Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, September 07, 1847, Image 2
THE JOURNAL. Huntingdon, Tuesday, September 7, 18.17. W NOMINATIONS. FOR GOVERNOR: GEN. JAMES IRVIN, OF CENTRE COUNTY. FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER: JOSEPH W. PATTON, OF CUMBERLaND COUNTY. Whig County Ticket. ASSEMBLY : DAVID BLAIR, of Huntingdon. SHERIFF : JOHN 0. STE WART, of Huntingdon. TREASURER: ISAAC NEFF, of West. COMMISSIONER : JOSHUA GREENLAND, of Cass. AUDITOR : JAMES GILLAM, of Barree. (I[7' SEE FOURTH PAGE. GEN. IRVIN On our fourth page will be found a let ter from an honest Laboring man, now in Ohio, and who was formerly in the employ of Gen. Irvin. It is addressed to the Mercer Whig. We invite the at tention of all, and especially, the Labor ing portion of the community, to it. The only object of the writer in question, would appear to be to do justice to one who had treated him kindly while in his employ; and his testimony should there fore have more weight with all honest inquirers after truth, than all that can be said by heated politicians and reck less Party editors. The author of the letter is known to some now engaged at Iron works in this county. Read it, La boring men, and then hand it to your neighbor. Li'. The efforts that have been making by the Gwin faction here, to array the Antimasons of the county against one of their candidates, has aroused a strong feeling of indignation among them in every section of the county. We have received a number of communications from old members of the party, speaking out their sentiments on the subject, which we will publish next week. OUT Prospects, From all parts of the State we have the most reliable intelligence of the cer tain election of Gen. IRVIN. A letter now before us from a prominent and in telligent citizen of the Northern part of the State says : "If the Whigs turn out and poll their full vote, JANES IRVIN will be the next Governor of Pennsylvania, by a very large majority." Whigs of Old Huntingdon ! do you want a strong er incentive to action than this—the certain election of your own favorite son 1 Let every one then, act as though the result depended on his own individ ual exertions and vote, and the victory over the office-holders is certain. Voters of Huntingdon County! Remember that Shank considers all in favor of one term croakers and office hunters. Remember, too, that every vote polled for him or the Locofoco County Ticket, will be construed into an approval of the measures of James K. Polk, including the British Tarifrof 1846 and the Mexican N% ar, with its cost of thousands of valuable lives and MIL LIONS upon MILLIONS of money. The Locofoco County meeting held in this borough a short time since, declared its approval of all the measures of Polk's administration, and especially in regard to the war, and your votes will either ratify or condemn the proceedings. SENATORIAL CONFERENCE.—The Sena torial Conferrees, to nominate a Whig candidate for Senator in this district, will meet at Hollidaysburg, on Friday next, 10th inst. fj7.ln 1844, the Locofocos slandered the Whig candidate for Sheriff through the columns of the "Independent Whig." Now, they use the "Huntingdon Mes senger," a professed neutral paper, for the same purpose. They failed to ac complish their purpose then, and the people understand them too well now, to be deceived by anything got up by the traitor Legislator or any of his tools. ID- Can any of our Locofoco exchan ges tell us why Francis R. Shunk was dismissed from the office of Secretary of State by David R. Porter"! The Country Districts, From every part of the County we hear the cheering cry among the Whigs, " .411 is well !" Although in some dis tricts our friends were somewhat disap pointed at the result of the labors of the County Convention, yet they think that if they would allow a slight disappoint- ment to induce them to waver or in any manner desert their organization, it would only result in advantage to Loco ; focoism, and injury to the Whig party in the County ; and they have, there fore, determined to go in heartily to the support of 'gym, PATTO?i, and the whole Whig County Ticket. We made a hurried visit to the upper end of the County during the past week, and had the pleasure of taking by the hand a great many of our Whig friends, in that section of the County ; and found them all in good spirits, and perfectly united. The efforts of the Locofocos here to produce jealousy and disunion in the Whig ranks are well understood in the country. In the townships of War riorsmark and Franklin, where the Lo cofocos have been boasting that Mr. Crownover, the Locofoco nominee for Sheriff, would make such terrible in roads upon the Whig vote, on account of alledged disaffection among them, we found the Whigs thoroughly united, and confident of the success of Gen. Irvin land the whole Whig Ticket. The Whig vote of Franklin twp. this fall will be something similar to their Corn Crop—tremendous !