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From the Allegheny Expren.
FaMEIS it HONK,
The position of this gentleman before the people
as a candidate for the chief office in this State de
n►nnds at our hands a strict scrutiny into his princi
ples. It is HIS PRINCIPLES as evinced in what
he hae paid and done, that we have to do with at
present. In presenting them to our readers we
would not designedly falsify or garble any thing he
may ever have said. On the subject of EXCLU
DING THE BIBLE FROM OUR common
SCHOOLS, we find the following letter in the
Post of Saturday morning, which we publish entire,
as it proves him to be, by his own acknowledge
fount, in favor of this ODIOUS AND WICKED
PITTS3I7IIO, Sept. 12, 1844,
Hems. Phillips and Smith :--Gentlemen :
The, opposition papers are crowding accusations
aping me. The Pittsburg Gazette now says that
I am hostile to the use of the Bible in Common
Schools, and the conclusion the editor draws, is, I
am told, for I have not seen his ',beet, that I am an
enemy to the Bible itself.
The truth is that I am friendly to the use of the
Bible in Common Schools, vnd among my first acts
when elected a School Director in Harrisburg in
1837 or in 1838, I proposed that the Bible should
be read in the schools of our ward, which was
agreed to by the Board. Ido not know whether a
record of this proceeding was kept; but I am cer
tain Dr. Fagar the Secretary, and the other mem
bers of the Board, who were present remember it.
In conversation, I have no doubt said, because
IT IS MY OPINION, that in Schools where the
parents of the children differ with regard to the use
of the Bible as a School book, it is well, rather than
make that holy book an occasion of unholy strife,
not to insist upon its use for this pur
pose. For lie religious education of child ren be
longs to their parents end their Sabbath School in
structors and is not in common entrusted to the
Schoolmasters, whose Scholars generally belong to
various denominations. There are many good men
who conscientiously believe that it is improper to
use the Bible for the purpose of teaching children
to read, because, it may be calculated to lesson their
reverence to the Sacred Volume. Now, although
it is not my opinion, yet I cheerfully accede to
others their right to differ from are, and I do not
think that this difference of opinion should be made
to disturb the harmony of a School, for our Com
mon School System of education depends mainly
for success upon the united efforts of the people of
the several districts. This opinion I have always
freely expressed. It is now made a ground of a
bitter accusation against me.—lt is to he regretted
that one who has, by his whole life end conversation
reverenced the holy Scriptures, who in the good old
way was at School advanced from Dilworth's Spel
ling book to reading the testament, then took rank
with the head class by reading in the Bible, should
hs arraigned before the public as on enemy to, or
showing any the remotest disrespect for, the Sacred
Volume, because he respects the opinions of those
who believe that other books should be used to
leach children the art of reading.
I am, yours, respertfully,
FRS. R. SHUNK.
Now let us analyze this letter. In the second
paragraph, Mr. Shook says that he is "friendly to
the nee of the Bible in Common Schools"—but in
the succeeding paragraph denies this sentiment, by
the declaration, that "where the parents of the
children (id est Catholic. and Infidel.) differ with
regard to the use of the Bible as a school hook, it
"s wall rather than make that holy book an occasion
unholy strife, not to insist :sport its use for this
purpose." And who, pray, ever heard of any man
being opposed to it on any other ground ? That is
the very division line between Protestants and Cath
olics. The ridiculous dogma, that the familiar use
of the Sacred Volume lessens our reverence for its
teachings, has long since been exploded--and Mr.
S., himself avows his disbelief in it. Why, then
is he opposed to its use as a school book under all
circumstances? Because, he declares it occasions
unholy strife." Excellent logic!—beautiful non
sense!! And Christian reader, are you willing to
acknowledge that the book which has "GOD for
its AUTHOR, sm.v.mosr for its END, and
truth WITOOLIT 'strewn OT ERROR for its
MATTER," has ever been the occasion for "un
holy strife ?" NO !—NO I ! The strife has
been all on the side of those who love darkness
rather than light"--whose hostility to it and its
friends arises from a malice and hatred to THE
GOD OF THE UNIVERSE. Shall we give up
THE BlBLE—the Protestant BIBLE
.—forsooth, because tt does not teach ridiculous
TON lOOLIRIRS " for the Catholic Religion; aye,
there is the sole cause of all this opposition to its
use in our Common Schools. (here is a sinful
liberality of sentiment held by some, that would
sacrifice truth and principle for the sake of peace.
