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Strondsbmrg, Pa. Oct. 23, 1840.
Terms, $5,00 in advance ; $2,25, naif yearly ; and $2,50 if not
paid bcfoie the end of the year.
CANDIDATES OF THE PEOPJLE.
TOR PRESIDENT :
Gen. William Henry Harrison,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT:
ELECTORAL TICKET. '
John A. Shulze, pf Lycoming,
Joepn JRitner, of Cumberland,
1 Levis Passmore, 12 John Dickson,
2 John Price Wetherill 13 John M'Keehan,
Thomas P. Cope, 14 John Reed,
3 Jona. Gillingham, 15 Ashbel 13. Wilson,
1 Amos Ellmaker, 16 Ner Middleswarth,
Abr'm R. M'llvain, 17 George Walker.
John K. Zeilin, 18 Bernard Connelly jr
5 Robert Stinson, 19 Joseph Markle,
G William S. Hendrie 20 Justice G. Fordyce,
7 J. Jenkins Ross, 21 T. M. T. M'Kennan,
3 Peter Filbert,
22 Harmer Denny,
23 Joseph Buffington,
24 Henry Black,
25 John Dick.
i) William Adams,
1 0 John Harper,
i I Wm. M'llvain.
Col. Johnson said (in Congress)
"Who is General Harrison ? The son of one of
the signers of the Declaration of Indepcncence;
who spent the greater part of his large fortune in
redeeming the pledge he then gave, of his 'fortune,
life and sacred honor,' to secure the liberties of his
country. Of the career of General Harrison I
need not speak; the history of the West is his his
tory. For forty years he has been identified with
its interests, its peiils and its hopes. Universal
ly beloved in the walks of peace, and distinguish
ed by his ability in the councils of his country, he
lias been yet more illustriously distinguished in
the field. During the late war, he was longer in
active service than any other general officer ; he
was. DcrhaDs. oftener in action than any one of
them, and never sustained a defeat."
We have neither time nor space to record at
length, ail the glorious victories achieved by
the Whigs, which have been pouring in upon
us from all quarters, during the last few days.
Suffice it to say, that the people have triumphed
over the office-holders, and that the election of
Gen. Harrison is sure, beyond the shadow of a
doubt1. New Jersey has taught those who dared
to spurn her great seal, that she is not to be
trampled upoji wilh impunity. At the elec
tion which has just taken place there, the
Whigs carried thirteen out of eighteen counties,
and the Legislature will stand fifty-four Whigs
io thirty-six Loco-focos. In Georgia, we have
elected a Whig Governor, nine members of Con
gress and a majority in the Legislature. In
Pennsylvania too, which has heretofore been
considered doubtful, ther Whigs have done nobly.
We have carried both, branches of the Legisla
ture, and have thus far gained three and proba
bly four members of Congress, viz: one in Bucks,
one in Washington, one in. the Huntingdon dis
trict, and probably one in the Union District,
We have also a chance for another in the Erie
The Senate of this State will standr
Locofoco, ' . 13
Whig,' " 52
In Ohio it has been a perfect rout! Corwin,
the Whig candidate for Governor, has beaten
Shannon. Locofoco, by upwards of 20.000!
Out of nineteen Congressmen, the WThigs have
elected thirteen. Dr. Duncan the great cham
pion of Locofocoism has been defeated, and tho
State is safe for Harrison by at least 25,000
majority. Citizens of Monroe and Pike will
you hesitate any longer? The current of pop
ular opinion has set in favor of the Farmer of
Iorth Bend. Ohio, the state in which he re
sides, has rendered Jier verdict in his favor
the South has given the lie to tho charges p
abolitionism which have been brought against
him bv the Locofocos. What confidence can
you place in the statements and calculations o
the Locoloco papers.' Did they not tell you
that their parly would certainly carry Ohio 1
What is the fact! Harrisonism has swept the
State like an avalanche, and Locofocoism is at
its last gasp. Will you go with the people, or
the office-holders? Lot your votes on Friday
next, show that you have the prosperity and
happiness of the country at heart.
