Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, October 08, 1845, Image 2
THE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL. 4C uOne eountry, one constitution, one destiny.' LKlea crizo2k 11 cc zycil ufa Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1845 FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER. CAPT. SAMUEL 0, KARNS, OP H•l/PIIIN COUNT, Whig and Antimasonic County Ticket. ASSEMBLY. HENRY BREWSTER PROTHONOTARY, JAMES STEEL. REGISTER & RECORDER; JOHN REED. TREASURER, JOSEPH LAW. COMMISSIONER. WILLIAM BELL. CORONER. SAMUEL P. WALLACE. AUDITOR. SETH R. McCUNE. Anti-Division Ticket for Assembly, HENRY BREWSTER. ADOLPHUS PATTERSON. Mmes.—The 14th Election district named in the Sheriff's proclamation is composed of "Old" Springfield township, and includes, now, both Clay and Springfield townships, of which the citizens of said townships are requested to take notice. linutingdon Academy. The next Session of the Huntingdon Academy will commence on the 20th instant. Terms of tuition, &c., will appear in ournext. 13:7 The whole Whig ticket having been printed and sent out by us, we hope, our friends will be particular in making up their ticket, to leave out the name of It. A. McMurtrie, who has de, dined, and insert in lieu thereof that of Adolphus Patterson. Tickets have been printed with the names of HENRY Bum. ISTER, and ADOLPHUS PATTERSON, and will be circulated in all the townships. We hope our friends will see to this. Beware! Freemen, Beware!! ._ _ We have been credibly informed that Mr. Jere miah Cunningham has been exhibiting through some of the districts of this county a paper purport ing to be a bond to indemnify the tax-payers against ' increased taxation in the event of the Division of the county. Look out, tax-payers, for all these shallow impositions on the eve of the election.— We would not be surprised to eeo this HUMBUG BOND paraded in the columns of the Holliday. burg papers this week—just on the eve of the clue- I Goa, so that there will be no time to discuss its merits. Theis men feel conscious that the division of the county, will greatly increase the burdens of the people, and hence this attempt at deceiving them. Such bonds, as we said before, in a notice of this humbug movement, are not worth the paper on which they are written, for they can never be enfor ced in law. How could a suit be maintained on them 1 Who would be the plaintiffs 7 It is but another attempt to deceive the tax-payers of Hun tingdon county. These men presume largely upon the ignorance of the people when they expect to full them into their measures by se palpable a bum 'tug as this. Do they think the farmers of Hun tingdon county can be duped in this way, to raise the price of their town lots 7 Doe. a few specula tors at Hollidaysburg, whom we could name, who have declared that they would sell their property as coon as the Blair county bill passed, expect to de :leis° the poor man who has no property to sell, by his shallow devise, into paying art additional tax, ,t the purpose of enriching themselves 7 Does tome mon who stand around the corners of the 'nets, telling the Whig voters not to go for Henry lrewstr, because he voted against thelLocofoco caucus nominees last winter for U. S. Senator, ex pect to cajole Whip, even of the Big District, into the support of a man who has been the violent and unrelenting persecutor of the Whip ever since he entered the political arena! Do they expect this HUMBUG BOND to induce the freemen of this great county to elevate a Janus-faced hypocrite, who, if ever he does pretend to favor a measure they may approve of, would deceive them if in so doing he could advance his own personal or politi cal inteseate The people of this county are too intelligent to be deceived in this way—too intelligent to role against their own interests, for the purpose of advan cing the private interests of JAS. M. BELL, & Co. They are also honest, and cannot be induced by worthless bonds to go for a man who deceived his own neighbors lost winter, and who would do so again, if it were to his advantage. The people then of the whole county, are cautioned to be on their guard against the LAST cards that will be played off during the present week. ccr T. S. Mackey of Milton has consented to run on the Native American ticket for Senator in the Dauphin and Northumberland district. We had thought Mr. Mackey too good a Whig to lend his name for the purpose of defeating the Whig candidate in that district ; but we were mistaken in the man. lie will be moat effectually used up by this movement, and the Whig candidate Mr. Jortin tritunpliantly cleated. Important CORRESPOIVDEIVCE ! ! Declination of R. A. DitclVlortrio. Below we publish the declination of Col. R. A. McMURTRIE, as a candidate for Assembly. We