressed nis thanks for his selection by the con-
venwuii an its presiding onicer.
Mr. Donnelly, on retlrinir. received a votn nf
thanks, and expressed the hope that the candi
date nominated win ne elected.
Assembling of the Convention at Arnold's
Tbe delegates elected to nnmlnntA noandldntA
for the office of Prothonotary of the Court of
Common Pleas assembled at 10 o'clock, at Ar
nold s liall, Coates street, above 8econd. The
convention was called to order by Mr. John E.
Uttleton. who was appointed by the City Ex
ecutive Committee to effect a temporary organi
zation. Henry M. Weyl and William Heber
were appointed temnorarv doorkRnnnra and
Joseph Conaway and Joseph Winters temporary
DCUI Clttl IBB.
mi ... n ...
ine v-ommiuee on urbanization tnen re
ported tne following as the permanent officers
of tbe convention : President. Conrad n.
Anorese; vice-lYesidents, Benjamin H. Brown,
dames nayoocK; Becretarles. t J. Walter.
1 e- rr . . n . . '
i owpu conaway: tellers, wiinamti. aicmicRaa .
William G. Russell: Doorkeenera. William Hill
and John McBrlde.
Owing to the presence of a large number of
persons doi delegates toe room was cleared.
and as each delegate walked into the room he
presented nis credentials.
as soon as all tne members bad retnmnd tn
tne rocm tne convention was again called to
order, ana tne secretaries commenced receiving
the credentials by wards. This occuDled nearlv
three hours, after which the Committee on Con
tested Elections were appointed, and retired for
consultation, a recess was tnen taken for
Preeeedtnge of the Convention,
The Judiciary Convention mat nt 10 A. M in
the old Court House.
The convention was called tn order bv William
a. i nomas, ine cnairman appointed Major J.
1. Pratt and Charles B. Barrett secretaries, and
George Kochersperger and . George Brazier
A motion was made that those present should
retire, and be admitted on presentation of cre
Another motion was made that the nreclncta
should be called and credentials haHded in,
commencing with tbe First division of tha First
ward, 'ine mover hoped that there would be
no debate. He talked considerably, but was
choked off by a fat delegate who wanted to
know whether he was going to .talk all the
Considerable argument and other motions oc
curred, all of which were declared out of order.
General William F. Small obiected vehe
mently to the suggestion that the room should
oe cleared, ana tnat tne delegates should be
compelled to snomit tnelr credentials to an Irre
sponsible doorkeeper. He was a delegate by
tne grace oi uou ana ine wiu oi tne people. JNo
aoorKeeper snouia come ot. reter over him.
The chairman finally ordered the room to be
cleared, and all present retired, some to the
sunlight of tne square, some to knotty buzzing,
ana some peraaps to wet tneir wnisues.
After returning to the room a Committee on
Organization was appointed, the delegates from
eacn wara selecting tneir individual representa
tive upon the committee. The committee re
tired to the room of tbe Law Library. The cre
dentials of delegates were then handed In.
The Committee on Organization entered and
reported in favor of the following as permanent
President Simon Gratz.
Vice-Presidents A. H. Franciscus and W. H.
Secretaries J. T. Pratt and Charles B.
Tellers F. Johnson and J. A. Simpson.
Mr. Grata, upon taking the chair, announced
tbat the duty of the convention was to nomi
nate a successor to Judge Stroud. He paid an
eloquent triouie to judge etroua, ana an
nounced by authority that under no circum
stances would he be a candidate.
Mr. Joseph G. Kosengarten offered the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted unani
mously: Rttuived, That the services of the Hon. George M.
Stroud, as a Judge of the District Court, have en
deared him to the whole community, and on his
retirement from the duties which he has so long and
so ably fulfilled, he carries with him the grateful
affection of his fellow-citizens and their hearty
wishes foi his happiness throairh life.
The seats of delegates from the Fifth division
of the Thirteenth ward, 8econd division of the
Seventeenth ward, and Eleventh division of the
Twenty-slxtn ward were contested.
