The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, February 02, 1869, Image 4

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PENNINAN,MD& CO„Proprietors.
T. P. 11.01JST.ON, N. P. 'REED,
Editors and Proprietors.
Of Plitaburgh, Allegheny and Alla
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GLE WOOD, January 20, 1800,
—The Union Republican State Central
mittee will meet at HARRISBURG on TH
TWO o'clock P. x., for the purpose of taxing the
time and place of holding the next State Con
vention, and other appropriate business.
A full attendance is earnGAestly desired.
Chairman of Committee-.
O). W. 111.111CRSLYI
Et. Sic.anta, : ISecretaries
WE Plana 071 tile inside pages o
au morning's GAzErrz—Second page:
Ephemeris, Poetry,' Itliseellaueous. Third
and Sixth pages: Commercial, Finan
cial, lieretintile and River News, Imports,
Netrkets. 'Seventh page: Farm, Garden
and Irousehoid, Amusement Directory.
RETROLEMI at Antwerp, 58*@581f
U. S. BONDS at Frankfort, 79}
GOLD closed yesterday in New York
at 1351•
AN-,ATTE]SrT was made yesterday, in
the Houed at Washington, without effect,
to increase the wages of Government
employees. With the fact conspicuous
that for every office there are at least
twenty eager applicants, to increase sala
ries would seem to border on recklessness.
7111 be officially declared, by the . presi
ding officer of the Senate, on the second
Wednesday of this -month, to-morrow
week. The announcement of the names
of the new Cabinet-officers may be ex
pected very soon after. It iS generally
understood that General GRANT has
already made his selections, but keeps his
own counsel for the present. •
given up the Americans, Buss and MAS
TEM/AN, whom he has been accused of
holding confined as prisoners of State. It,
is said that LOPEZ requires that they
shall be tried in this couutry for conspir
acy against his authority. All the trial
they, will be likely to receive here will be
of the same sort as that which has already
been held by, public opinion, upon the
late 314 s er 'iVABLIBrRNE.
OUR. E 10ETIENT cotemporsay at Al
bany, favors us with a copy of its "Even
ing Jour ad Almanac" for 1869—com
prising o e hundred and sixty pages of
all sorts o useful information for the year
tow begun. — lts political miscellany AB of
especial minuteness and accuracy, sup
ply ing it particulars not to be found
in other plublications of this class, and no
citizen w ho wishes to be fully "posted"
should omit to send his quarter of a dol
lar for a copy.
MR. OaTH, of Indiana, from the Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs, repor,ted yes
terday to the House of Representatives a
joint resolution for the annexation of St.
Domingo to the United States, to take
merely a territorial condition. The reso
lution was laid on the table.
Cuba will be acquired by the same
cheap and easy process, if members ' -of
Congress who are anxious to drive,bar
gains, in order to "toll the ,grist," will
only restrain their unnecessary -activity.
'qv., in She enlightened Kingdom of
Dahomey, Mr. F. Donowiss were of
fered by one of the Court Journals, as
an example of the intelligence of the
white race, would it not be objected
against him, that he was a hybrid with
nearly as much black as white blood in
his veins, and might with nearly equal
propriety be used by white barbarians to
measure the mental strength of the black
Doubtless the blacks in Africa, if Mr.
DOUGLASS should chance to take up
his abode among them, would disclose
, the same egotism of race Which is so
prominent and offensive among all other
races ; they would be apt to swagger,
"if so little nigger helps a man so mu ch,
what would a good deal more do for
him ?"
_ _
Worex some champion of the "quiet
interference" policy, in our diplomacy
with contiguous nations, be good enough
to explain how and why the Mexicans
have just overreached us in the new
treaty for the adjustment of claims be
;.,yeen the two nations? Now Comes, from
Washington, this shocking report:
"It is the general opinion that the
Mexicans overreached us, siUOO the treaty
Is so ingeniously worded as to exclude
claims for moneys advanced or Tor dam
. ages done by anybody except the Mexi
can authorities." -
This sort of thing wont do at all, you
know. If "quiet" diplomacy be subject to
such an "expense and risk" as we seem
to have encountered in this case, we shall
have no 'encouragement to persist in it,
much less to entrust the "manifest des
tiny" of the Republic to such stupid ne
When, three weeks ago, in the discus
sion-upon his "protectorate" proposition
in the House, General BANns declined to
answer a pointed• question as to the
privity of the governments of Hayti and
San Domingo in that movement, the
member's reticence was sufficiently signi
ficant. We thought then, as we aISIT re•
marked, that overtures to this effect had
actually been made to our own govern
ment. That such was the fact is clear
enough now._ It is equally clear that
this movement is to have the hearty co
operation of the new administration.
No other hypothesis would explain the
'decided position taken then by Mr.
BAxice and now ratified by the im
portant endorsement of the Committee
on Foreign; Affairs. It now addresses
itself to the country, as a question in the
deciviOn of which notlain,g but a popular
prejudice can stand in 'the way of the
plainest National interests.
We annexed a large portion of Mexico
without imposing, upon the acquired
populations, any conditions precedent to
their full and immediate gnjoyment_of our
citizenship: Nevertheless, the new area
remained in a territorial status until the
increase of population in California en
titled a portion of it to constitutional re
cognition as a State.
Texas, altho' peopled in good part by -
I pur own expatriated citizens, who had
' already erected there a heal government
similar to those of our own slave -holding
States was, nevertheless, in theory as in
fact, a foreign nation, when her annexa
tion to the Republic conferred instantly
our State rights upon that government
and our citizenship upon all her'people,
native to - her soil or foreign-born.
_ _Again,- the Louisiana purchase ' from
France conferred the same citizenship
upon many thousands of people to whom
even our language was an unknown
tongue, and State sovereignty followed as
soon as our own regular constitutional
conditions were completely filled.
The theory of our government recog
nizes a uniform citizenship in the States or
Territories, indifferently. With that priv
ilege, the other point, of organization as
a State, has nothing to do. The first is
instant and absolute in ' its investiture;
the last follows, sooner or later, upon the
constitutional regulations in that special
regard, and independent of the faintest
remission to any such arbitrary period of
delay as our naturalization laws presdr be
for individual immigrants.
- It is evident, therefore, that any oppo
sition to West Indian annexation, based
upon arguments drawn from our natural
ization laws, will be entirely untenable.
We have expressly repudiated the appli
cation of that analogy in the instadices
sameabove. PraCtically, however, the
same result- has been reached, thro, gh
the delays of the territorial status, which,
with the exception of Texas, was more
or less prolonged in each case. •iiret,
even then,_the analogy was so far disre
garded, in the other cases, that the Creole,
or the "Greaser," made a citizen on the
instant of the treaty-ratification, became
a voter in any of the old States to which
he might have removed the same week,
as soon as he should satisfy the local con •
ditions which such State_ imposed upon
immigrants from any other.
We do not understand this West 'lndi
an proposition to insist upon instant
State recognition as the condition of an
nexation: Only a territorial status will
be claimed for the Tlaytiens and Domini
cans, accepting the Congressional order
in the arrangement of their territorial
governments." Some years are likely to
elapse before their settled social condi
tion, and their complete penetration with
our Republican ideas shall lead them, in
due coarse, to the formation of such State
governments, republican in farm, as shall
satisfy the customary requirements of our
sisterhood of States. In the meantime,
all the natural resources and the relative
values intrinsic to that almost imperial
island will be quite as purelY American
as are Alaska, Arizona, or even Texas
itself. It is not much to say that we be
lieve they will be more so.
It is easier to point out errors in others
than to guard against them ourselves. If
we wanted any evidence of this fact we
should cite the gross and ungallant abuse
heaped , upon Mrs. JAYE G. SwissnEL3t,
by the very journals which charge her
with ungenerous conduct in dealing with
certain ladies about whom she recently
wrote. They certainly mistake who ac
cuse her of coarseness, vulgarity, and lack
of human kindness. The assertion is not
only false but malicious, for we lielieve
Mrs. Swlssautat's heart to be as large
and full of love for her fellow beings as
those hidden in the bosoms of most of her
sex. We do not undertake to defend any
of her writings ; she is able to measure
swords with all comers, and to success
fully defend herself against the attacks of
journalists who speak not by the book. -
Here in this community, where best
known, she sustains - high character, is
universally respected for her talents and
good qualities of head and heart, ands no
lady , is more conspicuous for wr of
charity, zealousattentions to the sick and
suffering, concern for the poor and friend
less, and earnest labor towards redeem
ing the fallen outcasts of society who are
shunned by the great majority of their
own sea . Her writings may invite severe
and'acrimonious criticism, but her char
acter as a kind, good-hearted, true woman,
should not be assailed by gentlemen of the
press, for the most timid cannot travel
far in that direction without doing her
gross injustice.
The progress of railroad construction
in the United States for the past twenty
years has been truly wpndertul. The
following table, taken from a late num
ber of the American Railroad Journal,
gives the number of miles opened for
business at the beginning of each year:
7 475 1360 23,771
3,539 1381 10,593
n .o:rt . igr , It - B)
m.497;1,63 az,47t
15.672'1364 33 W
17.1f13!1965 34,442
1%25111366 • 15,351
22.6'2511667 :$ 3:06
25.0011363 33.3722
,359 .26 7541 t 8.69 42,272
• Of these finished and operating rail
Mlles. Cost of roail
& equipments
Pennsylvantalms..., • 4.233 4256 772.257
1111no1. has _ 't 1230 156,98,1 ed
Olio h•s A 342 169 014,101
• ew lurk has 1 Tll 1n.538,122
Indlananas 2,600 PA,229,226
The tlx New Englawl /Rates
From this it will be seen that Pennsy,
vania leads all the other States largely
But it is in the 4mparatively new West
ern States that the progress of this great
interest is most remarkable. We have
already shown that Illinois has more miles
of railway than New York. We shall
now carry the mparison a little farther.
Wisconsin as 1,233 miles; Kentucky
only 813.
lowa has 1; 23 miles ; Maine only 560.
Kansas has 48 miles; Arkansas only 86.
Minnesota •has 572 miles; Louisiana
only 371. -
It is in the prairie States that we see
the most rapid progress made in the con
struction of railways ; and om this - w e
may base our expectations o what will
be accomplished in this line in themag
nificent prairie region west of the Missis
sippi during the next two decades. The
area of prairie on the east side of the
Mississippi is trifling compared with that
found on the west side, and in all that ci
tended region railroads will be the only
means of transportation for considerable
distances. .
The era of consolidation seems to have
set in. Weak local companies are leas
ing their roads to strong ones, who use
them as links in the, forraatiOn of great
national lines. The New York and Erie
Company has for months been endeavor
ing to get the control of all the western
roads which could be so used, and that
corporation now controls property to an
enormous amount. But its efforts to
grasp and regulate for its own advantage
the entire commerce of the States lying
west of Pennsylvania have not been suc
cessful. Happily for the country, the
Pennsylvania Central was . strong enough
to enter the field as a compeiitor, and
checkmate the movement. The last
named Company have now the control of
unbroken lines to both St. Louis and Chi
cago, and so has its great rival of New
York. On Friday last, at Columbus, a
negotiation took place, which renders it
impossible for Mr. VAIiDEIUSILT to ob
tain the mastery of the whole field. The
Atlantic and Great Western is but an ex
tension of, the New York and Erie, while
the Pittsgurgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis
is really an extension of the Pennsylvania
Central to the last named city. The fol
lowing telegram, published in the GA
ZETTE of Saturday - n.orning, states the
matter briefly and clearly:
Advantages of the Town—lnvitation to
Capitalists—An Old Soldier.
(Correspondence of the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
January 30, 1 ' 869.
EDITORS GAZETTE: .-IL sending this
communication to your paper, we wish
to show the advantages we -have, and to
offer inducements to capitalists and man
ufacturers to invest money iu something
in our borough. Our town is situated
I on the line of the Western Pennsylvania
Railroad and the Conemaugh and Kie
-1 kiminitas rivers, containing from eight
! to ten hundred inhabitants. Both of the
1 , above streams possess very- tine water
i power, We have two large grist mills,
' each with a saw mill attached, both do
ing a good business; an extensive foun
dry, good common schools, and a very VIV.aNDIERS.—II is 'shorted that Mar
i fine Academy in a flourishing condition; shal Neil is iihout' to aboish the position
churches of All detiontinutions, and ex- of vivandiere in the Freich army. The
cellent farming country surrounding 115; Chicagoan observes tha, French I vivan
i Aside from all these advantages,the min- dieree . have often;becotw celebrated One
I eral wealth of our county is as good, if called "Double reton" ' killed a Russian
I not better, than any in the Siate. We -
Captain and captured six PrusSians at
have a vein of bituminous coal. front
1 seven to eight feet thick, (the Pittsburgh Eylau, taking them toddy bet i ore the
vein.) We are now shipping to the Penn- "Little Corporal," and ;vas finally badly
1 selvania Railroad: and other companies wounded ut Waterloo. ' Another, Therese
about from 180 to 200 tons of coal per ' Jourdan, was in actin in ti teen Or
day, and one mine within a mile of our i twenty harness. Severil of these vivan
place has facilities or capacity to shi i p dieres received the Crass of Legion, of
I live or six hundred tons of coal per da a Honor.
COLUMBUS January 29.—The stock- equal in quality for gas or other purposes .....------i
-holders of the Columbus, Chicago and •to the Pittsburgh - coal. We have also IT SEEMS that an election was held' in
Indiana Central Railway ,Company, at 1 within five miles of this lace a large fire • •
Texas last' November notwithstanding
their meeting to-day, refused to lease brick inandfactorv. five salt . works that ,
the law. It was very tecret, and only a
their road to the Atlantic and Great manufacture each annually from live to
Western Railway Company. and ratified I
• six thousand barrels of salt, iron ore very-lew persons participated; hut it was
a lease of their road and property, in per. I Within two miles, fire brick clay and the plan, vote of 7exas would turn
the scale in favor of 1 8 , ymour, to claim
petuity,to the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati,St. I other Minerals in all Our hills, timber
Louis and the Pennsylvania Railroad'!
plenty; distance by railroad to Pitts- that this private electim be held valid.
Companies. The vote was large, cover- I burgh, fifty miles; to Johnstown, farty- _.........- w
ing nearly all the stock of the Company. , five miles. We respectfully invite capi- -
The lease takes effect on the first of - Feb- I ' THE ISICLESIE'aT srteOle.
talists and manufacturera to pay us, a
ruary proximo. i visit and examine for themselves; they AND ITS EFFEIzit'r.OBNOIIIE WEAK AND
The stockholders of the Panhandle ; will be cordially received by the citizens. 'The tlrafts which eearchh cold makes upon
held a meeting yesterday at Steu- ; , MANY CITIZENS. ore ma l l
,wers of the deli S t t • tel d II
benville and unanimously endorsed the 1 an
1 The writer of this communicatfou is are . P .es eevero thy. Le " tfra t in n u li ps a tn e L e il'el e r
old Pittsburgher. My father end- 'dter,`l'L,'^',titt'yea7,;,.d,,,ebyteeeic,e,3l2;eaahreetlii eve Tt ! e _t, Alt
above action. ! grated from Chambersburg, Franklin Mgr'sms and 0111CPP. at file t Se2LSOCI, and the
- ! cOllnt in the year 18e0 to Fort Pitt, in ty of the outer alr, fruitful eource of
This gives tci the Pennsylvania Central , the .Y' • alciatee;. Te fortify the biay arum's the evil
backwoods, ea it was then called. I --
.eoequerie es of the sadden Ilternstions of heat
an unembarrassed control of a line of road 1 was then a youth of twelve years; now, and eeld Tern. , to, the vital orgenizatts.n
ultll,e strengthened and meowed with extra
to Chicago of about the same length as the I in my eighty.first year, can walk on
i r:•s n ti-sens power bv the nee oi s wholesome Itivig
od roads four miles an hour with dant - see, or ler el-rem - mews fsr this pnrppse.
Fort Wayne, while it gives to Pittsburgh 1 g else for several hours; never was sick in let.edier embra ett In the regt‘ar ',harm D ade
two roads to Chicaeo, perhaps rival roads. Imy rife that I recollect of; had the honor enro,alzie:,-11w5,..i1l ..n,,rt,h,erriiii.ll,cc ptstrrull.i.i."l,hey,e,
lIOSTETTER'S tdOlriATM ne'irreg
of commauding
ina volunteer company with 1 . c . .
