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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1869.
(gr. REPUBLICAN COUNTY
The Republican voters of Allegheny coun
ty are requested to meet at the usualplaces for
holdingeteetions !tithe several wards boroughs
and townships, on i
SATURDAY. MALT 29tho 1569,
And elect delegates from each eleetiorhdiallict to
each of the three following Conventions, via:
Two delegates from each to the COUNTY c ati-
VEIN TION, for the purpose of nominating candi
dates for sheriff, Recorder, Register. Treasurer,
Clerkof the Court of Quarter bestintd, Clerk of
the Orphans , Court and Commissioner'.
Tiro other delegates from each to the LEGIS
LATIVE CONVENTION, for the purpose of
nominating one candidate for state Sinator, for
one year, to fill the unexpired Lam 'of Russell
Errett, resigned, and six candidates for Assem
bly. And ,
Two other delegates from each to the JUDI
CIAL CURVE!. TIUN, to nominate one candi
date for Judge of the District Court, and one can
didate for Judke of the Court of Common Pleas,
and elect eight delegates to represent the county
in the Republican State Convention:
These Conientioni wlil sevcrally mett, in the
city Of Pittsburgh, on
TUESDAY. JUNE 1,11169,
At Il o'clock A. Y , at tbe following ptates
The COUNTY CONVENTION will meet at the
Tie LEGISLATIVE CONMITION will melt
at orrY HALL, on. Market street. And
me.ttanctAL CO N VENTION will meet
ta 1111130111 C HALL, on Fifth avenue, between
Wood and Smithfleld streets.
The eleition of delegates will be held between
the bone of, ik and 7 o'clock and will be
held, as far as practicable, by the Republican
members of the election, boards in the several
districts; and in those districts where the Repub
lican election officer* are a minority of cherega
lar election boards, the said officer* are author
ized to appoint enough additional officers to com
plete the board.
Thevoting in the cities and borough* shall, in
all cases, be by ballot, and in the - townships by
The President of each Coivention will appoint
a COmmittee of three, the three Committees thus
appointed to meet together, as soon as practica
ble after the adjournment of the Conventions,
and appoint a County Committee for the ensuing
By order of the County Committee.::
RUSSELL EBBETT, Chatriean.
JOHN a. BTHWANT, &Cretan'. • •
WE P PRINT on the 'inside pages of
this morning's Gearyric—Beeond page:
Poetry, Penneyivanici and Ohio Eons,
Beal Estate Transfers.. Third and Sixth
pages: Commercial, Pinandat, Mown
tae and River News, Markets, Imports.
Stventh pade: ,The London Press on the
ilittheena (fielfins, Irief Telegrams.
PETROLEUM at Antwerp, 51}f.
U. S. , ISONDS at Fnuikfort, 84.
Glom): closed in New York yesterday
at, 1884. , '
Ix is reported that a Papal Ntuacio is to
be sent to the United States, as soon as
the President shall avow.his readiness to
SECRETARY Bourwm. quietly informs
Wall strget that, in many things for
which the street complains, he is only
doing openly what was secretly . done : by
GILBERT M. MCMASTER, ESQ., an able
andhighly respected member , of the Al
legheny county bar, will be-a`candidate
for Anlembly' nomination at the: forth
coming Republican Convention.
Tint crawford i journa/ announces that
the coal•miners of the ShenangO region
(bliuminous) are out on a strike. No
particulars are given, but Lire Tourna/
presumes the strike to be general.
. 'Taw other. JOHNSON yesterday bade an
effectionate farewell to the English Queen,
and bowed himself out of Windsor Castle
with a broken heart. He ,returns to
America forthwith, to receive the condo
lences of his friend from irtmneilsee, and
of the late Senator Sprague.
The &8t through-train, over the Pacific
Railways left Omaha on the 12th. Among
its passengers were the Railwai Com
missioners who were to niake their final
"spection of the line. I Another Com
inisaion is hereafter to'inakt) up for all their
oversights and short•comings. ; ,
TEE Balemcni and Potomac Railway
has obtained, from one branch of the Bal
timore City Councils, an .unanimous vote
!eying, to it the right-of;wity thiough that
city This is expected to seOurp an un
broken. through line to i'FaiddilEtort, for
and the Northam Cential Compardes.
