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The MUlita Sjatcm.
In our last (July 4th) we gave a digest of the
various plans proposed for the rc-organixution of the
militia, from the time of Washington to that ef
Jacks hi, with eome remarks upon each ? and, in
oiJer that better comparison may b maJe be
tween them end that proposed nnder the present
administration j and that fair judgment may U
firmrd of the justico or Injustice of Major Camp
bell's remarks upon Mr. Poin ell's recommcnuV
tiens, we place the whole consecutively together
lot. The plan of Washington.
The whole militia to be divided Into Ibree clas
1st. Claw Advance Corps yourg men IS to
20 year of age.
2d. Class Main Corp men from 21 to 45
years of age.
3d. Clase Reserve Corpa men from 43 to 60
years of ago.
The whole of the Advance Corps to be at the
expense of the United State
An annual Camp of Ducipl no t j be held for
tl.ii ty day a.
Commissioned officers only to be pai.l.
Estimated expenses, $390,000 yearly, which mul
tiplied by 6, according to our increase of popula
tion, would be now (1.950,000 yesily.
8 J. The plan of Jiflerson,
To doss and train all from 20 to 25 yean of ago,
in such a manner as to be liable to be called into
mice at a moment's warning.
Which classification would hare given, in 1608,
800,000 men, and la 1840 would give about
3d. The recommendations of Madison and Har
Aftrr various-suggestions, from 1304 to 1810, all,
- however, contemplating and urging the necessity
of camp duties, and strict training, and payment of
the United State, to the officers, or to both officers
and privates, a bill was introduced by committee,
of which General William Henry Harrison was
chairman, to the following effect
1st. The whole militia to be divided 'into three
Cln-scs. 1st. Minor Class young men between
18 and 21.. years of ago. 2d. Junior Class men
between 21 and 31 yeaia of age. 3d. Senior Class
men between 31 and 45 yean of age,
2d. The whole of the officers and sergeants to be
trained one month in each year, at the expense of
the United States.
3d. The estimated expenses about $1,600,000
for the month.
4th. Plan proposed under J. Q. Adams.
1st. That s select body of about 600,000 men
should be organized, nono under 21 yiarsof age.
2d. That the President should have the power
to call out the militia, for period of twelve months.
3d. That the officers should be encamped and
instructed ten days in each year,
4th. That they should be paid by the U. States
6th. Plan Proposed by Mr. Poinsett.
1st The whole militia to be divided into three
1st. Class lobe denominated the mass, constat
ing of the whole body of militia, the same in fact
as we now know by the term militia, with this ex
ception, that now all are enrolled between the ages
of IS and 45, whereas, this plan proposes not to
enroll before 20 vears of age. See 1st section of
1st and 2d beads of the plan.
2d. Class The active or movcaMo force, constat
ing of only 100,000 men, of the whole number be
tween the ages of 21 and 37. Bee 10th head of
3d. Class The jeserve or sedantury force, to be
composed of those who have served 4 years in the
active class. See 12th brad of the plan.
2d. 100,000 men only of the active clase, to per
form camp duty for a limited number of days each
year, for 4 years. See last s.ction rf llthbesd
and the 17th head.
3d. Both officers and privates of said 100,000 to
be paid by the United States.
4th. Estimated expenses if ten days, as recom
mended by Poinsett, be adopted, the expense would
be let than $500,000 per year !
In addition to the above detailed plans, the sub
ject was repeatedly brought before the notice of
Congres by both Monroe and Jackson; and in all
the numerous recommendations, the principles ol
paynunt by iheUuitcd Slates, and the severe train
iug ol a select few, instead ol the inellkienl organi
zation of the mass, were embouied, How then is it,
that Maj. Campbell says: ' But the mode in which
this one (viz: army, as he calls it) is to be raised,
has no parallel in the history of this country 5" We
find a very close paiallel even in the very first plan
of Washington. "Three classes The whole of the
1st class at the expense of the United Stake en
annual camp of discipline for thirty days." How
then is it, that Major Campbell aays, "There never
has been such a proposition as this (via t Poinsett's)
made to the American people, since the commence
ment of the e'ruggte for independence f end yet
here is one made I y the Father of his country, one
of his earliest and lat at recommendations during
his Presidency. Surely the excitement of the occa.
sion mu4 have blunted Msj CampUle remem
brance ; or more likely, he had run along the alream
of whig declarations, and take that for granted,
which he might, by investigation, hs better in
farmed himself upon.
