Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, June 30, 1847, Image 2

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sgcnl l' or receiving advur tiseinetito c; •
lions, and collecting and ieecipting; lot the :
l'o MCIII.
The Fir NTiNGpo .lool:NAI. has a much
larger cireetlation iq fluntrugdon county,
than any other paper published in it, and
consequently is the most desirable adver
tising medium.
The "Jour. kil l be furnished from
the present time, until after the October
election, at the low rate of Fifty
Cetris per copy, when clubs of four or
more cut) be raised--the money to ac
company the order. Will the friends of
IRVIN and PATTON throughout the county
exert themselves to have clubs raised,
and forward the names and money with
out delay I Now is the time to act !
fry- The Right Reverend Dr. I'rrrr•.r
is expected to officiate in St. John's Pro
testant Episcopal Church on Friday next,
(July 2d) at 11 o'clock A. IT. We com
mitted an error of one week, in making
this announcement in our last.
‘VAVNE GUARDS.-The Wayne G nards,
Captain Caldwell, arrived at New Or
leans on the 10th ipst. We learn from
a member of the Company, that they
have last two of their number by death,
and that some eight or ten are on the
sick list The names of the deceased
are, George I'hiley, from Waynesburg,
Mifflin county, and John Henning, from
Newton Hamilton, same county.
STRAWBERRIES.—From the Hollidays
burg papers of last week, we learn that
the editors have been feasting, through
the politeness of one of their citizens,
on " Strawberries and Cream." Happy
fellows ! This reminds us of our neg
lect. On Monday of last week we recei
ved from the garden of Mrs. E. CLACK,
of the Temperance House, a dish of the
largest and most delicious Strawberries
we have ever seen: Without desiring
'to raise a controversy with our Blair
county neighbors on the subject, we in
cline to the opinion, that the strawber
ries cultivated in the garden of Mrs. C.
cannot be surpassed by any prodccedin
the county of Blair.
The Hollidaysburg Standard thinks
we "acted unwisely" in speaking favor
ably of the Lewistown Bank. Has ex
perience taught its editor that there is
more to be made by censuring public in
stitutions and public characters, than by
praising theinl We are not in the least
uneasy that our motives will be impugn
ed for treating an institution, in which
our citizens are interested, justly.
dent of the Philu'd Pennsylvanian, over
the signature of " Juniata," character
izes our paper as a " filthy and disgrace
ful sheet." Of course the author is un
known to us, but as he belches forth his
slang anorermously upon us, we have
no hesitation in pronouncing him a cow
ordl y poltroon, with just nerve enough
to make his attacks under cover, and
therefore entirely unworthy of notice.
As to the editor, J. W. Forney, Esq., he
is in the receipt of $1,500 a year from
the Polk Administration, for heaping
his abuse upon every one who dares
make opposition to the wicked measures
of his patron and master, and he can
therefore afford to insert anything which
his lackeys in the country may choose
to furnish. And as to the Publisher of
the Pennsylvanian, mr. a. boyd (alias
sonny) hamilton, we know him, and can
not therefore condescend to notice him
further than to inform the public that lie
is a fellow who was, a few years since,
publicly cow-hided Mille streets of Lan
caster for petty thunder—which disgrace
ful castigation his cowardly heart never
permitted him to resent ! The abuse of
such-men cannot injure us mach
The Globe has at last bract' silence
ott the subject of Polk'S Pass to Santa
Anna, and the last number of that paper
defends the President for having fur
nished the enemy with a leader, in the
following truly strange way. The rea
sons given by the Globe will receive, at
least, the credit of originality. The
editor says:
" Was Mr. Polk deceived ? Certainly not. lio
believed Men, (admitting he gave the puss"),
what every man must believe mew, that u gruffer
reward then &n!,, :lend err, . •
Is the sending id .melt a Illvxico,
int; "uid and comfort "to our enemy We think
• not. Instead of Santa Anna uniting, the distract
ed people of Mexico. as tic Federalists soy helm,
the contrary is the fire!. President Polk, then, has
not hcen deceived—he has G I A P EN"FIIE EN EM Y
A Up W AEI) ; and by doing so, has rendered "aid
and comfort" to the American army ! These are
VICWN, neighbor."
