The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, April 02, 1868, Image 8

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Further from.the Seat of War—More Trou
hie. AnUclpated—A Large Pollee Force
Armed and Sent to O'Neill's Works—
Twenty.-Four t;oal Miners In the 'Lock;
Yerderday about noon a dispatch was re
ceived at the Mayor's office to the effect
diet another - attack by the rioters, on
O'Neill's party, was anticipated. It appears
the funeral of Joseph Belger, the'
Frenchman who ,was shot and killed
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"by Hart, took ' place yesterday.
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The remains f Berger.. were , 'in-
• "in
terred inn grave y rd near Birmingliarn,and
the funeral was rgely attended by miners
from nearly all tl e works along the 'Monon
gahela. • Many of , these people came"
from points aloove O'Neill's works, and
marched in procession past the latter place,
carrying a flag. When near O'Neill's some
,of the party were heard to make threats.
Many persons residing in that vicinity ;be
came greatly alarmed, and hence 'the ap
plication for a protecting force of our police.
At three r. 31.'a fOrce cif - thirty men, arm
.:erkwith revolVers, started' for thescene of
• the lateziot, - via the . Connellsvilleßailroad.
A gentleman- who accompanied them re
turned to the city last night at a. late hour.
He reported that he left O'Neill's at eight
o'clock. At that time all was quiet. On,
his way back to the city, however, our in
formant learned that a large party of miners
were on their way „up the , river, return., _
ing from the„ ,funeral., , They were travel
ing on foot,. and Would reach O'Neill's
works about twelve o'clock. As these, men
were generally intoxicated, it was thought
. that a collision with the police was highly
probable. This, party of miners would
have gorie up on the Brownsville packet,
which started from here at, five o'clock in,
the afternoon' . had it net been that the cap
tain of the boat refilled to land for them at
the Birmingham shore, where they were
• congregated — and making `signals.. ,One of
the O'Neill's was on .board the boat,•anifit
was solicitatioh that the Captain de
alined- to take the miners on board, as it
was feared they would commit some act of
—violence. . - •
• - In this city, during the afternoon, the po
_ lice arrested six coal miners, who had at
tended the funeral under the belief that they
had participated in the riot. Their names
are Chris. Stokes, 'Wm. Carter, Thos. Rose,
Isaac Andrea, Peter West and Con. Brady.
• They are employed at Blackburn's works,
'on the Monongahela, next above O'Neil's
,and evidently belonged to_ - the. ' party%
who used threatening language yes
terday morning. Mr. Blackburn visited the
prisoners in the lock-up last evening. They , •
told him they had followed tho flag, and
that they did not think there was any harm
in their doing so.. These men were arrested
in a drinking saloon near the river, where
Stokes was heard to say that the shooting of
Belger was a deliberate murder. This re
mark was followed by a threat. ,
At a latehonr last night, eighteen miners
were arrested at-the "Old House at Home`"
corner. Grant and Ross streets. They too.
' bad attended the funeral of. Berger and got
drunk, and were expressing themselves
'freely with regard to the riot audits fatal
consequences, generally winding. up'with
threats against the O'Neills. This morning
the prisoners will have a hearing.
Criminal Court--1 edges Sterritt and Mellon.
In the case of the Commonwealth vs.
William May, indicted for receiving stolen
goods, the property of R. & J. Watson, the
jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
-The case of • Griffin and Vose, -who were
brought to this county front Loirell; Mass.,
on a requisition from the Governor, to an
•• swer an indictment of conspiracy to defraud,
was fixed for trial this morning, but was
' postponed at the request of counsel - until
the 15th instant. These parties are charged
• with having obtained, by fraudulent repre
sentations, negotiable notes iunoun ting to
' $5,000 from a number of citizens, for the
patent right for this county of a vapor stoViS.
Hart was brought Informally
before the Court, for a hearing in the homi
cide case growing out of the riot Of Monday
at O'Neill's coal works, in which Mr. Hart
shot the Frenchman Bolger. The evidence
- before the Coroner's jury was submitted to
. the Court, and they directed. Mr. Hart to
enter bail
- in the slim of $5,090, to - an
'ewer any idictment that may be presented
by the Grand Jury, which will hold an ad
. journed session next- Monday, - when- it is
presumed they will act on the ease. It is
the desire of Mr. Hart and his counsel to
have an early investigation and disposition
of the matter. ' .
The prisoners Convicted of burglary and
larceny, in entering the store of Mrs. Stew
art, between I.awrenceville and East Lib
erty, on the night of the -20th of February,
and stealing therefrom filet of boots, shoes
and other merchandize, were then brought
into Court and 'teed in the dock for son
toe,mexcept Bird 11, alias "Buffalo Jack;"
who 'oing unwell was provided with a chair
• near the other prisoners.- Judge Mellon,
in sentencing Birdsall, said he appeared to
be the chiefof the gang, and that there was
not much use in addressing any words of
advice to him. He had committed the
crime, fully knowing the penalties that
would attend it t and he must take the con
, sequences of his act. He then sentenced
Birdsall on the first count of the verdict—
for burglary'—to' be imprisoned in the Pen
itentiary for four years, and on the second
count—for larceny-to •be imprisoned for
one year and six months.
His confederates were then severally I
called up fox sentence. The first one, a fall
• grown, good looking young man of-twenty.
named John Ferguson, was sentenced to,
four "years irithe Penitentiary on the first'
ccmnt•of the indictnient, and% sentence Ems ,
-vended on the second count to give the
offender an opportunity to reform.
