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—Lilac bushes are in leaf at Boston.
—San Francisco has a few ripe cherries.
—Agrarianism is gaining ground in
—Brougham's theatre is said not to lbe
, —Hanover's former sovereign is wri
ting a book.
—Louisville has no,_public librari or
—iftaleigli - has a newspaper called the
—Soda fountains are beginning to flow
again in Savannah.
—Hans Andersen, after all, is not coin-
Ing, this year, to America.
—Offenbach has a new opera said to
be super-offenbachically wicked.
—A spring of refined petroleum has
been found in Smith county, Virginia.
- —Judy wants to know what's the dif
ference between an orchestra stall and a
—Thd scenery at Booth's theatre wont
'work by steam and the old hand style Is
-Newburyport is so troubled with ye
locipedes,that she says they are not at all
—A Buffalo cordwainer is making a
pair- of $2OO boots for presentation to
—The Pope is going to abolish Chasse
pots from his army and adopt something
more deadly. '
—A. piano has been shipped from New
HaTell to Japan; if it reaches there it
will be the fiist.
Wheateley, the renowned New
York theatriCsl manager, is said to be
dying of cancer.
—A Paris paper gives a ball to its new
subscribers if there should be a certain
number hy a certain time.
—The Arch Bishop of York thinks the
--Church of England would not _suffer, by
separation frorn the State.
' --Massachusetts has one Governor and
six ex-Governors still alive out of the
'fourteen she has had since 1520.
—A sleet storm in Angusta„ Me., last
Monday, killed or ruined most of the
shade trees in that pleasant northern town.
—Some Nitahville Germans talk of givz
ex.President Johnson a banquet and
• torchlight parade when he goes to Ten
—Miss. Kate Reignolds has brought the
"Shadow of a Crime" from Europe with
her, and will appear in it throughout the
—A fashionable Parisian has just re
turned from Egypt with a severe disease
of the eyes. Her frieiids call it a cata
ract of the Nile."
—Small-pox, hydrophobia, scarlet fe
ver, trichinae, etc., are among the pleas
ant .things going on in New York, San
Francisco and Cincinnati.
Abija Tian died the other day in
Westboro, Vt., from the effects of a fall
on the ice. This is the second case of the
kind at,that plae.p this winter.
—The colored folks
. of Washington it
is'saild are going to try and get up a ball
on inauguration day which shall be grand
er than that of the white folks. -
-A,farm-hand in Tilinois bound,
gagged and smothered to death the little
son of his einployer, so that he might
plunder the house at his leisure.
—A Connecticut farmer has kept a re
cord of his turkey-raising the past year,
and finds that 98 turkeys ate 110 bushels
of corn and netted him $220 profit.
—That mysteiions Alonzo Hawes comes
out in Prins again to say that the real son
of Mrs. L. H. Sigourney is alive and in
Vermont, and that he
_can prove it.
—A new fashion in stationery has been
introduced from Paris, where it has been
used several years—a letter sheet of fine
paper which folds so as to form its own
—Borer:3 for oil in Callasiel Parish,
La.,Tound a bed (may be a lake), of pure
sulphur, only 600 feet from the surface.
This is much nearer than most rumors
Itaire placed the deposit.
—Rudolph Count de St. Leon is now
once more in trouble for swindling a cu.
e., an innocent New York hack.
man. Can this man be the same as the
Count de Leon who years ago swindled
the • Economites ?
—Two young , men in Cincinnati shot a
cow 'the other night. They weren't sure
whether she was a highwayman or a mad
dog—both articles fearfully common in
that town-4hd shot and ran away only
to ficd the dead cow next day.
—"lf you had eightyyears to live,
how would you spend it so as to be per
t ictly happy here below?" asks a French
writer, and answers it himself: "The
. ihirty years as a pretty woman, thir
vMore as'a great general, and the rest
as a bishop." ". • -
The: people who , manage things at
Norwich, Coun., deserve a page in their
honer itillother Goose: The !Muses of
Noiwich are mostly of wood. The res
ervoir water in theistreets is shut off at
night and the fire eitglims are kept on one
side of the town and the horses for them
011 the other.
