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swearer. The group around that dying boy was Wring pliattiona for adtrdeseunfr. ,'. r uwn citizens, far be
that riveted the gaze of every eye in camp; but owl" ots. yond the means ofirccoainiodetion.
ject especially, hell a peculiar and marked pro ace I
. The asylurefor the blind is in a prosp er ous condition.
—this was Antoine,the hunter,and brother of Francois. There are 58 papas in the institution. wli., are instruc-
The fine form of the study, sunburnt mountaineer
tea is &lithe branches usually taught seeing children
seemed like tifigure hardened into bronze, as be knelt,
speechless and immoveable, beside his dying brother Strike high schools. The male pupils are also learn-
Awing the gloomy hours of that evening. He kissed lag mechanical branches, in which they aro becoming
the boy repeatedly, but never wept or uttered a syllebie.
_ who , the proficient.
-Akan; with- the corpse, acid never spoke.
camp moved away from the grave, next day, there we lathe Deaf and Dumb Asylum, there are 86 Pupils,
lea Antoine all alone, and 'there nailoi Elia figure . who are undergoing instructions. •
-.vowing indistinctia the distance, all sight of him i The Governor closes by Blinding to the defects in
was gone; and never, during all the rest of our travel i the
ia system, and urges the want of an efficient
did 4ntoine mention his brotheso
ntil, when on a steam i
, corps of officers to take command of the militia when
boatnearing his home, with a choking voice and eyes
- lilting ap with tears, he asked the writer of this to give I called into service.
. hinson,rper *the 41Ying words of Francois.
Poor Francois? All the decencies of the grave were
iiven to him; mass was said for his youthful and, we
: presume, innocent spirit; the ground was levelled ov
er biro, aad fire was burned upon the spot, fur it was
• necessary to hide, not mark, a Christian's grave in that
far land of desolation, So we left Francois; and there
he is sleeping now, beneath the towering masses of the
Subject to the decision of
THE DEMOCRATIC NATIOAAL CONVENTION
FRS. R. SHUNK:
Subject to the decision of
THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVESTIOE
petp aiming post.
THOMAS PHILLIPS, EDITOR
PITTSBURGH, 'TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
Gos. SHANNON'S Mess AGE.--The Message of the
Governor of Ohio possesses the merit of being brief and
Intisiness like. It is devoted to a clear elucidation of
the condition and - affair; of the state.
The first matter of which he speaks is the common
-school system of the state, which be declares has taken
$ permanent hold on the public mind. o,mosition to
it has, in a great measure, ceased.
He recommends a call of a Convention to amend
the Constitution of the state, with the view of remod
elling the judicial system. • The Constitution limits
the number of judges of the Supreme Court to four;
and it has become so loaded dawn with business as to
render it impossible for the judges to dispose of it, with
• adue regard to justice.
On the subject of Banking, Governor Shannon de
,ciares hirnselfin favor of sound local banks,and believes
that well guarded' and well restricted local banks,
judiciously distributed in the state, with a fixed amount
of capital, adequate to the business wants of the coun
try, is the best and most practical system of banking
that can, at this time, be adopted in that state. In
establishing this or any other system. the great object
Lobe secured is, the safety of the note holders. When
that end is accomplished puhlic o?ini3n will be fully
There has been a loss of revenue on the Ohio Canal
daring the last year of $82,555 40, and on all the other
public works there has been a gain, when compared
with last year, of $48.834 52, making a loss, by the
public works, of $33,720 83, compared with last year.
The decrease in the tolls of the Ohio Canalsis attribu
ted to the fall in the price of wheat, which indaced far
mers to withhold the article from market.
In view of the large amount of the state debt, which
is now seventeen millions, the scarcity of money and
the heavy burdens of the people, he recommends that
no attempt should be made to enlarge the system of
We make the following extract from the Message in
regard to the Penitentiary and the system of convict
"The number of convicts in tho Penitentiary on the
leit.day of November,' 1842, was four hundred and
sixty-one. The number received during the past year
is one hundred and thirty-two. There lies left during
the last named period, one hundred and forty-seven,
inettling those whose terms of service expired—those
who have been pardoned--twelve who died from dis
ease—two who committed suicide—one who was mur
dered—three who escaped—and four who were dis
charged by writ of error from the Supreme Court. On
thel3th of November, 1841, there was in the Peniten
tiary four hundred and eighty persons. On the 30th
of November, 1842, the number was four hundred and
sixty-one, showing a decrease of nineteen. On the
30th November, 1843, the number was four hundred
and forty-six, showing a decrease within the last year,
of fifteen, and an aggregate decrease within the last
two years, of thirty-four.
"From these facts it would appear that crime is de
creasing within the state. instead of increasing, as might
be reasonably expected with an increase of population.
Li examining at once into the various causes which
have seduced the unfortunate convicts from the path of
virtue to that of crime, it is found that the use of ardent
spirits has had an active agency, and contributed large
ly to swell the number of inmates of the Penitentiary.
The powerful moral influence which has been brought
to bear on the public mind, within the last two years,
against the use of ardent spirits, has, no doubt, had a
material influence in preserving the morals of our citi
zens. It would not probably, be going to far to say,
that the diminution of crime as exhibited by the above
facts, has been mainly brought about by this means. If
this conclusion be correct, those who have been instru
mental in producing this reform, have i ncreased nduce
ments to perFevcra in a cause consecrated lay religion
end enjoined by patriotism.
