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CITY AND SUBURBAN.
square toed boots are again corning into
Everybody's skates are being put in or
der for the season.
To-day, the ',Mat of December, is the short
est day, in the year.
The Allegheny Public Schools have closed
until January 4th, 1869. •
The “Apostles" were at work in various
parts of the city on Saturday, clearing the
street gutters of ice. ,
Retail dealers have raised the price of
coal one cent per bushel since the four-
teenth of the present month.
Saturday was very pleasant. The streets
Were crowded with pedestrians (a large
proportion being ladies) during the after
Christmas is coming. . Shop window
proclaim it; children's faces tell it, and th
very air seems full of its joyous anticipa
The Holiday tradelas brightened uppon
siderably the last few days. Merchants
seem to have as much as they can do at
The 9ity and vicinity is fairly over
whelmed with fairs at-present. At most of
them, however, the fair managers are re
alizing fair profits.
The holidays are fast approaching now,
nd ladies wishing to know where to bny
cheap goods, hftd better - call at Maernm,
Glyde 7tkand 80 „Market street.
Personal.--De.William Hunter, formerly
editor of the Pittsburgh Chrution Advocate,
but at present 'Professor of Hebrew in Al
legheny College, is spending a short vaca
tion among his friends in this vicinity.
r - New Holiday Goods at Macrtun, 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.
Another Burglary,The dry goods store
of Messrs. Mullin & Co., at Fayette City,
was robbed of'a large quantity of valuable
ri goods Sometime during Friday night or
Saturday morning. The thieves escaped
and le no clue.
Passed Through.—General, Grant and
suite arrived in the city at noon Saturday,
from Cincinnati. After taking dinner at
the Union Depot Hotel, the pasty proceeded
toward Washington in.a special train pro
vided for them by the 'Pennsylvania Rail
1. 0. 0. F.-We learn that the Independ
ent Order of Odd Fellows, of the Western
District of Pennsylvania contemplate hav
ing a grand re-union and regalia procession
in this city on the 26th of April next. The
arrangements are now being perfected, and
the demonstration will probably be one of
the largest ever made by the Order in this
Larceny.—Wm. McCune made informa
tion before the Mayor, yesterday, charging
James Williams alias James ' Burt with
lardeny. The prosecutor was stopping at
the Seaton House India Diamond, and al
leges that the accused carried away a va
lise containing clothing of the value of
fifty dollars, the property of the orosecti.
tor. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Bold Robbery.—Some daring thief car
ried off a case containing twelve pairs of
boots from the door of Briss' boot and shoe
store, No. 95 Federal street. Allegheny, on
Wednesday evening. Mr. Kriss said noth
ing of the matter Until Saturday,-thinking
some of his
_neighbors had been playing a
practical joke upon him, It was practical,
but not much of it.joke. Thepractical thief
escaped with the boot-y.
The O'Connor-Tainmse cornea up in
the Philadelphia Court Of \ Quarter Sessions,
before Judge Brewster, to-day. It 'will be
remembered that the case was tried at the
last April session, the jury failing to agree. =
— Me published the fall evidence at the time,
Jewelry Store kftobbed.
and our readers must remember \the par
ticulars of the business transaction 'out of Wednesday last, a sharper entered the
which originated the prosecution. Many city and operated in the jewelry line eaten
witnesses from this city left on Satnriztay, sively, and we regret to say very success
and more will leave to-day, for the trial f fullyi Sometime during the morning of
he day mentioned arnan went into Steven
so jewelry store on Liberty street, and
enquired for Mr. Stevenson. There was no
one in 4ie establishment when he entered
but a boy>fhe head clerk having stepped
out on busirie.sa. The man gave his name
as James li.i. \ ever, and purported to be
from Titusv ille, w here he said he was en
gaged hi the je welry business. He desired
to see Mr. S. ashe wished to purchase
some goods from hink. He asked to see
some goods, and after 1 king over a num
ber of articles purchased case of specta
cles, which he paid for and rdered to be
sent to his address at Titusville. He then le ft
the house, and the boy went towprk to re
place the goods which had been p aced on
the counter for his customer's ins tion,
and be discovered that he had taken viay
a number of valuable articles, among whi ti
were a fine hunting case gold watch, Fr.
moat movement, four heavy gold chains,
and nine heavy plain gold rings. Search
was made for Mr. Meyers immediately,
but he has not since been heard of. it is
altogether probable that the thief belonge
to this city, as he appeared.to have a knowl
edge of Mr. Stevenson's establishment,
and doubtless knew that he was absent
from the city. Officer McCready has the
case in-hand and will "work it up" if there
is any clue by which the thief can be dis
The Ladies of the Reformed Presbyterian'
Church of this -city will hold• a Fair and
Festival this and to-morrow evening in the
spacious hall of the Fourth ward public
school house. As there will be a great va
riety of fancy articles suitable for holiday
presents, tables spread with tempting vi
ands and as the proceeds are to be in aid
of the Missionary Associations of the church
who will not gladly , spend a little time in
visiting and re-visiting .a place so attractive,-
for an object so praiseworthy, when for a
half dollar both admission and an oyster
.supper are added to the higher incentives
The Drummer Box.—The extensive pre
parations of the last few weeks have per
fected all arrangements, and the "Drum
mer Boy" will make his debut at the
Academy of Music to-night. The rapid
sale of reserved seats even up to Saturday
night next promise a flattering reception of
this beautiful ,Allegory. Natural in its
situation, real and'life like in its character,
and replete with the stirring incidents of
bur recent rebellion, it is doubly Interest
ing as an exhibition and a faithful page in
our national history. Again we advise all
to secure seats early. Box office open this
morning from 9 to 12 A. M.
