Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, September 24, 1850, Image 1

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Late in the fall of 1847, it was my good fortune
to spend several delightful hours in the gallery of
the "Art Union" in New York. Among the nut
ny exquisite pictures that graced its walls, was one
which particularly attracted my attention. Not
that I either comprehended or was much influen
ced by the learned and technical criticisms of the
connoisseurs at my elbow, but it was a New Eng
land scene, " The first news of the battle of Lex
ington," by hammy, and for its truth and spirit I
could well vouch.
It represented a New England landscape in the
capricious mouth of April, with all the shows of
awakening agricultural life and industry. A vil-
Inge smithy in the foreground, which I could id
most have identifies], under the projecting roof of
which stood the brawny-armed smith himself, with
compressed lips and knitted brows, fastening a
shoe to the reeking horse of a courier, (how much
more significant the old Saxon word bode,) who, •
still in the saddle, hurriedly told his tale of "fate
and fear" to the excited listeners that had already
reached the spot. All along the road were seen
hurrytng stalwart forms, with the implements of
toil still in their hands; in the fields, the plough
and oxen weve left midway in the furrow, while
their master, without bristle or saddle, sprang up
on the smut farm horse, and with Isis strong hand
twisted in his shaggy mane, the gears still trailing
arid, heels, and nose high its the air guided hits,
at ass undreamed-of pace, across the fields, and
over fences, towaril the scene of excitement.
I knew many in my native village that might
have stood as the originals of those men, aye, and
not a few horses that might upon occasion have
taken that very look and gait. Bat more than
this, as I gazed upon that picture, the shadowy
forms or_ the white-haired fathers at. our village,
seemed to take the place of the gaily-dressed peo
ple at my side, nail stand leaning, as was their
want, over their stout oaken sticks, as they told
over again their'' tales of the times of old." One
of these, which that picture vividly recalled, and
which would not be an umneet subject for the ar
tist's pencil, I shall attempt to relate.
One Sabbath morning, during the gloomy sain
mer of Inn, when the hopes of the patriots scent
ed likely to go down in darkness and blood, and
even the Cod-sustained heal/ of Washington grew
troubled, and almost sank within him, the people
of our village came up to the house of Cod with
sad vomit :lances and heavy hearts. News travel
led slowly then, nd they were chiefly then indebt
ed to such wounded soldiers as passed through the
village, on their way to their homes, for their in
formation of the movements of the army. They
knew that washin g ton still held Ness York, and
the last poor wounded fellow that had reached
home hail told a fearful tale of the state of our own
diminished army, and the horde of troops under
the Howes, that were gathering around it like lo
It was a beautiful mid-summer morning. A
light thunder shower, during the latter part of the
preceding night, had laid the dug ned given cool
ness to tho.air. The rain drops still hung tremb
ling front leaf and spray, and came dropping down
in showers, as the footsteps of pedestrians or the
heavy tramp of horses, bearing in most instances
the double burden of man and matron, with per
chance a rosy child or iwo startled front their
quivering perches the silver-titivated birds.
The grain was already harvested, but many
fields of grass were still standing, brown and sun
burnt; and it was very evident that many of the
crops suffered front lack of proper cultivation, for
ninny of the most expert wielders of the hoe and
scythe had already exchanged them for the musk
et and sword. Still, hero and there a piece of In
dian corn, stood up thriftily, through the broad
Paves of which the faint west wind rustled with a
low murmurous sound, like the dropping of sum
mer rain. In the southwest, just above the top of
Totoket, appeared the white caps of two or three
of those singular clouds, known among the coun
try people as "thunderheads." But the people, as
they pursued their way along the green lanes and
over the forest-crowned hills, had other thoughts
than of the beauty of the landscape. Their hearts
were with their outliers and friends ; their thoughts
turned towards Him who is both able to build up
and cast down, before whose altar they were ac
customed to east all their cares and troubles.
As with slow and reverent steps they filed into
the meeting-house and took their seats in the
square pews, it was easily seen that the greater
portion of the male part of the congregation con
sisted of men advanced in years, and boys in their
teens. The morning service passed as usual, and,
after a short intermission, the people again gath
ered to their places, and the earnest prayer was
ofthred, and a sermon, suited to the ezigencies of
the times and the wants of the audience, was com
menced. Suddenly, the congregation were start
led by the heavy tramp of a horse, which rapidly
approached mid halted by the meeting-house door.
