The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, February 20, 1869, Image 4

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W 3 P3AINT on the amide prgea of
t is morning's GAzErrE--Second page:
-Poetry, Religious Intelligente, The Burdell
:Mystery Solved, 'Washington Item. Third
and Sixth pages: Commercial, Financial,
Mercantile: and River News, Markets, lm-
Torts. Seventh page: Poetry, The City's
lehitdren, Retris Won.
U. S. BoNDi at Frankfort.
GOLD closed in New York yesterday
at 133 f.
xnent will be found on our second page
to-day. -
THE NEW tax-bill from the House can
not get though the Senate. • Whisky and
tobacco may possibly be reached in a
TEL BETE makes but few amend
inents to the river-and-harbor bill, and lts
passage is considered certain. This
would finally adjust all questions touch
ing the canal at Louisville.
Mr. Sumun appears to have lost his
temper again in the House yesterday on
the discussion of the Army Appropria
tion bill, and lost his point, too, inasmuch
as Mr. Brarsn's amendment virtually
prohibiting reduction of the forces, save
by absorption—death, resignation and
Court-martial—passed the House.
WE ARE not yet persuaded of -the truth
of a current report that the Erie clique
- have bagged the Fort Wayne road, Mad-.
vance of the March election. Neverthe
less, that report is credited by some peo
ple, and may be true. If so; we may in
fer that.but little confidence is felt in the
efficacy of recent legislation at Harris=
Imrg, and that fiscal considerations have
proved potent with the Fort Wayne man
CONGRESS discovered, on Thursday,
that it had not time to complete the re
construction of HississipPi. That this
- would be the fact, was apparent to the
country weeks ago. The same end is
also to , be reached for Virginia, but in a
slightly different way, the Senate so
amending the House bill relative to that
,State as to preclude any possibility of the
acquiesence of the other body. As to
Georgia, the Senate, which admitted her
Electoral vote as a 'State, still excludes
her two 'Senators who stand upoa the
Same legal title:
THE FrnsT section of the bill amending
the National Banking Law, as it passed
the House on Thursday, provides for the
security of the public funds deposited
with banks. The second section regu
lates the mode of liquidation for banks
retiring from , business. The third sec
tion regulates the duties and compensa
tion of receivers. The fourth section,
and the only one of general importance
to the public, provides for the partial
'nqualizatibn of circidation in the various
States pro rata to the appraised value of
all real and personal property in the
States. The passage of this bill by the
Senate is by no means certain.
THE INSURGENT FLAG •floats in Cuba
more menacingly than ever. The revolt
spreads more and more throughout the
island, assuming a magnitude which
:threatens the final overthrow of the Span
ish authority. But we must not forget that
all the reports which reach the American
press, are tinctured by sympathy with
the rebel cause, and adapted to the special
purpose of compromising our Govern.
ment and people in support of the insur
rection. And it is also to be observed
that 'Spain is redoubling hcr efforts to
maintain her authority, and that all the
military resources of the kingdom will be
exhausted before she consents to the loss
of her "ever faithful" island of Cuba.
WANT OF TIME is the general com
plaint at Washington. Congress has no ,
time to revise the tariff, no time to amend
the defective tax laws, no time to perfect
Southern reconstruction, no time to re
adjust the national finances. And the
President, too, lacks time for all he wants
to do; give him a little more time and he
will pardon all the conspirators, restore
to their forfeited citizenship every rebel,
welcome home every unhung traitor,
purge the prisons of every revenue:thief,
and ransack_ every grave -yard for assas
sins' bones. But His Excellency has the
aavantage of Congress In one respect;
he is bound to do as much on his line as
time will permit—which is more than we
Can say for the other.
The people of our Municipalities recog
nize these roads as elefnents of great use
fulness to t4 , _, public We , have given
them large :Forporate privileges, in the
way of sp eal concessions of franchise,
and we r paid therefor in the direct
advantage to their immediate customers
and in the 1 romotion, generally, of the
material interests of oar communities.
