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t' Mt •PIi,k;SIDk;NT,
Subject to the aeci•sion 'of
`THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
FRS. R. SHENK:
Subject to the Recision of
TEM DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVICKTION
qt4e aiip itiorning post.
THOMAS PHILLIPS, EDITOR
SBURGH, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
THE 20,000 YotNe MEN.--001. STONE, of the
Y Commercial Advertiser, says that the proposition of
'the PhiksilelPhia Oar Club to senal. 26,0110 riling men
to the Baltimore Convention, is "Inconsiderate enthu
siasm," and recommends them to apply the $600,000
which the frolic would cost, to the relief of the embar
rassments of the State. This is not a bad idea, but if
they are so very flush of funds, we would suggest that
they rippropriate a portion of the money intended to be
spent in roistering, to the relief of the persons who
were ruined by Clay leaders that paid off all their
gations by means of the bankrupt act. Six hundred
thousand dollars would be but a drop Li washing out
this glaring instance of repudiation on the part of the
friends of Clay, but it might relieve the wants of a few
of their victims and cover sonic of the sins of whigery.
But even if they will not pay the personal debts they
have, repudiated, we can suggest another mode of
spending a portion of their money, which would be
mons honorable than to s placl..r it at a Clay Conven
tion. The bills fur many of their jollifications in 1840,
remain unpaid, and the poor men who prepared than
have been asking in vain for a small recompense for
the labor and expense they incurred in preparing the
feasts fur the triumphant coons. Some of them have
been forced to prosecute their claims through every
Court, and the litigation of the matter was only stop
pad by the Supreme Ccurt sustaining the verdic t
against the gormandisers. These are cases in which
a small portion of the $600,0 )0 spoken of might be ex
pended with credit, and save the whig party from the
,disgrace of levying contributions on the public for the
purpose of paying for their party jollifications. We
understandthat some of the men who were most promi
nent in the whig party in 1840, and who are now at
the head of the Clay Club, have been travelling round
the city, colecting Money in small slims for the pur
pose of paying for the Tippecanoe Dinner that was gi
wen at Taaffe & O'Connor's warehouse. They de 1114
confine themselves to the coon party in asking fur
these political alms,but call on the democrats likewise,
and importune them until they are compelled to contri
bute something to get clear of their appeals.
These are the men that talk about spending $6OO,
000 for the purpose of getting a banner staff from lien
ry Clay. They had much better pay off the bills for
their eating and drinking during the hard cider contest,
before they run into further extravagance, and whate
ver surplus they may have they should save up, so that
their political campaigns:hereafter may not have to be
paid for as public charities.
THANKSGIVING DAY .—We ar.o happy to state that
in accordance with a sugg.esti in made by us some
weaks since, Governor . PORTFIt has issued the follow
ing-Proclamation, recommending Thursday 21st inst.,
so be observed as a day of Thanksgiving throughout
the State. This will be approved by almost every
body, except the turkies, and as they never have any
friends about Christmas times, they have no right to
In the name and by the authority of the &o men
wealth of Pcnnsylrania.
BY DAVID R. PORTER,
GOFILRSOR. OF TH.!. SAID COMMOSWLALTII.
.11_,-, WHEREAS, It is becoming, that we, as
4 t, . ,-,• dependent creature=, should acknowl
.' ' 7 . ':' edge with Thanksgising, the favors con
.: ferred upon us by our beneficent Crea
' ----,-, i .: tor, and that with due humility we should
supplicate the continuance of His Wes-
1 THEREFORE, no less from a con‘ictitin of its pro
priety, than in accordance with the expressed wishes
of a large number of my fellow, citizens, do issue this
Proclamation, recommending that:
TuCRSDAY THE 21st DAY OF Dk:CF.MDELL INST..
be set apart by the people of this Commonwealth, for
PRAYER. PRAISE ANIVTILANKSGIVANG TO
ALMIGHTY GOD: That they abstain, on that day
from their worldly occupationS, and unite in devout ex
prest=ions ofgratitude to the Giver of all Good for the
blessings of peace, the general prevalence of health,
fruitful seasons, the enjoyment of civil and religious
liberty, and above all, fur the blessings of 'Ovation so
richly vouchsafed to us: And that they humbly be
seech Him that He cuntiaue those mercies toward us;
that our land may yield us her fruits of increase. that a
sacred regard for our responsibilities, individual atil
public, may be cherished, and by His blessing, all our
obligations faithfully discharged—that vice and wick
edness may be restrained, and every• social and moral
virtue promoted; and that He inspire us with a due
sense of our gratitude to himself, as the source from
whence all these blessings are derived.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State
at Harrisburgh this second day of December, in the
-:ear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
forty-three, and of the Commonwealth the sixty
By the Governor,
.Scerotery of the Commonwealth.
Taut. op; 110 HAWK.—The Butler Herald of the 6th
inst. says:—"On Monday next the regular term cf our
court commences. Zhe criminal business is generally
taken up on Wednesday, We presume the case of
Mohawk.fer the murder of. he Wigton family. will
din ots that tiay. We hove-not heard that any further
etTort will be made to delay his trial. We mention
this for the purpose or counteracting - the effect of a re
-pert that has been circulated throughout the csunty,
„that he will not be tried next week."
