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Daily Prayer Meeting--From 12 M. to
12:30 o'clock at the Rooms of the Christian
Association,-No. 23 Fifth street.
_committed.--.Aiderman Lindsay yester
day. 'cOrnmitted Henry Hovert to the coun
ty pilfer a hearing on a charge of fraud s
pre-Al:wed against him by C. B. Taylor.
Work Comnenced.—The work of laying
the _Mc°!son payement on Market street
has been commenced. A large force of men
is engaged and the work will be pushed
Our Publlc - Schools.--The attendance at
our Public Schools is unprecedentectly
large at the present term, arid the prospects
for a successful and prosperous term were
never more flattering. •
Nearly Completed.—The new North avo
nue M. E. Church in Allegheny will be,
ready for occupancy 'about the first of No
vember.' When completed it will he one of
the fin • st Church editicoa in the vicinity.
B Stoves, as gallant an officer
as ever stood .beside ,a gun, and onewho,
has an ,enviable record, advertises in an
other delumn calling, meetmg the old
membera of 'linap's battery, to form an
auxiliary to the Grant Hussars.
• Rearranging.--Chief Engineer Crow had
afore°. of Men',engaged in rearranging the
Alle,2herty,Flre Alarm yesterday. It seems
that the shade trees on some of the thor
oughfares interfered -with with the 'wire, and
prevented the perfect working of the
alarm, which necessitated the change.
Grant and Colfai.—A meeting of the
Giant and Colfax Club of the. Sixth ward,
Allegheny, will- be held this (Tuesday)
evening, September Sth, at 734 o'clock, at
the office of the Salt Works, corner Beaver
avenue ands Juniata street. A full attend
/Ines is requested. By order of the Presi
Alleged Assault.--Patrick Connor made
information, on Saturday, before Alderman
Mclllpters, against James Rains for assault
and battery. Patrick States that he was in
the employ of Bails at Halton Station, and
that on Saturday evening they got into a
difficulty, when Rains beat and abused
:him. A warrant was issued.
Pleasant Valley Passenger Railway.
The Directors of the Pleasant Valley Rail
way expect:to have - the road in operation
• the latter part of this or the first of next
week. The road is completed, ready for
the, cars, and the builders al them are push
ing the work forivard as rapidly as possi
ble. We understand that the fare to be
charged has not been decided upon as yet,
but this matter can easily be arranged be
fore the opening.
The Temperance Movement —The tem
perance men are actively engaged in the
canvass for their candidate' for County
Commissioner, Isaac Charles, Esq. Some
_of them are quite confident of success, while
'others, not quite so sanalune, Conbede that
the election will, go aga , nst them. Their
idea however, is to poll as strong a vote as
possible, even though they may be beaten,
andlor this purpose all their,renerg!es are
bent to - the work.. Nothing like trying.
' Fires in Allegheny During the Month.—
Mr. James E. Crow, the efficient Chief En
gineerof the_Allegheny Fire Department,
mfortris us that during the month of Ang
- ust there were °five alarms struck at the
Central Office. The largest tire was Sem
ple's dry goods house. The total loss, with
the exception of that sustained by Mr.
Semple, would not exceed $BOO. There
were'no false alarms struck and the , appa
ratus, throughout the.. month, has giyen
- About a Ring:--Sophia Bosch made in
formation before Justice Barker, of South
Pittsburgh, against Eliza 'Magle for lar
ceny. 'Sophia states that on the twenty
ninth of Augnst her house, situated on
Mount Washington, was entered ands gold
ring valued at five dollars carried off. As
the ring was not her own she feels tho more
aggravated about its loss. From informa
tion received she verily believes that Eliza
Magle was the persbit who carried it off,
and accordingly a warrant was issued.
AlleF,lieny Street Improvements.—The
following is the record of the streets graded
and paved in Allegheny during the month
of. August. There are a number of others
under contract', all of which are rapidly
Name. Length infest. • Cost.
'Washington avenue 19,0121 $15.559 19
lJnlon avenue 892 6.886 s 3
Balkan street - 456 2,12/7 49
Total 20,411 124.51361
Of this number the first is in the sixth,
the second in the third, and the last in the
first Ipards. ,
Identified.--We noticed yesterday that
two men had been arrested by'. the Alle
gheny police at an early hour on Sunday
morning, having in their poseession two
coats which wet e_ supposed to have been
stolen.' The men were, discharged but the
coats were retained. last evening two
gentlemen called at, the , Mayor's office and
identified the articles as their property
which had:been stolen from themim Satur
day evening. They declined to prosecute
the case, preferring to let the matter, drop
with the recovery of the property.
Alleged Lareeny.—Artbur Murphy
made inrormation before the Mayor yester
day, against CliarledLudwig, charging him
with the larceny of 1145. .ISfurphy states
that Ludwig, in - a stupidly intoxicated con
dition, came into the saloon where he
boards and laid round for a few hours,
and departed, the money mysteriously do,
parting about the same , time. It was-after
wards ascertained that Ludwig had pur
chased a • t. and was making prepare,-
tlons part on the 2A. it ., train, this
morn g. A warrant was issued and an
officer dispatched to watch the train at the
. Row in a Beer Saloon.—Charles Ander
son, a colored man, alleges that while he
was in:a beer saloon on Lacock t,a
ghen • Saturday evening, three men named
respe ' ptively Thomas ' Hanna, Benjamin
Bone and .Tames Cornelius came in and
withant rirovocation attacked and beat him
in a shameful manner. He states that hbillye
struck inn '
was hi o the head with a -,
the face and side and finally
kicked out into the, street. The accused
" were arrested. and af er a hearing before
_Bone and Cornelius were
discharged and MUMS held for a further
Strange ease,—in last ,Saturday's
zErrE we; noted the fact thitt S. F. Plevey,
livery stable keeper bad prosecuted, be
"lore Alderman Mc Master, a well - known
citizen. Mr. David Elkin, for horse steal
ing. We have since been called upon by
2dr. Elkin, who ha* exhibited toms a re
ceip "in full" for horse and buggy hired
, by him from Mr. Pdevay, and he represents
• ibatke bas
,been unjustly, maligned. AS
Mr.. Elkin represents the case, we are in.
