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,'CITY AND SIJBURBAN.
The holidays aro fast 'approaching now, '
land ladies wishing to know where to buy
cheapgoods, had better call Mamma,
lyde OD., 78 spd 80 Market k treet.
New Holiday Goods at Macmm, Glyde
& Co., 78 and 80 Market street. Watch
Stands, Cigar Stands and Cases, Writing
Desks, Necessaires, fancy Glove Boxes, full
assortment of Lace Goods, etc. •
Selling Liquor to Mitiors.-47. F. Kerr
triads informatfon before Alderman Taylor
- against Leopold Hart for selling liquor to
minors. The defendant is proprietor of a
saloon located in the Ninth ward. A war
. rant was issued for• his arrest.
Commltted.—Hugh Freetwas committed
to the county jail yesterday by Alderman
Marron for a hearing on a charge of larceny,
preferred against him by Richard Pipper.
The accused is charged with stealing a car
pet sack and contents, valued at /Al
Committed.---John Davidson was yester
day oommftted to the county jail, for a
hearing; on a charge of false pretence, pre
ferred against him by Mrs. Kerr before .Al
derman Herron, • The accused waSarreeted
in liiin olB #:upon •a requisition 'from Gov.
New rlliforms.—The Allegheny Letter
Carriers will appear in their new unform,
for the:first time, to-day. The uniforms are
of the regulation style, a description of
which we 'published some time ago. They
were made by Mr. H. •Smith, at a 'cost of
A Pierce Threat.—John McClelland al
iegea that Charles Lynch threatened to
burn his house down. The parties reside
in the neighborhood of the coke ovens at
Pour Mile gun. Lynch was arrested and
committed to jail for trial by Alderman
Lyneh on Saturday, on an ‘information for
'surety of the peace.
Charged with Keeping a Bawdy *louse.
Tlizabethllell made information before
Alderman McMasters, orrSaturdayiagainst
Nary :Davis for keeping a hawdy house.
The parties reside on Strawberry alley and
are colored. A warrant •was Issued for the
.arrest of the accused.
1 A Denial.—We have received a card over
- the signature of James-ff. Bevins, in which
he denies in positive terms the statement
'i made in-the Sunday papers that he had
called upon Mr. Magle and Bate Fisher
- With a view to a settlement of the difficul
t Iles pending. He states that Mr. Magle
-called upon n - him and made propositions for
settlement, and agreed to withdraw the
cases for , slander against Mr. Bevins and
. Slight Fire.—About five o'clock yester
day 'horning , fire was discovered in Masse •
tt Wear steel works, .on. 'Harrison street,
Ninth ward. The roof, it appears, caught
ilre from a defective line, but the discovery
prevented a conflagration, which might
have otherwise ensued. No general alarm
was given, but the Niagara engine, being in
the immediate locality, was ran out and in
a few moments subdued the flames. The
damage was very trifling.
- Gen. Grant, President-elect of the Uni
ted Statee, passed through our city yestet.-
day onthis way to Chicago to attend the re
union of the societies-of the Western arm
ies, which takes place on the 15th and 16th
of alb Month. A large number of 'officers
werelwith , him.> Among them were:Generals
Schofield, Terry and George H. Thomas;
Colonels Schofield and' Campbell, •of Gen
eral Schofield's stair, and Generals Babcock,
'Porter and Dent, of 'General Grant's staff.
--Superstitiosince the late terrible river
calamitythere•haS been a. great tailing off
in travel, and we are told that the sale of
2ifeinsurance tickets.at the various railway
offices has doubled since that awful acct
dent. Many persons are superstitions
enough to think that a great accident must
occur on some of the railroads to set off
that on the river, as calamities generally
come in clusters, not aipne. There has
been one on the ocean,•one on the river, and
the railroad is nest to be heard from.
the-Target March—We have received
- from Prof. Henry Sieber a fresh lustre
mental composition from his gifted and
prolific pen, entitled the "Target March,"
published with a unique title page and in
good style, by Messrs. , Pond & Ca, New
York. It is dedicated to our esteemed fel
low citizen, Mr. J. McCreighton, Assistant
Superintendent of the Penna. Railroad,
and intended as a companion, piece to the
4, Signal , March," of which more than 100,000
Copies were sold. The composition is pro.
nounced fully up to the standard of excel
lence Which marks all the musical emana
nations from the pen and brain of our tal
ented home author.
Professional Character Vindicated
Some time ago , chariree calculated, to im
pair the high prcifessional reputation of
Prof. John D. Hughes, bfiving charge of
the Musical Department of the Middle Dis
triq_Public Schools, were laid before the
Central Board of Education. The matter
^was closely investigated and Prof- Hughes
stands vindicated before the Central Board
of Education and the public at large. He
is ' eminently -qualified to fill his position
with credit to himself, while pupils will
not suffer for 'want of, vocal training and
culture at his hands. We are glad to an
nounce that his professional reputation
has not suffered the in least and that he
will be retained in hie position.
The End of a_Battle.
