Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 11, 1846, Image 2
THE JOURNAL Huntingdon, Wednesday, November 11, 11116. A HINT.—We have discovered that to lend exchange papers, is a losing game, and will therefore have to discontinue it. Any of our friends are welcome to pe ruse them, however, by calling at our office. OD'. For an account of the dreadful storm at Havana, see opposite page. Da- No further news from the Army up to the time of going to press. Ott - The November Term of our Court commenced on Monday last, which has given our town quite an animated and lively appearance. LARGE APPLE.-I. Grafius, Esq., of Alexandria, has shown us an apple from his orchard, which exceeds, in size, any thing of the kind we have ever seen. It measures 13i inches in circumference, and weighs 181 ounces. This appears to be a great season for big apples and big Whig majorities. Who can beat the above 1 The Central Railroad, The Common Q. u mils of Philadelphia have passed the Bill authorizing the city to subscribe $1,800,000 to the stock of the Central Railroad. The Bill now awaits the action of the Select Council. Oz:r Mr. WEBSTER 1S to address the Whigs of Philadelphia on the 2d of De cember, a complimentary Dinner having been tendered him by his friends in that City. B:7- The Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger, says that Mr. Buchanan is about to publish a let ter expressive of his views on the Tariff' Question. The late Tariff Thunder in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and New York has, we suppose, waked the old Federalist up to a sense of his duty. It is high time. Da- The New York Tribune was the only Whig paper in the City of New York that supported the election of the Whig candidate for Governor, JOHN YOUNG. The result must therefore be very gratifying to its talented editor, Horace Greely, Esq. DREADFUL FIRE.—We learn that on the 24th ult., a fire broke out at Ship pensburg, Pa., which destroyed about 40 houses, leaving some 90 families without a shelter. During the fire, the firemen got up a quarrel, in which two persons were killed, and several wound ed. The names of the former were Samuel McClure and Hamill. IN PENNSYLVANIA, the election day was stormy, and the vote fell off; the result was a Whig triumph. In Florida, elec tion day was fair and the vote increased : the result was like unto the former.— Neither State was ever before carried by the Whigs in an even State election.— If the rain beat the Locos of Pennsylva nia, what is the excuse for Florida ? Tribune. PROPOSED LIBERTY PAPER.—The "Lib erty Party" arc about to establish a newspaper at Washington, to operate on a great scale. John Q. Adams, Mr. Giddings, and all the great spirits, are said to be interested. The plan is to raise a fund by subscription, of $20,000 a year, for three years,which it is thought will be sufficient. A considerable por tion of this large sum, we are told, is -already pledged. OD- Senator Hannegan, of Indiana, figured conspicuously in a late riot at Attica, on the Wabash and Erie Canal, in that State. The valiant Senator knocked one young man into the canal, and floored another who was attempting to drag the half drowned man from the water. It is intimated by those who know him, that the Hon. Senator is in his element, while in a spree of this kind. TUE RESULT OF GAMBLING.—The Ens ton (Pa.) Detnocrat and Argus says that A man named Krantz has been commit ted to the county jail, for shooting Hen ry Ent with a pistol, from the effects of which ho died next day. The parties were playing cards in the cabin of a ca nal boat near Freemansburg; they got into a quarrel, and Ent drew a knife, when Krantz fired on him twice. ID - The Legislature of Rhode Island on the 29th ultimo, elected John H. Clark, a United States Senator for 6 years, from the 4th of March next. Candidates. The following gentlemen have been suggested as candidates for the various posts named : For Speaker of the Senate—Messrs. Gibbons and Crabb, of the city; and Mr. Darsie, of Allegheny. For Clerk of the Senate—Messrs. Zei lin, of Delaware; Brandebury, of Car lisle ; and Hamersly and Cochran, of Lancaster. For Sergeant-at,drms of the Senate— D. McClure, Esq., of Lewistown. For Speaker of the House—Messrs. Cooper, of Adams ; Trego, of Philadel phia; Bigham and McCurdy, of Alle gheny ; and Edie, of Somerset. For Clerk of the House—Messrs. Fle ming, of Harrisburg; and Duffield, of Philadelphia. For State Treasurer—Messrs. Watts, of Carlisle; Ash, of Philadelphia; Dun lap, of Erie ; Sanderson, of Lebanon; Nicholson, of Beaver ; and Smith, of Butler. ID- The editor of the Lancaster Union and Tribune complains of the early ac tion of the County Committees of Hun tingdon and Dauphin counties, in refer ence to appointing delegates