Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, March 1, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated March 1, 1861 Page 2
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BEDFORD GAZETTE. -BEDFOKD, Pa FRIDAY M AR. I, <SOI- B. F. Meyers, Editor and Proprietor j ATTENTION, CONTINENTALS. All persons belonging to tne new military corps of Bedford, entitled the "Coritineutals," and those who wish tojoin",-are hereby called meet at the Court House,-on Saturday, March I6lh, at 2 o'clock, P. M., lor drill. By order of the Captain. B. MIDDLETON, Drill Sergeant. Democratic State Convention. The representatives of the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, who met in Harrisburg on the 21st and 22d ult., struck the first effective blow in our good old Commonwealth, for ihe peaceful settlement of the deplorable difficulties between the South and the Republican party. Thev spoke out boldly and nobly in favor ol the equality ol the States and equal rights in the Territories. They resolved that so long as power could prevent it, no inter necine war should rage between the sections lor the extermination of brothers who dif fer from one another in nothing except the question', of the freedom, or slavery, of the negro. They resolved that no armed ag gression should ever be attempted upon the peo ple of the South, by the men who have inces smtly aggrieved them and stirred them up to mutiny. They resolved that the North should first "pull the beam out oi its own eye," before it should presume to extract the mote Irom the I tie eye ol the Souih. The Democracy of the State, by this action r.f the Convention, are once more re-united arid re-established. Two hundred and fitty thou sand voters, aye, if need be, two thirds ol the voters of the Commonwealth, will rally upon the platform adopted by the Convention, for the restoration of peace and unity to a distracted and divided country. The Democracy ol Pennsyl vania have taken up the gauntlet thrown down by the defiant Republican leaders, and have published to the world that they stand ready to burl back the dark cohorts of the North who seek to plunge the country into a bloody and desperate civil war. "The Union" is the motto ol the Democracy, but "Union ana Peace" is the watchword to which the Demo cratic masses will respond. The harmony and unanimity of the Conven- I ti >n is an auspicious augury for the future of i itie country. It is the clear and unmistakable j f.n eshadowing of the early redemption ol the- Keystone State from the misrule of Black Re- j publicanism. The Douglas men have forgotten their favorite in their devotion to the welfare of ihe country. The Breckinridge mn have buried their hostility to their fellow Democrats beneath the desire to bring back peace and prosperity to our endangered and unhappy country. ID future the Democracy of Pennsyl vania will make the language of the poet their motto, "Trust PO future bowe'er pUasant, the dead past bury its dead , Act, act ill the living present, Heart within and God o'erhead." Important Rumor. There is an unconfirmed rumor that John bell, ot Tennessee, John A. Gilmer, of North S'aroTina, and Simon Cameron, of this State, are to be of Mr. Lincoln's cabinet.— This report has thrown the "Republicans" into in agony ol disappointment. If it be true, we at readv, as should be all good citizens, fogive Mr. Lincoln all the praise due him for so dis creet a selection ofhis cabinft. -Broad Top Miner." We are in receipt of the first number ola new paper just started at Coalmont, Huntingdon r >., by A. Tyhurst. The typographical execu tion of the paper is excellent, and its editorials • ince consrdejpjile tact and ability. We wel come Mr. Tyhurst into the editorial fraternity, and hope that his enterprise may mevt with a bundant success. THE BEDFORD LYCF.UM will me t in the Court H .use on Saturday evening. Declaimer, S. L. Russell, Essayist, J. H. Filler. Question for de' ate . " Resolved , that in the event ot no i mpromise being effected, it is the duty ot the general government to acknowledge the inde n-ndence of the States which have established •Southern Confederacy." Aff., G. H. Spang, Neg ,0. H. Gailher. CCTM'he Tonnage Tax Bill hi passed second i< ding in tha Senate, and will dout less soon pass I'.i.aily. WH wilt publish the bill and vote upon it it an early day. Til© Starving Indians ATCHISON, Feb. 21.—A deputation from the i -tow-atomies, consisting of three chiefs, came :> yesterday, and applied tor relief lor their tribe. After sitting a tew moments in Gen. t'..uieroy's office, Tasssonibarre. a venerable i' tef, arose and said :—"We have heard that V"ii are a great (father of the whites. Will s n become a father to mv starving people.