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The. Camp Meeting season is fully in
augurated throughout the country. Most
of the meetings in this immediate neigh
borhood commenced Wednesday and
Thursday of this week. Three are now
in progress in this county, two of them
'within a few miles of this city, near Me.
.Meesport and at Leetsdale, near Sewick•
ley. During the month of August most
of these gatherings in the leafy groves
will take place, and a few will be held
early in September. While the same rea
sons do not exist for holding these meet
ings, as when they were first originated
by the Methodists and Presbyterians, and
verhaps were in favor with other denom
inations, yet there is sufficient justifica
tion for observing this timehonored cus
tom, at least our Methodist friends think
-no. Among the prominent reasons of
fered, in addition to the arguments al
ways advanced in favor of them, is that
it affords the only opportunity* to multi
tudes to recuperate their physical powers,
at a trifling expense, and among associa
tions thoroughly imbued with a religious
clement. It is- argued, too, that even
larorkily.mhided persons, who attend, are
constantly surrounded with good
influences of a public or private
character, and cannot fail to feel the
effects.. The consecutive religions services
naturally spiritualize the mind of attend
ants at these meetings, unless persons ab
sent themselves wholly from them. It
is contended also by the advocates of
these meetings—good and faithful mem
bers of the Church, that in the use of the
consecutive means of grace, morning,
afternoon, and night, with the social re
ligions element otherwise, that their at
tention is taken off temporalities, and
they become more fully imbued with
divine things, and thus believers are
quickened into a more active faith, and
more zealous and laborious in promoting
the Kingdom of Christ among men. Then
the aggregatien of religions feeling, un
der the blessing of God, becomes a power
in co-operating.-with the Divine 'Spirit in
awakening the unconverted to a sense of
their condition. We are glad to see that
the authorities of the City Camp Meeting,
near Tarentum, hive requested the rail-
Xoad companies not to run trains on Sun-
day, and' to close the grounds against
- A movement is about being made to
stc.rt a new Presbyterian paper in Chi
cago, representing the interests of the
' The Catholic Telegraph at Cincinnati
-Calls the American common school sys
tem a social cancer, and thinks until it is
•Otivered t9pleces, modern paganism will
At the late monthly meeting of the
Managers of the American Bible Society,
over ten thousand volumes of the Word
•of God 'were granted to various benevo
lent objects, beaides an appropriation of
one thousand dollars for printing the
Book of Psalms in modern Greek, in
According to the Independent, the Re
forined (Deitch) Church is not enjoying
the same prosperity the, last as the pre
vious year. Statistics show four hun
dred and thirty-eight churches, being ten
less than last year, and nearly one thou
sand accessions to the churches less than
during the previous, year. #otwith
. standing -this fact, our observations
...I:gleaned from various sources indicate
thst, that Church never in its history
seemed to be more aggressive in Church
- work, and fully abreast with the tirr . es, as
this time. The Chliatian Intent
:o=er, the able organ of that denomina
tion, indiciies that fact very clearly in
its representations of the various depart
_ meats of the Church.
From the same source we are informed
- that the Old School Presbyterian General
_ Amenably. in 1842 decided by a clear
majority that marriaze with a deceased
wife's sister is "forbidden by the law of
God." In 1845 R denied the validity of
the Roman Catholic baptism; and in 1849
• -condemned the practices of sitting in
~pester and reading of sermons—prac•
, bees that are still indulged in by multi
-. Wes in the present day. All these are
virtindly repealed by the act of union.
In these days of attempts to promote
the temperance cause", Sunday School in
struction is pro Posed as a preventive of
intemperance. The positive influence of
. "'Sunday: Schools is Often vary great in this
•'• direction. An instance is given by an
exchange of the organization of a Sunday
School in Tennessee 'where within a
_radius of one mile were four distilleries
in full blast. Now all four are broken up.
'The owner of one of them was heard to
say: • "That Sunday School was too
much for me."
The Contimercial Adtierttser of New
York says the Young Men's Christian
_Association of that city hive resolved to
open their..,library .and reading rooms
crier,/ day daring the - sunamer. We pre=
same this includes Stinday.