We invite attention to the address of the State
Committee Dublished in another column. We
hope our readers will give it an attentive peru
sal, and let their oxertions on Friday next, give
evidence that thoy have not read it in yain.
On Saturday morning last Mr. JohnZ. Flag
ler, of Stroud township) while engaged in rais
ing a stone from a well, was by the breaking of
the rope to which the stone was attached, pre
cipitated to the bottom, fracturing his scull in a
most dreadful manner. Life was extinct before
the body was recovered.
n q n
of Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties,
Before you deposit your votes in the
ballot box on the 30th, examine them,
and see that they contain ALL the
names published below, and also that
there are NO MORE than 30 names
in all upon them. We have heard
that the Loco Foco leaders in the Bor
ough of Easton intend to have printed
a spurious Harrison Ticket, with more
than 30 names upon it. They will try
to cheat you in this way, and thus de
prive you of your just rights. And if
any of our friends discover such tick
ets in the possession of a Van Buren
man, and he attempts to distribute
them, he will be doing his duty by dis
covering his name, obtaining proof,
and informing the County Committee.
John Andrew Shulze,
John Price We.therill,
Thomas P. Cope,
. Abraham R. M'llvain,
John K Zeilin,
William S. Hendrie,
J. Jenkins Ross,
William Ad dams,
Ashbel B. Wilson,
Bernard Connelly, jr.
Justus G. Fordyce,
Thomas M T. M'Kennan,
Official Election Returns of Pike Co.
Del a wars
Another Rat left the Ship. Maj. Lew
is, late fourth auditor, a highly respectable rat
in office, has sided with Major Eaton, and bid
adieu to Van Burenism. Nearly all the strong
friends of General Jackson, who were so at
the time of his coming into office, have gone
over to the Harrison cause. Amos Kendall
and Isaac Hill are among iha few cocked hats
left, and they hang on only for the threo B's
bread, butter, and bitters. Morning Herald.
States certain for Martin Van Buren. State
of Apprehension, State of Perturbation, State of
Expulsion, ana State ol Disgrace. . new tiamp
shire and South Carolina doubtful. Times and
TTf'The Harrisburg Keystonevsays,
AVE LOST THE SENATE AND
HAVE LOST THE SENATE AND POS
SIBLY THE HOUSE." The Keystone is
the leading organ of Van Burenism at the seat
ot the tate Government.
To the Democratic Harrison Party;
of Pennsylvania .
Fellow Citizens : The undersigned, with
unfeigned joy, congratulate you on the glorious
result of the struggle which has just terminated!
As far as ascertained, it is indeed mbst cheer
ing. That the voice of Pennsylvania would,
at the approaching Presidential Election, be for
Harrison and Tyler, no one, who knows the
patriotic Jeelings of her sons, could for a mo
ment doubt. But that, with so little concert of
action for, and so little interest manifested in j
the Election which has just taken place, that
election should show beyond question a major-1
ity against the corrupt party, that now misrules, I
is as unexpected as it is decisive. Irrepressi
ble, indeed, must be the spirit, and unalterable
the determination of the true Democracy of the
Keystone State, when it thus, in advance of the
real day of trial, sends forth its voice of thun
der to tell to the sister states that Pennsylvania,
having overpaid her debt of gratitude to one
gallant dofender of the country, now hastens to
reward another and a no less distinguished.
That this is not mere assertion, but sober j
truth, the following facts will show.
At the election for members of Congress in
1838, eleven Democrats and seventeen Loco
Foco Van Buren men were elected. On the I
13th inst., the friends of General Harrison
have at least, elected THIRTEEN being near-;
ly one half of tho whole number, with a pros
pect of more when all the returns come in !
At the last session of the Legislature the
State Senate stood. Seventeen Loco Foco Van
Buren members to Sixteen Democrats. The
returns now in. show that at the next session
the parlies will at least stand TWENTY Har
rison Democrats to thirteen Van Buren men!