This is not the doctrine of the Bible. It teaches
an opposition to all forms of hydraheoded error.--
While every man in the community is allowed the
liberty of doing right, he is strictly debarred the
freedom of doing wrong. This principle is founded
on the immutable buss that should govern intelli
gent beings. Assuming that evil is the source of
misery, and that every man deserves and ought to
enjoy happiness, it would prevent men from doing
and acting wrong, because it is destructive to his
But Mr. Suirrx would teach that God's com
mand to imprint his laws in the memory of our
children should be disobeyed—for fear it might oc
casion umiot.s. STRIFE. Well Mr. S. this may be
Eland theology for Catholics—not for Protestants.
We wish no bettor argument for the election of
Gen. Miotats than this tergiversation of Mr. Shunk
to secure the votes of Catholics; he has made the
issue, and Protestant Voters will show hint that
they will not give the tremendous power that a
Govema wields to drive the Bible from the Pub
(From the Pittsburg American, ofSept. 18.)
Francis R. Shunk
And the United S. Flag.
We did net deem it important to prove the use
atilt§ U. State. Flag in the Catholic procession, in
which Mr. Snug: is known and acknowledged to
have joined. We proved his walking in the pro
oessiott—his participation in all the ceremonies of
the day—the present.e of the military, with the Nu
tittaa! Mgr We irtsted the Intl latiran prartito
of this Church and its claim of supremacy over all
temporel laws and governments, and its mode of
demonstrating this supremacy. The desecration of
the Flag, therefore, followed as a matter of course,
and practised without hesitation,by those who ac
knowledge this spiritual supremacy.
But knowing the effect one patriotic community
of the degradation of our National emblem, Mr.
Shunk with his servile instruments, have endeavor
ed to deny it. They hove even procured Catholics
to certify that it was not so, and Protestants to
certify that they did not lee it. It is, therefore, in
cumbent upon us to produce the testimony of disin
terested persona to the fact. We give below the
averments of two respectable men in this city, who
were eye witnesses of what occurred. There were
two covert acts of the kind, and we give a witness
to each. Several others in this city witnessed the
same, whose testimony can doubtless be procured,
should the base denial of this foul act be persisted in.
Mr. Shunk has already been convicted of so many
offence!, and been compelled to bear testimony to
them himself,that his friends find it necessary to
deny all that come hereafter, or give up the contest.
Besides, Messrs. Lewis and M'Cutcheon, the des
ecration of the U. States Flag on that occasion,
was witnessed by Capt. Ashbridge, one of the pres-
I ent Chewers of the Poor, and a member of their
political party. lie complained of it at the time
to a respectful merchant in this city. and, as an old
soldier himself, who had fought under that flog, ex
pressed the highest indignotion at the outrage,
, which he deemed to have been offered to it.
But the Post wants the proof, and hero we giee
it to them, in the certificates of two honest and up
right men, whose veracity will not he questioned
where they are known.
I certify that I witnessed the procession of the I
Catholics at the time of laying the corner stone of
the German Catholic Church of the fifth ward, of
the city of Pittsburg. That the military were pres
ent, and upon the halting at the corner of the church
the military surrounded the same. That some
person held or carried the UNITED STATES
STARS AND STRIPES, which upon some order
given by the Bishop or one of the priests, he waved
the same, holding by the staff and SPREAD IT
ON THE GROUND,, when three persons, moving
abreast, WALKED OVER THE FLAG. At
the sight of this I made a sudden exclamation of
surprise, when some of them, (the Catholics.) looked
at me reprovingly and in anger. I afterwardsmiked
one of the military. a German Catholic, what was
tore meaning of the lowering of star spangled ban
ner ;he said it was a custom they had. I was nev
er personally acquainted with Mr. Shunk and do
not know him yet.
Signed in the presence of Jos. BARK..
