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    FOR PRESIDENT
JAS. BUCHANAN,
Subject to the decision of
THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
My Math) illorning post.
CIALLUPS I SMITH, EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS
PITTSBURGH, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 13, 1843
13r
As mi g ht be expected, the organs of both
branches of the federal faction are laramiting, over
,tileiriosses in this county, -and showing clearly how the
ArAe . raight:have been won, non that it is lost. They
iiii ktetoShoir aggregate-Tote as an unanswershle proof
Ult-tiscii-abilityto beat the democrats had they brought
manna single ticket. Now we know it is unkind to
destroy -the pleasant illusion which suili reflec
tions create iu the minds of our opponents, but Svc must
undertake the ungracious task, as a duty we owe to our
,pwo cause. We shall briefly allude to two or three
{acts relative to the late contest, which must convince
every impartial man that the democratic candidates
;mould have been elected, oven if our enemies had vo
ted for but one set of candidates.
In 60f:rat place it is a fact that the Democratic can
didate for Congress has beaten both his competitors
about 350 votes—the Democratic candidate fur Pro
thonotary has beaten both of his opponents upwards of
1000 votes—the Democratic candidate for Senator has
-beaten his rival more than 100 votes—and. the Demo
.cratic Canal ticket, it is admitted by the American,
has beaten that of the fede.ralists. The Democratic
candidate for sheriff would have polled more votes than
the antimasonic candidate and any other man iu either
faction, united. except MountsoN. But Mr. M. is
confessedly the most popular man in either faction,
and, as the returns will show, received many democrat
* votes—votes which no other man could have drawn
from Col. Trovillo. Our opponents, we suppose, after
the ferocious and unscrupulous war they waged on
Judge Wilkins, will not say that he received any of their
votes—Cnato was the "darling of his crew," and
surely got all their support, while the talents and ef
forts or Brackenridge, ought nettainly to have secured
to him all the votes of his division of the party. Judge
Virmetsts, as we hare said, beat them both 350, and
we have no doubt that he would have had more than
this over either of his opponents single-handed.
There were 15 persons to be elected to office at the
late election. Of those, the democrats 'rave chosen
siti.by_a clear majority over both division; of their ene
miost—atid of these, two, the Congressman and Sena
tor, are strictly political offi :es, and the contest upon
them was decided by political tests. With what show
of justice, then, can the federalists assert that they lost
their men by their divisions?
The truth is, this result has been brought about by
accessions to the democratic strength, and not by the
accidental causes the federalists assign. In proof of
this, we refer to the great democratic gain in many dis
tricts: In Pitt, Judge Wilkins had 56 more votes
than Gov. Porter received iu 1841; in Wilkins town•Shi p
he had 26 more; in Peebles he had 76 more; and in Bir
mingham ho had 26 more than Gov. Porter hadin '4l.
It is not a fact, as they assort, that our whole vote was
out. In proof of this we refer to Findlay and Moon
townships. In these strong democratic districts, Goy.
Porter bad 296 votes in 1841—at the late election,
Judge Wilkins had but 210—a falling off Of 86 votes,
or more than one fourth!
, We have here given but a small portion of the proof
which might be adduced in support of what we have
asserted. Enough has been given, however, to show
that we could have beaten them had they been united,and
we do hope that both factions Will cease to reproach
eats another with a defeat which no conduct of theirs
could have averted.
Moser PLENT Y.—The papers from all the Eastern
eithss speak of the abundance of money in that quar
ter, and the low rate at which it can be had. From
these statements, the uninitiated would.be led to believe
thatit is to be had merely for the asking. Much of
this talk abouttha abundance of money, we believe Gr
iginates with editors, who have scarcely two 'red cents'
togingle in their pockets, but who, to keep up a char
acter for "financial knowledge," publish an article ev
ery week under the attractive head of "Money Mat—
ters." We do not think that money can be obtained
with less effort in the east than here, and we arc certain
that but few who have hoarded up the "dimes" in this
quarter, are willing to part with them, except ut mu
-60113 terms, and with undoubted security. In small
matters, not worthy of notice in a "money article," it
requires more industry and perseverance to collect bills
than to earn them; and however, plenty money may be
onThe centers of Banks and Brokers, and in the Iron
Safes of usurers, it is quite a different thing among the
people, and we know but few who have enough to make
theta "comfortable." IV e arrive at this conclusion from
personal experience, and the mournful tales of ourcol
lectors about the fearful destruction of shoe leather, in
theirfruitless efforts to collect long standing bills.
has not been our good fortune to meet with any
sae who has realized the truth of these stories about
ete abundance of money, nor do we believe there ever
was a time when it was not the fashion for people in
baaiisess to complain of its scarcity. The only persons
who assert the contrary are the editors, and a simple
reference to the poverty of the whole tribe, is sufficient
tosatiity every body that all they say may be regarded
aspleasant fancy sketches, of things hoped for but ne
va-realized by the writers.
D:r We received the first number of a neat and "pi
rite.i little sheet, the" Democratic Champion',' publish
ed at Harrisburg, by J. B. Crangle & Co. It is de
voted to the cause of Buchanan and Shunk. The next
number will be issued on the 20th inst., and it will
give us great pleasure to send on the names of any of
ourfricnds who may wish to become subscribers.
BpUNDART LIN Es.—The citizens of St. Louis have
a!, up a memorial to be presented to Congress, pray
intim an adjustment of the boundary lines of the dis
putetiteiritories of the United States and Russia, on
the Western coast of North America. It a matter
in which the people of the west arc much interested,
and they urge its necessity with ranch earnestness.
BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENT WITH A PLANT.—The
Brooklyn News gives the following interesting bit of
information: "Cut a small branch of oleander from a
thrifty plant, place it in a vial partly filled with rain
water, so that the lower end of the branch may be im
merged about half an inch in the water. Place this
in the sun in an open room, and in about fifteen or I
twenty days small roots will shoot out from the end of
the branch, presenting a beautiful appearance. After
these riots hare extended two or three inches, the;
branch may be set out in moist earth, and if frequently i
watered, it will grow rapidly, and soon form a large
thrifty stock. Ladies who are fond of flowers may ea
sily propOgaie oleanders . in this manner, and in a few
mluths multiply rues bcauti cu l plants to an indefinite
SENATOR.—We fear that Mr. NEGLEY, OUr condi
, date for the Senate, has been defeated. We regret this
I exceedingly, as his election was all that was required
to make our victor]; complete. There scorns to be some
thing fatal to the success of the democrats in the union
of Allegheny and Butler. It is hut seldom that we
arc ever able to do much in this county, but on three
occasions we ;are the Senatorial candidate a majority,
and each time he was defeated by a fulling off in But
ler. In Allegheny we have glory enough for one year,
but we should liked to have carried the Senator for
the gratification of our neighbors. We, however,
are accustomed to defeat, and if Mr. Negley is beaten,
wo can console ourselves for the small streak of bad
luck with the gratifying reflection that it's all our op
ponents can boast of.
lant.e,:ss Disratcr.—By the following letter from
a frie.id in Blairsville, we fear that - Dr. LORAIN
has been defeated in the Indiana District. We regret
this, as there can be no doubt but the party have suffi
cient power to have elected their candidate if they had
supported him h trmoniously:
IlLatitsvittr, 1I th Oct., 1843.
Edit°, s Morning Post:
Gentlemen: Allow ms to congratulate you upon the
result of the. election in your County. For this unfor
tunate cOunti, it seems still likely to remain for some
time yet subject to the withering influence cf Antims
sonry and Whig,ism. Yet the result of the election for
Assembly will leave them little to boast of. The elec
tion for Congress cannot be taken as a test of the
strength of the respective parties. The vote
for Assembly is nearer, Lawson being a Volunteer
Whig, and McEwen the regularly nominated Anti and
Whig candidate.
You will receive the returns ftom Greensburg, of
Westmoreland county, sooner than I could send them;
the returns for Canal Commissioners come in slowly
here, and we cannot have the rd urns for this county be
fore Saturday evening next. Buffington's majority in
Armstrong county is reported to be fifty, and he will
have about six hundred in this county. So it is all over
with Lorain this time—sorry for it. As far as heard
from, and the strangest townships for Buffington to come
in yet. Lorain 336, Buffington 822
CONGRES3
I'l'l
Armstrong, 31 95 51 6 7
Blairsville, 91 99 156 13
Blacklick, 25 63 63 15
Conemanli, 51 88 64 60
Centre, 17 87 49 47
Indiana, 53 240 69 184
Saltsbut7,h, 26 48 25 38
Young, 39 102 40 70
CANAL COMMISSIONCRS.
Armagh, Clark 98, Weaver 84,
Miller 126, Tweed 65,
Foster 126, Guilford, 65
Blackiich. Clark 69, Weaver 24,
Conemaugh, 64, average vote, 79,
Young, 56, do. 78
I will try and send a more satisfactory account to
morrow evening, that is if I can. The happy rcsult of
Allegheny county serves to cheer up at present. The
elec.ion of two such mon as Wilkins and Trovillo, is
sufficient to redeem any county.
Very respectfully, yours, &c.
BEAVER Coc,sm—WC understand that the full
returns in Beaver county give Mr. DICKEY 175 ma
jority. Mr. LEVI'S majority in Washington is said
to be 19'7, which will ensure his election.
Beaver county has done nobly in this contest. There
was not that harmony in the party which is neces
sary• to ensure success, and the opposition made the
most desperate efforts and wore certain of carrying
their whole ticket by a large majority. But they have
barely escaped a total defeat with the loss of one mem
ber of the Legislature. Mr. BassET, one of the de
mocratic candidates, has been elected by a majority of
100. With a perfect organization of the democratic
party they will be able to carry their whole ticket in
Bearer next year.
GREENE ConsTY.—AVe have information from
Greene county, which states that Mr. CLAvvront,the
democratic candidate for Congress, has received 1100
majority. NVe have not heard from Fayette, bui it is
expected that Mr C. will get a small majority, but ev
en The should not, the opposition cannot gain enough
in Somerset to overcome the majority in Greene. Mr
Clavenger is no doubt elected.
CRAWFORD COONTY.—The Meadville Democrat of
the 11th says, that it is believed Messrs. Power and
Shattuck, democrats, arc both elected to the Legisla-
Power, 1044 Kerr,
Shattuck, 1147 Damns,
The Democratic candidates for Canal Commission
ers will have a very large majority, say 800.
Gen. Hem democratic candidate for Congress, will
have a tremendous majority, perhaps 1000.
The democratic candidates for Treasurer and Audi-.
tor had no opposition, and of course axe elected.
Tile democratic candidate for County Commissioner
is elected by a very large majority.
G. Church and C. M. Yates were elected Trustees
of the Meadville Academy, without opposition.
