Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, May 30, 1848, Image 2
TETE Jol'll\ll4. One of the editors of the New York Courier and Enquirer, writing from Enz• abetbtown on Sunday evening, says : Gen. Scott took us all by surprise this morning at S o'clock. The vessel in which he came, anchored, it seems last evening., after a good run of nineteen days from Vera Cruz—oll . the Quaran tine. As soon as it was known, the in habitants of Staten Island manifested FOR CANAL COMM I SSIONE I; , the utmost desire that the General should land at once, rind great efforts were made NER MIDDLESWARTH to induce him to do so ; but he strenons -4 ly declined all their pressing overtures • —and desirous first to set his feet upon the soil of New Jersey, he passed the night on board—and this morning was rowed up to the Point by Mr. Frazier of the Revenue Service—an old soldier, who volunteered for the occasion—in a tine barge manned by eight oarsmen. The General reached the Point un heralded, and then taking the first ve hicle he could obtain—an open one horse wagon, driven by an honest, good tem pered Irishman, in hs shirt sleeves-,he reached home. What a triumphal car for this Second Cortez! As soon as the news of his arrival spread, movements were made for at least hoisting the flags and ringing the bells; but Gen. Scott absolutely forbade any such demonstrations—and Sunday was observed in all its wonted stillness and solemnity. The excellent and exempla ry Rector of the Church, the Rev. Chan ning More, on his way to church, called to see the General, who soon after fol lowed him to the church. As the Gen eral's tall and commanding figure pass ed through the streets, hands were i - The Loeogoeo Nominee*. stinctivly raised to the hat, and the hear- • LEwts Cass, of Michigan, hes " cc " ty cheer could be read upon the half nominated by the Locofocos for the opened lips and the enthusiasm legibly Presidency. His bid for Southern votes on every lips, was with difficulty re was the highest, and therefore he has pressed—but it was repressed by the ea- • become the nominee of his party over ge r and adm iring throng that pressed Buchanan, Dallas, Woodberry and all around him. A single hat swung in the air, a single hurra, would have fired the others. Since Mr. Cass entered the Uni• whole village, and greetings, honest, ted States Senate he has been a dema- hearty, loud and long, would have greet gogue of a low order, a political trick- ' ed the honored soldier to his home. ster whose whole energy has been bent Better as it was—more in consonence with his keeping , c y lit t a h rax e e iit at: i d tsa towards securing the nomination for the wishes, c e more s oi in high office for which he is now a candi- the orderly and religious people among date. No. matter what exciting question whom he lives and whose confidence , was before the American Senate he al- and affection he shares ways acted the part of the demagogue the But scenel c e r n e : cotitt ted i g n omention of and was ready With eltip4rap speeches ; beautiful e Sianksgiring of the church ' Episcopal and what has detracted greatly from his ,ervice for a safe return from sea was character with all honest and candid read. Every auditor applied it—every people is ; thiit in all this he acted against heart joined it—and in the solemn and his own conSictions of right and duty theaudible heartfelt A tn e n , r a n t t t its ed close, h a e .a ,, s . declared hole eee to the country. In the races of his grcgation ththeirfriend,their neighbor, southern taskmasters lie has long been the eminent soldier and defender of his bending every energy and prostituting ' country, had been conducted in safety' every purpose ; and his conduct has been to the haven where lie would be. as servile ns that of the slaves, the votes rhe Sunday was kept holy. But to-morrow—to-morrow—the heart of whose masters he looks far as a rec• of the people will find utterance. They ompense and reward. Mr. Cass has the will not listen to the notion that the , title of General prefixed to his name, and I conqueror of Mexico—the most accom has been a zealous advocate of the MT plished commander of the age—the sol dier who combines in so eminent a de gree humanity Mexico—but he has kept at a safe ! g to the conquere d , and distance front the fi re of the enemy. care ree for lives of hisoueeelliers, Gen. Butler, of Kentucky, now in , with the utmost vigor in action and ce- Mexico, has been nominated for Vice • lerity in operations—who never risked the life of one of his soldiers on any President. The object of the persecu tion and recall of Gen. Scott is thus I neverm erel personal 0 rehe To t h e calculation,he zerd e