'One hundred and sixty-five of the convicts are em
ployed in the manufacture of hardware: sixty-five are
engaged in the cooper shop: twenty-eight in the busin
ess of boot and shoe making thirty iti the tailor shop:
about five in the manufacture of brooms; twenty have
been, until recently,eng,aged in making cabinet work;
forty-five are employed under the direction of the
SUPerintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, and the re-1
mainder (many of whom am not able bodied men) have
been engaged in various matters in and about the prison.
For the purpose of employing a portion of the hands in
is manner less exceptionable to the mechanical inter
ests of the state, the Warden, with the approbation of
the'Directors, has agreed to an arrangement by which
the cabinet makinfthusiness is no longer carried on in
th.: prison. To effect the same object it has been de
termined not to renew the boot and shoe contract, so
that in a short 'time the causes of complaint against the
prison for its interference with mechanical labor will
be-very much - dimioished.
The Peoiontiary is making money for the state—
thd aITIOVUIt realized from tsiis source the present year
will amount to upwards of sixteen thousand dollars.
the Governor thus speaks of the successs of the
The iewtborof patients who have'lleen inmates of
this insthetion, 'since November 15,.181t, is two hun
dred and seven—males,-one hundred and five; females.
one hundred and two. -The number of patients re-
• ma i ning
in the asylum at the end of last year, was one
hundred forty-two—male*, seventy-five, - females, slim
saran. During the past year sixty-five patients have
bean admitted—males, thirty-two: females, thirtyorthree;
all CitiZerti of this state. The number discharged, in
ibeast year was, vras fifty nine+-males, thirty, females
awanty-nine. Of these, thirtyeigb, t a ere discharged,
resovered; semen, improved: cm. stationary, and four
by death. All the recent euesdischarged, were res
ealed. Uninterepted good health has prevailed is the
irehitutiondttring the year. This institution has been
In variation five years. During this period, boar hen
dredend seventy-three insane persona have been ander
its ;amend two hundred and three have been dis
charged, recovered: which is a fraction less than forty
how per cent. The institationis still massed with ap-
REPORT 07 THE SECRETARY OF WAR.--This doc
ument is short and to the point, containing much in
formation and many valuable suggestions. It gives a
succinct sketch of the condition and business of the
various Bureaus of the Department,all of which appear
to be prosecuting their duties. with vigor..
The Secretary calls the attention of Congress to the
necessity of improving the navigation of the western
rivers, and the harbors en the lakes; a matter of the ut
most importance to every citizen of the west.
He recommends that an appropriation be ma& for
the purpose of constructing a road for the safety and
convenience of the emigrants to the Territory of Ore
gon. This, he thinks, could be done at a small ex
pense. Ho suggests, likewise, that military posts be
established along the line of travel for the protection
of travellers across the Rocky Mountains.
He urges upon Congress the propriety of interpos•
ing some checks to the seizure and occupation of rich
mineral lands belonging to government, at customary
Our Indian relations are spoken of as having been
peaceable. The Choctaws will be removed West of the
Mississippi early in the spring, and instructions have
been given to civilize and christianize them. Many of
the Indian tribes, particularly the Choctaws and Cher
okees, have mid(' considerable improvements in their
condition, and are devoting themselves to agricultural
' pursuits, and to the education of their children. The
ChoctaWs have appropriated one thousand eight hun
dred dollars out of their annuities, to the purposes of
education. He gocommends that some further mea
sures be taken to prevent the sale of ardent spirits to
the Indians; and states that a history of all the Indian
tribes is in course of preparation.
There are 21,064 persons receiving pensions for re
volutionary services. Underthe act of 1838, granting
pensions fur 5 years to widows of revolutionary sol
diers, 8,895 claims have been presented, of which
7,855 have been admitted. Under the law granting
pensions to invalids fur wounds and injuries received
in military service, there are now on the rolls 2,720
West Feint Academy is highly eulogized. He re
news the suggestion heretofore made fur the erection
of a building for the safety of the public records; and
concludes the report by a flattering notice of the heads
of the different Bureaus of the Department.
Mr Wilkins had promised some of his locofoco
friends to have an express run to Cumb.:.rland, and a
line of horses was to bo established from thence thro'
Somerset to this city. To this effect we had letters from
General Philson, of Somerset. As another part of
this arrangement, or humbug, packages arrived by Mail
on Friday morning, franked by Mr Wilkins to some
of the Editors—marked on the outside—“By .1 Bu
chanan's Express." Now, what we would like to
know is, what was meant by lugging the name of J Bu
chanan into this contemplated express. What was
meant by it.—Americam..
We think we can explain this, and show that, at
least on the part of Mr NVlLatiss,there was no '•hum
bug" intended. An arrangement was made by the
gentlemen of the Somerset Express (great Express
that) for Mr WILKINS to mail a number of copies of
the Message, at Washington, directed to J Buchanan,
of Cumberland, (not James Buchan tn, of the U S Se
nate, as the American appears to think), who was in
terested in the Somerset Express, and was to have
started that celebrated enterprize. Mr WILKINS, as
we are informed by a gentleman from Wnshingtoncity,
attended properly to his part of the business, but un
fortunately Mr Buchanan,at Cumherland,neglectcd his
part, and the only thing that could be done with the
I packages, was to send them on in the mail. If Mr Bu
chanan had been a' out at the time the mail reached
Cumberland, we have no doubt that the Somerset Ex
press would have got in—some time, and our friends
in that quarter would have had the satisfaction of prov
ing, to the world tat their route can be travelled when
proper enterprize is employed.