'No paralMV Look t the 2 I l.n, that of
JefJeraon-all between 20 ai d 25 years of age, to
be trained, and liable to be cslh d into service at a
"No peralhll" Look at the 2d plan, that of
Gen. llsrrison himself Three c'asaea the whole
of the officers sud sergeants of the whole three clss
ses to be trained one month, rsch year, at an ex
pense of $1,600,000 1" That is, instead of training
11)0,000 men for ten days, taken from that clas
whose youth and circumstances would render them
mote able to the fatigue aod lot of lime, he would
have trained 200,000 fur 30 days, taken in liscri.
raiiiately front the young sud middle aged, frcm
those having no families, and those having 'large
ones dependant upon them , and this too, at an ex
pense of $1,'600,W, instead of $400,000 as propo
sed by Poinsett. Does Mj. Campbell suppose that
officers are less likely to be bribrd by ay than ptl
vatea t anothei index to the light in which the
mass of tlie people are held by the whige of the
present day, and were held by their ancestors, the
federalists of the olden. M j. Campbell has great
fears that men may be "douMy armed with the
bayonet and the ballot," but none (hat they may be
"doubly armed with the sword and ballot."
Saturday, October 10, 1840
Jiia Clabkb, of Indians, ? o.,,.,
Gso. G. Lxtraa, of Delsware, 4 n"0"1-
1. George W. Smick,
12. Frederick 3n,ith.
13. Charles M'Clure.
U. J. M. Gemmell.
15. G. M.Hollen'a.k.
16. Leonard P foul I.
17. John Horton, J..
18. William Phil on.
19. John Mnr.ison.
20. Westly Frost.
21. Denj. Anderson.
22. William W ilkin,
21. A. K. Wright
24. John Findby.
25. Stephen Barlow
2. Benjamin Mifflin,!
8. Wm. H.Smith.
4. John F. Kteinraan J
10. Henry DehufT.
1 1 Henry Logan.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
Hoir.J. C, BccaKa,")
vrio r. Joumox,
Jm as FtAcocc,
Jon M. Fobstkb, Dsuphin.
I'. VV. I1CTTEB,
Peteb liar, .., ....
Jossrn C. Nxai, Pbdadelpb.a.
Davib Ltw H
H.H. Va Am
Martin Van Buren.
fob vtc rRCstnsBiT,
Richard M. Johnson.
Gen. David It. Porter
CItAlLES W. JIEG1NS,
( Who had 14 vole in the Democratic Delegation.)
JESSE C. HORTON.
. (Who had 13 vote in the Delegation.)
. Neither candidate bating s majority of the
would make no nomination but suffer each one to
run on his own merits. C. W. Hegius having re
ceived the highesi number of votes should, accord
ing to democratic usages be considered the chi ice
of the party.
ZJAl OB RHODES.
FOB AI D1TOB,
HUGH H. TEAT.
FOB CO SB BESS,
JOSEPH BO VXD.
Bishof Kirricr will visit the Cstholic Church
in Shatnokin, on next 8um1ay, 11th October. Di
vine service will commence at ten o'clock sermon
at half past ten.
We refer our readera to a beautiful poem on the
first page, entitled "Jerusalem," from the pen of the
Rev. Mr. Pierpont of Boston. This poem alone,
would establish the well esin.d reputation of the
I lev authoi, as a poe'.
fjj- The water was let into the Nonh Branch
Canal on the 1st in.t The promptness and des
patch with which the work has been executed, is
highly creditable to the Engineer and others con
nected w lb the work.
Q3 We might publish another dialogue, between
Jesse Horton aid the wife of a respectable firmer
in ihe lover end of Augusts, which the hu.band
roquetod us to notice.
