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WFIRST ENGLISH EVANGEL
ICAL; LUTHERAN CHURCH, Seventh
street—ltev; SAMUEL LAIRD, Pastor. Servicera
1 . 0-monnow (Sunday.) and rewrdarly hereafter, at
1034 A. In. and 7i P. I! Sunday School at 9A. N.
THE FIRST METHODIST
CHIOCII. , (Railroad Ftreet, near Depot.)
NEW BRIGHTON., Lta. h. P. CROWTIIhiI, Pastor
Preaching EVERY SABBATH, at NA A. M. and 7
P. m. Public cordially Invited.
far'THE FIRST METHODIST
CHISR(3H, FIFTH AVENUE. between Smith
field and grant streets, ALEX. (ILA HR, Pastor.
Preaching EVERY SABBATH. at 10.311 A. 31. and
7.30 Y. i. Free seats and welcome to all. Sunday
bchool at 9 A. m• and L 45 H.
I:girFIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
OF PITTSBURGH. W. S. Gray, Pastor,
meets statedly In NEVILLE HALL. corner of Lib
erty and Fourth streets. Services every Lord's Day
at 1054 A. M. and T r. m. Timpublic are cordially
PUBLIC LECTURE AT THE
NE •JERTISALEM (mu rtcl7, corner of
Wood and Sixth streets, on SUNDAY EVENING,
January nth. Subject—The orde of litiman De
velonment; .And tue Eventing and morning were
the Hr t day:*
REN'. I. F. LOVERING, OF
Concord, N. H.. will preach at the ACAD
EMY OF MIInIC to-sorrow morning at 10! , ¢ o'clock
and evening at. 74. Evening bnblect--11 very
Man Rae 11 s Work." Ali are cordially invited.
Yeats free. Jal6
'RELIGIOUS. -FIRST CHRI9=
TIAN CHURCH. eeruer Heaver street and
Montgomery avenue, Allegheny. JOSEPH KINO,
Pastor. Services next Lord's Day aL 10:30 A. X.
and at T r. at.
Seats free and all are kindly Invited.
Ur' THE FIRST METHODIST
CHURCH. ALLEGHENY.—The Pastorate
of this Church Is tow 'filled by the appointment of
11. B. KNIGHT, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio.-
Preaching IVERY SAI,I3ATII, at A. Si and 7'S
P. M. Lcoture on Wednesday Evening, and Gencral
Prayer Meeting on 'Friday Evening.
10 - MESSIAH ENGLISH EVAN
- GELVIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, (Gen
era SYnod.) Hand &rect. below Petits. Rev..l.
W. STU(aENBEIt(i. Pastor. 'Religious services
repalarivon S.4.IIIIATIt hereafter. Sunday School
9 A. M. Preaching at 2.03 , ,j A. 31. and TA( P. M.
Prayer Meeting and Lecture Wednesday evenings.
Friendslifthe congregation and public are cordially
engaged in organizing thq ownership of
Proposed extensive winks for the convection of the
iron Ores of Michigan, at a locality which posses see
many peculiar advantages for economising cost of
ore, fuel, transportation, market, &c.. are In cor
respondence with one of the publithers of the GA
ZETTE, who will be glad to communicate with any
capitalists . In Pittebu gh with a view io investment
in an enterpr'se tout presents rare prospects of
proving very lucrative. Reference, 31r. RING,
GAZETTIL OFFICE. Ja .I.
• (LITT CONTROLLER'S OFFICE.
• Pittsburgh, January 13, 1869. S
SEALED PROPOSALS, AD
DRESSED to the undersigned, will be received at
this office until SAT , JRDAY, January 16, 1869,
at io , clock P, H., for supplying the city with
STi;TIONERY AND BLANK BOOKS
for the fiscal yea- commencing February 1, 1869.
jaliLd=:;... • City Cnntro'ler.
A HOUSE AND LOT AT SEWICKLEY,
..cm . the Pittsburgh. Fort Wayne t Chicago Railway,
convenient to the etution. The nous. contains 11
rooms. bath room :and. , losets. The to. contains
two acres, with choice' varieties of fruit and two
graperles. slab e and coach house. This property,
if nut sold by the middle of February. will be rented.
Also. a .sod with eight rooms and good cel
lar. ' The bouso. is suhstan , ially built and will be
ready ft rod upancy by the first of A pril.• The our
, ehr:r can have from one to four acres, as be may
detlre. Toe lot has an excellent arple urchs-d on
It. 'ArTiv t JOIIN TROIIIPSON, on the premises,
.or at 133 Third avenue, Pittsburgh. I 1a16:d25
TN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
-1 1 - THE .UNITED STATES, for the Western...lns
tea of Dennsytvania..
