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THE JOtRNAL. 1
[CORRECT PRINCIPLES..-S['rPORTED By TRUTH.]
HUNTINGDON, TUESDAY, Al; UST 0, 1818,
Democratic Whig Nominations.
• FOR PRESIDENT :
GEN. ZACHARY TAYLOR
FOR VICE PRESIDENT:
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER :
0 .7- V. B. PALMER, Esq. is oar anther
ised agent for reeeiring aelredisements and
arebseeiptions in the cities of Philadelphia, Bal
timore and Net' York, and for collecting and
reeeipting for the same.
Taylor State Convention
We are requested by the Chairman of the
County Committee to state, that it Will be the
duty of the coming Whig County Convention,
to choose a delegate to represent this county in
the State Convention, to assemble in Harrisburg
on the 31st Mat, for the purpose of nominating
a Whig candidate for Governor.
Taylor men, do not neglect the delegate meet
ings on Saturday next. It is important that
these primary meetings should be largely atten
ded. Turn out, then, one and all, and elect
honest, intelligent delegates, who will faithfully
carry out the wishes of the People in the forma
tion of a County Ticket.
We are requested to say that the Taylor men
of this borough will meet at the House of A.
CA RNION, on Saturday evening next, at early
candle lighting, for the purpose of choosing two
delegates to the County Convention. Let all
We hope to see a liberal turn out of our friends
from the different townships of this county, at
the Taylor County Meeting, to be held on WED
NESDAY EVENING of the first week of the Court.
The County Ticket will then be formed, and it
will become the duty of the Taylor men of the
county to make preparations to open the cam
paign with spirit. Let there be then a general
" SPONTANEOI:B COMBUSTION VI
The Rough and Ready Club of this borough
held a meeting on Saturday evening last, at Car
mon's. And, notwithstanding no efforts had I
been made to get out the People, it was one of
the largest and best town meetings of the sea
son. Had we been so disposed, we could have
turned out as large a procession as the Cass
men, who had all the forces they could muster
in a week from the surrounding country. After
organizing, and a song by the Glee Club, A. W.
Benedict, Esq. was called for and made one of
his very happiest efforts, which was'listened to
with great attention. Our friend Was. T. Wm-
SON, a returned volunteer was then loudly call
ed for, and responded in a brief speech filled
with the Most effective kind of " Grape."—
Among other things, Mr. W. alluded to General
Cass' Clothing Bill, which took one dollar a
month out of the pockets of the volunteers, and
the effect produced on the army when the news
of the passage of that bill reached it. He said
he had seen Gen. Cass at San Angel, for the first
time in his life, and that when there he was
hung up by the soldiers, cut down, kicked around
the town, and then burnt. And what was his
surprise, on returning to the United• States, to
find that the fat man of Michigan was again on
his feet and the candidate of the .Locofoco party
for the Presidency ! ! This allusion to the hang
ing of Gen. Cass in effigy, by the volunteers,
produced great merriment among the Rough and
Ready boys, and a general scatterment of the
Cassites present—all rememberingthat the Gloite
had pronounced the whole story a " Whig Lie."
DAVID BLniii, Esq. was next called for, and ap
peared on the stand. It would be doing Mr. B.
injustice to attempt, from memory, to give even
an abstract of his truly able and effective speech.
We desire, however, to endorse every word he
said, and to say that he presented the position
of the friends of Gen. Taylor, in the true light.
All were highly delighted with his remarks.—
At the conclusion of Mr. Blair's speech, the
meeting adjourned with three times three for
old ZACK, FILLMORE and MIDDLES
'WARM. The songs and spirit-stirring mar
tial music, still retaining a large crowd, Major
RAYMOND and TItON. TODITI:NYER were success
ively called and responded in brief but spirited
addresses. The crowd then dispersed in good
order, and fine spirits. The work goes bravely
NORTH CAROLLNA, 0. K.
The Baltimore Sun received last evening,
brings us the gratifying intelligence that the
Whigs of North Carolina have elected their
Governor and a majority of the Legislature.
