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THE WHIG STANDARD.
** Flu* of ?**? tfp l ttky fold* alinll fly, The ilgu of hopt and triumph nigh." FOR PRESIDENT, j HENRY CLAY,! OF KENTUCKY. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JAN. 11. 1844. THE WHIG MEETING. The Whigs of thia city held their first meeting preparatory to the campaign of '44 on Tuesday evening. A Clay Club was formed, of which J. H. Bradlev, Esq., was chosen President. Sev eral members of Congress addressed the meet ing, and the enthusiastic applause which greeted their remarks warrants the assurance that this first gun from Washington headquarters will be fol lowed up with successive peals of Whig artillery t whose echoes will spread from the centre to the extremes of the Union. The speakers were unanimous in the opinion that it waB both the right a.id duty of the citizens of this disfranchised ten miles square to make themselves heard and felt in the coming contest; and we have no doubt that the voices of the people here will-accomplish as much towards the election of Mr. Clay as the votes of any equal number of citizens elsewhere. They can at least " clear the ring, and ehow old Kentuck fair play." THE GLOBE'S HONESTY. For a few weeks past the Globe has been making the most violent, virulent, and unpro voked attacks upon the Hon. John Davis, of Mas sachusetts, because he has been employed by the State of Illinois and the holders of her bonds in England, mutually, to endeavor to bring about an arrangement, by which the latter shall advance money enough to the State to complete some of the improvements, canals, railroads, &c., which she had begun, nearly finished, but for want of means was compelled to leave in an unfinished, and, of course, unproductivo condition. Could such an arrangement be accomplished, it is ob vious to all. that the millions which Illinois had expended upon her improvements, and which, without further expenditure, would be entirely thrown away, would become productive capital to the State, and enable her to pay the interest at least on her debt, and redeem her honor and credit, to say nothing of affording the facilities of easy and cheap transportation to her citizens for their immense agricultural productions to market, and of goods brought into the State for consumption in return. Could any man see harm in such an arrangement 1 On the contrary, would it net be productive of immense advantage to the people of Illinois ? Most assuredly, and there fore the good people of that State, of all parties, rejoiced at the prospect of bringing it about, and gave Governor Davis, when he came to the State for the purpose mentioned, a most cordial and un feigned welcome. Poor souls ! they did not know that he came to buy them all up!?never dreamed of such a thing until the Globe raised the cry of "BRITISH INFLUENCE!" Theynever thought they were to become the slaves of British widows and orphans?it may be even a few, very few Lords?by making an arrangement by which they could pay their debts honestly, and increase the value of their farms, at the tame time that they facilitated travel in the State, and removed those objections which now prevent emigrants from locating themselves in that State. No such thing. They did not perceive or dream that no influence but " British influence" could induce them to be honest and just both to themselves and their creditors ! No; they were too blind or unsuspicious until they were told so by the Globe, and not even then. But the peculiar " honesty" of the Globe, to which we are particularly desirous to call public attention, is manifested in its report of Mr. Went worth's remarks in Committee of the Whole on Tuesday. Mr. Wentworth acted the part of an honest man in defending Governor Davis against the assaults of the Globe, and in bearing testi mony to his high character for honesty?jrover. bial honesty and integrity. "Mr. W. said he wished to be permitted to make an allusion to some remarks which he had seen in diflerent papers in relation to the project and the negotiations thereon in his own State, of binding together the different portions of our common country?he alluded to the completion of the Illinois and Michigan canal, and to the recent appointment of Governor Davis to investigate that subject. Opposed to him as he was in principle, he was rejoiced at. this appointment, and any allu sion to political influences in (his matter he must repel as an assault upon the dominant party there. The dominantpu-ty had taken, as was natural, a suitable nun of the other party, so that in this great measure of national importance all political biases should be avoided, and