—Somebody now says that Dr. M'Cosh
never. played a game of whist in his life,
and never drinks wine except whorpro
priety demands it. Some one has lied re
cently about Dr. M'Cosh,' and it would
be curious to know whether it be the
man who says he does play cards and
drink, or the other one.
—An exchange says one lot of Hutch-
Insons are adfertised to warble their na
live wood-notes wild in Chicago, and an
other lot simultaneously in Minnesota.
Each is the only genuine lot. The Min
nesota songsters take oats, wheat and
corn for and comprise three
,Thitchinsona and one Hutchindanghter.
—How pleasant :it would be if insur
ance agents hero would follow the exam
ple of Messrs. Tillinghast and Hilt, of
Philadelphia, who have been advertising
ih the Telegraph one whole page per day.
A page of the GAZETTE covered• with a
single advertisement would be a neat and
not at all gaudy ornament to any man's
—Pretty soon some of our antiquarians
will contend that Bunker Hit battle is a
fiction. Already magazine, writers un
dertake to prove that Putnam wasn't
there, and if he was there he was cow
ardly and traitorous, and that former his
torians do not know where Warren fell
In-the course of a month or two it will be
denied that there is any monument to
commemorate the spot.
—On Thursday Cincinnati had another
mad 4og. This one bit a gentleman from
Kentucky and two other people, and was
then shot by a grocer. Prudent men in
the Queen City all carry weapons of de
fense now, as it is utterly uncertain ; at'
what precise motneut some mad dog,
rabid horse or hydrophobical man may
not swoop down upon you, bite a piece
out of you and insert this fearful epi
demic intn your own veins.
Van Nostrand's Engineering Magacine
for February expresses the chief material
want of the age in the following impres
The grand requirement of the' age is
cheap, abundant and multiform iron; iron
at such-low prices that constructors can
afford to substitute it for weaker and less
durable materials, and that all kinds of
construction for which iron or its nseful
allay, steel, are alone adapted, will be
greatly stimulated. We want iron floors
and fronts, iron bridges and sleepers, iron
hulls, piers and forts. and iron framing
and facing in general, instead of wood.
We want steel rails, tyres, wheels, shaft
ing, girders, tension rods, engines, tools
and machinery better to resist the wear
and strain heretofore inadequately borne
by iron. And in addition to these com
paratively new and vast applications of
iron and steel, we want a greater repro
duction of the constructions into which
they - enter—more steam engines and
boilers, more ships and railroads, more•
iron defences,. more agrienitural ma
chines, more plant and enginery of every
No one thing, not even cheaper caal or
cheaper baead, could 'promote - national
wealth ad progress so directly and rapidly
as cheaper iron, for its offices and func
tions are universal. It shapes, trans
ports, constitutes the physical construe,
Lions, and is itself the frame-work of our
new civilization. A greater production
of iron, even at increased prices, has
stimulated commercial and manufactur
ing enterprises. A vastly greater produc
tion at a quarter or half:the present cost
would set the world forward ,a century in
a decade. - •
"There is no other subject connected
with phy,sical science, of such present ab
sorbing interest, not only to the profes
sion, but to every pursuit associated with
.or depending upon engineering in its
widest sense. The rapid development of
new processes, and the promises and ex
pectations of schemers and experimenters
in iron and steel, are the town talk. And
certainly it is not, as it too often has been
in periods of excitement of new discov
eries, a talk. We are entitled to expect
immedi to results ofa character so marked
as to vl lbly better the condition of men
and natrns. Doubling the life of rail
road w y and machinery by the use of
steel, involves a saving of mpne7 that
must 1).34 universally felt. Reduang the
cost of rought iron in its almost infinite
forms, is a blessingas welt defined and im
portant as a succession of good harvests.
Rates of Travel.
