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WZ-ZZO 13011313.
Clay and Trelinghuysen,
TUNE—. Old Dan Tucker."
The skies are bright, our hearts are bright
Throughout our land the Whigs unite,
We'll - set our songs to good old tunes,
For there is music in these " Coons !"
lurralt ! hurrah ! the Nation's risin
For Markle, Clay, and Frelinghuysen,
The Locos' hearts are v ery sore,
Tho' very scarce in forty-four;
For they begin to see with reason,
That this will be a great coon season.
Hurrah ! hurrah ! &c.
0! Frelinglmysen's a Jersey Blue,
A noble Whig and honest too,
And he will make Now Jersey feel,
Whigs pay respect to her "Broad Seal."
Hurrah! hurrah! &c.
Now let the Locos speak in candor,
His fame e'en Kendall dare not slander,
And when we all get in the fight,
Lord how the Jersey Coons will bite.
Hurrah! hurrah! &c.
Oh! Polk and Dallas are men of doubt,
They can't poke in and must stay out,
And in November they will find,
'1 heir party poking far behind.
Hurrah! hurrah! &c.
The coon now looks around with pride,
For who is hero dare touch his hide,
And tho' the Locos think to cross him,
They'll find he's only playing possum.
Hurrah! hurrah! &c.
United heart and hand are we,
From Northern Lake to Southern sea,
From East to West the country's slain'
For Markle, Clay and Frelingbuysen.
Hurrah! hurrah! &c.
Clay and Prelinghuyson.
TUNE—. Lucy Neal."
What has caused this great commotion!
At Baltimore, they say,
The Whigs took up a Jersey Blue,
To run with Henry Clay.
Gallant Henry Clay !
Gallant Henry Clay !
Frelinghuysen too, we sing,
With gallant Henry Clay !
From North and South and East and West,
'rho Whigs met to repay,
Tho noble services performed
fly gallant Henry Clay.
Gallant Henry Clay, &c.
Then sixty thousand Whip replied,
With shouts at Baltimore,
The country now is satisfied
With Clay and Theodore.
Gallant Henry Clay, &c.
Ye friends of Harrison again,
Your colors now display,
The old tried " guard" of 0 forty" wheels
In lino for Henry Clay.
Gallant Henry Clay, &c.
And though our foes the music hate,
Yet still this tune we 11 play.
While all the ladies in the land,
The chorus join for Clay.
Gallant Henry Clay, &c.
With Frelinahuysen on our shield,
We see a brighter day,
With shouts of glorious victory,
We'll hail our Henry Clay.
Gallant Henry Clay, &c.
The - First Polk Song.
TTNE—" Old Dan Tacker."
Ah, Matty Van's a used up man,
And Lewis Cam he cannot pass,
And as far our old friend Tecumseh,
He's lost amidst the "Ramsey Dumsey."
Hurrah, hurrah, the Nation's risin'
For Markle, Clay and Frclinghuyscn.
There's Stewart he can't run at all,
And Buck' kept quiet in his stall,
The Loco's are uncertain folk,
The've knock'd all down, and act up Polk.
Hurrah, hurrah, &c.
You'd better keep your Polk away,
Or we will cover hint o'er with Clay, .
The coons will never stop or baulk,
But eat up berries, Polk ,tnd stalk.
Hurrah, hurrah, &c.
AnN 'Vriglit was right at any rate,
'ro sPurha hook with such a bait,
For Vice watt such a man as Polk,
E'en Silas thot q ht too great a joke.
Hurrah, hurrah, &c.
Tim deed is done—din vo u not hear,
The discord ringing in you. ear,
They could not give you mw more callous,
Then James K. Polk, and Deno M. Dallas.
Hurrah, `mural', &c.
n I PTION., not refl,r.l at fl u : ofLe,
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Important Correspondence.
The following correspondence between Judge
Reed, Chairman of the Whig State Central Com
mittee, and Gen. T. C. Miller, formerly a locofoco
member of the State Senate from the Cumberland
district, and long an influential lender of the party,
deserves and will command attention. Gen. Miller
was first elected to the Senate at a special Election
held in the Spring of 1839, and so great was the
excitement at the time, that he was escorted to
liarrisburgh by a large number of his political
friends. He has, however, repudiated the princi
ples of the locofoco party, and expresses his de
termination to go for Clay, Frelinghuysen and
CARLISLE, Juno 28,1844.
Hon. T. C. MILLER,
Dear Sir ;—There are certain great leading prin
ciples involved in the approaching elections in
which the vital interests of Pennsylvania are invol.
ved. We refer to the Tariff of 1842,—t0 the Dis
tribution of the Proceeds of the Public Land among
the States—and the immediate annexation of Tex
to the Union, on the terms of the recently propo
sed treaty.
These questions heretofore were considered only
theoretically. They were presented for discussion
before the people. But they arc now made practi
cal questions to be decided by the votes of the peo
ple at the polls The one great political party has
taken up James K. Polk and H. A. Muldenberg
for the purpose of preventing a distribution among
the States of the proceeds of the soles of the Pub_
lie Lands, for the purpose of effecting the imme
diate annexation of Texas on the terms proposed
by the recent treaty.
Henry Clay and Joseph Markle have been nomi
nated for the purpose of continuing in force the
Tariff of 1842, of securing a distribution among
the States of the proceeds of the sales of the public
lands, and for preventing the immediate annexation
of Texas on the toms of the recently proposed
Your general political views have been formed
upon the broad principles of Democratic equality.
You have had ample opportunities fer observing
the calamities originating in the want of a protec
tive Tariff before 1842, and the beneficial effects
produced, and now bei, produced, by the act of
1842. You have also deeply investigated the prin
ciples of the law of 1842, and its connection with
:he qua• :on. The tinximy of the
Whig Central Committee of the State to obtain
all the light upon the subjects referred to in their
power, has induced them to take the liberty through
their Chairman, of soliciting an expression of your
opinion upon these three several propositions ; and
if you are opposed to the doctrines as contended
for by the friends of James K. Polk and H. A.
Muhlenberg--whether you would apprehend very
great danger to these vital interests in the event of
the success of Messrs. Polk and Muldenberg at the
coming election
With much respect,
Your obedient servant,
JOHN HEED, Chairman, &c.
Dear Sir :—Yours of the 28th inst, as Chairman
of the Whig Central Committee of the State, was
duly received. I concur in the remark, that the
topics referred to are of " vital interest" to the peo
ple of Pennsylvania, and that it is exceedingly im
portant they be rightly decided. I ant a democrat,
and have formed my political views in accordance
with the standard principles of that party, and I am
in no way inclined unnecessarily to depart from
lat. In regard to the Tariff, I am a decided and
warm adherent of the act of 1842, and would ex
ceedingly regret to see the law repealed. I tun
distinctly in favor of a Protective Torii; in con
tradistinction to a Tariff merely for revenue--and
this us I understand it, has always been a principle
maintained by the true Democracy of the country,
through the administrations of Washington, Jef
ferson, Madison, Monroe, and which I hope the
party is not about to desert. The Democratic mein
bora of the Senate and House of Representatives
of the United States at the last session of Congress,
voted against the repeal act of 1842, and the Le
gislature of Pennsylvania at their last session, pas
sed a resolution unanimously instructing their rep
resentatives in Congress to go for protection "with
out regard to revenue." I never can agree to aban
don these principles. I fondly hoped that the can
didates of the Democratic party could be sustained
in accordance with these v iews. I would then be
the last to desert them. I regret the course recent
ly taken by prominent men of the Democratic par
ty. Mr. Van Buren in his Indiana letter, de
clares that the period had passed away when a Pro
tective Tariff can be kept up in this Country."
I James K. Polk, the Democratic candidate for Presi
dent has also very explicitly declared against it.
Referring to the doctrines of a Protective tariff, he
describes them as " measures which he considers
ruinous to the interests of the country ;" and Ito
further declares, that he has " steadidly and at all
times opposed them." He again says, "I am in
favor of reducing the duties to the rates of the
Comspomise act, where the Whig Congress found
them on the 30th of Juno, 1842." The Nashville
Union, the organ of Mr. Polk in the present can
vass, holds the following language—" we wish it to
be borne in mind, that the oppressive Tariff of 1842 ,
has bees condemned by every true Democrat, and
by npne more decidedly then Mr. l'ait Duran.
That its provisions are viewed with abhorrence by
Gov. Polk and all his friends, we need not repeat;"
and the Baltimore Convention which nominated
Mr Polk, sent forth the declaration on this subject,
"that justice and policy forbids the Federal Gov
ernment to foster one branch of industry to the de
triment of another, &c." apparently having a view
to the doctrine of a horizontal Tariff, and having a
regard only to revenue and not for protection. But
yet by destroying our 'fern this would foster the
South, by the ruin of the North.
It seems to me thnt it would be an act of mad
ness for Pennsylvania to lend her aid to repeal the
Tariff of 1942. We all know the calamities brought
upon us by the operation of the 20 per cent. duty.
They did not fall upon the manufacturers, but upon
the farmer, the mechanic and on cv ry sort of in
dustry. The professed object of reducing the dit
ties on imposts by its advocates, was to increase the
revenue by increasing the amount of importations.
It was calculated they would be increased from 100
to 150 millions of dollars. No one is so blind as
not to Bee that the addition of 50 millions of im
ports would take the place of our own domestic fa
brics, and deprive us of the consumption of the
products of the soil, and our own labor which
would be required in their construction. I think it
can be clearly demonstrated that the interests of the
manufacturers and agriculturalists are so nearly re
lated that nn injury to one affects all tho others. If
the manufacturer or mechanic is net protected, for
eign iraportations disable him to proceed—the labo
rer dependant on him is thrown idle and deprived of
his means of living--the farmer stopped from sup.
plying the manufactures, loses his best market, and
the blacksmith, the machinist and others their for
mer support, because their neighbors cease to have
the same means of patronizing them. South
may have particular local interest. which would be
favoured by a repeal of the Turilf, but Pennsylva
nia clearly has none ; to her it would be followed
by unmitigated injury.
Your second proposition refers to the distribution
of the proceeds of the public lands among ill°
States. This is a kindred subject to the Tariff,
and a measure that lam distinctly in favor of. In
deed, so long as the proceeds of the public lands are
looked to by the National Treasury, as a source of
revenue, I fear the Tariff will constantly fluctnate,
according as are the expenses of the Government.--
Then the manufacturer would have no certain pro
te,tien. 13,t: ill, yr ~,,,, gcn,,! gay.
ernment be derived from the Tariff without the
public lands, and the Tariff will be certain and
This, too, originated as n ihnocratic measure.—
Tuns. JCFFF.TISON first sugzested the idea, that after
the payment of the debts of the revolutionary war,
for which these lands were transferred by the States
to the General Government, the surplus should be
held as a fund belonging to the States, and he re- I
commended the application of it to the purposes of
general education. Distribution was a favorite doc
trine of General Jackson. He more than once ur
ged it upon Congress with the force of argument
for which he is so remarkable, It is now supposed
tope resisted, chiefly because the receipt of this fund
may afford an apology for repealing the present Tar-
The fund undoubtedly belongs to the State—
one tenth of it to Pennsylvania—she needs it and
should have it. It cannot be obtained without an ,
act of Congress upon the subject, and I am sorry
to hear it said, that i f James K. Polk was President,
he would veto any such bill. We have a deep in
terest in the measure, with a debt of 40 millions of .
dollars staring us in the face, for which our property
is pledged, and must remain pledged for its pay
ment, until some relief it obtained. This enormous
debt is fearfully increasing by the accumulation of
an interest of more than two millions of &Altman
nuallv. The proceeds of the public lands would lie
, her best fund for the payment of this debt. Are
we then so well oft' that we can throw this fund
aside? Can we so easily pay the amount of into
est annually, or had we better take this fund, to
which we are justly entitled, and rid ourselves of
this enormous burden ; or shall we rather draw by
direct taxation from the sweat and labour of our
citizens this two millions of dollars annually, and
that forever. Pennsylvania would be unjust to
herself if she would relinquish n dollar of this fund.
Your next topic is the anexation of Texas.
This subject has beets hastily sprung upon us.
It has not been submitted to the people, nor under
gone the investigation demanded by so graven prop- ,
tuition. Whatever may be the determination of
the people upon full discussion, such determination
should be carried into effect—not by treaty, but by
Congress, not in violation of National faith, but in
accordance with those just principles, by which the
American Government professes always to act.—
It strikes my mind as being an improper topic to be
mixed up suddenly with the excitement of a gener
al election. There ore great principles involved,
which should have a distinct and full consideration.
I am not prepared to pass upon the subject at
present, but will await further developments and
discussion, and act as the occasion shall require,
But I must confess, that so far as I have considered
the subject, my mind is unfavourably inclined to the
measure, as giving an undue preponderance to
Southern interests over the Northern, and increa
sing our territory without strengthening our Gov
Now with regard to your last inquiry. It is of but
little consequence, as it is not for the personal aggran
dizement of hint who is elected, what paticulur indi
viduals we support or who we oppose, for the Mikes
before the people, compared with the principles and
measures. which we hope to be secured. I had al- mushroom politician--no mere creature of eircum
most retired from public life and have of late given stances. He had been a public man and before the
but little attention to passing events. I desire no i country for 30 years or more; was an old, long tried
office, but I feel a common interest with my fellow and faithful servant of the people. Strong in the
citizens, in the success of our Republican form of spirit of the generous principles which glowed in
Government and the well being of the people. I his heart, we saw in him talents equal to any emer
havebee, taught a code of polities in the democratic gency; we saw in his speeches colonies that spoke
school, would fain see that school flourish and to his honor; and he never saw the man who could
be perpetuated sa long as in its measures it is con- I put his finger on the spot where he had done any
sistent v h itself. But I have passed that period i thing to forfeit the confidence of his country. He
in life, when I could be led by party bias, when it had ever sought the greatest blessings for the great
comes in—onflict with principles and measures. I est number; his voice has always, and every where,
am determined, according to a maxim early adopted been raised in favor of equal rights. He is the
that I will support measures at all times in prefer- father of all these systems which the Whigs now
ence to men. On this, .on all other occasions, I t propose and under which the land prospers. Al
feel n strong desire to support the men nomin a t e d most every page of our country'shistory for the last
by the party to which I belong, and a mere differ- quarter of a century contains some record of the
ence of opinion on minor mutters shell never divide patriotism, the services, and the never faltering de
me from it; and if I can support the nominees pla- votion of Henry Clay.
ced before the public by the Domocratic Convert- While the rich tones of the speaker thrilled
lion of Iraltimorc without opposing or Milling the through the hearts of the admiring multitude, as
principles and measures, so indispensible to the he vindicated the fame of this calumniated old pa
well being of the people of Pennsylvania, I will do triot, I could not but regret that they might not be
so. But I cannot, and will not by any act of mine echoed and re-echoed through the whole length and
put to hazard o r d anger , th e great leading p rinci- bredth of the land. Most effectually would they
pies and measure 6 to which I have referred, for the put to shame the reckless libellers who have filled
sake of -ny men or any party. Neither the desire it with their viperous abuse.
of favor nor the fear or denunciation, from party or The only allusion Mr. P. meant to make to the
individuals, shall tempt me to do it. But I will in candidates on the other side was to say, that their
the end, after suitable inquiry, and after obtaining party had become so convinced of the power of our
the most accurate information in my power, vote principles, and that the people were determined to
with the party and for the men who will sustain and sustain them, that they were now striving to make
promot e the measure ' , o f poli c y whi c h I ha v e out Mr. Polk to be the friend of a Protective Tariff
slightly noticed, and which I firmly believe are in- —which lie its truth never was. But though they
dispensible to the prosperity (Amy native State. I had borrowed our principles, we must cling the
Very sincerely yours, &c.
The lEon. Theodore Prelinghusroen.
The Whigs of Somerville, N. J., had a glorious
meeting on Tucday evening, the 30th ult. Several
excellent speeches were delivered, and finally a mo
was made and carried by acclamation, that the
meeting should proceed in a body to the lodgings of
Mr. Fielinghuysen, who was spending a portion of
the Steamer at the residcuct of his sister Mrs.
Prederkk Frelinghuysen, in the vicinity. All pre
sent immediately formed into a procession, and ar
riving at the dwelling, a cotmnittee was sent in to
announce the desire of the assembled people to see
The k Daily ALl:ertiser tells the teat in the
fo!lowing language: •
In obedience to the call, Mr. FRELIMMUTSEN
came to the door amidst tttc heartiest applause, and
expressed his deep sense of this mark of regard
from such a body of the people of his native coun
ty. He thanked them most heartily—be felt hon
ored Ll:at his humble name should be associated with
the great interest of the Whig party, and this tes
timony that it was approved and sanctioned in a
spot where his forefathers and kindred had dwelt
for an hundred and twenty years, was mast grateful
to his feelings. It would he his ambition to justify
this expression of confidence, by the most devoted
efforts to sustain and prostate the great living doc
trines of the party. He seed not say that we had
such principles: you have heard them ably discus
sed this evening, and to recapitulate and argue them
at this late hour would be a needless waste of time.
They are doctrines well founded : arc the fruits
of the glorious American Revolution, and under
their influence our beloved country must continue
to grow and prosper. Among them are, briefly, a
sound currency, protection to domestic industry,
which every freeman of the country has a right to
enjoy, a limitation of the Executive prerogative,
and an equal participation in the proceeds of the
public domain—the great patrimonial inheritance
of the sons of patriot sires.
A sound national cuirenc:, ! Can any man dis
pute the importance of this What avails protec
tection of the fruits of our own industry, if we are
to be put oft with such miserable representatives of
value as we have hoes accustomed to use as a cur-
We have all seen and felt the evils of an
unsound currency, and sad experience of theshame-
ful abuses on this subject have taught us some
wholesome lessons—lessons by which the country
must profit.
On the subject of a PROTECTITE TAMMY Mr. F.
came out nobly, and at length. It was based, he
said, on the principle that charity begins at home.
The Scriptures denounce the man who does not
look to his own household. He drew a striking ,
contrast between the labor of this country and of
the rest of the world: and skewed that it was the
duty of our Government to protect our free and in
telligent workingmen against a ruinous competition
with the half-starved laborers of Europe. Every
country on the face of the earth had its tariff. Eng
land, France, and Russia had imposed heavy duties
to protect themselves against the influx of foreign
produce, well knowing that to admit it free would
ruin their own industry. England hae carried her
rate of duties to such an extent, and enforces the
principle of protection so rigidly, that our produce,
except during a few days in the year, can scarcely
get admission there. Here was a tariff that utterly
excludes all foreign competition; and her prime
Minister has recently announced to the world that
the protective principle is an essential part, an irre
vocable provision of her whole commercial policy.
Having showed that a Tariff for Protection was
and had ever been the true policy of the country,
he naturally recurred to the unrivalled efforts of Mr.
Clay, upon whose services and character he pro
nounced a noble eulogy. hie was, he said, no
closer to them, and establish them at the polls, the
place of final arbitration. No poles, Ash or Hicko
ry, were comparable to those of election day—ono
vote there was worth all the poles we could erect,
though the streets should he lined with them.
The great questions in issue were fairly before
the people. and he firmly trusted that their verdict
would prove the establishment of the principles for
which we contend, and that the rich blessings of
that Providence which had smiled upon our country
from the beginning, would continue to smile upon
our efforts to sustain and perpetuate her interests to
the end.
It was about 11 o'clock as he concluded, having
spoken some 20 minutes with characteristic energy
and eloquence. Cheer followed cheer as he retired,
sirri lei:g r the !ne..ting di.ipci.scil we could hear
shouts echoing among the hills in every direction,
and the melodious notes of the homeward bound
yeomanry as they chanted the praise of the men
and principles whirls lay nearest their hearts, gave
evidence that the patriotic old county of Somerset
will stand by her favorite son in a manner alike hon.
orable to hint, to herself and the State.
It is proper to say that as Mr. Frelingliuysen
spoke in the open air and in the dark, I cannot at
tempt to give any thing like a report of his im
promptu remarks, and havesketehed the above hasty
outline chiefly from memory.
TM. Poik's Charity,
On the 17th January, 1531, Mr. Davis, of S.
Carolina, introduced a resolution into the House of
Representatives, the object of which was to give
out of the surplus wood rolt;ng in Washington,
a certain number of cords for the immediate relief
of the suffering Foor of the city." Soon after the
reading of the resolution, a letter received by the
r , peaker was read by the Clerk, which stated sever
al cases of suffering, and the necessity of Congress
taking into consideration the expediency of appro
priating some of the surplus (rotting) wood for the
relief of the suffering poor.
After the preliminary questions had been dispo
sed of. the main qiiestiob was pot sod decided in
the affirmative, yeas inr, nays 81.
Mr. Polk opposed the adoption of this resolution
in every stage, and was one of the fifty one nays
who voted against it on its final passage.
We care not about commenting upon the consti
tutional objections which the opponents of such a
resolution might have had ;we leave that to the
judgement of Our readers. We will say, however,
that if we hail any doubt about the constitutional
correctness of such a measure, it would 'oe entirely
removed by the vote which we have given above,
135 men deemed it right, charitable and constitu
tional to give the wood, 51 deemed the reverse.
Another remark: the winter was intensely cold,
the poor people "might hare been seen from the
windows of the Capitol, burning their garden fences
to sustain them against an unparalelled snow storm;"
there was a tenpins amount of wood belonging to
the Government, it was rolling, and would soon
have become entirely worthless,—in this situation
of !titbit's a resolution was offered to give forty cords
of the wood to the poor, who, without it would
have frozen to death, it was given by a vote of
over two-thirds of the peoples' representatives, and
amongthe small minority of those who opposed the
giving, was James K. Polk, the Democratic candi
date for the presidency.—Verily, Mr. Polk's vote
in this instance accords with his votes against giv
ing pensions to 'he old soldiers of the Revolution.
Those who wish to examine the correctness of
the above statement may consult the proceedings of
Congress as reported in the Natioal Intelligeneer of
the 17th January, 1831.
the grand whig barbacuc near Spring Bill, Tennes
see, on the 10th ultimo, front sin to ten thousand
glorious whip, were upon the ground, including
vponnls of two thousand ladies.
v\- , › 1 - .7 , 21). 41404 V.
Mooting of the Foot and shoe Ma
kers of Hollidaysburg.
At a meeting of the Boot and Shoe Makers of
Hollidaysburg, held some weeks ago, a committee
was appointed to draft an address, setting forth
their grievances. The committee reported the fol•
lowing, which we are requested to publish and re.
commend to the citizens of our place as worthy a
The present situation of our town must cont•
mond the attention of all who feel an interest in its
prosperity—even in its existence. When we were
but participants in the depression of the times
which pervaded the whole country, we might Ito
contented to deplore the existence of a common ca
lamity, and hoping for relief, abide the passing away
of the cloud that obscured alike the prospects of all,
and hope for better times,
But this is not now the case; front every part
of the country we hear of better times dawning
upon the people; while in many portions of our
own State, in the east and the west, the tide of bu
siness cows on with a current, if not so rapid as in
former days, more safe, steady enduring.
That current has not yet reached us; the busi
ness prospects of Hollidaysburg have been cheered
by no ray of its brightness; the current still re
mains stagnant, and un air of desolation hovers
overs what was so late the scene of business and
'hat is the cause of this, and what the remedy?
is our object to inquire. We are all aware that the
division of the county is the panacea with many ;
but while we admit the beneficial results that
would flow from this measure, we are strongly in
duced to think that in looking for that, we have
overlooked the real cause of the ills we labor un
The true source of wealth is productive industry,
and that place will be most flourishing that con
tains within its limits the greatest amount of pro
ductive i n dustry.--To improve the condition of our
town, then, we want an accession—not of ex
changes of labor, not of professional men, but of
producers--of men who take the raw material and
give it by their labor enhanced value and real
How is this to be done? We answer by encou
raging their own manufacturers. We hear much
now-a-days about protection of American Industry
from competition of pauper labor of other counties,
and the necessity, the justice, the patriotism even
of taxing the people and submitting to taxation to
secure this end, while, strange to say, those who
are loudest in their professions on this sulject, intik°
a business of bringing the productions of other
States into direct competition with those of the
mechanics of our town, ruining their business, crip
pling their resources, driving their journeymen
away for want of employment, leaving empty !rous
es, deserted streets, and unpaid taxcs,as the evi
dence of their practice in protecting the American
We appeal to facts in our own business to prove
this. To manufacture the boots and shoes required
for the population of Hollidaysburg and vicinity
would require from 50 to 100 hands, and an expen
diture or 14 or $15,000 for labor alone, which
would in time be expended among our property
holders, merchants, mechanics, farmers, &c., for
rent and subsistence for these bands.
Instead of this, we have 26 shoemakers (all
told) employed; the work that should be done in
their shops, is done in Lynn, in the State of Mas
sachusetts; the businerai they should transact at
their shop hoard, is transferred to the counters of
merchants ;—tho money amounting to 20 or $30,-
000 per annum, instead of being expended at homo
is nest to the east, and the few shoemakers who re
main, are compelled to live on trade.
Wo appeal to all to nay if thin is right.—We ap
peal to the professed friends of American Industry
to say if it is consistent. The same remarks will
apply to other trades, and we call upon all who
wish to see our town flourish, an it must and will
flourish if we are true to ourselves and our inter
ests, to look at the matter coolly and calmly.
If it ho true, as none can deny, that there is no
other source of wealth but productive industry, we
ask how can that place flourish in which the pro
ductive industry of its inhabitants is not cncoura
If you desire to seo Hollidaysburg flourish, as
from its location and advantages it should flourish,
arc you not hound to encourage the location among
us of producers 7 and how can you do that if you
expend your money for articles manufactured
abroad which can bo as well manufactured at home,
and would be, as cheaply, if all would here pro
cure their supplies.
The New York Republic, an able daily
paper, heretofore devoted to free trade principles,
has changed editors, and hoisted the flag of" Clay
and the Tariff." Keep the banner waving.
The Whigs of Greene county in this State are
making ready for a grand rally at Waynesburg, on
the 25th of August. The frontiers aro on fire!
The Whigs of Warren county have nominated
the lion. C. M. Haan of Erie for re-election to
Mr. Benton, it is said, in his recent speech et
Boonville, caine out in favour of electing members
1 by the District System.