— : rvvo of my tribe are dead already, and many - in danger of starvation, if not immediately j supplied. Our wives and children were cry-; c j about us when we left. They said, if yon 1 .-.nine back empty we starve. The annuities ■ .have been cut of]—the traders wi!l # not send us •' >d for we have no money ; our horses and rat i!-are dying, and we have no seed to plant. , VVe left our home on Lake Michigan.— My wigwam stood where now is the great citv it Chicago. We were removed Ircm Council Siufis. Never in my life have seen such j iffering among my people. It you help us i .ve will live—if not we shall die." The chief is a fine locking Indian and speaks rWfitly, and with great emotion He repre sented that 250 of his tribe were in the most I Jesntote condition, which was corrobo*ated bv ' statements from that part ol the country Gen. Pomeroy loaded ten wagons for them w i.h provisions, which wH! last them till spring. Democratic State Convention. The Democratic Slate Convention assembled at Brant's l-Jail, in Harrisburg, on Thursday last, Feb. 21st at 3 o'clock, P. M. Ihe de liberations ot the Convention were opened with prnyer by Krv. Dr. JOHN VV. NEVLN, ol Lancaster. After some confusion Hon. H. D. FOSTER was unanimously elected President of the Convention. He was assisted by thirty three Vice Presidents ar.d as many Secretaries, among (he former ot which was the HON. | JOB MANN, of our county. On motion ot Hon. JOHN CESSNA, a committee on resolu tions was appointed, consisting olone Irom each Senatorial district and chosen by the delegates from such district. The Convention was then addressed in a very able manner by Messrs. WirTE, FOSTER, SJOTT, of Huntingdon, Dr. NEVIN and others. The Convention then adjourned to meet the nest day at half past nine o'clock. The Convention having re-assembled, on'mo tion the Farewell Address ot Washington was read bv one of the clerks. The Committee on resolutions then maJe, through their Chairman, JUDGE LEWIS, the subjoined report, which was ado ted amid the most uproarious and bois terous applause. After speeches by .Messrs. SHANNON and Dr. KEYSER, of Pittsburg, YAUX, of Philadelphia, and CESSNA, of Bad ford, the Convention adjourned. The follow ing are the resolutions : lie-solved, That the States ol this Union are sovereign and independent over every subject not surrendered to the control of the Federal Government, and they have no i ight to mter feie with each other's domestic institutions, but are bound bv the Constitution ot the Uni ted States to protect and defend them against domestic lnsuirection as well as foreign inva sion. Resolved , That the Union of the States was founded by the wisdom of our patriotic ances tors— is sanctioned by the experience of our whole political existence, and has secured to lis unexampled prosperity at home and respect ü broad. The Democratic party will cling to it as the last hope of freedom, and as the great ex periment in self-government, which is to light the nations of the earth to liberty and indepen dence. | Reso ved , That the Democratic party possesses j the recuperative power which nothing but in- I tegrity can give, and is determined to sacrifice I on the altar ol patriotism all individual interests • and past dissensions, and unite as a band of brothers to rescue the country from the control jof those who are seeking its destruction : that j this country, with the best form of government ! that ever was devised, is surrounded with dan gers and difficulties which threaten its very ex i istence ; and vet the Republican party refuse | all reasonable terms o! compromise, and their leader on his way to take possession oi the Gov \ ernment, seemingly satisfied with the disastrous ! culmination ol his "irrepressible conflict," de clares "there is nothing going wrong." Resolved, That the people of the Southern States contributed their exertions and treasure in the acquisition of the territories equally with | those of the other States, and that the principle which recognizes the equal rights ot all the I States to the same, is founded on the clearest e j quity and supported by the decision of the high j est court ol the country. It ought, therefore, to be sustained by every law-abiding citizen, un til a satisfactory dividing line can be settled by an amendment of the Constitution. Resolved, That every State is bound by the l Constitution of the United States to aid in de | llivenng up