Szntous Tnts.L.—Captain Nicholson, of the Liver
pool trading ship Harkaway, is on trial before the U
.'S. Circuit Court at Richmond, Vu., charged with a
..diabdlical outrage (rape) upon the person of Mary Ann
Potts, on board his ship, at sea, on the Ist June, 1843.
'On Thurday the complainant gave her testimony, but
.the newspapers of Richmond have suspended its pub
lioation.until tiro close of the trial. The young woman
is•betweeti2b and 30 years of age, and when giving
her evidence, wee so overcome by her deplorable situ
ation, that it was with extreme difficulty she could pro-
.Sat, ON FIRE.—The Thomaston, Maine, Register
snated.that the brig Julia & Helen was on five. She
was laden with kime, and incredibly ns.it may appear,
in this condition the hold was entered and /SOO casks of
lime taken out after the fire had lees smouldering fur
fifteen days. It was a daring project. The vessel
was but little injured.
1 The new court. house at Montpelier, Vt., wa s
destroyed by fire on Monday week, between 4 and 5
o'clock talkie sneaking. The records of the court, and
files of cases on the docketfor the term in session;
JAIL BOVINT.—The rtedricksburgh, Vu., Recorder
of Friday says: we learn by a friend, w•'in came up in
the Rappahannock last Monday, that the Northampton
county Jail was burnt the Wtolocaday previ.ous, and
that a negro man a prisoner, was censumed wids
ErThe first importation of ient° Quebec.
country, under the new tariff, took place last week,
when the steamer St. GJolge took to Quebec between
300 and 600 chests, which were forwarded by way of
St. Johns and Montreal. This tea pays an additional
duty of Id sterling per lb.
GEORGIA. - A bill has passed the Legislature of Geor
gia, tored nee the number (Alta State Senators and Rep
resentatives. Under this act, the Senate is to consist of
forty-seven members. The eouidy having the largest
representative population, [Chatham county, wo be
lieve.) is to be entitled to one Senator, and every two
contiguous counties of the remainder will form a dis
trict entitled to send one Senator each. In case of the
creation of a new county, it is to be added to the Sen
utorbil district to which the county from which it was
taken belongs. The House is to be composed of one
hundred and thirty members. Thirty-seven counties
are entitled to two members each. The remaining fif
ty-six 'i-ounties are to be entitled to one member each.
ROYMERy of TREASURY Nori . s.—We learn from
the National intelligencer that the case niJaines A. B.
Watson,.cluirgexi with being concerned in the great
robbery of Treasury notes in the custom house at New
Orleans, which was brought before the Circuit Court
of the District of Columbia on a writ 01 habeas corpus
W. L. Brant, Esq., appeared for the prisoner, and the
District Attorney fur the United States. The court
decided to remand the prisoner, who will of course be
conveyed in custody ofJamesO'Neil, Deputy Marshal
for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, to Now Or-
ar Hill's N. H. Fate iot says that a gentleman of
Concord, N. H., who last week passed through the
Franconia Notch, says that the snow in that region lay
u on use ground to the depth of from four to six feet.
Fr John IV, Jones. V4llO has been sentenced to the
Kentucky Penitentitoy fur living with two wives, ex
cuses himself by saying that when he had but one, she
fought Aim; but when he got two they fonght each oth-
AMERICAN SKILL.—The Senate has superb Brus
sels carpet made in Germantown, near Philadelphia,
of superior texture and rich colors. Scarlet ground
with yellow stars The new President's room has an
other splendid carpetmade in Thomastow•n. An ex
tensive manufactory of Brussels carpeting and rugs is
carried on in the Sing Sing prison.
[ .. _•'Where Liberty dwells there is my country."
Can any one ;ell who uttered this sentiment? We
come across it almost every week, credited to some
one; but, like the stripes on the Zebra, "nary• one's
alike." Cicero, Emmet, Henry, Tommy White, and
sundry other persons have in turn received creditforit.
Who is the author ! We're dying to know.
ARRIVAL EXTRAORDINART.-A small steamer,
says Lyford's (Batt.) Journal, at present called the
Greenfield, arrived in our port yesterday morning from
Hartford, (CO via New York, and from Philadelphia
through the Chesapeake and Delaware canal. She
constructed si ith a paddle wheel under her stern, which
moves her at the rate of about 10 miles an hour, acid is
bound to Newburn, (N. C.) designed to ply on the
Neuse river as high up as Wayne, and on her arrival
t Newburn, will assume the name of Wayne, instead
of the present. She will proceed from this to Norfolk
and through the DiAmal Swamp canal.
lie importations of specie in Nww Orieuns con
tinues unabated. The receipts for the 21st, '221, and
231 of November were--
Ship Roiiell Glover, from New York, $45,000
do John Minton], do th) 29.360
do Orlenn, do do 113,000
Steam .hip Alabama,from Havanna, 5,275
Brit: Edward, from St. •Thoma=, 2,800
do Vulture, from Boston, 25,000
Per steamboats from the Nll4,ksippi, 14.000
The whole of this amount came to individual
ses for the putpuse of purchasing produce.
