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-roads, Railroad time tales; 6 . c.' ASirtnpage—
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The steam man, Dyna 7 lite or Giant Powder,
How to Communicate cil Tittlngs, Anecdote
of Sherman, Miscellineous and . Amuse
men 0. i •
GOLD ised in New York yestord4 at
TILE Holism non-concurs in the ;Senate
amendmentA to the manufacturers' - tax
and it must go to a Conference Committee.
W HAVE ANOTHER veto mes.mge, the last we may hope, from Mr. JoPson,
returned with his objeetions . _the hill regulat
inv appeals to the Supreme Court, and his
veto meets with the usual fate.
SoM REPUBLICAIC journals insist on con
founding ion. Thomas Williams, member
of Congress from the Allegheny• District,
and one of the Impeachment Managers,
with Judge Williams, of this county. While
neither will suffer by - being confounded with
the other, still we wish the fact kept, in view
that there are two able lawyers in this sec
tion of that mime, and for bah our people
have a large measure of .respect and esteem.
THE HOUSE COMMITTEE on Elections will
report in 'favor of Mr. Delai•.o, in the con=
tested case from the XIIIth Ohio District:
The investigation of this case has occupied
much time, involving great labor and the
examination and comparison of a mass Of
testimony never before exceeded in a Con
gressional contest, and the result embodies
= the conclusions of the Committee as to the
systematic frauds alleged to have been com
mitted in the interest of Mr. 3lorgan,- the
THE ENGLISH PEESS with great unanimity.
concur in the" declaration that the pending
question with the tnitedLStates, touching
the Alabama claims, affords a proper and
longer needed opportunity for a revision and
amendment of the international law, as to`
the. privileges and obligations of neutral
powers. They agree in holding that the
public law should attach, to the right of re
•cognizing belligerents, the corresponding
!duty 9f preserving and enforcing a strict
neutrality as between tiem. That right they
cannot relinquish, nor do they understand
Mr. SEwAiti:r as demanding it, but all the ,
other questions, both' of law and fact, Eng
stateimen and leading journals of all
parties aver their reUdiness to submit to any 1,
impartial adjudiCatidn. More than that, if
in arbitrator should' settle by his decision all
the points now seriously mooted of interna
tional law in the American sense; they '
frankly declare their readiness to accept the
interpretation as in itself justly in accord
ance with the advanced' intelligence of the
Ix 1860 tbe friends of General CANEB.Oic
were largely in the majority in the. State
Convention, and undertook to appoint and
instruct all the delegates to the National
Convention. This was denounced by the
leading friends of Mr. Cu nTrx as an intol
&able • usurpation; and they made such
sturdy resistance that the supporters of the
General were forced rto recede; though he•
himself told us that to recede from that point
was virtually"to wipe him out at Chicago."
This year the friends of Gov. CIIRTIN had
a very decided majority in the State Con
vention, and were led by nearly the same
men as in the Convention eight • years ago.
They boldly adopted the plan of appoint
ment and( instruction they formerly de
nounced as unjust and inadmissible. Re
monstrance and. protest did , not suffice to
make them recede, out of respect to the
rights and feelings of the nilnority. '
• Will the Commercial tell "us by -what Al
chemy what was monstrously wrong in 1860
was : transmuted' into an incontestible right
in 1868? The "little joker" sort of man
agement in politics always perplexes us.
LAST TEAR, at the solicitation of the Rail
way, Companies, the Legislature of Penn
sylvania enacted that thenceforward no pas
senger by rail should hold a Company re
sponsible, in case of loss, for more than
eighty pounds of baggage, to be . valued at
not exceeding one dollar a pound. As a
good trunk, of even the smallest dimensions,
cannot be bought for Jess than forty dollars,
this law virtually prohibits a person from
taking an extra milt of clothes.= a journey,
except at his or her own risk.
