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date (1848-06-17) topic_Whig topic_Non_Kentucky newspaper_issue THAI SAMS OLD COON. 

A WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE SUPPORT OF WHIG PRINCIPLES. 



"I wonld rather be right, than be President." — Henry Clay. 



VOL. 1. NO, 1. 



NEW YORK, SiTlRDlV. JUNG 17. 1848. 



PRICE THREE CENTS. 



Henry Clay. 

HE IS NOT FALLEN. 

Not Fallen ! No! as well the tall 
And pillared A lli gany fall- 
As well Omo's siant tice 

Roll hickw inl on its mighty track, 
As he, Columbia's hope and pride. 
The slandered and the sorrly tried, 

In his triumphant course turn back. 

He is not Fallen ! Seek to bind 
The chainless and unbidden w,nd ! 
Oppose the lorr-ni's headlong course, 
And turn aside the whirlwind's force; 
But deem not that the mighty mind 
Will cower before the blast of hate. 

Or quail at dark and causeless ill; 
For [hough all else be desolate, 
It stoops not from his high estate; 

A Marius 'mid the ruins still. 

He is not Fallen ! Every breeze 

Thai wanders o'er Columbia's bosom, 
From wild Penobscot's forest trees, 
From Ocean shore, from inland seas, 

Or wliere ihe rich Magnolia's blossoms, 
Floats, snow like, on the sultry wind, 

Is blooming ouwird on his ear, 
A homage to his lofty mind — 
A meed the Tallin? never find, 

A praise winch P.itnots only hear. 

Star of the West ! A million eyes 

Are turnm-r gladly unio him; 
The shrine of old idolatries 

H-lore his kindling light grows dim ! 
And men i.wuke as from a dream, 

Or meteors dazzling to betray ; 
And bow before tns purer beam, 

The earnest of n better day. 

All Hail ! the hour is haslenng on 

When, vainly tried by slanders fl ime. 
Columbia shall behold her son 

Unharmed, without a laurel gone, 
As from the fl imes of B ibylon 

The ar.gel-guarded triad came 
The Slanderer shall be silent then, 
His spell shall leave the minds of men, 
And higher glory wait upon 

The Western Patriot's future fame. 



Ohio, under date—'* Camp near Monterey, 
May 18, 1347— Gen. Taylor says: 

" In no case can I permit mysel f to be the 
candidate of any party, or yield myself to 
party schemes." 

June 9th, 1847, he writes to Mr. Edward 
Delany : 

As regard* the second (bank question) and 
third (protective tariff) inquiries, I am not 
prepared to answer them : I could only do so 
after duly investigating those subjects, which 
I cannot now do; my whole time being fully 
occupied in attending to my proper official 
duties, which must not be neglected under 
any circumstances; and I must say to you in 
substance what I have said to others in regard 
to similar matters, that I am no politician. 
• • * * Should I ever occupy the White 
House, it must be by the spontaneous move 
of the people, and by no act of mine, so that 
I could go into the office untrammelled, and 
he the chief magistrate of the nation, and 
not of a party. 

Under date of August 10th, 1817, General 
Taylor writes to Dr. P. S. Bronson, Charles- 
ton, S. C. : 

/ have never exercised the privilege of 
voting : but had I been called upon at the 
last Presidential election to do so, I should 
most eertainly have cast my vote for Mr 
Clay. 

April 20th, 194S, he writes to the editors of 
the Richmond Republican, 

To your inquiries I have respectfully to 
reply : 

First — That if nominated by the Whig Na- 
tional Convention, I shall not refuse accep- 
tance, provided I am left free of all pledges, 
and permitted to maintain the position of 
independence of all parties in which the 
people and my own sense of duty have placed 
I/I me— otherwise I shall refuse the nomination 
V »f / ,,, 




ap- 



T1IE (00X STAND BY TDK OLD WHIG BANNER! 



GERERAL TAYLOR'S POSITION- 

[General Zachary Taylor, the nominee of 
the Whig Convention assembled in Philadel- 
phia, has since his name was first mentiontd 
in connection with the Presidency, declared 



of any convention or party. 

Secondly— I do not design to withdraw my 
name if Mr. Clay be the nominee of the 
Whig National Convention — and, in this con- 
I nexion, I beg permission to remark, that Ihe 
statements which have been so positively 
made in some of the Northern prints, to the 
effect " that shoulil Mr. Clay be the nominee 



in public and private that he would not be , "f 'he Whig .Yational Convention," I had 
, r ,., , . ,ol „_„ stated, " that J would not suffer my name to 

the candidate of any party. When ques- ^ ^„ arg Qot c0:ttcU a[)U haye no ,.  unda . 

tioned as to his opinions on the great politi- ' ti on in any oral or written remark of mine, 
cal questions which divide the country he has It has not been my intention, at any moment, 
with soldierly frankne s and bluntness con- ! to ch » n S e my position— or to withdraw my 
, , . , ... . . name from the canvass, whoever may be the 

fessed that he knew nothing about them, nomllu e of tne National Convention, either 

which we are bound to believe is the tiuth. 0 f the Whig or Democratic party. 
He has refused to confess himself a Whig, Nqw now doeg thfi aboye tally wUh , he 



countrymen; but crude impressions upon 
matters of policy, which may be right to-day 
and wrong to-morrow, are, perhaps, not the 
best test of fitness lor office. One who can- 
not be trusted without pledges, cannot be 
confided in merely on account of them. 

• * • • 6 

If elected I would not be the mere Presi- 
dent of a party I would endeavor to act in- 
dependent of party domination. I should 
feel bound to administer the Government un- 
trammelled by party schemes. 

One of General Taylor's " crude impres- 
sions" is that he is a moderate whig, but, to 
use his o.vn words, " crude impressions may 
be right to-day and wrong to-morrow." 

We commend the foregoing extracts to the 
attention of our whig brethren, and ask if 
this a'l sorts of a politician and a politician 
of no sort is the man to carry the banner of 
the Great Whig Party of the United States; 
a party founded in the great necessities of 
the country, having distinctive principles to 
carry out, and whose motto ever has been, 
" Principles, not Men .'" 



New York Whigs 
ON THE OLD PLATFORM. 
AVAILABILITY REPUDIATED ! 



has not denied that he was a Loco Foco and 
has been too polite to tell the Nativs faction 
that he was not a native. He ha9 accepted 
the nomination of all and committed himself 

to r jarf ttt,iwtu  a««4-^ tieAnt! il.U cuai  

try the candidate of a party, to whose princi- 
ples he has never subscribed, and by which 
he can never be controlled. To make place 
for him, who has never claimed to be regard- 



solemn declaration of the delegation from 
Louisiana, in the Convention — Judge Saund- 
ers reading the paper drawn up and signed 

hj thii flhlf tMt jMm " ' _ — 

Gen. Taylor desires it to be understood, 



On Monday evening last, a spontaneous 
meeting of the Whigs of this city assembled 
at the Broadway House. Notwithstanding 
all the eflorts of the office seekers to prevent 
any expression of the sentiments of the mass 
of the party, about three thousand goo 1 apd sirjei^^- 



that ill his opinion, his friends who come into 
this Convention are bound to abide by its de- 
cision, and to sustain the nominee heart and 
soul — that General Taylor recognizes in his 
friends in this Convention the right to with- 
ed as a Whig, and who has solemnly declar- ' draw his name, and he will cheerfully acqui- 
esce in such withdrawal. General Taylor, we 
are also authorised to say, will hail with entire 



ed that he will recognize no patty action in 
his election— the old and tried and approved 
leaders of the Whig party— Clay, Webster 
and Scott have been set aside. If we are de- 
termined as a party to commit suicide, let it 
be done decently; let not the last act of our 
political existance cover with odium the prin- 
ciples we have so long cherished. If we are 
tired of being Whigs let us say so frankly, 
and avow ourselves Taylor men, or any other 
men we please. If there is no longer any vitali- 
ty in Whig principles, let us abandon the 
name, dissolve partnership and allow each 
individual of the old firm to set up for him- 
self or join any other concern he may see fit. 
But God forbid that we should unfurl the old 



satisfaction, any nomination besides^iimself, 
being persuaded that the wellare of eiur coun- 
try requires a change of men and measure*  u 
order to arrest the downward teLdencv o/"our 
national affairs. 

Or how is the foregoing to be reconciled 
with assurances like the following : — 

J. A Birkey, Esq., 
President Native American Convention, 
Pittsb«rgh, Pa. 

July 13, 1847 
• • * * My willingness to y ield to the 
wishes of *"e people at large, and to serve 
them in »" e office of the Chief Magistracy, 
shoul   they fully and unanimously place its 
we-'ghty responsibilities upon me, has bee.i 



I more than once expressed, but I am not will- 
i ing to be the candidate of any party to pledge 
Whig banner, and fight ano'her terrible beetle I myself to any political creed. * * * If 
under it only to elect a man wbo either 'elected to the Presidential Office it must be 
knows nothing of Whig principles, or who is | without any agency of my own, (it will be at 



ashamed (o avow thero. 

General Taylor has again and again refused 
to be considered a party candidate. The 
Whig party is bjund to take him at his word. 
If it supports him, it abandons principles, 
without which it ceases to be Whig. You 



variance with my mostcherished aspirations) 
and to those duties I must go untrammelled 
by party pledges of every character. 

Z. Taylor. 



To Peter Skev Smith, Philadelphia. 
(A furious Native American.) 

Baton Rouge, Jan. 30, 1848. 
If they desire such a result, they must 
may support Taylor' il you like, but do it a(lo , )t the mean s best suited, in their opinion, 



fairly. In the language of Gov. Jones of 
Tennessee—" Ground aims as Whigs and go 
over to Taylor."] 



to the consummation o'' the purpose ; and if 
they think fit to bring me before them for 
, this office, through their legislatures, mass 
! meetings or conventions, I cannot object to 



We take Gen. Taylor on his own declara- j tneir designating these bodies as whig, de- 



tions. Here is his reply to the letter appris- 
ing him of his nomination by the Native 
American Convention. It admits nothing; 
it denies nothing. Gen. Taylor says simply, 
that he is too"^ usy just then to run for the 
Presidency — but mark, he does not cut him- 
self oft from Nativist support by telling them 
boldly that he would have nothing to do with 



mocratic, or native But in being thu9 nomi- 
nated, I must insist on the condition — and 
my position on this point is immutable — that 
J shall not be brought forward by thiuas 
the candidate of their party, or cuti.tidertd 
as the exponent of their party doctrines 

In conclusion I have to repeat, that if I 
were nominated for the Presidency, by any 
body of my fellow citizens, designated by any 
name they might choose to adopt, I should 



their schemes to deprive the foreign resident esteem it an honor, and would accept such 
of a voice in the government of a counlrv he nomination; provided it had been made en- 

. . tirely independent of party considerations, 

has adopted as his own: , Z.Taylor. 

Headquarters, Army of Occupation, _ _ ' ,.,,», • 

Camp near Monterey, Mexico, To Colonel A M M.TCHKX, Cwuwgb 
V April 28lh, 1947. Baton Rouge, F eb. 12, 18JS. 

e l r 1 * * 9 * If the Mug parti/ desire, at the 

Sir,— Your letter under date of the loth of ntxt p r(s id C ntiat election, to aut their votts for me 
March has been duly received. To the inquiry (Am* must do it on their own responsibility, and 
as to whether I am disposed to accept the withuiU any pbdgesfroni me 
nomination of President of the United States, j Should I be elected to that office, I should 
if tendered to me from the Native American deem it to be my duty, and should most cer- 
Convention, I would most respectfully reply, taint; claim the right, to look to the consti- 
and with full appreciation of the kind ieel- tution and the high interests of our common 
ing which dictated the mention of my name country , and nor to the pi incipUs of a party 
in connection with the dignity and honor of , for my rules of action 

so high an office, that, even if an aspirant for And in the famous Allison letter, on the 
the Presidential effice, (which is not the case), , at th of vvhich it has been attempted to 
I could not while the country is involved in 



true .Mii^s met to confer upon the di«gr«ce^ 
ful proceedings of the Philadelphia Conven- 
tion. 

The first meeting was organised by the 
appointment of John Colby, as Chairman, but 
it was soon, found that the room in which 
they met was not large enough to hold one 
tenth of the whigs assembled. 

After appointing a Committee cf Vigilance 
whose duty was to consider what action was 
necessary under the circumstances in which 
the whig party was placed, and passing a re- 
solution of thanks to the delegate from 
Poughkeepsie, for his firmness in opposing 
the nomination, the meeting adjourned to the 
street. 

The committee appointed consisted of the 
following whigs: — John Colby, Lewis A. 
Cohen, Robert Davi9, A. Campbell, C. M. K. 
Paulisson, C. L. Sharpsteel, Matthew L. 
Davis, M. D. Borack, Richard Winthrop. 

The meeting in the street was organised by 
the appointment of Matthew L Davis as 
chairman. When the venerable old man took 
the chair, he was greeted with three tremen- 
dous cheers. 

The Poughkeepiie Blacksmith was loudly- 
called for, who made an eloquent and soul 
stirring appeal to the friends of Henry Clay, 
and announced that he was faithful among 
the faithless, and would not support the no- 
mination of the Philadelphia Convention. 
His remarks were received with great enthu- 
siasm by the thousands of true whigs around 
him, interspersed with hearty cheers for 
Clay. 

John Colby next came forward, and ad- 
dressed the Whigs in opposition to the Phila- 
delphia nomination, and on behalf of the 
Whigs of New York nominated Htnry Clay 
for President of the United States — which 
was received with tremendous applause, 
which lasted for several minutes. 

A gentleman from Georgia next addressed 
the meeting, denouncing the Philadelphia | 



to that Convention a Clay Whig, and had 
cone out of it a Clay Whig. (Tremendous 
chers.) He had only agreed to support the 
lion mat ion if his constituents approved of it. 
He ; iid the South had come there determined 
to r . n.it e General Taylor at all hazards, 
andevery delegate from the North that had 
opp.sed his nomination, had been bullied and 
brovbeaten in broad daylight and before the 
whcie Union. He had made a motion there, 
whfcli the friends of General Taylor had hiss- 
ed iown, not having the decency to hear 
whr he had to say, and quietly vote down 
his )■ iposition. It was for the Whigs of this 
Stat- to say whether they would submit to 
sucl fetation and insult. He had inquired 
of tit friends of General Taylor what he 
shotH say to his constituents when he re- 
turr o home and he was asked whether Gen. 
Tay b was in favor of the great measures 
whirh had animated them in all their strug- 
glesfor victory ? The only answer that could 
be siggested, was that he had soundly thrash- 
ed tie Mexicans. Would such an answer 
satisfy the intelligent Whigs of this great 
Stat«. It would oe an insult to their intelli- 
gence io entertain such an idea. The ques- 
tion low was, what should be done ! 

Se-eral other speakers entertained the 
meet n;r, but we did not remain to hear what 
was ti d or done. We learn, however, that 
Mr. R.^ert Davis offered the following senti- 
ments, hich were unanimously adopted, and 
fi^r liumlrp.l Whifc* 



We, the undersigned, being deeply attach- 
ed to Whig principles and measures, view 
with the deepest regret the nomination of a 
candidate for our suffrages, who is not identi- 
fied with the great fundamental principles of 
the Whig party : — a man who has stated in 
his letters that he was willing to receive the 
nomination of any party. 

Is a declaration like this sufficient, to allow 
us to confide in him the deep and long- 
cherished principles which have alway s been 
associated in our minds with the name of 
Whig ? 

What guaranty have we, as to the side on 
which, in the great political questions of the 
day, he will be found ? None. The truth is, 
availability is the groundwork upon which 
his nomination has been effected. Do we re- 
cognise or find this word in our creed. No! 
— we despise and reject it ! Therefore we 
cannot, tnd will not support General Taylor, 
as our cindidate for the Presidency ! Devo- 
tion to our principles demand that we should 
not. 

To find such men as Clay, Scott and Web- 
ster saciified in this manner, is an indignity 
we caniot tamely and quietly submit to. 
They hare labored too long and faithfully to 
be thus abandoned. 

Witheitherof these as our standard-bearer, 
we will ight ardently and (there is no ques- 
tioning it) successfully ; but with Avail- 
ability fcr our candidate, our zeal is palsied 
and our enthusiasm quenched. 

The Whig General Committee having ad- 
journed, i meeting was called in the commit- 
tee room, and in a few minntes after the 
doors were opened the room was crowded. 

Zophar Mills, Esq., was called to the 
Chair, and Daniel Godwin appointed Secre- 
tary. 

Hon. Dudley Selden was loudly called 
for, and cime forward amid tremendous ap- 
plause. 

He said that our Whig Congressmen had 
been busy for the last six months in bringing 
this sale of the Whig Party about, and in 
strong language condemned such interference. 
He said tke Convention had abandoned the 
Whig party, and every man who was a Whig 
from principle could not follow them. He, 



hered to HENRY CLAY in the late Na- 
tional Convention, held in the city of Phila- 
delphia. 

