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The Montgomery avenue sewer, Alleghe
ny, has progressed a 3 far as Federal street.
Postmaster' Appointed.—Captain Ed. C.
Negley has received the appointment of
Postmaster at Wilkins, vice John R. Neg
Horse. _Blanket Stoien.— Alderman Mul
len yesterday issued a warrant for the ar
rest of Henry Wolff, charged with stealing
a horse blanket by P. Iffe, of the Third
Good Move.—Tbe - wholesale dry goods
dealers on Wood street have agreed to
close theft . ' stores, from now till the first of
next March, at five o'clock in the afternoon
and at four on Saturdays.
Work saspended.--Work on the new City
Hail building has been suspended for the
present season. The building of the foun
dation walls is well advanced and they look
,as if they might last forever.'
Surety of the Peace:—H. H. Neeland
made information before the Mayor yes
• terday against Daniel Grover, for surety. of
:the peaee, alleging that he' . drew a pistol
and threatened to shoot him. A warrant
• was issued.
Disorderl3r . .—Yesterday. a couple of dro
vers, who Were acting in a disorderly man
ner in the, neighborhood of Mr. William
Wilson's house, in Allegheny, were arres
ted at the instance of that gentleman and
taken to I the Mayor's office; where they
were each fined five dollars and costs, upon
payment of which they were discharged.
Larceny.—Monday evening last a watch
valued atLfourteen dollars was'stolen frcim
Mr. Henry Neefour's pocket, while in a
,drinking saloon in Birmingham. Yester
day he made inforniation before Justice
Ammon, charging Casper Graff with the
larceny of the watch., A warrant was is
sued for his arrest.
Odd Fellowship.—The Grand Lodge of
Penns.ylvania, I. 0. of 0. F., have appoint
' ed a Committee to act in conjunction with
the Committee from the Grand Lodge of
the United States and the Comro s ittee ap
pointed by the Grand Encampment of
Pennsylvania. to ensure a successful and
imposmg , celebration of the fiftieth anni
versary in April next. -
False Pretence.—Margaret Knoff made
information before Justice Helsel yester f
day, charging Frank. Wick with obtaining
money under false pretence. She alleges
that she purchased a load of hav from him
which he said weighed nineteen hundred
pounds. and paid him for that amount. She
eubsequeutly ascertained that there were
but twelve hundred pOunds in the load, A.
warrant was issued for the arrest of Wiok.
Cross Snits —Eliza Godfrey made infor
mation on Monday before Alderman Mc-
Masters,' against Francis Reilly for assault
• and battery. Rliza alleged that defen
ant abused her husband by striking him
with his fist. The accused •• was , arrested
• and gave , bail for a hearing. Yesterday,
- Reilly made information against Eliza for
perjury, alleging that she testified falsely
in the case against him. A warrantwas
sued for the axrest of Eliza.
Felonious Assault and Battery.—Martha
Sims Made information before the Mayor
yesterday, charging John Smith with feloni
- one assault and battery. The parties are col
ored. And the prosecutrix resides at the cor
ner of .A,rthurs and Webster streets, where
she alleges the acctuied made an tisiault upon
her son with a - razor inflicting a serious
wound on leg: Smith was arrested, and
after a hearing committed to jail in default
of bail for his appearance at Court.
Malicious Mlschlef.—John Whitegar
"made inforination yesterday before Alder
- • man Taylor against Samuel Fulton, for
malicious mischief. Whitegar alleges that
he was driving a two horse team along Penn
street, when Fulton, who was coming with
a four horse :eam from the opposite (thee
,, lion, maliciously collided with him. One of
• Whitegar's horses was hocked down and
• copsiderably bruised and the wagon some
: damaged. The accused was arrested
and gave bail for trial.
Held for a Hearing.—John Chess, an in
dependent constable of Allegheny City,
was yesterday ariested arid taken before
Alderman •EMU'S .to answer a charge of
disoiderly conduct preferred against him
by a market woman named Elizabeth Mi.-
. lougbby., , Elizabeth alleges that Chess
, stood in front of her stand lathe Allegheny
' market and acted in a very disorderly man
- - ner, using profane language and otherwise
intimidating personi from purchasing at
her staid. The officer stoutly denied the
• and gave bail for a hearing.
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'Absconded and lteturned.—Mary ;Seiler,
:an indentured female servant, absconded a
day or two since from the residence of
',Joseph Seiffert, of Lower St. Clair 'town
, ship, where- she was employed. Mr. t3eif
: fert made inforniation against her before
Alderman Mullen, and officer McKnight,
of the Alderman'is police, arrested Mary at
the residence of her sister yesterday. Upon
being taken to the Alderman's office, end
after cOnsi erable discussion, Mary con
backto service with her em
s!ployer and e information was withdrawn.
