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THE WHIG STANDARD.
" Vla( ot free I tby fold* Khali fly, The >lgn of hope and triumph nigh.'* FOR PRESIDENT, * HENEY CLAY. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, THEODORE FRELINGHUYSEN, WASHINGTON. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 1844 THE AMERICAN PARTY AND THE FOREIGN PARTY. It is the custom of the more reckless and un principled of the Locofoco presses (as, for in* stance, the Globe) to charge the Whigs with being the "British party,"?influenced by and bought by British gold. In another column of the same paper, the Whigs are denounced as the 44 American party," while the claim is set up in behalf of the Locofocos, that they are the only true friends to foreigners. We will not deny that the Whigs are the American party, but we do deny that they are inimical to foreigners. The Whigs are willing to see foreigners exercise every privilege which the Constitution grants them; but thev ara not willing, and will never allow, the Constitution to be violated, in order to coin voters out of the raw and ignorant immigrants from a foreign land, be fore they have lived here the requisite time for naturalization. But it is far otherwise with the Locofocos. They are ready to prostrate the bar riers of the Constitution, and do prostrate them, when ever they have the power, in order to ad mit illegal foreign voters to the polls. They have had, for years, no other tenure of power than their corrupt and unprincipled tamperings with immi grants immediately upon their arrival in this country, seconded by their unconstitutional expe dients for admitting them to the polls. Such is the anti-American feeling which pervades the ranks of the Locofocos, that so far as they have the power, it is actually a misfortune to be a native born citizen. A foreign accent is the best recommendation which can be furnished to the favor and promotion of Locofocos. And yet the infamous, knavish demagogues, who encourage and propagate this unpatriotic, un-American sen timent, have the peerless impudence to call the Whigs the ?? British party." Without a shadow of proof, or an attempt at proof, this black, execrable lie, which should send its authors and propagators to the pillory, is repeated from day to day in the Washington Globe. We repeat, that the Whigs are in no sense of the word the enemies of foreigners, but the re verse. The Whigs are the best friends of for eigners, and welcome them to our shores. We rejoice to see tbem peopling our western wilds ; we rejoice to see them coming with their labor, and skill, and capital, and, above all, their Chris tian civilization, to develop the resources of our great country. And we are not only willing but glad to see them exercising the high privileges guarantied to them by the Constitution. No better evidence could be desired at ouce of the want of principle and of patriotism than has been exhibited by the Globe clique within a few days. A great meeting of the party was called through the columns of the Globe, to take place on Monday night last, for the purpose of dedica ting a hickory pole. In the programme of the proceedings, it was advertised that a Dr. Mun ding, a foreigner, would address the meeting, and that the burden of his address would be devoted to proving the identity in object of the American Whig party with the monarchists of Europe ! This foreigner, who has not learned to speak the English language intelligibly, as we understand, was to address an American audience, upon Amer ican soil, to convince them that their friends and neighbors are the tools and minions of foreign tyrants ! From some cause, the man shrank from the task, or was compelled by the more honorable and patriotic of the Locofoco party to desist from it. The thing was doubtless most congenial to Blair, by whom the most infamous calumnies upon the Whigs are respectfully heard, carefully treasured, and industriously circulated through the columns of the Globe. When an old woman, whose occupation it is to pick up old rags for sale to the paper makers and rag merchants, ?hall refuse to touch one because it is too nasty to handle, then Blair may be expected to pass by a calumny upon the Whigs as unfit for the col umns of the Globe. But here the parallel be tween the gleaner of rags and the gleaner of lies ceases; because the former washes her rags be fore taking them to market, while the lies only become the more foul for passing through the hands of Blair. * An assemblage of the frontier Whigs wil! take place at Erie, Pa., on the 10th of September, the anniversary of Perry's victory. The Whig's ol the whole Usiott are invited to attend. MAINE The vory desponding tone in which the Loco foco paper* speak of their prospects in Maine, clearly indicates that they look for defeat. The