alined to believe: that he: . is correct in his'
'statement of Cho matter, and we are sada
., fled that upon a fall hearing of the case Mr.
E. will be entirely exculpated front any
A Disgusting Spectacle.
• We noticed yesterday a man apparendV
in the prlme•of life lying on thee
on-Penn street;-near the corner of St.-Clair.
The map wag sio much under the_inapenee
Aof , liquor at -to 1s) utterly insonidble,and
/aid there in full view of. all tbe,passers
'from about ten o'clock , in the morning urk: ! '
111 after - three in the afternoon. Not with.
standing bite exposed position and the dia. ,
gusting spectlicle presented, no attention
'was paid to the Matter by' the -police, who
either fulled topass that way or would pot
Attend.to their dati;r. in %liking or
U. S. District Court—gndge_ I,DCandless.
On the opening of the Court yesterday
the case of the United States is, twenty
barrels of whisky, owned by I. l ang, Mess-,
aunt Ca, of Philadelphia, was realm:lied
and concluded. Tne jury found verdict
for' the United States. A motion' fora new
trial, was tiled by respondent's attorney.
The next case taken up was that of Wm:
H. Friar, indictod. for emberiltif,g a letter
containing POG from the United States
mail, on the 7th' of May last. - Ifiefendant
was driver of the , mail ( coach, running be
tween .Milroy, Mifflin county, and Belle
fonte, Center , county, and on the day men
tioned the mail bag containing a package of
registered letters was 'placed in his pos
session. The letter alleged to hsve been
stolen was addressed by Mr. Alexander, of
Milroy, to• John P.-.Haines, Cashier of the
First National Bank of Bellefonte. Dis
trict AttorneyCarnahan appeared for the
prosecntion, and Hon. P. C. Shannon for
the defense. The case is still on triaL
-In the bankruptcy branch of the Court,
a final discharge was granted and certifi
cate awarded to Stillman Parker, of Cam
bria county. •
Petitions for discharge were filed by Jas.
B. Townsend, Susquehanna county; Philip
Wilson, Allegheny City; David Grove,
, J. de B. L. Silkknitter, and Andrew Beer,
of Eiuntingdon county: Stephen A. Gibson
and Jacob Kinsel, Blair county; Annanigs
Durst, Mercer county; Abram Young,
Bradford county; John S. Cordner, Lu
A petition for adjudication was filed by
Marquis D. F. Hines, of Bradford county.
Court of Quarter Sessions.
The September Term of tho Court of
Quarter Sctssions commenced on Monday,
at ten o'clock, Judges Sterrett and Mellon
on the bench.
'The TraVerse Jury list was first called,
there appearing to be ntair attendence. '
Of Grand Jurors summoned the follow
ing. answered and were sworn:
Charles Atwell, Sewickley; James M.
Burns, city; J. D. Collingwood. city; Wm.
Caldwell, Elizabeth; J. B. Crawford, city;
Robert Dick'son, city; Joseph H. Elton, Al-,
legheny; B. Fahnestock, city dames Gor- •
don, Allegheny; J. A. Graff,'city; John P.
Helsel, East Birmingham; John . Holmes,
city; R. H. Kerr, McClure; G. M. Morrison,
Tarentum; John McDevitt, Oakland; W.
D. McCallum, Allegheny; Henry Rowan,
Sewickley; John Sill, Versailles; ohn Wil
son, city; John Gan&lei '
Mr. Joseph Dilworth was designated as
Judge Sterrett delivered the usual charge;
instructing the jury as to the nature of
their duties, and also calling their atten
tion to some special matters, the increase
of crime through intemperance and the
improper Settlement of cases by magis
trates—the ratter a great and growing evil.
He said thltt on presentment by the Grand
Jury of any such cases of settlement, the
Court would direct bills to be prepared so
that they might be investigated. His Honor
spoke of the magnitude of the liquor traffic
as evidenced in the large sum—nearly kt,3e,-
00-:-paid into the County Treasury by
dealers, for Work House purposes, for the
first eight months of the present year. The
law requires parties obtaining license US pay
into the County Treasury the same amount
they are required to pay into the State
Treasury, and thus the rather astonishing
fact appeared that for the eight ntohths of
the present year, ending September Ist,
nearly $lOO,OOO have been paid in
Allegheny County for the privilege of deal
inz in intoxicating liquors. Some idea
might be formed from this of the real extent
of the traffic, and of the amount of misery,
Iffering and crime entailed upon the c ,m
-munity through intemperance.
Register Gray presented a number of ad
ministration and guardian accounts, which
were confirmed nisi. „
Constables of the various districts were
called upon for their returns of persons on
gaged in the liquor trade, dce.