Alleged Highway Robbery.--Sometime
ago Jo hn . Wintergill made information be
fore AldermanHumbert'against Joseph
- Davis, for highway robbery. The defend.'
ant hails from Brownsville, Pennsylvania,'
and alleges that he was robbed of eight dol
lars, about the 30th of last October, in Tem.'
peranceville, on his 'way to visit some
;friends in the borough. Revers es
caped arrest until Monday afternoon when
he was apprehendedwhen by officer John
, Thompson, of . Temperanceville, who,
brought him to the city. He was held in
5300 bail for a hearing on Monday, Decem
ber 7th. •
Personal.—Dr. A. - E. Gzumhe, agent for
the woild-known firm of Caswell, Hazard
it Co., late Caswell. Mack it Co., family
chemists, New York, paid us a visit yester
• - day. Dr. G. will call upon our druggists
to•day upon business, being the agent for
the celebrated Cod Liver Oil, ' manufao
tured by his firm, and which is recognized
throughout the world as the most ernes
• clows medicine extant for lung diseases and
pulmonazi affections. The firm he repro
-gents is one of the fairest dealing and most
Popular in America, and we trust he will
meet with all'due patronage and enoour
' a ement. -
Ordination of "Ministers.--At the First
Methodist Church, Fifth avenue, next door
above GAzErrE °Mee, this evening ,there
will be two young men ordained.to the work
of the gospel ministry. The sermon will
be preached by Rev. J. D. Herr, and the
President of the Conference, Rev. James
Robison, will be assisted in the ordination
ceremonies by Rev. Alex. Clark, pastor of
the Church, and Rev. G. G. Westfall, pastor,
of, the: Methodist Church in Birmingham:
„ The services will be held in the audience
room,,4ind the choir will be present to ren
der appropriate music. 'The exercises will
"be of nnusual. interest.
Soldiers' Orphan Asylum.—During the
w.st week Colonel McFarland, Super
citeSolrs' Orphans for this
State, was in our yon his regular visita
tion of tffif-schools under his control. He
expressed great satisfaction with the pro
gress made by the children in most of the
schools, and particularly of the manage
xnent of the Soldiers' Orphan Home, corner
"of Pride and Bluff streets. Together with
Mr. Travelli, long known as one of our
most accomplished teachers, a thorough
examination was entered upon, ,witla the
most satisfactory, results, which speaks
well for those who have' the immediate su
vervision of the Institution. _
Meeting of the Board of Control—Resig.
nations and Election of New Teachers—
The Salary Cenestion--ilesolution--Mis
The Allegheny Board of Control held- a
regular monthly meeting last evening in
the • Common Council Chamber, City Build
ing. President Clark occupied the chair
and R. B. Francis, Esq., officiated as Sec
• . Thelneeting was opened with prayer by
the President. At • the call of the roll the
following members answered to their
Messrs. Brown, Jpo. Jr., Barker, Brown,
Wm., Chadwick; Dunlap, Eaton, Fran
cis, Kollock, . Kimball, King, Loomis,
Lea, Lockhart, Mailer, *McConnell,
McClinton, Pitcairn, Park, Sutton, Tor
rence, Tremble, Walton, Young, and Pres
The 'minutes of the preceding meeting
were read and approved.
=PORTS OF LOCAL BOARDS.
The Third Ward Board reported the res
ignation of Miss Hull in the Primary De
partment and , the appointment of Miss
Annie C. Smith to fill the vacancy. The ap
pointment was confirmed.
The Fourth Ward Board reported "the ap
pointment of Miss .0. C. Thompson as an
additional teacher in the schools, which ap
pointment was confirmed.
The Fifth. Ward Board reported an aver
againcreat3e in the attendance and the ap
pointment of Miss Selma Ackley as Assis
tant, Principal. The action of the Board
The Sixth Ward Board reported the at
tendance increasing and asked for authori
ty to appoint an additional teacher, which
was, on motion, granted. •
The Boards from all the other wards re
ported the , schools in a flourishing condi
The Comniiitteo on Colored Schools re
ported the schools in a flourishing condi
tion, with an increase in the aver:age at
tendance during,the month. '
Mr. King, from the . Special Committee
to which was referred the matter of con
sidering the advisability of electing a City
Superintendent, stated that the Committee
were gathering information in regard to
the workings of the system in other cities,
and would be able to report at an early date.
idlls from Siebert & Co. for $l5O, for
printing, and from the Treasurer of the
city, for sewerage tax assessed on the
property of the Colored Scdools, amount-.
ing to $21.50, were presented, and warrants'
for their payment ordered to be drawn.
