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To y wine! They come!
arc , day furnishes additional. and
Istible proof That the Democracy
certa inly destined to triumph, as
d a y of trial will come. Every
f ro m the north, south, east and
contains numerous renunciations
~party who have \ stole the livery
,y l stO conceal their odious. mea
,ith.: ThOusands and thousands,
:eready come out from among
-.ld still they are coming, and
they come. The whole suth
:.fstiS on firewith enthusiasm - Tor
:,,mocracy. The people can no
r be deceived by pretensions of
toent to a' tariff, which in princi,
henry Clay has denounced. The
are turning- in multitudes, dis
•.iith the impositions attempted
? ratticed on Meru by the feder
,t,, We intended to make out alist
; 1•1 , 1•!...1age5, but cannot pub
-1:1-witbout infringing on our ad
:ng columns W e shall however;
game of them. ,-As one item, we
ion the Albany Argus, containing
of 500 persons, with resi
.es and - date, who voted for Harri
a 1840,- that have come out for
Judge Herrick's Letter.
GE, liunnicx., has written a letter,
• bed in the' Aigus, iu ivhich he con
the suspicions expressed by us, as
e position heretofore occupied by
He frankly commends Henry
ihße, he was the champion of the
..y.racy and of the war party, but has
objection to his -being the friend of
alti-war party, and the enemy ofde
...cy. The Judge ;says he
. was al
in' favor of internal improvements
a rent government, and the pro-
of the public lands, and he might
. added a National Bank. 'This
whatever his formeeprofessions
headship for the democracy may
:seen, that he was insincere. He
whew by his confessions, he
1 always_have been. „
?tidiest of all things else in. the
letter is, his diisatisfaction with
~ arse of the Baltimore convention in
minting Martin Van Buren, after
An expression in his .favor. He
it Iliclation, and thinks it Sufficient
dto go against - Col: Polk. Now
Is rich, rich indeed.. If there was
ais county one man 'more violently
•Ised to the nomination of Martin
(Buren than any other, it was Ed
,d Herrick. Thin is notorious: And
• tened because Martin Van Buren
nor nominated; but ' Col. Polk is. it is
adou;-, and he must go for Henry
- .3% Judge Herrick used to say that
Buren was nominated, it would
:he dictation of party leaders, and
"-me thing was croaked 'by others,
° position -is as absrird as that of
GOOD ONE.—The federal Argus
Ingly gives us a reason why a
t.atocr't would not vote for the
'Sists,that they hung his grand
• iithe revolutionary war. The
succeed with this democrat
4:int-a. name they once despised,
hope of palming themselveis
.the descendants of the whip of
We saw, as all true democrats
eery Tory descendant, every ene
's Country in the last war in the
•of the would-be=whigs.
NUT THAT WILL EVER BE EN'
- 0 .7--Weeks ago we called upon
Avis and Federal party, of this
io show 'us
.a syllable of proof,
lientyielay is unqualifiedly 'in fa-
Ithe Tariff pi 1842,' and opposed
.podification of it. As yet they
nothing, :and the, reason is,
t;inuoi do it; and_lienry Clay dare
. th a letter that will meet the eye
tomb, statingg hiniself to be:cip
f° any modification of the tariff
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[For the Bradford Reporter.]
A Democratic! Whig.
I am not much of a scribbler for news
papers, but I have an itching now & then
to appear anonymously before the pub
lic, especially when bush fighting is
the game. Some one, no matter who,
no doubt a venerable democratic(!) whig,
hasspun a yarn for the Argus ; it is
this which brings hate use my unac
customed pen. He first complains that
we have uo principles ; who but a "'de
mocratic (!) whig" helped muzzle Gen.
,Harrison and John Tyler, that they
might not make any 4 , declaration of
principles for the pUblic eye ?" Next
.we are referred to , certain communica
tions in the Argus written by a "Looker
on in Venice" and the remarks of the
Reporter in reply whim, as a proof of
the insincerity of the deinocrats on the
tariff. It is pretty current here that
" Looker 'on in, Venice " and . a 66 de
inocratic ! Whig" knows pretty 'well
who formed certain resolutions in favor
of John C. Calhoun, nulification and
• free trade, and reported them to a 'meet
ing in Feb. 1833, in this borough. It
was said that the Calhoun resolutiond,
and the doctrine of a " Looker on in
Venice " on the tariff, are not very, eolk
sietent a; nci it is a wonder how it hap
pens that the inconsistency of others on
the tariff is so apparent, and yet he
does not see his ow
-n\ position. Next,
it is said John Tyler is,a traitor. tow
happens it that John Tyler la a traitor?
