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C L OIIp ways rents in this vici.aity are
un supporta tee —except by Is.iidlords—
who find ntr difficulty in keephm them up.
lathe shames of Mayor 13rum, of Alle
iheny, Chief of Police Bowden, who is
also an Alderman of the city, is acting in
- There were a number of common cases
ziathe Allegheny Mayor's office yester
day morning. They were disposed of in
he navel Ray.
William alancey, of the Seventeenth
'ward, (late Lawrenceville,) has been ap
pointed Notary Public for Allegheny
-County, by Governor Geary.
TO-Marra will be the last day of grace
given citizens to make their several re
turns to United States Assessors. Atter
to-day the penalty will be attached.
The ease of the parties arrested some
sinee by the Allegheny police for
keeping a "faro bank" in Pittsburgh
comes up before the Grand Jury today.
Committed.—John S. Jones, charged
'on oath of Charles aSmith with larceny,
had a hearing before the Mayor yester
41ay morning and was committed for trial.
'Patrick's Day was very generally
.Observed' thrciughout the country, judg
ing from. our exchanges, which devote
-considerable space to reports of the pro
ceedings. , • ,
_Vorrection..-In noticing the death of
'Wm. Waugh, Esq., a few days since, we
should have said he died at . Woodville,
about niue miles from this city, instead
of Washington, as was stated.
Good Appointment.—Mr. James Mc-
Connell, of McConnell Bros., Market
street, bas been appointed route agent
on the Postal ear on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, vice Mr. Patton removed.
pompleted.—Thc venitian and_other
wood work in the new spire on ile Ca
- thedral were finished and put in place
- yesterday, and are now ready 'for the
,paint, which will complete the spire.
__-,Surety.—Raeliel Cash, a resident of the
:Third ward, Allegheny, alleges that her
busband,John Cash, threatened to beat
.ber. yesterday. A warrant was issued by
Alderman Mullen for the arrest of john.
Postponed-51 1 11e Janauschett—Agree
.* -able to theadVice of many of our Chi
aerie, 7annie Janauschek has postponed
_her contemplated visit to this city until
alter Lent. Due notice will be given of
Call in at the Universaliat Fair, on the
corner of Third avenue and Grant street,
to-night and take partla the pleasures of
the occasion. The velocipede, "with the
alphas and manoevres thereon, cause
The Grand Jury will finish all the bus
, 4 mesa before them during the present
- week. The present jury has been a very
"egident one, and has Aansaeted a large
- amount of business dnrifag the brief time
• it has been In session. •
Spring Vacation.—The public schools
of this city will be dosed for the spring
vacation from the evening of the 2tith of
March until the sth of April.
t Central Board Education.
Taken to the House of Refage.—Wm.
Davis and James Casey,, two youths
abotit seventeen years of age each, con
victed of larceny a few days since and
sentenced to the House of Refuge, were
taken•, to that., institution yesterdaY by
• Deputy Sheriff Griffiths.
Ferocious llog.—Ellen Minaban made
information yesterday before Alderman
Taylor against John Horan fo.r keeping a
-ferocious dog. The proseentrix says the
animal bit her little daughter, aged
about four years, and is a terror to every
person in the neighborhood. Warrant
Hydrophubla.—Yesterday morning a
little pet dog, owned by Mr. Carothers,
on Monterey, street, Second ward, Alle
ghetty, was attacked with hydrophobia
and made several unsuccessful attempts
to bite some of the members of the fami
ly. „It was finally driven from the house
Into the yard and shot by a neighbor.
ILarceny.—John R. Nacher made infor
mation before Justice Helsel, of East
Birmingham, charging David Hunter
with the larceny of a gold watch valued
at one hundred and fifty dollars. The
boarded at the same boarding
house, and the watch, it appears, was
stolen - out of the; prosecutor's trunk.
.Itonter was arrested and committed to
„All for ,a hearing on Monday. The watch
hn not been recovered.
: Morning -•Court.—The Mayor's morn
' :lug Court yesterday was an unusually
- interesting one, and the number of cases
disposed of was larger than on any form
er Thirty-two unfortunate in
dividuals were brought out of the tombs,
where they bad been consigned on - the
evening or during the night previous. for
•drunkenness and diem r•ly conduct.
One out ot- the number as fortunate
enough to obtain a discharge, while the
remaining thirty-one were either re
/*tired to pay tines or were committed to
Jail • '
Tempereece Lecteres.—We are . pleined
, **learn that Mr. E. W. Locke, the vet
•ersn lecturer, is received with great favor
• ti JEfthe Temperance people of this vicin
i e boa already addressed large an.
• Dees in AlleghedyCity, New Brighton
" and Other places r and is to speak at New
Brighton again Friday evening of this
week, and next Monday evening at Bir
mingham. He is net only a capital
..speeker bat hinge his own songs with
re::effect. We believe he is to speak
n t e of the churches of this city on
Kept: Step-Ladder.—Joseph H.
