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Tuesday Morning, Sept. 17, 1850.
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WHIG STATE TICKET FOR IS%
JOSHUA DUNGAN, of Bucks Co.
HENRY W. SINTIDER, of Union.
lIIIRVET OR GENERAL,
JOE. BENDEASON, of Washington.
WIIIG DISTRICT TICKET.
JOHN AIIfCULLOCII, of Hunt. Co.
S. 4. 111 , 1111.1BTRIE, of Blair Co.
WILLIAM B. SMITH, of Hunt. Co.
SETH H. PVCUNE, of Blair Co.
MEG COUNTY TICKET.
WII lii, ZEIGLER, of Huntingdon.
SIEN3AIIIO LEAS, of Sbirley.
S. SEWELL STEWART, of Hunt.
WILLIAM CHRISTY, of Porter&
KEIZIE L. GREEN, of Oat
To the Independent Toten of Hun
H..no been strongly urged by numerous friends
from all parts of the county, to offer myself
a. an Independent candidate for the office of gher
liff, at the approaching election, and considering the
almost universal desire to have an Independent
eandidate as sufficient justification for my course,
1 have acceded to their wishes, and announce my
self to you as a candidate for that office, pledging
myself, if elected, to discharge its duties with fi
delity and humanity. JOHN IVHITTAKER.
August 20, 1850.—pd. te.
fir See new advertisements,
eir The "Huntingdon Guards" paraded on Sat
urday last, in full atiforrn, and looked exceedingly
well. 'The uniform of the officers is truly elegant.
We invite spacial attention to the address of the
Whig State Central Committee, given in this pa
per. Whigs, read it.
tar The Cars now run to the junction With the
Portage Railroad, near Hollidaysburg. The first
train went up yesterday morning.
This celebrated Circus Company will perform
in Huntingdon, on Friday next.
Look Out for Tricks.
Whigs, be on your guard against the tricks which
will be resorted to between this and the election,
to defeat the regular Whig Ticket. Remember
that all kinds of false stories against the Whigcan
didates will be put in circulation just on the ere of
Joseph Higgins, Esq.
As we predicted in our last, the announcement
of Jos. Hionisrs, Esq., us a volunteer candidate
for State Senate, was unauthorized by that gentle
man. The IVhig papers of Hollidaysburg, of last
week, contain a.card from Mr. Higgins, in which
be says be is sot a candidate for any office, and
will support the whole Whig ticket. No Whig of
any standing or character can be induced to vol
unteer against his party. The following is Mr.
H's card, addressed to the Register. It is a with
ering rebuke to Guerrillaism. Read it:
Mn. Joust Pease JONES:-Sir:-In the "Re
gister of this week I see my name announced as a
volunteer candidate fur the State Senate. This
announcement was made without my knowledge or
consent. lam not a candidate for that or any oth
er office, and will support the regularly nominated
Whig ticket. Very Respectfully
J 01 4 ,. HIGGINS.
Portage Iron Works, Sept. 6, 1850.
The Hollidaysburg Register says, that if Mr.
Five Trade Parker calculates upon the support of
the Laboring men of the district, we think "he
reckons without his host." The Laboring men
are too intelligent, too much of a reading class, and
too well understand their own interests to vote for a
man favorable to a policy which ruins the great
manufacturing interests of the State, stops our
Forges, Furnaces and Rolling Mills, rnd throws
thousands of themselves out of employ lent. He
may run well with the monied men and the soft
fingered gentlemen who make their living by their
wits; but his plausible theories can't gull the hard
fisted, honest yeomanry, of such counties as Blair,
We stated a few weeks ago, that everything like
opposition to the. regular Whig ticket would injure
the prospects of the Whig candidate for Congress.
We now point to the letter of EUEL SMITH, Esq.,
of Union township, as triumphantly sustaining us
in that view of the case. If this expose does not
use up the disorganizers most effectually, we arc
mistaken. It will, at least, with all true Whigs.
or We regret to learn from Louisville, that the
Rev. BISHOP BASCOM, one of the most eloquent
divines connected with the Methodist Episcopal
Chard], died in that city lazt week.
THE TRAITORS EXPOSED.
The Voice of an Honest Whig.
We call the attention of every honest Whig in
Huntingdon county, to the following letter from
ELSZL Shorn, Esq., of Union township. Mr.