O We would I ke to know whether the slanders
and abuae heaped upon Lewis Dewart by the Sun
bury Gaxette, is the kind of payment hs is to expect,
for tlie many services slid acts of kindness received
by them at his hands. ,
We are authorised tossy by a p rs .n who was
preeri.t that there was no meeting at Mr. Beiss. U
in upper Mahanoy, ss mentioned in the 8unbury
Gscetie, We are aluo authorised to sy l y one
of the persons who was at the raising at Mr Gib
bons in point towosbip, that no vote waa taken
there, anJ that the statement in the Sunbury Ga.
etle waa false. Such contemptible means as are
rcsoi led toby Horton's fi tends, to impose upon,
and deceive the people, are shsmefuL We want
no stronger evidence of a bad causa and want of
argumtnt to support their candidate, than a resort
to u a law and cot.mptible tricks.
07" We have contradicted by extracts from Ihe
Journals, some of the false sia'emcnts of the Sunbuiy
Gaxette and Milton Ledger, concerning the daib
pay and the salaries of the Judgrs. , Ws can
satisfy every candid man in a short time, that
all the slang they'pub'ish about Mr. Hegins is
equally as false. - m
q3 Mr. Yuungmsn dsres us to biing him the
gentleman who ssid that he had rail d Governor
Porter a Irsiior to the party, ami would not
le re-elected." Any time that Mr. Youngmm
wishes to know he can have Ihe name of the
gentleman by calling upon as. We ran assure
him that be is a respectable and rei-ponsiblo
(J3 We refi r our readers to a sketch of "the
standing army." as the wings csll ir, recommended
by Washington and others. It will be seen thai
the proj 'ct recommended by Mr. Poin It. is n.,i
new, but similar to the one recommended by Gen.
Washington; end that Mr. Vsn Buren. who in
fact had nothing to do with it, would not l.sve been
so censuraMe, if he even had recommended it, Mr
Van Buren and his fri mis would like, to see the
militia eyaiem improved, and we ak, who would
Cj We have received the September and Octo
ber numl era of the Lsdy's Book. This work seems
to have arrived to a degree of popularity, that pla
ces it beyond competition. '1 he contributors to the
lady's Book ate among the be4 and most popular
writers in the country. The whole work is execn
ted with a degree of taste ard nentn B4, that does
infinite credit to Mr. Godey, the puM shcr. The
Octobtr number is embellished with an engraving
entitled, "Happy aa a Kirg," thil surpasses any
thing we have ever seen in an Amoiican P.iioJi
The friends of Horton, in ordei to deceive the
people, have reported that this picas after the elec
tion will come out in favour of ti e Whigs. Now
we state to all who are subscribers to our pser, or
may choose to subscribe, that they m.y withdraw
their subscriptions as soon a weehangour diiic,
and (hit we will not charge them one cent for ihe
subscription to our paper, in that event.
The Milton Ledger has m-de an attack on the
Kcy.toi e," and through it, an attatk on the ad
minis ration of Gov. Porter, aa Ihe following ex
tract from an article in the ledger will prove:
"The n, w pap. r established in our county town
was gleaned from the office of the K vs one. at
Harr shurg, the reputed organ of the rtgeticy ut the
capuoi, w. icn nas ciueu me to make many s ir
mtses, wnten si prtttnl 1 shall lupprttt."
At present they say ihey wi.l suppress the sur
mises, but after the election we may expect to see
the Ledgrr, and Horton's lesJing friends, out a-
gainst Porter and the democratic party.
Again they spak ol "the second branch of the
Keystone," A Potter Stone," which we uppoe
they intrnJ for Porter Stone, Thus you see, they
HtfUllil to IIUII'UHI Ul Uvhimw i.i vu...viml tvUIJ
the Keystone, which is the leading democratic pa
per at Harrisburg. What can all this mean I
Let every true democrat look at the fo'lowing
calculation, and then tell us what ihey think o
such democrats aa are now trying to break up the
psriy, by pushing forward such a man as Jes
se C. Horton. You will see, if these Horton
leadirs are suffered to go on much longer,
lie wbigs will get a mojoriiy on the other side of
the river. A few years ago, the democratic m ijon
ty on the other side was nearly tqiiul to ours, which
is now nearly 700. They have therefore lost near
ly 350 votes in that time.
