Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 31, 1853, Image 2

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Wednesday Morning, Aug. 31,11853.
S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
Thomas A. Budd, of Philadelphia.
Moses Powuall, of Lancaster county.
Christian Myers, of Clarion county.
Alexander K. McClure, of Franklin co.
ALEN. M. WHITE, of Cambria county.
JAMES MAGUIRE, of Huntingdon co.,
JAMES L. GWIN, of Blair county.
JOSEPH M. STEVENS, of Petersburg.
J. SEWELL STEWART, of Huntingdon.
WILLIAM CHRISTY, of Porter tp.
THOMAS lIAMER, of West, tp.
BERRY BREWSTER, of Shirloysburg.
SAMUEL MATTERN, of Franklin tp.
Whig County Committee.
The following nanfed gentlemen compose the
Whig County Committee:
8. L. GLASGOW, Esq., Chairman, Hunt.
John Williamson, Esq.,
William Saxton,
A. J. Africa,
John A. Doyle,
M. F. Campbell,
John Flener, Henderson tp.
John Snyder, Walker.
Dr. J. P. Ashcom, Penn.
Lazarus Houck, Hopewell.
David Aurandt, Esq., Tod.
Dr. H. L. Brown, Cassvfile Borough.
Col. John Stever, Cass tp.
Simeon Wright, Esq., Union.
Isaac Wolverton, Brady.
Moses Greenland, Clay.
Jeremiah Brown, Springfield.
T. T. Cromwell, Esq., Cromwell.
Dr. IL Clark, Shirleysburg Borough.
Peter Myers, Shirley tp.
Dr. J. A. Shade, Dublin.
Geo. Wilson, Tell.
Geo. W. Whitaker, Esq., Petersburg.
Robt. Wilson, West tp.
Jno. Crownover, Bartle.
Maj. W. Moore, Alexandria Borough.
Henry Graffins, Porter tp.
Jno. Balsbach, Morris,
James Clark, Es ~Birmingham.
Jno. Cummins,Esq., Jackson
Samuel Wigto, Franklin.
David Parker, Esq., Warriormark.
Benjamin Corbin, Murray's Hun.
Stirßead New Advertisements,
Our Course,
We understand that there is a guerrilla can
didate in the field,—a man who, notwithstand
ing the most strenuous and unparalled exertions,
was defeated for the nomination in the late
County Convention. Sustained by the action
of that Convention, and the voice of the people,
we shall discharge our duty to our party and
ourself, by exposing upon every occasion, the
character and principles of any one who places
himself before the community in opposition to
tho regular ticket, and attempts to defeat the
nominees of the party.
We have a ticket, regularly nominated, con
sisting of men of integrity annonesty—men
who are above suspicion. To that ticket we
shall lead our hearty, undivided support, and
every attempt to defeat it, by those pretending
to be Whigs, shall meet with our most unqual
ified disapprobation. We shall deem it our
duty to make public the character, both moral
and political, of any candidate whom we have
grounds for believing dishonest and corrupt.—
And, if rumor speaks true, such a man is about
to offer himself to the people. We wish it
therefore, understood, that as the editor of a
Whig paper, we shall consider it our duty to
oppose, and to give to the public the characters
of all candidates, without distinction of persons,
and without "fear, favor, or affection."
Dr. J. H. Wintrode.
It is to be regretted that Huntingdon County
was not entitled to the Senatorial nomination,
for she presented a candidate than whom no
one would have carried to the station greater
talents, or more sound Whig principles. Dr.
Wnsraone is indeed a noble Whig, true and
tried, not ono of those who are only Whigs
while endeavoring to secure a nomination, and
who, after defeat, oppose the ticket and the
party, but a Whig of the good old school, whom
personal preferences can not sever from the
immutable principles of the party of his early
choice. He is a firm and unwavering suppor
ter of the whole ticket, and is nobly battling for
its success. Long may he wave.
The Standard.
In the last Hollidaysburg Standard, we End
the following paragraph in relation to our pa
per :—"That paper (the Journal) openly charg
ed White and his friends with going to Hunting
don to buy up the Conferees, Om"
Now, we have no desire to enter into a con
troversy with the "Standard," or any of our
editorial brethren, but we are compelled to
pronounce the above assertion false. No such
language can be found in the columns of the
Journal, and it must have originated in the
Standard man's own brain, or been taken from
tho Huntingdon Globe, where it may have ap
peared. We hope the editor of the Standard
will examine our files, and make tho "amen*
Wltig State Convention.
This body assembled at this place, as will be
seen by the proceedings in another column, on
the 25th inst. Its delibeiations wore charac
terised with the right feeling, and evinced the
true Whig spirit. It was not a little gratifying
indeed, to us, to see the old 'Whig fires burn so
brightly, and every thing pass off so encoura
gingly, The State, generally, was well repro
sented, considering the object of the Convention
was merely to nominate a candidate for the of
fice of Supreme Judge.
The individual nominated for this position is
THOMAS A. Bono, Esq., of Philadelphia, who
is said to be a good lawyer—a correct man, and
every way worthy the entire support of the
party. He is no politician merely, as is his op
ponent. John C. Knox, the locofoco nominee,
which is a consideration that should particular
ly recommend him to the toiling masses of the
Commonwealth. The office of Supreme Judge
is one in which the people should feel very
deeply interested—ono which should claim their
serious consideration, because in that Tribunal
lies the safety of their property, life and liberty.