H. M. HERSHBERG. a Bankrupt under the Act
cf C'ongress of March 2d, A. D. 1807, having ay:
plied for a discharge from all his debts and other
claims provable under said Act, by order of the
Court. notice is hereby given to all creditors who
Lave proved their debts, And other persons interest
ed, to appear on the lltb day of Fie BRU RY, 1869,
at 10 o'clock A. as.. before SAMUEL HAR rk.R.
Registerin Bankruptcy, at his office. No. 93
Diamond street, Plusburgh, Pa.. to show cause,
if any they have, why a Discharge should not be
,grauted to the said Bankrupt.
S. C. MCCANDLESS,
Clerk of 11. S. District Court for said District.
mins IS TO &IV E NOTICE THAT
on the 15111 day of January, A. D. 1869, a
Warrant to Bankruptcy was lisu.d against the
ESTATE OF ADM RODELIIEIMBR,
Of Allegheny City, In the county of Allegheny and
State of Pennsylvania, who has been adjudged a
Bankrupt, en his owopetttion: that the payment of
any debts and delivery of any property belonging to
such Bankrupt to him or for hiti use, and the trans
if an property by him, are ,rbidCen by law:
that a meeting -of the -creditors of the said Bank
vont, to prove their -debts, and to choose one or
snore assignees -of his estate, will be held at a Court
of Bankruplcit, to be holden at No. 116 Federal
street; Atiegherviteity, Allegheny county, Pa., be
fot43ollll N. PURI:LANCE, Esq., Register, on the
25th day . of February, A. D. 1869, at 2 o'clock
THOIITAS A. ROWLEY.
B. Marshal. as Messenz er
'IMPORTANT NEW BOOKS.
Ii'ALP CENTURY WITH JUVENILE DE
QUENTS. or the New 'York Ron.. o r
Refuge and its Times; -by B. B. E. Pierce
paler. 1118TORIUkL erf LAS for g.
'DILKIE'S 1111.13kTElt BRITAIN. Cheap
edition. —.. ._„
BEE I ON_
It:TR/NARY OF DEDOII.A.
PRY and Universal .2.asateer. containing
1000 pares clotalt printed. illustrated. Only. 3,50
LEciTUR SON PETER.; by d-T. John Lil
lie', D.D An Introduction to the study.-of'
Znnlish Literatore: by riot R. N. Day 2,35
THE I AW OF NAVE, and Love as a Law,
or Moral Science, Theoretical and Practical.
by Mark Hoplt - n". LL - .D 1,73
- THE STONY OF A I.:ONSCRIFT. By 51. M.
Brekmann—Chatrian.—•• • .... 1,50
HOW A BRIDE W AS WON, or a Chase
Across the P4mpa,; by Fredcrick liersteeker. 51,00
YEa I ERDAY. , TO-OAI , A. %II FOKEVE i.
newatipply at this remarkable poem.. 2.00
For bale by
ROBERT, S. DAVIS, -
Ad Wood Street.
FOR SAME IVY
tirLA - 1 Y• • a CONDE" . Aitlr
. • • . . .
.1. , 6 5 -wood Street.: .- -
OLIVER OPTIC'S NEW BO •K—Plaoe
and-Cottage, or Yr4lintAiske•les in France and '
liwltzeriand. Price.. . ...... .. , ... 41,50
lILIBF.SFORIII.B. By Co ..... ustnA. lee. :Prl. 0..1.'60
.AIFHITTIEIt'd -NEW PoF.lll—Amonia• the •
Mills. Price 1,50
p•THE BANG AND THE NOOK. By Hobert •
Browning: 2 cols. Prlye • 420
7.11 E CHILL/ WIPE. By , thoit.' Mayne
Bald. Pr ee 1,15
HALLECK'S Poe. i1.0...1. WotiKl—New
and F.nlar .ed adlaton. Price., %se
rti11.14...E, F.CionN it— t.n Hla.turicai Noral. •
Bv , Louloo Mobilo - tell Price 1 - 2,00
.1 , , ATCHWtilti)i FOlt THE w ARP &BE
OFJLIF E. A ew boot by the mintier et the
Settonbere Cona.Patintly.. Price 2,00
. 1 HE NEW Po EM.--Y.esterlay. Tod ay, and
Forever. •By Edward Henry Blekurletti.
Price „.. 2,00
i .'N °Eli TriE WILIAMb AND 01IIi,B.
POEM'. By Jus. Itu-s. II Lowell. Ist Ice.. . 2.00
WILD LIFE UN' PEE Tilt. EQU B yATOtt. Price... .
Tau' Du . helm Price 1,7.5
• BIiaTOHEN AIM...AD—WWI Pen and Pen- .
cll.l By Felix O. C. 'Darling Itiust.ated.
