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Subject to the decision of
TUE DExocreAT:c NATIONAL CONVENTION
FRS. R. SHUNK;
Subject to the deci,ion of
TB DEMOCRATIC 3TiTP. tONVESTIMC
el ) c Mailn Morning Post;
114031 A, PHILLIPS, EDITOR
PITTSBURGH, TUESDfI, DECEMBER ]D
THY. COONS ASH TAN MAYORALTY.—The antinut
scitiS and whip met on Sat:unity evening an&appoint
ej thlegites tea convention to nominate n canclidatC
for Mayor. If the preferences of the delegates are
correctly reported in the Sem, Mr J YNES will be nom
inated on the first ballot. This trill be a decided tri
umph of the Cl ty Club over the antimasuns; they have
gii•en to Mr Jaynes what they promised, and it now
rests with him to perform his part of the contract and
transfer thn antimasonic pat ty to the su,port of Grand
Master CLAY. But we doubt if Mr J. Hill be ahle to
accomplish this project. His throwing himself in to
the arms of the Clay men just after his party had bat
tled so manfully for him against the opposition of these
same "masonic whips," has displeased many of his
old antimasonic supporters, and induced them to be_
lieve that he cares no more for antimasonry than does
die editor of the
,Gazotte, and is willing to desert it
;;laenever be discovers it has no longer the power to
advance his personal views, , Those who take this
view of Mr JAYSES'S conduct- judge him too harshly,
Perhaps, but all must admit that his sudden conversion
to Clayisni was not treating his former friends with
CC:tcrtnss.—From the composition of the principal
Committee of the House, it appears to be the deter
urination of Congress to devote itself to legislating felt
the country. We are particularly pleased with the
Committee on Foreign Affairs. It gives promise that
atr right to the Otegon will be asserted with
and possession of it t,eien by the Cim•crameat. TM
Chairman of that Committee, we f•el n4sured. wi!.
rot stop at arc lia!f way m.-asares, bat wi:l vindicate
bur cbararter, rval sac re unr po;itsssions from the
Usurpation of the Eng.li4h G ,vernment. The lettvt
iw•riters say that na attPmpt wi.l be made to modify the
Tariff, and that the only 67teration in regard to postnze
that will be male will he to matte it correspond with
the federal cnrrercy. he tremendous fuss and ex
citemer.t that have been raised in regard to the annex
ation of Texas, will torn out to be all gammon. No
propoAtimi of the kind will be urged upon Congress.
tat it will devote itself to securing and protecting the
`territory tee airenly have.
Mib A new cnonterfeit has made its appearance in
the west on the Bank of Missouri, of the following
description. In the genuine ten dollar bills, at the
!op and bottom margins the word 'ten dullard' occurs
frequently in very small white letters, while at the
same place, in the conatc.'rei!, the word 'ten' is omit-
TROVBLE AT ST. Loots.—A St. Louis paper of the
7th inst. has the following: "Applications, it is said,
Will soon be made by one or more of the print.ipal own
ers of property on the \rime, for an injunction to re
itrain the city and its officers from the collection of
wharfage tax upon steam boars arriving at our wharf.
The ground of this singular movedlent is said to be
that these individuals claim that their properly extends
to the river, and that the wharf is therefore private
property. It is said thst some ciA.isions of the recor
der cover this ground. The prosecution of sorb a
Claim opens up the whole right of property from Main
Street to the liver, and may give rise to mush litiga
WmoLEstLE MottorciaEs.—ln New Or:cams, 4th
instant, Cie Beef .Matket of the First Municipality,
was tuljudivnted fur ore year to J f.nt to fnr $52,650,
rn:car:e in speci, , ; and tlx Vegetable Market to Linn
d !a Rossa fur $31.000, payable also in specie.
A G3OD SI,CsdESTION.•••••We see in the Philadelphia
rapers a so . .7gestion t hat collections be taken up i.t the
allrerer.t chinches in that city on Thanksgiving day fur
the I t* of the Po tr. This is a most huinare sugge ,..
gestinn, and it wan:d bn n eil if it were adopted by the
chinches of oar own city. When returning thanks
to t l / 3 giver of ill gaol gifts fur hi: bon ificenco towards
its, we 9bn:ill not forget that there are many who need
car aid, and' we shottlil by ou deeds show. ourselves
Wortby the cantiminniie of His
STATZ BANK OF INDIA SA.—rna statement of
the situation of the Bank of Indiana shlw., an increase
since the en-no. date 1.1=.t year of $332,707 in the ,ir
culation, and $170.253 88 in the specie on hand.
The maaa of the Bank aro $5,122,142 42
The iiabi.ities other than to E toc h o -
era. 2,561,501 84
The stock attic state is $BBO,OOO 00
Saline and Bank tax stock 5,716 27
indlvidaalandcountysek 1,255454. 98
teasing a surplus of
The eireulution is $2,235,725; deposits $200,248;
auebinik; $3 . 3,632; spocie $90,316; Bank notes and
talances $427,437; diAeount. $2,640.6.25.
Onto LEGISLATURE.—The House on the evening
ar the 12th, passed the bill for the reduction of the cum
ilensation of members to $2,00 per day,—the vote
itood 63 for, to 8 against.
LootSIANA.—The total amount of the Debt of Loui
;lane is $24,055,000.
. BUSINESS PIMSPECTI; :Num ORLEANs.—The
Republican of the 4th instant says,:—The late heavy
thins have prevailed over a large extent of the upprt
flttntry, and the anticipmiut:s cf a general rise in the
critter conew nhove, ecuftrnteci by each fre=.ll arti
We may 11 , 3 nn expect to hear that u!l the up ter
streams. are in good boating order. Then may we
looh for a state of business here, not seen fir some
fears past, and which will remind us of the times of
. rite R.,n Ri NI Johns ni his returned to
lii residence at the White Sulphur Springs, Scott coun
Elrßankraptey is Lneencl exists to a far greater
'aeirie than in the United Slates. Firms have gone
Gown within the last twelvemonths with an indebted
ices. of $C0,000,030.