If they would only reflect—only think—what
the magnitude of the responsibilities are which
rest with those who occupy such high positions,
especially that of Supreme Judge, we are con
fident there would be frequently different re
sults at the ballot box. We believe we have
a man now before the people for their suffiages,
•in the person of THOMAS A. Bunn, in whose
hands their liberties, their lives and their pro
perties, would be entirely safe, and we hope the
people will unitedly rally to his support. John
C. Knox is a mere politician—without a single
commendable qualification—a mere tool in the
hands of the Bigler and Buchanan wing of the
locofoco party, and entirely unworthy the con
fidence of an honest and intelligent people.—
Mr. Buen's reputation is without blemish—his
moral character is as pure as any thing human
can be—is a consistent member of the Meth°.
dist Episcopal persuasion of the Christian
Church, and a Trustee of Dickinson College.
Our Ticket.
Our State and County ticket is now com•
plete, and may be found this week nailed to our
mast-head. It consists throughout of good men
' and faithful Whigs—men whom it is an honor,
as well as a privilege, to support. From the
candidate for the Supreme Bench, down to
Director of the Poor, there is not one of whom
it cannot truly be said, he is a man of honesty
and integrity, end a man competent to discharge
faithfully the duties of the office.
Let us then, fellow Whigs of old Huntingdon,
rally around our standard, and prepare for the
battle. Lot us buckle on the good old armor
of "40" and of "48," and beneath the same
broad banner upon which victory then perched,
march boldly into the contest. The same loud
wail of the toiling millions, that then roused the
"old Whig guard" to battle manfully for their
rights, is now wafted upon every blast. Let its
mournful sound again wake them from their
lethargy, and rouse them to action. If we be
active, vigilant, awl brave, success will attend
our efforts, and our glorious flag willagain float
victorious on the breeze. Let the watch-word
be union, the cry onward! and the weapons
justice, honesty, and truth. With such a mot
to, and such weapons, we can know no such
word as fail.
Dissatisfied Partisans.
Never, perhaps, in the history of State or
County politics, was a nomination made that
pleased every member of the party. Some few
are always dissatisfied because either themselves,
or their particular friends were not successful.
But however much disappointed or sore a man
may feel from either of these causes, if he be
a true, honest, and faithful Whig, ho will keep
his own feelings in the back-ground, and strive
earnestly for the success of the principles of his
party, looking at the bright standard, with its
glowing inscription, and not at the bearer.
There are, however, some political leeches in
the vicinity of this town—and some, too, who
have been fattening and gorging themselves at
the public crib, whose object is not principle,
but plunder. Having been balked of their prey
by the honest yeomenry of the country, and
without brains enough to conceal their dissatis
faction and soreness at their well-merited de
feat, they are now endeavoring to injuro the
party and its nominees, and do not hesitate to
stoop to the use of the most base, low, and do
graded weapons. Lies, slander and abuse are
heaped promiscuously upon the devoted heads
of all who see proper to differ from these dis
interested patriots, consisting of a few little
pettifoggers and detested shavers I
But their object is too visible not to be easily
defeated. They are the spies and hired drum
mers of the common enemy, placed in a con
spicuous position to attract our attention, while
the rank and file of the democracy are to pen
etrate to the heart of the fortress, and conquer
the "old Whig guard."
It is a prettily concocted scheme, but a little
too shallow not to be fathomed by the piercing
eye of `•that same old coon," who will knock it
into "pi" by a single brush of his tail.
The inscription on the banner, borne by this
motley group, is "party usages I" Singularly
consistent I Opposing the regular nominations
on the ground of a departure from the "usages
of the party I" Were not these "usages" es
tablished by the majority of the members of the
party, and has not the same power to whom
they owe their origin, the right to alter, amend,
or even to abolish them ? But were it not so,
would "party usages" authorize the nomination
of men who had been "weighed in the balance
and found wanting?" Would they compensate
for bribery, corruption, and rascality, or repre
sent us in an intelligent and honorable manner
is our official stations? Are we to blind our
eyes to faults and crimes, merely to worship at
the shrine of "party usages," and elect men
utterly unworthy our support, because, forsooth,
it is demanded by party customs?
But these unprincipled schemers, who have
consented to become the agents of those still
more unprincipled than themselves, having no
other excuse for their conduct, are compelled
to seize hold of this locofoco cry of "party usa
ges." Such men aro to be found in all parties.
They make politics a trdde, and like the spoil
ers that follow in the footsteps of an army, to
rifle the bodies of the slain on the field of car
nage, they follow in the wake of our political
enemies, and would consent to pour down their
Iscariot throats the spoils oflocofocoism, though
wrenched from that party of which they are
nominally members.
Let the gallant Whigs of the country, then,
be on their guard, and treat the machinations
of these loathsome, venomous traitors, as they
deserve. Disregarding their lies, slanders, and
schemes, let them be true to their party and
principles—those principles bought with Amer
ican blood, gilded by the bright .n of freedom,
and scaled with the signet of a limit CLAY I
Col. Alexander M. White.
The iblluwing wo take from the Blair County
Whig, and in all it sap of Mr. White we
cheerfully concur. We believe his nomination
is the best one, under the circumstances, that
could have been made, and that ho will be
triumphantly elected, we entertain not a single
doubt. We hope he will receive the warm
support of every Whig in the county:
"On Saturday last, the Delegates from the
Counties of Huntingdon, Cambria, and Blair,
met at this place for the purpose of nominating
a Whig candidate for State Senator. The
Convention t on the ninth ballot, nominated
Col. ALEX. H. WIIITE, of Cambria County. It
cannot fail to give the moot general satisfaction.
