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PETnotatun at Antwerp, 56/f.
U. B. Banns at Frankfort, 821@,82i
GOLD closed in New York yesterday
182 k. •
Tiz CoseerrrtrrioNaLAMA Err
hats been referred to a Conunittee of Con
of both gonsil of Congrem
Tat. Hones yesterday, by a two•thirde
majority, dispose,d of the 'Copper-Tariff
bill, passing it over the I'residen.t'a veto.
'Ens Iturcruacens of the 11111. th Indi
ans Conreasional district elect -JAMES
Ttrunat, by a largely increased major
ity, to fill the vacaney caused by the elec.
ilon of "Pasii . tO the Senate.
• FBASIEDENG I.ll.lTllar..ur. was given
to Congressman BtANDALL to facilitate
his official common cation , with his con
stituents. By what principle of honor,
personal,. or official, can he excuse his
prostitution of that privilege, in leading
that endorsement to a political commit
tee at liarrisburg 2 Was this honest or
- REPLY to a request for certain'
foithation," Kr. DAVID For,a mber
of the Legislature, writes to CASs,
of the Fort,Wayne road, that "parties in
your interest have Secured admit& (now
in my bands) enabling a 'through' line to
be:run between Chicago, Pittsburgh and
Baltimore., entirely ignoring our own
'Pennsylvania Railroad and our own city
of ItiladelOtia.l, _ >
Grx. JACK CAKMIENT, who presented
his credentials as a delegate to Congress
from Niryoming, has had 'his dolma ad
versely reported by the ,Elecilon Com.
mittee. It is a big job for the indefatiga
ble lightning railroad builder to obtain
the•coveted seat, but he does not falter at
trifles, and we will wager a big apple that
• he . yet occupies a place on the floor of the
House—if track laying will count any
thing iri pohtica
from Washington in anothercolumn will
Prove highly interesting to our readers.
; The assertion that Oeneral SCROFI*I.?
' re..appointed Secretary of War is
.-,nfirmed by a •telegram received from
gton last night, and elsewhere
.pub ea. In his other surmises as to
the complexion and make-up of the new
-Cabinet we believe our correspondent to
be as near, correct as he was in his refer
ence to the intention of the incoming
President to retain• the present Secretary
of War. .
CHICAGO has a sensation, 01 a character
alt,ogether out of the usual line for that
city, since itinvolves the church and •not
the 'outside multitude of *sinners. It
• seems a the. "high church," Bishop
WirrrEnotsr., sustained by his Standing
Committee,- forbade Bishop Ctaormas ,
(lovi 'church,) of Keatnckp, to preach in
- tat city in behalf of the Evangelical'
"Knowledge Society. The Kentuckian,
not seeing it in that light, disregarded the
- prohibition,. and delivered 'his' address.
Mach excitement prevails , in cprise-'
quence, among that denomination., the
Tvlu case - fading ; into, insignificance in
the presence'of this grave" unpleasantness
betweev the two prelates. An appeal to
the House of Bishops is expected.
Tux, ANNUAL REPORT of the Alle
gheny Valley Railroad Coilfiny,'Su b mitted to the st4)cV.holders yesterday, ex
hibits such .
a, state of its affairs as must
be gratifying to the shareholdeis, while
it entirely justifies ;the cehildence re
posed by them and by_the public at large,
in the past simiagement, of the road.
The read has beentloperated for fifty-two
• --per cent. of the gross earnings, which is
average unusually .low. The net
earnings were $4,P1,007, the past year-be
ing the'firsefoi an entire 'through traffic.
The 181 miles of rohd,with needful :side
tracks and an ample equipment staNid in
a present cost of $81 012 1 793, upon which
the first year's ,„buifiness Affords warrant
for such returns s w). 11 • PaY interest ,
liquidate the floating debt and eventuall
pay dividends: The connection between
the mouth of the Idahoning and the Bus
quebanna is to be 'effected at the earliest
day possible, thus opening through an
other route toithe "sea-coast.
