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tiPdefsed Trees.—Wheo Dr. • Darwin,
'increasing the Andes, found that the low..
et chain of hills, runing partiell to ' the
Cordillera, was composed of submarine
levas and sedimentary deposites, resem
bling closely the horizontal' ArOds CHI the
~- ahores of the Pacific, he.began to look a.
round for silicified werod,‘Whi , :lt is charac
teristic of those forntrtions; - and he was
-soon gratified in an extraorilinary manner.
He sew, on a bare-glop, at an elevation
ofpritbablv 7,000 feet, some snow-white
projecting columns, which, on examina.
lion, proved Di be }petrified treesa—eleven
being i3ilc . ifiedond from thir'y to forty
converted into. coarsely crystalized white
4calnreots spar. These trees have been
gproncamted by Mr. Robett 'Browne, to
tlfave belonged to the Araucatian tribe, but
...With some points -if affinity wilh the yew.
It is worth wi . ile to ob3erve the fearless
ness with , which Mr, Drawin develops the
,consequences of his discovery. 'll requi
red;' he says, 'little geological practice to
interpret the marvellous story which this
scene at once unfolded, though I confess I
was at first so much astonished that I could
scarcely beleve the plaines evidence of it ,
l;saw the spot where a cluster of trees once
waved their branches on the Atlantic, when
that ocean (now driven back seven hundred
miles) approached the base of the Andes,
I saw that they had sprung from a v.ticanic
soil, which had begn raised above the level
of the sea; and that this dry land with its
upright trees, had been subsequently let
alowto to the depths of ocean. There it
was covered - by sedimentary matter, and
this again by enormous streams of subma'
tine lava—one such mass alone attaining
the thickness of a thousand feet; and these
oeluges of melted stone anti aqueous de
posits had been five times spread oat al ter
udely; The ocean which received such a
mass must have been deep; but again the
subterranean forces exerted their power;
and I. now behold the bed of that sea for
ming a chain of mountains more than 7,
000 feet in altitude; for had those antago
' nist forces been dormant which are always
at work to wear down the sin race of the
land to one level, the great piles of strata
. - had been intersected by many wide valleys;
-and the trees, now changed into silex,
•were expossd projecting from the volcanic
'spit, now changed into rock, whr•nce, for
gamily, in a green and budding state, tbey
bad raised their lofty heads. Now, all is
utterly irreclaimable and desert, Even
Ute lichen cannot adhere to the atet y caste
of formar trees. Vast and scarcely com•
prehenaive as such changes must ev.-r are
pear, yet they have all occurred within a
period recent, when compared with
the history of the Cordillera; and
that Cordillera itself is m )(tern, as compa.
ed with some other of the fressiliferous
Attar& ocSooth.Acnetila.'—Daricin's Nar
The lifeme Vase.—The Glourw-ter
•court, at which young Mercer is tn.be tri
-ed for shooting the seducer of his s ister,
-cotitenenced on the 21st lost. and i• is sup
osed this important case will he bronght
es by Thursday or Friday of the present
week; it may, however, be delayed until
next week. Strong sympathy is awakon
ad in behalf or the prisoner in Camden
and its vicinity. 'We learn,' says the
Camden Eagle, 'that there is much testi.
moray in Met cer's favor—more than the
world is yet in possession of—arid enough
to constitute a full legal defence, and se
cure for him an acquittal. We think it
will. be a difficult matter to find twelve
men in Gloucester county,,(and more es
pecially among the fathers and brothers,
who understand the value of the honor
end happiness of their families, and are
therefore capable of appreciating the hein
ousness of seduction, and the palliative
circumstances of this particular case,) who
can conscientiously convict the prisoner
of wilful murder. The vital principles
which govern that crime are altogether
wanting in Mercer's case; and besides that,
Mercer's physical and mental condition at
time of the act comteitted, precludes t
possibility of such conviction at the 'rands
of any twelve men in this county. There
'is another feature of the case, too, which
does net seem to have received its full
consideration. It seems to be pretty well
established, that if H.eberton had not been
shot at the moment he was, Mercer would
in ell probability have fillen by his hands;
he was fully prepared to cnrntnit this act,
and to have added to the crime of seduc•
Aim), and the irreparable injuries already
inflicted upon the family, the crime of
murder also.'—Newark Eagle.
