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WE PETT on the inside pages of
tau morning's 9 eZETTE—Second page:
.Ephemeris, Miscellany of Instructive
.Reading Matter. Third and Sixth pages:
'Financial, Commercial, Markets and
ports, Rieer Nem. Seventh page: Letter
from Nete , ,Brighton, Clippings, Amuse-
U. S. BONDS at .Flankfort.
PETROLEUM 'at Antwerp,
Qom closed in Nei York on Saturday
THE first use of raw bituminous coal
in a blast-furnace, is said to have been at
the "Clay" furnace in Mercer county,
Pennsylvania, in July, 1841 The coal
used is known' in that region as the
"block" coal, and was mingled with
cannel. The first use of Lake Superior
Iron ores was at the same furnace in 1854.
STIMIILATED by the wise example of
our own Co mmonwealth, the people of
Ohio are moving for the establishment of
homes for soldiers' orphans in their own
State. Ohio is not often behind, either
in good words or works, and she will be
likely to respond to this appeal, to her
tardy sense of justice to her dead sons
and living children of the blue.
TELE PARA G UAYAN Watt has been so
often`"ended"—and' resumed again by
the next mail--that we may hesitate to be
lieve in its absolute termination now.
Yet such is the natural inference from the
latest advices, the Allies having occupied
and possessed the Paraguayan Capital,
and the Dictator himself reported as a
refugee either in the Bolivian territory,
beyond the Cordilleras, or on board An
American war-ship. Let us hope that he remain thus finally disposed of!
Tam NEW CONGRESS will, it is hoped,
lose no time in taking order for the
needful census of the Republic. The
importance of such early action as will
anticipate the elections to the. XLIId
Congress seems to be already compre
hended, and will be shown in a still
clearer light when the XLlst House shall
be organized two weeks hence.
Under the new census, the Western
States will be gainers by their white pop
ulation and the Southern in the addition
of the colored vote. In the Middle and
Eastern States,- there will be a corres
ponding loss of represented strength,
which will prompt an effort to enlarge
the total membership of the House. The
country, which deplores the incon—
venience and positive detriment resulting
from an already too large number of
members, will not look upon that idea
with any general favor. -
Txz SBNATE Committee on Foreign
• Affairs propose to smother the Alabama
treaty—and will probably sucoeed in their ,
aim. Yet the country would like to
know the specific objections which were
made, in order that another treaty may be
more acceptably negotiated. In recom
mending the rejection of the treaty,
• instead of following the usual practice of
sending it to the table, the Senate has not
done wisely. Its own body will be re
constituted, within ten days, by the !urn
, Edon of new members fresh from the
people, and the new Senate, which is to
remain fo two years unchanged, should
have had a voice
one .of bliin the matter, as
great pu blic concern with which
' it must finall l y deal. Moreover, it was
demanded by international courtesy that
the usual custom of the Senate should
have been adhered to—not departed from
so invidioutily as in this case.
If the Coinmittee shall report at all to
, the Senate, fierhaps the country, in being
acquainted with the reasons for thii action,
will be at last able to learn precisely what
sort of satisfaction from England is to be
regarded as More acceptable than the mere
money payment of her just obligations.
THE TENURE omotempE
Unless . the Senate shall pass the origi
nal House bill, entirely repealing the
present law, the session will close with
out its amendtdcnt in any important par
ticular. It hai4been well understood that
an unconditional repeal, would receive
- the Executive approval; it is equally well
known that any merely amendatory bill
would be vetoed. The adjournment of
- to the Secti nate
Saturday, without ani defin
aon whatever, leaves it now in the
power of the Executive to "pocket" an
amendment—under his constitutional
right to retain it for his
• ration, which would overlap the remnant
of this session.