• ,
Is is . not improbable that the' City
Couneils 'will be asked shortly to 'estab
'Hob at least two new market plac,es for
.---AtFQ‘Uncornmodation of the large number-
"'or citizens living at too great a distance
"from the present market house to avail
themselves ofits benefit& It has been
suggested that a new and commodious
modern ' market hotate, da - kilar
that,in Allekheny, be erected some where
contiguoui to the old upper wards of the
city, say on Fulton street, Centre avenue
or Fifth avenue, beyond Pride street, and
that a Eirallar convenience be afforded the
people residing in the old Ninth ward
and Lawrenceville. Therae necessities
must come sooner or later; and while
there is no urgent reason for hasty action,
still it would be well \ for Councils to meet
the demands of the people by autUtriz
ing the proper committee to look about
for suimille Sites and to mdke due inquiry
into the practicability of the enterprise.
illarkets , if , properly, located and of good
style and character, generally repay the
lavestment in a few years, and if it is
thought the new ' ones prOposed will do
thaemnch, their erection should at once
be seriously contemplated.
TEE DeMOCIStit State Committee ex
pend their labor for nothing, in printing
and circulating among their political
friends remonstrances against the ratifica
tion by our Legislature of the Vith
Amendatory Article. A copy of this re
mortitrance, postmark,ed Harrisburg,
February 14th, and frankedby Hon. B. J.
RANDALL, H. C., liras sent, a day or two
since, by War.akx, of coffee-pot mem
ory, to a citizen of Allegheny, who
hands it to the GAZETTE. It is to be
signed by citizens, "without distinction
of party," and It conveys their protest
itgalust the ratification of, an Article
which has not, is not, and never will be,
submitted by Congress. . These remon
strances were drawn up as soon as the
original Article passed the House, and are
not at all applicable to the present state
of the question. The coffee-pot party
must try again. In the meantime let our
friends everrwhere remember that, if
Congress shall submit any Article what
ever, the'same partizan tactics will aim
to flood the Legislature with cotmtless re
monstrances, got up and circulated very
secretly, after the old Democratic fashion
for manufacturing public opinion. Al
though this trap was sprung a little too
soon, they will hope for better luck next
time. • Let the people be on their guard!
In giving to the Democratic State Coln•
mittee the benefitalof our circulation, for
the "private" and "confidential"docu
ment which they have lately disseminated
through the Commonwealth, we invite
the particular attention of our friends to
the tactics thus revealed, and to 'the im
portance of counteracting them by at
least an equal vigilance and resolution.'
"Do not neglect the Spring elections!"
Remember that, as is truly said, "Adges,
Inspectors and Assessors are very impor
tant olficers;" that they should be "men
of nerve and will," and , that the inter
ests of a -pure suffrage require that we
should, as , far as possible, exclude from
the boards every adherent of that Demo
cratic party which, last fall, owed to the
successful appliances of fraud and vio
lence every Electoral vote secured by it,
out of; the States. of 'Kentucky, Delaware
and Maryland.
Let, the friends of President Gua' in
PennsYlvania be' every where On their
guard, at the Spring elections, against
this nice scheme of the opposition, to se
cure the election of their Governor "and
Judge, in October, by stuffing the election
boards with their creatures six months in
advance. -
Here is thp DeMOCTatiC
HARRISBITROs PA., Feb. 1, 1869.
Dsen Sin: Do not neglect the Spring
Elections. We must secure our fair pro
portion of election officers in every local
- •
Judges, Inartectors and Assessors are
very impart:tint officers, and 'if attention
be given to the matter we can elect more
than one-half of them in,
the Stat e.
Arouse our friends to - the neceisity of
doing this. Elect men of ;nerve and will
to these places. It is a great error to
select weak men. TIN Radicals last fan,
by . unscrupulous use. of their election
officers,rejected more legal votes than
they had majority in October. - Thismust
not be permitted again.. The way to pre
vent it is to see that we have firm men on
the boards,nnd that we have our full share
every where.- •• --
Let usinvoke you to, give this subject
your—ea4.7eigt attenctiot
full n.
