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THIC DIXOCRATIC If &TtONAL CONYINTION
IDaitp ,morning Post.
ranufs i •KMTH, ILDIXOII.S 4ND PROMYTORS
1117 1 4311RGR, FIIIDAY.SEP'FF.MBER 29,1343
WILLIAM WILKINS, Pecblos.
JOHN NEGLEY, Butler.
ALEXANDER BRACKENRIDGE, Pitt,
JAMES A. GIBSON, Pine, -
WILLIAM STURGEON, Fayette,
JOHN ANDEREGG, Pitt.
ELIJAH TROVILLO, City.
GEORGE , R. RIDDLE, Allogi2sny.
JAMES CUNNINGHAM, Mimic.
ROBERT GLASS, City.
DAVID HARTZ, 4.lleghony.
- CANAL COM7IISSIO\LRS.
JA\IFS CLARKE, of Indiana,
JESSE MILLER, of Perry,
'WM. B. FOSTER, Jr. cf Bradford
. ' • Any quantity of the regular Democratic Ticket, can
, be had at this office. Our Democratic friends are re
:4 quested to call end supply themselves. sep 28—te.
• Awt Yoe AsstssEnl—Tomorrow will be the last
day on which perons can be assessed in time to entitle
them to a vote at the approaching election. We insert
the names ofthe Assessors in the two cities.
PITTSSUP.OH.—iSt Ward—T. Perkins, Market St.,
between 2nd and 3d.
2nd Ward—W. Whitaker, 2nd abole Grant.
3rd Wand—H. P. Smith, Washington street. a few
doors above the canal.
4th Ward-4oseph O'Brien, Duquesne Way, be
tween Hand street and Garrison alley.
- sth Ward—John Wilkins.
.B.LILEGRENY.-ISt Watd—Wm. A. Irwin, Rubin
' eon street.
• - Cid Ward—Thomas McCombs, Beaver street, near
the Orphan's Asylum.
3rd Ward—Wm. Benson, Esplanade street, near
the Oil Cloth Factory.
4th Ward—Jas. Richey, corner of Sandusky and
PITT TOWS: , ma.—Robert Gallagher, near Fountain
* Pike- - Cot.. Taryv lt.Lo.—We insert, iti this paper, a 'well
written comtremication embracing testimonial!' of the
Prnyery and good cquauct of COL TROVILLO, in the
late war.. -It is impos:ible that his distinguished servi
-oat, so generously and freely rendered, in the period of I
hitt country's eatremest !writ, can ever be efEiced j
the isiiertory of his fellow citizens. So long as hive
qra:Santry and ardent devotion to her behests, are
Rooked upon as virtues—so long as it is considered
praiseworthy and honorable for men to voluntarily tal l.
till lens in her defence—so long as the excellent mo
tives which incited the volunteers of the late war to
abandon the ease, the pleasures and the comforts of
their domestic circles, for the toils, the trials and the
&lagers of the camp and the battle-field—so long will
Teovitto, and such as he, stand high in the es•
teem sal affections of their countrymen. It was a no.
bin tribute to bravery which was paid by Gen. Hsu
*mos, in his speech in this city, when, in alluding to
the Pittsburgh Blues, he said that if he should again be
2to command an army, ho only wished that they
"alettull be as brave and as constant as that noble and
IMiroted company. The testimonials alluded to, prove
that Cot. Tnovtr.to was looked on as among the brav
est oft hat fearless band.
We have no wish to depreciate the claims of the
young gentlemen who are competitors with Col. Tno-
ViLLO for the office of Sheriff. That they are worthy
men we shall not deny—but what claim can they pro
fee. to public support, which can weigh as aught a- j
galust those of the old veteran of Mississinewa. They
are both in the prime of life, with sufficient present
lumens and ample expectations. In 1834, the Gazette,
(than conducted by Mr. Craig) urged the poverty of '
the Antimasonic candidate for Sheriff, as a reason why
he mild expect sympathy and support, even though
it could not be said that his opponent was in good cir
cumstances. If the argument was worth anything
then, it is much more rateable in the present case, '
where the relative pecuniary situations of the candi
dates are considered.
Thesecomiderations cannot fail to have their weight
with men who have no partizan feelings to gratify, or
who aro not governed by party nominations in voting
for county officers. A side from party considerations,
Morrison and Hays have claims Lu: slender to the suf
frages of the people. A man who cares not whether
Blue Noses or the, Clay Whigs poll the largest
has but little inducement to vote for either of
much for the claims of Col. Thor tLto upon those
indifferent to party organization and party re
in offices merely executive. It is hardly neces
say to say that the claims of the old soldier upon his
fellow democrats are undoubted and strong. His
constancy and uniformity in support of the men and
Insissures of the democratic party, will not be called in
and he • fairly placed on the ticket by a
very township was represented,
Lost thorough canvass for nomi
in the county. He has, then,
,on to expect the undivided sup
, he will receive it, we feel every
to will be elected by a triumph
thaduw of doubt.
• .—Tha whole power of federal•
ems to be directed against the
for Congress; and, notwithst&nd
.ty that exists among its several
ith perfect harmony and good fel
the character of William Wilkins.