In a moment the rider had thrown himself front
the saddle, and Stood, within the dour. Handing
a note to the aged deacon, who was hurrying down
the aisle to ask the cause of this untoward inter
ruption, with nn audibly whispered injunction to
act with speed, he as hastily mounted, and kept
on his way. The deacon east one glance at the
superscription of the paper, then Marched rever
ently up the pulpit stairs, and placed it in the hand
of the minister, with the same whispered injunc ,
dem Deliberately the old man . finished his ser
mon and prayer, then glancing his eye over the
paper, he laid its contents before the people. It
was a pressing requisition. fmm Washington for
more troops. lie was - daily expecting an. attack
from the combined forces of the enemy, and each
town and village was culled upon to furnish what
aid it could. After u few apt and eloquent re
marks on the critical situation of the beloved
chieftain, the worthy man continued—" Let tie not
be too touch cast down, my brethren. Our cause
is that of truth and justice and righteousness; and,
strong in these, we shall yet assuredly triumph.—
This business is urgent; and, I trust, it will not ho
deemed derogatory to our. Christian character, nor
an infringement upon the holy Sabbath, if we take
such measures as seem nmst pressing to-day.—
Therefore, all who are willing to take their lives
in their hands, and stand by the side of their Com
mander-in-chief, in this hour of trial, will, after
the chum of these services, please range them
in single file, upon the village common."
Then, with hands clasped, and raised towards
Heaven, he took up the sublime invocation of Da
"Keep not thou silence, 0 God! hold not thy
peace, and be not still.
"For, 10, mine enemies make a tumult, they
that hate thee have lifted up the head.
"They have taken crafty counsel against thy
people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.—
They have said, Come, let us cut them oft' from
being a nation, that the name of Israel may be,no
more in remembrance.
"Let them be confounded and troubled forever;
yea, let them be put to shame and perish.
"That men may know that thou, whose name
alone is Jehovah, art Most high over all the
There was silence for the space of sonic mo
ments, and then to the strains of old "Mem.," full,
clear, and distinct, from all parts of the house rose
the words of the following hymn :
"Attend, ye armies to the fight,
And he our guardian God,
In vain shall numerous toes unite,
Against thine uplifted roil.
"Our troops, beneath thy guiding hand,
hall gain a great renown;
'Ti.. (And that makes the feeble stand,
And treads the mighty - down."
The deep silence that fulhiwed the benediction
was broken by the low muttering of distant thun
der, for the white capped thunder clouds of the
morning were climbing with giant strides up the
western sky. Contrary to their usual custom, the
people waited in silence, until their pastor bad de
scended from the pulpit, and passed down the
aisle ; then the aged deacons moved forward, fol
lowed by the congregation in clue order. As they
issued from the wide-door way, the whole nude
portion, as if moved by one impulse, took their
way to the village common, Thoughtfully and
silently, to the roll call of the booming thunder,
they took their places, shoulder to shoulder, and
the old minister saw before him the available
strength of the village—each tnan capable of bear
ing a musket, from the gray haired veteran to the
boy of sixteen. Grouped around him, was a small
band, to whom age and debility had left no avail
able weapons, save &Mt and prayer. One other
group must not be forgotten; the mothers, wives,
sisters, daughters, of those men upon the common,
who remained clustered around the meeting-house
door, watching with breathless interest the move
ments of their friends. Love, pride, anxiety, hope,
and bath, lit up their excited features, but I trost
there was little cowardice there.
The obi minister's heart glowed within him at
the sight of the resolute, determined-looking faces
before hint, as they proceeded to a choice of offi
cers. The subordinate offices could readily be
tilled, but who should lead them to thee danger and
death; who should he their captain?