Union Depot Ilotel.--Comparatively few
are aware that Mr. Marker has retired from
the superintending of this excellent hotel,
and that Col. E. R. Unger, the Secretary
of the . "Keystone ,Hotel Company," is in
charge, of the establishment. The Colonel
is a gentleman of great suavity of manner,
very attentive to guests, and possesses a
high toned moral character. Under his
capable management and the aid of his
obliging office assistants, coupled with the
fact of his linig connection with the Central
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the hotel
will doubtless maintain its popularity and
attract hosts of persons to patronize it.
The Keystone Pottery.
The establishment of a queensware man
ufactory in this city by Messrs. S. M. - Kier
di Co., at 363 Liberty street, was an enter
prise which was by many presumed to be
a hazarclons undertaking, but time has
proved the wisdom of the firm. The qual
ity of the ware manufactured is unsurpass.
ed by any In the country, and it is coming
Into general nse. In addition to the excel
lent quality of the ware there is another
feature which recommends It to purchasers,
and that is its cheapness. They can manu
facture ware cheaper than it can be made
in the east, and purchasers therefore save
at least the fx:eignt on It from the eastern
Extensive Robbery in Birmingham.
Between four and five —
morning, the clothing store of John A. Paff,
at the corner of Washington and Denman
streets; Birmingham, was entered by bur
glars and goods to the value of fOOO car
ried away. An entrance was effected by
forcing open a window shutter at the rear
of theiaculdinz and removing the , sash. A
gentleman passing on the opposite side of
the street saw two men corning out, of the
establishment with the goods, and started
la search of the night watchman, but before
he returned the thieves had made good i
their escape. Chief of Police Irwin and
Officer Messner. of this city. have the case
in hand, and are on the track of-the scamps.
District Court— J ndges Hampton and
In the case of J. W. Cochran Sc Co. vs.
Owners of the Steamboat Neville, motion
for new trial.
Following is the trial list for today:
80. Denny vs. 'Wood's -
109. Williams vs.-Bartley.
112. Frecke vs. Hartzell.
115. Meyers vs. Price. '
1.18. O'Leary vs. Green.
125. Moore Sc. Chambers vs. Arbuckle do
126. Moore vs. Rowland A Harris.
127. Ralya Lt Robertson vs. The National
Refining and Storing Company.
Court of Common Pleas—Full Bench.
Court met at ton- o'clock Saturday morn
ing, and-tlie following business was trans
PETITION' FOR. COUNTER SECURITY
Charles Jeremy filed a petition alleging
that in January, 1865, William 0. Johns
was - elected-one of the Aldermen for the
Seventh (non Tenth) ward of Pittsburgh,
and that the petitioner, together with Rich
ard Williams, became surety on the official
bond of said Johns in the sum of three
thousand dollars; that the said bond was
conditioned that the said Johns would
faithfully pay over all moneys that would
come Into his hands as an officer, which
agreement was not fulfilled, the said Johns
becoming insolvent, by reason of which the
petitioner has been sued as one of the se
curities. The petitioner asked for a rule
on the said Johns to show why he should
not give counter security. The rule was
granted and made returnable on Saturday,
January 2, 1869.
In the case of Sawyer vs. McGinniss, the
ejectment suit Which occupied the at
tention of the Court for the past two weeks,
the jury found a verdict in favor of the
After the transaction of the usual Satur
day business, Court adjourned.
TRIAL LIST. FOR TO-DAY. i
Following is tho trial list for to-day:
No. 203—Thompson vs. Collins.
No. 250.LLynch vs. Haley,
No. 251—Gerloch vs. Gissel.
No. 255—Mathews vs. Morrow.
No. 256—Lucas vs. McClaren.
No. 258—(•lark vs. Ci'Donnel.
No. 259—Whitehousb's Administrators
vs. Wm. Spencer,
No. 261—Fultz vs. Rushenberger.
No. 262—Stafford vs. Kerr.,
No. 263—English vs. Carson.
Court of Quarter Sessions--Fall Bench.
In the case of James Rumble, indicted
for rape, the jury found a verdict of guilty.
• Frank Nicholson, who plead guilty to an
Indictment for assault and battery, was
sentenced to pay a fine of one dollar and
costs of prosecution.
Dr. Thomas Graham, convicted of assault
and battery, was fined ono dollar and the
costs of prosecution.. •
Charles Murphy, convicted last week of
assault and battery, was sentenced to pay
the costs of prosecution and undergo an
imprisonment of ten days in the county
TRIAL LIST FOR MONDAY.
Com. vs. Margaret Barrett.
