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JAS. B UCHANAN,
Subject to the deciL4ou of
THE DEIOCRATIC NA.TIOEAL CONVENTION.
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PHILLIPS & SMITH, EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS
PITTSBURGH, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
WILLIAM IVILKINS, Peebles.
JOHN NEGLEY, Butler.
ALEXANDER BRACKENRIDGE, Pitt,
JAMES A. GIBSON, Pine,
WILLIAM STURGEON, Fayette,
JOHN ANDEREGG, Pitt.
ELIJAH TROVILLO, City.
GEORGE R. RIDDLE, Allegheny.
JAMES CUNNINGHAM, Mifflin.
ROBERT GLASS, City.
DAVID HARTZ, Allegheny.
ROBERT DONALDSON, Wilkins.
JAMES CLARKE, of Indiana,
JESSE MILLER, of Perry,
W.M. B. FOSTER, Jr. of Bradford
THE SHERIFFALTY.—A letter appears in the Au
rora of - Saturday, signed by a considerable number of
personqs, several of whom we have always believed to
birpolitical opponents, asking Mr. RODY PATTERSON
to become a volunteer candidate for Sheriff. The rea
eon assigned by them fur making this request is, that
the "delegates from Plum, ono from Moon, one from
Muffin, and one from Jefferson," "violated their in
structions" in the late Democratic Convention in voting
Col. Trovillo. We have before alluded to this
large,against these delegates, and endeavored to show
falsity—and we may in future pursue the subject,
(I prove to the satisfaction of every democrat in the
.ounty, that if instructions had been adhered to on both
ballots by all the delegates, Col. Titovitto would still
`save had a majority in the convention. Such is at present
trr solemn conviction,—and if we could believe for a
Iment, the accusations of this letter, we could not
Jport the nomination. But our respect for the ac
ised delegates is too-great, their own statements and
tat of their constituents with whom we have !spoken,
too clear and convincing, for us to give credence
the serious charges so inconsiderately brought against
.n his reply to this letter, Mr. Patterson alludes to
course of certain individuals "having control of a
ior professing to be the organ of the party," wh o
, e assailed his character by '•underhanded and se
.charges." We presume the editors of this paper
here meant, and we can only express our surprise
t such a statement should have been made by Mr.
As we have reason to believe, however, that it has
extensively circulated in conversation, we are
.to have this opportunity to deny it in a public and
itive manner. During.. the whole course of the can
we refused peremptorily to admit into our columns,
matter how it may have been signed, any article as
sailing any candidate for nomination—those whose pie
ces have been rejected can attest the truth of this.—
Whenever the candidates for nomination were alluded
to, we spoke of them all as deserving the confidence of
the party, and worthy of its favors. It was not neces
sary for us to give a specific pledge to support thetick
et; that we would d-s so no one entertained a doubt.—
Our steady and unwavering course during the eight
years wo have conducted democratic papers in this
county, was u sufficient guaranty on that subject. And
We defy any man to show a line of ours, written during
the whole canvass, which evinced a preference for any
crinclidatefor nomination—indeed, so impartialwas our
course, that, since the convention, we have been asked
by constant readers of our paper, who we had prefer
red individually for the various offices. This should
convince any man that whatever were our preferences
we did nut attempt to thrust them on the people, and
must effectually put down the false and slanderous ac
ensation t.hntviehave used undue or unfair means to af
fect any of the candidates.
Mr.-Patterson declines to be a candidate for the
Sherifalty, and says he must "decidedly refuse to per
mit Oa name to be used against the nominee of the
party," Coi. Tam' tu.o, for whom, he says, he will
DiLEGATE SYsTE3l.—The Committee of Corres
'pondence, at their meeting on Wednesday last, report
ed a plan for re-modelling the Delegate System. The
mode proposed might do very well to ensure an equal
representation of the party in.the Conventions, if the
people had time to study it, but it will have but little
effect in abolishing the evils complained of in the pres
ent system. There arc too many rules, and there is
too much detail about it, to make it easily understood;
and the people who have neither the time nor the incli
nation to devote to the study of such matters, will be as
•. much at the mercy of the wire-workers, as ever. Al
though care is taken to close every avenue to fraud, yet
still its practise is by no means difficult, and those who
would resort to it, have almost as many facilities asun-
Aer . the old system.
The Committee recommend that the delegates should
be elected by ballot, instead of by marking, and that
the primary meetings should be governed by the rules
of the general election: and should the people wish to
iastructtheirdelegates, they are to vote for the candi
dates who will come before the Convention for nomi
nation. This is very well; but would it not be infinite
ly preferable to vote for the candidates only, and have
a return judge in each district, whose sole duty will be
to meet the return judges from the other wards and
townships, and present the vote of his district. The
candidate having the highest number of votes should be
declared nominated. Under such a plan there is no
room for fraud, after the decision of the primarymeet
ings. The delegates have nu opportunity to disobey
the will of ..46eir constituents, or to trade away their
votes; their simple duty is to cast up the votes polled,
and to declare the persons nominated. This plan is
imjde, easily understood, and guards as effectually a
gainst fraud, as can be done by the rules of our general
The plan of the Committee, fixing a ratio of repres
entation, will evidently appear to our country friends
,frs atteffort to give the cities an advantage over the
country in the Convention, and although thzt may not
haveheen the object of the Committee,yet such would,
nevertheless, be the consequence of the system recom
mended, should it be adopted.
