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state VOLUME XXX. COLUMBUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1840. NUMBER 45. ! !! TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1840. MORE HERALDS FOR THE CAUSE. Owing to the press of other matter, In the Journal, it has been impossible fur us to chronicle all the events that are daily and hourly transpiring. Every mail brings willi it the name of some new advocate of Harrison and Tyler. Newspapers, bearing on their fronta the proud omens of our country's redemption from misrule and corruption, salute us with their presence at every delivery of the mail. The Cincinnati Dailv News has been mentioned, heretofore. From a neutral paper it has changed to an efficient and untiring advocate of the Log Cabin Candidate. It is edited with much talent and spirit. The Loo Cabin Advocate hails from Dayton, and is doing glorious battle, The Loo Cabin Hebai.d looms upon us from Chil-licothe, full of genius and full of the Tippecanoe fire. The Loo Cabin Farmer will be soon issued from Steubenville, vivified by the pen of our ancient and gifted friend, James Wilson, of the Western Herald. The Ohio State Gazette and People's Advocate, edited and published by our friend Mr. Wicatling, in Columbus, in both German and English. This paper ia worthy of alt encouragement from the friends of Harrison. Its editor is among the staunchest of Van Buren's opponents; is a man of vast and variedjex-perience in political life, and writes with great and equal facility in both German and English. Hard Cider and Loo Cabins is the title of a forthcoming weekly sheet, to be issued in Cleveland, un. der the direction of onr talented compeer, Mr. Harris of the Cleveland Herald. It will be continued until the close of the present Presidential campaign. The following letter cornel to us in I neat female hand, hearing the post-mark of "Indianapolis, March 3." We recognize in this the same hand that forwarded to the publisher a "Liberty Cap" just previous to the Convention. It made our blood course quicker to read it. What, we exclaimed, (catching a spark of the enthusiasm of our fair correspondent,) shall we falter in our duty when urged on by such sweet voices! No, no victory is ours: it always follows the "Petticoat." The Whig mothers, and wives, and sweethearts of the Revolutionary fathers, cheered them on to victory why not so now! The Ladies, (God bless 'em,) are for the Whigs to i man! Indianapolis, March 3, 1840. Sin, The lime has already arrived in which every man, who is a friend to his country, should be up and doing not Handing idly by, a mere spectstor; but should put his hand to the plough, and slop not until every stone is turned and the names of Harrison and Tyler are sounded throughout this wide and once happy land until the rocks, from shore to shore, send back their echo. The V mules say that we are too weak tu compete with so formidable an opponent. We are not weak, hut strung, powerful, and Independent : we can and will succeed. What! is Harrison, the friend of the poor man, the supporter of the laws and Constitution, he who has spent so many years nf his useful lift in the defence and protection of his country, to be calmly trampled upon by the 'tunning, artful advocates and dependents of the present aristocracy, who have not at heart the good of the people or the counlry'a interest 1 No, never! The very thought is enough tu make the blood hoil in the veins of every honest man with indignation. "Let independence be our boast, Ever mindful what it cost." Our land has, for a few years, been awfully ruled, and now it ia time to put a stop to such proceedings; and stop they must. Go on, break down the barrieia that are before a great number of the people in this Stale, as well as in many others. There are many who have been strangely misinformed as to the char-' acter of our brave and noble Hern. Has he fought so bravely, surrounded by his savage and other foes, and borne with so many privations for nothing 1 No : it waa for the sake of his country. Is he not worthy of the confidence of this people 1 Why, then, was he allowed to govern Indiana so many years, if he was not an honest manl Why, then, have the people trusted him in so tnsny branches of public business, if not honest 1 Yes, he is honest, just, brave, and noble. "Hn is one of the noblest works .if God," and will, in the space of a short time, return this now almost ruined country tu its former prosperity. Whigs whs' hae wi' Jackson bled, Whigs whom William oft has led, Harrisouians, rush ahead Fight for viclory! Yes, fight on, the victory is fur those who possess such noble hearts. Then, in this "land, redeemed from strife," they will lead another life, freed from all their cares. A WHIG. For His Ohio Bute Joarnat. HARD TIMES-No. 3. Ia TiiiRE no hope 1 Many, very many of our citizens Vid looked to our present Legislature with confident hopes of relief. They argued thus "Parly leal may delude men for a lime ; but the days of sober thought will come public interests will fasten themselves on the attention of our legislators. It cannot be that men of any honesty or disernmentcan be permanently hoodwinked and deluded by the phsntaties of party illusions. And now, when our general prosperity is in such jeopsrdy when individual industry and enterprise ara paralysed when the credit of the Stale hitherto so high and unquestioned, is even now in danger of being shaken and ruined men will awake to the true and substantial interests of the communitywill discard the trammels of parlyitm, and come up boldly and honestly to the rescue I" How hss this confidence in the wisdom and integrity of Ohio legislators been met 1 Weeks elapse what is the prospect' What are the signs 1 Will the "sober thoughts" of wiser men prevail 1 Or will the reckless demagogue and noisy partisan sway aud swerve the destinies of Oliiol Our State is possessed of wonderful capabilities. No portion of this earth ia more favored by nature. Our reliance ia on the labor of our