The Court then adjourned until to-day at
10 A. M.
By direction of the Court the District At
torney will hereafter make out lists of cases
to be tried in the Court of Quarter Sessions,
and the lists will be published in the official
county papers (Gazette, Dispatch and Free
dom's Friend) two or three day's before
Tuesday, September Bth, will be occupied
in hearing surety cases, and prosecutors
and defendants are required to be in at
tendance and remain until their cases are
TRIAL LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, SEP . T. 9.
FORFEITED ItECOONIZANCES, ,
COM- VS. Daniel Grubbs et al.
Coin. vs. Irvin Redpath.
Corn. vs. B. W. Morgan.
Cons. vs. John Gracie.
Corn, vs. William Plummer.
Com. vs. Terrence McCarthy.
Com. vs. Morris Cabs et aL . • -
Corn. vs. Alfred Meyers..::
TRIAL LIST FOR-THURSDAY, SEPT. /0.
Corn. vs. Michael Creiglitori.
Corn. vs. Jerry Stine.
Com. NS: G. W. Dithridge.
Corn. vs. Wm. Shore and W. - Richardson.
Corn. vs. L. J. Keuchler.
Corn. vs. Lightner Warnock.
Com. vs. Philip Wilz. ;
Com. vs. "Robert J. Stewart.
AMUSeM6IIt B .
OPERA HOUSE.—A crciwded 'audience
greeted Edwin Booth at the Opera House
last evening on the occasion of his ap
pearance in the character of. Ham
let, in the representation of which he fully:
sustained the` high reputation he enjoys
on the American stage. His present en
gagement promises to be quite
ful as the one ,of last season,. and we are
pleased to note this evidence ofappreciation
by our citizens of true. merit. Mr, Booth
appears this evening as Brutusin!‘the Fall
of Tarquin." -
MLsorrio HALL.—The great conjurer, La
grenia, commenced a series of entertain
ments at Masonic Hall last , tivening. The
initial performance was witnessed' by a
large , and select audience. . ,who seemed
highly pleased 'with the , performance
throughout. Since bis last appearance in
this conjurer has addectinany new
attractions to his extensive reportoire,
which is now one of the most aomplete in
the country. In addition to the perform
ances in magic and those of the birds and
animals, one hundred presenta are given
away - nightly, which should, of• itself, ben
sufficient attracti O n. Our readers Who,
vrisli Spend a pleasant evening should
by all means visit Masonic Hall.
Republican Meeting in Slutrpshing.
The Republican rally in 'Ebensburg on;
Baturday evening , was one of the ktrgest
and 'most enthintiastio political gatherinip,
ever 'convened inthat Borough. Very able
addirmes were delivered by Thos./Toward,
and Hon. James L. Graham, which'
werelistened to "fiery' attentively by the au
pie Rharinbtiritnaitial band , enlivened
the occasion with , several patriotic piece%
The Sharnsburg Cklee, , Clubj - ttnder the di
' rection of Jos. O .'henry; were Present and •
sang se veral pieces, whir& were warmly
applauded by the audience. ' ;
The Sharpsburg Grant acid -Q o l.rai 'Club
completed.' their organization bytthe .ap:
.polntment of Henry E. CoMplaft President,
J. latirtzhelithdr%end Winh Jr.,
Viet) Presidents, J; J. Saint and Max- Liv.:
ingstou 4geretsrres and *its - gal eommit-
PITTSBURGH GAZETTE : TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1868.:
• 'tlinit Little
li you g man from ;as eottn ry
in oVir tOWn Yeaterda3r. isiteinoon, and was
soon -after hisarrip4 in i t ia ted into the.
mysterleit , ()iteration .Which, for want
of'dmore appropriates title, may , fittingly
be styled "the little bill" game. The young
man, whoin name we failed to learn, was
on his way from Latrobe ,to visit his moth
er-in-law in - Nfassilion, .ohio,- and came
to the city in the train which arrives here
at half:past one o'clock in the afternoon.
After looking round for a short time he
Purchased a - ticket for Massillon, and seated
himself in the traincwhich was to bear him
to his destination. He had not been seated
long before a gentlemanly, well-dressed
man came into the ear and ensconced him
self directly in tile seat in front. Pretty
soon the stranger I politely accosted the
young than and inquired where he was .
going. /Being answered, he replied that he
was also going to the'same place, and would
be happy to have company. Quito
a conversation here ensued in which
the stranger said he knew his ac
quaintances' brother-in-law, was intimately .
acquainted with him and would be pleased
to do a favor to any of his kindred. At
length he proposed that his young acquain
tance should accompany him to get his
baggage a few squares from the Depot, and
then they could secure seats together for
the journey. This arrangement being sat
isfactory the twain started up Washington
street. but had not proceeded very far when
they were accosted by stranger No. 2, who
indignantly and ins dently demanded pay
ment of "that little bill. Stranger No. 1 was
very much_shocked at being thus rudely
treated before another gentleman, but
nevertheless produced :a check for $1,500
and sl,ooo' greenback, which he offered In
payment. Stranger No. 2 had no change,
but was inexorable in his demands that
the amount should be' handed over imme
diately. This was impossible until finally
an arrangement was effected by , which the
young man exchanged t all the money in
his possession, amounting to $385 for the
$1,500 check, and his new fonnd friend was
thus relieved of his embarrassment. ,
The debtor now said he had a few words
to say to the insolent creditor, and directed
his companion to walk' slowly.. on and he
would overtake him when he gave the in
solent boor apiece of his mind. The young
man walked - on, and when his back was
turned his new acquaintance walked off
and-has not overtaken him yet. After some
time had elapsed, his suspicions being
aroused, the generous youth made inquiries
about the check and discovered' it , to be
bogus '-and himself swindled. Turn
ing from the depot ho went to
the Mayor's office- sand made known
the circumstances of the case, ex
hibiting the check which is drawn on the
Fifth National - Bank of Chicago, in favor of
A. K. toward, F,sq,. The police were. fur
nished with a ciescrption of the sharpers
but it is doubtful if hey can be arrested.