An exciting battle occurred on Saturday,
which was participated in by, the famthes
of the Battles, the O'Briens and the Mc
'Grows.. ,It Seems that Mrs. McGraw re"-
sides on Grant street and that Birth Battles
went into her house in search of friend,
when shit got into a quarrel with John and
Mary O'Brien. which resulted in her being
thrust into the street.i Defeated but not
cast down ' she repaired immediately to the
office of Alderman Lynch and lodged in.
formation against Mary O'Brien for assault
and battery. ~Upon learning this fact John
and Mary O'Brien at once made information
against Mrs. Battles for o;i:orderly conduct,
before the same magistrate. Subsequently
O'Brien made informatiOn against ,Mrs.
McGraw for selling liquor on Sunday. The
next move was the arrest:of all the parties
charged in the informations. Theyallgave
bail for a hearing to-day.,
smothered to Death.
Yesterday morning about eight o'clock a
little babe about five months old was found
dead in its; bed at the ;residence of its
parents, in the rear of the Franklin Sav
ings Bank, No. 43 Ohlo street, 4!allegheny.
It seems that the babe' slept in the same
bed with its parents, who generally
lowed it to remain undisturbed after they
had risen until between eight .and nine
o'clock in the morning. At the time men
dotted Mrs. Rhea, the babe's mother, went
to the bed to waken it, when she was
shocked to find it cold in death.. The night
previous a shawl had been' wrappedvaround
it for warmth, and when found it was lying
on its face, with ; the shawl bound around
Its head and a portion In its month, evi
dently drawn there by the, little victim in
its efforts to effect release from moth
cling. One side of its face was very
lunch discolered and presented .the , ap
pearance of having been laid upon. Its
nose was' also bruised j and somewhat
crnahed it. The parents , state that they
noticed nothing unusual' "about it when
they arose, and they are at a loss to ac
count for the appearance of its face.
During the night it made no outcry, an d
seemed to be reposing as quietly and peace
fully as it had ever done. The Coroner was
notified and will hold an inquest' to-day.
M...E. Church Extension ItoChitY--Interm
eating Meeting TesterdaY—flddreases
and tsermons by Chaplain ''..4cCabe and
• Dr. Kynett.
A series of very inters cti.."ag meetings were
held; yesterday in 's. , .;me of the Methodist
Episcopal Churches, in the interest of the
Church Extension Society of that denomi
nation:- This Society is an organization
having for its object and special work the
advancement of material aid in the build
ing of churches throughout the country, in
places where the congregations are, unable
to complete the enterprises themselves. It
is One of the most important and useful
Societies connected with the denomination,
and has accemplished a great amount of
good since its organization, in the further
ance of its designs. By its aid many a now
strong and vigorous church organization
has been helped forward into a condition
from whence it can help ethers,' when but
for a little timely assistance it would have
failed entirely.. Like the MissiOnary-Soci
ety, it is sustained by voluntary contribu
tions from the pet - Tie, and, depends alto
gether upon their generous support for
success—a dependence which its history
thus farehows has been well founded,
The meetings yesterday were held in
Liberty street and Christ churches, and
werelargely attended throughout by the
friends 0f., - the society from the various con ,
gregations in our vicinity. Dr. Kynett, Cor
responding Secretary of the Society, with
his assistant, Chaplain McCabe, the famous
army singer,'Dr. and Mrs. Palmer, the
noted revivaists, and authors of the cele
brated works on Holiness, were present
and ,participated in the exercises, which
were of an ,exceedingly interesting char
acter. In the morning Chaplain blcCabe
tdtended the Sunday School connected with
the Liberty street church, of which 'Ed
ward Hmeslton. Esq., is Superintendent.
'The Chaplain made a short address to
the children and sang several beautiful
sacred songs, accompanying himself on the
cabinet organ. At the morning church
service he. occupied Rev. W. H, Locke's
place in the pulpit of the church, and de
livered a fervent and practical discourse on
the subject of the Church's opportunity to
do good, which he affirmed was equal to a
command. At the close of the discourse a
handsome collection was taken up for the
benefit of the Society, an evidence that the
remarks of the divine were not lost on the
congregation. At 'the same hdur in the
morning (10 1 ,4' o'clock), -Dr. Kynett occu
pied thepulpit of Rev. Dr. Morgan, Christ
Church. The Doctor took for lids text.
"We are co-workers with God," and preach
ed a sermon of unusual power and beauty,
which elicited a large contribution from
the congregation in- attendance. Previous
arrangements had been made for a grand
Sunday School meeting in the afternocin in
the Liberty Street Church, in which the
- scholars of the Sunday Schools connected
with the churches named and others were
invited to participate.
Previous to the adjournment of the meet
ing in:the Liberty street Church, :toe Bohol=
are of'the Christ .Churoh Sunday School,
S. M. Kier, Superintendent, were addres
sed by Chaplain McCabe, and listened to
the singing of several exqisite songs by
this sweet singer.
The Sunday School meeting in the Lib
erty street Church was very largely atten
ded, and great interest seemed to be taken
in the exercises by those in attendance.
Rev. W.H. Locke, pastor of the church,
The opening prayer was made by Dr.
'Palmer, after which addresses were made
by Dr. Kynett and Chaplain McCabe.
Rev. Locke was constituted a life member
of the Society by the payment of twenty
live dollars by the members of his Sunday
School. .Contributions were als'o received
from other persons in attendance, which
made the receipts considerably larger.
The exercises were interspersed through?
out with melodies rendered by the Chaplain
in his inimitable style, and which added
very greatly to the interest of the occasion.
