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Prince Hall find is by no means, a poor THE jOuRNAL.
"King of g ! ood fellows." The arrows
of his wit, like those of Robin Hood
[CORRECT PRiNCIPLEM-SUPPORTED HT TRUTH.]
are employed in the just and righteous
cause of Truth, against the plunderers'
Of the people.
While in England, John made the
best of his time. He drank good bran
ay, danced early and late, and made
love to Queen Victoria. The polish of ;
hie manners, the charms of his convey HUNTEMDC/N, TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1848.
lation, and the elegance of his breeding
opened all doors and all hearts to him. Democratic Whig Nominations.
John went over to Ireland, and gain
ed there the name of a "rollicking boy."
Able to use a shillelagh or his tongue !
with the beat of them, he became a
great favorite with the Irish people.
After his return he devoted himself
exclusively to his profession, until 1845.
The death of his wife, not many years
after their marriage, a bout 1843, assist.
ed in keeping his restless spirit quiet.
He has one child, a fair young daugh
ter, to cheer his widowed heart.
In 1845 he was elected Attorney Gen
eral of the State of New York, and suc
ceeded in this office, the lamented Bar-
ker. His nomination in caucus was af
fected, after a severe struggle, by a!
majority of one vote over Rufus W.
Peckham, (Hunker.) On him was
achieved the first victory of the Barn
burners, and he, their leader in their first'
struggle, is their captain still.
As an Attorney General, he "came
out," as au Eastern editor says, " like
the Irish rebellion unexpected an forty
thousand strong." The marked ability
displayed by him in the Supreme Court
of the United States on the Alien ques
tion, and in the trials of the Anti-Renters
and of the murderer Freeman, in the
Courts of New York, have given him a
proud position at the bar of New York.
John was at the Albany county Dem
ocratic Convention, at New Scotland in
1846. Croswell charges him with a
profuse use of the shillelagh, and a pro
fane use of language on that occasion,
but there is no proof of his guilt. There
is no doubt that Croswell and Corning
got credit marks in red on their noses,
and that their rear guard was not suffi
cient, that day, but John well answers,
" thou canst not say I did it." He did
not grieve over it.
John was not admitted as a member
of the Syracuse Convention. The Barn
burning delegation from Albany county
were rejected, and the Hunkers admit
ted; but the speech which John Van
Buren made there, Croswell will not
soon forget. "The assassin" received
a heavier blow than ever he gave to Si
las ‘'‘ right.
John has been on the stump ever
since. "A good hater," he is making
his hate tell. We have all read his
speeches. To call him the best stump
speaker in America, would notbe stretch
ing the truth very far.
John Van Buren stands at the head of
the young men of the country. They
all go with him for the great principles
of Freedom, Free soil, Free Labor, Free
Speech, Free Press, Free Trade. John
pays with truth, that if he was an Old
Hunker, and should see many more
Barftburners springing up around him,
he, " should feel as a dead man is sup
posed to feel, while the young blades of
grass are springing from his grave
A Brief Memoir.
Zachary Taylor was born in the county
of Orange Vitginia. He removed to Ken
tucky early in life, with his father. In
1808, he received it commission from
President Jefferson, of a bientenancy in
the 7th infantry. He soon after became
a captain. In 1812,while in Fort Harrison
with but a haudful of men, he was attack-
cd by a force of 450 Indians, whom he
he repelled in the most gallant and sol ,
dierly manner. In the Black Hawk war
of 1832, Taylor, now a Lieutenant Col
onel, was assigned to the command of
the regular troops of Gen. Atkinson's
Army. In 1837, he was ordered with his
regiment to Florida, where he served
with his distinction, and showed himself
a faithful and efficient officer.
He received the brevet of brigadier
General in consequence. On the 28th of
May, 1845, he was ordered by the sec
retary of N ar to hold his troops in readi
ness to move into Texas to repel inva
sions, either from the Mexicans or Indi
ans. The Mexican war followed; and
the battles of Resaca de la Palma Monte
rey and Buena Vista, made Taylor the
most noted man of war. His nomination
by the Whig Convention for the Presi
dency, will test the substantial character
of the popularity which he is believed
to have won.
