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Why, you ace, mint, there stint no honesty M . the
ease,' replied theonmiable Daggs, speaking the truth,
liy mistake,.theitag and short of it is, if you hasn't
the dint money, we roust take the dint things.'
But why linger over a scene, which to the disgrace
of BtitiA Judicatures, is enacted daily in our christian
-metropolis. Suffice it to say, Kit had neglected, from
:perfect' ignorance, to answer a summons before the
coat of requests, summary execution was issued, and
tunidsethe agony of grief and effectual remonstrance
oC 01.1,7 poor lonely mother, the humble apartment was
f tripped of every article except the bed she lay on,
even to the very cradle of her infant, to satisfy the
ire of a stony hearted creditori and the more beast
-k rapacity of a shameful and cruel law.
- (Concluded to-morrow.)
Subject to the decision of
THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
Zlie Daily Aorning Post.
ruiLues SMITU.. EDITORS AND PIIOPRIETORS
PITTSMRGII; MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
The Massachusetts election toolc Vace last Monday,
attd from the returns received, it does not appear that
Governor has been elected by the people. It ap
pears that . Mr. Briggs has 57,067 vows, and Mr. Mor
ton 55,770. For all other candidates than Mr. 8.,
there are 61,625; leaving a majority of all votes ag,ninst
Lim of 4;556.
SENATE. AND HOUSK.—Up to the moment or prepar
ing- thisiTosteript of the Atlas, there was a Whig ma
jority of FIVE at the Senate Board, and a Whig majori
ty of FORTY-sect; in the next. House of Representa
There is no choice of Representatives in more than
I(.lo'toivris, and there is no election of Senators in Es
sex, Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk and Plymouth.
No choir:ea( member of Congress has been effected
aotbe aisuicts where vacancies exist.
ELECTED.—fo the 10th Con
gressional District, the vote stands thus, complete ex
cept the town of Chatham, which will vary the result
141 04 nel (W.) Perkins (Dem.) Scat
4869 3827 406
There are no definite returns from the other Congres
sional Districts, and it is doubtful if any other choice
MSG= TO THi GREAT A3IIKRICA4 110TTO X.—Late
examinations show that the Missouri river has worn
away at its mouth, during the last year, about two hun
dred yards of the bank of the lississippi on the Illinois
side. There are setnaining only about 1000 yards,
between the shore and the low lands. ravines, &z.,
connected with Long Lake, in Illinois. When the
river is high, water now finds its way from the Mis
sissippi into the Lake, and unless something is done to
Protect the bank, the American bottom will be inunda
ted, and immense injury done both to the citizens of
Illinois and Missouri. Congress should attend to this.
GREAT Loss OF LIFT.-WO male ,motion a day or
two ago of the great gale near the Bahamas. We have
since learned that a brig, supposed to be to Virginia,
of sixty 'passengers onboard, was seen to sink off the
islands. All perisha I, th 3 c tta3trJphe being in
full visas of theshore, bat tha spectators being unable
to extend to them any assistance.
Dtmociwric I:rms.—The editors of the Demo
cratic Union, published at Harrisburgb, propose issu
ing a daily paper during the sessicn of the Legislature.
The following are the terms of the different papers:
Pally, during the session, (super royal) .t 3 00
Semi-weekly, " (double royal) 2 00
Weekly, permanent subscribers (twice a week
• during the session) 3 00
The gentlemen of the Union are fully competent to
makt their paper highly interesting to the public during
Lire session, and we have no doubt but is es will be liber
RgallISOR, who delivered some elo
quent lectures on Ireland in this city some time ago,
recently lectured in Baltimore, and in one of his
speeches he said that even the ridicule cast up on Irish
men was sometimes the highest praise. Thus the
nickname of Pat was a word of the very best signifi
cation. No word beginning with Pat in the English
language, had a bad meaning. Patent is applied to
something valuable; Paternal means fatherly or kind;
Patchuch, the father or head of the family; Patri
cian, a nobleman; Patriot, a lover of his country; Pat-
To], one who guards the garrison; Patron, a protector
and - gassilian; ,Pattern. a thing to be copied, &c.,
SUICtOIt OF A WITNESS IR TRE CISE or ADAM
, Rosa.—The editors of the Baltimore Patriot have'seen
detter dated Registertown, ( Ir2th inst., which
states that a man named Storick, a witness in the case
of -Adana Horn, alias Hellman, indicted, and to be
tried on Monday next in Baltimore Conroy Court for
themurderer his wife, committed suicide in the vi
of Registertown on Sunday morning, by cutting
his throat with a shoe knife. Storick gave testimony
before the Grand Jury last week in Horn's case, which
evidence is said to be of little importance. It appears
ihat he was subsequently arrested in the county, in con
sequeoce of some confession main relative to the
murder, and examined before a magistrate on Satur
diy night. He was then taken to the tavern, where
he had bean boarding, In custody of officers, and plac
ed in a room by himself. Some time during the night
he escaped out of the window, nearly destitute
clothing, and was found about 4 o'clock in the morn
lw'oind a barn in the neighborhood, with his throat
cut as above mentioned. It as further stated that he
has left evidence behind him whieb may have nn im-
Tenant bearing in the trial of Horn. Storick, it may
rememhered, is this person to whom Horn was a
bout to make over his -property when he was arrested
in Philadelphia. It is said that the deceased acknowl
edged that he went into Horn's house when he was en
gaged in cutting up the body of his wife—that Horn
+ - Sold bim he had killed her with a fire shovel, and prom
4isetirif he (Storick) would not reveal the dreadful deed,
dee would make over to him his property.
