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Extracts from the March Magazines.)
..SOUND. UPON THE GOOSE."
ORIGIN or THE PHRASE.
••Id ish a longe dime, now here, in Bennsylfs.
Wars' s State.
Alt la sere down of lion Isborg dere rosed a
'Tween ramifies mit gooses, and dose where none
If gooses might, bfromtnon law, g
' Dose who vere not . pt-gifted mit gooses, and
All Elsvcar de law forbid dls crime, by things uud'
But de goose holders teklare a goose great ITherdv
• riq oeed,
And to pea dens oop vas gruel, uud a most oot,-
• Ltlno dams anodcr barty Itself tid soon refeal,
Of arls,logras who kepd no goose, peeause 'was
nod s hendeet;
Toy lid not Tish de splodderlu geese shouldt on
detr pafement bassi'
ho dry b twined de ant goosers, or de oonder
ere Breitmann led his shdeam oat: "Dis shdory
goes to show,
irtus in me in.
Pat in 1 oledleks, ash lager, r
De drs as lab ad de pottom — de slcoom Solids high
Boot das bier is In de mittle, says an goot old
"Lind shoost apout elegdion- dimes de scoom and
drecks ve ate.'.
Bay e a bully Wahl-verwandtschaft or electioa•
"pis is 'very vine," says Misder,.T wine.
here you Introte.e
MB your nermission grack On mit my sleiory
of de noose •
-"A'gandertate for sheriff de coose-behe'ders run.
'Who shvear de coose de noblest dings vot valk
• peneat de sun,,
Tor de causes safe ue Capidol in Itoniejong d Ines
'end hurrisbarg need. saftn mighty pad, ash all
"Acalnsd. Ala mighdy GOO9B man anoder yeller
Who keepedt himself ungommon shUllven oders
came to Woe's:
• Und it' any ask now 'was he shtoot, his vrlenda
wouldt vlnk so loose,
Und 'Asper •asti dey dapped deur' nose: 'He's
soundt up,n de coast!
'Mee . 0 S. oopon de atobiect; shoost petyour
pile on dat:
On Ms battLlVier question he Indends to coot it
So de 'idler cot elegded pefore de beoPle founds
On vitch site of der noose it vu he susick so awful
—From '"BILICITBIANN IN POLITICS," to March
No, of Lippincott's Magazine.
The annual meeting of the Book Com
mittee of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
comprising fifteen ministers, appointed by
the General Conference for the term of
four years, has just been held in New
York city. The members of the lgok
Committee represent every section of the
work, and are Charged with the duty of
supervising the entire publishing interests
of the Church. Most of the leading
editors - of the official papers and other
publications; were also present. Accord
ing to the exhibit. of the Book Concerns
at New York and Cincinnati, which in
cludes all the Depositories at several
points, the assets are $1,340,919 61; lia
bilities, $175,295 06. Earnings for the
year, $152,88289. Of this sum $38,-
204 51, was paid by order of the General
_Conference. The net profit for the year
is $ll4, 678 38. s -
The Presbyterian, it is stated, knows a
church in which the choir is paid two
thousand dollars, and the contributions
to domestic Missions do not, amount to
one hundred dollars.
The South Congregational church of
Hartford, Conn., has adopted a liturgical
forni of worship, including the Te D 621711
responsively performed, the Apostles'
Creed in unison, and two scripture les
sone, each closed with the Episcopal
formula, "Thus endeth," etc.
-The independent closes a lengthy para
graph on Sabbath Schools, with the
statement of the interesting fact that
Sohn Wesley, during his visit to America
in the years 4136-37, forty years before
Bathes' first Sabbath School, set apart a
portion of the Sabbath afternoon - to meet
the cldldren belonging to his mission in
Savannah, Ga., for catechetical and scrip
tdral instruction. Small:chlldren, as well
as large ones, were among his pupils,
and his manner was very engaging.,
It is estimated that full one thousand
members of the Greek Church are in Cal
ifornia, emigrants from Russia. - A Greek
church began its services at San Fran
cisco last August. - It is thought a large
number of adherents to the Greek faith
will come from Alaska.
