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Thursday, October 31, 1844.
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Terras, $2,00 m advance: $2,25, naif yearly; and $2,50 if not
na.d befo.e the end of the vear.
05s" V. . Palmer, Esq., at his Real Estate
and Coal Office, No. 59 Pine street, below Third,
two squares S. the Merchants' Exchange, Phila.,
;and No. ICO Nassau street, (Tribune buildings,)
N. Y., is authorised to receive subscriptions and
advertisements for the Jcffersonian Republican,
and give receipts for the same. Merchants, Me
chanics, and tradesmen generally, may extend
their business by availing themselves of the op
portunities for advertising in country papers which
5his agency affords.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT
OF NEW JERSEY.
To the Pells! .To the Polls!!
Whigs of Monroe, on Friday nexiyou will be
called upon io perform t he most important duty
in your country, which has ever yet fallen to
your lot. You will be ihen required to raise
your voices in aying who is your choice for
Chief Magistrals of this great Republic. We
hope you are all ready to do so, in a manner
which will Tedound io tho prosperity of the
land. We hope you hav well considered the
various important issues -which your vales are
10 decide, awl which are lo affect the country
for weal or woe. If you are in favor of sus
taining your own feilow-citizens, and protecting
iheni against the pauper labor of Europe, you
will vote for Henry Clay, the friend of his coun
try, the father of the American System, and the
pledged champion of the Tariff of 1842. He is
identified with the greatness and glory of the
Union, lie has ever been the able advocate
and supporter of its rights and best interesis.and
if elected, will do every thing in his power to
advance it in the scale of nations. Rally, then,
to his support. Let it not be said that such an
old and well-tried public servant, was pushed
aside io make way for a stripling of mushroom
growth, like . K. Polk. Make a vigorous effort.
Poll as many voles as you can; for although the
majority here may be largely against us, a vote
in Monroe will count as much for Harry Clay,
as a vote in Lancaster or Philadelphia, where
our friends are largely in the majority. Rally,
boys, Rally J Be ready. One fire more, and
the day is ours !
At the late Gubernatorial Election, there was
but one vote cast for General Markle, in Leh
man township, Pike county. The. honor of
having cast thai solitary ballot, belongs to Mr.
JOHN" BERG, a respectable resident of the
township. TJnawed and uninfluenced by the
unanimous opposition against him, he repaired
to ihe Polls and nobly discharged bis duty as a
freeman; and if spared till Friday next, he will
do so again by voting for Henry Clay. He
may then pride himself more in those two, than
in all the other acts of his lift.
The Hon. George M. Hollenbach, of Luzerne,
Judge Donalsonof Columbia, Gen. Thomas C.
Miller, of Cumberland, and a number of other
prominent locofocos, who supported Mr.Shunk,
at the late election, have since come out in fa
vor of Henry Clay, the Tariff of 1842, and Pro
tection to American Industry. Mr. Hollen
back, was on the Van Buren Electoral Ticket
in 1840, and Gen. Miller, was elected State
Senator in 1 839. They will not only vote for
Mr. Clay, but are using all their powerful in
fluence in his behalf.
The Locos aHd Ihe Tariff.
Whilst the loco foco editors are endeavoring
to make all ihe capital ihey possibly can for
their party, out of the Tariff of 1842, they nev
er let an opportunity pass of abusing and de
bouncing it. Thus the Wayne Couniy Herald,
which all summer claimed ihe Tariff as a loco
,nieasure, last week, stigmatizes it as a " Pick
pocket Tariff.1" This is loco foco consistency,
and should give the people to understand what
they are to expect in case Polk should be elect
ed ! ' They ihink now, thai as Jhey have elect
ed;?.. R.Shunk. Jhey can ay what ihey think,
with impunity. But unless we are very much
mistaken, they have begun "to crow before they
were out of the woods."
Monstroos.A Nashville paper tells of a.
irian rtt nisi cny who snores so ioua mat ne is
.obliged to sleepat a house in the pxt street to
avoid waking himself. Oh !