both parties be uni ted in this great and grand object of connecting together the waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the upper lakes and with the Atlantic ocean. Mr. W. had no fetr of the integrity of that Stale, of its being bought with British gold i that State had been tried, and it wan too late to be appre heimive of attacks of this k.nd upon .t. He re joiced to say that the day w?? coming when that State would riae into a new character a? a deb - paying and inteiest-paying State. And while much was said upon repud.ation in various sec tions of this country, Mr. W. for one, and his col leagues with him, and the people of his Slate with them, were in favor of rising in the great cause of placing that State immediately in the position of an interest-paying State?of a Stato which meant to pay its hone6t debts, and that meant to indicate her intention to do this by paying a little interest immediately. And lor this purpose they threw aside all party bias, and asked all honest men to join them in this undertaking." Now, reader, would you believe that the Globe, which professes to give a true and correct report I of the debates in the House, although it gi\es 1 what purports to be the substance ot Mr. W ent I worth's remarks, has not one word of the above! I No, not a single allusion to the name of Governor I Davis, although this vindication was the principal object of his speech! And why should it ? It had made false, malicious, and unfounded charges* why publish their refutation by cne of its own party upon the floor of Congress, and thus pro I claim its own mendacity and shame 1 But it shall not escape the brand Mr. Wentworth has put upon its brazen front; and that it may not, we call upon the whole Whig press of the country to I republish this article. NEW BUFFALO. In the Senate on Tuesday, Mr. Porter pro 1 sented a memorial from citizens of New Buffalo, I situated somewhere upon the Southeastern part 1 of Lake Michigan, asking the aid of Congress. I It is a new town, just commenced. I We think we see a reason why Congress should aid the citizens?if they are so poor that they had even to borrow a name, they are cer tainly poor enough to be the recipients of public charity, at least so far as to be helped to a new I and distinctive name. Let them call upon " the I poor Indian," and we will engage he will furnish I them with an euphonious name that shall have a I descriptive signification, and therefore a proper name for their new city. The Whigs cf Berks county, Pennsylvania, held a large and enthusiastic meeting at Beading on the 2d instant. Besolutions in favor of Mr. Clay for President and Judge Banks for Governor, were adopted by a unanimous vote of the con I vention. John S. Richards, Esq., editor of Berks and Schuylkill Journal, was appointed delegate I to the Baltimore Conventioa. The Johnson men held a meeting the day pre I vious, and rejected a resolution agreeing to go for I the Locofoco nominee of the Baltimore Con I vention.?N. Y. Tribune. The Richmond Whig, speaking of the Loco I foco majority in Congress, says: " Give them rope enough, and they will hang themselves." To which the Louisville Journal says: " Well, we are decidedly in favor of giving I them all the rope their hearts desire and their necks deserve. Kentucky, if necessary, will gladly contribute her whole hemp crop in such a cause." New York and Virginia.?Last year, Gover nor Bouck's message was extremely so|icitou* that the Legislature should oblige Virginia by repealing the jury law and surrendering general ly the ground taken by Governor Seward. The matter was discussed, reported on, but not con summated. This year, our Governor has not a word to say on the subject. Virginia, you see, had not declared for Van Buren against his rivals a year ago ; she has now. Quite a difference.? N. Y. Tribune. Impeachment of Governor Porter.?Mr. Roumfort, of the Pennsylvania House of Repre sentatives, has made a motion to raise a com mittee to draw up articles of impeachment against Governor Porter. The Governor, in a message, desires that the impeachment may be attempted. The matter was, however, post poned for the present.?Bait. Clipper. Lead and Copper Trade of Galena.?'We observe by an article in a recent number of the St. Louis Republican that there were shipped from Galena and Dubuque, and all other points on the Upper Mississippi, during the year 1843, 563,731 pigs of lead?weighing 39,461,171 lbs., and valued at $937,202. The value of Wiscon sin copper exported from these places, during the same period, was $11,000. It is thought that the shipments of copper during the present year will double