Price - 3,50
I.AW AN I. Ea_WI . ER,; Cur.ous Fat:wand _
Cboacie.l..tle Sketches. • • Ilostrated. i nee. 1,25
ABOUT WOK.. %. LOVE AND' MAR
RIAGE. By P. ranndera. Pree..... - ' 1,50
LITTLE LOLI'eNAYI NO4 AND
. 4'OU's GS.
Illti.orate , a Beautiful .urentle. .'t •./
• THE 0(.31 t N 'IS EINuDOM. Bys..lttss
SPAPrpe.,. , . - - 1,50
NAGEn Ftto3 AM eItICAN N..TE
BO • lid• By * sinaulel Iluwthorde. 2 vole.
TH , PEIttlY .4.- Ea..1./O'L'uN. 2 v....1s Mon
alou Print.. Pflee 3,50
ART "F R' itD1N,...4, %Vol. t INt. AND
tipga IC iNG. Price 1,50
THE FIVE DAYS' EPITEIcTA-IP:hIENT
At WENTWOR.FH GRANDE. By F.-unela "
TuroerP&-grave. Illustrated.. C.ondon
SMOKING ).ND I.oolNalM./ By ,Snles
Parton. Price 1,50
PLAIN 'ill. UGllta ON THE ART Of
Levi.NG Price imo
viptt. D'.A.LIZA. By AlpholoWe Luinar•
.413.-. Prlee . , 1,30
joie .. 3 .
CLOVER AND TIMOTHY.
The LARGEST STOCK- of prime ihe.v seed in
Western Pennsylvania. Dealers and others are in
vited to examine or address
W. W. KNOX,
Successor to Knox,
137 Liberty Street, Plttbt.urgk
PROPOSALS -With Plans and
Specifications for a REII'GE to he erected
acrossRIVER. from the mouth
ofyt t iit ,e T , y
AT -•iff i. ;I G LU HF (Tw Y alt) STRK.VI, will be re
ceived at the office of SILLS 511 UTTERLY, Real
Estate Agents, Lawrenceville. and URA FF.
BENNETT & CO., Water street. until the 25th of
JANUARY, where a plat and survey of the river
can be examined and all other information ob
tained. By order of tile t,ommittee.
J. J. SIIIITTERLT.
13110ERSON*L.—Julius F. Zoller,
fo mer I v (or a number ut years ttanslator to
the State of i'‘ Innsylraula. furnishes promptly and
at tr.a.unab/- frims, try, stations either In tae Eng
lish or German language, as for Instance. Rooks,'
Vampli.ets. Const,tuil ,, ns of.ocieiles. Circulars,
Recommendationsur Patent ',and Patent Medicines,
Om mai Documents, Accounts, Letters. &c.
it. also attends to the correct and neat printing of
most of the &nave translations, when desired.
Orders may be left at the Job Unice of Errett. An.
dersou E Co.. Uazette Budding, Ifthavenue. near
ly opposite tne Postoftlee lal2
ON NEW BUILDINGS
All persona who have used hydrant ,water
In erecting or repairing buildings, during the
year MB, are requested to call at the office of the
Water Works, Market Building, and settle their ac
counts. - Contractors who have made arrangements
with mechanics to s,ttlifor the same will oblige by
sending In stat meats witho u t delay
F OR SALE OR RENT.
THAT LARGE BUILDING,
filtuated tacock W '
ee , it, sr Fitndnsky, 'Fourth
Ward.. Allegheny, and known as "Pr. sproull's
The building is nemlrably suited for manufactur
ing purposes. sue.n as a Wooten Factory, 3fachine
chop. Cabinet Warehouse,. .nair Factory,and Floor
ing Min. is sufficiently strong Tor any amount of
machinery, and ha. both front and side entrance.
The cation is excellent, in the bushiest part of
the cl,y, close to market, depots, eederal street,
, &c. A lease will be given on favorable terms
for a number of years. For further information In
quire of • J B. IicKEE .
Nos. 43 and 45 Federal St., Allegheny city, Pa.
, At 107 Market Street.
Near Firth avenue. To make room for new goods
we will sell
FOR ,THIRTy DAYS
The stock now in store, at prices that will pay buy
ers to invtst. Call and see.
JOS. R. HUGHES & BRO.
THE STOCKING STORE,
24 FIFTH AVENUE,
* I [ lo l=l. VIVA
EVERY DES CRIPTION,
Old. Stand Stocking . Store,
Jal6 No. 24 FIFTH AVE . I6E.
CLOSING OUT SALE,
r.1.3,i, e D.:Lfti fhael
TIMSDAY, JANUARY 19.
— ln accordance with our nand custom. we shall
commence ou TUESDAY MORNING to close out
our emirs Winter Stock at prices to suit the cheap—
est buyers. •
Buyers will Cad It an object to examine the Prices
in this department, as the stock is complete and de
cided bargains elven.
DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT.
In this department will be found many goods at
less prices Loan b. fore the war.
6-4 Extra Fine Knsitsh Merinos 50 ca; reduced
Real Scotch 0. ince, 30 cis: reduced from 6 4.
4:n , Ice Fancy Mohalr.3 ma: reduced fr. in 02%.
6-4 Wool velaines 621% cia; reduced from SL,OO
-Fine l'op'ln Alm's, 40. 50 and 631 f cts; re
dseed from 64y,. 147'S cud 01,00
Striped all Wo,l Pop fns 64 and 75 cts; reduced
com I/ 25 .
Freud' Merino' 50. 623 C 75 sad $1.00; decided
)le lrit t h n l " cosopl ant cbolco stock of all 4 sizable
goods at the LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE.
Heavy Plaid Flannels 30 cts.
Good Red, White and Yel ow Flannels 95 as
Fin. Fancy eblettnit 37 . ct. Chest) at 50.
Xlvgant this:dosses' $l, %5; about !t price.
Biankets. Blankets, Blankets:
BPETTAT. ATTENTION TB INVITED TO OUR
BToCK OF BULNICKTe, which au remarkably
Ss ra Large Country Blank.ts WOO; reduced
from $151,00. •
tarp , Igor Country Blankets $8,50 and 67,150; re
dueed from ikk,no alai $12,00.
Ealitern Minket', very choice, 1113,75,
kleary,Coliared Blankets 33,110 per pair.
Raying pnrohased largely her/re the advance, we
are abl. tr..•lre. 11,..nesticv very low,
Good Prints 10 nrs.
Cooley. Print" LAX
4-4 .lea..hed arl it.own Muslim. 193 cte.
Ticking., Checks, Ililngta •ms, Toweling-4 a com
Wlth everything kept, in a FLRST CLASS LAY
leite spool& a'tenti . n to 0ur11,25 awl $1.150
Rid vl...)ves. If they rly or leltall‘allor pair wiii be
REMEMBER TUESDAY MORNING•
JAMES M. CARR,
116 Federal Street,
PITTSBURGH GAZETIB s SA
EDW. S. WRIGIIT.
A sses. or
PUBLISHED DAILY, BY
PENNIMAN, REED & CO., Proprietors..
. F. 8. PENNIMAN, JOSIAH Kum.
P. HOUSTON. ( N. P. REED.
Editara and Proprietors.
GAZETTE BUILDING, NOS, 84 AND 86 FIFTH ST,
If Pittsburgh, Allegheny and Allegheny
rerme—Daily. demi- Weekly. Weekly,
year....118,00' )ne year.s2.sol Single c0py....51.50
e month. 11,; Six DlOB.. /.501 heavily', each. 1.25
Sy the-week ' Three mos 75 1 10 . 1.16
((rout carrier.) i I—and one to Agent.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16. 1569.
THE WEEKLY GAZETTE, issued on Wed—
eesdays and Saturdays, is the best and cheap
set family newspaper in Pennsylvania. It
presents each week forty-eight columns of
wlid reading matte) . .. it gives the fullest as
well as tke most reliable market reports a any
paper in the State. he files are used exclu
tively by the Civil Courts of Allegheny county
for reference in important issues to determine
;he ruling prices in the markets at the trine of
:he business transaetton to dispute. Terms:
Single copy, one year, $1.50 ; in clubs offive,
31,25; in clubs of ten, $1,15, and one free
W the getter up of the club. Specimen copies
eent free to any address.
WE PRINT on the inside pages of this
morning's GAZETTE—Second page: Poetry,
"A Modern Drinking Song," Men and Gen
tlemen, Clippings. • Third and Sixth pages:
Ifinanciat, Commercial, Markets, Imports,
River News. Seventh . page: Interesting Mis
cellany, Real Estate Transfers, Amusement
GOLD closed yesterday -in New York rat
LET the public mind be easy! General
GRANT promises to select his Cabinet In
time for the nominees to reach the Capitol
before his inauguration.
THE testimony of General GILLEN, be
fore the Reconstruction Committee, substan
tially confirms the public impression that
the defeat of the Constitution was due to the
violent, intimidatory nature of the rebel op
position. It is probable that a new election
will be ordered.
THE SENATORIAL QUESTION reaches its
solution in several of the States. The Re
publicans have nominated SCOTT to succeed
TUCKALEW in Pennsylvania, Scnunz in
place of HENDERSON in Missouri, CUMBACK
to followllptinnrcas from Indiana. .Rem-
SEY 1)4 been re-nominated in Minnesota,
while STEWART and CHANDLER have been
re-elected from Nebraska and Michigan re
spcetively. ' Maine, New Yori and West
Virginia have not yet made selections.