In inn English -ParliaMeit' yesterday,
Earl Ruamum and others demanded that
the Uovernment declare its policy, to
wor,ds Irelan4, and thus put an end to
the outrages there. After debate and
without receiving any satisfaction the •
subject was dropped. • . • -
Tsut Governor of this Common Wealth
Ma' appointed, in pursuance to low,
commission to establish, in co-operation.
with the State of Delaware, the unsettled
boundary line between, the two States.
Our CortM : gisloners are Messrs. 8.
Moises, Or . PhlbidelPlha, and Jam=
WostuaLL, of 41alviAinug.
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IT is said that Minister Moan's is to be
re-called from Constantinople, upon the
ground that he has identified himself
with Russian - interests to a degree offen
sive to the Porte. His course in securing
petitions for his retention in the office,
from the Greek merchants of Stamboul,
has also given umbrage at Washington.
Secretary Fish don't like Greek gifts.
ScAnosLous statements are current,
of the most disgraceful conduct of certain
officers of the army in Alaska. The corn.
pletion of the Pacific railway ought to
bring the most distant of the public 'ser
vents on that coast with' the close super
vision of their superiors t Washington.
The current charges are Itc, and in!
volve the grossest misco duct. We do
not think the government c ignore them.
DE. C: C. BzerrY, of S'
presented to the Union :1
ty, forty-five acres of
the present cemetery
handsome gift .will be
farther promised donati
With the aid of a small
scription from other citize
cent donation will result
improvement of that int •
of the city.
WE would suggest to • e Committees
having in charge the ar •gementa for
Decoration day,ihat they should appoint
Committees of ladies to -operate with
them, thus availing the "selves of the
advantages of female taste, and publicly
acknowledging the right of that sex to
a full share in rende ring tribute to
those whose wants, when alive, they so
faithfully ministered to. We may state
in thia connection, that in Cincinnati a
Committee of more than twehundred
ladies has been appointed, to assist in the
arrangements tot decorating the graves in
the one cemetery of Spring Grove.
Cummrrarsto, Md., elects a Republican
Mayor by 94 majority over ROMAN, the
popular and wealthy Democratic candi
date. The city gave 297 majority for
SETuotrit and Bum. The Republicans
elected one-thiid of the Council. The
people are weary of an expensive and in
efficient Democratic rule. Westminister.
in the game . State, which gave Stmeotrn
184 majority, I llso elected a Repub li cin
Mayor, and four-fifths Republican
council, last ! week. Our Mends are
quite right in' regarding these "straws"
as significantly encouraging for the fu
ture of Maryland. The XVth Article will
bring out the State all right.
Tim Democratic members of the House
of Representatives of Indiana have again
fled before the XVth Amendment, and
resigned their positions 'rather than
squarely meet -the issue. In the Sen
ate the same game was attempt
ed, but a quorum was kept with
bolted doors and • 'the measure passed
by a triumphant vote. The moral cow
ardice of the - bolters, their lack of back
bone, and inexpressible littleness of spirit,
make them conspicuous objects for pity
rather than scorn. They will accom
plish nothing by their trickery, for with
out Indiana enough States will ratify the
amendment to make it the law'Of the
FROM New York, by . Pittsburgh, Chi
cago and Omaha, to Ban Francisco, the
distance is stated at 3,160 . miles. The
route, irom Chicago west is common to
several competing trunk-lines, but thence
eastward to New York, the Pittsburgh
route is the shortest by sixty-one miles.
.ONAILA TO 81N intAxcisco,
• El , stanco . Elevation
from 4Jmoda above &ea.
... —mile.. t 67 feet.
45 " 1.215 "
91' 456 e.
ifiiiiief -' ' - iii ". 'i: Fii 0.
liortW,Ylatte 291 . 0 2.830
Jtileaburg - 377 ." 3,551 .'
Cheyenne 517 " 6,062
bberman, 811M.alt of Black
Hills 549 " 3,22 '
Laramie 102 •• . 7,134 "
Benton 695 • . 7,534 "
Green Hirer.— 844 " 6.092
Bryan 1 857 " 5,210 "
_Pmt Bridger 911. ' 0.644 ..
4a o Canton ''.
Zd uutli or WeberCanon...l,o3 " 4,4G2
Ogden .1,11:C ' • •
Summit of Promontory.
