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THE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL,
"One country, one constitution, one destiny."
Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, '44.
r y V. 13. PALMER, Esq. (Ni. 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!"
HENRY CLAY ,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
TH EO. F R ELIA 6 HUYS EN,
[Of New Jersey.]
ELECTORAL TWEET :
1. Joseph G. Clarkson,.
2. John P. Wetherill,
3. John D. Ninesteel,
4. John S. Littell,
b. E. T. M'Dowell,
6. Benjamin Frick,
7. Samuel Shafer,
8. William Heister,
9. John S. Heider,
10. John Killinger,
11. Alex. E. Brown,
12. Joh'than J. Slocum,
13. Henry Drinker,
1 14. James Pollock,
15. Frederick Watts,
16. Daniel M. Smyser,
17. James Mathers,
18. Andrew .1. Ogle,
19. Dan'l Washabaugh,
120. John 1.. Gow,
21. And'w. W. Loomis,
22. James M. Power,
28. William A. Irvin,
24. Benj. Hartshorn,
General JOSEPH MARKLE,
[Of Westmoreland County.]
(Of Lebanon County.]
Henry Brewster, of Shirley,
R. A. wrimurtrie, of Hollidaysburg.
John Armitage, of Huntingdon,
Sohn P. Miller, of Huntingdon.
William Caldwell, of Tyrone.
John K. Neff, of Woodberry, Adam H. Hall,
of Henderson, Joseph Higgins, of Allegheny, and
Benjamin Less, of Shirley.
To meet the conferees for Centre, Mifflin and
Juniata counties, at Brown's Mills, on Tuesday,
the 9rd September next, at 3 o'clock, P. M. of
James A. af Cohan, of Blair, Samuel Royer, of
Woodberry, and Abraham Long, of Shirley.
To meet the Bedford county conferees at Freedom,
Bedford county, on the second Tuesday (and 10th
day) of September.
ERRATVM.-" James K. Polk is not in favor of
a Tariff for protection." In our article concerning
the Locofoco meeting at Alexandria, in our last,
the word not was erroneously omitted in part of the
Rev. Dr. Bascom's opinion of Mr.
Mr. Bascom, who is justly esteemed the star of
the Methodist Episcopal Church in the U. States,
speaks manfully in vindication of the character of
Henry Clay. It may be that some well-meaning I
men have been deceived into the belief that the
moral character of our candidate is such as to ren
der him unworthy of the support of a virtuous peo
ple. If any such there be, we invite their special
attention to the letter of the Rev. Dr. Bascom, Pre
sident of Transylvania University, which will be
found in another part of this paper. It speaks the
language of the neighbor and acquaintance of Mr.
Clay as well as of the Christian—the friend of
truth and justice ; and must for ever silence the
tongue of calumny. No one will have the hardi
hood to say that Dr. Bascom would assert what lie
did not know to be true; and he declares that Mr.
Clay is any thing but a Sabbath-breaker—gambler—
profane swearer, &c.; that lie has been in intimate
and confidential intercourse with the Hon. H. Clay,
both in public and private life, for more than twen
ty years," and knows these charges to be utterly
and basely false ! Who dare gainsay the word of
the Rev. Dr. Bascom 1
Locofoco County Convention.
This body convened in this borough on Thurs
day afternoon, and adjourned without forming a
a county ticket.
Henry L. Patterson, John R. Hunter, William
M'Nite sad George Grimly were appointed Con-
Dr. R. W. Christy, Col. Geo. Gwin and Maj.
John Burket were appointed Senatorial conferees.
For the Journal.
MR. EDITOR 1
True to the instinct of Locofo
coism, certain ill-disposed Locos from Hollidays
burg, endeavored to disturb the Whig meeting held
in the Old Court House on the night of the 14th
inst. They urged the boys end full-grosvn black
guards to go about the house and annoy the pea
ceable meeting of the Whigs by hooting andgroan
ing. This is our of the characteristics•—perhapsl
Opal Pay- , pritio'ple," of the Lorain.° party.
The County Ticket.