Vote as far as heard from:
OHIO ELECTIONS
By a slip from the "Ohio Patriot," we have the re
turns from Columbiana county. The democratic tick
et is elected by a majority of 960.
Er The New Orleans Tropic cautious absent citi
zens andstmngers from approaching that city while the
yellow fever prevails. The disease was on the in
crease.
CAUTION TO APOTHECARIES. — Tho Newburvport
Herald contains an account of the trials and sentences
in the Court of Common Pleas, held iu that town by
Judge Merrick on Saturday last. The following is a
warning to the sellers of "Thompson's Bitters," Rheu
matic Drops," and "Cayenne Corn Curer.,," to be
careful and adulterate the brandy they use, so that it
may not be found to be stronger than 80 per cent.
"Aaron Lammas, of Lynn, complained of before a
Justice for a breach of the License Law in the sale of
"Aromatic Tincture," was bound over to this Court,
where he conducted his ewn defence. The prepara
tion, it appeared by the evidence, contained about 80
per cent of alcohol, 15 per cent of Cayenne pepper, and
5 per cent of myrrh. The judge directed the jury, that
if they considered the alcohol materially affected by
the ingredients, they should return a verdict of not guil
ty—otherwise guilty. The jury, after considering the
case about twenty minutes, returned a verdict of ac
(anima
The New York Tribune says—" Private leuers
from the other side, received by the Acadia, speak of
an increased and growing confidence in sound Ameri
can stocks, and States that there were now more buy
ers than sellers. The transactions had not been large
in consequence of the small parcels on the market.—
The prices of some descriptions had improved, and
in the case of Massachusetts Fives the rate was high
er, with exchange, than on this side. Pennsylvania
had gone up to 52 a 50, which was the greatest ad
-
varlet?. The influence exercised by the non-dividend
paying States, however, was still disastrously felt, and
although some capitalists were beginning to distin
guish between Massachusetts and Mississippi, still '
the feeling was not general."
The Express says—" American stocks looked quite
as well and little better than by the previous steamer.
Money continued as abundant as over. Much anxiety
has been manifested here to learn the result of the
negotiation of the Illinois commissioners=we learn
that they had not as yet been successful, but still enter
tained strong hopes of acccomplishing their object."
Willis is, beyond comparison, the most agreeable
writer that contributes to the popularity of the news
paper press, as his letters to the National Intelli.encer
and his editorials in the New York Mirror abundantly
testify. The following is from the last number of the
Mirror:
SUPER/I/CERT.—We take advice, as Mucius Sae
villa lent his hand for a gridiron—with the Sweetest
serenity. A bystander might fancy, from our counte
nance, that we were hearingof a codicil in our favor.—
But we do not like advice abstractly; and, that WO seem
benign while it is administered, is but our acknowl
edgement for the disinterested expenditure of wind and
time in the inflictor. For, we maintain, that, us the per
son most to bo affected by the consequences, wean)
the most on the alert, and the best judge . of what is ex
pedient in the given emergenny. But this was some
thing we meant to isy after Al had said something
else. It is so difficult to begin at the right end of a
tangle of reverie!
Are you a guinea or a penny, dear reader ? Did
you ever settle, to your satisfaction, of what metal you
were, and whether, in the ill-lighted pocket of society,
you were properly felt in your relation to the change
around you! And do itiu think it worth while to both
er yourself with regard toyour ring upon the counter
—uneasy that you don't pass for more? Because we
take this to be the shape of human unhappiness which
is most commonly chosen. (And that we do choose
unhappiness—do help ourselves to the most we get of
it in this otherwise very tolerable world, we aver as the
result of our deliberate observation.)
But, as to the good of' being superfine—as to the
feasibleness of altering, for any length of time, or to
any satisfactory purpose, the level of one's specific
consequence—(by exclusiveness, by the "de haul en
has" in the demeanor, by taking every body to be vul
gar till proved to be "genteel," I y not being visible too
often to the naked eye, and be such peculiarities of
personal habits as are practised be self-tickled super
fine people !) Dues it ever succeill Is the world ever
persuaded to put people permanently upa peg, (hang
the p's ! at their own suggestions.
We will give a little illustration of how we think it
answers. Suppose. Saratoga to be a glass vessel. Mr. ,
Q. (quicksilver) goes there first, and sinks plump to
the bottom. Mr. S. W. (sea water) follows, and lies
comfortably a-top of Mr. Q. Then tumbles in Mr. E
(ether,) Mr. N. P. W. (nice pure water;) Mr. 0.
0. (olive oil;) Mr N. N. (na.ty napthrto and Mr. S.
A. (strong alcohol.) After the first confusion of com
ing together is well over, this charming society finds it
self very clearly arranged. Mr. N. N. at the top,
and Mr. Q. at the bottom, and the other gentlemen fal
len, by some inexplicable law or other, into well-defi
ned relative positions—apparent to the commonest ob
scrvatton. But Mr. 0. 0. begins to be uneasy. He
don't see why Mr. S. A. should be above him, nor why
Mr. N. N. should be Ruh° top; and very soon he under
takes to change places with one or both of these gen
tlemen. He makes a move accordingly; and as the in
vasion is somewhat resisted, Saratoga is put into a fer
ment, and, sure enough, the ambitious Mr. 0. 0.