At the same Session the State House of Re
presentatives stood about 70 Van Buren men
to about 30 Democrats. At the next there is
beyond a doubt a majority of Harrison Dem
ocrats over the supporters of the Sub-Treasury,
low wages, reduced prices, and that gener
al system of Bankruptcy which was rapidly
covering the land under the administration of
Martin Van Buren,
Is not this, indeed, a glorious summing up of
one day's work in the East What will it be
when the AVALANCHE OF VICTORY
pours down the Alleghany from all the " Green
Fellow citizens. We know that you will ac
knowledge these things to be true, for you have
helped to achieve them. But inasmuch as oth
ers may doubt, we quote an authority which all
will credit, at least in the present case. The
Van Buren Stale Committe, in an address is
sued from Harrisburg to their political friends
on the 16th inst., speaking of the result of the
recent election say: " The federalists may have
a majority in one or both of the Houses" of the
State Legislators THIS ADMISSION SET
TLES THE QUESTION OF VICTORY!
Its impudence in calling the supporters of the
favorite of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and
Monroe the men who have long contended
for the purest Democracy, " federalists," is, to
be sure, unsurpassed in the annals of parly per
version of terms. But let it be pardoned, in
consideration of the unexpected frankness and
honesty of the admission itself!
The undersigned do not say to you, AROUSE
THEN, DEMOCRATIC FELLOW CITI
ZENS! for you have Bhown yourselves to be
fully aroused and nobly active ! But they sayj
DO NOT SLEEP AT YOUR POSTS ; SLUMBER NOT
AN INSTANT; REST NOT A MOMENT ! SPREAD
THE GLAD TIDINGS OF YOUR SUC
CESS ! See your neighbors. Encourage your
friends. Meet each other m County Meetings,
as heretofore recommended, on the 24th inst
or some other fit day. Prepare for the 30th,
as carefully as if you feared defeat, but m all
your exertions bear with you the assurance of
CERTAIN VICTORY. The object now is
not so much the gaining of a majority, as the
obtaining of a large one. Remember, that
you have to do with those, who, on more occa
sions than one, have shown that thoy can dis
regard tho most solemnly expressed will of the
majority, and the most authentic documents,
and can carry their oppression so. far as to tram
pie on the sacred sovreignty of a free State!
Bear this, then, m mind, and let your majority
on the 30th, BE SO GREAT AS TO FROWN
DOWN ALL ATTEMPT AT CAVIL OR
rRiENDS of the good cause: lie on your
guard against the devices of your opponents to
the very last! Go to the polls in the spirit of
freemen, determined to exercise your just rights,
and to do vour utmost to save the Country! Let
no cause nor excuse keep you away. Above
all things, EXAMINE YOUR TICKETS,
EACH FOR HIMSELF. Bear in mind the
importance of voting the correct one.
JOHN P. WETHER1LL, and others.
October 17, 1840.
Another Whiff Member.
TTPThe Clinton County Whig says, "We
have just read a letter from a respectable gen-
ttemen 01 uiearueia, giving me cneenng intel
ligence that THOMAS W. LLOYD has rcceiv
ed SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY'
FIVE votes in that county, which ensures hte
election! The letter states that the vote in
Clearfield stands thus: Wallers 1550; Lloyd
795; Gamble 505; Leidy 87. In Clinton, Mr
Leidy is probably ahead of Mr. Lloyd 160 votes
and in Lycoming about the same. 11 the re
turns from Clearfield are correct, and they un
questionably are, Mr. Lloyd's majority over Mr,
Leidv in the district is not less than FOUR
HUNDRED! This is a glorious victory!"
We have the returns from all tho counties bu
4. The final majority of the Whig ticket is
likely to range in the neighborhood of 3500 votes
MAKE WAY FOR THE
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
BOTH BRANCHES OF THE LEGISLA
A Whig Gain of Three, aad probably Four mem
bers of Congress.