I certify that I witnessed the procession of the
Catholics on the occasion of laying or consecrating
the corner stone of the German atholic Church in
the Fifth Ward of the city of Pittsburg. That I
saw FRANCIS R. SH UNK, Esq., walking in said
procession with some Priests and Mr. Beelen.—
That Mr. Shook walked in said procession as one
forming part thereof, with his heed uncovered.—
That a friend standing beside me remarked, 44 why
there is Mr. Shank, the late Secretary of the Com
monwealth," at the same time pointing towards him.
I enquired of him "can he be a Catholic?" to which
the o.her replied, "I suppose so, or surely he would
not he there.' And for some time after, I believed
him to belong to that (:hurch, as I saw none that
I knew to he protestants in the process i(m. This was
at the Liberty at. canal bridge--the procession was
then passing up to St. Paul's t .hurch on the hill.—
It afterwards returned. Mr. Skunk occupying the
same position in the procession as - before and en
tered the old German 4 atholic t hurch, accompa
nied by the military bearing aft ;g with STRIPES
ANT) STARS. There was a considerable rush
to get seats, and many could not get in. Fora few
moments I slid not see what was"• passing, but di
rectly after, I SAW THE SAME FLAG
SPREAD OUT ON THE FLOOR LIKE A
CARPET, BEFORE THE ALTAR.
Certified to and signed this 13th day of Septent•
bet 1844. JOSEPH M. LE WIS.
POIJC, DALLAS AND MARICLE.-Within these
two or three last days we have been credibly infor
med that SIIUNK has been taken off several Loco
foci) flags, and IU/digit's name subkittited, and
which now read " Polk, Dallas and Markle."—
This is perhaps owing to Gen. Markle's appearance
amungst us last week. His fine, bold, soldierly
hearing, and an eye of courage and intelligence,
produced the most electrifying effect. Mr. Shank
waited upon him at the Monongahela House, but
shrunk to littleness in his presence. It was the
subject of remark to all bye-standarde. The truck
ler for office could not stand without marked disad
vantage before the "Fighting Captain" of Harrison.
and this could not pass the observance, so marked
was the fact, of the crowd collected there.—Pillsburg
SHEDD TOASTED AT A CATHOLIC Dronen.—As
one link in the chain of events which was to place
Francis R. Shank in the Gubernatorial Chair, by
the aid of the Catholic rotes. we may mention that,
among the toasts drank at the Catholic Dinner, on
the day of laying the corner stone when Mr. Shank
shamed his Protestantism, by walking in the pro,
cession. was the following— ,, FRANCIS R.
SHIINK—Our next Governor !" What was
Mr. Shank's response we do not certainly know.—
Can the Post deny this fact.—/b.
TRIALS OF T. RIOTERS.-Three others of the
Irishmen charged with riot in Kensington, were
tried on Monday afternoon. The accused were
James Fitzpatrick, John Forsyth and Robert
McQuillan. Tie two former were acquitted and
the latter found guilt•. McQuillan was seen to
throw stones during the disturbance of Monday af
ternoon.—Plaa. Saturday Museum.
ANOTIIER CONVICTION FOR RIOT.-Josiah
Nickels was tried on Monday in the Ctiminal Court
for riot at St. Augustine Church on the night of
the Ath of May last. Two of the Mayor's officers
saw him throw stones at the window of the Church.
They arrested him, but he was rescued by the mob
after being taken a square or two, and was re-taken
soon after the riots in Southwark. The jury con
victed the prisoner without leaving the box.—lb.
CONVICTRD RIOTERC—Judge King stated from
the Bench on Monday morning, that the Court
would make but one rule in relation to the persons
convicted of participation in the late riots. Every
individual on conviction would be committed to
prison to await sentence, whether he had, previous
to trial, been in prison oron bail. None of the con
victed rioters would be admitted to bail pending
TRIAL or Rim:T.—The Criminal Court was
engaged on the afternoon of Friday week, with the
trial of John Riley. for licit in Kensington on Tues
day afternoon. Riley, it is alleged, is the Irishman
who shot the young man George Young- The
counsel for the defence net up the alibi, and the
jury returned .a verdict of Not Guilty—ep,
THE HUNTINGDON JOURNALS
"One country, one constitution, one destiny."
Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, '44.