Comes now and then to the surfitce. And though ev
er• body thinks that, somehow or other, it is all wrong,
and there is great talk about mixed society and parve
nus and preterdiers. the very struggle to put down the
ambitious gentleman seems wily to raise hint
And the confusion lasts till the parties become tired of
debating the matter, and the upstart is left alone.—
Upon which desirable consumation,down sinks Mr. 0.
0. to his old place again, and all the rest resume their
places, according to their original stratification.
A SSEMBL
No, no! life is too short fur superfincry ! True phi
losophy is to live as much as yon can, leaving the gods
to determine how Long; and he who crowds into his
day the most events, the most variety, the most contact
with his species, learns, thinks, feels, and lives, the
most—•••lxt his conversance with rich or poor, with high
or humble. Life for us (tis inividually) is a sea, into
'which we plunge ourself, after our days work is done,
to Lwim till lied-time. Let what will float up to us.
We cannot hut know the thing that touches as, and that
knowledge repays us for the contact; and we rise or
sink, in reference to this neighbor afloat with 114 ir life,
according to our specific gravity—or, if you like the
word better, specific /evity ! If God designed us to
bold our heads higher than another above water, we
swim in a truth-telling elenient, and the world has
found it out. We will take the world's word for it— ,
meantime, however, buffeting away after what we like
without much heed of what is thought of our swim,
ming. Come anybody along side that likes oar com
pany.
We may say, however, that we have stilted our phil
osophy on this subject to the meridia we live under.—
There is excuse for ambitiousness of association in
England—ior' be highest there, are the best born; and
the best born have a family pride to sustain. winch is to
them the fountain of cultivation, refinement and cour
tesy The scale of these companionable qualities is
graduated very much after a parallel of high station,
and of course the English exclusive shuts, with some
propriety, the doer behind him. But in this country
of equal advantages, the qualities we need for the plea-
santest intercourse are found in almost every stratum
of society, and perhaps least in the most fashionable.
You may find as cultivated companions among the
clerks of Pearl street as among the dandies at Sarato
ga—quite as charming women who are never heard of
beyond their family circle, us the belles at Rockaway
or Newport. A man who is superfine in this country
—who slights or rejects tire society of men or women
because they are not "fashionable"—is a shallow ob
server; and, to say the least, has a very limited chance
of good companionship.
Now the text upon which we have written this ser
mon is a paragraph in a late paper, sneering at us for
"living at a hotel and picking up unconsidered trifles"
showing very clearly that the writer (in supposing us,
by so much, out of place) puts a hip her value than we
on the dignity of our position—judging of it, that is to
say, by his own standard. We thank him, humbly as
befits us.
"TRICKS IN ALL TRADES BUT OURS."
"Jemmy, my son, (said a coal merchant to his young
hopeful,) just throw into this load of pine coal a basket
or two of the best maple, birch, and alder, and scatter
it about well; then I'll start for market."
"Have some coal to-day, marmi"
"What sort have you, sir?"
"As nice of the kind asyou ever saw—the best part
of it maple, birch, and alder, with a pine stick here
and there."
"I'll take a dozen bushels."
The bin is filled, the money paid, and the merchant
drives on to the next door. Soon as the dust subsides,
the bin fa visited, and the quality discovered. Smut
ty-nose is sent for; he comes back and coolly, looks into
the bin.
"Well, martn, what's the matter?"
"I want you to take this pine coal and these brand
ends back, and give iite my money, or I will let the
neighbors know what a cheat you are."
"A cheat! Why, good woman, I never heard such
a charge before in all my born days. I told you what
the coal was before yottlxmght it. "
"Didn't you say the greater part of it was from hard
wood?"
"No marra, I said the best part—and so it is."
"You didu't tell me it was half brand-ends."
"Good woman, I t aid you there was a pine slick here
and there, and you see them here and there; if they had
been burnt we should have called it pine coal. No,
no, marm, you do us great injustice to say that we coal
merchants cheat. 'There are tricks in all trades but
ours.' Good morning mnrm."—Er.
From the Boston Courier
FOR Tai POST.
THE HON. JAMES BUCHANAN AND THE
PRESIDENCY.
To the Citizens of Penxotvania:
In the views I have heretofore taken upon the subject
oft's,' Presidency, i have not had occasion to advert
to two distinguished citizens, whose friends have deem
ed it their duty to render competitors for the occasion.