KEEP Coot..—We give this counsel to
the " officious organ" at Washington.
We are positively distressed for its ven
erable editor, and it we were not " too
late" possibly might, for "Father's" sake
seek to have the nomination of Gen.
Taylor withdrawn. The people, howev
er will not consent to that now, and we
can only offer the organ good counsel.
Keep cool. The temperature ranges
rather high in Gen. 1 aylor's latitude,
though low enough where Mr. Cass and
escort are moving, and the ouly chance
of safety for our aged friend at Washing
ton is to keep out of General Taylor's
orbit. A Taylor stroke might prostrate
him, and then what would become of
these United States I—N. Y. .4dver.
aj.• The Journal of Commerce sup
ports Gen. Taylor on the ground that
his election will be a return to an ad.
ministration free from political corrup
FOR PRESIDENT :
GEN. ZACHARY TAYLOR.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT :
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER :
Og' Y. B. PALMER, Esq. is our author
ized agent for receiving advertisements and
subscriptions in the cities of Philadelphia, Bal
timore and New York, and for collecting and
receipting for the sane.
ROUGH AND READY CLUB.
"A Little more Grape !»
A MEETING OF THE CLUB will be held
to-morrow EVENING, (July 12,) at the Pub
lic House of A. Carmon. A general attendance
WM. H. PEIGHTAL, President
X. NEFF, g e
E. SrA/MERS, " tan"
CO" A part of our edition was worked off on
the outside form with the date of last week.
The inside date is correct.
fa" We have received during the past week
TWENTY-FOUR new subscribers. Our friends
who have been taking an interest for us, will
pledse accept our thanks.
THE MARKETS are without change during the
0?' An interesting letter from the west, frdm
an intelligent citizen of this place, now on d
tour, shall appear in our next.
Q Hon. John Blanchard has our thanks for
valuable public documents.
Tue WasTnert. , —Rain has been falling almost
every day during the past week, rendering it
very unfavorable for farmers. ShMild the wet
weather continue a week longer, we much fear
that the grain will be seriously injOted: We
hope for the best however.
nia Volunteers had reached New Orleans at the
last accounts. The Whole of our trdops are
rapidly leaving Mexico.
BY' We regret to learn that Gov. Shank is
still reported to be seriously ill. It was rumor
ed that he wonld resign previous to the 10th in
stant, so as to allow an election to be held for
Governor this fall.
Q - The late rains have caused a material
rise in the Juniata.
Enthusiastic Taylor Celebrations were held
on the Fourth in Philadelphia, Reading, Lancas
ter, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Bloomfield, Lewis
town, and elsewhere. Our room will not allow
us to give even a passing notice of these popu
Was drowned, in the head race, at Barree
Forge, on Tuesday 20th June last, Geonce TATE
HOPKINS, son of Mr. Charles Hopkins, one of
the Forgemen at that place. He was a fine,
sprightly little boy, over ten years and six
months old. He, with other children, had been
playing about the water, as was their daily
amusement, and had been observed by some of
the workmen but a very few minutes before he
was drowned. When missed, search was at
once made, and he was found on the surface of
the water, at the entrance of the forebay, drawn
by the force of the current, against one of the
posts of the forebay. He was taken out of the
water by his father and Gen. Green, but life
was extinct. Every effort was made to resusci
tate the body, but all in vain. This is a re
markable case, as the child could not have been
in the water over ten minutes; when found was
on the surface of the water, entirely dead, and
not in the least gorged with water!
We have never witnessed such entire confi
dence of victory, so early in a campaign, as ap
pears to have taken possession of every friend
of old 'ZACK. A shrewd, discriminating friend
of ours, residing in the country, not of a very
sanguine temperament, closes a note to us the
other day with the following : The fight goes
bravely on. We will make a perfect 1810
sweep of it this fall. The People are falling
into the Taylor column all over the Union.".-- ,
True, every word of it, "only a little more so."
