OCR Interpretation

Sunbury American. [volume] (Sunbury, Pa.) 1848-1879, June 16, 1860, Image 2

Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026403/1860-06-16/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

telegraphic Tcfo$e
Ptrmantnt Organization 'Pic Conrtntion to
Adjourn till June 21.'.
Ktcbmond, June 12. The Southern Pemo"
emtio Convention re-assembled at 10 o'clock'
thin morning.
John Erwin, of Alabama, wns telected as
rreiiilent, with one Vice President and
Secretary from each Stato represented,
except New York.
Mr. Hatch, of New Orleans, oflered the
following resolutions :
Itesolved, That, tbe delegates to this Cop
mention having been appointed on the basis
of the majority platform, adopted at Charles
ton, we deem it unnecessary to take any
further action io relation to a platform at tbe
present time.
ltesolved, That when this Convention ad
lourn. itnriinnrn tn moot, nonin in Richmond,
on the 25th of June, unless the President
stall deem it necessary to call tbe Convention
together at a sooner day. .
Mr. Jones (Ua ) said it woulJ be highly
improper to take any action at this time nn
the platform. We expect, shonld we not be
able to harmonize at Unllimore,
Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, North Caro
lina, Delaware, Moryland and Virginia in the
Cenvention with nswben we reassomoiiK--and
it would be improper lor us to take any
final action now on the Platform.
The vote was then taken on the resolution,
ond was adopted unanimously, with tbe ex
ception of tbe vole of South Caroline.
Mr. Knelt (3. C.) announced that the dele
gates from tbat State were ready to proceed
at once to the business for which they were
delegated. ...
On motion, the day of the re assembling
of the Convention was changed to Jbursduy,
thn 21st. ... . a
The Committe on Credentials reported
that the delegates were present from Arkan
sas, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Mississipi,
South Carolina, Georgia, and second district
of Tennessee, and the seventh district of Vir
ginia. A letter from the New York Commission
ers was read, declaring that they are here as
promoters of peace and harmony. That they
nre also here to give tha. assurance that New
York would be true to the South, and true
to thn North, should a crisis arrive.
Col. Baldwin (Syracuse), said New York
enmo here to assist to throw oil on tbe troub
led waters to nrgo you to do so as yon
have dono to take no decisive action here,
ond to go to Baltimore. Tbe Commission
ers, ha said, agreed with this Convention in
deploring tbe nomination of an individual
whoso selection would be ns injurious to him
self as it would be destructive to the Democra
tic party, and dangerous to the Union. Mr.
Baldwin proceed at some length to deprecate
the dissolution of the Union, and to say
that ho was one of those who could not see
bow tho Uuion could be dissolved.
Mr. Dawson (Ja ) called tbo gontleman
to order.
Mr. Baldwin resnmed, and continued for
n few minutes in the samo strain, when
Mr. Barry (Miss.) rose and said that whilst
we of South have avoided all discussion of
these question, we cannot permit others to
open the discussion. We have allowed the
gentleman from New York to epeak by
courtesy, and be bas abused that courtesy.
Mr. Baldwin resnmed, and was speaking
Thcn a motion to adjourn was moved and
adopted unanimously.
Cries were mode for a speech from Yan
cey, but he declined, saying that he bad
much labor before him at Washington and
Baltimore, and would take occasion to ad
dress the citizens of Richmond on bis return.
Washington, Jnne 12, 1860.
Tbe Senate concurred in the House amend
ment to the Pacific Telegraph bill-
An amendment was adopted appropriating
$400,000 for the distribution of the Govern
ment arms among the militia of several
A recess was then taken from 4 until 6
o'clock P. M.
Evening Session. The Senate re assembled
at 6 o'clock
The amendmfnt appropriating $10,000 for
teeds and cuttings fur tbe J'utent Oflico, was
stricken out, but afterwards restored.
In the debate Mr. Ivorson (Ga.,) showed
that the Agricultural Bureau bad abused the
r.pproprutions made for these purposes, by
paving the funds out to mere sinecures, and
buying seeds in New York and Pennsylvonio,
and distributing them in other sections at an
immense expense to the Government, which
could be bought at any store, in any town io
the country.
Mr. Brown (Miss.,) denounced thi9 seed
contribution &3 a humbug, and doubted if the
Patent Office over sent any valuable seeds
tbronghout the country.
Mr. Milan (Mass.) ibtimated that tbe agri
cultural bureau was about to investigate tbe
ciiuu uiseuse.
Mr. Brain beped the nation wonld not turn
tow doctors.
Mr. Mallory(Fla) said tho agricultural
reports were made out of material ulacarized
from books that ought to bo in tbe library of
etrn-j, uuimiuriEi.
The bill was considered until after 10
0 flock, wben the Senate adjourned.
Mr. Gurley (Ohio) from the Printing Com
iniltee, reported a resolution, which was pass
til, to print fifty thousand extra copies of tbe
mechanical part of the Patent Office Report j
ten thousand for the use of tbe office and tbe
remainder for the members of the House.
Evenina Seision. Several ceotlemeo ob
tained leave to print their speeches in tbe
Globe. '
Mr. McQueen (S. C.) objected to punting
slanderous speeches on Southern Institutions.
It was decided that this objectiou came too
Cold i Cambria Cocntt. Some of the
workmen engaged in excavating for the
Branch Uoad on tbe farm of John Thomas,
fttiout four miles from Ebensbure. on I burs
t'ay of last woek found a few rich snecimens
"f quartz rock. They are about the size of
ncKory tuts, and rich with gold. Old Call
lornia miners have examined the specimens,
and the rock formut inn from which they are
chtuined, and have no hesitation in asserting
vue eiitience ol trolJ tbereabouts : but wbetb
cr il can bo obtained in sufficient quantities
to justiiy the wotkiug of it, has not yet been
".rininna. some ot the dul will be washed
ua lurtuer examinations will be made.