_ _ -
"Once more our glorious Banner out
Upon the breeze we throw;
Beneath its folds, with song and shout,
Let's charge upon the foe!"
HE Y C . L AY,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
THEO. F (; 1 I UYSEN,
[Of New Jersey.]
ELECTORAL TICKET :
TOWNSIND HAMM, S Senatorial Electors.
1. Joseph G. Clarkson, , 13. Henry Drinker,
2. John P. Wethorill, 14. Nor Middleswarth,
3. John D. Nineateel, 15. Frederick Watts,
4. John S. Littell, 16. Daniel M. Sinyser,
6. B. T. M'Dowell, 17. James Mothers,
6. Benjamin Frick, IS. Andrew J. Ogle,
7. Samuel Shafer, 19. Dan'l Washabough,
3. William Heister, 1120. John L. Gow,
9. John S. Heister, 21. And'w. W. Loomis,
10. John Killinger, ;22. James M. Power,
11. Alex.E. Brown, 23. William A. irvin,
13. Joh'than .1. Slocum, 124. Benj. Hartshorn,
Mineral lOSEPH lOTAMELTI,
[Of Westmoreland County.]
[Of Lebanon County.]
For the Isle of the Main Line:
d'ohn Blanchard, of coml.!, County.
gohn Morrison, of Huntingdon County,
!teary Brewster, of Shirley,
R. A. BfrAdiurtrie, of Hollidaysburg.
Sohn Armitage, of Huntingdon.
Cohn P. miller, of Huntingdon.
William Caldwell, of Tyrone.
HUNTINGDON COUNTY SABDATII CONVENTION.
—This body assembled in this place, on Wednes.
day last. The proceedings were handed to us too
late for publication in this week's paper. They
shall appear in a subsequent number.
New Whig Souse.
Capt. War.r.s COVERLT, as we staled on a pre
occasion, has taken the public house formerly
occupied by Mr. Nagle, in Harrisburg. Our Whig
friends who may have occasion to visit Harrisburg,
will find excellent accommodations at Captain Coy
erley's. The father of "mine host," Maj..T. C.
Coverly, of Centre county (long known to the pub
lic as an Innkeeper) we are pleased to state, will as.
silt in giving every attention to the wants and
comfort of guests. Capt. C. is eminently deserving
of public patronage, and will no doubt receive an
abundant share of it.
"Every man to his tents, 0 Israel I"
We again, for the last time, call upon every lover
of his country and her republ'can institutions—every
friend of Clay, Frelinghuyren, and Markle—every
Whig and Antimason in Huntingdon county, to
go to the poi's on next Tuesday, and vote the ticket
headed try Gen. Jos. Markle. Vote the whole tick
et from Governor down to Auditor—and nothing
but the ticket. Every man is expected to do his
A BASE SLANDER UPON OUR PARTY.
We are credibly informed that Dr. Henderson,
in his speech at Reedsville, in Mifflin county, on
the 14th of t-eptember, stigmatized the IVhigs and
Antimasora as TORIES. Our informant is a re
spectable citizen of this county who was present at
the meeting and heard the speech. It is too bad to
be thus denounced by one who belongs to the party
that are running the grandson of a Tory for Presi
Whigs and Antimasons remember this at the
mils on Tuesday next.
We wish the voters of Union township to bear
in mind that the place of holding their election was
changed by the last Legislature, to the school house
at or near Nathan Greenland's. (See Pamphlet
Laws of 1844, page 18.) The Sheriff's proclaim.
points out the proper place.
Mr. JACOB WEIGHT, of Morrie township,
has declined being a candidate fur the office of
SHERIFF, and supports Mr. Armitage, and the
whole ticket. The field is now clear for John Ar
mitage, Whig, and Matthew Crownover, Locofuco.
The Locofoco conferees have nominated
Anotenus PATTEMON, of this county, for the
Snow fell, thick and fast, during nearly the whole
forenoon of Sunday last. The ground was some-
time. completely covered.
t:1;1. FREEMEN! Remember TUESDA Y next.