We are sadly mistaken in the signs of the times
if Cass gets as many electoral votes as Van
Buren did in 1840.
U T Will our neighbor of the Journal tell the
good people of this county upon what "platform"
of principles Old 7.ack stands I—Globe.
Certainly we will. Gen. Taylor stands upon
the American Platform. In favor of the true
interests of his country in preference to the in
terests of any Party. He is opposed to defeat
ing the People's will by the exercise of the anti
democratic one-man Power. He is, in the lan
guage of Washington, ,6 opposed to leaving our
own to stand on foreign land." He is in brief,
opposed to every thing like dishonesty and cor
ruption, and in favor of administering the gov
ernment on the pure and elevated principles
which characterized the Administrations of
WASHINGTON and the earlier Presidents."—
And his election to the Presidency will have
the effect of allaying the bitter partizan spirit
which ultra Locofocoism has infused into the
hearts of the people.
The Prosecuting Attorney's attempt at sever
ity is considered by Taylor and Cass men, the
best specimen of humbug displayed in this com
munity since the advent of the present year.
Great Taylor Meeting in the Dia-
The Flag of the Free to the breeze is unfarrd
Around it we rally to guard its fair fame,
And well may the Foes of Corruption be bold
In the glory and strengthof old Zachary's name."
Without any effort or drumming up of forces,
the Rough and Ready rally on the evening of the
Fourth, was the largest and most enthusiastic
town meeting ever held in Huntingdon. Early
in the evening, the President of the Club called ,
the meeting to order in Livingston's large dining
room, but it was soon discovered that not one
third of the People present could gain admit
tance ; an adjournment to the Diamond was
therefore immediately moved and carried. The
meeting was there opened by the singing of a
patriotic song by the Glee Club, which will be
found on our first page. At this time the num
ber present astonished the Whigs and wofully
alarmed the Cassites. J. SEWELL STEWART,
Esq., was then called for and responded in a
neat, dignified and argumentative speech, which
elicited the applause of all present. Jour
t[Amson, Esq., followed in his usual able man
ner, and was frequently interrupted by the most
deafening applause. Jas. Clurk being called for,
made a few remarks, and was followed by D.
BLAIR, EN., who made one of his most happy
, and effective efforts. His speech excited the
most intense and wild enthusiasm we ever wit-
I nessed and the showers of " Grape" which
Mr. B. kept pouring into the disorganized ranks
of the enemy, told with the most fatal effect.—
At the close of his speech, Major elcoactz-Riv
no., heretofore a prominent member of the
Locofoco party, announced from the stand that
he had renounced Cass and Butler, and would
address the Rough and Ready Club. This an
nouncement was received by loud and prolong
!ed cheering. A procession was now proposed,
and without any previous-arrangement, an im
posing line, preceded with drum and fife, was
soint formed, which marched around the town,
sending up cheer after cheer for OLD ZACK, the
People's choice for President. On returning to '
the Club room, the meeting was re-organized,
when Major RAYAEOND Was called for, and gave
in his adhesidn to Gen. Taylor in a short speech,
Which was most rapturously applauded. At the
I close of his speech several of the rank and file
of the Locofoco party came forward, took him
by the hand and told him they would go with
him for the old hero who " never surrenders ;"
accordingly they all signed the Constitution of
the Rough and Ready Club, and gave three
cheers for " old Zack and Victory !" The
meeting then adjourned in high spirits.
TO our friends abroad we can say that the
campaign Of 1818 has opened most gloriously in
old linntingdoff. the prospects of TAYLOR
and FILLMORE are move flattering than could
hate teen anticipated by the most satignine....-
From every part Of the county-, we have the
most cheering intelligence, and we venture to
predict that the majority for OLD ZACK in the
counties of Huntingdon and Blair will far exceed
I that given for Gen. Harrison in 1840:
The Pop-Gun Candldatei
John Scott, Esq., aged Twenty-fhtee years,
prosecuting attorney cif Huntingdon county, in
a opeech to the Locofocos, on the night of the
6th of July, said that Gen. Taylor was like a
POP.GUIV—that he had but oneideainkiskenal,
and when that was out, HIS HEAD WAS iNTIRELY
EMPTY. Such is the language of the minions
of Locofocoism towards the heroic Taylor, the
second Washington of America.