Cs Au:meting of the .linoesets of Greene county
ass be held at Wayne:burgh liday, for the purpose
tir,appoioting delegates to the ettt of .March Coovelt
• PRILADELTHL4 :trio Coto:mate RAIL ROAM—
We 'find the following statentont published in the West
Cheater Republican. TIM prosper run condition of the
road is highly creditable to Mr M ruan;::so, the
perintet:dret. end the 0.1L0C33 of receipt over the ex
penditures will to the people ‘vh.rt pubik
works aro capableof when properly managed. I. is
well known that heretofore this road did not realize
enough to pay for the labor and keep it in repair; now
it will be seen that it yields a revenue over all expens
es, of $3211.319 01 We feel more proud of our no
ble institutions than ever we did, when we find their
capacity to enrich the state, developing itself under the
maragemraut of honest officert, and we du not believe
the timo is far eT when the people wfll find their im
provements yielding, ns Mr Mourhend says, a reve•
nue eqoal to the cost of repairs and mana4ernent an
the interest on the cost of construction:
Some time since, we requested of Mr. Moorhead,
the Stlperintendent of iii brunch of the public wVl)llis,
that, at the close of the financial year, lie would fur
nish us with an abstract from his annual rei.urt,
ing the receipts and expenditures for the past year.—
In compliance with that rt quest, Lr has communicated
:he following statement. ith accompany
ing remarks, cannot fail to he intcrestiag and
gtatifying to every l'etinsylvani.m.
Showing the total receipt:: and expenses on the Co
lumbia and Philadelphia li•di Ruud, from December
lit, 1842, to Novernher :30,h,1013—0ae year.
Amount of road toll-, co!lerted,
as per report:. of collectors, $199,974 51
Amount of Motive Power toll, 190,510 35
Amount due from Post Office
Department, tiJr carrying U.
States Mail, 2,733 33
Amount received for rents, and
old material sold, 2,173 43
For repairs of Road from
December Ist, 1843,
to Nov. 30:.h, 1813. $35,082 08
For maintenance of Mo. •
time, 135,292 99
Excess of receip:s lacer
all cKpenbea, fur 1.110
year 1843. $204,317 09
To which may be properly acl
drd the difference hi value of
stuck i:t the Motive Power de
prirtmat.t, Der. Ist. 1842, in
ftvor 1 at, 1343
Messrs. PRIC: & STMCIELASD:—The above state
ment may be r elied on as strictly correct. The expen
-,es of the year, are greater thin was anticipated, prin
cipally owing to the increasNl amount olbusiness d roe
This year, hot which does not show a correspondir.g
increase of receipts, in cor.sequence of a reduction of
•nlls made by the Canal Commissioners, equal to about
30 per cent on the whole husine.s done. In addition
to this, the expense of maintaining; the State Trucks to
carry section boats over the Road, tire fixtures neces
sary to trinsferthem to wad from the It tilr.,ad and
Canal at Columbia, (whir' costs about $4000.) arc
ill included in the .txpenms cr Motive Power and Re
It will be a matter of great gratification to the Tax
burdened citizens of our Common wealth to learn that
our public works are capable of producing a revenue,
equal to the costa Repairs and management, and the
interest on the cost of construction. I confidently
believe, so far as tiro Columbia and Philadelphia
Railroad is concerned, that, with proper management,
no tax will Lro necessary to pay any portion of the cost,
much less to pay the expenses of management.
Vary Respectfully, yours. &c,
J. B. 'MOORHEAD, Sup't
"Tait W CST ETiN STA 11.' • . —...MeiSr BIGLErt S. Dxs
ctseta have commenced the pUblication of a new de
mocratic paper in Beaver co;lnty, bearing the above ti
tle. It is °flood size, neatly printed, and filled with
intereiitin,g matter. The editors are horh printer,. and
by their inlngry, enterprise, and honest advocacy of
demoi7,ratic principles will deserve, and we hope, re
ceive a lbar,id aupoort. fi3:ll the d n of B
rrßtropt.:-..:ia trying to "wrap 11?" hi.. lie cf Satur
day. about 0,2! dates of the Con.gressi mai proceedings
that appeared in the PO5-r, in such a manncr a: to
mike til^ ha d:d not know teat h wn,
telling a f.dselte.)l at the rime ho ch trzed nt w itli
garbii:/14 the pro.teeding.t. Ile need nit pal himself to
so much trouble in explaining the circten4t:LlC:s of Lis
mi3repr , seatation; lvi r is a prer..gative conceded to
him ?ty ev,ry h ilv, ;Lad iv' h tve nn di,position to dv
price him cf ••ri2,-Itt infernal." He may tell anoth
er and swear to it if he choisea, fur all we care.
PENNSYLvANIA CREDIT.—The Philadelphia Ga
zette makes the following sensible and
oa the position of Pennsylvania:—
• - The loans of this State are at about 70 per cent.
Those of Obis are 101 ogr cent. Why this ,re it dif
ference in favor of Olio? Do the facts of the casein:-
!ifs. such dift•-ence of rates! Ohio six per coats are
101 per cent. because she has paid her dividends in
money. Pennsylvania six per rents are 73, because
she has not paid in tnoney her dividends. So far. the
comparison is in favor of Ohio. Oido has borrow:el
money at 7 per cent to pay her floating debt, site thus
increased the nindunt of her funded debt some mil
lions, but she was by this means enabled to pay her in
terest, and people therefore blindly • skein her leans
safer. Pennsylvania has not paid her interest. but she
has paid more of the principal of her debt, and has re
duced her actual indebtedness more than Ohio, and
yet the loans of Ohio are higher than those o f Pennsyl
vania. Had Pennsylvania resorted to a loan to pay
her floating debt, she too would have paid intere:st in
Hri . lders of Pennsylvania Loans who complain of
nonpayment of intereir, should recollect that she is re
ducing rapidly the principal of her debt, and the mu.
meet that portion °f it (called the floating debt) is paid,
the receipts which now are applied to that purpose
will he amply sufficient to pay the interest, and sho
will not he incumbered, as is Ohio, by interest on a
Seven per Cent additional loan. The receipts on the
public works urn increasing from 35 to 50 per cent an
mtally, and the present per cent of assessment on th -
improved value of prop:ty will, when fully and
equitably carried out, produce abundant revenue.