Ho is certainly one of the strongest men in the
district, and will prove bin popularity and
strength nt the polls, in a very decided manner.
Col. WIIITE In jest the man to triumph with
—the man, to create enthusiasm, and rally the
Whigs of the district. He is a young man of
superior ability, will make an excellent Sena.
tor, and do honor to the 15th Senatorial die.
He is a Whig by birth and education—faith
ful to the cause, loves the principles and men
of the party, and has ever, like a eon of a noble
sire, been firm and foremost in spreading the
truth of those principles before the people.
We hail his nomination as a sure omen of
victorr. The sun of the 2nd Tuesday of Otto
bee will go down brightened with the glory of
triumph—the success of principles and the
cause of truth.
In order, however, that our triumph may be
more certain, let each Whig in the district, act
as though the responsibility rested with him
self. We have an important duty to perform,
let us do it with all our energy, and no event
can possibly defeat our glorious candidate.—
He is the kind of a man which every Whig
should be proud of, and the vote he will receive
must astonish our opponents, and give credit
to the Whigs of the district.
The eye . ; of the Whigs of the whole State
are upon us, and they look anxiously forward
to our success. We say unto all, be of good
cheer, we have the man for the crisis, and vie.
tory is certain. The Senate will remain Whig
beyond Tiestion, because the Whigs of our
district will prove faithful to the cause and the
State. Let our friends rejoice at the glorious
prospect, but in their rejoicing, remember that
"eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
Messrs. (twin and Maguire.
Tho following paragraph we copy from the
Blair County Whig, and we can heartily en
dorse every sentence in it. That our candidates
for the Legislature are good, honest, intelligent
and upright men, and sound Whigs, there is no
doubt at all, and we think no honest man can
deny it. They aro not mere politicians—such
as have been a disgrace to this State for the
last few years, which qualification alone should
warmly recommend them to the people gener
ally. They will, we have no doubt, be trium
phantly elected, and they should be, for better
men could not easily have been placed in no•
"Our ticket for the Legislature is now full.
Mr. Gwin, of this county, and Mr. Maguire, of
Huntingdon, aro tho nominees. Two better
candidates could not have been placed in nomi
nation. . They aro entirely unexceptionable
'men, and will receive the united Whig vote of
the district- It is to be hoped that our party
will stand firm around these candidates, as they
well deserve the vote of every Whig in the dis
trict. They are honest, worthy. correct men,
good Whigs, and, we have no doubt, will be
triumphantly elected."
Senatorial Nomination.
By referring to the proceedings of the Whig
Senatorial Conference which was held in this
place an Saturday last, it will be seen that
ALEXANDER H. WHITE, Esq., of Cambria
county secured the nomination, and is now
the Whig candidate for the Senate. In sub
mission to this decision of the party's delegates.
we place his name at the head of our paper,
and yield him our support. The importance of
having a whig majority in this branch of the
Legislature is manifest to all, and we antici
pate Mr. White's election by an overwhelming
vote. We have assurances that he enjoys great
personal popularity in Cambria, and especially
in the districts along the !Portage Road. In
Washington township, which gives a Looofoco
majority of 400 or 500, it is stated he will
"hold his opponent level," at least, and probe- ,
bly boat him.
The above we clip from the Hollidaysburg
Register, of last week, in reference to Mr.
White's nomination for State Senator, and his
prospects for an election, to which we invite
the attention of our readers.
A Weak and Imbecile President.
There have been other administrations
which acquired for themselves an unenviable
reputation for weakness and imbecility, but the
course pursued by the present, we think, indi
cates that President Pierce is on a fair way of
securing for his administration that reputation
to nn extent which no preceding one enjoyed,
and which cannot fail to bring it into contempt
with the people. Though he sat by at the
Merchant's Hotel in this city, when Messrs.
Davis and Guthrie, were delivering their pro
nuncimentas in favor of the Pacific Railway,
and by his silence gave authority to all they
said, it would now. seem that the feeler these Ca
binet Ministers thus threw out, has not been
responded to by the Locofocos as he had ex
pected, and there are therefive, doubts and sun
raises, caused to be promulgated in the jour
nals over which he has control, as to his own
course, though he hid sanction by his silent ac
quiescence, the views proclaimed by Messrs.
Davis and Guthrie, at the banquet in this city.
This is a course of double-shuffling which, to
say the least of it, is contemptible for one oc
cupying his exalted position to pursue.
The Washington Star has the following up.
on the subject, which indicates vary significant
ly the fix the President finds himself in, and
his want of decision and firmness to stand up
to any particular line of politics:—
For the last month we have done our best to
ascertain if possible whether the Administra
tion hare formed or expressed any settled views
upon the Pacific railroad question, and can
didly confess that we have not the slightest re
liable inkling in this connection. Messrs. Jef
ferson Davis, and Guthrie, on the late Crystal
Palace inaugurating tour, declared in favor of
the constitutionality of the Goverment's con
nection with it under the defence clause,
whenever its construction may thus be
come necessary. No one, if we are not mista
ken, has yet heard the President or any third
member of the Cabinet speak on the subject.—
True, the Chiso advocates the project. But
the editor of that journal has taken due care to
say that, in so doing he was merely expressing
his own opinions. In view of these facts, we
are inclined to believe that most of us of the
the press who have been crediting the Admin
istration with having formally taken their
stand upon the question, have been writing
`Acrid of time; and that, in truth, no out-side,
of the Cabinet has yet the slightest reliable in
formation concerning the position in which
they will eventually be found upon this occa
tar The Bedford Inquirer hoe the following
connection with this high office we see men.
tioned the name of Gen W. M.lnwitrof Mif
flin County. (lon. IRWIN is a perfect gentle.
man, a finished scholar, and one of the most
eloquent as well as substantial Whigs in the
He served his county gallantly during the
last war with Mexico, and enjoy. the esteem
not only of those of his own political faith, but
of persons of all parties. ' If he be the nomi•
nee of the Convention, we know duo oue who
we would rather work fur.