Let the opposition keep silence ! Mr.
Polk in his matchless wisdom and un
rivalled diplomacy, has “si yen the enemy
a COWARD " and thereby rendered "aid
and comfort" to the chivalrous Yankee
Nation ! Let the tears of the relatives
of the ONE THOUSAND killed and
wounded on the bloody fields of Buena
Vista and Cerro Gordo, be dried up, and
let their wailings be no longer heard in
the land ! Mr. Polk has humanely and
patriotically caused this work of slaugh
ter upon their kins-folk to be led on by
a coward! And let those who have been
lavishing their praises upon the heroes
of those sanguinary actions, cease their
exaltations; for, according to the Hun
tingdon Globe, all the credit is due to
Jas. K. Polk for having so adroitly fur
nished the Mexican army with a cowardly
leader ! Let not the brave soldier, who
has volunteered to do battle in defence
of the glorious stars and stripes in tlex-
ico, vainly expect to receive any credit
ibr the sacrifices lie has made and the
dangers which he fancies he has encoun
tered during this war, for lie will he met
and.told on his return home, by the de
fenders of Jas. IC. Polk, that lie has been
contending against an army having for
its leader the greatest coward that ever
But, seriously, we think our neighbor
must have been "driven to the wall"- to
find an excuse for the President's con
duct in this business, when he penned
the above. Nothing so disparaging to
the American Army has met our
. eye in
any quarter. Our neighbor's defenccof
the President lacks the usual ingenuity
of Locofocoism. While it does not help
Mr. Polk in the least, it is grossly insult
ing to the officers and men of our gallant
army. And if the above are the "views"
of our neighbor, we opine that his party
would have been vastly obliged to hint
if he had not given them publicity.
Gen. Irvin and the Pecple.
The Harrisburg Telegraph has, from
all the parts ()Nile Common wealth l the
most cheering intelligence and hest evi
dence of the popularity of Gen. lug ts—
evidence not to be mistaken, and which
renders it certain to its mind, that Gen.
Irvin will be elected Governor. There
is no boisterous demonstration of popu
lar feeling any where, but a sound con
, viction and a firm determination of pur
pose, in the minds of the People, to have
IjUES in our State government. Thou
sand of those who have heretofore pro
ved as true to their party as the needle
to the pole, WILL VOTE FOE GEN.
IRVIN, knowing him to be honest and
capable, and unpolluted by any political
associations; believing too that he will
administer the Government in a manner
that will redouned to the honor and
prosperity of the State.
We known of many such, and we are
informed front sources entitled to the
fullest credit, that such friends of Gen.
Irvin, who are not attached to bin, from
party predilections, but from a determi
nation to have a CHANGE in the Ad
ministration of :inks, are numerous in
all parts of the State. The effect of such
defection in the ranks of our opponents,
it requires no great prophet to fortel. It
presents a stitte of things—an indepen
dence of action, that is certain to prove
fatal to the re-election of Governor
Shuck, and the hopes of his especial
friends. But the welfare of the country
—a paramount obligation to party tics
—demands the sacrifice, and will ensue
the result. Mark this prediction.
Lieut. Franlilin Mehaffey, of the Ilth
Reg. U. S. Infantry, died at N. Orleans
on the 13th inst., after having been in
that city for about a fortnight, on his re
turn home.
The Presidentof the U. S. is now
on n tour to the East. A " second term"
1 t is thought would not be unacceptable
to his Excellency.
Our neighbor of the Globe has been And the Right of Suffrage.