The ticket formed by the delegates convened on '
Wednesday last, in County Convention, is given,
to-day, under the appropriate head. The Conven
tion was full and complete, every township, borough, '
and district in the county being represented by del
egates theory by the people in their sovereign ca
pacity. The nominations, from first to last, are
well received by the friends of Clay, Frelingliuysen
and Markle; and all endeavors to distract the par
ty will make its lean friends but stick the closer,
and become more active in its support. The at
tempts of a disappointed and dissatisfied aspirant,
and the "unhooked" demagogue, who make it a
business to oppose all nominees for the office of
Sheriff, because sell is not gratified, prove abortive. '
The disorganizers are too well known as the leaders
in similar movements heretofore, to have any effect
at this day.
HENRY BREWSTER and
ROBERT A. M'MURTRIE, Esq.,
the nominees for Representatives in the General
Assembly, are gentlemen who ore well and favora
bly known to a great portion of their fellow citi
zens. Neither of them has ever sought or held an
otlice. They are fresh front the ranks of the pea
ple—" honest ant capable"—firm and unwavering
advocates, as they ever have been, of Democratic
Whig principles. The interests of their constitu
ents, and of the State, will not suffer when entrus
ted to their hands.
the nominee for Sheriff; is extensively known
throughout the county ; and were it not for the fact
that certain vain and. envious enemies have con
spired together, and are fabricating and giving wings
and " forked tongues" to stories in order to preju
dice the minds of voters against him, it would be
unnecessary to say a word in his behalf. Mr. A. is
about 26 years of age; and we aro well acquainted
with his history from his boy-hood down to this
time. ile was left a "fatherless boy," and thrown
entirely on the care and attention of a widowed
mother; and that mother and a sister are now to
some extent dependant on the dutiful son and bro
ther for support and protection. We knew him
nine years ago, when he was an apprentice in this
place, learning the printing business, which he pur
sLed here and at Hollidaysburg until the year 1836,
when he was employed as Clerk in the Prothonota
ry's office. In 1838 he was employed as Clerk to
the board of County Commissioners, and remained
in that employment until about February 1841,
when ill health compelled him to relinquish it.—
During the next spring and summer he travelled
through some of the southern and western states,
and returned home with his health but slightly im
proved. In the fall or winter of the same year, he
was employed by our present Sheriff to assist him
in the execution his office, at a small salary ; and
in the performance of the active duties of that sit
uation he has gradually recovered his health and
strength. He always had and maintained the con
fidence of his employers, both as to qualifications
and honesty. He never held an office—never, un
til new, asked for one. No one will question his
qualifications for the faithful discharge of the duties
of the office of High Sheriff of Huntingdon coun
ty. And no one will doubt or question his politi
cal principles. His first vote and his last, and all
intermediate ones, were cast for the regular nomi
nees of the Whig and Antimasonic party of this
county. lle has always supported the ticket—the
whole ticket and nothing but the ticket. All the
facts hero set forth are not only substantially, but
is presented to the people for re-election to the office
of County Commissioner. It will be recollected
that one year ago Mr. Miller was elected to fill the
vacancy occasioned in that office by the death of
Mr. Robert Moore. He has been tried and found a
good officer, and the people wish to retain his cer
the candidate for Auditor, is a gentleman in every
way qualified to discharge the important duty for
which he has been selected.
The above areall ogood men and true"—friends
and supporters of Clay and Frelingliuysen, Markle
and Guilford—and untiring and consistent advo
cates of Democratic Whig principles. We hope
that the whole party may be firmly united upon
them, anti ratify the nominations by a majority of
2,000 in October.
Is Pima BLACK LEG ?"---The Cincinnati
Gazette states that the Hon. Thomas L. Hamer,
formerly a member of Congress, and the most able
man of the Locofoco party in Ohio, gave evidence
of his knowledge of James K. Polk, at a meeting
at West Union, in the following language:
am acquainted with James K. Polk. I have
slept and PLAYED CARDS WITH HIM !"
What say the sanctimonious hypocrites who
falsely assail Mr. Clay as a gambler, to this ac
knowledgement of a leader of their own party I
Mr. CALhOUN and his friends, remarks the U. S.
