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•CorrespOildeace the-Ballimpre .Patriot.
f IUNITED STATES RENATE. -
Wastitiqu'rox, April 30, 1838..
Mr; Clay brought forward, this morning,
' measure of the veryhighest importance;
• • , --and. Which will engage the best attention
of the country; ,for there is a good, prospect;
may say, a certainty that it will be carried,
andlf-ao, it will bring immediate and sub"
• , stantial td an oppressed and suffering
. .people. •• ,
. The distinguished • ICeinucky Senator,
, addressing himself to the Chairman •of the
'committee on t'inance, propounded an
quiry.; He spoke . of 'some of the banks
- s "resuming - Specie payments.. It was a good
• example he thought: hoped it Mould
• be imitated.'. -But hOwiShed to know whetlk
the Finance:COrrnitteeititydeitto brin
- forward - any 'mosure. to- aid, support, _and
_ sign :was :to still-to -do nothing,—
he wouldconsider it his duty.to Present- a
• . Thesetemarks startled the Achninistra
tion party Hotta little. They what's'
. • in the -wind now-?'gas plainly as faces could
_ speak. :Mr...Silas Wright responded. can-
-iously, that to his- .knowledge, there- teas
no intention on the part of any member of
, the Committee to present - such - _ - a inea,sure,"
*Mr; 014 then- introduced,- with a few
--, remarks on the neglect of. the Government
• to present any measure For the-relief of • the,
•people, - a joint resolution, follows: .
.• ' "Resolved by-tize Senate and Haase of
Sepresentatives of the United.
• States in'
coagieSs - asseni6le - d; - Thaf no...discrinniffa 2 .
tion-shtilljbe-inadei--as to- the- currener'-or
.: - medium in paymeritriU the several branches
. of .the Public Revenue, or in 'debts_ or uea'
to the Government; und..that,, until other
----wise ordered - by -- CongressTilieii - Otes of
• sounds banks'Which are, payable ,and -paid
on demand in legal currency-of the •United
-Btates; :Under suitable restrictions, to be,
forthwithpreseribail and promidgated by the
Secretary of the Treasury", shall‘be-receiV
ed in paynient . of the'reVentie and of debts
, . due to the GeVerinnent,Und sliall be, sage
quentlY. -.disbursed, in. a curse of ; public
" -- lexpenditure m'all..publip` , ereditors Who' arc
willing to 'receive:: theimf l • "_ • , • _
-Vlr: - rose, to Make suggestion
' that the operation of the resolution be re
: Orieled to, the-banks in the vicinity of. those
_places where the.notes._ are received and
Mr. Clay said in reply; that - Allis was
• • merely - ,,,a matter of detail which mighr be
`.• cortriidered when the resolution came up for
action. _ •_ • ' -
The-resolution.li"s ovei one day accord.
ing to Abg.rule.
• - -IVASHINGTON, May , 2, 1838. -
A debate of-.remarkable interest and im
portance arose in : the.Setitite-day, on Mr.
Clay's Currency Resolutions, the provis
ions of which your readers in general know
It came up in regular course., Mr.
Wright moved to refer it to the Committee
on Finance, eyerylithly_kiTows that the ma
--j-orilTifillialComivattee are op
posed to its principles, . And that being the
case, a reference to it Avould•be contrary to
all parlimentary courtesy and practice: • It
• :was important, therefore, to have some dec
laration ,by the- Chairman, of the reason
--- thk - prompted - Ifirri - to -
Mr. Clay called upon Mr. Wright for
these ' reasons: •He Piought the proposed
reference unnecessary; and thtif no report
from - a Committee could be needed on either'
of the propositions contained in the resolu-
, firsOtam'ely, to prohibit
any discrimination as to the currency or
paynierit iii - the . differenfbilineheS
of public revenue Or. debt and dues to Gov
ernment, the Senate has'expresseil its'opin
iolifaijorahlyat this sessioon, as wellas the
last. - And, then as to' the reception and
disbursencmt of the notes of specie paying
banks, the principle is. so simple, that no il
•lustrationiwequired. • • , :
Mr. Clay - said, that what was 'now w ant
infrnediate--and-definhive. action by
'Congress. Some .of the . banks ',had deter
-mined a - resume, others were holding back
on - the part of the Government: • This reso- -
lotion • was calculated to encourage) . the
former, and would' take away. fron•Ohe
te_r any, pretext for norTiesuiii. •
Mr. Wright thud called on, gave as his
___-:reasons for the . ..reference, that- -the proposi
lion,Was far from being free 'froth- difrieul
-ties. The first branchi said; was incor
-41-mated into -the•lndependent Trodsury-B ill,-
_ _by : 4 atrong vote. :(Ite r9fered to Mr. Web
ster's amendment on the night of the ,pas
sage- of the bill.) The House Bad made no
return :of the measure, and `under that view
'of the matter; he 'said there was no necessi-.
saine principle. 'As to the' receiyability of
—the 'notes -9f-spccicpaying-banks,-it-yas
important to •aScertainwhether the proposal
Would ' w ith' any existing laws:. on
• -that subject. • The Committee of, Finance
was the proper.quarter to refer the resolution
in order that they rhight examine the laws and
see what.ritatiites would •be modified,..annul,
or repealed in - giving 'effect-to it. •
- on the principle of discrimination
,as, a . .deprirate, •indegendent-propos . ition, it
might be some reason . fovraiting•to 'hear the
___docision-of--the-flouse.-- T put-that---was not.
the case. It was ..ineorpbrated into 4 bill
cdndenined and . rejedell „at the' . ast. session,
the :"representatives of ; the people. . Ho
. believe that the :bill would be acted
.riponiat all; but; if. that were possible,-Two
'or - three, months ,might' ehifise :before
,decision would he. arrived at, : • Looking lit
.tlie. canditiOn . of :the -country, said Mr. 0.
and the . 9ndeavOurof•the banks to resume,
surelY: is the time for „encouragement;
friendly co-operation with ;the resum
ing ;vow is the time alsci to
:deelare, to the ii,eW in'llie gieat West,
..• thatiqediouti distinctiori - shall exist between'
.Or,th.e.ir.Payments to. .
