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Wethisky, Jane t 6, 1844.
- DE moo ler4c NOMINATIONS.
\ • Pet initdro in mi t ;
ItIiPIEW K. POLK,
• '• s OF liNNEsszi. •
_ Poe cite Prtddent,'
GEORGE D A LLAS,
tutors for PresMen'
George F. LetUnall.
11. Christian &mass.
3. Williarna. Smith.i
4. John ilt, (Phila.
5. Samuel E. Leech.
7. Jesse Sharpe.
8. N. Vir4 Sample.
9. Wm. seidenrich. .
10. Conrad - Shimer.
12. Jonah Brewster.
14. ;Shall B. Eldred.
15. M. N. Iniae.
18. - lamee :Woodburn.
19. John Matthews.
21. Andrew Burke.
22. John '
28. Christian Meyers.
124: Roberti:hr. ,
HON. HENRY 11. MIaiLENBURG,
For Canal Commintoner,
OF CHEST3R. ' -
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The publishers of the Bradford Re
porter, impressed with the conviction
that nothing it wanting to !more trk,
lyppnant. euccess to the Democratic
party; but united action in' suppOrt of
gibe noniiiations made by the Democrat-
Conventionti at Harrisburg and Bald
more, propose to 'furnish their paper
from the present time until the close 'of
the present campaign, say the first of
December next at the low rate of fifty
cents, per copy—payments in all cases
to made in advancer As the contest
is a very itnportant one, and Bit* to ,
become spirited, a larger portiai of
the Reporter will hereafter be devoted
to the discussion of the' great political
questions which are at present agitating
the country, and, upon which political
parties are divided. While we shall
strenuously and ardently defend' the.
principles of the' democratic party, and
fearlessly 'expose the fallacies, the ei
rare and the frauds of the Federal party,
we shall at all times endeavor to do so
in candor and fairness;—avoiding as
far as possible. all.personal references,
or any thing•calculated to wound the
feelings of individuals, always confining
ourselves to points involving pnncifil ,
cinng nothing for Men. We will en
deavor to convince rather than 'de-
We hold that the doctrines of the .
federal party, and which are to be Car
ried out in the event of Mr. Clay's
election, are stamped in every feature
With arietocracy—war upon the Many
for the — benefit of the few—opposition
;of the weak to give power to the strong.
Mr Clay looks to the rich and the pow
erful ; the artful _ association of the non
producing - clasees—to overwhelm the
great masses of the ~'country-4 , the
toiling millions," and to give him
power to make them a spoil. lethe
independent and intelligent spirit of
the country prepared for such a result.
We answer for them. No NEVER. It
is to the election in November that we
look as a wall of. defence against the,
encachments of Federal., ower, and
atithe sure harbinger of another great
triumph.to Democracy of the country.
TRE MAU MEETING AT4T2IENLIe-It
wants only attention, to make this meet
ing in magnitude anprecented by any
thing Abe Whigs have ever done in the
county. The. indomitable spirit of the
democracy is awake; let the opportuni
ty be improved. Two or three in each
township by bestowing a little time can
rally their forces. - Lot them do so, and
endeavor to be assembied at Stephens'
Exchange in Towanda, by 8 o'clock,
on the 2d July.
TUE Two fitcaeay's.--Tennesse
gave as an ' , Old Hipkory" for Presi
dent. and she now gives us Young
Hickory," for the same-,office:. The
people tried the first and found lucre
geod President, and;ther are nowabeut
to take the latter.
• likust. or TUE Tricose.ritieexcel
'loot duly comes to es in a sew and
beaetifol Arena. We like the stay it
shows up Political Nativism.
Catur. Contrunnonsna.--We under !
stand- that a decision favorrehlel to the
preemie Canal Beirditasitteett rendered
by the Supreme Court. : .