The fat delegate again arose, and was greeted
by an immense shout of sit down. He evidently
was saying something, but the noise prevented
his being Heard, ins gestures and facial con
tortions, when not a sound could be heard, were
The Committee on Contested Seats was then
appointed and retired.
George Brazier and Joseph Cooper were ap
pointed permanent Doorkeepers.
Tbe fat delegate again arose. He was called
to order by the President. He said that he was
in order. He had been brought up a Quaker,
and knew parliamentary law. He would not be
put down as a "vagabone." The men upon the
platform who were trying to influence the Choir
should be named.
The Cbalr finally recognized him, after he
had stemmed the torrent of cries of "sit down"
with invulnerable front, and be then moved
that the platform be cleared. Agreed to; and
the platform va$ cleared.
A limllar motion was made to clear the space
within the bar, and this was also adopted and
put into effect.
There being no business before the convention
loud shouts arose for Johnson and a speech. Mr.
W. F. Johnson, early overcome!, with the heat,
had doffed his coat, and appeared in the spot
less glory of a shirt (and pants, of course). He
wouldn't make a speech, he sail, and he couldn't
make a speech: he once made a speech at Nor-
ristown, which was a remarkable failure. He
was acting as water-carrier to the convention,
and bad no time to talk. (Immense applause).
A motion that gentlemen smoking should
throw away their cigars, was put and lost by a
large majority, showing conclusively that the
majority of the conventionlsts were lovers of
An anxious delegate wanted to know why the
convention did not proceed with business, and
wound up his exordium with the novel expres
sion of anxiety and pain, Thunder and Mars;
why the devil don't you go on?"
The roll of delegates was called, the Com
mittee on Contested Seals reported.and the con
vention proceeded to business.
Tbe following gentlemen were the placed in
nomination: James T. Mitchell, Amos Brlggs.
Charles E. Lex, and Dennis W. O'Brien.
Mr. Ruddiman nominated the Hon. Georga M.
The chairman then presented the following
letter from Judge Stroud, which was read.
OXRMATtTOww, June 18, 1S71.
IMF Ri Am V 1 : . a . !- 1- .
am not a candidate for reelection to the Offloe which I
-.v n,yuK uwm ia laa xjrsinnt uourx tor ine oity sua
county of Philadelphia, and I unqualifiedly authorize yon
to say so at your discretion. Truly yours,
feimon Gratz, Esq. GEOKUK M. B FROUD.
A ballot Was then tnkpn wlfh h fnllnwlno.
Mitchell. I.ri8: RrWn T ot- KO. n'R.lm ft.
T 832 (votes polled. Necessary to a choice 163.
The nameS Of O'Rrfon And Jnn.l n.r. AmnnnA
and a second ballot taken.
Mltcbell..205: Briers. 83: Lax. 21. Th an.
Tionncement of thn vnta wa nnni nri
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hearty and long continued applause.
James T. Mitchell was then declared the
nominee of the convention for Jndge of the
On motion, the nomination was made unani
A committee was appointed to notify Mr.
Mitchell of his nomination.
Th iiRiml vntn of thankn tn th nffl. i v
convention was passed, and the convention ad
jonrned. THE LEGISLATURE.
Second Senatorial District.
At 10 o'clock this morning the delegates to
the Second Senatorial Convention assembled at
the northeast enmer nf Kopa q nH Rm
-w .fU DMOUW,
for the purpose of nominating a candidate to
iGMicocu. vui uieirict m me estate legislature.
Marshall C. Hong, Esq., who was appointed.
bv the CitvExecntivn nnmmtttna tn nartant ih.
preliminary organization, took the chair, and
proceeded to appoint Messrs. Edward McDowell
and John C. Nlppes temporary Secretaries, and
Messrs. Whitnev Dnrhnm and TTnnnr nsl.ii.n
iviupujmj' uuuiaceywrs, . .
The delegates then proceeded to hand in their
credentials, after which the committees on Con
tested Seats and Permanent Organization were
At this Point much dlacnnninn
the credentials which had been handed in from
me eeventn amnion nr thn Ninth n.i-j
accompanied by a protest which was unattested
o yci uieiiuw. iu. wuair aeciarea, mere tore,
that the credentials were nnt nrntnatAii .K.m.t
t or some time it annnamd
would ensue, but it was Anally agreed to refer
uu.u we croueuiiaiB ana protest to tne Commit
tee un iUQieBiea oeats ior tneir decision.
