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    .roneerning me fitue f•r rtny office find:b.r ['lc Govern
ment of Un- Chntect buitt e. 'l
lit eivratett oilive to
twhielri you Rl:n4e shnuld, in ray opinion, be filled -by
me who is capable, unswayed by sectarian feangs or
pelsionF, of ildminicering ita high duties impartially
xowar+23 the wind peuple of •the United Statearhow
,VO.T diviiet: into religiou=, social, benevolent, tor lit.
Entertaining these views, I have coostamly refused
ao miliernyself a party to the unhappyruntest raging,
from me, in other parts of the Union, inTivertt
:rn:k ~ ris and antimasons. 11'-itiist these viuwe remain
Ara: .rceeteii,l. must adherelo that determination. If,
you gentlemen, will point to the provision in
Abe Federal Constitution which eon he legl'imatelv
:made tooperate upon the subject in question, I would
nerbeitiette.promptly to-comply with your request. In
the mean time,.in declining it, I hope you witl consid
er me as not wanting in proper respect to you, of
40thoseAvhamyou represent, but as acting from a CUll
niction of the impropriety of blending an alien ingredi
-rot wi.h a question already sufficiently complex, and
also from a sense of personal independence. I am
with great reapect, your obedient servant•
Messrs. James Watson, Noble 13utler, James H.
Letter to Mr. (.'lay
r CASTER, Nos-ember 14, 1913
DEAR Stit: A large majority of the Antimasunic
party of Pennsylvania admire your political character,
and appreciate your puhlicservices. They think with
you on those great lending measures of nationul policy
which you have lons ably and successfully advocated.
I have been requested by several respectable gen
tlemen (members of the antimusonic party) respectful
ty to ask you in what relation you stand to the insti
tution of freemasonry.
IBM, sir, with great respect.
Your obedient serva..t,
Ifr. Clay's Anszter.
ASHLAND, 23th Nov., 1843
DEAR Silt: I haYe dole received your letter, re
viewing: me, at the instance of several respectable gen
tlemen of the antimtssunic party in Pennsylvania, to
state what are my existing relations to freemasonry.
I entertain great repugnance to appearing before the
public at ell, on any subject, and especially upon one
according to my bumble apprehension, is not
necessarily connected with the administration of the
General Government; but the respectful terms in which
you have been pleased to address me. and the conscien
tious motives by which I presume you to be actuated,
-entitle.yon to a frank and full answer to the enquiry
-contained in your letter; and I now have the pleasure
.of accordingly transmitting such an answer.
d••became a Mason in early life, ft out youthful curiosi
ty and a social disposition. But 1 never had any taste
for, or was much skilled in, the mysteries of the order.
All the professed objects of the institution, us develop
ed to me. (and I knew no other,) were charitable and
'.benevolent I never did contract, and neve' would hav'e
contracted, any obligations whatever, incompatible
with my duty to my country or to society. I have al
ways regarded the constitution and laws of the land
as supreme; and my obligations and duties to my coon
<ry as paramount to all earthly obligations and duties.
Official evidence of my retirement from the lodge,
upwards of nineteen years ago, has been published,'
and I have not since In...en a member of any lodge, nor
/mid an office, place, or appointment of any kind, in
' the institution. Nor do I believe that I could, upon
my own knowledge or recollection of its rites and cere
monies, obtain ad - mission, at this time, in any lodes of
any degree wheteter. I never, in my life, voted for or
supported any man for any civil, or military, or other
appointment under Govetnmerit, because he was a Ma
son, nor against any man because he was not a Matson.
In 1825. I voted for Mr. Adams fur President of the
United States, although, as I have understood. he was
not a Masoa; and against General Andres , . Jackson,
notwithstanding, he was a distinguished member of the
order; but it is proper to state, that I was not at all
inflnenced by that fact. Among my most determined
political opponents ill Kentucky are Masons who now
or lately held, according to the newspapers, eminent
rations in the lodge.
Such is a faithful account of my relations to mason
ry—an institution which has comprised some of the
most eminent men of the country, dead and living. I
presume that the experience of many men has been—
like my own—that, as we advance in life, we cease to
take any interest in attending any such institutions.
In the sentiments of love of country, of obedience to
its laws, of ncknowledgment of their paramount obli
gation, and of devotion to our free institutions, by which
ill ought to be, and I understand antimasons are, ani
mated, I most heartily and cordially concur.
With great respect,
I am yobs obedient servant,
brig Bridgeton, and the bark Mason Baruey, arrived
last night, the former from Montevideo, and the lat
ter from Buenos Avers.
From Montevideo we learn that the war continued
without. alteration. The Britannia, an English paper.
printed at that place, any:
" We are credibly informed that communications
have been received by this Government from the Earl
of Aberdeen, which intimate clearly that no farther
measures whatever will be 'resorted to by England, ei
ther to return the hostilities of General itosas against
the Republic of the Urug uay, or to protect the lives
aid interests of British subjects which are equally
exposed tohis ruthless animosity andare alike menaced
by his public donnardations with the independence and
liberty of this Republic."
The Buenos Ayres blockade went into effect at
Montevideo on the 16th Oztober.
A violent S. E. gale took place in the• River Plate,
between the Bth and 10th of October. At Buenos
Ayres many vessels went ashore, among them the
ship Brutus of New York, schooner Jersey, do., and
brig Arcturus of Boston. All of them will be lost.
The Buenos Ayres schr. of war Pslmer went down at
her anchors. and her officers and crew, numbering
more than 50, were rat lost.