regret, exceedingly that such a state of facts exist in Ode old " banner county," em seem nut only to demand but co.apel such a course; and null more do we regret that we must lees the services of a faithful Whig representative in the next session. Still, we must be allowed to say that we rejoice to !es that the Col. has played no dishooorable or craven pert. We doubt not many of hie counsel. lere would have been glad to see him, quietly, on the eve of the election withdraw, and thus leave a portion of his Whig friend. to act under the belief that he was still a candidate; but we can titigllTO him that his open, honorable and public comae, must and will command the respect of every lion , eat Whig. ft was no small sacrifice for him to make. The nominee of a large majority party, he cannot be supposed to have doubted his own success. Yet he felt there were earns intestine feeds, which were calculated to sorter the friendly and united action of his Whig friends—they asked him to decline—' he willingly steps from the field of honor and etrife, and not only without a murmur, but in truth with a simile, assuines his place among the people. Hie course is not only honotable, but dignified, and shows him a Whig—every inch a Whig. The reasons arraigned by the Colonel are such as to do him credit ; and clearly demonstrate that like a true Whig be is willing to lay self aside, to twee the Whigs and their manse, and deserves the thank, and gratitude of every lVhig in our county. We should like to ray a word in regard to the proceedings and letter of our upper end friends , but time and space forbids. We can only Bey, that the people of Hollidadaysburg have made the Issue —Division on the one hand and Anti-DivisiOn on ; the other—and we hope the people will ACT upon their suggettion. At a consultation held at a Sale on the farm of Capt, Milligan, in Scotch Valley on Friday the 2nd inst. it was resolved that P. Harman, C. Wilson, Joseph Shannon, and Joseph Smith, be a committee to wait on R. A. Mc Murtrie, and say to him that they app ova of his course in the Legisla• tore, particularly in regard to a division of this county. But in consequence of the Whigs in toe Legislature 'arraying themselves as a party against the division, and notwithstanding, they were warned that the consequences would be division and destraction to the party, and we en treated them for the sake of its peace to desist from their course, not one Whrg Senator could be prevailed on to go for the division. Per this reason, in the opin ion of all the Whig voters in the township with whom we have conversed, it would be the true policy of the Whigs favorable to a division of the county to vote for the ' democratic members favorable to said ob ject. In order to relieve us from any delicacy in so doing, we would must respectfully request you to withdraw from being a can didate at this time, if you can honorably and consistently with your views of pro priety do so. We are more anxious that you should do so, from the fact that in Iluntingdon and the lower end, they have organized and formed an anti-division ticket, and intend voting for it exclusively,. without respect to party. From this fact, and others in the pos session of your committer, they believe it is morally impossible for you to be elected, and they would much rather that you would withdraw, if you think you can honorably, than see you defeated. All of which is respectlully submitted by the committee. JOSEPH SHITN. JOSEPH SHANNON. C. ‘VILSON. PHILIP lIILEXAN. October Gth, 1845, COL. R. A. Mc%II:R7IIIE, Dear Sir t—The undersigned, in behalf of your IVhig fellow citizens who are fa vorable to the division of Huntingdon and Bedford Counties, take this method of in• forming you of the resolution to which they have come, and knowing you to be one of the friends of that measure, they will not permit themselves to doubt your willingness to obey their general wish. The action of the last Legislature upon the division question convinces us that we never can accomplish our object so lung as we adhere to party nominations and reject those means which fortune has pta• ced within our grasp. When our best interests demand that party lines should be broken, it would be foolish to remain within them. The party whose support we had a right to expect, deliberately sacrificed those in. terests. The hope of the division now rests upon the democratic party, your own legislative experience will convince you that from the Whigs we can expect nothing, and the a hugs of the lower end of the county have manifested their inten tion to withdraw their support front you, they have in connection with a few rene gade Loco-Focos, nominated Mr. Adol phus Patterson in your room, with Mr. Brewster ; with the evident intention of abandoning you, and at least