those of last year. The actual increase in the exports of lead in favor of 1843, as compared with the exports of 1842, is 140,174 pigs, or 9,800,080 pounds. The old saying, " shoemaker stick to your last," is about being verified in the shoemakers protesting against any alteration being made to the Tariff, by which their distinct interest may be affected. It is supposed thai there are not less than 150,000 journeymen shoemakers in the United States?quite an army, and moreover, 3C,000 females who are employed iu binding shoes. We must confess, numerically speaking, that this is an interest requiring great consider ation, and we might add protection. It appears, however, that the free-trade papers are calling for a redaction of the duty en shoes, and the shoe makers are quite alarmed, declaring that they cannot compete with French shoemaker^ who receive but forty cents per day, as the highest wages ; and, moreover, they say that a mechan ic's dinner in France is a piece of bread?an apple?a pear?and a pennyworth of brandy. N. V. Sun. Sixth Conghemiosil |)isT&icft Maii.?1"|?t Springfield Republican gives the returns from til the towns in the district but two. Mr. Baker, thus far, has a majority of 86. The towns to be heard from (Holland and Whately) gave a ma jority against Baker in November, of 32. If the majority agaiust him now, is no larger, he is chosen. Mike Walsh.?The term of Walsh's impris onment expires to-night, and we learn that he will to-morrow morning make a triumphal entry into the city, escorted by some thousands of his iriends, on horse and on foot. We may very rea_ sonably expect an exciting and interesting spec lacle.?iV. Y. Aurora of Tuesday. ROBBERY OF POMEROY St CO.'d EXPRESS. A gentleman has given us some new facts which seem at length to throw a little light on this mysterious transaction. A man parsing the evening a few days since with a woman of ill I j'tme named Legget, in Rochester, was informed bv her that she had some of the bills that were lound in the trunk of Ponieroy's Express. She then produced them to his astonishment, and in formed him that Messrs. Rust and Banks had given them to her. Impelled by the large reward offered for the I apprehension of the robbers, this man went to l the police and made affidavit to the facts we have stated. This woman had been watched by the pol ce for some time, on account of some other l affair she was suspected of being engaged in. She was immediately arre3ted, and, on examina tion, testified to the facts related above, addin^ the name of Copp to those of Messrs. Rust and Banks. She stated also that those bills were give her to fill out for circulation, as she was able to imitate with great exactness any ordinary hand-writing. J To test this part of the statement, a few sen tences were written, and she was requested to imitate them, which she did with wonderful pre cision. She stated further that these bills, when I A) up. were to be despatched with a messenger I , es~ 1 l'iese *acts being made known, the sheriff was immediately despatched to Syracuse, where he arrested Banks. The arrest bein^ in some way illegal, he was compelled to release him, when Banks arrested tlie sheriff for false irnprisonment, and held him to bail in the sum of ! V/wjUUu. Immediately on his release, Banks started a horse express for Rochester. The sheriff also took a horse and cutter for Auburn, with an order for an engine there, to run to Rochester for the [ purpose of anticipating the express of Banks, lhe deputy sheriff was despatched to Troy to arrest Copp. Our informant states that he had these facts from the deputy sheriff himself, who was on his way to arrest Copp. Banks, it is said, was arrested again, so that probably all three are now under arrest. If these statements can be re lied on, it is not difficult to point where the crime rests. The starting of an express by Banks for Ro chester would be a very singular thing unless there was truth in the woman's testimony. The result of the two expresses will doubtless throw more light on this subject, and if the report brought us is true, the whole thing will soon be cleared up. There are rumors afloat implicating some others, but as nothing is yet certain, we withhold names. Postcript?Half past 3 o'clock.?By the Al bany boat, just arrived, we learn a number of citizens of Auburn and Syracuse proceeded on [ Saturday to Rochester, for the purpose of inves tigating the charge against Mr. Rust. A slip I ?m i i? ??Ce 0t the Democrat contains a card signed by them, as also one from citizens of Ro chester, clearly establishing Mr. Rust's irino | cence.?N. Y. Tribune. JiSTX ?FF?f?The Red River Republican of tjie 23d furnishes the following account of a terrible aflray which occurred in the Parish of ThZifir0? * ?1St U|K Jt aPPears that Thomas H. Lewis, Esq., and Dr. Jewell, of Ope n?hiian TT^b,ef?re g0ne to lhe house in wh'ch Roger Banks Marshall was living, but .T n.C!? ^th-fdves owned, having purchased u ii S e or a debt due by Mar shall. I hey were hospitably entertained, and after a very sociable and agreeable conversation, In ip6? M l!'