In a single second a snail travels one
five-thousandth of a foot; a fiy, five feet;
a pedestrian, at ordinary gait, five and
three-tenths feet; a camel, six feet; an or
dinary breeze, ten feet; a running stream,
twelve feet; a trotting horse, tivelve feet;
a whale, twelve and three-tenths feet; a
fast-sailing ship, fourteeen feet; a rein
deer with sledge, twenty-five feet, a steam
engine, twenty-nine feet; a skater, thirty
six feet: an English race horse, forty
one feet; a tempest, fifty feet; a swiftly._
thrown stone, fifty feet; an eagle, ninety
five feet; a carrier-pigeon, four hundred
and eleven feet; a musket ball; one thou
sand five hundred and ninety-five feet; • a
twenty-five pound cannon ball, two
thousand two .hundred and ninety-nine
feet; a point of the earth on the equator,
two thousand four hundred and fifty-one
feet; the center of the earth around the
sun, four miles; a ray of sunlight, forty
one thousand feet.
Mn. W. H. Num, in his article on
the Revolution in Cuba, in "Lippincott's
Magazine," says: "This is apparently
not one of those ephemeral revolutions
so common to our southern countries,
which, like their tiro flies, illuminate but
a single night. Creole and Spaniard, al
though of one blood and a common an
cestry, are two sharply defined classes,
wit' no mutual interests, and conse.
quently there is not that interlocking by
marriage and social connections which
Aenerally makes the struggle between a
colony and the mother country so painful
'end compromise so easy. There is no
large and respectable- class of loyalists,
influenced by birth, position and wealth,
among the Cubans. •Fealty to the,home
government bas never been a trait devel
oped in the descrndants of the Spanish
conqnerotv, and Cuba offers no exception
to the historical rule."
IT is supposed that somefellow inven.
ted the velocipede as an improvement on
the treadmill. In both, the motive pow
er is the same—leg; but the velocipede is
a locomotive, while the treadmill IS a
stationary engine. The velocipede is,
however, only an ambulatory treadmill,-
thd , forced use of which would be about
the same as the constant tramping upon
a treadmill. As a means of lOcomotion,
it Will never be greatly used, for the.very
simple reason that few people care about
working their paggage.--Correspondent
Barbara Fritchle—Who Waved the Flag
• at Frederick!
By the setting of the sun on the eve of
the 6th of September, 862, a stranger
might have paused in thi
streets of Fred , .
ericksburg, Md., and asked what "change.
had came over the spirit of the city ?"
Not a flag vas to be seen; not a citizen up
on its streets; the pulse of business (never
very strong) had almost ceased to beat;
and as friend met friend, they whispered
with white lips of the approach of the
enemy. It was true. General Robert
Lee, at the head of the Confederate army,
was marching on Frederick, left in the
main with its women and children (I
speak of the loyal portion) to the mercy
of l a chivalrous enemy. General Stone
wall Jackson entered the city on Satur
ddy, the 6th of September, and General
Longstreet on the following Monday came
in with the remaining forces. So
far as I am informed, as good order pre
vailed as could be expected under the
Their sojourn was brief, kir the morn
ing .of the 10th raised the curtain, and
the scene presented was truly warlike.
Day dawned upon marching columns of
infantry, cavalry and - artille wending
their way to South Mountain d Antie
tam. Onward they pressed, presenting
little variety, excepting national flags
were tied in horses' tails, aa,nd trailed
through the streets as a ,aming to
Unionists of what might occur thereafter.
Seated at my door, I had been a silent
observer of the morning's pageant. It
may be well to state here, althriugh I had
not the acquaintance of a single Confed
erate soldier, save those who' bad been
my neighbors, the house wheie the U. S.
flag floated under more friendly auspices,
was known to many. Tl . continue:
Music was swelling, the sta i and bars
were waving, and as I gazed Upon brave
men enduring every degree of danger
and suffering for what they called their
rights, my reverie was interrupted by
the sudden halt of a subordinate officer
' before my door; who shouted at the top
of his voice, "G—d d—n the stars and
stripes to the dust, with all who advocate
them!" The hero was borne off by the
dense throng, but the insult admitted of no
second thought. The flag of my country,
sacred to the memory of my grandsires,
and to the bestmen of the Revolutionary
history, damned to'the dust? It was too
much! My httle daughter, who had been
enjoying her flaglet secretly, at this mo
ment came to the door, attracted by this
blasphemous salute, and, taking it from
her band, I held it firmly in my own, but
not a word was spoken. Soon a bright
spot in this motley mass was visible. A
splendid carriage, accompanied by ele
gantly mounted officers, evidently the
flower of the army, was approaching. As
they came near the house they caught the
glinipse of the tiny flag and exclaimed,
"See! see! the flag. the Stara and Stripes!"
