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Milfard, Pa ?.5arcli 7 18 10.
Tenas( $2,00 in advance ; $2.25, half yearly ; and $2,50 if not
paiu ocioie me ena 01 iuc year.
POR PRESIDENT :
Gen.. William Henry Harrison,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT :
The communication of "Fairplay" is received,
we have no objection whatever to insert the article;
but the author must recollect that we publish noth
ing unless accompanied by the real name of the
ter as a teacher beloved by his pupils, master of
several languages, and might have been eminently1
uswil to society, had he not been the subject of
&h habitual and fatal vice. In a state of intoxica
tion he found a watery grave. Reader, shun a
vice at once so insidious and destructive.
We do not presume, that we are the only
ones, who have been, watching the course of the
administration party, in regard to the banks ; therc
foie we make the enquiry. Can any one tell ex
actly the doctrine, the friends of Gen. David R.
Porter advocate, in relation to the Banks? We
are accustomed to hear much boasting about "con
sistency and fixed principles" from that party; and
before the last election it was settled with tltjmas
a grand maxim, that every " little monster" who
refused to shall out the "shiners," should be anni
hilated, and the charter of the U. S. Bank was to
be repealed... Now so far as we can collect facts
on the subject their "fixed principles" are about as
changeable as air, and their "consistency" noth
ing but inconsistency. Now after all, these sapi
ent lawgivers are in a quandary how to make the
"little sarpents" pony up, and show by their imbe
cility and indecision, that they are wholly unfit for
the crisis to which our state is brought, or rather to
which they have brought it. Such will be the
state of affairs till the people rise in their majesty
and shake off" the shackles of party, and bid such
men stay at home, as have no other qualifications for
the sacred trust of Legislating for a free people, but
their boistrous professions of attachment to the
regular democratic party; by which they mean, su
preme attachment to their own interests.
We have nojiesitation to charge the present em
barrassmem of our state, to the weak policy of j
such weak men. To whom is it chargable, that
Thirty-Four Millions of Dollars, or a great pro
portion of it at least, have been expended in public
improvements in such a manner as not to pay the
interest of the money expended for their comple
tion! We answer it is to the policy of such rabid
Agrarians as are hanging on to tho Bank bill
in our Legislature. Theyare loath tairivn. nn jj"
xamarlW" .wfe --Vmer and all the
Sarpents," lest the " dear people" should think,
that they were " inconsistent." Out upon such
consistency, when men see they are on the wrong
track, had they not best " wheel about" or " turn
about" like David R., for they might see as well as
he, if they were half drunk that the rabid Agrarian
policy of the party would not do, and that pushing
the Banks too hard would not better the matter,
we are happy to see that, he had independence e-
nough once, to recommend legislation for the' pep
ple in contra-distinction from party; even if it is
true that he was a "little how come you so" as is
: ffirmed by some of his friedns, if that was the fact
the good ''critcr" has a different effect on him from
most men, for it commonly drives wit out instead
of in, his case certainly forms an exception, and it
would be a fine thing if a special appropriation was
made for " 0 be joyful" for the benefit of his ex
cellency and some members of the house, possibly
they might once or twice during the session stag
ger into a measure that would benefit the country.
The highest praise is due the Governor for his
course thus far, and also to those of his particular
fxiends who have pursued his recommendations.
IE? We are happy to hear "The Spectator,"
speak out its sentiments on the subject of taxation,
we prepared an article on the subject some time J
since, and subsequently we shall publish it. Let
every untrammeled press in the State speak foith
the sentiments of the people fearlessly on this sub
ject. ID3 The great covention on the 22d ult. of the
people of Ohio, was the largest ever held in the
United States numbering upwards of twenty
thousand people ! Reazin Be all, of Wayne coun
ty, was President. Thomas Corwin, of Warren
countywas nominated by the convention for Governor.
ICP We are informed, by a friend, that Dr. Thos.