Republicanism Georgia has been
alway - s embsertuised by a' schism, deep
and broad, between the two wings :
cal and Conservative—of tbatpolitical or
ganization. The Conservative section
has beeitutde up simoseeiclusitely from
rebels so thoroughly reconstructed that
they have heartily accepted etddicipation ,
and recognize the personal l rights of the
freedmen as establlshe,d in every par
ticular. But, goon the question of suf
frage, they separate from the Radical ,
element, which, Union during the war,
urgently insists up9n malting sure of all
the fruits of the victory, in the political
'equality of all citizens; regardless of
color, race or previous condition. Nat
urally, these Conservatlieeba i re effective
ly. (Wel with the ,old rebel Democ:racy,
.Upon those, questions , which have
led Georgia to her present undefined and
critical shawl on the-verge of the Union.
fitmi the Georgia Republicans been
heartily igreed—instead of thus divided
—upon, this vital question: of the suffrage,
there would have been no -difficulty or
delay in the speedy and complete restore,
tiOn of the State to all her Federal ghts.
Such a agreement, might have ri been
brought abont—indebd, it must inevitably
have restdted—under any Congressional
policy which should have heen atone wise
TEBRU.A.I,Y. 24, 1869."
and firm. If Congress had recognized and
thoroughly endorsed the same Itadicalism
which, in 'Georgia,'- has exactly corre
sponded to the sentiment of the Northern
people, and to what our constituencies
have supposed to be the inclination of
their own Representative,s—if Congress,
had been - true to itself, to the principles
neon which it was elected and which
members have been faithful to at the pre
ceding sessions, the progressive sentiment
of 'Georgia would have been backed up
without delay end without flinching, and
all conservative opposition, whether of
Democratic or Republican origin, would
hive melted away from the eight, like a
fog which vanishes before the steady rays
Of the morning sttn.
We cannot but deplore, then, the vacil
lating-timidity which has denied to our
true friends in Georgia this I support
from the Federat.authority. It has dis
couraged the ewer -loyal, and even men
aced the overthrow of all their just Con
fidence in their sincerity of our own
political professions. It has deferred the
reconstruction, of the State, and keeps
alive the flame of civil dissenaions there,
to encourage a still unextinguished'en
mity in the other yet disorganized States.
We have not only failed to stand by
our friends; but we have \ done worse—we
have given positive encouragement to
that faction which boss already, of its
successful resistance to the enforcement
of our legislation in its s irit, or even in
its letter. We have faile to rebuke those
overt acts which were avowedly a defi
ance of our authority; we have suffered a
large part of iCongresaional session ,to
.go by, without the least izffort to reconcile
the inconsistencies which have arrayed
the two Rouses of Congress on opposite
sides of the gravest queition known to us
since '65, and our weakness or our blun
i -
ders have culminated n an express BC
.knowledgmeA, by, each House that its
own . previous action l was wrong, and
that of the other branch the right policy
—thus presenting an anomaly still more
(3 ,,zi
difficult to explain or adjust.
And the schism in orgia, naturally,
wideas, and deepens. While our true
friends are dishearten and disgusted,
the Conservatives eagerly point to the
count of their Electoral vote in Congress,
and Challenge any further opposition to
the immediate and complete recognition
of every State right.
Thus we and they—both Georgia and
the Union—are involved in difficulties for
which no logical solution can be antici
pated. It is probable—indeed it is to be
hoped—that the %List Congress will cut
the kriot, by excluding the Georgians
from representation in either branch until
another policy, wiser than the present,
can be shaped and adopted for the final
adjustment of all the questions involved.
- -
WASIONOTON, Feb. 21,1589.
The formation of the Cabinet continues
to be the chief matter of interest on the
part of members of Congress as well as
of politicians gathered here from various
parts of the country. Though the names
of men selected by the incoming Presi
dent for Cabinet positions have not been
announced, of even whispered so as to be
conjectured with reasonable certainty,
certain facts have transpired whic:h have
significance. Gen. Git.auT has stated
that his selections will be such as to satisfy
every Republican member of the Senate.
,By this general expression he did not, of
course, mean to be .understood as Im
plying that every Senator would find his
choices ratified, but that persons selected
Would be such that every Senator would
feel that the presidential power of nomi
nation had been judiciously exercised.