Gazette, are among the most ardent supporters of
the "Pour, DALLAS, and Taxes" ticket. Mr.
Holmes of Charleston, says:
Ist. I am in favor of the election of Mr. Polk
and Mr. Dallas, and am decidedly of opinion that
South Carolina ought to vote fur him.
2d. I have no diaild of Mr. Polk's sincerity—
when he declared his opposition to the entire sys
tem of protection, and if elected, he will endeavor
to SUBVERT it."
What said Mr. Calhoun, in his address to his
political friends, withdrawing his name front the list
of candidates for the Presidency, dated 20th Janu
ary, 18441 We quote him—
"Under no circumstances shall I support any
candidate who is opposed to Free Trade and in
favor of Me Protective Policy, or whose prominent
and influential friends are."
Why does Mr. Calhoun and the Southern de
mocracy support Mr. Polk? Because he is in fa
vor of the Proteclive Policy? We pause for a reply.
CAMP MENTING.—A Crap Meeting of the
LTnited Brethren will be held on the farm of James
M. Kinkead, at the Yell,. Springs, commencing on
Friday the 30111 of August to 1.
The Locofoco Mass Mooting. County Democratic Whig Conven-
The mighty Mom Meeting of the Imcofocos on thin.
Tuesday of last week, requires some notice. By This body met in the Old Court House, on
dint of false placards, announcing that the Hon. Wednesday lost, and organized by calling David
James Buchanan, Col. James. Page, Gen. George Caldwell of Gapped to the Chair, and appointing
W. Bowman, a pardoned libeller, and others would James Saxton, jr., of Huntingdon, and James En
attend and address the meeting it was made totem- trikin, jr., of Hopewell township, Secretaries.
bly respectable in point of numbers; and the throng The following delegates appeared and produced
incident to the August Court, and the facilities for their credentials, to wit:
Locofocos to travel, swelled the snare to the num- Allegheny tp. Joseph Higgins, John H. Stuffier.
her of six or seven hundred. Antes 44 Wm. Wilson, Stephen Gorsuch.
Barree " David S . Bell, Samuel Barr.
The meeting formed in procession and marched w ok
44 Jame. A. McCall., Alex. Knox.
through our streets, displaying a variety of banners Cass 44 Joshua Greenland. John Long.
and devices, such as peke stalks, leaves, and berries, , Cromwell 44 David Entire, Aaron Stones.
Dublin . 44 W Cly mans, Matthew Taylor.
hickory saplings, &c. On one of the banners we
Franklin 44 Hays Hamilton John Marks
Frankstown 4 4 Geo. Elliott, Samuel Smith..
noticed, among other things, 44 the Tariff of 1842,"
very near the upper frame work, and nearly covered Henderson 44 H. Cornprobst, A. J. Campbell.
over with hickory leaves, as though they were a Hopewell 44 Wm. Dean, Jas. Entrikin, jr.
Huston 4 4 J. H. Clapper, M. White.
little ashamed of the theft they were committing.
Morns 44 Chas. E. Kinkead, M. Wallace.
On another banner we saw "A Judicious Tariff," porter 44 Thomas Hamer, Abner Lloyd.
which every one may shift according to his own !Shirley " Abraham Long, John Potts.
Judgment. They carried a coffin or a monument SP' ingfield 44 W. H. Gorsuch, J. Gherrett.
or something else "sacred to the memory of the Snyder T. W. Estep, J. Burley. Tell
44 David Hackedorn, A. Beers.
murdered Cilley," which made some of the children I Tod 44 Jonathan Lies, J. Taylor.
think the procession was "Cilley's funeral." One Tyrone 44 James Logan, Win. Caldwell.
fellow carried a large poke stalk with five prongs Union 4 4 G. W. Hampson, John Vona
illustrative of the principles df the Locofoco party;vender.
Walker " Jno Householder Thos M'Cahan
one prong pointing to the five loaves—the second West 44 Benj. Brubaker, John Rung.
to the two fishes—the third to Polk—the fourth to Warriorsmark 44 A Stephens, N. Green.
