The Beaver radical. (Beaver, Pa.) 1868-1873, January 17, 1873, Image 1

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™ no wing rates: 83d, 1872. trails will leave stations asfoilows:
St ’ !l v4°ab. (payable in advance,) *2,00 TRAINS GOING WEST.
“ “ “ —VOO stations/ expb.s. maHi. expb’b. expb's
Taa« “ “■ “ “ ‘ 0* Pittsburgh. .. 1.45 an 7.10 am 9.10 am I.Bopm
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V ' nnhl i«her. unless otherwise agreed upon. _ ... iAr 9.20 5.00 6.40 9.40
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Advertisements of 10 Hues of less, f 1,00 for one Port wayne 3.40 11.50 12.06 am 2.46
• n end 5 cents per line for each additional Plymouth 4.45 2.35 pm t *.65 S'SlL
insertion, and 6 cents per Chicago V *.6o} 16.80 6.60 B.BOPM
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Forest 4.00 5.08 2.27 6.28
-e inserted among loca. Items at lAr 5*5 UJ 4.C-5 |.»
unless other* 8.55
quarter or year. orrville 2.13 j 9.20 6,37 11.C6
5O cents fo Alliance 4*20 1 11.00 8,25 I.IUPH
->>v add' Rochester... 1 .... 6.57 1.12am!i0.42 3.39
“ Pittsburgh...... 8.10 ; 2.20 111.45 PM 4.45
Notices inserted among loca. Items at 10
cents per line for each Insertion, unless otherwise
agreed upon by the month, quarter or year.
of 5 lines or less, 50cenl
insertion, and 5 cents per line for each additions
Insertion. . , r P. R. MYERS,
Marriage or Death, announcements publisnea ire- General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
Of, charge, obituary notices charged as advertise-
nents, = and payable in advance. . / LEVELAND & PITTSBURGH R. R.
Local news and matters of gene name On and after Dec. 33d, 1572; trains will leave
municated by any correspondent, wnn reai stations daily, (Sundays excepted) as follows;
disclosed to the publisher, will be thankfn yre- ~GOING IsOUTH—MAIN LINE.
celved. Local news solicited from every pa o _____ expb’s. mail, bxpb’s. accom
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Publication Office: In Thu Radical BxmmxKO Cleveland j
Corner Diamond, Beaver. Pa. Ravenna .... . .. . (lolls s!s3 5.48
JB. RUTAN, Proprietor, A11iance......... 11.10 4.13 6.85
° Bayard j 11.44 4.44
All communications and business letters sho Wellsville I.lopm 0.00
i C iddressed to SMITH CURTIS, Beaver, Pa. Pittsburgh I 3- 40
Pittsburgh., 6.Boam| 1.15 th
—■ We115vi11e....... 8.55 3.15
7,, . r r Bayard 110.80 ; 4.30
OA. SM A h JLi, Alliance 11.25 I 5.10 7.10a*
. Ravenna 12.12 pm i 5.48 8.00 •
, _ T , tt7 Hudson 12.45 j 6.14 8.45
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cleveland 1.55 | 7.15 10.00
OFFICE IN THE COURT HOUSE. [Ae2O-ly 5.45 am, 10.50amj 3.g^t
X 7 Bridgeport 5.55 11.00 SMc
Jn IT \EAK I N, Steubenville— 6.57 12.12pm1 4|||4
’ Wellsville 8.15 , 1.35 !
_ ,„ r Rochester 9.30 i 2..35 j 7?15-v
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Pittsburgh 10.40 j 3.40 | 8.20
I / __ Wellsville 3.50 3.20 7.00
_____ Steubenville 9.50 4.20 8.00
IT r rfiP V IT V R AT LAW Bridgeport H.oO 5.25 9.05
AiI(JA A & 1 o M Bellair 1 11.10 M 0 9.20 1
and "real estate AGENTS,
Will attend promptly to all business
their care, and have superior laciluies for
aad selling real estate. " decio o
attorneys at law.
c-cU-ly ,
V, : L r :ve prompt attention to Collections. Pro
: Bouutk-s and Pensions, Buying and Selling
• ErVate, etc
)-jte K. E. HoOpes’ Banking House,
s-' i' 1 '‘--iy ’
(Office, in the Radical Building,)
A business entrusted to his care receive
I ■' :npt attention. deed
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1 First door below the Court House,)
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P in: it»s. Pensions, Back Pay, Horse Claims,
0 1 hums, &c., promptlyvColleded. No charge
1 format ion, nor when money is not collected.