The Locofocos have not nominated a county
ticket this fall, but they are making a desperate effort
to saddle upon Huntingdon county a Loeofoco
Sheriff; and thus break up the organization of the
Whig party. Every description of trickery, bar
gaining, lying and slandering is resorted to by the
leaders of the Locofoco party, assisted by Jake
Cresswell and other equally reckless political ad
venturers, who pretend to be Whigs: The Rev.
Mr. Crownover is the Locofoco candidate, started
by David R. Porter, and his party run him, and use
all kinds of means to induce Whigs to vote for him.
Whigs, hearken not to their slanderous stories—
stand firm to your cause, and true to your princi
ples. Mr. Arinitage possesses every qualtication
necessary to make a good Sheriff. Ilia opponent,
Mr. Crownover, is a clever man, but it is not pre
tended that he would, in person, perform the duties
of the office. Some hungry Locofoco would be
appointed to ride, rough-shod, over the ,Whig and
Antimasonic county of Huntingdon. The office
of Sheriff is an important one, and we trust that it
is not yet to be betrayed into the hands of the Lo
cofocos. Remember the Locofoco conspiracy of
1841, and the subsequent persecntion and attempt
ed destruction of Sheriff Shaver by the same con
The last Globe, in addressing the Locofocos of
this county, says
~ W e call upon you to WATCH well the ballot
boxes, they (meaning the Whip.] will have their
hired RUFFIANS and BULLIES stationed a
round the windows to overawe and impede demo
cratic voters from the polls."
NX hat unblushing impudence! The rowdy rab
ble—the fellows who conceal the Assessors in their
cellars to prevent Whigs from being assessed and
, entitled to vote—the vagabonds who cut down our
Clay Poles, disturb our meetings and engage in
street fights in open day-light are the fellows that
the Globe sets to watch'ng the windows and guard
ing the polls from hired ruffians and bullies of the
If the above is intended as an minen for their I
pardoned conspirators, felons, and scoundrels of
every name and grade, to take hostile possession of
the polls, as it no doubt is, we call upon our Whig
brethren to be on their guard. Be at the polls!
Be there early, he there late, and be there all the
while. Ask for nothing but what is right and
submit to nothing that is wrong. Look well to
those prowling and swaggering wretches—those
shameless ruffians. An honest Whig Governor
will be elected if the freemen of Pennsylvania are
permitted to express their wishes through the ballot
box; and then violators of the laws will find no
protection behind PARDONS! All the guilty
will be made to suffer the penalties of the violated
laws. Whigs, beware!
The election laws make it the duty of the Con
stables to return to the Court of Quarter Sessions
all persons engaged in riots or disturbances on the
election grounds. Constables, to your posts!
The Tariff of 1842.- --Disingenuity of
the "Huntingdon Globe."
The Locofoco papers in this State, with but one
exception—the Pennsylvania Statesman—are unti
ring in their endeavors to deceive the people upon
the subject of the present Tariff; passed by the
the Whig Congress of 1842. The Globe, without
ever avowing itself in favor of the Tariff.or advoca
ting it to the amount of a single syllable, insinuates
that the Whigs are not entitled to the credit of that
measure. Last week's Globe says:
'DON'T FORGET that on the passage of the
present Tariff bill in the House of Representatives,
August 23d, 1842. the vote stood--for the bill 101,
against the bill 101, and that John White, the
Speaket of the House, voted against and defeated
Now see the unfairness of the above, by comps
ring it with the history of the present Tariff. The
Whig Congress of '4l-2 had a bill before them,
known as the ' , Tariff and Distribution Bill," which
was precisely similar in all its essential provisions
to the present Tariff, with the exception that it con
tained a clause providing for the Distribution of the
proceeds of the sales of the Public Lands among
the several States, according to their ratio of popu
lation. This bill passed the House by a vote of
116 to 112. Of the votes in favor of the bill 115
were Whigs, and 1, (Parmenter, of Mass..) Loco.
Of the 112 votes against the bill, 97 were Locos,
(all they had but one,) two were Tyler men—and
13 were Southern Whigs.
So the bill passed the House with but one Loco
foco vote, and no need of that.
The bill next went to the Senate, and after an
other warm discussion, passed that body by the
following vote: yeas 25—ALL WHIGS: nays
23—twenty of whom were Locofocos—(all they
had) and three Southern Whigs.