Gratton, on Sunday last, on his way to visit one
of his patients, was thrown from his sulkey and
narrowly escaped with his 1Mb, and not without
some severe bruises on his head and different parts
of the body. It was occasioned by thespringing
of a horse with his rider against the wheel of the
vehicle. A dog of the smaller order issued from
the house opposite which theywere, and bit the
horse in tho heel. A greater nuisance can't well
exist, than dogs of this character the man that
keeps one of them to jeopardize the lives of his
neighbors or travellers on horseback, ought to have
his claret tapped, by theirteeth, two or three times
a day, about the heel. We have been annoyed
ourselves by them, and those who have favorites
of this grade, if highly valued had better keep them
in a safer place than under our horses heels.
THE WAXES OP DEMOCRACY IN NEW
That our readers may see the prospects for Mr.
Van Burnn and his Federal friends in New York,
we extract the following results of the town Elec
tions that are now going on in that State. They
are the first fruits that have come to hand, and
show that the Democracy of that State is going to
bury Federalism in November nest, as tne waves
of the Red Sea did Pharoah and liis army. Daily
From the Broome Republican.
DEMOCRACY TRIUMPHANT! FEDER
249 Whig Majority !
THE FIRST GUN FOR HARRISON IN THE COUNTY 0E
Our annual Town Election was held on Tues
day, the 11th inst.
The federalists contested every inch of ground
at the polls, and rallied with a zeal which would
have insured success in a good cause. But the
Whig current was too strong for them. It was
irresistable. The true democracy of the town
came out like men who knew how and were deter
mined to do their duty. Since last called upon to
exercise the privileges of expressing their senti
ments through the medium of the ballot-box, the
Harbison Banner has heen TJgfurled. Trumnet-
tongued i3 the response which the Democracy of
the town oi onenango have given to the Harnsburg
nomination. This is the kind of response which
the true friends of liberty delight to hear a res
ponse which fills with fear and trembling the hearts
of the federalists, whose hopes have been so sadly
crushed. Our whole ticket is elected by an aver
age majority of TWO HUNDRED AND FOR
TY. For Supervisor, TWO HUNDRED AND
FORTY-NINE ! ! being a Whig train of ONE
HUNDRED AND SIXTY-ONE since last sDrina-
and ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE
SINCE LAST FALL ! So much for the popu
larity of the "Hero of the Thames." This elec
tion decides the political character of the county
of Broome. We shall give a large majority for
Harrison next fall.
Town of ConMin, whig by 35 maioritv last
xufstaevixre whig last fall federal.
Colesville, whig, 58 majority-
last spring 33.
-whig gain from
Correspondence of the Albany Evening Journal.
FIRST IIARRIS05 GUN TROM MONTGOMERY.
Fonda, Feb. 11, 1840.
We have this day witnessed the expiring throes
of Locofoceism in this, the county town of Mont
gomery. Mohawk, upon the "sober second
thought," has dismissed from the effice the vassals
of the " Northern man with Southern principles."
We" have canvassed the votes for Supervisor, Clerk
and Collector, and our average majority is 25.
Put this down a Harrison gain since last
town election of -15.
Our opponents have pushed their fortunes with
a desperation never before witnessed at an elec
tion in our town. But the people marshalled un-
1 -V TT - 1 . l t
aer ine narnson oanner, met ana gave tnem a
foretaste of the Tippecanoe defeat awaiting them
. r ii mi t
nextiaii. xne ziarnson oanner now waves m
triumph over one, at least, of the towns in old Re
gency-ridden Montgomery, it drawn upon next
tall lor 40 majority, the wings ot Mohawk will seo
to it that the draft is not dishonored.
( Gen. Harrison is the author of an Act of
Congress giving a Pension to the soldiers of the
Revolution. He was then in the senate of the U.
States. The law, as it existed before that time, on
ly provided for those who were so poor as to be
chargable on the towns.
Death by Drowning. At Bushkill, on Thurs
day evening. 27tn ult mthe darkness of the night,
a man by 'the name of Bcrkett, in maki.jg his way
to the tavern, following in all probability in the di
rection orhe light, missed the bridge and fell into
the Bushkill, a stream well known as the boundary
between this county and Monroe, and was drown
ed. Hcjwas Jbund on the following Saturday be
low the house of Mr. Schoonover. We forbear to
make comments, but simply add, that the man was
-oiie, who pesoessed many amiable traits of charac-
From the Raleigh Star.
