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Wednesday, August 12, 1846,
Whig Candidolc for Canal Commissioner,
ECTVircelate the Documents.
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ed to subscribers for three months
at FIFTY CENTS, in advance.
We make this proposition for the
accommodation of those who may
desire a paper until after the elec
Cr Our regular subscribers will confer a favor
upon us, by mentioning the above proposition to
their neighbors.
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"Repeal I RePeall"
The Locofucos having, by their recent action,
shown beyond all cavil or dispute, that as a party
they are against Protection and in favor of Free
Trade, it now becomes dm duty of all who desire
the REPRAL of the present British Free Trade Bill
to join in at once with the Whigs to effect that de
siiable object. The Whig Senators and Represen
tatives in Congress have, with but two single ex
ceptions (one voting under instructions) cast their
votes against McKay's Bill; thus proving to the
world that they are the only National Party upon
which the Laborers of the country can depend for
protection against the Pauper Labor of Europe.
This broad and distinctive fact, says the Daily
Chronicle, opens up the future prospects of the
Whig party. They are bright and promising.—
Mr. Polk and his adherents have fairly entered
upon a course of policy—practically entered upon
it, which, the more it is tried and understood, the
mote general will be the acknowledgement, that the
conservative principles of the Whig party are essen
tial to the salvation and prosperity of the country.
Every step in this practical development, will work
u gain to the Whig cause. Every crash that pros
perity suffers, will strengthen the cry for Repeal of
the infamous measure by which it is caused. Every
working man whose labor and wages aro reduced
for the benefit of the foreigners, will rise in honest
indignation at the men who have thus robbed him,
until the masses of the people, with an unanimity
equal to that which pervaded the land in 1840, will
hurl from power the political gamester. who have
betrayed at d ruined them, and re-establish s the
Whig Tariff of 1842.
The issue is fairly presented, and it is upon the
Tariff. McKay's law can only be repealed by a
Whig ascendency in the National Councils. And
if the Domccracy of Pennsylvania are determined
upon a reral, a+ we feel confident they are, it must
he done by creating an ascendancy of Whig princi
ples and men. In all this the prospects of the
Whig party become bright and promising. But
to realize them, the old and broad principles of the
party must be assumed and sustained. There must
be no temporizing, no factitious amalgamations, no
sacrifice or position or principle to the hope of tent
porary or local aid. The same banner that was
triumphantly unfurled in 1844, must be laid to the
breeze again. The same principles which were
then avowed, must be re-avowed. Then the peo
ple will feel that triumph will be safety, honor, and
prosperity to the country.
This body assembles in the Old Court House at
2 o'clock this afternoon. In our next we will be
able to give the Ticket which may be put in nom•
ination by the Convention. The proper spirit pre.
veils among the delegates. The only desire evinced
is, for the welfare and success of the S.Vltig party,
and the triumph of its conservative principles.
Tins evening there is to be a grand rally of the
Whigs to ratify the doings of the Convention, and
to du such other things as the good of the pa, ly
may seem to require. Let all attend. Spirited
speeches may be erpec'ed.
cCe The Globe is the only Locofoco paper in the
Stoic, that we have seen, that has the hardihood to
attempt to shift the responsibility of the repeal of
the Twill of 1842 from the shoulders of the Loco
taco party. Shame upon you, neighbor, you should
not so underrate the intelligence of the community
in which you are located.
We sincerely regret the loan of those Mifflin
county proceeding. Could nut some good Loco
foes furnish our Mend of the Democrat with a
verbatim copy of the missing preamble and reso
0:1. The Hon. Jas. Pollock has been unanimously
renominated for Congress by the Whigs of Union
cc/. Hon. John Blanchard has our thanks for a
copy of lion. A. Stewarts speech on the TarilC--
We shallot a future time give our readers a portion
of this very able speech.
The Christian Chronicle.
We have received the first number of a largeand
neatly printed leper, with the above title, edited by
0. W. ANDEII.O24 j- published by S. H. CLARK,
No. 79, Bock street, Philadelphia. The Chronicle
is intended to supply the place of the Baptist Re
cord, and to be devoted to the interests of that highly
-respectable and rapidly increasing sect ef Chris
tians. We commend the Chronicle to the favors. ,
Lie attention of the members of the Baptist ',emu
slim throughout this county.