The day was brought to a close by ser
mons in each of the churches named, Dr.
Kynett preaching in Libertystreet Church,
and Chaplain McCabe occupying the Christ
Church pulpit., On both occasions,. collec
tions- for the benefit of the society were.
lifted, and responded to liberally by the
congregations. Altogether the ,Meetings
were of very great interest to those in at
tendance, and were productive of much
good not only in replenishing the Society's
treasury, but in awakening renewed inter
est in the worthy cause in this locality.
The. Church Guild—Anniversary Exercises
—lnteresting Occasion--Reports and Ad
In accordanee with previous announce
ment the anniversary exercises of the Pitts
burgh Church Grind were held, last even
ing, in the Trinity Epiecolial Church, Sixth
avenue, and attracted a very large atten
dance of the members and friends of the
enterprise, who manifested great interest
in the proceedings.
Right Rev. Bishop Kerfoot opened the
exercises with prayer and delivered an
eloquent and powerful address, in behalf
of the Guild and its objects. At the: close
of the address. Mr. J. M. Knap, one of,the
officers of the institution, read the annual
report, 'which contained an interesting re
view of the histoiy of the noble society
from the - date of its organization, in the
winter of 1865, np to the present time. It
was organized for the purpose of co-opera
ting with the Bishop in such works as he
may suggest, of assisting in maintaning and
diffusing the Church of Christ, by encour
aging the regular attendance on Divine
worship, by the practice of piety;, virtue
and charity, by teaching the ignorant, as
sisting the work, and in general by doing
work which christian laymen can and
In 1866 the Society was- chartered, and
by.voluntary sab.scriptions of churchmen,
a Reading Room and evening class were
entablished—free to all without distinction
of creed. The building now occupied for
the purposes of the Guild was purchased
for fourteen thousand dollars, all of which
was raised by subscription and paid, and
the part sub-leased brings in a sufficient
sum to defray the expenses of the Reading
Boom and classes. A free Dispensary was
subsequently estabhshed---open daily to
those who apply for relief. The Guild de
sire to better furnish their rooms and to
purchase a library, and it has been sug
gested that the, operations of the City Mis
sion should be entrusted to the Guild la
the future. The Guild numbers now ninety
members, but it should have ten-fold that
number. The report concluded with a
stirring appeal to all present to join the
Geld and 'help on the glorious work en
Prof. JilSon next read the report of the
Dispensary Committee of the Guild, con
taining a detailed statement of the opera
tions of the Dispensary during the year,
which was - very interesting, but which
'we refrain frome‘noting here, as the report
At the conclusion of the reading of the
reports the 116th hymn was sung, commen
'itichar.thejoy. that cannot die.
after which Reuben Miller, Esq., Vice
President of the Guild, delivered an able
and instructive address, detailing the work
of the Guild. The practical advantages of
the educaticand and other *orks of the
Guild 'were commented upon and appro.
sitely illustrated by examples in a happy,
and effective manner. The gentleman
'madea strong and eloquent argument in
behal r the institution and closed with an
*names and glowing appeal for co-opera
tion o the part of. all who had any inter-„
eat in To welfare of their suffering fellow
filler was followed in brief, but
and pointed addresses by'Rt. Rev.
Kerfoot, Revs. J. Egar and Scar
., and John H. Bailey, Esq., Presi
'lthe Guild, all of whom commended
Id and its work 'to the attention of
PnTgrittaii (IA2 Et SIONDAA, DEISIBER 14, 1868;
Christians and philanthroplattl, and urged
upon all the importance of bmbraclng the
opportunities for doing good which it
afforded to every lover of his rase:
At the close of the addresibs, which were
listened to throughout with marked atten
tion and seemed to make a deep impression
upon the minds of the hearers, the audierla
joined in singing the one btandretl and
seventy-ninth hymn, commtmeing,
"A charge to ktep I haw."
after which they - w:cre dismissed with the
benediction by - .bishop Kerfoot.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Fifth Ward,
Allegheny, (late Manchester,)
Is a neat wooden edifice just completed
and opened yesterday , for divine service.
It 'will seat comfortably, about three hun
dred, has a fine cabinet organ and a com
modious chancel. The room and chancel
are both carpeted. The whole cost is about
55,000, of which about 5800 remains unpaid,
for which, however, provision will be made
so that the church may be consecraWd
early in Jannarv.
- The services opened yesterday morning
with a sermon by Bishop Kerfoot. In the
afternoon the sacrament of baptism was
administered by the Rector to three infants,
and the rite of confirmation by the Biandp
to a class of eleven adults, which,.gdded to
previous classes, make a total of fifty con
firmed during the current Aar.
This beautiful church, with its Sunday
School-of ono hundred scholars, its roll of
eighty communicants, and its fifty confir
mations, is the fruit, under the . Divine
blessing of the labors for fifteen months of
the Rev. Mr. Fuller, the.) indefatigable and
devoted City MissionaTyraided by a .num
bar of zealous male and female co-workers
of the laity, and illnstrates the moral and
reformatory influences of the kind of effort
expended by the several parishes for the
planting of the church in the waste places
of the city. There is room and great need
for many more such aggressions or the
church as this. Let the good work go on.