exerting all his ingenuity to induce the The Pennsylvanian of the 12th instant,
farmers to believe that the recent high in a somewhat labored article, which
prices of grain has been caused by the speaks largely about the " citadel of free-
British Tariff of 1816. But how will dom," the"laborious poor," "aristocratic
he account for the decline which has to principle," and the pillars of our " polit
ken place? If Free Trade caused the ical edifice," attempts to prove—yen, ab
high prices cannot Free Trade continue solutely assserts that "Gen. Irvin, when
them 1 What say . you neighbor Ain Congress, voted against the extension
" Farmer " writing to the Norristown of free suffrage." He is branded as
Herald makes the following excellent guilty of the perpetration of a "political
observations on this subject, and we corn- outrage," and characterized as a sneak.—
mend them to our neighbor's attention : The editors of that paper are doubtless
"From your last paper I learn that err- aware that there are two hinds of sneaks;
tain Loco-foco papers are endeavoring to one who evades "minty rssponsibi/ity ;"
make the Farmers believe they are in
the other, who falsities by
tration for the high prices they obtain distort
dcbted to the present National Admin is
ing facts, with intention to defame. The
for their produce. The British Tariff last we call "Jerry Sneaks." The Penn
of 1816, say these editors, has caused ; sylvanian says:
the present high prices. If this be so, " During the 27th Congress a bill was
—if the Administration DID cause the before that body to "amend the charter
advance in.prices it can certainly keep of the town of Alexandria." This bill
up our prices, and it is nothing niece proposed to extend the right of suffiage,
than fair and reasonable for us to insist which had been denied, and still is, to
that the power which has caused oar "free white male citizens, who are of the
good prices should continue them. Un- . age of 21, and shall have resided one year
less it does this, it will be a curse in- within said town." The bill was consid
stead of a blessing to farmers in this ered, and ordered to be engrossed for a
section of country, especially those of third reading ; and, on motion, shall the
moderate means. Let the Administra- bill pass? a 'notion was made by Wil
tion then see that it continues the pri- liatn Cost Johnson, (Federalist,) "that
cos which its supporters boast that it the bill do lie upon the table," and the
has given us. A FARMER." question being put, the yeas were 87,
nays 66. Among the yeas is recorded
the name of James Irvin. See Journal
of the House of the 27th Congress, page
Had the Pennsylvanian told the whole
story and presented the case fully to its
readers, as every high-minded and hon
orable editor would have clone, there
would have been no occasion for any no
tice of the matter ; but that there may
be no misapprehension about it, we give
a synopsis of the whole affair.
The bill to amend the charter of the
town of Alexandria was taken np in Corn-1
tnittee of the Whole. Mr. Cave John
son moved to amend the bill, by extend
ing the right of suffrage to "all persons
of 21 years stud upwards, who shall have
resided in the town within the space of
twelve months prior to any election
Mr. Underwood opposed it. The ques
tion being taken on this amendment,
Gen. James Irvin voted for it. The bill
was then postponed till the following
day, on motion of Mr, Underwood.
On the succeeding day, the bill coming
up in order, Mr. J. Campbell moved to
lay it on the table. On this motion the
vote being taken, Gen. James Irvin voted
against it.
The question then recurring on the
nmendment, to insert in that part of the
bill which defines the qualifications of
voters for Mayor and Common Council
men, "free white males of 21 years and
upwards who have resided 12 months
within the corporation prior to such
election." Gen. Irvin VOTED FOR 17'.
The next Vote taken, was on the ques
tion of engrossing the bill for a third
reading. GM. Irvin VOTED FOR IT.
'The bill having been read a third time,
Mr. Adams moved that the bill be re
committed to the Committee on the Dis
trict of Columbia, with instructions to
strike out the word "white," in the clause
relating to the qualification of voters.
Upon this motion an exciting abolition
debate arose, in which great warmth
was manifested, and there being every
reason to believe that it would lead to an
almost interminable debate upon the
slave question,
and the pressing business
of the session being yet to act upon, and
the session drawing speedily to a close,
Mr. IV. C. Johnson moved to lay the
motion of Mr. Adams upon the table,
that the other important business before
the House might be proceeded with.—
On this motion General Irvin recorded
his vote in the affirmative.
Here, then, is the whole story about
Gen. Irvin's hostility to the extension
of the right of suffrage. Who sneaks
now I \V hen such are the only weapons
of opposition, who fears the result 1—
The argument shows the utter hopeless
ness of the locofoco leaders. Sneaking
ly, they poke about among records to
publish garbled extracts of an act, which,
when told in full, reflects the highest
honor on him they would traduce, as it
shows that his vote was for the farthest
extension of the right of suffrage. Sneak
indeed. Bah !—Penn'a Telegraph.