. L m6 morninS Mr- Lewis ob ained Mr. Marshall s razors, and was shaving himself when the disposition of the property be came the subject of conversation. In a few mo ments the parties all became excited. Dr. Jewel! drew a pistol and shot at Mr. Marshall, who in stantly returned the fire and clenched him, but found he was contending with a dead man. While struggling with him h<? was shot in the s,d/ ^Jr. Lewis, who he then pursued with a double barrelled gun. He shot at him twice one shot grazing his stock, and the other his pantaloons. I he last account from the Bayou represents Mr. Marshall to be very ill. y ' Striped Pigish.?It seems thai all the cute I people are not down east. There are some in I Alabama, 'lhe authorities of the town of Mari-1 on, in that State, have, for the encouragement of emperance, raised the price of a license forhe retaiiing l.quors to 31,000, and it is said that ,as SmCu al)Pearetl there a magic wheel hich turns about without any visible manage ment or machinery, and converts a dime into a glass of hquor as completely as if Signor Blitz were inside; and they do say that wheat and corn tVZ S0,Kd V ' "i * ^ain',he tSrow N^O Pic y ee gratis for nothing."? X POTIIUCAKIES' HALL MAGNESIA, superior "ec & rv 4 _ Drag; store. PVcnfof RlMlSTlICt LNKSTANDS.-An^ manufacture a ,n^land.s J?st received from the duced bv the mi r g'zt ''as just been intro .n 21 Pal<:ntre> a arid beautiful article SS, tpr??r?ed""ne ph" ,,ur? ?f ..rr S'?" ,hick and oil i consistency and color until it is all consumed. Sold wholesale and retail by mot 7 R. FAKNHAM, corner 11th st. and Penn av. rpo> members of congress and others !r , r?P[,fitor of the EXCHANGE HOTEL IJtK0?' Members of Congress a?d stran "e " Prepared at all times to furnish dm at short ZZTI .parllcs'at reasonable prices, and nurnose g convenience for that decTa-tf THOMPSON TYLER. MEETING OF TKE WHIGS OF WASH- 1 TON. 1 Pursuant to notice, a large and enthusiastic meeting ot the Whigs of Washington convened I at the Assembly rooms, Louisiana avenue, on Tuesday evening, January 9, for the formation of a Clay Club. Dr. William 13. Magruuer was called to the Chair, and Jno. T. Towers appointed to act as Secretary. Dr. A. McD. Davis reported, from the com mittee heretofore appointed for that purpose, a constitution for the government of a Clay Club, which, after having been read, was unanimously adopted. On motion, a committee of five was appointed by the Chair, to report a list of officers for the Club, in pursuance of the provisions of the con stitution ; and Messrs. Blake, Hyatt, Eanby, f* ahnham, and Acken, were named as said committee. Mr. VYattekston moved that a committee of live be appointed to report resolutions for the consideration of the meeting, which was adopted; and Messrs. Watterston, Holmes, Davis, Buvan, and Hewitt, were appointed by the Chair. The Hon. Mr. Stephens, of Georgia, being present, was loudly called for, and took the stand and delivered an able and eloquent address upon the principles of the Whig party. The committee appointed to report officers for the Club, presented the following list, which was adopted by the meeting: President. Joseph h. Bradley. Vice Presidents. Wm. B. Magruder, Alexander McD. Davis, Joseph Bryan, Washington Young, William D. Acken. Corresponding Secretaries.?Geo. Watter ston, J. L. IIenshaw, John H. Hewitt. Treasurer.?R. Farnham. Recording Secretaries.?Jno. T. Towers, A. B. Claxton. Executive Committee. John A. Blake, Joseph Borrows, S. Holme9, Geo. W. Harkness, R. C. Washington, Leonard Harbaugh, Seth Hyatt, Isaac Beers, Samuel Bacon, Richard H. Stewart, R. S. Patterson, Wm. Thompson, 5th st. Mr. Watterston, from the committee ap pointed for that purpose, submitted the follow ing resolutions, which were adopted by accla mation : Resolved, That the citizens of Washington, though deprived of the elective franchise, feel as deep an interest in the preservation of the Union, the welfare and prosperity of their coun try, and the success of its free institutions, as their more fortunate fellow-citizens in the seve ral States where this franchise is enjoyed ; and that, from their peculiar position, they have a better opportunity to observe, as they have