Edward Dawson, James O'Donnell and
. Stephen Conway ' also convicted on the
same indictment, were eachtsentenced on
the first count to three years in the Peni
tentiary, and sentence withheld on 'the
~.second. Neither, of these lads appeared to
' 'be over sixteen years of age, and there was
nothing in their appearance indicating
hardened criminals. Judge Mellon inpass
ing sentence told them he withheld the
second -count to afford them an opportunity
, for repentance and reformation.
Daniel McGarry and Hugh Connolly, also
ominected with this map as receivers of the
goods stolen by the above named parties,
were next sentenced: They were convicted
on an indictment for meiving stolen goods,
knowing them to be stolen. McGarry was
sentenced tothree years „in the Penitentia
ry,,, and Cennollyto twoletuir.
Firestkurhig,the montiC.43. T. Paisley,
Superinkirldenktg• the Fire Alarm Tele
-graPbs virmsnes tinsmith the following re
port of fires during the month: Alarms of
fire, 11; blows struck on the tower bell .in
striking `alarms, 231;' in striking hours,
24g; t0te1 v .e7.8... ! -Totalloss.hy fires, 112,175.
Total Inentanne• 1 7 , 885 . ' Litivesffire of the
.month, , Modes Nichols' maße house,
' Lawrenceville, Bizty4teron polka mos
-sages were sent through-the oillee-Aluiing
clize naonth— ' •, •
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Fire ist - East kam." -- „___Almlt five I
o'clock yeeter day moi lag s' fire sreke out
—la the shwer room attached, to the ipacki n ,„
house of Meows. Rice, Walker & Cc's gLrs:
home!, oh ',Railroad street, Bald' MrWift.i.
" • hare. The fire was discovered-W*lf. •
Li,' gabled- mackhasuiway, and wis
ledi with bat slight, has.
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Nine Dwellings Burriegrin - DuqtiesneDory;
ough—Loss Over V 18,0006 k
A very destructive fire occurred about
one o'clock, yesterday- morninv in the
Eighth Ward, Allegheny, Muquesne Bar
ough,) by which nine dwelling houses were
destroyed. , The preperty. - _,destr,oyeti, was
situated on Main street, running back to -
Pine, "whereon islocatedthe WestemPenn
sylvania, - Railroad track.-- - The fire was dig-
covered at about one o'clock, as already'
stated, and :is supposed to have'originated
in the bake oven attached to the residence
of Mr,„l,, , Charles Zeicher. The oven had
been used - on Taesdayevenhig, and at dark
the hot coals and ashes were taken out and
left Mmai
rung near the house, - in a very
careless manner. To this act of careless
ness may-be attributed a disaster involving
the loss of thousands of, dollars, falling
principallY upon poor widows; who are illy
prepared for such calamitous events.
A visit to the scene of the conflagration
enables us to present the following fac4s
with regind-thereto: 2 ' -
The principal loser by the fire is Mr. A.
-Holsteineproprietor of -the Union Tannery,
-whose bark house containing about six hun
dred cords of tan bark, worth about $7,000,
was totally destroyed;logeher with its con
tents. There was an insurance on the above
amounting to $3,000, in the Ben. Franklin
Company of Allegheny. -
, • Adjoining' the bark house was an old
frame building, also belonging to Mr. Hol-
I stein, which was stored with old barrels,'
This was also destroyed: Loss not above
Near the tannery, fronting on Alain street,
stood a small one story frame dwelling
house, which was recently built for Mrs.
Saunders, a widow lady, and into which
she had removed her effects on Tuesday.
Her little hoine is now in ashes, together
With - iflarge portion of tier fintdture: Loss
$1;100'; no insurance. ' .• _
Adjoining Mrs. Saunders' house on Main
'street, was a large two story frame, 'occu
pied by Charles Zeicher, which was totally
destroyed ; also a portion of the furniture.
Loss $1,500. Partially insured in the Ger
man Insurance Company.
The two story frame dwelling of Mrs.
Grew, a widow, situated on Main street,
was entirely destroyed. Loss not ascer
tained. •
In the-rear of Mrs. Grew's was a new two
story frame, unoccupied, which was also
destroyed. _ '
A frame house, occupied by a carpenter
named Wilhelm waft burned.
Also, a one storyframe on Carpenter's al-
I ley, owned and occupied by Mrs.. Bailey,
widow: Loss $1,000; no insurance:
Next door, to the above vas a one story
franie occupied by a French carpenter,
which was completely destroyed.
Still another widow lady, named Rebecca
Wills, occupying a two story frame near
that last mentioned, lost - her home and
nearly sillier furniture.
A two-story frame house on Main street,
occupied by Dir. Miller, was partially de
stroyed. The loss will amount to about
$2;000: -Instired in giGerman company.
• The dwelling of David Bowen, a two-story
frame, situated on Carpenter's alley, is a
totalloss, together with most of the -furni
tifie. - _
In the rear of the widoW • Giay'shOuse was
a two-story frame occupied by a family
named Barclay; which wasburned, and the
-family saved but a small portion of-their
The loss is estimated at eighteen thousand
dollars. The buildings were all frame,
owned principally by the occupants, and.
were nearly . .all ,partially insured in Ger
man conipames.
The Allegheny fire cempanies were early
on the ground, and did good service.
The Teachers' Institute—Tuesday's Prom
, - ceedlngs. - • .
In our report of the proceedings of the
afternocm session:cif- the Teachers' Insti
tute, on Tuesday, we stated that the pro
ceedings were disgraceful. From that
statement we have nothing to retract. The
Proceedings were disgraceful in the ex
, m o,
tree,nd . no'hone:st minded person who
heard them could call them anything else.
Such conduct as _took place there might
have been tolerated in a boisterous political
convention, but it is decidedly unbecom
ing in a, convention of schiml teachers.