Smith is an old resident of this county, a man of
stern integrity, and incorruptible principles. The
traitors dare not doubt his word. Fie and all his
brothers have ever been true to the Whig cause,
and are always to be found on the side of correct
principles. And by this manly and independent
expose of the traitors, who would, if they could,
destroy the Whig party of the county, Mr: Smith
has increased the debt of gratitude his party friends
already owe Lim. Such conduct should not and
will not be forgotten.
The individuals alluded to in this letter are well
known. The candidate for Sheriff who Mr. Smith
was asked to rote for, is John Whittaker, who, it
is well known here, has offered to give all his sup
port to the Locofoco candidate for Congress, if the
Lucofocos will, in return, vote for him for Sheriff.
As we said a few weeks ago, Whittaker is no
ger a Whig, but has gone over to the enemy.—
: The individual who solicited Mr. Smith to vote
for Whittaker and Parker, is the tool of the form
er, mad it would scent is the PAID ELCTIOREERER
of the latter. lie was a candidate fir Congress in
: the late Whig Convention, and received the votes
of six delegates, none of whom, however, desired
his nomination. Whittaker pays him for slander
ing the Whig party and its candidates, in trade;
but Parker, it seems, pays rash. This is driving
a good business for himself, but we are mistaken
in the Whigs of this county, and indeed the holiest
men of all parties, if his employers do not find out
that they have been engaged in a losing basilic..
In 1848, this same individual opposed Taylor,
Johnston and Calvin tip to a day or two before the
election, and then voted the ticket because he saw
there was no prospect of defeating it. His cause
of compliant then, was the same as now—the
Whigs refused to nominate him for Congress ! Ile
now devotes his whole time to slandering Whigs,
and electioneering for his employers, Whittaker
and Parker. His position is truly humiliating, and is
more calculated to excite sympathy than resent
ment. As to Whittaker, notwithstanding his prom
ises, he cannot even get the support of the Loco
Focos, much less the votes of Whigs, to whose
principles he has turned traitor.
But what are we to think of Mr. PARKER, who
is represented by his party friends as an honorable
man? Has he authorised this renegade Whig to
play agent for him, in his attempts to BRIBE
Whigs into his support? Has heplaeed a "FEW
HUNDRED DOLLARS" in his hands as a BRI
BERY FUND? This renegade told Mr. Smith
that "A FEW lIENDRIID DOLLARS" should not he
wanting to carry out their plans, after asking him
to vote fur Parker and Whittaker. Who furnishes
the money? That is the question. The strong
presumption is, that it comes from Mr. Parker.—
It is true, Whittaker is rich, and said when he first
announced himself for Sheriff, that lie could easily
"beat a d--d little Tinker;" but every body knows
he is too earefitt a man to spend "a few hundred
dollars" in a hopeless cause.
But to Mr. Smith's letter. It speaks for itself;
and we commend it to the attention of the un
bought freemen of this county. Itmost effectually
exposes the game that is playing by the Locofoco
leaders and a few political traitors in this town.—
Rend it, one ane all, and then hand it to your
UNION TOWNB3IIP, Sept. 13, 1850.
To the Editor of the Huntingdon Journal :
DEAR Stn :—After my best respects to you and
yours, permit me to give you an outline of a con
versation I had in your town, with a man who calls
himself a Whig: I will not give you his name at'
this time, because we have always been good
friends. In our conversation, he said, I,want you
to vote for such a mart for Sheriff. I said I could,
if there was any chance of his election. Ile then
, said, I WANT TOO TO SUP/PORT PARKER TOR CON
GREfiff ! I said, I cAN:tor noes Parker is op
posed to the interests of the' working man, and to
the manufacturing industry of the coimtry. I said
you know, sir, that a number of onr Iron works
and Cotton Mills have gone out of operation, in
consequence of the Tariff of 1846, and thousands
attends have been thrown out of employment.—
He said, you must do it, to help break down the
clique or aristocracy that rules the Whig party of
this county. I tell yon, he said, a FEW HUN- -
DRED DOLLARS will do a great deal, and it
shall not be wanting to those who will help curry
out this plan, &e. Re.
Now, Mr. Editor, money may do something in
Congress, for I recollect reading in some history,
that at one time the gold of the Eastern or Persian
Monarchy, biased most of the orators of Greece,
and I have no doubt that the gold of England,
with the influence of Southern Slaveholders, who
wish to reduce Free Labor to a parallel with Slave
Labor, had a great deal to do in passing the Brit
ish Tiiriff of 1846. But, sir, MONBY can have no
influence user the industrious, honest working men
of Union township. I would not vote for Parker,
if he was my best friend, holding the doctrines he
does. No, sir, not if he was an angel from heav
en; for I should expect lie was one of the fallen
These are FACTS, sir, which I could he sworn to.