and, with true. chivalry, hats were re
moved 'and courtesies were offered the
bearer, but not her standard. They had
advanced some paces when a halt was or
dered, and soon a lady—then Miss Mar
tha Sian, since, Mrs. James Arnold—of
Frederick, standing near with other la
dies of the neighborhood, admonished
me to fly with my colors. I did not fly,
I however, nor move, until an officer from
' the above named company rode up, and,
,directing his attention to me, I stepped
forward, and the following remarks were
Officer—Madam, give me your flag.
Answer—No, sir, you can't have it.
Officer—Give me your flag, to present
to General Lee.
Answer—General Lee carnal
Answer—l think it worthy
Officer— Po ur flag has been
Answer—Only by the cam
Officer (regarding me sten
down South, and we will ahoy
negro brigades equipped for
of the United States.
Answer—l 'am informed o
jec Here a brother officer warned him of
the value of time; and urged a return,
which was accordingly made. The Con
federate soldier said the office who asked
for the flag was General 11111.
I remained in the same position, rest
ing the staff of my flaglet on the tailing
of the porch, musing upon the incident
which bad just - transpired,, hen a sol
dier, who, it appeared, had eard the re
marks, stepped behind me, a d with his
bayonet, cut off my staff lose to my
hand. The report . reseinbled that of a
pistol, and turning about, I saw him tear
my flag into pieces and stamp them in
the dust. I pronounced this the act of 'a
coward, and again turned to view the
army. Among the Young ladies present,
but who died about the close of the war,
was Miss Mary Hopwood, daughter of
Mr. James Hopwood, well known as a
Union 'citizen of Frederick. Seeing my
flag cut down she drew a coneealed flag
let from her sleeve and supplied the place
of mine. In another instant the second
flag was cut down by the same man. As
soon as the information was conveyed to
the officers, one more advanced in years
than either of those already referred to,
came back to the spot and reproved. in
sharp language the man who cut down
my flags. MART A. QUANTRILL,
Washington, D. C. Feb. 9, 1869.
Dos PXATT tells a story of Painter, the
Washington correspondent who didn't
kno*,all about the Alaska business. He
says that Painter was slighted in the dis
tribution of tickets of admission to the
ceremony attending the funeral of Gen.
Baker at the white House, and that,,tind
ing a'coal-hole open, he effected a burgle.
rious entrance Op the back'stairs through
the kitchen and into the East Room just
as the'clergyman knelt in prayer. Down
went Painter on his knees, but with wide
open eyes, through which be saw the,roll
of, foolscap comprising, the funeral• sermon
sticking trom the clerical ••hat.. This he
secured while every head was bent in sol=
emn devotion, and made off with it, leav
ing the preacher 10 extemporize a lame
discourse and read the glowing periods
which he ought to have delivered, in the
columns of a distant newspaper after a
day or two.
REsotracr.s or Aptints..—As might
have been expected from, similar expert
antes elsewhere, the more we learn of
Alaska the more valuable do we find it as
regards its material resources. The ear
lier indication of beds of coal have, dur
ing the past year. been follewed up with
therdiscovery of richer deposits than ex-
ist 'anywhere on the west coast. The
latest announcement is that of lakes of
petroleum in the northern part of the
country, specimens of which, dipped out
in a tin cup, andlpoured into tin bottles,
are on their way to Washington.
MONDAY. FEBRUARY 22, 1869.
M ~Y a t~l ~y ~i;7-r i, N
NO 0 Ha HE RADE WHEN .ARTESKiIIt
TEETH ARE ORDERED,
• • A. BULL SET POE SC
T DR: SCOTT'S.