fugitive slaves to their owners, and all legislation which withholds ssen aid or | throws obstacles in the way, is unconstitutional and should be repealed, and suitable enactments substituted in accordance with the fedeiai du ties of the respective Slates. Resolved, That the resolutions offered in the j United States Senate by the patriotic Senator ; from Kentucky, and known as the Crittenden j plan of compromise, present a satisfactory basis tor the adjustment of our difficulties. The measures therein specified are wise, just and I honorable—calculated to end the present deplo j table agitation and prevent forever its recur ; rence. We commend this plan or something ; similar to all patriots, men of business, working ! men, political parties, to the people everywhere i and we call upon all who love their whole country and desire to preserve it, to rally to such p?a r j of compromise and carry it through, i Reso'ved, That we will, by all proper and le -1 gicimate means, oppose, discountenance, and | prevent any attempt on the part of the Repub j iicans in power to make any armed aggression I upon the Southern States ; especially so long as laws contravening their rights shalj remain un repealed on the statute books of Northern States and so long as the just demands of the South shall continue to be unrecognized by the Re : publican majorities in those States, and unse ctned by proper amendatory explanations of i the Constitution. Resolved , That in the dignified and prudent reserve of the southern border States, and in their conciliating! overtures, we rpcognize the same patriotic purposes which animated the Fathers of the Republic; and that an appeal to the people of Pennsylvania will manifest their hearty concurrence in all reasonable and con stitutional measures for the preservation of the Union, consistently with the rights of all the States. Resolved, That the conduct of the present Governor of Pennsylvania, in confining exclu sively his selection of Commissioners to the* Peace Conference to the Republican partv, and excluding 230,000 freemen of Pennsylvania Irom any representation in that body, was the act of a pariizan, and not of a patriot. Resolved , That we are in favor of the imme diate repeal of the 95th and 9iiih sections of the Penal Gode of Pennsylvania except so far as relates to the crime ot kidnapping—because said sections stand in the way of a strict. enforce ment of the fugitive slave law. CONFESSION OF A MURDERER.—A physician named Rowe, about a vear ago was murdered near Oxford, Ind., and his body found conceal ed in -i swamp. Last week George W. King, a hotei keeper, with whom Rowe boauled, was arrested and confessed that he and two other men, named James Rogers and H. Haggett, committed the deed and robbed him ot §2,000 which they had previously ascertained he had in his possession. Rogers is in custody but Maggeti is still at large. Rowe had resided a! Oxford but a short time previous to his death. A mail driver was murdered about the same lime, and the parties ar? also suspected of the depd. FROM WASHINGTON CITY. THE PEACE CONFERENCE. Suilfka Departure of Mr- Lincoln for Washington. [Special Dispatch to the bulletin.] WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—1n ihe Peace Con ference this morning, Mr. Chase, of Ohio, ort-ied a startling proposition tc the following effect : That whereas, it is inexpedient to proceed i in the consideration of the grave matters in | voiced in the resolutions of th* State of Virgi j nia calling this Conference together, until all ' the States have participated in its proceedings, ! and until ample tune is afforded for delibera- I tion among all the delegates : ■ Therefore resolved, that the Convention ad- I journ to meet again on Thursday, the 4-th of i April, and that the President of the Conven i tion be requested to address letters to the Gov ! ernors o! the several States, urging them to j appoint Commissioners to this Conference, to i meet at that time. I The resolution led to an exciting and earnest debate, and there i a prospect that it may be ! carried. Mr. Van Wyck, upon whose lite an attempt : was made on Thusriay night, is lying !in a somewhat dangerous condition from the | wound he received, | At nine o'clock this morning the j was called loan extraordinary session. Cue of j of the members says the business U'as most im ! portarit. tome ol the members of the Virginia delega ' (ton in Congress, lately addre.