.Davis madv intbrmaticrn before . Alder
man Strain yesterday, against John
larommsa bailee. - Smith is a
• and, it is. alleged,
•"' ticirrowed a atepitulder of Davis, which
"- Igo refund td - return. The ladder was
-:valued at ten dollars. The parties reside
— A warrant was istrued.
Tito informati on distinctly sets forth that
the individual offending is John Smith;
ibis is well, otherwise some innocent
member of that large &Mill might _have
. Runaway and timasbup.—TwO horses
attached to a light spring wagon took
fright yesterday afternoon, on Pasture
lane. in the Second ward, Allegheny, and
int away. They had not proceeded far
AsfOre. the wagon collided with a cart
_;,opining from an opposite dfrection, and
• - vraspreSty well demolished. The horses
pecapse disentangledfrom the Wreck and
started,to rtm • again lint were checked
.ItroAlterllmy bsdgone a abort distance.
,Zid,driser fortpustely escaped with: but
few Slight bruises. The fright of the
animals was caused by the whistling of
a Locomotive L 3 tip vicinity
nit Itolo !Poisoning Case,-7WO
from M 1 priricipal tottnael fOr
Louis Lane. who has twice been found
guilty of murdering his wife by poison,
thatan application has been made fora
special allocaltzr to take the case a second
time to the Supreme Court.
Mali Matter DestrOyed.—The mall car
attached to the express train- on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, due here at two
o'clock P. 11., caught fire while en route
to this city, on Wednesday morning, a
short distance from Mifflin station, and
before the fire could bo extinguished all
the mail matter contained in it, with the
exception of one pouch, was destroyed.
The•origin of the fire is unknown. The
loss was considerable.
stealing Thunder.—Messrs. Duncan
and Waughter, the gentlemanly car
penters who built thp Eleventh ward
school house, desire: us to say to the car
penters who are soliciting work on the
strength of being the "carpenters" who
built the above school house, if they
don't stop trying bastes' their "thunder"
they will be compelled to publish their
names in full, as they claim the exclu
sive credit for fine workmanship on this
Central Passenger Itallwaf—A meet
ing of the stockholders of the Central
(late Minersville) Passenger Railway
Company was held yesterday, , (Thurs
den) March 18, at the office of Robert
Arthurs, Esq., on Fourth Avenue. No
business was transacted further than re
ceiving subscriptions. Fopr hundred
and fifty-two shares have already been
subscribed, and only one hundred and
forty-eight remain to be taken. This
number it is presumed will be subscribed
for within a few days, when the Compa
ny will organize by the election of a
Board of Directors for the ensuing year.
•Ember' Days.”--Lait Wednesday, to
day and to-morrow are "ember days,"
certain days set apart by the church as
early as the third century, for prayer, and
fasting. There are nine of these days in
the year, three of theui being celebrated
every quarter. The weeks in which
they fall are called "ember weeks."
The name is probably of. Anglo-Saxon
derivation, meaning the circular days,
and marking the four cardinal seasons.
Some persons, however, have supposed
the name to be taken from the ancient
custom of using ashes or embers in con
nection with fasting. In later times the
observance of these days has been gen
Alleged 'False Pretense.—John
fel made information yesterday' before
Alderman Lynch. against W. C. Aughin
baugh for false pretense. The prosecu
tor is a butcher, having a shop on Wylie
street, and the defendant is a dealer in
stock residing a few miles outside the
city limits. It is alleged by the defen
dant that Aught nbaugh came to his shop,
during his absence, yesterday, and sold
his wife a lot of calves for twenty-si e
,dollars, by representing that her hus
band had chosen them and directed him
to bring them to the shop. Weltel states
that so far from selecting the animals, he
would hardly have them as a gift, hence
the information. A warrant was leaned.
Mrs. Williamson, a lady about eighty
twoyears of age, residing in the First
ward, Allegheny, while walking along
the pavement. near 'the First Ward
School House, .yesterday, slipped and
fell with such violence as to break her
arm and dislocate her hip joint. She
was removed to her residence in the
vicinity and Dr. P. W. Heron sum
moned, who rendered the prpper medi
cal attention. Fears are entertained, ow
ing to the advanced a 63 of the lady, that
the consequence of the accident• will
prove of a serious nature.
The Lecture To-Night.
This evening, at the Academy of Music,
under the auspices of the Mercantile Li
brary Association, Mr. Theodore Tilton,
the eminent American writer, scholar,
thinker and speaker, will lecture on
"True Statesmanship." Few gentlemen
are more popular with our lecture-going
community than Mr. Tilton, and we an
ticipate for him a large and appreciative
audience. Elsewhere this leeture has
proved very pleasing and popular, and
has elicited the warmest encomiums
from the press. There will be po reserv
ed seats, so that those who would secure
choice position should put in an early
Determined to Get In.
Philip Young madeinformation, before
Alderman Mullen, yesterday, against
George Beilstein, Sr., George Beilstein,
Jr., and William Beilstein for assault
and battery and trespass. The prosecu
tor keeps a drinking saloon at Sharps
burg. He alleges that the accused came
to his establishment on Wednesday even
ing after he had closed up and demand.:
ed admittance. Upon - bcing refused, he
states, they came round by the back door,
broke it in, entered, and atter beating
hint uninercifully_drank all the liquor
they wished and retired with divers
fierce threats against him if informed on.
The accused were arrested and after a
hearing gave bail for
Presentation of appietonts Cyclops-dia.
Rev. John Douglas, D. D., has hien
presented, with a beautiful copy, of Ap
pleton's New American Cycloperdia in
twenty-three volumes, bound in Turkey
Moroceoc , by one of his Most wealthy and
generous parishioners, who, in the many
benevolent and 'humane works for which
he is well known, always observes the
Scripture injunction, "let not thy left
hand know what thy right hand doetb,"
and never allows his name to be publish
ed in connection with any , of his, 11111117
iitiertal benefactions. The pr esent is a
very beautiful - and at the
_Same time a ,
very useful one. We have frequently
spoken in these columns in terms of
high commendation of Appleton's New
American Cyetoredia, which has now,
including - the &napalm, reached its twen
ty-third vottime. We think it is a neces
sary acquiaitima to any library, and that
no American library can be perfect with
out it. O'ne of its chief excellencies is
that it gives biographies of noted hying
men both in this and .other, countries,
a'matter of great importance to every
professional gentleman, as less is known
in many cases about the living than the
dead. me Annuals contain 'a succinct
history , of religious denominations,
their annual meetings, conventions
and membership and the -ecclesi
astical events that transpire, each year,
throughout the world. They also give a
history of the: progress, each year, of
art, science, literature and geographical
explorations, together with views on po
litical affairs and an abstract of public
documents. No more suitable present
could be made to a clergyman. no matter
bow many .other (foreign) eyelopiediair
be - may have. We convatulate the-Doe
tor on les Bowl fortune, and hayinirlitieh
liberal hearted men in his charge. The
presentation is lushly creditable to all
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iITISBURGH GAZE. : F R IDAY ;
United States Markt Cant—,Audge
TrrusenAy,. March 18.—P. A. Knox,
Esq. of Waynesburg, appointed Enka.
ter in Bankruptcy for the Tys . enty-fourth
District, on the recommendation of the
Chief Justice, appeared in Court, filed
his bond and took the oath of of ice.
In the matter of William H. Ake and
Thos. Dobbing, against whom a petition
for ajudication in bankruptcy has been
tiled, on motion of Mr. Purviance,
and on demand in writing filed, the
Court order trial by jury at May term
In the matter of Morgan Bell, bank
rupt hearing, on motion to dismiss speci
fications of opposition to bankrupt's dis
charge, fixed for the 29th inst.
In the matter of J. & A. B. McCon
nell, bankrupts, rule to show cause, why
eChedules should not be amended, made
In the matters of Robert IVY. Bulkeley
and Edward S. Doran, bankrupts, on pe
tition filed, and on motion of Mr. Seely,
rule was granted to show cause why the
sale of Interests of said bankrupts in the
Spring Hill refinery at Titusville, made
on the 15th inst., should not be vacated
and set aside. '
Petititlons for discharge' were filed' by
Jacob Ritzman and Reuben Keller, of
Centre county, and the usual orders
District Court—Judge Hampton.
THURSDAY, March 18.—In the case of
Wagner vs. Jones and Laughlin, previ
ously reported, verdict for the t plaintiff
in the sum of $l,OOO, subject to the opin
ion of the Court on a question of law re
The next case taken up was that of
James A. Logan vs. The City of Alle
gheny. Action to recover damages al
leged to have been sustained by plaintiff
by reason -of injuries received by his
wife on Western avenue, June 30th, 1867.
Iris alleged that . on the day or evening
- stated Mrs. Logan, while passing along
the street, stepped into a break or rut and
dislocated her left ankle, for which, the
damages were laid at. two thousand dol
lars. On trial.
TRIAL LIST FOR FRIDAY.
47. Logan of nx. vs. Allegheny City.
28. McCall & Co. vs. Barclay's Admin
34. Mercer vs. Barclay.
38. Gillespie Tor use vs. Stewart & Mil
39. Same vs. Same. •
11. MoKeewS. Garnishee's of Gillespie
et. al. • _
55. ,DithridgO vs. McKee.
57.* Patton's Executors vs. Patton.
QUartdr Sesslons—Judge Stowe
Tnunstowy, March 18.—In the case of
the Commonwealth vs. Henry Willet in
for larceny by bailee, reported
yesterday, the jury returned a verdict of
The case of the Commonwealth
Casper Graff indicted for larceny, John
Babbel prosecutor. It was alleged that
the defendant took from the house of the
prosecutor, on the 28rd of January,' two
paver watches, a revolver and two coats, •
Tit jury returned a verdict of guilty and
recommended the prisoner to the mercy
of the Court.
The next case taken up was the Com
monwealth vs. Wm. Rorick indicted for
larceny. It appears that the defendant
with a number of persons, among whom
was Harvey Willman, were at a tavern in
McClure township, some time in Febru
ary and during the night Willman was
robbed of a gold watch worth $lOO and
$35 in government bills. Defendant was
arrested. on information made before
Justice Kerr by the keeper of the hotel,
and after he had been commtted to jail,
gave information which led to the recov
ery of the watch. The jpry returned a
verdict of guilty and the prisoner was
remanded for sentence.
John Paisley, indicted for aggravated
assault and battery, Timothy Kelly pros
ecutor, was next placed on trial. Kelly
was on the police force under Mayor
Blackmore, and he allegee that on' the
night of the 16th of January he was as-
Banked and beaten by the defondant and
another man unknown tohim. Jury out.
The next case taken up as the Com
monwealth vs. F. A. M:Kreps & J. Ar.
Caldwell, indicted for forcible detainer.
The defendants are proprietors of the
Evening Nail, and it is alleged by the
prosecutor, Mr. Carion, who it appears
holds the property in which the Mai/ is
published, under a lease, that ,they hold
possession of the property without au
thority of law. On trial.
TRIAL LIST FOR FRIDAY.
COM. vs: David P. Ople.
No. 223. Com. vs. Michael Cella.
No. 175. " 44 John Shannon.
No. 152. •- ' 4 4 ‘ Samuel Iry, 3 cases.
No. 179. " 44 Anna Cuff. •
No. 195. •' " John Smith.
No. 187. 44 44 Joseph Roue.
No. 192. 44 44 Samuel Griffith.
No. 192. " 44 Christian Mueller,
No. 129. 44 44 James Thackery, 2
No. 147. 44 44- Mary Welsh. -
No. 148. 44 Thomas McDonald.
No. 150. " " 'hos. J. Orr.
Common Plexus—Judge Mellon.
TIIOIISDAY, March 18.—The crate of
Lighthill va. Lighthill, aetion in eject.
ment, previously reported, is still on
trial, and will probably °canny the Court
the remainder of the week. The jurors ,
not empannelled in the case were dis
charged until ten o'clock Monday.
Coroner's Inquest-. The Jury Fails to
Agree and Returns Two Verdicts.
The inquest in the case of . Patrick Car
roll, who was killed on the railroad. near
the Union Depot, on Tuesday, the 16th
inst., an account of which we published,
was concluded yesterday. A large num
ber of witnesses were examined, and
Vie testimony was all taken at eleven
o'clock. The jury then retired to
erate on the verdict and remained until
throe o'clock, being unable to agree upon
a verdict. Two verdicts were rendered.
each .of which was signed by three per
sons. The verdicts were as follows:
"Patrick Carroll came to his death ac
cidentally, by being. Struck down and
killed by a freight oar on the Pittsburgh,
Columba', Cincinnati it St. Wale Rail
road, in the Ninth ward, on Tuesday,
March 16th, 11369."
"Patrick Carroll came to his death by
the carelessness of the officers of the Pitts
burgh Columbus, Cincinnati and St.
Louis'Railroad, in allowing their trains
T e h r
to run at a greater rate of, speed than al
lowed by law, , and iiegleotins to keep a
Yard; also against the law;
Man on the front car while shifting in the
sidofe th v e e n r l dic r t e s BPl3 tve:
t e a r
j e e r
a t a h i n n e d t
o W death' ) 0 con
received and the jury discharged.
Do Not Mimi tale ....Im
e opportunity -
bargaine. Cree Brotbere, No. . WI poth
avenue. close on Saturday. EverYthing
An be sold, rogardlgaser eoet.
Balmoral and Rapp SiUrts--Batas &
- . Episcopal Church. •
•ITzw - Piterarairstrrs, Ohio, t
March 17, 1869.
teurrestmidence tl4Pittsburgh Gazette.)
The Pittsburgh Annual Conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Church con
vened to-day in this / place. It is a large
body, consisting of some • two hundred
and twenty members. At eight o'clock
this morning, a prayer meeting was held
under the direction of Rev. Dr. Demp
sey. It was largely attended by the min
isters and- others. At nine o'clock the
Conference was called to order by Bishop
Ames. who is to preside during its ses
sions. Rev. W. Smith read the 66th
Psalm, who, after the Conference had
sung the hymn, offered a fervent prayer.