Neither-party are without blame, nor did
we censure , any one in . particular, and in
this connectiomit is due to Mr: M'Crum,
who has been accused of furnishing the in
formation on which the report was based,
to state that he had nothing to do with 'it.
Our reporter was present 'and, witnessed
the proceeding : The • conduct on the
occasion was inexcusable, and that of
some disgraceful. If such conduct
is to be the rule in Teachers' In
stitutes we would recommend that they be
abolished at once. We contemplated giv
ing a full report of the proceedings, but
doubtless many of those who participated
.4ri-the-..aliameful -, proceedings will:"regret
their conduot consequently "we - refrain,
hoping that we may never witness such
proceedings again in a Teachers' Institute.
Burglary In Greensburg.
It appears from the following, which we
clip from the Greensburg Democrat, that
they have b eere: • .visited* professional
burglars :
The dry goods and grocery store of Reu
ben Shrum, Esq., on Pittsburgh street, in
this place was broken open on Saturday
n4htlast, and a number of articles carried
away. The entrance was effected by break
ing the hinges:off one • of -.the - window shut
ters next the alley, when the window was
hoisted and access gained into the ware
roontinthe rear of the store room. From
there, by thense of a screw driver, the lock
on the •partition- door- was removed, and
thoy had an entrance , to the store room.
Among the, articles missed is about ten dol
lars from the drawer in sniall change, a full
web of, black and white barred cassimere,
of about forty %yards; a full web of about
fifty yordo of bleached muslin, a box of
, four bladed kniiei, ftro'pairs of white, knit
woolen drawers, and two shirts of the same
material, about thiee-ponnds of 'Y: E. tea,
a lot of cut and tobacco, abOut five
poiulds'or tine". Can es, a' lot' of common
cigars,, a box of cann d peaches, a cake of
cheese, and a couple of pounds of Goshen
cheese. No doubt.many other articles were
taken that have not yet been missedbyldr.
Shrum. ' • ' , - '
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None ,of the goods have been recovered.
.No arrests have -I:7!een made, although sus
picion rests on some parties.
Yesterday morning John Bayliss, a brake
man on coal tridnon. the 'Allegheny Val
ley Railroad,- was : arrested on a charge of
stealing coal from ,the Arains on, that. road.
Last night whiteli train was standing on
Pike street , Bayliss it is alleged, threw a
considerable'_qpinitity of coal 4 to the side
walk. froiWoneof the cars'oWned by Messrs.
Kier, Foster de Co: where it was discovered
this morning. John Foster .one of the
members of the firm, preferred'a charge of
larceny against Baylin Was
Taylor, and the accused Was arreated 'forth
with. Bayliss stated that he had given the
coal to a , poor womapi• who hs i d been
piortnnint him, - but echild - not remember
her name or place of residence. Be was
committed for a further hearing..
.1111Ight•F1n-About three O'clock yeater
day rnoon a slight fire oocurred in a
house on Hay atreet o qweripled by Mr. Okla.
aer o •Vhanlozntwan. • gtventrontbaks, Ea.
110}engine Mime, and the - Are . dopartment
were promptly on the ground toexthigutah
the flarnedi trefforielnky,:aottona damage bed
ueen difste,roOrtYlikktlaglieit from a
deteahre ftaav woe • y' .barna9.{ Its
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Third Day—Morning Session.
The meetingwas called to order by the
chairman. Pray - er by''Rev. Hill, of Mer
cer.- Music furnished* a class of beauti:
, ful young misses from Prof. McClymonds l ,
school, of E ast Birmingham. •
Lecture by Rev. John S. Spear. Subject :
"The School Master " He spoke of the bad
effects of employing. poorly qualified }k i wi':
'ere; frequently makintimprestlone which
require time and effort of: parents or, good.
teachers to. erase. The teacher should be
well qualified for the position he occupies—,
argued• in favor .of recent improvements
in modes- of teaching. In addition
to knowledge 'acquired, • ' the teach"-
er should be, as Paul says, "apt to
teach, capable of goVerning," and the best
index of such a teacher is one that' can
govern himself. The true teacher tries to
make hiss or her pupils feel that what.they
do, is only for their pupils goad. A g,reat
essential of a good teacher is a knowledge ,
of human nature. Different eases in the,
school room require as different treatment
as do the , different _easee.that occur in a
physician's practice: The teacher should
be eminently rnorrif•—a bright gem in so
eiety. A man who possesses a fine intel- -
lect and lacking inmorality is a great de
formity—lacking in that which is essential
to command respect.
Music by class. An able lecture by
Rev. Robert McMillan; subject, "The Mud
Sill. Princtiple of all Right Teaching."
Every tea her, he said, should be familiar
with all they attempted to teach; be so fa
miliar that they could make aplain state
ment of anything that would cone up in
•class. The subjectruust be taught by pieces
or parts, and then be put together, when
all - the parts were understood. The teach
er must have the power of illustrating; ac
curate, plain illustration. The confidence
'of the children must be gained, and this
may be done by being very well acquainted•
with every, thing to be taught in the school
room. The teacher should always study
anew every lesson, in order to give the
pupils that which comes from the running
stream and not from the stagnant pool.
Lecture by Rev. F. Beecner. - The
speaker commenced by saying that in took-,
ing over the audience he was reminded of
a group of sponges which grow in the :led- .
iterranean, being filled every time the ,
waves go over them, and then letting it all
go again as soon as the waves are gone. • In
order to bleach a sponge it is notonly neces
sary to fill them with water but also to
squeeze it out again, so he thought the In
stitute had been getting so much poured in,
that it now very much needed squeezing.