This state of the case was known to
`Senators, a majority of whom must have
been governed accordingly. One is at a loss
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MONDAY., FEBRUARY 22. 1869
If we understand public opinion in this
city, its demand is, Snit of all, for the
adoption of the needful 'Measures to
cure an abundant supply of pure water
for the present and raPidly increasing
wants of our population The impurity
of the preset supply, and the imperfec
tion of the p sent machinery, are cur
rently known all of us. The health of
our people, an the 'safety of their prop
erty, alike de d the "
largest and surest
precautions, a" rist detriment to the
one, or such cal mities for the other, as
that *hick swept way, some years ago,
millions of dollars which our people bad
earned by the barde t labor. We need not
argue this Water-qu Rion; it was argued
and settled here near y tienty-fouryears
ago next April. No ne as* any more of
that soft of light on is iner; s ts. We re
peat then, and do not ear' c ntradiction,
that this Water-questi n is far beyond all
others the question fir t requiring the at
tention of our Councils. It is, moreover,
theonly question of the three upon which
cQdncils may count with entire
con;ience upon a cordial public
sup rt in JAI* prompt adoption of the
to infer either their canclusion to concur largest and moat comprehensive policy.
in the absolute repeal, or their disposition, The tax - payers of the city are ready for
in amending the law, to leave the respon- the most thorough revision of existing
sibility with the Rouse or the Executive. ar rangements, and for whatever expendi-,
Either hyPothesis), may be entertained, ture, be it more or less, which shall en
upon a close observation of the utter- sure the public health and safety for at
antes of Senators in the course of Satur- least two generations o cornet. '
day's, debate. We incline, however, to
anticipate an amendment of the Eiouse
bill, releasing the Cr binet officers from
the operations of. the law as it stands, and 1
The questions rely lye to our fire de
partment come next in pressing upon
public attention. This journal heartily
concurs in the This
sentiment in favor
that this will fail to secure the concur- o f the adoption of the paid system. Nor
rents of both the Muse and the Execu
do we propose to argue its relative merits,
in preference to the present volunteer
five, and that the matter will thus go over
to the next Congress.
organization. Our present desire is to
urge upon Councils the duty of consid
' ering their action well, and of defer
ring immediate decision, unless they
are altogether satisfied as to e
facts of detail bearing upon the
tion, and that .their action will be,
in every respect, such as the public can
approve. We cannot believe, for exam
ple, that Councils are ready to invade pri
vaterights b confiscating. theproperty
of any portion of the present depart
ment. are led to doubt whether the
merits actually involved In this and oth
er details of the question are fully under
stood. We doubt, for other reasons, the
wisdom of forcing a decision upon all
the points involved to-day. Why not go
easy, gentlemen, and let us all have a lit
posed mo change ?re _light on the details of the pro-
We want a Public Park. We want it
for to-day, and for our great lefty of the
future—and for the coming generations,
ours must make the wise provision. But,
with a deficiency of $40,000 in our last
year's a ppropriations, and another of net .
less than $lOO,OOO staring us inc the face
for the year now current, it is impera
tively needful that every expenditure
should, be limited to our actual ne
cessities, and that we incur no other
charge which may b 4 deferred to
an easier period compatibly with
those imperative claims which must
not be disregarded. We do-not believe
it to be wise to embarkin this matter of
the Park, until the Water-question has
been finally settled, and the tax-payers
shall acquiesce in the burdens to be as
sumed thereunder. *n
Let us go easy, undertake no more than
we can comfortably pay for, and carry an
approving public sentiment with us.
THE SUFFRAGE ABIENDMENTS.
The House, on Saturday, re -amended
Senate amendments to.the new X%9j
Constitutional Article on suffrage, by in
serting a prohihition of any exclusion
therefrom by reason
,of "nativity, prop
erty or creed" It was in this precise
shape that the,Senate, at one point of its
discussion, agreed upon it, by a vote of
40 to 16, and the present amendment by
the Holm is therefore fairly certain-of
concurrence in the other body.
Thellouse yielded its objections to the
clause - giving an
.equal right to hold
office, In view of the inflexible op
of Southern Senitors to that limit positionation
upon the constitutional privileges of a
million of their constituents. This clause
is, however, regarded as likely to be very
objectionable to some of the Western
Legislatures, and may result in a pro
tracted delay of its ratification.
As the article now stands, It admits of
an educational -qualification; if passed in
that shape It may disarm opposition in
We hope to see this Important question
disposed of this week, and feel confident
that it, will be done. The concurrent
resolution does not need the Executive
approval, Congress adopting it by. a two
thirds vote and directing the Secretary
of Mate to certify it to the State
authorities. In this regard, the same
course will be taken as that which
the-XlVth Amendment followed. That
Bth passed by the Senate June
, and by the House June 13th,
1866; on the:lBth, another jointtresolution
directed the' transmission to the States.