A MUM—We learn from the Commercial Ad
vertiser that the ship Birmingham, bound to Mobile,
struck. an the 10th ult., on liihnson Reef, near Hat--
boy Island, (one of the 133liama:, ) and went to pie
ces in six hours. Soon after she :tt uris, tite• h:rll6 wet e
washed overblwd, nod 113 the boats from the shore
could not reach the wire!: on account atilt surf, the
captain and his,crew (idnetcen in all) had to swim for
it. As they Aouttql. inside he reef. they were picked
np. and all except three reached the shore in safety.
The three lost, were Charles Willi tm: and Jahn Ham
ilton. :aiiors and William Thomson, steward—all of
New York. The survivors were tdten t r N
and provided with clothing by oar Consul there.—
The captain and mate wok passage in the Advent hound
to Wilmington, N. C, ‘where the arrived on Monday
evening They narrowly escaped arayher wreck, the
Aricent befngdismasted is a gide in the Gulf.—N. Y.
• - THE,GO•MM 1 'DT ER Of' NI T o'l '— •
That was appointed by the Dereociatic Meeting. held
on Saturday. the 9th inst. are requested to meet at the
house of Thomas Owston, hi Diamaed Alley. on Thur....-
day evening. the 2Jth inst., at 7 o'clock, P. M. The
i'otknvin2 gentleman coutpose said Committee:
RII Kerr, . Rody PattersOn,
John B Guthrie, Charles Barnett,
Geo 10. Riddle, 1-Lagh McClarmy
John Irwin, B. Hogan,
ABSTRACT . STATEMENT
INDIAMA.-Both Guy. Bigger, the retiring. and
Guy Whitcomb, the present Chief Magistrate of In
diana, urge most strenuously. in their Messages the
nemetity of making a strong °lnn to resuscitatethe
public crAit. Gov: Whitcomb says:
It is :ny anxious wb , h,tlA I doubt not it is the ar
deat desire of every citizen who reg,ardi the character
of his country. to est. every practicable exertion to meet
all just dem Inds ngainst it; and still cherish the hope
that with Slowly returning prosperity an arrangement
may be yet snide touching all claims that are just and
equitable, and comporting with rht. honor and dignity
of the State. I shall be ready to cooperate with - the
Le,. , ,islattire of the State. in whatever may be thund
practiCable for the attainment of this desirable ohjeet.
“For reasons already advanced., 1 defer ton titter
occasion the expresion of my views more full!t: on this
imAnentons snbject. matured. as 1 trust they may be,
by a careful examination of it, after my official posi
tion shall have given me. ample access to the records of
the several departments of the Goverment, and made
ri ,ny constitutional duty LII bestow an undivided and
faith uii attention to every subject that shall come
iii' ranne of Executive seder)."
Go. BIGGER says:
'• In my previous Ilas.age I strongly pressed upon
the Legislature the condition of the Pudic Debt, and
the ad , mtim of sec+ mansures n. far 05 our
circ_rn , t,LYlCi`A would permit, enable on to do e bar in
just and right with regard trait. It will require no ex
ertion to fold our arms and say that our liabilities are
beyond our mean., and ther,diwe we will not Make an
eiThrt to pay. There may be some amon ,, us who would
be well satisfied if those entrusted with public affairn,
would avoid all allu.ions to thin subject. 1 cannot be
lieve that Indiana will openly repudiate her debts; but
the same result can be an readily brought abnut by do
ing nothing. and will es certainly, though not 03 spee
dily, secure for us all the reproach and dingrnce conse
quent upon the direct net. I know we cannot now
pay the interest on our Public Debt. All I urge is,
that we should acknowledge the obligations resting up
on on, and shape our measure', so an to npply all the
available means which indent rv, Economy, and careful
Management any hereafter furnisb on, to the dis
charge of these obligatioes. So fur as our prosperi
ty in identified with the confidence reposed in our ci
tizenn—as fur n: our public men tour promote our in
terest,: in the Council. of the Natioa and "there ine ;
i t i n essential that the character ef the State Ahoull be
preserved or if it be destroyed, we will find that conii
mice lOU bo withheld, that all sum influenCe will be
We ard giitd to *co t 11242 3iong of right tool
dot - v:161.T St.tto-i,voi trioo th - tt
plan will be submit:Tit to thn fir this d•-
sirablo end elintirni3 the precious advice! we have hnd
fr.in that State.
REPORTED .NIURDER IN NiaTIIAMPTON CO
A letter d aced ‘Viial-G tn, Northampton (.70., Dec.
In, states that two drover.; were retort:H^. i:: compa
ny to their homes, and while ahoot tweaty-tire
from Wind-Gap, nn a , teident occurred which detained
one of them behind about one hoar. Tile other went
on promining to stop at the first public When
the man who wit d stained arrived at the tavern, he
was told that the other had nit been there. Ha was
afterwards indured to take lodzing4 for the night, hot
feirs for the safety of his comrada prcvelited him
f-om ,:leepin7,. During the night arose, and after
searching for some time, iliirovered the bud) of his
companion under a pile of bruihivo , d in the fit.o place
of the bar roam. lfis pa , :iets worn rifled of about
We will wager a Talaki;ivia; Ter%ey, that this
"horrid murder" turns out to be a hoax.
