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GOLD oTosed in New York yesterday
As LATE as the , 17th ult. the weedier con
-tinned favorable for operations or. the Pa
--eitic'Rtdlway, and the managers entertained
a strong•conviction that they 'could reach
Oregon, - a point • thhrtypro miles north oT
Salt 'Lake City, by 'the first of January.
Tu Speakership of the Assembly interests
- politicians just •now,. 'Messrs. Wirnsoa, of
I,Rogheny, &PRIM% of Tioga, and Huta,
of Dauphin, are named as the Republican
-candidates, while 3fr.- Joitzs, , 'of Berks, is
- to receive the barren honor of -a Democrat
ic nomination. ,
Ix THE face er a duty 0ft4,00 per ton,
, of : 2,000 lbs. for iron, in& of forty-five per
-cent. on the invoiced value .of steel, the
- Itnportation of foreign railway bars has
- trebled within three years; showing, for the
same period of nine months,in 1866, ,70,405
loner in 1867, '137;884 tons; im 1868, 209,868
Ms. Dram declines Her Majesty's
-offer to raise him to the peerage, but accepts
' it for his wife, who thus becomes Vie
. "counted Beaconsfield, taking her title front
: -- thelmough which her husband has so long
represented in Parliament. This offer, from
the'ueen, is not an unusual mark of royal
favor to a retiring Premier, and is, so far,
, significant of his , entire acquiescence in the
- result of the late elections, as terminating
This official relations - to his sovereign.
- A , N.nw and Most .piadtable source of
-wealth has been very latily developed in
lionisiana. The rice-culture of the State
vas, only a few years -time, confined to a
few Smallicoastphtnters, whose product
attracted little or no attention in the local
markets. Tet now, as we learn froM the
New Orleans Bepublitic - m, such success han
-.attended the cultivation of this grain as to
- warrant an estimate of the Louisiana crop,
for thiS year, at an . aggregate of five thou
sand tierces more than the entire product of
the &Yolks& Larp additional invest
ments of'•Northern capital in the business
have also recently been witnessed.
n compiled from the official record,
show that we have had, in the past forty
years,r seven Indian wars, (the 'last still
pending) and an almoet countless number
of less important outbreaks. And this
Indian question, with, its final adjustment
Mill Sn affair , of the future, has cost the
• nation nearly $1,000,000,000 and over
20,000 lives, while the present war, if pio
secuted upon the plan 4. that with the
Seminoles, will cost over 30,000 lives addi
tonal, with-several hundreds of millions of
1' expense to the treasury.
One peculiar / feature of this Indian ques
tion is the inipaatial freedom of opinion
;with which People differ upon its merits.
That latitude :of discussion and judgment
-which:a jealous patriotism would forbid,
- were a foreign and powerful nation con-,
cerned, has the amplest expression in rela
tion to Indian affairs. Thus we see that
public sentiment has always divided, in that
regard,intp two strong parties, one asserting
that the red men have been persistently
wronged, and so justified in a forcible re
sistance, while the other denounces the sav
ages as-faithless violators, without excuse,
of all their treaty obligations. Public Ben
liment will continue to differ in this way, t
until the question shall be disposed of for
ever. This may not come until the race is
itself; extinguished. Let us hope that this.
extinction may result, in the march of time,
-;fromnaturel causes, and not from a mur 7 '
erous extermination which would leavAn
in effaceable blood-stain upon the Amyrican
l'he more carefully we consider theres
extra don—policy, as lately adopted by the
Govt .rnment, the more heartily we can
prove ,it. If, t herefore„the pending hostili
ties. it ipported by an adequate force, and
i n n eecr, - danee wtyrwhat seems to be a well
deviaeCulan of campaign, shall be success
ful i n enforcing the acquiescence of the In
dian tribes, it will prove a long step to
- ward the a melioration of their former state,
and the remisolon of ,t/ie whole question to
the quiet but ,resistless influence of those
natural causes which, unimpeded, will yield
a ineyitabls solution.
GERMAN- EMIGRATION AND ITS
Germany, though a densely populated
country,' is by no mews a poor one, and in
that respect is saphior to France or Italy,
from both of whichleountries but few emi
grate in pursuit 4 a new home. It has
well established .governments, that watch
with zeal over the lives and possessions of
their citizen's; and have all of them begun,
.more or less, to adopt liberal principtes as
their rule of cop duct..: Moreover, Germany
is a hesittlitl country, teeming with grand
rivers, lofty mountains, fertile plains, thriv
ingl tow= and innumerable institutes of
arts and sciences, and is possessed of sherd,
thy clionateand yet •we see the strange
phenomenon of an emigration from its iser
ders, 'standing without an example in the
annals of history. True, Ireland alto sends
her'sons and daughters across the sea; but
the seasons are so obviobs, that we discover.
nothing strange or inexplicable in themove
ment. Want and 'opccession—no matter
whether real or imaginary- 7 th t in the masses
of Erin's sons;" but in the case of Germany,
as a generaL thing, we have to look around
for other causes.