FACTS FOR THE PEOPLE.
He who is anxious to ascertain the true
character of William Henry Harrison, has no
oiner species oi labor to periorm man to open
the volume of faithful and impartial history, and
he will there find recorded not merely a few
scattered incidents which are calculated to en
hance the measures of glory, and to win for him
the undenying affections of his countrymen ;
but he will find facts as thick as the leaves of
autumn strewed over the whole surface of his
public career, bearirg testimony to the value of
his public services, and disclosing in vivid
characters, in which he has been held both by
his country and by the freeman in that country.
We subjoin a few and only a few of the testi
monials which have been rendered to the char
acter of this illustrious patriot and hero. Let
the People dwell upon those expressions of
gratitude, and judge whether any other than
an eminent and deserving man could have re
LOOK HERE ! ! !
In the year 1809, the Territorial Legislature
of Idiana passed a resolution unanimously, in
which the re-appointment of General Harrison
as Governor of Indiana was requested; and the
following extract from the resolution will show
how his services were appreciated by the citi
zens of Indiana, and how enthusiastically they
were devoted to the person and character of
the devoted hero. Here follows the extract in
" We, (the House of Representatives,) can
not forbear recommending and requesting the
President and Senate of the United States,most
earnestly in our names and in the names of our
constituents, the re-appoiutment of our present
Governor, William Henry Harrison, because he
possesses the good wishes of his fellow-citi
zens : because we believe him to be sincerely
attached to this Union, the prosperity of the U
States, and the administration of the govern'
ment ; because we believe rum in a superior
degree capable of promoting the interests of our
Country, from long experience and laborious at
tention to its concern,from his influence over the
Indians, and his wise and disinterrested man
agement of that department ; and because we
have confidence in his virtues, talents and Re
Look at this too ! ! !
Just let us dwell for a moment on what was
said of General Harsison in time of the last
war, when every patriot heart was overflowing
with gratitude for his splendid services, and
when every patriot heart was lending an enthu
siastic tribute to his merits. Let us particularize,
pause, and weigh the approving sentence which
was passed upon the merits of the Hero of
Tippecanoe by Simon Snyder, the pure, and
the patriotic, warm-hearted and Democratic
Governor oPPennsylvania, m his message to
the Legislature in 1813. Here it is :
" I he blessings of thousands of women and
children, rescued from the scalping knife
and tomahawk of tho ruthless savage of the
MARK the following !!!
Only hear what was said of the Hero of
Tippecanoe by one who is now a Van Buren
man but who then spoke what he now thinks
concerning General Harrison. Just hear what
the present Vice President of the U. States,
Colonel Richard M. Johnson, said of General
Harrisonj in a speech which he once made in
Congress. Here is what the colonel say3 ;
"Who is General Harrison 1 the son of one
of the signers of the Declaration of Indepen
dence, who spent tne greater part of his fortune
in redeeming the pledge he then gave of his
" fortune, life and sacred honor' to secure the
noenies oi his conntry."
" Of the career of General Harrison, (con
tinues Colonel Johnson,) I need not speak.
The history of the West is his history. For
forty years he has been identified with its in
terests, its perih and its hopes. Universally
beloved in the walks of peace and distinguish-,
ed by his utility m the councils of his country
he has been yet more illustriously distinguish
ed in the held."
" During the last war, General Harrison was
longer in active service than any other General
officer, (not excepting General Jackson even.
TT- 1 r. .1 .. '
iae was peruaps oiiener in action man any oth
er ohicer, (not excepting General Jackson,)
and never sustained a deleat."
SEE HERE AGAIN' !!?
Could he be any other than one of the most
gallant soldiers who drew the following spon
taneous tribute of applause from the celebrated
General Wayne, during the Revolutionary war?
Hear what General Wayne says in a letter to
the Secretary of War, in which an account was
given of a bloody battle which had just taken
place with the Indians in the year 1792 ;
"My faithful and gallant Lieutenant Harri
son, rendered the most essential services, by
communicating my ordere in every direction,
and by his conduct aud bravery in exciting the
troops to press for victory."
Mark this too ! ! !