The tnitaritui paper, thinks
i-she reason why liberal ldeas do not spread
-• In Nei Jersei, le 'that '
lenders have not; settled• there, and
for this reason-ignorance abounds on
every hand. it happens that Methodists
• abound in that benighted land, and it says
that such ,people make • good Methodists,
but not tinitarians. They can understand
• st religion of feeling, but a religion of
thinking is , quite beyond their grasp. We
have obsrrved of laieyears that'the feo•
Jag eltinent is growin4 ; among eyangeu.
cal Christians of all denominations, who
are quite as intellectual as /12 , era/ Chris
tians. This charge will sound strange to
our Methodist friende, especially as they
claim to be abreast of the times in educa
tional matters, and not without some rea-
According to the Friend's Review, to
publish that a Friend wii/ preach at a giv
en time, is not only inconsistent with
their profession, but, an implied presump
tion on the future, and is liable to the
apostle's rebuke, "Whereas ye know not
what shall be on the morrow."
The Society for the Increase of the
Ministery, under the control of the Pro•
testant Episcopal Church, has granted aid
from its funds, since last October, to one
hundred and sixty young men. New ap
plications are constantly rectived ,from
candidates. The Society needs full three
thousand dollars each month to carry on
its work successfully.
Considerable attention is given to the
question of the election of elders for a
term of years among the Presbyterians.
Even the United Presbyterians are dis
posed to Investigate the merits of the pro
posed change, at least it would appear so
from the fact, that a member of the Pres
bytery of Monongahela was appointed to
preach before the Presbytery at its next
meeting on the following subject, viz:—
"Should a ruling elder exercise his office
in any particular congregation an in
definite time without re-election by the
The Presbyterian in an article entitled
"Oar Churches," represents that the
moneyed congregation in the Old School
Chuich, as far as the last year's contribu
tions show, is the First Church, New
York. Its column foot up $141,729, of
which only $9,587 were for its own con
gregational purposes. The pastor is Rev.
Dr. Paxton, formerly of this city.
How Jim Wicker'. Head Got Bald.
JIM Wicker was a comical-looking fel
low, with a very young face; but by rea
m of having no hair,
he looked very
old frorkhis eyebrows all the way round
to the back of his neck. He was very
sensitive about the defect, and was some
what celebrated, from a fight he had had
with a traveling agriculturist, who, upon
being asked by Jim "What would
the hair to grow upon his shining poll,"
was advised to "cover the top of his head
with guano, and plant it down in crab
grass.' But Jim wouldn't quarrel with
Captain Wild, for that gentleman was not
only the host of the Fairy Queen, but also
had the key of all "the retrektments" in
his possession; so without hesitation he
enlightened his auditor after this fashion:
"You see .tlid har did al ways grow
rather scarce 'bout my scalp, and I was
always rubbing one thing and another to
fotch it out, though thar was little to be
seen above ground. I'd heard of bar's
grease, and bought a gallon in bottles,
but I believe it was nothing but hog's
lard and mutton taller; so I thought.'
would have the genuine article, and I got
old Dan to go out and kill something for
my especial benefit. Dan told me it was
in the spring, and that the har was in bad
health and out -of season; but I believed
he was trying to quiz me, and wouldn't
take no for an answer. A short hunt
fotched a critter at bay, and Dan by a shot
in the vitals saved the varmint; but the
bar was in a bad condition, for he looked
as seedy as an old Canadian thistle, and
he had hardly enough in him to keep his
joints from squeaking, btit what. he did
have I got and used ; and, stranger, said
Jim, looking sorrowfully round on the
company, in two days .what bar I had,
commenced falling off, and in a week I
was bald as a gun-barrel. Dan was right;
the varmint was shedding himself, and
nothing in him but har shedding Lie, and
the consequence le, I can't in the dark
tell my head from a dried gourd, if I de
pend on feeling."
An Incident tu the Northwest.
"Carleton," who accompanied the
Northern Pacific Railroad Expedition to
the Red River last month, tells the fol
lowing story in one of his letters to the
•'Ont yonder burns a camp fire. I see
by its glimmering light a stalwart man,
with shaggy beard and slouched bat. His
features are more sunburned than my
own, which are already taking on an In- I
dian hue, and they will be still darker
before the party returns to its starting
point. The emigrant's wife sits on the
other side of the fire, and by its light I
see that she wears a faded linsey woolsey
dress, that her hair is uncombed, that she
has not given much attention to her toilet.