Pnrsuant to the call issued by dm Whig State
Committee, the delegates elected amembled in
Convention in the Court House, at Huntingdon
on Thursday, August 25th at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon; for the 'purpose of nominating a can
didate for the Supreme Court. They were
called to order by Charles Thompson Jones,l , ll.,
of Philadelphia county, en whose motion the
Convention organized, temporarily, by the se
lection of the following officers:
President, •
Secretaries. ,
Peter Sailor, Lancaster.
Albert R. Schofield, Phila. Co.
The list of Delegates was then called over,
after which a motion was made by Matthias
Myers, of Philadelphia county, to appoint a
committee of ten members to report the names
of officers for the permanentorgainzation of the
Convention, which wan agreed to, and the fol
lowing gentlemen wore named as said commit•
tee: Matthias Myers, Henry S. Hagert,
Divine, jr., of Philadelphia; D. P. Robinson,
Franklin; J. C. Dickinson, Lancaster; S. L.
Glasgow, Huntingdon; J. J. Patterson, Dau
phini Jno. N. McDonald, Washington; Joseph
Mifflin, Cumberland; Jacob Hoffman, Berke.
The Convention then took a recess until two
o'clock in the afternoon.
On the re-assembling of the Convention in
the afternoon, Mr. Myers from the Committee
appointed for that purpose, reported a list of
officers, which was unanimously adopted, and
is as follows : •
JACOB L. GOBBLER, Phila. City,
Vice Presidents.
Theo. Fenn, of Dauphin.
Wm. H. Irwin, of Mifflin.
J. J. Roberta, of Philadelphia County.
Samuel Lauffer, of Westmoreland.
C. Thompson ,fones, of Philadelpia County.
Henry Hahn, of Berks.
Col. T. Green, of Lancaster.
David F. Robinson, of Franklin
J. N. McDonald, Washington,
S. L. Glasgow, Huntingdon.
Geo. Raymond, Blair.
Albert R. Schofield, Philadelphia County.
John J. Patterson, Dauphin.
Mr. Gossler, on taking the chair, made nn
eloquent address, which was enthusiastically
David Blair, Esq., then submitted a resolu
tion declaring it to be inexpedient to nominate
a candidate for the Supreme Bench, and re
commending 'the Hon. Thomas S. Bell, of
Chester county, to the support of the people as
an independent candidate. This resolution
wns,on motion of John Fenlon, Esq., amended
sons to provide for the appointment of a. com
mittee to report resolutions expressive of the
sense of the Convention. Thi4 committee was
constituted as follows: Geo. W. Elder, Mifflin;
Jns. M. Sellers, Juninta;Wm. FL Irwin, Mifflin;
D. E. Scott, Berke; S. B. Lauffer, Westmore'd;
J. J. Patterson, Dauphin; Danl. Mere, Lancas
ter; W. S. Roland, York; Jno. Fenlon, Cambria;
C. N. Taylor, Berks, who immediately retired
to.cliseltarge the duty assigned them.
During the absence of the committee on re
solutions. David F. Robinson, E.g.. of Frank
lin, and John Williamson, Esq., ofliuntingdon,
were called upon and addressed the Conven
The committee on their return, reported the
following resolutions, which were unanimously
Resolved, That we re-affirm our adherence
to the time-honored principles of the great
Whig party, and shall ever consider it our duty,
as well as pleasure, to give them all the sup.
port we can command.
Resolved, That we condemn the policy pur
sued by Gov. Bigler and his administration in
adding thousands upon thousands to our al
ready enormous debt.
Resolved, That we recommend the sale of the
Public Works of the State, that the people may
once more thoroughly be relieved from the bur
then of taxation. Every consideration of pub
lie policy demands that the Public Works be
placed beyond the reach of speculators and
party, or personal favorites---corrupting as they
now are. to public and party morals, at the ex
pense of our honest toiling people.
Resolved, That the taxpayers of this Com
monwealth ate requested to look at the reports
made by those interested in the continuance of
the present system'of our public works, repro
senttng them as profitable to the State, and
producing a large amount of revenue, and ask
themselves if this can be true, while the heavy
taxes levied upon the people for the pay
ment of the interest of the State debt, and for
the support of these same public works, for the
erection of whirls the debt Was contracted.
Resolved, That we are in favor of the sale of
the Public Works for tho.purpose of reducing
the State debt, the repeal of the State tax, and
to prevent the annual accumulation of a float
ing, State debt, which causes poor laborers and
others employed on the State Works to be
shaved twenty per cent, or more of their hard
earnings, to obtain the necessaries for the
support of their families, while the laborers on
the public works of corporations or companies,
are regularly paid iu cash for their services.