In 1SH5 the mnj.iniy iu the Forks was 643
In 18JS it was only 322
In 1835 the majority on this side the liver wss 570
In 1838 it was C58
Democratic gain, tH
Democratic mnjority on this fide in 1R33, 658
Democratic rm.joiiiy in the Foiks in 1838, 322
Difference in our favor, 33G
In 1835 our majority was greater by
In 1838 it was grtaur by
Yet there fellows have all the officers on their aide
of ihe river, and want to break up Ihe pally, because
wu wont let them have the m ruber of assembly,
and every thing they ark for.
A Hope less Job.
Youngman is laboring very hard to prove that
Hegios is opposed to the Sham kin coal region!
Don't you remenib. r, Mr. Youngman, the many
speeches in favor of that coal legion, made by Mr.
Hegins while in the legislature, and published in
your pap r 1 If you don't the people do. You had
better give it op, and try to prove to your readers
that the Court Howie and public offices ought to
be removed to No thumberland, and that Jesse C.
Horton is the veiy man to have it done. It is raid
that you will remove your press to Northumber
land before long, snd if you could lake the Register
snd Recorder's office with you, it would I a very
convenient for you indeed ! !
It is pretended by the friends of Horton that he
will go against the btnks. Horton is a contractor
arid baa at this very time borrowed thousands from
the Northumberland Bank to finish his connect on
the North Branch Canal. He wants to go to tha
Assembly so that he may have more influence snd
get himself and bis fiivuds more jobs, and tben he
will be ob iged to boirow ihouaanda wore to go on
with his work. Do you think that Horton, who
is so much indebted to the bsnks already, snd who
will get contracts snd borrow more, will vo e to
compel the banks lo pay specie! Never. . lie is
the very men who will go for giving the banks a
WAR! WAR!! WAR!!!
HORRIBLE CARN.1GE ! DREADFUL
CONFLICT WITH SIX YARDS OF MU
LIN! -.TERRIBLE ONSLAUGHT ON
THE NAMES OF VAN BVREN, JOHN
SON, PORTER AND HEGINS I ! MIR.
ACULOUS ESCAPE OF THAT OF C.
, W, HEGINS! ! f I
- A sailor ton, in jerkin blue,
The strange appearance viewing,
Frt d d his eyes, tn grvst surprise,
Then swore there WHsmiachicfbrewing."
Battle of the Krgs.
Thf (if h day of October, 1840, will long be re
membered in the onniils of the good pr-ople of Nor
thumberland. Since the renowned 'Battle of the
Ken," there hss never been so grand a military
dispt iy , ss on this bluodleu occasion. The sun,
on ih it morning, arooe in all the mnjesty of his
splendor. The I all hick ry p, Jo that ha I leene-
rec:ed on the Saturday previous, still remained un
si-aih'd and erect. The banner, with the names of
Van Puren, Johns m, Porter and Hegins, waa gen
tly floating in the breeze, near the summit of the
towering pole. This proveJ to be but a calm ihit
presaged the coming storm that was then brewing.
A commotion of the elements of wsr was soon
plainly viible in certain quarters. The staff, un
der the immediate command of Gon. Honon, were
summoned forthwith to a council of war. Severul
peecheu were made on the occaaion. "Grim visa
ged war has brushed up his wrinkled front," shouted
ne of the orators. We ate in Ihe midst of a Re
volution," said another. 'As the kit'en said when
running after her own tail," resK)iided a bystander,
'BLrodless as yet," resumed the orator. 'Landlord
lot us have something to drink," shouted another,
The banner, iuaecma, had become obnoxious in the
i yes i f those who had raised it, for re. sons t'.at we
can only gui ss at. Was it ihe bad comp my, that C
W. Hegins had got into, that incurred their lesent
ment. Be this as it may, it was unanimously reaolvvd
upon in councM that a detachment should be sent
lo effect a dislodgement of the names of I'uji Buren,
Johffton, Porter and Urging, from their high snil
commanding position, if possible. The content
.U..k I.I. . ...
imiugii uiilvwi, was tong ana severe, i tie name
of the gallant Richard M. Johnson, occupi d the
centre, so mingly aa conscious of victory as when
on the battle field of the Thames; looking down
with apparent contempt at thr- ruJv assailuuts b
neath hi in. Our worthy PrcsiJenl, Mabtin, occu
ied the Van detei mined to 'tick to Old H.ckory
to his friends, and lo the On of U country aa long
as theie wss a cord or a tie to bind them together
The names of Governor Port ir snd C. W. Hegins,
occupied the lines in the rearou the field of canvass,
After the first volley or two, it was evident that
thtir aim was rather tow. The commandrr-in
chief, however, recollecting the advice of h s ancient
and renowned prototype Colonel Hudibrax, that
- Cannon shoot the higher pitches.
