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*' WN Weaver Proprietor.] VOLUME 3. THE STAR OF THE NORTH lsjnMiahed every Thursday Morning, by R. W. WEAVER. OFFICE—Up stairs in the New Brick building on the south side of Main street, third square beluw Market. TERMS TWO Dollars per annum, if paid within six months from the time of subscri bine - two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription received for a less period than six months: no disconj tinuance permittecf until all arrearages are paid, unless at tho option of the editors. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one square, will be inserted three times for one dollar, and twenty-five cents for each additional insertion A liberal discount will be made to those who ad vertise by the year. , From the Pcnnsylvanian. Democratic 'Judicial State Conven tion. HARUISDURO, June 11th. Tlie Democratic State Convention, to nominate candidates for Judges of the Su preme Court, met this morning at 10 o'clock in the Hall of the House.of Representatives, and immediately organized. JANES M. PORTER, of Northampton, was on motion of Mr. Cessna, unanimously ap pointed temporary Chairman. B E. CHAIN, of Montgomery; S. L. YOUNG, of Berks; R. B. ROBERT, of Allegheny, and R. A. LAMBERTON, of Dauphin were on mo lion appointed Secretaries to the temporary organization. Mr. M. B. Lowry moved to call the list of , undisputed delegates, so as to get a correct j list, and proceed to the consideration of dis- j puted seats. Agreed to The list was ac cordingly called by the Chairman, and cor rected by the Secretaries. [The Convention not having decided all the contesting claims, tne list is too incomplete to publish.] Mr. Whallon, of Erie, moved the follow- j ing resolution? Resakcd, That this Convention proceed j now to decide the contested seats in the fol- j lowing order: First taking up the districts in | which the number of delegates is greatest, and proceeding in that order until ail dis- 1 tricts are disposed of having more than one C delegate; and then in geographical order with the single seats, beg nning at the north east and proceeding westward. Mr. Lowry moved to amend to take tip J contested seats in alphabetical order. Mr. Cessna moved to amend the amend- . ment so as to provide that tho contested seats be taken up, the largest districts first, j and then the single seats in alphabetical | order. j jvi r . yvtialton'i motion no am0,.U.l by Mr. . Cessna was adopted. The Convention then • took up the Philadelpnia County case. On motion of Mr. Cess l a the Convention adop ted the Rules (so far as applicable) of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Mr. Stokes moved that the credentials of the Philadelphia County Delegates bojead, which was agreed to and done. Mr. Lamberton of Dauphin, moved to ad mit the Delegates elected by the Convention of which Wm. Curtis was President. At the suggestion of Mr. Lowry and others, ihe Convention agreed to hear one delegate from each side. Mr Small desired to know if there was any rule of precedence. The Chair said, the gentleman first addressing the chair was , in order, and declared Mr. Small entitled to the floor. Mr. Small gave way to Mr. Rhey, who moved to limit the specters to half an hour each. Mr Wilson moved MZamend so as to make the limit an hour!*" Mr. Crisswell, of moved to amend the to make the limit forty minutes Mr. Wilmot tho first speaker half an hour, hour, and then give tho first speaker aflpilitional half an hour to roply. '* l Amendment to the amendment negatived. Amendment carried. The Resolution as amended was adopted, and one speaker from each ride was allow ed one hour to state his case Mr. Small then proceeded to state tho case of the contestants. Ho was followed by Mr. Brightley, let tho regular Delegates. Mr. Small replied, and was repeatedly ruled out of order by the Chair for irrelevancy Mr. Cameron moved for the appointmen tof a committee to investigate and report whether either set of claimants is onlitlcd, and if either, which set. The motion was stated by the Chair, and debated by Mr. Strong against, Mr. Burnside in favor, and Mi. Hirst against' Mr. Hickman moved to amend Mr. Cam eron's motion so as to provide for a Comoiit leo to which to refer all contested scats.