While nothing is pogitively known, Oue
impression generally preyails in the best
informed circles that Pennsylvania will
be represented in the cabinet by Admiral
Pont= who will take the Navy Depar
tment;,. while Gen. BCTIOnztaY will retain
the headship or the War officei This
will not prove satisfactory to Gov. Cun-
Tin, or his friends, who confidently relied
on his accession to - the 'Secretaryship of
the Interiori , But this much- even they
Must admii• that the plan of putting a
military teareat thehead.,of the War Da.
parttnent, and a naval officer at the head
of the Navy Department,is recommended
by all considerations of wisdom and pru
dence. if• :
Hence, it is manifest that there, will be,
no estrangement between the
_new • ad
ministration and the Republicans, either
in" COngress or throttgliont the country.
Indeed, such o vault has never been,e6n
templated here, by well informed persons,
as among prokehilities,Aliongb the ; Dem
'octets have been eager to produce a dif
ferentl hopreasion. „Gen. ClhaFri is ,in
sonY with the mites of his sUpporters ,
and Will remained. •,
t he will
But is Well understood tha
resist, \.by all the meow at - command ,
appropriations of public' moneys.
He partakes largely of the popular senti
ment, thatthe national credit ialo. not to,
through the prohmeness, not to
say recklessness, with ',Which the cre dit
has been loaned, and its
funds the
granted, to, private enteiptives.
It does not matter to hi& how raeritorl:
ous these enterprises may be in them-
selves, or in their necessary, effects up on
the general development, of the countrii
for he maintains that the diet thing in or
der is to reduce liabilities, and get the
Treasury into an easy condition. When,
this shall. e done, it w illbe time enough
to entertain propositione: for granting aid
to improvement companies. •
The Omnibus bill, granting subsidies
to Talons Railiay Companies, will pot
pass, but more from deference to the
earnktly expressed wish of Gen. GRANT',
than from considerations of public pol
icy. A majority of the members of both
Houses are dearly in favor of extending
aid in some form to all the companies in
_question, but the General is so urgent in
his remonstrances that they yield to his
personal solicitations what they would
readilyjleny on any other ground. In
this regard his influence is not only pow
erful, but exerted in the right direction.
Another' point of his policy is definite
ly understood. In selecting men for of
ficial stations he will care little for the
political standing and influence of appli
cants, and much for competency and
honesty. His views on this subject will
be adhered to with special tenacity, in
making appointments, in/ the Revenue
service: In other words, he rn4ans that
the revenues of the Government shall be
faithfully collected and applied ; thus
making an end of the parlous disgraceful
rings which now contrive to steal at least
a fourth part of the legitimate resources
of the Treasary.l
These'genuine reforms cannot be insti
tuted, and carried into successful opera
tion, without raising clamor from those
who will be disappointed, or interfered
with; but the outcries will avail nothing,
except to demonstrate to the satisfaction
of the tax-payers that a healthY change
has come over the management of public
Gen. GRANT may certainly be relied
upon, during the whole course of his ad
ministration, tillean very strongly in fa
vor of the men who have been in the
military service. There is little proba
bility of his consenting to a material re
duction of the army, or of the 'pay and
emoluments of the officers and men.
There was significance in his recent, de
claration that if army officers, in consid
erable numbers, were' discharged, in`vir
tue of curtailments, he would provide for
them in the dill service.
'President Son:Naos will return to Ten
nessee upon the expiration of his official
term. His Intention clearly is to come
back to Washington, at as early a day as
possible, in the capacity of, a Senator of
the United States. To this end he is al—
ready seeking the Democratic nomina
tion for Governor of that State. A num
ber of the newspapers of that party are
now advocating his pretensions. If he
shall attain that post, his adherents con
ceive the other step to be easy.. But he
has a contestant for the Governorship, in
the, person of Mr. STORES, who Is not on
ly popular with the people, but is master
of the science of political engineering, in
its best sense, and is not likely to be
beaten. I •
Doubtless, Mr. JosixsoN,would find a
peculiar satisfaction in coming back to
the Senate, and meeting face to face, in
his peculiar way, many of the foremost
opponents of his administration; but,
however hopeful he may be, his chances
do not appear, to dispassionate observers,
to be encouraging. •
The Constitutional Amendment, de- ,
signed tq supplement and perfect the'
abolition of Slavery, and the overthrow
of caste, is expected to pass the Senate
as it was yesterday amended by the House.