Resolved, That we are in favor of the con
struction of a Railroad to the Pacific, either by
combined individual effort, or by the General
Government—provided, it can be done by the
latter without involving the nation in a serious
debt, or infusing corruption and speculation to
the injury of the country.
Ref;o/red, That we are still the advocates of
the Whig policy, as it regards the protection of
labor, internal improvements, and the support
of a pure and independent judiciary.
Resolved, That thi3 Convention approve the
nominations made by the Democratic Whig
State Convention, of larch last, for the offices
of Auditor General, Surveyor General, and
Canal Commissioner; and that believing them
to be eminently woolly, and well qualified to
fill the respective ofliFes for which they have
been nominated, eariestly and unitedly recom
mend them to the zealous and active support
of the people of Penisylvania.
Resolved, That we sincerly regret the decease
of that amiable and honest mail, that true
Whig and patriot, John Price Wotherill,pf
Philadelphia. His eminent services to is
party, and his widespread benevolence to his
fellow men, have eishrined him in the grateful
hearts of his fellowcitiseris. His memory shall
grow brighter as years pass away.
John Fenton, Dui., then offered the follow
ing:,. _
Resolved, That we deem it inexpedient for
this Convention b nominate a candidate for
Supremo Judge; but that thejudicial experi
ence and intogrityof the Hon. Thomas S. 801 l
commends him tufa suitable candidate for all
parties, and that Iva cordially recommend him
to the Whigs of Pbnnsylvania for their support.
David F. Robison, Esq., moved to amend
by striking out too name of Judge Bell, and
inserting that of 4lexander King, Esq., of Bed.
ford. This amenfment gave rise to a long din.
cession, in whichthe whole subject was discuss
ed, pro and con—Nessrs. John Fenton, Jacob
Hoffman, and Wei. H. Irwin favoring the on.
ginal proposition,cd Messrs. D. F. Robinson,
Caleb N. Taylor, Thompson Jones, and Mat
thins Myers oppos' r , it. After which, a motion
was made and mulled to proceed to ballot for
a candidate. Nonlinations wore theri made.
John Fenlon ncininated Thomas S. Bell.
D. 11. Hoffius " George Taylor.
C. Thompson Jotes " Thomas A. Budd.
D. F. Robinson " Alexander King.
The first ballot *suited as follows: Bell 4,
Taylor 12, Budd 21, King 11. The second bal
lot was as follows: Pell 2, Taylor 11, Budd 20,
King 12. The third ballot: Budd 24, King 23.
THOMAS A. Bunn, FAQ, of the city of Philadel
phia, wan thereuprh, on motion, declared the
unanimous choice the Convention us the can•
didate Inc the Suprsmc Bench.
The Convention then adjourned sins die.
Whig Meeting.
Pursuant . to notice the Whigs assembled in
the Court House, on Thursday .evening after
the mljounrmetit of the State Convention, in
the capadity of a public meeting. On motion,
Col. DANIEL HERR, of Lancaster, was
called to the chair, and the following officers
were appointed.:
V. Presidents—J, M. SELLERS, of Juniata
Co., E. D, IttnalsoN, of Bucks, A. Th. Sono
/IEIM, of Phila., C. W. Asitoom, of Bedford,
Dr. W. S. ROLAND, of York, D. BtAtn, Esq.,
of Huntingdon.
Seeretaries.—Cul. John C. Watson, Tiunt.Co.
Dr. Jno. IL Spangler, York, Co., Maj. Ow.
Raymond, Blair Co.
On motion, Oen. Wm. 11. Irwin, was called
upon to address the meeting. He responded in
his usual chaste, and beautiful style, entrancing
the audience with his 'brilliancy and eloquence.
As a stump orator Gen. Irwin cannot be sur
Col. A. K. M'Clure, the Whig candidate for
Auditor General, was introduced and spoke
with the energy, and true spirit of a Whig. His
eloquent address will be published.
Col. Robison, of Franklin, made a glorious
speech, full of enthusiasm and humor. He set
down amid roars of laughter and applause.
The following resolutions were then offered
by Maj. G. Raymond, and passed unanimously
by the meeting:
Resolved, That wo love and admire the spirit
evinced by the Whigs, to-day, in State Conven
tion, in favor of the time honored usages of the
Whig party, and that that spirit should actuate
every Whig when he comes to make his selec
tions for office, and vote on the second Tuesday
of October next.
Resolved, That those ancient usages should
conduct our actions, especially in the present
contest, because it is demanded from every
Whig, in consideration of the bad acts of those
who hold the power in the State and National
ad ministrations.
Resolved, That we cannot approve, by silent
encouragement, the increase of the State debt,
because the .toiling millions" are robbed of
their honest industry, by the mal-administra.
tion of a man who winks at and encourages
robbery and peculation in all his acts.
Gen. William Cullom.
We announced, some days since, that this
able and fearless champion of Whig principles
from Tennessee had been defeated, hut, we are
gratified to learn, by later advices, that he has
been re-elected to Congress. Mr. Bugg, Whig,
was also announced a defeated; in 7th District,
has been elected, but Yerger, Whig, in the
Memphis District, has lost his election, Stan.
ton, Loco, hying elected by six of a majority.
The delegation to the next Congress will be
equally divided-5 Whigs and 5 Democrats, as
Dist. Whigs. Diet, Dem.
4 *William Cullom. 1 Brookins Campbell.