Two frowzy-headed children, a boy and
a girl, are romping in the grass. The
worldly effects of this family are in that
canvass-covered ox-wagon, with a chick
en coop at the hinder part and a tin kettle
dangling beneath the axle. This emi
grant has come from lowa. He is mov
ing into the valley 'to take up a claim.'
That is, he is going to select a piece of
choice land under the homestead act,
build a cabin and 'make or break in the
per-ra-ry,' he says.
"He will be followed by others. The
tide is setting on rapidly, and by the time
the railway company is ready to carry
freight there will be population enough
in this valley to support the road. We
have passed hundreds of such teams, and
we shall see other hundreds. The path
is beaten hard by the tnimpilng of hoofs
and by the footfalls of the moving mul
who, when the railroad is opened,
will be as near market as the residents of
the most favored sections of lowa. Bo
that great innovator and civilizer, the
locomotive, brings the ends of the earth
together, and peoples the principal solid
Tan New York Post says : "A friend,
who has just returned with his wife from
Newport, informs n 3 that the head waiter
at cne of the leading hotels boasted-that
his lees from guests averaged one hun
dred dollars a day. These subsidies are
for choice seats at the table, a waiter duly
instructed to look after the wants ,of the
paying customers, and somethina to eat.
The old custom of going directly from
the hotel to a restaurant to allay the
pangs of burger. which can be satisfied
by no amount of plate, plated ware, rash.
ion or style Is now , obviated by seeing
the head.wliter immediately after arri
ving at the hotel, and if he is properly
seen, earlv,•and. especially otten, the in
specting guest willoccasionally see some•
thing to eat.
PITTSBURGH GAZETIT: SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1869,
The King of the Bag-Pickers.
One of the mysterious potentates of
the gay capital of Paris shuffled off this
mortal coil' and was buried with great
pomp in that city. His funeral was plain,
but was rendered conspicuous by being
followed to the cemetery of Pere la
Chaise by one thousand two hundred
members of the rag•picking fraternity.
Pere l'Epingle, such was the assumed
name of the deceased monarch; was very
reticent respecting his personal history,
and no clue could be obtained regarding
the place of his birth or his family name.
A bundle of papers was found in his
apartment, on which was written: "To
be burnt after my death." Around his
neck he , wore a medallion, which was
found' to contain a miniature of Rachel,
the actress. Often, when the inhabitants
of the quarter where he resided were
hard pushed, he would disappear for a
time, but always returned with
plenty of money- to supply their
wants. He was a very able phy
sician, and made up his own prescrip
tions gratis. He was a great reader, and
-hisvast collection of scientific books was
always at the disposal of those who
sought knowledge. During his leisure
eveninto he gave reading lessons to all
Mei children who wished to partake of
the . He was the king of his profession
and adored iby -his subjects. All differ
enc e and disputes were submitted to his
decl lon, and all thieves,' , when detected,
wer expelled from the community. Such
was the ch , lirecter of a man generally be
loved for his sound judgment and philan
thropic principles. A few days after his
burial had taken place, the community of
the Chiffonniers of Paris elected a sue.
cessor to the vacant post of honor in. the
person of Philip le Rebouteux. Sic
Reminiscence of Longfellow.
My walk today took me through Bea
con street, and by the house which was
the residence of the late Nathan Apple
ton, the father of Longfellow's second
wife, and of Tom Appleton, one of our
Boston wits. I like this house for the
very pleasant bit of history connected
with it. Longfellow came in from Cam•
bridge the day the Fifty-fourth Regiment
left Boston, to witness the sight. He
stood at an open window of the house,
and waved with a will a large United
States flag as the regiment marched past.
"Think," said be to a friend (the late
George Sumner,) "of my waving the
stars and stripes trom a house in Beacon
street in honor of a colored regiment."
He remembered when he wrote—
Paul and Silas, la their prison.
eisrig of Christ. be Lord arisen.
And an carlhquake's arm of ?right
broke their dungeon smut at night.
