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CITY ' AND SUBURB
AN. Smith does Mot go.tii.Chtifeli, and is a very
profane man when anything goes wrong.
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The conversation 1 refer to - occurred - about
INTERESTING REVRNIJF, CASE, 1 four weeks ago. Smith said religion a
- very good thing and a Bible very .useful in
Government Officers ou Trial for Bribery 1 the - bouse, He
and said..there was no use in it,
arid Conspiracy--Objection, te Main Wit- l a s they all believed in the same God. He
. 'less on the Ground of AtheCim. I said he believed he stood as good a chance
In the United States District Colin, Judge as although he did n toot go
This was about the snm of the crsa-
McCandless presiding the of theU '
c., , I %T r u- ' tion
ted States vs. Richard F; Wilsonand •
' Chailei:(l... Minium, lildletrKent bribery
(receiving bribes) and conspiracy to de
fraud the ..- ,Terfkl. l " , WWI taken up ort_Tues
day aoora; noon: 11: B. carnallan.. District
Attorney, Gen. F. H. Collier and John -.Zu
ber appeared, for , the Government, and
Messrs. J. H. Hopkins, Thos. M. Marshall
and Willityn„Wiliait for-t 0 defendants.'
The hittery Ofilte case in brief is about
thist,.. A,Mr.John F. Smith wits engaged
in the oil distilling or refining` business at
Ronseville, 'Ventingo county,. arid froin
soraweaulitl'in mgy, mid Itme,l - 867 . 4 le be
. came involved financially, being indebted
to the government; in arcearages of tax, to
the amount of . betwee $4,000. and $5,000.
. His establishment wee,: seized, or,diStress
.ed, but, upo giving ad, - he wide allowed
to operate. . ilst establishment was
idle in the Month D ' June, it is alleged
that Smit h. was approached by the defend
•iinta Wilson and Johnston, the former As
sistant Assessor and he latter Revenue
Inspector in the 2 h Collection Dis
trict, : ; with. headqua re at Meadville:
Wllsori , s sub-diatrictwas that which
included Oil City, i Venting() county.
Smith was weals ' riOngh, after con
siderable negotiation as as,- alleged, to
field to , the' war to made to him 13 ,-
yieiu --Iggesti" o }.-• oy•
defendants and. started his refinery in
September,. '1867, continuing it until last_
January, when it was seized for - alleged
frauds. He made no defense to the libel'
filed against . his pro„ and it WU sold
for the benefit of the . germ:Dent; but he
*Made a statement oath'rerrealitig the
"arrangement” he had entered into with
defendants, by Which, ha says, some five
••• hundred barrels of oil were prodeteaand
''sold without t114.7.M
7 - liu - Filytlie use Dr, a.Wse,,bluopection.brand,
• 'aid , with the assistance abided by t.he de
-.: Tendants as government of It was on
• the strength of Smith's statement Aliat'the
bill was found by the grand jury.
The case having been formally - opened,.
• the indictment, which is very _long, embra
cing four counts, was read, and the evi
dence for the government commenced by
the proilxictiori , of,' certified •velfies of the
appointnients of - Wilsen, and Johnston sev
erally as Assistant Assessor and Revenue
Inspector. They were appointed in 1866,
the former in November and the latter in
-- ; John F. Smith was . Then called by Mr.
- ''' Cainalian. '' ' '' - •
Mr. Hopkins, for defense, objected to his
being sworn, on the ground that he was an
latheist, proposed to prove the fact cdiunde,,
and proceeded to call witnesses.
George Owens, sworn—Know John F.
Smith. . Have . heard him : , .make :declare- '
lions about his religions beliiifi'Haize heard I
.. him abuse the Deity several times. • I
• Mr. Carnahan objected to any other - clues- I
tion being put except that as to whether
• the defendant 'expreused his belief as to fu
ture rewards' ndpuidshiiients. . .
It was suggested that the evidence was
entirely for the Court.
. Witness continued—Heard -Smith.. 'say.,
' v Christ was" a - bastard, and - that God 'AI-
mighty was a pretty clever old fellow. At •:
the thnehis. refinery ! WAS , burned, and he
got finint by ben iiiie, he said lie hid received
his punishment,. and . all -.that.. any mein
woul•iiire would be abent equivalent to
scorching ! : by ; 1384Z11113r. as God AlMighty
was a clever old fellow.
~]- „ Gross-examineff-7 / reside ; at Ai:Ozer - Ale.
i•": 1 Aili'. not a•iisligibuti'inari.i.l- •'. '- -'- ,- ..- ' • '
• Question by Mr.. Carnahan—Have you
ever heard Smith state his belief as to a fu
state? . • •
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Answer:-,say, :that I ever heard
' him express his belief, but judged of his
belikirby: hiii•lipzfrerent-,:elipressieille as to
' ' the Deity.. ,I . ein ..engaged in the".bnainess
• of shipping oil. Hare resided in Mr.
- r Sffiltlt's - 'lmtriediattil" — nedghTkirlioad — since
1866; have known •-hint "since .1865. Came
from. - Missouri, in 1865. 4 ., Was ,in.the army
under lecieeeranzP• Wassubficsfeinted by the
defense. Asked • Smith to- have me nib
," peenaed,•for the reason that I'desired to e
before the grand jury and his vil
lainy as near as I could: Did ._not say to
-.' 'him that I would be a gdod witness for the i
•••,- - United States. • • ' - . •
- •Mr... Carnahan. (producing a letter)—ls 1
-` that your signature? • • ' 1
. I • Witnea:s7-4 don't know- 1 . • ---- I
• ' 'Mi. Carnafteii 7 -Locik* iti.. is that -.your
signature?-"- • •" - ' ' -- -•- - ;,
IVitness = l : can't say without seeing -the
paper; it-might be a forgery. - ' - ' • -
Witness r ; • (having read -- the letter)!—l,l
wrote thisletter to Smith after I, found out
his villainy toward me.