Runge • LOE4 " 4 932 "
...1,113 • • 4US "
...1,253 •• 5,650
...1.534 " 4,047 •
• ..1,534 •• 4.21- ••
.• 7,042 "
...,1.670 '• 5,950 A .
• 3,675 "
..1,703. •-• 2,448
Humboldt Lake -
Big bowl Truckee—.
Truckee - River ..
Btu:omit of Slam—
ban Franc oi
Chleizo to* Sninelsco..2, 372
THE EIMBE A NUT NHELL.
A large part of the reeent coal-boat
wrecks at the Steubenville Bridge has
been removed by the powerful steamer
Ajax, after five hours' work. The wreck
e,d property was valued at $6,500.' In
this connection, a letter dated "Pitts
burgh, May's''69," to a gentleman -of
St. Louts, puts the following strong point:
The question is not so much the capa
city of boats to tow, where they have the
naturalriver -free, as it is the proper
quantity they should take for the special
purpose of ranging between bridge piers.
It is my opinion tnat, with a few, more
bridges the amount of coal allowable
for a b oat to tow safely. will be negated
by thelnidges altogether. The amount
to be taken from Pittsburgh to below, the
Steubenville bridge is now regulated, for
larger boats, by that bridge. The bridges
appear to reduce the isafe•carrying capa
city by fully a half. Enough, probably.
of a reduction in case of a number •of
bridges to so reduce profits as to eventu
ally destroy the business. T. p. n.
A COMFORTABLE PROSPECT.
The Alabama business has an ugly
look; the Cuban inibroglio is not more
thamitalf settled to the public satisfaction;
we wo u
ld like to hear Offhwer
tion Yn\ W e lotto ',Ethel States ; _gm near
Nettle Rallwaj /a not built ai*jvelt as
should be; Itald4 1 :0 1 10 1 0,:0*:'1 5 :e
te'see it;'3lo4llltriMairt money markets
,BURGH GAZET.I.e.: FRIDAY. MAY 14, 18614.
are tighter than is comfortable for , our
an'fin ciers ; and It costs all of us, the peo
ple, more than we would wish, for the ex
pense of otir, daily living. There are
quite too many Republicans hunger
ing and thirsting after office, and
tie Democrats exhibit a very in
decorous degree of spiteful chagrin
Ilcause they can get no offices at all.
the political, financial and social aline
n be tad, it ia well to reflect that it
might be far worse than it is, and that
the people are not without some substan
tial consolations in their unpleasant es
tate. For 'example, there is no doubt
that the wheat harvest of 1869, upon this
North. American continent,—which has
already opened in the States of the Gulf,
and is steadily marching Northward, so
that another sixty days will com
plete it in the farthest Northwest—gives
all promise or being the most bountiful
harvest, and of the most perfect grain,
that the continent has ever known.
From every quarter of the, land comes one
tudform story: - the breadth of ground
sown is greater, and the appearance of
the fast maturing crop is more flattering
than ever yet before gladdened the far
mers' eyes. In quantity and quality,
this year's wheat will be altogether un
precedented. Seven weeks from to-day
will see the whole crop in stack or shock,
as far north as the south line of Wiscon
sin, and less than one additional month
will usher in the "harvest home" of the
remotest Northern State. 1
day, of that
rid." , adjoining
followed by a
t n of $4,000.
s, this munitl
i a conspicuous
We can bear all other plagues, when
bread is plenty and cheap. And that'
good time is coming nearer and nearer.
With cheaper bread, every other sort of
food will be cheaper too,_ and so the great
wheat-harvest of 1869 will usher in a pe
riod of more plenteous abundance than
the country has enjoyed for the ten years
past. Herein, too, we shall have the end
for much of the embarrasments under
which the business of the country-has so
long suffered. For the wealth,thus yield
ed by the earth to the labors of the hus
bandman, is a solid creation which
shall impart the long-needed vitality to
an impaired and languishing trade. It
will afford the only - reliable basis for a
prosperous industry, and will bless al
classes and conditions of the people;
whether producers or consumers, in the
final restoration to the land of a healthier
and sounder condition of all its material
and social Interests. Wages and work
will be the easier adjusted to each other,
the poor can once more live as well as
the rich, social problems which have an
noyed us of late years will finally disap
pear, and with them all complaints of
"hard times," in the bounteous crops of
'69 which this great wheat harvest is just
Will these prove false prophSciest
THE ISSUES IN VIRGINIA.