The Whigs of Blair county herd a county Meet
ing in Hollidaysburg on the evening of the 29th
ultimo, which was numerously attended.
GEO. SCHNIU( KER, Esq., of Woodberry,
presided. Jose EnoTfrantinx, Esq., from the
Committee appointed for the purpose, reported a
series of resolutb no, breathing the true Whig spirit,
which were unanimously adopted, and from among
which we extract the following:
Bose/serf, That in Gsx. WINFIELD SCOTT, the
people of the United States, have a man eminently
qualified for the office of President, and that his
services in the field and in the councils, prove hire
to be a man of sound head and honest heart, who
would do honor to the country, and manage her
affairs with wisdom--who would fulfil the dying
injunction of the lamented Harrison : wish you
to understand the true principles of the Government.
I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more."
Resolvtd, That 0/e have undiminished confidence
in the integrity and ability of Gen. James Irvin, of
Centre county ; and that we recommend him to the
Whig. of Pennsylvania, as a suitable person to
lead the Whig army in the contest for Governor
of Pennsylvania in 1847.
Resoh4cl, That in JAMES M. Pow En. the people
have a man eminently qualified for the office of
Canal Commissioner, and that his election to that
office would greatly advanto the interests of the
Commonwealth. He is pledged to one term, and
would not delay the appointments to secure a sec
ond nomination.
The meeting was addressed by Mena Canon,
Esq., of Cambria county, Capt. R. Lowry, Joseph
Stufft, and John Tenn Jones, Esq . . of Blair.
Mifflin County.
The Whigs of Little Mifflin held a.County Mee
ting on the 31st ult,, at Lewistown, which we aro
informed was a very spirited affair. The lion.
bores Coons, of Adams ( ounty, addressed the
meeting in his usual argumentative and eloquent
style. He held the audience in breathless attention
for the space of over an hour, while be recounted
the frauds and deceptions practiced upon the pro
/le, by the leaders of the locofoco party, during the
late Presidential contest. A series of spirited reso
lutions speaking in the highest terms of General
Score, and in favor of a Protective Tariff and the
nepear, of the present British bill, were passed
Also the folloning, in relation to the centlidate Of
this district:
Resolved, That we have undiminished confidence
in the honesty, integrity. and sound Political princi
ples of our present Representative in Congress, the
Hon. John illanchaid, and that we recommend him
to the Whigs of this Congressional district for re
co' The Locos of Mtn County have instructed
their Conferee to support lien. A. P. Wilson for
The Globe at Its Old Tricks Again.
Of all the Locofoco papers we have seen since
the passage of M'Kay's bill, the Huntingdon Globe
is the only one that attempts to shift the response.
bulky of the measure. It recklessly charges insin
cerity upon the Whig party ; attributes its passage
to Whig influence; and reiterates the assertion that
" 'ritzy (the locofocos) AIIE AP goon TArtiry MEN
AS THE Winos." To those not already acquainted
with the fact this must seem incredible. Let them
read the editorials and communications in the Globe
of last week, and they will see it there even more
strongly than we have stated it.
How hypocritical a course for a paper professing
fi iendship for the FaritT of 1842. It is but a repe.
tition or continuation of the base fraud by which
Pennsylvania was sw:lidled out of bet vote in 1844.