and w f hie own made made manifest. If another fight cawbe life when prompted by dirty—the pee = got out of the Mexicans and a little blaze pie, his neighbors, countrymen and of glory follow, the Locofocos expect ; friends, will not listen to the notion that to have a candidate for the second office ' such a man, returning from the most brilliant military campaign known to any who can share the glory of Scott and ' annals—and hawked at - by the mousing Tay'or. owls of party, shall look upon himself - - • HUNTING OON, PENN TUESDAY, MAY 311,1818. CAMPAIGN PAPER. " Cirdulate the Documents." To put the "HUNTINGDON JOUR NAL" within the rench of all who de sire a paper during the coining Presiden tial campaign, it will be furnished from the 13th of June next until the result of the President Val election is known, at the following rates—payment invariably to be made in advance, viz: Five copies for $3 00 Ten copies for 5 00 Fifteen copies for .7 00 Twenty copies for 9 00 Our Whig friends throughout the county are respectfully asked to aid us in our efforts to circulate the Journal among the People. Locofoco poison will be scattered broad east over the land during the campaign. Let the IVhig an tidote travel with it. We have neither time nor space to say more of these nominations at pre sent; but more anon. as under the cloud of Executive displea sure, and therefore withdraw himself from the just plaudits and affectionate solicitude of his countrymen. The people are the sovereigns, and On Friday last GEN. SCOTT received they will absolve Gen. SCOTT from the positive orders from Washington which o , displeasure" of Mr. President Polk, made it necessary for him to start for who is nobody except as the servant of the South that evening. This is in per• tTi e eir p rer p t, l • C a .T ai h . e d m te a a s e t l rs hi„ ‘ T il t l ha r t m a ra li r t t ! feet keeping with the conduct of the , the brief authority accidentally confided Administration towards the conqueror to him, furnishes no warrant for such of Mexico. I wrong and outrages as WINFIELD SCOTT has been the object of, at the hands of James I►. Polk and his miserable, mali cious, cunning subordinate Secretary Marcy. But there will be no other demonstra tion than that of a popular gathering of friends and neighbors at the Court House at about 3 P. M.—when the corporate authorities of the borough will welcome Gen. Scott to his home—and after pre senting him generally to the assembly, the ceremony will end. It will be a reception by friends and neighbors of a man they love for hie virtues as much as they admire for his achievements—and to whom THEY will do justice though all the world beside be unjust. TIIE EVIL INTENT. The Chambersburg, Pa. Whig, in an article relative to Gen. Scott and Mr. Marcy, concludes with this pertinent re mark, that whatever be the decision of the people on the merits of this contro versy, the general belief cannot be sha ken that the administration of Mr. Polk has shown a much stronger th'sposition to degrade both SCOTT and TAYLOR, than to do them honor. This verdict has alrea dy been rendered, and the record of the present Congress will show the judg ment enter(' upon it. The People's Court of Inquiry. The Reading Journal remarks with emphasis, that this Locofoco crusade against ie fair fame of WINFIELD SCOTT, will fail, and his character shine all the brighter for having been subjected to the insulting ordeal. Thanks to our Whig forefathers, the people in this country are the masters. There is a high Court of Inquiry now sitting upon the acts of . the President and his minions, and their ver dict will soon he rendered. THAT COURT IS COMPOSED OF THE AMERICAN PEO PLE, from whose decision there is no appeal. THEY WILL DO "JUSTICE TO GEN. SCOTT," and mete out a SCORCHING RETRIBUrON to his VILLANOUS AC(. USERS. Arrival of Lien• Scott at Elizabeth• town• Kr The Rev. D. Emory, the much esteemed President of Dickinson Col lege, Carlisle, Pa., died at Baltimore on Thursday the 18th inst., of a disease of the lungs. To the Institution over which he presided and the church to which he was attached, his loss will be almost ir reparable. LAMARTINE.