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John b. young,
o*ce and residence on Third st. east of the Court
liolm-. *
f- '-aw business entrusted to my care shall re-
prompt attention. Also, persons having
' Estate for sale, and those wishing to buy town
ff'perty, coal or farm lands, may save time and
mon . y by calling at my o&ice. [aprSft’VO ly.
attorney at law,
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Leaves Arrives
N.Phila.6.4oam* I.oopm I Bayard, 9.45am*4 00pm
Bayard,l2.lo a 5.00 p. m. | N. Phila. 3.00 *7,30 p m
General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
—After December 22d, 1872, Trains will arrive
and depart as follows:
Through Trains Leave;Through Trains Arrive
Union Depot: Union Depot.
Pacific Exp’s, 2:50 a m Mall Train, 1:05 a m
Mall Train, 7:45 a nr Fast Line. 1:35 am
Chicago Ex 12.20 pm j Pittsburgh Ex. 8.00 a m
Cincinnati Ex. 1:10 p m Cincinnati Ex. 8:40 a m
Philadelp’a Ex. 5:20 pm i Southern Ex. 13:40 p m
Fast Line, 8:50 p m PacificExpr’s, 1:10 pm
local. Way Passenger, 9:50 p m
Walls No 1, 0:40 a m local.
Wilkinsb’g Ac Walls No 1 6:30 a m
No 1 7*05 a mßrintoi, Ac.Nol, 7:80 a m
Walls No 2, 10:20 am| Wllklnsburg Ac
Wall’s No 3, 11:45 am| No 1 8:20 am
Wllklnsburg Ac | Walls No 2, 9:10 a m
No 2 2:40 p m,JohiistownAc. 10.10 a m
Walls No 4, 3:20 p m 1 Walls No 3, 1:45 p m
Johnstown Ac. 4:00 p m Walls No 4 3:20 pm
Brinton Accom- ! Wllklnsburg Ac
modat’nNol, 4 50pm ! No 2 4.45 pm
Brinton Ac. No 2 6:40 p m Walls Ac. No. 5 5:55 p m
Walls No 5, 6:15 p m Brinton No 2. 6:50 p m
Brinton Ac No 3 9:20 p m Brinton Ac. No 3 7:25 p m
Walls Ac.No.6 11:05 p ml Brinton Ac No 4 11:10pm
Chicago Express, Cincinnati Express, Fast Line'
and Brinton Ac. No. 3 leave daily.
Pacifia Express daily, except Monday.
All other trains daily, except Sunday^
Pacific Express leaves Pittsburgh at 2:50"a ro ar
riving at Hairlsbnrg at 11:40 am; Philadelphia 8:80
pm; Baltimore 3:00 p m; Washington 5:40 pm.
New York 6:34 p m,
Chicago Express leaves Pittsburgh at 13.20 p m;
arrives Harrisbnrg 10.20 p m; Philadelphia 2.30 a m;
New York 6.10 a jn.
Cincinnati Express leaves Pittsburgh at 1:10 p
m-.arrivesat Harrisburg 10:45 p m; Philadelphia 2:50
am; Baltimore 2:13a m; Washingtons:ooa m. New
Philadelphia Express loaves Pittsburgh at 5:20 p
m; arrives at Harrisburg 2:55 a m; Philadelphia 6:55
a m: New York 10:14 am.
Fast Lino leaves Pittsburgh at 8:50 pm: arrives at
Harrisbnrg 5:45 am; Philadelphia 9:50 a m; Balti
more 9:00 am; Washington 11:80, a m; New York
12:24 p m.
The Church Trains leave Wall’s Station every
Sunday at 9:10 a m,reaching Pittsburgh at 10:00 a m.
Returning leave Pittsburgh at 12:30p m, and arrive
at Wall’s Station at 1:50 p m. Leave Pittsburgh
9:20d m arrive Brinton’s 10:30p m.
CITY TICKET OFFICE—For the convenience
of the citizens of Pittsburgh the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company have opened a city ticket office
at No 78 Fifth avenue corner of Smithfleld street,
where Through Tickets. Commutation Tickets
and Local Tickets to principal stations can be pur
chased at any hour of the day or evening at the
same rates as are charged at the depot. _
Baggage will be checked through to destination
from hotels and residences by Excelsior Baggage
Express Coon orders left at the office.