If this anticipation shall prove Correct, it
will at once go to the Legislatures now
in session, and be disposed of by them so
far as they have action to take upon it.
But some time will have to elapse before
the final conClusion -will be reached. In
a number of States, Legislatures will
have to be elected before the vote upon
it can be taken; and at least one 'of the
Southern States 'which yet remain to be
reconstructed, will have to sanction
before it will become part and parcel' of
'the CoriNtitution.'' A. year may pass 'be
fore it will be duly ratified; but the rati
fication is certain.
Congress Still hesitates as to the repeal
of the Office-Tenure Act; but it will be
wiped out, either at the present session
or at the next. When enacted, tt was a
measure hard tc justify either on the
ground of, principle or extiedieney. At
best, it was a wretched excuse on the part
of the House for not dbing a plain I duty
by removing a faithless Executive; and
soon it will stand in the way of a faithful
President, In securing a prompt and efli-
Cleat execution of the laws. Gperal
GRANT feels that it ma y seriously inter
fere with his usefulness in enforcing the
revenue laws... ;
Among the Republican' members of
the Senate the feeling* is adverse to the
ratification of Mr. REvsnirt Joitisotee
treaty for the adjustment of the Alabama
elahns; and it *lll go oyer to the next
session, and then be rejected.
Or THE project for a new minty of Pe
trolls, the Meadville (Crawford county,:
Journal says:
We believe howeier, that thO majori
ty of our citizens are favorable to e
projedr. But in yenango county th he
position 18 very . active and bitter, and
every effett, will be wade to defeat it.
The netv Oh
but off the richest Dart
of Venango, butnotnough to give the
people of that county the , right under
the Constitution to vote on the measure.
Their only hope, therefore, of xesisting,
it successfully isdefeating it in the lower
House, but the friends.of thenew county
are on the ground, wide-awake, confident
and determined, and the mutt will
b e e f
awaited with anxiety by thousands
the• citizens of the countiesinterested.
A DYLSPATCII fromlilansiteld Ohio, says:
Jay Gould and party, accompanied by J.
N. MeCullough,,C. E. Gorham and other
officers and attaches of the • Pittsbargh ,
Fort Waye Sr, Chicago Railroad, passed
eastward over the Pittabtug F r i da y
Wayne Chicago Railway .on riday F o n
L .an'extra train. The partklemited a short
time at the; junction of ' Atlantic &
Great Western and' p• t o w el, Fort
Wayne & 'Chicago Railways, in t his city.
United - States District Court,r-Judge Mc-
Candless. ..
TUESDAY, Feb. 23.—The case of the
United States vs. Abel A. Bennett, was,
on motion of defendant's counsel, con
tinued to May term.
United States vs. Robert M. Selleck,
is if
et at. -Action to recover the penalty on
an oil distiller's bond. erdict for the
United States for $9,000, to be released
upon the payment of 54, 1 3.70.
United States vs. Benjamin R. Arrow
stunk, et al. Action same as abovd. Ver
dict for United States for $2,048, the pen
alty of the bond to be released upon the
payment of $1,122.75.
I t
Erni ed States vs. Benjamin Hartshorn.
Indic d for personating a Revenue offi
cer. erdict of not guilty.
g d States vs. -Margaret J. Ander-
son, al. Action to recover the penalty
of oil distiller's *cads. Verdict for
theunited States in the sum of $l,OOO,
the nalty to be released on payment of
$604. 5.,
U ted States vs. John Ward. Con
tinu ,on motion of defendant's coun
sel, n account of Mums of defendant, to
May term.
United States vs. John V. McCausland,
indicted for uttering and passing coun
terfeit money. The defendant, it will be
remembered, was arrested inthis city last
fall on a-charge of passing counterfeit
money. Verdict of guilty. The prisoner
was remanded to jail for sentence.
Court of Common Pleas... Judge Sterrett
To=Dior, February 23.-Deitrich vs.
Hart Man, action to recover the value of
a lot of logs caught in the Ohio river.