Dallas--and the fifth to Texan ; and this was the W
Al °.dherrY 44 Samuel Dean. Dr. A. M'Kamey.
only thing connected with the meeting that indica- 1 ii r e Z i n g d h ri L bars „ ..
John Bisbin , A. M'Clure.
ted the principles of the party. Another fellow, Gapport " John Gorsuch,
Low, David Caldwell.
known to have strong propensities for the poetical, Hollidaysburg " J. W. M'Cord, E. M. Bingham.
carried a pole with some soft of a foul, perhaps a Ijaciyurng f i l a lsj 3 isii i e n r r , ri ! as. Saxton, jr.
buzzard, perched upon it, feasting upon the hide I petersburt; " James Davis, Ab i r ' a k 2m . R ß e r ri e n w e n r:
of a dead fox ; and as the unsophisticated "demo- Murry's Run Dist. Joshua M'Cracken, Benjamin
cracy" of Huntingdon and the adjacent counties did I Corbin.
not understand what this was typical of, it is ex- I ll"berrY " Isaac Wolverton, John Kemp.
pected that this week's "Globe" will favor the I Every township, borough and district being fully
world with a poem, illustrative of the wonderful I represented, the Convention proceeded to the nomi
device. This is the same party that manifests such! nation of a Sheriir, whereupon, on the first ballot,
a holy horror at the sight of "log cabins," "hard , John Armitage received 44 votes, Jacob Renner 11
cider," and " coon-skins"—these the same men I and John Whittaker 13—Thomas Bender having
that put on long and sanctimonious faces and preach previously withdrawn his name from the Conven
elaborate homilies on Whig flummery, Tom-fook. lion. The Convention was composed of 68 dele
ry and humbaggery and yet they can see no gates; 35 constituted a majority ; and Mr. Armitage
harm, but much sense, decency, wit and cunning in having received 44 votes, was declared duly nomi
poke stalks, hickory bushes and saplings, staffed nated. Hdnry Brewster and Robert A. M'Murtrie
fowls and "varmints." Upon another banner
,were nominated Representatives, the former receiv
ing 37 votes on the second ballot, and the latter 48
was the inscription, "Si, White Slavery." Wheth
er this was intended as a revival of the old white on the third. John F. Miller was nominated for
slavery slander against Gen. Harrison, which was Commissioner, receiving 47 votes on first ballot;
displayed so conspicuously upon the Locofoco ban- and William Caldwell was nominated for Auditor
ners in 1840, and whether it is to be alleged against by acclamation. The Convention then appointed
Senatorial and Congressional conferees.
all the candidates the Whigs nominate we cannot j
say, nor is it worthwhile to inquire into. At present The Ticket, together with the list of Conferees
it is generally understood to have reference to the ex-
will be found ht the head of this paper. The can
tension of Black Slavery by the annexation of I
dictates are men against whom no reasonable objec-
Texas to the United States. ~ Polk, Dallas and lion can he made, and as might be expected, they
Texas" was emblazoned on several of their banners. meet the approbation of the people, and will be
When the procession passed this office we coon- I elected by an overwhelming majority—perhaps
... . . .
ted the number in it-543—and it was counted at I without opposition
the upper end of town, where we are told it num
bored 666 according to the counting of a resileciable
Locofoco; and it did not increase after that. TIN
" Globe" man, however says, "the number in pro-
cession amounted to between one thousand and
fifteen hundred." This wav certainly an uncertain
and probably a bad count; but we know that this
is the way all Locofoco meetings are magnified.—
It is a part of the game of brag.
The meeting was addressed at 4 . Cypress Cot
tage," above town, by a person calling himself the
Rev. Mr. Shepperd, said to be from Bradford coun
ty; and he let out such a brilliant burst of slander
and blackguardism on Clay and the Whigs, we are
told, as to throw all the eloquence of our Hunting
don orators into the shade; and our up street neigh-
bor was so disgusted at the speech of his reverence
that he neither gives the name of the speaker nor a
word about his speech, while he says " the immense
multitude was ably and eloquently addressed by
T. P. Campbell, Esq., Dr. J. M. Gemmill and d,
R. M'Farlane, Esq„ who done justice to the prin
ciples of our party, and placed the humbuggery of
the Coons in its proper light."