Corn. vs. Win.'Foreman.
Corn. vs. Francis Reiley.
Com. vs. David Williams; 2 cases.
Com. vs. Joseph Patterson.
Corn. vs. Ruth Ann Murray.
Com. vs. Eliza Soles.
Corn. vs. Anthony Green.
Com. vs. Henry Thompson.
Com. vs. David Morgan alias Skipper Mor-
Corn. cs. Ebenezer. Williams
TRIAL LIST FOR TUESDAY.
Corn. vs. Wm. Meninger -and Wm. Brown.
Corn. vs. Mary Johnston.
Com. vs. Patrick Kernan.
Corn. vs. Charles Smith.
Com. vs. Jnseph G. Miller.
Corn. vs. Wm. Devine.
Corn. va. Eliza Humphries. _
Corn. vs. Rachel Kinney.
Com. vs. Margaret Stooker alias Sophia
Corn. vs. Thos. Campbell and John Russell.
Fire lu the Fourteenth Ward—The-Belle-
field Presbyterlau Church Burned.
" A disastrous fire .occurred in the Four
teenth ward yesterday by which the Belle
field Presbyterian Church, a new frame
building only completed about three
months since, was totally destroyed. The
church was heated by a hot air furnace in
the cellar, from which the fire originated
in consequence of ono of the flues being de
fective. The Sunday School was in session
at the time the- fire broke out, and, when
first discovered, it caused the wildest, ex
citement among the crowd' of children
which had assembled at the school. Every
effort was made by those present to subdue
the flames, but owing to the scarcity of
water and the inflammable material of
which the building was constructed; the
fire spread so rapidly that in less than au
hour the beatifal building which had been
constructed at a cost proximating twelve
thousand dollars, was a heap of smoulder
ing ruins. We did not ascertain whether
there was any insurance on the building or
It is elsewhere announced that there aro
four, vacancies at the "Kenwcod Boarding
School," New Brighton. This institution,
founded and presided over by Rev. Joseph)
P. Taylor, has for several years attested its
claim to be one of the best in the Cenntnon
wealth. It numbers - among itspatrons
some of the most discriminating and judi
cious of our citizens, and-has earned a rep
utation which draws boys from many dis
tant places to seek its academic advantages,
The location, Just outside the village, Is
elevated and salubrious; the buildings, in
cluding the boarding house, school house,
gymnasium, itc., are admirably adapted to
their uses. The grounds are extensive, the
landscape picturesque and beautiful—a
combination of attractions which, with the
well.known experience and eminent abili
ties of the. Reverend Principal and his as
sistants should at once fill all vacancies.
The Allegheny Sewerage-Tax—Meeting of
Puretutut to-notice published in the' city
papers, a meeting of the citizens of: that
portion, of the Second and Third,wards,
Allegheny, formerly in Reserve and Mc-
Clure townships, convened at the Ridge
wood Schodl,House on Saturday evening,
for the purpose of taking action in regard
to the manner in which the assessments for
sewerage purposes are made, to protest
against'-the present law, as being unfair
and unjust, and to solicit the City Councils
to have it modified or repealed.
The meeting was or,zanized by calling
Mr. Jonathan Gallagher to the Chair, and
appointing Robert Thornburg, Secretary.
Aafter 'the object of the meeting had
been Clearly and pointedly stated by Mr.
tiff m. McCreery, a committee on resolutions,
consisting of Messrs. G. W. McClintock,
Thompson Bell and Wm. McCreery weria
The committee reported the follow n
preamble and resolutions, which, on lo
tion, were unanimously adopted:
WIIERHAS, The rural districts of Alle
gheny city, comprising parts of Reserve
and McClure township, were annexed
the city by an act of Legislature witho, t
the knowledge, consent or wish of its citi
zens; and, further, whereas, said city bas
never thus far extended to this portion lof
it any of the general benefits or accomnio
&Worts of the city, viz: Water, gas, pate
ments or police. Farther, as the Councils
of said city obtained an act allowing them
to impose a tax for sewerage purposes solely
for the benefit of the old portions of the
city—said tax to be assessed on the super-
ficial feet of all property regardless Of its
value-;-thus taxing farms by the square foot
as much as the most valuable lot in the
center of the city; therefore,
- Resolved, That a Committee of— be and
is hereby appointed to meet and confer with
the Presidents and others of the two Coun
cils asking them to relieve i s from said tax
for these reasons: Ist. We can receive no
benefit whatever from it, situated as we
are more than one hundred feet above the
head of any sewer. 2nd, That a tax without
regard to benefits derived or value of prop
erty taxed, is manifestly unjust. •
Resolved, That this Committee be re
quested to report 'to an adjourned meet
ing-next Saturday in order that the neces
sary action for our protection may then be
On motion, the Chairtnan was requested
to appoint the Committee suggested by the
resolutions, in response to which he select
ed the following named gentlemen: Gee.
D. McGrew, Wm. McCreerv, Thompson
Bell, G. W. McClintock and Jonathan Gal
lagher. The Committee were further in
structed to request the Presidents of both
branches of Council to call a special meet
ing to take some action in the matter as
soon as possible. There was a full and free
interchange of expression of feeling on the
subject, during watch the law and those
who were instrumental in having it enacted
were handled in no complimentary terms.