5 Charles Ready. 2 °W. 31. Churchwell.
7 Robert M. Bugg. 3 Samuel A. Smith.
8 Pelix K. Rollicoffer. 6 °George W. Jones.
9 Emerson Etheridge. 10 *Fred. P, Stanton.
*Members or last Congress.
Sale of the Publio Works.
The movement of the Berks County Locofo
en's in favor of the sale of the Public Works.
does not seem to be relished by the board of
Canal Commissioners, and the Locofoco office
holders under it. As might have been expec
ted by the faithful in "All Berk.," who for once
in their lives have exercised independence
enough to express their own honest sentiments;
though they may bo sour grapes to their polit
ical leaders, the cry of •'mad dog" has already
been raised at Head Quarters, and if they be
not careful we shall have the singular anomoly
presented of the office holders reading the
Democracy of Old Berke out of the Democratic
party. These aro queer times. Democracy is
disjointed, and no lengdr what it used to was.
—The Locofocos of Cumberland county, at
their recent County Convention, adopted a set
of resolutions which would have done credit to
the Sage of Lindenwold in his palmiest days of
dodging. They ore little for, and ti little
against a Pacific Railway. They arc very anx
ious to have such a road, and think it would be
a great thing for the country, but they are afraid
there is no constitutional authority for the gov
ernment to build it. We hope Jeff. Davis will
lend Bonham and his Locofoco compeers in
Cumberland his specs td read the Constitution.
.GEOROTA.-A Scott Whig , in a communica-
tion to The Milledgeville Recorder, says that
the assertion that not a single prominent Scott
Whig has been nominated to office is untrue,
and that "Dr. Reese, the Union candidate for
"CounTess from this District, was among the
"first that took the stand for Gen. Scott. Col.
'grippe, the nominee from the lid District
"got up l'rein a sick bed and cast his vote for
"Scott. Hon. Turner H. Trippe, who will be
"elected to the Judship in the Cherokee Cir.
"cult, was a Scott Elector. So also was Judge
"Fleming the worthy Judicial candidate from
"the first."
it stated that Major A. J. Done!son, a connex
ion of Gen. Jackson, and who was dismissed
from the editorial control of the Washington
Union, is to start a new paper in Nashville.—
It is to be a Democratic, but opposed to the
Administration of President Pierce. Other
papers are springing' p in Washington, and
other places, and "the powers that be," will
have a warm time of it before their days, "num
bered," shall ho ended.
Wet., Tennesee, in which Stanton, Dem., is
elected to Congress over Yeager, Whig, by a
majority of two votes, we learn that the right
of the former to his seat will be contested.—
Two votes were thrown out in ono of the dis
tricts which would have made the result a tie.
The Memphis Whig thinks that the Governor
will withhold Stantou's commission, and order
a new election.
ly many of the Locofoco leaders in this State
may be charged of being dishonest in their pro
fessions in regard to the Protective Policy, this
charge can no longer be made against the
Cumberland county Locofocos. At their late
county meeting they threw off all former re
straint, and adopted a resolution boldly avow
ing themselves in favor of Free Trade.
the Maine Law, in Luzern() County, have nom
inated Lord Butler, John McCauley, for the Le
gislature, and reccommended Madison Myers,
of Kingston, for Senator. In Cumberland CO.
they have reecommended Lemuel Todd, for
Senator, and nominated Alexander Cathcart,
and H. C. Moser, for the Legislature. The for
liter is cue of the Whig nominees, and the lat.
ter one of the Locofoco candidates.
A DIVIDED HOUSE.—The Berks resolutions,
in favor of a sale of the Public Works, have
operated like the sudden fall of a bombshell in
the Locofuco camp. At the Lehigh County
Convention, aller an angry and violent discus.
Rion, similar resolutions were voted down. In
Lehigh county, the standing committee of the
movement. lt
da manifests, endorsing the
WASIIINGTON Cousrv.—The Whigs of this
county hare settled on the followingticket :—As
sembly—John N. McDonald, Joseph B. Welsh;
District Attorney—Wm. S. Moore, Esry ; Cons.
missioner—John D. Scott; County Surveyor—
Harvey J. Vankirk ; Director of the poor—Jo.
seph Ross; Auditor—David Bradford.
—The tocofocos of this
Co. have nominated the following ticket: Pres.
ident Judge Hon. James Burnmde Assembly,
Dr. C. H. Fo%ter; 'Cm:wirer, Col. Wm. 11. Blair.
Prob Oyvters—at "Agent's . ' every evening.
Coming—Van Wagoner, with his Lig tent,
and the circus. Lots of fun ahead.
Not yet answered—the Quwre of "Where's
Andy Friedly
Smoky—the political horizon of the rene
In town last week—our distinguished mem•
ber of Congress, Hon. John McCulloch.
65- Little Johnny" is like a drum; not
withstanding all its noise, it is etupty within.
In demand—overcoats, and winter quarters,
on Sunday last. The "Perthonater" was down
"about a feet."
Bad eign—for politicians to work on Sunday,
and especially renegades.
New cure for toothache—a half pound of
salts, taken in molasses and warm water.
Recovering—the young man that was attack
ed with the "fever."
Small, very,—the man who would cheat at a
"three fip" game of billiards, and backbite his
IS. Graham's Magazine, for September,
on our table, with its usual quantity of interes
ting literary matter.
e r Men rarely seek to square their opinion
by facts; their general effort is to adjust facts
to their opinions.
