Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, May 08, 1844, Image 2

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• Poi Tics Pre Ht
Pabject to dewu n oft NatitnialConlention.l
- Etas's- fir ?mid
. . Wrrso HiCaan
1. George F. Lehman,
Christiatt Hue*.
3. William H. Smith.
4. John Hill, (Phila.)
- 5. Samuel B. L*.h.
6. Samuel Camp:,
• 7. Jesse Sharpe.
8. N. W. Sample.
9: Wm. Heitlertrieh.
10. Ceara& Shimer.
Stephen Baldy.
12. Jomth Brewster., •
For llovtrnor,
For. Canal Copmissioner, •
Organize! Organize: 01Fganlie!
We are glad to perceive that .the de
mocracy o(Bradford County, are organ
izing themselves for, the campaign which
'is approaching. In our last paper we
published the proceedings of ineetidgs
for the purpose of organizing Democrat
ic Associations in this borough and the
township of Monroe. The .democracy
of Smithfield ever indomitable and true,
have for some time enjoyed the benefits
of such an organization, and we trust
the democrats of evety township will see
the necessity of preparing. for the great
coon hunt," which takes place this
We have`the same anscrupulous, un
ptincipled,- and Wiley foe to contend
against *now, as we had in 1840; we hive
the same.,:acenes of buffoonery
,and rib
aldry reenacted by a party who rally
round - a name, and bow to men instead
of !principles. We have now the same
desperatidtt, displayed by men eager for
the spoils, and no means, however unho-
will be spared to elevate Henry Clay
the political gambler, and the brokeh
down candidate, upon whbui therPeople
have more than once set the seal of their
condemnation, to the Presidency of the
United States.
We would,earnestly enforce upon the
democrats Tot this county the'necessity of
organization. 'These meetings are pro•
dactive of much good. They are as
semblages of the people, exchanging
views upon the great questions of nation
al interest,- and serve in a high degree to
convince the unstable and waveriiii,.and
to' enlighten those whose chances for
information are small. Democracy seeks
no concealment.: Her principles ;and
her, profession's stand upon their °wit
merits, and invite and seek inspection
and discussion. Let them be 'thorough
ly promulgated through the length and
breadth of-the I dd, and' understood, and
no dpliger can be entertained of their suc
cess. And the most efficient manner in
which to do this is bymeans of associa
tions, to give a uraity to the party, and
an' antidote to the vile whig slanders
which are finding their way-into every,
nook and Corner of our land under the
frank of Whig members of Congress.
Let us . shield ourselies with our princi-
'ples; and in presenting sober and calm
( reason, against the orgies and millineries
of whigery—with their live coon, gau
dy banners, and negro songs. -There:
be but little doubt Qf our success with an
; ntelligent, sober aM patriotic Atnerican
- .
VINGINLiI ELEcnort.—The returns
from this state show rather a favorable re
sult for the irbigs. 'The;election was for
two members of congress and for members
of the Legislature. From Gilmer's dis
trict, a whig %ember ot . Cohgress is elec
ted, and' frith Wise's district, it is believ
ed pe.dernncrata have been s;:ccessful.
The-result ftvat. part . of the - state i t : the
election' of 47 Whig delegates to 30 demo
ciats. We see nothing
,in the general
result: whi4h indicates anything like a
political change in tte state:
MAN SHOTO-11. Luny roan named GEM
Kane ryas shot in the
,city of.Pittsburg,
on Monday, 29th ult. by i•baker named
Wro. - .leSiOnsy is the eause.--,
No'hoims areientertainaof the recovery
of Kane.