A correspondent of the, Crawford Dem
ocrat, says "the strangers who visit Har
risburg are generally engaged in btinging
forward their friends for the next Gover
nor. Judging from differwq tumors and
reports, none stand more fair than the
Hen, 3. Plumer, your able and indefa.i.
gable representative in Congress. He is
gaining friends every day. It is thought
by a great many, that the west is entitled
to the honor of presenting a candidate for
the next Gubernatorial chair, as she has
never yet enjoyed that privilege. There
is certainly no man in the state hettet
qualified to 'fill that station than Mr. Plu
rner. He is both honest and capable,'
and his firmness ofzharacter and gentle
manly deportment, will qualify him to fill
the Executive chair with honor to liiinself
and bia native state."—Erie Observer.
ficers are appointed for threeyears only,
after which they undergo an examination,
and are degraded or * promoted to anoth
er employment, according to their deserts.
This seems also to be a wise rule, and
even we barbarians, might' profit by the
rumple of the Celestial Empire. —Cor.
The United States brig Bainbridge,
Capt. Johnson, was at Port au Prince,
sad %c old rent„ain unt.l the 'annul:maces
were ove r . •
Subject to theeteels , on of a National Convention
DAILY MORNING POST.
rl3. PHILLIPS k WK. IL SNITII,ZISITORS AND PROPRISToRs
TUESDAY, NI ARCH - 28, 1843
Nee First Paige.
The COUtli Commissioners.
The decided majority by , which the Ca.
nal Commissioners' Bill passed the Senate,
renders its final adoption extremely proba
ble, though we yet hope that a calm and
strong veto may save the public works from
the blighting effects which the change of
policy proposed by the new bill must have
upon their prosperity. We have - honestly
and earnestly opposed this canal bill. and
now, notwithstanding it has passed by a
powerful majority of both Houses, we feel,
upon a searching review of the whole mat.
ter, more than ever convinced that we
were right in our course.
It is almost unnecessary for us to reiterate
that we approve of that portion of the bill
which gives the election- of the Commis
sioners to the penple; i the propo itinn is
democratic in itself, and there can be little
objection to it, But we do demur to giving
to the supporters of this Bill, who com
prise the whole federal force in both bran
ches of the Leltislatu re power to elect a ca
nal board. That that board will contain one
or more Whigs, is clear to us from the fact
th;t Mr. Darsie, who introduced an amend
ment to the bill, simply giving the.elrction
to the people next fall, and making no change
till then; was induced to withdraw that mo
tion. We are convinced that Mr. D's. induce
ment to do this was the assurance that the
Whigs were to have a portion of the new
board. What other cause can be assigned
for the abandoning rt his amendment?
But leaving party feelings anti results en
tirely out of view, and admitting that the
motives of the advocates date . Bill, are ahore
reproach, its adoption will be most fatal to
the public works. It is beyond doubt that
hostility to the Truck System,is a cardinal
point with many who are urging this Bill,
If it becomes a law, the new board will be
composed of men pledged to put the Truck
To form an idea of the immense injury
the public works would sustain from such
proceeding would be impossible; but
that it would involve in hopeless ruin ma
ny men of limited means who have embark
ed their all in section boats,is a fact beyond
• dispute. Nearly one hundred of those
boats have been built, or are in process of
construction, along the main line. These
will be useless to the owners, if the Canal
Board refuse to put Trucks on the Rail
Road, and thus decide to continue the bu
siness of transportation by the old combi•
It will be the bounden duty of the new
Commissioners, too, to remove from office
all the collectors and other officers on the
Canal and Rail Roads. A moment's re
flection will show the dangerous character
of this step. A new list of tolls has just
been adopted, which, (though as clear as
any list can be) it will be see❑ by articles
on the subject in all the papers of the city.