, Latest Iavk.ntion Some "cute" Y
kee bas iuveuted wbut be calls tbe "Patei
JBver-tailinir Gerdt-n lnr.,r r, lien.
. lker." Tbe invoution consuls of a small
instrument, something like a spur, only con
siderably longer, wbicb is attached to the
bind part of the hen's logs, pointing to an
nr.gle of forty five degrees toward tbe ground.
ben the hen, with the instrument on her
legs, enters the garden in the spring after
seeds, and puts ber foot forward to scratch,
tha walker" catches in tbe gronud aud forces
ber forward, and thus she is walked, in ber
iia nas applied for a patent.
Hn'JT W,ntAT--T:bVsrLouT Vnion or the
",MJ" ."V-n. flr.1 J0, of new Wheat
ItlA 'a Vh'!, ?Mk consisted of thirty
three and a half bushel., received from M.S.
llU "iV -VV io 1)8 Sotocouuty, Miss,
and was sold in Memphis at 82.50 per bushel.
a"!? ' "M esl,iuj n ehng tb' morning
nd bids were rec.i.ed, bat the competition
as not spirited-th. qu.ijt, falling far short
or tha first N.w Wheat received last year.
It was bought by tbe S.xony Millsat $'165
per bushel, including bigi
"sATURDAYi JUNE 16, I860.
II. B MASSEB, Editor and Proprietor.
?a'dttim. The circulation of tho ficsmrJaT
. . . .,, tha different towni on the Buin.uehs.niM
j. not exceeded, If equalled by any paper published in
Northern Poiuisvlvsiiia.
Of Westmorland.
ra- Tm Bat.timorb Convention. Excur
sion tickets can be had at the office of the
Vnrtl.prn Central Railroad, tare to Balti-
more and return, $.').&5. The tickets will be
good from the loth to the 31st of June, in
CS The Ladies' Strawberry Festival was
held last week. The weather was most unfa
vorable for the ladies and borries, as both
loose somewhat in attraction in wet weather.
Yet the receipts were quite equal to their
m s
JT Wiiitk Spider. We examined, a few
days since, in a botlle, a beuutiful white
spider, taken by Mr. P. B. Masser from a
laurel blossom. A dotted line of a beautiful
pink color describes a circle on the back.
Wben taken, it had just fastened itself on a
straggling honey bee, to which it clung until
life was extinct, and then the spider leisurely
commenced feasting upon its victim.
C Strawberries. The strawberry sea
son is now in its prime Wo have in tbis
place a number of very fine varieties io onr
gardens. So far as our own experience goes
wo aro inclined to favor the Boston Burr-pine,
though we think Wilson's Albany and tbe
Hooker aro among the surest bearcr9. "We
havo bad in our garden, some of the first
named, which measured nearly four inches in
KS" Tho Japanese are still in Philadelphia-
The rnmor that they would pass through
hero is not well founded, and it is doubtful
whether they will visit Niogara Fulls. The
reported death of the Tycoon of Japan, the
political head of the Jupanese Empire, is not
believed by them.
C Accident. A few days since, Samuel
Rucb, a son of Abraham Rucb, of Upper
Augusta township, aged about 15 years,
while retnrning from tbe field with a cultiva
tor on a sled, tbe horses ran away, dragging
him and throwing bim against the fence.
Tho flesh on bis legs was very much torn and
bis bead severely cut and bruised. Dr. E. II.
Awl dressed bis woncds.
Cf Tbe Monument to tbe memory of the
late Hon. Robert T. Conrad, was dedicated at
Laurel Dill, Philadelphia, was dedicated with
tbe usual ceremonies a few days since.
Speeches were made on the occasion by Judge
Kelly and D. Dougherty; of Philadelphia,
and David 1'aggart, Esq., of Northumber
land. C2" Tho Rev. Mr. Dickson was installod
on tho 30th ult., as pastor of the New School
Presbyterian Church, in Northumberland.
C3T Oca Stores. In nothing bas tbe
growing improvements of our town been made
more manifest than in our mercantile bouses.
l'he stores in this place are not only large and
capacious, but their business bas been greatly
augmented. We noticed somo weeks since
the Block of Messrs. Friling & Grant and
that of J. II. Engel. Tbis week we notice
the arrival of a hoavy stock by E. Y. Bright
& Son. Mr. Bright is well known as one of
tbe most energetic and enterprising merchants
in this section of country. 11 is largo stock
and extensive variety has, for some years
past, attracted customers from every section
of tbis and tbo neighboring counties. We
are pleased with tbis increasing evidence of
prosperity in our merchants, whose enterprise
and industry will not go unrewarded.
Tub Burning op thb Bio Mountain Coal
Brkaskr. The bearing of the case of John
Douty, Richard Douty, Matthias Kerohner
and others charged with conspiracy in burning
the Big Mountain Coal Breaker, was had be
fore Frederick Lazarus, Esq., on 1 uesdoy last
There was in attendance a large number of
witnesses from Sbamokin. Tbe case was
adjoarned from Esq. Lazarus' office to the
Court House. After a potiont investigation,
The defendants were all discharged excepting
Mr. M. Kersbner, who was bound over In tbe
sum or $2,000 to answer at the next Session.
For the Commonwealth J. B. Pecker and
W. M. Rockefeller, Esqrs. For the Defend
ants Henry Dunuel and Joshua W. Comley,
John Douty, one of the defendants, is also
a coal operator, whose mines and breaker ad
join tbe breaker destroyed, which was occupied
by Joseph Bird. The character of the parties
and tbe belnousness of the offuuee, creatod
considerable excitemect amongst our Sbamo
kin neighbors.
2T Tbe proceedings of tbe Democratic
meeting at this place, ou Saturday last, will
be found in another coluin. Though not so
large as it might have been, tbe meeting was
still respectable in numbers. Major Dewart
was called to preside, who stated the object
of the meeting. The Major's remarks were
brief, but well expressod and to tbe point,
and, were creditable even to a member of
Congress. Tbe speeches of Gen. Clement,
Judge llelfenstine, Col. Cameron, 11. Donuel,
W. P. Withington aud Dr. Livermore, were
well received.