It is now gravely proposed to apply the
same principle to lives lost through the,asre7
lcssness of railway companies. We have
not seen the bill to this end 'which is now
pending before the Legislature; but should
not wonder if we found it , to provide that in
all suits hereafter brought to recover dame
' g . e.s for loss of life, the maximum weight of
-.an individual shall be held to be one Itund..
jred pounds, and of a vidue not.exceeding
two dollars a pound. .F ?,
We helk.rneuil;s_Fa r of.the„ ,4 oslature
shameful, stdiSeiVi r eriO:
. to Railway
:iiion l P;tilkeN : 1 4 111 tblitO
; hlintried principlez-of die -4Couootraini,
that - they may escape just lishility, haa not
gone already far enough..
THE FREE HULROAD BILL.
In 1.. 1 .66 General GEARY wss the Republi
an candidate for Governor of this Com
monwealth.- After his nomination, some of
his fellow citizens who felt an especial in
terest in the enactment of a. law granting
the right to construct :railways to all men
desirhig to engage in that dePartment of
enterprise, interrogated him by letter as to
his opinion and propose - touching that
measure. In; reeponse he pledged himselfe
plainly and unreservedly in favor of such
In .1807, at the Williamsport Convention,
the Republicans of the State, upon due con
sideration, obligated themselves to pass the
desired law, in case they should be again
entrusted with the ascendency - in both
branches: of the Legislature. Their com
mittment in this regard, was neither equivo
cal nor deceptive; but full, paramount and
sincere. Upon this issue,. among others,
they went to the people last, October, and
althoUgh they lost their only candidate on
the General Ticket; they • carried both the
Senate and House of Representatives. '
In accordance with the pledge thus given,
at the opening of the current session of the
Legislature,' Free Railroad Bills were intro
duced into each of the Houses. Both-of
these bills were excellent.= That of the
House was most "liberal;" but that it was
best, all: things considered, p - e are not pre
pared to say. Each House Matured and
passed its own bill,- and then a Committee
of Conference was appointedwith a view to
agreeing upon a middle ground, for harmon
izing the points of difference. This Coin
mittee wisely performed the duty assigned
to it, and soon the amended bill was con
curred in by both HotiseS; and went to the
GoVernor for his approval or rejection.
'Yesterday we published the exact text of
the bill as it passed finally, and we trust it
flas been, or will be, read and pondered by
all the citizens of the State who are, in favor
of a measure of its generel import.
7he.points of difference between the Sen
ate and House bills were two. 1. The
Senate bill provided .that no charter for a
railway company should issue until $lO,OOO
a mile had been subscribed; while the House
bill deManded a.
,subscription of only $4,000
&mile. 2. The House bill fixed the °inside
limit , of borrowing 'at $20,000; while the
Senate bill fixed it at the amount of the paid
The bill, as passed, fixes the the amount
of subseriptiens'reqUisite to the obtainment
of - 6 charter at $10;000 a Mile; and allows
of borroWing to . double. the amount of sub
scriptions, whatever that may be. •
I.Now, - we maintain that the bill, as passed,
'is a good ,one,—a much better one, looking
at all . the interests properly to be taken into
the account, than the House bill,'as orig
inally reported: We come to this conch'-
because we have an invincible dislike
to building railways by questionable expe
dients. "Moonshine is good in its place, 'but
it ought not to stand instead' of solid Ma
terials when g:veat works are to be Con
structed, Rail4ay -bonds have become fa
orite mediums, for swindling the public, and
it is not well. to. offer- special facilities to their
employment in that, direction by men whose
ideas of • enterprise, consist mainly, if not
_making money for them
selves, no matter how„ only so that they do
not get into the penitentiary, and without ,
regard to what amount of suffering. they
create or non whorit it falls.
It sounds pleagantlY enough to talk about
capitalists protecting themselves by a care
nil scrutiny info the value of railway.securi
ties before,they make investments. Dut, it
must not be forgotten, that when great bank
ing houses take railway loans they rarely or
never hold them, or mean to hold them, but
push them off upon their clients on the
strength of their established reputations for
business sagacity. These clients are com
monly persons living on - salaties, as clergy
men, clerks and the like ; widows, orphans,
executors of trusts, lawyers, physicians, far-;
niers, mechanics andothers, who have made
small savings against _periods of illness or
old age. These are the ordinary ,victims.