Mr. C. M Simonson then offered the fol- 
lowing resolution, which having been second- 
ed and stated by the Chair, was adopted unani- 
mously. 

Resolved, That a committee of five from 
each Ward be appointed by this meeting, for 
the purpose of obtaining signatures to a call 
for a Mass Meeting ot the Whigs of New 
York opposed to the nominations of the 
Philadelphia Convention, whereupon it was 

Resolved, That a committee of nine be ap- 
pointed by this meeting to carry into effect 
the above resolution. 

And the following gentlemen were 
pointed unanimously : 

Dudley Selden, Harvey Hart, N. Bowditch 
j Blunt, Nicholas Carroll, John C. Moore, C 
M. Simonson, James R. Wood, David Graham, 
Horace Greeley. 

On motion, the Chairman and Secretary 

were added to said committee 

Also, on motion of Mr. Bertram, it was 
Resolved, That the committee appointed 

by the " Henry Clay Club," in the early part 

of the evening, be added to the above-named 

committee. 

Mr. Latson then addressed the meeting in 
a feeling and eloquent manner, upon the 
course that should be pursued by the Whigs 
who believed that there was more than the 
mere name in the Whig Party. 

After which the meeting adjourned with 
three times three for Harry Clay, to meet 
again when the committee appointed for the 
purpose of calling a mass meeting of the 
Whigs should issue their call. 

"the flagT 

" Hai'i. down the fldg !— nil's ovei ; 

We have dor.e what men could do, 
Uubroken through adversity, 

A tried and gallant crew ; 
So n has been w'tlh Truth uud Right 

la every age and clime, 
Beaten,— home down by numbers,— 

And conquered for a lime." 

Such— when the fight was ending, 

And our bo!d -s: men turned pale: 
For the stoutest hearts had learned to fear 

Under that driving gale ; 
When our ships were drifting helplessly 

Upon the henving ti e, 
And the good Kentucky liner 

Poured in her last broadside- 
Such, were our thoughts when beaten ; 

But how else should it be 1 
False flags and foreign bottome 

Gathered from every sea, 
Freebooters of all nations 

-_lWy.il t; .-»=itrCTiTmTiF-; -^t — 

Thonlr   ;„,) ! .V r e «• ,„n'i OM „t ,1,,^ 

Fought in the old Whig Line ! 

In the rough and bitter weather. 

And the angry tempest's FroWB, 
Few Whig ships were left toge iher. 

When the dismal sun went down, 
Repairing the disasters 

Of the storm and battle's wreck ; 
But ice sin" hear distant rhcering — 

When w; listen from the deck. 

None know— so thick the night'is, 

What ships yet live, or drown ; 
And the Constitution's colors 

Are at half mast, union down : 
But the old ship heaves a rocket 

Through the darkness for a sign, 
And from the whole scattered squadron 

See the dancing signals shine ! 

For the years are rolling over, 

And the lime has come ugain ; 
,We have another fight to fight. 

Another field to w n, 
The last field — for the country; 

If bu' once more we fail: • 
Hoist your last rags of canvas, 

And trust the favoriug gale ! 

We were not always beaten ; 

Think of the times of yore ! 
Shake out the ancient ensign 

We conquered with before ! 
The Fiag of the Revolution 

Flying as first it flew : 
Up to the highest topmast ! 

Send up the Bufl'and Blue ! 

Wilh a shout— for our old Commander; 

Roll out that larboard gun, 
Signal the beat to quarters, 

There aie fields yet to be won ; 
And whether again he lead us, 

Or with olher men we strive, 
Nine cheers for Admiral Harry, 

The bravest man alive ! 



Convention for deserting the Whig Party, and j for one, w.uld not support the nomination of 



war, and while my duty calls me to take part 



make General Taylor out a whig, he says, 



in the operations against the enemy, acknow- \ (April 25, 184S,) 
ledge any ambition beyond that of bestowing 
all my best exertions towards obtaining an 
adjustment of our difficulties with Mexico. 
I have the honor to remain, de^rsir, 

Your mo.it obedient servant, 
Z. Taylor, Major Gen. U. S. A. 

To 

Writing to James W. Taylor of Cincinnati 



I confess, wh ist I have great car- 
dinal principles which will regulate my poli- 
tical life, I am not sufficiently familiar with 
all the minute details of political legislation 
to give solemn pledges to exert myself to 
carry out this or defeat that measure. I have 
no coucealment. 1 hold no opinion which I 
would not readily proclaim to ray assembled 



its great champion and defender, Henry Clay, 
and advising the Whigs of the Northern 
States to organise and oppose the election of 
Gen. Taylor. 

Horace Greeley next came forward and 
spoke for a few minutes, urging the Whigs to 
reflect well what was best to be done in the 
crisis. He said that if General Tay lor came 
out and pledged himself to support Whig 
measures, he would support him, bitter as 
the pill might be ; but if he did not do so, he 
would oppose him. He was not prepared to 
take his position until he heard from Gen. 
Taylor. He said that the Whig Committee 
had just adjourned, after having decided, by 
a very large majority, to pastpone the Ratifi- 
cation Meeting which had been called. This 
announcement was hailed with tremendous 
cheers. 

Hon John IV. Fowler next came forward, 
and said he wished to explain his course in 
the Philadelphia Convention. He had gone 



a man whese principles he did not know, and 
the nominee of a Convention that dare not 
avow the principles upon which they wished 
to elect hill. He believed that the time had 
arrived when the Freemen of the North, of 
both parties, would not submit to the insult- 
ing dictation of the South, and esp«cially the 
Whig party, for whom they had never given 
even a respectable vote. He hoped theWhigs 
would organise at once, and say to the Whigs 
of the Union that the Whigs of New York 
were Whigs still, and would support no man 
for the Presidency who was not an ultra 
Whig, and especially would they oppose the 
election of a man who was too much of a Loco 
Foco to give his adhesion to a single Whig 
rrinciple. He concluded by offering the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was unanimously 
adopted. 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Demo- 
cratic Whigs *of the City of New York be 
presented to the Delegates ef this city, and 
also to the Delegates of the State who ad- 



How it was done. 

We copy the following letter fiom the 
Tribune of Wednesday. It will give our 
Whig friends some little insight into the 
mysteries of the Convention that attempted 
to transfer the whole party:— 

In the various reports that have appeared 
of the proceedings of the Whig National 
Convention, there occur so many errors that, 
in order to give our Whig friends a full and 
clear understanding of the real state of essen- 
tial thiugs, a short explanation is necessary. 

After the organization of the Convention 
had been completed, and the resolutions were 
offered to go into a vote for candidates for 
President and Vice-President, Mr. Campbell 
of Ohio moved to amend said resolutions by 
adding the following : 

"Resolved, Tint no candidate shall be enti- 
tled to receive the nomination of this Con- 
vention for President or Vice-President, un- 
less he has given assurances that he will 
abide by and support the nomination; that 
if nominated he will accept the nomination ; 
that he will consider himself the candidate 
of the Whigs, and use all proper influence to 
bring iuto practical operation the principles 
and measures of the Whig party." 

No sooner was this resolution read, than 
an intense and angry excitement arose upon 
every hand, a dozen members striving to get 
the floor at once, and others calling to order. 
The President declared it out of order, from 
which decision Mr. Campbell appealed, and 
on that appeal was heard, amid constant in- 
terruptions, he insisting that it was strictly 
in order to define what sort ef candidates 
should be voted for. A few others took the 
same ground, declaring that they had a per- 
fect right to decide that none but sound 
Whigs should come before the Convention, 
while others again declared the resolution an 
insult to it. At length a motion was made 



to lay the appeal on the table, and carried, 
taking the resolution with it. After this 
had been done, Mr Fuller of New York suc- 
ceeded in getting the flror, and offered the 
following resolution : 

" Resolved, That as the first duty of the 
Representat.ves of the Whig party is to pre- 
serve the principles and integrity of that 
party, the claims of no candidate for nomina- 
tion can be considered by this Convention 
unless such candidate stands pledged to sup- 
port, in good faith, the nominees, and to be 
the exponent of Whig principles." 

This Resolution was, in point of fact, my 
own. I had drawn it up, as containing no- 
thing more than a fair test of good faith to 
to the Whig Cause, and to which no sound 
Whig could reasonably object. Owing to the 
want of lungs strong enough to make myself 
heard amid the din — for nothing short of 
something in imitation of a twelve-pounder 
seemed to command attention from New York 
or Ohio — I handed it over to Mr. Fuller to 
present It created more excitement still 
than that of Mr. Campbell, several of the 
Taylorites becoming nearly furious, while 
their opponents insisted that it contained 
nothing to which any Whigs should object, 
but was cut it led to unanimous sanction. Mr. 
Gentry of Tennessee rose to a question of 
order. The President declared the resolution 
out of order, Mr. Fuller appealed, and was 
heard on that appeal, declaring that the 
Convention should stand up to the Whig 
platform, and was bound to do so if its candi- 
dates were to be sustained by the party. 
Finally, amid the utmost confusion and ex- 
citement, a motion was made to lay the 
appeal on the table, and carried by the Tat- 
lor men, who thus smothered .both resolu- 
tions applying the pirty test. 

After Ceo. Taylor had been nominated, 
and some gentlemen began to express their 
high grafificaf inn, Mr. Allen of Massachu- 
setts obtained the floor, and expressed his 
opinion that by the nomination the Whig 
party had been that day dissolved ; still, he 
would make one more effort to apply the pro- 
per party test, and therefore presented the 
follow ing resolution, the reception of which 
is correctly described in the report as given 
in the United States Gazette of Saturday 
last : 

" Resolved, That the Whig party, through 
its representatives here, agrees to abide by 
the nomination of Gen. Zachary Taylor 
[cheers], on condition that he will accept 
the nomination as the candidate of the Whig 
party, and adhere to its great fundamental 
principles — No Extension of Slave Terri- 
tory [great sensation], no acquisition of for- 
eign territory by conquest [hisses and cheers, 
order, order, sit down, hear him], Protection 
to American Industry [tremendous cheers, 
order, rap, rap, knock, sit down, go on], and 
Opposition to Executive Patronage [cheers 
and ilss**j. Mr. Chairman, I — [rap, rap, 
order, rap, order, whack, bang, order]." 

Ihe President immediately declared the 
gentleman out of order, although, amid the 
confusion, neither he or anybody else had 
heard his resolution out, or seen the ultimate 
end which it aimed to reach, and no farther 
notice was taken of it. 

When the nomination of a Vice-President 
had been made, Mr. McCullough of New 
Jersey offered this resolution, and moved 
I it be unanimously adopted : 

• Resolved, That Gen. Zachary Taylor, 
and Hon. Millard Fillmore, of New York, 
be, and they hereby, unanimously nominated 
by this Convention as the Whig candidates 
for the office of President and Vice-President 
of the I'nited States " 

A member immediately moved to separate 
the resoljtion, upon which farther excite- 
ment arose ; it soon became manifest that 
little unanimity could be expected, and in 
the meantime Mr Tilden of Ohio presented 
the following, upon the adoption of which he 
said the vote of that State would depend : 

" Resolved, That while all power is denied 
to Congress under the Constitution to control 
or in any way inteifere with the institution 
of Slavery in the several States of this Union, 
it nevertheless has the power, and it is the 
duty of Congress, to prohibit the introduc- 
tion or existence of Slavery in any territory 
now possessed, rr which may hereafter be 
acquired by the United States." 

This created a more angry excitement than 
either of the resolutions previously offered, 
in the midst of which Mr. Brown of Pennsyl- 
vania moved to lay it on the table, which was 
carried. 

Probably fearing the introduction of more 
resolutions, and seeing clearly the opposition 
that remained, Mr McCullough next con- 
sented to have his own resolution of concur- 
rence lie on the table. As a last definite 
movement, Mr. Hilliard of Alabama intro- 
duced a resolution endorsing the doctrines of 
Gen. Taylor's letter to Capt. Allison; but as 
this also enctmntered opposition, he soon 
withdrew it, and thus the Convention ad- 
journed without passing any resolutions hav- 
ing reference to Whig principles, the issues 
belore the country, or of concurrence in the 
nomination*. 

In conclusion, I offer no comments of my 
own — my only object in addressing you thus 
being to present these essential facts con- 
nected together before the Whigs and the 
People, who have a right to know them, that 
they may, from a fair view of the premises, 
be enabled to judge advisedly in reference to 
the course taken and the result. 
Yours truly, &c, 

Isaac Platt, 
Delegate for ^th Dist. N. Y. 

Qry- Two things are settled by this nomi- 
nation — the Whigs have made choice of a 
very strong and popularcandidate, and placed 
the Presidency forertr out of the reach of 
Henry Clay, by cutting off his last hope 
and his last chance together. His friends — 
and never man had more, or stronger, or 
more ardent friends than Clay — must now 
give him up, hard as it is for them to do so. 
— Jllbany Express. 

Must they i Two words to that. Or if 
we must, what clique of politicians, what 
pretended Whig Convention, have a right to 
sell us, body and soul, to Major General 
Availability? Are we to be chained to a 
conqueror's chariot, and in the character of 
Whigs swell the triumph of a man who re- 
fuses to endorse one of the measures of public 
policy for which Whigs have battled ? We 
shall see. 



$l)at S ame (Dlft Coon. 

Nf w York, June IS. 184S. 



Proceedings of the Meeting in the 
Park. 

(JO- Ad edition of THAT SAME OLD 
COOX will be issued to-morrow morning, 
containing the Proceedings of the Whig 
Meeting in the Park this evening. 

A Word from That Same Old Coon. 

There are lour pretended Whig journals in 
this city, e^ch of which has given to the 
Whig pubic volumes of very readable cant 
about Whig principles. Until within six 
months all ol them have professed to regard 
Henry Clay as, cot only the champion of the 
Whig doctrine, but as the first man to es- 
tablish, fortify 'and defend an organized op- 
position to the headlong legislation, the 
corruption, extravagance and recklessness of 
Loco Focoism. In him there was strength. 
He was their leader, their father ; their 



-" liveliest pledge 



Of hope in fears and dangers, heard so oft, 
In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge, 
Of battle when it raged, in all assaults 
Their surest signal !" 

There was that in him to dignify a politi- 
cal struggle, and make it something more 
thau a mere scramble for power and spoils — 
there were distinctive features of national 
policy with which he was so closely identi- 
fied, that a struggle in which he was not the 
leader ceased to be Whig, became at once 
divested of every principle and degener- 
ated into a mere contest tor public plun- 
der. We say this calmly and weighing 
what we say, and we defy the sturdiest 
Whig (!) clamorer for Taylor, the no-policy 
man, to deny it. 

Sometime before the nomination one of 
these journals of which we speak, the 
Courier, abandoned Clay. Judas, its master, 
who sold himself years before (and a dear 
bargain it was for those who bought) for 
52,000 pieces of silver, hankered again after 
the flesh pots, and went over to the available, 
no-party candidate, Gen. Taylor. We may 
as well observe here that this same Judas, 
wept and raved and cursed in the fall ot 
1830, because Mr. Clay, whom he helped to 
betray in 1848, was not nominated by the 
Harrisburgh Convention. But we will un- 
ravel this Webb of iniquity at our leisure. 

Another of these journals tiied haid to 
divide the opinion of the Whig parly of New 
York, by publishing letters in favor of an- 
other cadidate — a great man against whom 
we have nothing to say. - 

A third gave a feeble expression to the 
unanimous sentiment of the Whigs of New 
York in favor of Mr. Clay. All these three 
papers have now the Taylor flag thing at 
their editorial heads', and are trying their best 
to make Gen. Taylor out a Whig, and their 
candidate, in impudent defiance of his own 
solemn declarations to the contrary (See 
our first page — the Taylor letter?.) 

The fourth fought manfully aid boldly for 
the nomination of Mr. Clay, and was the 
honest exponent of the Whig sentiment cf 
this state. But where is the Tribune now, 
and what is its position towards the Whig 
party, the great majority of which loathe, 
execrate, condemn and reject the blackleg 
swindle perpetrated by the Philadelphia Con- 
vention ? It says pause consider ! Pause ! 
when every principle which has bound us to- 
gether through years of adversity and gloom 
has been abandoned! Consider! when our 
great champions have been trampled under 
the heel of a military boot ! Reflect upon 
the wisest course to puisue ! when there arebut 
two courses before us and boih plain enough 
— the one marked out for us meekly to walk 
in by Southern bullies — the other to put our 
backs against the wall and fight in defence of 
our principles and their long tried, faithful 
advocates and defenders ! 