REGISTRATION OF VOTERS
The bill introduced by Mr. TAYLOR, the
Senator from Beaver, will probably be
found by our Legislature to avoid the ob
jections which proved fatal to the law of the
last session. It is evidently drawn with the
greatest care and with the view not only to
escape the former difficulty, but also to en.
'sure the cordial support of the people irre
spective of party. \
On this point, it is pleasant to remember
that, even in the midst of the recent bitter
political contest, the.principles upon which
any wisely conceived system of registration
must rest, received an explicit approval
from an influential Democratic quarter.
We are thus encouraged to anticipate the
cordial co operation of the-political minority
in perfecting, at this suitable moment, thoee
safeguards for the suffrage which all of us
regard as desirable. There should be the
widest and most exhaustive discussion upon
the details of this bill, and by members of
both parties whe are willing to meet upon
the high ground of a common public inter.
A. New York journal recently printed, a
long and minute report of a conversation,
in which Gkneral GRANT was represented
as speaking *'th the utmost candor of a
large number o prominent politicians of, all
parties. We ad no confidence in this re
port and did not reprint it. But its sensa
tional nature procured for it a very general
currency in the press, so as now to induce
General GasliT himself to put a quietus
upon it, which precludes any further misun
derstanding. He has authorized the public
statement that these reports—
• Purporting to relate conversations, or fur
nish opinions of his in regard to public
men and public matters, are utterly with
out foundation. No human being has ever
listened to or shared such conversations
with him as those reported. General Grant
would not deem it becoming in him to con
tradict the articles in (Ideation; if they sim
ply affected himself, but as they are evi
dently published with a view to embroil
his relations,:with. prominent gentlemen,
most of them his political or personal
friends, or at least to outrage their just sen
sibilities, be thinks it best to . dayiate in this
instance from his usual course, and pro
nounce the articles alluded to Incorrect, in
delicate and impertinent_ in an extraordi
The bill which SenatOr ERRETT intro
duced in our legislature a few days since,
for the partial repeal of the jury-law of '67,
is confined, by its express terms, to 'Alle
gheny county, and does , not purpoSe any
change in the existing system for other
counties. In this, our Senator faithfully
responds to the clear preponderance of
opin.on among his own constituency, with
whom the operation of the law of '67 has
not been such as to command their approval.
It is well, in this connection, to remember
that the present law operates in almost oppo
site directions, in a county like our own and
in the rural counties of the Commonwealth.
'or example, with equal care in the choice
of jury.commissioners, it is well known to
be vastly More difficult to secure the proper
composition of intelligent and impartial
juries from the population of a large city
TRDAT. JANUARY 16; 1869.
than from the country vicinage. The citi
i best fitted for service on the panel are
;the very men who, here, find it worth their
iwhile to pay their fines for non. attendance,
and stay at their places of business, leaving
the panels to be filled with tales Men, who
xtre more likely than otherwise to be, in
many important respects, disqualified for
:the right decisiBn of issues. In the country,
of the other band, it is found in practice,
that a first-rate juror's daily avocations aro
Very seldom of such pressing importance
as to preclude him from obeying the venire.
Alluding here to a single point in the ex
perience of the bar, in both city and
`country, we might specify other reasons in
,vvhich the profession would also concur.
But it is enough to add that the law which
ys not found to promote justice in Alleghe
ny, s in fact regarded as invaluable in coun
pes like Washington or Fayette. We are
'pot surprised to learn, therefore, that the
'members of the country bar, acknowledg
mg the law to be inapplicable to Allegheny,
and that it should be so I far epeated, also
;protest against interference ith its salu
:tarp operations in their ! own counties. If
there be an' exceptions among the latter,
their own embers in the Legislature will
!doubtless represent them faithfully. We
see no indications that our own Senator
'proposes to trench upon their province.
THE VITT' WATER.SUPPLY.
1 The. ConAißing Engineer, Mr. W. MIL
•iOFt ROBERTS, has submitted to the Com-
Fnittee of Councils his "Preliminary Report"
on the subject of the proposed new water
wrorks for the city of Pittsburgh. printed
1y order , of Councils, a copy of this very
interesting document is before us. Profess
edly preliminary, and affording only Bp
rhoximative results for the information of
e municipal authorities, we are bound to
isay that it exhaustively indicates the entire
range of means for securing, with a wise
forecast for the needs of our rapidly increas
ng population, such a supply of pure water
es will be adequate for all the wants of the
present generation. True, the preliminary
urveys, made under the general direction
Of 31r. ROI3ERTI3, have been hurriedly made
and have been necessarily confined to the
elucidation of the salient topographical
points, touching upon the main question,
but his own extended and minute personal
knowledge of the local details has added
materially to the information embodied in
The first qnestion for the Engineer to con
sider related to the extent of the needed
supply. Having in view the past and pres
ent rapid growth of the city, and the uni
form experience of other cities touching the
increase of the rate of consumption with the
advancing demands of health as well as
lUxury, it has not seemed advisable to as
sume less than 15,000,000 gallons l as the
proper daily supply to.be at once provided
fpr. Mr. ROBERTS, however, estimates the
probable future demands at 30,000,000 gal
lbns daily, being an allowance of 60 gallons
r each person in a population of half a
Million, and recommends that the contem
plated new works be so constructed that
they can, by the simple introduction of more
M achinery, be brought up to that capacity.