Smae of the suggestions of the Committee mig,lit be
ith advantage; but the people would gain
taking the whole plan as a substitute fur
system; it wuuld furnish no certain remedy
Jes now complained af, and would burden
.tedings of oar Conventions with a multitude of
which no Ixnauftt would arise.
JUDGE Lyscn has been holding a Court at Elmira, From the N. 0. Tropic, September 12.
New York, and has awarded an elegant suit of tar LATE AND INTERESTING FROM TEXAS.
and feathers to a person who appears to have been The steamship Sarah Barnes arrived from Galveston
eminently deserving of the conylimeet. The facts of yesterday morning. Among the passengers were
Messrs. Gray and Cummings, formerly Ist and 2d
the case are as fidlews: a scamp, whose name is not
Lieutenants of the sloopof war Austin
given by the Elmira Gazette, laid a deep and villainous . Texas • • LeviWe learn from Lem Gray, that Dr. i Jones—
scheme to destroy a happy family who resided in one anti-Houston—ha s been elected to Congress from Gal
, of the towns in Chernung county by circulating infa- veston, by the meagre majority of six or eight votes.—
ry Col. Morgan, formerly Navy Commissioner, has been
mous reports, which, in the end, led to a tempera
d w efe G ate_d e i t i t i .t, Harris county, by about 80 votes. Col.
dissolution of the family. Ho was imprisoned, but
has been elected from San Antonio.—
after an investigation had resulted in a trilunpliat rofu- There A
is L out earn doubt that a majority of the members
tation of his slanders, the aggrieved parties humanely of Congress elect, are friendly to Houston, although it
forgave him, and he was
is quite probable that COM. Moore will be reinstated
released on Friday, Bth inst.
d in ia his position in the Navy, after which he will inime-
The residents of the village got wind of what was go- .
ing on, and gathered around the prison, awaiting his The most important news by this arrival, is the con
appearance. He started to leave the village, hut "tar l firmation of the total failure of Col. Snively's "Santa
Fe Expedition." The Clarksville Standard states that
and feathers! ride him on a rail! Lynch him! Lynch
essrs. -T. C. Forbes and Gilbert Rn arrived
him!" being the mottoes of the villagers, he was speedi-
place on the 31st July, having left
Col. at Snively's
ly carried before a Court duly organized by Judge forces after the surrender of Captain Cooke. They
Lynch, and sentenced to receive a "coat of tar and stated that at the time Col. S. surrendered, Capt. Chan
feathers, and to be rode upon a rail," without the dler was only eight miles distant, with seventy-six Tex
rhTehfaese rejrces o o f ie a d
t the c troops ea u re ra d ler Col. S. Soon
limits of the Corporation; there to be released on con
dition of a promise that he would never again make Chandler proposed P sendin a g pp out spies, to see whether
his appearance in the vicinity. The sentence was ex- the Dragoons crossed the river above, to escort the tra
ecuted in excellent style, to the gratification of a large derv, and if not, to take them. This Snively would
not accede to, saying that he considered it imprudent to
number of spectators, and the Gazette says it was ap
go up, for fear of Armijo s force. He refused to let
proved by all. But it was an outrageous violation of Chandler take volunteers and go, saying that lie held
law, - and must have an evil influence upon the popu- the authority for the expedition, and if they went, it
lation, among whom it was perpetrated. would be without authority. They were thus tied up
for several days, until the men induced Snively w re
sign. Then, when the traders had gat five days start
from the crossing, traveling nightand day, it was found
that they had no escort, and could have been captured
without an effor . The distance from tho crossing to
Santa Fo is only 230 miles, and it would have been
impossible to overtake them, until they got to the
neighborhood ofSanta Fe. Our men had not sufficient
force to bring the wagons from there, and all but sixty
five of the men returned, fifty of them by way of Mis
souri. The others elected Wakefield their commrui
der,and pushed on under authority of his commission.
They will probably do little or nothing. Suavely is
Capt. Chandler returned with the remainder of the
troops, and has arrived safely in Robertson county.
Fein men were killed by Indians: their names are
John H. Davis, Elisha C. Simmons, Frthcis Sharpe,
and a man named Caldwell, of Paris, Lamar county.
Messrs. Forbes and Rngin says Oat the subordinate
officers and men under the command of Captain
Cooke, believe that he was bribed by the Mexican
traders to cross over with a detachment into Texas.
The editor of the Standard adds, this can hardly be
doubted, unless he is a fool.
Still later information is brought by the National
Vindicator, puleished at the seat of Government.—
That paper says
Col. Warfieicl and Mr. Terrell have just arrived in
town; in our next we will give an authentic account of
the whole expedition. As the Cot. states, that which
appeared in the Northern Standard Extra, is by no
The Galveston Civilian of the 30th tilt., has the fel=
El. B. M. sloop of war Scylla returned from Vera
Cruz, and anchored off this ;eel on Monday, bringing,
as is reported, despatches toe the British Minister
ElT'The Philadelphia Sun says that young Saun
ders, the Forger, got the rudiments of his moral edu
cation, in the Saloons and tippling shops of the Thea
tres. He is said to have been stage-struck, and to
support the extravagance attendant on his Theatrical
passion, he was forced into the dishonest practices that
have brought him to his present lamentable position.
THE RIVER.—The Cincinnati Inquirer of the 90th
ult., says, " we have now a very large river, and there
is a npdrt that we may expect a rise from above of
10 feet more. Some of the largest boats—the
Harkuway and Ihe§eioto Valley, have dropped down
to the landing to take in freight. The Empress has
l eft for New Orleans with a pretty good freight."