The Jewish half feast, entitled Chanuka,
held in remembrance of the_ wars between
.the Ittaccti' bees and Greeks, commenced'on
the 9th inst , ; and will last eight days. On
the first night the head of each family is
required tolight one laMp or a candle, and
keep it burning. On each, succeeding
daylae is required to add another light, till
the eighth day, when the feast terminates.
The members of that religious:denomi
nation hereabout are quite numerous and
are recognized among are very beat and
most honorable citizens. They rigidly ad
here to the custom's and practices of 'their
faith, and so conduct themselves as to win
the warmest, admiration and highest re
spect from all the classes of our people.
District Court—Judge Kirkpatrick
Court met at the usual hour Saturday
morning and after the dispoSition of a
number of , motions' the Court announced
that thc [annexed list would be taken up
and peremptorily disposed of in the ordor
named unless good cause is shown for the
Nos: 88, 90, 96, 100, 101, 103, 104, 107, 108,
110, 111, 112,,114, 115, 116, 117, 118. 119, 121,
125, 126, 127, 129, 135, 136, 137, 89, 35, 41, 42,
49, 58, 61, 62, 72.73, 74, 79, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87,
91, 92,, 93, 99, 102, L.V., 123, 124, 128, 130, 132,
Judge Hampton will take up the regular
list, It being his period for holding a two
week's session of the Court, but Judge
Kirkpatrick announced to the members of
the bar, Saturday morning, that in order
to expedite business he would hold an ad
ditional Court In the Library Room, or
District Court N'o. 2, where he would, if
members of the bar desired,
trial of such cases as could be gotton ready
for disposition. The limit per day will be
eight open eases and any others by consent
which may be ready.
Jurors in this Court will-do well to put
in an appearance promptly at 10 Ai it., this
morning, otherwise they may be required•
to pay the costs of a proces 3 / 4 and a fine also.
• The Court of Quarter Sessions met at the
usual hour Saturday morning Present—a
-full bench. i`
After the transaction of the usual Satur
day,, - Imainess, the case of the Common
wealth vs. J. G. Magle was called up and
disposed of. After the examination of a
number of witnesses, Judge Mellon stated
that the charge was a very slight one, and
not sufficient, if sustained by the evidence.
to hold the defendant to bail, and slight as
they were, the evidence did not sustain
them. The case was dismissed and each
party required to pay one half of the docket
The following sentences were then passed:
William Shore and William Richardson,
convicted in September last of committing
an assault and battery upon a man named
Abell, at LainlcVsaloon, at the• head of
Wylie street, were first called up. They
were each sentenced Tto' pay — a fine of fifty
dollars, the cost of prosecution, and to
undergo ten days imprisonment in the
Rattly T. Campbell of the Mail, who had,
in. October last, plead nolle contendre to two
indictments for libel, found on the charge
of Mrs. Trimble, was next callldnp. Jpidge
Sterrett, in passing sentence, said the libel
complained of seemed to have been a gross
one. In view of the fact, however, that
the defendant had made a retraction subse
quently, and had, according to his own ad
mission, been taught a wholesome lesson
in Philadelphia, the Court was disposed to
deal more leniently. The Court then sen
tenced defendant to pay a fine of fifty dot
lars'and the costs of prosecution in each
TRIAL LIST-FOR MONDAY.
Com: vs. Margaret Waldler.
" " Edward Logue. '
" " Frank Nicholson. •
IS " Robert Holmes.
" John A. Rohrsen.
" " Andrew Alexander, two cases
" " H. Schmitzer.
1,1, Jacob Martin.
11 11 Dr. Thomas Graham.
11 1, John Bradford.
" " George W. Dithridge.
TRIAL LIST FOR TUESDAY.
COM. va. John H. Drake.
David Morgan, alias Skipper
" " Charles Smith. •
" " Bridget MeMorris.
" " ,Thomas MeClery.
" " James Logan.
" D. C. Herbst.
" Dennis Ling.
" " Christopher Denny.
" James Beck. •
TRIAL LIST FOR WEDNESDAY.
Corn. vs. Alice Doran.
" " Hugh Ward.
" •' John Hollinger.
" " Margaret Barrett.
" " William Foreman. .
" Francis Reiley.
" Wm; Schenck.
" " James Rumble.
Common Pleas—Fall Bench.
In the Court of Common Pleas, Satur
day morning, a • snbpcona in divorce was
granted on application of Catharine A.
ITaeltoni, to be divorad fromlohn W. Ed
wards. The ground on which the divorce
is asked is that the husband had a wife in
"full life and being" at the time the mar
,age between the parties was contracted.
1 Mr. C. H. Armstrong, bail of Alderman
James Irwin, of the old Ninth ward, pre
sented a petition asking that Alderman
Irwin be required to give him counter se.
clarity to indemnify him against loss byres
son of his suretyship. A rule "to show
cause was granted and made returnable on
on the 26th instant.
Aplngular Circumstance—Remarkable CO-
Incidence—Solution of a Mystery and
Identification of a Corpse by Science.
Among the victims to the recent heart-'
rending and terrible river calamity on the,
beautiful Ohio, were Mrs. Commod- dre
Thomson, a young married lady V, N ew
Orleans, on her way litt:k to the Crescent
City, and-a companion named Mrs. Ge,ifi ti ,
who had resided in the same place:. The
day following the awful night of the acci
dent the bodies of both these ladies were
found, as it was thought, and taken charge
of by grief-stricken friemb for interment.
,They were played in the Episcopal 'Church
at Madison, IndiT.,nti, not far from the scene
of the wreck, mid the ladies 'of the parish
very kindly rendered the remains every
proper attention, and prepared them for
the grave. Their funerals took place in
Christ-Church, Rev. James Runcel, D. D.,
officiating. The graves were prepared aid
the interesting funeral services had pro
gressed' nigh'to an end, when a message
was received from Commodore Thomson,
directing that the bodies of his wife and ,
Mrs. Griffin be forwarded -to Philadelphia
for interment there. At the same mo
ment Mr. Wolff, cousin of Miss Fahnestock,
who was also lost in the disaster, appeared
in the church and laid claim to the supposed
body of Mrs. Thompson as that of his un
fortunate relative. The friends of Mrs.
Thompson insisted that the charred corpse
belonged to her, and in order to prove that
they were not mistaken produced evidence
to show that their deceased friend owned
and wore a plain gold ring on her finget
with the name "Grace" engraved inside,
and it was by this ornament that they had
succeeded in identifying the body. . Mr.
Wolff was surprised at this announcement,
as it was on just such a ring of that identi- ,
cal shape and bearing the verysame simple
legend "Grace" that he depended on mak
ing good his claims to the corpse as that of
Miss Fahnestock. He had positive knowl
edge of her -owning and wearing such a
ring in life, and was doubly assured of the
fact by telegrams from Pittsburgh assert
ing that while here, just a few days - before
her terrible death, the young lady had on
her finger such a ring. Here was adilem
ma. The friends of Mrs. Thompson were
equally positive with those of Miss Fahne
stock, that the ring found on the corpse'
had been worn by her and beyond doubt
fixed" identification. After a calm discus- -
aion the friends determined to forward the
body to Philadelphia and there endeavor
to solve the mystery. The two lost ladies
were of about the same size and build, and
as thb clothing had all been burned away
and the features horribly mutilated, the con
ftision arising from the, remarkable coinci
dence of • both having ri ngsl on their fingers
of exactly the same kind and) bearing the
same legend, was quite natural, and of
course sorely distressed the respective
The corpse arrived in Philadelphia'and
the question of identification still remained
unsettled. As a last resort, several gentle
man of the medical profession were called
to bring science to solve the perplexing
problem. A post mor toot examination re
vealed the fact that the disfigured body was
not that of a married lady, and the friends
of Mrs: Thomson willingly acquiesced in the
decision, and the corpse was surrendered
for burial to the relatives of Miss Fahne
stock. The coincidence of the rings was,
very remarkable, and had both the lost
ladies occupied the same relations in life
the identification, perhaps, never could
have been made, unless, indeed; the body
of ?Ifni. Thompson be yet dragger from the
river in such preservation as to render the
On Saturday night, between eleven and
twelve o'clock, a.most diabolical attempt
was made, by two black-hearted villains, to
take the life of William Webb, a colored
man, who, it apPears, arrived inthe city on.
Saturday evening, from Cincinnati, on the
steamer •Untelope." Webb, it seems, was
looking for the house of a friend when be
met Belle Buena, a colored ,courtezan, who
volunteered to take him to the house for
which he was looking, but, instead, took
him to her own establishment. He had
been in the house but a short time when
two white men came in and ordered him
to leave, and without any further no
tice fell upon him and beat hini
him until he was senseless. They then
carried him out of the house 'and threw
him over an embankment i at the head of
Wylie street, which is about thirty feet
high, breaking , two of his ribs and other
wise seriouslyinjuring him. The injured
man was found sometime afterwards by a
policeman and conducted to Mrs. Donald
son's, on Elm street. when Dr. McNary was
summoned to attend to his icjuries. He
will probably recover, though his Injuries
are:of a very serious character. No arrests
have yet been made. • •
A preliminary meeting of the Republi
cans of the Third ward, Allegheny, was
held at Gerst's Hall, on Saturday evening,
for the purpose of suggesting names for
nomination for the varions ward and city
officers, to be voted for at the ensuing pri
The meeting was organized by-calling
James Mcßrier, Esq., td the chair, and ap
pointing A. H. Engllsk, Esq., as Secretary.
The following persons were then sug
gested as candidates for nomination:
Poor Directors—John U. Barr, John
Common Council—Otto Krebbs, Samuel
Hastings, George F. Cowley, N. H. Voeght
ly, W. - P. Ifft, Frederick Altvater.
Atelerman—David L. Smith, Peter Bolster,
David S. McKnight.- -
School Directors—R. Torrence, Thomas
Brown, F. Beckart.
Amessor—R. R. Ray. •
constable-8. Tate, H. Hess.
Judge -of Election—First precinct : John
Holmes. Second precinct : J. Vedder.
hirpectore—First precinct : Arthur Hob
son David Heastinus. Second precinct :
John Stephens, John Meyers.
Return inepectore---Pirst precinct : James
A. Sholes, A. J. Pentecost. Second precinct:
W. Sleeper, - M. Swan, F. Heel°, John Erd
Rare Intellectual Treats.
The lecture committee of thU Mercantile
Library Association have prepared for the
intellectual community on Thursday and
Friday evenings two grand literary treats
in the way of• recitals from memory
of selections ofprose and poetry by Eng. :
land's eminent elocutionist, Mr. Henry
Nichols. The high-toned entertainments
afforded by this distinguished scholar have
everywhere met with rapturous applause
in this country, and the ablest critics of
metropolitan journals have joined in com
mendation of his superior elocutionary
training, finish and ability. He will read
at the Adademy of Music and those wish
ing to observe the line-of distinction be
tween the elocution, pathetic and humor
ous, of the mother -country and our own,
should be present to hear England's most
gifted sons in that branch of education.
The Allegheny readers of the GAzkTTs
living on the east aide of Federal save;
who may want to change their residUnce,
or to see me on any business, can do so by
calling at 150 Jackson street, or a note
at the Columbia Engine HOMO or GAZETTE
Counting Room wi reach me. Any per
son wishing . the GAZETTE or who may have
any complaints to make, will please leave
a note as above and it will be promptly at
tended to. WILLIAM ERB, Carrier.
Business Lease f Business Lease :: Sale
This Day.—The lease of that superlative
business stand, corner of the Diamond and
Federal streetr Allegheny, will be sold this
day at two O'clock by A. Legate, Auction.
• Robir, so is Township Teachers' Institute.
Tk..is Institute met at School Room No. 7
Orr Saturday, and was called to order at
'A. It., by the President, Praf. Taylor. -
The teacher, Prof. Gross, spent a consid
erable portion of the forenoon in drilling
classes and exhibiting his metbod.of teach
ing the different- branches. The exercises
were highly 'interesting, reflecting credit
upon both pupils and' teacher, and were
agreeably interspersed with singing by the
pupils led by their teacher. •
At the close of the exercises, the scholars
~w ere addressed by Prof. Ao. T, Douthett,
Counti Superintendent, and others, all of
whom spoke words of commendation, at
the same time making same practical sug
gestions with respect to' the further prose
cution of their studies and their future
course in life.
The audience, which had been augment
ed from time to time during the forenoon,
was now so large that scarcely any stand
ing room remained.
The Institute then took a recess of one
hour, during which the wants of the inner
man were bountifully supplied - from the
good things provided for the occasion by the
ladies of District No. 7.
The afternoon services were introduced
by Rev. J. D.LTurner, paitor of the Union
Congregation; who delivered a lecture on
the subject of "Success in Teaching." He
spoke for three-quarters of an hour in his
usual eloquent and impressive manner.- He
said that some fifty years ago the most im
portant portion of school furniture was an
abundant supply of birch. Though teach
ers could get along without a Testament or
any other important requisite, yet under
no consideration could this essential be dis
pensed with. But old things are passing
away,and the change which haswonderfully
transformed the fashion of the times has
extended to educational affairs, anti the
community now demands a different class
of teachers,.. He said a mistaken idea pre
vailed that anybody could. teach a primary
school, while. the real fact is that no grade
of scholars in our schools should be taught
so carefully as those in the primary classes,
as it is in the beginning of our school days
that the foundation of our education is laid,
and no man could erect a good structure on'
a defective education. He concluded his
remarks by dwelling somewhat at length
upon the many wonderful properties of
He was followed by Prof. Dotithett, who
in some neat and appropriate remarks
comparefithe past and present condition of
the schools in Robinson.
Mr. Jaquay, of Pittsburgh, then deliver
ed a lecture,on Astronomy, illustrating the
various phenomena of the hesiens by
means of an astronomical instrument which
he bad brought with him for the purpose.
The Institute then adjourned to meet on
Saturday, 19th inst., at School Room No.
9, E. Gregg instructor.
The near approach of : Christmas. is the
occasion of much rejoieing among old and
young, and everybody has bethought him
self of making some present to loved rela
tiyes and friends. Those in a quandary as
to what they should select for presents, are
reminded that at Mr. Henry Higby's old
and reliable qneensware establishment No.
22 Wood street, there has been received
magnificent new goods, suitable for the hol
idays. ,The selection afforded is very grand,
ranging from trifling figures up to large
sums of money. The stock embraces every
thing desirable in the way of tine China tea
sets, as Bohemian glass wares, toilet sets,
mantle sets, cologne bottles, exquisitely fine
cut glassware, Parisan busts and statu
ettes, rich china dinner and tea sets, hand
som% and elaborate china vases, elegant
mounted vases, beautiful articles of lava
ware, such as vases, figures, smoking sets,
dtc., white and cold band granite ware,
silver plated wares' f all descriptions, and a
splendid assortment of china preference
cups, together with _a very tine and com
plete lot of staple goods. This old and es
tablished house stands' high inthe estima
tion of the community, and we bespeak for
its proprietor a large share of the holiday
patronage. The prices are as reasonable as
else*here and the selection magnificent.
Remtember the place, Na. 22 Wood street.
f Real Estate Transfers.
The following deeds were filed of record
before R. Snively, Esq., Recorder, Decem
ber 12th, 1868.
Lawrence Hoffman to Louts Hen., 'November 9.
1868; et on_Laurel street, Bloomfield, 20 by WS feet
Executors of Wm. Wltacherg to John A. Miller, o
January 5, 19117: lot on ot. Mary's avenue, Law
. rencerffle, (now city,) 20 by 110 f'eetl6oo
G. WW. Irwin to Henry A. Miller, August 27, 1868: lot
on St. Mary's avenue, Lawrencevii. e, (noweitv.)
20 by 100 feet. IMO
Samuel T. Kennedy to Mansfield B. Brown, No
vember le, 1$68; lot on Arch. street, North Mans
field, Itoiluson t .wrship. 40 by 120 feet 11403
-Dennis McCraw to 'Thomas Delhanty, December 7,
4668; lot on Eirern street Wilkinsburg, 48 by I g2si
Tomas Delhanty to Catherine Mel/raw; lot above
William J. Morrow to Sarah J. Reed. July 24, 1868;
lot in Peterson's p'an, Lawrenc-ville....Nomlnal
'Joha J. Shntterly to beams Hindman, N..vember
7. 1868; lot on Church street. Lawrenceville, 111
plan ut by St. Mary's Cemetery, stS by 110 feet
Mrs. Mary Ann Laughlin. Executor. to Robertand
eamuel B. Robins, n u October 29; 1957; lot on Lib
erty street, west of Bang, Pittsburgh, by 110
feet, with bulldkngs '29,201
110 LISPENARD ST.,
NEW YORE, October 13,4868.
DEAR SIR—It is with muchpleasure that
I say to you that I consider the PLANTA
TION BITTERS of untold value. In the fall
of 1867 I was taken with Chills and Fever,
with the most severe pains in my chest and
head. It was with great difficulty that I
could breathe. My lungs were greatly
distressed, and there was severe pain in
my right side, by spells. I could hardly
get from my bed. ricalled a Doctor, who
attended me all winter without the least
benefit. About the first of August. I ;com
menced using your PLANTATION BITTERS
—a wine-glass full three times a day—and
have used it most of the time since, and I
am now well and strong, able to do all my
own work and take care of a large family.
Yours, ac., Sus Arr WILSON.
Men Nous WATER.--Superior to the best
mported German Cologne, and sold at half
he price. TH. 8. T. F.
Guava, Plum, Raspberry, Peach, Straw
berry, Orange, -Qtdnce, Blackberry, Pine
apple, Apple. Black and Nomarant, Lem
on and - Vanilla Jellieso, Walnut
and Mushroom Cataups; .Worcestersbire,
London Club and Bengal Sauces. Ancho
vies, Shrimps and Bengal Chutney; Stuffed
Mangoes, Crosse tt Blackwell.% Pickles,
Canned Peaches, Pine-apples, Plums, Cher
ries, Raspberries,. Strawberries, Asparagus,
Green Corn, Tomatoes, Lima Beans, Green
Peas, New Prunellos, Croivn Layer Rai
-sins, Turkey Prunes, Citieft, Fine Olive
Oil, Spanish and Queen (gives, all kinds of
Candies and Fruits, ec.c., Aro., at 112 Federal
street, Allegheny. ' GEO. BEAVEN.
Open Till 9 O'clock P. 11.—To accomo-
date our cnstorriers and others who may
wish to spend the evening selecting articles
for Holiday Gifts, we , have concluded to
keep our store open every evening till nine
o'clock, commencing on Saturday, Docent•
ber 12th, and continuing till Christ:lms Eve.
MACRUM & CARLISLE,
19 Fifth avenue.
Valuable and Convenlent.—"BßOWN'S
BRONCHIAL TROCHES" are widely known
as an admirable remedy for Bronchitis,
Hoarseness, Coughs, and other troubles of
the Thrdat and Lungs. They are of great
value for the purposes for which they are
designed, while they are usually and pleas
antly eflidaclous, they contain no ingredi
ents, but may at all times be used with per
feet safety.—Boaton .Recorder.
Pthisic or Asthma.--Those who suffer
from this distressing complaint, are N...
minded of Whitcomb's Remedy. x.w.r.
t•Once a Month.”
We have received froth the publiehers,
T. S. Arthur & Sons, Philadelphia, the
initial number of the above magazine,
which combines the prominent features of
"Litteil's Living Abe" and the "Atlantic."
The "Mills of Luxbnry" is an original
story of great power from the pen of one
of our most popular authors. The other
original articles possess unusual iaterest,
while the selections from English periodi
cals are adapted to the taste of various
readers. Future numbers will contain a
series of articles descriptive of Pittsburgh,
her manifold resources and the marvels
contained in .I.tel. workshops. "Once a
Month" is novel in size, neat, pompact, and
when bound will make a handsome voliirne.
The first number is a beautiful_specinion of
typographical art. Under.the experienced
management of T. S. Arthur, the new can
didate for public favor promises to be one
of the pertest, most entertaining and read
able magazines of the day. Terms, $2 per
Will be Published Deeember.loth.
An Answer to Mr. Parton—Tobacco and
Alcohol—An Antidote—ln Two Parts
I. It does Pay to Smoke—ll. The Coming
Man will Drink Wine—By' John Fiske,
M. A., L L. B.
This volume contains the latest conclu.
sions of science, stated in plain language
by a scientific 'man; and it pretty effectu
ally disposes of the fallacious arguments in
Mr. Parton's “Smoking and Drinking."
16mo, cloth, $l. Leypoldt ct Holt, New
The Purest and sweetest Cod Liver Oil
in the world, manufactured from fresh,
healthy livers, upon the sea shore; it is per
fectly pure and sweet. Patients who have
once taken it can take none other. Ask
- for "Hazard and Caswell's Cod Liver Oil,"
manufactured by Caswell, Hazard & Co.,
New York Sold by all druggists. as
The place to get White Lime, Calcined.
