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Marion Comity Convention.
By appointment, the Convention met on Saturday
last, the 6th int.
On motion, Jacob Vandegrift, Esq., was called
to the chair, and Edwin Hedpeely appointed Sec
retary. There being but few delegates present, on motion
of 31 r. Roberts, it was
ResolteJ, That this Convention adjourn, to meet
at the same place on SATURDAY, the '2'2d inst., at
10 o'clock, a. m.
Resolved, That the several townships be especially
recommended to send up full delegations to the said
On motion of Mr. Treston, it was
Resolved, That the foregoing proceedings, and no
tice thereof, be published in the State Sentinel.
On motion, the Convention adjourned.
Ed. Hedderlv, Sec'y.
An adjourned meeting of the Democratic
County Convention will be held at the Court
House, in Indianapolis, on
Saturday, '2 '2d, instant,
at 10 o'clock, n. m.
CC7"Thc several townships arc earnestly
requested to send full delegations to repre
sent them in said Convention, as in all pro
bability business of importance may be up
for action.
15 y order of the Convention,
2v E. IIcnncRLY, Secretary.
The Aljiiriic;l Convention.
It wiir be perceived that a call for another Conven
tion, or rather another meeting of the same Conven
tion held on the 6th, is made in this paper. Wc sin
cerely hope our country friends will bear it in mind,
and send a full and large delegation. It will be no
thing lost to them in the end. Come in, one and all,
we ay, and perftct your own business.
More Kailrouris.
By a notice in another column, it will be seen that
the enterprising citizens of Shelby vi He and Shelby
county, are about to make an energetic attempt to
construct a Lranch Railroad from Shelbyville to Ed
intoirgh, the present depot of the 31. &. V. Railroad.
We have r.o doubt they will be successful.
A Railroad is also talked about, from Ccntrcville to
Connersville, or some other point on tho Canal line
between that place and Cambridge. One half of the
stock will be taken at Centreville. (lo ahead, and
we'll soon have an extension of the same to tins place.
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GOM'HTison ld very wrathy because wc have agi-
tated the question of the election of U. S. Senator,
and called on the People and the Press for an cxpres- j
f II T -111 IH4 VIVl 1 V,i
sion oi opinion on the subect. lie say. especially, , r
. , . . . t i it land free scope tn o
" ' " " ow v.
Judge Peaselee.
Wc Lnowthat; and know it did
not suit the schemes of either of the gentlemen that
we should do so. They desired to fix the matter
mitvtltf fr unit t rm r t-ru n1 tr fill r, fir. T rwr 1 es-
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Iature merely to ratif umm confirm their arrangements '
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VMM iuv; uiqi uini; jajiiiu , utuu 10 iiiy
Senate !
No authority' to name Judge Morrison! ! Wc
could 6afely name him without authority : for whoever
saw the time when some member of the Koyal
Family " was not cither in o.Ticc, or a candidate for
office !
A terribly imprudent" thing it was to lay open
the question to the People, in Morrison's estimation !
The Junto know so much better than the people do
how to manage those affairs! Well, well : let the
people themselves decide upon this question of 44 im
prudence," and on that of Senator, too.
07"A great deal of misrepresentation is made in
relation to the "Industrial Convention," composed of
Reformers from several diiTerent cities and States,
which was recently held in New York. We find a
report of its proceedings in the N. Y. Tribune and
Young America. For the information of our read
ers, we copy the address of the President of the
Convention, Mr. Wait of Illinois, formerly of the
well known publishing House of Lilly, Wait &. Co.
of Boston. We may hereafter give further extracts
from the pioceedings, not because they suit our own
views entirely, but tor the purpose of giving our
readers some information of the doctrines of the
chief actors, from their own mouths, instead of
the distortions of the enemies of all political and so
cial reform.
G3"We liave received a communication from Wm.
J. reasdec, in reply to certain strictures which we
have made in relation to his course as a politician.
It is a rare affair. lie draws the portrait of his own
character most admirably. We sJiall publish it in
our next paper.
We have also received a communication from Col.
l eppcr, wnica wm do aiienucu to snoriiy.
' OT Tho. H. Sharpo. Eq., has been elected Cash
ier of the Indianapolis Branch Hank; vice D. F. .Mor
ris, Eq., who has long held that pot.