There may be something in the tate;pollti
cal movements, adding its weight to olaer
previous inducements of emigration.
Prussia's preponderance in the north, and
the annexation of various smaller States to
her body, may hare given offense to some
shortsighted individuals, and the general ob
ligation to bear arms and do military service
may have driven many young men from
' the new provinces across the ocean; still,
these circumstances are far from giving suffi
cient light for the explanation of the phe
nomenon. Everybody 'mows that the
Germans are brave, and that the mere fear
of military service could hardly produce an
emigration so stnpendous as to remind one
of the great Wanderings of the Teutonic
tribes about four or five centuries after the
birth of CHRIST. We have to go deeper
for an explanation, and applying our criti
cal microscope to the condition of Ger
many, and the character of its inhabitants,
we discover two circumstances, to which
we may—as we think—reduce the universal
Commotion amongst the 'Germans and their
desire to change their domiciles. The first
cause of It lies undoubtedly in the general
conviction of the people regarding the in
stability of the present condition of Europe,
andthe second-in the character of the Ger
man- race itself.
We see at present in Europe the strange
sight of millions of bristling bayonets, with
the earnest protestations of the most con
spicuous powers concerning their love of
peace. Yet while they give us repeated asp
surances of their peaceful intentions, they
rival in the preparation of mnrderous
weapons, and spend the best strength and
means of the nations in forming and up
holding formidable armies. Instead : of re
ducing taxes and thus lightening the burdens,
of an already oPPressed people, they ask for
more money every year, and nevertheless
create deficita.of ever growing dimensions.
Now, no thinking man can look at thii and
believe that such>a state of affairs can go on
muchlonger, without bringing on a Crisis.
The irrepressible - conflict between the Ro
manic and Teutonic races will just as surely
take place, as that between free labor and
slave labor took place in this country. A
crash must J come, sooner or later, and a
young man can hardly be blamed for wish
ing to escape the general ruin. He may be
courageous, and yet dislike to act the role of
a pippet, that has to move at the bidaing of
some irresponsible potentate, and to risk his
limbs and life for the mere gratification of a
King's or Emperor's notions. No doubt,
, the desire to withdraw from the theatre of
the inevitable bloody conflict, 111 at the
bottom of many a young German's resolu
tion to desert his native country and seek
himself a home under distant skies.
But another, and• perhaps weightier reas
ons. is to be found in the German character
itself. The Germin is a born cosmopo
litan,' and there is,hardly a country _on the
Globe, where he does not live and thrive.
The Irishman coming to this country has
an immense advantage over the German in
his knoWledge of its language, yet it takes
the latter but a short time -to catch up with
his competitdr, and, in numerous instances,
to outdistance him.
The political- insignificance of Germany,
through centuries, has undoubtedly its source
in the character of its people, tho' the
latter may, in turn, have been- somewhat •
influenced by the former. Deprived, of the
opportunity of a practical development of
their genius by stupid, petty tyrants, and tiro
easy and phlegmatic in their disposition to
resist tlyeir despotism by means of force,
they naturally turned their attention to the
arena of science and roved through the spaces
of iipeculatiie philosophy. simply because
they were prevented from exercising their
talents on a field of practical 7614.
Satisfied to discover the principles of
modern mathematics and natur)‘l sciences,
they left it to the French and English to put
them titi• a 'practical /t:est, allowing•
them to reap the golden fruit grow
ing on the tree of knowledge. Con
tent to enjoyhe fame of a nation of
thinkers, they / red but little about the con
tempt in which their neighbors held them
from a political point of view. Having
nevebeen taught to call themselves Ger
mans, but Prussians, Saxons, Bavarians,
,et / c.: they now lack that enthusiastic affec
tion for the,soil of their birth, which is pe
culiar to the French.,. But he that'imagines
the German without native pride and love
of country, in a higher sense — of that word,
is very much mistaken. In fact, we hardly
think that there is another nation, whii is
so ardently devoted to the ideal conception
of •the term as the German. Only he does
not attach his love .to a particular -spot, but
feeling at home wherever he dwells, imag
ines himself the apostle of the great mission
of civilizing and enlightening the world,
which, according to his opinion, has fallen
to the lot of his race.