I have not told you all. I must quit writing, as I
tun too , unwell to write, and so nervous that I don't
know whether you can read what I have written.
You may make any use of 411115 V. please, and
make any comment on it you think it will bear.
The following from the New York Tribune we
published sometime since, and now re-publish for
the benefit of a few office-hunting gentlemen, well
known to the People:
" The basest ideas with regard to the nature and
duties of citizens are engendered by the habitual
indifference of the majority, to political atliiirs.—
" I have belonged to the party for twenty
[ years, and never asked for au office before; and
' now that I do ask, I ant refused it,"—whines ma
ny a poor creature.
" Sordid wretch ! What did you belong to that
party ron? Was it mainly for the sake or impel
led by the hope of an office? If yes, then you
prove yourself unfit to hold and unworthy of any
public trust whatever. But was it rather because
you believed that you could best aorve.your coun
try. by joining that party? If yes, what are you
snivelling about? Have you not obtained what
you aspired to? Certainly you have as right to
aspire to office also if you see fit—as good a right
as any body else. If you obtain it, very well; but
if not, don't betray your unworthiness by com
plaining that you have served the party so long for
nothing. If you do that, you fullyjustify the judge
ment that consigned you to continued abstinence
from public service."
Louis Philippe, the late King of France,
died in England on the 126th ult.
A FALSE MARGE NAILED.
The Nomination for Sheriff.
The Globe and the Locofoeo managers have been
industriously circulating the charge that Wx. B.
Zennea, the Whig candidate for Sheriff, obtained
his . nomination unfairly. We felt so perfectly eat
toted of the falsity of the charge, that up to this
tithe we have given it but little attention. But we
have been informed that even some Whig,s have
been in a measure impressed with the truth of the
charge. and that they were anxious to see it refit
• ted. To nll such we commend the following card,
signed by SIRE OF TIM DELEGATES to the late
Whig Convention, all of whom supported the no
mination of SAMUEL R. STEVENS, in preference to
Mi. ZEIGLER. They were present during all the
halloting,s—seen everything that was done—are
intelligent, high-minded men, whose veracity will
not be called in question—and although their first
choice was another, they declare that WILLIAM
B. ZEIGLER obtained his nomination ruyik.ion-
ABLY AND FAIRLY: This we consider
clincher on this subject. It scatters the charge of
unfairness to the winds, and should dumb-found
the fidsitlers who first gave it currency. We knew
the charge was not true. Mr. Zetomiti received
his nomination without any aid from us; bat we
frequently remarked that we were pleased with the
manner in which he asked for the nomination.—
soliciting Whigs to support his nomination, he',
invariably said he wished them to consider first the
interests of the Whig party, and then, if they could
support him, he would he much pleased. This
was the !mintage of a Whig. Every true Whig
will consider the interests of his party as paramount
to his own promotion. We appeal to our Whig
friends in every section of the county which Mr.
ZEIGLER visited, previous to the nomination, if
the above was not the language he used. But to
the card of the Delegates. Read it, all you who
have any doubts in relation to the fairness of the
nomination of the Whig candidate for Sheriff.—
And if, after doing so, any Whig can vote against
Mr. ZEIGLER, on the ground that his nomination
was unfairly procured, such an one is more in
credulous thou we now believe any Whig in Ihm
tingdon county to be.
The undersigned, Delegates to the Whig Coun
ty Convention which assembled in Huntingdon in
August last, have learned that reports ore in cir
culation, charging the friends of Woe. B. ZEIGLER
with having resorted to unthir means to procure
his nomination for the office of Await: The un
dersif.nied were the friends of SAM, R. STEVENS,
and did all in their power to secure his nomination;
but failing in that, they feel bound to say that they
observed no unfairness whatever, on the part of Wm.
B. 2,1 . 91er, or any of his fr iends. On the contrary,
we believe Mr. ZEIGLER obtained his nomination
HONORABLY AND FAIRLY, and is therefore
deserving the united support of the Whig pony.
JOHN K. M'CAHAN, Birmingham Bor.
P. H. BURKET, arrwraniark •
JOHN W. MATTE IN .
H. HAMILTON, , rankhn.
GEO. W. WWILLIAMS, Morris.