In this aspect we can see the great im, l Acting cameo) Ili-OTI the orgsn which converts
i from Pittsburgh the war of 1812; bet- portance of the quiet transaction men- I
ter known in Pittsburgh some years ago p ow food Into the fuel 01 111... tee 'reparation lin
io is vary one l of t asor which is eornmunlca
f ti c i t e war o e f le dare h• frame. The digestive
tinned in the telegram. Pennsylvenia !as Ce tato Samuel Cooper , o
lea. P M
subaltern officers ' are
function l tlt log It c• el..rated by Ito onic eperation,
has conquered, and the country is saved
{all dead; so with my comrade a s " an u r erla-rly taanedlitleer wsotleatme=vritosfazilitiel-b.lytiOnsaperoxrxostir
from the grasp of the hugest monopoly I settlers of Fort Pitt, with the single ex . punctually by lta mild aperient aition the whole
I ception of Col. Wm. Diehl, of your city. organization will necessarily ban the beat pos.
with which this or any other country sible condFon to meet 'tie shoot , of winter and
I could give you a flue account of the old the sudde changes of temperstnre. The.weak
was ever threatened. . I GAZETTE and its editor, Mr. John Scull, and senali ve, eloecialiv.caunotenconnter these
The enormous 'commerce between the ,in early days. , S. il L l V:Tr l e" e ;raell l t e r :t u re n n k a !u h eTby en ti d rl in l ci ti
, , means. Every liquor sold at *staple of trade is
Eastern States and dot
basin I ---7-----.7--- aeutteratee. end wew.) it otherwise, mere alcohol
can be much better carried on over theseiiiristid'ePtlttenr,.:rsaVexecricl•tiewes"iteilit weganietest
• HOUSE: The Worrell , .
Oeitite Tue oiteers Dower. ( i rd the mind as well,)ln a worse condi
coniinuous lines than over a series ofCon tha before Hi ibTE Ttilt'S BITTERS,
with their burlesque troupe were
operaon the of er band, contain the essential proper
broken- links, as ' heretofore, which . re
. . . greeted with a large and , fieshionable tiestsofbrism:g et Lu b a , bl:
t t i .or t T i
r and ti alterey t e .
quired repeated transfers, entailing delay
audience at the Opera Rouse . last evening, pal la.the Inelloweate,-leistpeketeingsabgats:&-
and confusion, and frequently damage. o_esions of [all Mt:l . 4BllM stitoulatt.
WhlCb was, we believe. thelifirst appear
ance in this city. The entertainment
for the evening consisted of the !'Grand
Duchess of Gerolateln," in which the
charming Sophie Irene and Jennie, with
•their great versatility of talent and pleas - -
log manner, won the admiration of .the
entire audience. The entertainment, in
a musical point of view, was of itself a
rare treat. The solos were I rendered in
a most admirable manner, and the
choruses were decidedly (grand. The
'Sisters dress with most admirable taste,
and their modesty of manner cannot fad
to please a refined and intelligent audi
ence. The piece will b& repeated to.
night, and from pre indications there
will be scarcely standing room in the
Opera House , so complete I has been the
success of this excellent company.
AMERICAN 'lste.s.rnzairAn exceed.
ingly large audience 'assembled at
Smythe's American Theatre, late Trim
ble's Varieties, last 'evening, and we
know that every person left this favorite
resort highly delighted. I Bey Riggle,
the primier dansuess, drew forth the
most extravagant applause from the en
tire audience. Smythe 's Imported
"Punch and Judy" was a decided hit,
-and kept the audience in a perfect roar
of laughter. Another crowded house
may be expected to.night.
liams, the enterprieitig, manager of the
Pittsburgh Theatre, hen secured the ser
vices' of Wile' Augusta, the charming
the gradual substitution of greenbacks
for the national bank notes, and that the
bonds held by the banks be retired with
the proceeds. This, says our cotempora
ry, would save $18,000,0 00 in interest, or
be equivalent to a reduction of the interest
on. the total $1,800,000,000 of six per
cent. bonds to five per cent.We regret
that this journal does not, at the same
time, tell us what effect the adoption of
its proposition would-have on the national
banks, which depend now on their own
circulation for no small part of their
profits. When we hear from It in eluci
dation of that point, we should then like
to know the precise difference between a
promise to pay at a future period—a
promise in the form of a bond which is
now worth par in the market, because
the public confides in its redemption—and
a promise to pay cash on demand, which
is notoriously repudiated every day, and
ranks accordingly in financial estimation.