None of the speakers that we heard, Dr. Cemmill
and Mr. M'Farlane, advocated any principles—
abuse of the Whig party was the Walton of their
We are satisfied, from all we can learn, that the
Locofocos will gain nothing by this meeting. The
more honest and sensible portion of the party were
indignant at, and disgusted with, the proceedings.
Many went home displeased and disappointed, feel
ing that they had been brought together under
false pretences. They expected to hear James Bu
chanan and other " great guns" who were promised
to be present; but instead of that, they had mono
but their own demagogues to speak to them.
Polk an Enemy to Protection.
If any more evidence is wanting to prove James
Knox Polk an enemy to Protection, the following
letter from an eminent man, whose character is above
reproach, is worth attention. It is from Gov. Jones,
of Tennessee, who twice canvassed the State
against Mr. Polk, and twice beat him on the two
simple issues of Protection and Distribution. The
letter, addressed to a gentlemen in Pennsylvania,
was read at a most numerous meeting in Chester
county, a few weeks ago.
Nesnviu.s. July 26,1841.
Charles Gibbons, Esq.--Dear Sir: By the mail
I enclose you two publications of Col. .Colk's dur
ing the last summer's canvass on the subject of the
Tariff, Oct. From these publications you will per
ceive that the Colonel is dead against Protection,
and particularly opposed to the distribution of the
proceeds of the public lands, because, he says, it is
a tariff measure. It sounds strangely to us who
have been accustomed to hear Col. Polk, to hear it
stated that he is a Tariff man, or in favor of Pro
tection. I have met him in more than one hundred
and fifty fields, and I never heard him make a
speech in my canvasses with him, that he did not
denounce the principle of Protection. Indeed, this
was the main ground on which he and his friends
relied to defeat mo. I was far Protection ;—ho
against it. I fu• Distribution ;—he against it.
I would any, do your duty•s-we will do ours.—
Tennessee will maintain her position.
Respectfully, your fiery%
JAMES C. JONES.
n's Remember tho Coon meeting this evening.
From the Harrisburg Telegraph,
Mass and Dastardly Insinuation.
l it The Democratic 'Union Extra of the 14th Mat.,
c gcannouncing the death of Mr. MITIILESIIMRG,
makes the following base and contemptible comment:
"It is the general impression of his neighbors,
that the recent. foul calumnies uttered against Mr.
Muhipnberg, by the federal press, weighed heavily
upon his, perhaps, too sensitive spirit, and produced
the catastrophe. He has passed through a long
career of eminent private and public usefulness, and
his reputation had never, until now, been made the
subject of vituperation. He was a man of high
and noble bearing, alive with the keenest emotions
of honor, and has probably sank under the fiery or.
deal of federal persecution. We do not envy the
feelings of his traducers."
Could anything be more wickedly false, and ma
lignant than the above. We shall not stop to die
puce as to Mr. M's. "long career of eminent pri
vate and public usefulness." On this head our opin
ion has been heretofore expressed, and it will never
he retracted. But as to "his reputation having ne
nor, until now, been made the subject of vitupera
tion," we beg leave flatly to contrrilict the Union.
Not a single charge was made against him in the
Whig press, during the present campaign, but what
was uttered by the Wolf press of 1835, with every
possible amplification and exaggeration. He was
then declared a recreant, an apostate, &c., and (up
on much slighter testimony titan the Whig press
recently had) a gambler, drunkard, card player, and
profane swearer. It pains us to revive these matters
against one whose spirit has gone to its final ac
count, but we submit to the public whether the vile
course pursued by the Union, in the above extract,
does not fully justify and demand it of us.
If Mr. Muldenberg's spirit was of so "sensitive"
a nature as the Union would make it out, he could
never have survived the Wolf campaign of 1835,
when one of the present editors of the Union pub
fished a paper which was among his most bitter and
I reckless denunciators!