THE ELECTION.—We again insert the proclama
tion of the Sheriff for the next general election with the
latest corrections. They relate to the places of voting
in Allegheny city:—in the First, Second and Third
Wards of ,that city, the election will be held at the
public school house of each ward: in the Fourth Ward,
it will be held at the office of B. Si:nmons, Esq.
WHITMORE, THE SWIFDLER.—The Norfolk Herald
states that this accomplished swindler was iu that Bur.
ough last winter, where be left his marks f;r a small
amount. The Herald adds:
We learn from good authority that this skilful finan
cier, whilein Richmond last winter, seeing a notice in
one of the papers, of the success of Mr. S. N. Bots
ford, of this borough, in electrotype gilding, was there
by induced to come to Norfolk, fur the purpose of ac
quiring a knowledge of an art so well calculated to serve
him in his vocation of forgery and swindling. He
made overtures to Mr. Botsford, wo learn, to obtain a
knowledge of his secret, but a fec being required in
advance, he dropped the subject. Having heard that
a gentleman at Old Point could give him instructions,
be, (with a confederate by the name of Barnes,) ap- 1
plied to that source of information, announcing him
self as James C. Whitmore, M. D. Here, by the pre
of a "promise to pay," (which was never ful
filled,) he obtained his object, and after gettingliris bat
teries made, he and his accomplice (who he said was
his wife's brother,) left for Washington without pay
ing his tavern bill, leaving his wife and one child in
On his passage to Washington he attempted to rum,
the rig upon the captain of the Oceola, but finding it was
"pay your passage or be set ashore," he gave a pair of
gold specs as security. After an absence of several
weeks, he wrote to Mr. Walters, at whose hotel in Nor
folk he had left his wife and child, and enclosed him
an accepted draft on New York, for a larger amount
than the debt he owed Mr. W., requesting that ender
man to pay the difference to his wife, or send her on;
which was done. The draft, however, turned out to
be a villainous fraud. Nu such firm as that purported
to be drawn upon, was over beard of in New York!
But these, it seems, were nut the only instances of
his genius. While at Old Point he saw some "Friction
primers" made by Mr. Perkins, to whom !he invention
belongs, and who had then prop:dals before the De
partment at Washington to furnish the Government.—
This contract had the address to obtain.
RttonE ISLAND. —The Providence Evening Chroni
cle states that Thomas W. Door arrived at Pawtucket,
Mass., on Monday, awl is expected to arrive at Provi
dence on Wednesday.
The Chronicle says:—
"The Supreme Court is now in session here, and it
is believed that he contemplates giving himself up, and
demanding a trial—but of this wo cannot speak defi
The determination of the authorities of the State wo
know; and they are, that Mr. Darr shall be at once ar
rested and committed to prison, on his arrival within
the borders of the State. So, that, upon the whole,
whether ha gives himself up or not, if he comes to R.
Island, he must go to prison, and from thence to his
trial, by a jury of his country, when, if he is convicted,
he will probably endure a lung imprisonment while, if
acquitted, he will at once take his place among us as a
The presumption in the first place, seems to be, that
it will be a difficult matter to get a jury to sit upon Mr.
Dorr's case, on account of the fact that there are but
few of our citizens who have not made up their minds
in the matter, either one way or the other; while, in the
second place, if a jury were to be empannelled, on the
presentation of the evidence, it would seem to be al
most an impossibility to get twelve men either to ac
quit or convict him."
THE ➢TIER PRISONERS
The schooner Richard St. John, Capt. Everson, from
Tobasco, arrived at this port yesterday, bringing,among
other passengers, a Mr. Samuel H. Walker, a native
of Maryland, who escaped from the prison at Tacubaya,
on the 30th July, and Mr. Dalryniple a native of New
York, who escap4xlwith Gen. Green irom Perote. In
addition to those who mode their escape with General
Green from the walls of Perote, we are informed by
Mr. Walker, that himself and three others, Wm. Cope
land, of Va., D. H. Gattis, of Ala., and James Charles
Wilson, of England, effected their delivery from Tac
ubays, on the 3f:hit of July. Copeland having escaped
the 29th alone. Walker, Gattis and Wilson made their
way for Tampico, but owing to the vigilance of the
Mexicans, they were retaken four times. The first time
they were recaptured, they effected a deliverance for the
paltry sum of $1 per head, from the base and degraded
Mexicans, and at other times by the must flimsy Strat
agems. The prisoners at Tacubara continue to work
the streets, but the rigoroustreatment that has been ex
tended to them has been materially mitigated since the
armistice between Texas and Mexico. The chains have
been taken off the convict overseers have been dis
placed, and the brutal ruffians who act as tusk masters
are no longer allowed to cudgel and lacerate unfortu
nate captives. Mr. Walker informs us, that nine pri
soners have died in prison since their arrival at Tacu
baya, and when he left it was hourly expected that
Judge Usher, formerly a member of Congress in TeX
as, would die of consumption, neglect and ill treatment.
The prisoners are now occupied in improving the
streets in front of Santa Anna's palace. Since their
escape, Copeland has not been heard of—Gattis was
left on the road sick; Wilsonembarked at Tampico fur
New York, and Mr. Walker arrived in this city. as we
stated,in the schooner Richard St. John.—N. O. Tro
BREACH 15 THE MIAMI CANAL.—The Cincinnati
Message says that the embankment of the Miami Ca‘
nal, four miles from that city, gave way and le,ithe wa
ter out of the Canal. The country was inundateil to
some distance below. Sumo injury was done the corn
crops, and many fences were c5WCpt. away.