hands. We are an industrious people, and itirr-asingly so. Our plans of improvement, in matter and mind, are grrsl end heni-ftrent. It depends on our own good management whether or not we shall be most prosperous among the prospered: Can it be that the fleetinge interests of a party ar to check, to mar, or to ruin all the bright prospects hefore us t It may be asked "Does the prosperity of Ohio depend on the hanks I" No, sir; hut our business prosperity is intimately connected with credit and currency our means of credit, for home operstions, ia now centered mainly in banks ; and from them we now have most of our currency. It may be ak.d again "If Ihe capital were not in the banks, would it not alill he in the Stale I" Pro bably nol, unless II should he transferred tn shaving shops. A large portion nf banking eapilal now exerciser in Ohio, is owoi'd in other States, Most nf it would, probably be will. drawn, if the banks wind up. But auppose the banka ara destroyed and we are reduced tu a specie currency. What must be tha eon- sequence t The making the rich richer snd the poor poorer. The ruin of thousands who are in debt. The doubling, in i fleet, of the great debt of the Stale. Hut many anti-bank men say, "we do not with to do tiny the hanks, hut to reform." Hut the manner of attack indu-atc ill sirtii-ll t:. t harm are n :ule w hich lend to de-itriy ttto creilil of thoie tn-tiiiiti-itis. If ro-form tni-relv, aod n-.i party chicanery, is the situ, why not ittintit It tli goi'il lallli unit ynn.l earnest 1 A Stale r.aiii-. like that "f Indiana, has tinny plait. aibla recommendations. It is believed one may be devised, whioh might draw in ill, or nearly ill, the sound banks, now existing', as branches ; and probably give very general satisfaction. If the existing mode, nr any other, be better, let it be adopted. But let some establishments or other, which the State Government may guard and to which it would not be unfriendly, be adopted ; and our ahip of State might go ahead in spite, almost, of wind and weather. Our State and our business might speedily be put in the way of relief provided all hands would come "tn the rescue." We would appeal to the better sense and better feelings of every man in the Stale lo legislators especially. Why not rally nnd to the long pull, the strong pull, and the pull altogether, for our common, our great, our growing interests 1 CRITO. LISTEN TO ANOTHER VETERAN. At an overwhelming meeting of the people at Washington, Pennsylvania on the 17ih nit. the following, letter from Gen. Reasin Deall, was read. This is the same old patriot who presided over the Ohio Slate Convention on the 22d, consisting of 20,000 freemen. Gen. D., like hundreds and thousands now in the Harrison ranks, was a firm friend and supporter of Gen Jackson. Cleveland Herald. Wooster, Wayne County 0. ? Feb. 17lh, 1840. J Dear Sir: Your letter of the 4th inst., asking me for a narrative of the character which Gen. Harrison sustained during my acquaintance with him, was received by this day's mail, and I hasten to comply with your request by saying, that forty-seven years last summer, which waa in the vear 1793, William Henry Harrison and myself were Ensigns in Gen. Wayne's Army, then encamped at Pittsburgh .He, in his 10th and I in my 23d year of age, at which lime and place, my acquaintance with him commenced, and continued without interruption, other than on those occasions incident lo a state of war, until the year 1794; during which lime he sustained the character and reputation of an accomplished young gentleman, and was distinguished as a discreet, vigilant, prompt, humane, liberal and brave officer and as an evidence of his humanity and liberality upon all occasions, when any of his soldiers were sick, he would visit litem in person, and see that every possible attention was paid to them that their aituation required and although hospital stores and medical aid were furnished at the public expense for the use of the sick, he never failed lo enquire as to the effect of their application, and if he considered that something more was necessary for the relief of the sick soldier, his purse was always open to the draining of ihe laat shilling, to purchase tea, coffee, sugar, or such articles as were palatable and nourishing to the poor sick man. In a word, his good conduct was so conspicuous in every particular, as lo attract the notice and approbation of Gen. W, tn that degree, as to induce him tu appoint him one of his aid-de-camps; in which situation he contiuned until the General's dealh, which was not long after the treaty with the Indiins of Greenville; which ensured the defeat of the combined forces nf Indiana and British, in a battle at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, and which gave repose and safety loour harassed and bleeding western country on which occasion Harrison rendered his country essential and signal service, in the promptness with which he communicated the General's orders, to every part of the Army engaged in the conflict. For which he not only received the thanks nf the General in person, but was also communicated by him to the department of war. Thus far, it is to be presumed his character Alan-Is nol only fair, but praiseworthy, as it is well known thall it was foreign to the character nf Genal Wayne to patronize a tloueh or applaud a toward. From 1793 lo ISItl. although I had no personal interview with Gen. Harrison, his publio career as Sec retary of the North Western Territory, Delegate lo Congress, for and from the North Western Territory, Governor of Indiana, Indian Agent, etc., waa quite familiar to me, and his conduct highly approved both by the Government ami People, for the skill, Republican simplicity and strict integrity, with which he dis charged the various duties. In 1813, after Hull's surrender, W. II. Harrison, whose military fame, as the disciple, of Wayne, and Hero of Tippecanoe, pointed him out to President Madison aa the proper person In regain the ground which we had lost by the