— Amendment ruled out of order. Mr. Rhey objected to all committees, as the Convention had already deteimined by resolution, to deoide for themselves. Two hours had been already consumed in hear ing the case. The Convention had it—and | should not put it in a shape to consume more time, which a reference to a Conven- 1 tion would be sure to do. Mr. Lowry spoke in favor of the Com mittee, as it is stated that but 40 Delegates wero present when the regular Delegates were elected, which should be investigated. Mr. Stokes argued against the committee, stating that the best evidenee in regard to numbers was the certificate of the officers. \ Mr. Rbey spoke ajgainst the Committee. I Gen. A. Porter Wilson spoke agaiust the \ Committee. \ Mr. Cameron addressed the Convention in 1 favor of the Committee. 1 Mr. Hirst, in reply to tho statement ol Mr. \ Small, that when ho passed tho Convention BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY,,P.A.#IRHURSI>AY, JUNE 19, 1851, in tho evening, there were but 40 persons piesent, elated the conclusive fact that the Judicial delegates were elected in the niurning. Mr. Cessna called the attention of the del egates to the state of the question. The question on the motion to refer the subject to a committee, was negatived. Th*e question then recurred on admitting the following delegates from Philadelphia county : Stephen D. Anderson, Joseph Col lins, Levi Foulkrod, John Oakford, F. C- Brightly, Wm. Byerly, Joseph I.ippincolt, James McClaskey, Daniel M. Fox, John Cummings, Henry M. Nixon, Jno. J. Meany, Jos. M. Uilterson and Anthony M. Felton, and was decided in the afTumative without calling yeas and nays. The above gentle men were accordingly admitted. The Convention then proceeded to con sider the Lancaster contest. The credentials were read. The question at issue was the same as that at the Reading Convention, | viz: Whether the County Committee which j called the County Convention which met in I March 1851, was regularly authorized to act for the Democracy of Lancaster when that Convention wus called; and which the Read ing Convention decided in the affirmative. Mr. Wilmot moved to admit Wm. Hamil ton, Walter G. Evans, Jonas Eby, Ilenry Shaffiier, and Joseph M. Watts. Mr. Cessna moved to amend by inserting the names of Geo. Sanderson, David Laird, Henry E. Leaman, John S. Dougherty, and Andrew Leader. The same manner of proceeding as was observed in the Philadelphia case was or dere I for this. Mr. Hirst, here, by general consent moved that the hour of adjournment of the morning session should be one o'clock, and that the hour of meeting of the afternoon session should be three o'clock, which motion was adopted. Mr. Reynolds then proceeded to state the case of the Sanderson delegation. Mr Amwake stated the case of the con testing delegates. * While Mr. Amwake was speaking the hour of one arrived, when the Convention adjourned until three o'clock. AFTERNOON SESSION.—The Convention re assembled at 8 o'clock, when Mi. Amwake resumed his remarks urging the claims of himself and colleagues to a seat in the Con vention. Mr. Reynolds replied at considerable length to Mr. Am wake's argument. Hon. Davi.l Witmnl llinn ml.lroasml the Convention against the admission of the Fordney delegates. lie entered into a lengthy detail of the difficulties of tho party. Mr. Wballon followed on the other side Col. S. W. Black then look the floor, and made an eloquent, able, good-humored and witty speech, in reply to Mr. Wilmot, going into his difficulties rather minutely. Mr. Wilmot then again spoke at consider able length. In the course of his remarks ho declared his determination to support the Reading nomination for Governor and Canal Commissioner, although he said he said he could not give in his adhesion to all the re solutions passed by that Convention. The vote on the contested seats from Lan caster was then taken, and the Fordney, or Anti-Fiazer delegates, wero admitted by a vote of 85 to 30. On motion the Convention proceeded to the considetation of the contested seats from Bucks County, but before coming to a de cision, tho Convention adjourned until 8 o'clock, P. M. EVENING SESSION.—The Convention upon re-assembling at 8 o'clock, resumed the con sideration of the matter of contested seats. The contested seats fiom Bucks county being before tho Convention, Mr. Wright advocated at some length tho claims of the Vansanl set, and Mr. Fox was heard.on the other/ide. | After much discussion, Messrs. Charles ] E. Debois, Charles W. Everhart,,Edward J. Fox, and Wm. Kinsey, were admitted by a vote of 63 to 55. They are uninstructed. The Conveition then proceeded to the consideration of the contest for the seat for the 16th Senatorial District. Mr. Petriken moved to admit E. H Baldy, as Senatorial delegate from that District. Mr. Cessna moved to amend, so as to ad mit Wesley Roat. A motion was made by Mr. Strong to ad journ which was negatived. The clerks proceeded to read the creden tials of the claimant and contestant. Mr. Wright, of Luzerne, stated tho ca|e of Mr. Roat. Mr. Baldy stated his own case. The Speakers having on motion been limited to 15 minutes each, Mr. Baldy was, by leavo of the Convention, allowed extra time. A motion to adjourn was put and nega tived. Mr. Wright, of Luzerno, resumed his ar ! gument in favor of Mr. Roat. A motion to adjourn was put and nega tived. Mr. Wright concluded the argument on the question. 