This is the first gun of the campaign. Its re•
port is highly cheering. We will be able to
give particulars in our next.
MR. WEBST. .13 0.. Tairt.oa.—The N.
Y. Commercial is "authorized to say that in no
particular, throughout the coming canvass, will
Mr. Webster be found wanting to the Whig
party, or to the expression of its will, put forth
at Philadelphia in the month of June." The
same paper adds, that Mr. W's “opinion of Gen.
Taylor has often been expressed : he regards
him us an upright, intelligent and honest man, a
true Whig, and determined if elected President,
to put forth his best efforts for the good of the
ATTORNEY GENERAL-We learn that the Hon.
JAMES Coop., has accepted the appointment
of Attorney General, tendered him by Governor
JOHNISTON. We are pleased to hear this, as no
better selection could have been made. The ap
pointment le exceedingly popular with the peo
Grand Cain Failure !
From the vast preparations made, and the eon- I
stant boasting of the Cass men, we looked for
nothing short of a great demonstration at Mill
Creek on Saturday afternoon lest. Ever since
the Pole Raising at Alexandria, nothing has
been heard in our streets but the note of prepa
ration for (as they said) " the mighty Cass
Me , :ting at Mill Creek." Large hand bills were
sent to all quarters of the county. Riders were
sent out in every direction to stir out the faith
ful, and every body employed on the canal, far
and near, were drummed up and brought M Hun
tingdon on State Flats, to swell the crowd. Af
ter all this drilling, and after getting every Cass
man in the borough into their ranks, old and
young, and all the office holders from a Judge
of the Court down to the mud-boss, they num
, bered, as they passed the last point on their
way to the boat, 132. We give the highest
count. Well, as the sequel will show, it was
very necessary for them to take their whole
force from this place. A very short time be
fore the hour appointed for the meeting, a Tay
lor man passed Col. Buchanan's, where the
meeting was to be held, and inquired of a Cass
man from this place where the meeting was I—
" 0 !" replied he, "it is coming . down the
canal !!" Yes, and if it had not " come down
the canal," there would have been no meeting
1 at Mill Creek on Saturday last, notwithstand
ing the announcement in the Globe that the Cass
men " would be at Mill Creek IN ALL THEIR
STRENGTH !!" Well, neighbor, if they were
there "in all their strength," We have only to
say, huzza for Old ZACK in Brady township !
In the evenine, about dusk, almost the entire
Mill Creek Cass meeting returned to Hunting
don, and after parading the streets with about
the same number they started with, but in very
/ow spirit*, adjourned at Cools'.
A few more such Cass demonstrations would
not be unpleasant to us.
[Correspondence of the Journal.]
MILL CREEK, Aug. 7, 1818.
Mr. CLARK desire to inform you and your
numerous readers of the magnanimon., conduct
of the Cass men who assembled in this place 011
Saturday afternoon last. It. is well known that
the Taylor men had been invited to attend the
meeting and hear what would be said; indeed,
they were pressed to do so. Accordingly, one
friend of old Zack accepted the invitation and
went. And when there imprudently remarked,
(in reply to something that was said) that "Gen.
Taylor was a better man than Cass." Where
upon, four or five Cass men fell upon him, and
beat and kicked him in a most shameful manner.
Several others evinced a disposition to take a
hand, but there was not room for any more to
get at one man I ~O , shame, where is thy
blush I" Such conduct is only worthy the skulk
ing Guerillas of Mexico. It is disgraceful to
men claiming to be American freemen. I sup
pose, however, the Cassites, on this occasion,
acted on the principle a certain man did who
I whipped his wife—with sixty or seventy to back
them, they were able to do it."
Yours, &c. • • •
One person who attended the Casa meeting at
Mill Creek on Saturday last, came home utterly
disgusted with the proceedings, attended the
Taylor meeting in the evening, and is now a
firm friend of old Rough and Ready. This fact
has produced great sensation in the Cass ranks
here. By the way of consolation we can inform
them, that we know of two more, residing in
Brady township, upon whom a like effect was
produced. At this rate, we hope the Cass men
may hold meetings in every township in the
Another Bare-Faced Falsehood !