to:that extent, breaking down the regularly nominated Whig ticket. Under these circumstances, and now that we have an opportunity of electing two Democr«ts friendly to the measure, you will see the reason of the painful necessity which induces us to ask you to decline running as a candidate for the Legislature. In making this request, we would as. sure you that we are actuated by no ea sons of a personal nature; fur your able and zealous exertions to accomplish the Division lost winter, we fee[ profoundly grateful, and we assure you there is no one in the whig ranks in whose support we would rally with more pleasure; and we hope that the day is not tar distant when we shall have it iu our power to re pay you fur the generous sacrifice which we now feel compelled to call on you to make. Joseph Dysart, Jonathan Hamilton, Joseph Reed, Joseph Smith, Joseph Shannon, Thomas Smith, Philip llileman, J. A. Landis, Joseph Baldrige, D C. Gibboncy, Harris Stewart, J. R. Martin, Wm. Shorn°, .1. W. M'Cord, Joshua Williamson, N. Hewit, D. Hewit,Jr., Alex. M. Lloyd, David 'rate, Joseph Kemp, S. L. Shop., Henry Learner, Joseph Hammer, W. F. Leech, Wm. Nelson, J. R. Johnston, E. Galbraith, John Cooper, Elliott Long, John Harnish, Ruddy Elliott, James Gard ner, A. Vantrics. Col. ZWlViurtrie's Answer. HOLLIDAYSBURG, Oct. 6th, 1845. To Joseph Smith, Joseph Shannon, N. pewit, Dr. J. A. Landis, Joseph 1.17. cart, and others: OENTLEMBN:—. I have received your letters of Friday the 2d and Monday the Gih inst., and let me assure you that f fully appreciate the flattering terms in which you have spoken of my efforts in favor of a division of the Counfy. In your letters you mention the exis tence of a state of feeling upon a question of no inconsiderable interest to the Whigs and Antimasons of this coirnty and, judging from the request in your fetters, that feeling is indicative of a desire on the part of our political friends, that I ehuulrl decline any longer remaining as a candi date for a seat in the next Legislature. In answer to your request, I must be permitted to preface that answer by a short statement of the facts and circum stances which have brought about this state of things, and briefly to give nn feelings and views as they have induced my Course. . . 'My name has been placed before the people as a candidate for a seat is the next Legislature by a large and respecta ble County Convention. That Conven tion, it is presumed, knew my views and feelings in relation to the division of this county. To that body, I express my humble gratitude for the honor they thus conferred upon rite. Another subsequent body mat and placed before the people a ticket opposed to the division of the county, by which body my colleague, Mr. Brewster, wag nominated: Thus tircumstanced, my situation has been an unpleasant one to myself and, as I feel assured, to my friends. Those who favored one view, have re garded one as in the way of their success, while those of the other side, have with as much apparent zeal held that I was equally in their way, and thereby leaving me in an unpleasant situation between the contending interests, though power- , less fur defence myself, arid only occupy. ing a place, which . the kind consideration of a full Whig Convention had conferred upon me. Such a position was not an enviable one. I could neither say nor do any thing which might shield Inc from the cen sure of the honest though nnsuspecting, and from the assaults of the prejudiced. I could not decline unsolicited by my Whig friends, without becoming obnox ious to similar asssaults; and placed upon the Whig ticket, as a Whig, I was willing to stand by that organization, and if I tell a victim to defeat on that ticket, I would patiently and proudly fall; fur I was born a Whig, have lived a Whig, and if reason lasts, I trust I shall die a - 11' Yet as I feel my humble inabilities to serve my friends and their cause as they desire, I have at any time been willing to lay aside the honor they have conferred upon me, should it be desired by them. Such a request, gentlemen, you now make, and knowing as I do your stand , ing and influence in the ranks of the Whig party; knowing, too, that you can desire nothing but the welfare of the Whig cause; the permanency of its organization and its ultimate triumph, and presuming that you see difficulties in the distance, which may nut be seen by nie, and which might prove disastrous to the immediate accom plishment of those desired results, I take this method to inform you, as well as the County Committee, and the Whigs gener ally, THAT I SHALL NO LONGER CONSIDER MYSELF A CANDIDATE FOR THE LEGISLA TURE, and request them so to consider it, and to take all means in their power to make the fact known. I am wait much respect, and consider• ation of the