Does not the great national song of tho
German, commencing; "What is the Ger
man's Fatherland?" express the cosniopoii
tau character of that nation in an admireple
'PrriSIIIIIRG GAZETTE W EPN PS D AY, DEC I3ER
manner ? Wherever his tongue is spoken,
wherever the genial spark of intelligence
flashes front eye to eye, where German hone
esty, German industry, German good nature
and genial disposition is appreciated, there
is his country , . his fatherland.
We, however, may congratulate ourselves
that this mighty stream of emigration set in
towards our shores. •
The civilized world regards the situation
of Minks in Spain with a serious anxiety.
Thedanger is imminent, that the revolution,
which w a s peacefully inaugurated in the
.dothronement and exile of a dynasty, with
oat the shedding of blood, must yet pais
. .throngh all the horrors of a sanguinary and
tprotracted civil war before accomplishing
its ordained result: The lorderly and nal
versal harmony with whiCh a great nation
put aside, in a day, every trace of a . despet,
ism which had immemorially governed
Spain, excited- the admiration of all Christ
endom. It_ seemed, for the hour, as if her
people with - one quiet, , long, decisive step
had not only emerged from , the political
darkness of centuries, but had in the
same moment, attained' a foremost place
among the freest nations of Europe,
well deserving to stand at - the side of Eng
land or the German States, in the recogni
tion of Popular Rights and Personal Liberty.
.dint then came the crucial test for the pa
triotism and wisdom or the nation: Per
sonal ambitions, the jealousies of provinces,
the inteinperance of political visionaries who
had not yet ripened from zealots into states
men, foreign intrigues to attain control in
shaping the national future—these already
clearly expose the national unfitness for a
purely popular Government, and tend inev
itably to replace monarchical institutions
over them. - I
But the crisis is not ended. Let us hope
that it may not terminate in a catastrophe
which will shock humanity throughout the
world, and which would react against the
cause of Popular Liberty in Europe for an
other generation. Yet it, is painfully 'evi:
dent that Spain hangs at!this hour upon the
verge of intestine commotion, which
threaten to deluge her imperial peninsula
with the blood of her people. As history
tells us that Spain has given to her former
civil wars a wretched preeminence for their
implacable, exterminating ferocity, we have
the more reason . to observe her present, per
ils with a saddening apprehenaion.
The essential elements of true Republi
canism are as a sealed j book to the entire
Latin race. Neither, in France, in. Spain,
nor in Italy, have these radically essential
ideas effectively penetrated the masses of
the people, preparinethem adequately for
the reception of a plan of self-government,
which, from a traditionary age, has found
faVor and a lneasure of recognition tram
another race in Northern Europe.. As with
'Spain, so in her magnificent colony, Cuba,
which crowns the Antilles almost m in
view of the American coast, we perceive
the same incompatibility which forbids us
to hope for eSuccessful development, of the
Republican principle. And Mexico, like
Cuba, presents the same unfavorable field
for Republican propagandism. Whether in
the mother country, in her colonies. or in
those regions which have shaken off nothing
of-Spain excfept the yoke of her sovereignty,
the apotheosis t,f a pare, simple, self-regu
lated and self-containing Liberty awaits a.
far off day lathe march of time.
THE SHERMANQOHNSON SURBER.
The New York Spirit of the Times makes
a very interesting statement' concerning the
precise origin of those terms of capitulation,
the concession of which by Mr. SHERMAN
to the Confederate General awakened, at
that day, such indignant manifestations of
public feeling throughout the North. The
statement of facts, an now made by the
Spirit, places the entire responsibility for
the precise terms of that agreement upon
President Lutcomi, General Stutlimen him
self strenuously objecting to the eoncession.
The subject was discussed, and so disposed
of, in an interview, March 27, '65, at City
Point, Va., between the President, Generals
°Avis. and Snaraman and Admiral PORTER,
"one of whom" is claimed by the Spirit sa
its authority for its present staternents,
which proceed thus :
"Mr. Linooln, had come din to City
Point with the most liberal views towards
the rebels, and was willinirthat they should
capitulate on almost any , terms. His heart
was tenderness throughout , and is lenges
the enemy laid down'heir arms, he did not
care how it was done. , After hearing from
Sherman a description of his position, he`
proposed thaethe same terms should be
offered to Johnston that would have been
given to ,Lee. To these Gen. Sherman siren
uously,afected, declaring that he had John
stozycooped up where he could not get
away, and that he would be compelled to
,surrender at all hazards, whafever terms
we proposed. I never saw him more ener
getic in my life than while he was arguing ,
this point; but Mr. Lincoln leaned towards
milder measurea, fearing that the Confed
erate General would _escape South by the
railroads and have to be chased again. This,
Sherman declared to• be impossible. 'I
have' Johnston,' said he, 'where he cannot
move without breaking up his army, which'
once disbanded, can never be got together
again. The Southern railroads are all
broken up. ' I have destroyed them so that
they cannot be used for a long time.'"
Gen. Grant asked: "What is to prevent
their laying the rails again?"
do 'Why, said Sberman, 'my bummers
don't do thing's by halves. Every rail has
been placed over a hot fire ,and twisted as
crooked as a ram's horn. They never can
.be need again till they have been through
"The President, however, was very de
cided about the matter, and insisted that
Johnson should be induced immediately to
surrender by granting-him most liberal
terms. Grant, too, was anxious that John
son should not try to get into Richmond,
where he might give us a tereat deal of
trouble, and Sherman was eompelled to
yield, thouph he did it very unwillingly.
The terns of capitulation which afterwards
made such a disturbance were in fact ea&
stantially arranged by Mr. Lincoln himself,
and if he had lived he never-would have
allowed Sherman to bear the responsibility
Ex-Goy. Cox has been offered the Presi
dency of Kenyon dolleie, and has
,expressed a willingnesS to accept the po-
Sition. The President salary has been
raised to $B,OOO. Prof. Sterling, it is Said,
is to occupy the chair lately filled by Prof.
Smith, and Prof. Tappan; of Athens Col
lege, is to' succeed Prof. Sterling.
The Mysteries of Physical Death,. and of
the Roads Which Lead to Death Eternal.
(CorresponCletioe of the' rlttebargh Gazette.)
For some time, scientific men have been
discussing the probability of the human
head retaining c,onscionsnese, and suffering
pain, for hours, after being severed from
the trunk. The subject's worthy of grave
attention, but it is probable thatit never can
be satisfactorily settled. The strongest test
I woutd probably be to have the voice, most
Loved, speak to the severed head, and ask a
sign in answer. Very few people could
speak, in a natural tone, to the
.heied of a
etry dear friend. There • might be con
iousness without the power of making an
answering sign; but if the contortions of
the features, which always follow decapiti
tion, are signs of conscious pain, the same
consciousness could command a response to
the voice,which had had power to control
the, emotions of the perfect body; but the
question of sensation, in this form of death,
will probably remain, to us, 'a part of the
great mystery. I have sometimes thought
that the mystery of . .leeith itself is scarcely
more profound than that surrounding the
entrance gates to that broad road thro .h
which'so many women go down to infa ,
here, and a hereafter in which there appears
to be no ray of hope. Once entered, there
is such a great gulf fixed, between them and
a virtuous community, that all their futnie
is enshrowded in a darkness almost equal
to the eliestion of the severed head.
Of the sensation of drowning, we h ire
very clear conceptions, from learning the
experience of those who have narrowly I es
caped; and, occasionally, we get a glimpse
beyond the doors of darkness, from tho'se
who have been on the threshold and have,
been drawn back. I once knew the widow
of a Union officer, a woman of unusually
good judgment, courage and force of char
acter, and one who had always filled a place
of more than average hOnor and usefulness,
who,'when she was sixteen years old, was
going from a boarding-school home for vaca
tion. She traveled alone, and was to meet
a lady !fiend, whom she knew well, in a
city on the way, spend a few-days with her,
and take another railroad to reach hqme.
Some years ago, passengers changed cars,
or took lacks, or omnibdsses, in nearly ,
every large town on a route, as each corpo
ration built a barrier against the iron horse,
and.felt it beneath its dignity to permit hini
to pass through.