On, motion - the Committee on Printing
were ordered to procure 5,000 copies of
weekly reports to be used in the differeht
On motion, the Secretary was iristructed
to transmit one copy of the annual report
of the Board to each minister' in the city,
and each teacher in the schools, and furnish
twenty copies for distribution to each mem
ber of the Board. -
Mr. Brown presented a petition, signed
by nearly all the teachers in the various
schools, asking that the salsries'of the dif
ferent grades,: be increased to correspond
with those mid to Pittsburgh teachers.
The petition was referred to the Com
mittee on Teachers and Salaries.
Mr. Afoul offered the following, preamble
WHEREAS, The Court of Quarter Sessions
of the county of 'Allegheny, State of Penn
sylvania, has no jurisdiction to create an
independent school district•out of any ward
of a city, therefore the action of the afore
said Court in the ease of Allegheny is ille
gal, pull and void; therefore be it
Resolved, That the Secretary of this Board
of Controllers notify the Local Board of the
Seventh ward to take their seats in this
Board and to comply with the school laws
of the city of Allegheny and the rules and
regulations of this Board of Controllers.
After some discussion Mr. McConnell
moved to lay the resolution on the table,
which was carried. „,„
Mr, Eaton moved that the holiday vaca
tion of the schools be commenced on. Dec.
19, 1868, and end January 4, 1869.'
Mr. Brown moved to amend by making
the time of commencing the vacation Dec.
24th. The amendment was not seconded.
`Mr. Swift moved to amend by recom
mending the Local Boards to close the
schools December. 19, 1868, and re-open
them January 4, 1869. _
After some discuision, the motion, as
amended by Mr. Swift, was carried.
Owing to the contemplated repairs on the
Fourth Ward School Building, the _LOCaI
Board was granted the privilege to close
the schools two weeks earlier at the June
vacation, and have bat one week vacation
at the holidays.
On motion adjourned.
Pittsburgh Teachers ) Institute.
The Pittsburgh Teachers' Institute held
the first session of its annual meeting in
the High School building, corner of Wood
street and Sixth avenue, Monday evening.
The meeting was called to order by Profes
sor Luckey, City Superintendent, and open
ed with prayer by Professor Aiken. "
• Professor Luckey, after stating. the ob
ject of the Institute, introduced Miss Ellen
Seaver, a teacher in the New York Train
ing School, who entertained, the Institute
with a lecture on the methods of teaching,
after which the Institute adjourned.
The institute met at seven o'clock last
evening sad was balled-to order by Prof.
J. G. Lucky..
The exercises were opened With prayer
by Prof. S. F. Patterson of Lawrenceville.
The roll was then called for tie purpose
of having it perfected.
The Allegheny Quartette Club then sang
In a most excellent manner, "Again we
Prof. Lucky requested the audience to
bear with the crowded condition of the
room with.as Much ,patience as possible,
and at the next meetinggs more commo
dious hall would be provided
Miss Ellen.-Seaver, from swego, New
York, was titan introduced and proceeded
to address the Institute. She gave a prac
tical dethonstration of the method of teach
ing in primary schools by object lessons.
After taking:, the class through a lesson
on horizontal and oblique lines, Prof. Burt
was called upon to illustrate and carry out
the principle in verticalpines.
When Prof. Burt had concluded his les
son Miss Seaver again took up the lesson
and demonstrated it according to her prin
ciple of teaching.
An intermission of ten minutes was then
taken,"st the conclusion of which the Alle
gheny Quartette Club sang in their usual
style an excellent piece of music entitled
Mr. Lucky announced that the next ses
sion Of the Institute would be held in the
hall of the Third Ward School House.
Miss Seaver then resumed her lecture,
and stated that she would take up the sub
ject of primary reading, which she said was
disputed ground, and she expected to meet
with considerable opposition. She gave
the four methods of teaching, viz c The.
Alphabet, the Phonetic, the Phonic and the
Word methods, each of which she illus
trated, giving heir merits and demerits.
She favored a combination of the Word and
Phonic methods, which she fully illustrated
in a highly interesting, and entertaining
When she had concluded, a number of
questions were asked by members of the
Institute and promptly and satisfactor
ily answered by Miss Seaver, after which
the Institute adjourned to meet at the halt
of the Third. Ward School House this even
log at seven o'clock. '
Mr. Luckey announced that the Superit
tendent of Barks county would address the
Institute on Thursday evening, and Mr.
Wickersham, State Superintendent, on Fri
daytevening,,on which mast. •s school•di
rebthis aro specially invited t • bo present.
PITTSBURGH GAZETTE' - ' WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1888
Allegheny Valley Railroad—Special Meet
ing. of the Stockholders.