The Whigs of New York do not hesitate in 
their choice ; but. where is the Wh'g paper 
which tells the world of thi fire which animatt s 
their bosoms, of their resolution to be true to 
their principles, of their determination to 
have nothing to do with non-committal avail- 
ability.' There is not one. They are either 
tinging the praises of availability, or have 
hung their harps on the willows. 

It is time then for " That Same Old 
Coon" to show his teeth ; it is time for him 
to give expression to the deep detestation 
Which the Whigs of New York feel for the 
authors of that f.tupondous piece of treachery, 
consummated in Philadelphia, by which the 
Whig* of the Union have been cheated of 
lh?it chosen leader ; by which their fondest 
Dopes have been blasted almost on the eve erf 
fruition, and the great Whig party auaio para- 
lyzed and prostrated in the dust. 

For this purpose ar.d for no other That 
So ne Old Coon is out, and he will stay out 
until all bastard coons are driven into their 
boles, and buried, beyond the possibility of 
resurrection. The Old Coon, a'btit with a 
tear in his eye, greets his brethren and wags 
bis tail in token of fellowship. 



A Whig (!) Candidate. 

One of the Delegates from Maine inquired 
of Mr. Conrad, of Louisiana, what General 
Taylor's opinions were on the extension of 
the territory of the United States; to which 
Mr. Conrad replied that the Convention knew 
at much at he did about Gen. Taylor's prin- 
ciples. He did not pretend to know what 
hit particular sentiments were on any sub- 
feet, but he knew he was a good Whig.— 
How could Mr. Conrad know that General 
Taylor was a good Whig, when he declared 
that he knew no more cf Gen. Taylor's poli- 
tics than any other member of the Conven- 
tion ? Must the Whigs put up the man they 
ivppose to be the most popular and run the 
chances of bis being a Whig ! Is this kind of 
biish-fighting — this sneaking away from every 
principle, woithy the chaiac^er of the great 
Whig party ? 



Henry Clay. 

But a few months since Henry Clay was 
the honored guest of the City of New York. 
His coming was announced, and the hearts of 
our citizens thrilled with joy. He came, and 
youth and age, the rich and the poor poured 
forth to swell the fhout of welcome that greet- 
ed him. Even the sick and the infirm crept 
out to look upon the face of that man, towards 
whom the i.earts of hundreds of thousands 
turned, animated by one impulse of love and 
reverence. Who can forget that reception ? 
He was fresh from no blood stained fields ; 
he had won no victories, amid the hail of ar- 
tillery and the clash of swords. There were 
no blood red laurels bound around his brow. 
He had nothing to give in exchange for these 
tributes of honor and admiration. But a city 
raised its myriad hands, and a hundred thou- 
sand voices cried Welcome to Harry Clay 
Who is the man that thus stirred to its 
deepest depth the public heart? Who is he 
whose presence makes a grand holiday in the 
greatest city of America ? Why were ban- 
ners thrown out, and why did crowd press 
upon crowd, and voices lift themselves one 
upon another until the walls of heaven sent 
back the shout J 

The boy let loose from the public school, 
and measuring with feverish impatience the 
distance yet to be overcome by his little feet, 
would answer as he swept by, it is Henry 
Clay ! And that name, wherever mentioned, 
however feebly whispered, lights up as with 
an electric flash, a glorious page in the hist- ry 
of the Republic, the page which records the 
life and the services, the devotion and the 
patriotism of the man who bears it. 

•' Ever faithful and ever true!" Faithful 
not to a mere party, true, not to a selfish im- 
pulse, — seeking neither office nor fame, but 
faithful and true to the great mission of his 
lie — God-ordained Statesman and Patriot ! is 
it strange that the heart of the nation sh. uld 
shout tumultuously at the mention of thy 
name, or that now, in thy retirement, it yearns 
towards thee as towards a father in whose 
love there is protection; and in whose wisdom 
there i strei gth ! 

Let it be engraven in the annals of the Re- 
public, and let the letters burn and glow, 
when time serving sycophants, and trtacher- 
o is friends and the whole crew of spoilsmen 
.tid waiters on place have sunk beneath the 
mire in which they wallowed, into utter obli- 
'v.on, that the man of principle, though 
deserted and set aside, embodied the great- 
ness and the purity of his time, and that not 
from his glory does it detract, that Irom him 
was witheld by treachery and fraud, the last 
] honor which a grateful people could pay. Let 
; the record tell this ; and for him, — let his 
monumeut be his name, which will live for- 
■ ever. 

Clay Whigs vs. General Taylor. 

The friends of Henry Clay have been dt- 
oounced as factionists and disorganizers, by 
those who love the perspective spoils better 
than the principles they pretended to advc- 

. rate. It has been said by these foul-mouthed 
slanderers, that the friend* of Henry Clay 
went into that Convention to " rule or ruin 
the Party." It is hardly necessary to reply 
to this attempt to place up our shoulders the 
very game they themsetres played in that 
body, but we will just call to their recollec- 

I tion, a portion of one of their hero's letters, 
dated as late as April 20th, IS 18, addressed to 

' the editors of the Richmond Republican. 
He says there distinctly and positivt ly " I 
DO NOT DESIGN TO vVlTHDKAW MY 
NAME SHOULD MR. CLAY BE THE 
NOMINEE OF THE WHIG CONVEN- 
TION !" and that any statement at variance 
with this was false, and not based upon any 
remark of his either oral or written If Gen. 
Taylor were a Whig of the most unquestion- 
able character, with this pronunciamento 
staring uS in the face we do not see how any 
friend of Henry Clay could support him. 

A man who has told them that they must 
either nominate him or he would defeat their 
candidate, instead of being nominated by the 
Convention, should have received the scorn 
of every Whig in the Union. 

| Have the Clay Whigs not good reason for 
opposii g the election of Gen. Taylor, without 
sa\ ing a word about his politics? 

. he whole position of the Clay Whigs and 
the nomination, ma\ be stated in a word. The 
Clay men went into Convention willing to 
abide by its decision, provided that decision 
was in accordance with its just authority. 

1 Namely, the nomination of a true Whig 
ivho would abide by the dtcision of the Con- 
vention, whoiver he might be. What moie 
could be asked ol Whigs ? 

While they honestly believed that Mr. Clay 
was the most available and suitable Candidate, 
they nevertheless recognized the right of the 

j Convention to nominate any other Whig, and 
considered themselves in honor bound to 
support his election. The name of a Can- 
didate was brought before that body unknown 
to the Whig party, and who was already in 
the field as the Candidate of various factions, 
and who gave fair notice that he would not 

I abide by their decision, and that he did not 

1 design to withdraw his name should Mr. Clay 

I be nominated. 

Under these circumstances we think the 
I Clay Whigs have acted with remarkable 
| moderation. But we do not believe that any 
j honest Whig will vote for General Taylor, 
though they do dot array themselves directly 
against him. They will not be bullied into 
the support of a Candidate who acknowledges 
no right in their Convention, and who has no 
political feeling in common with themselves. 

Those who call upon the Clay Whigs to 
support General Taylor as the regular and 
fairly nominated Candidate of the party, for- 
get that they are addressing men who think 
for themselves, and whose good pleasure it is 
to resent the iusult which has been offered 
them by the Philadelphia Convention. 

{JO- Teetotalers hold " moderate tempe- 
rance men" in abhorance. They don't know 
the n. How should Whigs hold a " moderate 
Whig;" 



Gen. Taylor's Whiggery. 

If a man were to say to us that he was a 
Christian, but had never read the Bible or 
had time to attend the " stated preachine of 
the gospel," no man in his sound mind would 
pay any attention to the assertion at all, or i( 
he did, it would only be to pronounce him an 
imposter by his own showing. But, strange^ 
as it may seem, General Taylor's claims to 
be a Whig rest on precisely the same basis. 

General Taylor tells us, in one of hi* let- 
ters, that he is a moderate Whig, while Uj 
another he tells us that forty years of his life 
have been spent in the tented field, and that 
he has not had the time nor the inclinatiot 
to pay any attention to the great politica 
questions of the day. 

How the old gentleman made the discover,* 
that he was a Whig under these circum- 
stances, is beyond our comprehension. W( 
have always supposed that the rtason wh r 
we were called Whigs was because we be 
lieved in ami advocated certain measurf 
and principle*, as essential to the prosperity' 
and welfare of our common country, and bi- 
cause we opposed others as improper aid 
dangerous. This is the way in which v* 
always supposed i nun's politics to be teste*. 

General Taylor is, however, not a Whig  f 
that kind. He is a sort of a Whig by natue 
— a Whig during the election — but when tie 
principles of the party come before himfo 
be passed upon, why, then he will look than 
over, and if he likes them he will support 
them ; if, on the other hand, he should cope 
to the conclusion that they are not ortho- 
dox, he will oppose them. 

Such is the nominee of the Whig Cotivet- 
tion at Philadelphia, whom we are conjur'd 
to support for the Presidency, by all our fe*s 
and terrors of Locofocoism. What the effert 
of these appeals will be, will soon be male 
inanifi st, so far as the Whigs of New Yo k 
are concerned. The men who have attempt- 
ed to sacrifice a great and patriotic party 'ii 
the altar ef what thev supposed to be Avail- 
ability, will be taught a lesson that will rot 
soon be forgotten. We nominated and elect- 
ed a man many years ago without exactly 
knowing what his principles were, and ve 
found, t~  our shame, that he was — Jo, N 
Tyler.' If oftice-seekera and wire-pulhts 
have forgotten this dark page in our history, 
we can assure them that those on whom they 
depend for votes, now have this event t»o 
deeply and painfully engraved upon thiir 
recollections to be caught in the same tr»p 
again. 

Lafayette Hal'. 

We have heard a good deal said pro aid 
con. in reference to the meeting which vras 
held at the above place on Friday nighl of 
last week. 

Those who have deserted the Whig caise, 
and gone over to the no party ca'oii lat.-. ie- 
nounce the Clay men as disorganizers, foi 
having interfered with the cut and dried pro- 
ceedings of the meeting — namely, the rati- 
fication of the nomination of General T.viior 

l( tne meet ini^ had ueen vm. _ : j . , 
meeting, we should agree with them* and 
denounce those who disturbed their rneet- 
ing ; but the fact is, it was called as a V.'iin. 
Ratification Meeting. Uuder these cirt»m- 
stances it was not only the privilege oi the 
Clay men, who honestly believed that the 
Whig principles had been abandoned by the 
nomination, but also their bounden duty, to 
be present and oppose its ratification. It 
speaks well for the Whigs that they did so. 

Suppose the Whigs had not been present 
to oppose this ratification, what would have 
been the result ? The mongrel collection 
gathered there, composed of the fag-ends of 
all parties, would have unanimously ratified 
the nomination, and it would have been 
heralded forth in the papers of the next 
morning as a Whig Ratification, when not 
one Whig out of a thousand approves the 
nomination, and when fully two-thiris of 
the party can neither be coaxed or driven 
into supporting it. When the name of Whig 
is brought into public meetings, thosj who 
love that name will be there to see that it is 
not abused. 

Hereafter, when the Taylor men wish to 
have a meeting without being annoyed, let 
them call a Taylor meeting, and we will 
guarantee that the Whigs of New Yotk will 
go where they can find better company. 



John C. Calhoun. 

Sam Houston, in his speech at the Hunker 
meeting, stated that if General Taylor was 
elei-ted President, John C. Calhoun would be 
his right hand man. We do not know upon 
what authority the United States Senator 
from the great State of Texas made jhis as- 

| sertiou, but are bound to believe J^iat he 
must have had some foundation for th' state- 

| nient. 

In one of General Taylor's letters, he speaks 
! highly of the " virtues of the head and heart" 
of the great Nullifier. 

There is another little circumstance con- 
nected with this matter. General Cass, the 
Democratic nominee, wrote and published a 
letter giving the South the fullest as«urance 
of his loyalty to their " peculiar institutions." 
j After all this, however, we find South Ca- 
I rolina, almost to a man, supporting General 
Taylor .' Straws sometimes show wh.ch waj 
the wind blows. 



David Graham, Esq. 

We have been asked the question by many 
Whigs, " Will David Graham support Gen- 
eral Taylor ?" Without having heard him 
say so, we answer, " No !" He has always 
been a Whig from principle, and it would be 
doing him great injustice to suppose that he 
only was a Whig for victory without princi- 
ples. Those who reckon Mr. Graham as a 
part of the commodity sold at Philadelphia, 
mistake the man. We have no doubt that, 
as soon as an opportunity presents itself, he 
will define his position with great damage to 
the mongrel ticket which the Courier says 
all honorable Whigs must support. 



A sound National Currency, regulated by 
the will and authority of the Nation. 

An adequate Revenue, with a fair protec- 
tion to American Industry. 

Just restraints to the Executive Power. 

A faithful Administration of the Public 
Domain, with an equitable distribution of 
the prooeeds of the sales of it, among the 
States. » 

An Honest and Economical Administration 
of the Government, leaving Public Officers 
perfect freedom of thought, and of the right 
of sufTrage ; but with suitable restraints 
against improper interference in elections. 

An amendment of the constitution, limiting 
the incumbent of the Presidential Office to a 
single term. 

Slavery as the constitution recognises and 
protects it ; but no extension over soil now- 
free from its blight — no forging of fetters in 
the name of American Liberty. 

Here is the Whig creed — the platform 
upon which the great Whig party stands. 

Is Zachary Taylor pledged to these prin- 
ciples ? 

Is there a man in these United States 
authorized to put the name of Zachary Tay- 
lor to this pledge ? 

If no — by what right has he been put for- 
ward as the Whig candidate for the Presi- 
dency ? What right had he in a Whig Con- 
vention at all? He is either for or against 
us. He cannot serve the mammon of Loco 
Focoism, the devil of Nativism, and be at the 
same time a good and true Whig. 

It is time lor the Whigs of the Union — the 
Whigs for principle ■and not for spoils, to ask 
of themselves where they stand — when a man 
is thrust on them, by a nest of traitors, who 
cannot be relied upon to carry out a single 
measure of Whig policy. If we have no 
principles warth fighting for, let us break up 
and scatter ; but in the name of common de- 
cency do not let us become a political bawd — 
in the market and for the use of the man who 
can pay the highest price. 

Hon. Millard Fillmore. 

It was with deep and unfeigned regret that 
the Whigs of New York heard of the nomi- 
nation of Millard Fillmore as tne Taylor can- 
didate for the Vice Presidency. We had 
hoped that no man who had ever been honor- 
ably connected with the Whig party, would 
allow himself to be made the instrument of 
disorganizers, to drive the Whigs of this 
State into the support of General Taylor for 
the Presidency. We know very well, that 
the name of Millard Fillmore cannot save the 
State for the Taylor men. But we are sorry 
to lose good men, whom w« r «'.e respected 
and admired. 

We have, however, not seen Mr. Fill- 
more's acceptance of this nomination; and 
we would fain hope, for the honor of our 
State, that he will decline the miserable 
bribe to desert his party. Should he do so, 
he would be the most popular man in this 
.State, without a single exception. 



OCJ- Since the Philadelphia nomination of 
Gen. Taylor his letters have been revised to 
make them more palatable, if possible, to the 
yfhigv. With what success let the result 

Writing to » - ft i' n e l « ti ,» u In Low* nn. 
der daft of April 13th, the General says : 

" I now coiisiiW myself in the hands of 
the People — a poktiun of whom, at least, 
have placed my name before the country for 
the office in question, and who alana are au- 
thorized to withdraw it from th«i canvass; 
which they ought to do, provided they 
can fix on any other who would be more 
available, and better qualified to se»ve 
them, and cast thier votes »or him at 
the proper time. And should they suc- 
ceed in electing him, I shall neither be dis- 
appointed nor mortified at the result ; on 
the contrary, if ht is honest, truthful, and 
patriotic, 1 will rejoice at the same." 

Now mark this — his first nomination came 
from the last end of Nativeism, just as it was 
fagging out. A little man named Folsom, 
who was smuggled into the State Senate by 
the Natives, just as his head was going under 
water for the last time, caught hold of Gen. 
Taylor, and nominated him in this city. — 
Then, a year ago, a Locofoco convention as- 
sembled at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, nomi- 
nated him formally and unequivocally. — 
Meantime, the rag-tag and bob-tail of all 
parties— the outcasts of all — took hold of 
him. This is the *' portiun" of the people to 
whom General Taylor refers in the extract 
we have quoted above. Is it fitting that the 
great Whig party of the United States should 
be found in such company ? We have time, 
brother Whigs, not only to think, but act. 



OCJ- After the result of the election in 1344 
was known, the Whigs of the Union asked 
only for the time to roll round, that they 
might fight the battle over again with the 
same man. During these four years how 
have events confirmed the sagacity of that 
man. How much stonger has he grown, how 
have his enemies ceased to hate and turned to 
love him! And with his own party, the 
party which was born of him, and which he 
warmed into life and vigor — how have they 
grown unto him, until at last separation from 
Henry Clay is equivalent to separation from 
our cherished principles! Shall it be said 
that he nourished a viper on his manly bosom, 
and that it turned and stung him ? 