Our municipal policy in this respect has
been wise in the main, and we hope it
may continue to tie as commendably
guided. If we have given too large a
franchise in some cases, or if we have
hitherto fallen short of the-promised ben
efits to the public in other cases, we may,
on the whole, congratulate ourselves•that
the system has been wisely developed and
faithfully adhered to by each party to the
The roads now in operation are but the
nucleus, .of the system hereafter to radiate
through every part of that city of the
future which is to surround our confluent
rivers. The present' roads will be ei
tended, new roads will be needed and
built, the modes of conveyance or
traction thereon will be improved, and
so the carriage of the people will be
quickened and cheapened in every fashion,
until the remotest verge, of the that
is to be; will be brought within such con
venientsreach of its centres for trade and
businessi as practically to annihilate
space for our citizens. Herein the public
enjoys, l and is -to enjoy, the benefits of a
service Which has never yet been over
rated, which is secured only by the en
tiatment of private capital, and which we
are equally bound to piotect from in
fringement, whether we consider our own
material interests, or the good faith of
each party to the agreements.
We cannot afford to be without these
roads. The municipal authorities may
not construct them, and so we invite pri
vate capital to assume the work. We
should ask in vain for a dollar, unless
we can give to that dollar a reasonably
fair promise for an adequate return. Cap
ital never hesitates to take its own -risks
according to its own judgment, upon
questions of fact, but it asks for certain-
ties in all the legal conditions. Whether .
II particular new route will pay, or will
prove unprofitable, is the risk which cap
ital must assume or decline, after a clear,
definite understanding of the preliminary
conditions' of the franchise. The route
should be precisely fixed between the ter
mini; there must be no cloud upon the
special concessions from the municipal
authority; no exposure to an unlimited
future 'biampetition along that route; there
should besthe most exact arrangement of
all the details which might otherwise in
volve daily conflicts between the corpo
ration and the public; every priiilege con
ceded and each obligation imposed must
be closely defined on each side, before
capital comes in to improve a special
privilege ,of this sort for the bommon
good. '
That special privilege is of the very es
sence of the mutual contract; usually it
presents the main temptation to capital.
Divested from the public and offered as
an inducement to private citizens, it, may
not be recalled or abated without the
joint consent. It should not be granted
without sufficient consideration, for, once
grantdd and the grant accepted, it can
never be resumed as long as the contract
is maturely kept.
It is of vital importance to our munic
ipal interests that the responsibilities and
rights, of each party to these grants of
railway-franchise in our streets, should be
completely understood and adhered to
with a rigid fidelity. Let us be sure that
we know what we agree to in each case—
the precise limits of the concessions we
are to make; but let us fix the route, spec
ify the, service, adjust the fares, regulate
the taxation, provide for supervision,
and nominate in the text of the, contract
every point of detail which foresight or
experience may suggest; then we offer_
this to the capitalist and invite him to
take his chances in the investment of his
money, guaranteeing him'only our good
faith and against competition on that par
ticular rottte. It is wise to add; also, a lim
itation of the period in which not only the
offer must be accepted, but the work
shall be completed, The municipality,
has then exhausted its power, and while
it remains for capital to accept or reject
the terms, its decision is 'expiessly made
upon the irrevocable'faith of the legal con
ditionsthus prescribed.'
Our laws require the Legislative as
well as the municipal sanction to these
contracts, but the contract is properly,
made here, not at Harrisburg; when we
have settled its conditions, we submit
them to the approval of the Common
wealth. We are the sole judges of their
local fitness, remitting the general ques
tion of public , policy involve(U in each
case to the higher authority.
We can grant to no morporation the
right, upoh any terms whatever, to ap
propriate any or all of our streets at its
own pleasure. We grant no franchises
whatever, except upon the most distinct
conditions as to route, time, and every
other detail. Granting only what we ex.
pect to abide by, we pledge our munici.
pal faith to those whom we deal with,
and expect them, in their turn, to make
good the last tittle of the stipulations to
which 'they are bound.