JAMES M'ELROY, Porter.
JOHN F. MILLER, .
. :MOS. FISHER, S ifuntin g d " . •
The Locofocos and the Sheriffalty.
A certain clique of Locofocos in this Borough
have been in great tribulation for sometime, in re
gard to the Sheritfalty. Without consulting their
party generally, they made a trade with John
Whittaker to this effect: Whittaker to do all inhia
power for Parker for Congress, and they to use
their influence to secure him the Locofoco vote fbr
Sheriff. In the meantime, however, several Loco
Focus announced themselves as volunteer candi
dates, and for a time everything seemed to be in
confusion. Whittaker became alarmed, and told
his Locofoeo friends that something must bo done.
Accordingly, the managers summoned all their
candidates to meet in this Borough ou Saturday
last, with the exception ofdoms Wray, who will
not submit, it seems, to the dictation of the Hun
tingdon clique. Messrs. Madden, Miller and Tem
pleton promptly responded to their 611110110715, and
were all in attendance. After consultation, it was
agreed that all should submit their fate to a self-con- -
stituted Committee of five Locofocos of Hunting
don ! This was just what the Huntingdon clique
wanted. It gave them a fine opportunity to carry
out their bargain with Whittaker. Well, the Com
mittee met, and nt once decided that Madden, Mil
ler and Templeton should retire from the field.—
And to make these gentlemen believe that every
thing was Mir, and that they intended to go for a
candidate of their own party, they reported in fa
vor of TiOriEltr SPEER, Esq., of Cassvflle, being
the Locofoco , candidate. Thus mutters stood on
Saturday evening. Bat presto change ! No soon
er had Madden, Miller and Templeton declined
and left town, than the managers re-considered
what they had done and invited Speer to decline, so
that Whittaker might have the field to himself, in
opposition to Zeigler. This Mr. Speer agreed to,
and thus matters stand at the present writing
(Monday morning, Sept. 10, 1850). What the
next move of the Committee on candidates will be
we cannot foretell.
Now we ask the Whigs and honest Democrats
of this county, what they think of all this trickery
and management! Will any Whig be deceived
by it? Is there a Whig in the county who would
not vastly prefer the election of an honorable Loco
Foco, to that of a man who is willing to sell him
self to his political opponents for the mere chance
of receiving a paltry office? We have no hesita
tion in declaring that such is our feelings. We
would vote for any honorable Locolbeo, who sup
ports his party from principle, in preference to such
political renegades and traitors as John Whit
taker, Squire Africa, or Charley Kinkead. The
two latter tried to get Whig nominations, and if
they had succeeded, would have been strong for
the whole Whig ticket, anti boisterous on the sub
ject of sustaining regular nominations. But as
they failed—as the Whigs refused to nominate
them—they now run to the Locolocos for sympa
thy, and ask them for their votes, notwithstanding
they PLEDGED TUEIR DONOR, when they were be
' fore the Whig Convention, to abide its decision.
And what says Joan WRAY to all this? Will
he, without being consulted, allow a few managers
in Huntingdon to back him off the course, and un
ceremoniously transfer him, and his Democratic
friends of the upper entl, to a political renegade
and trickster like John Whittaker? We ore mis
taken in his spirit if he does. And we are mista
ken in the spirit of the intelligent Democrats of
Berme, Jackson and West, if they do not indig
nantly trample this whole arrangement tinder their
feet, and refuse to give it their support.
Lot, however, the Locofocos pursue what course
they may, we Call upon the Whigs to stand Arm.
Vote the WHOLE WHIG TICKET, and by its
triumphant election, show the Locofoco managers
in Hnntingdon that no trick or gams of theirs can
seduce you from your inteety to Watts PRINCI
PLES and Wino OROANISATION.
the Renegade Volusatem
It will be seen by their cards that Charles E.
Kinkead, of Blair county, and David Haekerdarn,
of this county, have announced themselves as vol
unteer candidates for the Assembly, and also that
Squire Ali-lea of this borough, has been "pressed BY
my friends," to volunteer for County Commission
er. We shall only trouble our readers with a word
or two in relation to each of these patriotic gentle-
Charles E. Kinkead was ft candidate for nomin
ation in the Blair County l Abig Convention and
was delbated. This Chairdid not like. For
some reason, be was very anxious to return to
Hanisburg, and his love ibr office being stronger
thatilis principles, he at once proposed to sell out
to the Locofocos for anothet chance of getting to
the Legislaturee. The bargain was soon arranged.