'But. alas: what holy angel
Brings thn blave this glad eyange?
And bat earthquake's arm of might
Breaks his dungeon gates at night?
The "holy angel" had brought "the
glad evangel;" the "earthquake's arm
of might" had broken the "dungeon
gates," but not "at night"—in broad
day, and in view of the universe. The
fine nature of the poet appreciated the
moral as well as dramatic effect of the
spetacle. This scene in Longfellow's
life, a living poem, should be perpetuated
on canvass. A picture of our great poet,
waving the national Sag, as the first
colored regiment of the war, with the
gallant Shaw at its head, marched through
the capital of the old Bay State, would
show posterity how the best blood, the
genius and culture, of the land hailed the
golden light which ushered in our free,
bright morning.—Boaton Letter.
Professor Charles Dexter Cleveland,
whose sudden death in this city yes
terday from heart disease has been an
nounced, was born on December 2d,
1802, at Salem, Massachusetts, and was
the son of Rev. Charles Cleveland, of
Boston. During five years of his youth
ful life he was employed in a store, but in
1823 entered Dartmouth College, N. H.,
from which institution he graduated in
1827. Be was elected in 1830 Professor
of the Latin and Greek Languages in
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., and in
1832 Professor of the Latin Language
and Literature in the University of New
York. In 1834 he established in Phila
delphia a young ladies' school, which
enjoyed a high reputation for the_
thoroughness of the discipline and
the extended course of studies.
In 1861 Professor Cleveland was appoint
ed Consul at Cardiff, Wales. and after
serving tor several years resigned this
position and returned to the United
States. He subsequently re.visited. Eu
rope, and passed some time traveling
through Germany and over the continent.
He had only returned to this country a
few days before his decease. Professor
Cleveland has written and published nu
merous educational works, but is best
known for his Compendiums of English
and American Literature, and his edition
of Milton, with a copious verbal index
to alt the poems. In 1844 he wrote the
address of the Liberty party of Pennsyl
vania. to the people of the State.--Phfi
An enterprising business man of Hatt
ford, Conn., runs two branches of trade,
to wit: a grocery and fishi market; the
grocery himself, tue fish market by a
deputy, and every night the latter makes
returns of the proceeds of the day's busi
ness to the proprietor. A few days since
the grocer found in his fish market returns
a counterfeit $5 bill. He did'nt like to
lose it, and did'nt quite , want to take the
chances of trying to pass it. So he called
an old darkey who was hanging about the
premises, and said to him:
"Sam, here's ass bill that's a little
doubtful. if you'll take it and pass it,
l'il give you a dollar of the change."
"Very well," said Sam, and he took
the bill and went off. Later in the day
he returned, baying accomplished the
feat, and handt d over $4 in good money
to the grocer. That night, the grocer, in
counting the cash returns from his fish
market, was more surprised than de
lighted to find the identical five in the
"Look here," said he sharply to his fish.
market clerk, "here's a counterteit bill—
who'd ye take it ot? Dld'nt you know it
The clerk took it and looked at it a
"Ohl yes," said he, "I remember; I
took it of bank, the darkey. I thought it
was a little doubtful and wasn't going to
take it, but he said he got it of you, so I
thought It was all right."
Farther explanation was unnecessary.
IT is reported that the New York Cen
tral people are sending through freight to
Chicago over the Michigan Central Road,
instead of the Lake Shore. and that an
early alliance between the Erie and Lake
Shore is quite probable: . •
A Little Too blialp.
FRUIT CAN TOPS.
We are now prepared to sn o ply Tinnera and
Potters. it le 'perfect, simple, and as cheap as
the 'plain top, having the names of the various
Fruits stamped upon the cover. radiating from
center. and &minder. or pointer stamped upon
the top of the can.
It is Clearly, Distinctly and Permanently
Ig1413F;L:E 31 );
by merely placing the 'Aftme of the fruit the
can coatains opposite the.punter and sealing in
the customary manner. No preserver of fruit or
good housekeeper will use any other after once
seeing t. i mh2s
PIPES. CHIMNEY TOPS. &c.
NV ATER PIPES,
♦ lame assortment,
HENRY H. COLLINS,
DRY 4H30D3, TRIMMI
GOOD COUNTRY YAM,
Which we have been selling for several years,
FLANNELS, AT LOW PRICES,
Full Line of Colors.