A Loco Foco Tricks
One of the meanest and most contemptible
tricks of which locofocoism has been guilty this
season, was played off by some of their parly
inStroudsburg last week. In order to get up
a hue and cry against the Whigs, by which to
arouse their men and get them to the Polls,
ihey imported a package of spurious Electoral
Tickets, which they say was addresed to a
prominent Whig. The Monroe Lyre" makes
quite a flourish about the matter, bui with its
usual concealment of the truth, omits stating any
of the particulars, further than that the Tickets
were sent to Siroudsburg, for a federal counter
hopper, by a Philadelphia Merchant named COX.
He then publishes the spurious ticket, contain
ing the names of 14 loco, and 12 Whig elec
tors. Now why did not the " Lyre,1' stale all
the particulars, so thai ihe people could judge
of ihe matter fur themselves ? Rafferty was
afraid to do it, for he well knew thai it would
condemn their scheme, and make it recoil ou
themselves. The facts are simply these. A
loco foco, brought the package of Tickets from
Philadelphia, and says it was addressed lo a
Whig in that place. But instead of delivering
the bundle, as he should have dune, had it not
been a loco foco trick, he and another loco,
opened it, without the knowledge or consent of
the person to whom they say it was directed,
and without having informed him that he had
a bundle for him. As soon as the person to
whom it was said to have been directed, heard
of the mailer, he called on these locos, and
found the bundle open, whereupon he threw
the tickets in the 6tove. The Locos, however,
took them out, and are now distributing them
ihroughout the County; for what purpose, we
do not know, unless it is to make capital out of
This is a plain statement of the whole affair,
from which it will be seen that il is nothing but
a loco foco trick. A loco brought the tickets
-from Philadelphia. The locos opened them,
and are now circulating them through the Coun
ty. The loco who brought the package says he
got it of a Whig in Philadelphia, but what reli
ance can be placed upon the word of a person,
who admits thai he broke open a package di
rected io another, we leave our readers to judge.
No Whigjnd any hand in the matter. There
is not a Whig in Siroudsburg or in the Coun
ty, who has a copy of the tickets, that we know
of, and no Whio would be guilty of circulating
them. The honor or disgrace, (whichever the
locos please) of the affair, belongs entirely to
them. The whole is such a shallow contri
vance, that even a child can see through it,
and many of the locos who have heard the
whole story, condemn it as it deserves. And
now that the deception has been unmasked, the
loco who brought the tickets and his compan
ions, may enjoy all the glory their conduct re
flects upon them. He has according to his
own statement, voluntarily placed himself in the
situation of having violated the sacredness of a
trust which was confided in him. Not that he
broke open a package which was in reality in
tended for a Whig to open, for such was not the
fact; but that he broke open a package which
he says was iniended for a Whig. This we
suppose is the last card, loco focoism intends
playing off before the Election. If they had a
few more such, we might probably carry the
Our advices from every part of the Slate are
of the most inspiring kind. Qur friends are in
the best possible spirits, and sanguine of re
deeming the Old Keystone. Nothing can pre
vent it, if our friends but do iheir duty in going
to the Polls and voting the Whig Electoral
Ticket. Our majority in ihe Stale will be ai
least 5000 !
Every Whig is expected to do his duty on
Friday nexi. One day devoted to the country
then, may save us from' years of trouble and
bad-government. Arouse, then, Whigs, one and
Spurious Tickets Beware.
As ihe loco focos have circulated ihe bundle
of spurious tickets over ihe County ."which they
bad brought to Stroudsburgh, ue caution, all
Whigs lo be careful thai ihey are not imposed
upon by them. Let every Whig see that he
has ihe righfeiickei before he votes. The cor
rected Electoral Tickei is published in lo-days
Jeffersonian, by which they can see thai every
thing is right.
Something of a Change! The Franklin
Herald, a spirited Whig paper, in Williamson
Co., Tenn., says :
"In 1832, oui of .upwards of 3000 voters in
Williamson, there were 2900 for Jackson and
1)6 far Clay. In 1844, 'here are between
J 900 and 2000 for Clay, and between 7 and
800 only for Pvlk and Dallas,"
We have the cheering intelligence from Ar
kansas, that the Whigs have swept the Stale,
carrying their Governor, Congressman, and the
Legislature. The Whig Governor is elected
by 259 majority. This news-is as unexpected,
as it is good ! Arkansas, was always sei down
as sure for Polk but as we hare so unexpect
edly carried it, we need not despair of ever
carrying New Hampshire.