J. B. BUTLER—J. DOUGHERTY.—We copied some
weeks since from the Hollidaysburgh Bel3Coll , Light,
a letter written by J. B. BUTLER, Esq., repelling some
charges made by J. DOUGHERTY, Esq. editor of the
Hollidaysburgh StanZan', against the present Board
Lof Canal Corr missioners. Mr. BUTLER attributed the
opposition of Mr. Daugherty to personal disappoint
ment, and stated that had they purchased Mr.D's stock
at the terms which he demanded, the Beard might
have escaped his denunciation. To this letter Mr.
DOUGHERTY has replied, and as we published the let
, ter of Mr. Butler, he requests that we should give his
rejoinder a place in our columns. As we have no
disposition to do injustice to any man, we comply with
his request, but at the same time we must express our
regret that Mr. D. has thought proper to indulge in a
strain of personal vituperation, which cannot be of any
use to him in the minds of prudent man. A good
cause does not require such aid, and low abuse is
only calculated to make the defects of a bad one more
apparent. The reply of Mr. Dougherty will be found
'n another column.
THANKSGIVIMG.—The proclamation of the Gover
nor a ppointing . Thiirsday.2l.at nest. as a day of public
Thanksgiving, meets with general approbation in all
parts of the state. " Thanksgiving Day in New Eag
land,r says the flarrisburgh Union, constitutes, per
haps the most interesting epoch of the entire year, and
is commemorated by old and young as a season of
much spiritual love and rejoicing. Families gather
around tho domestic hearth in social enjoyment—the
heart is opened in Eratitall to the bountiful Giver of
all good—the luxuries of life are spread out es a
bountiful repast to all classes and conditions, and a
new spirit is thus infused into the community. May
we not express the hope, then, that the same delightful
customs will be observed on " Thanksgiving Day" ap•
pointed for our State, whereby the sources of happi
ness and rejoicing will be much augmented. We
doubt not, Ministers and Churches of all denomina
tions will adopt immediate measures for the proper
observance of the day.
THE CAPITOL.—We learn from the Union that the
Senate and Representative Chambers have been tho
roughly cleaned and renovated in such a manner as
will add much to the comfort of the members. They
have been carefully white w as h e d—the fl oor , covere d
with new carpeting—the desks scraped, re-varnished,
and supplied with new cloth covers—so that the two
halls have now a cleaner and more comfortable as
pect than has been the case for many years. The most
fasti4ions +Kidder for economy will scarcely venture to
object to ibe comptuatively trifling expanse incurred
by these improvements, as nothing is mote conducive tea political hazier shop, from which the people
to the health of ma . reempeemenikres, me ' Malawi mere 1 1110 e nacceeded in ejecting This is the OMR who
to a prompt despatch o f pu blic . a . __ ,___ clean "
us ." We held a situation part of one year and ere
and pleasant hails. .
our term of service was aspired, we gave a written
We suppose one reason for putting the Capitol in notice that we would nut accept a re-appointment.- -
This (that we were ejected) is another of the many
such . "apple pie order" is, that it may appear neat
falsehoods that John B Butierhas circulated concern
and comfortable to the full delegation of democrats
inga man whom he has done so much to injure, and a
dmit will attend from Allegheny. gninst whom, 11010 that his position to inflict further
injustice is taken from him, he and his assassin "cor•
respondent" continue theit venomed slanders with a
design. as IVir B. says "to commend us to the justice
(injustice is his intention) of the future Canal Board.
But we fear not your malice—we despise your slan
ders, and shall endeavor to live so as to disprove your
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE appears to be regard
ed by the democratic press with a good deal of favor.—
The reasonable portion of the whigs too admit that it
is a mild, sensible document. That portion ofit
ularly which relates to the Oregon, should meet with
the dispassionate consideration of Congress; and the
recommendation for the improvement of the Western
Lakes and Rivers should be seconded and urged with
all the force and talent which the West can bring for
A Row.—An Anti Slavery Convention, held in
Philadelphia on the 6th, broke up in a row. A large
number of persons collected in the building, and seve
ral times interrupted the speakers. Stones were thrown
through the windows, and but for the timely arrival
of the Sheriff, a serious riot would have occurred.
From the Hollidaysburgh Standard.
THE SHOE PINCHES.
in our columns of the 2d instant, we announced to
our readers, under the head of "Restoration of Equal
Laws," the near termination of one unjust monopoly
and our anticipations in regard to another. This, to
gether with our comments, has aroused one of those
evil geniuses with which (unfortunately) this and ev
ery country so largely abounds—we mean slanderers,
men whose wish and business it Is to minister to the evil
passions of bad men in order to advance their own un
justand iniquitousdesigns, the accomplishment of which
such men are willing to sacrifice truth, justice. and the
rights of others. Such an one is no doubt the "cor
respondent" of John B. Butler, who is the slanderer
ofJackson—a renegade from the whig party, the fawn
ing sycophant of David R. Porter, whose administra
tion he contributed most effectually to bring into dis
grace—the publisher of the coffin handbills and the
"author of the pirate system," whom the people have
"discharged from an office which he disgraced."—
These worthies, in a cowardly and assassin like man
ner. have, in the Beacon Light of the 17th instant, at
tempted to stab my motives by slanderous accusations,
hurled by one who dares not let himself be seen or
known, but assumes a feigned name as lei/liana usually
do in order to shield themselves from the chastisement
their guilty conscience tells them they-so well deserve.