&lready there , has been a good deal too
much of this; and we are fully of the be
lief that railW : ays had better remain unbuilt,'
than to be constructed by indirectly fleecing
multitudes of confiding people.
lln the end all railway lines that will pay,
I will be made_and put in operation. If the
I people of a particular district wish to hurry
results out of the natural order of develop
ment, in this regard, there is uo fairer way
for them than to make actual subscriptigns,
I somewhat ratably to the advantages they
expect to derive through the enhancement
; l in value of real estate, or through the
quickening and cheapening - of facilities for
commercial, transaction& ._ When they have
done this, it, willbe time enough to summon
credit to their aid. ,
'lt is passible; licrWever,, that experience
will demonstrate tin - bill passed by the
Legislature :to: be, top staingektt, _notwith
standing our belief to the contrary. 'lf
this shall appear, ,it will be easy, at any
futuie perind, to.remedy whateirer defects
May be disclosed. _ '
- Meanwhile the bill, as it stands, is assailed
from two different quarters, and by tWo
sets of men who ought not to be found co
operating to a common end.
el. The opponents of Freedom in Rail
roading assail it; some' df them openly and
others by dissimulation and subterfuge.
The latter • sort, masking their real inten:
tions by, a thick veil of , hypoCrisy, haite en
deavored to persuade the Governor that in
vindication of Ins. personal pledge, and of
the honor of the Repu4can party, formally
committed at Williamsport, he ought to veto
the bill. They. have, indulged high en
pections of succeeding inthis disreputable
genie, though, we apprehend, the Governor
. baSitot; for so much as a moment, -been per
influenced *their representations:-
2,, some gerisflleitie# of 4 3 a PreeAall
roadlo3M assail it. So, absorbed are theyin
the idea" of Winihig the/ construction of the
largest Possible numbe r ' es of- 1 0 1 , lwaY
that they overlook the means by which the
eyired exult is 4o -watikineksumithol
lateral infelicities and losses ..likely to Clime.
On ground, new and untried, they propose
to rush headlong, rather ..than• make. their
nap under the Safe illumination of expeti
Against both of these classes we are con
strained to enter an carnestyroteSt.
Mit, there is still another view to ate taken
of, the case. : The Republican Party gave its
solemn pledge to pass a genuine Free Rail,
road Law. That pledge it has redeemed,
so far as the legislative bodies are concerned;
and as we think, in spirit as well aS it let
te. It suits soine: Republican journids,
nevertheless, to clamorously aver in sub
dance, that the' Republican party has not
made good its promises, but stands so dis
honored as to be unworthy of further confi T
(fence. They do not say thik in express
terms; but this is the natural and inevitable
inference from what they affirm. If the
facts sustained this Conclusion, while we
should deeply regret their existence, we
should not endeavor either to conceal them
or break their force. 'We hold that the first
duty of a publie r journal is not to the politi
cal party with which it in the main concurs,
and hence acts, but to • Truth, Justice and :
Honor. It cannot do a better service, when
its party falls into error or is swept away
from the true course by sudden exeitements,
than to•say so fearlessly, and to insist upon
a return to better sentiments and healthier
action. But there seems to be no excuse for.
Republican journals, upon matters of- detail
and on points not yet brought to the
test of experience, to set up their judgments
as the . standard of orthodoxy, and virtually
to denounce . the party as 'insincere, : false and
treacherous, because it takes 'a different view
of these matters, and leans to the side of
prudence in concerns which vitally touch
the pecuniary interests of large classes of
citizens. Such conduct is all the more cen
surable at the opening of a Presidential can
vass when it is:essential, for the protection
of.paramount national interests, that the Re
publican hosts should not only fall into line,.
but should do so with enthusiasni, arising
from aYrofound conviction. that the avowed
principles of their party are not only sound
and beneficent, but that the animus that per.-
cedes and controls it is pure, honorable and
unselfish. We can understand why er.einies
in disguise should resort to this species of
tactics, but when they are displayed by those
we have reason to believe to be real
friends, we are constrained seriously to
\ question their discretion, andsto regard theth
'as guideS most unsafe for any RepubliCans
THE ciurx :JUSTICE.
It seems hardly worth the while to reit- •
crate the opinion we have'so often expressed
I that Chief Justice CHASE never will. as he
never could, be .a Democratic candidate for
the Presidency. The idea is only possible
on the basis of an entire surrender of avowed
principles, either by him or by the party.
which would now tempt him to a betrayal
•of his'official trust and of his personal integ
rity:-.-Would he surrender his financial
lopinions? Or, - will.Westeni Depocrats leave
I their own ground to meet him ? Would he
ignore the Republican policy . Of reconstruc
tipn to which he was long since committed ?
Would he repudiate that impartial suffrage r
'which he has advocated, even since he was
elevated to the Bench, with such consistent
li ability?? Or, would the ;Democracy accept
/both reconstruction and equal political rights
irrespective of race? Would the very large
and influential copperhead wing of the De
mocracy receis l e kindly a candidate whose
past services to the Union uite been so con
spicuous arid efficient ? any of our read--
ers can see the slightest likelihood that the
Democracy will ignore its past ten years'
record, or that Mr. CHASE would, ex
change for all of the reputation, which he
has acquired for history, be . content . with
the possessiOn of any office within the gift
of his countrymen, he can „see more than
we can. We will only.. add that;
while the Democratic intrigue .to in
fluence the present 'action, of the
Chief Justice is too shallow and impudent
even for contempt,we have also regretted to
perceive, in some professedly Republican
quarters, -a most unworthy readiness to de
'nounce the admirable impartiality and the
high regard for the dignity of the position
With which the Chief Justice presides over
the highest:tribunal of the nation.. Whether
these criticisms be prompted merely by an
over-zealous apprehension that the man who',
is'on trial may unjustly escape punishment,
or by a lingering sentiment of distrust for
the Judge who was once a bold and success
ful politician, and like all such, counting his
worst enemies in the ranks 'of his own par
ty,the censure is undeserved, and the suspi
cions are most unworthy. It is but four
days since, in a general conversatiOn with a
friend,.Judge CnAsE declared:, would
rather go down to posterity, as a pure and
upright Judge than as a President of the
United .States. Who among his intelli
gent and fair-minded countrymen can doubt
that this declaration expressed :the nearest
and dearest sentiment of Ids heart? The
country, fortunately, understands thdt &can
repose the Most. implicit confidence in the
fidelity and impartiality of the Court and
its presiding or. Nor as the;cause of the
people so weak' that we need'have a fear for
TUE MONEY VALUE OW LIFE OR
A bill now pending before our Legislature
proposes to limit the money value of lives
lost or of lesser bodily injuries inflicted upon
railway passengers in this State, through the
mischances inddent to that method of car
riage. We trust that; no such:measure will
meet with^ the legislative approval. The
very idea of affixing a set price to human
life, or of cOmputing in advance a horizontal
tariff upon lesser personal injuries, is itself
_so shocking to the Common moral sense of
society, as' to forbid that any enlightened
`legislator should serionslyi entertain for a
moment the revolting proposition„ The
spirit of our lawif, Whether statutorror
rived from precedents and decisions of
hundreds 'of years.'in the mother country,
Pea, ,ver recpgritAed q ae,cll best `
iiie,lts reference in each' ease;.witli Ml the
attendant peculiar circumstances, to the con-
• t • •
-MAACK • •
sideration of a jury, conferring upon that
jury the amplest •discretion 1 and enforcing
upon its deliberations but one single principle
of law, viz: of the absolute inability of the
'common carrier to escape from the just
penalty of his own actual- or construe-
Lice neglect. This principle of , ,' law,-
explained. defined • and hedged in by •
distinctions setting forth its.. precise
interpretation, stand's today, as it has stood
for hundreds- of years, unshaken. Binder
this principle, courts and juries 1 aye always
been able id' -each the ends of substantial
justice. -..Noi has this justice, as a rule, been
vindictive. 'The: - verdicts of juries -have ever
been more likely to undervalne than to
over estimate the'pecuniary worth of ;life or
limb. That there may be cued occasional
exceptions is no argument against the rule
or the long-settled practice, in this regard,
"of English and American law. We hold
therefore that—as justice has ever been sub
stantially ,administered uider the law as it
is—as courts have never be n..disposed- to
expand the principfe.nor hav , succeeded in
contracting its (gyration - 1.)) improper re
strictionsi-a7 juries haVe in he main Satis
fied by theiryerdiets the ends , of justice be
tween suitors with the uniform approbation,
of. societythe rule establish d and con
firmed by the experience an wisdom Of
generations should not now be
,et aside. i.