Dr. I. C. Pershing was elected Secre
tary, and Revs. J. R. Mills, T. H. Wil-.
keelson and W. H. Morton assistants.
The 'following are the standingA Com
mittees with their respective Chairmen
Stewards, Rev. Sinsabaugh; Education;
Rev. W. A. Davidson; Church Extension;
Rev. J. Coil; Pittsburgh Christian Advo
cate, Rev. J. J. Moffatt; Parsonages, Rev.
R. T. Taylor; Sunday Schools, Rev. J.
W. Shiver; Temperance, Rev. A. Scott;
Centenary Board, Rev. J. Grant; Tract
Cause, Rev. P. G. Edwards; Bethel
Cause, -Rev. J. N. McA.bee; Memoirs,
Rev. P..M. McGowan; Freedmen, Rev.
Saddler - ' Postoffices; Rev. C. W.
Scott; Lay Delegation. Rev. C. A.
Holmes; State 62 the Church, Rev: S.
Wakefield; Missions, Presiding Elders;
Publish Minutes,lßev: W. H. LoCke.
Rev. S. Lewis who was on the Super
numerary list, and Revs. J. Dillon and
J. S. Wakefield also, were made effective.
Rev. J. Phillips Who was superanuated
last year was made effective. , • .
Dr. Hunter of Allegheny Coilege4Rey.
Hunter, pastor of the Presbyterian church'
of this place, and Rev. Milligan, pastor
of the Presbyterian church of Waynes
burgh, wore introduced to the Confer
Rev. A. L. Petty, presiding Elder of
the West. Pittsburgh district, rep
resented the worlein this field as hav
ing been prosperormduring the year.
Revivals at nearly all the appointments.
resulting in- a considerable increase of
members to thd church. A few of the
pastors would be slightly deficient in
their salaries. Collections would
scarcely reach those of last year. There
are six parsonages in the bounds of the
district, and six more at leak ought to
be built. •
Rev. L. BeacOn, Presiding Elder of
South Pittsburgh District, said he Could
report prosperity in every respect. Large
numbers durinit the year had been gath
ered into the church. Preachers' sale.:
ries were paid, and collections liberal.
Rev. R. S. Mffler, Presiding Elder of
Southeast Pittiburgh District, repre
sented his work as having been highly
favored of the Lord daring the year.
A similor account' was given of the,
East Pittsburgh District by its Presiding
Elder, Rev. A. J. Endsley.
By resolution each pastor is required
to announce in open Conferenie the
amount of the, collection taken in his
charge for Missions and for the o:infer
ence claimants, and alsoi whether be has
lifted all the other collections required
in the Discipline.
The Conference fixed the hour of its
meeting each morning at eight o'clock—
first hour tote devoted .to religious ser
This evening a temperance sermon is
to be preached by Rev. Wesley Smith.
It is by appointment of Conference.
I will drop my pencil to go and hear it.
A Knotty Case.
F. M. Johnson, a resident of Wil
i came to the Mayor's oflice
yesterday morning and made informa
tion charging some person or parsons, to
him unknown,' with horse stealing. He
alleges that inthe month of October, of
last year, a valuable horse was stolen
from his premises, since when he has
heard or seen uothing of the horse until
yesterday morning, when he discovered
him in Rare's Stable, on Liberty street.
It appears theft he came to town early in
the morning with a team and had his
horses put in the stable referred to, and
after transacting his business in the city
he returned to the stable where his horses
were, and on entering to have them
brought out, discovered the horse, w 3 he
alleges, that was stolen from him in Oc
tober last. The horse is claimed by a
Mr. Murray, who resides on the Wash
ington pike, and who, it appears. traded
another horse to Mr. MAtthews, Superin
tendent of the Pittsburgh and Birming
ham Passenger Railway Company, for
him. The horse was identified by Mr.
Johnson, whoa asserts that he can bring a
number of persons to swear that it is the
j horse that was stolen from him. The
case was continued until Monday, when
it will be tinnily disposed of. The probe
! binties are that Mr. Johnson will get his
horse, and If so Mr. Matthews will, we
presume, have, to compensate Mr. Mur
ray for the loss he sustains.
A Jovial Party.
Wednesday evening the attention' of
the night watchman on the beat was at
tracted to a party of men, four in 'num
ber, who were driving down Ohio street,
Allegheny, in a spring wagon, and be.
gulling their; journey with songs, shouts
and other merry demonstrations, doubt
lesa quite pleasing to themselves, but not
solo the number of good citizens along
the route whose enjoyment of "tired na
ture's sweet Irestorer" was thus summa
rily interfered with. The officer accord
ingly took obatge of the party and fur
nished therri,with lodgings in the watch-.
house until! yesterday I morning, when
they were each fined live dollars by act
' lug Mayor Bowden for disorderly con
duct. They cheerfully banded over the
amount and disappeared, apparently
very glad to get off so easy. From the
conversation of the party it was evident
they belonged to that eccentric class of
persons who consider it a bounden duty
to "get on a high" about once a year a
kind of reward for remaining sob& the
remainder of the time.