On tile 22d of the same month, the Presi
dent informed Congress that the Secrets
ry,-considering the order as purely minis
terial, had complied with its terms. Mi..
Mr. Jolmsozz, in that message, renewed
hid protest against the right of Congress
to submit any Amendment without the
Executive approval—and may repeat the
protest now if he has no better use for
his remaining brief tenure•of-office.
The Pittsburgh Councils meet this
afternoon, as it seems to be understood,
for the especial purpose of co
three propositions of the highesnsidering
pal importance. These propositions are—
-Ist. The e stablishment.of a Water Com
mission, to which shall be committed the
charge of all that relates - to the supply of
water for the city.
2d. The substitution of a Paid organ
ization for the present Volunteer Fire De
partment of the city.
3d. The final committal of the city to
the construction of a Public Park.
We name these propositions in the
order in which very many of our citizens
are of opinion that they should be con
sidered. Each of these involves a large
expenditure and, in the case of the Park
and the Water Supply, the aggregate out.- 1
lay must, eventually, swell to hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
Are Councils quite sure that the citi
zens of Pittsburgh are prepared by long
and exhaustive . discussion, and by their
general conviction of needs not other.
wise to be supplied—to sustain their
mnnicipal authorities in committing the
tax-payers, at this moment and Simulta
neously, to all these expensive projects ?
Is it not possible that Councils are mov
ing, in the premises, somewhat in advance
of public sentiment, and that a premature
engagement in undertakings, two of
such magnitude, may result in such
popular dissatisfaction as will be
certain to have embarrassing conse
quences? Is there no force in the sug
gestion that Councils are undertaking too
much at once and that, for the better at
tainment, ultimately, of the laghly de
sliable objects now aimed at, the Wiser
part will be to hasten slowly, closing but
oneaffalr at a time, 1 and then proceeding to
PITTSBURG-R. GAZEIIE: MONPAY, FEBRUARY :22, 1866.
.HE PATHI 0 THE EAsT.
The expectation has been widely in
dulged that, the trade between China and
India, on the one part, and the United
States on the, other, would be draw*
across the continent upon the com
pletion of the railway line between
Omaha and Sacramento; nay, it has even
been conjectured that the traffic between
China and India and most of the Euro
pean nations worild take the same direc
tion. To men at all familiar with the
facts upon which a sound judgment in
the premises could alone, be founded,
these conceptions have always been ex
travagant and unreal. That travel will
naturally take the most expeditiousroute,
unless the increased expense shall clearly
outweigh the saving of time, which can
seldom be the case, is obvious enough.
A demonstration is furnished on the Hud
son river, whose unmatched magnificence
has not not availed to retain even a con
siderable portion of travellers on the
steam boats t which ply between New
York and Albany. Notwithstandingthe
dust and clatter, and greater cost, the cars
are preferred because the transit can be
made in less time by means of them than
by the boats. So, between Buffalo and
Chicago rail competes successfully with
water for the transportation of persons,
the timegained more than compensating
for the increased outlay of money. Oar
own Monongahela levee is not what it
was, comparatively, before the introduc
tion of railways, and never will be again.
Travel and merchandise occupying little
bulk in proportion to value, will take the
cars, time in both cases overbalancing
the cheapness of water freights. But, it
has been well understood by Individuals
possessing the means of forming a reit.