CIRCULATI)N OF THE BANIVI or Tar. PRINCIPiT. PRO
DUCING AND RECEIVING STATES ix Nov. 1843.
Near York. Lavixiona. 05io
Circulation, 12,000,411 2.084,57.3 2,203,97 G
The absence of an intl.rted paper circulation basset
the specie in motion, which in kept etairely employed.
T re receipts of specie at New Orleans from Sept. let,
1842' to Nov. 13th, 1343, were SI - 2.286.509. This
sum has bncti used for the transaction of business r7act
ing ten times that amount; With the aid of i.ttlivirloal
bills of exchange, it has net produce afloat on the 1-luti
st-in and Misnisnirtpi ricers to a greater extent than all
the bank bills of the country have arcemplislied. Small
capitals in the frantic of individual houses. bring out
th e renonrces of the country mute rapidly than all the
bloated capitals of the Banks. The extent of the daily
transactions i.t domestic ex-hinge is thin city by pri
vate houses, is immense, and one ecnortrn alone pays
from five to eight thoit.:atirl doiiars postage per annum
in carrying an this sinzie branch of their un=ions,
These .ire anpartaat Incr.:, rind admit of no dispute. It
in rut the great Cl.';•ulitti.n of 'raper that in required to
carry rin the bestows of the country, or un immense
amount of specie; but it in a judicious mana gement of
a :and rota arratam, Irrs , al moot SOMA principles of
ti s. The rittali.rati et of exchangen r • Irt.rei tire
want ref as im!are I correnev; individual draft?, when
drau a by respcchtb!c men, f at arrant lar:irter , .l opera
ti wit: do more In keep ira r rezalar and safe syn
tern of trade than all the great Birk regulations in thrt
world. It wilt Manz into existence a C. 11.5 of prietiCal
M.. 11 that will trarhermli7r the lueir.css haw( meat
thn country, and CO•ripel the Batiks to gradually witii
tip their affair.. and close their palaces of their own
at•eord. or instigate them to involve themselves in some
wild anal d..4p.rao• game that will rain their stook•
holders and half the Community besides, and eventual
ly have th in icoath , tI , I4 , jICA iated by the sooth
ing irt.nd of a !Rant of chit tcery receivers.
A REVOLUTIONARY VETERAN
C01..f. M. Taylor died in this city WedneqdaY
ast, the 6t.h of December, at the advanced age of 93
years. His death announced as usual in the nefes
paper,, probably attracted as little notice as the many
records of similar events. It descrYes more than
this however. Though the latter tears of Col Tay
lor were passed in the retircmcmt of social life, in the
prime of his .tritinhend he rendered di-oingaished
t ,, Id: country. At the siege of Quelter, in the
veer 1775, he discharged with faithfulness and act ivi
the yery ;OA 'IOUS duties y (tithe Amer
ican army und-r fneral Montgomery, during the
whole period that tunny lay before Qbthec. Col.
Taylor comianed in t h e service and in the Conuni • ury
Department. till the year 1776, always considered fin
upright man and a very merintrimi Mfiner. The un
obtrusive charterer and retired h•bits or Col Tailor,
after quitting public life, sherild not erase the memory
of his services. His name should be recorded atnong
t h ose o f the venerated -.nes, to whose struggles and
determined energies this country owes her indepen
CM Pate would have done appropriate honors tobis
remains, in accompanying them to the grave with a
military escort, but this was declined by his family.—
Goy. ;'Donnell of Virginia, in his Message, goes
strongly against Repudiatioa. He says:
'•Whenever the Nth of the State has been pledged
fur the repayment ofmoneys which have been received
and appli n.lunder the direction of her laws, that faith
will be followed up and redeemed, no matter at what
inconvimience,& no matter under whose counsels cr for
what purpose ofGovernment, the pledge fi t was male.
Of the outstanding; delg of the State, amounting to $7,-
350'000, nearly th l'e millioas are held by t;ireigoors
and by citizens of other States.. The whole amount
a dd. ; d e b t w hi c h is held within the State is $1 363,
000, and as the difference between the value of it It-fine
the law in question (orovidiag fur an increase of rev
''""e) wa4 passed ' , nil what it is now. that is bet veen
.78 and 100, is n diiFercncc in favor of the holders, it
folloWs that the State, through her funds and her citi
zens, has been a gamerby the operation of this law to
the amount of something more than $159,000—a great
er sum than th , ordinary aanuai revenue of the State
and tea fold greater than the increase tax,tho impoittion
of which hid so decided and beneficial effect in pro
--- WlsCottsl:::--;NO 'twit:deli at every - emigrant
king for NVi.consin. Thr-e brothers parr:based 300
acres of Prairie land in VVi:consin, 13 months since.
It cost them 103. an acre, the fmcing $1 an acre, and
the Itreakinzup 14.. an acre. Every item of expense
after harvest, .Im.v: azgregat.. of $2.153. The 390
acres I , r-rim:eft 6990 bt.shels of wlvitt. which sold
far $3.240. Thts tells a good story for Wiscateda
landi. To pay for land, aad all improvements the first
year, ems& have a hald.om2 surplus left. is not cora-
T lit EN T Y•EIG/HTH CONG RESS.
FIRST SESSION. -
WAstrisoroit, D• - thembcr 15, 1843.
House OF REPH.ESICNTATIVES.
- The most inl,ortant business transacted in the House
on this day wits the election of Chaplain. Rev Mr
Tinsley was elected.
Mr McKay presented a resolut:trn referring the re
port of the Secretary of the Treasury on the state of
We finances to the committee (ma Ways and Means,
which was adopted.
Here the chair asked the Hensel° suspend for a
few inlments to allow him to present the following
A comtnnuication from the Treasury apartment;
which w • ai raferred to the committee on public expen
A communication from the War Depa rtment,which
was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.
Mr Adams here moved that his memotial in relation
to copyt ights, be printed; which was carried.
A communication from the Clerk of the 'louse, laid
on the table.