surrenderor Hull, and to chastise and subdue the enemy for lha murders and depredations committed by them on our defenceless frontiers; snd for this purpose he wss appointed Major General snd Commander in Chief of the North Western Army. His acceptance of this appointment wss hailed by the whole west aa Ihe harbinger of good news, of glad tidings, in restoring that confidence which was lost In the military army oi the nation, by Hull's surrender; because Harrison's military fame was a host of itself and under this character I had the satisfaction of meeting with him in camp, with a Brigade of Militia under my command on Ihe frontier of this Slate, in the Autumn of 1813; and under hia command I continued until my tour expired, when the voice of my country railed me to occupy another elation. Did ha disappoint the just expectations of his country! I answer no. Did he not fully anawer their most sanguine expectations, by subduing the enemy, and restoring peace and security to a harrassed and bleeding frontier! The answer Is in the affirmative, as the history of the day hath truly and faithfully re eorded. In his capacity of Major General, when I met him for the first time after a lapse of twenty, eight yesrs; I found him to the same mild, urbane person which constituted his youthful character, when moving in a more humble sphere of life, possessing and exercising those inestimable qualities lhat adorn the gentleman, the soldier and poor man'a friend; easy of access and ready and willing at all limes, to alleviate the wants of suffering humanity, for which his purse has been rxhsusted, and his life often and repeatedly endangered. In a word, as Col. Johnson, who is now Vice President of lha United Slates, declared in Congress, when Harrison achieved his laat victory over the enemy, that 'he had fought more battles than any oilier General of the late American Army, and that he never lost a battle,' is true; and that he has done more and risked mora for the good of the Nation, and received less in proportion, titan any man living, ia no less true, and cannot bs denied by any one who is disposed to do Justice to the Pslriot and Benefactor of human kind. Gen. Harrison possesses many more excellent traits of character upon which I should be pleased to relate; but Ihe present length of this letter admonishes me to forbesr. Suffice it now, that his services appear to be peculiarly fitted and destined by Providence lo be called into action upon all great and extraordinary occasions. And although we are not in a slate of wsr, In rail for hia aid in hiscapseiiy as Ihe disciple of Wayne, we, ntoet assuredly, are in a atate of distress, in a peeulisr point of view, and therefore call upon htm in his capacity as the experienced and practical disciple of Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, in the science of political economy, to replace Ihe main spring aud balanre-wheel of our political machinery, which heretofore yielded so much profit to this nation, and which has been Buffered In run down, snd rendered worse than useless by the unskilful management or unpardonable neglect of ihe present inciuihent. Tell your neighbors that our prospects of obtaining Harrison's services at this momentous crisis, biighlen every day, and hid much fairer ihsn when he hefore received eight thousand of a majority in this Stale, Those who rail Harrison a cowsrd, and say that he ia nol qualified for Ihe office nf President of the United States, know nol the man, or are not attuned by those principles which govern the Patriot, And, In conclusion, I am constrained lo asy, that should ha be railed to conduct the helm of State, for tha term of four years, he will manage it' with such consummate skill and ability, is to leave the Government in aurh a slate of successful operation, for tits promotion of the common defenre and general welfare, that it will not require hut a moderate shsre of skill snd stiruiion tn keep it in order to be profitable. And, in thai event, he will again retire to the sbndea of private life, and if pour W ptii-'e, as usual, he w ill be rich lit the all"i turns of the Naiioti. WLil-l the present iiieuiulii-nt and his depeiuleoiK, ".'Ac socii- mrii," w ill be only luiieuibsred tu bs execrated as selfish partisans. R. BE ALL. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 11, 1840. THE STATE HOUSE THE SENATE. Last evening, aboat S o'clock, the Senate, by a vole of 18 lo 16, passed Ihe bill repealing the act of 1838, authorizing ike erection of a new State House. The law of 1638 is, therefore, amongst the things that were and art not. The majestio Corner Stone, laid by the citizens of Ohio, on the last 4th of July, is now nothing more that) a stumbling block and a reck ofclTence. Its precious treasures, deposited in its bosom with such intense patriotic feeling and with so much sublime and p'nas ceremony, have now become a solemn mockery. Transitory indeed has been the sacrednesa of that Stoae, whose inhumation it was fondly thought would be as fixed and immortal as the glory and greatness nf the proud Slate, ike records of whose birth and growing strength it held in its bosom. But its glory has departed snatched from it by the enlightened thirty eighth General Assembly of Ihe enlightened Stale of Ohio. "Sic Iranmt gloria mundi!" The next move in the House, it is lo be presumed, will be Ihe introduction of a resolution providing for Ihe convention of the next Legislature at Newark It will pass the House but it will not succeed in Ihe Senate. There is less combustible material in tha Senate, than in Ihe House, as waa evidenced, yesterday, in the sensible and dispassionate opposition to the repeal of the Stale House bill, by six of the most talented members nf the majority. It is, howevir, tunieio predict. I he people or the State must be prepared to meet events, expected or unexpected, explicable or inexplicable, as best they may. THOMAS CORWIN. The nomination of this gentleman, for Governor of Ohio, has been received with unbounded enthusiasm by