John B. Butler, Pennsylvania paymas
ter and military storekeeper, from 30th
June instant, in the place of Sturg,on,
resigned. Victor E Piolett, Pennsylva
nia, paymaster in place of Hammond, de
ceased. John B. G tit brie, pension agent
at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
'The Glorious Tariff of ,16
The Globe is always prating about the
glorious fleets of the Polk Tariff. The
following, from the Washington Union,
the great organ of the President, will
show how the Tariff act of 'l6 will com
pare with that of 'l2, as a revenue meas
ure : •
1316. 1817.
$7,396,000 $6,300,000
437,215 210 000
11,645 17,000
Showing a decline of '''''''''
der the "free trade" Tariffof 184.6, which
we were told would increase the revenue!
The 01 ice Leech
Mr. Shank has been in office upwards
of THIRTY YEARS ! He has drawn
from the Treasury and pocketed in the
way of saleries .and perquisites over
There is not another man in the State
who has been so long at the public crib
—there is no one within the length and
breadth of the Commonwealth, who has
drawn the same amount from the Treas
ury for personal service. It is high time
he was taught to depend upon his own
resources, like other folks, and the pro
bability is he will he reduced to that ex
tremity after the close of his present
term.—Rcadvig Journal.
It has been ascertained that "Mexican
Whigs" means nothing more nor less
than "Whigs fighting against Santa
Anna in Mexico." Those, however, at
home, in the United States, who speak
disrespectfully of the G rest Cock-fighter,
are believed to be justly entitled to the
same appellation:—[Vide all the Loco
foco papers.]
bia (Tenn.) Observer, a paper printed at
the residence of Gen. Pillow in Tennes
see, says:
Major Gen. Pillow, while here on a
recent visit, took occasion to say, in the
hearing of many persons, that Gen. Tay
lor• is a Whig ; that from his persona! ac
quaintance with him, he know him •to
be so, and that there is no doubt on this
subject amongst those who have ever
heard an expression of political opinion
from him. •
"A MEMICAN WHIG!"—The "Hero of
Sacramento," Col. DONINIAN, is spoken
of as the Whig candidate for Governor
of Missouri. If he can run as well as
the marched, he will defeat all the
friends of Santa Anna.
BLAIR COUNTY.—The Whigs of this
1 county nominated the following ticket
IC'When Santa Anna speaks of dy
ing: for his country it always puts us in on Tuesday last:
Mind of the lova the Locofocos cherish Asseinbly.-11tNity BREIDENTIIALL.—
pen- , County Commissioner—Juon floovan.
and foster for the working class of
Register & Recorder—Louis H. WILLIAMS.
ple—both being mere bluster, of which
we never Shall see any reality. Auditor—WlLLlAN REED, Esq., and op
... _ . _ • . _. . . pointed the following gentlemen &man
[E,- The Town and neighborhood of rial Conferees : Jame,s• Malone, Jas: 4.
Peoria, Illinois, were recently visited by ' .11cealtan, Jacob S. Shull. •
a violent hailstorm. The destruction to , A public meeting was held in the even
property was very great. The forest !•ncr of the same day, of which the Rog
trees were stripped of their foliage and
small branches, and after the storm had ms ' er sa y s :
passed, every thing around wore a shot-
i , The IRVIN & PATTON meeting last
toted aspect.
, night at Donaldson's was a glorious 1 dem
onstration of popular opinion. The house
1,- The (New School) General As- ! was full to overflowing. Locos whom
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1 we have heretofore regarded as our most
the United States has addressed letters' decided, unswerving and active oppo
to the Churches in Ireland and Scotland, floats were there; and the hard-listed
yeomanry of the country were also there
in goodly numbers.Theresolutio d
in reply to they remonstrance against
mi a op
the countenance given by it to slavery, ted and the proceedings at length, will
stating that it does not deem farther be :' iven in our next. Hon, Joar it M c ,
( .. , -'. , E, Presided.
conmunicationsou shut topir! necessary
Shunles Prospects,
As the election approaches the prtis
poets of Mr. Shank for re-election are
becoming more and more gloomy. The
great mass of the party feel no interest
in his success. There is nothing about
the man to secure their especial regard,
while his administration, it is agreed on
all hands, has been anything but credit
able to his statesmanship. His ardent
supporters—those who stand up for him
and make a show of fight, are composed
almost entirely of office-holders dad
Editors having a direct personal interest
in•election. Those who are not
' thus interested are lukewarm, and quite
indifferent as to his success. But there
are some who are not merely lukewarm.