We have further Returns of the election in
ennsylvania. They continue to be of a high-
y gratifying charactar. The WHIGS HAVE
UNQUESTIONABLY CARRIED BOTH
BRANCHES OF THE LEGISTURE, and
HAVE THUS FAR Gained THREE AND
ROBABLY FOUR MEMBERS OF CON
GRESS viz : Mr. Ramsey in Bucks, Mr.
awrence of Washington, General Irwin in
Huntingdon District and probably Mr. Merrill
in the Union District as noted by us yesterday.
We have a chance for another m the Eurie
The Senate of this state will3sfand :
The probable result of the popular vote is in
our favor, yet from the contrariety of tho state
ments no certain calculation can be made.
The Harrisburg Telegraph extra, dated
Thursday evening, says : Pennsylvania is Re
deemed ! The Keystone revolutionized ! We
have the State Senate, having gained at least
Four Senators ! the Lower House and three
members of Congress.
The same paper holds this cheering lan
guage wilh regard to the popular vote : " As
ar as heard from, we have gained on the pop
ular vote of 1836 and 1838, about two thous
and eight hundred and seventy five."
Has again perched upon the standard of
the whios ofNew-Jersxy! The "broad seal
has been vindicated, and those who sought to
cast dishonor upon the proud escutcheon of our
State have been rebuked and humbled. Essex
ed off in gallant style, with a whig majority of
1746, Moms followed with 196, Passaic 199,
Mercer 412, Middlesex 146, Somerset 256,
Hudson 204, Burlington 810, Gloucester 514,
Salem 112, Cumberland 203, and Monmouth 83,
BEING A WHIG GAIN IN TWELVE
COUNTIES, since the election of 1839, OF
THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED
AND THIRTY-FIVE VOTES! In Cape
May, the whig ticket was elected without oppo
sition. In Bergen, Sussex, Warren and Hun
terdon, no whig candidates were run. Atlantic
is the only county from which we are without
returns; we are willing to concede it, however,
to our opponents, and we can well afford to do
so, having already made the cleanest sweep of
the state that was ever accomplished by any
party since the days of '76 a sweep, which
renders "assurance doubly sure, that New-Jer
sey will give her vote for Harrison m Novem
ber by acclamation.
The parties m tho next
sland as follow s :
Whig. Van Buren,
C. A. C. A.
Bergen, 1 2
Hudson, 1 1
Passaic, II. 2
Essex, 1 5 . ,
Morris, 1 A .' ' '
Sussex, - i?u 3
Somerset, T 1 "3
Middlesex, l-v 4 " l'
Monmouth, 4 ,
Mercer, 1 2.
Hunterdon, ..... ' 1 3
Burlington, 1 v, 5 ''r
Gloucester, 1 4" .
Cumberland, 1 . 3 - ' ,,.
Atlantic, 1 1
Cape May, 1 1
Total, 13 41 5 12
Whig majority iri Council 8, in Assembly 29
and on joint ballot thirty-seven! I his on
sures the choice ot a whic U. b. senator in
place of Garret D. Wall, a whig Secretary o
State in place of James D. Westcott, and
whig Clerk in Chancery in place of Stacy G
Potts. Glory enough for one year. Sussex
Brilliant Achievement.-- Lieut. Sanders' troop
of dragoons lately captured an Indian in Flon
da, and after examining him, he was first alio
and then hung. Why was he not quartered and
burnt also? Why stop half-way in the delight
ful work of mutilating a lifebsss body? Verily.
me marcn oi civilization is onward
The Whigs of the Empire StTe to their breth
ren of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and
Hold up, boys! Dont pum,me the last breath
of life out of Locq-Fp.ooism! Jfi? wan.1 a lick
at it, Easy therp! og Cabin
A Whig Majority of 20,000.