We learn that the Texan prisoners arc to be march
ed to the Rio Grande in a body and there liberated,
and that a request has been forwarded to this Govern
ment to provide means for defraying their expenses
front thence to the settlements iu TOMS.
It is said also, that Santa Anna requests all Mexi
can prisoners iu TOXIIi to be taken to the same place
and liberated. ‘Vhcrther he supposes that the prison
ers taken by Cul. Snively's party have not been releas
ed, er that the large number of Mexicans who were
captured at San Jaciuto, and have remained ever since
in Texas, have been kept here contrary to their own
wishes, we do not know; but whatever he may have
imagined, there are no Mexican prisoners here. Those '
taken by Col. Salvely were released in a few days, and
these captured at San Jacinto have been at perfect
liberty ever since 3336, but have mostly preferred re
maining in the errantry to returning to Mexico. Some
of them in this city, on being told that they were to be
given op to Santa Amu, expressed great indignation
at such a measure.
The same paper gives us the subjoined paragraphs:
A ram narnA Thomas Wells, formerly a sailor oo
one of our naval vessels. was stabbed to death iu this
city, on Saturday evening. by J. W. Pilant, formerly
a gambler at Ileusttm. The parties it seems quarrel
led and fought about a bet of two bias at a game of
Stephen Hard, who kept a house. of entertainment
at the West end of the Island, was, we learn, shot dead
on Sunday, by a man named "fobs,.
Pilant WILS arrested and committed by Justice James,
for trial at the District Court, but was brought out on
a writ of habeas corpus, arid admitted to bail by Judge
Morris, in the sum of $b0,000—(old Treasury Notes).
W Corros.—Five bales of the new crop of cot
ton were received by the steamer Lady Byron, from
Houston, on Thursday—raised by Col. P. M. Coney,
on the Brazos--quality middling fair—and sold at 7
cents per pound, cash, and shipped to Bremen, by
Messrs. H. H. Williams & Co., on board the Gallint
Union, Capt. Martens, and we predict will be the first
cotton of the growth of 1843, from this continent, land
ed in Europe.
Relative to the treaty with the Indians, the Houston
Citizen of the 2d inst. says:
There has been a rumor in town for some days buck,
to the effect that the treaty with the Indians hail fail
ed, and that the President returned to Washington on
Saturday last. Our advices from Washington up to
Monday the2Bth, make no mention of the matter: wo
are therefore induced to believe the rumor to be un
founded. It is probable, however, that the President,
findino. ' that the treaty would . be attended with greater
delay than was anticipated, and deeming his presence
necessary at the seat of Government, left the treaty
ground before the chiefs and commissioners arrived.
Verbal accounts of a late date say the President
had not returned, nor had any intelligence been receiv
ed from him fur many days. Some of those who love
Rome more than Ctesar, were in hopes the savages
had taken possession of "Old Sam."
LATER FROM ENGLAND
By the Packet Ship Victoria, Capt. Morgan, arrived
at New York, on Tuesday, the editors of the Express
have received London papers to the 21st ult.
Four disastrous fires occurred, on the 13th and 19th
August, in the heart of the city of London and the
borough of Southwark, one of which was attended
with the loss of five lives. Toppings wharf, Toolcy
street, and the Church of St. Gloves, Southwark, were
entirely destroyed, and property to the amount of
£50,000 invoked in the ruin.
The fire at which the loss of life occurred was in
Fetter lane, Fleet street, on the premises of Mr. New
bery, chemist. An exploion took place which killed
Mr. Newbury, and a Mr:ll.oss, wife and two sisters,
who were occupants of,the house.
Gen. Espartero and Gen. Van Helen arrived at Fal
mouth MI the 19th, in H. B. M. steam vessel Prome
theus, from the Tagus, having touched at Bayonne, in
the hope of meeting the duchess of Victory, but with
out success. The steamer proceeded to Havre imme
diately, withoutlanding the Ex-Regent.
The Heraido of Spain, states that the King of the
French had recognized ie new Government, and ap
pointed the Dake oiGlucksburgh, who had been hith
erto only charged with the direction of the business 1
of the legation, first Secretary of the Embassy and
charge d'Affaires of France, at Madrid.
Gen. Concha had resigned the rank of Lieut. Gene
ral, to which he had been promoted by the new Gov
ernment, and - announced his intention to retire into
private life after the final triumph of the national
It had been decided in Council That no Minister of
Foreign Atrairs should be appointed until the meeting
of the Ccrtcs.
The Duch of Victory and General Scoane, had
prOceeded. from Bordeaux for Paris.
The disturbance in Wales continued.
..• • - -
Dreadful Death of Mr. Aymer, the celebrated
American l'aulter.—Thi s unfortunate man. whose
recent performance at the English Opera, under the
management of Van Amburg and Titus, excited sc
much admiration in iris peculiar departmen•, met his
death on Thursday night at the circus of Mr. Batty,
proprietor of 1410 Royal Amphitheatre, who has SC
esmbikatments in va iou. pans of the kingdom, and
one in the island of Jersey,' where the late Perforator
was fulfilling an engagement. The particular perform
ance for which Mr. Aymer was announced, concluded
with a double sommerset, a feat considered. almost (if
not quite) impossible, and in throwing it the ill-fated
artist, instead of alighting on his feet, fell on his neck,
and death was the immediate result. Mr. Batty on
hearing the fatal intelligence yesterday morning, im
mediately quitted London for Jersey, to render eve
ry assistance that his liberality can effect on the mel
ancholy occasion. Smith, a great trampoline and
vaulter, met his death in a manner precisely similar
clarify , - the management of Messrs. Darrow and West,
at As tley's ' some seasons back.