ROBBISO THC POST OFFICE. — TIic post office at
Sag Harbor was broken into on the night of Friday
last, and some eighty letters abstracted. A man by
the name of Joshua Reeves, of Riverhead, has been ar
re,ted, and for want of bail has been committed.
CAPITAL AND ORIGMAL.—The London Punch
says:—"How dependent a thing is human excellence!
What is beauty without soap?"
"As coke is to a steam-engine, so is mutton to geniu°
Life is a railway, and the cook is a stroker."
COUNTERFEIT FIVE FRANC PIECES tosdo of block
Tin nre in circulation in Philadelphia. counterfeit
$' bills on the Bridgeport Bank, Coon. have also
been issued in the East. The Phila. Spirit of the
Times says, they arc of the letter 8., dated Sept. 1842,
and payable to L. Berx. The whole appearance of
the note is light, and the signature of the President,
Ssivanus Sterling, is badly written.
BREACH IX DELAWARE CANAL. —The Phila. Sp.
of the Times of the 4th says, during Friday night a
breach occurred in the canal above Bristol, which will
require too weeks to repair. Happening just at this
time, it is much to be regretted, as many merchants
from the interior had shipped their goods by that route.
In all probability by the time the breach is repaired,
winter will shut up the canal.
LIBEL F. Tasistro, has instituted pro
ceedings against James Winchester, proprietor of the
"New World," for calling him a slanderer, and with
having violated the seventh commandment, and being
thereby divorced from his wife, and living with anoth
er woman as his wife, riniderilig him liable to a charge
of bigamy, &c.
Park Benjamin, edit 'r of the "New World," has
sues L. F. Tasistro. fJr publishing a slanderous arti
cle against him in the "Boston Notion."
The defalcation of the !Etna Insurance Compa
ny, New York, is more than double the sum that was
at fast expected, the amount thus far ascertained, in
cluding the old and present Companies, being at least
$60,000! and how much more will added to this
amount before the investigation is concluded, we can
SHOPLIFTING.—The New York Sun says that many
fashionable ladies (1) in that city are afflicted with shop
lifting, and that "in most of the large and fashionable
stores in this city, a person is especially deputed to keep
a close watch on customers to prevent such depreda
tions; and ladies of fortune, known to be afflicted with
the disease of stealing, have been permitted to carry
off articles, which subsequently were charged, and the
bill paid without any questions being asked."
17" We learn that HI lowa Indians, men, women
and children, reached here yesterday on their way to
Washington on business of their tribe.—St.Louis Ga
zette, Nor. '27.
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RIOTVID,OCTRAGE IN A CHURCH.-A shameful re , CONGRESS.
The Senate '
immediately afteec the reading of the
ot occurred at Allen Own, Pa. in the Methodist Church.
President's mos sage, went into en election for printer;
A correspondent of the Philadelphia Sun, gives the and this was decided on the first ballot by the follow
seisjuined account of it: ing vote:
"Last evening (Sunday) at about 9 o'clock, the Gales &Senton . . . 23
Methodist congregation of this place, worshipping in Blair & Rives, . . . 11
the Free Nall, (of wilicli Rev. Newton Heston is the The Scant' wLs iwt fell. Gales & Seaton r eceived
pastor,) %vas shamefully outraged and abused by a num- every Whig vote, aid Blair & Rives every Democratic
ber of persons, led on by a man who went to the Hall vote in the body.
for the purpose of taking his daughter away; bat in- i The House was engaged, in the earlier part of the
stead of doing so as a gentleman, he proceeded among day, by a preposition to spread on the journal the pro
the ladies and began to search for her, looking under : test tendered by Mr Barnard against the admission
their bonnets and in their faces, which created quite ; of the delegations of Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia,
a sensation among the female part of the congregation, ' arid New Hampshire, into the Huus2 of Representa
-Mr. Heston advanced to the man alluded to, and in- tives as members. The question was not disposed of
quired his business, and was about to rise and inquire when, by the courtesy of the House, the discussion
whether the young lady was present, and inform her I was waived, to receive the message of the President,
that her father desired her to retire, when her brother and was not again resumed during the day.—Globe,
and an apprentice came up to the altar, took hu!d of a Dec. 5 .
' young lady (whom it appears was the daughter) and
cried aloud "here she is!" upon which the father
sprut ' , to her, roughly raised her up and tore her vio
lently from the altar, at the same time, striking a lady
(a member of the church) with his hand, in the breast,
and over the head with his cane, which cane he also
broke over the neck of one of the brethren, the two in
dividuals before mentioned dealing- heavy blows to all
within their reach, while the mob rushed in with clubs
and canes, (for it was e'.itlently a concerted scheme.)
as they came "help him," club them," "bent
Terrible indeed was the scene—it is impossible to
describe it! In the course of the fracas Mr. Heston
was knocked down, though not injured. The ladies
ran in every direction, and it is a miracle that some
were not crushed! As fir its I can learn not a blow
was returned byany member of the church, and to this
fact may be attributed the shortness of the duration of
the riot; which lasted about five or ten minutes. The
members of the Methodist Episcopal church here,
have proceeded against the rioters according to law
Judge King, of Philadelphia, in a recent
charge to the grand jury, said—"that if the present
Temperance Reform continued to go on with the ra
pidity it has done for a few years longer they would
have to abolish the Criminal Court and shut up the Pri
sons, as there would be no farther use for them: and
that he was confident, from his observation while on
the bench, that Rum was the father and mother of all
COMMERCE OF T oz Us It En STATES. — The Wash
ington correspondent of tho U. S. Gruette furnishes the
following brief synopsis of the forthcoming report of the
Secretary of the Treasury. giving a statement of the
commerce and navigation of the United States for 1843:
The value of the exports, of the growth and manu
facture of the United States, in 1813, was as follows
The Sea—Fish. &c.