highest esteem, Yours, &c. ROBERT A. McM URTRIE. Whig Spirit _ - It is cheering to witness tho spirit that animates the Whigs every where on their local elections this tall. They appear to be fully awake to the impor tance of having Whigs elected to fill the different county offices, in Whig counties. This is right. Before the term for which some of the county offi cers to be elected on next Tuesday expire there will be a Gubernatorial end Presidential election, and it is of the greatest importance that Locofocoe be kept oat of prominent county offices, as they invariably use them for the success of Locofoco principles. The Whigs of the Stale are calling upon us through the press to stand firm to our principles, and to elect our county officers. Shall we do so The vote given lost fall for Clay and Markle in the county of Huntingdon sent a thrill of joy to every Whig heart in the Commonwealth. Let us then fellow Whigs, again gladden the hearts of our brethren throughout the State, by not only electing our ticket but by giving it an overwhelming major ity and thereby call forth from them the usual com pliment of 4 , well dcnc, noble Whigs of Old Hun tingdon." To the Pollo We will not have an opportunity of again nog ing the importance of the corning contest upon our reader.. Previous to our again inning the Journal the battle will be fought, and the victory won, if the NA trigs but de their whole duty'. Being deep ly improved with the importance of this election, We Would ournestlY call upon our Whig friends to make a vigorous rally on next Tuesday. Let no Whig stay at home. Turn out, end make an of fort to take your heighhor with you; It is an exalted privilege which freemen alone have, of choosing their own public officers, and we hope no one will neglect to use it on this occasion. This is the most important election which you have had in this county fof some years: Go to the Polls, then, Whigs, and vote for SAMUEL D. KARNS, for Canal Commissioner, end by so doing you will veto against the whole-sale system of plunder that has been carried on for years on the public Works. By so doing you will vete for reform and economy in this important branch of the public service. By voting for SAMUEL D. KARNS, You will be voting for one who is eminently QUALIFIED to perform the duties of the oilier, and one whose honesty and gentlemanly bearing has given him a character and standing boyond reproach. Go to the Polls. And vote for HENRY BREWSTER and ADOLPIIUS PATTERSON, and thereby settle now and forever the question of division, which has so long agitated the people of this county. We ask the whole People who are opposed to this scheme of enriching a few speculators, to rally on next Tuesday and defeat it at the Polls. If you allow "Janus" and Henry L. Patterson to be elect ed, your county will doubtless be divided, and the people will be burthened with an additional load of TAXES, all of which will go indirectly into the pocked of the Hollidaysburg PROPERTY 1101 - DERS, and be taken out of the pockets of the hard working farmers and mechanics of the county. It will also greatly increase the price of RENTS in the borough of Hollidaysbnrg, and in that way op press the POOR MAN, and those who, during the herd times, had their property sacrificed at Sheres sale, and bought up by these very man who now want them to pay additional taxes, for the purpose of increasing its value. This' will lie the result freemen, depend upon it, notwithstanding the HUMBUG BOND, by which they are attempting to deceive you into the belief that your taxes will not be increased. We ask you then, to turn out in your strength and test this question, Mr. M'Mut-: trio, one of the Whig candidates, having been So li c led to decline by the division men for thdt pur• pose. Go to the Polls Whigs of Huntingdon county, and elect all your candidates nominated to fill the county offices. They are all good men, and firm, unwavering Whigs. JAMES STEEL and JOHN REED now servo you in the offices for which they have again been put is nomination, and are conceded on all hands to bo "HONEST and CAPABLE." Turn Out then Whigs of Huntingdon county, and triumphantly re-elect these faithful public servants, and by so doing say unto them, in language not to be misunderstood; "well done, good and faithful servants." The rest of the ticket is also made by of good men—JOSEPH LAW, the candidate for Treas urer, and WILLIAM BELL, SAMUEL P. WALLACE and SETH R. M'CUNE, the can didates for Commissioner, Coroner and Auditor, are all fresh from the ranks of the people, and among the best men in the county. Te your posts then, Whig. of Huntingdon county, and sustain these candidates of your choice at the polls. It would be suicidal on the pert of Whigs to allow the enemy to gain the ascendency ha this hereto