The Huntingdon Globe of last week porpe
trates the following
[From the Globe.]
No Go.—At the Federal County meeting at
Hollidaysburg, on Tuesday evening last, Captain
LEOSEIt, of the Reading Artillerists who was on
his return from Mexico and who happened to be
present, was called on to make a speech. He
rose and stated, that in 1810 he was a Whig and
supported Harrison, and in 1844 he was a Whig
and exerted all his influence for the election of
Henry Clay; "but" said the gallant Captain,
as I am a Whig no longer." Of course the Feds
let the brave Captain off without any further
desire to hear him."
The above is a sheer fabrication from begin
ning to end. Capt. Lo.su did not say one word
attributed to him by the Globe. On the other
hand, he entertained the Taylor Meeting at
Hollidaysburg in a speech highly eulogistic of
both Taylor and Scott, and is a warm friend of
Gen. Taylor for the Presidency. We say this
on the authority of every gentleman from this
place who heard the gallant Captain's speech.
A cause that requires such bare-faced lying to
sustain it, must be in a truly desperate condi
Another Taylor Bally in Brady !
The Rough and Ready Club of Brady town
ship held a meeting at the Roxberry School
House on Saturday evening last. Upwards of
seventy persons were present, several of whom
have heretofore acted with the Locofoco party.
Capt. Joux W. WATSON of Mill Creek, and Col.
A. K. CORNYN, of this place, addressed the
meeting. Their speeches were listened to with
attention, and the sentiments expressed highly
approved by all. The gallant Taylor men of
Brady are doing up their business in the right
spirit. A good report from them in October
and November, may be expected.
Free Soil Meeting.
A meeting of those friendly to the Free Soil
movement was held in the Court House on Fri
day evening last. A long string of resolutions
were read, and the following gentlemen appoin
ted delegates to the Buffalo Convention, viz :
John Dougherty, Jacob Hoffman, Samuel Mifflin,
Isaac Fisher and Major Samuel Caldwell.
07 - We learn that an immense Taylor Meet
ing was held at Brown's Mills, Mifflin county,
on Saturday last.
7 Hon. Daniel Webster is very ill at his
residence, Marshfield, Mass., and too feeble to
undertake a journey to Washington.
o.f" Both Houses of Congress have resolved
to adjourn sine die on the 1 lth of August, next
[From the Daily News.]
LOCOFOCOISM vs. THE MEXICAN
We have demonstrated the bitter hostility of
James K. Polk, tcivilird the peace/ acid unity of
the Church of Mexico, as exhibited in the letter
of instructions of the War Department to Gen.
Taylor, under date July oth, 1816. No Loco.
foco paper, so far as our knowledge extends, has
ever dared to utter one syllable of condemna
tion against the vile doctrines. put forth in the
infamous " letter" referred to.
In addition to the hostility manifested by Polk
and his Cabinent ministers against the church
of Mexico, we shall proceed to quote additional
evidence of the malignant hostility of the Loco
foco party, against the rights and property of
the Mexican church. The " Fincastle Demo
crat," a prominent Polk and Cass paper, pub
lished in Virginia during the spring of 1817,
openly and boldly advocated the plunder of the
churches in Mexico, as the following paragraph
"That we seize the silver and gold stow
ed in the Mexican churches, as on INDEM
NITY for the expenses of the war. There
is more than enough there—it is our's by
conquest. Where it is, it is doing no
part of the human family or God any
service, and it would be religiously right
to return out of these treasures the mo
ney which their act has forced our Gov
ernment to expend.—Fincastle Demo
The Washington Union, edited by Ritchie, the
recognized organ of James K. Polk and Lewis
Cass, openly and impudently advised the seizure
and sequestration of the revemies of the Mexi
can Church, a measure directly designed and
ea:ciliated to reduce the Catholic Clergy of
Mexico to absolute poverty. The 4g Union," in
recommending the seizure of the revenues of the
Church, said :
" It is not as a religious body, but as
an engine of State, that the Catholics
of Mexico look upon us with a hostile
eye. It is for their own special politi
cal purposes—to retain their vast pos
sessions which impoverish the nation—
to sustain their own hierarchy, which
lords it . over the people—to preserve
their power, which weighs down the rest
of the community into the slough of ig
norance and slavery—that they are soli
citous and active. It is a .zeal for the
mammon of unrighteousness—not for the
welfare of souls—which inspires and
animates the Catholics of ✓Mexico.