-'s-d an iin ! portarit letter to Postmaster Genera! King j demanding to know why they were ' not consulted before he presumed to remove the I route agents in Virginia, who had left their i duties to aid the secession movement. Mr. I King sent them a reply that is said to have j been perfectly withering. [•SECOND DESPATCH.J ; WASHINGTON. Feb. 23.—At noon, to-day, ! fbe peopl- in the Capitol got news of Mr. Lio | coin's unexpected arrival in Washington, Mris morning. Up to that tune few people in the j city knew ot it. All sorts of speculations we'e set afloat as to ! its cause. One report is that General Scott j telegraphed to kirn to come immediately.— i Another is that he was sent for because yester ■ day there was a chance ol the adoption of the | modified Guthrie plan in the Peace Con ; ference, and that his presence imperatively de i manded, either to sustain the straight ovt Rfc publicans, or to go in lor a compromise. Mr. Lincoln occupied a high berth in a sleep j ing car, so that eveo people'on the same train J did not know he was on board. He was met ; at the station by a few friends who were in the | secret, and was driven immediately to lodgings j al Willard's Hotel. Soon alter lie arrived IIP retired to rest for a short time. Among the -3rliest callers on him were Mr. Washburn, of Illinois, and Mr. Se-* ward. Soon after it became known that he was in town, the beople began to flock towards Wil lard's, ami it became necessary to engage a i number of policemen in the lower halls of the i hotel. The crowd increases as the news spreads i through the city ; but at this time (12* o'clock) | hundreds aie still incredulous about Old Abe's i being here. Air. Van Wyck is not any better. The ob j ject ot the attempted assassination could nol[have j been robbery, as nothing was taken Itom him. > Some skilful detective oflcers, of | on the track of the assassins, and it is strongly ; intimated that three other members have been i picked out for similar attempts. A good deal ! | of excitement is caused by this affair. [THIRD DESPATCH.] WASIIINGTON, Feb. 23. 1 P. M .—Vice President Hamlin arrived here early this mor ning, Laving con e on from New York by fast evening's train, without stopping on the wav. He visited both Houses of Congress this mor ning and was warmly welcomed by his friends. The Pennsylvania delegation in the House have been in conterence on the -Tariff bill.— Some of the members said that while they would oppose the warehousing system and the tea and coffee duty, they would fchange their vi-*ws rather than send tbe bill to a Committee of Conference. JOURNEY OF THE PRESIDENT ELECT. SUDDEN DEPARTURE FOR WASHINGTON. HARRJSBURG, Feb. 23. —The people of Har risburg Were astonished this morning by the an nouncement that Mr. Lincoln had started for Washington, at three o'clock this morning, having received despatches requiring his im mediate presence in Washington. Madame Rumor is as busy as usual. Some say there was a plot to assassinate him on his passage through Baltimore, but such a tiling is not believed. ARRIVAL AT BALTIMORE. BALTIMORE, Feb. 23. —Mr. Lincoln arrived here at b o'clock this morning, incog, and proceeded direct to Washington. His family and the remainder of the party will airive at I o'clock this afternoon. Much excitement has bee t cccas'oned bv tins sudden move. UJ^Reduced Rates of Letter Postage t Sar dinia, via I'remeujor Hamburg Mails.—The sin gle rate of letter pos'age between the United States and the Kingdom ot Sardinia, via Bre men or Hamburg mails, has been reduced from thirty to twenty-three cents, pre-pavment be ing optional, as heretofore. This reduced rate of twenty-three cents is the result of a reduc tion of the Sardinian and Swiss postage upon American correspondence conveyed by the Breto n or Hamburg mails, and goes into op eration immediately. The newspaper postage to Sardinia, via Bremen or Hamburg mails, is lour cents, prepayment required. This, how ever, does not include any Sardinian postage, but is the United States, German and Swiss pos tage only. DEATH OF AN AGED PATRIOT. —The venera ble John johnson, of Ohio, whose arrival in this city was mentioned in December last, we re gret to learn, was found dead in his bed at the Clay Hoti-e yesterday morning. He was ono of ihe companions of the immortal Daniel Boone, and when the remains of that celebra ted pioneer were a few years ago removed and consigned to a final resting-place, the Legisla ture of Kentucky sent for Mr. Johnson, to act as one of the pall-bearers, and follow him to his last grave..— Washington Intelligpnctr- Proceedings or the llenioeraiic Stale Convention. HARRISRURG, FEB. 21, IStil. I he Democratic State Con vent too assembled in Grant's Hall. Long before the hour o! meet ing, immense Huongs were seen wending their way towards the above named place, among which were recognised many of the most prom inent citizens of the Stale. Hon. VVrn. H. Welsh, Chairman ot the State Executive Committee, called the Convention 10 order at 3 o'clock. Mr. t.'arrigan moved that the Rev. Dr. Nevin ot Lancaster be invited to ujien Hie Convention

