Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, October 21, 1846, Image 2

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Huntingdon, IVednesday, October 21,1546.
To ALL IN ARREARS.—We want money,
and hope all our patrons who hate not
yet paid us anything, will cash up
mediately. We have a great many ac
counts of a year's standing, for adverti
sing and job-work, which we hope will
be paid previous to the November Court.
Our capital will not permit us to extend
nn indefinite credit. We therefore ex
pect each one in arrears to consider this
request as personally made upon him,
and act accordingly.
OD- We invite attention to a commu
nication on first page, signed " Prudens"
on the subject of Common Schools.—
The subject is one of great interest; yet
we do not feel authorized to endorse,
unreservedly, the views presented by
our correspondent. We arc quite sure
they do not apply to the schools as at
present conducted, in this borough, and
beyond this, we are not sufficiently ac
quainted with their management to give
an opinion.
To Correspondents.
re. The Poetical effusions of ‘‘ ELIZA
JANE have been mislaid during the elec
tion excitement, and we ate unable to
again lay our hands upon them. We
regret this, as they were well worthy a
Lines by " G. P. H." cannot appear.
The author should confine himself to
prose, as his poetry is not at all read
THE ELECTION being over, we will
now be able to give our readers a greater
variety. Well written essays on sub
jects of general interest, will at all
times be inserted with pleasure.
Send In Your Names !
Now is the time to subscribe for News
pspers. Every one should have some
thing to read these long evenings, and
nothing is more interesting or useful
than a well conducted newspaper. We
hope to receive large accessions to our
list between this and the November
Court, and a large number during the
sitting of the court. Our friends in some
of the townships, anxious for the suc
cess of correct principles, are about rai
sing clubs to take the Journal. M e like
the movement, and hope it may be done
in every township in the county.
NOTlCE.—Subscribers are informed
that no paper can be discontinued until
all arrearages are paid. Printers can
not be cheated out of their honest dues
as easily as some people may imagine.
When Post-masters return papers as
"not lifted," the Law requires them to
state the reason. When this is not done,
/he notice is good for nothing.
0:7 «I er REPORTER" is the title
of a very and spirited little sheet
recently established at Allentown, Le
high county, Pa. It is Whig in poli
re - " Will old Whig and antima.sonic
Huntingdon be Democratic hereafter
Ha ! ha !"—Clinton Democrat.
The above interrogatory was put to
us by our friend of the Democrat, in
February last, by way of jeering us in
regard to the Division of this county.—
By a glance at our official returi:s the
editor will have an answer to his glom
The editor of the Democrat must now
allow us to put the following question to
him: What has become of the Free
Trade forces under " Young Rough and
Ready" in" Little Clinton 1" "Ha ! ha!"
Captain COULTER says they're "care/team
pously" used up ! Is it true,
,Mr. Dem
ocrat! "Ha! ha!"
Blanchard's Majority 640.
. _
The Tariff men of this district have
achieved a most brilliant and triumph
ant victory in the re-election to Con
gress of Hon. JOHN BLANCHARD, by
such a decisive and overwhelming majori
ty. A few more votes would have given
our candidate a majority in every county
in the district—Wilson only receiving
the paltry majorities of 75 in Centre and
32 in Juniata; while Blanchard has 254
in Huntingdon, 465 in Blair and :32. in
Mifflin. The two latter not official.
THE MARKETS.—FIour is selling
in Philadelphia at $5 20 a $5 25, per
bbl.. Wheat at $1 05 a 1 07 per bus'l.
Rye 75c; Corn flat at 70e; Oats 30 a 83c.
TEL—The Rt. Hon, Henry S. Fox, late
her Britannic Majesty's Minister Pleni
potentiary to the Government of the
United States, died at his residence in
Washington city, on Tuesday the 13th
instant, after a protracted illness.
TUE o:
From the official table, given in ano
tlier column, it will be seen that the ave
rage majority for the Whig ticket is
nbout 300, as stated in our last. Mr.
Power has 636, and several of our can
didates upon the county ticket lack but
a few votes of 400; while one, Mr.
Hutchison, has 411. Had the day been
favorable, no one doubts but that our
whole ticket would have averaged 600
—the Clay majority of 1844.
