The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, December 28, 1868, Image 4

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sst fa vily netasyspo in Pennsylvania. It
presents emit mat forty-eight columns of
solid reading nuttier. it pivot tlusfuitsist as
mil Gs the mat seitablernarket reports. of any
paper in "the State. Its •ffles are used wave
steely ty , the Oivid Courts'of Alleglienroounty
for reference in iniportant issues Codetermine
as ruling .priers in the narkets at the time of
tke business transaction in ditowte. Terms:
vopy, one year, $1.50 ; in Mate of fee,
$1,254 in - dohs of ten, $1,15, and one free
to theyett rep of the club. Specimen copies
&Wire, toerny addnrs.
i nt PRINT 071 inside pagre of this
soornieyeilhziont —Second page: Ephem
eris, East -River :.Bridge, Giro. Todd's
The Coning Was in Europe, lntereating
Miscellany. Mite and Sixth Raga : Com
vaercial, lnizantiai, Imports and ifarlate,
Sive?. •Nence. enth page: Peary, "Sr-art
iste Lane," The Midden Hand, Amusement
GOLD closed in New York on Saturday
at .1302435. _
A. isrEALlymmuld philanthropic citlien. of
!Philadelphia :made a Christmas , gift to 'that
city , al eiglatrthree acres of land, adjsiirdng
ate new Porimr.tensiolit, and to be annepd
tto theeame. the value of the gift is esti
attated•at nolless than $30%000.
WitenuttranE, our late liirriEger to
Taragnay;lias arrived at .New Yorh. With
IdmiraturneAir. Wiranyour present:Minis
-Wilt° Brazil. The public curiosity will
-doubless be - -catisfled, et-an early day, with
an: official -statement of the complications
which havetmade the diplomatic experience
-0P the formtrthe toptc•of•much tmeiendly
*mom= prochuLtion of. the Gover
nor officially 'declares, as it does, • 4 1 , the pay
ment, caMellation, extinguishment, and
final discharge of two millions four hundred
and,fourtecn - thousand eight hundred and
+sixteen dollar a and sixty-four cents of the
rhicipal debt of • this Commonweelth"—it
my-safely be assumed that, so much alma,
of the total of our obligations,,has been ex
tinguished, andwill be •no more heard of
l'Esoara7r . - -rounstuo express --amehen
thous that a; short supply of food may be
..experieneed in Greatißritainhefore another
iharvestrOpemr. The 'hay and root crops of
hest year, which should subsist. the animals
- through- the Winter and ...Spring, -were.very
-cormideashly diminished .by the: droughts
9Whicb,przTailed through the latterapart of
the ..grooftg season. The consequence is
;that these animals, especially qiorses and
bulltieks, are already • drawing+ largely upon'
the -stook of-smaller .ivains :usually appro-
meted for human food. The rresultis re
gardedaas inevitable that large • importations
- will 13 rfotihd. necessary before the next
ems 'tan •be :realized, and arrangements
arealroady m progress,on a very much ex
tended-scale, for ' the -purchase .and-shipment
of corn, from, the :United:States. .If the ap
prelaensions referred to should prove to be
\ well fousaled,Lthe effect upon ourown mar
\ kets will Inaturally -be to arrest the down
ward movement of breadetuffs of all des
cn'ptions. •
Pinsemtarle last ,proclamation of
amneetyfor.rebels wise very fair theatrical'!
perfommar, bat thatis About all of it. It
neither reyesls .Acts of Congress • nor the
2aVtif -Article of •the -43a.ustitutkna. It
clothes with.uivil rightsumne.of those whom
the 7034C6 of lam people, through Congress
or otherwise, Jas. disfranchiss l d until, by the
same authority, those disabilities shall be
removed. Doubts are even expressellai to
the suilielumcy of the -Presidential act, by
way of peadon fur-offenders who have meth
er been tried morconvicted. ilLeir right tf)
claim - exemptioa from a criminal proseen
, dos, - under Executive grace, admits of ques
tion among the legal profession.• :Practical
.ly, however, - we may agreethat -there
longer a likelihood that suck prosecutions
will be instituted. The 3 -ipoliny" of the
Prenident would be swift to &encase with
tall the penalties of a conviction, ad the
-counixy will, therefcue, tie epared from any:
repetitions of the farcical proceedings at
;PAchmond against , theleading rebel of all.
