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There must be some hidden cause, something words to the necessity of the case.
« Nou behind the curtain, which makes those who di verrons." rect the Globe dread an attempt at amendment. Do the signs of the times, the desertions and THE LAMENTATION OF THE GLOBE. divisions of friends," the loss of " moral pow We know not what better title to give to the er,' cause the parasites of power, and the in- lugubrious notes contained in the leading article triguers, tremble in their secret conclave? of the Globe of the 27th. It appears to us
With what anxiety is the decision of Con- very much like an effort of infatuated despera-
ciliate the south, and of their unwillingness to divisions and desertions of his friends,” the
We shall not enter into an exposition of the
causes which have produced this state of things. The Richmond Wbig supposes that the votes Many of the oldest friends of General Jackson of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Con- foresaw it; and his secret advisers, his pretend. necticut, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, ed friends, were often warned of the inevitable Delaware, seven in Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, consequences that would result from the course and Louisiana, in all 144 electoral votes, will be they were pursuing. The warnings were ungiven for Mr. Clay, and asserts a belief that heeded; they went on rejoicing in their might, those of South Carolina will not be given to and we see the consequence in the pitiable la. General Jackson. The entire electoral vote mentations ushered forth to the public. being 288; 144 being one half; if Mr. Clay But what are the great objects which the should receive those assigned to him by the Globe has in view in its appeal to the sympathy Whig, the decision of the question may yet of the people? Let the Globe answer. devolve on South Carolina. It is not for us to shall have peace the four coming years!" Fac. anticipate what tbat patriotic State may do, but tion and management will be rebuked into siwe' do anticipate that the Globe, and other lence!” “Scdition will be awed into silence!" presses, under the control of those who fight any above all, our "glorious Union" will be for the "spoils” of office, will temper theirlsaved from being "wrecked in the raging
storm"!!! And all this is to be done by making they are gravely told, that it was 'not neces
expect assistance from desertions from the ene.
: nds of the President should have so comproly and unblushingly avowed, in ulter contempt/mitted his character as to authorize the remarks both of consistency and principle. This is a we have made. We publish extracts from the subject that deserves the serious consideration article to satisfy therd upon this point. When of the American people.
we are less occupied than at present, we shall There is, however, another and a still more return to this subject. important point of view in which we have to consider this article in the Globe, and the ef. “ His re-election to the Presidency will be fects necessarily resulting from carrying its no reparation for the attack upon his honor. If principles into execution. It is setiing a pre- the people re-elect him and at the same time cedent-and we all know the force of prece- condemn his acts, he will feel that he re-enters dent--for the President to nominate his suc- upon the arduous duties of chief magistrale dis.
It is in vain to attempt to disguise it. honored He will correctly think that he has as The object of the movement is not only to little reason to calculate on the support of the make Mr. Van Buren Vice President, but to public in time to come'as in time past, and will make him President also. Are the American have before him the prospect of another four people prepared for this ? Are they prepared years of baffling management and tumultuous to sanction ibis barefaced attempt to change faction, impugning his purest’motives and seek. entirely the principles of our Constitution' i'o ing to defeat all his efforts to serve his country. substitute for an elective Executive, an Execu. The people will not permit this state of things, tive with power to appoint his successor ? A The friends of the President, whether they per. form, perhaps, worse than any other--even s mally like Mr. Van Buren or not, will rally worse than an hereditary monarchy! around him, and do justice to his mutives and
It is true that, to obviate any objections that his acts." the "friends” of Gen. Jackson may, on this " faction and management will be rebuked ccount have, to submitting to his diclation, into silence. The new • Holy Alliance' will be
The Globe says:
dissolved by the rushing of the people to the quence of an adjournment without a reduction polls, as was the old by the citizens of Paris in of the tariff.” The error of the Globe is in their 'lhree glorious days.' We shall have peace using the terms null fication and disunion as sy. during the four coming years."
nonymous; and wilfully misrepresents our ar"Let us then rally around the Baltimore no ticle and its tendency, when it asserts that it mination, for ibe honor of our old chief, and to was calculated to induce the advocates of the taenable him, with the better heart and more riff to adjourn without making a reduction. We power, to serve his country."
do not believe that the interested manufactu“But if the Executive be now weakened rers are to be frightened by apprehensions of a by the division or desertion of the President's dissulution of the Union. It never was the infriends, his moral power will be lost, faction tention of the Nullification Party, nor (id a dis. will be encouraged in its designs, and our glo solution of the l'nion constitute any part of rious Union may be wrecked in the raging their purpose. Their object was a modification storm."
of the tariff, and their remedy was a direct ap" In these considerations the true patriot and peal to the interests of their oppressors. Their friend of the Union, as well as the President's appeal will be to the Judiciary, to the verdicts friends, may find reasons why they should sus of their juries; and the operation of such an aptain Mr. Van Buren. It is not necessary that peal is set forth, by the Globe, in the article any man shall consider himself pledged to sup- before us. That print says: “If Charleston is port him beyond the present occasion.” thrown open to free trade, can the custom.