The' Presbyterian represents Dr. Brook's
Presbyterian church at St. Louis,
as having contributed not less 'than eight
thousand dollars, in weekly installments
often cents, twenty-five cents, fifty cents,
one dollar, five and ten dollars, "as God
bath prospered" each member. This
sum has . been given in addition to the
pew rents. ,
Friday, the twenty-sixth instant, is
the day set apart by the Old School Pres
byterian General Assembly, for prayer
for institutions of learning. It is recom
mended that the day be consecrated to
prayer and almsgiving.,
The_following question has been pro
poanded to the Presbyterian by "A Sub
scriber:" "Is it consistent with the po
sition of a ruling elder in our (Presbyte
rian) church to give a dancing party."
The editor answers No.
Newton Baptist. Seminary, started in
1825, has had a wonderful career of suc
cess. There - have been five hundred and
sixteen graduate.s, of whom thirty-eight
have been foreign missionaries, and one
hundred and twenty-four have died. It
has furnished fifty-two. Presidents and
Piofessors in Colleges and Seminaries.
Quite an extensive revival of religion
has been in progresi for some time in the
Baptist church in 'Salem, New Jersey.
One hundred and thirty persons have
been baptized since the revival coin
' menced. The work still c,ontinues.
IThe Congregational churches in Ken
cis are adopting female office -hearing as
well as female suffrage. Thus one Mrs.
Wood is clerk of the church in Cotton
wood Falls, and another Mrs. Wood holds
the same Bice in Lowell, whilein Via
bapnsee Mrs. N. IL Jones has been elect
Some idea of the grandeur of the wore
of the Ainerican Bible Society may be
gathered from the proceedings of the late
monthly meeting of the Board, which is
a fair sample of the usual work of the
month, in granting fifteen thousand three
hundred and forty volumes, besides oth
ers to the amount of three hundred and
fifty dollars. These grants were in va
rious languages, including French, Span
ish, Italian, Portuguese, and Creolese for
the island of Curacoa.
It will surprise many to learn that the
Unitarians have now seven places of wor
ship in Boston, in which the seats are all
The Israelite, the organ of the Jews at
Cincinnati, advocates the observance o
a day of rest, a real Sabbath, which can
bee Observed by all Israel, and suggests
that that day set apart by hundreds of
millions, nay the whole civilized world,
for physical rest and the worship of God.
It says let our prayers and thanksgiving
with their's ascend to His throne on the
same day, Sunday. •
Bishop Simpson gives some startling
news in regard to the atrocities of the.
Texans, in his letter to the New York
Christian Advocate. He gives two or
three instences of cold-blooded murder.
He writes, a few of the members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church were one
evening assembled to hold a prayer meet
ing. A band of men . surrounded the
house, ordered the men, five in number,
to come out, and shot them down in cold
blood. No effort has been made to arrest
the murderers; and the colored people,
who know them well, are so fearful of
Their lives that they dare not give infor
mation. These persecutions has caused 1
the breaking up of Methodist societies.
The Bishop thinks that this violence, is
not directed against the members of that
Church, simply because they are Metho
dists, nor yet, as they are termed there
Northern. Methodists, but because they
are supposed to be identified with Radical
The receipts of the Presbyterian Board
of Foreign Missions for they first nine
months of the fiscal yesr amount to one
hundred and fifty-three thousand four
hundred and seven dollars, being less
than twenty-eight thousand eight hun
dred and twenty-eight dollars for the
same time the previous year. The esti
mates for the year will require about one
hundred thousand dollars more.
A Roman Catholic Church-for colored
people is shortly to be erected in Detroit.
Several colored youths are being educa
ted for priests at Naples. Italy, with a
view, no doubt; to fields of labor in this
country and among their own race in
The first Episcopal Cathedral ever built
in New England was recently opened in
Portland. It is fully organized, after the
English system, by Dr. Neely, the Bishop
Last year, Rev. Dr. Tyng's society,
(St. George and. Chapels,) contributed
two hundred and thirty thousand dollars
for various purposes, while Trinity
church, St, John's chapel and St. Paul's
chapel; also in New York, unitedly con.
tribute,d a trifle over , one hundred and
eight thousand, dollars.
The Burdell Mystery Solved.