Who so worthy to do this as he who had stood
by them in tall times of trial and sorrow? he who
had already aided them to tight the good fight of
faith, their spiritual teacher and friend, whose
moral and physical courage were unbounded—and,
with ono accord, they named the Her. Samuel
The old men was much moved by this unexpec
ted proof of their esteem and confidence. It was
the highest honor in their gift, stud he fully appre
ciated the compliment and the responsibility. Ile
had too much of the out Puritan spirit in hint to
decline; his heart was in the cause, and in a few
apt, hut broken words, he signifies! Isis willingness
to stand by theta in life and in -.death. Then,
beckoning the fenutles to advance, Ito bowed his
head, and, like a true Cromwellian, called down
the blessing of Heaven on them and their cause,
This was the first company raised in our village ;
such was the spirit with which our fathers respond
ed to the requisition of Washington; and, in jus
tification of the wisdom of their choice, let us add,
"Like a soldier of the Lord,
With his Bible and his sword,"
the old pastor led them safely through manitiilil
clangers, until they joined the main army in Note
Oar Youthtail Days.
Youth never comes but once ! Ilence we should
in our youthful, days improve our time. The sun
rises in the Ittlit, and rolls on its upward course
until noontide, when it gradttally descends and
hides itself in the West. So with you. It rises
in the morning, and keeps rising until noon time
of life when old age, with nil her infirmities, come
upon us. The youth should nut underrate their
days, for the day is coming when all this world's
riches would be given for the return of ono hour
misimprovsol. Boys, do not misspend your tune,
but improve every:filament as it flies, stud you will
reap your reward hereafter. • .
stir " I spend as much in that house as any
nuni," said a loafer, addressim; a crowd who wit
nessed his ejectmeut from a Chwinnati
House, recently. "As much what I" inquired a
malicious scamp in the crowd, • "As much of me
time, sir," was the triumphant reply.
MY HEARERS: I know very well what will pro
cure you bliss by the hogshead; it is that wretch
ed filthy stuff, called money. This it is that keeps
your souls in a flutter, and sets you jumping like
a lot of chained monkeys at the sight of a string
of fish. You think if you only possessed a certain
heap ahem, you walldd be off iu lavender—snake
Mouths at care—say how are you to sorrow—laugh
at time, and feel happy as an oyster in June. 0,
yes ! if you only had enough of the trash, I would
admit you might feel satisfied; and of course con
tented; but in such cases more requires more (ac
cording to Dayboll and nun,) the last More re
quired most, and wants more yet; and so on, to
the end of the everlasting. There is no such thing
as the end of woAdly riches. As well might the
sow be supposed to get enough of wallowing in the
mire, as for a mortal to be satisfied with the roll
ing in the carrion of wealth. So false are your
ideas of the means to obtain happiness that - you
would if you could, coax angels from the skies to•
rob them of the jewels its their diadems. I haven't
the least doubt of it.
My dear friends—l will tell you how to enjoy
as much bliss as heaven can afford to humans.—
Be contented with what you have, no matter how
poor it is, until you kayo an opportunity to get
something better. Be thankful fur every crumb
that falls front the table of Providence, and live in
constant expectation of having the luck to pitch
upon a whole loaf. Have putience to put up with
Present troubles, and console yourselves with the
idea that your situations are paradises compared
with some others. When you have enough to cat
to satisfy hanger—enough to drink to quench
thirst—enough to wear to keep you decent and
comfortable, just enough of what is vulgarly called
"tin" to procure you a few luxuries, when you
owe no one, and no one owes you, not even a
grudge—then if you are not happy, all the gold in
the universe never can make you so. A man much
wiser than I, once said, give me neither poverty
nor riches, and I look upon him as one of the
greatest philosophers the world ever produced.—
All he wanted was a contented mind; sufficient
bread and cheese and a clean shirt. Take pattern
after hint, 0 ye discontented mortals who vainly
imagine that bliss alone is to be found iu the pal
aces of wealth tied opulence.
My bearers—lf you consider all creation too
poor to afford you a single penny worth of true
blessedness, you must pray to be reconciled to its
poverty. Grease your prayers with faith, and scud
them lip in earnestness, hot from the soul's oven.