The speaker then proceeded in a very hap-,
.py manner to illustrate plans-of teaching.
Adjourned till two o'clock.
The - Institute was'called to' order at two,
o'clock by the Chairman, after which J. F.
M'Clymond's class sang "The Mountatn Bu
gle," from the Nightingale, in a manner
reflecting credit on , their musical talent as
well as upon their preceptor.
Miss Mary C. Hays then read a report on
Rhetoric, which was excellently written,
evincing .great care and study and no small
amount of talent in its preparation, and it
was listened to with marked, attention by
the entire audience..
The Chairman stated that at the sugges
tion of seine of the members, there would
be a slight variation from the regular pro:
Prof. M'Clyrrionds' class then sting in a
highly creditable manner -a song from the
ltev. B. M. Kerr was then introduced to
the audience, and entertained them with an
able and practical lecture on Elocution.
The lecture WAS to have been delivered at
the evening session, but owing to the re
ported illness• of Mr. Kerr's son, which
would necessarily call him from the city in
the afernoon, his lecturewas delivered at
this time. The disconrse occupied' about
twenty minutes, and was attentively listen
ed to by the audience. ,
At the conclusion of the lecture' a recess
of ten minutes was taken, at the - end of
which the Institute was called to order.
Miss Mary Ward of Prof. McClyrriond's
class, then sung "Twinkling little Star," in
a charming manner, displaying musical
talent of a high order, and careful culture.
Next in order came the debate—subject,
"Would a thorough knowledge of the sci
ence of phrenology aid the teacher in his
duties." Mr. Burt in the absence of Mr.
Connolly, whose mime appears on the pro
gramme took the a ffi rmative. He said it
would be absurd at this day to co to the
trouble of establising the science of Phre
nolou't and he would not therefore giye
that point a single thought, but considered , :
it as an admitted fact. He therefore turned
his argument to the usefulness of a knowl
edge of the science to the teacher: Ho did
not think it necessary to study it as a science,
but the teacher could gain a practical
knowledge, by reading and attending lec
tures on the science. His arg,ument,
throughout was strong and forcible, and
highly interesting to the hearers.
Mr. Morrow, who had the negative of the
question, took the grounds that the
once was almmbug c and by - the aid of a
skull and a 13laster model, attempted to
prove his position. His srgnment evinced
careful study and an extended = knowledge
of anatomy and physiology, and occupied
over fi ft een minutes, and many of his
points were well taken. .
At the conclusion of'-the• discussion,' a
recess of live minutes: was ; :takeri, after
which the Institute was Called to order by
Mr. Still.
Prof. M'Clymonds' 'class then entertained
the' meeting With some excellentNocal
music. - • -
Next in order was an essay by Miss Hat
tie M'Cain. Subject: "The Infinity of the .
Animal Kingdom." The production was
highly creditable to the author, and was read
in an admirable manner. .
The Institute „met ;at half-past, seven
o'clock, when the preceedings were opened
by the clam of young . -ladies-from Mr. Me-:
Clymond's school, East:Birmingham, who
sang with much effect the song comments
ing, "List to Music Stealing,"
Alias Lizzie Brown now read a • report on
Mental Arithmetic.
Tho Allegheny Quartette Club then sang.
"Dream of Home,". and was immensely
Miss Annie Lindsay entertained the In
stitute with a beautiful piece of vocal mualc,
which excited abundant applause from the
Rev. Themes K. Beecher then addressed .
the Institute. The subject pertained to the ,
education of children. The speaker recom
mended teachers to consult the qualities.
and- propensities of their pupils, and -if
they, observed any sense more prominently
developed than others, to cultivate that
sense, and use it, as a medium • through
which to impart instruction. Thero .bs a
subtle, magnetic tie between the instrtteter,
and the scholar and 'where. this is dis 7
solved, it is useless to continue teaching.'
Teachers should give more attention to.
small matters, and ought to devote Mins:sot
their:time to lessons from nature.
Mr. Beecher was here proceedbig i llut the
audience evincingEonie signs Of weariness,
a rooms was taken. - •
The. Allegheny Glee Club now gave ,a
serietr_of hum:irons songs, which , were Yo-',were v
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Theleeturer_reonmed. --wbenjwas a bey;,
I ,remernbet I went to a circus. - After hay _ `
, ing some exquisite mttsic,which,
hoWever,:l. - did not appreciate, the:tiocanv
tomed monkey was brought out, end. him
performanoe was a mom Of inteneedelight
The audienoe saw the hit, and thro o
theirenndhdeforthe eddress,*ave tunif:*,
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iiiceald . -net - ti arehished with deghllti 4411 se,4 - - -d ):J 2 W :di
th e i r menhaileouities ahonld, rather be.
awakened. tiepenclanOrtithashonld. never
be ineniciiizedtiirbittary names ;may
the former should - be taught with their-con
nections, the lattereari be drilledlitto thil
The Allegheny Olee Clttb favored:tiie In
stitute with apathetic song, entitled;"Ttven
tyyeara.AgFt.,' . -1.3. '
Mies jeniiie Smith °lased the exercises of ,
the evening ,by „a metrical critique, as on
the ',weeding , days., This was perhaps" .
the best yet read before •We Institute:
Adiourried. ,
Real - Estate era, ,
The following., deeds ere admitted aaf
record lby H. Snively, Esq., Recorder,
'Tuesday,' MarchP3l; 1 .. , . , •
Mary p. Phillips to Aug st'Arrimori, March
28, 1868,10 t on 'Tartu ; streSti')East , Bit
niingham, 80• by 60 fee '-• ' ' '- ' - $475
John Bellhoutz , tbz ;Viral:, Efackenberger;
March, 28, 1868, lot on:-Perrysville Pjank
- ,-Road, Ross township; t contaimsg t.-2;2,perch
es _ ... ... t ....L- 41,800
ii '
Benjamin M. Clark;:to ' - 'SamUei ,uselto,'
' a October 2, 1867, lot Ne. 22 in John Ander
son's plan, in West •lttririsfield, 'Robinson
township; 50 by 120 f " - 1 . • '-`- 0625
John Nelson to John binson, March 28,
1868, lot in Ohib to , on the' Beaver
road, containing two, w aritt.ten perch
ies g7OO
John M. Cooper to Ja ms
, Kaye, _March 5,
1868, eight lots front .17to 24 -in Wil
kins township, on Union street, 109 by 140
feet, buildings
• , &c ' $4OO
E. Rohrkaste - to David Troele, - November
24, 1866, lotiNos. 23 and 24 in Lower St.
Clair township, on Sarah street, 40 y 100'
feet ' - $l,OOO
Wm. Bipke to David Troele, Augtst
1867, lot on Middle Street, Baldwin town- .;
ship - $l,OOO
A. J.• Lane:to Silas Gou,chnour, March 27, -
1868,, lot No. 4in J. R. Negley's plan of
lots in East Liberty, on Negley street,
24 by 10.5 feet 81.900
M ary fiennon to James Gormly, March 31,
1868, lots Nos, 3 in Stephen Woods' plan
of lots in Chartiers township, 38 by 120
feet „... • '' $275
John F. Karns to A. M. Hill, October;4,
1667, lots Nos. 23 and 24 in Karns' plan of,
lots in Springdale, on Butler street...o2,ooo
David S. - Williams to Robert Davis, - *u•ch
1, '1868," lot corner Main and Davidson
streets, Pittsburgh, 45 by 100 feet:„.s2,3oo
Robert Davis to John Davis, March 23,1868,,
lot on Main street, Pittsburgh, 55 by 106
feet - $2,475
Thomas 1 - hunilton to M. McCullough, March
' 31,1868, lot on Congress street, Pittsburgh,
40 by 21 feet $2,000
William N. Miller to William Thompson, et
al., March 27, 1868, lot in Jeftbrson town--
ship, containing six acres - $2,500
George Lindsey to Alexander Ross, March
30,1868, lot on Jackson street,First Ward,
Allegheny city, 20 by 82 feet $2,800
L. M. C. Lorimer to James W. Chambers,
April 31, 1668, lot containing 73 acres, lo
cation not ' , stated • $9,000
Joseph N. - Mller to John Ango, Marco 26,
1858. lot on ; Joseph street, East Birming
ham, 20 by 64 feet, buildings, itc $2,400
Willianf Wilson to James Weld', Septem
ber 34, 1866, - lot on Sedgwick street; lkian
chester, 16 lay 72feet $l,OOO
John Dickson; M. D., to Wm. Semple, i'ch
28th, 58, lot on Federal Street, Allegheny
City, 20 by 100 feet buildings, ae.:.510,000
John P. Lorimer to L. M. C Lorimer, March
31,1854, tract of land in Snowden town
ship, containing 77 acres, 2 rods and 15
perches_. .... :'- $1
James Phillips to L. M. C. Lorimer, April
21 1856, lot in Snowden, township, con
taining 145 perches ' ' $ll5
John. Brown to Jacob' (Rosser, Mach 31;
1868, lots freim No. 2 to 7 inclusive to Jrfo.
Brown's, plan,lots inEaStßirrnlnghain to
gether, 100 by 120 ft. buildings, dtcg3o,ooo
George Barton to R. C. Lyons, January 31;
186$, lot 12;4 feet on the Diamond Square
by . 60 feet front op Diamond Alloy ' .gl,
Frederick Eveline. to George Engel King,
March 25,:1868, lots No. 14 and 15, on But
eet street, Liberty township, 72 by 100000
William N. Kirk to Thomas D. Davis, March
30, 1868, lot on Juniatta street, Sixth
Ward, Allegheny City, 36 by 139 ft. 53,300
Local Inspectors Report.
The United States Local Inspectors of
steam vessels, Messrs. U: F. Atkinson and
Samuel Walker, yesterday, presented their
report for the quarter, ending March 31st,
to Hon. Judge McCandless, of the United
States District Court. The report says:
"During the quarter we have inspected
forty-one vessels of all classes, having a to
tal tonnage of 11,581 14 7 100 tons, viz:
No. Tons.
Passenger steamers 14 5,508 15-100
Towing steamers t 25 5,844 01-100
Canal propeller I. 1 29 09-100
Ferry-boat r 99 29-100_
We have issued licenses to seventy-six
engineers and seventy-four pilots; of the
engineers three were original and seventy-_
tbree renewals; of pilots; eight were origi
nal, and sixty-six xenewals. We have re
fused to false the, grade to two engineers,
for incompetency. We have also refused
to renew the license of'one second engineer
because of incompetency. We have ordered
repairs to be made on the boilers of twenty
steamers. ' • .-- ..• •
.After a carefid examination of the hull
and machinery:of the steamer Ingomar, a
packet plyinghetweenthis port and Wheel
ing, we fount' that she would require to be
thoroughly , repaired before being'safe and
seaworthy, her .planking and timbers being
light and detectiVe. We 'so reported her to
:the Supervising, Inspector for this district,
and to the Surveyor of Customs, and served
a notice on the captairi. • •
Since onrlast report four , steamers have
been trunk, three by ice andone by striking
. a pie,r,of -thetailroad bridge over the Ma
noru3ahela river. These boats, with the ex,
eeption of the latter, have been raised. '
One vessel, belonging to this .port (the
Sherman) was 'destroyed by fire while ly
ing at Evansville, Indiana. We are happy
to state that no lives were lost: r'
We have investigated two cases of col-
Haien 'between two rival lines. In ono case
we suspended' the license of, the pilot for
thirty days, and . the other case, was dis
missed. The , damages in both eases were
A Noble Charity.