A. special 'meeting of the Stockholders of
the Allegheny Valley Railroad Company
was held at the office of the Company,.on
Pike street, yesterday ;morning. The meet
ing was called to order by Felix R. Brunet,
Esq., on whose motion Caleb Lee, Esq., was
called to the chair and Jacob Glosser, Esq.,
was appointed Secretary.
The reading of the minutes of =the stock
holders meeting, held May,2l, 1867, was
called for by Mr. Brunet, as preliminary to
the business to be offered at the present
The minutes of the meeting were read by
the Secretary, followed by; an explanation
and statement of the object of the meeting
by Wm. Phillips, Esq., President of the .
Mr. Phillips remarked that the principal
business of, the meeting was to pass upon
resolutions; which he - proposed to o ff er, ask
'ing the authority of the stockholders to al
low the cancellation of bonds issued in pur
suance of the act of Assembly„ increasing
the capital stock of the company , $2,000,000,
which act was approved by the stockhold
ers at their meeting on the above date.
The following are the resolutions referred
to, which were ordered to be read by the
Resolved, That the action of the:stock
holders of this company at a former meet
ing, authorizing the subscription of forty
thousand shares of increased capital stock
be reconsidered, and that the Board of Man
agers be directed, with the consent of the
subscribers to said stock, - to cancel these
subscriptions to the extent of the amount
not paid on them, so that the company may
perfect more efficient financial measuresfor
the future operation and extension 'of its
Resolved, That the Board of itanagers be
directed to ask the Legislature for such
' modification of the Act of the Legislature,
approved April 11, 1867, as may be neces
sary to fully complete and equip the
present road, pay off its floating debt, and
extend and equip the line from the mouth
of the Mahoning to the Sonimahoning, and
that such action may . be • taken by the
Board of Managers as will enable the com
pany to prosecute with, vigor the work on
the line eastward from the month of the
After considerable discussion the resolu
tions were adopted.
After the transaction of some further
business, which was of no public impor
tance, the meeting adjourned.
Business at the Mayor's Office
The following is a detailed statement Of
the business done at the Mayor's oflide in
the month of Noirember:
There were eighty-one informations
made before the Mayor for different
criminal offences, as follows: Assault and
battery, 26; fortune telling, l; fornez et get,
1; larceny, 15; surety, • 12; malicious pais
chief,.7; selling liquor without license; 1;
keeping a bawdy house, 1; felonious as
sault and battery, 2; larceny by bailee, 2;
aggravated assault and battery, 2; false
pretence, 1; 'keeping a ferocious dog, 2;
atriandonment, 1; mail robbery, buggery,
1; gambling, 1; keeping a disorderly house,
1; highway robbery, 1; forgery, 1; seduc 7
tion, 1; total, $l. Of the foregoing cases
twenty-one were withdrawn, seventeen of
the defendants have not been arrested,
thirteen were discharged, nineteen corn
mitted'for trial, and eleven held to bail for
appearance at Court.
L For violation of city ordinances there ap
pears but one case on the books, and it was
disposed of by the payment of a fine of one
dollar and costs by defendant.
There, were 26 informations for disorderly
conduct, which were disposed of as follows:
15 of ' the accusedaid thies'and coats, 3
were committed to jail, 1 was discharged,
and 1 case was withdrawn.
During the month there were 368 arrests
made on view by police , officers for the
following offences: Disorderly conduct,
204; drunkenness; 104; vagrancy, 60. Of
the disorderly conduct cases 66 of the vic
tiros paid a fine of from one to twenty-five
dollars and costs, 69 were discharged, and'
69 were committed to jail for period 4 of
from twenty-four hours to .thirty days.
Of the cases of drunkenness, 14 ,paid . fines
and costs, 62 were discharged, and 28 were
committed to jail. Of the vagrants 2 paid
fines and coats, 27 were discharged, and 31
were committed to jail.
Whole number of arrekats, 368; paid fines,
82; committed, 128; discharged, 158.
The Great Republic Steaatbeat.
Fr= a St. Louis paper we find the tot
lowing regarding the Great Republic, a le
viathan boat, built, as will be remembered,
in this city: "The Great Republic, which
steamer Is tbe subject of considerable at.