Would he have been, had not a " de
mocratic ! whig,"
would-be-whigs„said to Mr. Tyler, sir,
" say nothing=- about your 'principles,
especially about a National Bank ;',' and
when he was placed where he could no
longer be muzzled by
then be is - a traitor ; what an insult to
the people was this plan to conceal from
them the principles of Tip ,and Ty.—
The next topic, - is that the democrats go
only for spoils and plunder. This is
excellent grace, since it is a matter o
record that in the short month of, the
democratic ! whig Harrison 'adminie:
tration, more persons were turned out
'of office in some- departnaents, to make
room for democratic ! whigs, thanwere
turned out for the preceding twelve
Years. Much of the burden of the com
munication under -notice, is complaints
, against' the democracy for deception
and concealment. In answer to this,
we beg leave to refer the writer to the
much celebrated no principle, hard cider
campaign ,of 1840. Where was his
horror then fos...,duplicity and conceal
ment ? A. DEMOCRAT.
" With was there ever a time in the
history of our good old commonwealth
that the people—the gallant whig de
scendants of the glorious whigs of
met in such large masses in every part
of the state.—slrgus Wug. 17. .
Goon, soon--Whigs of . '76 truly!--
how long since you were the descend . -
ants of the glorious federal party,of '9B.
How long since you were the descend
ants of the anti-War party of 1812-14 ?
How long since you were the glorious
descedants of the anti-Jackson National
Republican party of '24 ? How long
Since you were the descendants of the
glorious anti-masonic party of 1832 ?
How loig since you were the descenants
'of the hard. ciderites . of 1840? 'Call
yourselves whigs eh ! you who are no*
where you ever have been since '98.: •
THE MURDER OF OILLEY.--It is
high encomium on the soundhess of
moral feeling in community, to see au
large a mass orthe people without dis
tinction of patty, turning away from
Henry Clay with horror and (limns t.•
His *mediate paiticipation in the-mur
der of. Cilley, has been proven.scr con
•elosively, that it hangson the federalists
like a a festering sore:.; The. people
shrink' withinsiinetive dread from the
support of a-meti whose life has given
tuunte.naiipeaed aid io every vice which
saps the-foundation'af societ.y, :
Regardtclui"of Denunciation fro* any Qtastifer r -Gov. Pours*.
WWIIMate INILLIMFO. ISID4MISTEV 9 11),L29 '&MOM 599 294146
To my - Democratic Fellow-citizens of Brad
ford, Susquehanna and . Tioga
In answer to the numerous inquiries
whether I am . a
candidate for your suf
frages for a seat in bongress, I have
deemed not out of place, and for the
satisfaction of my numerous friends, to
reply to them--that my name is at their
disposal. Perhaps since the organize
tion of our government, at no period have
die people in this country, and more es
pecially in our good old Keystone, more
iniportant interests at jeopardy than at the
present time. Barely recovering from
the shock of a prostrated currency, pro
duced in part, by the corruptions and,
grasping of an Overgrown money Monop
oly, striving for political - mastery;' an
empty Treesuri, - and the consequent
loss of credit; the prostration of -trade
and commerce. And now, at a time
when just emerging from a state bf al
most dabs, and entering into a system,
Which, if adhered to, will lead to a heal
thy state of .every branch of American
interest. The Tariff of 1842 Is regene
rating the whole country—under the op
eration of that bill all trades, and partice
larly the producing class, are Most admi;.
rably foStered and protected frail Eng
lish pauper labor and English monopoly.