This manuditeturing cold petitions with the lips,
while the heart continually cries gammon, is of no
more use than of talking Choctaw or Chinese.—
Heaven understautts no gibberish ; it knows only
the pure, simple language of the spirit—the soul's
vernacular. So when you pray, do it in as simple
a manner as possible, but with red hot earnest
ness, and your souls will find rest wherever you
,ire—whether nibbling at a crust in Poverty Hol
low, or half-starvhig in California while endeavor
ing to transmogrify a bag of gold dust into an In
dian pudding.—N. 1 Sunday
Sir. IValter Scott used to mint° the following
curious anecdote:
"My cousin Watts," said he, "was a midship
man same forty years ago in a ship at Portsmouth;
lie nod two other companions had gone on shore,
and hail overstaid their leave, spent all their luna
cy, and run up an immense bill at a tavern on the
Point. The ship made the signal for sailing; but
their landlady said—
" 'No, gentlemen, you shall not escape without
paying your reckoning ;" anti she accompanied her
words by appropriate actions and placed them un
der the tender keeping of a sufficient party of
" They felt that they were in a serape, and pe
titioned very hard to be released.
"No no," said Mrs. Quickly, "I must be satis
fied some way or Vother; you must be well aware,
gentlemen, that you will he totally ruined if you
don't get on board in time."
" They made long faces and confessed that it
was hue.
" 'Well," said she "I'll give you one chance.—
I am so circumstanced here that I cannot carry on
business us a single woman, and I must contrive
somehow to have a husband—or, at all events, I
must be able to produce a marriage certificate; and
therefore, the only terms on which you shall all
three have leave to go on board to-morrow, is,
that one of you consent to marry the. I don't care
ti snap which it is; but by all that is good, one of
you'll have to, or else all three go to jail, and your
ship sails without you!"
"The virago Witt not to be pacified, and the
poor youths, left to themselves, agreed to draw
lota, and it happened to fall on my cousin. No
time was lost; and off they marched to church, and
my poor relative was forthwith spliced. The
bride, on returning, gave them a good substantial
dinner, and several bottles of wine apiece, and
having troubled them iutu a wherry, seat them oft:
Ilse ship sailed, and the young men religiously
adhered to the oath of sceresy they had made pre
liens to drawing lilts. •
"The bride, I should have said, merely wanted
to be married, atmd was the first to propose an e
ternal' separation.
Some' months after,' at Jamaica, a file of pa
pers reached the midshipmen's berth, and Watty,
who was observed to be looking over them care
lessly, and rending an account Of a robbery and
murder at Portsmouth; suddenly *aped up in his
restacy, tbrgot his obligation of secresy, and cried
" glyik Maytm, my is hanged:'"
Knowledge is the parent. of dominion,
The following beautiful and touching story was
related by Dr. Selmelby, of Maryland, at a meet
ing held in New York, to hear the experience of
twenty reformed drunkards:
"A drunkard who had run through with his
property, returned home one night to his unflir
nished house. He entered his empty hall—anguish
was gnawing his heart strings, mid language is in
adequate to express his agony as he entered his
wife's apartment, and there beheld his lovely wife
and darling child. Morose and sullen, he seated
himself without a word; he could not look upon
them. The mother said to the angel by her side,
"come, my child, it is time to go to bed," and the
little babe, as was her wont, knelt on her mother's
hip, and gazing wistfully into the thee of her suf
fering parent, like a piece of ehisselled statuary,
slowly repeated her nightly orison, and when she
had finished, (she was but four years of age,) said
to her mother,
"Dear Inn, may I not oftbr up one more pray
"Yes, yes, my sweet pet, pray."
And she Mad up her tiny hands, closed her
eyes, and prayed: " O God, spare, oh spare my
dear papa!"
That prayer was wafted up with electric rapid
ity to the throne of Cod. It was heard—it was
heard. The responsive 'Amen!' burst from the
father's lips, and his heart of stone became a heart
of flesh. With and child were both clasped to hi,
bosom, and in penitence he said, "My child you
have saved your father from the grave of a drunk
ard. I'll sign the pledge."
Duty of the Whigs of Pennsylvania.
Address of the Lancaster County Whig Committee,
to their brother Whig.; of Lancaster, and other
Counties of Pennsylvania.
