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The Skies aro Bright. .
T tine Sparkling and Bright.
The skies are bright, our footsteps light,
And ur hearts uilh joy are healing,
For Harry Clay will gain the. day,
See the Locos fast retreating.
Bright as the day, see glory's ray,
Around his pathway streaming,
To Col Polk he'll gire a stroke, ;
His hopes for ever sealing.
Then all arise and win the prize,
On which out hopes are resting,
See Harry Clay, with freedom's ray,
Our liberties investing.
Bright as tho day, &c. .
The Ladies all at their country's call,
Have waken'd their harps from slumberi
Their songs they raise in Harry's praise
While his deeds of famo they number.
Bright as the day, &c.
Street Tallin
Have you seen Clay's third letter On Texas i
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No. Does it differ from his other letters I
Oil. yes. He says he " would be, glad lo
cen Texas annexed. (
Indeed ! U ilut the truth ? .
Yes- - ..... v.
1 it the whole truth . . ,, ; ,( .
Oh, he pays "he would ,be jglad.fcf see' it,
vdthout dishonor." . ,
Ah, that's an important qualification I But
is that all?
No. He " would be glad to see it, without
dishonor and without war"
Belter yei ! Is ihatall 1
N-o-t e-x-a-c-i-l-y. He " would he glad to
ii, without dishonor, without tear,- and with
the common consent of the .Union."
Betier and better J As I want to gel the
whole iruih. I'll make one more effort. Has
Jdr. Clay anr other objection lo the project? t
Yes he Jias. He says, aho, that it must , be
-done "upon just and fair, terms.
Very well
And farther, that he " btlieTes that National
dishonor, foreign war, and distracting divisions
at home are too great sacrifices to. make for the
acquisition of Texas."
Does Mr. Clay ay all this.?
He does. .
And do you .believer t,hat Texas can EVER
be annexed " without dishonor, without- war,
with the common consent of ihe Union,-, and
uijion just and fair terjjis T" .
Jlo nol. The igns of-fhe times Jbrbid such
-a iliotiht.
Then in no event can Mr. Clay be regarded
as the friend of Annexation; and I hope you
will not be guilty again of such injustice as in
quuic two or three words from his letter, and
m the strength of them charge iJfr. Clay with
a desertion f tho ground taken by htm m his
firsileiier. He is the coiiisient'oponent of
Hie Annexation scheme.-r-Springfield Rq.
It is said that there is a dog at Flushing. N.
Y., who has a predilection for rat catching. He
butters ihe end of his tail and thrusts it into tb.
holes of such vermin, and caiche them when
they make their appearance to nibble at his ap
pendage. It is a most remarkable dog, indeed.
The public are cautio.tted against $2,50 pie
"ps, counterfeit gtild coin. Also $5 and $10,
which havo. become very plenty. The $2,50
pieces are made out of white metal, probably
Mlver and galvanized well executed and calcu-
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Courage. Hopawakejris couragef,rwhUe
despondency is' the lasf of all' evils' : r-is the
Hbandonment of good, the giving up of the hdt
Ib ofhfe with dead nothingness. Hjj who can
"iiplant courage in the. human so.ut is tho best
ihyticiarf, Ton Kenb'el, ' '
-hjjj .iiJUR ours
iCltcr f rom Gov. Jones.
We have another excellent letter from Gov.
Jones, of Tennessee. It always affords is
pleasure to insert tho sentiments of such dis
tinguished friends of our cause, and recommend
them to the consideration of our readers.
A copy of the Tract or Pamphlet issued by
the National Clay Club or Philadelphia, con
taining extracts from the speeches and publica
tions of James K. Polk was sent to Gov. Jones,
who wrote the following letter in relation lo it:
Nashville, Oct. 3d, 1841.
Charles Gibbons, Esq.
Dear Sir : Your letter enclosing iho pro
ceedings of the National Clay Club of Penn
sylvania, and also a pamphlet containing ex
tracts of the speeches and publications of Jas.