At this time last year the prospeetS were
flattering for abundant harvests and low
nrics.. 'ln conseqUence of which there Was a
general expectation that the cost of provi
sions falling off, the:7e would follow such an
adjustment Of the wages oflahor in the de
partments of mechanical and manufacturing
industry.as would impart a fresh and i.igor
ous impulse to production. These ciilcula
tion, were doomed to disappointment. The
'crops did not prove as bountiful as was an
ticipated. A large foreign demand, induced
partly:..by shbri - crops 41 Europe, and, partly
by the war preparations of a number of the
leading nariOrij on that..continent, caused
such an eifi"Ortf . of meats 'andpreadsttiffs as
Maintained the former'firices. Lever before,
in six months, Was - so much - food sent out of
this country, or'so high, ,prices realized. .
Of course this' export ,demand afforded
certain definite and pluable commercial ad
vantages in furnishing means for liquidating,
in part, at least, the obligations created by
vast purchases of general merchandise. ,
In addition to the before mentioned causes
for the continuance of disproportionate and
oppressive-rates for provisions, an impres
sion obtained that the Southern Stittcs,,as
a whole, were short of food, while in par=
ticular districts the scarcity must reduce the :
population-to the verge of starvation, 2 Thai
scarcity existed in some 7 narrow localities is
certain, but the fact- that, for mouths past, -
altubst all vessels arriving mirth froM sciuth
ern ports have brought considerableguanti- .
ties of corn for sale: clearly refutes the idea
that there was not bread enough in that di
vision of the country for the people„ - -Still, so
long as the opinion prevailed that an actual
scarcity existekit tended to keep up prices:
The export_ demand has almost:entirely
ceased,. thus causing a marked deficit in the •
grosY value commodities . sent, abroad
during the last three months; as compared jlllj
With the corresponding portion-of the year
before. There would seem to be no present
available resource to cover this defMit but in.
the shipment of coin and national, state or.
All the auguries and reports relative tothe
approaching crop are favorable. The fall
ing of heavy-.snows early in the winter,
over mast of the wheat growing territories,
and the uninterrupted continuance of these
snows upon the ground until the spring had
fairly set in, were circunistances full of en
couragement. The winter was so severe, ••
and the cold continued unabated-to So late a
period that it is reasonably-ealculated the
spring will •be warm and. pmpitious- For
two or three weeks past the plow. and har
m* have been in motionllfroughout, the
Southwest. At the rate of from ten to fif
teen miles each day the vernal season'moves
northward, so that it is easy to calculate
how long it will take for these :agricultural
implenients to obtain motion even along the
'shores of Lake Superior. . .
It is, hardly, probable that an extraordi
nary. European demand will occur this year
for food from this country. The breadth of
land sown will certainly prove beyond pre
cedent, and unless special - and unforeseen.
causes of failure shall arise, the yield will be,
so bountiful as to adjust many , of the em ,
barrassments under which the.laboring pop
ulation all the large tow's are now suf
HON. TuolLts WILLIAMS is thus sketched
bye Philadelphia Press correspondent :
"Mr. Williams is perhaps the mildest look
ing of all the Managers. Of all the men in
the world, no one would, take ( hini for
a leader such an impprtant move
ment as the ;one now pending before us.
Not that he does not look capable, but be
cause his sayer loclui and whitened beard,
mild blue eyes, and pleasing countenance,
suggest the idea of. a good-livimg, retired
lawyer. whO is satisfied with his - condition.
and would avoid publicity. He was an
original impeacherwith Boutwell, Butler,
Logan and Thad Stevens. He talks careful
ly, without brilliancy in anything, but with
remarkable, effect, I produced by an impres
sion.conveyed at first glance that hals hon
est and earnest in what ne says. Although
he seems to be retiring in his nature, there
are but few men in Congress who - have more
warm and true friends than ho has, jand his
personal popularity gives' him great intiu
MoNEv is said to be "tighter" in
Wall street just now than at any previous
period for years, and no relief is looked for
until after the first week of April. Although
no panic exists; the pressure of !the stFews
is said to be very severe, and attendedwith
great injury'to the reviving interests oftrade
and business; The'eauses assigned for the
existing state.of things are as various as the
financial theories of the journals which dis
cuss them, scarcely lug
,two agreeing in
their explanations. • •a ut
e 4111 ,
Seniciatil - Aiiii tire heldVithe Supreme
Court to be liable to the, payment' vr• taxes
levied by thefritate authority upon their •iie
posits,. 'whether intastedlin Federal
ties or not. - • ,
The press of the country ( announces that
President Jormoi: and his two daughters
attended the funeral of W .M. SLADE, ft
colored man, and, steward of the White
Houk. There has seldom been S better
comment on the Meaning of the term "col
ored" as applied to men. If it meant' dark
hue of skin, the announcement' would be
that our colored President, 'accompanied by
his colored and white daughter, had attend- .;
ed the funeral of the white steward of the I
White House. If the gradations of cotor
,between President JorrxsoN and Wm.
SLADE were represented, on an artist's pal- 1
lette, there would be three shades., percepti
ble to. one familiar with flesh tints, between
the President and the steward; the President
being that much the darker. Mrs. PAT
TERSON is also of ;inucli darker complexion
than was Mi. SLADE.; who was . fair fbri a
white man, and bore so strong a resem
blance to Chief .. . Justice CHASE,. Until Mr.
Cirisi became very corpulent, 'that
few brothels 7 are so much .alike.
The top 4 his head was bald, and
the white hair whie.l surrounded it
gave no sign•of curl. His eyes.were a light
blue gray,' and there was not a hint of
blood in the fonniof any feature. It was so
easy for him to pass for a white man that he
not unfrequently had to'admit his claiins to
the title of. colored. Even street-car con
ductors, the most keen-Scented of all the
blood hounds of oppressiOn, were wont to
pass him, and any member of his family, as
a "gentleman and Servant," for his wife is a.
dark quadroon, and all their children show
the negro blood. M. SLADE was reputed
to be the son of aj:nited States Senator. He
was 'educated, refined and glntlemanly, a
member of the Presbyterian church, consci
entious and honorable. He would have had
no difficulty in ignoring all connection with
the oppressed race, of which one of his
mother's great-grandfathers, was one, cast
ing in his lot with that of the oppresSors to
which all his other ancestors belimged; but,
like MUSES who -refused to be ‘icalled the
son. of PuAnAart'a daughter," he ranged
hiMself with thoSe who were waiting, pray
ing and working for the elevation of a race
given over to the spoiler by the rapacity of
a nation boasting of its justice. '
He was long a messenger in the Treasury,
Department. He removed at one time to .
Ohio to educate his .children, but found the
social-disadvantages so much greater in that
free State than in the district when it was
slave territorV, that be returned, was once
.more appointed messenger and held that
place until about a year before Mr. LINCOLN'S
death, when he.was adVanced to be his spe
cial messenger!: Mr. JONSON found him
in that office, and he remained in it until by
hiS own request he was relieved from this
personal attendance and reade'Steward. By
economy and judicious investments he ac-
cumulated a handsome property, and was
liberal, according to his means. His wife
was one of the:good angels of the war, and
many a poor contraband and wounded, sol
dier had reason to bless her for her untiring
labors: That love of finery," ascribed to
the "female negro" by Helper, was left out
of her composition; LLTCRETTA MOTT is not
more plain in her attire and very little more
dignified 'in ber demeanor than is Airs.
THE LATE STEWARD OF THE WHITE
They lived in handsome style, observing
all the etiquette or refined and cultivated life:
and one of their daughters 'was the most
beautiful woman, I have ever seen. She
was educated 'and accomplished; and, for
her sake, her father had intended emiTratinT
to France that she might be relieved from the
odium of our American caste. But the
brilliant Josephine fell in love with a young
quadroon, a SOU of WORMLEY, the proprie
tor of "The Wormley Block," An elope- ,
ment and mariiage followed, and the young
bride, soon after,. died of diptheria. Mr.
SLADE never ,recovered from the effects of
this great sorrow. He is one of those who
has an account, in the general judgment,
against his countrymen 'for the injustice
which attaints the blood• of millions, while
proclaiming, in their fundamental law, that
no bill of attainder can ever. be passed.
Well 'Might ANDREW JontisoN attend his
funeral; for in his grave was laid many a
broken pledge, of justice to the dciwntrodden.
To no man had he promised more on behalf
of Whoin he was to lead, as Moses, and to
no man had he labored harder to explain
himself away. JANE G. SWISSRELM,
LETTER FROM PRILADELEHIA,
The Snow Storm—The Late Convention
-Save me From my Friends—The Eva_ n-
Correspondende of the Pittsburgh Gssettr.3
PititiintrnrA, March 21,. 1868
The, snow storm commeneed about five
o'clock last evening and continued uninter
ruptedly all night and all this day so far.
The snow is now from ~twelve to fourteen
inches deep on a level. - In some places, al
though &Mali and heavy, , is.considerably
drifted, for the wind, during the night, was
It .is somewhat singular that we have
news by telegraph this morning of - heavy.
snow storms yesterday at Byffalo, Washing
ton and Baltimoie, while here not a particle
fell nntil •after• five o'clock, and at ten
o'clock last night we bad not over one inch.
The railways are blocked and trains de:
tained. Those on the >Pennsylvania mid
due this morning are detained at Downing
town. - ' .
Political matters are quiet, and everybody
seems to be of one mind as to the result of
the impeachment trial. The action of the
State . Convention in the matter of the ap
pointment of delegates to the Chicago Con
vention is, I think, generally condemned.
It was an ill-considered movement on the
part of the friends of Gov. Curtin, and'was
consummated under the'stroag pressure of
the enthusiasm of the ,hour, > Certain, , it is,
that It has damaged that. gentleman's pros
pects more than anything that his opponents
were able to do.
.= The better way to-correct'
this error is for the people of 'the' several
diStricts to go on and. appoint their delegates
to Chicago—not itt opposttien to Curtin, but
in vln4icitthiii of popular irght—and :then
1% the autkora of this bltiii4 - 0; forbear to
:offer, any serious 0 1 3 pbtiltiOnlq, %ink ' 441111s „"
'slant P,ThA may beversonauy,paraaglajtz , w
Wine 'Who Mok tbs.bite.titto
ventlon; but we c cannbt , .. , help Aliat e , :pitten
must, as a general thing, reap what they sow.,
aV0a%44 , ,
In this way Gov. Curtin may escape the re
uit of the indiscretion of his friends, to
call their action by no harsher terra..
never heard of any man .who had more
cause to utter the hackneyed cry, "Save
me from my friends ! " than he.
Next week tiler& is to be a general Con
vention of representatives from the several
denominations of evangelical Christians
from all.parts, held in this city—not to work
at the technicalities of a formal organic'
union, but to discuss - together The great in
terests of their common faith, and. to take
measures for a still More cordial co-opera
tion in the work of evangeliiation. It is
expected to be a meeting of unusual interest,
and it is a significant and hopeful sign of
the times. It is. written, "They shall see,•
and flow tog - ether." . J. C
Soldiers , and Sailors , 'National Convent'
There will be a convention held in China.:
go on the 19th ..)f Slay next, composed of
soldiers and sailors of the late war, to piacti
in nomination ,candidates for the offices of
I'resident and Vice President.
At the Soldiers' State Coniention, held
in Philadelphia on the ktli of January last,
General James A. 'Beaver, its presiden4 .
was directed to appoint the deleguites from
this State, and they were instructed to vote
for Grant and Chrtin. • •
We have received the following list of
gentlemen selected by General Beaver.
Gen. J.T. Hartr4nft, Gen. Charles H. T.
Collis, Gen: A. L. Pearson, Gen. Harry
White, Gen. , . Lemuel Todd, and Gen'. Har
rison Allen. '
•I. Col. H. C. Alleman, Col. 1%1%.;ei; Aso
and Lieut. Samuel C. Perkins.
H. Gen. Hector Tyndale Col. Isaac Par
ker, and Major Richard Ellis:
. 111. Col. William B. Mann, Lieut. Nathan
Spering, and Benjamin Thomas.
IV. Gen. S. Irwin Givin, Capt. Harry
Conner, and Capt. W. J. Mackey.
V. Gen. Charles M. Prevost, Gen. Joshua
T. Owen, and Capt. Alfred Marble.
VI. Gen. IV. M. Mintzer, Major W.
Yerks, and Col. W. H. Hammersley.
VII. Col: N. A. Pennypacker, Col. Geo,.
F. Smith, and Hiram-Eves.
VIII. Copt. C. D.. Elliott, Capt. Wm. A.
'Sands, and Capt. Geo. W‘ Durrell.
IX. Gen. J. W. Fisher, Col. W. L. Baer,
and Dr. A. M. Barr.
X. Col. D. S. Mathews, Col. J. G. Frick;
and Gen. J. IC Siegfield.
XI. Gen. Chas. • Albright, Col. W.
'Armstrong, and Gen. J. L. Selfridge.
XII. Col: Henry Hoyt, Col. F. S. Hitch
cock, and Col. Lewis Burnett.
XIII. Gen. H. J. Madill, CoL A. J. Frick,
and Lieut. H. R. Durham.
xrv. Col. H. J. Sheaffer,- Col. John Me-
Cleary, and Scott Clingan.
XV. Col. P. B. Kauffman, Capt. W. H.
Irauricks, and Lieut., Samuel Foster.
XVI. Gen. W. D. Dickson, Capt. Sidney
Russell, and Capt. Ed. McPherson.
XVII. Gen. J. P. , Taylor, Col. R. A. Mc-
Coy, and Capt. Joseph A. Green.
Major Jese Merrill,- Major
Nichols, and .Capt. c',4,1.
XIX. Gen. H. L. Brown, Col. E. Irwin,
and Lieut. A. B..lleClain.
XX. Col. S: B. Dick, Col. A. P. Duncan,
and Capt. Geo. W. Westlake.
XXI. Gen. J. .F. Gallagher, Capt. W. C.
'Gordon, and Capt. Anvil S. Fuller.
XXII. Col. H. Biddle Roberts, Major E.
A. Montooth, and Capt. John ,McConnell.
XXIII. Gen.' Chas: Barnes, Gen. S. M.
Jackson, and G. W. Black.
XXIV. Capt. M. R. Adams, Hon. J. R.
Kelly, and Capt. W. W. Gibson.
—The Committee appointed to investigate
the charges of bribery - agianst the members
of the Missouri Legislature and others re
ported that no evidence could be proctired
to substantiate the charges. . -
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ANOTHER ; . CURE.OF
I lost my hearing during the last. years Ira:S.of
the time I was totally : deaf: In April of this yearl
was induced, from an .adiertiseteent, to make ap.
plication to Da. Sicralm,,3lslo Wenn, street, Pitta
burgh. After having tried various medicines from
doctors, without any.*Ueftt, I hive been under Tor.
Beyser , s treatment lieu' for pearly two'months, and
am entirely restored to my hessinit..so that I can
hear a pin drop.' . . -Joluf SCANLAN.
A man called to-days it Dr. Beyser's once to _
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Pnt.Morraux RzsvOitartyz. list these .cUres
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cures are mademnceordance. With the established
laws that govern the silence; of medicine:, In which
he Das been engaged for the put twenty-tive . , years.
Last week he was alio in receipt of a letter from a
clergyman , ln the State of Ohio, detailing another
most wonderlul core.,
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