, and phsetteaqualificaticms of the
aced them that nothing but the most
• can !Ave them from a disgraceful
tccordingly dropped all other mat
their efforts in a desperate assault
station: For weeks they have la-
of defttpuit.ioti; they have their
scouring the city, enclosvuring to
versation, or pilfer home paper ,from
r matter to assail the democratic
'masonic opponent—for whom his
'tared to say one word, or point to
ife, that, should entitle him to the
Nor, presides at the head of the I
fuses the proper portion of rnalig
and controls the machine that for
stations on the public.
political question on which lodge
to be more fully committed than
the ppquiety of a tariff for the
tic industry. lie lass always
its ardent advocate, and every man who has taken any
interest in the matter knows that on every occasion
when an expression of public opinion was deemed ad
visable on the tariff question, all parties united in the
desire that Judge WILKtIrs should aid the movement,
and all applauded the honest zeal he evinced in behalf
of our: own enterprizing manufacterers. Yet notwith
standing his prominent position as a tariff man—which
is well known to Craig and his clique, they have the
baseness to attempt to represent him as being hostile
to a measure that is so important to our national pros
perity as a tariff that will afford proper protection to
domestic industry. His life has been one of usefulness
to his fellow citizens; and in all the public stations he
has held, he has discharged his duties with credit to
himself, and to his official conduct his friends may
proudly point as the surest guarantee that his efforts as
a representative in Congress will be to advance the in
terests of his constituents.
Can the friends of Craig give one good reason why
the people of tho county should entrust him with the
important duties of a Congressman? What claims
hashe on them for'their support? What evidence has
he ever given of being possessed of any of the abilities
necessary for the office? Can any man point to a sin
gle act in his life that has won for him either the re
spect or confidence of his fellow citizens. We may safe
ly answer NO! During a long life, spent in the coun
ty, he has not rendered one act of service to the com
munity worthy of their remembrance, or that should
entitle him to their support or esteem. His career from
youth to old age, is remarkable for nothing but his con
tinual strife with his fellow citiezns, and his malignant
persecution of all who would oppose his personal eel'
fishness or political proscription. And this is the
man that assails W muss' Wax in s , misrepresents his
public conduct, and drags his intercourse with his fel
low citizens before the public to remark upon; and at
tempts to gain support, which he cannot claim on any
merit tf his own, by Msrepreseming the conduct of his
But the efforts of Craig and his gang are fut ile.
On Tuesday week the people will teach him that they
have no confidence in his ability to represent them in
Congress, and that his unprincipled abuse has not sha
ken their reliance in a well tried and faithful public
Et.zcztoszzattro.—Theie is eonsiderab . e inquiry r s
to the effect of the remarkable equestrian progress of
the antimasonic candidate for Sheriff, who is reported
to have gone to Ohio township on two horse,. The
only item we hare is that he called at the house of an
old citizen who happened to be absent at the time.—
The old wife, suspecting the gentleman was on.elec
tioneering business, asked him to alight and wait till
hrsr husbanl came_ in; at the same time inquiring
what office he was running for. When told "Sheriff,"
she brightened up, threw up her spectacles, and said
with much earnestness, "I do wish you would wait till
"my old man comes home; I'm sure he'll promise to
"vote for you—lir he promised the other cacti idates
"for Sheriff that were here last week, to vote for both
"of them." "Good day , madam," said the candidate—
"l'm sorry I can't wait"--aod away scampered the
t wo horses as if old Mississinewa was within sight.
and they expected to overtake him.
A FATAL APTRAT.—The Picayune has an account
of a shocking affmy which occurred on the 15th inst.,
in Hancock county, Miss. The parties te it were—J.
W. Goss and D. W. Goss, brothels, on one side; and S.
G. Rum, their brother-in-law, on the other side. Russ
first stabbed J. W. Goss with a dirk, and then return
ed it to its scabbard, and seized his gun for the purpose,
as was supposed, of shooting the other Goss, when the
latter shot Russ through the head, the ball entering the
mouth and causing instant death. No person was pres
ent but the throe combatants. But little hopes were
entertained of the recovery of Mr. J. W. Goes, as there
was no medical attendance at hood. The quarrel
grew out of some family difficulties.
GREAT TAX SALL IN 111 tcrucsa.—The Michigan
papers are filled with tax advertisements of the sale on
the first Monday of next month. Sales take place at
each county seat the came day. The cost of adverti
sing the sales amounts to $33,000.
YELLOW Fivsn.—The N. 0. Tropic of the 18th
gives the following report of the Charity Hospital for
the forty-eight hours ending at 6 o'clock the previous
of Yellow Fever - - - - - 26
of Yellow Fever 16
Deaths - - 17
of Yellow Fever - 14
Yellow Fever patients remaining in Hospital - - - 68
Those who have paid any attention to the report"
published heretofore will observe that the cues of yel
low fever have Increased.
rirTbe statement furnished by the Treasury De
partment to Mr. Slade, of Vermont, shows that the im
portation of foreign wools into this ecnuitry, within the
last year, has Wien off to the mount of nine millions
SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS IN ILLINOII.--Tkm State
Auditors of Iltineis have advertised a sale of all the
land owned by the Stabs, except the Canal Lands, to
take place in April next. It is to be sold to the high
est and best ')idder, and payment made in the State
Bonds and Internal Improvement Scrip of Illinois.—
Upon the result of this silo, says the Alton Telegraph,
much will depend as to the probability of our ever ex
tricating ourselves from debt. Large calculations have
been made as to the amount theie lands will bring in
our State securities. Butif managed as the sale of the
personal property belonging . to the State has been,
those calculations will not only fail, but the lands will
scarcely cover the expenses of sale.