1 The previous question was called and sus tained. The question on the amendment to admit Wesley Roat was agreed to, and the motion as amended adopted. One or two other contested seats of little importance were disposed of, and the con vention at a few minutes past to o'clock, adjourned until to-morrow. * There is a strong feeling m the convention in favor of the Hon. James Campbell. SECOND DAY. HARRIBBURO, June 12, 1851 The Convention assembled at 8 o'clock) and proceeded to the consideration of the dispute tor the seat ot Mr. Jacoby of Mont gomery. Adam Hurst claimed tbe seat and present ed a certificate of substitution signed by the other delegates. John B. Sterigere claimed also ; having a letter of sucstitution from Mr. Jacoby. A motion to admit Mr. Hurst was follow ed by an amendment to admit Mr. Sterigere. The disputants were on motion, limited to 15 minutes each. Mr. Sterigere stated his case and argued that in this case, the Delegate alone is en titled to appoint the substitute, such has been the praotice of Montgomery for 20 years. Mr. Rich of Montgomery, argued that the rest of the Delegates of Montgomery 1 had the right to substitute for, the absentee. | Mr- Thomas followed for Mr. Hurst. ( Mr. Sterigere rejoined. Mr. Chain advocated the Claim of Mr. Hurst. On the question on the amendment to ad mit Mr. Sterigere, the yeas and nays were called—and resulted as follows: YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Aril, Bailey, Black, Blnckmore, Brewer, Brightly, Brunner, Burke, Byerly, Cessna, Chase, Col lins, Cooper, Crawford, Crisswell, Cum mings, Cunningham, Dougherty, Eldrefl, Felton, Flood, Foster, Foulkrod, Fox, Ful ton, Geiger, Gibson, Gioninger, Glossbrener, Hastings, Haviland, Hirst, Hopkins, Hugus, Jackson, Kscrcher, Keenan, D. Laird, Lead er, Lee, Leet, Leidy, I.ippincolt, Longen ecker, M'Cartney, McClaskey, M'Clean, M'Donald, M'Farland, M'Kibben, Mann, Maxwell, Meany, Miller, Nicholson, Nixon, Oakford, Petriken, Plumer, W A Porter, Reeder, Reynolds, Rhey, Ritlerson, Roat, Roberts, Sample, Sanderson, Shannon. Stiod grass, Stable, Stokes, Trout, Wallace, Wat son, Weidman, Wilkins, Wballon, Wilmot, Wilson, Wright—B3. NAYS.—Messrs. Banks, Bredin, Burnside, Cameron, Chain, Clark, Coleman, Culler, Dimmick, Dubois, Everhart, Fetter, E J Fox, Hegms, Heister, Kerr (Allegheny,) Kerr (Cumberland,) Kinsey, Krick, 11 P Laird, R A Lamberton, Lowry, Madfarlane. Mercur, Packer, J M Porter, Rich, W Y Roberts, Stehley, Strong, Thomas, Wood- j ward, Worthiugton, S 1. Young—36. The motion as amended was adopted. 8o : Mr. Sterigere look his seat. The Convention then took up the Juniata contest. Mr. Petriken moved for the admission of Mr. Shriner. Mr. Keenan moved an amendment for the admission of Mr. Hench. Tho creden- I'-*" —---A "-J" •"■- J *' 1 ■- ers limited to 15 minutes each. Mr. Hench, of Juniata, opened the case in his own behalf. Mr. Shriner, ol Union, followed, stating his claim. The question was then taken on the amendment to admit Mr. Hench. The yeas and nays were called, and re sulted as follows: YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Ard, Baily, Banks, Black, Blackinore, Breden, Brewer, Bruner, Burke, Burnside, Byerly, Cameron, Chase, Clark, Coleman, Crawford, Cunning ham, Dimmick, Dubois, Ebangh, Everhart, Fetter, Foster, Fox, Fulton, Glossbrenner, Guernsey, Hastings, Hegins, Heister, W L Hirst, Hugus, Kaercher, W Kerr, (Allegheny) Ketr, (Cumberland) Kinsey, D Laird, R A I-amberlon, Leader, Lee, Leidy, M'Donald, Macfurlaue, M'Farland, M'Kibben, Mann, Maxwell, Maynard, Miller, Nill, Nixon, Ookford, Plumer, Porter, Reynolds, Rhey, Roat, Roberts,-Sample, Sanderson, Shannon, Smitn, Slahle, Titehley, Strong, Thomas, Trout, Watson, Weidman, Whallon, Wil kins, Wilson. Wright, S L Young—B3. NAYS—Anderson, Brightly, Cessna, Col lins, Cooper, Cummings, Cutler, Eldred, Felton, Flood, Foulkrod, Fox, Haviland, Jackson, Krick, H P Laird, W H Lamberton, Leet, Lippireolt, Longenecker, Lowry, M'Claskey, Meany, Murcer, Petriken, Reed er, Riiterson, R B Roberts, Salmon Stokes, Wallace, Wilmot, Woodward—34. The motion as amended was agreed to, ! and Mr. Hench admitted. \ Mr. Hirst, from the Committee on oflicors, i reported the following: OFFICERS OF THE CONVENTION. President— WlLLlAM