Davis, ;Swum, lims.Limar and ,the zest
-can, and doubtless will, now return lame,
with sufficient licenseto live among ua, ex
empt from all jtidicial penalties . for their
crimes. They can live here unmoleited by
the comrts--and that is all they have to hope
for. They will remain within the law's
protection and Without all Its _other prlvil
egesour.V. by a - two•thirds vote in each
Rouse of Congress, their restoration to
c iti z enship 6 ball be complete.
Until thea, these rebel leaders are wel
come to a citr.l statuiprecisely the same as'
that in which, til)tO 1801, five millions of
the Bouthera people were held by the class
whom these lea ders represented: Davzs,
Busegnatip n E sad -their followers hair°
ch;umed places wfth their once despised
blaCk slaves, and it h now for the latter "to
consider whetber their Old 'musters, now
outeasti frbta pollticaleL l atetice inthe land,
retain any riglala 7144angiln:theta to _ re.
ry - y4.14t ti :IL'
Ey his frank remonstrance against the
continuance of the railway-subsidizing pol, General GRAIiT has exposed hiliself, in
some quarters, to an unfriendly criticism.
He is arraigned as manifesting a disposition
to dictate to Congress—and that. too, even
in advance of his own induction to the i'res
ideocy. This socknation is but one of;
proofs that, in daring to express his Mean-
Vto a system Of expenditure utterly inad
tnissible in the present condition of the
Treasury, he has made a bold, square issue
'with the corrupt "rings" which envelope
the government I
As a citizen, independent of his political
destiny, 'General Giu has the same right
as other citizens, to hold and'express an
opinion! upon questions of paramount public
importance—the same right as this journal
exercised in the decided opposition which
it expressed, months ago, to the granting of
the kmmense subsidies for which applica
tions were then, as they are , still, pending
upon the tables and in the lobbies of Con
Mut General GRANT is something more
than a private citizen.. • He has been selected
to be charged with the administration of
the Government, and h will soon be clothed
with all the responsibility therefor. Sixty
days hence, he enters office and meets, at
'the 'same time, a new 'Congress. It is not
what the latter body may do,
, but what the
present Congress may permit, which is to
embarrass his administration. If he sees,
as all the world else sees, that economy, re
trenchment, the reduction of the public
Alebt and the diminution of the public bur
thens of taxation 'ars to be rendered-clear
impossibilities throughout hie term of office,
by the improvident or corrupt extravagance
of members now, in pledging the public
faith for hundreds of millions of dollars in
addition to present engagements. it is his
duty to say just what he is reported to have
said. Speaking of the schemes pending at
Washington, to deplete the Treasury, of
which railways, steamship-liJes and ship
canals are most prominently attracting pub-
I lie attention now, he denounced the whole
business as a public robbery. He added:
"I tun not in favor of directly or indirectly
increasing the public debt while there is a
party in the country that talks about repudi
ation. Furthermore, it is absolutely neces
sary that we should have the strictest hon
esty in the collection of the revenue, and
the strictest economy in all expenditures."
No well-informed citizen who has ob
served the course of events at Washington,
needs to be told that the danger is urgent,
that the duty is plain and most obliga
tory, or that the President-elect has set
forth his view of that duty, in the clearest
and most significant language. He knows
that the point of danger is between the
present hour and the 4th of March, and
that a timely protest now may avert the
disastrous results which have been appre
If these declarations from Gen. Grumer
should prove effectual, in restraining a few
Republican members from uniting with
the opposition to fasten new and enormous
burthens upon the National back, he will
`have achieved a new title to the public grat
tude. We think his remonstrances will
avail. Members who are disposed to sell
oat to the "rings" which crowd the lobbies
of Congress, will hesitate before committing
themselves so directly against the policy to
which our leader and our party stand equal
/1y pledged.
f -
When GRANT implored an universal
reign of peace, he would have included re
lief from the vast swarm of public plunder
ers who threaten us more and more With a
national bankruptcy of honor and of mate
rial resources alike. But the swarm has not
been abated, and the result is,—what might
be expected from 'ULYSSES S. GRANT,—
was, instant, sharp and uncompromising.