admits of dispute as to its meaning, even
among those who have much experience
in canal business. By putting down the
Truck system, and turning out the present
experienced collectors, the fixing of these
rates wilt be left to the eirewd and sharp
agents of the old combinations. They will
then know more of the matter than the
raw collectors, and who can imagine that
they will give a fair i and impartial construc
tion of any bill of tollsl Who will say that
the State will get all she is entitled to with
these persons to pass upon the meaning of
her toll lists? Who will believe that inexpe
rienced officers will not be misled as to the
weight. character, &c., of leading carried
by the boats of those cunning monopo—
lists? If any man supposes that these
conclusions are uncharitable, let him refer
to those who have knowledge of the tricks
resorted to iu late years to defraud the
State of tolls. Let him refer to the suits
brought by collectors, and the fines levied
for %%Wel viol :rims of the laws to protec t
the S; ir • from los; by the shrewd man•
agernero of men ho have learned how
to do these flings'?
We cannot but h. pe that the bill, as it is,
will be defeated at last. We solemnly
believe, that its adoplion at the very open'
ing of the Spring business, will be follow
ed by the most disastrous consequences to
the public works.
firtstward hat--About one thousand
persona will rendezvous at Fort Leaven.
worth on the fiat of May, for the purpose
of emigrating to the Oregon Territory.—
If there are any in Pittsburgh who are
determined to go we advise them to get
ready—May is at hand.
An old man named Duper wag decoyed
to Boston Common a night or two ago by
two young men, one 15 and the other 18,
and then kaockedrdown robbed, - -
Difficulties Cosnmencing.—The_ result
of the, meeting of the coons of The . Second
ward on Saturday, for the purpose of ap
pointing delegates to the gt eat county Con
veution, was rather an unfortunate omen
for the harmonious organization of the
party on distinct antimasonic principles.—
They met at Duffy's, and it was soon Bp-.
parent that the real "blue noses," led on
by Messrs. Sutton, Errett &c., were deter. ,
mined not to show those representing the
"universal whig party," a fair chance in
the organization and the latter gentlemen,
headed by Mr Wylie, indignant withdrew
and organized a quiet, nice little meeting
of their own in the Law Chambers. Each
meeting appointed delegates; Messrs. pil
-1 feland,Sutton, McClelland, Sewall, Errett
and Carr, represent the "blue noses," and
Messrs. Stoner, Bar ker,Moorhead,Fenelon,
Arthurs and Burch' the unterrifiecl whigs
of the South ward, who are determined
never to yield until—they are whipped in
to the antimasonic trace ,by the azure nos
ed branch of their party.
Illinois Canal.—The Illinois Free Tra
der of the 17th says that the Gov. had ap•
pointed Col. Chat lea Oakley of Tremont,
and Michael Ryan, Esq.,of Ottawa, agents
to negotiate with the canal band-holders
in regard to the completion of the canal.
These gentlemen are now on the line of
canal, and are making preparations fo g .
their speedy departure fur New York and
London. The Free Trader expresses
great confidence in the abilitis of the a
-1 gents to transact the business confided to
Mysterious.—A Wisconsin paper con_
tains the following in relation to "some
thing" which has been left tit the office.
What it can be, we cannot surmise; but it
must be a most remarkable thing, on ac
c'mnt of the bustle it his raised in the west-
Something!--A modest young man has
left something at this office, which belongs
to some body. He found the concern, he
says, in a street in this town, and desires
us to advertise it (or the benefit of the unfor
tunate loser. The thing is about a 'feet"
long; it is a linen bag of feathers; &.bout
three inches in diameter in the centre, and
tapering at both ends, to which are attach
ed a tape of eighteen inches.
The owner is requested to take it away
for its singular construction produces much
speculation among the workmen, and occa
sions a loss of time, which at prime; I*
valuable. No questions will be asked,
and nothing charged for advertising.
Burned to decoh.—The wife of Mr. Ed
ward Brown, near the corn , .t. of Vine and
13th am, Cincinnati, fell into the fire on
the 22d inst., on the absence of her hus-
band, and was burned to death. She had
been subject to fits.
The longest editorial we have evet seen
in the Cincinnati Sun is on the suljact of
kissing. Oh! shame.