APPOLNTMR:CT.—Tbe Baltimore Sun of the 28th
says:—"We learn from Washington, that Dabney S.
Carr, Esq., of this city, has been appointed Minister
resident at Constantinople, vice Corn. David Porter,
deceased. This mark of Executive favor will meet the
warm approbation of the numerous friends of Mr. Carr.
We learn that Mr. Carr is expected to leave for Con
stantinople in the early part of November, and the new
U. S. brig Lawrence, just built at this port, will take
THE CHARVIS ROBBERS AND MURDIRERS.-AVC
have verbal information from Jefferson City to Sat=
urday afternoon. From this, we gather that Indict
ments have been found in the Circuit Court against
,the several persons concerned in the Charvis Murder
and Robbery, on which they were arraigned. De
Prefontaine, and those who are said to have refused.
to participate in the murder, although concerned in
the robbery, were indicted for Grand Larceny, and tm
these indictments they will be tried this week. Cap
tain M'Daniel and his comrades in the murder, were
indicted fdr the warder of Charvis, and will be tried
on that count. We learn that it is probable they will
not be tried at the present term, as they intend to seek
the interposition of Texas in their
be they ,claista,
ing to be citizens of Texas at the time of the robberY
and murder. This, of ,course, will re9oire the ad
journment of the cases until the next term of thecouit.
7011 THE roar. Connecticut,
COL. E. TROVILLO. New ,
- Mamas. EDITORM—Of all . the feelings which pre-
dominate in the breasts of American citizens, therein
probably none so strong and enduring as that of grati- 186
tude to those who bravely peril their lives in the hour We hove every reason to believe that the votes of
of their country's danger. Nor can there be a nobler
the following States in the National Convention will
trait in the character of any people, when it is kept
also be given to Mr. Vein Buren.
within due bounds, and manifested on proper occa-
sions. In a republic especially, where, from the free Alabama.
exercise of rights and opinions. aspirations to office are
unavoidably attended by much political asperity and
turmoil—"the canker of a calm world"—the partiality
nourished by this generous impulse towards the patri
otic citizen soldier, when he returns to oho common
walks of life, must ever be regarded as an evidence
of virtuous public sentiment. The warm friendship
evinced for Col. Trovillo, on the present occasion, by
his fellow-citizens of this county, fully confirm the
truth of these remarks, and prove that however
fiercely our little political feuds may rage, they can
never make us unmindful of the brass Old Soldier's
claims, who, when the clouds of war lowered on our
helpless frontier, manfully exchanged the comforts of
the domestic hearth, for the dangers and privations
of the Icaguered fort and the homeless wilderness.
Time will not permit me to go into a detailed ac
count of the services and sufferings of Col. Trovillo
and his compatriots of the "Pittsburgh Blues," during
the memorable campaign of 1812—'13; but a brief
outline will suffice to show that the attachment and
respect ever since evinced for this brave man, have
not been misplaced or unmerited.
In the month of September, 1812, shortly after the
shameful cowardice of Hull had left the whole North
Western frontier open to the inroads of the British
and their savage allies, this gallant Company, com
manded by Captain J. R. Butler, volunteered its ser
vices and joined the North Western army, under the
command of General Harrison
How nobly they discharged their duty to their coun
try the sanguinary conflicts on the banks of the
Mississinewa and Maumee will long attest. The
former bloody engagement between the Indians and
a detachment of volunteers (of whom Col. Trovillo
was one) under the command of Cul. Campbell, of
Ohio, was fought on the 18th of December, 1312, in
the epth of winter and at the dead of night. The
detachrnent.having encamped on the bank of the river
of that name, were furiously attacked by the savages
at 4 o'clock on the morning of the 18th. After an en
gagement of an hour and a quarter the Indians were
forced to yield to -the determined bravery of the vol
unteers, and retreated with considerable loss, carry
ing off their dead and wounded. On the part of the
volunteers seven were killed and forty or fifty wound
ed. Leaving the battle ground on the evening of the
18th, the detachment joined the army at Franklinton,
Ohio, and were ordered thence to Fort Meigs, where
they arrived on the 20th of February, 1813. Oa the
29th of April fullowin. , the fort was beseiged. by the
British and Indians, under Gen'l. Proctor, and on the
sth of May, the "Pit sburgb Blues" composed a part
of the detachment of 300 in that memorable sortie
from the fort, designed to second the movements of
Gen. Clay andhis Kentuckians. On this occasion the
detachment attacked a force of more than 1.000 Indi
ans and Canadian Militia, and after an engagement
of an hour, in which two of Col. Trovillo's brave cotn
pan*s fell, and several were wounded, they effected
a retreat to the fort with forty British regulars and
two officers, as prisoners of war.
