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THE HUNTINGDON JOURWAL,
°One country, one constibtfion. one destiny."
Wednesday morning, April 10, '44.
cry V. B. PALMER, Esq. (No. 59, Pine sired
ittow Third, Philadelphia,) is authorized to act as
Agentfor this paper, to procure subscriptions and
ct:) - The Huntingdon journal 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;
Denuth its folds, with song and shout,
Let's charge upon the foe!"
FOR VOCE PRESIDENT,
fPubjeet to the decision of a National Covention.)
FOR GOVERN oft,
OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
OF LEBANON COUNTY.
. The principal objects which, I suppose, engage
the common desire and the common exertions of
the Whig party, to bring about, in the Government
of the United States are i
1. A SOUND NATIONAL CURRENCY, regulated by
the will and authority of the nation.
2. AN ADE(WATE REVENUE, with fair protec
tion to AMBRICANINDUSTRY.
3. JUST nasimAINTS ON THREITCUTITE Pow
art. embracing farther restrictions on the exercise
of the veto.
4. A faithful administration of the PUBLIC no-
NAM. with AN SRUITABLE DISTRIBUTION of the
proceeds of sales of it among all the state/.
5. Alf HONEST AND ECONOMICAL ADMIXIATRA.
'MX or TOE GOVERNMENT, leaving public officers
perfect freedom of thought and of the right of suf
frage, but with suitable restraints against improper
interference in elections.
8. An amendment of the Constitution, limiting
the incumbent of the Presidential office to a six-
These objects attained. I think that we should
wan to be afflicted with bad administration of the
Yesterday morning, on motion of J. M. Bell,
Esq., A. W. BIINSDITCT, Esq., was admitted to
practice in the several Courts of Huntingdon co.
Mr. 71verett's Lecture.
On Saturday evening, at the ringing , of the bell,
the people of our borough and neighborhood flock
ed into the Old Court House to hear the public
lecture announced by the Secretary of the Wash
ingtonian Temperance Society. The house soon
became crowded, and the lecturer's countenance
brightened as he viewed the flattering audience
around him. As usual, a song was sung, after
which the chairman atoted that Mr. Everett would
now proceed to deliver • his lecture. Mr. Everett
was called, but (like the spirits you may call from
the a vast deep,") did not come. Mr. Campbell
was then called on, and addressed the meeting brief
ly. Mr. Stewart followed; and by • the time he
concluded, the audience discovered fairly that they
had been most egregiously hoaxed—the lecturer
was among the miseing—and the meeting adjourn
ed, satisfied that they were April fooled on a rather
For the "Journal."
CanLraLr, March 24, 1844
1)14 1 SIR
On Saturday, the 2nd of March
inst., there came into a small village in Burlington
co., New Jersey, an individual calling himself
Stewart Morrison ; he was about eighteen or nine
teen years of age, and evidently very ill. He was
directed to the dwelling of the Physician, and, the
latter being absent from home, was there accom
modated as well as circumstances would permit, to
await his arrival. When the Physician came home
the stranger was so far reduced that he could not
be removed : every necessary attention was paid
him, by the Physician and others, until Monday
when he died ; in the afternoon of the same day he
wee decently interred in the cemetery of the M. E.
Church. The only information he was able to
communicate to those who attended him, was that
he bad a father living in Huntingdon county, Pa.
LIUT 1117.—An old buildiog about to he pul
led down in New York, was sold for thirty dollars
to two Irishmen on condition they woold remove
it. They went to work at it, and in tearing open
some of the waineteoting, found a jug, which on ex
amination proved to be a money jug, conaaining it
is said nine thousand dollars in old coin. This is
a good prize.
gZ).• The Norfolk Beacon of Tuesday of lest
week says One thousand eight hundred and
ninety-six shad were caught at one haul at one of
the Fisheries on Thursday last—and at another, on
Wednesday, fifteen hundred shad and thirty thou
sand herring were taken at one haul."
j Court week—:its throng iu llwse " Biggins.
Yesterday morning we gave the molt of the
election held In Connecticut on Monday of last
week, so far as the returns had been received. We
are now etial)led to give tables showing the number
d votes cast for Governor, in each county, and the
Whig majority in the Legulature. Three towns
only remain to be hoard from. The following is the
Von toll GovinNon
Baldwin. Cleveland. I Abol.
5983 5315 250
2588 2505 172
1960 1896 103
1869 2026 134
5064 4649 198
4799 4390 73
3696 3541 215
2296 2118 418
Total, (except 3 towns) 28,265 26,739 1,657
Baldwin over Cleveland, 1,537 ; lacks of a choice,
The towns to hem from will probably give 75 to
100 against Baldwin, and a few more against a
LsoISLATCR E-Ncarly Full.
SENATE. HOUSE. No
Counties. flizig. Low. VI"Mg. Loco. Choice.
Hartford 3 0 20 14 3
'Middlesex 1 1 .6 10 2
New Haven 2 1 13 8 6
Fairfield 3 0 15 7 8
Litchfield 2 1 17 9 7
Tolland 1 1 6 10 4
New London 2 1 12 16 1
Windham 1 . 1 9 6 6
Total 15 6 98 80 36
Senate. House. Joint Ballot.
Whig Majority 9 18 27
The Muse last year stood Whig seventy-jive,
Loco one hundred and Thirteen, and twenty-eight
no choice. Senate sixteen Loco to fine Whig.
Most of the towns which have chosen no Rep
resentatives have dissolved the meeting, and can
not elect again. It is impossible that the Legisla
ture should be against us.—,Forum.
L►TEA.-Some further returns have come in
from distant.towns in Connecticut, showing that
Baldwin, the Whig candidate for Governor, has a
plurality of about 1900, and will fall short of a
majority of all about 400.
The Whig majority in both Houses will be enough
for all practical purposes. There are some second
elections to take place. It is difficult to say how
these may terminate; but to prevent any anxiety
among our Whig friends, we may say that even
if every town yet to elect should chose Locofocos,
the Whigs would have a =jolly in both Houses,
and a majority of twelve on joint ballot. —U. S. U.
The following was the vote of Connecticutlast
year. We copy from the Journal of Commerce:
Baldwin. Cleveland. Gillette. Scat.
Hartford co. 5188 5239 299 10
New Haven, 4489 4307 206 3
N. London, 2632 3443 235 3
Fairfield, 4146 4037 124 1
Windham, 1697 2284 442 24
Litchfield, 3800 4080 294 1
Middlesex, 2017 2294 183 5
Tolland, 1641 1832 99 2
25,591 28,416 1872 49
•Cleveland then lacked 97 votes of being elected
by the people.
In 1842, Ellsworth, Whig, Ind 23,700 ; Cleve
land, Dem. 25,564 ; Gillette, Abolition, 1319 ; Los.
mis, Conservative, 612 ; scattering 58. Cleveland
lacked 125 votes of being elected by the people.--
Whole number of votes 51,253.
In 1841, Ellsworth, Whig, had 5598 over Nicoll,
Dem., and 5135 over Nicoll and scattering.
In 1840, Ellsworth had 4572 over Niles, Dem.,
and 4430 over all. Whole number of votes
In 1739, Ellsworth's clear majority over all others
was 1401. In 1838, 4,129. In 1837, Edwards,
Dem., had a majority over Ellsworth and scattering,
In Connecticut no officers arc chosen by plurali.
ties except Congressmen and Senators.
The Senate consists of 21 members, all of whom
are elected annually. The last Senate comprised 5
Whigs and 18 Domocrata. In the House there
was a Democratic majority of about 36, out of a
total of 186. In 1842 the Democratic strength in
the !same body was about 2 to 1.
A writer in the Whig Standard, puhliahca in
Washington city, addresses a letter to FRANCIS P.
11,trit, the editor of the Glolie, from which we
make the following extract:
„ You no doubt recollect, in 1827, Gen. Jackson
made a serious charge, deeply implicating the char
acter of Mr. Clay. Gen. Jackson asserted, on the
authority of Mr. Buchanan, that Mr. Clay, through
Mr. 8., had made to him overtures of a most die.
graceful character. Mr. Buchanan, when called on
in relation to the matter, denied that ho ever made
such a communication. Immediately after Mr.