A communication from the Navy Department; cr
dcred to be r rinted and referred to the Committee un
A nieAsa;e from the President of the United States
a•as Laid nu the tob:e aid orderder to be primed.
:11,-. Adams presemed tt ['Oil /Ull praying the sepal a
tiun of New York from the slave States; which the
Chair decided to be out of order.
A co rn inun icatinn . froli the Co:nrnis;iorrer nf Public
Buil lin2s; which was referred to its appropriata Cum
rr ittee and printvd.
A messoge fro:n the President of the United States;
which was ref •rred to the Committee on the Library
and orcb-red tu be printed.
The following in the com:nittee on Rules or the
House of Representatives, which has not heretofore
Messrs. W'se, Adams, Drotngoole, Beardsley
White, C. J. Ingersoll, J. W. Davis, Vinton, and It
LATE AND INTERESTING FROM TEXAS.
By the steamship New York at New Orleans, 4th
inst., from G ilveston. we have adviees from the latter
city to the •2d. The weather i,, Galveston bad been
cold aod . - t..zree.thle, so as to prevent the transaction
of out d to busirice.s.
The Vindicator of the 25th ult. .ays that Col }flys
arrived at Washington on tha 133, and reports that
all is 9niet hi the West, all the Mexican troops having,
been withdrawn from this side of the Rio Grnnde
Some small traders had been into Bexar, but business
Exrhe,mers are nor taken at the Custom-house,says
the Galveston GI% iiian, and pass in business
transar ions in that city at par, though they vary from
par to 95 ci.nts when so!d for speck..
Comm tiore M ',ire i out in the Galveston News in
oily to the char 4 l.3 made against hint in President
flonston's late speech.
Another attempt was made to dispose of thn Navy
nn the 22d is t. A rye/ was anticipated and the mili
tary was ordered our, but fortunately 'their services
%, ere nut required. Tiro News thus tells tho whole
—The morning came.the hear dre w near, ( 10 o'clock)
at Much it was understmxl the sale was to take place,
a crowd commenced gathering at the appointed spot.
The crowd, although yet quite small , continued to in
creas,.. Now and then one might be seen accoutred
with arms, while from the appearance of the diems of
many others, it was not dt :Mt at all to imueine that
they were prepared for uny einrwincy. The mem
bers of our artillery company might be seen, in their
shiny uniform, gathering at their place of rendezvous.
About this time, (15 mit utes before ten) the vessels
wore pinup, and m less time than we are writing this.
struck off to the goverainent, nu one offering to bid
or to prevent others from bidding. At 11 few minutes
before ten, the artillery corn aanies with two field pieces
arrived on the ground, hut on learning the result im
mediately retired. The crowd, which at rhiA time had
become considerably augmented, also dispersed quiet
ly and peaceably,apprirmitly ingood humor with them
selves and with every body else, and well VII 6fied with
the result oftlte famous sale of the navy."
It appears from a cot respondence which is publish
ed in the Galveston papers, that Captain Howe, of the
Artillery company, refosed to obey orders on the occa
sion, and was put under arrest.
The lionston Telegraph intimates that rt large Ma.
jority of members of both houses of Congress are in fa
vor of the annexation of Texas to the United States.
That paper, in specu:ari i upon this subject. says that
"nrrtwitlistanding thn indirect admissions that have
been made by intimate friend: of the Executive. that
h e is opposed to annexation, we are still confident that
he really desires that the measure may be effected. He
m ty be reirr lined by sum.• secret pledge to the British
Gut•ernment from openly advocating; the measure; bat
if n proposition wero to be olf.•red on the part of the U.
State: to renew the negociations for annexation, we
consider it certain th tt se would accede to it with joy.
This, bovsever, it a question that will probably not be
agitated in tier Congress, unless overtures are received
from the United States
There isprahably nu part of Texas where provisions
are us cheap and a 3 abundant 114 in the vicinity a Bass
trop. It is e3tiltated that there is nearly twice, 113
much wheat th •re as c 1/1 be consumed by the settlers.
Corn'is selling' at a bit a bushel. and pork can be read
ily purchased at n rent a pound.
citit.en , of Wm.hinz,tnn are making preparations
for the reception 0: Congceie. They have repaired
several hooies for committee morns, and are erecting
building. for 01! Hones of Representative s rind Sen
ate. tie bnil.linge. we under:rand, Cr' very incon•
venier,t, and wi.l hardly afford shelter from the in
clergencirs oCthe weather.
MASS kCEILIO:TTS. interesting Sta•
of t h e romnirers and rommec co c 311,;•oleii
,tett-, and the nu nber of p..rions eogigod i.r the rn rst
a ttrartiNe bra:l ( 7hr+ of industry in thu scri•rul
an' taken fi , m the New York Sun :
\Ve recently gave a view of the resources of Massa
chusetts, with the :olv ince of her cammerce, hut we
dfl nel present the fart that in ad litian to her tan
nage, (e!C , Pk. I'll I bit ~f the St ite of Now Yotk, being
one-rourth of the %Owle tonnage of the United States.)
her in trinfarttireA in 1837 employed u capital of $55,-
033.0dd and 1\17,352 hand:. The value of mantieuc
tuld artic:es that year wis $35,072,927. It is now
estim ited that they yearly exceed in value $lOO,-
00.1,003, and arc steadily on the increase. This sum
is larger than the %%hole value of the cotton crop of the
United States, and when it is considered that the esti
mate i t for one State only, it certainly appears surpris
ing. Lowell alone employs a capita of eleven mil
lions of dollars in manufactures-194,333 spindles,
6.043 looms yielding 70,275A00 yards of cloth, and
14.196,000 yard; of printed cloth.
The nit n'ier of vessels which entered M ts:achusett
in 1841 was 2119, h_ting twice the ntim'ocr that enter
any other state, except New York, and more than one
sixth the which entered the United States.