Fort Meigs was again besieged in June, but the
British being unable to make any impression, and
being discouraged by their defeat at Fort Stephenson
by the intrepid Col. Croghan, the siege was abandon
ed. The Company left the fort in August and march
ed to Camp Seneca, where, after remaining some days
they were honorably discharged, and returned TO their
homes, which they reached on the 10th day of Sep
...earshot. 1813, just one year after they had voluntarily
left them in their country's defence. It is proper to
state here that Ctil. Trovillo filled the important part
of Orderly Sergeant of the Company. It would give
me great pleasure to dwell upon the various trying
incidents which «conned during this arduous and pa
triotic tour of duty (lid not time prohibit it. I shall
therefore conclude by inviting publics attention to the
evidence of Col. Trovillo's worth, furnished by those
who were alike well acquainted with him at home
and in the tented field. In 1834, a note was addressed
by some of our citizens to the Colonel's officers and
companions in arms, who, though at that time of
opposite political opinions, cheerfully bore the fol
lowing testimony of their brave old friend, boa, as
a man and a soldier.
ALLEGHENY ARSENAL, }
Pittsburgh, Sept. 16th, 1834.
GENTLEMER:-.1 received your note of yesterday, re
questing me to state my knowledge of Col. Trcrrillo,
as a "Soldier and as a humane and meritorious citi
zen," and in reply thereto, will say, that as far as I am
capable of judging, after a long acquaintance, that he
is a gallant soldier, a warm friend and a humane and
honorable citizen. Yours,
JAMES IL BUTLER..
Messrs. Joseph Phillips. Wm. McCormick, James
Patterson, David Lynch, J. R. McClintock.
PITTSBURGH, Sep t. 16th. 1834.
To Mews. Joseph Phillips, m. McCormick,
James Patterson, David Lynch and J. R. Mc-
Gosaviten:-1 received your note yesterday even
ing, requesting me to state, as a member of the "Pitts
burgh Blues, "
my recollection of the services of Col.
Trovillo, as the First Sergeant, during the campaign
of 1812-13, in the North West, under Gun. Harri
son. I give it cheerfully:—
I was not with the company from the time it left
Franklin for Mississianivra until it rejoined General
Harrison at Fort Meigs, where I had an opportunity
of seeing Col. Trorillo daily, during a protracted siege,
encouraging by his example the men in discharge of
their duties, when the times were gloomy indeed. I
never knew him to suffer his spirits to be depressed: the
same equanimity and firm discharge of his duty contin
ued throughout. The strongest testimony in his favor
is the continued confidence and esteem he possesses of
the survivors of the corps.
Your ob't servant,
G. S. WILKINS.
Purtseertou, Sept. i 16th, 1834. i
To Messrs. Joseph Phillips, Win. eCormic, James
Patterson, David Lyra and J. R. McClintock.
Gentlemen:—You ask my opinion of the conduct of
my old fellow-soldier ELIJAH Ta.ovtr..l.o, during our
Witle lotion on the frontiers, in the last war. I always
feel proud of any occasion to testify the good qualities
of any person with whom I have at any time been as
sociated, and more particularly when I am called on
to support the estimable character of so bravo a sol
dier and worthy a citizen as Elijah Trovillo. I now
speak as I have always spoken. A more intrepid sol
dier never shouldered a musket,—and none ever volun
teered with more good will. Amidst all our priva
tions, he was the same unrepining, cheerful compan
iom always ready to share with his ine.ssmates, the last
loaf, and divide the last shilling. I have stood side
by side with him in the field of battle--I have partici
pated with him in the privations of the last war, when
we were frequently without a morsel of bread—and I
have moved with him in his little domestic circle, and
have on all these occasions found him the same brave,
honorable and plain indwidual
IiTT474 P RFSI
JAMES BUCHANAN AND
"MR. VAN SURER'S PROSPECTS.
Dosocraiic Hickory : Club of the City and County
At a stated meeting .of the Club, held at the usual
place, (Globe Inn) Sept. sth, 1843, pursuant to public
notice, the foliowingresolutions is ere unanimously ad
Resolved, That the rollowing statement of the esti
mated result of the votes which will be given in the ap- .
prosching National Convention by the bemocracy of
the States severally named, bepublished.for the infor.
'motion of our Republican brethren; the same being de
rived from the information received by this Association
of the sentiments of the Democratic party generally
throughout the Unior, and being, as we kelim'e, enti
tled to full confidence.
Maine, by dia. it Virginia, 17
elected (I Calhoun.) Tennessee, 13
Massachusetts, Missouri, 7
New Hampshire, 6 Illinois, 9
- q , '4W ~
Making, 206 votes.
138 votes neeeasaryto make a choice.
(Signed) HENRY HORN,
GEO. W. DOHNERT, Sec.
Philadelphia, Sept. sth, 1843."