The location of the new works is some-
What elaborately discussed. The question
of finding a supply which can be brought in
natural flow, as in the case of the Croton
aqueduct of New York, is discussed, and
shown to be impracticable here, as no ade
buate supply at the required elevation can
p found within an area of nearly one hun
I The Monongahela river is considered in
the report; but Mr. ROBERTS states that its
flew at someseasons is less than 2,000 cubic
feet per minute, or 21,000,000 gallons per
dity, which, at such times, is all required for
lockage. It, therefore, will not answer as
alsource of supply.
The All gheny is all that is left; and by
going up as far as Negley's run, 0i miles
sbove the present city water works, or to
Shade's run, 7 4-10 miles above—which
latter he seems to prefer—water unexcep
tionably pure can be obtained, as that local
* is above all the oil works and city drain
age. Of the thin scum of oil which can
qmaetimes be seen, and which comes down
from the Venango oil region, he says noth
big; for he knows that that has no effect
upon water drawn from below the surface.
Pittsburgh is a city of very unequal 'ele
vation, which renders its water supply so
ouch the more difficult and expensive. The
present lower reservoir is 162 feet above the
hicel of the Allegheny; but this is far be
14w .the greater part of the city on the hills,
which is now, supplied from a higher , reser
fcir, being pumped again from the lower
basin: But as we go eastward the ground
rises. The plateau at East Liberty is 428
feet above the river, and Fort Herron ,hill,
of *hich Mr. Bulimia speaks favorabli.as
the site of the upper reservoir for the new
works, is 567. The lower or main reser
yoir he-recommends should be at an eleva
tion of about 250 feet.
Fora supply of 30,000,000
ROBERTS estimates the cost of the works, in
cluding two miles of ;20-inch main, and
eiguty milei of distributing pipes, at a total
of $3,210,000; but for supplying half that
quantity the cost would be only $1,743,000,
including fifteen miles of distributing pipes.
Mr. ROBERTS recommends to the earnest
consideration of the city authorities — the use
of water power, instead of steam, for pump-,
iig the water from the river. He suggests
the erection, of a dam of eight feet lift, and
the use of turbine wheels. This method, he
ekimatee, could be carried out at an original
outlay of $3,008,000 for a supply of thirty
Millions of gallons daily, including all the
Main and distributing pipes before mention. ,
eii; but for a supply of fifteen millions
4 gallons daily, which is enough
f ome years to come, the cost would be
e p.y $1,285,000. The operating expenses
Would be greaty less. Taking the water
pirfer at Fairmount and the steam power at
Pittsburgh as his data, he proceeds to show
that to raise thirty millions of gallonk daily
2so feet by steam power will cost $185,150
Rer annum ; whereas the 'cost by water
pOwer would be only $0,688-6 dlfraence
in favor of water power of $120,463 per
We have thus given a brief synopsis of
this interesting.and important report—one
thousand copies of which have ben printed
—to which we ask the serious attention of
all our -citizens. It is a question which
comes home to us as hardly any other does.
It will not do much longer for this city to
draw its supply of water from the river at a
point which was perhaps high enough up
when first selected; but which now has
three miles' of dense population, together
with numerous manufacturing establish
ments and oil refineries above. Our people
can have as good water as those of an3f city
in thei.country can boast; and Mr. ROBERTS
has in this report shown them where, and
how, and at what cost.
I The annual report of Joira HARPER, Esq.,
P'resident of the Board of Managers of the
Western Pennsylvania Hospital at Dixmont,
gas been laid before us. It is a well writ
ten and interesting document, fully sustain.
ing the literary reputation of its philanthrop
ic author. We glean from the report that
at the commencement of 1868 there were
247 insane patients at Dixmont; 179 have
been since admitted, -making the total num
ber of 426 under treatment during the year;
of these 131 have been discharged or died,
leaving 265 in the hospital on the Bth of
January, 1869. Of those discharged forty
four were restored, forty-three improved,
and fourteen unimproved. There were
thirty deaths. As the authorities having
chargeof the poor generally send the most
excited and incurable of their insane to the
Hospital, the incidence of death is greater
with this class than among private patients,
whose friends generally note the early symp
toms of cerebral discos e and seek in time
the remedy. The general health of the in
mates during the year has been excellent,
and there Is no cause to apprehend any dis
turbance of -this sanitary condition.