The news from Ohio is pouring down upon
us like an avalanche. The victorious shouts or
the Whigs must ring like a death-knell in the
ears of tho existing dynasty. How sadly have
they been disappointed! Governor Shannon
has been writing on to his political friends, and
assuring them with the utmost confidence, that
the State would go for Van Buren. Immense
sums were doubtless bet in some of the States
upon the result, and thus, the Van Burenitcs
have lost not only the election, but their money.
The Baltimore American of yesterday gives re
turns from 55 counties, in which the Whig ma
jority is upwards of 17,OQ0 votes. The Whig
gain is upwards of 26,000. The New York
Express, however, has expressed the news,
and thus, we have returns from all the counties
in the State but 12. The result is glorious bey
EXPRESS FKOItt OHIO.
We have performed, as we pomised on Sat
urday, one of the most extraordinary feats in
the-way of an Express, ever achieved in this,
or any other country The Election in Ohio
closed on Tuesday night, and here, in New
York on Sunday, we have two-thirds of thft
State, and on Monday we are able to publish all
but 12 counties, which are chiefly in the most
distant corners of Ohio, to express which would
have delayed us another day. Our last Ex
press Messenger arrived last night at 1 1 P. M.r
quite exhausted with his extraordinary efforts,
but freighted with the most glorious news, wnicii
he spread far and wide. He sent the news to
the editors of the National Intelligencer, and
spread it by mail in Maryland and Pennsylva
nia, and throughout the South. It electrifies
BBISG OUT THE BIG GUJf.
CORWIN'S MAJORITY OVER
U U U b
THIRTEEN OUT OF THE NINETEEN
CONGRESSMEN. WHIG MAJORITY ON
JOINT BALLOT. TAPPAN AND ALLEN
DEMOLISHED. DUNCAN DEFEATED.
HARRISON'S own HOME STRAIGHT
OUT. THE WHIG GAIN TWENTY-FIVE
The result as given in the Express, is a ma
jority for Corwin, in 63 counties, of NINETE EN
THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED Ajl
SEVENTY-EIGHT VOTES. The counties
to hear from, 12 in number, will doubtless in
crease it to more than 20,000.
Ohio Hembers of Congress.
There are 19 Congressional Districts in Ohio,
of which, in 1838, 11 were Van Buren and 8
Whig. The returns now stand
1st District Pendleton, Whig, gain.
Weller, V. B., re-elected.
Good, W., re-elected.
Morrow, W., re-elected.
Doane, V. B., re-elected.
Morris, W., re-elected.
Ridgway, W., re-elected.
Medill, V. B.
Mason, W., re-elected.
Cowan, Whig, gain.
Mathiot, Whig, gain.
Mathews, V. B.
Sweney, V. B., re-elected.
S. J. Andrews, W.
Giddings, W., re-elected.
Coffin, Whig, probable.
Stokely, Whig, gain.
13 Whios to 6 Loco Focos.
Last year, 8
Whigs to 1 1 Loco Focos.
From the State Central Committee.
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1840.
To the Editors of the Express.
Gentlemen Our State Elections took placo
on the 13lh inst. Mr. Corwin is elected Gov
ernor of this State, probably by a majority of 18
The enclosed printed statement may be re
lied on as correct, as far as heard from. When
the entire return of votes comes to hand, wo
will apprize you of the result.
The Harrison and Tyler Electoral Ticket
will-probably receive a majority in this State of
We are, gentlemen, your ob't. serv'ts.
ALFRED KELLEY, Ch."
J. M. W. ANDREWS,
The Boston Post, a locofoco paprr.
is too fond of a joke to spare even iii
l mt i?n r . i
own party. ne louowmg irom mat i
juuiuai la nub uau. . ft
"Said a whig to a deniocrat'tne oili
er day 'Why is your party like
cropped horse V 'Gi ve it un? Tto-
cause it has lost its Ma m"
- An OMjNoue NE.-VChinotin is the In
dian name given to Gen. Harrison, after tb
baule of Tippecanoe. lis signification is Bi, .
Wind, or Whirl Wind, locofocos, look to tb