THU Wum.o.—The Aztecs, a tribe which inhabit that
part of America called Mexico, supposed that four
successive revolutions' had at different epoches de
stroyed mankind. These epochs were called ages or
suns.. The first was called the Age of the Earth,
„t took place 520 G years after the creation of the
tear which the giants, who had then dominion
t 1 %. - : th, were destroyed by famine, and those
;;IF" - Y - ••• from this sad scourge were devoured by tigers.
-be second was called the Age of Fire, and happened
:; - 4804 years after the preceding age At this epoch
the world was destroyed by fire; and as the birds only
could escape the general conflagration, men were
changed into birds. A man and a woman were, hew
ever saved in a cave. The third epoch, called the Age
of Wind, tool*,plaeo 4010 veers after the Age of,Fire.
In this revolution the world was destroyed by violent
hurricanes, and the few men who escaped were chan
ged into apes. The Fourth epoch, the Age of Water,
happened 4008 years after the preceding one, a univer
sal deluge occurred, in which all men were changed
into fishes, exeept a man and woman. This privileged
pair was saved in the hollow efa tree: the children of
this couple were all born dumb, and were taught to
speak by a dose;. but every child learned a different lan
Lieut. Rantslett, ofthe Russian Navy, (it is said.)
"has made an impel taut discovery. fie finds ifthere
is any kind of metal at the bottom of the sea or in riv
ers, by means of galvanic pile of which the two isola
ted conductors are directed to the bottom of the wat
er, where they are brought close together, without
coming into absolute contact. When the inferior ex
tremities of these metallic threads toilette metal, it puts
them into communication, and establishes a galvanic
current in the conductors, the existence of which is
made manifest to the observer by the declination of a
compass placed under one of the threads. When this
is ascertained it is easy, by means of a needle which
can be slid down to the point intimatcd, to tell whether
he metal is iron.
Ter. SIJG A 11. C ELOP.—Letters published in the Frank
lin (Attakapas) Planters Banner, represent the pros
pect of the crop to be quite unpromising. In that
part of the *ate, the cane, to a considerable extent
has flowored and gone to seed, a very rare ocxurrenco•
itiMe Cloth) Bunting Post.
WARD M ertseS . —Meetings were held in the sev
erdl wards on Saturday even;ng,at w hick the following
tickets were nominated:
Sciect Council.—John B. Warden.
Common Council—John Nicholson, R. C. Town-
Fe nd , M Stnckhnuse. William Eichbaum.
School Directors—Dr. II D Sellers, Scudder Hart.
Inspector—J W Burrell.
Dcleizates to nominate a candidate for Mayor—
W Burrell, John- McFarland, James Anderson, F
Nicholson, James Irvin.
Select Council—William Bryant
Common Council—H. S. Magraw, J. W. Bur
bridge, Jackson Duncan, William Phillips, Samuel
School Directors—Geo W Layng and—
Constable--John [tarring.
Assessor—James McElroy.
Judge—A. Bonnet in.
Inspector—H. Wallace.
Delegates to nominate a Mayor—James E. New
house. John Savage, John Fox, Thomas Rhoads, W.
They were instructed to adhere to Capt Jows BIR
MINGHAM, as long us there was a reasonable hope of his
Sled Council—Thomas Hantih on.
Common Do--Matthew Patrick, J D Kelly, Thom
us O'Neal, John Quinn, Robert Paul.
School Directors—Andrew Getty, J McClaren
Assessor--Jeretniah Dory.
Judge—George %V Bradley
laspcetar—RN Haslett.
Constalde—R J Haggerty.
Delegates to nominate a _Mayor—William Paul,
sfliumas O'Neal, Matthew Patrick, William Cunlope,
William Ferral.
Three of the delegates are understood to be favorn
bleto the nomination of Wm M EDGAR, Esq. and two
Select Council—J I Med Benny.
Common do—John Anderson, J W Dasitt, John
John IV Blair, D Sands.
School Directors—James Cassiday, Chambers Mc-
Judge—Joseph O'Brien.
Inspector—L G
Assessor—James Mcllcnrv.
Constable—Bernard McKenna.
Delegates to nominate a Mayor—John W Blair,
R H Kerr, Joseph Watt, Henry Kennedy, William
Select Council—Dr John McCrackin.
Common do—James Blakely, Wm &Atm,
Myen., Andrew Scott, S H Woodward.
School Directors—G-orge Hamilton, Wm Dnv
Assessor—John A Parkinson.
Judge—James Cochran.
It was resolved by the meeting that they would nn
appoint delegates to a Consent'on to nominate aparty
eaudirlate for .Mayor, but leave the citizens to vote fur
whom they please for that office.
lature uilt convene to-morrow week. During the
present week many of the members will be wend
ing their way towards the state capital. MajorJAmEs
R. SNOWDEN, of Vein-Ingo, Gen. M. M'Cssits, of
Greene, and WILLIAM P. SHATTUCK, Esq., of Craw
ford, have reached our city on their way to Harris
There will be no doubt, we think, of the organiza
tion of the House on the first day of meeting. The
only important matter will be the election of Speak
er, and it appears to be generally conceded that Mr.