Instead of attempting to sustain the equity and justice
of the obnoxious measures referred to in our comments,
Mr. Butler and his worthy correspondent abandons it
as untenable, and seeks justification for certain high
handed measures. by means of which, to quote the hut
goose of Mr. Butler, we have been "driven from our
state improvements to the manifest detriment of his
(our) private interests," and this wrong he dare not
attempt to justify, but widens ors to create nn impres
sion that we are undeserving that equal justice which
the laws of this commonwealth intended to guarantee
to all, and to us the most humble, as well as to those
more powerful—more wealthy, and more leurned.—
What is the fart! we. without wealth, friends and pat
rons, had succeeded in giving to the citizens of our na
tive state an imnrovement in transportation, that re
quired much labor of mind and a large outlay of mo
ney, and consequent sacrifices of time in maturing this
system, and in the introduction of the same into suc
cessful operation. We had to encounter difficulties
and opposition of such magnitude ns would have in
duced a person of less sanguine temperament to have
abandoned the same. and if we had dune so, Pennsyl
vania would not this day be enabled to point to her
state improvements as in a situation to be made pro
ductive. The laws of the United States guarantees
certain rights to the pioneer who, secluding himself
from his home and the scenes of his boyhood, spends
his time and his labor in wresting from the wilder
ness a portion of its soil, and converting it into an abode
of civilization. The same laws guarantees to the man
whose mind's march is in advance of the improve
ments of the day. an undisturbed property in that do
main which he wrests from the solitude of that wilder
ness which once covered the face of the earth—it is to
such as those that we are indebted for the refinements
of civilization which gives to life its every charm.—
The man who deprives the mechanic of his rights is
as unjust as he who robs the poor man of his humble
cabin, and the spot of earth where his toil and sweat
has long been spent. This has Mr Butler and his con•
federates attempted to do to us. But it is not of this
we complain, and in which we have been most un
justly dealt with. The sacred righis of a citizen of
Pennsylvania has been otherwise trampled upon in our
person—we have been prevented from the use of our
materials, our care and our machinery by an inequali
ty in tolls, and this Mr Butler. or his very worthy as
sociate cannot justify but attempt to arouse feelings
of unkindness in the breasts of my neighbors and the
people in general. Thus it ever is—those who do an
act of injustice or ingratitude, continue to add insult
to injury by villifying those whom they have wronged;
it is the nature of wicked men to attempt to destroy
those who aided in putting a atop to their villainies.
The legislature of Pennsylvania. in 1841-2, author
ized the construction of some 40,000 dollars worth of
cars, planes, &c., for use of section boats, (on oar im
provement.) In the summer of 1342, John B. Butler
and others, contracted on the part of the state for the
furnishing of cars to that amount. During the sum
mer of 180, we were requested to state the terms on
whichateS.would sell to the state our cars, planes, pat
ent right, Ikc,—we made three several propositions.
which Mr. Butler now maliciously distorts end per
verts to answer his own base purposes. Those pro
positions are in writing, a copy of which we have.
Ourpropositions were as follows—we proposed
to sell our plane at Columbia fors 1.000, plane at Hol
lidaysburg $3,000, my trucks for $15,000, the patent
right for as many trucks as the State authorised to he
purchased for $B,OOO. or the right for the state of Penn
sylvania for $30,000; the Canal Cnmmmissioners to
accept any one or all, or either of these propositions
as might suit, or in lieu of the price named for the right.
we proposed to receive one cent per 100 pounds for all
goods carried over both rail roads, say seven years.—
, These propositions, or either of them, the Canal Com
missioners did not see fit to accept, nor do we find any
cause of complaint fur their refusal. Subsequently,
we proposed to sell to the state our trucks for $15.000,
and transfer our right to the commonwealth, condition
ed, that the legislature of Pennsylvania at some sub
sequent period should authorize the payment of just
what they might deem just, after having fully tested
the advantage of the Portable boat system. This we
thought so equitable that we had supposed there ought
to be no further difficulty, as we were not desirous to
throw any impediment in the way of the state. We
were well aware, that if the great commonwealth of
Pennsylvania was disposed to deprive us of our prop
erty we were to weak to prevent it, and therefore we
proposed the fairest terms in our power to give, unless
it were to abandon without any recompense the re
/ sults of our labor, in which we had invested the means
by which we expected to be enabled to support those
who were dependent on our e xertions for sustenance.—
We were given to know that we would be prevented
from the use our stock, and ace udingly adifference of
tolls equal at leastto $5O per day was made infavorof
boats using state trucks, and thus our stock was thrown
idle and valueless en ourkands. we would ask,
how does this compare with the $72,000 which Mr.
Butler says we demanded, and which we can prove to
be untrue—this pitiful sum of $15,000, to be paid
out of the hire of our stock "look ye." But this is the
man who says I demanded $30.000 for my cars; it is
'mime—my cars cost me over $18,000: I offered them
for $16,000, just one half the sum stated by Mr. Butler.