with prayer. Agr<-ed to. Dr. iNevin delivered a fervent and impressive piayer, in which he dwelt with much leeling on the distracted state of the country. Mr. Welsh read the call under which the Convention had assembled. Mr. John Cessna, of Bedford, proposed the name ol Hon. J. W. Mayriard ot Lycoming, lor ten |iorary Chairman ol the Convention. Mr. John Cress well proposed the name of Hon. C eorge Sanderson, of Lancaster. Mr. Ira C. Mitchell proposed the name of Jacob Ziegier, Esq., of Butler county. A discussion took* place as to the proper mode of choosing the temporary Chairman. Mr. Cessna offered the loliowirg resolu tion : Resolved, That the Chairman of the Slate Executive Committee fappoirit two tellers ; which tellers so appointed, shall make out a roll of the delegates duly elected lu this Con vention, and shall proceed to call said roll ol delegates ; each of whom, as his name is called snail indicate his desire for temporary Chair man of the Convention. No delegate whose right to a seat is contested shall be permitted to vote for temporary Chairman, and the tellers shall notdeclaie any person elected until said person shall have received at least two hun dred votes, unless otherwise declared by this body. After some further discussion, Judge Shan • non proposed that Hon. Henry D. Foster be j declared, by acclamation, the permanent Cbair j man of the Convention. This was received i with wild shouts ofaye, a: dhe 'a 3 unanimous- J ly declared the choice of the Convention. G.-n. Foster, upon taking the chair, said : Gentlemen of the Convention, I return vou i my most sincere thanks for the high honor you j have conferred in selecting me to preside over j the deliberations ot so respectable an assemblage las the one before me. 1 must confess that, knowing so little of parliamentary rules, it will : be almost impossible for me to discharge the du jties incumbent upon me without your kind in j duigence. [shall endeavor, however, to do ; what is right, but I am sorry you did not select j a more competent presiding officer. It requires jof me no lengthy speech at this time in the : discussion of the causes that have almost irre . parably dissevered our glorious country ; a state jof affairs brought about, not by any action of ours, nevertheless, we must lend our hearts and hands to repair and perpetuate it. Let us prove to the world, so far as it is in our power to con tribute to such an end, this government foun ded upon Democratic principles, shall contin ue to exist in unity and harmony. [Applause.J f again thank you for the partiality shown in calling me to preside over your delibera tions. Mr. Ira C. Mitchell proposed that J. R. Hun j ter, of Allegheny, and C. VV. Carrigan, of Phil adelphia, be appointed temporary Secretaries of the Convention. Agreed to. Dr. Zulich moved that a committee of five be appointed or. credentials. Not agreed to. Mr. Cessna said, we are all of one mind, and atLcamf here for or/e purpose. He hoped that i the Con vent ion would organize without contu | sion. lie therefore moved that the ternnorarv Secretaries read the iist of delegates. Agreed to. Mr. Carrigan proceeded to read the list of delegates. Mr. Ira C. Mitchell moved that a committee o! seven be appointed on contested seats. A greed to. Mr. Cassidy moved to except Irrin the ope ration of the rule the contested seats in the 3.1 District of Philadelphia, as he was satisfied that | they could be settled between themselves. A • greed to. j Mr. Cessna offered fhe following resolutions, which were adopted : Resolved, That in order to effect a perma | uent organization of this Convention, a commit ! lee of thirty-three shall b" appointed to report j to the Convention f>r its approval Vice Presi- I dents ar.d Secretaries ; said committee to be se | lected by the delegates resident within the lim j its of each senatorial district, who shall select a | member or members horn their own number e ijuat in number to the number of Senators to which such district shall be entitled, and re port their several selections to the Conven tion. Resolved . That a committee of thirty-three UP appointed to report to this Convention reso lutions