- Verdant says that ho cares not so much
for • his money as for the manner
in which he ,was "fooled." He is
about twenty-two years 'of age and says
that he never reads the paper bat depends
Wills own observatibn for his knowledge
of things and men. It is quite likely, how
ever, that his mode of living In this respect
will be changed somewhat in the future.
Mis Placed Confidence.
Eliza. Evans, of East Birmingham, if her- 1
statement be true, is the victim of mis
placed confidence. She had a friend, ac.-
cord[ing to her story, In whom she cmfitred
Very much. On the 19th of August last,
these two friends were in each other,' soci
ety, When they concluded that. a little ale
would help on the flow of friendly feeling;
between them; accordingly the ale was
brought'and both p ,rtook freely. The boy
diage had a soporific inflnenct 'upon Mrs.
Evans, and she day down to sit ep. Upon
awakening some hours . afterwards . rhe
. discovered that a ten dollar greenback,
which she had cmccaled in the bosorh of
her dress, was gone. She immediately ac
cused her particular friend, Mrs. Riche' de
by name, with a breach of faith, and had
her an e,ted ; and held for a hearing by Jus
tice Barker, on a char.te of larceny.
Second Ward Grant and Colfax Club—
Election of Officers in Military Organdza-
At a meeting of the Second ward Grant
and , Colfax Chit) of Pittsburgh; held at
their headquarters last evening, a military
organization was effected by the election of
the following officers: Captain, W. B.
Cook; First Lieutenant, Thos. H. Phelps; .
Second Lieutenant, John J. Steen; Ser
geants, J. F. Hunter, J. Crosby Gray, Chat'
M. Gormiv, Wm. Howe, Thos. H. Thorn,
John A. 'Wilson, Matthew Munn, James
At the close of the election addresses
were delivered by Thomas Steel, Esq.,
Colonel Young, and Captain W. B. Cook,
after which the meeting adjourned with
enthusiastic cheers for Grant and Colfax.
William Pants appears d before Alderman
McMasters yesterday, and lodged an infor.
mationagainstlThomas Daggett and James
Parker,for felonious assault and battery and
robbery. The prosecutor alleges that in
company,with the defoidants, on Saturday
evening, ho started on a tour of inspection
• through% the city. Stopping in several
places to assuage their thirst, the delbpd.-
ants, according to his allegation, drank too
much, and getting in ar lighting humor,
William alleges that they knocked him
down, and after severely beating him, car
ried off his silver watch valued at twenty
dollars and'a'pen knife. valued at seveinty
five cents. The accused were arrested and
in default of 000 ball eaeU,,were committed
to jail for a further hearing.
Fred Eichenhart and Frank Anderson
got into'is little 'difficulty on the lifonow.'
gahola wharf yesterday, which Choy con
eluded to settle by force of arms, or rather
lists. While they woro in the midst of the
settlement Lieut. Portlier, with o . .liquaid of
police,.earne along that way and took them
both intocustody. When brought before
the Mayor, Jhat .31ileial imposed a line of
five dollars on each for disorderly conduct,
which they paid and were discharged.
Subsequently Hiehenhart finding that ho
had got the worst'of therbargkin made in •
formation boforo His Honor against Ander
son for assault find battory. Anderson was
arrested.on this - charge and hold to bill for
a heiaring this morning.' - •
John W. Skunk, who was arrested and
taken before Alderman ,iforrort, of `the
Twelfth ward, filaturday , averting, for
throwing stones at the Central Tanner Club
while returning from a Meeting at Law.:.
renceville, had a hearing yesterday and
was held to , ball in the rum of two thou-
Baud dollarsfor his appearanoe it Court to
answer a Charge of aggravated assault' nd
batterv, in default of which he was qom
mitted to jail. Shuck, wh, is doublets a
cowardly villian, as none other would / be
guilty of throwing atones at a crowd In the
dark, may have enjoyed the sport tor
time: being, but he will probably . fin d it
rather 'expensive amusement before ;the
ease is - ended: •
rocitell commending the Harris's !treat
ppparatione fl ow ramp opraq• finsi "r S P
met Cordial" in from all dir*tions,
and inderefor •it, .00,tee,ltum -all sections.
These preparations are destined to outlive
' ll O oat rapiE every. thing else ni,the same
line, as they stand upon merit alone.
'Those , tUyorable to the formations of
Grant , Hussar Club will meet to-alsht at
McCallum's. Carpet Store, Fifth street.
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AniznitlConfeienteeTthe aileithodist Churn
. . ..NEW,FHISGRTON, PA., Sept. 5, 1868.
Session opened in the usual way. Ser
vices by Rev. J..H. Hull. Roll called and
minute's read.' ' " ' '
A paper - was read by Gen. F. H. Collier
in behalf of a nuniiher of members of the.