And if men are thus killed by telling the simple
truth about them, how con Mr. CLAY be expected
to survive under the torrent of lies and personal
abuse which is daily and hourly poured upon his
devoted head by the Union and kindred prints.—
Probably the Union thinks Mr. Cloy a block of
wood—a cast-iron statue—a thing insensible to the
ordinary emotions and feelings of a man—that, in
a word he has no " sensitiveness." In the last
Union we find a figure intended to represent Mr.
CLAY, headed by a brandy bottle, a pistol, pack of
cards, &c.; while underneath he is called a "mur
derer--a common brawler—a perjured
gambler—a Sabbath breaker—whose political prin
ciples are blood and murder." In other parts of
the same paper we find a reiteration of this disgus
ting ribaldry and „ vituperation." The Locofoco
press, grown desperate at the sure prospect of de
feat, intend, it would seem, to kill Mr. Clay in ad
vance, by their outrageous "calumnies." But
they will fail in this, as in all their other nefarious
projects. Mr. Clay is armed too strong in conscious
rectitude to be overcome by their miserable false
O- JOSEPH KEMP, Esq., of Hollidaysburg
was on Saturday last admitted to practice in the
several Courts of this county.
The Whig Meeting.
The meeting at the Old Court HOlre, on Wed
nesday evening, was well attended. Previous to
the organization, the people formed in procession,
preceded by martial music and two large pampa- i
rencies. Upon one was inscribed, in letters of
light, "Protective Tariff--Distribution—National'
Currency," and on the other side, Freling
huysen and Markle." On the other was emblazon
ed, "No Free Trade," "No Disunion," and “No
The procession moved to the appointed place,
where the meeting was organized by appointing the
CONRAD BUCHER, President.
CHRISTOPHER WIGTON, 4
JACOB VAN TRIES,
Tu.).. W. tETEP,
De. A. IVlCAmsir
Jonathan T., :as.
Geo. A. Miller , Secretaries.
John P. Jones,
JOHN a MILES, Esq., was called for. He
responded ins forcible and effective speech, in which
he reviewed the rise and progress of the Democratic
alias Loeofoco party in the United States, showing
the inconsistency, the deviations from the principles
of democracy, and the final abandonment of all
principles but Free Trade and the Annexation of
Texas. Mr. M. remarked with much severity upon
some of the banners and devices carried in proces
sion by the Locofocos, theproviona day, and partic
ularly upon the half concealed inscription on one
of the banners, of "The Tariff of 1842." This,
said he, looked as if some of the Locofocos yet pos
sessed a small degree of shame, for they endeavored
to conceal from daylight what they had stolen from
the Whig party ; but they exposed the "Texas
Bubble," which they stole from John Tyler, to the
blaze of the light of a noon-day sun. The petty lar
ceny of Texas they could all join in; but the
grand larceny of the Whig Tariff of 1842 they
were ashamed of, and hung hickory leaves over it,
as a modest lady draws a veil over her face to hide
a blush of shame. "The Tariff of ]842" on a
Locofoeo banner ! Indeed this is carrying the joke
too far. It caused Mr. M. to enter fully into the
history of the Tariff, and of the connection of Mr.
Clay and Mr. Polk with it. Ho proved, most con
clusively, that Mr. Polk is, and always has been,
opposed to the principle of protection; and that he
is utterly and entirely opposed to the Whig Tariff
of 1842—that Mr. Clay, on the other hand, is the
father of the protective system, and that he is oppo
sed to the repeal of the present Tariff. Mr. M. read
extracts from the letters and speeches of the two
candidates for President, and from the accredited
organs of the respective candidates, all of which
aided in proving the truth of his position.
The speaker also commented on the Currency
and Distribution questions in an eloquent manner.
He spoke for about two hours, and was listened to
with great attention, and his remarks called forth
frequent cheers from the crowd before him.
S. S. BLAIR, Esq., of Indiana, Pa. also addres
sed the meeting. We did not hear the speech of
Mr. 8., but we are told that he is a young speaker
worthy of the cause he espouses.
The proceedings were enlivened by singing 3
number of Coon Songs from the "yeller kiver."—
The Meeting adjourned with three cheers for Clay,
Freliaghuysen, Markle and the County Ticket.
Death of Mr. Muhlenberg.