The murderer of Dr. Burdellis discov
ered, according to his circumstantial con
fession, and all the probabilities of the
case, to have been the same Charles Jef
ferds, who afterwaids killed John Wal
ton and John Matthews, and who was
himself murdered by a fellow-convict at
Auburn about a year ago.
,Jefferd' s declaration is all the more con
vincing in that it does not release Mrs.
Cunningham from the charge of compli
city with his crime. He, too, was a friend
of that malign woman, between whom
and his mother, Mrs. Walton, there ap
appears to have been close intimacy. He
boasted of the same illicit favors from Mrs.
'Cunningham which were enjoyed by her
boarder, John E. Eckel, and claims to
have been, instead of Eckel, the instru
ment of her revenge. He alleges that he
was at Dr. Burden's house, No. 31 Bond
street, on the evening of the assassins.
tioni that he.was seated in the parlor and
playing on the banjo . ' for the amusement
of the Cunningham girls when Dr. Bur
dell entered the house and, met Mrs.,Cun
ningham, with whom he had a violent
quarrel. • The Doctor then proceeded
his room in the third story, and
Cunningham to hers on the second floor.
Jefferds, whom the dispute had been
audible, stole out of the parlor, went to
Mrs. Cunningham. and, after hearing her
account of what had occurred, volunteer
ed to "go .up stairs and do for the old ras
cal," meaning Dr. BurdelL The wo
man, who cordially hated Dr.ssess Burden,
and hoped to-inherit his poions,
encouraged the young desperado's
sympathetic rage. She informed him of
the position of the Doctor's rooms; he
drew a slender two-edged dagger which
he habitually carried, and , started, on his
cowardly errand. The circumstantial ac
count which he gives of what transpired,
from the moment when he glidedinto
Dr. a and the
at his p heart,artment aimed
to the moment
when he "reached under" and "fetched"
his victim by a final stab in, the kidneys,
has a tone of convincing verity. "At
one time," says Jefferds, "I thought he'd
be too many for me; but the punch in the
ribs fetched him. It was our fighting
about the room that made the blood fly
so all about on the walls. The old fellow
was stronger than I gave him credit- for
and we had a mighty tough tassel of it;
but you see I had the knife, and I kept
all the time jabbing him with that, ' and
he bled a great deal, and that weakened
him,_ I suppose " which le extremely
probable. 'The 'assassin's description of
.the whole struggle tallies with the appear
ance of the room and of the wounds
found on the body of Dr. Burded after
the murder; while the facts of Jefferd's
intimacy with Mrs. Cunningham and his
character as a reckless bravo help to cor
roborate his statements. It is said ofhim
that "he habitually went armed, and on
the slightest provocation would shoot or
cat whoever chanced to provoke' his
wrath." lie 'declared on - one occasion
that "he didn't think So Much
pout f killing
a man; he would put man of
misery for five hundred dollars if how as
short, and wait/dreg get cdught . at it either."
PITTSBURGFI GAZETTE : SATURDAY., FEBRLARY 20, 1869
. IN atinlngton Items.
The President hesitates to veto - the
Copper Tariff Bill, and the indication is
that it will become a law.
The Ohio river bridge question was
brought up in Committee to enable three
persons from Steubenville to make their
statement concerning that structure. They
did not believe it was an obstacle to nav
igation, and thought the location as good
as any other proposed for similar bridges.
One witness quite strangely assured the
Committee that the river at that point was
quite straight for half a mile above and
below the bridge, while all other wit
nesses have testified it was almost cres
The decision of the Supreme Court on
gold contracts made before the passage of
the legal tender act, does not affect that
act or contracts made since; but it is re
garded as a slight indication of the opin
ions of a majority o ethe Court on ques
tions relating to thelegal tenders. The
fact that the decisidnlupon the legal ten
der is not announce' 'looks as if it might
he againstthe act; sit has' been under
stood in case it s o uld be adverse the
decision would , porponed till De
It appears that a strong pressure is be
ing made by Secretary Seward and others
in authority, to secure the ratification of
the Alabama treaty. The English Gov
ernment, it is understooa, is very anxious
' to know what its chances are for ratifica
tion, before the 4th of March. It is re
ported that the English Minister has In
formed his Government that, if the treaty
is not ratified before the 4th of March, it
will stand no chance of confirmation by
theincomingadministration. Mr. Seward
has begun to work in earnest, and some
of the Republicans are already beginning
to favor the ratification of the treaty.