"In this aspect of the case, it may be
come a matter of grave consideration, if
the church continues to oppose a peace,
and furnish the fuel of war, whether the
immense revenues of the church in
Mexico shall be left untouched—whether
they shall be suffered to remain at the
disposal of the enemy, and be applied to
sustain the war against us—whether
justice anti policy do not equally dictate
that they should at least be SQUES
TERED during the continuance of the
war as a legitimate means of cutting off
the enemy's seppli4."—Wo.shington
The « Union" not only advised the seizure of
the revenues of the Church, but this organ of
Locofocoism falsely charged the Clergy of Mex
ico with keeping the people down in the "slough
of ignorance and slavery," than which a baser
slander was never uttered.
The Compromise Bill
to establish territorial governments in Oregon,
New Mexico, and California, in such a way as
to shuffle the responsibility of determining the
limits of Slavery from the shoulders of the Peo
ple's representatives, and place it in the hands
of the Judiciary, was laid on the table in the
House by a vote of 112 to 97. This kills the
On Wednesday last the House of Represen
tatives passed the Oregon territorial bill, with
the Wilmot Proviso in it, by a vote of 120 to
71. A motion to strike out the Anti-Slavery
clause had previously failed—the vote being 88
Riot in Allegheny City.
A serious riot has broken out in Allegheny
City, on account of some difficulty between the
Factory operatives and their employers. The
Daily News, under date of August 4, says
“The mob spirit in Allegheny city has bro
ken out in renewed vigor. A great mob assem
bled about one of the principal factories, and
several men attempted to make speeches. The
police interfered and prevented them from ad
dressing the mob. Six of the factory girls who
were most violent in these riotous demonstra
tions, and four of the principal men in the mob
were arrested this evening. There is a great
excitement in the city on the subject.
A FALSEHOOD NAILED.
MR. C LARK : Sir—ln the “linntingdon Globe"
of August Ist, 1848, I find the following:
" HEAR IT IRISHMEN AND GERMANS."
" You were called idle and ignorant
. 1 foreigners because you oppose Gen.
"Taylor and his Native atnerican allies
"by one of the most prominent Federal
"speakers, Mr. A. W. Benedict, on Sat
urday evening last."
If the character of that paper were as well
known abroad as at home, a denial would be un
necessary. Printers and editors, us a general
rule, are worthy of belief; I have therefore
deemed a denial of the above, due to the credit
attached to the profession: supposing that all
might not know this print to be an exceptien to
the general rule. Every word in regard to what
I Bald Is not only untrue, but I believe, wilfully
and intentionally false. Nor do I believe that
it will be asserted or believed by one honest
man, of either party who knows me.
Yours, &c. A. W. BENEDICT.
Aug. 9, 1818.
Tug MARKETS. -There is very little doing
in the produce markets. No change ig prices
since our last.
Gen. Taylor's Letter Accepting the
BATON Rouse, July 13th, 1818.
HON. J. M. MoontmeAn, Greensboro', Guilford
County, N. C.
Sir :—I had the honor to receive your corn-
munication of June 10th, announcing that the
Whig Convention, which assembled at Philadel
phia on the 7th of that month, and of which you
were the presiding officer, has nominated me
for the office of President of the United States.
Looking to the composition of the Convention
and its numerous and patriotic constituents, I
feel duly grateful for the honor bestowed upon
me for the distinguished confidence implied in
my nomination to the highest office in the gift
' of the American people.
I cordially accept that nomination, but with
the sincere distrust of my fitness to fulfil the
duties of an office which demands for its exer
cise the most exalted abilities and patriotism,
and which has been rendered illustrious by the,
greatest names in our history; but should the
selection of the Whig Convention be confirmed
by the people, I shall endeavor to discharge the
new duties then devolving upon me so as to meet
the expectations of my fellow citizens, and pre
serve undiminished the prosperity and reputa
tion of our common country.
I have the honor to remain, with the highest
respect, your obedient servant.
WHEREAS, on the 26th day of July, A. D.
1818, WILLIAM F. JoHNSToN, df the county of
Armstrong, Speaker of the Senate of this State,
took the oath of office as Governor of this Com
monwealth, in confdrmity with the provisions
of the Conetitution.
Now, in pursuance of the power and trust to
the Governor of this Commonwealth, by the
Constitution and laws granted and confided, and
fat preventing all failures in the administration
of justice, I, the said WILLIAM F. JOIINSTON,
have deemed it expedient to issue this Procla
mation, hereby confirming and continuing all
appointments made, and all commissions hereto
fore lawfully issued for the term or six months,
from the date of these presents, unless the said
appointments and commissions shall be superse
ded and annulled. And Ido further direct and
enjoin all Public Officers engaged in the several
departments of the Government, to proceed
with diligence and fidelity in the performance
and execution of their respective stations, so as
most effectually to promote and secure the inter
est, peace and safety of the Commonwealth.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of
the State at Harrisburg, this first day of August,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun
dred and. forty-eight, and of the Commonwealth
By thi Gore rnor.
Secretary of Commonwealth
THE BRITISH TARIFF OF 1846.
We say the British Tariff, for it is deserving
of oo other name. As another evidence of its
destructive effects upon the interests of the labor
ing men .of our country, we need but refer them
to the following table of the exports of plain
calicoes and cotton thread, from England to the
United States :
10,640,215 yards in 1816
41,510,241 a as 1817
An increase of nearly three hundred per cent. in
one short year.
Under the Tariff of 1812, which made plain
calicoes pay a specific duty, things were other
wise, as the following figures show :
9,661,820 yards in 1811
12,412,081 u u 1815
10,610,211 c 4 « 1846
Now let .us examine the export of cotton
422,462 pounds in 1818
Here we have another increase of one hun
dred per cent.
Such was not the case under the operation of
the Tariff of 1842, as the following figures show;
388,779 pounds in 1813
' 509,069 1841
423,999 « « 1815
These plain 'figures afford the most conclusive
evidence of the fact, that the Tariff of 181'3 reg-
elated the imports, prevented excesses, and kept
our home labor comparatively harmless from
the pauper labor of Europe. Let the laboring
men examine the above table, and they will see
that the British Free Trade policy of Sir Rob
ert Walker has robbed them in one brief year
of the labor of making 30,879,020 yards of cal
ico, and of 419 0 915 pounds of thread. Let them
but give the subject a fair examination, and if
they do not then rouse to a sense of their true
interests, and join in hurling from power those
who have deceived and betrayed them, we shall
be much mistaken.—Doily News.
KEEP IT BEFORE TOE PEOPLE, that Hon. An
drew Stewart, one of the representatives in Con
gress from Pennsylvania, by documentary evi
dence, read on the floor of the House, proved
/hat for thirty years Cass's receipts from Gov
ernment, for double salaries and extra allowan
ces, amounted to more than TWENTY DOL
LARS EVERY DAY, SUNDAY INCLUDED,
and that the aggregate of his mere EXTRA PAY
is oven SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ! !
These astounding and irrefutable disclosures are
making the fire fly thick and fast, and the Cass
men wince in a way which shows they are driv
en into close quarters. A great patriot, this
Extra-Allowance Cass !
F. P. Blair.
Last week we stated that Francis P. Blair
had deserted the Baltimore nominations. The
Locofocos have been denying the truth of the
statement. We therefore give Mr. Blair's
own declaration on the subject, and if the
Cass men are satisfied with it, we can as
sure them we are.