expressive of the views and opinions thereof—that said committee shall be selected by the delegates resident within the limits of each Senatorial district who shall select a mem ber or members equal in number of Senator* to which such district shall be entitled, and report their selections to the Convention. Said com mittee so selected shall elect its own chairman, j and to this commi tee shall be referredjall re;olu- ! tions that may be introduced into the Gonven- j tion, without amendment or debate. The President of the Convention annbunced j the following gentlemen a.? the Committee on contested seats : Ira C. Mitchell, S. B. Hayes, J. A. Gibson, Michael Mylert, b. M. Zulich, Jacob Turney and John W. Maynard. Mr. Mead moved that two doorkeepers b? appointed. Agreed to. He then moved that John Farrell and JamesC. Whalley be appoin ted. Carried. A motion was made to take e. recess for fif teen minutes. Mr. Cessna opposed the motion, and moved that the Convention adjourn. Not agreed to. Mr. Kerr renewed the motion to adjourn for fifteen minutes. Carried. The recess having expired, the committees of two from each Senatorial District on organiza tion and resolutions were announced. Mr. Josirh Randall moved to accept Hon. Wm. H. YVilte as a substitute for Mr. Frank P. Magee. Mr. Cassidy opposed the motion. Removed to refer the matter to the delegates from Mr. Magee's district. He said that Mr. Witte did not live in the district. Mr. Ca-rigan said that Mr. Magee was the only power to make a substitute, as the Conven tion had nothing to do with it. Mr. Samuel Randall said that Mr. Cassidav i occupied a seat in the last National Convention and represented a district in whicji he did not live. Mr. CressweJl moved that the question he re ferred to the Committee on Credentials. A | greed to. i'he Convention thereu|>oii adjour.ied until { hall-past 7 o'clock. EVINING SESSION. The Convention re-assembled at half-past 7 o'clock. Mr. Ira C. Mitchell, from the Committee on Credentials, unanimously re|>orteil in favor ol Hon. Wm. 11. Witte as a substitute for Frank I'. Magee. This was received with applause. They also reported in the case of the contes ted election in Cambria county, against Rich ard White and his colleagues, and m favor of the admission of Hubert L. Johnson and col leagues. In the case ol the Sixth Representa tive Dotrict of Philadelphia, they reported ad versely to Charles L. Wolf, and in favor ot the admission of George G. Thomas, upon a certiti j cate dated the Ctii of November, listiO. Mr. J. A. Marshall moved to amend the re | port of the committee as to the Sixtii District by j inserting the name of Mr. Wolf m place ot Mr. , Thomas. Mr. Wolf said he had no notice that his seat j was contested. Mr. J. Hamilton said the proper organs in | Philadelphia had decided the claims of Mr. i'tgpmas to he invalid, anij had ordered the e | lection under which Mr. Wolf claimed the i sea*. The amendment was adopted, and \lc. VVoll was admitted to his seat. The Committee on Permanent Organization r-ported the following gentlemen as Vice Pre sidents and Secretaries ol the Convention : VICE PRESIDENTS —Henry Gildea, Richard Ludlow, Hugh Clark, Hon. George S. L"iper, Gen. John H. Hubbard, Richardson L. Wright, General Joseph Moirisou, James T. Aloretat-ad, Col. Daniel Small, E. W. Hamlin, M. C. Tyler Gen. W. S. R ass, A. M. Benton, Hon. Isaac Sienker, Hon. Win. L. Dewart, Hon. Ephraim Banks, A. W. Loo mis, Rev. John VV. Nevin, Dr. Isaac Wiuless, Peter Alclutyre, Hon. Jas. Nil!, Hon. Job Marin, James T. Leonard, Hon. Jam<"B Clark, Col. A. Manchester, Samuel Mc- Kee,'Joseph R. Hunter, Wm. Hirst, Hon. M. C. Trout, Charles E. Taylor and Patrick Carr. SECRETARIES. —Josiah Randall, George W. Irvin, Edmund Buckley, S. Morton Zulicb, Dr. J. Stewart Leech, George R. Clark, VV. VV. H. Davis, Morton Fry, Charles Ke.-sler, W. H. Gallagher, John De Voting, E. Ferguson, Col. M. Hammond, J. J. Woreline, Henrv C. Par son*, Johu Cummings, John B. MacAlester, S. T. M'Adam, Samuel H. Reynolds, Dr. E. I Haldemau, Henry Latimer, James B. Sansorn, John Porter, James Louther, Jarnes A. Getty, Joseph G. Kichey, James B. Barr, John Sill, : Jacob Zeigler, William M'Knight, J. Dennis i James, R. J. Nicholson. Judge Shannon made an eloquent speech, in > which he counseled that we should listen to ! the words of wisdom from the lips ol' the gray | haired fatheis of the party. Mr. Stokes obtained the floor, when the Cons- I mittee ot Thirty-three on Resolutions were al j lowed to retire to consult together. Air. Jacob Ziegier moved that all resolutions be handed over to the Committee on Resolutions without reading. Adopted. Mr. Cresswell moved that Hon. Wm. H. W itte be invited to address the Convention.