The English gcivernment is so peculiarly
formed that almost every branch of her
industry - , is controlled and under a perfect
system of monopoly. The whole histo
ry of our Tariff laws and their operation,
presents a singular, but no less true or
strange fact, viz t That whenever we* in
crease the Tariff on any particulir item
of American production, the,price of the
foreign article is reduced in a correspon
ding ratio ! Take for instance, the Ad
ele of Iron. : It-is shown that previous
to the passage of the tariff of 1842, when
the article was
,duty free, the price was
considerably above the minimum value
compared with the prices since the ope
ration of that law, which imposes a duty
of $25 per ton. -Thus while we encou
rage the production of the article at home;
converting the ' surplus products of our
farms and labor into an article of indis
pensable va e, and at the same time
throw millio 8 annually into our public
treasury, which, under this protective
prinCiple, comes out of the packets of
the Foreign Manufacturer. . Those who
look at ideal theories, and not particular
ly familiar with the history of our reve
nue laws, do not agree with me in this
particular. But " facts are stubborn
things," and "figures will not lie." I
am a plain, practical man. and take things
as I find them, and do not rely upon fine
spun argument based upon false theory,
-to disprove an established fact. - -
I assert then, what can be authenticat
ed, that in most articles of American pro
duction, that a well adjusted system of
tariff duties does not enhance the price
upon the dolma:tic consumer, but falls
generally on the Foreign producer. But
sufficient articles of luxury, audits silks,
satins, wines, brandy, gold lace, fine
broad cipths; &c., can be taxed' for all
purposes of revenue, and thus the bur
den of government will Tall on the rich
instead of the ikor: Pennsylvania, with ,
a:debt of 540,000,000, the interest of
hid) has to be principally borne by the
farmer, is too deeply interested upon this
subject, to remain - silent and, Piro* am
bitious politicians to make capital out of
their misfortunes—the debt is upon us; it
is too late to inquire into the cause that
Itrought'it . upon us—the debt is made-:
it is Menage upon farm in the
•Corntilonweelth, and the interest must
be paid punctually' every six. months.
It, is then, the ,duty-of every wise-and
patriotic citizen to aidtn a just and-equi
table system which , willlighten the-bur
den and - lead tea anal liquidationpf the
debt. - If thb present tariff is, permitted .
to continue in operation, it will , produce .
revenue - nufficient
_tor' the support of
government; leaving . the public' dpinain
as - ;reqommended by .that saia and hero
Andrew Jaoltson - ,
_andbi repeated ,de.'
mocratic Legislatures to be distributed
among the several states for the put ,
pose of creating a fund to pay the state
debts. By adopting a system of re
sources thus alluded to, Pennsylvania
would soon be relieved of a burdensome
debt, which, from present appearances,
will remain for ages like an incubus up
on the life bluod and energies of the
people, and ive would soon see our
mountains covered with manufacturing
.establishments, and the farmer with
merry faces, in the fell tide of success
ful prosperity. But fellow-citizens, I
regret -to say that a combination of free
trade demagogues and monopolists does
exist, to put down the Tariff of 1842.
Be then preparea and on your gdard=
hSppily it is, that with the people eme
nates all power, and it is for them to as
sume the prerogative of selecting their
agents in carrying out 'measures best
calculated to promote their interests and
I have deemed it proper to lay before
you my views upon this all important
subject, which I have done as briefly as
possible. In conclusion, _I have-only
to add, that I , have only one set of Prin
ciples, and by them I am always wil
ling to stand or fall. I havn"no conceal
ments ; I am opposed to free trade
doctrines and radicalism, and a United
States Bank; in Whatever form they
may , present themselves. Liberty of
speech, a free press, and the cultivation
of religious principles, is of American
origin, and should not be departed from.
If I have not sufficiedtly defined my po
sition, I will add to prevept any rnisun
derstanding—On the broad platform of
Polk. Dallas, the Tariff, a distributiori
of the proceeds of the sales of the pub. ! .
lip lands, and NO STATE DEBT, I
shall always be found advocating died()
men and measures with all my feeble
' energies. With these ViOWEI, given in
all sincerity and freedom, I am felluvit
Your most obedient
and humble seivant,
D. M. BULL.
Towanda, Aug. 17, 1844.
Democratic Convention of Susquehanna Co.
The democrats of Susquehanna held
their convention on Monday evening last.
George Fuller was nominated as a
candidate for Congress to supply the va
cancy occasioned by the death of the
Hon. Almon H. Read, and F. B. Stree
ter, and Azor Lathrop Esquires, appoin
ted as Congressional Conferees : •
The following resolutions were on
motion of F. B. Streeter Esq., unani
Resolved, That the conferees appoin
tekby this convention be instructed to
support in conference ) the nomination of
George - Fuller as a candidate for Con
gress, to supply the vacancy occasioned
by. the death of the Hon. A. H. Read ;
and such man as a candidate for the re
gular Congressional term, as shall be de
signated by the Democratic Convention
of Bradford county.
Resolved, That we regard the estab
lishment of a National Bank, and the
distribution of the proceeds of the public
landslas two of the fundamental mea
sures-for the establishment of which the
whig party is struggling in an especial
manner, and that we cannot in justice 'to
our principles support any man for office
who openly avows himself in favor of
either of these radical whip - measures.