Fining both ways.—A N. Y. paper save
a magnificent double mil for breach of
promise, is to come off shortly. It will af..
ford rare sport for fun hunters. A hnsbam. 4
and wife but recently married, are the de.
fendants. The husband is sued by a pretty
young country girl, and the hide, who was
a widow, by somebody else of the other sex.
who has been arrested in St. Louis on the
charge of having attempted to assassinate
Gov. Boggs, of Missouri, last summer, is
to be tried at Independence where the out
rage was committed. Bennett has pledged
himself to prove that Rockwell is guilty,
and he will.now be called upon to adduce
Great conflagration —On the 4th inst.,
the Governor of Illinois consumed by fire.
in front of the State House, FIVE HUN
DRED THOUSAND DOLLARS more of
the State Indebtedness, received from the
Bank of Ilitnois. This is what our whig
friends call .‘locofoco destructiveness!"
The Washingtonians at Cincinnati are
about to erect a large Temple to be devo.
tej to the cause of Temperance, after the
fashion of the Washingtonian Ark of Al
A theatrical company of reformed drunk
ards are now performing at Lowell.—
They live their lives over again on the
Walker, charged with the murder of
Major Farr, has been acquitted.
Oliver H. Perry, comander's clerk in
the brig Somers, has left the United States
service, and ie about to proceed to New
Orleans to study the law.
Hubbard's majority in New Hampshire;
as far as herd from, 782.
General Tom Thumb is in Washing-
An official account is given in the Mad
isonian of the loss of the U. S. ship Cow•
I A .
ifAxautiousaw, frldrell 21, 1813
The Reform Bill was under considuraa
tion to day again. There was some pro
gress made towards passing it. Some of
the principal offi.'ers of government and
the clerks were put on short allowance.—
The members git along very well, until
they came to
. the section which reduces
their own pay. Here was a sticking
place, P. M. Boal of Lycoming led off in
opposition to a_ reduction. He said tha t
his constituents did not ask it. A poor
man with a family depending on him for
support could not afford to come to the
Legislature. The small compensation
proposed was calculated to build up an
aristocracy. and to fill our Legislative
Halts with wealth alone. Believing that
the reduction would have such a tendency,
he would not vote for it.
Mr. James then addressed the House.
He too WPB opposed to a reduction. He
He said that it was universally concedi-d
that the present was the worst legislature
that ever assembled in the commonwealth!
He was willing to take his share of this
odium, but he did not think that the stand
ard of his character would be raised by a
reduction in the per diem pay of its mem
bers. Before the question was taken, the
In the afternoon, the House concurred
in the amendments made by the Senate,
to the Canal Commissioners' Bill. It has
now gone through both Houses, and to
morrow will he presented to the Gover
nor. It will take some time for that func
tionary to consider it. He will, perhaps,
on Saturday week decide on sending in a
veto, when 'denunciations from ever
quarter' of the House and Senate will be
heard. The voteµ ill be taken, when it
will be found that there is not two-thirds
in the Senate or. House in favor of the bill,
and consequently that it cannot become a
law. Such, in my judgment will be :he
fate of this bill unless there are some chan
ges in the minds of members during the
next ten days. P. Q.
In the parer received this morning, you
make me in one place say, in speaking of
Lowry's amendment to the Reform Bill—
that it contemplated a 'reduction in the
salaries of all parties,'—parties should
have been officers, but probably it was not
so written. I wish sou would correct
T 1 s "Reform 811" still continues the theme for
discussion. There is a sect on in it which has
given a vast desl of trouble. It is the one which
r duces the pay n/ members. The greater part of
tiris morning's Sellf ion was consumed in making
speeches up•rn it.
Mr. Dcford, with some nthers, oppnzed the
reduction. That gentleman, in the cour,e or rune
remarks upon the suhket, exhibited a calculation
ofthe ' , necessary expeases of a member," which
caused some merriment, but which was undoubt
edly based upon correct data.
In the first place, said Mr. D., it costs a man
time and money to get elected—both he etititna•
ted at thirty dollars.
Second—When he gets here, he must appear
"decently and in order"—to d so, he most have
a new suit of clothes, over coat, Sic., Sec., which
will cost some sixty dollars. His suit cost that
much, and it was of "Jomestic manufacture."