Ihe Harrison men of the State. Our exchange papers uniformly speak of him aa the man destined to concentrate upon himself the whole force of the opposition to Van Burenism, in Ohio, on the second Tuesday of October next. That he will carry the gubernatorial chair, next fall, by a majority of from eight to len thousand, we have ml the least doubt. There is only one name more popular than that of Corwin, in Ohio, and lhat is "Tippecanoe." Ohio is safe, for both, unless their supporters fall into a lethargy before next autumn, a something not at all indicated by the present enthusiastic indications. One word to the friends of Harrison, Tyler, and Corwin, in Ohio. The Gubernatorial Election muit be tarried by at great a majority at pouiblt. The whole Union will look lo our October election with intense anxiety. Upon its result will depend the after action of two-thirds of all onr sister Ststes. It must he remembered lhat the candidate fur Ihe Presidency is a citizen of Ohio, and lo the conduct of Ohio all American eyes will be directed. Should Ohio fail, or come tardily off, in her support of Mr, Corwin, the effect will be to produce a despondency, if nol a prostration, of the hopes of Ihe friends of Harrison, elsewhere. On ihe contrary a grand and triumphant rally, under the Corwin ticket a thorough, a sweeping, and a remediless defeat of his opponent ell this will be necessary to give new impulse and vigor to tha supporters of the nominee of tha Harrjsburg Convention, in the other Slates. Although more than confident of Mr. Corwin's success, it is, nevertheless, the imperious duty of his friends to exert every nerve to insure him Ihe very largest majority. It is said his intention is lo traverae the State, and explain to the people, verbally and familiarly, the necessity for driving the Van Buren dynasty from its unhallowed and ill-gotten throne. TORY LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE. The various experiments that have been tried upon the country for the laal five or six yesrs, hsva all had but one object in view, ao far aa tha professions of the administration are to be taken, to wit, the promotion of the best interests of Ihe people. It is true, these professions hsve never been listened lo with sny confidence by the friends of the country, for Ihe plain reason, lhat lha means proposed by which lo accomplish so desirable a result, did not seem adapted lo ihe end. There was i peculiarity attending those vsrious experiments, to which wa wish to call attention : They were, none of them, proposed for Ihe correction of any oppressive evil Ihey were alterations of the existing order of things, and each one wss lo work some signal advantsgs fa the people, lhat never-varying ohjeot of lova of the demagogue. First, tin monster Bank was to be annihilated, because the State Banka could better perform her offices to Ihe government, and would give a safer currency to the people. Next, the State Banks must be abandoned, because ihey had failed in their duly to lha Government their issues were unsafe for the people, and they must have a hard money currency. After a variety of minor shifts, Ihe sub-Treasury was proposed; in this lay the grand panacea for all the grievances of tha people grievances which, by the by, had grown up since this tinkering had commenced. But how were the people to be benefitted! To the friends of the country, this measure aremed only calculated te benefit the office-holder at the tipentt of the people. Years hava elapsed, and It la only recently lhat tha avowal has been forced out : It is TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF LABOR! This ia the open declaration on Ihe floor of the United States Senate. Now the question recurs for whose benefit hava sll theso experiments been tried fur thst of the iffice holdtrt, or the people t Wa leave the answer lo lha hard-fisted aona of labor. PITIFUL. 1 Yesterday's Statesman contains a labored attack on Mr, Lloyd. It is an attempt to call up anew Ihe controversy which has been before the Legislsture ; over which it bed about as much jurisdiction as it has over lha way in which any private individual may settle his debts. The investigation eoat lha State several thousand dollars, but ii served its purpose, of drawing public attention from lha real delinquencies of Ihe Slate Printer and othera. When it ia understood thst Mr. Lloyd is confined lo a bed of sickness from causes growing out of over exertion and exposure In resisting these hyena attacks on his reputation, the pitiful meanness of this renewed onset will be more apparent. On tha facts, the judgment of lha publio ia made op, and the editor of tha Statesman cannot change it by reiterating the wicked calumny. A decent S"lf-respect ihoitld close his mouth f irever. Till', lilt AND RALLY. The office holding dtmnracy held, what they weie pleased to style a Grand Kelly, at lha Militaiy Hall, last night. They drummed up pretty toUrably. good roomfull. Addresses were made by Mr. Hamilton, our District Attorney, by Mr. Drough, Auditor of Slate, and by Mr. Medary, Editor General of tha Van Buren party of Ohio and Printer for ths Slate. Several bitter things were said about log cabins and hard rider, and Auditor Brough intimated, pretty plainly, that General Harrison was neither more nor less than a dunce and a rascal. So they go. Poor fellows! their time is short lei them make the best use of it. A PUZZLE. Great pains are takes by the Tory organs, to make out as large a number at possible of every publio meeting of the Whigs, to be Lawyers. Is it wrong for lawyer to support Farmer Harrison ! Lawyers ara great roguea, we know and we shoold therefore think they would aupport Lawyer Van Buren. The puzzle is, why they do not. Can any Tory editor tell 1 CHARTER ELECTIONS. The charier election tn the city of Buffalo has retailed hi Ihe eleclion of the Whig candidate for Mayor, by a majority of 10 a elose vote, turning on Ihe personal popularity of tha candidates. The Whig majority for Justice is 481 on Supervisors, an