ArminTrAL bout..—Two officer's of the Navy, lieut.
'kbanaplianstuid raiaahipman Throckmortem, left Phil
atisphia on Szeiday to 'fight a duel near the Dele.
ware line. One of them reached the ground, but the
tither was overtaken by cuptdix' of the Navy, who
:order him and bis second, also en Acer of the navy.
to return to Philadelphia, which they
COMM Nor AGREL—In the case of Tan Cott es
Shaw, ;scrim con trial recently tried in New Turk,
sad the details of which are even more disgusting
'thin those' isithe Marshall trial it, this city, the jury
were unable tougree, and were discharged.
ti' The New York Suu says that Bishop Hughes
21Iked - an addition to hie salary; but refused to
receive =ore than five hundred dollars, though the
sougregution desired to aaa a thousand.
17'The New York canals are considerably obtuse
ufft-t#e ice, and the forwarding merchants are fear-
ful dbaviapipir produce blocked up in transitii.
ii.M.PLAL.--Alinust, every paper we open cuntdins a
call for a Itepeal meeting, or the proceedings of one
that has been held. The nrrest of °Van nell hasareased
every Irishman and friend of Ireland to action; and all
appear impressed with the belief that the crisis is nt
hand. This movement of the British government has
done more to advance the cause of Repeal than could
tea thousand speeches of even the Agitator himself
By-the-way, what is the Pittsburgh association doing
It should have had a meeting a week hillee.
How is IT I—The Now York Herald states. on the
authority of Henry Clapp, a seaman on board the Mis
souri when-she was burned, that all the sailors of that
ill-fated vessel were sent home with scarcely a rag to
their backs, and not a cent in their pockets. If this be
true, it is a disgrace to the Navy.
reP The N. Y. Journal of Commerce states that
most of the largo ships are now loaded by a steam
engine, which is drawn alongside on wheels, and hoists
and lowers with great despatch.
(Kr Sir RJbert Peel lately gavo 4099 pounds to
the church building fund. Sir Robert's sins must be
giving him just cause to fear the fatale state.
Itia ascertained that fifty persons, half clothed
and famished. sleep every night under the trees in the
London Parks, clane to her Ntijesty's palace.
ANOTHER CANDIDATE —A writer in the Carlisle
Volunteer nominates WILLIAM HOPKINS, Esq. as a
candidate fur Governor.
BircHANAN MErrEsu.—A large meeting of the
democrats of Curnh2rland county was held at Carlisle
on Monday last, at which a strung set of resolutions
in favor of Hon. JAMES BUCHANAN were adopted.
‘Ve learn from the Juliet (Illinois) Signal,
that Judge You sg, while presiding in that county, inti
mated an opinion in the case of Wattels vs. Lelor, in
which a discharge under the Bankrupt act was plead
ed in defence of the action, that the voluntary part of
the Bankrupt law was uaconstitutional. The Signal
says be took the case uulsr advisement till the next
term, but expressed decidedly his impression as abevo
DEPARTURE OF MISSIONARIES.—The Rev. Walter
Gunn and wife,, who received their instructions in Phil
adelphin, on theevening of October 24th, are expected
to sail in the ship Charles, bound for Calcutta, from
Boston, in the course of afewdays. Their field of la
bor is among the Telagoos of Southern India, about
2)0 miles north of Madras. They are sent out by the
Missionary Society of the Evangelical Lutheran
THE REV. Ma. SPARRY.—The citizens of Pittsburgh
cannot have forgotten this individual, who came among
us as a teacher of Christianity, but who labored with
all his powers to excite feelings of religious Intolerance
among our citizens, and to cause strife and be
tween neighbors. Be was not very successful in his
mission, and left our city with no very favorable opinion
of the religious zeal of our people, who stubbornly re
fused to countenance his vulgar and gross misrepresen
tations of tire religious faith of a large portion of the
community. We had lost sight of this saint for some
time past, but he has suddenly shown himself in Potts
ville, in a character more congenial to his mind than
that of areligious instructor It seems thnt he has been
apprehended for selling and distributing a grossly im
moral and obscene book. A correspondent of the
Philadelphia Ledger gives the following account of his
examination before the magistrate:
"The proof of the sale and distribution of the book
was conclusive, and its immoral tendency and shocking
obscenity made' vident by the production of the book
in evidence, and the reverend gentleman's knowledge
of the fact that such was the character of the book, was
proven from his public assertions "that the book was
too obscene fur the perusal of any female."
"Finding the affair likely to terminate in a trouble
some lawsuit, be appealed to the feelings of his accu
sers, pleaded his poverty, and promised to dvaist from
the sale and distribution of the obnoxious work. He
declared that he would return all the unsold copies he
ball on hand to the publishers, and endeavor to su 'press
the work; and upon these representationsand promises,
the proceedings against him were stayed, and he walk
ed out (lithe magistrate's office."