Santa Anna Ont-Done t
In his speech the other night, the Prosecuting
Attorney said, in his usual tone of voice, that
although Gen. TAYLOR never lead surrendered,
we'll MAKE HIM SURRENDER! !" Ha, ha !
Santa Anna's Bombastic Prouunciamento's arc
tame compared with the above ! We hope our
friends will be careful to keep this terrible an
nouncement from the ears of Old nes.
An Idle Rumor.
An idle rumor has been circulated that the
Hero of Buena Vista had repudiated the Phila
delphia nomination. This rumor is expressly
contradicted by Belie Peyton, Logan Huton and
A. C. Builit, who on the 29,1 June last, were
"authorized by Gen'l Taylor to " say that the
" course of the Louisiana Delegation in the
" Whig Convention, lately assembled in Phila
" delphia meets with his entire, full and tine
" quivocal approbation.
" That he not only never doubted, but never
" intimated a doubt that his honor .d reputa
ee tion were safe in their hands
"No U. S. Bank"--" No Native Amer-
The above were the only mottoes displayel
on the Cage transparency on Thursday night
last. No body proposes to revive the Bank,
and the Native American party has died a nat
ural death. Verily, the Cans men are bold in
kicking 6, dead dogs."
A Home Thrust !
lion. John M. Clayton made a great speech
the other day in the U. S. Senate. During the
delivery of which he mentioned the Bairik of the
United States, because, he wished to settle that
question now and forever, at least to far as he
was concerned. lie did not know a Whig, in
Congress or out of it, who would propose to re
vive the Bank. If the Democrats wanted it,
they could bring it forward; and if they expec
ted to gain anything by tattling its dry bones,
they were welcome to the profit. I voted for
it, said Mr. C., in 1832, under your lead sir,
(turning to Mr. Dallas, who occupied the chair)
as the Chairman of the Committee who repor
ted and ably advocated the Bill; and I voted,
with you, against the veto !
GEN. TAVLOR.-The New Orleans Bulletin
says, that Gen. Taylor has not yet received offi
cial notice of hie nomination for the Presidency,
by the Whig National Convention.
Barnburners in Pennsylvania.
It is stated that the Free Soil Democrats ill•
tend to nominate the Hon. DAVID Witmot for Vice
President on the Van Buren ticket, in the place
of Gov. Dodge, resigned, and that arrangements
are making to bring out an electoral ticket in
A Cass Meeting at Last I I ANOTHER FRAUD ATTEMPTED I
We congratulate our Cass friends on ther final
ceive the People into the sup-
Base and dishonorable trick to de
success in getting up something that could be port of Cass.
called a meeting. Yes, reader, however inered-
Having succeeded in 1814 in cbeatingthe peo
ulous it may seem, judging from former efforts,
the Cuss men did hold a meeting in front of
pie on the subject of the Tariff, another base
Coots' door on Thursday evening last. Two scheme has been projected to play the same
game for the benefit of Gen. Cass. BA fortu
attempts had Previously been made, one of which nately this nefarious scheme has Veen detected
proved a partial and the other a total failure.--
In our last we noticed the partial failure on the and expesed in good time, as will be seen by
the following extract from the Washington cor-
Saturday night previouti, Which meeting was ad
journed to the evening of Hie . Fourth Of July.— respondent of the North American
In the Senate, Mr. Mangum resumed the de-
But lo and behold ! When that time arrived, no bate on the Presidential question, which had
Cass and Butler meeting was to be found with- I been interrupted on a previous occasion. My
in the bounds of good old Huntingdon. The space
e not permit
pleasure m to
demonstration made by the forces of old Rcrigh' I will be compensated by the assurance that it
and Ready, assembling in great numbers in will be presented to their perusal entire, when.
the Diamond, so terrified their previously dis- ever the notes of the reporter are put into shape.
