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I liavo sworn upon tlio Altnr of God, eternal hostility lo every form of Tyranny over tlio Blind of Man." Thomas Jefferson.
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Prom live Spirit of llio Time.
THE BUCKEYE BLACKSMITH.
Tune " Rosin the Jioiv."
TO BE EUXO IN CIIAUACTCU AFTER THE E
Now sinco the election is over,
I'll sing of my humbugging rigs,
How I have been living in clover,
All at tlio expense of the Whigs. ,
1 shut'up'my shop in Ohio,
Bought out by iho Whigs it is true,
To fight liko another Golinh,
In tho ranks for old Tippecanoe.
A speech was composed by tho party
Which I was to learn and to vend,
Intended to sink little Marty,
And raise iho poor tool of North Bond.
As tho fly i3 ensnared by the spider,
They thought to catch the Democrats too,
In the webs of Log Cabini and Cider
And songa of Old Tippecanoe,
My purso being filled, I was posted
Away on some humbugging tour,
"Wherever I went I was toasted
As (ho ftiend of tlio laboring poor;
Through country and town I was greeted
Jly thousands who furiously flew
To hoar my oration repeated,
And songs for Old Tippecanoe. ' " '
And here they arranged a Committee
To honor the great Mr' Bear,
And escort him into the city,
lieccived by the Councils and Mayor.
And hero was a mongrel collection,
Impatient to hear-something new
Concerning tho coming Election
And hopes of Old 'Tippecanoe,
The whigs for effect, simple fellows
Had fixed on the stage for parade,
A forge, and an anvil and bellows',
And sot mo to work nt my irado. '
I hammered away and I spouted,
And I sang as my bellows I blow,
And the rabble huzzaed and shouted
For Buckeye and Tippecanoe,
The Federal farco is now ended,
And Harrison sinks in despair,
Old Buckeye's fortune is mended.
And Martin remains in the chair.
Oh Whigs when ye meotin convention
Tho boniest again (o renew,
For decency's sake never mention
Old Granny of Tippecanoe.
Madam Tippy won't run, you've tried her,
Though sporting a petticoat red,
With pictures of cabins and cider
You never could force her ahead,
Farewell to tho federal" party, . ,.
And the "Whigs of Connecticut blue, ' -AViih
a health to little dutch Marty,
And a tear to poor Tippecanoe.
Choose e-ood Comttanv. Young men
c. c -
are in sencral but liule awaro how muni
ihoir rnnntntion is affected in the view of
the public by the company thoy keep.
The character of their associates is soon ro
carded as their own. If they ieok tho so
ciety of the vJttiy. it clevuto them in III
miblic estimation, as it is an ovidence that
'hey rcs-pecl others.
From tho Doyktiwr. Democrat'.
THE SUB TREASURY ILLUSTRATED
THE CONVERSION OF A WHIG!.
Democrat. Do you approve of the Sub
Whig. No, certainly poMhjnk I would
pprovo of so monstrous' a tiling as that ?
Dem. i'is often called ,monstroii3, I
now, destructive and ruinous, a scheme to
create executive power and influence, cal-T
ulatcd to destroy credit, lowor prices, &c.
e., but 1, think it is calculated to prevent
all this. .
iFhig. It will prove all thai its oppo
nents have predicted. Docs it not take
away the funds of the Bank's and thereby
cripple them, and make thorn Ids? useful.
Dem. Why has a bank any better claim
to the' Government money than you or I
avo ? supposing that you or I should de
m mid the funds of the Government,' to loan
out to our ftiends, to speculators, to monop
olists, dsc, should -wo not be laughed at
for our arrogance ?
Whig, Perhaps so But the Banks you
tJcm. iiave been the cause ot all cur
lifilculties 1 But how is tho Government
mo,icy raised (
Whig. By n tariff or. duty on goods
Dem. Who pays this duty ?
Whig. Tho merchant.
Dem. Doc3 the merchant havo to loso
tho amount so paid 1
Whig. No, lie gets it back by charging
an extra price for his goods,
Dem. Ah, he does then who docs this
tax or duly como out of?
Whig. The purchaser.
,0cm. - The jMWjynUs mgaii thft-
man who wears the goods he pays tlio
profits to tho manufacture, to the importer,
to the retailer, and tho duly beside in short
you and I, those mechanics you see yonder
they all pay their proportion of the revenue
to tho Government, do they not,?
