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Voice of the people. (Auburn [N.Y.]) 1838-18??, November 02, 1839, Image 2

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The Patriot complains that although the Whigs have succeeded a t the last two elections in this state, the times are yet as hard as ever. This may be partly true—although he forgets to mention that the Whigs have not yet had •harge of the several branches of the State Gov­ ernment. The Senate has been strong against its, and ready to oppose and put down almost eve­ ry measure intended for the public good ! The Small Bill law, together with some few others of an equally beneficial character, was however, passed in spite of them. But now the object of the Locos is to elect men who will again restrict the circulation of Small Bills, and check all oth­ er acts calculated to improve the conditiouof the people !! Another thing to be considered is, that much of the present trouble throughout the country is owing to the extravagant,profligate and unsettled course of the General Government! So long as that is suffering under the “experiments” of Van Burenism, it is almost impossible to look for any thing like usual prosperity in any portion of the Union! Let the Whigs have a fair chance for trying, and if they are not successful in bring­ ing about better times, then we will be among the first to oppose them ! Loco Foco Candidates. The Twin brothers of the Loco party in this place agree in one thing—and that is to avoid making any endeavor to disprove our charges against the several candidates on their ticket.— This they know cannot be done, and therefore their whole endeavor is to pervert our language and evident intention. As a specimen; We spoke against Mr. Titus’ moral—or rather his im­ moral character—and this the Patriot intimates is because Mr. T. “ docs not belong to the same, church to which we are attached.” Wo did nut allude even remotely, to Mr. 'P’s irreligious no­ tions, nor to the fact of his having been chair­ man of a certain infidel Convention in 1538— We spoke of his “ DEGRADED CODE OF MORALS,”—and if our neighbor considers that that code has anything to do with religion, he has a different notion from u s ! For ourselves, wo cannot see how any moral man, can vote for such a man as D a v id S. T i t u s ! “ I leave TH A T for politicians !” Such is the remark of many very good men, when urged to attend political meetings, to vote 4ce., as though the election of suitable and good men was a matter with which they had but little concern. They would undoubtedly wish to be good citizens—and one would sup­ pose it very easy for them to see that if all oth­ ers of the same character were to pursue the same course, our candidates would be selected and elected solely by those most interested in the different parties. Let every person vote for the best men, and this would be an incentive for each party to name their most suitable candi­ dates. Let it be remembered, That Andrews Preston voted when a member of the Legislature to prevent the circulation of S m a ll B ills, and that Mr. Cady and Mr. Titus are both to vote for the same object if they should unfortunately be elected. People of Cayuga re­ member this! L. “ Never have to reproach yourself, that a profligate man has been elected, or a bad measure adopted, through your absence from this sacred duty,” This admirable advice is from the late vener­ able Matthew Carey, of Philadelphia. Let our Electors weigh it well before consenting]to throw away a vote! A Word Suited to the Times. One word, Mr. Editor, I will say to the farm­ ers, with }rour permission. Of all the mad pro. jects that have been adopted by the present admi­ nistration, this plan of destroying the credit sys­ tem and the circulation of a sound redeemable paper currency, is the most infatuated. They have set up a furious out-cry concerning the Banks, but where fe the farmer who can say that he has derived any injury from the fact that hard money has had a representation in circula­ tion ? Does not every farmer know that in a thousand cases if affords, while it is equally safe, an important convenience ? ' But suppose for the sake of the argument that the buslnessof banking has been carried too far, what is the a isest and safest remedy ? Shall we cast the whole sjrstem over the wall ? Not unless we mean to be guilty of madness beyond any thing that has been done by any administration with which this coun­ try has been afflicted. None but drunkards deny the fact that there are two sides to every safe path and that it is frequently as bad to leave it on one side as on the other. A poor drunkard set out to cross a bridge which stood directly over a mill dam, and hearing the water roar on the lower side, he concluded like our administration, that danger was all on one side, and with a view to get as far from that as possible, he ran off the other side of the bridge and fell into the pond. Suppose that now, with the present small quantity of specie in circulation, our rulers should succeed in the destruction of the paper currency—what would be the immediate result ? Why some men would have money because they have gotten it, and they would keep it, but the scarcity would be such that in a thousand cases, the sight of a shilling would cure the sore eyes—if this is not true, the want of such a sight might make them. But to be sober, such would be the scarcity that our farmers could not obtain six-pence a pound for their butter,or six shillings per bushel for their wheat This would be run­ ning off the other side of the bridge. But, said neighbor the other day, if