When our inexperienced traveler came to
the depot, where she expected to meet her
friend, no friend was there. She had been
instructed that in this contingency] she
should take the Omnibus labelled for a par
ticular hotel—the first in the place—and
there wait for her friend. 'She did tic.,l and'
in the parlor meta lady, in an elegant morn
, ing dress, who kindly took an interest in
her, and learned her disappointment. A
shy, awkward, country girl,' she was quite
flattered by the attentions of the lady in the
silk morning dregs, with the nominating
smile, and kind, motherly interest in her
welfare: , The lady, in the fashionable
toilette, qintelascinated the girl In the pink
gingham sunbonnet, and assured her that
she need not be at all disconcerted, as she
would take care of her until her expected
friend arrived. She took her down to break
fast, saw that she was helped, escorted her
back 7o the parlor, and stated that shO was
obliged to go out, a short distance, to get
some worsted for a piece of work she'
had on hand, would take but a few
imoments, and, as the girl would feel
Pwkward , sitting alone, proposed she should
accompany her and see the city. Our Colin
' try girl felt that the men they had met, in
the passage, and breakfast room, had stared
I at her rudely, and dreaded being left alone,
so she, very readily, consented to golwith
her fascinating friend to select her worsted
—fascinating friend took her into her
own room, to brush her hair and make her
self neat. The country girl hesitatedibout
appearing. in a pink sunbonnet beside so
much magnificence; but Madam Magnifi
cence was condescension itself, and placed
her quite at her ease, by assurances of her
utter disregard for the varieties of this; life,'
and - the weariness and 'disgust she felt; un
der the restraints of good society, which
made it necessary, in order to maintaining
her position, that she should sacrifice her
own taste for simplicity, adopt fashions for
which she cared not a straw. So for from
being ashamed of the appearance ofl her
young protege she was quite gratified to
have her society in her small shopping ex
pedition, which must be short as they must
; be back before her friends came for her.
So they got ready, and as they stepped
into one, door of the parlqr, to cross it on
their way out, the expected friend, a premi
nent lawyer of the place, lend his slater,
stepped in at the other .door. The yOung
novice rushed to meet them uttering excla
mations of delight, and was quite surprised
to see them both stand in blank wonderland
look from his to her charming friend. !She
caught the new 'comers 'and tried to hurry
them forward to be presented to her protect-'
tees, and join her in thanks; but both par
ties drew, back. The protectress returned
by the door they had entered. The friend
who had, found her in such company,
turned pale and tremblingly hurried her
away. Once' at home, she explained that
that woman was the most infamous mill the
city—a "procureu." The fact of her being
permitted to occupy rooms at that honse,
was quite a mystery to him; but it was such
a.very delicate•question that nothing could
be done about it. Any attempt at investi
gation would have mixed the . ..girl's name
with a scandal, and her friends were I too
happy to have rescued her, to take any steps
for the safety of others.
In explaining her situation, her rescuer
MITERS nom mitt. swissmtut:
told her that this woman would have taken
her into some shop where there was a dis
play of fancy goods, would not have found
what she wanted, in the room .opening on
the street, would hive been invited to a
back, or up stairs apartment, by the shop
woman, would have taken her young friend
with her, and the young friend would.soon
have found herself a prisoner, in a place
where resistance, on her part, and search of
friends would have been useless, until she
herself would have dreaded nothing so much
as being found.'
In talking of it, fourteen.years afterward,
she turned-pale, and her - blue lips trembled,
as she said if she had been abducted, and
been unable to escape or .defend herself,
none of her friends should ever again have
seen her—that to all interests and purposes
she would have been lost,; as she never could
have faced the shame—"holl Itself," she
added, "would have been less terrible and
I could have opened my eyes and walked
into it easter than go back."
Is it right that our Just condemnation of
crime should take such form as to drive the
unfortunate, or. even the guilty, from crime
to crime ? Is it well‘that our holy horror,
should be more terrible than the. terrors of
eternal death ? Is it well that virtuous
women should hold themselves so far, aloof
from the falling, that the secrets of their
prison houses—thce motives, . and causes,
which• drive them from stage to stage
on the downward road, .should be as
unknown as the mysteries of death ?
Christ did not so hold them, and as to the.
possibility of saving' lhem "The Good
Thephuas" of the Catholic Church;' and
other associations, have proved that a good
ly proportion of them are not past the pos. -
sibility of reformation. They are not be
yond the reach of God's pardoning grace, ,
and those who profess to call sinners to re
pentance should not forget them. The
work especially belongsto woman; for, even
Theodore Tilton could not give personal at
tention to this subject without encountering
snares which would imperil his usefulness
in any field of labor, let the people of this
community come forward and aid the ladies
who have undertaken this work, now, while
their enthusiasm is enlisted and they are
encodraged by many causes of hope.
JANE G. Swlssirmal.
General Grant's Report.
The followiiiig is the report, in full, of the
General of, the Army for the present year:
HEADQUARTERS ARMY Or THE UNITED.
STATES,WASHING'VON, D. C., November
24, 188--Geaeral J. M. Schofield, Secre
tary of War.i—Sut: I have the honor to
submit the reports of division, district and
department commanders for the past year.