A movement has been inaugurated the'
• , .
object of which is to found a National Home,
for destitute widows and mothers of those
who have fallen in the land and naval sm.
Vice of the nation. An bloquerit appeal to
the heartsc)f all Americans has been iisued
by the 'National 'Executive Conimittee,
composed" ef prominent preeided
Over by Mrs. General Sherman. It is DrO•
posed to, start the fund hy holding a - Na.
tional Fair in- the city. of "New New York, corn
, •
mencing thel4t h of the present month,.
similar in its Character add management to
the great Sanitary .Fairs; arid the Conunit
toe appeals to - one andall for such articles,
means and influence es ' shall contribute to
a representation wortioof the--State..We
have received from Miss Addison, the Pitts
burgh member of-the Committee, a Dopy of
the circular ~of the Aisoblailon, which we
regret our inability , to print, While, we reo:
Otnmend the 'ce ri se - to the attention of our
1131 - inid humane &diets%
4•4llstatlie. —The ii111 , 54. - le*,-“lteltitive
riveto the time end - inotkinflftial and gen
:deheetneertantliriminel /which we
zpublielsedenidattrdayouid which was pb,
,nealoca to, tto.v sispialen •• of be in-..
feilliKte3.llll44Act,,et Q jn ; T e :
Letter r?
Carres Report.
The following 11E1 the report. of the I,etter
Carriers of Pittsburgh' for, the month of
March, showingthe number of letters and
papers delivered and collected from boxes:
Delivered. • Collected.
Mail I,etters. ... '....c....246,075 ' 124,164
•Drop petters ' 33,171 11,461
Papers ' • 83,877 • :3,767
`Total 363,123 ...149;392
- Five...deliveries and-collect,ions - are made
Alaily throughout the business portions of
Ate city-;:one i colleetion - 'after eight o'clock
I[onit4athic , Hospital*
. _
• Hospital h:is fully sustained its aver
. ,
age of patients during the past month, in
ding eludi in . its admission one With fracture
, _ „
of both bones of the leg, one with a broken
collar bone, and one whose leg it was found
necessary to -amputate, all of whom are
doing well and rapidly oinvalescing. The
report of the Dispensary physielan Shows a
large increaser While the number of pre
'scriptions isirtied:durbig February was two
'hundred and forty-six, in March there
were three=hUndred,and forty-si•applica
tions for treatment, -many- .cases requiring
Operative prOcedgre. • The Dispensary is
open for the treatment of the poor, free of
crge, from 11 to 12 o'clock every day, ex
cePt ,Sunday, at; - the Hospital, e on Second
street, above _
The Tack Bill Killed the House of
' Representatives. e
We have been 'shovin a telegram from a
prominent member of the House saying
"HAnnissunci, April I ' . lE#fiB.
"We killed the Tack bill this morning"
As is now certain to be finally
tried by the - Court in Philadelphia, on Tues
day, April 14tb, 'lBBB, it will gratify our
readers to know it will be fairly and finally
disposed of.
A Colored Genlus.--Charles 13.. 13amsti . y,
a young cnlored roan, dark as the., ace of,
spades, has been delighting Allegheny
audiences with readings from Shakespear.
He is a marvel in his way, knowing' by
heart every - line'of the great author, in
cluding his sonnets. It is hard to conceive
how the memory can retain so Much as is
stored away in the unmistakable African
head of Ramsey. He reads with decided
power and feeling, and were his color white,
would' prove a formidable rival to nine
tenths of the., star. tragedians who now
strut the stage. •
Seduction.—Sarah Andrews, aged fifteen
years, made' information before Alderman
Taylor yesterday, charging Sam B. McCain
with seiluctifin. The prosecutrix alleges
'that the defendant was engaged to be mar
ried to.her, and that. by inducing her to. be
lieve that the "vows he had made would be
speedily fulfilled, he amomplishedher ruin.
She also alleges that the offence was com
mitted in November, 1867, and that she was
in her.' fifteenth year. ' .The accused was
arrested, and alter a hearing, was held to
ball for trial in the sum of two thousand
A Family quarrel.--Yesterday Timothy
Harrington and'his wife made separate in
formations before Alderman Taylor, charg
ing Matthew Donavan with assault and
battery. Donavan is a brother of `Mrs. H.,'
'and it is alldged beats and abuses her and
her husband:whenever he feels like it. He
was arrested and held' for court.
Immense Rush at Dr. Spencer's original
Laughingu Gas'EstrAblishment;'No. 254 Penn
street. The public are loarticularly invited
to 'call and examine his full upper and under
sets of teeth, at
„prices rarigmg from 4120 to
130. Nothing but genuine Vulcanite used
in his`. establishment—no •dried rubber nor
. Jersey laud plates. Xr. S. will give a re
ward of 00 if he fails ; to extract the most
difficult tooth without pain.
Dress Geods some of the choicest styles
ever exhibited here, at Barker's Spring
opening to-day„ - _
. „
To Country and City Merchants.—We are
thoroughly supplied with all kinds of Dry
Goods, Staple and Fancy boa ht at
unusual advantage through : ' our
purchasing department, taking advantage of
the recent large auction sales and fluctua
tions in prices, and wo can and will sells at
less than the lowest Eastern cash prices.
We invite you to an insp . ection of our stock
and comparison of prices, at 59 :Market
street.- '
J. W. BAM'R it CO:.
Table Linens, •Napkins Doyli e s; Towels,.
&e., in Splendidassortment and very cheap,
at Barker s Spring opening to-day.
To Capltalists.--The Books for subscrip
tion to the capital stock ,of the Federal
Street and Pleasant Valley Railway Com
pany will be open at blay'fi*ltel, jaekson
street, Second ward, at the office of W. T.
Price, Real Estate Agent, ' ' No. 33 Ohio
street, - Allegheng, and at the Pittstiurgh
Savings Bank, No. 'lBO .and lag Liberty
screet, Pittsburgh, until April 2d.'1868.
By^ order of the Board of Directors. ~
W. .M.Dwarmt, President.
Organdies.. Shawls, Jaconets. Percal( . us,
Piques, plain and printed. in new and beau
tiful designs and colors, at.Bariier's Spring
opening to -day.
Fifty, different styles of dress goods at
Barker's Spring opening, to-atty.
Grover & Baker Operator and FAmbroi
derer wanted.. None but first class hands
need apply. J. W. BARKER & CO.
' , 69 Afarket street.
Spring Dress Goods; at Barker's today
Spring opening to-day, at Barker's.
'No* Orleans Mane. •
By Telegraph to the Pittebgrgli`GazCtte.)
, .
NEW ORLEANS, APril I.—Cotton is excit.:
ed and advanced; sales of 8,000 bales' mid
dlings at •28@28%c; receipts 812; • exports
8,511 bales. Flour steady at 110 for super
fine, add $15,75 for double - extra. Corn; is
higher at $1,05. Oats firm at 78©80c., Fork
quiet at $28,70- • Bacon firmer at 11,4 c for
'shoulders and 18 1 ,0)18%0 for clear aid&
_Laid:quiet and firm at 17y,c fir leaf, and,
1734®17 3 / 4 c for keg. Geld 139,M140. Ster
ling steady and un changed. Now York
sight exchange '34 premium.
Milwaukee Market.
rny_Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gatette. 3 " •
larLwArrxxs, April I.—Flour less active;
common to medium, 11011.11,60; favarite
spring extra, $0,37a10; medium to choice, f
$0a9,37. Wheat dull and .lower at $1,07a
1,08 for No.l in store, and 81,91 for No. 2.
Oats dull and lower at 57 - 1-2a501-2c for No.
2. Corn nominal at' 80e. ' Recelobi=4,soo
bbbi flour; 3,000 bush wheat; 5,000' do oats;
-1,600 do oorn. ' Shipments-4,000 bbls flour;
"800 'bush wheat. - ,
Toledo Market.
tszTplegroph to the l'ltteburgb Ouette
T ,rl,
TOLEDO, ,April I.—Flour qulet; receipts
1,849b1)14. 3.'Wheat; sales ythite - ldichigan at
'12,87 1 A.' - CO'rotahade lower; receipts 14,321
Nbus; sales No. : l'at 8930993ic free; °Peeing
at 90c; toyer first haff April at buyer
all April at 920; , tinyer bat ten-days-May at
98c; miler all Rine at 90c. Oafs steady; re
• toeipts 1180, .33115;,-salos No.; litat 68c. Rye
Seeds outlet AO 11-uotuinge34at
lbi;clover3 • —l) 3
„,'' - fitte
lijwieirailpiittriti6iitiii•lii ti %situ:l:r
ax ThringyllOril r• : 111 tberll ex
titelbetiziettular. et,96m t&iieeeirotk .
„.. t ko t tros
belei*exittatei2 eekbaus..FrAduill
1 maparibiedlefi Auk, 1200 akippikollogla_,..-
, *PA .10 1 4: 4 4 11 r) 11 .41991"All. idluin.”"
ere, Ilix clear sides, 1430. asrei,,riti -IT
. 4 1 . :101SAL ,gert.FT.
-Reports from Rift Larmnie say that the
Cheyennes and Northern Arrapahoes will
be fully represented at the Indian Council.
The Siofita are in•yet,lnit :are expected
to arrive by the seventh, when the Commis
siont.will probably reach !Laramie. Passen
gers by the Santa Fe".Coath,'which' reached
Hays City, Kansas, on the 24th ult., report
that otg the Wednesday previous the hadi
ans robbed a train.camped-on, the Arkansas
river, ! twenty-five miles 'Wow Fort Dodge,
of. twenty-live mulA and the neat day
robbed another trairroftix mules and all
pro - visions.. The Indiana committing
,hese deyiiedatione'are said to be the rhey-
• A. A. Rradley, , the , colored lawyer,
:is cir
culating thro ugh imi
Sayt ah and adjoining adjoining
county, the ' following c a lrcular, which. causes 1
Considerable :excitement: "Notice to all
bad men in the , city of • ;fravannab l L
threaten the lives of the leaders and ,nomi
nees of the Republican party, and of the
Presidents and members of < the: Union
L eagues of America : . H l,l yorishould strike
a blow , theznan or men , -will •be followed, '
and the house in which heor,they take shel
ter will be burnea,the" ground] „ Take
heed!' Mark wells members_of the_ Union.
Rally, rally; rally
,for God and liberty!"