Political Mysteries of Indianapolis
One of the principal avowed causes of the hostility
of the Old Democratic Junto, together with its new
recruits against the Editors of the State Sentinel,
irrew out or the conflicting views in relation to the
Presidential canvass previous to the last Baltimore
From the time of the defeat of 1340, to within two
months of the Baltimore Convention of May, 1944, i
it was almost universally considered, and conceded
by a sort of general consent, that Mr. Van Buren
would be the candidate of the Democratic party for
So far as we are Concerned, we are willing to ac
knowledge that we participated in what seemed to
! be the general sentiment of democrats, that tee owed
it to vzr own party, much more than to Mr. Van Bu
ren, to re-elect him if we could. But we never were
so much bound to Mr. Van Buren, or any other man,
as to induce us to hazard the srecess of our party and
its principles for the sake of showing our confidence
in and respect to him.
Our course during the canvass was governed by
the following considerations:
We regarded the nomination of Mr. Van Buren as
ns an event very likely to happen. The Baltimore
Convention, however, was the tribunal to settle that
question. We thought that the wisest course which
cuuJd be pursued, especially in this State, where par
ties were so nearly balanced, was to keep ournlvcs and
our party VxCo.m Mitted as to any vtan f to keep
united and if possible progressive in party strength
on the grounds of ruBLic folicy atone; and to point
continually to the Billimore Convention as the proper
and timely arbitrator of the question of candidacy, in
whose decision all should acquiesce.
Were these views riiht and politic, or were they
wrong ap.d impolitic ! On the answer to this ques
tion depends the approval or disapproval of our course
by the Democratic party at large.
That we maintained this impartial position in rela
tion to candidates, is indirectly though strongly prov
ed by these facts, to wit : While here, at Indiana
polis, it was charged by the Old Junto that we were
too exclusively devoted to Mr. Van Buren, on the
other hand, in the Northern pnrt of the State, it was
supposed that we said little in his favor, and that
we were too much disposal to favor Gen. Cess ct Mr.
Van It uren's expense
The truth is, that acting in accordance with the
policy to which wc have referred above, ami which
was based on the necessity of the times, and the cir-
i cumstances predominant, we did endeavor, zealously, j
I to (ok Mr. Van Burcn against the false charges
which had been heaped upon him by the Whig, es-
pccially during the Hard Cider Canvass. We were -
induced to do this, without avowing him to be our
first choice as a candidate for re-election, for various
reasons : It was due to our party as well as to him
self, that the false charges against him should be re
pelled and refuted, for the partifs character and cre
dit, as well as 3Ir. Van Buren's.
If lie had obtained the nomination, as it was highly
probable that he Would, then we should have had the
advantage of the dfasiie warfare with tha whigs
beforehand, and would have immediately changed our
attitude into one exclusively ojj'tnsive against their
principles and their candidate.
Whether Mr. Van Buren was nominated or not,
the defensive articles which wc published in his
favor could not possibly have done the slightest harm,
cither to our party, or to any other candidate. So
that nothing could, in any event, by such a course, be
lost to the democratic parly. It was a safe policy if
not a 6ure one.
This policy, however, by no means suited the Old
Junto at Indianapolis. Supremely selfish themselves,
they could not realize the fact that the motives which
actuated us were any more generous, or any less
heartless or mercenary than their own. Following
the camp for the sake of "spoils" alone, they could
not believe that men of ordinary intelligence, could
do a soldier's duty for any thing but pay. They paw,
or thought they saw, that the chances for them to ob- j
tain office under Mr. V. B. was smaller that it would
be under any body elre. A. F. Morrison knac this
was A i predicament, for Mr. Van Buren while Presi
dent had refused to give him a land öflice, because of
his known mercenary and doubtful political charact'r.
Others supposed it would he the same wit!; thm, be
cause the (Hohe had announced, that it would not be
likely that those who had held office for years under
Jackson and Van Buren would be reinstated, if Mr.
Van Huren should be "restored."
The Old Junto then as we have observed, were not
willing that we should maintain an impartial position
as to candidates. (vThey wished and solicited and
urged us, virtually to drop Mr. Van Burcn, and, in
advance of the Baltimore Convention, to declare Gen.
Cass the first choice of Indiana.
This wc refused to do. We should have been to
tally unworthy of the portion we occupy if wc h id
i vieiueu to tneir unwarranie-u ami iae solicitations.
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Convention, we never refused to give the friends of
any and every candid itc, including (Jen. Cass,
tr columns to discuss the reatiie
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i rnur r. iimi urnnnr r . j ii.il iiiu juiii'j r.m nut avail
themelves of this liberality more freely was owin-
to tho fact that thry relied, as they always have done,
much more on intrigw, trickery, and management,
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than upon open and honest avowals and appeal- to
the people.