Third—The boarding and washing account 4
were glanced at—he estimated them at seventy
Fonrth—lt is expected, said Mr. D. that mem•
bees of the Legislature will give freely of their
money to build churches, and to support all char.
itable and benevolent objects. This will take, in
the course of the session, some thirty dollars.
Thus you have en expenditure of about two
hundred dollars, which appears indispensable;
without taking into the account, the wear and
tear of conscience, which cannot be well estima
ted by money':
If the session is limited to one hundred days,
(and I think it should) and but two dollars per
day allowed, members would about balance their
accounts when they leave here--:and they would
have to draw from other source to supplrt their
The section I rerer to (to reduce the pay) was
adopted. A proposition was then made and care
vied, to make the rule apply to the present session•
The Senatorial and represeutative apportion.
ment Bill was taken up in Senate. It was u.
mended in such a way as to make it quite a dif.
ferent Pill from what it was when it left the
House. P. Q
Tao Legislature, to-day, agreed upon adjourn•
ing on the 18th April next. There were many
members who wished an earlier pet iod fixed, but
a majority determined that the public interest
required them to remain it, session until the day
The Bill to 'create the office of State Printer' is
now the law of the land. It was seat to the Es'
ecutive to.day, who promptly returned it with his
signature. The Bill requires the election of print.
er to take place on the third day after it became
a law; consequently, on Monday next, that office
must be chosen by the Legislature in the tame
manner that the State Treasurer is elected. The
law provides that he shall be elected for a period
of three years.
The Senate to—day returned the Ilcuse Gill to
apportion the Senators and representatives among
the several counties of the Sive. lam not able
to give you the particular -arrangement of the
counties. The Bill, however, is more just to Al
lecheny. than was the,Blll passed by the House•
It allows her five reTreeentatives, and annexes bee
7;t l t „,
March 23, 1842.
HARRISBURG, March 24, 1843
to Bader; with the privtioge of electing two Sea
The. Committee of Ways and Mean* of the
House, on ye4terdity, prported a Bill In'-repeal the
Auction low. passed at the lest Session of the Ltg •
'stature, so far it relates to the city of Pittsburgh.
The Upper Mississippi —The Ottawa Free
Trader says:—"Remarkable weather this, reader!
March 17, and the rivers yet closed with ice and
heavy teams crossing daily. Since the middle of
last November up to the present time, with the
exception of two or three days, the rivers at , this
place have been closed with ice. and the prospect
now is that navigation will not commence for sev.
eral weeks to come. The weather this winter,
say the old settlers, has been the severest ever
known in this climate. The political, moral and
physical world is surely undergoing a change:—
Who does not feel it?
For the Yost.
Great excitement at Liliipntia-•-Tremen.
dour meeting at Head Quarters.
In consequence of sundry publications which
appeared lately in the Morning Post, there was a
general proclamation issued, ordering a general
meeting: according to cus'otn, the pigmies mk 1, I
the fineficier from Shousetown,was on the ground,
with histap ori three hairs, as usual. The meet
ing was organized in regular form, and the object
of the meeting being stated by the chairman, they
then proceeded to business. On motion of Pete
it was resolved, that we take into consideration
what means should be adopted to put down a cer
tain individual, who published certain facts which
are injurious, to LUiputia, and to himself and
Tare', which [or our own safety and the safety
of the nation, ought to be kept dark. The resole
tion was laid on the counter, and a lengthy debate
ensued for and against it. The financier, with his
osoal eloquence, cantenied for the measures set
forth in the resolution, to put them down tight or
wrong. He said that the only way to accomp!ish
it, was to publish and circulate all kinds of slan
ders against him; he stated that he weed under
take the task himself, only that Tague or himself,
could n o write, but that two would do all they I
could otherwise. In that case, bet said the court
had aright to assist him, as he we.' also exposed;
and farther, that in consideration of to rvieee ren
dered by himself and Tague, in the BUZZ -11tD
line: and further stating his w illingness to do an