The law as it now stands was denounced as
unjust and obnoxious, and should be modi
fied or repealed.
Mr. McCreery thought that the State of
Louisiana might as well tax Ohio and other
States for draining the Ohio river as for
Allegheny City to tax the rural districti for
draining off the filth of the city. The sew
ers were of no earthly benefit to his, prop
erty, notwithstanding it is proposed to lay
on a tax of something like one hundred
and sixty-five dollars per acre.
Mr. McGrew did not object to paying a
fair proportion of the tax, but •he did not
think it right to make the hill districts
bear all the burden.' Let the tax be put
on us any other city tax, according to val
Mr. McClintock said that he had had
some experience in paying sewerage taxes
in Pittsburgh,-and that the assessments
there were made so as to make the property
through which the sewer passed stand the
greater proportion of the expense. How
ever, he was wiling to pay his pro rata,
provided it was put onus any othercity tax.
It was also stated that while taxes in
Pittsburgh were considered onerotis, it was
found on comparison - that the taxes in this
'part of Allegheny would be, if this sewer
age law was not changed, four times
In accordance with the resolutions above
noted, there will be an adjourned meeting
at the same place on next Saturday evening
to hear the report of the committee ap
pointed to confer with Council.
Fires at 011 City—Narrow Escape.
About ten o'clock on Thursday night last
a fire broke out in the engine house ;Co. 1,
on the Hassan Flats, by which the derrick
and engine house were destroyed. The
loss is estimated at about six. hundred and
At twelve o'clock an alarm was sounded
from the vicinity of the iron bridge, and
immediately afterward the two story frame
building at the north-west 'end of the- iron
bridge was discovered to be on fire. The
basement and first floor of the building
were occupied by D. Wareham & Son as a
coffin manufactory and salesroom, and a
Dr. Burel occupied a room as an of and
bedroom. The second floor was occupied
by Captain Frank Wareham and family.
The flames made very rapid progress, and
the Wilily of Capt. Wa:eliam, consisting of
his wife, sister and two children, who wore
.sleer• the time. were awakened either
molt in the stmet or the smoke
the rooms, and barely had time
in their night clothing before
whole of the second story was
But a few inopaents had elapsed
_.... flkuilly had eacaped, before the
—.aro bundle was a burning mass. About
this time the engines were got on the
ground, but the re bad programed so fir
that it was irnpoisfle to put it out, and
the streams from tlfeengines were turned .
upon a row of bulldin situated under the
bluff on the opposite sic of the street, but
the fire raged with great r and commu
nicated to these building* aspite the ef
forts of the firemen. `Two ot`thefie build
ings, both of. two stories, and \occupled
by Messrs. 1), and Nelson Downhy, John
Rodgers, and a railroad track laborer and
their .families, were almost entirely \ de
stroyed. Through the stronuous exertbnin
of the firemen and altlzene,the lire was go
under control before It-.had done - any far
ther damage. Two of the last named fami
lies lost furniture, &b. to the amount of
5700. ' The two buildings) burned were
owned by Messrs. MeAboy and Arbuthnot,
of Pltsburgh.. The loss sustained by D.
Warehatn dt Son on the building and stook
of coffins, duf.:will reach 52,600, and that of
Capt. Wareham will. roach WO. Neither
the furniture belonging to this gentleman
or any of his talnity's clothing was Hayed.
There was no inifurance. \ _ _
The tiro is maid to have originated from
clothing or othefinflummablo material talc
log fire from u imp that had !boon loth by
Dr. Burial in him room while lin a Ado of
intoxication. Tho Doctor ad►nitm that ho
was intoxicated during tho availing but
says that ho did not louvo it light In lila
The sidewalks on Hoover Woof" Alla.
gheny, - between Montgomery and North
avenues, are in an !tinned imintenable mn
dltion. A few week's ago tiMy wore both
reourbod, but the brick pavOnients, which
were necessarily torn up' at the time, have
.never been relald, neither have the large
>il©s of dirt dug ulkand thrown to one Niche
Wen removed. The thaw of the lent few
days hen mottonad the ground end made It
nceemnary for podeistrlants to wade through
mud in some plums ankle deep or travel a
nquaro or two out of their way to got rotted
It. It would be a sad thing, Indood, If all
the imprecations that arg hurled at the
unfortunate Street Commisolsnor On On"
count of Shia matter wore la reality to be ,
MONDAY, DErritIBER 21 1868"
Never within the recollection of the "old-.
eat inhabitant" - was the
,evil of inteniper
anee carried to such an in tbisdty
as at the present time, notwithstanding the
efforts of the various temperance societies
to remedy it. Drunkenness is 'more preva
lent than We ever knew 0> before, and is
alarmingly increasing. Scarcely a night
passes that the several cells in the
"Tombs" are not filled with the victims of
this degrading and damnable evil, and it is
only a very small minority of the cases that
are found there, as it is only those who be
coming stupid from the effects of liquor
are found lying upon the street cor
ners, or those who become crazed
and maddened by the poison they imbibe,
and are noisy and boisterous on the streets
making night hideous with their brawls,
who are taken in charge by the "guardians
of the night" and conveyed to that place of
rendezvous, to be released in the morning
on payment of a light fine and costs. There
are hundreds, perhaps thousands of others,
who have not et fallenso low as these, but
who are drunkards nevertheless, and with
the great majority of these it is only "a
question of time as to when they will be oc
cupying a cell In the watch house with the
soft side of a plank for a resting place.