— Carried unanimously. Mr. Witte was conducted to the stand a midst much applause. He alluded to the pe culiar circumstances under which be entered the Convention, and said that it was the first time that he was ever in a Convention. He stated that he had a clear right to be on this floor, and if he had not he would not be here. Philadelphia was one Senatorial District, divi ded in'o I >ur sub-divisions. He denounced the introduction of mere technical objections as ' foreign to the subject. Mr. Witte said this was no time for the grat ifi a'ion of mere political ambition or personal feeling. He looked back reverently upon the ' time when men were brought together in assetn | which were not more important than th * present to the people of Pennsylvania. fie dwelt upon the fact that Abolitionism was introduced into this country by an Eng lishman, Wiloerforce. He traced the history of the Democratic party in eloquent and glow ing language. Mr. Witte, in closing his remarks, paid a j mosCglowing tribute to the Uuion. He said I that the Keystone of the Federal arch was dis turbed in its setting, although for many j years the extension ot the arch bv the admis sion of new States, had disturbed neither its symmetry nor weakened its strength—now it i had ceased to perloim its (unction—the ce ! ment is crumbling, and tbe arch is broken. God grant that it mat' be renewed, and the stone itself be more-firmly set in the brotherhood and fraternity of the people—in the equality of the States—and in the permanency and integrity of a re-const re cted Federal. Union. May God consecrate the work. Mr. VVitte was frequently interrupted with boisterous applause. Mr. Foster followed Mr. Witte. He was received with three cheers. He said we owe a duty to the party to to which webelong —that party is the party of the country. The Republican party could not to-d3y administer ; the affairs ol the government on the priucipl~s ! 'aid down in the Chicago platform. He sain that Abraham Lincoln had carried Pennsvlva ! ma by the misrepresentations ol the .Republi can party : that he had been held up as the ; man for thern on the tariff question, and he yet declared in Pittsburg, that he knew nothing about it, but that lie would study it so as to be able to understand it. He also referred to his declaration, that there was nothing going wrong and nobody was hurt, while the whole country was ringing with the cries of distressed suffering operatives. Seven States gone from the Confederacy and an extraordinary Peace Conference assembled in VVashigton to prevent eight others tioni following. He continued at length in the most pungent review of Mr. Lincoln and his party, and closed in a strain of eloqnence and lofty pa triotism that called forth the loudest demonstra tions of applause. He was followed by the Rev. Dr. Nevin, of Lancaster, who made a soul-stirring appeal to the patriotism of the Convention, and called upon them to set their faces against the shed ding of fratprnai blood ,and to demand that peace and good will should be their chosen weapons for procuring the Nation's salvation. The Convention then adjourned to meet on Friday morning at 6 o'clock. SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, Feb. 22 The Convention was called to oidpr at 9 o'- , tlock by the President, and the Rw. Di. -Vv„ ; invoked the blessing of God upon .heir delibera' I Fi r v * :i Adtir ™ ° <^orge VV ashmgt,*, was read by Mr. Jacob Z.egler . Hon. Ellis Lewi* .*n por**!*! 0 r*d ,b, : r•solutions winch were agreed upon bv the Committee .if wluch he wa ,i " was chairman and .winch are n.venm another column, after tie ; adoption ot which the Convention adjourned WASHLMITOVS BIRTHDAY AT NEW YORK. NEW YORK, Feb 22.— The weather „ ci „ a! I and mild, and the streets are thronged witb peo ! p!e. Tlie.ohservaoce ol the day has not been I so general lor many yeats. At sunrise this morning salutes were fired at ; various points, and at noon a grand salute 0 f | five hundred guns was fired from the battery. ! by order of the Governor. The military assembled on Broadway and Fourteenth street, and were reviewed by Gov Morgan at two o'clock. There was also to be a number of civic cele brations. But little business is being transacted ! There is no corn nor provision market, ami pri ces are generally without quotable change. AT BALTIMORE. BALTIMORE, Feb. 22. —The day is generally kept as a holiday. At the Washington Monu ment a