able judgment, that the mass of freight,
upon thesompletion of the railway, would
go by water, even if the voyage should
continue to be, as atpresent, around Cape
'Horn, the interest on investments, and
the' risks of the markets not equalling
the additional cost of railway transpor
The negotiation by Mr. Cusurrio, in
behalf of the United States, of a treaty,
with the government of Bogota, convey
ing the right to construct a ship canal
across the Isthmui of Darien, serves to
illustrate this suoject, as, also, to reduce
the value, predicated, upon intercommu
nication between Asia and .Europe, or
even Asia and America, of the Pacific
That this treaty will be ratified, there
can be no doubt, judging from such re
ports of its terms as have already trans
onArifth In4vreNnue .17nable lady ref
pired; though we trust the government
will not attempt the work itself, but en- discovered, on gLingetwo h Y er ork ei re(
ed at half a million or thereabout
trust it ton company, under proper regu. dress for a plrty, that her (nam e ond
s, which will, of course, exclude
a al i d a , r and hi
the Idea of •a Treasury subvention. Nor disappeared She g ° 4l safe
can there be any reasonable doubt of the commended the
dollars was adyertised for the ret
iii ho re us
completion of the canal, by unassisted and no questions asked. Five g 1
r o e t : brilliants the next day
private enterprise, long before the expira
tion of the fifteen years specified for that
would be deliv
purpose. Such an increase of material at such at fuchaa the next
lady sent.for a professional diamond
wealth has been experienced in this coon . the lady and her husband inthe P o rea nly ea .
try during the last quarter of a century,
that that many undertakings which would gertbt7 test ' the atones, but Instead
in earlier times have surpassed private noti:upetfirgairdelting_ 6.0 1 1 447/ e l cam°
the stones would now be retnrned g o
resources, fall now clearly Within their, the honor of the thief, andac!,:tfafaltat
compass. This canal is one of sued.
Whek finished it will shorten by more a servant Was sent the next day, and t
in a vacant lot near Central Park. Th
than one-half the voyage between China diamonds returned.
or India, and New . York or Liverpool.
Whatever may be the fate of the Suez
Canal, upon .which the Preach have based
great calculations, it is clear that a canal
opened through the Panama route will
present incomparable advantages, and
prove the favorite avenue of communica
tion between the Eastern and Western
nations. If passengers are sure to go by
rail, merchandise will as certainly take
This does not preclude the idea that
the population of the American Conti
nent, to a certain distance from the Pa
ciflc coast, Will be supplied with India
and China goods by Way of San Fran
ciseq. What that distance will be, must
depend on a computation of the cost of
transportation by the two routes, when
both shall be open. It is reasonable to
conclude, in advance, that the tide of sup.
plies will come by rail across the Conti
nent, at least half way, or say, as far as
Chicago; though it is possible that the
amount and rates of back freights may
materially vary that conclusion.
Upon the completion of this canal,
which cannot be deferred for many
years, the relative importance of the Pa
cific-railways, one and all, will be dimin
ished. So far as their consequence has
been predicated upon the trade with Chi
na and India, it will pretty much disap.
pear. The oceanic highways will retain
their natural pre-eminence. But there
will be still enough for all the trunk lines
of railway that have been projected so far,
or'are likely to be built either by private
means or governmental aid: The Conti
nent will not only be spanned by many
roads, but will be bisected by as many
more, and all in the natural order of de
velopment, even though the speculators
shall be denied the enormous gains which
now inflame their \ cupidity, and incite
them to enterprise, Which surpass for
grandeur of conception and boldness of
execution all that the world has
HE Ror AND ITs teRIUIT.
The Report of the Chaplain of the Ohio
Penitentiary, for 1868, displays facts of
great interest, showing the direct eounec
tions between rime and its antecedents
Ignorance, in emperance and pareptal
neglect. The second of,the annexed par.
agraplis conveys the most eloquent of
lessons to the parental and the public
authority. This Ohio Report, which
might be substsntially duplicated at any
of our own Penitentaries, gives these
Of the 371 convicts received, 368 were
males and d females. Ten were 16" years
of age or under; 95 were 21 years of age
and uncter,anti 269 were over 21 years
of age; 121 were born in Ohio, 155 were
natives of other States, and 98 were for
eigners. 276 of the convictions were for
property, 65 for crimes
ainst the person, 12 for counterfeiting,
2 for perjury, 11 for forgery. 3 for fraud,
I for ballor•stutfing, and 4 for military
crimes. Of the convicts receive 3 ap
.Deared for the fourth, 6 for the thi ci, and
14 for the second time. Both par nts of
112 of the prisoners are living; th ' fath
ers only of 61, and the mothers nly of
68, are living, and 104 are full or hens.