The Forest—Lumber, Fur. &c..
Agriculture—Animal, Food, &c.
All other articles, flops, Flaxseed, &c,
Not enumerated articles,
Value of plods, wares and merchandise, the growth
and manufacture of foreign countries, exported from
the United Stases:
Value of merchandise paying !specific die
Value of merchandise paying ud valorem
Value of merelrind6e froe of duty
Valuo of incrrhanaiw inipinteli in 1843
pnying :peek! duty V 0,525,616
ill rulorein antics 49,209,083
Free of duty 80027,4536
Ilopertod in I.nerieLoi ‘ e ms e ls
Imported in forrian ve,+sels
THE WARREN' Coes, y (N. J.) Nicapna.—We!
learn, says the Now York Tribune, from a gentleman
just from Belvidere, that Abner Parke, who resides
near New Hampton, Warren county, was arrested on
Thursday, 30th November, and wastaken to Belvidere
to undergo an examination on charge for the mu rd r
his brother. John Parke and the Cnstner family. The
manner and csnversation of l'arke since the trial of
Carter has ‘icen such us to fa.ten suspicion uron
The examination had not concluded when our inform
HORROR UPON HORRORS.
The St. Louis, Mo. Organ gives an account of anun-
fortunate creature who appeared before the Recorder
St arryrutr. FOR GAS LIGHT —M .rchezrnu, " i ' of that city un the 20th ultimo. He was a Welshman,
Paris, has tried some experiment!, by which he has mid, by occupation, a coal digger. He stated that he
successfully demonstrated, that galvanic light mny be : had gone stunt: &stance from the city, when he was
safely substituted for gas light, and at a much less ex- i a , : t s , a n u t l assaulted by t h h i rcf,e t i u l He ha l 7 [ s :to : k g hhe
1 e n
.w s l ' t lY to l")sed flight, v d i t t rt h m a o n it
pease. A Paris paper says, that in an experiment at
the forest towards the city, the ruffians clos.tly pur
the Place de la Concorde, one galvanic light of about suesl him; hut, before he reached the city, night came
an inch and a half in diameter, was equivalent to twen- upon him, and during his flight,his pursue' s had sev
ebral times overtake i n and felled him todthiereart,
ty gas burners, a ff ording sufficient light to read small
pr . nt at the distance of one hundred yards. Try it him, cL7l } ta m b e le m t l i r t aci he e.'t...:bLtiumneactnaudieit
l e t - ,
here Electricity will be used for all domestic purpo- his appearance before the Recorder, Prometheus. when
ses yet. The simple battery that is employed now-a- : chained to the rock with vultures preying upon his vi-
t i t,
f r.tuld % hardly have h e t .xhibitedd,modtelit genera l
hi l t did.
days to silver and gold pencils, watches, &c, can ho
made to yield at the same time an abundance of light, pearancet was haggaid in the extreme A g sha . stol
better and cheaper than that of gas, for the workmen. up, his knees, like Belshazzer's smote each other—
At least we think so. , his hands and arms, and, with them, his whole frame
shook as the aspen leuf. Horror was depicted in his
17" A deficiency of five thousand dollars has been countenance. His intellect was enfeebled, and his
discovered in the city treasury at Providence. It i s mind wandered from subject to subject as an unthink
ing child. His eye balls would occasionally glare and
now being investigated. The officer it is said, is
quiver in their socket., and the various contortions of
to make the defalcation good. the face gave him at once a look of horror and re-
Indeed, his entire WO of woe connected
GI A IL DELLA , ' HRY.—AII the prisoners in the
n ‘N i .iTh .3& t . he ,I.e ditress that pervaded his q‘ . .ste
county jnil at Amherst, N. 11., b e i n g fete i n number, ample proof P that the cause of hisghostly 'appZrti7c v e e ,
made their escape by breaking jail on the 29th of No - was, the effects of—prc. jou. mania potu.
vember. A reward of $5O has been offered for their
The Globe remarks that the ‘Vhig leaders " have
In a case of a suit for fraud, the Gem gin
already given earnest how they will conduct the cam
paign. Mr. Clay promised to begin again the mis
courts have decided that infusing to take a newspa- s innarycareer which he ended at Dayton in Ohio. He
per from the Office, or going away, and leaving it un- is to gat South this Winter, and, coming round through
called for, until all arreuruges are paid, is primafacie Albany. Georgia, South and Noah Carolina, and Ver.
evidence of intentional fraud. ginin, stir up all the elements of the prott ate Harris
son Ceonery of that region: inflate it with the idea of.
re The cultivation of the sugar cane has been Southern chivalry; and imbuing it with Quixotin phten
prosecuted successfully at Galveston, Texas; and indi-
zy, which cannot distinguish between a wind-mill and
a giant,indaco it to charge at full career to overthrow
go is raised iu considerable quantities by the planters that wh ich is most friendly to Southern intcrests,to give
in the vicinity of Bastrop. power to those who would destroy them "
rhe federal coons seem indeed fully determined to
LOTTERIE3.—The Philadelphia Sun understands
that over thirty thousand dollars have been raised for
the purpose of effecting, if possible, the passage of a
bill by tho approaching Legislature of this State to le
galize lotteries, under the pretext that a Isrger reven
ue may go into the treasury, and go towards liquida
ting the enormous debt now upon the Keystone State.