This law which bore a falshocid on its
face,_ Was oric of ranslinv of ishiggery,
°PMthe strentit 4 - 1i 4 4e4 sympathy
without -
measure, aid hopes terdee with
'l/Jsiretity, urcre expressed . for the poor
and oppmssed debtors of the lava. The
pitiful, doleful, whining Lucent:Aims of
whig orators in 1840, on the ciatardion of
unfortunate debtors; and the certain re
lief of a bankrupt law, ;were practiced
too successfully of ,the unsuspecting, un
friended and unfortimate debtor. ' ' 1
In April 1840.. Mr. Webster, front the
judiciary committee, in the Senate, re
ported a bankrupt law ; the object of
which, at the time . , was to give assurance
of what. Might be expected ; if the whigs
could succeed. At the extra session the
bill passed'a law subversive of the eon
; setting at definned roor j ality
and common hottest 3-, and sanctionitig,
repudiation in its most odious forms.--
We suspected at the time the promise of
'a bankrupt law was made, that' k the
professions of sytripathy for thehoiiPst
but oppressed debtor were hypocriticn , ,
. - _
and that there lurked-in secrecy war ;
and different motives. It has so'turned
out: as soon as the law passed a Berm -
bling commenced - 'indicating and betray
ing the fraud. It will - be recollected that
Senator.. Tallmadge, J. Watson, Webb,
editor of the New York Cou ri er ant l i En
quirer, and Silas ;- W. Stilwell of New
York, were foreinost in urging on this
-bankrupt law. Stilwell'wethink, sentithe
first petition to the Senate on the subject.
Mr. Tallniadge in presenting it said—.
„ among those who have beenpto\neers
in this great undertaking, no name standi
more conspicuous than that of Silas M.
Stilwell, and to him is greater honor
due for unwearied exertions and untiring
perseverence in ( the great cause of phi
1 Amon4 the first to like the benefits - 9f
this lsw vas this this same Silas M. SW
well, - James Watson Webb, 'and if we
are not e mistaken,. Senator Tallmadge.
Such, men as these rushed for the booty;
as part of the spoils of the conquest :—=
they had been speculators, owed their
thousands and tens of thousands, not a
small part of which belonged to widows,
and orphans. Men who got up a mania
of speculaticinin 1836 & 7, and assisted
More than any others to involve the coun
try in distreis, were the ones , to first get
relief. 'The poor honest debtor was for
gotten ; the barriers erected made it al
most,impossible for the deserving poor
to get relief by this law. The fees of
court and officers were made enormous,
altogether beyond the ability of those to
pay, for whom the whigs professed such
',- . devout attachment. By the, operation of
this law a pack of swindlers,; speculators
1 and hank •Mongers robbed the widow and
the fatherless, and dragged other who_
~- were honest, down to poverty. , Such
men as these, having been paid of in
this way -for their services in the ,
paign of 11840, then commenced the
work -of repeat: before this however,
and while the fees of the office of Man:
shall for the 'southern district of N." York
were swelled enormotisly s —this same -
Silas M.. Stilwell was appointed to that
office ; thus r this famous philanthropist
for his services got a discharge front all
his debts and nreoffice in receipt of $9,-
000 a year. The people . became indig
nant, they cried aloud for repeal ; they
saw the iniquity and fraud which had
been' practiced upon them, anti the same
whigs who passed: the Jow l hurried be-,
fore the indignation of the people to,re
peal it and on-the 17th of Januiry 1843,
they declared a law to be subversive of
our rights and unconstitutional which be
fore theY'had voted for.
. Mr.' Clay turned his back upon:the in
structions, of the Kentucky , legislature,
and vOtettaininst the repeal to the lain,
he said the hinkrupt law was "a link in
the great system of Whig measures ;" in
thitt he vas right ; fora more systematic
series of frauds ,s(as never practised on
any people. Henry Clay by still adhe
ring tO this law; secures no doubt, the in
terest of certain lawyers and Court offi
cers whose pockets will ;be, lined by its
operation. It is for the people whether
theY wish again to have this base impo
si "on practised on them again, which
y will have, if Mr. Clay isteleeted
e -d
a his influence can secure it.
awl Vice Prtaident.
1.9 ienatiAa.
13. GO* Bchnaliel.
I& Nith't B. Eldred.
15. M. N. Irvine.
16. James Woodbciro.
17: Hugh Montgomery
18. Isaac Ankuay.
20. Witliniftatteison:
21. Andrew Butte.
22. John M'GilL
23. Christian Meyers.
24. Robert Ocr.
lay, t h e 2; t it ail., says a Hartford paper;
two young men ami,severakiadies went
on the Farmington. River, for a short
and by some means were upset..÷
Caroline Harris; a younglady.l l / 7 ears
°rage, was drowned, and the lives of
the others !gra in imminent danger.