John Chess, of Allegheny. is introuble.
Yesterday three informations were
'lodged against hits • before Alderman
Mullin, Ibr assault and battery: , The
first two. were made by William and .
Mary Keller, and the last by Peter Sad
dler. It seems Chess, who is a constables
went to a house occupied by the
galleys, in the Third ward, for thepur
' pose of making a levy on their effects,
but found. - them - moving the -things off,
having secured the services of Saddler,
who is a drayman, with his vehicle; to 'vi
olet them. In endeavoring to stop
this attempt to evade the law, it is
alleged Chess made an attack on the
whole party and treated them rather
roughly, hence the information& War
rants were issued in each case.
Bettie and Lot iniAllegneny at Atm
tlon.-4Thei property, - No. 81 Monterey
street.flecond ward, will b4l sold to•mor
rowAlllaturday). at two'o'clock. The lot
is 20:110 ifeet. The honse has seven
reome; hall, bath, attic', and is in good
condition ? i A. L.eggate suctioneer.
lir 19, 1869.
Mn. Eamon; The uncommon mildness
of the past mid Winter having been a
theme for speculation, we have attached
a table exhibiting the contrast between
the past-and previous Winters of 1867
and 1868, including twelve days in March,
which in our climate is the ex
tent of the Winter. It was feared that
March and April might be warm
and, mild, with thunder and ligh•-
ning storms, which, If prevalent,
hasten the growing products of the earth
on to be fitted for destruction, by the
reaction Droduced by the frosts resulting
from such storms.
From previous observations of the
writer, a mild Winter with a warm, wet
Spring, has been the forerunner of a dry
June, July and August, more or less,
and a sickly season for the prodiicts of
the earth, and for the human system.
March haying set in uniformly cold, we
believe the equilibrium of the season is
now restored to a natural healthy posi
The present weather is w at every
farmer desires, a regular cold, d atmos
phere, freezing every night, - ore or
less, from the piercing March West
winds. March should be dry and
windy; an old iiildage remarks, "a bushel
of March dwitis worth a King's ransom."
April and May are the keys of the year
for the farmer; March by wing drypre
pares the earth for the gentle showers of
April. In this locality 41 degrees is the
mean temperature of March, but we pre
sume this month will exhibit as low as ,
36 to 37 degrees. So far the general as
pect of the season, and the large amount
of snow laying in the North-west, North
and East, is promising for an average
crop, and a backward Spring will pro
duce the thunder storms of June. The
gauntlet between 15th to 31st of May is to
be run, when a previous long, cold rain
storm may produce frosts, and destroy
fruit; corn planted too soon will give an
"took at your corn in May,
You will come sorrowing aw:y;
Look again in June,
You'll come singing another tune."
The indications that we gave that
the Winter would be severe, al
though in general development were
apparently not correct, were so in
essence. The indications are observed
from August to November, by observing
the atmosphere, the growth of young
trees and the vegetation generally. Now
sixty to one hundred miles North,
North-east, or North-west, and hence on
to five hundred to one thousand miles,
there was snow laying all winter and the
weather, on the average very severe;
but the same wind 'which gave snow
there, rebounded back by striking our
mountains, partook of the warmth of the
earth and made white frosts, which
brought on rain, as it may have been ob
served that to-day there is a storm of
snow or rain in St. Louis, to-morrow or
next day we will have- one here. Our
indications for the winter partook of this
general atmosphere, which pervades the
North. If our storms last winter had
been snow, and had laid, the • winter
would have equalled the previous one.
The record, from February 11th to March
13th, exhibits twenty-three cloudy and
variable, four of rain, ten of strew, seven
of sunshine, seventeen of frost and
freezes, and one thunder storm; and
1 75-100 inches water fell; daily mean of
thermometer, 83; river, eight feet; the
month rather of the moderate tempera
ture. Indications from the 13th of March
to the 11th of April, fourteen cloudy vari
able, six snow or rain, fifteen sunshine;
thermometer daily average, 40; a regular
cold, dry, pleasant month, freezing or
white frosts at night, more or leas; with
but few storms; the equinoctial may dis
dications of March and October often fail
in being correct.
Comparative difference between the
winters of 1867, 1868, and 1868, 1869:
DAILY MEAN OF TIIERISCiIItETILE.
18113. rise degrees colder daily.
From December Ist to March 19th, 1869.
102 days, Aggregate ' .... .. ... V. •
December 1. 1847, to March 13, 18*, IEI3
days, aggregate fa
MARCH 18, 1869. G. A.