The *knish Party. ,
• Au article has been going the rounds
of the Federal Preis, in which an effort,
is made tostigniarize the, Democratic '
party:as beteg the Brithib Noy., T 1 1 1,6
is no the first, and it is _probable will
not In:l4hp last attempt of the-federal
papers, to cur off fiem themselves arid
lbeir - party a leprosy , *hitch is becom:
g. loathseme ; as well Right the
leopard change his spots; the disease
is in the very nature and constitution of
that party. The feds have-- discovered
where the evil lies, and the causes of
their frequent defeat,, and now attempt
by a species of humbuggery to fasten
on the democratic party, the odium
which has ever been inseparable from
themselves : this odium has been their
defeat, and they hope so to gull the
people that it will be our defeat. 'What
makes out the democratic now to be
the British party is its. opposition - to
Henrytlay and a protectiye tariff.—
This kind of reasoning would produce
a different result in Virginia: and south
of that state. The Richmond Whig
and other southern federal papers say
that they are, in favor' of Henry Clay
and , the whig party, because they are
stronger for free trade than the demo
cratic Party. Apply the reasoningand
you have it that the feleral party is the
British . party: Who were the British
party in '9B t the - federal party ; the
same Part y -that elected John Adams,
and were defeated by Thomas Jeffers on ;
the same party that opposed James
Madison, opposed the war, and exulted
over the Conflagration of Washington,
the same party that elected John. Quincy
Adams ; the Same party that attempted
again to elect John Quincy Adana, and
were defeated :by General Jackson.-L
Whose gold was it, that was spent ,o
bribe votes to re-charter , the Unit i ed.
States Bankt . , Whose etnissarsiCS.
vexed the length and breadth of Mir
land to defeat the'efforts of Gen. Jackson
to crush that Bank ? British gold and
British emissaries. The restoration of
that Bank, makes half the battle ground
of our political campaigns on British
soil. It is with foreign gold andsilver,
that it is expected to be revived; and
who are the great:, champions of this
measure? Henry Clay and'the federal
party. As it was in 1840, so it will
be in the fall of 1844; our large cities
will be thronged with British stock
jobbers, capitalists and speculators rea
dy to pour out their money like water
to elect Henry Clay and revive a Na
tional Bank. As for the tariff, Eng
land is waiting to make our workshops
profitable places to employ her - pauper
laborers. What chande will there, be
for. an American operator to find em
ployinent, twhen armies of foreign op
erators shall swarm our shoies, greedy
to work for three shillings a day,
What will your protective tariff do then .
for American Industry ? The rich
capitalists' who have their capital inves
ted in factories, what will they care,
whethre the operator is American or
British ? think you they will give him
a dollar a day, when they can get the
Other at half that price? It sounds
well for the fcds to reproach us as be
ing. the British Party, when their very
leader, at the very first gathering of the
party, christened the British govern
ment as the best specimen of human
and. Etc Prelident.
Maas Meeting of / the Democracy of
Bradford County, and the counties
adjoining in New . York.
. There will be a rally of the demos.
racy: of Athena on Tuesday the 2d day
of July next at 12 o'clock, M.
The Democracy, and all those un
willing to consign the Government to
the care of a pillaging party, under the
empices of a man, who for Twenty
Years has been seeking for the office of
President; pushed in by hungry expec
tants for office of a long standing, and
'those opposed to squandering the public
domain; to lamming the debts and
dehlauding the treasury, and those op
posed to a restoration of the 'Bank of
she United States; and in favor of a
judicious tariff, mound currency, and
the restoration of permanent prosperity
to she eenntry, are invited to assemble
at A.ffiens on Tueiday the 2d of July,,
nest: .. , Entineat speakers from abroad
will be there and a full band of Musio
‘ Ttie 14years locusts Itaxe.appeared
is lowa. . -
Yount flickory" 'in the Reid.