Methodist Church in and about Pittsburgh,
Pentit3ylVßllia, favoring the - removal of the
Book Concern from Springfield, Ohio, to.
Pittsburgh. Referred to a special, commit
tee of five. , -- •
It being the order of the day, 134 o'clock,
Dr. Scott, edi il o i r of the Methodist Recorder,
'addressed th Conference on the interests
of the Pubi .
Ishing House. Ho favored
its removal t some commercial. center. He'
urged the Co forme° to contribute to its
columns and increase Its circulation. '
The ropor , of the College Committee,
Rev. Geo. Brsiwn, D. D., chairman,• being
the order of the day, 3 o'clock, was taken
from the table and read again by the Doc:-
tor. After some remarks by Dr. Mahan,
President of the College, he said the prop-
erty is worth $200,000, and has an endow
ment of over $lOO,OOO, and all in good work
ing condition. He said no other College, in
this country had done so well in so short a
The repor tot* the -Committee on Itener
ancy and Or era was taken from the table,
and acted n seriat um, resulting as fol
lows : Rev. .R. McGregor, an Ordained
Elder, was r ceived into Conference. Rev.
A. E. Luty was received' and elected to
Elder's orders. C. P. Goodrich was received
into Conference. , ._
In the evening at 7;4 o'clock the Lord's
Supnerwas administered to a large number
of persons, and a blessed time of refreshing
was enjoyedi. . _
SABRATH, SEPTEMBER 6th, 1868.—Dr.
Brown preached a very excellent dicourse
on 1 Timothy, Ist chap. 15th verse.—" This
is a faithful saying worthy of all- accept
ation, that Christ Jesus calne into the
,world to save sinners, (to. " after which
Revs. A. E. Luty and J. W. Smart were
Ordained to the office of Elder.. - '
At 3 r. af., the Conference Missionary
meeting was held. .The address Waft deliv
ered by ReV. II- B. Knight. Dr. Collier
did the soliciting, and a liberal contribution
was received.:_ - 4
The New Brighton pulpits, except (Cath
olic and Episeepal) were all supplied by
members of the Conference both morning
and evening. ,
Mosinkv, 8% o'clock A. at.,Sept.' 7, 1868.
—Session opened in the usuaway, services
conducted by Rev. D. L. K. Rine. Roll
called and minutes of Saturday read, and
also the doings of Siibbatb.
Report of the Committee on Itinerancy
and Orders, left unfinished on Saturday,
was taken up and dispensed of, after some
discussion on the subject of ministerial
qualifications, most of-the speakers taking
high, ground. Downy , and Wm. Evans
were received into the Itinerancy.
The Committee of Home Missions re
ported favorably on the condition and pros
pects of the s6veral mission fields
The Committee on Obituaries reported as
During the last year one of oar number
has been removed by. death, our dearly
loved brother Valentine Lucas. He was in
the fort v-sixtb year of his ageand had been
a preacher of the Gospel for' about twenty
four years. He :vas converted in his 19th
year, under the ministry of the Rev. John
Coil, of the Methodi-t Episcopal Church,
and had served an acceptahle probation in
that denomination when, by mutual agree
ment with his father, whom he larger , in
fluenced to a religions life, he, with him,
united With the Methodist Protestant
Church in the pastoral care of Dr. Laish:
le*, of which his mother had been a devo
ted member from its organization. Broth
er Lucas was the subject of a ,pious moth:
er's prayers from his childhood, and her
faith was answered not only by his conse
cration to the sacred office, but by the
comporting (act that three of her sons stood
side by side as watchmen oc the walls of
Zion. Those aged parents who have given
the Church the lives, talents and services
of their children, are still alive and faith
ful to the truth, waiting for the Savour's
. In view of this sudden/ bereavement ,
which has fallen on the Church by the
death of Brother Lucas on the 19th of May,
1868, your committee beg leave to submit
the following as a slight memorial of this
Conference in honor of his name and ser
WziEnnas., In the wisdom of God, one
of the strongest and most faithful laborers
in our Church, our dearly beloved brother
and fellow counsellor,.the Rev. Valentine
Lucas, has been caled suddenly from
endeared brotherhood in this Conference,
- Resolved, 1. That we recognize in this
afflicting dispensation of Providence. - a
warning call to duty in our work, devotion
in our lives, and full consecration of our
time, out talents and our all to the services
of the Lord. • I
Resolved, 2. That we henceforth, as the
most fitting tribute to the znettiory of oar
departed brother, imitate his example in
firmnessof, Christian purpose, in attach
ment to the distinctive principles of the
Methddist Church,. in patience. in perse
verance and humbleness of walk and con
Resolved, 3. 'That-our hope of meeting and
greeting our missing friend and brother in
the more immediate presence of Jesus
Christ, whea all our toils and tears are past
--our assurance of imtnortal fellowship in
heaven—shall sustain us in this present
sorrow, and the more inten.ifythejey of
re-union again and forever, when otir ap
pointments shall all be announced as walks
with God in Paradise.
"Thus star of er star declines,
Till all have passed away,
As morning high and higher strides,
I- To noon. or perfuot day. !
Nor sink those stirs In empty night.
But lose themselves In heaven's ownlight..
Resolved, 4. That a copy of these resolu
tions be furnished the - family and congre
gation of the dixeased,to each or his broth
ers in the minstry, and to the' .Methodpa
Recorder and ; Pittsbuir payers.,
. .T.-W. CALHOUN.
