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Huntingdon, Wednesday, September 9, 1846.
' Whig Candidate for Canal Commissioner,
JOHN BLANCHARD, of Centre county,
189EMBLY :
DAVID BLAIR, of Huntingdon
ROBERT CUMMINS, Jackson tp. 3 yrs.
DANIEL TEAGUE, Cromwell tp. 2 yrs.
LEONARD G. KESSLER, for 3 years
GEORGE WILSON, for 2 years.
- 117- The communication of "A Whig"
cannot appear at this time. We respect
the source from whence it comes, but
doubt the policy of its publication. Af
ter the Oetober election, the author can
have the use of our columns, to bring
before the people the name of his favor
ite for the Presidency; and may com
pare his claims and qualifications with
those of other candidates proposed. We
hope our friend will see the propriety of
this arrangement.
ing of the Huntingdon bar was held a
few evenings since, and resolutions of
regret, at the loss sustained by the pro
fession, adopted. We have not been fa
vored with a copy of the proceedings,
which accounts for their non-appear-
LEWISTOWN BANK.—This institution
has suspended payment for the present.
Its doors closed upon creditors on Thurs..
day last. Rumor says it will resume
in a few days. We would advise note
holders not to sacrifice their money, as
we have no doubt of the ability of the
Bank to redeem its issues ultimately.
Congressional Conference.
The Conferees, from the counties com
posing this Congressional District, met
at Brown's Mills on the Ist inst., and
unanimously re-nominated the Hon.
Through the inattention of those hav
ing them in charge, we are without the
proceedings, but learn from the confer
ees from this county, that every thing
passed off in the most harmonious man
The nomination of Mr. Blanchard
cannot but be hailed with delight by
every Tariff man in the District. No
one among the Pennsylvania delegation,
was more faithful or untiring in his ex
ertions in behalf of the interests of his
constituents, than the representative
from this District. Let there then be
a "long pull—a strong pull—and a pull
altogether" for Honest John Blanchard,
by all in favor of the REPEAL of the
present British Tarifl; and the restora
tion of the beneficent law of 1842, and
his re-election will be secured by such
an overwhelming majority as will say
to him, in language not to be misunder
stood, " Well done, good and faithful
servant." Let then "BLANCHARD and
REPEAL," be the watchword of the
People of the 17th Congressional Dis
trict, until the 2d Tuesday in October
HEALTH.—The citizens of no town in
the State enjoy more uniform good
health than do we of Huntingdon. Al
though we are not blessed with a great
.‘ rush" in a business way, we can and
should be very thankful for this great
est of all the blessings of Providence—
uninterrupted good HEALTH.
rp The books of subscription to the
stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad are
again open in Philadelphia. The U. S.
Gazette informs us that several hun
dred shares were subscribed on the let
1:17' THE WEATHER has been unusu
ally warm for a week past, for Septem
ber. We have also been visited by se
veral very severe storms; and from all
quarters, we hear of great destruction
of property by wind and lightning.
FOREIGN News.—lt will be seen, by
reference to the news by the Britannia,
t business in Europe has been much
proved by the passage of the "late act"
the American Congress•--the British
' ToritT 15,1.;.
From what was said in the columns
of the Globe, during the pendency of
the British Tariff Bill in Congress, we
were somewhat disposed to believe that
the new editor was about to rise above
the trammels of party, and take an in
dependent stand in defence of the inte
rests of Pennsylvania, in defiunce of the
dictates of party leaders and Executive
whippers-in." But the last few num
bers of that paper have shown us the ut
ter folly of that anticipation. No soon
er had Father Ritchie, through the Col
umns of the official organ at Washing
ington, proclaimed to the world the Polk
Free Trade triumph, and made his call
upon the faithful to stand fast, than our
neighbor of the Globe dropped the
weapons of his rebellion to to the Brit..