PARDON utthias Rusk and Gilbert Freeland,
who were convicted, in Norristown, last Saturday
week, of riot, in fighting a pitched battle, on the bor
ders of Montgomery Coanty, and sentenced to pay a
fine of $25 each, and undergo an imprisonment of six
weeks, have been pardoned the imprisonment, but as
the fine and costs amount to upwards of $260, they
will have to remain in confinement some time, until
this is paid.
W ESTERS NAV ICIA TLON .—The Detroit Advertiser
contains a call signed by a large number of the best
names in that city, for a public meeting to promote
the speedy construction of a ship canal around the
Falls of Sault St. Marie, at the outlet of Lake Supe
rior. They hope to induce Congress to make this
work, which requires to be only ti miles in length,
having a lcckago of only 52 feet,
S)mErtsET EXPIIES3! — Can any body tell w
Express that was to have run from Cumberland via•
Somerset &c. stopped in this city, or whether it stop
ped at all? Most of the oßeee were notified by the
enterprisingtentlenyrn who got tip the express, that
they had mode arrangementsto have the Message in this
city ut 3 o'clock the next meriting after it was deliver•
ed is Washington. But it has been "all talk and no
Message" with the Somerset gentlemen, and we now
begin to think that their sole object was to play off a
hoax on the Pittsburgh printers. We may, however,
be mistaken, and the Express may yet come in. If it
does, we will co n,oly with the rep - rst of Mr. P , of
Somerset, to notice the route, state the time in which
it was carried and send him a copy of the paper.-
VESSEL LOST.-B rig Betsey, Luffman, of and for
Boston, from Philadelphia, with a cargo of coal; in a
sinking condition was fallen in with on the 20th ult., •
in South Channel, by the Caroline, Jordan arrived at
Boston. The B. sprung a leak 27th, at 2 A. M..
Capt. L. and crew kept at the pumps until exhausted
by fatigue, the water continually gaining on them,
when the Caroline hove in sight, and laid by twenty
hours waiting an opportunity to board the B. as ther3
was a very dangerous sea running. Capt. Jordan final
ly succeeded, at great hazard, in boarding, and taking
off the captain and crew. who saved nothing of conse
sequence. The brig was insured for $2OOO, at an of
fice in Boston, and the coal (about 200 tons) fur a
bout $BOO at another.
[Correspondence of the Louisiana Courier.)
SEVEN MEN EXECUTED AT HAVANA.
HAVANA, 19th Nov. 1043
You will search in vain in the papers of theday for the
usual details of arrests, trials and condemnation—the
private history and exaggerated anecdotes of the seven
criminals executed this morning—not a word upon the
subject. The official publication of the proceedings
will appear in three or four days. 1 say that seven
were executed, but one of them bad been dead 24 hours.
'fu avoid, as he supposed he could, the disgrace of a
public execution, he cut his throat: haulm authorities
were determined that the "spectacle" should not thus
be distinguished of its original extent. His corpse
was brought out, tied to the stake, and shot with the
others. It is said, but I will nut be sure that such is
the exact fact, that these men were part of a regularly
organized band of robbers, that existed in the m tun
tains previous to the time of Tacun, and which is
either dispersed ordestruyed. Recently some depra
dations of the temaining—and they were men of sub
stance, having a little property and living decently—
caused their arrest, trial and condemnation. We are
told that seven more will shortly share the same fate,
and that it is supposed the band will be utterly exter
As an instance of the prompt and severe justice of
the present day, take notice of our official article in the
Diariu of the 6th, announcing the condemnation oft wo
sokliet ofollowed by a short hut forcible address of Gen.
M' Donnell to the I laops. It ap pours that these sol
diet s encountered an English captain and another per
soa, who were asking their way through the streets,
They decoyed them lama r: tired spot and robbed them.
Next day the captain m alit known tha case to the French
Consul, who made an utheial report of it to the Gov.
erattr, who very soon caused the culprits to be arres
ted. On the 10th day front the commission of the
:to, one of the perpetrators was executed, and the I
other put into chains and hard labor for ten years. It
is said that the English captain and consul, when they
found how severe was to be the punishment ufthe rob , - I
ben, interceded for their lives, but the government
elated ameliorating the sentence in any way. Blood
i alone could wipe out the stain upon the chat acter of the
army. and give assurance to the peaceable citizons
'that protection and not cippression W. 1.4 its vocation.