SILVER SPRMS, July 27, 1848.
To the Editor of the Evening Poet
Sir—l find from an editorial article in your pa
per, that a friend has drawn inferences from a
letter of mine, which its context w,ill not war
rant. I think that the wrong done to New York
by the chicane which silenced the voice of the
democracy of that state in the Baltimore Con
vention, takes from the nomination of that con
vention all authority save with those individual
members of it who were present, and did not
then renounce it. It was my intention to have
abandoned it, but the circumstances to which
you have adverted in your editorial notice pre
vented. I became particeps criminis, by parti
cipation in the proceedings to the close, and I
cannot now plead my own wrong to exonerate
myself. I shall vote the nomination simply
upon punctilio ; my heart is with Mr. Van Bu
ren and his principles, and I shall not hesitate
to say of him and them what I think, not with
standing my inveiglement in the Baltimore Con
Your a, F. P. BLAIR,
Wayne Guards—Reception at New. Naturalized Citizens Beware.
ton Hamilton. The Washington correspondent of the Balti-
Onjuesday evening last, Capt. WlCA:nrv, more Patriot says,
Limit. MaosoN and twelve members of the cum- "
pony, and a number of citizens of Williamsburg, The six lives of Gen. Cass, issued,
some for the South, showing him to be
arrived in our town on their way to Newton
a great Southren man, utterly opposed
Ito the Wil trot Proviso, and others for
and A w. ve e re c h i n it d lit t i i s ie ias ig tic e a n l . l u y re re a c f eiv ta m k l i b n :
the North, concealing with studied care
his Anti-Wilmotism, are getting so
men by the hand, and it gave us great pleasure
t jt h hia e em g ci a ilt E e n n tC . Captain and a number of his brave
scarce that the Whigs cannot now ob
i thin them for money or love! It will
r to em se a e in h iii i g m w an it c h l
u t s li f e o rn r
a lo s o h k or in t g tim so o
a N n v d el pa l.
rt A ak f i t n e g r ,
not do for the Whigs to reprint them, to
show the rascality perpetrated by the
o r a e t f . res p h i n ev en io t i , is th t e o y a l g e a n, in ing we t n h t e on .w b i o . a r r ;. !
locofoco managers, for . the cry of Folt
as it was four years ago, when
am. BLAIR, Esq. made a brief and uPPr.Pri- . only would at once be rained ag4inst
, ate address to the company, on behalf of the t h em,
citizens of Huntin g don, w hi c h was re pli e d to by , they re-printed and circulated nt the
Capt. 141'Kamey in a handsome speech, and they North, Mr. Robert J. Walker's disrep
then took their leave amid the c h eers o f a ll pres- ! utable pamphlet headed " 7h. South
eat. On the following slay the Ladies and Gen- lin danger," which he franked all over
tlemen of Newton Hamilton gave the wirviving . the South !
members of the company a grand reception an i But the six lives - of CUSS are not all
account of which we extract from a communica- the electioneering stuff gotten up here
tion in the Lewistown Gazette. A large number to deceive and cheat the people. - I
of people from the surrounding country were have a tract printed in German head
present. led "Nativeism and Gat. Tayl o r." lo " d
. _ • r- itn
The streets were atldrned with beautiful am informed that 50,0u0 copies have
arches of flowers and evergreen, and the fronts been printed for distribution anon the
of the houses brilliant with pretty faces of ladies g
German people. It is written with
dressed in their holiday smiles and neatest op- .