'Zb Inapt. Law.
Peet Mice IlieSonim
The'reform in tlOPOst.Offiee., l . l l vs of
Om United 01.1‘4 Which as been calied
for, i}s iu a, measure likely to he effected.
-Mr.' Merrick has, introdu a billinto
the House, which refer in o'lmeasure.
the Odiasit featmns d?'present laws,
"and•though not what is ge rallidesired,
'will have to answer we suppetse,, for the
present. The foliowing is a syn9psis
of the bill, which will probably become
a law. For every single letter ,for leaS
than 30miles, 3 cents; over 30 and not
over 100,'5 cents; over 100 and twtox..
seeding 300; 10 cents.; over 300, , 15
cents. Single', double and quadruple
t . rs in roportion. "A quarter of an ounce,
Ito weight equivalent to a single letter.—
Drop letters, 2 cents — each. Letters ad-
Vertised, to be charged with the cost of
advertising. Newspapers not more than
1,900 sqnare inches, may be sent thro'
the mail by thek publishers to subscri
bets within 30 Miles free of postage ;
yond 30 and not .sfer 100 Mika a half
cent, over 100 miles \ cent. i On -news
papers of , greater Size t an 1;900 square
- inches, the same rates magazines or
pamphlets. Printed or lith raphed cir-
Culars not larger than fools cl , shall'be
I charged two cents each sheet fo any dia
-1•. , A
Pamphlets, periodicals, magazines,
two and a halt cents per copy weighitif
not more 'than an ounce, not exceeding
one hundred miles ; five: cents forany
greater distance ; and one cent additional
for each additional ounce in weight,a
fraction of more than half an'ounce to be
charged as an ounce, Where t he mails
are so heavy as to retard matert;ily the
speed, a seperate mail to be provided for
letters. All- acts granting the right to
any person' to receive through the mail
free of postage letters or newspapers, &c.
annulled. The officers of the govern
ment having the [franking privilege to
keep an account of the postage on all of
ficial matter receibed through the mail,
and the same 'to be paid out of 'the con
tingent funds of their respective Depart.
ments. The franking priveiege allowed
to the three Assistant. postmaster Gene
rals and Postmasters throughout the Un
ion on letters only relating to the busi
ness of the department. The President,
Vice President, widows of ex-Presidents,
ex-Vice Presidents, the Heads of Depart
ments, and Attorney General, are allow
ed, the franking privilege, Members of
Congress, Delegates of Territories, Sec
retary of the Senate, and Clerk of the
House, authorized to receive and trans
mit public documents free of postage, and
'also during each session, and jfor thirty
days preceeding and subsequent, to re
ceive all letters not exceeding Itwo oun
ces; the postage on all over tiro ounces
to be paid out of the contingent fund of
each House:. In lieu of the; rivilege
heretofore allowed of transmitting• writ
ten or printed matter, free of postage, to
be, furnished with a number of free
stamps or envelopes, equal to five per
day during the session ; but any matter
enclosed in them,jweighing more than
two ounces, to be s bject to postage. .
Private expresse and mails forbidden
under heavy penalti %as also those trans
mitting the letters, d the proprietors of
the means of conve ance. The free .ex
ge of newspaoers between publish
ers permitted. Heavy penaltiei provi
ded for 01 violations of the law. Con
tracts for the mail hereafter to be given
to the lowest bidder,, without regard to
the mode of conveyance, and the con
tractor not required to take the stock of
his predecessor. Letters to be advertis
ed in papers having the largest circula
tion, if inserted for a price not greater
than is now flied by law.
AY CLun.—The Clay Club will
meet on Wednesday evening, Bth inst. at
tlie'Court House. We insert this notice,
not because ive are friendly to the prin
ciples advocated in their meetings, but
because we are anxious that their meet
ing may be fully attended—that their
fallacies may be' known by every citi
zen in our county. We hope that none
will be so , bigoted as not to attend.—
We fear not the result, for our motto is
"Learn to do sell, from other'a
=41141111E/CATION.—Mr. Clay. add Mr.
Van Buren are both oat in published
laws against the .Annexation of Tex
as.ft() tht , llol4n, Nit', Van Buren's
letter is very ; lengthy, and would mit
py t en or twelve colinns in our paper.