office answering to our township trustees, the aggregate majority is 318 for Aldermen, Ihe majority is 413. The Council remains as it wss laBt year, with the gain of one Supervisor and one Assessor in the city. Last fall, the Whig majority in the city was 296. The Whigs of Detroit have Bogged out their Loco-foco opponents, most unmercifully, rn the late election for city officers. So confident were the Locofocot of obtaining their usual triumph, they got p a grand celebration for lha evening of the election; but learning lhat thry were beaten by more than a hundred majority, they wisely postponed their Jollity until a more convenient aeason. The majority for Ihe whig Mayor was 10 for Aldermen, the aggregate was 109. Last fall the whig majority in Ihe city was 41 gain for Hairiton and Reform, C8. A NOBLE PAIR. The two moat prominent individuals at the lata charier election in Detroit, were Dr. Theller, the Canadian refugee patriot, and ex-Governor Mason. The one had plunged his country into the unavailing atrugglei of a civil war tha other hat tunk hit adopted State, over whose interests he was called to preside from his intemperate zeal against Ohio, into bankruptcy and ruin. The ex-Governor, in the management of Ihe interests of Michigan, and in his connection with lha finances of ihe State, has fallen so low that his power of mischief is circumscribed. Ha has, during hia administration, earned for Michigan the reputation of being the worst governed Slate in Ihe Union. This, however, according to the recently adopted standard in this Slate, only adds additional lustre to his character." THE MAIL ROBBERY. Nothing farther has been learned in relation to the robbery near Springfield, on Tuesday night, excepting that the robbers left the mail bag on the road side, taking nothing from it but the letter packages directed for the city of New York. The packages of lettert for Columbus, Wheeling, Baltimore, otc, were all left, and were regularly forwarded thia morning, by tie post master al Springfield, suffering only the loss of one day's lime in their transmission. Ths robbers anderatand their art. They transact none other than New York business! BARTLEY'S BANKING REFORM BILL. Just as this day's Journal waa going to press, tha vote was taken in lha House upon tha final passsga of the bill reported, some time since, by Mr. Bartley, entitled, 11 A bill to reform and regulate the Banking System in Ohio." The vote resulted ayea 33, naya 30 all the Whig members voting in the negative. It it yet lo go before the Senate. WASHINGTON COUNTY. TU following ia an extract of a letter from a very intelligent gentleman, whose mesne of Information are ample; "Tha cause of Harrison, Tyler, and Corwin, ia carrying every thing before it in these "diggina ;" and the Harrison men of this county have reeolvrd lhat Old Washington shall, next fall, speak in a voice of thunder, whoae vibrations shall not cease until they have reached lha innermost recess of Ihe great While Hoase." "DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP." ".Nine tut tht trace deterct Hie fair!" Extract from the log-book of the brig Gen. Har-ataoN, on her voyage from Cleveland lo Columbus, in oonvoy of the Cuyahoga Delegation : "At 11-50 A. M., exchanged signals with the are and beautiful of Columbus received with deafening cheers it wss with great difficulty we got through lha channel, and almost impossible to work Ihe brig, aa the Beauty ao attracted the attention of the officers as to make them forget their duty. "Al 9 P. M., cams to anchor at Mr. A. K's." Mr. Editor: I find Ihe following lenience in Ihe Statesman of the 6th. The editor appears to be talking about the late Convention. Pray tall me what he means ; "But we am gratified to perceive that the federalists have become satisfied themselves, thst unless Ihey rsn rover over their fandango tricks and rapers while here, which would disgrace a drove of brutes, tome of which got into jail before they got home." Now trhith gol inlo jail, the "trirkt" nr the "brutes"! I ara unwilling lo loss a single idea that eomea from Sam's classical pen, for fear I might never find another, and I apply to you in my distress. QUASI. Ma. Editor t ll is probably important to msnv of jour readers lo know, that depositing tellers in the W al the Post-Office in the evening dues nut insure their being forwarded Ihe next morning. Twice within the last week, I have placed important letters in that box, at about 7 o'clock in Ihe evening, intended to be sent by Ihe Western Mail ths neat morning. In both instances, they wsra not sent, As my letters were not sent, I take it fur granted that oil letters deposited sfler Ihst hour, also, not sent, Respectfully, Jrc, A. 8. CASE. .VirrA. 3, 1840. P. 8. It is propsr lo stais, thst In both the instaness mentioned, I wished to psy the postage on ths letters, snd plsct them in Ihs hands nt soms ons in ths offiesi hut tha "window" being closed, snd no one heeding mv raps, I was forced either to bring back ths letters (which I was very smious should go by ths first mail,) or de-pusit in tht box. I placed thorn in tha inner box. A. 8. C. TIIK WRITINOR OK THOMAS jr.FrFKHO. tinv rinn on tin ntur. r Thorn.. tnnon, Ina V strle.of l.tirn. Br ' !, New Mltlon. with Intra-durituu anil nott,hy C'tsrlesl'srler l.es. I vol. tvn. Merit SO. I lits h work written lih treat farre .nd lilltiy, and tin rusres s .reltv full elimination of Mr. JrnVrann-s opinions Slit WMuias. ll sIhmi bs read S avsrr polllklan tut slslrsnsa of ihs snout tsv." r ssls at lbs (sat Mora of " I. N. whitinii. PREAMBLE AND CONSTITUTION or tiix FIR8T TIPPECANOE CLUB OF COLUMBU8, OHIO. At a meeting of the First Tippecanoe Club of Columbus, held on Saturday evening, Feb, 29ih, the following preamble and constitution were unanimously sdopted : PREAMBLE. ., Whereat, The present condition of our beloved country calls loudly sad esrnesily for a thorough reformation in the administration of the Federal and Slate Governments; snd whereas, the present parly in power have become