FELLow-CrrizEtcs :—Our Republican govern
ment is founded upon popular opinion. To ascer
tain that opinion, the Constitution and haws have
provided annual elections. The freeman express
es his opinion; and the officer of his choice mould ,
that opinion into law. thence the strength and
locality of our institutions rest upon the expression
of popular will; and any neglect to give utterance
to it at the ballot box may weaken, perhaps destroy
them. All elections are important. The one now
at hand is especially so; and every citizen should
reflect upon the issues involved, and duly consider
the duty which he owes to his own best interests
and to his country, before ho ventures to neglect
the exercise of the elective franchise.
To exhort every citizen to that consideration of
his DUTY in the coining contest is our present
purpose. We wish to excite every honest mum to
proper fulfilment of his high trust. . lo seeking
Ibr motives of action, we shall endeavor briefly to
show the importance of this election, the groat in
terests and results at stake, and to demonstrate
that .t FULL TOTE SECURES A WIIR: T.R11,11.11.
Ist. Whig success secures to the National Ad
ministration (placed in power by Whig votes) the
moral force which a knowledge of the possession
of popular confidence inspires, and endorses and
sustains its measures; among which are embraced
the restoration of the government to the republi
can purity and simplicity of its better days; a just
and pacific system of intercourse with foreign
States; a sound domestic policy which shall pro
tect and support our Home Industry, improve our
rivers and harbors, circumscribe the limits of hu
man bondage, and invite into our cherished Union
the residents of the mighty West, with Constitu
tions unstained by the curse of Slavery.
ad. Whig success this fall expresses approbation
of the course and policy of the State Administra
tion. Thus far it has proved itself eminently I de
serving of our confidence and support. It has been
efficient, honest and economical; it has devised told
put in execution a plan for the payment of the
State Debt; it has preserved the rights of the citi
zen and saved inviolate the Constitution by a ju
dicious exercise of the veto power in the case of
the Apportionment Bill; it has re-modelled a
wretched militia system; it has, without additional
taxation or increase of debt, in making provisiiin
for the completion of the North Branch Canal,
rescued from abandonment a valuable part of the
public works in which millions of the peoples' mo
ney have been permitted to remain unproductive
and valueless; it has sustained the time honored
principles of our beloved Commonwealth by its
• opposition to the extension of slavery over soil
now free ; it has given its aid to every effort to
Protect the labor of our citizens from the oppres
sive influence of foreign competition, and has large
ly extended the benefit of education to the indus
trious poor. Moreover the State Government is
entitled to popular support iu view of the admira- •
hie administrative talents and virtues of Governor
WILLIAM F. JOHNSTON, whose official see
' vices have redounded to the honor and credit of
the State—given a fresh impulse to its prosperity,
and by a wise system of financial economy and
reform largely contributed to improve and render
more perfect and profitable our system of public
improvements, without an increase of debt or tux
There are many other acts of the National and
State Administrations which commend them to the
continued. confidence and regard of the people.—
But if the important measures already referred to
fail to convince the honest mind, it would be use
less to enumerate others.
3d. 'The next election decides the character ,&
a legislature upon \Amu will devolve among other
things the performance of the following duties:-
1. The election of a United States Senator.—
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C7t3A ° 1111
The choice of a Whig Senator this fall will give
Pennsylvania a force and power in the National
Councils which must command for her neglected
and oppressed iron and coal and industrial inter
ests attention and respect.
2. The apportionment of the State for members
of Congress. The past hits taught us how unscru
pulous are our opponents in this respect, and how
unwise it is to leave in hands already polluted a
trust which they have heretofore so basely abused.
3,1 The districting of the State fur the election
of Judges, should the proposed amendments of the
Constitution prevail. The selection of an honest
and intelligent judiciary—the surest and safest
guard of our lives, liberty and property—is too
momentous a question to be entrusted, in the u•-
rangement of districts, to that partizan dishonesty
which loss heretofore so recklessly attetnpted the
disfranchisement of a large portion of our citizens.
4. The proposed amenshatent to the Constitution
will be submitted to you at the next election. It
is a question of vital importance. No true Whig,
whether he opposes or favors the change, will ne
glect or refuse to vote at such a time,: Every good
citizen should vote in order that the decision,
when ascertained, he it for or against their adop
tion, shall be the judgment of the whole people.