The Hon. HENRY AUGUSTUS Multxxxnuno is
no more. Ho departed this life on Sunday the 11th
inst., at 4 o'clock P. M., at his residence in the bo
rough of Reading. The Reading Democrat Extra
under date of Sunday afternoon, says
" Several gentlemen from abroad had been pass
ing the last evening with Mr. Muhlenberg, at his
house, where they staid until probably about ten
o'clock. When they left he accompanied them to
the front door, at which after they had gone, he
seated himself upon a chair, as was his custom, to
enjoy the coolness of the night breeze. Several
gentlemen who passed between that and half post
ten or later, saw hint sitting there. At about eleven
he was found prostrate and insensible upon the step
—with his head down, stricken with APOPLEXY.
Every effort that medical skill could suggest, was
made—but in vain. He never spoke after he was
discovered, but remained insensible until he expired,
which was at four o'clock this afternoon."
Mr. Muhlenberg was 62 years of ago. He was
buried on Wednesday last, at 10 o'clock A. M.
For the Journal,
Tom Moore out did !
Bring on that wreath,—
Of Polk-weed let it be;
Oh ! place it on his brow,
Twin'd with the hickory.
I take the liberty of furnishing
your readers with as beautiful a specimen of " Polk
Melodies" as ever " came up the pike." The song
was written by a young Locofoco Lawyer of our
town, and it certainly reflects great credit upon his
literary attainments. It is characterised by a sweet
nese of expression, a refinement of thought, and a
verdancy of conception, thatis delightfully refresh
ing this hot weather. The contents of the book
with a" paler !river" dwindles into absolute insig
nificence when contrasted with this dazzling pro
duction! It is, undoubtedly, as far superior to
any of the Clay songs " as the meridian splender of
a noon-day's sun is to the fiery coruscation of a
lightning-bug's posterior"—it is!
Read it and then in " tumultuous raptures die
away"—if you can.
"The Whigs have the white house now,
And you'l find their blackest sheep,
In the great east room I vow
Whe're the Coons their revels keep.
The Coons, the Coons,
Voting alone or in groups;
We'll stick to our party lines,
And we'll beat the silly dupes,
Of that Coon that slinks and 4ines.
That Coon, awl Coon, &c.
Whig hopes have gone to the Woon,
Their tricking now must fug,
Then death to that same old Coon,
That Coon with the rittgA on its tail.
That Coon, that Coon, &c.
Beautiful, hint it TWAY !
The Testimony of a Good Man and
It is humiliating to us, as Americans, to know
that such a malevolent spirit nctuotea any portion
of our fellow citizens no has been manifested In
the columnica set afloat against Mr. Clay by the
Locofoco press, and by men whose position in so
ciety, ono would suppose, would have placed them
above that sort of warfare. Mr. Cloy has been for
nearly forty years in public life, and a great port of
that time one of our most prominent public men ; a
man who has filled a largo space in the eyes of
Europe as well as of America, and whose splendid
abilities and eminent public services have called
forth the plaudits of the world. For many pears ho
has stood confessedly the first statesman in Amen.-
ca, and unsurpassed as such in Europe: even his
political opponents have been made to feel proud of
him as their countryman. And this is the man
against whom, when brought forward for that office
for which he is pre-eminently fitted, all the Adis
which Falsehood can forge,Envy sharpen, and Mal
ice poison, have been hurled with furious energy
and malicious intent. Because he stands in the
way of that party which has heretofore fattened
upon < the spoils,' and brought the country to the
brink of ruin by their ignorance, corruption and
profligacy, they would rob him of that good name
which he has acquired by a life devoted to the ser
vice of his country, and which has become the prop
erty of that country ! They let loose upon him the
dogs of war, and every petty scribbler who can cry
<gambler,' 'duelist,' hisses them on, and exults in
having taken part in the chase of such noble game
Think they that the American people are devoid of
the feelings of humanity, of justice, and magnanim
ity; that they will join in the hue-and-cry thus
raised against one of the most eminent citizens?—
If they do, either they or we greatly mistake them.
We believe that this very attempt to put down Mr.