Thus it will he seen that this Tariff bill passed
both Houses vim! our A SINGLE LOCOFOCO
VOTE re ITS Fovea—and that not wanted.
Tl»s bill passed the Senate as above stated on
the sth August. On the sth of the same month
it was VETOED by John Tyler—his objections
being based chiefly upon the incorporation of the
Thus was the desire of the Whig representatives
to relieve the suffering community most shamefully
frustrated by the treachery of John Tyler, and the
Whigs felt the humiliation most poignantly.
Afterwards Mr. M'Kennon of this State, reported
the vetoed Tariff bill, with the Distribution clause
and the 20 per cent duty on Tea and Coffee strick
en out, and on the 22nd of August, this bill, which
was nothing more nor less than the present Tariff
Law, was taken up in Committee of the Whole,
and by a vote of 99 to 97, reported to the house.
And now commenced the tug of war in earnest.
With a few exceptions, the whole weight and talent
of the Locofoco party was exerted to prevent the
passage of any bill having for its object the Protec
tion of American Industry. But Protection was a
favorite measure of Whig policy, and most nobly
did they sustain themselves in the contest. No
time was to be lost. The Whig members, dis
heartened by the course of John Tyler, were daily
leaving for their homes. Ths Previous Question
was moved, seconded and sustained, and, Mr.
Kennon's amendment passed Committee of the
Whole by a vote of yeas 102—nays 99. The
question was next taken on the engrossment of the
bill, and the vote stood yeas 101—nays 101—a tie,
but the Speaker (White) voting in the negative,
the bill was lost; whereupon Mr. Thompson of In
diana, moved a reconsideration, which prevailed,
yeas 106—nays 98. Then came the vote on the
final passage of the bill, which first stood yeas 103
--nays 102. Here there being a majority of a
single one, it was insisted by the opponents of the
bill, that the Speaker should vote. After consulting
the rules, be concluded it was his duty to do so,
and voted again in the negative, thus making a tie
—lO3 to 103. Messrs. Stanley of N. Carolina,
and Andrews of Kentucky, who had not voted,
now came forth and voted in the affirmative, and
the bill was carried.
Thus by giving the whole history of the passage
of this bill, it sets Mr. White's conduct in a light
quite different from that in which the Globe endeav
ors to place it. True he voted against this bill, as
did also Gov. Graham of N. C., and a few other
Whigs, but it teas because it SURRENDERED
THE DISTRIBUTION CLAUSE, and they
could not reconcile it with their ideas of the dignity
of their station to cnixoa to the dictation of John
Of course the Globe will not correct its state
ment, and inform its readers that Mr. White voted
for the same Tariff bill with the Distribution
clause in it. Wo look for nothing of the kind,
knowing that the "Don't Forget" of the Globe was
intended to DECEIYK. Aware that Mr. Polk,
their candidate, and the Locofoco party are oppo
sed to the Whig Tariff of 1842, the demagogues
who cater for the Globe would move heaven, earth,
and the other place, to make their readers believe
that the Whigs are in the same category.
FRANCIS R. SHUN
and the Catholics.—Mr. Shunk's
Letter on the use of the Bible
in our Common Schools.
"He that th:agelli a Int shall fall into it"—
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 10th, verse 9th.
In to-day's Journal, on the first page, will be
found the statements of Pittsburg papers and re
spectable individuals, in reference to the port which
Mr. Shunk has lately acted for the purpose of gain
ing foreign and catholic votes; and on the second
page his own letter, in which he takes the strong
ground of Bishop Hughes, for the exclusion of the
Bible from our Common Schools.
On this subject the last Harrisburg Telegraph
has the following just remarks.
Mr. SHUNK wrote a letter which was published
in the Union, denying the sentiments of a speech
attributed to him, but DID NOT DENY WALK
ING WITH PRIESTS IN THE CATHOLIC
PROCESSION bareheaded behind the HOST and
the CRUCIFIX, and HE DARE NOT DENY
IT ! ! ! ! !