The number of chips built in Nlassaelinsetts in 1041
was 112. with an aggregate tonnage of 23,653, and if
we include Maine 26,374. we find it compares with
the United States and principal building States as
il'3 whole United States,
a:kinchwtetts and Maine,
M ryl and ,
The State of New York, on other hand. presents
the followinz ns ehe ininfler of persons ongtqed in ilg.
Commerce, Nlanufacture.4. Navigatintt the
Ocean. and Intend Narization, hompared with Maine.
Mitsmichuctti, Connecticut, and the following. States
and Territories, taken from tha census of 1840.
Corn. Manufax..- Nay. inter.
State 3. tore. nwrce lure 4 ore An. tmr.
101.630 2.921 21.879 10,091 539
M 133., 87.837 8.063 85.176 27.153 372
Conn., 56.935 2.743 27.932 2.700 431
246.122 13.727 134.937 39, 44.1.343
45.5,9 W -28 173;193 5,511 10,167
I'enn'a., 207.533 15.333 103 883 1,815 3.951
tryinml, 72.046 3.281 21,523 717 1.523
Virzinia, 313.771 6.361 54.147 532 2.952
s. w. Sts. 650.546 14.496 37.893 1,663 1 861
R. w. St A. 830,905 22.315 144.6)0 498 7,565
ALO TONG LIES.--Rec7eieed by Li:tle Ben
10 boxes Basin Tongues, in sine order,
froin the rnountairs. A. BEELT N .
EIGHTH OF JANUARY CELEBRATION:
to ,persuance of a re+olationndllaimously adopted at
the Democratic meeting held on tfle 7th inst., 'to cel
ebrate the Eighth of January next, at the house of
James Armstrong," the undersigoed, a Committee of
A rra n tertyni 3,re4 pee ! fully invite the republ icanstitizens
of Allegheny county, to a Public Supper, to be held at
the Wa.iliinitun H (;te!. on Monday, the flth day ofJan
uary next, at 7 o'clock P. M., to comtnemorate the an
niversary of the glorious battle of New Orleans_
James Cunningham. John Birmingham,
R Galway, John Fleming,
H McCullough, H Ca44iclay,
M h'unc. jr., S W Black,
Semite! Keller, Thomas-Wynne,
P J Lafferty,
J CorMick, Andw Burke,
James Anderson, Rohr Porter,
Hugh Toner, G R
Thomas Kerr, J Curry
E Trnvillo R A Campbell.
H Ingram, John Ferrel
George Stewart, M Penick,
John Wntt, J & C.ommios,
Richard Hughes. R A Bauman,
Thomas Farley, Abutlom Morris,
%Vm Sheehy, Jolm Johnston,
John MeClaritn, Wm McClure,
.McKenna, R NlJrrovv,
B Mc,D , witt, P Cunningham,
Geo A Kurtz Jame.; Hughes,
Vl'm Mc Ellroy M McCusken.
Stewart Thompson, F Maiiron,
Wrn B Mzeo.lingue, Thos McDonongh,
P MrSteen, John Anderson,
Ja4 Difrnan J M Snowden, jr.,
John Thompson, P Brennan,
F Brume, Wm C.leman
Geo Smith, JM Davis.
WJ Davitt. G Jones,
Henry Kane. Robt Wilson,
John McCloskey, J Coyle, jr.
R C Tbump3on, Thai :Milligan ,
J Savne, D McKinney,
—. . . ..
R Duffy Riehd Megan,
F Timmons *Jas McAffee,
J T Connelly. B O'Bvrne,
Samuel MeKelvy, John Bishop,
Wm Paul, Wm Gillespie,
Jas Fleming, James May, 3d st,
S Kingston, I' Kavonagh,
James Carson, Francis McKilroy,
J P Shaffer, Joseph Allinder,
Samuel Cooper George Kirkpatrick,
Patrick Trainor, Jas Calinn,
M O'Hanlon. John :McClanahan,
Phil. McKenna, Thos it ood.
T J Campbell Wm McE!roy,
Wm Gilmer, A Ferguson,
Goor7, Parsons, Moses Bra xdy,
Jahn Brier, James Burnside,
R H MrClelland, Joseph O'Brien,
C McKibben, J W Blair,
Ja:l Hamil, •C Ptiu.l•un,
John'Greenough, Wm P Mackey,
Jerh Ivory, S Lindsay,
M McDonald, Wm Porter, jr,
Peter Rattigan, Charles Coleman,
John Rea, R E Phillips,
Jas A Irwin, S R Holmes,
R.9ht Miller, Andw Cross,
B Flannegan, James Crawford,
Ja..‘ Gray, D Weartz,
G W Jackson, Geo Armor.
Ands Erwin, Jas McKenna, it.,
It is manifest to the most cursory observer of passing
events that Mt. Hay, the present incumbent in the of
fire of Mayor of the city, is obnoxious to the clique of
demagogues, who profess Anti masonry and Whiggery
for purpose of gain. Mr. lily is already coodem.ied
by them, and their resolve is, to have a ratification of
a nomination made by them in secrut in favor. of Mr.
That the opposition to Demoracy have an undoubt
ed right to reward Mr. Alexander Jaynes, rts the stan
ding bail of that British renegade in whose hands one
of the IVhig presses labors to sustain the fortunes of Mr.
Clay, we a imit. But is it not time that our Demo
cratic rirends should unite to sustain the claims of oae of
their own party and prove ta the state that the inter
ests of Mr. C:ny in this section are exceedingly slen
der. ii the lest of the Mayor's electio'n be regarded as
In view of the relative popularity and respectability
of many in the Democratic party. the name of MATHEW
PATRICK is respectfully submitted for nomination.—
He has resbled among us for a quarter of a century—
he is ronver;ant with city iat.•resty, and we feel confi
dent A:lezheny County would not he so enormously
timed for costs in criminal cases ns she now i 3, if he
were elected. His integrity and uniform support of
republizao measures give him strung
Roatortrn BANE F1L11.7D...-.4t is rumored here that
there has been nn over issue of Relief notes; by the
Berks County Bank, end that the Etote has already
received and cancelled the amount authorized to bo
sued. If so, all those in circulation are worthless.
