The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, November 18, 1868, Image 8

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CITY Win.gustrimmis:
TbeVslibi Draryt l Is being renewated.
The sausage business is beginning to re-
Police =tiers were a little more lively
yesterday than for several days'past.
The neat approach of, Thanksgiving day
has O. tendency to zuake the poultry mar
Ally the prettiest new styles of winter
does; g03d2 1 , cloaks, jackets and shawls
haVe been received at :the dry goods house
of Bates £ Bell; No. 21 Fifth avenue:
The Boatmen of thia city are actively en
gaged in arranging for the complimentary
testimonal -to be given Walter Brown,
champion- oarsman, on Saturday night,
P Personat—We regret to learn that Rev.
Joseph.King'; the beloved pastor of the First
Christian Church of. Allegheny, is lying ill
with. the typhoid fever, at his residence.
Sewer Caved In.-=A portion of the Sec . -
and Avputie'sewer, between Cherry alley
and Grant street, caved in, Yesterday
morning. It will be repaired imixiediately.
. ,
Abandinment. Justice Abraham, .of
Elizabeth ,township, yesterday. committed .
Isaac Jones to jail for trial, on a charge of
.abandonment, preferred against him by
his Wife Rebecca. .-
Hand Crnahed.--If r. John Long, an em
ployee of the Penusylvania Railroad; had
his hand - I'm:11y ernobed, Monday'after,
noon, while engaged in coupling freight
cars at the outer d.epot,
Barratry.—B. Gray made information yes=
lerdav before Aldennan Lindsay§ of. Alto
theny, against C. H. Sirnmons for barratiy.
the seen3ed was arrested,Und, in default of
• bail was committed for trial.
'Bare Chance to • Buy Real Batate,—On
am lifth page will lid fotind an-advertise
ment, of an elegant residence for sale.
This property can be bought very low. For
lartitigge; seuadvertisenent. - •
Rev. IN. A. Ruively, formerly of this
city, but at 'present Rector of Christ
Church, Cincinnati, conducted the funeral
servicep pf,the James laes C. Ball,
which ,we're held in . that, church last Sab
bath afternoon. - ,
Largel3r' Ztended.—The funeral of Dr.
Jas. A.:llerron; yesterday, was largely at
tended. The deceased...had many warm
friends in this community who will long
cherish his memory aa. a friend - and citizen
worthy . of their cOnfidence r and esteem.
• • .
A. Y. - M.The Grand•Lo( r l i fe of Pennsyl
vania will. meet al Maso o Hall at .12
o'clock to-day.. We understand there will
be twd f sessions. one at noon and one in the
eveninz. • A. session 'will also be held to
morrow ,(Thursday) at ten o'clock .. Mi
Stehle made inform
tion before the Mayor. yesterday, charging
Wrri.' Brown with the larceny of a night
gown, valved at two dollars. The parties
reaide at Water and Ferty streets. Brown
wasar.sested and held for a
A'. it. #upper.--11'his evening at Bic
day, Hall, Denman street, Birmingham,
Commander Eleheiry will• give a supper
for the benefit of -Bost No. 151, G. A. It.f
general inv.itation exten de d to all to be
present...and •W 0 belie :the attendance will
Assault and BatterY.--James.Barry. made
information before the Mayor yesterday,
,John Patch with assault and bat
tery; and, atithe same time and place, Pat
Naughtmpreferredasimilar charge against
Wm: Patch.. Warrants were issued for the
arrestif the Patches.
Charged withjanceny.--Thos. F. Mahan
alleges that Geo: Bell stole a valuable set
of harness from his stable a few days ago.
Alderman-Donaldson leaned a warrant for
the arrest of the accused, who is also charg
ed withttealing a couple of bridles - from
Trimble's stables, in the
,rear rof the hotel
on Penn street. , • ,
• Assault and Batiery.—PhillipVilLs made
information "yesterday before Alderman
Mullen against Henry 'lliman for assault
and battery. The prosecutor allekes• that
• 'Titmalrstruck his son John on the head,
knocked him dowi Ind kicked him. The
accused^ was arrested and the case was
iinafly compromised by the defendant:pay
ing the eosts.of the suit.
Alleged Child Whipper.--Alderman Tay
lor-yesterday morning issued a warrant for
the Arrest of Agnes Moran, ..Aharged on,
oath' of Mrs. Priscilla Moore, with assault
and battery. The deponent alleges that
her 'little 'daughter Rluinah, aged eleven
years, was the unfortunate victim of a ,
violent And unprovoked assault at the hands
of the irate Agnes. The parties reside on
4,4 ••••I • 1:
Comadtted.—George M'Nais and Austin
M'Clane. .;he two youths who were arrest
ed for stealing a coat from Mr. George M.
Dosch's cloth ing store, on Federal street,
Montiayi evening, h ad •a, hearing before
Mayor Drum yesterday. M'Clane had
previously acknowledged the stealing of
tiae coat to the Chief of Police. The at.
owed were both committed to jail for trial
in default of POO ball. •
Compelled 'to Settle Frank Mills
was inougbt before Alderman Taylor yes
' terday charged, on oath of Mrs. Jane Han
cock. with false, pretence. Jane alleged
that Frank was indebted to ,her 'for board
ing, for the pactranit of which he left a
trunk , with elating. Recently, she
states,:he name to' the house -and mans:gild
to spirit the trunk away without settling
the bill. After a hearing Frank acknow
ledged hie error, paid. the bill and cost of
suit. and man diaeharged.