This gratifying and truly glorious re
sult is mainly attributable to the gallant
conduct of our friends of the country
districts. Nobly did they respond to
the call made upon them to turn out and
give character to old Huntingdon, as a
firm and reliable Whig county. And in
so doing, they have given in their em
phatic condemnation of the British Ta
riff of 1846, and the other ruinou's and
wicked measures of the Polk adminis
Previous to the election, we assured
our friends that nothing but a vigorous
rally—on the part of the friends of Pro
tection—was wanted to secure a glori
ous victory in the county, district, and
State ; that rally was made, and the pre
diction has been most gloriously reali
zed, as will be seen by the news from all
parts of the State in this day's paper.—
We most heartilycongratulate our friends
of this county on the noble part they have
borne in this great political revolution.
—And while all credit is due to the
Whigs in all parts of the county, those
of Shirley and Franklin have covered
themselves with glory. SHIRLEY has
been redeemed. In 1844, this township
gave Polk a majority of 4 votes; while
on last Tuesday week, the friends of an
American Tariff came out of the contest
with a majority of THIRTY-SEVEN.
All honor to the noble-hearted Whigs of
Shirley ! They have been washed clean
from Locofocoism and Free Trade.
FRANKLIN township gave Clay a ma
jority of 64 ; and, at the recent contest,
the friends of Protection—not daunted
by the rain—rolled up the decisive and
truly creditable majority of SEVENTY
in favor of Blanchard and the Tariff of
The above two are the only townships
that have increased their majorities over
the Clay vote; but it will be seen that,
notwithstanding the storm, the whigs
have sustained themselves with great
credit in the unwavering districts of
Rux. In HOPEWELL, we learn that the
voters waited until noon, in the hope that
it would cease raining; but by that time
the streams were so high, they found it
impossible to get to the polls. Had the
day been favorable, the Whig majority
would not have been less than 60. As
it was, only 48 votes were polled.
The turn-out in the county, under the
circumstances, has been as good as
could reasonably be expected ; and the
whigs have the gratification of knowing
that every candidate for whom they
voted has been triumphantly elected.
Huntingdon county has been proclaimed
a Whig, county, and betrayed, but good
old Pennsylvania has declared her firm
mid unflinching adherence to the benefi
cent, life-giving, AMERICAN TARIFF
OF 1 &gig.
In this State Juts been so overwhelm
ing and complete, that we can scarcely
find words to express our astonishment
and delight. We felt quite sure that
the Tariff Locofocos of Pennsylvania
would never sanction the British Tariff
of 1846, but did not expect Polk's Free
Trade medicine to operate so speedily.—
From all quarters the shouts of VICTORY !!
at the condemnation of the British Tar
iff, comes pouring in upon us. Well is
it said by the North American, that—
" the election results of Tuesday have
come upon us like an avalanche of the
popular might. Never was rebuke so
loudly spoken—never was triumph more
complete. No such political revolution
was ever before known in this country."
In the Northern part of the State the
Loco Free Traders have been totally
routed in their hitherto strong holds.—
Northampton, Northumberland, Lycom
ing, Clinton, Schuylkill, Columbia, Lu
zerne and Wyoming, have been revolu
tionized. Chester Butler, Whig, is elect
ed to Congress in Columbia and Luzerne,
by from Bto 900 majority. This dis
trict gave Polk about 3000, in 1844.
Wilmot, we learn, is elected by a
small majority.
The Flag of the Free Traders
hurled to the dust! Theßan
ner of Protection floating
in triumph over the Old
The election of Tuesday last, says
the Pennsylvania Telegraph, notwith
standing the terrible rain and east wind
has proved a total route, and terrible re
buke to the Locofoco Free Traders, who
so successfully cheated and swindled
Pennsylvania in 1844. The enemies of
the Tariff of 1842 have met with a Wat
erloo defeat that will fall upon the Ad
ministration like the artillery of Heaven
in a clear sky. The friends of the Tar
iff have been Triumphant! Gloriously
Triumphant every where ! !
Not a district has yet been heard from
where they have not obtained a victory
over the British Tariffites, by greatly
reducing their majority, if they did not
defeat them. Even in Berks county,
the" Gibralter of Locofocodom," where
resolutions were passed in favor of the
Tariff of 1846, and where the Locofoco
majority has heretofore been little less
than 5000, the majority for Foster, the
Free Trade candidate for Canal Commis
sioner is but seven hundred and forty.