- the Gen
a gr -
-era for .p.ublic lands, as that
• othearanohes Or the revenue . . • -
.4 • •
•At to the_iiecond bra-Rob a
tt was orear -r thatTii. repetil . certain
acts of ;legislatiop-.:•,But it,ie atilt a simple
Nr.- Clay Friajritairiell?_was.only:-Calet4-
'kited to produce delay; and ekcite:the4p - re 7
or the nrite , majority
of the.. coMmittee.are known to be opposed
to both parts. of the • resolution..- Of, course
the. country ca'h'only have theii.' apprchen=
sions increased , by seeing it referred to such
a quarter, .• Tile - resolution' proposes noth-
Ing; more thftki the socretarY of the TreasurY
and other oilans:.ot the.. Exectiiivo liave •
:promised. . the Intention -
countenance enrourdke • ..iestimptiort
—and to iiii6ffail:pretenses for nonrespmfi-.
fried drawn from the attitudd.of the gOvern-,
ment--4low is the time do it.
Mr. Wriglit'again .
rose. • He' denied that
there wag any necessity, for this .resolution ;
in order to
.encourage and sustainlfie banks.
The banks, he said; were beginning, to . re ,
sume; and the noteg - of those which resumed
were' reeeived . at the:. custom-houses amt
post-offices... The' Government, in.- fact,
'a.sActitiewitat - Mr; - 014 L- Wish - ed -- should
.be done ! i - - '
Mr.. Wright added, the expression of his
regard to :the redept on and disbursenient•of
. the notes Of specie-paying bauks,' would,. in
its' practical operation on the-reventie have
'an injurious effect:. ,• , •„:• ." -
I had no doubt from the first: that,the real
Motive of the proposal to refer to the Corn-.
inittee _on' Finance was. hostility, to: Mr.
Clay's project., The .declarations of Mr.'
Wright left no loop to hang any misgiving
upon. They made it,perfectly clear . _that
the motion . was made,' not for the piirpdsc of
gaitiiug . time and, oßportunity for examina
tion; but simply from opposition to the_princi
ples—of tl)e, resolution.
lii 'rep y--to,theargiimeiit-- , drawn-liy Mr."
Wright from the resumption which . has
been forced on thd New York !Janke by die
laws of that State, Mr..Cla — Said - there was
if — reatdifi . ncea etween• - such nominal
resuhiption,When'the re - sining banks had
few notes in circulation; and that condition
• in which they would freely issue their notes
for the "acempniodatiOn,iif with a_
COriseitnisrieSS•Of entire safety. •
• _Mr. Clay - to - re th - pieces and . trampled - in
th dust, the other arguranit drawiaiom the
fact, alleged, by Mr.. Wright; - that the notes
of the "resuniing - hanfi. - s are now recefired by
- the •poscoffices, and at the•dustoin - Vouses. -
.thmigh - 'they are! There is yet no
security the - action - of. - --congress.. 7 —
Who eansay-40w-bang . this alleged receiva
bility of the notes - of the.resurnifig banks is.
tQ continue? Wlio can - Say
_hoW long or'
hoWshbri :a - Aim& it may - :be. before ...specie
shall-again bcdc - tinthiled? ::«" - hat - is Wanting.
is a legislative guarantee= to the hanks' thin
they will---notbarrod-against!..:L.lfit_ hr i
true that liardc - paper - received-at:the cus
tom houses anti - post offices, then, according
;MAU' _eonstructiod which hag- been put on
the xesoliition.-of -1816 bythe
.party_that . 611,
at_ Present, th 6 high—places - cif power, the
- Secretary is - doing without law, what_Mr.
Clay is proposing-4070feet by law. But
there is a want of Security in this dependence
on Executive authority: No man, I imag-..
ine,•wislies to be subjecty *to the 'lender
me . rcierof these functionaries of the Treasu,
ry and _the FoSt Office, whom- a French.
paper,. Taffic - F• escripme y calls •Messis T .
and Iliac/all .
Mr: Clay truly declared that all the argu
ments • in favor of the reference indicated
decidedrepposition to the measure; and;_ he
maintained, that.ifit.was referred, the inter
professions and declaratinnself the Secretary
of the treasury and other organs and leading
friends and supporters of the Admiristration,
there yet does exist a strong, deliberate,
resolute. determination to give no aid to the
banking, interests, the commercial interests,
and in 46neral the business interests of the .
This diStinished'orator and statesman
was most earnest and, eloquent hi. remon.
- strating againstiliciatilgence of mere par
ty feelings at this. momentous period; and
in calling on' the..enators of all. parties, to
look to_the conditiOn'qf the Country; to rescue
the institutions of the country. from difficul
ty; and give the relief which even a tempo
rary measure of the kind he offered, might
bestow: — lie declared however,--ticeliticru
sion, .that the only eifectiye remedy was a
• ••••- The da r Yt
lie said,' — 'will come, when the
GoVernment *cannot receive indisninninate
ly the paper of
.all the 13ainkS. • Then must
declared he would take an early opportuni-.
,ty to indicate tho-chalmeter of-the-institution
he would wish to. see establishee
'The debate was continued' by Messrst
.Calhoun,-King,-Niles,.Yreston; Davis, and.
others. The result was that the resolution
thas - referred to the Committee on Finance-.:
Thursday, May 3.„
I send you' Bonne-additional speeches of
IteJlebate_in the Senate___y_esterday;_on-Mr.
