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THE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL.
•One wintry, one constitution, one destiny.'
Wednesday morning, April 3,1844,
Y. B. PALMER, Esq. (No. 59, Pine street
slow Third, Philadelphia,) is authorized to act as
Agent fir this paper, to procure subscriptions and
Catlike UnntingdOn Sonrnal has a
larger circulation than any other
Newspaper in Huntingdon county.
We state this fact for the benefit of
Once more our glorious Banner out
Upon the breeze we throw;
Beneath its folds, with song and shout,
Let's charge upon the foe!"
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
(Salkiset to the decision of a National Covontion.)
JOSEPH MARBLE ,
OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
OF LEBANON COUNTY.
CHESTER BUTLER, of Luzerne.
TOWNSEND HAINES, Chester.
Ist Dietrict--Joseph C. Clarkson, of Philadelphia.
Id John P. Wetherill, do
3d John D. Nineateel, do
4th John S. Litteil, Germantown.
6th Elleazer T. M'Dowell, of Bucks co.
6th Benj. Frick, of Montgomery.
7th Isaac W. Vanleer, of Chester.
Sth William Hinter, of Lancaster.
9th John S. Hieder, of Berks.
‘Oth John Killinger, of Lebanon.
lth Alex. E. Brown, of Northampton.
lath Jonathan J. Slocum, of Luzerne.
14 Henry Drinker, of Susquehanna.
144 James Pollock, of Northumberland.
1 Ott Frederick Watts, of Cumberland.
16th Daniel M. Smyser, of Adams.
17th James Mothers, of Juniata.
18th Andrew J. Ogle, of Somerset.
1 Oa. 15......1 W.A•Lallgh, of Bedford.
10th John L. Gow, of Washington.
11st Andrew W. Loomis, of Allegheny.
lid James M. Power, of Mercer.
lld William A. Irvin, of Warren.
18th Benjamin Hartshorn, of Clearfield.
Democratic Whig State Committee
Won. JOHN REED, Carlisle.
JAMES HANNA, Philadelphia city.
W. WMAHON, do.
JOHN 8. RICHARDS, Reading.
GEO. W. HAMERSLY, Lancaster.
THOS. G. M'CULLOH, Chambersburg.
U. V. PENNIPACKER, Chester co.
R. 8. CASSATT, Allegheny.
WILLIAM STEWART, Mercer.
JOHN BLANCHARD, Bellefonte.
THOS. STRUTHERS, Warren.
THOS. H. SILL, Erie.
ROBERT SMITH, Gettysburg.
HENRY PEPPER, Harrisburg.
HENRY W. ONYDER, Union county.
The friends of CLAY end MARKLE—the ad
vocates of the present Tan trr—the opponents of
Free Trade and the other destructive doctrines of
the existing State and National Governments, are
requested to meet at the Old Court House in the
borough of Huntingdon, on Tuesday evening the
WA of April (Court week) at tire ringing of the
bell, to respond to the nomination of Gen. Joseph
Markle, the nominee of the 4th of March Whig
and Antimasonic Convention for Governor, and the
ether nominations made and business done by that
Convention ; and to adopt such measures as may
be deemed necessary to promote the good canes at
the next General and Presidential elections.
Come one—come all !
By order of the County Committee.
THOS. FISHER, Chairman.
To Philadelphia Merchants--
Some of the Philadelphia merchants arc learning
to-set a proper estimate upon the benefits of adver
tising. A number of them advertise in this paper,
esid , cre doubt not they will be amply paid for the
expense they have incurred in so doing.
In this county we have a population of upwards
of 35,000, who are chiefly engaged in agricultural
pursuits and in the manufacture of iron. We have
within our bounds not less than forty seven Iron
iVorlos, and the fiat of venders of foreign merchan
dise," published in this paper by the the County
Commissioners, shows that there are 129 Stores
in this county, where merchandise to the aggregate
amount of about 61,500,000 i/ sold annually.