* There is no man better fitted to purify the houses of Boston, New York, or Baltimore, lepublic mind, or, if need be, meet a storm, than vy the tax? No. The free port would draw the Gen. Jackson. By preserving his moral power, trade to it, and all the cities on the sea.board we may enable him to maintain domestic peace would be compelled to resign their conmerce until our troubles shall be settled.”
to Charleston, or become themselves free
ports." EXPEDIENTS OF THE NULLIFIER. Nullification, then, according to the show
The Globe of yesterday, in commenting up- ing of the Globe itsell, would be a direct ap. on our article, makes a few extracts, with a peal to the interests" of Boston, New York, view of presenting the latest shape which Mr. Philadelphia, and Baltimore, which would Calhoun has assumed. It is not at all surpris compel them to modify the tariff, or else part ing that a prz:53 which has no political princi- with their commerce, the present source of ples, which does not depend upon the pecuni- their prosperity. And it is the knowledge of ary interests of its conductors, and which con- this fact, ibat satisfies us that the Union is not fessedly speaks as it is bidden, should suppose in danger. We are well. convinced that, be. that Mr. Calhoun is justly responsible for what-fore the northern States will permit foreign ever may appear in our columns; but the read. merchandise to be imported in the southern er cannot fail to see that an editor who refuses ports, free of duty, they would consent to such to yield up his views and his principles to the a modification of the tariff as will be satisfactory will of General Jackson, when he had it in his to the south. But we are denounced by the power to reward an acquiescence with a golden Globe, and charged with wishing to defeat such harvest of profit, has too much independence a modification, because we do not believe that to surrender them to Mr. Calhoun, who has no it will take place at the present session. It is patronage, and who, if the Globe is to be be said that our declaration that nullification is not lieved, has nothing but "obscurity tu hope disunion, tends to allay the fears of the advofrom the peace and prosperity of the country.” cates of the tariff, and to stimulate them to an Mr. Calhoun had no more to do with the article adjournment without a compromise. In reply for which the Globe attempts to make him re- to this we bave only to say that we believe that sponsible, than the editor of the Globe himself. the advocales of a high tariff fear nullification
The Globe sees treason, foul and false, in our as much as disunion. And that, inasmuch as assertion that we have long since ceased to feel its operation is directly upon its interest, the any a prehension about the division of the apprebension that it will be resort. d to will Union; and asserts that no intelligent man who have much more influence in prompting them reads our ar:icle of Tuesday, will "fail to see” to a modification of the tariff, than all the idle that the party who speak through the Tele clamor about disunion. It is now well undergraphs are now becoming uneasy, lest a modifi- stood that the latter is a mere electioneering cation at the present session may leave such a device, intended to cloak the love of gain in gradual reduction and change in the tariff as one section and of office in anotier. will induce their constituents to dispense with But, says the Globe, “what is the nullificatheir violent remedy. That, fearing their cry tion of the revenue laws, but a dissolution of for a di-solution of the Union bas produced a the Government." "And if South Carolina ree willingness in the different sections of the coun. sists the revenue laws, must not the General try to concede a portion of their interest in the Guverament enforce them at the expense of tariff, to preserve our institutions, they are in- civil war, or resign ils power, and permit a clined to persuade the representatives of these quiet dissolution of ihe confederacy." sections that there is no danger to the Union in To this we will reply, as before, that nullifi. their doctrines, in the hope thus to induce the cation is not disunion. That a civil war will tariff party to hold out, and risk the conse- not follow qullification. And we cite the case
of Georgia; her refusal to submit to the inter-) Resolved, That much as we should deprecate
companied by similar resolutions. The object
But is disunion preferable to a mudification withdraws from all competition to office, de- of the tariff, even io the capitalist? If this be voting himself to his country in this great crisis, the case, it can only be so because certain ef
. Mr. Van Buren resorts to the most degrading fects will result from the separation that will artifices to force himself upon the people as a compensate to the tariff States for the pecuni. candidate for popular favor.
ary loss they would sustain from the desired
modification of the tariff. What are the effects THE PROTECTIVE SYSTEM. that must necessarily result? In the first place, At "a meeting of farmers, manufacturers, a total loss of the carrying trade of the south. mechanics, and others, interested in the protec. The shipping interest of the north must necestion of American industry," held in Concord, sarily fall an immediate sacrifice. Will this be Middlesex county, Mass., on the 13th, the fol- any compensation? lowing resolutions, among others, were unani Another result will be, that a large portion mously adopted:
of that commerce which now centers in Boston, Resolved, that this system has been, and of New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, will right ought to be, the fixed and determined po- necessarily be transferred to cities further licy of the American government.
south. This is inevitable; and will this be any Resolved, That this system is one and indivi. compensation? sible, extending its protection to every branch Another effect will be, that the large portion of our industry, and that we regard any mea of the public revenue which is collected in the sure which denies, or withdraws this protection south, and which has constantly been espended from any one branch, as a virtual abandonment in other sections, will no longer take that direcof the principle.