We proposed to sell our plane for $3.000, Mr. Butler
refused, and expended $35,000 in an unfortunate lo-
cation. We think we know the cause of Mr. B's boa
tility to us—he wished to be considered as the author
of the section boat system—he wished us turned off
the public improvements, so that be might be consid
ered the" nursing father of this system," which he
attempted to pirate of us. Ref are him lay as he sup
posed the high road to wealth and power—he held in
his hands the patronage of the public works of Penn"
Sylvania, with which he hoped to subsidize the press
and secure himselfin the situation he so unworthily
filled. With this saachinery he busied himself in se
lecting the person to be chosen Governor of Pennsyl
vania, and in thwarting the will of the people of this
state, by aiding in the circulation of Presidentialband
bills, turning the office of the Canal Commissioner in-
Editors of the Morning Post-! ,
Gin TLSAILS: Will you please publish the Milglo•
sed proceedings in your neat paper, and oblige yam.
As ALIAGHWAY COUNTY DZSOCIL"
Pittsburgh, Dec. 9;1843:
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY MEETING.
Sturgeon and Democracy!
In accordance with previous public notice, a very nu
merous meeting of the Democracy of Fayette Coanty
was held ;lithe Court House, in Unionmwn. on Tues
day evening, December sth, 1343. On motion of Col.
Wm B Robinson, the meeting was organized by call
ing R P FLENNIKEN, Esq, to the Chair. Col. A
M HILL, tied ABRAHAM GALLENTINE, were chosen
Vice Presidents, and James C Cummings and Dan
iel Koine, Secretaries.
Oa motion of Col. Wm B Roberts,
Resolved, That a committee of twenty-five be ap
pointed to prepare proceedings for the consideration of
ADDITIONAL FOREIGN EXTRACTS. the meeting. Whereupon the meeting appointed the
FRANCE. following named persons as the committee, viz: Col.
Wm 3 Roberts, Peter Dumbald, M W Irwin, James
A few days ago, while the greabell of the cathedral
Fuller, Percifer F Gibbons, John R Lohr, Weedy Frost,
of Notre Damn was beingrung, the clapper gave way,
Wm F Nicholson, John Tiernan, N Parehall, Abraham
and the enormous mass fell down through two floors of
Pershing. Robert Bleakley, Win Medkirlc, James
the tower, and lodged on the third. Three persons
-Snyder. R T Galloway, Wm Solomon, Andrew C
were iejured . Johns', Isaac Newman, Dr R M Walker, Samuel
PARIS, Nov. 16.—The King and Queen have both i
Beatty, Squire Ayres, Jelin Greenland, Col R Pound
expreasedhigh delight at the accounts of the reception i
stone, Wm Balsley and John P Williams—who, after
of the Duke and Duchess de Nemours by QtteenVicto- ! retiring fur a short time, reported the following Pre
ria, and their Royal Highness a charged to make a i
amble and 1143011100n5, which after being read were
formal and pressing invitation to the Queen to visit '
unani nously adopted.
St. Cloud next year. People about Court say that
Whereas, The time is fast approaching when it will
there is little doubt as to to this invitation being ac-
, become necessary to make a selection out of the nu
cepted; but that if it should from necessity ba declined,
if his merous highly respectable and able champions of De
the King will visit Windsor in the next summer,
' mocracy and of equal rights in Pennsylvania, for the
health, which is now very good, should permit.
odice of Governor, which we believe to be of the ut-
mast importance in the present embarrassed state of
The inteligence from Spain is singularly uninterest
, the finances of this otherwise happy and prosperous
hig, and may be dismissed in few words. At Madrid,
Commonwealth, which embarrassment we believe me
ths Committeew of the two Chambers of the Cortes
ginated in imprudent legislation, and, in numerous in
had reported in favor of declaring the Queen's mnjori-
the vv .. ; stances, can be traced to the influence of a weak or
ty. Some advantages have been gained by
. corrupt Executive.
ernment over the insurgents; Saragossa opened its
And, Whereas, Keeping in view the necesity of
gates to Concha on the 28th October; while in Barcel.!
the united action of the Democracy, and of harmoni
ona the revolutionists are weakened by dissension.— '
zing all conflicting interests or preferences, we deem it
On the other hand, Gerona still held out on the 2d
right and proper, that the people in their primary
inst , and Prim wan waiting reinforcements; disorders
meetings should, at all times, express their sentiments
gained ground in Gallicia; at Vigo the government
in relation to all public measures.
troops had yielded to the insurgents, who were mas-
And, Whereas, We, as citizens of Western Penn
tern of the place on the 4th; and there are reports of 1
. sylvama, confidently hope and expect that our just
a fresh conspiracy at Seveille. • Iclaims will not be disregarded when we present to the
The Madrid papers contain an account of an attack
, Democracy for their consideration and for nomination
upon the life of Gemmel Nevem; in the streets of that
' to the office of Governor, one who possesses all the
city. He was going in a coach to the theatre. On
qualifications necessary to entitle him to that high and
arriving at the church in Portaceli, the coach was fir
ed atby two men, whose balls took effect upon to Ayu-
And, Whereas, In the opinion of this meeting, Dr
dents, who accompanied the General. DANIEL STURGEON, who is a man of the people,
GREECE. and emphatically a Western man, of sound Demo-
A letter in the Gazettse dated 'Frontiers of Poland, 25th ! cratic faith, of unwavering integrity, and one whose
October"—says : "I can now say without the fear of knowledge of the wants and resources of the State is
contradiction, that the Emperor Nicholas has formally I unsurpassed, is eminently qualified for Governor of
expressed his displeasure at the Greek revolution: and this Commonwealth.