Judge llelfenstins reviewed Mr. Ilotten
siine's conrscat Charleston, with considerable
damage to bis Democracy. But friend Hot
tenstioe, who was not preseot, sent an epistle,
in which bo takes shelter behind a new posi
tion. H contends that every man, woman
and child, not present, is to be considered ai
approving bis course. Tbis is certainly ori
ginal, if oot Democratic.
Mr. liottentlioe is instructed to support
Jodge Dosglas. Ebould ba refuse, Major
Dowart is appointed to supersede bim.
We noticed the fact last week that this
company were making examinations for tbs
purpose of selecting site for an engios
bouse, machine sbop, to. After mature con
sideration Mr. Gay, tha Vice President of
the road, selected a position on Col. Cake's
farm, just above the boroogb line. Soma of
our citizens, with a view of securing the loca
tion in the borongb, got np a subscription,
and in ft few hours raised one thousand dol
lars for the purchase of tbe saw mill lot.
containing abont three acres, fronting on
Cranberry street, and offered to present the
same to the company, to be used for tbe
above purpose if deemed advisable. Mr. Gay
examined the location, and felt strongly in
clined to accept tbe generous offer, but re
gretted to say, after ft careful survey of tbe
ground, that although it might answer for
tbe present, yet in view of the future business
of tbe road, wben completed, the ground was
too limited and restricted by tbe basin and
railroad track. Mr. Gay stated that a safe
foot bridge would bo constructed over the
trestle work, for tho workmen and others to
pass to and from town, and that the distance
wonld be little, if any further from Market
stseet than the buildings of tbo Northern
Central road, below town.
The contractors commenced work on Wed
nesday, under Mr. Macklin, tho Superintend
ent, and Mr. Foster, as engineer, and expect
to have tbe turn-table so far completed that
it can be used on the 1st of July, wben the
Sunbury & Erie Company will resume pos
session of their road, and work it themselves.
Tbo Northern Central cats will be run throngb
to Lock Haven, but the conductors, engi
neers, with their engines, and tbe employees
gonerally, will stop here, the terminus of tbo
Northern Central road. Tbe Cattawissa
trains will be stopped at Milton, and will be
taken from that point by the engines' of tbe
Sunbury & Erie road, though we learn that
company intend to contest their right to run
under their lease.
We can assure our neighbor of the Gazette
that our temper is not, nor has it been, in
the least, ruffled. We did not undertuko to
lecture the editor of tbe Gazette, although wo
thought we had just grounds to complain of
him in misconstruing our language, instead
of meeting our arguments fairly and squarely.
In regard to our course on the question of
tbe Presidency, nothing we bavesaid or done
would justify the assumption that we intended
to raise the namo of Gen. Cameron to tho
bead of our columns, bad bo been nominated.
Tbe long personal friendship between the
General and ourselves, could not have in
duced ns to leave tbe party of our choice,
whatever our feelings and wishes might have
been towards bim, personally.
We profess to be a Democrat according to
the doctrines of the party, as laid down by
Jefferson and Madison, beforo such renogade
old federalists as Mr. Buchanan and Caleb
Cushing bad interpolated the heresies that
bave nearly ruined tbe party.
Those who know ns best, know that we
have always been too independent to bo an
office seeker, if we even had any such inclina
tion. Tbe emoluments, to ns at least, are
not sufficient inducements, and as for tbe
honors, we think tbey aro entirely too cheap
to allure ns from our position of indepen
dence. Onr neighbor says he would prefer Edward
Everett, on tbe Cincinnati platform, to any
other man. But would not this be reversing
tbe old fablo, by covering tho lion with the
ass's skin ? The cars might not stick out,
but the tail unquestionably would. We look
upon these platforms, composed as they
often are of crooked nnsonnd and rotton
planks, in most instances as pit fulls, through
wbicb politicians aro :onstant)y falling many
of them to riso no more.
These platforms, io both parties, are sim
ply compromises among office hunters for a
distribution of tbe spoils.
No, friend Jobot we bave no aspirations
for office, and much less to be an organ, or
in other words, the 6lave of a party. We
play our trumpet to Buil ourselves, and those
who do not like the music need not pay the
tjf Tub Jafakesk. Tbe Japanese ar
rived in Philadelphia on Saturday last, having
been in Baltimore on Friday, where tbey met
with ft warm reception from tbe Mayor and
citizens, including the military. Upon their
arrival at Philadelphia they were met by tbe
military under the command of Major Gene
ral Patterson, the Mayor and City Councils,
Governor Packer and tbe Slate officials, the
Judges of tbe Supreme Court and tbe other
Judges, Navy Officers, and an immense as
semblage of tbe citizens. After seating the
Japanese in carriages, with tbo Committee of
Arrangements, members of Councils and
other dignitaries, the procession moved up
Broad street to Waluut, out Walnut to
Nineteenth, np Nineteenth to Arch, down
Arch to Tbird, down Third to Cbesnut, and
up Cbesnut to tbe Continental Hotel, where
quarters bad beeu provided for tbe accommo
dation of the strangers. The scene along
the route is described as having been a most
brilliant one. Every available Epot was oc
cupied, and it is estimated that not less than
300,000 persons witnessed tbe procession.
Warm weather has set in at last.
Tuesday last introduced respectablo weather,
although a day or two previous a moderate
coal fire was not deemed uncomfortable.
CjTThk HARRisBfRo Market Butter of
excellent quality from 12 to 14 cents fer
pound. Green peas 12 cents per balf peck,
fresh beans 30 cents per balf peck, new pota
toes 25 cents per balf peck, strawberries 10
a 12 els.
m a a
A Duel, in Gkoruia. A duel was fought
ou Wednesday morning at Screven's Ferry,
Ga., by Dr. William R. Holmes, of Waynes
boro', and Mr. L. A. Neima, of Warrentoo.