Resolved, That while we disclaim , in
the most emphatic manner, any intention
to interfere:in the free action of Abe De
mocry of Bradford through her conven
tion, in the 'selection of a candidate for
Congress, yet we deem it our privilege
to express our confidence in the talents
and sound .democratic. principles OfIDA
.WILMOT Esq.,' and. the pleasure
which it vtoirld afford the Democracy 'of
Susquehanna to sustain him-at the ballot
"box in.the event of his nomination. -
REVOLIITIONAkir ;PENSIONS.- 0 4
previnus number of the RepOrtar, we
published a -complete' refutation- of Ake
federal slander ] :f1 Col. Polk, that he
voted against v`olutiUnarr Pension's,
giving_the documept, trate and page.... l .
Notwithstanding titis,'Ofideral Aqua
keeps up -the slang.; ,and foci with
a perfect kinwlCdge-thqtir-,ii
Towanda, A , . 17, 51844. ,
D. Wrote'', Etut.--tiear Sir: The
undersigned take the libel of request=
ing you to permit your nre to be pub
licly presented as A candidate `for Con
gress, through the democratic organ for
this county, - • We are aware that ,at home
the spontaneous yoce of the democracy
has already made your nal+ familiar with
our,democratic friends in nnexion with
that office. Indeed, fora long time,pasti
we have heard no other p ram mention
ed, as likely to ,be a didate, except
yourself ; but the tine posture of affairs
may not be so well understood in other
counties of this Congres i stonal district.
We take great pleasure _ 1 expressing to
you out firm conviction , atin our judg
ment, the democratic par will be found
asunaninions in every ection district
in your-favor, as this leer shows
to be in your own.
Very respectfully, opr friends,
William Elwell," DD F Barstow,
J r Means, E Goodrich;
P' Ward, Ward, A.,C,hubbuck,
Sam'! Huston, Geoi Sanderson,
J D Montanye, W Scott, - •
I H Stephens, Daiiel Stevens,
T B Overton, .C 4. Ladd,
Jere Culp, '''' A Martin, .
E 0 Halsted, G Bunting.
Hugh O'Hara; 4 ,
H 4, Shaw,
Owen Sullivan, C ' Smith, '
J Crane, D Hall,
W H Perkins, M 'Azimut; :f
Charles Dennis, 0.1 Knapp,
Reuben Brown, J Morris Wattles,
Pennepacker, Daniel Bartlett,
John Mehan, 0 R Tyler,
K Smith, WIR Storrs,
Michael Mehan, W W Browning,
G H Drake, . N N Betts,
LED Wolf, A ' Goodwin,
J M Goodrich, W A Chamberlin,
A S Chamberlin, S Pathnsay,
S D Coe, Elias Rinker,
A C Allen, DiVandereook,
0 C Stephens, Michael Maley,
Jacob Taylor, •- Milo Buttles.
J Mann, g S Clark,
H C kii Iy, - 0 Coleman,
A D Montanye; Line ,Smalley,
U Mercur, J E Geiger.
0 D Bartlett, . .
Towand7 l f Aug. 17, 1844.
Wm. Er.wr.u., Esq., AND OTHERS :
Gentlemen—You note of this date,
signed by nearly every democratic voter
of the Borough of Towanda, requesting
me 4 , to permit my name to be publicly
announced as a cand i date for• Congress!
has just beenfianded to me. •
I am deeply grateful for your kind ex
pressions towards mp, and the very hon
orable use which you propose to make
of my name. A n mination, made in
accordance with the usages of the party,
is an indispensable I re-requisite, in the ?
mind of every good democrat, before al
lowing his , name to be used as a-candi
date. • Should 1 be nominated, I frankly
confess, that I wou y r be proud to be the
candidate of a part which inseribesiits
principles upon its banners, arid boldly
appeald to the patriotism, intelligence
and virtue of the peeple. Such an event,
would doubtless subject me to the ruth
less assaults 'of. a vindictive and malig
But a magnanimpus and chivalric par
ty,,deserta not thcise whom federalism
unjustly assails, but, shields and defends
them as with a NV' 11 of fire, from the
bolts and shafts of hose who seek pow
erat the expense o truth, of justice, and
the rights of the people. - ,
Your oblived fellow-citizen,
[From the 'renneylvanian.]
MESSRS. EDIT9Rs:--As the 'whigs
clamor a great deal about their idol,
HENRY CLAY, whom they have so ap
propriatelyi named -"that ,sanze old
coon," I be g , to submit a fear questions
and answers, founded on, his public
virtues, and by the time the whigs have
learned this catechism, I wilt give them
another lesson to study.
. Hen ry Clay.
. THAT OA HE OLD COON.