to the Gu bernatorial Convention ; and intimates that it "smells" like placing "themselves in a position to bore for office." We have always thought that independent coun ties could take the responsibility of at tending to their own business, in their own way, and at such time as best suit ed their own convenience, without hav ing their motives impugned or be sub jected to the insults of the uninterested. When the County Committee of Hunt ingdon desire the advice of the editor of the Tribune, they will doubtless ad vise him of it. Until they do so, modesty would seem to dictate that it be with held. In regard to "boring" for office, we can only say, that our member elect has not received a "bore" of this kind from any one of his constituents ; and we can therefore assure the Tribune that the hungry ones of Lancaster need fear no competition, in that line, from this quarter. Convicts brought out of 'Prison to Vote. The New York Herald, of the 4th inst., says that, in that city, Justice' Merritt, Capt. Boudinot and Assistant Capt. Buck, of the 3d Ward, and a posse of officers, arrested in house No. 12, Howard, near Elm street, one of the as sistant keepers of Blackwell's Island, named Robert McLaughlin, (a Locofoco bully,) together with twelve men, said to be convicts from the Island, whose term of service had not yet expired. 1 They acknowledged having been brought off the Island for the purpose of voting, and on being brought to the 3d Ward Station House, Alderman Benson was sent for. He examined the prisoners, and committed them to prison for farther examination. In the course of the day the Deputy Keeper, McLaughlin, was brought up before Judge Edmonds on a writ of habeas corpus for a hearing, but he was remanded for farther examina tion. No Volunteers Yet We are sorry to find by the following, Letter writers who appear to know, which we copy from the Washington state that as soon as Gen. Taylor shall Union, that no more volunteers have receive his orders from Washington, been ordered out yet. The course of he will move forward to Saltillo, and the Government in this matter is indeed thence, fight or no fight, to San Luis extraordinary. Gen. Taylor has been Potosi. Monterey, where the General ordered to march to Saltillo with an ar- I was at last dates, appears to be not more my of something like ten thousand men, than 200 miles S. W. from Camargo, on while the best accounts authorize the be- the Rio Grande. Saltille' l is in Coahuila, lief that lie will be encountered at that I S.W. from Monterey—distance less than place by Santa Ann, with an army of at 100 miles. San Luis Potosi is the capi least 15 or 20,000. Nevertheless, Sec- tal of the State or Province of the same, rotary Marcy refuses to call more troops and is N. E. from Saltillo—distance into the field. What does he mean 1 about 300 miles. It is less than 100 "We cannot undertake to say what I miles from Tampico. San Luis Potosi the War Department may think it best is the point at which it is said the troops to do and when to act ; but we hazard iof Mexico were ordered to centre. If, little in saying that no decision has yet I been made—no additional volunteers ! then, Gen. Patterson, with his command have yet been called out." i of volunteers, has been ordered to Tam pico, he will have some enemies in front, and Old Rough and Ready to back him. SINGULAR FULFILMENT.--About the time the Baltimore Battalion were leaving the barracks at Washington city, for - the seat of war, a flag was made for them, and Lieut. W. D. Porter, of the Navy, (whose brother had been butchered by the rancheros,) presented it to the bat talion with a speech. Col. Watson re plied that it should not be surrendered while he had a life to defend it ; and one of the sergeants, an old sailor, said that it should never be cut down while he had an arm to protect it. They have redeemed their word ; for Watson has sacrificed his life, and the sergeant has given the Mexicans an arm ; but the big flag is floating over the captured city. THE CAUSE. We take the following, in regard to the true cause of the late political rev olution, in this State from the North American, one of the ablest papers in the State. It covers the whole ground, and we cannot see how any one, who is not politically blinded, can mistake the causes which induced so large a portion of honest democrats to vote with the Whigs on this occasion. The Amer ican says : ~ The administration prints continue to speculate upon the causes of their Pennsylvania discomfiture. It is the privilege of defeat, but is carried to a most ridiculous excess. But they are t not so anxious to explain the defeat, as to vindicate their own frothy and con temptuous vauntings. All this is vain and idle. They built their promises upon an insulting