heartened forces, that they could not get a suffi- Lere cri i . s is on to e
nnoticed--to which olrt3enstiraet
cient number together to effect an organization! to invite public attention and the candid retie,
The Cass leaders seen that they had approached of all honest men:
a crisis. "Circumstances" were alarmingly In the course of remarks, Mi. Mangum
strong against them. The "noise and confu-
o e exhibited t i lt t o o l. the
n S ear . t we/ re editions el o rn f i ii;k in e sketch
Sion" kept up by the Taylor army in welcoming external appearance—each eight pa
the new recruits crowding into their ranks, al- gm—each printed by Blair & Rives, at the
most caused them to go wild. " What's to b e " Congressional Globe Office, Jickson Hall"—
done 1" was the interrogatory that forced itself :a c l i ellt; arn „72 P „ e a a n n d d res l igue b d "t fr 6n e t i a rc in u i l n a!
to the lips of all. Thus matters stood until tion at the North and South respectively.
Wednesday morning, when, to their great de- One of these editions purports tohavebeen
light, they discovered that the Taylor meeting stied in March last, and, as I well remember,
had adjourned and left the street. This fact as- I was freely distributed about that time. The
eisted them materially in regaining their wont- ti r e e n s e s i i Ll was hini t s h e e l I f ? seeking e IgriL
I t s the
a nomination s
ed self possession ; and recollecting that " three hope of operating upon the Conventi in
misses is out" in all games, they resolved to was to assemble two months afterwards. At
make a third and desperate effort to keep- the page Bof that edition—now recognized as the
field. Santa Anna could not have labored hard- one i designed fur the South, there occur the
er to press the terrified Mexicans under his ban- " li v iri g :c a e s n s i s te g :, 1847, Gen. Cass gave his
ner after hie inglorious defeat at Buena Vista by views at length upon the " Wilmot Proviso,"
Gen. TAYLOR, than did the alarmed Cass in a letter to Mr. Nicholson, of Tennessee. In
leaders in Huntingdon to raise a force to oppose thatletter heta t ic e .e x d er hl , m o s o el f f o i r y og
g d is t k o t t io h n e
old ZACK'S triumphant march to the White by a C c onirem, over any of the territories of the
House at Washington. All who could be stirr- United States,
respecting the relations of their
ed up to the task were put into the recruiting inhabitants. He believed that all questions of
service. Every man in town who still holds s th e ig es nature w o s should be t s l e . t!l a el lo tl i ieJi t e o op r le o. thar tp - ,
out for Cass, was visited, and his name taken their internal concerns in their own way," and
down as a pledge that he would attend the meet- that Congress has no more power to abolish or
ing. Riders were sent to the Country to bring establish slavery in such territories than it has
M the faithful to swell the ranks of the expect-
s to oe regulate f
% o d i n t of
eded great demonstration. And we here bear ter- and ch cl
ild, or of master and servant. He said
timony to the indefatigable exertions of the in conclusion
mud-boss in this connection. For two whole "rke!. Wilmot Proviso" seeks to take from
days did he labor most assidiously to prevent
the third attempt at getting up a Cass meeting
from resulting as did the two which preceded
it. And we are informed that all this extra la
bor was performed by this worthy young man
without any compensation other than that which
he receives from the Public Treasury! ! Well,
after all their exertion, and with the fact staring
them in the face, that every thing depended on
the result of this effort, SIXTY-SIX were all
that they could press into the procession, after
marching around the town with drum and fife.