Hear What is said of General Harrison in a
speech delivered lately in the National conven
tion which met at Harrisburgh by Judge Bur
nett, of Ohio, one of the most talented, patri
otic and distinguished Republicans in the Uni
ted States of America.
" In the finer qualities of his heart no in
dividual can claim a preference to General
Harrison ; to borrow the strong expressive
language, of my friend fiom Kentucky, Gene
ral Metcalf, Harrison has an expanded
heart, and it is always in its right place.
Though brave as Napoleon, he has much of the
milk of human kindness. Benevolence and the
desire to better tho whole human family pre
dominate in his soul and are constantly forcing
themselves into action. In dress he is plain
suming. When seen engaged on his farm,
which is his daily occupation and necessarily
followed to obtain his daily bread, you cannot
distinguish him from tho appearance of his
dress from any of his brother farmers, who are
laboring in his vicinity. His house is open to
all, and its hospitalities free for all, whether
high or low, rich or poor. It is not exaggera
tion when I say, believe me, sir, if he had
but one dollar, he would not, because he could not,
refuse to divide it with a friend in distress."
Such are some of the testimonies which have
beenborne to the merits of William Henry Har
rison, by 6ome of the distinguished men in this
country. Let the people dwell upon them, and
reward him with their confidence agreably to
Balatine, Tuesday night,
February 12, 1810,
The canvass of the town has just closed. After
a struggle of more than eight years, Old Palatine
lias declared for the people. Our old staunch and
true friend, Mr. J. DiUinback, is elected supervisor
by 8 majority. Our opponents had their strongest
man on the course, J. P. Pox.
In Charlestown the Harrrson flag waves trium
phanly. Whig supervisor elected by 50 majority.
Canajoharie has given the locos a taste of Tip
pecanoe. Whig supervisor, justice, &c, 105 ma
jority. Last year loco foco from 30 to 50.
The board of supervisors, last year, was 9 federl
alists to one whig. This year 5 to 5 ! !
Urbana, Steuben no., whig supervisor elected.
Last fall 40 loco foco majority.
GENUINE LOCO FOCOISM THE TEST.
The New Era, a newspaper published in the
city of New York, which is regarded as an ortho
dox expounder and champion of the doctrines of
Van Burenism, has issued its orders to the party
in the following stvle. After pointing: his readers
to the anti-bank doctrines of Mr. Van Buren's mes
sage, the editor says "After this, anv man who
justifies a paper currency of any kind is a whig,
and has no right to rank himself a friend to the pre
sent administration" This is coming to the point,
and we wait to see whether the Hartford Regncy
will adopt this new party test.
WORKING MEN BEHOLD !
Mr. Buchanan of Pa. one of the principal pillars
oi the oio federal party, and who has ever been
been as zealous in his support of the administra
tion, as he and Mr. Van were in opposing the re
election of Mr. Madison during the lale war. advo
cated in a set speech delivered in the Senate of the
United States, the passage of the Sub-Treasury
billon the ground it "will enable the capitalist
engaged in manuiactures ot every description, to
contend advantageously with freigners for sup
ply ine the market of the world, bv reducing the
wages of the laborino MEN in his EMPLorMENT." j and ostentatious, in manners affable and unas
Small Notes. During the past week, a
large number of petitions have been presented
before the Legislature, seking for a law to per-
- .1 Tl I .1 1.1
inu me Banns m issue one, two and tnree
dollar notes. Of these petitions a number
were sent from Easton, and, as we have been
informed, under the following circumstances.