• ,
Alleged, Larceny--Conrad B. stein, was
arrested yesterday, on a charge of larceny,
preferred. , by, Conrad .fitegall. before the
MOW The prosecutor is employed 'on
the steamer J S. Ne 4 and:he alleges that'
the accused took twenty ,dolisrs from him.
Steingave bail for a hearing. The - same
prosecutor - air the same' time and place,
made inforMation charging Btein with as
sault and battery. A hearing will take
place in both,cases to o- day, when it is probe
the case.will bedismissed. • •
Illasonic.--Tion. Richard Valli and other'!
;rand ()films of the Grand Leda) of Ma
tons of Penusylimrda will make a'vlidtation
1 , , the Lodges in our ylohlity to-day and
:o-morrow. This evenllti: meeting wilt , '
be,held in their Hall on. Fi fth avenue, and
tomorrow a daylight meet g will convene
fuliame Place- The new Hall of the
flai man Lodge, No. 321,:at east Liberty;
will be dedicated with the , - usual Idisonio
ceremonial on Thursday evening d gen.
oral invitation has been extended 'to the
members :4f the fraternity_to be present on
the ocAlaston. - •
_ . .
larceny as Biiitee.l7. 11x.
dAArp. yesterdap before'.
%A i. ma OAy f -
Strom against Henry, eltillan
V hidiee...The..tiroseeutor states
i ir'A n i gu s aB 4 . igokhe,left Pittsburgh to
( take. a boat triPi Previol isl Y
leaving in the
MIME a number . defenciant's writ for:the pay
of articles
ap f arel as further at
of weariu la beartling. ~
menb P h i! h - few clays ago
- an- dt'hi l3 bl - 4 and 'demanded: , the art:-
ot 'with,
ales' whioh 'A w n s : ` !li tie he Aever Oceived
lainttiena,,o feetad and held.
, ,
,Sapnstra Court. -
Tuannia, Nov. IL—court met at 'ten
o'clock A. is, Pull benoh. •
`POmmonwealth =rd. Alexander Lowry
vs.' David Reed, Sheriff of Arms , zong corm.
tY; hasps
.corpus. Discharge' of the prim>.
ner, Alexander Lowry, rdosed, and he is
remanded to the custod of the Sheriff, the
keeper of the jail of Armstrong (30tultY,
and it is ordered that he pay the costs o,
this proceeding. Opinion by Thompson,
C. J.
Kersey et al. vs. Bricker et al., Baler
county. Argued by Itredbi for plaintiff in
error and by McCandless, contra. r
Miller vs. Miller, Greene county. Sub
mitted by Purview* and Sayers for plain
tiff in error and by McCandless, contra. •
Brown vs. West Salem township, Mercer
county. Submitted.
Adam's appeal, Greene county. Judg
ment of non pros.
Baird vs. Baird'a executors,- Washington
county. Argued , by Shiras for appellant
and by McKenna', contra. . •
J. M. •Word's appeal, Greene county.
Submitted. - • *
Distilet Court —Judge HamiTton.
Court met at the wtnal,, bow, yesterday
morning, Judge _Hampton presiding. The
following baldness was disposed of:
Wm. Witglier'et ux. vs. H. Mrschhanaer;
action for damages. Verdict for plaintiff
in the sum of 'SOO.'
It the oalse of Page VI. Heath, motion
for new trial and veasons ffled by defend
Building and Loan Association, of Pitts
bulb, vs. Jacobus et al., ejectment. :On
Following is the trial list for to-day:
28; "Alcheson vs. Waldein.
29. Wolf - vs. Marlon 011 Compiny. , b
31. Vols vs. Administrators of Jacd -
Hickendorm • C 0.33: Herron vs. Patterson Neehous u
34. Graff vs. Spence.
35. McKee vs. Lltheridge.
37. Haffey et al.. vs. O'Brien et al.
3F. McClurg vs. Connells*ille Railroad
. Company. . •
Dtstrict Court—Judge 1119Candless.
Court met itt the usual hour yesterday
moining, when the following business was
disposed of:' .
In the case of the United States vs. John
Frochlick, indicted for illicit distilling. Af
ter a jury , had been empannelled, the ,Dis
triet Attorney declined to press a convic
tion. The jury found 'a verdict of not
guilty. _ , , •
The.'case of the United States vs. one
boiler; et al* owned by Charles , Red, was
next taken up. The District Attorney
having, declined to press a conviction, the
jury found a verdict , in favor of the
claimant. - :• '
4 number of cases were oontinifed until
the January special term, after which court
adjourned until this morning at ten o'clock:,
Oyer and Teindner—Judge Sterrett.
The' case of the Commonwealth vs.
Ephraim; Rent, indicted -for the murder of
Robdrt Calhoun, was taken up. Oar read-
ere Wlll remember that Callionn was killed
at lEtna on the evening of the Bth of Sep
tember last, under, the following cironm-
Four young men from Allegheny were
out riding in buck wagons, the deceased
and Charlet Murphy occupying one of the
wagons. They visited Noung's tavern In
the borough and, afterwards drove to Mrs.