At eleven &clock the adjourn
ed, and the Pittsburgh k Conference Preach
ene Aid Society. organized by, .eecting
J. Cowl, President.
The report of the Treasurer, Wm. Miller,
was read. This society hes a capital of
826,400. , The interest only is used. It paid
to superannual ministers and ministers'
widows last year $2,300. '
AdJourned at ,12 m. with benediction.
S. F. C.
Our readers will remember that some
time ago we gave; an account of the scalp
ing of Thomas Oatioon;e'resident of Alle
gheny,.by the Indians on the Plains. , Mr.
Cahoon was brought' home by slow and
Careful stages, and, contrary to all expects,
tier' after the weariness of travel was over,
began ir recover. . SUMO then he has gradu
eliy gained strength,• until at present he
la able to walk around arrOng his old com
panions and friends.. Notwithstanding his
severe experience still prerers.the far
West as a field of labor and etpecth to re
turn there as soon as hie ; he i slth is. recu
perated sufficient to" endure the Journey
with* safety. *. .
to get It,' •-•--.. 8 ,1 pe o seek
ing henna, Or.p •
roperty.44rivrsy . invest-
Thent, will find the uPittsburilh Real Estao
Register , ' a valuable retbrence. •It IS a
neatly arranged work, published by the en
terprising real'estate egents, Croft &
lips,:and will be, read with interest , by all
interested in the purchase or sale of , Ertip
ertyi` 'Persons wishincrweopy of the **Reg.;
later" can get one gratis , by calling at their
office, No. 189 Fourth avenue, or they will
Send It by mail; tree; to.apy address. rktw.;
The Place to.get Whits Lime, , Coielned
Plaster, Hydraulic Cement s is pt EckCr &
!Pip. Blght_Side ofjne(lPestion•
~o THE YIIBLIC : An article •
yesterday's Gazette signed Carson it Bros.,
purporting to be a statement of facts In a
recent transaction between themselves and
Miss Agnes A. Watson, corner of Green
street and Center avenue, whose affidavit
was published in the Dis Patch of Wednes
day morning, 26th inst. It will be exceed
ingly difficult fora discriminating public
to decide wherein their statements of the
transaction of exchange differs materially
from hers, for they admit, as she avers,
taking the "Weed" machine and giving
her, an "Empire" , therefor subsequently
exchanging , that for a "Wilcox & Gibbs,7
finally: refusina to take that back and give
her , "her Weed" machine, even though she
offered them ten dollars, and without which,
she testifies to telling them ' "eke should not
be able to do her work." There is, how,ver,
a question of veracity between this most
worthy woman, and the Carson Brothers,
as to the authorship of her affidavit,
she testifying that she made it herself "for the
benefit of others, without Mr. Long's know
ledge or solicitation," they , assuming that
"It was originated and arranged by him."
Whether she is presumed to possess, a bet
ter knowledge of her own actions and mo
tives, than the Carson Brothers—whether
her affidavit is entitled to more considera
tion than their insinuations—or what rele
vancy the question of authorship can have,
are subjects we do not propose to discuss.
This ingenious dodge to divert thepublic mind
from the real facts will not work. Nbr is
there any controversy upon any subject at
issue between the 'Carson Brothers and the
agent of the Weed. Company. Re is very
naturally grieved that they shouldcompro
miss spemingly, for a moment, their ex
cellent reputation as, gentlemen, by mak
ing such an unfounded and ridiculous as
sertion. He mourneth also that they should
feel compelled to estimate or measure their
own standard of excellence and honor by
his. He bears them no ill will, and would
modestly. aspire to be the peer of his worthy
competitors in the grand "scrub race" for
"fair dealing," which many seem ton have
attained, judging from their own üblic
statements, but is fully aware 'that "a tree
is best known by its fruits," and that a
good name will always take care of itself.
A Policeman on. the Stump.
MESSRS. EDITORS—As it may not be gen
erally known to the citizens of Pittsburgh
that we have some "refined" orators on
our police force under Mayor Blackmore.
I will endeavor to give your readers an
abstract from a speech delivered by an
officer on last Saturday evening, at a Demo
cratic pole raising at the corner of Penn
and Fifteenth (formerly Adams) street,
in the Tenth_(forinerly part of the Fifth)
ward. Now, I don't pretend to say this
orator had been drinking, (for, of course,
none of Mayor Blackmore's police indulge
In that harmless amusement,) but, the
officer, in assisting to raise the pole and
while working with some' ropes, fell from
the pole to the grou'd twice. After work
ing for several hours the pole did'nt go up,
and the crowd, which hart assembled with
the expectation of hearing some fine "spa
kin," had about concluded that they would
be disappointed; when this valiant officer
volunteered to address ,the "dimecrats"
.assembled, which he did. The officer com
menced by saying: "Gentleinen, I would
rather than twenty dollars that-this pole
had been put up to-night, I would by G-d;
yes, by G—d, gentlemen; I \ am a good
beruocrat. I was discharged fLom the Al
legheny Suspension Bridge because I voted
the Democratic ticket, and by G—d I want
the people to know it. (Slight applause.)
Yes, and I have been told that I will be
discharged of tne police because I won't
vote for Brush, but by G—d I will bet a
dollar that I won't, for by G—d 411E14:more
.will be elected. Some of you may take me
for a fo .1, but by G—d I tell you I am no
fool. (Slight applause.) 6entlemen I
will put this polo up myself if you will
wait till Monday evening. (A voice—"lt
must gn up to-night.") Speaker—l tell
you you can't put it up to-night;, I'll bet
you by ten dollars you can't, but
mind you I want to isle this pole go up,
yes I do, by G—d." The closing remarks
of this Polished and refined officer and
orator are unfit for publication. The officer
was in full uniform at the time he made
Pittsburgh Medical and Surgical Institute.
bio. 134 Smithfield Street.