election for Governor, members of Congress, and members of the Legislature corces off on Monday week. We shall look forward to the result with great solicitude. Maine is one of the States which redeemed itself from the thraldom of Lo cofocoism in 1840, but relapsed again, after Cap tain Marplot at the White House had deserted the party which elected him, and threw every thing into confusion. The Bay State (Boston) Democrat is evidently very much downcast at the pospect, and almost surrenders Maine to the Whigs. The editor thinks that the Locofocos have it in their power to succeed, but appears to be alarmed at the en thusiasm and spirit of the Whigs. We sincerely hope that his fears arc well founded. The elec tion for members of the Legislature will be the more important from the fact that a United States Senator is to be elected to supply the place of Mr. Fairfield, whose term expires in March. Maine is one of the States to which the Whigs of the Union have not looked with a great deal of confidence, and should the result be as we have now some reason to hope, it will produce uni versal delight and surprise. ADVICE GRATIS. We would suggest to the Globe man the ex pediency of giving orders to the "manufacturers" of his political correspondence to compare noteB before giving them to the compositor, as, though it matters little to them how much they lie about the Whigs, yet to give the lie to each other in the same day and paper is rather bad manage ment We refer to the two letters dated from Jefferson county, in relation to the great Whig meeting at Winchester, Virginia. One of the writers states the meeting to be " considerable in numbers," and the other that it was "but a slim affair." Which of them obeyed orders 1 ! MR. HOBAN'S REMARKS?CORRECTION. We had prepared for to-day's paper an article in reference to the remarks of Mr. Hoban at the hickory pole on Monday night, as published in the Globe of Tuesday, and stigmatizing them and its utterer as we thought they merited. But in ihe Globe of last night we find a disclaimer (in an obscure corner of the paper,) from Mr. Hoban, a portion of which we copy below. It affords us pleasure to find that the slanderer, Kendall, has, as yet, found no rival in Washington, however low some aspirants have descended into the depths of vulgarity and blackguardism. Mr. Ho ban denies the language which the Globe pub lished as hie, and we cheerfully give him the full benefit of the disclaimer. He says : "Speaking of the influence of the ladies, the reporter represents me as saying, that they 1 would never permit their sons, brothers, and husbands, to vote for a hoary old reprobate, who had passed his life in the known and open violation of every law, human and divine.' " This, as it stands in the context, points by al most self-suggested inference to Mr. Clay?apply ing to biro language of a strong and marked cha racter. "The language quoted I did not UBe. The substance of what I said was, that " that the rela tives of Democratic ladies were taught, by their influence, no sympathy or respect for sinners, but would be found on the side of him whose career involved no known or open violation of law, di vine or human.' " I have repeatedly said, and my conduct has conformed to my declarations, that, as far as I was concerned, I meant to take no part in a war of personalities, unless provoked to, or justified in it, by the course of our opponeuts. " I certainly did not point out the leader of our political antagonists, even by implication, ? as one whose life had teen passed in the known and open violation of every law, human aud divine.' For the gratuitous remarks in reference to the Whig ladies, we leave him in their hands, know ing that tho worst enemy of Mr. H. would not de sire a severer punishment inflicted upon him than they will administer. The Globe calls the late pole dedication meet ing " the largest popular assemblage ever witnes sed on any similar occasion in the District." Thie is perhaps literally true, because never before was a meeting called upon a precisely similar oc casion?that is to say, an occasion of dedicating a Hickory pole made of Pine, which can only be made to stand erect by means of twenty ropes and stays, and surmounted by a weather cock.? Nothing of the sort ever happened before and therefore what the Globe says may be true, but the meeting was, according to all that we saw or heard, not half so large as the Whig dedication meeting, or the Whig meeting at the City Hall. The Hon. Joseph R. Ingersoll has been nom inated for re-election by the Whigs of the 2d Congressional District of Pennsylvania. His ca reer in Congress has been alike honorable to him self and to the city of Philadelphia. Whig Encampment.?The Whigs of Preble county, Ohio, and Wayne county, Indiana, con template holding on the 