A Plank in the Guerrilla Platform—the re•
peal of the present usurylaws of this Common.
wealth. Will the honest, hard-working men
suffer this?
air Our friend, William ltothrock, of this
borough handed us a peach the other day s of
his own nurturing, which was not at all impala.
table—it was splendid.
Queere.—"Where did the "handsome mem
ber" get his strength?" Why ho has'nt got
ranch, though it is said what little he has come
out of "Gulliver's" (snuff) box.
Iffirft is stated that Col. Benton's friends hi
Missouri, are already preparing to bring him
out for the Presidency in 185 G, against all par
ties and all conveytions.
gr We understand that some paper is pes•
sing round to which names are being solicited.
Wonder if it's a subscription for the relief of
calamities from fire?
Fun ahead.—lt strikes us, there will be a
good deal of 'wriggling' before the 'grist of
names' now being collected about town, gets
through the mill.
Desperate—the efforts making by a few of
our disorganizing pettilbggers. Thoy had bet
ter keep quiet and save the little remnants of
their reputation.
Becoming eloguent—the "Lilliputian lawyer"
on the subject of '•party usages." Wonder if
he learned his lesson front the man that spells
Pity aint it?—that the "veracious lawyer"
could'nt get to be a substitute. Sorry he took
it so much to heart. Hope it ditl'ut cause
New penny post—the "handsome member . '
has established a line for peddling circulars.—
The borough is his own track. He may be seen
on the 'trot,' through the streets, at all hours of
the day.
A Camp Meeting—will be held on the farm
of Daniel Neff, near Alexandria. commencing
on Friday the 2d September next. Wo learn
that hacks will run regularly from this town to
the camp gronnd, during its continuance.
Outrageous—the depredations committed on
the property of some of our citizens on Satur
day night last, by the "skinners." They had
better stop their midnight prowlings before
some of them get "row-skinned."
Accid,ent.—We are sorry to learn that Capt.
William Dorris, received serious injury by be
ing thrown front his horse on Thursday even
ing last. His wrist was dislocated, and his
person was badly bruised. He is now fast re-
A new Tragedy.—We understand that a new
poem will soon appear under the title of "The
Loudon Tragedy." The principal actors are
a female Othello, the shirt tail hero, and the
Villagers with tar, feathers, and a fence-rail.
ilgr Mr. Williams has just received from the
East, a splendid assortment of American and
Italian Marble, which he is prepared to manu
facture into tombs, monuments, &e. Mr. W.
is a clever young man, and deserves to be pa.
Uneasy—the Globe man. Our nominations
don't appear to please him. No want no bet
ter evidence of their correct whig principles,
and of the policy of making them our standard
bearers, than this dissatisfaction of the locofocos
and their organ.
Slightly egotistical.—Thero is n lawyer in
town who says ho "never lies and the people
know it." Ho would ho an anomaly, if that
wore not unfortunately, one of the biggest lies
he ever told in his life, and he has let out some
pretty largo ones.
Consistent, vcry.—Tho man who pledged
himself last full to stump the county, if neces
sary against a certain candidate, whom he is
now supporting in opposition to the regular
ticket of the party to which he pretends to be-
long. An excellent specimen of his boasted
Appointment—T. K. Simorrox has been
appointed Station agent at this place, by the
Penns. Railroad Company, in the place ofJoits
D. HERR, resigned. Mr. Henn, wo understand,
intends, making his future residence in Phila
delphia. Our town will lona valuable citizen,
a pleasant coin panion, s and a perfectgentleman.
Dean Swift must have had a specimen
of the "veracious lawyer" in his eye, when he
said :—"lt is with narrow smiled people, as
with narrow necked bottles, the lees they have
in them, the more noise they make pouring it
Funny—the movements of the little puppet
as his owner pulls the wire. "The handsome
member" and "little Johnny," cast "Punch and
Judy" far into the shade. The next variation
in the amusements will be an exhibition of wild
animals, when "the handsome member" will
perform the wonderful feat of turning a back
somerset over the mighty "Gulliver."
Franklin Nonuntenk—The Phila. American
suggests that the project of the erection of a
monument over the grave of Franklin, in that
city, be committed to the management of the
Philadelphia Typographical Society, to whom,
it says, the craft in the United States might
safely entrust their contributions with a coati.
donee that they would be properly used.
Slanderous—to report that the present Whig
candidate for County Commissioner can't write
his own name. We have no doubt the men
who are circulating these slanderous reports
would not hesitate a moment to accept a bond
signed with Mr. Hainer's own hand—yes, they
would snatch it with as much avidity us a dog
would a bone.
Cir "Tiler yi.:1;101 like ni,n to a nomitßitiuri
'uot fit ttil.o4 (Pub,.
Tbat . f.true. we hav'M a particle of doubt, in
the opinion of tint Globe—and after the second
Tue.iday in October, lie will think it "nut fitter
still," when he mucus that White is triumphant
ly elected by a large majority. It won't do,
can't accomplish what you wish.
CU' We received a foe days since, through
the hands of the Hun. John McCulloch, from
Mr. Abraham Renner, Petersburg, quite=•a
number of very large and handsome plums of
his own raising--they were indeed very deli
cious, and Mr. Renner will please accept our
thanks—may his kindness of heart ever be ap
preciated and may his plum trees never quit
Car Ifthe Frenchman who was once ridiculed
by an impertinent fellow for his imperfectpro
nunciation of the English language, were to
hear the "short lawyer" expatiating on the
street corners, he would no doubt make a simi•
tar remark:—"Mine friend you vud do veil to
to stop now; for if Sampson had made no bet
ter use of de jaw-bone of an ass dam you do,
he vud not have killed vary many Philistines."