Hannah's. Having failed to get in at the
latter place Calhoun and Murphy ,drove
back to Matter's tavern;
when the latter
jumped out and hitched the horse in front
of the. house. Several •residents of 'Etna
were standing in front of the house when
the parties drove up, George Evans being
among the number. -A quarrel arose be
tween Evans and Murphy, and during the
fight which ensued a shot was fired, which
took effect in Calhoun's breast, causing in
stant death.. Murphy was charged Iwith
having fired the shot, and was arrested
and committed to jail. SOme time after
.and before the Coroner's investigation bad
been concluded, information was received
which.seemed to point to Kent as the per
son who fired the shot. He was arrested
and Murphy was released. •
Thd.defendtuit was arraignedin the usual
manner. and plead not guilty. District At
torney Duff appeared on behalf of the pros
filiation, and Gen. F. H. Collier and A. M.
Brown, Esq.. on the part of 'the defendant.
Tee following jurors were sworn in the
case: John Mollwain, Robert Hall, James
.McKain, Robert Clugston, Wm. Bainhill,
James Henderson, John Duffey, John Zeh,
W., D. Bob,: Henry Zessler, SVaahington
Jarvis, Richard' Bowen. Before the jury
was secured. eighteen were challenged by
the defense, and two by the Commonwealth.
District Attorney opened the ease for the
prosecution, and indicated the facts which
the prosecution expected to / establish. He
then proceeded to call;witnesses, when the
following testimonv was elicited
David Reed, sworn.-Lived at Etna in
September lainvwas there the night Robert
:Calhoun was killed; helped to carry him in
thcrbottse,, at about ten o'clock; when' I '
went into my hoarding house to go to bed.
Kent- and two others were at the door;
heard buggies' or, some vehicles come up;
soon after a quarrel began; looked out and
heard a man say he would shoot any son of
a -b•-.h Who would lay hands upon him;
Kent commanded the peace, some words
followed, and Murphy struck Kent and
thenitnocked a man named Evans down;
after that a shot was fired; Kent was at the
corner' of the house when the Shot was
fired; he was asking admittance and pro
tection; saw the shot fired, and it came
from near"the gate of Ackerman's house; it
was about fifteen feet from where Kent
stood:, heard 'no other eliot fired; Calhoun
was then on the roadway, and Murphy was
beating Evans; found Calhoun lying on the
street; and helped carry him in; Calhoun
was shot in the left breast;, he was taken
into Matter's house; Dr. McQuade was
there before he was taken in.
Cross-examined-Wont up to Etna on the
9:20 train, and when I arrived at my board
ing house Matt Ors, Kent and others were
there; the buck wagons had no; then arriv
ed d
anel]. was quiet; It, was about ten
minutes After went 'in the hOuse when
the buggies came up, the occupants were
making a noise, singing, etc.; two, buck
waggons_droYe by when I got ; up and look
ed out; they then returned, and Murphy
'said he was a shooting little son •of a
b—h from :Cleveland; when they came
up this time they were wrangling about
who treated liist; Kent demanded peace,
saying he was an officer, and Murphy
knocked Kent down and then took the
buggy whip and went at Evans.
,Tdcob Matter,: sworn-Live at Etna, and
this &Oak occurred near my house; a dis
turbance was 'created at the door after I bad
abut up the house; heard some one de
manding peace in the name of the Com
monweaithflieard a shot fired and after
ward a demand for;:admittance was made
by Kent; was • then r fold that a man rag ,
shot; went up stairs and looked ont of the
window and saw. Calhoun; after examining.
the body I went for , D:. McQuade, not
knowing the mau was dead..
Mrs. Ackerman, sworn-Live near Mat-,
ter's; heard some noise on the street the
•night the shooting was• done; heard At fight
, and. some -person beating anOther, and af
terwards heard a shot fired. , After the shot
heard seine one ; say, 4!you lave shot my
partner; also heard some one call for water.
John' Ruasetl, sworn-I formerly resided
'in Etna; was in Young's tavern when Cal
houn and Murphy came in; they bad tied
up their buck wagon; don't know what oc
curred at Matter's.
c On cross-examination :.the witness stated
that Murphy and' Calhoun were trying to
raise a fight. but were not to do so.
John Hilferbiddie,,sworn-Reside at Etna
and 'remember the night 'of the 9th of Sep-
tember; misdealing near Natter's endow
'Murphy and Calboundrivapriskthey went
down to Mrs. Hannah's. but did not go in;
they then drove tLP and stopped in front of
Matter's house; iftli t hy jumped out of the
bark wagon and Mdd he was a ion of eb==• -
froni Cleveland and cotild.whip any son of
a b— in the- crowd; I oan i ghttold of, Mr.
Post 4 who was with me, and started horde;
while we were on the Freeport road heard
& shot Bred, and about a minute afterwards
saw a man running down the road... Did
not see who Bred the shot. 2
Dr. A. G. McQuad,e, sworn—Was called
to see deceased on the night he was Shot;
found him lying in the road, near Matte'rs
house; life was extinct when I reached him;
made aloe mortars examination "next day.