Since the days of Tacon, not only are instances of rob
bery or other acts Of rare ovirretwe, hut when the crim
inals bre caught, their punishment is sa ift and sure.
ANOTHER COON CAMPAIGN!
Jo te— .
repeat the infamous pipe laying game and re-act the
same old coon mummery which they played ao cun
ningly in 1840, in order to carry their candidate at the
next presidential election, and foist upon the country
their monstrous measures.
The Alexandria Gazette, a rabid coon print, declares
that "the songs will be sung—the shouts trill be raised
—the COONS K ill work," that " they think 'twilit well
to be gay and lively about their business, as toil gloo
mily and in sullen silence" &c. Why, even already,
when the Whigs are referred to the glorious days of
1840, they are impatient to begin the same career!—
This is indeed but a poor compliment to the people.
I The Coons seem, howevet, to be ripe for any madness
or humbug The "Philadelphia Clay Club" are put
ting in their claim to the great premium. They are
opening acorrespondence with the different counties
of the State, in order"to take such measures as they
may deem expediert to ensure the attendance of twen
ty thousand young men from Pennsylvania," at the
Young Men's Baltimore Convention—and to carry off
the banner flag-staff, cutby H. Clay and on his own
estate. As the Pennsylvanian truly says, this "mnm-,
mery," is a" burlesqueupon Democracy" itself.
The St. Louis Republican of the 27th says:—Tho
steamer Leander has been raised and arrived here on
Saturday last. A small proportion only of her cargo
was insured—a lot of hemp and flour, which will
amount to about 5 per cant. on her cargo.
TO ENVY...EIGHTH CONGRESS.
[Reported for the Baltimore Situ.]
WasturaTost, December 4, 1843.
The first day of the 23th Congress has at length
dawned with all the softness and beauty of Spring,—
Long before the hour of meeting, the galleries of the
House were thronged with the gay and beautiful, anx
ious to witness the first great gathering of the sages of
At twelve o'clock the House was called to order by
Matthew St. Clair Clarke, clerk of the late Congress.
lie then stated that in conformity to precedent it devolv
ed upon him to call the roll of members elected to the
present Congress He accordingly commenced the
call, and proceeded without interruption until he came
to the name of Edmund Burke, of New Hampshire.
Mr. Campbell, of S. C., here rose and said, "Mr.
Clerk. before you proceed to call the gentlemen frum
New Hampshire. I propose to inquire whether they
have been elected in conformity to the Apportionment
Act of the last Congress?"
Mr. Burke rose, bid the cry of "proceed Mr. Clerk,"
arose from many parts of the Hall.
After the confusion had somewhat subsided, the
Clerk remarked that Mr. Berko had presentedhis cer
tificate of election as a representative, from the Govern
er of New Hampshire.
Mr. Campbell again rose and said he had called
upon the members from New Hampshire respectively,
but they had not thought proper to reply. He did not
wish to delay the proceedings, but under these circum
stances he did hope that the rn;imbers elect of the
House, would meet this important and painful subject
in the spirit of moderation, and a strong determination
to support the constitution of the country, without
respect to personal considerations. Mr. C. then
held up a paper, which he desired might be read by
the Clerk. (It was under stood to be a resolution pro
losing some action on the present case.)
I Opposition to the reading of the paper was raised
from many members, and the Clerk was loudly called
I upon to go on with the call of the roll.
After some conversation of a desultory character,
between Messrs. C. J. Ingersoll and Campbell, the
latter said he would read the paper himself in his
I place, as a member elect of the House.
Cries of " What right have you to read it?"
Mr. Campbell—l have a right to read it as a mem
Cries of " How do we know that you are a member
The Clerk here observed that he did not possess
the power to put the question on any resolution that
might be offered without the consent of the House.
After further remark,Mr. Campbell desired to have
read a resolution offered by him at the last session. He
was interrupted, however, by loud cries of "Mr. Clerk,
go on with the cell."
Finally Mr. C. said he would send his resolution to
The clerk then proceeded in the call of the roll, nod
on concluding, announced that 189 members had an
swered to their names.
The question then being "will the House proceed
to the election of Speaker?" Mr. Barnard rose, and
desired to read a proposition which he held iu his
hand. His eight to do so was warmly contested by
Messrs. C. J. Ingersoll, Dromgoole, Duncan and oth
ers. He replied with considerable warmth, and
talked loudly about the liberty of speech. Finally
the question of leave was put, and negatived by a vote
of ayes 69, nays 124.
The House then proceeded to vote viva rote for thy.
election of Speaker.
The result of the first vote was as follows:—Whole
number of votes, 188, of which J.W. Jones received
128, John White, 59; Mr. Wilkins, 1. So Mr. Jones
was declared to have been elected, and he was accord
ingly conducted to the Chair by Messrs. Adams and
Coles. After an appropriate speech, Mr. J. took the
usual oath, and administered the same to the several
Mr. Dronigoole asked leave to offer a resolution
providing for are tewal of the rules of the last Con-
grey , .
Mr. Duncan moved to amend by striking out the
" one hour rule," and Mr. Adams moved to strike out
the 2lst (abalition) rule. The amendment of Mr.