estimate of Pennsyl vania intelligence. They had played I the juggler and been discovered; and yet believed that they could renew the trick and triumph. They had been guil ty of a bold and brazen falsehood, backed by pledges of personal honor, and had been exposed ; yet they believed that they could mumble over the same pro fessions and promises and be borne with. They had betrayed the known interests, and violated the known principles of Pennsylvania, warred against her hard working yeomanry, and prostrated her industry and hopes. They had lowered the revenue and quadrupled the govern ment expenses ; they had determined the Tariff question against Pennsylva nia by the votes of Texas ; and entered into a league with the South for the ad mission of eight additional Mexican slave States, in order to bow down the free North forever. Is not all this suffi cient to explain the vote of Pennsylva nia? Misfortune llows the wrong, as darkness the ni but the evil doer has over a thous theories to explain the calamities whic ' his own misconduct has occasioned. The plain truth of the case is, that the administration took Pennsylvanians fosefools, and only erred in mistaking their own reflection in the mirror of party for that of the Keystone." Gen. Parade& We mentioned, last week, the arrival of this distinguished personage at Ha vana. Bermuda papers of the 20th ult. state that he arrived at those islands the day previous, on board the British pack et Thomas. Probably Havana has had enough of Mexican ex-Presidents and cock-fighting. He is en route for Eng land, to invest some money in the Eng lish funds. These Mexican Generals are great in their victories ov er Ham mon, if not over the Americans. The Bermudian of the 24th ult., says:— " Among the passengers which .visited these islands, by the Thames steamer, en route for Europe, was Gen. Parades, late President of Mexico. He was re leased from confinement in the Castle of I Perote, with the view to his departure from the country. The General lost no time in bidding Mexico farewell ; he embarked on board the steamer, taking with him an immense quantity of specie, in dollars. Respect was shown the dis tinguished exile upon his visiting our shores. In addition to other appropri ate civilities, the troops were turned out to do him honor. The General was deeply sensible of the courteous atten tion lie received." Gen. Taylor's Movements, SEVERE WIPE.--Some Loco-Foco man ufacturing establishment in Massachu setts has sent Mr. Polk a handsome pock et-handkerchief. It was entirely unne cessary, as Pennsylvania, Ohio, New- Hampshire, Maine, and Georgia have given the poor man wipes" enough al ready.—Louisville Journal. ID— New-York sends him a "wipe" large enough for a winding-sheet.—Tri bune. ED. A Secret Society, entitled "Sons of Liberty," has been organized in Lou isville, Ky., and other Western cities, for political objects. What they wish to accomplish is not stated. THE ELECTIONS. .07 11, • 1 0811' MORE GLORIOUS VICTORIES FOR THE FRIENDS or AN AMERICAN TARIFF• NEW YORK. The result of the election in N. York, which took place on Tuesday, of last week, is as cheering to the cause of Protection as its most ardent and en thusiastic friends could desire. Nobly have the Whigs of the Empire State re sponded to their brethren in Pennsylva nia, in behalf of Northern Labor and Northern Rights. The fate of the Brit ish Tariff of 1846 is sealed! We should not now be surprised to see it repealed by the very men who enacted it. In deed, if they have any respect for the will of the People, as expressed at the late elections, they cannot do otherwise. In the language of a cotemporary—" So unequivocal a condemnation of any mea sure ever adopted by any administration, was never before witnessed, and they must be worse than madmen who would adhere to it now. THE TARIFF OF I 542 must be restored. Let the cry go forth in the language of Mr. CLAY REsTouATioN! RESTORATION !' " The following returns from all the counties in the State except five, we take from the New York Tribune. Those not heard from will not vary the result : Majorities for Governor Compared. 1846. 