been made to feel, the follies and misrule of those who have been intrusted with the administra tion of the Federal Government. Resolved, That, though thas situated, the po litical interests of the citizens of Washington are identified with those of the citizens of the States, and, in the language of the " Federalist," they will, in all questions that affect the gen eral liberty and prosperity, have the same inter est with those who are at a distance, and will stand ready to sound the alarm when necessary, and to point out the actors in any pernicious pro-1 ject." Knowing that this duty is expected of them, they have always been ready boldly and fearlessly to perform it, and, as vigilant senti nels, to sound the alarm to their fellow citizens at a distance. tteso/ved, That they have witnessed with dismay and sorrow the systematic attempts which have been made to destroy the national credit and honor, the currency, commerce, and manufactures of the country ; to paralyze public and private enterprise, and to trample under foot the Constitution and laws of the Republic. As an evidence of this, they need only refer to the late action of the House of Representatives upon the admission of members of that body elected in open disregard and violation of law. Resolved, That they would regard the tri umph of Locofocoism, with all its attributes of I proscription, profligacy, repudiation, and folly, as one of the greatest evils that could befal the nation ; but driven from power, as the self-styled Democratic party and its leader were in 1840, by the indignant voice of an outraged people! this meeting cannot believe it possible thai the enlightened freemen of this country could be so far deluded as blindly to rush again into the toils from which they so lately and successfully delivered themselves; and they feel assured, that when the great contest comes, ii must result in the triumph o 1 the principles which they have always proudly maintained, and which are so eminently calculated to render the nation pros perous and happy, to give stability to the repub lic, and to add to the permanency and duration of its free institutions. Resoived, That the objects which this meet ing most anxiously desire to see successfully accomplished are, in the words of the great leader of the Whig party, the following: 1. A sound national currency, regelated by the will and authority of the nation. 2. An adequate revenue for the support of an economical Government, with such a discrimi nation in the duties imposed as will incidentally afford reasonable protection to our national in-1 terests. 1 3. Just restraints on the Executive power em-1 bracing a further restriction on the exercise of I the veto. 1 4. A faithful administration of the public do main, with an equitable distribution of the pro ceeds of the sales of it among all the States. 5. An honest and economical administration of the General Government. G. An amendment to the Constitution, limit ing the incumbent of the presidential office to a single term. Resolved, That, in the opinion of this meet ing, no one could be selected so well qual fied to carry the principles of the Whig party into effect, and to attain the objects above mentioned, as HENRY CLAY, whose ardent patriotism] brilliant exertions, and splendid merits, have been long felt, appreciated, and acknowledged by the great body of the American people; and that this meeting will most cordially co-operate with their Whig brethren id the several States, in promoting, by all honorable means, his elec tion to the Presidency of the United States. The Hon. Messrs. Jarnec.an and Milton Brown of Tennessee, Chilton of Viiginia, Col lamkii of Vefmottt* and 1*hohass6w of Iteii4 tucky, were called on by the meeting, and s^Vi e.'ally addressed it upon the principal topics of I lie party. On moron, the thanks of the meeting we-e tendered to the honorable gentlemen wlio ad dressed them during the evening. On motion of Dr. Maoritder, tbe Whig pa pers of the District were requested to publish the proceedings of the meeting. The meeting then adjoujned. JOS. H. BRADLEY, President. J/?uT^T?rRS'! Secretaries. A. B. Glaxton, ) ID" The Officers and members of the Execu tive Committee are requested to meet at the Assembly rooms on Saturday evening next, at 7 o'clock. ORGANIZATION OF THE COLONIZA TION SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. At an adjourned meeting of the citizens of the District, held on tbe 9th inst. in A\ street church, the Rev. Dr. Laurie assumed the Chair and in voked the Divine blessings ; J. H. Offley, Esq., vyas appointed Secretary of the meeting: The committee appointed at the former meeting