K. Polk, has been received. I shall take much
pleasure in complying with the wishes of the
Club, and if any action on my part shall become
necessary to a proper vindication of their fidel
ity touching tho enclosed publication, you may
rest assured that it will be promptly and cheer
fully performed. I have examined your pam
phlet with much care, and have compared it wiih
the copies of Col. Polk's speeches and ad
drcsse?. that I used in my late canvass with
him (such as 1 knew to be genuine) and find
the extracts fairly made, and with the excep
tion of such immaterial typographical errors as
usually attend a reprint, not at all affecting the'
sense or meaning of the author, it is literally
correct. I not only know this publfcation to
be a true exposition of the opinions of Col.
Polk on the stihject of the Tariff from compa
ring it with his published opinions, but 1 know
it from having heard them from his own Iip9,
day after day for months in succession. The
attempt to make James K. Polk the friend of a
protective Tariff, can only ,excite the ridicule
and contempt of those who knew him.
li is most astonishing that his friends should
undertake to deceive and mislead the public
mind on a subject of so much importance, and
the detection of which is so certain. 1 can but
regard the effort that is making in your State
to pass James K. Polk ofTas the friend and ad
vocate of protection as an outrage, which for
impudence and falsehood, is unparralleled in
tempt at fraud, one that would disgrace tho j
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the history ol party warlare. it is a Eroas at-
attempt on the part of the friends and support-
icmdsi ijaiiy naun. jjui ui9"idi;t;iui as nils
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ers ol uoi. roiK, l can out regard his poMtion
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as eauanv aisrepmaoie. ii trum. ta rness anu
justice is his object, as it ought lo be of one j
aspiring io the high and dignified position he ;
seeks, why doefs he not speak out like a man 1 i
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Why are his lips sealed as with the stillness of
death? Where is that boldness and indepen
dence ihat ever characterises a man conscious
of liis. own integrity, and the correctness of his
j principles and conduct ? Possessing the pow
er and means (and having been respectfully
asked to do so) of arrestinj; falsehood and un-
deceiving his countrymen ; and refusing to do
so, makes him particeps criminis, and should
consign him to the same unenviable distinction.
Col. Polk, will not, dare not deny that he
has alwa3's Opposed the protective policy (this
has been his boast.) He has never ceased to
denounce the Tarffof 1842 in terms unmeas-
tired ; and yet he observes a most dignified si-
lence, permiiurig trutn to oe crusneu to eartn,
and falsehood raised in its stead, and all that
some political advantage may enue to himself.
1 repeat no'w what I have frequently written,
'spoken, and published, and which has never
been denied by Col. Polk or any of his friends
in this State, that Col. Polk at all times during
both of my canvasses with him, opposed, de
nounced, and condemned ihe principle of pro
tection, and during the last campaign, the Ta
riff of 1842 received his most unqualified con
demnation, ''o this statement I pledge my
reputation as a man of honor, and challenge
Col. polk, or any of his friends to deny n. If
any friend 'of protecting or of the Tariff of '42,
is prepared to voie for him, believing thai he is
any other than the unqualified opponent of this
ystem, (if he nhall be elecied) he will discov
er that he has been deceived and misled,- and
find his only comfort in cursing hi folly and
credulity. If I had a voice that would reach
every city, -town, and hamlet in Pennsylvania,
it should he raided to warn every freeman of
the impending danger, and invoke him to spliru
and despise with a freeman's spiri", the base
attempts that are made to sedtico him from his
fidelity to his principles, and lead him into the
support of a man whose principles are at war
wub the best interests of the. country. 1 can
not ooubt thai ihe intelligence of your citizens
wiU enable them to detect this fraud ; and when
detected I know their virtue and integrity will
at once put the broad .seal of condemnation on
it and its author. One word as to Tennessee;
she is firm, '.fixed, and immoveable ( the politi
cal tempest may blow the rain of falsehood
descend the floods of calumny and detraction
may gather arotind-her; unmoved and unbiass
edthe willsiaud firmlv hv her principles and
cast her vote. for HENRY CLAY. ' She is re
solved t make one more gallant effort io dis
pel the gloonrthat g-aihers around otic Jiopes
ono' more effort to arrest the impending ruin
that threaten? yur compion pounuy.
will Pennsylvania, the Keystone of the Arch,
be in this great and glorious work. This is iho
question that Whigs of Pennsylvania must an
swer. If she and our sister States will come
to the rescue, and stand by the side of Tennes
see in this glorious enterprise, we shall yet see
the proud and gallant old Ship of State brought
back to her ancient moorings, and peace and
prosperity permanently restored lo a long op
pressed and much injured people.