Clay?s Currency Resolution.
_Mr. Calhoun said•be . NYas !lad thti:meas-.
ure-had been .brought deserved
attention. • Soinethirig, he thought, must be
dorie.to • give - stability to the currency,_ or
thefe , will - be -another, shock—another ex
lilesion. He 'would never consent to any
degree_ of reunion of the Banks With the
Government-until. some security-is_ltiven.•
. To-re-unite-'witlinut-ihat - security .- wouldl , •
an act of madness. •
He thought .the present a proper and
suitable time to discuss the §:abject: and he
hoped_Mr—Clay-would now soon 'bring for
ward-his proposition fora-National Bank.
At the same time,• he . declared leis opiniim;
that such an institution was eut'of the
don, and would be • tbe very worst remedy
that could be offered! •
He had no objection to the reference to
the Committee of _Finance, if. they ',void&
present a report, but lie would prefer that a
day should be fixed. for the - disciission. •
Mr; Davis;Of Massadjusetts, opposed the
reforenee in a most 'Able and'
speecli; Theie • was, .in his opinion,-'no
necessity . _ for any commitmenv, if.,thcre ,
were,. he- wouldnot place-the measure . t n..
- such hands. commented ••%Witli re« . ,
I on the ye-arigni :of the GOvernmbnt 'and
Banks:' `4loujirei', said 114,•-• in the full
Ihave'hed divorce toysigjicart's content, and
what is the reinitit.2_ Wing but calamity
i and dititrese.. 7ciuf Nyitkfor a more
effective' separation? Is not the Divorce...as
icomplete-as if We. Sidi-Treasury - BiTh had
pds - s,ed? is-time to be'.Warned! to stop
,the 'experiments l to retrace your,Steps!
The aiternatite.,..,:przsitgl,by Mr. Calf
hOun were ta :Divorce -- (i i ,Atit is, the 'state '
in which we now are) orto g - 42.,.bac,,k to the '
State , Bank • :'••
Ottthis point he was well answered: by
pavist We did not put you, (said , he)
in-a position "where.ese - are the.alterna
tives. They , are not 'our measures=-we
are not responsible for this choice Of dvils—
but any thing is better than the present state
of affairs. 'Mr. Davis declared further, - th at if
he thought Mr. Calhoun's prophedles -might
be verified in. regard tO . the State Bank Sys
tem, and that it would give only temporary
prosperity, to b 6 followed by, another ex-.
plosiori, li6 Would-still- rather take the itaz- -
'zard, than go on with the system undet which
Benton next rose fitll of wrath-and
He' declared therowere only, two teal topics
Yorkers that: there - Was a superabundance
.of specie!n-and the Other was among gen.
tlemen Who have prophesied that the Batiks
could not 'resume without arNational Bank!
. -This-was said seriously ; I assure you, as
if the speaker dettally,..thoUght it was true,.
and imaginctr.btilki4o6jAClMidd believe fit:
Some of the - more ignorant and absurd of
the Loco Fooo's:present, were Wonderfully
lidded with it,, .and Mr. Bedford BroWn .
gave his usual hissing laugh, and'exclaimed,_
"That is 'the teMlei pint!"
:Benton then went -into inere abuse of 'the
resoilutiOn-71-tleclaring- that it was desig,ned
to'produce another explosion in- time-for the
Presidential election in 180—to make a
shin-plaster revolution, &c. - 1:16 fol
lowed- 'this - out - with vlt oration--of- Mr:
Biddle-and • glorifying of Andreiv Jackson,
'who, he declared habrciught into the coun
try all the, hundreds of millions of .hard
&liars -which have recently - arrived:: . • •
He` inioed by-declaiiiig_war — ththeldiire
against tiliereseltition. Ire wished it sent
to the Committee on *Finance, that" it-might
be met by Mi_exposition, whichwould ihow
it up in true colorsl and lis t liefore he
Vrould - have done with it, would, be
lieved, be thankful to . the mover. For, imp
What a dreadful business this is of whit
we now have thcproppect! Colonel'-Ben
00S-4-ding-to assail the -resolution!__Llfolii;'
will Mr:- Clay ever be able to nerve himself
for.-the- eontestll,Pray-ITCavell, , no—bones
may be-broken ! - - -
It is wonderful; but ho lets' true,
that_this:Niilant specelk did not produce We
sligitteSt •etecrilpon any . •one—except to
create a laUglt. _ - •
hlr. Clay trpiited &with perfect.coiitemEt.
He condeseendedio_notice it; only' so far as
to say it was unnecessary to make any•re
mark on ii . ;• but that - heivould reply to -t •
speech, of. Mr: Calhoun. 'Phis increased
the mirth excited by the n bombastes furioso
'style of the Colonel'segotistieal oration.
Mr. Clay- proceeded. • He did intend to
preSent the proposition for. a Bank to which
he_.had alluded, as• a subject of general
cussion. as he had no hesitation in
avowing that he was for A NATIONAL BANK,
PROPERLY•OI2GANIZED AND REGULATED,' he '
wished to indicate the yegidations and pro
visions he deemed necessary to render such
an institution most beneficial to ihncountry.