again, that the count was justly bound to give
them his aid in potting the enemy down. The
count run his fingers through his hair, fol 'ed his
arms across, and strutted back and forward with
his usual pomp. All was silent, waiting the sanc
tion of the count. At last he turned round, and
said he would like to foe the rebel , put down, but
for his part he would have nothing to do with it,
as he considered that he had compensated them
for the 6u:runic and that be did not require any
more made, and that they were only disturbers in
the camp, and they might not look for any assis •
lance fro him, as he feared very much that the
rebel would be too able fur them all, and would be
very apt to route the camp, and ultimately over
throw the kingdom of Lilliputio. lle said that
they had he ter let him alone. This stunned the
financier ereally. After recevering, he raised
, onsiderable of a luso, which broke up the meet
ing, and tie then Sculled himself off ewes ring he'd
have revenge, burzards or no buzzards, and evin
ced strong symptoms of hydrophobia. The next
thing which wan to be done, was to procure some
person to assist him in his diabolical plan. He
returned to the Bby 10 and consulted Clso° on
the matter. They finally agreed. that anoteither
could write, they would get sap headed Hug ey
to pen their boasted production. Accordingly t ey
succeeded in prucuring his wervices in coneideres
lion of which they agreed to make him a buzsard,
which made business quite lively. So at it they
went, and published it in the Morning Poet of the
2:3c1 inst., signed Peter Scully and John A. Mon
tague, and a pretty production it was, compnsed
entirely of stupid, low, malicious slang,quito char.'
actcriatic of the learned group. Their intentions
were doubtless vied. but their character fir truth
and veracity being on a par with the celebrated
Baron M unchausen, rendered their vile publication
perftssly harmless. They are not worthy of not
tire; I only condescend to notice some of their low
slang by aay of illustrating some of the noble
qo dit ice which these heroes of the day possess.—
For in-tarice, they say 'people who live in glass
houses ought not to throw stones,' the financier
might profit by that rule himself, as in throwing
stones about his house, he might hit a cow which
a pnor widow got chisseled out of not long ago.
which was nearly her solo support. He talks about
putting up stakes on their superior talent at the
new ala mode. If he has a few dollars to spare
would it not be more prudent to give them to the
poor widow, and that would in one instance test
his honesty. As for testing his abilities on a
stake. it is not necessary, as it is admitted by the
people of Shousetown a few miles below Pitts-
burgh where he carried en last (pardon the mis
take,l ought to have said in the east)that hems the
fastest nag that ever run on the turf; they say that
ha took the sweep-stakes there to the amount of
$750, end then instead of squatting down to work
ho absquatulated by the light of the moon. As
for poor Tagus of the woods, from Loretto, rear
the big cherry tree, Cambria co., in the east, of
course the west of the Allegheny mountains, it is
with feelings of regret that I am compelled to say
anything to hurt hie feelings. All I will eav, is,
that I am sorry to see him the dime or automaton
in the hands of the financier. 'Tis thought from
the symptoms of hydrophobia at present exhibited
by Pete, that he will not survive long; his case is
despaired of by some of our eminent physicians
'Tis thought that the dog days will bury him in a
grave of oblivion, If so, I intend to have the fol
lowing appropriate epitaph inscribed on his tomb;
so farewell Pete fur ever.
Hie jaeet rants—that is to say,
Here lies a dog, who from Shousetown run away;
'Tis said he was of the jackeen breed,
But that ao person knows,
He equal'ed the swiftest bound fur speed,
Thu be had a beagle's nose.
'Tis said he'd frighten 'rogue with one of his bow
He also was a roarer at fetching home the cows.
fie once attacked a tailor, who gave him such a
That ho howled, he barked he yelpt, ran mad,and
finally he pegged out,
117Requieseat in pace.lrr
The Upper Mississippi and its tributaries arc
yet closed and navigation cannot be said
to have commences on the Missouri, which is un
usually low fur the season. As a necessary con
sequence, receipts of produce have been inconsid
erablu and we have heard of no changes in prices
worthy of noto. rbe weather continues cold, and
we appr. bend the spring business will not open
for :wine weeks.