(The witness here stated the character of ,
the wound and the direction the ball bad
taken.] The wound was sufficient to cause
death. The person who fired the shot wart
evidently above deceased when the' - shot
was fired; suppose So from the nature of
the wound, - -
M.E.-Poet, sworn—l was at Etna the night
Calhoun was shot; was standing in front bf
the tavern with Geo. Kent and two others
when twikbrick wagons drove up: Murphy
jumped out of the wagon and said he-was
a son of a I:4h from Cleveland, and could
whip any soncd' a b-h in the crowd; 'Mr.
aitterbiddle and I then started away, and
ha gone but ashort distanoe pp the road
e 4•
li e d n t l he he s e h r o d u a shii , t k fir \ e , d and ;
_ i saw a man
r ning Own the road; do not know who
Morrie Ackerman sworn—Live in. Etna,
near Matter's; was in the - house when
heard the fats; when I beard the noise
went outside; Matter told nia to come in
and shut the doorf did not gq in; heard
some one say he could whip ariyAne in the
crowd; just then I heard a lick struck and
saw some one beating Evans; theheard
the shot fired; saw the flash of the pistol;
the shot was fired from the corner of , our .
fence; while the fuss was going on I saves
man with a white hat on b.ting Mr:
Evans with a wagon whip, and, he asked
Evaps if be would give in. After- the shot
was fired I saw two men running away;
twolmen ran past me, Mr. Helterbiddle and
Mr. Pod. , ,
Jacob Matter, recalled—There is a path
along the side of the street in front of aly
house; it it about two feet" above.the level
of the road; Calhoun was lying with his
heels next to the brick wagon which was
standing by my sign post, and his head was
toward the middle of the road; his head
was-lower than, his heels. ' •
Charles Murphy, sworn—l knew ,Rqbert
Calhoun; I was with him on the Btlfof Sep
tember last; we were together in 'a buck
wagon; we started from Allegheny about
eight o'clock in the evening. We drape up,
to Etna and I jumped out of the Wation.
and ran across the street; when I - came
back 'I found` three or four men beating
Calhoun; I interfereCand got the men off
lam„and when we had got near to the buck
wagon I heard a shot fired, and Calhoun
said he was shot. He then fell back and
died in about two minutes. I did not see
Kent that night to the best of my, knowl—
edge; did not see the shot fired; do not
know who fired it; did not have a pistol
with me that night.. 1
MI/Jam Ctatcson, sworn—l api coroner
of this county; I visited Mr. Kent, at his
houie; I had some conversation with him
in regard to the shooting. He said he did,
not mean to:shootiany minion, but pulleff.his
pfidol and shot among them ,to alarm the
neighbors. I told Kent that I would want
him as a witness. ' • •
Crow )Examined.—He told me that there
was considerable excitement at the time,
and that he had beed knocked down.
Seth Wilmot, sworn—l saw. Kent after he
was atrested;, I had some conversation
with him about the shooting of Calhoun;
he said he was an officer and had come
down to Stewartatown or officer, and in on business,
on the night that it occurred; while he was
there talking Wl' shoemaker some parties'
drove up in two buck wagons and raised a
fuss; he told them, he said, that he was an
officer, and that they must not fight there;
one of the parties, he said, put his hand in
his brea"t pocket and he told him. not to
shoot, and the man then Struck him and
knocked him down; he (Kent) then pulled
out his pistol and shot it down toward the
ground for the pfirpcse of alarming the
citizens; be then started home; he slid he
did not think he had shotanybody, at least
he did not intend_to do so.
The testimony on the part of the. Com
monwealth here closed, and the case was
opened. for the detente by Major A. M.
'Brown. • ,
' A number of witnesses were then' called
totestify to the previods good character of
the defendant.. .
The hour of adjournment having arriied,
and as it was the desire of all concerned
in the case to conclude it, the Court order
' ed a recess of half 'an hour. ,
Court met again at four 1". at., when the
1 testimony . for defense was resumed.
(Joseph Elmo sworn—The fellow with the
Panama hat knocked me down; did not
bear any shot fired; was attacked near s
Nichol's house, opposite Matter's hbase;
the place was near s A. Merman's corner;
was knocked down on the side-walk.
Oti cross examination witness stated that
it was Charles Murphy that struck hum he
had on a light felt hat; he struck witness
with a buggy , whip; did not know what
Kent and Calhoun were doing.
Mr. Hilderbiddle was called and testified
that no person struck Calhoun up to the
time of the attack on Evans. ,
Mr. Reed, relaUed—Murphy and-the
other man drove up, and' Murphy was the
first man to jump oat, and he struck the
first blow.
Dr. McQuade recalled—Examined the
man • who was shot; the direction of the
bail was dbwnward; it entered - below the
neck and lodged in the right lung; it pass
ed directly through the fifth rib; the wound
must have been given by a weapon held
above the-point at which the ball entered.
Several other witnesses were called to
establish the fact that the fatal shot was
fired from a point higher lif th in that
which it was shown the de endant oc.-
cu pied.' - ''" •
At the close of the testimony,' counsel
agreed to submit the case without argu
ment, when Judge Sterrett proceeded to
charge the jury. ' , • ,
The jury , retired at half.past four ' o'clock
and in about ten minutes they came into
Court with a verdict of not guiV,y:,.
The prisoner was atones disc urged, and
was warmly congratulated by his friends.
quarter Sessions, Judges Sterrett and Stowe
Court opened yesterday morning at ten
o'clock, Judges Sterrett and" Stowe on the
The jury in the Eighth Ward election
cue reported on trial yesterday; after hear
ing the charge of the court, yesterday morn
ing returned a verdict of not guilty, and
directed the prosecutor to pay the coats.
Following is the trial list nt` the Court o
Quarter Serisions kir today:
Corn. vs.. Ann Nolan.
Corn. vs John Suitor.
Cora. vs. Charles D. Allen. •
Corn. vs. Wm. Arnold.
Com. vs. Daniel Curtin.
r Corn. vs. Ruth Ann Murray.,
Com. vs. Joseph Lofinic,jr.
Corn. vs. Ellen Cleary.
Corn. ys. lirilget Cleary.