SNoWDEN will be chosen without any serious opposi
tion. The nbility with which he discharged thedutics
of ihe Spenkership during a previous session, his cour
teous and impartial treatment of all his fellow mem
bers has gained for him the good will of all parties,
and will, we have no doubt, insure his election.
supporters of Clay in this and other manufacturing
cities, have over and over again asserted, that Mr. Clay
was peculiarly the Tariff candidate, and that his demo
cratic opponents and their friends acre hostile to tbnt
measure. We have, on several occasions, exposed
this ;falsehood; and while we deprecated the attempt to
make the Tariff a party question, we have shown that
any of the gentlemen who are before the demecratic
party for the Presidential nomination, are as Sincerely
attached to that measure as Mr. Clay. In corrobora
tion of our assertion, we take pleasure in giving the
testimony of Horace Greely, who, beyond all ques
tion, is the most able and influential whig editor in
the union—he is the Agamemnon of that party. In
one of his letters from Washington, to the New York
Tribune, he sazst—" Mr. RHETT of S. C., offered a
resolution instructing the Committee of Ways and
Means to report a bill repealing the present Tariff,
and enacting instead one based strictly on Revenue
principles, the average being 20 per cent. Objection
being made to the introduction of this resolution at
present, (petitions being in order.) Mr. RHETT moved
the suspension of the Rule, and on this question the
Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered : Years,
serenty-seven; Nays, one hundred and ten; nearly
all the Van Bur-en Members from New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylrania, and Ohio, as well as those
from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, voting
against suspending the Rule, and thus indirectly in
favor of sustaining the present Tariff. Messrs.
Beardsley, C. J. Ingersoll. Wilkins, rind R. D.
Davis—all the Northern Van Buren leaders—voted
against \ Ir. Rhett and in favor of the Tariff."
A . "BATLE " ESCAPE.-At New Orleans, on the 7th
inst., a bear broke loose from his confinement- and be
ing foiled in his attempt to get into a large dwelling,
rushed along the street, frightening every body. At
length he caught a little girl in his mouth, and was car
rying her off. when be was attacked by some men with
bludgeons and axes. Finally, he got into a yard,
where his career was ended by a discharge of guns
and rifles. That was truly a bare escape for the child.
Subjeet to the ~f
Subject to the deci,ion of
FOILUERT IN CINCINNATI.—The western country > if x
we ma judge from recent disclosures, is Of rmiso
not to be behind the east in crime rugiFtescalo, or slOr
in ippreeiatitsgtha;:financill — abOi thisphied on so
many oecasioesbythe more refined inhabititnts of the
east. the Chicin4ti Enquirer has the fighkering
ties of la foriery rihich has been pE;tipetrated in that
"It is now not only whispered confidently and cau
tiously in the ear bysome, but by others bravely' spnk •
en, loud and plain, that one Ofthemosterdensive Perk
Dealers in' this city, and a dashing leader of fashion
and pleasure, has suddenly sloped to parts unknown,
after having obtained a large sum (*money by forgery
and frauds; from vations individuals - and - firms: We
know nothing
. posilise as to the wpcipzu,.bra-tholeast
estimate is s3o,ooii: ETbo immercint say 4 $l9O,
0601 It is said his manner of effecting this bold stroke
in finance was by ferging bills of lading, representing
that he had shipped such an amount of produce to the
lower or eite'rn Markets, which he would exhibit to
moneyed men, and on which he would obtain Cash ad
vances. What disclosures had born made rendered it
certain that he is gone, and with him the capital of our
best houses. More will he known in a short time.
FIREA IS BALTIMORE 1313.—Th0 Republican
says:—"The number of tires which Lave ocrured in
our city during the year ending on the 6:h last., have
been as follows: The number of alarms 302; of these
there has been 154 fires; Eike alarms 82. The for
mer were produced by tkifollowing causes: Incenclia
risrn 43; negligence 3; accident 50; and unknown 58.
AN A nmv OF ll , F73.—The New Cagle, Indiana.
Courier says that at least 10,090 hogs a few days since
passed through that placo on their way to the Cincin
nati market.
NUT Tti n.itit•ed ontbairsday the death
of a man at Cincinnati, whose name was said to he
Ewnso, and who had a mother and sister living in
Allegheny city. It now appears be was not the man
he was taken for. The Commercial Any's, that the man
has been recognized as Stephen Henderson, who has
a family in Batavia. in Ohio.
DEsmeTtn.i.—The Baltimore Sun, as a social sign
of the times, i wheat ive of the great prevalence of des
titution, notes the officially mcordwi fact, that .during
the nights of Saturday and Sunday last. forly persons,
male and female, black and wliite,souglit and ohtuincd
sleeping accmnaloiatioos at the three city watch hous
es. Is thefeatne of so.tiety constructed on wrong prin
ciples? or is the machine only temporarily out of gear?
THEFT AND FORC;EIIT.—A large number of the
printed sheets of the circula:ing notes of the Union
Bank, New York, of the denomination of 1,5, 10
and $2O, are missing, arid supposed to be stolen itt the
transition hither Flom the Cornptroller'sullh,e, Albany.
The notes are coultraigned on the face
- by' the Comp
troller, but are not rimed by the officers of the bank.
The public are cautioned against receiving such notes
as any in circulation must be forgeries, the bank never
h tying issued notes of those denominations so counter
signed, nor will hut front new plates, unless the notes
are recovered, of which due notice will be given.