27th and 28th September next a "Grand Whig Encampment," to which the Whig* of the whole Western country are specially invited. It ia to be held in the woods about four miles east of Richmond, Indiana, near the Ohio line, and promises to be one of the most tremendous outpourings of tho people ever known in that section of the country. ^Ole Bull ihtends remaining in retirement at Bristol, Rhode Island, until October, when he ex pecta to have completed two new compositions, "The Falls of Niagara" and "The Death of Washington." POLITICAL CORRESPONDENCE. Suippensburg, Pa., Aug. 23, 1844. The good cause in "this section is prospering gloriously, and if I do not mistake the signs of the times, we shall strike terror inio the ranks of the "harmonious Democracy " at the fall elections. On the 17th inst. we had a most gloriou* ga thering of Whigs at Carlisle, in thin county. It was not merely an assemblage of hundreds, but we had thousands in attendance, and such enthu siasm I never witnessed on any former occasion The number in attendance lias been estimated at from eight to twelve thousand. Ex-Governor Ritner was chosent President of the Convention. On taking his seat he made a few remark?, but the crowd was so dense that I could not get near enough to hear what he said. As speakers, we had Mr. Gibbons, of Philadelphia, the Buckeye Blacksmith, Mr. Weisil, of Hageretown, and Jos. Chambers, of Chambersburg. The Locos had a meeting on the 12th, hut it proved a failure, in consequenco of which they are to have another on the 6th of September, at Carlisle also. Tho first numbered about 600, all told, which they now say was only a county meet ing, but their handbills were circulated through out all the adjoining counties, and some were sent even to Maryland, calling upon all to attend.? They are desperate in their efforts, and are using desperate means to carry the election in this State ; but their defeat will be as signal as their means are dishonorable. 1 like to see them have meetings. With the reflecting and inquiring por tion of their party, their speeches have a tenden cy to alienate them from their ranks. The Great Whig Convention at Nash ville.?The Nashville Gazette, a neutral paper, of the 22d instant, gives a brief account of the great Whig Convention held there the previous day. Speaking of the number in attcudance, it says: " Never did such a mass of citizens form in procession in any part of our Western States, il in the Union. On the ground, from the best ol our judgment, there must have been in the neigh borhood of thirty-five or forty thousand/' The Convention appears to have been charac terized by very great enthusiasm. Disunion.?The Richmond Enquirer, having affected to treat lightly the recent disunion move ments in South Carolina, the Charleston Courier says in reply: " We tell the Enquirer that the spirit and cry of disunion here are no 'bubble' or 'bugaboo' either, but that Mr. Rhett and his Bluffton boys and other constituents are openly seeking to dis solve the Union, unless their mad pretensions are yielded to by the cowed spirit of the rest of the Union." COL. T. J. RANDOLPH. ? We understand that this gentleman, in a speech at Earlysville, last Saturday, harped upon the charge of "Bargain and Corruption," which he himself, in a letter to Mr. Clay in 1827, pro nounced an infamous calumny. In the course of his remarks, after summing up the pretended evi dence in support of the charge, he stated that it must be conclusive to every impartial man, whe ther Whig or Democrat, and called upon any Whig present to refute it. When he had closed his harangue, a Whig present requested permis sion to ask him a question. "Certainly, sir," says the Col., in the blandest possible manner. " Well, Col. Randolph, did you not write a letter to Mr. Clay in 1827, stating that you did not be lieve the charge which you now bring against him V " Go to Mr. Clay, sir," exclaims the Col., in a furious rage, and if he chooses to pub lish a private letter, let him do it." He did not deny, however, that he had written such a letter. It is a fact, which Col. Randolph, we believe, has never denied, that he did write a letter to Mr. Clay in 1827, in which he stated that nei ther he nor his grandfather had any belief in the charge which lie is now so active in reviving. How dare he repeat a chargc which he then de clared to be false ? He may fret and rave, but " facts are stubborn things," and we hope that no Whig speaker will hesitate to confront him with his own denial of the charge till he ceases to repeat it.?Char, loltetville ( Va ) Advocate. Locofoco Rejoicings.?The rejoicings of the Locofocos over the result of tho late elections, remind us of an old anecdote of George the Third of England. At. the conclusion of the revolution ary war, tho king ordered that a day should