The cry of REPEAL has gone forth,
and will be responded to throughout the
Free States. The people have spoken,
let the friends of Protection rejoice.—
The avalanche of public opinion has
fallen upon the base betrayers of Penn
sylvania, and will not stop until it has
I totally crushed and uprooted them from
From the returns received there can
be no doubt of the election of JAMES
M. POWER, the Whig Tariff candidate
for Canal Commissioner, by upwards of
8000 majority, and of the election of at
least SIXTEEN, and perhaps TWENTY
Whig members of Congress—a majority
of the House of Representatives, and a
majority of the Senate.
The Whigs have as far as heard from
GAINED FIVE Members of Congress
—one in Bucks and Lehigh—one in
Montgomery and Delaware--one in York
and Adams, and one in Cumberland and
Franklin, and one in Luzerne and Col
umbia. As far as heard from, Congress
stands as follows:
2 District—J. R. Ingersoll, Whig, 1
5 " Freedly, gain, " 1
6 " Hornbeck, gain, " 1
7 " Alcllvaine, " 1
8 " Strohm, 46 1
11 " Butler, gain, " 1
13 " Pollock, 44 1
14 " Eckert, cc 1
15 " Nes, gain, 44 1
16 •' Brady, gain, " 1
17 " Blanchard, " 1
18 " Stewart, " 1
20 " Dickey, " 1
21 ~ Hampton, ~ 1
24 " Irvin, 44 1
3 District—Brown, Loco, 1
4 , , C. J.lngersoll, " 1
9 " Strong, 44 1
10 '. Brodhead, " 1
19 " Job Mann, " 1
1 District—Levin, Native, 1
HUZZA FOR BERKS!—Berks coun•
ty has elected a Whig County Commis •
D- From all quarters we hear of a
vast destruction of property by the
storm on the day of the election. The
shipping in the vicinity of Philadelphia
suffered considerably.
ID- The New York writers are dis
cussing the question of precedence in a
marriage notice. Should it be Mr.-
to Miss -, or Miss - to Mr.l
- think it should!
We'll give them a touch - of that - same old
tune, _
We'll give them a sight of that same old
From counties already heard from, a
list of which is given below, it will be
seen that the Whigs have carried both
branches of the Legislature, and that
their majority on Joint Ballot will be
very large.
L. W. L. W.
Holding over,t 13 8 10 11
Philad. county, 2 0 1 0
Montgomery, 1 0 0 *1
Barks, 1 0 1 0
Bucks, 1 0 0 *1
Schuylkil, Carbon,
Monroe & Pike, 1 0 0 0
Northampton & Le
high, 1 0 0 *1
Bradford & Tioga, 1 0 0 0
Lycoming, Clinton,
& Centre, 0 1 0 1
York, 1 0 0 *1
Allegheny & Butler, 0 1 0 1
Erie, 0 1 0 1
22 11 00 00
tln addition to those holding over,
there is 1 Native.
* Whig gain.
ID- The Senate will probably stand
-18 Whigs, 14 Locos, and 1 Native.
1846. 1847.
L. W L. W.
Adams, 0 1 0 1
Allegheny, 0 4 0 4
Armstrong, 1 0 0 0
Bedford, 2 0 2 0
Beaver, 1 1 0 $2
Bradford, 2 0 0 0
Bucks, 3 0 0 *3
Blair, 1 0 0 *1
Berks, 4 0 4 0
Butler, 1 0 0 *1
Crawford, 2 0 0 0
Centre & Clearfield, 2 0 0 0
Chester, 0 3 0 3
Columbia, 1 0 1 0
Cumberland, 2 0 0 *2
Cambria, 0 1 f 1 0
Delaware, 0 1 0 1
Dauphin, 1 1 0 12
Erie, 0 2 0 0
Fraklin, 0 2 0 2
Fayette, 2 0 0 *2
Greene, 1 0 0 0
Huntingdon, 1 0 0 *1
Indiana, 0 1 0 1
Jefferson, Clarion &
Venango, 2 0 0 0
Lebanon, 0 1 0 1
Lehigh & Carbon, 1 1 0 0
Luzerne, 2 0 1 $1
Lancaster, 0 5 0 5
Lycoming,Clinton,&c2 0 1 $1
Mifflin, 1 0 0 *1
Montgomery, 3 0 1 *2
Mercer, 1 1 0 $2
Northumberland, 1 0 0 *1
North'n & Monroe, 3 0 0 0
Perry, 1 0 1 0
Phila. city, 0 5 0 5
" county, 8 0 8 0
Schuylkill, 2 0 0 *2
Somerset, 0 1 0 1
Susq'a & Wyoming, 2 0 0 0
Tioga, 1 0 0 0
Washington, 2 0 1 $1
Westmoreland, 3 0 3 0
Warren & M'Kean, 1 0 0 0
Wayne & Pike, 1 0 0 0
Union & Juniata, 0 2 0 2
York, 3 0 0 *3
67 33 00 00
$ Gain of 1 member.