This - liewoulthake --- atcupportuity - ufTikF,
ing; • But there, was. no necessity. for con
necting the subject with the present-resolu
With respect to what Mr. Calhoun' had
said of re-union; he remarked if that Sena
tor' was in ea.west he oughtimniediately to
bring" forwgrd . a proposition to. prohibit the
're-union • Itich - it ( - was, - : alleged had - taken
place between the banks and. the 'Govern
up the - reeTimption by' a few banks as a
reasthrto show that his .resolution was un-.
necessary. Whether they now intend to
resume or not, the resolution could not fail
. to give'encouragement bnd support t 9 them.
the notes of thw resuming banks by the
governinent, he repeated that this ought
of to be left to the Will of Abe. Heads - of
flee it - amitranif l 'lTiß3lllC - 6-1341a7ifirp -- CiiiK
. The legislative authority ought not to allow'
the people to deppd. on what issloneLby-
Executive Oiliceiti;iiiilimt law.. We have
had enough already of' Executive Legisla-_
- tioni - • .
Mr.. Clay declared in conclusion that it
was now perfectly Manifest, that; no
purpose Or a reference, was ,ta be answered
'by , the -motion-to -send,this,-silbjeit—totlie,
Finance Committee.. The majority are
kiloviin to be hoStile to it. • And if it was
referred the con - nary would. have a right
to draw the inference that there is a decided
hostility-bn__the_paq of .the Administration
to the Banks. 4:: -.4'iy,‘"—
• Mr. Calhoun in reply, maintained tha ,
ce - Sitherrensury-system-liad-worked-well-1-
It was a natural process; and,. under it, the
banks left to themselves had resumed spe
cie payments, when . the State Bank Depos 7
ite System, had . droV. them to suspension.
Mr. Calhoun.. appeared' to be• extremely_
made- the subject of general discussion..
He urged, this as the proper time-=the best
laeedsten... He, wished. to compare
the Sub-Treasury Scheme.
Mr: Clay said_ that. it .was useless to •pre
'Sent such a measure fordisenssion to a Sen
ate who have already committed them
selves against it. by a.deliberate vote on a
resolution. He would bring it forlyard that
the country might distinctly understand his
views—but not for debate oi. decision:
"No!" said he, "we must first 'have a lit
tle more popular infusion here, and, jndg
ing,from,preseht indications, it will ! not, be
long_ before we shall have .
• Mr. Preston spiedthatthe queStions was
whether the union between - the Banks and
the, Government,--should be -regulated --hy
toithe-discretion of' the _Seem-,
tart' ; the Treasury, and the .Post Master
General.'. The_ proposal' Of "the resolution,
was to give the Banks thatsiecurity guaran
Wd - hylaw.r • Itentras7t. iPposedlaO" -- thei'
reference. • . • , • .
• Mr. Buchanan - made a fe,Vi iremailks (gm,
that p_art of the resolution- which •relates. to
‘, i1i,k . 0..4 ; ir Pr.l7e ; . - PiTtl. : (4it - W.Ef'.icovv. titi:.-r4
Ffirst issue wag, said hot. be suflielent. In
view of this,. and .in order •to prevent. the
passage of 'the bill; reported in ~Congreeg
for that purpose, Pie_ _fullbwing - .proOedinv
look - ilace in our Siatel'efiate . ... .. -- . •
• Mr. FRAI;EI pf_ihe city, bfreied a pream
.resohitions requeSting our Senators,
'and Represenfatives. in =Congress to:vote
and use their influence against-the bill for a
neW emission oll'ireasury notes lately in
oduced,intO theHotise of Representatives
: Fraley supported. the 'resolutions
with his nsualHe - re,ferted
o the present &ranked state- of the currency
of the'countryi and the course of the Gc . nen.•
o veraiii en f 'Oaii
t .subj Itep redid:
ted that ga.long as the Goverinnent_wei.e
perndtted-.toflood. the 'want ry ivith emis
sion of Treasaiy --- Shin,Plastersoh ai
wighedforregamptivit' of specie pi fs
---Mr. Darragh followed on the same side.
He referred . to the unholy war waged upon
the banks and the carom? , by the General
Government, as the cause of derangement
and distrac they were trow in-•
:volved. Ile alluded to the flattering condi
tion the U. S. Treasury. when Mr. Van
Buren came tnto.ppwer, then ; overflowing
with surplus revenue, and contacted it With
the astounding fact, that now, in . the short I
period of a single year, that.Treasnry is in
volved. in a debt of .1(1,050;000 of dollars:—
: The resolutions were negatived.by the fol.
YEAS.—Mcssrs. Barclay, Case, Cassat,
Darragh, Fraley-of the city, Fullerton, Har
- James, •ATConkey, Paul, Pearson,
Furviance, Sterrett,Strohrn, Penrose, Spea
ker.-15. • . „
NAYS—Messrs. Caldwell', ~.Garpenter,,
Frailey of Sc. -- ylkill;•Ij. - 01; - Kelley;Kiiigi: -
-buiy;-Ltiet; i ichleri- - Itlilleri--- of:the 'City;
Miller of Der is, Myers, GENERAL DA
VID R.' - PORTER, Rogers,• • Sangstob . ,
- Sii - vilerc - Slerilieo
.• We now appeal to the FARMERS and
.MACHNICS, the honest reflecting, and up
right pitizens of our county, to sayx who is
1i in favor. of, ori-who is opposed..to sliiir plas
ters.. Gourd David R. Porter,. the demo
the same man who voted to squander _the
means of the State through the mammoth
impro,vemeht bill, "has,'-by his vote against
olizzab_crys-retitina r liroclainied_:th It he.' ,
in favor .of thelssue of shin Tlasters,• and,
4.114.-byji-11,1401V:5... 11 - e - prdefalm - s that
it is right for the . General,, Governnient to
,issue,thern, and thus conceeding-the -princi
-17-pTeTirk one instance, it mdst be acknowledged
throughout. ----- . _ .