. • -- Mr. Carnahan—Then - yonted ' a quarrel?.
-- .. Witness was proceeding in rather an Eitx-,' I
cited manger to state the nature of "Smith's
- • 1.• villainy," when he suddenly checked him-'.l
, . •self, saying, "I'll not Make a speech to the
'-- I By the Coutt. : —Did :you evervhear .Sinith
say ,be ; did.nikbelieve in future rewards
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?Witnessr- 1, W•g/. /3 5 4 4 85 F9 4 1 . PP9 IIII PO* 1 to -
Thomas • Clark,•--sworn—tfavi known
• EAth l :fdt4 fliii araiec beard him
speak of hi ss re belief,_btit not _for •
. • thereeyeiar% w-ltiafei heeird laitn• saribfit it ."
was alinonsense to believe Inn future state
, - of rewards and that all the
punishment Notibi be ciathieearthi.-; Have
heard him say that any one who believed •
-!',inGod was tvel•;-- Mi.' I was pretty' Wicked
".;'ili ,IA but what he said frightened me.
~- . • hied bylir.;•.Carnabini—l •fol
-luirthe bnaineseyef drawing-OW bare lived
- ','• in 'the: oil .regione , between: five land six -
•:•years. -: Went therefrom Clarion' county.
--Questien=Were yelLeizer..*tesiad ..for
— Mani* a b=4491.4-O. I A_I. - I
Answer—There -- : - n e v er- was anything,
-, brct t nu' mit, 'ne g . , , 1 '.,. - !-- 1, - ,f z
0 1 twe ne4 potiod• die 4On - that all
the punharment a zzaan"wouldgekwould be
in this world. ' Never heard him expressly
say that he did not believe iolbe existence
•of di God.' - Was -nottsulimenaed 'in this
case, but am in another.' `This matter was
'.. called to my attention last night in , a cod
- vergationin the.. cam coming to: the.eity.
Was asked' what I thought about the case.
Said I thought Wilson was in a pretty :bad '
E. W. Button,-.4 •Rouseville, testified he
• . had'-known'Smith. for two yea& ''Beard
hiM,FeMo,h•thitt, lie - . 114 1 . t 0, 0 3 0 34, man;
Inever ;heard' him' say • anything Aabotit-0,-
tnreminishment. : ~ • „ ~.., ',, ..
Crosilekanilifation:-If waa ini'cOnversa- '
tiOn' last 'Saturday night_ a week age,. that
Smith said be was no God's- man. He was
. speaking iibotit blis }Muse and said they had
more fun there-than at any house about.
The evidence in support of obisction
hervelcistid.l. ... ; •;,:: _ .: , • -
Mt.' Cainahpai proposed to offer- evidence
_religions belief,' .andto first
- : call - Striltix himself. - r.• ..
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Mr. / 14 :pkiii1S.Objeded. , The defense nig h t.
have called him the' first instanc% , and
* -,Would havabesneencluded ,'• hisapswen;
lint they e le, „ , competency
Vr a oye
. . aliunde. - . Ai . 4 , ••• . 'ed find the
ipternmentl So • oat i,hsterrogale '•,;•14.1n
,lanileriaath at the d am - - ,;,- 1 . - ..
- daral t Viditin k*--brl lV (billali n
e "'l el,* cill c acquain .
• with illith • for .•five '. SOUL , Recollected
A callingn his house on a timAisnm.i. e cob .
versatWilizlbbil onAbelital l yar ndsome .
•I g s / nig° l3/101 ' V O L 4113 1 , °z l %MIAs •iviith
...,' e r's tinabridg.ed' kitloneip lie - said
~ bethought about the Bible' sam4 v . ot h '
-' , woole ilfid,, and itluitlt! wa s ier* • nrifii), .oth er
' 'Woloinfe: ' lie eXfirEsised the tiellif there
~' was - no use-in =so mover cOncmationei 0 -
• denominationiii'lW Sidillia'..pewitoc 4.
Gedfand thatimniedmierit iiiitticiltzbi on
• ' this earth,' • • --- • • - • - - • ',..:- ..- ' •
Y. l l l lloMO t tkt oimmel onlibigerfni#o4l
rage, testified he knew Smith veiy
well. Had conversed with him onreligious
subjects. He said he believed the punish—
ment a man would get would be on earth,
at least the most of. it. He , -believed there
was a God, who was not n stationary God;
a Judge, like a Judge on the bench. He
loSt a child and spoke of it as being better
Robert Maker, sworn— Have known
Smith for three years; boarded in his house
and worked about his factory.. Have heard
him say, when evegthingwent right,. that
God was on our side. He believed that
punishment would be on this earth.
Cros's-examined—When everything went
wrong, he would be profane and say he had
• W. Groves—Htiew SmYth very well; did
not know that he took religious papers.
Mr. Walker was recalled and testified
Smith took an Episcopal paper; did not re
member the name.
'By Mt. Marshall—Was it the New York
Witness—That's a sporting paper.
Me. M.—Then you know the name of
that paper.' Where lathe paper Striithiakes
I The - evidence here closed, and the Court
overruled the objection. • ..'
John. P. Smith was SVICIIII and -testified—
LiYe at Rouseville, Venango county. - Have
been 'engaged. in the businesiorrefiiiing
oil; was so engaged in 1867 until after Jan.
3st, 1868. I made Ain and complete returns'
to Wilson, one of.the defendants, froth Sep
tember, 1867, to January, 1868; full returns
were not made by Wilson to 'the Govern-.
went.' . HeWilson) was the Assistant As
tenni ReVenue at, - Oil City,'
which is a . ut two miles from Rouseville.