For farther information apply to
General Manager. Gen. Pass. Agent.
On and after Monday, July 15th, 18*1 Three
Through Trains daily, except Sunday, will leave
and arrive at Pittsburgh, city time, for Franklin,
Oil City, Bnfihlo and au points in the Oil Regions,
and Western and Central New York.
Leave. Arrive.
Tiflv ExDPe6o..i**»vM.« 7.10 ain B.Bspid
Niehtfixpress 10.40 p m 6.15 a xn
Mifll Tram ; 10.50 axn * 4.45 axn
6.40 am 6.80 am
Ist Soda Works Ac ; »am |O5 a n»
pAfufloms Ac. .11.40 am •ly a m
Brady-8 Bend Ac..... Hn pnl
2dßuitonAc. riSSS
2d Soda Works Ac 6.00 pm 6.45 pm
oj HnltonAc.. 8.60 pm 7.20 pm
'A BMdSI Sunday train leaves Pittsburgh every
Sunday at 7.10 a m. arriving at Parker atlOSa m.
Returning leaves Parker at 4.40 p m, and arrives at
torn?fromSoda Works (Sunday]
arrives at Pittsburgh at 9.60 a! m, and leaves al
13.60 pm.
3.3. LAWRENCE, Qen’L Sopt.
}. H. BRAY, Ticket Agent.
Governor Geary’s annual message was
transmitted to the Legislature on the Bth
Inst. It is entirely too long for publica
tion entire in a newspaper, and we most
therefore content ourselves with a synop
sis of its contents.
According to the message, the balance
in the State Treasury, November 80,1871,
was $1,476,808,59, and the ordinary
receipts daring the fiscal year ending No
vember 80,1873, were $7,148,637,45, mak
ing a total in the Treasury during the
year of $8,625,446,04. The disbursements
during the year were: Ordinary, $2,960,-
631,55 loans, &c., redeemed. $3,476,826,-
00, intesest on loans paid, $1,706,032,88,
making a total of $7,142,990,43, and leav
a balance of $1,482,455,61 in the Treasury
at the close of the fiscal year. The State
debt on November 80,1871, was $28,980,-
071,73; add Chambersburg certificates,
$299,748,91;add Agricultural College land
scrip fund held in trust, as per act ap
proved April 3,1872; $500,000; total, $29,-
779,820,64; deduct amount paid by Com
missioners of the" Sinking Fund during
the year ending November 80,1872, $2,-
476,836, leaving the debt at that date
$27,303,494,64; deduct assets in the
Sinking Fund, $9,300,000; and each bal
ance in the Treasury $1,482,455,61; or
total deduction of assets and cash, $lO,-
782,455,61; leaving a balance of $16,521,-
039,93 of State unprovided for, which can
be extinguished in ten years by the
annual payment of $1,600,000. During
the last six years the payments on the
debt have been: In 1867, $1,794,644 50;
in 1868, $2,414,816 64; in 1869. $492,406-
18; in 1870, $1,702,879 05; in 1871, $3,-
131,59017; in 1872, $2,476.336; total pay
ments in six years, $10,992,663 54, being
a little overtwenty-nine per cent., on the
debt due December 1/1866, which was
then $37,704,409 77. This covers the pe
riod of Governor GearyViwo terms of
administration, the most brilliant in the
way of debt reduction in the history of
the Commonwealth.
At ita maximum the debt waas4i_s24---
8T5.3T, and the TnTefesl, premiums and
other expenses that have been paid upon
the debt from its incipiency to November
80, 1872, sum up $76,845,744 99, and make
the entire expenditure on account of the
public works $118,370,620.36* In 1857
the state canals and railroads were sold
for eleven millions of dollars in bonds,
upon which the State has received $l,-
700,000 in cash, and $9,300,000 remain in
the hands of the Commissioners of the
Sinking Fund, of which $5,800,000 are
secured by Hen on the Columbia Railroad,
and the rest on the Allegheny Valley,
Pennsylvania, Northern Central and
Philadelphia and Erie Railroads. At no
time has the Commonwealth permitted
her credit to suffer from bad faith, and
the rapid extinguishment of the debt has
been accompanied by the reduction of
taxation, which policy should be contin
ued, and no attempt to cover op or con
ceal the actual expenses of the govern
ment should be made for the purpose of
obtaining the people’s consent to appro
priations or enterprises of doubtful pro;
priety, which propositions, if coupled
with a condition to raise the money by
immediate and direct taxation would be
unhesitatingly rejected.
