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be mistaken, until, at this critical juncture
an Alderman more sagacious than the rest,
being anxious to ward off the impendiug
storm, moved that the 'legally' elected
Common Council should adjourn to the
court room in Hall's buildings, which was
-tattle.] as the whir contend, .but the
democrats vow it to be illegal because an
alderman voted who had no tight, as they
state, to a seat in the Board. B com.
mon-Councils then commenced work in
grand style, and, as appointments will of
course be made by both, we may now ex
pect a smart chance for the lawyers. It
was truly exhilarating to .sec how actively
bosh did business after the Eeparatton.
N. Y. Sun
•Bullect to tho decision of a National Convention.
DAILY MORNING POST.
Tall. P01L131.5 giant , sufroas tam PROPIUNTOREI
MONDAY, MAY 15, 1643
Set First page.
the Rail Road.
We . desire no controversy with a "non•
tesi lent, tax payet." He seems to be a
person who cannot allow rectitude of in
tention and honesty of purpose, to those
differing in sentiment from him,and accord
ingly charges us with advocating an equal
division of property, and similar pernicious
schemes. The question as to whethet the
Councils of the city of Pittsburgh have a
right to tax the citizens and property hol
ders for the construction of-the proposed
Rail Road, is easily answsr-ed. What is
the duty and business of t` e Councils of
this, or any other city 1 To legislate for
. the good, and advance the interests of the
city. If, in discharging this duty, they
disregard the will of their constituents or
transcend their authority, Ilia rople's re•
monstrances are seldom unheeded, and the
evil done them is speedily Lighted. The
Councils of Pittsburgh saw,or thought they
saw, the vast importance of a R sit Road
from this city to Connelsville, to connect
with the Baltimore and Ohio It dlroad, and
itemincalcelable advantages to the trade and
commerce of Pittsburgh. They therefore
- voted an appropriatipn of $300,000 on the
past of the city for the contemplated work.
Where are the indignant remonstrances of
the people who are to be taxed for the
payment of this subscription, against what
this "non-resident" would persuade us, is
an unlawful act. Where the solemn pro
lest of our property holders 1 Have any
suchiseerilard. Ni! but with unanimity
never excelled.the citizens* have hailed the
prorio-ition, and sustained the subscription.
Our largest property holders have been
the first to come forward and support the
a proposed subscription to the stock.
All the resident tax payet s —men whose
industry and skill contribute something
valuable to the wealth of the city and whose
interests are connected with every im .
VrOvement that w ill add to its commercial
importance, approve the conduct of the
Councils, and so far as our information ex
tends, are willing to pay the additional tax
necessary for the completion of the Rail
Road. But one small voice is raised against
the enterprise,and that froin a'non-resident
tax payet;'svlio, according to his own state
smen* crietributes nothing to the wealth of
the city, but on the contrary, draws an aria
nual income from some of our industrious
population, to be spent among those, who
if wo are to judge them by their neighbor,
anon-resident,' have no ft iendly
for any, project that would be of advantage
to our city.
Tbis writer may be all that he tries to
induce the public to believe he is. Prays
idence may have blessed him with sufficient
wealth to make him feel that he is a pers
sonage of vast importance in this commu
nity, and to justify, in his mind, the no•
Lion that persons less fortunate in worldly
rnatters,should not be permitted to express
even an opinion on qu-stions of public in
tereat. We regret that - the same kind
power that bestowed such boundless wealth
(it must be boundless, else the man would
not blast so much abaut it) upon a 'non
resident taxpayer,'did not endow him with
a more generous feeling towards those
who have not been so favorably provided
for in sublunary affairs. The importance
of wealth, asset forth in his article of Sat
urday, exceeds in illiberality, any thing
that was'ever broached by the Algerines
of Rhode Island, and indicates the writer
to be a man who would put only wake
the rights of citizenship depend on the a
mount of wealth possessed, but would al.
scOicitie the liberty of speech and opinion
.by the same standard. He assumes that
the an who is not a property holder, can
.)ani0.1.170 real interest in such projects as
lillvf.contemplated Rail Rout]; has nothing
at stake in its success or failure, and accor
ding to his notions, has no tight to a voice
in deciding on the propriety of such
- -It is a strange doctrine for a ztrangir
to enforce on the lex paying. merchants.,
1744buniosiindiworitinginert f Pittsburgh,
whi4,474414:ir* skt# VII 4 dal* have
millet whatielis, tbM titifo -Uk:*t .as
m ucti'Aht tO; deciiiei . at wt i& ad.