Com. vs. WM. Morgan. 2 -
Com. ; vti„ Frank Ryrne. ,
TRIAL LIST ion FRIDAY, woramnzu 20.
Corn. vs. Ernest Debgler.
Corn. vs. George Forsythe.
Com. vs. Charles Seeley.
Com. vs. Mary Evans.
Com. vs. L. T. Renchler.
Curn.'vs. Wm, Dfoore, et al.
Com. vs. John O'Neil.
Com. vs. Wm. Clark.
'Coin. vs. H. L. O. Kerr.
Court of Common Pleas—Judge Stove.
In , the case of Louie Wilkey vs: J. M.
Cooper & Co., plaintiff takes a notpeult.
Charles Moser, for 1181) of the Building
and Loan Associatldu•of Allegheny City,
vs. john, Harding. Verdict for plaintiff in
• WO. .1
Barite Gears vs. Francis Lee, owner, and
-Wattghttly 'contractors. On
Following is the trial list for to-day:
177. Welsencrof vs. Goldstein.
.179. Vorsel dF Co. vs. Dualism. -
182, Scott vs. Graff & Noble.
183. Slippereevs. Rellerloe et aL
187. Hilkey vs. Cooper ,t Co. !
163. Frbschkorn vs. Dunning.
194. Fromm vs. JOhnson et al. ' • '
195. Davis, foluse, vs. Cuthbert.
198. Ittenold vs. Cuthbert.
202. Bauer vs. hicOlarren:
203. Apple vs. Haigh.
204. Vanmos vs. Bauer.
Fatal Acildent—C.aronerfalnqueat.
The child that was injured inßirmingham,
on Saturday, an account of which has been
previously published, died of its injuries,
as stated'yesterday, Monday morning. The
abeident occurred on Carson street, in
"Smoky Hollow," Birmingham, in front of
the residence of Mr. Davis, father 9f the
child. It appears that a number of
dren were playing on the street.and among
them was 13enj. Davis, a little
tween two and hree years old, and as car
'No.2 was app •hing the house, on the re
turn trip from the city, the little follow
attempted to MSS the street in front of the
horses, when he was knocked down and
the front wheel of the 'car ran upon his leg,'
severely lacerating it, and exposing a purr
tion of the articulating surface of the knee
joint, which so shocked the nervous sys
tem 'of the child es to produce lock-jaw,
_which resulted in death, about ten o'clock," ,
.Monday morning. Dre,...; A . V. Chesrown
'and J. P. McCord, were• summoned, and
did all in their. power to relieve thellttle
sufferer. Coroner Clawson held an ingttest
\yesterday morning, when the 'jury return
ed the folkwing verdict ,
"The said Benjamin. Davis came to his
death \ in Birmingham, on the 16th day of
November, 1868, from injuries received on
the Pittsburgh and Birmingham Passenger
Railway, by being knocked down by, one
of the horses attached to car No. 2, and the
wheel of said\ear running upon his left leg,
on the 14th day of November, 1868, and the
jet) , further ffeci‘that George Brawdy was
driving said car, . ` o. 2; at the time said
injuries were in fl icted."
The driver, George 'Brawdy, waa arrested
by order of the Coroner`and brought to the
city, and the matter was, brought before
the court.hen he was.admitted to bail in
5 1 the sum 0 f5500.
Col. J. D Boor Stbre.
- •
in no more pleasing or profitable man
ner can the long weary wintry evenings be
spent than in company with an entertaining
:and interest nrovokina book. Most people \
realize this fact, and henCe there will be an
extra demand made for soine'tinie to come,
on our book dealers for all classes of literary
works, to snit all manners of taste among
readers. Some will only find cheer and corn
pany in heavy, prosy, metaphysical works;
or in the time honored classical authors,
whilst others discarding these lines of lit
erature will look for lighter reading matter,
such as may entertain and carry the sym
pathies with the hero or heroine, and serve
for amusement if not solid instruction. It
will bend very difficult matter fbr the reader
.to determine what school of literature best
snits his tastes, but to afford him the neces
sary information as to where he can obtain
the choicest selection and variety of books
, and general reading matter, we would re
1' fer to the popular and well conducted Uter
i ary bazaar of Col, J. D. Egan; N 0 .41. Sixth
street. Here the reader will finds magnifi
cent assortment of the works of all the
standard authors, together with the current
riblications of the day. The prices are
very reasdnable and the selection line. so
that Col. Egan's house commends itself in
fiery strong terms to the purchaser. '
Sneeessfal BFrglary.
On Monday night, sometime between ten
and twelve o'clock, the drug . store of
Messrs. Mercerr , and Seitz, on Ohio avenue,
Fifth ward, Allegheny,' was entered by
burglars, and robbed of ninety dollars In
greenbacks, and some papers. The thieves
removed 'the transom over a door in the
rear of the establishment, and by this
means effected an entrance. The plunder
which they secured was found in a small
tin box which had been left in one-of the
counter drawers. None of the geodaln the
store, were taken, the thieves evidently
wanting nothing but cash. After seeuring
the money . ' the operators departed through
the back door, leaving it open after they
had passed out. The robbery was evident
ly', committed by some persprre familiar
witirthe premises, as the bolt fastenings of
the transoms had premusly been pushed
back from the inside, rendering their en
trance from tha outside a comparatively
easy matter. The perpetrators left no clue
which would lead to f their detection.