be set apart for general thanksgiving and prayer throughout the kingdom. He was asked what there was to give thanks for, after so disastrous a conclusion of the war?was it because he had lost thirteen of his finest colonies] No, answer ed the king. Was it because so many of his best officers and soldiers had been killed ; such a vast amount of money expended, and the debt of the country increased so enormously ? " No," said the good aatured monarch?" we must thank God it is no worse with us /" Tho Locofocos are re joicing and giving thanks upon the same sensible principle, and pretend to feel happy and comfort able that they are not completely annihilated.? They are now practising a philosophic compla cency against the time of their more awful woes, when they will emphatically need all they can raise.?Hudson (N. Y.) Republicanr We regret to learn that the Chevalier Don Pablo Chacon, Consul General of Spain for the United States, died yesterday afternoon, at four o'clock, at Bristol, where he had been residing for sometime in the hope of restoring his health. He had been ill in health Bometime, and hiw decease will be deeply regretted.?Phil. U. S. Gat. A Shark Cauoht off the Battery?We saw a shark caught at the Battery yesterday fore noon after the following novel fawhion : "A boat man, who was lounging in a little skiff moored clone to the batiery wall, just below the bridge which connects the terrace with Castle Garden, observed a large fish playing on the surface of the water near him Slipping his painter, he contri ved to get outside the "critter," and by dint of patient manoeuvring, drove it into shallow water. Here, leaning over the gunwale of th? boat, he seized the sea-monster by the tail, and by main strength slung it on the rocks, where it was again seized by one of his companions and pitched into the boat. It proved to be a young shark, about three feet in length, with h well furnished mouth, admirably adapted for biting off the legs of the small boys that bathe in that vicinity.?New York True Sun. THE PEOPLE MOVING! OLD VIRGINIA WIDE AWAKE !!! WHIG MASS MEETING AT WINCHES TER, VA. Condensed from the Charlcstown Free Press. Thursday last presented one of the most nu merous, imposing, and enthusiastic assemblages ever convened in Virginia. It was the Grand Rally of the Whigs of the Tenth Congressional District, and in all that could give effect to a scene of the sort, and inspire patriotic feelings, it was unsurpassed. On Wednesday, the clouds gave token of an impending storm, and many persons at a distance were deterred by the fear of a settled rain from leaving their homes. On Thursday morning the indications increased?a alight sprinkling succeed* ed?and about half past 8 the rain commenced so as to require umbrellas, and continued in this way for an hour or more. The delegations, however, began to appear? first among them that from the " Unterrified Pre cinct" of Jefferson?next that of Berkeley co.? and next the cars poured forth their hundreds? whilst from other directions, Clarke county, New town, Middletown, Cedar Creek, &c., the crowd came in at every street, on horseback, carriages, and vehicles of all sorts, throughout the whole I forenoon. The clouds having separated, and the heavens become somewhat brightened, it was determined to form the procession, and this was completed at about 11 o'clock, on Market street; various dele gations occupying the cross streets, ready to fall into line at appropriate points. The whole procession being arranged in line, the march commenced. The various glee clubs were singing in different parts of the line, and were hailed with shouts and cheers from every direction, white flags and handkerchiefs being waved by the ladies from most of the houses, and the eye of beauty beaming brightly on the happy throng. Thus arranged, no pen can describe the effect as the procession passed on, in the following or der, as nearly as we can recollect: JEFFERSON COUNTY. Shepherdstowii Delegation?Mounted on ve hicles arraged for the purpose, with the mechan ics at work on their several platforms, with nu merous banners, &c. The wagons with trades in the following order: The Locm, with a weaver at his shuttle, and others on the stand. Banner?"The Tariff makes us loom strong for Clay." Tailors, at work. Banner?" We'll give 'em a stiich now, and in November we'll baste them like '40." Cabinetmakers. Banner?"Clay made a good Secretary: he must be the Boss Cabinetmaker.'" These were busily at work, and as they passed the Republican office on their return, they pre sented the hostess of the establishment with a neat little table, completed during the progress of the procession, (for which kind remembrance we are requested to tender her hearty thanks. The table will be preserved as a memento of Whig industry and gallantry.) Carpenters. Banner?" 