That is exactly the point of difference
eCn a currency bottomed .upon the
p ublic 11, , ,,pes of a future, public solvency
In :the iedemiltiobri of its bonds, and a
ireenba4 iirOnlation whichls nothing
but a unredeemed promise to pay. Next
in importance to the legal-tender feature,
the greenbacks at their present rate are
esteemed for their convertibility into a
long bond, which, with interest in the
meantime, postpones payment to a period
commanding the confidence of the public.
The public gains from a reversal of this
. would be very slight indeed.
The national bank system would be swept
away, and our entire currency would
consist of a paper not only anredeemed,
but which could never attain redemption
throughlle only means possitile—recon
version into bonds.
National Bank Reports.
The following Is an abstract of the
quarterly reports of the National Bank
ing Associations of the United States,
showing their condition on the morning
of the first Monday in January, 1869, be
fore the commencement of business :
'162,= CX3
Loans and discounts Gl3 M. 735 R 4
Overdrafts A. 115,138 34
United States coitus to !lc cure cir
United states bonds to secure de-
on StateiS 0011E13 cid securi
ties baud
Other stocks, bonds and mortgaces
Due fr,in approved redecming
a frvnts 65 692.412 64
Due from National banks 36,021.869 Gi
Due froa, co hear banks and bakers 7,766,655 65
'eal estate, furniture and natures 23,N5,991 RS
Current expemes 257.627 36
Premiums 1,645.359 52
Checks and other cash items 142,405.590 15
Bios of National banks 14,665,952 00
Bills of ...her banks 1 , 8.223 00
Fractional currency 2 i.. 78,53.3 . s.)
Specie 29,5960 80.
Legal-tender-notes 87,980,728 00
T hree ompoud intsrest 110t6 12.5 818 00
T per cent.. (maid att. 52,C 5.00 00
--r - -
Capital Stock 9 418,553 931 00
Surplus fund. .9.,149,936 52
Undivided profit. 3a,:7a 719 89
N•t100M Hank notes outstanding ?-1.4.352,967 10
State nank notea outstanding.... 2.734 69 00
Individual cicia9alta F. 68,333,181 tri
United Staten &Do Its . 1.4,111 oa 27
Deposits of Unhed States dhbur
atng otileer. ,
Due to It+ alloniti nanks ..•.
Due to other banks and bankers.
Total 51,589,669,921 38
There are 1,626 banks in active opera
ation, the reports of which are included
in the above abstract, in addition to which
there Is one bay:k in Oregon and one in
Montana, from which no reports have yet
been received.
FEBRUARY 2, 1869.
338,:,9.50 00
34,428,350 CO
34.996,800 00
30,098,652 33
41,539,669,92 1 38
3.231,615 71
95,446,1:40 5.
27,934 545 74,
danserF et, who, in connection with the
many other attisctionsat that, establish- ,
ment, drew a crowded house last night.
M'lle Coutlier and ber brother, the
wonderful and fearless trapeze perform
ers, will remain during the present week
only. The entertaintnents at this estab
lishment are of a most excellen t and
amusing character, and will draw largo
nual vocal concert under the direction of
Prof. Clement Tetedoux, by home artists
who deserve higher consideration than
many less talented traveling professional
vocalists, will take place at the Academy
of Music on F,idav evening. The pro
gramme embraces the names of ama
teurs who are favorably known to the
musical public and we trust there will be
liberal attendance on the part of our peo
ple at the concert. The sale of seats will
comence at Mellors' and Kleberi" music
stores m to-morrow morning at nine o'clock.
MUSET.ISI.—The public continue to be
stow a liberal patronage upon Maj, Bur
nell, whose Museum, on Fifth avenue,
is one of the most attractive places of
amusement in the city. The Museum is
open daily from 10 o'clock a. x. to 10
P. M., and is continually thronged with
CHARITY FAIR.—A more pleasant
place to spend an evening cannot be
found than at the Charity Fair, in the
basement of the Cathedral, and we know
of no more laudable enterprise or praise
worthy object than that for which the
Fair is being held.
Mount Nebo Literary Society.—The
Mount Nebo Union Literary Society,
which meets weekly at Campbell's school
house, in South Fayette township, is in
a very flourishing condition. On the last
night of meeting a very animated discus
sion was had on the question, "Is there
such a thing as disinterested benevolence
in man?" W. J. Sterling and J. G. Sla
ter maintaining the affirmative, and
Wm. Johnston and Wm. Hill the nega
tive. Several other• performances were
had, among which might be named a
a very humorous extemporaneous speech
by J. G. Slater on the subject of 'Balls,"
a lengthy essay by George A. Mcßride
on the subject of "Women's Rights,"
and the reading of the weekly paper.