Kept the Books;
Andrew Sleicker. has a passion for the
science of book-keeping, which, although
perfectly . - laudable when kept within
bounds,solnettmes extends too far, as it did
the van:A i da' y. The story is that Henry was
employed as book-keeper by the firm of
Beckett Wonderlain, which lately die
solyed. Henry, of course, as chief ac
countant, was required to settle up and de
liver over the books, but when called upon
to de his duty in this respect( it is alleged
that he refused to do so, but true to his in
stincts as a book-keeper, he kept all the as counts, ete.,in His possession. Mr.Beckert
finally mule information before Alderman
Mullen, charging him with larceny as
bailee. After a hearing before the official,'
the matter was finally adjusted, Henry
giving up the books and the KO being
withdrawn,. • In Justice tb him,
it should
be added that the books warp all straight
and kept in a faultleffs manner.
Held for Court.
William Shenck; - ,,. 7s t s arrested on a
charge of assault and battery yesterday, on
oath of Wm. Johns, prOprietor of the Key
stone Hotel, and after a hearing before the
Mayor was held to ball for his apßeamnce
at Court. It appears that the accused was
'boarding at the Keystone, and being in ar
rears for one week's board was unable to
par the same ,when requested to. do so,
whereupon the landlord took charge of his
baggage and locked it up. Shenek remon
strated with him, telling him he could pay
the bill on Saturday, but Johns concluded
to make himself secure and refased to give
up the baggage or any part Of it. Words
passed between the parties, when, it is al
leged. Johns caught the defendant by the
throat and attempted to above him out of
the house, whereupon Shen& atruokhim
and knocked; hint down.
Death from Heart IDfsease..
Ootjoner Clawson held an inquest yester
day afternoon on , the body of a man nauai,d
Media, "rho 'died suddenly at his residence
on Forbes street, about six o'clock, Monday
evening: It seems that the deceased Was
sitting at the supper _table, when he *qui
observed suddenly to fall back in his chair
'and gasp. The family # becoming alarmed,
summoned medical aid, and in - a few min
utes two physicians 4rrived, who immedi
ately pronounces' the-Unfortunate manln a
dying condition, and in a Short time after-
wards' he expired. Tha l deceased seemed
In perfect health previous to' the attack
which resulted in hls death. The jury re
turne&a verdict of death from bead &-
sem. He was a middle aged man, and
level a wife and fatuU,y.
The Delaware Mutual linituranee - Compare.
We bespeak at the hinds of our readen
careful Inspection of the annual state
Mentor thief , old institution, published in
another column of 'this paper. -
:.'trader the Presidency of the late Water
tin, (who was one of the most intelligent un
derwritera we ererknew,) an agency of the
"Delaware Mutuall Safety Insurance Com
pany" was established in this city in 1844.
After the memorable fire of 1845, the busi
ness of the Pittsburgh agency exceeded for'
a year or two that - of any other office. Sob.
sequerttly load offices, and agendas of
foreign offices were multiplied, and
the Mistiness beeame more diffused,
but under the carefhl and judicious
management .of , Mr. P. ,A. Madeira,
who - has held the agency for near
I.Y twenty years this Company has been
among the most I successful -of all the
competing Companies doinz business in
the city, no one of which adjusted losses •
more promptly. Its record in these respects
could not be better, and the business com.:
inunity have in the high character of Mr..
Madeira for promptitude, integrity, and
probably every assurance that, during his
incumbency at least, the Company will de-•
serve, and continue to enjoy Ithe confi
dence and pationige hitherto so liberally
extended to it. 2 i
Some idea of the extent of the business
of the Company mey be deduced from a few
items gleaned from the annual statement'
before, referred to:
The , whole r amount of Pre- •
miums .received during the
year ending Oat., 81,138„wa5...11,355,557.51
Amount of losses and oxpen-.
ses paid In same time 710,837.10
Aggregate Market value of as
sets, including gash on hand,
$118,663.78. • 1,647,367.50
Deducting,the losses -and ex=
pense from the premiums re
ceived, the balance i 5..... . ...... 614,720.47
Take from this the amount ..of
premium on unexpired risks 406,485.71
Leaves. a balance of earned
profits of 238,234.70
This lastitem reveales the secret of the
great prosperity of the Delaware Mutual
Bafetylnsnrarice Company, nearly Eigti rier,
of a million dollars of premiums earned In
°se year, are distributed among the stock
holders and cnistomers of the company.
We see in the statement that a ten percent.
cash dividend is declared on the stock, also
six per cent. Interest on all outstanding
scrip, and a thirty per cent. dividend on
interest bearimispwrip, and besides all this.
an order is made for the payment in cash of
all scrip of more than four years standing.
It will be seen at once that every person
insuring in . this Company shares in the
profits of its business without any liabnitY
for losses, and that the profitetimedistrib
isted are -very larger. It is noteworthy that
under the peculiar blending of the joint
\atock and mutual system adopted by this.
Company, it hart grown: under , wise man
agement to be one of the strongest and
safest. Underwriting, institutions - in the
New Dry\ Goods, Specially Low, it Gard
- Dees West Corner Market Street and
Fonrib. Aietie, No. 69. -
$2, all Wool Single Shawls, large size.
$5, all Wool Heavy Long Shawls, large
size. These oods \ are a special bargain.
$2,50 to $lO.- The cheapest stock of
Blankets we have shown this season.
75e. to $lO, new stock of Plaid Woolen
.Shawls, cheapest in the city.
25 to 310., choke styles in Fblid Shirting.
Flannels, red,. white and ye:now—cheap.