-A letter from Paris says: "The best men in Paris love Lamartine, and wird' to make him President. He is a.grcat man, and is, I think, taking Wash ington for his model. He recommends Washington's principles to the people, and is like him in firmness and calmness. [Foi (Ito Journal.] lIADIONIOUS DEMOdRCAV. A meeting was called, a few minuleii before dark, on Saturday last, by the unterritied loco-fucracy, to meet at the house of Christiau Coots, for the pur pose of responding to the lamination of Lewis Cass and William 0. Butler, by the late Baltimore Convention, for the offices of President and Vice President. It was organized as usual, by the ap pointment of officers, and a committee to report. resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting. During the ab sence of the committee Maj. Campbell addressed the small multitude, in a somewhat philosophical and didactic manner, evidently not intending to be come enthusiastic, but endeavoring to lay down some general principles, upon which he, and the party generally, could act with safety. In the meantime the committee returned with Gen. Wilson at its head, bearing the resolutions which it had agreed to present to the electing. After a few prefatory remarks, by the chairman, they were read. Im mediately after this, a certain George Raymond, as a member of that commit tee, and in the name of n certain per ', tem of the people of the United States (I am not exactly informed what portion he represents) offered another set of resolutions, as a minority report.— Messrs. Wilson and Campbell thought the regular resolutions had better be acted on previous to having any others. Raymond persisted, and made a short and excited speech, in which it was et•- ident his heart was too hot for his head. The meeting passed the regular resolu tions, by a large majority, after which • Raymond again offered his. In the mean time, one John Scott was called upon to make a speech. Raymond told Scott, he bad the floor rind would not give it until his resolutions were heard.-- He went on, however, with the speech in a vociferous falsetto voice, approach ing: a groan and not far from a song, showing that his indignation had made a prisoner of his intellect. Raymond interrupted him, and said, "I give the meeting notice that I will have these resolutions published, and in a better democratic paper than your's, Mr. Lewis." Lewis broke from his seat, caught a chair, raised it, and was about to bring it down on the head of the au dacious Raymond, when Adjutant Seeds, a late appointment by Col Buoy, and a topographical engineer, alias a mud boss, on the Pennsylvania canal, rushed like Ajax or Achirei at the seige of Troy, and brought the mild but indignant Lew is to his sent. Thus Lewis' democracy was vindicated and Raymond still lives and moves, with no great signs of ter ror depicted on his countenance. It is not known whether there teas subsequent fraternization of the parties or not. It may be well elough to add, that a large portion of the meeting belonged to the RED MEN. [From the Daily News.) MALT :MORE CONVENTION. BALTIMORE, May 23, 1848. The Convention met at nine o'clock this morning. There was d full attend - lance of delegates, and the,galleries of the church were densely crowded with spectators. Mr. Brice, Chairman, pro tem., called the Convention to order and announced the Hon: Andrew Stevenson as Presi dent of the Convention. Mr. Stevenson, before taking his seat, returned thanks for the honor conferred upon hinn f and in the course of his brief address ; dwelt upon the necessity of harmony here, and union in the coming election, as a duty which they owed to themselves, their country, and their God. The Rev. Mr. Plumer of the Presby terian denomination, ()tiered up a prayer. The thanks of the Convention were voted to Judge Brice, Chairman, pro tem. Mr. Cone, of fleorgia, offered a reso lution to the effect that each member by retaining a seat in the Convention pledges himself to support the nominees and to use all honorable means to se cure their election. Mr. Yancey, of Alabama, thought that • the resolution would not reach the New York delegates when admitted, and mo ved to lay the resolution on the table. After considerable debate, Mr. Cone offered a substitute, requiring the decis ions of questions of States, each State to be allowed the full electoral vote, without regard to the number of dele gates sent by any one State. The sub stitute of Mr. Cone was debated at length and finally adopted. On motion of the Massachusetts del egation, a resolution was offered to adopt the rules governing business of the Convention of 1844. Mr. Morse, of Louisiana, moved to omit the two-third rule. Mr. Solomon, of Alabama, was anx• ions that New York should vote upon this question. Mr. Yancey was opposed to deviating from old usages. To adherb to them was more desirable than any reference to New York—whether the Empire State sustained or abandoned the democratic cause. But of the latter contingency he had no fears. New York would re• main true to democracy. [Great cheer ing.] Air. Morse thought that if the demo cratic rule, as established in 1844,should throw overboard the first men in th e country, and take