GO- If Taylor is elected, Fuller of the 
Mirror — a little four-by-nine whity-washy 
sheet that was first started by Willis as a 
milliner's gazette, but failing to receive the 
support of that intelligent and useful class, 
passed into Fuller's hands, and came out for 
Taylor — Fuller's reward will be a tide- 
waiter's office in the Customs. But what 
shall be the reward of Webb's treason? He 
wanted the Collectorship under Harrison — 
what shall he have under Taylor ? Suppose 
we say Bouek's place in the Sub-Treasury. 
Webb has always been an admirable finan- 
cier, as every Wall-street bank notary knows. 
Give him the Sub-Treasury. 

OCT* " I am a moderate Whig," says Gen- 
eral Taylor. Suppose a man were to say, 
" I am a moderate Presbyterian," would they 
be apt to take him into the Church and make 
a deacon of him ? 



Let every Whig, who believes this paper 
to express the sentiments of the mass of the 
party, take the necessary means to send 
copies of it to all their Whig friends through- 
out the country. Much may be done in this 
matter yet, if prompt and vigorous action be 
had by the Whigs of this city. Let the 
Whigs of the Union know tha' the Whigs 
of New York are Whigs still. 

"A Whig Standard Bearer!" 

The following is from the Courier : — 
'* The nomination once made — the selec- 
tion of a Whig standard-bearer once having 
been determined upon by the duly-authorised 
representatives of the Whig party of the 
whole Union — it becomes the imperative 
duty of all to submit in silence to the deter- 
mination of the National Convention, and 
unite in the support of its nominee. Of this 
there can be no doubt among honest and 
honorable men ; and we call upon all such 
to inculcate upon all with whom they have 
influence the duty which they owe to Whig 
principles in this regard." 

A Whig standard bearer! Unparalleled 
impudence! General Taylor himself would 
spit in Webb's face for calling him such. He 
has solemnly refused to be the standard 
bearer of any party. He his refused to re- 
cognise any convention, and deliberately ex- 
pressed his determination to run whether Mr. 
Clay was a candidate or not. 

He has pledged himself to no principle, 
known to the Whig creed, and the pretended 
Whig Convention which nominated him did 
not dare to put forth the established articles 
of the Whig faith. What Whig is bound to 
obey the fiat of a treacherous convocation, 
who rode over and trampled down every re- 
cognized Whig, to nominate a man who re- 
fused to abide by the decision of that or any 
other Convention ? Does the knave of the 
Courier fancy that he is dealing with fools, 
who cannot see day-break ? Day has broken 
on the Whig vision, and they see themselves 
put up at the drum-head and sold to a mere 
military chieftain, who has nothing in com- 
mon with them or their principles. The 
Courier man does not dare to look any honest 
Whig in the face and talk to him of alle- 
giance .' He knows that such an insult, 
would bring instant punishment. Talk to us 
of duty, you twice bought and sold scoundrel ! 
Talk to us of allegiance to Whig principles, 
yourself a double dyed and damned traitor! 

A Traitor. 

OCf- The Buffalo Commercial thus eulo- 
gizes the work of the Philadelphia Conven- 
tion : 

"The almost unanimous first feeling of the 
Whigs of New-York was in favor of the 
great Statesman of the West, Henry Clay : 
but all these have been sacrificed — nobly 
sacrificed, in the wisdom of the National 
Council — upon the altar of patriotism and of 
the country's good." 

— Considering that the Editor of the Com- 
mercial was himself a Delegate to that Con- 
vention, elected with Clayism on his lips 
and treachery in his heart — and that he did 
everything in his power to defeat Clay from 
the moment of leaving Buffalo until the work 
was done — we think he should have been 
spared such an ironical compliment in his 
own columns. — Tribune. 

H ere Henry Clay all that was "sacrific- 
ed" by this nomination, we should not op- 
pose it, much as we love the man, but with 
him has been sacrificed every Principle of the 
Whig party. We hope never to so far forget 
our own self respect as to be a party, to any 
such "Noble sacrifice upon the altar, of 
Patriotism." 



No Ratification yet, Boys! 

The Whig General Committee, moving in 
tho usual routine, issued the call for the Rati- 
fication Meeting. The same Committee is- 
tued a second announcement revoking that 
call and postponing the meeting "until furth- 
er notice," No, boys, no ratification yet. 
We are not quite ready to abandon Clay, put 
our feet on Webster, spit in the face of Mc 
Clean, Marcy Scot', and slip on the cotton 
and worsted epaulettes which General Taylor, 
will deal rnt to his drill sergeants of the Whig 
army, when he can get them to take service 
under his no-party, and no-principle banner. 

General Conventions-— Are general 
humbugs cheating those who trust in them. 
The strong Whig States represented in the 
Philadelphia Convention were all opposed to 
the nomination of Taylor, while States which 
never have and never will give a Whig majori- 
ty, not even if an Angel ol light were the 
Candidate, compelled the nomination of Tay- 
lor. Much good may it do them, but we warn 
them not to look to the old Whig line for 
support when the battle is raging. The only 
way for those States to do, which can be re- 
lied on by the Whigs, is to agree through the 
State Committees on the Candidate to be sup- 
ported for President. If the Whigs of such a 
State as Maine, choose to'suppport that Candi- 
date, very wrll, — if not there is no harm done. 
But States that only make mischief in our 
own ranks before the fight, and do us no good 
when the enemy are upon us — have no right 
to a voice in our councils. 

It is not too late even now to rebuke the 
treason and repair the mischief of the Phila- 
delphia Convention. Let the General State 
Committees, in all our strong holds have a 
conference and agree upon a Whig candidate 
— then up with an electoral ticket and go into 
the fight. If we are defeated we save our 
honor, and the existance of the Whig party 
—both of which will be inevitably lost, If 
Taylor is elected. Let the Whigs think of 
this. If they are but true and firm in this 
crisis, all will be well. 



An Awkward Question. 

Will the Philadelphia swindlers, their 
aiders and - bettors, tell us when they last 
heard from Vtrmont, Massachusetts, Rhode 
Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, 
Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee — and what 
the prospects are in thest «everal States for 
a Whig ratification of the ™ min,ition of 
General Taylor ? Come, let hk have the 
latest news. If General Taylor is a *'hig, it 
is time the Whigs acknow ledged the not) Ra- 
tion. We tell the knaves who have beti aye-' 
their trust, that the Whig party will bring 
them to a terrible account, and the day of 
settlement is only a little way off. There is 
not a man of them who will not be driven 
from our ranks. 



Their Strong Argument, 

It is highly amusing to see the Taylor men 
trying to make out that they are good Whigs. 
They say, " Do you suppose that a Whig 
Convention would nominate any man who 
was not a Whig?" The answer will be 
found in the columns of this paper. 

Suppose that we were to change the posi- 
tion, and ask them, " Do you suppose that the 
Whig party would elect a man who was not 
a Whig ?" And yet we did elect John Tyler, 
and he was net a Whig. We were betrayed 
once — that was our misfortune ; if it happens 
again, there can be no excuse for us. 

A Warning. 

We are informod that an attempt will be 
made to ratfy the nomination of the Phila- 
delphia Convention by a pretended gather- 
ing of Whigs. We call upon all true Whigs 
to keep their eyes open, and nip in the bud 
this second edition of the Philadelphia swin- 
dle. Spot the rascals— and if they persist, 
neck them. 



Think or It.— Suppose that Taylor is 
elected by Whig votes ? Where is the Whig 
party then ? What ground does it stand 
upon ? Gen. Taylor is free, free as the un- 
chained winds, unpledged to a single Whig 
principle — if committed at all, first commit- 
ted to those who first nominated him, and 
they, God and the people know, were not 
Whigs. What claims have we upon him? 
What right to a voice in his councils. How 
can we claim that he should apply our reme- 
dies to governmental ills ? We ask every 
Whig to consider, if it is worth while to en- 
gage in a struggle that must be fruitless of all 
results to the Whig party. " Do men gather 
grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles ?" 

OtJ- In the play of Richelieu, the king asks 
a newly made minister, who for a moment 
displaced the great Richelieu, his opinion on 
state matters ot imminent importance. To 
every question the ambitious fool could an- 
swer nothing but " pause," " co nsidi jr," 
This is the only advice the " Tribune" haa"to 
give to the Whig party, in a crisis, when a 
single moment's delay may be fatal to the 
honor and the life of the party. We answer 
without fear the great question which trea- 
son has forced upon us. Whigs be true to 
your principles, and stand by them. Men 
die, but principles are eternal. 

QC - If in any pretended Whig meeting, 
where Taylor is cheered, there be one true 
Whig, we ask hrm to propose three groans 
for John Tyler, and see how the proposition 
is received ? Did we not say when John Ty- 
ler betrayed us, that we would be wise in fu- 
ture ? And shall not the experience of the 
past be the Jcounsellor of the future' Re- 
member that Taylor is entirely unpledged to 
us — Tyler was, Tyler was a traitor, but who 
can accuse Taylor of being so if he comes out 
» flat footed Loco Foco, the day after his 
noii. : *iation ? 

Ha ! Hai Ha .—General Taylor, writing 
from Baton Rou s - . under date of May 13th, 

says : — 

" None but the kindest feelings exist be- 
tween Mr. Clay and myself, and he is well 
aware, should he be nominated and elected, 
such a result will cause to me no mortifica- 
tion or ill-feeling, but rather pleasure and 
congratulation." 

And this in the face of his solemn declara- 
tion to the editors of the Richmond paper, 
(see outside) that he would not withdraw — 
that he would run although Mr- Clay was a 
candidate. If this sort of humbug and im- 
posture is successfully crammed dowu Whig 
throats, " iet the devil laugh, I'll wear a suit 
of sable." 



(JCJr James Watson Webb, in his usual dic- 
tatorial manner, told the Whigs to disregard 
the call of the New York delegates to their 
constituents to assemble and hear their re- 
port. We are not surprised that the Taylor 
men are uwilling to have shown up to pub- 
lic view the violence and the bullyism which 
were exhibited by the Taylor men in the 
Convention, to procure his nomination. But 
let the truth como out — let the world know 
what an act of treason and rascality was per- 
petrated in the name of the Whigs. 

The Tribune says "that the best of 
screws will not always hold." True enough. 
We shall see whether the best of screws will 
hold long enough to force the Whig party 
into the support of Taylor. 



fjCJ- A woman who receives an_ insulting 
overture, is generally supposed to be willing 
to accept it. She is willing to sell her virtue, 
and has given indications of that willingness. 
Has the Whig party thrown out the signal 
of prostitution ? On no other supposition 
can the action of the Philadelphia Conven- 
tion be justified. Whigs, is it so? Are we 
ready to barter our integrity and our princi- 
ples for a short-lived hour of pleasure, and 
the hope of spoils .' Rebuke the insult. 

OCT" Just imagine the test applied to a man 
seeking admission to a church. 

Question. — Are you a Christian ? 

Answer.— Yes, but I am not an " ultra" 
Christian. 

Question. — What do you mean ? 

Answer. — I decline to give any pledges. If 
I am admitted to the church, it must be with- 
out giving pledges of any kind. 

Is there a church which wants a member 
of this kind ? Does the Whig party want 
such a leader ! 



A Sign. — All over the country, the enemy 
call the Philadelphia Convention, the " Avail- 
able Convention .'" Must we take the name ? 
are we an available party, to be bought and 

so'd ? 



Young Men's Whig Committee 

The General Committee of Democratic 
Whig Young Men, met on Tuesday evening, 
and a seriei of resolutions were offered, the 
first three of which only received the unani- 
mous assent o( the Committee. We submit 
them to the Whig reader: 

1. Resolved, That the Committee view 
with deep regret the course pursued by the 
National Convention at Philadelphia. We 
regret that any Whig Convention should feel 
it to be their dutv to sacrifice that time hon- 
ored statesman, HENRY CLAY. We can- 
not, do not believe there was any necessity 
for such sacrifice, and are firmly of opinion 
that ouf honor would have been better pre- 
served, and our prospects more reliable, had 
we placed before the people the man who, 
above all others, possesses the hearts of the 
nation. 

2. Resolved, That we point with pride to 
the action of the Delegates from the State of 
New York, and to the votes of the Represen- 
tatives of our City. They were true to the 
last. The honor of our State and City was 
preserved : would we couid say as much for 
the State of Kentucky ! 

3. Resolved, That the action of the Whig 
General Committee of last night, postponing 
the meeting of ratification, meets with oui 
decided approval. A decent time should 
be allowed to bury early hopes and long-tried 
affections. 

These were adopted unanimously. The 
availability gentlemen thinking that they 
had buried the dead decently, and with a suf- 
ficient manifestation of regrets and tears, 
then attempted to put on their new love in as 
gracious a manner as possible. Here is the 
tender declaration of attachment to General 
Taylor, who has never pretended to any at- 
tachment for them. It is contained in reso- 
lutions 4, 9, and 6 of the series, which are as 
follows : 

4. Resolved, That while we thus express 
what the Union knows, that Henry Clay 
was our whole choice for the highest otfice in 
the gift of the people, we have yet a duty to 
perform to our country and the great Whig 
party of the country ; and we earnestly be- 
seech the Whig Young Men of New York to 
stand true to the flag of the party — never to 
desert it— never to surrender — but add ano- 
ther to the many sacrifices they have made, 
and support the nomination of the Whig 
Convention at all hazards and under all cir- 
cumstances—satisfied, too, that our success 
in the Fall campaign will more gratify the 
Patriarch of the Whig party than his own ele- 
vation. 

5. Resolved, That Gen. Taylor deserve the 
confidence of the whole People, and we be- 
lieve he has it, as the gallant officer and the 
honest man, who has borne his country's flag 
with glory upon a foreign soil, and has re- 
turced home crowned with success, without 
any Pillows to support him — and we will 
rally around him and sustain him, though 
we honestly and sincerely preferred anot- 
ther. 

i 6. Resolved, That as all our hopes of the 
pernancy of our Government, of our prospe- 
rity as a nation, and of our success as a People, 
depend upon the triumph of Whig Principles, 
we will discard all prejudices— for the mo- 
ment forget all affections, and rally around 
the flag that we have ever supported, be- 
lieving that in the union of the Whig partv 
depends the Union of the Country. 

The reading of these resolutions was fol- 
lowed by a most earnest expression of dissent 
from those who would rather preserve, even 
in defeat, their character as true Whigs, 
than triumph with General Taylor, noto- 
riously a ".YoParty" candidate. Mr. 
Holmes denounced the action of the Philadel- 
phia Convention, and he was followed by 
other speakers. The Yeas and Nays were 
then called, and the following is the result : 

Yeat— (those who abandonWhig principles 
and swallow General Taylor, military boots 
and all)— Messrs. K. S. Townsend, J H 
Welch, E. Wheeler, E D. Hall, W. A. Dar- 
ling, J. P. Flenders, J. Hooper, B G. Forbes, 
A. Williams, J. T. M. Bleakley, W. B. Peck, 
D. S Crane, S. C, Herring, G . Briggs, W 
Wells, C. Rid lie, B. H. Romans, S. H De 
Mott, G. Van Cott, jr., H A. Maynard, W. 
W. Lyons, J. Dewey, J. Cooper, G. L. Os- 
born, R. G. Campbell, W. Turner, T. Hill, 
J. Ridley, J. Anderson, J. M. Flandraw, and 
J. M. Odell— 31. 

Nays— (true Whigs, "worthy of their great 
champion, who would " rather be right than 
be President,")— J. Dunsenberry, G. W H 
Rodgers, E. H, Mackey, G. W. Thatcher, R 
G. Millard, R. M Strebeigh, J. H. Moseman, 
J W. Thorne, J. M. Price, R. E. Lockwood, 
N. B. Labarr, C. N. Bovee, R. D. Holmes, J 
Seabrin, J. J Doane, W. H. Van Cott, M. H 
Mott, E Graham, J. N. Griffith, B. Lewis, 
jr., W. S. Morenus, J. P. Hone, E. D. Smith, 
J. J. R Du Puy, J. J. Herrick, H. S. Ripley, 
J. T. Allen— 28. * 3 

Here are twenty-eight members of the 
Young Men's Whig Committee, who are not 
up for " Cowes and a market," but who keep 
steadily in view the port whither honest 
Whigs have labored to carry the Ship of State. 
They refused to sell out to Taylorism at the 
bidding of the Philadelphia blacklegs, and in 
this refusal they will be sustained by the 
great mass of the Whig party— the unselfish 
and true, who have fought for principle, and 
axe ready to tight again, but who will not 
disgrace themselves, their cause, and its 
great champion, by an unworthy and unprin- 
cipled scramble for " spoils." 

Mock Sympathy. 