All these stores receive their good's from Philadel
phia; and the country storekeeper need not be told
that city 'merchants who advertise in the country
papers are always read* and able to give good bar
For the mutual benefit of the city merchant and
ourself we state that the "Huntingdon Journal"
has en extensive circulation throughout this and the
adjoining counties, end is therefore a good advert"-
fry. The United State. Setiate hae intend a Te3o.
tut ion far the adjournment of Conga,e on the 27th
On Wednesday last it was whispered about, first
lowly and confidentially, but by and bye more loud
and general, that something " past common"
was coming on that evening; in consequence of
which a great number of our citizens—comprising
men, women and children—were on the the tip toe of
" look out" to see what was to be seen. As even
ing drew on the excitement grew immense; the
loafer's corners, the side walks, and the high win
dows were occupied by the anxious, while others
took their seats on post, porch, or step, fearful that
otherwise the wonder might pass by unobserved.—
The Sun, who had during the whole day smiled
upon the earth, in his most out coaxing way, was
now receding slowly behind the western hills, but
yet the wentaan had not come, and some were
fearing it would turn out like parson Miller's milieu
-11111111, which did not come. Others, however, hav
ing more faith, despaired not, but talked of sending
some one to the upper end of town—perhaps on the
top of the bridge—to notify its approach by a few
blasts of a tin trumpet; while others argued that a
person stationed on the court house cupola could
sec it coming down the Warrior Ridge, and that a
tap or two of the old bell would be a sufficient sig
nal to all; but while these measures where talked
of, the hurried and confused cry "they come" pass
ed from one to another, and all heard it. And now
the anxiety was intense. Some of the children
were peering with longing eyes into the " azure I
' vault" as if eager to see a balloon or comet, but
a rumbling sound like unto that of horses and
charriots not , attracted every eye towards the up
per end of Main street. " There they come" broke
from many lips, and to and behold they did come.
Horses and drivers, and carriages, and animal. of
every name and nature. A coach and four, and
then another coach and four, matched and beauti
fully caparisoned with floating white satin ribbons,
followed by others of minor importance, numbering
in all seventeen vehicles, containing the suite, clowns
and all. Down Main street—down Montgomery--
down Allegheny they whirl, to the "House of
York"—the white rose waving in triumph over the
The performance during their stay was " rich,"
credible to the company, and satisfactory to all who
witnessed it. The evening after their arrival, ova,
town was unusually animated. " Silks and gems,
pearls and plumes" waved and glittered in our
streets. Brit the scene was too rich 'a %Ist long. It
was "like a meteor, bright but fleeting." Some
turned back—the others went on eastward—all re
joicing; and on Tiru.raday evening our town was
again in a state of peace and quietness.
This article is already, too long, for further par-
I titulars see our Ilymenial head.
01. Gollieb Williams, Jr., charged with the
murder of Peter Doesher, by stabbing him with a
butcher knife, in the High street market, on Febru
ary 20th 1844, was tried on Wednesday last in the
Court of Oyer and Terminer of Philadelphia. On
Thursday the jury gave the following verdict—not
guilty of murder, but guilty of involuntary man
cCr We received a letter last week, dated Car
lisle, Pa., March 24th 1844, signed " Humanitas,"
and intended for publication. We handed the let
ter to the father of the young man mentioned there
in—Mr. Jong MORRIRON, who resides at War
riommark, in this county. The object of the wri
ter is therefore accomplished, and the publication of
the, communication rendered unnecessary.
The letter is poorly authenticated—perhaps
through inadvertence. The "persons concerned"
no doubt desire more light on the subject, and
would be thankful for further information.
Our borough was thrown into a " terrible state
ofexcitement" yesterday morning, by the announce
ment that our phlegmatic neighbor of the Tele
graph—Tamen' tuft Fsms, Esq.—who has here
tofore manifested a stoical indifference to the shafts
of Cupid—had eloped with the daughter of one of
our respected citizens. We presume that ere this
the happy couple have joined co"o's for life and
are now firmly locked up in the chase of Matrimo.
ny. May their domestic squabbles meet with a
prompt justification, and a ( )be put to hie diffi
culties without the aid of the balls, shooting-sticks,
i" is or # es, that now threaten his peace upon Isis
tCj. We have been expecting something of the
above nature ever since we saw the Telegraph come
out with three or four columns of poetry at a time,
some weeks ago.