In ju?tirication of our refusal to yield to their un
warrantable requisition?, wc cited these men to the
State Convention f January, 1811, which had np-
proved and adapted the policy of referring the subject
of personal preferences entirely to the Ration a Con-
vention fur settlement, though it was well known
that a lare majority of that Mate Convention person
ally preferred Mr. Van Burcn. We cited them tJso
to the numerous meetings of the people, and the re-
solutions which were passed on this subject ; and to
the Tress of the State, a majority of which haddeclar-
cd Mr. V. 11. their first choice. Hut all these and
other considerations of like nature, had no weight
with the Old Junto. They did not believe in the pro
priety of waiting for the unbiassed action of the Na
tional Contention. They wished to decide the matter
before the meeting of that body. And it is because
and only because wc refused to become parties to
their dishonesty and fraud, that we incurred at that
time, and have ever since enjoyed their inveterate
The Cciisiis.
In publishing the returns from the Anditof of State's
office, of the white male inhabitants over the age of
21 years, in the several counties of this State, we ac
cidentally omitted to give the sum total. As we ob
serve numerous errors, both in the list and total, as
copied in other papers, we give the latter according
to the table, viz: 105,400.
The proceedings of our Rush County friend J ifi
meeting were received after our paper was ready fur
the press. They shall appear in our next.
The same is the case with the Switzerland County
nrfw,n i n
OrWc arc again constrained to let the State
Bank, Sinking Fund, and one at tvo other subjects
lie over a short time. Our apology tö them all. Wc
never strike until 4rul!y prepared.
Morrison's Democracy.
Morrison supposes himself very cunning. In the
first mimber of his piratical sheet, he has attempted
to prove himself a Democrat, and eays that a vry
laborious effort has been made by a certain class of
politicians to create an alarm or panic in reference ,
to" his paper. He says ire, Chapmans, have "know
ingly uttered and repeated numerous untruths and
slanders." (We will iust stop here, and pronounce !
this statement false, and dare him to the proof.)
Morrison goes cn and says, "to these charges, where
he is well known, he would scorn to make a reply."
lie then branches out in eight different paragraphs,
numbered and labelled, in praise of himself, and his
Democracy! and a ninth, begging editors to re-publish
his rigmarole as a statement of facts!!
We will merely remark oh a sentence qüoted above,
and pass on to examine the Democracy of Alexander
F. Morrison, as appears from the records; and, as we
shall take occasion to refer to it in detail whenever
necessary, we shall be brief.
Morrison says he would scorn to reply to charges
which are made against him where he is known. So
tar as we have made charges against him, this is cer
tainly a most wise conclusion, and evinces the great
est smartness we ever knew him to exhibit. We vouch
that wherever he is known, it would be useless for him
to reply, successfully, to any charge we have made;
and his cunning exists only in that he has avoided a
hard job of labor, for which he has a mortal antipa
thy, as we believe no hian has seen him thus engaged
in the lal four or five vears, at least in working
hours. But we dare him to point out a single untruth
wc hae knowingly uttered about him or any member
of the Royal Family.
In No. 1, Morrison says he "was never any Ihing
else than a democrat Irom his boyhood.' And says
he "voted for Jackson in 1SJ4, in l'JS, and in IS'4'2.
He voted" he says, "for Martin Van Buren in 193G
and in 1-10." And he further pays, "that he voted
for James Iv. Folk in 1914." As to'lM, 1B'J8,
we know nothing:; but we would not believe him un
der oath when he says he voted for Van Buren in
18;5G and IS 10, or that he or any of the "family" vo
ted for Mr. Polk last year. They had no idea of his
election, as was evinced by one of them cursing his
nomination by the Baltimore Convention. It was not
till the eleventh hour, when all things demonstrated
the almost certain success of the Democracy, that they
even prettnded to be favorable to Mr. Tolk's election.
They felt more disposed to remain on the fence, pre
pared fr any intrigue that might offer, to being in
the field or in the ranks.
But Morrison says he nevcr was any thing else
tian a Democrat
Was the letter he wrote to Batliff Boon in 1831
0r T in favor of the U. S. Bank, Democratic?
Was his course in the Senate in 1933-134, in favor
of the State Bank, Democratic!
Did his votes on that question against every propo
sition to secure the rights of the people against the
worst features of the system, many of which proposi
tions were introduced by Gov. Whitcomb did they
appear Democratic! Let those editors he begs to en
dorse his Democracy refer to the Senate Journal of
After laboring with all his might to establish the
State Bank with all its odious Whig features was
dodging the final vote on the question, Democratic!
When a member of the House in 1837-, did A. F.
! Morrison not sign himself a Conservative!
Was he not denounced by Hon. Thomas J. Henley
as a Whig!
Did not Morrison in return assail Henley as a '0
cofoco" and an "Agrarian"!