vantageoes io them in their- severaleallin gs,
as the non resident, who. from motives of
speculation, chooses to invest his capital in
property in our city. How directly oppo•
site are the facts of the case to the posi
tion assumed by this man of wealth. Their
' all is invested in the prosperity of the city;
destroy the business or thwart the improve
ments that will - give scope to their enter
prise and industry, and they are ruine..—
Not so with the property holder, he has
arillresources left, his wealth, may dimin
ish, but something still remains on which
he can rely to preserve him from actual
want. While a stagnation of business may
ruin the producers of wealth and leave
them without a dollar. the non-producing
property holder.has alwayi the pleasant
1 assurance that no change of the times can
have the same effect on his capital that it
has on that of the industrious portion of the
community. It is clear then, that the poor
est worlsinamau of out city, has a deeper
interest it; any improvsnient that %yid add
to thii chalices i I' improving the condition
of the producina classes, than the most
purse , prouil .‘tion-resident taxpayer,” and
although it may sound in ;he ears of such
gentlemen as -Agrarianism," we do not
hesitate to say, that their opinions should
be entitled to a more respectful consider a-
Trial of Thomas Thorn and Louisa
tion in all such cases, than the notions of Wilson for Murder. The Spirit of —the
any or all of those who by accident or spec- Times says: This trial is going on rapidly.
ulation are entitled to talk pompously of On Ft iday, the evidence fir the prosecu
their wealth under the signature of ..A tion closed. No new facts have been eli
non-resident taxpayer." cited. Thorn accounts for the death of
This property holder vet s• prudently as- Wilson in the following manner: 'Elisha
sails the rights of the citizens fn m au am • i was in a fit, he hail frothed dreadfully at
bush impenetrable to pubhe scrutiny, andithe mouth, he has thrashed about the bed.
we are hence deprived of the °pool tunity i and the head board, and has fell out, and
to investigate either his claims to wealth, has broke a hole in the side of his head,
the means by which he obtained it, or and bled badly from the wound, and is
his assumption of superior
matters concerning the rights and prtvilee
The following paper written by Thorn,
ges of every class of citzzehs. The pro- w bile in prison, was read in evidence.
perty which he takes such pains to info! m I 'peor leiso i pity you and my hart ekes
the public of, was, perhaps,fairly acquit ed. I fur you and you must mind when you come
It may be the fruits of a life of honest in ( i to colt and clear me if you dont they will
hang me and you must mind how you talk;
dustry, the product of toiling c nterptise, .
will Wright to you once in fore days i
which should entitle the possessor to t h elwhant to see you once more and then if
respect of the community—not on account vnu dont clear me i shall be willing to dy
of his wealth, but on account of the vvora ! for yoir, i whant yon to weight to me.'
thy means by which it was gained. Or I
1 The R.-ading Press says:—An extraor
it may be i therited from wealthy relatives ,dinary phenomenon occurred in the lower
and never cost its present possessor an part of this country. On Saturday last
hour's actual labor, except the mental ef• during a hail storn, a large num* of
forts used to increase it without toil.
It 'Coons were observed to fall to the ground
may..be the pr fits of cunning speculation.
'I hephenomenon is a perfect stumper.—
stock gambling or traffic in slaves, for
Trio other 'Coons near began to bawl
aught we know. If we are right in our
, more p i pe. '
until upon closer inspection, the
first supposition, we can find some apolo- ,
Coons vanished into grease spots. Has
gy for his boasting; but if his wealth was
that Raast Beef or Millerism anything to
obtained by the accident of his father or,
do with ill
his grandfather being born before him, or
by speculation in lanes, stocks or his fe'.! A regularscheming, shrewd, hard work
beings, whose akin happens to be a I ing, money making cha p 'out we-t,' who
shade darker than his own, our respect
rejoices in the various occupations of doc •
would be greatly diminished, and we think ,
, tor, gun smith,lawyer, tooth extractor, dry
the community would be reluctant to ad-
goods merchant, justice of the peace and
mit the importance which he claims on ac, , schoomaster, has recently by an advertise
count of his wealth. mete, l aaded the following to his list of pur
We have pernitted this notice to ex- suite and crialitirs:—
tend to an inconvenient length, and must N. B.—Auctioneering of the loudest
kind, interwoven with ventriloquism and
postpone our remarks on some other port•
the use of the globes. The advertiser
twos of the article of a "non-resident," for, would have no objection to teaching a sing
the present. `log school in the evenings, and might pos
sibly find an hour each mot ning for break
ing colts to harness, or carrying on a small
The Richmond Encoirer of th 3 9th
garden at halves."