1844. Young Wright Fillmore Wright Albany, 2914 25 Allegany, 500 554 Cayuga, 529 333 Chataque, 1952 2122 Chemung, 240 823 Chenango, 250 373 Columbia, 890 442 Clinton, 250 398 Delaware, 1500 1275 Dutchess, 400 37 Erie, 1450 1842 Essex, 600 558 Fulton &Ham.l2s 104 Genessee, I'2oo 1452 I Greene, 300 594 Herkimer, 741 1541 Jefferson, 300 770 Kings, 562 239 Livingston, 1450 1029 Lewis, 560 425 Madison, 200 237 Monroe, 1300 1101 Montgomery, 400 462 New York, 5022 3340 Niagara, 413 526 Oneida, 1300 821 Onondaga, 250 512 Ontario, 900 843 Orange, 350 750 Orleans, 211 250 Oswego, 300 714 Otsego, 1300 1418 Putnam, 500 771 Queens, 200 293 1 Rensseaer, 1800 597 I Richmond, 155 27 Rocklund, 400 893 Saratoga, 500 ' 203 Schenectady, 50 75 Schoharic, 500 559 Sullivan, '2OO 238 Suffolk, 600 921 Steuben, 800 1242 St. Lawrence, 2000 1489 Tioga, 300 568 Tompkins, 100 220 Ulster, 100 52 Warren, 290 420 Washington, 1550 Wayne, 150 Westchester, 100 Wyoming, 1153 Yates, 200 Total, 25797 14510 13648 13611 Young's maj. 11,287. Wright, in '44, had 9,963. Whig nett gain, 21 2501! _ . Of the Congressmen elected, 23 are Whigs; '7 Locos; 3 Hunkers; 1 doubt ful. This is a gain of 14 members for the Whigs. The Senatorial election has resulted thus far, as follows :-5 Whigs and 2 Locofocos: The returns of Assemblymen thus far, show the election of 57 Whigs; 34 Locofocos ; 5 Hunkers ; 10 Anti-Rent ers. The Tribune thinks that Mr. Fish, the Whig candidate for Lieut. Gover nor, is likely beaten. One of the Whig Canal Commission ers elected, and probably both. The New Constitution, it is thought, has been carried in the State, although badly beaten in the city-20,000 against it. Equal Suffrage to colored persons has been rejected by a large majority in the State. NEW JERSEY. THE WHIGS TRIUMPHANT, The election in this State was hold on the same day as in New York. The U. S. Gazette says that the returns from New Jersey are of an unexampled cha racter. The Whigs have outdone them selves, and rolled up majorities so large as to exceed all previous efforts. They have done gloriously, and have cast light even into the dark spots of Locofocoism in the State—battered down its defences and left it almost utterly despoiled. The Whigs have elected four out of the five members of Congress, viz : Ist District—James G. Hampton, Whig. 2d " Wm. A Newell, 3d " Joseph E. Edsell,.loco. . . 4th " John Vandyke, whig. sth " Dudley S. Gregory, whig. The Whig gain on the popular vote, compared with 1844, is 4,579. The Whig majority in the State Sen ate is 5 ; in the House 19—making a majority of 24 on joint ballot. Last year it was but 9. This secures the election of a Whig U. §. Senator. Well done, " Jersey Blues." A Teetotal Country Among the published laws of the city of Oregon, we find the following :- 1. If any person shall hereafter im port or introduce any ardent spirits into Oregon, with intent to sell, barter, give or trade the same, and shall offer the same for sale, trade, barter, or gift, he shall be fined the sum of fifty dollars for each and every offence, which may be recovered by indictment, or by trial before a justice of the peace, without the form of pleading. 2. If any person shall hereafter sell, barter, give, or trade any ardent spirits of any kind whatever, directly or indi rectly, to any person within Oregon, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars for each and every such sale, trade, barter, or gift, to be recovered by indictment, in the county court, or be fore a justice of the peace, without the form of pleading. 3. If any person shall hereafter estab lish or carry on any manufactory or distillery of ardent spirits in Oregon, he shall be subject to be indicted bfore the county court as for a nuisance; and, if convicted, he shall be fined the sum of one hundred dollars, and the court shall issue an order to the sheriff directing him to seize and destroy the distilling apparatus, which order the sheriff shall execute. Reading Out. The Free Traders of Pennsylvania are still in a terrible ferment about the re sult of the late election. V. ell do they know they are hurt, but scarcely know where the blow came from; and in their tribulation, they cut and slash right and left. One attributes the defeat to the rain!—another to Gen.Cameront—anoth er to Gov. Porter!—another to the Har risburg argus!--and others to causes ad infinitum ;—and, in their despair, they have commenced the work of "reading out" those who are suspected. General Cameron and the Argus are to be anni hilated forthwith. They have trans gressed beyond redemption, and are to be excommunicated and thrown without the pale of the party. Poor fellows—they are to be pitied.— They have made up their minds to offer themselves a sacrifice upon the altar of FREE TRADE, and all who are not willing to be impaled with them, are to be denounced as traitors to Democracy ! Honor and thanks, say we, to those true friends of the Tariff of '42, who have the independence to defy the dictation of corrupt and servile party leaders, throw off the shackles of party ; and vote to maintain the true interests of the country. The friends of Protection in Pennsylvania can defy the Free Tra ders. Their defeat at the late election is but a priming to what it will be next fall. Their miserable policy never can obtain the least foot-hold in the old Key stone. The voters know their interests and dare maintain them.—Penn. Intel ligencer. 