fore indomitable old Whig and Antimasonic court. ty. STAND BY YOUR TICKET and your organization. The great body of the ticket nomi nated by your representatives in County Conven tion, stands firm. One man has been withdrawn for the purpose of testing a local question. On that which remains, then, the contest will be made between the ‘Vhig and Locofoco patties. What, fellow Whigs, shall be the result? Shall the Whig ticket, made up as it is, of some of the beet men of your party be elected, or shall the county offices pass into the hands of your ancient enemies, and be used by them hereafter to advance the cause of the Locofoco party. We will await your answer at the polls on next Tuesday. " Janits"---Again. We had intended to hand this gentleman over to the people with the expositions we have heretofore made, in regard to hie course, but we have received a communication from a gentleman residing in one of the middle districts of the county, in which his two faced operations are ehown up in their true light. The communication would be inserted at length, with great pleasure, was it not that the crowd ed state of our columns, and the time at which it was received, renders it utterly impossible. After speaking of a short excersion he made through the townships of Franklin, Warriorsmark, Jackson and West, and of some errors that had got into the heads of the people in regard to the election this fell, the writer says " But when informed that they were in error, and so far as nor county was inter ested, it was a very important election;— and when the question was propounded to them, Are you satisfied to have your county divided ? To have the line of the proposed new county, run within five miles of the borough of Huntingdon The invariable indignant reply was NO. Then said I. Up, and doing—arise in your might,' for the .Bulls of Boashan' are upon you." " You may not be aware that ennsaries from your own town, hare been traversing these diggins' l speak of, and are striving by every means to delude the voters— but it is nevertheless true. Your 'Janus' and his friends are very•busy sad think they are sty. I find that where the people are awake, as to toe position of our polit ical alfilirs, these ' Devils in wolf skins" °feet to consider the result of the coming election as a mere matter of moonshine— of no consequence ! ! To stone, Janus is an anti-division man; says the subject will not he agitated the next session—that the old county, as is, is safe—that there is no necessity for a division—don't I live in Huntingdon? To others, he goes his death for division—urges upon the people the necessity of breaking up that 'DEN of THIEVES,' of 'SHARPERS & SCOUNDRELS' 'CUT- THROJITS anti ROBBERS,' HYPOCRITS and PHARISEES' which has so long dis graced the 'ancient tiorough of Hunting don! !" And again•!-- " Why, says Janus and his co•adjiadrs, divide the county, and then these emir —these JUDAS ISCARIOTS, will nut have anything to FEED ON! I" _ . . Iu relation to the operatimis of "Janus" and his Coadjutors in the upper end, Our cerrespondtut re mark. : ''Need I mention the course these folks take in the upper end of the county ? I truw not. The very High-Ways and By smell of their doings. They prom-' ise every thing. Oh, say they, .'elect Owin and 11. L. Patterson to the Leo. lature, and they will get the tounty divi ded—we will get 150,000 appropriated to complete a Dm'y Basin, no matter whether it is of any public utility or not; we will have the money among us; and the beet follow fob the most!! They do not tell the good folks of the upper end, that if the county should he divided, that ,their TAXES WILL BE MORE THAN DOUBLED, in addition to other expen ses. No; all this is kept bank, out of view of the Farmers, the real Taxpayers, they are to be now used." . This Janus-faced demsgogua who is willing to have the county cut up if it will but secure to him political advantage, is not content with betraying his neighbors last winter at Harrisburg, but Inuit traverse the county from one end to the other be stowing upon them the most foul and infamous epithets. Freemen, of Huntingdon, will you en dorse these vile slanders upon your fellow-citizens, by voting for Alexander Gwin, Esq.? This lan guage is about in keeping wit:t that which he be stowed upon the laboring men at the Iron work. 'iast fall, when he found they had not voted accord ing to his dictation, calling them PERFE C T SL AYE 9. lAre suppose he thinks he con brow. beat the iotets into his support by calling them hard names: Some time since Le marred his friends at the upper ant?, that he would bring the party into his support in the lower end under WHIP and SPUR." Democrat., of the lower and, can you be goaded on by thie demagogue to vote against your own interest. Wo think not.