[From the Courier and Koquirer.] 
We see that some ardent Whigs, in the 
height of their disappointment at the failure 
to obtain for Mr. Clay the nomination of the 
National Convention, have formed a club and 
are inviting others with them to sign a pledge 
"to support Mr. Clay for the Presidency." 
We regret this, — simply because we are sure 
they will regret it themselves. They cannot 
thus serve the great and honored statesman 
to whom they profess devotion, nor can their 
action, whatever it may be, seriously affect 
the ticket which the Whigs of the Union 
have selected. But its tendency, and its 
effect, so far as it can have any, will be to 
destroy Whig principles, and fasten upon the 
country the disastrous policy which has al- 
ready inflicted, upon its honor and prosperity, 
such incalculable injury. Is there any course 
which Mr. Clay's friends could possibly pur- 
sue, that Mr. Clay himself would more 
thoroughly disapprove than this ? It is at war 
with his whole life,— with the entire spirit of 
his public efforts, and with all the interests of 
the Whig p.irty to which, for many years, he 
has been devoted. 

We are not at all surprised, that very many 
of the friends of Mr. Clay should feel deop 
disappointment at the nomination of another 
candidate. Mr. Clay has enjoyed the love 
and admiration of Whigs everywhere to an 
extent unparalleled in the history ef public 
men. The hope of seeing him in the Presi- 



dential chair has impelled thousands of Whigs 
to exertions which nothing else could possi- 
bly elicit. He has all his life been the idol 
of the Whigs. His splendid talents, his bril- 
liant eloquence, the ardor and boldness with 
which he has stooj forth as the champion of 
Whig principles, and pre-eminent services to 
the countiy, have endeared him, beyond all 
example, to Whig hearts throughout the 
Union Many of his friends have persisted 
in believing that he would again be the candi- 
date of the party :— and they had insisted up- 
on this with a peremptory zeal only to be ex- 
cused by the warmth of their devotion to Mr. 
Clay. The result has proved fatal to their 
hopes. The majority ot the Whig party, as 
j represented in National Convention, — the re- 
i cognized organ of the party, — were of opin- 
that success could only be made certain, by 
the nomination of another man. Under these 
circumstances, nothing is more natural than 
that they should feel disappointed at the re- 
I suit. And the first impulse of this feeling 
j may lead them to resist the ticket offered for 
their support. 

But it is not the part of wise men, or of 
true Whigs to yield to the impulse of the mo- 
ment, or to commit themselves under its in- 
fluence, to steps detrimental to their party and 
which they must themselves, in calmer mo- 
ments, very deeply regret. They should 
weigh the matter well before they suffer them- 
selves to organize a factious opposition to the 
ticket nominated by the National Convention 
of the Whig party. No principle is better es- 
tablished than that whicli requires from the 
minority, a prompt acquiescence in the will 
of the majority. In this case, the canvass 
was perfectly fair and the result decisive. 
There was no room for deception, nor is there 
the slightest ground for any imputation of bad 
faith. Each delegate answered for himself, 
and for the Whigs whom he represented. No 
delegate used authority which had not been 
expressly conferred upon him. It is true that 
one man cast the three votes of Arkansas : 
but the people of the three districts of Arkan- 
sas, — being all in favor of the same candidate, 
— expressly authorized him so to do. His 
case was not like that of Gen. Commander, 
who, in the Baltimore Convention cast the 
nine votes of South Carolina, without the 
slightest warrant from any proper source. 
So also the four delegates from Louisiana 
were fully authorized by the people of Texas, 
assembled in State Convention, to vote for 
them. No power was exercised in any case 
which was not derived directlv and legitimate- 
ly frem those to whom of right it belonged. 
Thus acting openly, in the sight of the world, 
and with a fairness which cannot be impeach- 
ed, the majority of that Convention nominated 
Taylor and Fillmore as the candidate of the 
Whig party. 

Every man, who recognizes the ordinary 
obligations which united action involves, or 
who desires to secure the ascendancy of Whig 
principles and Whig men in our national af- 
fairs, can doubt as to the duty and propriety 
of sustaining these nominations' with energy 
and hearty good will. We have no doubt 
that Whigs everywhere will rally to its sup- 
port. And, while we know the utility of 
harmony, and union in a political canvass, to 
provoke needless resentments, or deepen the 
bitterness which events may have occasioned, 
we cannot avoid repeating our regret that any 
Whigs should become committed toa course of 
action which they will be certain hereafter to 
regret. We hope they will yet think better of 
the matter, and convert the club they have 
formed, into an instrument of assault upon Lo- 
co Foco misrule. 

There are more lies, more hypocrisy, and 
more insulting cant in this little article from 
the Courier, than Satan himself would like 
to boast of for a month. 

The canvass was not fair, as every true 
Whig Unowa. Whouever a Whig arose, in 
that body, to bring out a declaration of prin- 
ciples from the majority, he was hooted 
down. (Wait until eur own delegates tell 
the story.) The offic*rhunters there only 
wanted to nominate a man whom they 
thought could be elected. This done, their 
work was completed, and they were ready 
to adjourn. Even the Locofocos pretend to 
have some principles, and manage to con- 
coct a declaration of them, but the National 
Whig Convention has given the Whig party 
— a party established and maintained on the 
loftiest and the purest principles — nothing 
but the nomination of General Taylor. As 
Whigs, we scorn and repudiate it — as honest 
men, we blush for the impudent rascality 
committed in our name, and will not sanc- 
tion it. 

For the balance, we have little to say. 
Any Whig who can be influenced by such a 
political Judas as Webb is, had better quit 
the party. The article copied above, from 
the first to the last line, is a lame apology 
for treachery. " And Judas Iscariot turned, 
and kissed his Master." So Webb slavers 
the great Statesman of the country with his 
adulation ! 



Ode to Henry flay.' _ 

Henry Clay ! — there is a charm f! j.f 
That sweetly binds mt to that nam* ; 

For glory decks his aged brow, 
His deeds bespeak immortal fame ! 

Millions yet unborn will love 

To dwell upon Ihe happy theme, 
AndBoeak in pr.iises ol his worth 

While children's tongues will laud his name. 

And when stern Time has done her work, 
His stately form has jussed away, 

The people ever must revere 
The glorious name of H-nry Clay ! 

He'll ever live while nations last— 
His name, preserved through every age, 

Embalmed 'iw II live in memory's shrine, 
Resplendent shine on history's page. 

Ungrateful! Do, I'll never be, 
But raise my voice without dismay, 

And name him as Columbia's chief, 
The illustiious sage, great Henry Clay I 



The Federal Nominations. — The Fede- 
ral Whig Convention yesterday terminated its 
labors by nominating the A'ative candidate, 
General Taylor, for the Presidency, and M. H. 
Fillmore for the Vice Presidency. 

The Convention after this adjourned, with- 
out making any Pledge of Principles what- 
ever I 

As this nomination is precisely what we 
have all along said the Whigs would be com- 
pelled to make, no/ens volens, of course we 
need affect no surprise at its inconsistency. 

As to the want of any pledge of principles, 
how could the Convention give pledges for 
Gen. Taylor, when the General has distinctly 
refused to give, himself, anything of the kind 
to the Convention. — Philadelphia Spirit of the 
Times. 

Hard to put up with are the rebukes of an 
enemy ; but we must hang our heads in si- 
lence and in shame. The Loco Foco sneerer 
whom we have quoted above, for once in his 
life at least, has told us the truth. The Whig 
Convention,strikingdown our old beaconlight, 
the light that glowed the brighter as the storm 
thickened, and was alwas in the darkest times 
a signal of encouragement to every battling 
Whig, has left us without compass or guide. 
Are we bound to abide by the decision of a 
Convention, that walked over every faithful 
champion of Whig principles to nominate a 
man who denies the faith ? Must we rally as 
Whigs at the behest of a Convention, which 
has declined to put forth a single principle, 
which may dignify the battle it commands us 
to fight .' 

A Principle Discovered. — The Boston 
Chronotype, in an article on the Principles 
of the Philadelphia nominee, says 

"Whoever votes for him, must vote for 
him a6 General Zachary Taylor, owner of a 
plantation of slaves on the Mississippi and 
hero of Buena Vista." 



A True Whig. 

We copy the following article from the 
Seneca County (N. Y.) Courier. The editor 
does honor to himself and his principles in 
thus taking his stand against the sale of the 
Whigs of the North :— 

On Friday last the National Convention 
assembled at Philadelphia nominated Gen. 
Zachary Taylor* for the Presidency of the 
United States. In a few hours the telegraph 
had announced this important fact to mil- 
lions of the citizens of our country, and 
a vast majority of the Whig party were 
aware that the old, tried, and trusted cham- 
pions of their cause had been thrust aside, 
and a man who professes to be unacquainted 
with political affairs — a man unwilling to 
pledge himself to carry out Whig principles 
—a man who had declared that if his friends 
wished to keep him in the field he would not 
withdraw in the event of the nomination of 
anether candidate by the Whig party — had 
been selected. Throughout the Northern 
States this nomination has produced, and will 
continue to produce, deep and general dis- 
satisfaction among Whigs who are true to the 
principles they have professed. 

The editors of this paper believe that jus- 
tice to themselves and to their patrons require 
from them a candid statement of the princi- 
ples which will govern and guide their future 
course, and shall accordingly proceed to state 
them. While the Courier remains under our 
control and we are responsible to God and 
man tor the influence it exerts, it will not be 
the advocate of the election of such a candi- 
date as we believe Gen. Taylor to be. We 
cannot support him without being guilty of 
the mostglaring inconsistency — without turn- 
ing our backs upon those Whig principles 
which we have often and earnestly professed 
—without deserting the great and glorious 
| cause of eternal opposition to the extension of 
Slavery and the other aggressions of the slave 
power ; in short, without despising ourselves. 

We shall not support Gen. Taylor. 1st. 
Because his nomination is not binding upon 
the Whigs of the North. He never agreed 
to abide the decision of the Convention, and 
therefore can claim no such submission *rom 
others. 2d. He is not a Whig. He has 
pretended to be so unacquainted with politi- 
cal matters as to be unable to form opinions 
upon the great questions that have agitated 
the public mind. He accepted nominatinns 
from the Native American and Locofoco Con- 
ventions, with evident satisfaction, and re- 
fused to promise his support to the nominee 
of the Whig Convention. 3d. The Conven- 
tion which nominated him rejected a resolu- 
tion declaring that no one but a Whig who 
would pledge, himself to carry out Whig 
principles should be nominated. 4th. Be- 
cause that Convention virtually voted down 
the resolution declaring opposition to the 
extension of Slavery to oe a Whig principle. 

S*k a i^u, Tavlop was nominated 

on account ef his loyalty to the interests of 
Slavery. 

We hope and believe that the time for the 
Freemen of the North to evince that they 
know their rights and dare maintain them has 
arrived. In this we may be mistaken, but so 
far as we ourselves are concerned we are de- 
termined to remain true to the principles 
which we have professed to love. In this 
immediate vicinity our friends are with us al- 
most unanimously, and in the other towns of 
the county from which we have heard, a simi- 
lar sentiment prevails. 

We have not consulted with as many of our 
friends as we could wish to. We would always 
be glad to receive advice from proper sources, 
but in this emergency the path of duty appears 
to be so plain — that whatever may be conse- 
quences we cannot refuse to walk therein. 
Pecuniary causes may compel us to dispose of 
our interest in the Courier to those who are 
willing to support this nomination — but they 
cannot change our convictions of right. Our 
pockets may fail, but while contending for 
Freedom and for Truth, our Hearts will never 
give up. Come what may — our friends may 
rest assured that whether in adversity or pros- 
perity — whether alone or with thousands we 
will not desert our principles, but ever be 
found manfully contending for what we be- 
lieve to be the Right. 

Whig Principles at Philadelphia, 

The calm and lucid letter of Mr. Piatt, De- 
legate from the Dutchess and Putnam Dis- 
trict of this State, setting forth the system- 
atic suppression, in the late JVational i 
Slaughter-House of Philidelphia, of every- | 
thing approaching a frank and manly avowal j 
of cardinal Whig Principles, cannot fail to ar- 
rest general attention. Whatever the People 
may see fit to do with regard to the nomina- 
tions of that body, we entreat them not to ; 
judge the Whigs at home by the conduct of ] 
their delegates in said Convention. The great ' 
mass of the Whigs are neither ashamed of 
their principles nor afraid to ask a popular ' 
verdict upon them. They desire success Of - 
cause of those principles, for the sake i." 
those principles. Unless they are to be ad 
vanced thereby, a triumph is no triumph to I 
the great mass of the party. The Protection I 
of Home Industry by Discriminating Duties ; \ 
the vigorous and systematic prosecution of | 
River and Harbor Improvements; the Dis- | 
tribution of the Proceeds of Public Land i 
Sales among the several States, so that they j 
shall not be expended and eaten up as fast as ! 
they accrue, but remain a resource and a j 
blessing to all future generations; hostility 
to all Wars of Aggression and to all Acquisi- \ 
tions of Territory by force of arms — these I 
are cherished by the great mass of the Whig 
party as their distinctive and vital Principles 
—for which but not of which they are will- 
ing to make any reasonable sacrifice. A Whig 
victory which did not establish their ascend- 
ancy would be " the play of Hamlet with the 
part of Hamlet omitted." — Tribune. 

|Thus much the \Tribune says, but it does 
not manfully and boldly give expression to 
the deep disgust and abhorrence with which 
the Philadelphia nomination has been received 
by the great mass of the Whig party iu this 
city. It calls upon the Whigs to wait and re- 
flect. Wait lor what   Reflect on what ? 
Is General Taylor a Whig ? Ask the Whig 
mechanics of this city what they think of the 
nomination. Ask the faithful and the tried 
if they are willing to abandon all their princi- 

les, throw overboard all their champions, 



re the "spoils" with Loco Foco, Na- 
tive American and rag-tag and bob-tail Tay- 
lorites. Mr. Piatt's letti-r, referred to by the 
Tribune, will be found in another column. 

Taylor in Massachusetts. 

It was not an angry impulse which induced 
the Whigs of Boston to disavow and repudi- 
ate the nomination of General Taylor, imme- 
diately on the receipt of the telegraphic 
dispatch. The whole State is rising against 
this bold, audacious outrage on Whig prin- 
ciples and Whig men. Read the following 
letter, from the Boston correspondent of the 
Herald, a neutral paper, which is out in 
favor of Taylor : — 

Wb have had time to get returns from ma- 
ny parts of the State, as to the manner in 
which General Taylor's nomination has been 
received by the Whigs — and they are not very 
favorable as yet to that distinguished soldier 
and lis friends. The circular calling a con- 
vention of the anti-Taylor whigs, at Worces- 
ter, on ahe 29th inst., to take measures to 
have a convention of the free States, has been 
numerously signed at Dedham, Concord, Na- 
tiek.and meny other places. In some towns, 
four«afths of the Whig voters have placed 
their names to it, and others, while express- 
ing Aeir approval of the object had in view 
by tlis movement, do not like to pledge them- 
selvei in writing, to any course. I could fur- 
nish you with the means of at least fifty influ- 
ential Whigs who have signed the circular ; 
but, (bough great men here, and highly res- 
pecttd, there are but few of them who are 
k no vn abroad. 

So Jar as I have heard from other States, 
therVjs the same disaffection as exists here. 
Govtfnor Slade, of Vermont, favors the 
movment warmly ; and Mr. Wilson, of New 
Hanyshire, who is six feet four inches high, 
and " every inch a Whig," is said to have 
bolt*d, which will take one vote from the 
smal majority which the Whigs already 
hav» in the House of Representatives. Henry 
Wit«on, who represented the late John Q. 
Adams' district in the Philadelphia Conven- 
tion, has returned home, and he says that an 
arrmgement for a Convention of the free 
Statts has been made. Judge Mc Lean and 
Mr Corwin are spoken of as candidates in 
opposition to General Taylor. Truly, things 
haw a squally appearance for the Whigs. 
But will this disaffection last ? That's the 
quetion, with a vengeance. It may not 
prcve so formidable as it now threatens to 
be ; but the fact is, the Whigs cannot afford 
to lose much in New England, and hope to 
retain their general sway. 

Col. Swift's Speech. 

Col. Swift, Mayor of Philadelphia, and 
loaft an ardent and uncompromising friend 
of Henry Clay, was called upon to preside at 
a neeting for the ratification of the Phila- 
delphia nominations. Upon taking the chair 
C»l. Swift made some remarks, which we 
quote below. 

On appearing upon the platform Col. Swift 
was greeted with hearty cheers. After the 
tumult had subsided, he spoke as follows, ex- 
hibiting during the delivery of his remarks 
signs of the deepest emotion. 