AT REDUCED PRICES
A FULL` VARIETY
CORSETS, all the best makes
OF AI.D romscnii,nuoNs
AND A FULL ATOM OF
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods.
MACRUM, GLIDE &
78 & 80 Market Street.
c., . i 1
a., or ti 111 w t i
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Fiz PA i
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NIIIV SIJMIODB GOODS .
MACRUM tt CARLISLE'S
Yo. :27 Firth-Avenue,
Drees Trimmings and Buttons.
Embroideries and Laces.
Ribbons and Flowers.
Hats and Bonnets.
glove Stung and French Corsets.
New Styles dtlLO lers Skirts.
Parasol.—ail the new styles.
sun and Rain Umbrellas.
Hosiery—the bees English makes.
Agents for "Harris' Seamless Bi d
Spring and Summer. underwear,
Sole Agents .or the Bemis Patent Shape Mi
lers. "Lockwood's "Irving," "West End,"
"Elite," Am "Dickens," "Derby," and other
Dealers supplied with the above at
MACRIM & CARLISLE,
my 4 •
CHIRMCCANDLESS & co.,
ILate Wilson, Carr a C 0..)
WHOLESALE DZALEBB iN
goiejgn and . Domestic Dry Ocods,
No. 94 WOOD BPRIEZT.
ell td dcler abl". DiIim . "d P I ABIIIIGH. PA.
R TIEGEL , •
Cutter with W. Bespokelde.)
No. 33 Smlthilekt Street,Pittsburgh
NEW SPRING GOODS.
• rolendld new stain of
0 TM, GAMMEREfie &Off
"st \ reaelved 3 1 HENRY MEYER.
self: Nifefehant fidlor. T 3 Smithfield Meet.
i s ORN PEC K ORNAMENTAL
HAIR WWLK EE AND_ pititPIIRICR. No.
Third street, near Smitheyid. Pittsburgh.
AlwarLon hand a_genend assortment of Lsp
diet vh , laNDS, UtruLsi• eandemen,s
wl N aat Is, aoaLra. eIJARD CHAIM.
BRA Ta. ac. RA— A:Fgpd PnOB In cub
wilt be fives to, Rew HAAS , .
vodos and Rentlemen's Hair, Cittin_f Joni
As Oa nailed afishaer. \._ lola so
TRIMMINGS, NOTIONS, &C.
JOSEPH HORNE 8 CO.
CALL TILE eiTTE.WTIOX
To their Extensive Assortment
Bought from First Hands
AND FOR CASH.
WHICH WE OFFER TC CASH AND SHORT
TIME BUYARS AT A SMALL AD
VANCE ON BIANIITACTII
KNITTING AND ZEPHYR. YARNS
In all Colors and Mixtures,
BLUE MIXED COUNTRY YARN,
BARRED DRESS FLANNEL
Rob Roy and Shirting Fianna
• Tartan ani
LADIES' AND CHILDREN.
Heavy Cotton Half Hose.
Suspenders, in all qualities.
Morrison's Star shirts, all sizes,
in every quality.
Wool and Merino Shirts and
-Drawers, Ribbed and Plain,in White
and all the various mixtures.
Gent? Heninted, •
Colored Silk and
Hamburg and Jaconet Embroideries,
Imt. Clnnep Laces,
lint. mai. Laces and Insertions,
Wide Co ton and Linen Laces,
Lace Collars and. Chemizettes.
HOOP SKIRTS. •
EVERYTHING IN LADIRs , &ND MISSES
SHIBTri, INcLIWING THE TaREE
American, German and French,
IN ALL NtrNIBEES.
PAPER COLLARS AND CUFFS
Ladies and Gents,
Of Merger°le & Libby's Celebrated Make
FOR WHICH WE ABE THE
SOLE AGENTS IN PITTSBURGH
Prices - Very Low !
77 AND 79 MARKET STREET.
Floor Oil Cloths,
21,2 1 r9L" dta
AT LOW PRIC E S.
We Offer , many or our good. met below last
Spring's prices. Those needing goods In oar
line can save money by buy tug at once. -
BOVARD, ROSE 6: CO.,
afiar_. - w,asete.