With considerations of the highest respect,'
I am, Sir, your friend and serv't.,
Good Advice.
The following, which we copy from the Mil
Icdgeville, Geo., Journal, of the 8ih inst., will
be read with as much interest here in Penn
sylvania, as in Georgia. After assuring us that
the Congressional election, held on the 7th
insi., was only a skirmish and that the gallant
Whigs are prepared lor the great and decisive
battle, lo be fought in November, the editor
makes the following remarks:
What does tho present contest present to tho
eye of every American ' First, here is Hen
ry" Clay', a man who has for fivo and thirty
years served the .nation in her councils. Able,
eloquent, honest and patriotic, he has been al
ways foremost in maintaining the honor of his
cottntry when assailed, and in advancing its in
terests by advocating measures which time has
proven beneficial in the highest degree to the
country. n war, ho was foremost in defend
ing American honor, American rights ; and, in
peace, the wisdom of his counsel has made his
name respected abroad, and venerated at home.
Wherever you go, the name of Henry Clay is
known, and at every Court in the civilized
world, it is a passport to the individual who
bears iu recommendation. Crowned heads re
spect, while they may fear its influence, and in
every log cabin of our State, and throughout the
Union, he is known as the American patriot of
noble bearing. While rcvilcrs slander him,
even they do riot believe that aught can injure
his fair name, but hide their heads while their
lips do he. Such a man is HENRY CLAY !
Now look 10 his "PP"" ! .
Whn in I A M RS K. POT.Tf ? An nli.ieii
citizen of Tennessee, made prominent by that
r1;"31 muc.i.co, .
Ka f i o nrimi oiinti i 'lnnauanu Kilt
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"'"i u yn-muui i i uu
Ine vei7 pe'PIe wf, once placed him there,
twice refused to do the same act over again, and
l,m for the divisions and dissensions of his own
political associates, lie would never have again
been thought of z a candidate for any high sta
tion, let alone lor the Presidency! Let our
readers ask, where has this man distinguished
himself? what great measure has brought him
into notice? what long life has been spent, in
the service of his country? where and when
did he acquire for himself fame ? It is impos
sible for any one to-answer favorable to his
pretensions, these questions ! Well informed
men know Mr. Polk for acts that reflect no
credit upon him. They know him, first, to be
tho descendant of a Tory in the Revolulionary
war, and it is repugnant io American. fueling, at
least while one solitary soldier of the Revolution
lives, lo place at the head of ihe nation, iu the
seat that WASHINGTON once filled, any
man in whose veins TORY BLOOD so freely
circulates. They know him as one in Coh
gress, who, on all important occasions,- voted
against granting to Revolutionary soldiers, their
pensions ! They know him as the man, whom
Wise denounced to his face as ihe petty tool of
a lyrant and they know him, as the Speaker
of the House of Representatives of Congress,
to whom a vote of thanks was refused by a
very large number of its members, because of
the pariizan character which distinguished his
term of presiding! In a word they know
JAMES K. POLK as every way undeserving
the high station" to which a party,' " bound to
gether by the cohesive power of plunder,!'
would elevate him ! Such is iho man whom
the Democrats wish iho people lo vote for
against Henry Clay! Who will hesitate to
choose between ihe two?
PriniiMff Offices;
When' Dr. Franklin's mother-in-law first dis
covered that the young manjiad a hankering
for her daugliier, that 'good old lady said she
dnl not know so well about giving her daughter
to a printer there wore already two printing
offices in ihe United States, and she was noi
certain tlje country would support thern. It
was plain young Franklin would depend for
the support of his family on the profits of a
third, and ihi was rather a doubtful chancs.
If such an objection was urged to a woutd-be-sOn-in-Jaw,
when lhare were but two priming
offices iu the United States, how can,a printer
hope to get a wife, now, when tho last census
shows the number 10 be 1557.
" You may talk of ihe bonds of affe'ctioo, the
lies i 'of "friendship, and 'all thai;' say Krahlz,
'ihil r'Unnw of 'no stronger t'tachmtml, ihan
that ivhiph a sheriff pntefialiis fot i P'lor htor
w ho can't fork oyer,"
OCTOBER 31, 1844. ,
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From the United States Gazette. ' I
" Huzza for Polk ! He's the Man ivho
says Wo.'"