The opposition papers comment in severe terms on
the collision with the French fishermen MT Newfound
land, in which one of them was killed by the fire of an
English vessel. The Constitutional observes, that
even were it true that those fishermen were within
Enslish limits, and that warnings had been given and
disregarded, the English corvette had other means to
enforce respect for her rights than by having recourse
to the brutal argument of fire-arms. He could have
seized on the delinquents, and have had them tried
instead of firing upon them.
THE WHIG GAME BLOCKED.
There does not appear to be any position too absurd
for the whig politicians to attempt to manage. Every
1 body knows that Mr. Clay has been thrice defeated as
a candidate for the presidency—that he was the rev
larcandidate--that he was the nominated candidate.
And yet. strange to say, the whig presses are every
where laboring to show that he has never been the reg
ular candidate of their party—and hence never the de
hatted whig candidate. Their object in this is to do
1 away the impression of unpopularity which defcat is
I supposed to cru-ay with it. The N. .Y. Commercial '
puts a stopper on this effort of the whigs thus—
' "We certainly remember—was it a dream?—being
i in attendance, as a delegate from this city, upon a great
i whig convention at Baltimore, in the month of Decem
-1 ber, 1831, of which convention the late Governor Bar
bour, of Virginia, was president. It was a most able
, convention, containing a greater amount of talent and
character than we have ever seen in Congress. Brad
ish and Ketchum, and Hugh Maxwell, were among
, the delegates from this state. John Sargeant and
Josiah Randall, and Dillingham, were among the del
egates frorn Pennsylvania Strong delegations were
there from New England, among whom were Alexan
der H. Everett and General Dearborn; of Massachu
setts, and John Brown Francis, of Rhode Island.—
Virginia had a host of talent there; Kentucky a noble
band of worthies—a constellation of intellectual and
eloquent meu—among whom were Frank Johnson,
Denny, and Col. Combs. Josiah S. Johnson was there
from Louisiana—and more than a hundred others—
"At this convention Hoary Clay was unanimously
'nominated fur President and John Sergeant for Vice
President. Alexander H. Everett wrote the address
,—and a noble performance it was. After the convee-
Lion closed, we all went to Washington, and had a fine
time of it. Repairing to our homes, we all went iuto
fight, and never did any army behave better, or endure
longer--orget much worse defeated. But perhaps the
reminiscence is only the broken frugments of a dream.
Prithee, friend; tell us if it be so or not."
To the general reader it may be interesting to add
the electoral vote of 1832. Henry clay carried 49 of
2136 votes—not one-fifth of the electoral college. J ohn
Floyd 11. iVilliam Wirt 7, and Andrew• Jackson 219.
THE RETORT COURTEOUS
While complaining of the bud habits of one city, it is
well enough not to forget those of another. Few have
much to bragof when the whole truth is known. The
N. 0. Picayune sap:
"The New York Esprea sneers at an advertisement
of a "Jackass, Dog and Bull Fight" at Gretna, and
calls it "refined s uminer amusement. at New Orleans."
If he will go on Sunday out into the suburbs of his own
city—say the va7:ant lots near the Ball's Head—how
many men and boys will he find engaged in bull baiting,
and that with a full knowledge of the city magistrates,
and within their jurisdiction! Onr police has nothing,
to du with the amusements of Gretna. Of all the cities
upoh earth to complain of blackguardi di, ruffian scoun
drels, and their congenial spirits, New York is the last.
Where is Mary Itegers! Who shut Corliss! Who
killed McCoy? Where is the Broadway Cottage and '
Mr. Dingier? Our Magistrates would hang a dozen
loafers at hap hazard wlinnst, to atone for any one such
outrages as we have indicated."
All true enough, no doubt, Picayune. But who
fights duels, summer mornings, and summer evenings,
shoot, stab and slash, while the survivor, scut free, with
cigar in his mouth, walks home to clean his gun 'Jr pol
ish his sword, to "uxflunctify" somebody else. Toll
us that and unyoke. “Magistrates" to be sure may
hang "loafers," in the Crescmt city; but who hangs
"gentlemen?" Still, however, we are none of us - as
virtuous as WO might be. "E'en all mankind to some
loved ills incline." In one city people delight in riots
—in another, itis their supreme pleasure to have a bul
let in the thorax or a thrust in secnnde. We must have
our delicate relaxations, and if they are sought in the
hands of the surgeon or in the arrangements of the un
dertaker, why, there is no disputing about taste. Pain
and pleasure are perhaps more nearly allied than is
supposed by the the unpOosophic.—Penizzy/vaniaiis.
THE PUBLIC DEBT OF NIICIIIG.IN.
We take from the Rochester Democrat the following
statement, evincing a praiseworthy determination on
the part of one of the younger members of the Confed
eracy to do all in her power to maintain inviolate, for
the future, her plighted faith. Will not the older
branches of the family take counsel and example from
this conduct of their younger sister?
"Abell tom: BONI/3.—Thu State of Michigan ap
pears determined io rdeem her credit, and to take the
rank among the solvent States of the Union, to which
she is entitled from the enterprise of her people.