'Tis plane this bores the Locos, and augers well for Clay." Shoemakers.' Banner?"At the last, we are tvaxin' strong for Clay." Tanners. Banner?a side of sole leather? " These are the times that try men's soles." Blacksmiths. Banner?" Strike while the iron's hot." And most lustily did they make the anvil ring. fjnariestown Delegation.?A splendid car, drawn by four dun horses, containg twenty-six boys in sailors' apparel, waving striped flags, re presenting each State* On this car was a beau tiful Ball, of various colors, constantly revolving during the procession by the motion of the wheels of the car. It presented the following mottoes : "Clay, Frelinghuysen, and the Union, without Texas?Tariff of 1842?National Bank?Distri bution?No Veto King." The Charlestown Glee Club followed, drawn by four horses. The horses were elegantly ca parisoned, and the wagon was decorated with trimmings on each side, lettered " Charlestown Glee Club," and " We'll give them a touch of the same old tune." Next came the Charlestowu Clay Club. First brinner: A Portrait of Clay, with " Virginia will not disown her eon." Reverse: "Protection," with agricultural emblems. Then tame live other banners, representing different epochs in Mr. Clay's life?designed and executed by Dr. Cordell, aided by George Mon roe and Johu S. Gallaher, jun. Following these, was carried a banner, with a Cornucop a and an Eagle perched on a shield?a scroll in his beak, " Clay and Frelinghuysen, 1844".;?another in his talons, " True Democracy ?Genuine Reform," surmounted by 20 stars. All these banners were prepared upon a very short notice ; many of the ladies of the town being entitled to much credit for their prompt and cheer ful aid in decorating them. During the march, tho Charlestown Glee Club sunt; the Workingm.an's song with fine effect. Harper's Ferry Delegation.?The Harper's Ferry Delegation came next, with their glee club in front, singing with spirit a new song written for the occasion, called " C S/irt?y>s." Their ban ners were tasteful and elegant. The banner of the Glee Club was as follows : lirst side, a Harp; the inscriptions, "Harper's Ferry C Sharps," "Music hath charms which make tho Locos savage." On the other side, tho design is, "The Book with the yaller kiver," open at page ?the motto as follows : '? We'll ning nn we row them up Salt river; Hurrah lor the Book wilh the yaller kiver!" These are truly indomitable Whigs. Starva tion itself has not been suffiuient lo subdue their spirit, nor to eradicate their principles. Maryland Delegation.?The Hagerstown Brass Hand, in unitorin, on a car drawn by four horses, made the air resound with tho tones of their soul-inspiring music. The Frederick City Ashland Club, numbering from 80 to 100, appeared, with their accomplish ed Glee Club in front; they had a beautiful silk banner. The Winchester Graces.?One of the most attractive and exhilarating objects in the proces sion was a carriage, elegantly decorated, and drawn by four white horses, containing twenty six young girls, dressed in white, with wreaths on their heads, and representing the States of the Union ; each one carrying a flag, with the name of a Slate inscribed. From the centre of the carriage, above the heads of the Misses, was perched a large Eagle, carved by Mr. W. G. Russell in 1816, when but a youth, and the decorations were arranged by the Messrs. Russell. This was decidedly the most attractive object in the procession, and eli cited universal approbation. CLARKE COUNTY. Here came a fine body of Whiga, on horseback and in carriages, from the neighborhoods of Ber ryville, Millwood, and While Post?bringing with them a goodly share of the beauty of that glorious region. BERKELEY COUNTY. Following in the order of arrangement, next came part of the yeomanry of Old Berkeley, the Mill Creek and Darkesville Clubs on horseback and in wagons. The Darkesville delegation, on wagons, com. prised shoemakers, tailors, coopers, harness ma ken? and fullers, all busily at work, exemplifying that 41 by industry we thrive." The Hampshire and Hardv Whigs were min gled with their brethren in different parts of the procession. Delegates from the Tenth Legion were also among their brethren?full of the " lire of the Hint," hud hearty in the cause of their country. WASHINGTON CITY DELEGATION. This spirited corps of Whigs, who had come up from the Metropolis of the Nation, to mingle their patriotic emotions with those of the Wings of the Valley, added peculiar interest to the festi val. Their Glee Club gave numerous songs with almost unrivalled ability, accompanied by the vi olin, flute, &c. We regret that we cannot enu merate their songs, or do justice to their efforts. They were the "observed of all observers," and seemed untiring in their exertions to please. It may be but a