ish measure, and set about •to try his
hand at the old game of Deception, so
successfully played in 1844, by the I
Globe and its Locofoco allies all over I
the State. For this purpose he throws
open the columns of his paper to a set
of volunteer scribblers, who LIE profes
sionally—who follow no industrial pur
suit that can in any way be directly ef
fected by low duties ; and who have all
their lives occupied the degraded posi
tion of being the mere tools of aspirants
to high places. These men, as may be
presumed, are utterly devoid of all hon
esty ; and for the purpose of attracting
attention from their palpable falsehoods
and misrepresentations, boldly attack
the veracity of those whose duty it may
be to strip them of their deceptive gar
ments, and show them up to the world
in their true colors. Those are the cha
racters that figure in the last number of
the Globe, and who attack our veracity
as a public journalist. There is a vein
of ill-concealed bitterness running
through every article directed at us in
the last number of that paper. This
bitterness, no doubt, arises from the fact
that the Journal stands high above the
reach of its volunteer falsifiers. We
refer back with pride and satisfaction to
the files of this paper during the cam
paign of 1844, and ask every candid
reader to compare it with a file of the
Huntingdon Globe for the same year,
and they will find every assertion made
in the Journal as to the position of par
ties on the Tariff, and other great ques
tions which agitated the country, ful
filled to the letter; while, on the other
hand, they will find that time has given
the lie direct to almost every position as
sumed by the Globe. We can therefore
inform the whole motley crew, that their
attack upon our veracity falls harmless
at our feet. We as cordially despise
their gratuitous assertions as we do the
authors of such infamous and malicious
The editor of the Globe is informed,
in conclusion, that he would perhaps
have done his party as much service, and
himself infinitely more credit, if he had
excluded these scribblers, who have vol
unteered to lie him out of his dilemma,
altogether; as we have only to point to
the old files of the Globe, where these
same men figured in days gone by, to
extract the venom from all their sickly
asseverations. In the language of a co
temporary—" Fable tells us of one who
warmed a serpent in his bosom that
stung him ; but no fiction ever dared to
imagine that he repeated the senseless
experiment. Let them come on—we
are armed."
JUNIATA COUNTY.—We have not re
ceived the Juniata Times of last week,
but learn from those who did that the
Locofocos of that county, in Conven
tion, passed resolutions in favor of
"Polk, Dallas, and the Tariff of 1846."
Thus have the Locofocos, in four of the
counties of this district, been already
whipped into the party traces, and de
clared their "undiminished confidence"
in the men who have done all in their
power to destroy the labor and prosper
ity of Pennsylvania. Mechanics and
Laboring men! can the leaders of this
party longer deceive you out of your
CENTRE COUNTY.—The Whigs of Cen
tre county nominated their county tick
et last week, and passed resolutions in
favor of Gen. James Irvin for Governor.
We should like to publish the ticket,
and extract some of the excellent reso
lutions adopted, but the "Whig" con
taining them has been mislaid, and we
are unable to lay our hands upon it.
The Whig conferees of Dauphin,
Lebanon, and Schuylkill counties met on
Wednesday last, and unanimously no
minated George N. Eckert of Schuylkill,
as their candidate tor Congress. An ex
cellent selection.
Attempt at Deception Exposed!
The Globe of last week publishes
from the Democratic Union, the " Issue
in October next," (which is now going
the rounds of the Tariff papers of the
State, and which places Mr. Foster in
his proper place—on the side of Free
Trade—and James M. Power, the can
didate of the people, on the side of Pro
tection, and in favor of the REPEAL of
the present British bill,) with com
ments, taking exception to the issue
presented, and attempting to DECEIVE
the people into the belief that the con
test for Canal Commissioner has nothing
to do with the Tariff question at all; and
further states that Wm. B. Foster is in
favor of "modifying the bill of '46, so l
far as the great interests of Pennsylva
aia are concerned." Where the editors
of the Union are known, it is unneces
sary to deny any assertions they may
choose to make, as our readers will re
collect the extract we published some
time since , taken from the editorial
columns of that paper, in June, 1844, in
which the editors declared, on the au
thority of a "near neighbor of Col.
Polk," that he was in favor of the Tariff
I act of 1842. But as this new deception of
the Union is likely to gain some noto
riety, by being published in its echoes
all over the State, we will give an ex
tract on the subject from the Harrisburg
dirgus, one of the few locofoco papers
of Pennsylvania which still maintains
its consistency an the Tariff question;
and which the Locofoco Free Trade
leaders have, as yet, been unable to
whip into the party traces. We hope
our neighbor will not forget to publish
this extract also, as his readers should
be allowed a little truth, along with the
which is weekly served up for them in
the columns of the Globe.