The new wing on the eastern aide of the
building will be ready for occupancy at no
distant date. The General 'Hospital in the
Ninth ward is favorably spoken of, and an
appeal in its behalf is made to the charitably
disposed community, as it depends entirely
on local benefactions for support.
The Treasuret.'s report exhibits the fact
that only half the appropriation of April
1868; has been paid to the Treasiirer,
he other half, $50,750, is still undrawn from
/the State. The balance remaining in the
'Treasury, in excess of the above sum of
$25,117.65 specially retained, is $1,676.63,
Iwbich is the remainder of mcney derived
from a loan of $lO,OOO made a few days
since from the Bank of Pittsburgh on the
note of the Corporation, indorsed by•mem
hers of the Hospital Board, for the purpose
of meeting a deficiency of means at the close
of the year: There are still outstanding and
unpaid, "Building" Warrants amounting to
$796.00, and "Expense" Warrants amount
ing to $1,203.42. The Finance Committee
are of the opinion that the money granted
for special objects should not be diverted
into other uses. The Trust Funds held by
the Treasurer are the "Brewer Fuel Fund,"
invested as follows : $lO,OOO in U. S. Five-
Twenty bonds, and $13,400 in City of Pitts
burgh 5 per cent. Compromise Bonds; and
the "Crawford Fuel Fund, of $lO,OOO, in
Five-Twenty bonds. There is now in the
Treasury a balance of $26,703.00, ,
Upon the wholle, the reports are very sat
isfactory, and develope with what care and
efficiency tho affairs of the Institution are
The death of the venerable Rev. Dr.
pharles Elliott, late President of the lowa
Wesleyan University, at Mt. Pleasant,lowa,
will awaken pleasant memories among old
Methodists, and many of the aged of other
denominations, in this community, for his
valuable ministerial services in this city and
vicinity in by-gota Years. Over thirty years
ago he was appointed editor of the Pitts
burgh Conference Journal, when it was
started, now Christian Advocate, and in
18313 he was elected editor of the Western
Chrititian Advocate, at Cincinnati, occupy
ing that responsible post for twelve years,
and was succeeded by Dr. Simpson, now
Bishop, in the editorial chair. Subsequent
ly he was re-elected editor of the Western
' Advocate . for four years, and thence was
transferred to the editorship of the Central
Christian Advocate, at St. Louis, Missouri,
where he spent four years. For several
years he was President of the ' institution
named. In all these responsible positions,
he sustained himself with credit to the
Church, and with marked ability. Hewes
an author, too,of note. His work, especial
ly on Romaniem, id regarded as a standard
in this country and Great Britain, and (has
been widely circulated. He has also written
excellent works on Baptism, Slavery, and
Church questions, relating to the polity of
the Methodist Episcopal Church. After a
mirdsteilal career of half a Century, this
great-hearted Irishman passed to the better
The editor of The Friend of Peace, pub
lished in Chicago, represesents that the
Young Quakerism of the West is showing
great ;ad and energy, and nngrailing upon
the original stock a larger freedom than the
denomination has heretofore exhibited.
Quakers in the West do not hesitate to
"sing in meetings," if the Spirit moves
them so to do,_and they happen to know
Quito an interest has been wakened of
late among the Methodists in NeW York
in regard to building chapels at , difforent
paints in thaticity for the use of the masses.
Wealthy members haveheen urged to lead
off in this movement, by buildt g churches
and present them to the Churc . Recently
a gentleman. a master mechanic contributed
twenty to thirty thousand doll s, who had
become interested in the city m , ission work.
It is iroposed to establish forty new. Meth
odist chapels in that city.
The Universalist church at Gloucester,
Massachusetts, the oldest church of the de
nomination in the country, being - that
which John Murray founded, who was
the founder of Universalis
been remoddled. -
The Fourth 'United Presb
Allegheny city, is steadil
strength and numbers, uni
pastoral care of Rev. Charl
a young minister of fine
this congregation entered
beautiful structure, on the
Common and. Beaver strel,
ago, they have enjoyed a
prosperity and great harmon
among the members. No b
appreciation could ,be give
than the recent advance
twenty-five hundred dollars
Considerable feeling exists among the
Congregationalists at Chicago in regard to
the right of female church suffrage ; the
majonty of the ministers favoring the priv
ilege. The discussion has extended to other
denominations. Dr. Rufus Patterson ( of the
Old School Presbyterian Church of that
city, has declared that women have
the Barn' right to vote in church
elections as men. The ( Baptists and-
United Brethreni we believe, accord the
privilege to women. The Methodists have
always allowed women to take part in social
meetings, and hold the position of class
leader, and, when the vote on lay delega
tion is taken in June. all women twenty-one
years of age will have the same right to vote
as the men. We presume any other rea
sonable I privileges of this character will be
cheerfully granted hereafter by the General
Special mission services have been held
in the Roman Cotholic churches in New
York for several weeks past. A mission
just held there in one the churches ( for
five weeks, has resulted, it is stated, in the
conversion and reception into the church of
fifty persons of other religious faiths. Dur
ing the continuance of the mission the Eu
charist was administered to nine thousand
(women and six thousand men.