OPERA HOUSE.-"Rip Van Winkle, or
the Sleep of Twenty Years" Wag presen
ted at the Opera House by Mr. Jeffersim
the fourth time to a large and select au
dience. The entertainment was equal to
any that have preceded it, and the audi
ence was highly delighted. The piece
will be repeated to=night, and those who
have not yet seen. Mr. Jefferson in his
great specialty, should by all means im
prove this opportunity. Saturday night
Mr. Jefferson takes a benefit.
at Masonic Hall last evening, given by
Emerson, Allen & Manning's hiinstrels,
was beyond all question the best per
formance of its character ever prEkented
in this city. The members of the com
,pany are all stars in the profesaion, and
are evidently gentlemen who prefer to
give a respectable entertainment, that I
will be patronized•by persons of refined
and cultivated tastes rather than pander
to the low and vicious tastes of the com
munity. The music, both vocal and in.
strumental, wasexcellent. Dr. Hanmer,
the leader, is a tine basso, and the tenor
is exquisite. Little Eddie, the clog dan
cer, is a wonder, and Billy Manning's
~ f ew remarks" were of a highly inter
esting character. In fact, there is not a
single objectionable feature in the enter
tainment- They give two more exhibi
tions, to-night and to.worrow night, with
a change of programme at each enter
December 82. 1888. Dec•mber 30
January........ 1509 . Janus' y 95
February • 'al. IMI9. Febtaary
12 (lays March. 34. 1889. =Maya March. 30
PITTSBURGH THRATRE.--BilßineSS at
the Pittsburgh Theatre is on. the increase.
The new company is a complete success,
and will continue to draw crowded
houses so long as they give such brilliant
entertainments as have been given at
that establishment during this the first
week since the reopening. Lillie Becket,
as "The Stage Struck Chambermaid," as
an immense card.
SMYTHE% Minato/a; TREAT/M.- I, lre.
land as it Was" has been diawing large
audiences to•the-Anserioan.Theatre since
it was put upod the boards, but we learn ,
that it will be presented for the last time
Saturday night. • Mr. Eagan's new negro
farce, entitled 'IA Party by the Name of
Johnson," will be presented to•night,,
with numerous ther attractions, •
/ErasTorrn Rl:tlx.—Capt. W. S. Clow
has leased the Be tone Skating Rink,
has it anitngtid for parlor skating, anti
will give a grand opening entertainment
this evening, on which occasion four of
the most "accomplished' skaters in the
world wilrappear and give 'exhibitions •
ottheir prolicienoy in the slippery: art,
Mr. Eugene St. Clair will superintend .
the Rink, and will give instzttetione int:
the use of the parlor skates free of charge. ,
FAIR.-The faLr and 'festival: fit the
First Universalist Church Grant street
a a n u d d is h n i e r i d ng A l v ina e unar nu aeu e ir
, y i : s atrop s a ti r ll intor md i ne np e ri na g
a progre s s; '
-and museum is one of the most pepular
places of amusement in the city
The place to `get White Luria; Cal
clned Plaster, Hydraulic Cement. is a
/Coker Qt Caekey g 13 Smithfield street
Brown, Jos. M.
Black, B. L.
Mizell. A. B.
Davie. R. It.
Evans, M. 9
Getty A. Y.
tide. Fikalnie J
You can now see the rottenness of con- :
solidationist's promises. They pledged
themselveis' not to run streets through;
your property unless by consent ota ma
jority on the street. They even had an
amendment made to the act to that effect..
This was all to,quiet you down and get
you - to submit. But by the action taken
at the lest meeting of Councils you can
see how they keep faith.
Mark your recreant representatives?
Who thus betray yon.,
Bates & Be►Pe new stock of selected
Dress Goods and Skirting.
Garibaldi W aists, in Cambric, I.lani
'sook and Levies. _ ~ .
Ladies' Under and Dress Skirts, plain,
tucked and embroidered. . ,
French Corsets for Infants misses and
Ladies' Chemises, Night Dressesand
Lace Curtains. from $8 t 0,145. the set.
Nottingham Net, from 35 cents to 112 a
Gilt Cornices, from 50 cents to $12.50 a
The Ladies' Underclothing Depart
ment is in charge of ladies, who will take
pleasure in Showing the stcick.
BATES ct BETA
21 Fifth Avenue.
New style Wooden Cornices for. Win
dows--Bates (Sr, Bell's.
Spring Shawls—Complete stock of new
designs—Bates Sc Bell's. - •
New Coods in a New Douse.—afacrum
dc Carlisle, Wholesale and retail -trim
ming and notion merchants, have just
taken possession of their new store, :No.
27 Fifth avenue, where they have opened
a fall and magnificent stock of new
goods. The stock at the old house will
be sold out at auction as per advertise
spring Cloaking cl6ttrs.--Jtu3t received
Bates dr. Bell's.