In pursuance of the law of last winter, bonds have been
issued by the Governorof that State for the interest of
that portion of the debt, for which consideration was
rendered, which was made payable in the year 1850,
and which includes the interest up to July 1845, which
interest is payable on the bonds. The Commercial
Bank of this city has received certificates of stock to
the !amount of over 13,000, which will i pay the interest
computed annually, on the bonds held by that institu
tion to the period above mentioned. The provision
whiehhas been made for the payment in full of every
farthing of interest, an the appropriation which has
been made of public lands, and the revenue of public
works, for the ultimate redemption of the debt of Mi
chigan, rocects the highest credit upon the people, the
Legislature, and the executive officers of that flourish
MICHAEL WALSH.—This refractory individual ap
pears to be continually in hot water, in New York, and
we should judge both his person and his purse suffer
considerable. On Monday he was tried no less than
four times in the Court of Sessions of that city: three
seperute cases of libel, and one for an assault and bat
tery. The first case was fur a libel on Levi D. Slamm,
editor of the Plebian. Verdict of the jury guilty.
The second, a libel on Charles M. Tucker—jury could
not agree, and were discharged. Tho third, another
libel on Charles M. Tucker—jury could oot agree.
And the fourth for an assault and battery on Abra
ham B. Millard. Verdict in this case, guilty. Michael
must be fond of the law and its penalties, or he would
not break the ono or be obliged to pay the other so
MR. RATHEWIC.-.1.t is stated that Benjamin Rath
bun is to leave the Auburn, N. Y., prison, this month.
This will not be the case, says the N. Y. Commercial,
unless he receisea the Governor's pardon; the time for
which he was committed will not expire before the
first week in October. It is probable that the Gove
rnor will restore Mr. Rathbun his civil rights, by a par
don, some few hours previous to the expiration of his
five year's imprisonment. We have heard it rumoted
that he will return to Buffalo, and take charge of vne
of the large hotels in that place. Others say that he
will go into the practice of medicine, for which, we
are informed, he is fully competent, having been the
assistant of the physician of the prison during most of
the time he has been . in confinement, and he has
thereby acquired a more than ordinary insight into
the various ills to which the human frame is subject.
C Los ED.—Tbat magnificent establishment, the Pen.
00 ' 5 Theatre, Cincinnati. Reason, the principal per
former is nick.
From the Newark Post
THE SAUNDERS FORGERY
Ragee and his: ife, ch trged with participation in
the late extensive forgeries in New York, were prieSito
ly examined in that cityr E on Thursday and Friday last
Rage° denies all knowledge of; or participation in'
the forger-is He states that ho did not see Saunders
at all on that day. The wife testified that the money
was left at the house about" o'clock on the day of the
forgery. It was enclosed in a wrapper, and directed
to her in Saunders' hand writing. She knew from
whom it came, and said nothing to to husband about
it, till the Monday ablerthc forgeries, (which occurred
on Thursday.) Ho wished her to give it up but she
refused, saying she wonld wait till Saunders gut back
and let him return it himself to his employers. After
the °dicers called upon her and asked her questions,
she became alarmed lest they might search the house
and find it, and suppose that she and het husband were
She sent her husband, in consequence, to the black
woman, with directions to have hem call and see her
to the arrival of the woman, she (Mrs. It.)
enclosed the money in a newspaper, sealed it up and
placed in a small morocco covered box, about nine in
ches long by five sduaro, which had been given to her
by her .nother, and in which she kept her little articles
of jewclr7i. She locked and sealed the box, and gave
it to the woman, with directions to take particular
care of ir. Her husband afterward suggested the pro
priety of getting the box again from the woman, and
returning the money, but she would not permit it,
saying. as before, it was better to wait till Saunders
returned, and make him give it back. The black wo
man disclosed the secret, which led to the arrest of
herself and husband, as already known.
THOUGHTS OF A SUICIDE
The following, which 13 given as having been found
on the body ofa suicide taken from the Thames in
London, though the outpouaiag of a diseased and
poisoned mind, is irresistable in eloquent pathos:
"This body, if ever this body should be found, was
one a thing which moved about the earth despised and
unnoticed, and lied indigent and unlamented. It could
hear, see, feel, smell and taste, with as much quickness,
delicacy and force as other bodies. It had desires
and passions like other bodies, but was doided the use
of tnem by such as had the power and the will to en
gross tac good things of this world to themselves.—
The doors of the great were shut upon it; not because
it was infected with decease or contaminated with its
, famv, but on account of the fashion of the garments
with which it was clothed, and the name it derived from
its forefathers; and because itlia.l not the habit of bgad
ingits knee where its heart owed no respect, nor the
power ofmoving its tongue to glaze the crimes or flat
ter the follies of men. It was excluded the fellowship
of such as heap up gold and silver; cot because it did,
but for fear it might. ask a small portion of their belov
ed wealth. It shrunk with pain and pity from the
haunts of ignorance which the knowledge it possessed
could not enlighten, and guilt that its sensations were
obliged to abhor. There was bat one class of men
with whom it was permitted to associate, and those
weresuch ns had feelings and misfortunes like its own:
among whom it was its hard fate frequently to suff-r
imposition, from assumed worth and fictitious distress.
' Beings of supposed benevolence, capable ofperceiving,
loving, and promoting merit and virtue. have now and
then seemed to dit and glide bef ire it. But the visions
were deceitful. Ere they were distinctly seen, the pha a
toms vanished. Or if such beings do exist, it has ex
perienced the peculiar hardship of never having met
with any in whom both the purpose and the power
were fully nnitpd. Therefore, with hands wearied with
labor, eyes dim with watchfulness, veins but half nour
ished, and a mind at length subdued by intense study,
and a reiteration of unaccomplis led hopes, it was driv
en by irresistable impulse to end at once such a compli
cation of e% ils."
port of Pittsburg!).