On Friday evening last we witnessed an
incident of a most 'touching character,„ one
calculated to make any man, with a spark
of humanity in him, deprecate thert3vils Of
intemperance, and from the deptli -- --.of his
soul curse those - who are instrumental in
promoting them. In passing along one of
the principal streets, our attention was at
tracted by the 'voice of a little girl in
tones of supplication. On entering an
alley from where the voice proceeded,
we discovered a little girl of eleven
years pleading with her father to
go home, while he, poor wretch, was
so beastly drunk as % to be unable
to answer intelligently or even recognize
his child. On inquiry we learned of the
child that her father lived some distance
from the spot and that she had been search
ing.for him for several hours and found him
there in that drunken and degraded condi
tion by accident. She stated that until with
in a few weeks past her father had been a so
ber, industrious man, had a good situation
and was receiving a large salary, but he
took to drinking, neglected his etnployer's
business and was discharged, since' when
be has been in a continual state of drunk
enness. He had left home in the morning,
where her mother, who had three children
younger than herself, was lying sick, and
that there was nothing in the house to eat.
This is only one of many incidents of that
character which are of daily occurrence.
Is there no remedy for the evil?
Long Lost Child Found
Under the above caption the Reading Dis
patch says: '
• Sixteen years ago Mr. Aaron Orick (col
ored) was a slave in Virginia, and by con
sent of his master became the possessor of
a wife, by whom he had children. One of
a girl, when five Years of age, was
sold to a slave dealer and taken from her
parents—they knew not where. Al, the
breaking out of the rebellion Mr. Orick
watched his opportunity to escape and flee
to the free worth, and when the happy day
dawned he sat out for the land of the free
and finally reached Reading, where fie
sought employment, and by honest indus
try has managed to maintain himself and
family comfortably up to the present time;
and being endowed with more than ordi
nary Intellect is now becoming somewhat
noted as a local preacher. A - few days
since he received a letter Informing hi
that his child was still living and could be
found at Lexington, Virginia. Mr. 0. left
this city yesterday in search of his girl, and
ere this reaches the eye of the reader, it is
probable that the father has kissed the lips
of his child—not as a slave—not as the
property or chattel of an aristocratic slave.
holder —but as his own loved, long lost child.
There has been a great change in the condi
of this family since ten years ago, and
we know of no one better able to appreci
the happy changes than Mr. Orick and
Fatal Railroad Accident,
Many of our readers will remember two
little Italian boys who have procured a liv
ing on the streets of our city, and other
towns, by playing a harp and a violin for
the contributions of those who chanced to
hear them. We learn from the Williams
port Bulletin that about six o'clock on TueE
day evening, they started up the railroad_
track to the depot to ascertain at what time
they could go out. While watching for the
cars on the track, they were walking on
another, and a car backed down the switch;
striking both of them and throwing the car
from the track. The oldest one, named
Powell Blasye, aged about fourteen years,
(the harper,) had both his legs very badly
'fractured—one below the knee and the oth
er above. — He lingered for some time, but,
although he had the best of medical attend
ance, he died before morning, Ells cousin,
aged about ten years, named Frank Lapih
rei, was seriously injured in the chest and
had some ribs broken, and w:.a injured in
ternally, but the physicians report him as
doing well, and they have hopes of his re
covery. The oldest boy had only been in
this country two or three months.
Some persons are disposed to find fault
with Mr. Canning, of the Opera House, for
increasing his prices during the Booth en
gagement. This course, Wo aro assured,
ho is compelled to adopt,
.owing to the
limited capacity of the house and the ex
ponso attiMding the engagement of the
brilliant histrion. Mr. Canning conducts
his busineis not so much to prove himself
a bonofactdr of his race in supplying people
first class amusements at pecuniary loss to.
himself, - as to realize some little profit from
his exertions, anti no sensible man can well
blame Wm.! If ho could pack three or four
thousand person in the Opera House he
might afford to play Mr. Booth a month
here at the usual prices of admission, but
with the scanty accommodations at his ills.
- pomal an advanced rate is .1111 absolute laud
The Other Side.
DM 0(1, ono of the partici' whom wo mon
tionoCKesterday as having boon ()barged
by .foil Ilarington, boforo Alderman
Strain, with aggrimitott assault and -bat
tery, appeared iniforo the same magistrate
yesterday and !nitwit! Information against
Harington for disorderly Conduct and mis
demeanor, Robinson alleges that Raring,
ton canto on tho ferry boat to an intostea
ted condition and began to insult thn pas
manors Uv amino and (twisting lan
gooire• when the Collo:niter canto round,
it hi stated that ho not only rectified to
demist, but Waned to pay his faro and began
to fp/arra with the oolloctor. llaring.ton
was arrested and, atter a hearing, was finod
alio dollars and costs in ouch case, which
be paid and was discharged.