tion. It will be expended where it was collectResolved, That any measure tending to im-sed, and thus stimulate southern industry. This, pair the faith of the people in this settled pro- surely, will not be considered any compensa. tective policy of our government, would be rui- tion. nous in its immediaie consequences, and the The different effects that will be produced on abandonment of the system would be fatal to revenue and taxation in the two sections are de the agricultural, commercial, and manufactu- serving of consideration. The south, having a ring interests of the whole community. llarge body of exports, will diminish the import
duty, and still have comparatively an overflow. “ Judging from the names, so far as they are ing treatury. The tariff States, whose exports known to us, it is the coalition, as palpable as the are comparatively of small amount, must either thing can be,and need not be formally announce increase their duties, or have recourse to directed by the contracting parties. Clay men, ma.. taxes. Will the people submit to this? Will sons, and anti-masons alternate through this they consider such a state of things as prefera. combination of the factions; and this is the quid ble to a modified tariff? as a compensation for a pro quo for the support, by the Clay partisans, dissolution of the Union?
of the anti-masonic candidates for Governor and But there is another effect which will result Lieut, Governor. The whole scheme is now from the measure so coolly contemplated by the apparent. We shall see how far the honest manufacturer, and which we beg them coolly portions of both parties will consent to the to reflect upon, as it is one in which they are transfer. The idea of a Clay State cunvention more particularly interested than any other por- is the merest humbug. No such is to be held, tion of the community. In case of a separation, or intended to be held. The bargain is com. where would be the market for the numerous pleted; and even the mockery of its ratification manufactures of the north? Must they not ac- by the Clay partisans, (for that is all that ancumulate on their hands? And, if ruin and de- other Utica Convention would think of doing,) struction is to follow a modification of the tariff, will be avoided.” will a compensation be found in the total loss of.. Comments are needless. The Regency feel the southern market? According to their own that their throne is tuttering. showing, they must lose their market. It will not do to say, that under the mere revenue du. THE GLOBE AND THE TARIFF. ty of the south, they could compete with the fo Such is the Proteau nature of the Globe, that reign manufacturer. If this be the case, why we find it difficult to ascertain its real views reneed they dread competition under a modified lative to the tariff. It at one time denounces tariff?
the State Rights Party for contending against There will be no dissolution of the Union. the protective principle; and it now, with equal The south, under any modification, must pay virulence, abuses those who advocate the prin. the largest portionable portion of the revenue; ciple. We always thought that the editor did and as it will not be the interest of the north, not understand, or wilfully misunderstood, the that section will not consent to dissolve the subject upon which he was so often descant. Union, under any contemplated modification. ing. He has, however, lately made a discove. We repeat that the Union is safe.
ry which seems to have produced in bimself no
little excitement, accompanied with its due, SOUTH CAROLINA.
share of astonishment. In consequence of this Can the Union Party, with its Southern Con. great discovery, the full phials of wrath are vention, long withstand the many buffets it re- abundantly poured out upon the devoted heads ceives on every side? Internal dissension--se of the warmest friends of the tariff. Well, and cret foes-pretended friends becoming open good let it be so. But, such is the total igno. enemies, all conspire to show how impolitic is rance of the editor of the Globe of the nature the course they wish to pursue.
and operation of the protective principle, and The desertion of Mr. Grimke & Co. must of the science of political economy in general, have been a shock; but what is that to the de. that he does not perceive that Mr. Van Buren nunciations of the Globe! From that quarter, and his friends in New York and Pennsylvania at least, they bad a right to expect sympathy are equally liable to the denunciations which "and assistance. They had been true friends to he has so liberally-we do not say undeserved. the administration; but being now considered ly-bestowed upon those whom he choses to as no longer useful in furthering the ambitious denominatezultra.tariffites. views of Mr. Van Buren, they are “whistled
The notable discovery made by the Globe, as down the wind," and turned over to meet the we are told, in consequence of a speech of Mr. contest with their opponents; under the sneer. Appleton, is, that the advocates of a high-tariff ing denunciation of being "partisan umpires," now ask an insurance against the revulsions and and ranked by the Globe under the same cate. fluctuations of trade, or against any accidental gory with pullifiers and ultra-tariffites." diminution that may take place in the price of
"Partisan umpires," "disaffection," "con. the foreign article. This the Globe affects to ficting factions!!” Even those who dissent consider as a new and monstrous proposition, from the principles of the Union party, must now, for the first time, disclosed to the view of feel indignant at so wanton an attack, and at the the American people. We scarcely know wheingratitude of those of whom the Globe is the ther to consider this gross ignorance real or as. organ. The Union Party must now see that the sumed. Is it possible that the Globe does not only mode of escaping denunciation is unlimit. know that the principle advanced by Mr. Aped devotion, and unqualified obedience. Are pleton is, from the very nature of things, nethey prepared for that?
cessarily connected with the principle of pro
tection ANTI-MASONIC STATE CONVENTION The denunciations of the Globe recoil upon OF NEW YORK. ,
Mr. Van Buren and his friends in Congress. The Albany Argus, the organ of the Regen- There is not one of them but will tell him, that cy, in noticing the Utica Convention, contains when the particular manufacture wbich he has the following remarks: