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CITY AND BIIIIIMMAN.
Daily Prayer fTeeting--Frcim 12 rt. to
- 12:80 o'clock at the Methodist Chord:L.)lllth
.street, neat door to GAZETTE office.
Td p St. Clair street Suspension Bridge is
- swept off every inidnight.
Coundhh.-.The deport of the Districting
^lCommittee will be presented to Councils
Thu Committee rooms used by the Ails-r Councils have been roTainted s - nd
Base Alleghiny Base Ball
Club will N altdt - DetroiVaext Fiiday; by in-
Vitiation, to play a match game with the
aolatkin that city.
Comm muter monthly meeting of
l'ittaburgh Oonneila will be • held at two
'coslok this afternoon lathe Council Chain
Imre, City Building.
Benteaeed -- Bill
lannax auks . Grace Lee,
morwSeted in the Court of quarter Sessions
of the larceny of a coat, was sentenced on
isatauday to three months in the county
Van Street Cenuntssioner of Allegheny
is actively engaged in grading and paving
- theatreats;in the Fifth and Sixth wards
three of them being under way at the pres
Initorderly.--james Sims was arrested on
Second street near Market yesterday for
disorderly conduct. He was confined in
the look-tlp and will have a hearing this
A German woman, in endeavoring to get
on &metal W 84073 at the corner of Diamond
alley and Smithfield street on Saturday
afternoon, fell heavily to the ground. She
was slightly injured.
Eiremenla ReliefAssociation.—A meeting
od . the Firemen's Relief Association will be
_held this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, in the Hall
of the Firemen's Association, city building.
A. fall attendance of the members is de
Growling.—There was considerable
growling and grumbling done by the citi
zens of the South Side, Saturday, who came
ever to market, and had to catry their bas
kets home, in consequence of the cars not
ki!aat Driving.--Officer Moorhead arrested
Henry Hahn last evening at the corner of
I'M 'and Smithfield treets, for fast dri
"ving. He was taken to the lock-up, but
released, on W as
a bonus for his
appearance this morning.
In Our Notice of the Aintnnte Reunion
at the Pittsburg 'Female College we should
have stated that the grand banquet beards
of the occasion were spread In the prover
bial Style of Mr. D. C. Herbst, of the Ordi
ntuar, who was the caterer for the occasion.
Fell off a Wagon;--Orr Saturday morn. .
ing the driver of a team of horses attached
to a heavy store wagon, while turning the
corner of Fedeial and Ohio streets, was
thrown from his seat andfell to the ground,
fraeturing his leg and sustaining severe in
juries on other parts of his body.
Station Mottsea—The Mayor at a meet
ing of the Police Committee Sa turday even
ing, brought up the subject of station houses,
which was taken into favorable considera
tion by that body, and a sub-committee of
three appointed to confer with the Com
mittee on City Property relative to the mat
Market Difficulty.—Atistie Hogan and
...Tames MlTighe had a little difficulty with
the Clerk of the Market on Saturday in re
gard to the. occupation of a stand. They
- were arrested on a +Warrant issued by Al
2derman Humbert, and after paying the
ooata and promising to vacate, were dis
Recovering... -Thos. Cahoon, a resident
of Allegheny, who was scalped by the In
dians on the Plains sometime ago, 'an ac
count of which was published in the GA
zsrrs, has arrived at home. He is at pre
sent confined to his bed, but is improving,
and his attending physician, Dr. Barnaby,
thinks he , will ultimately recover.
To' Property Owners.—The Street Com
missioners have advertised for proposals
for the removal of water paves and stop
cocks projecting above the -.sidewalk.
.Propertv owners will do well to attend to
the matter. and have all such obstructions
removed from the sidewalks .in front of
their property beibre the bit of next month.
New have received from C:
C. Mellor the well known music dealer
and publisher, No. 81 Wood street, a copy
of a new , song Just issued, entitled - " Don't
Forget Me, Mary, Dear." The song,
ten and arranged for the piano byldr.John
Bummers, is exquisitely melodious while
the words are very pretty.. It , is , destined
to become popular.
lbeeture.—A lecture on the subject of
"Chinese Customs and Religion " will be
given in the Union Baptist Chnich, Grant
street, ,by Wong-sa-Ree, a • young China
man, who ie on a visit to this country. The
lecturer ia :endeavoring -.to raise funds' to
enable him to educate hirumlf. The It o
ture_this evening being for that purpose. A
general invitation is extended to the public
to be present.
' saloon Keeper in fironble . .--Prank Wei=
gandt, a saloon keeper, on Water Street, - is
again in trouble. Saturday John O'Brien
made information before the Mayor charg
lng Weigandt with ag..gravated aseattlt and
battery. He alleges that he was - in the sa
looil of the accused he was struck
and knocked down with • a slung -shot or
'some other' heavy instrument. Sainnel
Lynch at the same time made information
charging bins -with assaiflt"and hatterY and
alsb with selling liquor on Sunday'. Wei
gandt was arrested and held for a hearing
Held to Bail.—Two of the parties, Leon
-ard Hartman and John Thornton, implica
ted in the assault on Balthauser Herbert at a
plc nio on Troy Hill, about a week ago, had
a week ago, a notice of which appeared in
the :Gomm 's, had a second hearing before
Mayor Drum, on Saturday morning, on a
chirge; - firfelonione assault and Vattern
preferred against them by 'Lawrence Si
mon. In default of 82,4389 bail they were
committed fora further , hearing .ox the Bth
of Only. Baltbauser,has not yetrecoyered;
Lint "-is. dill, suffering from the injuries re
Ferocious •Irrog.--Samuel 'Patterson
made information before the Mayor, Satur
day, chatt lag .l'oph :11hichf with - keePing
a ferocious dog. The dog t it !smears,. is a
"black and tad.'` riirdrier;`and, Saturday
the defendant caught a' rat In a trap and
took it in the street to let She dog kill it.
The prosecutor, who is a boy,' 'was standing
by to see the “fan" and when the rat was
let out of the trap struck at it with a "rat
tan." The dog • thhAing,the boy Struckst
him, seized him by" the leg and bit him se
verely. The defendant was arrested and
taken'to the Mayor's office, where the Cade
_ A -Vicious -woman:
Yesterday morning W. fly loner, a color
ed man, came tp the Mayor's ,office and
made informatiOn; charging his wife with
asittllt and lititteri,,„:lt,4ippetit Jliat
came home on Sgu i pasylaightly intoxicat
ed; and quarreled' witblia wife, and .. .obe
alleges struck her wittiitit; wberittrpou
she seized a rasor,andet4 e ibizAPOthounlY brt
three places. Thetirst tti)ke was on the
right ear, -which WWI , Severed hi ' , twain; the
second auf uglygashaabovg , the'-right
4711, and. the , third ebMPl4$44/ ash=
-the right atu3elt:iftlici itabtrree.aallaihe
;to bail for a hearing this morning,
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A Woman Sl-.ty Years of Age Poisons
Herself u - Viti Arsenic.-Cotonoes Taves.
The old• and well established opinion,
which has prevailed for time "wherein the
the memory of man runneth not to the con
trary," that. "life is sweet" under any clr
emrustances, is- meeting with a flit contra
diction in the mania for self-murder, we
• call it nothing else, which prevails, not only
in this immediate locality but throughout
the country to an alarming extent. It is
confined to no particular ,section of the
country, or to any particular class of per
sons. The aged and the youthful; the rich
and the poor, black and white; male and
female. all h ave representatives in eternity ,
who have gone there• with the irreparable
crime of self-mardee on their souls.
In fact suicides are of so frequent occur
rence that almost any issue of our city pa
pers con: ain aotonntsof one or more. The
last case is thatof Mrs. Baird, wife of James
Baird, residing at Woods Run, a lady over
sixty years of age; who came to her death
on Saturday, about four o'clock, from the
effects of arsenic, taken wilfully and with
,the intention of committing suicide. The
deceased has raised p family of children,
sad it appears from the evidence adduced
at the inquest, which we publish it full,
she had for some time past resided with her
son and had complained of bad treatment
from, his wife, which she • assigned as the
cause of her rash act. The Coroner held
an inquest Saturday evening, when the fol
lowing facts were elicited:
James Baird, sworn—Am the husband of
deceased; she was sixty years of age; often
said she would leave me, but never threat
ensd to take her life.
Mrs. Sarah -Thompson, sworn --Deceased
came into my house at half-past eleven
o'clock A. x. Saturday; told me that her
husband had seen in the papers that a wo
man had killed herself with arsenic; she
ask me how much arsenic it took to kill a
person; I told her I thought ten cents worth
would be sufficient; she then went home
and some ten minutes afterward was taken
sick and I was sent for; her husband gave
me a paper which he said. she had given
him, and I looked and saw it was labeled
arsenic; I asked her why she had taken
poison and her answer was that trouble in
duced her to take it; asked what the trouble
was, and she replied that her daughter-in
law treated her badly; she spoke no more,
except to say that she was burnihg up in
side; she died about four o'clock in the af
ternoon; she was not under the influence of
liquor when she was in my house in the
morning, but I have frequently seen her
She wanted me to cook some meat she had
bought for her husband; I did not do it, as
I thought she might have put some poison
J. H. McCready, sworn--:Am a druggist
at Woods Run; deceaased came to key store
about one o'clock P. id., Saturday, and
asked for a quarter's worth of arsenic, say
ing that she wanted it to kill rats aud mice;
she, said her daughter-in-law's children
were at Rilbuck and would not be at home
for two weeks, and that it would be a safe
time to poison the rats; gave her one ounce
of arsenic and ' labelled it "poison;" in
about two hours afterwards her son came
to my store for Dr. Frank; the Dootor was
sick and I went up to the house and gave
her an emetic. She never bought poison of
me before; had confidence in her; other
wise would not have given her the poison.
The jury found that deceased came to her
death from the effects of , arsenic adminis
tered by her own hands.
Death from poison.
Saturday morning, about seven o'clock,
Alexander Burns, laborer at Moorhead's
mills, in Soho, died audaenly from the ef
fects of a dose of laudanum. Tne deceased,
for several years vast, has been afflicted
with rheumatism, in consequence of which
he has been unable to work steady, and it
is stated by his friends that he frequently
took laudanum to relieve the suffering pro-
duced by the _disease. Friday evening he
stated to some of his friends that he would
not work the next day. and after eating his
supper he went to a drug store in the neigh
borhood and asked for ten cents worth of
laudanum, which was put in a two ounce_
vial he had brought with him to receive it. i
After receiving the vial and paying for it
he concluded it was not as much as he de
sired and requested the druggist to give
him twenty-five cents worth, wherenponl
the bottle was filled. He then returned ;
,home and retired about nine o'clock that"!
night on the floor of the first room, where
it appears he hid been accustomed to sleep
for some time past. He said nothing So any
of his family, or any one else about - having
the laudanum. The youngest daughter
went into the room to call him for break
fast, when he answered her, stating that he
did not want anything to eat. She then
left the room, and returned about an hour
later, when she fownd him asleep, and being
unable to awake him called her mother and
older sister, who came into the room and
discovering that there was something wrong
ran out and called in some of the neigh
bors and sent for Dr. Cutler. Several ladies
came in, but too late to render any assist
ance, as the unfortunate man expired in a
few moments after their arrival. The doc
tor did not reach the house for several min
utes after his death. The eldest daughter
upon entering the room the first time dis
covered the bottle which had contained the
laudanum lying on the hearth, empty. It
was properly labeld and marked •wison.”
Coroner Clawson held an inquest on Satur
day morning when the.jury found “That
the deceased came to hisdeath on the morn
ing of the 27th of June, from the effects of
laudanum administered by his own hands."
The family think--that he took an over
dose accidentally but the facia would War
rant a different conclusion.
The debeased was about flity-seten years
of age and leaves a wife and four children,
the youngest of whom is about fourteen
years old, -
informal Meeting of yrinelpals of • Pitts.
An informal meeting of the City Super
intendent and Principals of the Public
Schools of Pittsburgh was held on Satur
day afternoon in the Chapel of the Central
High School... The object of the meeting
.was to consult in regard to the .establish
ment of a uniform grade of studies in the
different departments of all the schools.
Heretofore it:seems that eactrward has act
ed independently in this matter, but since
the consolidation of the city and the conse
quent enlargement ot the school system, it
deemed aclviiable to have it methodical
ly arranged so as to
.prevent all clashings,
and , -1.0 1 411110, ,regular Inansaeruent
throughout the city. As 'the atrial' was
merely preliminary nothing was done be
yond the interchange of views and the ap
pointment of a committee to take the sub
ject into' consideration.': ' •
There was quito a favorable expression
;of opinion in regard to the establishment
of aoity tormatechool, a suggestion which
we would like Areee tarried out.'
• neaten by a Woman •
Jaines Langan made infOriruition beibre
- the Mayor,- on. Saturday,..: charging Jane
Mnrphr with assault 'and battery. 'lt ap
poi!ra that Mrs. Murphy's. husband. rented
ardom In the prosecutor's . house which he
and his family ocoupled t and on Saturday;
Murphy item and demanded or hee the
rent. She iitiformqPilai Matter busbanti
paid the rent and that he lutist look Whim,
• for it. ,I.angen dl4 not., pay it
• he would put'har out of the haute, and she
say* took had ofther for , thatpurpone. /She ,
Vete& -up a fryint pan and dealt him $
401 c. , 14 oTh ti•ho• , 4o4d rill4l4ll.hklitseltild;.bint,
'down Ana AnCimareare gaan.in lib" a ealp.
inTiok•d and held fotii,
Bold Robbery In Allegheny—A House En
ter and Trunk Broken Into—Escape
of the,Rerpearatoril—, - • ' -
. . -
Last evening about "nine O'clock the dwel
ling house of Mr. John Young, corne r of
Webster street and WOrth alleY,` was made
the Eicene of one of the boldest robbenes
whichove have chronicled for a long time.
It- aPpears that while th'e fainily were in
the front part of the house, a man, , who is
descnbed a low, thick -set personage,
climbed up on a law porch in the rear of
the I building, gaining access from
it through an open window to the
premises on the second floor. For n While,.
as hel made no noise, no attention was
attntoted to the'scene of his ciPerations, of
which he seems to have taken the best ad
vantage, cutting open , a trunk and scatter-.
ing the contents:around the room, rum
maging through closets, wardrobes and
dressing bureaus, collecting a considerable
quantity of booty. He had almost finished
his operations, when one of the children ,
becoming restless, Mrs.
with a lamp up 'stairs to put it to bed.
I .Just at the head of the stairs she
met t e intruder, who was coming grit of
one f the with his plunder. ,
With/an oath atbeingintercepted he raised
a club which he carried and struck at the
lam P, endeavoring to knock it out of her
hani4 but missed his mark. The lady be
ing almost frightened to death gave a loud
scream to her son-in-law; who came run
ning up, being too late, however, to catch
the assailant, who escaped through the
window at which he had entered, to the
roof. I His disappearance was so sudden
that . several persons who were passing
thron e tb the alley at the time said they
notic no person jumping from the porch.
It w ;
surmised he had taken refuge in one
of the adjoining buildings. Acting on this
sup the police were summoned
and =ladelion a,
thorough examination of the
surrotindingpremises, failing, however, to
find the object of their search. It is
not known how much he was enabled to
carry way, as the contents of the trunk,
whit seems to have" had his special care,
are n known. Two of the coats which he
had secured from the wardrobe were.
dropl: din his flight, but the rest of the
booty, whatever it was, he succeeded in
takin with hirn. The robbery at such an
early our In the evening and in such a
populous part of the city, was certainly
one of extreme boldness and audacity.
Body Found—Foul Play Suspected,
Yesterday evening, between
four o'clock, the body of a drowned man
was found in the Monongahela river, at the
foot of Market street, by some boys who
were playing on the wharf, - and on being
brought to shore was identified as that
of Patrick McCracken, a shoemaker from
Brownsville. It appears that McCracken,
in company with J. B. White, from Madi
son, Indiana, Henry Sheppard and Christ.
—, the cook on the "Messenger," were
together Friday night at O'Rourke's tavern,
where they remained until alter eleven
o'clock, when they left, all being more or
less intoxicated. White and McCracken,
according to White's statement,went aboard
of the steamer Arinadillo to sleep, and
when they got on board McCracken was so
drunk that he could not get up stairs, and
was left lying In the engine house. W hite,
however, went up to the cabin and slept
until' morningß, and on coming down to
look for McC racken found his hat in the
engine room; but the man was gone. He
enquired for him at O'Rourke's but failed
to hear anything of him, and nothing more
was said about the matter until yesterday
when it appears White came up
to the Mayor's office and stated the fact
that McCracken had been missing since
Friday night, but gave none of the particu
lars of his disappearance. After the body
had been found and identified ()moor Mess
ner arrested White and took him to the
lock-up to await the Coroner's investiga
tion, which will take place this morning.
White Is a native of Madison,
has recently been engaged in the dental
business in St.louls, from whencohe came
to this city about two weeks since on the
steamer "Kate Robinson" in the capacity
of cabin boy. His object in coming hero
was to get employment at the dental busi
ness, at which he has worked for seven
years pait, but failing to obtain work of
that kind he made a trip to Louisville on
the tow boat "Mary Ann '+ as second cook,
returning to this city the first of last week.
He gives , his statemenkwith considerable
frankness, and his storyns a plausible one,
ago that it is probable that McCracken's
death was purely accidental.
The Birmingham Passenger Railway.
The Pittsburgh and Birmingham Passen
ger Railway Company have completed the
double track on their line to the Postoffice
switch; between Grosvenor and Denman
streets. The work of laying the additional
track from the western line of the borough
to its peesent terminus, which has been
under progress for some weeks past, was
completed Saturday evening, and the first
car passed over it at seven o'clock. At
nine o'clock Friday night the cars skipped
running for the purpose of giving the
workmen time to make the - connection
with the Postoffice switch and with the
terminus of the double track at eastern
lxmndery of &nth Pittsburgh, . with the
intention of completing the work in time
for the first car ,the next morning. The,
entire force went to work at the two points
named and labored faithfully all night,
and on Saturday until seven o'clock, before
the work was finished. The cars having
all been taken to the upper end of the road
Friday night, the result was that no cars
were running On, this and Saturday until
the time mentioned. The delay causes
considerable dissatisfaction on the part of
our Southside neighbors, but as it was un
avoidable they could censure no one
for it. We doubt exceedingly if they have
ever had a full appreciation ,of, the advan
tages of the road until they ware deprived
of its benefits. The road is one of the best
managed institutions in tho city, and will
now be enabled to offer greater accommo
dations, to its patrons. -
United States _ District Court.,—Judge
• In the United, States District Court on
Saturday; tHstrief Attorney Carnahan idled
libelein the following cases: ~ 4 z
United States vs. Two hundred and ten
`gallons of rectified whisky, claimed by
Frederick Weischel, of Serantop, Penn
sylvania. ' =
United States vs. Three barrels of -whis•
ky, owned by Strouse & Baum, of rhil
United States vs. Eight bthels of distilled •
spirits, reputed to be owned by D. G. Pond,
of Philadelphia, and seized at Scranton, Pa.
United States vs. two copper Stine:
Monne, thirteen teaks and apart ot a ban:
rel of whisky. reputed to be the property.:
of Gideon Xonon, of Armstotig county:,
United States vs. one • boiler, two copper ,
Sting et re
' puted to'be the proPertA; of
Charles -Res. of Armstrong county.
:United States vs. two worms and twelve
mote, reputed, to be the., properky iiNth
'McFadden,. orArmigroa g county._
AU the above•pro_perty has been seized
, bylia Revenue COliectot tor alleged TioW.:
Lion of . the revenue` l& s . 'Monitions were',
c tt!o,",,Sp,7o9ll , porties named as
• I . n the 'Piz branch a final. . die--
5 4 •404
06m:_ a ,
~ y' di'aguir go was 810d1 brt
of Lewistown, SEP
county. .The usual orders were made.
Real Estate Transfers.
The follentint deeds were filed of record
before H. Sturciy, • Esq.; Recorder, June
27th. 1868. - -
Clifton Wharton, trustee. to l l. Fleger, September
.1867; lot of ground in 1
Birmingham, 20 by En
George Aiken, executor, to the children of IT
Rote Kegley. April Ist, INA; lot of ground In Lib
erty township, containingl 3 acrett, 20 and M-100
Samuel Thorp to C. Sehintbalir, June Bth, 1848; lot l of
ground In St. Clair township, being lot No. 2 In
Thorp"! plan ' $175
Jacob banter to Benjamin Sarver, September loth,
1850; lot of ground in Pine
77 acres aral47.perche 61
Jacob Och to Conrad . geser,:June 12th, 18M; lot
f of ground on Meade street, Eastßirminghom. 20
I by 110 feet, with' buildings
John Ball. Jr. to Hen Kraft, May 14th, 1888; tract
Of land In Cliartiers t wnship, 199 by 9511.41.714 Si
A. P. Norton to Joh King, August 3, 1867; lot of
gground in Lower St. cult township, being lot No.
53 in Norton's pion, 20 by 90 feet
,Samuel Williamson to Ellis Wilton, January te
-1698; lot of ground fronting on Lacoek street, Al
legheny,2B by 37 fleet
Baldwin. Township ' 00l District lo ThomasW.
Briggs July 28th 1 ; lot of ground on Saw Mill
Run,Baldwin tow slap, Containing 119 and 6-10
Solomon Llnhart to Thomas W. Briggs, June-u,
1868; the right, title and Interest in a tract of land
in Baldwin township, containing 155 acres, 3 roods
and 6 5-lGtha perches 17,245
Thomas S. Maple to Amos 11. Frisbee, June 20. 1868;
twelve lots of ground in Lower Bt. Clair township,
being lots ibbz to . IN, Inclusive, in McLain and
Maple's p1an... .. .1.. - $2,700
A. McCartney to' 1 MeCartell, Oct. 23,1867;
three lots of al harrier 's s township, by
lots number 140, 1 in TdeCartney's plan
Benj. R. Bradfot 4 Schutz, June 1, 1863;!
tract of land In ,119111 1), containing one
hundred and lit and one hundred and
eight perches.. - $7.000
Franklin Wetzel J. and Ruth Francis
Wetzel. March, If land In Ohio town
ship, containini three roods and twenty
six perches 42,000
rams liezlep to etzel, Oct. 3d, 1868; the
above describe( and 475
S. Bell et at. Ironer , Dec. 31, 1868: th e •
right. title end interest In seven lots of ground in
the Fifth ward, Pittsburght being lots Nos. 64, 65,
66, 67, 68 $l.
House and Sign Painting.
Although the season for interior and ex
terior painting of our places of residence
and business has pretty far advanced, still
- there remains much work of this character
to be done. It is an all important matter
to secure the services of a painter who,
while charging - only , fidr . 'and. reasonable
prices, will perform his work in such a
manner as to afford satisfaction. Among the
first class and reliable house and sign pain
ters in this city none stand higher in the
estimation of the general community than
Mr. John T. Gray, whose office is at No. 64
Hand street near 'Liberty. ' By careful at
tention to the execution of all orders in
trusted to him, not only 'superintending
generally, but watchfulof the details, em
ploying none but reliable and competent
mechanics in the various branches of the
business, paying apecial attention hat in all
his work nothing but the very b t quality
of materials is used, Mr. Gray has suc
ceeded in building up for himse f a large
patronage. He has executed so e of the
finest work in the city, which a rids as his
best advertisement and recom e ndation.
He makes plain and ornamental ign paint
ing, card lettering and gilding s cialties,
and those desiring anything in that line
should favor him with a call. e know
whereof we speak In commendin Mr. Gray
to the patronage of our readers as a house
and sign painter eminently wor by their
patronage. Orders either in tl e l . city or
country will be Promptly atten ed to on
the most favorable scale of pric
Robbery on Ridge Street, iillegbeny. -
iOn Sunday morning between one and
two o'clock, some gentleman of the
"knuck" persuasion entered a private resi,
dence on Ridge street, Allegheny, and
1 without waiting for the formality of invita
tion, proceeded to go through in, regular
professional style. Entering 'through the
kitchen, he first made his way to the larder
and helped hirnselfto its dainties in a man
ner which spoke well for his appetite,
though the means he used to gratify it
were not, to say the least, in ac
cordance with the rules of strict honesty%
Having thus refreshed the innet man, he
turned his attention to something more
substantial in the shape of -A costly set of
silver spoons a set of knives an forks,
and a large silver pitcher and wai.er; but
apparently becoming alarmed, ither by
the stings of an outraged cense' nce, or
more likely by a noise indicating that
some of the family were awake, he made a
hasty exit from the premises. leaving the
pitcher and waiter on the steps of the
kitchen outside, retaining only as a me
mento of his visit the lighter but none the
loss valuable articles.
The pio-nic of Mechanics' Lodge, No. 9.
I. 0.0. F., which takes place at Moyce's
Grove, near Sharpsburg, the fourth of July,
will be one of the most select and pleasant
entertainments of the day. The manage_.
ment of the affair is in the hands of gentle
men who understand their business, and
the public may rest assured that nothing
will be left undone calculated in any way
to add to the enjoyment of the occasion.
An excellent band of music has been en
gaged for the occasion, and every precau
tion will be taken to preserve order on the
grounds. It will afford an excellent oppor
tunity to any of our business men and mo
chanim for a day of pleasure and enjoyment
in the country. The grove is a delightful
one and easy of access, as excursion trains
will run on the Allegheny Valley and West
Pennsylvania Railroads, and it can also be
reached by way of the Lltizens Passenger
The attention of businese men is called
to the advertisement of R. G. Dun tit Co.,
in to-day's paper. This house being twen
ty-seven years old, the most reliab le and
best informed house in the west, their Ref
erence Rook should be in the countin
room of every wholesale house and bank. g
It will be ready on the first of July. For
full particulars we refer our readers to their
."Spring Is cheery.
Winter Is dreary, '
(keen !saves hang, hist the brown must fly;
When he is shaken.
Lone and forsakan,
What can an old tuna do but tile?"
Why, take Plantation Bitters, to be mire,
and with them a now lease of life. The old
are made young again, the middle-aged re
joice, and the young become doubly bril
liant by using this splendid:Tonic. Dye-.
pepsin, Heartburn, Liver Complaint, Pain
In the Side, “Crick' in the Back," and all
symptoms of StomachinDerangement yield
at once to the health-giving influence of
-.Plantation Bitters, .'Ther add strength to'
the system and bouyanoy to the mind.
Bel.to;lioxaa WATzu.--A delight ful ; toilet
artiolo—ouperior to Cologne, tuld at.hrilf tho
Coxneross ar Dbry
world renowed troupe °Minstrels open for
a shprt wagon at the Opera House to-night.
They ,number over twenty performers of
acknowledged talent and popularity,and fbr
song extravaganza, and burlesque, are tru-
ly inimitable; Mr. Cameroon le liked by all
who hav° Over heard his charming voice.
"Under the Gas Lightt" will be one of the
'features of this evening's programme, intro-
Aucingzew scenic effects, and , the looomo-
AIN.° at fall speed. G 6 see' theta if you de-
Aire to.4ve a hearty laugh. • •
To House e As 'the time ofyear
has arrived for putting.up fruit, we a dvise
You WV. to BOYtu & OgdoP, ..,_ No. 23 ;Wood
stree W an lbitryoskleuit'prwrvers e Ther
sell all the best patent!), and all kinds of
. 11 1 4 4 $40retr. tkultti,..elvs theinA (sawed'
you will find the beat as well as. the cheap
est at thtspageei TRamezabar-lip. 23 y lead
Street. 1 - 7;
lowest. a uN:.4I 23 • Jt W o od. o ang
'V, 29, 1.868.:
E. S. ABORI,
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN,
ESPECIALLY. SVCS CASES AS DAVE
BEEN CONSIDERED INCURABLE,
Discharge from the Ears,
MEDICAL AND SURGICAL
No. 134 Smithfield Street,
NILUEILY OPPOSITE POST OFFICE,
Testimonial from Hon. John Vorode,
Member of Commas.
WASIIINGTON, D. C. Ju,ie IS, UM.
For more than a year I suffered inconvenience
from a constant sounding In my left ear. On theZst
of May I *pulled for Belief to Hr. B. S. - Aborts., at
134 Smithfield street, Pittsburgh. He relieved me
at once, and from that day to this I have had no dif
ficulty of any kind. Truly,
S • P. COATES. of Allegheny" City, called on Dr.
Aborn—totally blind for two yeatra—alter one week 'a
treatment was able to read the newipaper.
Consumption Entirely aired,
Miss DONNELLY, of Bayardstown, was one year
ago confined to bed with Consumption, given up to
die by her attending PhysicSaris:Under Dr. Aborn's
treatment she bas entirely recovered, and is now a
bale, hearty woman.
W. WAGNER, Esq., Cashier of National Bank,
Morgantown, West Virginia, called Dr. Aborn
nearly two rears ago for Deafness, and In a few
monthatime his hearing was perfectly restored, and
still remains pMlect.
Remarkable Cure of Chronic Catarrh...
Diminished In Weight 30 Pounds—Dn.
der Dr. Aborn's Treatment the Pltient
has Gained 33 Pounds.
T. RECK. Baq.; of Clarion county, Pa.. of for fourteen (14. years with Chronic Ca
tarrh, has recocered from.the loathsome disease tin
der Dr. Aborn , s treatment, and gained a 3 pounds.
Testified to by. Dr. R. B. Brown, of Troy, Jeffer
son county, Pa.
Another Evidence of Skill.
G. M. WOOLSEY, of Gray's Landing, Pa., • very
wealthy and respectad old gentleman of some fifty
years , experience in this world, called at our sanc
tum yesterday to contribute his certificate to, the
skill and ability of Dr. E. S. Aborn, the well known
Surgeon and Phyalcum; lir. Wmfisetliso bien *fir
feting during' the past fotirtemt Wilkstifilutti}:
any annoying. Tumor on Um left arm, and being ad A ,
•iced of Dr. Aborn a profelolonal merit's, called.
him yesterday for treatment. TO use the .old gen-.
tleman's own language, "the Tumor was. remoied
in twomsoc.tsde without any pain'ariffno hemorrhage -
ensuing." This was a skillful and scientific opera
tion, and will take its place in the volume of cures
approaching miracles which have marked Dr.
A born , s professional career.—Gasstte, June 9, 1869..
A Marvellous Cure.
Mr, T. McEITOY, a very worthy Toting man'enf-'
. ployed at. Moorhcadfs Rolling Mill, called at our
sanctum last evening to communicate for the benefit
of the afflicted a marvellous cure effected on him by
Dr. E. S. Aborn, the well known burgeon and ocu
list. Nineteen 3 ears ago, whin a mere child, four
years ago, Mr. McEvoy was afflicted with that
loathsome disease, the small pox. As a dreg he was
bequeathed by the' dreadful scourge an opacity, or
white spot, which grew entirely over the pupil of
his left eye, completely destroying its sight. Hear
ing of Dr. Abornfe skill he repaired, to his office
some two months ago and placed himself under his
treatment: "laudrilitbk he expressed tibiwelf to fui
as effectually and entirely cured..and could now see
with an eye which had been totally blind, unable to
discriminate light front diutneasfir ovaZglooteen
years. The cure was retnarkable;but it may be re'
eardedonlv as another link in the great chain of
( evi umi den t et i i o d
Efu Ti r r i i id A n bean ._aissi a. , u4 u
Success the Teal of Neel&
Of all the stendarde for testing merit, none Is
more reliable than MUCCOP. BUCCESII In -art, in sci
epee and In business of every nature Implies merit,
and the greater the success the more extraordina r y
the merit. These.retections are oceaeloued by wit
,nessing the remarkable sweet attending the pscu
pl I a b r y
B t i
c r t a u n t m a e n n d t i ti f rtg a l b
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to ills handsomely turitiebsd apartments afire:v.l3*
t li tt i l lyr is il t e com id po e ds t r rr olo e gri t itrooeinitts.cadpetx
the Atte pecul
The Litsctoes .a in letting speedily at th,i, d ug .
no m, disease& sia • the .conildent,.inanner to
which he treats bin patients; thimlattkatilytutileate
that be is a selentidisidad. experiented practitioner
lib ~,,, , ,easionn are - batted ey acquirements;
volume of certiccates of hi s- skill, - acquired
during , his veers restdonte In Ulla - city of nearly one
and ear ie l e l om su p itri l IcsiheendiliPhTlV can tial , a t ; 1 1 ,. u r° 4 6 ,e o b n i prz ir n erl e t
an y men in his professleitAiSCAl.,'OP
inecessful in their practice. He bat treated with
marked success setterallipstinitta
T o:lnflected with this omen, . wheat Cap teestitho n gen tlemen y is al
.seedy before the...plibllth. swim", relied upon.
The testiMany !nuttiest his Mode la vreatm ent'l or
diseases of the eye, ear, catarrh and affections of the
throat. lad these; trittoterwhelmln that all' that
Inaltlf w d l =Vanis be. eamigimso litenavits=
rani Wan keel •
denim; Is millielently and nil extead-.,
lo tty . taneniatat a tr=eliten.
deurea lythearrlvalatteholot number otpatfenta ,
from a fili_tanoe.Asianaluir dofrenawillibelbtadlic
numbefivseaudessee. wa t swat Mr 'themselves,.
and web more to tee sare - - than anything we
Wald write,—Setitavessai, &pt. 11,1117. -
FOR ZIDMASES OF TUE
Buzzing and Singing Noises
In the Head,
Diseases of the Eye,
) • Catarrh
of the Head,
Asthma and Consumption,
as wag as 'Diseases of
the Heart and
EVIDENCES OF SUCCESS
The lele of Man.
Some of the most beautiful featuses in the
scenery of the island are sylvan glens
whichintersect the mountai ns. They are '
, very frequent and emalegous in character; ;.
I but" always found somehing distinctive,irt
each, imparting to the whole an endlesii - e .'
variety. They all have t sir accompanying • ,
streams, but each with some characterikticm'
of its own ; one smoothly flowing betwee7
banks of verdure and beds of many.hued
wild flowers ; another turbulently rashing
between rocky: bounds,' tufted with fern,
and painted by varicolored lichens. Inter- '
rupted by black ledges, Mid huge boulders '
torn from the mountain side and rolled - ..
down in' some long pas( age, one of them
forms a series of mimic Waterfalls, musical ~
to the ear and enchanting to -the eye; then -.
it -wanders away halflidden, but: yet
gleaming through tangled briars and brush-
wood, amid bowers of oak and mountain *,
ash, whose boughs, reaching from side to
side, and mingling overhead, form a half
shade, through which the sunbeams glance -
and quiver upon the laughing water. Al
though it was early in the year whenwe
came to see this charming island, yet the
season was far advanced, giving us the ad- '
vantage of a mingled spring and summer—
all the freshness, vigor, elasticity of the one,
its boundless proftision of wild - flowers, its
delicate tints upon the trees, which, though
in full leaf, had not yet lost youth's com
plexion ; its myriad sound. of joyous
young life, its full flowing streams, not yet '
degenerated into little wandering rills.
Primitive Climate of the Earth.
The primitive atmosphere of the earth
was greatly richer in carbonic acid than the
present, and therefore unfit for the respira
tion of the warm-blooded animals. The
agency of plants in purifying the atmos
phere was long ago pointed out, and the
great deposits of fosail fuel have been de
rived frcm the decomposition of this excess
of carbonic acid by the ancient vegetation.