The editnr on this °occasion was J. M. B.
'Robb. The meetings of the society are
a ell attended.,
—English papers of the 19th ult. state
that Americana arriving in the South of
France have frequently suffered anna)y
ance from notlbeing provided with pass.:
ports. The cdntinued efforts of General
Dix have at) last obtained the regu
lation that such passports shall not ,be
required. A circular from M. Pinard,
when Minister' of the Interior, and
bearing the date of December 6th,
1863, declares that all citizens of the
American Union shall be hereafter per
milled to enter, travel aid sojourn in
IFrance on the simple declaration of their
nationality. I
A GENTLEMAN'S diary of his wife's
temper: Monday—A thick fog; no see
ing through it. Tuesday--Gloomy and
very chilly; unseasomble weather.
Wednesday—Frosty, at times sharp.
Thursday—Bitter cold la the morning,
red sunset, with flying chuds, portending
hard weather. Friday-Storm in the
morning, with peals of hunder; air clear
afterward. Saturday—Gleams of sun
shine, with partial thaw, frost again at
night. Sunday--A sligit southwester in
the morning; calm and peasant at Idinner
time; hurricane and earthquake at night.
One of the most neeurate'vvys of determinist
whether the lungs are in a be altiy.or diseased con
dition. 18 hr means of listeningto the respiration.
To thooe experienced In this recites It becomes
as plain an trines to the stated' the lungs, and Is
as well known to the operator ts are the voices of
his ost'ln t (mate acquaintance! The belief that
long standing coughs, and anises of tie lungs
upon' which they are dependat, are incurable,
are fast becoming obsolete. (no great adrantage
to be gained from this airline In medical knowl•
edge is tie earlier applicatia of those who be
come afflicted 'with those Messes to some one
competent to afford relief. Ile error which bad
taken hold of the public mud In regard to the
curabillty of consumption, torather non-curablf-
Ity, Whist becoming otillterded, and It la well
that It should be so, not thud persons should lose
that salutary fear which wodd make them apply
for a timely remedy, hut tat all mightt be Indu
ced to use remedies while tare is any hope. It is
the delay in these cases tat tills us with ap
Prehension and alarm, fa if every one woud
make timely application $f DR. KEYSER'S
LUNG CURE in the beginung of a cold or cough.
few cases would go so far ago become Irremedia
Sold at the Doctor's greatidedlclne Shire, No.
140 Wood street. WILL 3•HORTI:Y REMOVE
re 1115 NEW STORE, NO.: , 16 LIBERTY
Office Ileum from OA. MO 4 r.. 11.. and from
to 8 at night.
PITTS.uVRGR,Januarya 30, 18 6 0.
TgEN 'MANAGERS of the Company
for erecting a brldgeover the Vonongshem siva r,
o. poslte FLEW . urgh: In the county of V:eghe
wui I e held at the Toll House, on 3IONIIA I ,
the Ist day of March next. at 2 o'cloclt e.
le•2:o84-sir• J A.S. H. WRILAIT. Treasurer.
PI sr.Uataii Fetruary IL, .1869.
The Board o , I ,tre,torF have thfa day declared
a Dlvlaend of 215 PER CENT. on the Caoltal
stock,p.yalge Verthwith at this office. corner of
Sixth avenue and - Wood at eet.
1 JI , S, KIRKPATRICK. Fred ' de
.W3i. F. LANG, Secretary. . le2:00
PHILADELPHIA, January , 27. 1 369 %
The Annual Meeting of the StOckholders of
this Company will be held on TUESDAY; the
16th day of Februar , 1869, at 10 o'c.oek A.M.;
at CONCERT HALL, No. 1,219 Chestnut
street, Philadelphia.
The Annual Election for Directors w. 1.1 be held
on MONDAY, the lot .day
` of March, 1869. at
the office of the Company, No. 238 South Third
fell:dSS EDMUND SMITH Secretary.
PLEAS of Allegheny county. •
In the matter of the application of the "SHER
of Allegheny City. No• 70, Marcii Term, 1869.