They are not received at the Treasury or the Bat.ks
hero ; nor by o,lr-citizens. The matter is now uoder
going an investization at the Treasury, and the truth
of the rum tr will be known in a day nr
The clerk of a Alen-.boat emnsed himself Erreat'y tt
the expense of n catholic priest, *hose profession he
pretended not to know. Arnol T. a number of impu.lmt
qnpvinns he naked the folkm ins!:
"Can yout tell roe the ditTerence between a catbo:ie
"No air." rr , ttli,N3 the priest.
.Well." said the clerk. "1 'll tell you. The one
wear, the cross on his breast, and the other on his
"Very well," replied the priest, coolly. "can you
tell the difr , rence,sir,hetween It stettm!mit clerk and the
lone. eared animal of whichyotr.have ;list spoken?"
"N. sir." said thecler%:, "whit is it?"
"I ral discover none," said the priest. The clerk
A scvng ¶ rr IN TH3 arts.-0;e Bill seems des
tined to make a sensation in this cnuntrs. His second
appearance in this city na Thursday night. attracted
a large and brilliant audience at the Chesnut street
Theatre, aid the noplanse, ice need scarcely add, was
enthosiastic. While the maestrn was giving some of
hisextrtordiaary tenzhes, the an:hence ieettrad spell
bound for the mom-snt. All he'd their breath and bent
forwanlots if to catch the f tintest of the exquisite and
receding notes. The snirillike strains of dais
were dying slowly—softly—away—away into distance
and silenee. All was hushed! So rapt were the au
dience, that &pin could almnst he heard to fall. Just
at this moment—Ole Ball having suddenly changed
his strains from the gentle to the bold—Clash! went
the violin—and sitnultanennaly a scream was heard
which perfectly startled the andience, and all W 33 ex
citement. We need scarcely add, that there was a la
dy in the ease.whn had been momentarily bewiched by
the mnsician, and as suddenly alartlrd. Such a com
pliment would ha vc lingered long in the memory, even
of Paganini.—Penn'a. Inquirer.
A younglacly. a Jewess, died of n nerreus disease
as was soppased. in St. Louis on Tuesday last. Oa
IVA-due:44l4y her friends started with her reml . ns for
- interment. According to a Jewish cu -torn, the body is
taken to the grave-yard in a sivare box in - the same
covering in which the deraisad nersouhns expired. and
there in a house appropriated for that purpose, the
famnle friends of the family unrobe the body, wash it
with cold water, and anoint it far its last resting
place. \Vhile performing this ancient custom- upon
.thebody.of this sap Red • itianisraae co , p.e, a health--
fel war:nth evalerated from it, and evident signs of life
beria-na m viifast; the fict was :renounced by the la
dies. pllYSiCi 113 woro sent fur and the sorrnnfAl cer
tainty of &nth nvers'in ved the countenance of
friairh. g.tv2 I,:ar.e to agleam of hope. On the arri
val of the ins 619 COlt:tiOty OF het h , iag alive
was estalii,he.l. ned means talten to fan the spark into
health, whiA, nn the troz.-,coodingday,Sallf latest dates,
was expected (rain the symptens of the rescued.—
Every body will exclaim, " How providential she was
FOR TR& POST.
We preaume wo cannot offer a more acceptable
thing,ia the prrseat state of England, Ireland, Repeal
and pubii: opinion, than a little sketch of the early,
Privateand persanal history of O'Coneell: .
"He Is descended ill./11l tin ancient Catholic family s
of the county n KIITV, and i.vas in his youth intended
fist the priesehced. Ho was early sent for his edam , .
tion to the Jesuits' College, at St Omer, and on ISnieb. ,
leg his studies there, immediately avowed his prefer
ence finales lax. He riecordingly studied in the Mh;l 7
elle Temple, and in 1798, was admitted. to the prect:
Itics, of the Irish bar, Which had just been opened to
Catholics. His euccesa hr his profession was rapid.
lit has-been said of him, that he is in the greatest nib'
q neat in jury cases, where he as in hi s clement." A
Dublin jury feeea the twelve-stringed harp, upon
which, above all things. he delights to play. His
powers as a nisi prius advocate, are numerous, and
always at command. I-lie skill in conducting cases in
the Crown Court is remarkable. Here his versatility
teems to approach renter to inconsistency than inert,
other department of his practice. Habitually bold anti
sangtrine every eibere £tcy,tro is in these cases a model
of prudence and cantien. Rapid in his usual crass .
examinations—hare be never puts a hasty, esneciallye
hazardous question. He roe eyeda silk gown-in the
latter part of 1831. At the same time Chet Mr O'-
Connell became one of the well known advocates of
the Irish bar. he was not lees eminent in the political
assemblies of his cuentrymen. in which ha displayeda
power, earnestness, firmness, that soon rendered hires
the leaderof tire Irish Catholics. Indeed ideexertione
scorns to have been of the mast laborim,s nature. Ris
siug early for cairn and profound studs, disposing of is
mass ofiiiii2ess+ before the Curies, which would seem'
sufficient to exhaust the strength of a cemmen consti.
tritium he w ad often pass the rest of the duy in some,
popular meeting., and the evening at a pubic dinner,
in both of which he was required to-address hiii tudii
once; and the nest morning woled find hire engaged in
new labors. . I
Fur about thirty years he has been the zealous and
active partisan of his op2ressed cots itrymen, and has
acted a feeding part in all rho efforts which they have
made fur an relmissine to the t ights of B,, ,4 tishseb . ;eet.s.
The Catholic Board, and the Catholic .Asseciationi
Which were formed in 1823, and suppressed in 1829,
were much indebted to hi eservices for their influence.