WILKINS. Vice Presidents. James M Porter, Simon Cameron, T J P Stokes, Francis Cooper, S D Anderson, Levi Foulkrod, J M Rittersoti, Israel Thomas, Jesse Young, C W Everhart, N D Strong, N W Sample, C D Gioninger, James Nill, Asa Parker, Thomas P Potts, Paul Leidy, James Burnside, A Porter Wilson. John R Shannon, E B Chose, Timothy Ives, Aruolu Plumer, Murray Whallon, j James Keenan, W Kerr, James A Gibson, Wm Hopkins, James Lee, J W Fulton, W H Miller, Job Mann, Jos B Ard, H P Laird. F B Kaercher, Secretaries. John M B Petriken, John Hickman, j James I, Reynolds, Wm A Wallace, ' Henry J Staho, John Oakford. | W T H Pauley, The report as read was adopted, and tho j gentlemen named declared officers of the i convention. They then assumed their po sitions. Judge Wilkins was welcomed to the chair by the retiring chairman, Mr. Porter, who said he was glad to resign it to snch able hands, and still more gladly, as it was not the first lime he bad done so. The Convention greeted the appearance of the venerable chairman with great applause, which he acknowledged, together with the honor done him in making him chairman. His address occupied some some firteen minutes in delivering, aud excepting bis de claration of thanks, was entirely on the sub jects of the solemnity and importance of the i occasion for which they were assembled. 1 The venprable appearance of the chairman, Truth and Right—God and onr Conntryi (he profund respect universally entertained for hie character and abilities, and his words of advice and warning made a deep impres sion on the Convention. He said : "I may be permitted D say a word as to the importance and solemnity of this occa sion. 1 confess that when I approach tho duty devolving upon us, lam frightened and awed at its momentous importance. We are called upon, in accordance with the provis ions of an amendment ID the Constitution, to designate the individuals, fori firmly be lieve they whom we designate will be elect ed, who ehall occupy the Supreme Bench of the Stale of Pennsylvania. And here it be comes us to reflect upon the nature of this highest department in the government. It may be styled an oligarchy—an aristocracy —so illimitable is its power. They can, by their decisions, nullify the combined action of the Legislative and tho Executive power, and upon them devolves the construction of our Constitution. "If evil-disposed or incompetent men were selected, no one could foretell the ruinous and disastrous consequences. The new Court might, indfced, chatfgo-aklhe rules re lating even to real estate. It might by its npts carry ruin and devastation to tho fire side of every citizen, and there would be no remedy—no power to correct its mistakes or abuses. The Supreme Court of the United States had but a limited jurisdiction over the authority of tho higher State Courts, and rarely disturbed their decisions. "And here, disclaiming all presumption, and tiirewiug all assurance bjhind me, per mit me to say the word—beware—take care that we make such selections as will meet the approval o! the people, and secure the same unanimity out of doors that we have among ourselves. Let us do nothing to di minish the enthusiasm and approbation which has came up from all portions of the State to endorse the nominees of the Read ing nomination. "I may say that it has been a matter of regret and surprise to me, that those who had the preparation and maturing of the amendment to the Constitution which pro vides for the election of Judges by the peo ple, should have left the (election of the Chief Justice to a lottery instead of the peo ple. (Concluded on 2d Fage.) COL- BLACK'S LETTER. Tlip following is the letter of Col. Samuel \V. Black which wasjaid before the Reading Convention : TITTSBCRO, May 27, 1851. GENTLEMEN:—The nomination of Col. Biglcr by the Convention, is already an ascertained certainty. The purpose of this letter is to request that you will depart from your instructions, and not name me as a candidate for the of fice -of Governor. Concert of thought and unanimity in ' the j evening of nreoaration, gives goudlj prom >se ol 5-graiTous diy tn ztemm.' i,ot not me be an obstacle in the way of -ported harmo ny, but rather let us rejoice that we in the West can minister to the triumph of the par ty that knows no section in State or Coun try. If I did not believe that the entire nation was interested in our success at the State election, I might not be so earnest at tho first of the fight: but Ido believe that the security of the Union depends upon the is sue of Pennsylvania, and therefore, "in my heart ot hearts," feel most anxious. Governor Johnston, against whdm