Verdict for plaintiff in the sum of $56.
The case of Daniel O'Neill vs. John
W. Pittook, James B. O'Neill and James
Mill% action to recover damages for the
publication of an alleged libel. The al
leged libel was the publication, with
comments, of a petition in divorce filed
by James B. O'Neill against his wife,
the Pittsburgh Lader, of which Pit
tock is proprietor and-Mills editor. The
petition contained matter derogatory to
the character of D. O'Neill, the publica
tion of which with the comments, it was
alleged, Rae a libel on the plaintiff, for
which he claimed damages to the amount
of $lO,OOO.
ra htehcass
sonhdasthrefanctspencodrifec‘ toerdswevitehralit
ha ing been previously published, it is
un ecessary to reiterate them. Consid
er ble into was manifested in the
case, partic by gentlemen of the
bar, a large number of whom were
assembled in the Court room to hear the
Messrs. A. M. Brown and J. H. Hamp
ton appeared for the plaintiff, andhe
defendants were represented by Thos.
M. Marshall, M. Swartzwelder, R-11.
Gibson, Sal. Schoyer and B. B. Parkin.-
son, Esqs.
Considerable time elapsed before a
jury was obtained, after which A. M.
Brown, E.sq., opened the case for the
plaintiff, giving a brief statement of the
case, the nature pro b e, action and what
they proposed tov
The defendants having put in the gen
eral plea of not guilty to the declara
tion of the plaintiff, it was only necessa
ry for the plaintiffs to prove the publica
tion of the libel by defendants. A. number
of witnesses were called for this purpose
and the facts that Mr. Pittock was pub
lisher and Mr. Mills editor of the Leader
were fully established. ~,,
The plaintiff's case then closed, and
Mr. Swartzwelder, who represented Jas.
B. O'Neil, stated that there bad been no
evidence offered to sustain the declara
tion as to his client, and asked the Court
to instruct the jury that they could not
find a verdict against him.
Mr. Marshall opened for the defenae,
giving, in a very brief and concise man
ner, a history of the case and its origin,
and stated that he expected to prove that
Mr. Pittock objected to the publication of
the alleged libel.
Several witnesses were calleli to estab
lish the -fact that Mr. Plttock had ob
jected to the publication of the alleged
- __ ,
It was proven that although
was proprieter of the paper, he exer
cised no control or management of the
editorlial department, alter which the
testimony in the case closed.
Mr. Marshall proposed to submit the
case to the jury on the charge of the
Court. Mr. Brown declined the propo-.
sitton, however, and Mr. Mars
the de-
hall then
made a very brief argument for
fense, and was followed by Mr. Brown,
who spoke for over an hour. -
The time for adjournment hawing
passed, the Court declined to charge the
jury until Wednesday morzting, and
Court, adjourned. 113 - • ,
October lust.
No. 89. Ward vs. . Pennsylvania Ball.
road Co. •
No. 74. National Refining Co. O. War
den et al.
No. 86. game vs. Warden.
No. 94. Dannalsys. Carson, Darlington
November List.
No. 9. Benkendorf vs. Clark dt.„Sum
No. 60. Flotchkiss vs. McGovern:
No. 68. Wachter vs. Burnett.
No. 69. Landgraff vs. Semendlnger.
No. 71. Stub vs. - Wenzell.
No. 72. Hopkins &Lazear vs. Abrams.
No. 75. Wilson vs. Young, and wife.
No. 78. 'Deibels apd wife vs. Same. •
No.. 79. Donehue vs. Meisner.
NO 24: Gearing & Co. vs. Fayette Oil
[Vor the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
Deatti . of Mr. W. A. Adair.
I was sorry—Wsee the notice of the
death of this gentleman in your yester
day's issue. These things ire alwions
sad enough, at best without any added
pangs in the suggestion of suicide, with
out due Inquiry as to the facts. The
truth simply is, as the verdict of the Cor
oner's jury gets forth, after a careful in-
Vestigation of all the evidence, that,there
was nothing in the - facts to justify the
idea of suicide. For, twelve or fifteen
years since his return from California he,
has mere ex p ose shown the effects of the
fever and eosure he experienced in Cal,
ifornia. This has gradually grown worse,
culminating a year or more ago in the par-.
alyzing of the 41glit side' of hisbody.