Was not a resolution offered calling on him to de
fine his position, and say whether he was a Whig or
Did his acts as Canal Commissioner, when he made
unauthorized letting to the amount of upwards of
s90,lR)0, argue Democracy!
When the law defining the duties of Canal Com
missioners, forbade them to take contracts on the pub
lic works, was it Democratic for ?Iorrison to evade
ihn bivv bv tnl-inrr contracts in the name of Irish la-
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In lT-1?, when a reSolution was offered in the
House, "That the Fund Commissioners be instructed
44 to negotiate no loan hereafter in any other curren
cy than gold and silver;" "And, also, to make no
depositcs of any money hereafter, in any other than
" solvent specie paying banks," and it was moved to
lay s.iid motion on the table, or in other words, kill
it, did not A. F. Morrison vote in the affirmative
thus leaving the Commissioners to complete their
beautiful Gallipolis and Soap Factory transactions,
whereby the State has lost million! Was this De
mocracy! Ay, Morrison's Democracy. (Sec II. Jour.,
p. 5T.)
When a bill to suppress gambling was on its pas-
! S uo prison vote against it in a minority
1 J I i i nc te wnrnsnn m urmnrrnrv. sure r io i" i.
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On the joint resolution against the Specie. Circular
officii. Jackson, (Sec laws of 1SV7-S,) did not Mor-
' ns,m volc Wlin lMC "igs, anu aganiM mm circular,
i . .1 nfi i l
t he w neu treu. jacKsun savcu in
by which (rcn. Jackson saved the Government from
I lj,inkru!tcv. and the lands from tl
ic horde of I'ank pa-
l)0r speculators which then infested the country, and
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! lo w,,ose 'lerwls '"on mnurauy panuereu: i :o
is a pure specimen oi .Morrison s democracy.
When Sam. Judnh moved "to take up the bill to
confirm the State Hank of Indiana and its' franchises"
that is, when the Dank had forfeited its charter by
suspending specie payments Morrison was found al
ways voting wiih tho Wihos, in favor of protecting
and re-chitrtcring that institution or in other words
allowing dishonest bankers and speculators to be
ahme the hue, and to violate it with impunity for their
J own special benefit. (Öce II. J. p. 093 et seq. This,
als0' is Morrison's Democracy.
When this fraud on tho public was accomplished,
anJ Mr- Vandcvccr moved that the Bank should re-
! lc,c,n ils flte iloUnr noles m pPccIc cvcn if to rc"
pudiate all others, Morrison is found voting witli the
Whigs against even that small relief to the people,
preferring at all times rather to uphold these swindling
transactions, than to force the Hanks to b6 honest.
(II. J. p. 001 et seq.) Truly this is Morrisoii De
mocracy -from his boyhood!!!
When Milton Stapp (II. J. p. 017,) moved that
whenever hereafter tlie llink should suspend specie
payments, (the Banks had not resumed, mind,) the
Legislature might declare the charter forfeited; and
Judah moved to amend, that said Bank should not re
ceive any amount from any Hanking Company less
than fifty dollars, except at its full par value; and
when Mr. Furgason moved td amend, to divorce the
Slate Hank and Branches from all connection with the
Internal Improvement policy, not within its sphere,
you will find Morrison voting with the Whigs in ev
ery phase the question assumed, or else dodging the
vote. His whole coarse shöws him to be decidedly
in favor cf all kinds of swindling Banks.
This much at present for No. 1; but as there needs
buf s?rnihtf answers to most of his other modest claims,
wc will devote but a short time to them.
The lid, is where he claims to have always voted
for Democrats. If his definition of Democracy be that
of the Whig party, he may be correct: The Whigs
have attempted to steal the Democratic name; but
they have not as yet succeeded; neither will Morri-
(son. His hyjKjcriy is too apparent. That he hifs
always voted for the regulär Democratic candidates,
no one who knows him will for one minute believe.
But his vote is his own property, and we only find
fault, not with his casting it as suits himself, but for
attempting to make others believe that he cast it dif-
ferently from what he did.
3d. Every one knows how Morrison labored to elect
himself, by taking all sides of the questions agitated,
especially when he was last a candidate for the State
Senate. That he ever labored for others, we must
have further evidence than his own say so, before we
believe one word of it, excepting, perhaps, he consi
ders labor the fifty cents he reluctantly gave to help to
purchase powder last year, and perhaps a trifle more
when he was made the big gun at the barbecue, and
expected to have his laborious services on that occa
sion freshly fenicrhbered, when the time came.