The following COIT1 ml t.t.Aa WAM than nmf
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nated from tbe various wards: ' . (
un vredentiate Mnth ward, no reDresenta.
tion: Tenth ward. Hiram Hortnr- Thlrtoor.fi,
ward, Joseph B. Ridge; Fourteenth ward.
Robert W. nnwnlncr. Vlftoonth t--a f v, I
H. Kemble; Twenty-ninth ward, John Cloud, i
On Permanent Organization Ninth ward, no
icprcBcuiauuu; ienin wara, ueorge Iranian;
Thirteenth ward. Ezra. 1
Horace Tubbs; Fifteenth ward. Frederick j!
vvomert; l wenty-nlnth ward, John Edgar.
The committees then retlrnd tn rnnnrt at 111
Thn nnnTAiiflnn roinaomHoil t 111
The Committee on Permanent Oro-oniyatinn roi
puneu tue ioiiowing names oi permanent
President, E. II. D. Fralev.
Vice-Presidents. Gnnro-n W. TTull n T
Secretaries. John f!. Ninnea T.dorard T
Tellers, George Truman, John N. Hagey.
Doorkeepers, II. Delaney, Whitney Durham.
Mr. Fralev took the chair and returned thankn
to tbe convention. The Committee on Creden
tials not having reported, the convention took a
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The Convention reassembled at one o'clock.
Tba Committee on Can tnat a A fVoHantlol.
were present, reported such members as 'they
thought were entitled to seats from the divisions
thev represented. Thesn crontlAmun urara
admitted and the committee was discharged.
ine rou was men caiiea.
ThA Pnnventlnn thon nrntaadail t'n mat.
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ceneral nominations, when thA fnllnirino- iron.
tlemen were nominated:
Kobert Johnson, of the Fourteenth ward;
ITliKhn. W Tin via FiftAnth xumrA. phaa n'Mnlll
Thirteenth ward: Joseoh Gladdinir. Tenth warri.
A. Wilson Henszey, Tenth ward; Henry L.
Smith, Fifteenth ward; Joshua Sperlng, Tenth
ward; Jacob Ridgway, Fifteenth ward.
mi , . t . i .
me nominations tucnciosea.
Robert Johnson 12 votes.
Ellsba W. Davis 18 "
Charles O'Neill 5 "
Joseph Leading 7
A. WUson Uenszey 27 "
nenry L. Smith....
Joshua Spering 1 "
Before the conclusion of the first ballot the
name ot Henry L. Smith was withdrawn.
Whole nnmber of votes cast, 70: necessary to
a choice, 44. No candidate having received that
number the convention proceeded to a second
Robert Johnson 14 A. Wilson Hensey, . . . . .tfl
KlishaW. Davis il Joshua Sperlng 00
Charles O'Neill 6 Jacob Ridgway 00
Joueph Gladding 4
Seventy delegates voting; 88 necessary to a
Messrs. Gladlng, Sperlng, and Ridgway re
ceiving the lowest number of votes were
dropped on the third ballot, which was immedi
ately proceeded witn:
Robert Johnson lSit'harles O'Neill 8
Ellsha W. Davis 4A. WUson Henszej 48
Whole number voting 70, necessary to a
choice, SO. No candidate having received that
number a fourth ballot was proceeded with,
the name of Charles ONeili having been
Robert Johnson 19 I A. Wilson Henszey.... 88
Kllsha W.Davis 80 1
Whole number votes cast 70, number neces
sary to a choice so. jno candidate receiving
that numDer a nun uaiioi was proceeaea witn,
Mr. Jackson's name being dropped.
Ellsha Davis 86 1 A. Wilson Henszey.... 88
Before tbe tellers could declare the result ef
the vote to the convention a furious uproar en
sued, some declaring that Henszey had received
the necessary number to a nomination, while
others, as well as the official tellers, declared
tbat tbe vote was a lie. some time eiapsaa oe
fore the convention came to order, when the
vote was announced as above noted, 35 to 35.