To eke Citizens of Penno/vania:
Ido not know that I can ptesenCto you a better
motto, than the above calculation, now going the rounds
in a circular, published by the so called "Hickory
Club." It will at once occur to every one, that if it
is a true statement, the publication is entirely unneces
sary; if untrue, that it is a mere "ruse," a political
scheme resorted to for the purpose of creating impres
sions that may produce a result conformable to the cal
culation put forth with so much apparent certainty; a
kind of "pie frays." set forth upon the principle that
all is fair in politics, and that we should not scruple a
bout the means when the end proposed may advance the
interest of those concerned. Do we not perceive in
this species of delusion, some reason to fear that some
' of the suggestions thrown out in a preceding number,
rest upon something m ire substantial than a mere shad
ow? Does it not seem as if it were within the hounds
, of a remote probability, that a subtle scheme has been
devised which would enforce the necessity on the Dem
ocracy of acting under a species of dictation, instead of
being left to the operation of their own free and unbias
sod sentiments? Is not the estimate put forth, molar
the sanction of this new (*angled authority, an assump
tion intended to deter Pennsylvania from supporting
her own candidate, by suggesting that she has not the
most remote probability of success? Is not this one of
the approved modes of frowning down opposition, by
artfully countenancing the notion that no opposition can
be rendered available! In my estimation, this mode
of influencing the public; this plan adopted by our State
clubs, connecting itself, as it seems to do, with certain
other operations on foot, to force Mr. Van Buren's
nomination on the people; to throw cold water on the
Pennsylvania nomination, and to render all efforts in
favnr of Mr. Buchanan abortive, ought to be indig
nantly met, severely censured, and stoutly rebuked by
the democratic party in Pennsylvania. It smells strong
ly of the mint from which it issued, and it savors very
much of a plan that has been whispered to exist, to
take the country itself by storm, and urge a favorite
candidate nolens volens upon the people. But be the
estimate put forth with so much pomp and circum
stance, correct of not, I shall not be deterred from ex
amining, as I proposed to do, the propriety of support
ing Mr. Van Buren, as a question of policy.—And here
I will, in the first place, remark, that Mr. Van Buren;
however befriended by the politicians, has never been
popular with the people out of his own state., Ido nut
intend to be understood that he might not have become
popular, if personally known; but the fact is notorious,
I that be has been supported as the representative of par
ty views, and not on account of any personal predilec
tion for him, with the mass of the people. With pol
itical leaders, his talents, his persevenaiice, his knowl
edge of the windings and turnings necessary to political
success, and the profound combinations that have ev
er enabled his friends to anticipate every result, and to
be prepared fur every exigency, have contributed to g ice
him the sway that usually arises from an assured con
fidence in his victory over his opponents; whilst the pro
, found skill, Cie experience, and the admirably devised
schemes of those generally at the head of political al
, fairrin New York, inspire a mnfidence in the mere
politicians of other states, that renders them more in
, clinod to sustain the views of those eminent political
contrivers, than to hazard projects and sustain men
that have not received the sanction of their support.—
Hence it happen. that the personal popular ity of a can
didate has become, in the eyes ofsome, of less impor
tance than his adhesiou to the policy of the leaders of
the New York Democracy. But, we think, the time
has now arrived, when the personal porearity, of the
candidate will be of more importance than any pr,-
vious and preconcerted movements upon the political
chess board, that may result in his being phimal in nom
ination; and in this respect we allege that Mr. Van
Buren is lamentably deficient.
Nothing more clearly evinces the want of popularity
on the part of Mr. Van Buren, than the uuer pruatra
doe Of his party at the recent Presidential election.— ,
He had originally been presented to the People as a
persecuted man, and their sympathies had been stroag
ly excited in his favor. In an hour of portentious
gloom in the administration of Get/oral Jackson, he had
sustained the President with manly vigor, and thus nil.
lied in his support the body of the people, always grate
ful for efficient political aid given to that heroic states
man and sage. His admitted talents, sound republi
can views, statesmanlike qualities, and the uncontrola
hie influence he held over his native state,all combined !
to strengthen bis claims, and to overcome all opposi
tion to his advancement. Under such circumstances
he was elected to the Presidency by a triumpant major ,
ity; yet in four years be contrived to dissipate all these
advantages, and although he held the whole patronage
of the Government, and was enabled to wield a politi
cal power altogether beyond words to estimate, and
was not charged with a single act during his admieis.
traiton that did not receive the hearty approbatiou of
the democratic party, yet, strange to say, he sunk at the
first onset, and his party was scattered. like chaff be
fore the whirlwind. If with all these surprising advan
tages, giving him the sympathies and confidence of the
public in advance of his administration; if, wielding
such enormous patronage, and clothed with such trans
cendent political power, he was unable to sustain him
self, bow can we account for a fall so inglorious, ex
cept we add to other causes the ominous fact, that Mr.
Van Buren had no personal popularity with which to
support himself, or to cheer the sinking hearts of his
friends. Let as, in order to test this matter, put this
question: "If New York had made no move in this bus
iness, is there a single state in which Mr. Van Buren
would have been thought of for the Presidency, after
his late disastrous defeat." His nomination, then,we
say, is void of policy, because he his no personal pop
ularity to sustain himself, or wherewith to rid his
friends, in case of n serious or doubtful conflict. An
other around of objection to that gentleman's preten
sions which seems to have been overlooked by his
friends, is that he is a defeated candidate. We are
in fact proceeding now in relation to Mr. Van Buren
(to use a judicial phrase) "non obstante veredicto;"
the verdict of the people has been clearly recorded't
gainst us; whether produced by fraud, or chicanery,
or our own ?aches, or against justice or honesty, Unita
ters not; it is a verdict duly rendered; and now we
are applying to thepeople to decree judicially against
their own preconceived opinions, fully expressed at
the polls. Are we certain of success? Do we know,
or have we grounds of reasonable presumption, that the
people are willing to acknowledge that they were
wrong as regards Mr. Van Buren personally, however
mistaken they may have been as to the policy of his
administration? if we wish the people to reverse their
own decree, would it not be prudent to invite them to
do it in a mode the most congenial to their own feelings,
td give them the opportunity of doing the thing with an
air of consistency, by making it appear as though it
was the man at whom they aimed, and not the princi
ples upon which the government was conducted?—
Could not this be dune by taking up some other condi.
date, and would nor prudential considerations dictate
some such course of policy?