The Rrverend Mr. Sperry, in the above transaction,
has shown himself a proper tool for the bigots and fana
tics who employed him to villify the faith of better men
GEN. JAMES K. MOORHEAD
To the Editors of the Morning Post—
GENTLEMEN: The more numerous the candidates
are whose names are presented to the people, from
amongst whom to make their selection fur Governor,
the greater is the chance of ultimately combining the
party upon the choice of a suitable person for that of
fice. Amongst those whose names have been frequent
ly mentioned, J. K. Moorhead, Esq., stands conspicu
ous. Independent of many State appointments which
he has usefully filled, he has lately held a eery impor
tant office ender the General Government, in this city,
in which the duties were performed in a manner that
gave universal satisfaction to the puldic. Mr Moor
head is an active, efficient, practical man, of great ex
perience and uncommon sagacity, and his perfect ac
qaaintance with every part of the State, particularly
with those portions of it through which the public im
provementa are extended. or may her eifter be re
quired, would seam to point him out as the person bet
ter calculated than any other who has been named, for
meeting the exigencies in which the State has become
involved, and applying her resources in a suitable man
ner to the discharge of her public debt, and the resto
, ratiou of her financial reputation. It is not a matter
of small consequence that General Moorhead has a
pr rctical knowledge on the subject of our public im
provements that is not to be found in any of the indi
viduals who have heretofore been named for the office;
and when it is considered how deeply interested weall
arc that these improvements should be brought into the
must successful operation and to the extremest pitch of
usefulness to the public 'treasury, and that upon them
we mainly rely to free us from the embarrassments
arising from their construction, every ono will readily
perceive that the knowledge and experience of General
Moorhead upon the subject would greatly avail the
Commonwealth. It is well known that to the enter
prize of this gentleman we are now about to owe the
completion of the slack water navigation to Browns
ville, and the well merited success a f ail his underta
king: of this altar-, cv 0 wr a s toad understanding and
practical mind aped these objects of interest to Penn
sylvania which are seldom found oohed to the enlarged
political views and admirable capacity for their de
velopment which so strongly characterize Gen. Moor
To tblse interests which so connect him with the
west and render hint essentially a western man. Gen.
Moorhead unites those strong feelings upon the subject
of manufactures which necessarily arise from his con
nection in an extensive establishment, and renders him
essentially a citizen of Pittsburgh. Unobtrusive in
manners, republfcan in habits, democratic in princi
ples, of unblemished integrity, an estimable citizen, an
industrious. hard working, thriving manufacturer, a
man who, from both principal and necessity, is deep
ly interested in the prosperity of the State, in the suc
cess of her improvements and in the restoration of her
public credit; General Moorhead presents claims to
the Executive station that require but to bo reflected
on to be admitted, and whilst other individuals may
possess some of the advantages which render General
Moorhead a suitable candidate, there is no other it is
believed whocombines within himself so malty of the
characteristics that recommend a man for that eleva
ted station. Believing that these views, however fee
bly exptessed, may have the effect of turning the atten
tion of our democratic fellow-citizens more particular
ly than has heretofore been done towards General
Moorhead, I beg you to give them a place in your
valuable paper, and oblige
ONE OF THE PEOPLE.
From tke Gazelle
REMARKS'S WILSON itCANDLESS, ESQ.
ML ADAMS —I have bees deputed by my fellow
citizens of all parties, to bid you a hearty weleome to
this city. Tam directed, sir, to tender you the hospi
talities of the people, and of the corporate authorities
of this and our young but flourishing sister of Alleghe
We have not strewed flowers in your path, nor erect
ed triumphal arches at your approach, but greet you
with the homage of grateful hearts,, as evinced iu this
spontaneous outpouring of the people. acre, sin, is
the token of that regard in which you are held, by the
free citizens of this great country. And here, sieryou
have the reward, for a -long life of meritorious' public
What can be more endearing to the heart of the pa
triot than this exhibition of public sentiment than this
manifestation of love for your person and admiration
of your exalted talents and virtues Like the son of
Marcus Cato, you have been a foe of tyrants, and your
country's friend, and that country now oTers to you the
tribute of her affection and gratitude.
Yon seem, sir, 'like the aged oak, standing alone on
the plain, which tim has spared a little longer, after
all its co emporaries haw been levelled with the dust,"
but the people delight to gather round the venerable
trunk, and dwell beneath tin shadow of its yet green
Associated as you have been with the FATRIR OP
HIS CJUNTRY, partaking largely of his curifidence, and
deeply imbued with the lofty patriotism of his charac
ter. it must be gratifying to you to visit this, the theatre
of his earliest achievements.