Sth Senatorial District Official.
We caution our Whig friends in tho country,
to be on their guard against the monstrous fab
rications which are likely to be concocted and
circulated by the Loco Focos, just on the eve
of the election. Our political opponents in this'
part of the State, are any ihing but gratified
with the result of the election in Pennsylvania.
They fear defeat and hence they may be in
duced just before the struggle of Friday next,
to attempt some bold game. We repeal our
friends in the country should guard themselves
against tricks of this kind. Phila. Inquirer.
members of Congress Elected.
1. L. C. Levin, Native American.
2. Joseph R. Ingersoli, Whig No change.
3. J. H Campbell, Native Americari.
4. Charles J. Ingersoll, Loco No change.
5. Jacob S. Yost, Loco No change.
6. Jacob Erdman, " Loco gain.
7. A. R. M'lllvaine, Whig No change.
8. John Strohm, "
9. John Ritter Loco
10. R. Brodhead, jr. Loco
11. Owen D. Leib, Loco "
12. David Wilmot, Loco "
13. James Pollock, Whig No change.
14. Alex. Ramsey, Whig No change.
15. Moses M'Lean, Loco Loco-gain.
16. James Black, Loco No change.
17. John Blanchard, Whig No change.
18. Andrew Stewart,
19. H. D. Foster, Loco
20. John H. Ewing, Whig '
21. Cornelius Darrah, Whig No change.
22. William S. Garvin, Loco '
23. James Thompson, Loco Loco gain.
24. Joseph Burlington, Whig No change..
Total Whigs 10, N. A. 2, Locofocos 12.
Conscience troubles them.
Mr. 0. A Brownson, in the last number of
his Review, rebukes the locofocos, of whom he
is a leader, for the shuffling, unmanly and dis
graceful manner in which they have conducted
the present canvass. Hear how he talks :
' We have been deeply grieved at Mr. Polk's
letter. We had hoped, that with Mr. Van Bu
ren, the 'betwixi and betweenity policy he had
represented for so many years would retire, to
ihe shades of Lindenwold, und thai henceforth
we should be ai liberty to adopt an open, man
ly, siraight-forward policy, alike creditable io
dic leaders of the party, and beneficial to the
country ; but we fear, that we have gained little
by the exchange. We have, we fear, only ano
ther disciple of the same school, and that the
same old demagogical dynasty is to be renewed
and perpetuated ; the same dread of open, hon
est avowals, the same want of confidence in
the people, the same crooked, serpentine poli
cy, which caused us to be hurled from power
with such overwhelming indignation in 1840,
are to be again our characteristics. We are
afraid that we are likely lo prove, as a party,
that we cannotprofit by experience, and can
learn no wisdom from defeat. We have not
read, we have not heard, during the canvass, thus
far, a single noble sentiment, or a single manly
appeal. J he whole canvass has been conduct
ed in a tortuous manner by low and demoral
izing appeals, disgraceful to tho actors, and
deadening lo ihe public conscience. We just
ly merit the wrath of Heaven ; and should we
fail, it would he only a righteous judgement upon
us for our want of firm principle, nobility of soul,
confidence in the people, and fidelity to the sacred
cause intrusted to our keeping"
Mr, Brownson has spoken freely of the par
ly to which he belongs ; and he has spoken
jiisiiy. Another party never exisied that was
so reckless of principle, unscrupulous of meas
ures, greedy of spoil, unmindful of irmh, and
regardless of the public welfare and indivjujjal
'From the Daily Forum.
The two Candidates f or the Presiden
cy. Some of our readers may ask why we do
not, in place of the above caption, use the names
of the gentlemen who have been presented by
the two parties, as the candidates for the office
of the President of the United Slates. This
we cannot do. What, place the name of James
K. Polk, the mere tool of a party, in juxtaposi
tion with that of Henry Clay, the choice of
the People the pride of a great Nation No!
never! Polk has always shown himself to be
a TRUCKLER, ever ready to obey the behests
of the leaders of his narv. He has always
opposed the proiedivo policy has been for
and against the Banks ; for and against the Sub
Treasury System Now, he is presented by
the Southern Locos as the FREE TRADE,
" TEXAS" candidate, and is pledged, if elect
ed, to procure the Repeal of ihe TarifF of 1842.
On the other hand, Henry Clay is support
ed by the Whigs, in every State in the Union,
as ihe champion of the AMERICAN SYS
TEM in favor of the UNION AS IT IS, and
opposed lo the destruction of that groat policy
of which he is the father. Henry Clay is a
Statesman James K. Polk is a political in
triguer. The former is a Patriot the latter is
not only a grand-son of a TORY, but has ever
voted against awarding pensions to the survi
ving soldiers of our Revolution. Henry Clay
has devoted all his energies and his talents to
the protection of ihe interests of his country
and the welfare of the people. James K. Polk
has, both in a public and private capacity, 60ughi
only the success of his party, and the political
advancement of his friends. Can any compar
ison be drawn between these two candidates
their acts, and their qualifications? No! the
contrast is too wide the difference loo great.
The one is nothing more than a Locofoco pol
itician the other is a Republican an Ameri
can a man !
To show who and what James K. Polk is,
we will close by copying the following amu
sing, though truthful sketch, from ihe New Or
leans Bee. The editor says :
It is a remarkable fact ihroughout ihe present
canvass, that the locofoco presses have as little
as possible to say of their candidate. We turn
over a vast number of locofoco journals every
day, and with the exception of Mr. Polk's
name ai ihe head of their columns, we abso
lutely find that he is passed over sub silentio.
They do not even dub their political gatherings
with his patronymic. Who ever heard of a
"Polk Club?" No indeed! They steal old
Hickory's armor and putting it per force on the
feeble body of their present champion, strive to
gull the multitude into the belief thai it is real
ly a scion of the noble old tree a Young Hick
ory thai stands before them. Why is this ?
Why does not locofocoism chauni ihe praises
of its hero, its darling, its newly found pet ? Is
it because there is really nothing aboul Mr.
Polk that can elicit laudation? No salient
points that can attract admiration no time-honored
associations of public services nothing
save a tabula rasa utter and blank insignifi
cance? We take il thai if locofocoism could
discover the smallest symptom of vitality about
its bantling, the world would be apt to know it
The idea of the Locofocos nominating a can
didate for the Presidency whose name they are
almost ashamed to utter, is funny enough. Just
hear a Locofoco huzzaing in ihe street. He
does'nt cry "hurrah for Polk," but "hurrah for
Polk and Dallas," laying an emphasis on the
last name and gliding rapidly over Polk ; or
" Hurrah for Polk, Dallas and Texas." The
Whigs are a different set of fellows entirely.
They have a candidate of whom they are just
ly proud, whose name alone stirs the blood and
thrills through the veins of every lover of his
country. Let a man go any where in the Uni
ted Slates we don'i care if il be in Edgecombe
count', North Carolina, and shout for Henry
Clay, and he will be assuredly greeted with a
hearty response. We think that before the
Locofocos begin to talk about enthusiasm, they
had betier see if there bo any of the elements
of that sort of feeling in the character or con
duct of their favorite. Enthusiasm about James
K. Polk forsooth ! Enthusiasm in a cold buck
The following was borne on a banner at a
Whig Convention in Connecticut:
" Take victory from Clay you can't, but take
Old Hickory from Young Hickory and nothing
remains but sap.
Extract of a letter from John Ogden, a man
working in a manufacturing establishment in
England, to his son in Wheeling:
" 1 was in London aboul a week ago. They
are raising money to send to support Polk and
Dallas for President. There is nothing doing
here in our factory. Our watchword is "down
with American manufactures."
Personally appeared before me, a Justice of
the peace in and for Ohio couniy, Thomas Qg
den, and made oath that the above is a irue and
genuine extract from a letter he received from
his father now living in Selling, England, da
ted Augusi 29, 1844.