5. Members of Congress are to be elected. By
negligence now Pennsylvania may lo,c the sinews
of her strength. For years a majority of her Con
grAmen have been instructed by the votes of her
people to stand firmly by a Protective Tariff, and
thus secure the means of employment to her wil
ling umi industrious sons. By low cunning and
bold ftlsehood our opponents have cheated and
veined our people, and a free trade tariff has si
lenced the busy. hum of our workshops. If Penn
sylvania lends her aid to this odious volley, her
prosperity and the hopes of her indmitrions and
enterprising citizens have fallen, it nosy be to rise
no more.
6. Au Auditor Cenral and Canal Commission
er are to he elected. For years a menlber of one
party has pabi out the money of the people to its
own partizans, and another member of the same
party has settled the aceounts. The common sense
of every careful man teaches how unwise it is to
allow, in the every day business of private life, the
same agent to pay out money, contract debts, and
settle, audit and adjust his own accounts. Pru
dence would suggest some check, or safeguard, in
Wilk as in private atibirs. Should the Whip
succeed in electing their candidates, the peoples'
interests will he watched and guarded in the Ca
nal Board, and the accounting officers will detect
the untitir results of party bias, should party favor
itism in the canal hoard perpetrate injustice. Each
party will guard the other, and thus the money of
the tan-payer will be saved, and the treasure of
the State be secured from favoritism and conse
quent waste.
For Auditor General the candidate of the Whig;
is HENRY W. SNYDER, of Union count•, than
whom a more pure, tonight and capable man can
not be found. A son of Simon Snyder, reared
under the teachings of that honest and faithfuland
patriotic Chief Magistrate of Pennsylvania, he has
all his father's integrity of purpose and pure dem
ocratic love of the peoples' rights and interests.— .
The plain republicanism of the father has taught
the son that extravagance and profligacy in affitirs
of State are as ruinous as in private life.
DUNGAN,•of Bucks county, is our
candidate for Canal Commissioner. Educated on
the flint' and bred to toil, he is a noble specimen
of a Pennsylvania Partner, and knows the wants
and feels the burdens of the tillers of the soil.—
Although unassuming, his worth, honesty awl in
telligence have secured the friendship and respect
of all who know him, and the fanners of his native
county have placed him in the honorable position
of Pr, , ident of the Agricultural Society of that
county as a mark of their esteem tor his virtues
and ability. His sound and unbia,d judgment—
his stern integrity and his more than ordinary en-
Paeity, especially tit hint for the important office to
which he has been nominated.
The nominee of the Whigs for Surveyor Gener
al is JOSEPH lIENDEESON, of Washington
county. To many of our citizens lie is well known.
For stiveral years in the Land Office, he nut only
fitted himself to ably fulfil the duties of this res
ponsible station, but his accommodating spirit and
purity of purpose as a public oflker—his superior
business capacity and untarnished integrity—were
made apparent and acknowledged. n better nun
could have been selected.
The results of a Whig victory arc many and
mportant, and should excite all to energy and ac
ion. With the election of a Whig Senator, Penn-
sylvania's Voice for the next five years is undivi
ded for PENNSYLVANIA POLICY in the National
Senate. In the halls of Congress
. Pennsylvania
would still be on the side of American industry.—.
Our State would for ten yours escape finut an un
just and oppressive apportionment. As n Whig
State, site would be recog,nized as worthy of re
ward for her fidelity to republican faith. And all
this \weld give strength and vigor to our State
Athninistration, and increased confidence turd new
hope to its labors and pleasures to remove the
hurthens from her citizens. Triumph now would
bring zeal and nerve into the subsetpteut contest
for Governor, tutu secure tin easy victory. u lur
patriotic Governor will have so proven the merits
of Whig measures and Whig tacit that the people
Will demand their continuance in official poAtion,
told a crowning victory in the Preiticlitial e(Utc
'taiga of 1512 would be but the `• beginning of the
cad" of good results.
giNe the figures why we say 0). We 111115 L
however be permitted to env tit the Whig party
peculiarly liable to the eliarge of
lug to vote'; and this has pitahtetal more iajar)—
VOL. XV.--NO. 38.
more permanent wrung to our institutions than
any other cause. We would prevent a recurrence
of this evil by impressing on the minds of our ci
tizens the importance of the duty. The obligatio n
to defend our country at the expense of life and
property is not more binding than is the duty to
exercise the elective franchise. To rots is as ob
ligatory on the good man as the pertbrmance of
any duty. There is no stronger evidence of bail
citizenship—no more marked mon* of moral
treason to his eteintry— to his lidlow-men—to hint
, self ,Ind to his posterity—than the culpable lazi
ness and liAleness tint keep. a voter front the polls.