th at h e has deprived M. Katakazi (the Russian Min- And, Whereas, Agreeably to the usages of the par-
inter) of his situation.—it is culled that the troop eon- , ty there will be held at Harrisburg, on the 4th of
centrated at Klew be directed to march to the Pruth. I March next, a State Convention to put in nomination
The Moniteur Parisien adds, that a commissioner ex- a candidate for the office of Governor. Therefore,
traordittary has been seat to Athens with a protest a- I Resolved, That Western Pennsylvania never hay
gainst the revolution. it is also said that the King of i ing had the honor of furnishing a Democratic Gover-
Prussia has recalled his representative . I nor, we do respectfully but firmly on the principles of
ITALY. i justice claim (=rights as an integral part of the De
ft is denied that there has been any mosement of, mocratic family.
Austrian troops on the Boulognese frontier; a body of j Resolved, That without intending any disparage- 1
soldiers only went, at the request of the Duke of Me- I meet to others we would recommend Dr DANIEL
dena, te share in some military parade man.reivtes, STURGEON as truly a Western man, having re
and then they returned to quarter'. The Guerilla ! s id e d amongst us all his life, and having witnessed
warfare against the government of Rome and Pied- I with pride and gratification his sterling moral worth,'
mont continues, and the efforts to put it down are tri- and his undeviating and untiring devotion to Democrat
fling and inefficient. Austria awaits an invitation to in- is principles, whici.(toget her with the able, satisfac
terpose. tory and iornirtial manner he has discharged the se
veral trusts committed to him, warrants us in present
ing him as a candidate for Governor with the utmost
confidence of success.
Resolved, That, being firmly impressed with the
necessity of unanimity and concert of action, we will
cordially mike in the support of the nominee of the
4th of Much Convention, made in accordance with
the known usages of the Democratic party.
During the evening, the meeting was addressed by
SAMUEL CLEAVBSGIA, Jotter H. DZTORD, Esq, end
Dr .1 C CUMMINGS.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting he
signed by the officers and be published in the Demo
cratic papers of this Coneressional District, and the
Democratic Unim in Barri:burgh .
R P FLENNIKEN, Chairman.
Letter: from Alexandria, (lithe 10th October, states
that Ahmed. Pacha of Saud in, had declared himself
independent of Mehemet Ali; who had given orders to
place 40.000 men under arms, to reduce his contuma
cious subordinate to obedience. Ahmed is forty-five
years of age, cool, and as "brave as a lion." "In his
youth," says the Times, "he was purchased, with oth- ;
er Circassian slaves, by ;Mehemet Ali. He was
brought up a soldier, and was enrolled in the first regu
lar regiment ever raised in Egypt.
He first served in Arabia and the Hedias, was pro
moted to the rank of Colonel, and subsequently sent
to Canada, and finally to St. Jean d'Acre, where he
particularly distinguished himself for his brilliant co ur
, age. He followed the fate of the Egyptian army in
Syria; his regiment havin.% been ever distinguished for
its bravery and discipline. In the year 1836 he was
made Minister of War at Cairo. The Pacha wished
to deduct from the pay of the army all expenses at
arms and artillery which had been consumed in the wars
The overland Indian mail brings intelligence from
Bombay to the 2d October. All the interest is now
concentrated in a new quarter, for while there is no
later news from China, and India is in general com
paratively tranquil, there is a revolution in the Pun
At Lanore, on the 15th September, the Maharajah
ShereSiegh was slain, with his son Purtab Sing, and
all the members of his immediate family, at the in
stigation of Dhyan Singh, his minister, and a child had
been placed upon the throne. It may be remembered
that our old ally, Runjeet Singh, died in June, 1839,
and was succeeded by his son, Kurruck.
On the death of Kurruck,l his son, Nan Neha,
Singh, succeeded; but he was killed at his father's fit
nAral. The throne was usurped by S here Singh,
who claimed to he a son of fisinjeetf but he was gen
erally considered illegitimate, as his mother gavebirth
to him during so protracted an absence of Runjeet,
that his paternity was more than doubtful. Shete
Singh was addicted to intemperance, and recently,
after a quarrel with his minister, Dhyan Singh, he
somewhat humbled himself in seeking reconciliation,
and endured the further humiliation of a lecture on his
habitual vice, which he promised to reform. Latterly
Dhyan had been observed to be very downcast; and
it is supposed that he was jealous of the favor shown
to General Ventura, an European officer in the rtia
LATER FROM TEXAS
Texas papers to the 20th lilt have been received by
an arrival at New Orleans. There is little in those
puma!, to interest our readers says the Picayune
The policy nf Sarn Houston and the annexation of Tex
aa to this Union firm the principal topics.
The National Naval vessels were to be sold at auc
tion on the 22d, end the Galveston Chronicle of the
20th calls on its "fellow-citizens" to prevent the sale
—by force of arms, should it be necessary to resort to
Houston was visited by a tremendous storm of rain
and lightning on the 16th inst. Mr. R. M. Dechene
was severely injured by the lightning; also, a vounz
man named Morris, and one or two others slightly
The rain continued.