'A petition is in cireidntion in New York,asking
the Legislature to grnst the pris Urge of deciding. by a
vote of the peorlr, whether the sale of ardent spirits
shall be permitted or forbidden within the limits (leach
[_'Thomas IVi6on D e rr, IIOW in prison in Rhodes
Island, has been appointed a deleg . ate to the Democrat
ic National C-nvention, to be held next spring in Bal•
COUXTEUFEITS.—Three fellows Lave been arrested
in Cincinnati, fur pas,dm; counterfeit notes on the State
Bauk of Indiana. "r he bills were of the denomination
of tive dollars, have recently been issued, arid arc said
to be well executed
E:7 Thn I inui. river froze over nt Ottnwa. on the
night of the 4th. Oa the next dad• persun3 on fikit
c russeil on the ice.
fh Curnhodand riser is falling: but there is still
sufficient water on the shoals for the largss,4 class bats.
E xen ; orri x.—E a . t e rn checks ara selling at I per
cent premium. A lah ima money has improved and is
bought up freel nt 8 per cent dis.
Faux Viin A C r.vz —The hark Ann Louhut.:2odaya
from Vertl Clll7, urri , cd la.it night. Frinciwo Men
dez, barer d•.spatcheK frurn Waddy 'Thump
aort, our Mini,ter at M,.:tico, came passenger in the
A. L.
Santa Anna had been elected Pret.ident by a large
majority. via" It Vera Cruz when the Ann Lou
left. prepar . ttg the I,rt, and gn•uing in readinesc
for thezinival '4.4' the British fleet, which was expected
eNery day from liavana.—N. V. Express.
WAslitivi sus, Dec. 22, 1343
Tbia body was in legislative session but a f:u nun
Mi. Jaritgla presented two reso:uti , ms from t h e
I. , •zi,l3.ture aTennessee, in favor ofalhdishing th,• 40th
rule of rim Navy, and of ce-instating Gen. flti!les in
big. former rank.
IkL•<srs: Benton and Atchison severally • presented
me m orials in favor of the speedy plumage of the Oregon
A nombernfpctitions'were prow - toted froMcitiram; of
the U. S., in reforeneo to cl a im; on \ L • >;ico.
Mr. CI ittetichtn. from dm committee on military of
r,rirteil tyiihoin amendment the bill to remune
rate \las:.n•ha;etts kir the im_irvice,i of her trilitia.
be. Senate wont into exerntire ces s ion fur a few
minute, and then Al iurned to Toe..day.
Alter the journal had been read, 1 r Adams remand
moved to amend it. lie said it did not contain u fair
account of the transartiont of yetterdoy. relative to his
memorial. Ile al.d the Speaker argued the matter for
some time, and finally the motion of Mr Adams prevail
Mr Adams then culled up the resolutions presented
by him from the Legislature of Massachusetts, as fol
"Resolved, Thnt the following amendment to the
Con+tittitionmd the United States be and hereby is re
commended to thecoremideration of Congress, to be act
ed on according to the fifth article. The third clause
of time second section of the first article shall read in the
words following: Representatives and direct tuxes shall
he apportioned among the several States which are or
may beinc mind within this Union according to their re
spective numbers of free persons, including Indians not
taxed. The actual ennmerutinn shall be mode a ithi n two
years from the dateof the adoption of thi+ amendment
in the manner provided by the Constitution, and with
in every subsequent term of ten years in such manner
as the Congress shall by law direct. The number of
Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty
thousand, bbt each Staie shall have at - least one Rep
" Resolved, That his excellency the Governor be
requested to transmit n copy of the foregoing resolve,
and the proposed amendment, to each of the Senators
and members of the House of Representatives 'of this
Commonwealth in the Congress of the United States.
"Resolved, That his excellency the Governor be
requested to transmit a copy of the said resolve and
amendment to the Executive uf the United States and
of the several States.
- -
The resolutions drew out corsideralde debate and
were finally referred to a select committee of nine.
'Mr. Adams then presented the petition of Mrs. Anne
Royal, of this city, asking for a pension due to her late
husbond as a Revolutionary officer, may be taken from
the files of the House and referred to the committee on
Revolntionary claims. It was agreod to (When the
name of the petitioner was aitno!.l!3l:eit, there was a gen
eral laugh. as the members expected that something ex
traordinary was coming.
The remainder of the day was devoted to the recep
tion of petitions from the several states.
4 •
STEAM 4 1 „At H I
, .
The steamer Capt. 3(14;11:lag, arrived at
her wharf, at East lioaton, Wedneaday morning at 7
o'clock, bringing sixteen days later intelligence from
Earope. She eiperieneed Very rough weather, arid
storms off the coast. She made her paisaee, however,
nobly in sixteen days.
It will ba seen that Gen. - Del' Green has arrived in
the Hibernia.
The fire stettmiliTh Britannia",Ciipt. Hewitt, which
sailed from Boston un the 16th ult. and from Halifax
on the 19th, arrived out at an early hour un Thursday,
having made the run froth Halifax in tan days. -At all
sea.?at t s of the year, and in all emergencies these nol, le
vc.i.,eltt maintain their high 'character for speed and
Trade has beets delhbut . holinegs bad revived a lite e
just on the departure of the steamer. The stock of
cotton in Liverpool at the present time is heavy; 450,-
000 bales American against 230,006 in the corres
ponding period of4ast, year, ‘vhiei leaves ars-excess of
the present over the 'former year, of - no less than 220,-
000 hales. If the rumor which pre%ails, that govern
ment intends to allow a drawback on the staple, he
correct, such a measure will open a wide field for ex
It was currently reported in London, on Thursday,
that the difference between Great Britain and Mexico,
arrising out of the alleged insult to the English flag by
Santa Anna, had been satisfactorily arranged between
Lord Aberdeen and the representative of Mexico at the
Court of St James.