Fellow citiiensl can you, yeild your sup,
-port :to one -who -is- the-avo we'd advocate-Of
these _rultiotts measeres? 'Can-you -confide
your interests, to, the Maitagemept of one
whose sentiments, 7o.n . t.litts know, arekat
war with the general good? POnder these
things well before you make up your minds.
Let not your judgments' be` -led astray by
the false but specious assertions of the sup- .
pirters of this man; . but look at things as
fluence, and you need not fear the result.—
sedibid Inq. , .
diseriminOon. ,Itmet his entire,,approyal.
He woddTvote for a repeal of the 'Treasury
Cireular, ih Almost any. form,'btfit.he,thonght
the resolution of 1816, was better than the
present: ploposiiWrl 3 ,,Ao.. *mg: y j oto - for
the reference. / .
• Mt'. Clay Mr. Tipton both remon
strated•against the — refeienee,- - ;••as-unparliai.
mentary, and insisted that the". Senate ought
to keep. the, resolution. in its own hands.
They Were however; - overruled, by 'the vote
I mentioned yesterday. • ; "
/The:Committee of Finance, I understan'd
will melte a special report on the stibject.
THE SHIN PLASTER PARTY .AND
Ever since the shin plaster'curienty corn
menCed, it hasteen:•the . grand object of the
Loco Focoptiity : ;•ta shift frOni their shOul
d-by—the most unbhTsr (1.
ters;by ---- the most lung denial - S — , by
every • - sort of device,. and -every ..means,
right or wrong, the Oditim of heing the au-
have theyl gone, that when other- means
failed them._they have with' the most hare
'faced 6ffrontry, laid it to the cliarge'.of their
-is : mighty and will.
prevail," and their real - sentiments on
subject occasionally-become ; known, when
they iard'•foreed: helm • •)•
'Our readers will 'remember, -- thit at the
extra session of Congress; die friends of
Van :Buren passed'a law authorising the
ST PL4'rSEIS,._ nearly the whole
am um of whielt,_at any rate over:.seven_
millions ,have been Kt -in, cireillatiOn. - --.
They Will-also bear - in mind that; this whir
-ter the party have asked• for a law
authorising the issue of TE-N MILLIONS
inore-of ihe.tiame kind of curreney, as the
.Fi•idaj March 30, 1838
One of the sons of David ItITTENIIOUSE
Porter, alluded to in our last. is Said to be
e.Pgagecl 011 the.canal by and
im Phdayshurg.-- , Tlire- - e. -no
support his father,. for his father me
ported him. This is ienclering.good to the
Commonwealth for evil to hiniSelf, and-is
apiece of that justice,. which Rittenhouse
lias'to — fear*. • • .
BACKINTGOUT.—We said that the
Logo Focos had 'elected , a Constable in the
.oth Ward_ in Albany.—The tyoning Jaunt.
~We bar this proposition. The Consta
hle-elected- in the kith, Ward is ioo.gocid a
fellow to be sent to minions.
J-le - was elected by t Whigs,. and
eschews - Loco FoCoism.
SHOCKING' TRAGEDY.—The Pe;
tersburg Intelligencerof, Tuesday last, saysi
"We learn that apan bythe name of Marks,
in,Prince George, shot.a man by the name
of.l 4 ebbetter and his wife, on Triday
They ivere both shot at themttame•fire, and
of the Circumstances whiclited to this dread
ful outrpge,,but do_mzt .regard it as :suf
licientiv authentic' to be niade public,"
THE LOCO - FOCOS IN COLUMBIA
The :Loco Foco meetly' at Bloomsburg,
although a„"slim concern," .gaye ev - itlence .
ofthc "ge_nuirie spirit oldie party ." The.
•Register states that a resolution was passed
declaring Mri Rown . tiri„ the estimable re
preSentative from.• that county, "no better
than a 'IIICK-POCKEII or' a 1-IQRSI?,-•
THIEF' ! !".. It also; k says that the follow
ing resolution' was offh.ed: •
Resoleed „That we. will vol e for
Ike 19—I, if a will-let-us call-him a De
mbcrat,in PREFERENCE to an -Nagel
Lighll.whom we marehoose-tp-call
"Fanny-Wright," a.4.‘tlw Bright
•Venus of Democracy. " •
Those who hare afiy, regard fok.
•gious - institutieons • of - oue-eountry,. - should
look Well to the effects of. their conduct, lye
• fore !her *with a party seeking their de
struction. , • •- . • '•
'Mei . °Rowing is- the further account.gi
--•ren of the meeting by the Register:
•;., 4i ;lVe',are, , .eseclibly• - informed , that. the
Loco -FB . cos,:on. Monday - of last week, was
a slim •concern;.-and -but for a - trick of the .
CHIEFS, wouldhave been -a-total failure.-
-Wo-have-benrd : hu t-one-opinion-expressed -
on the - tendency •of the _proeeedings,de
cent men of all parties condem - it the di'sgust 7
ing and demoralizing sentiment of the - reSo
luttons, and'agree, that some hundred:more
votes will be cast for Ratter and newman
pt the election in .consequence; We are
co - gnizant of the fact; that gentlemen *Who
liairliiiiiii - n - dm — ed:ifsoffieers of the - Meeting - ,•
went for Ward and names. erased;
declaring they would not Utiffefthe 7 diSgraCe
ref iippearitig• to sanctien such . doctrines: .
.an - Vof 'man y --- mo - re - itanted - on - then 'coin
who N - 1 - 7111 . 6 foul - Win the ranks of "the
the. frqshin,.§-lon . .