Johnston, the other defendant, told me, he
was a Revenue DetectiVei , I think I made
and sold more than five, hundred barrels of
oil upon which theGOVerlimexit tax. Was not
paid. Every barrel of oil I trade was en
tered in a book, which book has been de
stroyed at the . indtance of defendants.. I
-took the book to Wilson and he made a re
turn from it to suit himself.. I signed the
papers in: ' blank. The arrangement .
' was to, start : my establishmenton the
epteniber, and it was then started.
The shiprnentsof the oil on which tax was
not paid-Commenced in October and contin
ued until. January, and dnring.that time
the amount made, shipped and sold, with
out payment of tax, wasabout five himdred
barrels. I commenced refining oil in 1865,
and up until- September, 1867, no oil had
been fraudulently disposed of by me. In
June' of last year Johnston Came to my
place and wanted to handle my oil; he
Wanted to ship and sell on commission.
About the -sametime, last summer, Wilson
told me Johnston waseverhauling the rail- I
road books to detect frauds, said I should
not Speak to him, (Johnston.) that he was
a "sharper." 'and not show him my books.
I said -Johnston' could have my books
and make the best,of them. He (Johnston)
never called on me: Some time after this
Wilsonlold 'Me that'Jonnston was living
off the men whose books he was overhaul-
Ang-Lthet;tlttry world giVeliitesornemOnev
and he would go off. , ey.were _Working'
up' a' ease. against Cale; Vilion' told me
t, - that Cole would'ii.of pay Johnston. I owed
I the GovernmentiA,6oo or $5,000, about the
first of June, - 1867, and my establishment
was distressed, :locked up:. I gave bond,
and was allowed to go to work;' while the
refinery. was stopped - defendants called
to see me; Wilson told me what I could do
and wanted me .to do it; told - rrie to •stari
my works andtiay the GoYerninent out of
I- the profits, that he would furnish me
,with a 5 counterfeit- brand t
.so• that. , I
`Could do my owninspecting. Did not
start my works, as I wanted to
know 'how Johnston felt about it. John
ston told me to do as Wilson told me. I
told hire (Johnston) that
would . not do.
Johnston was very "foxy" and very hurl
'to treat, with, I told him it was danger
ous. Johnston said it was not. I wanted
to know why. Finally he (Johnston) told
me he was at the head of a "ring." Ho
said Mr. McGuff, the Collector, was not in
it, that he would not have him in. John
ston, said there , was 'do danger if. I would
1 , -follow---Wilson , s - irunructions. - After- a
time, in September;.. l ,I", :went -to refin
ing. Bad'-- conversations - with Wilson
and Johnston slinost every day in Oil City
about starting. I was to pay to the Govern
ment, what Ai owed first,
.and - Wilson and
Johnston a - little along for their trouble.
The money was all to be paid to Wilson,
and Johnston was.to cover up all tracks. I
'paid Wilson - in stuns of 850,1100 and $2OO,
in all about $6OO. I have communications
from Wilson, asking for money. [Produced
a letter.l Can't tell now how 'I received
this,: It is in Wilson's hand writing.
The letter was read by Mr. Carnahan. It
bore date October 7, 1867, and was a request
for a sum of money to enable the Writer,
Wihiort; tcPariay as note.' -The boncindlng
sentence was, "Destroy when read."
The Court at this' point adjourned.
The old and sterling house of J. J. Gil
lespie, No. - 86 Wood street, which has' for
more than a, quarter' 0 .. f a century ;been
-prominentlyr recognized wait headquarters
for- Western Termsylvrulia, hag recently
been materially strengthened the admit
tance to co-partnership with' the senior , of
Abssarszired. - - S. Wall? Lduls ',Eghett •rand
Asa S. Gillespie. The addition of these
gentlemen to the firm, at the, head of which
Gillespiel will continue, devoting his
atMirtkgkeschisively to the businoss,,will
strofigtlidn the hinaie 7 and 'thabii - it - still
' more attractive to the trade. Mr. Wall has
for the past twenty years occupied a high
position as a portrait and landscape' artist,
and brings with him into his new position
liberal "knowledge of everything nertaining
to art.- :He will have charge of the art do.
.partments, colors, canvass, framing of pie
tures'and the several duties so essential in
all' art depots. He. kneels just what pat
roils requfre), and to hint rnay,,be safely en
:.. ..-• r , y4stintinimand gems of art for
framing, retouching. , or repairing. Mr.
Egbert has devoteAthaliast ten years to the
g.ildingAlePartineint , , awl is a waster of that
art. He is a valuable acquisition to the
!Unitas thelouse manufactures largely of
all kinds of frames. being in the front rank
of the trade in that line of goods. Mr. Am
Gillespie, the remaining partner; has been
reared among mirrors, paintings, and works
'of art, and thoroug,hly understands every
detail of the business. Under theAtyle of
J. a. Moor& Co. thOltiptivilietiniiime
to.jdocupy their': elegaet' , new had.* on
WoOdz,atrtiet;:lvtdcb Is IMAlsiocketVillioin
baseraentC'aUar, tkilftlilloOrillisi , lArgo
and as varied A . ,143 - le:Pf paintings -;on
ehrommfiliture • 4141, ira,' , looking
irbuorei anirM . tW pateriali ail, -00 i-bo
timuit.ii*fitriy, shantribliattntititla the
United "-ref' r.V4 I C-lbe!**-4re: ,
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Blrmingha i CoentiL= .