4th. Morrison brags about receiving n larger vote
than his party when a candidate. Rather a suspi
cious circumstance. Until we drew the cloaks from
the hypocrites for the purpose of giving the people
fair play the Junto could play any game which suited
them. In connection with the plotting and scheming
Whigs, therefore, the Junto, by bargaining, could al
wavs "innate their cards, and elect their own tools.
The State has suffered some in consequence, as the
honest of all parties well know.
Oth. He boasts of his services in the Legislature.
We .have made a few short references to them; and
whether he has "forfeited the confidence" of the peo
ple by his acts or not, the result of his last canvass
as candidate for Senator is an index. If he is not sat
isfied with that he had better trv it again, lie have
not a doubt but our whole ticket was that year defeat
ed in consequence of attempting to carry the load of
Morrison. Of this matter, we may be more particu
lar hereafter.
Gth. Morrison pays he never deceived a friend in
any situation in life, &c. This is such a broad state
ment, that we shall omit a notice of it for the present,
being desirous of noticing it more particularly herea
ter. We would only ask if Mr. Sp-ld-g, of Ohio,
was a friend or an enemy! We may find occasion to
make some curious developments on this subject, should
circumstances force us to it.
7th. He says, "his political course has always
been candid and open, concealment being no pari of his
character, lie may take our bcot3 after that!
6th. He intends to defend himself, he says, to the
last extremity. That is all very proper. Even a
skunk will do that. But there is a vast difference
between defence and attack. If he is the Democrat
he professes to be, he would attack the common ene
my, and not be doing all he can to sow the seeds of dis
cord among the Democracy, for no other purpose what
ever, than to further his selfish ends. We should sup
pose that even he had lived long enough to learn that
"honesty is the best policy." At all events, he will
find that the best course to pursue hereafter; and if he
is not too firmly Wedded to political gambling, he
should adopt it at once. He will never succeed in
any other course, however he may have prospered by
it in times by-gone. Political gambling, like all
other gambling, has nearly reached its acme; and as
sure as day succeeds night, so sure will it fall. The
eyes of the people arc being opened on all sides, and
all attempts hereafter to play such games will most
signally be detected, exposed and rebuked.
Wlio is the Ofllco Secker T
Morrison charges that we have been applicants for
some four or five offices. This, in part, is trie. After
sixteen years service in the Democratic cause, we did
nnt know that it was a crime to dd so. But to the
One of us was an applicant for the State Printing,
and got it, after he, Morrison, tried every game to
chisel us out of it. The other has been a candidate
for the Post Office, and he was so boldly and fairly.
In one of our little corporation elections, also, he
suffered his name to be used as a candidate for Coun-
rilman. Awful ofiice-Seekin?. that ! Some talk was ,
also made once about our running for the Senate; but 'ti, ket in thir3 county, by a majority probably of more
c r, . i ,i r than 300. I lie precise ir.aorit we are however un
wc should like to know if a sohtarv soul in the dis- . . . . ; , J . , '
"u 1 1 . nhl to stntp. not liavintr ns vpt rnreivcvl t in ntnm
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met ever heard us announce ourselves as a candidate
for that othee.
vv e may nave aiso ouen remarKcu mai we liuenueu
one of these days to run as a candidate for Fresidcnt
of the Unite.i States ; and wc are only waiting now
to sec whether the good people of the U. S. would
like the Old Cock to be thus honored. Were we once
there, we would make sad havoc among some politi-
ciaus, sure.
But with what grace comes such a charge from one
who has held office always when he could get it, and
has been a standing applicant for sometimes half a
dozen at a time ! Let us look back a moment.
.Morrison first came here a Representative from
Clark county ; and a certain set of bastard politicians
took such a fancy "to him, that he never went back;
Since then he has held, or been an applicant for, the
following offices. We don't set them down in regular
order, nor do we remember whether we have got the
whole. We just state them from memory. He was
elected Senator ; appointtd by Gov. Wallace, Whig,
a member of the Roard of Internal Improvements,
where he spent upwards of 90,000 more than he was
allowed to do by law ; and it is said, he employed men
to get him contracts in their nr"ncs which he was not
allowed to do hy law; then llcprcpcntative ; then
State Printer; candidate for Congress against the
; lamented Kinnard ; candidate for Congress against
i . .
W. J. Brown; at which time he kicked up a very
pretty fuss and cursed all hands ; candidate for State
Senate ; candidate for Auditor of State, Treasurer
of State, and for State Printer again, all at once !
candidate for Congress again ; sec his letter to the
committee; candidate for the Tot Ofiice; was
Assistant Secretary of the Senate ; candidate for
Principal Secretary of the same body; candidate for
Kcsristcr of Land Oifjce, which Mr. Van Buren refused
to give him, and for which Morrison has not forgiven
him ; had previously been a candidate for Tost Office
against Capt. Cain ; Commissioner of an Indian
Treaty ; Commissioner among the Indians, commonly
known as the Blanket Treaty ; and we don't know
how many others. Is not Mr. Morrison a very modest
man !