The lower you put down the braeches."
soon rcrmdied that defect. The firing had now be
c me incessant. It was evident that the beseie4
jol.l . h.l I - .. im inai
the tun were already dreadfully cut and mangled
by tLe gallii g and almost incessant firing i f the
enemy. In a short time after, the upper and ad
vanced columns gave way, but tallied in their re
treat by gradually entwining themselves for support
around the elands dot old Hickory ! Jre the
lesigers rent the st with Irem ndous shouts. The
gallant Colon I Johnson, riddled as he was with
the flying Iu lets of the enemy, wonld have ex
claimed, no doubt, if he could have s oken under
these circumstances, "That there was another
Tecumuh in the field." The besiegers now follow
ed uptheadvantagethry had alrea ly gained w th
renewed vigor. Old Hickory aufT.-red most dread
fully in defence of the little band, but it waa evident
that Ihey must soon surrender. A short time after,
at an unexpected moment, the gallant little band,
comprising the names of Van Uuren, Johnson, Por
ter and Hegins fell i-mid the shouts ol their enemus.
" Oh what a fall was tlieie my country m n." The
fury with which the mangled forma of these names
were asauM slier they had Llien was uuly aston
ishing. Van Buren and Johns m sufll-red must
sever ly fivin the fire of the enemy. The Governor
too wss most uwfu ly prppeied. But what seemed
most miraculous waa, that C. W. Hegins eacsped
without s single ball having entered the body 0f
Ai name. I bus ended the most famous battle
that has been fought since Don Q nix one's famous
attack rip an the " Vt ind Mills."
Fellow Citizens, beware of Ihe slanders and sto
riea that are to le circulated just before, and on the
day of the election. We ut:der.Uod that the fiiende
of Ho: ton and the removal of the seat of justice from
Sunbury, have a whole dish, leady cooked ; snd
they inteud to have them ciiculsted just t firs ihe
election, so th t they cannot be contradicted in
time by the friends of Mr. Heg n. If the people
will csll on the friends of C W. Hegins, snd th.'se
opposed lo Ihe removal of th county seat from Sun
bury, they will prove to you by the journals, that ail
the alandrrs aod stories published in the G.sette
V. W. lleglu.
We sk the attention of our readers to an arti
cle we have copied from the American Sentinel, the
leading demociatic paper published at Philadelphia
The Sentinel ia of course not influenced by new
subscribers, nor by contracts on the canal' TVey
know that C. W. Hegins wss one of the fi mist
d. m crais in tha legislature thai he alwaya acted
with the democrats in supjiorting sound democratic
measures. There is not respectable democratic
paper in the state but what sppioses of the coume
of Mr. ILgii.s.
Will you voe to nd e simulating eon tractor to
lbs Assembly lo vote himself pay fur his contracts,
and who will be in favor of new work to gel him
self fat jobs, ul thus rua the slate millions mt.e in
BI2WAKI2 OF I'AlaMJIOOl).
The last Sunbury Gazette, filled with falsehoods,
from top to bottom has been kept back from the
people in town, and is not at this time sent aroun i
yet, fearing that the editor of this paper might get
hold of it, and expose its tabehoods. We, however
got hold of a stray fjaper sent into the country
yesterday. We will merely say, that there U not
a man living in Sham tkin or Coal WH-hip that
can be effected by the Nichols n claim. We huv.-
not time to say more, but state that we can sniffy
any one, that the whole paper from beginta to end
There was no procession at the Van Buren meet.
ing at Milton. Therefore the assertion of the Sun
bury Gazette, in relation in Mr. Hegins isalsts
Th Stats Cafitol Gazette waa opposed,
by Mr. Hegins last winter in getting the public
printing, on nccount of their opposition to Govern
or Porter. This is the reason of theii publishing
falsehoods aginst Mr. H. gins. They have been
hired to do so, by Horton's promising to vote for
It is not true, thst Mr. Hegins is in f.vor of this
work. When it was before the legislature at ihe
last session, he did not vote for it, ss the journal
shows, and the year before it passed without the
yeas and nays being called. Mr. Hegins, as chair
man of ihe Interniil Improvement Committee, re
ported a bill without a single company work in it,
and voted for that bill, and no other was parsed.