1.83;c., heavy Plush Canton Fbinnel.
3734 c., Larnash Linens, a bargain,
Country Flannels and Blanket Flannel,
51,90, choice styles in &Amorels. •
85e. to $1,09 another lot of those prime.
Bid Gloves. i •
sl',oo, French Cbrsets, real whalebone.
Gents' Undershirts and Drawers, 50e. and
upwards. 1
1234 c. entire new stock of Prints.,
good Prints for Comforts.
Chtnchillaßloakings, new stock,. all cell
ors, from 52,50 and)upwards.
Paisley Single and Long Shawls, the
cheapest goods for the money in the city.
Look at them.
Ladies' and Genta' Fur Top Gloves, low
Furs—Are now opening our amend large
stook in Sable, Mint, Fitch, Squirrel and
Hudson Bay * all' in new styles, which we -
will sell at lower prima than any house in
the trade. All new goods. at a saving or
full thirty per cent. to the buYer. • s
25c., changeable Alpacas, Poplins. genteel.
goods, real value 37140.
310., Plain, corded . and Dice POPIiMIS,-
heaVy goods, very desirable, real value,44c.
3734 c., Mixed l'onlin Bpinglees, very
dressy and stylish, adapted to the present
season, real value 6234 f
/ 25c., Plaid Mohair,i,gabd material, real
value 37%c. t •
37340., Heavy pl aid shmere Cloths, good.
for cnildrena' wearir value 640.
50c. sad 62%c. several , choice styles in
Plaid and Plai n Drew Goods, real value
750. and $l.
75c.,.G01d Mixed and Silver Mixed Heavy
Book fold Epinglee Poplins, genteel and
stylish, elegant goods, real and actual value
3734 e. to 75c. At theseices open
the finest Black , Silk Mohair Queen's
Cloths, .heavy weight and high lustre, ever
shown by any house in the trade.
New goods and extra. low
_prices on the
corner of Market street and Fourth avenue.
No. 0. E. R. GARDNER.
Progress and Time havethrough count
lessages marched band in hand—the one
building up and the other destroying%
Thep seem to create little commotion kith's
busy world, as Efoltsheimer's Continental
Dining Rooms are - always thronged with
customers. We presume, however, that
this may be attributed to the fact that, the
tablets at-the Continental are always sup
plied with the, best the market and season
affords, served up in the highest style of
the culnary art. If you want something
good to eat, as most people do in their pro-
gress through life, notwithstanding the
ravages of old time► call at the Continental,
one door below the IVitaliee, on Fifth ave
Chapped ilautitt, face anti all roughness
of the akin, certainly cured by using the
Juniper Tar Sooop t _made
and do Co., New York. It surpasses all
other remedies as it will preveat roughness
of the skin ir used during cold'Weather.
It is easily applied, avoiding all the trouble ,
ecangreasy compounds now in use. It
e ,used by ladles with the most tender
skin, without irritation or pain, making it
soft and clear. Sold by the druggists gen
erally. - wT
Country Residence at Auction,--wo
vita scial attention to Mr. A. Leggate's
auctlon pe advertisement of the sale on Tri
day next of a house and form acme of land
in Bellevue, on the • New Brighton -read
Good road,' good neighborhood, good
water, schools, churches, and , light taxes,
are some of the featztres of the good ,
borough of Bellevue:
Deatness..MuOless, Cat Mil,
And all affections of.the,Tbroat, Lungs,
Heart, Stoical:lh r Liver. and Nervous Bya.
tali, treated successfully at Dr. Atom's
Medical and Surgical Ltailtute, No. 134
Sznithtleld street. • ti.
Stock Baler, Tneaday evenittsr, Novem
ber 17th, op 'second floor of Commercial
Soles Room, 1011 Smithfield atreet; by- A.
!doll wal ne. auctioneer: -
/alighting Nationals• Bank - 00
fleoond National Bank 94 00
Boatmen's loannina) Company 23 00
- -
The place to get White Lime, Calcined
Plaatel,laydniullo Cement,* at Eckel 41
Caelig'es 161 lint atreeF,
Fors at Illeming's. •
We take great pima:tire in calling the at
tention of our thousands of lady readers to
the fact that the very best place in the city
at which to purchase Furs of superior qual
ity, and at from 20 to 25 per cent. lower
than at "any house in-the West, is at the
popular emporium of William Fleming, --"
No. 139 Wood street. It is
eminently a =-
place worthy of a very largepettege, end
for more reasons than one : Mr. F.'s long
expbrienee in this particular branch, his
honestyen in the selection of goods,,his
and urbanity of manner, all corn-.
binSto,make him one of - the most popular
business men in the city. That Fleming's
mammoth'emporium Carrige. at all times
the largest and most varied assortment of
Hats, Caps, Ladies' Furs, &c., is conceded
on all hand% and the verdict is also equally . ;.
unanimous that a great deal can be saved ,
by purchasing there. It -will well repay
the reader to visit this great house, even . if
not disposed to buy, as tha salesmen are all
clever and disposed to pay every attention
to those who may favor them with It call.