In addition to this, HE DINED WITH PRIEST
MULLER, who, it will be recollected by the public,
some time ago found a Bible in the hands of a
Catholic woman in M'Keesport, took it from her
and threw it into the Fire I ! And before
he had learned Mr. Muhlenberg's death, he was
TOASTED AS THE NEXT GOVER
NOR OF PENNSYLVANIA!
But his letter published to-day PRETENDING
to deny his opposition to the use of the Bible is an
unblushing ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, that he
has advocated the Catholic and denounced the Pro
testant side of this great question. He says
"In conversation, I have no doubt said, because
IT IS MY OPINION, that in Schools where the
PARENTS of THE CHILDREN DIFFER with
regard to Meuse of the Bible as a school book, IT
IS WELL, rather than make that Holy Book an
occasion of unholy strife not TO INSIST UPON
ITS me for this purpose."
Here then, is the doctrine openly avowed by a
Candidate for Governor of the Christian State of
Pennsylvania, that the children of this old, staid
and moral Commonwealth, who will soon take the
places of their fathers, and upon whose virtue and
religious principles the hopes of freedom rest, are
to be deprived of that only source of sound moral
ity, Tile Bi ime, if only some Catholic, Infidel, or
demagogue like BRUNK, to obtain infidel or sec
tarian votes, should happen to object to its use.—
The Bible is no sectarian book. All men, Infidels
excepted, acknowledge its authority. Mr.SUV•NK's
"OPINION " is, that when CATHOLICS OBJECT
to the use of the Bible in the Public Schools, the
PROTESTANTS SHOULD YIELD ; or to use
hid own words, should "NOT INSIST UPON ITS
USE" as a School book. This is ALL that is con
tended for by Bishop HUGIIES,and his Holiness, the
POPE of Rome. In the contest to make this a
Catholic country, by crowding our shores with For
eign Catholic voters, marshalling them on ono side
to control the elections, and secure for Jesuits and
Priests influence and authority, it will be necessary ,
for them to arrest the freedom of thought, break
down the bulwark of religious freedom, destroy
moral culture, and fit man to be a slave. The most
effectual way to do this, is to expel the BIBLE
from the Schools. Hence it is that the Pope
of Romeo issued his Bull against the Bible in any
living language. Hence Bishop Hughes and the
Catholics have endeavored to banish it from our
Public Schools. For this purpose, under the direc
tion of Catholic Priests, Foreign Catholics fired
upon a peaceable meeting of American citizens at
Kensington, trampled upon the American flag and
exulted in the murder of Protestants.
Let FRANCIS R. SI [LINK be elected Governor,
and he appoints the superintendent of Common
Schools. Then let the Catholics locate one Catho
lic family from Europe in every school district in
the Commonwealth, out of the thousands of emi
grants that ate daily arriving, or hire some infidel
to differ from the remainder of the parents in the
distracts, and THE BIBLE WILL BE o3pelled
FROM ALL THE SCHOOLS OF PENNSYL
VANIA ! ! ! !
Are 'home who have the welfare of their beloved
children at heart, prepared to support such mon.
stroos doctrines) If so, let thorn support the
FRANCIS R. SIIUNK says that he himself
was educated out of the Bible. So much the great.
er shame for him, in now joining in the Catholic
effort to deprive the youth of the present day of
This however wo believe to be hypocricy, as it I.
well known in Harrisburg, where he has lived mos,
of his life, that he never SUFFERED his Mill
dren TO ATTEND Sabbath SCHOOLS I A
In conclusion, we ask the attention of every
friend of religious instruction and religious freedom.
to the extracts referred to. ugh responsibility rests
upon every parent, which ought not to be dismal.
ded at the ballot box.
Mr. Blanchard and Dr. Henderson,
again.---The Globe's mode of advo
cating the one and opposing the o
'Fite Globe of last week says:
, The coons seem, it is only pretence, to he in
good spirits, and have some faint hopes of carrying
their federal, yankee lawyer, from "down east."
We can promise our friends in the other counties
that blue light, honest John can't begin to run Ir
vin's vote in Huntingdon. • • • The whole
cry here is, "get out de way," wid your Yankee
lawyer—hurry for Capt. Henderson," dm.
This "gil out de way" talk the writer mu:glm
heard among the niggers, for whom he is known to
have a peculiar fondness. The above is followed
by a calculation which allows Mr. Blanchard but
500 majority in this county—Henderson 1200 cer
tain in Centre, 300 in Mifflin and 250 in Juniata.