With these professions on tho part of all the Loco
foe° leaders, orators and editors, Pennsylvania was
induced to cast her vote for " Polk, Dallas, Texas,
Oregon, and the Turd' of 42 !I" The Globe pre
sumes FO largely on the credulity and greenness of
its readers, as to expect to DECEIVE THEM
Let us recur for a moment to the campaign of
1844. The Whigs told the people Mr. Cloy was
the father of the American System. TheLocofoco
editors pronounced this a " Whig LIE ;" wo told
them Mr. Polk was a Free Trade man, opposed to
the Tariff of '42. They denounced this as "another
hig LIE!" We backed our assertion by his
speeches before the people of Tennessee, and by
his votes in Congress. They declared these all
" Whig FORGERIES," and produced Mr. Polk's
letter to Mr. Kane to prove that "Mr. Polk was a
Letter Tariff man Man Mr. Clay They
claimed the Tariff of 1842 as a Democratic mea
sure, as much so as the admission of Texas and the
tehole of Oregon ;" and inscribed it upon their
banners, and carried them through the streets in
open day light! Every denial and exposure of this
iniquitous fraud upon the democracy was branded
as " infamous Whig falsehoods." Itonest and can
did reader, are these things not so? Ydu certainly
have not forgotten them ; the shouts for " Polk,
DALLAS and the Tariff of '42," have scarcely
yet died upon the ears of Pennsylvanians.
With these palpable facts storing them in the
face, our neighbors of the Globe attempt to deceive
their readers still further in a matter so vital to
their interests—they beg of the Democrats to stick
to their party, with on assurance that the Tariff of
1846 cannot stand—that the very men that voted
for it, will, before six months, propose a radical
alteration of it. Virtually they say—" 0 dear, de
ceived toiling millions, don't take it hard—just be
lieve us again; wo are your dear, loving democratic
friends, the uniform and steadfast friends of the
laboring classes—ever ready to extend to Penn
sylvania industry ample protection. Don't listen
to those rascally, lying, traitorous British Whigs--
they want to deceive you for your votes—remem
ber that we are your real friends, and they your
oppressors. Do just vote for us again, for we will
lose our power if we lose you."
It won't do, neighbor. " A burnt child dreads
the fire;" and rest assured you will not be able to
deceive the hard-fisted yeomanry of the country
again by your heartless professions. Our word for
it, all who consider their own interest before the
success of a corrupt party, will leave the fold and
the trammels of Locofocoism. They cannot but
see that by deception and fraud they obtained the
power to OPPRESS, and by further slurp and
inct.rrrov,they intend to ENSLAVE the laboring
' classes of the North.
The Globe and the Tariff.
The position of parties on the question of the
Tariff, having been rendered Ito plain that " A way
faring man, though a Poor.; could not err therein,"
our neighbors of the Globe and their advisers came
to the conclusion that it would be necessary to get
up some new deception to prevent a total dismem
berment of their party. Accordingly the the Gldbe
of last week belabors the Whigs most awfully be.
cause Senator Jarnagin, of Tennessee, voted for
the British Tariff of 1846, in pursuance of IN
STUCTIONS from the LOC OPOC 0 Legisla
ture of his State ! ! We also condemn Mr. Jarnagin
for his vote, as he had no business to obey instruc
tions from Locofocos, contrary to his own convic
tions. He has proved recreant to his party and his
country ; and could not be elected to the office of
constable by the aid of our vote. Dare the editor
of the Globe say as much in regard to all the Loco
cofoco, who voted for the bill of destruction 1'
But this onslaught upon the traitorous Jarnagin
and the universal Whig party come. with exceed
ing had grace from the Globe editor; for the pro
ceedings of the Senate, published in the same paper,
show that when the vote was taken on ordering the
bill to be engrossed for a third reading—(usually
the lead)—the result was a tie—every vote for en
grossment being Locofocoa and every Whig voting
in the negative except Mr. Jarnagin, who did not
vote at all on that question. Mr. Dallas then row
and gave his reasons for supporting the bill, and
gave his casting vote in the affirmative.
Thus the bill was ordered to a third reading; the
question afterwards being on its final passage, Mr.
Jarnagin obeyed his instructions and voted for the
bill, knowing that it would pass; this vote was 28
yeas to 27 nays. Had Mr. Jarnagin not voted there
would have been a tie again, and Mr. Dallas again
hail the casting vote.