A very large portion of his own party
entertain towards him, personally and
politically, feelings of rancorous hostil
ity and the most abject contempt. They
know him to be a man of no mind, no
energy, no fixedness of purpose. He
has played the demagogue all his days
to secure and retain office, and his offi
cial acts since his elevation to the Ex
ecutive chair of the Commonwealth
prove him to be a demagogue still. To
gain new friends lie is ever ready to sac•
rifice old and true ones, and hence it is
that some of his most ardent and enthu
siastic supporters in past campaigns,
having proved his ingratitude, are now
his most bitter opponents. The pros
pects for Shank, therefore are bad--de
cidedly had, and if the Whigs do their
duty his defeat is ensured beyond a
On the other hand the signs of the
times plainly indicate that Gen. IRvIN,
the Whig candidate, is fast gaining
ground. He is known to be a man of
high-toned principle—an honest, straight
forward, plain, unassuming business man
--who has the prosperity and business
interests of the commonwealth at heart.
The people want just such a man. They.
are tired of the drone who has been
ing oil them for the last thirty years,
and will give him leave to return to pri•
rate life at the close of his present term
--Reading Journal.
The Harrisburg Union, in an article
deploring the quiet which reigns in Har
risburg, compares its location with the
manufacturing towns of New England,
and asks, in speaking of the cotton ship
ped east and then returned in prints—
" Now, why do not our capitalists
stop some of these bales of cotton at the
Harrisburg wharvesgive the eighty
dollars to our laborers, and take the ten
or twelve per cent profit on their capi
tal 1"
The answer, we think, to this is Very
plain. In New England the Governors
of States have not yet been able to dis
cover a monster in companies incorpor
ated for manufacturing purposes, and
consequently do not, like Francis R.
Shunk, veto every bill presented to them
for signature. They seem to know
what Francis R. 811 . unk does not, that
such companies can accomplish great
enterprises without interfering with
the regular business in which stockhold
ers are engaged; while an individual,
embarking his capital in it, according to
the wise head at the head of our State,
would have to relinquish his ordinary
pursuits—in fact make it his sole busi
ness—because not one in fifty thou
sand has sufficient capital to pursue it
May not an answer then be found to
the queries of the Union in the silly veto
messages of Francis IL Shunk.—Juniata
The National Intelligencer thus coolly
replies to an article in the Washington
Un ion:
6 , The Union calls General SANTA
ANNA the ally of the Whigs; but the
Union must not expect to pass off its
damaged goods on its adversaries. The
Executive of the United States sent Santa
Anna to Mexico to head her armies, and
with the intention that he should do so.
If that stroke of policy has turned out a
bad speculation, the Government must
not hope to evade its responsibility by
so transparent a trick as the organ at
tempts to play off. What the Execu
tive could promise itself in aiding Sate
Anna to get back to Mexico to fight her
battles, we have never been able to con
ceive; it is a riddle which the Govern
ment has not deigned to solve, and which
we suspect it cannot solve. Whatever
the motive, the friends of the Adminis
tration admit that it was a blunder—a
well-meant one, they say, yet still a
blunder. But they go no Ifurther; they
do not say what was hoped or expected
from it. Now, we do not chose to bear
the responsibility of the blunders of the
Administration, whether well or ill
meant; and so the Administration and its
worthy organ must fain keep Gen. Santa
Anna to themselves."
• SOME WR [TEE in the nmes contends
that F. R. Shuck should be continued in
office because Webster, Clay and Adams
have been in office nearly all their lives.
The writer might argue with just about
as much plausibility that a goose should
wear breeches because melt do.—Juni.
(itta Sentinel.