flag was hoisted at daylight this morn ing. Large vases, decorated with greens and brilliant flowers, are placed at the base of the Monument, and a band of music is in atten dance. The military are parading the streets, which are thronged with people. AT WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22—This is a general holiday. All the Government and municipal offices are closed. The military display is large ami imposing. National flags are flving in ail directions. The weather is very pleasant. A salute of thirty-four guns—one for each State is being tired. The Federal troops, in the aTternoon, para ded apart fiom the District military in detached bodies, and not en masse as was contemplated by the official programme, there having been a countermand ol orders in the premises' The Flying Artillery, in detachments, fired salutes in three different parts of the city. AT CINCINNATI. CINCINNATI, Feb. 22—Washington's Birth day is being celebrated on a grand scale. The weather is fine, and the streets thronged with people. At sunrise national salutes were fired, and aU the church and fire bells in the city rung. The newspaper offices and all the as well as numerous private buildings, are decora ted with flags. The military display was magnificent, all the companies parading with full ranks, accompa nied by the entire police department. Aii along the line of the procession the streets were densely thronged. There will be a grand Union banquet given to-night, at the Burnet House. AT RICHMOND. RICHMOND, Feb. 22.—The anniversary was well celebrated in this city. A full national salute was fired. The military paraded and the national flag was displayed liberally. There was a general holiday among the peo ple. AT PITTSBURG. PITTSBURG, Feb. 22.—Washington's Birth da* was celebrated to-day with universal spirit and enthusiasm. The military ot this city and the vicinity, had an imposing parade, and the s'reefs.we're crowded. There are many strangers in town. A number ot business tiousps were closed, and all the public and several piivaie buildings were decorated with flags. A grand civil and military bail to-nwht is the finale. AT LOUISVILLE, KY. LOUISVILLE, Feb. 22. —T0-day's celebration was a most enthusiastic one. The ceremony of ra Ling "the stars and stripes" over the Court House, by the iadies, at three o'clock this afternoon, was witnessed bv the largest crowd ever gathered in Kentucky". A salute was simultaneously fired bv the Ai ullery Corps, and the "Star Spangled Banner" sung by an immense number of voices. An eloquent address was delivered by James Speed, Esq. The military, in lull ranis, turned out, ma king an imposing display. Most of the stores were closed, and business was geuetally suspended during the day. AT CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Feb 22.—The whole people were out to-day in their majesty, celebrating the day with the greatest enthusiasm. It exceeds any demonstration ever made here. Hells are ring ing, cannon firing, at.d the voice of the whole city responds with patriotic devotion to the Farewell Address of the Father of our com mon Country. A meeting was held at the Wigwam, over which Judge Drummond presided. Patriotic addresses were made by Judge Drurr.mmd, G v. McCommas, and Judge Knox, and (lie "Star paneled Banner" was sung hy the masses at the close with a will. A Gin:. HORRIBLY MANGLED BY AD *O A gtri twelve years of "age, daughter of David Kingsbury, of Dudley, Mass., went to the house of a neighbor on Monday night of last week, to Jay with the servant girl in the absence of the family. As she was about entering the door of the house, she was attacked bv a fierce watch dog, who seized her, threw her down and mangled her horribly. Her face and fore head were terribly lacerated, the flesh being completely torn to sh-eds, and it was only with (id.iculty that the brute was removed. Her injuries are of so serious a nature that it is doubtful whether she will recover. A YOUNG LADY SHOT WITH AN AIR-GCN.—A very queer accident happened in New Haver., Conn., on Sunday afternoon,jto Miss Susan A. I horpe, a private school tiacher in B. M. Por ter's family. While she was returning from church, she was shot with a bullet in the left ankle. The ball perforated a rubber boot,- An/. :n consequence of the circuitous course it fol lowed around the bone, it was not deemed ad visable by the doctor to extract it. No refKirt was heard by either Miss T. o- those accompa nying her, and the accident is supposed to have been the result of some careless person ex perimenting with an air-gun.