—And if the Loco focos are calculating upon any of the noble hearted Whigs of either Frank lin or Warriorsmark townships voting for Matthew Crownover, or any other Locofoco candidate, they arc doomed to bitter disappointment. They are Whigs in the true sense of the term, and go for "Principles—not Olen." Had the ef forts of the Legislative Candidate for whom Mr. Crownover voted and elec tioneered two years ago, been fully suc cessful, the noble townships above men tioned, together with the whole of Mor d e,would not now be within the bounds of Old Huntingdon County ! And we have no doubt that after the returns from those townships are received, Mr. C. will feel a fresh regret that his friend Gwin fail ed in his effort to make Tussey's Moun• min the boundary line. From the lower end, too, we have the most encouraging news. The friends of Irvin are firm, united, and confident, and will move in solid column for the whole County Ticket. And all that is now wanting is the proper arrangements to bring out the full Whig vote. We hope this will not be neglected in any of the districts. The Locofocos are ae tively but secretly at work, preparing for time contest. Let the Whigs prepare to meet them face to face, and 7'icket to Ticket. NOT NOMINATED. It is said by some respectable demo crats, that the Locofoco candidate for the Legislature did not receive a major ity of all the votes cast in the Conven tion; and that Col. R. F. Haslett is re ported as having received only 11 votes, when in fact he received 13. It would appear from the ballotings that there were 43 votes in the Convention, while only 40 are reported as having voted for the Legislative candidate. We ap pend the report of the ballotings : For A scembly, Dr. Jacob M. Geminill had 20 votes, Col. Robert F. Haalett " 11 .. John K. Meta ~ 5 II Wt.liam M'Nitt, ~ 4 " For Sheriff, Matthew Crownover had 23 votes, John ‘fray, •4 16 4. Somuel Miller, ~ For Commissioner, Robert Speer, had 26 votes, A. P. Owens 4. 6 .4 James Forrest " 10 For Treasurer. had 2t voice, David Black Capt. James Bell .. 21 .. For Auditor, Isaac Cook, had 25 voles, Jacob Kough 18 " It will be seen from the above that for Sheriff and auditor 43 votes were cast; for Commissioner and Treasurer 42, and for assembly only 40; of which number as reported in the Globe, it will be seen, Dr. Gemmill only receives one-half—not a majority ! And under what new rule of Progressive Democracy the Doctor was'proclaimed duly nominated, we are at a loss to determine ! We know noth ing more in regard to this matter, than that there is a suspicion among some of the democrats, that Col. Haslett recei ved two more votes than the report gives him, and that unfairness was resorted to by the Gwin faction to make up the entire Ticket front among their own !clique. Who can explain/. THE APPROACHING ELECTION. Centre County. The Whigs of Pennsylvania, says the Communication. The Whigs of Centre county, the home Village Record, have never presented a Ma. CLARK :—The Messenger, of your of Gen. lam, held a County Meeting more undivided front than at this mo- town, I accidentally met with this morn- in Bellefonte on the 25th ult., which is represented as having been unusually ment. Wherever we turn the most gist- ing• "I t contains iee Township,Communication,e e t sub- dit ifying prospect is seen. All the cone- ! ties are working with consummate tact jest of the herifrs electron. If the i writer was a resident of Union Township, well attended. The Whig, in speaking , of the meeting says:—"The Whig Meet and judgment, preparatory to the great or I thought the electors of that section ing on Wednesday evening, was one of effort in October. Gen. IRVIN is the'; of the county were the least dissatisfied the most convincing evidences that the friends and neighbors of Gen. IRVIN man of the people—intelligent, honest, t aLo t ot ei t h h e e e election ecetet if f of e atn much m istake n, t l a ow ke to feel, and are determined to manifest, by and unostentatious. A better