tention at , present, is of the following di
mensions: leagth of deck, 335 feet; beam,
51 feet; hold, 9% feet; width over all, 97
feet. Her engines ,are of the Hartupee
patent, moderate '•or low pressure. The
liens claimed against the passel amount to
some $40,000. , The owners stated in Court,
when a motion was made for the sale of the
boat, that they supposed she would bring
from sixty to eighty thousand dollars. Ac
cordingly the order of sale was advertised,'
twenty days In St. Louis, Pittsburgh and
Cincinnati, and only about twenty persons
attended the sale. With the laws govern
ing auction sales we are not familiar, bat
we presume it is a factihat there is no sale
when the auctioneer does not "cry" a bid
that has been made. This was the case on
Friday. Doubtless Messrs. Morgan aid
Smith understood the business they were
engaged in, especially as lawyer Rankin,
the famous, was present as adviser, For all
that, the transaction had the appearance of/
a decided bungle. By.due process of law,
the United States Marshal of the Eastern
District of Missouri was directed to sell, on
November 27th, the steamer Great Republic
to the highest bidder, for half cash and half
in six months. That is, the language of the
Court.) It was also advertised for twenty
daya 'that the sale will therefore take place
on Friday, the 27th, at Carondelet,' with
the official signature of Marshal Rogers at
tached. All • this is very plain. Captain
Symmem was present, and bid thirty thou
sand dollars for the steamer, having faith
in the law and in Marshal Rogers. If the
boat is not his, why was the boat not sold
according to the requirement of the law,
and the widely published assertion of Mar
shal Rogers that it would be sold on that
day punctually at the hour of twelve?"
A hold and impudent robbery was corn
/milled Monday evening at Shoenberger's
Rolling Mills in the Tenth ward, of which
we have the following particulars : Mr.
James Jones, a drover from Wilkinsburg,
while driving a lot of cattle through the
city, lost one of them, and returned in the
evening to look for it. 'Between eight and
nine o'clock he inquired at Shoenberger's
mills if a stray steer had been seen in that
locality during the day,and being informed
there was one in .a lot in the rear of the
premises requested to go through the
mill to see it. He started, but had proceed
ed but a short distance when some ono ,
came up behind him, caught him round
the neck and held him while another man
went through his pockets,. relieving him
of his pocket book containing thirty dol
lars. 'The thieves then ran away and left
him lying on tho floor almost insensible.
As soon as he recovered he made his way
to the Union Depot, where he reported the
facts as stated, and officer Byner returned
with' him to the mill, but they failed to
.find the men who perpetrated the robbery.
, tOIIRT CASES.
WATCH HOUSE CASES
Death or captain Hinton.
Captain Thomas A. Hinton, an Ald and
well known resident of this city, died on
Tuesday 'morning, or diabetes, a disease
with which he had long been afflicted. He
was attended in his last moments by his
wife and other members of his family.
Capt. H. was among. the first to volunteer
in defense of the Union upon the breaking
out of the rebellion, and when his term of
service expired reenlisted dn the 102 d regi
ment, (Col. Rowley) with which,'he was as
identified. Latterly he was connect
e,d with the city police, but in consequence
of failing health was unable to perform
active duty. Ha was warm-hearted, gener
ous to a fault; and sinbire rgret • will be
expressed by his many acquaij tances upon
learning of his demise.
At a meeting of the membe s of the One
Hundred and Second Pennsylvania Vet
eran Volunteers, held last evening, the fol
lowing resolutions were passed:
WHEREAS, The Infinite mercy has in His
great wisdom seen , proper to take home His
associates in tins life, otlr late friend and
comrade, Lieut. _ Thoma l A. Hinton, there
fore, 1 I
. Be it Resolved, That in his death the So
ciety of the One hundred and Second has
'lost a useful and active member, and that
the community at large have to grieve for
the absence of one who, in the day of his
country's peril, volunteered his life, and
served faithfully in its defense.
Resolved, That the Society wear the usual
badge of mourning for thirty days, in token
of the deceased's virtues. •. -
Resolved, .That the Society attend the fu
neral of our late comrade in a body, and as
members we wear the usual badge of
mourning for thirty days.
.Resolved, That we condole with the wid
ow and children of the deceased in this
great bereavement, and hope that the great
Giver all Good may deal kindly with them
in this thpir great aftliotion.
The funeral of Lieutenant Hinton will
take place this afternoon at half-past two
o'clock, from the residence of Mr. Thomas
Maxwell, No. 160 Penn street, opposite the
Fourth Ward School House.
The members of the One Hundred and
Second Regiment, and other military or
ganizations desiring to attend the funeral,
will meet at General Rowley's office, in
the Custom House building, at half-past
one o'clock this afternoon.
We have received the first, annual re-,
port of the Allegheny Board of Controllers,
which, haS just .been published.. The I
pamphlet contains the reports from allthe
committees appointed by the Board, which
embrace much valuable and interesting in
tormation and statistics relative to the
practical workings of the Publie School
system. From it we learn that there
are at present one hundred - and one teach
ers employed in the schools of the city,
whose salaries range from $1,200, re
ceived by the Principals, down to $4OO, paid
to 'teachers in the primary departments.