There is a respect due to the name of Col. Richard
M. Judinsee. that every one not lost to all feelings of
veneration fur patriotism and valor, will be most soli
citous to pay; his heroic character, his extraordinary
capabilities, exhibited at the battle of the Thames and
elsewhere, the kind of chivalry that seems to invest him,
being as it were the very breath of his nostrils, the
fact which with so much modesty he declines to ac
knowledge, that tile redoubtable Tecumseh fell by his
hand, his numerous wounds received in defence of his
country's rights, all combine to render him an object of
high regard and public favor; yet it cannot be conceal
ed that amongst those who approve him most, there
are few who would not feel that it was impolitic to :
place him in the Presidential chair. As Vice Presi
dent
he seems to have attained the summit to which the
popular wish was inclined to elevatehim, and the cloud
that fell upon Mr. Van Buren's prospects, cast some
of its blighting influences upon those of the redoubta
ble soldier. Some misgivings there have been undoubt
edly as to whether his reputation as a statesman is not
in some degree inferior to his character as a general,
and in the recent campaign his scars, although "the
wounds of honor all before," his arduous exertions in
the tented field and his military greatness, were in vain
appealed to, and did not save him from the disastrous
consequences of an overwhelming defeat. If there
were no other grounds calculated to excite, even with
the Democratic party, unfavorable dispositions towards I
him, yet the fact of his being a defeated candidate
would still weigh against hint on the score 01. sound ;
policy. That he, like Mr. Van Buren and Mr. Cal-1
hoi n, had fallen from his high estate, that the award of
the Vice Presidency to him a second time was denied
by the people, renders it a dangerous, not teeny a fatal
experiment to bt ing him forward fur the highest office
in the government of the country. If the nomination to
the Presidency should be considered in the light of a
remuneration, rather than one of poliey, it might we
think fairly be submitted to the people. whether the
services of Gov. Cass, great in a political nod military
point of view, as they undeubtedly are, have net been
adequately rewarded in the very lucrative and highly
honorable appointments which he so long held as Gov
ernor of Michigan and General Agent of Indian affairs
in the north east; stations in which he had the geed
fortune to obtain an honorable competence and :in eleva
ted reputation, His services in the War Department
were such undoubtedly as to insure hinegeneral appro
bation, although it was conceived that there was noth
ingin them to give him any special claim upon the pub
lic, other and greater than should in fairness be allotted
to many other dietinguished individuals, who have faith
fully discharged the duties of that important cabinet
appointment. That his diplomatic character is of the
first order, no one (who has attended to the profonnd
skill exhibited in his suceessful intervention for the par
pose of preventing the consummation of a Treaty be
tween England and France, for the abolition of the
slave trade, and his most satisfactory demonstrations
as to the fallacy of the arrangement for the Purposes in •
tended, and of the deep schemes of Great Britain con
cealed under the veil of humanity to the African race)
can fail to admit; and he must be lost to all sense of
what. s due to the cligeity of his country, who can read
that part of his great publications on the subject that
relates to the matter ofimpresement, and not feel a just
pride in having the honor and policy of our own goe
r' nment so ably vindicated. It would be exceedingly
difficult to compare dm relative merits of the Michigan
and Pennsylvania candidates, as their respective thea
tres of action have been AO different, that it would be
next to impracticable to find n common standard of com
parison between them. Each has been eminent in his
own pnrticulor course; each in his station has drawn
the public eye towards himself. Either have those ex
eellenciee of character, that elevation of mind, that die
tinction in the discharge of public duties that would ral
ly them the ardent lovers of their country and
its institutions, and an attempt to assign to either a pre
ference in the various paths they have pursued, all tend
ing to the pablic welfare, would be no less invidious
than vain. Fortunately, the question of nomination
does not rest upon impracticable distinctions, but upon
grounds of party policy that appear to me to be
as clear and distinct m thOligh drawn by a sun beam.
There is scarcely any honor thatcan be rusnfersed on the
indivldeal ie a free country that is not attended with
some cot respondent disadvantage, and perhaps the
most objectionable feature attending a foreign mission,
is the effect it has of cutting one off so long as it last:
fele) a communication with our own countrymen, and
the loss of popular sympathies.
So sensible were the friends of General Jackson of
the untu,wan e l,influenee arising from such a separation,
that one principle reason for their wishing him tn de
cline die mission to Mexico tend gyred him by Mc. Mun
roe was the conviction that in so doing he would have
measurably lost even his strong influence on the public
mind. That such has been the effect of Gov. Cass's'
long absence is butt too apparent in the very small share
of enthusiasm that his nomination by the State (.f Mich
igan has created as evinced particularly by the facts,
that the State of Ohio from which he originally hailed,
and the State of Virginia from which his family was I
derived, have passed his claims over almost without
notice. Another tlitliculry that would seem at present
to interfere with his nomination is the fact, that he too
belonged to the late defeated ad ministrleinte and the
same system of sound policy, that would operate against
Mr. Van Buren's nomination would measurably affect
any one (however he may have kept aloof from the
contamination of the defeat) whose diplornatie churac
ter was in any way associated with Mr. Van t ßuren's
administration. That the Seliti 111,`MS so boldly put forth
by Gen. Cuss on the French noel British negotiation
for the suppression oldie slave teed-, no its hundred
questions would have svelte:it io err ail sections of the
country its rousing main--t !Om the 1.1. judices of threw
fanatical combinations that have lately obtained so un
toseard an iefluence in the recent election is perhaps to
be appreheeded, and as a question of poliey in making
the Presidential noieination, even matters of type. ent
ly small influence whose e'llnexinas may he
guarded against, should not be disreejnrded by intelli
gent and prudent statesmen. ft is conceived that it is
of the utmost importance to the Democratic party ,
that an individual should be placed in nomination for
the Presidency against whom no possible objention
could be raised on the various grounds that have been
heretofore suggested, and whose public acts done con
tinually and conspicuously in the affairs of the govern
ment, and in the eyes of the public, can at all t•Me 4 be
appealed to as evidences of his capability, consistency
and prudence. By many it has been considered as of
manifest importance, theta state so essentially central,
so eminent for her purity and consistency, an devoted to
the cause of Democracy as the State of Peeneylvania
has been; and one who having taken part in the revolu
tion, carries with her the veneration due to her mending,
to the excellent dispositinns other citizens towards the
principles of the revoluth nary patriots and saes, and
an inviolable fidelity in sustaining the constitution upon
its democratic foundations should now claim the privi
lege of nominating a candidate for the Presidency.—
Pennsylvania in her extent and population scarce se
condary to any State in the Union and for along period
the first in all the resources of national greatness, has,
notwithstanding, on all occasions given way when the
harmony oldie Democratic party would be readily main
tained by her doing se; and now only claims the right
of nomination who n not merely no 'danger can result
from its operation: but when every consideration of
sound policy urges its sanction, upon the other States of
the Union.