OD the Bth Gen. Houston made along position de
fining speech in Galveston.He blowstothe winds the
undue intervention of England with the internal policy
or institutions of the country, and enters into a long and
able defence of his governmental policy. He says—
"l have this tiny received new evidences of assistance
from France, England and the United States."
Dr. Anson Jones is spoken of as a candidate to suc
ceed Houston and carry out his principles. Gen. La
mer declines being a candidate. •
Capt. Hays lately surprised a small party of Mexi
cans on the Bin Frin, capturing oneofthem and wound
ing another. The wounded Mexican was Leandro
Ganza, a noted spy and traitor. His horse was shot
un ler him, and he was shot in the shoulder with a rifle
ball; hut even in that condition be etii•cted his escape
into the bottom of the Rio Frio. The prisoner was
sent to Bexar. It is not known whether his party was
a spy company from a detachment stationed on the
Nueces or merit a band of robbers. There were on
ly four or five in the party. Capt Hays has eono to
the Nuecos to ascertain whether any large body of Mex
ican troops is statiened on that river .
It is reparted that Dr. Smith, the Texan Charge
d'Affairs at France has addressed a communication to
Lord Aberdeen, informing him that Texas will not for
a moment entertain any proposition for the Abolition
iof Slavery in Texas.
rrl HE highest cash price will be given by the sub
.'. goobers, for wheat delivered at the old stone
steam reill,teireer of Redoubt alley and Water street.
41.12-4tw 0 0 EVANS & CO.
A M Vice Preses.
James C Cummings, } secretaries
NOTICE TO JURORS
THE Jurots summoned to attend at the District
Court of Allegheny county, on the 4th Monday
of December, instant, are hereby notified that their at
tendance will not be required until Tuesday, the 2d
day of January, A D 1814.
By ordet of the Court,
E. TROVILLO. Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, December 12, 1843—ltd3tw
SEVERAL Farll:l3 in Beaver and Butler counties,
on very moderate ronta, which may be paid in
Lou to be let, rent freo, on improvement leases.
Farm; and uncleared land=. ' Applv to the
Hon JOHN BREDIN, Butler, or
EDWARD HOOPS, New Brighton,
WINTER SPERM OIL.
35 n GALLONS JUST RECEIVED nt the
v Drug Store of J. KIDD,
Corner 4th and Wood stn.
1(1 r. LBS. WHITE GUM ARABIC,
150 Lbs. Gum Guiaic,
1300 " Sal Soda.
In store and for sale at the Drug Store of
deo 11. Corner 4th and Wood sts
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
THE firm of Arthnrs & Preston bas been dissolv
ed since the first of 0-tober, by mutual consent.
John Arthurs will settles!l claims as the concern,
and collect all debts which have been contracted pro.
vions to this date. The Engine business will be con-
ducted for the future under his own name.
December 1, 1893
THE books of Murphy & Appelbe' have been left
in the hands of Alderman Millar, on Smithfield
street, fot collection. All those knowing themselves
indebted to them will call and settle before the first
day of January next, nt which time all unsettled ac
counts Hill be sued for. THOMAS APPELBE,
Surviving Partner, late firm of Murphy & Appelbe.
Pittsburgh, Dec'r 11, 1843. 4111-2ullw
THE Committee-of Councils appointed to exam
ine the city acconnts, will commence their ses
sion at the Mayor's Office, on Morality evening, De
cembersth. at 6} o'clock, at which time Collectors
and others haiing accounts with the city will please
attend. JOHN SHIPTON,Ch'n.
dl-2w (Gazette copy.)
REAL ESTATE AGENCY, CONVEYANCING,
THE undersigned, having associated themselves
for the transaction of all business relative to Real
Estate. will hencefiwth attend to the purchase and sale
as well as renting of city and country property, collect
ing rents, &c.
The seuior member of the firm having had much ex
perience, and beinv ' extensively known as an agent of
Real Estate, they hope to receive a liberal share of
public patronage. For the accommodation of the pub
lic, there will be two oftoes, where business will be re.
tvived; at the Real Estate Agency of James Blakely.
Penn st., sth Ward. and at the Law office of John 3.
Mitchell, S. rW. side of Smithfield, (near sth.) at either
of which. persons wishing to have is of exi
ting, leg,allyand neatly executed, titles investigated. or
desirous to. 'purchase or dispose of Rcal Estate, will
apply. J. J. Mitchell will continue to attend to the
duties of his professioa,*as heietotore.
JOHN J. MITCHELL,
nEIGNINIOS & 00.,
43, WOOD STREET,
trAVE in store and are receiving--
L - 1 425 bags Rio Coffee, part strong and peen,
50 pkgs Y 11 and (3 P Teak,
25 boxes Russel & Robinson's s's Tobaece,
10 " Burton's s's "
10 " Thompson's ft's "
5 " Robineasei ll'a,
10 " 19's
s—" superiorpbund imp •
100 " fresh ',Malaga Bunch Raisins,
2000 lhs Loaf Sugar,
20 boxes No 1 and 2 triaatard, '
50 " No 4 chocolate,
25 " ground pepper,
10 kegs " ginger,
5 I d allspice
5 boxes cows,
5 " Rice flour,
2000 lbs Oak Tanned Solo Leather,
1000 yards taw linen,
5 bales hops,
All of which they offer, with n general &sweetmeat of
groceries, dye stuffs and Pittsburgh manufactured
• nods, on liberal terms. nI7 ,
music for Dancing.