. The locnfueo Press of Blair and Hunting
don counties seems to be down hard on the
nomination of Mr. White fur Serial& Why is
this—just because they know and feel that he
is a strong man and can't be beaten. We want
no better evidence of this than what they have
already said ou the subject. So go it gentle•
men, of the Globe and Standard, if you think
you can accomplish any thing.
Chaste .TArygnage—S. S. Wharton, a volun
ter Candidate for the Legis:ature, said on Mon
day evening last nt the Railroad House, that
"nobody was opposing him but a set of
sons of b—, in this here town." This is
trully a beautiful and dignified expression to
come from the lips of a man who asks the suf
frages of the people for an important office!
Some of the most respectable citizens of Hun
tingdon must feel themselves highly compli
er Our young friend, Miss Julia Miles, will
please accept our wannest thanks for the hand.
some present she sent us the other day—
consisting of a number of "Wright's Favorhe"
plum, a number of the "Early York" peaches,
and several bunches of the "Isabellaand Sweet
Water" grapes. The peach and plum aro or
the species obtained in Wright's Nursery, Ad
ams county, but have been nurtured in the gar
den attached to her father's private dwelling.
Miss Julia's heart is very kindly disposed, and
is worthy of imitation.
A Guerrilla Candidate's Suliloguy.—"To
run, or not to run? that is the question.—
Whether 'tis better lisr a man to suffer, the ex.
posure of all his guilty acts, and foul offences,
to get to Ilarrishurg nod fill his pockets, or to
keep them quiet and to stay at home? To go—
to stay—and while I'm there to make a fortune
—'tis a consumation devoutly to be wished.
To go—and Stay. Yes stay ! but oh 1 those
crimes!—ay there's the rub. Thus conscience
doth make cowards of us all, and thus the na•
live hue of resolution, is sicklied o'er with the
fears of an exposure, that ought to make
hypocrisy's brazen cheek turn scarlet at this
hideous sight, and lose all power of action.—
But soft you, now !—a thought has struck me,
and I'll risk it.—These names !—l'll get them,
and —" [Exit "pitching."'
Choate's Eulogy on Webster.
At the recent commencement of Dartmouth
College, the lion. RUFUS CHOATE delivered a
very beautiful and glowing eulogy on the Life
and Character of DANIEL \\rem , En. Wo
should be happy to publish it, but front its
length and the present crowded state of our
columns it is imposible to do so. Tho follow.
ing is the peroration:
"But arrest this argument of eulogy, My
heart goes back into the coffin there with him;
and I would pause. I went—it is a day or two
since—alone to see the home he so passionate
ly loved, the chamber where he died, the grave.
in Which they laid him, habited as when his
look drew audience, still as night or summer's
noontide air, till the heavens be no more. In
all that spacious, varied and calm scene, all
things to the eye at first looked unchanged—
the books in the library—the Portraits—the ta
ble at which lie wrote—the scientific culture of
the land—the course of agricultural occupation
—the coining in of harvests—fruit of the seed
his hand has scattered—the animals and im
plements of husbandry—the trees planted by
him in lines, in copses, in orchards, by thous
arris—the seat under the noble old elm on
which he used to feel the south wit wind at
evening, or hear the breathing of the sea, or
the not less audible music of the starry heav
ens—all seemed at first unchanged.
"Tho sun of a bright day, from which how
ever, some of the fervors of midsummer was
wanting, fell temporarily on them all; gleamed
on the long line of the ocean; filled the air on
all sides with the utterance of life. Some of
those, whom on earth ho loved best—were
there—tho great mind still seemed to preside
—the great presence to be with yon—you
might expect to hear again the rich and play
ful tones, the old hospitality. Yet a moment
more, and all the scene took on the aspect of
one great moment inscribed with his name and
sacred to Isis memory. And such it shall be
in all the future of America I The sense of
desolation and loneliness and darkness, with
which you sea it now, will pass away—the
sharp recent grief of love and friendship will
become soothed—men will repair thither, as
they commenimorate the great days of history;
the same glance shall take in, and the seine
emotions shall greet the Harbor of the
grim and the Tomb of Webster!"
• Number of Railroad Accidents.
With the Killed and Wounded, during each
month of (he present year.
No. of Accidents. Killed. Wounded.
25 40
6 11
24 62
25 54
54 49
6 19
8 22
26 76
176 333
Total to Aug. 12, 65
Sixty : fire easualilies, a hundred and sene y
six deaths, and Mree hundred and thirly•thren
persons injured! There is a total which should
put our civilization to the r Her
fly an act of the last legislature of Tennessee,
the question of an election of judicial officers
by the people WAS submitted to them to be vs.
ted upon in the late 'State election, but it is
feared it is rejected in consequence of the voters,
neglecting to place the proposition on their tick.
ets us the law directed.
£ The New York Courier states that one
of the first deposits in the Six• Penny Bank in
that city, was made by an urchin who was
without shoed or stockings. It was the sum of
five cents; and before the end of the day it
reached thirtyono cents. Ho begged that his
deposit book might be retained at the bank;
otherwise his parents would claim all his fu•
tore earnings, (as they had his previous eues,l
for the purehutie of