man was ' convince office, that titer ! : is nothing m l l' never put forward for the votes of a free the Odd-Fellow Association that can, orc their action on the 2d Tuesday of Oc- , people. The utmost confidence may be does, interfere with their anti-masonic , tober, a deep and anxious interest in his ness and became poor. reposed in him. During a long life he feelings or prejudices; but, when 1 in- election. Although no measures beyond In regard to the charges against MI has never faltered for a moment in the ' form you that i the writer is h a .oco . Fohco is i the ordinary notice in the paper, had Patton, the editor of the Hollidaysburg I i Lawyeractuated f ! d y oc merce na ry vls motives,,th been taken to secure a large assemblage, Register, who is familiar with his char straight-forward discharge of duty.— He is eminently qualified for the duties ! it i s no t necessa ry t o a dd ress t h e A nt i. the meeting was the largeest held in the actor and history, remarks : of the office to which we would elevate I masonic electors of that sterling town- county since the exciting campaign of "In early life he became one of a firm him. His integrity is above suspicion. ship. 1844, and manifested a degree of enthu- who embarked in the manufacturing be siness. A great depression in the busi- Theoffice of She . riff, since ri te divi- th l• h t d t Well may the ‘'t hig party rally with . mon o f the county, is not an o bj ect to siasm, a ffording e itg es an mos mess world, and a revulsion in the mon confidence upon Irvin. any man. The officer, however, has, in encouraging prospects in the count.— Y etary affairs of the country immediately We again call upon the Whigs in the a political point of view, some influence The proceedings of the meeting were ensuing, the firm became embarrassed, various townships in this county to ex- —he has control of the Jail and certain characterised by unanimity and harmo- , and finally failed. But mark ye, no man , ercise the utmost vigilance. We have , public printing. The election of Mat- ny, and the able and interesting speeches will say it failed full-handed. No such ' work before us which demands unceas- . fi n ee t w his res Crownover eet w4 . 4t i l e ld produce retin ‘ a ve c e h l a d n Le o f Messrs. HALE and POTTER were recei- !, It h e m u ! e h t t N hove ra ! speedilyeveren t a givenined w ; a o y r if before eve r ing application for its faithful discharge. taken front ' the Whig J ourna l and given ved with the liveliest demonstrations of the convincing proofs of Mr. Patton's approbation. The recent elections afford unmistake- to the Messenger—the writer referred integrity and honesty. HE FAITHFUL- We have repeatedly assured our LY GAVE UP TO THE PAYMENT able indication of the tone and temper to would be his counsel, and the Anti- Arevolution of the peop le. quite as , 1 masons, as a consequence, about as friends elsewhere, that Gen. IRVIN would OF THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE much respected, after the election, as receive more votes in this county than FIRM, ALL HE WAS WORTH, AND overwhelming as that of 1840 is on the , the Guerillas are by the " Yankees" in have ever heretofore been given • to a LEFT HIMSELF POOR—poor in all eve of an outbreak ; nay, it has already m ex i co , but virtuous principle and energy and Whig and the information begun, and each mails heralds its pro- While adverting to the unreasonablenobleness of character. Nor did he obtained during candidate, th pas t week has had grass. The people are arising in their prejudice which the writer in question, tendencyt eopinionthusstop at this ;he went resolutely and en attempts to raise ngainst the Whig can- a o confirmt he er eticall to work, adopting the most g Y strength, and all that is needed to insurel I didate for Sheriff, on account of his be- expressed. rigid :economy and untiring industry, certain and glorious triumph, is proper ,ing a mem ber of aCtan•teble and Social BEDFORD COUNTY. to realise the means fully to discharge direction to the popular will. We must I Association, it will not be amiss to ex-the obligations of the co-partnership. Avery large and enthusiastic IV hig be firm, united and determined. tend my views on the subject of the up- Nobly has he held on in this high re , mass meeting was held at Bedford on Whigs of Huntingdon county ! by proaching election, a little further. solve, and steadily ' has the amount of At no election, within my recollection, , the 23d