1i tinniOttilitshe' reketklif from,
1840 1 nowSPOLT,I4'LtOeV- Ilk:'-._-wirit . '
length iiiV:bitiedsh'.4 -- '
.1 ; 1130,-* ii
great national .movement ..4 Intuit go
on;-that cannot be srreeted Of W 11104114
It is nianifutly4 Movelne farbsing up
-wards, out of the (10,4 :of the broad
'laid nem caused
popular rues, , et. nor
'stimulated by any assigneble • adventi
tious or temporary influeeces, hat at
tributable to that ustiber s+ond thought
of the people." whicli Mrl t Van Buren
has said is seldom - wrong and always
efficient. Theinatuesl la! of' such
volution, is to 'increase n force and
accumulated power, as ay, "proceed. I
Thome is '
en instinctive i e mgathy per
vading the Democracy noW, in all the
respective portions of our country—the
sympathy of a. cont l icious Foinmon bra
theoood. and. commuyity itif sentiment,
cause and interest; and an tideep calleth ,
unto deep," so does the t rumpet voice
ofthe people in one stateOrtiection of
the Union, when its solemn murmur
rises like sound of a heaving sea, speak
to the - popular heart in alli i others, with
an appeal of power that ie never with
out a. tremendousinfluence. 'And when
-a great Democratic ten ency of thia
character once reveals dis inetly its set
ting direction, it never fails' to deepen
,and strengthen as it goes,f and to draw
in, by the force of an unconscious sym
pathy, a thoustind'smaller ettleams that
swell'slill ' more deeply the majestic flow
of the, mighty mass of the political wa-
ters. It acts by disheartening the op
posite party—deterring *eat numbers
ofttient from engaging with interest and
hope in the pany contests—loosening
their hold upon vast numhers before de
luded by misconception Of the - true is
sues involved, shaking:the convictions
of their former erroneous opieions, and
transferring their attachreente over to
the more natural side ; and finally, by
securing the present zealous adherence
of a larger class who love the pride of
party ascendency, the fortification Of
their own:opinions by the testimonial
of the approval of the majority, the ex
citemebt of triumph and constant poli-'
deal victory. Thus it is that revolutions
of this character seldom go backward:
the Democratic ball has been rolling for
three years past, `gathering power by
its natural attrition, until now about
twenty states 'are worshiping equal
rights under their own vine and fig tree ' ,
" with none to molest them or make
them afraid." . In 1840 there was not
an Arrarat for the Crazed bark of De
mocracy to rest upon ; in 1844, upon
every mountain top in the land is seen
streaming her meteor flag of ttininph.
Who can vote tbr Henry CLay'l
The Old Federalists -of ,1798, can
vote for him, such as sustained John
Adams and Alexander Hamilton and
opposed Thomas Jefferson ; and those
who subsequently composed the Eska
Junto and Hartford Convention.
The friends of a strong coUsolidated
government can vote for' him. A go
vernment based on the right of the well .
born and rich alone, to govern and oc
cupy places of distinction n mem
ment which will adopt the EnglOh
constitution as the best Model ; a go
vernment which will obliterate the so
vereignty of the suites, and legislate
away the liberties of the people.
The sterniand inflexible ENGL/811111AN,
Who believes in having a NOBILITY, and
that the right to -govern is hereditary,
who despises every thing AMBrican, he
_will ; vote for .him.
The. ENEMIES of /RELA t SD will i r ote for
him; for the policy his administration
would be to flatter the ambition of
.England, to temporise with her preten
sions, and submit to her iosolent de
The ENEMIES of a Constitutional cur
rency tvill vote for him, for it is his
plan to 'revive and perfect that most
consummate swindling shop, a- DlU
tional Bank. .
The ENEMIES of Home Industry will'
vote for him, for it is his glory to set
botiude to the competition of American
Industry; and-to say thus far it stall go
and no farther; and to fill American
workshops with foreign laborers, to the
exclusion Of Americans: '
The Emma of the Agriculturist will
vote: for.him, for it u his intention to
subject the ft4epler to .abet oat his pre.
&Ice from a foreign market. Jo sell , l; %or
such, prices be.',cau get for it beret
arid 'make him pay, a tax. for what be
puts on his back.