My friends and fellow citizens : — We have 
assembled here together to-night as H'higs, 
[cheers] for the purpose of giving our adhe- 
sion to the decision of the recent National 
Convention. [Cheers ] You all know my 
position in this matter, and I am sure you 
will sympathize with me in being called upon 
to surrender Henry Clay. [Applause.] I had 
intended on being apprised ot the place I was 
expected to fill here to-night, to make a 
sjSJfcch. I cannot venture : I cannot IMI 
myself; but I must claim the privilege of ex- 
plaining the feelings by which I am ac- 
tuated. 

I am not here for the pupose of indulging 
in ostentatious grief: I shall attempt to make 
no appeal to your sensibilties ; but still, gen- 
tlemen, I cannot deny myself the melancholy 
duty of declaring that we have lacerated the 
hiart of the greatest and best man that this 
day lives. (Applause.) And I am here that 
bo may know, and that the world may know, 
t) .it he cannot look me in the face and say, 
"And you too, Brutus !" (Applause ) And 
I claim another privilege — a sad privilege — 
aid it is that I may be permitted to retain a 
little corner — a green spot — and that, if I 
should outlive that illustrious man, I may 
elect a monument, and plant upon that spot 
at evergreen, and in moments of reflection, 
I may bedew it with tears. — I go further, and 
aik you all to grant that man some little cor- 
inrs in your hearts, and erect therein monu- 
ments to his worth, and like me weep over 
fallen greatness. (Applause.) I have now 
piid a tribute at the shrine of friendship; 
ai.d I trust that an all-wise and benevolent 
Providence will pardon us (or this separation, 
aiid give him grace to find fortitude to meet 
this blow ; and that a'tpr death he may sit at 
the right hand of the Father, blest among the 
blessed. 

Col. Swift concluded his speech by saying 
tlat he would support General Taylor if he 
wns a Wliig. 

Washington. 

We copy the following from the Washing- 
toa Correspondence of the Philadelphia 
Ledger. We believe that the nomination of 
General Taylor instead of strengthening the 
hopes of success a; the South, has only para- 
\At& the party. 

Washington, June 13th, 1848. 
, - i t; vi. Taylor's Nomination. — The 
r inaction here of the nomination of General 



J\'\itional Intelligencer received the news 
coldly; and though that educated journal 
iuver indulges in fits of enthusiasm or gas- 
conading rhetoric, yet there was, and still is, 
a calm reserve in its editorials, exceeding, in 
my opinion, its general propriety. The rati- 
fication meeting, last night, was anything but 
a brilliant affair, Bengal and Drummond lights 
bt .'Qg wanting, and their absence not sup- 
plied by the number of enlightened heads. — 
1 he big guns of the party have not been fired 
orl as yet ; in one word, the nomination of 
/unary Taylor, though earning with it the 
prestige of success, is not looked upon as the 
best means of securing the ascendancy of 
Whig principles. 

The Nomination of Gen. Taylor. — The 
Pittsburgh Gazette, on announcing the nomi- 
nation of Gen. Taylor says: 

" When we say we rtgret the result, we 
shadow forth the feelings of nine-tenths of 
the Whig voters of this county; but we defer 
a.ny entended remarks until we hear further 
from the Convention For Gen. Taylor, per- 
sonally, we entertain none other than the 
kindest feelings. We believe him to be an 
honest and well meaning man, and, for any 
thing we know to the contrary, a good South- 
ern Whig. Our regret springs not from the 
nomination of the man, but from his position, 
and we protest against the grounds upon 
which he has been forced upon the parly." 



Gen. Taylor's Politics. 

Is there a single honest Whig whose face 
does not crimson with shame and indignation, 
when he admits, as he must do, that the fol- 
lowing sarcastic description of Gen. Taylor's 
political principles (or rather his want of 
them,) is true and well deserved. Who has 
the Whig Convention nominated, to the ex- 
clusion of such men as Clay, Webster, Scott 
and Crittenden—" the faithful and tried?" A 
successful soldier ! We copy from a Wash- 
ington letter published in the Herald: 

Is your candidate in favor of a Bank of the 
United States? 

We don't know; but Gen. 
surrenders." 



Taylor never j 

Will he support the tariff of '46 or that of : 



Is General Tatlor a Whig?— TTia 
Courier and Enquirer insists upon it that 
General Taylor is a Whig, and that he will 
take into his counsels that particular class of 
people called Whigs, adopting their viewa 
and principles upon all occasions. 

We doubt this much. In all his letters, 
General Taylor promptly and boldly dig- 
countenances party domination of all kind*. 
If any measure is good, in his opinion, we 
think he will adopt it, whether it be a Whig 
or Democratic measure If a man is honest 
and competent, he will obtain his confidence 
and receive appointment to office, whether 
he be Whig or Democrat.— Herald. 

A man may be ever so honest and compe- 
tent to carry out his own particular views of 
right. There are no doubt many Loco Focoa 



, 42 , - — | aufficiently " honest and competent** to held 

He has not expressed himself about taiiffs, i ° ffice ' but the 1 uestion is whether the Whij' 
but the way that he walked into Monterey! ' party wil1 aid in P lacin 8 th *n» at the public 

crib, and give them the power to introduce 



can't be beat 

Is be in favor of the sub-treasury ? 

We have never heard him say ; but he lick- 
ed the Mexicans at Buena Vista. 

Does he go for the distribution of the public 
lands ? 

Well, as to that, we rather think he does. 
At any rate, he conquered a pretty large piece 
of land to distribute. 

How will he act on the question of rivers 
and harbors ? 

Oh, there is no doubt of him there. He 



their pernicious views of Public Policy into 
the administration of the Government, under 
the plea of electing a WHIG President. The 
people have often been humbugged, but we 
think this carrying the joke a little too far. 



03-" Whig and nothing else" has been the 
motto of the Whig party since the treason of 
John Tyler. He was a traitor, a double- 
drove the Mexicans over the River Grande [ damned traitor, for his every act from his se- 
like so many iheep, and also out of the har- 1 cession from Loco Focoism down to the death 

bors of Point Isabel and Matamoras He's c r  tr __• »i_ i j 

great on harbors and rivers. \ of Gen - Ha "' 8on wa » the pledge and guaran- 

But will he give his influence in favor of ■ tee of his political faith. And yet he abandon- 
ee river and harbor bill which Mr. Polk I ed the party which elected him.and denied the 
vet ,°5 d ? l ; faith. What Whig tongue that did not curse 

know himself exactly what he will do when ' ear9 ' that execration of it does not follow? 
he gets to be President. He is not willing, ! He went to the Harrisburgh Convention, a 
therefore, to give any pledges about his future : pledged friend of Henry Clay, and he shed 

course. If the people elect him, he will do „l-„ . ., . „ 

the best that he can, but having always been bltt * r ' KMin « beciU9 * Hm * CU * 

in the camp, he has never paid much attention ; waa not nominated. Now mark— every 
to political matters, and has never given a curse launched at John Tyler must recoil on 
vote in his life. \ the utterer, who at this day is willing to ac- 

cept and support the nomination of Gen. 
Taylor, as a Whig nomination. Because we 
know that Gen. Taylor has refused to pledge 



to make Taylor out a good whig : 



Hard Work. 

The following, from the Tribune, is an an- 
swer to the laborious attempt of the Courier j himself to a single measure of Whig policy, 

and because in supporting him not only with- 
the face of a 

strong probability that he will not carry out 
our principles, it is we who become traitora 
to our own party. Is the name of Whig but 
"sounding brass and a tinkling cymble." 



" The Courier speaks of the support of ! out positive guaranty, but in 
 eneral Taylor as aduty we owe to "Whig 1 . . . 

„; n o;„i» , •  , n ,i „r r »u5 strong probability that he wil 



G 

principles," and goes on to argue from the 
Allison letter that General Taylor is as sound 
and orthodox a Whig as Mr. Clay is. We 
hope this is so; but if it be, why should the 
Whig Convention which nominated him re- 
fuse to declare its own devotion to those 
great cardinal measures for which our party 
has hitherto struggled ? And why do we 



GO- If we are to believe the Philadelphia 

Convention, or follow its counsel, there ie 
find the outsiders of all creation— TyTerites I nothing left the Whig party but to jump into 
Nullifiers, Locofocos, and No-Party men J Gen. Taylor's military-saddle, and ride- 
going in with such a rush for Old Zach ? If ; w here ? Will any one tell us ? Suppose we 
there is any Kane-letter game going on, we ' , . . lU , , . , _ 

want to stand clear of it It certainly looks ! do ' and at the end of tne nce the old Ta y lor 
odd that the Journal of Commerce, Hera'd, « a g begins to rear, and plunge, and kick, and 
Sun, etc., after distorting and decrying for ■ finally throw us out of the saddle, as Tyler 
years everything Whig or Whiggish, should ; did, can a single mother's son of us complain i 
become so enamored all at once of a straight- i ~ _ , .„ . . . .. , „, 

Gen. Taylor will point to his letters, extracts 

from which are on our first page, and say— 

" You impudent rascals! dare you, in the 
face of these repeated declarations, talk to 
me of Whigs and Whig principles ? Get out 
of my sight !" 
And he will serve us quite right. 



i straight- 
forward Whig as to urge his election to the 
Presidency !" 

Read! Read! 

TEMPTING REWARD. 

The Whig party of the United States, 
represented in Convention at Philadelphia, 
offer the following tempting reward to dis- 
tinguished and patriotic citizens : — 

For forty years* service in the cause of the 
country, and a life devoted to the advocacy 

or Whig principle 
JECTION. 



THAT S1ME OLD COON! 

" I would rather be right, than b« 
President.— Henry Clay. 

To the Re. rue Whigs! 

For a military hero once every four years, AXD REBU KE THE SLANDER THAT 



no matter what his political principles may 
be — the said hero to be caught at least six 
months before every general election, and to 
be presented with his laurels all fresh — the 
Chief Magistracy of the Union. 
Apply by letter, or in person, to 

Damn-tke-Principles, All-for-the 
Spoils & Co., 

Chinese Museum Hall, Phila. j 

CO- Who have struck down Henry Clay ? ' 
Are they of the old Whig phalanx, who in 
times gone by, stood shoulder to shoulder, 
and proclaimed themselves Whigs, when the 
timid were afraid? No, these are all with 
him and for him now. But it is these men 
who have come away, because we stood at first 
in a position to sweep the Country. They . 
have followed us, as the followers of a victo- 
rious army for the spoils, and to make " assu- 



THE WHIG PARTY 13 A PARTY WITH- 
OUT PRINCIPLE. 

Will be issued on Saturday Morning, 
Jane 17th, 1848 ; 
The first number of a paper to be devoted to 

Whig Principles. It will be entitled 

THAT SAME 
OLD COON 

And will be published every Saturday Morning, 
by an Association of Whigs. 

Price Three Cents per copy. 
Office 141 Nassau street, N. Y. 

A number of Whigs opposed to the nomina- 
tion of the Philadelphia Convention, finding it 
impossible to get the sentiments of the Whig 
Party in reference to this nomination before the 
Country through ihe Journals that should give 
the party a fair hearing, have determined to is- 
sue this sheet to meet the crisis, and defend the 



ranee donbly sure," they have thrown over Whig Party from the charge of being a party 



our old and tested leader, and set up a new 
idol. Where will these men be found in the 
day of peril and of danger ? Where John Ty- 
ler was found. Let us think well of it. 



Conversation between two Custom 
House Officers. — J\ed — Dick, do you go in 
for Cass and Butler ? 

Dick — I don't do anything else. 

JVed— But I'm thinking that Taylor '11 be 
elected. 

2 icA- — I'm thinking so too, and that's why 
I go Cass and Butler 

A'cd — I don't understand you. 

Dick — That's because you don't know no- 
thing. You sees we go Cass and Butler, and 
keeps our offices until next March. Then 



suppose old Taylor comes in ! Lord bless 

your soul he won't know the Whigs, and so few Southern Loco Foco Votes 



without principle. The Whigs of New York 
will not support the nomination of General Tay- 
lor as the WHIG Candidate for the Presidency; 
and it is idle for the Newspapers who are under 
the control of the Wire pullers and Office seek- 
ers to attempt to falsify their position. The 
Whigs of tins City, and State have fought too 
long and ardently lor principles to be muzzled, 
bound hand and foot, and transferred soul and 
body to the support of a Candidate who does 
not stand upon ihe same platform with them- 
selves. While we are willing to render unto 
Military Chieltains, the just reward of their 
services, we cannot be brought to vole for a 
man lor the Presidency who announces himself 
ignorant of the politics of ihe Country, and who 
llatiy refuses 10 tell us what he is in favor of, 
should he be elected, we say we cannol support 
such a man for the Presidency, solely beuause 
he is a MILITARY HEilO, and can catch a 



we are all safe. 

JVed — You're right, and I goes Cass and 
Butler, too ! 



Alabama. — The Mobile Advertiser says 
of the nomination of General Taylor, what 
the Philadelphia Convention should have 

8 aid: 

" As soon as we became satisfied that Gen. 
Taylor was not qualified, and not such a 
Whig as we have been led to believe he was, 
we backed out, and lost no time in setting 
ourselve* right before our readers. 

How to find out whether General 
Tavlor is a Whig. — One of our contem- 
poraries say : " For the last twelve months 
the most persevering efforts have been made 
to find out the political principles of General 
Taylor ; but, although he has written a chest 
full of letters, the people are just as much in 
the dark as ever. In this dilemma, a friend 
at our elbow has proposed that Hon. John M. 
Botts should be sent on a mission to Louis- 
iana with instructions to sleep two or three 
nights with the General. It is believed that 
this will bring him out most effectually " i 



It will be the object of the Gentlemen who 
voluntarily and without compensation, assum- 
ed the editorial department of 

THAT SABLE OLD COON ! 

To lay before the people of this City and State 
the manner in which this nomination waa af- 
fected, and how New York was to be bought 
up by the Vice Presidency. The first number 
will give the proceedings ot the Whige in va- 
rious parts of the Country, in opposition to this 
Nomination, which the other papers have not 
dared to publish, for fear of offending those who 
have sold the party, and who, if the Candidate 
is elected, will have the distribution of "GOV- 
ERNMENT PATRONAGE ." 

We have made arrangements foi*the present, 
to have our publication office at 141 Naaaau St., 
where copies ot the paper can be procured, 
and where names can be left. We hope e*erjr 
Whig, who has a whig friend in the country, 
will send him a copy of this paper, that the 
whigs of the Union may know that the Whigs of 
New York are Whigs still. Begin the werk at 
once, and we may yet see "that same Old Coon" 
in the White House, though a Whig Conven- 
tion has thrown him overboard, for Availability 
without principle. 



Harry of the West. 

Lo! the chieftain is gone from the scene of his 

But the halo of ages shall gather around it ; 
For his sword waved in Justice and Liberty s 

And D LAberty's hand with her myrtle has 
crown'd it, , 
He has mounted on high to the patriot s sky, 

While his country was last in the heart and 
the sigh, 

But joy ! tho' the hero has gone to his reft, 
His mantls is left to our Hope ol the west. 

He shall wear it in glory, in honor, in power, 
In despite of abstraction, of knaves and ol 

treason, . . ,. 

And the venal shall tremble, the coward shall 

cower. 

Ephemeral insects, that flutter their season, 
Yes, the noble and great, in the forum of state 

By the dictum oftraitors, the fiat ot tate, 
The old Ashland farmer has been bartered 

To mTke room lor the hero of the battle's af- 
fray. 

He has stood like a rock when the tempest has 
roared, 

And the gallant have trembled at dangors sur- 
rounding, . • ■ i_ 
'Mid the war of great minds his warm spirit has 
soared, 

In the triumph of genius the proudest con- 
founding, . , , 
The tyrant's strong chain he has riven amain— 
Bear witness, fair Greece, and Columbia's 
plain ; , 
Then deep in our hearts with the noblest and 
best, 

We'll shrine him, our Harry, and Hope ol 
the West. 

Look o'er the proud scroll of your glorious 
names, 

From the light of to-day, through the long 
lapse of ages, 
To bouIs that were honor's, and virtue's, and 

I  .i 1 1 1 ' *8 

Whose fire' and devotion illume the world's 
pages — 

Then turn in your pride where the whole are 
allied — 

To the statesman unyielding, the patriot 
guide, 

And point while your gratitude beams all ex- 
pressed, 

To Harry, our glory, and Star of the West. 

Fill, fill to the brim in the lymph of your springs. 
And toast him, fair Liberty's peerless defend- 
er; 

And bear it, ye breezes, on wondering wings, 
Wherever Aurora diffuses her splendor, 

Let it never be said, to the nations of the world, 
That the sons of the Empire his banner had 
furled. 

But that we had as ever fought nobly the fight, 
Under the banner of Clay in the cause of Ihe 
right. 

A Leaf from the Proceedings of the 
Philadelphia Convention. 