Alm PENN STREET, ID 000 E ABOVE HA-ND
ALL WORK WARRANTED. CALL AND El
AMINE SPECIXENS OF GENDINIC VIILCAA
WELDIc/N & KELLY, •
Itanallsitni•ers snit Wholesale Dealer 4 in
Lamps, . Lanterns, Cband.,liers,
AND LAMP COODS
Also, CARBON AND LUBRICATING OILS,
N 0.147 Wood Street.
ae9:lt= Between sth and 6th Avenues
FRUIT CAN TOPS.
We are now prepared to supply
-and the Trade with our Patent
FRUIT CAN TOP.
It is PERFECT, SIMPLE and CHEAP.
Baying the names of the vartuus fruits
Stamped uptm the Cover. radiating frum
the center, and an index or pointer
stamped upon the Top of the can. Ills
clearly, dietluctly and Ph,RMANENT
LY LABELED by merely placing the
name of the fruit the can contains op
posite the pointer and sealing In the
No preserver of fruit or good
HOUSEKEEPER win use any other after
once seeing it.
Send 25 cents for sample.
COLLINS ilk WEIGHT,
. - 139 Second - avenue, Pittsburgh.
PIANOS. ORGANS, &O.
BEI7 , I I °E.'"ANDI I ).,A2. CHEAI-
Schomocker's Gold Medal Piano,
AND ESTEY'S COTTAGE ORGAN.
The SCHUMACHER PIANO combines all the
latest valuable Improvements known in the oon
'traction of a first class instrument. and has al
ways been awarded the big hest premium ex
hibited. Its tone Is full. sonorous and sweet. Tne
workmanship. for durability and beauty, surpass
all others. Prices from S SU to $l5O. (according
to style and finish.) cheaper than all other so
called first class Piano.
ZSTEVS COTTAOR ORGAN
Stands at the head of all reed instruments. in
producing the most perfect pipequality of tone
of any similar Instrument in the United States.
It is simple and compact In construction, and
not liable to wet out of order.
CARPENTER'U PATENT" VOX HUMANA
TRP.MOLO" is only to be found in this Orgar .
Price from 1.100 to 0350. All guaranteed for - nye
BARB. KNAKE & BIIETILER,
PIANOS AND ORGANS-1n en
tire ram stork of
KNABE , B UNRIVALLED PIANOS;
HAINKS BROS., PIANOS:
PRINCE lc CO'S ORGANS AND MELODE
ONS Azid TREAT, LINSLEY at CO'S ORGANS
43 rtfth &Tonne. Sole Agent
t have my
.W7g m" FT‘ ' FW . T:MrMTI
At Very Low Prices.
Gray & Logan,
47 ST. CLAIR STREET,
lof a better
!Mate Cutter with W. Efeaptnheidea
No. 53 Smithfield Street,Plttaburgh.
NEW FALL GOODS.
A splendid new stone of
lust received by HENRY 31EYER.
1e14: Merchant Tall°4l3 Smithfield street.
GLASS. CHI*A. CUTLERY.
100 WOOD STREET.
NEW GOODS. -
BOHEMIAN AND CHINA.
- . DINNE,R SETS,
SACKING BETE. GIFT CUPS,
A large stock of
SILVER PLATED GOODS
of all deocriptlons.
fe t e l l a l l i l aitstlern l O n g: ge . cl bAllte ir cl e .
R. E. BREED az CO.
100 WOOD STREET.
A LARGE ABSORTMIST OF NEW
TROSPAAENT & opmetz SHADES;
At , 107 KarlOt :Stieet.
PEAR RIFTS AVENUE.,
Jos.* MIGHBIB &' BRO.
'W. P. 19
Hal remoyed Loom
NO; 101 L
a few doors above
No. 19 ST. CLAIR STREET.
ER - REMOVAL;
TORE IN ANEW PLACE;
WOOD STREET to -
CARPETS AND OIL CLOTHS
TOE LARGEST ASSORITENTI
In the City ()
AT THE I
A GOOD / 1 4
:25 Cents a Yard. d
No. 0 3 Fifth Avenue.