Another circumstance clearly evincing the impolicy
of again nominating M , , Van Buren is this; one of the
strougargurnents made use of and very prevalent with
the people in the recent campaign was that the election
of a new party would, in the western phrase, be equi
valent to "clearing out the old fence rows," and per
haps nothing contributed so much as this expectation
to reconcile us to onr defeat. There had been thousands
of Persons in offieeTor a series of years against whom
no valid objection seemed to exist, but of many cf
Whom it seemed difficult to determine why they were
ever appointed, and of others why they were retained;
theYforrited a sort of standing clique, intercepting the
favors of government, except towards such persons
as they might be anxious to serve, and by keeping up
the notion az Washington that they stood high with the
people, and at home that they had the ear of the great
men at the seat of government, and by mutually sue
,caringone another, they contored to have a control that
rendered them oistioxious to the public, and white all
were disposed vo ostracize, few ventured to complain
of them. That a desire to get rid Of this army of Offt
lo6usts, that Were so long suffered to till up the
avenues that led to pow€ 4, and who seemed possessed
of a sort of ioalienable privilege of distributing the uyl
andbread and wine of clime throughout the community,
formed one of the strong grounds of the opposition to Mr
Van Buren it is unnecessary to state; but does it not at
o v n a c n e occur
Buren to th e e ve h ry ope on s e tho
t i the renomination of Mr.
iduals of this descrip-
Lion concurrently with the public fears will be awaken
ed, and that they will expect and the people will dread,
that Mr. Van Buren will be confidently looked up to,
as the person who is to reinstate them in the same
condition they were before the persecution fur con
science sake had driven them from sipping the 'honey
dew of office? Policy would seem to dictate that so
obvious an objection to a candidate should if possible
be obviated by n o minating some one from w h om t h e
expectations of such a restoration could by no possibili
ty be anticipated. I think it is not to be disputed that
there is a feeling pervading the country groviing with
its growth, and strengthening with its strength, that
rotation in tact is consistent as well with republican
institutions as with sound policy. So many persons
arc really fitted for official stations, and so many think
themselves fully adequate to the performance of any
political care that may devolve upon them, that a man
is now no sooner elected to office, than a jealousy ari
ses lest he should make use of his power in order to
retain it, and the many who are eagerly panting after
the same honor easily convince themselves, and soon
render it the conviction of others, that our republic
would, generally speaking, stand upon a safer - basis if
persons were not permitted to bold stations, particu
larly those involving great patronage, for more than a
single term. Hence has arisen the notion of the osE
TEIO4 principle in relation to the Presidency; and can
any man believe the tit had not a weight most potent in
deciding the vote of the community against Mr. Van
Buren? What that weight was no one of course can
tell, but does it not savor of great imprudence, not to
say audacity, to place a person in nomination in open
violation of a principle so dear to the mass of comma
ty and so favorable to the stability - of free institutions?
Sound policy would then seem to dictate that upon
this ground Mr, Van Buren ought to be excluded from
the nomination. It is impossible to conceal from our
selves that an idea is very prevalent theta combination
has lung existed amongst certain veteran politicians to
produce certain results in the approaching National
Convention not altogether in unison with the actual
state of feeling of the Democratic party of the Union;
and that the necessary results of such combinations
mist be to place Mr. Van Buren in nomination. This
notion undoubtedly arises from the great skill and
management in matters of this kind that have su long
been attributed by the enemies of our party to the so
called Albany Regency, and do what we may, the con
tinued reiteration of this matter by our opponents has
had a tendency to create n feverish anxiety amongst
ourselves, which would be inct eased rather than dimi
nished by Mr. Van Buren's nomination. Matters of
this kind although perfectly absurd and wholly impos
sible in themselves, frequently produce deleterious re-
sults, and it would be sound policy to avoid them if
possible, and this will surely be done if the anxiety of
Mr. Wan Buren's friends to place him in nomination /
has not the effect cf blinding their eyes to circumstances
that may contribute to create jealousies and heart
buntings amongst the soundest p 'ilium; of the Ameri
can Democracy. I have thus considered the propriety
of putting Mr. Van Buren in nomination as a question
of sound policy; I think it impolitic, because he is de
ficient in that personal popularity which in a doubtful
contest may turn the scale, that he is a defeated Candi
date, that lie is liable to the objection of being placed
under an obligation to restore those persons to office
who were incumbent , and incumbranees under his for-
mer administration and who will be greedy expectants
under hi s new one, that a set im,-; if net an insuperable
obstacle to his re-election will be found in the one tern
principle', sa vet-) prevalent with ill parties and that /
u n opinion is t ifte that he is the candidate if a particu
lar schunl of p rather than of the party at
large. These am matters of momentous concern and
if they militate against Mr. Van Buret it will be not I
his fed:. but his mi-f tnuret. no roan better
serves the honors h' has already attained, SO 110 011 e
ran disp,mse with any future r.fivartl.efa similar kind I
ii a better gr in one who has already held the I
two 10 . 1..1)e5t otlietts ia the gift of tae pettole anal has
seen the deneteracy rally mound hint during a warm 1
but unsttecessful contest for the purpose of ti sertotel
time elevating him to the most bitnorabl,- of all earthly
distinctions, the l'rosdlency of the American Union.- 1
The &mho that have bete been suggested hail better :
be considered before than after his renomination, and
if we are to be involved in another violent c o utg , t for
th.. Presidency, prudence would seem to:justify the pre
caution of selecting a statesman at whose door none of
the objections here stated would lie.
n sr, About fifteen years sine" a man came to Bris
tol towmhip, Guernsey county, Ohio, and sold a clock,
for which he took a note, which was never presented
for payment. A few weeks since in the trunk of an
old hollow tree Whieh had fallen, 14 of the same kind
of clocks wen, f iund, the womlen part of the cases
were decayed. It isfeared he was murdered, and the
clocks deposited in a tree in which when standing a
hole was cut to hide the deed.