—The Democratic Central Coinmitte of
New Orleans have withdrawn the ticket
nominated by • them, and ,reCommepd a
meeting of the various ward clubs,to choose ,
delegates to, the City and Parish Conven
tion, to meet April 4th, to decide the ques
tion of local riominations. The committee
still adheres to its suggestion that full Con
gressional, Legislative and Judicial tickets
also be put in the field, and that present in
cumbents, as far as practicable, and'consist
ent with the interests of the party, be re
—The Spiritualists of St. Louis celebrat
ed Tuesday night the TwertiethAnniver
sarr of the advent or Spittualism. The
ceremonies consisted of an address by Miss
Elvina Wheolook,ltheir pomlar lecturess,
giving the-history of the R.octester knock
ings, and similar phenomena ' and - briefly
sketching the growth and Progress of their I
religion, claiming it has spread:throughout
the world and gained in this couttry one,
over four millions of balievers. •
has taken
—An extensive Strike has taken place in
Cleveland among - workmen in the railroad
and other shops. • The -men of
Claflin & Co.'s, Pittsbnrgh shops
and other works _turned out -yesterday,
numbering about one thousand. ne
. cause
of complaint as stated by
,the strike is an
increase of time of ,labor, withoda.torres
pondingincrease of pay. All are rtuiet and orderly. .
, .
.-The new steamer Daltimoke sailed for
Europe yesterday. withcargo
; a full and
quite a number of pateengers. Ati The
moved out of her dock she was"greeted by
shouts arid cheers from , a vast number of,
people. .The second steamer of the new I
line is expected to arrive next week; aid
third and fourth are now building on the I
Clyde under the new:law. • •
—The public debtstatement for Marcl,
will not be ready before next Monday. 1,1
is learned at the Treasury Department thre t
there will probably;be a .slight increase in
the amount of public debt. The receipts.
from Internal Revenue were' vety small
during last month; but the receipts from
customs increased on the other hand, and
inade.up•for the falling off of the Ammer.
—Juniata-conicity is to vote for or against
the removal of the county-seat from
town •to Terryville, on the' 18th day of,
October: neat:
CLARK.—On Wednesday morning, April, •
1888. RATE CLARK. ' •
Funeral from theresidenee 'of Mrs 3leBhane, No.
130 Washington street, Pittsburgli,r , liitiqcoßsi
Ina, at 9 o'clock, -to proceed to 31cReetappit hy the
Pittsburgh . Si C r Onnelliville Railroad., .„ . •
SUYDA3I.—FRERERICR; infant. 661 cif 'M. B.
and E.'e, Suydam,. aged 3 months and - 4 days,.
The funeral's/rill take place tentullin residence of
bis parents, No. 211. Ceda r. avenue, Allegheny City,
1 , ;o. /1136TOMITHuTREET, Pingo gh Pa.
1 INS bf all kinds, CRAPES. GlLOVES. ur an'd ev
ery description of Funeral Furnishing Goods fur
nished: - Rooms open 'dziy• and night, Healle and
Carriages famished. .
lizranzucas—ltor..Dacid Herr...D. D., ..Rev. M.
W. Jabot:rue, D. - D
Thomas Ewing, Esq., Jacob H.
Miller, Esq. _ .
:Allegheny City, where tbdir C.OFFIN" Rooxs are
• constantly supplied with real. and -Italtatiedit Rose-
Mahogany,and Walnut coffins,: at priees vi‘•
rying from 114 i. to .100. Bodies prepared for inter
inent. Hearses and 'Carriages furnishedC also, all
:kinds of Mourning GoodS..ll%roquire C. office. open
at all hours, day and ni : bt. , .
Is 1 EET; Allegheny, and ' , No. SO DIAMOND
SQUARE, (by Johu,Wilson Bros.. (keeps' always
on hands the best Metal,,Ecsewood, Walnut and.
Imitation Rosewood Coffins. .Walnut Coffins from
SSS uwards. Rosewood:Coffins 050 upwards,
other C offins I 'proportion. Carriages arid Hearses)
furntsbed at low rides': Crape. Gloves, Plate and
Ellirsv/P5-1127/51,e4, gratis. • 01 1 .. open Any and,
- , Tiaio the following good- qualities: . .
• ' -
Ist—Accuracy.; 3/Id—Tortability. .3d , 7l3lmplielty:
4th—putabilitr.,lslmapeess. 6tlr7-35:leganeo
of design and beauty. In lact, all the 4Ana
tions necessary for a gesid, , rellablellainmetei.
Call and get, a cirmaar,glol l i f description' of the
same; also; the ' endorsement of theta having Una
use, from the
- .
DUN EATH :*l[A..€3l4lFir r r,
' .
Adapted to's T2 1 11.0B;.
Corner of Penn and St. , tiitretAn.'
- - - ,
balance of thoe destrabli Lots axe now tlToed a ,
at Private sale; and tiny onideilromi due building 7
sites wonld do well to Makin selei ion. T 410140
is located on isbeatitiridand h scotairdand a
be miler front Bharpsburg,,ort th 'Welter* Tenn-
Ballresdi 'wtdOti - P . tit t
much more valuable arta: spree bla: ,icxtrosive
preparatlons are now making fir cling enure
of Enc bouses. which 'sill. prove a t or intent to *0
town. The ternainder theaW,L ',Ulm! sold at
'Very reasonable rates. and -on r
easy.' BILLWII lIVITERLT; lambs and In
pumice Agents. Lawrenceville.. -
NH r
#117#4114111140 !mg.,
'‘ . *%Tialor
___erobisst ,
.„ 9 8 wy4e gam,* ,411 gm! , ER 4 4.
Irtestiniseftans sas tase.Mth mat wens&
s Spam! 13/101F
sgultactgaveliw Ifs
lir elks invit&L_ et of • e l imato ,
Astor" essafts.wmanalinw •410111‘ trotow_
sWe Wit *Wad Orarl.• Waaß
ro.Z•ri.t: 54 1 VW