In this connection the vegetation of former
periods presents the phenomenon of tropical
plants growing within_ the polar. _circle.
Prof. T. SterrY,Hunt considers aaansatis
factory the ingenious hypotheses proposed
to account, for the warmer climate of an
cient times, and thinks that the true solu
tion of the problem is to be found in the
constitution of the early atmo9here when
considered in the light of , Dr. Tynan's re.
searches on radiant heat. He has found
that the presence of a few hundredths of
carbonic acid gas in the atmosphere; while
offering almost no obstacle to the passage of
the solar rays, would suffice to prevent.
almost entire the loss by radiation. of ob
scure heat, so that the surface of the land,
beneath such an atmosphere, would become.
like a vast orchard house, in Which_ the con
ditions of climate necessary to a luxuriant. ,
vegetation would" be extended even to thee '.',
polar regions.---Jfechanica' Magazine.
TEE recent letter of Senator Fowler, in,
which he says "the whole House is under
the lead of those good old'Democrats, 13..
Butler and John A. Logan and he cannot,
have any interest in the scheme to usurp thilt.
government by such bold and bad conspira
tors, " has called out a brief reply front,
General Butler, orwhich the following is
the material portion : "In the year 1866,
after I had made some speeches - in the West
in favor of the impeachment of Andrew
Johnson,'Senator Fowler caine fivehrutdre&
miles to my home in Lowell to visit'n►e,.
being the first time I had ever seen him and.
the only errandhe made was to urge ,ther
vehemently not to cease my efforts until
Andrew 'Johnson was impeached, giving liaL
a reason among others, that as I had never
been in Tennessee I could form no con
ception of what a bad man Andrew John
son was in fact, and that the vivid descrip
tion of his habits and conduct while Gover
nor of Tennessee, given me by a young
Tennesseean, who was present,- failed to
convey any adequate idea. Times change,
and some of us
_change with them,"
THE army of the United States, accord—
ing to figures deduced from statements fox
nished by :the Secretary of War to the Com
mittee on Military Affitirii, is at present
composed as follows ::.Artillery 5418, Cav- 7
airy 9586, Infantry 32,727, making a total of
47,718 enlisted men. Should no Anther en.
listments be made, the diminution of the
army from expiration of term 'of service,
death and desertion will' be ;very large.
From the estimates furnished by the,Sear
tary it appears that, unlessprovision isms&
b kecp t'ieftrce up to its pis: ent strength,
the army on January Ist, 1869, will consist
of, Artillery. 3581, Cavalry 5455, Infantry
20,631, in all, 29,667 men; OW on July Ist,
1869, of Artillery 2210, - Cayalry 3221, In
fantry 11,725,..a total of 17,156 men.
A PARIS correspondent ixtrms us that a
well-known celebrity of the streets of that
city has just died—. Mother Angellque. It
is said that for thirty yearS, this old lady,
without missing a morning, took her stand.
in Paris at a little nook called Petel-Pent,
and, from a tray suspended from her riet.k,
sold coffee at the dawn of 'day to the work
ing people at one sous a cup. ;, It is calcula-.
ted that she sold during her: career half a.
million cups of "coffee, and by her savings.
had been enabled to set up her daughter
a linen shop, who, in turn, has been able to
keep her carriage, accomModating her- ,
worthy mother with a drive every Sunday ,
to the outskirts of the city.
Tan great iron bridge 'or the Chiettgo,
Burlington and Quincy Railroad at Bur
lington is completed except on a portion or ;
the draw. Trains will shortly be run'irei,
it. The line in lowa is being pushed rapidf
ly, and will soon all be under contract fori
completion early next year to Omaha.
is announced that the bridge across the;
Mississippi at Quincy will be, completed so',
the trains can cross by the middle of Sep- .
tember. There are six hundred men con-1
stantly employed in its construction.
At William I SentplePs
Will helound a,lante assorts of,
JRCOrte t Brilliants,
Kid GiloVesi, • " •
'Bilk. Mitts; •
Lace 'Ban d kerchle4
nfanta Waists, ,
and a variety of other "aney 01111418 at es,
tremely low prices witolesalo and re
tail at Wm. t3emple's, .180 and 182:
Federal stieet. Allegheny
At popular prices
a large assortment .
Silk Parasols •
San 'Umbrellas, • • -
Bonnets, .thandowns; i. .: .
Hats. Rthbons, Flowers, dm.
• . Wholesale ami Retail
Wm.. Semple's, argi and 182, Federal street,
The- Purest and !dreamt Cod Liver 011`'
In the world, mannfacitured, from - fresh, ''``
healthy livers, upon the NA shore: it is 'per.:
fectly pure and sweet Patients who have = '
once taken it can take none other.,.. Ask
far “Eiazard and Caswell's Cod.Liver,ollsr '
manuibetureti camel) Yazd 4k Co,
New York . : -tiold by All druggists. ; 7kt -
4.* • •, Mes s rs , ,
Fait Jari .,
liVokid - street, keep it. complete assort-C:„.
ent kinds of :ea* Jeri
They sell thenfehesp'and warrant - think - 46
1313 the best.