All other things being equal, that a preference should
be given to this ancient state, over one so recently ad
mitted into the Union as Michigan. will, we think, re
ceive the assent of all, even of Michigan herself In
all doubtful struggles, Pennsylvania has been relied on
as securing, sealing, binding, all the links of the great
c'nnective chain that was to insure victory to the Dem
ocracy—as the Keystone, securing the triumphant arch
under which so many have passed rejoicing; and it
would be the height of ingratitude to refuse to he', that
has done so much, the same boon that has been confer
red upon others that have done no more. The Suuth,
the North. the West, look upon her with equal regard
and confidence; they ought to do so. A contest has now
arisen which is like to shake the nation to its centre. and
to divide friends that have hitherto been bound by the
strongest political associations. Pennsylvania stands
the friend of all; the hope of all. To her claims all
accede; around her candidate all can rally without corn
promitting principle, or surrendering any future claim.
She alone can promote harmony, inspire confidence and
confirm union: /tor voice is a voice omnipotent in the
contest; her strength, thrown into the scale of either the
Northern or Southern candidate, will decide thqnom
, ioation. But this would produc e no compromise it
would be productive of no certainty; it would not in
sure success. Collisions after the nomination would
place all things at hazard. Pennsylvania, then, offers
a candidate herself; she claims the reward of her pa
triotism, of her forbearance, of her untiring efforts in
the great cause of democracy. She proposes to har
monize all differences, and to rally all the strength of
the party to the rescue of the Union, from the ruin im
pending from an unfortunate rivalry. Can any man
hesitate as t, what sound policy will dictate? Can any
man look at the candidates she offers, without seeing
that in him is combined all that the nation desires, the
People venerate, the party respects? Does not every
one, at first blush, perceive that Mr. BVCALNAN alone
stands free from all the objections, whether great or
trivial, that can be suggested against the eminent states
men that have been named for the Presidency? and that
the policy of the democratic party, their most rational
hope of union and their only sure basis of success, will
combine in dictating the nomination of Pennsylvania's
favorito son for the Presidential chair.
commercial Matters, &r.
PITTSBURGH MARKETS.
REpoRTILD FOR THC POST Ey ISAAC HARRIS
FRIDAY, October 13th, 1843
Now the election is over, and the season arrived for
doing the weighty part of our fall business. The stocks
are large, fresh and well assorted, at very fair prices.
Wo notice in onr walks and calls in the wholesale dry
goods, hardware,queensware, grocery, shoe, hat and va
riety stores, and in our different Iron and Nail, Cot
ton Yarn, White Lead, and other mnsufactories, most
excellent assortments, and a good deal doing. Our
merchants a - pear to be doing more, and their cash re
ceipts aro much greater than this time last year.
Our rivers are in excellent order, and a great deal is
doing on the wharf. Wo saw the whole Monongahe
la Wharf covered with fine steam boats, loading and
unloading for all parts of the west and the south. Our
croak are also covered with boats and business.
Fteca—Sales from vraa•ins and boats at $3,58 and
for very choice brands 3,514 pr bbl.
GRAlN—Wheat 624 a 6 5; Corn 37k; Oats 18 a2O
cts per bushel.
HAT—Sales from wagons and boats $7 a 8 pr ton
Si/CD of all kinds is in ready demand, Timothy
$1,25 a 1,50. Clover. $4,50 a 4,75. Flax Seed, 75
a 87i cts. per bushel.
BeEiIVAX in.demand at26c. a lb
GLIOCEIIII:S—Stockg. mostly excellent and regular
sales daily making. Cofree, Rio 71 a 9: St. Domin
go 7 a 71. Havanna 0 a 81, and Laguyra 81 91c. a lb.
Saar, sales by the hhd. 61 A 7c. and bbl. 7 a 71c. a lb.
Nfolagses, sales in lots by the bbl. 25 a 26c. a gal. Teas
Y. ft 40 a 75. Imperial 621 a 30c. a lb.
FICAI HERS—Small sales making at 28c. a lb.
PROVISIONS—SaIes of Pittsburgh Baco;1 41c. alb.
hog round. and country 2 a 4c. Fresh Roll Butter in
bbls. 8 a 9c. kegs 61 a 7c. Lard 6 a 61. Cheese. sales
of about 150 boxes for the New Orleans market at sc.
cash—in Casks 41c. a lb. Beef Cattle $2l a 3. Hogs
$2l a 3 per 100 lbs. SF eop and Calygs 871 to $2
each, paid by butchers.
LEATHER.—Stork and sales g,nad. New York red
17 a 18; Baltimore 22: and good country 22: Upper
$24 as 23 per daz. Calfskin. $l2 to $26 per daz.;
Good skirting 23 to 26 a lb.; Green Hides, Butcher's
weight, 4 c. a Ib; Tanners oil $lB a $23 a bbl.
laws—Juniata Blooms $3O a 52. Pig Metal from
$22 to' 5 fur good to soft.
SALT—Sales at the River and Canal 64 a ;7,} and
from store] at 9.i a $1 per bbl
LEAD:—White, large gale?, $1 75 a keg; Pig 31 a
31. awl bar 44 11411 1
.1111 1 .
PATENT L.T.AD PIPE - -.StfnllZ, all 417.1 , 6 e. a lb.