The Legislative appropriations, during
the last six years, made in aid of the va
rious institutions for the support of the
deaf, dumb, blind, insane, feeble-minded,
friendless, wanderers, orphans, soldiers’
homes, hospitals, universities, houses of
correction, penitentiaries and the pay
ment of military expenses incurred du
ring the war, expenses of government,
common schools and soldiers’ orphans
schools amount to about $17,000,000.
During the past six years, the current
of legislation has been steadily in favor
of reduced taxation. Not only have
numerous local laws been enacted ex
empting cemeteries, schools,
hospitals and other institutions from tax
ation, but many general laws of the same
character have been passed.
By the "act to amend the revenue law,”
approved February 23,1866, all real es
tate in the Commonwealth was thereafter
made exempt from taxation for State pur
By the act approved the 80th of March,
1800, all persons who -served nine,monthB
or upwards in the military service, or
who were honorably discharged there
from by reason of wounds or physical
disability contracted therein, and their
property, were exonerated from all boun
ties, and per capita tax and military fines.
The act of April 29,1867, repealed all
laws requiring payment of taxes to the
State on sales of loans and stocks by
By the act of April 10,1867, all trustees
or owners of property to the value of
thirty-five thousand dollars, used for sol*
diers* orphans* schools, were’ exempted
front” all “bounty, road, city, borough,
poor and school taxes.”
By the act of April 4, 1868, and the
supplements thereto, “all mortgages, judg
ments, recognizances and jnoneys owing
upon articles of agreement for the sale of
rea| estate,” were made “exempt from all
taxation, except for State purposes.”
[ By an act approved January 3,1868, all
lawf therein recited were repealed which
imppsed taxes upon “the shares of stock
any stockholder in any institu
ionfor company incorporated under the
law| of thla-Slate, which in its corporate
capacity is liable to and' pays Into the
Staid Treasury the tax on capital stock
iinppsed” by the acts therein recited.
The act of June 2, 1871, repealed so
much of the law of April 26,1844, as im
posed a tax of two percent, on salary,
trades, offices, occupations and profes-
And by the act of April 8, 1873, the
sixth section of thelaw of April 31,1854,
was repealed, which imposed a tax of one
half of one per cent, on the capital stock
af all corporations created under laws ‘‘to
enable Joint tenants, tenants in common,
and adjoining owners of mineral lands, to
manage and develop the same.”
With regard to the Centennial Celebra
tion, the Governor says that Philadelphia
has thus far borne all the expenses, and
it may now be proper to consider whether
the State Should do something. He says
that the State quota of stock will all be
promptly taken, upd be recommends that
the Legislative Committee on Federal
Relations shall consider the propriety of
asking Congress to make an appropriation
for such necessary expenses of the Com
missioners as will enable them to work
with efficiency. He concludes this por
tion of his remarks thus:
This great national enterprise appeals
as well to local pride as to common patri
otism ; it must be successful—the nation
hlakdecreed it;and since to Pennsylvania
haabeen assigned the honor of having
must and will see To it “mat ii ««.»,, ——
fail. 1 therefore earnestly solicit for it
not only your aid, but also the thought
ful and zealous support of all social, in
dustrial, scientific, educational and relig
ions associations,and that all good citizens
who have at heart the honor, perpetuity
and happiness of our common country.
The Governor repeats bis recommenda
tions made in former messages in reference
to a State Geological Survey.
Pursuant to act of Assembly. Thomas
C. McDowell has been appointed Commis
sioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics
and Agriculture, and he has commenced
the preparatory work, but as the act omit
ted to make the necessary appropriation
ff>r tbe contingent expenses to put the
department in order, tbe work is in obey
Tbe Agricultural College has just closed
a most prosperous year, the number of
students being one hundred and fifty,
which exceeds that of any year since the
opening of tbe institution.
Tbe organizations of tbe State militia
yet in existence consist of fifteen regi
ments and six battalions, comprising,
with unattached bodies, 333 companies, of
which there are 6 artillery, 8 cavalry, 809
infantry; the aggregate of enlisted men
being 18,566, and of commissioned officers,
A building 149 feet long and 43 wide
has been erected near the Green street en
trance, in Fairmount Park, in which tbe
picture of tbe Battle of Gettysburg has
been placed.