every thing is graduated to the scarce state of money, it is no matter how low these different articles are. In that case a little money would be worth as mucli as a greater sum if they bore a higher price. But, said another, let us look at it. For every thing that our merchants buy and bring for our comfort, we should be compelled to pay as 'many cents a pound as if money were ever so plenty.” Thus while the farmer would obtain mere nothing for his labor, or his produce lie must pay the highest price for every thing he buys. Is it not best to look 011 both sides of the path. _____________________ S e n e c a . PENALTIES OF THE ELECTION LAW. The Act of 1839 declares it to be a misde­ meanor, punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court, for any per­ son 1. To vote, or offer to vote, in a town or ward in which lie does not reside; 2. To vote, or offer to vote, more than once at the same election in his own or any other ward: 3. To procure, aid, assist, counsel or advise another to give or offer his vote, at any election, knowing that he is not entitled to vote : 4. To procure, aid, assist, counsel or advise another to go into a town or ward for the pur­ pose of giving a vole, knowing that he is not duly qualified to vote therein: 5. An inhabitant of another State who shall vote, or offer to vote, at any election in. this State, shall he adjudged guilty of a f e l o n y , and shall be imprisoned in the s t a t e p r i s o n for a period not exceeding one year. — Rochester Democrat. E v e r y L a b o r e r siiould vo t e t h e W h ig t ic k ­ e t .— If the Loco Focos succeed in securing an ascendency m the next Legislature, all our pub­ lic works are to be abandoned, and the honest laborers employed on them will be thrown out of employment. If they wish to prevent this, they will vote the Whig ticket. The Whigs are the real, and sincere friends of Internal Improve­ ments. M e s s r s . E d i t o r s . — It is said among some of our friends in this town, that if “ the party” suc­ ceeds, Capt. Lynds is again to be made Agent of the Prison. Is this true ? I am inclined to believe it is, and if true you may be gratified to know that maky Whig voteswill be deposited m the Ballot Boxes in this town by men who never before voted that ticket. S e n n e t . The “ Y es, Yes” Candidate f A fortnight since vre inserted an article con­ cerning Doct. Lee, the Loco Foco candidate for Senator. His political friends endeavored to have it understood that it was untrue—but this is all nonsense. It is true, and those who know the man, say the portrait was “to the life.” If untrue in any of its parts, it was certainly to he expected that some one of their papers in the District would have made such fact appear.— But from his organ 111 Penn Yan (whicli by tho way sided with him in his opposition to the New Constitution) to the organ of the same parly in this place, not a single denial of any point of our article is made, that looks in the least as though properly founded. The State Prison Tocsin speaks of the Whig candidates as having been federalists ! This with them is nothing but a catchword. But let us look at their own ticket and see of what it con­ sists as connected with federalism. D o c t . L e e was a federalist, and opposed the last war. A rtem a s C ady was a Federalist, — rejoiced with the enemies of our country during the ia»>. war—and was a member of the Washington Be­ nevolent Society ! 1 D avid S. T it u s was a federalist, and received an office from the federal party while a resident of Dutchess Co !!! “ The Union of the Whigs for the Sake o f the Union.” Let no Whig be so far misled as to withhold his vote for the best men, on any account what­ ever ! Those who do so, showji willingness to draw upon themselves a weight of responsibility which but few lovers of their country would be willing to assume ! O ne V o t e may decide the issue! State Prison Abuses. As a proof that the Loco Foco party in this State, side with the barbarous and tyrannizing course of treatment until recently pursued in our Penitentiaries, it maybe mentioned that only one of the Van Buren papers in the State (the Cayuga Patriot) has to our knowledge dared to publish any thing calculated to bring these deeds of blood to light; while nearly every Whig paper has nobly expressed its detestation ofsucli barba­ risms ! And even for this nobleness and disin- terestednesss on the part of the one paper, a new organ was started by “ the party” in this county, which should not utter a syllable against the a- buses alluded to ! The Locos have sustained that system to the last, and now shower down all their abuse upon Mr. S ib l e y on account of the noble stand taken by him in bringing to light those deeds of cruelty, in the recent trial at Syracuse! This is the special cause of their bitterness. OUR PROSPECTS. All things look well from every part of tha State, district and county. Mr. S i b l e y ’s race with the “ Y e s! Y es!” candidate may be li­ kened to a man’s running alone—for the Doctor is so far in the distance that you can scarcely hear of him. The good people of Yates need give themselves no uneasiness about being rob­ bed of their physician at the present time. Cautious Ever. The last Patriot alludes to some of our char­ ges against the Loco candidates; but he is very careful to avoid letting his readers know that three out of the/ow on their ticket, were oppo­ sed to the last war— opposed to the adoption of tho New Constitution,—and that they have been and still are FEDERALISTS in all their notions and principles!

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