Dr, A, Q. Atieandless, Physician to the
Board of Health, reports the following In
terments In the city, of Pittsburgh for the
week conunenclng December Uth end
ending December 18th, OBS:
Minos 11 W I . llte ID
141,4141n5 „ H S .
The aleearrot. and (loathe rationing thrive.
from Werra trontounption, 4; disease of how
trio, 14; diarrhroa, 11 old age, 1; apoplexy, 1;
oxpotiore, I; unknown, 4; burtred,2;
1; Itrortelatle, 1; rionvulalono, 1.
Of the rilatvo there wero under one year,
4i from Ito -a, 9; from oto 5,1; frmn 6to 10,
14 . from *4 to 110, 0; front 00 to 411, 3; front .40
10 lAli_ilottt 50 to 60, 9; front ~70 to dO, 1.
Shocking Accident at Miller Farm—Man
Burned to Matti.
About nine o'clock on Saturday morn
ing a benzine tank two hundred
and fifty barrels of crude oil and benzine,
at the refinery of Messrs. Crane, Thacker,
Johnson & Co., situated. on a side bill on
the Miller'Farm _and Pithole Plank Road,
a few rods from Oil-Creek, exploded with
a loud report. The force of the explosion
shattered the tank into fragments. The oil
and benzine which it had contained took
fire at once and ran down the hill, delug
ing two men named George Bartlett and
Thomas Knowlton, who were standing a
a few feet below the tank, in a torrent of
tire. - As soon-as the explosion occurred,
Mr. Bartlett started on a run along the side
of the-hill, in otder to get out of tile path
the ,oil would take in its descent, but had
gone but a few feet when he was overtaken
by the burning oil, which he says was knee
deep, and severely burned about the t.ody.
On reaching •a place of safety, he turned
around to see what had become of his com
panion, and saw him wallowing in the
flames. Mr. B. at once plunged into the
fire, seized his companion and dragged him
out, and then rolled him down the bill till
the flames that had fastened to his body
and clothing were quenched.
These two men were the only persons
near tba refinery, and what we have given
above occurred before the crowd that had
been attracted by the noise of the explo
sion, reached - the scene of disaster. Those
who arrived first found Mr. Bartlett lying
down seriously burned about the body and
arms, but some-little time passed before
the horribly burned and crisped but still
animate form of Mr. Knowlton was discov
Medical - assistance was at once tele
graphd for to UppeCherry Run; and in
less than fifteen Minn es Dr. G. Shamburg
and another physician were on the ground,
rendering all possible d. Mr. Knowlton,
.besides being burned over the surface of
the body had inhaled fiame, - and his inju
ries were mortal. He Was conscious until
toward noon, when he!expired. Mr. Bart
lett's burns area a serious nature, but he
is pronounced out of danger.
The explosion of the benzine tank set a
wooden tank containing naptha, situated
between it and another iron benzine tank,
on fire, and the flames (communicated to
the second benzine tank, also containing
about two hundred and fifty barrels of
crude oil and benzine. 1 This oil, amount
' ing in the aggregate to abbut four hundred
1 and fifty or five hundred barrels ' was en
tirely consumed. The benzine tanks and
1 Connections between the. stills and the
tanks were destroyed. The total loss will
roach about .154,000. I is sustained by
Messrs. Crane, Thee er, Johnson and
Real Estate Transfers.
The following deeds is-ere filed of record
before 11. Snively, Esq. Recorder, Decem
ber 18th, 1888. 'L.
Joseph Ganster to F. H. Hussman, Novem
ber 30, 1868; lot of ground on Franks-
town road, in Nineteenth ward, Pitts
burgh, containing 11 perchesS. $4.000
Andrew Jackson to Jake Hill, S, - -uue 3, 1868;
tract of land in Sewickley township, con
taining 6 acres 122 perches 815,000
John Gass and F. Brown to Patrick Nolan,
January 1, 1867;.tw0 lots at Woods' Run,
McGure township. 40 by 120 feet fee-1.400
Wm. Semple to Elizabeth Bogdan, Octo
ber 31, 1868; tract of land in Ohio town
ship, containing 4 acres $2,800
Robert Dickey, Guardian of Mary F. Moh
ler, to John J. Mardian& July 25, 1868;
lot corner Negiey and Broad streets,
Nineteenth ward, Pittsburgh, 60 by 110.
John Porsch to Anton Mink, November 19,
1868; tract of land in Hampton township,
containing 15% acres of land.. $1,488
Mary A. Sinclair to M. Burkholder, Octo
ber 1, 1868; lot fn Versailles township, 50
by 224 feet $l5O
David P. Hatch to James Rodney, Decem
ber 18, 1868, a tract of land in Ross town
ship, containing ten acres $lOO
Wm. C. Robinson to Charles Andrews,
June 1, 1868, a lot on Pittsburgh and Coal .