Such is the exclamation of the New York
Journal of Commerce, after' statitlg that a docu
ment had been sent to the office, containing a
list of the important questions iu Congress upon
which iIr. Polk voted No! and so the Journal
cries out, -'Huzza fur Polk! He's the man
who says no."
Of course he is. Do the war-worn veterans,
whose sacrifices arid daring achieved the inde
pendence of our nation present themselves
at the door of Congress, and ask for some little
pittance to sustain ihemselves between the
days of hard labor and the'grave -something
to prevent the disgrace of the national defend
ers becoming tenants of the almshouse ? Mr.
Polk exclaims, No !
Do men ask that these fathers of our liberty
may be remembered at least with gratitude!
Mr. Polk exclaims, No! No!!
Do the manufacturers of the nation ask that
their capital and industry may lie protected
against the superior capital, and the miserable
vassal labor of Europe? Mr. Polk says. No !
.Do the farmers seek protection in tha pro
visions of a home market? Mr. P.olk-aays
No! No!
Does the patriot ask that- our country may
be saved from an immediate forceful connec
tion with Texas? Mr. Polk says, No!
Does humanity plead against a war with
Mexico, that shall whiten our coasts with the
sails of piccaroons and privateers, of all coun
tries and of no country ? Mr. Polk says, No !
Do the states, unfortunately in debt, ask' that
the public lands, held in trust for them by the,
nation, may be made useful to them in redeem
ing their honor, and saving them from the dis
grace of repudiation ? Mr. Polk says, No!
Do the afflicted, the suffering, the houseless,
in mid-winter, on the heights of Georgetown,
stand amid the ashes of their burnt habitation,
and ask a little of the surplus firewood in the
vaults of the Capitol? Mr. Polk says, No !
Not a dollar to helo the poor, not a stick of
wood to warm the shivering sufferers No!
No ! ! No ! !',!
Mr. Polks asks m be elected President of the
United States. The people, ignorant of his
abilities for good, and informed of his negative
upon every measure for benefitting the cotintry
upon which he has heen called io act, respond
to him in his own favorite monosyllable, No!
No!! No!!!
A Contrast.
Principles of the American Whig Party.
1. A Tariff for revenue and for the protec
tection of home industry.
2. Distribution of the proceeds of the Public
Lands for tho benefit of the Slates.
3. A sound currency of uniform value through
out the country.
4. A careful regard for the interests of the
people and proper legislation to promote the
general prosperity.
5. Tho Union as it is, until ii can be eco
nomically, peaceably, arid corisiiiu'tionally ex
tended. fc6. Separation bf the sword and purse. The
Public Treasury free frotu the control of the;
7. Reliance oh the good sense and patriotism
of the people to sustain the Government.
8. Deference to the- popular, will; and cau
tious and infrequent, resort to the veto power.
. 8. Office-holders prohibited from interfering
in elections.
10. Freedom of elections uninfluenced and
uncontrolled by Government patronage.
11. Honesty and capacity, and faithfulness
to the Constijution, tho qualifications for office.
12. No proscription for opinion's sake.
Principles of the Loco Foco Party.
1 . Free Trade for the benefit of British Man'
2. Roiehtion of the Proceeds of the Public
Lands for the benefit of the Leg-Treasurers.
2. .Hard money for the office-holders, and rug
money for the people.
4. "The people expect foo much from Gov-
eminent." Let. the people lake.caje of them
selves ihe , Government will take caro of it
self," 5. Immediate atiuexation, regardless of Con
stiiution and consequences the payment of
$20,000,000 t(i purchase a war with Mexico.
6. Union of the purse and sword. -
7. A corps of 100,000 office-holders to con
trol the will of the people.
8. Freqiioiu resorts to the velo to thwart the
popular will 'as expressed by'Corigress."
9. Office-holders expected and required to
use all tbeir influence in behalf of the powers
that he. '
10. Government patronage bi.ought in con
flict with the freedom of election,
11. The spoils belongs lo ihe victors to
ilinon ivVin nr most active in elections.
2r Tle spoils DPinng io me viciors-maKB
a clean weep (?f all opposed to ihe Qmjhi
iraiion. Forum. . .