Read the following you that are Whigs for 
Principle and not merely Whigs for Victory, 
and form your own opinions of the traitors 
who composed that body — men whom no 
honest man should trust, after this high- 
handed betrayal of the great party they were 
bound to represent. 

Mr. Bingham of Ohio, asked to offer a re- 
solution, which he proceeded to read, to this 
effect : 

Resolved, That the Whig party, through 
their representatives, here assembled, pledge 
themselves to abide the nomination of Zach- 
ary Taylor, provided that he accepts the no- 
mination »s the candidate of the Whig party, 
sustain the great principle of the non-exten- 
sion of slavery — [applause and hisses] — and 
the protection of American industry — [ap- 
plause] and that — 

The President called to order. 
Mr. Sage — Is the gentleman to be gagged ? 
Adjournment and recess moved. Not car- 
ried. 

Mr. Johnson, of Fa., spoke in support of 

thQ nomination — vrao declared to be out of 

order, when there was much confusion. Mr. 
Bingham's resolution was choked off — the 
Convention not daring to make a declaration 
that Taylor is a " Whig," nor that he is op- 
posed to the extension of slavery. Indeed, it 
appears that they scouted and hissed that 
part of the resolution, pledging him to the 
non-extension of slavery ; and they turned 
their backs abrubtly upon the pledge that 
he would favor the " protection of American 
Industry." 

The question of the Vice Presidency then 
came up, when a member from Ohio asked 
leave to withdraw the name of Thomas Ewing 
—and said that that State asked no sugar 
plums. (Ha ! ha!) 

Mr. Brown, of Pa. — By what authority does 
the gentleman withdraw his name ? 

The Delegate — In the name of the Ohio 
delegation. 

Mr. Brown — I object to any such right on 
this floor. 

Mr. Ashmun, of Massachusetts, withdrew 
the name of Mr. R. C. Winthrop, as a candi- 
date for the Vice Presidency, and afterwards 
remarked that Mr. Wilson had spoken with- 
out consultation with other delegates from 
his State, and then said tor himself: 

Mr. Ashmun — I do not concur in the pro- 
ceedings of the Convention. I have opposed 
the nomination of General Taylor on princi- 
ple, and I sustained Mr. Webster on princi- 
ple. While I do not sympathize in some of 
the proceedings, I did nut come here to pre- 
sent a factious opposition to the proceedings 
of the Convention. (Clapping of hands.) 

Mr. Wilson — I speak for myself ; and I am 
free to say that I, for one, will not abide by 
its proceedings. ("He can't speak, then." 
" He dpn't belong to this Convention." "He 
ought to go out." 

Mr. Brown, of Pa. — I call the gentleman to 
order, v 

The President — The Convention gave to 
the gentlemen permission, and he will pro- 
ceed. (" No, no, let him goon.") 

A Delegate — I move that the gentleman 
have leave to make a Locofoco speech. 
(Ha! ha!) 

Mr. Ashmun — I hope my colleague will 
have the right to be heard. "Take the 
sense of the Convention.") 

Mr. Stanley — As a Southern man, I hope 
the gentleman will proceed. H candono 
hurt to anybody else, and I trust it will not 
hurt him. Ha! ha!) 

Mr. Wilson Tad leave to proceed in order. 
I came here, he said, a Whig. I am willing 
to bs bound by the proceedings when we act 
as Whigs ; but we have nominated a man — 
(hisses, and cries of " hear him," " go on, 
go on.") 

Mr. Wilson — Is it out of order to say that 
we have nominated a candidate ? We have 



nominated a candidate who has stated over 
and over again that he will not be bound by 
the principles and measures of his own party, 
and that he will take a nomination from any 
party. He has said 

Mr. Goyle, of Alabama rose to a question 
of order. I deny the right of the gentleman 
to get up here and characterize the proceed- 
ings of this Convention as improper. 

The President— The gentleman has a right 
to proceed in order. 

Mr. Wilson — I will say that a candidate 
has been nomited 

A Member— I would ask the gentleman 
whether he has not been identified with ano- 
ther party ? [Ha ! ha ! «• order," " go on."] 

Mr. Wilson — We nominated a man who 
said that he would not withdraw his name 
for Clay, or for anybody, and gentlemen ask 
us to support him. I have always voted a 
Whig ticket. 1 ask nothing more than to 
have a good government. If any Whig, from 
any section, had been nominated, I should 
have felt bound to abide by the nomination. 
I go home, and, so help me God, I will do all 
I can to defeat that nomination. [Applause, 
hisses, and hurrahs.] 

Mr. Brown of Pa.— I rise to a question of 
order. 

There was much confusion. We c,ould 
hear not a single word said by Mr. Wilson, 
who was standing upon a settee, waving his 
hand, and making a speech. 

Mr. Galloway, of Ohio, said that he was a 
Whig, an ultra Whig, he had been a Whig 
in storm and sunshine, and he could say here 
that he never scratched a Whig ticket. He 
could not say what he would do in relation 
to the nomination. He must first go home, 
and hear what his constituents had to say. 
He came to the Convention under pledges to 
vote for him only who was opposed to the 
extension of Slave territory. There are 
doubts in Ohio of the Whiggery of General 
Taylor. He quoted a long piece of poetry, 
telling what he would not do, concluding 
with the lines : 

" All around, above, below, 
By our indignant answer, No !" 
After the nomination of Mr. Fillmore, 
Gov. Vance of Ohio, acknowledged that the 
Whig prospects in Ohio were " gloomy," but 
he did not despair. 

Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, earnestly pleaded 
the necessity of Whig principles ; and doubt- 
ed whether Ohio could be carried without 
them. We have no pledges from our candi- 
dates, and no assurances of his Whig princi- 
ples. We remember the case of John Tyler 
in 1840, (though it is not in order to be speak- 
ing of a dead man,) and, sir, we ought to be 
cautious in what we do. If pledges would 
be received that Gen. Taylor would support 
Whig principles, he would give him his 
cheerful support. 

Mr. Tilden, of Ohio, offered a resolution 
declaring the principle of the Wilmot Provi- 
so in regard to free territory now in the 
Union, or which may hereafter be acquired ; 
and spoke in its support. 

Mr. Brown of Pennsylvania, said he was 
astonished that a resolution of this character 
was introduced into this convention. There 
is an evident determination to disturb its har- 
mony. We have listened with patience to 
these things; but ttrej may go so lar that pa- 
tience ceases to be a virtue. We declare for 
Whig principles, and we are askf d by a set of 
factionists to do what ? [Hissing all over the 
conventios.] I move to lay the resolution on 
the table. 

The resolution was laid upon the table. 

A motion was made to adjourn, but it did 
not preyail. 

Mr. Collier of Ohio, said that after the bat- 
tle of Buena Vista, the Whjgs of the Buck- 
eye state could have elected Taylor President, 
and his old white horse Vice President, (on 
the ground of their attachment to principle, 
we suppose. ) 

Mr. Langdon of Alabama, alluded to the 
" fearful odds" against the Whigs in his state, 
and spoke despondingly of the result there. 

Mr. Henry of Tennessee, said the people of 
the west knew Gen. Taylor to be a " Whig," 
and they had confidence in his good sense, 
" When sound asleep." [Laughter.] 

Mr. Conrad of Louisiana, said Gen. Taj lor 
was " a true and devoted Whig." 

Mr. Cowan of Maine, asked Mr. Conrad a 
question, whether On. Taylor was opposed 
lo the protection of American industry ? 

Mr. Conrad replied, he believed he was not. 

Mr. Cowan inquired further, whether Tay- 
lor was opposed to the further acquisition of 
territory ? 

Mr. Conrad said, that the information was 
within the reach of every gentleman. 

A Massachusetts Delegate. 

Hon. Charles Allen after complaining of 
being misrepresented says — 

/ had the floor but once — then I calmly and 
briefly stateil my objections to the nomina- 
tion. That I might say exactly what I meant 
to say, and that any misrepresentation might 
be readily corrected, I put on paper, at the 
Reporter's table, alter I had voted lor the last 
time for the Presidential candidate, the views 
I was about to present. I read from that pa- 
per, a copy of w hich I send herew ith, and re- 
quest you to publish it (with this note) as a 
correct report of what I said. It was all I 
said except a few words thrown in to enable 
me to get the ear of the Convention. Imme- 
diately afterward I left the Hall, and did not 
return to it. If any such scene as your 
Reporter represents, was exhibited, ol 
which 1 am wholly ignorant, the actor must 
have been some other than your obedient ser- 
vant, CHARLES ALLEN. 

Mr. President:— The discipline of the 
South has again. prevailed. The small min- 
ority of the citizens of the Union who have 
controlled the General Government, except 
at brief intervals, from its foundation, now 
demands the possession of Executive powei 
and patronage for another term of four years. 

The rights ol the Free States, to which 
even our opponents pay some respect, are 
trampled upon in the Whig National Conven 
tion.by every Southern loot. Of the many 
distinguished Statesmen from the Fret; 
States, not of Southern origin, who have up- 
held the Whig Cause in success and in dis 
aster, not one has been found worthy to re- 
ceive a single vote South of Mason and Dix- 



on's Line. It is, therefore, evident that the 
terms of union between of the Whigs of the 
North and of the South are the nerpetusl 
surrender by the former of the high offices and 
powers of the Government to their Southern 
confederates. To these terms I think, Sir, 
the Free States will no longer submit And 
I declare to this Convention my belief that 
the Whig party of this country is here and 
this day dissolved. We have struggled to 
preserve it so long as it could be done with 
honor. Yet, under the good Providence of 
God, it may result well for the country, and 
for the strengthening cause of Humanity 
throughout the world, that the elements 
should separate. The appliances, by the use 
of which it is supposed that a sufficient num- 
ber of the voters of the Free States will be 
retained to preserve to the South its ascen- 
dency, will lose their wonted efficacy. Ynu 
have put one ounce too much upon the strong 
back of Northern endurance. You have even 
presumed that the State which led on the 
first Revolution for liberty will now desert 
that cause for the miserable boon of the Vice- 
Presidency, Sir, Massachusetts will 

SPURN THE BRIBE. 



What shall be done ? 

The Worces'er Spy, from which we copy 
the following article, must not despair ; much 
may be done by united action, and efficient 
organization. The Whigs can avenge the 
wrong that has been done the party by pronpt 
efforts : 

The nomination of Gen. Tay lor by the Phil- 
adelphia Convention, will bring sadness and 
sorrow to the hearts of thousands, who had 
hoped and expected that the just claim) of 
the North would be respected, and that no 
cause should be given for charging the VViigs 
with that subserviency to the South, wlich 
they have so often and so justly charged u,wn 
their political opponents. As it is, then is 
no hope of uniting' the Whig party of the 
North upon the nomination. Thousands vill 
doubtless give it a reluctant and heartless sip- 
port, simply from the fear if they do not, Ml 
Gen. Cass will be elected — an evil most of all 
to be deprecated — while other thousands vill 
not, probably, be induced, even by that cm- 
sideration, to vote for Gen. Taylor. 

In this state of things, we trust that thise 
who are disappointed in the result of he 
Convention will keep cool and take no Bid- 
den and unadvised step. They have princi- 
ples to maintain which are dear to them, aid 
of vital importance to their country. They 
are Whig principles, the same for which trey 
have so long and so earnestly contendid. 
They are immutable. Though they may be 
obscured for a time, or partially cast asice, 
they must eventually triumph, if our faith in 
the onwar l progress of Truth is not a dream 
or a chimera. Let tbnse then, who have this 
faith, abide their time in patience, being will- 
ing to " wait a little longer" for "the gokl 
time coming," and which assuredly will come. 
Every defeat, whether at the polls or Conv«p. 
ions, will nut serve to hasten it on. 

But, it may be queried, " Do you ask us (o 
support a nomination tor which we can net 
conscientiously vote ?" We answer, distinct- 
ly, No. True Whigism, as we understand it, 
asks uo such sacrifice from its friends. Fi- 
delity to principle — to conscience — is, or 
should be, one of its leading characteeistics, 
and it only asks that when we cannot agre« 
with what that r  quires, we should not, for 
that reason, throw our influence in favor ol 
our opponents, and thus creates an evil great- 
er than that we should remedy. By remain- 
ing true to our faith we shall stand in a posi- 
tion, when at the earliest possible time, we 
can make our influence felt for good, and ap- 
preciated. But, if we desert it, where shall 
we go to, or where find ourselves ? Echo 
solemnly answer, where ? Let us heed the 
inquiry. 

Fanenil Hall. 

Where is tho roepon« from th© OUJ C»sa. 

die of Liberty to the Philadelphia nomina- 
tion ? What words of encouragement have 
the Taylor men (not Whigs,) from the cita- 
del of Whig strength, Massachusetts ? Hen? 
is the greeting which true Whigs send apos- 
tate Whigs. 

The following call was instantaneously got 
up in Boston on the receipt of General Tay- 
lor's nomination, and has received thousand? 
of signatures : 

TO THE PEOPLE O* MASSACHUSETTS. 

The Whig jYational Convention have no- 
minated General Taylor for President of the 
United States. In so doing they have ex- 
ceeded their just authority, and have pro- 
posed a candidate whom no Northern Whig 
is bound to suport. 

He is not a Whig, when tried by the 
standard of our party organization. He has 
never voted for a Whig candidate, has de- 
clared that the party must not look to him as 
an exponent of its principles, that he would 
accept the nomina:ion o: the Democratic 
party, and that he would not submit his 
claims to the decision of the Whigs, acting 
through their regularly constituted Conven- 
tion. 

He is not a Whig, if judged by the 
opinions he entertains upon questions of pub- 
lic policy. Upon the great questions of Cur- 
rency and Finance, of Internal Improvements, 
of Protection to American Industry, so far 
from agreeing with the Whigs, he has dis- 
tinctly avowed that he has formed no opinion 
at all. 

He is not a Whig, if measured by the 
higher standard of principle, to which the 
Whigs of Massachusetts and of the North 
have pledged themselves solemnly, deliberate- 
ly, and often. He is not opposed to the ex- 
tension of Slavery over new territories, ac- 
quired, and to be acquired, by the United 
States. He is a Slaveholder, and has been se- 
lected because he could comm nd votes 
which no Whig from the Free States could 
receive. 

To make room for him, the trusted am' 
faithful Champions of our Cause have all 
been set aside. 

The Whigs of Massachusetts, by their Le- 
gislature, anJ their popular assemblies, have 
resolved that opposition to the extension of 
Slavery is a fundamental article of their po- 
litical faith. They have spoken with scorn 
and upbraiding of those Northern Democrats 
who would sacrifice the rights and the inter- 
ests of the Free States upon the altar of party 
subserviency. , 

The Whigs of the Legislature have re- 
cently declared to the country, " that if suc- 
cess can attend the party only by the sacrifice 
of Whig principles, or some of t hem," they 
do not mean to be thus successful ; that they 
are determined " to support a ca ididate who 
will not suffer us to be over-balanced by an- 
nexations of foreign territory, nor by the far- 
ther extension of the institution ol Slavery, 
which is equally repugnant to the feelings, 
and incompatible with the political rights of 
the Free States ;" and that they " believe it 
to be the resolute purpose of the Whig peo- 
ple ol Massachusetts to Support these senti- 
ments, and carry into effect the design which 
they manifest."' 

Delieviug that the support of General Tay- 
,or's nomination is required by uo obligation 
I party fi .elity, and that to acquiesce in it 
•vou.d be the abandonment ot principles 
which we hold most dear, treachery to the 



cause of Freedom, and the utter prostration 
of the interests of Free Labor and the 

r  ■ . i * c T-v 

ixigiiis in i ieeinen : 

The undersigned, Whigs of Massachusetts, 
call upon their fellow-citizens throughout 
the Commonwealth, who are opposed to the 
nominations of Cass and Taylor, to meet in 
Convention at Worcester, on Wednesday, the 
28th day of June current, to take such steps 
as the occasion shall demand, in support of 
the Principles to which they are pledged, 
and to co ( -operate with the other Free States 
in a Convention for this purpose. 

ADMIRAL HARRY. 

Here's a health lo Admiral Harry, 

Now as ever in the van. 
Here's a health to Admiral Harry ! 

Show a better he who can I 
As our gallant Whig Commander, 

We have tried him three times o'er, 
And we'll fight the last grand battle 
With his colors at the Fore. 

Here's a health to Admiral Harry ! 

Still the bravest in the fight ; 
He who ne'er forsook the Whig flag, 

And who ne'er ran up the uhite : 
Kor where danger gather'd thickest 

Stood our Admiral in the fray, 
And "the Whig Fleet ne'er surrenders," 
Were the words of Harry Clay. 

Remember in those days. 

When so redly sank the sun, 
When Disunion darkly threatened 

To unni isk her fatal gun, 
How he met the foreign foeman 

And the N'ullifer's brand,* 
Till he brought Peace on his banners 
To our terror-stricken land. 