• Hill Turnpike, in South Pittsburgh, 30 by
John J. Covert to Calvin King, November
30,1808,tw0 lots in Ewalt's plan,Lawrence-
ville,4B by 100 feet $1,700
John C. Barr to Isabella•W. C. Coming!),
December 17, 1868, lwo lots in the Four
teenth ward, Pittsburgh, on Dithridge
street, 86 by 104 feet and 40 by 118 feet
M.. 1. Hartshorn to George W. Johnston,
December 1, 1865, lot No. 89, Grant street,
Pittsburgh, with buildings $l,OOO
Six mortgages were also filed for record
EDITOES GAZETTE—The ; record of the
weather from November 14th to December
13th exhibits twenty variable or cloudy,
seven of rain, eight of snow, freez
ing and, white frost sixteen, - and
seven sunshine days.' Amount of
water that fell, 2 60.100 inches; daily
average of the river, 6',:4 feet; of the ther
mometer, 37. From the 15th of September
to the , 14th of November, 1868, the ther
mometer exhibited a temperature of 230
degrees colder than did the same days in
1867. From the 14th of November to the
13th of December, thermometer 37; same .
days 1867, 371,; ' nearly equal. From Sep
tember 15th to November 14th, 1868, a frac
tion less than four degrees colder daily.
The warmest day in 1867, the 20th of Sep
tember, was 75 degrees; in 1568, the
15th of September, 69 degrees. This grad
ual lowering of the temperature in the fall
to the middle of Deceinber.has boon gener
ally a preclude to a eold,natural winter,and
from the abundance of snow being fixed
in the north-east to the west, we should infer
it would be a steady cold: but the indica
tions of the present month point to Moder
ate weather. Indications from December
18th to January 12th point to eighteen
- cloudy and variable, eleven snow and rain
and eleven sunshine days; atmosphere but
moderately cold, pleasant winter month,
and but a moderate anteunt of snow. These
indleations aro contrary to our expecta
thins, but it Is presumed atter the middle
of January the winter will be severe and
prolonged, as there is a large - amount of
snow lying north, and a mild soft winter
could not be expected. The next storm is
likely to be rain. • 43. A.
Pirrsunnou, Dee.' 21, 1868.
Manufacturer's Sale of Pine Triple Plated
silver Ware and Cutlery.
On this Monday morning, December 21st,
at ten"O"elock a. in., at Masonic Hall- Auc
tion Roome, 55 and 57 Fifth avenue, will be
sold, without reserve, one of the finest and
largest assortments of Triple , Plated ware
over (Aired in this city. The consignment
Is from the well known house of Ernest
Kaufman, 8 , 18 North Eighth street, Phila.-
nelnhia. Every article guaranteed as rep
resented. Cioods on Exhibition on Satur
day, Dyeember 16th. For particulars see
advertisement. H. B. Smithson it Co.,
Infant Esau, Tanana Plg, Maas Blower,
Armlesa Lady, Llllputlan King, White and
Black Twine, at Burnell'a Museum.
The place to get White Lime, Calcined
Plaster, Hydraulic Cement. la - at Eckel' &
Cietkey's, 167 First street.
Tathing At' commences an engagement
at Burnell's Museum today.
Pleturea, all elm; and prleea, at - Burke's
Gallery, 09 Vida avenue.
• Congress of curiosities at 13urn°11's Mu
seum, during the holidays.
Four Pictures for 25 oouts at Burke's.
Suitable Christmas. Presents,'
Messrs. B urr i s do ,C aughey, the- imad a r
first Class druggists and dealers in toilet sr
ticleli and perfumeries, cien.'nter of - Pepi'and
St: Clair streets, have just receivetta.very
fine ssortment of, choice. new goodioitli a .
ble for holiday present making. It is one
of the most complete stocks ever opened in
the city, embracing imported toilet sets,
cologne sets, perfume sets, fancy soaps Such
as Lowe's honey, brown Windsor, elder
flow r , glycerine, &c. The perfumeries
are t i e most acceptable in use, both of for
eignand American manufacture, while the
sets and cases used for them are remarka
bly xlich, neat and pleasing. A full variety
tv of general goods, such as fancy hair
brushes, pomades, tooth and nail brushes,
combs, puff boxes, hand mirrors, etc., will
be found, so that on the whole no trouble
need be experienced in making selection
by those anxious to make presents. _
tunes are told by the talking pig . at
Talking Ph.—This is the name given to
the star curiosity that is to appear at Bur..
nell'S Museum to-day. We are informed
that it is one of the most highly trained and
educted-animals in the world. Professor
Sode , the trainer and owner of the-pig
has pent years in educating him, and
promises a wonderful performance. Infant
Esau!, Bohemian Glass Blower, Armless
Lady, Liliputian King, White and Black
Twins, will all remain during the holidays,
The !Museum is certainly worth a visit,
Ope . day and evening. ---- —.--..- . '
Al games of cards,are played successful
ly by, the talking pig at Burnell's Museum.
The Purest and sweetest Cod Liver-011
in this 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. at
Kellwood Boarding School for 80y5...
Four vacancies on January 6th. Apply to
Rev. J. P. Taylor, New Brighton, Pa. 2w.