This being a tie vote a sixth ballot was pro
ceeded with, with the louowing result:
THeaareement between tbe tellers, ene riving
Davis 35 and the Other 34 votes, and both giving
During the takiDC of this vote much excite
ment ensued, which, however, was soon quieted
down, and the tellers proceeded with their duty
uninterrupedly uu tne announcement.
At this announcement, However, anoiner ex
SHEET THREE CENTS.
citing time entued, some demanding anothe
ballot, others declaring that the tellers agreed
so far as they both gave Davis the majority. A
number of resolutions also were offered, one to
make Davis nomination unanimous, and for a
while much confusion ensued. This however
soon passed over.
A seventh ballot was declared by the Chair to
be In order and the tellers proceeded to call the
Ellsha W. Davis a. Wilson Henszey.. :.ftj
.vThw Ca,r, on tbu announcement declared
that Mr. Davis having received more than the
necessary number of votes was the nominee
On motion the nomination was made unani
mous. Colonel Davis was then introduced to the con
vention by the1 Chair, and returned thanks for
the confidence placed In him by the convention.
After a tew words detailing his past career, and
describing what his future would be, he thanked
them again and retired.
Tbe other nominees were also present, and
being called on for speeches said each a few
words, when the convention adjourned, giving
cheers for all the nominees both successful ana
The convention than adjourned.
Fourth Senatorial District.
CORNELL RENOMINATED BT ACCLAMATION.
The Republican Convention tor the Fourth
uipnick vuuiiieiu its wura in a snort way. ,
Hiram Miller, of the Twsnty-eighth ward,
acted as President,
The name of George Connell being proposed
he was unanimously nominated, and, being in
troduced, addressed the convention as follows:
M r. President and Gentlemen of the Convention :
After an unusually long and tedious session of the
Legislature, I return home to And myself again
unanimously renominated by the Convention of the
Bepuollcan party of the Fourth Senatorial District.
This cordial endorsement and expression ot your
confidence, and that of the great constituency you
represeat, coming to me as It does after the expi
ration of another term of service in which important
and complicated questions had to be met and de
cided, Is extremely gratifying, and I am happy to
receive so emphatic an approval of my conduct aa
jonr representative. .
1 tender my grateful acknowledgements for this
elgnlQcant mark of your approbation, and assure
you tbat In the future, as In tbe past, I shall
earnestly endeavor to perform my whole duty In the
high office, to which the generous confldenceiof my
constituents has so often returned me. In review
ing the twelve years I have served the people In the
Senate of Pennsylvania, the record of the great
party with which I have acted looms np before me
with a brightness surpassing that of any other
which has wielded the destiny of the nation or the
State since the establishment of onr Government.
These great accomplished facta I held np to you
trlumpbautly as the work of that great party of pro
gress whose candidate you have again made me to
daya party having within lrself all the elements
necessary to secure pure and economical govern
ment, and to protect and preserve the rights and
liberties of every citizen of our happy country.
Shall either the nation or the state change the
policy or discard the party whloh has accomplished
such wonderful results? Ne, gentlemen i the time
has not yet come when Grant and tbe heroes who
fought for the nag of a united country.and the party
which sustained him In the Held, shall be ahoved
aside to make roou for those who denounced and
resisted every measure fer the support and prosecu
tion of the war. Not yet shall rebels or rebel sym
pathizers be elevated to supreme power in the land.