Remember how for forty years 

He trod the quarter-deck, 
And saved the Constitution 

Krom disaster and from wreck : 
With Protection and Compromise 

In his locker stowed away. 
How he swept the sea of danger, 
Keeping all our loes at bay. 

Then a health to Admiral Harry! 

Fill the bumper brimming high ! 
He has snared our darkest rerils 
And with him we'll live or die : 
Trim the ship and pipe to action ! 

Man the guns and bear away ! 
We will beat with him the loeman, 
Or we'll fall with Harry Clay ! 



fJCJ- Major Noah's paper has the following 
Comments upon the shameful abandonment of 
Henry Clay, the father and the leader of the 
Whig party, by a convention assuming to re- 
present the Whigs of the country : 

" Cheated Again !" — Methinks we hear 
old Harry of the West cry out, when he learns 
the nomination of General Taylor by the 
votes of Clay men, " Cheated again !" What 
is the value of whig, professions, and whig 
fidelity, and whig principles ? Nothing. The 
Clay men left this state, where Hairy of the 
West was strong — very strong — vowing never 
to abandon him in life, and some said even in 
death; but taking counsel from their tears, 
some have given him up, and others have sold 
him. Cheated in 1S40, cheated in 1844, and 
cheated again in 1848, by his own party ! — 
surrendered for what they conceived to be an 
available candidate ! An eminent statesman 
of ripe experience, of varied talents — not 
without his faults, it is true ; but of frank, 
social, noble qualities, with no concealments, 
no treachery, no hypocricy in his nature. It 
does no honor to the whig character for dis- 
interested purity and fearless independence. 
How the whig paity is to be kept together 
under this abandonment we are unable to say. 
General Taylor says he is a whig, but no party 
man — has never we believe voted — has no 
knowledge of the great divisions of party — is 
no diplomatist — has no acquaintance with 
legislation — and is, by his own honest and 
frank admission, utterly disqualified to dis- 
charge the duties of Chief Magistrate of the 
Union ; and yet the whigs have abandoned an 
able and tried whig, who, we believe, is a 
much stronger man than General Taylor, to 
go for -rrhnt they can an avai i ,it ... candidate ! 

We have on all occasions, in the columns 
of this paper, rendered to General Taylor all 
the praise which is justly due to him. A 
braver soldier, a more honest, upright man, or 
one who has higher claims on the gratitude of 
his country, does not live in that country ; but 
the Presidency of the United States was never 
established as an office to reward services 
rendered in the field of battle — was never in- 
tended as a gilt to the successful soldier ; and 
the nomination itself clashes with the cardi- 
nal institutions of the country, which declare 
that the military in all cases should be subor- 
dinate to the civil authoiity. We have said 
that General Taylor, according to our belief, 
is not as strong as Henry Clay. His belong- 
ing to the south, and being the owner of 
slaves, is not in our eyes the least disqualifi- 
cation ; but will the New England states, so 
violent against the south and slavery — so rabid 
on the free territory question — will the great 
state of Ohio, or even New York, surrender 
their principles, and their avowed declara- 
tions on this subject, to support a general of 
the Mexican war, a southern man, and a 
slaveholder ? 



Whig Party Dissolved. 

We copy the following from the Dispatch, 
| but will assure the editors of that paper that 
the Whig Party will in a few days recover 
from the shock it has received : — 

The nomination of Gen. Zachury Taylor by 
the whig convention, formally absolves eveiy 
individual Whig Iroin Ins allegiance to that 
party. You may all go, brethern lo the polls, 
■ nd vote for whoever you please, for whichever 
ol the regular candidates \ on vol.' fur, you will 
not vote lor a regular Whig General Taylor 
. is the candidate of the Natives . he is a candi- 
j date ot the Democracy of Pennsylvania and 
| South Carolina ; he is the candidate of our 
exceedingly amiable Inend Fuller of the Mirror, 
he is the candidate of lillle knots ot people, 
assuming to represent the people, who have 
gathered here and there and everywhere, for the 
Fist two years and nominated him,— him Zach- 
ary Taylor, without regard to lus principles. 
And he has met them in the same spirit, and 
frankly and politely told them that his principles 
did not concern them, that his political creed 
was known to himsell and was none of their 
business ; but that if they chose to vote lor him 
they were at liberty to do so. There is no mis- 
taking the niaitrr, and there isno use in m:ncing 
about it. If GeReral Taylor is elected by the 
Whigs, who have nominated him last, we should 
like to see a Wing, us such, ask office from him 
We should like to see a Whig congressional 
caucus venture even to recommend, much less 
jlii ute to him, any course of action. We should 
4ike to see his election claimed as a Whig 
triumph even. 

The Whigs have nominated a man, who had 
no more right in their convention than Louis 
Pbillippe had. lie has again and again declared 
lhai the people might elect him it they were 
pleased to do so; but he would recognize no 
party action or agency in such election. Anu 
licy can have nothing to say, whatever he ma) 
do lie will be as independent of them, as fu 
18 of the king of the Tongo Islands We shoulc 
ihink that alter cursing poor John Tyler for hit 
" treason," and swearing that from that time 
f.irlh lorevermore, they would have nothing t. 
lo with a man who was not a pledged Whig— 
sledged to Whig principles and pledged to dividi 
^mong Whigs the spoils — that the'y would fee i 
ixceedingly small. Better lar to have gon  
town w th Henry Clay or any other recogniz-i 
leader, and preserved their consistency, than tc 
nave h. ci re J ihe shadow ot a triumph, the rea 
nits ot which they will never taste. 

Gen-rul Taylor is the Taylor candidate fo 
die Presidency, and cuniiol be made any olhei 
candidate. i 



SEEING THE PANORAMA 

Or how Mr. Larkins came near gett- 
ing his money's Worth — The editor of the 
Pittsburg Mercury, (Mr. Jones), tells the fol- 
lowing good one, as happening at an exhibi- 
tion now in that city. 

Larkins is a money-making man, and a cal- 
culating man, and when he goes to any ex- 
pense, he expects to get the worth of his mo- 
ney. 

The other night Lirkins took Mrs. Larkins 
to see Donnavan'sgreat Panorama. The two 
tickets cost the round sum of fifty cen's, and 
as the money was freely paid, it may be in- 
ferred that Larkins had been leading, and had 
fully believed, the praises of this exhibition, 
which have been published in the daily pa- 
pers. 

When the picture commenced moving, 
Larkins took out his pencil, and began to ci- 
pher on the programme which he held in his 
hand. 

They S3y it is two miles long in this bill," 
said he, "and if it should pass in less than two 
hours, I'll set it down for a humbug. A show 
that doesn't last two hours isn't worth a quar- 
ter. However, I'll soon figure it out." 

Larkins took out his watch, and shutting 
one eye, began to calculate at (he rate the 
Panorama was moving. 

" Now, my dear, I'll have it. I've ascer- 
tained the rate of progress exactly ; let me 
see — five and a half yards make one rod, pole 
or perch — nought's a nought — five and carry 
two " V. . 

All at once he dropped the pencil, and 
looking Mrs. Larkins full in the face, ex- 
clamed in a voice which made half the audi- 
ence turn around : 

" Wife ! we're in for it, and no mistake !" 

" Hush ! don't talk so loud, my love," said 
Mrs. Larkins. "What on earth's the mat- 
ter ?" 

" The matter," replied Larkins, " why, 
we've bought our tickets, and we are bound 
to stay till the thing lets out!" 

" Well ! what of that ? I'm sure the pic- 
ture looks very nice." 

" It does, does it .'" cried Larkins, the cold 
perspiration starting from his brow. "I can 
tell you, you'll have enough of it then. It's 
now just half-past eight — nought's a nought 

— six and carry if that cursed thing's 

two miles long we'll get out to-morrow even- 
ing exactly atsun-doum.' In pity's name 
what will become of the poor children ?" 

And a good thing it was for those two dear 
little pledges left at home, with nobody to 
take care of them but a thoughtless nurse, 
that Larkins made a mistake in his figures, 
or that the Panorama was not quite two 
miles long — we don't know which. Had the 
calculation been all right, the little dears 
would have seen no pa — nor ma either — 
under tweniy odd hours ; for Larkins is a cal- 
culating and a money-making man, and must 
always have the "worth of his money." 

THE WIFE'S AUTHORITY. 

" I never undertook but once," said Tom, 
" to set at naught the authority of my wife. 
You know her way — cool, quiet, but deter- 
mined as ever. Just after we were married, 
and all was nice and cozy, she got me into 
me naoit or uoing all the churning. She 
never asked me to do it, you know, but then 
the way it was done was just in this way. 
She finished breakfast before me one morning, 
and slipping away from the table, she filled 
the churn with cream, and sat it just where I 
couldn't help seeing what was wanted. Sol 
took hold regularly enough, and churned till 
the butter had come. She didn't thank me, 
but looked so nice and sweet about it, that I 
felt well paid. Well, when the next churn- 
ing day came along, 6he did the same thing, 
and I followed suit and fotched the butter. 
Again and again it was done just so, and I was 
regularly in for it every time. Not a word 
said, you know, of course. Well, by and by, 
this began to be rather irksome I wanted 
she should ask me, but she never did, and I 
couldn't say anything about it, to save my 
soul ; so on we went. At last I made a re- 
solve that I would not churn another time 
unless she asked me. Churning day came, 
and when my breakfast — she always got nice 
breakfasts — when that was swallowed, there 
stood the churn. I got up, and standing a 
few minutes, just to give her a chance, put 
on my hat and walked out of doors. I stopped 
in the yard, to give her time to call me, but 
never word said she, and so, with a palpitat- 
ing heart, I moved on. 1 went down town, 
and all over town, and my foot was as restless 
as was that of Noah's dove. I felt as if I had 
done a wrong, I didn't exactly feel how, 
but there was an indescribable sensation 
of guilt resting upon me all the forenoon. 
It seemed as if dinner time never would 
come, and as for going home one minute be- 
fore dinner, I would as soon have cut my ears 
off. So I went fretting and moping around 
town till dinner hour came. Home I went, 
feeling very much as a criminal must w hen 
the jury is out, having in their hands his des- 
tiny for life or death. I couldn't make up 
my mind exactly how s..e would meet me, 
but some kind of a storm I expected. Will 
you believe it i she never greeted me with a 
sweeter smile, never had a better dinner for 
me than on that day; but there stood th 
churn, just where I left it ! Not a word was 
said : I felt confoundedly cut, and every 
mouthful of that dinner seemed as if il would 
choke me. She didn't pay any regard to it, 
however, but went on just as if nothing had 
happened. Before dinner was over I had 
again resolved, and, shoving back my chair, I 
marched to the churn, and went at it in the 
old way. Splash, begun the butter-paddle, 
splash, splash ; but as if in spite, the butter 
never was so long coming ! I supposed thi 
cream standing so long, had got warm, and 
so I redoubled my efforts. Obstinate mattei 
— the afternoon wore away while I was churn- 
ing. I paused at hst, from real exhaustion, 
■vheu she spoke for the first time: — 'Com. 
Torn, my dear, you have rattled that butter- 
milk quite long enough, if it's only for fun 



you are doing it!' I k, le w how it wis in 
flash : she had brought Ihe butter in ihe fore- 
noon, and left the churn standing with the 
buttermilk in, lor me to exercise with. I 
never set up myselfi in "household matters, 
after that." 



Wise Men of the West. — After locking 
at the results of Western education, the world 
will concede to u- a full comparative discharge 
of our obligations in this brilliant field H be- 
nevolence. Besides the number of our col- 
leges, seminaries, and academies, and the con- 
dition of our common schools, we must credit 
her for the trophies she has brought to the 
temple of science, and the gems she has set 
in the galaxy of art. She lias presented to 
the world one of the greatest of inventors. 
John Fitch first successfully applied steam 
power to the purpose of carriage, and mainly 
through the influence of his invention has the 
West put forth her power, as it were by en- 
chantment, and the East extended her sway. 
And while she has given to the world one of 
the first of inventors, to her is also conceded 
one of the most profound astronomers. He 
is a Western man by birth, by education, and 
by feeling. He has refused a professorship 
in the first college of the East. He probably 
has not his superior as a teacher of astronomy 
and mathematics. In connection with this, 
the young and ignorant West has erected the 
best observatory in the Union, and supplied 
it with one of the best telescopes in the world. 
The West is also a patron of another brilliant 
science, and cherishes in her bosom one of 
the most distinguished of geologists. From 
the West arose also that great ornithologist, 
the enthusiastic Audubon ; and she has more 
than, half the right to the fame of Say, that 
industrious and critical conchologist, whose 
widow, also a devotee of the science, is now 
sheltered by a Western home. Neither in 
the cultivation offhe beautiful is the West 
behind-hand Cincinnati is, at present, the 
seat of the fine arts in America, and she fears 
no successful competition except from her 
sister cities. A Powers, Clevinger, a Ba.er, 
ami though last, not least in merit, a Jones, 
can meet in contest of genius and skill all the 
sculptors of the long and highly cultivated east, 
without fear of successful rivalry. The mere 
mention of these great sculptors is enough. 
In painting, we have as great, if not as many 
artists. There is a Kellogg, a Sontag, a Soult, 
the Frankenstins, a Beard, a Powell, and a 
Mrs. Spenser, whose productions, during a 
few years past, have been equal to any Ameri- 
can works of art. In one of these names we 
have what the East, and, as far as I am advised, 
the world cannot, at present claim, a true lady 
artist, who is doing not a little for the distinc- 
tion of her own name and the honor of her 
sex. Nor in oratory is the West without a 
name. A Corwin, the first of American po- 
pular orators, is thoroughly Western, and one 
of the talked -of for the Presidency. A Rates, 
too, though little known beyond the neighbor- 
hood of his far Western home, is also among 
the first of the orators of the republic. Ana 
through the West is denounced as infidel, the 
city of Cincinnati has secured as brilliant an 
array of pulpit orators as any city of the Union 
can boast. There is a Stetson, and a Purcell, 
a Magoon and a Boynton, a Perkins and a 
Parsons, a Rice and a Barrett, who are wor- 
thy of the best audiences that can be assem- 
bled in any part of the East. — Democratic Re- 
view. 

Yankee Thoughtfulness. — An acquain- 
tance of ours was up in Connecticut one day 
last winter, to visit a friend, who was a manu- 
facturer. The shaft of the manufacturer's 
water-wheel had been broken that afternoon, 
under a great accumulation of ice, and he was 
in great trouble ; for he had searched long to 
find a suitable stick, and knew not where to 
find another. If he could find one, it would 
be green, and unfit for immediate use. Very 
early in the morning, while the day had scarce- 
ly dawned, the manufacturer ami irn  *ut-nt* 

were at the mill, to see what should be done. 
A farmer, who lived two or three miles off, 
was already looking on. As the manufacurer 
looked painfully at his catastrophe. 

Bad break, that, Mr. — ," said the farmer. 

"Yes, very bad," said the manufacturer. 

"Can't mend that stick, can you ?" said the 
farmer. 

„No," said the manufacturer, "and the 
worst of i» is, I don't know wheie to get an- 
other.,' 

"Well," quoth the farmer, "I guess I can 
tell you where you can find one.', 
"Yau can ?" said the manufacturer ; " where 

is it ?" 

"Well," said the farmer, "I thought that 
shaft would break likely as not, some time or 
other, and I had a tree in my woods 1 thought 
would make a stick to suit you ; and so I cut 
it down and snaked it home, and it's been 
seasoning more'n a year. So when I heard 
your shaft was broke, I thought I'd come over 
and let you know." 

"You're ju=t the man I wanted to see," said 
the manufacturer, ' if only it was light enough. 
How much do you ask for the stick, if it will 
suit me ?" 

" O I'm sure 'twill suit ye, or I shouldn't a* 
cut it down, and about the price, I guess yc.u 
and I can agree. Its a nice stick you'll see, 
if you've a mind to come over. 

It was some time before the farmer would 
set a price, but at las! he guessed $100 Would 
be about right. 

"I'll come over and see it after breakfast, 
said the manufacturer. He did so, and told 
his visitor afterwards that, under Ihe circum- 
stances, the slick was worlh $500 to him. 

Mrs. Santa Anna. — " I cannot desciibe 
her with any degree oi justice. She is rather 
small, but by far the most beautiful and inter- 
esting woman I have ever seen in Mexico. 
Her form is perfect — her countenanee is open 
and intelligent; and, in a word, she is just 
such a person as a novelist yould select for 
his heroine. I have heard many Mexicans 
say that Santa Anna does not possess her 
heart, but her long devotion to him, and her 
participation in his hardships and dangers, 
has proved otherwise to the world. She is 
now about twenty years of age, but does not 
appear more than seventeen. Santa Anna is 
accompanied by his brother-in-law, and a 
daughter by his first wife, about fourteen 
years old, who is the very reverse of her 
step-mother in beauty, and every other re- 
spect." 



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