Another Orient Ion.
We are often asked, u who writes for Young
mans' piH-r 1" A few speculating contractors in
Norlhuinl erland, who want to get Horton to the
Assrmbly, so that they may get a share with him
in a few more fat j ls on the canal, What a glori
ous tirno these fallows, who have lived these ten
years by plunder, would have if Jese could have a
chance lo vote them their p iy for their work.
Jesse C. Horton
Applied lo G iVernor Poller lo be appointed Ap
praiser of Damages on the canal, but tho Governor,
knowing the man, refused to appoint him. J.se
wanted the Canal Commissioners to appoint him
supervisor on the canal, but they knew the man,
too, and refused to appoint him. Hence his oppo
sition to Governor Porter, and this is the reason
why t hone who sre oppose I to the Governor and
his aornini.tration are supporting Hor'on. Jesse
has hem constantly si king office snd has always
been rej cted, and he wilt again be rejected by the
people as incapable and unfit to re present them in
Gen. Frick came down here on Saturday last to
attend a whig meeting. He offered a resolution to
take up C. W. Hegins on the whig ticket. This
Ihe whigs voted dawn as Hegins was too much ol
a Loro Foco. The General's plan wa -, to injur.
Hegius with the Democrats, aud in this wsy get
- e- noti.iiu-loia"s ihi.i H rton
could do nothing against the vi higs in the l-gisla
lure, and hat they could easily manage him by
piointaing him a good cntract on the canal. Be
sides they want Horton to help remove the county
.est from this side of ihe liver.
Some of Horton's friends have endeavored to in
jure the election of Charles W. Hegins, by calling
him a lawyer. Such conduct is truly contemptible,
snd virtually an insult to the understanding of the
people. Let us ask, who was Patrick Henry, who
shook the walls of the House of D. b gates in Vir
ginia, with the thuuJei of his eloquence, in oppo
sition to Briii-h tyrani y , several yeais b lore the
dicliralion of independence, while some of h s
more tim d, yet brave associutes, sunk with instinc
tive fear, at the then supposed treason of this cham
pion of liberty 1 The concluding words of his
seech, ''Give me Liberty, or give me Death,'' will
never be fo gotten ss long as fneilom bs a votary.
Vet Patrick Henry was a lawyer. Who w.s Tho
mas JeflVrs.n, that apostle of liberty, the suthor of
our declaration of independence ! We answer, a
lawyer. Who waa James Madison, the principal
founder of our constitution ! We answer, a law
yer. Who was J lines Monroe, who fought and
bled for his country, in the Revolution 1 We an
awer, a lawyer. Who was Andrew Jackson, the
hero of New-Ot leans 1 We answer, be too was a
lawyer. Lastly, who is our president, Manin Van
Buren I We answer, he t o is a lawjer. JtUoV.
at the history of the Revolution, and you will see
that many of the fervent patrio s of that glorious
little band were lawyers.
Removal or the County Scat
We a-k our readers to resd the following notice
from the Milton ian It seems ihey are to bave a
meeting at Milton on Saturday next, to devise
neaus lo ri move ihe seat of Justice from Sunbury,
or to cut off a pa to, our County and form a new
one. It is said that Hoiton and some of his
friends have rnteied into an agreement with the
Bloomsburg peo, le lo help tin m to remote the
seat of Justice from Danville, if me r candidate
would go for removing it e County seat from Sun
bury. Thiy therefore call upon the friends of
llo'ton to be up and doing as Ihey can never have
a better ch ince to eff ct th ir object than the pres.