faint tribute to say, thai they were the theme of admiration throughout their visit? and, although on an excursion of pleasure, where " mirth ruled the hour," their deportment as gen tlemen won them the respect and regard of our citizens. Their visit will long be remembered, and we hope they have had evidences of a kindly appreciation of their effort* to give a pleasing va riety to the scenes of the memorable two days. This Club will find it by no means difficult to "Rally Whigs " wherever they go?and the sen sibilities of our adversaries must be indeed blunt ed, if they don't feel in pleasant mood whenever they hear this Club ring out its witching melo dies. The banner of this delegation was of silk, | and had on it a splendid portrait of Washington, and on the reverse the Goddess of Liberty?" Pre sented by the Ladies of Washington to the Tip pecanoe Club." Next followed the Winchester Glee Club, the Middletown delegation, Newtown delegation, Ce dar Creek delegation, Rocktown Clay UJub, Win chester delegation, and the Warren county dele gation, all bearing appropriate emblems and ban ners. As usual in all such cases, there are various opinions as to the numbers present. The lowest estimate of impartial men is, that the number in procession was from four to five thousand persons, and that the whole number on the ground was not less than ten thousand, coining in as they did from various quarters for hours before and after the organization. The procession marched to the beautiful grove of Dr. A. S. Baldwin, about a mile northwest from the court-house, where every thing was arrange d in the most ample order. The meeting was organized by the appointment of Robert'V. Conrad, Esq, as President, (assisted by a large number of Vice Presidents and Secre taries,) who opened the business of the day with a short but appropriate address, and introduced the Hon. W. C. Rives, as one whose experience and ability would enable him to discourse with them on the topics now in issue between the two parties, and would occupy their time for a few hours, both pleasantly and profitably. Mr. Rives then took the stand, amidst long continued cheers, and for more than three hours entertained his vast auditory with a masterly ar gument on the topics before the country?vindi cating himself from the charge of inconsistency in reference to his opposition to the present tariff before its beneficial effects had been developed ; and conjured his Democratic brethren to come out from the party, as he had done, now and for ever ! Revekdy Johnson, Esq., of Baltimore, was next introduced, and commenced a powerful argument, is all his speeches are, but, after speaking about in hour, he suspended his remarks, to be conclu ied the next day. The meeting then adjourned iver. SUCUJNU DAY. On Friday, the masses reassembled on the ground, still in large numbers, although several ol'the delegations hud relumed home. Mr. John son finished his able speech about 12 o'clock, to an increasing and attentive auditory. The Hon. A. II. H. Stuart, of Augusta co., Dr. George JVIcLelland, of Philadelphia, and John Janney, Esq., of Loudoun co., also addressed the assemblage. A series of resolutions were adopted, ratifying the nomination of Clay and Frelmghuysen, and setting forth fully and boldly the Whig creed. A resolution was also adopted complimentary 10 the Hon. VV. C. Rives, and returning thanks to tho gentlemen who had addressed the meeting. The crowd was addressed in town for three successive evening?. Among the speakers were D. H. Conrad, Esq., of Berkeley, R. H. Carier, E-q, of Fauquier, Joseph Tidball, Esq., of Win chester, Carter Lee, Esq., of Hardy, John Jan ney, Esq., of Loudoun, and Andrew Hunter, E*q, of Jefferson?all in admirable and effective speeches?the three latter gentlemen closing ti e feast of reason on Friday evening, in front ot tl.e Court House. NIAGARA ON FIRE! GREAT MEETING AT LOCKPORT. Correspondence of the Albany Evening Journal. Lockfokt, August 22, 1844. Dear Sir: The indomitable Whigs of the Cataract county inade a glorious and cheering de monstration this day in our vilUge. Notice was given some weeks since that a county mass meet ing would be held here on tho 22A, and though no extra effort was made to gain the attendance of the masse*, it was confidently expected that a respectable number would get together. But tho spectacle exceeded all anticipations; nothing of the kind was ever witnessed in Western New York. Early in the morning, two boats came in from Orleans loaded with over SOOgallar.t W higs from that county, with their glee club singing, banners flying, and deep-toned voices cheering for Harry of the West and the Jersey Blue. The atmosphere gave indications of unfavorable wea ther, and we entertained some momentary fears that our friends from the country would be com