He has taken the war-path against the rail
way ring, the. Indian ring, the whisky ring,
the steamship and ship canal rings, and the
half score of other combinations "to deplete
the Treasury." And the man who doubts that
he will push things, with thine enemies of
the public credit, until they shall uncondi
tiqually surrender, mistakes the Character of
the President-elect, and of the great party
which heartily approves his late declara
tions, and will sustain him to The end.
Weadd that General GRAFT, succeeding,
as he will, , in this warfare against extrava
gance, corruption, and official dishonesty—
for that is what his recent declarationi
mean—will confer upon his countrymen a
service no less Important than that which
has - already -crowned hit military genius.
Restoring an honest efficiency in all depart
ments of the public service, - enforcing upon
the legislative branch, by his just influence
and conspicuous example, the paramount
obligations of personal purity and official
econOmy, driving out from the precincts of
the Capitol and of the departments the horde
of ipeculators and, corruptionists who have
long driven tliere their shamefully profitable
traffic in official honor,-.4n this way, Presi
dent GRANT will fight and win a more criti
cal campaign than either 4 of the four which
closed at Appomatox.
The New York Tiffin falsely attributes
*e high price of coal during the last two
months to the operation of the tariff. It
ought to have reflected that the tariff was
precisely now last summer and spring,
sand all last year, now, and yet during
those periods the price of coal was so
low as to yield little or no profit. If the
tariff causes: tho high price now, it must
have caused the low prices then; which is
sufficient to show that a fallacy lurks some
where in the reasoning pursued. The fact
is, no body was taken more by surprise by
the advance of coal than the managers of
the prittcipin companies engaged Inm/fling;
`transporting and selling that . article. , Last
spring all those companies, throughout the
anthracite districts, made contracts foi de
livery running to the last day ofNovember.
, ,
These contracts, or course, were predicated
on the' prices ruling in the spring,. ji/gch',
were ruinously. , lowl for the : littidneem_
Most of the '
cosappmesi up` Sethaissiday or
t., e
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- PITrSBURGB. - GitiEtTik6NDAY, DECF I :MBFR \ 2B, 1868.
November, had done little' or nothing 'be
yond filling contract engagements. The
advance in September took them completely
by surprise, and Inured exclusively to the
benefit of retail dealers, who had bought in
the spring. Nor was this the only bad luck
that fell upon the companies when coal
went up, the miners advanced proportion
ately their wages, though their employers
were stilleonstrained to go on delivering at
the former low rates.
How was the advance brought about!
In the spring and early part of summer, a
reduction of wages to match the diminished
rates for coal, brought on extensive strikes,
in most of the anthracite districts, This
tended naturally to produce &short supply.
Many operators perceiving there was no
money in the trade, as matters stood, slack
ened business, or ceased entirely. The
great companies inereased.their product, by
reason of arrangements previously made, in
anticipation of a larger demand; but they
did not.cover the deficiency in other quar.
ters,nor the general increase of consumption.
The laws of trade, under these circum
stances, could do nothing but force prices up.
The Times, in its assault Upon the tariff,
in quest of cheap coal,. alleged that the
duty was laid to benefit a few Pennsylvania
companies. In reply, the Tribune, with an
air amazingly self-complacent, inquired if
Cumberland was not in Maryland? We do
riot know how it is, but that journal always
blinders when it makes an allusion, direct
or indirect, to this Commonwealth, Cum
berland is in Maryland; but very little of
the coal marketed in New York is sent from
that region. Even a large part, if not the
greater part of the bituminous coal used in
New York and vicinity, in the manufacture
of gas or other purposes, is sent from Penn
sylvania, much of it from our adjoining
county of Westmoreland.
The latest sensation in railway circles is
the alleged compromise between the Erie
and New York Centralmanagers, by which
the two concerns are, hereafter to be mani
pulated in harmony with each other. The
arrangement is said to, include the with
drawal of , all suits on both r sides, and to
stipulate for an equal interest in the ques
tions of Western connections, the Erie to
be unobstructed in its scheme for a three
railed track from New York to the Missis-,
eippi. There •is no reason to dohbt that
these rumors are substantially correct, and
that the details, nerliaps tke text, of the
agreement thus made, will in a very few
days transpire publicly.
.As between the two contracting parties,
the general and probably Oorrect impression
upon the public . mind' favors an Erie tri
umph. Thie Company, with its corruption
fond of so many millions of cash, how ac
cumulated our well-informed readers . do
not need to be reminded, has gone into the
fight carrying entirely too many guns for
Commodore V c ANDEEBILT to resist. Find
ing his weakness, he has obtained a parley,
and its result is not a temporary truce but
a pacific compact which may or may not
prove permanent.