These reporti give a full account of the
operations and service of the army for the
year. I refer Iyou to them for details. I
would earnestly renew my recommendation
of last year, that the control of the Indians
be transferred to the War Department. I
call especial attention to the recommendation
of General Slierman on- this 'subject; it has
my earnest approval. It is unnecessary
that the argument in favor of the transfer
should be restated. The necessity for it be
comes stronger and more evident every
day. While the Indian war continues .I do
not deem any general legislation for the re-.
duction of the army advisable. 'The troops
on' the plains are all needed. Troops are
still needed in the Southern States; and
further reduction -can be made in the way
already used and now in operation, where
it is safe, namely: By allowing companies
to diminish by discharges without being
strengthened by recruits, or by stopping ap
pointments of second lieutenantsif it should
be deemed advisable. The veteran reserve
regiment might be discontinued by absorp
tion and retirement of officers and discharge
of men without detriment to the service.
Very respectfully-, your obd't servant,
U. GRANT, General
AT THE Woman's Suffrage Convention in
Boston, last week, Colonel Higgins= allu
ded to the services of a lady, who, after
moving among the tragedies of the stage,
went among the real tragedies of the front.
"To this lady's, attentions he owed the fact
that he was here now. She improvised a
hospital for two hundred inmates wnen beds
and everything else was wanting. A cler
gyman who came down there for his own
health instead of attending to the wants of
soldiers, asked ifthe could be accommoda
ted. 'Can you dress wounds?" the lady
retorted with a queenly power never excel
led by Mrs. Siddons. 'Spiritual wounds,'
he answered. 'But the body must be first
attended to, and_ the spirit afterward.' This
was the with of General Lander, and Mr.
Higgins= contended it was manifest injus
tice that the clergyman should have a vote
on the settlement of the questions raised by
the war. while the lady was disfranchised.'
GEN. GRANT has deciced to attend the re
union of the armies at Chicago, on the lqh
of December. He will return from the . Edst
in time to accompany Generals George H.
Thomas and Schoftetd and quite a bodylof
officers, who will go thence together.
From information received in military cir
cles, it is thought the reunion will
bring together more officers than. haive met
at any time since the close of the war.
—The Presidential Electors of the State of
Ohio assembled at Columbus on Tuesday
morning. G. Volney Dorsey was nomina
ted to fill the vacancy in the College caused
by the death of Ex-Governor Tod, after
which an adjournment was effected 'until
to-day, when the vote will be cast.
D. YSPEPSIA IN ITS WORST FORMS.
elleved and Cured.
S Ick Headache and Derangement of the Stomach,
A ttseks zfJaundiee and Billioasneas
R emoved and permanently cured.
G eneral Debility, Habitual Cositivencse,
E very form of Liver Complaint,
II eases, Heartburn or Water Break, and
T roub' es of the Dlges' lye crgans
S peedily, serely and efficiently cured. - '
L aver Complaint, Swlmming of the Head/
I ndigestiou, Depressibn of Spirite, ,•
V arable and uncertain ppetite, •--:--
E very symptom of Dyspe ale
R elieved by Dr. Sargent's litl-Dyspeptic A Liver
P Ills. They have effected ma 7 cures.
1 n every ease they have given r Ref. ,
L et no family be without this remedy.
Look to It that you get no other aril much -
S Ickness and pain will be prevented.
PREPARED AND SOLD B • .
(31:011,GE A. KEE
. . WHOLESALE DRUGGIST,
corner Wood street and Second avenue. Pittsburg ,
REVOLT IN THE INTERIOR
When the stomach is rebellious, the liver conta
macione, the burels disordered, the brain contend
'awl - the nerves in a tumult, call In the aid of HOS
•TET TER'S STOMACH BITTERS, If you would re
store quiet, regularity and harmony to the action of
these important organs. 'A
large proportion of the
complaints to which the human family are sutnect.
originate in Indigestion. For this distressing mala
dy, and parent of innumerable ailments as distress
ing as itself,, the BITTERS are ithe only a Mole
proved by experience to bet a universal and nufeill
ible remedy. - tint .although It was as a remedy for
dyspepsia and billionsuess that they drat obtained
presitge twenty years ago, it is ntw pretty well un
derstood, both by the public and the medical profu
sion, that their curative properties take a far wider
range. In nervous eouplalnts, spasmodic affections,
fever and ague, and every variety of general and lo
cal debility, their sileet is meat salutary I ana as
means of preparing the system to resist damp, cold,
poisonous elements In the water or the air, priva
tion, exposure. &c., no medicinal agent at present
known can be Justly compare 4 with this powerful
yet permit:as tonic. The feeble and sensitive, who
can ill withstand the inclemency of the winter sea
son, will llnd the BITTERS exactly the article they
need to lenity and sustain them.