Hero standing on the portals of the Mississii pi val
ley, his prophetic eye reaching far into futurity, he saw
the materials for that great empire, with its teeming
millions, that now revere and venerate his name.—
Here it was, that. Providence thrice spared his indi
vidual life. Once on the Venango path, when the rifle
of the warrior dashed in the pan. Again when his
frail raft gave way, he was precipivited amid ice and
snow, and the raging of the elements, into the rapid
waters of the Allegheny. An] again on the shores of
the Monongahela, when Braddock, and Halket, and
Peyreuny fell, by the deadly aim of the French and
i Two horses shot under him, his clod:Jos perforated
with bullets. himself a bright and shini,ig mark, yet the
leaden messengers wore turned aside by an invisible
hand, and he was saved to lead the armies of his coun
try to victory, and to lay deep that precious corner stone
of civil polity, that has nu parallel in the history of the
Herrs.it WAS thnt in the wigwams, and partaking of
the hospitality of Kiiq Shingiss, and Queen Allainip
pa, that his heart imbibed that warm and active be
nevolence in favor of the sons of the forest, that was so
conspicuous in his subsegnent dmini-tration of the
Here it was that the influence of his great name, sup
pressed au insurrection that threatened to sap the
foundations of our beautifi I political edifice. And
In re, sir, he has a m.mument in the affections of his
ountrymNi mork durable than bra=s or marble, and
which will remain steadfast ns lung as the rippling cur
rent of the Ohio River flows on to the bosom of the fa
ther of rivers.
In 1798,the firs: armed vessel that ever floated on
the western waters was constructed here under the di
rection of a Revolutionary officer. She was a row-gal
ley, mounting a solitary gun, and was intended to pro
tect our infant trade with that splendid domain, which
was nftcrwarls a-quirgd to the union by the wisdom
and foresight of your illustrious friend and cuatempora
ry, :sta. J EFFERSON.
The name of that vessel was the Jour ADAMS. And.
if tradition is to be credited, after performing her rimy
here, she hoisted sails, catered the pe tcefnl pursuits
of com:mtrce, crossed the Atlamtic, p used the straits
of Gibralter, wended her way up at: Me litemneno.
threaded the Archipelago, and penetrated to the Dar
daaelles on the borders of Asia Miaor. Thas carryiag
upon her prow into thc. very hero n of a despotic coot
try, the name of one of the b morel actors i t the ,great
struggle for Republican Liberty.
Look at the contrast now! Instead of the barge
and the row gaily, our skilful mechanics, in 1343, com
pleted, on the very bastions of old Fort Duquesne, an
iron ship of war that is to carry on the Northern Lakes
the stars and stripes of our beloved country—and a
frigate, is now in the regress of construction, which.
with her "iron sides,' ii destined to defend the honor
of the American name in every sea under the whole
When your venerated sire, with burning zeal pro
claimed, 'lndependence now. independence forever,'
when—with heroic end inflexible resolution he signed
his name to the great charter ofour liberties, the place,
on which you now stand wai a barren and unprodiu>
tire forest. Now
" As the swain columns of ascending smoke,'
so swells her grandeur. From a thousand chimneys
are emitted the living evidences of her prosperity.—
The Ranting fire, the till h art n tbs. revolving ro!-
ler, all give daily, honrly proof, of her rapid advance
ment. Here the rough misshapen elements of nature
are formed and moulded to suit the purposes of man.
Here machines to mitigate the toil of the laborer, and
facilitate the intercourse between the states, are made
with a skill unsurpa:sed, even by the old world. Here
is the anchor forged to give security and protection to
the weather beaten mariner, and here the shovel and
the mattock, the plough and the harrow, go forth to
ease the labors of the husbandman. Hero the naked
are clothed and the hungry fed, by the evolution of
machinery 'and the potent agency of steam.'
To what are we indebted for all these blessings?
Since the war of the Revolution, to that wise TARIFF
policy by whichyou were regulated when at the head
of the Government, and as Chairman of the Committee
on Manufactures in the Congress of the United States.
No base subserviency to foreign powers dictated your
course, but a manly and determined support of the
true. interests of the country, by the protection of its
industry, and by a proper reciprocity of countervailing
We thank yau, Sir—we thank you with the truest
friendship and the deepest sincerity.
1 . 4 .'e honor you fur the lustre you have shed on nil
the high places you have occupied—we praise you for
the sublime viitue which shines in all your actions—
we see in your brow that undaunted vatOr that. ren
ders you inexorably firm in the discharge of all your
public duties, and in your eye 'that inextinguishable
spark that fires the souls of patriots.'
Great and good Citizen ! Venerable and venerated
Man! Panegyric or Eulogy, now or hereafter, can
not add one cubit to your stature. Live on—live on
in usefulness and glory—and when 'this corruption
does pr o i ia^ trroptio-yinl this nvirtal im nortality,
I pray God that it may be in the calm serenity of that
summer's evening when bonfires and illuminations
light up the land, in commemoration of that glorious
independence, to the achievement of which your illus
triOus Father so largely, so eminently contributed.
To this thrilling ad Ir..t.ss, Mr. A 111113 with deep
feeling, made the following brief reply:
Fellow, citizens—The address of the gentleman
who has preceeded me was so elorptont that I can
hardly find words to reply. I must apologise for the
manner in which I appear before you. I had expect
ed to have the honer of meeting you here on this day
and at this hour. It happened that the bark in which
we had taken our passage arrived at the end of the voy
age (partaking of the feeling which we also felt to be
hero in season) before her time. And us my apology,
I must remind you of a saying of one of the first poets
of nature, Shakspeare, who says in one of his admi
"Lovers break not hours,
Except it be to come before the time." (Cheers.)
Mine is then, the lover's apology; !hope that you
will extend that apology to me, that females extend to
their lovers, as an eiidtince of my desire to see the be
loved of my soul.