Other things being equal, we ;should re
gard any agreement whatever, between the
notoriously faithless managers' of those
rallwity "interests," as no more than a hol
low armistice, soon to be ended in hostilities
more vigoronethan before. But, those men
have discovered of late that it is for their
advantage;naY, more, that it is a necessity
for them to work together in a cordialArr.xl
faith. It is only in this way 'that they call
discover any method which • promises to
meet successfully the menacing competition
of the Pennsylyanla Central route. Here is
supplied the condition which may render an
alliance more lasting between the two
Northern rivals of our line. But, neverthe
less, we do not fear its ultimate success.,
No combinations, however gigantic, can t ,
triumph In the long run, when engineered
by the Fiske, DRUMS, GOULDS and VAN
DERUILTS, against the Pennsylvania Cen
tral interest, Under a management which is
fortunate, over its rivals, in monopolizing
the personal confidence of the people.
' The Erie and Central combination I is
worth a good deal, as a highly compliment
ary acknowledgment of the ability displayed
by the Pennsylvania Central management..
Beyond this coraphment, we see in it noth
ing to admire, and as friends of the Central
route, very little to fear.
A dispatch says: •
The report of a oempromlse in the Erie
war is pretty well confirmed today. The
parties interested are generally reticent,
but some of them adroit their belief that a
compromise will be made. The terms of
the compromise have been settled, but have
not been put in documentary form. Sev
eral injunctions now pending forbid any
steps to stop legal proceedings, and to get
around this the parties to suits will allow
the cases to be called in court, but they Hill
be postponed indefinitely. The state com
pal Vanderbilt to return the shares mid a
half million dollars obtained' of the, Erie
road last spring, will be abandoned with.
the rest. and nothing further undartidien.
Vanderbilt became, frightened • whew . the
Erie managers threatened to enjoin his: re
cent dividend of 80 per cent. scrip, and his
alarm led to the present settlement. 'lt' hi
understood that the managere made no in,
junction, and will withdraw the suits in'
consideration of the withdrawal of lithos-,
tility to the Erie road. Each road will be
allowed to make unbroken communicition
to the Mississippi. 'Unless some new, ob.:,
stack) arises, the whole matter will be ar
ranged by Wednesday of next week. It is
rumored that Vanderbilt, Dreiv, Fisk and
Belmont were closeted last night until a late
hour, to arrange the details of the compro
GENERAL. Avstam, our Consul fieneral
in Canada, attending recently a compli
mentary dinner to a local railway magnate,
was toasted as th e American-representatlye.
His'speech in response said a vast number
of good things, not the worst one being his
neat 'little hit at the rebel sympathies of the
English and Canadians, during , our Rebel
lion. Said the General: •
With regard to the principle of unity in
America, you may remember that in Per,
recent. successful Struggle to render our AO
clety homogeneousmany of our demos)
lzed friends throug hout theirorld were,apt,
to think and to say - that. the • United States
were liable to criticisaftite- two points; vie:
at first that they were. not united, ands lat.
terly that they Were hot-States.''HaPPUY l
such criticisms`are noWdittof ftibkat •
I sincerely hope thatit,VUL never
neeeescrylo demotarataftolo/411/4Vg
victoria or &blithe is indoor*
Ple of owing • k.:,.14,1 1
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Doxx PLATT tells, for the first time in
print, a good story about President JACKSON
and the removal of his wooden bust from its
place as figure-head for the old ship Consti
tution. The story was communicated to
D. P. by Mr. Drcsaxsox, the first A. J's.
Secretary of the Navy, who says:
I remember the towering rage he exhibit
ed when the - news reached us that the fig
ure-head, carved in likeness of the Presi
dent, had been sawed off by some miscreant
hi the night. He directed -me to offer a
large reward, and swore , he would hang the
sceundrel, sooner or later.
t i a
"I o ered the reward, and one nigiit,some
month a ft er, a man sent into my rooms
word the wished to seeb me. I ordered
him in, and a rough fellow made his ap
pearance with a sack thrown over his shoul
der, Without saying a word, he slung the
sack rbund and emptied a huge wooden
head on the floor. ,
"There it is, sir. Now bring out your
bears," said the man. It was a grotesque
looking thing, sawed off directly under the
"'There. it is, I say,' he went on, had
nothin' agin old Hickory, but that head
hadn't any business on the old Constitu
tion. I'd saw it off agin.- Now do your
"I ordered the fellow under arrest, and
taking my carnage, drove to the White
House, with the,mutilated head in the sack.