_'—tke *3114;01 . .1h* , :lacilumic ,
biati.roi)ut frgrfalles !
groWilicirchittired monopolies altio4th
)triteimi tke:foes of ttie ' mechaaic ;`V
' l The,:iiiittotAil the rights otbiti*
Of his 'intrainistratOti',„:"Muld, be
atom the. Adinits 4Ossty, Which 11•0i - caled -right on: ealth
The mini us Of the People-will sup
port him; for the party whieli - claimi
him as their idol, is kirmore instead of
less legislation, the consequence. of
Which, is to shbvert the
abridge the interests of theipeople.
Yaw lllickery Vindicated.
rind the ,COlumny of the Federal
Press expoied.-J—Col. Polk, 'of course
will not escape! the unmerited ad un
mitigated abuse of the federal press.
—No sooner hill his nomination been
proclaimed, than simultaneous there
with, a' volley of the usual slanderous
fabrications,' were discharged at him.—
It was said that he *as . duelist and
had killed one inark;' the federalist af
fected to be horror-stricken, and so
enormous did they, think this sin to be,
that it disqualiOed him altogether.
Another Charge! which - they made was,
that he was a pofane swearer, a free
drinker and aorotidy: These• charges
certainly con Iwith poor grace from
tihe hive made choice of Henry
Clay, as their itandard bearer ; an ad
mitted and 'notorious duelist and gam
bler; we say admitted because the on
ly answer made to the charges is, that
Henry Clay reformed; we hope it is
so. We publish below the acknowl
edgements of two of the federal press;
in which is expressed , a fairness and
justice becoming those who have wan=
tonlrvillified an honest and good man.
The Emancipator published in Boston
has the following in it. • _
JAMES K. POLK.
A duellist, who has deliberately shot
at and killed his neighbor.
A profane swearer, and free drinker
As speakei in Congress he gave
great license to rowdyism and-insubor
The same piper contains the
ing retraction :1 •
•" Since the °Weide of this paper went
to press we are assured that the repre
sentation given on the first page, of the
private morals of Mr. Polk, is entirely
incorrect; and that he is not only a man
:.'of exemplary morals but of religious
Principles. %ye made the statement on
what we considered authentic inforixia
lion ; but undei the circumstances, wish
to have the charges considered as with
drawn. We shall make further inqui
ries,, and give the result."-
The New York Courier and En-
quirer assailed Col. Polk, and then
made the following acknowledgement.
From the Courier and Enquher.
Col. Polk. We have brought no
charge of onr own against Col. Polk on
the score of his being a duellist, 'but
thought it perfectly' fair in retorting that
charge' against Mr. ,Clay by the Alba
ny Argus and other papers, to bring to
their notice, as' we did; an assertion in
Isome of the journals, the NeW Bedford
Mercury among others. that the Loco
Foco candidate for the Presidency had
actually fought a duel which terminated
fatally. It is bow.= duty to say, as
we do most cheerfully, 'that one of the
editors of this,paper Teceived a , letter
from a gentlemen of undoubted charm
lectegiving the direct assurance that
'Col. Polk never was engaged in an af
;fair of the sort] This is quite conclu.
'sive, and we hasten to make the matter .
'right with our readers. ` He, whose re
marks called the letter forth, ie the last
person on earth to , disparage the Col.'s
character by dragging forth the fact that
in tome formei period- of his life he
had been drawn into a duel, and is cer
tainly incapable of using such a fact
against him, if the atatethent of it was
founded 'upon a falsehood, as we now
know it was."