Under - the ,direct supervision of E. S.
Aborn, M. D., Principal,, Consulting and
Operative Surgeon and Physician for Dis-.
eases of the Eye, Ear; Head, Throat, Lungs
and Chronic Diseases generally. Three ex
perienced Physicians and Surgeons in at
Special interest taken in the - treatment of
those cases that hate'been given up as hope
less and considered incurable.
Dr. Aborn's Medical Book sent by mail on
the receipt of 50 cents. -
Hours for professional interviews fro m 8
A. M., to 5 P.
Moat Bitters of the present day that are
loudly puffed through the newspapers as
having great curative properties are vile
compounds and base impositions; contain
ing no Medicinal virtues whateVer, and are
really very poor whisky beverages,' and,
instead of acting as a stimulant and tonic,
have a tendency to weaken the stomach' by
entirely destroying the mating. The public
should, thereforebe very :cautious and pur
chase none but Robaek's Stomach Bittor.l,,
which have stood the 'test as a remediril
agent for many years, and are really as
their name indicates, - a stomach bitters and
not a beverage. They combine the proper
tiesa of the best tonic rind' a stim ulant—a
laxative, an efficient and anti-bilions agent
and the best stomachic known tothe world,
and when taken in conjunction with Bo
back's Blood Pilia,-are the safest and surest
preventive against all bilious derangements,
thoroughly ,regointing the whole system
and giving tone to the digestive organs.
They are highly recommended as an in
tonic to motherswhile nursing,
increasing the flow of milk, and for conva
lescents, to restore the prostration which
always follows , long-continued sickness,
they are unsurpassed. No household
should consider themselves safe from the
ordinary maladies without these invaluable
medicines. They can -be obtained
A Fashionable wedding took place in this
neighborhood a few days ago and the bride,
a very beautiful and gatedyoung lady, re
°mired as a wedding:pry tient one of Deb
ler's best trunks.. The gift-was acceptable
especially as it came from the Premium
Trunklactory, No. 104 Wood street, where
all good tninks and valises come from.
As a regulator of the bowels and speedy
annihilator of pain, /Ili :Harris' :Cramp
Cure is unexcelled 'by anything yet pro
duced in this country.: ,, The summer car
dial for infants'and childrqn is equally ea.
morons in disease of the bowels, cholfO,
All drumlins sell these medicines.
New Treaticient.-Zor chronic diseases of
the eye ear, hoes', throat, lungs t
stomach, liver. &c., at Dr. Abom's Medical
and Sullidatlltoonts, 134 Selithfleld street,'
half a stins t rafremtlr Postollice. Nochante
is a, *usury' and a,coavfort to bathe,
shave or Itave your hiar cut or dressed at
`theel6anftstabli+hni'ent grit B. William.
son,No. 190 ;Federal
.steet, , Allegheny.
pr r tt.l • T
Asema.--liettern frOmMx-President Vim
Buren,' abio Xtom thYrdelani' er ased
Much gratification wit the result o taking
Whiteomb i e Afithmi Remedy e. Fran'
Asthma. Rose Cold,; and Ray Fever 'are
cured by the use. of , Jonas Whitcomb's
Remedy, Druggists can bear wtO ooo -to
its extraordinary; .Hines. TrsF
Disimed_ spirits — y o uth _ Pacific
Bethel: l L
My Telegraph to the Pluthar Gatettell
ST.' Loma, Sept. 7.-T he United States
Marshal has seized one hundred barrels of
distilled spirits,, which was brought here
from the south a few days ago.
Several gentlemen from the East, be
longing to the South Pacific Railroad Com
any, arrived here on business Connected
ith a Vigorous prosecution of the work on
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.] •
NEW 1(01t1C, September 7.—The steamer'
Dakotah arrived to-day and brought 1715,-
t i t
000 in treasure from alifornia.
The ship Nightin .le has arrived from
San Francisco with a large quantity of re
turned stores from t abandoned Russian-
America telegraph 1 ,e, consigned to tho
Western Union Teleg ph Company.
MAP • lED:
BURCREIELD—AIRE.. -011 Thursday eTenlis fr.
Sept. Rd, at the residencelof The bride's I'lthcr. by
Rev. W. T. Beatty, WM M. BURCH - FIEI.D. of
Allegheny City, and SADIE J. ALE.E2r, of - Shady
RAMSET.—At Unlontcrwn. ra... Monday morn
ing. Sept. "itholt &o'clock, Miss E L IZABE T H A.
daughter or J. • B. _and Mary Bamseyiinthe 26th.
year of her age.
Her tnneral will take place in 'Uniontown*, WED..
NISDAT AFTERNOON, at a o'clock.
HOI - LE.—OstMondny evening, Sept. 7th. Neill.
JOHN DAVID PRVSLEY, only son of D. Presley
and Al,. rda Hoyle, aged 1 year, 4 mos. 10 days.
'littera! will take place THIS AFTERNOON, at 4
o'clock from theirresidenee, corner of Faton and
Webster streets. It riends of the family - are invited.
ALE -X. AIKENi UNDERTAKER,
' URI FOURTH STREET, Pittsburgh, Pa.