The election to be ordered in Virginia
will turn, in effect, altogether upon the
adoption or rejection of the following
clauses in the,,new Constitution. These
are the only sections ba, be submitted, to
separate votes. The attempt to secure
distinct action, upon another clause mkt
ing to the organization of townships and
counties, has not been approved by the
President The only separnte votes and
the only contest will be on the two sec
tions below, the Constitution, with or
without them, being certain of a general
The following is the fourth clause or
the first sectionof the third article, which
covers the disfranchisement:
“Every person who has been a Senator
or Representative in Congress, or elector
of President or Vice President, or who
held any , office civil or military under the
United States, or under any State. who,
having previously taken an oath as a
member of Congress or as an officer of
the United States, or as a member of a
State I.?gislature, or as an executive or
judicial officer of any State, Shill have
engaged in insurrection or rebellion
against the same, of given aid or con
tort to the enemy - thereof. This clause
shall include the following officers: Gov
ernor, Lieutenant Governor,, Secretary
of State, Auditor of Public Accounts,
Second Auditor, Register of the Public
Land Office, State Treasurer, Attorney
General, Sheriffs Sergeant of a city or
town, Commissioner of the Revenue,
County Surveyor, Constables, Overseers
of the Poor,Commissioner of the Board
of Public orks, Judges of the Supreme
Court, Judges of the Circuit Court, Judge
of the Court of Hustings, Justices of the
County Courts, Mayor, Recorder, Alder
man. Councilman of a city or town, Cor
oners, Executors, Inspectors of - Tobacco
and Flour, and Clerks of the Supreme,
District, Circuit and. County Courts, and
of the Court of Hustings, and Attorneys
for the Commonwealth, provided that
the Legislature may, by a vote of three
flubs of both BOIIBEIS, remove the disabil
ities incurred by this clause from any
person included therein by a separate
vote on each case.”
The teat oath feature, which is the sev
enth section of the third article, is as fol
' , ln addition to the foregoing oath of
office, - the Governor, Lieutenant-Gov
ernor, members of the General Assem
bly, Secretary of State, Auditor of Pub
lic' Accounts, State Treasurer, Attorney
General, and all persons elected to any
Convention to frame a Constitution for
this State, onto amend or revise this Con
stitution in any manner, and Mayor or
Council of any city or town, shall, before
they enter on the duties of ' their respec
tive offices. take and subscribe the fol
lowing oath or affirmation, providing the
disabilities therein contained may be in.
divldnally removed by a three-lifths vote
of the General Assembly: -, do
solemnly swear, or affirm, that I have
never voluntarily borne arms against
the United States since I have been a cit
izen thereof; that, I have veoluntarily
given no aid, countenance, counsel or
encouragement to persons engaged in
armed hostility thereto; that i have
never sought qr accepted, nor attempted
to exercise the :functions of any office
whatever under any authority, or pre
tended-atithOrity-iribistility to the Uni
ted States: that I have not yielded a vol
untary support to any pretended Govern=
Mont, auttioritY, power or,: Conititution
within the United States hostile or laud.
cal theitto: And I do' fitrther tweet' or
and ability, I will en pport and defend the
Constitution of the United States against
all enemies, foreign and domestic; that
I will bear true and faithful allegiance
to the same; that I have taken this obli
gation freely, 'without any mental reser
vation or purpose of evasion; and that I
will well and faithfully discharge the
duties of the office on which I am about
to enter, so help me God.' "
The above oath must also be taken by
all city and county officers, before enter
ing upon their duties, and by all other
Mato_ officers not included in the above
provision. State officers only will be
chosen. The Iconstitution itself will pro
vide fo ra Congressional election in No
vember. A. new and complete registra
tion of vOtersis to be made forthwith.
THE DETECTIVE SYSTEM.