More Treason,
The wholt country is arousing to the
incalculable evils to the War—and pub=
lie opinion is finding utterance in a thou
sand different forms. the following
resolutions were adopted by the Old
School Presbyterian Assemby at its
recent session in Richmond Virginia:
Resolved, That in view of the present
posture of our national affairs, the con
tinuance of the war, and its dreadful re
sults, it be earnestly recommended to all
our Churches to humble themselves before
.9lmighty God, with confession of their
own sins and THE SINS OF THE PEO
PLE, and to engage zn fervent and con
tinued prayer—that as individuals and
GIVEN; that there may be a speedy,
righteous and amicable adjustment of
all existing difficulties with other na.
tions; arid that we may be permitted to
enjoy, without interruption,the blessings
of peace.
Resolved That all pastors and all otil:
ers preaching steadily, be requested to'
bring this subject before the several'
Churches in whiclrthey minister, on the,
second Sabbath of. June, or as soon after
as it may be convenient, and to urge
upon our people the duty pointed out in
the foregoing resolutions.
The Federalists and the late War.
. _
The Alexandria Gazette, a sterling
Whig paper says :
"The Washington Union ha* sever ,
oral columns of extracts, gol g to prove
that the Federalists were not friendly to
the war of 1812, and, indeed th ex
tracts seem intended to prove t the
whole Federal party at that time was
traitorious. The editor of the Union
was not a Federalist THEN, but Mr. Buch
anan was !"
The Lancaster Union and Tribune
copies the above and adds:
The Gazette says true. Mr. Buchan
an was a Federalist in 1812, and deliv
ered a violent and bitter Anti-War and
Anti-Democratic Oration in this city—
(the "only Democratic city in the Un
ion!")—in which he declared—
"'That time did now allow him to enu ,
morate all the wild and wicked projects
of the Democratic Administration. * *
They rashly plunged us into a war
with a Nation more able to do us injury
than any other Nation in the world. * * *
It [the war of 181'2] took its rise from
an overwhelming partiality which the_Dem
ocratic party have ultimately shown for
" Thanks to Heaven," said Mr. 8.,
"that we have obtained peace, bad and •
disgraceful as it is; otherwise the beau
tiful structure of the Federal Govern ,
RANDS, might have sunk, like the api-
tol, into ruins."
"This has been called a glorious war,"
continued Mr. 8., "Glorious it has been
in the highest sense, to the American
character, but disgraceful in the extreme
to thd .ndministration."
If the Washington Union is not satis
fied with the above extracts we have a
"few more left of the same sort!" Or if
it would like to go .‘ wholesale" into the
matter, we could furnish the full speech
as printed by Mr. Buchanan's organ of
that day
Easton Whig states that the "Union
and Harmony" party in the Democratic
banner county of Monroe, has been de
veloping itself for some time in all its
beauties, and on Wednesday morning
last, about ten o'clock, a number of per
sons went to the office of the "Democrat
ic Press," at Stroudsburg, carried the
cases, types, &c., into the street, set
fire to them, and burned them up. They
also attempted to destroy the press, but
being of heavy cast-iron, little impres
sion was made upon it. The "Press" of
the previous week having made an out
rageous attack upon the private charac.
ter of some families, was the cause of the
destruction of the property. Two per
sons, supposed to be the authors of the
offensive article, have been arrested on
charge of libel, and held to bail in the
of 441000 each. Arrests have also
been made of persons concerned in the
The "Democratic Press" was estab.
fished at that place about eighteen
months since, by a number of Demo ,
crate. It was a stock property, and
published for them as the "Jacksbit
Democratic Association," It was in op.
position to the clique that adhered to.
the "Monroe Democrat," the old organ
of the Locofoco party in that county.—
This is a family quarrel, in which the
Whigs have nothing to do, It is dog
eat dog. The parties are now in the
hands of the law, and justice will no
doubt be meted out to them.
rrSome of our Farmers, who are
used to plain business transactions, are
curious to know what has become of the
three million of dollars which Congress
placed at the disposal of the President,
and which he appeared to be confident
would prove eflbctive in securing peace.
—Exor. Herald.
(lam The hies of Maryland have
nominated , William T. Goldsborough,
Esq. as their candidate for Governor.