Tbe weapons used were double-barrelled shot
guns and the distance forty paces. At tbe
tint fire Mr. Neims, received four shot from
the gun of bis antagouist, and was too much
frightened to continue the fight. One took
effect iu tbe tbigb, seconed io tbe bip,
tbird in tbe arm, and t fourth in the shoulder.
Fortunately, tbey are all fie6b wounds, and
all tbe balls made clean exit. Further
proceedings were then suspended. Dr.
Holmes received no injury. Tbe difficulty
grew out of tbe proceedings of portion of
tbe citizens of Burke county, Georgia), ia
banging in effigy tbe delegates to tbe CbarUt
ton Cooveotioo who did not secede with tbe
rtat of the Georgia delegation.
Hyln noticing tbe late lecture of Park
Benjamin in tbis place, we neglected to men
tion an entertainment of different character,
in which Sheriff Covert was, not tbe lecturer,
but the caterer. We can do no better than
to adopt tbe laognage of our neighbor of the
Gazette, who was also present, and who is as
able to appreciate the good things of this
sort as fully as if he bad been pupil of onr
friend, the late President of tbe State Agri
cultural Society :
"During the accomplished lecturer's stay
in Sunbury he stopped at the Washington
HonBe as tbe guest of Sheriff Covert. On
Tuesday the Sheriff got op one of those de
lightful dinners, in wbicb be cannot be sur
passed, and invited ft number of gentlemen
who bad taken an interest ia getting op the
lecture, to dine with Mr. Benjamin. Susque
hanna salmon, spring chickens, the delicacies
of the season from the Baltimore market,
strawberries, ice-cream, and champagne, were
noticeable adjuncts to tho entertainment.
Mr. Benjamin's gay remarks and humorous
sallies served as a sufficient condiment, and
rendered tbe occasion very spicy."
Samuel J. Kistler, Esq., of Carbon
county, has paid into the Treasury ef that
connty two hundred dollars of bis salary, in
accerdance with the pledge made previous to
bis election, that if the Legislature failed to
reduce the salary of members to $500, he
would pay tbo excess of his salary over that
amount into tbe county funds.
C3" Vanquished. Our old friend, Major
Frees, of tbe Germanlown 7'elegraph, for
several years past has been waging a war of
extermination ngoinst the Curculio, that
ruthless and unspaiing enemy of the plum
and other fruits. Tbe result of the battle is
summed up by the Major as follows :
"We shall only add, that our battle with
the common enemy was fought with singular
courage and obstinacy, and though not nearly
so sanguinary, it was of much longer duration
than that of any one or either Napoleon.
We came off vanquished 1"
CaT Pardon. Tho Danvillo American
says that an effort is making by some to
procure a pardon Tor Andrew McGinly, odw
under sentence of death, in the jail of Mon
tour county, but thinks the evidence of guilt
is bo clearly established, that tho safety of so
ciety and the security of human life demand
the execution of the law.
Democratic) Mass Meeting.
In ptirfluanceofneull mado by tha Standing Committee
of NurlluimbeiUind county, the mnut meeting of tlie Demo
cratic 1'nrty met ill Smbutv, on Sntimlnv, the t'tli hut.,
a-:U ehofethe Hon. WM. L. DKWAKT, I'reaident oixl
Vice I'reiidentflCieorge Uuktr, ol Miltun ; Henry Iteeder
of MeKweniville ; Kininuel Ztininermnn of Coiil ; KdwurU
Heh'cnatetnof Zerbc; 1 I. Caulof Cliilifl'iuaque ; George
Apaleyoi' Norlliumlierljiiid ; John Fnrnsvottti mi L'pper
Augusta; Christian Albert of Jnckaon ; Dr. It. Jl. l.iver
more of Trevorton : Cnnt. Hunaickerof l.evia; Dr. New
b'ikerof Lower Augu'tn ; ttnnon Campbell ot 3hainnkiu;
Dc. Chnrlea Weiser ol Lower .Muliunoy and l'eter Weikel
of Cameron.
Secretaries W. P Wil!n'n(Mnn of Bhnmokin Andrew
Foryiheof Trevorum; H. J. liaua of Trevorton andS.
Y bavitlge ot ulckweniville.
On the committeeof reanluliona were appointed Wm.b,
Helfenalcin, (ieorge Armstrong, Jena At. Bimpion, Leo
nurd Alleiinin, Christian Ycngtrr, J. Staimn, J. II. Iteeder.
Gen. J K. Clement had leave to read a ccminunication
from Churlea Hottenstiiie, Ksq., which, alter being lead, on
motion waa laid ou the tame.
The Committee on Resolutions, returned and reported
the fullowniff whn-h were unanimously adopted, including
an amendment offered by Henry Uonnel, Ksq.,
Resolved. That at this crisis in the history of the Repub
lic, wheu the fanaticism and sectionalism of Northern
abolition and of Southern aeccssiou threuteil to rend asun
der the Union, it behooves the Democratic Party to arouse
ilsell to a sense ot the impending danger anil ol uicir liigu
and sacred duty.
Kceolvco, That the late Charleston Convention in the
adoption ol the Cincinnati Platform proclaimed again the
true principles of the Democrutic Party, and those mem
bers iroia tbe rlate of Pennsylvania who voted for aud
sustained that Plulfo(m in that Convention, desclve our
thanks and our highest commendnlion, while those who
deserted and attempted to sacrilice it to the unjust demands
ol tiouiheru Uisuniomsts, deserve our strong aud unquuU
tied reprobation.