up some " outsider," then farewell to democracy. [Loud and prolonged cheerin g .] Mr. Bowden, of Alabama, spoke en thusiastically of Mr. Polles administra tion, and in opposition to Mt. Morse's remarks. Mr. Hamlin, or Maine, favored the two-third rule, and denounced the term "outsiders." Mr, Yancey could not believe that Mr. Morse had intended any disrespect to Mr. Polk. _ _ Mr. Morse made what was deeMed a satisfactory explanation. Mr. Thompson of New Jersey, said that he had no political preferences. He knew no " outsiders." Whoever the. Convention should nominate, would command the respect and support of the whole democratic party. The two•third rule was a party principle. It had work• ed well. A Terrible Scene, Pending further debate some sounds indicated that the galleries werb giving way ! A terrific scene here ensued. Hundreds of, people were escaping in perilous modes, and all below was terrible confu sion. Order could not be restored, and a re cess for half an hour was taken. It was found that no person was seriously in jured. The galleries were found to have giv en wad• in several places—a similar oc currence took place at the Whig Conven tion of 1844. Exclusion of the Barnburners! THREE O'CLOCK P. M. The committee on Credentials met last night upon the claims of the rival New York delegates. The BaraburnerS re fused to give pledges and retired. The Committee thereupon concluded to oxhide them, and having only the credentials of the Old Hunker delegates, to recommend their admission to the Convention. It is uncertain when the Committee will report. Upon the re-assembling of the conven tion, the ordinary rules were adopted to govern the ' proceedings, The quest ion recurred on the two thirds rule. Gcn. Howard, of Maryland, desired to make a report from the Committee on Credentials, to allow New York' to vote thereon. A discussion ensued, in which much bitterness was indulged. Mr. Meade, of Virginia, desired to know whether New York might not move for a reconsideration when admit ted. The chair decided affirmatively. Gen. Howard moved to lay the whole matter on the table. The clerk, however, proceeded to call the States to vote upon the question of adopting the two-thirds rule. Mr. McCandless cast the vote, of Penn sylvania, twenty-six votes, against the two-thirds rule. Mr. Miller and Mr. McKinney denied the vote being valid, and refused to be bound by it. Mr. McCandless' vote was received. Mr. Ila'let, of Massachusetts, offered a resolution, giving the single delegate from South Carolina one vote, and no more. The whole matter was laid on 'the ta ble. The vote was taken on the two-third rule, with the following result : Maine 9 ayes—New Hampshire 6 ayes—Masssachusetts 10 ayes, 2 nays —Vermont / aye, 5 nays—Rhode Island a ayes, 1 nay—Conneticut 6 ayes—New Jersey 7 ayes—Pennsylvania 26 nays —lleleware 2 ayes, 1 nay—Maryland 7 . ayes, t nay—Virginia 17 ayes—North Carolina 11 ayes—South Carolina 9 ayes Georgia 10 ayes—Florida 5 ayes-Ala bama 9 ayes—Mississippi 6 ayes—Lou isina 6 ayes—Texas 4 ayes-Aakansrs 3 ayes—Tennessee 13 ayes-Kentucky 12 ayes—Ohio 23 nays-Indiana 2 ayes, 9 nays—lllinois 9 ayes-Michigan 5 ayes lowa 4 ayes-Missouri 1 aye, 6 nays- Wisconsin 4 nays. Adjourned from half past two to 5 o'clock. Before the adjournment of the morn ing session, t t was resolved that Gen. Commander should have power to cast the whole nine clectorial votes of South Carol in. a. EVENING SESSION. The Convention re•asseniblcd at 5 I o'clock. • The first question for consideration that came up, was the report of the Coin mitteeon Credentials, involving the right of the rival New York delegations to seats. The report was substantially the same as fore-shadowed by my postscript ot this morning. The test was demanded of each set of delegates, that they should agree to sup the nominee of the Convention. This the Baruburners refused to do, and the committee had nothing left but to report that the Hunkers had presented creden tials. After much speaking, most of it irrel• event, and the raising of many points of order, a motion was made to lay the re port upon the table. • A Motion was also made that two of each set of the New York rival delega tions claiming seats, should be permit ted to address the Convention to-mor row in support of their. respective claims, and then after full and free explanation and deliberation, the vexed question should be finally disposed of. Pending the discussion upon this mo tion and adjournment mail to-morrow I morning at 9 o'clock was carried. During the sitting of the Convention a large crowd was collected outside of the Church in the street, which was ad dressed by various stump spe . nkers. I hardly know