brings es some further information from
the 01(1 Dominion. It states that the Sher
iff of the Richmond district did not meet A Mississippi editor thus describes a csndi
on Monday as the Sneriff of Louisa was date for office in that State:—
unable to attend on account of the session 'He is a man of more ambition than dis
of his court. It was thought th it nothing cretion—more vanity than reason—more
professions than practice—more dreams
would, consequently be done before Wed- than realities—mdre ends than means—
nesday (to day.) ~ more sail than ballast—more so hig syco-
The 12th Congressional, is the Banner phants than democratic friends—more
suckers than tests—and more impudence
district. It runs through thirteen counties,
than the devil.'
and the entire majority for General Chap-
man amounts to 2.4ol—and Chilton's ma-' The excess of female authorahi? is be.
jority in the District over Smith, is only 25 coming
in a District, too, which gave Gen. Harsh, make poor authors, in comparison with
sail a majority of 901 !
Huhard's majority over Toler in the , tett). * They make much better wives and
Campbell Disttict.l29. In 1640,the same ,mothers.
counties gave a Whig majority of 225 , .Iccident on the Central Rail Road.—
nett Republican gain 354 !
Ch a p t ean's majority over Waits in the. The Macon Telegraph, of the 2d inst says:
Nfonroo District, I.23l—Democratic ma- ; "Yesterday morning while the workmen
jority in 1810, only 361--nett gain S7O. were engaged in a deep cut on section 62,
A letter from Charlottsville, to the edi , iof the Central Rail Road, the bank caved
for of the Enquirer says: "I send you. i
the I .
lia and entirely buried four negroea, two
final and accurate result of our Coortresa
were killed, the others were taken out alive,
sional Elections. Up to tl.is evening we i
were in some doubt. MI uncertainty, but very seriously i njured. The negroes
li ,sever, is now slispelled. The majorities I were valuable, and belonged to Messrs
are as follows.:
_. . Charles & Robert Collins.
Madison, 40r Bedford, 356
Greene. 87 Nelson, 101
Orange, 16 Albemarle, 60
Amherst, . 34
21 maj. for Gilmer.
The Legislature stands: Democrats 73,
and Whigs.s9—Dernocratic majority 14.
Braxton and Lewis 1, and Randolph . 1, to
be heard from--last year Democratic.
The Lynchburgh Virginian states that
there is an overwhelming Detuderatic ma
jority in the popular vote.
The Ratio:oil Intelqgencer ita recent_
date, states that "thereeraa niiieit excite
ment during the whole 'of yesterday in that
city, growing out of a suspicion that a per•
son had been murdered and dragged into
the Washington Canal, in the rear of the
vegetable market house. It is possible, if
not probable, that a hoax nas been practised
upon ilte public; yet appearances seem to
favor the idea that there has been some foul
play. We shall merely testify to what we
have seen, and let others form their own o-
pinions of the matter. It is certain, then,
that blood and human hair, with small frag.
ments of a human skull, were found, with
a sprinkling of brains, (believed also to be
human.) early yesterday morning, on a
woodpile near the edge of the canal, and
that blood and marks of blood were discov
ered on the north side of the canal, in the
I l ineation above described. The canal near
the spot was dragged for more than two
1 hours, but no human body, or part of a ho.
man body, could be found. A pair of old
worn-out pantaloons were discovered not
lar from the bloodstained earth, but no
blood found on them. Various are the
conjectures which have arisen from these
1 circumstances. Many believe that a bar
\ barons and bloody murder has been come
mitted; others incline to regard the matter
as a hoax:"
Deplorable.—A eon of Mr Milliman,
near Chicago, snapped a rifle at the head ,
of his little sister in- sport and by direction
of his father, which proved to be loaded,
end was discharged into the forehead of
the child, killing it instantly.
There wa3 frost in the vicinity of Elk
ton, old nearly every morning last week,
and on Tuesday morning the ice was as
thick as window glass. Bad fur fruit.
They have great times in New York
just now with their anniversaries. The
pspers are filled with their reports. •
• ' '`. - '.''. ':;We , -- 71 17t - : L ''''- -
2-4 0 1014
Atotibalet4iiiiiil hiiiiiiation as Deputy Seers- i
ta4•of the State. In specking of his resignation
this Keyst one observes that Mr H has always been
found nobly battling on the side of Democracy,
and has never permitted himself to be led off from
the grreat prioci?les of the party by any clique or
The steamboat "Dove" was sunk lately
in White's river, about 20 miles below
Batesville, and it is supposed will be a to
tal loss. No part of the cargo can be ea.
The steamer "Favourite" was also snag
ged and sunk on the 26th ult , in the Ma.
barna river, just above McCarthy 's shoals,
and is entirely lost. She had on board a
full earl° of cotton.
It seems that a portion of the more ar
dent friends of Mr. Clay in Philadelphia ,
engaged an ingenious mechanic of that city
to construct an anatomical effigy of that
distinguished statesman, of sugar candy,
after the plan of the Mannikin, by the cel
ebrated Doctor Azzovu of Paris. It is
is said to have been of singular fidelity to
nature as well as the likeness of the orig•
inal. At a recant wine party given by the
grand Central Clay Club Committee at the
Club rooms on Chesnut street, it was re
solved tot.distribute portions of the sugar
candy image among the leading friends
throughout the state, and a gentleman
of this city (formerly a leading friend of
General Harrison) has received one of the
most delicate and curiously constructed
parts of it—classed by Prof. Silliman as an
The Comet among the Turks.—A letter
:rom Constantinople, dated 30th March,
say.:—The comet continues to occupy the
attention of the public. The Turks are
for 'the most part, convinced that its ap.
pearance is one of the signs, forerunners,
of the last day, and that it also predicts
fearful misfortunes. The phenomenon,
which is gradually becoming m ire faint,
has cart led off all the caloric from these
parts. The weather has been colder since
its appearance, than at any period of the
winter. The thermometer has fallen at
night as low as 25 deg Fahrenheit, and the
mountains on the Asiatic coast, bordering
the Propontes, have been covered with
snow. The Malta Times states that on
the 17th of March, the inhab:tants of that
i-land were both rueptised and in some
instances alarmed, by the appearance.
The Raratan Frigate.— It is mated in
the Philadelphia Gazette that orders have
been received at the Navy Yard, in
that city, to prepare the frigate Raritan to
be launched immediately.
We are happy to learn that the benefit
of that excellent and versatile actress, Mrs
Kent, takes place on Wednesday next,
when a galaxy of talent seldom c'mgrega•
led together on the boards of a theatre
will appear in a variety of the most popu•
lar entertainments. To enhance the at
tractions, Mr Nichols and his equestrian
company have volunteeted their service , ;
on which occaston an equestrian drama of
magnificent splendor will he brought for
ward. Mr Hamlin, the celebrated posture
master, will likewise go through his extra
ordinary performance; and though last, not
least, the far famed representative of negro
character, John Smith, and the piccaninny
Coleman, will contribute their share to the
amusement of the eve4ing,. The Benefit-.
ciare will appear in two favorite characters.
It is almost needless to say that the private
and professional character of this lady, in
deoendant of the great array of talent off.
ered on that evening, will fill the house to
Good Advice is thus given by the Louis
ville Penant:— •
'Cease your grumbling about dull times
—bring in your advertisements, and if you
then have a chance to cotnplain of business
being dull, grumble as much as you pleare,
but until the proper means of notifying
your customers of what you may have to
dispose of, have been resorted to, never
expect any improvement in you business.'
ni Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, we will sett a
O general assortment at seasonable Dry Goods, con
sisting of Cloths, Cassimerrs, Calicoes, Bleaened and
Brown Musllos„ Flannels, Book and Swiss Mostins, hie.
onet and Ciyatlirk Muslin', Mous de Laines, Ticking,.
tinnen Cambrk and Cotton Hd,fs.,Sullperiders,
White and Lead col'd Hose, Spool Cotton, Sewing Silk
and Twist, !cc. /ie.
AT2 O'CLOCK P, M.—One 2 horse Carriage nearly
new, Eastern make, a superior article with 3 seats and
fall top; 20 doz. Eastern 3 and 4 prongs Manure Forks.
New Furniture, consisting of Mahogany and other
Chairs, Tables, Cradles, Beadstends. cherry and others,
also a variety of second ha S nd Furniture.
FAHNESTOCK ,t Co.
AFINE LOT OF FRESH SHAD will be of.
fered for sale this Morning, the 15 inst., at
the Canal Bailin, opposite R • Craddock. Store.
DP.3IVEL WICK. JOHN D WICK.
L. & J. D. WICK,
Wholesale Grocers Delieril in Produce,
116 Wood Street. 4 doors above Filth et.
FIRE, STEAM BOAT AND GARDEN
11.8VING made extensive arrangements for the man
ufacture of the above article, I am now prepared '
to Oil all orders for COPPER 4. I VD -IRON RITETED
HOSE, and which I loured shall be made of the very best
material and workmanship, equal in quality, and ten
percent, less than the Eastern mann facture.