Resolved, That the Hon. STEPHEN A DOUGLASS,
huving received the inujority of the votes of the Charleston
Convention for the Presidency, ought to have teceived the
nomination, as he was by all former custom in Democratic
Conventions entitled to it, and as he waa aud unmistakably
is the choice of the great luusa of the Democratic Parly,
and Ameucnn people, uud he combines more and greater
elements of s'K-cess in the coming election, and of cxten
sive and enduring usefulness if elected, thun anv other
candidate. Not only as the representative man of the
gient north west; but as the wise ami courageous advocate
uf the best paohcation. Popular lovreiguty, which de
clares that the federal Constitution does not prohibit or
establish Slavery in the Territories the non-intervention
by Congiess and submits the question to be decided by a
vote ol the people of the Territories, which if luirly carried
out, Will forevei remove from the councils of the nation,
the distressing und unfortunate slavery discussions, so pro
ductiveof evil and ill. blood
Resolved, That the lute of the Morrill Bill, properly amend
ed, muy in the nearly eo,ual division of iu friends and us
opponents in the (senate, be made to depend upon one vote,
and that if the Vole and eflort of the Hon Stephen A.
Douglass can decide thequeslion, we are assured from the
long lite devotion to biscountryund the interests of work
jug cluises, thnt he will give Ins vote and his influence to
secure such Tann' to Pennsylvania as is now asked by
the united people of this Slate.
Resolved, That we heartily and cordially endorse the
nomination of the Hon HENRY D. t'OSTKR, whose
universally acknowledged persona! worth, and eupenor
abilities and long devotion to the great lunlf interests of
Pennsylvania, ensure us not only of his triumphant election,
but of a Stale administration, which will give still further
progress aud higher advance to the prosperity, and to the
lame of god old Pennsylvania.
Resolved, That we have noticed with much amazement
and regret the action of Chahlba Hottemstimk, Ksq , del
egate to the late Charleston Convention, aa sanctioning
doctrines adverse to the well established principlea of the
Democratic Puity as en nciatcd in the Cincinnati Platform,
in opposition to the convictions of the great lnaji rity of
the democratic parly of Northumberland couuly, ului hostile
to the best interests and tl.e piosperitv of the Union and
his action excites our surprise the more, as it stuuds in
opposition to that ot his distinguished co-delegate from
ekhu)lkill county, the Hon. F. Vv. llughra, who faithfully
and honorably supported the Cincinnati Platform through
out, and for those voles deserves our wannest commenda
tion. Resolved, That fully eonvinced from evidences that wa
cannot mistake, that the democratic voters of Norlhuinber
laudaud Schuylkill counties, earnestly desire the nomina
tion for the Presidency of the Hon. Stephen A. Dougluss
at the Baltimore Convention, therefore, iu this assembly
of the people, representing the democrulio par:y of Nor
thumberland ouunly, we expressly Instruct the two dele
gates from this district, Hon. K. V. Hughes and Charles
Hottenstine, Ksq.. to vote for and sustain the noiniuuliou uf
the Hon Slephell A. DiHiglasa.
Resolved, That if, as intimated, Charles Hottenstine,
Esq , should reluseto comply wiltithese instructions, we
hereby declare hui appointment revoked aud his place, lu
that eonveutiiNi vacant. Possessing and conliolting lh
sourceof the power by which Ins appointment was made,
we hereby uoininate and appoint Hon W. L. Dewart, aa
his successor, aud delegate to him aU tha power and au
thority of bis high trust.
Resolved, That a committee consisting of three persons,
viz: Robert Montgomery, 11. J. Reeder and KmauuelArt
man be appointed to cab uMin Mr. Hottenstine, and pre
sent o copy of the alMive resolution j and if Mr. Hotten
stine reiuses or hesiuites to comply, then to announce the
fucttothe Hon. Wan. L. Dewart, who will ou such an.
nouncetiient being made to him, at ouca proceed to occupy
the vucaut place of .Mr. Hottenstine.
The following amendment waa otTored by H. Donnelr
Resolved, That no man can obtain the vote of PennsyU
vani4 for President, who la not an unequivocal and firm
friond of full protection to American industry aguiuat
foreign labor rnud we request our Delegate to the National
Con vent urn at Haitimore to vote for no person who does
not plainly and distinctly so avow himself.
Speeches were made by Gen. Clement, Col. Cameton,
Messrs. Donuel, Withiugum and Helfenstein
The utmost huruiouy and enthusiasm prevailed through
out the meeting, and statements were made by the most
reliable meu from the different townships in the eounly,
that the decided andalmoat unanimous choice of tbe Dem
ocratic Parly of Northumberland county for the Presidency
is Hon. Stephen A Douglass.
(Signed by lbs Officers.)
Garibalfli'i Entrance into Palermo Confirmed.
Htad Quarter$ Established there,
II amfax, June I3.--Tbe Royal mail steam
ship Niagara, from Liverpool on June 2d,
bas arrived at tbii port.
Tha reported entrance of Garibaldi into
Palermo it fully confirmed by tbis arrival.
Garibaldi bad established bit headquarters
at Palermo after fierce combat tod bom
bardment both by tea and by land.
On tbe moment of bit success the populace
arose io bit favor, end captured tbe royal
palace from tbe troops, let it 00 fire tod de
stroyed it.
. The bombardment etill contioued.
Tbe reply of tbe Chinese government to tbe
English ultimatum, bad been published. It
rejects ell tbe proposition! ofiered by Kng-and-
y BcacTLfii.t. CotTf Mmtiwo. Tb !
following are the two principal resolution- .
passed at tbe Democratio mass meeting belJ !
at Pottsville, on the 4th Inst., in regard to
the Presidency and the course of Mr. Hughes,
at a delegate to the Charleston Convention.
Mr. Hottenstine, who with Mr. Heghei rep
resontt this district, is-not even named. Mr.
Hottenstine, it teeme, did not Tote wilb Mr.
Hughes, bot followed tbe lead of Senator
Bigler, even to the extent of supporting Mr.