RtPORTED FOR THE POST, BY Is.i.AC HARRIS
FRIDAY Morning, Sept. 29, 1843. Ordinance relative to Duquesne Way, paised June
Since our last, e have had a good deal of cold
ereh hereby alt ered ered or supplied, be and
rainy weather that has raised all our rivers and given Ordained and "en r a ' c7t e e a dinto a law in Councils, this
a fresh impulse to tho Fall business. Our wholesale 25th day of September, A. D. 1843.
and retail merchants are doing a good deal of rep-
liar business that will greatly increase early in October, President Com Mon Council. E. J. ROBERTS, Crk Common Council.
as the stocks of all kinds in our wholesale and retail JOHN SHIPTON,
stores and manufactories are generally excellent, fresh President Select Council.
and cheap, and every possible arrangement made for A. Nltt.t.sn,CTlt Select Council. sep 28-3 t
the real wants of merchants arid consumers. Just Published,
NO. X. AGAZINE AND PITTS: ,
FLOUR has come in slowly through the week, and LOOMIS' N 0
sales from boats and wagons have h. en readily made ()N a new and improved plan, for the year of our
ats3 50a3.624 per bbl, and from stores, $3 75 a $4. . Lord 1844; being Bissextile, or Leap Year, and
Gusty: What 65a70; Corn 37, a4O; Oats 18a20c. after the 4th ofJulv, the sixty-ninth year of Ametican
per bushel. Independence. Calculated by Sanford C. Hill. Esq...
to equal mean. ar clock time, for the horizon and - meri ,.
HAT: Sales per ton s7a7 50. • than of Pittsburgh, lat. 40 deg. 26 min. 25 see. N.
Slap. Seed of all kinds meets ready sales, if good. long. 80 deg. west of Greenwich; but will serve for the'
Timothy $1 25a1 50; Clover $4 a 4 75; Flaxseed adjaceza states without any essential difference.
7.5 a Ellie. per bushel. Published and sold by L. LOOMIS, Agent, No. 89,-
BEEswvc: Ready sale at 26c. a lb.
Wood street. Pittsburgh, where moy be had German
and German English Almanacs, by thegross or dozen.-
GROCERIES: The stocks are large, good and well sep 27-3 t
assorted, and the prices as low as they can possibly
be brought on fir. Cest: Sales of inferior Rio 8;
and of good 8i a 9,1: St. Domingo 7 a7i. Sugar:
Sales by the bhd.6,1a6./ and 7c, and by the bbl. 71t71c.
a lb. Molasses: Sales of about 1000 bls. at 25 cts.
cash, and by the hi. 27 a2Bc. a gal. Teas: Y. H. I
37i a 75. Imperial 60 a 75. Gun Powder 60 a 80.
Puchong 60 a 70 cts. a lb.
FEATHERS are up and in demand, and sales mak
ing from 23 to 30c. a lb.
Pnovistoss: Bacon: S ales of Pittsburgh 4.} a 4i,
and country 3& a 4c. alb, hog round. Butter in bls.
9a 10 cts.; keg 7a 8 cts. Lard 6 a 6i. Cheese: One
sale of 70 Boxes at sc, and another of 4 tons 44.... ET
an those In want of a first rate over c a w 6,
a lb. 1 L fisshionable winter Frock, or Pelto, esb nr
Bear CATTLE-2i to 3 cts.; Hop 2i a 3; Lambs, that the testi:o4de, most fashionable cot, tastiest trim- -
Sheep and Calves 87i to $1 75, paid by Butchers, med, and cheapest article, (if not the lowest priced,) .
LEATHER.—Stock and sales good. New York red
FASHVINT3 h L e E HEAD QUARTERS, .
17 a 18; Baltimore 22: and good country 221 Upper : - 23/, LisEATT STRZET.
$24 as 23 per doz. Calfskin, $l2 to $26 per doz.; A few specimen coats on hand, which have just heal •
Good skirting 23 to 26 a lbsoilateen Hides, Butcher's falisbed according to the latest mode. We will lal- .
weight, 4 c. a 1b; Tanners of $lB a $23 a bbl. i pleased to stow them to any gentleman wanting tbe sr
LEAD:—White, large sales, $1 75 a keg; Pig 31r. , nee.
City customers will petceice the advantage that this
per lb. ' establishment can give, when they are informed that:
Iv.os—Sales of 52 tone, good Juniata Blootes at we will make to order every description of garments in.