Ever since then he has ooznplained
pain in the 'head and pressure on the,
loraln, and was constantly apprehensive
of another attack of paralysis. On Sun
day, the 14th of February, he spent most
of the day with his son, and• seemed un
usually bright and cheerful, full of his
former buoyancy of spirits, and once
more fired with thehope of doing some
thing for the colored people, to whom the
noblest energles of the r and prime
of his manhood were given. He was
full of the idea of going to Ten
nessee and Gdordia, and casting his lot
once more with this, people. But,
as is now manifest, this was
only the expiring flicker of the candle.
OnUnndav morning he went out to take
his usual walk, and as he had been fre
quently warned of the danger of. walk
ing on the railroad track, and the, roads
were getting better be turned off into
one of the, beautiful ' ravines, for which
fiewickley is noted, and Where he spent
. Here, it would
premonitionswere realized,
and vest, shoes
to resort to his
es, applying cold
Ba "
ta"rdYhal kiet days
hsrhuee mms triedmew eart
water to his head an vein. his feet, aud
vainly tried to open a While doing
this, it would Seem the
on the
brain became too great and he fell over
or laid down "to sleep the sleep that
knows uo waking."
For many years Mr. Adair has scarcely
been known to the public at'all. Thirty
years or so ago few men were better
known about this region. Many regard
ed him as a "pestilent feildiv," a
"trottbler inkrael. ' But the times have
changed. wwe are all anti -slavery
men and abolitionists. Then it required
pluck and energy, foresight and faith to
be willing to be called lay such names'
and to endure the scorn and Contummelole-
as well as the social, polidcal and
siastical ostracism which often, too
were inseparably connected with them.
Had the noble utterances of such men as
Mr. Adair been heeded in those days--
had the ministers of the gospel Laken
him by the hand and by their love and
confidence moderated his fiery energes
and zeal—many a million of dollars of the
enormous national debt, which now
weighs so heavily on the whole nation,
would never owedeen incurred—many
a family n solate—deprived . of
father, brother and son in the Mexican
war and in the war \ of the rebellion—
would have been enpying happiness, •
prosperity and pea - ce with their loved
ones, now lost, aroun&them. The writer
of this—once heard the late venerable,
far-seeing, intelligent 'and excellent Da
vid Shields, of Sewickley, after hearing
Mr. Adair preach on the terrors, causes
and issues of the Mexican war, say "if t'
we had always had such preaching as
that there never would have been any
Mexican war."
Mr. Adair's record—one *of which an
angel might be proud—is written in
the hearts of the, colored people of this
and other parts of the country. They
knew him. they trusted him, they loyed
him. If any one doubts this, let them
ask the now aged Ray. Jolla Peek, so
long and well and fa•Vorabknown in • ;
this community. The time will come
when those old line Abolitionists
be known as the glory of the age in which 1 ,
they lived. Probably no man in this
county was ever so energetic and skill
fill a conductor Of the "Underground
Railroad" as he. Of't times, were the
stars and the howling winds, and the
darkness, the witnesses of his heroic ,
deeds as he , at the risk of his life,a t m dro id- ,ve
in his wagon the panting captive
night toward the North star, Canada and ;
freedom. But I weary your r.
Peace to his ashes. In the ordinary
sense he was an unfortunate and unsuo
cessful man in with matters—this
is reason enough many for seeing
no good in him—albeit, It is simply true
that his investigations, labors and sacri
fices, as well as his failures, had much ri
to do with the wealth that has come to
'Pittsburgh in the refining of oil. Would . 1
that there were more, willing to sacrifice
their ease, comfort, name, means
and position for; the good of others as
unselfishly as he 'did. Had he faults?
Let him that is without vice throw
T he T.
first stone at his fair fame. . S. . '
PITTSBITEGS, Feb. 24, 1869.