Notice is hereby given that an application of
the above named 'Association for a charter of In-
corporation, and the same will be allowed at the
next, unless exceptions thereto are died. -
atom the Recotd.l
• .T COB H. WALTERS. Prothonotaxv
The Trustees are now prepared to grant licen—
ses for the use of the ELLERSIIKUSEN PRO'
Th., superior quality Imparted to good iron.
the great Improvement in inferior Iron, and the
reduced cost commend It to all manufacturers of
Parties wishing to wise it can obtain licenses by
applying to
Attorney t'or the Trustees,
Parties Interest.d are Invited to visit the
SHOENBERGER IWORKS. where the process Is
....a... —The Board of Directors of theI. , IATIONA L
THIS DAY directed that the public be warned from
negotiating or purchasing the following Due
Bilis and obligations, as they were issued with
out legal authority from said Company:
Due Bid dated January 7, 1869, favor Samuel
Lewis. for /420, tinerinuary 31.
Due Bill dated Januiry 7. 1869, favor Samuel
Lewis, for 0/5. due February 28.
Due Bill dated January 7, 1869, favor Samuel
Lewis for 1630. due March 31.
' Due Bill dated January 7. 1869. favor Samuel
Lewis, for 4735. dde April 30.
Due Bill dated January 7, 1869, favor Samuel
Lewl6, for 1840, due May 31.
Due Bill dated January 7,. 1869 favor Samuel
3 0 , bi d i tte at J t u o n ns e 3 w o er . e
Le A w ll i i
. the for above I a" 9, . ! ned bY
McKirdy. Secretary, by order of David flirt,
President. , M. DF. LANGE.
President pro tent
PITTSBURGH, Jranuary 28. 1869. ja30:d5 , 1
1 1 Y
i:.,ucce33or to WILLIAM STEVENSON.)
JANUARY pith, ltSfp.
NOTICE.-11avIng this day disposed o t my
large and fine assortsent of Jewelry, Sc., to
and given lease of ray store and dwellin, o.
320 Liberty street, to him, I cheerfully recam-•
mend him to my' forme r patrons
All persons indebted to meActli please pay the
same to my nephew, JOHN S. CHAWFOSD. at
1291 Liberty street, is the office of John 13.,fler
ror S Co.
(Methodist Eptsr ?Pal Block s )
Fraithfield Street,
70,000 Acres of Land for Sale,
In lowa and Minnesota; price from 63.00
0.00 per acre. Land bought and sold On com
mission. Taxes paid; Titles examined; abstracts
furnisbedi anveying and Plotting done.'
Information thrashed in reference to locality.
quality and valuation of lands. General collect
ing business done. -Address
C. C. WAY,
G _ _
W. De CAMP, ' •
. .
Office O. 1 37 FOURTH.. AVENUE, Pitts
burgh, * (formerly occupied by Ron Walter H.
Lowrie,rlslll Petclice la theCircult and
DlstrlA Courts. In the State Snpreme and all the
Courts of Allegheny ounty, and
tit make collec
tions In most of the gidj aceutCOnleS. illi.M:d73
1 11. YOUNSAON & CO.,
t) •
83 Emithdeld street, corner of Diamond alley,
Pittsburgh. • -
for Parties and families supplied with Ice
Cream and Cakes on short notice.
wmtextri, • ,
WI remove their °Mee on the First of April
ueit to No. 12,Diairiond... Allegheny city, rear
of City Hall. Ja3o:d73
260 bushels choice Tlrnottry Seed.
In store sad for sale by
31./Ed.Piol!. it II AIR,PE
329 Liberty s
sb treet.
' BANK.—TUEsDA.Y . F.VENINeI , February
h,) at 7% o'clock. on second floor Commer
cial b les Rooms„.100 'Smithfield street, will be
added to former late fiat.
10 shares Tradesmen's National Bank.
feT: ',, A. bIciLWAINE. Auctioneer.
. bun
dies (large) to angle on steamer Sallie, and
or salt by '
_& CO
"LI AR CORN.--291 . bags 10 , ar—
J 2.4 dye on steamer Orel Esg e, to sale by
mit ' .• ISAIAH Dttilte.Y a CO.
21000 BUSHELS OF :
pia DthaNdiat & STEVENISON.