Dayard't resolutions, which favor tbe re
opening of tbe foreign slave trade. He also
acted with Senator Bigler in favor of Be
ceeding with tbe Southern fire eaters from
tbe convention, and voted, we understand,
against the admission of reporters to note tbe
proceedings of the Pennsylvania delegation,
in caucus. Sorely no good Democrat need
be nshamod of having his actions published
to the world. Had Mr. Hottenstine simply
voted against Judge Douglas' nomination, as
Mr. Hogbes did, he might have been excusa
blo, but when he and a few other Northern
dough faces swallowed tbe nigger whole, wool
and all, even moderate Southern men revolted
at tbo spectacle :
Resolved, That the course of our distin
guished delegate, tbe Hon. F. W. Hughes,
to tbe National Democratic Convention at
Charleston, in voting for and sustaining the
principles of the party as enunciated in the
Cincinnati Platform, meets with our unquali
fied approbation. And we believe that all
his voles given in that Convention, were
prompted by a spirit of patriotism and pore
devotion to tbe union of these States and tbe
best interests of Pennsylvania.
Resolved, That the Hon. Stephen A. Dou
glas, by his long and constant public career,
and eminent services to the Democratic party,
is entitled to our highest admiration and re
spect, and we believe (without disparagement
to the claims of other eminent candidates)
that with him as the nominee of the Balti
more Convention, we would be more certain
to secure a triumph over tbe combined forces
of Black Republicanism, Abolitionists and
Disunionists, than with any other candidate.
To Kekp Flowers Fresh. It is said that
vases of (lowers will retain tboir beauty and
fragrance much longer if a little carbonate of
soda is dissolved in the water in which they
are placed. In tbis way flowers may be kept
fresh and sweet for a fortnight.
Mr. EniTon :
I wish to call your attention to a communi
cation which appeared in the "American" Inst
week, recommending me as a candidate for Pro
thonotory, subject to the decision of the Conven
tion of the People's Tarty. I am at a loss to know
what prompted "fchamokin," to send in Inis com
munication. Was it done in candor, or did some
one intend to play off a hoax, and thereby place
mo in an awkward position before some of my
friends 1 I will merely say, that if the writer
iuterded to hoax me thus, that I am able to take
care of myself. If his motives were pure he
should have consulted me. I therefore, emphati
cally, declare that I am no candidate fur the
aforesaid ofllcc. l)ut if my friends will nominate
and elect me to the office of Sheriff, I will most
cheerfully abide their decision, and accept the
office, and strive to discharge its duties faithfully.
Please, therefore, to strike out Protnonotary,
and insert (Sheriff.
Respectfully, Yours,
Elyaburg, June 13, 18G0.
Mr. Editob : Please announce to the readers
of your journal, that Shamokin township, pre
sents S. A. DEIIGSTRESSEU, Esq.. as a
suitable person for the office of SHERIFF,
Slc, subject to the decision of the Peoples'
County Convention. As our township is enti
tled to some consideration by the Peoples' Party,
wo hope that our claim for their votes in this
campaign will be remembered.
June 1C, 1800.
(For tbe Sunbcry American.)
Mr. Editor: It is time Northumberland
county should present the name of some
suitable person lor Mate fcenator. ibis
county has claims which the Democracy of
the district will not disregard, if a suitable
candidate is presented. Tbo importance of
being well and faithfully represented in the
State Senate is at all times desirable; it is
peculiarly so, when a United States Senator
is to bo elected. That is one of tbe most
honorable and important positions in the gift
of tbe people, and no man shonld bo placed
in it whose political creed is not such as haB
been adopted by tbe Democratio party who
cannot bo corrupted, and who is able to advo
cate such measures, as one calculated to
promote our country's best interests. Tbe
Hon. Oeorcb C. Welker, or Suubury, is fa
vorably known to tho Democracy or tbe dis
trict. I know of no one who wonld be a
more faithful representative ; no one whose
political record is more purely Democratic
Northumberland county it entitled to tbe
Senator, and wben a man so well qualified as
Judge Wri.ekr ia named, there should be no
serious objection made to bis nomination oy
npi mil? a '!
June 9,1860 3t
Ma. .Editor:
I observed in the last -Gazette" a com
munication recommending Col. James Cameron,
for Congress. We, in this neighborhood, fully
concur in the opinion, that Mr. Cameron would
make a strong man, in this district, where he is
well known for bis practical knowledge, and the
deep interest be takes in tha development of our
agricultnral and mineral resources. Mr. Cameron
is an old resident of this county, and bis interests
are necessarily the same as our own, and if nomi
nated, bis election is rendered almost certain.
May 0th 1860.
For the "Sunbury American."
H. B. Missr.R, Esq..,
We desire to recommend J. J. RF.I
MENSNYDER, Esq., as a suitable person for
nomination for Congress, in ibis county. He
will be an able standard-bearer, who can and
will, eloquently defend Democratic principles
Mr. Reimensnvder is aUo a practical farmer,
and understands thorouchlv the interests of la
boring men, and if elected, wilt do all in bis
power to protect their interests.
Msy 7th, I860. 3
Mr Editor :
Please annonnce to tbe readers of your
Journal, that while they are canvassing the
merits of the various gentleman named for
office of Sheriff, tbey should not forget that
Lower Mabaooy presents ber candidate, in
tbe person of I. 11. ItESSLKU, Esq., a
gentleman whose integrity, ability and fitoest
for tbe office, none who know bim will for a
moment donbt. At our township it entitled
to tome consideration by tbe People's party,
we hope tbat our claim for their votet in this
campaign will be remembered.
April, 9th 1860.
Sbamokin Coal Trade.
BmnoxiH, June 9, 1860.
ions. cwr.
Sent for the week ending Jeqe
VlO, 0,217 11
Per last Report,
Last year,
C0.782 IS
66,000 10
53,963 08
JI.037 02
The Northern Central Hallway.
The arrival of Tast'cnger Trains on the North
ern Central Rail ItoaJ from Sunbury, is aa fol
lows t
saaivAL. BiPARiuai.
Hail Train, North, 4,18 P. M, 4, MP. M.
" South, 0,80 AM, ,SUA.M.