to draft a Constitution, being called upon, the Rev. Mr. Gurley, chairman of the committee, pre sented a form, which, on being read, was unani mously adopted as the Constitution of the So ciety. The Chairman of the Committee on Nomina tions reported the names of the following gentle men as officers of the Society, who were unani mously elected: president. Hon. CHARLES B. PENROSE. VICE PRESIDENTS. In Washington.?Rev. Jas. Laurie, D. D., Rev. Win. Hawley, Rev. Jas. Knox, Rev. John Davis, Messrs. Aaron O. Dayton, Jacob Gideon, and A. Rothwell. In Georgelcnon.?Rev. C. M. Butler, Rev. R. T. Berry, Rev. James McV?an, Messrs. Samuel McKenr.ey, Anthony Hyde, Wm. G. Ridgeley, and Jeremiah Orme. In Alexandria.?Rev. Elias Harrison, Rev. Charles B. Dana, Rev. Jas. T. Johnston, Messrs. Robert JamieBon, Benoni Wheat, John Withers, and James Van Zandt. "Corresponding Secretary.?Rev. R. R. Gur ley. Recording Secretary.?John P. Ingle, Esq. Treasurer.?James Adams, Esq. The following resolutions were offered and adopted: Resolved, That since the Colony of Liberia has powerfully contributed to the suppression of the African slave trade, and essentially contributed to the increase and value of lawful American commerce in the cause of Africa, the great ob? jects proposed by our Government in its recent treaty stipulations with Great Britain, to main tain a squadron qp that coast, it is entitled to all such protection and aid from 6aid squadron, as can be constitutionally, and in consistency with the provisions of said treaty, granted. Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to the Board of Managers of this Society to adopt immediate and efficient measures for raising in this District such an amount, as, with the sums already contributed, will entitle them to a repre sentation in the Board of Directors in the Parent Society. Resolved, That, in a work so benificent as the one for which we now associate, the ladies' whose hearts are the reservoirs of that benevolence which Heaven grants to relieve the woes of a suffering world, be irtvited to participate with ua in this special effort to aid the cause, which, hs a charity begins at home, and yet extends its benign effects to millions of wretched human beings in a foreign land. Resolved, That it be recommended to the Man agers of this Society to consider the means of in creasing the circulation of the African Reposi tory in this District, and diffusing accurate and full information in regard to the condition and prosperity of Liberia, among all classes of our citizens. Resolved, That the proceedings of this meet ing and the Constitution this evening adopted, be printed for the use of officers, and for distribution in promoting the objects of this Society. l'rayer was then offered by the Rev. Mr. Bean, and the meeting adjourned. ARRIVALS AT THE PRINCIPAL HOTELS. January 10, 1844. INDIAN QUEEN (bROWN's) HOTEL. Col. McPhcrson, John II. Owens, R. C. Brent, J. II. Diggs, F. Stooner, Md ; Robert Butcher, D. C.; John Whiting, E. R. Ford, F. M. Pord, A. Blackwell, E. D. Nash, Va.; J. Coggsdall, James Van Brunt, E. A- Johnson, Geo. Seely, New York; C. Stravenger, C. GW>ovener, James Fuller, Baltimore ; Wm. Wood nutt, Cincinnati; Wm. R. White, Thomas Spicer, Philadelphia; Thomas Taylor, Tennessee. CITT (PULLER'S) HOTEL. J. Jones, New York; Lieut. A. B. Davis, U. S. A.; Wm. Baker, Ohio. EUROPEAN (gALABRUN'*) HOTEL. A. F. Girard, Constant Guillou, Philadelphia. FXCHAST.C (tTLER's) HOTEL. Isaac D. Norton, Mass.; J. F. Browne, N. York. TEMPERANCE (BEERs's) HOTEL. John Gibberd, Va.; D. Wall, Baltimore. VIRGINIA ( SWEETINQ'l!) HOTEL. E. Whitney, W. Pronty, New York; L. Cline, Va. DEATH. In this city, on the 9th inst., Mrs. ANN LARKIN, in the 70th year of her age. Her friends and acquaintances are respect fully requested to attend her funeral from her late residence on 10th street, near Pennsylvania avenue, this day at 2 o'clock. St. Matthew's Fair at Carusi's Saloon will close on Saturday evening next, until which time public attention is invited to the articles still on hand. On each evening during the week articles of value will be raflled, and there will be various kinds of amusements to enliven the scene. jan 11 CATHOLIC PRAYER BOOKS, beautifully bound in Turkey morocco, gilt, with plates; also, com mon binding. A large assortment juit received, fend for sale at very low prices, at R. FARNHAM'S Bookstore, comer 11th st. and Pehn. avenue. THE BOSTON SCHOOL SONG-BOOK, pub lished under the sanction of the Boston Academy of Music, original and selected, by l.owell Mason, price 31 cents; for sale at the book store of r R. FARNHAM, nov t? Cornsr of 11 street and Pe?n. av.