personal history of the victs
home before the that 88 ran away from
left home y were 21 years old; 94
the consent o before f
21 years of age with
their parents, and 30 .
never had homes; 5 attended Sabbath
school regularly until 18 years old; 250
attended irregularly, and 129 never at
tended; 131 were temperate men; 108 -in
temperate, and 135 moderate drinkers;
134 were 'married, and 89 had children;
86 alleged i ntemperance as the cause of
- their crime; 131, bad company, and 44
other causes. Only 9 possessed good edu
cations; 86 could barely read • and write;
47 could barely read, and 43 had no edg
cation whatever; 198 had been members
of the Union army, and 5,0 f the Confed
erate army. Of these 191 were honorably
discharged; imd 7 were deserters.
RAIL AY HATTERS.
/ The Director. of the Fort Wayne road
have filed, with the Secretary , of State of
Ohio, their certificate of acceptance of
the recent legialation of Pennsylvania,
providing for a classification of the Board.
The Cleveland and plttsburgh road has
gone into the hands of its old managers,
under a dissolution of the injunction at
Cleveland, and a "satisfactory" arrange
ment between an parties. A Cleveland
ca rnal says, oil the local feeling there, .
1 I ,
Recent events have greatly altered the
general opinion l in regard t Erie
management and, its control o
of the C. &R, and the very common indignation
at the unexpected revolution in the man
agement of the road has subsided re.
markably. The Broad Gauge party has
an friends here,
,while the advaniages the city has de.
rived from it ha e been looked into a
The Marietta & Pittsburgh Railway
Company Votes to accept the proposition
of a "responsible company" to build and
equip the road from Marietta to Caldwell,
in Noble county, within eighteen months,
in consideration, per mile, of $5,000 in
cash, $B,OOO 'Att bonds and $4,000 in
stock, and of a twenty•five years' lease
after the completion.
The President and his family cate the White House on the 3d of March ,
and will probably leave Washington on
the sth of that month.
It is announced by the friends of the
present President, that if the Senate per
sists in refusing to recognize him, b de
clining to act upon his business, he y
everything die, as his nominations are let
The House Committee on Roads and
Canals to-day examined the well-known
bridge engineer, Roebling, who gave his
opinion that there was no difficulty in
constructing spans was no
.There is a powerful combination at
work to secure the (appointment as Post
master General of some one who will
cover up the frauds in the Postoffice De
partment, and keep the present Postoffice
ring in theirplaces.
A duel was fought on Friday, near Bla
densbnrg, between a Judge Harrison, of
West Virginia, and an ex -rebel officer,
name not learned. The latter was wound
ed at the first fire, and then secretly re
moved by his friends. No arrests.
The President has decided to pardon
Spangler and Arnold, the two remaining
assassination conspirators, confined at the
Dr 3 Tortugas.
The tax bill. which passed the House,
repeals the pro Vision of the old law al
lowing street railway and ferry compan
ies to charge an additional cent to cover
the Government tax of one -sixth of a cent
on each passenger.
Resolutions have been forwarded to
Congress, from the convention lately held
in Texas, looking to a division of that
State, which the convention believes es
sential to the well being of the people (at
least of one section) and the establishment
of law and order. There is no prospect
of anything being done by the present
Cone,reffs, but an early consideration will
be given to the matter the next session.
Great satisfaction is expressed on all
sides at the liberal nature of the treaty
just concluded with the Colombian gov
ernment for the construction of the Da
riau ship canal. General Grant is known
to be greatly interested in the enterprise.
Every movement to bring us into closer
connection with our Asiatic neighbors it
is certain will receive the cordial support
of the new Administration. The Presi
dent elect regards the world's balance of
power as more likely to be, adjusted on
the Pacific Ocean than on the Atlantic or
in the Mediterranean, as has hitherto been
The Special Committee to make pro
visioiffor the taking of the next census,
held a special meeting to-day, General
Garfield presiding. Numerous plans and
suggestions were discussed, but no defi
nite action was reached. , A compilation
of the various State census is being pre
pared, and will be submitted to the Com
to unanimous desire of the app Comear
mittee that the new census should be
completed in time to make the new ap
portionment for members of the House of
Representatives in time for the election
to occur in the fall of 1870, for the Forty
second Congress. The proposition to
arrange the apportionment in order that
the number of Representatives may be
increased to three hundred, was favorably
The inauguiation ball promises to be a
magnificent 'affair. The Treasury build
ing is solid, roomy, well ventilated, pleas
antly warmed, full of broad halls and
corridors, provided with a commodious
stairway, and admirably adapted for the
purpose. On the third and fourth floors
will be located the retiring'and reception '
rooms for the general public, and on the
second floor two elegant suites of parlors
for the a ccommodation of the President
and Vice President elect. The splendid
cash room, to be used for d'incing, is lar
ger than any of the others, and the ceil
ing is much higher, the height Of the
room including the combined height of
the first and second stories. The walls
are faced with variegated marbles, the
general finieh being composed of two•or
ders of architecture, the Corinthian and
Composite, separated on a line with the
second floor by a bronze balcony. Each
order is mounted on a stylobate of varie
gated marbles. The facing of the walls
is of yellow Sienna marble, with panels
of Bardiglio. The ceiling is laid
off in oblong and square panels
of white, bordered with gilt cor
nices. and the heavy cornice of the wall
is also richly gilded. The room will be
lighted by three large and magnificent
bronze chandeliers, the centre one con
taining forty-two burners, and the two
end ones thirty-six burnerspach, malting
in all one hundred and fourteen burners,
shaded by a ground-glass globe!
The floor will be covered by a smooth
board floor, and the music will be placed
in the balcony at the east end of the room.
This front of the building will be hand
somely decorated and brilliantly lflumi
nated, and the blaze of light, together
with the music
to from four excellent bands,
the fine view be had of the dancers as
they whirl past the broad windows, the
vast assemblage of carriages in theadja
cent streets, and the general cment,
will attract a much larger white outside
of the building than there will be 'within.
The refreshment and'supper department
will be in the basement A room of am
ple proportiops is set apart for the supper
tables, and several smaller rooms, one for
fedi, confections and mild beverages for
the refreshment of the ladies, and two for
such refreshtnents as are more generally
sought after by the sterner sex.
—Dispatches from JeffersOn City, hfis- -TH.P. SOUND OP TIIR LUNGS. 1 '
soul% say the inv entigation of f One ot the most accurate ways of determining
whether the-barna ar.• irt a Im•sittly or diseased
of the the y Pacific Railroad is de
cidedly-in favor of the Company. Tho anion, le by means ti • 'stetting to the respiration.
report of the Commission will be present. To those experlencerri .., Oils praetic e It becomes
ed in a day or two. It shows that nosily so matt animus to the te of the lungs, and Is
half a million has been expended in eon- ea well !town to aim eeer..tx eas ere the yokes of .
struotion; that the Company have drawn -hl'hulou...tleu, teaotssintant7s. Tbe belief that
long stabliding a' and (theaters of use lungs
on the State Treasurer. for .150,000 less'
than the amount they are entitled tor upon whiat ('•
&I' kseatables :-
that contracts have been made for ties are bud hooo tuout 0 0ft: 17 47. oil
sufficient to carry them Alt_ y miles weak (to be rained from this alvance In toed! owl- ;
edge s ite earlier applicatio n of toet who be.
of Springfield, and for roiling stock to
two Mete d With those dieiwe's same one
the amount of 1 18 1,600, to be delivered
before July next; over three thousand competent to word relief. ahe error which had
tons °trans are now enroute to s t. Louis, taken' hold of the public mind In regard to the
eurabilltyotcossuruption, or rather tionnurabll-
and arrangements have been made Zpr
twenty-Ave hundred tons more. It was icy, to fast hrPozolnK obliterated; Illid IS is well t _
also shown as an evidence hf , the good t hat It sh aalti he so, not that persona should love
that salutary tear which would make them apply' . 1 . .
faith of theiCompany, that theyhavepaid
tors tline'y remedy, but that all mien be lade-
off the old- Fremont claims, amounting
to i/05,000. while the law only required (fed to use eeteedloa while there tinny hope. lila .
them to pay 110,000.
the data In these cases that tills us with ap : ' ._
brehension and. ulann, for If every one would - -'
. —A. Salt Lake dispatch of the 20th make timely indication of DR. ILEYsF.Nis
itiSt. , says John M. Gamble, District LUNG oUttlt in the beginning ofacold or conga. .; .-
Superintendent * of the Western Union few cases would go B OWLS to become irremedia- ''.'