A regular monthly meeting of theCouri
ell of the borough of East Birmingham
was heldlast evening in their•room.in:the
Walton Hose Company Building. "
Members present—Messrs: Beck, Ihmsen,
Feell, Walter, Feld, Zellers, Burgess Slo
cum and J. R. Jacques, Clerk.
"The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
Mr. Bunsen, front the Finance Commit
. tee, reported that the salariei of the bor
lough officers had'been fhtedus
Clerk;42oo per fitminnt Treaskter; $6OO
ppeer armtim; Constable, Lamplighter and
, aster, $6OO Pin annum.
The report was adopted. ; •
Mr. Beck, from the Fire Committee, re
ported that in the matter of the request of
the Walton Hose Company, for shirts;hats
'and belts, the Committee had the matter
'under consideration: ,Report accepted. '
Mr. Feld, from the committee appointed
to _take steps,toward , haying the .orough
divided into two election preeinctS„'reported
that the committee could do nothing in the
matter; and power would have to be ob
tained from the-Legislature. Report ac
cepted and committee discharged. ' •
The petition' of Captain Yard, asking ex
oneration from payment of tax on his strip
of land,, for paying . Josephine .strect, was
Mr. beck stated , that the members of
Council had not met Mr. Yard as agreed,
and not having consulted on the matter
nothing could be done in the matter.
Captain Yard was present, and by per
mission stated the grounds on which - he
asked exoneration, claiming that on ac
count of the size an di shape of his land the
assessment was excessive. •
After _some - discrissien,,a motion of Mr.
"Beck, that the amount be collected„was
''On' motion of Mi. ':Zellero, the Burgess
was authorized to advertjse for proposals
for the grading and pd•ving of Sydney
street, Carey alley from Harmony
seph street and Merriman alley, and the
grading of Sarah street between Harmony
and Railroad street.
Mr. Beck made reference to the fact that
the Ornisby heirs; or
..-some of tarn, had .
made a proposition to give to the borough
a plat of ground on Larkin's alley on
which to erect a market heutie,
On motion of Mr.Reck a committee con
sisting of Messrs. Ihmsen - and Beck ',was
appointed to confer with the representa
tives of the heirs on the,matter.
A'rtisolution of Mr. Beck authorizing the
Treasurer to pay interest on the borough
bonds as it became due was adopted.
On motion of the same ge 'tleman,
amended by Mr. Ihmsen, the Street -
Commissioner was required to giv bonds
in the sum of $l,OOO, on account o money
advanced to him.
The committee appointed to eon er with
the old borough in relation tad the paving of
Harmony street was continuesto , - ,
Petitions were presented, signed by prop
erty holders, asking for the grading and ,
paving of Fox alley between John and
Joeph street, and Joseph and Harmony
street. Accepted and prayer granted.
Mr. Patterson, the Borough Regulator,
reported an estimate for the grading au
thorized, as follows:
Carey alley, Railroad to Page street, 300
yards: .Merriman's alley, Joseph to Mead
ow street, 1.400 yards. Harmony street,
Joseph to Wharton street, 5,500 yards.
Mr. Patterson also reported that a tem
porary wharf can be constructed at the foot
of Page street for about $5OO. _
'The hills: of - tile Dispat'eh'and 'AisT:for
publishing ffinancial statement of the bor
ough, were presented and referred to the
A warrant was ordered for $l2 ibr the
Conimerciai for publishing Treasurer's no
On motion-of Mr. Poen, a warrant was or
dered in favor or the Street Commissioner
for $l7O 72, and an additional $3OO 00 when -
the bond anove.referred to shall have been'
Fold, the Street Com
mittee toliave Joke& street
Councils adjourned to meet Tuesday
evening two weeks.
After adjournment, the members-. of
Council 'and the reporters of the Press
were handsomely entertained by Mr. Chris
tian Feld, who has. just opened a restaurant
on Carson street. -
Man I!thig—Suppi . ‘rikci Suicide
A, few days sin&c an information was
made against Jacob Lies, a merchant of Al
legheny; by a girl who resides in his family,
tho particulars of which were published in
the GAzirrrs. 4 Mr. L. waived a hearing in
the • case, entered - bail foe his appearance
at Court,',and firmly protested his inno
canoe of the charge. After this he was
teen much depressed in spirits and as
sorted that he was disgraced by such an
accusation, false as it Wag. remained
in the hotise several days, and all day on
Sunday declined to yield to the request of
his wife that they should ride out. Shortly
after dark-on that evening he dressedbirn
selk and telling his ;will, that was going
to take a Short walk, started out. Since
that time he had not been seen
or heard from, until Monday palm
ing, when a raftman, watching 'some
raft moored on the Allegheny side of the
river, between the Hand street and Rail
road bridge, found a bundle of clothespar
, tinily secreted tinder= some loose boards.
The clothing consisted of coat, vest, pair of
pants, boots and and hat. They wore re
moved to tha , maymossitlioe, where in the
pockets of the, poet was found a book con
taining papers showing that they belonged
to Mr. Lies. The wife also identified the
clothing as that worn by her huabard when
ho left home on Sunday evening, and there
seems to be no room for doubt that, labor
ing Under , ,mental. derangetnegt, he
mitted suicide. The supposed suicide was
about thirty-five years of age, and leaves a
wife and five children. Previous to the
preferntent of tho charge alluded to he has
borne iiiexal character.