rairel. About eleven o'clock
clock a large procession much ingenuity and tact. It says the
of both sexes Was formed, under the direction Germans are honest and industrious—
of Got. JosSeu Bow., Chief Marshall, and that they love their adopted country
and her institutions, and are ready to
fight and die for them—that the Ger
with drums beating and banners waving, they
marched through the principle streets, amidst
the cheers and acclamations of the croWd. The ,
whole assemblage then met before the residence man and Irish 'migrants fought under
of Dr. CHARLES BOWER, where a spacious Gen. Taylor and won his victories for
stand, covered with an awning and beautifully him—and that they do not profess to
decorated with flowers, evergreen, engravings,
ane sweet girls, was erected for the speakers
parties of the day. But that Generals belong to either of the great political
and officers of the meeting. Our friend, ',n
As PoicriArrnw.tir, was chosen President, and Taylor has lent himself to the Native
Americans, headed by n Jew named
Levin, and has been nominated by
took the chair, when T. P. CA M EDELL, Esq., of
Huntingdon, WEIS introduced, .d entertained
the audience with a speech replete with senti
ments of merit and patriotism. A. K. CORN ' Y N them for President--that they proscribe
Esq., was then called for and responded in an all foreigners—all honest Dutchman ,
address, doing honor to the head and heart of and Gen. Taylor accepts their nomi:
that Gentleman. The remarks of Col. C. were nation—and that he is their candidate
unusually eloquent, and were listened to with ,
the utmost attention, except when interrupted —and therefore the German people
by the cheers of the multitude. Ile paid a beau- cannot support him, but will feel bound
tiful tribute to the memory of the gallant Capt. ' to oppose and vote 'against him.
CA MIWELL, and from more than one eye the 1
tear of sorrow stole silently down during his i And this is the work not of the liiiii
address. Then followed Gen. A. P. Wit.sox eat Germans, but of artful locofoco
in that gentleman's usual happy and eloquent demagogues in this city!"
style. Gen. W. was succeeded by Jonx Wii,- I
LIA)ISON, Esq., who began. by paying a hand- I It has frequently been asserted, and is by He Writes his own Letters.
some compliment to the beauty and patriotism
of the ladies, and finished by an eloquent pan- some believed, that the letters and despatches
egyric on the spirit of American Liberty. of Gen. Taylor during the Mexican War were
written by his private' secretary, Maj. Blks.
S. D. ELLIOT, of Lewistown, then. made a
Ihe following, stated to. be the substance al a
few brief and Pertinent remarks on the occasion, , ,
when the. thanks of the Wayne Guards were re- ,
turned by Capt. M'K. inn and Lieut. Kiesox recent conversation between' Maj. Bliss and a
in appropriate terms. '
respectable citizen of Massachusetts, fufght to
The procession then reformed,' the Ladies in
front, and proceeded to the table erected. far ; settle the question to universal satisfaction:
the occasion in front of the Hotel of that prince " Well, major Bliss, they say that
of good fellows, C. CAI7IIIILI Nrr, mine host of General (Taylor) don't write his own
the Inn at Newton. Hire was furnished in letters, but that you du it for him."
profusion every delicacy di the season, in the w
: now . B.__ ~I suppose I h ums . a ,
most elegant and sumptuous style, and then it . J
about that ns any other mon, and
was that was evinced the good tae of all. The much
dinner was partakM of by about four hundred ; all I can say is, that every despatch du
persons, and not one but will not unite in away- ring the campaign has been written by
cling to the committee of arrangement, and to the General himself—the most 1 ventiir-
Mr. Caughling, all the credit so jiistlyilne them ,to do was to dot nn ior cross at, and
for their elegant repast and unremitting exertion,
to make all comfortable.' ea
11 should like to see the man that would
TAYLOR MEN, AROUSE!
The Pa. Inquirer, in a late number holds the I
following language :
A friend who. has returned from the
interior of this State, says that the Lo
cofocos are making strenuous exertions
to behnlf of the Baltimore notninations.
Agents are travelling through the vari- •
ous counties, disseminating dtscourn
ging rumors among the Whigs and scat- ;
tering the Northern edition of the Life •
of Cass. Everywhere he has seen evi
dences of a movement, supported by
I large expenditures of money. The Lo-
coforo executive committee at Wash
ington is actively engaged in franking
pamphlets and speeches throughout the
• The time has now come for action.—
Our Whig friends must go to work. It
needs but activity, mid a general organ
ization, to carry Pennsylvania by twen
ty thousand majority for Taylor and
Fillmore. A thorough and spirited can
vass will kindle nn enthusiasm for Gen.