* Clear gain.
l The Whig majority in the House
will be from 10 to 20!
The Whigs have carried the city by
an increased majority, and the Locofo
cos the county. The Natives have elect
ed their Sheriff Mr. Lelar, by a major
ity of 135, over Deal, Locofoco.
t! At an election for Mayor of Bal
timore, held on V% ednesday last, the
Locos succeeded by a small majority.
elected 5 out of the 8 Congressmen,
at the recent election in Georgia. A
whig gain of 1.
FLORIDA ELECTION.—The few returns
received from the late election in Flor
ida are very favorable to the success of
the Whigs.
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Below we append the result, as far as
ascertained, for Canal Commissioner.,,-
Power will be elected by from 6 to 10,-
000 majority. Glory enough for one
1845. 1846.
L. W. Foster. Power.
Atlame, 1490 2080 - 753
Allegheny, 3813 4412 -- 2200
Armstrong, 1048 645 - 250
Beaver, 1705 1972 500
Redford, --- 2678 2812 83 --
Berke, 4837 1907 740 -
. ___. _. • ...
Blair, ..._
Buck., 4123 3612 500
Bradford, 2936 2345
Butler, 1829 1869 rw, 300
Crawford, 1886 1362 ---
Cheater,4Bo9 4420 500
Columbia, 2616 1158 50
Cumberland, 2444 2088 100
Cambria, 1110 638 300
Centre, 1890 1049 146
Clinton, 1755 464 180
Clearfield, 411 115
Clarion, 725 253 —•--
Carbon,ss4 124
Dauphin, 1883 1534 496
Delaware, 1099 1289 278
Erie, 1103 1831 906
Elk, 98 28
Fayette, 2291 1885 260
Franklin, 2488 2762 800
Greene, 1376 544
Huntingdon, 2105 1851 630
Indiana, 1118 1501 1000
Jefferson, 358 228
Juniata, 880 543
Luzerne, 2226 1119 300
Lancaster, 4105 4881 2000
Lebanon, 1528 1816 500
Lehigh, 1944 1697 120
Lycoming, 1813 1237 637
Montgomery, 3926 2211 299
Mercer, 2272 2151 600
Monroe, 1138 193
Mifflin. 1544 752 200
M'Kean, 170 114 --
Northampton, 2728 1163
Northumbrd, 1640 812 449
Perry, 1616 690 19 ker.)
Philad. 11921 3796 5574
Philad. city, 4256 5131 2000
Pike, 408 17 —___
Potter, 203 28
Somerset, 681 1306
Schuylkill, 2314 1172 484
Susquehanna, 1743 900
Tinge, 1183 489
Union, 1416 2015 rw, 1100
Venango, 7 i 2 259
Waehington, 3:88 2860 50 rw,
Wayne, 943 516 0000 0000
Wyoming, 828 722 0000 100
W erten, 383 291 0000 0000
Westmoreland, 3261 1527 630 0000
York, 3187 2470 0000 200
119,510 89,119
,_. - -ter-
The Free Traders Rebuked---Repeal of
the British Tariff—The Voice of the
People !
A Whig Governor, A Whig Senate, and a Whig
louse of Representatives,
The Boston Atlas brings ihegTratify
ing intelligence of the utter route and
defeat of Free Trade Locofocoism, in
Maine, one of its strong, holds, and of
the triumph of the friends of the Tar
iff of 1842, on whose banners were in
INDUSTRY," "Repeal of the British
Tariff of 1846." It states that 47 Whigs
to 45 Locofocos were elected to the
House up to this week ; leaving 59 va
cancies—that 32 Whigs to 42 Locos
were chosen on the regular day of Elec
tion, and that 15 Whigs to 3 Locos have
been chosen at the Special Elections
since ; and that of the Districts yet to
come in seven gave majorities for Bron
son (Whig candidate for Governor) over
all others, thirty more of a majority
against Dana (Loco,) and only twenty
two majorities for Dana over all besides.