In the GAZETTE Of Monday* , morning we
published an account of a mysteriensoccur
retire on the Hand street bridge, which
rimyin some manner,be connected with the
• A Riotous proceeding. • •
' A difficultY' iiceurred at Idellon's Coal
Works, at Osceola, Monday, betliteen the
-manager and- the-hande r whietafor-i-time
presented a very aspect, but for
tunately ended without,nnything serious
taking place. It appears that the won Wive
lost confidence in the manager and demand
his removal..; TheyrequestObint to leave,
but he deckined toliolio;when they banded
together and threatened to do him some
,serious injury -,unleas heleit %ha premises
at once. They were quietbd by sonle of the
more reasonable miners, who promised to
have him removed quietly.,Fearing that
they would carry their threts into execu
tion, Mr. Jacob Snyder, the manager, came
tote piv : yesterday and lade information
.againatldichlbiteh, Matthias Schnei
der, John M eyerf and John Flans, who it is
alleged ware-the,leaders of the
patty, for Surety' of the peace. Warrants
were issued for their arrest, and the two
latter were arrested in=the eityi'and after a
hearing were held to ball in the sum of
81,00 each for thoir appearance at ,Court:
4 ftSliffd&irs are in search of ttni others:
tat( Oink . w Conte.-4toliert banipbell
was charged the Mayor -yesterday,
'6l4l4o6ll;o:llllaberfiald, With as T
,sault an d:hattery. She. alleges lhat-he
'striidkAhetiknooked 'her down, and 'other-
wise abused her. -A:warrant was issued for
his arrest and Plitep4,l4 4/aMitordinvt7
deer who roceeaea to, Me house to !rialto
'412ft1an0107.:40,4 ,found . ‘Tionpbew Mit e he
imibutegiO him to omoemBo
wijiiin,q4,o444l)93li tit* libliet'elithigit
•Anuasemetzte; - •
Tiice,argitA -HourzrE.--.Thirty-four pretty
women; light on foot, light in heart; and
light in a coatume, the nearest approach to
a description of which we have dim recol
lection of reading somewhere Le book
of Genesis, contributed to form tLe attrac-
,tion which drew together in. the Opera
House last evening quite a respectable
number of gentlemen and a few ladies. To
deny that this lovely corps of rat tty women
is an attraction - would del eicp a sorry,
lack of appreciation for the cuarms of the
fair sex and consign us into the contempt
uously thin ranks of the World's misogyn
ists, on what is won*, might lead the - reader
to believe that we are in a measure, preju
diced against the, theatrical management
whirl -has cOntributed so largely towards
framing correct and elevated tqstes among
the amusement loving portion of the com
munity. We , hold woman to be_ the
most , potent 'educator .in 'the land;
she o c cupies a higher sphere than man, and
i the great . evilof society hetetofore has been
that, the generality of,the other sex saw too
little of Fier, a popular error amply atoned
for in this moral and high-toned exhibition
of heaving bosoms and well develdped
pedal extremities. Wby should - we 'eon
demn the , half-clad ballet:girl and in the
same breath advise readers to visit the]inn
seum to see so much of woman as the mod
est-giantess or the•ohaste Tat -girl,'for what
the former lacks in size she fully makesup
in the exposition of parts and parcels . : of
her body which a fastidious world might'
deem sinful, improper and wantonly wick-
The play last evening, the "Ice Witch,"
a meaningless.production to serve as an in
troduction- to the terpsichorean perform
ances, was worried through about as well
as usual by the stock company of the
establishment. The obscene gag of one of
the actors which could not have failed to
bring the blush of shame to. the cheek of
any respectable lady in attendance, was an
uncalled for exhibition of moral depravity,
and, while .it pleased the few i nnwaihed
gods in the gallery, shocked every pure
minded person in the house, wh regarded
it as foul, filthy and disguLtin , offensive
alike to chastity and, delicacy.
It is a high commentary on he moral
character of our people that s ch enter
tainments fail to draw anything approach
ing large houses, and we cannot too highly
commend the good taste displayed by the
gentlemen who left their wives, daughters
and lady friends at home, while they en
joyed the lascivious exhibition of obscenely
attired females. . _
PITTSBURGH THEATRE.-To-night, at his
favorite place of amusement, Messrs. Hart
and Campbell take a joint benefit, on which
oecasion the wonderful M'lle. Tumour will
appear in her daring trapeze act;. ..13en.
Wheeler, Irish comedian and vocalist, in a
new character and fancy songs, and over
forty volunteers. This will be the greatest
occasion of the:.season: and Messrs. - Hart
and Campbell are deserving of a crowded
heuse, as they have contributed so much to
the enjoyment of the patrons of the "Old
MASONIC HALL.—Bainum's living curi
osities, the Circaasian girls, the Nova Scotia
giantess, the fattest boy baby in the world,
the fattest,girl in America, and the smallest
dwarf traveling. ' Receptions afternoons
BunNELL's AiIISEVAL—CaU in and see the
new living creatures added to this museum.
This is ono of the few museums of the
Country worthy a visit.
A Correction. ,
. 11 i 9 RuPlisiled yepOrrlay an„account of an
accident in West Pittsburgh, by which
Henry Sheridan had his leg broken; and re
feriedlo his llauceessfol efibiis to get ad
mission to the County Home, "re.
fleeting severely upon both Mr. Davis and
Mr. Fortune. Our statement was based upon
information received from Sheridan himself
and from the _Mayor, to whom he had also
told his story, and had his statement been
true, we would have nothing to retract; but
we „are informed by persons cogairant of
the facts that it is false in several particu
lars, and therefore cheerfully make the cor
reotion. Sheridan it appears did not apply
to Mr. Davis, but.application was made to
Mr. Fortune for admission to the
City Farm, which of course Mr. F. could
not grant, the applicant not being a
resident of the city; but he did the best he
could, however. He gave the person who
made the application a note to Mr. Davis,
but did not know at the time that Sheridan
was in the . wagon in front of his door. In
stead of gOing to Mr. Davis the persons
charge of - the wagon drove to the Mayor's
office, where, fin reasons unknown to us,
Sheridan made the statement we published
yesterday. It is but justice to state that the
greatest harmony. has ever prevailed be
tween the Guardians of the Poor _and the
officers of the'COunty• Home; there' being
no conflict of authority or question ofjuris
diction raised between them.