We hope theledeFal piess who have
reiterated these charges,- will have the
same manliness to retract. ,
COL. Banza.—We are pleased to
find the followthg resplution in the pro
ceedings Of a public . meeting lately held
in Clearfield county. Col. - Bigler was
the gendemanly *ma
of the Senate laat winter;
Risoked, That the Hoi.'llirtn. Big
ler has, our_ 'Roiliest approbation for
the able and correct manner in which
he discharged his duties as Setiator from
this district; and that, • if consistent
with the democracf of the other coun
ties of) tha district, it would afford us
sincere pleasure to see him nominated ,
for re•eleetion. ,: - ~ •
1 , Tocsin -. Hictrony.."—.this-
the ' NAtiontd Iptelligencer. ;directed at
, Cul. Polk, and , the people .havu, taken
,—.-r - , , ,
Dairo.—Jewr Ifeett ex-Congress- hold — of it, ivith_'an enthustasin which
man, from Ntrashingtonenunty Pa., died' will produce an it 'Old Hickory 'Y're.
at his residence 'On Monday 15th Inst . ,
'iri ll iata n t iiiiluinicala - the Road
?4p,T,ll:,4oll9AllinikcaintY• • •
„, • •
afiOn:Plu* in act
ext riding , w ith 'ia* 'alight vFilifiana:
.416...P311ii of a approved. April
18,1843; relative to the eleoon of coin-
Omitmere of roads and highways in,the
several townships of Erieeoitnty, to the
counties Of 'Bradford, Ili* and Potter,
to takcieffect from' Muth 21, 1844, the
day of. its - appieval.' The Act in -rela
tion' to Erie coanty; may be found on
the 217th page of the pamphletlaws for
1443, which are in the possessien of
ry justice. _ •
By the effect of the Act.of March 21,
1844, repealing as it does, the former
toad laws on the subject, arid, no provi
sion bark made for the appointment of
commissioners lambi the new last, the
respective townshiPs in this county have
neither' supervisors, overseers' of the
poor, commissioners of highways, nor
path-mastets; and ,they cannot- legally
have auy until the eleCtions pf next year.
It will readily be perceived; that the
Act was not approved untilidl the town
ship elections in this county had been
held ; and, consequently, it• was a great
oversight on the part of the legislature, to
omit making provision,. either for the
temporary appointment of commission
ers, or fOr the continuance in office of the
supervisors till' their- successors should
have been duly elected and qualified.
To prevent the injurious consequen
ces to the interests of the public that
might ensue, from the non-performance
of the various duties of the township of
ficers for the space of time thst will
elapse previous to , nest township
elections, it is suggested by the Tioga
Eagle that the • supervisor* elect should
continue tia act, in reipects, as if the re
cent law had no binding :force ; trusting
that the legislature, at its next session,
will pass an act, confirming ther-procee
dings, and doing justice to all interested.
It is worthy the attentive consideration
of all, whether it would noil be good po
licy to adopt a similar course in this
county ; although, legally, the offices of
the supervisors are vacated, and the citi
zens cannot be compelled to contribute
towards the support of the poor and the
repairs of the tighwaye.
HENRY - CLAY'S Moamarry.-,--The
Whig papers: with an-utter disregard '
of the with, are endeavoring to clear
Henry Clay of tWchirge that he said;
to James K. Polk, when he was speak
er of the House . , Go home, God dam-:
you, where ;you belong." ' The Argus,
we observe, declares that it was-c. C.
Clay, a loco foco. We publish the fol
lowing without comment, and leave the
reader to judge.
Being called on, I deem it my duty
to state - that yesterday, -in the House of
Representatives, immediately afteethe
Speaker (James K. Polk) gave the cast
ing vote on the Mississippi election
question the Hon. Henry Clay, look- .
ing in the direction of the speaker, ex
claimed, , g Go home God' dam you:
where you belong!" These epithets
were uttered just as the speaker gave
his vote. Mr. - Clay was standing near
the Western entrance to the Hall, and
close to, the bar of the house, I was
standing within five feet of Mr. Clay.
Mr. Chaney, of Ohio, sitting , in - his
seat was-so near Mr.'Clay that he heard
hie remark and.ithmediately committed
it to writing. Mr. Gallup, of New
York, was standing near, and heard
the same. remark very distinctly.
S. J. GHOLSON.
Washington, Feb., MS."-
RENtreciaTioNs.--From everx part
of the land, we have the cheerieg news,
that the honest part of the Whig party
are renouncing their. support Hof Henry
Clay; and 'expressing their determina
tion to support the democratic candi
date. The Philadelphia Spirit of Times
says that a , Mr. Shrnswood for several
years a distinguished member_ of the
Legislature front that city, is about to
take the ~, siump, " for Polk. and Dallas.