ult. The following county tick- indebtedness been diminishing before your love for cherished princip les , we . , ' has the two great parties of the country let was placed in nomination, and resolu- his efforts. Faithfully has all the means call upon you not to lose sight of t he defined their principles, or policy of sus-tions adopted responsive to the 'tontine- he could command (above an humble great interests which are staked upon taming the Administration of the Gov- I tions of IRVIN and PATTON by the living,) been devoted to this end. the aroaching all-important election. ernment, so plain, as they have on the I "—And now, we ask the reader, if pp State Convention, and nom inatin g Gen. Political thraldom has crippled our en- present occasion. The Whigs go for,Mr. Patton's misfortune, (or crime as the ZACHARY TAYLOR for the Preet' iden and will sustain the candidates who ar e Locofocos would have it called,) does ergies already too long. Reform must known to be in favor of protect ing the, cy : • not furnish the evidence of his HIGH be had. A bold man is needed at the manufacturing and agricultural interests assembly—David Rowland, John Metz- INTEGRITY and UNTAINTED HON helm of State. Then stand up bravely of the country. The Locos are in favor' gar . ESTY, rather than the reverse'? We ‘ in support of Irvin. Do not weary of of Free Trade—of protecting the manu- Commissioner—Thomas Speer. ask if clearer and more unquestionable well doing, until the glad shout shall as-1 factories of England in preference to our Treasurer—Wm. T. Chapman. evidence can be advanced in any man , own, provided their goods can be got a auditor—Peter A. Hillegas. ner of a man's honesty and integrity, or tend to the Heavens—" Pennsylvania is ' little cheaper. To the Agricultura list,there can be a prouder spectacle in the redeemed." Among other strong and conc l us i ve or Farmer, they hold out the idea that moral world, than that of the discharged Whigs, Listen to the Enemy! the British will buy our surplus produce, t reasons for opposing the election of F. insolvent, with the high purpose of Ail- The Huntingdon Globe of last week ,or take it in exchange fur their goods. R. Shenk, we find among the proceed- . filling the demands of justice and sus contains the following appeal to the Lo. This, however, is a consumate piece of ings the following : taming Iris moral standing among his -.. deception. The late famine and distress "Because, We regard the Anti-Demo- ' fellow men, applying himself faithfully cameo party of Huntingdon county : in E ur ope, • • hadtheeffect I • Veto Prerogative P • e it r i i s ee tr in ue,. o critic eto rerogative as . especially to the payment of the obligations front I "Be vigilent, then, Democrats of Old'' - producing price and demand dangerotw in the hands of a weak man which he had been released'!—We know Huntingdon,—organize—spend a little for our adstuffs • but, will that cause surrounded by designing counsellors. of none—we ask no better--and we time, ned use your utmost influence for ever return again 'I ' Providence has bless- :By its exercise for reasons the most challenge the slanderers of Air. Patton the success of a good and just cause. ed, at this time, all Europe with a boon-' puerile, Francis R. Skunk has vetoed the to name one. ' You have agood ticket before you, — tiful harvest ; and had not our own crops, . spirit of enterprize in almost every sec- ' " Voters of Pennsylvania! beware of carefully selected by a C onven ti o n of this season, failed to some extent, our ition of the State. : the unprincipled attacks of the Shenk Delegates of your own choo s ing,—which surplus might have rotted in our gran- ' Bedford county, neglected as she al-' presses and pimps upon faux and PAT you may truly proud of. Use your ut.. naries, for want of a market. ' ways has been by Legislation, was,by the TON—they are honest and worthy teen, most exertions for its success. Vote it ' In the selection of candidates, both 1 Veto of the Huntingdon and Top Broad des erv in gand your support; let your from beginning to end—STRIKE OFF' parties, I perceive, have been particular- " Mountain Railroad and Coal Company,' determination to stand by them remain NOT A MAN. Do. thi s , an d we will ly careful in adhering to the "right " denied the privilege of unfolding and unshaken. So shall the right prevail; have the proud satisfaction of sending stripe"—the Whigs, in addition to the ' converting to useful purposes the vast ' and our