Nee:leet oft ICNt, N duty is,idence of intidaity
to every obligation. Ile that neglects to vote
ceases to he a republican—ceases to be a part of
the peoples' government, and is a recreant to the
hallowed trust which his fathers committed to his
guardianship. If one auto may neglect this ditty,
itll have the right to do so, and the vigilant and
seheeming would soon subvert the Republic, and
the active and tricky politician would direct the
destinies of the country. It is manifest that here
it aunt ho feared the first lima injury will be done
to those institutions which give glory and power to
us as a nation. How cm he who fails to exercise
this important duty claim the protection of a gov
ernment, in his person or property, which be by
his negligence so materially aids to subvert and
MA' RESOLVE TO VOTE, 'Whether it,
he sunshine or storm, permitting neither business
nor pleasure to prevent lain. A day given to your
country is not lost. To perform this duty once
mily in three or four years is a shameful disgrace
of so priceless a privilege—so sacred an obligattim.
A Ft: ta, VOTE to A WIIIU TRIUMPH, heeallge the
Whig party is in a majority in this Stole, as is
evidenced by the following statistics, which show
that the Whigs have the strength of numbers and
need but the trill to secure success.
8.10 Jr. Profidcd :
Vtui Bttr;2l),
l'or Gorernor
It. B. Porter,
John liaiikr,
No election showing the popular vote.
For Ortiol Cononhisioner:
Guilford ;
For Governor
Markle ;
For President
Clay, •
Polk, • •
Bums, •
Fur Curial Cummissimr
l'or Canal Coren+issionu•
Fur Gyro's',
For Governor
For President
Foe ('urn! Commisehmer
These statistics shoe• that if all the Whigs Who
voted in 1840 for Harrison, had periimned their'
duty, ;the Whig candidate for Governor in 1841
would have been elected by 7,678, and the Wbig
Canal Comini,sioncr of 184:3, by nearly 34,000
majority; and had all the Whigs who vutetl for
Cloy in 1844, been at the polls, Markle would have
been elected Governor in tint year—horns would
have been deem! Canal Cononis,ioner in 1845 by
40,000 majority—lrvin elected Governor in 1847
by 45,000—and Fuller elected Canal Commission
er in 1849 by 10,000 majority. Thus have wo
been defeated by our own criminal indolence and
apathy. Our victories show an increased vote,
independent of any corresponding decrease of the
vote of our opponents. This forcibly illustrates
the imperative duty, the solemn obligations by
which every Whig voter in the State is bound to
exercise his high and responsible right of suffrage
at every election.
FELLOW Crrimcs—To you personally are ad
dressed the foregoing incentives to activity and
zeal. They are not merely to be read, but pon
dered deeply—to be incorporated with your politi
cal morals as a motive principle—to be borne with
yon, and impel action in your walks and labors or
every day, until their vital strength and influence
shall make each regard his right as a voter, not
in the light of a privilege to be used or neglected
at pleasure; but as a sacred, responsible, impera
tive obligation enjoined by the love we bear to,
and the interest we have in, the honor and welfare
of the great Commonwealth to which we belong.
[ Signed by GEo. W. li.unatsLy, and forty-Tour
LANCASTER, Sept. 13, 1850.
The Printer's Consolation.
'Tis sweet to reflect, when the last type we stick,
'Chat the buckwheats are baking, brutal, heavy,
and thick;
For there's nothing more pleasing, or sweet to tho
Than a well brown'd and butted, thumping big
buckwheat, cake.
LARGE: ST.Slll, 4 .—The area of New Mexico, if
the 1.111 passed by the Semite a ti..w days since goes
through the louse, will be not thr from one hun
dred awl fifty thousand square miles. '• The terri
tory will ho ovor three times as large as the
of New York, which contains forty-six thousand
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