The prevailing styles of Furs are most beau:.
tiful, consisting of Eugenics, Boas, Berthas;
Patent muffs, all made of, the very best
Hudson Bay Sable, 13iberian Sqpirrel, Ger-
man Fitch, Water Mink, fkc. &o.' in An*,
all varieties imaginable. Ju s t .ift‘ brand -
see for yourselves if yon tv'otfid exatnine • -
the greatest variety ever °petted inthe City.:
In addition to the very len -.line'ox ladies' ,
furs,_Mr. Fleming lunp.decidedly, the great- •
est assortment of misses' „end children's
furs ever shown a Western public. "In or- •
der to test the superior edvantages of this
house over all others, it would be well for,
the purchasers to visit similar houses, in
quire prices, style of goods. and then go to " =
No. 139 Wood.street, and' ascertain the dif
ference. Ifni:4 then satisfied, consider -us :
no judges. .
The senlamond” Front.
The Diamond Front Groceri Store, No.
164 Federal 'street, Allegheny, still con
tinues to supply housekeepers with first
class groceries at those low rates which '
have given the house such a wide-spread
popularity. In these times of high prices,.
especially in the necessaries of. life, It is a
perple3diag matter to tell where to get the
best goods without paying exorbitant rates.
If economical housekeepers take our ad- ,
vice and call at Mr. George's establish
ment, they ,will seep solution of this . diffi- '
cult, problem. Remember the place, 164
. Federal street, Allegheny.
Bankrupt Sale of Fur n
morning at •
ten o'clock precisely. At Masonic( 14 11 •
Auction Rooms, 55 and 57 Fifth*street, wi l
be sold withoilt reearve, the entire stock
of a New York Bankrupt Fur House. Em- ••
bracing capes collars,,ouffs, muffs, eugei
nits, peterfns, cke. Sale continued at , . •
two o'clock in the afternoon. •
• H. B. SMITHSON & Co. Agents.
The rarest novelties in embroideries, -
laces, handkerchiefs and ladies' ftunishing
goods, are to be found in the new stook •
just opened at W. W. Moorhead's fashion-
able retail trimming and notion house, No.
El Market street.,
Band Knit woolen and zephyr goods,
hosery,- shawls, &c., a$ very reasonable
prices at the popular retail trimming and
notiot bone of W. W. Moorhead, No. 81
Market street. •
Gents' furnishing goods of latest styles
and most fashionable designs at W. W.-
Moorhead's nopnlar and fashionable retail
trimming and notion honse,,lp. 81 Market ,
Ladles will had at W. W. Moorhead's,.
No. 81 Market street, a very tine assortment
of new novelties and•notionsin trimmings, •
lace goods, notions and embroideries.
Blankets, quilts and coverlets at Bates,
dc Bell's, No. 21 Filth avenue,, at most teal
sonable prices.
CARB—On Tuesday's:tonal:lg at A ii , eIock,CLALBA.
ELLA. infant and oniv daughter of James M. and.
Sarah A. Carr, aged I.year and 1A days. ,
The friends of the !Unity are Invited tei attend..
the frineril irons the 'reiidenea of her parenth, 1211.
Beaver street. Alleghesp, Tarettlrecusesiy) ATMS*
Icoarr, at 3 oic.lock.
40. 166 FOURTIISMEET, Pittsburgh, Pa.
INS of all kinds, CRAPES, GLOVES, and ev•
ery description of Funeral 'Furnishing Goods far.
niched. Rooms open day and night. Hearse and •
Carriages furnished. • '
itansuitzwits—Bev. David Kerr. D D., Bev. M.
W. Jacobus, D. D.. Thomas Ewing, Zsg.aseob EL
Miller, Esc.'
AUeetteny City. wheals their %Hain ROOM ara
constantly supplied witls real. and imitation Rosa
wood, Msbnorty and Weltuat Collins pri
ryinn from fleS 0)4100. Bodies :red prep for inter..
merit. Hearses and Carriages furnished: also, all
duds of Mourning Good% if required. 0120 e 9Pe
at aU and nicht. • .
Ig rx l , lll3ll,T RODNEIt,
TAKER A tIID - allitALlKElt, - No.
bn4B OEIO-
T, Allegheny, 'neaps eanstently, hand a,
Large assortment of ready-made Coffins of tbe
lowing kinds: First, lbw celebrated American
Mal Cases, Metallic Belf.sealing Air -tight Cases
and Caskets, andMosewood, Walnut and Breewood
Imitation Collins. Walnut. Coßns from 88 8 uP-
wards. Rosewood. Imitation Cotlitut from g6' l lP.
wards, and= pains will be spared to give entire
satisfaction. Crape and. 6kb:wee furnished free of -
charge. IBeet 'Hearses and. Carriages furnished on
short notice. Carriareefurnistied to funerals $4. •
weinzmo' To Rums Tes &GB
31E11011AM ,TAILOR,. :
Corner offal awl St.Cloir Strata;
B. new In stack One of the largsst and moss narts44
assortments of .
. .
• •
Fall and WintSr Goods
ever broagat to tab ell,. the stook embraces ah
the latest Preneband !Malls& tamsalloteutis of
Glotih Cutlmeres, ItalUngq 'lntimating%
Also. a fall llne of lileat , alfdtslabtait Goads.
• POE A BTYLUII:1 1 7123 T r , ALL X1ND13,.,
For all the lat•st stylei yet eta ut, ludo at zegi
material, eed by nist•class war meta tad prices
Teringly law, go tutee y I , knews, Meze.44%
• ' W. -Tip r iemuctio. v
nos; P. DMA, eurrolci M. M.
• TSOCIATED themselves tootoftelor- the - ;
°Zee, No. 19 MORTON AVENUE, Alle_sbeny
eitv. • TWIS. Mktikki. D.,
holaken #1,8U;Z1)4.. 1;!‘
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