ei:t, if ihey only can suceed in getting Horton elec
ted. We have seen several letters stati g that
the friends of Hoiton were secretly si woik, and
were trjing to keep the people on this side in the
dsk. This is probably the reatou thai the Wunhury
Gaxette denies thst ihe Mdtonian ever publsheO
any thing about it. We hops they will tloxly in
spect this week's pr, and not pretend lo deny it
by saying they never seen jr. If Mr. Youngman
is determined to go in favor of the Speculating
Contractor, who will be in favor ol adding mill ens
to the state debt, so that ha and his Irien la c-u get
contracta and j bs on the pubbe works, let biia, in
the name of common souse ! do so. But then, he
should not try to 1 p thirgs in Ihe d,k, and
tilimllold the people, when he Fees a sett of pecu
htora trying to ruin their interests. If be thought
it would injure Morton, he ah-uld bave kept quiet
ami said nothing rather than deceive the people.
we nope be will not deny that ihe following is
taken from the Miltonisn. We will keen the paper
and aho v it to every one who will call on us t
twien this and the election, or on the election day.
Q 3 Q. Q 9 ;
FROM THE MILTO.Ma,
"We insert the foll.iwme notice becau e it eina
na es from a lespectablc source , but we shall opp ee)
any meeting of ihe kind at the present. It is time
eoougn, oyrer the Election. t sgilste the remov
nllffnlliin if it mi.. i k. kcO-i...!
' Citt2nt of the Fork ! Rally ' Rally ! "
The citizens ol the Fi.rks, int. tested in the removal "
of the Scat of Justice from Sunbury to Northumier
land, are requested to attend a mn ting at me Town
Hull in Milion, on Saturday afterno m 10th insl.
st 3 P. M. te m.ike some preparatory airangr
inents. The times are propitious tor this object.
We now have the she.iff on our side, snd we will
h ive the member of AssemMy, provided we are not
recreant to our own interest We wid find help
and aid from our neighboring counties. Come then
fellow cilia n, cast party publics aside, and let us
fight side by srde for ottr own best interest-'. We
have been already too much imposed upon by the
ounnury interests. Many lax i'ayert"
The i:tra Pay.
We publish below the vote upon Mr. Nill's a
mend i.ent to the resohition ti stop the pay while
the members were at home, and the final vote on
the resolution. It will be seen that Mr Hegins vo
ted, not only to stop the daily pay, but the mihage
too; and he voted against referring it to the com
mittee on accounts, by which the members got the
pay. Read and judge for ymitvelves t
"And the Resolution being again before the
House, a motion was made by Mr. Nill,
To amend the same, by striking therefrom all that
follows the word "Resolvrd," and inserti g in lieu
ther. of those words J By the senate and house of
representatives, that the members nf the legislature
W not receive jor diem allowance from ihe ad
journment on ihe 1 7ih day of April last, until the
I2t!iday of May, 1840; nor shall they receive mile
age for going to Harri-burg and returning to their
several places of abode.'
And on the question, will the House agrn so to
The yeas end nays were required by Mr. Zeilin
and Mr, George ai.d are follow, viz:
Messrs. Alb iglit, Anderson, Baily, Rarslow,
Bentier, Hotinr.ll. Urodheid, Brunei, Casset, Church,
Cle, Colt, Cox, Crabb, Field, Fillrerl, Fisher, Flan
nery. Flenniknn, Flick, Fogel, Ford, George, Gra
ham, Gr..tz. Griffin, Gr Inths, Harts lorne, H EUIN S
of Nortliuo.b il .nd, If iitgins of Huntingdon, Hm
di.rson, Herr, Hill, Hmcbman, Hoge of Mi-rcer,
Holmes, Hottenntein, Humrml, Johnrton, Jones,
Kaufluisn, Keim, Kintzle. Kutz, Law. Lee, Leidy,
Loy, Lyons, M-Ciure, M Ktnstry, Morgan, J ill,
Park, Penniinan of Allegheny, I'enrose, Riiter, Ro
berts, Sch enr, Smith, Mmyser, Snodxrass, Snow
den, Snyder, Suckel, Strohecker, Wilson, Zeilin
aud Zimmerman. 60.