The total number of pupils enrolled in
all the schools is , 7,9013, with an average
monthly attendamic of 4,252. The average
attendance of males and females is about
The anregate expenditures of the Board
amount to 114,765,90, -which includes an
expenditure of over $61,000 for-repairs, Sze.,
to school buildings, and the purchase of
property and erection of a School House for
The cost of /naintaining -the syStetn, on
the average attendance, is a,fraction over
The Board, in, subinitting their first an
nual report to the public, solicit for it a care
ful perusal, feeling convinced that alrwill
be interested and be brought to take even
a greater interest in the cause which has
done so much to'benefit and bless the com
New Savings Bank Organiz• d Alle
On Monday evening a ne* Savings Bank
was organized in Allegheny by the election
of the following officers and Board of
liwident-11. M. Boyle.
Treasurer—R. B. Francis
Direntors—H. M. Dunlap, William Wal
ker, Charles P. Whiston, William H.
Faulkiner, Dr. John Hamilton,John K.
Brown, Matthew Steele, and J. I senbeis.
The new 'bank - will be known as the
"Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank."
The capital stock ha's been fixed at $lOO,OOO,
divided into 2,000 shares of $5O each. We
understand the entire amount of stock has
been subscribed, and It is the intention of
the Board of Directors to commence busi
ness as soon as• the necessary preliminary
arrangements can be made. The Board of
Directors is composed of gentlemen well
known in the community for - their busi
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and we have no
doubt of the success of the . . organization
under their management.
Serious Accident—Man Dangerously In.
An accident occurred on the Pittsburgh,
Fort - Wayne and Chicago Railway , yester
day morning, a, short distance beyond the
outer depot, Allegheny, which will proba
bly result in the death - of a resident of Se
',Ackley, named William' Barnes. It seems
than Barnes was walking along the track
in the direction of Allegheny, when he was
struck by , the locomotive of a train, which
came up behind him and knocked from the
track a considerable distance. Ete says
that he had no warning of the approach of
*the train, as the locomotive bell was not
rung or the whistle blown. He was taken
into the .office of Dr. Hall, where his in
juries received medicalattention. His back
appeared to be broken, and he also seemed
to be injured internally. The physician
had but slight hopes of his recovery. The
accident occurred about half-past leleven
Fires for the Month.
The following is the report of the Super
intendent of the Fire Alarm Telegraph for
the month of November :
Number of fires during the month, elev
en. One hundr,pd and fourteen blows were .
struck on tho groat bell in giving alarms,
and two hundred and forty-seven blows in
annOuncfng the hour, making a total of
three hundied and sixty-one blows struck
in the month. The total loss by fire was
$30,850. On this there was an insurance of
ti 27,100. The largest fire of the month was
that which destroyed the Bolt and Nail
Factory of the Messrs. Gaskill, in the Thir
teenth AVard, on November 24th. During
the month there wore seven police messa
ges sent over the wires.
Officer McCready last night arrested Dick
Roberts, who, in_ connection with David
Cassidy, Is charged with setting fire to the
stable of Mr. Scharck, in the Twelfth ward,
a tew days since. Roberts was arrested at'
the Independence Engine House. He was
sitting in the engine house when the offl
•cers entered, but immediately started up
stairs, and when he found the officer was
following him, attempted to escape from
the second story, window at the roar of the
building. He sticceeded in gettingout of the
window, and was hanging out by his Banda,
calling for a ladder.when the officer discov
ered him. A ladder was provided and he
was taken down and conveyed to the lock
up to await a hearing. ,
Letter Carriers , 'Report.—The following
is the report of the Pittsburgh letter
re for the month of November:,
nail letters. Drop letters. Papers.
Deliveries 80,104 10 892 28,138
C011ecti0n5.....0.1,843 8,030 1,692
Colle3tions are made aftor eight o'clock
In the evening.
Pamphlet Laws , of Pennsylvania, from
1861 to 1867. Seven Volumes. Binn's Jus
tice'Dunlap's Divot, with other law
works, for sale at Colonel J. D. Egan's, Is.;o.
41 Sixth avenue.
A Good Job
At the instance of Mr. Hunter, Street
Commissioner, we accompanied him yes
terday morning on one of his daily rounds,
and found the trip an interesting and pleas
ant one. There has been a vast amount of
paving done during the present season, and
there is a great deal which is under con
tract and yet unfinished. We found several
large forces of men at work in various por
tions of the city grading and paving, And
were shown several jobs which had just
been completed, the work on which ap
peared to be of an excellent character.
The work on Liberty street, nine squares
of which, extending from Twentieth to
Twenty-ninth street, has been completed
and opened to travel, is of a very superior
character. It is beyond all question the
best cobble-stone paved street in the city.
The contractors, Messrs. Merrick & Gwin
rier, have taken particular pains to use
nothing but the best material and have the
work done in the very best• manner, and
the result is that the street is almost as
smooth as the Nicolson pavement.