the petitions were got up here by some of the
prominent members of the loco foco party, and
so anxious did they appear to have the Leg
islature grant their prayers, that for fear of
losing their influence they would not allow a
whig to sign, but sent some of their own men
through the town for the purpose of having
their papers filled wtih the names and hand
writings of " the faithful." These are the same
men who when we had a good currency, and
the times were prosperous cried out most lust
tly to have all notes under ten or twenty
dollars banished from circulation ; and would
listen to nothing but the fallacious promises of
the Administration, of a gold and silver curren
cy. Now, though the assurances their party
leaders gave them, have resulted exactly as
the Whig Stauesman and Editors foretold, in
an almost total stagnation of enterprize, a de
struction of Commerce, a ruin of Maufactures,
and a state bordering on misery for a large por
tion of the mechanics and day laborers. Now,
though they are compelled to ask for a law au
thorizing that which they most rcpudiatcd.and
are infinitely farther from a Gold and Silver
era than they were before they" turned a cred
ulous ear to the vain promises of the Dema
gdgues in power. Yes trange to tell, they still
(in Easton) profess to be lavorable to the men
who have so shamefully deceived them, and in
the midst of their miseries, with a reckless in-
atuation, cling to the leaders,of their so-styled
Deriiocratic parly. They think now if they
have small notes, all will again be right, and the
country will once more become prosperous
But their anticipations are vain, and as sure as
they rest on them they will be a second time
most wofully deceived. Small notes, indeed,
would be an accommodation to the community.
m the shape of change but the evil lies deep
er than this. Tho measures of our Govern
ment officers are at variance with the prosperity
of the country; the peculiarity ofourinstitu
tionx rrrmiro -u-15Vti'- -7'"i jC pUDUC policy
man mai pursued lor me last 10 years. To se
cure this, a change of public servants is reau
red ; and unless our neighbors consent to
join with us, so that that can be effected, they
must continue to groan beueath the calamities
they now complain of. Easton Whig.
MR. BUCHANAN AFRAID OF THE
The Madisonian says"; " Several very
IMPORTANT SENTENCES delivered be
fore the Senote on the question of the Snd
treasuryby Messrs. Walker & BUCHANAN
are said to be OMITTED in the written
We have also been credible informed that,
upon the application of an ex-member of Con
gress in Connecticut, Mr. Buchanan has writ
ten a letter which is now used in that State, tho'
not published, for the purpose counteracting
the declaration made by HIM in the senate
that the effect of the Sub-treasury would be to
NULLIFY THE TARIFF by bringing the
wages oi labor m this country to an equality
with the wages of labor in the HARD MON-
DESPOTISMS OF EUROPE."
We do not wouder that Mr. Buchanan is afraid
to let the people know his principles on this
subject and that he resorts to' low tricks to
keep from the people of the North the argument
he used in favor of reducing the wages of labor
in iree states to an equality of Slave labor
and down to a level with the labor in those coun
tries in Europe where the poor man i3 obliged
to support his family on six pence a day.
He.was obliged to advocate these doctrines
01 the administration, on the floor of the Uni
ted States Senate ; but he knew the consequon
ences of their promulgation in tho Northern
States, and he has basely stooped to falsify and
ujuiauicixiis own words. The written Speech
which Is published in the newssfmm-s nf thla
State is a different thing from the one delivered
in me senate. He endeavors to cover his nn
sition in it so that they may not bo understood
by the working people with all the efforts to
mistify, enough of the cloven foot remains to
show the nature of tho animal. We want no
mure man he has given us. Take it together
win hiu ma uiai lie nas converted all his real
estate into money, bonds, and mortgages, to be
ready for speculating on tho misfortunes of the
poor, and me case is made out.Dailu Tele
inewspaper Postage. Mr Hnnrv r P,
has offered resolutions in the House, to instruct
the Committee on -Post-offices. &c. to inmiim
into the expediency of so altering the rates of
postage, that all newspapers shall be carried by
mail in tho respective counties where they aro
published, without charge.
The same Committee have been instructed
to inpuire into the expediency of reducing the
rates of postage generally.
February 29, 1840.
Iu Senate, a large number of petitions wiro
presented that the banks may be allowed to is
sue small notes.
Tne Bank bill then came up for final passage.
Mr. Rrown moved that the Senate go into
committee of the whole, for the purpose of
amending the second section of the bill by a
substitute, not materially varying its objects. Oa
this motion there was some debate, in which
Messrs. Wiliams, Penrose, Brown and Fraley
took part, when Mr. Williams moved an amend
ment, that the Senate go into committee of the
whole for general amendment. This was neg
atived 18 to 13, and Mn!Browii's motion car
ried by the same vote. , The amendment was
then made in committee of the whole, when the
bill came up forjfinal passage.
Mr. btrohm took the floor in opposttion to the
ill. He spoke at length again3t it. He said
it was an hermaphrodite bill' ineffectual to its
object but a bill so formed that those who de
sired its passage for party reasons, must vote
against it, and those who feared its pasage
must'vote for it. Should the bill be effectual ,it
would dring ruin on the Commonwealth. He
named counties which would be insolvent. He
said there had been presented in SenateHO pe
titions against a too early resumption of specie
payments. He concluded by moving that the
Senate do again resolve itselt into a committee
of the whole far the purpose of introducing a
substitute, which he read. The substitute al-
owed the banks to issue small notes for the
space of two years, payable on demand in spe
cie, under pain of forfeiture.
Mr.Bell said he might be in favor ot such a
pioposition under other circumstances, but ho
had solemnly come to the conclusion to to help
the dominant party in the Senate carry out such
measures as they saw fit to propose. 1 he res
ponsibility would rest upon them, and he would
not assume any, by thwarting their object.
Mr. Brown didt not believe the proposition
would afford any relief. The motion was then
negatived, yeas 6, nays 23. Mr. Spackman
spoke at length against the bill in a most elo
quent appeal to the judgment ot the cseiia'e.
He was followed by Mr. Penrose, who occupi-
the floor till about 4 o'clock' in speech of great
ability and in his best style of argument, when
the vote was taken and the bill finally passed
yeas 16 nays 11.
In the House the Bank bill was also unuer
discussion. Mr. Hopkins offered an amend
ment to graduate the time for resumption, and
not reqnire payment ot all oDiigations at once.
After a long debate tins amendmeut was nega
tived. Mr. Brodhead then offered an amendment,
that in case of a demand by a non-spedie pay
ing.bank specie shall not" be required. This
was also negatived, and the House then adjourned.
A State Tax and Cast Iron Bill. It will be
kep, in ming that Gov. Porter has recommend
ed a State tax. The- query in every mind 13
what has occasioned this necessity for the re
commendation 1 We intend from time to time
to give a little light upon the subject. Oue fact
in point, is sufficient, at presont to set the reader
to thinking. We give it stark naked, to be -its
own commentator. The Legislature, last-win
ter uuder the reignof Loco Focoism passed an
" Act to Incorporate the laston Iron Company,
and for other purposes." Such is the title "of
the act. 1 hrough the interstices of this cast iron,
bill shines out the yellow gold. In plain Eng;
mnch as the citizens of Pennsylvania maymar
vel at it, means " an act to increase the salaries
of the Judges of this commonweatlh." As if asha
med to come to the light, a clause effecting
this object was incorporated into an Easton Iron
Company Bill, and thus passed the Legslature.
This " and for other purposes," takes out of
the pockets of the people some TWELVE
THOUSAND or MORE DOLLARS annually
and puts them into the pockets of the Judges
through the state, in addition to what were sup
posed to be liberal salaries. How do you like
fellow citizens, paying a state tax on an Iron
Bill? The people may have' the iron, but it
takes the Loco-Focos to take care of the gold,
except when they get on the hip of the U. S.
Bank, then " rags" must suffer. Spectator.
More Treasury Spinplasters, The Pre
sident has again sent a message to Congress
begging for money to carry on the Government.
This Message was referred to the committee
of Ways and Means. Mr. Jones Chairman of
the Committee soon reported a bill, authorizing
the issue of another batch of treasury shin plast
ters to the amount of five millions of dollars, in
order to save the government's faith and credit.
A beautiful commentary this upon the boasted
system of economy and reform, and of an exclu
clusive gold and silver currency, which the
late and present administration have promised
Servility. One of the grossest compliments
ever paid by man to man, or woman either, was
that of the Poet Benserade to Louis the Four
teenth, when that monarch asked him what
o'clock it was? and he answered " what ever
hour your Majesty pleases."
More than 70 manufacturing establishments
are said to have suspended operations in the
New England States. The greater part of the
manufactories in Paterson, N. I have also been
lying idle for months. There are, wa imder
stand, but two establishments among the whole
number which are making full 'time ; a few of
the others run part of the tinio. '
An attempt was made at Boston on Wed
nesday to break m and rob tho Granite Bank.
It did not succeed The principal, named
Woodbury, was caught, 1