The Locofocos agreed to salmon Charly, he giv
ing them a WRITTEN PLEDGE to Tote, if elected,
for a LOCOFOCO UNITED STATES SENA
TOR. We dare Mr. Charles E. Kinkead to pub
licly deny that lie has made this arrangement with
the Locofoca party. Of course, Molly will not
get a Whig vote in either Huntingdon or Blair,
and will be most ingloriously defeated, as all such
traitors, who are willing to sell their principles for
office, should he.
David Hackedorn of this comity, was a candi
date for Sheriff in the late Whig Convention, bat
received no support beyond his own township.—
He pledged himself, through his delegates, to sup
port the nominees of the Convention. And
who has now induced him to offer his name in op
position to the regular ticket, in violation of his
pledge, we cannot tell. Mr. Ilackedorn is a res
pectable Man, ansi ha. heretofore been considered
a good Whig. To Mr. Smith, the nominee for
the Legislature in this county, there has been no
objection in any qumter. Ile is an intelligent far
mer and a true Whig. In opposition to him, Mr.
Hackedorn stands no chance whatever of suc
cess. And we tell him as a friend, (for we have
always considered him our friend) that those
who have induced him to he a candidate havedone
so to subserve their own selfish purposes, knowing ,
at the same time that he stands no chance of an
election. Indeed, we are not sure that Mr. Hack-
Morn has authorized his name to be announced.
The card was handed to us and paid fur by Daniel
Africa, Esq., of this borough. We consider it ex
tremely doubtful wh6ther Mr. Ilaekedom ever au
thorized any such use of his name.
Now, a word for that political weather-cock,
Squire .Africa. During his life, the Squire has
been a member of all political parties--changing
from one to the other at least two or three times.
In this way ho has managed to keep himself in
some little office nearly all the time. Several
I years ago, while he still thought the Democrats
the strongest, he got them to run him for County
Commissioner, but Col. STEVER, a gallant Whig
of Cam tomiship, laid him out cold, notwithstand
ing the democrats carried nearly all the ballance
of their ticket. The Squire then joined the Whigs,
hut went back to the Locofocos again in ISA and
supported Porter for Governor. On one occasion
during that memorable campaign, we are inform
ed that the Squire talked about "walking in blood
to his knees," to sustain Porter's cause, but the
Whigs remembering his attack on the British at
Black Rock, did not feel much alarmed at his
blustering. In short, he has been a Whig and
Locofoco alternately, to suit circumstances, and
for the last few years has been a standing candi
date for nomination in every Whig Convention
which has assembled. In March last he announ
ced himself for Justice of the Peace, and told the
Whigs if They would support him he would be sat
isfied ; that the office would just suit him, and if
he got it, he would ask nothing more from the
party. Well, the Whigs voted for him and he
was elected. Did he keep his promise to them'?
No. In the Comity Convention of August last,
he was a candidate fur lwo offices—County Sur
veyor and County Commissioner: He was an
nounced in the paper for the former and solicited
one of the delegates from this borough to support
him for the latter. He was not nominated for
either, and now we bare him out as a candidate
against the regular nominee. Notwithstanding he
is rich and a "heavy tax-payer," (an indispensable
qualification in Isis opinion, tbr a candidate for of
lice) we predict he will find out after the second
Tuesday of October that the People think the of
fice he now holds just suits him, and they will not
give him another for the present.
Such is a brief review of the volunteers an
nounced this week, who have heretofore professed
to be Whigs. We leave them to their fate—a
most inglorious defeat.
Thos. C. M'llowELL, the Locofoco candidate,
fur State Senate, in this district,holds at this time 1
the office of State Librarian, at Harrisburg. Verily,
Mr. M'Dowell's thirst for office is equal to that of
—(let us see who)—oh, yes, Squire Africa! We
"guess he won't get in" fur Senator, even if he
should get a Guerrilla Whig to help him.
The voters of this county should not forget that
they will be called on at the coming election to
decide foray against the erection of a County Poor
House. We will print tickets either for or against,
if ordered and paid for. Not otherwise.
tlet Yourself Assessed.
The election takes place on Tuesday the Bth of
October. Persons who do not get assessed ten
days before the election, and have not paid their
taxes within two years, cannot vote. GET AM*.
air Hon. Gno. W. CRAWFORD has been oar
ed the compliment of a public dinner by his friends
at Augusta, Georgia. He accepted it, and the fes
tivity took place on the lath instant.