deplorably corrupt, and reckless of the true interests of the peoplo, especially of the laboring classes; and whereas, while preaching Democracy, they have made war upon the vital principles of Republicanism; and whereas, the end snd aim of their measures have obviously a direct tendency to the concentration of undue power in the hands of the Eiecetive of this nation, which ia already tearfully too great, and if permitted to be increased, will, in all probability, transform our glorioua Republican institutions inlo a monarchal government, and erect a throne for aspirants upon the ruins of our free Constitution therefore, Retolved, Thai the timo has corns for every true pslriot lo use his most strenuous endesvors to rescue our Constitution from the infringements of secret foes, and defend our liberties from the grasp of demagogues. lltnhed, That to accomplish this end, we consider it a duly we owe to ourselves, oar fe)low-iiixens,and our common country, lo use every honorable exertion, with united energies, to secure, in any honorable manner, way, or means, the success of W. II. Harbison snd John Tyler, for President sad. Vise President of these United Slates, snd Thomas Cor win, for Governor of this State, at the coming elections. And Ihe better to promote this desirable obieci. we herein unite and form ourselves inlo s political nnd fraternal Association ; and for our more complete organisation, adopt, and pledge ourselves lo sdhere strictly to, ihe following CONSTITUTION. Article 1. This Association shall bo called the First Tippecanoe Club, of Columbus, Ohio, Article 3. The motto of ihia Association shall be concert of action ujion principle. Article J. I lie ooject ol Una Association shall be to consult together, discuss and adopt such means snd measures as will best promote the principle of government reform. Article 4. The officers of ibis Association ahull consist of a President, Vice President, snd Secretary. Article 5. It shall be the duly of the President lo preside at all regular meetings ol this body, and prcservs order. Article 6. The Vice President shall sssist the President in Ihe dischargo of his duty, si each meeting ; and in case of hia absence, he shall perform the dunes of Chairman. Article 7. The Secretory shall carefully record the proceedings of each meeting, snd read the same at each succeeding meeting. ArticleB. Any individaal, being a voter, and residing in the City of Columbus, msy become a member of this Club, by vole of Ihe same, who will solemnly pledge himself, by every honorable manner and means, lo promote tha success of Government Reform princi- Elee in the elevslion of the nominees nf the late Harris-urgh National and Columbus State Conventions to the respective stations to which the Deoole have recommend. ed thorn, snd the duties of which they hsve Ihe honesty snd capacity to faithfully discharge, through the ensuing puimtm campaign, buq si me next etectiona; and w no will solemnly pledge himself to adhere to the strict letter of this Constitution, by subscribing thereto. Article 9. One half of the members of this Club, being present, shall constitute s quorum for the transaction ol business. Article 10. Each member of this Club shall consider himself as constituting s committee of vigilance for the promotion of political reformation. Article 11. Ihs regular meetings of this Associa tion shall be once per week, si such lime and place aa may be thought most convenient; snd each member shall consider it his imperative duly lo attend the same. Article 12. This Constitution may, hereafter, at any time, be altered or amended, two-thirds of all the mem- - ' ocrs concurring. After the unanimous sdoption of the sbove Preamble snd Constitution, on motion, it wss lieiolcea, 1 hat the forenoon be Dub ished in the Ohio Stale Journal, Uhio Confederate, and Ohio Freeman. E. EASTERLY. Chairman. C. A. Basses, Secretary. Artisan Hall, March 3, 1840. To the Editor of the Ohio State Journal. Dear Sir. At it is not often that I mm miiltv nf an heinous sn offence against decency snd truth, snd so miserable and wantons squandering of lime, ae reading quasi's Slstesmsnt yet I am constrained lo plesd guilty of the fully of reading one of those qussi scavengers of n. nui ii l oiiisin lorgiveneaa lor that ohenco, I will promise not soon strain to be rruilrv nf a aim,L- misdemesnor. And, ss 1 hope lo hsvs my sin of com. mission forgiven the sooner by making s csndid confession, I must confess tome of Ihe thoughts tbst it started.There is sn old fsshioned book thst ssys, " A house kingdom divided strains! itself e.nnoi .i.ml t. teaches something, loo, sbout telling truth, and that "thou shall nol ileal." But as quasi does nol prsclice the precepts contained in that book, it is not probable he reads it, snd ss it is hsrd lo tesch "sn old dog new tricks," I will not now bs fool enough to undertake so hopeless s Issk. In one of Ihe left hsnd eolumns, sbout five inches below the centre, we sre told thst A. M. While was the principal orator on ths 3-idi and four eolumns further lo the right, angling downwards, we sre told thst Mr. Murphey wss the principal orator. Is not this something like division in the kennel 1 Qussi ssys "Uood bve Whiggery," ss Ihe Antediluvian guggled "goodbye wsier," when the flood entered hit mouth. Once more. " Whv dnnl the federal nan.