Giving lit to a servant, I appeared before the
Presid nt, and without saying a word, sat
the head, on Its nose, before him, on the ta
ble. He stared at it, and then at me, and
when I explained, he burst into a fit of un
controllable laughter.
"'Why that,' he cried, at length—'why
that is the most infernal graven image I ever
saw. The fellow did perfectly right.
You've got him, you say; well, give him a
kick and my compliments, and tell him to
saw it off again.'
Co*.nErirrsa, a few days since, upon
senator MORTON'S resumption-bill, we oh-'
jected, in decided terms, to that provision
which postponed resumption by the Banks
for eighteen months after specie.resumption
shall be inaugurated at the Public Treasury.
Mr. Treasurer Brim;En presents the same
objection, in his recent WILDER letter. Re
marking that "the banks should not be per
mitted 'to remain in a state of suspension
for a day, much less for months, ,as he pro
poses, after resumption by. the Treasury,"
Mr. SPINNER proceeds :
"Resumption, to be successful, must be
simultaneous. The three estates—the peo
ple, the banks, and the government—must
stand together, or they will fall, and fall
together. the banks will not be able to
stand without the assistance of the govern
ment; and the government, being the en
dorser of the notes of the banks to thn
amount of three hundred million dollars,
would probably fall if the banks should
fall; and the people, unfortunately for
themselves, could but follow in the wake of
the other two.
"A simultaneous resumixion would not
be unaptly represented by a tripod, or a
three•sided pyramid, each side leaning
against and at the same time supporting
the other two sides."
81:12iBLTRY, Northumberland county, is to
have a gas works.
Timm are four furnaces,at Sharpsville,
Mercer county, all of which are now in full
A NEW steam saw mill is to be put up
shortly by Mr. J., T. Freck, in Millersburg,
Dauphin county.
TEE name of Irish Ripple Postoffice, in
Lawrence county, has been changed to
Wampum Postoffice.
Ttizaa are aeventv•six students in Lehigh
University, and one hundred and twenty
six in Lafayette College.
A BOY named Leonard Runnel!, living
near Waynesburg, was recently kicked on
the head and killed by a hohse.
Ox Christmas morning Wm. M'Dermott,
of Norristown, kept open his house and
dealt, out bread to all who came for it.
LexcestEn has had %alto a number of
mad dogs recently, and.the Mayor has pro
claimed that all dogs must be muzzled.
Ox Cbrlstmas morning a fire in Erie des•
troyed a fine building containing a bank, a
billiard saloon and a fur store. The amount
of loss is unknown.
MR. H. Hunt, of Milton, Northumber
land county, distributed one hundred loaves
of bread among the poor of that village, on
Christmas morning.
LAST week the house occupied by Mr.
"Gouldin, shoemaker, in Uniontown, Union
county, was destroyed by fire. The family
escaped with their lives and nothing else.
TUE Shamokin Herald says: On Mon
day last Emanuel Henninger was killed in
the mines at the Hickory Swamp Colliery,
by being blown down the man-way by the
discharge of a blast.
Tau Fayette county Teachers' I Institute
met in. Uniontown last Tuesday. About
ninety teachers were present, and Professor
Fulton, of Brownsville, delivered a line lec
ture on popular education.
Tan Lebanon Courier says that there are
now upwards of forty trains, passenger and
freight, passing Lebanon daily, over the
Lebanon Valley Railroad.f Nearly twice
that Lumber, probably, pass through Read
ing daily.
Tan fine collection of minerals left by the
late Mon. Geo. M. Kelm, of Beading, has
been presentedi by his heirs to the Lehigh
Universi v .The collection contains more
than 5,000 spochriens, and cost the collector
about $15,000.