This is, as the Globe intimates, for their "friends in
the other counties." We assure the Whigs of " the
other counties" that the Globe is only at its favorite
game of BRAG—and we pledge our word that no
candid man of either party sets Huntingdon county
down for less than 1500 for Honest John Blanch.
ard, and his sanguine friends claim 2000! Out
neighbor'. estimate of the other counties is ne
doubt as erroneous as that of Huntingdon.
As the Globe is silent about the PRINCIPLES
of the two candidates, we again give the true issue
between them, and we hope the readers of the
Globe will see it. We call upon our friends to
make it known to them.
JOHN BLANCHARD is the advocate of the
Protective Tariff Policy—the Whig Tariff of '4l.
He is in favor of the Distribution of the proceeds
of the Public Lands—a Sound National Curren.
cy—tht One-Term principle—Rotation in office,
Ire. If this is Federalism, he glories in it!
DR. JOSEPH HENDERSON is the advoeats•
of the condemned Sub-Treasury System, and the
Van Buren Policy, as practiced from 1837 to 1841..
He is in favor of the Annexation of Texas to the
United States, 4c. Mr. Blanchard is opposed to
No one, we trust, will be misled by such decep•
tive tricks and delusive cant as that which fills the,
Locofoco papers of this county. Let all bear isa
mind that the most vital interests of the country ark
at stake, and must be determined for weal or wo it
the approaching election.
In Oct. 1843, Aaron Hamilton of Sing Sing,
West Chester county, was taken suddenly sick in
the night with great pain in his bowels and stomach..
He took six Brandreth Pills, and in two hours took
four more. In a little time he threw up two worms,
and passed several downwards. He has enjoyed
good health since.
Purchase the genuine medicine of Wm. Stewart,
Huntingdon, Pa., and other agents published is
another part of this paper.
At hie residence in Hollidayedurg, on Sunday
morning, the 22nd of September ult., CHRISTIAN
GARBER, Esq., in the 69th year of his age.
On Sunday loet, in M'Connelletown, this county.
ISAAC VANDEVANDER, Eeq., at an advanced
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER,
(in this Borough.)
7 ♦. M. 2. P. K. 2 ►. K.
SEPT. 24 . . 38 72
25 51 73
26 . 52 65
27 42 58
28 -... 47 . . 47
29 . . 35 . . 45
90 --- - 47 • 65
a:i) . C.tfialaas).
FARMS FOR SALE.—Four very supe•
riot contiguous tracts of land, adjoining
Penn's Manor in Grecn township, Indiana
county, Pennsylvania, comprising 1290 or
The neighborhood is one of the best in the
county—the land is very fine—well adapted
to growing wheat , there is lime-stone and
coal in abundance on it. The proportion of
land now under cultivation is about one
third ; the remainder in woodland—timber
excellent—White oak, Hit kory, &c. They
are distant about 12 miles from the canal, 8
miles from the county town of Indiana, and
I mile from the village of Greenville, and
very convenient to mills, meeting-houses,
Thei:e is a flourishing German Settlement
in the immediate neighborhood. These
Lands will be divided into Farms to suit
purchasers. The title is pertect and the
terms will be accommodating. Such an op.
portunity of obtaining a fine farm—on ao
reasonable terms as the above will be offer
ed---seldom occurs in Pennsylvania.
0:7 - Apply to
EDW %RD SHOEMAKER,
Ebensburg, Cambria co., Pa.
October 2,1844.--3 t.
1114 REWAR 0.---Strayed or stolen from
the subscriber living in Huntingdon, about
the first of August last, a large red and
white cow, with small crannied horns, a
good deal of white along the back, red sides
and neck, spotted legs, and 5 years old ; sup
posed to have calved some time in the be
ginning of August. The above reward will
be given if said cow and calf are brought to
the subscriber, or for the cow only.
THOMAS C. MASSEY,
Huntingdon, Oct. 2, 1844.
IDLANK BONDS to Constables for Stay
4,g4 of Execution, under the new law, just
printed, and for /ale, at this tOrt;