A FACT OF GREAT VALUE.
No one can be too often impressed with the truth
of all disorders which manklnd•are prone to, none•
are of more prevalence at this season of the year
than those which manifest themselves in the lungs
and pulmunary organs. Dr. KEYSER'S PECTOR
AL SYRUP is a speedy and infallible cure in all re-
cent 'cues of coughs and lung diseases,. and DR.
KEYS/ WS LUNG CURE in cases of long standing
and great obstinacy, will be found of inestimable'
value. There Is scarcely •house or family in Pitts
burgh that cannot testify to ifs meritg, and instead
of a person wasting time on other men. and 'nap
propriate remedies, let them walk themselves to
Dr. Keyser's, 140 Wood , street, where they, Will
end the right medicine adapted to their eti t ee. The
Doctor has a long experience in medicine, and in
thole lung elutes, he has given signal pr.of of his
great ability and thorough knowledge otall thosO
diseases In which the lungs take a prominent part.
His residence in Pittsburgh ts over twenty years,
and the value of his remedies is extended wherever
coughs are prevalent and lung diseases to be cured.
DR. KEYSER'S RESIDENT . OFFICE for LUNG
EXAMINATIONS AND THE TREATMENT or
OBSTINATE CHRONIC DISEASES, 120 PENN
STREET, PITTSBUROH. PA. Once boors from
0 A. m. UNTIL 4 P. No
November 20. 11162, •
Congressmen En Ronte—Germine Winter
Weather—Libel Suits—National Con. •
yention of Cattle' Commissioners--cut_
mination of the Corn Corner—Fires.
tity Telearaph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
- CHICAGO, December I.—Lieutenant Gov.;
ernor Merrill, lion. W. B. Allison, Hon.
James Wilson, of lowa, Senator Yates, - Hon.
John A. Logan, Illinois, and Hon. C. C.
Washburn are in this city to-day on their
way to Washington. ,
It commenced snowing at an early licaar '
this morning, and has continued at inter-
Yale during the daythe first genuine win•
ter weather this season-
Henry Wanderly, of this city, whose
rowdyism at a boarding horse on Wabash
Avenue was made public by the Chicago
Tribune, has commenced an action against
that paper for libel, laying his damage at
$lO,OOO ; also against the Chicago Repub.
/lean for the same cause) and same amuont.
The National Convention of Cattle Com
missioners met in the hall of Representa
tives, at Springfield, Illinois, this afternoon.
Hon. J. Pool, of Indians, was nominated as
temporary chairman, which was carried,
and H. D. Emory, of Chicago, as temporary .
Secretary. A committee of three, Dr.
Manse, of Missouri, Mr. Howard, of . Michi
gan,' and i.)r. Johns, of Illinois, was ap
pointed on Credentials, and the following
named ten gentlemen were appointed a
committee on permanent organization:
Hon. J. C. Christie, of Canada; Prof. Smith,
of Missouri, Colonel E. Messenger, of Ohio,
Mr. Allen, of Now York, Mr. Carter, of
Maryland, Mr: Erle, of Indiana, Dr. Niles,
of Michigan, Dr. Snow, of Rhode Island,
Dr. Thayer, of Massachusetts, and John P.
Reynolds, of Illinois.
In the aftemmon Governor Oglesby ad
dressed the Commissioners.
At the afternoon session of the Conven
tion Mr. Christie, from the Committee on
Permanent Organization, reported the
names of the following officers : President,
Hon. Lewis F. Allen, New York; Vice
Presidents, D. Christie, T. Reber, R. Mc-
Call, M. R. Patrick, P. A. Chadbourne, G.
F. Thayer, S. Howard, H. J. Moore, H. C.
Johns, J. Poole, Peter Melendy, A. B.
Hamilton and Dr. Snow; Secretaries, Dr. -
G. M. Snow, Rhodeisland; J. P. Reynolds,
Illinois, Dr. L. D. Moore, Maryland, and
Dr. M. M. Gores, New York. Hon. J. Stan
ton then 'delivered along and able address.
There were no less than five alarms of
fire in this city this evening, between the
hours of seven and eight o'clock.. The
first commenced at 416 State street and de-
atroyed everything mo to 422. The build
ings were all two story frames, generally
occupied by families above and small shops
beneath; loss about 510,000. The second
occurred in Judd's Block, on the north
east corner of Randolph and Lasalle streets,
occupied by A. B. Sturges, Yankee notions.
ma stock was entirely destroyed; loss
$3,000. It Is supposed that incendiaries had
something to do with this fire. The third
fire took place in the dwelling house of
John A. Hicks, President of the Chicago ,
Brewing Company, located on the corner of
Fullerton avenue and North Clark street.