Messrs. Andrew. Bu.ler, Carothers, Caolbiugh,
Darie Goodwin, Hamlin, Heltfonstein, Henry,
II .gc of Green, H urchins, L ive, M Po aell, Morri
son. Morion, Pemiimnn of 1'hila.lelphia, Sprolt,
Wilcox and H ipkn s, speaker. 10.
Salaries of I lie Judges.
The Ledger and Sunbuiy Gazelle have respec
tively affirmed, that Mr. Hegios voted to add
$100 to the aaluries of the judges. He votsu
aoaihst it, as the fdlowing extiact from the
Journal of 1838-9 vol. 1, page 1480, will prove.
The bid from the Journal, entitled "an act to in
corporate the Easton Iron Company," being under
cou?iile ation, Mr. T. S. Smith moved to amend
the eeclion by adding the following words thereto:
"Thai from and after the first day of January
one thousand eight huudnd and thim-nine, each
of the judges of the Hujiiem- Court ..f this com
m n we dth eball rrceivr all addili n of four hun
dred dofars put annum lo his p.esenl a larj, each
of Ihe judgis leaine I in the law of the several
eouria of ihe city of Philadelphia au inrr.ao of
six hundred dollai per annum; each of the judges
barnid in the law ol liie i-eieial couit in too
County of Allegheny, n iucrraae ol five hundred
Oollaii per annum, and each of the president judges
of the several euils of common l.a. within this
commonwealth and the president judgi s of iho dis
trict court eoiniiOiwd of the Counties of Erie, Cnw
ford, and Venango, au bureau nf four hundred dol
lars per annuo to th.'tr present salaries; aiid
increase to be paid in the sa.ue manner iheii present
salaries are pay ible.
And on the question, will the house agree so ta
The yeas and nsya weie nquiud by Mr. Rey
nolds and Mi. Hill of Berks, snd are as follows, vix :
Messrs. Beaty, Broadhead, Bruuer, Camber,
Ca-ecl, Cox, Cial'b, J. Cunningham, T. H. Cun
ningham, D ller, Ehrman, Field, Fuok.Gratx, Ham
lin, lleltr, n-Uin, J. II, rr. Hinchm in, Hulcliins,
Kendig, Kettlewell, Kintzle, Konijin her, Laveny,
Long, M'Dowell, M Kinslry, N. s iitt, Penrose, Pray
Puiviai ee, liicharJson, Hitter, Ryan, Sheriff, Kmult
of Franklin, G R. Smith, T. S. 8. Xmiih, Spaik
man, .U'veiH, SiurJiVant, Watts, Vay, Wilcox,
Zei in. 45
Messrs. Anderson, Amir, ws Chandh r, Coll,
Coolh.ugh, Cu, in, Dare, Dougl is, Evans, Feely,
Flenn ken. Goris. II EGOS, Hill of Berks Hill,
West'd. Hoge, Jones, Kerr, Love, MonWhun, Morti
mer, Morton, Puik, Ramsay, lieynolda, Scho. ner,
Shearer, rSorntt, tSin.h.cker, Waiborn, Woodouru,
Work, Yosi, Hopkius, tpo iker. 31."
The name of Mr Hegius is among the nays, anJ
thus the falsehood of the charge is made apparent,
Mr, Hegins hss been charged by his opponents
with having voted lo raise the wuges of ihe mem
bers of the legislature lo rot a dollars a day. The
newspapers that published lliesl.nder, merely make
Hie statement, and do not publi.h extracts from the
journals of the house, so ss to sjiresd the whole pro
ceeding before the people. The following is ihe
b II that was before the house on the subject, and
Mr. Ilegii s voted agsinst it. The act of 1814 te
ferred to, mi-sd the wages to four dollars pvr Jav
and the -cl el 1821 .educed them to fires, wbif-a i
the price uow paid to members. If lbs act o ,8 .1
bad uet-n realed, and that of tilt revived, aa pro
posed in lire following actiou. the daily pty wouli
have been raised again lo four d 'ilaia, uaakt
these preparatory rem arks, that all our readers utsj
nndrrsiand the question that waa Ufor the house
The Sib section of bill No. 336 being bsf re tht
houe, vv: Vol. I, term 18-3, psaje 61 Cf