Ixrd help the poor people, if he is longer to ride
them vith boot and spur !
The Junto generally, and Morrison's Democrat,
their organ, say that we 44 dictate," and nothing
pleases us, unless under our 44 dictation." So fur as
they are concerned, wc intend to 44 dictate." If show
ing them up in their true colors convinces the people
that they are not what they profess, be dictation, we
plead guilty. But when our cotcmporarics of the
press, or any one of the people, make the charge, we
shall examine the ground. It is only dictating to the
Junto, that we are determined to let the people select
their own servants, with their own free will and choice,
of which they complain; Can't they get up a more
reasonable charge--one that tho whole people do not
Anew to be false 1
Florida Election.
The Indiana Journal, and its coadjutor, the Morri
son Democrat, have each announced that Cabell, the
Whig candidate, as elected to Congress from tiie State
of Florida. This attempt at crowing, no doubt equal
ly satisfactory to both, proves to have been just before
they got out of the tcoals. We have the pleasure to
announce to our readers, that Mr. Urockenbrovgh,
the Democratic candidate, is elected by a handsome
' maiofitv.' May all coons and skunks make just
crows as the Journal and Morrison's Democrat.
2 r
three or four days past, the leading whigs of
. . i i a ,
ace have been in perfect fdgets after the returns
llio Nonr VnrV rl or"t if in c With tlmir (VonIn- !
this pi
from the New York elections. With their fraudu
lently obtained majority in Ohio, their accidental ma
jority in Georgia, their falsely claimed majority in
Florida, they fondly hoped to couple New York and
New Jersey. If successful, then would they have
raised their loud rejoicings and showered upon the
democracy their usual taunts ! Then would the wel
kin ring with their songs of joy ! But alas ! they
have been sadly disappointed. Circumstances which
elsewhere exist have caused the New York democra
cy to expose and drive from their ranks the corrrupt
and ojfice seeking scoundrels, who have hung and will
continue to hang, like a mill-stone around the necks
of the honest people of all parties, unless they are
speedily cxposeu ana put out 01 the way, and thus ;
... . .. I
has resulted a great, glorious, and we believe, a per-
manent victory a victory without a parallel ! It
would be well for the Democratic party everywhere to
purge itself of these unclean beasts ; making them an
example which shall be a warning to all succeeding
generations. Let them threaten what they please;
let them join our opponents. What if they do 1 We
are not yet defeated. Thousands from our now oppo
nents will join our standard when they see and know
' our endeavors to keep our principles pure for princi
ples sake. What if we are defeated 1 We have
principles founded on truth, and
44 Truth crushed to earth will rise again,
The eternal years of God are hers;
While error, wounded, writhes in pain.
And dies amid her worshipers."!
Let, then, the whole western Democracy never sleep
at their posts. Let us purge our ranks of all traitors,
cowards, camp-followers for plunder, and all who are
not for the CAUSE from motives of Patriotism. Imi
tate our New York brethren, and all will be safe.
From the Xew York Globe.
New York City Always in the Van!
Democracy Victorious Nativism and 'Whig-
gery Exterminated. The Administration of James
K. Polk sustained Texas and Oregon determined
up'ont-European Interference in American Affairs
Emphatically Repudiated The City Carried by
near 30(10 Majority.
The election closed last evening. Its result is a
brilliant triumph of the New York Democracy. The
Senator, the Register and the thirteen members of
the Legislature are elected by an unexpected and
triumphant majority. Whiggery and Nativism
are put to route. The noble policy of President
Polk as reflected in his inaugural is sustained in
a quiet election by an overwhelming majority of
the votes polled. His foreign policy is sustained by
the most decisive majority, and that majority is given
by the people of the great Commercial Emporium of
the Western Continent. We feel proud of our city.
Where has there been a crisis where her sturdv De
mocracy have not come off victors ! When ha"s she
failed not only to originate eat measures, but to use
her Herculean arm in their consummation ! We have
no time tq say more, and give the majorities in the
different Wards :
In a smaller vote than usually given the democratic !
majority will probably be near three thousand. Had
the democrats polleu their full vote, as they ought to
have done, it would no doubt be several thousands
The journal of Commerce gives the following ad
ditional returns, which we condense :
Kings County. The Democrats have carried their
' J .--....v....
from Williamsburgli. It U supposed that the Demo-
crats have obtained a majority there, and rumor sets
u down ai aooui seventy.