Gen. Grant informed one of his callers
to-day, who went to legpose upon him
some advice, that he Iliad made up his
mind on Ins Cabinet, and if any of them
declined he had alternates ready.
It is not doubted that one of the leading
features of Gen. Grant's administration
will be that of 'a liberal encouragement,
and, if necessary, championship of the
South American Republics. Cuba is, by
general consent, regarded as practically
severed from Spain. Should she declare
her independence, there is little doubt
that she will find plenty of friends to
rally around her. 'The question - of an
nexation is not now among the probabil
The Senate Judiciary Committee deci
ded to report the bill, which passed
the House some time agd, providing for
an election hi Virginia, with an amend
ment submitting to a separate vote the
diafranchising clause of the Constitution.
The Reconstruction Commiteee will not
decide in the Georgia matter until the
Supreme Court of that State has made a
decision on the question of whether the
negro is a citizen, under the Fourteenth
Amendment to the. Constitution.
The position of Cuba excites great
interest. It is exoected that the revolu
tionary party Will proclaim the independ
ence of the island. In that case our
Government will immediately recognize
the new Government, and extend bellig
erent rights to it, and the privileges of
It will then be open to both parties to
obtain men, money, and arms from
abroad; and it is not doubted that Amer
ican sympathy will turn the scake in favor
of free Cuba.
The Senate Committee on Foreign Re
lations Thursday morning agreed to re
commend to the favorable action of that
body the Naturalization treaty with Eng
' the treaty leaving to the
I government of Switzerland the arbitra
ment of the San Juan Island dispute.
The Committee came to the unanimous
conclusion to recommend the rejection of
the Alabama claim treaty.
As it is necessary that the Vice Presi
dent-elect shall be sworn into office before
noon ot the day of inauguration, in or
der that lie may call the -Senate to order
and swear in the new Senators, it is un
derstood that Speaker Colfax will deliver
his valedictory to the House,and resign
a day or two in advance. The House
will therefore have to select a Speaker for.
the balance of the session.
The entire force of carolling clerks of
the House are at work upon the tax bill,
and it will take them until Saturday to
enroll it. It will make six hundred large
written pages',. It will thbn take two
days to print it, and will not be ready for
consideration by the Senate Finance
Committee before the 24th, and cannot
possibly be read or considered and re
ported to the Senate at this session. Gen.
Schetick will start it anew on March sth,
when he hopes to secure its enactment
into slaw before the first session of the
Forty first Congress.
General Grant made a declaration in
conversation this morning,. which will
doubtless ease the sensitive souls of those
who fear he may take a Democrat or two
into his Cabinet. He if he were a
Republican Senator, and a Democratic
President were to select a Democratic
Cabinet he should vote for their confir
mation, but if under similar circumstan
ces, a President elected by the Republi
can party should select Democratic advi
sers, he would think he failed in doing
hisduty if he did not vote for their rejec
tion. his thought this remark may be
taken as conclusive by even the most
stubborn of those who profess to believe
General Grant wanting in sympathy with
the Republican party. .
The Ordinance Committee have discov
ered that the army Rodman fifteen-inch
gun costs $6,500 each, for 49,000 pounds
weight. The navy guns of the same cal
ibre weighed 43,000 pounds. The differ
ence in weight, at thirteen cents per
pound, mikes $9lO which the navy paid
more for their guns than was paid by the
army. The navy contract with the Fort
Pittlfotindry provided for the delivery of
all guns on the seaboard at the expense of
the maker, yet the government paid:for
all this transportation.: From_ the spring
of 1864 all fifteen-inch guns procured at
Pittalinrih were taken without any po hew
der-proof, according to an order fronk t
Chief of Ordnance. Therefore, guns
procured . sice Abet time have been
mounted in n fortifications on expensive
iron carriages without being fired at all,,
and lately an order was_ issued from the
Ordnance Department to subject them tto
a proof of chargessf one hundred pounds
of powder, at the risk of the government
"Trot organization of the next Con
gress " says G. A. T., "is as good as set
tled, a Interested gossip to the contrary
notwithstanding. Henry D. Washburn°
will he Sergeantat-Arms in> place of Ord
way; the present incumbent—l had nearly
said incubus. James G. Blaine ,will e
elected Speaker, and he will be tbe'on b ly
officer taken from New England. Eth
Ward McPherson will be Made Clerk by
right of chalte and honorable' service;
perfect integrity and high-tniadednes9.?'