"Set a rogue to. catch a rogue" and the
chances are that the end will be fully ac
c,omplished. The man who has black
ened his own soul with crime has better
knowledge of that side of humanity en
gage& in nefarious callings. He his made
;study himself of the science of law eve
on and knows full well how best the
agents of Justice can be foiled and frus
trated. He has knowledge of the haunts of
criminals, their plans °faction, and taking
advantage of that spirit of honor which is
supposed to hold thieves in hsrmoni, can
ingratiate himself into their good graces,
learn their schemes - , entangle them in
I their own meshes, and, when all is ready,
betray them to the authorities and pocket
the reward of his treachery. In isolated
cases the employment of a thief to catch
a thief is a wise and shrewd' thing oa the
part of the Government, but when whole
organized bands of rogues and rascals are
clothed with authority to take care of the
interests of linstice, there is much fear
that the grossest abuses will follow the
power delegated to then," and that the
very systermunder whio , l.hey act will be
made a great cloak unroll which they can
fatten and grow rich from their own . db=
honesty and crime-
It is within the recollection of many of
our readers, that, during the coin period
of our country, a gang of authorized de
tectives—thieves elevated from their pro
per rank into officers of the United States,
suddenly amassed wealth by levying
black mall on honest men whom they had
seduced into handling bogus moneys
made and fliruished by -the detectives,
and then seized upon as evidence of guilt
by other members of the ring. ~, The
unfortunate victim had no resource
but to pay large amounts to hush the
matter or'go into court to battle against
direct and damning testimony, gathered
by the rogues who had set the trap and led
him step by step'from an honett business
into dishonest practices. How many men
were cast into prison cells by dishonest,
detective bureaus, the members of which
deliberately plotted against their purses
and liberty, we do not know, but the
number was large.
The Secret Service Department of. the
Government has not been without expo.
rience in the detective! business, and 'we
are glad to note the recommendation of
the Solicitor of the Treasury. Department
for a thorough reform in this direction.
He wisely suggests that the business of
discovering the violators of law should
be entrusted to honest men and not_ to
thieves and scoundrels, as has in large
measure been the practice. Such reform
will be hailed with unmeasured delight
by all who haie,watched the progress of
the detective system in this country.
Even if a fewer number of rogues be
brought to justice than• heretofore, the
,Government can feel that its interests are
not in the hands of dishonest men
who care more for personal aggran
dizement than for the bringing to punish
ment of offeudeis. Nine ouy of ev e ry ten
of the so-called detectives in the country,
will not hesitate to share in the plunder
and permit the robber to eticape; fewlf
any are too honest to Col:Milt crime, and
none are actuated by ncoroictentious de
sire to put an _end to tranagressions
against the law. The whole system is
rotten and demoralizing, and we hope the
.Department will abandon it,
and that the good example thus set will
be generally followed by State and •Muni
cipal Governments for if penitentiaries
received all deserving a, place within their
walls there would be few secret detectivei
prowling at large in search of prey and
victims. , . . .
We find the tllowing in our exchanges,
as the expression of the President of the
Philadelphia; Wilmington and Baltimore
Railioad, concerning steel rails : .
"The first steel rail imported has al
ready worn out sixteen iron rails, and
we have not now any reason that the
latter invoices are of an inferior quality.
But'there is great fear:on my, part that
railroad companies will themselves tempt
steel-makers to send a Poor article by
buying the:cheapest—first cost' only con
sidered—as they, did with the Iron mas
ters. It rests with railroad men to keep
steel rails good by buying no poor ones.
"We try steel with the chisel for hard-.
ness ' with the trip-hammer for teughness '
and for strength with the '2-240 pound
drop fifteen feet, the rail resting on sup
porters "three feet apart. Rigid inspec
tion, make no holes, or, at all events, no
putinhed holes, In the rails. Punching
is bid enough for iron, but death to steel.
"W4 - 011 - Friday• last, dropped _outl
- 'trip' twenty feet upon a steel
'rail resting on supports three feet, apart.
- The rail was merely bent. I have in my
office a steel rail twisted cold, into a regu
lar spiral of one entire turn to two , feet
in length, without crack or flaw.
Eitensive prepAwatione are being
made for , she Commercial Convention at
Memphis on the 18th hut Alleteamboate
and railroads millpute delegAiia free and
litigators at half...far& A large numbe r of
rooms. etol/ Utei itar?p. ,
—John Jayhelps, one of the most
irominent t cit zens of New York city,
ctied'hn Wedn sday.
Vr—Thecilist hipment of goods to San
Prancisoo--by he Pacific railroad from
Philadelphia as made Wednesday.
~...-r-The Georgia railroad convention has
Instructed the i Directors to extend the
Athens branch to Knoxville, so as to
iceet the road from Cincinnati.