We offer at Raell, tor THIRTY DAYS ONLY.
a line of New and Choice Patterns
English Tapest ry , Brussels, Ingrain,
and Other Carpets,
AT LESS THAN COST OF IMPORTATION.
and our entire stock sit prices which melte it an
object to buy this month, as these goods have
never "omen offered so low.
Oar Btore will close at Sr. x. until. September
We are city of Ir now openina an assortment unparalleled
n this INk.ST
'EMITS BRUSSELS THREE-PLYS,
Of onr own recent importation and selectedfrom
MEDIUM. AND LOW PRICED
An Extra Quality of Rag Carpet.
We are now selling many of the above at
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
ro. 51 FIFTH imlVEJrillg,
OLIVER M'CLINTOCK Si CO.
HATE JEST EMEME A
FINE SELECTION OF
THREE PLY AND
WHITE, CHECK & FANCY
FOR SUMMER WEAR,
STOCK FULL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS
OLIVER McCLINTOCH & CO'S.
SPECIAL seam or
No. 71 sad 73 PIPTH AVENUE,
The Very Newest Designs,
QUALITY AND COLORS.
11111,1 A BROS.,
THE LAHOEST ASSORTMENT OF
IN TH CITY
23' FIFTH AVENUE.
COAL AND 00HE.
COAL! COAL!! COAL!!!
DICKSON, STEWART &
BevUm 'removed thett• OZee to
NO. 567 LIBERTY STREET,
(Lately City Flour Mill) BZCOND /CLOOIL
flow premed to runtish good YOUGHTO
BHISY LUMP NUT COAL 01113LAUX, as the
towest morket Price.
An orders left at their °flee, or addressed to
them through the mall. will be attended to
DR. WHITHER ,
ICONTINUEB TO TREAT ALL
private diseases, Syphilis in all Its forms, all
ur nary diseases and tae effects of mercury are
complete.y eradicated; Spermatorrhea or demi
nal Weakness and Impotency, resulting from
self-abuse or other causes, and which produces .
acme of the following erects, as blotches, bodily
weakness, indigestion, consumption, aversion to
society unmanliness, dread of future events ,
loss of memory, indolence, nocturnal emissions,
a nd fina ll y en prostrating the sexual system as to
render marriage unsatistactory, and therefore
imprudent, are permanently cured. Persona af
flicted with these or any other delicate. intricate
or long standing constitutional complMn,t shot=
give the Doctor a trial; he never falls.
A particular attention Oven to aU Female com
plaints, Letteorrhea or Whites, Falling, Inflarn.
matlon or Ulceration of the Womb, Orsini%
entails, Amenorrhoea. Menorrhagla, Dysmen.
norrhoe-a, and bterility or Barrenness, are treat.
ed with the greatest success.
It is self-evident that a physician who confines
himself exclusively to the study of a certain class
of diseases anti treats thousands of cases every
year must acquire greater Willa that specialty
titan one in general practice.
The ,Doctor publishes a medical pamphlet of
fifty pages that gives A lull exposition of venereal
and private &scans, that can be had free atoillee
or by meal for two stamps, in sealed envelopes.
Every sentence contains Instruction to the at
dieted, and ensbang them to determine the pre
else nature of their complaints.
The estabitshment, 'comprising ten ample
rooms, is central. When It is not convenient to
Visit the city. the Doctor's opinion can be ob
taine I by giving a written statement of the case,
and medicines can be forwarded by Mail or ex
press. In some Instances, however, a personal
examination Is absolutely netwssaty, while i n
others daily personal attention is rest bed, and
for the accommodation i f such patients thers are
with the Wiles that are
tcriwegec:4l-ecrtee4ittlalle that Ls calculated tO
promote recover'''. including medicated trance
baths. AU prescriptions are prepared in hie
Doctor's own laboratoll. Under- his person a l air .
Mon. Medical pamphlets at ranee free, or
t for two stamps. .leo matter who have
failed, read what he says. Monza eA.m.to is p.m.
Sundays is le. to ik r. X. Witeevan. L WYLI a.
NASZST, (near (Wart Hos" , tlPa