' QUestion. NV ho took an oath - AO au p
porti, the Coned ution of ' the' United
State's, end,' tit t e very lime - he took
his seat as a Senator, and swore to that
oath, VIOLATED` it by` being under the
Constitutional. age?., - -
Answer.' That same old Coon ! ' 1.
Q. Who delivered a 'speech in'the
Senate in 1811,, Saying ~. W e are not
empowered .by the Constitution-to re
new: , the Charter: of , this (the !hilted
States) Bank, and i'might here rest the
arguitentr:' - : .:' ' - -
A. That'samfrold coon! .- - : - 1 .
Q. Who pronounced 'Such a torpora
tion 414anOrous - to our liberties . .. , •
A. Tha. same Mil coon!' , • '., ' ,
'' Q. ' Who got fifty ," thousand oilers
as ; - iri aiterper 'leo tipr o , the U-..' S..
• • •
10 . 2
A. That Oen% Old coon !
Q. Who afterwardsreiehtedlie
sentiments oo as to obtain influence and .
power.? , ' -
A. That same old aeon •
Q. Who has kept the-Visited thatet
in a constant fettient and agitation: for
upwards of twenty years. patitt
A. That same old coffin
Q. Who disregarded %hit pOpniai will
and the witnessed instructions of his
constiinents in voting for,Joim Qoifcy
A. That same Old coon
Q. - . Who bariained to make Mr.
Adams President at-the y price . of the
Secretaryship of State f 1 '
A. That same old coon!,
Q. Who received from the people 36
votes (all told) when a candidate for the
Presidency in :1824?
A. That same old ction
Q: Who received but 49 votes when
again a candidate in 1832 ?
A. That same old coon
' Q. Who strove (though unsuccessful.;
ly) to obtain the whig nomination in
A. That same old coon
Q. Whit was rejected by tbe-whig
convention as a candidate in 1849 ?
A. That same old awn ! •
Q.. Who tried, and still seeks to lei,
an accidental majority pass a law be
yond the power of a veto.
A. That same old coon !
Q. Who concocted the Compromise
Act and afterwards abandoned it ?
A. That same old coon
Q. Who said, Carry out the spirit
of the Compromise Act. Look to. re
vepue alone for the.support of govern
ment. Do riot raise the question of
Protection, which I had hoped', had
been put to rest: Theie is no necessi
ty cf protection for proteceion,?"
A. That same old coon !
Q: Who used his influence and silo
cessfully to defeat the 44 anti-pipelaying
bill," by which all the Piesidential
elections could_take place on the same
day ? '
-A. That same old Coon !
• Q. Who is the leader of the party
endeavoring to subsidize the States and
destroy their Independence and sever.:
eign ties ?
A. That same old coon !
Q. Who excited and promoted the
duel which ended ii► the death of the
Hon. Jonathan Cilley.
A. T6t same old coon I
Q. Who insisted that if we could not
get black slaves, we must have white
A. That same old coon!
Q. Who . was in the habit, •in the
Senate, in public debate, of comparing
the people of the United States, with
his black boy Charles I"
A. That same old coon
Q. Who received from the Hon;
James Buchanan a withering rebuke
and merited castigation, for his inso
lence in calling American citizens
A. That same old . coon !
Q. Who was a high royal arch ma
son and now pretends to be opposed td ,
masonry, to catch the votes of anti-ma
A. That same old coon!
Q. Who has been on both sides of
every great. National question for forty
years past ?
A. That same old coon
Q. Who is too old and too domiz
neering to be safely entrtisted with Ex •
'power ? •
That same old c00n•! ...
Q. Who has been twice rejected by
A That same old coon! (r
' IR. Who will be a - third and last time;
most ingloriously defeated r .- •
A.. That same old coon t
BEWARE OF LYING INPOSTERS.- 4 WII
took occasion to caution the public in
our last, against a - strolling dentist nam
ed William. Patt e rson, who has been
circulating 'the report that Goy. Polk
,was, a Catholic. This S 'gentlimah pre
-.tends to give it upon the authority of
Mr. Joseph Menardi, . of Albany tp.
We.are authorized' by Mr. Menardi to
pontridictithe 'assertion orthis reckless
calumniator; and more than `this, are
assured by Mr. &I. that this same Pat=
iersori was told by him that he had ne
ver said that Gov. Polk wava,Catholic,
and because ,he knew to- the contrary..
We leave the Public to judge or MO
cbaracterof individual' who 'would
be, guilty of such Meanness. •
What color ''
is die grass .ivhetv ceiver
iii•wfthisnow; green: .: