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THE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL.
"One country, one constitution, one destiny."
LEI WI Ina rsa. (ID 1:0.
Wednesday morning, Lug. 14, '44.
V. B. PALMER, Esq. (No. 59, Pine street
below Third, Philadelphia) is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, to procure subscriptions and
"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,
OF NEW JERSEY
CHESTER DUTLER,of Luzerne.
TOWNSEND HAINES, Chester.
lot District—Joseph C. Clarkson, of Philadelphia.
34 John P. Wetherill, do
3d John D. Ninesteel, do
4th John S. Littell, Germantown.
sth Elleacer M'Dowell, of Bucks co.
6th Benj. Frick, of Montgomery.
7th Isaac W. Vanleer, of Chester.
Bth William Hiester, of Lancaster.
9th John S. Hiester, of Berks.
10th JohnKillinger, of Lebanon.
11th Alex. E. Brown, of Northampton.
12th Jonathan J. Slocum, of Lucerne.
13111 Henry Drinker, of Susquehanna.
14th James Pollock, of Northumberland.
15th Frederick Watts, of Cumberland.
16th Daniel M. Smyser, of Adams.
I 7th James Mailers, of Juniata.
18th Andrew J. Ogle, of Somerset.
19th Daniel Washabaugh, of Bedford.
20th John L. Gow, of Washington.
Slot Andrew \V. Loomis, of Allegheny.
22d James M. Power, of Mercer.
234 William A. Irvin, of Warren.
24th Benjamin Hartshorn, of Clearfield.
OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
OF LEBANON COUNTY.
The Democratic Whig citizens of Huntingdon
county aro requested to meet at the Old Court
House, in the borough of Huntingdon, on
Wednesday evening, 14th August next,
at the ringing of the bell, for the purpose of res
ponding to the nominations of the Delegate Con
vention which will assemble in the afternoon of the
same day, and to adopt such measures as may be
deemed expedient for the promotion of Whig men
and measures at the ensuing General and Presiden
tial elections. By order of the County Committee,
THEO. H. CREMER, Cluarman.
July 31, 1944.
A Now SCSPEN9TO3 As.rnsurr is to be built
over the Susquehanna River, at Pittsburg, and the
work has been awarded to a Mr. Roebling, who un
dertakes it for the sum of $56,000.
So aaysthe Philadelphia "Daily Sun," Mr. Le
vin's paper of the 6th inst.; but we don't believe
the Native Americans havo run the .‘ Susquehan
na" to Pittsburg quite.
STATE ELECTIONS took place in Tennessee, and
North Carolina, on theist inst. In Alabama, Ken
tucky, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, they occur
red on Monday the sth inst. In the remaining
States they take place as follows, viz: Vermont
Sept. 3—Maine Sept. 9—Maryland Oct. 2—Geor
gia and Arkansas, Oct. 7—New Jersey, Pennsyl
vania and Ohio, Oct. B—South Carolina, Oct. 14
—Michigan and Mississippi, Nov. 4—Massachu
setts, Nov. 11—Delaware, Nov. 12.
Tire PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION takes place in
the different States as follows, viz:—Pennsylvania
and Ohio. Nov. I—Maine, New Hampshire, Con
necticut, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Ind ono,
linois, Michigan, Missouri and Arkansas, Nov. 4--
New York, Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky,
Nov. s—New Jersey, Nov. 5 and 6—Rhode Island,
Nov. 6—Alabama, Maryland and Massachusetts,
Nov. 11—Delaware and Vermont, Nov. 12—N.
Carolina, Nov. 14.—South Carolina, Dec. 1.
CAMP MEETINfi.-A Camp Meeting in connec
tion with the Methodist Episcopal Church, will
commence on the 16th of August, about midway
between Williamsburg and Martinsburg, and about
ono fourth of a mile from the main road. It is a
beautiful grove, and has three good limestone springs
in the immediate neighborhood ; a number of farm
houses—say five—from a quarter to half a mile dis
tant, four of theta at least, willing to take boarders
and furnish horse feed, so that the accommodations
will be ample for all who may choose to go.
(0" The Whigs of the 17th Congressional Di.
trict, composed of Westmoreland, Cumbria and
Bedford counties, have nominated Col. J. D. Ma-
TIIIOTT, of Westmoreland as a candidato for the
Docetux Comurr NomimaTioxs.—The Whigs
of Douphin county nominated the Hon. A moc.
Huititer for Congresa, and John C. Kunklo and
John C. Harper for the Asbembly.
MICIIACL DAN MAGE,IAN", Lxy., haft been
nominated by the Whig.; of Cambria county, an
their next candidate for Aikiembly.
The Alexandria Meeting of Loco
feces—The Proceedings Reviewed
7-A Party without Principles.
The Locofocos of the borough of Alexandria
and Porter township held a meeting in tho said bo
rough, on Saturday evening, the 3rd of August.
The proceedings of this meeting are published in
the last "Huntingdon Globe," and we call atten
tion to thorn, not as an anomaly, but because they ,
are a fair specimen of the proceedings of all Loco.
foco meetings that we have seen (luring the present
'campaign. We refer to the proceedings of the
alerting for the purpose of showing the unfairness
which characterises the Locofoco party at the pre
sent day; and to show that if they do in
some places proclaim a set of principles, their
brethren in other places will not adopt them. It
would seem that the Locofocos of Alexandria and
the township of Porter have no principles at all ; or
if they have any, that they are afraid to avow them
in public meetings. Let it be recollected that JOHN'
PORTER, Esq., an intelligent and highly respecta
ble citizen, and one of the most prominent mem
bers of the Locofoco party, was chairman of the
committee that submitted the resolutions to the
The ilnit resolution. is in these words:
Rom!red, That in order to carry out the PRIN
CIPLES of the Democratic party, wo will use nll
honorable means to secure the election of James
K. Polk, George M. Dallas and Henry A. Muhlen
In this resolution they indeed talk shout " prin
ciples," yet it sets forth none, unless Polk, Dallas
and Muhlenberg aro considered " principles" ! !!
And the reader mny look in vain through the re.
remaining resolutions for PRINCIPLES.
The second is, "Resolved, That in James K.
Polk we have a man fresh from the ranks of tire
people," &c. James K. Polk a man fresh from
the ranks of the people ! Tins they no doubt con
sider a great recommendation. It is true the peo
ple never called for Mr. Polk as a candidate—they
never heard of him as a suitable person for the
high office of President of the United States—
they never thought of him in that connection. So
far he is Canon. But is it a recommendation? If
it is, then George Wilson, the worthy president of
the Alexandria meeting, -would have been a com
mendable candidate as well as Mr. Polk, so would
Mr. Porter, the chairman of the committee on reso
lutions, for they aro both men fresh from the ranks
cf the people!;' And the same might be said and
rerolved of any other man at the meeting, or of any
one of the thousands of Locofocos in the United ,
States. But, to take another view of the case: ie it
To Ce that Mr. Polk is a man fresh from the ranks
of the people? If a man who has been in office '
for several years—speaker of the House of Repre
sentatives—Goventor of a State--a defeated candi
date for that office in 1841—and overwhelmed
with defeat while a candidate for the same office
again in 1843—if such a man is fresh from the
ranks of the people, then terms have been greatly
perverted in the year 1844. Had the meeting re
solved that in Mr. Polk they have a a nooks:, nowx
POLITTCIAN," we could say their resolution was at '
least marked with truth. A man who had been
tried, and afterwards twice repudiated by his own
state reminds us forcibly of the old adage that 'every
dog has his day." Had Mr. Polk never been Gov
ernor of Tennessee—or had he continued success
ful—then it would not be so perfectly manifest that
bis popularity has for years past been on the wane ;
and a man's popularity, unlike the moon, does not
wane and then wax again. In all honesty and sober
truth, James K. Polk is a brokers down politician,
and not a man fresh from the ranks of the pea.
The third resolution goCs for George M. Dallas
—declares he will stand firm in the support of his
party, and would never Tyler ate his friends. This
resolution may be "0. K.," but there is no "princi
ple" in it either.
The fourth is in praise of Muhlenberg, whose
election, the meeting thought, would regain this
Commonwealth <, her standing for honesty and in.
tegrity at home and abroad."
We give the next resolution entire:
" Resolved, That we believe many of the princi
ples of tne Whig and Antimasonic party to be
highly detrimental to the best interests of our coun
try, aral subversive of our free institutions. Among
these we enumerate a National Bank, a Bankrupt
Law, Distribution of proceeds of Public Lands,
Assumption of State Debts, and a high Tariff
amounting to prohibition."
The "democracy" of the borough of Alexandria
and Porter township " believe" a National Bank
'to be highly detrimental to the best interests of
our country, and subversive of our free institutions."
It is highly probable that these Locofocos have never
"reasoned together" on this subject, and it is not
likely that they ever will; but if any feel disposed
to do so, we respectfully refer them to the opinions
and reasonings of Washington, Jefferson and Mad
ison, the fathers and founders of our " free institu
flow," and the guardians of the best interests of
our couDtry" in the days of Republican simplicity
and purity. The meeting assumed that these sages
of the Revolution wcrs blockheads and possessed
A Bankrupt Lou too, gay the meeting, is .high
ly detrimental to the best intetrsts of the country,
and subversive of our free institutions•." And what
has a Bankrupt Law to do with tho questions in
issue in the ensuing elections I It is not a measure
that is inscribed upon the Clay Flag, nor is it advo
cated by the Whig party. It is true a Whig Con
gress passed such a Law, but it was voted for by
Locofocoa as well as Whigs, and was not treated
as a party measure. But the same Congress re
pealed the Law, and if they are to be censured fur
the ono nct they are entitled to the credit of the
other. This dragging into the contest the Bank
rupt Law, shows how hard the poor Locos aro run
for something to bring up against our cause. They
raise up a man of straw, and he won't stand long
enough for them to strike a blow to knock 111113
Distribution is also condemned as highly de
trimental of the best interests of our country, and
subversive of our tree institutions." We would
like to see their reasoning on this subject. Let it
be remembered that the locofocos are opposed to
the Distribution of the proceeds of the sake of the
Public Lands, and perhaps they consider this oppo
sition n PRINCIPLE. Let it also be remembered
that the Whigs are in froor of Distribution.
Assumption of the State Debts is also dragged
into the contest; and this is even worse than the
OM of the Bankrupt Act. It is no part of Whig
principles—it never has been. The Loccf,o
meeting said nothing about the annexation of Tex
as—perhaps they never heard of such a " princi
ple;" but as they resolved that Polk and Dallas ore
the fellows "to carry out the principles of the De
! mocratio party," we will in sincere friendship in
form them that ono of the Democratic principles
of Mr. Polk, and the very one to which he owes
his nomination, is the immediate right or wrong
annexation of Texas to the Union, which would
be the virtual assumption by the United States of
the vast debts of Texas, a foreign government. Is
it possible that the authors of the above resolution
are opposed to the Assumption of State Debts and
yet support men for President and Vice President
who aro in favor of the assumption of the Debts
of Texas, in opposition to Clay and Frelinghuysen
who are averse to the Annexation of that Repub
lic and the Assumption of her Debt of - millions!
And last, in this resolution, the meeting are op
posed, for the same reasons, to a Tariff
amounting to prohibition." Remember this. Wo
will say more about it hereafter.
Tho next in order is a long resolution against
Henry Clay, denouncing him as an immoral man,
a duellist, a traitor, a tyrant, an inconsistent politi
cian, a bribed advocate of a National Bank, and so
on to the end of the long chapter of blackard slan
ders. Perhaps these are the cherished ".principles"
of the Locofoco party, that are to be carried out by
Polk, Dallas and Muldenberg! The supporters of
George M. Dallas, who in the United States Senate,
advocated the re-charter of the late National Bank,
both before and after the veto of Gen. Jackson, and
now denounces it, charge Henry Cloy with incon
sistency and bribery !! ! What impudence !
The seventh resolution charges against the Whig
party an attempt at deception in nominating Mr.
Frelinghuysen—that " because he was eminent for
Ipiety" we expected to cover and sustain the moral
Icharacter of Clay.
The eighth resolution declares " that Gen. Jo
seph Markle, their candidate for Governor, is by no
means qualified for the discharge of the duties of
so high a trust," &c. Ah, indeed—not Qualified?
James K. Polk, we aro told, is "just the thing,"
because he is "a man fresh from the ranks of the
people, which we have shown is UNTRUE ; but be
cause Gen. Markle is yet on his farm—because he
is still in his buck-wheat fields—because he has ne
ver been in Congress--because he received no po
lish at a foreign Court, among the crowned heads
and aristocracy of Europe—because he is one of the
"toiling millions,"--for these reasons Gen. Joseph
Markle, who has nothing but common sense, strict
honesty and tried patriotism to recommend him,
"is by no means qualified" for the office of Gov
of Pennsylvania. Mark this, ye honest and indus
trious farmers and workingmen of Huntingdon
In the ninth resolution the Alexandria meeting
say " Antimasonry has proved itself to be one of
greatest political humbugs ever practised," and in
sinuate that Henry Clay is "the Grand Master of
the Grand Lodge of Kentucky." We must here
correct another Locofoco misrepresentation. Hen
ry Clay shall speak for himself. In reply to a let
ter from Emanuel C. Reigart, Esq., of Lancaster
Pa., on the 25th of Nov. 1843, Mr. Clay says:
" I became a Mason in early life, from youthful
curiosity and a sociable disposition. But I never
hail any taste for, or was much skilled in the mys
teries of the Order. • • • • •
Official evidence of my retirement from the
Lodge upwards of nineteen years ago, has been
published ; and I have not since been a member of
any lodge, nor held any office, place or appointnent
of any kind in the Institution. Nor do I believe
that I could, upon my own knowledge or recollec.
lion of the rites and ceremonies, obtain admission,
at this time, in any Lodge of any degree whatever.
I never in my life voted for or supported any man,
for any civil or military or other appointment under
Government, because ho was a Mason.
to the sentiments of love of country, of obedi
ence to its laws, of acknowledgement of their par
amount obligation, and of devotion to our Free In
stitutions, by which all ought to be, and I under
stand Anti-Masons are animated, I most heartily
and cordially concur.
We give the tenth and eleventh resolutions en
"Resolved, That the whigs in arrogating to them
selves to be the exclusive friends of a Tariff, show
that they must still depend on the gullability of the
people for success. We know that all who can
and do read the acts of our public own do know
that the present Tariff is the work of Democrats.
—And that the time has passed when hard cider
songs, Coon-skins, log Cabins, or even an unre
deemed promise of "Boast Beef and two Dollars a
day" will be attic to secure the vote of an indepen
4 . Resolved, That we approve of a Taritr: recom
mended by Henry Clay in his speech at Raleigh,
N. C., and by James K. Polk, in his letter of June
1844, to James K. Kane of Philadelphia, who both
go for a Tariff of revenue, and which is w be dis
criminating for protection.'
Hero tho Locos talk about the "gal/ability of
the people," and immediately following comes a
rank dose for then—'THE PRESENT TA
RIFF IS THE WORK OP DENIOCRATS."
Reader, just look at Mat ; and then look at this,
which is corroborated by the Journal of both Hou
ses of Congress:
Every Locofoco from the States of
Maine, Virginia, Illinois,
N. Hampshire, Michigan, Georgia,
Vermont, Kentucky, Missouri,
Maryland, Indiana, Alabama,
Ohio, N. Carolina, Tennessee, and
voted against the Whig Tariff of ISl2—tho "pre
sent TorilT," which wo are gravely told "is the
work of Democrats," and mind, by " Democrats"
they mean Locnfocos Mr. Polk and his friends
have robbed John Tyler of his "Texas bubble,"
arid now the Imcofocos at Alexandria want to steal
the Tara from the Whigs. "Oh shame, where is
thy blush !
They approve of a Tariff' recommended by
Henry Clay in his P Feel' at Raleigh, N. C., and
by James K. Polk in his letter of June 1944, to
James K. Kane, of Philadelphia." Here is an evi
dent attempt to gull the people into the belief that
Clay and Polk are in favor of the same kind of a
Tariff. Now hear what the candidates themselves
principles of the Whig party, ns well as the oppo
sition mode to them by Mr. Polk and his friends;
say. , and in pursuance of our original design we should
now enter into an examination of the principles of
[n the speech referred to, Mr. Clay used the fol
lowing language :
the Locofoco patty. But here we meet with a °Vi
a Let the amount, which is requisite for nn ere- ;
etritt We have examined our files of the three
notnical administration of the government, when •P
Locofoco papers published in this county, and wo 1
and in adjusting a Tariff tbr cannot
s: n li iz e n i o g i n en i g a T o d ,lB h: war. be raised Exc.,' V ELT
learn that they have any creed;—they all
that purpose, let such discriminations be nride . i display a flag inscribed with the names of Polk, '
Dallas and Muldenberg, but they have no princi
will PosTnii and ENCOVILAGE our domestic indus- I
plea for the a public eye." We have had recourse
In the letter referred to Mr. Polk says:
to our exchangt list, which includes more than a
a I um in Aver of a Tariff for revenue, such a
n aswill dozen of
Locofoco papers, published in Pennsylva
ae yield a s
pei e ses t
o n ft o i t i i e nt to the Gov e rnment
ma,and among these there is only one
economically administered. In adjusting the de- a set of principles; but as that paper is sometimes
charged with opus/au, we will defer the publica
tails of a revenue /aril; I have heretofore sanc
tioned such moderate discriminating duties, as
lion of the Polk creed for the present, and respect
would produce the amount of revenue, and rit the
same time afford reasonable incidental protection to fully ask the Locofoco editors and orators of Hun
our home industry. lam opposed to a Tariff for ting county, and throughout the State, to furnish
protection merely and not for revenue." ! us with the true doctrines of their party at the pre-
Let it be remembered that Mr. Clay used the ; sent day. If we are told, by way of answer, that
above language in the " sunny south," where Free the principles of "Democracy" rever change—that
Trade notions are the hotest. He came out with Mi. Polk and his party advocate the principles of
Ins characteristic boldness, and declared that he is the Democratic party" &c., then we must look
' in favor of such discriminations as will rosTnit I back behind the present contest, when they had
and ENCOIIIIAGE our DOMESTIC INDUSTRY."I avowed principles—the principles they battled for
Take the whole speech together, and Mr. Clay says, in 1840. This will put us buck to the Sub/reasu
he would Distribute the Proceeds of the Sales oflry System, with all its host of Defaulters and Na_
the Public Lands, and raise 7TVentle exclusively tional Debt—Van Bonn's Standing Army Bill—
,on foreign imports. Mr. Polk's letter was written the Extravagance of an Expenditure of Party
specially for the north—he went just as for as he Nithons annually, all of which were condemned in
could safely venture; and what does he say? Why, 1840. If these aro advanced as the principles of
that he is in favor of a REVENUE TARIFF, the changeless "democracy," we cheerfully join is
and that he would sanction such MODERATE I sue with them, and agree to fight the battle of '4O
discriminating duties as would be incidental to a over again. We agree to leave it to the "sober se-
REVENUE TARIFF. This is all that can be cond thought of the people, which is never wrong
made of it. Mark the peculiar wording of the last and always efficient," to say whether that memora
sentence of the above extract from Mr. Polk's let- isle victory, achieved under the banner of a Tippe
ter. It is impossible to conceive of a Tariff that I canoe," was merely a triumph of "coon-skins" and
would afford protection and no revenue. The plain ,qtard.oidot..” Do you offer this issue, ye iminaccu-
English of it is, Mr. Polk is not in favor of a Tariff i late Locofocos? -
for protection. Mr. Clay is in favor abs Tariff for I For the present, then, we leave this subject, and
both REVENUE and PROTECTION. And turn our attention, in this article, to the mode of
Mr. Polk is opposed to raising revenue exclusively ' electioneering-A l e course of proceeding adopted
on foreign imports. He would keep the proceeds by the respective parties; for there is a very plain
of the Sales of the Public Lands as common reve- and striking difference bet Ween the Democratic
nue, and opposes Distribution, one of the a highly I Whig and the Patent Democratic Locofoco parties
detrimental" principles of the Whig party, as one I of the day, not only between their doctrines, but in
of the resolutions say. the manner in which they are severally commended
Nor is this all.—Mr. Polk in the same letter says : I to the people for support.
"My opinions on this subject [Tariff] have been I What is the course of proceeding? In the M
orten given to the public. They are to be found i gunge of our contemporary of the "Zanesville
in my public acts, and in the public discussions in (Ohio) Casette," " the Whigs have a set of prin.
which I have participated." This brings us nearer I elides, which have been often defined in the clearest
the true issue. How stand the candidates with I manner; which are easily understood, and which it
reference to the present Tariff! W. speak ash I has never been attempted to conceal from the clos
now of the tango° of Mr. Clay or of Mr. Polk 1 est investigation of public scrutiny. So fur are the
about Tariffs generally, either as to principle or de- , Whigs from attempting any concealment of their
tails; nor yet of the "high Tariff amounting to I principles, that they eagerly use every avenue by
prohibition," which we are told in the sth resolu- I w hi c h those principles may be conveyed to the no
tion, is another of the " highly detrimental" Find" (ice of the public, and desire nothing more than
pies of the Whig party; but we speak with refer- that they may be brought under the observation of
once to the Tariff of 1812, the present Whig Ta- all. For the support of their principles the Whigs
riff.—What say the candidates of that I appeal to the judgment of their fellow eitixens,they
In a letter to F. J. Cope, Esq., President of the bring up the experience of the past, the facts of the
Greensburg. Westmoreland, Clay Club, dated,Ash- present, and from them they argue for the future.—
land, June 20, 1844, Mr. Clay says:
All facts which tend to elucidate these principles
.for revenue, discriminations are made use of, but the Whigs do not deem their
"I have every where maintained, that in ad
justing a Tariff
ought to be made. jbr Protection ; ToAT ants TA _ 1 cause so desperate as to support it by slander and
It IF e OF 1842 ibis (wen AT. iiiiisT BENEFICIALLY, I abuse,and hence they do not descend to that course."
and chat lAM UTTERLY OPPOSED TO ITS In this manner proceed the Whigs. What is the
me at public meet ing. Thes s
a s were
Georgneed anno by course adopted by the Locolocos? The experience
in lbama, hr- „
lesson in S. Carolina, North Carolina and in Vir. of
a" answer • A ceaselessreiteration of slang,
ginia" slander and misrepresentations forms the great sta.
Mr. Polk tells us his opinions have been often I plo of locofoco orpiment. The ministering high
given to the public—that they are to be found in i priest in this school of abuse is Amos Kendall, and
his public acts, and in the public discussions in every thing which may come from that ungrateful
which he has participated. Now hear his proficient in the art of libelling, is eagerly adopted
npeech delivered at Jackson, Tenn., on the 3rd of by all the ' , democratic" papers through the coun
some of which have perhaps too Much decency
to originate a lie, though they will re-print that
which has been published, and others which have
just sense and decency enough to be pleased with a
lie in proportion to its vileness, and to eagerly use
the opportunity of transferring it to their own pol
Is this not so We ask every candid man in
the Locofoco party whether there can be found in
any of their papers a fair, honest, and decent dis
cussion of principles—a sound argument in favor
of any thing upon which they place their claims to
success. Do they not, instead of telling the coun
try what system of policy they want to carry into
practice—what they support, just proclaim uncom
promising hostility to Whig men and Whig mea
sures—opposition OPrOSITION 1 1 OPPOSI
TION ! ! ! as their creed ;—deception as their
shield: amuse as their sword;--and SLANDER
as their claim to victory !
If the Locofoco presses and orators could meta
morphose assertions into facts, then HENRY
CLAY would boa hideous monster, who, for wick
edness, has no parallel in the history of the world.
THEODORE FRELINGIIUYSEN would be a
hypocrite and a bigot—a "slaveholder"—un ab
olitionist," and every thing that is shocking. And
Gen. JOSEPH MARKLE they would have an
ignoramus, unable to write his name—a knave—
and a fool.
We believe that it is best for the Whigs to pay
but little attention to the abuse that has been lavish
ed upon the characters of our candidates. The
slanderers, in almost every instance, defeat them
selves. Take, for example, the case of Mr. Clay.
He is slandered even more if possible, than General
Harrison was in the ever memorable contest of
1840. The slanders defeat themselves by their
palpable absurdity. Were the foul charges true,
Mr. Clay would be excluded from the society of
gentlemen. Would such a man as his slanderers
represent him to be, have been elevated, time after
time,to exalted stations,by Isis countrymen? Would
lie have been elected to represent honest constitu
ents in their halls of legislation, where integrity and
virtue are essential to the prosperity and happiness
as well as to the glory and fame of the elate /
Would he have been entrusted with a scut in the
hall of Congress, and raised to the chair of Speak
er of the House, if the base assertions of Kendall
April 1843, ho said :
~ I am in favor of reducing the duties to the
rates of the compromise act, where the Whig Con
gress found them on the 30th of Juno 1842."
Thus you ace the protection which ho would
give, is a 20 per cent, horizontal Tariff. And in
the same speech he said :
The difference between the Whig party and
myself is, whist they are the advocates of Distri
bution and a PROTECTIVE TARIFF--mea
sures which I consider ruinous to the interests of
the country, and especially to the interests of the
planting States--I have steadily and at all times
Here you see one of Mr. Polk's "public nets,"
and a " public discussion in which he participated"
while a candidate for Governor of Tennessee; and
it is to these that he refers the community for his
opinions. Let us hear no more of the present Ta
riff being the work of the Locofocos.
Tho 12th resolution is one of sympathy for Go
vernor Thomas W. Door and his friends of Rhode
bland. The lath relates to the Locofoco County
Convention ; and the 14th and last, to the publish
ing of the proceedings.
Thus we have rev iewed all the resolutions of the
Alexandria meeting; and wo leave it to the reader
to judge whether the Locofocos in this county havo
any principles. True, they attempt to gull their
followers into the belief that they are the friends of
the Tariff; but this we have shown to be Grand
Larceny as daring as the stealing Tyler's Texas
thunder; and we could convict them of it in any
Court of Criminal Justice. 'They tell the world
they are opposed to a National Bank; a Bankrupt
Law, of which the Locofocos availed them
selves as eagerly as any body, to free themsel
ves from debt; they tell that they are opposed to
Distribution; Assumption of Slate Debts (and who
is not;) and they are opposed to a high Tariff,
announcing to prohibition; they are opposed to
Clay; Frelingbuysen and Markle; and go their
death for Polk, Dallas and Muhlenberg, but they
do not go with the Philadelphia Locofocos for the
Annexation of Texas and the Possession of Ore
gon--or if they do, they keep it to themselves. They
do not tell us what they aro in favor of ; but they
give us lots of opposition. In short they go dead
opposition to every thing except Polk, Dallas and
Muhlenberg. Oh, such a party!
f3ttvra not refused for debts dueat this office.
Absence of Locnfiam, Peinciples.—Tmo ways of con
ducting Flat Campaign.
o have already noticed the cardinal or leading
and his disciples were true? Would his own Slate
have chosen him as one of her representatives
the Senate of the United States for many years--
and would the Senate of the United States have
confirmed his nomination to the high and responsi
ble office of Secretary of State, if those vile asser
tions had been fonniled in truth? Or would he
have been the unanimous choice of a great party
for the highest office in the gift of freemen, if all
the slanders heaped upon him had not been known
to be false and grounded in malice and desperation?
It is unnecessary to multiply instances, or to advert
to the facts that "give the lie direct" to the slandets
bestowed upon Frelinghuysen and Markle. This
is sufficient to show the manner in which the
cofocos advocate their cause.
This then is the course adopted to carry on the
political warfare—this the difference between the
two parties. The Whigs openly and manfully ad
vocate a system of national policy, which is plain
and simple, and which they desire all the peophi
to understand ; and in favor of their doctrines they
offer nothing but logical arguments and the facts of
experience. On the other hand, the Locofocos re+
sort to subterfuge and concealment—to deception'
and slander, to promote their cause and to elect their
men. They have not yet agreed upon principles;
and, therefore, much discord prevlils in their opin. ,
inns and notions. But worst of all, their cause is
bad—bad without a single redeeming quality; and
they have a bad way to advocate and defend
Such a cause—thus advocated—must sink, never
to rise again.
Trading on Borrowed Capital.
The Murfreeaburg (Tenn.) Telegraph gives the
following as a specimen of the manner in which
the Locofoco nominations are presented by the par
ty in that neighborhood:
- Fon PILE4IDENT.
General ANDREW TACICSON'S
Friend, James K. Polk, of Tcnn.
Fon 'VICE PRESIDENT,
GEORGE M. DALLAS,
The Editor of the Cincinnati Chronicle says that
this reminds him of a sort of currency much in
vogue in that city some time ago, which read some
thing an follows:
On demand, the subscriber, whose office is at
THE CANAL BANK,
Promises to pay John Smith, One Dollar, &e.
The Game of Ern,
The Locofoco papers have again fairly commen
ced the game of brag. A contemporary says the
same game was played in 1840, when they claimed
22 of the 26 States, giving 261 electoral votes and
they got 7, which gave 60 votes. They are some
what less greedy at present, and claim only 15 of
the 26 States, and there is some possibility they may
succeed this fall in carrying about the same propor
tion of these 15 as they did of the 22 in 1840.
The Editor of the Philadelphia Forum thus con
trasts their boasting in 1840 with the actual result
in that year :
They claimed 22 States and they got 7.
They do 261 electoral notes and they got 60
They do Penne, and lost it by 359 maj..
They do Maine, and lost it by 411 "
They do Delaware, and lost it by 1,093
They do Michigan, and lost it by 1,802
They do New Jersey, and lost it by 2,317 "
They do Mississippi, and lost it by 2,543
They do Louisiana, and lost it by 3,680
They do Maryland, and lost it by 4,776 u
They do Georgia, and lost it by 8,321 " -
They do Tennessee, and lost it by 12,102 a
They do N. Carolina, and lost it by 11,594
They do New York, and lost it by 13,290 "
They do Indiana, and lost it by 13,698 u
They do Ohio, and lost it by 23,375 u
They do Kentucky, and lost it by 25,873 u
(0' The Whig conferees of the 20th Congres
sional District, composed of Washington and Bea
ver, have nominated Jour, If. EWING, of Wash
ton county, as their candidate for the next Con
gress. The present incumbent is John Dickey.
On Thursday, the Bth inst., by the Rev. H. G.
Dill, Mr. GEORGE KIMDERLAJN, to Miss
J. A. CI lANEY, both of Huntingdon County.
In Xenia, (Ohio) on the lath ult., SARAH
ELIZABETH' consort of the Rev. John Lehman,
and youngestdaughter of the late Samuel Hemphill
of this place, aged 21 years.
Tea Dollars Reward.
RAN away from the subscriber on the 25th
July, an indented apprentice to the Tailoi
ing business, named
JOHN H. ErISTON,
aged abcut 19 years. Hail on when he went
away a grey Kentucky coat, gray cassinett
pants, black fur hat and fine bouts. The
above reward will be paid to any person re
turning said apprentice to the subscriber,
with all reasonable charges--all perst ni are
cautioned against harboring said apprentice.
S. W. S lONEBRAKER.
Warriorsmark, August 14, 1844.
NOTICE is her, by given that the Pamphlet
Laws of the late Session of the Legislature
have coma• to hand and are ready for distri
bud on to and among those entitled to re
ceive them. JAMES STEEL, Proty.
August 14, 1844.—5 t.
(Estate of William Fahs, deed.)
NOTICE TO DEBTORS.
ALL persons indebted to the estate of
William Fails, dec'd., late of the borough
of Huntingdon, are hereby notified that pay
ment must be made, to the subscribe' before
the 15th day of September next. All claims
unsatisfiied at that time will be placed into
the hands of the proper officer, for collec
tion. THEO. H. CREMER.
August 14, 1844.—td. ddm'r.
Estate of Chas. /11 0 furtrie,
I,n that letters of ad
[LNa(tieticole is k h 'r e a re n
ministration upon th , said estate have been
b k y lit; towidhip, deceesed]
granted to t h e upiersigned. All persons
having claims tv deman4 against the same
are requested‘o make them known without
d e l a y, a w l persons indebted to make im
mediate f oment to
Aug. 11, 1844.-6 t, Petersburg Bon.