and towards whom I never have, and never will employ an unkind word, has dedicated Him self to a re-election. His resources are nei ther few nor feeble. Suppose he succeeds, it is a declaration on the part of Pennsylva nia that she is determined to disturb the measures of conciliation and compromise which have put past troubles to sleep. To these measures the Democratic party is so far committed on the other side. Let the centre of the Union shake the Union, ami what becomes of tho trembling branches of the tree ? . , , i 1 do not belong to the school of secure ' sinners, who do not think there is any need of alarm, because danger does not thunder daily at our doors Nor do I admire the blind bravery of men who will not look at perils because, like a pursued ostrich, they hide their head in the sand : but I do admire those who, calculating not the value of the Union but the danger of it, endeavor, by wise and just moans, to still the atorm be fore It breaks upon the bet hopes of tho true heart —And they are to_ be the more admired because the storm breaks and wastes itself upon them, and not upon their cour.- try. The peace of the Union lias been troub led, and may be troubled again. Let us, not by hollow professions, but by acts of fi ! delity and firmness, be true to every sever i al right the Constitution gives to tevery sev : oral section of the country. Then we are ! Americans and worthy of the name. ; You will excuse me for running into this > earnest expression, but I feel it all and can ! not keep from saying it. I consider the I American Union ihe greatest human insti tution thst was ever formed, and next to tho | christian religion, the greatest blessing our , misfortunes have ever met, to make easier ! the burdens of a weary lite, and I regard i even the danger of its dissolution a sa dis aster most deeply to be deplored. We can groan and sweat without much agony, tinder the load of life's sorrows, so long as we have a country. But take that away and we have no heart .for anything, and no manhood to meet anything. When the Moselle exploded some years ago, on the Ohio river, the arms, legs, with the heads and hearts of men were seen fly ing through the. air. That was very like a Unien exploded, dismembered and destroy ed. The more horrible after ha destr ictron, because of its beauty before. It is impossible not to' love the thought and the man who made the thought, as well expressed as this: ''The States of the Union, distinct as the billows, and one like the Sea." And may we not add : the waves of the sea roll in their appropriate spheres, wrapping themselves daily and nightly around each oth er, and are broken only when driven against the rock or the shore. Tho wisdom of our farhers rising from the mighty deep of the spectral past, beseeches us to avoid the breakers which they carefully and safely shunneJ. Very truly, SAMUEL W. BLACK. New Law for the Itegistation ot Illrths ) Mnrringcs and Deaths. Whereas, From the death of witnesses, and from other causes, it has often been found difficult to prove tho marriages, birth or death of persons, whereby the rights of many persons have been sacrificed, and great wrfings have been done. And whereas, important truths deeply af fecting tho physical welfare of mankind, are to be drawn from the number of marri ages, births, or deaths, that during a term of J years may be contracted, or may occur within the limits of an extensive Common wealth. Therefore : SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the first day of July next, each register of wills in the several counties of this State, shall be supplied with separate books, in which he shall register, in the manner hereinafter directed, the mar riages which may have been contracted, and the births and deaths which may have occurred within his county. SECTION 2. That it shall bo the duty of every clergyman, alderman, justice of the peace, clerk or keeper of the records of the religious Society of Friends, whom any marriage inay hereafter bo solemnized or contracted, to return the same under oath or affirmation in the form of a certificate, duly signed by the person so certifying to the re gister of the count* in Which such marriage shall have been solemnized or contracted, which said record and certificate shall set forth tbe full name of tho husband, his oc cupation and the name of his place of birth, and residence, the full name of the wife previously to file said marriage, tho names ol the parents of said l.usband, and of the parents of said wife, alsb the * colors of the parties, and the time and place were such marriage was contracted, and if pronounced 3y any clergyman or