The Argus, in reply to the Union,
..The Democratic Union of last week contained
a very able article, urging the re-election of Wil
liam B. Foster, jr. To the object of that article
we take no exception; but believing that our neigh
bors have been imposed upon, we must pretest
against the attempt to make Mr. Feeler occupy a
false position on the Tariff question. We believe
such an attempt to be contrary to his wishes. He
is too honorable and high-minded to DECEIVE
the people of Pennsylvania. He has not been
backward in avowing his opinions on the various
subjects that agitate the public mind—and 04 none
are his sentiments better understood than these he
entertains on the subject of a Tariff. At the meet
ing of the last Congress, it will be remembered that
the Argus took ground against the views of thee&
ministration at Washington, on that subject. We
were influenced in the course we took, by a desire
to present the views of the Democratic party in
Pennsylvania, as we believed them to exist. The
action of the Democratic members in the Senate
and House of Representatives of our own Slate,
and in Congress, proves that we, at that time, re
presented the views of the party correctly. Mr.
Foster was among the few hero, (we say few, for
at that time the whole Free Trade party of the
State consisted of a minority of Me men in Dike
nn :he hill,) who took occasion to fin.l fault with
us for our couree, and openly D E FENDED the
proposed measures of the party at Washington.
In the views he then expressed, we believed him to
be honest. He was from Bradford county, and his
opinions were most ably argued and carried out by
Messrs. Webb and Piollet in the House of Repre
sentatives of the State last winter, and by the Hon.
David Wilmot, in Congress. We found no fault
with him, because we were willing every man
should enjoy his own opinions; but we are not
willing now to sco him misrepresented—and there
say the Union is doing Mr. F. injustice by
placing him in a position that he dues not wish to
occury. For ourselves, we cannot see what the
Tariff has to do with the election of Canal Com
missioner, and we were desirous that it should be
kept out of the canvass, but as Mr. Foster's indis
creet friends aro disposed to introduce it, we hove
determined to place him in his true position. We
now say, anti can safely appeal to every man that
has ever heard Mr. Foster speak on the subject,
and they are not a few, that he was an OPEN OP
an advocate and defender of the views expressed,
on that subject, by the organ of the administra
tion at Washington. What his views now are,
as to the tariff of 1846, we do not know, us we
have not had the pleasure of a chat with him since
the passage of the act, but presume he bas not
changed—as Ito is a firm and consistent man."
It will be perceived by the above, that
the issue presented by the Whigs is the
true one, and that Wm. B. Foster is the
FREE TRADE candidate. Let the peo
ple remember that this is taken from a
paper that is at this time supporting
Mr. Foster's election, and whose name
stands at its mast-head. Dare the edi
tor of the Globe gainsay the authority I
cofocos of Adams county have nomi
nated Joel B. Danner, Esq., for Con
gress, in the place of the Hon. Moses
McLean. The leaders were opposed to
the -nomination of Mr. McLean, on ac
count of his vote in Congress against
the British Tariff of 1846. Another
strong evidence of their better Tariff
ID- The Clinton Whig, since the re
turn of friend Coulter to its editorial
control, is one of the most spirited Whig
papers in the interior of the State. Lay
on "Will," you're on the right track.
fl - The Whigs of Philadelphia city
and county have nominated Thomas M.
as their candidate for Sheriff:
Dauphin County
We are indebted to our friend of the
Pa. intelligencer for an Extra, contain•
ing the proceedings of the Whig county
convention of Dauphin. The following
ticket was put in nomination.
Assentbly—James Fox, Esq., Theo.
Gratz. Prothonotary—John Zinn. Com
missioner—John Shell. Director—Sam
uel Neidig. Auditor—Benj. Buffington.
Coroner—Henry Fox.
Colin McCurdy, Esq., Geo. Bergner,
and P. Martin were appointed conferees
with instructions to support Dr. N. Eck
erd, of Schuylkill county, for Congress.
We are personally acquainted with
the gentlemen composing the above
Ticket, and can only say that our Whig
friends of Dauphin have been very for
tunate in their selections.