" " Agneduct from .1 to 1 inch, 75
a $1.62 per Rood.
Mineral Waterpipe.
Compoaiiion Gain , inch 51 cta. a fain.
du do I de 71 dr; as,.
do do 1 do 8 do do
do do dr> 10 do do
do do j do 11 do do
do do 1 do 161 do do
STOCII3.—The rise in stocks in this erentry
with
in a few months past has peen extraordinary. The
followinz table exibits the price of suirlry stocks on
the Ist January of this year, dud at this time:
New York Sit s'a
Ohio 6'.4 of 1860
linoi4
Konturtiv 6's
Inainna 5'4
Arkrin4-ia
Canton Co.
ASIF:RICAV I'InVI9IONS.* * It appears from a retinal
recently male to the British narliament, that the cured
provisi•ou iota ortol from the !Inked States, for the half
year ending sth July last, amounted to—salted heel
7335 cwt.; salted pork. (not hams nor bacon,) 3303
cwt-; lrturi.,2sl c vt. Fr rn British N-nerica, 10.037
cwt. of sake 1 beef: 10.944 of porkl 167 cwt of hams.
The Hanseatic towels for-list-1a Tolllv quantity-6336
cwt. of the first nu n 1, 1751 cwt of the second. and
2631 c of the last. AltLe,..r.her, hawever, the im
p.;;;.tatials have been hut smtl, and the United States,
merchants have, 11.11 a full share of the trade. The to
tal quantities imported having been—beef, 23,414 cwt;
park, 16,813; and hams, 4399 cwt. This amount
scarcely exsceis the quantity imported i•to this coun
try previous to the r,ediuttina of the duty from 12 shil
liars to 8 shillings, and only 1570 cwt of it were devo
ted 13r ha•ne consum:nion, the remainder having been
either re-exported as merchandise or fcr ship's stores.
CINCINNATT, Oct. 6, 1843.
THE WEATHER is strain very wet this morning,
ban ig rained .tt •ndily since an early hour, with an ap
pearance of a continuation.
Canal Receipts.—The receipts by Canal are much
heavier this morning than for s.r.me days previous; 3452
bhls. flour, 13 do. oil, and 850 bus. corn,
Flour.—We hear of but one small sale of flour at Ca..
nal at $3.5.2 per bbl., being a still further decline in
prire.—Cin. True Sun.
port of Pittsbuigl).
Reported by Sheble and Mitchell, Gerteral Steam
Boat Agents. IVatcr street
7 FEET WATER IX THE CHANNEL
ARRIVED.
"Dnily Beaver Packets
Lancet, Hicks, St. Louis.
*Cutter, Allen, Cin.
`Bridgewater, Clark, Wheeling
DEPARTED.
*Daily Beaver Packets.
Allegheny, Dean, St. Douls.
Harrisburg, Mills, do.
Belfast, Smith, Wheelina.
all boats marked thus (*) inltbe above list, are provi
ded with Evans' Safety Guard to prevent thee% plosion
• d steam boilers.
JUST RECEIVED and for sale on coniigurnent, I
7 lads bacon,
7 bids sugar,
Can be seen at the struenfJacola Painter& Co
auk J. K. MOORHEAD & CO.
Penmanship and Book-Keeping.
71 HOSE who wish a thorough knowledge of thee,
1. branches. would do well to collet Ma. S. W.
STEWART'S Commercial Academy, on Fourth Street.
near the corner of Market and Fourth, before en in
elswhere. oct 3-11 e.
CASSIUS
3. W. 13nxbridgo & Co.,
AGENTS for the gale of BEATTT . S Powder, VVatar
street, between Wood and Smithfield streets,
Pittsburgh. oct 5 las.
13 6 - 8 (IACRES OF VALUABLE LANDS.
0 ‘vill be sold a bargain in lots tosuit
purcha:ers. The land lies in Tyler and Nickolas
Co's., Virginia—and CLEAR OF ALL ENCITIERRANCLS.
For particulars inquire of the subscribers, if by letter,
post paid, LLOYD Sc CO.,
net 10 140 Liberty street, Pittsburgh.
McLane's American Worm Specific.
ATORE PROOFS.—McLANE's WORM SPXCIIPIC.
1. Some 2 months ago, I purchased a vial of
Lane's American Worm Specific. I gave a boy of
mine most of a vial; he passed 40 very large worms.
From that time his health improved very mucl . I bad
tried two other Vermifuges to no purpose. I believe
Dr. McLane's the best article before the public.
Mr. J KIDD—Sin—A child ermine about 41 years
old, was constantly indisposed, and of pule complex
ion; but had always a good appetite. In ordor to have
the child well, I bought a :small bottle ofMcLanc's Ver.
miftwre of which I gave him 3 spoonfuls, After which
20 or 25 large worms were expelled. I wish all Ger
mans would read the above facts. The child's health
is much improved. MICHAEL RHIN.
Chartier's Creek, Sept. ^_6 1343.
EL For sale at the Drug Store of
JONATHAN KIDD,
oet Corner of 4th and Wood sts. Pittsbg., Pa
B UTTER-27 Rep..
5 Barrels Western Reserve.
Dais• Butter just received and for sale by
HAILMAN, JENNINGS &Cn.
43 Wood n
BEAR SKINS, art.s:ed and undressed, just receiY
ea and for sale by A. BEELEN.
A full supply of Landreth's Garden Seeds always on
hand and for sale, at his agency, the Drug store of
F. L. SNOWDEN,
18 i, Libcrty a., head . of Wood.