Numbers of ethers have also come
A?itiTHER ficnEw Loost'--Gov.
well, of 'Virginia, a distinguished poli
tician of the Whig party, recently ad
dressed the-people oflinrfolk, sina,de
glared that he . had long known Mr.
Clay, Was intimately acquainted with
him-!•and that he could not and would
not mrpport him for the Presidency:
Nei " 1,011/
It is -stated in the elreahr
don house, that dand e l it ,
amount of two thousand
are now used as a substi tute
in, the adulteration of coff ee ,
.Died at Alexandria, on',
Mrs. Julia Matilda Ifo irq
venerable lady 15,,kalont oti
day ofJune, A 740, and hid
but a month longer, would
pleted her 104th yell'.
- Francis Kelly, who`was ,
passing a eo unterfeit.note, k i
to be scab, at . Bordentown,
February last, was tried at t
term of the Burlington County
found guilty, and sentenced
months in the State Posen.
The *receipts on the Coh
Philadelphia •Rail -way.
mimth of April list, sem r
sum of $ 55 ,7999 . 5. • Th e
and liabilities hi the m ont h
$17,560, leaving an excess of
over expenditures'of $32,2 49 t0tal excess or net revennefor4
ending on the Ilnt inst, set
`May, the keeper of t tea
Store, (says the Satin*
who was sentenced at thell
of tbe Court of Quarte r
receiving stolen goods, has
doned by GoveraorPorter.
Avery funny.marriage at
came off at St. *Ms. A p ot
had fixed upon a certain tieu
riage the_lady 'came, the ,
ready to administer the usual
his office. when, suddenly I
peered, leaving the disco - int
groom to make the beet heat
During the storm of Mandl
a Miss Deardoff, residing near
ton, Adams county, was kill
by lightning. The electric th
down a tree tinder which
washing. Ifer sister. had
same place but a few wily
The editor of the Boston I
Been a letter from Father Mi
great Temperance advocate,
confirms the statement that he
visiting America this season.
The last accounts from Mexico
that a newly discovered silver aia
Zacetacas has been found to be veep
and it was supposed inexhaustible.
A. young German girl landed all
timore one day last week, having c
ed the Ocean to meet her betrofis
He is in the West, and she stood
the wharf friendless and alone.
The city of Cairo, near St.
was under water some" 15 or 2
during the late freshet in the Mite
pi !—This city was one of the
speculations of 1836.
Sixty-two whigs of Lame
Indiana, have left the Clay
joined the democratic party.-50 ,
greases democracy.' Coon skim
save Clay. .
L. Walker,, a member of thlis
Cayuga county, N. York, was
eine pay a fine of twolundirdP'
and. had his name stricken from
roll, for extortion is the receiptsfib
There is now 3 pilot on the Sal
nab river who has' served in his le
ous and dangerous profession fiftrfo
years, and he said to be as heartyt
active as a young man of twenty.
A late number of Punch says I
coffee was rather weak at 3d. per
and a single sheet of letter papeti
remained Stationary at ld.
The Governor has approved the
A new thing.is now got up, el"
trunk, which besides holding
baggage, will float the onlet
'A large democratic meeting in I
of Polk, Da'las and Muhlenberg
been held at Danville. The Peopl
moving in every quarter in the
cause. • -
Samuel Brainardceolored math
on Saturday het, sentenced to be
for the murderof Cuffy Todd, in
adefihia. • ,
• Isaac Long, a c itizen o f • And
District, S. C.. died on Tbursill
22d ult., from the bite of a spider ,
lived only four days after beieg,l3
' Memorials in favor of Wendt.;
Naturlization laws to 21 yeast
tinue to po*its upon Congress.
A. man named Jan Ford, she% 1
er. named Low. in St. Louis , lot !
ing bii daughter..