-Both Mi. Clay and, himself averse to
seeing it fall into the hands of Any oth
er government, but Mr. Van Buren
thitiksit ought not to be annexed as
long - as Mexio lays any eliim to it.
: Clubs, ikre' Should judge.
from 1: the, specimen which we have
seen„ are , a. fine :place 'to display , the
imagination.' One
,orator,' ;he other
night, conjured up a :grini phantom,
which be 'called isTreeTrade and gave
it a'most unmerciful bOsing, right: a nd
left, valorously until he had Most valouily and
ihoroughly demolished telling his
hearers tt was a bantling; of Mr.( Van
Bitterly. and That Mi. Clay had said At
Railegh, lately; that he was in favor of
, 4 protection." We will give Mr.
Clay's exact words. whieh hi (the ora
tor)was very careful to conceal. •
' , qt. Tariff affording sufficient reve
nuejfor an economical 4dministraticin,
with incidental piotectiOn to American
Industry—that's the doctrine boldly
avowed andheld b. 4 every Whig from
Louisiana to Maine!' ;
What difierenpe is there,we would ask
bet Ween this and the;creed of the demo
cratic. party ? ' -
- ,
omx—The Caskaska (Illinois) Repub.
icon recently noticed the death,, in that
vicinity, of John Stuebeau, aged 109
years. He was born on the banks of
the Hudson river, twelve' miles from
Albany, in the State Of New York,
February ' lsth, 1735: 1 His eyesight
was unimpaired, almost to the last, and
he never bad occasion for the use of
s iectacles. His third wife is still Ry
a: \ at the advanced age of 81 years,
;as able:to atten the remains of
used husband o the grave.
her de
MR. • BSTER.-13ciston Post relates
that the •
f ay Klub' of that city wait
ed on Mr. We ster recently, with an
'invitation to spe before those same
old Coons." Th t Mr. W. looked-as
sour as he ni!ght b supposed to'do,
were a person in the at\af stealing his
pot of ,chowder-r-that he hummed
twice, squinted right and le t as often—
looked straight sheSd, an replied,
call your Club after Washin on , and
let that man in Kentucky unmask him
.self on the Texas question, andl ape: k"
The -4 , Klub" took time to • deliberat.,
and so did Webster. .
HoN. JOHN M. Ntirs.,—This gentle.
man presented his credentials to the Uni
ted States Senate on' Tuesday the 30th
ult. Mr. Jarnegan,, in consequence of
rumornbeing abroad, that the Senator
elect was suffering under some mental
malady submitted a tesolutinn for the ap-
pointment by the chair of a committee of
five to inquire into his capacity, This
course being acceptable to Mr. Niles,
Messrs. Jarnagan, Benton, Berrien,
Wright and McDutfie were appointed as
the committee.
wounded in the late fracas. at Washing
ton, 'though not dangerously wounded,
suffers considerable from the effeCts of
the wound.: The ball struck the thigh
bone, and ran down it three or or four
inches; and then turned at so great an
angle that a probe .ivould not follow it.
It thought it wade a curve around
the thigh bone, and is laying - against it.
Center, who has just left the centre of the
whig party, in a speech lately made by
him at Lockport, describes Mr. /Clay's
duplicity as follows :
He writes letters to the south in fa
vor or a horizontal tariff : to' the middle
states, in favor of a. tariff *hich is an an
gle bf forty-five degrees; and to the
north, a perpendicular tariff!"
lent daily is to. be enlarged and!other
wise improved. Its conductors !rank
first among the enterprising printers of
the Uoited States; an the Ledger en
'oys a reputation andj circulation' well
—The Hon..:Tolinl
signed the office of
Treasury, and rumor
Green of New Jts 6y
to fill the vacancy. f
led, has 'passed
i 'the I.egislature of . New
York,. and is' thest ptibably a law, before
this. It makes prov3sion for . bnilding
irison in the mining Legion .of the. state.
shall next week; oif i erisome‘pnoolof what
We have stated abeut Mr. Clay's:speech
about white shiveS, iNltich the Argue so
flatlir denies. ' i •
GEN. JACKSON.' ,The health : of the
old Hero We ari glad to hear Is
much improved. • ,
I I ^I 7
They are to have a motittnient . , at
New Orleans, at an expense of $ 4O,-
000, to commemorate the'great battle.