Telegraph Line, and for many Years
connected with the ornia State tele- Sold at the Doctor's great Medicine Store. NO.
graph lines, died lea f n day previous at 1 40 Wood street. WILL sIIORTLY REMOVE
Shell Crs_ek, Nevada, after a short illness. A' Ha NEW nous% so. te LIBERTY'
STRE, SECOND DOOR PROM sr main.
—The Chicago Lake Front and Harbor R.
-8111t8Eit'S RESIDENT OFFICE FOR
bill passed the Illinois Rouse of Assem- LI7NO EUMINATIONti AND TIIR " . ...aSia-
biy. on Soturday, by a vote of 62 to 20. autyro, onsTINA.TE clinosto IIEXSEd.
It cedes the propertysubmerged by Lake No. no PENN STREET. P/TToBURon. PA.
dichigan, one mile wide and three miles Wilco noun rrOln 9J. at. MU 4 .r. a., and from
long, to the Illinois Central Railroad. 7toB at night.
—One of the Oriental Powder Com
pany's mills in Graham, Me., blew up
on Saturday. A man namedShailea was
—Governor Geary bag reviled 'Gerald
Eaton, sentenced to be hung on the 15th
inst., but has not yet determined for
—A rain at St Lonis Saturday night
turned to sleet anday morning, and - it
grew colder dung the day and froze
smartly last nigh .
--A dispatch om Omaha notices a
sudden change i the weather, with a
northwest windit d the mercury at ten
degrees above ze and sinking.
—The Comtuitt of Nine have post
pone t aasem Hug of the Virginia
Stat Convention until Congress shall
have acted on the irginia bill.
—Pirashington's fi rth day will be cele-
braced to-day, at S Louis, with a parade
of the police, fire d par
bars and vari
ous civic societies, embers of the City
Government, dc, s,
—The soap and candle factory of Philip
Decker, at Evansville, Indiana, was to
tally destroyed by Sunday mbrning
at eight o'clock , fire se
in Evansville his ance companies for
$ 5 ,000.
Illinois, on ( Saturday
railroadde in nitsmpting to
cross the track nt of the
morning ea reds , fell, was run over and .
instantly killed. He leaves a numerous
—ln Jacksonville, 111. Friday eveng
Laul, while drunk, Was
fumbling with a pistol when it was
charged, the ball entering the breast of
Peter Wa Pa gner, inflicting a probably fatal
house to' • .
ul took Wagner to his own
care for him.
—One Of the most horrible tragedies .'
ever known to have occurred in that
vicinity, took place ozqriday night last,
three miles north of East Raleigh Springs,
abOut twelve miles from Memphis, Tenn.
Three unknown white inen went to the
house of •Col. TOM DiCkens, and while
Hhe and two men named Wilson and
umphrey, were eating supper, about
en o'clock, knocked at-the door,
which was opened by Humphreys, when,
without a word, he was shot through the
body. "Simultaneously -I with the shot,
Col. Dickens and Wilson rose from the
table, when the assassins with knives
and pistols in their hands rushed into
the room, and puttthg out the lights,
commenced firing at Dickens and Wil
son. Dickens received one ball-in the
body, and with Humphreys managed to
crawl out of the room. They made their
way to a neighbor's, when the alarm was
given. The neighbors were aroused and
went to Dickens' honse. In tlfe yard
near the front door the body of a negro
woman, Col. Dickens' servant,wss found.
Wilson's body was fon d in the room
with eight shots through t and literally
cut to pieces. Huniphr ys was also
found badly wounded, he was also
himself after getting in o the yard.
After consummating their bloody work,
the assassins plundered the house, taking
everything of value and rifling the pock
tookets of Wilson and the negro, They also
two-valuable horses from the stable
and made their escape, since when
nothing has been heard of them, although 1 .
the arch mad e countr aroused and diligent
se b as y
the citizens and police
, _ -_
Real. Estate Transfer:a.