-. hl,.t. their list of delrgslcs present?" ss ihs skunk ssid of Ihe elephant. Why don't the ninny give ue their num. uvni-a. mi f Again. "Our prospeclsare everv dav briobleninir." aa ihe man said lo bta wife when their house roof blew off. " Itt-The Confederate of Fridav eveninrr rninniitM the tedcral Convention at IS.OOO error I'J.IHJO." fuere Q nasi, less or more I "Echo answers" more. Hot qussrs inarshslltni snd compulation of the Whirrs at ihe Convention, and the countless secessions to lbs quasi ranks, or which he boasts, remind me of a debate I once heard in Franklin county on the question" Has Henry Clay done mors a-nod lo his country ih.n Andrew Jackson V1 tine gentlemsn on the negstive side of the question, sfler villifying Clay in a tirade of vituperation and slang, about Bargain and sale, commenced eulugising Jackson for patriotism and generalship. Ha said that in one instance, with only seven hundred men, hs at-tacked sn srmy of onr thousand, snd thst he killed six hundred of them snd took fieeler hundred prisoners. ngiin. - cuntr inev or tu nsvt put a wrong estimate on tha people of this country," ss ths tsdpols said when he attempted to swallow ihe whale. And again. "The great connecting link between abolition and amalgamation," aa Dick ' said to Phillia when Dins waa born. Again. "fjr-Ws feel much indebted loths present Convention ot federal office-seekers, for ihe especial notice they seem to lake of the editor of thia paper. We did not know before that we occupied so much of their attention," ss the culprit ssid on his way lo execution.Again. " We leel taller," as he aaid when hs mounted ths gallows. Again. "Samuel Mcdsry snd Willistn R. Lloyd seem lo bs the only great men in ths eyes of Whiggery," ssthe rattls-snake aaid ol himself and Ihe man he had bitten, as they were Haying him and attempting lo cure his bile. Again snd sgsin. " Ws hsve sgain snd sgsin slated that the whole theory snd practice of the federal party trai an imnostute on the people." Quf re Qussi, when teal ihs theory snd prsctics! Whon srei thev sn imposture! Whalisthe federal party composeoft What party ever vol as much imposed on as quasi's parly, for the last four years I Bui I will now ceaso Ihe enumeration of thoughts thst qussi's sewer hss stsrled in my night cap. However. I cannot forbaar congralulstlng Mr. Vsn Buren and ths party on tha aama account lhat Ihe Pacha of many laloa waa congratulated for his orstor. Ths Psrhs once Baked his orator, sfler hearing many fins things from him, why hs did not stnplify alillle, as il would make it appear much better when you relate sny thing. What do you mean by amplifying! inquired the orstor. By itn. plilying I mean when you are telling sny thing that you should enlarge upon il', and give il a false coloring, and something talse, lo ninke it appear well. The orator replied Why, then, I have been amplifying all the while, for there is not a word of truth in sll 1 have been telling you. Your sincere confessor, J" LOUGH BESOM, Jit. rr ths Ohio Btals Journal. Ma. Editor: The undersigned have recently noticed in your daily paper of Feb. 18th, en article signed by thirty physicians. It purports to be eepied from the St. Clairsville Chronicle. The ebjeet of the signers seem to be, to deprecate the course pursued by tht lower branch of the present Legislature of Ohio, in "making it a penitentiary ofTeace for any one to disinter, or be found in possession f hums body, for dissection" and to pledge themaalves "to refute medical ottention, if called on, to anyone who shsll vote for the final passage of Ihe bill. and to all members of the ovesent er succeeding Legislature, who shsll ant in fatave, if the bill pass into a law, ase their best sadsavors lt have it repealed." This course ie bia-hlv creditable ta ths firmness anil decision of chsracler f the medical gentlemen, and is worthy of adoptioa bv everv Physician within the limita of the State. The reasons offered for taking this course are cogent and irrefutable, snd ahow evidently, that the article originated from an enlightened source. While we commend mis msnm, we cannot Oat regret that Iheee high minded members of the profession, should have condescended to retails gross slander, which ia these times, hss become exceedingly stale. It ia contained in the latter part of the fifth paragraph, and reads thus: "Further, the esisblishment at Wortbington does not belong to ths regulsr profession, but wss rsissd up, we neueve, oy sieam aotrors, and is continued oy them. The physicisntof the Slate sre not, therefore, accountable for the acta ot unprofessional men, who, contrary to all usage, obtained a shorter for their Steam College, from the Ohio Legislature ; and that body should therefore, take much, or all of the blame upon themselves, and not place il at the door of a profession, honored in all countriee where science is csteeawd, or learning admired." " The troth is, that the Institution at Worthingtoa waa not "raised up by steam doctors," nor isil "continued by them ;" neither has it over had any connection whatever, with the tteam system; but is, snd always hat been, as distinct from it, ss light ia from darkness. The above it an old slander, newly vamped over, apparently lor the purpose of in fruencing the present Legislature ; a circumstance that would seem altogether unnecessary, inasmuch as that body haa already 1een filled to overflowing, with fobricat'tone, falsehoods and misrepresentations of the grossest and basest kinds, respecting this Institution. It is passing strange that there can be, at this lime, in this commonwealth, a single enlightened member of the profession, who is so ignorant of the nature and character of this Insiituion, as to subscribe to the sbove slander; snd it seems the more strange, when we bear in mind that the circular of the Institution has been published annually in various papers in the State, for the last nine or len years, it ia possible, however, and we think it highly probable, that the gentlemen have unintentionally confounded thia Institution, with one chartered about a year since, and located in Columbus. Our principal object at this urns, is to call the attention of those high-minded gentlemen to the error into which they appear (o have inadvertently fallen, believing their honor and integrilv will Dromot them te the nrooer couraein this matter. It is, perhaps, a dutv we owe. not onlv lo the medical gentlemen who signed Ihe anions above referred to. but also lo ourselves sad to the community at large, to stsle, thst from the commencement of this Institution, sn unprincipled and reckless warfare has beee carried on against it, by s few prejudiced end interestsd individuals in this vicinity, who hsve evinced