Fellow Citizens, I have reasons of the most cogent
nature to inspire me with these feelings. In times long
past I hope forever, when my position was different
from that in which I find myself at this time, I received
limn the citizens of Pittsburgh testimonials of sympa
thy and approval greater than it was my privilege to
receive from any other part of the United States, my
own con-tituents and the city of Rochester only excep
ted. Under the feelings inspired by the expression of
this sympathy, I have always felt those sentiments of
gratitude to the citizens of Pittsburgh, that belongs to
the nature of man to feel for benefits received from his
I mid not the expectation of a hope that it would have
been in my power to return my thanks for the gratitude
which was felt. And it was rather owing to an inci
deMocircumstanee, that 1,-now hove this
re tiacottree of the last szenmet, I received an invita
tion tri.,repair to a Western city in a neighboring state,
to address the citizens on a subject totally disconnected
with politics; in a cause which is tbto joy of my heart
that the peophs of all parties are equally favoring and
zealous. It was merely for the laying of ;scorner stone
of an observatory. 11u receiving the invitation, I im
mediately accepted it.
Scarcely, however, had my acceptance been made
known' to the country, before I received a newspaper
from your city, containing an invitation from my per
sonal friendsto visit city. either while going to or
returning from Cincinnati. When I say "personal
friends," I moan those only, who, in the course of a
life, lw'te approved my conduct. There are few in
Pittsburgh with when . ' T have enjoyed that pleasure,
have shed upon my life Joule ofits choicest comforts.
When I saw the rheititions adopted by the meeting
which extended to me this invitation, I looked not up
on the invitation as a personal favor to me, but as a
testimonial of approval of my public ants, and for that
testimonial, I felt that gratitude was due from me.—
Afterwards, I received the resolutions adopted at u
public meeting in the City of Pittsburgh, which con
veyed to me a note comprehensive invitation from
men of all parties.
This, fellow-eitizeisswas au honor never extended to
me before. lam not aware that it was ever extended
to any other person If theta be any way in which I
can trace the voicf of posterity, it is in that measure.
ln behalf of that invitation I now appear before you.—
It was my intention when I received and accepted the
invitation, to address you, at some length, on some of
the topics most interesting to you now.
But, fellow-citizens, I cannot think of detaining you
in this heavy rain, under such unfavorable circumstan
ces. In place of those remarks which I intended to
address to you, receive my gratitude to each and every
one of yen, for the kindness and respect which you have
shown me. And may the choicest blessings of Almigh
ty God rest upon yon, both as a corporation and as in
dividuals, and lead you to a greater improvement of the
advantages which you so richly possess.
Wssr's PAisrlso.—The unexpected large num
bers which have resorted to WIWPS9 this sublime work
of art has induced the manager to prolong his stay for
a few days, and also to publish "A CARD, " explanato
ry of the opinion of the Pastor and Trustees of the
Ist P. artist church of Poughkeepsie; the opinion ofa dip
tinguislied artist. E. Goodwin, of Albany; together
with some remarks of critics and the public press.
TO THE CITIZENS OF PITTSBURGH AND
Having been informed that there has existed some
doubt or controversy relative to the genuineness of
this painting.. I would remark, as I remarked to the
citizens of Albany, where upwards of ten thousand per
sons absolutely visited this enbject during a period of
six weeks: That you may call it whose painting you
please, and that if undoubted . authority n ill not satis
fy you, a personal visit will satisfy you with the nu
author of the noble work. However, it may be
required from 114 a duty tosubstantiate the decision of
the fact, we exhibit the opinion of theßev.E. Goodwin
of Albany, acknon !edged to be the best painter in that
city. His letter to the editor of the Albany Evening
uctireal referring to "Christ Healing the Sick," says:
"This great mural picture, by our countrymen Beni
West, painted in London during, the time ho was
Presldi nt oldie Royal Academy, is now exhibiting at
the Museum in this city. To all who apprecinie Aar
in its dignified and grand style, this will afford a rare
opportunity of gratifying thiirtaste.
"To any who may doubt the genuinmen of the pic
ture as an original, it may be remarked that all who
will examine it will beleme satisfied that the GREAT
PM:irk:lei own hand executed the noble work.
"One thing only is n d:aw-huck. and that is th 7 light
in which it m o st e•essari'y i l apl ward in th • Museum.
It needs sky-ligh: t o see is in all its grandeur. But
even now while the sun shines it may be seen to good
"The very low price of 121 rents aftirds the oppor
tunity to all to make it a visit, and none should let the
opportunity pass without improving. Another may
never occur to look up m a work from this great master
of whom every American may be prim& G.
N. B. The palming tray beseen to advantage by
lamp light in the evening."
Some hundred similar opinions from the press and
critics could be adduced, should necessity require to
further testify on the subject, but what needs it? We
agree with the Boston Press, which, niter urging upon
the community the genuineness of the picture, by copy
ing into their journals authentic documents, they say in
truth that it matters jot who executed this wonderful
painting, RS long as it is so well worth seeing. So
near to life are the characters of the human family as
here portrayed, that it is addressed to any person of
even ordinary mind. All who look upon it am struck
a ith awe and involuntary wonder. Hew such a
speaking paintiq, they say, can escape a general
visit, is intim than can be conceived. We here annex
a letter, signed by the Parson and Trustees of the Ist
Baptist Courch, Poughkeapsie, which, we trust, will
produce a sensation conducive to the information of the
public, as long as the price of 121 cents will enlist in
their feelings a fund of agreeable and instructive am
usement. We say both agreeable and instructive, for
never to our knowledge has there been an individual
left the room unsatisfied, and certainly no one can view
it without beneficial and lasting results, even if the mind
' be gross and uncultivated. J. MORRIS.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y , Nov., 8 'l3
Mr .1 Morris, of New York applied to the Parson
and Trustees of the 13;tpust Church, on the Ist day of
November, 1843, and obtained permission to exhibit
West's sublime painting of-Christ healing the Si: k."