51 51 51
51 Fifth Ave - nue,
Js aS ABOVE.WOOD STREET.
MRARLAND ct, COLLMS I
WILL CONTINUE THEIR
ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE -
, TWO WEEKS - LONGER.
Greater 33argaina than Ever
Will be Offered to Cloee Out
Special Lines of Goods, at
71 and 78 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor.
aENDERSON J. & BROTHERS,
21136 Liberty street, Dealers In Drugs,
nts suilratent Medicines. • 1a5.29
W. lIIACKEOWN & -BRO.,
A.l.cfro it.A.NOI , Ac mazes OP
MOVED TO NO. 105 LIBERTY BMW,
m lir n hp i t e rala r fAtd . , Mass . and Glaaswardtr
QIINGERLY& CLEIS, Successors
to Gro. F. ScuoctotAx & CO..
The only Steamj.ithegraphia Erablishrient
lne: 2 3 lVill e" Vti r i d 4 Wir t
Diplomas. Portratts k views, ilerueeates of De.
Dintatiovi • csrld, it.. Noe. TN and
Third sines. Tittsbnrgh.
lDr PECK,' 011NAllitiTAL
HAIR ORIARN AND 'PERFUMER. No.
Third Street. tear tiralthilebl. Pittsburgh..
Altreast bend, ad uegal assortment •et Li.
diva I ekBAX . CURLS, _
WIRIER OMER ALPS.' 'WARD CRAIN%
BRACELETS. io. Ars sood Price hi cash
will be Oren to RAW HAIR. , •
Ladles' and Geuthimeros Mils' Cutting dohs
in the neatest remitter. • +moms
• _ .
FRUIT HOUSE ASSOCIATION BUTLDINGS,
Noe, .1 and '4 St. Clair ,Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Special attention given to the designing and
building et COURT- NOIISZS and PUSI,I
A VERY LARGE STOOK,
IN GOOD - STYLE&
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THEMOBE F. PIatILIPS,I
87 ALIBILET 82'REET.
°ARIL McCA2CDtESS & CO., 1 1
(Late Wilcox'. Carr & C 0..)
- WHOLEAALIE DEALZEB fl
Foteign and Domestic Diy
• No. 94 WOOD STEM% •
Third door above Diamond xney. •
PEARL MILL FAMILY tiounlr- - 4
PEARL KILL Three Stu green Brand, equal 9 - f .
FRENCH FAMILY FLOUR-:
This Flour will only oe sent tnit when esise-.
rzszu. MILL BLVL nusisn.
Eqn..l to best ht. Louis.
PEARL RILL BEDESAISE, • ,"
Equal to best Ohio Wu. -4
WRITE CORN FLOUR AND CORN MEAL.
R. T. ICEIN4IIIrt a l ma,
Allenheny. Sept. 9.1866..:Wm.
And etilioltor of Patents. o Y;
• • •:
(Late of P. - P. W. is C. Balloray.).
effleev. 24 o. 79 PRDEBAIi STREET_
1 4: I F NI* Stairs.- P. O. Box 50, •• ALLIGHENr
MACHINERY, of all descriptiotia j Aesived., , -1-
BLAST PURNADE and. BULIMIC+ .19:114;', , .
'DRAW tfiefi furnished. Particular attentlC - :
paid to desiping cOLLIRRY LQDONOTIVEI
ateuts_comadeatiany solicited. Mfr. AA svitri: L .l,
G - DRAWING CLAt.9 form elhailles -
ILDIffit3DAY wrfiFlT. ; woloOlkg-
:WEIGIM AND PdIIIASI7RO,
eaier of Weights anti
No. $ 701nyat
Between Liberty taad Pony 'treats:
Aryl PM promptly, attkno.4 to
Fl:plazieyv;xinri) - 43WW
f[AltTriLllN St: Letlig, - No.
Smithfield titrect, Rile Ilfannlketurere„-
arret , s Pait'Cleeneut and °ravel Booting. tend lbr sale. .