We regret having said anything deroga
tory of either Mr.. Davis or Mr. Fortune,
but t .believed-at the time that our intbrina-
Mon was reliable, which, however, we are
pleased to find was not the ause.
In. Trouble Again.
-A. S. Robinson is certainly one of the
most unfortunate honest men we have ever
known, in one sense, and peculiarly fortu
nate in anotebr. His neighbors do not ap
pear to Understand or fully'appreiato him.
Hellas frequently been so unfortunate as
to. get into 'difficulty through misunder
standings, but has always been peculiarly
fortunate in extricating himself from them.
Ho is once more the victim of some misun
derstanding, in consequencoof which be is
acodsed of obtaining money under , false
pretence,, Patrick Bradley being the prose
cutor., Mr. Bradley alleges that Robinson
obtained 04.55 from him, by representing
tliat Fahnestook, Foster 1t Co. owed him
that amount, and giving,him an 'order on
them for the Barrie., This appears
occurred some weeks since, and the
day 'following Mr. Bradley presented the
order, but instead of getting the money as
he expected to do, he was informed that
they owed Robins on nothing. lie returned
with the order and endeavored to find Rob
inson, but through some mistake that gen
tleman had gone East. He subsequently
returned to the city and whe informed by
Bradley that the order had ' not been ak
cepted, expressed his surprise, and prom
ised to arrange the matter in a few days.
Mr. B. waited, but failed- to get a satisfao
tory settlement; and was compelled to
prosoeute.i Theta , must :be some ;mistake
about the matter, and if so,' will be readily
discovered by - Alderman TMO3fai3ters, who
issued the warrant for his arrest, and made
A very singular and 'rather' serious acci
dent occurred. yesterday , morning at Den
ny's curve on the Pennsylvania Itailioad, a
short .„distance • prom Denny's Station.
About seven - o'clock in 'the • morning a
young . man, whose name we were 'unable
to learn, was found lying on the railroad
track insensible. He, .it ... appears, -resided
with his parents near where , he was 'found,
and they state , that be retired at nine
o'ckook Monday 'evening. It is ~supposed
that Ihe got up in the night in a state of
tornaambulism and walked. to the curve, a
41Stittnia Of one :;hundred yards, and scot
llontaily fell over the-high embankment at
'that point.: ',litikives removed to his father's
residence,. where, upon examination, it was
discovered that be had 'severe in
.LinrlitsFabcsitthea Is fikiiedtas
Insane woman CO ltted .= l s "loting
woman was atneetahY tl}6 po li ce leitek-y.
dayevening, at the end of the'lland. atr6et
br,do,"wherifzahe lipat-IxanViltaP4Ot all
day, She wastaltektni ee p g i lignYp ,
I lkhefegifirprdinenyNed e.
to hamster case.brought before the urt,
Iniprovements.—The spirit of improve
ment is quite apparent on the South Side.
We noticed. yesterday no less than twelve
houses in course of erection, some of them.l
nearly completed, on Carson street, in Bir
mingham and.F,ast Birmingham. At the
corner of Denman and Carson street the
foundation for a three story brick building,
iron front, fifty by one hundred feet, is
about completed. On the Opposite side of
the street, a few doors from the corner, a",
row of frames, four in number, haVe been
erected within a few• days, and are about
ready for roofing.
'An Evil ' The Cure.:—ln : a few days 'the
,on a high up among the.
nineties. Your Butter will melt, . your.
chops = and steaks become tainted, your
eggs addled, your claret' tepid, yodr milk
curdled and a host of other evils plague
you, unless you will - adopt the expedient
which: all'found So effecthal last - summer
and provide. yourself - -with; an. "XL All"
refrigerator., We have tried three or four
different inakes,'but those - for sale by Geo.
W. Hubley, at his house hirnishing -ware
rooms on Federal, street above Lacock, will
be found to "XL All" others—so say we=
Female. Bruisers. Jenny: Haberfield
made inforMation before the Mayor, yes
terday, charging Jane Mcearvey with as
sault and battery, She alleges that the
accused struck her several times and pulled
her hair. Jane waS arrested and "brought
up" for a hearing 4 when it appeared that
both had participated in the fun, and that
one had received about as muCh_bruising
as the other. The case was dismissed at
the request of, the prosecutrix, who paid
the costs. ,
Discharged.—Eliza Stewart made infor
matiotibefore the Mayor, yesterday, char B
ing her htsband;- John Stewart. with
abandonment. John was - arrested and
taken before the Mayor for a hearing, when
it appeared that he wasjustifiable in aban
doning ,her, she being a woman of de
cidedly low. character. The case was,.
therefore; dismissep, and the prisoner dis
charged. • • (
Alleged Larcenyo--ThOmae J. Campbell
ma,* Information before the Mayor yester
day, charging Michael Mullen and Eilward
Farrell With the larceny of $l6O. He al
leged that the accussed cable into hia room
in the night and the next 'morning he dis
covered that $l6O had been taken from his
pockets. The defendants were arrested and
alter a hearing ; were discharged.
Formerly, tt onsands of dollars. were ex
pended in traveling to sunny cllmes, for
the purpose of enjoying the balmy and fro-,
- grant breezes of floral fields. Now a bottle
of Woodworth's "Flor del Espiritu Santo"
saves all that, trouble and expense, and im
parts to the fortunate poosessor a fragrance
surpassing the floworstheniselyes. w:s
Another Meter A rrested.--Thomas Prior,
charged on oath of Denny, O'Neil with
having . participated/ in the O'Neil coal mi
ners' riot, was arrested yesterday and taken
before the Mayor for a hearing, after which
he was committed, in default of- the re
quired bail for his appearance at Court.