Yet, on the principle of "small favors thankfully
received," the leaders feigned to be exceedingly
well pleased with the result of their extra exer
tions. When the procession arrived at Coats'
the meeting was addressed by T. P. Campbell,
tsq. in his usual pleasant style, although no one
crifild fail to notice that he was laboring, and
that the conviction was fast forcing itself upon
his !Mild, that Cass was defeated beyond all re
demption. His speech abounded in misrepre
sefitatidii from beginning to end. Next, the
Prosecuting Attorney mounted the block, !ook
ed death and destruction at everything that
might dare oppose him, arid cried out, at the top
of his clear dad idusical voice, " Where the devil
is the democratic meeting 1" And after pausing
a moment to regain his breath, he replied in
about the same Rine tif voice, but with a more
terrific gesture, " tide it is!" "We have got
a meeting, so we have, and the Taylor speakers
who spoke of our failure the other night are all
drunken rowdies, and not fit to be noticed by
such a dignified geuriemou (!) as myself !" The
gestures required to give proper effect to this
terribly annihilating sentence, were necessarily
so violent, that the young gentleman. (being
strapped down) met with the same unfortunate
accident which on one occasion, befel his great
prototype, Mr. Secretary Marcy! The balance
of the young man's effort was looked upon by
all who heard it as perfectly peurile, and there
fore unworthy any notice. Gen. Wilson was
next called for, and responded in a characteristic
speech ; but not having substance enough in it to
hold the audience together, he soon closed and
the meeting adjourned. Thus ended the great
Cuss demonstration in Huntingdon, which cost
its getters up two as hard days work as ever
Hanging out the Banner.
We learn that on Saturday last a Rough and
Ready delegation from Spruce Creek raised a
Taylor Flag on the north end of Short Moun
tain, above the Tunnel. The Flag is 12 feet
long and six feet wide, with a streamer of 25
feet. It is said by the engineers to be 1300
feet above the level of the river, and can be
seen from Alexandria, Burree Forge, Woodcock
Valley, Sinking Valley, Spruce Creek and Pe
tersburg. The workmen at the Tunnel saluted
the Flag when it went up by firing revolvers
and giving over twenty hearty and enthusiastic
CANDIDATES AND PRINCIPLES.-Our opponents
are terribly alarmed at Gen. TAYLOR'S " want
of principles"—why do they not look at the Al
lison letter 1 Candidate CASs has two sets on
every question; for instance, the Cleveland
Plaindealer says he will recommend harbor and
river appropriations in his Inaugural address,
while the Baltimore resolutions say such appro
priations are unconstitutional. The "circum
stances" are, that the locos, by attacking Gen.
Tavi.ort, are determined to keep up that "noise
and confusion" which prevents Mr. CASs from
During the delivery of a speech by Mr. Clay
ton, in the U. S. Senate the other day, an inter
ruption took place, in the course of which Mr.
Foote declared that Mr. Cass was opposed to a
system of Internal Improvements, and would
veto such a bill ; while Mr. Breese of the same
party, declared he was in favor of Internal Im
provements, and if ha did not think so he would
not rote for lam !
its legitimate tribunal a question of domestic
policy, having no relation to the Union, as such,
and to transfer it to another, created by the peo
ple for special purpose, and foreign to the sub.
ject matter involved in this issue. By going
back to our true principles, we go back to the
road of peace and safety. Leave to the people,
who will be affected by this question, to adjust
• upon their own responsibility and in their
own rggnner and we shall render another trib
ute‘ to the original principles of our government,
and furnish another guarantee for its permanence
The language, the import and the intention of
these citations, are too powerful to need com
ment. They contain a direct overture to the
South, and they were prepared to operate upon
its sectional prejudices.
The other edition—now recognized as the one
designed for the North—professes to have been
published in the month of Jane, from which every
sylable of the foregoing extracts in studiously
suppressed. To preserve appearanees,the con
trivers of this fraud deemed it prudent to sup
ply the omission, and a part of Gen.Cass' speech
at the meeting in this city, called to extend our
sympathies to France, appears in place of the
expurgated matter. The only allusion to the
Wilmot Proviso in this edition, is to be found
at page 7, and that is dressed up in an insiduous
appeal to the free States—a guarded apology
for his refusal to sustain the Wilmot Proviso ,
and intended to convey the impression that he
opposed it, solely because it was introduced to
embarrass the war and on an irrelevant bill.
Here are the words of the book
"In the winter of 1947, the "Wilmot Provi
so" was introduced into the Se nate, as anlamend
, ment to the three million bill, by a Federal Sen
ator from New England. The design of the
mover was evidently to defeat the passage of
the bill, to which it was to be attached, and to
embarrass the administration in the prosecution
of the war. General Cans voted against the
Proviso, for reasons given in his speech on the
Mr. Mangum commented upon thin attempt
to practice deception in a manner creditable to
his independence and proper to the occasion, and
his deprecation of such a system, produced a
profound sensation in the Senate—one of any
thing but satisfaction in the administration ben
Mr. Hannegan, who now occupies the delicate
post of Chief Counsellor to the Candidate who
maintained the American title in Oregon to 54,
40, and of confident to the administration which
surretuiercd all the intermediate territory to for
ty nine—felt called upon to offer some extenu
ation for this disgraceful transaction. He en
deavored to account for it by alleging that sub
sequent to the publication of tireedition in March
events had transpired which the friends of Gen.
Cass desired to incorporate in the popular sketch
of his life, and in order to compress this episode
within the given number of pages and thus to
preserve the same cost, it became necessary to
omit a portion of the first edition, to insert what
referred to the French Revolution.
This is substantially the gist of the explana
tion made by Mr. Hannegan. I desire to do him
no injustice, for my personal feelings towards
him are those of kindness andregard. I believe
him entirely incapable of any participation in so
filthy a fraud.
Mr. Johnson, of Md., then took the floor. He
proceeded to review the position assumed by
Mr. Mangum, and to justify all his conclusions,
from the positive evidence produced to the Sen
ate. He restated, succinctly and lucidly, the
ground of explanation advanced by Mr. Hanne
gan, and repeated it . for fear of misunderstand
ing. Mr. Hannegan assented to its correctness.
Now, said Mr. Johnson, the Senator is not sus
tained by the facts, he has been misled or de
ceived, for here in un edition bearing the imprint
of June, in which the correction is alleged to
have been made, and it contains, word for word
all that is contained in the first edition, of March!
In strong and decisive terms—which few men
know better how toemploy—Mr. Johnson stig
matized the deception, as one in every way din
honorable, and conjured up for the base purpose
ofmisguiding the judgment of the Aaierican peo
ple, upon the opinions of a candidate, on a ques
tion of all others the most'absorbing and vital.
This disclosure of a base and palpable fraud
to deceive the North and the South, by circula
ting a life of Gen. Cass designed to reach the
prejudices and partialities of each section, is
worthy of thegravest consideration. It address
es itself to no particular party, but to all honest
men, whatever be their political creed. It is no
novelty in the tactics of Locofocoism. It is a
part of the same system by which Mr. Polk
was elected in 1844, through the agency of gam
bling combinations and conspiracies, and by
which General Cass and his friends hope to de
feat the popular will in 1818. 1 have said this
is no experiment. I shall prove it. In Mit
the very parties from whose printing officethea
deceptive editions are now issued- -I mean Blab!'
& Rives—published two different prospectussei
for the Congressional Globe—one circulated in
Pennsylvania and the manufacturing States, ad
vocating a Tariff for protectioh, and anothef
circulated in the South, in which all refference.
to the tariff was suppresacd. They dare not
deny it.—The proof was furnished at the times
and can be furnished again. The Locofoco .
press resorted to their usual expedient, and de
nounced the truth as a slander. The party pre-'
Veiled and the country has paid the penalty of
its delusion—or rather posterity will have to
I redeem the debt. . .
But this is only a small item in the general
account. Lciuisiana was carried by the Plaque
mine fraud, at the bead of which was Mr. Sli
dell, who was first recompensed by winning a
large amount of MoneYstaked on the vote of that
State, and afterwards rewarded by Mr. Polk,
with the appointment of Minister to Mexico. It
is equally notorious that New York City (which
decided the election) was carried by bribery
and fraud, and that the chief agents in that in
famous transaction were placed in the Custom
House by the Pi'dsident, in consigetigiond their
These facts speak stronger than any commen
tary of mine can. I submit them to the country,
assured that no other response than one of deep
indignation will rise from every honest bosomrn
from every man who values the purity of the
electivefranaise and who would punishcorrup:
fion and fraud.
Great Demonstration in Walker f
tireind Tiiumph.ov# Locofocb' Rowdyient
and liitolerun - ce !
CLARK' :—Saturday was .a glori
ous day for "old Walker." Pursuant
to public notice the friends of " OLD
ZACK," FILLMORE, and the venera-:
ble NER; assernbled, at ed early hour in
the evening in McConnellstown, for the
purpose of making d demonstration hi
favor of old Rough and Ready and Lib
erty. Notwithstanding the* . extteme in
clemency of the weather, a delegation of
about THIRTY Whigs from Hunting
don attended the meeting, and on their
way thither, were greeted at every fard
house with shouts of applause.
But, I feel for my country when I have
to say, that on our arrival at McCon
nellstown, our American blood was made
to boil with indignation at the dastardly
actions and expressions of Locofocoismi
Yes! men! calling themselves Ameri
can citizens, had the effrontery to tell
us, in this land of Liberty, that "we
should hold no meeting in that town—that
the first man who opened his lips would
be gagged and driven out of the place--
that the meeting would be suppressed,"
Do you call this democracy? Is this
liberty and independence 1 Is it not a
stigma upon our constitution and a dis ,
grace to American Freedom I
When this disturbance was conceived
in Huntingdon (for no one will doubt
but that it all originated here) it was
presumed to be but a township meeting,
and that they having a majority could
drill their men and do with us as they
saw proper• But alas!— to the great
chagrin of the Fathers of this nefarious
scheme, WALKER in her distress had the
assist once of Huntingdon Whigs, and
was proudly vindicated.
Following, then, a leader who " NEV
ER SURRENDERS," we organized the
meeting in Mr. McGahan's Hotel by
calling the Hon. JOHN KER to the
chair: MOSES HAMER, JACOB HAWN,
SAML. PEIGHTAL, WM. A. WHITTAKER,
JOHN SNYDER, ELEAZOR LLOYD, ALEX.
MOORE and MICHAEL SPECK Vice Presi
. dents ; SAMUEL KURTZ, JOHN A. WHIT
TAKER and JOHN KYPER Secretaries.
The meeting was then, fearlessly,
ably and eloquently addressed by Col.
S. S. WHARTON, COI. CORNYN, JNO. WU,
MANSON and J. SEWELL STEWART Esqs.
after which Mr. CALLAHAN was called
upon for an address, but in consequence
of it growing late the gentleman de
clined and moved an adjournment ; be
fore the meeting adjourned, however, a
vote of thanks was tendered to the offi
cers of the meeting and to Mr. McGa
han for their kindness in preserving or
der, Jec. during the meeting.
All things passed off finely, with the
exception of an occasional disturbance
from those enlightened rowdies, who
know more than any of the speakers
could tell them, and therefore did not
want to hear. Verily Locofocoism is
growing desperate; it is its death strug
gle. Before closing, I would say to the
Whigs of McConnelstown and Walker
Township—although you are in the mi
nority take a bold and decisive stand :
defend your principles fearlessly.: and
maintain your right and independence
despite the tyranicle threats of a despe
irate foe. The people are with you.
V- The cause of Freedom (says the
Evening Journal) is deeply concerned
in the Election of Gen. TAYLOR. Though
it was his duty to conquer Mexico, he
deprecated the spirit which imposed that
necessity upon him. He maintains Wars
for conquest endanger the Republic. He
believes that our true mission is one of
Peace. He held that our Territory was
ample, and that the prosperity of our
People and the welfare of our Country,
would be endangered by Wars. As Pres
ident he will save us from Wars into
which Cass would rush.
We learn from Senor Careful, says the
New Orleans Delta, that it is the univer
sal expectation and belief of the Mexicans
that Santa Anna wil return to Mexico,
as soon as our army leaves the country.
--Those who have incurred the hostility
of this powerful chief, are looking to a
division of the country into separate re
puplics, as the only thing that can save
them from the evils of the continuation
of his oppressive and corrupt rule.