? —lsaac Hirsh, a citizen of Rondont,
Was robbed of 41,750 in greenbacks, on
Wednesday, at the railroad station in
Poughkeepsie,l New York.
—The St. Louis and Illinois Bridge
Company corn enced operations on the
Illinois side o the river on Wednesday.
Boring began hick will be continued
until rock is reached upon which to lay
the foundation of the shore abutment.
--S. C. Good win, of the firm of Goodwin
& Co., druggists, iloston, was found dead
on the aidewak of Amity street, New
York, Wednes ay evening. His death
is supposed to have resulted from apo
—Marshal Barlow s earched the
steamer Quaker City, at New York, yes
terday, but nothing of a contraband na
ture was found. She is still closely ,
watched by the revenue cutter McCul
loch. The Quaker City w4gi purchased
by an English merchant . for the Rio
Janeiro trade, but the transformation of
a portion of her hold into what resep3-
bias a mattazh2e keeps suspicion alive as
to her destination.
—The, flouring mill and saw mill at
tached, about thirty miles west of St.
Louis, belonging to F. Eickerman, were
entirely destroyed . by tire Wednesday
night. Loss, thirty-eight thousand dol
lars ; insured for twenty-five hundred in
each of the folltiwing companies : Globe,
Citizens, Western, Commercial and At
!antic, of St. Lolls, Sangamon, of Spring
tield,,lllinois, S ate Fire, of Cleveland,
and North Brill h, of Liverpool. ..-
-The American Bible Society held its
63ii anniversary at New . York, on Mon
day. The annual reports show the re
ceipts $731,700. Total amount of books
printed during the year in the Bible
HOuse ;,081,820; in foreign lands 262.-
000: entire circulation, 1,386,861. Vol
unies of books - sold 929,000; gratu
itous distributions and appropria
tions amount in value to $lBl,BBl, of
wwhits72,7l2 were for foreign lands. The
rest°l tion of the Bible Society in the
Bout ern States has been accomplished.
;,Theresupply of the whole country with
bibles has been conducted with success.
During the past three years 1,800,000
families were visited, and 175,000 bibles
distributed. Important plans are on foot
for enlarging the work of the Society
at home and abroad. The.zeport shows
a year of unusual activity and prosperity
for the Society. Geo. H. Stuart, in
owing that the reports be printed, gave
an account of the presentation of a copy
of the Bibla to General Grant, on which
occasion the latter called his family
around, and declared_ the book sbould
be handed down as an heir
loom. Resolutions were adopted
urging the distribution of the Bible in
Spain, Mexico and other Catholic coun
tries, declaring the influence of Chris
tianity on civilization is explicable ,only
by' the fact that the Bible is a di
vine revelation, and alluding to
the good effect likely to spring
from the t nslation of the Scriptures
in Chinese. At a business meeting the
following m nagers were eleeted: Rich
ard T. Hain a, James Donaldson,Chas.
N. Talbot, A. P. Cummings, in. H.
Aspinwall, I Wm. G. Lambert, Isaac
.odell, Stephen Crowell and Jno. H. Earl.
I • , Amusements.
OrnE.A puss.—This evening Tony
Dealer,the Clown in telinmpty Dumpty,"
takes a benefit at the Opera House, on
whkh occasion, in addition to the regular
bill, a host of novelties will be presented.
PITTSBURGH THEATRE.—The ' , Forty
is drawing large houses st the
Pittsbrirgli Theatre. The piece is a spec
taclai burlesque of a highly deserving
character, and is put upon the stage en
tirely regardless of expense.
OLE Bum..—Many of our readers who
enjoy good music will be gratified to
learn that the world renowned and cele
brated violinist, Ole Bull, assisted by
Mks Barton, • Mr. McDonald and Mr.
Martens, will give taro grand concerts at
the. Academy of Music, on the 18th and
19th instant. ;. The sale of seats will com
mence Friday, May 14th, at ten o'clock,
at Mellor's music store.
THE AoAtionty was again crowded
by a very lte, enthusiastic audience
last evening, witness the fourth repre
sentation of the “Renegade of the Poto
mac," and the applause with which it
was received indicated, unmistakably,
that the efforts of the performers were
properly appreciated. That all may
hate an opportunity to see this thrilling,
national drama, it has been concluded
to un it a portion of next week, while
thelnatinee on Saturday afternoon has
also been determined upon: The soldiers
orphans from the Home on Bluff street
havh keen invited and will be there.