. VAN DUREN'S SUCCESS IS DEATH TO
The Editor of the Mobile Register, the leading
Van Buren paper in Alabama eays:
The Free Trade party cannot have a safer,
sounder, or worthier exponent of their principles
than Mr. Van Buren. Those of them who are not
satisfied with his Indians letter, would not believe
"though one rise front the dead." THE SUC
CESS OF MR. VAN BUREN IS DEATH TO
Is there a single true friend of the Tariff, who,
despite the mass of accumulated and accumulating
evidence of Mr. Van Buren'e Free Trade princi.
plea, can still support him for the Presidency?—
We doubt it much. The professions of Locofoco
Tariff men are as hollow as the principles of their
New CoonTenrErr.--A new counterfeit note
of $lO, purporting to be of the Mechanics' Bank
in Philadelphia, was detected in Baltimore on
Thursday. It had been offered to one of the city
banks for deposit°, and was detected by the teller.
The Baltimore American says it is the best execu
ted counterfeit ho has ever seen; the vignette in the
centre of the note—representing the signers of the
Declaration of Independence—and the ornaments
from each end appear to have been obtained from
the genuine dies. The only defect is in the signa
tures of the President and Cashier. Every thing
else is in the best style of engrining. Keep a look
out for them.
We extract the following footer the Whig Stan•
dard" of the 25th 0., published in the city of
Washingtma.— .. The fifteenth week of Congress
has passed and, with the exception of the bill to
remit the fine of Gen. Jackson, that is about all that
has passed in the Capitol since the members came
together. The party in power, however, have
brought forward some important measures—of a
destructive tendency—which they probably intend
to act upon one of these days, unless they should
be deterred by remonstrances from the people. But
as yet, the whole time of the House has been spent
in debuting the subject of the rules—abolition and
anti-abolition—the bill making appropriation for
the support of West Point Academy, the Rhode
Island Dorr insurrectiom question, the bill to regu
late the election of electors of President and Vice
President of the United States, and some other sub
jects, brought into the House as some of the above
were, merely to answer the purpose of pegs to hang
Buncombe speeches upon.
The subjects of the rules, or nght of petition, has
occupied more of the time of the House in debate
than any other, but to what purpose t Several
members from the North and West, calling them
' selves Democrats, came out at first with hot zeal in
favor of the right of petition, and even spoke
against adopbing the odious 21st rule; others of the
same party voted against the adoption of that rule,
but contented themselves with giving a silent vote.
All this was doubtless for effect, the abolitionists of
the North, East, and West, were to be conciliated.
coaxed, wheedled. Probably it was supposed that
the desired effect had been produced.
But now another object was to be accomplished ,
namely, securing the South; and this could only I From the Whig Standard.
be done by adopting the rule against which they "Partners and Mechanics, Read it !
had declaimed with such fervid eloquence and ill.
dignant denunciation. But here was a &stemma
the rule could be adopted only by the votes of the
very men who had spoken so eloquently and voted
so decidedly and honestly, agc..inst it! What was
to be done 1 The Calhoun men of the South said
the preservation of this rule, and the passage of
bill, whicti we shall mention presently, are the only
conettions on which our support will be given tl
':152 party. These are the price of our adhesion to
the nomination of the Baltimore Convention.—
There was no alternative—the Calhoun men conk
not be spared—the rule must be retained, even a
the expense of the consistency of a few members
and even though it should subject them to thl
charge of incincerity, dishonesty, double dealing
of looking one way and rowing another, of votirq
against their avowed opinions. They had made
speeches, however, and given votes in favor of the
right of petition: this, it was supposed, would an
ewer every purpose at the North ; they might nos
vote against the right of petition, by which mean,
the South would be conciliated and retained; the
South having their votes, and the North thei
speeches, neither could complain.