The undersigned mention with pleasure that in their
opinion such a painting can only be viewed and studied
with benefit to the visitors, and that as the subject is
approached, a solemn stillness per% ades the mind of
each individual, and seems to illustrate in their feel
ings the immediate presence of the Incarnate deity—
awe and admiration are the effects of studying the
transfiguration oldie great master, and the efforts of a
judicious pencil leaves an impression upon the mind
lint easily eradicated.
IVe further mention to our brethren of the different
churches where them may be an application for the use
of them, that during the six evenings of the exhibition
of the paintings, there have been meetings held in the
basement of our church, and that such is the silence in
viewing the subject that no interruption has occurred
whereby even a loud whisper can or has been heard
through the audience, or large auditories, that have as
sembled to witness the scene portrayed. This evening,
Nov. 7, (Tuesday) I, pastor of said church, delivered a
lecture upon and before the said picture, to an eager
audience of near (as I should suppose) 800 persons, all
of whom seemed strictly to partake of the emotions of
anxiety which would seem to indicate a beneficial . and
lasting impression upon their minds, and we venly be
lieve that much good is to be produced by witnessing
such n solemn and imposing transaction as that repre
sented upon this canvass. We therefore readily an
nex our names as pastor and trustees of the Ist Baptist
Church In Poughkeepsie, N.Y. state.
Signed: CHAS. VAN SOON, Pastor.
D. W. BEADLL, President.
A. Raymond, Secretary.
"A WHIG VICTORY"
Mr. Rantoul, the new collector at Boston, has mule
several new appointments in the custom-house, which
the Whigs do not like. One of the new incumbents
has been found guilty,by the Atlas,of misspelling a word.
As an offset, the Post gives the following anecdote:
"As the Atlas gives a sample of Democratic spel
ling, if you will permit me, I will offer a small speci
men of Counery in this particular department,- as
given by one of the predecessors (who is a Whig) of
this guilty 'lucofoco. There being a lot of sugar to be
weighed, cite of the custom-house officers wishing to
give the information to one of his associates, marked
one of the packages thus—lo be wade.' One of his
Democratic friends, who noticed the orthography,
suggested to this I'Vhig the importance of a little al
teration; when up flared the 'learned gentleman,' and
said, 'if w-a-d-o does'nt spell weighed, I should like
to know what the d"• 1 it does spell?' A Whig
victory was mmediately proclaimed!"
THE RUMORED CABINET DIFIICULTIES.—The
Madisooiau notices the rumors of dissensions in the
Cabinet, and sap We are authorized to say,
there is nn truth in the rumors above stated sad al
Tats OLD FILDLRAL Sriarr t —Sifice the name of
Federalist hits become so very- MMopnlar:With the
great mass of the people, it is well knowtk what ab
horrence the present Whig patty eviice when , they_
,of their former title. They would shake
it ores they would the touch ofa poisonous viper. Bra
at times their natural instincts betray their discretion,
and the old leaven works up in a manner not to be
For Example: the Richmond Whig of October 23d
—an acknowledged organ of Henry Clay—is out in
defence of Alexander Hamilton against the charge of
Jefferson, that Hamilton was inclined to establish a
monarchy in this country ! After stating this, it is
hardly necessary to add that the article also contains
flings and inuendoes at the memory of Jefferson. We
confess that at this day we were surprised to see, even
in a Whig paper, a labored palliation of Hamilton's
English principles. In the Northern States it is not
denied that Hamilton was decidedly in favor of the
United Stntes Senators holding for life.—And this
monarchical doctrine was only in consonance with tha
high-toned notions of Government which he openly
The concentration of his system seemed to be, that
the people were made for the Government; while, with
far-teaching sagaci:y and patriotism, Jefferson assumed
the fundamental principle of American Democracy,
that Government was made only for the people. The
Federalists gloried in Hamilton as their great cham
pion; while Jefferson gradually drew, around him the
hearts of the American people by the freedom and mor
al beauty of his principles, under the unpretending
name of Democrats. And to this day, admiration of
Hamilton or Jefferson draw, the line between the true
Federalists and Democrats of this country.
This defence of Hamilton's ultra notions, in the
Richmond ‘Vbig, is the moat worthy of notice s .because
the editor continually affects not to agree with Hamil
ton's political opinions; but, under the circumstances,
this declaimer only manifests that he is fully aware
thzit ht the present era of human progreis, it would not
ba safe to outrage public sentiment so far as to be
the avowed advocate of the ultra doctrines of-Alexan
We would point the Detrnitracy of New York to
these indications, as unerring tests of the secret bias
of the Whig leaders, and the confidential organs of
the Clay party; and we may properly add that these
lessons ore at this time the more appropriate, as the
old opponents of Jefferson are making the most se
rious efforts to assume the name of Democratic
port of Pittoburgl).