NO omusitz MADE WHEN ASTITICIAL
TEETH ABS 011,DEZED.
A FULL SST FOR SS.
AT DR. SCOTT'S.
wry PENNEriBEF.T.! RD DOOR ABOVE. ILLND
AMINEonx wARRATED. CALL Alm El
SPECIMENS OF GENTIUM V 01.0A1
WELDON & KELLY,
btanutacturers and Wholesale Dealers la
Lamps, ' Lanterns, , Chandeliers,
AND LAMP DODDS.
Also, CARBON AND LUBRICATING IOMS,
1 33EakTZINE , &c.
N 0.147 Wood Street.
se9aLM Between . 5111 and 6th Avenue!
FRUIT CAN TOPS.
We are now prepared to suppl
TINNERSand the Trade with oar Paten
FRUIT CAN TOP.
It is PERFECT, SIMPLE and CHEAP.
Having the names of the varicus fruits
Stamped upon the Cover, radiating from
the center, and an index or pointer
stamped upon the Top of the can. It is
clearly, distinctly and PitRHA.NENT
LY LABELED by merely placing tha
name of the fruit the can contains op
posite the pointer and sealing in' the
No preserver of fruit or good
110ESE6IEPEll ion use any other after
once seeing It: •
Bend NIS cents for sample.
COLLINS & WRIGHT,
139 Second avenue, Pittaburgh
PIANOS. ORGAN'S, &C.
- W I LT KAN° THE BEST
Schomacker's Gold Medal Piano,
AND ESTEY'S COTTAGE ORGAN,
The icHomAcura PIANO ccrmblnea all' the
latest valuable' improvements known in the con
structiOn of a first class instrument. and has al- -
ways been awarded the bug hest premium ex
hibited. lts tone is full, sonorous and sweet. Tne
workmanship. for durability - and beauty surpass
all others. Prices from $5O to 11150. ((according
to style and finish.) cheaper than all other so
called first class Plano.
ESTET , S COTTAgE ORGAN
at the head of all reed instruments. in
producing the most perfect pipe quality of tone
of any similar Instrument in the.Unlted States.
It is simple and compact in construction, and
not llatiis to set out of order.
CARPENTER'S PATISNT " VOX. NUM.ANA.
TREMOLO" only to be found ln this Orgax..
price from $l OO to 3550. AU guaranteed for eve
BABB, SNAKE & BUEM3I4 I :
• No. 12 ST. CLAIR STRisET.
PIANOS AND ORGANS—An en
tire new stork of
SNARE'S UNRIVALLED PIANOS; •
BAINES BROS., PIANOS:
PRINCE & CO'S ORGANS AND- tIELCiDE
orts and TREAT, LINSLEY & CO'S ORGANS
OUARLOTTS TI MM. .
43 Flftli avenue. Sole igent.
f _ + +~
! Mate Cutter with W. Bespenhei(e.)
No. 53 Smithfield Street,Plitsburgh
NEW FALL GOODS.
splendid new st,oeL of
CLOTHS, CASS /MER ES, c& c.,
Just received by BEERY DIETER.
telt: Merchant Tailor..l3 Smithfield street.
100 WOOD STREET.
SEW _ GOODS.
Ci FINE VASES,
BOURNIAN AND CUINA.
NEW STYLES, E
DINNR SE A
A large stock of
, 'SILVER PLATED GOODS
Call and emandne one goods, and we
feel sidteded no one need fall to be suited. t
R. E. BREED , & -
100 WOAD t3TII~~•.
WALL PAPER - REMOVAL.