$52 cash, and 20 tons select, do. sss—Common $ 5 9 „ l a irsuri;: style,
sart l e nd 3 :1 "n-th e
can .” l i 3 l e t° th
in e .i. t l l t n e t s l t jk fi " 9hicina '
a ton. Pig :Sleta'd—sales of 50 tons good Allegheny ALGEO & McGUli.
at $23 a ton cash, 106 tons, do. $23. Very choice' Pr Any article in our line made and trim]
$24 a $25. ; whenit suits the customer to furnish his own may
' ry pains
SALT--Sales lithe River 84 a 87i and about 1000 wev e will be taken, and a handsome fit
bbls. frcm stores at 95a $1 per bbl I sep 26.
MR. FOSTEIt'S BENEFIT,
OK SA TLIDAY, SY:PT. Jn,
will be ptT.enicti
A TALE OF TUE PYRENEES-SCDOOL FOIt
CING AND SINGING,
New Sung, Fine young Pittsburgh Ganhosas.
The Ethiopean Aliastreis and Banjo Player f tins
A Fireman's Address, and in Eionorof the Pao*
the front of the Theatre) will be illamititea.
Tickets and places can be socurod at Fosteaza LW
raryDepot, opposite the Exchange. scp 294 s
1137" The Firemen's Committee of Inspection will
meet on Saturday next, (30thinst.) at 2 edook, pre
cisely, on the Parade Ground, Liberty street.
The Secretor. ofeach Company will have bit report
accurately made out, stating tbecondition geese
and Reel, number of Feet of hose, wants of the amps
ny, number of men on parade, die...
sep 28 DANIEL M. CURRY, Sec. otCrooe.
9 - 1 Ei E subscriber respectfully informs his customers
1. and the public in general, that he has jwtreesi•
ved the Fall and Winter Fashions, and would be how
py to wait on his friends at his Shop, corner of Fourth
and 'Market streets, (up stairs.)
sept S-3 td
Allegheny County es.
n the matter of the estate of ROBERT
L. S. } Erns, deed.
And now, Sept. 16, 1843, on motion of
.......... George P. 'Hamilton, the money considered
in Court and Rohm t Woods appointed Auditor to die
tribute proceed.; of sale. By the Court,
THOMAS FARLEY, Clerk.-
Natice is h:•reby given to all persons interested, that
I will attend to the duties Assigned to me by thr Omit.
in the above case, at my office on Grant street, Pitts
burgh, on the 30th of Oct., 1843, at 2 o'clock. PAL
sapt 28-3 w d ROBT. WOODS, Auditor.
SUPPLEMENTARY to an Ordinance passed 27th
April, 1835, entitled an Ordinance for the eon
stn ction and management of the Pittehutgla Gas.
Be it Ordained and Enacted, by the citizens of Pitts-
burgh, in Select and Comnion Councils assembled,
Ist. That the Trustees of the said Pittsburgh Gas
Works, shall hmeeforward pay into the City Tremens.
rv, to the credit of said Works, all moneys arising from
the sale and rent of Gas Fittings or- metres, and all
notes or other securities they may receive in payment
for such fittings.
‘2d. Be it ordained, Sze., That the City Treasurer
be. and he is hereby desired and required to keep and
reserve as a special fund, to be called the "Gas Fund,"
all the moneys that shall hereafter be paid into the -city
treasury, by the Trustees of the Pittsburgh Gas Works,
or may be received in payment of the notes or other se•
ctui•des deposited by them in the city treasury; together
with any moneys that may he received by hi% in per
moot fur any stock in the said gm works sold by hint,
and further that all warrants hereafter drawn by the
Mayor in pursuance of the sixth section of the ordi
nance to which this ordinance is supplementary, obeli
he paid out of the special or "gas fund," and charged
to the same.
3d. Be it ordained, Stc., That within four weeks'
after the quarter days on %vhich payment for the gas
consumed becomes due and payable, that is to say the
first days of March, June, September and December,
in each and every year, the trustees of said works shall
iisue requisitions to the Mayar, authorizing the city..
tsca.surer to transferfrom the said special or gas fund
into the city treasury such portion of said funds as they
may deem expedient, after providing fur the current
expenses of said gasworks until the quarter day next
after such transfer.
4th. Be it ordained, &c., That the city treasurer
shall present to the committee on city accounts annu
ally, and to the committee on finance as often as they
may require it, a full and cot rect. statement of the re
ceipts and payments on account of the said special or
sth. Ile it ordained, &c That so much of the pro
visions of any ordinances now in force conflicting hero;
kith, he. and the same are hereby repealed.
Ordained and enacted into a IRA in councils, thii
:sth day of September, - A. D. 1 . 8 , 0.
E. J. Rost:lll's, Ci'k Common Council.
President Select Council.
A. Mitt AR, Crk Select CounciF. sep 28-31
UPPLEMENT ARY to an Ordinance relative to
Sgc-rtox 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the chi
-7.C115 of Pittsburgh, in Select end Commen Councils
a.ssembled, That from and after the passage of this
Ordinance, all round or liewedlogs subject to wharfage
shall be charged at the rate of 4 24 cents per 1000 feet;
running measure. .
SEC 2. Be it (Alined, &c., That all shingles shah
for each 4000 be charged the same as 1000 feet br
boards, and to enable the Wharfmaster to collect the
wharfage with more certainty, all lumber, both before
and after the sale thereof, shall be held liable for the
SF:c•. 3. Be it ordained, Sr-., That so mtr.•h of the