The other measure we alluded to as being a pat
of the ruins of Lb.. 11.11 m.........., ...1.. Teniir bit
lately reported by the Committee of Ways an
Means, and very properly denominated by Pt.
Stewart "the British Tariff bill." This must Je
passed, though probably without debate, and wain
the high pressure, of the previous question, as he
bill to repeal the Distribution act was: its passge
in the House at least is demanded by theparty at
the South, and the North must yield
What then has been done, we again ask, tnd
reply. In the fifteen weeks which Congress ass
been in session, the bill to remit the fine of Geraral
Jackson has passed both Houses. In the House of
Representatives, where the Locofocos have a major
ity of two to one, the right of petition has leen
amply debated and the twenty-first rule retailed;
a Tariff bill, calculated to prostrate the revi'ing
business of the country, has been introducei; a
bill to repeal the Distribution act has been pined!
the bill making appropriations for the support of
West Point Academy has been made the conquit
pipe of a large amount of declamation for home
consumption ; the bill to regulate the election of
Electors of President and Vice President, has also
served as a hook to hang a political speech upon,
avowedly delivered for Buncombe, of which it is
said an edition of 100,000 has been published
and cart loads of which are now burdening the
mail; a bill has also been reported to re-establish
the Sub-Treasury scheme.
And these constitute all, or nearly all, that has
been done in the House during the fifteen weeks
Congress has been in session. At this rate of do
ing business, if the tariff bill is to be passed, as it
is, if the appropriation bills are to be passed, as they
must he, Congress will probably be ready to adjourn
sometime about the first of September or October.
The House, however, having adopted all those rules
which they so eloquently denounced as " Whig
gags," adopted by the 27th Congress, by their ap
plication and by stifling all debate, they may possi
bly be able to adjourn about the first of July.
LOCOFOCO TARIFF DOCTRINE.
Senator M'Duffie in a letter to Mr. Ritchie of
the Richmond Enquirer, soya there is but ono mot
to under which locofocoism can successfully rally
and that is "FREE TRADE AND UNCOM
PROMISING WAR AGAINST THE PRO
TECTIVE SYSTEM AND ITS AFFILIATED
MEASURES." What say the people to this de
ANOTHER Pnorum—The New Orleans Dee
speaks of a rival to Father Miller, who has appeared
in that city. The new prophet is named Leonard
Jones, and formerly established a sect in Kentucky
called " Live Forevers"—a term significant of the
creed of his people, who were to enjoy bodily coin-.
lance and perennial youth upon this time-wasting
world, through the renovating influence of faith.—
One of the preachers having died, the sect was
broken up. He has since imbibed a new philoso
, phy, in shape of a direct revelation, which was
made to him in the neighborhood of Danville, Ky.,
on or about the 14th day of March last. He now
preaches Milled= with a difference. Ho contends
that the world is about coming to an end, only so
far as Satan is concerned—that the Devil is to be
put down and his works disappear—a most conso
We undeistand pleasures are nearly completed
for testing the question now raised, whether the
Canal Commissioners of this Slate hold their offi
ces by a constitutional law ; and it is probable that
the whole matter will be brought before tho Supreme
Court, and decided at the May term, to be held in
The question is not whether the Commissioners
were legally elected, but whether the law authori
zing their election by the people is constitutional;
and it arises thus:
" The Bth section of the 6th article of the Con
stitution, declares that All officers whose election
or appointment is not provided for in this Constitu
tion, shall be elected or appointed as shall be direc
ted by law.'
" the 11th section of the schedule provides s The
appointing power shall remain as heretofore, and all
officers in the appointment of the Executive do- j
partment, shall continue in the exercise of the du
ties of their respective offices, until the Legislature
shall pass such laws as may he required by the Bth
section of the 6th article of the amemded Constitu
tion, and until appointments shall be superceded by
new appointments, or shall sooner expire by their
own limitations, or the said offices shall become va
cant by death or resignation, and such laws shall
be enacted by the first Legislature under the
Now the law taking from the Governor the ap
pointment of Canes Commissioners, woe not passed
by the first Lmielature, after the adoption of the
new Constitution; and then the question arise.,
"are the Canal Commiesionere officers?" It is
said that the question is added by the Supreme
Court., in the cases of John Swift, Esq., 4 Whar
ton's Reports, 186, and Samuel D. Leib, Esq., in
9th Watts' Reports, 227.
MR. WOODBUEY ' S LATE SPEECH ON THE TARIAT
"The reliance of all men should be on their own
energies, and skill, and local advantages, looking,
as Sir Robert Peel at last sensibly adviets the
Tamworth farmers to do, after experiencing the
evils if a different course, MORE To Tama ate-
MORES ARE LESS TO GOVEUNDIENT:'
Only another way of saying the people expect
too much of the Government." And are American
farmers to regulate their conduct by what Sir Ro
bert Peel advices the farmers of Tamworth to do!
To depend more upon their manures, and less on
the Government ! What say you, farmers, to this?
Is your conduct to be regulated by the scale meted
out to the Tamworth farmers by Sir Robert Peel
and to you, by his echo, Woodbury I Think of it,
and answer him as he deserves, with scorn and in
And you, MECHANICS, listen to the sentiments
he adopts in reference to your wages :
"By which means (protective duties) the work
men are enabled to tax the home consumer by great
prices while the higher wages they receive, MARES
THEM NEITHER HAPPIER NOR RICHER, SINCE TREE
ONLT DRINK MORE AND WORK LESS."
Impudence and slander—downright calumny.—
Buchanan said that you could do as well with low
wages as you could with high. But what says
Woodbury—. the higher wages you receive makes
you neither happier nor richer, since you only
DRINK MORE AND WORK LESS." The
American MSCRANIC, then, drinks just in proper. ,
Lion to the wages he receives; and it is necessary,
therefore, to prevent him from DRINKING too much,
to pay him low wages
This is the estimate of this free•trade demagogue
—this patent democrat—this dear lover of the peo-
ple—of the Mechanics of the country. They only
DRINK MORE and WORK LESS, according to
the wages they get! It is not even to break down
your wages, but you are to be told that it is for your
own good, to prevent you from DRINKING too much,
that your wages are to be reduced to the level of the
pauper labor of Europe. Let him hear you, Me
chanics! Spurn this vile calumny, and its utterer,
as you would a pestilence.
Gen. Jackson and his Repudiated
The resolution offered by Mr. KENNEDY, of Ma
ryland, on the 18th ult., was in the following words:
Resolved, That this House approve and adopt
the following opinions, as expressed by General
Jackson in his letter to Dr. L. H. Coleman, of War
rington, North Carolina, dated April 26, 1824, to
wit: That lead, iron, coper, hemp, and wool, "be
ing the great materials of our national defence, they
ought to have extended to them adequate and fair
protection, that our manufacturers and laborers may
be placed in a fair competition with those of Eu
rope, and that we may have within our country a
supply of these leading and important articles so
essential to war." That "we have been too long
subject to the policy of British merchants, and that
it is time we should become a little more American
ized, and instead of feeding the paupers and labor
erers of England, feed our own." That "a careful
and judicious tariff" is necessary "to pay our na
tional debt, and afford us the means of that defence
within ourselves on which the safety of our country
and liberty depends ; and last, though not least, give
a proper distribution to our labor, which must prove
beneficial to the happiness, independence, and wealth
of the community."
The locos were unwilling to vote directly on
these principles, and DISOWN, of Indiana, moved to
amend them by substituting the following, which
has since been most conclusively shown to be a
That this House approve of the sentiments of
Henry Clay, expressed in his speech at the extra
session of Congress, 1841, as follows:—. , Carry
out the principles of the compromise act, look to
revenue alone for the support of Government. Do
not raise the question of protection, which I
had been put to rest. There is no necessity for
The country may now judge of the boasted con
sistency of locofocoism, when its adherents dare not
vote for a resolution affirming their belief in the
principles of one of its most glorified leaders!
ANOTHR DEFAVLTEII.-It is asserted by those
who should know the truth of the matter, that Mr.
William J. B. Andrews, late Clerk of the House
of Representatives, is a defaulter to a very large
amount. One rumor states the amount to to be
$22,000; but other statements represent it to be
much less. All, however, agree that there is a
heavy defalcation, although the precise amount is
not yet known.--Ilarriaburg Telegraph.
Locofoco Opinions of Diuhlenberg's
Claims and Qualifications.
We are indebted to the Bedford Inquirer for the
following choice article from that great Locofoco
organ the Bedford Gazettes, under date of 17th of
April, 1835. If our Locofoco friends aro unwilling
to believe what the Whig press says in relation to
their candidate, we presume they will at least hesi
ate and consider, before they reject charges of such
grave and startling import,when backed by euch high
authority as General George Washington Bowman.
THE GOVERNOR'S ELECTION.
The honest yeomanry of Pennsylvania can never
consent to the aristocratical dictation of any fa
mily influence. Neither will they submit to the
perpetual nomination of a Muhlenbcrig for the I
Governor's chair! How is it, Germans? We
speak to the whole German population of the State.
Have you no one amongst your numerous, respec
table, intelligent, and honest body of plain, straight
forward Democrats, who is fit for Governor but a
Multlenberg 7 Has it indeed come to this, in forty
years time, since the adoption of our Constitution,
that no ono but a Muhlenberg is to be found wor
thy of support from amongst the Germans? For
shame sake let us not say so. Let the ambitious
family be content with what it already has receiv
ed. Two Governors elected—two candidates for
Governor defeated—several members of Congress
--several members of the State Legislature--State,
County, and Township officers innumerable, all in
one Muhlenbcrg family, and all in the short time
of forty years—and yet the insatiable, aristocratic,
wealthy, overbearing, office-seeking family are not
yet content! Germans, you have had for Governor,
belonging to your People,Snyder, Heister, Shultze,
and Wolf. Your Democratic brethren have had
Mifflin, M'Kean, and Findlay. But let usexamine
how stands the family pretensions of the Muhlen
The first opposition to Gov. Mifflin was in 1796,
when Thos. Mifflin had 30,020 votes, and Freder
ick Augustus Muhlenberg, who opposed him, had
1,011 votes, and only 6 votes in Berko county !!!.
In 1808, Snyder had 67,975 votes, Ross 39,575,
and John Spayed 4,006 !
Now, let it be remembered, that F. A. Mullion
berg was the uncle of Henry A. Mulilenberg, the
man who now pushes himself on the people, back
ed by his wealth, and urged by his inordinate ambi
tion, to distract the Democratic party. Be it re
membered also, that John Spayed was his brother
in-law—that Joseph Holster was his father-in-law
twice—for, we are assured, that Henry Augustus
Muhlenberg has married, at different times, two
sisters, daughters of Governor Heister—that John
Andrew Shultze is also a family connection.
Here, then, we have in the list of our Governors,
since 1790, in one family, Heister, Shultze, and
would-be Governors Frederick Augustus Muhlen
berg, John Spayed, and Henry Augustus Muhlen
berg ! Pretty well for one German family—aston
ishing for one family—most impudently aristo
cratical for any member of any wealthy family, at
this day, to offer himself as a volunteer against a
regularly nominated candidate, presuming on the
value of a great MUHLENBERG name, the in
fluence of disorganizing office-seekers, and the
sanctity which attaches itself to a Minister of the
Gospel, who has left the altar of God for the arena
of politics!!! ! Let us hear no more of ex-revern
ed Henry Augustus Muhlenberg as Governor of
Philadelphia aroused !--Vindication of the Whig
—lmmonec gesdhering of Mc people.'!'