affairs be administered wisely forth to our democratic brethern abroad a d o ption of Gen. Irvin for Governor and mineral resources of that region. , and well." the glad tidings, that good Old Hunting- Joseph W. Patton for Canal Commission- " Becau se, We are opposed to the re- I don has thrown of th e sh a ckl es of Feder- . er, have nominated David Blair, Esq., election of this old office-holder for the! alism—that she stands redeemed and for Assembly—John G. Stewart, for above, among a host of other good and ' I regenerated. Let your watchw o rd be, Sheriff, and Isaac Neff for County Treas• sufficient reasons. And also, Because, "we will not only TRY, but are deter- urer—these men are well known to be , We consider Thirty-five years in office, ' mined to DO." , , Protectionists ; while the Locos have in on full pay, a full share for any one office We commend the above, from the or- ' the nomination of Dr. Gemmill for As seeker. gan of the Locofoco party of Hunting- sembly, and : Matthew Crownover for Sheriff, taken t wo of the most thorough- O:Zr - The Whigs of Centre county have don county, to the attention of every going Free Trade men that has ever bee n nominated the following Ticket l good Whig; and especially to those (if in this community. Gov. Shank being assemby—WlLLuat ALLISON ; Treas there be any such) who have harbored a free trade man, of course heads the urer—J. K. SHOEMAKER ; Commissioner for a moment the idea of cutting his Ticket. It is but fair to admit that these , —FREDERICK BURKERT ; al/ditOr—SAM i Ticket. While the piratical Messenger, gentleman all stand fair in their private , um. H. STOVER. under the control of Locofocos in this e characte r s, tii and the i election, as it ought, . We are happy to see the name of our Borough, is laboring hard to induce The ' Whigs, '.noonnttheei t h eir One hand, principles:"' n g c e ix e l e ra s i friend of the "Whig" on the above Whigs to fly from their organization, Protection of our interests ; and the La- Ticket. Mr. Shoemaker is a good Whig, the regular organ of the party, the Globe, cos for Free Trade, Sze. The Whigs o f and if elected will make an excellent cries out " Democrats, stick to the Tick- the County have, therefore, the subject officer. He has our best wishes for his . fairly before them. If they are friendly et—STRIKE OFF NOT A MAN!" to Whig principles, they will lay aside And as an inducement to do so, the all personal feeling, and vote for the Globe assures its readers that they will Whig ticket as agreed upon at their have the satisfaction of proclaiming a Delegate Convention. T Locofoco triumph in "good Old Hunt- To the Farmers, it is of the utmost ingdon"! importance to sustain the policy of the Whigs.—lf the Locos are suffered to in- Whigs! Friends of Irvin! Shall this troduce and continue Free Trade doe be so I Will you give Locofocoism an trine, it will be death to their interests. opportunity to cry out Victory ! in this The manufactories of our own Country sterling Whig County '1 We have mis- will be unable to compete with the Pau taken your character, and your love for per s l t ab st o o r of ti e gland, consequently til they Whig principles if you do. Stand ull vetted into Farmers,erc opera tors will instead of for your organization, then, and vote the consumers become, at once, producers, Whig Ticket—run WHOLE TICKET, and and aid in the total destruction of our NOTHING BUT THE TICKET. In home market. A FARMER. the language of the Globe, "vote it from beginning to end—strike of NOT a M. 3.1 1, !" If this be done by every op ponent of Locofocoism, "we will have the proud satisfaction of sending forth to our democratic (Whig) brethern abroad the glad tidings that good Old Huntingdon" is unconquered and Ujr- CO.YQUERaBLE. What say you, then, Whigs of Old Huntingdon 1 Will you falter and be defeated—or stand firm and be VICTO RIOUSI We await your answer at the ballot boxes. 