Reported by Sheble and Mitchell, fienaralSteam
Boat Agents. IVater street.
9 VERT WATER IN THE CHANNEL
"Daily Beaver Par.kets,
Belfast, Ebben, Wheeling
'Bridgewater, Clarke, do
Belmont, Poe, do
Allegheny Belle, Hanna, Cincinnati
Orpheus, Dales, do
• North Bend, Duncan, do
ZMessenger, Perry. St Louis
- North Queen, McLenn, 'Emilmills
Alpine, Cockburn, Brownsville
Oella, Bowman, do
"Daily Beaver Packets
• Wing & Wing, Campbell, Cincinnati
Arkansas Mail, Morrow, do
*Minstrel, McComas, Nrodiville
Lancaster, Klinefeltcr, Cincinnati
*Columbiana, Smith, do
Belfast, Ebbert, Wheeling
An beats marked thus ['] are provided with
Evaus.' Safety Guard, to prevent the Explosion of Steam
Improved. Magnesia Safes,
CONSTABLE & BURKE,
Fifth Street, between Wood and Smithfield,
FP subscribers present their respects to their oa
k meruus friends fur their former liberal patron.
app, and would take this method ofassuring them and
the public generally that all Intern favors will be duly
appreciated. Their articles have been fully tested, of
which sufficiont testimony will begiven to any inquirer.
The principles of their locks and safes are not sur
passed in the Union.
The price also is considerably lessened, and will be
found n , low, if not below any other responsible house
in the Union.
We would take this opportunity of thanking the va
rious Editors of this city and elsewhere, wha have
spoken so highly of us and our safes.
The public are respectfully invited to examine our
articles before purchasing elsewhere, feeling assured
the super 'twit!, of our manufacture will be apparent to
all candid spectators.
N. CONSTABLE & E. BURKE.
N. B. Safes can be obtained of any size or shape,
or of any principle of lock or construction, of the sub
scribers, sir of S Church, Second street, Pittsburgh,
fl AM E to the premises of the subscriber,
V township, on the 26th October last, two Cows,
the one a muley, the other red and white. The own
er is rove.sted to coon forward, prove .property,,,pay
charges, and take them away.
1,20-3 t" GEORGE FRITZ.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE
WILL be sold, by order of the Orphans' Courts
of Allegheny and Mercer counties, on the 22d
day of December, 1843, on the premises, one hundred
acres of land, more or less, belonging to the heirs of
Joseph Phillips, situate in Pymatuning township, Mer
cer county, Pu., one half mile from Clarksville, ad
joining lands of Matthew Young and others. Terms,
one fourth in hand, and the balance in three equal annu
al payments. JACOB GUY, Guardian.
nov 20-3 t,
A FARM FOR SALE
AFARM of 100 acres, 12 miles from Pittsburgh,
on the Franklin Road, adjoining lauds of William
Cochran, Esq., will be sold on favorable terms. For
further particulars apply to P. McGA RR,
n2O-Im. 149 Liberty streets .
FREIGHT FOR PHILADELPHIA AND BAL
I WILL receive and ship 3U tons Freight this day.
U. States Line.
Itiographical Ilistorical Lectures.
COL. LERMA NOWSKY informs the citizens of
Pittsburgh that he will commence his second
course of Lectures this evening, at half past six o'clock,
in the English Evangelical Lutheran Church, in 7th
street. For particulars see small handbills
Admittance to each Lecture. 25 cents
T O purchase, a small piece of ground in the vicini
ty of the city. If cheap a good purchaser will
Apply at Egolf & Foster's Western Real Estate
Agency, next door to the Poet Office. n2O
PERSONS having hortse.s to rent would do
well to leave their names at the Westem
eal :state Agency, nevt door to the Post Office.
n2O EGOLF & FOSTER.
471 ACRES of Land in the Reserve Tract, lying
2 on Bank Lane, will be sold a bargain. Apply
at the Western Real Estate Agency, next door to the
Post Office. EGOLF & EOSTER.
RECEIVED this day New Bunch Raisins, °reaper
or quality, in boxes, half bozos and quarter base
Also, fresh Figs
Private Instructions is Vocal and lustre
'NI R. B. PARVIN, late pupil of the Pelmeybui
IY.L. Institute for the lustructism of the Blind,sespec
fully informs the citizens Pittsburgh, that he is prs
pared to give instructions to pupils in Vocal and It
strumental Music, at No. 80 SMITH/12Lp S ' lll/.21
near Sixth street. Terms made known on applicatiot
Instructions given on the Violin, Flute, &c.- ' •
no v. 16-3 t.
12RESII DRUGS.—Just received: Quinine., Ta
1. taric Acid, Calomel, Oxide Bismuth, Ilvdriod
Potash. Ex't Barks, at the wholesale and retail Dru
Store of JON. KIDD,
nl7 Corner 4th and Wood stmts.
To City and Western Illerehants.
SEMPLE & BARKER, No. 50, Wood street, af
in course of receiving additions to their forms
stock of Seasonable Dry Goods, to which they inv-it
the attention of the trade.