Held to Ball.. Jamestrilderwood, whose
arrest we noticed a few days' since for
surety of the peace on oath of John O'Neil,
had a hearing before the Mayor yesterday,
and was held to bail in the sum of $2,000 to
keep the peace and appear at the next
Colored Alpacas and alpaca poplins just
received and opened by J. W. Barker &
Co., .59 Market street, of all the desirable
colors and' shades, beautiful goods :and
very cheap.' Also O. K. alpacas and moo-
bares, beautiful lusters at greatly reduced
A Short Seutence.—Aaron Reed, convict
of illicit distilling at the present term of
the U. S. Court, was sentenced yesterday
by Judge McCandless to 24 hbursiniprison- -
ment in the county jail, and was Conducted
to that institution by the 'Deputy. Marshal..
Committed.—Addermtur Meld asters- yes
terday coutmitted Cleorge.Mtller to jail in
default of bail for his appearance at Court
to answer a charge of obtaining board under
false pretence, in which Marion Schmidt
is the prosecutor.
Attractive Aaction Sale of .Turniture, etc.,
this day at 10 AL m.; new. Carpets at 2 p.. M.;
at 3 P. M., one Surveyor's Instrument, com
plete„ at. Palmer 45‘, Phillips' Opera House
auction roomi,i . 60 Fifth' street. Call and
Executor's Sale of House and Lot in Al
legbeny.—The property, 31 Monterey street,
Second ward, will 'be sold on the premises,
peremptorily, to-morrow„Thursday, at• 10
o'clock. A. LEGGATE, Auctioneer:
Under Way.-4-The work of improving and
repairing the Independence engine house
is progressing rapidly. It: will be one of
the best arranged and most convenient
houses in the city , when Completed:
0. K. at Barkers, 200 pieces of those most
desirable goods Just received and some
very good, as low as 25 cents per yard. Call
Barker's, 59 Market street.
SelUng Liquor on linnday.--Kate Denny
made information before the Mayor yester
day, charging Andrew Sheehan with sell
ing liquor on Sunday. A warrant 'was is
sued for his arrest.
Net Uniforined.—We obierved yesterday
two policemen gn•duter, Who' ; , :sere not in
full uniform. One had a pair of light pants,
and the other , a, sack coat.,, This should not
be permitted. - •
A ;Thriving. Basinem—The Mayor did a
thriving business in the way of , drunks
and disorderlies.r rifteen qaFes, of that
chitracterWeitidhiposed of,:‘ &apt whom
paid their tines. '
•• Passed ThrOtigli: Joe - Coburn, the
"bruiser,".passed through the city ester
day en route for Cincinnati, to 'prepare for
the approachipg inatcit:;with
Improvements.—A. large number of build
ings are being erected. in Lawrenceville, at
present. t We notice four or five under way
on Butler .street., '• • - • '
"They made het a grace too cold and dalup
For a sou Lad Mau-at and true. , S , • = •
If they, bad been wise,.the Aire neeessity
of opening the grave'for one so lovely might
have been averted. Plantation Bftters, if
timely used, are sure to rescue the young
andlovelv, the middle-nged, ard•theailing,
from ecintirnieili4leknetts. - ( 2 '
Almost all diseases have their beginning
in some, slight; difficulty of the Stomach,
which would eventuate in Dyspepsia, Head
ache, l o iver Complaints, Night Sweats, Con
sumption, Death. ,Plantation' Bitters 'will
prevent -these premonitor - y symptoms`and
kecp thoblood pure tuid the health. geed;
While they invigorate the system they
enliven the,mind. _
MAGNOLIA PATER.-A delightful toilet
article—superior to Cologne, and at half the
price. t 317P&F
C balipbalindieface - air-froughness
of the skin, certainly cured • by using the
dintipa r . l-21 'Aber); irtadelby
ard ,t Co., New York. 4 sums-mei all
other remedies as , it wilt:prevent rOnghtiers
,of the akin 21f.used ,, during cold Weather.
In is easily appliedomitutsli`tke:trouble
i l srthe gressy . steri . no*
cari,ho used by es es with the most tender
skin, without irritation pattr; - ineking it
'Soft tRi 4004 891. 0 1:7bY) tlittdroggistsgn-t
L._TAS: 'Ft*, of tAd t* R tuArity . of
11•Ifileort s =lds . their itiugniazleilleacy
ha , euretWl , Dyspepsia and/f Bilious • eten
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• BRIEF NEWS ITEMS.
—Mr. John Hickman d dines taking a
re-nomination , to the LegWatttre.
—Four firemen were insured by the fall
ing of the n walls of a bdrning ioakerY, at
Malden, Mass., yesterdayil
—.Tacob Fralick, edithei of the White'
county Recorder Arkansas , has been ar
rested by the military authorities for .3tria
tures on official acts. ' •
-The bill for the 'abolition of the State
constabulary, passed, yeilterdav over the
'GcivOrnor's veto in the Mass.sch - usetts
House of Representativeihy 146 to 62. •
Buffalo 94!e , • «
:By Telegraph to,the rittabirir,u
BUFFALO,. May. 12.—Fleur quiet Wheat-
dull; sale 4 Of. 500 bush No. '2 . Chicar l at
$2,25; - 7,800 bush No. 1. Mliwtiukeir at 28,
and 3,500 bush very choice Green Bay C ub
at 52,37. Canada ','eat ,nominal at .12,50 a
2,90 by car lots. Coindiill and firm; 'Mies
of 48,000 bush at 51,03 f4j yellow.- Oats in
fair demand closing firm'at .790; 81,000 bus
western at' 78c, and 13,50 do 78Me.