THE PARTY GONE - A VISIIINGI
We are disappointed loco foco ex
planation of thc.causcs of the late tlefeat in
Baltimore. We expected a mathematical,
CalefilatiOn (lithe surprising amount of bank
ina.capital in Baltimore "subject to • actual
foCfeittqc . ." . and a learned; 'philosophical,
otiiciai diSMASitio - rCupon
bank money upon popular elections:'-. But
the key is changed, and the "organs" . Way
ditre'rent, as. different tunes. - . For
example, the' party :.orgah. in Baltimore,
aseribes the defeat tog Want-of:money.
says: - • •
." We were absolutely WITHOT SUF,
FICIENT FUNDS to-pay thd—NUECES
SARY EXPENSES INCIDENTAL TO
AN ELECTION f" •
We heard a distinguished destructive
say, on the eve •of that election that "the
party" Were "smelling rims in Baltimore."
But ive were not astute enaughl_to_ctianzrpre
bend the joke, until the official organ pro
claimed on Saturday night, as 'a cause of the
defeat that . 4‘ the 'democratic party were
confident and 'supine, and did not turn out,
While numbers of , them were absent froin,
the City, Er46AGED 'IN THE - .I4BIIERIS !"
The Globe may-sustain itself - and - endea - -; -
vor to delude its, followers with these
gaging" visit. stories;" but we shall "calmly
and firmly" : regard diem as "weak inven
tions Of the enemy." The truth ,is, arid
the Globe and its sattelites know as.well as
we, that the obnoxious Silliareasury_lias_
brought.these min,' taints upon the admin.
tratiti,. and "all. i ts - wo;" «E ENOW' th at
the former.friknds of Ll' administration' in :
Baltimore were disg
the suspension of spe
cie Paymentand•loathed and detested the
policy -with which the PresidCnt had pro- .
claimed he should "sink or_Swini."
MOGRESS OF THEtEVOLUtION.
The editorOrilie - Neitkerker, a noulro
'mite; whO is .remarkably accurate
political.statistics, has published a compara
tive-view of the elections in 18 States,':at
and-on thethe people
were called on to record their totes, From
this statement it appears that in 1836, Van
Buren -had a majority of 19,610 in these
i 8 States—NOW 'THE IN MOS HAVE a
JORITIr or 1 I 0441 S W. This is• an in
dication - of poinular sentiment th , at
be — iiiiStaken. — lt Shows that the people
haVe.passedupon,the•measures of the ad
iinihistratitht and Ciiiiilernried them.:, Penn-•
sylvania now occupies a...most : , prominent
position. .The question is plainly put to
her freemen—will you loqger.submit to the
dicAation . and_upinold_ilte_cause_of_a_party_l
which your - brethren - IMve . denounced and
deseited lbr its worthiCSSness, you
- boldly taWycrurralbbgside of your
redeemed Milo* citizen*, and pursue such
a course as, will chSnge - -th policy of the
general goveinment; and bring about a re
turn of--prosperity- to the country ? In
October next, : the'-people of-this ptate will
-ollaeTil-- id — ' , lloCal mstfis—
collateral and important loeal matters ; and
we pity the fatuity of iTAT Whigwho-will
permit limself by any Minor. considera7'
tions to vote for Pofftr, the sub-treasury
candidate, and thus allow his views to be
yiorvevted to the aid of the great enemy..—
.Fork' Republican. • . •
From, the PennsAianici Telegraph.
• - .11b SPA! Earle:
- .Such blasphemy May be'dixpeMc - cl from:a
part '_that. MAW • toasts that notorious IN-_
CURE ,FOR C9NUNIPTION:
Take . three quarts of good spring water,
One quart of Wheat bran, hall pint of tar,
and half pint .of 'honey. Simmer them 'I
gently - for:two or three hours in a stone pit
over a slow fire. Let . the compound cool
sufficiently, to admit of yeast toVvork -
through it; then put iikhalf a
.pint of - good
yeast and letit stand thirty six liburs, Take
half 'a wine glass three, times a day a_fPAY ,
minutes before . eating. If this appears too.
rimeli take aless , quantity. To the use of
. subseriber confidently ascribes:ilia
rescue froin an early grave, to which ,he'
'tion brought - On by the measles. ,
• . • , • 11, OILBERT,,
New •I r tfrk Jp1v,24,•”3t7, •
n'INIFW - .0.F - THE - DAY.
. TIE UNION. , --The Congress
of Texas have passed aresoluifon to apply
I to. Washington to get back: thoir . petition- of
'annexation to tlie United States. • "A' shill - -
Mg, - or else, pir - ," said'a laborer to his em
ployer one Saturday 'bight, as he dreW a
knife and' flourished - it! • •- •
"oar else What; you rascal !" . said the em
ployer. • - •
"Or. else, sixpence, in.," was the scamp's
, We'll dish th - ese - Texian jockies and their,
jockey clubs --up in --a day or
know their ouVgoings and their 'in-com
A, "CON'rIZAST."—The Gazette, in a
note to_an..account of the noceeclinTs of a
Porter, ~ mepting 'in Huntingdon - .connty,
. ' .
• " Mark the, contrast! Gov.:Ritner'S par:.
1. was beaCin lies
a handsome majority.'' • • .• • ' .•
that "contt'ast?' WoUld4ietivernor
Porter's.. party was 'ALso • beaten last - falllin
ins own county by "a handsonie majority,"
6.fid•tviro anti-masons elected to the Assem
bly!. — How will ' , these parallel cases con
trast t—York. Republican.
The Easton4Pa.)Argus, a: Loco Foco
paper, - after glancing at the joy manifested
by - tlie - Whigs at their victories to Maine,
- Rh ode - islan 4 - C.omtecticu r, ---- Ntiv
.New Jersey,' Maryland alid"Virginia, says,
the Whig party" is - tufnikilizted!!! The
professors -of Lafayette College, perhaps',
are. getting out a. new dictionaryi-iii - Which
the , r-word-"-annillitatell-is , -to-ThaveTa-mcan=j
ing-oppoite to. that. previously received.