Parents who object to their children
being out at nights will, by this arrange
ment,have a good opportunity togratify
theni,,:fwhioh we hope and expect to see
them:improve.. Oa this occasion there
should not be a seat unoccupied.
A Heavy FaU.
Maurice Macs, recently employed at
the 'Grain Elevator, was drinking yester
day, and last night went into the build
ing to sleep and locked the door on the
inside. A few moments later the eight
watchman came around and hearing a
noise in the building tried the door,
but!could not get it open. He then went
to a window at the back part of the build
ing; through which be effected an en
trance. when he discoyend a man in one
of the hoppers. He called an officer; and
with the aid of an iron hook they fished
him out. It appears Mack had been
asleep, -and waking up about twelve
o'clock felt cold and started to go to the'
engine house, when he feU into the hop
per, which Ibrtunately was partial ly
filled with grain, As it was, however,
he fell over fifteen feet. Maurice was
taken in custody by the officer, and con
veyed to the lock-up. .
Itis stated in fashionable circles thSt
an accomplished lady of this city, the
widow of a once well known mannfactur
er,, yis shortly to belled to the altar as a
bride. , by a French nobleman of high
caste in his native country. The
lady, who is very wealthy, spent a
tong. time with her family . in Paris,
where her lover was found and ac
cepted. The titled suitor is now
in our city, and the weddingviill shortly
be celebrated in a befitting style. While
we think it an occasion for international
jealousy that a foreigner shlould carry
away to his native clime an esteemed
member of local society, still we are hap
py to say the lady's daughter an *doom
plished and beauttfUl belie, him accepted
4.wOrthy. Pittsburgh gentleman ' as ' • her
• partnerfor end that the double tied_
dinicituiatron and maiden may *tartly'
iihge3ivatag4f.l-,, -3 ,el+ 'loett•
- ;nr ;: c ; • •
4 4 t ,
Yeatefday morning an officer, while
conducting a negro woman to jail who
had been attending the Mayor's Morning
Court, was thrown into a mortar bed.
He started from the watch house with hie
prisoner, who walked along quietly
and ipeacaably.until she arrived op
a mortar bed on Smithfield
stree . when she seized hold or
the officer and .threw him flit an
his ack In the mortar bed. The af
fair created quite a laugh, and the officer
not relishing the amusement, `as it was
all at his expense, attempted to retaliate
bv throwing his prisoner in the bed he
hid just emerged from. She was not in
clined to lie in that bed; being much
larger than the officer, gave him a severe
body beating, after which she accompani
ed him quietly to the jail.
Gov. Curtin will leave on the 16th of
June for St. PetersbUrg. Gen. Clay hai
written that he will remain until Curtin
Sekerai New York politicians are stv
ting positively that Secretary Seward has
bought an interest in an evening paper
there, and will soon assume its political
The President has decided to appoint
Hon. Ben. Wade one of the Government
Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad.
The present indications are that Henry
Pierce, of Boston, will be appointed Min
ister to the Sandwich Islands. A man
named Hutchison, of Arkansas, was
nominated, but not confirmed at the last
session of the Senate. The State De
partment,on further consideration, thinks
the appointment was not a very good one,
hence the new selection.
The members of the Indian ring are in
the greatest excitement over the Indian
military appointments. The censure of
the Administration is loud and deep, and
the assignment of the officers is regarded
with the severest reprehension. The
President, however, appears to, be totally
unmoved by the remonstrances and rep
resentations made to him on the subject,
and will not be driven from his course of
inaugurating a sweeping reform in this
branch of the service by any amount of
political wire-Pulling or manceuvering,
The whole Indian business has, he says, I
been so mismanaged. that any change
will be for the better.
Information received here to-day, by
the Governnient, from sources which leave
little room for doubt, shows that the Cu.
ban insurgents are not making any head
way, that the Spanish army will in a very
short time put an end to the insurrection,
and that nothing remains of the 'Cuban
forces but detached parties acting all guer
rillas. This is not the Spanish side of
the story, but the statement of an agent
of our Government in Cuba, who has
been a close observer of affairs there. It
is proper to say, howeVer, that the Cuban
partizans in this city deny the reports that
the insurgents are exhausted, and z •
that the agent has informed himself onl
on one side of the question, and that he
knows nothing of the resources of . the
—A. dispatch, dated Wednesday, from
Sacramento announces the arrival in that ,
city of Springfield, Masi., cars, whick
were the first to cross the continent.