Pthisic or Asthma.—Those who, suffer
from this distressing complaint, are Fe
min •ed of Whitcomb 's Remedy. u.w.r.
Talking Pig can tell the time of day to a
miEnte by any persons patch at Dimell'a
IN hen ••ort want Pictures go to Burke's
Gallery, 69 Fifth avenue.
Agps of old and young are told by the
talking pig at Burnell's Museum.
Markets by Telegraph
Lot.:now, December 19.—Consols 92g.
Five twenty bonds 74X. Stocks quiet; Erie
FR`ANIIFORT ' December 19.—Bonds 783‘.
• LIVERPOOL, December 19.—Cotton firmer
--middling uplands 1056a103!,d on spot and
1034 d to arrive; Orleans 10X,alld: sales of
fiftedn thousand bales. Breadstuffs un
changed. Wheat; red western 98 10d,
Flour 26s 6d. Corn 38s 9da39s. Pork 86s.
Beef 105 s. Lard 68s. Cheese 695; buoyant.
Baco 54s 6d. Spirits Petroleum 7d; refined
is 7d, Tallow 48s. Petroleum at Antwerp
IRE, December 19.—Cotton firmer on
spot t 123 frs, and, afloat.l2l fra. ,
FRXNICEORT, December 20.'- Bonds
steady. Five.twenties, 78%.
QUEENSTOWN, December 19.—The steam
ship phlna, - from New- ork, arrived yes
terday evening. •
CHICAGO, November 20.—The Wheat
market last night was not particularly ac
tive and closed steady at $1,103 for No. 2.
Cornl neglected. Oats nominal at 44yc.
Provisions quiet; reportwi sales confined to
130 bills Mess Pork at $26, seller February
and Itlarch. •
PEltitY—On Monday, Feeeeinter 14tn. 1868. at ',-
his residence, tierznanl own. Philadelphia, JOHN
F. PERRY, brother of H. Perry.
Notice of the funeral will be given
Le tenbenville papers please copy.]
X.E.X. AIKEN, UNDERTAKER,
.tio. 168 FOURTH STREET, Pittsburgh, Pa,.
.11iS of all kinds, CRAPES, GLOVES, and eve .
ery description of Funcral Furnishing Goods fur
Rooms open day and night. Hearse am!
Carriages furnished. :-
Ristanimas—Rev. David Kerr, D D., Rev. H.
W. Jacobus, D. D.,, Thomas Ewing, Esq., Jacob H. ~
Mille , Esq.
Q:IIARLES &PEEBLES t UNDER•
TAXERS AND LIVERY STABLES, cornet of
DUSKY STREET A.ND CHURCH AVENUE..
Allep,heny. City. where their COIrYIN ROOMS are
coastnn_ tip supplied with real and Imitation Rose.
wood, Mahogany and Walnut Collins, at prices ra
lying from $4 to $lOO. Bodies prepared for inter...
mend Hearses and Carriages furnished; also, all
Linda of Mourning Good% if required. Oillee open i
at allihou.rs. day and night.
WOBEFIT T. RODNEY,
TAKER. AND EMBALMER, 2..0. 45 OHIO,
b , Allegbeny, seeps constantly on hand a!
large! assortment of ready-made Cone of the fol,
low l g kinds: First, the celebrated American Bu-Q.
rial Cases, Metallic Self-sealing Air-tight Cases,
and Caskets, and Rosewood. Walnut and Rosewood.
Imitation Coffins. W:lnut Coffins from $25 up-,
wardis. Rosewood Imitation Coffins from • (I 5 up,
warda, and no paint will be spared to give entirei
satisfaction. • Crape and Gloves furnished free oft
charge. Best Hearses and Carriages furnished oat
she notice. Carriages furnished to Auterais IL:
G.LNUINE • •
1.--);?.)%4 wxxs) )1
parrs]) TO IXPROVB 1 TES irtGO
FOR SALE BY
UIMSEATI4 & HASLETT.
54 FIFTH' STREKr.
ENRY G. SALE,
ner orPenn and St. Clair Streets,
:now in stock l one pfthe 'argent and most varied
all and Winter Goods.
brought to this ctty. Ms stock embraces $1
&toot Breach and English manufactures of
TDB, OASSINERES eBD OVED.OO/TICH
so. • full line, of bent's tarnfaking Good•
FOR A STYLISH OVERCOAT
FOR A STYLIsiI DRESS COAT,
yoit-A STYLISH BUSINESS COAT
RON A STYLISH 'WALKING -COAT,
FOR ASTYLIsH PAIN OF PANT
FOR A STYLISH VEST OF ALL
Pori all tho latest styles eut clothes, made of the oes3
material, and by nrst.elass workmen, and at prices
surprisingly low, go to the well known Idemliallt
I W. lIESPENHEID.
I NO. 30 ST. OLA'LIt STREET, now Sixth.
DB. V. DALY, D ....R. 8. BUTTON. K. TI
lIE UNDERSIGNED HAVE
tiOII4I.I,ED themselves together fbr the
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
ail. No. 3.0 3TOCETON AVENUE. A.lll4llenT
TllO3l. DALU,_3I. 3 1 4
13 LI U. 11. BUTTUNi'III.