The Globe will not venture to say that Mr. Jar_
aegis should have voted against the new Free Trade
bill, in violation of the instructions of hie constit
uents. 'rho inconsistency of that paper would be
too palpable; for it aeeerte at the same time in
another column, that Mr. Haywood, of North Car
olina, was instructed by the Whig Legislature Of
that State. He would not obey the instructions,
but RESIGN.; and for this conduct Mr. Haywood
is eulogized by the Huntingdon Globe and do.
nounced as "an apostate and a deserter" by the
Washington Union. The statement of the Globe
is false—Mr. Haywood received no such instruc
tions, but we take the argument grounded thereon
for the present occasion. Whet was so perfectly
right in Mr. Haywood, must needs have been equal_
ly right it: Mr Jarnagin. Well then ; had Mr. Jar
nagin resigned as did Mr. Haywood, the vote on
the final passage would have been the same as on
the order for engrossment, when Mr. J. did not vote
—27 to 27—a tie. Will the Globe say that Mr.
Dallas would not have given the casting vote in the
affirmative, and thus passed the bill?
The Sub-Treasury Passed.
The Sub-Treasury bill passed the Senate finally
on the Ist inst., by the following vote :
YEAB.—Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Achison, Ather
ton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Calhoun, Cam
eron, Cass, Chalmers, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield,
Hannegan, Houston, Lavis, Niles, Pennybaeker,
Rusk, Semple, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Taney,
Wescott. Yulco-28.
PLtv s.—Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Cilley, Clayton,
J. M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton,
Evans, Green, Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson of
Md., Johnson of Le., Mangum, Miller, Morehead,
Pearce, Phelps, Simmons, Upham, Webster, Wood-
Well, the Locos have now got their darling Sub-
Treasury, but what are they to put into it I They
have already squandered all the surplus revenue,
and run the country at least FORTY or FIFTY
MILLIONS IN Dahl. ! As the National Intelli
gencer remarks—"lt is about as wise a step as if a
man having a peck of coin to grind should set
about building a mill for his own use!
THE WAREHOUSE BILL has also passed
finally. This bill is inteded for the erection of
warehouses at the several ports, for the especial ac
commodation of BRITISH importers! who are to
have the priviligo of storing their foreign goods in
the warehouses for one year without paying the
duty on them.
The President has vetoed the River and Harbor
bill, which made large appropriations for the im•
provements of Western i fivers and harbors; and the
Land 13ill was killed on Wednesday in the House
of Representatives. Tho west went with the south
for Free Trade, and the Southern President and
southern members are now paying them off by de
feating every great Western measure. Some of the
Western members now say that if the Tariff was
still pending they would vote againt it. Like Brin
kerhoff did, we suppose! Out upon such party
slaves.—Pa. Intelligence,
Will be paid for the most plausible lie with which
to humbug the people of Pennsylvania, and got
their attention turned from the Tariff question be
fore the next election. Proposals may be directed
to Polk, Dallas or Duchanan,who flatter themselves,
front the experience they have had in such work,
that they shall be able to give general satisfaction.—
Lebanon Courier.
" A Working Democrat" who asserted in the
lust number of the Globe that Mr. Haywood was
instructed by the Whig Legislature of his State to
vote for McKay's bill, should send on his proposals
at once, and thus end his labors (of seeking office)
for the present. He may have some trouble about
the plausibility of the thing, but a Alter lie, we yen
ture to assort, cannot be told by any Locofoco in
the State. By a little additional labor however,
he may hatch up something more plausible, and in
which he will be less liable to be caught.
(0 - • Mr. Cass, U. S. Senator from Michigan, not
only voted for McKay's British Tariff bill, but he
voted against any and every amendment proposed
by the friends of Protection ! This course utterly
crushes the General's political prospects in the
North, and renders his chances for the Presidency
very slim, indeed! So we m.).
From Washington—A Pacific
Message Concerning Mexico.
Correspondence of the Po. Inquirer.
WAsuiscyros, August 5, 1846,
I have just been infornied that the President htis
sent a mesnge to the Senate, embracing a proposi
tion to send a Messenger of Peace to Mexico—de
terms, however, to secure California by way of in
demnity to the United States. The .novement has
creates quite a sensation, and is the theme of all
believed that Mexico Is willing to receive a
Commissioner or Minister from this country.
Thero is a rumor that a Commissioner from Mex
ico has arrived, bringing an offer of his Govern
ment that it will receive a Minister, and assent to
terms of pea ce.