We beg our delegation at Harrisburg
to assume no responsibilities which
properly belong to the municipal authori
ties here, as well in this matter of street.
railways as in all others of local concern
to our people. Be good enough, gentle
men of the Legislature, to make no bar-
gains for us; we can do that for ourselves
much better than you, and shall duly
submit them to your approval. ' It will
be time enough for you to put through
our railway bills when they come to you
already stamped with the official approval
of our city authorities. The scheme ,
which cannot command home support,
or which comes to you in advance of it,
has not only no title to your favor, but ) it
should, upon its, own face, awaken ybtir
We take no sides in quarrels between
private corporations. The more street
railways we have, the better for these
cities. Our authorities refuse a franchise
to no meritorious project, and will keep
good faith with all. Such a refusal
out good cause is s ever subjectlto'a popular
appeal at the ensuing charter election, and
for any bad faith our courts can apply
prompt and efficient remedies.i . But we
want no "snap judgments" talon upon
Councils, under bargains made at Harris
burg, such as this which is covered up
in a bill now pendibg, which gives one
of these corporations the right to lay
14A single or double track, with the ne
cessary turn outs and switches, in any
of the streets of the city of Pittsburgh, and
to connect the same with the terminus of
their road in the market square of the
city of Allegheny; provided, no street
in said city of Pittsburgh shall be used
or occupied by said company without the
consent of the oouncils of said city being
first obtained."
It will be time enough for this grant of
power when the particular streets to be
used in either city have been designated
and approved by Councils of each city
for themselves; time enough when you
learn why 'the previous assent of Alle
gheny is not provided for in this bill ;
time enough when we and you can be
certain that the terms above quoted do
not cover any attempt to override her
municipal' legislation with a Legislative
interference; time enough when Alle
gheny knows the precise route to be taken
from her market-square to and across the
The bill here quoted closely illustrates
the justice of our general observations,
upon the necessity that these matters of
municipal concern should be left entirely
to our regulation and approval, before the
Legislature shall be called on. Here is
the place to discuss a new project. If it
has merit, It will ultimately win, and if it
wins here without merit and in spite of
opposition, it will be all the more certain
of scrutiny and rejection at Harrisburg.
This is far better, than that any sharp pri
vate speculation of any sort should be
quietly planned, kept under the board,
and smuggled through the Legislature
without discussion or opposition, and
then sprung upon Councils and rushed
through before the city wakes up to what
is going on. In behalf of the citizens of
all our municipalities, we protest decided
ly against all that sort of thing.
A Justice and Crime in New York
A pet of the thieves (John Real), him
self ii deputy sheriff, was brought to trial
before Judge Bernard, last week. He
was a man who had premeditated and car
ried out in cold blood the murder of a
police officer. Bo confident was he
that his own political strength would se•
cure-him from the consequences of his
crime, that he had proclaimed his inten
tion to murder in an open court room.
The chamber of the Court was thronged
with the worst desperadoes. - Witnesses
werethreatened with death. The jury
was dared to bring in a verdict of guilty.
Bets of fifty dollars to ten were made in
the presence of the jurore that the mur
derer would escape. The-Judge on the
bench was cursed for his precautions
against an attempt to rescue the murderer.
In open Court be warned the villains
that their purposes were known, and that
they would not be allowed to succeed.
So great was the danger, that the presence
of two hundred policemen was necessary
to prevent an outbreak. The witnesses
gave in their evidence with nervous re
luctance. Thejury went out to deliber
ate, but were afraid to return with their
verdict. Even the judge resorted to
strategy to clear the room, saying that
he was going home, and ordering the
jury to be locked up, as there was no
prospect of their , agreement. The, gang
still watched the, proceedings with Wolfish
eyes. At last, tho jury returned. Fear
had left its trace in their verdict, for it
was tempered with a recommendation to
mercy. The gang festered with curses.
But the judge, with quiet dignity,
arose in the midnight 4aslight and sen
tenced the brutal assassin to death. By
his order the doors were closed, and the
prisoner sent to -the tombs. Then the
thieving mob went to their homes.
This Judge was the only one who had
the courage to wage an open warfare
with the robbers and murderers. He
was taken fronr the regular term- of the
Supreme Court, end :placed overthe Oyer
and Terminer solely on account of his
indomitable pluck. The thieves know
and fear him. All their efforts to procure
the usual writ of error have failed. Even
if a writ of error should,.be granted, the
lion-heared Judge has announced his 'de
termination to quash the firoceedings.
John Real was sentenced to death.
From that moment his gang of cut
throats dogged the footsteps of the Judge.