La consequence ,if his having applied to reproach-
fel epithet of üb,iegerly col-pone:on to the Dublin cor
poration," which was oppesed to the Catholic claims . ,
he became involved in a duel, in which his antagimist
fell. A dispute arose between him and Mr Peel, when
the latter was Secretary fir Ireland, also led to an ap
-I)oh:talent, whi-h Lavine beciene pudic, the parties
were prevented from meetiag by the authorities; they
agreed however, to meet on the continent; but Mr o'..
Connell was arrested ie Lu Arm, and held to Lail be
fore the King's bench. The measures which he con
sideted necessary fur the relief of his country, were a
repeal of the union, and of the Catholic disabilities.—
Previous to the passage of the relief tell, he had de
r'ared that he considered it possible for him to sit in
Pur:iament: he was accordingly elected member for
Clare, hat did not attempt to take his seat until after
the puseage of the hill, when he was require I to take
the usual oaths of alieglauce, supremecy and adjura
tion. He claimed thehenetit of the bill, but it was
decided that he was nut entitled to the adinctages ~In
its provisions, and he was rot permitted to sir. 118
was afterwards, however, re-elected, and took his sent
accordingly. In 1830, be moved, on several occa
sions, for leave to bring in his 1,1111 for extending the
privileges of Catholics, rind diAo a bill for reforming the
abuses of Pariiamentary representation. declaring him
self in favor of universal suffrage, voting by ballot, and
triennial Parliaments; but his plans met with little sup
T Ell MAYORALTY
The citizen= of Phtzbur,:th. witicont distinction of
party. favorable to the election of a ”Citizen's Candi
date" to the office of Mayer. are respectfully lavitod to
attend a meeting on Wednesday evening, 20t,ii inst.
at 64 o'clock, at the Old Court House, to nominate a
candidate fur the above office
A meeting of the Ilunaeratic voters of tile several
wards of the City, will be held on Saturday evening
23. i for tie purpose of taking. up candidates for
the City Councils and other officers, nod to consider
the pro2rh!ty of calling a eh) , Convention, to be held
at the Washington Hotel, to nominate a Democratic
candidate for Mayor.
The primary meetings will be held at the following
1.-q War-I—Henry, CdsNitly, Diam , nd.
3d do. litt;11 Duffv's. Sent , th Hill.
3d do. Jos. Dobaii'.i Canal 13niin.
4th do. Wazhinttton Hotel, St. Clair &Penn we.
sth do. Alex. Steuart, Penn et.
By order of the Chairman.
Pitsamr.zll, Dec 13,1893.
port of Pittsburgh.
Reported by Sheble and Mitchell, GencralSteam
foal Azents. IT sfiect
14 PEET WATER IN THE CHANNLL
• Michigon, Beirs, Boa - ver.
•MeAsenger, Perry, Sr. Louis,
Muxahaia, Parkinson. Browasviii,o,
'Miehizan, Boles, Beaver,
01-ila, Bowman, Biownsviile,
Fulton, Foriyth, Cincinnati
beats in•irke.l 01',13 [.] are provided with
Safely Guard, Li prevent the Explualtou of steam
WILL 112 roreived by the Street Commiesienee
until SITURD.AY, the 23 inAtant, at 3 o'-
clock, P. Al , for REPAVING ab.tut 900 Y•ELDS on
Third street, 6...tworn Wool and Smithfield st 4.. corn- ;
mincing at the ginner is Wood street. ALSO. elDnut
2b4.0 YAnos on Smiths 1d str,att, commencing nt the
gutter in Strawberry alley, and ending about 100 feet
north of }it'll street.
Toe work, when done to the - satisfaction of Street
C.m nissimer awl Street Committee, to be jet id for by
a certifi,nte crf tlebt issued by the city, payable in five
y.tar4, with iaterest. a;reenbiy with Resolutions of
Councils, passed 28th iÎt•r, 1843.
The Proposals will state the price per yard.
JOHN Mcl LW AD:E.
Christmas and New Year's Presents.
THE subscriber respectfully informs his friends
and the public generally, that be has just return
ed from the. E tit, where he has been put Chaiing a stuck
of FANCY GOODS. suitable for Christmas and New
Year's Presents.whi , :ll he is now rer eivityr, and fur va
riety and quantity exceeds any stock in the city. Call
and examine fur yourselves at
Z. K. INSE 'S FANCY STORE.
Nu 86. Market street.
d 19—d 2 w
Waste rn University Lectures.
The fifth. L?evire of the C 01.14.50 Vila/ be delivered
:his evening. Suttiect:
"Me History of Fire Worship,"
Rev Samuel WiLiantis.
N. B. Tickets for the wade course, admitting a
Gentleman and Lady, $1 30; Si.lgle Lecture; 25 calm
to be had at the hook st,re of C H Kay & Co.. the
Methodist hook atthe Periodiea.l pubdcatim d
ikes ofJ W Cook and J H Foster, and of L1:m.4141W
at the door.
The Ha!l will bo open at 61 o'clock, and the Lea
ture; camnaance at 7i o'clozk precisely.
RECEIVED this day, 100 doz. Jet Buttonf, stied
for dresses, Bcnnets. &c. Also, n few dozett Jei
Indispensibles, fur gent!emen's coats, n t
Z. KINSEY'S FANCY STORE;•
d 19—d 1 w. No 96 Murket street.
ABOUT 35,0 N feet of first rate, evt-D twitaated
nak haard3 ti =geared 04 k t l rc b er .--
Alsa, about 10.000 feel poplar buitivis,
plank and 3 by 3 .sCIVIt.II - lE,'. vklio.csti.e. law it r
cash. ur cm a chart credit t close a u:.tl tn. F. r }Air
tieu:ar3 apply to James C CLmmins. Lig. A GI: at
bargain will be given if immediate application is made.
dB—dlawtf (Chronicle copy)