CHARLES D.KNOX, J. P.
Given under my band this 2Qlh day of Sep.
Thomas Ogden has been in the employ of
our company a greal pariofiho lima for the
last four years, ar.d 1 believe a very honest and
worthy young man.
WM. H. STEELE.
A Millerite recently seni to the Secretary .of
o i reasjiry, at Washington, five dollars, which
"9 W)A WW flue f)e GpyemraeiU,
WHIG ELECTORAL TICKET.
The following is a correct list
of the names on the Clay and
Fuelinghuysen Electoral Ticket
for this State as authorized by
the State Central Committee.
Joseph G. Clarkson,
John Price Wetherill.
John D. Ninesteel,
John S. Littell,
Eleazer T. MDowell,
John S. Hiester,
Alexander E. Brown.;
Jonathan J. Slocum,
Ner Mid dies wartli,
Daniel M. Smyser,
Andrew J. Ogle,
John L. Gow,
Andrew W. Loomis,
James M. Power,
William A Irvine,
Illegal Voting iu Baltimore.
We have been furnished by Wm. A. Schaef
fer, Esq., a Justice of the Peace of ihi.i city,
(says ihe Baltimore American,) with the follow,
ing list of persona who have been brought be
fore him and convicted of violating the laws of
Maryland by voting illegally at the election
held in ihe ciiy of Baltimore, on the 2d of Oc
tober, 1814, for Governor of Maryland anJ
members of the Legislature. Here are ihe
facts, 8 imply and truly staled, without comment:
Christopher Atkinson was fined $20 and
committed to Jail for voting illegally in ih
Ninth Ward. He had been in Baltimore twu
weeks from the Eastern Shore.
William Weir was fined $20 and committed
to Jail for voting illegally m the Second Ward.
He has a family in Port Deposite.
John Edwards voted illegally in the First,
Third. Seventh and Ninth Wards. Case filed
in Couri for the action of the Grand Jury. He
was from Port Deposite.
Joseph Bevan was fined $20 and committed
to Jail for voting illegally in the Second Ward.
Says he was induced to do so hy Win. Collins.
Walter Hughes who voted illegally m the
First and Third Wards, would not slate where
he belonged. Case filed in Court for the acitoii
of the Grand Jury.
Lawrence Furlong, who voted illegally in the
Thirteenth Ward, was fined $20 and av se.
curity for the fine and costs. His residence
on the Eastern Shore.
Thomas Ryland, who voted illegally in the
Ninth Ward, was fined S20 and committed t8
George Bollman was fined $20 and commu
ted to Jail for voting illegally in the Second
Ward. He came from Ellicotl's Mills.
James CHara, who says he was sent fron
Pitisfield with fourteen others, was lined S'20
and committed io Jail. Voted illegally in the
Charles McDonald, who voted illegally in the
Fourteenth Ward, was fined $20. Security
given for the fine. He was four months fro"1
George W. Brown, who voted illegally in ill
Sixth Ward, was fined $20, and appealed t
tho County Court. Says he came Irutn '
Charles W. Coleman, whe voted illegally w
the Fifth Ward, was fined $20, and gave se
curity. He came from the Eastern Shore.
Wm. Patrick Kelly, minor, voted illegally u
the Twelfth Ward, and was fined $20;. g
Alfred McClaskey, voted illegally in lheSixA
Ward ; was fined $20 and commiiiod- to jail.
He came from Baltimore County.
Josiah Keene, who came to. this city itoi3
Dorchester Couniy in May last, voted illegally
in the Ninth Ward, and was fined $20; appealed.
James Haslup, voted illegally in the Twelf'"
Ward ; was fined $20, and appealed to Coin"
He voted at the lasi Congressional Election $
Catonsville, Baltimore Couniy.
Benjamin Dove, who voted illegally in i"J
First and Third Wards, was committed for
ther examination. He says he came fro'11
Francis H. Rivers, from Philadelphia, votf j
illegally in the Seventh Ward. He escape
from the custody of the officer.
Seven more writs 'for illegal voting hirtf
been issued since the 17th instant.
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