The witnesses are hourly threatened with
murder. The life of one of them was
saved only by the timely presence of a
police officer. The hatred of the gang„
however, seems to have been concentra
ted upon the Judge. On the - evening
succeeding the sentence of death the
Judge , visited a friend in the Fifth Ave
nue Hotel. In ten minutes the main ball
was tilled with a crowd of beetle-browed
ruffians, all eagerly scenting his tracks.
Respectable citizens gazed at the unusual
eruption In wonder. The Judge, though
unarmed, remained cool and impassive,
not; seeming to notice the scowls of the
gang or the curses hissed in his ear.
Once 'he asked a number of well-known
citizens whether they had any special ob
jection to accompany him home. All re
fused. One man—a prominent Republi
can office-holder—took the Judge by the
hand. ,
"You are doing a noble work, Judge,
but you are in great .danger.
Why do
you go unarmed?"
"the law. !Grid& the carrying of con
cealed weapons. I cannot break the law,
even if my life should pay the forfeit: I
shall do my duty regardless of conse
"I am armed, atid will go home with
you," replied the Republican.
The circle of ruffians was broken as
the two passed without the door of the
hotel. Stealthy footsteps followed them,
and beneath the gas lamp at the intersec
tion of Broadway and Twenty-first street
another murderous eyed gang was en
countered. The Judge and his compan
ion were saluted with profanity, but no
violence was offered. They reached the
Judge's home, in safety. But the band of
assassins are still at his heels.
Ttte Whiat Crop.
The report of the Department of Agri
culture for January, contains an unusual
amount of interesting information. It
appears from the reports collected and
classified that the average yield of New
England wheat per acre was less last
year than in 1867. The average field of
New York is placed at 14.6 instead of
14.5 last yeiir. New Jersey gives one
tenth of a bushel less, and Pennsylvania
three tenths more; Virginia four-tenths
more, and the more Southern Atlantic
States all make a decline in the average.
Texas and Tennessee report a smaller
yield than last year, while Arkansan claims
an advance from 9.2 to 13.5 bushels.
Kentucky and West Virginia make no
material advance, and Ohio scarcely
holds the previous average. A small in
crease appears in Indiana, Illinois and
Wisconsin, and a still more marked re
sult is shown in Minnesota. An increase
is made in lowa and Kansas.
The decline in the price of wheat dur
ing the past twelve months has been very
perceptible, amounting to 42 cents per,
bushel in New Engla d, 50 cents in New
York, 47 cents in N w Jersey, 45 cents
in Pennsylvania,
71 cents in Ohio, 77
cents in Illinois, 48 cents in lowa, with
differences less striking In the Southern
States, which grow cereals only for home
consumption. In the \ central and popu
loui parts of the West the prices are this
year lower relatively to the more Western
and Northwestern States than last year;
as Illinois compared with lowa, $1,97 to
$1,43 last January; $1,20 to 93c now.
Tnn censure heaped on GenOal Butler
for the course he took is the most unjust
that has fallen on the devote head of
that gentleman, and that is saying a good
deal. He appeared merely as the cham
pion of the H.ouse, that had been grossly
insulted though the blundering of
Senator Wade. Had Senator Wade made
his last dectsion first, or had he render
ed his decision in a reasonable, courteous
manner, there would have been no
trouble. But the venerable war-horse
first decided with the House, and then
when the House, by a resolution, acted
on his decision, the `abrupt announce
ment of a contrary course put the Repre
sentatives on their dignity. The
mistake General Butler made was in not
putting his resolution of censure to a vote
while the wrath was hot. He would
have carried it by a large majority.
But with the morning cool reflection
came, and every one saw how absurd and
childish the contest was.—Don Piatt.
A connzaPOYDENT of the Detroit Tri
bune, writing from Flint, Mich., says:
"Justice Stevenson was applied to by an
excited husband, on Tuesday, for a war
rant for the arrest of complainant's wife
and her 'next friend' for the crime of
'adultery. On examine' ion of the injured
husband, it appeared that he had !swap
ped' his wife for a pony, which was war
ranted •sound, true and good to ride,'
but on trial the pony was found lacking,
and although the 'accused parties had
been living together ha Livington
ty; about five miles from Fentonville,
since the 'swap' was made, the husband
proposed to repudiate the bargain. This
case, which is actually true as stated, sur
passes anything of the kind that has
transpired in the commercial world in
our recollection.
THE Ohio State Board of Charities has
made its annual report. They discuss the
condition of the various jails throughout
Ohio, some of which are well' fitted for
the purpose designed, but many are in a
horrible fix. The Board denounce the
present jail system, and speak of the jails
as frightful nurseries of crime. The as
sociation of comparatively innocent in
mates with the depraved and vicious, and
the idleness of the prisoners are the two
worst features of the system. Some
county infirmaries are in a good condition,
while others are a disgrace to the State.
The Secretary of the Board reports the
average number of the inmates of the
Infirmaries in sixty-two counties, 8,008.
The number at , the time of making the
report was 3,778, of whom 819 are insahe,
281 idiotic, 219 epileptic -874 boys and
226 girls.
Tux. Senate Judiciary Committee, to
which the President's message communi
cating his Amnesty Proclamation was re
ferred, report that they concede the right
of the President to grant a reprieve : or a
pardon, but deny that 'he is 'lnvested
with any constitutional authority to pro
claim a general amnesty. _ The report
concludes with the following resolution:
ffßesolved, That in the opinioti of the
enate the proclamation of the President
of the. United States of the 25th of De
cember, 1868, purporting to grant general
pardon and amnesty to all persons guilty
of treason and acts of hostility to the
United States during the late rebellion,
with restoration of rights, ac., was not
authorized by the Constitution or laws.
at this same, dinner (it the Foundling
Hospital,) that the great Wit met, with a
retort that he was never tired of eferring
to afterward. He had been co versirtg,
in the haltbatittering manner lit hich he
was inimitable, with his ade.a-ots at the
table, a Swisa gentleman of lineation
connected with his country's em assy at
the Courtpf St. James, upon the relative
merits of Swiss and English soldiers,
and urged the superiority of the latter,
inasmuch as they fought for honor, while
the Swiss fought for money. "The fact
is," answered the Swiss-gentleman, "We
each of us fight for what we most want.'-
--[Lippencort's Magazine.
Tui Terre Haute Express publishes the
following biographical sketch: "George
Wood, of Wabash, Ind., who was re
cently blown up on the steamer Glide,
bad been blown !up twice before, to say
nothing of, the bountlesss times by his
.wives, of whom he had four. His first
wife was killed a week after marriage by
a carriage runaway; his third fell into a
well and was not found for two weeks.
He is the only one living of a family of
seven children."
A NEN/ patented cattle car has arrived
in Providence from Albany. It has
Made one previous trip from Chicago to
Boston. It is 40 feet long, divided into
14 stalls, each 34 inches wide, intended
for one head of cattle each. They. thus
have room to lie down at pleasure. Each
stall is provided with a trough to feed
and water the animal on the way. Un
der the canter of the car is a large box for
carrying feed.- The inventor,,,James H.
Aldrich, of Worcester, Mass.'; has two
patents, both obtained in 1857.
NEARLY every distillery in New York
has suspended business. The receipts of
revenue from whiskey, as a matter of
have fallen off to a very large ex
tent. More than half of the whiskey
sold in this city comes from one district
in Illinois., It is stated thiit Illinois man
ufactures more whiskey than any ten
States of the Union. This, it 'is said, is
owing to the peculiar advantages enjoyed
from her revenue officers.
—At Memphis. Wednesday night, a
blacksmith, named Emits, was shot in
the head while working in his shop. The
perpetrator of the deed approached the
shop through a back yard and fired
through a crack in the wall. Frank
Murray has been arrested, charged with
firing the shot, and held in $lO,OOO bail
'to appear at the Criminal Court. I
United States District Court—Judge Mc-
FRIDAY, February 19:—The case of the
United States vs. Benjamin Hartshorn,
reported yeateaday, was resumed and
still occupies the attention of the Court.
District . Court--Judge Kirkpatrick.
FRI4AIr, February 19.—1 n the case of
J. H. Roush vs. J. McD. Crossan.
tion on book account, reported yester
day. Verdict for.plaintiff in the sum of
• The base of Miller ,t, Co. vs. J. C. Til
ton. Action to recover on a contract for
the manufacture of patent business,
which was ,postponed yesterday at the
request of one of the attorneys, was re
sumed. '
The case was ably argued by, counsel,
after which Judge Kirkpatrick charged
the jury at censiderable length.' fury
The case of McVay vs. WilSon, post
poned yesterday in consequence of the
absence of an important witness, was re
sumed, and was on trial when Court ad
journed. It will be concluded to-day.
Common Pleas—Judge Sterrett
FRIDAY, Feb. 19.—The case of Ronnell
vs. Eckert dc Lang, reported on trial,
was settled by the parties. %1
Bridget Toner vs. Mrs. Kearney's ex
ecutors. Action to recover for sevices
rendered as a domestic. The plaintiff in
this case, it appears, was a niece of Mrs.
Kearney's, and when she came from Ire
land to this country mad,e her aunt's
house her home. She - •was, it seems,
subsequently employed to do the work
In the Mittse, for which, she alleges, she
receive&no compensation. After. Mrs.
Kearney's death she presented a bill to
the executors, who refused to allow it.
The jury found for the plaintiff in the
sum of $l5B.
In the case of Dain and Pitcairati vs
Robison, motion for new trial and rea
sons filed by defendant's counsel.
W. EL Levy vs. Wm. F. Kaiser. 1 Ac
tio on book'account. Verdict for pain.
tiff in the sum of $340.
tio n .
n Ar p m ro s in tro imo ng ry vs n .
o N t e e i . l
I, Do o r ro ls. lot t A fo c- r,
pl WWI in the sum of $166 86.
auley vs. Black's Administrators.
Action on a promissory note. Verdict
for plaintiff in the sum of 1573 26.
The jury were discharged from a
further attendance at Court until ten
o'clock Monday mornine. The argu
ment list will be taken up Saturday.
deal Blotters In Wed Deer and In
diana Townships. '
ESSRS. EDITORS : The manner , in
ich your 'readers in any portion of the
4. munity are interesting themselves
their children in the matter of must-
education must be a topic of no small.
inerest to all the remainder, -consider
in: the high estimate at present placed
l i r
n a good musical education. With
yo permission I will tell your numer
o family of readers what we are doing
in he matter in Indiana and West Deer
to nships. During the winter Prof. 43:
W Huey, of McKeesport, has been en
gaged in teaching.a large class, partly
adult, partly juvenile, in the U. P. Church
of gest Union. On Thursday evening,
Ilth inst., the Professor and his class
gave a concert in that church, which was
largely attended and was a decided suc
cess. ' The improvement manifested by
the wholeelass, both adult and juvenile,
was certainly surprising; and this both
in ! their knowledge of the principles of
music and vocal execution. One feature
of the concert was specially noteworthy
—the class did the singing. It is quite a
different matter to execute a piece with
they' teacher leading with his own voice
an to execute it without any. such help.
Pr . Huey has evidently taught his
el s to rely , upon themselves and
put' their musical abilities in practice
unassisted. Another feature was praise
worthy. His pupils are taught to enun
ciate the words distinctly, so that the ,
/istener has, not only the Melody, but'
the sentiment. (*ratio lunging so much
in vogue now, May beadmissible in im
mense popular musical displays, where
melody is the only thing sought after,
but in the services , of the sanctuary I
think It out of place. AR the instructor
of our youth in this delightful art. it is
. a pleasure to know that Prof. Huey does
not belong to the operatic school. It is
certainly encouraging to those who love
the progress of the community at large,
especially our youth, to seesuch,interest
manifested In musical attainments by
our rural population and that' they are
making such advanoement in its acqui
sition. It is encouraging too, to know
that a first clad teacher can be induced
to teach in rural districts, thus giving
us much of the advantage of the city in
our country homes, We have. long,
known Prof. Huey as a first , class singer,
but his concert last Thursday evening
proves him a - first class teacher also.
With such opportunities then, our rural
population have only .themseives to
!blame, if they are hereafter deficient in
proper musical attainments.
The Grab Game.
J. P. Smith and E. Blairsley are em
ployed on the Oakland Passenger Rail
way, the former as conductor and the
latter as driver. Yesterday Sthith made
information before Alderman Lynch
against Blairaley, for larceny. It seems
the parties had soma difficulty in regard
to the) payment of some Wages, and ac
cording to the allegations of Smith,
Blainiley put an end to the controversy
by snitching the money, about one dol
lar and a half, out of his hand. A war
rant was issued for the arrest of the ac
The following deeds were filed of rec
ord before H. Snively, Esq., Recorder,
tebruary 19, 1869:
Alexander Gray to James M. Snyder. February
11. 1869; lets 'Nos. 10 and 11, Snydees plan,
Twenty-first" ward, Pittsburgh, on Centre
street. 4S by 116 feet en*
JAmes M. Snyder to Joseph Weyman, February
16 1869: the above described lot. ..ssae
David Elkin to Andrew Taggart, September 30,
1868; lot No 2, 'Parton's plan, on Snyder
street, Allegheny Chy. 20 by 65feet $475
Joseph Spelgle to E. Aluq , 'tour, January,=,
IstXt; lot . In Snowden townthlp, eontain,ng 3
11 1 540
ElizsbethDenny to Peter O'Neil, February
1E66: lot on Webster street Fith ward, Pitts
burgh. Xi by so feet *2590
11. R. pnardian to G. A. Iffun , torff, Oc
tober 24, 1808: lot on ?diary s.tret t.East
ham, 29 by 120 feer $1,540
&utlet Belfore to William M. Siren. February
1.13;9: lot No. 4, Wright's plan, on Bq*KC
r street, Thirteenth ward, Pittsburgh, 24 by. Ir.
George Schafert to George Weber, February 13,
.1869; lot on Frlnk In stre'4, Sixth . nrkra,- Ano
-gheny, 22 b F IM fact, with buildings.' 42,303
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Baron Manchausen tells a story of a postbors
horn, which bad a number of wicked tuneeiblown
into it one frosty night, but made no response.
Nevertheless, when It was flung before a hot tire,
the tunes; which had been ft o,en in, thawed our,
to the amazement of all present Just so tae
human system. subjects et to tile iniurlons infiu
ences during the Winter, sometimes give no
token of the effect they have produced upon it,
' until the, moist atmosphere or Spring developes
their Anita. Many noting di cases are the result
of Winter Imprudencies. and great and especial
care should be taken of :IP system In the cold
season, so that It may be in a sound and vigorous
condition when the xnalarions fogs of March and
April make their appearance. To this. end.
strengthen the stomach and the general organi
zation at this season with 'HuS t LETTER'S BIT- -
ZEUS. Take this pleasant, vegetable antidote
In advance of the uprising of the me'httle mlsta
and vapors, whin produce t. hIlLs and fever,-and
other miasmatic member that It is a
preventive me lietne-as powerful to protect as to
reatort. The stomach is, apt to be overtaxed at
this time o the year It is a nsriod devoted to
dinner and sapper parties, and luxurious llving
generally. Feastiug mad late hours weaken the
digestive Orgatis and disoreier the liver. The of •
feet of the - Bitters is to invigorate the one and
regulate the other. • There is no *month in the
twelve when a tons , and alterative Is more gen
erally needed than in this. and there is no .
oration of that nature so thoroughly sambr
so bracing, and so entirely free from undue e -
citing properties, as :this celebrated vegeta e
. .
One of the most accurate ways of determinixig
whether the lungs are in a healttiy r diseased. con.
dit ion, is by means ofilstening to the respiration.
To those experienced in tali. pr nee it becomes
as plain an lnaex to the state of the kings, and la
as well known to the operator as are the Voices of
his most intimate acquaintances. , The belief that
long standing coughs, and diseases of the lungs
upon which they are dependent, 'are incurable,
are fast becoming obsolete. One great adyantage
to be gained from this advance in medical knowl
edge is tt e earlier application of those who be
come-afflicted With those diseases - is some one
competent to afford relief. - I'ho error which bad
taken hold of the publit mind in regard to the
cuntbilityof consumption, or rather non-curabil
ity, is fast becoming obliterated, and it Is well
that it should be so, not that persons should lose
that salutary fear which would make them anpty
fora timely remedy, but that all might be Indu
ced to use remedies while there !salty hope: It is
the delay in these cases that Ellis us with ap;
Prehension and alarm, for if every one would
make timely application of D. KEYSER'S
LUNE/ CURE In the beginning ofacold or cough,
few cases would go so far as to become irremedia
ble. . .
Sold at the Doctor's great 3ledlchte Store. No.