Whig. Oh yes, it all comes out of them
eventually, tho merchant does not havo lo
ose any thing the consumer pays it a!
but it is not well, vou know to lot them un
Dem. 1 C3 it is. 1 do not approve
of keeping the principle and operation
Government fro-n the people as you whigs
do civo them light i wanted to make them
Whig. If they understand it don t you
suppose they would find fault with it.
Dem. Yes with a tax or tarift that
exorbitant and made for the purposo of pro
tecting as you call it, rieh mauufaeturin
companies, &c.,but when it is raised mere
lv for the sunoortol tho Government, we
all ?ay it freely and willingly. Now yo
acknowledge that it is tho consumer, of all
classes and conditions, that support the
government and not tho rich men alone.
Whig. According to your doctrino
thoy do, and I really believe you are right.
Dem. Then if wo pay it for tho support
of the government why do you say wo
ought to pay it into the banka for their sup-
pprt and profit. Why should they cnrcli
themselves and thoir particular friends
with the money that wo pay exclusively
for tho support of out republican govern
ment. Whig. But it would bo safo in tho
banks, and they would loan it to the peo
Dem. To speculators you mean. But
what right have thoy to loan It at all?
Tjs tho people's money and how arc you
going to manage to loan to the people their
own money how should I manage to
borrow my own money. If the people are
going to havo it, they had better koop it in
the first place, ot pay it to tho government
at all. '
Whig, But the Banks can make a pro
fit out of it, you know.
Dem. Aro you a Bank Director ?
i Jl'hig. ' Ye3, so'io my brother,
Dem. I thought so. Thoso mechanics
and laborers wo sec yonder pay their pro
portion of tho rovenuc, you acknowledge.
.If it was deposited in your bank would you
oan it back to thorn?
U hig. Oh no that would bo ridicu
lous Wo should bo afraid to trust them.
Dem. But yon say tho banks would
oan it back to tho people; havo they not as
dod right to their proportion as any body
ulsc has ? And who do you call tho peo
ple, Tho dear people I supposo you
Whig. 'Wh'yvVgencr.illy like to loan
it to those who want the larp est sums, and
will pay the heaviest interest toctock bro
kers spectators monopolists, and a little
to tho merchant.
Dem. Yes; and than you call the dear
people the first is n- gambler iho next a
swindler and the third an extortioner and
clutches nil the products of the earth that he
may get his own price for it and tho other
lives on the profits ho can get out of the
consumer. And you would havo tho poor
as well as tho rich td'pay their money for
the supprfrt for the government, which mo
ney, you say, ought to go into the Banks,
to ho loaned out to such persons as tlnsc.
If fug. Well perhaps it is not quite
right but then wo must all ive you
Dem. No sir lis not right, You must
live, but you must not bo allowed to - live at
tho expense, and on the money of tho peo
ple. You may do banking business, but
you must do it with your own funds not
DEMAND the monry of people to cheat
un! distress thorn with.
If hig. Well, really, I have never taken
this view of the esse. What will the
Govornmcnt do with tho money will
they luck it up and keot it.'? Our fo!!;3 say
things that aro not true. Do you
that the Government pay their employors
as our hardy whalemen qro paid oft" at tho
end of the cruise. No sir. What thoy re
ceive to-day they pay out to-morrs'v, and
it circulates throughout the country keeps
moving about doing us all good. It, will
not be allowed to jump back into the vaults
of the banks, to bo loaned out to their
friends again; they mus wait until tho reg
ular process of trade brings it to them, then
thoy will keep regulai in their business
not expand and blow up tho credit system
to-day only to havo it burst to-morrow and
ruin the whole country.
Whig. There is some reason in this af
ter all, but it is not dangerous in having so
many Sub-Treasurers ?
Dem. How many ?
If'hlg. Two or three hundred I sup
pose thero must be.
Dem. Ila ! ha ! ha ! You Whig's who
think tho people don't know any thing, arc
tho fools yourselves, in trying to deceive
them, you aro deceived snd made ig
norant yourselves. Why, thero aio
only SIX Sub-Treasurers one in Bos
ton, one in Now York, ouo in Philadci
phia, one in Charleston, ono in St. Lou
is, and ono in New Orleans.