orhor person as afore said- the place of residence ot such person. SECTIONS. It shall be the duty of every physician, midwife, or other person under whose care a birth shall hereafter take place to make at once a record of such birth in a book to be kept for the purpose, and to re turn the same duly signed by him or her in the form ol a certificate, to the register of the oounty in which such birth shall have taken place, in the mamer, and within the period directed by the second section of this act, which said record and certificate shall set forth the full name of such child, if any name should have been conferred, its sex, color, and whether bdrn quick, or dead, the full name as well as occupation of its pa rent ot parents ; and for better identifiction, the full name previously to the marriege of tbe mother of such child, the day, hour, and place in, and at which such birth oc curred, and any circumstances connected with such birth that may be deemed of in terest. In case suoh birth shall have occur red without Ihe snperintennence of any person, and should 110 physician or other person be in attendance upon the parent im mediately thereafter, it shall then become the duty of the parent of parents of the child, to return the same to tho register in the manner, form, and within the period above required. SECTION 4. surgeon, or other person, heroaftor be in at tendance al the period of the death of any individual dying within this Stato, shall make at once a record of such death in n book to be kept by him for the purpose, and shall return the same duly signed in the form of a certificate, to the register of the county in which such individual may have resided et the rime of death, in the manner and within the period directed in the second section of this act, which record and certifi cate shall snt torth the full name, sex, and color of the person deceased, and his or her age, as nearly as the same can be ascertain ed ; also the name of his or her parents, tho occttpatioD, place fterm of rosidence if a sojourner or foreigner,) tho period, place and cause of death, name of burial ground in which interred, and if married at the time of death, the name of tho husband or wife, as the case may be. And no person having tho charge as sexton, or otherwise of any vault or burying ground, shall inter, or pormit or cause to bo interred the dead body of any person in such vault or burying grdund, without first procuring a copy of such record duly certified as aforesaid by the person who made it; and, further, no sexton or other'person shall inter within this State, the dead body of any person who may have died beyond its limits unless tho same, having been previously buried with out lite State, shall bo removed here for re interment without first procuring a certificate iu the form above set forth, which certifi cate in cither case as aforesaid whon obtain ed he shall sign, and before the expiration of thirty days from the time at which he may have received it, shall return tho same to (he register aforesaid. Whon any person shall have died without . the attendance of any physician, surgeon^ or other persons es aforesaid, the coronet or two responsible inmates of, or neighbors to the house at which sgch death occurred, shall furnish such sexton or other person as ' aforesaid, with a certificate similar to that above sot forth, and every physician, coro ner, or other person, who shall neglect or refuse to furnish the certificate required by this flection, aud every sexton or other per son having the care or superintendence cf any vault or burial ground, who shall neg lect to procure such certificate as aforesaid, or having procured it, shall neglect or refuse to return it as aforesaiJ, shall each for every such neglect or refusal, forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars, which sum shall be recoverable as debts of the like are recover able by any ilorson who may sue for the same. All certificates or returns required by this act, shall be signed by the parties so certifying. SECTION 5. Tliir act shall not be cOnsttiltJd ' to prevont the registry of uny marriage con tracted, or birth or death happening, previ ously to its passage, within the limits of ibis State ; nor of the marriage, birth, or death of any person or persons who may havo married, been born, or may have died else where, bit who were the child or children of citizenr of this State ; nor ot any mar riage contracted previously or subsequent ly to the passing of this act, in any other part of these United States or their territories : Provided, Either of the parties married werC permanently residing in this State at (he