Of the Districts which have elected
since the regular day, not one that then
gave Bronson a majority has failed to
elect a Whig, while nine Whigs have
been chosen from Districts that gave
majorities against Bronson, and four
from Districts which gave Dana a clear
majority over all. Hence the Atlas very
fairly concludes that the State will have
a Whig Governor and Legislature thro'
the year 1847.
Whigs Gloriously Triumphant! !
Returns of the election for Governor
in North Carolina have been received
from all the counties, and show the fol
lowing gratifying result.
For Graham (Whig,) 43,486.
For Shepard (Loco,) 35,627.
Whig Majority, 7,859.
In 1844 the Wliig majority for Gov
ernor was only 3,153. Whig gain,
4,-706 Huzza for the Whig Tar
iff of 1842 ! Dowu with the British
Tariff 9f 180 !!
Correspondence of the Picayune.
Mexican Army of rive Thousand
on its way to attaek Gen. Hear
A party of traders tatited tit Inde
pendence on the 3d inst., With 15 days
later intelligence from Santa Pe, having
left on the 9th of September. They
bring the following reports : It was
currently reported when the company
left, that five thousand men, the flower
of the Mexican force, were on their way
up from below, and near Chihuahua, to
meet and attack Gen. Kearney, and that
it was the General's determination to
leave a sufficient number under the
command of Col. Doniphan, of Clay,
and take the remainder below, if possi
ble, to meet Gen. Wool's division of ane
army. The report still further is, that
Gen. Paredes was on his way to Chihu
ahua with fifteen thousand men to attack
Gen Wool. If this be true, and it seems
that credence was given to the report at
Santa Fe, from letters received from be
low, our western force will have some
thing to do this winter. Our army at
Santa Fe were garrisoning the post ra
pidly, and a flag staff of pine, two hun
dred feet high, was in course of erection
to receive the stars and stripes that float
so proudly over our land. Gen. Kear
ney had his head-quarters at the Gover
nor's Castle, and had given one or two
splendid fandangoes. A large number
of letters are in possession of the com
pany, and will be in here to-morrow. If
any farther news is received, I will let
you know.
from. Mexico were received at New Or
leans by the James L. Day, which ap
pear of the utmost importance. The
Picayune says, we are able to announce r
most positively, that letters were receiv
ed in this city by the Day, by a gentle
man deeply interested in Mexican affairs,
and from a very responsible foreign
source in Matamoras, which say that
Gen. Almonte has been appointed Pres
ident of Mexico, ad interim, and Gen.
Santa Anna generalissimo of the armies
of Mexico ; and further, that Santa Anna
was then engaged in raising and organ
izing troops, intending to take the field
in person in the North. This news will
strike every one as important in various
aspects, but it is especially so as it may
bear upon the armistice granted by Gen.
Taylor to Gen. Ampudia's forces, and
again upon the dependence which the
' Government at Washington may have
placed in the pacific intentions of Santa
7222 19,748
letter writer says :—lt is still believed
that Ampudia is not over brave—that
when he sent out the white flag, he was
scared out of his seven senses, and
Would have been glad to have got off
with his men, without a musket or an
ounce of powder. Nay, farther, that if
he had been peremptorily demanded to
surrender at discretion, he would have
done it, or in a few hours could have
been driven to that alternative. It is
thought that Gen. Taylor has suffered
the Mexicans to escape when he had
them in his grasp, and might jut as
well have captured the whole of them,
and sent them into the United States,
as not. But instead of that, he ha sh
given them sixty days to recuperate, at
the end of which time they will be en
abled to precipitate upon the invading
army a swarm of " yellow skins" to
the number of 40,000.
Omo ELECTION. --The election for
Governor, &c., took place in Ohio on
Tuesday before last. We have received
a few returns:
Bebb, Whig. Tod, Dem,
Franklin, 50
Jefferson, 150
Madison, 40Q -
Muskingum, 800
Cuyahoga, 700 -
Lake, in part, 337 -
Clark, 1000 -
Perry, - 600
Licking, - 200
ble anxiety begins to be felt in conse
quence of the non-arrival of this vessel
at New York. If she left Liverpool on
the 22d of September, she has been 25
days at sea, a rather unusually long pas : 4
sage for a steamer. She may have met
with bad weather, which has injured her
THE ARMISTICE.—Major Graham, U.
S. A., was to have left Washington city
with all speed, on last Wednesday mit
lug, for Monterey, to carry to General
Taylor orders for an immediate termi
nation of the armistice granted to the
llex leans.