/it ET. A D.—The state trials hare been adjourned on.
til thejsth January, and P'conuell has retired fur - a
while to . fii;•inifitinutin lioine" at Derrynarie. lie is to
take Limerick en his way to the "far west," where a
dinner is, to be giten on Monday next to Mr IV S o'-
B rien, one of 2.11.,i mett:theed-foe the county, a recent con
vert to reptial," at - Ara the agilator presides.
Reports are in ctecidation that the trials a ill be Uinta
dmied; and amongst the parties who have har.arded
that opinion. not once but frequently, is Shiel—no bad
authority, an far as noinion goes, on the subject. Sir
Robert Peel it is said, seeing the protracted time over
which the trials will extend, sevisral months, probably,
and the uncertainty, from the natured die eiroamatan•
nes,re:pectinz a conviction, has determined to apply
to parliament 'fur summary powers to put down the agi
That inl•aaures of melioration are in progress i s un
deniable. The commission which will commence its
sittings in Dublin immediately, to inquire into, and sift
the workings of the landlord and tenant question, is, in
its appointment, a proof that the government means to
do something in the way of redressing all practical
grins times. It is clear, too, from the feelers which
have been put out, that if the Roman i2nth ilic hierar
chy in Ireland hal felt disposed to put their hands into
the public purse, the government would not have grudg
ed them stipends.
But they have refused, and great glory is due to them
and O'Connell therefor. Every thing shows that Re
peal has taken strong hold of the nation's feelings, and
however the prosecutions, if continued, may terminate,
whether in a conviction or an acquittal, the Nlitl,ter
must satisfy the people of Ireland.
• In the Court, on the State progocutiont,no now point
has turned up.
The "O'Connell compensation," vulgarly called
"rent." was collected in the chinches and chapels 011
Strvlay. the 19th ult. The produce, so Car as known,
is immense, about three times the average; in the Dub
lin district it am•.unted to more than ..£5,000.
A •eizum of tire arms has been made in Dublin,
which has caused scitti,t stir. They were sent from
Liverpool to he forwarded by a vessel to the coast of
A Criel.
It was lwii,ved thny hal been sent for an illegal par
pose. until an explunatiim took puce. when the party
who W:l6 taken into cuitody on the charge, wa.: des
mis,ed. This shows bow sensitive the government ii
about the veriedt ttifleJ in Ireland at the present mo
O'Connell male an luldre.s to the people of Ireland
on the 234 ult.
The Onllysl - anrair Herald eivs:—"The government
are in pos , e4sion,if some frightful information r sriect
ing 111.13nd—there can Le no doubt of it. The Attor
ney General mentioned last week in Court, that when
the proper time arrives, he will Inc before the jimy, On
the trinl of the conspirators, in aqatentent of an fright
ful and extensive a conspiracy against the peace of the
courary and the constitution by law establi,hed, at ev
erdi..graeed any country. We understand the infirm a
thin has been communicated by a few of the leading
repealers, who bec.arne alarmed at the height to which
the conspiracy hid arrived.
Preparations are milking by the military stationed in
thin town fax fortifying the harritc!is; port holes are
mule in the walls. brtgA of sand have boon provided.and
n nem',er of barrels have been lined with water, to be
kept in the yard for the use of the military in case of a
siege. It is said that large quantities of pikes and
other weapons are in process of manufacturing thro%
out the country—that fire arms are in great abundance
—and that a rising may be expected licfiire the winter
Fri. Low CorNrifyMEN: Attend to me—attend to
me eartmstly, and with that NI feet reliance on my ad
vice, which you have SO often exhibited. You have
never had or ca.ion to regret taking m) advice. Before
I proeeed on the present occasion. 1 feel it my duty—a
nin:it pleasing duty—to return yon thanks for the com
plete tranquility that prevails. It deli;hts me, nail it
delights all your friends. to See the perfect tranquility
and sohini+sinn to the law tint pervades the connt ry.—
Your enemies rise anxi ins that you should the
r.are; that you should be guilty of outrage, and I,:iu
loace, arid crime.
Thank Heaven, you have disappointed them. Thank
n,,t,,en, you are determined that nothing shall rut
‘iihe you to any species of riot, or tumult or violence !
Ii 1 thank you from the bottom of my heart for
that determination ! There are. lam-aver, two tonics
on which I feel it my duty to address you, and to whmcb
I anxiously entreat your earnest attention. The first
of these relates to Riband ism. 1 tell you emphatically
that Ribandism is the most foolish, as well as the must
vicious, combination that ever Wlla formed. There is
ray lung so hateful and detestable i u Gelandas Riband
It is as silly as it is wicked. It tends to cocour
courage drinking in low and unlicensed public houses;
and in fact it is set on foot, and kept up, principally for
the benefit of persons who do not deserve to he publi
cans, who, in general, do actually sell liquor without
I am sure that the respectable publicans all (with me)
discourage it. I know they do in Dublin, and in many
other plaass; and I believe in all. No matter whether
it he connected a ith li.ptor or not, it is vicious, cruel , n
foolish, rr drift less and absurd confederacy. Is never
did any g 0 1.41 and never can do any.