TILE OLD PIPER STORE IN . A NEW PUCE
W. P. MA.BSUA.ILJ.
Hoo.removed from 87 WOOD STREET to
NO. 191 LIBERTY 91.2113 ET,
faw doors above WT. CLAIR
DYER AND SCOURER .
DYER AND SCOURER.
No. 13 BT. CIAAMIEL STIII33I.IErT
A.nd Nos. 185 and 187, Third Mired"
diiitt COALU COALIII
DICKSON, - OEWAIT & CO,
NO. 567 LIBERTY . STREET,
(Lately City Flour Mill) BICCOND ELOOB.
ille lIOR prepared to tarnish good YOUGHIO
- ix= ban 00AL OBBIJLOS, it the
:lowest morket Price.
All orders len at their °Moe, or dressed to
them,,.through ,the nun, NM be tended to
.In the City 1
LOWEST , PRICES.
.A. 3EL JP 3E. ir .
BOYARD, ROSE & CO.,
BOYARD, ROSE & CO.,
of all descrtottow
COAL ANV COKE.
Having removed their °flee to
C I=l. 3orri l l
Cents a Yard.
1 & COMPthiY,'
No. 3 Fifth Avenue::
BOVARD, ROSE & CO.,
21 FIFTH AYENUE•
ABOVE WOOD STREET.
(") Will Continue their
ANNUL CIMINO SALE
TWO WEEKS LONGER
Ever will be offered to
close out Special Lines
of Goods, at
71 AND 73 FIFTH AVENUE,
J ^ B. If OUNGION & CO., -
PADDY C&HE RAILERI,DONFECTIONARY,
ICI , CREAM and DINING SALOON, •
83 Smithfield street, corner of Diamond alley*,
,Parties and fatuities supplied with Ice
Cream and Cakes on short notice.
NM& Bteam and RUBBER BELT
nose, Packing I f
th ston Belting Companies manufacture at prices
as low as this gushyy of goods can be bought of
the manufacturer • A full stock always ou hand
at the India lubber Dot,. SG and BB Sixth
street. J, it 11, PRILLIVS.
tea ' Solo Agents for the Company.
A VERY LARGE STOCK,
IN GOOD STILE&
• 0 c e
I = l
0 pV vaggga
za E 4 g
T4ic' ;1 I 'EZ
V la g?I4
v., 0 1.• N ;.A
bi la Pi
F. ta 7-A
0 .• 0 r - 4 .
) P ;1 4 )i
FOR THIRTY DAYS ONLY.
MEM P. PHILLIPS,
87 1LIBICi2" 82rICEET.
McCANDLESS & CO"
CIABRZLate Wilson. Carr laco)
WHOLESALE DRALEBB L N
Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods,
No. 94 WOOD STRIMT.
Tiiird door above Diamond *nil.
PURL EL RELY HMI
MARL MILL Three Star Groan Braigt, equal to
FRENCH FAMILY FLOUR.
Tbts Flour will only oe sent out when Me
PEARL KILL BLEB BRAND,
Equal to best St. Louis.
PEARL NULL BED BRAND,
Puna to best Onto flour.
WHITE CORN IPLOCNAND CORN MEAL.
ST. MUD' & BEN
Allegbeny. Sept. %VIA&
MECHANICAL ENGINEER. '
pEIICEVAL 'HEWLETT, -
, ILn.d. Solicitor , of Patent*.
(Liss of P. Y. W. a C. Bath's's.) '-
Moe, NO. 19 FEDERAL' STREET, Roam No.
Vstairs. r. O,: Box 50, ALLEGRRNY
of all descripti o ns, designed.
BLAST FURNACE and ROLLLIIO MILL
DRAW MOS furnished. Particular attention
paid to dealeing COLLIERY LOCOMOTIVES.
Patents non dentinal_ solicited. mar An EVEN
ING DRAINING CLASS for nieetuatlca every
WEDNXBDAy NIGHT. anima
tor of Weights and Iffeasureaso
No. I YOURTH SLIME%
*Mori ntpairigi attende4 to
OEINENT, SOAP STONE, ato.
pARTILIN & LALI2E I Nco 124
Smithfield str Sole Manufacturers of
Felt Cement and Gravel Roofing. Ma..
tertal for sale.
# es 4l4 C
(Between Liberty and Perry streets.