Duncan was accepte,l by Mr. Drom;oole. Mr. Cave
Johnson moved further to amend by inserting the
" bout rule." Thi., motion prevailed—yeas 96, nays j
92. After further proceedings. the question was taken 1
on the amendment of Mr. Adams to except the 21st
rule. The result was—yeas 91, nays 95. So the n
mend ment was rejected.
Mr. Wise moved to amend by striking out that rule
whichempowers a majority to take bills from the coin.
nnttoe of the whole. A debate arose, which had not
terminated when this was closet'.
In the Senate thirty-five members were present.
which being a quorum, they proceeded to adopt the
usual resolution , : relative to the hour of !fleeting &c,
A motion to adjourn was carried.
APPOINTNIENTS BY THE GOVERNOR. t
G. n. LEVI G. GLOVBR to be an Associate Judge in
an 1 for the county of Jefferson, in the room of James
L. Gillis, Esq., resigned.
JACOB SMITH, Esq. of Lewistown, to . .xt a Notary
Public, in the roam of Abraham M . Coy deceased.
Col. Ask FACABH and JACOB DINICIST, Esq. to be
Associate Judges for the new county Carbon. The
first term commences at Mauch Chunk on the 3d Mon
day of the present month. Hon. N. B. Eldred, of this
district. is tile presiding Judge.
EDWARD NVGOWAN, m-mher of 012 Ilar:e of
R?presentatives from Philadelphia county, Soper-in
tendent of the Powder Magazine, Philadelphia, in the
room of John W. Authbart, t emoved.—liarrisburg
REPJRTED FOR THE POST RC ISAAC HARMS.
Friday morning, December
Since our last. our rivers have fallen, and the Alle
gheny begins to runs with ice. Last night and this
morning we have a fine snow, and if it continues a few
days we will have most excellent sleighing, and quite a
revival of trade.
Our stocks continue excellent, and a fair regular
business doing for the season, and the very best and
cheapest Grocery market, that we know of, is our Pills
Fioc a continues scarce, and has sold at a small ad
vance as fast as it arrives. Salea of good flour at $3,-
50, and choice from $3,56ia $3,62i, and some choice
brands as high as $3,68./ per bbl.
Gas us: IVheat 621 a 63, Oats 18.1 a 20, Corn 371
a 40c., and Barley 40 cents a bushel.
Awes:3.} a 4, Scorchiugs 3} a 4, and Pearls 41 t 5
cents per lb: largo sales of Scorchings fur cash at 31 c.
BEESWAX, ready sales in any quantity at 26 cents
COTTON YARNS, 16 a 17 cents a pound, Nos. 5 to
10 par money. Long reel, 5,6, and 7, 81 cents per
down, less 5 per cent for cash.
GROCERIES: Coffee, Rio. 71 a 9; St Domingo 7 a7l
Havana, Green 71 a 9 per lb. Sugar, N. 0., by hhd 61
a 7, and by the bbl 61 a7l c a lb. Tea, Young Hy
son 40a 75. Imperial62l aBoe. a lb. Molasses,
sales by one house of 20 bbls at 31 a 32 cents a gallon,
it is now more plenty and sales at 30 a 31 c a gallon.
Paw, tstoss: Butter in kegs 5 a 6, in roils in bbls.
7 a 8 cents a pound. Lard scarce 6c lb. Cheese 4 a 41
c a lb. Tallow, rough 4 rendered 6c a lb. Beef cattle
21 to $3. Hogs 21 to $3 per 100 lbs. Sheep $1 a
1,22 and Calves $2 . a $4 each.
FEATurats: small sales atlB c a lb.
FRUIT: Dried Peaches $1 a 1,121 Dried Apples
43 a 45 a bush Green Apples $1 per bbl for good
Cranberries 11/110.25 per bushel Raisins, good by
the box $2,25 a 2,50.
SEEM Clover $4,25 a 4,371 Timothy $1,25 Flax
seed 871 a 90c a bush
IRON: Sales of 140 tons good Allegheny $25 cnr
rency cash, other sales $2l a 26 do Blooms Juniatta,
Sec a $52 a 55 and $56 a ton.
LEAD: Sales at 31 pig, bar - 4 a 41c alb
SALT: Sales from boats 1,20 a 1,25 and stores 1,35
a 1374 abarrel.
Postponement of the Buchanan
At a meeting of the Buchanan Committee dooms:
pondence held on the 28th instant, it wO3
Resolved, That the :11a4s Meeting of the friends of
Buchanan, fixed for the 30th of November, instant, be
postponed until the Bth of January next, and that we
devote the same day to the commemoration of the Tba
tory of Newt Irleans, and forwarding the nomination to
the r reiidencv of the distinguished friend of the it
lustrcous VICTOR. CHARLES SHALER,
n 29 Chairman.
Port of pittoburgl).
Reported by Skeble and Mitchell, General Steenit
Boat Agents. Water street.
4 FEET WATER IN TILE CHANNEL
*Daily Beaver Packets,
Mottahala, Parkinson, 'Monongahela City,
• Daily Beaver Packets
Oella, Bowman, Brownsville,
Arcade, Bennet, Louisville.
Fulton, Forsyth. Louisville,
• Bridgewater, Clarke, Wheeling.
r4r All beats marked thus ["] are provided wits
Evans' Safety Guard, to prevent the Explosion of steam.
OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.
AGREEABLY to the provisions contained in the
will of the late Thomas Cassilly, deceased, the
subscribers offer for sale the following valuable real es
tote, in the city of Pittsburgh, viz:—One lot of ground
fro:tine on Water street, near Market street. and ad
joing Hanna and Gordon's warehouse, being tbirty-ftve
feet front on Water street, and extending back one hun
dred and sixty feet to Front street, on which there is e
rected a spacious brick dwellinc ' on Water at. now oc
cupied as a public house by Mr. John Varner, and twe
three story brick dwellings with back buildings on
Front street. Also, one lot fronting on Liberty street
between Cecil's alley and St. Clair street, being thirty
feet in front and one hundred and ten feet back to a
ten foot alley, on whicb is erected two three story
dwellings, with convenient back buildings, now occu
pied by Mr. Michael Kane as a Cabinet-Ware room,
and by Mr. Samuel Lindsey, as a Grocery establish
ment. This property wil be sold on fair and accom
-1 modating terms. Enquire of Mr. P. Mulvany, at his
glass ware house corner of Market and Water streets,
or to either of the subscribers.
des 8-1 md a wtf [Advocate copy wtf]
A N excellent new Lard Manufactory, with the beat
EX. iierfect machinery, and enough to make three
barrels of Lard Oil a day, will be sold at prime eon,
o a person wishing to engage in a very profitable boa
nesi,-and who has a cash capital of 800 or $lOOO. To
-well an excellent bargain will be given and the per
instructed in the business before all the money
will be required, as the owners sell out for want of
capital to carry on a very profitable business that CliA
yield a large profit every 90 days.
For further particulars please inquire at Harris's
A gency and Intelligence Office, No. 9, sth street.
lusic for Dancing.
PERSONS wanting to employ music fur CodMixt
or Sleighing parties, will find a good Viotin
Player, by calling on .1 \V WALKER., corner of Fifth
street and Baxter's alle),opposite the Exchange Bank.
witilli, FOR NASHVILLE.
' ril HE light draught Steamer CICE-
I- RO, Patterson, Master, will leave
for the above and intermediate Inudings, on FRIDAY
evening, Bth inst., at 3 o'clock. ForFteight or Passage
apply on board, or to J W BUTLER,
dB. or JAMES MAY.
This boat is provided with Evans' Safety Guard,
to prevent the explosion of Boilers.
LOT of ground on Prospect Hill , (cornering on
fl the Turnpike an 3 two sts.) 29 feet front by 123;
feet deep, un which is erected a double frame boast,-
Ili.; property is well located and would be ex
changed for a farm within 20 miles of the city.
Apply to BLAKELY & MITCHELL, Real EeltaHl
agents. dec 8.
Notice to Jnrori.
rrti E persons who have been summoned to serve as
Grand and Traverse Jurors in the Courts of
Quarter Sessions, and Common Pleas (on Monday the
25th,) are hereby informed that their attendance will
not be required until Tuesday the 26th December.
By order of the Court,
E. TROVILLO, Sheriff.
dec 7-3td w 1 t
LOOK OUT FOR CHEAP SHOKK,
AT NO. 8. FIFTH STREET.
THE subscriber, James Yates, intends to manu
facture all kinds of ladies, misses and childreos'
shoes, of the best quality, cheaper for cash than they
can be bought in the city. He intends to keep as
hand a good assortment, and will make to order any
kind of shoes that may he wanted, at the unprecedent
ed low prices of the following list:
Bost quality kid or morocco gaiters, $1 37
Ladies' heavy leather boots, 1 25
Best quality kid or morocco buskins, 1 12
Do do double soled Jeffersons, 100
Best double soled slips, 1 00
Fine kid or Monroe springs, 87
Extra fine kid jams, 87
Misses and childrens', and all -other work, in the
All work made here warranted.
Don't forget the place—at the sign of the Red Box,
sth street, two doors above Market.
d7-1w JAMES YATES.
LOST AND FOUND MONEY and other proper
ty.—Money, pocket books, and all kinds of pro
perty, lost or found, will be attended to at our Intelli
gence Office. All sums, or property found will be re
ceived and restored to the right owners—paying the
finder a liberal reward.
A pocket book was lost at the lower Wood street
Auction store, on Saturday night last—having in it 12
$3 Bank of Wooster notes, and a parcel of useful pa
pers belonging to 3C C. It will be thankfully recei
ved, and the finder to keep half the money, or he is re
quested to send it to my address through the Post Of
dec 6 Agency and Intelligence Office, 9, sth st
TO THOSE CONCERNED.
A Remedy for Swelled and In f lamed Female
RE. SELLERS will furnish a mild and safeplas
. for the cure of swelled and inflamed breasts
to which ladies nursing children are subject.
As the plaster bruibeen sufficiently tested to war
rant confidence in its uselulness, the money will, in all
cases, if not relieved by it, be returned, provided it is
applied in good time before suppuration.
R. E. SELLERS,
No. 20 Wood at.
BEAR SKINS, dressed and undressed, just reedy
ed and for sale by A. BEELEN.
JAMES C. CUMMINS,