1637 SENTENCE OF DEATH.--In the Balti more City Court on Saturday, sentence of death was pronounced on the negro Joseph Alexander, convicted on Tuesday last of murder in the first degree, in kill ing a colored boy, a fellow servant, nam ed Washington Shepherd. His Honor, Judge Brice, delivered the sentence in a brief but impressive manner. He re minded the prisoner that he had been convicted by a jury of his country of one of the most barbarous and shocking murders which had ever been tried, and for which he was soon to suffer upon the gallows. During the sentence the pris oner manifested the utmost composure, and frequented assented to the remarks of the Judge by nodding his head, and exclaiming "Yes, sir." Srrow.—On the 17th and 18th ultimo, Snow fell at Montreal to the depth of 2 feet ; and all along the Lakes as far as Buffalo, several inches deep. DEMOCRATIC WOW COUNTY CONVENTION. , r ...-- Agreeably to the call of the County Committee, delegates from the several districts of Huntingdon county met in County Convention in the old Court House, on yesterday, at 2 o'clock, P. M., and organized by appointing J. SE WALL STEWART, President ; JAR,. BOGGS and Wm. HeTcnisoN, Vice Presi dents ; John W. Watson and William H. Peightal, Secretaries. Thirty-five delegates appeared and took their scats. After the President had stated the ob ject of the Convention, a motion was made, that they now proceed to ballot for a Representative Delegate, to repre-,t:l sent Huntingdon County in the State Convention, to be held in March next, to nominate candidates for Governor and Canal Commissioner. The following persons were then nominated, viz : Hon. John . Ker, Walker; John Wil liamson, Esq., Huntingdon ; Jas. Clark, Huntingdon. A ballot was then had, and upon cast ing up the votes it appeared that James Clark, of Huntingdon, had a majority of all the votes cast, and was therefore de dared duly elected Representative del- , eget° for Huntingdon county, in said Convention. The following resolution was then offered and adopted by acclamation : Resolved, That the Delegate just ap pointed, be instructed to support the nomination of Gen. JAMES IRVIN, of Centre co. for Governor. On motion, Hon. John Ker and J. Sewell Stewart, Esq., were appointed Conferees, to meet those that may by, appointed by Blair and Bedford counties, to appoint a Senatorial Delegate—with instructions to vote for one pledged to the support of Gen. Jas. Irvin. On motion, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted by accla mation : WHEREAS, the recent successes of the Whig party have convinced us that it is only necessary to persevere in ordc , r to insure the repeal of the Tariff of 1846, and the restoration of that of 1842, and to secure to the country generally its wonted prosperity and happiness : there- , fore Resolved, That the late election has put it beyond the possibility of a doubt, that the people of Pennsylvania are in favor of the Tariff of 1842. Resolved, That in the selection of a candidate by the whigs, to fill the Gu bernatorial chair for the next term, es pecial reference should be had to the soundness of his views . in relation to the protection of our domestic industry. Resolved, That we recognize in Gen. JAMES IRVIN, of Centre county, the man who is peculiarly identified with this subject ; who exerted a command ing influence in its passage, when it re quired the utmost exertions of its friends to keep it from falling to the ground; and the man to whom the people of Penn sylvania are looking to sustain this'great measure in the hour of its greatest calafn ity, Resolved, That the Tariff men of Hun tingdon County are undividedly for him, for the office of Governor in preference to all other candidates. On motion, The following gentlemen were appoint ed the County Committee for the ensu ing year A. W. Benedict, Esq., Huntingdon. J. W. Thompson, 44 John Read, 46 Jacob Snyder, A. H. Bumbaugh, A. Allison, Henderson township. Ed. Orbison, Cromwell James M'Guire, Barree J. P. Dewees, Tod J. M. Stevens, Petersburg. Joshua Greenland, Cassville. James Clarke, Birmingham. John Swoope, Alexandria. Isaac Woolverton, Roxberry. The Convention then adjourned. (Signed by the officers.) fl The next Legislature of Ohio. have to elect a Treasurer of State, \ Secretary of State, a Director of the Ohio Penitentiary, a Judge of the Su preme Court, vice Reuben Wood, a reg ister of the Maumee Land Office, and some 50 Associate Judges. The Next Presidency. You will see; Old Zaccheus he Will climb the tree To the Presidency. There! We have perpetrated the first poesy upon Gen. Taylor, in connexion with the presidency. It istrue we stole a part of it from the " Primer." But that is all the better. It will be sooner learned by heart among the Dayton Transcript. I'