THE REASON WHY • • 1
Dr. Kevser's Blood Searcher is the best. It is
computed that a man's system undergoes three
times a year, that is every four months, a radical •
and thorough chabge, that is, that at the end of
that time nothing remains in the system of the
material of which it was composed before that:
'time. The eliminating organs carry out' the.
worn.out and used.up material. and new rustier
is made to take its place and carry on the work-,
rugs of the human organism. The costar four
incieths treatment in this way woidd : not -as the
outside be morethan•ten dollars, and freelhentl7l
the fenettonsof life have in activity and- vigor -
.mparted sufficient to renew them by tke use of
one bottle, cristiag only one dollar. No organ of
the body but will be benelltted by such if procesa.'
The liver, the stomach, the kidneys; the skin:-
the lungs, are all. as it were,-made over &Kahl
by the impetus given to the stomach and diges
tive system—old and prostrated people whose!
systems had begun to langulah and decay. have
been - restored by DR. KEYSER'S BLOOD'
SEARCHER to youthful - health and vigor.
Especially is this medicine suitable at this.
mason - of the year, when the dormant
powers of- life, Use all the rest- of nature are
emerging from the chilling,and torpid state
usual to the cold and wintry months...• Re
know very well that all advertised medicines are
apt to be regarded , as useless and nugatory, but
with DR. .118,YSER'S BLOOD SEARCHER we '
feel perfectly secure in the promise that it =lit
do good. Country merchants and thoee who sup.
ply others with needful things for their wants '.
cannot confer a greater service than to keep' s• '
few bottles of tills 'valuable medicine on their.
shelves to supply, their want,. Dr. Keyser will - -
take back every half dozen that remains unsold i i
It at the same time affords the merchant
good praflt, and to those who : -need it, It is of
more value than silver and gold, for what can. be
of more value to man than 'a . medicine which carl
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one bottle of Dr. Keyser's Blood Searcher Utley
need such a medicine, and we will guirantee sat
isfaction. 'ln order, however, not to be disap- -
pointed,let them : buy none but that which has Dr
Kevser's name over the cork and blown in the
bottle, and in that way the Doctor will hold
• Selfresponsible for its results when the direc thmi
are closely foltowed. . _ • «
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DR. KEY,SER , B OONATLTATION ROOMS.
NO. 130 PENN , SPURT, FROM 10 A. 11.
UNTIL 4. P. M.
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endowed by nature with a oat taro negative.pow.p .
Or, which nrotscts Diem, to some exte n t,fr om an .
vrholesome influences' but this protection Is ina* ,
perfect. and cannot be oxtail rollo4 on -in iiii-
healthy. regions, or under 01TC00istances of more , ,
than ordinary danger. Therefore, it la wisdom • .
, . ;
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it is pradence; it is Common Sense' ti proilde
&induct such oont !Agencies, \bf taking an, ANSI
noritte ADY.AXCZ; lo other words , by forttrying .
the system with HOSTETTER'S STOMACH Brr-
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the epidemic sad en ende maladies that has ever '
been administered In any country. As a remedy -
for Dyspepsia,. there Is no medicine that will'
compare with It. 'Whoever suffers the bangs. of •' t
Mdt. estion, anywh.re on the face of the earth
where HO.iTETTER'S STOMACH Be TESS can
be p °cm ea, does £0 voluntarily; for, as surely' , •
as tr th exists, this valuable Tonic er d Atratts- '
TM ) oald restore his disordered stomato a -
healthy condition. To the nervous it is 'al es
pecial* recommended, and in cases of contl ed
constipation it eh ~ a llords speedy and permanent
relief. lrt all cases of fever and agne the• BIT
TER'S Is more potent than anYamount - of quinine,
while the most dangerous oases of olilioes fever'
yield to , Its wonderful' properties.• These whit
have tried the medicine will never use aaother; "
loran," of the ailments vsbteti• *the :110$TErrlin
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Inverted made the exosiiment we coidiallyno.' '.
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