Reported by Sheble and Mitchell, Genf cal Ste am
Boat Agents, Trate c street.
4 pl.:1:T WATER. IN THE CEIANNIL
Mt - mai/alit, Parkin . o], Monongahela City,
Kittanning, Gad; Allegheny River,
'lda, Denison, dm
Alpine, Coed Brownsville,
Della, Bowman, do.
Zanesville, Duval, Marietta,
Ohio Muil. Ward, Cincinnati ;
Muscle, Martin, Shousetown.
Mclntire, Scales, Zanesville,
Lancaster, Kliaufeltdr, Cincinnati ;
Daily Beaver Packets.
'Clipper, Crooks, St. Louis.
"Charleston. Fretm in, w Weans;
Vigilant, Ream Cincinnati,
Tiog,n, Blashford, St. Louis,
Belmont, Poe, Cincinnati,
Mingo Chief, Devinuev, Wheeling,
Mclntyra, Seale , , Zanesville,
"Daily Bear. r rackets.
All boats marked tho: (*) in the above list, are provi
ded with Evans' Safety Guard to prevent the explosion
of steam boilers.
The Contention of the friend: r f A-sedation and
enc,uirerA into the practica'iility of a beneficent Social
Reform, will assemble-at TEMPERANCE HALL,
c nner of Smithfield street and Virgin alley, al 10
o'clock this morning..
HORACE. GRELLEY, Esq., or Ncw York. E.
P. GRANT, Esq., of Ohio, 11. H. VAS AMRINGE,E , q,
()Lillis city, arid others, may be exi e:tecl to maize some
_Dr The evening session will commence at 7 o'-
clock. Mr. GREELEY will addressthe Cenventionlion
the subject of "Industry, and the means of improvinz
the efficiency and condition of the laboring cia.3.30?. "
Addresses may also be expected from ?Messrs. Van
As the Hall will Hot be lrtr enough, this ses,iion will
be held at she Now Court House.
First night c.f die Bottle Imp, with new Scenery, &c
Mr. Martnrrr as the
Mr. FOSTER 0,9
Mad. Grochean and Mast. Atrguitua will appear
On Monday, Sept. 25, will b,. pre4ented the
SONGS AND DANCES
To conclude with the
Boxes 50 cents—Pit :25 cents—Gallery 25 cents, for
colored people only. Doors open at 7i o'clock, curtain
rises at 8.
The Fashions! The Fashions!!
T UST received at ALGEO M'GUIRE'S Fashion
el able Head Quarters, a splendid lot of good& for thy.
fall trade; amongst which will be found superior buck
skin plain and l ' ailey cassimeres, new style woolen vel
vet vestings, plain satin and figured silk do.; diamond,
waved and plain Beaver Cloths; a few pieces extra
heavy and fine Broad Cloths, fashionable colors fur
whiter, sack frock coats, extra superfine blue and wool
dyed black, English and French broad cloths. All of
which will be made to order in the most superior
style, at very low prices. ALGEO Sr..7IFGUI RE,
sap 2.5-10td. 4 51. Liberty street.
Mrs. Ellis' Works.
A fresh supply of the popular wfrls of Mrs. Ellis'
ust received at the St. Chill trt.vt Lite; arc Depot, op
os ite the Exchange. a 2:2-1w
From (he Knickerbocker
That your petitioner has provided himself with ma-
terials for the accommodation of travelers and others,
at his dwelling house in the city and ward aforesaid' ,
and prays that your Honors will be pleased to grant
him a licence to keep alioaAe of public entertainment.
And your petitioner as /n duty hound will pray;
We, the subscribers, citizens of the 4th Ward of the
city of Allegheny, do certify, that the above petitioner
i; of good repute for honesty and temperance, and is
well provided with hott..4e room and convenience for
the accommodation and lodging of strangers and oth.
ere, and that said tavern is necessary.
Jacob Gui's - er Chas. Uambaugh Jai. Alberson
A. Kauffman G, V. Wit;arker Felix Ganter
Jacob Lahmen John Veogialy Abram Hays -;
S. Wa.kler V. Scriba John Walter.
PEOCt 4.112 AT :ON
HAE,R,EAmSs.., l et hr G
au. ,: e n t .
lating to the C!! C0mm,,,,,,u1 4 it is en..
joined on nr• te notice of such vicotiuns U
ho held, an 1 to en um. rate in such notice what MlT
are to be l•!etI•II: iu l'unoianco, thereof, I. BJCSiar.-
31IN Wr . ILIA En, Sb !ciTof the County of Allegheny, do
therefore make known, and give this public notice to
the elee tor: said County ef Allegheny, that a General
EleCtion will be held in the said County on the
Second Tuesday of Octobor twit,
at the several election districts therein.
The Electors of the First IVard of the city of Pitts
burgh. to meet at the house of James Little, corner 4th.
and Ferry streets.
The Electors oldie Second Ward of the city of P
burgh, to meet at the house pf Hugh Duffy, on the
corner of Second and Grant Streets.
The Electors of the Third Ward of the city of rim,-
burgh, to meet at the house of J. Dubail, on the'
corner of Seventh Grant streets
The Electors of the Fourth Wand of the city of
Pittsburgh, to meet at the Washington Coffee house, -
corner of St. Clair and Penn streets.
The Electors of the Fifth Word of the city orPitts
burgh, to meet at the house of Alexander Stewart, in
The Electors of the First Ward of the city of Alle
gheny, to meet at the public school house in said ward.
The Electors of the Second Ward of the city of
gheuv, to meet at the public school house in said ward.