! It gives for Brooklyn, a dem. majority of 202, and
Williamsburgli to be heard from.
Richmond County When our messenger left at
ten o'clock last evening, there were no returns in,
witii the exception ot. the 1st District of the Township
oi vasueiou, u men wc buujoiu. xncre are iour
Townships in the County.
Whig. Native. Democrat.
Bradish 07 Ely fl Sandford 172.
12 majority against Convention.
Tiic vote of this District has fallen off 199, as com
pared with last Fall election.
It is conceded by all parties that the Democrats will
have from to to IVO majority on their Assembly
; ticket, which runs rather higher than the Senatorial.
Queens County This county has gone Democrat
ic, as usual. Uesidts the regular Whig and Demo
cratic ticket, there was a Temperance ticket which
polled about Ü00 votes.
Democratic majority in the county, about J04.
Westchester County. Our express has brought particularize just now, but wc advise every body to
us the following returns, which are all that could be go to his store and sec for themselves.
obtained in season for the morning paper. They en-
sure the success of the Democratic ticket. Another IVcu More.
Democratic majority thus far 7SÜ ; which will be We do not know when wc have examined a finer
diminished by the remaining nine towns to U0 orjcr Inorc extensive assortment of Dry (ioods, &c.
' Both the Democratic candidates for the Assembly, !llanwc füUnd at 0uJ fricntl lpr'. nt the old
.Marshall and Hay ward, are doubtlos elected. 'auction store, near Harrison's corner. Mr. 31. has
The Rivek. AVc have no returns except from certainly exhibited great taste in his selections, and
New burgh village, which gives a democratic majority j is determined to do a smashing business in the way
of til. The number of votes polled very small, (57-1.) of bargains. Wc shall have no occasion to request
Majority for Convention, 50.
Senate hold over - tl
Add, 1st district - -
Six to be heard from.
The new Senate will probably stand-1 Whigs, 1
Native, and Democrats.
Dem :
New York - - - last year Natives lit
Kings - -- -- -- dj - --2
Queens 1
Westchester - - - - 1
Bichmond - -- -- -- -- -- 1
The democrats have made a clean sweep thus far.
Afcw Jersey Election.
The annual election for members of the Leuisla
ture, some County officers, and a member of Congress
in the tld district, comprising the counties of Burling
ton, Monmouth and Mercer, to supply a vacancy, has
been held.
In Hudscti county a Whig Scriator and Assembly
man are elected as usual. Jersey City gives a Whi
majority of 1G1), Van Vorst 13, Harrison 103, whicS
the remaining two towns will increase.
Essex County. It ia supposed the Democratic Se
nator is elected.
The general opinion seemed to be that Geo. Sykes,
dem. was elected to Congress in the Third District.
The Whig candidate was Israel K. Lippincott.
Morrison names several gentleman as likely to be
democratic candidates for the office of Governor and
Lt. Governor, this winter. He has two objects in
doing this: the first a sly thrust at Mr. Jesse D.
Bright ; and second, for the purpose of soft sawdering
others some of whom he hates as the devil hates ho
ly water. Their response to him wilt be 44 get thee be
hind me, Satan
Eight days Inter from Europe.
The steamship Caledonia arrived at Boston on Mon
day, Nov. 3d. She brings London and Liverpool pa
pers to Oct. 19.
The price of grain is rising rapidly. The weather
has been wretched, and large patches of uncut grain
are exposed to the elements in the north of England
and in Scotland. Damp corn enhances the price of
fine wheat, and those who bold the latter calculate on
a farther rise. The money market shows symptoms
bf wavering ; consols have declined one per cent., and
the value of money is higher. The iron trade is
brisk, and prices advancing. The produce market,
rum m.olasse8. 'J. coffee,) is firm, with
slight advances in some articles,
TllC Ainerican provision trade flourishes. The
it 1. C 1 C . 1. 1 i i . I !.
stock of beef, pork, and cheese, is light; and the
state of things in Ireland will have a tendency not
only to improve prices, but to lessen competition.
The cotton market is depre-sed ; the business
transacted is limited; prices have a downward ten
dency ; and holders, evidently not at ease, show a de
sire to accept the current rates, and to ress their
stocks. The sales of the week ending on Friday, Oct.
17, only amounted to 20,C0t bales; and limited as
this business is, it wa3 even more restricted on the
ISth for not more than 1,500 to 2,0C0bngs changed
hands. A thouand causes may be adduced to ac
count for the present stagnation. Foremost is the
i ail way madness. It swallows up all classes and
shades in its Vortex.