It causes assaults, and riots, and. ruffianly beatings.
without being, productive of any one advantage. I
'hate it from my inmost soul. No man who is known
to he a Ribandmen shall ever be admitted to bea
Rspcaler I If the Repeal Wardens du not suppress
Ribandistn in their neighborhoods, their names shall be
struck out off the Repeal Association altogether.
hear with the deepest regret, that in the county of Ca
van another set, of Ribandmen calling themselves "Bil
ly Smiths," or some such foolish name, have made
their appearance. They arc WOW, if possible,. than
the former Rilindm7n. No man that is known to
have any thing to do with the "Billy Smiths" shall ev
er he admitted as a Repealer.
I ccajure—l entreat—l wishl could command every
honest man who knows of the existence of the "Bill)
Smiths" and Ribandmen, to denounce them at once to
the magistrates. At. all events. they will soon he be
trayed by their own companions and instigators; and
when they come to be imprisoned and tined, or trans
ported, they will then bitterly regret not having taken
my affectionate and anxious advice. I most respect
fully solicit the Catholic Clergy to announce these my
sentiments in every locality in which there may possi
bly exist Ribandmen or `Billy Smiths.' I, in like man
ner, solicit them to add to my advice the weight of their
venerated counsel and authority.' There is an ot h er
topic upon which I wish to address the people, and to
over to them my earnest advice.
It relates to the practice now beginning to grow up,
of lighting bonfires an one frivolous pretence or another.
It is a foolish and dangerous custom; it can do no good
an a may do n great deal ibf harm, even accidentally.—
Let there nots any repetit ion of that nisiatebeti4. end , riIESEE,ABILIVALL OP wurraini 00011 W.
This isitny a . ce—yrilr lett
senseless pr
~ tee.
me say its rti, command I ,
_ln U r panic - rty it . :7,-,,'
t e
ouch Iti.Se aeided: 1 affl ikA I some OP *1 or . .C LOT IIS.cA s zs 1 m El; Es &c:
angemeatbertstonsider itas Asuliiiwthat is a aficisive . - s
reason irby it 'should never be repeated. No honest P. DELANY, Tailor,
ftepealci- woukl instil t any mart. -Every Lonest - Re-' iVo 49, Liberty street, 21door above Virgin alley,
peeler woiald conciliate all men of all parties.
Lot H AS this day received u fresh assortmmt of &e
-there he nothing more heard of these bonfires in Ulst,r, yer Cloths. Cossimeres, superior Pilot Clads,
or in any part of Ireland. fancy heavy Tweed Cloth and C'essircatetliiiii'dthe r
I cannot conclude without again offining to You my goods sill:able to the season. Rig vr:thy!lettiure he ir.-
most cordial thanks for tile universal peace and quiet c , ~ , the 1 ~. , ore d in forms tilt f 1 Iti.(11 arlu 114 e 'F.:DIX, ' tun{ Lfurt tor , very
Part of Ireland liberal patronage he has received cii.,,crilr fall, he
that prevails'. Let every martin ever!...
has been induced in addititz G.) his large stak o f f a n
be tram ail and /pier, and conduct himself peaceal 1y
and loyally. Let him totally avoid any riot, tumult goody to order
or violence. Whatever may be the event of th e pen
ding trials, let every man stay at home in quiet, and be
not tempted by anybody to any species 4JI breach of the' lONABLE GOODS.
peace: This is any advice. NU Ribandiim. Nu 'Li', -- ~
‘ , "/ .1 r 4 at present prepared to offer the beet as O".MPtt
iv Smiths! ' No benefit: , ! Peace, quiet, tranquility, and of clothing in the city, winch consists in part of
within Ir' months 'the Repeal of the Union will be at SUPER DOUBLE NAVE BEAVER CLOTH
'I am your,over faithful servt.
•DASIE.I. Ci . 1..a.NNC.1.1...
japer Blue B:aelf, LIVI•ill)le Green, aryl fancy colored
Every description of SACK COATS, from 4 ire 6,,8,
end 10 dollars;
On hand and Trade to o r d er at from 15 to 18 an d $2 , 2,
Super do. al 25 to 30 dollars;
Every description of PANTALOON CASSLMERE ;
Plain and Figured
Dublin, Nov. '2".1
SPAlN.—There has. been a ' Ministerial in
Spain. After the ceremony witieh gave a Parliamen
tary COTOOIItiOLI to the Queen's majority, S. Lopez. and
his cabinet...tontewhat ostentatiously tendered their res
ignation, on the ground that their appointment had
hitherto been only pros isional. They were requested
. the Queen to tetnin their places; but it was under
stood that S. Lopez. would ullimutely re tir,t.
The resignation, probilbly, the fi tishing, stroke
to the fate of the Lopez Miiii-orv, already dismayed
at the . dithculties which it would 'have to encounter in
the Cortes; and, on the eveninr , ' of the 15th, the Queen
commissiotted S. Olozazo to form a cabinet. It was
suppused that General ;Serrano would continue in of
Newt from AtTgliani,:trin has heon received, - which
lead us to believe that Dot. Mmliommed ie Not destin
ed to retain very lung the reins of authority at Cau'aul.
Ile has become exceedingly unpopular—many of his
subjects are in often rebellion.
IV. 4 ,l,rs.—The Commi,-ioners appointed to enquire
into the state of South Wales sit with e,losed dcirs,and
the reporter fur The Times states that they are not
likely to arrive at the true cause of the di , vonter:t a
mong the people, as they move from place to place,
without giving sufficient notice to those really aggriev
ed of theiriatentions. The same Writer says, 'The
country, I am tehhis stElin a very unsatisfactory state,
and the people are all kept quiet by the presence of the
Theirmilitary. secret meetings are now prevented,
so that they cannot arranze toconffilit Wattages.`
[Reported for the Baltimore Sun.]