time, or at such time previously to such marriage : snch registrations, shall be in the form nlready prescribed, and shall bo kept apart from current registrations, and in sep arate books, as is already required in the case of other ragistrations, but shall be em braced in the general indox. Tho proof of eveiy such marriage shall be as follows, to wit: in the case of a marriage by the per son who pronounced It, or it such proof on -not be made, or the marriage shall have been contracted according to the manner of the religions society of Friends, then it shall be made bj- some one, who was present thereat: in the case of a birth, by some one who haii actual knowledge offlte peri od at which such person was born, or ot his or ; and in the case of a death by some one who actually saw such person dead, or who has actual knowledge of the fact. Such proof shall be under oath or affirmation, and shall be in its character sat isfactory to the register: Provided further, That should any person feel aggrieved at the decision of the register aforesaid, he or sho or as the ease maa D, the next triend, of the representative of the person on whose benalf such application is made, shall have the right of an appeal to the orphans' court of the proper county, in which case the tes timony so taken shall be sent up with ap peal to the said court by tho said register, accompanied by a written statement of his for rejecting it as insufficient. SECTION 6. That no letters of administra tion or letters testamentary shall be gran tad by any register upon the estate or effects of any person, or if granted shall be valid, until the death of such person shall be duly certi fied to the said register, in order that the same may be duly registered according to lbs forms and provisions of this aet, o strictly or as strictly in compliance therewith, as it may bo in the power of the party so to do. SECTION 7. That no appointment of any guardian to the person or estate of any mi nor, by any orphans' court within this state shall be valid, until the date of the birth of such minor, and the date of the death as well as the name of his or her parent or pa rents shall be duly registered according to the provisions of this act, or as strictly as the same dan bo complied with, unless from the death of any witness, or from some oth er cause deemed sufficient, upon strict in vestigation by the said court, such proof can ndt be made or cannot at any time be con veniently made, in which latter case it shall be made as soon as it may be practicable. Vanity's Victim. The master-passion in tho breast of Mr. James Cox, which "like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest," is vanity. Cox con ceits that he is a particulaily handsome fel low, and he loves, above all things, to em bellish his person with every description of finery. His fingers are covered with copper rings, and his bosom with pinch-back chains; but, with all this, jifnrhy la a wretchedly shabby loafer; for his clothes are in such a sad condition that a fag carpet weaver could hardly be induced to make a bid for them. I Yesterday, on some pretence or other, Mr 1 Cox visited a hotel in Third street, and pas sing up stairs to the room of a lodger on the third floor, he overhauled a trunk, took out a complete suit, tho property of the absent lodger, and rigged himself out from head to foot. Had he then walked off, ho might have escaped with his booty, but Mr. Jimmy Cox must needs stop before a glass to ad mire himself, and here ho remained for twenty minutes, pothaps, "primping," as the country gals call it; that is, making ex pefimontal faces and trying the qffect of va rious attitudes and gestures. "Just this way," said Jimmy, speaking to himself, or his In flected image in tho mirror, "Just this way I'd look, if I were about to address a young lady at s bait and ask for the houor of taking a hop with her. Just so I'd look when she blushed and curchy'd, to signify that ray wish was granted. Then I'd look this way when T led her to Iter seat and squeezed her hand as I set her down along side of her mammy " At this nick of time, tho land- [Two Dollars per Annum* NUMBER 21. lord of the hotel entered Ihe chamber, un perceived by Jemmy, who went on with hie pleasing soiiloquy. "Just so I'll look when the old wmnau asks me to come aud soe them the next morning. Here'* the way I'll look when I ask tbe old peoplo's consent, after I've popped the question to the young 'un. This is the way I'll look whon her dad tells me that her fortune i just forty thousand dollars, besides spending money. This ie the way I'll look when we're standing beforn the preacher and ho asks mo whether I'll take her for better or worse." "And how will you look, you rascal," roared out the landlord, as he caught the paralyzed Jimmy by the collar ; how will you look when you stand before the Mayor and he aeks you how you come to steal all Jack Henderson' Sunday clothes?" Alas!