It is also rumored that Mr. Polk has submitted
to the Senate, that he will send Mr. Slidell as Min
ister to Mexico, if the Senate think proper, and he
will ask of Congress an appropriation of three Mil
lions of dollars, to purchade some of the Westtrn
departments of the Mexican Republic.
Tho rumor gains strength that the French Spoli
ation Bill will be vetoed. This would indeed be
sad, as the passage of the Bill by both Houses,
after so severe a struggle, has revived the deferred
hopes of thousands. Such an act would be cruel
under the circumstances.
Mr. Slidell hos returned from Saratoga to Wash
Correspondence of the Baltimore American.
WASHINGTON, August 7, 1846.
The now Cherokee Treaty was laid before the
Senate to-day. The particulars has not transpired
in full, but it is understood to be an amicable set
tlement of all differences between the Eastern and
Western Cherokees, and will result in a reconcilia
tion of all those who have been so long alieniated.
The argument before the Commissioners (Messrs.
Armstrong, Paris and Burke) hardly gave promise
of so amicable a conclusion of the controversy.—
Nor are the panics altogether satisfied, but as the
case was submitted in good faith for arbitration,
there is no disposition to depart from it. A spirit
of compromise appears to have guided the conclu
alone arrived at. The Seunter will have the settle
ment of some minor questions growing out of the
new treaty. About $117,000 will have to be ap
propriated at once, to meet the provisions in the
Treaty, and ultimately absorb $1,560,000. The
Treaty was referred to the Indian Committee
Senate I believe have acted upon the Mex
ican Message submitted in confidence by the Presi
dent of the United States three days ago. Tho
Senate, after long debate, propabty concurred in the
following recommendations, concerning which ad
vice was asked by the President. The Senate
probably recommended
-Ist. That a minister, or ministers, be sent to
Mexico for the purpose of negotiating a treaty of
peace with that country and with power to settle all
questions of boundary and of claims.
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2d. That there be an appropriation to carry the
above recommendation into effect; and that $2,000-
000 be appropriated.
Congress will be asked, it is said, to make this
appropriation, and to that end a secret message will
be sent to the House, upon which, as in the case of
purchase of Louisiana, the House will be expected
to sit with closed doors.
This, I believe, is substantially what has been
agreed upon by the Senate. I doubt much whether
the President has received any proposition from
Mexico, or whether any mediation has been offered
by England, though I hear it said that England has
advised the suspension of hostilities between the
two countries in order to clear the way for a pro-
position for peace,
lief; .- 81. Dallas.
The gentleman, whose name heads this article,
is receiving the most hearty condemnation from all
parts of the Commonwealth for having given his
casting polo against the interests of his native State,
and in favor of the BRITISH TARIFF BILL of
Mr. McKay. We have always believed that when
the test came, the Vica President, looking forward
as he is, to the Presidential Chair, would prefer his
party to his country, and have not therefore been—
in the least deceived in regard to his vote. Wo
make the following extracts speaking of the passage
of the Bill, and the Vote of Mr. Dallas, from the
Harrisburg Argus,—heattoforo a leading Locofoco
pdpor, and ono that went it strong for "Polk and
Dallas" In 1844,—f0r the benefit of our neighbor
of the Globe, especially ; as he is the only one in
this community who has the brazen faced effron
tery, to charge the passage of McKay's Bill to any
but the Locofoco Senators, aided by the casting vote
of the Vice President. The Argus says:
" In our last wo announced, in a brief postscript,
the passage through the Senate, by the costing vote
of the Vice President, of M'Kay's bill for the des
truction of the tariff of 1842. This bill is now
the law of the land. Pennsylvania has been, in
this instance, both excelvsD AND is ETEATED. The
promises which were made in 1844, that her inter
ests would be protected, have been most atria ULARLY
DISREOARDED ; and it would appear tram the ar
rangement of the present bill, that she has been par
ticularly selected as the victim to southern absttac
The Argus, in an article devoted entirely to Mr.