A Cokr.driv of Buffalo capitalists have
purchased, folly acres of ground near
kiliarpsville, Mercer.county, on which it is
Intended to erect rolling mill and steel
work* .The work Will begin as soon as
permits. . •
TO Gettysburg Star 'aye : The public
sehoot hduse at Whitestewn was'destroyett
by, fire on the night . ,of 11th inst. A
large pumbei of books were:else burflea•
The building had shortly before bee n pit in
thorough repair.
THE Mercer Dispatch says: Two million
four tUndred and seventy•one thousand
seven hundred (2,471,700) pounds - of dressed
stone w re used in the construction of our
new' ja notwithstanding the building is
brick en' the cells are iron.•
Tint I , dlana Register is an enterprising
paper. sat week it came 'out in quarto
form, di hie its usual size and about as
laAge ae
.t WiPAgrrTg.. It claims, and prob
amY itilluMihi% that number was the largest
specimen !)f a country, newspaper ever pub.
PETERSON, of Custards, Craw
__ gow
: 4
rord county,liffers one hundred dollars re
" Ward for arty information concerning the
whereabouts of his son, Ezra Peterson, who
dittippetired from Greenwood, Crawford
'csiiint3r, In August, 11107, it which time he
was about thirteen years old. • -
ON Monday last the Teaches' Institute of
Cambria county held • its second Maul ,
meeting in the . Court House, , rt Ebensbutg.
Atqiiy,;, Wash • *ere loresent. ' 'Various.
i t of fl 0411.• uI
v - •
sed and numerous addresses delivered, three
or four by Prof. Burtt, of Pittsburgh, who
also took part in most of the debates.
Orqdonday evening, the 14th instant, be
tween\nine and ten o'clock, the fine brick
barn of Isaac Bickel, of Douglas township,
about hai s f,a mile from Gilbertstown was
burned to the ground; with all its contents.
The fire progressed so rapidly that nothing
could be got from the building, two horses,
four cows, one calf and a lot of poultry per
ishing in the daises :\ All his grain and hay,
and all the farming implements, except one
wagon and sulkey, were consumed, togeth
er with about eighty dollars worth of tobac
rand a lot of carpenter's tools.
an important law cane,\involving the
question of the limit-of the powers dele
gated to the Legislature of Pennsylvania,
under the Constitutions of the State and
the United States, will be tried in Harris
burg on Monday next, viz: That Of, the
Commonwealth vs. the Pennsylvania Rail
road and Canal Companies. In March, 1866,
the Legislature passed an act requiring' the
various dams on the Susquehanna river and
its tributaries to be remodeled, at the ex
pense of their owners, to allow the passage
of fish. The defendants refused to comply
with the law, and some months since were
indicted. in Dauphin county. By- consent
of counsel a special verdict was found in
each case. Should judgment be entered
against the defendants, the dams will be
abated as , nuisances.
The General AnineEity.
WASHINGTON December 24.—Little else
has been talke d in political circles here
to-day than the general amnesty proclama
tion. The many rebels in this city have
been very jubilant, and think they see in
the Prejident's last move a partial revival of
the Lost Cause, which may regain life un
der the lead of those who have been com
pelled to make foreign climes their homes
since the rebellion was crushed. An the
other hand the Republicans are more stirred
up than at any time since Johnson made the
direct removal of Secretary Stanton from
office. Much feeling is manifested, and
Johnson is denounced in unmeasured terms.
It is believed that as soon as Congress reas
sembles that body will take some action in
regard to the matter. General Grant sharis
in the same opinion as the other Republi
cans, that 'Johnson has taken an unwar
ranto step, which should be severely re
.0 It is stated to-night on the streets that
Breckenridge expects to pass through here
in a few days on his way to Kentucky, and
that he, with other rebel leaders, were con
sulted by the President in regard to issuing
the proclamation.
Washington Gossip.
The report of Special Revenue Commis
sioner Wells is now being put in type, and
will be ready to present `within two weeks.
It discusses the tariff question at length,
strongly opposing all plans which contem
plate anything more than a tariff , for reve
There is a strong feeling in the Senate
against confirming any more of Johnson's
appointments, and it is said that an under
standing exists among the Republican Sen
ators that no further confirmations will be
made until after the 4th of March. This
will apply to those now before the Senate as
well as to any that may come hereafter.
ThelJnion Pacific Railroad is ready for
inspection to the nine-hundred-and•seventy -
fifth mile post, at Echo Canon, where they
are putting up a tunnel, one thousand feet
through the solid rock. A temporary track
is being laid around this tunnel, which is
being e,xcavated from both ends. On last
Friday two and a half miles of rails were
put down, with the thermometer in the
neighborhood of zero.