Clay and to destroy him by the poisoned arrows of
calumny, will only induce them to cherish him
with still warmer ardor and affection, and to sup
port him with still more zeal.
Many there are, doubtless, who have believed the
fasehoods sent forth upon the wings of the wind to
every part of the country against Mr. Clay, by the
Locofocos; but we are sure that when they shall
read the letters which we publish below, from so
eminent a divine and so good a Christian as Dr.
BASCOM, of the Methodist Church, and Presiden t
of Transylvania University, they will spurn and
despise those who have thus endeavored to poison
their minds.—U. S. Gazette.
From the Newark Daily Advertiser.
NEw AnK,July 9th, 1844.
Rev. Dn. Bascom,
President of the Transylvania University.
Rev. and Dear Sir:—You will, I trust, pardon'
the liberty I take in writing to you when I state,
that my object is to ascertain from you some testi
mony concerning the private character of Hon.
Henry Clay. I do this at the solicitation of many
conscientious, upright men, who appear to have
been led to regard Mr. C. as any thing but an hon
est and upright citizen--a Sabbath breaker—gam
bler—profane swearer, &c. I would respectfully
ask if these things be so. It is not my wish to draw
from you a letter for publication, and no public use
will be made of your answer, my object being to
ascertain how far these representations which arp
constantly repeated by the democratic papers of the
North are warranted by truth.
Your answer to the interrogatories will much
oblige Yours, very respectfully,
J. B. GOBLE,
Correa. Sec'y Clay Club.
Lexington, Ky., July 24th 1844.
My Dear Sir :—ln reply to your letter of the 9th
Mutant, I owe it to truth, virtue. and the claims of
society, without any reference to the political strifes
of the day, to say, I have been in intimate and con
fidential intercourse with the Icon. H. Clay, both in
public and private life, for more than twenty year.,
and know the charges enumerated in your letter,
against the private dharacter of Mr. Clay, to be
utterly and basely false. Mr. Clay, as is known to
the whole nation, otters no claim to Christian piety,
in the parlance of our churches, but in view of the
ordinary accredited principles of good moral char
acter, no charge can be brought against him with
out violating the obligations of truth and sound jus
tice. To each interrogative charge, therefore, con
tained in your letter, and reaching me in the shape
of quest s o s, I return for answer, that I regard one
and all of them as shamefully unjust, because not
true, in whole or in part.
Your obedient servant,
H. B. BASCOM,
Dr. J. G. GOBLE
After this full, explicit, and unequivocal testi
mony of ono of the most distinguished divines of
our country, we trust no reader will feel that thero
can be any further necessity of pursuing the reck
less slanderers of Mr. Clay. It is duo to Dr. 8., per
haps, that his reply to the letter asking permission
to publish the above should be addeed, and hero it is :
Lexington, Ky., August 7th, 1844.
My Dear Sir:—in your letter of the 9th July,
you called upon me for information respecting the
"private character" of my neighbor Mr. Clay, as
suring me that " many conscientious, upright men"
in your section had been induced by the represen
tations of his enemies, to regard Mr. Clay as "any
thing but an honest and upright citizen—a Sab
bath breaker—profane—Gambler, cic." Your
letter added, at the same tine, that " no public use"
would be made of my reply, should ono be received
from me. Thus appealed to, I expressed to you
freely, in relation to .he private character of Mr.
Clay, what I r e wet/ as due to him, to myself, and
the community 4 which we live. I need scarcely
under similar circumstances,
i in cheerfully istetnio nor
o f.ay neighbors, without reference to politi
c dobel ie v e
theroruld hesitate calling on me, to this effect,
oh,„il be ' san d necessary.
In a second letter, just received from you, you
ask permission to use my first at discretion, and at
no injustice can be done to any by allowingTo
to do so, although my letter was written as p s% „
know of no good reason why I should withholth,
permission you ask, and I therefore accord it.
H. B. BASCOM,
Dr. J. G. GOBLE.
It has been ascertained that the now Ccl
stitution of the State of New Jersey has bei
adopted without any serious opposition.
A State Temperance Convention is to assemble
in Baltimore, on the 12th of September next,