The Whig• party annihilated 1! !:
•that's a food one. • 7 -A-. paffy-thiti ha:4 18 out
out of 2 b 6 governors in the Alitre'rent*gtes;
and - iv - ill - have - three Or four more ii less
than. a : year—that party annihilated! We•
pity our Loco Foco_ brethren in their trou-
Ides,'and,overlook a fe - iv professional . mat
ters.=blit really they - need not 011 such eitt.
rageotis flappers: 7 . U. S.•_ Gazette.
- BIEASTIN INTEMP.EI;.ANCE
We perceive in the inci iaii papers,
that "three lioo*dro
of that quite intoxicated frinn eating
clierrieg„.which liad . been steepcd•
T heseanima deserve". to be severely pun
ished,. for,• setting suchl bad example to
their Aveake4rethr - eit tit.thcluinian
We find the following very - dear thing
in , the Stisquehanna Begister:-=-"At a late
Van Buren meeting in Philadelphia couuty,
among - odic: l r resolUtions in favor of "rota
troti in office," it was resolirl,-that they
have:no doubt Mr. Vali Buren will. "carry
out the rotary - principle," Stc.*
We should*think from recentindications.
of ptlloltH seillitir&Lta_v_aiiousLpaits,--of
the .union, that ffie "notary principle" is
very likely' to "carry out"' Mr. Van Buren.
[U. Gazette. „
The reckless - course purstied• by the
Pennsylvania Reporter, and its kindred
prints; --- hr - relatiOnT - 10 - 111 --- e — Penttsylvania
_United States Bank, is really astonishing;
such a - Aletermined series ok erroneous state r . '
ments•we have never witnessed. For in-
stance, it charges the Bank with-having cur
tailed its discounts $21,000,000 in the space
; otsaVen,montlis after the stoppage of specie
payments ! when in krnth, according to the
oflicial-_statement- -of -the • :Legislature,; its'
diseount; • .on" the Ist of January, 1837,
I amounted _tu_.543,965,339 37; and .on the
30th of November following they were re='
Auced to 03,617,822 .75, Making a differ
, ence of $10,347,616 . 62; - :the diminution
not being one _hay the: amount asserted,
and not one fotirth of the whole amount of
her discounts; while, intthe;same__time, th
Girard -tinnk contracted in a much greater
prOportion.' The next thing we hear, will
•OoubtleSs be a charge against thejiank for
not drawing in-, fa;t:.enough.---Some-folks
cannot be pleaSed; hit high, or
" Some time since, w • estimated Gov.
Hinier's majority, in Allegheny, ~e qunty, at
ONE—THOUSAND, - From - subsequent
conversations with our criMids; in the coun
try, We are 'strongly inclinedlo 'believethat_
the estimate-is, ton•low if out friends - i - are
active, energetic and determined, we can go
it better still.—Pitteburgli . Times.
, It is a curious fact in the.times, tha s fbr.
Our Prospects.—Lebanon county will : Mitchell lectured a day or. iwo since at
Itlo her duty at the approaChing .`election: Philadelphia for the benefit of the blind on
instead of losing, Governor Rimer. is daily ;the-properties-of- - the - -diamond.
The mo t
gaming strength. We have conversed with brilliant- object of vision was eloquenilx,
a number of political fiends front-all parts—pourtrayedl_to:tbe.:lack4ustrn: eye's of, his
-of-the_entinty;-duying_theL..l. st few-iveekS,—audienec—=a4inotty—taskite-slinult.
and we feel satisfied that the Farmer , Go- :Messrs. Bailey and Kitchen, jewellers, : ge- -
ve - rnor's \ votewill not be less than it was nefously loaned their caskets to the.doctor,
three •yatis - ago—his majority' then was for his experiments.. ,
Maine. ----The State of Mai'ae
ingin_the-milied-t-test-th't - Jquettion - P±th — Doundary.--
'steamboat - tratler --- Frbi - 26th - fip to 'arc commencing a. state road on the;
April . 24th incluSive, there as-been:69 Aroostook River, witliin the , disputetl
steamboat 'arrivals, and :14 steamboat de- ritory, and S. C. navies has boon senti - by
partures from this port, "During the same the Governo"VenaVetineil-tolWashingtori,,
period : the arrivals of ships, brigs and to urge' tke..-Genetal
schooners number 51, and. the clearances the rie suiveyed
. and laid down.. in the
45. The.. cargoes are chiefly einigrantsi:•; - triea.ty 011703,
Vessels also &gin - to come from Oswego. •
Lake Ontario, through Fletcher,the Wellandthe phrenologist,..in• his exaini
• . •
nation Of hedas - at the Massachusetts State
Prison, has made 99,, hits of a 100._ No
doubt. If there is any truthin , the science,.
it may bp easily imagined beforehand what
livery the propensities.of such rersons
qevelatia -- ,Ohio
, The Huntingilbn Journal, - a thc, - rough- ,
g_ohig._Ritner and 'Harri,son parer, w hi c h
has come out boldly' and spifitedly against
the election of Porter, tas, in one . week,
had SIXTY-FOUR. new niunes added to
its ii'abserion t Est. - Sixty-four new sub= I,•' . '' •• : .......---....:. ,• • •''. • '
scribers i onke week_ to au old established j•' The editor of. the -Rictinolid Hmiuirer •
country I,aper, is stirpAsing; but that this 'says,. "for . one, I am :prepared . to. sink or
p?..per slionki soln.cleas&lnt:Portailttt- own swig } -with-Martiii_Van:_l3uren.r4:-T4e _
cf.Anty at this' time, Wherilie is a. candidate swim - A - Mg it; all over. - - The sinking may
1 for t ovarinir, : and•tivhen thiS paper is nioro,,,t k eAlOne aurtirite.before 1840.—a S. Getz.