Orders .eft with A Fulton, Brass Forinder,2ad street,
or at my Saddle, Barnes* and Trunk Blare. No. 36
Wood street, corner of Diamond alley, will be promptly
attendotto. R H ',ARTIST.
N, of rivßed Illachlne Sands made se
abon; Woo, all kin4e of Dose
tor Wood and sth sts,
I N FORMATION, has been-received. t baton the 26th
dayufJuly tart, a package was made np at the of
fice of the Collector of the Custoinsat Orleaas.con.
-l i v ed ury notes of the Un it ed Stales, which
c a n been rece at that office, and had been paid and
cantelled by writing upon theit "face, and by a receipt
endorsed upon them, which package has not beet. receiv
ed, It has been ascertained that some of the notes thus
paid and cancelled have been paid Into the castum.houses
and to receivers of public moneys, bearing very slight
Indications, if say, of a prior cancellation; from which
it is apprehended that others, of the same description
way be in circulation. At these notes are wholly inval
io, and cannotbe received, or inn ny way acknowledge
by the Treasury, it is deemed prper to publish
l o wing abstract of thew, that the public may on
guard against receiving them
J. C. SPENCER,
SLCIETART or TOIL TRYASORT
List sj Treasury .Notes referred to in the above notice
Date of Note
3354 C 10 November, 1837
6929 13 23 June, 1838
6643 A 25 August,
388 A 1 May,
252 C 6
260 B 13 "
213 C llu
252 C 5 March,
734 B 29 July,
327 C 24 October,
—B 17 December,
66 B 2 January
2942 B 20 "
C 12 February,
200 6 16 "
163 A "Z 3
171 C 3 March,
230 C 6 "
134 B It
19 A 9
77 B 11
64 A 12 ••
5.57 B 31 "
527 B 5 April,
537 C ••
553 A ••
772 A 23 "
200 B 30 .•
nie B 23 May
487 A 3 "
404 B 6 "
805 A 5 ••
395 8 5 ••
396 C 6 "
403 C 6 "
879 C 3 "
394 A 6 "
673 A 13"
675 C ••
I 579 C 26 , "
30 C 31"
33 C ••
160 B 7 June,
751 A 15 ••
356 B 18 "
112 A 28"
558 C 7 Jay,
610 A 12 "
220 A ••
221 B ••
537 G "
129 C "
691 A "
397 l "
520 A "
265 A • •
399 C "
721 A ••
567 C "
4441 B ••
441 C ••
377 B ••
762 C ••
337 A • •
389 B ••
563 B "
421 A ••
293 B "
294 C ••
713 B ••
780 C "
571 A "
576 C "
600 C "
614 B "
205 A 30 Serge& er,
717 C 7 October,
1 122 C
1 045 A
1 303 C 5 November,
1313 B "
1 340 B 41
423 A 13 ••
7 65 C 19 "
1552 A 24
1658 B 25 El
1666 A 1 December,
840 C 10 ••
1884 C 23 "
,543 C 30
1616 B 31
985 A 5 February,
881 • B
20 B 7 "
4725 C 12 "
H - I.
1739 B AI
4525 B •
4526 A 11
331 A IP
4391 13 IV
4479 C •
4816 A 14 Yebesary.
5174 9 41
2849 816 "
3600 C , 66
3536 11 ..
3541 A 64
3534 C AS
3538 C 14
3065 8 61
2452 8 II
4656 c Al
4528 g 61
3014 B 61
9058 A "
5308 A 18 "
1233 c .43 6
1214 8 ..
1217 a 14
1213 A IS
1218 c 11
1222 A IS
1219 A ig
1120 g dt
1229 g 4/
1138 A 61
1139 B ..
6205 A /1
6206 8 ..
8191 A ..
8194 A 6
8195 B 46
8198 8 II
8209 A ~
8210 8 61
8214 C 11
8225 B 14
6550 A ~
8192 8 .
6393 c .
6547 A ,
W 4 A
• 6251 1
7658 • B
MS B •
rsr6 C C
165 4 0
I no B
, 546 A
it 4 ~,
WA& A 1 April
130 04-9 2
15 13 2 6 C A: 5
624 C 6
17764 A 12
572 B 13
15791 B 18
100 g *
AC - ti
100 6 - *
1 0 0 ir
56. 1 1
0 91 0 60 5 4 .1 1
sob 41 `
1 500 00 6 1
S 4 lO / W
' 10? 6
' 500 6
• 1,000 6
• 100 6
• 1,000 I
F. 100 5
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