It is a luxury and a comtbrt to
shave, or "have-your hair cut or dressed
at the elegant establishment of H. B.
Williamson No. 190 Federal street, Al
legheny. Try it.
hliew Goods—New stock—Bates &Bell's.-
A LADY ' in Lowell, Ilassachusetts,
who has kept crape on the knob of her
house door sins the assassination of
President Lincoln; removed it on inaug
uration day. , •
LEE—FORTUNE—Thnreday, March 18,0'69,
by Rev: Wm. Preston, D.T) , 'RICHARD H.
LEE and ELIZA B. FORTUNE, daughter of
George Fert • ne, all of Pittsburgh. No cards.
are tender our most hearty congratulationa
to our young friends on their latent Into a new
sphere of life, and trust s kind Proridenie may
sward that large share of happiness. Peace and
contentment which many wet= and to . rnit hearts ,
devoutly pray may be ionchsafed
EX. AIKEN ' ENDED.-
TAXER,. No. 166 FOTT ' ItTH STRZET,
at.burgu, Ya. COFF/1 4 .78 of all kinds,CßAPFail,
Gl 4 oVliu, and e' pry description of Funeral Sm ,
nishing Goods frrnished. Booms open day and
nirht. IIeATAP ad Caninges faralsned.
W:irtcobus. D. D., Thomas Ewing, Rig.. Jacob
R Miller, Esd.• •,
OFILARLIES & FUMBLES_ UN.
I L / DERTARERS AND LIVERY STABLY&
cornea • I SANDUSKY STREET AND OHDROK
AVENIII. .24.11egheny City. where their COS - FIN
ROOMS z: e constantly eupplted with real and
imitation Ho e wood Mahogany and. Walnut_
CoClas, et prices trying from VI to 1100. Bo
dier. prepared for ment. Hearses and Car
riages tarnished; airo. 11 kinds or Mourning
Goods, if required. Ofryce .o en at all Sours, dt7
40111 T. T. RODNEY:, UNDER.
TAKER AND EMBALMER, No. 45 OEIO
EET, Allegheny keeps con stantly, on hand
a large assortment of ready.onade Coffins of Use
Allowing kinds: First. the coleprated American
Burial Cases, Metallic Self-sealing_Alr-tight
Cass s and Caskets, and Rosewood, Walnut and
Roseo. d imitation Cofilns. Woltint :Coding
from $25 upwards. Rosewood Imitation Coffins
from SS upwards, and no pain' will be glued
to give entire satisfactions Crape and (Roues
furnisbed free t f charge. Beet • Lleursee and Oar ,
rlages farntsked cn ebort. nottee. ' carriagesinr
niebed to ftmerale at an
HENVN 436 HALE!'
Would respectfully Ir. foita bl. ritual , aidl tkiie
.pablus generally, %builds , .
SPRING STOCK OF GOODS
I NOW COMPLETE,
SOLWITIN6 AN EARL! CALL.
Corner of Venn ana:Sixth streets. •
W SPENHIEID at, CO.'
- I1 No. SO eirrn .STREET, (late St.
Matra have lost received ftoni the East thabest
lot' of New Goode for Spring Snits ever brOeitltt
to the Market.' The firm warrant to'eat and fit
Amid mate Oloilms cheaper and beitersthan any
Brit•ciase house in this city. A new and iplen
did assortment of GNIsTi.ENEN FINLWIS.II-,
ING GOODS . are at ell times to be found at this
Boum One- Numher is 50 SIXTH :STAMM.
THOR Ira DAL% X. D B • OUTTON•Y. D.
A23I3OOIATED themselves tomtit. for the
PRACTICE OF: . MEDICINE
Office. No. 19 8702ICToN AVNITITIe. Ake.
ghenv City. THOS. F. DALE, M. D.,
nolt•olt B. BUTTON, y i Do
rceinst J. E.
HIVUOAD, J. 1%.
Harkins, M. • I
Hamilton, J. I
Jones, Mary D.
Johnson, M. J.
'Johnston, L •
' Belly, Marna.
Knot's, W. W. -
1 klrseuower hie
IMOintre. M. A.
'Mel lonald, It.
Mel Lee, John.
• McKibben. it.
. ocelay. JarMi
. McCully. Anna
Randall a , L. a.
nobulr on. J. • ,
Roolanp. D.; 1
Reddlet. J. 3f,
Reynolds, B• E.
Stewart, Theo ,
I, conlon, T* is.
Ist. Cialr. !
,inttb; G. .
Smith, lil t.
smidt, M.' •
&mit h h,
Smith, The! •..1..!
Troch, Joon. -
Tower., M ary H.
Tanny W , C.
Wilson, E. C.
. Tax Payers,