a determination lo put it down, right or wrong; and within the bet uiree monins, nave endeavored to prejudice the puotic mind, and lo excite swts of outrsge, by industriously circulating falsehoods snd misrepresentations of the grusneii nuu. vve nave nettner time nor space to detail the almost innumerable slsndera thai have bn nut tn circulation, many of which have been urged ape tha members. of the Legislature with a teal worthy of ueiioi cauio. i no lotiowing, nowever, is a tolerably fair specimen i It has been reported, that the atudents of the Worthington Institution had become so bold snd reckless, thst they took a child from its mother's arms, carried it lo tha college, opened a veia end bled il to death, for the purpose of observing the eficcts and vno-dut operandi ol blood letting. Can any mdtvidnat ia this enlightened community snd Isnd of Isws, for a moment believe this to be true I Although this carries itt own refutation with it, yet, it is as true ss three fourth of the "rcnectable authority" fabrications upon which have been baaed some of the most inflammatory speeches ever delivered on ihe floor of the Ohio Legislature. The moo which these envious individuals, by thtir falsehoods snd slsnder, succeeded in raising on the 33d of December Isst, assumed sn authority paramount to lhat of the Judiciary or even of the Legislsture, and issued their decrcce under the form of resolutions, which were published in the Sists Journal and several other papers. The instigators of ihs riot, finding their threata unheeded, and their assumed authority set at naught by ths friends of order, are now endeavoring to use tha Legislsture as sn engine sgainst an infant Institution, which they at times affect to despise as beneath their notice. The report which they have sent abroad, lhat all the atudenda bad left the nlaoe, and that the Institution is completely prostrated, is without a shadow of foundation: and affords ne out of the many avidencea of their malicious designs snd utter disregard for truth. J. R. PADDOCK, 1 Members of J. B. DAY, S the Faculty T. V. MORROW. of W. Col's Worthington. O.Feb. 27th, 1840, N. B. The Editor of the St. Clsiravillt Chronicle te requested lo give the above an inaeriioo. To the Editor of the Ohio Stole Journal: Diai Sit I I noticed In Ihe laat Stausman, that its Editor has charged Capt. Jacob Summers of Marble Furnace, Adams county, with being an abolitionist. This chsrge, if it is nessary, can be proved by many of the moat respectable men in our county as utterly false, and in every way worthy of the columns of the vile and polluted paper in which it ia to bs found. To bs pure snd incorruptible, ie at once to. secure not only the hstred, but also the abuse of ths honest, the patriotic snd immaculate Mr. Medary bill vilified innocence has Ihs consolslion of knowing that in the eyea of jual and honorable men of all parlies, the abuse of such a man as honest Samuel Medary is the finest aulo gy which he csn bestow. I ksie to write sny thing snd not sign my rest name, but under present circumstances I could not do well, otherwise: should it be necessary, I shsll gladly lay aside the mask and give nol only my name, but also, honest Ssmmy proof strong as holy writ, thst he hae lied. OLD DOMINION. ANOTHER FACT FOR THE PEOPLE. Were il nol thst the people of Ihe United Sistes hsve been told over snd over sgain of the enormous peculations Snd defslcstiona of tha Swnrtwnula. lha Prinea. ihe Hatnsaes, the Itoyds, ths Hawkins, ths Steriinge, ths Dsmerons, ths Stephensons, and others, who hava defrauded the country of miVhoni, aod have shown so much indifference ia regard to them, we would say lhat, uiu lo.y out snow now tney are leered by those who enjoy and abuse their conlidence, they would rise in 'heir wrath and burl from their polluted places, the nit who ara industriously filling thtir pockets while they sre hypocritically dearing the peeple. But whether believed or not, Ihe most startling facts ara proclaimed, and the grossest impositions practised upon the country by those who feed st the publio orib, are exposed. In s lata speech in the House of Representatives, on the subject of the public printing, Mr. Uraves stated, lhat so tar ss the documents would show. Ihs printing snd stationary for Congress, snd ths public offices, in ihe yesr IHI9, as only about 70,000 dollars but lhat during ths Isst Congress, their printing and stationary, and ths printing and stationary of the departments, exceeded fiot hundred and tixty thoutand iollari, which, estimsiing the profit at only fteenry per cent., would Btlbrd a net! gain of ens hundred and twelvt thoutand dollart. As a speclmon of the profit which Messrs. Blair &, Rives received on their work, Mr. Ursvee ststed, that Mr. Gideon, by ronfrarf, txscutsd for tht Adjutant Uenertl's office, t piece of work, for which he received (unity dollart. The tsme work had been formerly done by the printers of ths (Jlobt, snd thev chsrged tnd received for it, one hundred and Isrenty aofars. Now, we cell upon the most devoted friend of the present Administration in tht country, to ssy, whst he would think of s msn who should chsrge him tix timet ss muck for a piece of work aa any other man would contract to do it fort Would ha nol pronounce such a man an extortioner, tnd think the chsrgs sn imposition t Most undoubtedly i snd if he sgain employed him he would deserve to be imposed upon .peered, snd plunder' ed. fr-But Congress hsve sgain employed lllair and Rivet tu do tht public printing, notwithstanding they sometimes charge Uncle Sam sir timet at much for vork at othtrt art teiUing to eto if fori This it I specimen of the " Jietrtnthment and Reform" of tht dty !" V. i. Gatttle.
|Title||Ohio State journal (Columbus, Ohio : 1839 : Weekly). (Columbus, OH), 1840-03-13|
|Date of Original||1840-03-13|
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|Title||Ohio State journal (Columbus, Ohio : 1839 : Weekly). (Columbus, OH), 1840-03-13 page 1|
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