The Pailadelphia papers of Tuesday of last week
contain the proceedings of one of the largest meet
ings ever convened in the city and county of Phil
adelphia, which was held on Monday afternoon, in
the large Saloon of the Philadelphia Museum.—
The vast assemblage was composed of merchants,
manufacturers, mechanics, and all classes of citi
zens, and was a striking evidence of the attachment
of the great mass of the community to the admira
ble Whig policy of Protection to American In
dustry, through the opperation of the Tariff act of
the last Congress. It showed how alive are the
people to the protection of home manufactures and
the guardianship of home industry, and the indig
nation which they feel at the course of the present
Locofoco House of Representatives, in attempting
to procure the repeal of a measure which has liter
ally covered the country with benefits and blessings.
The vast saloon was crowded to suffocation, while
thousands who could not obtain admittance, pro
ceeded in a body to the State House Yard, and their
organized another meeting for the same glorious
The meeting in the Chinese Saloon was organi
zed by the appointment of the Hon. Jolts SER.
osAsT, as President, and a large number of Vice
Presidents and Secretaries, in which the various
mercantile, manufacturing and mechanicalinterests
were duly represented. On taking the chair, Mr.
SznoxANT, delivered.a moat capital address, which
was responded to by the hearty plaudits of the as
sembled thousands. After he had concluded, Mr.
Cnences GI 511058 arose and addressed the throng
in his usual eloquent and felicitous style. He con
cluded by offering the following resolutions, which
were adopted by acclamation :
Resolved, That we protect against the attempt
that is now making in Congress to repeal the Whig
Tariff of 1842.
Because, as a measure of Protection to American
Industry, we are fully satisfied with its efficiency
and wholesome operation.
Because, it furnishes revenue enough from im
ports to meet all the honest expenditures of the
Government, and thus prevents a resort to Direct
Becalm, it furnishes to the American Farmer a
steady home market for the production of his soil
Because no national interest demands its repeal.
Because, of the millions of consumers and of the
nine hundred thousand persons who are engaged in
manufactures and trades in the United States, no
one has asked for its repeal.
Because its repeal would utterly destroy the great
Iron interests of Pennsylvania, throw out of em
ployment upwards of twelve thousand hands, 'mil
sink ten millions of capital now employed in that
business, in this State alone.
Because its repeal would sacrifice our Cotton and
Woollen manufacturing interests to those of Great
Britain, and flood the country with Foreign Goods,
no better in quality and no cheaper in price, than
those now furnished by American looms.
Because its repeal would place in jeopardy mil
lions of capital which has been invented in manu
factures since its passage, on the faith or its contin
uance as the law of the land.
Because it was carefully framed to meet the ne
cessities of the country, after laborious and through
inquiry and investigation—while the bill for its re
peal has been hastily gotten up, as n mere partizan
measure, to propitiate rival candidates.
Because their is neither dignity nor wisdom in
that systen of legislation, that is continually unser_
cling the business and commerce of the country.
Because its repeal seems to have been underta
ken principally, if not solely for the purpose of se
curing the election of Martin Van Buren to the
Presidency, who wee rejected in 1840 by the united
verdict of the people of TVENTI Stoma, on the
ground of his incompetency and faithlessness.
. . _ .
Because it is the legitimite offspring of that glo
rious verdict of a free Whig People, who patiently
submitted for a period of near twelve years to a ger.
lea of experiments on their credit, character and
business, which proved disastrous to them and pro
fitable only to those who were in power.
Because, within the short time that it has been
in operation. it has revived our commerce—restored
the national credit—started new manufactures of
various kinds—given employment to thousands
whom it found suffering for want of work—estab
lished new home markets for the prod nee of our
farms, and continues doily to strengthen the resour
ces and independence of the nation.
Because it is endeared to us by the recollections
of 18.40, and is approved by the country as the true
policy of a people who would be prosperous virtu.,
ous and free. And in gathering now to a greater.
contest, in which our hearts and our energies aro
enlisted, we have written it on our banner as the
AMERICAN SYSTEM that stands first in our attic.
tions, and can only be sustained by the choice of
For President of the United Stales.
For Governor of Pennsylvania.