— We apprehend Irom the Movertienfe of the people, that "Janus" will find when ha begins t, put the " SPURS" to his party, thaws will be a general backing out of the traces. The people have found out, notwithstanding Mr. Gwin's tri-faced career; WHO AND WHA THE For the Huntingdon Journul. To the Tax-Payers of Zuntingdnii' County. A crisis has arrived in our county affair. which require. us to lay aside our party prejudices, and to act vigorously in defence of our interests. It is probably known to most of you that on insidious plan has been laid by the property holders in and about Hollidaysburg, to defeat the election of Mr. Brewster, and thus to elect two members to the Legislature favorable to the division of the county. This plan is not a party measure, but Whigs and Democrats are both concerned in executing it. Under these circumstances, already pressed down with the weight of taxes imposed on us, we feel it to be our duty to warn you of the danger impend ing, and call on you to exert yourselves to the ut most at the coming election to defeat the unhal lowed scheme alluded to. The matter in so plain, that in the event of a division of the county, our taxes for county pur poses must be doubled, or nearly so, that it would be an insult to your understanding to argue the case. Must not the flame number of officers be paid, and the same court expenses born by the few who remain in tho old county, which is now paid by the whole? The distance from the seat of *- ewe, and the large amount of business, aro not the real cause. why a division is asked for. On these grounds the lower end of the county has more cause to complain. But the truth is, that large speculations in property in and about Hollidays burg have been gone into by monied individuals and companies, and it would bo a very convenient operation if they could gull the farmers throughout thecounty, and prevail on them to assist in getting them out of the scrape, as the additional tax would be quite a mall matter for each. Much argument might be used to show the folly of cutting up coun ties, thus lessoning their influence and respectabili ty, and inrreasing their taxes; but your own good sense will doubtless anticipate any suggestions we could make on the subject. We merely ask who is to be benefited by the division? Is it the people at large, or only a few property holders and office hunters? Let sound discretion decide. Rally then for ' , Old Huntingdon," and allow tho Legislature that you are opposod to a division of the county, by electing Henry Brewster and Adol phus Patterson as your representatives, without re gard to party namee, pjThe"wurtrrtra WHELPS" of the Hollidays- burg Standard, who have been barking at our heole ever since we commenced the conduct of the Jour nal, come out in their last number asking for the sympathy of the public. We hope it will be ex tended to them in their diatresa. A young fop, about starting down to New Or leans, proposed to purehase a life preserver. 4, Oh, you'll not want it, suggested the elerh--“bozs of wind don't sink." j The edit°, of the "Hollidaysburg Register" would feign make his readers believe that we have' been attempting to "pick" a personal quarrel with him. This we deny. We have been attempting, it is true, to infuse into him sane Whig spirit, arid staled in air fleet allusion to his course, that we desiredhim to take the Amid" in this campaign. Wo were desirous to see him take an open, bold, and manly stand for the ticket put in nomtoption by our friends, as well for his own personal elven tage as for the good of the party, and he Miami° , believe it wits all dictated by a desire to - bare him out of the way as a rival. A tiny sage conclusion truly! We have not looked upon the Register as a rival Wirig press during this campaign. We have no desire to "quarrel" pereonally 'with the editor of any paper, much less whh the editor of the Register, who hos been a Whig, but we now learn that no other kind of welfare is 'fashionable' among editors in this meridian. We were first attacked by 4he locofoco editors as an interloper, and straightway the Whig of "ten 'cars standing," who fancies his importance to he such ii great annoyance to us, pounces upon no with the Woe gentlemanly and manly argument. His "modestY," he gravely informs us, was his ex cuse for not supporting the Whig ticket, end recom mended us to "mind our own business," and let the interests Of the Party take care of themselves. We are sorry that the consistency of a Whig of "ten years standidg," did riot prevent him from spenly opposing that ticket. We stated in our no tice of the Locofoco ticket, that in our opinion so man who voted for Jae K. Polk, and against the Tariff of 1842, could b 6 elected to otBtce in the county of Huntingdon. ihiiWhig, and "nothing else," of