— Jimmy looked chop-fallen enough when the landlord's question was realized. He was committed to answer for the larceny, and his case is a sad warning, not only to them who steal clothes, but to them also who are inclined too spend too much of their precious time before tbe looking glass. [Pennsylvania. THRILLING APPEAL. BY J. O. TAYLOR. i Men of wealth of learning, pour instruc tion upon the jjeads of the people—yoil owe them that baptism. Look at that boy in the [gutter! hatless, shoeless, ho is a part our king, and a part of our sovereignty. Should he not receive a soveriegn's education ? : should he not be prepared for Ihe throne i our institutions have given to him? There i 6 a gem in every human form—let the dia mond be polished, and it will shine in truth and beauty. Teach and habituate the people to make a right to use of the facul ties which God has given to them, and than trust them fearlessly to themselses. "UnoduoaiuH mind is uneducated vice." for God made him to know. He ia the creature of instruction ; for in right educa -1 tien there is a difine alchemy which turn* all the baser part of man's nature into gold. We are told by the ancients, that as soon as (lie first rsya of thO morning sun fell np : on tbe statue of Memnon, it sent up music. It after the first rays of knowledge fall upon : man that his nature discourses harmony—all : before is the darkness ot barbarism. All can see that wickedness leads td mis ery, yet very few find out that which is equally certain, that ignorance leads to mis eri, and misery to wickedness. Dr. John son was once asked, "who is the most mis erable men V— and th" '"ply of tho sege was, "That man who cannot read on a rai ny day." Tbe writer was once passing through a park, and saw nailed to one of the trees this warning : "All dugs found in this park will be shot." A friend who was with us remarked, "Unless dogs can read they are pretty badly off here." Now God has not only wriiten His laws upon the trees, but in tbe stars, and in the flowers ! Hie laws are about us and beneath us, on our right hand and on oilr left; and if a man is not able to read, he is pretty badly off here. A maxim of more truth and force than any other 1 ever remember to havo seen, was thrown out by a british statesman, a m\o V*IAO in learning* wnn vivid, vdiicii nnd phiiosiphical, and who in conversation threw out more gems, sparkling and brilliant as they came, than any other man of his age. His profound apothegm was, that "Education is the cheap defence of Nations,'' aod if 1 might put a truism by the side of this r would say it is cneaper to educate the infant mind than to suppdrt the aged criminal. Yes, bestnw the peace on tbe common schools, and save the pounds on prisons. " I'he ignorant child, left to grow up in darkening intd the deeper ignorance of man hood, with all its jealousios and narrow mindedness, and its superstitions, and its penury of enjoyments ; poor, amid the in tellectual and moral riches of the nniverse ; blind, in this splendid temple which God has liahted up, and famishing, amid the pro fusion of Omnipotence." "Oh, wee for those who trample on the mind, That fvaiful thing! They know not whst they do Nor whot they deal with— To lay rudo hands upon God's mysteries there." AN OI.D "revolutiouer" says, that of all the solemn hours he ever saw, that occupied in going home one dark night from the wid ow Bean's attei beidg told by her daughter Sully that h needn't oome again, was tha most so. m*" A young lady recently from ono of those institutions where the 'solid branches' are taught, and exact accuracy inculcated as one of the cardinal virtues, while looking upon a sea-scene by rnoon light, exclaimed : 'What a magnificent wator-aoapa !' C?" Ladies sleeves are now made so tight as to prevent die dear creatures from laugh ing in them. ELIZA COOK says, truly, in her journal, that "thoso who aro honest, because it is tho best policy, are half way to being rogues." HT A country Court Lawyer, not a hun dred miles from 'down cast,' asked a wit ness if lie had any actual knowledge of tho location, on the face ol the earth, ol tha lines of a certain lot of land : 'Oh, yes, Squire, I have perused thoso lines very often 1 S-A v.—lf the ladies had votaa how long would it be before a bill would be enacted compelling men to go home to their wives every night before ten o'clock ?