4 - Thirty-two 'sheep were recently killed by
lightning, iu Pine township, Allegheny county.—
They were under a cheenut tree at the time, which
was etnick, and only two of the flock escaped.
Our Candidate for Congress.
The nomination of Dr. Joux McCuttocu, of
thin county, for Congress, is most cordially res
ponded to in the other counties of the district.—
A FULL WIIIG VOTE is all that it wanting to se
,cure his triumphant election. In announcing the
nomination, the Hollidaysburg Register, says:
ao Dn. M'CuLtocit, we arc pleased to say, is a
man of great personal popularity amongst his ac
quaintances, and old Mother Huntingdon promises
to do the clever thing for her worthy son. He is
a Physician of much reputation—a scholar--a man
of strong, discriminating mind—of plain,practical,
common senso—unpretending in his address and
hoaxing; kind and sociable in his disposition, with
a heart as ham.° and benevolent as beats in the
bosom of any man in the district; and besides is
one of the most gallant,generous, spirited, whole
smiled Whigs alive; such an one as the Party can
rally for with cordiality and zeal. The friends of
Protection to American industry can therefore go
into the contest against IV, British Tariff Parker
with every assurance of stiecess. They have a
candidate worthy of their snpintrt and capable of
representing their interests with judgment and
ability, and whom they can elect if they will."
The Juniata Register says
" With Dr. WCtir.t.oen must of our readers
are familiar either personally or by reputation.—
He is capable without pretension; a man of busi
ness by nature mid the habits of a lifetime; ani
mated by an anxious desire to win golden opinions
by deserving them. Though not surpassingly
brilliant, lie is nevertheless a man of very superior
intellect—of clear, discriminating judgment; and
what is better than ail, a character for honesty and
integrity actually above even suspicion.
In politics he is thoroughly, radically Whig—
adhering with firmness to our time-honored prin
ciples. Though cradled in good old-fashioned
Democracy, when it required a Protective Tariff
man to make a Democrat, lie, still cherishing his
early principles, is of necessity the antagonist of
the so called Democracy of the present age ; and
against that he has wared during a lifetime with
a zeal and perseverance that must commend him
to the favor of the Whigs of the district. When
we say that he is popular, we but im; erfeetly ex
press theassurances that come from his immediate
friends at home, relative to the vote he will run.—
Being entirely unexceptionable, morally, political
ly, and in point of qualifications, he is just the man
to rally the Whigs of the I7th district, and lead
them to a decisive victory."
The Blair County Whig says:
"The proceedings of the Whig Congressional
' Conference will be found in our columns to-day.
1)r. JOHN IIIeCULLOCII, of Huntingdon coun
ty, it will be seen, received the nomination on the
first ballot. The Whig party, in his selection, hare
a candidate worthy of their support, and we feel
well convinced, that he will be triumphantly elec
ted. He is a Whig from principle, having imbi
bed its doctrines in intitncy ' and always sustained
them with energy and faithfulness. He is known
throughout the district, as a man possessing the
most unblemished moral character, sound judg
ment, and stands in the estimation of his neigh
bors, in point of popularity, with scarce an equal."
In addition to the above responses of the Press,
we have received numerous letters from various
parts of the district, all assuring us that the nom
ination of Dr. McCeu.ocii is highly satisfactory,
and that he will run a large vote. We hope the
Whigs in this county will lose no time in making
arrangements to give him a vote commensurate
with the anticipations of the Whigs elsewhere.
The Whig Star that never Seal
The unconquerable Whigs of 'Vermont have
again achieved a glorious triumph. The Hon.
Charles K. Williams, the Whig candidate for Gov
ernor, is elected by a majority over all others of
from 1200 to 2000 ! The Senate is largely Whig
as it has been for several years past. To the'
House 155 towns have chosen 85 Whigs to 60 of
all sorts of opponents. Messrs. James Meacham
and William Hebard, Whigs, are re-elected to
Congress. In the first district two W bi gs run
dividing the vote and there is no choice. In the
fourth, Bartlett, the Free Soil candidate is elected.
All honor to the Whig star that seven sets?
MAINE ELECTION.—As far as heard from two
Whigs and four Locus have been elected to Con
gress in Maine. The State semis seven members
—and the seventh district is in doubt, though the
Whig candidate is running ahead of his ticket,
and, it is thought, will be elected. In the present
Congress there are two Whigs to five Locos.
The Loco candidate for Governor will most pro
bably be elected.