Their assortments of woolen, worsted and plait
goods, are particularly desirable. All of which will
be offered on the most liberal terms for cash or apprt
EGOLF & FOSTER,
Western Heal Estate Agency,
Third it., next door to the Post Office, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Agency for the purchase and sale of Real
tate, renting Houses. collections. &c, Ste. Term
moierate. References given on application at ilk
PROPOSALS will be received for rebuilding tbt
Duquesne Engine and Hose House, until Thin
day, the 24th inst. The plan and specifications ma:
be seen at my office, No. 25 Wood street.
nl7-3t JAMES A. BARTRAM, President.
• - , JENNINGS & CO.,
43, WOOD STREET,
in store and are receiving
-425 bags Rio Coffee, part strong and green,
50 pkga Y H and G P Tens,
25 boxes Russel & Robinson's s's Tobacco,
10 " Burton's s's "
10 " Thompson's B's "
5 " Robinson's 16's "
10 " 12's "
5 " superior pound lump
100 " fresh Malaga Bunch Raisins,
2000 lbs Loaf Sugar,
20 boxes No 1 and 2 mustard,
50 " No 4 chocolate,
0 5 " ground pepper,
10 kegs " ginger,
5 " "
5 boxes cocoa,
5 " Rice flour,
2000 lbs Oak Tanned Solo Leather,
1000 yards tswlinen,
5 bales bops, -
All of which they offer, with a general assortment of
groceries, dye stuffs and Pittsburgh manufactured
goods, on liberal terms. nl7
S ALT.-250 bbls Nu 1 Salt fur sale. Inquire of
HAILMAN, JENNINGS & CO.,
017 43, Wood street.
North, IVest Corner Markel and Fourth Street..
HAS returned from the Eastern Cities ands now
opening a very large and beautiful assortment of
SEASONABLE DRY GOODS,
Comprising everything that is new and desirable in his
line of business.
Ilis goods have been purchased on the most advan
tageous terms, from the importers, Jobbers and Man•
ufacturers of the East, FOR CASH, and they can and
will be sold, as low, if not lower, than goods of the
same quality can be afforded by any other establish
ment in the city.
The early attention of purchasers is respectfully in
RAT AND CAP MANUFACTORY,
No. 13, Fifth street, between Markel cad
Wood, and corner of Siztk and Grant stn
I& H. WALKER feel grateful to the
. public for the liberal patronage bestow
ed upon them, and beg leave to state that they are now
manufacturing and have constantly on hand a very sa
perior article in Beaver, Russia, Neutria, and every
other description of Hats. Also, a variety of cloth,
seolett and fur cups; all of which will be sold at the ve
ry lowest prices. As no part of their manufacture is
done by machinery, but by the best workmen by band,
they can recommend ‘vith confidtmca their Hats. aa be
ing superior and more durable than those generally of-
Feted to the public. Merchants and storekeepers can
be supplied upon equally as low terms as in the East
ern Markets. I. & H. WALKER.
Pittsburgh, Nov. 7, 1843.
rr HE President and Oil ectors of this Bank have this
day declared a dividend of 3 per cent. for the
last six months, payable on and after the 17th instant.
Eastern Stockholders will be paid at the Western
Bank, Philada. THOS. M. HOWE, Cubits.
THE ste , scribers respectfully inform their Melo is
and the public that they have commenced the
WHOLESALE GROCERY AND PRODUCE
At No. 20, Wood street, two doers from the corner of
Front street, under the firm of W. J. HOWARD & CO.,
where they will be prepared to supply all those who
may favor them with their orders, with groceries end
Pittsburgh manufactured articles,on terms which earn.
not fail togive satisfaction,
THE subscriber having purchased and thoroughly
repaired these 11111,r.5, is now manufacturing,
and kill keep constantly on hand, a full supply of all
the different kinds of Nails, Spikes and Brades, etc.—
made from the hestquality of Juniata Blooms, and as
soon as the necessary additions can be made to the
machinery, he will manufacture every description of
Bar and Sheet Iron, usually made in this market.
Orders left with S. Cuthbert, at No. 94 First street,
near Wood, or at the Mils in the Fifth }Hard. will bis
promptly attended to, JAMES ANDERSON.
sep 29-3 m
EXCHANGE BANK ur PITTSBURGH,
October 20th, 1843.
AN election for thirteen Directors of this Bank, to
serve for the ensuing year, will be held at the
Banking House, on Monday, the 20th day of Novels
ber next, between the hours of 9 A. x. and 3 P. 11.
o2l—te THOMAS M. HOWE, Cashier.
MERCEIA.NTS AND MANUFACTURERS' BANE, }.
Pittsburgh, October 20, 1843.
AN election for thirteen Directors of this Bank. fait
the ensuing year. will be held at the Banking
Hones, on Monday, the 20th day of November next.
o2l—te W. H. DENNY, Cashier.
BANK 07 PITTSBURGH,
October 19,11.4 J.
AN election for thirteen directors of this Bank, rot
the ensuing year, will be held at the Banking
House on Monday , the 20th day of November next.
MO RENT, a comfortable dwelling house with
&Lout five rooms in it, rent not to exceed NOW
$lOO per annum.
Apply at Egoif & Foster's Real Estate Agency, ina
door to the Post Office.
No. 140 Liberty it.
J. HERON FOOTLE
WM. J. HOWARD,