Whis:. Is that all ? I had been told
by my paper that there wero many more
Do you think they will prove aa honest as
(he banks ?
Den. Honest as tho Banka I ! Is Ste
phen Alle.i, the receiver or Sub-Treasurer,
as you Whigs call him, as honest as your
bank Presidents and Directors think
Whig. Oh, yes, Mr. Allen, I believe,
is a very honest man. But Swartwout,
Price, and olhera, you know, ran away with
the government monoy ?
Dem. Yes, sir, I know they did, and if
you Whigs had allowed us to pass tho Sub
Treasury Bill at first they nover could havo
got it to run away with. It was by hav
ing a oonnoxion with tho banks that they
wero enabled to steal, Instead of their put
ting it all in the banke, they put a portion
in their own pookets, and tho banks were
never tho wiser for it. But now thoy must
deposit overy day with Receiver General,
and his duty is to watch and sed that he
gets it all; and when ho gels it, 'tis safe.
It was not safo even when it was in tho
Whig. Why? What do you mean ?
Dem. Mean. Don't'wo have accounts
overy day of the officers or. the clerks pf
tho banks running away with their thous
ands, lent) of thousands, aye, millions.
Whig Yes, there has been some rogues,
Dem. . Some 1 Did nottjovis(tho Cash
ier of the SchuylkHl bank run away with
one million two hundred thousand dollars
Dabnoy, of Richmond, with half a milliort-
Smith, of Philadelphia, with one hun
dred thousand--Newman, of vour own
Manhattan Bank, with fifty thousand dollars,
besides hundreds of others whom I cannot
now recollect? Talk about tho honest
Hank's 1 Did they not all suspend, and ro-
fuSlTto pay the government a cent when
. t. -A 1 1 .1 ' :lti ..r .111 .t
nicy "a" unwy minimis hi uonars in wieir
vauha belonging to the government ? Sup
posing wo had been at war then, wo should
have found our selves in a pretly situation
money enough, but could not get a mill,
because the banks did not feel disposed to
pay. Now when the government wants
their own money, they can got it without
asking the permission of the banks.
Whig. Well, I must acknowledge that
I havo never seen the Sub-Treasury in this
light before. I think much better of -it, and
boliovo that I will support it. Good morn
THE WORKING MHN6
Among all tho flimsy disguises aszumcd
by tho Federal party, now arrayed against
tho Democratic Administration, under tho
assumed and prostituted name of Whigs
' that of sympathy for the working classes isl
4tll6Vort(irtrrt1lpQbe,.' Tho whole
'koirtso'tf tfiat party, from
i thin ?n 0p conU.mtUQl,g a
m first to last, had
and inveterate hos
tility to tho working classes. By opposing
on all occasions, an extension of the right
of suffrage, it has attempted, often success
full v, to deprive them of a voice in the
'choice of public officers, of thoso who mak
and those who administer tho law; and
has added insult to injury, by openly and at
sll times proclaiming, that this oppositio
to their rights was baBedon tho ground that
they wore incapable of exercising them
either for their own good, or the welfare of
tho State. "Property" they affirm, "is the
test of merit," and property alone should
entitle a man to a voice in tho government
of his country. Personal rights, thoso
which aro inherent in every citizen, bv th
law of God and nature; thoso rights
which ho is enabled to protect' and defend
himself against the oppression of wealth an
power, arc nothing, worso than nothing, in
tho estimation of this party, which places
you on a level with the beasts of tho fluid
yoked to tho plough, and having no"agecy
whatever in dircciincr its course. Their
fundamental principlo is, that you are inca
pablo of self-government.