140 Wood btreet..,WlLL SHORTLY RIIIIOVZ
TC HIS NEW STORE. ,NO. 18 LlfillratTr
STREET, SECOND DOOR. 111031 ST-110111.. . •
Office lionrelrom 9 A. )a.. until 4i. lt., and from
7 to S at night:
k( 3 17.4.:1k 00_34;," lett tv, • 414
Wood and Sixth streets. on SUNDAY EVENING.
February 51st. IlubJect—TmeDELEGE.
CETURCH, (Railroad tcreet, near Depot.) Raw Bntattrox. Pa. k. CROW THEP., Pastor.
Preaching Evan? SABBATH. at /UN A. . and
7P. Y. Public cordially Invited. .
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entb street—Rev. SAMUEL LAIRD, Pastor.
Services TO-MORROW. (Sunday:) and regularly
hereafter, at 10,1 A:: X. and 7,ff Y. u. . Sunday
School at 9 11E.
• CHURCH, 11rrir AlWarr, between
Smithfield and GrAnt, strecis.
Pastor. Preaching Ey -a ux SABBATIX, at 10.30
A. 2i. ;and 7.30 P. ar. Free. seats and welcome to
all. Sunday School at 9A. r. and L 45 r. m.
Dray,' Pastor, meets statedly in NEVILLE.
HALL, corner of Liberty and Fourth streets.
Services every .Lord's Day at 105 E A.. Y. and Vi
P. N. The public are cordially Invited.
BISHOP SiktPoON will preach in ibis
Church, corner-of Penn and IL:ncock Streets. at,
1.014 o'clock, TO 2dOttitOW. Sabbath morning.
The annual collec , lon for the Superannuated
Preachers of the Pittsburgh Conference will be
taken up.
"RELIGIOUS.-First Chris
TIAN CHURCH; corner Beaver street
and Montgomery avenue, Allegheny City, J. , -
NEP It KING, Pastor. • Public worship T , 4310R
ROW, (Lord's Day.) at 10% A. X. and 7%
Seats Fuzz, and a cordial welcome to all.
eraI Synod.)Band Stmt. below Penn.ltev. T.H.
W. STUCEENBEitii. Pastor. ' Religions pervi-
Oct regulany on SABBATH hereaftcr., Sunday
Schaaf A. N. Preaching at 10% a• M. and
70( P,l. erayerateeting and Lecture Wednos
day evenings. Friends of the congregation and
public ars cordially invited.
for the Deming of JeAUS and the.promlses
made to Abraltant. Isaac and Jacoh, and•whose
hope la only In the Resurrection ' wl I bate EL—
DER J. 'WENDELL to declare this word unto
cock street, AIL sheny City. at 1U . 30 a. and
3 30 and 7:30 P. sr., and some evenings during
the week. The pabilc areinrlted. Beata free.
• AT EXCIip3_IOH HALL, (Allegheny City,)
. :; • . =my ASO and 934.
FlCketa for sale at the Drug !Stores 04 at the
Book and Knelt Stares.
ildr Matinee on ineeday, February Sad, at
SOi P. IL " • fe2.1:6,7
Foi, sale by bale or le enastity, at
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Opposite Union Depo
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ECOND LIST , . 1869, -APPLI..
era's 00lee, month of Februarr. VW% '
Michael . Ltapett. O. 9th ward. el. tshlrch...
O. D. • btra ward, Allegheny,
The License. Board uali 51t. r.r !marina thS
above aptnimulons on WEDNESDAY. the *4O
inst.. at 9 o'clock A. N. • • ••
fr2oieel JOHN G. BROWN, Clerk.
Bookseller, Stationer, Paper Dtaler,
Ana Blank Book Tffanufacturor.
oft:moan Eplvopal Block;)
N 0.129 k 4 mitlifield Street,
A tall assortmentof Law, Medical, Miscellan
ous. and game' Books constant yon hand. The
latest-stylee of .fancy Note Paper, Envelopes,
And ViaLli.g Cards in great variety. rivvra
BYLTING of a superior quality; also round
leather Belting of (Afferent sizes. A large stock
on hand at the lowest prices.
!AG an.itabl Nlxrq . Atreet.
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Real Estate Transfers.