FINS of all kinds, CRAPES, GLOVES, and ev
ery description of FaneralPrinilshing Goods fur-
Dished. Rooms open day d night. Hearse and
Carriages furnished. ' _
Enr.knxitnis—Rev. Davi Herr, D. D., Day. M. o ,
W. Jacobus; D. D., Th Ewing, Esq., Jacob H.
Haler. Elia, - • - '
ALES &PEEBLES, IUNDEEt..
TAKEESANII LIVERY STABLES, corner at
'DOME STREET AND CHURCH AVENUE.
Allegheny City. 'where their COIr3IN ROOMS are
constantly supplied with real and Imitation Rose
'wood, Mahogany and Walnut Collins, at prices va
rying from *4 to 4100. Bodies prepared for inter
ment. Hearses and Carriages lYimished; also, all
ginds of Mourning GoodS, if required. Office open
at all hours. day and night.
°BERT T. RODNEY, UNDER..
TAKER AND EhfBALMER, No. 45 OHIO
T T. Allegheny, deeps constantly on hand a.
large assortment of reads-made Coffins of the fol
lowing kinds: First, the celebrated American Bu
rial Cases. Metallic Self-sealing Air -tight Cases
and Caskets, and Rosewood. Walnut and Rosewood
Imitation Coffins. Walnut Coffins from 325 up
wards. ' pain s miti Coffins from .5 up
wards, and no will be spared to give entire
satisfaction. Crape and Glove 4 furnished - free of
charge. Best Hearses and Carriages furnished on
abort notice. Carriages ft/stashed to funerals $4.
No. 50 St. Clair Street, Pittsburgh, $
Havlngjust returned from the. East with all the
latest styles of European Goode. Is now prepared to
make them pp In the latest fashion and most cura
ble manner, to his customers and the public ener
ally, thanking them for past favors and hoping for
new ones. I'uluE3 TO SUIT EVE.HYBuIrk
IUENTIN G. HALE,
Corner ofFenn fad St. Clair Streets,
Has now in stock one of the largest and most varied
ever brought to this city. Ills stock embraces all.
the latest French and English manufactures of
GOths, Cassimeres, Sitßings; Overeoatings.
Fall and Winter Goods
Also. a full line of Gent's Furnishing Goods
WARRANTED ,TO IMPROVE THE SIGHT
POE SAME BY
DUINSEATH & IHASLETT.
GLYCERINE TOILET SOAP,
PETER SQUIRE, 277 Oxford street Laudon.
This Soap has been, by a peculiar nrocess, freed':
from the( excess of alkali almost invariably found;
even in the purest Soaps, and at the same time It is 4
made to take up a large quantity of Glycerine (40: :
per cent; 'lt is to this latter substance that it`
chiefly owes its soothing quallty—eofteolog the Abu - ,
preserving the complexion, preventing chapping:
and the unpleasant roughness experienced in cold
weather. It Is found most nsefnl in alleviating thei
irritation produced by dryness of the skin. -On ac-.
,count of its great purity It recommends Itself to all;
persons that surer from the use of common Soaps;;
for delicate Skins It is the only Soap that can be toV7
ended. , It is particularly useful for cleansing
eased skins , where the irritation product d b 3 ordl
nary . Soaps causes so much inconvenience. It is the*
mast agreeable ShavingScep that can be used, leav—
ing the skin soft So a ps'mfortable. The tioapaiisuallf:
sold as Glycerinecontain little or no Glycerz,
Inc. -It Is only necessary to apply the tongue to thti
surface ant the genuine will be distingninhed by tht i
sweet taste - Agent,
:enter. Smithfield and Fourth Streets;
Also, agent tor BARG'S- VLENNA,GLYCERTNE
BOAP. • nott:Trs
TO BITTERS OF TEA.
C. A. BOUCHER,,
114 SMITHFIELD ST.,
OPPOSITE POST OFFICE.
Original Red Front Tea Warehousei
The undersigned Would respectfully oral the atten2
tlon of buyers of Teasto the Inconsistent and falsc;;
statements made by the,
BocILIS TEA , COMPANIESI
Of the preset day. Men with 'cartel). antlicien:
knowleoge of Tea to distinguish Black from Oreen l
are advertising themseive , as the (il• eat Tea Com I
-peaks of the country. • and claim to sell the bee;
Teas at from 80 0 . to 01.25 per lb. More apparen
falsehood, and ‘ misrepresentation wail never pub;
To twove the outrageous inture of such claims
is only neceasery to refer to, publishea reports o
daily Auction bales of Teas; by the eauwo. In
greatmartet of New York. at's/bleb gne as can:
not be bought for len than from 0.50 screl.9 4 !
Awe"! satire meant offrandp Tea Mores is
giving BUORT W BlouT"ln;teaa of
xa craziors port A, POiIND,
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. . . .
. . . . .
In tate tnty barmy beyera axe misled Into the bei
lief that they are aurellasing goods at. a reasonabli
cost; whea, In feet: they are. by these meat's , awin i
di Th ed e ll" erid P&l ersig th ie e d z w eea til si t ' c r tle pri a llell. ' - .
REWARD' 'CAF 050
for each and every ramie Of 'itiort weight of tea,
other goods, as weighed on his testad scales.
air& descriptive Catalogue mad Price List of Tei
to be had on application. • ,
C. A. BLUCHER, .
No; 114 Smitlal!eVlSStreet.