A WASHINGTON dispatch says of the
Senatorial caucus on the Tenure-of -Office
question :
The debate was quite exciting, and re-
vealed some interesting facts. Sentiment
is pretty equally divided, and it now
seems probable that the Democrats will =
hold the balance of power if the questio
should not be settled in caucus. The
seven Senators who voted against im
favor the repeal .' Some of
these, however, voted ' against the la
when it was pattsed. On coming out, a
Radical Senator said all the anti-impeac - :
era, and all the candites for Cabinet ..
offices were for repeal, b ats large major-
ity of the other Republicans were 4ainst :.
—The Board of 'Directors of the Louis
villeveincinnati and Lexington Railroad
Company have finally acceded to the
proposition of the Louisville Councils to
change the gauge.of their railroad from
Louisville to Lexington and Cincinnati
from five feet, to one of four feet eight'
and a half inches. By so doing the
party secures the right of running their
cars through the city to the Louisville
and Nashvile Railroad Company's depot.
.New Publications. --Read the an
nouncement of new publications read
this week of the Nevi York Publisg eit
house of D. Appleton & Co., to be found
on our fifth paget
, .
+. Wte dfs libinitils. noble tests -
one Ever y
indrfor the relief of human Ms.
Every t houghful citizen appreciates the va , ue of ..
these estab. ailments fur the amelioration of suf-
tering. But they do not cover the whole ground;
indeed,tt is luniossible,in the nature ofthings,
that the amount of good they do should bc at all
in proportion to the poptVar need. They are. con-
fined. principally.- to large cities, To the sick
man in the remote west, for example of what „!
usei is tbe New York City Hospital, or the New
York Dispensary I' But. although asyiums tot
invalids ant and be found everywhere, en
eqttaled tonic alterautve is 'within the reach
of all. There is no settlemsnt that bears a'name,
within the limits of the United 13
s ,
wb ere
curable. It is &medicine for the whole commu-
nity, easily obtainable by all its xnemvers. ,-
at this period of the year.when the "slant sun
of Feb wiry" is beginning to evoke nnwhole- -;-
some vapors from the earth, and the "fever and
lune season" is c ore at baud, this excellent vet- r.
ti able preparation should be taken 35 6TORTIF Mt
• F TIM sTSVErs. All complaints preceding
from indigestion are rampant when the winter ,-
breaks up in a "ground thaw;‘, , simply because = -
no sensible. precautions are, evils rule, taken to -'
prevent them. Forestall the that Ile perdu 1'...
in many &marsh, and swamn. and pool, ready , o `..:
pounce upon the neglectful as soon as toe (013
snalt hare liberated the Welting miasma from the
r. eking soil. -Escape bilious .attaclts. colic, add
Malarious endemics and epidemics. by strength-
ening and r-gulating .the digestive. secretive 1,
and discharging organs with the POST sr vtcA- •
tint:re AND piLLSailin OF ALL TEDETABLS Ei-
VIGILATFIS., Dyspepsia la always aggravated by
the damps of earlv Spring and Shakspettre tells
ns that 'oche man in March . comp laint s
nourish agnes. ,,
Arinst both these complaints. HOSTnT E'ER'S
5 'OHA.CI3 BITTERS are the best possible pro
t ction. . ,
One of the most stionrate ways of determining
whether the Ideas are ins healthy or diseased con
-11 DT means oflistening to the respiration.
To, those experienced In this practice it becomes
as plain an index to the state of the lungs, and ls
&Oren known to the operator as are the 'voices of
ids mosvintisaate acquaintances. Thebellef that
long standing coughs ,
and diseases - of the lungs
upon which they: are dependent, are incurable.
are fast becoming obsolete. One great &dilator! ,
to be gained from this advance in medical knowl -
edge Is .the earlier application of those who be
coma *glided with- those diseases to some 'one C.
competent to afford relief. The error which bad
taken hold of -the - . pnblio mind in regard to the
curithilityof consumption, or rather non-curshil -
Ity, Is fast DeComing obliterated, and it Is
that it should be so, not that persons should low,
that salutary fear which wouldraalie them soOlf
for a timely remedy, but that all might be indu
ced Louse t•extis while there is any hope. It is
the delay in these cases that tills us with sin
prehension and* alarm, for if every one would
make timely application of DE. IFEEYSE ) r d
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