ST. BRIDGETS.—The fair at St. Bridgets
Church, Eleventh ward, was largely at
tended last night, and promises to be a suo.
cess in every particular.
ST. JOHNI3.—A fair is now.in progress in
the Town Ball, Birmingham, for the bene
fit of St. Johns Church of that borough.
The attendance was quite large last even
ing and the display decidedly good.
' The "Original Diamond Front Grocery"
is the establishment of Henderson George,
successor to Mcßride do--George, No. 164
Federal street. Allegheny. No establish
ment in the city enjoys a larger patronage,
and we know of no ono who deserves it.
The stock of goods kept by Mr. George
will recommend his establishment to all
who favor him with a visit, as they will
readily discover it to be one of the largest,
freshest and beSt selected to be found in
the Market. The stock comprises in addi
tion to everything 'found in a first class
grocery a large supply of provisions which
willbe disposed of at the very lowest mar
ket` prices. The supply of shelf - goods,
canned fruits, sauces, dtc., is a very large
one, and of a superior quality. 'Housekeep
ers and others needing anything in the
grocery or provision line will find.it to
their advantage to call at the Original Dia-
Mond Front, 154 Federal street, Allegheny.
New Canned Goods
Green Corn, Tomatoes, Lima Beans, As
paragus, Green' Peas, Fresh Peaches,
es,Green Gage and Damson Plums, Pears,
Quinces, Strawberries, Raspberries ' and
Pine Apples. Orange,l Strawberry, Rasp
bort,' and Pine Apple Marmalade in glass.
Spiced Salmon, two and four pound cans.
Picked, Spiced and Fresh Cove Oysters.
American and English Pickles, Celery
and Cranberry Sauces. Raisins, -- Currants,
Prunes, Citron, Figs, Dates, PrunellaS, Jel
lies, Preserves, &c., &c., at 112 Federal
street, Allegheny City. George Beaten.
Deafness. Blindness, Catarrh,
And all affections of the Throat, Lungs,
Heart, Stomach, Liver and Nervous Sys
tern, treated successfully at Dr. Aborn's
Medical and Surgical Institute, No. 134
Smithfield street. tf.
Eclipse of the Sun.L--An almost , total
eclipse of the sun is announced in the.
Almanac for 1869, and already the astrono
ineva and scientific gentlemen of the coun
try are preparing for observation. 7.he
eclipse will not interfere with the vision of
the people, as everybody will see just as
plainly then as now that trunks, carpet
bags, satchels, portfolios, etc.; can be pur
chased to best advantage and at lowest
prices at the ever popular Premium Trunk
Factory of Joseph Llebler, No. 104 Wood
Holtzhelmer, at the over popular 'Conti
nental Dining Rooms, Fifth avenue, nett
door to the Postale°, is daily receiving
shell oysters, each one of which is as-large
as the palm of the largest hand._ To give
the reader an idea of the luscious and tempt
ing morsels, we have but to say that in one.
half of the shell of the smallest size found
in a barrel, one dozen can oysters can be
`conveniently laid. These oysters are from
New York, and are the very best in the
Chapped Hands, face and all roughness
of the skin, certainly •cured by using the
Juniper Tar Soap, made by Caswell,Haz
ard.iit Co:, New 'York. It surpasses all
other remedies as it will prevent roughness
of the skin if used during mold weather.
It is easily applied, avoiding all the trouble
of the greasy compounds now in use. It
can be used by ladies with the most tender
skin, without irritation or pain, making it
soft•and clear— Sold by the druggists geii
orally. s wT
The. Railroad •17acatiort attracts much at
,tention in certain quarters. and a disposi
tion is manifested to oppose the movement
strenuously. The vacation of Try street, it
is•claimed, will not interfere with the pop
ular trunk, valise and carpet bag factory
of Joseph Liebler, No. 104 Wood street,
Where such great bargains always prevail.
Au Awful Crime.—A man living pn
Wylie street, in the old Third ward, or any
other portion of the city, who pays high
':prices for trunks or satchels, when they
can be purchased so cheap at Liebler's, No.
104 Wood street, is guilty of an awful
crime against economy and good sense.
The choicest variety of trimmings no
tions, lace goods, embroideries, &c., will be
found at Morehead's popular retail trim
ming /And notion house, No. 81 Market
Rare and valuable Theological works
selling at jialf price, at the literary and
news depot of Colonel J. Egan, No. 41
W. W. Morehead. 81 Market street, has
just received everything that is new and
fashionable lithe way, of embrideries, lace
goods, tricorn gs and notions.
Subscriptions received for all the month
ly magazines, literary papers, &c., at pub
lishers' prices, at Colouol J. D. Egan's, No.