The state of trade in the manufacturing districts
does not certainly give an indication of the existing
t,..w '
fceling in the cotton market. The varn market is es
pecially dull. Large quantities had been purchased
for ex tortation to Germany. The market for goods
in Manchester and the neighborhood is also less ac
tive, and prices have receded a little they are 'easier
in the parlance of the trade. The woollen trade in
the Yorkshire districts has alo diminished some
what in activity, hut still maintains a healthy ap
The dock yards and naval arsenals of England ex
hibit extraordinary activity. In many of the out
ports steam-frigates of the largest class have been or
dered by the governnent to be ready by a fixed period,
according to the contracts ; and the bu.lders have been
bound down in heavy penalties to have them fit for
pea at the required time. Oregon is pointed at by
certain politicians as the solution of the mystery.
Miami ICcscrvc.
We subjoin two letters from the Commissioner of
the General Land Office, one to (low Whitcomb, (oc
casioned by a letter from the Governor to the Com
missioner requesting an early survey of the Great
Miami Reserve) and the other to the Surveyor Gen
eral, by which our citizens, especially those residing
in that vicinity, will be gratified to learn that no
doubt exists of the speedy commencement and com
pletion of that Survey.
General Land Office,
October loth, ISM.
Sin : Having been advised by the Commissioner
of Indian Affairs, that he is not aware of any legal
objection to the survey of the Miami National Re
servation, after the 28th November next, I have this
day sent instructions to the Surveyor General at De
troit, to have that Reservation surveyed as soon after
that date as practicable ; a copy of those instructions
is herewith enclosed.
With great respect,
Your obedient servant,
His Excellency, James Whitcomb, Governor of
General Land Office,
October loth, 1913.
Sir : By the Treaty of 2Sth November, 1840, with
the Miami tribe of Indians, it is stipulated, that those
Indians shall remove to the country assigned them
west of the Mississippi, within five years from that
date, that is, by or before the 28th November next,
afier which the Commissioner of Indian Affairs states,
in a letter of the Gth instant, that he is net aware of
'any legal objection to adopting measures for the sur
vey of the land" ceded by them in Indians. He fur
ther states, however, that those Indians will not be
removed till next spring, and suggests the expedien
cy of postponing those surveys till the time; but
the great anxiety of the people of Indiana to have
early action in the case, and the evident importance
of it to the interest of that State, have determined
iwv iu im t c l liu iuiiiu .uivvv wo own "
j gaily b2 done. You will please, therefore
i necessary arrangements for surveying tho
me to have those lands surveyed as soon as it can Ie-
, make the
c lands as
soon afier the 2ii November next, as practicable,
and for this duty you will engage the services of one
of your most skilful and experienced deputies, and
one in whose discretion and forbearance you have
perfect confidence, and so instruct him that all cause
of difficulty and collision with those Indians may be
avoided. You will also instruct him to continue the
section and township lines through the reserve, so
that the work will present a regular and harmonious
appearance, and irregular or ill-shaped tracts or
townships be avoided.
Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
L. Lyon, Esq., Surveyor General, Detroit, Michi
New Hooks.
Davis has just received one of the most magnificent
and costly, as well as useful, stock of Dooks and Sta
tionery ever brought to this city. It is impossible to
our fair friends to give him a call, when w e say that he
is a young bachelor, and a candidate, in addition to
all his other attractions. All who go once are Fure
to go again, and that is saying some. Ijook in, ladies,
and remember not to bave any thing except vour
dimes, or may be, your hearts !
lUautidil Honnef.
Those who desire to see Bonnets of the prettiest
fashion yet invented, will not fail to call on Mrs.
You no, immediately. They will there find bonnets
of the most elegant shapes and of the richest male
rial, as well as a great variety of millinery articles,
so beautiful that it absolutely makes one sigh to look
at them and reflect that one can't possess them all !
We are happy t announce that Mr. Kever, an
excellent artist, has taken tho room over Ferguson's
Watch Store, where he is prepared to furnish excel
lent Daguerreotype miniatures. Wc have examined
a number of his execution, and have seldom, if ever,
seen then surpassed. We hope he will receive a
liberal patronage.
Ilcdderly's Caudles.
We have tried what is called Hcdderly's Sterine
candles, No. 2, which are made of a combination of
Sterine and tallow. While they arc considerably
cheaper than the pure Sterine, they burn equally aa
well, giving a brilliant light. We advise our readers
to give them a trial ; being sure that they will find
them the most economical article of the kind which
can be procured.
(jrWe would refer to Mr. Talbotl's advertisements.
His assortment of goods in Iiis line is very extensive;
and we understand that he is determined to sell at the
lowest possible prices.
COScvcral advertisements unavoidably postponed.

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