Dallas, again says:
" His speech which wo publish to-day, does not
in the least palliate the enormity of his offence.--
Notwithstanding his assertion to the contrary, ho
had it in his power to protect Pennsylvania from
the prostrating effects of the bill for which he vo•
ted. It was expected before he was called on to
give his vote, that there would be a tie. He had
himself prepared his speech in anticipation of that
event. We say, therefore, and the vote of the Sen
ate proves it, that ho had it in his power to mod
ify the bill in favor of Pennsylvania, by telling
its friends that he should vote against it, unless
such modification was made. Where then was his
love of Pennsylvania? Swallowed up in subser
viency to Southern dictation.
It is folly for the few presses that exhibit more
devotion to rowan than to tho redemption of
enextisas, or to the maintenance of PRINCIPLES, to
laud Mr. Dallas for his vote in favor of the bill.—
The mass of the people of Pennsylvania aro not
quite so ignorant as these presses seem to presume,
as not to know that he had it in his power to pro
tect their interests. They know that the power was
in his hands. They know that he betrayed their
interests. They feel deeply the effects of the
offence. They will remember the ofli3nder for all
time to come."
cO" A Locofuco Tariff mooting came off at Pitts
burg last week, of which a rich account is given in
the Pittsburg papers, Judge WILKINS presided,
but the material of the meeting was of so discordant
o nature, that after some beautiful fights between
the members of the party," the candles wore
blown out and the mooting broke up amid uproar
and confusion. Another specimen, wo suppose, of
the perfect harmony which pervades the ranks of
the Democracy !"
A Page tram the Past.
Will you permit me to occupy a email apace in
your " Journal," while I repeat the lesson which
was inscribed upon a page of the peat/
Experience is said to be a good though a severe
schoolmaster. if her teactihiga are neglected and
forgotten, they might as well have been written on
the running stream. Would we, therefore, preserve
the wise lessons of the past, we must turn over its
leaves and gather, rind keep its truths.
One of the greatest misfortunes, of the present
day, which attends every effort for good, is that,
our people are too willing to believe and disbelieve.
In politics, in particular, one party, believes of
course what is said by its friends; and disbelieves
ihat is said by its foes—they never ihvestigate
into the truth of either—but take for granted the
firet, is true, the latter, false.
But as I do not wish to Mato My cdmihunication
too long, I Mast stop ray generalizing, and Comb
down to the case in point.
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During the electioneering campaign of 1844,
great efforts were edade it, prove that James K. Polk,
was not only a Tariff man but also that ho was in
favor of the " Tariff of 1842 ; " and a certain let
ter written by him to J. K. Kane, wan pointed to as
evidence sufficiently conclusive of the fact. I said
then that no elan of one grain of common sense
who understood the English language, could sup
pose that letter meant any such thing. In order
therefore that the pedplo thight be able properly to
understand that letter—l prepared the following
copy of it, and published it with the annexed re
marks, so that every honest man who would inves
tigate might not be deceived upon a subject, that I
then, and still think, was of the most vital impor
tance to the prosperity of our State. That portion
of this letter in Roman type, in the "Kane Litter"
—and that part in "italic type," Mr. POlk's own
explanation of that letter.
For the preparation and publication of this letter
I was charged with being a " Forger," and " Fur
-1 gery," and falsehood and hypocrisy, were heaped
upon my herd, by some paltry, time serving knave,
who had free use of the editorial columns of the
Globe. I was " a forger" because I hod altered
Polk's letter. Now I admit that "the fraudulent
alteration of a writing to the prejudice of an
other's right," is forgery ; if my alteration was
prejudicial to right, or truth, I was a forger. If it
was not, lie who assailed me was a cool, calculating,
unmitigated falsifier, and slanderer.
I now desire, friend Clark, that you will give this
a place in your paper, and also, the page from
[the past," that the citizens of this town and county
may be able hereafter, to come to something like
the troth, as to which party seeks honestly to lay
facts before them, and which endeavors to deceive
them with falsehood. I ask the people of this county
to read it carefully; then ask themselves which
party told them the truth in the contest of 1844.
A. W. B.
cot.tiluntA, Tennessee,
June 19,1844.