PPERSONS wanting to employ music for Cotillion
or Sleighing , parries will find a good Violin
Player, by calling on 3 WA L ER, corner of Fifth
street and Baxter's alle . },opposite the Exchange Blair.
LODE OUT FOR CHEAP SHOES,
AT NO. 8, FIFTH STREET.
HE subscriber, James Yates, intends to manu
facture all kinds of ladies, misses and children'
shoes, of the best quality, cheaper for cash than they
Can be bought in the city. He intends to keep oa
hand a good assortment, and will make to order any
kind cf shoes that may be wanted, nt the unprecedent
ed low prices of the following list:
Bast, 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, $7
Misses and childrens', and all other work, fa the
Al! work made here warranted.
Don't forget the place—at the sign of the Red Res:
sth street, two doors above Market.
(37-Iyr 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 'that our Intelli
gence Office. All sums, or property found will be re•
e i.ed 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 JC C. It will be thankfully recei
ved, and the finder to keep half the money, or he is re
(pester] to send it to my address through the Post Of
fice. ISAAC HARRIS,
dee 6 Agency and Intelligence Office, 9, sth st
Daguerreotype Miniature Portraits,
At the corner of Market an d sth it,.
THE subscriber would most respectfully inform tL.
Ladies and Gentlemen of Pittsbuq.o and vi
cinity, that they have opened rooms at the above men+
tioned place, over the store of Messrs Lloyd & Co,
and are new prepared to take Miniatuies by this beau
tiful art, in a style hereto ore unsurpassed. By this
combination of a quick and powerful apparatus, and an
entirely new mode of operating, they are enabled to
produce pictures of a surprising accuracy and beauty,
combining entire durability of impression, clear and
distinct expression, perfect delineation, and last, tho'
not least. the color of the face and dress. The color
ing of Photographic Pictures, forms a new era in the
art, as itenables us to combine with accuracy of nature
the advantages of art. The undersigned do not wish,
nor is it their intention to deceive the public by prorni
ses, which they cannot fulfil, for they depend solely on
the character of theirpictures for patranaee. Citizens
and strangers, one and all, are invited to call and ez
N B.—Complete sets of the improved patent ep
. furnished on the most reasonable ternss.—
Plales, Cases, Frames, Chemicals, and ever? thisff
i connected with the business. at the :Divest cash pri-
J M EMERSON & CO.
Dissolution of Copartnership.
THE copartnership heretofore existing between
the subscribers, in this city, under the firm or'
Lloyd &Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent;
A G Reinhart having purchased the entire haterestor
S. Lloyd, jr. in the concern.
All persons indebted to the late firm will make pay
ment to A G Reinhart, who wiii continue the Grocery
Business at the old stand, and who alone is authorized.,
to collect the debts due the concern and receipt for same-.
Those also having claims against the late firm will
please present them to A G Reinhart for settlement.
Pittsburgh, Nov. 7, 1843. (signed)
S. LLOYD, jr.,
A G REINHART..
In retiring from the above firm of Lloyd & Co.,
would cheerfully reoornmend to my former friends and
customers, my late partner and successor. Mr A G
Reinhart, who continues the Grocery Business at dise
old stand, 190, Liberty street. (signed)
n:l9 S. LLOYD, jr.
AG. REINHART, having associated with him
• SIDNEY STRONG, will conth ue the Whole•
sale and Retail Grocery and Commission Bitsinesel
under the firm of Reinhart & Strong, at the ohi stand,
No. 140 Liberty street. A. G. REINHART,
Pittsb'gh. Dec 7,1343. SIDNEY STRONG.
Mr. Paul Emile Theveau
HA, the honor to inform the public that during bit
sojourn in Pittsburgh he will give
LESSONS IN THE SPANISH, FRENCH AND
From his having mode the Spanish language the
sole object of his study during a residence of two years
in Havana, there is reason to suppose that he has lit).
quired a good knowledge of their language, the easiest
and most harmonious of all modern languages.
Of his competency to teach French there can be no
doubt, from the fact of his having been a clerk in 6
Notary in Paris, where he has studied law. WhatMe
Theveau here states he ran prove by the Ordonnance
of the King , of France and by letters from the .slinieter
of the Navy.
Mr Tlaeveau can be seen ev ery day from 12 to 3. Tx,
at Mr Fickeisen's house, Market street, behind the old
court house. n29-1m
FOR SALE CHEAP,
Two New and First Bate Steam //NOM A,
ONE is 20 horse power, .10 inch cylinder, end
foot stroke, will be sold with or without boilers.
The other engine is 12 horse power, 7i inch cylinder,
3 foot stroke, one boiler about 272 feet long. 30 inches
in diameter. These engines are made of the bee um
tennis and in the most substantial manner, and will be
sold on accommodating terms. They can be seen at
the warehouse oldie subscriber at any time.
nB—tf H. DEVINE, U. States Line.
BY resolution o' the Directors passed this day, IT
Was ORDERED, That the Stockholders of the
Firemen's Insnmnce Company, be requirrd to pay to
the Secretary, on the Ist day of January next. 1845, a
further and last instalment of fifteen dollars on each
share of the capital stock of the Company held by
them respectively. By order,
SAM'L GORMLY, Secretary
Pittsburgh, Deer etb, 1843. dIl-tlj