~!" SHARES Allegheny Bride Stock, at .pri
-0.0 rate - aole, by JOHN D. DAVIS,
sep 11 Corner of Wood and Fifth streets.
T" undersigned will offer at PUBLIC SALE, or
Lease, on Saturday, the 18M of Notemberasext,
at 10 o'clock, A. M., that valuab!e property, on the
south sid , of the Monongahela river, opposite this city,
lately laid off in lots, embracing between 9.0 and 30
acres of ground.
This is wailknown to bethe most advantwoua
eatica for manuficturing purposes in the vicinity ofotw
great maouficturing city, having an extensive front on
the river, aod extnudin , - back to Coal Hill. celebrated
for the citmity of its coal over any other, and in which
immtdiat vicinity and extending back are inexhausti
bio mines; railways from which can be run directly in
to works on this property, as is now &mein the neigh
brrrliood. There are also several strata of coal beneath
the surface on this property, which will be valuable tn
tiro... by the use of shafts, one of which is ascertained
to be 172 to 15 fret in thickness.
Jan. 1. Sept. 27
85 100
67 97
18 45
7.5 99j
19 39
20 45
17
A portion of the property being elevated above the
proper level. and the clay being of the best quality for
brick m Aking, can be used very advantageoualy in irn
provem,:a.
Its advantageous location for Manufacturing and
Bui.ding,, the Slack Water Navigation of the Mouonga
liela, its being near:y opposite the mouth of the Penn
sylvania Cana:, and affording- every fachity for the re
ception of materials by river, at ail seasons when navi
gable at any other point hr the vicinity of the city, its
proximity and connexion with which,as will be the case
by a bridge so soon it becomes occupied, altogether
render it in every- point of view. one of the most desira
ble loeNtions for investment and improvement.
Notwithstanding the number of extensive Works
which have been erected within the past few years, /11333 . -
ufactures have never flourished more successfully dmn
at present, the yearly increasing extent of our city, the
immense. emigration to the West, and its unequalled
rapid settlement, which our city must ever, as it now
does, most advantageously supply with manufactures,
will yearly increase the demand, and great as is our
character as a manufacturing place, when we review
the great increase in number and extent of our manu
factures within the past few years, we must consider it
in its infancy, as the great manufacturing and commer
cial point it is destined to become.
I n addition to the manufacturing of Iron, Nai le, Glass,
Engines and Machinery, Cotton Yarns, &e. which are
operated advantageously here, tye require in this region
manufactories of Cotton Goods, a< the immense quanti
ties of these articles yearly brought from the East for
this, and Western and Southern maskets evince, the
profits to the different hands generally through which
they pass between the manufacturer and the western
merchant, wou!d satisfy a manufacturer, in addition
there is the carriage west to east of the materials, and
east to west of the manufactured articles, besides War
ance, time, &c., offering every• inducement to compan,
ies of our own or Eastern Capitalists beyottil come
'ion.
Applications have been made for a nunabor of years,
past for locations on this property for liannfacturin4
and Buildi ig purposes, and it has been laid off into liata
containing nearly an acre on the river, for the format,
and 24 by 100 feet for the latter purpose, fronting oil
50 feet streets, and 20 feet alleys.
It will be sold in a body, (exclusive of a few lots) or
portions will be sold togetiter: to suit the views of iodi.
viduals or companies wishing to purchase, or otherwises
separately in lots. Some lots may be exchanged AN
buildings on this property, or for a farm.
The terms will be made perfectly easy, only a moll
portion required down, and the remainder in a term of
years, payable annually or otherwise.
It is not desired to dispose of the prolo:rty under the
late and still exiaing depression of real estate, except
for its fair value, but from the frequent applications for
its purchase, and the inducements offered at present for
improvements, every article and expense connected
therewith being so low, it is considered the present
possession for these purposes by persons or companies
of wealth, would be so advtuitas to sheet, together
with the terms on which it is offered, that imincestin
offer of saleat this time. NEVILLE B. CRAIG.
Comniittee of Mrs. Sidne - Grew
aug vrd &els
Pig Lead.
RECEIVED by S. B. "New York;" dystons ofPig
Lead. For sale by
012-3 t
Just Opened.
O. 1, Salmon,
II No 1, 2 and 3 Mackerel,
No. 1 and 2, Maine Shad,
No 1, Labrador Gibbed Herring,
And 800 lbs. fine dry Cod Fish,
For sale for family use, by LLOYD & CO.
012. 140, Lilmrtyst.
Young Etyaea Tea.
1.15 CHESTS, tifq`ualit,t3
and boxes Xouag H,-
sale low for cash. JOHN D. DAVIS,
011. corner of Wood and Fifth its.
BUFFALO ROBES by single robe or bale, formica
by A. BEELEN.
os—tf
Bargains to be Had.
Bitter Almonds and Ginger Root
'DECEIVED this day, a choice lot of Bitter Al
month, real Jamaica Ginger Root, and common
ALSO, a few catty boxes choice GITN POWDZIL
LLOYD & CO'S,
140, Liberty st.
Mifflin tp., Allegheny co., Sept. 30.
For sale at the Drug Store of JON. KIDD,
oat 3 Corner 4th and Wood sts
DR. M'LANE'S
AMERICAN WORM SPECIFIC
Landreth's Garden Seeds.
VALUAW.E WAAL ESTATE.
A. Ft EE LEN
D. CALHOUN