how to describe the po litical thermometer to-ni , 4lt. By the adoption of the twot bird rule it is thought Cuss stock is depressed and Buchanan rising. The Louisiana 'delegation will vote for Cass on the first and second bal lots, and afterwards for Buchanan.' r.lbrid g Cd .Iccount.j WtaNtsnAv, May 24. • The Delegates met according to ad journment at 9 o'clock this morning, with an abatement of the crowds in at tendance, nor of the existing excitement. The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. Mr. Boggs, of North Caro Tin a; then submitted a Preamble and Resolution to the effect, That both sets of delegates be admitted to seats itt this Convention, and both be entitled to tote on all ques tions at the wish of the mover. The order of the day was called, and Mr. Bogg's preamble and resolution were laid on the table for the present. The order of the day was on the res olution to allow two from each of the opposing New York Delegations to be heard before the Convention in defence of their respective claims—each speech to be limited to one hour. The resolution haring been adopted, Senator Dixon and Mr. Foster *dressed the Convention in behalf of the " Hun kers," and Messrs. J. C. Smith, Preston King, Doolittle and C. C. Camibrgleng on the part of the Barnbuiners. Mr. Yancey of Alabama then obtain ed theiloor, mid submitted a resolution declaring that the Democratic National Convention, after hearing the arguments of the contending delegations, decide that the "Syracuse Delegates" were en titled to scats on this floor. The report of the Committee on cre dentials was then taken up and Mr. Yancey obtained the floor . . He insisted that but one delegation from the!) emoc racy of New York was present. The Barnburners by their organs have shown themselves to be factious ‘N hies and Abolitionists, who made the Wiltnot l'roviso the corner stone of their polit ical edifice. On that question they de manded that their claims as delegates here should be decided ! They would in an anti-democratic manner confine the South to the borders it nosy occupied, and appropriate to themselves of the North all the broad acres hereafter to be acquired. He insisted that the Gen eral Government had no right to estat, Halt or abolish slavery anywhere t was for the States alone to decide wfirj ther slavery should exist within their borders—it was purely a State question. After Mr. Ynnecy had concluded, au adjournment was carried until 5 o'clock P. M. • EVENING SESSION The Convention re-assembled at 5 o'clock. A call for the previous ques tion was made, but subsequently with drawn by Mr. Yancey, of Alabama. Mr. Thompson, of New Jersey, oppo sed the proposition that the Barnburners should he excluded, not on account of defective credentials, but because they were opposed to the peculiar institutions of the South. He was no abolitionist ; but the effect of such action would be to array the whole North against the Smith. The gentleman from A labaitin, Mr. Yancey, was unwise in asking such an issue. The Syracuse delegation was elected in violation of the uniform Dem ocratic usage of the State for twenty . one years. The quarrel arose between men struggling for office. He protest. ed against turning the Barnburncrs out lon account of their sentiments on the Wihnot Proviso, and hoped the matter would be referred back to the State of New York. Mr. Strange, of North Carolina, de• feuded the course pursued by the coin- , mittce in the application of the test to the opposing delegations. They had mutually charged each other with being false to the Democratic party ; besides this, one refused to answer the first question in the Democrati c catechism; another answered promptly, that the' committee could do nothing but accept those who. proved the true De►nocrats.— The Barnburners virtually excluded themselves by adopting the Wilmot Pro , vino. The South could not vote for their admission. He hoped, however, the question would be decided on the valid ity of the credentials of the delegates, and on no other grounds. A number of the barnburner delegation protested • against deciding on their admission or rejection in reference to the Vt ihnot proviso. They wanted the question de cided on the validity of their credentials. After much confusion, questions of or der and attempts to obtain the floor in every direction, Mr. Hannegan of Indi ana, at length obtaitted a hearing, and moved the previous question, but with drew it for an explanation by Mr. Bord ley, of Ohio, who denied that the Dem ocratic Convention of Ohio bad taken grtund in favor• of the Wilmot Proviso, as asserted by Preston King. Arr. Turney, of Tennessee, next ob tained the floor. Ile as one