DEAR SIB:-1 have received recently
several letters in reference to my opinions
on the subject of the tariff, and among
others yours of the 30th ult. My opin
ions on this subject have been often given
to di,. public. They are to be found is
my public acts, and in the public discus.,
sions in which 1 have participated. "the
difference between the course of the Whig
party and myself is, that whilst they are
the advocates of distribution and a pro
tective Tar if measures which I CONSI
DER RUINOUS to the country and es
pecially to the interests of the planting
states, I have: s'eadily OPPOSED BOTH.
—All who have observed my course, know
that 1 have at all times been OPPOSED
opposed to the Protective Tail: of 1828,
and voted against it.— f rooted for the act
T.9RIPP of 1828 to lower rates. That
AS MUCH ae I desired."
I am in favor of a Tariff for revenue,
such a one as will yield a sufficient amount
to the Treasury to defray the expenses of
the Government economically administer..
ed. "I am opposed to the act of 1842
not regarding it to be a revenue tarif but
in many of its provisions highly protective
and oppressive in its character. lam in
favor of the restoration of the comprom
ise act of 1833." In adjusting the details
of a revenue tariff, I have heretofore sanc
tioned such moderate discriminating du•
ties, as would produce the amonut of rev
enue needed, and at the same time afford
reasonable incidental protection to our
home industry. lam opposed to a tariff
for protection merely, and not for revenue.
voted for the act of 1832 PECAUSE
it reduced the tariff of 1828 to lower rates.
.l voted for the act 2d of March 1833, (the
compromise act) which REDUCED the
rates of the,act of 1832 to STLL LOW.
ER RATES and Innaut naoncirr them
down to apoint at ;which no article was
after the 30th June, 1842 to be suhject to a
duly higher thou 20 PER CENT. This
was the law when the Whig Congress came
unto power. My own opinion is that wool
should be duty free."
Atting upan ,
these general principles,
it is well known that 1 gave my support to
the policy of Oen. Jackson's administra
tion on this subject. I voted against the
tariff act of 1828. I voted for the act of
1882, which contained modifications of
some of the objectional provisions of the
act of 1828. As a member of the Com
mittee of Ways and Means of the House
of Representatives, I gave my assent to a
bill reported by that Committee in Decem
ber, 1832, making further modifications of
the act of 1828, awl making also discrim•
inations in the imposition of the duties
which it proposed. That bill did not pass,
but was superseded by the bill commonly
called the Compromise bill, for which I
In my iliigment, it is the duty of the
government, to extend, as far as it may be
practicable to do so, by its revenue laws
and all other means within its power, lair
and just protection to all the great inter
ests of the whole Union, embracing agri
culture, manufactures, and mechanic arts,
commerce and navigation. ..1 am op
posed to a tariff of Protection. I have
I a t all times opposed the protective policy.--
/ am in favor of a tarif for revenue and
opposed to a tariff for protection. In the
present [late] canvass for Governor 1 had
avowed my opposition to the tariff act of
the late Whig Congress as being highly
protective in its character and not design
ed as a revenue measure. I had avowed
my opinion in my public speeches that the
interests of tke country and especially of
the producing and exporting states requir
ed its repeal and the restoration of the
principe Is of ere CoMpromise tarif.act of
1833. 1 arnnot fri favor of the tart! art
now in farce passed by the last Congress,
[of 1842.1 1 heartly approve the resolu
tions upon this subject, passed by the Dem
ocratic National Convention, lately as
sembled at Baltimore. ..‘ll is the duty
of entry bf•anch of the Government to en
courage and practise the Moeirikid economy
li n conducting our public affairs and that
no more revenue ought to be raised tlian is
rquired to defray the nessessary expenses
of Government."
I am with great ieSpeot
Dear sir, your ob't. iferiant.
John C. bane, Esq., Philadelphia.