41 Sixth avenue.
New and sedond.hand books, meg:l4l:laq
novels, &0., bought for mush, at the popular
book and news depot of Col. J. D. Egan,
No. 41 Sixth avenue.
Ladles have you looked through the fine
stook of new goods just opened at W. W.
Morehead's popular and fashionable retail
trimming and notion house?
All the literary and illustrated papers.
magazines, .to., received regularly by ex
press, by Colonel J. D. Egan, No. 41 Sixth
Asthma.--tryiward of one thousand of the
worst eases of Asthma have been cured by
the use of Jonas Whitcomb's Remedy for
The place-Yu get White Lime, Calcined
Plaster, Hydraulic Cement. is at Eeker &
Caskey's, 167 First street.
stationery. of all kinds, wholesale and re
tail, at eastern prices, at Colonel J. D.
Egan's, No. 41, Siatiravenue.
Infant Esau, Infant Esau, Infant , Esau,
Infant Esau, at Burnell's Mll3OllOl. 4t.
EVIDENCES OF HIS SUCCESS,
A MIRACULOUS CURE
DEAF AND DUMB GIRL,
An Inmate of the German Orphan
Asylum of ''roy
STATEMENT OF OFFICERS OF THAT INSTITUTE.
l'irremmoit, Pa., November 13, 1868
,Personally appeared before me, Horace S, Snow-
den, a Public Notary, in and for Allegheny county,
Pa., Peter Geichsheimer, President. and Nicholas
Schneider, Vice President, J. Weister„Treasurer,
Jacob Dietz, Secretary, and Joseph Lang, a Com-
mitt, e of the German Orphan Asylora, each of whom
being by rite duly sworn according to law, deposed
and said that Josephine
. Itelegrd, aged fifteen, an
nmate In the German Orphan 'Asylum, Troy Hltl,
had been deaf and dumb from her infancy. She has
ately been operated upon by Dr. LlShthill,. 296
Penn street, fo - rthe cure of her deafness, which re-
suited In marked success. She can now hear and
distinguish the human value: sufficiently to imitate
it; and consequently she sneaks already a few words
and is daily improving both in hearing and speech
She Is still under the Doctor's care, who hopes to
accomplish a complete cure in time
PETER GELCHSIIEI3PEP. Pre stdeut
NICHOLAS SCHNEIDER, Vice President
JACOB DIETZ, Treasurer
J. WEISTER, Secretary.
JOSEPH LAND, Committee
Sworn and subscribed before me, this 12th day of
HORACE S. SNOWDEN,
Well Attested Care of Catarrh.
DR. A. P. LIGHTHILL—Draa,SIR — Your treat-
ment in the cure of my Catarrh has had the desixed
effect, and resulted In permanent good to me, al-
though my ease hai frequently been pronounced in
ourable, and I had exhausted all other modes of
treatment, withonttherVeast benefit. My cue was
so chronic and troublesome, that by Orb g a few of
the symptoms the valve of your treatment can he
more readily estimated. For years I had been af-
Meted with a constant cold in the head. obstructing
in breathing *so as to necessitate me to keep my
month open daring sleep; latterly the discharges be-
came solidified and. Impacted .In my nose to such an
extent that it required the greatest exertion to ex-
pel them. Sometimes these hardened lumps would
get In my throat causing me to hawk and serape:
even by the hoar to relieve myself. My breath vis 4
offensive; my memory became impaired. 'Dizzines4
and light headiness made their appesrance, and oL'
ate symptoms of paralysis stepped in, and when k
plced myself under your care one aide of my flora
WWI badly affected by this dread disease.. My genee.
al health suffered alike, there was a constant tired.
drowsy and debilieeted feeling, with no energy to
move or act; I felt ail tired on rising in the morn-
ng as I did on going to my bed, my appetite was ea-
prisioos and my disposition morose. In that condi..
tion I placed myself under your eare,and am happy
to state that all those disagreeable arid dangerotts
itymptotne tatte entirely left mc, and I once inore'tn-
oy the benefits of good health
By giving this publiottyyoa will benefit others dm-
Uarly affected and oblige me. Yours truly,
Brookville, Jefferson cPnnx7
have known Mr. James Somme: Title; titram
Brookyllle, Jefferson county, for ninny yeart. and.
can testify to hts statement as one of truth ve-
Wholesale Liquor Dealer:on Hand street
Can be daily consulted Ai Lis; - O lee
296 PENN STREET,
Oa Deafness, Catarrh, Bronchitts,Offirliviti Breath,
Dischtvgcs from the Ear, Affection! ot.4l`hroat,
and Voice, and on all Diseases, Detects` 'mA De for-
mities of the EYE requiring Medical 94/Surgical
Mee hoar' from 10 A. ax., Alt Evening
trott 7 ttll6.