WASUINGTOS. Dec. 21, 13-13
Mr. 'Buchanan presented a petition from underwri
ters nod other citizens of 'Philadelphia, relative to the
ruinous condition of the piers at port Penn.
After the dbrpo:nl of sornn other bus'nes4, Mr. Atch
ison called up his bill to facilitate and encourage tire
settlement of the Oregon Territory. It w•as agreed,
on his motion, that the bill be referred to a select com
mittee tots appointed by the chair.
The remainder of the session w•as consumed by a
debate on o bill to settle the title of Pea Patch Island.
It proposes to submit the affrir to the arbitration of
the lion. Hence Binney. The bill was finally tempo
rarily laid upon the table.
As soon 83 the journal Wait read, Mr. Thompon, of
Mi+si.sippi.ru•e and said, 'Mr. Speaker, I have a oine
Mr. Kinz—Yes, Mr. Spoaker, and so hare I
SOVCIIII other member; held up their hands full oc."
paper.; alio, and intimated that if one ahnuld be allow -
e,l lo infringe on the rile, they would have equal
rizht4. So the Speaker rave a rap with the hammer
of fate, and told them they were all out of order, So
then eat
M. D'37l Zave notice or a bin to reduce the pay
and roilc3re ,A.tnemberr,.
The mie.:inn re!ntirr to the petitions presented by
)Ir. 11d.intr. , ye4.erday, then came up.
Mr. Saw,ders called him to order for irrelevancy.
Mr. Adam, contended that he wa+ not irrelevant.
After converation of rather an exciting char
acter, iho Speaker decided that Mr. Adams was not
in order in the course of argument he was was pursu-
Mr. Adams said somothinx about the construction
of the skulls of certain mernh , rs who called him to or
der for irrelevancy. Ho observed also, that there np
pearol to be a strong affinity between the skull of the
Speaker and the skull of the gentlemen referred to.
The Speaker said it W:l4 with very great reluctance
that hr felt hound to interfere; but he could not penmie
tnember4 of the House to have such reflections cast
upon them; neither would he permit such reflections to
he (-Ist mvia t h e Chair. He therefore cal!' d upon
AdarnA to take his seat.
Mr. A.1119O; redoo d to do so; and the House was in
n xmte or _nn , excitement.
Mr. C. J. 'Dursoll here rose and moved that the
1i,,u40 go intc committee of the whole.
Mr White contended that ruche motion was at va
rimme with the usual courtesy extended to members
reitoired to take their seats.
rejoined, and spoke very warrilv
ti•r•othefirstofthe petitions calling, upon the House
to ark rust b•dze the suprr macs. of .lesur‘ Chri4. :he
founder of our holy religion.. It bordered ay neat Si.,
it e.)uld upon profani:y wad was insulting to the tiotise.
It pro, ed ti, hr frun. ndolph,lVashin;ti in county.
After a long it.trocluction, it pray' the fol
lowing a rn..nd m..nt to the constitution:
Ist. Thatit th..y be go arreuided ttg to contain a
ronfeegion of sin mint Almighty God. the Jude of
the whole earth, fur omitting to mentiun his name or
acknowledge him in said constitritiorn also for omit
ting to provide for the abolition of qlaverv.
2nd. That the divinity of the Sa‘iourJe - ing Christ
may he acknowledged, &c
3d. That the name of God may be acknowledged
in all the law: of the land.
.Ith.lTlizit the constitution shall be amended so as to
seriire to ever!• individual in the United States. the
self evident truth of the declaration of independence,
(to wit: the riJit to life, liberty and the persuit of }rip
piaess ) .
The m.unnrial conclude-4 with a quatdtion horn the
0:d Te, , tanient, rafting. upon the ruler, of the land td
•Ithis the Son kit he he angre, and,yo perish by tbe
way when his vrath is kinctied but a little.'
The next question was on the motion of Mr. NVise,
to pay the question of reception on the table. The re
sult was—yeas 90, nays 60. So here was the end of
the matter.
A CIIFAP PLACE.—The Hagerstown, Md., Nuns
gives is Market Price Current for the benefi t of its rea
ders; and really living must be rather cheap in that
place—" Chickens, fine, fat and plump, are aping in
this place at from nine to ten cents a piece-- On Sat
urday we saw some indifferent ones sold et 6 Celit.N.—
For several weeks past butter. firm, sweet and clear of
streaks, has ranged from 10 to 12 . cents. New and
well ground earn meal; sells at one cent a pound; and
buckwheat flour, white, clean and clear of dirt, ma d •
be had for two. Lard, as white and pure as the 'driv
en snow," (so poets say) is only worth Silt cents der
pound, whilst flour brings only 0,25 per barrel. Be
sides this, we have sugar so cheap that it wont bear
telling, nod good coffee can be had at 8 cents per
pound. '
The American Institute, New York, is discus
sing the subject of building iron ships for the Jcet n.—
There are iron vessels now" running in the English wa
ters sixty years old, and there is no telling how long
they may last when well put together.
nhair of a peculiar construction has been in
vented in New York, which it is snid will give a dys
peptic or debilitated persan, all the exercise of riding
on horseback, without the severity of that mode of lo-
1 comotion
50 BOXES FIRE CRACKERS, just received and
for sale by C. YEAGER,
d25-3t 108 Market at. near Liberty.