The Danville Democrat nye :
The effect of the repeal of the Whlg Tdriff of
1842 will have upon thin cohntry and odr town of
Danville, may well be regarded with the moat dis
astrous foreboding.. How many houses, in our
hitherto thriving town, will be tenantless, and how
many manufacturing establishments and dwejlinga
now contemplated will be abandoned. Already we
hear (het the new furnace of the Mobtiffir Iron Com
pany, will not be put in blast, and the rolling mill
probably stopped, as soon as the contracts for rail
road iron have been flifOd, which will not take longer
than next Octobei. Wednesday last, when the die •
estrous news woe received of the passage of Polka
British Tariff Bill, was, indeed, a sad day in the
annals of ,Denville. The base Locofoco frauff upon
the people has been consummated.
Tho Pottsville Emporium, a triedfocd paper,
THE TARIFP.—The neWs Which reached us
on Wcduesday evening, of the passageM 'ay's of M ay's
Tariff bill by the U.S. &Mate, produced an excite
ment here bordering on phrenzy. Never have we
seen so great feeling and excitenient ad 'invaded
all parties. The curses upon *ice President Dal
las are loud and deep for voting fdr the
,bill. There
is now scarcely a ray of hope to cheer file friends
of the Tariff of '42.
And in the Pottsville Miner's Journal wil hind
the following:
SIGNS OF THE TlMES.—Black flags are
waving over more than one of the works in our vicin
ity, which have been stopped since the reception of,
the news of the repeal of the Tariff, and the peo
ple are destroying the portraits of the Hon. G. M.
DALLAS, once a popular Inn and Tavern sign here
about., wherever met with. We are told the phys
iognomy of his Excellency, the President, oleo
We hope our neighbor of the MOW will not for
get to give the following extract from the remarks
made by Mr. Sevier, U. S. Senator from Arkansas
on the presentation of petitions from citizens of
Pennsylvania, by Gen. Cameron, in favor of tho
Tariff of 1842, as an additional inducement to his
readers to stick to the Democratic pasty. Mr. S.
said :
These petitions are a NEAR JOKE, a sort of
FUNERAL DIRGE of these manufacturers,
THESE PENSIONERS, at the taking away of
the BOUNTY we have allowed them for a few
years past. It was all a JOKE, and the Senatbr
from Pennsylvania could not but smite when lib
presented them. Was there a man who' canto
naAu and who DID READ for the last twenty years,
Pennsylvania to-morrow, notwithstanding all theso
never would vote for the Whig party under ANT
CIRCUMSTANCES. Now this JOKE of the panic
maker. had been borne with a great deal of good
humor on his side of the chamber, and he hoped it
'would not be carried farther, hut that they would
allow the morning hour for other business,and then
they might take from 1 o'clock until the adjourn
ment to speak about the Tariff to their hearts con
Ca' The Pennsylvanian and Keystone, Philadel
phai; and the Lancaster Intelligencer, Mr. Buchrie
an's mouth-piece, are out in defence of Mr. McKay 'a
new Tariff; and some of the smaller fry through
the country are fast following suit. They will
doubtless all be whipped into the party traces.
The Ball in Motion.
A meeting of the citizens of Gettysburg, its favor
of the repeal of the British Tariff Bill, was held ih
that place on Friday evening, the 30th Joly, which
was addressed by D. M. %veer, Esqi, A. R. Ste
venson, Esq., and the lion. James Cooper. &so
lutions were passed, highly complimentary to Sen•
ator Cameron, and to the Representbtives from this
State who voted against the bill. An association
was formed, "to promote the prosperity of Amer
ican labor, and secure a home market for American
Agricultural products,"—of which the Hon: Junes
Cooper was elected President, J. H. McPherson
and George Little Vice Presidents, R. 0. Harper
Recording Secretary, D. A. Buehler and D. Me-
Conaughy Corresponding Secretaries.
On Monday the 2d inst. the President nominate
to the Senate, Judge Onion, of Pittsburg. to supply
the vacancy on the bench of the Supreme C mut,
occasioned by the death of the late Judge Baldwin.
Mr. Buchanan, for a very good reason, hiving de'
dined the proffered hone'. The nomination WO
confirmed on Tuesday.
.4 That the Tariff of 8842 was repealed, and th
Tariff of 1846 was enacted by the Democrats
party, ought not to be denied.—Phila. Keystone.
Who doubts it, except the editor of tile IrtmClA
don Globe "