Night Express, North, 12,0$ P. M., 18,10 P.M.
" " South, 10,38 P.M., 10,4a P.M.
Freight and Accom., North, e,40 A. M.
" " " Sonth, 6,13 P. M.
The Shamokin Valley anil Pottsville Railroad.
Passenger train leaves Sunbury at BOOAM
" " " Mt. Carmel, - 4.30 PM.
ROAD. The arrival and departure of Passenger Trains
from Northmbcrland i
Mail train 8oulh, anives at 9.40 A. M.
" ' North, leaves 4.50 A. M.
Ei. Freight. 8outh arrrives " 0.00
" " North, leaves ' 6.20 A.M.
Club. Our advertising columns contains
some testimonies to the value of the new
article known as "Spalding's Prepared Glue,"
useful to housekeeper for mending furniture.
It is prepared with chemicals, by which it is
kept in proper condition for immediate use,
the chemicals evaporating as soon as it it
applied, leaving the glue to harden. We can
assure our readers tbat tbis article has the
excellent phrenological quality of "large ad
hesiveness." From the Independent, New
York, July 28, 1859.
Ki.koant and Dcrari.b. The advent among
us of tbe Nipbonese Embassy has set people
to speculating npon the costumes worn by
different nations. Tbe straw sandals of the
orientals would be a poor protection against
our western snow storms, and their silk robes
and embroidered petticoats would not suit our
active go-ahead people. On the other hand
such elegants nd durable garments as are
mado at tbe Brown Stone Clothing ball of
Rockhill & Wilson, Nob. C03 and 605 Chest
nut street, above Sixth, are not only elegant,
comfortable and durable but tbey are admira
bly adapted to tbe climate and to tbe wants
of the people and tbe ago.
"We take great pleasure in recommending
the Mexican Mustang Liniment as a valuable
and indippensible article for Sprains, Sores,
Scratches or Uulds on Horses. Our men
have used it for severe Burns, Bruises, Sores,
Stiff Jointis and Rheumatic Pains, and at
sny it acts like magic. We use no other
Liniment. J. W. HEWITT,
Foreman Tor American, llarnden's end
Wells, Enrgo & Co's Express."
(jonllemen : "I had a negro man worth
$1.2(10 who took cold from a bad hurt, and
wus useless fur over oue year; I hud nsod
everything I could bear of without benefit,
until I tried the Mustang Liniment. Il bas
perfectly cured him, and I can now take tbe
above price for him. Respectfully yours.
Every Planter, Teamster and Family should
have this invaluublo article. Sold by all
respectable dealers everywhere
liAUNKS A: PARK., Proprietors New
Have now been before the public for f:ve years.
and have every whero won golden opinions from
the many thousands who have used them.
Simple, free from intricacy, technicality, or
danger, they have become the ready resource and
aid ol tho parent, traveller, nurse, or invalid, and
have become tbe family physician and medical
adviser of thousands of fa.nilies. No where have
they been tried without having been approved,
and their highest appreciation is among those
who havo known tucm longest, and moat inti
mately. N. 15 A full set of HUMPHREYS' HOME
OPATHIC SPECIFICS, with book of Dircc
tions, and twenty di lie rent ICemedies, in large
vials, morocco ense, $5 ; ditto, in plain case, $4 :
case of fifteen boxes, and Hook, $2. Single
boxes, 2.) cents and .i0 cents.
These Remedies, by the single box or case, are
sent by mail or express, free of charge, to any
address, on receipt of price. Address
No. 6U2 I) roadway, New York,
fold by A. W. FISHER. Agent.
(Sunbury, May 26, 18C0.
''Not daneetous to the Human Family.
"Huts come out of tlieir holes to die."
"COPTAR'S'' Rat Roach.&e., Etermmstr
l l l I A K IV Ilrd-bUf l .llermoiator
COSTARH" fclecliic 1'owder, lor Insects, Ao
Ruts Roaches M k-e Moles Giouml Mice Deil-Cucs
Ants Mollis Mosquitoes Fleas Insects on I'lants,
Fowls, Animals, ice , Ac in short, every funo and spe
cies of V Kit M I.N.
10 years established iu New i orfc City used bv the
City Fosr 0:hccs tbe City 1'risons mid Suition Houses
the City Steamers, lii.'a. tbe City Hotels. AHor,"
'ft. Nicholas," Ac uud by more Hum 0.11,000 private
IV Drufrc;ists and Retailers everywhere sell them.
I ? Whoicsule Agents in all the large Cities and Towns,
17" '. ' ' Kkwark ' ! ! of spurious imitations.
l"s?"SI, 00 Sample Boxes scut by Mail.
UsV" Address orders or for "Circular to Dealers" to
HF.NKY R. COSTAIt. Principal Depot.
ol2 Urnadivny, (oprmeile St. Nicholas Hotel,) N j.
April 2I,160,
no uy rnnj.u a UKA.t , cuur.
nibuiy, l'a.
Itcligious Notices.
Divine service vnll be held every Sabbath in this Bo
rough as follows :
PRF.SBYTK.RIAN CHURCH. North west corner o.
Blackberry and Deei streets, Rev. J. 1. KKAKno, lhistor
Uiviue service every Sabbath at 11 A. M. Prayer meet
ing on Thursday evening-. At Nortliumlierlund. in Old
School I'leehytcrian Church, at 3 o'clock, P. M., every
Sub! mtii.
corner of River and Blackberry streets, Rev. J. V. Stkin
metz, Pastoi Divine service, alternntely, every Sitblmlli
at 10 A. At. and 7 P. M. I'tayer jneeling ou Friday
street below S V.ft P. Rail Rood, Rev. P. Hizkr, Pastor
Divine service, alternately, every Snblsith at lu A. M. aud
7 P. M. Piaver meeting on Wednesday eveninir.
MF.THOD1ST Episcopal CHIRCH Dewberrv street
west of S. A K Rail lload, Itev. E. Hcri.Ka ana J P.