The fugitive slave bill, which passed the Senate
some time since, passed the House of Representa
tives a few days agq by a vote of yeas 109 nays
75. 'We published an abstract of the provisions
of Ibis bill two weeks agcr.
The President has signed the Texas Boundary,
Cali and Utah Bills.
Bo Houses has passed a resolution to adjourn
on the 30th inst. An effort will be made before
adjourning to get a slight modification of the pre
SECRETARY or TOE INTERIOR.-11011. A. H.
11. STUART, of Virginia, has been appointed Sec
retary of the Interior by President Fillmore, and
has accepted the appointment. The Daily News
says that Mr. Stuart was formerly a representative
in Congress from Virginia, and during the period
of his services in that body made several very able
speeches in favor of the Protective Policy. He is
au able man and a true and unswerving Whig.—
A better selection could not well have been made.
Clarks Ferry Bridge Burned.
The splendid Bridge over the Susquehanna, at
Clark's Ferry, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday
night, the 10th inst., supposed to bo the work of
an incendiary. This is a heavy loss to the State.
The navigation of the main line of the canal will
be slightly interrupted, but not seriously, as ar
rangements will be immediately made to tow boats
over the dam by steam.
M'CLu nz, of the Juniata Sentinel, recom
mends the Whigs of Mifflintown to attend a Loco
Foco meeting there, and hoar Mr. PARKER make
a speech. Ho says he'll agree to pay a premium
a head for all Whigs who vote for him after hear
ing him speak, unless ho has modified his style
since his drubbing In 1848.
Interesting from Texas.
WASHINGTON, September 12, 8 o'clock.—The
Secretary of State has just received a telegraphic
despatch from the Collector at New Orleans.—
The Legislature of Texas has refused to raise
troops against the United States, and referred the
Texas Boundary to the people, the Legislature
having no Coustitutionatright to act on it. This
is looked upon as a virtual acceptance, of the terms
and a settlement of the vexed questiori.
Of the Whig State Central Commit
tee, tO the Freemen of Penn
FELLOW CITIZENS The Election is approach
ing, and we all have an important duty to perform.
To discharge that duty fully, faithfully, and sac
, cessfully, should he 'made a high object with eve
'ry 'good citizen. The offices of Canal Commis
. sioner, Auditor General, and Surveyor General,
the last two recently made elective, are all depend- ,
eat on the popular voice. The control of the pub
lic works, the regulation of the land office, and the
supervision of the finances of the State, aro mg- ,
tens of grave concern to the people.
It becomes their interest as well ns their citify to
elect honest and intelligent men. The policy of
dividing the canal board in its political character,
so that the interests of all may he fairly represent
ed and honestly guarded, must be obvious to every
reflecting tax-paying citizen. The propriety Mir
of surrurmahog the head of the State Administra
tion with able advisers of the same political senti
ment, must be equally apparent. The Whig Con
vention which assembled at Philadelphia in Jnne
Last, placed in nomination (or these dikes, gentle
men of the highest character for ability and integ. ,
rite. We knew them to be eminently' wortloy
men. We believe their election would Lc honor.'
abler to our party, and of service to the State
therefore we sincerely reconnuend them to your'
The elet; - (ion of Members of the Legislature pos.'
tosses unusual. interest, from the titer that at their'
next session they ate to apportion the State Ibr the'
Congressional' representation, and to elect a rill ,
ted States Senator re, solrve for a period of six
years, from the fourth of Marche next. The expe
rience of last winter has taught us that in order let
secure a fair and honest Apportionment Bill, it is
necessary to have a Whig majority in the Legis
lature. The importance' of haling another voice
in the Senate, to speak for the' interests of Penn
sylvania, cannot he oecrrated. It is important
also to uphold and sustain out State Executive, in
the line of policy he has adopted, a policy which
is largely increasing the revenues Of the State,
providing for the reduction of the public debt, and
making productive oar unfinished improvements.
A wise system of measures, which is rapidly re
deeming the Commonwealdt from the low cotti
lion in which the commtion and misrule of fonner
adminiStrations had plunged her.
The election of Members of Congress is also ,r
the utmost consequence. The interests of our
State depend on the election of good men. The
great body of the people of Pennsylvania demand
a chanqe of the Tariff. They ore told that it is
inexpedient. For four years they have been strug
gling against legislation which closes their coat
mines and their workshops—which prefers the for
eign capitalist in their own market—giving bread
to foreign labor a hick is. required for the support
of their men. The tires of our 200 Iron works
hare gone out, the hands of 20,000 laborers are idle.