On this grpat principle is founded their
uniform policy. From this has originate
all their schemes of monopoly and special
privilege.3. ' Physically, you aro loo stron
lo bo conquered by forco, and therefore
thev resort to frand and deception. They
cannot subdue you by tho strength of the
arms. But holding you, as thoy do,cntiroly
divested of reason and intelligence, they
havo tho presumption to bolievo that the;
can cheat you with your oyes wiuo open
and that, after a career of moio than half
century, of open, undisguised hostility, and
during which thoy poured on your heads
every epiihct.of conlenjfit and scorn, you
aro'eo blind and so stupid as to believe they'
havo all at onco become your best and only
Presuming on that low and base standard
of intellect and morals at which they havo
always rated you, they imagine you tb bo
equally diyestad of the recolleolion offsets,
and tho faculty of drawing conclusions from
thejn. They be'liovo, that with a smllc, a
bow, and a few civil speeches, they can
obliterate the memory of iho past, and all
rational anticipations of tho future, derived
from ilo history. They beljevo -that all tho
evidences of kindness and sympathy, all
the acta of the Democratic Administration
distributed through a long3erles- Of years,
all its efforts to circumscribe those vast
monopolies, which, whilo they enhance tho
prices of all tho necessaries of life,' at tho
same time giving now facilities- to combine
tions to reduce the wage3 of laborj all its
endeavors to give security to those wagesj
by causing them to bo paid in money that
will not perish jn your hands) all its striv"
ihgs to prevent thoso ruinous fluptnations
of the paper system, which ouo day delude
you with apparent prosperity, tho next
plhngo you into poverty , and distress.
They believe that all thoso pro either for
gotten by you.or may bo perverted by spo
cious duplicity, or bold m'sreprosdntntioit,
into proofs of hostility to that dais for
vhosc especial benefit the Democratic' Ad
ministration has staked its very existence)
in the contest vith Federal principles and
Tho Federal party, now arrayed against
that administration, has .undertaken this
Herculean task, It has, all of a sudden.
been smitten with an over whelming sympa-
thy for those whom it has always-,' in time
past, dignified with tho epithets of " Sans
Culottes," ."Swinish multitude," 'Throglo'
dytcs," "Big-Paws," "Cattle," and what
not? Just on the cvo of a great election!
nvolviiig in its issue all the lights and prin
ciples, nay, the very existence, of the De
mocracy of which you constitute so largo a
portion just at this critical moment, ' tho
party that has, on all occasions h'eretofore,
laughed you to scorn, and spurned your
just pretensions, all at orcc pulls 'off hi9
hat, makes you. a low bow, and cxclaimsitj
tjientlepisnyour most pwdfent.-lrtfipujej
servant I.' How do you do, my deanfrinicls?
My heart yearns for your distress, ' and I
would givoaall I am worth in tho world to
relieve you" shaking hands, at tho samo
time, with the Sans Culottes, tho Swinish
Multitude, tho Troglodytes, the Cattle, -and
tho Big Paws, most cordially. After which
'tho lordly Federalist goes to a mect'ng of
'wealthy employers, convened for the pur
pose of screwing down tlio wages of their
workmen to tho lowest minimum possible,
From thence he goes to tho log cabin, drinks
hard cider, makes wry faces, partakes in
all tho Federal mummeries, and staggers
home, rubbing his hands' in ccstaoy nt hav
ing so successfully "humbugged tho Trog
Will the workingmen realizo these in
sulting anticipations ? Will thoy be cheated
by these exhibitions of hollow sympathy,
thefcc Iow'and base appeals so degrading to
the morals and intelligence of the most en
lightened Democracy of the world? Will
they permit the advocates and defenders of
their rights and their principles lo be sacri
ficed to a combination of thoso who have
been at all limes heretofore, and will bo
hereafter, their most inveterate enemies ?
Will they, last and worst of all, give damn
ing evidence of the truth of the Federal as
sumption, and demonstrate their incapacity
for self-government, by showing that they
cannot distinguish their friends from thsir
We answer, firmly and confidently, NO.
Such a party and such a cause, so advocated
and sustained, is destined to certain defeat
and inevitable disgrace. A fwr gleams of
sunshine may break through the thick mass
of clouds that overhang its prospects, reliev
ing them for a moment from the agonic? of
despair; but these aro but Indications of iho
coming storm, which will level thofr tow
ering hopes with tho dust. That they anti
cipate success, wo verily believe. Their
proeesaiojis of log cabins and coon skins,
their songs and shouls of triumph.snd ihVf
daily and nightly debauches on hard cjjlcr,
have, all combined, produced a .delirk-ua
Qxoitemont, a drunken phronzy, lhat ob
scures their perceptions of.probabilily,-a!id
renders them blind to ovary .hiiyr but ihe
visionary triumph thoy anticipate. J&a
drunkards, they reel and see double; and J