The following deeds were filed of
record before H. Snively, Esq., Recorder,
February 19th, 1869:
Michael K. - ebt to H. Phillips :Krebs, March 9,
93 1869; lot on Evelixte street, East Liberty, 48 by
feet .. „.. ... , ..... , ......... -..- ... , . -.. SNO
Conrod F. Black to . tiu nave Ka.tscr, .........
LNI9, 1869; lot on Nixon street, a t , nchester, '631 by
feet ... ... . ..... ... .. ....... ~ . . ... ... . .1.600
Jacob daro to Joseth Wenn, February 15. 1 864:
lot In dtewartstown, dilater townsnlp, 35 by 116
James ~ .. . ........ - ..... .. . ..... - ....
L. Torstnito David and James C.' Korn.
February 19, 1669; two lots of ground, situate
on Plum street,East Liberty, 72. 1 / 2 ' by 175 feet
tvlth buildings . ... Henn
Alexander M. McClain to y borg , lot in Blr.
mingham .. . ... .. .. .. ........ .. .. . ...... ....el.=
John thriver tolohn ......... Febrtiary 18. 1 869:
lot in and house . n B.nk lane, -Fourth ward.
Allegheny, 77 by 177 feet . .—,.. .. ~... . .. V.„030
Jacob Torner to Philip Graf, lot on hallierstreot
deventb ward, Pittsburgh. 20 by Mnke-11400
Andrew McCready to Win. Parga, December 3,
19.88; 10, on Washington street, Lawrenceville.
J. W. Ewmg to John McKee, lot in the Fif
teenth ward, on John street. 24 by 48 feet -9600
Wm. M. Darlington to Lewis Hutrlgee, 1reb..13,
ny1889; lot on Third street, Third ward, A11eghe
....... • . . ... . ..... —.. .. .. _ . . ..... .. . $l,OOO
W. Id. Darlington io Archaei Simon Feb. =,
1812); lot on Blossom alley, Third wird, Alle
gheny, No. ,In Daqington is plan ........ $660
James Wpod to tJames Campbell, Aug. 1,. IV;
three lots in Te mperanceville, 76 by 100 feet.
............................. . • • 196 Z.
A. tooinnilio W..iii. Ciatey, P'. li. 2: 1069 ;
l Nixon street, Firs:- ward, Allegheny ,-20
by 120 feet . . ...... . W.
Johnston & Bro. to . W.M. Clatter. . 14, Mat
lots Nos. 40. 41 and 42, t a Chartiers street,2!l- -
lgheny. 60 by 124 feet......;.
THE SEEDS OF SICKNESS.
Baron Munchausen tells a story of a postboy•s
horn, which had a number of wicked tunes blown
into it one frosty tilght, but made no response.
Nevertheless, when it was nung before a hot Lire,
the tuner, which had been frozen In, thawed out,
to the amazement of all present. Just so tue
human system. subjected to the 'lllations Ind a
ences during the Winter , sometimes give no.
token of the effect they have produced upon It,
until the moist atmosphere of Spring developes
their fruits. Many dining diteases are the result
of Winter im prunencles. and great and ospeclat
care should be taken of the system In the .cold
team:l, so that it may be In a sound and vigorons
condition when the malarions togs of March and
April make their appearance. To this end,
strengthen the stomach and the general organi
zation at thla season with HuS tETTEB'S BIT
TERS. Take this pleasant, vegetable- antidote
in advance of the uprising of the menhitic mists
at,d vapors, which produce . hills and fever, and
other miasmatic diseases. It member that It Is a
Preventive me Iteine- aspowertni to protect as to
restore. The stowach ls apt to be overtaxed at
this time 01 the year It is a period devoted to
dinner and supper parties, and luxurious living
generally. Ireastlog and late hours weaken the
digestive organs and- disorder the liver. The et •
fect of the Bitters Is to invigorate the one and
regulate the other. There Is no .u,onth In the
twelve a hen a tont , and alterative is more gen
eraliV needed than In this. and there is no prep-
Brat&ion of that nature so t boronghly saubrions,
racing. and so entirely free from undue ex- •
citing propertlei3, sa this ' celebrated Vegetable