of the mi noaity of the committee on credentials, protested against the action of that co►n mittee in appointing a test to the oppo• sing delegations. The some test if ap plied to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and. other States, would drive those States from the Democratic fold. Let the same test be applied to all or none ; were the Barnburners to be excluded solely oft the Wilmot proviso and no oth er ground, the right arm of the Democ racy would be paralized. fie wanted no invidious distinctions or tests. Accept both delegations, or reject both and leave neither party have ground for complaint. lie closed by receiving the call for Ike previous . question, which was sustained by the following rote—ayes 172—nays 51, The' question wns then taken on au amendment proposing that both delega tions be admitted to seats in the conven tion, and be entitled to the !toolbar of Cotes to which that State is entitled In the Electorial College. This proposi , tion was adopted as a substitute for the resolution, by the following close vote : ayes 110, nays )25. Vote was i/of final. The goes , tion • now ponds on the resolution ns amended. There were but 251 votes poll ed while the whole vote of the Convention is 290. So the whole matter will come up again to.morrow, when there will be such a scene as "Democracy," in its wildest mood, has never witnessed: BALTimortc ; Thoredrl7,. Mary 21?: The Democratic National Convention reassemi,Fed this morning at 9 o'clock. The minutes of yesterday were read and aprored. The President stated that the pending question was on the adoption of the ori ginal resolution as amended last night. The Convention having, sustained the veil for the Previous Question, no debate was allowed. The vote was then taken by States on the resOlutioft of Mr. Yancey, of Aln, as amended by Mr. Bartley, of Ohio, to the effect that both• contesting delegations from New York be admitted to seats, with power to cast a joint vote, equal in number to that which the State is enti tledin the Electorial College. . . The amended resolution was carried : ayes 130, nays 120. The queshon then recurred, still un der operation of the previous questton, on the adoption of the original proposi tion as amended, which was carried, 133 ayes to 118 nays. The President then announced that both delegations front New York were received intothe brotherhood of the Con vention. Mr. Hennepin rose and said that he felt bound, under the instructions of the Indiana State Convention, to submit the following resolution : Rs,volved, That the New York Delega tion, known as the . Syracuse Hunker Delegation, are rightfully entitled to east the vote of said State in Conver t ion. Senator 'Laney moved to lay the res olution on the table, but ivithdrew it for Mr. Dickersonto read a protest front the "Hunker" delegates of New York against admitting the Manhunters. The paper read, denounced the proceedings as un just, and calculated to satisfy neither party, while it would produce much mis chief, There, was now much rensation in the Convention. Mr. Turney renewed his motion, and Mr. Hatmegan's resolution was laid on the table—ayes 157, nays 95. Mr Sander Kin then moved that the Convention proceed to nominate candi dates for President of the United States, and upon it called the Previous Question. Mr. Cambreli»g asked permission for the Barnburner delegation to retire, which was granted. Mr. Ttirney, of Tenn., then obtained leave to read a letter from President Polk. Mr. Polk wished to state distinct ly that any such use of his name was without his agency or desire ; and to relieve the Convention of any embar rassment that might be felt, he reitera ted his desire to withdraw to private life after the c'ose of his official term. Wilson McCandless, of Pennsplvaaia, nominated James Buchanan. Judge Ellis, or Mississippi; nominated Lewis Cass. Hannibli Harofin, of Maine, nomina ted Levi IVoOdbury. The Convention then proceeced with the following result. . _ . . - Ist. 2d. 3d. 4th. Cass, 125 133 15'6. 179 Buchanan, 56 54 41 33 Woodbury 53 59 51 38 Calhoun, 9 *3 3. Worth, 6 4 5 Butler, Whole number of votes cast 254 Necessary for a choice 170 Cass received 179 And was declared nominated for the can didate of the Presidency to be support ed by the Demoratic party. At an evening session, Gen. Wm. 0.. Butler was unanimously nominated on the second• ballot. fl;- The Governor of Arkansas has appornted Wm. K. Sebastian, as U. S. Senator, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the decease of Mr. Ashley. R - A tremendous tornado passed over Lexington, Ky., a few days since. • 'Frees and houses were blown dotvo i and several persons much injured.