the Register, replied for, that piing, by making a direct thrust at Merit.) Brewster, one of the Whig candidate for tiro Legislature. This he followed up in his next number, by' renewing the charge upon Mr. Brewster, and charging us with' being the organ of the Anh-Division intermit. which ho knew to be false when ho penned it. We then made another attempt to break the mesmeric spell with which he appearisil to be bound, and called upon him to take an open, bold, sad manly stand in favor of the whole ticket; to due above the paltry consideration of the price of town low, and manfully sustain the interestsof his party. The editor of the Register replied by making rAr.sis and ungenerous issertionsid regairi tti our social relations, for the truth of which we tuna him and his cowardly cerrespondent to' tlii proof. IS we mistake net, the name of that correspondent hoe Ibecome rather 100 obnoxious for the "public eye." This "original anti-mason," who sake the Anti masons of Huntingdon county to withdraw their support from us, is at this very time supporting the whole locofoco ticket, with the patriotic purports) of breaking up the Whig and Anti-masonic party. Wes it not our duty to keep the party informed of what was transpiring in the political wield? WA think it was as much our duty to inform the Whig party of this defection on the part of Mr. Jones, es it was ef the patriotic individuals who arrested Ma jor Andre, to inform the American Army of the contemplated treason of Benedict Arnold—as much Our duty to do so, es it was for the Whig press te proclaim to their readers the treason of John Tyler, who, like the Register man was found cooncelling and plotting with the enemies of Whig principles, and for selfish and mercenary motives, attempting to break down the Whig party. The Register man says that prithepti vie fear he may have ocateion to place his gigaratiC foot spun our dimintitlire toes, on account, as he alleges, of our belonging to a secret society. We have only to say to this . Modern Goliah, that although we may be but of the stature Of little David, upon' whom lie, as did Goliah of old, looks down with' contempt, wo may still have in our sling a missile that will chatter to pieces the armour of Bell-mettle by which he fancies himself safely secured, if he is desirous to have a personal qu'irrel with us. The Register man says that we will find out be; fore we are as long in the county ea hi hair been; that the Whig party does not approve our course. The "wish was father to that thought," Mr. Jones. We have been but a short time in the county, and we have already found out that the Whig party del approve our course, having received the strongest' and most satisfactory evidence of the fact, in the . way of rapidly increasing patronage. We have no . fear abusing the patronage or confidence of the Whig party, by going it straight for the men and principles of that party. Ho whe as attached to "eocret society" of mercenary speculators, who re quire him to "lay low" oa all subjects, with the ox. oeption ofan occasional stab at the party which he professes to support, alone need fear a decline of public favor. The only "satisfactory sentences" which the Bell-gripe has allowed the Register meet who, together with his skulking correspondent. calla upon the Whigs and Antimasons to withdraw from us their Ripped, hue been an attack upon one of the Whig eandidotes, and an attempt to throw (intrust upon our course, fearing that our steady ad herence to the whole ticket, might have the effect of electing it, and defeating the one formed by the renegade, and thereby give us come "importance," as a faithful eenti net on the watch tower of our po. htical Rion, We caution the editor of the Register, and his irresponsible correspondent, who, we believe, re ceived a practical demonstration at one time of the lore the "original Antimasons" of Huntingdon county had for him, to bo careful of the WO they make of their gigantic "toe smashers," or we may hove occasion to show up some ofthe secret upper. aliens of this Bell-tribe, in a light that they may not desire. The Lexington (Ky.) Obeerver brings the me!• encholy intelligence of the suicide, by shooting himself with a pistol, of the lion. JOHN WHIT., known end esteemed as the Speaker of the Noun of Representatives in the 27th Congress of the %Red States. Cau.e, personal emberrassment., We regret to state that a man named Jaren grim., from Hagerstown, a condedtor on ens of the burden trains, was instantly killed yesterday og the rail road about throe miles from this borough. The cars we understood ran off the track, and fear. tag danger ha leaped off and striking the fence along the road was thrown backward under the wheels. He was horribly mangled anddied insta4tlyy —Carlisle &raid & Oar miter.