Barley and Seeds are inaotiye./ Mins Perk
unchanged at VI « Lard at 19. 1 4 c ., High-
Wines nominal. Itwellits—Wheat, 9,000;
corn, 55,000; - oats, 25;000 ,bruih;' flour, 7,200
bbls. Shipnients-L- . not reported.' Freights
2:iet but firm ist.lse heat, 12e on corn,
on oats, -tcuNew York• •
New Orleans .frfarket.
(By Telegraph to the Pittabnigh Gazette.)
NEW Onms.rais, May 12.—Cotton dull and
lower. ' middling, 2931 e; Sales, 800 bales; TO
ceipts, 338 bales; exporto 315 bales. Sterl
ing Exchange, 52a55.'-New York Sight Ex
change 3 / 4 premium. Gold,, 1403. Sugar
firm; Louisiana prime, i11511a1.51,e. Caba;
113;a12y,e. Cuba Molasses 45a55e. Flour; '
low- grades dull; superfine, 59,25; 'choice,
$13a15. Corn firm at 81,02a1.05. Oats firm
at 85e. Hay firm and:lhnehanged. Mess
Fork dull at 529. 13acch. dull; shoulders,
14y,c; clear sides, isy,,c. ilard easy; tierce,
20e; keg, 21e.
Detroit DI ket.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsbn gh Gazette.l •
'DETROIT, May 12.—..sionr market gener,.
ally - dull; choice brands ' fair. demand at
$13,50©13,75. Wheat . v y dull;. lights...lles
a $2,95 for . No. 1-whi Corn nominal at
ti ,02®1,03. Oats—the stipply and demand
.th light' sales at ,7234475 c. . ' - ,
WILSON—HINGSBURY. n Thursday morn-
1 g,!tlie 7th Inst., at the rsiildence of the bride's
.arents,!at Centreville, Butler County, ra., by Rev.
assisted by Rev. (olley, Mr. JAMES S. :
IrILSON, of this city, nal Miss :HATTIE A. • •
PAINE—CAMPBBLL.—At !the residence of , the
bride's mother, Tuesday evening, May 1%41,18613,
by the Rev. Richard Lea, tied by the Re': H.
B. Ensniorth, S. H. PAL. of Pittsburgh.. to
MARY S. CAMPBELL, of ABegheny City.
LONG.-On Tuesdaz mortOng.3lay 12th, at 2,y,
o'clock. Mrs. MARGARET 7`4 wite'ot E.'13.; Long, •
in the 37th year of lier age.'' .
Funenil from the resideneo!of her husband, No.
112 Grant street, on TRultittY, 14th instant, at
3 o'clock-y.3h ;' Friends of t L e family arc respe ct-
Scaly invited to attend. • 11
WILSON-Mi. THOMAS ;ILSON, on Tuesday,
May 12th, at 5 o'clock P. ~ in the 70th year of
his age. . 1 `
The funerariailltake place =his late reside nee, _
No. 159 Bearer street, legjzeny, THIIRSDAT,
- 14th inst., at 3 o'clock. p.. The friends of the
family are respectfully invlt4d to attend.
AUL AIKEN I. IIINICIERTAILER,
No. 160701:111.TR b'TREET,L Pittsbargh, Pa.
FINS of all kinds, CRAPES; GLOVES, and ev
ery description of Funeral A urnishing Goods tar
nished. Rooms. open, day d night. , .Hearse. and
Carriages Tarnished. s
W. Jacobus, 11.-D., Thomas,
cNIIARLES &P ILE UNDER.
TAKERS AND rAvErrir - STABLES, corner of
DUSKY STREET ANA CHURCH AVENUE,
Allegheny citp, where .theirs COFFIN ROOMS are
constantly supplied with real land imitation .Rose
woodi-Mahogany and Valudt Coffins, at prices' la
;Ting from al to .100. Bodies prepared for inter
ment. Hearses and 'Carriages furffished; also, all
Kinds of Mourning tioodS, IP required. Office open
at all hours, dayntid night. •
T T. RODNEY, UNDER
TAXER AND EMBALMER, No. 45 OHIO
EEL Allegheny, and: No. 130 DIAMOND
SQUARE (by John Wilsonl& Bros., ) keeps always
on hands 'the best Metal, Itcsewood, Walnut. and
imitation'RoseWood Cotlintii :Walnut Coftlns - from
625 upwards. Rosewood .COlfins 620 upwards, all
other corns l proportion:' :Carriages and Hearses
:furnished at low rates.. .Critpe. Gloves,
Plato • and
raving AtrAWied, gratis . Office open, day and
SPECTACCES, ' - -
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at mprata We, and saidtka deivaa of Ana Wiling
'Ate, tiOnfibla , etr tii inaliifieteOtion. Vtie viii6ite
blocs/WI ovatnautlfat#A.healtlrt oat: two.iiarl a
4 11.1 4etrrallphannbuic.pn the, 7i:Bl4T_ Pilau
ali:inlaltigiraul, Whialti 'no' throlialilt, taaliltig it
liittlytiatic Nalaibla ta‘ et i iiitTetwePi-tratibitte
Pursuit*. n. 1 15 91 1, . .11.0,,PPPAINSA 3 14109 r
ptaae houspaorltta% id prova An oraameat to this
, ithra: r titigimAillifo l tittiVE6teviltittil soid at
ireirt4aaaanablefs ilia" ) cattaratif eteuadingty
. fiSrb' , f l Ual A P I TM LE UX' ! t r'S 1 /1 4' 4 *,
vitalism Aie a; Lawrea66lll4 -
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