Tits river haet fallen about one foot within the
last two or three days, but is now at a stand, leav
ing about 6 feet water to Cairo. It fell 6 loci eh
yesterday morning, which sudden fall is sail to
bate been caused by the forming ofa gorge at
Oar Hotels begin to fill op a little. Merchants
are making their appearance here. In the course
of a Week or two at farthest, tbc upper Rivers
will be open, and the spring business will com—
mence. Our merchants arc receiving their spring
goods, and will be enabled to furnish their coun
try friends, goods at reduced rates. Several
boats for the upper rivers aro load
as soon astir. ice will allow themf
ST. Louis, March, 18, 1843
Good Butter.— A correspondent Wilt*
Madisonian, speaking of the butter now
putchased for the Navy, says: —"We are
now getting -uch butter as is used in the
Btitish t avy, and which lasts it; all cli
mates two pars perfectly sweet. Some
of the same kind of butter was taken 'out
by the. Exploring Squadron, carried ar o und
the world, and after being on board for
more than three years. was brought back
to New York, examined, and fcutid as
sweet as it was otiginally."
Judge Brown of Chicago, is-writing a h im ., or
the State of I Binnip.
Grasshopper! were plenty i.i New York IA lb.
mid Ile of January. What can the mutter be.
The Monongahela Pre-bytery will meet in the
2nd Associate Reformed Church, 4th street, this
morning at 11 weloch, and also in the evening at.
7 o'clock, for the purpose of , 4m n o rt i
John Dinwiddie, as Pinner n Asia&
ate Reformed Congregation,—Sermon by Res.
Mr. Grier. march SS.
The Conuntree nn Invitations for the Cot
nit:l:celebration of Thos. Jr ffersoth's birth tray,
will mem this evening .tt half past Fever' o'clock"
tne office of the Morning Post..
A meetior of the Association will be had on
Wednesday evening,March 29th, at 710'el.eVali
the Hall of the Eagle Fire Company.
mar 28. DAVID HOLMES, Seeiy„
C* - --LADIES' FA IR.—Th e La d los re,speotfully
tender their thanks for the patronage they have
already received, arid beg leave to say. that a
great many articles are yet unsold, which they
are very desirous of dispcving of for cash. The
rooms will again be open 06:4 morning, (pundit)
and continue during the days an evenings 'until
all arc sold,' which they hope a liberal publid will
not permit to be long.
The Ladies have ITIA"y Articles unfiti in every
family, which they are n illing to sell at low prices
—they therefore earnestly invite, attention to their
Nu 101 Wood street above Diamond alley
LAST SALE AT AUCTION.
cks Thursday morning, 31arch 30th at 10 o'clock. ilVii 1
1 1-1 he sold at Eatismatea Auction store No 110 Wood
area, all th ren.ainio: stock of Day Goods upon which
advances have been made;
Also; at 2 o'clock I'. M., I parent Floor Scale, I hand
some Pier Table, 6 gross Bonnet Boards, Mullins, Tit-
Ides, Choi rs4r.: Wood and Brass Clocks, one stoat and
Pipe,C'canters, Shelving and other fizitires; I Motion
Flag, Ilaielieut, Dlalleta, Chisels, 4 - c.. 4-c.
Owners of goods upon which advances litive bees Wes
will please lake notice that all such goods wilt be Pohl to
he highest bidder, If not redeemed before one o'clock
WI RT LECTURES.
ripENTII Lrcture of the Course. Prof. R. S. !Heel /L.
LOCH, will deliver an I nduchory Lecture 10 a emirs*
on •Astronomy,' (refute the Witt in,[l;ute ;this email%
Tuesday 20111 Inst.
Prof. WC will continue his lerinres opt Tharadny
and Fri Jay rvenings of this week, and 'Fuesday,'Ffiwvs.
day and Friday evenitt:s until the course IF conchnaini.
H ()Writ of tickets to the 411 i roc i-e ore ruliret.to 10
additional expence. mar2E. "6,
AT THE W ESTER N - EX( • H ANGE,
No. 9, Marko' Sire.%
mar 28-3 t
GIVE US LIGHT !