The candidate for the Assembly, Mr.
Fox, nominated in the place of John C.
Kunkle, Esq., (known all over the State
as the eloquent representative from Dau
phin for the last two sessions,) is scarce
ly, if any, the inferior of his " illus
trious predecessor ;" and we may there
fore again expect to hear frequently of
the eloquent efforts of the "gentleman
from Dauphin," during the setting of
our next Legislature.
Mr. Kunkle, we understand, declined
a re-nomination on account of a great
press of professional business.
Under this imposing caption, the last
Globe makes a most pathetic appeal to
the "friends of LAW AND ORDER,"
to come forward and save the Locofoco
Free Trade Party from—gentle reader,
can you imagine what? If you cannot,
we will tell you—from the interference of
the laboring men of their party—those
who earn their living by the labor of
their hands, and who the Locofoco lead
ers of Pennsylvania deceived into the
support of James K. Polk—from any
interference in the public meetings of
that party; as all such interference is
calculated to disturb the harmony of the
Free Traders, and is likely to prevent
the ruffle-shirt leaders and office-holders
from passing complimentary resolutions
in favor of "Polk and Dallas, and the
British Tariff of 1846." The Globe
copies from the Doylestown Democrat,
an avowed opponent of Protection, to
sustain its position, that "anarchy and
confusion is abroad in the land," an ar
ticle, charging the Whigs with having
interfered with a quiet, well-disposed
meeting of pious Locofocos, who assem
bled in Reading, a short time since, for
the purpose of giving in their adhesion
to the " late ace of Congress," and to
defend Mr. Dallas from the " ruffian at
tacks" of the mechanics in the work
shops of that enterprising borough.—
The Reading Journal also copies this as
tounding article from the Doylestown
paper, headed with the startling words
—"Reign of Terror"—"Brutal Outrage"
—" Mob of Federal British Tories," &c.
&c., and says:
" 'Phe abova article condemns itself. A more
shameful, barefaced, infamous falsehood, from be
ginning to end, we seldom ever recollect to have
seen even in a Locofoco paper. We need not say
to the people of Reading and Berke county, that
there in not one word of truth in it. It is well
known here, and con be proven, and will be proven
if any Locofoco editor dare gainsay it, that the
workingmen from the Depot were, with one or two
exceptions, all democrats, men who voted for Polk,
Dallas. and the Tariff of 1842—that they were led
on by Democrats, and backed by some of the moat
' distinguished leaders of that party in this borough;
that they were entirely unarmed ; that they made
use of no threat. whatever, drove no one from his
seat; beat nobody, hurt nobody, and k tiled nobody;
that they offered their resolutions, after the regular
resolutions of the meeting had been adopted, in a
respectful manner, sustained them by argument,
and passed them by honest democratic voles. All
I Otis can be proven, and will be, by democratic tea
-1 timony, if necessary. There is not a Locofoco in
the borough of Reading, or county of Berke, who
was present at the meeting, who will dare to assert
that the article from the Doylestown Democrat is
not conceived and uttered in falsehood from begin
ning to end."
Yes, the " Reign of Terror," to the
supporters of the Locofoco British Ta
riff; has commenced. The laboring men
are awaking to their true interests—and
the deceivers of Pennsylvania are quak
ing with terror.
We can inform our neighbor of the
Globe, and his Free Trade allies, who
are now supporting and defending the
British Tariff of 1846, that American
laborers are not to be frightened from
asserting their rights, by any hideous
yell it may please the minions of Jas.
K. Polk to set up. This " reign of ter
ror" to the Free Traders is likely to
continue until all the friends of Ameri
can Labor will be found rallying under
the banner of " REPEAL," and until
our rulers at Washington shall acknowl
edge and respect the rights of the "toil
ing millions" of this country, by wiping
the British Tariff Law from the Ame
rican statute books.
c - Sec firer rage for a variety of nii.:crllaucuus
Mr. Dallas.
"No act of general policy, as it ap
pears to nie," hays Mr. Dallas to the Ha
gerstown Committee, "was ever more
distinctly condemned by the suffrages
of the great body of the American peo
ple, than the Tariff of duties on imports
passed by the Whig Congress of 1842."
Mr. Dallas continues:
" That a change of the Tariff was in
volved, directly and unequivocally, in
the popular verdict rendered in favor of
James K. Polk, was obvious to all who
did not strangely and wholly miscon
ceive the pervading character of the great
political trial. That trial might seem
superficially a struggle for men; but in
reality and in substance, it was a strug
gle for fundamental doctrines and lead
ing measures. While yet in progress,
both parties so thought, and so repre
sented it; the Whigs, earnestly and tmi
versally ; when it closed, the country
had but to consult the ballot-box, in or
der to find, with other equally important
conclusions, a sentence •passed against
the Tariff of 1842, which, without vio
lently departing from the fixed law of our
institutions, could not be reversed or
The above will show the laboring men
of this country, if any further evidence
is needed, the utter folly of relying upon
any promise which may be made by the
Locofoco leaders, in regard to an amend
ment of the Tariff law of 1846, so far as
they are concerned. Mr. Dallas claims
the election of 1844 as a decided ver
dict against the Tariff of 1842, al
though he declared to the people, from
his own door steps, after the election,
that that act "would be safe in the hands
of Mr. Polk."
The Globe is still harping on the
vote of " Jarnagiri," who we some three
weeks ago denounced for having obeyed
the instructions of the Locofoco Legis
lature of Tennessee, and puts at us the
following interrogatory :
" Can the editor of the Journal tell
his readers why it was that this same
consistent Whig Senator refused to vote
on the engrossment when he was as much
bound by his " instructions" then as he
was when he voted in the affirmative on
the final passage of the bill I
We can tell the effect produced, which
we suppose will answer the same pur
pose, viz : That of giving Mr. Dallas
the casting vote and thereby showing
him up to the world in his true colors ;
and also of showing to the good people
of this county, that the Huntingdon
Globe not only lied for Polk, but that it
lied for Dallas too, by asserting that they
were in favor of the Tariff of 1842, as
that paper did in 1844. Satisfied with
the explanation, neighbor I
The Locos of Montgomery coun
ty, at their late county meeting, passed
the following resolution :
Eno!NKr), That the administration of our excel•
lent, worthy Chief Magistrate, JAMES K. POLK,
under the difficult and trying circumstances in
which he has been placed, meets our hearty, entire,
and unqualified approbation; and as Pennsylvanians
we feel a just and honest pride in JAMES BU•
CHANAN, whose eminent abilities have contrib•
uted so much to its support.
The above is but a fair specimen of
what the Locofoco leaders are doing in
almost every county meeting held since
the passage of the Tariff of 1846.
They arc occasionally thwarted in their
attempts at supporting Mr. Polk and his
British Tariff, by the " interference" in
their political caucuses of the Laboring
men of their party, who have too much
american spirit left, to laud Mr. Polk
for favoring the Pauper Labor of Europe,
in preference to that of his own coun
tr Our neighbor of the Globe should not
forget to give his old friends in Mont
gomery a rap over the knuckles for
abandoning the Tariff of 1842 ! !
ABSURD.—Perhaps the most impu
dent of all the humbugs circulated by
the free trade press, says the Lancaster
Examiner, is the assertion that the whigs
are endeavoring to create a panic for the
purpose of deriving political advantage
from it—in other words, that half the
business men of the country are in a
conspiracy to ruin themselves in order
to have the satisfaction of fathering
their losses upon the government. Is
it possible that any sane man can be
made to believe that our large manufac
turers would shut up their establish
ments, and submit to the positive loss of
all the interest of their money invested
in buildings, machinery, &c., besides all
the profits derivable from their business,
merely to spite the administration I
Would such be the course Of • griping
monopolists 1 Yet for the purpose of
prejudicing the operative against his
employer, the locofoco press do not hesi
tate to propagate such statements, hav
ing such a low opinion of the sagacity
of the working man, that they suppose
he will swalkp the palpable itb%tirdity.
( . 1- The Legislature of Maine has en
acted a law, prohibiting the sale of li
quors in that State, wholesale or retail,
under heavy penalties.
Da- The Liberty men have nominated
J. Potts, jr.,for the o ffi ce of Canal Com
missioner o this State.
HARD Tijnns.—The volunteers in the
Army of Invasion complain bitterly at
the exorbitant exactions of the sutlers.
One poor fellow, troubled in spirit, says:
" It's pretty tough, I tell you—wages
only seven dollars a month, whiskey
from one to two dollars a gallon, and
other necessaries of life in the same pro
The President has ordered the
sale of about ten and a half millions of
acres of public lands in Wisconsin, Ar
kansas, lowa, Missouri, Mississippi and
0:!T The friends of the Hon. J. J. Crit
tenden, and the Hon. Garrett Davi s , have
tendered them a public barbecue at Frank
fort, Ky., on Saturday, the 12th inst.
(r ;;.- A wag, lately describing an ele
phant, remarked that the sagacious ani
mal took care never to be robbed, for he
always carried his trunk before him.
LAW IN CANADA.—A Montreal paper
says, no man can leave his house after
dark, or go half a mile out of town in
broad day, without a feeling of uncer
tainty whether he Will ever return alive.
O Jealousy is sometimes so much
stronger than self-love, that many per
sons would rather hear themselves abus
ed than another eulogised.
DROWNED.—The Hairisburg Argus
says: s _ _
An inquest was held on Wednesday
last a week, on the body of a man named
Henry Thoman, which was found float
ing in the Susquehanna, a short distance
above the water-house. It is supposed
that he was accidentally drowned whiles
gp- A bill was recently introduced
into the Legislature of Mississippi, al
lowing females over 14 years of age, the
privilege of voting upon the question of
granting licenses for the sale of intoxi
cating drinks.
A steamboat is now daily passing
from Wilkesbarre to Pittston, on the
North Branch canal.
INSANE.—Seven of the convicts at Sing
Sing have been pronounced insane, aris
ing, it is said, from the effects of impris
onment on the mind.
DUEL.—The N. Orleans Delta, of the
20th ult., says:
" An 'affair of honor' came off, on the
opposite side of the river, on Sunday,
between two of our city bloods—weap
ons, small swotds—wounds, slight, bu t t
ID- Among the Members elect to the
North Carolina Legislature are Edward
Stanley, Kenneth Rayner, and Wm. H.
Washington, widely known and esteem
ed as Whig members of Congress in
other days.
re The President has commenced
issuing paper money—in immense quan•
titics. This is what he means by hard
currency !
la- Wm. Sawyer, the sausage-eating
member of Congress from Ohio, has been
dropped by his loco friends, and Wm.
Armstrong nominated in his stead.
OtT It is said that the culture of tea
has been introduced into France with
flattering prospects of success.
ID- It is Stated that in 26 of the prin
cipal Medical Colleges in the U. States,
4,265 students attended the lectureS dur
ing the course of 1845-46, and that of
this number 1,256 graduated this year.
The ranks of the profession are certain
ly filling up.
()a- The Washington correspondent
of the Baltimore Sun says that the pub
lication of the Daily Globe will be re
vived in the course of six months, and
that F. P. Blair, the former editor, will
preside over it.
D. Nearly 30,000 acres of farm lands
in Fairfax county, Virginia, are held by
Pennsylvania and Northern settlers.
MORMON TROUBLEB.—We learn from a
gentleman who came passenger on the
New Haven from Keobuk, that matters
wore about reaching a crisis at Nauvoo,
when he left that city. The " old citi
zens," as the mobists call themselves,
were to have entered Nauvoo yesterday,
destroyed the Temple, and driven out
all the citizens friendly to the Mormon--
Deputations had been sent to the Mor
mons in lowa and Wisconsin, request
ing their return, that the city might be
more effectually defended. The new
citizens, with their Morthon allies, will
number about two thousand fighting men.
It was thought that a conflict was una
voidable.—St. Louis Union.
MILITIA ELECTION.—The election held
on last Saturday week to elect a Lieu.
tenant Colonel for the 4th Regiment, P.
M., in the room of James R. Johnston,
resigned, resulted as follows:
Hollidaysburg. Williamsburg.
G. W. Hewit, 34 93 •
Joseph S. Stufil, 110 21
Win. W. Jackson, 140 8
Electing Mr. Jackson by a majority
of 17 over Mr. Stufli, and 21 over Mr.