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More of tiie Erilisti Gold. .
' The " London League" (or Aprij 2-lih. If'ljfj
the official organ of the Free Trad Asaijcta.
lion, publishes a letter from a uiembr, diied
' New York, February 28, 1S44," m :whichht
boasts of his labors in this country that ht
has converted some western farmers MuHreV
trade and urges that means be sent
promoie the cause, tie says
" Could,some such tracts you have jii,
and are still, ..diffusing in England lie circulated
in sufficient numbers here, 1 cannot doubt the
Further on he adds:
'. W'hal,jtherelore, might he done, weredhert
any funds (an'd very trilling ones woufd su liter)
for the purpose, is, io. reprint some-of ynyr t'ei
papers, and perhaps lo compose and'prtntfewJ
others, (on the same model, but inoreMitTuiwdt
ately and personally applicable to the AintjrfCiui
farmer, and written in plain, Cuhbett-like lan
guage,) and diffuse them as widely as p.'usiidet
through the coni and caiiit:-raiiiig district'
the Union. With the co-operation of certairv
excellent friends of mine 4here, (well known
for their consistent Zeal and other virtue.stu
several members of ihe league,) I ihijikfthatj
could get immense numbers of ihem circulated
through various 'parts of Pennsylvania, New:
York atid New Jersey, through all ihe. g"?yj
Western and 'two 'or three of the Smufietiv
States in some gratuitously, and in others ata
moderate com. A NEWSPAPER MIGHT
Here we have positive, undeniable evidence,,
from a British missionary travelling iu the coun
try, arid written io his friends at home through,
their own argaii there, for. more funds io aid; th-anti-tariff
party here in their mercenary, effort
to control the business and principal. o fik
free country.
jnie Trniti Well Told. - -
A writer in the Kennebec Journal thus con
cludes an able article: If. we look awhe points,
connected with the coming election, that will
follow the sucresH of either candidate? If H EN
RY IS ELECTED we shall have a Pres&jmt
whose talents and" htatesmaushtp tho -nation
will be proud ok ;5
We. shall have Uu5 Union as it is. 1M - , .
We shali have no annexation of Texas. t f
We shall have no war with Mexico.
We shall not assume the debt of Tex a'.
We'sball not add new slave territory.'
We shall hold on to the present Tan fit it
We shall have a friend lo protection.
We shall have a friend to American lndtntry
We shall have a friend to the right of petition..
We shall have a uniform Currency.
Wo shall have no vetoes. . .
We shall have economy in the Government...
We shall have the price of Labor kepi'iip.'
We shall have the price of wool kept up. ':
We shall have our share of the;Publlc Lands
We shall have an American with American
We shall have a good President and good
times. -j,
James K. Polk is elected, how .reversed
will be the stale of affairs how differenWthe
scene ! " If we ask foe bread, he will givoV
a stone." Wo shall have a Pharaon., and m
Moses io siay his. hand. The United State
will be like Texas, if not like Egypt darkness
win cover tne. ianu.
We sliall Have a Revenue Tariff.
We shall have no right of Petition.
" We shall have no distribution
, We shall have war upon the Banks.
We shall ha.ve war with Mexico
We sliall have wool "duty free."
We shall have labor at European prices.
We shall have the condemned Sub-Treaati-
ry Bill.- '
We shall have the " two hundredvthoos-
Wo shall have one Currency for.GownmRnt
a.nd another for the People.
We shall assume the debt of Texas,
We'shall havo a Southern man with South-
ern nrincinles.
We "shall have Polk, Dallas and Texas; in
stead of Clay, FRELiNGHUysEN .andiKe.v-
I.ON. 't;. ! -.
Let every man vrtle, anu let every
for whom and for whaVhe votes. '
man sea
British Gold. 4
Thc.Madisonian,'John TylerVlate orgarj at
Washington.xily, but, now a Polk, and Dallas,
paper, makes this daring confession :
With what indignation should the American
iieonle read this announcement? Shall our
Tariff be destroyed byB.rULah capyahsis ?. Let
the, people. respond i these, inquiries,.!!! innii
der tones, at the ballot. boxeN0 ! NEV
ER I '. Philadelphia Foiumfr .

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