11l Bishop O'Connor officiated in the Roman Catholic Chapel in this place on yesterday. At the close of the exerci ses we regret to learn that 3lrs. Sissler, a resident of Alexandria, was severely injured by the falling of some plastering from thy ceiling. TEll COUNTY TIOBET. Noble Sentiment. The following patriotic sentiment is extracted from Gen:TAyLort's letter to the Hon. Mr. GRAVES. It is a sentiment worthy the head and heart of its distin guished author, and deserves to be prin ted in letters of gold : "Although myself A WHIG, yet if I had the power to make a President of the United States, and it I knew who, in the high office of President, would administer the government in the great est purity and do most towards restoring it to what it was in the earlier days of the Republic, 1 would make that man President, no matter to what party he might nominally belong." WILLIAM F. JOHNSTON, Esq. has been nominated as the ‘t hig candidate for Senator in the District composed of Arm strong, Cambria, Clearfield and Indiana counties. success, Death of Silas Wright. The death of this distinguished poli tician was received in New York and Philadelphia on Saturday morning last, and created a profound sensation, if we are to judge of the public feeling from the newspapers. He died of apoplexy on Friday last at his residence in St. Lawrence county, New York—aged 52. Mr. Wright was an able and a distin guished man as well as politician. He had been in public life for the last thir ty years, and had filled many stations of honor and respectability, with great credit and to the satisfaction of his con stituents. A Word to Whigs in Whig Counties. The Pennsylvania Telegraph says : I The Locofocos are arousing their party by unusual efforts in their strong Coun ties. Old Berks led off with a great gathering at Reading on Saturday the 28th tilt., at which were present Gov. Shunk and Secretary Miller, Tory In gersoll, Longstreth, and other great guns of the party, advocates of •Free Trade and the British Tariff of 1846. Should not the Whigs too take the hint, and arouse their strong counties thoroughly, and be prepared to have every vote at the polls. There is no time for delay. Action, action is necessary and impor- Itant ; and every one should act as if his exertions were to decide the result. Flour is still on the decline. What has become of the Tariff of 18461 Joseph W. Patten: Notwithstanding their loud proles. sions of love for poor men, the Locofoco papers now teem with appeals to their readers to vote against Mr. Patton, be cause he at one time had the misforttm. to fail in business. These Loeofoco ed itors are hard to please• Lien. Irvin they say, should be defeated because he has prospered in business and become rich, and Mr. Patton should inset the same fate because he was unfortunate in busi- SUNK ELECTIONEERING We observe that Gov. Snumc left I-lar risburg on Thursday last on a trip to Reading, accompanied by his "guide, philosopher and friend," JESSE MILLER, and E. W. HOTTER, an emissary from the State Department at Washington. It seems that there is a good deal of kicking in Old Berks this season—she does not wear the party yoke so submis sively as usual, and that famous Five Thousand Locofoco majority is likely to be whittled down materially. The people of that County have not forgotten that after their favorite and lamented MUHLENBERG was nominated three years ago, SHUNK and his friends established a paper at Harrisburg which opposed his election with great virulence.—The Governor, having heard of the trouble in Berks, has gone over to see whether he cannot settle it, taking JESSE along of course—for what could he do without JESSE i—and intending to tell the good German Farmers some of his old stories about "Die Trappe," and give them u palaver in their own tongue. The ministration at Washington have furnished an emissary in the person a hired Clerk under Mr. BUCHANAN—Ube NUTTER, formerly notorious as a slang whanging Locofoco Editor at Harris burg, and remarkable only for impu dence and ingratitude—always ready to engage in any dirty work, and after wards to betray his accomplices for a consideration—and he is to tell the lion- . est people of Berks County what is De mocracy, and how they must vote! The presumption of these mercenary officials is intolerable, and ought to be rebuked. It is to be hoped that the Barks County folks will teach them a lesson ; and send SHITNIC and his companions home with "their fingers in their mouths and fleas(' in their ears."—York Republican. (1:7- The Riot trials in Carlisle love resulted in the conviction of twelvicol ored persons, and the acquital r9Pro fessor McClintock, and about 2,qfothers. The trials occupied the Court .'about a week and excited a deep interest. Able counsel were engaged on both sides ; the ablest of whom were Wm. M. Mer edith, Esq., of Philadelphia, on the part of the defence, and Erederick Watts, Esq., of Carlisle, for the prosecution.— The jury went out on Saturday morn ing and their verdict was returned on yesterday morning.