Plaster, Hydraulic Cement. is, at Ecker dr.
Caskey's, 167 First street.
Burke , e Gallery, 69, sth avenue
Four Pictures for 25 cents at Burke's.
The chotapest place in the city to get your
pictures is Burke's gallery 69,' sth avenue.
—lt is stated that a substantial negotia
tion has been entered - into between the
Erie Railroad Company and the Atlantio 4t,
Great Western Railroad, whereby a broad
gauge line will be constructed from. New
York city through to Chicago, andit is also
stated that the same gauge will be put
through to the Mississippi. Arrangements
are reported to be In progress with other
Western roads in order to make this com
munication complete. New consolidated
stock will probably soon be issued, em
bracing the respective value of the Erie,
the Atlantic it Groat Western-and such
ether roads as may come into the combine
—A fire occurred at Rutland, Vt., Satur
day evening, which destroyed the Town
Hall and two; barns. and damaged several
surrounding dwelling houses; two 'other
buildings some distance from each other_
were discovered to be on fire at the same
moment. The fire was the work of incen
diaries. Loss about $19,000; partly cov
ered by insurance.
HOWE—OHILDS—On Tuesday evening, Decem—
ber Sth, by the Rev. E. R. Snyder, Mr. DAVID M..
HOWE and 3110i . LOU J. CHILDS, both of Pitts
burgh.. Ito cards',
SHOLE—OnIday evening. December II b, at
o'clook, at:the residence of her husband,
No. 13 Knoll street, Allegheny, MART B. HOB
SON., wife ofJames A. Shore.
The funeral will take place on MONDAY AFTER,
NOON. Deceniberl4,th, at 2 o'clock. The friends
of the family are respectfully Invited to attend.
DAVIS—On Fijaay, December llth, at 11 o'clOck.
A. at.. BEES DAVID, la the 70th year of his age.
SH AW—On Sundry. December 13th. 1868. at 10-
o'clock r. J.IiNpREW SHAW.- late of Shady^
Side, at the r.sldence of WEL Watson, retbles
township, ln. the sixty-first year of his`age.
Notice of funeral in Tuesday morning's papt.rs.
4LEX. AIR EN, UNDERTAKER,
No. 166 FOURTH STREET, Pittsburgh, Pa.
FINS of alt kinds, CRAPES, GLOVE& and e'r
ery description or Funiiral Funaislibig Goods. for.
nished.' i R . ooms open day and night. Hearse and
REFEHOCIIST-Rei. David Kerr, D D., Rev. 31..
W. Jacobus, D. D., Thomas Ewing, Esq., Jacob H.
VARLES &.PEEIIILES t
TAKERS AND LIVERY STABLES, corner ot
S 'DUSKY STREET AND CHURCH AVENUE,
Allegheny City, where their COIr7IN ROOMS US
constantly suppned with real and imitation Rose.
wood, Mahogany and Walnut CbtEnr, at prices va
rying Hea r 4. to
and Bodies prepared for inter
ment.ses and Carriages furnished: also,. all
ainds of Mourning GoodS, if required. °Zee open
at all hours, day and night.
ROBERT T. 110DNEY t. IINDER•
TAXER AND EMBALMER, riu. OHIO
EET, Allegheny, geeps constantly on hand a
large assortment of ready-made Coffins of the fol
lowing kinds• First, the celebrated American Bu
rial Oases, Metallic. Self-sealing Air-tight Cases.
and Caskets, and Rosewood, Walnut awl Rosewood,
Imitation Collins. Walnut Coffins from. 525 up
wards. Rosewood Imitation Coffins from $5 up
wards, and no pains will be spared to give entire
satisfaction. Crape and Gloves furnished free of
charge. Best Hearses and Carriages furnished. on
short notice. Carriages furnished to ftmerais
WARRANTED TO IMPROVE TEE • BIM
2 . 071 BALE BY
DUNSEATH & HASLETT„
- 86 FIFTH, STREET.'
H ENRY G. HALE,
Corner of Penn and St. Mth' Street 4
Has now In stock one of the laigest and moat varied
Fall and Winter Goods
ever brought to tilts city. His 'stock embraces al
the latest French and English , manufactures of
CLOTHS, OASPMERES AND OVEROCIATING43
Alga. a foil line of Gent's Furnishing Goods.
FOR A STYLISH oVERCOAT,
FOR A STYLISH DREsS COAT,
FOE A STYLISH BUSINESS CoAT,
Box A STYLISH WALKING COAL',
FOR A STYLISH PAIKOF
FOR A STYLISH VEST OF ALL Kum% •
For all the latest styles cut clothes, made of the Dest
material, and by Hrst-elass workmen, and at prices
su g ingiy low, go to the well known Merchant
W. ' RIESPENHEID.
KO. SO ST. CLAIR }MEET, now Sixth. •
THOS. F. D.I.LE;N. D' ....R. 8. LIC•ON. X. D
MITE UNDERSIGNED HE AS-
A_ SOCIATED themselves together for the
PRAOrICE 'OF MEDICINE.
VMee, No. 19 STOCKTON AVENUE, Allggbeg ll
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