When a person takes cold the lungs become
charged with phlegm, which oppressing the con.
stitution a natural effort 1s" made for • relief.
This effort is* cough. The only Lath and prudent
remedies to be adopted are those ithich asslst na
ture In its work, by looser. lug the phlegm and exci
ting a freedom of expectoration until the evil is re
mirably adapted to promote expectoration, ease the
breathing, loosen the phlegm, , abate the fevr, and
allay the tickling which occasions the cough, with
out tightening toe chest, or In any way injuring the
system, and for all temporary and local affections,
such as irritation of the throat, hoarseness of the
voice, influenza, dc., it Is of incalculable value. Es
pecially at this inclement season 'of the year It
would be well for every family to'have this valuable
remedy at hand. Prepared by BEO. A. KELLY.
Wholesale Drugglat,corner Wrodstreet and Second
ay. nue. Pittsburgh, and for sale by all druggists
ana dealers Ip medicine. 50 cents per battle.
Reader. we will &uprose you a martyr to dyspep
sia. If 3on are not, so much the better for yon. It
you are. perhaps you may profit by this paragraph.
You havejet:t finished your dinner, we will say, and
feel:as if you had swallowed lead instead of whole
some food, You have a sensation of tightness
round the upper.part of the diaphragm, as it some
snake of the constrictor tribe held you In its em
brace, and had tooled Its cotta over the pit of your
stomach. '.cu feel supremelY miserable; and arch
is the penalty which' your complaint exacts after
every meta. What do you desire? Ease, of course.
An exemption from the Incubus that robs you of sill
enjoyment doting the day, and disturbs your rear at
night. Take, then, this piece of letformstion: you
suffer needlessly. HOSTILTTEIVS e TOMACH BIT
TM led will as certainly cure ail youragonizing symp
toms es the day on which you read this article will
be succeeded by another. Perhaps you are indred
ukinsibutifyOU have read the testimony of theemi
nent cllizens, In every walk of life, who have tested
the preparation, and sublnltted.the results of their
experience to the public through the. press, you
ought at jea,e to have solliclent faith to make a trial
of st in your ease. ' it is • pure vegetab'e tonic and
aiteratlve,—ths only medicine fix Ms world entirety
adapted to your a , anptaint. If you are in be habit
of taking any alcoholic excitant as a pa Native,
abandon It. and try thls WHOLESOME MEDWATED
STIMULANT. Hit does you no good, en y so; but you
will not do that, for it kas never yet failed, in a via
l& instanco, to cure dyspepsia, billousnerS, and
tneir v.sions concomitants.
At this time of the year, when the streets-and
Pavements are covered with snow and slush, It is
no wonder that the natural pores and conducts of
the :body become obstructed, and whole communi-
Mee become &fleeted with coughs and pulmonary
and throat Ailments; One of the very best cures for
all these diseases will be found in DR. - KEYSER'S
TV:MORAL SYRUP, which at once sets 'free the
Imprisoned matter, removes tie obstruction, and
allays the irritability of the nervous system in such
a way as to do no injury , to health, or interfere with
one's usual avocations. What abtessing It must be'
to have so Potent a remedy in the house as DR.
KEYSER'S PECTORAL SYRUP. which, for over
twenty years, has gained on the affections and re
stored the health of thousands of our people. To
get the best of what is going Is a good rule in any.
thing ; but It is especially true with s regard to moll.
eine, and there is no cough medicine, that we imply,
of, of equal potency, both as • eve andpreventive
Sold at the great Medicine &tore, Nei. 140 Wood
to 101 LIBERTY tiTAZET, two doors below Saint
Clair. .
DE. KEYSER'S NJOIMENT OFFICE ibr Luna • . $ • - -
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Andrew J. Fuller.
Prof. John Gamgee.
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Donalei G. Mitchell.
Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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T. P. - Tlumpson,
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Mra. R. H. Stoddard.
George P. Ripley.
Grace Greenwood.
Laura E. Lyman.
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Forle v by all News Dealers.
Thomas Nast.
P. P. Quinn.
Hon. T. C. Peters.
Tames Hogg.
8.-H. Stoddart.
Mary E. Dodge.