Geo Wechs shot a negro man: at St,
Clairsville, Ohio, on the 20th D u g
,fis r
calling hini a liar;
cirt the day of the late election at - St.
Louis, a row and a 'fight oecUrred be
twene the Irish citizens and, others, the
former conquering. . - A man named
Jones was shot from the' window of a
hause, 'which Was - afterwards attacked
and torn to pieces by the mob.
A new machine by which old, -wol
len rags can be converted into superfine
cloth, at a saving of money , and labor,!
has been introduced into , this country
from England. The cloth made in this'
way. is rotten and liable to tear very
The journeymen cabinet makers .of
Albany have , agreed to suspe nd work
ing' for their employers till amore just
and equitable rate of wages than the
present shall be agreed ; on Iletween
The Troy Budget states that John
Bingham was instantly 'killed, alew
days, ago; by the falling — oca stick o
timber in some old buildings.
The giants, than and wife, to be
seen at the. American Museum, New
York, are said to,be largeit couple eirer
seen in this country. •
Nottenakin, one of thd bjibbeway
Indians, is about to enter into the mat
rimonial state with 'a very pretty and
interesting young lady of English birth,
about 18 years of age, and of respecta
ble connections, resident in §omers-.
Tom Thumb,we perceive, is excit
ing great dtention 'in London. He re
ceived £4BO per week. He has been
twice presented to The Queen. ,He is
there called amative of Ameriba;' here,
Tom was called ati Englishman, a
native. of Yorkshire.
the West, and resumedtis seat ln.the
Senate, his health being; much improv
ed by his late journey.
Col. Webb r of the New York Couri
v, has gone to England in the packet
ship .. Liverpool," and will return in
Juq.. . ,
Si children, the eldest twelve years
of age, ere taken, on Friday night, in
Boston, f in their beds, charged with
plundering building of its contents.
4\ l
A man is w living at Montrnatre,
near Paris, who as completed his 116th
year ; another di a 'few days ago,
aged 114, froulapoPl xy, leaving a son
aged 'B7. who has not et_a single gray
The general diet of - ungary .had
adopted, without any discu sion, by a
majority of 41 votes against 8, a motion
for the emancipation of the JeWs.,
The thriving little town qt - New
Bedford, Mass., expends $16,006 a
year in support of its fire department.
Bean, the lad who preeented a pis
tol at the Queen in St. James' Park..
has terminated his period - of 18 months'
imprisonment. - '
Mr: O'Connell has been admitted
into "the gild of the holy', order of St.
Joseph and Mary," at Virginia chapel,
London. He was balled - by the officiat
ing priest," the most inustrious layman
of the Catholic C4urch,"i which were
said to - be the words of the Pope.
The Duke of Wellington has receiv
ed .22,58,369 of i the pnblic money,
calculating the interest on Parliament
grants of 4760,000, besides prize mon
ey in Spain and Prance, estimated . at
£4,800,000 more.
C. 'H. Parsons—whitorn an actor,
then a divine, and afterwards an actor
again,' and now of preaWer again—was
at Cincinnatti at the latest dates,. hold-
ing forth.
. ,
Spencer has ;e
-ecretary of the
states that Judge
I will be nominated
Joshua IV. Blanchard;` has recovered
$175 against . the Selectmen of Brook
lyn, Mass., las damages ;for their illegal
refusal to let him vote in 4he election of
. -
The New York Aurora says
4 , Some *original thinkers' of the femi
nine gender decry whiskers, while they
kiss their wearers. At a - first glance,
one would suppose the precept of these
ladies differed from their practice.