Revolved, That the proceedings of this meeting
be published in all the Whig papers of the city:
and county, and that copies he furnished to all the
Whig members of Congress.
The resolutions have been disposed of as above
stated, the meeting was further addressed by Jostsit
RANDALL, MONTON Whlrcnasz, and JOtIEPII R.
CHANDLER, Esquires, in that particular strain of
thrilling eloquence, for which they ore as celebrated.
Mr. Chandler concluded by stating that moth,
meeting had been convened in independence Square,
in order to accommodate those who could not get
within the Hall, he moved that the present do ad
journ, in order to join the new formed one--which
motion was unanimously carried, and the multitude,
pouring out of the Hall, moved in dense masses to
The Meeting to the State Muse
The meeting in the State House Yard of the
thousands who could not gain admittance into the
Chinese Museum, was conducted in a like spirit
with that recorded above. MATTIIIW L. Bays:,
Esq. officiated as President, and a number of Vice
Presidents and Secretaries were also appointed..
series of spirited resolutions protesting in the meat
solemn manner against the repeal of the present
Tariff, were likewise adopted, and a number of ad
These meetings, it is well remarked by the Phil
adelphia Inquirer, were mosftriumphant ones to the
friends of the present Whig Tariff. They prove
cone:naively that the people of Philadelphia city
and county desire no change of the Tarift and
least of all, such change as the Locofoco Free Trade
Van Buren men would give them.
In Hollidaysburg, on Wednesday lest by the
Rev. D. M'Kinney, Col. L. W. IRVIN, of Penns
Valley, to Miss CHARLOTTE H. MOORE,
daughter of the late Silas Moore, dec'd., of the
On the 21st ult., by the Rev. A. K. Bell, Mr.
JOHN OURAN, to Miss SUSAN STEWART,
both of Frankstown township.
At Sycamore Hall on the 19th ult., by the Rev.
E. Allen, Mr. JAMES ALISON, of Lewistown, to
Miss ELIZABETH M. BURNS, daughter of
James Bums, Esq.
In this borough, after an illness of about two
weeks, (of Infiamation of the Brain) on Saturday
morning last, Mr. ALFRED HOLLIDAY, aged
about 18 years.
u Tie past—that fearful trial--he is gone."
In the decease of this young mam his only living
parent, (a mother) has lost a dutiful son, and socie
ty a respected member. Few of his age, has secur
ed the esteem of more sincere friends to mourn the
loss of departed worth. Though young in years,
he has lived a life of usefulness to the community
—those who know him most intimately, loved him
most--and to him may in truth be applied the say
ing, he was upright, the noblest work of God;
but alas ! he was cut short, and has gone the way of
all flesh—leaving behind to hie former associates,
and all, the warning, "Be ye also ready." " Peace
be unto his ashes."
"How awful is thy summons oh death! How
appaling thy warning to the living. Thy ruthlias
hand snatches from among us to-Jay some who but
yesterday, stood rejoicing in all the buoyancy of
health. They had looked with calmness upon the
mark of thy footsteps; unheeding and unthinking
that thy cold hand would next place them in the
Sepulchre. How thoughtlessly do we sport on, yet
how certain the doom."
His death will cast a gloom over the sititene of
this borough, and vicinity. Think—just a few
day's has passed since he enjoyed the same pleas
ures in this world that we are now, and now in
another. We will only benble to estimate his val.
ue when we feel his loss.
True are the words of Scripture, in the midst
of life we are in death." How solr,un and impres
sive the admonition of the Saviour " Watch, for
in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man
"Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath,
And stars to set—but all
Thou halt all season, for thine own, oh! DIATH."
The Washintemian Temperance y will
meet at the 01 Court House, as usual, on Satur
day evening neat.
A lecture will be delivered by Atix. Evzorrr.
G. ARMITAGE MILLER, Ser.
Huntingdon, April 3, 1844.
gpipLANK BONDS to Constables for Stay
41,50 of Execution, under the new law, jog
printed, and fer sale, at this office.