At ttts reqnest of many Gas con milers a mettieg,
called ci the West en Errtinn2e, Nn 74 Front street,
for the purpose of discussing the snliers of coniplatats
which have been rime:lit-My laid befoie the hoard of
Truores wilhout aviy ivail, or benefit, to the patties
claiming an examinat toil into facts conceded tic resell*
and RS there are no other means of redres , , It is bo d ed
the preliminary steps will he intomdiaiety taken. hy.htliv•
ing a thorough diseussion and inve,tilution of the sui Jett.
The duty imposed on u= now,a rid the course for ua to
pursue Is plainly Indicated by tile vindictive and unjust
proceedings of our oppressors. Bence every perscin
tcrested iv ill be active in ohlainfog reliable testimony' to
he laid before the meeting, preparatory to a more public
expression of the sentiments °foliose agarirved. And at
the Gas Compsny have, through their avnts, “dcilland
their posit Ion" and assuncd an altitude of defiance to
their patrons, and manifest a determination to manage
things appertaining to the same in their own way. wkla
out regard to the principles of jostlee and equity,ll is date
for some one or more toiaccept their challenge, and uteit
for rerdrras befure a legal tri b unal
ANEAT convenient Collage hula fran e honfeodis
ate a short distance lx:low the canal in Atte:Mitt
city Enoni eof JAMES MAY.
FOR ST. LOUIS, BoolivaLs.
GLASGOW AND WESTO.Pf. Jam
The new and Splendid msen2er 9learair ROWENA.
J. D. Moorr, Master, will leave for the above and Inter—
mediate landinvi on Friday next, Silt inat„ at 110 o'•
clock At M. For freight or passage apply to
mar 22. JA MF.S MAT.
The Rowena is supplied with Evans' Safety GretaOita
prevent .txplosion of Rollers.
60 TONS Soft PI: Iron, hot Watt, for Pate by
mar 28. JAME4IIIAIr
BALES Cbuon—ror sale low. by
mill mar 23. JAMES MAY.
U. S. MAIL.
TEN O'CLOCK 4110.W.D.4Y PACEZT
l'ne Aplendid fast ronnina and well known steamer
Rohin,:on, Master, will depart for then,
ho'va and intermediate ports, on Monday thou In:, the
27111 Insi.. at 10 o'clock. For frelaht or pass-e apply
on hoard or to BIRMINGHAM 4. CO.,
March 27.'43 No. 60, Water Mira.
DISSOLUTION of P3RTNERSHIP.
rime partnership heretofore distill! between Oliver
JL P. and John W. Blair, has been dissolved by the
death of the senior partner. The necessity or twin
the business on ne late firm. makes it necessary to re—
nnet* all Indebted by note or hook account, to settle *be
same as soon as possible. or the claims against Ovation*
be placed in the hands of proper officers for coltertitsal
JOHN W. BLAIR.
Surviving Pa itner.
The business of the ate firm will be continued by**
undersigned, at the o!d stand, No. 1 - 20 Wood Street.
He will hove constantly on hand a large assorimeol.of
BniAlin, of his own mantLoclure, together with every
variety or Shop Findings,Combs,Variety Goods, itc., alt
of which will he sold at reduced privet.
mar !?-3t. JOHN W. BLAIR.
Elocution, Music and Physiology.
IN THE OR ETOR E.9.N. FORMERLY the HEIITRE
Monday. Tuesday.Titursday and Friday eveningre..-..
Prof. Bronson and F. H. Nash, love taken the Theatre
and converted it into an ORATOCEAN, where the}
will give a popular course of inurr taorr ooo ou Moo ,
rubjects, interspersed with three or four Recitations mak
as many appropriate pieces of Voral nna Instrttentill4,
Music each I.YtTURE, and ditenctionv eflKv In sung". et'
Artificial men. commencing An the 27Th at 71 o'cletek,l 6 .
M., with an iNTRODUCTORT A nniticscon A nwente4l4
t and the stand to he Taken by the Christian - Chrok,..
Each evening's entertainment iv devittned rui an hit
lectual Pearl. Single, Season Tickets $1; or a'V
and Gentleman $1.50; and fur s Tastily of 5 sty
at ,h►, usual islootrir—Fris
tarsier.; oneifti ',CZ
N. Bl—Clres metastatic al brJio
J. B• GUTHRIE.
R. A. BAUSM AN.
(Micelle copy I time.)