The reporter was not able to ascertain the
extent of this fire. The other alarms were
The corner in corn culminated yesterday
and resulted in. the repudiation of about
two-thirds of the "shorts." The number
of bushels repudiated was about one hum.
dred thousand, and the difference about
twenty-five thOusand dollars.
ARBUCKLE—KERR — On Tuesday morning. De
cember Ist, at the residence of the bride's mother,
by Rev. David R. Kerr. D.D., ,J OHM ARBUCKLE,
Jr., to Miss MARY A. KERR. li cards.
DICKEY—On Monday, November 30th, 1868,
CL ARA DICKEY, mite or Samuel Dickey, and
daughter of Thomas and Lucinda Neely, in the.
27th year of her age. •
Funeral from her late residence No. 7 Day alley,
on WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, Dec ember 2d. at 3
o'clock. The friends of the family are tespectfhlly
invited to attend. ' • 21
(Harrisburg papers please copy.)
ffi rI TON—On December let, at 10 o 4 clock A. m.,
THU& A. KIN I ON. late Lieutenant 102 d Pa. Vat.-
Vols., and late of the City Pollee, at ed 52 years.
Funeral, from the residence of Thos. Maxwell,
160 Penn street, THIS APTEHHOON, at %X o'clock,
to proceed to Uniondale Cemetery.
WEI. AIKEN, UNDERTAKER,
No. 166 FOURTH STREET, Pittstmrgh, Pa.
INS of all kinds, CRAPES, GLOVES, and ev
cry description of Funeral Burnishing Goods, far.-
nished. Rooms open day and night. Hearse and
F David Kerr. D D., Be,. W.
W. Jacobus. D. D., Thomas Ewing, Esg.. Jacob H.
Miller, Esc. .
ES &PEEBLES t UNDERR.
TAKERS AND LIVERY STABLES, corner Of ,
8 DUSKY STREET AND CHURCH AVENUE,
Allegheny City. where their COIrPIN ROOMS are
constantly supplied with real and imitation 8080.
wood s , Mahogany and Walnut Collins, atpriees Tae
tyin from to
Bodies prepared for inter
ment. Hearses and C fUrnished; also, all
Linda of Mourning Good ur Sl required. °Moe open
at all hours, day and night. •
110011EBT T. RODNEY . , lINEIER•
TAXER AND EMBALMER, No. 45 OHIO
BET, Allegheny, seeps constantly on hand a.
large assortment of ready-made Collins of the fol
lowing kinds First, the celebrated American Be..
rial Cases, Metallic Self-sealing Air-tient Capes
and Caskets, and Rosewood, Walnut and Rooewood
Imitation Collins. Walnut Collins from 015 up
wards. Rosewood. Imitation Collins from ,45 up.
wards, and no petite mill be spared to give entire
satisfaction. Crape Ind Gloves furnished free of
charge. Best Hearses and Carriages tarnished on
short notice. Carriaires retraished to funerals 114.•
, SCOTCH PEBBLE
WERBEETED TO 'REPROVE TEE BIOS!
FOR\SALE BY 4-
66 FIRTH STREET.
11ENRY G. SALE,
Comer of Penn and St. Clair Streets,
Has now In stock one of the largest and most iarieil
Fall an&Winter Goods
ever brought ao this city. His stook embraces al
the latest French utd English manufactures of
Gloths, Cassimeres, _Suiting!, OTertoalings.
a of Gent's Furnishing Goods
FOR A STYLISH OVERCOAT.
FOR A STYLISH DRESS COAT
FOR A STYLISH BUSINESS COAT,.
808 42. STXl.4Bff HAAB N COAT,
FOIL X fit PAI it OF
FOR A STYLISH VEST OF ALL KINDS,
For alt the latest styles cut clothes, made of the' peat
material. and by iirst.class workmen. and at prices.
surprisingly low, go to the well known Merchant
NO. 50 ST. GLAIR STREET, now Sixth.
TEOB. F. DALE, M. D..... 8. BUTTON, D. D.
milE UNDERSIGNED WIPE AS-
SOCIATED thentselTes together for the
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
OMee, N 0.19 STOCKTON AVENUE, Aliefittony
city. THOS. F. DALS, M. D.
so:0:AM X.. 13. BUTTON, X. D.