Facts About Its History
The question of the relations between
the Union Pacific Railroad Company and
the Credit Mobilier, and of the good faith
with which the members of these corpora
tions carried out their engagements with
the government and with each other, is a
very different one from that with which
Congress and the country are now con
cerned. The Credit Mobilier was incor
porated by the Pennsylvania Legislature
in 1859, under the name of the Pennsyl
vania Fiscal Agency, with power to bor
row money and transact other business
Incident to similar corporations. Five
years later, George Francis Train, having
got hold of the charier, had the name
changed to “the Credit Mobilier of Amer
ica,” after one of the great corporations
of France; and later still its powers were
greatly enlarged to enable the company
to loan its credit, guarantee contracts and
engage in business generally on a grand
scale. The Uniou Pacific Railroad Com
pany was incorporated in 1862-64, and re
ceived the last of its very valuable grants
in 1864. In 1865, when the enterprise,
through mismanagement and a nearly
universal want of confidence, was in dan*
ger of breaking down, Mr. Ames took
hold of it, invested a large part of his
private fortune, and through bis confi
dence and enthusiasm persuaded many of
his friends.also to embark in it. To es
cape personal liability, they, with their
associates, got possession of the Credit
Mpbilier charter, put their money into
its stock, intending to build the road
with its aid and under its guarantee. The
first contract, for 274 miles east of the
100th meridian, was assigned to the Cred
it Mobilier and was executed by that cor
poration. The second contract, for 667
miles of road and telegraph west of that
meridian, taken by Mr. Ames individual
-13 for $48,000,006, Was assigned by him
to seven trustees who were also members
of the Credit Mobilier, who executed the
contract, and divided the profits among
the stockholders of that corporation. The
Credit Mobilier became but another name
for the railroad company, absorbing its
assets of every kind as fast as they be
came available.— Boston Advertiser^
Senator Sumner’s bad health prevented
bis attendance in the Senate and accord
ing to report it is doubtful if he is- able
to attend except occasionally for some
days to come.
Senator elect Patterson, of South Caro
lina, has had published and distributed
among the Senators a pamphlet contain
ing bis defense of the charges of bribery
in the recent election. The only result
thus far is the almost unaniimous expres
sion of the opinion among Senators that
an investigation of the election must be
begun at the earliest moment, and prose
cuted rapidly and thoroughly.
A resolution was adopted directing the
Judiciary Committee to inquire into the
propriety of repealing the national bank
rupt law from and after January 1, 1874,
and providing for the immediate repeal of
so much of said act as relates to involun-
All. K7llVx*ui« m
ing the Committee on Privileges and
Elections to inquire and report whether
the State Elections for President and Vice
President bad been conducted in Louisi
ana and Arkansas in accordance with the
laws of the United, States, and what con
tests have arisen as to who were elected
as electors in either of the States, and
what measures are necessary to provide
for the determination of such contests,
and to guard against- determine like
contests in the future.
A resolution was adopted directing tbe
Committee on Privileges and Elections
to inquire into and repDrt a more practi
cable and less cumbersome method of elect
ing President and Vice President, and Jto
provide for a tribunal that will decide in
case of a contest. Tbe subject is one that
will bear scrutiny and agitation.
Tbe Indiana Appropriation bill was
taken up.
Mr. Windom said the amount appro
priated by the bill was $6,434,165, which
was $917,997 less than the sum which
was appropriated by the bill of last year.
When the appropriation of $300,000 for
tbe Sioux Indians was reached, Mr. Har
lem sent up and had read a communica
tion from Cowan, Acting Secretary of the
Interior, setting forth the sources of in
formation about the Teton Sioux* and
stated that in view of the recent charges
in the newspapers that no such Indians
existed, an order had been issued on tbe
7tb ult., prohibiting the auditing of all a),
leged disbursements for the benefit of said
tribe until further notice.
The communication was accompanied
by a statement of the disbursements for
the Teton Sioux during the past year.
Mr. Thurman ‘ said the question was
whether any such tribe now exists.
Mr. Windom said that the same tribe of
Indians treaties had been
made on two Occasions, as the Teton
Sipux, still cxistjs, but there might be
some question ais to whether that was
their proper naiqe.