Not tin, however.- They oppose whis
kers, and they, cannot lietter demon
strate their opposition than j by setting
their faces agerinve MeM," •
A. parasol, called the SYlphide, has
been invented m'Eogland, which can
be 'opened and shut:inStantly, without
movingeither-hand: II A touch of one
finger does it. • „
News tom all Nathan,
Mr. Senator Benton has returned from
board v
rePßlß:ef7iliatthivel. qol;:ilitzhilVetiolbistsfailll7ckirttri
I f e g ive the excellent re
13OO;idviegli,Vekrpedrilin2.0th:_.e H0u5e.01..,:e.;;11
kr,WiLsoN said, h had n
fore troubled
=rim, btu hadgeneraii: nut l
self -with givi nc , , " t ented
a saignt vo te,
ing to his concientious co n le4
right, and he did not d
e tl'e to d v ,
from - this rta.e nosy. this b
as a measure
to the feelings and
plc, beCause if ti t • °ll he;
e propositii 1,•
acted into
_a law -it will re " "
et B of every tax - payer reach the
p yer the Prt
The bill provides . f or the
lion of a noard, composed of t to. a g a l
retary of State, State Treasurer
Auditor General, _tv fie are robe a
ized to apportion the taxes among
several' counties of the State .°
gentlemen would doubtles s 'A t
the duty imposed on then ifl
of their hilt can it be pr le
dial they are the Representatives of
great agricultural interests of
vania, or are' familiar with the n 4.
ties and resources of this nitp artax
of society ? Why are these re ,„ .
leeted from among . twr milh aas '",
plo to levy and equalize thei alvv %i
State ? The proposition is 4 % 4
will riot bear-the test °teen:tin
W. continueti by saying, th at
always been taught to
ation and Representation, in a fret
erament, went together, bands ! „
But this is something "nae av e ,
sun." Are the Governor mit a
inet officers the Repre-3etital
Ives at
people of State ? He had lb
been taught the datrine, that tie
Representation of the popular trig
ed in the Legislatnie. This ,
however, reverses this theory sal
verts the true character of our f
stitutions altogether..
How fast is the tree policy of
licati Legislators disappearing)
mense banking corporations, cap
grinding the honest workingmas',
dust, have been created, and hit
proposed to transfer the whole at
gigantic scheme of public inn
ments to a monopoly of fearful
rude. These daring attempts n
and fritter away the rights of
have been gravely discussed and.
tained on the representative flour,
measure, however, is equally t
of condemnation. It proposes t,
tralization of all' power in the ha ,
a triumvirate, at the head of wind
designed to place the Executir
officer, whose encroachments on
tar liberty are (above all others,)
feared—he; whose power shod
most curtailed ! Two millidhs of
men are to be taxed according to
sovereign will and pleasure.
measure is at war sv,ith our
Rights—at war with thespiritanl
nius of our institutions—it rat
people and their Representatives
attribute of sovereignty—violates
_plaid letter .of
_the constitution
changes the Whole organization of
form of-government. Mr. IV. d.
that the Legislature had any rt r ,
.Aepriving the *pleat Pennsyln:
the power of taxing themsdre,
vesting it in the hands of three
holders, be they ever so high,
stations were originally instivni
purposes widely, different.. To
regarded-as a duty of a grave ci
sponsible kind—and one that eta
with safety, tip entrusted to of
but the Representatives of the pdo
He would, therefore, record his
against the measure, and lege tto
intelligent and patriohe ponsfit ,
to determine upon the correctnes•
his course.
BArapoonE'Coemsnos. — Th e
Convention at Baltimore, have put
mination HEISTHY CLAY, as their
for President ; and THEODORE F.'
111HYSEN, of Nei Jersey for Vice
dent. All accounts. concur in sta
convention to have been a mogul
dnous gathering. The I''oung3ic:
tificatioa ConvOntion was helcio A
at BaltimoTe..
of Lycoming County, says - he h
covered joiats in the city of Pb'
phia from 'which natural gas cant ,
traded from the bowels of the
and he has asked the Councils
the matter into consideration.
the Spirit of die Times.
- -
P. Wilcox, of M'Kean cOU
chosen Speaker l of the Senate''
last day of the session. Mr. nigh
mull the meeting of the'next
."msigned., His term of eery
Dixon H. Lewis hasbeenappoi9l
the Governor to fill the vacatel
Senate occasioned by the resip
of Col. King.
Daotntiooz—The Legislivel
State adjourned on Monday, ttl
inst.; after hiving passed a iarg l
ber of local' and genet,* bills.