Ana a t.,,erior as.ortmeot o f goods on hand to make
to or.kr. Fair prices am.paid for making work,'lthd
the best of worn. men employed. No other e*tablith
meat in the city can offor so goal an assortment
clothing .7s can be found at
No. 49;
etvrarat:rint prize is asked but everything put at
the sinaliPst advance on the original cost. All cloth
i,,g sold at this establishment is tnade by Pittsburgh
mechanics. and warranted superior to the stunk, early
eastern ativeilturer, who any they sell below cost.
d 25-1 m
RMe.KI:OI:LL annnunces to tile citizens in/en
.et Ld, and 1 -di cust ,, rtatrzin particu:ar, t h at he has
:n.tr:ufacturA Ids zir.rtlal
100 lbs. Cake,
',Lid, 1, is row prt-ptirt-t1 to serve up. Gents, *eat
your girl=; hu,bar.cis your wires; brothers your sisters
-for be nssurrd will not regret it, after you haw,
tasted it. Call at McKinnell's, 124, Wood st.
(125-1 t.
43, Wood street.
HA VE in store and are receiving
4'25 hng: Rio Coffee, part strong and green,
50 Y 11 and G P Teas,
25 I.a..xes Husaell & Robinson's .s's Tobacco,
0 s's "
10 " Tnomp,;on's
5 ''
5 " Eupericr pound lump
100 " fresh Ma;aga Bunch Ruista,
20 " No I and 2 Mo.t.ard,
50 " No 1 chocolate,
25 " ground
. I.cpper,
5 " cocoa,
5 " rice fitair,
`2OJO lbs loaf t.uzar.
10 kegs ground ginger,
5 " " ul:spiee
2000 lb:: OIL 'l'athed soh.. I , .Ett.iicr,
1000 vardi tn,v I•,nen,
of which thvy otfor, with a general 11.611ortrrkirt
aye stuff:, and Pittsburgh manufactured
fool 3. on liberol tortm=. as•
InEescitr Orrtet.,
Barri.lburgh, IDee'r 18, 1893.
IT has been a.c...,rinined that the Berke County
Bank ha: put intr, circA,ll:ir a larger amount of
nntes issued by that 13an% under the eat of 4th May,
1341, than eutharized by
Therefore, notice is liere,y given ro all officers anil
persons receisinz money for tit" State, not to receive
the notes above mentioned, Cor duet m rhe State, that
they are no , . received at the State Trenk4Urv.
d23-3t Ji2/13 MANN, State Treasurer.
LL pPr.oils indebted to the estate jf George All
-111. ler, late of Versiiles township, Allegheny comity,
deceased, will please make payment to the undersigu
ed, end all per, , on , havin; e:aims or atmands against
the estate of the said d will make known thi
sameto the:n without delay.JOHN MILLER.
r HERE u iil ben sale of uu.ful and fancy articles,
oy,.ters, and other refreshments, held in the School
room of Dr. Herron's church, on 6th street, cern—
menchoz on Christmas morning. nt 10 o'clock. The
proceed.; of sale to go for us, of dth l'rcsby. Church.
dec 21.
LVN Diction for nine Directors of this Institution,
to nerve tic enioiing ycar, w ill be held at the riff,cii
of r v, south cost corner of iNiu ket and Third
rj!l.l - mr_ , ll. on t'ne tir<t Monoay (Ist duy) of
Jurinury, 1811. between Ow inrars of 9 o'clock, a. m
and 1 p. ni. J. FINNEY, Jr
dee. 21, 1243
In East Liocrpool, Ohio.
THE undersigned will attend to the payment of
Taxes, and to the redemption of Lots sold for
taxes in the above place. Persons desirous that I
should attend to the above for them, will forward to
me the numbers of their Lots, and sufficient funds to
pay the state, county and corporation tax. annually in
advance. JOHN S. BLAKELY,
421. East Liverpool.
40 DRy Sinyrua Fig:, iie•A;
1 Zattte new:
Ju._t rcetiv,d unarm- Fade iw
140 10 rrcy stfeet.,
CnuicE PRESERVES, pidhas suucee, un
hand and fur sale by
(120 140 Li , crty street
BEAR SKINS, men dre , sed and NH haired, S'
:suitable article for travellers' trur,l;s. Sze., fur
sale by
113 -ti
Christmas and New Year's Presents.
THE, sqbAcribev reTectiully informs his frieuds .
and the public. genet idly, that he has just return
ed from the E.4,t, where he has been purchasing a stock
of FANCY GOODS, suitable for Christmas and New
Year's Fresents.%% Lich he is now recei%ing, and for va
riety and quantity exceedi any stock in the city. Call
and examine for yonrselves at
No 36. .Marlset street.
ri 19--114 \N
No. 103, Market Street, near Liberty.
rpm: subcriber respectfully informs hie friends
_L and the public coneoilly, that he has on hand,
and will receive in a few days. a large and splendid
as.ortment or toys and fam•v articles, suitable for the
holidays, which will be sold a.holesale and retail, at
reduced prices. Persons who wish to buy cheap will
ploa:o rail at the sizn of the giit comb, No. 100, Mar
ket , treet, and they will not be disappointed
dee 16 C. YEAGER.
Notice to Stockholders
THE annual meeting of the Stockholders of the
',Monongahela Nos igution Company will ho held
at their office. in the city of Pittsburgh, on Monday.
the Ist of January, 1344, at two o'clock P M.. for the
election of officers for the ensuing year.
Sect etat v.