Mr. Thurman said that he wa| astonish
ed that there should be any doubt what?
ever as to the existence of a tribe to
whom we were giving money*
Mr. Windom skid that of the $500,006
appropriated fur the Teton Sioux, only
$300,000 had been expended, leaving, a
baiance of about $200,000 unexpended,
which would hardly have been left if the
appropriation ha,d been fraudulently pro
An, important! bill was introduced in
the House on Monday by Mr. Samuel
Hooper “to provide for the convertibility
of the United States bonds and for other
purposes,’* which was referred to the Com
mittee on Banking and Currency, and it
is expected will come up for coasidera-
tion at an early day.
Another subsidy bill, in the interest of
the American Steamship Company of
Philadelphia, was introduced, which di
rects the Postmaster General to contract
with the company for carrying mails be
tween Philadelphia and Liverpool, twen
ty-six trips, at $158,000 annually.
The bill of Mr.« Monroe, of Ohio, in re
gard to National Bank currency, express
es-the views of the Comptroller and Com*-
mittee on Banking and Currency. It
provides for the repeal of the clause in
the law withdrawing notes from New
England, and provides for the issue of
twenty-five millions to supply the defi
oiency at the West, the last sum to be
distributed according to the figures of the
last census.
The House Committee on appropriations
have finished the Naval Appropriation
bill which appropriates $18j864,993, and
also the Fortification bill, appropriating
The Military Academy bill was also
agreed Upon. It appropriates $551,000,
and leaves the law relative to the appoint
ment of cadets as at present, which allows
an increase of cadets for the increase of
representatives in Congress.
By Mr. Hawley (111.)—-For a canal con
necting the watefslof Lake Michigan and
Illinois, Mississippi and Rock Island.
By Mr. Parker (Missouri)—To give the
officers of the Missouri militia three
months pay. Also to pension the widows
and orphans of soldiers murdered in Mis
souri in 1864.
After debate, the House adopted a
resolution throwing open to the public
the Credit Mobilier
“Oh God £ That Bread Should be so
Dear and Flesh ahd Blood so Cheap.”'
[From the St. Paul Diep&frb, sth mat. ]
For some time past a young lady
named Nellie Magernie has been rooming
in the bouse of William Alien, carpenter
—: 'T-T o, Tl>oor health and has been in.''
the habit OI laaiug , — v ‘
pain from which she was suffering. Oa
Tuesday morning Miss Magernie com
plained of illness-and did hot come down »
stairs. In the evening Air. Allen went
up stairs, knocked at her door and in
quired if she wanted anything, and was
answered in the negative. Yesterday
about noon the servant employed in Mr.
Allen’s house went up to Miss Magernie’a
door and tried to get in, but she could
not obtain no response from the inside.
She told Mr. Allen and that gentleman
immediately broke open the door, and
found the young extended on the bed,
almost in a state of nudity, and nearly in
sensible. Medical assistance was imme
diately procured, but all remedies proved
uavailing and she died about four o’clock
yesterday afternoon.
A post mortem examination was held
this forenoon by Drs. Murphy and Smith.
The stomach was found to be almost to
tally empty, and without a particle of
of food of any kind in it. The body
was terribly emaciated, and the inference
drawn by the physicians was that the lady
bad literally starved to .death, the system
being too weak to stand the dose of
opium she had taken. Mrs. Sanborn and
other ladies-connected with the Home for
the Friendless have-taken charge of the
remains and will see to their decent in- "
terment. Miss Magernie was born in
Pittsfield, Mass., and was about twenty
seven years of age. Her ■ father was at
one time a wealthy man, but died insol
vent, his daugher, who has re
ceived a splendid education,-to the cold
charities of the world. She made her
way up here some four or five years ago,
and endeavored to earn a living by mak
ing vests fof a tailoring establishment*
but her want of skill and high-toned,
sensitive disposition prevented her suc
ceeding in this walk of life, and she tried
and did for some time succeed in earning
a precarious living in modeling wax
flowers, an art which she had learned in
her happy youth, when no foreshadowing
or per monitory warning of the fearful
close of her mortal career clouded her
young life. Her trunk was opened and
thfe contents found to be only a few
scraps of bread and butter, and fragments
of food of the coarsest and plainest de
scription, such as no stomach in the con
dition in which hers must have been,could
digest. Mrs. Magernie was a remarkably
handsome you woman,and'appeared from
her physical conformation to be one who
might have reached a green old age if
her lines had fallen in pleasant places.
Deceased was for a time in the employ
ment of the agency of the Singer Sewing
Machine Company in this city, but ill
health prevented her from attending u*
her business.
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