arcle tly - than_e'ver before engaged - iii - lifil - , -- - . - • .',.
oppoi ent's ,cause,. i§ idling a story against.' -A friend at Pottsville writes word that
linra, idmitof - r , trirtomnrott - magnitutloclutylkill - county -- islikelfto'giveutrailia=7
'The utquestioned conclusion is, that Ritd jority : fOr Ritner nest' fall.- 'All •cireum
ner is Tpimular,,while Porter - is .unpinpularl stanCes conspire to' strengthen. the.. him&
in Huntingdon. comity. .- • • .. ' • - 1 and hopes _ . of the Wliigs..4-(7,: , .5% Gaz4 —
Droll Story of a , .Pox,Some-years agO
a, fox was kept at the Tal n Liii, Shrews
bury, and employed in a wheel to turn the
jackL:but _after 'a. while Reynard gaVe' his •
[-,keepers-ihe-slip,-regained' - his - nativo'
fields. .This - very,.fox.was-afterwards purr
rimed by the bounds,
,but remoing into 'the
town he sprang- over a. half
.v r a taable..hint to - subseriberi:Tl4;
bidianoplis Journal" states that - a:inerchafit . .
of -- cincinnati. having receiv - .ed- an order for •
'.some - gods from- a man in a - neighboring
state - , wcnt.to a newspaper olli o ce,.antilmv--
aseertained that-the person iii question.
I Was ,a- subscriber, 'obtained• permission .to
look at the editor's ledger. Having found .
tiTat - the man 'had every year
and :was not in arrears; - he ekpressed...hirn- -
selfsatisfied With 010'f:suit r
nation., and expressed a detertnination
till the order forthwith.' ,He that 'hath:eyes
to read, let hiM underkand.
Specie Payments.--We are informed
_that-the-U-nited-,States-Bank-of---Perinsylva - J--
nia, in this city, commenced paying specio
.for all demands and balances under one dol
lar on Saturday last,. and that . , the other
banks•of.the city and districts have since
followed the exaniple. We rejoice in this. •
ItTis but the beginning. of a progression
which will tre long terminate in a perma
nent and general resuMption.—Philadel
pihia-ConinfOSife-ealth.- ' -
Pierce . Fight.--Colonel Nichols and • a
Mr. 'BOWie,. had a. fierce encounter with
pigtols and a Bolvie - knife-at Natchez April •••
20.• Both 'fired.without wounding, when
Nichols -- beat" Bowie overriheyhbad'with'his'
pistol, and they grappled and fell; when
Bowie, being under, drew his Bowie knife
arastabbed his antagonist* the neck, at
the same time ;wounding 'himself. severely in •
the - hand and', arm. , :Neither party,was.
wounded dangerousiy.--iNew-Yark Star.
Death of an Indian Ch , ief.—The cele
brated Ifidian. ChiCf;l 4 Himper, dibdcat,New
Orleans on the 18th ult.-and was buried in
the afternoon:. In his coffin were placed
his. tobacco,, his pipe, his:rifle, and other
eqiii i pments, :according to .his people's. cus
:tom. The niititary, and a number of
attended his -funeral, which was con- .
ducted With all the honors of war. He
had-400n -.on_ a _sick...hod:for nearly two
Esq., of Smithfield, slaughtered Mon- •
day a yoke. of fat oxen,7-Whi - oli - weighed - •
upon the.' tow, 39.71:1 1 -lbS.,_ _The _Aargest
weighed, - . after. being Slaughtered, 18,07 lbs.
and had 291 His, of "rough tallouo . : . the other..
weighed 1714 lbs. and had 261'1b5 . . of tal- •
low. These oxen were fattened by . gr.
Silas Billings, of Ilarttipld; Mass;,-froow,
socket Patriot. 1. • -
Let litigation thriOe..--the number of
Snits commenced in the District' Court' of
New . Orleans since the 4tli . of March,
to 'the 20th Olt. is 2,200. The expense 7
of litigation in this court alorie for that - ipe ,-
riod are estimatetl• at, 030,00 r. • „,;
Opened into . kitchen, ,jumped..
wheel - ,•restnned 4i - g - fo - Fincr occupotion; and
saved.hislife.- . •_
If Mr. Fcli Grundylivid been as dili
gent in pressing . ..his bill.to prevent Steam; •
boat disasters, as he has been in pushing on
the bill to prevemt_the_eireutatiotiofithe'___
notes of the United States Bank, the thanks
of the whole . Country would have been due
lle seems, however, to have been more
anxious to administer to the malignant Aaip !
wrath against the Bank, than to , provide for
the safety of his fellow eitizens.—Pittsburg
Gazette. • , •
IDAR'IVIER — POBTER — BEATEN — ALL --
. HOLLOW ! ! ! .
We find the following capital hit in the
Easton Wilk, of a' bite 'date. .We would
adifise Amer Porter -to purchase. the cow
-and put out' . to -binthi along' 'with his
"short-horned Durham; -. might -
then improve the breed of 'hogs -and plea!,
Sure WagonS, as well es of race horses and .-
1-other-cattlo-: • '
• "A VAIIi6ILE Cow . . = The foliciWing ad- •
vertisement-apiielired-in - the- E aston- &Mt---
"For Sede,---Th6 subscriber, :residing
near the Wind Qap, %oilers . for ,eale two:
milk :cows, one of which has s calf by her,
four hogs-drid a plegsurO4itgOn. l
Beat that if you can, Farmer 'Porter,
with yoUr two .calves, and your improi•e; ,
Meat of stock:''