Tim Electors of the Third Ward of the city of Mc
' gheny, to meet at the Public School House, in said
Ward, on the East Common.
The Electors of the Fourth Ward of the city of Ana
glieny, to meet at the office of B. Simmons, Esq., in
The Eicctors of Pitt town hip, to meet at the house
now, or lately occupied by Conrad Freyrogie, known
by the name of the "Social Gorden," on the Farmers'
and Mechanics' Turnpike road.
The Electors of Peebles township, to meet at the house
of John Budder. in the village of East Liberty,
The Electors of Wilkins township, to meet at the
bonze of Francis Wilson, ou the Frankstown road, in
said townshi . h
The Electors of Plum township, to met at the house
of Margaret Little, formerly John Little's, in said
The Electors of Versailles township to meet at the
White House, formerly owned by Thomas Neel, on the
Pittsbur,gh and Greensburg Turnpike road, in said
The Electors of Elizabeth township, including the
Borou g h of Elizabeth, to meet at the house formerly no.
cupied by John Walden, in said borough.
The Electors of Jefferson township, t o me e t at th e
house of Michael Snee, formerly occupied by John King
in said township.
The Electors of Mifflin township, to meet at the
hoes: of Samuel Wilson, formerly occupied by James
H. Ned, in said township. -
The Electors of Upper St. Clair township, to meet
the hon:e of Jame: Connor, in said township.
The Electors of Lower St. Clair township, to meet
attire ho.rse of E. McAninch. formerly occupied by
A. H. Harshbarger, at the end of the Monon g a hela.
The Electors of Robinson township, to meet at.tbe
house of Sarah McFarland, furm•orly Andley McFarland
in said township.
The Electors of Fayette township, to meet at the
IRA's,: formerly Matthew McCray'a in Noblestown, in
The Electors of Findley township, to meet at the
house of MeClealand A, Amer, formerly owned by
John Charles in the village of Clint on in said tower
The Electors of Moon township, to meet at the
}muse of Peter Onstot, ia said township.
Thu Electors of Ohio township, to meet at [helloes°
of John Flay, in said township.
The Electors of Franklin township, to meet at the
house formerly occupied by John Shrum, in said town.;
The Electors of Reserve township, to meet at the
Public School House, in the village of Manchester. v
The Electors of Ross township to meet at the house
of Henry Krider, in said township.
The Electors of Pine township, t, meet at the house
of William Cochran, Esq., in said township.
The Electors of West Deer township, to meet at the •
house of Nathan Conley, in said township.
The Electors of East Deertownship, to moot at the
Public School House in the village of Tarentum, in said
The Electors of Indiana township, to meet at the
house formetly occupied by Samuel Mackey, in said
-The Electors of the borough of Birmingham, to meet
at the house formerly occupied by Dominic O'Connor,
deceased, in said borough.
The Electors of the borough of Lawrenceville, us
Meet at the Town House, in said borough.
The Electors of the borough of Sharpsburg, tomes[ _
at the house of James Sharp, in said borough.
At which time and places the qualified electors it
66m-said, will elect by ballot—
ONE PERSON FOR CONGRESS.
ONE-PERSON FOR SENATOR, in conjunction
with Butler Conntv.
FOUR PERSONS FOR MEMBERS OF - AS.; ,
THREE PERSONS FOR CANAL COMMIS ,
ONE PERSON FOR SHERIFF.
ONE PERSON FOR PROTHENOTARY.
ONE PERSON FOR COMMISSIONER.
ONE PERSON FOR COUNTY TREASUREIW, i.
ONE PERSON FOR AUDITOR. .
ONE PERSON FOR CORONER.
And by virtue of the 19th section of the act of the
second of July, 1839, it was enacted that every person, s.
excepting Justices of the Peace, who shall bold any
office or appointment of profit or trust under the Gov
ernment of the United States, or of this State, or of
any city, or incorporated district, whether a commis
sioned officer or otherwise, a subordinate officer or •
agent, who is, or shall be employed under the Legisla
tive, Executive, or Judiciary department of this State; f,
or of the United States, or of any city or incorporated
district, and also that every member of Congress, and
of the State Legislromm and of the Select or Common
Council of any city. or enalissioners of any incorpo.
rated district, is by law i. capable of holding or exerci
sing, at the same time, the office or appointment 04
Judge, Inspector, or Clerk of any election of this Come
monwealth, and that no Inspector, Judge, or other offi
of any such election shall he eli;.ible to any office to be
then voted for.
Also, in and by the 4th section of an act approved the
10th April, 1840, it is enacted—That the 13ih sect/on
of the act passed July the 211, 1839, entitled an act
relating to the elections of this Commonwealth,
not be so construed as to prevent any Malitia Officer
Borough Officer, from serving as Judge, Inspector.
Clerk, at any General or Special Election in this C
And the return • Judges of the respective districts
aforesaid are required to meet at the Court House in
th e c ity of Pittsburgh, on the FRIDAY NEXT ATTER
THE SECOSD TOMSDAY OF OCTOLIZR NEXT, then and -1
there to perform those duties required by law. _
Given under my hand at Pittsburgh, this eight day
of September, A. D., 143, and of the Indepen- 11 .
(knee of the United Stares, the sixty-eight.
BENJAMIN WEAVER, Sheriff:
T° the Honorable the Judzes of the court of Genes
ral Quarter Sessions of the Peace in and fur the
county of Allegheny.
The petition of Johaßoldinger, of the 4th Ward of
t h e ci t y o f Allogfieny, in the county aforesaid, humbly Isfei