Every branch of industry, Agrieuhural, Mining,
Mechanical, and Manufacturing, is suffering. A
change in required, such a change as will better
develope the resources of the State, and more pro
fitably employ the labor °Nair people. We wane
men who are orthodox on this subject. Men, too,
of firmness, of courage, and of high intelligence,
on whose wistlentonoderation,and patriotism we dart
rely in periods of danger and difficulty. Men re
garding the interests of their constituents, and at
the same time looking to the integrity, harmony,
and stability of the Union.
Our opponents are already in the field. They
have published their manifesto, proclaiming their
virtues, and our infirmities, in the true spirit of the
pharisee. They talk of Galphins, of frauds and of
speculations with which they are most fitmiliar,
abusing with good set phrase and rounded pencil
every department of the National Administration.
The highest standard of democratic merit is avow
ed to be an observance of the usayes, an attendance'
upon the COLIC.es and a stern adherence to nun
hmtions by the majority. This constitutes the
ceremonial of their political worship, never to be
abandoned, no matter what pledges have been vi
olated, or what public interests are to he sacrificed.
We contend fur the entire freedom of opinion
and action. Opinion should be free as air, and as
intelligent as education can make it. Men arc not
born blind, or with collars on their necks.
We want good order, just laws and the honest
administration of !mishits.,
Our opponents talk of honest agents and low
salaries, while their candidates vote for increased
pay and higher emoluments. Who have had con-
trol of the public works for the last 12 years?—
Who have audited the public accounts,
law and propriety? Who have used the public
works for personal and party purposes? What
Caned Commissioners have gambled for votes with
the people's money, rewarding political emissaries,
or in openly corrupting the ballot box? The WU-.
litimsport Convention made startling disclosures.
We stand in the full light of Democratic revela
tion. On their own oaths—themselves being judg
es—they arc condemned.
While we have profound reason to mourn the
loss of our ffistingnished chief, the President of the
United States, summoned hence at an alarming
!crisis in our national 'Whirs, we are yet permitted
to rejoice that his mantle of office has fallen on the
shoulders of one so able and so worthy to wear it.
Never in the history of the country have oar for
eign relations been more ably, more successfully,
or snore gloriously maintain.' than during this
'tulministration, and never in the history of our
State have the interests of the Commonwealth
been more carefully guarded or her honor more
Let ten then rally around and support them—let
us maintain the principles we profess. To this
end, and with these objects before us, if we would
succeed, we matt go to work. We must organise
thoroughly, efficiently, and immediately, in every
district, county, ward, and township. Individual
preferences must give way to the general pod—
personal differences, heart-buntings, and discon
tents he forgotten, ual our strifes (if we have anr)
be who shall labor the hardest and acumnplish the
most for the success of the party, and the good of
the country. Let us especially encourage our lo
cal press—establish it wherever it can be done, and
sustain it when established. It is the great moral
lever which moves the world. The widest dis
semination of correct principles, and the highest,
inculcation of sound political doctrine, should be
encouraged in every possible way. The success
of the Whig party is based on the intelligence of
The past is full of encouragement, and the fu
ture is full of hope. Let the muse spirit which
moved us in 1840 and 1848 move us now, and we
shall triumph. Let our faith be a living thith, and
victory is certain.
HENRY M. FULLER, Chairman.
EDWIN FORREST, the tragedian, was arrested
by Sheriff Candey, at the Astor House, N. York r
on Wednesday, on the complaint of Catharine
Forrest, his with, and held to bail in the sum a
$lO,OOO to keep the peace so fur as Mrs. F. is con
cerned, she being fearful of an assault from kiln.
An injunction has also been granted to restrain
Mr. Forrest from convoying away his property to
the injury of the right which Mrs. F. has therein-
Mrs. Forrest has also, within a few days, com
menced a suit in the courts of that State for di
vorce against Mr. Forrest, on the charge of adul
tery committed with several persons. This is an
other phase of this unhappy controversy.
SAD ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday of last week,
Mr. JOHN HAMILTON, of Pleasant Valley, whilst
engaged in threshing, was caught by the machine,
and had one of his legs broken in two places, and
his foot shockingly smashed. At last advices he
was getting along as well as could be expected.—
lir The population of Hollidaysburg is 2,41;
of Gaysport 592—Hollidaysburg & Gaysport 3,010