Taylor in the old Keystone such as has
never been exhibited in any political
TN most momentous results depend
upon the Presidential election. It will
be the test struggle between the con
servative doctrines of the Whig party,
and the destructive principles of the
opposition. Neither time nor expense
must be calculated in such a contest.—
The active working men of the party
must look to future honors, as indemni
fication for services and sacrifices, just
ly entitling them to the gratitude of ev
ery true hearted Whig.
Cass at Home.
The editor of the Adrian Watchtower, a Lo
cofoco paper, thus speaks of the rebellion that
has broken out among the Locofocos of Wash
tenaw and Lenawee counties, Michigan. The
fellow is evidently alarmed at the numerous and
important changes that are taking place :
"In looking over the call for a pub
lic meeting,' we see the names of those
who not only advised, and expressed a
wish for the nomination of Gen. Cass,
but as delegates in the convention, ac
tually instructed our representatives in
the National Convention, to use all hon
orable means to secure thnt result. Fur
ther, we see the names of those who
united with others of General Caps'
friends in getting up, four weeks ago,
a meeting to ratify the Baltimore nom
inations, and to organize a "Young
Men's Democratic Association." Still
further, we see the names of those who
made speeches at that meeting, and
who called upon their friends to stand
firm and unyielding in the present con
Does this look much like Michipti going for
Aare to do snore."
Blair County Awake.
We are glad to perceive that the Taylor men
of Blair county are up and doing in theliood
work of aiding the election of Honest Rough and
Ready. The Register thus speaks of the Coun
ty meeting held on Tuesday evening of Court
The Ratification meeting at the Court
House on Tuesday evening of last week
was one of the largest and most enthu
siastic political meetings ever held in
Blair county. It was, indeed, a glori
ous affair. The PEOPLE—Vie hard fisted
honest yeomanry of- the country, had
come up to join in the response in such
numbers and such spirit as gave unmis
'takenble evidence that they were awake
to the importance of the contest, and
thnt their hearts were warm for OLD
ZACHARY AND THE WHIG CAUSE.
The speeches on the occasion were all
capital efforts ' and went home to Lo
! cofocoisin as hot shot into the locker.
The Resolutions, it will be seen, breathe
the right spirit, and place the Whigs of
Blair in right position.
Affidavits of the Hen Roost Robbers.
The Imeofoeo papers and among them the
Washington Union, are publishing the affidavits
of two men, said to have been volunteers from
Ohio, proving Gen. Taylor to be profane.
The story is that two fellows stole
some chickens nt n ranchero and Old
Zack swore at them, and said " they
were thieves, who had come to Mexico
to steal and not to fight." Their own
statement proves that Gen. Taylor judg
ed them rightly. Men, says the Bos.
ton Atlas, who would sign such an affi
eavit, would rob hen roosts.
We have no doubt these atlleavits will be
published in the Huntingdon Globe, with an ad
ditional one, proving that old LACK gets drunk.
The Philadelphia papers of last evening bring
us one weeks later news from Europe, brought
by the Steamship America. The news is not
Public attention seemed to be united to Ire
land, and every post was expected to bring in
telligence of the commencement of the ultimate
Arrests confirmed to be made on the charge
of sedition, and among others Messrs. Varian,
Bourke, Lane, and John O'Brien.
Clubs had been formed in Liverpool to pre
vent troops being sent to Ireland.
A Government steamer had been sent to Wat
erford, with a body of two hundred of the coun
ty Dublin constabulary, and Government had
chartered a steamer from the City of Dublin
Company to convey troops from Belfast toCork.
M. Marres, has been elected President of the
National Assembly of France.
The Corn Market had become more firm, and
an improvement had set in which it was hoped
would be permanent.
Indian Corn being scarce had advanced to 35
a 37s per qr.
The accounts from Manchester wear an im