We have lately witnessed at HarMsburg the quality
of the measures we may reasonably expect from a
restoration of tbe so-called Democratic party to
power. In vain did I, with my Republican asso
ciates, in compliance with the clearly expressed
wishes of the people, endeavor to pass a bill pro
viding for a convention to amend our State ConsU
tution. We were steadily voted down by the acci
dental Democratic majority in the Senate, only one
?es?ln?hnsSbJectmmaDUe8le! Bllntit W
We saw In the Dechert and Lyndall case a clear
and palpable disregard of law. The sworn petition
of fifty respectable citizens, setting forth allega
tiOBs of fraudulent votes counted In the election
more than sufficient to overcome the majority re
turned for the Demecratio candidate, was treated
with contempt; and tbe act of 1839, which requires
the drawing of a special committee by lot to try
every such contested case, boldly set aside and
treated aa a dead letter. . . . ,
To the demands for a change tn party or or prin
ciple made by such men or their organs, in order
that they may be placed In power and entrusted
with the management or the affairs of this vast
country, which has marched steadily forward to
Brefltneflfl nnrinr PfmnhMitii aiiminiai.aiAn .1. -
. j. uiniuiaM.tiuu Llld I C-
snonse or the people or this district, or Philadel-
puin, ouu vi uui icuuwucu via vommonweftitli will
change as they would bring ns." ;
First IiCfirlllatlre Convention '
was broken nn. and at last Information rnn i
a fight was in progress.
' Plftli Legislative District.'
The RenresnntittlirA PnnuAnilnn . v a t?iu
district met at the Wetherill House, No. 703
San som street. .Tnhn -T PYanb-lin nnn.i.j
for Representative upon the first ballot.
Ninth Representative District.
The Convention Was -allnd tn nrAar h.Thnm..
Cochran, Esq. Mr. Charles Watson was chosen
President and John G. Wells and Edward Smith,
On the first ballot W. TT. Vnrrdoa maaIitA 14
votes, E. J. Spangler 2, and John G. Moore 2.
The election of Mr. Vogdes was then made .
Tbe Senatorial and Representative Norn 1-
This morning the various KenresentaM va anri
Senatorial Conventions were held. The nominees
in tbe several districts are here presented with thA
members of last year
Btnatorial. Xiinee. old Heather;
i .... Ellsha w. Davis. . . . A. w. Henazey.R.
4 George Connell Geo. Connell. it.
fieprtaentati ce. .
1 sam'l r.Thompson.S. p. Thompson, R.
S Horace D. Gaw Geo. McQowan. D.
8 Samuel Josephs, D.
William Klllott Wm. Elliott, R.
.JonnJ. Franklin... Wm. Duffr. R.
..William Duffy J. F. Moouey, D.
..U.J. Potts K. Johnstone. R.
..Samnel Daniels.... W. L. Marshall, K.
..W. H. Vodges Geo. A. Qolgley, D.
..George W. Fox....J.B. Keyburn, R.
S. M.llager, R.
John Lamon, H.
..Samuel D. Strock..John Dumbell, R.
..John Lamon John Cloud, R.
.Adam Albright.. ..Adam Albright, R.
..A. J. levering.,
... wm. r. smith. K.
...g. H. onmth, k.
..G. II. (irlflllh...,
..Dr. J. N. Harks,
...oauieB Miner, it.
The reader should remember that the recent re
apportionment has changed the boundaries of some
oi the districts.
The result In some of the wards Is as follows :
first Ward. Ward Convention nominated
William Calhoun for Common Council; Samuel
Lntz Alderman; Robert H. Young, Assessar.
Aiaktk Ward. Common Council. John C. Martin:
Fchool Directors, Joseph II. Trotter, I'eter B. Long,
Frank M. Kddy, George D. Budd (two years), and C.
8. Phillips (one year); AtuteHsor, B. Frank Ntewart.
Jiourttenth Ward. t'jiaujon Coanoil, WUllam C.
Tutniwth Hard. select council, w imam uaia-
win ; Common Council, Clement Keene ; Alderman.
Francis Hood; Assessors, John B. Wallace and
Seventh Ward. Select council, jonn Csnermer;
Common Council, John Bardsley.
Txcentv-tiinth Ward. Select Council John
Fox. Common Council Samuel Miller. School
Directors George Keyser, Henry Davis, Dr.
John De Witt. Temporary Chairman Fletcher
Hartley. Harry Peterson, Secretary. Perma
nent President John Yearsley.
La Donna is the pretty name of Jie'womens'
journal of Venice.
' Never listen to flatterers, my dear," sa'd a
mother to her daughter. "VVhy, mamma, how
should I know they are flatterers unless 1 listen
to t&emi' -