Buchanan's letter of disavowal appeared in the
newspapers, Gen. Hamilton, of South Carolina, who
was an ardent (supporter of General Jackson, ap
prehensive that General Jackson would respond to
Mr. Buchanan's letter in terms of harshness and
reproach, and, if so would probably injure the par
ty with Mr. Buchanan's friends, addressed a letter
to him, begging him to remain silent. Gen. Jack
son immediatCly replied to Gen. Hamilton's letter,
in which he commented with considerable severity
on the conduct of Mr. Buchanan, and recants the
charges which he had preferred against Mr. Clay's
honor and integrity. Now, the object of addres
sing you this communication, is to induce you to
prevail on General Jackson to allow General Ham
ilton to publish his (General Jackson's) letter.—
That such a letter was writter cannot be questioned
—that it contains a recantation of the foul charge
is equally clear. The publication of this letter will
, at once satisfy all parties concerned.
ERIIOII.—A man should never be ashamed to
•own he has been in the wrong, which is hut saying
in other wontia,ahat he is wiser to-day than he was
A near in a Passenger Car,
The Philadelphia Saturday Inquirer lays A
gentleman of this city who travelled from Marietta I
on the sth inst., complains that when at Lancaster,
a man who was loading a large fierce looking bear,
was pot into a passenger car, in which several per
sons were seated. The fellow passengers of Bruin
naturally became alarmed, and one or two having
just time enough before starting, went into another
car. The outrageous intrusion of the bear was re
monstrated against, but in vain! The keeper of
the animal assured his fellow-travellers that the
bear was quiet and docile. Being, however, unac
. customed to steam or rail-road travelling, Bruin
soon became fidgetty. The passengers became
fidgetty also. The bear then became very jitigelly,
and the passengers sympathized with him by cm ,
responding emotions and sensations. Bruin was
evidently alarmed--wildness and terror were kph,
led in his face. The passengers upon this, became
very much alarmed indeed; and doubtless their faces
indicated a degree of wildness, anxiety and terror,
scarcely inferior to that of the bear. This state of
r things was at length insupportable, and the train,
after a little difficulty, was stopped. The man and
bear were removed, when the animal threw his
keeper down—dragged him some distance—and
the latter lost a watch and purse in the struggle.—
At length the bear was coaxed by his keeper into a
baggage car, and both arrived in ; safety to their
journey's end. To be serious, the introduction of
the bear was an outrage, at which the proprietors of
the line will no doubt be properly indignant,"
;:;) a - 4 - ZP E. 3
The following address has been written and pub_
fished at the request of the immediate friends and
neighbors of GENEUAL M.Asxcs, by a committee
consisting of seine of the most respectable gentle
men in Westmoreland county. It is the testimo
nial of his services, his worth, anti his qualifications
for the station to which he has been nominated, by
those WHO KNOW HIM and hare known hint
fur years. We ask the .people again to contrast
this brief memoir of our candidate with the pea
history of Henry A. Muhlenberg, and then judge
for themselves which is the more worthy of support.
To the People of the Commonwealth
The undersigned were sometime since appointed
a Committee by a meeting of citizens, to address
you on the subject of the Governor's election: we
now proceed to discharge that duty. Our candi
dates is its the campus, our flag is waving to the
breeze, our people are gathering on the hill tops,
and in our valleys, by our fresh fountains and our
broad fields, and the hum of their watch-words
come from afar.
The War worn soldier ne'er despise,
Nor treat him as a stranger;
Remember he's his Country's stay
In the day and hour of danger."
We do not address you wills a view to stimulate
your patriotism, or animate your principles. These
in the breasts of true Whigs, burn with a pure and
steady flame, always ready for any struggle, which
promises to benefit the country. No selfish feeling,
no sectional interest can withhold them front the
general good. Point to the bright cynosure of their
country's weal, and there their principleaand affec
tions settle, as true as the needle to the pple. But
as we are of the vicinage of GEN. MARKLE, we
think it right to bear our testimony to his worth, for
the information and satisfaction of our friends.*.
Wo shall not enter into any political tirade against
the gentleman who has beers selected by the great
party opposed to us. We have no doubt, but that
he is a man of great private worth. It is the great
antagonistical principles of public policy, which we
think ought to draw honorable men into the arena,
and make them rally round thednan, whose views
of public affairs harmonize wills their own. To a
certain extent, however, private partialities and
public services of individuals, will mingle into the
contest. It may be excusable in us, therefore, the
' neighbors of Gen. Markle, to state something of his
manner of life, for the information of our distant
Ho is of humble parentage, sprung from the be- i
eons of the old German people, who long before our I
Revolution, sought a refuge .d a home, in the new
world, with the pilgrim Anglo Saxons. His lath
er was born in Berks county, and in the year 1770
removed to Westmoreland, when Gen. Markle was
born in 1777. where he new resides, in the neigh-1 ,
borhood of the mills established by him. The
means of education in the western country, at that
time, were difficult of access, and the hill of knowl
edge hard to climb. Nothing but the energy of
young Markle's character enables! hint to obtain a
good country education. But if science smiled not
on his humble birth, Ise has been taught abundant
ly its his diversified and adventurous life, the last,
best lesson which the world teaches to man—expe
rience. At the early age of thirteen years he cros
ed the mountains for salt, which to the pioneers of
the West, will recall the period when salt had to be
procured by at toilsome journey to the east, with pack
horses. This trip was performed by him annually
afterwards for several years. In the year 1799, be
ing then 22 years of age, lie went with a cargo of
flour to New Orleans, then a colonial possession of
Spain, and after disposing of his cargo, returned
through the wilderness, where there was no road,
save the paths, "where the hunter of dear and the
warrior trod" to his country. It is impossible to
contemplate the solitary boat gliding along the great
Mississippi, at that early period. guided by a youth
of 22 years of age, and Isis homeward journey thro'
the wilderness, guarding the avails of his cargo, to !
be deposited in his father's hands on his return with
out admiring that energy of will and resoluteness
of purpose, which are the true and best eletnents of
greatness, and are always ready for emergencies
whets they occur. In the year 1800 ho went with
another cargo of flour and produce to New Orleans,
still a Spanish province, and after disposing of his
commodities, he entered as a mariner on hoard the
. Letter of Marque Mars, bound for Philadelphia, as
Ito believed that mode of return to his country
would give him new light into the affairs of men
• The reader will recollect this occnrrence was du
, ring our difficulties with Franco, when there was a
quasi war—and letters of marque were issued by
the Government, and many conflicts occurred at
• sea. For a number of years afterwards he went
a annually to Now Orleans, with a cargo of flour;
and in the year 1811, in conjunction with Simon
Drum, Esq., ho erected at his farm, the Sewickly
paper mills,—the third establishment of that kind
I which was erected its the Western country. In the
year 1812, being selected, by the ardent and patriotic
spirits of his neighborhood, who in the contempla
. lion of tho war had formed themselves into a troop
I of cavalry, as their Captain, he and they volunteer
ed their services to the President of the U. States,
! for a tour of twelve months ; they were accepted.
,1 The hardy and youthful adventurer of the moue
'tain, and the mist of the Mississippi and the wilder
-5 I nese, thus became the soldier of his country; and
1 in August, 1812, he was ordered with his troop to
Fort George, but at
,the request of Gen. Harrison,
his destination Was changed to the North Western
Army. It was a gallant sight to see this brave .
troop marching up the winding road of the hills o f
the Sewickly, as the last sheen of their swords and
the last wave of their banner was seen through the
green leaves, and the last blast of their Bugle was
hoard by their wives, their daughters, and their
friends, assembled on the plain of Millgrove to bid
them farewell. When the company arrived at
Pittsburg, their first place of rendevouz, they found
that the Government had not provided funds for
marching the troops to the army, but the bold, and
the brave, and the parriotic
,had their hearts with
their country, and difficulties and impediments only
stimulated their ardor. That was the time for the
energy of Markle's character to show itself;
culties lay in his way; he struggled witltand over
came them. Many individuals would have found it
quite convenient under such circumstances to have
returned, and gained a reputation of willingness to
servo their country at a cheap sacrifice. Not so with
the open, manly and gallant Capt. Markle. In the
energy of a noble spirit, he resolved that his troop
should redeem their gage of battlewith the enemies
of their country. Ho had no funds at that time of
his own; these. were.exhausted in the erection of
the paper mill, the year before; but he had credit.
He applied to the old Pittsburg Bank then the lea
ding inptitution of that kind in the city, of which
we believe the present Secretary at War, was Presi
dent. But it was not convenient for the bank an
that time to loan the sum which Gen. Markle wan
ted, (1,250 dollars.) Not discouraged however, he
then applied to the Farmers and Mechanics Bank, '
of which John Scull was President, and upon his
engaging to procure satisfactory endorsers the bank
agreed to lend him the money. There were at that
time in Pittsburg many persons from Westmore
land county, who had gone to bid farewell to the
soldiers going to the war. Among them Captain
Markle procured endorsers to satisfy the bank, and
the bank loaned hint the money ($1,250.) Capt.
Markle then contracted with the Quarter-Master,
Mr. Wheaton, to take his troop and furnish them
with all things necessary to their comfort, for $BOO,
to Urbana in Ohio, and the oierplus he divided
among his men to complete their equipments, each
of them being entitled to $5O for that purpose by
the Act of Congress, authorizing the President to
accept 12 months volunteers. Captain•Markle by
rapid marches, reached Urbana sooner than was
expected, and Saved $2OO of the $BOO, which the
Quarter- Master had agreed to allow him for taking
his troop to that place. This sum, $3OO, Captain
Markle might have kept, as ho was bound to trans
' port the troop to Urbana, no matter what the cost
should be; but the Captain divided it among his
men, and the Government received a credit for it,
in its settlement with the men. The Government
also, redeemed the note given by Captain Markle
for the $1,260.
It is needless to particularize the engagements
and services in which Glen. Markle was engaged
during his connection with the North Western
Army. Trusted and beloved by his gallant com
mander, the late President of the United States, he
was a favorite in his regiment, and beloved by his
men; ever the bravest among the brave, and the
most unpretending among the modest, his soldierly
air, his open, manly front, will long be remembered
by his comrades. At the battle of Mississinewa,
his post was the post of danger; and he closed the
battle, and sealed the victory by a decisive charge,
which dislodged the savages from their covert.—
Many of his comrades were killed, among the rest
his brave lieutenant and kinsman, Waltz, fell with
the cheer of encouragement on his lips. A more
chivalric spirit never died in defence of his country.
He was buried in the wilderness by his comrades,
to the lune of the soldier's dirge, and the music of
No useless coffin enclosed his breast,
Not in sheet nor shroud they bound him;
But he lay like a warrior taking his rest,
With his martial cloak around him.
At Fort Meigs Capt. Markle was engaged in va
rious sorties during the seige, and at the close of his
services received a highly complimentary discharge
from Gen. Harrison. After his return from the
Army, he was much occupied with his paper mill
and other business, until about ten or twelve years
ago, since which period he has been entirely enga
ged in the cultivation of his farm.
Such is the man whom the Whigs and Annum
sons, in Convention assembled, have presented to
their friends for the high office of Governor of the
State. He is a thorough Whig in principle, action
and feelings. He is not a man of profession, but a
man of practice. Ho makes no high sounding pre
tensions to Democracy: but in his habits, life and
action, ho is us true a 'Democrat as ever lived. He
is a mart that would say, « where liberty dwells,
there is my country," and one that would net up to
that saying at all hazards. Gen. Markle has been
taught by a long and varied experience, the value
of Whig principles, the usefulness and propriety of
encouraging, supporting and sustaining the domes
tic industry and products of the country, against
foreign competition. He has been a manufacturer
of paper and flour upon a very large scale. The
sympathy of congenial labor and kindred pursuits,
always stimulates the friend of one branch of man
utiretures to be the friend of all—and every Ameri
can will find in Gen. Markle a steady,
reasonable and determined friend. Taught by his
own experience, by the history of his own country,
and by the history of civilized nations every where,
ho knows that Governments, well administered, can
protect the industry, the manufactures, the agricul
ture and the labor of the Country, both directly,
and in various incidental ways—by treaty, by tariff,
by navigation and tonage laws. And he believes
that to do so, is one of the great duties of all wise
governments. Our candidate is also in favor of re
storing a sound national currency, so that the hard
and honest hand of industry, may not be defrauded
of part of its earnings by brokers and changers.
A Republican in every sense of the word, he be
lieves that the Government ought to accommodate
itself to the exigency of the times; and that there
! fore, the expenses ought to be reduced so as to bear
a just proportion to the ability of the people to pay
taxes. A thorough reform, he believes, ought to be
introduced into every branch of the public service;
and all expenditures brought down to the lowest
point of an economical administration. We know
that if he should be elected, he would by every rea
sonable measure within Executive competency, en
deavor to retrench all useless expenses, and those
which might be dispensed with for a time, without
injury to the public interest, to enable the Govern
ment to meet the interest ott the public richt without
burdening the people too much with taxes, and in
order to lay the foundation of measures forth° final
extinction of the principal.
We have the pleasure of knowing that the Whig
Candidate is decidedly and emphatically in favor of
maintaining the character, honor and fidelity of the
State, in the full dis Charge of all debts, obligations
and contracts, made in pursuance of the Constitn-
lion and the laws• And that he regards the public
debt of Pennsylvania, no matter who the present
owners may be, or who the original holders were, as
a charge upon the industry, integrity and honor of
the State; and upon the principles of Republican
or representative government; all which must cease
to be respectable in the judgment of civilised MlD
inunities, if we refuse to redeem the solemn con-
tracts of the representatives of the People, made in
pursuance of law and the Constitution. Punic
faith will cease to be the stigma thrown by the eon
sent of mankind on dishonest nations; and Amen
can States, by a superior proficiency in the art of
cheating, will be entitled to have the words "Amer
ican faith" substituted in its place. These are a
birds eye view of the principles of our Candidate,
on the faith of which we commend him to your
support. He has been no office seeker. After his
distinguished friend Gen. Harrison was elected
President, they met, on the General's way to Wash
ington, and in the hour of reciprocal pleasure, the
President said, "my old comrade, Providence has
put something in my power, what can I do for you I"
"Nothing, President, nothing. I shall trouble you
about some of my friends, but wish nothing for
myself, but that your Administration may he pros
perous and happy." His present position has been
forced upon him by his friends, contrary to his own
inclinations. And now that he is in the campus,
many an envenomed arrow, we presume, will be
aimed at the old soldier. But those who choose to
assail him may remember, that his breast was ex
posed to the deadly level of the savage rifle, and
the point of the British bayonet, when his country
called ; and that now, wearing the same manly
front, he is ready at the call of his friends, and for
the good of the common weal, to face his enemies,
" nor heed the storm that scowls along the sky."—
Many a generous and patriotic voice, however, will
be raised for him ; even among political opponents.
The winds of the West as they come fresh Irons
the land, now dotted with smiling meadows, fields
and hamlets, where thirty years ago, ho met the
enemies of his Country in a wilderness, will speak
for him. The soldiers music, will speak for him.--
The Ladies, God bless them, ever the friends of
Bravery and Patriotism, will speak for him; and
before the next Election, most of the people will
speak for hint.
On then ; on ; to the support of the Candidate
who will stand by the honor of the State, in the
hour of its depression.____
RICHARD COULTE R,
JOSEPH H. KUHNS,
FREDERICK J. COPE,
March 29, 1844,
Prom the Philadelphia Forum.
The Position of Parties---which is
the Oustodian of Democratic Prin-
We cannot believe that the conductors of the
leading locofoco presses are such consumate fools es
not to know that the Whig party cannot with truth
be charged with either the errors or associations of
ancient federalism; we must, therefore, ascribe the
pertinacity with which they advance such charges,
to systematic and deliberate knavery. There is
hardly a leading locofoco paper in our Union, which
is not under the control of federalists, of that school
which was obnoxious to all the prejudices raised
against the name--we say prejudices, because we
are not prepared to believe that the great body of
any political party could be as corrupt as modern
locofocoism would have us believe was one of the
original divisions of the party in our country.--
Error may have blendid it, but the instinct of self
preservation and the wish to give prerpetuity to
those institutions just founded, after a mighty rev
olution, post both have combined to render parties
honest; although mistaken in their course of policy.
Locofocoism, however, does not pride itself on its
consistency; indeed it could not, in an enlightened
community, for its incongruities and shiftings of po
sition aro matters of national as well as political
history. We might instance us ono of the most
recent evidences, thatits votaries in the lower branch
of our National Legislature, were unwilling to adopt
es their opinion, an affirmation of the Tariff doc
trines of Gen. JACKSON ! But we do not intend to
show the inconsistency of locofocoism, except so
far as it abandons the old party landmarks of its
founders and •attaches the odium of the name of
federalism to the Whig party, arogating to itself,
as a consequence, the title of exclusive democrats.
Catch names are a part of locofoco tactics—a sort
of small arms,found useful for skirmishing, but which
are soon silenced before the heavy artillery of reason
and argument. Thus we have had the name of
"Bank Whigs" applied to us until the locos over
run the country with banks of their own creating,
and then they,for very shame, dropped that name;
next came "British Whigs;" this they used until
they saw it to advocate a system of legislation ex
clusively for British interests and tending to des
troy all our native energy, and paralise our industry ;
they then dropped that too, and passing through the
different phases of "hard cidentes, coons, tomfools,"
&c., they have recently fallen back on their own
original same, and bestowed that on the Whigs, as
scast off garment! This feat of dexterity—this
„ presto! change!" trick of the magician we would
now make the object of our cornmeal.
Up to the period of 1824, from the election of
TIIONAS JEFFERSON,federdisn. had ceased to have
a destinctive party existence, although its suppor
ters were scattered thoughout the Union, and on
every occasion which presents itself, sought to Mtn
stabs at tho democracy in the ascendant. In 1824,
the natural consequences of long continued rule
began to manifest themselves in sectional ditteren-
c., and in the end, ADAMS, CALHOUN, CLAD and
Caswyoun, alt members of the Democratic party,
became candidates for the Presidency. Theprin.
cipal cause of dissatisfaction was the dictation of
Congressional caucus, which had always named
the President, and the people simply voted to con
firm their choice, as the Constitution required.—
Mr. CUAWFOIII/ was the caucus nominee, and the
federalists, profiting by the domestic feuds of de
mocracy, brought forward Gen. heirs. to defeat
its regular candidate, and gathered to his banner the
disaffected of all parties. In our State, BUCHANAN,
\Armrest WILKINS, T. lIAUTLET CRAWFOIID,
Ross WILKINS, mid the elite of federalism, rallied
to his support. They had the sagacity to foresee
that his glorious military career would over-ride all
party attachments—they therefore commenced tho
"drum and life campaign," and made such as
tonishing progress, that the democracy of Pennsyl
vania joined in the shout and strove to adopt him as
Now was seen the spectacle of the old federalists
and anti-caucus democrats, struggling to sec who
aiould be the original Jacloon men, while the cau.
cus democrats denounced the rebellion and bur,lct
anathemas on its leaders! Iminaculatcd Emelt
declared that Jackson's election would be "a rune
to the country;" consistent CROSWELL spoke the
doctrine of the Albany Regency headed by Mart-
TIN VAR Buitcfr, that "Mister Jackson had not a
single feeling in common with the republican party ;"
while Noah, Isaac Hill, and others, joined with
Ritchie, in expressing theft "contempt for the qual
ifications of the man !" But all this, while Gen.
Jackson was growing stronger, and was by the aid
of his military renown hurraell into public favor,
.d all who opposed him were denounced as feder
allots by those who supported,. him, applying their
own party name as a badge of disgrace.
In this emergency HENRY Cter stood side by
side with his original democratic associates, and
though one by one left hint, he was unmoved!—
CaosvwsLL saw that Mister Jackson was a hero
and a statesman ; Rrrenit's contempt for his quail
illeations was turned to tranesendant admiration ;
Yaw Banta- found it glory enough to serve under
such .a chief; the Richmond Junto, the Albany
.Regency, Old Tammany with . lier "buck toil" de
mocracy (heaven restore its good old days of pure
patriotism) all forgot their allegiance to the princi
ples of JEFFERSON and rushed to swell the tide of
Jacksonian. And in the torrent, what a comming_
ling of politics—the New York Evening Post,
(then edited by Coleman, now by Bryant the lam
pooner of Jefferson) and Crosswell, cheek by jowl
—Buchanan and Van Buren—Ritchie and Wil
kins, federalists and disorganizing democrats, all in
one incongruous mass!
Amid the wreck of the democratic party stood
HENRY CLAY, with the flag of DEMOCRACY
still floating above hiehead, and under its torn and
soiled banner he has ever been fighthi l k, until the
fade of victory has turned ! Now again he upreats
that glorious emblem of JEFFERSON, Manispr and
MoNnoc,— . he calls on the true democracy "long
crushed to earth" to rally under its folds, and his
call will not be in vain! Let his malignant ene
mies revile; let the old" fires of federalism be show
ered upon his head; let the old traitors take the field
against him; let party vengeance wreak its impotent
wrath upon him, the people are his shield, the
awakened sense of public duty his protection, the
rights of the laborer his weapon, and the Protective
Principle his " strong right arm" to lead to assured
This hasty sketch—necessarily compressed with
in the narrow limits of our sheet, will we trust, be
convincing evidence that the odium of federalism
cannot attach itself to the Whig party or its great
champion Mr. Casa--those true and patriotic
doctrines, which formed the federaliam of WASH.
rawrox, and the founders of our constitution are
now engrafted on the Whig creed, and are consid
ered as essential to the happiness and prosperity of
DR. WIRTAR'S BJLSAN or WILT CUFALRY.-..
Darien, Geneesee, county, N. Y., June 29, 1843:--
I have been afflicted with a very bad Cough for the
last tour years—sometimes so severely that I would
rise nothing but clear blood ; and for one year, I
was troubled so bad that I was not able to labor at
all. I hove been attended by eminent physicians,
and have taken a number of different kinds of the
most highly approved medicines in the country--all
of which gave me no relief whatever. Some few
months airier I commenced taking Dr. Winter's
Balsam of Wild Cherry, end can cheerfully any I
derived more benefit from one bottle of Dr. Winter's
Unlearn than all the medicines I have ever used.
Miss Chadwick has lived in my fondly most of
the time for two or three years, and I am well ac
quainted with the facts drawn up in the above state.
meet, which I believe to be correct in all respects—
I am assured that it was through the agency of
Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry that she re
ceived such benefit. STEPHEN KING,
Supervisor and Postmaster, Darien.
For sale by Thomas Read, Huntingdon and
James Orr, Hollidaysburg.
On the 31st ult., by the Rev. Mr. Lcitzly, Mr.
JOHN B. SHENEFELT, of Walker township,
to Miss CATHARINE ACKER, of Huston,town
ship, both of this county.
On Thursday last, in this borough, by the Rec.
H. G. Dill, Mr. CHARLES COWDEN, to Miss
MARY ANN SMITH, both of Huntingdon co.
In this borough, yesterdy morning, (or inflama
tion of the Brain,) MARY ELIZABETH, dough.
ter of Alexander and Mary Carmon, aged 4 years.
Yes thou hest parted, MART E. thou art gone,
Gono in thy innocence, meek suffering one;
Thy weary spirit, breathed its self to sleep,
So peacefully, it scented a sin to weep.
On the 29th ult., at Mill Creek, Mr. JOSEPH
ENNIS, in the 22nd year of his age.
Cheered, in his separation from country and
home, by the attention of relatives and friends, and
consoled by a religious hope of a blessed immortal
ity through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
The 'Washingtonian 'Temperance Society will
meet at the Methodist Episcopal Church, as usual,
on Saturday evening next.
A discodrso will be delivered by the Rev. DAVID
Subject :-7'he duty andresponaibility nf man.
here of the Church in relation to the traffic in
G. ARMITAGE MILLER, See.
Huntingdon, April 10, 1944.
The Volunteers and Militia composing the
149th Regiment, 2d Brigade, 10th Division,
P. M., are hereby required to form by com
panies on the first Monday, 6th day of May
next, and by battalion for parade and review
Ist Battalion will meet at Orbisonia, Crom
well township, on Monday the 13th day of
May next. 2nd Battalion, at Cassvillc.
Cass township, on Tuesday, the 14th day
JOHN STEVER. Col.
149te Regiment, P. M.
Cass township, April 10, 1844.
LAN K BONDS to Constables for Stay
of Execution, under the new law, just
printed, and for sale, at this office.