The Old South Congregational church ii—
Boston owns productive real estate valued
at six hundred thousand dollars. The land
was originally occupied as the site of par
sonage houses. It is now covered by stately
A good Orthodox divine lately asked the
irrepressible editor of. the Independent,
"Why did those six Western doctors leave
you?" "0 !" was the reply, "because the
patient is in goOd health." So says, Zion'&
Herald, Boston. This paragraph is com
mended to the Advance, of Chicago, for EL
The Jezoiall Messenger scouts at the very
idea of the Israelite of. Cincinnati, that Jews
should observe the first instead of the seventh
day of the week.
St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal church of
New York city, after a sermon by the fpas
tor, Dr. Ridgeway, and a brief statement
by Mr_-Cornell, President of the City Mis
sion work of that denomination, took up, a.
collection of _three thousand six hundred
and eighty-seven dollars. This is generous
and worthy of emulation by other wealthy
congregations. .._ •
Rev. Dr. Caswell, President , of Brown
University, (Baptist) said recently in the
closing address at a Christian Convention
in Auburn, "I abandon all those things
which separate me from my brethren."
John's Episcopal church, at Water
burry, Connecticut, was damaged on Christ
mas-day to the extent of one hundred thou
sand dollars. Insurance only thirty-five
thousand dollars. Cause : overheating the
furnace, which is becoming a very frequent
one from defective heating apparatus, or
carelessness in their use.
According to the:first annual report of the.
Cherokee national Bible Society, the con
tributions reached the sum of eight dollars
and thirty-five cents. ( The day of small
things is not to be despised.
The New. York Observer. notes the dedi
cation of twenty five new churches during
week before last, distributed among the Pres
byterians, Congregationalists, Baptists, Lu
therans, German Reformed and• Methodist,
twelve of them by thelast.named Church.
Rev. Albert Barnes, the distinguished
Presbyterian minister and commentator;
thinks there are glorious things in prospect
tir our earth, and that it will be a greater
thing to live for the, next half century than
it has been in'the one that is past.
Fhe Episcopalians in New Y )rk are feel
ing quite sore because the Standing Com
mittee of the Diocese of Pennsylvania have
refused . to sign the testimonials for Rev. Dr.
Doane, recently elected Bishop of Albany.
Various causes are assigned for the course of
the Standing Committee: The vote is rep
resented as being - unanimous.
'A NEW TELEGRAPHIC INVENTION.
The new mode of telegraphing, for which i)
the discoverer, Looms, of Washington,
asks consideration of
.the government, is,
thus descrihed in his memorial presented to.
the Senate recently:
The natu re of the discovery or invention
consists in establishing an electrical cur
rent or circuit for telegraphing without the
aid of wires or cables to form such electri
cal currents and circuits. Ai in dispens
ing with the double wire (which was at
first used) and using but one, allowing and
relying upon the earth to form ozn-half of
the circuit, so "now I propose to dispense
with wires and all artificial batteries, using
the earth as now to form one-half of the
circuit, and the continuous electrical ele
ment far above the surface-of the earth for
the other part of the circuit. In dispens
ing with the local or f art' ti lal batteries I
use and rely upon tliti electricity forming
this stratum far above the earth to supply
the electric. current 'all telegraphing, as
well as for light, heat, Mechanical force and
other useful purpo,es." The memorial
reads much further, and Mr. Sunnier, in
presenting it, remarked that "it wits either
all moonshine or that an epoch had been
reached in telegraphing that marked a
most wonderful improvement in the sci
It was also remarked by. another Senator
that, before people ridicule the ideirb f a tele
graph° without-wires or battOries, it would
lie well to remember that the original in
Tendon by MORSE was for a considerable
time the derision of the world. I
—ln New York, John garts was sen
tenced to pay a flue of tweetytive dollars
and to twenty-five dpi} s' imprimonment for
cruelty to a baulky horse, having started a
fire under the animal and Mirned arnfdar
fally In a futile attempt to _take hits go.
there, has just
y growing in
ier the efficient
•s A. Dickey, It
eir new and
.rner of North
•t, some years
arge degree irif
• has prevailed
fitter evidence of
I, of the pastor
f his salary to