Swasoib, Pastors. Divine service, alternately, evervSab.
bath at H'j A.M. ami 7 1. Al. Prayer meeting 011 Thurs
day evening.
BAPTIST CHURCH. Fawn street, below S. V. P.
Railroad, Rev. A. J. Hai, Pastor. Preaching every al
ternate Sabbath at 3 o'clock, P. M. During the present
mouth as follows: tend and 4th Sabbaths. Lecture
every Thursday evening, at 7 o'clock.
On the 26th of April, by Rev. Jacob Miller,
Mr. Joux Towxsekd to Miss Mart Wink, of
Lower Augusta township.
In Danville, on tbe 5th Inst., by tbe Rev
A. B. Still. Mr. F. S. II. Fishkr, Jr. of
l'biladelphia and Mies Mary Margaret
Dkk.v, ol Danville.
On Thursday 7th inst., at tbe residence of
Major Josepb Ubodes. by tbe Itev. A. U
Dole, Mr. C. F. Hifp, aud Miss Elizabeth
b. Khodes, all or Milton.
Ia tbe Methodist Cbapel, LewUbarg,
Sunday eveninir, 27th nit., by lie v. J. W
Hedges, Mr. William Dbiesbacu and Miss
Carkib M. daughter of Dyers Ammon, all of
On tbe 24th nit., by tbe Rev. E. A. Auld.
Mr. Wm. J. M ooui b, of Ashland, to Miss
Valeria, daughter of Abraham 'front, of
Mineraville, bcboylkill county, l'a.
Id Northumberland, on tbe 23J nit., by
Rev. Mr. Frice, Mr. Clarkncb McAllisteb,
and M lei Ann Kuoap?, all of Nortbumber
Oo tha 24th ult.. by tha same, Mr. Srv
tester Friblev, of Muocy to Misa Liksv 1
cilenbeboer oi uloouisburg, l a.
Wheat. , S iO Butter, J to
Rye, 75 Eggs, U
Corn, 6 Tallow, . . . U
Oats. - . . 40 Lard, . 14
Buckwheat, 63 Pork, . .
Potatoes, lrewi, Ct
Sew Advertisements.
Choioest Styles
At tha renple's
JcC, &C, &.C., &C., W.
Largo Assortment is tmrivallcd,
ami will to sold
and every article WA RRANTED as rcrircsenteJ.
is invited to call and examine our HANDSOME
STOCK, and learn our list of Trices, from which?
no deviation will be made, knowing front experi
ence that the
ia the true mo,-!c t(
Wc shall continue to keep up our assortment
at all seasons of tho year, intwiluciiiR from time
to time, many novelties, and great bargains.
We return our thanks to the public for their
liberal patronage, and shall strive to merit a con
tinuance of the same.
Sunbury, Juno 11, 1SC0.
I tf' What the People sny, must be true, jst
The People sny, Bright & Son sell
their goota very cheap.
Tho People say, Bright & Son keep
almost every artiele of Merchandize.
The Teople say, Bright & Son have tho
best assortment in- town.
The Feople say, Bright & Son's store
is the place to get value for your
Tho People say, Bright & Son sell goocLs
to all at the same prices.
The Teople say, Bright & Son have tho
cheapest chocs in town.
The People say, Bright & Son have a
splendid stock ol lint.-;.
The Tcople say, Bright & Son haio
handsome Dress Ooods and soil them
very cheap.
Sunbury, June 1C. 1SC0.
l" 3 0 7 9 2
2 7 s r, 1 7 5
4 3 0 2 7 0
These figures are intended to draw
your attention to the important fuel, tli.it the
place whero you can get the most goods tor the
least money, is at tho One Price Store of
Sunbury, June 10, 1660.
1)0 YOU WISH ?
DO VOU Wtt-'h S hnililsilmo fflrnM t
Do you wish a durable Carpet !
uo iou wi.ii a cneap Carptt !
II so call at
Sunhury, June 16, 18C0.
riHE subscriber having opened in Thompson'
Brirk Building, Mill street, Danville, a laria
and complete stock of
comprising tbe best brands of Brandies, Gin, Old
Rye, Scotch and Trish Whiskey, Port, Sherry,
Madcria, Champagne and other M inis of all
grades, all of which will be sold Wholesale at
the lowest city prices. Tavern-keepers by buy
ing of us can save at least the freight.
Persons desirous of purchasing liquors for
may rely upon being furnished wilb a pure and
unadulterated article.
tV Being determined to establish a reputation
for selling cheap he respectfully solicits the pa
tronage of tbe public. All orders promptly at
tended to.
Danville, Jure 1G, 18U0.
Clavgujoqua, Ireland.
WANTED, information of either the widow
Catharine McGralh, niniJcn nme Kyte t
Rose Kyle. Supposed Io reri.le in Butl r county,
Pennsylvania. Any information concerning them
will be thankfully received by JoUn McKendrick,
Montreal, Canada.
June 10, 18U0. 6t
Notice to Bridge Builders.
SEALED Proposals will be received by the
undersigned on Tuesday the S6ih day of
JUNE, between the hours of 9 A M.,and 3 P.M.,
of that day at the Commissioners' office, in Sun
bury, Northumberland eonnly. for the building
of a Bridge acrcss Delaware Ran, in Delaware
township, near the house of William Pouyhcrty.
The bridge is to be a Stone Arch Bridge with a
span of 1 feet. Between the abutments, the
whole length of the wills across the stream, in
cluding wing walls, abutments and span 10 fret,
is to be 40 feet lonj each aiJe of uriclfe. Tha
top of bridge to be 1 3 feet w ide in the clear.
Specification will be exhibited ou tbe day or
letting for saiJ bridge.
Comn.issloner's ollice, )
8ur.bury, June 10, I860. J
FQR SALE au excellent second-hand Ceok
lug Stove, also several Cylinder C"d
tjtovee. I'.n.jiiiie ( (his ollice.

xml | txt